WFW: God Says YES

February 24, 2010

WFW

I got an email this morning– one of those lousy “Forwards” emails. You know, like those chain emails that go on and on and on while people forward them to every aunt, uncle, and business associate… you know, those emails that are absolutely worthless. I thought I had seen them all when I got one about Bill Gates giving me money for every email I send through Windows Mail… but this latest one was a bunch of wacked-out religious nonsense. It’s called “God Said No.” Some things in the list are actually correct (such as stopping a habit is something we do, not something God magically does; but we’re supposed to do it with His strength), but others are sadly erroneous. I would think if we wanted to know what God was saying, we’d maybe check out the Scriptures instead of religious notions or goofy emails?! Here’s what God REALLY says:

Error: God strikes people with sickness or suffering to teach them a lesson or make them seek Him.

Then Peter opened his mouth and said, “Truly I see that God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation he who fears Him and works righteousness is accepted with Him. You know the Word which God sent … how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and He went about doing good, and healing all those who were oppressed by the Devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10: 34-38

Error: God wants you to be poor so that you won’t have cares about material things.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, for your sakes He became poor, in order that you might be made rich through His poverty. 2 Cor. 8:9

Error: God causes or “allows” bad things to happen in the world to humble you or scare you into serving Him.

And there arose a windstorm, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was now full. And He was in the stern of the boat, asleep on a headrest. And they awakened Him and said to Him, “Master, do You not care that we perish?” And He awakened and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:37-40

Error: God has a great big “Naughty or Nice” list in the sky, and has already decided who will go to heaven and who will go to hell (aka, predestination).

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3: 16

Error: God thinks money is the root of all evil.

For the love of money is a root of all evils, of which some having lusted after, they were seduced from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Tim 6:10

The end of the matter is:

For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God by us. 2 Corinthians 1:20

GOD SAYS YES. :wubs:

3 Responses to “WFW: God Says YES”

  1. Jay Says:

    This is EXCELLENT!

    James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

    Nice one, Rebecca! šŸ˜€

  2. The Other Alice Says:

    Amen and Hallelujah! “Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.” (2 Corinthians 3:4) šŸ˜€

  3. akaGaGa Says:

    After sending a semi-obnoxious email to my address book, and then getting a new email address, I am miraculously free of “Christian” email garbage. The ones that drove me the nuttiest ended with “you’ll get bad luck if you don’t forward this to 7 people within 7 minutes” or some such nonsense.

    How can “Christians” not see the difference between faith in God and faith in an email? Aarrgghhhh!!!!