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Read Introduction to Galatians

 

“…envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God”
 
of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past,
 
The Boy Scout motto is “To be forewarned is to be forearmed.” Paul forewarned the Galatians that the inevitable consequence of those who practice this list of sins is that they would not inherit the kingdom of God. They still had not caught the idea.
 
Principle:
To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Application:
Sexual promiscuity in our day is less shocking than it once was. Homosexual sins are less outrageous. This is because sexual looseness has become pandemic through television and other forms of media. Most everyone in our culture grows immune to this deterioration of standards because of the sheer weight of non-Christian information and communication in our society.
Some Christians “practice” some of these sins at least mentally every day. There will be great shock at the judgment seat of Christ when Jesus will hand out very few rewards because they allowed themselves to fall prey to the deterioration of morality. We can hardly distinguish between the standards of believers and non-believers today.
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