by Benjamin Munsell on March 10, 2019
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. STUDY to shew thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But SHUN PROFANE AND VAIN babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 2 Timothy 2:14-17. He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: He that cometh from heaven is above all. And what He hath seen and heard, that He testifieth; and no MAN, (physical man), receiveth His testimony. He that hath received his testimony (from the Holy Spirit into the spirit of man unto Eternal Life), hath set to his seal that GOD IS TRUE. John 3:30-33. As an illustration, every man in this earth is a sinner, and that sin will lead to his destruction, eternity in Hell. Let's peg man at the "50%" sin mark as a child as he starts to live life. He has two choices. The first is to entertain sin to the fullest as he slides into deeper sin and debauchery, like Hitler. On the "sin scale" that's maybe 90%. Or he can try to do good, thinking all his good deed will count in his favor, sliding him up the sin scale to maybe the "only 10%" sinner, thinking that's good enough to get him into heaven. That's the world's way of making a sinner think he's good enough by his own works. Only the Holy Spirit knows a man's Heart, and at what point He can show that man "his sin", and to offer him Salvation. Most will refuse the work of the Holy Spirit. A few will see their sins and desperately want out of sin and into Christ. Everyone knows they are a sinner, and the world "numbs" that knowledge with, "I'm OK, I'm not that bad". This is Rejecting Christ, and keeping yourself as your god. This is NOT the way to, Be Blessed.