Thursday, May 17, 2007

If God appears to us

1Kings 11:9-11
(9) And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
(10) And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.
(11) Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.


It seems that if we get a special message from the Lord, we also get extra guilt. The Lord was angry with Solomon because He had appeared to him twice, and still Solomon did that which the Lord warned him against. So, if Solomon had not received special messages from the Lord, would there have been less guilt? Does this mean that people, who receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, also receive the extra responsibility for their lives, like Solomon?

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