Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “The Word of Salvation” part 1
“The Condemning Word” part 1
To condemn people is not our prerogative. To condemn political correctness is. Such is not being political but being biblical. Politics is the use of deceptive rhetoric in order to grab, maintain, and gain power and nothing more. It is not the prerogative of government to define good and evil. Although government, by nature, seeks to be the final arbiter of reality–only the Word of God is such. This sermon is full of politically incorrect concepts because political correctness and what is known as “social justice” are actually anti-justice, anti-biblical, anti-righteous, anti-truth, and anti-Word of God. Nevertheless, we will be obedient to the Scriptures and demolish such political correctness with the logic and practice of God’s condemning Word (2 Cor. 10:3-6; Phil. 2:15-16; Titus 2:7-8; 1 Pet. 3:16). We must condemn the lies but only God can condemn souls.
“The Condemning Word” part 2
Warning 1: The Word of the LORD is offensive and condemnatory. Its censorship is being pursued across the globe and all those who cling to it are also targeted with an animus that spews slanderous lies, vicious threats, and seeks to cancel them once and for all. Reading the Word of the LORD with an admiration and faith will transform your life as the Spirit of Christ will use it to conform you to His image. Adhering to the Word will manifest one’s life in surprising selflessness, sacrifice, surrender, study, solitude, and service to others. Living out its produced conviction will make many uncomfortable, thus one will experience rupture in or even lose certain relationships. Warning 2: Not acknowledging or adhering to the Word of the LORD will result in condemnation (Jn. 3:18ff.). The Incarnate Word equated His words with ultimate truth. Therefore, eternal life or everlasting condemnation hinges on adherence to His words. For all truth, judgment, writings, prophets, redemption, and resurrection meet their earnest end in His person and work (cf. Jn. 5:22-47). There are warnings from the world and from God and it is up to you to fear one or the other. There is a price to pay for following the Word and an even greater one for not.
Audio part 1
Audio part 2 (Starts at 36 seconds; mic issue.)