Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Questions from the Mirror

Christian, what altar is central when you go to church services?

Is it the altar of the Most High God, where the blood of Jesus blots out all record of your sins, where you can fall to your knees in gratitude and love for what He took upon Himself?

or is it your altar of "I can/will only worship to certain music"... "I will only accept a certain style of preaching"... etc.

Excepting teaching of false doctrine, your opinions regarding how church services go mean nothing. If you take the time to get to know God, any puny notions of "your needs" should burn away like leaves in an incinerator. Your only need is God and you can only reach the Father through the Son. The only thing going through your mind during church services should be, "I get to worship God and I desire to!" Any thought below this shows a lack of knowledge of God and what happened on that cross almost two-thousand years ago.

God save us from our puny view of You!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another Way of Looking at Things

There are many out there that look at the way the Doctrines of Grace and Election are explained by John Calvin (ie.: a Calvinist position) and state that this view cancels any desire for missionary work.

I look at it this way: God knows where His sheep are located. He has graciously invited us to take part in a "scavenger hunt". If we do not join in, He will NOT leave one of His flock lost, someone else invited will be sent after them.

But how sorrowful will be that day when you Stand before Him and if you even have the strength to speak, have only this to say: "Even though the invitation came from the Creator of All, my time was more important for my tasks than to take part in some "silly scavenger hunt"."