Daily Devotional for Monday July 29, 2013
The Latest Blasphemous Book on Jesus, "Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth"
(2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:21; Titus 1:14; 2 Timothy 4:4; Romans 1:25; John 17:17)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, what is wrong with being a Baptist?
ANSWER: The fact is, nobody is a Baptist, just like nobody is a Methodist, or Lutheran, or Catholic, or Pentecostal! Baptist is simply the name of a Christian church. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior by faith, that makes you a Christian. If you go to a Baptist church, you are not a Baptist but a Christian who attends a Baptist church. It may sound like semantics, but it is important people use correct terminology.
The latest blasphemous book on Jesus that is getting tons of attention on Amazon and in the media is by Reza Aslan titled, "Zealot, the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth." Sounds like an interesting book doesn't it? There is only one problem, Aslan is a MUSLIM and his book is written from the false beliefs of Islam! Aslam claims Jesus was a zealot who never claimed to be God and dismissed the Gospels as not the real words of Jesus but simply a myth!
>From the Truth of God's Word and the historical record, Jesus was ultimately crucified for blasphemy. What was that blasphemy? CLAIMING TO BE GOD BEFORE THE JEWISH LEADERS! As for the Gospel, the entire NT was completed by 90ad, and much of the 4 Gospels written and completed in the 60 years after his death from people who had personal contact with our Lord.
*WARNING! In September, the prideful and arrogant Bill "I think I am god" O'Reilly will release his latest "killing" book. His first two were on the killing of President Lincoln and President Kennedy. This new book with be on the killing of Jesus. I have personally challenged O'Reilly's weak and flawed theology in several appearances on his program, which is why he has refused to have me on his program the past 5 years. I have documented in many Daily Devotionals O'Reilly's lack of theological understanding that is a mixture of New Age and liberal Catholicism. Recently, I called him out publicly for slipping about how he fells about Bible-believing Christians by marginalizing us as "Bible thumpers!" I will do a full report on what will no dobut be a theologically flawed book on the death of Christ when it comes out.
The problem with a book like "Zealot" is that it causes the faithful to doubt and lead people's eternal souls into everlasting damnation. The lies proffered in works like this book cause those who know the Lord but are Biblically illiterate to doubt the truth of the Bible and Gospel accounts. Sadly, those who have rejected the Lord already, will die in their sins having been emboldened in their rejection of God's love and the hope of Christ by the lies told in blasphemous books like "Zealot."
The problem with this book and the reason I am dealing with it today, is because of its controversial content that rejects the truth of the Bible. Aslan does not hold any theological degrees, and this book being offered as historical fact is simply pages of lies by a Muslim looking to advance that 1400 year old false relgion from hell.
This is the very reason I am so passionate about the Liveprayer TV I do 5 nights a week and why I do it on COMMERCIAL/NON-CHRISTIAN television stations. This is why I am working daily on expanding the program into new markets. THERE NEEDS TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD ON SECULAR TELEVISION TO AT LEAST EXPOSE THE LIES OF THIS WORLD FOR WHAT THEY ARE!
I love you and care about you so much. I have told you often that for the person who rejects God, who has rejected Christ in their life, and who live in rebellion to the truth of God's Word, they MUST reject the Bible since it is the very book that condemns them. Taking a book of FICTION like "Zealot," and proffering those lies as historical fact is exactly the kind of thing a non-believer will do to try and discredit God's Word and thus justify their rejection of its truth. Of course, the mainstream media is only too happy to participate in this process of taking the lie, and making people accept it as the truth.
I will pray for you today. If you do not understand yet that there is a major battle going on, WAKE UP! The Bible clearly tells us that our battle is not of flesh and blood, but a spiritual one. It is "against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." The people of God, who possess the only real truth there is, must become bolder to take that truth to this lost and hurting world we live in. We must speak out! We cannot, and we MUST NOT sit back and watch the enemy exchange the Truth for a lie!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,