Today’s Sugarcoated Gospel
Today’s sugarcoated Gospel, the preaching we hear at most of today’s Lukewarm Churches never challenges followers to repent. It doesn’t expect them to be transformed into a new creation, it doesn’t rebuke their worldliness. or challenge them to carry their cross, to develop their spiritual gift and carry out their assignment. Todays pastors manufactured a way to deceive God’s servants to help them provide for the itching ears of the masses. The masses can remain in their sins, remain in their lukewarm comfy churches, send their pastor the offerings that rightfully belong to the poor [Tithing; God’s Call or Man’s Substitute ] so that the Pastor’s can gain more and more followers, and increase their empires. This passage warns us that this will occur.
2 Tim 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,[we can strongly trust what we learn from God] 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work
The accurate application of scripture in a disciples life thoroughly equips them for good work. It makes them wise for salvation, correcting rebuking, teaching and training in righteousness, but evil imposters will be decieved, and they will decieve others. This will get worse and worse.
This next passage shows that the problem starts out in the itching ears of the ‘flock’
NLT 2 Tim 4;1 I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom: 2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. 3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths. 5 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
The time when people refuse to listen to sound teaching has come. Churches already gather teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
I think the Wheat & tares parable shows us what is going on here. We aren’t supposed to pull up the weeds. We should also look at the verse that talks about reaping what others have sown.
I don’t think our job is to destroy or change the tares into wheat, but rather to reap what others have sown. The servants, God’s true church, those believers that have grown up amongst the thorns need to understand that they are to separate themselves from the unholy so that they can be Holy. Lets take a look at these passages.
Parable of the Wheat and Weeds
NLT Matt13;24 Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. 25 But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat , then slipped away. 26 When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. 27 “The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’ 28 ” ‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed. “Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. 29 ” ‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’ “
This fallen Anti-Christ Church will continue until the harvest. It is God’s will for this to occur. I couldn’t accept that until I understood that these Pastors are planted by the Antichrist. They are not fallen believers who have lost their way, they are evil imposters. God expects his seekers to eventually hear his voice, and to respond to his call to separate from this lukewarm combination of believers and unbelievers.
Reaping what we didn’t sow
NIV Matt 25;24 “Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
Here we see the master, Jesus reaping where he did not sow! Even the deceived servant knew this about the master! We too will experience this.
NLT John 4;37 You know the saying, ‘One plants and another harvests.’ And it’s true. 38 I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.”
The truth sets us free!
NLT John 8;31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth , and the truth will set you free .” 33 “But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set free ‘?” 34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth , everyone who sins is a slave of sin. 35 A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever.
Disciples, those who remain faithful to Jesus’ teachings – will know the truth, and the truth will set them free. People who continue in sin [people still slaves to sin] are not permanent family members, not yet adopted! I think the following passage gives us the reason that many are not free from sin, and not yet adopted. They refuse to separate themselves from unbelievers.
Be Separate-Come out from among unbelievers;
NLT 2 Cor 6;15 What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil ? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? 16 And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 17 Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.18 And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.
This passage gives us further insight and instruction. It spells out who we are to separate from. People who say they believe, but are not living a transformed life. Those in our gatherings who are still sinning.
NLT 1 Cor 5;10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that. 11 I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people. 12 It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. 13 God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.”
If your church supports this level of purity, then perhaps you can remain in that gathering, but todays fallen churches go out of their way to avoid any such discernment.
In Jesus Name we pray Amen
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