|Posted on June 26, 2019 at 11:05 AM|
Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)
The Spirit Who lives in Us is Greater Than the one (devils) in the World – Follow-up
This story is a follow-up. Someone asked me to explain 1 John 4:4 because some people were saying that the people in the church were better than the unsaved. While writing two days ago, I made a mistake and it was too late to correct it.
I posted the error on an additional story, but some of the readers didn’t see the other pages. The error was: The scripture does say that that the people in the church are better than the unsaved (lost). It should have been stated that the scripture does not say the people in the church are better than the unsaved (lost).
Now to people in the church. Everybody in the church is not born-again; their spirits have not become alive; they do not have a relationship with Christ. These are the type of people who do not rightly divide the Word of Truth. Yet they think they are going to heaven anyhow, regardless of what they do; they are self-deceived. These people are religious like the Pharisees who were hypocrites. They make others a child of hell by their self-made rules (Matthew 23:15).
Even though they knew the law, these hypocrites were no better than the false prophets in 1 John 4:1. Jesus told His disciples to beware of false prophets who come in sheep clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15).
This is an excellent example of a big-headed prideful man who thought he was better than another man. Two men went to the temple to pray… the Pharisee prayed as if he was better than others and that he didn’t sin like they did…he bragged on his fasting and tithing. The other man who was a publican said: Lord be merciful to me a sinner. This man was justified because he humbled himself. God exalts those who humble themselves (Luke 18:10-14).
Those of you who have been turned off by church people, remember this: You must give account to God for yourself (Romans 14:12).
Next: What Happens When the Children of God Disobey Him and those Who Turn Others Away by Their Ungodly Actions?
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Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG