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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Fine Line

The, so-called "prosperity gospel" is replete with subtle "fine lines" seperating truth from lies, self from God, and fantasy from reality. Only by letting the Spirit of Truth operate in us can we discern it's darkness.
This "gospel" says, by appealing to our sin nature, that being blessed means material abundance. The Spirit of God says being blessed is that Jesus is our portion; He is the pearl of Great price, and in Him, we are rich. It says that God wants us to "be blessed" in this way. The Spirit of God says He wants us to want what He wants. It exalts it's own self interests; surrendering to Jesus desires to exalt His interests. It tries to justify itself, while the follower of Jesus wants to deny itself, and put "self" to death. This false doctrine uses the word of God deceptively, thereby luring the unwary into it's web.
These are just a few of the fine lines the enemy uses to ensnare believers, and to attract new converts, albeit false ones. Most of American Christianity have fallen prey to it's lies. It is an insidious epidemic. God help us.