Do you realize that the same people that said Jesus ate with sinners also said that John the Baptist was demonic?

Matthew 11

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

Do you realize that the same people that said Jesus ate with sinners also said that John the Baptist was demonic? So if we use “Jesus ate with sinners” as doctrine, we also have to teach that John the Baptist was demonic. In reality Jesus ate with those “sinners” that were repentant, and John the Baptist was filled with the spirit and power of Elijah.

No wonder the western church is so backwards and upside down right now… We take our doctrinal cues from the Pharisees, who were the enemies of Christ. We don’t understand the Scriptures because we are so busy rehearsing clichés. We can’t follow Jesus or prepare the way like John the Baptist because we actually believe what the Pharisees said about them.

Jesus said that the doctrine of the Pharisees was hypocrisy, and the definition of a hypocrite is an actor in real life. But we love great acting and great performers just like the Pharisees were. It’s time to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord and get back to the heart of God! Amos 5 23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Easy Way to Get MERCY & GRACE from God

An easy way to get mercy from God is to admit you were wrong by confessing your sin and forsaking it.

Proverbs 28:13
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

An easy way to get grace from God is to let go of your pride, admit you were wrong, and be humble and obedient.

James 4:6
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Perhaps Jesus ate with sinners because they were repenters… After all, that was His main first message right? ‪

Perhaps His first message was repentance because He wanted to pour out mercy and grace on humble people who had confessed and forsook their sins?

So if you preach mercy and grace while avoiding repentance are you of the spirit of truth or error? Are you leading people to God or to yourself?

People that preach grace and mercy but refuse to confess or forsake their sins or humble themselves, obey God and admit they were wrong – are the worst of both worlds. They are false prophets, lying preachers, twisting grace to pass sin and spread iniquity.

If you really preach mercy and grace why would you hide the way God dispenses it?