By: Derrick P. Rodgers
November 25, 2013

Many say they are Christian and stand with the cross of Christ, but their actions and conduct shows different; they attend church and yet live like the world. They find pleasure glorying in their shame, and mask it as testimony. Nonetheless, they are encouraged and empowered by preachers to pursue their best life now, which enables them to revolt against any form of self denial and sacrifice.

This present day empowerment movement promotes the idol god called “belly” which causes it’s subjects to set their minds primarily on earthly things. Enemies of the cross will be turned into destruction, except they repent of their sin. Don’t be an enemy of the cross.

For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite (belly), they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. (Philippians 3:18, 19)