Text: “But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare My statutes, or that thou shouldest take My Covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest My Words behind thee?
Good morning, evangelistic Christian! Having been Divinely enlightened by God the Holy Spirit, as to the doom that awaits all unbelievers; all adherents to false religion – all, in fact, who know not that true Eternal Salvation can only be found in the Person of Christ Jesus, and in His fully finished Atonement Sacrifice at Calvary’s Cross – you and I have a heavy heart of compassion for those that are currently in a state of non-regeneracy, all currently balancing on the edge of a bottomless, Christ-rejecter’s abyss.
Thus, we are deeply compelled to preach/teach
the true Gospel message of Salvation in Christ, that the elect of God might
hear, receive faith in the hearing, and, by God’s grace, be brought out of
darkness and into the Light of Christ.
“Neither is there Salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be
saved.” (Acts 4:12)
“Jesus saith unto him (Thomas), I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6)
However, one thing must be kept very clear
in our own minds, sincere evangelistic Christian: there are some, God’s
selected people, that will hear and receive the Gospel of Christ Jesus,
Crucified for our sins and be saved, but there are many more others that will
not hear, and certainly never receive, Salvation in the Gospel message we
preach/teach. This is merely a fact of
Scripture. Hell will eventually be full
of those who rejected Christ Jesus.
(rejected by God) tares can never ever grow to be Spiritual fruit.
“And He (the Lord God) said, Go, and tell
this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but
perceive not. Make the heart (inner
being) of this people (reprobates) fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut
their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and
understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” (Isaiah 6:9-10)
“But unto the wicked (rejected of God) God
saith, What hast thou to do to declare My statutes, or that thou shouldest take
My Covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou
hatest instruction, and castest My Words behind thee.” (Psalm 50:16-17)
“But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare My
violate openly My moral law, and yet are great sticklers for My ceremonial
commands! What have you to do with them?
What interest can you have in them?
Do you dare to teach My law to others and profane it yourselves? What impudence, what blasphemy is this! You count up your holy days, you contend for
rituals, you fight for externals, and yet the weightier matters of the law ye
despise! Ye blind guides, ye strain out
gnats and swallow camels; your hypocrisy is written on your foreheads and
manifest to all.” (C.H. Spurgeon,
Treasury of David, page 233)
On this Easter Sunday as I am writing this
piece, I am totally frustrated. I see so
very many people; people that profess to be Protestant Christian believers; yet
seem to actually know little about God’s way of Salvation; sound Bible
doctrine; and increasingly run headlong into fellowship with the gross
religious errors of Rome. Professing
Protestant, protest now! Evangelical
Pastors, get back to obeying Bible doctrine, and touch not the unclean thing!
“The Wicked. By whom are meant, not
openly profane sinners; but men under a profession of religion, and indeed who
were teachers of others, as appears from the following expostulations with
them: the Scribes, Pharisees, and doctors among the Jews, are designed, and so
Kimchi interprets it of their wise men, who learnt and taught the law, but did
not act according to it.” (John Gill
Verse 16. “Or that thou shouldest take My
Covenant in thy mouth. How many
Protestant Ministers, that have been ordained to office under the Westminster
Confession of Faith, and vowed to uphold it – now, in this apostate 21st
Century, not only desire to recognise Roman Catholicism as Christian, but run
headlong to involve themselves, and their church groups, in ecumenical
fellowship gatherings with Rome and its gross darkness! The Lord God’s instructions on this matter
are very clear:
“And what concord hath Christ with
Belial? Or what part hath he that
believeth with an infidel? And what
agreement hath the temple of God with idols?
For ye are the temple of the Living God; as God hath said, I will dwell
in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My
people. WHEREFORE (a Divine
conclusion) come ye out from among them (the wheat from the tares), and be ye
separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive
you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters,
saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians
“We need the grace of the doctrines as
much as the doctrines of grace, and without it an apostle is but a Judas, and a
fair-spoken professor is an errant enemy of the Cross of Christ.” (C.H.
Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 233)
Professing Christians today despise
Scriptural instruction, and quickly alienate Bible-believing Preachers/Teachers
who are proficient in God’s Word and in doctrinal purity.
“For the time will come when they will not
endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves
teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned into fables.” (2
author is convinced that these times, here prophesied by Paul to Timothy, have
arrived. We are currently seeing with
our own eyes, ‘The Great Falling Away’ from faith. “...Nevertheless when the Son
of man cometh, shall He find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8)
In part two of this exposition of Psalm
50: we learned that God’s elect people are being sifted for soundness of faith
in Christ. In this section, three, of
the exposition we can clearly recognise the sifting of the reprobate tares –
that increasing multitude of false professors, who will in fact, make up the
spurious religious body called The Scarlet Woman in the book of
Revelation, when the end comes.
(Revelation 17:1-18) Christian,
“...To him that ordereth his conversation (entire life/beliefs) aright will I
show the Salvation of God.” (Psalm 50:23)
“...Thy Word is truth.” (John 17:17