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Membership To A Local Church Does Not Make You Christian

Jesus gave us a very important warning at the outset of the New Covenant when he spoke of the 'Parable Of The Weeds': "The owners servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field'? Where then did the weeds come from?' 'An enemy did this', he replied". Matthew 13:27,28 NIV

Here, Jesus is talking about the world, and how Christians live, work and, play side by side with unbelievers. He speaks of how, from the roots, they are so intricately entangled that to pull one up would ultimately mean pulling up others, unintentionally, as well.

The Church is supposed to be that, 'Light on a Hill', that brilliant radiance of influence that bears the weight of the God of all creation. The one who dared to clothe himself with humanity and become a universal spectacle. Putting all of creation on 'Notice' that in Him alone is life. But, there are some among us who are spreading dangerous heresies, false teachings, that does not harmonize with sound biblical teaching. This is being done from the pulpit of their own 'man-made' and 'man-directed' religious organizations.

I would like to say that we are not out to malign anyone or, in any way, sully the reputation of any brother or sister in Christ, or anyone else. We are Christians who, being defenders of the faith, are committed to protecting the body of Christ from all falsehood that is being preached in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; and any falsehood that threatens the well-being of the faithful and, as such, shipwreck many.

One of the most damaging heresies that have shipwrecked many is this so-called, 'Prosperity Doctrine'. This so-called 'Prosperity Doctrine' is not found in the Old Testament or the New Testament. The whole doctrine is based on selected verses in the bible that has been taken out of context, misapplied, misunderstood and, misinterpreted. This false doctrine is totally contrary to biblical truth. Check for yourself! One place to look is in Psalm 73. Read the Psalm, it completely contradict the prosperity doctrine.

I urge you to see what others have to say about this so-called prosperity doctrine. One website you can look at is:

www.christianissues.com/examined

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