Tuesday, March 29, 2005

may it come to pass

By now, most of my regular readers would have guessed my favourite Bible line for posting in public view:

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. - John 8:32

Why? Because truth is precious. And the ultimate truth and answer to all things is the Bible. These writings are of divine inspiration meaning that it is as effective as "and thus saith the LORD".

Even when the resurrected and glorified Jesus came and talked amongst men He quoted Bible scriptures to explain how its ancient prophecies had been fulfilled.

I have come to a decision in the light of recent events. From now on I will consider City Harvesters like Catholics.

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. - Jude 1:16

This is the Epistle of Jude warning against false teachers and he reminds us of the apostles' warnings that 'there should be mockers in the last time, who walk after their own ungodly lusts' (Jude 1:18)

Lust, by the way, actually means excess, including, but not limited to, just sex. Excessive eating. Excessive pride. Seeking the approval and admiration of men.

How many accounts already have we heard, of the way that people are persuaded to attend their services. Attending church is one of the outward signs of faith, but knowing Christ comes by understanding the Bible (warning - not special revelation like the Gnostics). That is what preaching the gospel means! It is each and every believer's duty! Its not about getting you to come to church like an activity club.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. - John 4:1

What does your 'spirit' say when you 'feel' its presence?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"I have come to a decision in the light of recent events. From now on I will consider City Harvesters like Catholics."

I find it surprising to see this coming from someone who wrote an excellent aricle on not to judge people. Just bear this in mind, that we will all stand before the Lord on the day of judgegment and it is not up to us to pass this judgement on others. Knowing the bible is one thing, but the most important thing is to live out the word in our life.

7Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Rom 15:7