Posts Tagged ‘godliness’

Scripture warns of a people who honor God with their lips, but whose hearts are far from Him (Isa 29:13, Matt 15:8, Mark 7:6).  Who possess a form of godliness, but who live in denial of His true power (2Tim 3:5).  A people who diligently study scripture, yet refuse to come to Him (John 5:38-40).  Who call Him Lord, and do things in His name, but who don’t truly know Him (Matt 7:21-23).  These warnings are not aimed at an unbelieving world, they are for those who profess to be “Believers”, who consider themselves “Christians”, who refer to Jesus as Lord, and who are likely to be found in a church building.  These warnings culminate in the book of Revelation, which contains strong admonitions for the various churches.

With so many claiming that we are approaching the end of times, we need to hear the voice of the prophet Elijah echoing out of history, “How long shall you waiver between two opinions?” (1 Kings 18:21).  As John the Revelator said, “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Rev. 2 & 3).

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