Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Welcome to the Atheist Church

"But woe unto you that are rich! for you have received your consolation. Woe to you that are full! for you shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets" (Luke 6:24-26).

It's sometimes said that the teachings of Jesus weren't original, however, there's no basis for the claim. No one has ever said the things that Jesus said. Look at His amazing words. He spoke against those who were rich, those who weren't hungry, those who laughed, and those who had the approval of others. Yet, who in his right mind doesn’t want to be financially secure, have enough food on the table, and to be happy and popular?

But Scripture must be interpreted with Scripture. These statements are in the context of those who forget their Creator. The rich tend to do that. Their money becomes their god, and in their god do they trust. It's the source of their joy. It provides their security for the future. It's their first love. It takes the place of God, and Jesus warned that it was harder for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter Heaven. But even though Jesus railed upon the rich, He forgave a rich man (Zacchaeus), when he had the good sense to approach Him in humility (see Luke 19:1-9).

Jesus also spoke of a man who had so much wealth he decided to build a large structure, and fill it with his goods. Then he patted himself on the back, because he had planned well for the future. It was then that God called him a fool, and said that death would seize upon him that very night, because he had stored up his treasure on earth and neglected Heaven. So are all those who forget God.

Jesus then warned of ear-tickling preachers--those who will be popular in the eyes of a sin loving world. But their empty praise will be meaningless on Judgment Day. Today is the day to apply for the two free Crocodile Dundee vests, and the handmade leather jacket. Send your name and address to: request@livingwaters.com We will pick three winners, and mail them to you.