SUNDAY, August 22
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-16
Revelation 2:12-16 describes the church at Pergamos. What if our church was like Pergamos and we did not discern it? What would a Sunday morning look like if Jesus began to fight us with a sword? Would people die among us? I suppose the question we want to ask ourselves is, if Jesus is so invested in the church that He is willing to come and fight against those who are perverting it with the sword of His mouth, what can we expect of the apostate among us? What can we expect that sword to do to those who call themselves Christians but ordain homosexual priests. What could happen to those who embrace apostate doctrine like universal salvation? What about those who move in the gifts but practice lawlessness according to Matthew 7? Would they survive? Some teach everybody will be saved – no they will not. Not even close! Broad is the way that leads to destruction and narrow is the way that leads to Life! Jesus said many will go the way of destruction and few would find the gate to Life. Universal salvation says just the opposite and it’s apostate error, even when it appears in a popular novel.