Sins of the Church
Does the Quote in Picture make Sense?
Yes. Verses in Context (Luke 12:46 – 48, Luke 12:59).
Because ‘Christians’ are ‘given more’ & thus are ‘required more out of them’ especially in ‘obedience’ which is the ‘Will of God’ (e.g. Luke 12:47 & Matthew 7:21).
“… From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more” – Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 12:48, NASB, 2nd part)
For example, Romans 1:5 mentions the “obedience of faith among all the Gentiles” and NOT “faith only”. Obedience toward ‘His Commands’ (1 Corinthians 14:37).
“So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.” (Romans 9:18, NASB)
Aren’t the ‘disobedient – hardened’ and vice versa?
Which describes ‘us’?
Let each man answer for himself & why this is important? (‘no’ afterlife Judgment for ‘believers’ who do His Will which is Assigned to them, right? John 5:24 and vice versa as described in Luke 12:46 – 48):
“But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.” – apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 11:31, NASB)
Please also note the phrase “he who hears My word” (John 5:24, NASB) which implies the meaning —> “he who OBEYS My word” = “he who DOES My COMMANDS too” —> of which we can say that such a one is ‘doing the Will of God’, right?
Is it our responsibility to warn ‘other Christians’ about it or should we judge non-Christians instead as some believers do?
“It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.” – apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 5:12, NLT)
Where in last verse above,
Outsiders = Non-Christians (which is NOT my business to judge them at all)
Insiders = Christians who are part of the “church” (or the ‘Body of Christ’) and thus it is our duty to ‘judge’ each other (1 Corinthians 11:31, 1 Corinthians 5:12) so that “we” come under NO afterlife Judgment thereafter (John 5:24).
Can “we” see it?
Indeed, all of “us” being imperfect, need His Mercy Greatly:
“For He [God] saith to Moses, I will have Mercy on whom I will have Mercy, and I will have Compassion on whom I will have Compassion.” (Romans 9:15, KJV)
Verses Numbered 28:20 – Deep Messages
“And the word of the LORD came to me saying,” (Ezekiel 28:20, NASB)
“teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:20, NASB)
“The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and rebuke, in all you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken Me.” (Deuteronomy 28:20, NASB)
“Then Saul immediately fell full length upon the ground and was very afraid because of the words of Samuel; also there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no food all day and all night.” (1 Samuel 28:20, NASB)
“For this reason, therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel.” (Acts 28:20, NASB)
“A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.” (Proverbs 28:20, NASB)
“So Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria came against him and afflicted him instead of strengthening him.” (2 Chronicles 28:20, NASB)
“The bed is too short on which to stretch out, And the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.” (Isaiah 28:20, NASB)
“Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,” (Genesis 28:20, NASB)
“Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.” (1 Chronicles 28:20, NASB)
“Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?” (Job 28:20, NASB)
When we Remove the “C” (or the “Commands” of “Christ) from the Great ‘Commission’
[Matthew 28:20], we are eventually left to “Continue” with “Christians” with the Great ‘Omission’. Can you “C” it? I mean, see it?