Daily Devotional for Tuesday July 24, 2012
Fame and Money Over Souls
(2 Corinthians 6:14,15)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, the Lutherans insist only Lutherans can participate in communion. The Methodists invite anyone who desires a relationship w/Christ to participate. I have a very hard time imagining standing up in God's house telling people that only certain Christians may receive communion. Could you clear this up?
ANSWER: Like in all matters, our final authority is Scripture. There is no greater time to give an invitation to know Christ as communion. The Bible clearly teaches communion is a symbolic act of remembering Christ's sacrifice and finished work on the cross for BELIEVERS! Being the member of a certain church doesn't make you a Believer. Being the child of a parent who is a Christian doesn't make you a Believer. Communion is a solemn time for BELIEVERS to remember what Jesus did for us on that cross by partaking of the symbolic items representing his body and blood.
Fame and money over souls! Sadly, this week, many high profile and well known Christians will sell out the faith to stand with a known cult member who denies the Bible as the only Truth and propagates a false gospel that is leading millions of souls to hell. At Mormon cult member Glenn Beck's "Restoring Love" rally in Dallas this weekend, he has successfully bought and paid for some very well-known men and women who decided that helping Beck perpetuate his LIE he is a Christian by being part of his high-profile public event, is worth more than the ignorant souls they will help lead to hell by giving Beck and his cult mainstream credibility the don't deserve.
Paul asked, "What fellowship can light have with darkness?"
Make no mistake, Beck has 3 goals this week. Making millions of dollars (that he boasts to 'tithe' to help his cult grow and lead even more souls to hell), helping to make his Mormon cult mainstream, and insuring his fellow cult member Mitt Romney becomes the next President. Beck will mix good works, polytheistic spirituality, and conservative politics, in order to accomplish these goals this weekend!
The occasion in which they will be share the pulpit with cult member Beck is billed as a spiritual re-awakening. The host church, High Point Church in Dallas, is an abomination. They might as well slaughter a pig on the altar, since allowing the member of a cult that worships satan to speak in the pulpit, as well as those who other false religions, is no different!
How can there be a spiritual re-awakening outside of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? How is a Rabbi who denies Jesus is the Messiah, a Muslim Imam who rejects faith in Christ as the only way to salvation, and Mormon cult member Beck whose cult believes "god" was once a man and they too will die and become "god," who denies the deity of Christ and believes he is a brother of Lucifer, possibly going to lead to anything but confusion and make a mockery of the God of the Bible, His Word, and the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible as the ONLY hope for this nation, the nations of the world, and each living soul???
I have only one question for these men and women of God who are willing to compromise the Gospel to stand with cult member Becv. Which one will stand in that pulpit and tell the sheep who gather what Beck and his cult really believe, than clearly let those in attendance know that Mormonism is a lie from the lips of satan and those who buy into their lies will die and burn in hell for all eternity? Which one will look to Beck and demand he denounce the damnable lies of his cult and embrace the Jesus of the Bible or be lost for all eternity? Sadly, I can assure you NOT ONE will have the guts and courage to tell those who gather the truth about Beck and the satanic beliefs of his cult or challenge him. Instead, they will take their honorarium checks while giving Beck the undeserved credibility he has paid them for!!!
I am saddened to see some of these names willing to compromise their great ministries to appear with Beck. It is no wonder those in the pews are confused when these great men who know God's Word are willing to compromise the Truth for whatever gain they get from by appearing with Beck. For the record I have contacted each one and only got 2 responses that was nothing but damage control prepared responses. Here is the list so far: James Robison, Ravi Zacharias, David Jeremiah, Tony Evans, Franklin Graham, Kenneth Copeland, John Hagee, Ken Hutcherson, Pastor Robert Morris, Richard Land, Bishop Harry Jackson, Jim Garlow, David Barton, Rick Scarborough,Tony Perkins,Ralph Reed, Gary Simons,Betty Robison, and Gloria Copeland, along with several high profile Roman Catholic Priests, Jewish Rabbis, and Mulsim Imams!!!
Years ago, I wrote a Devotional about the Unification Church cult, better known as the "Moonies," founder by Sun Myung Moon. The Unification Church cult is a mix of Christianity, Eastern Mysticism, pop psychology, and metaphysics. You can do your own research on their false beliefs, but the key is that just like the Mormon and JW cults, they believe Jesus Christ is just a man and NOT God. Moon proclaims himself to be the "third Adam" and the "true Messiah," being sent by God to complete the unfinished work of Jesus.
Cults and fasle religions have been around since the beginning. In Genesis we read about the Tower of Babel, the first attempt by man to displace the God of the Bible with their own religion. What disgusted me about Moon, is that in the '80s he gained mainstream credibility through buying off the top evangelical leaders of that day by devising scores of special interest organizations that support conservative and Christian causes. These various organizations were used to filter millions of dollars to top Christian leaders like Robert Schuller, Tim LaHaye, Pat Robertson, Paul Crouch, James Robison, Jerry Falwell, Dr. James Dobson, and Ralph Reed among others
Let me assure you, when someone donates hundreds of thousands, even thousands to your ministry, you know who that person is. Every minsitry needs special donors who can make those kinds of gifts, and you get to know those who can make those types of large gifts. These men clearly knew they were getting in bed with a cult leader, but turned the other way. For a few dollars, they gave this cult leader leading the souls of men to hell with his lies, mainstream credibility!
Fast forward to 2012 and sadly nothing has changed. During Romney's failed bid for the Presidency in 2008, he cleverly used Moon's playbook to find high profile Christians to sell out the faith for whatever financial benefit they would receive. Traitors to the faith such as Jay Sekulow, Mark DeMoss, Bob Jones III, and Ralph Reed among others. Romney has followed that same strategy during his current run for the Republican nomination. Be vigilant, and watch what other high profile Christians support Romney in the coming weeks and months.
I love you and care about you so much. Now Beck is using the "Moon strategy" to gain acceptance and credibility within the Biblical Christian community, since he reaps a large percentage of his millions each year from Christians who follow him. His cult like many teaches salvation by good works. No doubt there will be good works done in Dallas this weekend by many kind and generous people. Sadly however, good works don't save you, and good works aren't going to save this nation. The only answer is turning back to God, the Truth of His Word, and faith in Jesus Christ!
We live in a world where the better percentage of two full generations have never even been to church. There are more lost souls on this planet than ever before, especially in the United States. Many who do go to church are now going to "churches" that glorify and condone blatant sin, entertain those who come rather than challenge them to serve the Lord, that deny the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, refuse to talk about sin for fear of offending someone, are more about motivational messages on how to be prosperous than holy living, and preach the new age lie from hell that everyone will get to Heaven in their own way.
It makes things even worse when you have high profile Christians who spend their entire lives building their own kingdom rather than God's Kingdom, raising hundreds of millions of dollars so they can fly around in private jets, live in huge mansions, drive exotic luxury cars, and live like the ruler of a small nation. Many sell-out the faith for whatever short-term fame and fortune they can acquire by associating with satanic cult members, giving those cult members mainstream credibility within the Christian community.
The Gospel has been so watered-down, so compromised, sold out by the very men and women God called to lead his people to faith in Jesus and His Truth. Sadly, like some of the priests in the OT, they simply used God for their own benefit, without consideration of the souls they were influencing to follow the lies of some cult or false religion that will lead them to the eternal flames of hell.
God will ultimately judge these men and women for selling Him out. The Bible even says they will be judged more harshly. My warning for you today is to be vigilant. Open your eyes and pay attention to who these men and women selling out the Lord are. Run from them. Shun them. Tell others about them so they won't be fooled. Jesus warned that in the last days there would be many wolves in sheep's clothing, many deceivers. They are out there in abundance!
The two choices this November for President is a furtherance of God's judgment on this nation. He will decide which one of satan's minions rise to power. Either way, the ONLY hope for our nation is to turn back to the God of the Bible, His Truth, and faith in Jesus Christ. This gathering in Dallas this weekend makes a mockery of God and the Bible tells us God will NOT be mocked! Is it any wonder why He is judging our nation and unleashing His wrath on this wicked generation???
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,