BE REAL

I wish the leaders of the modern day church would BE REAL with their members. Educate them on true New Testament GRACE GIVING instead of fear mongering with a curse that was not directed at them.

BE REAL about INVESTING in the programs that they participate in, instead of promising hundred fold blessings in a SEED that the Bible defines as the Word (not money).

BE REAL about the Gospel message of Jesus Christ; born, died & risen for our salvation, instead of a message of works and feel good platitudes.

BE REAL
about what New Testament fellowship is, instead if the programmed repeated ceremony the church has devolved into.

BE REAL
about the true context of a scripture verse, instead of “proof-texting” which is the practice of taking different, unrelated verses of Scripture, often out of context, to “prove” that their position lines up with the Bible. (which is easy to do since many members, by and large, only pick up their own Bibles when they walk through the doors of the edifice).

False teaching is easy to pass off when mixed with a little “truth” to a people that take the easy road of letting someone else “do ministry.” Instead of being the true temple of the Holy Spirit; they think they have to GO TO the temple to “hear” from God.

BE REAL
and perhaps YOUR MINISTRY will give way to GOD’S MINISTRY.
That could be a reason many would rather keep on with THEIR programs instead of BEING REAL.

Just sayin’

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2 responses to “BE REAL

  1. “BE REAL about the true context of a scripture verse, instead of “proof-texting” which is the practice of taking different, unrelated verses of Scripture, often out of context, to “prove” that their position lines up with the Bible. (which is easy to do since many members, by and large, only pick up their own Bibles when they walk through the doors of the edifice).”

    Right on. I have lately spent much time revisiting all the ‘proof texts’ I was fed in my younger days to see if they really meant what I was told… very eye opening!

    As a case in point, the entire question of total abstinence was, I was convinced, clearly taught (somewhere) in scripture, only to find that there were many verses about drunkenness that weren’t addressed to ANY drinking…and temperance is recommended for many aspects of life, of which drinking wine is never even mentioned in those passages!

    I hope to finish a book about it this year but, (if your web site policies allow..otherwise kindly delete this last paragraph) I would direct your readers to my ongoing blog: http://www.revisitingscripture.com/.

    • Thanks for your comment Bro. Tom.
      Please, feel free to add links. I do moderate comments but I also believe in allowing others to talk freely. My only caveat is obvious inappropriate material.

      Also, feel free to share anything here. I don’t have a “copyright mindset” in thinking that I actually have an original thought that I have to “protect.”
      Most copyrighted material is just a hodge-podge of paraphrased scripture. How dare we “copyright” God’s word.

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