Cotton Candy Religion
The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
If we look through the Yellow Pages in almost any moderate size town, we could find at least a dozen restaurant listings from burgers to sea food and pizza as well as a food from variety of ethnic groups. If the food is prepared well, the service is good and we get good value for our money, most of these restaurants will do well.
Still, there is always room for one more. Since most top chefs suggest limiting the menu to a few items to keep it simple and to be sure the chef does a good job in all of the dishes, I have decided I am going to open a restaurant and to keep it simple, we will serve only....COTTON CANDY!
This will keep the menu simple and we can offer different flavors and we know everyone likes cotton candy........
I can hear the gasps now. Of course I know this restaurant would not last a month but I want you to consider something. If this concept would not work, why do many of you still go to churches that offer only....cotton candy? Or maybe it could be that you have stopped going to church altogether because you got sick of the cotton candy that was being served there week after week. Let's look at this for a few moments.
If we ate only cotton candy, it may taste good in our mouth but if we eat too much of it, it will be bitter in our stomach.
We would also literally starve to death as we would not be getting the proper diet and nutrition. The Bible tells us that we can not live on bread alone but by every word that comes from GOD. Just as God gave us cotton candy, He has also given us hundreds of other fruits and vegetables as well as other sources of food which I will not name to appease our vegetarian friends God has given us so much more in His word then just what we see on the surface.
We need dairy products, grains, green vegetable and fruits to give us the building blocks of a healthy body, if we become ill, we also may need special diets for a while so that we can have a balanced diet to grow or to remain healthy
A restaurant that served only cotton candy would not last yet churches that serve only cotton candy often thrive. A very well known pastor of a large church in San Antonio who has been called " America 's Pastor" said on Fox News recently that Christ "died for our mistakes"
My friend…THIS is COTTON CANDY! Jesus did NOT die because I once said 4 plus 4 equals 9 on a math test….that is a mistake. Nor did HE die for my well know typos which are mistakes. HE died for my SIN!
Mistake: An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness. It is a misconception or misunderstanding.
Sin: A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate. Sin is a deliberate disobedience to the known will of God and a condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
Another preacher who is known as "the smiling preacher" has denied that Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven on Larry King Live, not once but several times. He was serving Cotton Candy.
In researching for this message I found this statement about the smiling preacher: "His theology has been described as "cotton candy" theology – tastes good – but no substance."
Today’s Christians have been spiritually malnourished with a steady and unrelenting diet of "judge not, that ye be not judged . . .," tolerant, inclusive "junk food" doctrine until they are completely void of any spiritual discernment. May I remind you in Matthew 7 where the popular "judge not, that ye be not judged. . ." mantra occurs contains the harshest warning in the Bible exposing false prophets and exercising personal spiritual discernment. The Lord Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23 provides the most enlightening and frightening warning found in all the scriptures. Many (not a few) people that openly call Jesus "Lord, Lord. . ." and many that "prophesy in thy name. . ." and ". . . cast out devils. . ." and in the name of Jesus Christ perform "many wonderful (not hateful, but nice, sweet) works. . ."— Jesus will utter "I NEVER knew you." They were never saved. If they were ever saved—Jesus could not say, I NEVER knew you. Despite their "many wonderful works" in the name of Jesus, despite calling Him "Lord, Lord"—Jesus Christ will cast them into an eternal lake of fire, calling them "ye that work iniquity."
" America 's Pastor" who I talked a little about in "Perilous Times" has been serving Cotton Candy all over the world and has written one of the worlds best sellers on serving Cotton Candy. This "Purpose-Driven Deception on a Global Scale" is so huge that the best I can do is to urge you to check out this Cotton Candy for yourselves at:
There would be no way I could list all of the well known pastors who have a study course of Cotton Candy on the menu of their churches but I can tell you what to watch for in your church. If any one teaches that someone can go to heaven apart from placing their trust in Christ and Christ alone for full payment for their sin, their main course is cotton candy. If any one calls sin a mistake, you have cotton candy. If you are only told about God's love and never told that our God can be and often is an angry GOD, then you have a taste of cotton candy followed by more of it if you are told that a loving God will never send anyone to hell.
Read Matthew 7:13-23 (posted at the bottom of this message)
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
2 Tim 3:15-17
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
There are many topics pastors do not like to preach on but we have to when GOD lays it on our hearts. There may be good solid reasons your pastor is serving just cotton candy and not giving you the milk and meat of the word. He is human just like you and me and he is often concerned with providing for his family. Too often a pastor could start telling people what they want to hear…to give them this study diet of cotton candy because he is afraid that he would be unemployed if he did not. Although there still are many "tent maker" pastors, that is pastors who work secular jobs to provide for their families, many count on what the church pays them to do so and rightly so. We are told that a workman is worthy of his hire and we should not muzzle the mouth of the oxen that treadeth out the corn.
1 Timothy 5:17 says let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
It is odd that one of the most important jobs in our society, leading people to a close walk with the LORD is set up so that the very people one may have to offend is the one who decides if they keep a job or not. Far too often when a pastor does do what GOD wants him to do, he is voted out of a job or people stop giving their money to the church or they leave for one that serves better cotton candy. If your pastor is not stepping on your toes once in a while, perhaps you are just being served cotton candy. If you are not growing in the Lord, perhaps you need to change your diet. Let your pastor know it is ok to step on your toes and respond appropriately. Let him know what you need to hear and that you support him when he does serve the meat of the gospel. Most of all, pray for him Just like anyone else, we get tired of only hearing what we did wrong and never what we do right. We are not out to win popularity contest but we do respond to appropriate praise just as you do also. Remember, if your pastor steps on your toes….you can always call a …..toe truck!
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
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