And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
—Matthew 24:11 ESV, emphasis mine.
Yeah, if your pastor ever tries to justify his incorrect handling of the Word of God by saying “well God must be moving! Look at how many people are coming to church!” feel free to point him to this verse.
The healthy church is the Church where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being proclaimed faithfully, in its fullness; where the whole counsel of Scripture is taught, convicting people of Sin and leading them to Salvation and Sanctification through Christ. It is not the church who has the most people attending, the church with the most ads on T.V. (comin’ your way, Mormons), the church who has the biggest building, the church with the best praise band, or any of that other nonsense. It is only the Church that proclaims the Gospel.
Psalm 119:11 says “your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Knowing the Bible is important because twisting Scripture is lying about what God said. As Christians, we should all be striving to seek out the true Word of God, and we should exercise discernment regarding things that people seek to feed our souls. Continual study of the Word will allow us to be able to do just that. That way, we do not take God’s name in vain and teach as doctrines the commandments of men.
This is why I rebutted that poster.
whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit."
— Psalm 32:1-2
- Attempts to make Christianity relevant. It is relevant. People always need a savior. Stop trying to make the Gospel something it’s not.
- Translations of the Bible that are not word-for-word. 2 Timothy 3:16 says “all Scripture is God-breathed[.]” The Message Bible, the New Living Translation, the New Century Version, and any translations like them, do not contain the Word of God, as delivered to men by the Holy Spirit.
- My dad left his phone at home, and people keep calling it, and I can’t answer, and I don’t know how to put it on silent.
- As a result of this, my head is going to explode quite violently.
For all have sinned, and fall short of the Glory of God.
That’s why you need Christ.