Which of you convinceth me of sin?
John 8:42-8:49 (NIV, NIRV, TNIV, KJV)
Which of you convinceth me of sin? There are some who ask, ”Where do you receive your inspiration to write messages from God?” And the answer I give them is some what unorthadoxed. Most of my inspiration comes from the hatred of this world for the truth. Some times it comes from hatred from Christians, that become offended by the truth of Scripture. The Bible is not a book of conciliation but a book of truths. God offers no compromise in His word, but He offers reasoning between Him and us. Jesus knew that there would be many that would become offended by the truth just as when the Pharisees came against Him in John 8:42-49. But this did not stop Him from telling the truth. There are many verses in Scripture that I remember but these next stand out the most. Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. Our condemnation comes from many sources, the lost, the world, Satan, the establishment of mans science, and yes, sometimes from Christians and the Church. Why are we as ministers of the Gospel condemned so harshly? “For in many things we offend all.” We offend because we use the word of God to rebuke, reprove and teach, the word of Truth. Call no Man Father, No drunker-ed shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, Homo-sexuality is an abomination to God, Who has the correct intrepretation, ect, ect.
James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. There is no perfect man, no one who can bridle the whole body, nor take controll of the tong. I’ve never seen any one walk on water nor perform any myrical. A minister is not a crowd pleaser but an ambasidor of Christ. He’s not a comedian but a messenger of the truth. He’s not a puppet but a master with the ordination from God. He’s is not an orator of just Good news but a sword of righteousness who preaches salvation and punishment of Hell Fire and Brimstone to those who refuse to believe. A minister is not a baby sitter for your salvation but an a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. So you say, ”If a Minister is not a, crowd pleaser, comedian, puppet, baby sitter or an orator,Then what is a Minister?” Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Which of you convinceth me of sin?
John 8:42-49 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
How many today dishonor their Pastor, their Minister? How many Churches have you seen break up because the people become offended by the word being preached? Jesus asked the same question;”Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?” Why is the Truth so hard to believe, is it because of the traditions of your fathers, fathers? Is it because you were taught by your parents or aunts or uncles that there is something wrong with what the Bible says? Have many been taught wrong for so long that they now believe it to be the truth? What is so wrong with saying that Hell is real, what’s wrong with saying that the fire will never be extinguished and a person will suffer in extreme heat for ever, having only the smell of fire and brimstone and burning flesh to awaite them, a flesh that will never be consumed, because of their rejection of the truth? What is wrong with quoateing scripture as it was delivered from God? And what about the “Falling Away,” that Jesus spoke of ? 2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Is this a falling away from the church, will people stop going to the church building, is this what Jesus ment? No. Its a falling away from the truth, a falling away from the commandments, its a falling away from the ordanices of God. Its man worshiping the creature more than the creator. The churches will be full of religious people, a people that will be rejected by Christ at His return, not haveing the Spirit but of a carnal mind. “Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?” ars