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September 28, 2010

THE GOSPEL of GOD, REBORN

Filed under: Writing — William D. Simpson @ 12:44 AM

The observance of a religious ideal of your choosing is not enough…

Nicodemus was a teacher of the Pentateuch. His life was the observance of Jewish law. If anyone had the right to think of themselves as righteous, Nicodemus did. Of all of Israel’s religious leaders, he was the only Pharisee who gave reverence to Jesus. But, Scripture reveals that Jesus rebuked him openly to penetrate his ideology, and cause him to realize that apart from GODs involvement in His divine work of salvation, Nicodemus would be damned.

Fast-forward to 2010. Many evangelical church pastors, theologians and seminary professors, leaders of the Emergent Movement, and the proponents of today’s liberal Christian psychology, have grossly misinterpreted the intended meaning of 2 Timothy 4:1-5.

I CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom: Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching. For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions. As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.

Where in this exhortation can it be assumed that Christianity is to be the weak and morally compromised, all-inclusive emergent dialogue, that doesn’t dare offend today’s postmodern/anti-Christian culture? IT DOES’NT.

There is no reference in all of Scripture, where Christians, the disciple of Jesus Christ, are commanded to or encouraged to listen to what people think and how people feel, to determine how the Gospel is to be presented. Christians do not share the Gospel; they are to preach the Gospel. Boldly!
Truth presented within the cloak of compassion, is the example given by Jesus and the Apostles, towards those who are sincere and truly repentant.
Truth accompanied by the pronouncement of judgment, is the evidence given by Jesus and the Apostles, towards false teachers and those who are hardened to the Gospel’s message of repentance.

This world is fallen, and separated from GOD because of sin. Nor can fallen humanity approach GOD on their terms. GOD, in His infinite wisdom, has determined how what was created will come into His presence. Your help in the dialogue of popular opinion is not needed. What about this don’t you understand?

GOD can be no clearer than the statement He made in John 6:44:

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.

And affirmed by the Apostle Paul in Acts 4:10-12:

Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone. Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

The regeneration of humanity cost GOD His deity, and His sinless life, through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, upon the cross of Calvary. The person’s life, that has been truly transformed by the Gospel of GOD, realizes that salvation is not a collective effort. Salvation is GODs free gift to humanity, and only by the divine work of GODs Spirit indwelling the regenerated spirit and the renewed mind of that person, can salvation be obtained.

It needs to be said again: “GOD is not concerned with nor persuaded by your perception of how things should be done.” The rule of law we are to live by is revealed in the Bible and to deviate from what Scripture teaches in any way, is to practice a false religion.
The churches, synagogues, temples and mosques encompassing all religious beliefs and meditations, consciences or practices are full of people who think they’re safe, but are in danger of busting hell wide open. When, to their shock, as they stand before an angry GOD with no atonement for their sins, they realize the Bible has been correct all this time.

The preaching of GODs wrath is a subject ministers of today’s easy gospel avoid because of its offensiveness to the hearer. The one common thought among every class of people is that if GOD is a GOD of love, then why would He condemn people to such a terrible place as hell? The truth revealed in Scripture proves GOD doesn’t: you condemn yourself.
There is a price to be paid for the atrocities committed against GOD. This is why the Bible teaches Jesus became the atonement for sin and by doing so, the wrath of GOD has been turned away from the sinner who repents and cries out to Jesus for salvation. But for those of you who choose not to, the day is coming when you will stand alone before GOD to give an account for what you have done. As you find yourself on the other side of GODs grace. There will be no compassion for your cries, no mercy or pity, but only the fierce execution of GODs eternal wrath upon your rebellion of His Sovereignty.

Can we even begin to imagine just how frustrated with humanity GOD must be? The arrogance of people, and the flaunting of their sin in the face of GOD, is leading up to that terrible day of reckoning. But there is still hope. Like GOD has done in times past before His judgment comes, He is warning people of the consequences of their behavior.

This is not the time for friendly dialogue between people of different faiths. Those who claim to be Christian, who then will not defend the inerrancy of Scripture, are liars, and do not know the truth. Evidenced by the secular humanist world-view that dominates world-religions, and the reason why world societies are anti-Christian, and therefore, are anti-GOD.

“IT IS FINISHED”, ends all discussion. The preaching of the uncompromised Gospel of GOD, which has within itself, the power to convict people of their sin and to transform one’s life, is the only hope for today’s depraved and dying humanity.
Herein is the difference between the false apostate church and the elect of GOD. And is the reason why the world is so messed up. The blind cannot lead the blind. But, GOD is moving upon the hearts of His true disciples, to begin again, to preach the awesome fear of creations holy and sovereign Judge.

Watch what I say come to pass.

“GOD chooses not milktops destitute of backbone, to wear His glory upon their faces. We have plenty of men made of sugar, nowadays, that melt into the stream of popular opinion; but these shall never ascend into the hill of the Lord, nor stand in His holy place, nor wear the tokens of His glory.”
CHARLES H. SPURGEON

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  1. […] THE GOSPEL of GOD, REBORN « William Simpson's Blog […]

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  2. Not only is God getting his church in order. I believe he chastizing some of the ministers of the five fold minister when they got the totally number of saints in their corner focusing on the fleshly man who God made use as a tool to lay hand on people for deliverance and healing etc. people see things happening and the people put these ministers of the five fold ministry on high pedestal and some of these ministers take God’s glory because your flesh will accept the praises from people if you allow your flesh to received it. Some ministers need a reality check to realizing that we are MESSAGERs of God that all. This is reality check for the whole body of Christ if you have hidden demons in you that are laying dorm in you and you cannot handle it. Pray and be honest with the Lord asked for deliverance from this demon and get counseling with a true deliverance ministry to get these demons cast out you. But some saints love their demons and don’t want to be deliver. God always give us warning (by the Holy Spirit) to clean up our act and confess/repent our sin, but we play with it. Until a time like this happen where your sin is exposed openly. God love us. He give us many changes to clean up our act. We take it for a joke about our spiritual walk. It also a wake up call that our focus should be totally on the message that God give the messager and make a self examination and a change. But we focus on the messenger how great he bring forth the message and exalting the fleshly messager instead of JESUS>

    Comment by Doreathea Williams — September 30, 2010 @ 1:52 AM | Reply

  3. I am a preacher and minister called of God. I know no other way to do anything else, because this is not what I do, it is who I am. In preaching the Word of God and to call myself a Christian, I must represent or re-present (to present again) Christ to the world. The only way to become an effective ambassador of Christ is to study and show myself approved to the One in whom I believe. Jesus called regular men to carry His Word to the world and His example He set before them was shown on many levels.

    In healing, He would speak the Word before even before getting up off the ground to go to someone’s house and the person would be healed. To another, he would spit on the ground, make clay and put it on a set of eyes to allow a man to see. Still, to another, He would wait over a period of several days to respond to a request for a healing and then, show up at the grave and call the man out.

    In life-change, to one, He would sit at a well and talk to a woman of her immediate need, which was water, so He could help her understand on a level in which she would relate. To another, He would reassure a woman caught in the very act of sin to let her know He would show her grace and commission her to sin no more. The scribes and Pharisees, or the “church people,” He would confront them with strong statements and phrases, such as “brood of vipers” and tell them they have “dead men’s bones” or He would take on the role of church custodian and aggressively clean house and rebuke the “church people” for treating the Lord’s house as a den of thieves in stead of what it was intended for, which was a house of prayer.

    The pattern of Jesus was, there was no pattern. He would approach different people on different levels in different ways. He held people accountable to what they knew. From the sinner who did not set foot in the synagoge to the leaders of the synagoge, He was at opposite ends of the spectrum in how He spoke to them, not what He spoke to them. The common denominator in all of this was, He never, ever compromised the message, but He did handle the approach differently depending on the person. He had the same message for the woman caught in the act of adultery to go and sin no more as He did for the church people, to repent and turn themselves over to Him and recognize Him as the Messiah. His finger would point in anger at the pharisees over the blatant rebellion of His authority and then His finger would turn around and write in the ground in silence at the questions from the same men on how to handle the woman in sin.

    There have been times that I have sit with a person and talked with them who had not known of the love of God and shared with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have prayed with them as they wept over their sins and watched as their very countenance changed over their newfound freedom from their sins in Jesus. I have also spoke and preached with the persona of Peter in Acts 2 when he spoke harshly to men and women under the power of the Holy Ghost the need for repentance. The point is, I allowed the Holy Spirit to lead me in not only what to say, because I knew the un-compromised message of Jesus Christ and salvation was what was called for, but also how to say it. God has no “cookie-cutter approach.” If He did, then men would try and find the formula on how to manipulate men and women into repentance. God does not work through man’s manipulation, but through repentance. The message of Christ is the only way, but my re-presenting of Jesus must be Spirit led because I am presenting Him to a world that has countless views on who He is and it is my responsibility to with one person to show Him with an example of talking about water and to another confront with a strong, hard message to the rebellious.

    I am a preacher called by God. This is my assignment and I will carry it out. I will NOT compromise HIS message, but I will let the Spirit of God to lead me in HOW to give someone the message.

    Comment by Jeff Padgett — October 12, 2010 @ 9:21 PM | Reply

  4. Great stuff :o)

    Comment by darrellcreswell — December 3, 2010 @ 11:41 PM | Reply

    • Thank you, Darrell. This material is taken from my book. Hope you will read.

      Comment by William D. Simpson — December 4, 2010 @ 3:45 AM | Reply


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