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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Excuse me?

It has been a minute since I have written anything outside of an answer to question prompts in the discussion room on my virtual blackboard or a paper that has been due on the Sunday of each week!

This week in my worldviews class, a fellow student that I have talked back and forth with asked me what I thought about a certain TV Evangelist and her message regarding a thing she dubbed 'resurrection seed'.

Here is what I think:

The word of God makes it CLEAR that you CANNOT BUY your way into heaven! It also clearly warns against FALSE PROPHETS and FALSE TEACHERS!

(Ephesians 2:8, NASB) For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God)

GIFT of God!

When is the last time you were asked by anyone to pay for a gift?

There are some things in this life that I am 100% certain about. I will NOT be swayed. One of those things is the truth that God is faithful to His promises. If He says something is a gift of Him, then its a gift and it will never have a cost tied to it, other than deciding to accept that we are all sinners.

Not one of us is righteous. This too is revealed in the word of God:

(1 John 1-2:1-3, NASB) This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. [6] If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; [7] but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His son cleanses us from all sin. [8] If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. [9] If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [10] If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; [2] and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. (2006)

Where in that do you read about a financial propitiation being the 'seed' that will sow your way into heaven?

NOWHERE in the word of God will you read such ludicrous claims!

If you have not heard about this news, click here for the full scoop.

I truly could not believe my eyes and at first thought perhaps it was a joke. But it's not a joke. It's a crying shame. I cannot believe this woman is a senior pastor of any church claiming to be Christian!

I won't even go into the Scripture she references as to why this dollar amount makes sense.

I read the article in utter shock and disbelief.

This my friends, in my opinion, is news!This to me is a sign of the times.

I knew that there were churches around that weren't doing justice to the word of God. I'm just taken aback at the cruelty this lie truly inflicts.

It is my prayer that the eyes of many are opened to the truth. I pray they are enlightened enough to seek the possibility that one could buy their way to redemption and in turn come to the knowledge that there is no mention of such a way.

Just as God has given us Free Will, He has also made it clear that grace is a gift of God. It has no price tag. There is no magical key. No 'resurrection seed'. Just faith by grace.

Read the Bible for yourself. Don't take my word for it! I can share my own personal history with God that dates back to childhood. He actually called me forth to write it. I promise you my story is not pretty, but what God has done with it is truly something else. He gave me a message to spread and it is why it is the main title to every book I have written as well as the name of my blog and my ministry in all essence. I am the messanger delivering the simple message that, "You are worthy too." This offer of grace is available for those of the whole world!

Today I invite you to read the true life tale of a girl who knows God as we are all meant to know Him! "You are Worthy Too: The Proof is in the Pudding"

Wendy Glidden, mom of many, walks with God

© Wendy Glidden 2016
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