Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hypocrisy

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Many heretical churches and groups sound very Christian as they tell you that they believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. But upon further investigation, you often find that they add additional requirements for salvation, as well as additional rules, regulations, and traditions on how you are supposed to follow God, such as membership and favoritism in their special church, and obedience to certain Old Testament laws, like tithing and Sabbath.

Here is a clear example from the Bible of the apostle Paul, who openly had to confront the apostle Pe-ter, who was hypocritically leading Gentile Christians astray by making them follow Jewish traditions.

“When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?” Galatians 2:14 NLT

It was out of fear of what others might say of him that Peter acted hypocritically by stopping eating with the Gentile believers.

“When he first arrived, he ate with the [...]

How Are You Doing, Minister?

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Over the past decades, the church has been rocked by numerous sexual scandals within the roles of its leadership. A great number of well-known ministers have fallen prey to the sin of adultery, homosexuality, and divorce. And I am not even talking about those ministers who completely strayed away from God by teaching deceptive and evil doctrines. These are people that many of us admired and praised for their anointing and achievements.

Here are some of the names: Jimmy Swaggert, Jim Bakker, Ray McCauley, Earl Paulk, Roberts Liar-don, Arthur Blessitt, Charles Stanley, Paul Cain, Clarence McClendon, Ted Haggert, Benny Hinn, Eddie Long, Todd Bentley, Zachery Tims, Paula White, Randy White, Juanita Bynum and the list goes on.

While it is true that the Satan is a master at setting believers up for temptation, just as true is it that many of these ministers that we look up to are wounded people or are lacking in character.

Only God knows how sincerely repentant these ministers are toward Him and people, and how willing they are to allow Him to heal and restore them. Some of them testify about how God has restored them, but [...]