I have often said in the past, the church is so ignorant of the Bible that I don’t believe they even know what sin is any more. Most of the clergy are not teaching what sin is. One of the most glaring sins is, not instructing ourselves in the Holy Will of God. It is not an option! 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Get it? That is a command, not just an idea to consider and forget. Yet, when did you listen to a preacher tell his congregation that they must become knowledgeable about The Scriptures? I can’t remember when I last heard that in Church and I go to a good church.
We all know we are supposed to please God. How do we please Him when we don’t know (from the Bible) what pleases Him?
There is another
problem. Many people “cherry pick” the
Bible. In other words, “I don’t like what it
says there. I’m not going to do that!” On
the other hand they might follow other
instructions which they find more palatable.
That is “cherry picking”. Hate to break it
to you but that does not fly with God.
This is what The
Lord told Jeremiah,
"This is what the
LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the
LORD's house and speak to all the people of
the towns of Judah who come to worship in
the house of the LORD. Tell them
it is obvious that we need to follow all of
scripture which is The Holy Written Will Of
God for humankind.
There are grave consequences to all of the above. All you need to do is read Deuteronomy 28 to understand how severe those consequences are. I highly recommend that we all devour this chapter and thereby, determine with our entire beings to please The Lord, trusting in the power of His Holy Spirit for what we need to be faithful in that commitment. Every person who sincerely determines to be that kind of individual will certainly find The Spirit willing and able to equip us to the task. Many blessings on your journey!