I used to have a critic on this blog called “you will know them by their fruits”. She was my personal fruit inspector, but like her many believers (I use the term loosely for her sake) have a wrong understanding of sanctification. It is commonly conceived that every item of our lives should be holy. But that is not holiness; rather it is the fruit of holiness. Holiness is Christ.
Let one of my critics, my fleshly fruit inspectors, speak on behalf of true Holiness. Let them condemn me with the boldness of “thus sayath the Lord”! Surely Christ Himself can take offense at my words and deeds and issue a decree of opposition. Am I the first of false prophets or to proclaim a false gospel? I must be very late in this practice for many have been addressed before I.
I am not afraid to lay my life upon the gospel I profess, nor am I afraid to say “thus sayeth the Lord”. I proclaim the gospel (good news) I profess to be the only true gospel and that these who ridicule it are frauds that condemn truth and think they are righteous. They are the most pitiful and hopeless of all men. For they have heard the truth and called it a lie. Repentance and salvation are far from their hearts.
I profess Christ; Christ alone! He is the all in all. At the center of God’s plans, God’s laws, God’s ways, God’s character, and God’s life is Christ. He is the only way, the only truth, the only life. It is His strength that is superior to all opposition. He is the winner of every campaign. No weapon formed against Him will prosper. Whatever work He starts within His chosen He will perform to it perfect finish. He is not a religious name He is above all that is named. His children have no fear because His perfect love cast away fear. Besides He is also the baddest dude on the block, (slang for paramount in power). Yes this is the gospel that inflames my critics and like Christ I can say get with the truth of Christ or to hell with you!