False Salvation teachings in our Churches

"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.

False Salvation teachings in Churches

Most Christians believe that they are saved since they tell the name of Jesus; they are absolutely certain they will go to heaven. This is big relief to them, since it provides a safe, stress-free alternative to an otherwise scary, uncertain future. Preachers teach that if we believe on Jesus Christ we are saved; it all sounds straightforward and non-intrusive. But, in truth, we all believe in Jesus Christ anyway, don’t we? We also believe that he is the Son of God, that he performed miracles, that he preached the gospel, that he died for us on the cross, that he was raised from death, that he is with God the Father in heaven, and that he will take us to heaven when we die, don’t we? These beliefs, we say, prove that we are ‘strongly religious Christians’. Preachers say we are saved because we believe these things about Jesus Christ. But these same preachers will not probe too deeply to see what kind of lives we live, whether we practice our favorite secret sins, etc. So, is their message, a message of salvation or is it a message of deceit? Preachers quote ‘selected’ scriptures as they preach, to validate their preaching. Is it possible to misquote and misapply specific scriptures to support incorrect conclusions?

False Salvation in general

Many preachers, who are unlearned in the wholesome words of God and are unstable in their walk of godliness, will twist the word of God and preach it for their own destruction. "2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." Here, Apostle Peter refers to the epistles of Apostle Paul in particular because many false preachers find it easier to twist the teachings of Paul and they twist every other scripture in general. There are several kinds of false preaching because of many false preachers. They may convince many people to false salvation with their logics and twists. God calls them as blind leaders and their followers also as blind. "Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." God says that both will fall into the ditch and we are asked to leave them alone.

But many preachers know the word of God. But they will not preach the truth, but preach what people desire to hear. They do not want to lose their congregation (fans) and their remuneration. Here, people love to sin, and they require preachers to preach that what they do is fine with God. So, the preachers are just employees, who are doing the will of sinners. "2 Timothy 4:3 ... the time will come ... they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." But, God will throw them into the furnace of fire on the judgment day. How do I know? It is because our Lord Jesus Christ said so. "Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." In general, Christians desire to fit in a half way decent society of their choice and they want God to endorse them, if there is a place called heaven. So, if there is eternity, then they are covered. As a result, they embrace that are false.

False preachers say that we all will be sinning, but with no punishment because of grace. They call it as 'saved by grace.' It is deception. The Bible says that Jesus Christ will save his people from their sins. If they do not sin anymore by the grace of God, then God will forgive their past sins and then they are saved. Jesus Christ will not save them from the punishment for sins as they are committing sins. "Romans 5:21.. sin hath reigned unto death,. 6:16 whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness. 23 For the wages of sin is death;... Matthew 1:21 call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Examine yourself. If you do not commit sin, you are saved from sins. If you do not have power to stop sinning, ask God to help you. God the Father, the Holy Ghost, and the Lord Jesus Christ are real persons as you and I. But they are Spirit as we are of the flesh. But they are real. Ask them for help, that is required of us to do. God will give power to make you perfect in your weakness. This is the grace of God. Trust God and that is faith. You will be saved.

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