Friday, July 20, 2012

Christians, Please Think on These Things

In the world we are surrounded by the profane, the ugly and a lot of just plain evil. The Bible tells us that as Christians we need to be vigilant against even the appearance of evil. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:22)

I am troubled by unthinking or untaught Christians posting things on Facebook that say, “repost this and an angel will bring you an unexpected blessing today,” or words to that effect. Beloved, that is witchcraft. By the same token the postings that say, “repost this or something terrible will happen” are also blatant witchcraft and in this case invoking Satan.

For some detailed instruction on this see:
“Witchcraft starts with a heart of rebellion and works by focusing on a distracter, a lie, which is some technique purported to release power. It is important to have "faith", to trust in the technique and not God. Believing in lies is an "acceptable sacrifice" to Satan, the father of lies, who honors his children with real power. The irony is, that due to the inherent deceptive basis of witchcraft, the practitioners of it often think they are serving God, while accessing a power from below (earth)--not from above. For the purpose of this study, we are defining witchcraft as a desire to be a spiritual free agent without submission to God or regard for His word.”

By promising some act from God or one of His angels without a direct word from Him on the subject you are just passing on a lie and dishonoring God. It is witchcraft.

Another thing that troubles me is people loosely throwing around the words, “oh my god” or OMG. It is blasphemy! It does not honor Him in any way shape or form. Unless you are truly crying out to Him in earnest petition, those words should never pass your lips in that combination. Google defines blasphemy as “The act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things, profane talk.” James 5:12 NIV says: “Above all, my brothers, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned.” Matthew 5:34-36 NIV says: “But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.” It makes my heart hurt every time I hear or see its profane use.

Our God is an awesome God, worthy of all honor and praise. Let’s not misuse His name or make unauthorized proclamations about his future actions. Let’s just spend our time and energies on pursuing our relationship with Him and telling others about Him.

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