This was God’s prescription for rebellion:

‘If a man have a STUBBORN and REBELLIOUS son, which WILL NOT OBEY THE VOICE OF HIS FATHER, or the voice of his mother, and [that], WHEN THEY HAVE CHASTENED HIM, WILL NOT HEARKEN UNTO THEM: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard.

And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.’ (Deu. 21:18-21)

(What was this man’s sin? He broke the Commandment to ‘Honour thy father and thy mother’ (Ex. 20:12)) Do you really believe this same God winks at the sins of rebellious so-called Christians today? You think it all changed when Jesus came? What did Jesus say?

‘Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS, one jot or one tittle SHALL IN NO WISE PASS FROM THE LAW, till all be fulfilled.’ (Matthew 5:17-18)

If you do not WALK by the Spirit, then you are still under the law!

‘For IF YE LIVE AFTER THE FLESH, YE SHALL DIE: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.’ (Romans 8:13)

Your beliefs are not your WALK. . . your WALK is your actions! Does the Holy Spirit determine your actions, or are you guided by your own (‘fleshly’) desires? It’s a matter of life and death.

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