Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Well You THOUGHT Wrong!

I've read THIS article with great interest. A man in Tennessee "neglects"(thought wrong) to pay for fire protection, man's house is on fire, man calls the fire department, they refuse to put out the fire, man's house burns down, man is mad because they did not put out the fire. And here is the kicker spoken by the man himself. "'I thought they'd come out and put it out, even if you hadn't paid your $75, but I was wrong,' said Gene Cranick"(article). Well, you THOUGHT wrong!

This idea that someone else will carry the load is invading our society at rapid speed. Someone else is supposed to pay for my car, my appliances, my insurance, my medical and the list goes on and on. And even when I "should" have paid and did not, oh well, they'll take care of me anyway.

I am not going to point to any great reference to substantiate what I am about to say but rather rely upon my own point of reference and experiences that I have been partaker of and have observed. Theological Liberalism's fruit is beginning to ripen. This concept invaded the Church and is now fully fruited in society. This concept, that you owe me whether I have met the standard or not, was bred in the philosophies of man as a push against God. Justification without Sanctification was and is pandered. Rights without responsibilities was and is pandered. Actions without consequences was and is pandered. We have negated and neglected God's Word which so clearly and importantly tells us that a man reaps what he sows. Where one does not sow, one does not reap. But make no mistake, everyone is sowing something and will reap from that sowing.

Fast forward to the Judgement. How many millions will use this man's response before God but to no avail. How many people standing at the precipice of hell will respond with, "I thought Jesus would come out and put out the fires of hell for me, even if I hadn't accepted salvation on His terms, but I was wrong." Just like for this man, there will be no salvation after the fact. No insurance company would sell this man a policy while his house is on fire. No insurance company would sell a man a policy while a storm is in the Gulf of Mexico. No insurance company will sell a burial policy after the individual is dead. And no, Jesus will not save anyone after death who did not trust Him before death.

Socialism-legal theft according to man. Liberalism-spiritual truth according to man. There is a way which seems right to man but the end thereof is death or as I titled this post, you THOUGHT wrong.


Byron said...

Luke, how are you doing? I have not taken time to keep up with you. Sorry. For some reason, you've been on my mind. Guess because I see your wife post things on Facebook. Lol.

selahV said...

Luke, powerful thoughts...and it does seem as though the whole world thinks everyone else owes them something--be it a service, a hand-out, or a free ride. Didn't tie the liberalism being taught (even in our churches of yore), could have played a part in this. Tis thought-provoking. selahV

Luke said...


I answered you in an email. I trust that you got it.

Mrs. V,

Thanks for the kind words. While there is nothing new under the sun, it certainly seems new to us as each generation deals with the repetitive ideas of the past. One thing that does appear clear to me though is that we have lost the pioneer spirit. There are some that still have it but few. I guess it will be recaptured if we inhabit the moon or Mars.

selahV said...

Mars? hmmmn...well, hopefully the Lord will return before we go there.

Luke said...

I hope the Lord returns soon too! But wouldn't it be neat to be able to travel to Mars for vacation? Imagine the view of the sky from Mars.

On second thought, I bet it is much harder to grow a garden on Mars than on earth. Think I'll stick with the place God put us.

Byron said...

Luke: thank you for your email. I haven't exactly been busy; I've just been seriously lacking motivation to do ANYTHING at all. Oh well, that happens. Glad you are well! (SelahV hope all is well with you too!)