There is too much false teaching going around. Teaching which says to us everyday… Live the way you want to, do your own thing, do not worry about it… God is a loving God. He does not judge. He loves. Have faith. Faith in something, anything; just have faith. Friend, It does make a difference what you believe.
If a confessor of Jesus Christ can live in sin, and live without shame, guilt, or condemnation; or the judgment of God; then that being is not a child of God. God works in His children; correcting, instructing, convicting when we sin. And if we sin, and refuse to repent; that is, change our minds toward Him; then there will be judgment in accordance with that sin.
Hear what the Spirit of God says in the book of Judges…
“And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: and they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.” Judges 2:11-13 (KJV)
Every Christian today loves the positive promises of the Old Testament, but very often forget about the warnings and the judgments on the people of God. If you will genuinely read the Scriptures and hear what God says you will be able to see and hear what God expects from us… To love the LORD our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength. Israel; in the verses above turned their backs on God to foreign gods, which were no gods; just wood, and stone. And we think we live in a civilized and god-fearing culture and society.
Many professing Christians have turned to the worship of Baal, by accepting other religious gods and beliefs; trusting more in our technology, medicine, finances, and global unity. Then they begin following the goddesses of Canaan [Ashtaroth], in immoral, filthy behavior; acting more like animal beings, than the One who created them. The writer of Psalm 115 and 135 says, “They that make them are like unto them; so is everyone that trusts in them” 115:8, and 135:18. Become like what you worship if you will, but I pray you choose Jesus the Son of God, God the Son.
If you are in sin and are convicted of its wrong Jesus is waiting to receive you back; to cleanse you, and restore you to fellowship with Him. If you feel no remorse or guilt for your sin; maybe until now, then call on the name of Jesus, He died on the cross for you, was buried, and He rose again; He will hear you and forgive you, and cleanse you; and give you the new birth that is only through faith in Him.
Something from the New Testament to remember…
“For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” Hebrews 12:6-8
Turn to the Lord, believe His word, and live by it. Cleanse your heart. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.