Saturday, October 13, 2007

Where Are You Going?
I've been reading some blogs and message boards and have become disturbed at the belief system of many Christians. It appears that more believers are believing less and then we wonder why unbelievers don't believe in Christ. There appears to be a surge of questioning of Biblical truth, I I am reminded of the words of the Prophet Isaiah who said that if the foundations be destroyed where will the unrighteous appear? If we as believers question the foundational truths of scripture, if we no longer believe that scripture is divinely inspired, that Jesus is the only way, or that there is a hell, if we no longer believe that a person must repent and turn to Christ, why should some one who doesn't know the Lord want to? I've also noticed that while there is a questioning of hell, there isn't any questions about heaven...Let me suggest that we can't have our pie and eat it to...If there is no hell, there probably isn't a heaven! I'm all for progression, for making the church relevant, check out New Vision Ministry Center in Louisville and you will see a progressive church that has taken foundational truths and implemented them into an extremely progressive setting, I love it...Yet I am concerned that there is with some a turning and questioning of truth that is unhealthy. Jude said we must earnestly contend for the faith...fight for the truth! We are called to study the scripture, which most definitely includes asking questions and knowing for ourselves, not just accepting a belief system at face value...but the Word of God works, it speaks for itself! After Jesus fed the multitudes the Bible says that many of His disciples went away and walked with Him no more. Jesus asked the twelve, "Will you also go away?" The response is incredible, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You are the Christ and You have the words of eternal life!" Where are you going?

1 comment:

Darrell said...

Neil, I hear you my friend. Much of what I have read from folks on certain boards and talked to some by email and on the phone is just mind boggling to me. I cannot believe men that have been Christians for 20, 30 and more years have slipped into some of the stuff they are embracing today. I have honestly been so troubled in my spirit that I have laid awake at night, unable to sleep because I hurt for these people as well as the church. They have exchanged the truth for a lie.

I am convinced that this is the great falling away that we read about in the last days where the Word says that if the days were not shortened, even the very elect might be deceived, if possible. When I see men like Graham say what he said, and I see men who have pastored very large, thriving ministries reject the truth of God's Word because it is not convenient or comfortable for them, I am deeply disturbed. All I know to do is to hold on even tighter, pray even more fervently and to preach the truth, even if it is rejected.