Thursday, January 7, 2016

LET'S DELVE DEEPER INTO "SELF" AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR SOUL.

 
     I was thinking today about the crumbling foundation of the church in this day. Then I thought back about, not my past, but the early church and how people lived life to survive, yet they put "self" aside for the betterment of Christ and their lives. "Self" is the biggest part of the collapse of the church today. "Self" embodies all things to satisfy our wants, needs, desires...but one thing it never embodies...Christ. Christ is the 'fly in the ointment' in today's world. His Word is re-written into many versions, setting aside the Bible we've always read. You have the New King James Version, The Darby Translation, The Good News Bible, and on and on. We want the rewards that He offers, but don't want His Word that interferes with how "Self" wants it to be.

      Changing where you attend, until you find a church that amplifies your ability to live the way you wish, and no in depth Word of God, so much if someone starting studying or speaking about the Word of God, they are told, "We don't want to hear about that!" Why wouldn't you? What about the Word of God frightens you, makes you angry or you find it upalatable? I used to not want to hear how I couldn't do this or that, especially when it wasn't Biblical. However, the Word of God and Christ have withstood the test of creation and time, yet "Self" trumps God. Hmm.
 

     If you, needing to hear ministers who do not make you feel ashamed or repentant, or you won't have a 'man' tell you anything, then it brings to question: Why try at all? Oh, I forgot, God is Love and will accept us under Grace no matter how we live! The 'hippy days have come into play again! Everything was love then; freee love(free sex), drugs and whatever 'turned them on' without one thing: accountability...in this case; to God, and the church is now the new hippy movement. The 'once in Grace always in Grace is not a novel approach or idea. Once in Grace, always in Grace has been around forever. When we come to God and Christ we can live the way we choose and all is covered forever under "Grace"! Wow, my mind is now at peace! No, something is bothering me.
      

     Christ had his hair and beard ripped out, flesh torn from his body with a whip, spit upon, a crown of thorns that pierced his brow, the horrific pain of being nailed to a cross, and then the slow, horrific death on the cross just so you can do what you want and not be held accountable. So why did Christ die? So 'Self' could please itself without recrimination? Did He die for that? Really? Come on, use your brain and read your Bible and pray! YOUR SOUL IS AT RISK!! YOUR ETERNAL DAMNATION AND SEPERATION FROM GOD AND CHRIST IS AT STAKE. THOSE WHO PAMPER YOUR EARS AREN'T DOING YOU ANY FAVORS. WAKE UP!!
      

     Mathew 7: 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. I wonder who these folks are? Sounds like so-called proffessed Christians who talked the talk, but something got in the way when it came to walking the walk! "Self" maybe?
 

     Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? What did Christ say that they are not doing? Christ said He did not come to do away with the Law, instead He came to fulfil it. He gave us everything we needed, the Disciples continued giving you His Word as He gave it to them. Revelations gives us the Apocolypse and what we can expect. With what this world is facing and what is to come, I'm not sure 'Self' is going to be much help. I am not saying I have evrything right, nor do I profess to being perfect ( I can barely spell it let alone be it!), but what I can say is, I will take the Word of God over any mega-church minister, those who refuse to be 'told' something because of a person's gender (God's created genders...not the new oners), television evangilist or someone who is always ending their program asking you to send certain amounts to get certain gifts for supporting them (if memory serves, Christ drove them out of Temple once already). Those you trust with your salvation, you may want to entrust with your garden, because they sure won't be tilling your soul to allow the Word of God to grow, and the salvation of your soul to flourish!

Just remember this; your worst enemy may be the flowery 'friend' in front of you!

ONE THING TO REMEMBER: THE TRUTH STANDS ALONE. IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE PROPPED UP TO SUPPORT IT. IT WILL NEVER NEED TO BE ADDED TO, OR TAKEN AWAY FROM IT TO MAKE IT"TRUER". TRUTH IS GOD. TRUTH IS CHRIST. THEY DON'T ADJUST TO INTERVENE FOR "SELF". IT DOESN'T HAVE VERSIONS. IT WAS, IS, AND WILL FOREVER BE: TRUTH.
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