“Not even God can sink this ship.” That’s the incredible strength of the ocean liner, the Titanic, in the words of the crew.
So its passengers told themselves: Let’s rearrange the deck chairs for a better view. Let the good times roll. Let's dance to the delightful strains of waltz music. Let's eat, drink and be merry.
But what was critical—the ship’s course or direction—was not given due attention. When it hit a massive iceberg, its hull was badly damaged. That which was apparently indestructible sank.
In the spiritual realm, we also have the "feel good" factor. “Feel good” teachers assert that once believers are saved, they will remain saved; confession of sin is not necessary; in fact, they teach that we should put the ‘sin issue’ behind us and banish ‘sin consciousness’ from our lives. When God looks at us, all He is going to see is Christ’s blood, not our sins whether it is past, present or future. We merely rest in the 'imputed righteousness of Christ'.
It is sad but true that those who teach God’s word often fail to use it for correction or rebuke—whereas its instruction is meant to be positive and negative.
* We can only make significant progress in our spiritual pilgrimage when we acknowledge we are spiritually impoverished in God's eyes. “Blessed are the poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:3).
IS IT TRUE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT CONVICT BELIEVERS OF SIN?