July 12, 2006

They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. 1 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:34 am by Devotions with MYK. Come, walk with me.

   How many of us watch those “televangelists” on TV? “…for your seed of $xxx we will pray financial blessing of god upon your household, and you will be blessed…” or “…just sprinkle this water on what you want and it shall be done…” how about “…with this prayer cloth, your prayers are going to be answered by the lord…”   Some of these folks not only sell you this nonsense, but they preach something that sounds like gospel but isn’t. It’s what Paul warns us about in Galatians 1:6-12. These “teachers” speak a gospel of their own making, in total foolishness. Their doctrines are meaningless and void of truth. This can especially be seen in some of the religions of today. Can I name a few? Islam (yep Islam) Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons, (can I keep going?!) Christian Science, International Church of Christ / Boston, Oneness Pentecostal (did he say a Pentecostal group!?), Roman Catholicism (pray 52 Hail Mary’s 18 Our Fathers and light 12 candles to your saint of choice), Unification Church, The Moonies, Wicca and even Kabbalah (thanks Madonna). I’ll end the list there.   Scripture warns “all” religious teachers about taking up the responsibility of such a vocation. In   James 3:1 (NIV) we read, “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” Our LORD will hold those who teach us doctrine to a high level of accountability. Woe to those who will lead His people astray.   If a lesson can be learned from some of these “religions” it would be how devoted their followers are. How “confidently” they “affirm” what they believe in. When they come knocking on your door the refuse to be denied. They will use your words and make it compatible with what they are preaching, reel you in, and indoctrinate you into their falsehoods. Their tenacity can put most true followers of CHRIST to shame. If some are willing to die over a lie, to kill over a belief, to knock on your door and stand ready to debate you, how much more should we do for the truth?  

                                                          Your Brother in Arms for CHRIST



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