Thursday, April 03, 2008


I sometimes wonder how far we should go when we are spreading the gospel, at what time is it when we should cease speaking with someone and leave it up to God and His will in the matter.I believe satan will use folks to bring division umong the brethern. It bothers me when I see a christian putting down another christian when they both are trying to reach a lost person, when the other christian stands up for the lost, I think they have crossed over the line and I believe that those that are haters of Christ love to see division festering and satan loves it even more. The haters of christ are conniving and even come across that they actually have an interest in what we are saying but in actuality their main objective is to bring division and they meet their goal many of the times. I am not saying we should not share the gospel with everyone, but we need to be decerning. I looked up Proverbs 17:15 and found this and found it interesting. Brothers and sisters need to stand firm together.When we lift up the world and put down each other what are we saying? When a believer shares that gospel it is offensive to the world and no matter how lovey dovey we present it they will battle you on it and be disgusted with it. When a brother or sister stands firm I find some christians find fault and say your not being loving enough, the bible tells us the Truth offends and that means anyway it is presented. Let us all remember not to justify the wicked....

King James Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD

Proverbs 17:15 (New International Version)
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—
the LORD detests them both.

New American Standard Bible
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

He that justifieth
tsadaq (tsaw-dak')
to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense) -- cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just(-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be turn to) righteous(-ness).
the wicked
rasha` (raw-shaw')
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person -- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
and he that condemneth
rasha` (raw-shah')
to be (causatively, do or declare) wrong; by implication, to disturb, violate -- condemn, make trouble, vex, be (commit, deal, depart, do) wicked(-ly, -ness).
the just
tsaddiyq (tsad-deek')
just -- just, lawful, righteous (man).
even they both
shnayim (shen-ah'-yim)
two; also (as ordinal) twofold -- both, couple, double, second, twain, + twelfth, + twelve, + twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.
are abomination
tow`ebah (to-ay-baw')
something disgusting (morally), i.e. (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol -- abominable (custom, thing), abomination.
to the LORD
Yhovah (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.


Anonymous said...

Good post! VERY true!

Maxine said...

You are right. The gospel does offend. We do our best, leaving the results to God. But woe unto me if I do not speak the Word of truth as the Lord gives me opportunity.

Baptist Girl said...

thank you.



jazzycat said...

So true. Our job is to present the truth of the gospel without watering it down to make it more appealing.