“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 MKJV).
You talk about “coming back,” but to what? You haven't had a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, so what is there to come back to? A feeling? Isn't repentance and obedience through faith
needed now in order to have so much more than a feeling - the immense privilege and reality of walking with God, pleasing Him and having eternal life?
Did you read the other links I gave you in the last letter? Read about faith, too. You've been indoctrinated and tainted by men's Diabolical Doctrines
. But as I said - you can be “undeceived” by hearing the Word of God that cultivates faith. Read generously on our site and believe the truth of the Scriptures.
Read Houston, Brian: Partying “Down Under,” MegaChurch Style
, regarding Hillsong, brought up in your letter. You're mistaken about representatives of this organization bearing good fruit. They and their works are corrupt, despite outward appearances to the contrary. Remember, the Pharisees also did good works and appeared righteous to men:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outside, but inside they are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so you also appear righteous to men outwardly, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” (Matthew 23:27-28 MKJV).
You don't need to take our word for these things, Meegan. We're not giving you our opinion
. We're telling you what we've learned from the Lord and what is confirmed by the Scriptures we've applied and explained on our site.
You can't follow the Lord by studying the lives of those professing to be men of God, even if they're authentic. You need your own oil that comes by exercising faith in the One Whom true men of God preach. The Lord Jesus Christ has a unique relationship and purpose, living and dynamic, for each person He calls to be His son or daughter.
But count the cost, because following the Lord will cost you everything. It means losing your life:
“Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it” (Luke 17:33 KJV).
Matthew 8:20-22 MKJV
(20) And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.
(21) And another of His disciples said to him, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.
(22) But Jesus said to him, Follow Me, and let the dead bury their dead.
“And every one that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My Name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first” (Matthew 19:29-30 KJV).
If you will be pleasing to God you will be displeasing to men, but it will be far more than worth it, in this life and the next.
“…looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and sat down at the right of the throne of God”
(Hebrews 12:2 MKJV).
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