Even though the message is greater than the messenger – but not the sender, who is GOD – identifying the messenger grants a subtle validation to the message. For example, the guiltless can’t speak of guilt in good faith just as the atheist cannot say that “GOD is good” and remain as they are.
The FOURTH issue is that with contention comes a digression from progression to regret. Someone remembers the past and begins to not just doubt but specifically wish they had not known the truth or met the truth personified in JESUS; someone thinks they should not submit to GOS's sovereignty and in this, humanity begins a movement to accuse GOD: not by words, alone, but by actions or worse: by intentions which fight GOD more than we know.
We've all been there...here...wherever you are; listening to this or reading this. We've all ran away, curled into our shells in hopes of self-preservation as the nearest form of salvation. We've all left where we were or where we were kept; we've all been displaced, dislocated (not by bone alone but away from joy or the magnitude of peace). We've all been distant from GOD and it’s always by our own making.
Why do I say all these? To glorify the work of sin? Never! I say this so you'll understand the gloom that comes with being guilty of sins from simply thinking of sins.
Can we run away from temptations? Yes, but we shouldn't because temptations help us tell our proximity to truth, our age in the reprise of faith, our inner state to GOD, our remote state that we are ready to be used by GOD – upon completion; they tell the enemy to be clear because nothing they do can derail us and nothing new can impale our thinking which is set on GOD.
Have you ever asked, how much you need to pay for faith to reveal itself? What's the price-tag of faith? How frequently should you pay to renew your subscription to salvation? To what bank? What is the money used for? How expensive is faith and salvation and the freedom by redemption?
In your script – I hope you look closely – everything you do is for that one person: to please them, to be at ease with them. They are your standard, your goal, your escape from Sheol, your freedom, your Gaol and your indemnity.
The Chair, permit me to state that all those who go by the name, Christian, are always to be held accountable to it. Our Act is to live like CHRIST and be like CHRIST such that when the world forgets CHRIST but sees us, they would remember.
Look at what JESUS did while HE was alive, then compliment this with what HE did while HE was dead and add these to what HE did when HE resurrected back to life – to never die, again.