Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city (the heavenly
by its gates. Jerusalem
Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
The two scriptures above are a prefect example of contrasting statements.
The first speaks of those who are the redeemed by the blood of Christ and have free entrance into the New Jerusalem.
The second numbers some of those who will not be granted access to the
This scripture came to mind when evaluating the candidates running for President of the
Among the number of presidential hopefuls were those who match the people named
in the scriptures. One by one the number has been reduced effectively down to
two candidates. United States of America
Those who had a strong testimony for Christ have been rejected and disapproved. In doing so
rejected this strong Christian influence and leaves us with at best a nominal
leading toward the Christian faith. America
The nation isn't sure what they will get if one of the candidates becomes president.
On the other hand the other one who is running is obviously one who loves and practices lying. With that one the modus operandi is to deceive with lying statements.
Many find this to be acceptable and desirable. GOD"S word declares is unacceptable to the point where it is that which will keep the one who practices lying in word or deed on the outside with no entrance to the Holy City.
Chose ye well when you vote.