Surely God Didn’t Mean That…

In Genesis 3:4, the serpent is indignant.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die…

I can hear him now. Come on, really? The God that loves you so much will condemn you to death? That can’t be what he meant…

And yet, it was. It wasn’t a physical death but it was a spiritual one. Sometimes that’s even worse. Especially if you’ve known and walked with God.

And here we are, thousands of years later, and the devil is still using that same old line.

Surely God didn’t mean that…

Society wants us to believe that God has evolved; He understands us better now and His judgment has changed.

But God is the same from everlasting to everlasting. (Psalm 90:1-2) He didn’t change at all. What was written in the Bible all those years ago still holds true. The change didn’t come with Him; it came with men.

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:19

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. God knows me; He made me. That’s right. And that’s precisely why He said we needed to repent.

You cannot have it both ways. You can’t go the way of the world, decide God’s Word is archaic and make up your own rules and then expect to receive the blessings and inheritance of the Lord.

You cannot set God high on a shelf like a treasured doll or piece of fine china and only pull Him out on special occasions.

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God… Exodus 34:14

For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29

For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God…. Deuteronomy 4:24

He won’t be shared with the ways of the world…

Make a decision now, before it’s too late. Serve God or serve yourself. You can’t do both.

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