When the Lord opens your eyes, showing you the incredible corruption of His word and truth that fills mainstream Christianity and churches, it’s natural to become zealously affected against those things.
But, too many (including myself for a time), do not realize the spirit of the time we are of. The false churches and those who follow and promote a corrupted form of the gospel will be judged – but the time of judgment, in the final sense, is not yet. We are being called out of these systems, and as we are, we should extend the patience of Jesus towards those who are caught in these lies and traditions.
Despising the patience of Jesus towards those who are bound to sin isn’t something we should do. In fact, it is a very dangerous form of hypocrisy. He was patient with us, leading us to repentance so that we might receive the truth and be saved from sin and death. If we are not patient with others, we might find ourselves landing in a lot of chastisement, trouble, and sin – sin that we must come out of if we want to believe and portray the true gospel which is freedom from all bonds of Satan (sin) through Jesus.
There is a line to walk here. Don’t be unequally tied to those who are in these corrupt systems, because you might find yourself dealing with too much heartache or temptation to fall back into them. Don’t sacrifice the truth for peace with the blind, but, do all you can to live in peace with all as long as it does not require you to turn your back on the truth of Jesus.
Satan does not want your friends and family who are caught up in corruption to hear you, so he will do all he can to cause strife between you and them. But, take comfort in knowing that God is in control. If it is His will to call them to the truth, He will! Meanwhile, guard yourself against attacks from Satan, both through those who are close to you (remember how Jesus rebuked Peter, saying “get behind me Satan”) and through your own heart. Do good to everyone always, as Jesus would have you to do. Even if your loved ones begin to fear for you or treat you hatefully.
Don’t despise the long-suffering patience of Jesus Christ. Have faith that all who believe on the name of Jesus truthfully will be called out of strong delusion, in God’s own perfect time and perfect way.
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