"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sometimes you got to wonder, am I crazy or is everyone else losing their minds? I watch and listen to the discussions taking place in the "Christian" circles and wonder what in the hell is going on. Pun intended. Everything I have been taught, everything I believe is being questioned by "Christians". Is hell real? And I ask, "Are you really asking that question?" You are a pastor, gone to seminary and you don't know. If you don't know or don't think hell is a real place let me ask you: is God just, is HE righteous? Or is HE only love? If HE is only love than HE is a fool or worse because HE sent HIS SON to die for my sin and yours. Than HE is neither righteous nor just if HE is only love and all people "eventually" get to heaven. If all people eventually get to heaven than what is the point of evangelism? The gospels are pointless. The bible is a joke. But I know that not to be true. There is a hell and a heaven. I believe this doctrine that is being preached is a doctrine of demons (But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 1 Timothy 4:1) meant to mislead people from the truth. And that is that there is a judgment day. People don't want to hear that, they want to live their life the way they want now without eternal consequences. The Bible does not teach that. The thing about Satan is he knows scripture and will use a little bit of truth (God is love) but will leave out the rest to lead people astray. That is why we are to be on guard at all times, not from just the world but from what is within our churches. That is exactly what scripture has told us. The question is are you on guard or are you getting caught up in the emotion and hype and going with the flow? If you are, you are in a dangerous place because you are right where Satan wants you.

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