- LOT'S WIFE TODAY
Add to that 'Lot's wife' - Ms Carnal 'Christian' - perhaps something on Sunday,
but her heart is still hooked on the 'good life' of this world, 'the fertile plains of
Jordan' the other six days of the week.
- TODAY'S LOT
Then there is lukewarm Lot, inside his religious wrapping. He is doing an inter-church
Bible course! is evangelically involved, attending 'spirit-filled' weekend
retreats - as ecumenical a mix-up as you like - 'rain on the just and the unjust'.
Unashamedly, again, 'carnal Christianity' is the name of the game almost without
exception; a mix of the supposed new-life, spirit filled if you wish, with the leaven of
the old, on the pretext of the permissiveness of God's mercy and grace (for 'no one is
perfect' you know, that is, in obedience).
Nothing has changed!
'The gospel of grace' they call it.
'Hog wash' / 'dog vomit', Peter calls it!
But no! 'Grace is unconditional.'
'Once saved means you are always saved.'
And even (in some cases) 'there is no hell', though (maybe) a heaven!
Salvation is not salvation from sin (known disobedience).
God does not see sin in us, only the blood of Christ's cover-up.
Sinners go to heaven under the 'robe of Chist's righteousness'.
( You better believe it. )
Indulgences for sin, once charged for by 'the holy Christian church' is now evangelically
proclaimed to be free!
- FURTHER DOCTRINES OF ZOAR
And so today we find so many have settled for the halfway house of Zoar,
the lukewarm mix of hot and cold, flesh and spirit,
the Samarian doctrine of serving the gods of the culture and the God of heaven.
We follow Jesus...at a safe distance and 'by their works deny Him'.
We preach and seek the prosperity of the 'loaves and fishes' of personal
affluence, rather than 'those things which are above'.
We wrest Scriptures to pretend they say 'Judge not', when they say the
opposite (except for hypocrites), and that a converted Paul was carnal, sold unto sin!
( Did you ever hear such shameless blasphemy! )
And the Serpent has again beguiled Eve, who again wears the pants and rides her high horse
of anti-feminity, war paint and all!
ZOAR for sure.....and My people love to have it so!
- THE ABRAHAMIC MESSAGE
But the Abrahamic covenant-message remains the same, though
'Come ye out of her my people and be ye separate.'............( Revelation 18:4, 2
Corinthians 6:17 )
'What fellowship has light with darkness.'.........( 2Corinthians 6:14 )
'Go forth unto Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.'..................( Hebrews
'They who are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts.'........(
Galations 5:24 )
'Sin shall not have dominion over you.......under grace.'...............( Romans 6:14 )
'Now being made free from sin ( known / wilful ), you have your fruit unto holiness,
without which no man will see the Lord.'.........( Romans 6:22, Hebrews 12:14 )
'By their fruits ye shall know them.'....................(Matthew 7:16, 20)
'I would you were hot or cold. Because you are lukewarm (a hot-cold mix), I will spew you
out of my mouth.'........(Revelation 3:15, 16)
'A piece of new cloth is not put to an old garment and new wine into old wine skins -
without the last state being worse than the first!'..............(Matthew 9:16, 17,
Peter 2:20, Luke 11:26)
'Abraham, walk before Me and be though perfect ( in faith-obedience ) and I will perform
(K.J.'make') My ( conditional ) covenant with you.........(Genesis 17:2)
.....and so for 66 books of the Bible in the light of our acceptance of salvation through
Christ, not just in language, but in spirit and in truth - faith which is alive, not dead
and therefore without fruit e.g. of repentance / separation from the old life.
- YOU AND ME
It is true, the majority will never heed Christ's warning regarding Sodom, Gomorrah, Lot's
wife and ZOAR!
What about you?
Never can we say that we did not know, can we! nor miss the point that Jesus made:
'MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW CHOSEN.'
'Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure!
'For if after we have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we are again entangled therein, and overcome, the
latter end is worse with us than the beginning'
'For it had been better for us not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after
we have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto us.'
'But it is happened unto us according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own
vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.'
'Ye therefore, beloved, seeing you (now) know these things before (hand), beware lest you
also, being lead away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness!'
( 2 Peter 1:10, 2:20-22, 3:17.)