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“And can you imagine Jesus blogging or destroying someone?”
Jim Cymbala

He didn’t need a blog. He left us His Word.

Here is Matthew 18:6-7 from Jesus himself…

But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea. “What sorrow awaits the world, because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting.

further 2 Peter 2:7-10…

But that good man Lot, driven nearly out of his mind by the sexual filth and perversity, was rescued. Surrounded by moral rot day after day after day, that righteous man was in constant torment.

So God knows how to rescue the godly from evil trials. And he knows how to hold the feet of the wicked to the fire until Judgment Day.

God is especially incensed against these “teachers” who live by lust, addicted to a filthy existence.

That word: incensed. God is extremely angry at these teachers. Strong words.

extremely angry

Yet, Jesus doesn’t want to destroy. Heck, I’m just one voice on here, but I don’t want to destroy. I would imagine we just want a safe place with people who act like Jesus whether they are recording a devotional or when no one is looking.

Here, Jim is trying make a case that because God is love, there are not consequences for the damage he has caused over the past 50 years. He is suggesting that to bring dark things into the light is actually practicing darkness. Oh yes, these are terrible, DARK, NASTY topics…ones that we all wish we never had to speak about. But like the scripture above in 1 Corinthians 5, Paul admonishes to bring bring it out in the open and deal with it.

It will be totally devastating to him, of course, and embarrassing to you. But better devastation and embarrassment than damnation.

We all get it. You choose to kick and scream and make every other sermon about “those people on social media” and that “we are the darkness,” and pretend that brothers and sisters in the Lord are writing on here without a cause. My prayer is that you don’t. This is all an invitation for you. Jim, you have been living a lie for a long, long time. It’s time to come out of the darkness and into the light.

Sorrow is available. Repentance is available. Choose light.