Quick Messages & Thoughts
Satan is SO GOOD at deceiving!!! I have a customer whose email was signed “Pastor ______” so curiosity had me clicking on the website link. I read their about page and it all sounded great initially, which surprised me since their home page trumpeted that they would happily perform gay/trans marriages for free. But then as I continued to read comes the sly snake of Satan: “to live wholly in relationship with God with no strings attached. “ Soft, cuddly, feel-good…but absolutely 100% unbiblical. Jesus calls people to repent and believe the Gospel. IT IS ALWAYS GRACE AND TRUTH, not just Grace. The Truth is, Jesus told the woman caught in adultery after He showered her with love and grace, “Now go, and sin no more”. He did not say, “Go and keep doing what you’re doing because you are covered by Grace.” Jesus calls us, if we are to follow Him, to deny self, that means we turn from all things SELF. Selfishness, self-indulgence, self-gratification, self-exaltation, self-centeredness. He calls us to be Holy as He is Holy. Following Jesus is not for the faint at heart or cowardly, that’s why He says, “Count the cost” – in other words, know what you are getting into when you follow Me, because this is no joke, the world will hate you, but eternal life awaits.