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    A DIFFERENT "JESUS"

    by David Wilkerson


    Scripture speaks again and again of the fear of God: "Fear the Lord

    and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:7). "The fear of the Lord is to hate

    evil" (Proverbs 8:13). "In mercy and truth atonement is provided for

    iniquity; and by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil" (Proverbs 16:6).


    When there is no fear of God, people have to invent a gospel of

    convenience.


    The world has concocted a gospel in which there is no God and

    therefore no heaven or hell. There is no afterlife, with nothing and

    no one to answer to.


    Where does Jesus figure into this gospel of convenience? He is

    very much a part of it -- but it is another Jesus altogether! This

    "different Jesus" is presented as the essence of human love, a

    very tolerant person indeed. He embraces all religions,

    accommodates same-sex marriage, and declares that there is

    no such thing as good or evil. There are no sinners to this Jesus --

    and so there is no mention of sin, not even deviant behavior. His

    message is that you do not need to change because there is

    nothing wrong with you. There simply is no judgment or wrath in him.


    Paul called this "another gospel" (Galatians 1:6). And he warned

    that those who preach it would "pervert the gospel of Christ"

    (Galatians 1:7). As you might imagine, it is a seductive gospel,

    appealing to many. And multitudes, especially young people, are

    caught up in it. This explains why growing numbers of Christian

    youth accept immoral behavior and same-sex marriage. Even

    many evangelical churches are adopting this seductive gospel.

    It is all happening just as Paul warned: "God will send them

    strong delusion, that they should believe a lie" (2 Thessalonians

    2:11).

  • #2
    Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post
    A DIFFERENT "JESUS"

    by David Wilkerson


    Scripture speaks again and again of the fear of God: "Fear the Lord

    and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:7). "The fear of the Lord is to hate

    evil" (Proverbs 8:13). "In mercy and truth atonement is provided for

    iniquity; and by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil" (Proverbs 16:6).


    When there is no fear of God, people have to invent a gospel of

    convenience.


    The world has concocted a gospel in which there is no God and

    therefore no heaven or hell. There is no afterlife, with nothing and

    no one to answer to.


    Where does Jesus figure into this gospel of convenience? He is

    very much a part of it -- but it is another Jesus altogether! This

    "different Jesus" is presented as the essence of human love, a

    very tolerant person indeed. He embraces all religions,

    accommodates same-sex marriage, and declares that there is

    no such thing as good or evil. There are no sinners to this Jesus --

    and so there is no mention of sin, not even deviant behavior. His

    message is that you do not need to change because there is

    nothing wrong with you. There simply is no judgment or wrath in him.


    Paul called this "another gospel" (Galatians 1:6). And he warned

    that those who preach it would "pervert the gospel of Christ"

    (Galatians 1:7). As you might imagine, it is a seductive gospel,

    appealing to many. And multitudes, especially young people, are

    caught up in it. This explains why growing numbers of Christian

    youth accept immoral behavior and same-sex marriage. Even

    many evangelical churches are adopting this seductive gospel.

    It is all happening just as Paul warned: "God will send them

    strong delusion, that they should believe a lie" (2 Thessalonians

    2:11).
    Wise words. The church of this age seems to be caught in a trap like this.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by redsoxmaloney View Post

      Wise words. The church of this age seems to be caught in a trap like this.
      Thanks for the reply Tom. We all fall into this trap one time or another. The world often rejects Jesus because of the "different Jesus" those who are called "Christians" preach. We often reject some true nature of Jesus because of the false nature of Jesus we believe to be true, OR we accept some false nature of Jesus when we should reject it.

      For example, many preach human love, not even knowing what the true love of Jesus is. They will reject the Biblical law that a murderer must be put to death, claiming that is not showing the murderer love. They ignore those who loved the victim and do not consider them. God has the murderer put to death so they can see justice and know that murderer will not murder again. Also it helps the victim's family to not be engulfed in bitterness.

      BUT it is also showing the murderer the love of God. It is merciful and just to put them to death. For while they wait for the sentence to be carried out they will be forced to feel what the victim felt right before their death. It helps the murderer to feel compassion for their victim and maybe even sorrow for their crime. This gives the murderer the best chance of confessing their sin and asking God to forgive them for what they did. When the murderer faces the death sentence it gives them the best chance of spending eternity with The Lord Jesus. When justice is not carried out, murderers will most often not regret their crime an even do it again. They then will be encouraged to not repent and spend their eternity in hell.

      The problem is that most humans think themselves wiser than God Almighty and will nullify any of His laws claiming they are out of date or trumped by mercy.

      God NEVER chooses between mercy and justice. EVERYTHING He does is MERCIFUL and JUST.

      The wisdom of men is foolishness to God. Sorrowfully, the wisdom of God is foolishness to men.

      It is only by confessing our blindness and sinfulness that The Holy Spirit can reveal the true beauty of the wisdom of God.
      Last edited by Lou Newton; June 23, 2017, 01:21 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post

        Thanks for the reply Tom. We all fall into this trap one time or another. The world often rejects Jesus because of the "different Jesus" those who are called "Christians" preach. We often reject some true nature of Jesus because of the false nature of Jesus we believe to be true, OR we accept some false nature of Jesus when we should reject it.

        For example, many preach human love, not even knowing what the true love of Jesus is. They will reject the Biblical law that a murderer must be put to death, claiming that is not showing the murderer love. They ignore those who loved the victim and do not consider them. God has the murderer put to death so they can see justice and know that murderer will not murder again. Also it helps the victim's family to not be engulfed in bitterness.

        BUT it is also showing the murderer the love of God. It is merciful and just to put them to death. For while they wait for the sentence to be carried out they will be forced to feel what the victim felt right before their death. It helps the murderer to feel compassion for their victim and maybe even sorrow for their crime. This gives the murderer the best chance of confessing their sin and asking God to forgive them for what they did. When the murderer faces the death sentence it gives them the best chance of spending eternity with The Lord Jesus. When justice is not carried out, murderers will most often not regret their crime an even do it again. They then will be encouraged to not repent and spend their eternity in hell.

        The problem is that most humans think themselves wiser than God Almighty and will nullify any of His laws claiming they are out of date or trumped by mercy.

        God NEVER chooses between mercy and justice. EVERYTHING He does is MERCIFUL and JUST.

        The wisdom of men is foolishness to God. Sorrowfully, the wisdom of God is foolishness to men.

        It is only by confessing our blindness and sinfulness that The Holy Spirit can reveal the true beauty of the wisdom of God.
        Did anyone read this last post that I made ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post

          Did anyone read this last post that I made ?
          I see that very clearly. Only in repentance (true repentance) is there life. But the hard part is that we think we've repented of something and we haven't. That's why the death penalty, very strict, but very necessary, has to take place. That's the only hope a murderer has left.

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