POST #6 THE SPIRIT OF LAWLESSNESS: DON'T BLAME YOUR CHURCH
LAWLESSNESS CAUSES A DEPARTING FROM THE FAITH:
In this post we are talking about how a lawless heart causes believers to depart from the faith. Good God-fearing believers living a life of praise, worship, Word, and prayer allowing sin and lust for the pleasures of the world to capture the heart.
Then comes the blame game and the excuses. Have you noticed that when a believer turns back into the world of sin they can always find a Pastor, a Church, or a group of Christians to blame.
No one can make me happy, sad, fearful, or mad. I am 100% responsible for my feelings, my actions and my choices. Self will is the cult of humanism. It is saying that I am god and lord of my life and I can do as I please. Humanism seeks to “dethrone” God and elevate man. Making God into the images of man means that we can make Him any way we desire, with any faults or weaknesses that would suit us. However, God cannot be dethroned. God will turn them over to a reprobate mind who exchange the Creator for the created and turn the natural order of man into an unnatural lust. Humanism and a Christian that is captured by the lust of the world is a life that has NO FEAR OF GOD!
Romans 1:22-28 ESV Claiming to be wise, they became fools, (23) and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. (24) Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, (25) because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. (26) For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; (27) and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. (28) And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..