Friday, July 31, 2015

The Ten-Cent-Store Jesus

Unfortunately, the ten-cent-store Jesus being preached now by many, is not the Jesus who will come to judge the world. This plastic, painted Christ has no spine and no justice, but is a soft and pliant friend to everybody. If this is Christ, then we might as well close our bibles, bar our doors and make a bakery or garage out of our church buildings!

The popular Christ being preached now, is not the Christ of the Bible, nor the Christ we must deal with finally. For the Christ whom we deal with has eyes as a flame of fire. His feet are like burnished brass, and out of His mouth comes a sharp two-edged sword! Jesus Christ our Lord, the judge with the flaming eyes, is the one with whom we must deal. We cannot escape it!

[A. W. Tozer]

Revelation 1:14-15 ... His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;  And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Isaiah 11:4 ... But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
1 Chronicles 16:33 ... Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.

Revelation 6:16-17 ... And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Revelation 19:11 ...  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.