Which Is the True Religion to Follow and Why

In short, the true religion or best religion is the one that is based on God’s truth and that brings about salvation. So how do we find that out?

In the quest for truth, one needs to examine the religious leaders and “holy books” associated with the various beliefs.
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In other words, are their claims valid? By examining Jesus of Nazareth compared to all other religious leaders, one discovers that Jesus of Nazareth alone:

  • fulfilled numerous prophecies about where, when and how the Messiah would die (Psa. 22; Isa. 53; Micah 5:2; etc.)
  • live a perfectly sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 2:22; etc.)
  • resurrected bodily (Lk. 24:39; Phil 3:21; Rom. 6:9; etc.)
  • claimed and proved to be God (Jn. 8:51; 14:14; Isa. 40:3 cf. Mt. 3:1-3; Heb. 1:6,8; etc.)

No other world religious leader has such exceptional credentials. Hence, the findings, even at this point, exclude Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. – all non-Christian faiths.

But there is something else to notice, that is, what did the proven Lord and Savior Jesus Christ teach about the scriptures themselves? The Lord Jesus:

  • affirmed the entire Old Testament (Mt. 5:18; 22:29; 24:35; Jn. 10:35; 17:17; etc.) and
  • promised the New Testament (Jn. 16:13; 14:26)

So the one and only proven Messiah, by his own unparalleled credentials, endorsed what we call the bible, a compilation of 66 Holy Spirit inspired books. That means the true religion centers around the Lord Jesus Christ, his teachings and the bible. It is Christianity.

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Which Branch of Christianity?

Unfortunately, because there are so many factions and divisions within what is considered to be Christianity, our search to get precise must continue. truest religionEach of the various hundreds of groups (or more) claiming to be Christian-based asserts itself to be the truest. Ultimately, one will have to earnestly seek the truth of the bible, especially the New Testament, in order to learn what the Lord Jesus and his disciples taught about salvation and God.

To learn the truth from the bible will require humility and a heart to receive what it says, but first you must turn to the Lord to have your spiritual blockage to understanding scripture removed (2 Cor. 3:16). It is much easier to turn to the Lord, when you realize your sins are dragging you to eternal fire:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. ( 1Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)

The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mat 13:41,42).

You must repent of your sins or you will perish (Lk. 13:3,5; 2 Pet. 3:9; 2 Cor. 7:10; etc.).

Foundational to the Earliest Christian Beliefs

Foundational to the earliest Christian beliefs is: God’s written word is to be the basis of all Christian teaching, correction, etc. and the man of God is thoroughly equipped with scripture alone:

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim 3:16,17).

That truth excludes papal decrees, Marian apparitions, what canonized saints and the so-called church fathers taught, thereby excluding Catholicism, the bulk (nearly 59%) of what is considered Christianity in our day!

All liberal forms of Christianity are also excluded because their focus is not a heart-felt humble commitment to Jesus and turning from wickedness to serve God (1 Thess. 1:9b; Luke 9:23; Mt. 10:38; Gal. 5:24; etc.) results in holy living and a radical new creation in Christ change. They tend to focus on mere religious acts like water baptism and communion instead.

Moreover, examining the prophecies of various religious founders will identify them as false prophets, i.e., Joseph Smith Jr. of Mormonism and Charles Taze Russell of the Jehovah’s Witnesses just to mention two. There are many false teachers.

The False Grace of Eternal Security

How to Get Forgiven of Sins

The true religion results in salvation because it points to Jesus Christ, who is eternal life (1 Jn. 1:2). When one learns the truth of God and receives it, he will be miraculously and radically changed. God’s truth, if acted upon, results in forgiveness and freedom from sin’s addictions (Rom. 6:22), that is, heart purity (Acts 15:9 cf. Mt. 5:8; Heb. 12:14; Rev. 21:27).

That is known as getting born again, which occurs before and without water baptism as was the case with Cornelius and others (Acts 10:43-48; Lk. 18:13,14; 23:42,43; etc.). After being spiritually cleansed initially, the battle continues. Now a main part of the Christian life is to keep yourself pure (1 Tim. 5:22), hold on to what you have (Rev. 3:11) and bringing forth good fruit (Jn. 15:1-6). To actually enter God’s Paradise kingdom after death, we must endure to the end (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Gal. 6:8,9; Rev. 2:10,11), which many do not. There is no once saved always saved. We are told to be afraid of being cut off and to continue (Rom. 11:20-22).jesus eternal life

Your enemy the devil, will surely try to destroy you spiritually. Resist his deceptions and temptations (James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:9) and patiently endure hardships (Rev. 3:10; 2 Tim. 2:3), sticking to scripture and following Jesus, which sadly doesn’t always happen:

If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud” (2 Pet 2:20-22).

for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls (1 Pet 1:9).

The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap ETERNAL LIFE. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:8,9)

So now you know the truest and best religion is the one centered on Jesus Christ and is bible based for all teachings. Also, Christianity is a religion (1 Tim. 5:4; James 1:26,27). The truth of God demands repentance and a heart-felt submissive faith in Jesus Christ to serve him — the one who shed his blood and died on the cross for our sins.

That type of faith will: result in eternal life; set one free from their sin addictions (Rom. 6:22; Tit. 3:3; Jn. 8:34-36); grant rest for their soul (Mt. 11:29); produce real love for bible-defined Christians (1 Jn. 3:14) and give you the Holy Spirit to guide and teach (Jn. 16:13; 1 Jn. 2:27; etc.). The Christian is ashamed of his past sinful life (Rom. 6:21) and walking in holy obedience to Jesus NOW (Heb. 5:9; 1 Jn. 2:3,4; Jn. 14:21; Lk. 8:21; Eph. 5:5-7; etc.).

We know that we have come to know him (Jesus) if we OBEY his commands. The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him (1 John 2:3,4).

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The Unnamed and Unknown Soldiers of Jesus Christ

Since the vast majority of us Christians are unnamed and unknown soldiers of Jesus Christ, this teaching should be a blessing and encouragement to know that there have been many others, like us, whom God used mightily. soldier of Jesus Christ

Writing to Timothy, Paul used the term good soldier of Christ Jesus for the Christian:

Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  (2 Tim 2:3)

Christian, did you know you are at war? Christians are called to endure hardship like a good soldier of Jesus Christ in our battle for God’s truth and souls. Be assured hardships come to all as we battle on as soldiers, but also be encouraged they are all temporary and fleeting.

The Unknown and Unnamed Who Went To Antioch

After the martyrdom of Stephen, all the Christians, except the apostles left Jerusalem (Acts 8:1):

Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. (Acts 8:4)

Those scattered Christians, women included, witnessed for Jesus and were not ashamed of the gospel as they preached the word wherever they went (Acts 8:4). Besides these Christians, there were, however, some unknown and unnamed men who were exceptionally used by God. They went to Antioch:

Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. (Acts 11:20-22)

Many came to salvation by them telling the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ. That is wonderful, but there is even more. The church at Antioch turned out to be the second most important congregation back then, after the Jerusalem church. Again, it was a large church that was founded by the unknown and unnamed soldiers of Jesus Christ, who verbally spoke out the good news about the Lord Jesus. Among other things:

  • It was in that city where the disciples were first called Christians (Acts 11:26).
  • It was also from the Antioch congregation that Paul’s three missionary journeys started and ended.
  • It was also at the Antioch congregation where false teachers came, which eventually led to the important Jerusalem church council in Acts 15.

Since there are two cities named Antioch in Acts, please know the one in Acts 11:20-22 was in Syria. The other Antioch is in Pisidia, where we first read of it in Acts 13:14,15.

The Unnamed Examples of The Faith

These unnamed and unknown examples of the faith were not known for their mighty miracles or miraculous blessings they themselves received, but for their endurance through adverse painful circumstances. The world hated and persecuted the following unnamed examples of faith, but the truth is the world was not worthy of them:

Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated– the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. (Heb 11:35-39)

Imagine living your earthly life like that. Those men and women endured sufferings and hardships we can’t begin to know. They persevered through incredible adversity, including torture and refused to be released. Imagine that.

These examples of the faith were cited to encourage the Hebrew Christians and to warn them not to revert back to Judaism. To be saved Christians, must hold firm to the end:

We have come to share in Christ IF we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb 3:14)

The Hebrew Christians started strong, but were weakening and were encouraged what to do and what not to do:

Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Heb 12:12-14)

You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to PERSEVERE so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. (Heb 10:34-36)

These unnamed and unknown examples of the faith, cited in Heb. 11:35-39, though they never received what had been promised and even though they suffered greatly in order to persevere to the end to be saved, they were cited as the great examples and models of the faith for the Hebrew Christians to follow.

Sadly, some of the Hebrew Christians had given up and returned to the synagogues. To do so they had to commit eternal sin and, therefore, couldn’t come back to God through repentance (Heb. 6:4-6), while all other backsliders can return to God through repentance. Obviously, that was a concern of the Holy Spirit inspired unnamed writer of Hebrews. He didn’t want other Christians to make that same fatal mistake.

The Unnamed and Unknown Loyal Yokefellow

In contrast to the apostates just referred to, we have loyal yokefellow. In this case, the term yokefollow means a companion in the work of the Lord.

Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. (Phil 4:3)

Who could that loyal yokefellow have been? The bible doesn’t cite a name, but that person was genuine and faithful to the cause. That is quite an endorsement from the Holy Spirit. If we are going to amount to anything for God, we must be loyal to the cause, like loyal yokefellow was.

The request was for loyal yokefellow to help these women who have contended at Paul’s side in the cause of the gospel…. Even those women are unknown and unnamed before man, but not unknown before God.

The Unknown and Unnamed Who Were An Honor To Christ

As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brothers, they are representatives of the churches and an honor to Christ. (2 Cor 8:23)

To be an honor to Christ is one of the greatest accomplishments any Christian could ever achieve. We don’t know who those brothers were, but they surely were walking holy and obediently doing the will of God. They were standing for and with the truth of God, as written in the scriptures. Our world desperately needs people like those unnamed and unknown Christians, who were an honor to Christ.

On the other hand, because they were an honor to Christ, they were the smell of death to the lost (2 Cor. 2:15,16). They were unjustly hated by the world (Jn. 15:19), but were the beloved of God (Rom. 1:7). So, what does it really matter if the world hates us, if we have the Lord Jesus Christ. JESUS is the victory and our eternal future, even if we remain a hated, unnamed and unknown soldier of Jesus Christ. Such would be included in the righteous sufferings of a Christian (Phil. 1:29,30; Rom. 8:18; etc.).

These Unnamed and Unknown Who Were Once Christians

Sadly, these unnamed and unknown are an exception to this list. They were once soldiers of Jesus Christ too. Paul wrote:

The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. (1 Tim 1:5-7)

The marks of true regeneration are cited as a:

  • pure heart
  • good conscience
  • sincere faith

Those backsliders once had what Paul stated he had, as he wrote 1 Timothy. In other words, they were once living holy with a pure heart, good conscience and sincere faith. They once had salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. What a tragedy to lose that. Folks, spiritual growth is not guaranteed, as we see with them and others. Furthermore, those previous Christians became false teachers and a danger to other Christians.

Paul didn’t name those apostates, as he did Hymenaeus and Philetus, who had also wandered away from the truth (2 Tim 2:17,18). Since horrible spiritual tragedies happened in the days of the apostles, when the bible was being written, they surely are happening now. Christians, carefully guard your heart. Hold on to what you have so no man will take your crown (Rev. 3:11; 2:25; 1 Cor. 15:2; Heb. 3:14; 3:6; etc.). That is all under grace.

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Guru Asaram Bapu and Other Sexual Predators

Guru Asaram Bapu, was supposed to be an informed teacher and spiritual guide. Too bad that didn’t prove to be the case for him and his many followers, but such is the case with all gurus in Hinduism and Buddhism. Furthermore, all gurus are nothing more that blind guides of the spiritually blind.guru asaram bapu

The mere fact that Hindus think bathing in the Gange River will wash away their sins is enough evidence to show how misled spiritually they really are, but with Asaram Bapu there is more convincing evidence:

Bapu was arrested in 2013 following a complaint from two of his followers, who claimed the guru raped their 16-year-old daughter when she visited his retreat in Jodhpur. The couple, who claimed they have been followers of Bapu for more than a decade, said they brought their daughter to the guru because she was “under the influence of some supernatural ghostly powers” and they believed he could “cure” her.

On Aug. 14, 2013, the guru called the girl into his room, where he forced her to perform sexual acts on him and threatened to kill her family if she said anything about the incident. Her parents were outside the room chanting his prayers at the time, police said. The girl told her parents a day later about the incident. (http://www.foxnews.com/world)

What a wicked abomination that is. God’s word comments about such an empty religion devoid of power to live holy:

These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence. (Col 2:22,23)

Note the last part of that passage. It says, “they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence,” which seems to be a key verse to remember to identify a false religion and powerless gospel.

If the teaching in one’s religion doesn’t set him free from his sin addictions, especially sensual indulgence (based on Col. 2:23), you can be sure they are not the true teachings of God. Of course, with Hinduism it is easy to identify it as a counterfeit, because like many others it doesn’t recognize the Lord Jesus as the Christ (1 John 2:22,23; etc.). Among faiths that do acknowledge Jesus as the Christ, it becomes harder to spot a counterfeit until we note another pivotal verse – Romans 6:22:

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. (Rom 6:22)

That verse describes all the Christians in the church at Rome, in Paul’s day. They had been set free from sin — all of them! Religious people who are not set free from sin, if they be Hindus, Mormons, Catholics, Universalists, Jehovah’s Witnesses or any other, can be sure they have something different and much less than we read of in the New Testament.

When a person truly and humbly repents of his sin to serve God (1 Thess 1:9; Acts 20:21; etc.), he becomes a new creation in Christ and gets set free from his sin addictions. Before salvation the Christian was a slave to sin, but now he is set free by Jesus’ holy blood:

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:34-36)

Eternal Security is a Lie From Hell

South Africa Has 500,000 Rapes Per Year

Astoundingly, it is estimated that 1 out 4 males in South Africa is a rapist. Also, nearly 80% of the population there are so-called Christians, revealing how the biblical message of our day has been reduced to powerless gibberish and placed on a par with what guru Asaram Bapu believed and taught. How South African teachings are far from the real gospel, is shown in scripture. Notice verse 11 in context:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor 6:9-11, NASB)

Were in v. 11 is past tense. Those unrighteous slaves of sin were changed and set free by the blood of Jesus Christ. They became a new creature and were changed by the power of God. That is part of the good news, which centers around the Lord Jesus Christ and what his cleansing blood can do. [QUESTION: Dear reader, Can YOU identify with that (1 John 2:3,4)?] BTW, Guru Asaram Bapu is not the only religious person addicted to sexual sin:

LDS Bishop Luis Gonzales

LDS Bishop Luis Gonzales has been charged with 20 counts of child molestation, battery, rape, bigamy, stalking, and fraud. The victim, alias Tammy Doe alleges, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been fully aware of this man’s illegal activities since 1998 and failed to do anything until the child molestation became public.” (http://www.freerepublic.com)

Jehovah’s Witnesses 1,000+ Members

Over the course of about six decades, more than 1,000 members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses were accused of sexually abusing Australian children, according to a new report. Victims were ordered to keep quiet. Not one of the alleged perpetrators were reported to the police. (https://www.washingtonpost.com)

Cultists should not be too much of a shock, nor the multitudinous Catholic priests guilty of child molestation, such as Gerald Francis Ridsdale, but there have also been many Protestant churches guilty of the same. Why? Again, the power of the gospel and a new life in Christ with freedom from the slavery of sin is missing. Many never truly get saved (for various reasons) and some of the those who really do, get overcome by sin again afterwards (2 Pet 2:20-22). We must carefully guard our hearts from defilements.

Many serious sin problems continue to exist and the true gospel of Jesus Christ is the ONLY remedy, while all the counterfeits “lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence” (Col 2:23). That is factual from Catholicism to Jehovah’s Witnesses to the Siberian FALSE Christ– Vissarion to Hinduism, etc. Guru Asaram Bapu is far from the only religious lost man in the world, who needs the Lord Jesus Christ to find true peace with God.

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Who Is Michael The Archangel

To learn who the real Michael the archangel is, is very important to millions of people! Why? Because both the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seven Day Adventist both believe Michael the archangel is Jesus Christ! While the Seven Day Adventist believe Michael is deity, the Jehovah’s Witnesses adamantly oppose that concept, even to the point of denying Jesus was ever prayed to or worshiped! SHOCKING and sad, but true! So, is Jesus Michael the archangel, based on scripture or not? If Jesus isn’t Michael the archangel, why do some teach that he is and how can Christians help them with this serious error?

There Are Only Five Biblical References to Michael

Michael the archangel is only referred to on five different occasions throughout the entire Bible. They are:

But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. (Dan 10:13)

but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince. (Dan 10:21)

“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people–everyone whose name is found written in the book –will be delivered. (Dan 12:1)

But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (Jude 1:9)

And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. (Rev 12:7)

NOTE: Michael is NOT the only archangel (Dan 10:13)! Michael is only one of the chief princes! That truth automatically refutes the Jehovah’s Witness belief that Jesus is Michael the archangel and Jehovah’s greatest creation. How does it do that? Because there are other archangels and not just one, even though Michael is the only specifically named. The other archangels are equal to Michael and Michael can’t, therefore, be the greatest.

Michael the archangel was the protecting archangel over Israel in Daniel’s time. Michael is always shown as a warring angel. Those are the details from those five passages, but NONE can be correctly connected to the Lord Jesus Christ as you can see.

Jude 9 shows how differently Michael the archangel dealt with the devil, saying “The Lord rebuke you” to how the Lord Jesus dealt with him quoting scripture and commanding him to leave. (Mt. 4:3-11).

ONLY Two Times Archangel Is Found in the Bible

The only times archangel are used are here:

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Th 4:16)

But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (Jude 1:9)

Similarly, in neither of those two verses is the Lord Jesus shown to be Michael the archangel! While those verses have been used to teach that fallacious interpretation, it has been done wrongly to the detriment of others.

1 Thess. 4:16 states the Lord (Jesus) will come from heaven WITH the voice of the archangel. Which archangel will be coming with Jesus when he returns? We don’t know, since there are more than one (Dan 10:13). NOTE: Jesus will return with angels (Mt. 24:30,31), but we don’t know if Michael will be there at all! Also, Jesus is also coming WITH the trumpet call of God (1 Thess. 4:16). If Jesus coming WITH the voice of an archangel (1 Thess. 4:16) makes him an archangel, then he is also a TRUMPET, because he is also coming with the trumpet call of God! Can you see how baseless and inconsistent such augmentations from the Jehovah’s Witnesses and or the Seven Day Adventist are? That is all they have! There are no other verses citing Michael or the word archangel! Those scriptures are being misused and read into to teach Jesus is Michael the archangel to the harm of SOULS. Only a preconceived indoctrination of such a belief could possibly interpret any of the aforementioned that way. Jesus is not identified as Michael in any of those verses (or in any other way). For anyone to teach Jesus is Michael is to do so without any backing, even though non-related scripture references may be cited and read into for such a faulty conclusion! Remember, even the devil can misapply scripture (Lk. 4:10,11)!

Who was Jesus BEFORE coming to Earth?

The answer to that question is important, because if Jesus was not Michael before coming to earth, then millions of people have a dangerous view of the Savior! The apostle John told us Jesus was the “Word” before he came to earth (John 1:1). John didn’t say he was “Michael.” John also told us the “Word” is God (John 1:1). Since the Word is “God” (John 1:1) and God is not an archangel, then Jesus (the Word) can’t be Michael the archangel. That is basic reasoning from the scriptures. Again, NEVER is Jesus shown to be Michael, before (or after) coming to earth! In fact, Jesus created everything visible and invisible (that is all archangels) in heaven and earth. The archangels were created by Jesus and for Jesus (Col. 1:16).

Who Was Jesus AFTER His Ascension into Heaven?

Jesus identifies himself as Jesus, (and other names and titles) but NEVER Michael. Notice what Jesus wanted us to believe about himself:

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” (Acts 9:5,6)

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (Rev 22:16)

Furthermore, various New Testament writers identified the ascended Lord by many different names and titles, but NEVER as Michael. Jesus’ many names and titles reflecting his vital significance in all spiritual matters, but of the one hundred plus, NONE are ever Michael!

What Is The Real Gospel Of Jesus Christ

It is IMPOSSIBLE For Jesus to Be Michael The Archangel

Besides lacking clear evidence for the Jesus Michael doctrine, Hebrews chapter 1 categorically shows Jesus as someone superior and better than any of the angels in eight different ways! That forever clinches it! It is impossible for Jesus to be Michael the archangel, according to God’s word. The Jesus Michael belief is not only baseless it is a direct strike against Hebrews chapter 1 to teach like that. It also conflicts with many other verses revealing Jesus’ deity. [The humanity of Jesus Christ does NOT cancel out his deity anymore than him being the good shepherd cancels out him being the Lamb of God. See ]

Who Is Jesus Christ Really?

To answer the question who is Jesus Christ, we must consider the whole bible and especially Jesus’ voluminous names and titles, with none mentioning him as Michael or an archangel.

Angels are NOT Prayed To or Worshiped

Moreover, if Jesus was Michael the archangel, he should NOT be worshiped and prayed to, but he was! That is a double edged sword showing indirectly he couldn’t be Michael the archangel, but instead someone much more important who is worshiped and prayed to. Jesus was also trusted in exclusively for salvation by early Christians (Mt. 11:28-30; Acts 16:30,31; 7:59; John 3:16; etc.), he is the one they followed (John 10:27) and they got eternal life because they personally had him (1 John 5:12). In fact, Jesus is eternal life (1 John 1:2)!


While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” (Acts 7:59)

(NOTE: Stephen, was in the truth, and clearly prayed TO Jesus, as Jesus taught in John 14:14 for his disciples to pray to him.)


And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” (Heb 1:6)

The Greek word for “worship” in Heb. 1:6 is also found in Luke 4:8 and is what is given to God! Jesus is worshiped by God’s angels and Christians.

The conclusion is clear and overwhelming. Though Jesus is taught as being Michael the archangel by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seven Day Adventist, they have done so in violation and neglect of the scriptural evidence. So, who is Michael the archangel? He is a warring angel, a chief angel and one of the angelic princes. Michael the archangel was created by and for Jesus Christ (Col. 1:16). Michael the archangel is not Jesus Christ, based on scripture. To teach Jesus Christ is Michael the archangel is to downgrade the Lord Jesus as well as be in dangerous error.

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Paul The Apostle

Many praiseworthy things can be stated about Paul the apostle, but his uncompromised and exemplary stand for God’s truth at Antioch is among the most noteworthy! paul the apostleThere is a quick mention of an historic event that Paul the apostle had with the apostle Peter, which is very important and stirring in our day of great religious compromise. Carefully note the following from Gal. 2:11-16:

When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.  (Gal 2:11) Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. (Gal 2:12) The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray. (Gal 2:13) When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? (Gal 2:14) We who are Jews by birth and not ‘Gentile sinners’ (Gal 2:15) know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.” (Gal 2:16)

Paul the Apostle Was An Exemplary Preacher

Paul the Apostle stood like a rock for God’s truth. That is totally unlike our day where it is so commonplace to disregard God’s truths for the sake of human friendship and speaking engagements! The multitude of preachers who do that exalt their friends over their own fidelity to God! They would rather maintain a friendship with someone they know in ministry and risk offending God, than the reverse! Paul the apostle was not like that. He was a true spiritual leader — a champion for truth and exemplary – one whom we should imitate in our day.

An event took place earlier in Paul the apostle’s life with Peter which is important. Unless one reads all of the Bible, he will miss precious truths like that connecting one. Paul the apostle stayed with Peter for fifteen days. That was at least fourteen years before the Gal. 2:11-16 event:

Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. (Gal 1:18)

Cogent Proof That Peter Was NEVER a Pope

Paul and Peter knew each other pretty well! In fifteen days, one can get pretty chummy, especially if they both share the same residence.paul the apostle They also held the same high church office as apostle. (Apostle is the highest office in the church, 1 Cor. 12:28. There is no office as Pope.) We can assume Paul the apostle and Peter (the apostle) had plenty enough time to fellowship and discuss various points of doctrine, but that closeness never stood in the way of Paul’s faithfulness to God! Paul the apostle actually opposed Peter publicly over his actions involving a raging controversy of that day – the significance of the law to be justified. It was an indirect message, which Peter was projecting from his non-verbal behavior, which caused the problem. It involved him not eating with Gentile believers when the circumcision group was present! By his example, Peter even adversely influenced the apostle Barnabas to act the same way. Paul the apostle stood ALONE against his fellow co-workers and apostles! Paul’s actions reflected how he valued truth over anyone he knew. Such loyalty to God, and his truth, is almost unknown in our day of ecumenical compromise where the word of life has been thrown to the ground and stomped on!

Today’s Preachers Are Unlike Paul The Apostle

Unlike Paul the apostle, some of the most popular preachers of our day, with staggering influences, have flagrantly chosen to be an open friend of the world (Catholicism) over God’s eternal truths. Just the putrid examples of Billy Graham, Rick Warren and Kenneth Copeland alone are enough to distress anyone in our day who knows that Catholicism is antithetical to Christianity. Surely multitudes have been misled by them. Could Ulf Ekman, a former word-faith preacher who became a Roman Catholic, have been stumbled by Kenneth Copeland’s example? It certainly seems that way.

Those preachers and multitudes like them are not spiritually qualified to lead. They might have singing abilities, personal charisma and the like, but they terribly FAIL to have the needed qualifications cited in 1 Tim. 3, Titus 1 and 1 Pet. 5 for spiritual leadership, unlike Paul the apostle. If spiritual leaders won’t stand for truth, which may jeopardize a friendship, how can they stand for God’s truth which will divide their own natural family (Mt. 10:34-39)? I personally know two disgusting examples of people who communicated God’s word and maintained their pitiful friendship with men (adulterers), who broke up marriages to get their wives! This is disgraceful! Such people aren’t in the ball park with the Paul the apostle, who stood against Peter.

More Points About Paul The Apostle

  •  Catholics have been wrongly taught that Peter was the first pope and papal infallibility exists. Certainly Peter was not infallible, because he was in the wrong. That is why Paul the apostle opposed him. Neither was Peter uniquely the chief apostle! We know that because Paul the apostle was at least equal to the chief apostle, whoever that would be.
  • Peter had a definite weakness – the fear of man. The first time is when he disowned Jesus three times to avoid persecution (Mt. 26:69-74). This time it was among powerful religious leaders who might frown upon him eating with Gentiles.
  • The power of example is GREAT! This is glaringly obvious as Peter’s bad example adversely affected Barnabas to act the same way!
  • Peter was a Jew, who was living like a Gentile (Gal. 2:14). It wasn’t just Paul the apostle who was like that. That powerfully refutes the Messianic Jews of our day, who exalt keeping the Jewish feast days, Sabbath, etc. and their own Jewish lineage. There is neither Jew nor Gentile in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28).
  • We are justified by faith in Jesus. JESUS must be the object of our faith. Our reliance must be in the Lord Jesus, the only Savior (Acts 4:11,12). Though Paul’s life was filled with good works and fruitful deeds, his faith was in JESUS for his salvation, where ours better be too.
  • There was no compromise with Paul. He taught the importance of unity, but Gal. 2:11-16 shows when there is a clash between God’s truth and unity, God’s truth must prevail. Friendships come afterwards and if it has to end, it has to end.
  • In Peter’s last epistle, he endorsed Paul the apostle’s writings as scripture (2 Pet. 3:16) – the same ones which mention Peter being in the wrong.
  • Eating with others (Acts 11:3) as well as what was eaten was an important issue in first century Christianity. In our day, we are a thousand miles in the wrong direction from their conscientiousness over our actions and associations.

Find Out Now If The Apostle Paul Was Genuine or Not

Those who portray Paul the apostle as the worst of sinners are not only smearing Paul’s holy character, they are also contorting the holy image of Christianity itself, but that type of attack is typical for the eternal security proponents. Paul the apostle was a mighty man of God, a courageous example and nothing less! Remember these truths about the real Paul the apostle.

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What Is Confidence In The Flesh

Much confusion centers around the phrase, confidence in the flesh. Having confidence in the flesh is condemned in scripture.confidence in the flesh This teaching will clarify and focus upon that term from Phil.3:2-6. As to all those who try to connect confidence in the flesh to obedience to God, their fallacy will be revealed by the following verse by verse examination. Paul wrote:

Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.  (Phil 3:2)

Certain men, called dogs, heavily stressed circumcision and the related to the place that it was taught as the means of salvation (Acts 15:1). They were known as the circumcision group (Gal. 2:12). Titus 1:10,11 reveal more about those same religious enemies of the gospel of grace:

For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach–and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

They are also the same dogs mentioned in the following verse showing they will be excluded from New Jerusalem (and will go to the lake of fire):

Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Rev 22:15)

The ongoing battle in Paul’s day on that topic was intense.

For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh–  (Phil 3:3)

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Phil. 3:3 is a concise explanation of a Christian on three points. We Christians:

  • worship by the Spirit of God
  • glory in Christ Jesus
  • put no confidence in the flesh

The mention of putting no confidence in the flesh is obvious, but the meaning is not yet clear. However, the next couple of verses will explain it for us.

though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:  (Phil 3:4)

Paul stated that he himself has reasons to have confidence in the flesh, if that was a good thing, which it isn’t (and Paul didn’t). Now he reveals the meaning of having confidence in the flesh from his own background:

The Meaning Of Confidence In The Flesh

circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless. (Phil 3:5,6)

Paul In Galatians Elaborates More On This False Theology

To have confidence in the flesh is, therefore, strictly related to confidence in religious Jewish practices and being of the Hebrew descent,confidence in the flesh which is not relevant at all in our day. For Paul to have confidence in the flesh would mean he had confidence in being:

  • circumcised on the eighth day
  • of the people of Israel
  • of the tribe of Benjamin
  • a Hebrew of Hebrews
  • a Pharisee
  • persecuting the church
  • with legalistic righteousness

That has nothing to do with simple obedience to God. Obeying Jesus and doing good, as followers of Jesus do, are not opposed by Paul or any other follower of Jesus anywhere – just the opposite (1 Cor. 7:19; Titus 3:8,14; etc.). In fact, Jesus gives eternal salvation only to those who obey him (Heb. 5:9). Again, that has no connection at all to having confidence in the flesh. Confidence in the flesh is related to trying to be justified by the law, which would cause Christians to fall from grace and lose their salvation (Gal. 5:2-4).

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Three People Named Ananias

If someone asked you, “Who was Ananias?” would you answer, which one — for there were three people named Ananias? As in our day today, back in bible times, some totally different people had the same name. There were various people named Mary, various people named Simon and various people named Ananias. We must consider the context to know who is who.

Ananias, the Lying Husband of Sapphira

The first person in this study named Ananias went down in the historyananias of the church as being a liar, who was struck dead by God! Ananias adversely influenced his wife Sapphira and both endeavored to deceive about the price they got for a land sale. The were both struck dead, a few hours apart, for their lie. Great fear came over the whole church as a consequence of God killing them. Heretics in our day (gotquestion.org  and many others) teach Ananias and Sapphira were an example of the sin unto death. Eternal security teachers usually claim that such people whom God kills are taken “home to heaven” after God kills them in his wrath, just like Dave Hunt did! The truth is, the real sin unto death has nothing to do with that. The distorted version of the  sin unto death we are presented with is a glaring example of a license to sin and is taught under the doctrine of eternal security, the devil’s masterpiece lie to mankind. Here is the whole event:

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him. About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.” Peter said to her, “How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. (Acts 5:1-11)

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Ananias, Sent To Restore Paul’s Eyesight

Ananias, from Damascus, was a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.ananias To better understand him, you have to consider what was happening in Paul’s life before he became a Christian. At that point, Paul was commonly known as Saul. He was viciously persecuting the Christians to their death – both men and women! He was headed for Damascus and one of his targets would have probably been Ananias, who speaks to the Lord:

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” (Acts 9:13,14)

Saul was struck blind on the Damascus road and saved before he arrived in Damascus. The Lord Jesus told Ananias in a vision to go to Saul and place hands on him:

Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord–Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here–has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized.  (Acts 9:17,18)

Soon afterwards, Paul started preaching! Ananias was used in a mighty way in Paul’s life. [NOTE: Acts 9:14 describes the early Christians as those who “call on” Jesus’ name, that is, pray TO Jesus. See Acts 7:59,60. That too is indirect evidence of the deity of Christ, for it would be a form of idolatry to pray to anyone other than God.]

Ananias, the High Priest

The mighty apostle Paul spent years in prison because he was faithful to preach and defend the gospel. Once when he was on trial, he was standing before the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem and wicked Ananias, the high priest:

Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. (Acts 23:1,2)

It was the high priest Caiaphas who falsely accused Jesus of blasphemy (Mt. 26:62-68) and was central in plotting the arrest and death of Jesus in the first place (Mt. 26:3,4). Shockingly, wicked Caiaphas also gave a TRUE PROPHECY (John 11:49-52), thereby proving that unsaved people can give a true prophecy! Ananias (the high priest), succeeded Caiaphas at a later time, and was now opposing the Lord’s chief apostle, Paul. Like Caiaphas, Ananias was highly religious, but as spiritually dead and lost as they come! He thought he was important in serving God and held a central and influential position, but he was actually serving the DEVIL. After Paul’s first clash with Ananias in Jerusalem, Ananias traveled to Caesarea to falsely charge Paul before governor Felix, with trying to desecrate the temple (Acts 24:1). Paul was afterwards unjustly incarcerated.

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There were three significant people named Ananias in the New Testament. It appears that only one died with his name, Ananias, in the book of life. The other two people named Ananias, though very religious, were FAR from pleasing to God!

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Be Careful

To be on guard and alerted to issues and problems by the words be careful is a definite advantage, but implies possible loss, injury and/or severe danger or death by something or someone.be careful That is very true in our natural world, as well as our spiritual world! Dangers are all around us. Be aware of them!

The following are various times Christians are forewarned to be careful about spiritual issues. The real Christian life is filled with troubles, dangers and tests (Mt. 6:34; 2 Cor. 11:26; 1 Thess. 2:4; etc.). Carefully examine each passage and take to heart the associated warnings and dangers. They are all there for an important reason. Of course, for the ones who think the Christian life is a cheerful, easy, no-concern, slide into heaven because God will do everything for us, these admonishments will seem very strange and misused somehow, though they are not! Such confusion reveals false teaching, but not from the scriptures. Please verify each point with your own bible.

Acts Of Righteousness

Be careful not to do your “acts of righteousness” before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. (Mat 6:1)

There exists the ever-present danger of possible loss of spiritual rewards by letting our acts of righteousness to be seen by others to be honored by them! NOTE: rewards are lost, NOT BY SINS OF ADULTERY, DRUNKENNESS, etc. (as Charles Stanley and others teach), but by wholesome good acts done with the wrong motive to be seen by others!

Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees

“Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” (Mark 8:15)

“Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (Mat 16:6)

The warning there was about the teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Mat 16:12)be careful That shows, among many other verses, that true disciples can become deceived by false doctrine and even depart from scripture alone for all teachings (2 Tim. 3:16,17), as the Pharisees and Sadducees did for their doctrines.

Heart Being Weighed Down

Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. (Luke 21:34)

This danger is specific, based on the context, to the last generation and related to Jesus’ return. The days before the return of the Lord Jesus will be tribulation unknown to man. The troubles and anxieties of life related to those problems have never been faced before! Verse 36 is the remedy:

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.

Do What Is Right in the Eyes of Everybody

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.  (Rom 12:17)

What we do, even when evil people do evil things to us, has an influence on others. Even with that we must be careful. Example is very powerful and others are watching.

How You Spiritually Build

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. (1 Cor 3:10)

That verse is related to servants of God, such as Apollos, who were building on the foundation Paul laid. Fire will test the quality of each man’s work (v.13) and possible loss is a definite danger as fire will consume wood, hay and straw, unlike the other building materials. Hence, all Christians who give out the word through witnessing or teaching, especially people like pastors, need to be careful!

Don’t Become a Stumbling Block to the Weak

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. (1 Cor 8:9)

Christians have a definite freedom in Christ, but it surely is not freedom to sin or indulge the sinful nature. Our freedoms extend to the food we eat, since the dietary law was done away with (Mark 7:19), but our food freedoms can stumble others, who don’t have the knowledge we have. Hence, we must be careful with our food too. [See The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted, chapter 11 for much more information on our freedom in Christ.]

Not To Be Over-confident In Standing Firm

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! (1 Cor 10:12)

The danger of thinking one is spiritually standing firm is very common in our daybe careful and has been caused by a prevalent heresy — eternal security. Eternal security (once saved always saved) will have the advocates thinking that Almighty God is holding and keeping them, can’t see their sins, and guarantees their safe entrance into his Paradise kingdom regardless if they backslide or not. Hence, such proponents are absolutely confident that they are standing firm in their salvation, which has a destructive effect leading to their own spiritual fall! Such unscriptural over-confidence is destructive, but is the bedrock foundation of that heresy, designed by the devil to destroy souls!

Devoted to Doing What Is Good

This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. (Titus 3:8)

Paul magnified the importance of good deeds even to the point of being devoted to them. How strange this is in our day to read a scripture like that with so many church people thinking good works are not important! Paul taught the opposite under grace!

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Fall Short of Entering God’s Rest

Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. (Heb 4:1)

Again, as in many other areas, we are warned of potential loss. This time with the promise of entering God’s rest.

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Free Beer and An Ear Tickle Church

Yes, a nightmare- type church situation continues on! The strangest and weirdest are almost the norm now. That includes serving FREE BEER and more to attract younger people! Whatever it takes to get a crowd is success to some. Some liberal congregations will meet in a bar, drink beer and have communion.

A growing number of churches across the country have taken to serving beers and ales as a means of attracting younger members. Other congregations ditch the sacred space entirely and flock to the local pub, preferring neither water nor wine, but perhaps a nice IPA. In a fascinating look into modern Christian culture in America, NPR’s The Salt blog examines the strange brew of religion and alcohol — and how it’s attracting unexpected people to Christianity.beer church

In Fort Worth, Texas, Church-in-a-Pub gets churchgoers in the spirit, so to speak. Worship leaders hold communion at the bar and even sing hymns and songs of praise. Phil Heinze, who is part of Calvary Lutheran Church’s bold new initiative, said that the idea is to spark curiosity in those around. “I’m interested in having people have significant relationships around Jesus,” he told NPR. “And if it turns out to be craft beer, fine.”

A parish in Portland, Ore., does much the same. First Christian Church holds an event called “Beer & Hymns” once a month, attracting about 100 swilling and singing young people. To keep things in check, the church enforces a two-beer maximum. The casual environment, far from the notions of being in your starched Sunday bests, lends itself to attracting those who wouldn’t be seen sitting in a pew. beer church Even New York — a hallowed haven for microbrews and craft beers — has ministries centered around brewskis. Theology-on-Tap NYC , which came to the city in 2000, takes questions of eternal life and false prophets and puts them in the most unorthodox of settings — an Irish pub.

The group says on its website that it is “in perfect alignment with the Pope,” explaining that the Holy Father commands that the Gospel of Christ should be taken to where the people are. The event is held at Connolly’s Bar on W. 45th St. in Manhattan every Sunday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (http://www.nydailynews.com)

These People Get NAKED In Church

Back in the prophet Micah’s day, it was similar to our day! Focus in upon this relevant scripture:

If a liar and deceiver comes and says, “I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,” he would be just the prophet for this people! (Micah 2:11)

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It is obvious that there are serious problems, but the most DEADLY congregations are not the ones getting naked and serving beer, as bad as that is. The most deadly ones are held in a more Christian- like environment where deadly false doctrine, like once saved always saved, is taught and believed.

Jesus taught to find we must seek (Mt. 7:7). That certainly holds true for the truth itself. We must personally seek the truth from God’s word, the bible, or we’ll be left bewildered and confused by so many voices saying different things.

You will seek me [God] and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jer 29:13)

It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.  (Rom 14:21)

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.  (James 4:4)

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Rick Warren The Putrid Pope Francis Bootlicker

Rick Warren is a very popular and beloved figure among the religious. Few in our day have never heard of Rick Warren.rick warren His religious influence over others is great and has spread all over modern-day “Christianity,” but that surely is NOT good! Rick Warren is an eternal security teacher, which is bad enough, but he is much more! He is also a BOOTLICKING CATHOLIC COMPROMISER (and Chrislam promoter)! There are 1.2 billion Catholics, many of whom are very sincere, as they dangerously reach out to their sinless and sovereign Mary (who they think dispenses all grace) for their salvation. She is their “life sweetness and hope,” who they consecrate themselves to and pray to. She is “the way” to God, as the “approved” Fatima apparitions boldly proclaim. The supreme leader of all Catholics and endorser of those pagan and demonic concepts is the Pope, who Rick Warren promotes as someone great – even with a comparison to the perfect Lord JESUS Christ! Shocking and disgraceful! He said:

In fact, there was a headline here in Orange County, and I loved the headline, I saved it. It said, if you love Pope Frances, you’ll love Jesus. (Laughter) That was a headline? That was a headline! It was a headline. I saved it. I showed it to a group of priests that I was uh, speaking to awhile back.

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Catholics desperately need God’s truth, not to hear how great their heretical and idolatrous blind leader is!rick warren Rick Warren has gained fame, popularity and wealth by teaching doctrines of demons and complimenting servants of the devil. Warren is now worth $25 million! Though this critique of Rick Warren is “politically incorrect” language in our apostate day, it is true. [I could case less about being politically incorrect because SOULS need rescued!] Along his way to fame and fortune, Rick Warren has spread religious lies and sin by his teachings, which have sent untold thousands into fiery torment beyond the grave, with more following!

Who Is Ecumenical Pope Francis

According to Catholicism, Pope Francis is supposed to be the successor of Peter, the first pope. He is the “vicar of Christ” and shepherd of the whole body of Christ! He is chief teacher of all teachers, as has been all the other popes who preceded him over the centuries. He allegedly holds the keys of the kingdom and is the supreme interpreter of scripture for us. He speaks infallibly when he speaks ex cathedra! That is true to Catholicism, but chilling! Such unscriptural dogmas have led to a vast array of pagan beliefs, Catholic councils and anathemas, condemning all who are not Catholic!

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Catholicism also claims to uniquely have the power through their priests to transubstantiate bread and wine into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ! That is a SHOCKING CLAIM, but it gets worse. Catholicism teaches the Eucharist should be “worshiped as God” and is what Jesus referred to in John 6:53,54!

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:53,54)

Pope Francis would be the first to agree to all that and would say a baby is born again at infant baptism! He believes in and practices bowing before and kissing images, praying the rosary, canonizing saints, etc. Pope Francis embraces the whole ugly ball of wax, which makes Roman Catholicism what it is, but what it is, is NOT something good for SOULS! As with any false gospel, the Catholic gospel has no power to set a person free from his sin addictions! The most faithful Catholic remains spiritually dead and lost as he confesses to the priest, cries out to Mary, receives the Eucharist and wears his brown scapular.pope francis By endorsing Pope Francis, Rick Warren is endorsing all of those errant beliefs and pagan practices — helping to keep 1.2 billion Catholics deceived and bound by the devil. Furthermore, uninformed non-Catholics are being misled about Catholicism by Rick Warren just as they have been by Kenneth Copeland!

Kenneth Copeland Prays For Unity Under Pope Francis

Rick Warren is a disgrace. Rick Warren is an exalted and successful preacher in our day, but a disgusting and miserable example of a spiritual leader because of the harm he has and is doing to SOULS. Again, people need TRUTH, as found in the bible, to become saved and stay saved. That truth is not found in any false religion (including Catholicism), but in scripture alone.

True Modern Day Catholic Beliefs

Did you know of the many pagan beliefs which Catholics embrace, venerating images is important, but often overlooked. Be assured that Pope Francis agrees fully with the following. Ponder this Vatical Council II endorsement:

“Moreover, that the images of Christ, of the Virgin Mother of God, and of the other saints are to be placed and retained especially in the churches, and thatrick warren due honor and veneration is to be given them … but because the honor which is shown them is referred to the prototypes which they represent, so that by means of the images which we kiss and before which we uncover the head and prostrate ourselves, we adore Christ and venerate the saints whose likeness they bear …. great profit is derived from all holy images, not only because the people are thereby reminded of the benefits and gifts bestowed on them by Christ, but also because through the saints the miracles of God and salutary examples are set before the eyes of the faithful, so that they may give God thanks for those things, may fashion their own and conduct in imitation of the saints and be moved to adore and love God and cultivate piety. But if anyone should teach or maintain anything contrary to these decrees, let him be anathema.” (H. J. Schroeder, O. P., The Canons And Decrees Of The Council Of Trent, Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1978, p. 216)

Yes, there are similarities between Catholicism and Christians in some doctrines, but that doesn’t mean the differences are insignificant or anything less than DEADLY. The truth is, if you believe Catholicism, with its EXTREME claims, you must also logically accept the Council of Trent which condemns ALL non-Catholics who stand on bible truths! You will also be without the salvation the bible speaks of! Rick Warren is popular, but popularity surely doesn’t reveal success! For your own good, reject what Rick Warren and Pope Francis teach and stand for.

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