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Plunging over the precipice

October 2, 2021, 9:00 AM

We are witnessing in our lifetime, watching our friends, family, and the culture plunge over the precipice into sin at every turn. Over the centuries sin has always been the plague of humanity. But in the last few years humanity seems to have been cut free of the restraints of Christianity and its influence. We are watching the great plunge into sin. How can we stem the tide? How can we stop the culture from plunging into sin? Well to be honest we can’t in entirety. However, we must stop making the fixing the problems of sin “after” they occur the primary goal of the church. We must become proactive in influencing the culture to righteousness, instead of waiting until sin has had its way and then come along to patch them up. Let me state it another way. We put safeguards in our children’s lives to ensure their safety. In the same way our influence as the children of God can and should influence the culture around us. Will we use our ministry to “clean up” the culture afterward, or use our ministry to influence our world towards godliness?

Pastor Williams

Consider the following passages:

Tit 2:11-14 KJV 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Jud 1:18-23 KJV 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.