It makes no sense to take the time and effort to evangelize, and share The Gospel Of Jesus Christ with people, yet fail to warn them about the dangers of sin, pride, and rebellion. If you share The Gospel, and a person repents of their sins, and believes on Jesus Christ, that is a very good thing. Do not leave them there. Warn them that there is an enemy who will be coming, to deceive them, and to steal away the faith that they have just professed. If you fail to warn them, they will likely be blindsided by the attack of the enemy. That is why Jesus called us to make disciples, and not just converts to Christianity. Disciples are better grounded in God’s Word, and will be able to stand when the times of testing and winds of trouble come. “…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32. The enemy comes to steal The Word, and to blind people from being able to read and to understand God’s Word. See Mark 4:3-9, 4:14-20. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith…” 1 Peter 5:8-9. Forgive others. “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2 Corinthians 2:11. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. You must warn new Christians of the enemy, so that they are not deceived by the enemy’s devices. Many people fall away from the faith due to becoming disillusioned, deceived, ashamed, or offended. Others are enticed by sin, power, pride, cares of the world, or by the love of money.
Rebellion is choosing to disobey God, to get your power, wisdom, and knowledge from some other source that is not from God. The enemy deceived Eve by promising her a source of knowledge apart from God, where she could be like a god, in control of her own life, living independently, being disconnected, and in rebellion against God.
Jesus came, and paid such a high price, by shedding His Blood, to reconnect people back so they may have right standing with God. Jesus fully dealt with the sin issue, so the death penalty sin demanded was paid in full for those who chose to repent of their sins and truly believe on Him. The Christian walk is all about being purged from the world, selfish desires, and everything else that causes you to be separated from God. Jesus died and is your Sacrifice for sin. Daily walk out your profession of faith in Him. Receive righteousness, right standing with God, through having faith in Jesus Christ. Faith is a lifestyle of putting your hope, confidence, trust, and expectancy in God, and in Jesus Christ. God wants you to believe and love Him, so you can develop intimacy with Him. Your relationship with God is to be maintained and treasured. God does not want to spend eternity around people who are in rebellion against Him. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.
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