HOGWASH‼️ ➖Daily Word - Jan.23.19 - Pastor Sheliah
“I’m sure it doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as you are sincere!” To which I loudly declare: “HOGWASH!”
I can remember when I was 17 and a lady that I respected, who was a Sunday School teacher, said those exact words to me and it was if she had stabbed me in the gut! But there are many who embrace that belief!
Somehow there was a “revolution” – even in some religious circles – in the 50s and 60s, and folks, who thought themselves so “intelligent” begin to buy into secular humanism concerning evolution, abortion and situation ethics – all cleverly disguised lies from the same deceiver that enticed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. All of this “hogwash” denying the Power of God and mistakenly believing that they could be their own god!
I repeat! “Hogwash!” (“Hogwash” can also be defined as “Nonsense!”)
We can blame the deceiver – the devil – Satan – who is the “father of lies” (as described by Jesus in John 8:44) for presenting all the wrong choices, but it is obvious that our thinking is all wrong unless we have the “mind of Christ”! And wrong thinking – no matter how sincere it is – leads to wrong living. “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)
Thank God that “Christ died for us” – to redeem, renew and restore our minds that we might experience His Mind, His thoughts, His heart, His love
Here’s something about which you can be “sincere” and know it is true!
Reading in Romans 5:8-10 – we are reminded again of the wonderful Cross and the redemption that is ours in Jesus Christ: “God put His love on the line for us by offering His Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him. Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way … just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of His resurrection life!”
“Now that we have actually received this amazing relationship with God … We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!” (Romans.5:11).
Yes! It does matter “what you believe” because “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs.16:25). Though some folks are very “sincere” about their beliefs – they are “sincerely wrong!” It’s all “Hogwash”!
Jesus is still the only “Way, the Truth and the Life” and “no one comes to the Father except by Him!” (John.14:6).
~Shelia Hart Artt=========
~P.S. Perhaps “Hogwash” is a new term to you! Well, I’m from the deep south where I often heard the exclamation “Hogwash!” and understood it to mean something that is totally untrue! So…kinda taking you back to my “roots” today!