What a month. I've gone through so much, spiritually speaking, that I don't know where to begin. I guess it started with a (seemingly) random conversation with a youth pastor at the local Calvary Chapel. We started chatting, and he handed me and Dale (Moog) a gospel tract with a web address to Living Waters. Well, what I thought was just another cool, but goofy, website turned out to be an eye-opener. Let me explain... No, no, wait a minute. You should go ahead and visit www.livingwaters.com and check out their message. It's not one that most people have heard, and it's one that my spirit has been praying will return to this planet to reap a harvest before the devil has his way with the remaining damned. Oh, I know I sound heavy, but the Bible says that it's appointed a man once to die, then comes the judgment. Folks, it's so necessary that you review your life, think about it in terms of the 10 Commandments, and once you realize you have transgressed the law, and thus have sinned (1 Jn 3:4), repent (turn from your sin), and put your trust in Jesus.
See, there are a lot of people using other things as draw cards for salvation - love, joy, peace, and lasting fulfillment, among other things, say like prosperity (the old "health-and-wealth" gospel," which is no gospel at all!).
Jesus didn't come for you to have a great life. Look at St. Paul, Stephen (in Acts), and the apostles. They died for their faith. I can't think of the word "wonderful" while simultaneously hearing whip lashes, rocks being thrown as weapons, and nails being pounded through flesh. Jesus came "to seek and save that which was lost." That's it. We're lost through sin - transgressing the law of God, and God found us through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus. Please think about that today!