Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Truth From Laodiceans

Last night I was surfing TV channels and I came across two different preachers who are poster children for the Laodicean church, and they were both preaching the truth. Interesting huh? The message coming from their mouths was truth from the Word of God. What does the bible tell us about this?

Philippians 1:18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

Christ is preached, that's important and for that we rejoice. So what's the problem, should'nt we all pile back into the babylonian temples to be "serviced?" Not quite....
The trick to all of this is the effect of poisoning. What would happen if I gave you a nice steak dinner with all the trimmings and I assured you that it was 99.9% wholesome food but I also told you that the other .1% of the meal is cyanide/deadly poison. Would you eat it? If not, why not? Maybe you would'nt eat it because it might kill you? Ahhhh I see....

So lets follow this reasoning, you would not eat a meal that was 99.9% steak dinner/.1% cyanide/deadly poison, but you would eat a spiritual meal thats 99.9% "good" /.1% spiritual poison? Does that make any sense? Isn't that insanity?

This blog was started years ago by direction of the Lord to point out some hard hitting truths from the Word of God and stay on them over and over and over again. One of those truths is found in Matt 7:14-28. That truth is: few will make it through the narrow gate that leads to life. The question here is: WHY? People need to seriously think about the why behind the Word. Have you ever heard of the word "meditate" before? Do a word search in the bible for that word and you will see that we are told to MEDITATE on the word day and night. That means think deeply about it. Think deeply about the why behind Matt 7:14-28. Few saved, many told "away from me you evildoers I never knew you."

This leads us back to my channel surfing last night. The two different laodicean preachers had words that were true. The music was good during the "service" getting everyone all warm and fuzzy feeling inside, so what's not to like? The grains of poison laced in with the truth over time is whats not to like. Some poisons do not kill instantly, they kill over months or even years. Such is the way of the serpent, he is subtle and crafty and we are not unaware of his devices. The most deadly lies are the ones that most closely resemble the truth. Satan presents himself to us as an angel of light, so do his servants:

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

The good news is Christ is preached even from deceitful workmen so lets be thankful for that. The bad news is that many will end up in hell from their work.

grace and peace