A few days ago, a conversation was held.
The conversation started innocently enough: it began when someone mentioned the sheer amount of POISON contained in popular soft drinks and other foods Americans are busy stuffing their faces with.
“I drink a few Diet Dr. Peppers a week. I USED TO drink a LOT more, but then I started paying attention to what was actually in the soft drinks I was buying. It came out a few years ago that India uses Pepsi and Coke as BUG KILLERS. They’ve been trying to walk that story back ever since.”
“And this made you cut way back on your drink usage?”
The conversation THEN veered sharply into deception and modern man’s reaction to various popular deceptions.
“That sounds a LOT like me. I used to drink diet drinks by the GALLONS every day. After a few years, you would think I would have noticed that I NEVER lost any weight drinking all of those DIET drinks. But noooo!”
“I never thought of that.”
“I KNEW of all of the chemicals put into what I was drinking. BUT IT DIDN’T MATTER TO ME. I thought I just didn’t care, but I was deceived about the entire episode.”
“Yeah, it was like the words were bouncing off the sides of my head: the warnings just did NOT matter.”
“And you think this was because of deception?”
“Oh yeah. What else would you call it? The day I stopped being deceived was the day I drank my LAST diet soft drink. Haven’t had one since.”
“Well, SOMETHING made you change. I’ve never seen you drink a pop, diet or regular.”
“I did have a root beer a few years ago. For the taste of it. It was okay.”
“So you’re saying that IF I was not deceived, I would quit drinking pop altogether?”
“Yep. That’s EXACTLY what I’m saying.”
“Because if you’re NOT deceived, I think it matters that you are poisoning yourself.”
And that’s how that little conversation about soft drinks and deception went.
DOES the reader drink a large amount of ‘diet’ drinks?
HAS the reader EVER wondered why, by consuming all of those ‘diet’ drinks, he has NEVER lost a pound of weight?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: April 4, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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