There is no such thing as Carnal Christianity!

10 years ago, God took His hand of protection off of this country and allowed Evil to attack it. Since then, this country has grown even further away from God. The church in America has embraced messages of prosperity, self-help and conformity. We’ve turned away from embracing God’s message of Holiness, Judgment and Repentance. We need to get back on our knees America! We need to repent and come back to The Cross.

If we do: He will forgive us. He will have mercy on us and He will protect us!

God calls us to obey Him and His Word. He allows things to happen for a reason. He calls us to repentance and once we turn away from Him: He allows things to happen to get our attention to bring us back to Him.

Everything He does is out of love. He never fails us but we constantly fail Him. His son’s death on The Cross is sadly becoming The Gift that nobody wants.

“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.”- 2 Corinthians 13:5

You may say you’re a Christian and are leading a Carnal lifestyle you are only fooling yourself not God!

Millions have bought into the lie of the devil that as long as you once said a prayer, as long as you once professed Christ as Lord, as long as you go to church, or pay your tithes, or serve the poor, or any number of things to keep you in right standing with God, then you are saved and heaven-bound. If you attach your assurance of salvation to any of these things, then you are an idolater and have yet to be saved by the grace of God.

If you do not want and love God above all things: You will never see Heaven!

A sinner’s prayer does not save you, nor does a decision to “ask Jesus into your heart” save you, nor does fulfilling a list of religious duties save you – it is only by the unmerited favor of God, the grace that comes to those who repent and fully trust on the Person and work of Jesus Christ alone, that can save you. Eternal life is in a Person, not a decision or good works.

The grace that saves us is the grace that changes us, without fail:

“Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:20

But Grace does not give us a license to sin:

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” Romans 6:1-2

When you become a Christian, you become dead to self. You die to your selfish desires and selfish motives. You live with Him above all 1st in your life and you live to bring Him glory! You value God above all things!

“Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:3-4

In many churches today sin is tolerated, you have homosexual preachers and churches splitting over homosexual marriage.

“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.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.”

Leviticus 18:22

“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:26-27

The church in America is embracing what God calls an abomination.

Repentance and messages against sin are rarely heard. We’ve traded the Cross for prosperity, self help and conformity.

You don’t have to look too hard to find someone who will tell your flesh what it wants to hear. Sadly preaching is becoming less about God and more about catering to the hearts of men.

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” 2 Timothy 4:1-4

2 Thessalonians 2:3 says: “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”

“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” Galatians 1:8-10

The Gospel, the Good News, is Jesus Christ and Him Crucified and that we should repent and turn from our sins.

“But we preach Christ crucified…” 1 Corinthians 1:23

“For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the Power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

We must not walk according to the flesh and pursue the desires of the flesh!

Born again people do not act and behave like sinners!

If you believe you can flirt with the world, enjoy its benefits, and still go to heaven, you are wrong. Dead wrong, and you are playing games with both God and your Eternity!

Those who practice the works of the flesh as a lifestyle are not saved and they will not inherit the Kingdom of God!

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” Galatians 5:19-21

“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.” Ephesians 5:5

God’s grace not only covers our sins, but it gives us a desire to live in the way He has told us to live:

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,” Titus 2:11-13

“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord” Hebrews 12:14

The grace that He saves us with will teach us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and it will teach us to live self-controlled, righteous, and godly lives and Keep His Commandments.

“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” 1 John 2:3-6

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”

1 John 5:3

“Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.” 1 John 3:6-10

What did Jesus say about Keeping His Commandments?

“Whoever therefore 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.” Matthew 5:19

“So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 19:17

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” John 15:9-10

It’s either Sin or Him! If you love Him: You will keep His Commandments, not to earn salvation or favor but simply because you love Him and He loved you first.

He loved you so much that He died on a Cross to say I want that man in my family. That is Love! That is the Ultimate Act of Love!

This does not mean a Christian will live a perfect, sinless life, but it does mean the Christian will strive for perfection and pursue the holiness.

“But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 6:17-18

“And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:2

The desires and satisfactions of this world you used to have no longer appeal to you.

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” Ephesians 5:8

The closer you get to God the more you hate what God hates: Sin.

The closer you get to God the more you love what God loves: Holiness & Purity

As you grow closer to God, the more Sin becomes detestable to you and you begin to want nothing to do with it. You flee from it. You begin to eliminate it from your life.

You no longer follow the ways of the world. You are now a follower of Jesus Christ.

You have truly become “Born Again”.

“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” James 4:4 (Enmity meaning being opposed to)

There is no such thing as Carnal Christianity.

You are either saved or you are not, and those who are saved habitually practice the things of God out of love for God.

If you find yourself in a place where the joys of the world have consumed you and you realize there is something missing in your relationship with Jesus Chris: today is the day of salvation!

If you question your Salvation: you are probably not saved to begin with! Today is the day to devote your life to Him!

Your days are numbered: You will be in Eternity before you know it. Where your eternity will be spent is completely up to you.

If you want to spend Eternity with Your Lord and Savior: You must be born again. You must repent, or you will perish.

He is The Way, The Truth and The Light! No man comes to the Father but through Him!

You must surrender all and let Him rule your life!

You must die to self and to the temporary desires of this world and of your flesh!

You must hunger and thirst for righteousness!

You must love His Word! Obey His Word, and love His people!

I pray these words make you examine your heart and compare it not to other men but to God’s Word!

The day will come when millions of professing Christians are spending an Eternity in Hell all because they did not examine themselves.

They bought into Satan’s Lie of a “Carnal Christianity” where self is the Center.

I beg all of you to please not be one of them.

Don’t be someone who ends up in Hell when you thought you were going to Heaven!

If you do not desire holiness today, then you will be separated from the holiness of God for eternity.

His Word says so! This is not legalism! Every Scripture we examined today was out of the New Testament! Many by Jesus, Himself. This is Christianity.

This is denying yourself, picking up your Cross and following Him!

Listen to His voice: He is The Good Shepard!

Read His Word and set it as the Standard for your life.

Repent and trust in His finished work on The Cross today.

When you repent and turn from your ways; the grace of Almighty God will cover you in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said:“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me”.- John 10:11,2

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:15-18

You will not be alone! You will have His Holy Spirit guiding you, convicting you.

Jesus said His sheep hear His voice, and they follow Him . They do not follow the voices of strangers, they obey the call of their Master (John 10:1-30).

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