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A PICTURE OF TOXIC CHRISTIANS

By Edwin Christiaan | March 27, 2021

Toxic Christians are people who quarrel and fight. They are jealous of what others have, so they fight and wage war to take it away from them. They are bitter, and have selfish ambition in their hearts. They cover up the truth with boasting and lying. They are not humble, but instead they like to impress others. They think of themselves as better than others, and only look out for their own interests. They are not able forgive anyone who offends them. They will never want to change their ways, because they don’t think they do anything wrong. They love only themselves and money. They are puffed up with pride, and are rude. They are ungrateful, heartless, and hateful. Their words are cruel, and they have no self-control or empathy. They are sneaky. Instead of loving God, they love pleasure. Even though they make a show of being religious, their religion will not be real.

Don’t have anything to do with such people!

‭‭(See James‬ ‭4:1-2‬, James 3:14, Philippians 2:3-4, Colossians 3:13, Revelation [...]

MODERN NARCISSISM NORMALIZED FOR CHRISTIANS

By Sophia Christiaan | March 23, 2021

As someone who has lived in a marriage of 8 years of phycological abuse, I can say that I know what abuse is! I have lived through it, escaped it, healed from it. I wrote a book about my life, detailing (some of!) it, yet far from all (https://amzn.to/2WWZK91). I know what it is to live with a narcissistic, cold-hearted spouse, who took advantage of my goodness to enslave me for his pleasure.

HOWEVER, I want to address this culture we are having in our society today, where every little challenge we get is labeled “narcissistic” or “abusive.” Let’s be crystal clear: Not everything that challenges you is abuse. Sometimes, we just need to hear the truth about something we do that is totally wrong!

Does it feel wrong to you? Maybe not! Does it offend you to be told something you disagree with? Perhaps! But, I would say, the narcissism we are facing today is not in how we are being challenged or treated, but rather in our blanket refusal to hear it!

We have [...]

IT WAS A BIG DEAL WHEN

By Edwin Christiaan, March 20, 2021

“Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” Matthew 21:12-13 NLT

It is the same today, when you go into the Church and they do business, profiting off of Jesus and His Word! They cleverly make it normal practice for you to reciprocate their services by tithing to the church (giving 10% of your income every month), and paying for things like Bible schools, online teachings, conferences, even food and drinks.

Jesus taught His disciples for three years for free, and then sent them out with this instruction,  

“As you go, announce that the kingdom of heaven will soon be here. Heal the sick, raise the dead to life, heal people who have leprosy, and force out demons. You received without paying, now give [...]

WHO IS A FALSE TEACHER – THE APOSTLE PAUL, OR THE PASTOR?

By Edwin Christiaan, March 17, 2021 

Pastors are using the Old Testament Law of Moses – meant for the Israelites – quoting the book of Malachi chapter 3 verses 8 to12 to obligate, pressure, and guilt trip churchgoing believers to pay tithes. If they don’t give a tithe – 10 percent – of their monetary income to the church, they will be “robbing God” and “get cursed.” 

Interestingly however, the apostle Paul, who knew everything about keeping the Law of Moses – including tithing – wrote this about himself in the Bible, 

“I am a true Hebrew. As a Pharisee, I strictly obeyed the Law of Moses. And I was so eager that I even made trouble for the church. I did everything the Law demands in order to please God. But Christ has shown me that what I once thought was valuable is worthless.” Philippians 3:5-7 CEV 

So, the apostle Paul, who was completely set free from the bondage of the Law, is NOT teaching the New Testament believers to pay tithes – which, by the way, was never about money to begin with! Not once did Paul teach to [...]

12 REASONS TITHING IS A SCAM

By Sophia Christiaan, February 7, 2021

The practice of tithing in the New Covenant Church is a SCAM! Pastors and preachers WILLFULLY fleece and deceive you, because it is too convenient for them not to take advantage of your feelings of obligation to tithe!

12 REASONS WHY IS IT A SCAM:

Because we are no longer UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES, we don’t have a temple, and we don’t practice worship like they did in Israel!Because they change the tithe from crops, herbs, wine, olive oil, and animals etc. to CASH MONEY!Because they shamefully OVER-SIMPLIFY the act of tithing described in several old testament scriptures like Numbers 18 and Deuteronomy 14.Because Malachi 3 was directed at the people and priests of Israel, not you!Because Abraham gave a tithe to Melchisedek ONE TIME from the SPOILS of war, not consistently from his income.Because the Levites serving with the priests in the Temple of the Lord were given free food by the people, because they had no land and no other occupation than serving in the house of the Lord.Because we don’t keep storehouses [...]

AHAB/JEZEBEL ISSUES

By Sophia Christiaan, November 24, 2020

Ahab men are driven by guilt, not conviction.

Many times, an Ahab man will not act on something he should be doing until guilt finally drives him to. He doesn’t have a godly mindset that encourages him from within to seek to do God’s will. He is not led by Holy Spirit conviction and leading that tells him what to do. He waits for people to tell him what to do. He waits until some guilty feeling finally makes him give in.

That’s why he needs his Jezebel mate. She is there to tell him what to do and when to do it. Unless she tells him, he simply doesn’t do it. Unless she nags him, he simply feels no need. He doesn’t have a conscience leading him to take proactive steps of high moral and godly standards for himself and his family. Instead, he lives in his own little world – in a state of constant selfishness – catering to his own pleasures and desires, refusing to take a leader role in the [...]

JUST WANT TO DO GOD’S WILL NO MATTER WHAT

By Edwin Christiaan, November 6, 2020

“I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.” Psalms‬ ‭40:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

See, God’s thoughts are nothing like my thoughts. And His ways are far beyond anything I could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so His ways are higher than my ways and His thoughts higher than my thoughts. (See Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬)

God is able, through His mighty power at work within me, to accomplish infinitely more than I might ask or think. (See Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬)

So, May His will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. (See Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬)

WHO ARE THE GRACEFUL WOMEN?

By Sophia Christiaan | October 15, 2020

There is something all godly women have in common, a product of the inner peace they possess, an outward display of the result of their faith; namely gracefulness! The dictionary describes the adjective ‘graceful’ as elegant, poised, decent, and honorable. It refers to a person who has or shows grace. The word ‘grace’ is defined as unmerited divine assistance given to humans for salvation or a virtue coming from God. Grace also means approval, favor, mercy, pardon, or privilege.

When someone has grace, they will be graceful. When someone does not have grace, they will be ungraceful. Having or lacking grace can be the all-defining factor for success in someone’s life, but it is often overlooked. In a world of increasing political correctness, narcissism, and extreme entitlement, what we find is people who lack the ability to show grace. They want to be shown grace, but they do not show it themselves. They just want to be right, and win the fight.

As a woman, I believe this little word, gracefulness, will [...]

THE LYING POPULAR PASTOR

By Edwin Christiaan, October 13, 2020

Heard today on Facebook a famous megachurch pastor speaking to his members saying that donations has tapered off lately, and that they should check whether their tithe and offering giving are current. Really? That is why the Church is nothing but a joke! It teaches against the Biblical truth of giving set for the New Testament believers. And what are they?

“Give in proportion to what you have. Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.” ‭‭2. Corinthians‬ ‭8:11-12‬ ‭NLT

‬‬“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.” 2. Corinthians‬ ‭9:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There is no Law of tithing or giving 10% involved here, neither the obligation of giving a specific amount in offerings. Just look at this Bible verse, “On the first day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have earned.” 1. Corinthians‬ ‭16:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Pastors have no business knowing how much you [...]

PRAYING FOR YOU

By Edwin Christiaan | September 15, 2020

I ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

I pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.

I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your heart will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.

I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for you who believe Him. This is the same [...]

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