When a home owner fails to pay the debt accrued and owed, the mortgage lender can choose to foreclose on a property to regain their money. According to a 2015 study, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware have the highest foreclosure rates in the United States. The highest rate affected the residents of New Jersey where one in every 559 housing units filed for foreclosure after payments were not made.
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, Hebrews 10:26.
From a spiritual perspective, Jesus paid the debt for sin accrued over the course of one’s life. The apostle Paul uses the analogy, for the wages of sin is death, in Romans 6:23. Yet, the good news lies in the final line, the gift of God is eternal life. However, when you do mess up, God expects acts of contrition to follow. Thus, if you treat promises in the Bible as a get out of jail free card, you are in danger of experiencing a faith in foreclosure.
It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace, Hebrews 6:4-6.
In an earlier chapter, the author of Hebrews provides a glimpse of a faith in foreclosure. Whether its an addiction, careless acts or poor choices, some are lured into a false sense of security. Before being introduced to the Bible’s teachings, individuals can claim to be amoral, not knowing right from wrong. However, once you have seen the light; enlightened from years walking in darkness, you no longer have an excuse. Thus, anyone who reaches a faith in foreclosure, must fully repent, turning 90 degrees away from sin, back to God or face the consequences mentioned above. Turn back to Jesus today while time is on your side.
by Jay Mankus