Saturday, April 17, 2010

Responsibility and Accountability

The Bible is the Word of God. It is without error, and everything it says is true. Right? Absolutely. But what about the parts that say something we don't want to hear? Should we ignore them, or deny them - Of course not! We should welcome the verses that yell at us to change - and we should be eager to change; especially if Scripture attaches a warning of our responsibility and accountability. Let me give you an example of what I mean. The great commission says we are to preach the Gospel to every creature - If I choose not to, I am being disobedient; but maybe that doesn't concern me. Well, does this concern us:

Ezekiel 33:8
When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

Pretty serious.

We know God has said to the wicked, they shall die. And we know in which way we are commanded to warn them from their way (with the Gospel). Are we the watchmen that God has ordered us to be?

When I think about entering eternity; I'm not really concerned with how many crowns I may receive (because I am not worthy of anything, and anything good I receive belongs at the feet of Jesus); but, I certainly don't want the blood of countless souls on my hands. To be honest, I fear how many already are.

I also want to say, I don't know what it will look like when God requires the blood on our hands; but I do know it is far better just to be obedient - warn the world, warn those you love, warn those you don't love; and tell them how Jesus made a provision for them.


  1. I would argue that there are plenty of instances in the Bible which one must disobey if they are to be a moral individual.

    Let me know what you think.

  2. What do you mean? If you were to look at the ten commandments, would you be morally a good person?


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