Can you really trust your pastor? Have you been lied to all along? Mainstream Christianity today is nowhere close to the Christianity according to the Bible. As a matter of fact, Jesus Christ is gravely represented today and reduced His teaching of the coming Kingdom of God to just mere saved-by-grace doctrine that claims “all you have to do is to believe in Christ and you’ll be safe”. You might check with your Bible the next time your pastor tells you something. You will be surprised that you have been fooled. In this post, let us take a look at some of the biggest lies your pastor might have already told you.
Lie number 1: you will go to heaven when you die as a righteous person
This is among the most popular teachings pastors preach in their pulpit. You might be surprised, but this teaching was never rooted from the Bible, but actually came from pagan teachings. In contrast, here’s what Jesus has to say:
“And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven” (John 3:13).
So who lied? Your pastor or Jesus Christ? The answer should be obvious by now.
Lie number 2: the incorrigibly wicked people will be burned forever in the lake of fire
Do you really believe that an all-loving and merciful God will burn people forever in the lake of fire? If this is the case, even the saved will not be happy to see their loved ones ever burning in hell. Imagine that. Thankfully, what your pastor said is a BIG lie. The Bible reveals that the death of unrepentant humans will be quick and instant.
“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall BURN THEM UP, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness… And ye shall tread down the wicked; FOR THEY SHALL BE ASHES UNDER THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts (Malachi 4:1-3).
Lie number 3: Sunday is the day of worship
From Genesis to Revelation, you will never find even a single verse that transfers the sanctity of the seventh-day Sabbath to Sunday. Even the biggest Sunday-keeping churches today will readily admit that Sunday is the first day of the week and it was man and not God who inspired the change. Sunday is the worship day of the pagans. There are numerous instances that Jesus, the apostles, gentiles, and all the people of God kept the Saturday Sabbath and never Sunday. This one is just an example.
“And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. And the next sabbath day came ALMOST THE WHOLE CITY TOGETHER to hear the word of God” (Acts 13:42,44).
Lie number 4: You’re under grace, so you don’t have to follow the Law
This is a big subject, but let me just prove to you that this is wrong with just a few words. First of all, we don’t deserve God’s forgiveness and no matter what we do, we are doomed to eternal death. However, because of God’s grace, you can now be saved. But this does not mean that you can already break God’s commandments. God expects His followers to keep His Law. Here are a few verses to support this.
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:17-19).
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone (James 2:17).
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that KEEP the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12).
Lie number 5: You have an immortal soul
Odd enough, the doctrine of immortal soul came from the ancient pagans who thought that after a person dies, his consciousness will still be around haunting people. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die (Ezekiel 18:20).
Lie number 6: Jesus was born in December 25
The Bible is silent when it comes to the exact date of Jesus’ birth. God or Jesus, even never commanded Christians to celebrate it. The scripture reveals that Jesus’ birth is nowhere near during the dead cold winter. The Gospel account showed that there are shepherds out in the field during Christ’s birth (Luke 2:8). Even the Roman government will never order for a census to happen on winter (Luke 2:2).
Lie number 7: God is represented by the Trinity
Most Christians believe the doctrine of Trinity that one cannot be a Christian without believing it. Well, sorry to say, these Christians should check their Bible to see if the word “Trinity” or even its concept is found in the Bible. The Holy Spirit is never mentioned when a vision about God’s truth is mentioned in the book of Daniel, Revelation, the Gospel or any book of the Bible. In addition to this, Paul NEVER mentioned the Holy Spirit in his greetings to the churches.
Lie number 8: You’re already born again
The concept of “born again” involves a dramatic change in person’s life that led in following God’s commandment. However, this is far from what the Bible describes as being born again. Jesus Himself said that a person is born again if he is already a spirit being.
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: SO IS EVERY ONE THAT IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT (John 3:5-8).
Lie number 9: God is saving all of mankind today
If God’s main mission during this lifetime is to save all of humanity, then He is utterly a complete failure. Imagine the billions of people who have lived and died but never had the chance to hear about the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God. Will they be forever lost? After all, God is not willing for anyone to perish (II Peter 3:9). The truth is that God is calling a select few during this lifetime and call more people as He establish His Kingdom here on earth. Ezekiel 37:1-14 proves that people will be resurrected and given a chance to choose between life and death.
Lie number 10: All you need to do is love God and other people
While this lie has some truth in it, the way most Christians understand this is too superficial. They love God and their fellow according to their own definitions, while ignoring how God defines love. If you truly want to love God, then you have to love Him under His own terms. You cannot love God without keeping His commandments. It is more than just a fuzzy and warm feeling towards Him or to other people.
For this is the love of God, that we KEEP his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous (I John 5:3).
I know each of these lies are really a huge subject and I honestly admit that this post is not enough to explain all of them. Nevertheless, I firmly believe that it will give you a quick glimpse of how Satan successful perverted and twisted modern Christianity. Jesus said that if you want to worship Him and God, then you need to worship Him in TRUTH and in SPIRIT (John 4:24). Therefore, if you want to learn more, don’t hesitate to visit the links I have given below.
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