Partying on Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday is Depraved and Really Stupid!

Do you consider yourself a “Christian”? Do you go out and party on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday because the next day is Ash Wednesday and you can “repent” and be right with God? Then you don’t know Jesus at all. You also don’t know what it truly means to be a Christian, a true follower of Jesus.

What the Bible Says…

First, let’s look at some New Testament scripture passages that talk about drunkenness and debauchery.

Debauchery: Noun – excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures.

The Dictionary

Jesus said…

34 “Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, 35 like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. 36 Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”

Luke 21:34-36 NLT

Paul wrote…

19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties (debauchery), and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21 NLT

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

Romans 8:5-8 NLT

11 This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. 13 Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living (debauchery), or in quarreling and jealousy.

Romans 13:11-13 NLT

18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:18-20 NIV

Peter wrote

You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties(debauchery), and their terrible worship of idols.

1 Peter 4:3 NLT

Taking a Stupid Risk

Party and sin tonight and repent tomorrow. That’s the Catholic mentality. Sin all you want during the week, and then go to confession on Saturday so you can receive communion on Sunday. You’re basically pious for 2 days a week.

What happens if you die before you get to the confessional and there’s no priest nearby to perform last rites?

That’s a HUGE problem! The answer is you go to hell. Plain and simple. There’s no such thing as purgatory!

The ONLY way to avoid hell and get a one-way, non-stop ticket to heaven when you die is to accept Jesus as your personal savior. See, Jesus didn’t suffer torture on the cross and die so that we could have religion! No! He came so that He could have a personal relationship with YOU!

Heaven or hell — it’s YOUR Choice

Yes, it’s that simple! Religion over-complicates things. They make you go through rites and rituals for nothing. You can never, on your own, or even with the guidance of church rituals, become good enough to enter Heaven.

That’s why God sent Jesus to the cross where He took ALL our sins with Him then defeated death 3 days later by rising from the dead.

If you’re searching for something, it’s Jesus who can fill that empty place in your heart. You won’t find it in partying, sex, money or any of the lusts of the flesh. That’s what the devil wants you to think. Don’t follow the devil. Don’t follow the world. Don’t follow a church.

Follow Jesus!

If you’re not sure if you’re saved or not, if you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven after you die, or that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, which can happen at any moment, this is what you have to do…

Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.

  • Believe — have Faith — that Jesus is the Christ and He died taking your sins away forever and that He rose from the dead 3 days later.
  • Repent of your sins — stop sinning! Do a complete 180 degree turn in your life and surrender your life to Him.
  • Be Baptized by water baptism — show the world and yourself that you have died to your old life and are born again in Christ.
  • Receive the Holy Spirit in your heart.

Invite Jesus into Your Heart and Receive the Gift of Grace and the Confident Hope of Eternal Life…

Left Behind After the Rapture Series

Soli Deo Gloria! To God Alone Be the Glory!

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