Feel Good Gospel, Inc : Pretty Little Lies
As a Christian you will undoubtedly encounter those people who are blatantly deceived by the devil and any one of his foreign religions – headed by one of his projected personas – Muhammad, Buddha, Jah…but do not be deceived he is in our churches, masquerading as an angel of light.
There are many in this day and age who have been coddled with many of the pretty little lies that Satan loves to tell. “A half truth is a whole lie” is one of my favorite sayings. Some of them include “god loves everyone it doesn’t matter what you call him we all serve the same god – love” that’s strange because my God spent the entire Old Testament warning of serving pagan gods, marrying women who worshiped pagan gods, and loathing Baal worshippers. Did God change?
Absolutely not. Some deceived people’s revelation of him has changed, and they then preach a lie, causing others to fall. God never changes. Gods Word never changes. A wrong 2000 years ago is still a wrong today. The second commandment warns for us not to commit idolatry and millions are today doing this by worshipping a false god they have created using bits and pieces of the Bible to mold him in the image they want to see.
Galatians 1:8-9 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
What is the truth? I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father unless through me. Period. Narrow is the path that leads to heaven (one way Jesus) and wide the path that leads to hell (ALL OTHER RELIGIONS) I am the door…Jesus says. No man may enter the Kingdom of heaven but through me.
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
New Ageism is nothing new. It has been around since people started worshipping the creation rather than the creator. It has seeped into mans hearts in the feeling he can be his own god. All forms of deception lead back to one entity – Satan. Satan gives you what you want and tells you what you want to hear to deceive you into betraying God.
Pretty little lies dripping off his forked tongue…..
There are plenty of ways to heaven…
Relax, everyone gets in…
God loves everyone no one goes to hell…
Hell doesn’t exist…
God wants you to do what makes you happy…
even if it goes against the Bible he won’t care, he’s too loving to care…
Don’t make unbelievers feel uncomfortable with your gospel message…
You will make them sad or angry if you speak up…
God doesn’t really care as long as you are a good person…
that’s what matters most.
Pretty soon it’s…
You can be like God…
You are God….
New Ageism and The Feel Good Gospel Go Hand In Hand
People often say God doesn’t want you to suffer. Really? Did John The Baptist suffer? Jesus called him the greatest prophet ever to be born of a woman and he died with his head ending up on a silver platter because a wicked little girl danced for a wicked King.
Mary, Blessed Above All Women, Mother of God – did she suffer? She has a baby in a manger and spends his childhood fleeing him being murdered by Herod and then she watched him being beaten, mocked, spit upon and crucified. That doesn’t look like the feel Good Gospel promise.
Actually the Bible promises something else, it promises you will be hated. It doesn’t mince words, it comes right out and says it – you will be hated, you will be persecuted for my names sake. The world will hate you like it hated me.
I understand, it’s hard to sell that Gospel. Pastors worry enough about getting people in the church they don’t want to get the pews filled only to scare people away with the true Gospel. Come join us to be hated by the world! Your life won’t get easier it’s guaranteed to get harder.
What happened to all the original disciples, do you know? These men walked with Jesus, broke bread with Jesus, sat and went out with Jesus – surely being Jesus original true followers…their life must have gotten better once Jesus went to heaven and could pull strings on their behalves right?
• Simon, AKA Peter: Simon-Peter : was crucified upside down under Nero.
• Andrew: Andrew was scourged, and then tied rather than nailed to a cross, by Aegeates in 69 AD, for not denouncing Christianity. Andrew lived for two days, during which he preached to passersby.
• James (son of Zebedee, AKA James the Greater): beheaded by sword under the governor of Judea, Herod Agrippa.
• John: Lived to a ripe old age. Some speculate this was because he took care of Mary.
• Philip: scourged, imprisoned, and crucified in 54 AD in the city Heliopolis
• Bartholomew: two accounts are given of his death, in one he was beaten and then crucified him, while in another, he was skinned alive and then beheaded.
• Thomas: martyred by running through with a spear.
• Matthew: stabbed in the back by an swordsman sent by King Hertacus
• James (son of Alphaeus, AKA James the Less): At the age of 94, he was beaten and stoned by persecutors, and then killed him by hitting him in the head with a club.
• Jude: crucified at Edessa (the name of cities in both Turkey and Greece) in 72 AD.
• Simon: crucified in 74 AD in England.
• Judas Iscariot: committed suicide shortly after betraying Jesus.
Does this look like the prosperity gospel message? It looks like the exact opposite, you will lose everything, up to and including your life for your faith! Crack open your Bible and it’s pages speak volumes on taking up your cross and following Jesus – Jesus is truthful when he says they will hate you because they first hated me! This isn’t the feel good message new Christians are spoon fed on Sundays. So either God changed or or the gospel message we preach has! And God doesn’t change! I am the same yesterday, today and tomorrow Jesus tells us.
People don’t need the feel good gospel message. The feel good gospel message has sin running rampant in people’s lives. Conviction has been replaced with comfort. Truth has been watered down to appease those it might offend and what are we left with? A pretty little lie. A false God and gospel molded into the image of what we want to see – sacrificing the truth of the gospel on the altar of public opinion.
Your Bible is the sword of the spirit. It is your weapon of defense against all false doctrine…do you know how many people died just so you can have that leather bound, custom engraved, calf skin version of the KJV of the Bible all comfy on your lap at Sunday Morning service? People died terrible deaths from being burned at the stake, to having their mouths filled with gunpowder then lit exploding their heads instantly. Tongues were cut out, entrails ripped out, mothers and fathers burned alive in front of their children so you could have the Word of God, this is not the feel Good Gospel so many love. All of these people gave their lives so that YOU could be properly armed to not only receive your own salvation BUT to impart its TRUE MESSAGE with others Jesus Christ IS the Son of God : REPENT AND BE SAVED!!!!
Next time sharing the true gospel makes you feel afraid of rejection remember that Jesus died for that person. You MUST tell them that. Never be ashamed to declare your love for Christ – it is the greatest news you can give anyone!
Partial list of martyrs who died so you and I could have a copy of the Bible in English and share the message of Jesus Christ with others….
1126 – Peter of Bruis – Burned at the Stake – Rejected Rome’s traditions
1155 – Arnold of Brescia – Bible Preacher – Hanged and Burned
1211 – 80 Waldensians – burned at the stake
1215 – 80 Christians – Tried by red hot iron and burned to death the same day in Strasburg, Germany.
1237 – 15 Christians burned alive at Cerdagne and Castlebon, Spain
1315 – Waldensian Bishop Neumunster – Burned at the stake in Hamburg, Germany
1315 – 50 Women and children burned at the stake in Schweidnitz in Silesia
1386 – Christmas Eve- Inquisitor Borelli attacks Valley of Pragela; hundreds frozen to death trying to escape.
1400 – William Sawtree – Wycliffe follower – Burned at the stake
1408 – John Resby – Heresy – Burned at Perth, Scotland
1409 – Tailor named Bradbe – Wycliffe follower – Roasted alive in a barrel
1415 – John Huss – Burned for preaching the Gospel and rejecting Rome’s views
1416 – 300 burned at the stake in Saxony
1417 – Sir John Oldcastle – Helped distribute Wycliffe Bible – Martyred for his faith by being roasted over fire
1427 – John Purvey – Bible distribution – died in prison – 1421-7
1431 – Paul Craws – Convicted at St. Andrews, Scotland and burned to death
1481/2 – 2,000 people burned alive in Spanish Inquisition in Seville and Castile
1488 – 3,000 Waldensian believers murdered in a cave called Aigue-Froid
1506 – William Tylsworth – Burned for his faith in the Word of God
1511 – James Brewster – Burned at the stake – Having a book of Scripture
1514 – Richard Hun – Died suspiciously in Lollard’s Tower in London
1519 – Six men and women burned for teaching their children the Lord’s prayer – London
1525 – Gospel preacher named Schuch – Burned at the stake in Strasburg for preaching and having a Bible – His Bible was burned with him.
1528 – Patrick Hamilton – Burned at the Stake in Scotland for declaring that it is the right of any person to read God’s Word
1529 – Louis Berquin – Burned at the Stake in France for printing and distributing Bible tracts in French
1530 – John Tewksbury – Burned at the stake for Bible distribution – England
1531 – Thomas Bilney – Martyred for preaching and distributing the Tyndale Bible
1531 – Richard Bayfield – Burned at the stake for Scripture distribution
1532 – James Bainham – Burned for possessing Scriptures in the English language
1533 – Henry Forrest – Benedictine Monk who became saved – Burned at the stake in St. Andrews, Scotland
1533 – John Fryth – Burned for preaching the true Gospel – England
1534/5 – 24 Protestants burned alive in Paris, France
1535 – Dean Forret – Burned for having Scripture in the English tongue – Scotland
1536 – William Tyndale – Burned at the Stake for Translating the Bible into English – His translation became the groundwork for the King James Version
1536 – Ann Boleyn – Wife of Henry the VIII – Beheaded for the true faith
1540 – Thomas Garrett – Friend of Tyndale – Burned at the stake – England
1545 – Massacre of Merindol and Cabrieres, France – Thousands of Waldensians murdered
1546 – Peter Chapot burned to death in Meaux, France for bringing French bibles to France
1546 – Stephen Polliot – Burned at the Stake for bringing Scriptures into France – His tongue was cut out so he could not witness to those around him at his execution.
1546 – Ann Askew – Tortured and burnt for studying and believing the true Scriptures
1548 – Paul Fagius – Burned for translating the Bible – England
1548 – Martin Bucer – Burned for translating the Bible – England
1553 – Nicholas Nayle – Burned at the stake in Paris because he brought gospel books for believers.
1554 – Lady Jane Grey – Beheaded for her conversion to true Christianity
1555 – Nicholas Ridley – Burned for his faith – England
1555 – Hugh Latimer – Burned for his faith – England
1555 – John Rogers – Translator of the Matthews Bible into English
1556 – Bartholmew Hector – Preaching and Bible Distribution -Burned at Thurin
1560 – Julian Hernandez – Burned at the stake in Spain for Bible Distribution
1560 – Jean Louis Paschale – Believed the Bible over Romish teachings
1560 – Stefano Negrino – Starved to death in prison – Italy
1561 – 88 men had throats slit in Montalto – Italy
1561 – Hugo Chiamps – Entrails torn from his body at Turin, Italy
1561 – Peter Geymarali – Entrails torn from his body at Lucerna, Italy
1561 – Maria Romano – Buried alive at Rocco-patia, Italy
1561 – Magdalen Foulano – Buried alive at San Giovanni, Italy
1561 – Susan Michelini – Hands and feet bound – Left to die in cold and hunger – Saracena, Italy
1561 – Bartholomew Fache – Gashed with Sabres and wounds filled with quicklime – Died from the agonizing pain
1561 – James Baridari -Sulpherous matches placed all over body and then lit
1561 – Daniel Revelli – Mouth filled with gun powder and then lit – Head blown to pieces
1561 – Maria Monnen – Flesh cut from cheek and chin thus exposing cheek bone- left to Perish
1561 – Thomas Margueti – Mutilated to death at Miraboco, Italy
1561 – Sudan Jaquin – Cut to bits in La Torre, Italy
1561 – Sara Rostagnol – Slit open from legs to Bosom – Perished on road between Eyral and Lucerna
1561 – Anna Char bonnier – Impaled on a spike and carried from San Giovanni to La Torre
1561 – Daniel Rambaud – Refused to renounce the true Gospel as they took his nails off, then fingers, then his feet, then his hands, then his arms and finally his legs at Paesano, Italy
1562 – James Bovell – Rejected Rome’s teachings in favor of the Bible
1566 – Francesco Spinula – Drowned at Venice, Italy for making a Latin version of the Psalms
1567 – Pietro Carnesecchi – Refused to bow to papal authority
1570 – Aonio Paleario – Martyred for writing a book called “The benefit of Christ’s Death.”
1572 – St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – 4,000 brutally murdered of the French Huguenots – It lasted from August 24 to October 23 – Total killed during this time was about 35,000
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
Romans 16:17-18 And now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.
*** I recommend the Interlinear Hebrew Greek English Bible for an accurate study of scriptures. Also available in a 4 Volume Set (larger print than single volume) Interlinear Hebrew Greek English 4 Volume Set
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