Today’s “Christianity” is not Biblical Christianity. Being born-again is just the start of us abiding in Christ, walking not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. These are the sons of God, Paul says in Romans 8:1-17. Then we have “no condemnation,” because we’re actually in Christ Jesus, having clear consciences before God and men, like Paul always practiced (Acts 24:16).
Rom. 8:1-17 There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO DON’T WALK ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, BUT ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; 4 that the ordinance of the LAW might be FULFILLED IN US, WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the MIND OF THE SPIRIT IS LIFE AND PEACE….
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For IF YOU LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YOU MUST DIE; BUT IF BY THE SPIRIT YOU PUT TO DEATH THE DEEDS OF THE BODY, YOU WILL LIVE. 14 FOR AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THESE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD. 15 For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST; IF INDEED WE SUFFER WITH HIM, that we may also be glorified with him.
Jesus said in Matthew 5: when we are giving our gift to God and remember someone has something against us, leave your gift, and first RECONCILE with that person; then give your gift. Then we can worship with holy hands, worshiping in Spirit and in truth.
Paul made sure he walked according to the Holy Spirit in his thought life and in deed, which included reconciling with those he hurt, so his conscience was clean:
“Herein I also practice *ALWAYS* having a CONSCIENCE VOID OF OFFENSE toward God and MEN” (Acts 24:16).
The false doctrine of “once saved always saved” and “only believe” creates false Christians who aren’t salt and light.
“History fails to record a single precedent in which NATIONS SUBJECT TO MORAL DECAY have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a SPIRITUAL AWAKENING to overcome the moral lapse, OR a PROGRESSIVE DETERIORATION leading to ultimate national disaster.” – Douglas MacArthur
The Solution: What the Bible really says:
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”
The Greatest Spiritual Awakening will happen when we all abide in Christ together, “THAT THE WORLD WILL KNOW,” Jesus’ promised in John 17, because the glory of the Lord will be evident for the world to see!