"Call His Name Jesus"

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A converted Indian one day met another Indian of the same tribe. He, too, had previously professed Christianity, but now he was taking part in a snake dance festival. Asked how it came that he had returned to his old heathen practices again, his answer was brazenly frank: "Because I love my sins!"
The truth is that men are lost because "they love their sins." They cling to them and let their sins drag them down to eternal condemnation.
But "God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." That is why He sent His only begotten Son—Jesus. He came to save His people from their sins.
Friend, are you one of His people? If not, why not? If you are honest, you will have to say, like the Indian: "I love my sins." Yes, and more than that, you do not love God at all, nor His Son whose name was called JESUS, because He came to save us from our sins.
"She shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins." Matt. 1:2121And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21).