Twisted Tuesday – Redemption

Hello again, my friends, I pray this post has found you all doing well. Today’s Twisted Tuesday came to me in an odd way. As I clean during the day I like to keep my little one ear’d bluetooth thingy, which I like to call my earbob, tuned to preaching, teaching, or Wretched Radio. This is especially necessary as I have Cleaning ADD, where I move from room to room picking up here and there and nothing gets clean. For whatever reason, listening to something helps me focus. Anyway, yesterday I heard the strangest twisting of Scripture that I’ve heard yet! And that’s saying something, if you remember this one from Creflo Dollar. A woman twisted the whole earth groaning under the curse with verses on redemption to prove that we, as believers, must redeem Gods creation by, you guessed it, going green.

I genuinely believe some of these false teachers simply missed their calling as used car salesmen. The truth is the ‘going green’ movement is a multi billion dollar used car lot, not to mention a real crowd pleaser. People love to feel like they’re making a difference, like they’re helping change the world, in every way but the way we’re actually commanded to. So it comes as no surprise to see a leader in the ‘church’ calling for believers to redeem the creation. What was odd was her insistence that God had commanded it in His Word. Don’t get me wrong, we shouldn’t litter, and there’s nothing wrong with caring about clean air and the likes. However, we should never twist Gods Word, or claim the ability to redeem well…anything. We weren’t able to redeem ourselves, why would we be able to redeem this fallen world?

The last point I want to make, as I feel like this twisted Tuesday is really pretty obvious, is that we have a way as believers to change the world. It’s not recycling, it’s sharing the Gospel with the lost. Yes, we need to live lives that honor God and bring Him glory, but the only way to see change in a community is to see souls saved from the wrath to come. Otherwise we’re treating the symptoms and not the underlining disease. The earth does groan under the curse, and one day this fallen world will be redeemed, but not my man. That’s like the tiniest flea crafting plans to get rain to stop falling. We’re not all powerful, our words have no ability, and we most certainly are not gods on earth. God is all powerful, all knowing, and sovereign. He will redeem. Put your faith on the finished works of Christ on the cross, repent of your many sins for which He died, then go spread the Good News! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

15 thoughts on “Twisted Tuesday – Redemption”

    1. Thank you, dear sister! It always amazes me when I hear folks discussing what all they’re going to accomplish. I can barely come before Gods throne in prayer without melting, even that capability is due to His grace in strengthening me. I didn’t understand at first, come boldly before the throne…I thought that was so strange. I could never do anything boldly before such a great God as we serve. Now I get it, the mere fact that we come at all is more bold than we understand, the God of the universe and I pray to Him all day! It’s amazing! He’s amazing! Mankind redeeming…anything…is laughable in comparison. May the Lord bless you!

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  1. Sister, thanks for this good post! Yes, the evil one is constantly attempting to get us to be preoccupied with tangents rather than focusing on sowing the seeds of the Gospel. It’s so obvious, yet we fall for it all of the time.

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I think our words have meaning, but not power in the way Gods Words have power. This is in comparison to the Word of Faith movement which teaches we create things with our words. I should be more clear for new readers, I’m sorry. I was saved out of the WoF movement, praise God! Please let me know if you have any questions about that, I’d hate to give the wrong impression.

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      1. Ok, I do understand! My way of thinking tends to be different than most and I am still trying to figure out at 33 what all I believe in. I do believe in Him. Working out the rest. thank you for your reply 😊

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      2. That’s great, if you ever have any questions please let me know! If you’d like I’d love to send you a link to my testimony. I believed in God, and went to church, for over a decade before I repented of my sins and was born again. All those years I was just trying to act as Christian as I could, like wearing a mask. God showed me how grievous my sins are to Him, so grievous that His Son died in my place! I never understood why Christ died, or what it had to do with me, but I loved being considered ‘Christian’. When God saved me, everything changed. That’s why I have this blog now. Sorry to ramble on, but God’s grace is so great it’s hard to explain what I’m trying to say!

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