COMMON CHRISTIAN LIE – part 2
“God Will Not Put More on You Than You Can Bear”
WHO’S GOD IS GOD?
As a continuation of my last post, lets delve a little deeper into this very commonly taught Christian lie, that is, “God will not put more on you than you can bear.” This particular lie is probably one of the most popular of all “sacred cows” that needs to be barbecued and done away with forever. And thanks be to God, that even though many Christian preachers stand up and boldly denounce and come against many truths of God’s Word, thank God that in these last days that their are many Spirit-filled ministers who are not ashamed to stand up with equal boldness as declare the undeniable truth of God’s Word! At times, it seems like we’re in a similar experience as the prophet of the Old Testament who went head to head with the prophets of the false god in a public setting, to see who’s God was the true and living God. Except, it seems as if we are going head-to-head with our own brothers and sisters in the Lord too often. Of course, we know, as the scripture says, “that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against evil demon spirits.” (paraphrase) But, I must admit, that I have had a harder time convincing religious Christians that God is actually good, and not the author and orchestrator of evil, than I have with unbelievers. Many Christian preachers preach a God that is angry with His children. They preach a God that is judging and assessing you on your faults, instead of on His own faithfulness and goodness. Whatever you do, don’t fall victim to false doctrines that make you afraid of your Father. Don’t embrace doctrines that make you fear your Father as a mad, wrathful God, but rather embrace teachings that make you want to draw you close to your loving Father.
TAKE IT FROM JAMES
The Bible says in James 1:17, “Every GOOD gift, and every PERFECT gift comes down from the Father of lights, who never changes.” (paraphrase) Notice, God only gives gifts that are what the scripture says, good and perfect. He doesn’t give gifts that cause pain, suffering, and death. He doesn’t give gifts that are bad and imperfect. I mean, the main Gift that God ever gave us was Jesus. Did Jesus go around causing pain for people? Did He go around filling people’s body’s with sickness and disease? Did He kill mother’s at the moment of their child’s birth? No, He most certainly did not! But, today, for some reason, we think that the Lord has changed His character and started doing these kinds of things. Well, I’m here to boldly declare to you that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He didn’t cause suffering, torment, and death in people’s lives when He physically walked on the earth, and He absolutely doesn’t now! He ONLY does good! He heals the sick. He doesn’t make people sick. He raises the dead. He doesn’t cause death. He provides. He doesn’t make you go without. Ladies and gentleman, may it be forever settled within you: GOD IS GOOD! He gets blamed for most of the havoc that goes on in the world, but the truth is, Jesus “came to preach the Gospel to the poor, to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, to recover the sight of the blind, to free them that are bruised, and to preach the acceptable, glorious freedom of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18) That is the Jesus of the Bible. Get to know Him. Stay far away from the so-called Jesus that is looking to ZAP you every time you make a mistake. Too many Believer’s know their doctrine better than they know their God. Instead of letting your God be determined by your doctrine, how about getting to know your God, and let your doctrine and belief’s be shaped in accordance with the God that you intimately and personally know.