Monday, March 30, 2009

The Great Falling Away

Part of me has always been expecting this and watching for it. When I was an atheist, I didn't believe people who claimed to be Christians. I felt they were not genuine. Now that I am a Christian I know atheists are not genuine either. They are not motivated by a thirst for the truth or by a desire for virtue.

I always knew this day was coming. Don't ask how, I could feel it. All those whining and kvetching evangelists and their prosperity gospel, acting as if the Holy Scriptures were some kind of rigged slot machine that paid off in cash and prizes. They never understood what the Bible was about and have never known Christ.

What Jesus gives you is redeemed in the next world, not this one. If you are grateful for your salvation you'll feel guilty about asking for anything else as long as you live. God is busy, don't bother him with all your insincere and selfish prayers about things you want. Pray for others and people you have never met, that they might be plucked from the fires of hell the same way you were. That's prayer that God will listen to. Everything else you earn down here with your God-given wisdom and whatever talents God gave you.

1 comment:

andyboots37 said...

The truth of the matter is that anybody looking to be
"de-baptized" is not even saved. How can one renounce something they never had? A common misconception that infant water-baptism constitutes membership in the Christian faith seems to be the mentality in this movement.

John succinctly says it in his letter. If they were of us they no doubt would've continued on with us, but since they weren't of us they went out from us.

Ergo, how can it be the falling away from grace? Unbelievers have never known grace (even if they've played church for a longtime).

How about this.

In the last days of the world and churchianity there would be a stifling of the Spirit and legalistic-works mentality saturating the entire church.

Maybe it means something in Revelation where it says babylon would be a dwelling place for every foul bird. How about the birds of the air nesting in the mustard plants branches after it has grown to fullness? A parallel to 1st century and 21st century churches? A tiny, pure mustard seed in the beginning and then a monstrosity at the end?

That's Okay anyways Tex, we know every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Will it be with joy or with terror is the only question.

Choose well.