So many believers today will spend hours on doctrine, flat earth theory. The validity of the 25th of December, is Easter pagan or not and the list goes on and on, but ask this same believer if they can tell you what sin is and you get a rather long blank stare. How can you repent from something you do not know, how can you be changed from what you cannot even recognize?
According to “Pastor Rick” you do not need to hear the word of God to receive faith (Rom 10:17) and then place that faith in Jesus by believing that He died for your sin and was resurrected on the third day for remission of your sins. You also do not have to show any obedience to God and be baptized in the name of Jesus and so as to receive the Holy Ghost from Jesus (Acts 2:38) as we are instructed to do, and then “Pastor Rick” Certainly does not tell you that you have to then take up your yoke and learn of Him, Jesus that is (Matt 11:29) for in Jesus everything is bearable, the Yoke of Jesus is light when put on in faith obtained by hearing (Studying ) the word of God.
Today ask any Christian if they are saved and the first words are, yes I have placed MY FAITH in my Lord Jesus Christ. If you ask how they know the answer will almost always be that the love they feel, feeling they get from serving Him is what makes them know for sometimes that feeling burns like a fire in them and sometimes it makes them drunk with Joy. If you then ask them how they received it they might even say it was given to them the day they gave their hearts to Jesus!
Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matt 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.
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The question about Christmas is of cardinal importance, this shows us what is Biblical and what is mans tradition and furthermore we see who man is serving. Questions such as these should not be approached in a careless manner as it may lead to your destruction, as you can only serve one master!
When you read this please refrain from getting angry unless you have taken the time to study this subject in detail because here I only land on the surface and you need to dive to prove or disapprove but please not by conjecture, a good starting point will be with the works of Ianus that points at the Latin origin, the Lukan account, Harnack, even the controversial Knopf in Die Schriften des Neues Testament edited by Johannes Weiss and read Ramsay as well, this should be good starting point for your study.
In today’s churches we have so many deviancies and there has to be a reason for this, homosexuality, cross-dressing, transvestites, pedophiles and so much more, you even have Catholic priest having homosexual orgies and drug binges and the article stated that one priest then had mass the next morning in the flat the police said?
If you preach another gospel there is a very important question that needs to be asked and in today’s society like in Sodom and Gomorra this question is taboo because it will lead to the light and no false preacher or teachers wants you to know the truth and that is why no one asks WHY?
We look at the saving of people with only a short prayer or as it is known easy believism and see if it is Biblical or not!