Monday, November 26, 2007

That's it, exactly

John Piper says precisely what I've thought about the "name it and claim it" church crowd, but have been too inarticulate to express. (Thanks, David Willis for the link.)


Caleb said...

Good Blog Dad

Love you

Rod Bisher said...

God is the Giver and I would add He's also the Gift....loved what was said in the regards of idolatry.
Money is a tool, no different than a hammer. It has no feelings or schemes. Money doesn't change you, it only magnifies who you already are in your heart.
Christians with Christ as their first and most important priority relationship, will do awesome things with the gifts God gives them. Christians who have a carnal mind, will cave in to the temptation of health, wealth, and prosperity doctrine, because it looks like a good thing, these gifts. But Satan masquerades as an angel of light to deceive the mind and take the unwary in an extreme opposite direction.
I have seen both and can verify this as true. Yes, God can and does give those gifts, but if they are the reason one preaches or wants to come to Christ, then they are in a snare of Satan and have not recognized the only reason they are to come to Christ, is that they are lost in their sin. That is why He came for them, and brothers and sisters, these lost people should be coming to Christ because we are out in the world among them and they experience Christ's love through our daily contact with them.
So remember, it is written,
"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!"-Galatians 1:8
Health, wealth, and prosperity are wonderful gifts, but they will never pay the price for sin...and they never will have to. That was already done, and only done, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanks brother, for sharing this video.

Anonymous said...

But I watch one preacher who says God has just 7 steps I need to take, and then I get to live my best life -- NOW!

Who could pass that up? :>

David H. Willis said...

You're welcome! Take care.

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing Frank, a powerful message to be certain.