The Cup of Blasphemy

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All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Tim 3:16

Recently, there has been an attack on the word of God by preachers who are in serious error.

They claim that the Holy Spirit never points out sin in a believer’s life. Additionally, they mock God’s laws as having no significance. We know that the law cannot make us righteous but it can reveal to us what sin looks like. The law was made to reveal lawlessness and our need for the Saviour.

These people take joy in exposing themselves to all manner of evil and perversions just to prove to themselves and the world that they are not sin conscious. They seem to go to great efforts to numb their consciences. Surrounded by an arsenal of conscience numbing doctrines and seducing spirits, they have drunk the cup of blasphemy.

Paul warns,”Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. Hymenaeus and Alexander are two examples. I threw them out and handed them over to Satan so they might learn not to blaspheme God.” 1 Tim 1:19-20

God is a Father and like any father, He corrects and disciplines His children when they go wrong or sin.

You may think that the Holy Spirit will not point out sin if you are doing wrong. Sadly, if the Holy Spirit indeed convicts you of sin, you may think it is the devil and rebuke the Spirit of God.

Do you see how this deception can rob a person of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives? This deception is strategically designed by Satan to open doors and gain access into the lives of people through sin.

I want to encourage you to live a simple life in Christ. Watch and pray, love God and love God’s people. If your conscience convicts, repent and receive God’s forgiveness and love. Never dwell in sin, but rather abide always in Christ through confession and receiving forgiveness.

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