Saturday, April 30, 2011

Miracles for Sale

Today I was all set to post something on just how low our society has sank.  When I returned home, I saw something even worse.  That is rather hard to do considering we were driven to the festival in a small shuttle where our five minutes of ride was filled with foul language, stories of drinking, and even a man lowering his pants to show off a tattoo on his rear end.  Of course the festival was no better with drunk people spilling into the festival crowd from the jam packed bars on the sides of the road, children dressed like prostitutes, profanity, and all round general sinful revelry and all at a so-called "family friendly" event. 

So what can be worse than that?  Well when we arrived home and I turned on the television there was some money drive going on by something calling itself Christian.  Then I say words on the screen that left me in shock.  It said "Send your gift in faith of $360 and expect your miracle."  That is not word for word, but it is exactly what it said.  It is bad enough when the world is rolling headlong into Hell but it is even worse when those who are supposed to reach out to the world are selling seats on the lifeboat!  Who are we to imply that miracles are somehow for sale that if only we give enough money God will perform some miracle for us.  Is God a trick monkey performing tricks for peanuts?  Is God our servant that He performs when we pay Him enough?

I came home today sad about a world  that I see as getting worse and worse.  I turned on the television and those feelings were even worse.  The church is eroding right along with the church.   There will come a point where the world will sink so low that it becomes irredeemable and must be judged and destroyed.  I fear we are moving ever closer to the point. I do not fear for myself, but for those who ignore the call of the Gospel and the free gift offered through Jesus Christ.  I also fear for the church that has perverted His message.  They may be able to sell miracles to others, but they will never be able to buy their own salvation.  
He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Revelation 22:20 NKJV

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