Written By Thomas Perez. May 21, 2011 at 7:51PM. Copyright 2011.
I Corinthians 15:1-4, “Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”
I’ m sure that you’ve all read or heard about these things before. Phrases like: “God loves you”. “Jesus died and rose again so that you can go to Heaven and not spend an eternity in Hell” Or at the very least become annihilated and cease to exist. Yet, didn’t the thought ever occur to you that what most churches teach today sounds very conditional? If you have, you are not alone. This is not to indicate that all Churches are bad, incorrect, or non-Biblical, for there are quite a few number of churches that teach the truth today. But many, simply do not. Below are examples of such church hypocrisy.
1. Churches dare offer salvation (with a condition). Be good or else. Repent or burn – “He’s checking the list, He’s checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty or nice.” Sounds like Santa Claus.
2. Churches dare think to persuade the heart of man through a mechanism called ‘freewill’.
3. Churches dare think to consider themselves elected due to their own logic of creeds and romantic crushes on church history rather than pure Scripture.
4. Churches dare pass out the Gospel of the Good News and then reveal to the simple, unlearned, and unskillful, the many conditions of faith that can only be found in the fine print of accept or burn. All this done in the name of numbers rather then true discipleship.
5. Churches dare preach ‘love your enemies’ and then preach a vengeful God in the name of a twisted ideology of justice without no end.
6. Conversion by fear is your call, rather than the calling upon the fear of the Lord that brings wisdom.
7. Wisdom therefore is the key, rather than His anger that lasts but for a season.
8. Churches confuse divine retribution with the true justice of balance, that can only be found blindfolded holding our deeds in His eternal wisdom.
9. Churches confuse this age with a God who knows no age or limits
10. Churches confuse His limitless love with what He created for us called time.
11. Churches quote the letter of the law and forget the heart of the law – justice, mercy, & good faith!….Vipers….all of you. who has warned you?
12. Did you learn this by yourself?
13.Or was it by the imperfect human logic of reasoning and an imperfect freewill to act upon any thing that is truly just or righteous?
14. Or were you elected as out the thousands, as if God is a respecter of persons. For all have sinned!
15. Or are you confusing the concept of divine election with the relationship God has with the cross (in which He has judged the prince of this world already) with that of exclusiveness?
16. How dare you give the Gospel a new name and write upon it, ‘The gospel of Concubines’ – daughters of confusion – Common grace, prevenient grace, effectual grace, as opposed to His election of ALL men
17. Churches are confusing the elect of God as in the revealing of Himself through many channels, as He so often did in the past – Patriarchs, prophets, priests, kings, and in the bold testimony of Himself – “This is my beloved Son, in Whom I’m well pleased”
18. For we have the same honor to be called sons and daughters of God. Just as He made vessels of honor, as in our selves in this age, He has also made vessels of dishonor, to bring about His sovereignty and salvation.
19. Churches confuse the righteousness of God, like a thing to be grasped and hidden under a bed, like a lamp that does not shine for ALL men to see. Shame on you, oh Viper!
20. Churches confuse the good deeds that they do – confessions of faith, repentance, and that “will” word of acceptance, as if we can accept anything good when the heart is wicked.
21. These things are righteous acts indeed, but they are not to be confused as crushes to uphold a tottering faith.
22. They are not to be confused, crippled and spinning like circles in the waters consumed by the doctrines of men!
23. Like politicians that compete for seats, members, and votes; the Republicans, the Democrats, and the Liberals, the same form of structure (but in the name of piety) can be seen in the Church. The shadow of Rome lives in her being and in her concubines (Mainstream Protestantism) as seen and demonstrated in some of their doctrines.
24. Rome, city of the Republic before its demise to empirical bondage and injustice, so is the church, constantly upholding their medieval ideology of “Dantes Hell” so prevalent today. For it is the doctrine of concubines and that of ancient Babylon. For this is their empirical bondage of injustice! “Come out from among her and be separate saith the Lord!”
25. Repent! Yes! But I say repent of your short comings and short sightedness.
For you do not see the whole picture.
26. For if you did, You would of not have crucified the Lord of Glory!
Do not ms-interpret what I say. For we must all give an account of our selves, for deeds done in the body; whether it be good or bad. For our God is a Refiners Fire. For whom the Lord loves, He chastises. For God’s love was demonstrated in Christ when He was in Christ Jesus, reconciling the world to Himself. “For He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: and the chastisement of our peace was upon Him”. Vindictive, eternal punishment by fire or annihilation is simply not a true Christian doctrine, nor is it the true nature or character of God.
For salvation has come to ALL men everywhere, whether you realize this or not, simply just believe it. Upon believing; please act upon it. Live a repentant life, least you suffer loss, self condemnation, and the unfortunate recompense of neglecting so great a salvation. For you were given a great gift.
John 3:17, Rom 6:23, I Tim 4:10, I Cor 15:22-23.