New Age is a spiritual virus; Jesus is medicine.
“Oh yeah, evangelism rocks!”
Thats what I say as I listen to Stryper’s classic song “In God We Trust.” I’m thinking that evangelism is just the bees knees, and at the same time I’m thinking about how evangelism destroys personal relationships. I have a message to deliver: to everybody. Its just that nobody wants to hear it. Evangelism rocks, alright. Speaking the Word of Christ to those who think they already know it, be they loved ones or not, results too often in a severance of contact with the person you are preaching to. You (Christian) have to remember actually, that it IS preaching. It is, and has to be, God specifically designed it that way in order to confound the wicked.
I’d just like to point out here that its a very good thing we have the blood of Christ to cover us, because we’re ALL wicked, Amen?
Many claim to know the Bible very well, and some people do. They know all the stories word-for-word. Those who know the Bible will surely know that Christ spoke His message “to them that have ears to hear.” He knew that, although He spoke to many, few would truly understand. Likewise, many who read the Scriptures today, even scholars, do not understand them. (On the flipside, the Bible can be understood in truth by a small child, it all depends on the SPIRIT, not your own understanding.)
If you know the Bible at all, if you’ve ever experienced its truth as more than just a book of myths, then you will know that everything I say is true. I’m not above correction, and I am still merely human, but what wrong have I committed? I have only done that which Scripture admonishes me to do, and I only say what God places on my heart to say. Time is too short to do anything else. It’s time to be straightforward, and if it makes everyone else uncomfortable, so be it. I can’t stop doing what I was told by God to do.
God told me to speak His word, to proclaim the message of Christ. I have been very careful to not interpret anything I have said in light of my own understanding, but I do so under the direction of God. I am not God, I am not the Son of God (obviously), but I am here to tell you that you are following the wrong Source. There is only One god, the God of the Bible, and He has but one Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. I was put on this earth to be a warrior for Jesus, and despite myself (read that again “despite mySELF!”) I am going to do it.
I mean, some of you out there undoubtedly know me, you’ve heard me speak elsewhere on other topics, some of you have heard me profane the name of Christ, others know at the very least that I’m not the best of Christians. I despise my own record of perseverance when it comes to my relationship with Jesus, which I avoided time and time again. Despite myself, my faults, and my flaws I must, above all things, speak the Word of Truth: the Bible. It is proven to me 100%. I have no choice BUT to believe, the evidence is so strong. Everyone says “Where is it? Where’s the proof?” It’s all around you. Its YOU who doesn’t see it; usually because you don’t WANT to see it.
You think everything’s going fine for you, don’t you? On the outside you can make it appear that you’re centered, that you are your own Creatrix, and that you are in control. You have begun to maintain the illusion of balance that you’ve deluded yourself with for years. Finally, after all this time, you’re believing your own lie. And on top of it, there are all these books around by other people who are blinded by their own self-created lies, and their delusions.. are YOUR delusions. So everything makes sense in your own imaginary realm. You are your own god, and so you destroy your own relationships from within, never giving it another thought. You are your own god, and so the thoughts of others don’t mean a thing to you. You are your own god, and so emotions are not a part of your world. But hear me now: just as the idols fell in ancient times, the statues of Baal and of Ashtoreth, so will the false gods of today fall. Great will be their fall. My heart bleeds for you, and I am disheartened when I think of my loved ones who have become their own gods. But, I know… inside you are scared. Deep inside where you think nobody else can see, thats where it is: gnawing fear. God sees it. I see it in order to tell you that its there, so that you will know it’s God who sends me to tell you this. You are horrified at the prospect of it all being true, and you are terrified that you are not in control of it all like you believe yourself to be.
There is coming a day very soon when the false gods will be broken down, God will smash them with His fist. You don’t like violence, and you (in your wicked state) wonder how a loving God could be so violent. It is because of sin. God is holy, above all things, and He cannot tolerate sin in His presence. Read your Bibles again, this time with open eyes. God is there to aid you in this. But unless you repent, God will come and smash your idols, He will break down your gods, the gods which exalt themselves. He will bring you so low that you will have no choice but to call upon Him for help, or else perish.
Save yourselves the trouble, and turn your hearts to him. I speak harshly, but the simplicity of my message is one of love, one of compassion. My hope is that you will read my words and run screaming to a church for one of any number of reasons (perhaps even because you want to contend with my writings, and desire a second opinion). I just want God to use my words to help anyone who can be helped by them; I also feel God calling specific people, they know who they are. If you felt that, then you are one of them. God is calling workers for the Harvest. He is calling people who will begin to stand up for the truth of Christ uncompromisingly. The world will make it a thing about “tolerance,” well I tell you this: this world is intolerable, and sin is intolerable to God. Why should I sin just to make YOU feel better? Why should I disobey God’s command in hopes that I don’t offend somebody? Why should I (or any Christian) throw themselves into Hell for the entertainment of the Godless? People really need to wake up; they have no idea what they’re up against, and it sickens me that the Christian community has been (for the most part) arguing amongst themselves about doctrinal details and positions in the elder council for so long. I know whats going on, I’m not blind. I see the way you work behind the pulpit, you snakes of the cross! It’s because of you that the babes in christ have suffered! You are the reason why nobody trusts Christ! Wicked Stewards: Your time has come, and I’m here to tell you that. The writing’s on the wall. The church must NOT tolerate these vipers in their midst. We must rebuke them, we must preach the Word unto them, and we must encourage them to repent: otherwise GTFO! Is that plain enough?
It breaks my heart to have to say such things, and I know that there have been some very sincere pastors who have been dilligently fighting for the truth for years; of a surety, God has seen your faith and travail. My heart goes out to all the Christians of the world. I have no idea about the intricacies of all the doctrinal disputes going on betwixt denominations; I myself belief things which other Chrstians would probably find fault, however: none of this is about that. There is only one thing to do, and all of us Christians can (hopefully) agree on it: look to Jesus. Look to Him, it’s He who makes you stand.
Just as in ancient times, the false gods of today will bow before Him. They will all bend the knee to Christ, whether they want to or not. Know that what I say is the truth. I’m not doing this for popularity, for money, or anything else (that would be stupid). I’m doing this for you.
Please turn back before its too late!
Keep your eyes on Jerusalem, and pray for the Israelites! The Temple is coming soon!