Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sadly Returning to Non-Sensical Things

 Months ago when I wrote the post "Are Unicorns Easily Domesticated & Other Non-Sensical Things," I had no idea how personal this subject would get. The effects of various forms of apostasy are spreading like kudzu it seems. Young people around me are taking bits of the Bible and intertwining it with New Age beliefs and other nonsense. It is devastating to see it firsthand. When confronted, they roll their eyes and make claims that they know better. They gnash their teeth when their idea of Jesus is shown to contradict God's Word. We become old, washed-up, out-of-date, unenlightened, irrelevant relics to them and so they poke their fingers in their ears, squeeze shut their eyes, and hum loudly to drown us out. 
Lalalala.. I don't wanna hear this!
Lalalala.. I don't wanna hear this!
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 The arguments of these young people reminded me that there truly is nothing new under the sun. If one wants to believe that studying dreams is more important than studying Scripture or that you can harness power from nature, do not, not, not think that this is some new elevated idea. It is just the same song sung across the ages. There are plenty of examples of this kind of idolatry in ancient civilizations but go even farther back to Adam and Eve. Oh yes, they fell into this trap, too. They questioned if God's Word was enough, reached out, and took hold of a juicy lie. As the nectar rolled down their chins, they thought they could achieve some higher plane and be as God. It did not take them long to realize what they had swallowed was poison. 

 Boil down the thinking of opening your third eye (whatever that is) or harvesting nature's spirit (whatever that is) and what is left in the pot? Good old-fashioned, steaming hot pride. Trying to find a different, more "perfect" way is a human doubting God's Word and believing that they can become as God. 

  How this thinking is supposed to produce a better person boggles my mind because so far all I have seen it produce is arrogance, arguments, and disrespect. The product is someone who thinks he has achieved something more than everyone else. Instead of asking how one can align their aura with nature, I think the best question is, "Why isn't God enough?" Why must self be the all in all? What do you do when self fails?

Broken heart symbol  My heart mourns for these young people who were once in the church professing Christ. But, here is the saddest part, sometimes we, as Believers, just sit by and watch the progression. Are we crazy???

 If you are a Believer, as soon as you think you see or hear beliefs that run opposite of Truth, question it. Sit that person down with all patience and love and ask them about it. Speak Truth to them. Do not be guilty of indifference or apathy or just plain hate. Boldly share the Gospel. Care for their soul.

 Recently, I read an article about a man giving a Bible to atheistic illusionist Penn Jillette. When asked about it, Penn stated that he still did not believe in God but he also added this, "How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?”

 Sobering thought, huh? Pour yourself out and elevate Jesus. Love Him above all else so that you can love enough to share Truth and pray for those without Jesus. 

- 1 Corinthians 9:16
"For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!"

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