Daily Devotional for Monday August 9, 2010
The Latest Attempt to Sell the Lie from hell that Everyone Will Get To Heaven
(2 Corinthians 11:14)
The latest attempt to sell the lie from hell that "everyone will get to Heaven!" There is a new movie out, Charlie St. Cloud. At first glance, it looks like a pretty good movie. There is not the normal abundance of gratuitous sex, violence, swearing. The story is actually a pretty positive one...if you don't believe the Bible. You see, the new movie Charlie St. Cloud is the latest attempt by the world to sell the new age lie that everyone will make it to Heaven. I have actually heard that many churches are recommending their members go to see it, despite the fact this movie promotes the great lie that you can get to Heaven without faith in Jesus Christ!
The fact is, a movie like this would have never been given an ounce of credibility within the church just 40 years ago. That is because you would have had pastors speaking out against this satanically inspired idea that "all good people will make it to Heaven." Years ago, the average lay person would have never given him a second of their attention to such garbage. In this Biblically illiterate time we are living, most who claim to be Christians fall for lies like this because they simply don't know what the Bible says!
Of course, the blame has to fall squarely on the shoulders of pastors and Christian leaders. They have failed miserably to lead the flock. A true shepherd is supposed to feed, teach, and protect their flocks from wolves like this movie. Instead, they blindly let these wolves of satan into the very place their sheep live. So many have come into the church through these watered down seeker/purpose driven/emergent church marketing strategies designed to fill churches with warm bodies by watering down the Truth of God's Word. So these people are already used to a compromised, non-confrontational, non-offensive presentation of God's Word. So lies like the movie Charlie St. Cloud dispense sound very similar.
THIS IS WHY I POUND ON THIS ISSUE SO OFTEN. WE HAVE AN ENTIRE GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS CHRISTIANS WHO MAY HAVE NEVER EVEN GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST BY FAITH, AND CERTAINLY HAVE NEVER BEEN ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD. THE BYPRODUCT IS THEY ARE EASY TARGETS FOR THE CHOPRA'S OF THE WORLD TO LEAD THEM FAR AWAY FROM THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE AND TO ETERNAL DAMNATION!
At the same time these lies are hitting the theaters, in Washington, DC there is a new bus sign campaign by a humanist group that says, "Why believe in God? Just be good for goodness sake." This is a play on the Christmas song, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and reinforces the secular mindset that you don't have to believe in God or Jesus, just be "good." Of course the Bible clearly sates that "there are none that are good, no not one," since we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. So once against, in a very public way, this lie from hell that all you have to do is to be good is being reinforced in the minds of the unbelieving masses.
I love you and care about you so much. It is a shame that you will probably never hear this warning in your church. You will never hear anyone in the Christian media expose this lie from hell for what it really is. The fact is, most pastors don't think the culture is relevant, showing how out of touch they are, and most in the Christian media either don't have the guts to take Hollywood on or they are so busy with their own agenda, they aren't worried about warning the people from dangerous movies like this. Satan masquerades as an angel of light!
It is too bad that those who oppose God are busy in the marketplace boldly declaring their opposition to God. In the meantime, those who love the Lord are out of sight, silent, not even in the game. If there is one thing that frustrates me to the point I want to scream, it is the passiveness, the lack of boldness, the lack of courage, the gutlessness of most Christians who are too afraid go into the public square and compete with the agents of satan for the hearts, minds, and souls of men! It is no wonder why we are losing souls each and every day. We don't go out and fight for them! We know we're saved and really could care very little about those who are not. GOD WILL HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR APATHY TOWARDS THE LOST!!!
That is all that will matter when you take your last breath my friend. If you have never made the commitment to ask Christ into your heart and life by faith, let me tell you that the most important decision you will make in this life is not who you will marry, or where you will live, or what kind of job you will have. The most important decision you will make in this life is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. God's desire is that none be lost, that all come to repentance. He is speaking to you today. The Bible says that TODAY is the day of salvation.
I would invite you to go to, http://www.liveprayer.com/plan.cfm . Pray to ask God to open your heart, read the words, watch the short video, pray the prayer, and accept God's free gift to you today. WHAT YOU BELIEVE MATTERS . . . FOR ALL ETERNITY!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller