GROOVY GURU’S AND GOOEY GUMDROPS

Just a thought or two, to follow through with EN GARDE, just in case you were ambushed by a swordsman that was not quite all there up there, as far as sound doctrinal teachings go.
We all know the real battle is not always against the forces of darkness, the biggest battle is against the unsound, self pleasing, fleshing loving teachings of the ultra- modern, all grace- no repentance necessary crew.
Heavily armored with their sleek and chic groovy leaders, mega preachers who tweak the King James to provide their own point of view on what that scripture really means, producing Bishop I. Sure do Love-cash’s personal daily devotional bible and the revelation God(?) gave them for free, can now be yours for seventy nine ninety-five.
And you can bet that new “inspired” word will give you lots of lifestyle options, oh, my bad, forgot my politically correctitude, I mean “lifestyle choices”, right? 
Dripping with gooey gumdrops of inspiration, one hundred percent free of the “rigors of being chained down by the commandments”.
 Wanna leave your spouse and children for your old sweetheart?
Have at it!
Don’t even like your wife anymore, think you may actually be into dudes?
Well, have a go at that too! 
That is not a problem, YOU were meant to be happy!
Because the groovy gurus want your flesh to be well cared for so their pockets will be full!
Want a new car? Instead of taking that extra hundred bucks and secretly giving it to someone who is struggling, SOW IT TO THEIR MINISTRY, get a return on that money, and get that new car!
After all, YOU work hard, YOU deserve it!
Forget the elderly lady next door who goes to bed hungry, or a family that has suffered a layoff that may be struggling or the single mom who decides between feeding her kids and feeding herself.
NO! That televangelist REALLY NEEDS a new suit and manicure. (without it the rest of the kiddies may make fun)
How do we resist the hypnotic, charismatic charm that so easily tries to sway us from true doctrine?
For Paul’s take on this, let’s go to the WORD, shall we?

2 CORINTHIANS 11:3-6, 13-15: But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled (deceived) Eve THROUGH HIS SUBTILITY (CRAFTINESS), so your MINDS should BE CORRUPTED from the simplicity that IS CHRIST.
For if he that cometh PREACHING ANOTHER JESUS, whom we have NOT preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or ANOTHER (different) GOSPEL, which ye have not , ye might well bear with him.
For I suppose (consider) I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostle (at all inferior to them).
But though I be rude (untrained) in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.
FOR SUCH (these) ARE FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKERS, transforming themselves INTO the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel (no surprise): FOR SATAN HIMSELF CAN TRANSFORM INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
Therefore IT IS NO GREAT THING if HIS MINISTERS ALSO BE TRANSFORMED AS MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; whose END shall be according to THEIR WORKS.

GALATIANS 1:8 ” BUT though WE, or AN ANGEL from heaven, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you THAN THAT WHICH WE HAVE PREACHED UNTO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED.
Guard your Mind:
PHILIPIANS 3:15-20: Let us therefore, as many as be perfect (mature) be thus minded; and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Nevertheless, whereunto we have already attained (the point we are in our walk) let us WALK by the SAME RULE, let us mind the same thing ( be of the same mind).
Brethren, be followers together of me ( join me in following my example), and mark (note) them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample ( pattern).
(For MANY WALK, OF WHICH I HAVE TOLD YOU OFTEN, AND NOW TELL YOU EVEN WEEPING, THAT THEY ARE ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST.)
JAMES 4:4 : Ye adulterers and adulteresses, {notice the reference to sexual immorality} know ye not (do you not know) that THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE WORLD IS ENEMITY WITH GOD? whosoever therefore WILL BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS THE ENEMY OF GOD.”

ROMANS 12:2: And be ye NOT CONFORMED to THIS WORLD: but be YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove WHAT IS THAT GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE, AND PERFECT, WILL OF GOD.

James 1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father IS THIS, TO VISIT THE FATHERLESS and WIDOWS IN THEIR AFFLICTION, and to keep himself UNSPOTTED FROM THE WORLD.
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