You can be confident, free, totally bold, completely fearless, winsomely balanced and spiritually strong.. even when this whacked-world does its very best to try to shame you into silence.
Today I feel for religious people. It's true.. been there. Yes feel empathetic and sorry inside, cuz it's pretty sad for em. When I asked my Muslim friends and they finally got around to answering me ..they really don't know if their Allah (who is not the Bible God. Duh!) will in the end.. even accept them.
Just sayin’. Listen, I can understand to a degree.. cuz I too was raised in a religious home and had no assurance or righteousness inside at all.. until I turned 18 and turned to invite Jesus in.
Religion says do good, be good!.. always be good and God might let you in. It never gives you the power to, but it does look down on you and give you cold condemnation if you fail.
But think about it ..who is on their own.. that good? None. And it’s not easy for religious people who go through their entire life having zero assurance, peace or real joy inside.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” 2 John 1:9-11
“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple.”Matthew 24:1-51
There really is a right and a wrong--not at all popular to say.God can empower us to live right, but religion never will. And everything in this world is tolerated except what we reborn non-carnal Christians believe, because we believe in absolutes.. yes, in what's found in the Scriptures.
There’s a lot more people today associated with “the nones” as they call themselves (having no religion). And they’re simply being honest about simply not associating to any belief. Nominal Christians feel no more need to associate with culturally acceptable Southern Bible belt type of Christianity. And being a real Christian has never been vogue. I’m glad that if the Antichrist is close and he will indeed appear on the scene pretty soon.. but Jesus Christ is even closer.
Seek the Lord about this. Go check it out ..what really needs to happen before the Rapture of the Church from this earth takes place.. Nothing needs to. No prophecy. All the Bible prophecies have been fulfilled already that need to happen pre-us-getting-snatched-away (up there).
It doesn’t trouble me at all.. it just means there are more people who’ve now grasped that they don’t at all know the Lord Jesus relationally (He's God’s only provision for people with their sin issues..), and therefore we see more people to tactfully evangelize with truth and love.. His love. Doesn’t the Bible talk about it being just like this in the last days? Sure ..it says in the last days there’ll be a “great apostasy” first.
"Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." 2 Thessalonians 2:2
"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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