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August 19, 2021 8:00 am
You have real salvation. Listen closely to Adrian Rogers.
Now we have a sort of an easy believe is where people say all you believe in Jesus, yes, believe God for your sins. Yes within your sake know you.
You are saved, when you bow the knee to Jesus Christ. When you make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. Yes, that's an act of faith, but friend it is a change navigating the religion is not change your life you will have the Bible time welcome to love, word finding, featuring the dynamic teaching pastor and author Adrian Rogers these days we had many churches full empty people who never really been say this. Roger said they have culture, but they don't have Calvary they have ritual, but they don't have reality.
They have form but they don't have force and they have religion but they don't have righteousness. What we need is real salvation which is outlined in first John chapter 3. If you have your Bible turn there now is Adrian Rogers begins. Part one of real salvation. Take your Bible's five first John chapter 3 is very continuing our study. The sweetest fellowship this side of heaven. I want to speak with you on the subject of real salvation.
You know that was a great counterfeiter and just as soon send you to hell from the pew, as from the gutter. Matter fact I think it will have you to have a form of religion but not to have genuine and real salvation.
And I believe the curse is that we had many churches that are filled with baptized pagans of full church of empty people. People have never really been say all they have culture, but they don't have Calvary Bam ritual meditational have reality. They have formed but they don't have force.
They have religion but they don't have righteousness. Now that's what we going to be talking about today is real salvation beginning here in chapter 3 verse four whosoever committed a sin transgressive. Also the law for sin is the transgression of the law and you know that he that is, Jesus was manifested to take away our sin, and in him that is in Jesus is no sin. Whosoever abide within him sin if not the service center had not seen him, neither known him little children, let no man deceive you, and I just_that led no man deceive you, even as righteousness is righteous, even as he Jesus is righteous. He that committed sin is of the devil for the devil sentence from the beginning. For this purpose, the son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remained within him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. I say that many people are deceived because they have a gross misunderstanding of what true salvation is where going to take this passage of Scripture and break it up in three equal divisions today and we going to see. First of all, the rebellion.
The rebellion that proves our sinfulness. Sometimes we sit in churches, well-dressed, with a benign smile on my face but God looks down into our hearts and God sees the rebellion that is there and I look if you will burst forth, and whosoever committed sin transgressive the law. Now there are many definitions of sin in the Bible, but this is perhaps the clearest and the best whosoever committed sin transgresses the law.
Sam is breaking God's law. Now the Bible says in Romans 14 verse 23 whatsoever is not of faith is sin. That's a good definition of sin are the Bible says in James four verse 17 wherefore to him the north to do good and not to him it is sin, and then in first John chapter 5 in verse 17.
All unrighteousness is sin, but also definitions of sin, but this one is the clearest and most concise sand is the transgression of the law. Let me just put it another way, sin is lawlessness. That's what sin is. You see, God made everything God created the whole universe and God built into this universe, laws, physical laws and moral laws and the whole universe works according to the fixed laws of God. Why did God give law because he wanted order. We use the term today. One law and order because without law there is no order and without a lot rather than having a cosmos you have chaos and so God made everything God made the stars to move in their orbits. God made the tides to ebb and flow.
God made your body to work according to certain principles.
These are built into nature and there built into the model system of things materially and Marley. There are laws now.
Often we talk about the laws of nature on the laws of nature. They are God's laws that nature obeys. Do you understand that you we have a generation of everyday talk about mother Earth when he thought about his father, God, you know now. The longer we have Easter we have birthday we go and worship dirt listen universe works according to law, there is a law of gravity is a 10 story building and step out the window. You know I don't break the law granting you go to demonstrated in that right you go to be broken only by you may think you're doing well for a while you passage when you say it's okay so far it's okay so for sulcus of but friend there is in God's laws. Laws for those who transgress God's laws and so in the physical universe. There are laws you don't break the law of gravity are broken on Hanan tomorrow universe there laws we have the 10 Commandments you already break the 10 Commandments you broken on the 10 Commandments. When you transgress God's 10 Commandments, then US Sen. Sam is one.
Sam is the transgression of the law. It makes you an outlaw you say why did God give us these old laws in the whole lot better if we didn't have all these laws, God is some cruel vengeful deity up there in heaven, making all these rules to make her squirm like a worm in hot ashes trying to keep them all know the laws are for your welfare. We didn't have the law gravity here. We had to pull you down off the ceiling and Marley laws for your welfare. Every time God says thou shall not he saying don't hurt yourself.
Every time God says thou shalt gotta say, help yourself to happiness. God doesn't need anything. He has everything God made these laws for us, but sin is the transgression of the law and when we transgress we break God's law and we break God's heart because God loves us.
Now there is a lawless spirit in all of us about. Sometimes we we can hide that lawless. There are some people who they are rebels so we look at these people and they have open defiance and the no crime, and rape and murder and hatred and violence. We call those kind of people outlaws, but all of us are outlaws because the Bible says sin is the transgression of the law and the Bible says all of sin that means all of us of transgress God's laws and not a person here who would say I've never broken God's 10 Commandments now. Sometimes we are very smug and we're very sophisticated in the way that we live we we have sins of the spirit, but they just as bad in God's sight, though they may not have the same repercussions, but sin is sin. Sin is the transgression of the law.
Now don't tell me about all the laws that you have broken I we can talk about the ones that you have broken now. We tried to do everything about this lawlessness and this rebellion is in the world. We we pride education you think that you are to change men's hearts by education. Nazi Germany was educated. Somebody said you take an ignorant man he is steel a watermelon off a boxcar.
Give them an education. He will steal the railroad.
He becomes a clever devil. Education is not the answer.
We tried that psychology.
We think that perhaps we can train people are analyze them, but we still have a flood of lawlessness.
We tried legislation.
We tried the police force. We tried prisons prisons today. It just become a case law of discontent and hatred where the mosquitoes of crime read all the more. And when we let people out of prison, they go right back to the crime because the problem is in the heart. You can restrain a man outwardly, but he still a rebel in his heart. Mother had a son who was disobeying associate made the sun go in the closet for why she thought that would be good punishment so she put them in the closet and shut the closet door was real quiet in there for a long time.
She got little concern. She said Johnny what are you doing in there. He said I spit on your shoes. I spit on your dress.
I spit on your coat and I'm waiting for more spit. Lawlessness is in our band.
What we need to do is to take the policeman off the street, and put the policeman in the heart. So the very first thing I want you to see is the rebellion that proves our sinfulness. Verse four whosoever committed a sin transgress is also the law for sin is the transgression of the law.
Now you may think that this transgression is just some little innocent peccadillo and you may think well yeah I have I am sin so much.
When asking a question.
How many of you have ever taken anything ever that didn't belong to you, whether it was a nickel off your mother's dresser, a toy out of your neighbor's yard. You stole an answer in school when you cheated on somebody else's looked on somebody else's paper I whether you rob the bank. How many of you ever in your life one time taken some that didn't belong to you. I now ask another question how many of you have ever told a lie at least one time. I don't there was a white lie black live technical makes no difference. We have a congregation today of liars and thieves. That's funny you why that's funny that we don't yet a medical told her for you see what what we don't realize is that what we do is not the problem is what we are.
That is the problem. A man is not a lie because he tells lies, he tells lies because he's a liar, man is not a thief because he stays, he steals because he's a thief. The problem is in the human now. We may be very sophisticated, very smug about it but I want to tell you my precious friend.
If you only knew the sin that lurks in the human heart. The Bible says the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Yours, Mme. Llosa, sin is the transgression of the law and so first of all you see the rebellion that proves our sinfulness number two I want you to see.
In contrast to that the righteousness that proclaims our son ship and we know that he, Jesus was manifested to take away our sins and in him is no sin. Whosoever abide within him. Sin is not now if we are in Christ. If we say the Bible says we are not going to sin. That's what God's word say now we have a lot of people who say they say we have a lot of people say that on the way to heaven.
But there's been no change in their life, not at all. That's the reason I called unbaptized pagans. There is no change listening Bible says if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away. All things are become new. If your religion has not changed your life, you better change your religion.
You do not have the Bible time. Now we have today. Sort of an easy believe is where people say all you believe in Jesus. Yes you leave God for your sins. Yes within your save know you not. The devil also believes and trembles.
You are saying when you bow the knee to Jesus Christ.
When you make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. Yes, that's an act of faith, but friend it is a change. And again, if the religion is not change your life you will have the Bible time now.
Be very clear you not say, by reforming your life.
I Lord never tells us to clean up and therefore he will save us. That's backward we come to Jesus just as we are, but friend Jesus did not come to save us in our sin, he came to save us from our sin, he came to save us from our say look, you will diversify and you know that he was manifested to take away our sins in him is no sin. Whosoever abide within him sin.
If not, what he saying is that if we belong to him were going to be like him looking, he will in verse seven, little children, let no man deceive you either do with righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. Now that's the righteousness that proclaims our salvation. If you're not righteous you not say deceive the very word Christian ill of the word Christian means. And these Christlike and in Christ there is no sin that you can't be Christlike and live a life of sin. Now look, if you will, in verse six Lester slow down here.
Whosoever abide within him. Sin is not a look at the word abide the word abide means to be at home with to dwell with by would say come abide at my house that would be live in my house. Well with me.
Be at home right here.
It speaks of union and communion with the Lord Jesus Christ. Now the reason that many people are still living in sin. The names on church roles is they've met creeds with a not met Christ. They met codes with not met Christ. They met causes but they did not met Christ.
They have met churches, but they've not met Christ. When we abide in him is says we sin not now that brings a real problem because all of us know that we as Christians fail look at verse six. Now I want to slow down and pay a lot of attention with me not. Whosoever abide in the and him Senate not now. This is not talking about sinless perfection that nobody's endlessly perfect if you study the Bible and you look at the lives of the saints you're going to find out that they sin you will find out the example of Abraham lied about his wife that Moses lost his temper that Peter denied the Lord that David was unfaithful how you can find out that the saints in the Old Testament and New Testament. The Bible shows their faults and their failures. And yet this passage of Scripture says that if we abide in him we will not sin.
Now I don't need to technical but listen very carefully this in the Greek language is the present continuous ends. The present tense. What is it mean it simply means this, that if you're Christian you do not make sin in your lifestyle.
That's what it means one translation gives it this way when a man abides in him. He does not make sin. His practice on other translation. He does not have a sending lifestyle.
The new American Standard says whosoever is born of God does not practice sin. All of these things mean the same thing. I looked it up in a number of translations one says does not habitually sin. Another says he does not live in sin. That doesn't mean that you cannot slip and fall. Does not mean that you cannot make some mistake if it meant that John is lost his mind because John wrote this said in first John one verse 10 if we say that we not send, we make him a liar and his word is not in us. And then he says if we abide in him will not sin you know that John, whatever is a reasonable person know what he is saying is this, that when you give your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is a change in a radical dramatic change. And now, because your save because you have the nature of God in you, and we'll see more about that later on. Your life is change.
You do not habitually practice sin. I think I can clear it up even more. If you look in first John two verse one and look at it for just a moment, my little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not all right, but now what's the next verse, and if any man sin, we believers have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
That is God's desire for us is that we don't sin if we do slip and fall Jesus Christ as their advocates just a fancy word for lawyer.
We have someone who's going to plead our case before heaven now look in chapter 2 verses three and four and this is really going to help us right now, and hereby do we know that we know him.
If we keep his commandments.
He then said I know him and keep is not his commandments is a liar and the truth is not any you think Johnny been in the testimony meeting sometime heard somebody say I know him and John says liar. I know your lifestyle you don't know him because you not keeping his commandments. Now the word keep is a navigational word. It's a word that sailors use back in that day. They didn't have radar. They did not have a global positioning satellites. They did not have NORAD and all of these things that keep ships on track as they would cross the sea they would steer by the stars.
The stars that there are fixed in heaven just like God's laws are fixed and solo sailors would put their eyes upon the stars and they would steer by the stars anywhere they call steering by the stars, keeping the stars keeping the stars. That is, this is the course that I'm keeping I am sailing by the stars up there that are fixed in heaven. That's what I say by that is my course now the Bible says if we know him.
We are going to keep his commandments. We are going to steer by God's stars as it were we going to keep his word. That doesn't mean that a sailor could not get blown off course that doesn't mean in a time of distraction. He might miss turn the wheel, but it does mean that he has a guide for his life. He has a direction that is going PS affect standard that is leading by do you do you see friend, God sent me here to tell you that if you do not care for God's commandments that if you live in your willy-nilly life doing as you please, not caring about God's commandments not steering by God stars if you are habitually practicing saying you don't know him. You're not saying and Johnson's hey don't let anybody deceive you, but problem is today. Folks, we have a lot of folks who have joined churches.
A member met Jesus. I mean, they have never really been saying and so what he is saying is there is the rebellion that proves our sinfulness. There is the righteousness that proclaims our sons like father like son coming up tomorrow will you part two of this important message but maybe today you have questions about who Jesus is or what he means to you. How to begin a relationship with God through Christ anywhere discover Jesus email@example.com/radio to find free resources and materials there that will answer questions you may have about your faith again LWF.org/radio and click discover Jesus now if you like to order a copy of today's message. You can call us at 1877 love God request the title real salvation. When you get in touch. This message is also part of the insightful series sweetest fellowship this side of heaven, with a complete collection all 11 powerful messages: 1877 love God or go online to order it LWF.org/radio or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 if you'd like to start receiving daily devotions and links to our program. Be sure to sign up for our daily heartbeat emails LWF.org/radio and join us next time.
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