Thursday, August 4, 2011
I do not claim to be a bible scholar, but like many reading this, I know the difference between right and wrong. I also know that some people use bible verses and/or God for their own misguided agendas.
How many times have you heard about those who are incarcerated 'finding God'. I truly believe their are some who truly do give their heart to God but the majority will say or do anything to get released.
We have all heard the horror stories about those that have committed horrible acts, supposedly in the name of God. I remember well the Jim Jones tragedy and also Waco. Now we have Benny Hinn and the Westboro Baptist folks. There is not a religion or demonination on this Earth that would not swear they have the ultimate truth. Have you ever asked yourself; how can they all be so different and be right?
Their are certain sick individuals who actually believe that they are true Messengers from God. They are convinced that God actually put them on this earth to lead others to the truth. They even have the audacity to compare themselves to saints in the bible. They believe that they are being persecuted for his name's sake.
When others know them by their fruits, who truly know the character of this person and know that God would never appoint such a vile human being to be his messenger, they expose them. Naturally, the false messenger wants others to believe that they are being attacked because they bring forth God's word. Can you imagine how Jim Jones felt when he finally convinced all those people to drink that koolaid, he probably truly believed he was delivering them all into the hands of God.
Do I believe that God can use people who have not led a perfect life, of course he can. But to convince people that you are truly God inspired, you have to have a humbling spirit. God would want...no expect you to make as many wrongs right as you could. How many of God's messengers in the bible do you suppose molested children? How many of his prophets do you believe smoked, drank and defiled their body on a daily basis. How many do you suppose came across most of their life with a controlling, evil, narcissistic personality.
I know that there will be many who have to be persecuted for his name. I truly believe there are some genuine servants of God who have had to endure many horrible things and much ridicule for serving God, but just because some others are exposed for having a religious devil or because their families deny them, does not automatically make them a Man of God, like the bible states, .."by their fruits you shall know them.."