This week I was reading the headlines which is always enough to give me indigestion.
I read where the Pope said that Christianity and the Jihad of the Muslim were basically the same thing. I also read where the Pope also told a group of Muslims that he was washing the feet of, that we all worship the same God! I don’t think so! I see where Donald Trump “will save Christianity once and for all” , and then how African Methodists worry about the church that brought them Christianity.
This is truly a Maalox Moment. Doublespeak is the new language and the more you spin the truth the better it is. Time to throw out that outdated Bible, I don’t think so. Time to sit down, take a deep breath and open that Bible? You bet!
Galatians 1:1-12 From Paul-an apostle chosen not by any group or individual but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who brought him back to life- (2) and all the believers who are with me. To the churches in Galatia. (3) Good will and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ are yours! (4) In order to free us from this present evil world, Christ took the punishment for our sins, because that was what our God and Father wanted. (5) Glory belongs to our God and Father forever! Amen. (6) I'm surprised that you're so quickly deserting Christ, who called you in his kindness, to follow a different kind of good news. (7) But what some people are calling good news is not really good news at all. They are confusing you. They want to distort the Good News about Christ. (8) Whoever tells you good news that is different from the Good News we gave you should be condemned to hell, even if he is one of us or an angel from heaven. (9) I'm now telling you again what we've told you in the past: If anyone tells you good news that is different from the Good News you received, that person should be condemned to hell. (10) Am I saying this now to win the approval of people or God? Am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ's servant. (11) I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the Good News I have spread is not a human message. (12) I didn't receive it from any person. I wasn't taught it, but Jesus Christ revealed it to me.
This could have been written yesterday. It is as relevant today as it was then and will be a thousand years from now.
As much as the world and the “Big Thinkers” in it would have you believe that everything changes, the more we need to stand fast on the Rock that NEVER changes.
Here is the real party line:
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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John 3:16 (GNB) For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (GW) God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.
Three Bible translations, one message. God’s Word does not change!
If anyone tells you different they are lying to you, I don’t care if it is the Pope or Donald Trump.
The Good News of Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Everything else may change but not God’s Word.
Believe it, trust it, repeat it!