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Cults distort truth and lead people astray
Small percentages take the headlines but the vast number of people and events are lumped in as just ordinary people and events; this is the same for Christians. When Jim Jones “Peoples Temple” and David Koresh “Branch Davidians sect” came to a horrific demise along with many of their followers the news headlines around the world provided the details, editorials and religious implications. While these tragic events commanded our attention millions upon millions of Christians went on about their lives without being noticed. Cults distort the reality of being a Christian.
2 Peter 2:1 ESV
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
Evil defies the good of GOD and is the opposite . . .
Instead of love, empathy and assistance, evil is hate, uncaring and provides no good. Just the recent news stories report rapes,murders, home invasions, pushing elderly people down stairs, hostage taking and a great deal of stealing. The most insidious may be killings over parking spaces, road rage or for thrills. I find understanding and great comfort from the truth revealed in GOD’s Word The Holy Bible.
1 John 4:8 ESV
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Destruction undoes GOD’s creation, beauty and wonderful places and things . . .
Killing, defacing, marring and annihilation of the good and beautiful; human nature without GOD destroys the wonderful things GOD has created and pronounced good.
Genesis 1:31 (NIV)
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day
The torture, disrespect and murder by Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the most hideous example of all that is evil.
DO NOT LOOSE HOPE. WE STILL LIVE IN GOD’S BEAUTIFUL CREATION
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God’s Beautiful Creation
Church revival and church growth starts with you and, you will make a difference in a troubled world if you do so, by demonstrating love and good to a troubled world.
Next Week: Who is Your Shepherd?
THE BIBLE SHOULD BE STUDIED AS A SINGLE UNIT; UNITED IN CONCEPT AND CONSISTENT WHEN CONTEXT IS UNDERSTOOD.
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ESV = ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION BIBLE