Question 502

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Can a christian live a life VOID of conviction?

Answer: Yes unfortunately.

Scripture states in Ephesians 4:30…

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

If this was NOT possible then the christian would not have been instructed to “GRIEVE NOT the Holy Spirit”.

I believe that a christian CAN SUPPRESS the “Convictions of the Holy Spirit” to a point as to where as God has said in Romans 1:28… God gave them over to a reprobate mind. In other words if the christian refuses to heed to the Lord’s warnings then God basically says he will allow them to suffer the consequences and become the victims of their own undoing and sometimes it results in the death of the believer .

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

In Conclusion:

It is unfortunate that there are SOME christians that choose to “Live like the Devil” they have NO IDEA the damaging difficulties they are creating for the Body of Christ in leading the lost to Christ (which is MOST tragic), Nor do they realize the blessings now in this life and rewards later in heaven they are forfeiting.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (14) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23