Thursday, 27 August 2015

What do we really believe?

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8 KJV

 The other day I had a discussion about a certain faith's daily custom, and it brought me to wonder, "Does what we do in our faith really bring honor and glory to God? Or is it just "fluff" created by man to veer us away from knowing the real truth?"

God left us a book ; a manual as you will, written by the chosen who were inspired by the Holy Spirit and instructed by God. Everything that God intended for us to learn and instructions on how we must live our lives and worship Him are written in the Bible. 

The world of religion is so full of varied beliefs, but do we really truly believe?  Or are we just following because they say so?  Have you really searched the scriptures to know your truth or are you going to take their word for it?

 2 Timothy 2:15 says:

 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."


Galatians 6:4-8 says: But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." 

If you are dedicated to a specific religion make sure that what your learning is in alignment with God's word, it's important that we aren't adding our own beliefs contrary to what the bible instructed.

Revelation 22:18-19 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

In this day and age people are so busy that they don't  really study for themselves,  they think an hour in church should do it for them and that's all they need for the week, convenient right? Let the leader of the church do the leg work and let me hear his opinion.  You know the saying "I'll take your word for it?" Never mind all the extras that are in complete defiance of God's word..

When studying, be sure you are reading the right Bible.  Compare Bibles if you have to to ensure that the wording is in alignment.

My friends, if you've taken the time to read my post you made the right step! The next step is to pray and pick up the word, Religion is awesome in a way because it gets you started and hopefully in the right direction, just make sure what you hear is in alignment with Gods word, don't be gullible, you wouldn't trust eating something from a restaurant if you didn't know what's in it right?

I'll say a special prayer for you: 

Father, impress upon the minds of those, the urgency to search the scriptures, Your coming is imminent even at the door, please see the willingness of all those wanting the truth and reveal to them everything they need to know about You.  

Thank you for your mercy in Your Holy name, Amen!