Daily Devotional for Saturday December 8, 2012
Is There Any Discernment Left in the Church Today
(2 Corinthians 11:14)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, do you believe in ghosts? Can any dead person become a ghost?
ANSWER: NO..and NO! There is no such thing as a ghost. When a person dies their body goes back to the dust of the earth as the Bible states, and their soul is either eternally in Heaven or Hell depending on whether a person accepted Jesus as their Savior by faith. There is no such thing a vampires or zombies either. The Bible states that the dead have no part of this world.
Stick to entertainment and stay away from religion O'Reilly! A few weeks ago on his FOX News program, Bill O'Reilly did a segment on Atheists vs. Believers. If you have been reading the Daily Devotional for a few years, you know I have taken O'Reilly to task many times for his theological blunders. He is a casual Catholic whose life is NOT guided by his faith, but by what HE thinks is correct. This is a great lesson since right and wrong, truth and lies are not what we say they are, they are what GOD says they are in the Bible. That is our FINAL AUTHORITY in all matters.
Of course, the word "Believer" is synonymous with a Christian, someone who has given their heart and life to Jesus Christ by faith. So who does O'Reilly bring on his program to take the Believer side of the argument? One of the world's leading new age gurus and a man who is no more a Believer than a Muslim is...Deepak Chopra!!! O'Reilly isn't just a theological midget, he is dangerous to put out to the masses, the better percentage of which has never gone to church, a man who is as dangerous as anyone alive today.
Why do I say that? He preys on the lost masses as a holy man. Don't forget, Jesus said don't worry about the one who can kill your body, worry about the one who can kill your soul!!! Chopra is nothing but a modern day tool of satan helping to lead the souls of millions to hell!!! Other than Oprah, there is probably nobody in the world more responsible for selling the spiritual crack of our day, these damnable New Age teachings from the pits of hell, than Deepak Chopra.
Chopra is an Indian medical doctor and operates the Chopra Center at the LaCosta Resort and Spa in California. It is billed as the place people can come to be healed in their body, mind, and soul, by utilizing Chopra's New Age concepts. He tours the world, speaking to sold out venues, dispensing his New Age lies from hell. He has written over 40 books, books mostly on "spirituality." One of his latest is titled, "Jesus." It is Chopra's version of Jesus, and I assure you this is NOT the true Biblical Jesus. The thing that makes me sick is that I have heard men who claim to be pastors endorsing this and other Chopra books, and people who call themselves Christians heartily endorsing Chopra's books to their friends and family.
IS THERE ANY DISCERNMENT LEFT IN THE CHURCH TODAY???
The fact is, a tool of satan like Chopra would have never been given an ounce of credibility within the church just 40 yrs ago. That is because you would have had pastors speaking out against his satanically inspired teachings, not reading from them on Sunday morning! The average lay person would have never given him a second of their attention, since they knew what he was peddling was in complete rebellion to the Truth of God's Word. In this Biblically illiterate time we are living, most who claim to be Christians fall for lies like Chopra's 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 Oprah and Chopra. 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 Chopra 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!
Of course the secular media LOVES Deepak Chopra. He is a fixture on CNN, FOX News, and all the talk shows. It makes me want to throw up to hear Sean Hannity in one breath claim to be a Christian, and in the next talk about how great Eckard Tolle's "A New Earth" is, or how much he enjoys Chopra's books. I have never once, not once, seen anyone EVER confront this charlatan publicly. Several years ago I sent Chopra several invitations to come on my TV program and debate me on the merits of what he teaches people about "spirituality." Like Oprah and the other minions satan uses, he refuses to be put in a position where he has to debate his beliefs.
Sadly, Chopra's books sell millions. It fills the hearts and minds of millions of people with this false sense of who Jesus is, and help insure millions of souls will end up in hell. At the same time this garbage is hitting the bookstores, 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, 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 again, 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 never hear this message in your church. You will never hear anyone in the Christian media expose this tool of satan Deepak Chopra for who he really is. The fact is, most pastors don't think he is relevant, showing how out of touch they are, and those in the Christian media either don't have the guts to take him on or they are so busy with their own agenda, they aren't worried about warning the people from dangerous men like Chopra. Deepak Chopra is evil incarnate, packaged in this persona that looks so kind and gentle and loving. 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!!!
Oh, and O'Reilly, you are a major PINHEAD for promoting this new age tool of satan!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,