I love Jesus! And I think about Him and His word all day. God's word brings light to our lives and clarifies issues that we deal with every day. I'm an ordinary woman sharing my thoughts about an amazing God and His extrodinary plan for our lives.
Friday, July 12, 2013
I just pulled this quote from another page;
"That is why I pray for so many to accept Christ and if they try letting Jesus be Lord and Savior and decide atheism is the better way, then they've made an honest choice having been in both sets of shoes."
This is a quote from a man who was trying to witness to an atheist about Christianity. He's suggesting that if a person would just "try Jesus on for size" then he will be making an "honest choice" if he decides to be an atheist when things don't work out. This is some majorly BAD SEED.
Here's my issue with this kind of thinking. No one can "let Jesus be Lord". Those who make a profession of faith in Jesus because they want to "try Him out" do not actually believe that He IS Lord. PERIOD. He did not die on the cross to enhance your life experience. His Lordship is not something a person can "try". His Lordship IS.
But many "christians" are not actual believers. These "christians" are born of "bad seed". The seed of TRUTH is not in them.
Matt. 13:24-26 "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also."
These weeds look so much like the wheat that the servants don't even notice the difference until the wheat begins to bear it's fruit (the grain).
The sad part about this is that these false converts are so good at faking it or are so deceived that they even fool themselves.
Matt 7:22-23 "On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’"
They think they believe. They think that they've surrendered. And maybe they have given themselves over to a kind of "jesus". But it is not the God of the bible. It is a god of their own making. It is a god powerless to actually save them from the wrath of the One true God. Usually this "jesus" is accepting of what ever chosen lifestyle the "worshipper" lives. Usually this "jesus" makes little or no expectations or demands for a surrendered life at all, but rather is embraced by men for self serving reasons. These reasons could include but are not limited to things such as;
1). having a more meaningful life experience
2). to have all their needs met (they apparently don't know there are starving, naked, homeless, parentless and suffering believers in the world)
3). to be socially accepted
4). to get friends
5). to end their loneliness
6). to please or relieve someone they love
7). to cover their bases (after all, they've always been "spiritual")
8). to see miracles
9). to overcome illness
10). to overcome some kind of bondage (abuse, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, sexual addiction, gambling, fear, poverty...etc)
But I ask you, WHY do we need a savior?
The reason is simply that we are all stained with sin and corruption and unable to become clean and holy enough to be allowed to stand in God's presence without His wrath burning against us. There is no cure for this without Jesus. A person who comes to God must come with his heart having been cleansed by Christ's blood. The only way that happens is when a person,in sincerity, confesses with his mouth that Jesus IS Lord and BELIEVES in his HEART that He was raised from the dead.
But if a person doesn't agree with God about how things are or about their need for a savior in the first place ,(i.e. they don't believe that God alone decides what sin is or that we are truly sinful,) then they call God a liar and basically decide they will define for themselves what sin and salvation are. This is not true surrender. This not true belief. This is making a god, a religion, and a perverted "truth" (which is no truth at all), in their own image.
Telling someone to "try Jesus" is like planting BAD SEED. Many have taken this advice out of desperation and make a good effort at it, but in the end they will find that what they "believed in" is not real. Their "faith" will come complete with failed expectations, exhaustion, emptiness, confusion, anger, loneliness and meaninglessness and will eventually end in disbelief and misery.
We need to be careful that we are not spreading a gospel that is powerless and untrue. We need to make sure we are not making disciples of a false 'jesus' leading them to their deception or destruction.
If in reading this you've realized you've put your faith in a false "jesus" there is still time to learn and believe the Truth. You can message me and I will help you or I will find someone who can help you learn to know the truth.
If in reading this you realize you've been trying to point people to Jesus using BAD SEED then you have the opportunity to repent of this and learn about the GOOD SEED of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how to teach others about His Truth. Then you will be able to share the truth again with those whom you've already tried to tell.