Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/12/10

“Levels of Disipline” by Rick Sanders

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With all sin there is punishment. Will it be discipline, punishment or judgment? This is for God to decide. Since God is the Father, He is also the disciplinarian. God, as Father, disciplines those He loves. He warns through punishment. When God’s patience is finally worn out, punishment occurs to those that may or may not change for the better. When punishment does not work, judgment begins for those unwilling to change.

Christians are disciplined because God loves them. Through warnings, God shows the path to righteousness. A good example of Christians being warned are the seven churches in Revelation. Warning is used to remind the Churches of where they are veering off the track to righteousness. God speaks to the churches of their lack of zeal or to be aware of ungodly teachings.

Christians may be punished like the Jews have been. Christians faith may have grown so weak the God uses punishment as a wake up tool. Those that are sinning get the direct sting of the punishment, while the Christians nearby not sinning see the example not to follow.

Christians are no longing Christians if they receive judgment. This negative judgment rules that this non-Christian has lost the loving support of God the Father because the non-Christian has rejected God the Father.

So, if the discipline in your Christian life seems to be intolerable, look at your life to see where you are going wrong. God’s love is trying to redirect you toward Him.

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