I wanted to reach out to you this evening pleading with you all to consider what you believe and why you believe it. So many Christians are falling victim to lying pastors who would have them believe things that oppose the Word of God. Remember even the devil quoted scripture to Jesus that did not make it right. The Bible says to RIGHTLY divide the scripture. Be diligent in your pursuit of truth. The Bible says to be a workman who rightly divides the Word of Truth. Not ashamed in front of God. How do you know if you believe rightly if you never study the Word of God? If you are not sure what the Bible says how do you know your pastor is teaching you the truth?
Dear friends heresy is a show of the flesh. Most pastors tell you what you WANT to hear. They pursue a financial gain from you. They care not for your soul whatsoever. Their desire is to get as much material wealth as they can. This is a reality for not just America but this is a world wide epidemic.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, HERESIES,
Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Look above heresies are included in works of the flesh. One way to easily tell if your pastor or teacher is speaking from God is when he speaks does it oppose the Word of God. Does he say things that are not true or even small errors? Does the Holy Spirit speak error? How sacred is the preaching of the Word of God. Does he tremble in fear that he might say the wrong thing?
What about you are you drifting from the Word of God? What is your stance on sin? Are you sin tolerant or do you have a 0 tolerance for sin in yourself and sin in others? Just because you speak graciously does not mean you tolerate sin. Did Jesus not say it is better to cut off your hand or cut out your eye if it causes you to sin then to burn in hell with the whole body? Heresy starts with allowing sin in ones life (or being a sinner and not a true Christian). First a small sin, then larger, then disbelief in the Word of God, then DEEP HERESY, then sin leads to DEATH.
My friends if you have willful rebellion in your life. Turn now back to Jesus plead with Him to not only free you but to keep you rooted and grounded in Him and in love. May God's Holy Spirit guide you into all truth. To all of God's Holy Chosen vessels. May God keep you and protect you from the wicked one.
If you are unsaved or have fallen into sin. Whether you know Jesus or not. Turn from ALL sin today. Look unto Jesus. See Him on that old cross. He died and rose again so that if you will turn from sin to Him and trust in Him He will save you and make you a new creation in Him.
May God call and keep you
Your Brother In Christ Jesus,
James Peters Sr.