Friday, November 23, 2007

Noah and the bad guys!

While sitting here at the computer my grandson (little David is three years old), he makes a comment...

Noah and the bad guys! (we have a little Noah and the ark display)

In this particular case we have talked about how Noah was told to take his family into the ark. We talked about how all of the other people thought Noah was crazy for building an ark...

It got me thinking...

Who do we look at and wonder if they are crazy for doing what they are "called" to do by God? Is it "our" place to question what other people are doing for the Lord? Some people feel called to do street evangelism. Some people are called to preach and yet others are called to do prison ministry. Still others feel called into missions overseas. It is not my place to tell them they have to do one thing or another for Christ. I honestly do feel that God has called ALL of us to go into all the world preaching the gospel to every creature. We are all called to fulfill the Great Commission. Unfortunately, many of today's churches do not feel it is necessary to teach God's Word without fail.

I have made assumptions on here that it was only in the good ole USA that the "contemporary" church has failed but as I hear from people from other parts of the world, such as in Taiwan, the Contemporary Church has infiltrated that part of the country. I guess I never realized that when we send missionaries overseas, we are not always sending people who preach the whole gospel message. If we are sending people overseas and they are not teaching people about God's Law and the need to repent of their sins, then we are aiding in creating false converts. If in your church, you actively send out missionaries, please take time to find out for sure what they are going to preach. Don't wait until it is too late to find out that they are only preaching "feel good" messages. We need to keep these other countries in our prayers. My friend in Taiwan that is out witnessing to people would really appreciate your prayers for Godly preachers to come over there. She said that the people there are so open to hearing about God that they are ready to listen without objection when you talk to them. Unfortunately, if the preachers over there are only giving them the feel good messages, they will never understand the need to repent of their sins.

To those of you in other countries, I want you to know that you have my prayers. It is a different kind of challenge than what we have here to deal with. May God bless you in all you do. For those of you in America, my prayers are with you to get out and reach the lost, and to do it with an attitude of thanksgiving. Why not? God sent His Son to die on the cross for each one of us. Be thankful. God sent His Son to show us the way to live. Be thankful. God created the world and all that is in it. Be thankful. God gives us His Word as truth. Be thankful. God came to seek and save that which was lost (each one of us) Be thankful. Be thankful that God loves you so much that while we were yet in our sins, he sent His Son to die, to die a death that is so painful, so bloody, so undeserved. He took on all of your sins, past, present and future. Be thankful and get out of the house and show Him how thankful you are. Get out and reach the lost for Christ. Repent and put your faith and trust in Jesus alone. God bless you all.

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