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Friday, October 15, 2010

KNOCK-OFFS

Knock-offs, are counterfeit or imitation products offered for sale, such as pirated CDs and many other items.

Sometimes the intent is only to fool the gullible buyer who simply looks at the label, and doesn't know what the real thing looks like. Others realize that most consumers do not care if the goods they buy are counterfeit, because they just desire to purchase inexpensive products that look like the real thing.

While these products cover a broad spectrum they are concerned with women’s products primarily. I have received a couple of gift watches with the name “Rolex” on it and I like them just fine.

Knock–offs is an industry of their own at present. Basically because people want nice things, and if they can buy a “Look a like” watch that would cost $10,000.00 for fifty dollars and only a watchmaker could tell the difference - - the choice is simple.

For many years before the present rage there have been knock-offs in the church and the practice is growing.

In politics it is profitable to be a “Knock-off Christian.” All you have to do is say “I am a Christian” and attend a church once in a while and you can’t tell them from the real article.

You find knock-offs both in the pulpit and also in the pew. Most significantly when they are in the pulpit they can do far more damage to the kingdom of GOD.

I find that the name “Unbelieving Christians,” identifies them very well; they profess to be Christian but are only a "Knock-off."

Certain denomination require their ministers to be in that category but if the minister believes doctrines that teach a New Birth experience and Holy Ghost baptism with signs following - - that disqualifies them.

I remember two ministers who were in theological seminary in Berkeley and they referred to a professor as “Our old atheist professor” who was teaching with tenure. They had some lively disputes with him.

Everything in GOD is acquired by faith and every new Christian needs to learn to walk by Faith, for that is the way GOD works.

There is a difference between professing something and confessing it to be true; Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.

Seemingly there is little difference between profession and confession but the two things are worlds apart.

So! Are you a knock-off or are you, the real McCoy.

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