So many church goers insist on living like heathens and then they call themselves “Christians.” The one world religion is evolving and forming right now and mainstream Christianity has subscribed to it. These people are hypocrites clinging to their sins refusing to let go of those old habits of booze, drugs, cigarettes, cohabitation, fornication, and so forth. It won’t work people. You not only have to live what you preach, but what you live has to line up with the Word of God. You cannot pick out the scriptures that you like and ignore what bothers you or hinders the lifestyle you want to keep. In fact, if you are so in love with your ungodly lifestyle then you are not honestly in love with the Lord. You cannot serve two masters. -Admin-
If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11 (NKJV)
When Jesus sets you free from sin, you are no longer held captive by sin’s impulses and desires. You do not have to heed them, but many times, however, you may give a knee-jerk reaction when those desires assert themselves. Old habits die hard, and it’s difficult to shake off living patterns that may be entrenched after a period of years.
Paul expressed this frustration in Romans 7:15-19: “For that which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do . . . For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish” (NASB).
Living in the liberty that Christ gave you by His death at Calvary is a result of understanding that He gives you the power to say no to old ways. The call of sin is the empty shout of false bondage; Jesus’ dying cry of “It is finished!” is your emancipation proclamation (John 19:30).
You can say with Paul: “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:25 NASB).