There is a group of young, confused, professing Christians on a local college campus who are warring against each other in the public square and it disgusts me. I hope God will forgive me for “modernizing” the following text. I woke up with this on my heart:
"Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not publicly protest against other people’s sins in your name, and shove gospel tracts down people’s throats in your name, and publicly rebuke other professing Christians who would not join us in doing many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness."
Students have you read:
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
”If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing."
Your "works" are filthy rags! More harm is being done to the name of Christ and to His glory by those who wear His name on their sleeves but their hearts are far from Him, than by the lost sinners who know not the Lord.
Lord forgive me if my anger is misplaced.