This post came to mind based on past experiences when I was not following the Lord. Remember that we must forgive everyone, even those that proclaim they are “Christians”.
I can’t tell you how many times people have shunned me or told me that I was going to hell based on the sin I was in. If we do not follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and then go after people, we can actually push them further into the pit of Hell!
So many people enjoyed telling me about my sin, but thought their sin was o.k. since they went to church every Sunday or they had some “calling”! Wow!! How Precious is that! This is part of the reason some have turned away from their faith — it’s the “do as I say and not as I do crowd”! Most of them have the false belief of “Once Saved Always Saved”.
Make sure you are listening to what the Holy Spirit is telling you before you speak! Sometimes we just need to be quiet! Often times people use a megaphone telling people they are going to hell, while they camp outside of a “sinner establishment”. The problem is that this will push some people further into the pit because they witness what appears to be hatred by people calling themselves “Christians”! Would you enjoy having someone speak into a megaphone every time you sinned by thought or action? We are all sinners and must repent often!!!
“Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. 2 For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and look, there’s a log in your eye? 5 Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
“Just As I Am”
“There Is Power In The Blood”
Another version of “There Is Power In The Blood”