Monthly Archives: October 2011

The “New and Improved” Gospel

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I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. 1. John 2:26 NLT

For some years now, many have tried to revamp the Gospel in an attempt to deceive and mislead the people of the world – including and especially the Christian believers – and have in many cases successfully done so, with three major modifications of sound doctrine:

1.         The Prosperity Gospel. According to those who preach this form of Gospel, God has promised every believer who sows into their ministry that they will become wealthy, rich, millionaires, yes even billionaires. But in reality, this is nothing but the Gospel of greed, preached by those who are lusting after your money to make personal profit! The apostle Paul and Peter spoke up against these false preachers.

You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us. 2. Corinthians 2:17 NLT

In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction [...]

October Blues

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It feels different from the September Blues. I know that a change is coming, and I am trying to keep up with the preparations in this time of transition. This October Blues feels so much different than the trying and testing September Blues, as I am moving through the changes, the cold, and the ever increasing darkness. It feels less speedy and more authentic.

In fact, you could say that as long as we are alive, something is always growing, something is always dying, or you could also say, God is somehow always busy changing something!

Just a week ago, I was walking through the streets of the extremely noisy and busy New York City, and now I am sitting in the kitchen of a home in a quiet Danish town staring outside the window, thinking about what Jesus Christ told me when I first became a believer in Him in the eighties.

So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own. Luke 14:33 NLT

He went on to say; If you love me, obey my commandments. John 14:15 NLT

I did what He asked of me, and after all these years [...]