U-TURN OR DISASTER

Look with me at the CONDITION of prophets and priests before judgment came to Judah. God speaking through Jeremiah (6:14) “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace’ they say, and there is no peace.”

The “sinner seeking” church today that ignores the sin issue, refuses to call sinners “sinners,” hops over the demand for repentance is not acknowledging the “wound” of the people.

Surgeons have to remove the problem – not ignore it – before the wound can heal.  Church leaders should address the problem; the problem of sin is not removed by ignoring it.

“Peace, peace” they say, “that conviction you feel is the devil trying to bring guilt on you. God loves you. He will not bring guilt. Peace, peace.” How we pride ourselves on not scaring sinners to Christ, and all the while ignore the issue of hell. Peace, peace vs hell!

Prophets and priests, there is little time left. Don’t have blood on your hands because of not telling the uncomfortable and troublesome TRUTH. John the Baptist said repent (Matt 3:2); Jesus said repent (Mark 2:15; 13:3 & 5), Disciples said repent (Mark 6:12); Peter said repent (Acts 2:38); Paul said repent (Acts 17:30; 26:20); John said repent (Rev. 3:19). Peter points out that one will perish if he does not repent (2 Peter 3:9) That’s quite a line up to go against. 

And “repentance” is a lot more than a New Year’s Resolution!

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Wikipedia:  The repentance (metanoia) called for throughout the Bible is a summons to a personal, absolute and ultimate unconditional surrender to God as Sovereign. Though it includes sorrow and regret, it is more than that. … In repenting, one makes a complete change of direction (180° turn) toward God.

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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to U-TURN OR DISASTER

  1. Amen! As much as I hate to hear my GPS say “Turn around when possible,” if I don’t do it, I will never get where I want to go…

    • oneta hayes says:

      Keep going on the wrong road will never get you to the right place. We should look with thankfulness to those who tell us we are on the wrong road. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Roos Ruse says:

    These “chats” with friends renewes my

  3. Roos Ruse says:

    Sorry, oneta, my fingers won’t let me key today. I meant to post that these chats with friends, both in the blogging community and local help renew my commitment to call it what it is. Sin. ” If I die I die”.

  4. Faye says:

    Thank you Oneta for your comments. I’m overwhelmed at times by, in many instances, the Church has or is watering down its main role in society. Not to be ‘acceptable’
    but to turn people around TO the Cross of Christ and realize that the whole societal sickness is SIN. Throwing money, making programs after program is only a bandaid. Courage God Given to say……You are going the WRONG WAY. You need to repent of all your SINS and be washed clean through forgiveness by the shed blood of CHRIST who has fulfilled all the Conventual sacrificial Promises of God from ages past to have a love joining and life with His People. What about we don’t believe in God? Then, you have no promise of hereafter but He believes in you..

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