Jesus alone can save you from your sins. No works will earn you salvation. But following Christ comes with a cost. And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses … Continue reading Forms of False Christianity: Part 11 – What is True Christianity?
Cornelius’s Vision Now there was a man at Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, “Cornelius!” And fixing his … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #99 – Acts Chapter 10
Only "the church" (that is, the elite/apostolic leaders of it, past or present) or theology/"divinity" "professionals" can hear from the Holy Spirit, and you should accept their teachings automatically as truth. According to Spiritless Christianity, if the Spirit is revealing something contrary in your heart to what the leaders (ancient or present) of the organized … Continue reading Forms of False Christianity: Part 10 – Spiritless Christianity
The Conversion of Saul Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #98 – Acts Chapter 9
Judaized Christianity is Christianity that still wants to keep enforcing some of the old Jewish laws. Jesus came to fulfill the Law, and those seeking to live by the law must die. Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the … Continue reading Forms of False Christianity: Part 9 – Judaized Christianity
Saul Persecutes the Church Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #97 – Acts Chapter 8
Religious Christianity involves one or both of the following: Connection with God is sought through elemental things (sacraments, rituals, candles, vestments, chalices, icons) rather than through Christ, who lives in the heart. Everyone knows the rules, no one knows the Ruler. Everyone knows the system, and no one knows the Savior. Human effort is made … Continue reading Forms of False Christianity: Part 8 – Religious Christianity