[I say this with love to all my non-Christian as well as Christian people out there, so that your eyes may be “opened” to the truth about what IS or ISN’T the true gospel of Jesus Christ!]
Money, self, globalism, pleasure. Sound familiar? Those are the 4 major “pursuits” of today’s world.
Money, self, globalism, pleasure. Sound familiar, once more? Those are the current pursuits of many of the Christian churches today, as well (though there are STILL some good bible-believing, God-fearing churches out there).
As the TRUE church/gospel of Jesus Christ (as a whole) has gotten more and more attacked over the years, many churches of today have become more “world friendly” in response. Non-biblical doctrines such as “God wants us to be rich”, “there is no such thing as sin and/or condemnation for sin”, “all you have to do is merely believe in Jesus to be saved”, “more than Jesus is needed for salvation”, etc. run RAMPANT in today’s church.
And with many Christian churches today now living like “the world”, it is NO WONDER that there are so many lost souls out there (people who’ve strayed away from the religion, have negative viewpoints about it, or that don’t know anything about it: the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ, that is).
But of all the “Non-biblical doctrines” out there, the ones that state “God wants you to be rich” and “there are many paths to eternal paradise and/or spiritual enlightenment” are probably the most prominent ones.
Matthew 16:24 in the New Testament states: “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me”.
John 14:6 records Jesus Christ as saying: “I am the way, the Truth and the Light. No-one cometh unto the Father but by Me”. In other words, Jesus Christ was/is saying in John 14:6 that he is the ONLY way to eternal paradise, the ONLY way to have forgiveness of sins, and is the ONLY way to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit/spiritual discernment (upon full baptism in his name). In other words, Jesus Christ is the “doorway” by which eternal paradise and forgiveness of sins may be found.
Matthew 7:14 (book of Matthew, chapter 7, verse 13-14) has THIS to say: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it“.
Translation? MANY people will buy into Satan’s lies (false gospels other than Jesus Christ being the son of God and ONLY way for salvation, etc.) and think that they don’t have to do anything other than “believe” in Jesus Christ to be saved and many will live their lives how THEY want to live them, instead of how GOD wants them to live them and will take the “easy way out” of life.
They will be the people who cling to money and material possessions, who value self over others, who follow man’s traditions (Sunday Sabbath, which is a FALSE Sabbath) instead of God’s traditions (the TRUE Sabbath plus the 7 required feasts of the Lord), who let their love of music/movies/videogames/entertainment/etc. overtake them…..
They will want to “mock God” because it is considered the “cool” and “in-thing” to do. They will care more what their friends/family/fellow society thinks of them rather than what God thinks of them. They will be arrogant and prideful and think they don’t have a “need” of God.
And they, in their own spiritual or deliberate blindness, will deny the divinity of Jesus Christ and deny that he is the ONLY way to salvation and eternal life. And these people will number upon the thousands and thousands, if not millions. Many of them will even come from Christian churches……churches that “proclaim” to be Christian, yet, preach a message that’s SO watered down, SO false, that it might as well be a church of the Devil.
But a very few select people (very small in number) will read and search the scriptures, believe in Jesus Christ, get baptized in his name, pray for forgiveness of their sins, repent of their sins and actually try to LIVE their lives for Jesus Christ by obeying his commandments as much as possible. These people will NOT bow down to pressure from “the world” or “today’s culture” and upon threat of death, will obey Jesus’s commandments in the bible to their last breath…..
They WON’T believe the major lie of Sunday being the Sabbath or the false teaching that the Sabbath doesn’t matter anymore, etc. They will actually read their bibles in order to have spiritual discernment from all the false teachings floating around today. And these people will face MUCH clamour and opposition. People will be telling them how “hateful” they are because they don’t accept gay marriages and the like.
People will also mock and ridicule them and tell them how “silly” and “anal” they are for wanting to celebrate the Sabbath on its TRUE time-frame (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) instead of on “mans’ traditional Sunday”. And they will be very small in number but big on faith. And it will be their faith in and servitude to Jesus Christ that sets them apart from the rest. They are the very few that will find the narrow gate (Jesus Christ).
Then again, (and I say this with love), the only thing many people want to hear these days is all of the “good” and “flowery” messages about God. Messages such as, “God is love”, “God is forgiving” etc. They don’t want to hear about his righteous anger/condemnation towards sin and unbelievers or that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life!
And many Christian Churches of today only want to teach the “Feel Good” gospel; a gospel that is NON-BIBLICAL. Modern-day doctrines such as “Jesus loves you, so you don’t have to pray for forgiveness of sins”, “There’s no such thing as condemnation for sin”, “God wants you to be wealthy”, “God wants you to do what YOU want to do in life”, “One gets their salvation through works”, etc.
In the meantime, Christians overseas are losing their very LIVES for the written testimony of the true Word of God! (That should tell us something about where our church’s true *focus* should be: on the TRUE testimony of the Word of God…..not some Non-Biblical “World Friendly” interpretation of God!)
So people, don’t buy into the LIES of the world! Don’t believe that there are “many paths to eternal life or spiritual enlightenment” or that “there’s no such thing as sin”, or that “Jesus isn’t God” or that “God wants us to be wealthy, etc” or that “God doesn’t exist” and the like.
You have been forewarned! Jesus Christ has said in the last days that there would be MANY false gospels and false teachings……of churches that would only preach what their congregants were “itching to hear”……of churches who would only chase after people’s money and not people’s souls for God…….of people who would deny Jesus’s and/or Satan’s existence………of how churches/people in the last days would elevate mankind above God………..of preachers/etc. who would DENY that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Salvation, of churches that would DENY the concept of “sin” and the NEED for repentance!
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” [2 Timothy 4:3]
“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” [2 Timothy 4:4]
Joel Osteen DENIES that Jesus Christ is the only way to Eternal Paradise/Salvation!!!
Billy Graham DENIES that Jesus Christ is the only way to Eternal Paradise/Salvation!!!
Pope DENIES Jesus Christ is the only way to Eternal Paradise/Salvation!!!
Oprah Winfrey DENIES Jesus Christ!!!
Rick Warren DENIES the true Gospel!!!
Church of Oprah (I say this with love & only want to point out to Christians that it’s NOT truly Christian-based).
Dutch Roman Catholic bishop says we should refer to God as Allah!!! (BLASPHEMOUS!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge2P8LnSbo8 (I say this with love) Former Muslim speaks out against Allah and PROVES that “Allah” is NOT the same as Yahweh!!!
Apostasy of the Christian Church RAMPANT!!
Feel Good Gospel – The Truth
James McDonald Explains Four False Gospels within last 50 Years!!!
The Churches of Today – Wicked
[I pray that ALL who teach OR follow a false gospel/doctrine/practice that is NOT true to Jesus Christ/God Almighty will have their eyes opened, repent, and come back to the Lord Jesus Christ and his TRUE doctrine, before it’s too late!]
There was most recently a user on YouTube, for example, who made a video a few months back asking what “moral behavior” was and truly seemed bothered by it and said that none of the Christians around her could give her a “true” answer as to what “moral behavior” is!
As Christians, we are supposed to shine the light of God into the world! We are supposed to speak the truth and nothing but the truth!
One last example I forgot to mention is some of the stuff in modern-day Christian bookstores. While there are some good Christ-centered books out there still, many of the shelves today are stocked with things that either talk about the creature (man/self) rather than the Creator (God), that preach false gospels such as “God wants you to be wealthy” and/or “It’s all about YOU, not God” OR that talk NOTHING about God/Jesus or the NEED for and ONLY way to Salvation through Jesus Christ & Jesus Christ, ALONE!
But what gets me the most are the BOOK COVERS! An author’s face oftentimes takes up the WHOLE ENTIRE FRONT OF THE BOOK COVER (as though the author is to be worshipped or something!) It’s truly sickening!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve also noticed this on Christian radio programs, too. They are oftentimes glorifying the creator (man) instead of the creator!
Instead of talking about all the good works the Lord Jesus Christ has done in a certain person’s life, the discussion often becomes “read so and so’s new book. for a small price, YOU can find out what it means to be close to God”. Well, let me tell you something. Jesus Christ doesn’t charge money for us to know him. His message is free. So should it be with all others. If ANY ministry asks for money, be leary. Be REAL leary. But if a ministry gives you free material and doesn’t ask for a single dime, they are most likely a God-fearing, God-loving ministry and more than likely have the right focus (being saving men’s souls, not raiding their pocketbook!)
Consequently, the “New Age” section of any bookstore you go to these days is just overflowing with materials, when, only a few years ago, there was only a small section of “New Age” books in most bookstores. Gone are the days when people use to write off as nonsense the New Age movement. Now, it’s become the order of the day. It’s now become to the point where, if you’re not pro-liberal, pro-gay marriage, pro-New Age philosophy, then you’re just too narrow-minded in today’s world, etc.
But this is NOT coincidence! For these very “things” were all prophesied in the bible long, long ago (before and even during the time of Jesus):
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” [2 Timothy 4: 3-4]
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” [2 Timothy 3:13]
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” [2 Timothy 3:12]
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4]
AND REMEMBER: THERE IS ONE WAY AND ***ONLY*** ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE AND TO OBTAIN SALVATION/FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND THAT IS FROM JESUS CHRIST AND JESUS CHRIST, ALONE!!!!!
“I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT. NO-ONE COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME” [JOHN 14:6]
“NOR IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER, FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED” [ACTS 4:12]
“HE WHO BELIEVES AND IS BAPTIZED WILL BE SAVED BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED” [MARK 16:16]