Judgement is coming

A question which often perplexes Christians is that there are people who will be lost, who will not spend eternity with Jesus. We spend time with people who are religious and do so many good things but have never put on Jesus by being immersed into him. Sometimes we may even begin to question whether baptism is even important.

Jesus addressed this in what we call “the Sermon on the Mount.” “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many powerful deeds in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Go away from me, you lawbreakers!’” (Matthew 6:21-23 NET). Continue reading “Judgement is coming”

Crying out for justice

“He is the Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is he” (Deuteronomy 32:4 NKJV).

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone” (Matthew 23:23).

All over the world people are crying out for justice to be done. In Ferguson, Missouri friends, family, and supporters of Michael Brown demand justice for his death. In South Africa the world watched the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the death of his girlfriend. Americans still remember the trials of O.J. Simpson and the policemen accused of brutality in Los Angeles, and question whether justice has ever really been served. Continue reading “Crying out for justice”