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Message from Pastor Herman Bing


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If you don't know the truth, can you be free? Fear enslaves us and is often the result of believing a lie. There is a phenomenon called "urban legends." This is a story that circulates because it's fascinating, but while it may sound true it is really a myth. We used to call this kind of story folklore.

For example, in recent years a story has made the rounds about a motorist who suffered severe burns when his cell phone ignited gasoline fumes at a gas station. The story caused cell phone manufacturers to urge us, "Read your handbook!" Motorola, Ericsson, and Nokia all print cautions in their user handbooks that warn against using mobile phones near gas stations, fuel storage sites, chemical refineries, and nuclear reactors. Eventually, Exxon began to place warning stickers on its gasoline pumps. Many said, Finally! A solution to the obnoxious cell phone driver problem!

Of course, using your cell phone at a gas pump will not cause an explosion, but even the gas stations believe it will. An exploding gas pump ignited by a cell phone is an urban legend.
How much of what you really believe is not true? How many urban legends have you believed?

How much bad theology have you bought into? Jesus told us to continue in His Word, and we would know the truth. Freedom comes when we know what is true and what a myth is.

The truth is that Jesus died for our sins. He rose again. He ascended into heaven. He is in heaven making intercession on our behalf. He will come again in glory to bring history to a conclusion. In Christ, there is nothing we need fear. Those statements are true and they are fear-proof. Go and be free from urban myths, silly legends, and bad theology that make you afraid.

In Christ you are free!




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