And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Creflo Dollar was on CNN some time back and as he was being interviewed, and as literally millions of people around the entire globe could see him, he lied and made Jesus a liar and he sticks to his lies to this day and has not repented publically, said he was wrong, made amends and as stated, is still living by the same word and lies that he always has.
In the Chapter and verses above, creflo says that the rich young ruler was told to sell all he had and follow Jesus, creflo states that the rich young ruler did that and that because he “tithed” as creflo called it, he received one hundred fold of what he gave in return.
I have checked every bible version I can find, from the idiocy and lunacy of the message bible and the dubious CEV, to the miswritten NIV and all the way up to the greater works in the Webster, Geneva, Bishops and finally the KJV (AV). None of them even led us to believe that this happened.
He walked away! – Simply put, he went to hell eventually for he rejected Christ and clung to his riches.
The Holy Spirit does not have to lay out each step for us to follow, anyone who rejects Christ, has no future – other than in a burning and hot eternal hell.
Yet just as folk sit in dead churches and listen to dead preachers preaching dead sermons to dead congregations, so go they.
People believe lies and accept death to their spirit because they never question and call out those who speak and they never confront lies and sin head on. If your preacher tells the truth great, if the people do not follow it and are causing harm, speak out.
If you have spoken out, and they have not heeded the truth , year after year , then go your way shake the dust from off your feet and do not return (Matthew 10:14; mark 6:11; Luke 9:5)
Christ sent his twelve disciples abroad, who by this time were able to teach others what they had received from the Lord. They must not be anxious to commend themselves to people's esteem by outward appearance. They must go as they were. The Lord Jesus is the fountain of power and authority, to whom all creatures must, in one way or another, be subject; and if he goes with the word of his ministers in power, to deliver sinners from Satan's bondage, they may be sure that he will care for their wants. When truth and love thus go together, and yet the message of God is rejected and despised, it leaves men without excuse, and turns to a testimony against them. (Henry)
Jesus never attended a funeral, never put anyone in a tomb and no one died in His prescence, and if someone was in a “funeral” or dead condition, He raised them from the dead.
Jesus is the answer, so why do people accept death, lies and lunacy and why do they flock to it –
Are we as men so greedy that the gospel that has been pimped out and the promise of a hundred fold blessing gotten us to the point where we listen to an saturate our lives with lies?
Garbage in = Garbage out
Find the truth and live in today and avoid at all costs the false and hopeless.
See there is hope in Jesus, but those who willfully reject Him will fall away and die and we need not be present with them as they die, it will benefit us nothing.
Help thiose that you can, start your own home church or something – but get them to safety and if they will not listen then even though when human empathy kicks in, we must as commanded, shake the dust off and keep going. We cannot allow emotion to lead us or tradition to lead us or that we have to have an offering to go to church or etc., that is all a lie and false and even at the point od defying Scripture.
If what you watch is dead, a lie or false in any way and it is not an accident but habitual falsehood – and you give to it, Jesus will strike at you and never again shall you be as you are now.
Leave it, flee it and avoid it.
Start a home church as stated, build a building, buy a building, whatever you need to do to get the gospel out to those who are will in and whom the Spirit may draw once a true work is started. Do not leave one false place to drive over to another that is misguided and dead as well –
If the church and the people are not a church that can be found as it states in the book of Acts, then it is not a true church.
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