Even They Both Are Abomination To The Lord
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. The word “abomination” is a STRONG term.
1. In Leviticus 18:22 and Deuteronomy 7:26 it is defined as: “properly, something disgusting (morally), i. e. (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol:— abominable (custom, thing), abomination” (Strong’s # 8441). *Meaning we are going to be using in our main text today.
2. In New Testament Scriptures, such as Luke 16:15, the term means: “a detestation, i. e. (specially) idolatry:— abomination; a foul thing, detestable thing” (Strong’s # 946).
3. The English word means: “a thing that causes disgust or hatred” (New Oxford American Dictionary).
4. Abominations to God can be actions (Proverbs 15:8-9), thoughts (Proverbs 24:9), hearts (Proverbs 16:5), and even prayers (Proverbs 28:9).
B. The holy Jerusalem (Revelation 21:10; cf. [the church] Hebrews 10:22-23) has no person who worketh abominations therein (Revelation 21:27).
1. Let’s remember the Lord adds to the church (Acts 2:38-41; Acts 2:47).
2. Membership in the church is not just based on a person being in the assembly (I Corinthians 14:22-24).
a. Note that the context I just used is one that teaches spiritual gifts that have now passed (I Corinthians 13:8-13).
b. This gifts were given through the laying on of Apostles hands (Acts 19:1-7) and there are no longer any Apostles (Acts 1:15-26; cf. I Corinthians 15:1-8).
II. Body: Considering these two abominations (Proverbs 17:15).
A. Justifying the wicked (Isaiah 5:21-25 and Proverbs 24:24-25).
1. Consider the Scriptures on who is a wicked person (Psalms 26:4-6, Psalms 141:4, Proverbs 10:16, Ezekiel 18:20-24, Ezekiel 33:11, Acts 8:13-22, and I John 5:19).
2. You do NOT want to make someone wrong think they are right (Jeremiah 23:14 and Ezekiel 13:22).
3. It’s a lie to justify the wicked for God says they are NOT justified (Exodus 23:7, Psalms 37:20, and Luke 13:1-9).
a. It's not loving to falsely build someone up with a lie (Ephesians 4:14-15 and Ephesians 4:25).
b. Where does lying get you (Revelation 21:8)?
B. Condemning the just (Matthew 23:33-35 and Acts 3:11-19).
1. Consider this statement: “wrath is come upon them to the uttermost” (I Thessalonians 2:14-16).
2. Unjust judgment is not overlooked by God (Leviticus 19:15, Micah 3:1-12, Romans 14:4-13, and James 5:1-11).
C. The kinship between God’s hate and the word “abomination” (Proverbs 6:15-19).
1. Some strong Scriptures to consider: (Psalms 5:4-6, Psalms 11:5-7, and Hebrews 1:8-9).
2. The right mindset of judgment comes from not seeking our own will (Psalms 119:104 and John 5:30).
III. Conclusion: Therefore, you’d better be careful whom you glorify, make out to be heroes, and those whom you vilify (Proverbs 29:27 and Romans 12:9).
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