We read in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” But too often we interpret this to mean, “God is giving me the strength to be all I can be.” We’re encouraged to make our choices and then ask God to bless us and give us the strength and ability to be the very best at what we’ve chosen. But it’s not about God exalting us to glory; Continue reading
There’s an attitude spreading across the globe today that wants us to put our differences aside and live as one big multi-cultural family under God. It says that regardless of what we call Him, we are all God’s children. Well, God does love everyone, but we are not all His children. Continue reading
Recently, a family friend, who’s always claimed to be a Christian, asked me why some of his family didn’t accept his “male” spouse as part of the family. It was a moment of deliberation for me. Do I tell him that he’s actually sinning against God by engaging in this lifestyle? Continue reading
We’ve all heard that cancer and heart disease compete as the number one killer amongst Americans, but the truth is that it’s not. There is something even greater that not only violates a person’s physical life, but totally destroys their mind and their soul. It’s powerful; it’s subtle and it’s luring, and few people recognize it as what it is: the number one killer is deception! Continue reading
Many people today call themselves “Christians”. Mega churches around the globe attract millions of people every week with their hyped music and vain promises of wealth and prosperity. This new move has deleted the need for repentance and replaced it with an inclusive salvation message of the mind. Continue reading
The full impact of what was accomplished on the cross at Calvary is often not fully understood by many Christians. We all know that our sins were washed away, but many assume that now any sin they commit is automatically forgiven. Some continue to keep one foot in the world and others don’t realize who Christ is in them. We need to dig into the scriptures and learn about our sins and the cross. Continue reading
The Christian world is changing! There are Christians today who don’t study the Bible to know God because they just rely on the preacher to teach them everything they need to know! Then there are “others” who choose to follow one of the many so-called “Christian” doctrines because the “new” [false] gospel suits their needs so that they don’t have to obey the “Old Testament God”. Continue reading
Much of the modern-day Christian doctrine teaches that God is a god of “love and grace”, and that repentance and commitment are no longer prerequisites to get into Heaven because we were all saved at the cross when Jesus said, “It is finished”—[John 19:30]. However, this deception is leading millions down the wrong path … and so the broad path to destruction widens! Continue reading
In today’s world we have a false “Christianity” spreading in epic proportions across the globe. Through both mega churches and smaller ministries there is a gospel of wealth and ease being taught as opposed to the gospel of Jesus. Continue reading
Much of today’s Christian community has deviated from its origin and now consists of many man-made doctrines and ideals that have caused division in the church of Christ. One of the greatest deceptions to circulate the globe is the concept that we are all one in Christ regardless of how much of the Bible we choose to believe. Unfortunately, this has caused many to drift far from the truth in their endeavour to “do it their way”, and many are no longer even Christians; they just think they are. And it all began when discord was sown in the church and was allowed to grow. Continue reading
The Bible warns us that in the last days there will be mockers who will come at us from every resource to make fun of Jesus and His deity, and that if the Christians who profess to love Him don’t really know Him, even they will be deceived. Don’t let the mockers deceive YOU!
“These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.” … Jude 1:16-19
Hollywood has reaped its successes by portraying every type of life scenario to draw in a global viewing audience. And what better way to include the millions of so-called Christians than to make a religious movie that depicts the truth about their Savior?
Unfortunately, not even Hollywood with all of its modern technology can reveal the truth about Jesus to anyone. Why not? Because the Bible tells us that only the Holy Spirit will reveal God to us, and when we watch a so-called “Godly” movie and it’s different from the truth, we know that the Spirit wasn’t involved. It’s produced by mockers who are led by money, success and box office reviews.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” … 2 Timothy 3:16
The movie, Son of God, has just been released in theatres and the hype that has gone ahead of its debut has made Christians and non-Christians alike curious about what it entails. Non-Christians, who have no idea who Jesus is or what His purpose is or what He has done for us, will view this movie and think, “What a great guy!” But Christians who watch this movie and who know Jesus will see that it’s just another Hollywood attempt to mock God.
There is only one way to learn about Jesus, to know who He is and what He’s done for us. There is only ONE way! That is to read the Bible and pray that the Spirit of God reveal Him to us. There is no other way. The only way to Heaven is through Jesus, not through a film that has changed the truth to adamant lies to deceive its viewers.
Peter walked with Jesus and knew that He was special, but it wasn’t until the Holy Spirit revealed the truth to him that he knew who Jesus really was.
“’ Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.’” … Matthew 16:17
If we are truly searching for the truth about Jesus, then we have to go to the source – the Bible! And we have to study it. We cannot go to the world and expect that they would know anything about God, and if we go there then we have to realize that what we’ll see are lies and deception. God does NOT lead us into temptation and we have to be mature enough to stay away from it.
“And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” … Matthew 6:13
Sunny Shell, author of the Christian blog, Abandoned to Christ, recently viewed the movie, Son of God, and published her observations. She compares the movie to the Bible and notes that this film does NOT represent the truth about the Bible, about Jesus or about events that took place during His earthly ministry. It’s an emotional deception that shows Jesus to be a “nice person”, but without purpose, deity or power, and the events have been changed enough to shock those who do know their Bible. Read her review and learn what changes were made and how the truth has been distorted to produce a new age Jesus, and not the Jesus of the Bible it claims to represent.
Sadly, though, many people will be baited by the actors’ performances that will convince them otherwise, and they will be lost in the hype and the emotions of the movie’s deception. As Christians, we need to encourage other believers to read the Bible if they want to know Jesus and to leave Hollywood to do their thing of entertaining idle minds.
Jesus is Lord and He won’t be mocked. Beware and don’t let the mockers deceive YOU!
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” … John 10:27