Thursday, January 7, 2016

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Have you ever visited Erfurt Germany where Luther slept on that hard cold ex-East German floor trying to kill his old fleshly nature just to become perfect?

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Unlike most people today Martin wanted so badly wanted to be rid of his sins and become perfect. I remember visiting that room where he translated the Scriptures into the language of the people–lived a few hours south of there.

Q: Can one get into heaven who has not been made perfect?

Many theologians today from various denominations in churches don’t even know the answer to that question when they really should know. They’d know if they simply read and taught the Bible instead of dead religion–man’s dumb thoughts minus truth.

Listen, you cannot get into heaven unless you’ve been made perfect, as perfect as God is …though none of us ever become gods as some teach.

I suspect you have a problem there.. huh? You are not perfect…. but you can be made perfect today.

Yes, all have sinned. For some.. many have sinned many times a day (not glad about, but I've certainly done that and enjoyed that for a time..) and yet God allows no sin into His holy heaven. That’s why he sent Jesus and that’s the reason for Christ’s cross.

Have you heard of imputed righteousness? 

God says, "Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Isaiah 1:18-20 nkjv 

Many feel that they have sinned too much to be forgiven, but that is totally false. God’s grace is totally sufficient even for the worst of criminals.

The Bible says, "For He (God the Father) made Him (Jesus Christ) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21 nkjv

God also says, "Be ye therefore perfect (teleioj), even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48). God wants all of us repentant, trusting, cleansed, reborn spiritually (John 3:3) and growing into biblical spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into our daily lives. The later of course follows the second birth. God says, "You must be blameless before the Lord your God" (Deuteronomy 18:13). Martin Luther discovered not only is there the “righteousness of God” that God himself has, but there’s the “righteousness from God” imputed to our account ..that makes us perfectly righteous in His sight. It’s a free gift of righteousness that none can via will-power earn, and it won’t change.
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