Romans 1:16 says I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL (THE BIBLE) of Jesus Christ: for it is the POWER OF GOD unto SALVATION to every one that BELIEVETH; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Hebrews 4: 12 says the WORD OF GOD is quick, and POWERFUL, and sharper than any two-edged sword.
PROVERBS 14: 32 says the wicked is driven away in his wickedness but the righteous hath hope in his death. Wisdom resteth in the heart of him (her) that hath UNDERSTANDING. But that which is in the midst of fools is not the truth unless shouted loudly. RIGHTEOUSNESS exalteth a NATION. But sin is a reproach to any people or nation especially to the neighborhood. Righteousness, godliness, and Christianity maketh A NATION GREAT.
Take time to READ Psalms 147:5-20. GREAT IS OUR LORD, AND OF GREAT POWER: HIS UNDERSTANDING IS INFINITE, everlasting and needed by all men. Man disobeys both laws of the land and the law of God. 1. They sin at night to get away with it. 2. They lie about what they do. 3. They find loop holes in the law. 4. They flee and hide from the law and man. 5. They change their names and identity. 6. They pay their way out of crime. 7. They think they are above the law. 8. They are outlaws. When man breaks the law of God, he does not get by with it. Be SURE your sins will find you out. No body gets by with ANYTHING THAT the Bible says, and all will be punished the same. There is no hiding from God.
Matthew 4:4 says man shall not live by bread alone but BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD. Take time to read II Timothy 3:16,17 because it takes all scriptures. The pope said on TV that he will NOT uphold same sex marriages. The CHURCH OF CHRIST WILL NOT EITHER, because GOD will not. Yet some religions will. Same sex marriages are legal in 29 out of 159 nations. Yet there is one kingdom it will never be legal, the KINGDOM OF GOD (THE CHURCH).
ROMANS 1:27-29,31,32 SAYS and like the women also the men, leaving the NATURAL USE OF THE WOMAN, burned in their LUST one toward ANOTHER; men with men working that which is unseeming, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their ERROR which was meet. AND even as they did NOT LIKE TO RETAIN GOD IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE, God gave THEM TO A REPROBATE MIND, to do those things not convenient. Being filled with all UNRIGHTEOUSNESS (NEVER BEING RIGHT) …. WITHOUT UNDERSTANGING, covenant-breakers, without NATURAL AFFECTION (SHOWING NO KINDNESS OR PITY FOR OTHERS). Who, KNOWING THE JUDGMENY OF GOD, THAT THEY WHICH COMMIT SUCH THINGS (MEN WITH MEN AND WOMEN WITH WOMEN) ARE WORTHY OF DEATH, NOT ONLY DO THE SAME, BUT HAVE PLEASIRE IN THEM THAT DO THEM?
All too often nations have laws that contradict the BIBLE. These are evil nations. Repeating the sins of Jeroboam which caused Israel to sin. When man changes the BIBLE and others do the same, this causes people to sin. Men like Adolph Hitler and Saul of Tarsus and false teachers. Men and women that committed adultery were stoned to death in the Old Testament. Therefore, adultery is against the law of God. Man will be punished for this sin. Yet today there is no punishment for adultery in America. So, to be able for man not to be punished for breaking the law of God man must become a member of the Church and have his sins (the breaking of God`s law) FORGIVEN, washed away.
So, Jesus built his church Matthew 16:18,19. Matthew 3:2 says repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 7:21 says not every one that saith lord, Lord shall ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, but he that DOETH the will of God. Therefore, Jesus built his Church and set up his Kingdom about 2,020 years ago. People have been becoming members ever since. Today, why do men disagree on HOW to become a Christian? BECAUSE there are false teachers. The book of ACTS tells man what to do to become a Christian. IT also tells man HOW he wants to be worshiped and when. Also, how to treat each other.
Ephesians 4:25-32 says wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christs sake hath forgiven you.
Please join us at Pine Church of Christ, Rhinehart Parkway, in Spencer. Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesday night Bible study at 6:60 p.m.