July 20, 2016


upload146890302366610_thumb“In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned the words, “Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate” (1959:47). “Cheap grace means living as though God ignores or condones our sins. But forgiveness means that sin is real, and must be dealt with. We cannot ignore it, because God does not ignore it. The denial of sin is not grace: it is a lie. Cheap grace means living without the demand of obedience upon us.” (Obedience to God’s Commands, Bible Gateway Commentary)

Christ says if you “love me keep my commandments.” Asked on the “Today” show if this was plagiarism, Melania Trumps speech. Christie brushed it off: “Not when 93 percent of the speech is completely different than Michelle Obama’s speech.” My friends, does that mean the seven percent we did not give to the Master will be the only part that will burn in perdition’s fire. The other ninety-three percent of our mind body and soul will live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity in Gods pure and holy kingdom.

If Governor Christie is correct, we can worship a false god seven percent of the time or give God only ninety-three percent of our time and talents, and 10-Commandments-finalseven percent of our money. How about we keep only ninety-three percent of the Sabbath day, that is probably a better percentage then most Christians do anyway. But God says; remember or don’t forget one-hundred percent of His Sabbath day that He blessed and hallowed.

And The last six commandments, Honoring our mother and father, murder or being angry with someone, adultery, stealing, lying and coveting, we only have to keep ninety-three percent of each one. If Governor Christie made any sense, “till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Matt. 5:18 (KJV) is not relevant in today’s society. And if He made any sense, we would only have to carry ninety-three percent of our cross to be a disciple for Christ.

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory………. All the nations will be gathered before Him, He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, all who kept one-hundred percent of all His commandments…..Then the King will say ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

And He will say to those on the left hand, the ninety three per-centers, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:” Matt 25:31-46 (NKJV) As a child of God we are too close, “He is even at the door” for us to be putting percentages on Gods laws. Christ himself tells us in Matt 5:19 (NKJV)

bo12Whoever, breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” James 2:10 (NIV), also states “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.”

My friends, “Stumbles at just one point” is that seven percent of God’s commandments we don’t mind breaking or those “socially acceptable sins.” As God’s children, “what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see him as He is.” [The One who died for our salvation and who showed us it is possible to keep one hundred percent of all ten of His commandments] 1 John 3:2 (ESV)


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