Sunday, April 27, 2008
8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
[In the Greek, "ἀνάθεμα ἔστω "---"Let him be accursed" or "anathema". Close enough....]
Another couple of hard weeks of national and international events. In Texas, we have found yet another cult which thrives on telling bestial lies to helpless children---against which the legal system needs special constitutional dispensation to act How can we fight an evil that literally lives off the endemic failures of our laws and flourishes in the decay of our cultural ethics?
What is THE Gospel that is God's authoritative Good News, that hasn't been adulterated with idolatry and perversion and exploitation of the helpless, weak, or the ignorant? Because part of the Truth is partly something else, we have to seek out all of it, in its entirety, right now, before there are any more victims of the other stuff:
6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
In Jesus, we have the whole Truth, together with the power to put it into effect in our lives, so that we can find our way when people try to deceive and delude us:
26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice in history to make us free:
1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Whatever else people try to do to you, never be a slave in your spirit to anyone again!
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