Borrowed Truths

An Eternal Mistake

an eternal mistake
Borrowed Truths

An Eternal Mistake

“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Heb. 10:31)

This verse does not frighten very many people today, not just because it has been so very long since the Almighty raised His hand upon man as He did in the Old Testament, nor because the heart of man is only evil continuously, but because we have invented many gods. “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” (Romans 1:21)

If you consider the one world religion that is approaching, you must also consider this, that millions of people in nearly every nation on the planet are not going to simply give up the worship of the gods they have served, some for many hundreds if not thousands of years. It brings to mind Paul’s conversation on Mars hill concerning the statue they had built to the invisible god, one for just in case they missed giving obeisance to a god.

From the innumerable deities in India, to Buddha, transcendental meditation spirits, the Norse god of war, Roman Catholicism’s ideology of God, every possible notion of what man conceives of as a higher power than himself will need to be disavowed by every society, and the one offered to mankind in the Tribulation period by the false prophet served as the only god of the planet.

It is difficult to imagine, but it will happen.

To be shown that the god one has been serving is nothing but a lie, a vain imagination is perhaps one of the most difficult things to accept, but perhaps even greater is to recognize is that the one nearly all of those who serve those false gods is that they themselves are their god, they have attempted to use whatever deity they have chosen as a means to self-gratification.

All those gods require one thing, they have one constant, some work by the follower must be completed. They must intreat that supposed higher power with some form of personal sacrifice to obtain their desires. That work, when performed, will grant them favors, a longer, healthy life, riches, power, even in many cases entrance into whatever form of eternal bliss they have envisioned. They do not know or understand the word “grace.”

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Isaiah 64:6)

It matters not if it is an offering placed at the feet of a statue, a trip to Mecca, or baptism, man through the deceitfulness of pride believes that he must perform some work of his own volition or the benefits that god offers will not be given to them. If you do not realize and accept without question that you have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, nothing added by you, no work done by you, then you are probably not saved.

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16:31)

It is too simple for most, it cannot be comprehended by them, they will question every possible aspect of grace, attempting to prove that the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ was not sufficient for the salvation of their soul, that His shed blood was not accepted by the Almighty unless it was mixed first with the added offerings of those who are but dust.

Pride is a terrible sin my friends, and this is the epitome of it.

“I will” not “Thy will,” man serves the creation, including himself, and has seen the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ as not enough.

It will indeed be a fearful day when they fall into the hands of the living God, and that day will last throughout all eternity. I repeat myself, if you are not saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, then you have not been saved.

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