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Whose Idea Was It?

You're probably going to hear the same message here over and over again. That's because the Gospel is very simple.  WE were the ones that made it complicated - not Jesus! 

There are only two choices in the universe - Good and Evil.  If you believe in the Bible, then Jesus wears the white hat and Satan wears the black hat.  That's it, there's no third choice.  The nature of Good is that it has to be ALL good. That is, it has to be pure.  If there is even a little Evil in the Good, then it's corrupt and stops being Good.  Evil doesn't have that constraint.  You see Evil can mix a little good in with itself (and often does) to built credibility or suck people in.  You only have to have a little Evil to spoil the whole thing.

So, you see, it's all very simple.  You just step back and ask,  "Whose idea was that?"

Here's a little game to try.


Whose Idea Was It?
The rules are simple and this is good practice. Just print it off and draw a line from each item to the one you think was most responsible! See? Very simple. And fun for the whole family!
(Printable version here)

  • Sexual abuse of kids by clergy

  • 33,000 denominations

  • "Get Rich Quick" Gospel

  • Clergy with multi-million dollar homes

  • Churches deeply in debt

  • Church leaders having affairs

  • Completely ignoring preaching on the consequences of sin

  • Church splits over personality differences or secondary theological issues

  • Measure and rank churches (and pastors) by attendance, baptism or income numbers

  • Christians demographically indistinguishable from the non-Christians.

  • 91% of all Christian outreach/evangelism does not target non-Christians but targets other Christians

  • Despite Christ’s command to evangelize, 67% of all humans from AD 30 to the present day have never even heard of his name.

  • 90% of all Christian materials printed in English,  but just 8% of the world speaks English.

  • More Christians have been martyred in the last 100 years than all others years since AD 30 combined

  • Evangelical churches with chandeliers worth hundreds of thousands of dollars

  • Most churches spend 95% of their money on themselves. Just 0.01% reaches the most unreached.

  • Christians in the USA average 2% giving to the church and 50% spending on discretionary products for their own comforts.

  • Four Christians churches on the four corners of one intersection unwilling to talk to each other.  All duplicating resources.

 

Jesus
Prince of Peace, Savior, Redeemer, Son of God
Most common characteristics:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, sacrifice.
Word to Live By:
"Love Your Neighbor As Yourself."

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Satan
Prince of Darkness, Destroyer, Deceiver, Snake
Most common characteristics:
immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, boasting, and things like these.
Word to Live By:
"Does that guy REALLY think he's better than you?"

 

 


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