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Ezekiel 33:31-32

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 31 And they come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they will not do [obey] them; for they show much love with their mouth, but their heart goes after their covetousness. [Covetousness is wanting something more: a new car, a new house, a vacation in Hawaii, clothes, a body, fine dining, a drink, a drug, a cooler cell phone, etc. Covetousness is forbidden both in the Old Testament and the New, and by the inner law of God on every man's heart, and by Christ and his apostles. Paul has defined covetousness as idolatry. The world has totally forgotten about covetousness, and Christianity's gospel of prosperity preachers even teach that covetousness is rewarded by God. And so, while today's so-called Christians confess their creed, sing their hymns, say their prayers, and study their Bibles; all is only with their mouths for their hearts are just as foul as their so-called pagan neighbors, both wanting the same things. From the Word of the Lord within: "Christianity has no idea who I am or what I stand for. Remember, every person who sins denies Him as Lord and Master. Everyone is expecting Jesus to be their excuse. I've warned them and given them the requirements and preached the exclusions; they should not expect anything else or conclusion."]

 32  Indeed, to them you are like a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear your words but they do not do [obey] them.1

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1 they hear your words, but they will not do them; for they show much love with their mouth, but their heart goes after their covetousness. To them you are like a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear your words but they do not do [obey] them. This is an exact description to Christendom today. They hear the words of warning, they hear the words of the requirements of cleansingpurity — perfection and holiness; but they think they don't apply to them because they are saved. They think they can continue to sin, die, and go to heaven; which they cannot. They profess much love for their god who condones all their sins and excuses them, but they do not obey any of the commands of Jesus.

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