Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This Generation - Part 2 and 3

{Sorry for the delay in posting. We had Sr. High Church Camp, and I picked up a cold while there and have not yet fully shook it off, so I am combining both Part 2 and 3.}


We are living in a time when people are indoctrinated by false religion and have a false sense of security when it comes to their salvation.

CONTEXT: John is preaching repentance…many repented, were saved and baptized. The Sadducee's and Pharisees came and wanted to be baptized, but did not want to repent.

They were very religious, the most religious of their day…but they were lost!

They did not want to repent of their sin and turn to the Saviour; they just wanted an outward showing. Religion cannot and will not save you from the wrath to come.

Man’s Religion cannot do what it promises. Some church may tell you that you can join with them, be baptized there, or do good works through them and be saved. But salvation does not come by church membership, baptism, or good works.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Many people tell me when I ask them if they are saved that, “Well, I was baptized…” But if baptism saved a person, John would have baptized them. But he tells them to bring the fruits of repentance – which is faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ alone for your salvation.

Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Many people today think they will go to heaven when they die based on what church they are a part of, but let me remind you of the words of our Lord when he said:

Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

This generation is Indifferent, Indoctrinated, and

#3 - THIS GENERATION IS IMMORALMatt. 12:34,39,39

Our generation today is no different than that generation – it is wicked, perverse, and immoral.
There is wickedness all around – so much so as now it is the norm.

God’s Word has a lot to say about wickedness:

Noah’s day - Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Sodom and Gomorrah’s day - Genesis 18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

Nineveh’s day - Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

And I can’t help but wonder what God thinks of this generation today – there is no difference today from those days.

The Bible teaches us that man is depraved, degenerate, and lost:

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

And it is this wicked generation that is leading the entertainment industry, and Christian’s today are laughing along with them:

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Folks, the Bible is very clear and very blunt on the condition of lost mankind.
And because this generation is Indifferent, Indoctrinated with false religion, and Immoral,



There are two paths to choose in this life:

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

This generation has chosen the broad path that leads to Hell. Will you choose the straight and narrow path that leads to Heaven?

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Christian, are you living like this generation? Has you fire for the Lord grown lukewarm? Are you being entertained by the sinfulness of society? It’s time to come out from among them, and be ye separate!

1 comment:

  1. Preach! Thanks for the completion. You know how much I love using His word to share His message. Your verse choices were right on! Looking foward to reading more.