Some Christians went out for evangelism. As they preached the Lord touched the heart of a very beautiful young lady. She promised to be in Church the following Sabbath Day. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make it to Church.
After the service the brethren decided to check on her to know why she didn’t make it to Church. She was very disappointed when she saw them but she decided to tell them why she couldn’t make it as promised.
“I love the Lord with the whole of my heart”, she explained, “but unfortunately, after taking my bath early in the morning I got to my wardrobe and I discovered that I didn’t have Church clothes.” A sister among the brethren who was at the door raised her voice and asked what she meant by “Church clothes”. Then she replied and said, “none of my clothes is good enough for me to wear to Church to meet with God. I felt so disappointed and decided to stay at home because I believe God will be angry with me if I wear the same sexy clothes I used to wear to look for men to Church God will think that I have not repented. He will think I am going to Church to seduce His Children to sleep with me. I will join you next week after I buying some new decent clothes.”
The lady at the door answered her and said “‘My people perish for lack of knowledge’. God looks at the heart and not the body’. Please come as you are. Jesus Christ welcomed sinners when He was on earth. He doesn’t not judge people because of what they wear. Can I see your wardrobe sister?” She entered the room and looked at her clothes and said, “Sister in Christ you have almost all the latest fashion just like me. In fact this one here is the same thing that I am wearing right now. I’m fatter than you are yet you are complaining that you do not have Church clothes. Is this your dress not the same size with mine? If me that is fatter can wear it what stops you from wearing yours?”
The new convert looked at her and said, “When you came to me I was a sinner but after I gave my life to Christ you told me that I am a new creature. You told me that I am now a child of God. How can me a child of God wear the same clothes I used to wear when I was into prostitution? What has changed if my lifestyle hasn’t changed? If this is what you wear to Church I won’t come to your Church because this same dress attracted many customers to me whenever I wore it.”
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” Matthew 23:15.
This is what many people who say they are born again are doing: they preach to sinners to repent. After the sinners enter their Church they use heresy (false doctrines) to indoctrinate them and harden their hearts against God. This is why there are so many people going to Hell Fire from the Church.
📸 Rebecca Smith