Many people do not have access to a local rightly divided Bible church (ain’t many out there) and many men who would be pastors are equally lacking, for all sorts of reasons, people to reach. Grace Country Bible Church is a small gathering of people and we, especially me, would love to be able to reach people we would not ordinarily have the opportunity to meet. What a wonderful tool then could a Biblically informative blog on the world wide web become! I believe that same tool would be quite useless if it were not backed up with a concerned pair of ears behind it. A pair of ears (with hopefully a mind in between…) which were genuinely concerned with the condition of people’s eternal souls.
God wants all people to be saved by His grace and to learn the truth behind that saving grace (1 Timothy 2:3-4). This is what He communicated to our Apostle Paul. As a saved Christian myself, and one who understands the Bible rightly divided between the things of Israel and the things of the body of Christ; this understanding makes Paul my pattern (1 Timothy 1:16) as Paul followed Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). Paul had a remarkably heavy heart for the lost and, consequently, through my own understanding of the nature of the price our Creator paid to redeem us back to Himself, as Paul explains in his 13 epistles, I too feel an enormous weight of responsibility to my Creator to inform people of what has been done on their behalf.
I would consider it an honor to the faithful cross-work of our Creator to speak with you should you desire someone to speak with. I do not pretend to have all the answers to all the worlds myriad problems; no… I believe I have the only answer to the worlds seemingly insurmountable difficulties; the full assurance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ of the King James Bible rightly divided, in Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:2-3). There is nothing which could possibly compare.
Allow me to share an analogy with you about the world and our place in it (which you, if you are here, very likely intuitively understand already). The world moves along its own course as a freight train moves along its fixed track. That train has a tremendous amount of stored kinetic energy behind it as a great physical mass in motion. As that train gathers momentum, the direction that great mass moves becomes that much more difficult to alter or even slow down. If our world were that freight train, it is clear that our train is moving more and more rapidly; and if we have any logical foresight or even gut instinct at all, it is clear that our train is headed for a rather sheer drop-off in the (likely) not too distant future. The tracks do come to an eventual end as the Bible clearly demonstrates.
There is not a thing I (or you) can do to stop, slow or even alter that trains course. That is not my function as Christ’s ambassador. The world, led by the god of this world (satan), has its mind made up. It is moving along its chosen path. The tracks have been laid down. My function is to help you find the trains exit; and make no mistake, it is your choice either to ride or to get off. Gods just wrath has been temporarily postponed in favor of this dispensation of free grace. He is not imputing the worlds trespasses unto it (2 Corinthians 5:19). This means He is allowing the world to do whatever the world wants; consequences postponed. He is going to allow that train to careen directly off the cliff it is headed for (believing it can somehow right itself by itself); when He has already made Perfect Provision for your (and anyone’s) exit. That is forgiveness of human sin in Christ… the psychology of the world be damned. The psychology of the world says be “self actualized” when God our Creator says be “Christ actualized”. I myself listened to the world for almost 48 years, searching for the ever important, ever elusive “self” to “actualize”; even taking the same study up in college back in the 80’s. It is all vanity… Ecclesiastes 1. Praise Him that salvation has nothing to do with self (else all will fail) and everything to do with Him!
Colossians 2:8-13… “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you ALL trespasses;”
If you desire any help at all in finding that exit, please email me (Ted Lindblad III) at firstname.lastname@example.org as, more than anything, I’d like to help you, whomever you are, wherever you are, in your search. You may also call me at 508-446-7103.
While the world is a tremendously fearful, dark, ugly and ultimately deadly place to those who are paying any attention at all; to those who look beyond the smoke and mirrors, the bread and circuses of modern life; such is not an issue for the man dead in Christ and risen with Him by Whom all things consist (Colossians 1:17). Christ has triumphed over the power of satan, the god of this world moving along the course of this world (Ephesians 2:2), whose very power is death itself; on your behalf. There is no reason to fear anything in this world. The saved man has overcome the world by way of Christ.
I look forward to communicating with you. Allow this to be your open invitation… 🙂