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Violence Against Truth
August 27, 2014
| By: Sam McVay, Jr. |
Category: Mid-week Devotion
"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed". Galatians 1:8,9
The reports of violence in the earth are staggering at times. Yesterday I received an email prayer request about an area in northern Iraq where ISIS is systematically beheading children. It is hard to process the genocide that is happening physically by supposed "God-followers". But as bad as this is, it in no way compares to the violence that has been committed against the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The greatest truth on the planet is the accurate and transforming truth about Jesus Christ. Because the revelation of Jesus is the only way for true transfer out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God- it suffers the greatest violence on the planet.
Lies, or twisted truths, about Jesus are the enemies greatest acts of violence. Whether it is words of unbelief that Jesus is not who he says he is, or it is the making of "another gospel" the enemy is at work to attack the revelation of Jesus in any way that he can. So we see atheism and agnosticism violently opposing the truth of Jesus. But we also see other religions as well as cults disguising themselves as "Christian" violently opposing the accurate truth about Jesus. All of these have come, and are increasingly coming, to pervert peoples faith by presenting a different gospel which will destroy lives now and eternally. Paul says, let them be accursed!
So we offer the next weeks of teachings to equip you all to be lovers of and defenders of the truth about Jesus Christ. There is no life or blessing for you anywhere else except in the radical faith-focused embrace of Jesus Christ. We must labor to stay focused on Jesus so that subtly our faith is not
(1) perverted by lies from the enemy or
(2) diverted by distracting religious doctrines from religion.