Stop Saying “God Knows My Heart” to Excuse Sin — We don’t sin in spite of having a clean heart; we sin because there is something wrong in our heart • God will hold us accountable for the sins of our hearts unless we repent • The realization that God knows our hearts should humble us to repent, not embolden us to sin

The only person who tried to publicly refute my article on who goes to heaven, section by section, was unable to refute anything, but kept repeating: “but I believe God knows our hearts.”  I found this peculiar. It didn’t make sense to me, but apparently this is now a common excuse to use.

Good explanation here!

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From: Radically Christian

Stop Saying “God Knows My Heart” to Excuse Sin

Wes [McAdams] — January 28, 2015

When confronted with their sins, it’s not uncommon to hear people say, “Yeah, but God knows my heart.” I usually take this to mean, “What I’m doing might be wrong, but in my heart, I’m a good person. God knows that. So I don’t think He will hold me accountable for my actions.” These folks obviously believe in God and believe in sin, but they believe that having a “good heart” is justification for their sin. God says that’s not true.

Your Sins Proceed from Your Heart

According to Jesus, no one sins in spite of having a clean heart. On the contrary, our sins are evidence of the impurity of our heart. Jesus said, “What comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heartout of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander” (Matthew 15:18-19).

You can’t use profanity and – when someone calls you on it – say, “Well, God knows my heart.” Your heart is the place from which that profanity came. …

You don’t sin in spite of having a clean heart; you sin because there is something wrong in your heart.

Your Heart is Hidden from Man, but Not from God

The realization that God knows our hearts should humble us to repent, not embolden us to sin. You can hide your heart from the world. You can appear righteous and godly to others, even if your heart is rotten to the core, but God knows the truth. He sees your heart. …

All of this should teach us that our heart is not better than our life….

So I beg you to realize that God will hold you accountable for the sins of your mouth, the sins of your hands, and the sins of your heart unless you repent and allow Him to wash you clean in the blood of Jesus Christ:

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you” (James 4:8-10).

Entire Article Here

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“When hatred came into my heart the Holy Spirit brought in the love of God.”

“Oh love of God how deep and great, far deeper than men’s deepest hate.”

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“I met the man who had been so cruel to my sister. … I felt a bitterness in my heart…. But then I knew when we do not forgive the Heavenly Father will not forgive us. … I felt the love of God stream through my arm. You never [?] the ocean of God’s love that you love your enemies.”

“The Holy Spirit in me took away all the fear and gave me power and love and sound mind. You can always depend on Him. That’s a joy.”

“..When they stripped us of all our clothing…. He hanged there naked, and he hanged there for me. And by my suffering, I understood a fraction of the suffering of Jesus, and it made me so thankful that I could bear my suffering. ‘Love so amazing….'”

“The light of Jesus Christ is stronger than the deepest darkness.”

Miracle: “Everyone was searched, and they did not see me.”

In solitary confinement: “It was not really alone, for Jesus was with me. … Yes, I often got discouraged, but then I just talked with the Lord. And it was as if progressively I got more acquainted with the Lord. … Then the Lord spoke to me. …”

“You cannot have compromise with Jesus. You have to surrender all.”

“To lose your life for Jesus’ sake means to gain it.”

“Hatred is murder in God’s eyes. It is by the grace of God that I can love my enemies.”

– Corrie Ten Boom

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“Your home had been a hiding place for so many…, and you found a hiding place in Jesus.”

– Kathryn Kuhlman

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

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Rare Unabridged Corrie Ten Boom interviewed by Kathryn Kuhlman

Published on Jan 6, 2017

Harrowing story of Corrie Ten Boom and her father’s clock shop in Holland that rescued the Jews during the Holocaust in Europe. Rare unabridged full interview on the Kathryn Kuhlman broadcast. Powerful, heart breaking and life-changing. A must listen.

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New Study: The hardwired ‘stark’ difference between male and female brains explains why women rely more on intuition — “It’s quite striking how COMPLEMENTARY the brains of women and men really are.” | God knew what He was doing : )

From: independent.co.uk

The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are ‘better at map reading

And why women are ‘better at remembering a conversation’

A pioneering study has shown for the first time that the brains of men and women are wired up differently which could explain some of the stereotypical differences in male and female behaviour, scientists have said.

Researchers found that many of the connections in a typical male brain run between the front and the back of the same side of the brain, whereas in women the connections are more likely to run from side to side between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. …

Psychological testing has consistently indicated a significant difference between the sexes [though this has been downplayed by educators – editor] in the ability to perform various mental tasks, with men outperforming women in some tests and women outperforming men in others. Now there seems to be a physical explanation, scientists said.

“These maps show us a stark difference – and complementarity – in the architecture of the human brain that helps to provide a potential neural basis as to why men excel at certain tasks, and women at others,” said Ragini Verma, professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.…

A special brain-scanning technique called diffusion tensor imaging, which can measure the flow of water along a nerve pathway….

Because the female connections link the left hemisphere, which is associated with logical thinking, with the right, which is linked with intuition, this could help to explain why women tend to do better than men at intuitive tasks, she added.

“Intuition is thinking without thinking. It’s what people call gut feelings. Women tend to be better than men at these kinds of skill which are linked with being good mothers,” Professor Verma said. …

Men tend to outperform women involving spatial tasks and motor skills – such as map reading – while women tend to better in memory tests, such as remembering words and faces, and social cognition tests, which try to measure empathy and “emotional intelligence”. …

“It’s quite striking how complementary the brains of women and men really are,” said Rubin Gur of Pennsylvania University, a co-author of the study. Continue reading “New Study: The hardwired ‘stark’ difference between male and female brains explains why women rely more on intuition — “It’s quite striking how COMPLEMENTARY the brains of women and men really are.” | God knew what He was doing : )”

Is it possible to pursue holiness and scholarship at the same time…to expand both your heart and head? Jonathan Edwards did!

From: Francis Anfuso’s Facebook post:

Is it possible to pursue holiness and scholarship at the same time…to expand both your heart and head? Jonathan Edwards did!

He graduated with a master’s degree from Yale when he was just 19. At 17, he said holiness was revealed to him as a ravishing, divine beauty. His heart panted “to lie low before God, as in the dust; that I might be nothing, and that God might be all, that I might become as a little child.”

Intellect and the pursuit of holiness characterized Edward’s entire life. Yet, Edwards insisted that true religion is rooted in receiving affection from God, and then offering our affection in return, not in reason.

Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8, NKJV)

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Puritan pastor Thomas Brooks: “HOLINESS is of absolute necessity; without it you shall never see the Lord. … God will at last shut the gates of glory against every person that is without HEART-PURITY”

Cale Judd posted this comment on Francis Anfuso’s Facebook post on Jonathan Edwards:

I believe Edwards was right. Concerning holiness, the 19th century Puritan pastor Thomas Brooks wrote:

O sirs, do not deceive your own souls; holiness is of absolute necessity; without it you shall never see the Lord. (2 Thes i. 8-10)

It is not absolutely necessary that you should be great or rich in the world; but it is absolutely necessary that you should be holy; it is not absolutely necessary that you should enjoy health, strength, friends, liberty, life; but it is absolutely necessary that you should be holy.

A man may see the Lord without worldly prosperity, but he can never see the Lord except he be holy. A man may [go] to heaven, to happiness, without honour or worldly glory, but he can never [go] to heaven, to happiness, without holiness.

Without holiness here, no heaven hereafter. ‘And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth.’ (Rev. xxi. 27)

God will at last shut the gates of glory against every person that is without heart-purity.

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