Throughout the years, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the faith has slowly been affected and adjusted. Many false doctrines, have slowly entered the church and the lives of many believers. Because of these false doctrines, many believers are not able anymore, to endure sound doctrine. Many preachers preach according to the itching ears and the will of man. There are many preachers, who are employed by man, instead of God. They do everything they can, to please people, so that they will keep coming to church. Because they know, that as soon as their message will be confrontational and will go against the will of the people, the people will become offended and insulted and will not come anymore. That’s why there aren’t many sermons about the true sound gospel of Jesus Christ, the cross, the work of redemption, the blood, sin, putting away sin, dying to self and sanctification. And if there are preachers, who preach about it, then often times, the truth has been adjusted in such a way, that the message ensures, that the believer will stay unchanged, continue in sin and remain the old creation.
What’s happened with the church?
Instead that the church; the gathering of believers, who represent the Kingdom of God on this earth, separate themselves from the world and from sin, the church keeps walking in sin, just like the world. They hardly study and/or listen to the Word and apply the Word in their lives.
There aren’t many believers, who are longing for a holy and righteous life, just like Jesus lived, in obedience to the Father. They are only longing for the powers and miracles, that Jesus did and to be accepted by the world. They do everything they can, to become famous and noticed by the world and to be accepted by the world.
There is hardly any difference between believers and unbelievers
There is hardly any difference anymore between the world, the unbelievers, who obey and serve the devil, and have the devil as father, and the church; the believers, who serve Jesus and have God as their Father.
Visiting a church once or twice a week, having a membership and/or task in the church, supporting charities and good behaviour, will not make you a Christian. It doesn’t give you access to the Kingdom of God neither. There are many people, who call themselves Christians, who go to church, seminars and conferences and are ever learning, without coming to the knowledge of the truth.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Tim 3:6-7)
Isn’t that awful? That you think, that you are saved, but in reality you are not? That you think, that you live according to the will of God, but you’re not? How is that possible? Because many believers have left the Word of God, that’s why, they don’t know the truth. They don’t know the real Jesus Christ; the living Word. But they have created and serve and imaginary false Jesus, who has a lot of similarities with themselves, and that’s why they live in a big lie. They fill themselves with lies, to make their lives as comfortable as possible
Many believers are walking on self-chosen ways
The sad truth is, that many believers have left God’s Word and therefore they have left the faith in Jesus Christ; the living Word, and have entered self-chosen ways. Many believers don’t walk according to the will of God and His commandments anymore. They don’t live as born again Christians and don’t walk after the Spirit. But they are carnal, and are led by the world and their own lusts, desires, feelings, emotions, will and walk after their flesh.
Because of the fact, that they remain the old man, they often end up in troubles.
But isn’t the reality, that we have freely laid down our own life in Jesus Christ and died to ‘self’. That it’s not about our own will anymore, but about His will?
Aren’t we seated in Him, in the Heavenly places, and shouldn’t we bring the Kingdom of God to this earth? Instead of enforcing the kingdom of the world; the kingdom of darkness (the devil)?
Jesus’ perfect worked denied
How many times, do preachers, pastors, evangelists, elders etc. say they believe in Jesus Christ and His work of redemption, but in reality deny Jesus’ perfect work of redemption, by considering themselves sinners and therefore tolerate sin and continue in sin? How is that possible?
The Word says, when we become a new creation; a son of God, we are no longer sinners. In Jesus Christ, and by His blood, we have been made holy and righteous. His Spirit has been given, to the new creation; the new man, and lives in the new man. Therefore the new creation is able to walk, just like Jesus walked, as son of God, on this earth.
But as long as people keep believing, that they will always stay sinners, they indirectly say, that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ at the cross was not perfect. They indirectly say, that the blood of Jesus Christ, that was shed at the whipping post and at the cross, was not powerful enough, to redeem man from sin and iniquity and redeem man from their sin nature.
When people say, that they are still sinners, they don’t believe in Jesus Christ and His perfect work of redemption.
Yes, we are all born as sinners in the flesh, there is no one excluded.
Every person is born as a sinner and remains a sinner, until a person believes in Jesus Christ, repents, and become a new creation, by His blood, baptism in water and the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
When you become a new creation, you are no longer a sinner. You have freely laid down your old sinful nature, and exchanged your life for His life; your will for His will. Now it’s up to you, to take up your cross and follow Jesus.
The faith is being affected by the lies of man
Every time, when we take the words of God out of their context, provide an own explanation, interpretation, and add our own opinion, then the words become a twisted truth, which is no longer the truth.
Many times, people say: Jesus ate with publicans and sinners, He was a friend of publicans and sinners (Lu 7:34), therefore, we are also allowed to hang out and fellowship with unbelievers, and do the things they do, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Yes, Jesus hung out with publicans and sinners. But first of all, they were part of God’s chosen people after the flesh (Israel), and weren’t gentiles.
Secondly, Jesus came with a message of repentance, and these sinners believed in Jesus Christ, repented and immediately laid down their wicked and evil deeds.
“Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold”
Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the publicans, was rich, and when he repented, he gave half of his goods to the poor, and he said to Jesus, that if he had taken anything from any man by false accusation, he was even willing to restore him fourfold:
Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, for so much as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:8-10)
Jesus didn’t tolerate and accept sin. He didn’t fellowship and wasn’t a partaker of their evil works, but He brought them (The people of Israel) to repentance.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Luke 5:32)
Jesus loves man, but hates the works of the old man
Jesus loved man, but He hated the evil works (sin) of the old carnal man, who belonged to the unfaithful generation. Yes, He hated the carnal works like adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revelling, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication etc.
He hated the works, that came forth out of the Adamic nature. Because they were against the will of the Father. And the truth is, that He still hates them, because He has not changed, and that’s why His point of view has not changed.
Jesus still hates sin, despite His work at the cross and His blood that was shed. Jesus didn’t died at the cross to approve and authorise man, to continue in sin. But His perfect work and His blood ensured, that whosoever would believe in Him, He gave power to become a new creation; a son of God and to reign together with Jesus Christ.
Will I find faith on the earth?
You can confess with your mouth all you want. But if your works and deeds don’t line up with your confessions and your repentance, than your confessions are worthless.
The devil and the fallen angels (demons) also believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. But they are not saved. Their final destination is the eternal lake of fire; hell.
When you say, that you believe in Jesus Christ, then you shall live according to His commandments and His will.
You shall do, what the Word tells you to do, and not listen, to what the world says. You shall no longer be a partaker of its evil works and live like the world. But you shall separate yourselves from the world. You shall put your trust in Jesus Christ, and listen to what God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit say. You shall devote your life to Him.
Only when you walk after the Spirit, and live according to what the Word says, you shall walk in faith.
You shall keep standing in the faith, despite your circumstances. You shall stay loyal to the Word and be persistent in prayer. When you walk in faith, you shall walk according to the will of the Father, and please Him. You shall seek those things which are above, and not the things which are beneath, on this earth.
Abusing the grace of God
Jesus knew the weaknesses of the old man, who walked after the flesh and belonged to the unfaithful generation (the Adamic nature). He knew, that in the end times, many false teachers and preachers would come, with their own philosophies, opinions and worldly knowledge. False preachers, who would tolerate and accept sin, who would abuse the grace of God to continue living in sin, and mock the gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s why Jesus said:
Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth? (Lu 18:8)
‘Be the salt of the earth’