I love the verse in Matthew 19:26 “with man this is impossible BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.”
Just because you say it long enough & loud enough does not make something true. That goes for propaganda as well as Bible. Let me show you one of those instances.
What we say and what the verse really says…..
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
Read it again……S-L-O-W-L-Y
We have said things for so long that we just think it’s true.
We say at the end of an altar call where people became Christians….the angels are rejoicing right now
I’ve said that
But what does the verse actually say?
Does the verse even say that angels are rejoicing?
It really doesn’t ….what it does say is even more powerful.
It says “there is joy IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS of God over one sinner who repents”
I don’t think we are straining a gnat or parsing words here but I think we are missing a mountain in front of us.
SO WHO’S REJOICING HERE? Not the angels. At least that’s not what it says.