ARE YOU A FOOL?
"The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man
listens to advice."
The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word fool as one who shows
himself, by words or actions, to be deficient in judgment and who gives little
thought to verifying or proving.
There are those who say that it doesn't matter what you believe as long as
you're sincere... BUT YOU COULD BE SINCERELY WRONG!!! Take, for instance,
the person of Jesus Christ. Either Jesus was who He said He was, or He was the
most proficient imposter the world has ever known. There can be no middle
ground, no gray area in this matter.
This Jesus has to be the Savior of all the world...the only way to
God...or He was a bigot, a liar, a fool and the greatest flimflam artist of all
IT HAS TO BE ALL OR NOTHING WITH THIS JESUS!
C. S. Lewis once said, "I'm trying to prevent anyone from
saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him...'I am ready to
accept this Jesus as a great moral teacher, or one of the great prophets, but I
don't accept His claim to be God,' This is the one thing we must NOT say. A man
who was merely a man and said the sort of things that Jesus said would not be a
great moral teacher, he would either be a lunatic or else he would be the devil
of hell ."
Now at this you must investigate and make your choice. Was
this man Jesus the Son of God or a madman or demon? You can call Him
demon-possessed, the greatest cult leader of all time, totally insane...or you
can fall at His feet, repent and call Him Lord and God.
In John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the
Life. No man cometh unto the Father BUT BY ME"! In John 10:9 He said,
"I am the door, BY ME if any man enter in he shall be saved." John 3:16
says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that
whosoever believeth IN HIM should not die but have eternal life." It does
not say you can believe in Buddha or Joseph Smith or Mary or anyone else and
have eternal life and it does not say you can be saved by your church, your
religion, or your intellect. For the Bible says in Acts 4:12, "Salvation is
found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by
which we must be saved."
There is only one Intercessor (1 Timothy 2:5)...not Mary,
not Buddha, not departed spirits, but the one time occupant of the only empty
tomb - Jesus Christ. If you have not yet fallen at His feet as though dead and
acknowledged Him as Lord, you take the chance of dying in your sin. You will
spend eternity in hell, without Christ, without hope... and all because in your
pride you relied on your intellect, foolishly rejecting the only door.
Will you ever stop striving in your theology and your
endless religious traditions and just simply accept the only answer there
is...the reality of John 3:16, "For God so loved the world HE gave HIS only
begotten Son that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL NOT DIE BUT HAVE ETERNAL
LIFE." Your church, your doctrine, your religion... all of these put
together will do you no good without Christ. The church no longer walks in
obedience to God's Word.
THE BIBLE SAYS: Go into all the world and preach the
THE CHURCH SAYS: We'll give $5.00 to someone else and send them... and this they
call a love offering.
THE BIBLE SAYS: Feed the hungry...
THE CHURCH SAYS: They are only hungry because they are lazy. We'll give them a
crust of bread once a month and they can go on welfare... it's not our problem.
THE BIBLE SAYS: Visit those sick and in prison...
THE CHURCH SAYS: But we don't have the time... we might catch something... send
the pastor, after all, that's his job.
THE BIBLE SAYS: Take up an offering for the poor...
THE CHURCH SAYS: Take up offerings to exalt men in their denominational
THE BIBLE SAYS: God shall supply all your needs...
THE GREAT EVANGELISTS on television tell YOU to supply their needs. They will
not trust God, they prefer to beg.
The biggest complaint the unsaved have against the
Christians is not their holiness, their faithfulness, their humility before
God... it's their money-grubbing tactics. It's a justifiable complaint. It's the
example they see. Most of those 'Christians' who are in the public eye will use
any gimmick to get a buck in their pockets. The church is indeed in sad shape
today. May God have mercy on her.
But that is not the reality of Jesus. Because you are
disillusioned with the Christian sector does not mean you can find your way to
God by avoiding Christ. The Bible clearly shows us the way to eternal life. We
can choose to believe God's Word or not, but unbelief will never nullify His
Word... There are two kinds of fools: those who cannot change and those who
ARE YOU A FOOL?
Into the Light Ministries