Disobedient = Unfaithful = Destruction

September 15, 2013

A true believer in Christ is a person who believes Christ’s words. Such a person, through believing, does then pledge his love to Christ. Anyone who does this genuinely is also pledging to obey Christ (John 14:15) and to live the rest of his life with a washed and pure conscience. (Heb. 10:22 // 1 Peter 3:21)

Now, if someone deliberately (or carelessly) sins, what does this mean concerning the person described above? It means he has been disobedient and thus disloyal to God. This means he has been unfaithful to God. Unfaithfulness to God is spiritual adultery, which is to have, not love for God, but enmity toward Him (Rom. 8:7 // Ja. 4:4), regardless of what is being claimed. (Ho. 8:1-3 // Titus 1:16) Unfaithfulness is to turn away from God with a spirit of prostitution in one’s heart (Ho. 4:12) which leads to deeds that block that person from returning to God. (5:4) By his unfaithfulness such a person has broken the covenant he made with God. (6:7) If he remains unrepentant and wayward, God will divorce that person. (Isa. 50:1 // Jer. 3:8)

The Spirit of God says in 2 Chron. 15:2, “The LORD is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.” A habitation forsaken by the Lord is to soon experience destruction by Him. (1 Cor. 3:16,17)

The Sovereign LORD warns of the same thing in Ezek. 18:24, stating emphatically that if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin, then none of the righteous things that man did will be remembered. “Because of the unfaithfulness he is guilty of and because of the sins he has committed, he will die.” (same verse) This death is eternal death (Rom. 6:21-23) for by committing sin –that which is detestable in God’s sight (Ezek. 18:24), the man has been unfaithful to his God whom he covenanted with. (Heb. 10:26-31)

God’s Word warns us repeatedly: If we sin against God or man we are being unfaithful to the Lord. (Lev. 6:1-7 // Num. 5:5-7 // 2 Chron. 26:16-18 // Luke 6:46-49 // 1 Cor. 10:1-12 // Heb. 3:12 & 4:11) If we remain unrepentant we will perish. (Luke 13:3) John 5:29, Rom. 2:5-11, and Eph. 5:6 inform us that all who are disobedient incur God’s eternal wrath while Ps. 73:27 confirms, “You [Lord] destroy all who are unfaithful to You.”

with love,

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