Abolitionism
Abolitionism 101 – Repentance Forgiveness Redemption
May 31, 2015
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This short clip is taken from the Project Nineveh presentation “The Light of the Gospel and the Denial of its Power“.

Scripture declares that NO MURDERER will enter the Kingdom.  1 Corinthians 6:9 says, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?” and Revelation 21:8, “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

We can’t help people if we don’t tell people their greatest need. Those who love Jesus are disciplined by Him so that they may become more like Him, holier and pure (Hebrews 12:5-13, Revelation 3:19). So react rightly to His discipline and repent of your sin.

If someone is determined to go get an abortion, our calling them to repentance in the spirit of Jesus is not going to change anything. If we withhold talk about sin, then we do a disservice to the people that we’re talking to because there won’t be any chance that an unheard message will be there for them to remember later and perhaps be convicted and repent.

Look at how Jesus did it in John 4 – He talked about the woman’s sin and just sort of left it there. He didn’t even “present the Gospel” in that case. And Jesus is our example. How can we be doing wrong when we imitate Jesus?

Was God “shaming” people in Romans 3?

“Shaming” is worldly talk, a category that those who hate holiness invented. Christians are to imitate Jesus and not to imitate the world in its thoughts and speech – 1 Cor 2:14-15 and Romans 12:2.

Until the call for repentance is heeded, there will be no forgiveness, and there will be no redemption. To truly grasp the Good News, there must be an understanding of the bad news, then there can be repentance, forgiveness, and redemption.