Innocent or Guilty?

Are you Innocent or Guilty for the Crime of Sin?

Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

From the Cop’s show; “bad boy, bad boy. what ya gonna do when they come for you”

Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”:

Jon Watkins  Online Ministries  September 9, 2015

In the United States, when you are arrested, you have certain rights, or you are supposed to have them. It is called the Miranda Warning or Miranda Rights. Whatever they chose to call them, they guarantee you have a right to;

One, remain silent. You have that right, but you may not have the ability to do so!

Two, the right to talk to and have a lawyer present while being interrogated.

Three, if you’re poor and can’t afford a lawyer, they will appoint a shill to help convict, I mean represent you.

Four, you have the right at any time to waive your rights and spill your guts or have a confession beaten out of you.

I would like to pose a question. If you were hauled into a criminal court of law and put on trial for the violation of being a Christian, would you be declared Innocent and acquitted? Would you be found guilty merely by circumstantial evidence? Or, would the evidence be substantial enough to prove your guilt beyond any reasonable doubt? Before you answer, pause and take a totally honest inventory of your life. Based on the information below, what do you think would be the outcome of your trail?

Many people are found innocent or guilty based solely on a false witness or false testimony. Some are railroaded through a corrupt system and spend substantial time in prison for a crime they did not commit.

The day is coming when it will be illegal to mention the name of Jesus, have a Bible or share your faith. It is already illegal in Europe, Canada and elsewhere to refer to scripture that condemns homosexuality or preach that Islam is a false religion. Many have been put in jail for these very things. Just recently a clerk in Kentucky was jailed for refusing to issue a marriage license to Gays. She spent 5 days in jail for contempt, was released and ordered to not interfere with the deputy clerks who are issuing marriage licenses to Gays.

I would also like to present these three articles for your consideration: Jail Time for Christians: No Longer a Hypothesis and Christians Are Going To Be Banned From Holding Many Jobs In America Also: Texas Teacher Who Put up Cross Sign in Classroom Accused of ‘Proselytizing

So, here is what I would like you to consider. When, not IF, it becomes illegal in the United States to be a Christian, is there enough evidence in your life to convict you? Do your actions and your conversation portray your faith? Do you stand for Jesus Christ and boldly proclaim Him? Would the prosecutor have an easy or hard time building a case against you? When they come for you, will you cower and deny him like Peter did saying “I don’t know the man”? (Matthew 26:69-75) Do your actions reflect the world or are you trying your best to walk in the narrow way? What are you doing when no one can see? What kind of thoughts do you allow in your mind? What comes out of your mouth? Is it gossip, wise cracks and unkind remarks? How do you respond to other people? Are you spewing hatred?

Every word you utter and everything you do bears witness, either for or against you. This is especially true in today’s society, with all of the police state surveillance recording nearly every move. More importantly, God is keeping a detailed record of every thought, word, and deed whether in the open or in secret! There is no way to hide from God.

You will have to decide whether you prefer to be convicted or acquitted in an earthly court, be that a literal criminal court or man’s court of opinion; or to be convicted in God’s Heavenly Court. I can easily say that I would much rather be convicted in man’s court, which will result in acquittal in God’s Heavenly court!

Before you are hauled into the Heavenly Court

One, you have the right to REJECT Jesus Christ as your advocate in God’s court but that would not be advisable!
Two, you have the right represent yourself to argue why you should be allowed into Heaven. Again, highly UN-advisable!

Matthew 12:37 “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”.

When you stand before God as a Born Again Believer

One, you will have the right to remain silent while your accuser (Satan) is presenting his case against you.
Two, you will have the right to representation by your lawyer Jesus Christ who will advocate on your behalf.
Three, all have the right to equal representation. God is no respecter of person’s. Rich or Poor, in His courtroom everyone has the same lawyer, Jesus Christ.

2nd Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad”.

Your Rights when you stand at the Throne of God at the Great White Throne Judgment.

One, you will NOT have the right to remain silent! You must give account for every word and deed.
Two, you will NOT have a right to have Jesus Christ as your lawyer advocating on your behalf because it is too late!

Revelation 20:11-14 “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire”.

God has given us these rights and you can read about them in extreme detail in a much larger presentation called the Holy Bible! In God’s Word there is a 100% conviction rate. Yes, all are criminals in God’s eyes, Romans 3:23 “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” until you accept Jesus as your lawyer. For those who belong to him there is a 100% acquittal rate.

Romans 14:11-12 “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God”.

Philippians 2:10-11 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.

Matthew 12:37 “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”.

Don’t go into God’s court without Jesus friend. You will surely be found guilty as charged and rightly so!