on the contrary i went through what i call the "greatest awakening". and thats when i realized 100% of christians are fake.
When Jesus went in towns, the crowd gathered around Him. Why? not because they wanted to be saved, or that they want to be lectured or indoctrinated. They gathered around Jesus because they wanted something for themselves, either they wanted to be healed or they wanted to see a miracle.
This is what Jesus did, be thankful that his disciples gathered around Him and not around some other miracle doer.
What is important is that christians receive their basic needs as christians, be happy that they are singing christian rock music and not death metal satanic sh*t ones.
as time goes by, they will mature, that's the time you feed them with another kind of christian needs, more solid food if you know what I mean. What is important is that they're IN the church, and they love God.
I'd rather be happy to see young people messing around within the church, rather than see them disciplined but outside the church.
^The problem is that you have been desensitized by this trend that's been growing in the Church for years. But if you study the Scriptures closely, you will see that God requires more of Christians. Faith is the only requirement for salvation, but living the Christian life? It requires making your body as a living sacrifice. A run-through of the letters to the 7 churches shows Jesus as the Head, the Judge, that issues a stern warning to all believers. Try mo rin makinig sa mga militanteng preachers like Paul Washer. I don't endorse him, but sometimes we need preachers na maanghang magsalita.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Romans 10:14 How then can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
All I can say is, it's difficult to live the Christian life. It is fraught with challenges. But that is what we, God's children, are called to do. Hindi man perpekto, but we are expected to try, all along relying on His grace and mercy and believing that He is the author and perfecter of our faith.
2 Corinto 6:17 "Kaya nga, Magsialis kayo sa kanila, at magsihiwalay kayo, sabi ng Panginoon (Magsilabas at magsihiwalay kayo sa lahat ng RELIHIYON... At kayo'y aking tatanggapin),"
Dito makikita mo ang katotohanan na samantalang sinasabi ng mga nasa RELIHIYON gaya mo na dapat ay may LITERAL NA CHURCH o RELIHIYON, ang sinasabi naman ni Jesus ay "Magsihiwalay kayo sa mga RELIHIYON." At samantalang sinasabi mo rin na "Tanggapin si Jesus" ang sinabi naman ni Jesus ay Siya ang tumatanggap sa mga tao. Hindi baga't ang "Manampalataya kay Jesus ay maliligtas" (Acts 16:31)? Kung gayon, bakit ayaw ninyong sampalatayanan ang sinabing ito ni Jesus?
Ang lamang na nagpahayag ng katotohanang ito NANG BUONG KATAPANGAN ay silang mga KAY CRISTO na si Jesucristo ang kinikilalang Dios, gaya ni Pablo.
Romans 9:5 "Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came (Si Jesucristo ang Dios na nagkatawang-tao - 1 Tim 3:16), who is over all God (OVERALL GOD - dahil si Jesucristo o "Jesucristo" ang PANGALAN ng Dios na nagpahayag sa tatlong kapahayagan - Ama, Anak, Espiritu Santo - 1 John 5:7), God blessed for ever. Amen"
Titus 2:13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"
Ang mga nasa RELIHIYON dahil ang katuruan ay nakasalig sa turo ng tao na; 1. Si Jesus ay isa lamang sa tatlong persona ng Dios, 2. Si Jesus ay tao lamang, at; 3. Mayroong tatlong Jesus, kinukuha ang mga sulat ni Pablo, pero hindi itinuturo ang kaniyang mga ipinahayag na ito. Bakit? Dahil sasalungat ito sa mga katuruan ninyong mga nasa RELIHIYON!
Rom 8:16 "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God."
Sinong Espiritu o Espiritu Santo ang itinuturo ni Pablo?
2 Cor. 3:17 "Now the Lord is that Spirit (Si Jesucristo ang itinuturo ni Pablo na nag-iisang Panginoon - 1 Cor. 8:6, kaya si Jesucristo ang Espiritu o Espiritu Santo na tinutukoy niya): and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (Kung kanino dumoroon ang Espiritu ni Cristo siya ay may kalayaan sa mga maling katuruan at doktrina)."
I Pablo, nang PILIIN, TURUAN at ITALAGA ni Jesus, si Jesus ay nasa kapahayagang Espiritu Santo na.
Galatians 1:11-12 "But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ."
Kung si Jesucrisrto ang itinuturo ni Pablo na Dios (Ro. 9:5, Titus 2:13), at sinabi niyang si Jesus matapos umakyat ay bumaba sa kapahayagang Espiritu Santo (Eph. 4:9-10), paano ka kung gayon naging anak ng Dios o ni Cristo? lalo pa't hindi mo alam ang tungkol sa tatlong kapahayagan ng iisang Dios?
Mt 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."Hindi man perpekto, but we are expected to try,
Sorry if I went overboard with my words. I understand I could have said them with a bit more..tact.
I believe we now live in the age of apostasy - the great falling away from the faith prophesied in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3. This is a time when tares would infiltrate churches and wreak havoc.
Sabi ni Hesus sa Revelation 3:8, the church that will be raptured has "little strength", konti lang talaga sila. But they have kept God's Word and have not denied His Name. And because of this, God has placed an open door to heaven before them. Malapit na!