persons are more dangerous with the Bible than with a
Most any system will work if you can get enough people
Give some preachers a free hand and they'll put it in your
Some preachers take a text and preach from it –
very far from it!
Some churches advocate
getting back to the Bible. Do they
a destination or a stance?
10:4,5 ".....the sheep follow Him, for they know His
voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him,
for they know not the voice of strangers."
8:43 "Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear
no man deceive you with vain- (original
What could some of these be? "You're a failure", "you're no good", "no
one likes you", "you'll always be broke", "you're still a sinner", "you
deserve what you're going through in life", "you brought this upon yourself",
etc. Don't allow others to affect you in ways that are in opposition to
how God sees you.
Or, the tricks could be 'This will
make you better. This will lift you higher, make you wiser, stronger, faster,
But it's usually the negative. Many
of us have been told we're stupid, that we won't amount to much, etc. But
God does not think that of us at all!
has us here for specific reasons;-the only
time in all of eternity He had you and me put into
a physical body. He knows our individual potential. And He has a
great future lined up for
each of us.
All these subtle
little tricks can cause one to really miss
the mark, to abnegate His
In Him, you're NONE of these things.
How can you be a failure? -Philippians
4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
1:1-3 "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as
there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable
heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves
swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious
ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through
shall they with feigned words make
merchandise of you-(they
want your bucks); whose judgment
now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation-(original
implies 'way into utter worthlessness')-slumbereth
they are hell bent in the wrong direction driven and blinded by selfish
concern and greed)."
How can you be no good or worthless?
You were precious enough that He died to qualify to bring you on up further
2:10 "For it became him-(God,
the Father), for whom are all
things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to
as the original intended, 'to become, through what
He went through, the complete and perfectly qualified person')-the
captain of their salvation-(Jesus)-perfect
How can you
be lonely and unacceptable to others? -Romans
14:18 "For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to
God, and approved of men."
How can you be long
in poverty when He gives us all things in due time? -1Timothy
6:17 "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded,
nor trust in uncertain riches-(or,
in the uncertainty of riches – closer to the original),
but in the living God, who giveth us richly
all things to enjoy."-Believe
in Him in whom are all
9:8 "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work."
8:32 "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" Romans
11:36 "For of him and through him and to him are all things; to whom
be glory for ever. Amen." Acts
17:25 "Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed
any thing, seeing he giveth to all life
and breath and all things."
No one can make
you think you are still a sinner,
when you know the truth about Christ; that
you are holy and perfect!
No one can make you think that you're
bad enough to deserve the trials and sufferings
of life when you know what the trials are really doing.
Jesus had to warn His disciples.(learners).about
16:6,12 "Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees ...Then understood they how that
he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of
Pharisees and of the Sadducees."
today make it harder on their
people than even the
disadvantageous and faulty old covenant. At least under it, there was
a clearing of conscience from sin annually -Hebrews
10:1-3 "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not
the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they
offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For
then would they not have ceased to be offered? Because that the worshippers
once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices
there is a remembrance again made of sins every year."
Some church goers
are reminded weekly by their pastors that they are sinners and all
this crap is disseminated in
spite of the fact that sin no longer counts.....continue?