Daily Devotional for Friday September 21, 2018
A modern day heretic calling himself a "pastor!"
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER: Dear Lord, I ask you today to open my heart and my Spirit to receive what you have for me today. Let me hear Your voice clearly and obediently follow You. Use me oh Lord, for your glory and to advance Your Kingdom! In the name of Jesus...AMEN!!!
“Pastor” Rob Bell can draw big crowds, sell tons of books, and rake in millions by proliferating the universalistic lie from the pits of hell that EVERYONE will get to Heaven. Bell was once an evangelical pastor who decided many years ago that there was no hell, despite the fact the Bible says there is, and like so many heretics moved easily into telling people to not worry, EVERYONE will go to Heaven!
It is not surprising since Bell is one of the founders of the emerging church marketing strategy. That along with disgraced Willow Creek founder Bill Hybels' seeker movement, Rick Warren's purpose driven movement, these are little more than man-made marketing strategies designed to put warm bodies in the pews of churches instead of converts. Whatever may have “worked” at the churches of Bell, Hybels, and Warren, were actually sovereign moves of God's Holy Spirit.
Bell’s heretical theology in his book “Love Wins” denies the existence of hell and is full of various new age beliefs that present a universalistic message of salvation OUTSIDE of faith in Jesus Christ. What ever happened to simply preaching the Truth of the Bible and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
I guess talking about sin doesn't sell. Just ask gutless cotton-candy motivational speaker, the so-called "Pastor" Joel Osteen. No, Bell, discovered that the key to bringing in the masses, the key to raking in millions, is to preach a perverted version of the Bible, tell people hell doesn’t exist, that everyone will get to heaven, while using worldly marketing tactics.
IS IT ANY WONDER WHY WE HAVE A GENERATION OF BIBLICALLY ILLITERATE, WEAK, SPINELESS CHRISTIANS? WORSE YET, ARE THOSE WHO GO TO THESE WATERED-DOWN, OFTEN PURELY HERETICAL CHURCHES, AND ARE NEVER GIVEN A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THAT CONSCIOUS DECISION FOR JESUS WHICH CAUSES THEM TO DIE IN THEIR SINS AND SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL!!!
Now you can understand why some pastors would prefer to preach from their own book, or a book of poetry, anything other than the Bible. Now you can understand why some churches condone blatant sins like homosexuality and abortion. Now you can understand why some churches refuse to preach on sin and hold people accountable for their choices. Now you can understand how some "pastors" can make a mockery of God's Holy Institution of Marriage by marrying two people of the same sex. Now you can understand why some churches hold on to inbiblical man-made traditions.
When you deny the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, represents Absolute Truth, and is our final authority in all matters, it gives pastors the ability to make up their own doctrine and each person to determine for themselves what is right and what is wrong!!!
Can you see what chaos that becomes? The world says that there is no such thing as Absolute Truth. Truth is not black and white but gray. That my friend, is a lie from the pits of hell itself. What may be right to me, is wrong to you. What may be right to you is wrong to me. It is what the Bible calls, " everyone did what was right in their own imaginations." Never forget that satan is a liar (John 8:44). God is truth. God did not create us and leave us to figure out life on our own. Even in the Garden of Eden, God told man what is right and wrong.
Once man chose to rebel against God and sin was introduced into the human experience, his relationship with God was broken. Man was now separated from God his Creator. That is why it became necessary for God to give man the Bible. Many have said incorrectly that the Bible is man's search for God, when in reality, it is God's search for man. It is in the Bible that God reveals Himself to man. It is in the Bible that God helps man gain an understanding of who He is, what He expects from man, as well as providing us with all that we need during this brief journey here on earth.
As I have shared with you in the past, this is why those who choose to live their lives in rebellion to God, MUST deny the Truth of the Bible, since it is the very book that condemns them. Those who deny God, reject His Son Jesus Christ, MUST reject the Bible for what it is since it is the Bible that says they are wrong. That is why those who have chosen to live their lives in rebellion to God are so offended by God's Word.
They become like a little child when their parents are telling them something they don't like, putting their fingers in their ears and yelling so they can't hear what their parents are saying. In Acts 7, in the account of the stoning of Stephen the word says, "When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him," and "at this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him."
I love you and care about you so much. STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH ROB BELL, HE IS MODERN DAY TOOL OF SATAN LEADING SOULS TO HELL!!!
Today, you have churches based on man-made marketing strategies, not the Word of God! You have pastors standing in the pulpit on Sundays that do not believe God's Word to be inspired and inerrant, and it opens the door for every kind of error and perversion you can imagine. We see that today in "churches" that condone and accept sin and compromise the truth of God's Word by preaching and teaching the parts of the Bible that won't offend people.
This is why so many of these "faux churches" flourish today since people do not want to be confronted with their sin. They want to hear about the grace of God and the love of God, but not the judgment of God. Let me tell you, the Bible is a book of personal accountability. From Genesis to Revelation the message of God's Word is that we will all be held accountable one day by God.
That is why so many people in this world reject the Bible, since they do not want to be accountable for their actions. A big reason the false religions of the world like Buddhism, Hinduism, and so many others are popular is because they don't hold people accountable for their actions, there is no judgment.
I am here to tell you that just as real as today is, will be the day you die and stand before God. Those who reject Christ will be judged for their sins and cast into everlasting darkness, while those who know Christ will be judged on their life and works since they accepted Him. Jesus said, "If you love me you will obey me.” That means HIS WORD!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,