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      Judge Not?

      Monday, April 21, 2008

      "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

      - Jesus the Christ
      (John 7:24)

      (This is a clip from the great documentary Hell's Bells 2.)



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      2 comments:

      Anonymous said...

      Lane,
      I just jumped on the first comment available so I hope you don't mind? I have been listening to Paul Washer and others and have come to the conclusion that I am lost. I grew up in the church and asked Jesus into my heart many times when I was young. As I grew into my teen years I used the excuse that we all sin and I obused this "grace" and chose to live a sinful lifestyle and just confessed my sin from time to time to make myself feel better. I guess what I am saying is I've known about the Lord for so many years and I chose to sin so many years that now I have been asking God for mercy and I ask Him to change me but I find myself just wanting to be saved from hell but I don't have a desire to really live for Him?? Is there such a thing as a point of no return? Please pray for me. I wish I could tell you that I cried out to God and He has changed me but that would be a lie.

      Lane Chaplin said...

      Hey, I'm sorry that it took me a day to get back to your question. The best I think I've heard your dilemma explained is by answering this question honestly: Do unbelievers have remorse for their sin because they've sinned against God at all or do they have remorse for what the Bible calls sin because they know they'll get punished for it (that being the sole reason)? In other words, do they even care that they sin against God? In all my dealings with unbelievers, the only ones who show remorse in the least in the former sense are not unbelievers at all. They are believers who are struggling with assurance because their life doesn't jive with what they know they should be. I think it will give you great comfort to read Romans 7 which is Paul's account of the Christian struggling against sin. Note his many struggles and remember that the fact that he had those struggles did not nullify his belief in Christ. Here's the key: The Christian struggles against sin even the sin of complacency; the unbeliever never does. Complacency is a sin, is it not? The fact that you're worried about it is proof alone that God is doing a work in your life. The thing you must do now is not rely on a superstitious prayer, a walk down the isle or any merit that you can find in yourself but rely on the imputed righteousness of Christ which comes by believing in Him alone for Salvation. This video will help you understand imputed righteousness even more. These four videos will be a great encouragement to you, too. This is the first of the four. You can find the rest as video responses. Take care and let me know if I can give any more encouragement or advice, please.

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