Sunday, July 30, 2006just can't get away from the veracity of Scripture...
"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." (Matthew 7:17-18)
Less then 2 years ago, the Passion of the Christ was the number one movie in the West. Unbelievers watched the movie out of curiosity, and most believers watched the abomination thinking that it was a great tool of sanctification and/or evangelism. These saints didn't mind one bit that the director of the movie, Mel Gibson, was a Romanist, and one would have been hard pressed to find a saint complain that the movie was terribly inaccurate, filled with Romanist Mariology and other heresies.
Everyone had jumped on the Mel Gibson band wagon. He was seen as a man so devoted to "Jesus", he put his own money in a movie no studio would touch and had presented "God's message" to the masses. What a great man of God!!! Just look at these words in Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, speaking of Mel Gibson:
"Extremely devoted to his faith, Mel Gibson has donated money to finance the construction of "Independent" Traditional Catholic chapels in Malibu, California and in a small town in West Virginia. Only the Latin Tridentine Mass is offered in both chapels. Gibson has said that he attends Mass every day."
Well... that was then...
By now, you've all probably heard of the "situation" Mel Gibson has found himself in. You see, when Mr. Gibson isn't busy going to traditional mass or making "jesus-films", he is busy drinking himself silly and spewing out anti-Semitic statements.
But wait a minute, the man has an explanation. He has an excuse. You see, Mel Gibson has a terrible disease. He has a virus called alcoholism. It's because of this terrible sickness that Mr. Gibson was caught drinking and driving, that is why he shot off his mouth to the officers who arrested him.
You've never heard of this disease? Neither have I.
I have, however, heard of the sin of alcoholism (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21). It was a sin that was in my life many years ago. It was a sin the Lord cast out of my life when He saved me. It's a sin the Lord cast out of my pastor's life when he was converted. It's sin! Not a disease. Not a sickness. It is SIN!
A few days ago, the Mel Gibson tree was made clearly manifest to one and to all: he's a corrupt tree. Why? Because his fruit is corrupt. You see how logical and sensible all this is? That's how it is with all of the Word of God. Bad fruit = bad tree. Good fruit = good tree.
Now, in conclusion, it is not the purpose of this post to pick on Mel Gibson. The worldwide media will take good care of that. My purpose is to pick on the false religion of Romanism. Whether it be Mel Gibson, or my very own grandmother, the fruits of their Romanism is the same: corrupt fruit. They are religious, but they are lost. They have a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof (2 Timothy 3:5).
All you Romanists reading this post, you need to repent and believe in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the only way. Any other way (including Romanism) will only make a corrupt tree out of you, yielding all manner of corrupt fruit. And...
"Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." (Matthew 7:19)