Don't be deceived

An email message from a concerned Christian

“I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.

The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” John 10:1-5 

Those are powerful words from our Saviour, Jesus Christ, and yet far too many do not hear His voice but walk boldly in the wrong direction.
One need only to watch a few minutes of "Christian" television or listen to a radio broadcast to understand why. We are offered It's Supernatural, Your Best Life Now, The Prophetic Whisper, Changing Your World.... Harold Camping via radio and soon to be billboards across the land proclaim the Rapture will occur on May 21, 2011 with the end of the world following in October. We are also promised if we will give enough money and give it NOW - we will receive our blessing albeit our healing, a financial miracle, whatever we want - just name it and claim it.
Catholics, Muslims, Mormons, Christians all worship the same god they preach, so come together - unify - and help fight hunger and poverty around the world - aka the social gospel.  Millions is spent on books, Cd's and DVDs to teach "christian' Yogi, the deliverance ministry or how to build a seeker friendly church - meet the needs of the people they say - the carnal needs that is. While ignoring the spiritual needs of the masses thousands are dying daily without hope, without peace without God.
The gospel has been so watered down and few read and study the Bible that many do not even realize they are being deceived. Touting the praises of The Shack, and Purpose Driven Life using it in Bible Study on Sunday morning, selling it in their bookstores, running to see the latest "christian" movies, Avatar, Twilight, Harry Potter...
We MUST get our lives aligned with His, We MUST "study to show ourselves approved - a workman that need not be ashamed." We MUST seek to be conformed to His image -

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

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