What is HEDONISM? The pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.
THE OPPOSITE OF HEDONISM IS ACTUAL LOVE – FOR TRUE LOVE IS SELF-DENIAL.
John 12:24 – I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.
Jesus declared that unless there is death to self – then we cannot produce greatness and a harvest for Him.
Let’s just be straight forward – MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS ARE GOOD WITH THE GOD THING AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT COST THEM ANYTHING.
THE BIBLE SAYS THIS WILL BE THE CONDITION OF THE WORLD & CHURCH IN THE LAST DAYS…..
For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane. [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God. For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them]. (2 Timothy 3:2-5 AMP)
The church world has slid into the mindset of “ME”
What can I do to make myself happy?
What can I do to feel comfortable?
What can I do to appease my flesh?
We live the same as the world and wonder why the church has no power!
I don’t feel like going to church today!
I don’t feel like reading the Word or spending time in prayer.
I don’t feel comfortable sharing my faith.
I don’t want to get out of bed, it is my only day to sleep in.
HEDONISM HAS CREATED A POWERLESS GOSPEL!
How did Jesus live? How did He have GREAT SUCCESS?
Read tomorrow and find out what TRUE LOVE IS ALL ABOUT!!
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His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy