Would you want a better understanding of the Word of God?
In two songs in the modern era which are called “Highway to Hell by AC/DC” and “Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin” we find that even the unbelievers know that the traffic numbers to heaven is less than that of those going to hell.
I can’t find this statement in the Bible but it seems to be so true. Also I don’t know any Scripture that contradicts it either. Many don’t want to hear about the Way to heaven. They make jokes about it and dismiss it too.
People avoid Church, Jesus and the whole Word of God, as they live their lives in a perpetual fantasy, submerged in deception.
It is so sad to realize that many Shepard’s are helping people in going to Hell with a soft Gospel. We find this example the Prophecy against the Shepherds of Israel found in Ezekiel 34:1 to 10.
Christians believe that the Scripture below was written to the unbelievers. But I would like to point out here that the Bible was written to the “Called Out Ones the Church”. Yes, that is you and me! The unbelievers have no reason to read it.
Matthew 7:13 Go in through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go in through it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Today many in the Church only build a teaching on grace from the New Testament perspective only and are producing many people who have spiritual dissonance-cum-deception who are trying to balance their sin and their inner conflict with a cherry picking, cafeteria, philosophical, carte blanche Theology to make feel good Christian.
I have heard this statement from many Shepherds, “O we are hoping for grace to cover that.” Sounds gracious, but is based on a lack of understanding of God’s Word.
One is; grace is a gift from God, but you only receive its benefits on application through a prayer of asking for forgiveness and that being a change of direction.
Two is; the hope in their understanding is based on not knowing God’s will of “Yes and amen”. Hope for a Christian should be one of surety, not a wish.
Three is: by the death of Jesus on the Cross, His blood through the gracious act of God is the total removal of the sins, therefore hoping for grace to cover a sin is a false teaching. The blood removes the sin and grace gives us power to overcome sin.
We need to confront sin in the Church with the love of Christ, but nevertheless we must confront it or we are not shepherds. To confront sin is to be a constructive Christian in the hope of saving people.
We can find some pastors who cannot come out and say that abortion is sinful in fear of losing people. Some say tattoos are OK to have in this culture denying the Word of forbidding it. In some Christian films we see sex and unmarried couples living together without the reverential fear of God. We are seeing preacher supporting same sex marriages. These are not shepherds but hirelings.
It is time for the called out ones to come out from amongst the counterfeit church and start afresh.
In Matthew chapter 7 Verse 15 it points out, “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
There are no revelations more annoying than those that reveal the weakness of our original idea or thought by showing us a better understanding.
A new and better understanding may challenge an old view we have held for such a long time which means we may need to consider a readjustment of our cherished views no matter how annoying it may seem.
Scientists believe that hearing a new view doesn’t cause any real harm, but the Christian may need to modify this thought pattern by saying, “hearing a new Biblical understanding that does not conflict with the dynamics of salvation in Christ and Christ alone will not cause any real harm.”
Isaiah 6:9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know.
We need to read the Bible to check up on the preacher.
Let us get back to the Bible and be Christians who reduce the effects of internal conflicts with our Scripturally supported Theology
When the whole teaching of the Bible is considered, it has to be consistent without contradictions. This will produce a consistent mental, emotional, physical and spiritual Christians.