Jeremiah 6:1616This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for theancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We willnotwalkinit
I'm so concerned and saddened.....I do believe the LORD Jesus Christ was right when He said When I come back will I find faith on the earth. I'm afraid His question was right.....it's deteriorated and becoming invisible. Liberal new age Christians that do not believe His Word, believe partially in His salvation, grace, mercy, and forgiveness, but unwilling to part with their lives and unable to spread the Gospel of Truth.
"Understand this: The Bible presents Christ. You have an inner sense of an indwelling Lord. You either have that or you do not. The man God needs will live in a vital, living relationship with Jesus Christ." - Gene Edwards
"It is obvious that we are living in times of great spiritual naivete. The church has strayed so far from the pure Word of God, she no longer recognizes that her place in the world is to be "salt" and "light". Instead, of salt and light, she has allowed pernicious doctrines to enter into her midst which have become like "leaven" which is quickly leavening the whole lump." - Jewel Grewe, The Prophets Rise Again, 8/01
Are you living for what people think? God help you if you are. If you're going to be a true Christian, I'll tell you one thing amongst others: it'll be a lonely life. It's a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and narrower. He wants to get us to the place where we'd rather fast than feast; where we'd rather be unknown than known. ~Leonard Ravenhill~
"I believe that Jesus meant to shake us up! I believe that He meant for us to consider seriously what it would mean and what it would cost to keep our lamps trimmed and burning brightly in a time of great lawlessness and apostasy. Our Lord knew that in these times there would be those in our churches who are just highly groomed show-pieces of Christianity—middle class and well-to-do, satisfied with a religious life that costs them nothing." – A.W. Tozer, We Put Jesus On The Cross, What Is It Costing You To Be A Christian?, Pars. 1-2
Reacting to Circumstances by A. W. Tozer: . . External things and events are the raw material only; the finished product is whatever the mind makes of these. Judas Iscariot and John the Beloved lived in the same world, but how differently they interpreted it. The same may be said of Cain and Abel, Esau and Jacob, Saul and David. From these we learn that circumstances do not make men; it is their reaction to circumstances that determines what kind of men they will be. What then can we Christians do? The answer is, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phpns. 2:5). “Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Cor. 13:5). The mental stuff of the Christian can be and should be modified and conditioned by the Spirit of Christ which indwells his nature. God wills that we think His thoughts after Him. The Spirit-filled, prayerful Christian actually possesses the mind of Christ, so that his reactions to the external world are the same as Christ’s. He thinks about people and things just as Christ does. All life becomes to him the raw nectar which the Spirit within him turns into the honey of paradise. Yet this is not automatic. To do His gracious work God must have the intelligent cooperation of His people. If we would think God’s thoughts we must learn to think continually of God. “God thinks continuously of each one of us as if He had no one but ourselves,” said Francois Malaval; “it is therefore no more than just if we think continuously of Him, as if we had no one but Himself.”
"To seek unity with false prophets without challenging their errors leaves one's own beliefs open to questions. Those who defend heretics, even if they do not believe in their teachings, are guilty of lending credibility to their heresies, and will be held accountable to God for the souls that are destroyed as a result. It's up to those that know the truth to defend the Church against false teachers whatever the cost to unity or to personal benefit." - Al Dager, Media Spotlight Special Report, "Latter-Day Prophets: The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets and the Kansas City-Vineyard Connection", September, 1990, (p. 11).