Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Conversations with Who?

I received an email today that I found interesting enough to quote it here at the Sisters' Weblog:
Two particular books, Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, written by Neale D. Walsch , sound harmless enough by their titles alone. These books have been on the New York Times best sellers list for a number of weeks, and these publications make truth of the statement, "Don't judge a book by its cover/title."

The author purports to answer various questions from kids using the "voice of God". However, the "answers" that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase), when a girl asks the question "Why am I a lesbian?" His answer is that she was born that way because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed,with blue eyes, etc...). Then he tells her to go out and "celebrate" her differences. Another girl poses the question "I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?" His reply is, "Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong."

Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin. His reply "I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive. There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is "'judge not lest ye be judged.'" And the list goes on.

Not only are these books the false doctrine of devils, but in some instances even quote (in error) the Word of God. These books (and others like it) are being sold to school children (The Scholastic Book Club), and we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children. Our children are under attack.

So I pray that you be sober and vigilant about teaching your children the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to worldly mediums, because our adversary, the Devil, roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). And how many of us know that lions usually hunt for the slowest, and weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.

Gal 6:9 Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season,if we don't give up.

Question...why do unbelievers use the Bible or God to back up anything? If they don't believe, then what's the point? So, either they DO believe in God's Holy Word as a standard to live by or they are the biggest hypocrites of all. Would I use the Koran to prove a point about Christianity? It doesn't make sense. Then there are those who for some reason want to believe that they are living in a way that God approves of so they twist the Truth to favor the lusts of their sinful nature.

2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

Romans 8:5
Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

Romans 13:14
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

Colossians 3:5
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

1 Peter 1:14
As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

1 Peter 4:2
As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
If you love God then you will obey His commands (See John 14:23-24). Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). These desires will be for Him and not self. Only then can one know what it means to love, be loved, and to experience true freedom.

We are deceived into thinking we are free because we manipulate Truth to justify our lifestyle. But what we don't realize is that we are only giving in to captivity by living a lie. So often we deceive ourselves. We cheat ourselves from having the blessings God is waiting to pour out on our lives. He only asks that we love Him first.

The war is raging and it's not one belief system against another. It's not one person against another. It's a war that is not fought on land, but in the spiritual realm. It's a choice we face every day in every word we say and everything we do.

God or satan
Good or evil
Right or wrong
Spirit or flesh
Truth or deception

It's white or black
It's freedom or captivity

Will you surrender to the Freedom of the Savior or to the captivity of a deceiving enemy.

The King of Kings or the father of lies?

It's your choice. It's one or the other. There is no in between.

No comments:

Post a Comment