The vast majority of people cannot make head or tail of the Bible.
Because they do not believe nor do they apply Paul’s command in 2 Timothy 2:15 to rightly divide the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 is the key to understanding your Bible, the only way it will make complete sense. Ephesians 1:13 and Galatians 2:7-9 clarify the meaning of 2 Timothy 2:15.
Because the vast majority of people do not understand the Bible, their automatic conclusion is one of unbelief.
Others will state outright that the Bible contradicts itself, and they are right, but they do not know the reason for this, and take the view that if something or someone contradicts itself/himself/herself, then that something or someone hasn’t got the truth or isn’t telling the truth because contradictions equate to lies, which is true, but not with the Bible. There’s a very good reason as to why the Bible contradicts itself, and it’s mainly the Apostle Paul’s epistles that contradict the rest of the Bible, unless you’re a religious fruit-loop of note that spiritualizes Paul’s epistles to make them fit into the rest of the Bible like the fundamental Baptists do. I know because I used to be one – they believe that Romans is the root of salvation whilst James is the fruit of salvation.
I’ll take things further by saying that the vast majority of Christian churches, as much as 99.9999% of them do not preach the truth. Those that stand behind pulpits and sit in church pews every Sunday who profess to believe the Bible are liars because they are totally clueless as to what God’s plan and purpose is today, plus the added fact that when you tell them the truth (of the word of truth rightly divided) they either have one of several reactions, namely, they get angry, go into shock, ridicule you, call you an heretic or cry blue murder, or all of the above. But they claim belief in the very Bible whose truth they deny……. Strange, but true.
Not only do they profess to believe everything in the Bible, but they also try and apply everything in the Bible not only to themselves, but to others too. Their confusion and utter duplicity has caused some of their ilk to erroneously predict the date of the catching away of the saints, and also to state that current day events are Bible prophecies being fulfilled, and not only that, but they themselves think they’re Israel, the chosen nation, but none of them can tell you which (of the 12 tribes) they belong to, and not one of them can tell you for sure who the Antichrist is and why “these last days”, i.e., the “tribulation period” is enduring for so many years already, and when pressed for an answer, they come up with something lame like, “we must make this world a better place before the Lord Jesus Christ can return”, like they’re God and it’s up to them when Christ will return. Meanwhile, back at the ranch the Jehovah’s Witnesses are claiming to be the 144 000 of the book of Revelation, but there are more than 144 000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in the world….. and the Pope is being chauffeured around in his Pope Mobile claiming the benefits of a New World Order and that Islam is good.
And most cannot see the absurdity, never mind the duplicity of it all.
So is it any wonder that they are the biggest hypocrites on two legs, otherwise known as Bible straddlers because they straddle the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and apply it all, or rather try to, but not very successfully because they end up with forked tongues and a tendency to play hopscotch with Hebrew and Pauline doctrine and their followers are just as blind and duplicitous as they are and enmeshed in their own web of muddled doctrine and are unable to see the truth because they swallow everything that is said from the pulpit, hook, line and sinker because it’s backed up with perverted Bible versions like the NIV, NKJV, Amplified, etc., that conveniently dumb down right division.
If modern day Bible versions are the inspired words of God, why do they dumb down right division? God esteems His words above His own name, so why would He do that? Psalm 138:2.
They also conveniently have a verse for everyone and all kinds of situations. They have a tendency to whack you with the Bible when you’re naughty, stroke you and bless you with it when they think you are good and whip you with it when they think you are lukewarm according to Israel’s tribulation doctrine, not to mention the fact that when you die, they’ll quote Psalm 23 at your grave, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil…”, seriously dude……… no, that just doesn’t cut it since the Apostle Paul tells us that when we aren’t in our bodies anymore (meaning we are dead), we are with the Lord in heaven, and being with the Lord in heaven isn’t walking through the valley of the shadow of death. His rod and His staff won’t comfort you in heaven, dude, get with the programme. His rod and His staff will comfort you if you are alive and a believer during the tribulation period because that’s where the valley of the shadow of death will be, and that’s when you will need the comfort of His rod and His staff because you’ll be dealing with the Antichrist.
Religious, denominational, Bible blending churches are the pits, but what makes them worse (I wish there was a word like worserer in this instance) is when they have those so-called “ordained” women preachers at the helm, a women preaching Hebrew doctrine straight out of the book of Revelation, a so-called woman preacher who tells everyone that if there is something wrong with a person’s behavior, it is a definite sign that they are not saved. And that’s how they whip you into shape if you are troublesome and do not know any better. It’s called control and it goes something like this:
Constant bad behavior will see you in hell according to their philosophy, so who in effect is your savior then? You are, because your salvation lies in your very own hands, it’s up to you to make the decision to become a better person and to save yourself. So when you are a “better person”, you will do as they say, not do as they do.
Does Jesus really stand at the door of our hearts and knock today and ask to come in? No, He doesn’t. The Apostle Paul tells us it’s faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross that saves our souls (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), and that we preach Christ crucified 1 Corinthians 1:23 because that’s what saves souls. Do you think for one moment if Christ already did all the work (on Calvary’s cross) in order for your soul to be saved, that He’d still stand and knock on the door of your heart and beg you to be saved? What does that make Him? A beggar? The Lord Jesus Christ isn’t our personal Gofer, which is what 99.9999% of Christian churches make Him out to be today.
If you think a so-called ordained woman preacher who preaches muddled up doctrine (MUD) is the pits, try a so-called ordained woman preacher who preaches MUD and swings to the left and reckons herself to be the specially chosen of God, just as Israel was in times past – there are plenty of them, and they dress and behave just like men. No husband, not even a ex-husband to speak of, and no children – she has “given her life to the Lord”. Newsflash : God is interested in saving your soul today, He doesn’t want to take over and control your life, especially not one of religious, hypocritical servitude where you are desperately try to work yourself into heaven by gaining his acceptance.
There’s a thing going on in the world lately, a voice that is growing ever louder, where it is said that people need understanding and healing. People are even prepared to forgive cold-blooded murderers and let them get off scott-free, unsaved people – both, who think that they can make the world a better place by turning into good people. With all the terrorist acts being committed, more and more people are crying for peace and stricter governmental controls to be put into place. To my mind this can only lead to one place, and that’s a One World Government where 99.9999% of the world’s churches will be in on the plan and toe the line because in so doing, believe they can create a Theocracy and all will live in peace and harmony.
I also believe that all these acts of terror are set-ups in order to change peoples’ point of views and perceptions. Not so long ago in the past Communism was the “bad guy” or common enemy that brought the majority of the world’s people together, particularly the West, and when it fell in 1989 there was no common enemy left to unite the world, so one had to be found.
They found two convenient common enemies that are currently uniting mankind, namely Islam or radical Islam (as they like to call it) and global warming, otherwise known as climate change. If you don’t think Islam is part of the agenda to unite mankind under a New World Order, think again. Ask yourself why the liberals are pro-Islam? Why did Obama and Hillary Clinton ignore what was happening at Benghazi? Why is there hardly anyone that is concerned about the religious persecution and genocide taking place in the Middle East? Why is the takeover by radical Islamists of countries such as Egypt and Libya seen as the “Arab Spring”?
When people get sick and tired of all the acts of terrorism, of bloodshed, violence, the injustices, war and crime, those in power will conveniently have the solution to all the world’s problems, which will be the democratic implementation of a One World Government which in turn will restrict one’s freedoms and subject one to the rulings of a World Court in the name of world peace, which to my mind will be the beginning of the end of this current dispensation because they will put an end freedom of religion.
I realise fully that we as members of the body of Christ cannot change the world because it’s not part of God’s will for this current dispensation, His plan and purpose is solely to see souls saved and saints edified. This world is waning, it is on a downward path, it is in decline not only morally, but spiritually and I say that because the Apostle Paul says in 2 Timothy 3:13 that evil AND seducers will wax worse, and those seducers are the men standing behind the pulpits of so-called Christian churches. One good example to my mind how they will wax worse is by unifying with Islam, this can already be seen by the Pope washing the feet of Muslims and saying we worship the same God as they do, as well as the denomination of Chrislam. If they can overlook pertinent Pauline doctrine, they can overlook the fact that Islam denies the deity of Christ.
Today’s so-called Christian churches are in essence pagan, because they consist of unsaved preachers and congregations, hence the reason why most are gravitating back to the mother church of Roman Catholicism. There are however people who call themselves Mid-Acts, Pauline Dispensationalists who regard those in mainline, institutionalized Christianity to be saved because they either confess Christ or believe in Him, which in turn makes me wonder about their salvation.
It’s a sad, bad world, but we’ve got to make the best of it by preaching the gospel and getting souls saved, and edifying saints with sound Pauline doctrine, we are not of this world (Philippians 3:20), hence the reason why I don’t care much about politics, global warming/climate change, movie stars or sport. I don’t care who wins what game, or who is famous or who is doing what to whom, nor do I care about how much plastic I throw away because irrespective of what rules and regulations are put in place to “save the planet”, you won’t be able to because of what will happen to it during the Tribulation period. So much for “saving the planet for our children and their children”.
I can however see how governments, politicians and seducers standing behind pulpits are manipulating current day events and people in order to fulfill their agenda. Churches out there are preaching a social agenda, that people need to come to together in unity for the sake of peace under the auspices that it is God’s will. Others are preaching that Man has to look at himself and improve morally in order to garner the acceptance of aliens who will then show him how to improve his existence on this planet. Unsaved Man cannot improve himself, he is totally depraved, his short-term self-righteousness is only there in order to make himself look good to others, normally those that matter in his life, the one’s he wants to impress. He is also afraid of death because his conscience (if not seared) tells him there is a God, but he cannot bring himself to admit it because it is perceived as a sign of weakness, besides, his flesh is too strong to deny. If his conscience does prick his soul, he looks for salvation in all the wrong places, from all the wrong people, neither does he question what they tell him.
Christianity isn’t a blind faith, but most who profess to be Christians are spiritually blind because they believe what others tell them and believe what others believe. How many have read the Bible? Not many, because if they did, most will see the differences between Israel’s Old Covenant and New Covenant compared to the Apostle Paul’s epistles, some will however deny outright that the differences exist, others will gloss over them and blend them to make them fit in, others will call the Apostle Paul a false teacher, a Judas, while others (a vast minority) will see that the ascended Christ chose the Apostle Paul to be the chief steward, revealer and dispenser of a mystery, something unique and something new, and believe.
The gospel that saves men’s souls today is to be found in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthinas – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, so if you ignore the Apostle Paul and do not give his epistles precedence – you will remain lost for eternity.