Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Where Is The Salt And Light?



The true church of Christ is called to be the salt and light of the world. Why then are we allowing our salt to be watered down with the message of "tolerance" and "new age thinking"? In an effort to be "seeker sensitive", we have allowed our lights to grow so dim that they can hardly be seen. Satan has been able to deeply embed the lie that, "we must be open to change and tolerant of other beliefs", into the church. False doctrine must be confronted. Even if it means that we will be called "intolerant".

"“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own"” (John 14:18-19).

If someone who claims to know Christ "hates" you, then according to what our Lord and Master Himself just said, who do they actually belong to?

There is a loud cry from those teaching and preaching false doctrine for "unity". What they are really crying out is, "compromise, compromise." The whole ecumenical movement is asking people to compromise their beliefs for the "sake of peace and unity."

When Jesus prayed for unity, He asked that the church be one , as He and the Father were one. Unity with Christ and the true Gospel is the most important issue. Jesus did not ask that we be in unity with the doctrines of man.
Those of us Christians who have decided to stand for truth are being called, "intolerant", "judgmental", "divisive" and "unloving". The very fact is, that it is love that compels us to be sure that the truth is known and not forgotten.

It is a lie from the pit of Hell that says, "Love does not confront sin". Jesus confronted sin. The truth may not always be the most pleasant thing to be heard, but it is the truth that can set people free. The absolute truth is -– and Christ Jesus told us that He is Truth - the truth is, that while Jesus was never offensive in how He confronted evil - the fact still remains -– that our Lord offended many by what He taught, and by what He claimed.

"What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?" "faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead"… Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do." (James 2:14,17,18).
It is easy to claim to be a Christian, but do you live a life that backs it up? The person who continues on in willful sin and prolonged self-ishness while professing to be a believer in Jesus Christ is demonstrating before the world that he never became a true Christian. Hence he was never even saved in the first place, and with them the true Christian has no unity.

The "seeker sensitive" church seeks to have people leave chuch feeling good and uplifted. What good is it if it does not encourage change and becoming more like Christ? Most of the "seeker friendly", "purpose driven" messages are nothing more than motivational speaking with "a Christian flare". Recognizing your sin and your fallen wretched state is what drives a person to realize the need for a Savior and true repentance from sin.

If you have not seen your own life change since you made a "decision" to follow Christ, it is you who should question whether you have actually made the commitment to truly trust in Christ alone as your Lord and Savior. The Bible says:
"Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know?that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you are disqualified." (2 Corinthians 13:5, NKJV)

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3 comments:

yes2truth said...

Here is the passage of Scripture that answers your questions and also explains what is going on, in what you think is the church, when in reality it is the synagogue of Satan.

"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

Paul opens with the term Mystery of Iniquity. This is a direct referrence to the Babylonian Mystery Religion or as we know it Rome and all her offshoots.

Notice, that these deluded people, believe - they believe a lie or a non-gospel. These people aren't the unsaved for the unsaved in the west don't believe in anything. No, these people are believers and what they believe in is a lie. So there you have it.

This is why Jesus Christ says in Revelation 18:4 "Come out of her my people and be not partakers of her sins and receive not of her plagues."

y2t

yes2truth said...

A PS to my last post. The Scripture I quoted was 2 Thess 2:7-12. I like your Blog - keep up the good work.

y2t

Kristen said...

I really enjoyed reading this. You have a wonderful blog