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The EX Daily Word for June 1, 2009

Practicing Sin

1John 3:7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who
practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who
practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning.
The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and
he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and
the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice
righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

This is something that we don't hear about often. But it's in the bible.
1John talks about us not practicing sin if we are born of God. So, why are
Christians practicing sin on a daily basis, living in sin, or defending sin
with "once saved always saved" doctrinal beliefs? Well, it's because
perilous times are here! People are wanting what they want! They want to
fulfill every sinful or fleshly desire they had when they were in the world
and use God's grace to protect them. But the underlying factor still
remains. If you are truly born of God, you do not practice sin. So what are
all these "new" Christians that practice sin born of? Well, they have a form
of godliness but deny the power. A homosexual that sits in church, plays the
organ, directs the choir, preaches in the pulpit, and carries on with his
homosexual lifestyle is not born of God. How do i know? Because the BIBLE
told me so. It says that if you are born of God, you do not practice sin!

So, what's all the fuss about? People just don't want to believe the entire
bible. How can you serve under a homosexual pastor? How can you allow a
homosexual to lead your worship in church? How can you allow someone that is
living with their boyfriend or girlfriend to hold a leadership position in your
church when the bible says that those that do these things are not born of
God? If you are not born of God, then you are of the devil, right? So then,
why are we allowing people to practice sin and yet be leaders in our
churches? Would Jesus allow that? Would Jesus allow a believer that is not
his kindred to lead his people? NO WAY! So, this form of godliness is not of
the true God, but it's of the antichrist. To deny the power of God is
blasphemy and an unpardonable sin according to Mark 3:28. People hear me. I
know most churches are not on this page anymore and many of them are on the
prosperity page, or the motivational page. But this is in the bible. If you
are truly born again, you do not practice sin. If you are practicing sin,
you are not born of God and will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Sure
we all have gotten off or may get off every now and again. But the beauty
of it is that true birth in God will cause you to overcome the sin of the world.
You will not continue in sin if you are truly born of him because to be truly
born again means that you are not the same and deliverance will come! So,
i would suggest that you be born again! If you have been born again and you
are practicing sin, then be born again AGAIN! Do it til you stop practicing
sin. You should never think you have it made because of eternal security. Be born
of God and there will be no question of whether or not you are eternally secure.

Suggested Reading: 1 John 3 in it's entirety! (The NAS Version)

©2009 G. Craige Works All Rights Reserved

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