"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Preachers quote Romans 3: "23) For all have sinned, (past) and come short of the glory of God;" They quote this verse, but will not preach the truth. In one respect, we all have sinned. The deception occurs when they preach this verse as an unending continuance rather than the past. They say that we all are sinners and we will all continue to sin always; but this verse say it as 'all have sinned' that is past. The next verse: "24) Being justified (made righteous) freely by his grace (power of God to convert a person) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." Justified here means that we are made JUST, that is righteous, who used to be sinners. So, the group of people in this context has been made righteous people, righteous people are those whom are obedient to God, who are living in righteousness but not in sin. This gives us hope that WE can be also made righteous, if we follow the same path. "25) Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God." Here we see, that God has been forbearing (i.e., patiently tolerating) with them for the previous period of time when they were committing sin, hoping that they will stop sinning. And, God has also forgiven their past sins, which they have committed in this time in order to show that God is righteous, because now they do not sin and so God forgives their past sins. But, preachers describe unrighteousness as a permanent status and teach that nobody can obey God and become righteous. They thereby deceive Christians and provide them fake righteousness and there by preach fake salvation. Desperate Christians fall victims to these deceivers and to Satan and they are eternally damned.
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