Sunday, 14 June 2015
Religion and Grace
Religion can become such a controversial topic. We as Christians need to be carefull that we don't become so religious that we forget about the greatest commandment Jesus gave us and that is to love. We must not "push" people away from God's love because we become so religious. We must truly live out the grace and love of God.
We have to love on people that are broken by sin, people in need of His love. When people hurt and they feel they are not good enough to be loved and accepted by Jesus, we need to be there full of the Grace of Jesus to lead them and show them they are loved and accepted, no matter their sin. For everyone sins and falls short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23) but then John 1.17 tells us that God's unfailing love, grace and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. How exciting.
The gift of Grace through Jesus to us is absolutely invaluable and great. God's mercy was given to us only through Jesus Christ .. how awesome that NO MATTER what our sin, God loves us unconditionally and so we have been accepted by God. Jesus tells us in Matthew 12: 31 - 32 "every sin will be forgiven, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven". And blasphemy against the Spirit means to continuously reject the Holy Spirit's promptings to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour. Jesus said in John 10 : 27 that NO ONE shall snatch a believer out of His hand.. we shall never perish but have eternal life.
So today I say to all sinners (like we all are including me), no matter what your sin is, turn to Jesus because He alone will love you unconditionally, accept you as you are and give you everlasting joy and peace.