Nov. 07, 2021
A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to “accept Christ” without forsaking the world. AW Tozer
Romans 1:25. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.
Dangerous Place…..What WE WANT and NOT WHAT GOD WANTS.
Here is SOME of the fruit that comes with humanism…
- We sin sexually - 1 Corinthians 6:18-20. Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
- PRIDE - 1 Peter 5:5-6. In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
- We are stingy - Malachi 3:10. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
You cannot rob God and get away with it! Money talks and it usually says goodbye.
- We carry a grudge - Matthew 18:33-35. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. 35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”
- We are critical of others - James 2:13. There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.
If we have more trust and confidence in ourselves than we do God, we are FOOLISH.
- We think we are basically wise and good - Romans 7:18. And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.
- We think we are better than others - Philippians 2:3. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
- We think we should love ourselves - 2 Timothy 3:2. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.
- We think we are good without Jesus - Ephesians 2:8-9 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
If we belong to God, everything belongs to us
- We have our materials needs met - Philippians 4:19; And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
- We have physical needs met - Proverbs 3:5-8. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. 7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. 8 Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones
- We have mental needs met - 2 Timothy 1:7. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
- We have emotional needs met - Isaiah 26:3. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
- We have spiritual needs met - Ephesians 3:16-19. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Colossians 3:3. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.