5/15/2005 ~ Condemned By A Lie
... a man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, ...
~ 1st Kings 13:1-9
Jereboam was the 1st king of northern Israel.
He had made two golden calves to worship.
A young prophet from Judah came to rebuke him.
Jereboam was condemned because he was in sin.
... It is the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah ...
~ 2nd Kings 23:15-17
... with the bones of the prophet who came from Samaria. ...
~ 2nd Kings 23:18-20
... It is the man of God who was disobedient to the word of the LORD ...
~ 1st Kings 13:10-31
Young Prophet ← Problem, he believed a lie
Heard a story <─┘ └─> Could lose his life.
He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward ... ~ Proverbs 28:23
┌─> Some want to believe in lies.
... the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12
┌─> Forget loyalty to man.
... in the later times some will depart from the faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-7
"... if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch." ~ Matthew 15:14
... do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, ... ~ 1st John 4:1-6
... Therefore by their fruits you will know them. ~ Matthew 7:15-20
Christians should not be eternal judges, but inspectors of fruits.
Many adjust to suit what man is pleased with, not God.
→ One has to identify with the truth, Not what is introduced by man. ←
┌─> The call for instrumental musical ensembles is not found in scripture.
... singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. ~ Ephesians 5:19
└─> Passionate songs from individual hearts have been requested.
We must be careful not to believe in simple lies.
These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are ... ~ Proverbs 6:16-19
Older Prophet ← Wanted younger prophet to come eat.
He lied. <─┘ └─> But then God gave him the truth.
... even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy. ~ Galatians 2:11-13
└─> Problems can creep in. <─┐
... men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away... ~ Acts 20:29-30
The older prophet went from wrong to right.
The younger prophet went from right to wrong.
┌─> Judas was remorseful.
... seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful ... ~ Matthew 27:3-5
Remorse ≠ Sincerity in God's Light
... offered them money, saying, "Give me this power also, ... ~ Acts 8:18-24
└─> You can't buy salvation.
Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and ...
~ Proverbs 23:23
We need to clean up our misunderstandings.
... God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, ...
~ John 3:16-18
... as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. ~ Romans 12:18
"... and the truth shall make you free." ~ John 8:32
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