Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Most Offensive Post I've Ever Written - Mar 23

Happy Easter everyone! Thought I'd stir things up a bit:

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)

I love this piece of scripture. I'm quite sure this would never get past the secularist censors!

Jesus: The Name That Is Above All Names

Not Mohammed. Not Buddha. Not any Jewish rabbi or sage. Not any other founder(s) of any other religion comes close. Jesus Christ has no rivals:

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

Listen up Muslims of the world! It is Jesus and Jesus Christ alone who is fully able to forgive. Mere religion cannot save. I don't care how pious you are. I don't care a whit if you've ever been to Mecca and done your five pillars of faith. Without Jesus you will go to hell. Only He can deliver you from this terrible fate. Yes, you will pay a steep personal price. You may even be killed. But you will have eternal life.

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:14-17)

Understand the spirit of Antichrist is very much a part of Islam:

This is how you can recognise the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. (1 John 4:2-3)

This is how we know the 'angel' Jibreel (or Gabriel) was a demon who deceived Mohammed:

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15a)

YOU (Yes, YOU!) Have A Date With Deity

True whether you wish to acknowledge it or not. You WILL bow your knee before Jesus Christ and you WILL confess that He is Lord. There is no escape. And He WILL judge everyone:

Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son. (John 5:22)

The world does not want to hear this business about judgement. Yet I must be faithful to what the scripture teaches. Indeed we are all sinners:

There is no-one righteous, not even one; there is no-one who understands, no-one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no-one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practise deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips.

Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.
Their feet are swift to shed blood;
ruin and misery mark their ways,
and the way of peace they do not know.

There is no fear of God before their eyes.
(Romans 3:10-18)
(See also Isaiah 59)

A murderer does not go to hell because they murder. Rather, they go to hell because they carry the baggage of unbelief. So too will you suffer the same fate if you carry on in your unbelieving ways. Oh friend, it doesn't have to be that way! Jesus forgives! He is willing that none shall perish but that all shall come to everlasting life! Accept Jesus' pardon today. He is waiting!

I really hope you got offended. Personally I think it's one of my best posts yet.

Johnny Cash


Anonymous said...

I must admit that I am not at all offended. On fire is more accurate! I love the use of pure undiluted truth and the fact that you used God's very own words (scripture) to back it up! Maybe your the next Lee Strobel? There is so much truth to everything on there. It amazes me that the enemy always uses the same tactics over and over yet people still fall for it. I guess thats why we need 'salt and light'. God bless you my friend as you continue to bring light into the darkness in a most excellent manner!
--Faith Girl

Johnny Cash said...

I'm glad you liked it Faith Girl. As for as any comparisons with Lee Strobel I think I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Thanks for the compliment nevertheless. JC