Thursday, August 03, 2006

Recommended Reading For Today

One of my favorite blogs to read is Soup's Kitchen. A couple days ago Soup wrote a great piece on the Blood of Jesus that I just have to direct your attention to. In a time where ‘feel good’ sermons are drawing masses of people to churches that never preach the Gospel and then ‘invite’ people to come to Christ, Soup brings to light the fact that many people who confess Christ are not confessing the Christ of the Bible.

Many people believe that there is a “god”, but fail to acknowledge the fact of sin and sins consequences.

Please stop in and visit Soup's Kitchen.


Auntie D said...

Oh you are sooooo right. Wowwwwwwww. That was good. So complete. Thank you for pointing that site out.

I think probably the only thing I may use differently than many of my brothers and sisters in the Lord is that (and watch me be accused of being one of those "feel good" people) but I'm not, it's just that I like to point out not "punishment" but that Jesus came to "save". He would love for everyone to be saved but we are given free will, choice. I just feel in my heart it's not trying to "Punish" for using that free will or choice but He is saving us from what happens if we make the wrong decision. If we deny Him then we suffer the consequences of our sins and separation from Almighty God.

He did all He did because of love. He is the great I AM. He has all the power and could easily dismiss us in a blink of the eye but instead He died for us, paid the price of our sins to save us........look at me, preaching to the choir....LOL sorry.

But thank you again for the link.

WayneDawg said...

Auntie -

Yes, when we choose not to accept God's Grace of forgiveness of sins through the Blood of Christ, we will be separated from God for eternity.......but thats only part of the consequence. The Bible is clear, very clear that there will be torment for eternity in a real place called hell.

I'm not calling you a 'feel good' person, I'm just believe that when people are preached to, they should be told 'the whole truth'. Not just the fluffy marshmellow stuffing.

Yes, Jesus loves us. That's why He came here to save us. That's why the Father sent Him (John 3:16).

Imagine you saw your child playing on a railroad track with a full speed train bearing down on him. Would you slowly walk toward the child softly telling him that you loved him and wished he would move off the track? Or would you be running and screaming all the way to the tracks to pull him off before he was struck and killed?

I know you would choose the latter because you loved your child more than anything and would never want to see him harmed.

The same is true with God. He loved us so much that He sent His One and Only Son to die in our place. Why? To save us from our sins and the wrath to come for those sins.

People are coming forward today to call Jesus their Savior and 'fall away' later. The problem is they never fell forward. They heard a feel good sermon that had no eternal effect on their souls.

Auntie D said...

I agree with you totally. Please don't misunderstand me, hell is very real and it is terrible.....I think more than we can imagine. I beleive the Bible and every word God has spoken as TRUTH. I agree that the unsaved need to KNOW what the consequences of denying Christ means completely. I guess what I'm trying to say is that (but here is the very reason God gives each of us different gifts, isn't it?) some of the unsaved get turned off and will not listen because they are made to feel "scared to death" and all they can see is this "mean" god.
For the lost:
"Hell is real and you do not need to live there for eternity because it is a torment that goes beyond anything you can imagine. It should not be taken lightly. And guess what, you have no guarantee of even one more minute of life. Your next breathe may not be there. Jesus Christ can save you from such a destiny....because He loves you and He does not want you to spend eternity without Him."

How's that?

WayneDawg said...

I like you Auntie, very much. You are a warm hearted person, I can tell.

Yes, there are people who will never listen to a message that preaches only hell. Preaching only Hell will send people away quicker than a fool at the gas pump trying to light a smoke.

That's why good preaching addresses the conscience. A person needs to hear why they need to be saved before they can be told how to be saved.

I mean think about it, who needs to fear God when He has no thoughts of retribution? Non-offensive style preaching has minimized the exceedingly offensive nature of sin by removing God's Law from its message. Sin has merely become something that separates, rather than what it is--an anvil for the Justice of a holy God.

Lamont Cranston said...

Is this the same Soup that went nuts on Vox Day's blog and got himself banned?