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The resurrection of Jesus Christ, for those who continue to live in willful sin, is not a time to outwardly parade fashion as if just due is rendered to God because of one’s infrequent ‘church’ attendance. To the rebellious who remain in sin, it must serve as an indictment that will cause you to fall on their faces and cry out for God’s mercy upon you in Christ. The highest insult to the grace of God in Jesus Christ is, as an unbeliever, to treat the cross as if it is a holiday and then you return to your sins while claiming to be free from them. Unless one begins to think of the particular, and flagrant sins committed against Christ, the cross of Jesus Christ is not a time of celebration but it is a glimpse of the wrath to come and the great Rock of offense to crush those who regard the cross as a means of licentiousness.~Biblical Research Institute

Many would admit Christ to be their advocate to plead for them, but not their king to rule over them. -Thomas Watson

1John 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. 7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

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