There is no in between when it comes to being a follower of Jesus Christ. These are not the words of us, but the words of Jesus Christ Himself and the Prophets He is speaking to. But the Holy Spirit guides us to the Truth as we read God’s Word and we get closer to Jesus. The Holy Spirit is not going to lead you to believe anything that contradicts Scripture. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, and you have the Holy Spirit guiding you to Truth and Transforming you into Christ’s image, you are not going to believe abortion is okay. It doesn’t matter if you are Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, or Presbyterian, or Lutheran. If you believe in abortion, you are not following Jesus Christ, and you are not listening to the Holy Spirit. If your mind is telling you that you are, then you are being deceived by the devil. There is no gray area, and there are no circumstances that change what God commands us in His Word. Lois Vogel Sharp speaks about this very clearly in explaining Luke 6:46-49, “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, but not do what I command? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them. That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house, but could not shake it because it had been well built. But the one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed.” http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WqcbdCULQMs.
Lois talked about surrendering to Jesus and this opened the door to graces from the Holy Spirit to Transform her into a True child of God. The deception of the end times, is that we Christians want to believe we are good people and follow Jesus, but our actions and beliefs are speaking differently. Our fruits are our actions that always point back to Jesus and God’s Word. Our foundation is in God’s Word that never changes. If you are not following God’s Word, you will have no foundation, and your faith will be shaken and washed away by the floods. Do not continue to believe that you are following Jesus Christ if you believe sins are okay with God or that He will continue to overlook them because you do good deeds or are kind to others. Jesus clearly says that this is not enough.
How do we know we are listening and being guided by the Holy Spirit? Father Mark Goring does an excellent job of showing us five signs of confirmation that we are listening to the Holy Spirit. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dLkLZ47SMbE. Notice that one of the five signs is that you fall in love with Sacred Scripture! Father Mark said it sets your heart on fire, it fills you with delight, and you have understanding of how it applies to your life. This is because the Holy Spirit is showing us the Truth of God’s Word. We must all read it and pray for the graces to have understanding so that we may be transformed in our minds! Romans 12:2, “Do not conform yourselves to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” Once this love for God’s Word fills us, it overflows into our actions and beliefs, which are our fruits! There is no in between and this is what the Scripture tells and this is what the Prophets are telling us and this is why Jesus is coming soon. People are conforming themselves, even Christians, to this age! This is why when Jesus returns and renews the Heaven and Earth, it will be the end of this age. Because the devil has infiltrated several generations of this age for over a hundred years and this is explained in the beginning of this blog.
If you believe in God, and accept Jesus as the Son of God, but still believe sin is okay, whether it is abortion, homosexuality, lying, cheating, adultery, gossiping, hating others, or unforgiveness, then you are not being Transformed by the Holy Spirit, and you are being deceived by the devil. When Christians and Prophets point this out, it is out of love for Jesus and the Salvation of Souls, not to judge. Jesus is the just judge, we are not, but we have an obligation, as His Disciples, to speak the Truth. When He returns, He will judge all of us on what He commanded of us, which is to avoid sin, and be fruitful with love, compassion, and mercy. Mercy is telling everyone the Truth of God’s Word, and not pretending or assuming that we can continue to sin and keep pleasing God.
Here is a video from Father Mark Goring today on the Salvation of Souls! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FxYNqONeo8s.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us”. Have a blessed day.