Our Salvation, Growth and Spiritual Maturity is totally linked to Correct and sound doctrine. It comes as no surprise that God warns us many times in Scripture to be aware of false teachings. Christians need to be able to recognize false teachers in order to know when they are being led down a path that God did not intend!
Amos 7:12-13. Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.
Beloved, right from the outset, God raised prophets and priests to teach His children of all ages and that includes you, one law and. one ordinance . God desires that both the rich and the poor, the privileged and non privileged, those in advanced countries and those in under developed world should be taught same things from the Bible.
See what the scriptures says.
Exodus 12:49-50. One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. Thus did all the children of Israel; as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
Numbers 15:15-16. One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord. One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
Numbers 15:29. Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
This becomes necessary, because the total or entirety of the scriptures are given for the perfection and righteous living of all and sundry, whether rich or poor, white or black, great or ordinary people.
2 Timothy 3:16-17. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
However, in the time past and even now, , a lot of people, especially the rich are always offended when the total gospel is preached.
Some of the Bible. doctrines on one man and one wife, no divorce or remarriage, integrity in business , not loving the world or being worldly, hell fire and damnation of the unrighteousness at the end of time. etc are resisted by these group of people.
Matthew 15:12. Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
Such people have itching ears and prefer assemblies and preachers that are motivational speakers, that teaches things convenient to them and not the entire word of God in the Bible. One of such, rich and influential priest was Amaziah, that lived in the time of Amos the prophet.
He was telling him, that in the king’s chapel or assembly, only selected enticing words can be preached. See it yourself.
Amos 7:10-13. Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land. Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.
Since then, the likes of Amaziah , this sinful and influential priest have always designed ways of corrupting God’s ministers or silencing them from teaching the whole counsel of God in the scriptures.
Amos 2:11-12. And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the Lord. But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
See God’s unchanging expectations from His ministers of all ages and this include your pastor .
Deuteronomy 4:2: Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye
diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 8:3: And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deuteronomy 12:32: What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Proverbs 30:6: Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Beloved, doing these would have helped and continue to help God’s people of all ages to turn from evil and follow the part of righteousness.
Jeremiah 23:22: But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Acts 24:24-25. And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness,
temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
Pause here a little, do you like hearing preachers that are committed to teaching holiness and righteousnesses, godly character, Christian dressing and not loving the world? Or only preaches, that teaches, power, prosperity, faith etc.
This attitude has eternal consequences. Do the needful and never ever be like Amaziah . See his latter end. This shall not be your portion, so do not do what he did.
Amos 7:14-17 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:
And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac. Therefore thus saith the Lord;
Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
Dearly beloved, you have no doubt that Jesus Christ our Lord was an epitome of biblical ministers, who lived as He taught. During His earthly ministry. His lifestyle did not contradict His teachings.
Acts 1:1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
So, He wanted all the ministers of His after Him, to live by the totality of God’s words in the Bible and teach His believers in their congregations to do same.
Matthew 4:4. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 28:20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Luke 4:4: And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
No doubt corrupt, rich and influential priests, during His earthly ministry resisted Him determinedly and fought Him, until He was nailed to the cross in their bid to stop Him, from teaching and compelling others to teach the entirety of God’s words in the Bible.
Matthew 15:3-9. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Very, very unfortunately, after the death of Christ, when they saw, they could not stop Him, did same to His apostles, doing everything to hinder them from preaching the total gospel.
Acts 4:17-20. But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Acts 5:27-29. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
But then, glory to God, the Bible days ministers followed the good example of Jesus and compelled , ministers of all ages, after them to do same.
Romans 16:17-18. Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
1 Timothy 4:6: If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
1 Timothy 1:3: As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
1 Timothy 4:16. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Titus 1:9: Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Ephesians 4:14: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, andcunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Titus 2:7: In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing
uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Titus 2:15: These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Hebrews 13:9: Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
2 John 1:8-11. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.
He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Dearly beloved, I am persuaded of you, that , you are following after this patten and conduct of Christ and attending ministries, where the totality of God’s words are being preached .
This becomes important, because of your eternal wellbeing. May the good Lord help you to be wise into salvation in Jesus name.
JESUS COMPELS HIS MINISTERS TO TEACH THE TOTAL GOSPEL AND NOT FOLLOW THE PATHWAY OF FALSE TEACHERS, THAT ARE SELECTIVE IN TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD.
Friend, no doubt your reason for following Jesus is not just because you want to gain the world, but to be blessed here and live with Him in eternity . This desire God shall grant you in Jesus name.
1 Corinthians 15:19. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
I am also persuaded that you are determined to be part of the dawning rapture and you are doing everything necessary as a wise Virgin for this dream to come true . It shall be as you wish in Jesus name.
However, please be mindful that if these lofty desires shall come to pass, you must live by the totality of God’s unchanging, eternal and infallible words in the Bible.
Unfortunately, many inside of the church of Christ and the Worldling, have these desires too, but are unwilling to live by the entirety of the scriptures,.
Such people are living in delusion and shall be abysmally disappointed. This shall not be your portion in Jesus name, so do not do as they are doing. See how the scriptures describe these people and their conduct.
1. They are unwilling to receive the totality of God’s words.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
3. They seek preachers and assemblies that do not teach the totality of God’ words.
2 Timothy 4:1-4. I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
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.
4. These people and their ministers and the congregation they are attending shall all be damned and not be part of the dawning rapture. This shall never be your portion in Jesus name. So desist from this attitude, if you are cut in the web already. Cone out from among them.
See what the scriptures says
Jn 12:46 — Jn 12:48 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
2 Corinthians 6:17
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Revelation 22:18-19. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Friend, believers of all ages and you in particular, that desire to live with God eternally and be part of the dawning rapture shall be committed to living by the totality of God’s eternal words and joining congregation and ministers that are doing same.
I am persuaded that this is the description of who you are. May the good Lord help you to be wise unto salvation in Jesus name.
Acts 20:26-27. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Acts 20:32. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Revelation 3:8-11. I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.