American Gospel…you gotta see this!

https://www.facebook.com/americangospelfilm/

watch on Vimeo

I just finished watching this movie and just want to say, it was very good!  I want to help get this out to everyone to see.  This really puts it all out there…the heresy of the WOF movement.  It is sickening to me now to think I’ve spent the past 5 years following many of these preachers…as well as others not even mentioned.  BUT how amazing is the grace and mercy of the One who saved me?

I want to tell you something and I want you to consider your own walk with God in the process.  Have you thought about it lately?  Have you made God into your image?  Is He your personal butler?  Genie in a bottle?  Santa Claus? God is sovereign; He is holy.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever but we keep trying to change Him into something He is not.

I went from the Catholic Church to nothing, then I got saved and wandered into the “Seeker Sensitive/WOF” movement.  How do I know I was saved?  Well, because my desires changed.  Once I was saved I wanted to learn about God.  I wanted to know Him…He became what was important in my life.  I knew I wanted to help other Catholics who grew up like I did, not knowing God but thinking I was “okay” because I was in the “one true church”.  When He saved me, I didn’t belong to any church.  I didn’t know where to go or what to do.  The “Seeker Sensitive/WOF” atmosphere is, at first sight, very welcoming.  You hear a lot about the love of God.  From my perspective, I thought that was the “good news”.  I believed God was finished with me.  I knew I was a bad person; if I were God, I would have squished me like a bug a long time ago.  The day He saved me I fell to my knees and repented of my sinfulness.  I cried out to Him and asked Him to change my life.  He didn’t speak to me audibly but I knew He was real.  I knew I had to learn about him.  Through a number of different ways, I found myself drawn to a Mega Church in Texas.  I believe I gained a lot of knowledge on the love of God there.  I remember wondering why I never heard of true godly repentance though.  The fact that I had already repented made this seem like a moot point. I also wondered why the preachers never really spoke much about sin, but again, I had confessed my sin to God and repented so I didn’t dwell on that either.  For the past 5 years I have moved around quite a bit and it has been a challenge to find a church that made me “feel” like I did at my first non-denominational church.  I’ve met a lot of nice, sincere people at all of the churches I’ve attended but I began questioning things I was hearing and seeing.  Actually it was more like I began questioning what I wasn’t seeing and wasn’t hearing.  It wasn’t until I really started reading the Bible for myself and praying for God to remove any false teaching from my life that I started to see things as I’m seeing them now.  And look at what is happening now…all the things I’ve been wondering about and praying about are beginning to show up in things like this movie…and on the blogs I’ve been reading.

This proves to me that God is sovereign…and He is patient and He is kind and He is merciful.  He is still working on me.  As I continue to seek Him and His truth He is revealing it to me.  It’s a process.  If I chose the “wrong” path but continue to seek the “right” path He will continue to redirect my steps.  Man plans his way but the Lord directs our steps (Proverbs 16:9).  The problem is when we let our pride tell us we are right and don’t truly seek Him! Turn to Him now; Ask Him to reveal the truth to you and your family.  Ask Him to lead you on the path of righteousness.  I believe the Bible is the true and living word of God and He says if we seek Him we will find Him.  Keep seeking!  He will be found.

One thing I read on Twitter today that I thought was rather interesting…I’ve corrected his typo in the excerpt below but you can read the original here: @BibChr

There are countless ways to God — as many as there are religions or philosophies. They all lead to God. However, only one way leads to Him as Father — and not Judge, Jury and Executioner (John 14:6).

I really like that.


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