Sunday, January 20, 2008

Don't be deceived!

And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would endure and survive, but for the sake of the elect (God's chosen ones) those days will be shortened. If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is!--do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God's chosen ones). Matthew 24:22-24

Sometimes I don’t know whom to believe! Some people can be so convincing and believable and then you find out that they were lying all the time. In the past year or so there has been report after report of pastors and teachers in the ministry that are getting divorced, have gotten divorced or were caught in a compromising position. I am even finding out now that some of my favorite preachers and gospel singers were divorced and some have remarried again.
What I don’t get is these things happen and sometimes there is no explanation and these people continue preaching or singing just like nothing happened! I’m a little confused because how can a Christian that preaches God’s word, have issues like adultery and sweep it under the carpet, like it doesn’t exist?
The sad thing is that no matter what a Christian leader even confesses to, he or she will still have loyal followers. This use to bother me, but I have come to the conclusion that God has made it clear in His Word that this would happen and if we still choose to follow these people that are being exposed, then we will suffer the consequences. We all have a free will, and I believe that with all these preachers, teachers, prophets and evangelists being exposed, God is giving all of us an opportunity to make right choices.

We are all human, there is no one perfect, but to stand in a pulpit and in front of people and declare God’s Word while you are doing the opposite of what God’s Word says, that is very scary. I believe these revelations are no accident; God does not want us to be deceived.

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