Be The Best You Can Be For God
by David J. Stewart
Matthew 26:58, “But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.”
One of the biggest paradoxes in the world is that religious people who claim to know and love God, follow at a distance as Peter followed Christ from afar. As our text verse says, “PETER FOLLOWED FROM AFAR OFF.” Peter was afraid of persecution. Peter wanted to name the name of Christ when it was convenient and fun to do so; but when it meant losing popularity, going to prison or even being crucified, then he chose to hide his Christian identity. Peter even denied knowing the Lord three different times (John 13:38; 18:25), and cursed (Mark 14:70-71) the Lord's name to make it sound convincing.
Use The Best Bible, The King James Bible
Every true Christian ought to want to be their best for God. So many professed believers are using the corrupt New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, which was translated by homosexuals, and it totally trashes out the deity of Christ and the Godhead. When you try to open their eyes, they scoff, laugh and accuse faithful Christians of belonging to a King James Bible cult (as I have been wrongly called by many apostate churchgoers). All modern Bible versions are corrupt. Only the good old King James Bible is trustworthy, reliable, inerrant, preserved and INSPIRED. In Psalms 12:6-7 God promised to preserve His perfect Word, as silver tried (purified) in a furnace of earth (kiln) seven times, UNTO ALL GENERATIONS!!! Amen, we have that divinely preserved inspired Bible within the pages (from cover-to-cover) of the precious King James Bible!!! If you want to be the best that you can be for God as a born-again Christian, then you MUST use the King James Bible!
Look For A King James Bible, Soul-Winning, Local, New Testament Church
All across the world churches are turning apostate, transforming into Pastor Rick Warren's apostate 'THE PURPOSE DRIVEN' CULT. We've replaced old-fashioned, barn-stormin', sin-hating, devil-fighting, window-rattlin, shingle-pullin, hell-raising, people-loving, hell, fire and damnation preaching with psychology, sermonettes and twerps who couldn't preach their way out of a paper-bag. There's no zeal anymore in America's pulpits! There's no anger over sin! There's no joy over one sinner that repenteth! There's no crying aloud over the sins of my people! There's no proclamation and passion over righteousness! Our churches are dead!!!
The average church has replaced singing the old-time hymns of the faith with overhead projection screens, Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) music videos, a house band and the singers close their eyes while singing, “Oooh baby, baby, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, baby, baby, bay, la, la, la!” Everything has become so lame! I visited a Southern Baptist Church and the congregation spent at least 15-minutes singing something like, “Praise Him for He is worthy. Praise Him for He is worthy. Praise Him for He is worthy. Praise Him for He is worthy. Praise Him for He is worthy. Praise, praise, praise, praise, praise! Praise, praise, praise, praise, praise! Praise, praise, praise, praise, praise! Praise, praise, praise, praise, praise! Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Praise, praise, praise, praise, praise!”
I couldn't believe it, it was so dry and dead, having no connection with the soul, all superficial and as apostate as could be!!! That's exactly why America is going to hell ladies and gentlemen! The great need of the hour is the old-time religion—preaching preachers, saw-dust trails, tent revivals, the hymns of the faith which appealed to the soul instead of CCM that appeals to the flesh, mourners benches, the King James Bible and the simplicity that is in Christ. Our air-conditioned church buildings, with lush padded pews, thick plush carpeting, stained-glass windows, crystal chandeliers and self-styled pastors with psychology degrees (a bunch of other junk we don't need) has placed a heavy burden upon the congregation to give, give, give, give, give!!!
A Building Is Not A Church
The early Church in Acts had no building, they met in each other's homes (Philemon 1:2). I'm not against church buildings, but the false notion that only a state-licensed 501c3 organization is a church is a fraud. A 501c3 is a business entity, not a New Testament Church. The 501c3 scam was created by the government as an effective means to control and silence the churches during the Communist takeover of America. It is working well! Over 35,000 pastors have already been recruited by Homeland Security to join Clergy Response Teams to quell the public during government takeover of our liberties and freedoms. God pity those ignorant and wicked pastors for biting hook, line and sinker the Devil's bait and trap.
Although a church may choose to operate under the umbrella of a 501c3 institution to avoid taxation, the truth is that a church doesn't need to be state-licensed to be a church in God's eyes. A church is not a building, and a house is not a home. A gathering of unsaved religious people is not a church. A church is an assembly of born-again Christians, with Christ in their midst, because He lives in them (1st Corinthians 3:16-16).
A House Is Not A Home
Our homes are in shambles across America. The television is as rotten as can be, corrupting people's minds. Children these days are spoiled brats, being led into the homosexual movement in the schools. Here's some sick facts about gays. I am so glad that I stopped watching TV a long time ago. For a while I started watching TV again, wondering what I was missing, particularly world news and documentaries. Honestly, I don't believe anyone can own a TV and be all that God wants them to be. Watching television hinders us from memorizing Scriptures. I guarantee you that people who watch TV with their idle time never memorize any Bible passages.
Revelation 3:15-16, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
It's not what you're doing that gets you to Heaven, it's where you're looking. Look to Jesus!
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