Friday, May 21, 2010

Who Am I ?

I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cruel and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society. My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face. To track me down is impossible. The harder you try, the more elusive I become. I'm nobody's friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I topple governments and ruin marriages. I destroy careers and cause heartache and sleepless nights. I wreck churches and separate Christians. I spawn suspicion and generate grief, make innocent people cry on their pillows. Even my name hisses.

Who Am I ?

By: Charles Kimball, Preaching Now

In the next few days I will reveal the answer along with a write up on it.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Dedicated Ignorance

History serves to show us the frailty of a humanity that is prone to cycles of failure. The books of the bible show us the same lessons, but on a more personal level, through the lives of its subjects.

We think we can control our thoughts, our anger and our lusts; but if we are honest with ourselves we realize that is not true. Instead we go through this continual cycle of messing up. Have you ever wondered why we repeat this cycle so faithfully?

Judges 21:25 sums it up nicely. “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.
Most people really do want to do what’s right, but when we do what's right in our own eyes, it seems we still mess up! Not because we want to, but because we don't see clearly.

It is called dedicated ignorance.

Over the years I’ve read up on the New Age Movement, The Emergent Church, The Secret, etc. I’ve studied some of the conspiracy theories concerning our governments and 9/11. I’ve looked at the United Nations, Islam, the New World Order, the Illuminati, etc.  What’s interesting is that we're moving at breakneck speed only to crash into many of the things the bible says will come to pass! Not only in politics, economics and the environment, but in religion too! We are moving towards a global religion, and some are already on the bandwagon!

How do you unite all the religions of the world? In a nutshell, you tell them God is in them and therefore they are little gods. Since they are all little gods and part of the whole, they can unite into one Global Religion.

Hmmm....does this ‘ye shall be as gods’ sound familiar to anyone at all?

Then they’re told that since they are little gods, they can just live positively and believe-- and it’ll happen! Wow! Who wouldn’t want some of that? They are the constructors of their own lives. 

How do we avoid dedicated ignorance? By exposing ourselves to God’s truth!

Before I stayed home to care for my children, I was a banker. Every day hundreds of thousands of dollars passed through my hands, and so it was important to know the difference between real money and fake money. The only way to tell at that time (now they have little machines that do it for them), was to know all the details of the real bills. FYI, the real bill is always better than the counterfeit. A trained eye can tell the difference. 

How will we know the delusion when it’s in front of us? They are powerful people, they are dedicated to their task, and someday they may ask you to be dedicated to yours. Can you stand and will you know the difference?

If you aren’t already, now is the time to get familiar with God’s Word. Don’t just skim the surface, but really dig in and get to know it. It’ll give you wisdom, understanding, and eventually a clear picture!

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." 1 Timothy 4:1

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