Translations: Chinese GB Big5

Nominalism

Isaiah 48:1,2
"Listen to this, O house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and come from the line of Judah, you who take oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel— but not in truth or righteousness—  you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and rely on the God of Israel— the LORD Almighty is his name:


Comment

There are those who are called Christians or who call themselves "Christian", but it's not true. There are those who take oaths in the name of the Lord. But Jesus said, "I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.  And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one." Matt 5:34-37 There are those who pray to God or invoke his name, but God is not impressed if it's not done in truth and righteousness. God is not impressed with public religiousity.


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