I pity for y’all Hell-Driven “god of men”. If only you can become “Men of God” in all earnestness.
The gospel is never Hell-Driven. Research your scriptures. Christ never posited out of Hell awareness. He always spoke about where he came from,giving great credence to His father,our Father.
Whatever happened to God and knowing him? Do we now use a Hell-analogy to get men a description of God and his ways?
The “wrongest” excuse of a reason for coming to Christ is “a fear of/for hell”. That’s a reception that leads to condemnation. Fellas like that don’t ever get to know God for whom he really is. They don’t get to understand the indepthness of a walk in the spirit. They’re just hella-scared of hell and don’t get drowned in God,who is love. They don’t have a straight reach to Grace,they’re just concerned with jumping in and out like dos and don’ts.
Don’t mind my wahala ooo, but some evangelism and “altar call” approaches I see here and there eeeh!
It is not typical of a salvational proceeding to condemn before convicting. That’s not how the Holy Spirit operates. He convicts unto deals and deals of righteousness. Righteousnes isn’t works,its a nature,a life,the God-life. It’s only the devil and our conscience that condemns us.
In otherwords,what the spirit does is to convict us to the point we get encapsulated by this God-life.
Whoever washes his legs before taking a shower??? #scoffs
Let’s not crown ourselves monitoring spirits, abeg! Or it may become imperative to reconsider the definition and scope of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Let’s not hands off the Holy Spirit of his designated work,-conviction. It all will amount to our trying hard to speech-turn fellas. We’re meant to just preach Christ-Grace! Who is Christ? He’s an express image of God. Who is God? God is love. We access God through grace by faith.
Any news that comes in form of condemnation is not the Goodnews,neither is it the Gospel.
Yes, some of y’all chineketed and spirocious fellas are saved and may have understood stuffs about God… But bringing many others to this glorious inheritance is one way most supposed Christians have failed and ended up basking in a full-blown religion.
“Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord and if anybody askes why you do so, be ready to tell him,and do it in a gentle and respectful way”. 1 Peter 3-15.
Mannerism and approach even as we preach and speak our belief matters,even to God(when we claim to be speaking about Him,tho’).
I see fellas starting up court-martials and rationing sentences to fellas they deem fit for Hell, all because you feel some way about something… My dear, Jesus wouldn’t have done that. I don’t care if you were warning them of how close their feets are to the gates of Hell; and possibly,you might have gone on to drag them out of that pathway with “Kingdom Violence”.
Some of the so-called “rebukes in the Lord” eeeeh, #smh… That isn’t how God rebukes us. He doesn’t call us sinners for all we’ve done. If that was the case,then RIGHTEOUSNESS BY WORKS would have been valid/alive. But we’re sinners for all we are.
The Old Testament and the Law painted a picture of an angry God,always ready to spit fire unless a calf is killed… This was because Grace hadn’t found them. When Grace came,He drank all of the cup of God’s wrath. God God can’t be angry.. Not even at a sinner. For he Loved the World(believers and unbelievers,animals,even the devil)…so he let Grace come down…if any will believe… So you see.. We don’t go about making God sound contradictory by positing an Angry “Him”. Anger is a work of the flesh,and he’s to holy to have a speck of fleshy works found on him.
So if you really wanted to show all of the hell-bound fellas the way to God and salvation… That way is a Dripping-Milky Highway of Love,even in our corrections.
Then you can tell me, without fear of a doubting from your villagers that you are a MAN/WOMAN OF GOD.
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