I met a young lady today
She said she is a Christian - I looked up
Then she said something in answer to a question
That made me bristle and query what's up?
Okay, long story short
This is her testimony:
She is studying and working and all else
She said her college exam was murder
For she had nothing in her head!
She knew only two answers she said of the questions
So she went home and prayed and cried unto The Lord
For she believed that God would get her a passing grade
If she asked in faith, He would reward!
She said that when Exam Results were returned
She had received much more than a passing grade
And she knew that Her God was amazing
For The Passing Grade was from Him, and it was her Reward!
Stunned and shocked, appalled, repulsed, aggravated
Ashamed, frightened, dismayed
Are the emotions that ran through my being
For this "testimony" is what pleases The Fraud!
The God of Heaven is not a magician
To Him these beings are of abominable fame
And to hear a Christian confessing testifying
That God is doing magic tricks
Makes me hang my head is great shame!
I tried to explain to her that she was in error
That praying for a passing grade after the exam is not the way
You did not do The Requisite Study and that is like
Killing a man and praying God to make the decaying corpse live again!
"You obviously knew more than you believed you did!" I exclaimed.
God did that!
I will not put My God in a box!
My God can do anything!" she grandly, boastingly replied.
I reeled in utter shock!
Here are The Facts:
1. She had maybe somewhat studied ... something
2. She looked at The Exam paper and, save for two answers, knew ... nothing
3. She knew She had failed The Exam
4. She went home and prayed and cried to Almighty God to Pass her Failed Exam Paper because She believed in Him, and knew that He would do anything She required of Him even when She knew She was undeserving and had not done The Necessary Preparation OR, at the very least, had done inadequate preparation
5. Almighty God - Magician Extraordinaire - is The Eraser of Wrong Answers, Passer of Failed Exams, Rewarder of The Undeserving, and The Wrong-doer
2 Corinthians 11:2-4 King James Version (KJV)
2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Do not Abominate God's Holy Word!
Do not make God's Holy Word a Profanity!
Do not let Satan use us to Lead People Astray with falsehoods and embellished fictions!
God will work for His People when and as we do what is right and good!
Do not let us credit Almighty God with nonsense, and call ourselves blessed and highly favored, because we got over!
The day of reckoning is coming, and whichever piper we have paid will play The Tune of Our Selection, for Good or Evil.
The Choice, as always, is personally ours to make.