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How False Teaching Hurts People

Feb. 19, 2015By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

I walked into the hospital knowing the person I was about to visit was going to die that day.  Her Book-Main-New1c3bd9b825family had gathered and had asked me to come one last time.  She was almost 80 and the cancer had finally destroyed her body.  I only knew her when she had cancer, but she was always such a strong woman, rarely showing any signs of the chemotherapy that was killing her and holding off the cancer.

But there I was, her pastor, to pray and once again entrust her to Christ.

When I walked in her body was shutting down.  It would only be a matter of hours.  When I saw her she smiled and asked, "Pastor, can you bring the anointing oil and pray for my healing."  At the end of her life, she was questioning God's love for her.  How could God allow this to happen? She had enough faith.  God should heal her.

And so at the end of this dear sister’s life, she was questioning and even doubting God's love her.  She had been sold and fully bought a kind of teaching that obscures the cross of Christ.  He had purchased this moment for her on a cross and had set His love on her for all eternity.  Her theology just would not let her see her Savior. 

I am sure that after she closed her eyes for the last time she opened them again to experience the love of God in ways we do not. It was just a terrible way to live and die. 

I'm sure that after she closed her eyes, she opened them to experience the love of God in ways we do not  - Tweet this 

Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International.  As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter

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