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Conquering Temptation With Fear?

Anthony Weiner

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Are Pastors and Politicians simply  “losing their minds” in order to gain satisfaction of their hidden lusts?

 Weinergate is further documentation that we are in some serious trouble folks. Flagrant deception, covetousness, hypocrisy, camouflaged with  bold public  lies.

Dr. Russell Moore tackles the flagrant sin issue and goes to the root of the problem in his “Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner” article. 

 Moore is Dean of the School of Theology  at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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“Almost every adultery situation I’ve ever seen includes a cheating spouse who honestly believes that he or she is not going to get caught. The cheater often doesn’t want the marriage to end in divorce. Instead, like the characters in today’s headlines, he or she instead wants to keep everything the same: spouse, kids, and lover too. That’s irrational and completely contrary to the way the world works. Anyone can see that.

But you can convince yourself…or be convinced…that it will work for you. You’re special, after all. That’s the way temptation functions. We put consequences out of our minds, both temporal and eternal consequences. We start to believe that we are gods, with power over good and evil and life and death. And then we do crazy things.

This doesn’t have anything to do with intelligence. Satan is hyper-intelligent. And yet, even knowing that he will ultimately have his skull crushed, he rages all the more against Christ and his people, “because he knows his time is short” (Rev. 12:12). In terms of the most basic principles of military strategy, that’s crazy. What we need is not intelligence, but wisdom. Wisdom includes seeing where the way I want to go will lead (Prov. 14:12).


I don’t know who you are, reader, but I know you are probably not smarter than Anthony Weiner or Arnold Schwarzenegger or John Edwards. And neither am I. Both of us, you and I, are on the verge of wrecking our lives. We’re probably not on the verge of a situation quite like any of those men, but the gospel tells us we have vulnerabilities just the same, and they all can lead to destruction.The answer isn’t found in talent or in strategy or in brilliance. It’s found in fear, the fear of the Lord and the vision of his future.
Lord have mercy.”

http://www.russellmoore.com/2011/06/06/are-you-smarter-than-anthony-weiner/

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/06/07/the-fear-of-the-lord-and-the-tempatation-of-life-without-consequences/

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Posted by on June 7, 2011 in infidelity, marriage, temptation

 

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Will God Apologize To Satan?

Carlton Pearson was a national charismatic leader when he publicly advocated the heresy of “Universalism” aka “Ultimate Reconciliation”. He  eventually allied himself with practicing homosexuals and declared  his support for abortion.

These extracts from a 2006 news report are worth a few minutes of your time. Why? It’s about the  “servant of satan” [2 Corinthians s 11:13] defending Rob Bell in the video below. One masquerader defending another. Priceless!

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“…..Mr. Pearson still has an unshakable conviction in his controversial “gospel of inclusion” — the belief that everyone will go to heaven, regardless of his or her actions on earth. The high-profile pastor lost followers, his church building, money and prestige — especially among conservatives — after he started preaching a few years ago that the gates of heaven are open to everyone, even, theoretically, to Satan.

One prominent Pentecostal pastor, Clifford L. Frazier of St. Louis, summed up his reaction thusly: “He’s crazy.”

Unbowed by such rejection, Mr. Pearson maintains that he’s on the leading edge of what will eventually become mainstream theology.

“Within the next five years, everyone will be preaching inclusion,” he said after a recent service in borrowed space at an Episcopal church in Tulsa

In a 2000 interview with The Dallas Morning News, he said he no longer adhered to the “holiness or hell” credo that is a bedrock teaching of the Church of God In Christ and other black Pentecostal groups. He said he’d been having second thoughts for years about whether one needed to accept Jesus in order to be saved. He added that he could support abortion in “extreme situations” and that homosexuality should be “tolerated but not celebrated.”

Three years later, in another interview with The News, he went further. He said it was reasonable to believe that Satan could go to heaven if he would simply repent and tell God, “‘I competed with you, but I was wrong. I’m sorry.’

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/13829/the-fall-and-rise-of-carlton-pearson

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2011 in counterfeit, error, GOOOFY, heresy, Uncategorized

 

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