THE SECRET PLACE
Offend me with the truth but please never comfort me with a lie
TOLERANCE IS JUSTIFICATION TO SIN
“And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into ALL the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved (eternal life) but he that believes not shall be damned (condemned to eternal punishment and separation from God’s presence).” (Mark 16:15)
We are still talking about the dark movement to mock and abolish evangelism while promoting the idea of a “modified” (imposter) love that will unify the world. As more Christians join this religious heresy, the world is becoming more aggressive and outspoken against the Bible. Christians are feeling the pressure to stop preaching doctrine and in trying to figure out how to escape persecution, are now joining a deception that is in direct contrast to the Lord’s great commission. Many churches are converting into “seeker friendly” assemblies because the leaders have become soft and afraid to teach the truth. This fear and weakness is NOT convicting the lost to be saved but rather is making them “comfortable” in their sins. God’s Word IS the convicting power that opens the eyes of the blind – that they might see their need for a Savior. It is God’s sharp sword of truth that breaks the heart and pierces the conscience of the hearer – that they may know they are lost and gives them the faith to reach out and embrace Jesus as their Lord! If a lost individual can enter into an assembly and not feel the convicting sense of guilt and the need to repent of their sins, the FIRE has been replaced with a social club!
Please do not misunderstand me, there is a genuine unity of the faith among the remnant – but it is holy bond that is united in the Fathers perfect truth. The false doctrine of unity is saying that all people from all religions are the same and that ALL belief systems are true in the eyes of God. However, this deception has nothing to do with God’s perfect plan that explains how there is but ONE genuine unity. “Endeavoring to keep the UNITY of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is ONE body (saints), and ONE Spirit (God’s presence), even as you are called in ONE hope of your calling; ONE Lord (master), ONE faith (doctrines of truth), ONE baptism (symbol of the born again salvation experience). ONE God and Father of all (heirs of salvation), who is above all, and through all, and in you all (those who have accepted Christ as Savior).” (Ephesians 4:3-6) It cannot be any clearer than this passage. The world is simply discarding God’s Word about there being only one way to heaven because it is very offensive and insulting to those who worship other ideas. Christians love to sing praise songs and hear messages about Jesus within the walls of the church, but find it is a dark and aggressive environment outside the security of their comfort zone. They soon realize that very few rejoice and agree with what they believe. The masses do not handle rejection very well and the gospel of the cross is a direct insult to every other religion that does not have the God of the Bible as their Lord. It is an offense because it stands for the death of the individuals “will” and the new resurrected life of following God’s will. Along with all the responsibilities of living the Christian life, there is the commitment to pray for the lost, to intercede for those who need Jesus, to pray for divine appointments and the sensitivity to recognize God’s instructions – all for the purpose of seeing the lost be “converted to Christ.” It is easy to go on a missionary trip to a third world country and attend church services that have been arranged in advance so that we can meet other Christians – but what about standing for truth against those who oppose God and who believe their religion deserves our respect? Being a witness to the world is making the decision to NOT compromise in the face of the spirit of anti-christ. There is coming a time when we who call ourselves a Christian will be faced with the choice of standing or wilting. Selah.
The new teachings proclaim that God loves everyone – even if they do not convert. Many are saying that it is a form of hatred to not tolerate and accept everyone the way they are. Allow me to say, judgment is not hating. Judgment is discerning right from wrong and every Christian has been called to do this. To accept everyone and every belief actually requires no belief at all! It is true that God loves everyone, but His plan includes the process of transformation. The foundation of salvation is the act of grace and mercy that OFFERS the blood of Jesus Christ as the power to forgive and redeem the soul. Next, it is the absorption of His Word that renews our mind and transforms our thinking our emotions and the state of our conscience to become a brand new creation. God realizes who is truly born-again and cannot accept anything but the genuine conversion! When anyone is truly saved in Christ Jesus, they will speak His truth and refuse to embrace the false teachings of other religions. It is true that Jesus mingled with sinners but when He taught them and intervened into their life, He would tell them to “go and sin NO more”. This meant that if you continue in your disobedience you are as a blind Pharisee. It is very clear – Jesus came to destroy the carnal works of the Pharisees and their hypocrisy – NOT to create a partnership with them!
This new movement sees the man on the cross as nothing more than an archetypal image. They say that He is not God but rather He is every man and every woman and that salvation comes from doing what WE believe is right. This is a twist of the truth that comes from the passage that reminds us when we reach out to others we are reaching out to Jesus. The contextual truth is that Jesus was a real person and the story of His incarnation is literal. He is the Son of God and is God. He came to earth from heaven and was born of a virgin. He lived as a perfect man and a perfect God at the same time. He was offered on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of whosoever would receive Him into their heart. Salvation is not based on how good we are or our good intentions but rather on the blood covenant promise of the Lamb of God. It is the blood of Jesus that purchases us, redeems us, saves us and gives us eternal life. Nothing or no one else in heaven, the earth or the universe can save a soul or give everlasting life. This explains why Christianity is intolerant of all other religions – it proves that every other religious idea is a LIE! Christians are the messengers of God’s strict and definite plan of salvation – and there is NO compromise. But brother, what about all the billions of people that give their life to other teachings and doctrines involving other deities and religious ideas? “Jesus said unto him, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE: no person comes to the Father but by ME.” (John 14:6) All other salvations are counterfeit.
Listen carefully – when the world rejects Christianity they are actually exposing their own intolerance and being hypocritical to their own belief system. In this light, the issue is not really about tolerance – but about defining morality and righteous behavior, mmmm. Did you hear that? (This is getting good). Society is becoming very intolerant to biblical morality but their argument has a huge hole in it. Judging means to “approve” of something the same as it means to “disapprove” of something. This means that it is a clear form of judgment to decide and proclaim that homosexuality and abortion for example are perfectly acceptable. The very criticism of the world against Christians using God’s Word as a standard to judge against what is right and wrong is no different than the world’s opinion of an acceptable personal lifestyle. The earthly system is crying that it is wrong for Christians to oppose the idea of freedom to do whatever you want – while they oppose the idea of God’s Word being the absolute truth to live by. So the world is really not saying – “don’t judge me” – they are saying do not judge “differently” than me or in other words – DO NOT OPPOSE US! (Tolerance is revealed!)
Satan has figured out a convincing way to persuade the masses that it is wrong to criticize the way people live so the world can do whatever feels good without being haunted by God’s truth. My Christian brothers and sisters DO NOT be intimidated by these twisted lies and vain philosophies. God’s divine reality is the only truth that can bring genuine spiritual freedom and peace. Everything the world declares as tolerance is actually a “judgment” that allows them to do it. These false world views have nothing to base their ideas on except the carnal imagination that is filled with pride, rebellion and destruction. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight. Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have CAST AWAY the law of the Lord of hosts, and DESPISED the Word of the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 5:20,21,24)
How important do we believe this subject to be? We feel safe right now, snuggled in our little houses, secure in knowing that we have friends and enjoy the thoughts that everything is going to be ok. We are not excited to confront the world’s system and hope to avoid taking a stand for truth because we fear persecution. Have we ever made time to read Foxes book of martyrs? Do we ever wonder how many have suffered gruesome torture for simply speaking God’s will? I know we would rather think about happy things like going on vacation, but this is a very serious subject. I am searching my heart and asking myself the question – Am I prepared to face the enemy? “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the FIERY TRIAL which is to try you, as though some strange thing has come upon you. But rejoice that you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that when His glory is revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let them NOT be ashamed; but let them glorify God on this behalf.” (I Peter 4: 11a, 12,13,16).