Sober reminders of God’s mercy and righteous judgment
by Bud Press
December 14, 2011
We sometimes think that going to the extremes to blaspheme God is limited to atheists and hardcore cults. After all, it is their nature; this is what they do. Their hatred for the God of the Bible is evident in both their words and actions.
Well, think again. Nowadays, much of the blasphemy comes from many who claim to be “Christian”. And, like atheists and cultists, their words and actions demonstrate their hatred for God. Their verbal disrespect for God’s holy and inspired word, the Bible, is not hidden, but is public and in-your-face, and is followed by sickening, hideous laughter.
Whether atheist, cultist, or professing Christian, those who blaspheme God and mock His written word sink into the category of the unsaved. Unless they repent and surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, they will spend eternity in the lake of fire, with no second chance.
Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice and haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel! (Isaiah 37:23)
There is a price to pay for blaspheming the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.
When I see a professing Christian working overtime to perform blasphemous overkill, I am reminded of the importance to remain steadfast in Christ and strong in His word. I am also reminded of the Apostle Paul’s warning in 2 Timothy 3:13: But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Deception is like water, it seeks its own level. It enters-in only where it is welcomed, or through the weakest opening. One drop of deceptive water is all it takes to pollute a stream of thirsty, professing Christians. It infects those who seek to cash-in on the latest trend to introduce a false belief system, and destroy Christianity and erase it from the face of the Earth.
Evil men and women are wicked and cold-hearted. They spread deception like rotten seeds on dead, putrefied soil. Impostors claim to be “Christian,” but their fruits have long-since rotted from an infected tree or vine.
Impostors and evil people are of the same breed–mind-to-mind, heart-to-heart, joined at the hip. They think alike, talk alike, and feed off of their demonized quest to turn unwary Christians away from the true and living God. With them, the sky is the limit. They are evil personified, and will stop at nothing to bring confusion, frustration, and doubt to the believer.
As I wonder just how “worse” deception can get, I never imagined that I would watch a video of a professing Christian ripping a page from the Bible, tearing it into small pieces, and snorting it, like a drug addict would snort cocaine.
But that is what Stacy Denboer did in his YouTube video titled, Snorten’ And Smoken’ 1st and 2nd Peter ( http://tinyurl.com/6wme4mc ). Equally disturbing is Denboer’s partner in the pathetic, Matt Spinks, who is seen holding a rolled page of the Bible in his hand, lighting one end, then smoking it, like one who huffs a joint of marijuana.
To Denboer, his latest ungodly gimmick is snorting “coke-crucified-caine”. To Spinks, his smoking a page from the Bible is partaking of the “divine nature”. To underscore their blasphemy, the caption under the video reads:
“Shaaazaaaaammmmmm!!! Matt Spinks from Fort Wayne Indiana brought the good stuff down to the sleestak caves!!! Oh my Godka!!! Matt Spinks is such a lemon scented god!!”
With a grin and a laugh orchestrated by Satan, Stacy Denboer and Matt Spinks are leading people into repeating their blasphemy, and leading them down the path to eternal separation from God.
When I see these things, I am reminded of God’s incredible mercy and love towards those who seek every available opportunity to use their whip-like tongues to lash out at Jesus Christ, thereby demonstrating their utter hatred for the One who suffered and died for them on the cross.
They, and those who follow and mimic them, take their place among the false prophets, false teachers, and “wolves” the Apostle Paul and the Apostle Peter warned about in Acts 20:27-31 and 2 Peter 2:1-3.
I am also reminded of the Apostle Paul’s warning in 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
These are but a few of the sober reminders of God’s mercy, and righteous judgment, upon those who God gives breath, and whose lives God holds in the palms of His hands.
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