Friday, 16 March 2018

Boasting about Your so-called "Blessings" leads to Hell

Many in the modern Western church love to talk about how "blessed" they are, because they have a nice house, luxury car, fulfilling well-paying job with good work conditions, good marriage, and good children, regular holidays, and a big network of friends.

Such is a false and deception view of what it means to be truly blessed, which has taken the Church by storm. Their boasting, they think, is a means of glorifying God, but it is not. It is an abomination to God: Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished (Proverbs 16:5).

Woe to you who love to boast about your so-called "blessings", and parade it in front of everyone. You may think you are so favoured by God because of what you have, but you are not. You are full of perversion and pride. You think God loves you more than the believers in the poorer nations, because you have more wealth, health and prosperity? You think you have a special status before God because you are more 'prosperous'? You even think you are truly prosperous because you have more earthly possessions?

If you think that way, you mind is darkened, totally influenced by the doctrines of the "prosperity gospel". You may say that you don't go to a "prosperity gospel" church but a good, Bible-believing conservative evangelical church. Well, that makes no difference, if you think you are more "blessed" then others because you have more earthly prosperity.

The Bible also tells us not to cause others to stumble into sin (1 Corinthians 8; Romans 14:13-23). Many in the modern Western church are guilty of this in their boasting of their prosperity, which stirs up much envy, covetousness, jealousy, and unfaithfulness to God. That is exactly how boasting about one's prosperity causes people to stumble.

Woe to those of you who love to boast about how "blessed" you are because of your money, house, car, marriage, family, job, vocation, friends, power or influence are in danger of God's judgment. You are not "blessed", but are cursed if you do not repent of your pride, and your way of causing others to stumble into Hell.

Pride is a sin against God, just as lying, stealing, fornication, adultery, and using God's name in vain. God is justly angry at sin and must punish sin because He is good. That punishment is eternity in Hell, a place of torment and suffering. God is a God full of mercy and grace. God is love. So, He does not desire that anyone be thrown into Hell. That is why He sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ to die for your sins so that if you turn from your sins and place your faith in Jesus, God can wipe away your sins. When God wipes away your sins, you are right before God, and He gives you eternal Life in Heaven.

Eternal life in Heaven is a free gift from God. You cannot earn or work for it. Your good works cannot grant you a place in Heaven. It is only by turning from your sins, and placing your faith in Jesus Christ that you can be saved from God's wrath, and be given eternal Life in Heaven.

Turn from your sins and trust in Jesus Christ today while you still have time.