For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. 2Pet.1:16-18 NIV
The Apostle Peter boldly assured his readers that what he presented to them as the Gospel of Jesus Christ was not a fairy tale or an invented fable. He was not telling a tall story to stroke his ego or to pamper his narcissism. He was giving an eyewitness report and there were other witnesses who could verify his report (Luke 9:28-36). Can your teachers make the same bold claim as Peter? Are you confident that they are not feeding you cleverly concocted theories that they use the Bible to legitimize? Many false teachers have infiltrated Christianity with their damning heresies and lies. “Take heed that no man deceives you.” is the solemn warning of none other than Jesus Christ (Mat. 24:4).
Ask yourself whether these are cleverly invented stories. Be honest with yourself.
- The white races of Northern Europe, the U.K, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are the lost tribes of Israel and this knowledge unlocks the prophecies of the Bible.
- That the Azazel goat (scapegoat) in the day of Atonement ritual of Leviticus chapter 16 represents Satan. That Satan is the one who bears our sins. It is not our sins but the Devil’s that has been placed back on his own head you are asked to believe.
- You are told that the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles represents a time in the future when all who did not accept a certain brand of religion in their previous lifetime will be resurrected and given a chance to accept that religion.
- You believe that the Holy Spirit is a “force” not the third member of the Godhead.
You believe for sure that your church is the only true church and that Christendom is deceived
Someone you hold in high esteem used to admonish, “Don’t believe me, believe the Bible.” Have you checked these things for yourself by consulting the word of God and literature outside of your church? Are you so afraid of your church that you cannot independently and objectively study Bible commentaries and other Bible helps on these subjects? The Internet is a valuable source of information on a vast array of subjects. I urge you to make good use of it.
I am sure that some of you have doubts about some of these things. You owe it to yourself to know where you stand. Pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He want to lead you away from fables and into the truth of Jesus Christ. Stop resisting Him.