I have never really used the blog...to post anything personal, but I have been very burdened by many of the responses here. I don't understand...the hatred and contempt that I have aroused here. I don't understand why the very words of Jesus are being tossed out and excused, for instance, judging false teachers. This is now a bad thing? We are to just let alone and be silent? That is inexcusable and disobedient to God.
To state that someone will be saved even if they pursue drunkeness is a LIE. Have you not read the Bible?
I see that someone opposed me and called me a "self appointed watchman". I'm not self appointed in any way or stretch of your imagination, we are ALL called to be watchman according to the Bible. Not just one or a few, ALL of us. We are to respond to those false teachers....well....exactly how you have responded to me. You do well to judge me and implicate that I am severely deficient in my beliefs, but yet you will go the extra mile and condemn me in front of brothers and sisters alike. I don't care about what your feelings are towards me, I care about what you claim God to be and are suggesting as the rest of the world reads what you write.
I am tired of the same folks with the same jokes. It is time to get real about God's Word. It's time to warn, encourage, help, defog this generation.
Then we've got another member here who came out of the blue to suggest that for generations people have been declaring Jesus' arrival.....isn't this typical of what happened in Noah's day when he was ridiculed day after day for 120 years warning the people...they didn't believe him either.
You claim, indifference, and it is deceptive and even worse, damaging millions of souls, to believe that you can/might/will not believe the words of Christ. It's excruciating for me to read what others are giving their lives for,that you make such comments. It's deplorable and inexcusable.
You say I wish I had a million dollars to give to my children....REALLY? I would encourage you as to look to Hollywood and see how that money is working for them?
You have said time and time again, that God's Word is a burden to you. Not in that way of course...but in that way....Youseem to be of the belief that following God's Word is not important, but that following it is....so the conundrum, what really do you believe? On one hand you believe it's safe to say that we "ought" to live live's giving God glory, but on the other hand you say that we can't always do so......and shouldn't feel as if we must. I am getting this doubletalk on many multifaceted levels and would just like a clear and concise answer.
Either we do as God asks or we don't. Will we be saved no matter what or we won't?
I will not even address the Calvinism statement....as that is a whole 'nother subject, but I am willing to participate.