How Great is That Darkness!
But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matt6:23-24
The professing church system is under Great Darkness they believe to be light. They say 'We see, but what is it they're seeing?
“If you were blind you would have no sin, but now you SAY you ‘We See’ Therefore your sin remains!” (Jh9:41)
They Search the Scriptures, (Jh5:39) believing they have eternal life in them by repeating the words. But they have neglected the weightier matters of the Words: 'Repentance and Faith PROVEN by Deeds! Acts26:18-21 Thus like the Jews, they refuse to Come to a proper understanding of repentance unto life and remain the ‘Blind leaders of the Blind’ Matt15:14, producing a defiled fruit rotten to the core. They are seeing conversions taking place in the darkened heart of a person yet to be Purged in repentance! Here is an example taken from a detailed email received in response to the question:
'Does a child molester have to stop molesting children in order to get saved?' (read on a weep!)
Thank you for this email. Your inquiry regarding
salvation and sexual abuse is a very complex question that does not have an easy
answer. First, let me tell you that I believe the Bible supports the idea that
a person doesn’t really have to stop anything in order to get saved. We are not
saved by what we do, but we are saved by what Jesus Christ has already done for
The Bible says we are justified with Him, by what we believe in our heart and confess with out mouth. (Romans 10: 9-10)
The Bible also says that after we get saved we need to work out our Salvation with fear and trembling. (Phil 2:12) Thus, when we get saved we need to bring forth fruit worthy of repentance, proving continued evidence of our Salvation. (Mt 3:8)
People get saved and still smoke, curse, lie, steal, have a drug and even sexual addiction problem, and commit adultery, etc. Through an ongoing relationship with Christ, we are eventually to work sin out of our lives, as the revelation of Jesus Christ increases inside us. The Holy Spirit helps us do this work. (Hebrews 4:12) Sadly, even more tragically, people do get saved and continue the heinous activity of child molestation.
I have know people listen to the Word, read the Word, pray the longest, and sing the loudest, and be active in and even faithful to their church – but never change. For some reason, unknown to me, they are capable of continuing in the sin of sexual abuse.
Carl, I have to tell you — in the area of sexual abuse — it makes me wonder just how deceived these people are — and, while I do not like to judge anyone, and while I know that Jesus Christ does forgive any sin — when people continue in this type of behavior — when people don’t come forward for help — I have to wonder if they even grasp the aspect or the purpose of their Salvation.
While all sins can be forgiven — in my opinion - this kind of sin must stop instantly in the life of a man made righteous by the blood of Jesus Christ. Otherwise...I would question whether or not he is even saved, even though he (or she) may be smack-dab and serve as a minister in one of the best churches in America. (Mt 7:21)
Carl, let me tell you that I work extensively in situations related to all kinds sexual abuse, especially with victims. I would advise you that if you know of a child who is being molested, you are mandated by the State to report it. If you need help, I can help you. Also know this, as a church, while we don’t condemn the sinner, we do not tolerate the excuse that a person “just can’t” stop their sexual abuse. The cost to the child is just to great.
The last comment I will make is that if you know of someone active in a church that is involved in sexual sin — please come talk to me. I am called to help in these situations. This has to stop. God has called me to be a safe place to fall.
Sincerely, In Christ,
Elder Kaye Smith
IF this isn't a classic example of the Great Darkness the Church System is under I don't know what is. We had hundreds more similar responses to this same question over a period of a couple years, from a huge cross section of people representing Christianity. This one takes the cake in that it capsulates the entire delusion in one place. If a person can actually experience the 'New Birth in Christ and all His exceeding great and precious promises that go along with it (2Pet1:3-4) and remain still addicted to this VILE of a Sin then the Blood shed on the Cross has no more value than the blood of an animal that cannot take away sin! (Heb10:4, 29)
The Great delusion here is that the person
is assuming God must first 'Save the sinner, fill him with the Holy Spirit and
then begin the work of redemption through a process of 'sin repent, sin repent,
changing his desires slowly over time and make him fit for heaven.
This Counselor said clearly:
'People get saved and still smoke,
curse, lie, steal, have a drug and even sexual addiction problem, and commit
adultery, etc' This is an outright denial of
Scripture that says:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Cor6:9-10
DO NOT BE DECEIVED! The Scripture
warns. People doing these things WILL NOT inherit the Kingdom of God unless they
Stop doing them and come clean. The Bible says let 'No one deceive you with
empty words' sin brings death, if you partake in this kind of behavior you abide
under the Wrath of God.
What THINGS is he talking about? The Very things this so-called Christian Councilor said is common among the Saved!
'But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Eph5:3-5
She also said: 'I believe the Bible supports the idea that a person doesn’t really have to stop anything in order to get saved' Really? Does that include even the most despicable sins imaginable as the question addressed? Again the Bible says: 'He who Covers his sins shall not prosper but whoever Confesses and forsakes them will find Mercy!' Prov28:13, and again:
Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. Isa55:6-7
Does any of this sounds like you don't have to amend your evil ways before God will grant you Mercy? She also sites Rom10:9-10 as instant Justification: 'The Bible says we are justified with Him, by what we believe in our heart and confess with out mouth' Where is the 'FORSAKE' part ... as in 'Anyone who names the Name of Christ must Depart from iniquity!' 2Tim2:19
Is it of any wonder why she counsels
'Christians' addicted to all these things and the Churches are filled with
professing fornicators, adulterers, sexual perverts and a host of other
destructive behaviors? It's her concept of Salvation that's out of sync with the
Bible, not the people who don't
'grasp the aspect or the purpose of their Salvation'
The Purpose of the Commandment is 'Purity, Sincerity and
love' 1Tim1:5, that's the Doctrine in accordance with 'godliness,
the Wholesome Words of Jesus Christ! 1Tim6:3
In the Churches that Purpose has been turned on its head and perverted into 'Filthiness, guile and tolerance', Jesus said to:
'Go and Sin no more!' Jh5:14, 8:11, He said he who 'commits sin is a Salve to Sin, Jh8:34. According to these 'Christian Counselors if you're NOT in the actual process of committing Sin your a liar and the truth isn't in you!
She also said: 'the Bible says that after we get saved we need to work out our Salvation with fear and trembling. Thus, when we get saved we need to bring forth fruit worthy of repentance, proving continued evidence of our Salvation' But the Bible says it's 'Repentance unto Salvation, 2Cor7:10, repentance comes FIRST not after a person is Saved. 'Bringing forth deeds Worthy of repentance, Mat3:8, Lk3:8, Acts26:21, is the initial act of coming to God for Mercy, Isa55:7, you can't 'Work out' your Salvation until you have it! And you surely don't 'have it' while still addicted to these Sins! Here's what sinners need to be told before they can even THINK about forgiveness:
She has the Process backward, as do the Churches. They deny 24/7 that a person is able to 'Cleanse themselves of all filthiness and overflow of wickedness' in repentance. They call it 'saving yourself and heresy to claim man has the ability to come clean with God in the process of repentance and get clear of his sins before mercy can be granted. BUT the Scripture speaks directly to 'SINNERS commanding them to: 'Cleanse your hands you 'sinners, purify your hearts you double-minded' Notice it doesn't say to 'Wait for God to do it for you, it says YOU do it if you want to receive the 'implanted Word that is able to save your soul.
The reason no one in these Churches ever becomes a DOER
of the Word and actually Stops their vile behavior patterns is they have never
done their 'First Works' of repentance proven by deeds! Rev2:5. In
their world its 'not of works', meaning they do nothing and God
does everything, it's not 'What must I DO to be Saved', it's what
He DID in my place, they cry that 'Christianity is not about
DOING it's about DONE! Therefore the things they
actually do are anything but godliness and self-control. Jesus said you must:
'Strive, Obey, Keep His Word, Count the Cost, take up your cross, deny yourself, endure to the end and sin not!'
These so-called Counselors wouldn't have to console themselves with the 'they were never saved to begin with' fantasy, if to BEGIN with they had told the people to come clean with God in repentance. BUT how can someone who has never Purified their own heart by obedience to the truth tell others it's even 'possible to do so? Like all the Pastors, teachers and helpers in the Church System placate themselves with the same excuse: 'I would question whether or not he is even saved (committing such sins as discussed) this gives them the 'appearance a godly organization. By parroting these excuses they can quiet their conscience from crying out that such behavior is deserving of punishment. Bottom line 'all is forgiven and under the blood', and who are we to Judge.
She said: 'If you need help, I can help you' I ask HOW is anyone of this sort going to HELP anyone!? By telling them they're already forgiven and need to enter some 12 Step Program to be weaned off their addictions?
It's certainly not going to be easy for a person this far gone to come clean with God in repentance. But it's not impossible and it's going to require a VERY diligent effort on their part to break free from all the delusion. God's hand is always out-stretched to a humble and broken heart WILLING to Seek Him out in a self-cleansing repentance. Psalm 32:1 Says: 'Blessed is the man in whose heart there is no guile', a heart emptied of treachery and deceit, THAT'S what God is looking for! That's how you 'Purify your heart form its 'Double-minded ways and find real Mercy that will lift you up out of the mire of your sins, renew your mind and truly regenerate your spirit. If you desire to be 'Washed, renewed and regenerated' Titus3:5, you must first do your part in repentance proven by deeds, then the Eye will be good and the WHOLE body full of Light!
Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, Says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isa1:16-20