Once again relying upon your own discernment is very scary as we are like sheep so easily led astray.
Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
The bible is our light and guide book.
Friends we have all experience much from Turning Point or Radiant Life, many of us can share our testimony as to how we were affected or lead astray by the false teachings. Sure, some people have said “I am trying to forget about it,” “it’s time to move on,” or worse, “I will have nothing to do with church or God, and then blaspheme the name of God.” I can understand a frustrated statement like that and some times sweeping it under the carpet seams to be the path of least resistance, but for someone to turn there back on God. Ouch that must hurt the heart of God. My prayer for all these false teachers, staff & church members who were lead astray, to recognize that they have sinned against God first and foremost. Because of there sin they will be judged by God. We should all shake and tremble by understanding God's wrath against sinners, hell, eternal punishment.
In Luke 19:1-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
I pray that they would have the heart like Zacchaeus willing to reconcile all they have wronged. You see that is what repentance is, a remorseful and changed heart. We don’t see that kind of fruit from these leaders so they should be put outside the church. If the elder board does not have the authority to do that then the church bylaws are corrupt.
We can constantly bring to the table and discuss peripheral issues, or topics that are important but not foundational in the faith in Christ. Reflecting back over the postings here I am reminded to consider what is Gods will is for his believers and his church? Are we doing that today? Is the church fulfilling the great commission?
The Great Commission
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
If we are not excited to Go out into the world and preach then have we become luke-warm? Or have we become like the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2) Jesus said; I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
Read Revelation chapters 2 & 3
Don't loose your fist love!
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