Thursday, April 13, 2006

Callin Evil Good

Malachi 2:17Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied [him]? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil [is] good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where [is] the God of judgment?

Everyone that does evil is good in the sight of the Lord.
This is a huge heresy that has taken root in modern culture and far too many churches. This is also known as "all good people go to heaven" or "there are multiple ways to get to heaven" or stating that all the religions are worshipping the same god (with the implication that it is G-d the Father.) This reasoning says that Muslims, Hindus, Pagans, Druids, Taoists, Wiccans, and Ancestor worshippers are all going to get to heaven (no mention of athiests and agnostics in this latter group.)

This is believed by many who call themselves Christian, despite Jesus' own words to the contrary. It is a wonder how so many can skip over such statements as "No man comes to the Father but through Me" and "he that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." The belief so tickles the ears and allays peoples fears that a loved one might go to hell that even pastors state it or avoid the stating the truth so as to not offend. (we could name names but to what point?)

The solution, of course, is to read the Scriptures and apply them to our lives and change our beliefs to align with the Word of G-d. Stop worrying about offending people and start waking them up from their stupor. Pastors, your job isnt to comfort, it is to lead people closer to Christ. As one wit once said "to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Also to not be fearful of man or his opinions for we are told to not fear those who can kill the body, but to fear Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell.