Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Churches


It Is Written, Hebrews 13:17, obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account.  Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
If you are familiar with the book of Revelation, you know that only two of the seven churches mentioned were without fault.  There were varying degrees of criticism for the remaining five.
As most of us know, church is a group of believers who meet in a building they refer to as church.  As you would expect, each group has what amounts to a personality, and behaves according to its religion.
As in the churches of the apocalypse, indifference, love for Christ hardly evident, toleration of immorality, heresy, even idolatry, those things still exist today.
As believers we have the responsibility for our own actions.  We must know the Word of God, so that none can deceive us.  If we are in a church that does not teach the Word, the way it is written, we must go where it is taught.
Some preachers try to adapt the Word to the world today.  They try to be politically correct in order to attract more younger people.  Some preachers have done it so long, they no longer know the truth.
We have an eternal soul.  That means it will live forever.  When our time comes, we cannot use the excuse that we are only doing what our pastor taught us.  It won't be accepted.
Your soul is priceless.  Know the Word for yourself.  It is not open to change or trying to figure out what God really meant.  The Bible says what it means, and means what it says.  It is for all people, and all times, no exceptions.  We are responsible for what the Bible says, not what some person or group says.
The more you study God's Word, the less chance you will have of being deceived.  Have a blessed day.
Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen