We hear a lot of different types of heretics in all subject areas relentlessly mouthing the mantra of: "God's unconditional love." "God forgives a person no matter what they have done."
To such apostates, the Lord's supposed "unconditional love" requires Him to apply such carte blanche forgiveness over and over and over each time a questionably-penitent sinner "repents" (rather than simply regrets).
Which tends to be not only laughable, but ludicrously ridiculous and absurd.....especially in view of the [non-forgiven] cripples who have crippled themselves during intoxication with alcohol or narcotics, and the other goofs who did themselves in gradually or suddenly who repose motionless within their local morgues and cemeteries.
To give some examples:
"Honey, I got copulated by someone else last night. Sorry about that, but I know that you'll just brush it off in your broad-minded unconditional love." [And a week afterwards]: "Darling, I did it again the other evening: a new guy did genital penetration into me. Please forgive me again, in your open-minded unconditional love." Or:
"I shot your kid dead yesterday because he was playing in my garden. Accept my apologies, according to your unconditional love." [A couple days later]: "Hey, neighbor. I stabbed your other kid to death because she threw a rock at my dog. Pardon me in your most merciful unconditional love."
"I put arsenic into your drink for a change - a little non-boring variety - to do something different. Excuse me, in your benevolent unconditional love."
"I took $1 out of the passing collection plate in this megachurch for a cup of McDonald's coffee, which should be no problem, being that disreputable TV preachers bilk their followers out of millions. Surely God won't send me to Hell for doing that just one time."
Of course, Jesus always? exhibited kind, polite, and wimpish "unconditional love" to all with no prejudicial discrimination:
Matthew 23:17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?
27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
John 2:15 And making a whip of cords, He drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and He poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
Such is even or especially the case among family members and relatives, and therefore to avoid being guilty of committing (and not "performing") love crimes (in contrast to hate crimes):
Luke 14:26 If any one comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
Psalm 139:21 Do I not hate them that hate You, LORD? And do I not loathe them [specifically, and not all nor others] who rise up against You?
Psalm 139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I [selectively] count them my enemies.
Hosea 9:15 Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their works I will drive them out of My house.
John 9:31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
John 3:18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
John 12:47 If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
That must explain why He is going to send most people to be tormented in outer-darkness fire forever, even though some misconstrue - by twisting Scripture verses - that they can eventually pay their way out of Hell with:
Matthew 5:26 truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny.
Luke 12:59 I tell you, you will never get out till you have paid the very last copper."
So what if it takes a billion years burning in The Fiery Outer Darkness to pay off a million-dollar Sin Debt by only earning 10 cents an hour? But is such the case?
Second Thessalonians 1:9 They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
Revelation 14:10 he also shall drink the wine of God's wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
Revelation 20:10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night to the ages of the ages.
Episcopalian and lutheran and presbyterian deviants -- rife and reeking with pro-feminist-sexist, pro-homopervert, anti-Israel-settlements, pro-abortion and pro-evolution wrong-headedness vainly cling to the verse:
Psalm 121:3 He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber.
And they foolishly and errantly presume that (1) deep-pocketed homos, feminists, atheists, evolutionists, thieves, racist negros, sexist women, revilers, pimps plus pornygirls, and abortionists will now flock in droves to the newly-"liberated" pews of revisionist "churches" compromised with now-inclusive non-prohibitionist policies.....while (2) diehard traditionalists will also continue to attend with no-place-else-to-go, stay-because-our-ancestors-worshipped-here loyalty and ecumenically welcoming them in with wide-open arms of piss-with-pop/poop-with-pudding-imposed tolerance and evangelistic christian understanding......
......rather than experience Satan then kicking them in their gullible groins as they in horror discover both the aforementioned worldly subversives not flocking in as expected, plus watching long-time-member fundamentalists flee for refuge and recourse elsewhere:
Psalm 50:16 But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes, or take my covenant on your lips?"
Jeremiah 11:15 What right has My beloved in My house, when she has done vile deeds? Can vows and sacrificial flesh avert your doom? Can you then exult?
Joshua 24:19 But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the LORD; for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.
Isn't it strange when feminist sexist -- who are fully aware of the anti-feminist pro-patriarchal and pro-males-in-charge Bible verses of Leviticus 27:1-5, Numbers chapter 30, Ecclesiastes 7:26-29, Isaiah 3:12, Nahum 3:13, First Corinthians 11:1-16, First Corinthians 14:33-38, First Timothy 2:12-15, and First Peter 3:7 -- claim God's "unconditional love and forgiveness" while deliberately hanging on to their aberration of allowing and promoting women in authority over men in every stage and level of life?
Isn't it weird when homogay effeminate and sodomite -- who are fully aware of the anti-homopervert Bible verses of Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:24-27, and First Corinthians 6:9-10 -- claim God's "unconditional love and forgiveness" while deliberately espousing their aberration of homosexual clergy and same-gender-union blessings and [pseudo-]marriage?
Similar can be said about those who....using devious and deceitful satanspeak weaselwording....call abortion-homicide "women's reproductive choice" or "health?
And those who mis-call evolutionary mythology "science" in their wayward crusade to squelch young-earth Biblical creationism with "billion-years" baloney!
Is becomes quite apparent that such despots and apostates are using the blurb: "God's unconditional love and forgiveness" as an excuse to continue in sin, of which the Bible has been and continues to be very specific in adequately defining -- even for idiots, morons, or imbeciles.
As even the fanatically and vehemently religious of the modestly-dressed billion-member sects of both old-fashioned catholicism and islam understand, obedience to the Creator is intimately involved with TOTAL surrender and COMPLETE submission to Him consisting of His true will and intentions as clearly revealed in His complete Bible.....not to be applied as a means to double-cross Him, to commit mental and spiritual shenanigans of unfaithful infidelity by blattering out opposing and contrary doctrines and philosophies, and thus spite and even contradict His genuine revealed Holy Word?
For those who authentically want to do the Lord's Scripturally-revealed will and Word ....yet who are inertially caught in a habit-perpetuating rut of regretful and lamented addiction and enslavement but who truly want and incessantly attempt to be free from such pervert-peers-exacerbated enslavement with God's help and God's resources.....the following does indeed apply:
Isaiah 42:3 a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
Matthew 12:20 He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till He brings justice to victory;
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you."
8 It is the LORD who goes before you; He will be with you, He will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed."
But to those who non-realistically and dishonestly claim to be totally committed to God as their Husband-equivalent, and yet are ideologically and behaviorally fooling around with competing idolatry succombing to and saturated with substitutionary or replacement doctrines and actions:
Micah 3:4 Then they will cry to the LORD, but He will not answer them; He will hide His face from them at that time, because they have made their works evil.
Nahum 1:9 What do you plot against the LORD? He will make a full end; He will not take vengeance twice on his foes.
Matthew 7:13 Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
Matthew 7:22 On that day many [Christianity-rejecting cultists, ELCA/UCC/ECUSA/PCUSA/etc. homogay clergy, purgatorial/eucharistic-self-atonement/apocryphal/maryolatrous ecclesia, Israeli-settlements-forbidding antisemites, religious-right-revilers, same-gender-sexual-union sodomites, pro-choice-for-abortion-homicide-choice baby murderers, anti-creationist evolution mythologists, pompous-[donkey] atheists, sexist-feminist chauvenists, and more] will say to Me: 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'
23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you evildoers.'
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen."
Romans 9:27 .....Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved;
Romans 10:3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call [pro-homogay/abortion-choice/evolutionary-pseudoscience/feminist-equal-opportunity] evil 'good' and [anti-homogay/abortion/evolution/feminism] good 'evil,' -- who put [pro-homogay/abortion-choice/evolutionary-pseudoscience/feminist-equal-opportunity] darkness for light and [anti-homogay/abortion/evolution/feminism] light for darkness, who put [pro-homogay/abortion-choice/evolutionary-pseudoscience/feminist-equal-opportunity] bitter for sweet and [anti-homogay/abortion/evolution/feminism] sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to those [TV/radio/magazine/newspaper/blasphemous-cartoon media people] who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression,
Non-holy ecumenicalism (of the kind exhibited in the past few years and months by pro-feminist-sexist and pro-homogay episcopalians, methodists, UCC universalists, lutherans, presbyterians, etc.) has been imposed against the truly-righteous like a all-emcompassing yet obviously-exclusionary monopoly of ecclesiastical authority and hierarchy suppressing all godly dissent:
Isaiah 5:8 Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.
Who are the trouble-makers? Who will not cooperate for peace? Who are not causing unity, and are causing problems?
The righteous who adhere to the totality of the Holy Bible?
Revelation 14:12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 17:14 they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful."
No, but rather those heretics! who contramand and oppose them:
First Corinthians 11:18 For, in the first place, when you assemble as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it,
19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
Jude 1:19 It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
Some would retort: "How do you know? How do you know? That's your opinion."
To which a saint would counter: "Does that make what I stated automatically wrong - because it is my opinion?"
Their response: "No, but it is only one opinion. There are differing opinions, and mine is not concordant with yours, so mine is correct and yours is wrong. As long as what is said by anyone is relegated to only opinions, there is clearly no allowance for the absolute and authoritative validity of anything proposed."
And, speaking of the accusation of hypocrisy in judging, no one is perfect:
James 3:2 For we all make many mistakes, and if any one makes no mistakes in what he says he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.
But does not he or she, who vehemently accuses the righteous (with "righteous" defined by the total Bible), exhibiting not only vile and malicious hatred themselves, but also hypocritically being judgmental themselves?
Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.
2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.
Matthew 7:3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
4 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
Matthew 22:18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put Me to the test, you hypocrites?
Matthew 23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor allow those who would enter to go in.
15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you traverse sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.
23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and rapacity.
27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
Mark 7:6 And He said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me;
7 in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'
8 You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men."
9 And He said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition!
20 And He said, "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man."
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven [as stone-throwing David did to decapitated Goliath, Samuel did as he understandably hewed Agag in pieces, and Jesus as He whipped around the moneychangers?];
41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
42 Or how can you say to your brother [the blasphemer Goliath?], 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite [which Psalm 18:20,24 righteously-blameless David the Slayer was not!], first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.
Luke 12:56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; but why do you not know how to interpret the present time [as you heretically despise post-Trib-Rapture pre-Millennial futuristic Bible prophecy relating to the obvious-and-increasing signs of modern-time applications]?
But there is THE Absolute Standard, which is: the entire contents of the Sacred-66-books Holy Bible.....not simply in varying English translations purporting to be "scripture," but the inerrant ben Asher Masoretic Biblia Hebraica Hebrew Old-Testament Text and the Scrivener-Trinitarian Greek New-Testament Text.
Speaking of perverted peers around us, we all live in an interdependent world. Some have been associated with the Episcopal or United Church of Christ or Lutheran or Methodist or Presbyterian or Anglican or Catholic Church for a long time. Some have to temporarily visit irreligious and deviate vermin at family get-togethers. Some have to continually be grieved by godless and subversively-spiteful co-workers being employed alongside them.
But when the leadership and hierarcy of particularly religious organizations have become corrupt (with the gradual or not-so-gradual non-involvement of their constituent compromising members), penitent saints of Jesus Christ have to draw the line somewhere as to exactly who and in what ways they are to either continue to affiliate with or instead dissassociate from what clearly is heresy being perpetuated by heretics. Such dissassociation away from involves resources of personal time, talents, and money.
Against individuals and their groups which "cross the line" and "go too far," the following aptly applies to varying degrees and extents in all sorts of ways with all kinds of temporary or permanent extended and far-reaching ramifications, as we read God (i.e. Master-Jew Jesus Christ, and part of the Holy Triune YHWH, or LORD) speaking through the Old and New Testament prophets and apostles:
Nahum 1:11 Did one not come out from you, who plotted evil against the LORD, and counseled villainy?
First Corinthians 5:9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with immoral men;
10 not at all meaning the immoral of this world, or the greedy and robbers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
11 But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber--not even to eat with such a one.
First Corinthians 14:34 As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
35 If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
36 What? Did the word of God originate with you, or are you the only ones it has reached?
37 If any one thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord.
38 If any one does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
Second Corinthians 6:14 Do not be yoked with [pro-feminist, pro-homogay, pro-evolutionist, pro-abortion, anti-repentance, anti-Israeli-settlement] disbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what has a believer in common with a disbeliever?
16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
Galatians 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.
Ephesians 5:7 Therefore do not associate with them,
Second Thessalonians 3:14 If any one refuses to obey what we say in this letter, note that man, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.
First Timothy 6:3 If any one teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching which accords with godliness,
4 he is puffed up with conceit, he knows nothing; he has a morbid craving for controversy and for disputes about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, base suspicions,
5 and wrangling among men who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of [financial and/or reputational] gain.
Second Timothy 3:5 holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.
Second John 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is ae deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that you may not lose what you have worked for, but may win a full reward.
9 Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the doctrine has both the Father and the Son.
10 If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting;
11 for he who greets him [with or without Bonafide Occupational Qualification (B.O.Q.) discrimination) shares his wicked work.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, being very eager to write to you of our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
4 For admission has been secretly gained [in the ELCA, UCC, PCUSA, ECUSA, Baptist/Assembly-of-God/Covenant/Evangelical-Free, etc.] by some who long ago were designated for this condemnation, godless persons who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
5 Now I desire to remind you, though you were once for all fully informed, that He who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
Can't reform the world all by yourself as a burned-out one-man army, reminiscent of now-deceased Jerry Falwell and D James Kennedy? Don't worry about it:
Revelation 22:11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."
Do whatever you can, whenever and however.
For starters, to those of bonafide fundamentalist churches who are deserving TV evangelists and radio pastors and Scriptural media, plus religious right and Christian patriotic PACs, who obviously are right and neither wrong nor left, being that:
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart [Progressively!] inclines him toward the right, but a fool's heart toward the left.
.....monetary and other donations and contributions should be diverted with top priority to those who in fact are indeed authentic fruits-tested genuine Christian leaders and groups.....way before or instead of wasting it on pricey and spendy movie or entertainment admissions, subscriptions to anti-Christian newspapers or magazines, high-priced restaurants and hotel accomodations, anti-Biblical secular videos and irreverent theater productions, vacation expenditures, can-get-by-without-it lawn and house care improvement, new auto or yacht purchases, donations to planned parentlessness or NARAL or [homo]"human-rites" organizations and AIDS research to perpetuate homosodomite misbehavior exacerbating consequential cancer-like diseases, competitive-against-men arrogantly-insubordinate feminist groups, brotherhood and fraternal lodges, the Red Cross or similar, etc.
Second Corinthians 8:3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will,
8:24 So give proof, before the churches, of your love and of our boasting about you to these men.
Philippians 2:29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy; and honor such men,
Titus 3:13 Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.
If one presumes that Christ's Church is full of hypocrites:
Ezekiel 16:27 Hey, therefore, I stretched out My hand against you, and diminished your allotted portion, and delivered you to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines [a.k.a. palestinians?], who were ashamed of your lewd behavior.
remember how much more those outside the church are inexcusably hypocritical:
First Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Romans 2:5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
6 For he will render to every human according to [his] works:
7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
8 but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.
9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
Galatians 3:28 There is neither? Jew nor Greek, there is neither? slave nor free, there is neither? male nor female [so women have equal rights to be in authority over men, contrary to Isaiah 3:12 and Nahum 3:13 and First Timothy 2:12?]; for you are "all one?" in Christ Jesus? [Yah sure, you betcha].
10 but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.
11 For God shows no partiality.
12 All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.
14 When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.
15 They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them
16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
28 For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical.
29 He is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual and not literal. His praise is not from men but from God.
Hebrews 10:25 .....not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.