This is a subject that is vital today and worth repeating because so much is happening to try and change what the Lord has commanded and taught. Most recently it has been said that a person will not go to hell because of their sins. This is false teaching. What makes preaching and teaching the truth so vital today is too many are teaching false doctrine and too many are believing it.
Many are asking 'where is the church? why isn't the church speaking up?'. Good points. Always remember everyone has not bowed to the false teaching. You just may need to look to find the truth being preached and taught. And then once it is found, will you obey it?
The Lord said to follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the lord (Hebrews 12:14). The Lord also said, "be ye holy for I am holy (I Peter 1:16).
Holiness is not an option. Holiness has already been defined by the Lord in HIs word. But look around. How many are living holy that profess to be saved? I write today as a preacher, teacher and older woman of the Gospel and one that came out of the world by the truth- the word of God.
Feelings and emotions have some how been made a part of redemption. Feelings and emotions has some how been made a part of repentance. Be advised that when feelings and emotions are involved repentance can not take place. Feelings and emotions will keep a person bound in their sins. Salvation is not based on feelings and emotions. It is based on believing the Gospel of Jesus Christ unto repentance. Acts 3:9 says, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord:". Matthew 18:3 says, "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven." Jesus told Peter, "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."- Luke 22:32
When conversion takes place, salvation comes. Jesus said to love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."- I John 2:15. The next questions would be, 'what is the world?' I admonish you to ask the Lord to lead you to a holiness church that is a real holiness church and not just a place to hear good music, sing, dance and shout so the truth can be taught to you.
Gentiles, we are running out of time.