God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Monday, October 10, 2011

Rules - 1:14

14.  Do not esteem godliness any less because it is held in contempt & scorned by the ungodly.  On the other hand do not look more favorably upon sin just because it is so common, & the majority of the people live in ungodliness.  Numbers are no proof that a matter is right.  The way to hell is always full of wandering souls (Matthew 7:13).


If God should ask you on the Last Day, "Why did you profane the Sabbath?  Why did you become drunk with intoxicating beverages?  Why did you lie?  Why did you live with hate & jealousy toward others" - would you then answer, "Lord, I did so because nearly everyone else did so."  That would be a wretched answer!  God would then say to you, "Because you have sinned with the majority, you must also be cast into hell with the majority."

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2 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Truly thought-provoking, no? Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Angela said...

Love this one Shirlee. I can just hear my Daddy preaching a sermon on a topic similar to this many years ago. It stuck in my mind. Thanks for the memory.
Amgela