In going deeper in the study of walking in intimacy with God, I would like to spend a little time looking into the need for “meditation.” I am not referring to an eastern version of mysticism, nor “transcendental meditation” that became quite popular in the west starting in the 1960’s. For those that are living the life of a Christ-follower, […]
It is a hard thing for many of us to realize that some of our traditional teachings do not cover the whole truth being conveyed in God’s Word. This is of course also a common line used by many cultists and so I would encourage the reader to check these things out for yourself before accepting “truths” from anyone. It must be confirmed in the Word of God. Often it is of great value to research the original usage of words so that the true meaning is understood. This often casts a bit of light on the subject not seen before. This is the case with many of the things that Jesus said, particularly in His parables.
The parable of the ten talents found in Matthew’s Gospel has had controversy over what was said to the third servant. When he was rebuked and tossed out into “outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth”, was that hell? Was it the lake of fire? Some might find it controversial, but could there be a third possibility not often thought of due to traditional teachings? It’s worth looking into??
This post points out that much of the professing Church is soft, out of touch with Christ’s reality, and has gods of materialism, sports, and a feel-good Christianity. God does not accept it as He requires us to have a genuine relationship with Him that is based on His truth, holiness as He sees it, and a life lived that touches the world with His love. We, for the most part, have forgotten what the fear of God is all about–and until we find it again, are going to fail in fulfilling His commission He gave us. Time has run out and we’d better get with His program–not ours. His definition of “success” is not the one we use. We must see the difference.