Do you believe your sin influences God in His attitude, feeling, or actions towards you?
Judgment on sin
- Is God going to judge you for your sin?
- What if you have repented of your sins, is God still judging you for new sins?
- Does God send people to hell because of certain sins? How about those people who are cutting off heads, of late?
- What about Robin Williams, was he judged for his sins?
If “Yes” is to any of the above questions, then know that you are bound up in a religious Christian mindset that believes in a false Gospel.
The true Good News really is good news, not ‘kind of’ good news.
The False Good News – YOU must deal with your sin
Traditional Christianity teaches that sin still needs to be dealt with.
And if you don’t deal with it by
- Acknowledging you are a sinner
- Repenting of your sins – i.e. feel sorry for your awful self and be deeply remorseful
- Ask, plead, beg God to forgive you
- Ask God to cleanse you
- Ask Jesus to be your Savior and Lord
Then you cannot go to heaven. In other words you get to go to hell.
It’s up to YOU
It is up to you to determine your eternal place after this earthly life.
My, what a big responsibility and requirement we put on ourselves and everyone! What bondage the traditional religious mindset has put on ‘believers’ and ‘unbelievers’!
Horror or delight
With this kind of conditional ‘it’s up to you’ religious ‘Good News’ comes our clear determination of who won’t or will make it to heaven. Our determination will be much to our horror or much to our delight.
Here’s how it works
- horror if your beloved relative or dear friend has not done the religious steps to secure a place in heaven
- delight if your beloved ones did go through the steps to attain heavenly security
- delight because certain one, for example – ‘vicious head chopping terrorist’, have to go to hell (because we know there’s no way they will do the salvation steps and obviously are not worthy to go to heaven anyway)
- horror to imagine that someone like those ‘vicious head chopping terrorist’ could possibly even get into heaven – just the possibility of it is nauseating
Sin Controls God is impotent
Do you realize this kind of religious thinking gives power to sin and implies that God is impotent?!
It says in effect
- the torture Jesus experienced was not sufficient
- Jesus’ death was not enough
- God’s love is conditional
- you have to live in uncertainty in your relationship with God
- your sin dictates God’s actions
- your sin determines God’s feelings toward you
- evil ultimately controls and influences God
- your actions determine whether you are on God’s good side or God’s bad side
- God is fickle, schizophrenic, unpredictable, partial, demanding
Many Christians are fixated on this delusional perceived power of sin and the requirements to clean up their act.
Crap or Truth
If you identify with any of the above ‘crap’ (excuse my language, but remember even Paul used ‘dung’ to describe all his self-righteous efforts – Php 3:8), then please know God does not want you stuck in this. He has a big shovel to get rid of it for you.
This scoop shovel is powered by Truth. Truth sets you free. Jesus came to set you free, free indeed. (Jn 8:22) Hey, do we even know what that means?!
- Know up front, your sin does not in any way, affect how God feels about you. He thinks you are wonderful and have always been wonderful.
- Religious Christianity focuses on sin. That is not God’s focus, so why should it be yours? (Heb 10:17)
- Do you really understand judgment when it comes to God? Do you realize that we put our notion of judgment onto God? You will be amazed at the judgment already wrought by Jesus. God’s justice and judgment are nothing like our worldly way of justice and judgment. His wonderful judgment on you is part of your fullness and your certainty!
P.S. Next post – exploring His wonderful Scoop Shovel of Truth.