Today’s Christians are like the first century Jews who think that they have eternal life in the Bible, just like how they think that the Bible is the authoritative truth and the way. Jesus, who referred to Himself as life also refer His words as life. Satan is very clever who wants Christians to believe who Jesus really is, but reject all His teachings about attaining everlasting life by replacing it with the Bible. Jesus being life becomes a matter of opinion and interpretation of what it means among the other things mentioned as “life” in the Bible.
In the earlier post, we saw that many Christians reject the teachings of Jesus by replacing Him with the Bible from being the authoritative Truth. In this post, we will explore how Christians reject the teachings of Jesus by replacing them from being the way to the Father with someone’s words with His name.
More than 300 people were killed in the recent bomb blasts which targeted mostly Christians. There is no doubt God will bring justice quickly to those who do injustice against His people and even Jesus grieved for the death of His friend Lazarus just like us. However, when Jesus was mentioned about the killing of the Galileans and mixing their blood with the sacrifices, He responded in a completely unexpected way. In this post, we will explore the response of Jesus and how we can be spared from such attacks.
The way Christians reject the teachings of Jesus is by replacing Him from being the Truth. If Jesus is the Truth, then everything that does not agree with Jesus Christ is a lie. Do you believe Jesus is the truth? Anyone can use the Bible to prove anything from polygamy to abstinence, crusades to burning on stake and many others. This is where Satan wants to throw away the Truth and replace it with the Bible. Do you truly believe the Truth who is Jesus Christ?
This post is a reply to Brian Houston, the Founder and senior pastor of Hillsong Church for his article in The Sydney Morning Herald titled, “A message to Folau: The world doesn’t need more judgmental Christians”. John the Baptist was beheaded for rebuking Herod’s adultery and Jesus was crucified for rebuking sinners and Pharisees who don’t repent. Brian Houston must be ashamed to even quote Jesus Christ and John the Baptist.
Just like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we take a prophecy, decide on the desired outcome from the prophecy based on current situations and world events, then we try to fit the prophecy on the events based on we already decided as the outcome. Prophecy doesn’t work that way. No one can interpret prophecies unless God reveals it to us.
Many Christians may not be aware that the Pharisees were actually accusing Jesus of not following the Scripture. Like Pharisees, many Christians today follow the Bible even to the point of rejecting the words of Jesus Christ using the Bible. Are you searching the Bible for eternal life but not willing to come to Jesus by denying yourself, taking up your cross and follow Him?
Many Christians totally reject works as a requirement for salvation for the sake of following Paul in spite of James warning and Jesus repeatedly taught us to do what He says. God the Father, Jesus Christ and His disciples – all taught that believing or faith is synonymous to obedience or action or works.
Many Christians want to get cleansed in the blood of Christ, yet totally reject what Jesus actually told on how to get cleansed. While its not wrong in mentioning the blood of Jesus allegorically, but it is important to understand what it really means to get cleansed. When we follow Jesus, it is important that we become clean on the inside by giving alms to the poor and needy.
When most people think about the story of the Bible, they often think about choosing sides between good and evil, or satan and God. But many forget that the other master is actually money. Do you hate and despise money? Do you despise your own wealth? If we don’t, we serve the other master, money. Even if we are to seek our own inheritance from our forefather to have abundance of possessions, Jesus calls it as having covetousness. Who do you serve? God or money?