Day 79

Day 79 Reading – Deuteronomy Chapters 28-29

If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God . . . However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you Deuteronomy 28:1-2,15 NIV

Here is one of the sources of some of the bad theology that exists . . . Do good things and God will bless you, but IF you do bad things God will get you.

As in Haiti got what they deserved because they were the home of VooDoo and Japan got what they deserved because they were greedy and they attacked America.

Really?

Perhaps you missed the whole change from the Old Testament to the New Testament.

Perhaps you missed the moment (that was the cross) when God said enough of the law – it is now fulfilled.
NOW, God can have a relationship with an individual like He did with the prophets.
NOW, each of us can have a personal relationship with God.
NOW, each of us can be held accountable for our actions.
NOW, each shall be given one life and one judgement.

Stop the bad theology. Spread the word.

And be thankful that God is not waiting this day to pass judgement on your thoughts and deeds. You still have time to make your relationship right with God.

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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