Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)

Christianity is made up of people who were once in the world. The sexually immoral, idolater, adulterer, homosexual, thief, greedy person, drug addict, and so on. Every flavor of sin can be found within those who now walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

When the Apostle Paul wrote these words to the church of Corinth, he was telling them that they were partakers in the ministry of reconciliation that Christ purchased for us on the cross. Paul went on to tell them that they were now ambassadors of Christ.

As Christians, we are no longer to see the world through the eyes that we once saw it. We are to see the world through the lens of Christ and with His love. Therefore, when we see people who are Christian, we call them brother and sister. We do not see them as the sinner they once were. In a similar way, when we see the people of this world who do not know God, we do not see them as sinners. We see them as potential brethren who have lost their way. They are how we were once.

Therefore, we do not identify people by their sins. This person is a liar, she’s a homosexual, he’s a greedy thief, and they are fornicators. As soon as we start identifying people by their sin we have lost a battle.

Similarly, we do not associate the things people have created or worked on with their sins. Recently, someone commented that we shouldn’t read the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible because it’s corrupt. Allegedly, homosexuals had something to do with the translation so many years ago. Is there a special reason to single out any particular person for their sin and not others? Is God powerless against some things and not others? Is there any translation of the Bible that was done by a sinless person? The Apostle Paul participated in the death of Stephen, and persecuted the church, Moses was a murderer, King David a murderer and an adulterer, Solomon an idolater. Do we turn away from the Scripture that Moses wrote down? Ignore the Psalms of David, and turn a deaf ear to the proverbs of Solomon? No, of course not.

Some might say that evil people do things with evil intent. Does the intent of evil change the will of God?

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Genesis 50:20 (NIV)

Joseph was sold by his brothers into slavery that harm might befall him. However, God turned it around for His good and the good of all people. The very nation of Israel wouldn’t have come to pass had Joseph’s brothers not sold him into slavery.

My mission on this blog is to spread the word of God according to how He guides me. I do this to the best of my ability in Christ, with love. I welcome your comments and hope that you are blessed by the Lord. If I am in error about Scripture, then please correct me. However, let’s turn away from the thinking of human beings and grab hold of the ways of the Lord. I will be implementing a system where you can share private comments and the like with me, and I will do my best to answer each and every person with the love that Jesus has given unto to me.

Thank you all for making time to visit Four-Calendar Café.

In His love,

-Jason