Sunday night the pastor was talking about the fact that preachers need to preach the full gospel and not a water downed “Koolaid” version. That sent my mind to whirling. So below is what I scribbled down during church. We had to explain to the children what is meant by “Koolaid” because they are too young to know. For others who are too young to know where the phrase “Don’t drink the Koolaid!” came from, it is from Jim Jones who started the Jonestown Community in Guyana by the Peoples Temple, a cult.
“Everyone, including the children, was told to line up. As we passed through the line, we were given a small glass of red liquid to drink. We were told that the liquid contained poison and that we would die within 45 minutes. We all did as we were told. When the time came when we should have dropped dead, Rev. Jones explained that the poison was not real and that we had just been through a loyalty test. He warned us that the time was not far off when it would become necessary for us to die by our own hands.” Jonestown
One time it was not a test but the real thing.
Many churches today and many pastors have busily been turning the teaching of the blood of Jesus Christ into watered-down, weak Koolaid. No longer is there anything lasting offered just a initial sweet taste.
|Jesus Blood||Gospel Koolaid|
|Repulsive to sinners||Looks Good|
|Offensive To sinners||Appealing|
|God Given||Man Made|
|Turns things White||Turns things Red|
Life of Trials
Life of Ease
The blue ones were added due to the suggestion of others.
You are welcome to add more.