I went to a church today, supposedly a Christian church and there were two columns of bright flashing lights beside the altar and two long panels of humans in sports events--one crossing the finish line and one catapulting through the air. And in the bulletin of that church was 'rookie of the year' as the sermon. I left. And absolutely enraged too. I am not now nor ever worshipping either sports or humans as THE LORD of my life. There is ONE GOD and the Bible did not record that HE ever participated in sports, or gave HIS sermons between concert flashing lights. I want to explain
the title. I do not think that those churches that preach a self improvement religion,or a 'be nice'
or a 'get along with government despots' religions are true churches of GOD. JESUS offended so
many people with HIS life and words that the politicians of HIS day crucified HIM literally for it, but HE conquered death, rose again and showed them by being alive in heaven forever.
I want you to remember this: if you go to a secular church regularly it does not make you Christian.
It only means you have membership in a secular club.
I want you to also remember these verses for today:
It is written, " I will sing unto THE LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my GOD while I have
my being. My meditation of HIM shall be sweet; I will be glad in THE LORD.' Psalms 104: 33-34
And also remember this from the words of JESUS, "if any man will come after ME, let him deny
himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged
if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" Luke 9:23-25. There is more than one way of
'losing" one's life --including literally, but it also means losing one's family when becoming a true believer, and losing one's career for refusing to kill innocents in the womb for pay [speaking for example as a Registered Nurse or medical doctor or as a teacher in the radical dept of education in the US where killing of innocents is the main theme of 'education' ], or losing one's fortune for believing that it is better to help/ invest in the very poor than amass fortunes in sterile accounts somewhere.
Truly, I believe that JESUS came in the flesh as THE GODHEAD who carried the sins of the world on His shoulders when HE went to the cross and who rose again and ascended into heaven and is
alive forevermore according to Revelations. And truly I believe that JESUS who is THE GOD and
one with GOD according to John 10:30, KJV, wants HIS disciples to LIVE for him not die for Him.
That is a general rule and I think there may be some exceptions to that, but I am certain that
those whom GOD calls to die for HIM, HE tells them that ahead of time--it is not a surprise to them
or foisted upon them by politics. And I think that those who did suffer that fate had warnings
before that happened. Read the life histories of the true martyrs and you will see the warnings.
I do not think GOD calls MOST people to be martyrs and in fact, I think HE much prefers you
to live and witness for HIM as there are MILLIONS of people lost and dying without a Saviour in the
Gloria Poole,RN, at my apt in Missouri ; 1:24Pm, 29-Aug-2010
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