But in this case of repercussions – which our choices present – there's this one thing I must reiterate because it seems you’ve not been listening. I'll say this slowly in hopes that sarcasm doesn’t get in the way. We are a preacher and not a performer and certainly not a perfumer. Our audience is GOD. What others get is what GOD GIVES.
in defining heaven, we do not define heaven by the earth or just merely the absence of hell but by the presence of heaven, itself.
If we don't say these things the way we should – the way that pleases GOD and exalts HIM above our intentions, we shall be judged. If we are not teachers when we should be, we shall be judged and if say we are teachers when – indeed – we should not be, we shall be judged for that which we were not made to defend seeing that we have abandoned our job for the protection of the interest of heaven upon the earth.
So where faith is a currency of the spirit, the works – from FAITH – are natural corresponding values. Show me your faith, which is alive, and make sure that your works are clearly seen. We don't hide our light in darkness and we should not hide our faith in workless living.
Sir, if an adulterated faith insists that we cause division among our members and then prosper a division between people of low esteem and the rest they find in JESUS, we are guilty of Partiality from faith. I know, you know and we know that GOD would not reject a human being because they are too poor to pay an offering.
But let's assume, for a minute that religion is that which stands as the name of the walk to and by GOD. Let us assume, for a shivering second, that religion refers to the state of being groomed to be acceptable before GOD: the fattening of the lamb procedure, the series of steps that lead upstairs beyond the cares and spheres of natural life to the very edifice – that is – the presence of GOD in the present. Let's assume that; because when we do, we can boldly say that what matters is the sincerity of heart and purpose before GOD.
Yes, It is only JESUS (through the work of the HOLY SPIRIT) that convicts us to repentance but it’s gracious to see that we can be partners of this great blessing of calling sinner to repentance. Brother Ananias: who neither failed nor was afraid as the Word of the Lord came boldly to Saul; a new life and light that sparked off the great movement in the conversion of gentiles.
If we deserve punishment in judgement, we can receive an entitlement of forgiveness by this commandment. Break the Wheel!
The focus of the Messiah – humble shepherd and guide – is the sheep, the lost sheep and the other sheep. All sheep would be saved (if they want: accept to the saved), brought to the fold under one guide and true protection and led into the bliss of eternal fellowship with the creator. That’s the aim of salvation.