Saturday, 28 November 2009

There was a man

There was a man who ...
  • Was glad to hear the word of God
  • Did many things in response to it
  • Had a conscience which was spoke to him clearly
  • Resisted sin and protected God's servants from evil
... and who was on the road to damnation. That man's name was Herod Antipas, the murderer of John the Baptist. His story is in Mark 6:14-29. We can do all the above, but it can fall far short of the repentance that God actually requires of us. Herod would not actually repent of the particular sin that was his and that John preached to him about. Because of this, everything else in him was useless. Spiritual interest is not spiritual life, and religion is not salvation.

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