Thursday, September 14, 2006

A responce to Anonymous

I felt as though I should comment on this as another post.

Anonymous said...
Some food for thought:

Matthew 7:21-23
Matthew 25:1-13
Revelation 2:4-5
Revelation 3:5

Were these passages written to Christians or unbelievers?

One thing that I see in these passages are the intimacty that God requires of us.

Matthew 7:21-23 say's "'I never knew you"
Matthew 25:1-13 say's "I don't know you"
Revvelation 2:4-5 say's "You have forsaken your first love"
Revelation 3:5 say's "He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white"

These passages tell me that works are not enough to get us into the Kingdom of God. I believe that God is talking to unbelievers. He is saying that unless your know me intimately, you dont know me at all. We only have to look at Genesis to see what God requires or better yet desires.

Genesis 4:1
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man from the LORD."

Genesis 4:17
And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.

Genesis 4:25
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son and called his name Seth. "For God," said she, "hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."

Jesus said you never knew me. This is the same word used to describe the most intimate thing between husband and wife. God is requiring the very same intimacy with him. When a man and woman come together in intimacy, it is the greatest expression of love shared between them. This is what God desires.
If he is speaking that message out, it only makes sense that he is talking to the unbeliever. With that said he also could have been telling those following him about the level of intimacy he desired to have with them.


Anonymous said...

Haven't seen a whole lot of non-christians like the ones described in Matt 7:22. Wonder how many unsaved are waiting to meet the bridegroom. Rev passages are addressed to churches. Is it possible that a name written in the Lamb's book of life could be removed?

CWG said...

If he wasn't talking to non christians in Matt 7:22 he would not have said what he said. He said that he would know those who were following him. I guess only God knows how many non Christians are waiting for the bridegroom. Again he would not have used that analogy if he wasn't talking about those who did not follow him. Please in the future use your real name as it does not show much credibility to use a faceless name. I will be turning off anonomous comments