Today we are faced with many challenges when telling people that we are Christian. The reason is due that many who are not Christian have become cold to those that a real and true to the words of our Lord Jesus, due to the fact that so many T.V. preachers and cherry picking politicians have ran our faith into the ground. So many are trying to claim matters that are not examples of persecution are and then when real examples arise they are shuffled under the ground. For example in Georgia United States this year alone we seen a Schools sued for prayer after school hours and all by voluntary actions. It is a shame to see people bend backwards, when it is clear the same laws they use to sue are the same laws that protect our practices as Christians.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
(Matthew 24:11 KJV)
So many of our Family members are suffering around the world right now, as they do it popular ministers here in the United States are not stepping up. We see them delivering a message of money and wealth if you pray and donate money to them, yet what do they do? They get richer and richer, they go against the teachings of Jesus in every way. ”Jesus said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. (Matthew 19:21 KJV)” This is the teachings of Jesus, sell your wealth and signs of wealth, give to the poor and follow Jesus. So why do so many pastors that we see on television go and preach and preach without bringing the pain of our family into the minds of their congregations? Does the Paul not write: “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:26 KJV)? So in Christ we are the body, and if one member suffers we are all in pain. If you have a toothache, your head hurts and you feel horrible. Think of our brothers and sisters on foreign grounds as a member of our body and they are in pain, they suffer we shall suffer with them.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
(Galatians 6:2 KJV)
And for those that want to pick and choose what comes from the Bible that you base your daily life on, I have news for you. The Word warns against being lukewarm. The fire of hell burns hot there is no so-so about it, so if you choose to live by a doctrine of picking fruit instead of gathering a harvest then God will pluck you out. God will cut you from the vine and graft someone in your place that will. Brothers and Sisters the doctrine, the word that we hear is just as important as the food that we eat. You do not try and eat healthy at MacDonald’s and falling for Fast Food preaching is the same concept as doing just that. Be wise and know, be wise and test the teaching being taught. Do the words spoken add up to the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles? It is simple as using hermeneutics which is studying the words for the exegesis message being presented. Exegesis means from within, so it is the message that is contained from within the words that are breathed by the Holy Spirit and penned by man.