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Urban_Hermit 68M
152 posts
12/4/2018 5:19 am
Today's faith


The Evangelical Commandments

Thou shalt preach a soft gospel of love only.

Thou shalt preach prosperity, well-being and thine best life now.

Thou shalt promote TV preachers who live off the flock, sadly private industry could never use them so they need thine support. Give to them in abundance to spend on their excesses so they can live thy dream.

Thou shalt not preach hard truths that might cause grief that would turn to repentance and therefore true salvation.

Thou shalt preach we are little gods, our words have creative power even though we are really fallen humans.

Thou shalt raise thy hand and accept Jesus into thine heart without ever understanding thou needest cleansing.

Thou shalt heap to thyselves teachers who are pleasing to thine ears

Thou shalt not learn the Scriptures for it is too hard. Thou shalt enjoy ignorance until the grave.

Thou shalt ignore knowledge, understanding and wisdom for it is painful. Ignorance is bliss.

Thou shalt allow the pastor to have full control over thine life, thoust need his permission for everything.

Thou shalt preach Jesus is gentle and mild at all times.

Thou shalt not listen to a 'still small voice' as it conflicts with being a 'team player'

Thou shalt pray to the Holy Spirit, He's God isn't He? Never mind we ignore the Father and the in so doing and ignore the disciples model of prayer.

Thou shalt not preach hell, hellfire, judgment, the wrath of God or anything He hates, it's too disturbing.

Thou shalt turn a blind eye to immorality, homosexuality and lust especially in leaders and volunteers.

Thou shalt turn a blind eye to scanty clothing, coarse joking and dirty innuendos

Thou shalt turn a deaf ear to profanities exclaimed by 'Christians' even though it's a poor testimony to the unsaved.

Thou shalt ignore the plight of Christians in jail for their faith, don’t think upon that, don't even pray for them

Thou shalt ignore abortion as it's too controversial, it's alright, we've already been born.

Thou shalt never ever question or contradict thine pastor, if not excommunicated thou may be just tolerated.

Thou shalt remain passive on ethics and principles in business, politics, the church and family

Thou shalt call on the Holy Spirit, constantly, shout, "Hallelujahs" loudly, be super spiritual and live like the devil.

Thou shalt call those who preach independently from us, "False."

Thou shalt commit your tithes to the all wise, all knowing, faceless, ungrateful, unapproachable institution

Thou shalt never ask how much thine pastor makes or "Where doeth the money go?" Even though thou does pay for this. A holy vagueness will be the response.

Thou shalt allow homosexuals and prostitutes to tithe (it's all money) and to have a say, perhaps even the pulpit.

Thou shalt ignore the Great Commission by diverting most finances into buildings and salaries.

Thou shalt not get up and preach in the pulpit for free lest the pastor feel threatened and his salary not justifiable

Thou shalt not be moved by the Holy Spirit, stand up from thine seat and start preaching as this is not our tradition.

Thou shalt have a stage, a microphone, loud music and coloured lights for worldly effect, it must be copied.

Thou shalt make worship a show of euphoric feelings, many repetitious words, of self edification and the bliss of worship of worship

Thou shalt live in fine houses in nice areas away from the homeless, widows and orphans, they are depressing.

Thy pastor shalt reduce visitations to a minimum as programs and his private affairs need more attention.

Thou shalt not preach unless your sermon has been viewed by pastor, subject noted and permission for topic granted.

Thou shalt allow a woman to have authority over a man. We have to change with the times, the bible doesn't change and it's old fashioned, after all we have a new culture now

Thy prayer life shall be confined to the occasional 'Amen' in unison at what the pastor says and prays.

Thou shalt not preach the whole counsel of God for thoust must be ashamed lest His word lest thou offend.

Thou shalt ignore the Old Testament as we are under the New, do not mention He's the same God of both.

Thou shalt not study Revelation or End times as it's too confusing and could interfere with buying and selling.

Thou shalt not study the rapture, it's preposterous and preparation for an unknown departure date is foolish.

Thine pastor must preach feel good psychology and marketing using the name of Jesus as a rubber stamp of approval only.

Thou shalt preach one way and live another as confusion draws others closer with questions.

Thou shalt carefully listen to cults as they have 'a truth' too

Thou shalt rule on the throne of thine heart for His ways are too high for us to know.

Thou shalt accept other faiths as paths to God.

Thou shalt accept an heretic as all people 'make mistakes.' Everything's forgivable right?

Thou shalt listen to every wind of doctrine as all is edifying.

Thou shalt not confront the wicked lest they be driven away, God loves the sinner.

Thou shalt love people more than the truth as they are more precious.

Thou shalt be lukewarm in faith as too hot is fanatical and too cold doesn't get with the program.

Judgement Day will be interesting.


Urban_Hermit 68M
317 posts
12/4/2018 5:23 am

Just a few thoughts. Can you add to the list?

Judgement Day will be interesting.


Urban_Hermit 68M
317 posts
12/4/2018 10:15 pm

Thanks HM for the tip. I forgot you guys had halloween, it's creeping in over here too sadly. This post was just to get people who are like the frog in the pot with the water temperature increasing around them to consider their situation. The elect would be fooled 'if possible' so I'm hoping for more 'elect' to come out of the foolable.

Judgement Day will be interesting.


Sojourner06 58M
1767 posts
12/5/2018 2:29 pm

Hi Urban

Most often when I hear and/or read something like above, I start wondering how often it point a finger right back at the one who expressed such things; just like what Jesus said when he spoke about the splinter and the beam ( Matthew 7:1-5 )

But it's not easy to see ourself from the outside, when we are used to look at others from our inside...

Blessings



Sojourner

I Can Explain It To You, But I Can’t Understand It For You

Good News For Christian Man ABP

"REVELATION"


Bariki 85F
41 posts
12/9/2018 4:45 am

Shalom Urban_Hermit.

Read your above Post and then sat wondering what the purpose of it is???

You made a list of how YOU see the Evangelical Church and how they do things. A list of failures of flaws that YOU surely never would do. A list that only points at your own perfectness - in your own eyes.

How if God made a list of YOUR flaws and failures? What would that look like?

What about promoting a racist and trying to raise him into sainthood (Tommy Robinson) ? And then ignore the information given to you for what he really is?

Nowhere in the Bible can be found anything like your post above.
Abraham; Moses or any of the prophets did anything like that.
Jesus never did.

So why are you?

Have you forgotten where you came from and what you used to be?

Have you forgotten what Jesus called you to be and do?

Do you really think you are an example to follow; a man always pointing at Jesus?

Jesus taught us not to compare ourselves to others, but to follow Him.

- And by the way; we are to serve and carry others when they need so. Jesus did and do so. Why can't you?

You are not saved because you have the right opinions and say the right things. Nor for any act or anything you write at the internet. You can't add to your salvation.

You are solely saved by the grace of God. Jesus died for you long before you were born. He gave His life so a sinner like you could be free.

Bariki


Truth is truth even if no one believes it.
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it


Urban_Hermit 68M
317 posts
12/9/2018 11:18 pm

I know I'm far from perfect and salvation is in none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, however this post was made to stimulate thought about man made systems and hypocrisies, it's not politically correct, it's over done deliberately. I recognise I've my faults that need working on, add mine to the list, it's ok. It's good to look around and see faults, it helps to me look within and wonder about myself as well. God bless

Judgement Day will be interesting.


Bariki 85F
41 posts
12/10/2018 3:21 pm

    Quoting Urban_Hermit:
    I know I'm far from perfect and salvation is in none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, however this post was made to stimulate thought about man made systems and hypocrisies, it's not politically correct, it's over done deliberately. I recognise I've my faults that need working on, add mine to the list, it's ok. It's good to look around and see faults, it helps to me look within and wonder about myself as well. God bless
Looking at your list, I don't think man made systems and hypocrisies need any stimulation for getting more thoughts by man. There are already thoughts enough on that

When looking at your profile, you do not want to tell your denomination. Fair enough. - and then take a look at the headline of your post...

I don't think it good (enough) to look around and see faults. I know it's much better to look around and see the potential in people surrounding me.
The devil look for (my) flaws, only God is looking for the potential hidden within. Just like a wine or an olive tree needs a caring hand for giving the best fruit at the right time. Sometimes it's necessary to cut off some branches, but it's not done due to flaws but due to the potential.

When looking for the faults, we end up seeing only faults. And then we forget what's really hiding within.
Of course there will always be faults; things that can be made better or Spiritual ways that ended up being only old habits. And then it needs Living Water.

We are not to only point out faults or looking for faults. We are to be an example instead that will help people see what's right and life. And by seeing they might see themselves and turn their hearts and ways.

When Joshua went into Canaan he said to the Israelites: Choose to day who you will serve. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. He told and showed his example for others to follow, but he didn't tell them what they should do.

You can try to work on your own faults, but I don't believe it will be any success. Leave it to Jesus. He is the one that can change people and have success.
Instead go and do what He tell you to do. God is more interested in a willing heart than whether or not you succeeded.
Go and show what Jesus and Christianity REALLY is about.

Shalom

Bariki


Truth is truth even if no one believes it.
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it


may7749 40F

12/11/2018 11:36 pm

According to my experience, some leaders will endlessly sell products to other believers and persuade others to buy it.If you oppose her, she will be hostile to you. Some leaders saythat she received God's revelation someone will be someone's wife . Some leaders indifferently refuse someone to serve God . For thishalf year, I have been lonely,but there is a friend who stick scloser than a brother .What is a good leader in the Bible?
【士 9】 有人将这事告诉约坦,他就去站在基利心山顶上,向众人大声喊叫说:“示剑人哪,你们要听我的话, 神也就听你们的话。
【Jug 9】 When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, "Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you.
【士 9:8】 有一时树木要膏一树为王,管理他们,就去对橄榄树说:‘请你作我们的王。’
【Jug 9:8】 One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, 'Be our king.'
【士 9:9】 橄榄树回答说:‘我岂肯止住供奉神和尊重人的油,飘摇在众树之上呢?’
【Jug 9:9】 "But the olive tree answered, 'Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and men are honored, to hold sway over the trees?'
【士 9:10】 树木对无花果树说:‘请你来作我们的王。’
【Jug 9:10】 "Next, the trees said to the fig tree, 'Come and be our king.'
【士 9:11】 无花果树回答说:‘我岂肯止住所结甜美的果子,飘摇在众树之上呢?’
【Jug 9:11】 "But the fig tree replied, 'Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?'
【士 9:12】 树木对葡萄树说:‘请你来作我们的王。’
【Jug 9:12】 "Then the trees said to the vine, 'Come and be our king.'
【士 9:13】 葡萄树回答说:‘我岂肯止住使神和人喜乐的新酒,飘摇在众树之上呢?’
【Jug 9:13】 "But the vine answered, 'Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and men, to hold sway over the trees?'
【士 9:14】 众树对荆棘说:‘请你来作我们的王。’
【Jug 9:14】 "Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, 'Come and be our king.'
【士 9:15】 荆棘回答说:‘你们若诚诚实实地膏我为王,就要投在我的荫下,不然愿火从荆棘里出来,烧灭黎巴嫩的香柏树。’
【Jug 9:15】 "The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!'


may7749 40F

12/14/2018 12:18 am

are you looking for woman on bigchurch?I always thought you were here for a quarrel or personal assault to others. yeah,jesus is grace,He renews the essence of things and turns water into wine.