Several years ago I was driving to Columbia, MO with my wife and youngest son in the car. We were just a few miles outside the city limits and we were following a truck that was pulling a John Deere lawn mower on a trailer. I remember watching the lawn mower and then I fell asleep at the wheel! I ran off the road – the right side tires were off the road and my wife screamed, “Dennis, what are you doing?” “Sleeping,” I replied. [Read more…]
“Did you get one of these?” or “Did you get your million?” are questions that we typically ask while we are handing out gospel tracts. Frequently, people will say, “No, I’m good.” Sometimes we’ll respond back, “that is THE question: How good are you?”
What they don’t realize, is that they are answering the real question we want to ask them (and it’s on the back of the tract): Are you good enough to go to Heaven? That’s why we go out witnessing. We are concerned about where people will spend eternity. The reason we go out witnessing is because most people think that they are good. Proverbs 20:6 (KJV) states “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” So the Bible even tells us that most people think that they are good.
Psalm 14:1 states The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. None of us are good, none of us are righteous on our own (Romans 3:10-12). Righteousness is credited to true believers only through the righteousness of the Son of God, Jesus.
Jesus Christ, the sinless one, died a horrible death on the cross for guilty sinners. God’s wrath was poured out on Him for our sins. Then he rose from the dead on the third day. He defeated sin, death and Hell. Jesus is the only way to salvation. You must turn from your sins and put your trust in Jesus. Then, God will see you through the righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ instead of your own unrighteousness.
Some people may intellectually know this, but they have never truly surrendered their life to Jesus. They are going through life thinking that they are “good.” That they are “alright” the way they are. They don’t realize that Jesus said that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8).
Friends, all includes everyone who is trusting in their own “goodness” to save themselves. They are storing up wrath for themselves on the day of judgment (Romans 2:5). Please don’t go through life thinking that you are alright – that you are good person. Don’t continue saying “No, I’m good.” Cry out to God to have mercy on you, repent and believe the Gospel. Put your faith in Jesus today.
I know a couple that used to go to church and they admitted after they stopped attending, that they only went to church because they liked being around Christians. They only went to church to socialize! (This makes me think about all the years I went to church while I was a false convert). [Read more…]
Do you treat God as a butler? Do you mistakenly think that the great Creator of the universe is at your beckon call to magically provide you with whatever you ask Him for? Do you think God is around just to make your life better? To provide you with wealth and prosperity? [Read more…]
Some prosperity gospel preachers use Matt. 6:33 for their message because they focus in on the last part that says “and all these things shall be added to you.” So they preach that if you seek God (if you ask Him for what you want), he will give it to you. He will add it to you. [Read more…]