The Dangers of a Teddy Bear God
Today's healthy tip:
Listen to this message:
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 4:7-10
The best test for your beliefs is if you are willing to die for them, and the best test of love for another is if you are willing to give your life in their place. I am willing to wager that none of the proponents of the false gospels that have poisoned the world today, like the prosperity gospel or the social justice gospel or the climate change gospel, are willing to die for what they believe — let alone suffer miserably for their many followers.
Everything is peachy until you have to make a choice between life or death, and the reason early Christians endured heinous acts of violence and persecution wasn’t because they were social justice warriors, promoted unity, prosperity, believed they were making it to heaven by being good or cared about anything in the material world. They knew the truth of the eternal life that awaited them in exchange for their faith and were willing to put even their lives at stake for that truth — a level of love and character that is completely alien to the woke culture of our current generation.