Thursday, 28 February 2019
Why Doesn't My Church Teach Repentance?
Popularity is one reason that churches don't teach the plain and simple fact that all humanity is doomed to hell. When Jesus called for total commitment to his teachings, he lost his fickle fans. John 6:66 (KJV) records, "From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him."
Many churches also preach doctrines designed to feed the lusts of their congregants. In turn, they rake in large donations from their flocks. Titus 1:10 and 11 (BBE) reads, "For there are men who are not ruled by law; foolish talkers, false teachers, specially those of the circumcision, By whom some families have been completely overturned; who take money for teaching things which are not right; these will have to be stopped."
Some churches, like those of the Pentecostal denomination, are fixated on signs and wonders. They appear to believe that the purpose of spiritual gifts is to wow unbelievers. But Jesus said in Matthew 7:22 (BBE), "A great number will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, were we not prophets in your name, and did we not by your name send out evil spirits, and by your name do works of power?'"
Then there are those which don't hold that the Bible is infallible and inerrant. Jude 1:4 (KJV) warns, "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."
Some churches value human traditions on par or even more than the Bible. Look at what Colossians 2:8 (KJV) says. "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
But no matter what these apostate denominations teach, God's word is true. That's why I'm working on a book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Biblical authority is paramount and overrules any notions of human wisdom.