Joh 3:19 “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20 “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
Joh 3:21 “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
Jesus said there was judgement for not believing in HIM. Then He tried to explain it by saying those who did this loved the darkness. Now many people are seeing evil in Jesus for this kind of thing and are rejecting Him because the truth doesn’t make them happy. Perhaps there is hardness in it that they don’t understand. “Why would a loving God not make me happy”? But Jesus has this standard He wants us to meet and we can’t. So do we quit trying? Nothing gets accomplished if we quit.
Here is somebody that went the whole other way from born again Christian to cult leader.
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and [money].- Jesus Christ, Matthew 6:24.”
Pop Mega-Star Katy Perry recently made waves in the Christian media when she announced that she is not a Christian and is an adherent to the New Age Movement. While there may be shock and sadness over this announcement, Beginning and End has chronicled the blatant sinful rebellion that has been a part of Perry’s music and videos for years. Her announcement is yet another sign of pop culture’s open movement away from God and the promotion of anything to do with the Christian faith.
Perry has left behind her born-again past and finds spirituality through the writing of Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now influenced the song “This Moment”); practicing Transcendental Meditation (“the best thing I got out of my previous relationship, because it was introduced to me via my ex-husband”); and therapy. “I don’t believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don’t want to hear. I actually don’t trust people who start to turn on me because they get scared of telling me the truth. I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time—for self-control, for humility. There’s a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying ‘thank you’ sometimes is better than asking for things.” – Katy Perry interview in Marie Claire Magazine.
Perry started her career as a Contemporary Christian Music or CCM singer. When she did not achieve the financial success she envisioned for herself, she tur
Why do people love darkness more than light. She had salvation and talent, then money became the focal point. Now she has more than she knows what to do with but lost her faith. Another case of a millennial expecting more than the truth could provide.
I’m quite content with the truth. It provides everything I need in moderation. The article is right it does provoke sadness and a deep smoldering rage. I don’t know why it just does. A feeling that I should try harder, it is tough but I know God’s principles work and the end result is amazing or astonishing and makes me marvel at God for what he has done for us. Katy Perry said she prays for humility but her decision was pride as she lives in rebellion to God and tries to justify herself.
The rich young ruler in the Bible who called Jesus ‘good’ also loved his money and made a conscious choice to keep it and go away sad and confused about eternal life. Jesus knew his riches were in his way. I count my blessings often that I’m not rich. I also wish I had a few extra bucks once in a while too.
The darkness, the world is so tantalizing. We have to consciously not love it. ‘But for the grace of God go I’. Nobody needs that kind of temptation. But if we are lucky enough not to have that talent or to make those choices we do well by default. Only a few get that ‘in demand’ and many of them fall. Anybody who lets a little of the world in is going to have a nagging temptation to deal with. We are not made to face such temptation. Jesus said run from fornication but I think He meant all sin.
Pro 22:4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.