Thursday, 18 January 2018
Is the Jesus Only Doctrine Dangerous?
Believing that Jesus is God isn't wrong but believing that he's a manifestation of God is. First off, it denies the obvious truth revealed by the Holy Spirit to the prophets and apostles. Ascribing falsehoods to the Holy Spirit is blasphemy and God takes that sin most seriously.
As I pointed out before, inventing wrong doctrine is a matter of spiritual pride. Even false humility is a form of pride. Colossians 2:18 (BBE) explains, Let no man take your reward from you by consciously making little of himself and giving worship to angels; having his thoughts fixed on the things which he has seen, being foolishly lifted up in his natural mind,
I've seen the tendency of losing focus on the gospel happen in many offshoots of Pentecostalism. People become so fixated on signs and wonders that they forget about preaching the gospel. I personally have been in such services where phoney spiritual gifts were elevated while Christ barely got a mention. Those folks only spoke his precious name when they were ending a prayer. They said it as if saying it made the prayer sealed and powerful.
God wants people to repent of their sins and believe in Christ. But these folks who only seek signs and wonders neglect that important command. Hebrews 6:6 (KJV) warns unrepentant believers that, "If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame."
What God seeks is our genuine remorse for rebelling against him and our willingness to surrender our lives to Christ. As we read in Luke 15:7 (KJV), "I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance."
Sadly, some people think they're just when they actually aren't. That's why I'm working on a book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Like horses, we need to be broken in order for Jesus to fix us for his good work.