ARE CHURCH SERVICES ABOVE DOCTRINE?
Some pastors and teachers of the Churches
of God are now teaching that doctrine is not important in teaching the instructions,
the truth, and gospel of Jesus Christ's Word. And one pastor-teacher is now
going so far in his ministry, that he teaches no one can teach the truth of
God's Word as doctrine, and if any man does, it is not truth, but only that
man's own teaching. He says all doctrine that is taught from God's Word now
is the teaching of men. This pastor takes another step into his complete heresy
and teaches that doctrine divides the church, but church services unite the
church. WOW! How can church members confessing to be followers of Jesus
Christ come before this pastor, and accept this false teaching from him,
and still call themselves followers of Christ?
Whenever a pastor, or any such teacher,
makes this antichrist statement, this professed teacher of God's Word has
totally disqualified himself from being a minister of Jesus Christ, and from
really being a member of God's church. It is true that false doctrine divides
the church, but the true doctrine of Jesus Christ, and all His teachings,
unite the church, if Christ's doctrine and teachings are accepted, obeyed
and followed. More and more, ministers' and members' fruit are being manifested
as to who they really are following, whether they are following Jesus Christ
and His teachings, established by His Word and doctrine, or they are following
the commandments (rules and policies) of men, the false teachings of men,
and their carnal ways of the flesh!
There are Pastors, members and teachers,
who confess to be teachers of the Word of God, but have been following their
own fleshly spirit and the evil spirit of Satan rather than the holy Spirit
of Jesus Christ and now it is being manifested! This is all because they have
not established in their life, the true teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ
from His Word. Why? The main problem is that they have never really
cut down the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," in their life.
This is the tree which bears this kind of fruit from men. Fruit from this
tree manifests itself when its pastors say and teach that doctrine is not
important and it divides the church but that church services unite the church.
They have not learned that doctrine from Christ's Word establishes the
church on a rock-solid foundation of Jesus Christ. Without this understanding,
pastors and their college-learned ways of theology are leading God's sheep
astray and into further deception.
This false teaching resembles and compares
more and more to the teaching of the world's, professed, protestant Christian
churches, that teach, "grace alone, just have faith in, and accept the Name
of Jesus Christ" is all that is important. These Church of God "doctrine trashing
pastors" encourage its members to forget about doctrine and to do only what
God commands in Hebrews 10:25 of "not forsaking the assembling of themselves
together, as the manner of some is---." They say this assembling together
in a church service is above the need of knowing and teaching doctrine and
holding fast to doctrine, and is above heresy, is above sin and accepting
sinners in their fellowship. This false satanic teaching in reality
is above and negates God's command of earnestly contending for faith
that was once delivered unto the early saints and permits leavening to leaven
the whole fellowship group. This teaching goes against every thing a true
Christian stands for. This terrible evil teaching is said and taught
to brethren in order for them to continue to fellowship at services at the
loss of retaining truth, doctrine, and the teachings of Christ that establishes
Jesus Christ and His Spirit in their life and in the church.
God says in Heb. 10:23-26 - "Let us
hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (not to let go or vacillate
about the doctrine of Jesus Christ) for he is faithful that promised; Verse
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works
(to stir up one another to obey God's Word, to be steadfast in
Christ's doctrine, to seek the righteousness of God, growing to have God's
laws written in their hearts and minds): Verse 25 Not forsaking the assembling
of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another
(exhort means to encourage one another to hold fast to doctrine of the faith
and keep it); and so much the more, as you see the day approaching."
The purpose of assembling in church fellowship
and services is to learn doctrine, which is the instructions and teachings
of Christ, and to encourage and exhort one another to hold on to those doctrines
and the faith once delivered to the early saints. If there is heresy, false
doctrine, or any on going sin being committed by the members or pastors
of the fellowship or church, the Scripture is very clear about this problem
as to what they are to do. The church members are instructed and commanded
to disassemble, not to assemble, from those that are speaking heresy, or
breaking God's commandments, or those that are partial in God's law
that encourage sin. God through Paul in Rom. 16:17 teaches the church, the
members or member how to deal with such problem by saying "Now I beseech you,
brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine
which you have learned: and avoid them." Why isn't this taught and carried
out by members?
But brethren will respond if I separate myself
from these members or pastors that are preaching false doctrine, heresies,
and committing any such sins or offenses, who will teach me and who will
I assemble in fellowship with as God commands in His Word? God does
not command you to assemble with any such people or pastors but commands
you to disassemble! God's will for you is to come together in
true unity and growth in the spirit with peace and joy even if
it is only 2 or 3 brethren at one's home, rather than large services
teaching heresies who are divided and are in constant turmoil and confusion.
The brethren of the Churches of God
have been led to believe by certain pastors of the church hierarchies
that brethren meeting in some one's home where there are as little as 2 or
3, that Jesus Christ in not there, choosing not to quote Mat. 18:20. They
play down home fellowship services, as if to say, this is not true assembling
together and does not constitute a church fellowship. This is another
church hierarchical lie to deceive the sheep. Look in your bible and you
will find that church houses or homes were what constituted most of the fellowshipping
of the early brethren. But many will say, "even if this is who will
lead us?" Christ suggests that His Holy Spirit and His Word can do
the job very well and you don't have question if it is truth! Read with understanding
what He says in I John 2:28 - But the anointing (God's Holy Spirit) which
you have received of Him abides in you and you need not that any man teach
you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and
is no lie and even as it (His spirit) has taught you, you shall abide in
him." Read more about the anointing, the comforter as God Spirit's work
in you, in John 16:13, 14:16, Heb. 8:10-11.
All of these offenses, divisions,
and evil fruit of false teachings are being manifested of certain
ministers because they have not established the bedrock doctrines and
teachings of Jesus Christ to be the truth of Christ, and so now to them, "any
man teaching doctrine from God's Word is not truth. Once again this is falsely
accusing a righteous servant as being unable to teach true doctrine
without proof of such statement. So today there are certain pastors who are
now teaching the members to accept the world's philosophy for church unity
of "just go along to get along" and don't worry about sin in the church and
heresies and false doctrines. Church services and its social fellowship have
to them be raised above all that Christianity represents, and the way to
unify the church, and is being taught as only what is really important.
This teaching is straight out of the bowels of Satan, and is not from the
heart and teachings of Jesus Christ!
Some or most of the professed pastors of
the Churches of God seem to be absolutely unable to teach and preach sound
doctrine and some now are making this known before the brethren! Why is this
so? It is so and true because they have been following, what they were led
to believe that true DOCTRINE was established by their FALSE, FOOLISH and
IDOL SHEPHERD of the past. This idol shepherd's teaching and doctrine
was believed and received to be inspiration and teaching from God's Word
and from Jesus Christ, THE TRUE SHEPHERD, but this idol shepherd's
teaching and doctrine has been exposed to not be from JESUS CHRIST.
The doctrine espoused from this foolish shepherd was his own word and satan's
teaching. Because this foolish shepherd's teaching has been exposed as false
doctrine, now some of his pastors are belittling all doctrine that any true
teacher of Christ teaches. They are now throwing out the baby (all true doctrine
of Christ) with the dirty, bath water (false taught doctrine of their past).
They have resorted to a false teaching that doctrine
from the Scriptures cannot be taught as truth by any righteous servant of
Jesus Christ, because all servants now (because of the failing of their great
one) are unqualified to do so. By this statement of heresy they undermine
all teaching of doctrine of Jesus Christ in the minds and hearts of church
members. Because of all the changes that these pastors have had to make
in their teaching and their lack of coming clean in repentance to Jesus Christ,
they have gone further into apostasy and heresy and teach no one today can
teach true doctrine from the Christ's Word through the power and direction
of Jesus Christ. They have gone from deception to greater deception.
Christ teaches through John in II John 10 that
if any church pastor or member rejects and negates His doctrine by saying
it is not important in unifying the church and providing for members' salvation
that this teacher does not have God. And if any comes unto you and brings
not the doctrine of Jesus Christ and His Word and negates it by saying
that doctrine of Christ is not important, don't even receive him in your house
or your church fellowship. Read it in II John 9-10 - "Whosoever transgresses
(teaches contrary to) and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has
not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ he has both the Father
and the Son. Verse 10 - "If there comes any unto you, and bring not this doctrine
, receive him not into your house (houses were church services at the time),
neither bid him God speed." This is a serious warning against
any pastor or anyone teaching that doctrine of Christ and His Word is not
important and that doctrine is not important in every member's salvation!
This is also serious warning to all church members receiving and accepting
such pastors or teachers in their fellowship service and to be their minister.
Here is sound doctrine concerning Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
DOCTRINE is the teachings of Jesus Christ
and all that He taught that every member of God's church must believe, must
do, and must accept to enter eternal life.
DOCTRINE is the teaching of the GOSPEL
OF JESUS CHRIST which is the gospel or good news pertaining to
Jesus Christ as savior to ENTER the Kingdom of God. The false teaching
of a gospel that teaches the gospel to be God's coming Kingdom is perverting
the Gospel of Christ and is false doctrine pertaining to the gospel. Paul
teaches that if anybody or even a angel preaches any other gospel than what
he preached let him be accursed, Gal.1:8. This is a serious charge from Paul
and yet today pastors of the churches of God continue to preach the
false doctrine of a perverted gospel to be the coming Kingdom of God without
fear of Christ's judgment and God's curse. To repent and to believe that God's
Kingdom is coming will not save one person or forgive one sin. The Gospel
of Jesus Christ pertaining to salvation is DOCTRINE.
DOCTRINE is the teaching of REPENTANCE. Jesus
Christ began His ministry of preaching the Gospel by teaching the doctrine
of repentance (Mat. 4:17), and everyone that does not repent of his sins which
is the breaking of God's commandments cannot enter His Kingdom. Christ
later said and taught everyone that does not repent will perish, Luke 13:
3. The apostle Peter and the other apostles taught repentance, Acts 2:38,
3:19, 17:30, 26:20. Repentance is DOCTRINE.
DOCTRINE is the teaching of OBEDIENCE by
Jesus Christ that every church member must keep God's commandments to be
given eternal life. Christ says in Mat. 19:17 - "------If you will enter
into life, keep the commandments." The apostles taught obedience, Acts 5:29,32,
Rom. 2:13. God's covenant is his will that everyone must have
His laws written in their hearts, Heb. 8:10. No one can have God's law written
in their hearts unless they are totally obedient to all of His commandments.
Obedience to God and His law is DOCTRINE.
DOCTRINE is the teaching of SAVING
FAITH that every member must have in order to be saved (Eph. 2:8). A church
member must believe that Christ can save him if he has the faith and accepts
Him and His shed blood to justify his sins other wise there is no forgiveness
of sin and thus no salvation. Paul taught we are justified by faith, and we
are to live our lives by faith, Gal. 2:16-18. Faith in Jesus Christ as Savior
and Judge is DOCTRINE.
DOCTRINE is the teaching of CONVERSION.
Christ commands that every church member must BECOME CONVERTED
by humbling himself as a little child in order to enter God's Kingdom, Mat.
18:3-4. Being converted from a heart of flesh to a heart of Spirit is DOCTRINE.
DOCTRINE is the teaching of being BORN
AGAIN. Jesus Christ COMMANDS that every church member must be BORN AGAIN
OF THE WATER AND SPIRIT to enter God's Kingdom, John 3:3-5. A believer must
be baptized (bury in water the ways of the flesh) begin a new person
in the spirit and to be totally led by the Spirit. THIS MUST TAKE PLACE BEFORE
THE RESURRECTION NOT AT THE RESURRECTION. To to be Born Again is DOCTRINE.
God instructs all church members just as Paul instructed
Timothy in Tim.4:16 - "take heed unto yourself and unto DOCTRINE continue
in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself and them that hear
II Tim.3:16 - says "All Scripture is
given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine -----"
Titus 1:9 - says "Holding fast the
faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by SOUND DOCTRINE
both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers"
Titus 2:1 is Paul's admonition
to Titus and to all the church. Paul says - "but SPEAK you the things
which become SOUND DOCTRINE" Verses 2-8 continues with his admonition
- "that all men and women, old and young alike, may be serious about God's
teaching (DOCTRINE) and living, and are in control of themselves, sound
in faith, love, and patience."
What a shame for the Churches of God
to now have some pastors that are trashing the teaching of doctrine, alone
with many other pastors are unable to teach sound doctrine. What a terrible
situation for the church be involved in, at the very end of these last
days. Many of today pastors are as God has PROPHESIED: watchmen that are blind
and can't see (understand), ignorant of sound doctrine, mute with a deafening
silence to cry out against sin, whose main concern and attention is directed
toward gain, the tithe, and holding on to "their" people for church services
while the spiritual temple falls into a bad state of needed repair,
because of sin, heresy, and lack of the spiritual power to speak sound doctrine
from Christ's Word.
Isaiah, the prophet, spoke of such pastors
when he said in Isa. 56:10-11- " His watchmen are blind, (can't see-discern
or understand): they are all ignorant (unable to speak sound doctrine), they
are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark (unable to cry aloud against sin); sleeping,
lying down, living in slumber (living today's pastor's life of leisure and
sin). Verse 11, Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough (all
desires are of the flesh), and they are shepherds that cannot understand (unable
to understand spiritual teachings): they all look to their own way (their
own church fellowship and services to keep them alive financially and exalted
before the church), every one to his own gain, from his quarter (everything
to benefit his own church organization and his own life).
Jesus Christ warns all church members to take heed
and mark by taking note of the false prophets, foolish shepherds, of sin covering
pastors, of doctrine trashing evangelists, and all money worshipping ministers
among you, and to withdraw from them. When any pastor or evangelist
speaks or writes against the doctrine of God's Word, this is corrupt and
evil fruit of a minister and the brethren needs to avoid him. When any pastor,
minister, or teacher undermines righteousness and speaks evil against a righteous
saint seeking perfection in God's righteousness, this teacher likewise needs
to be avoided. When any shepherd preaches of repentance with the gospel that
presents the good news as the coming Kingdom of God which is a perverted
gospel and is perverting the good news as news and a message that can
not save you or anyone else, this shepherd or pastor needs to be avoided.
Christ warns His church to take heed that
no man would deceive you, and He says that there would be many, not a few,
but many false ministers, shepherds, pastors in the last days before His coming,
Mat. 24:4, 5, 11. Also, Christ says in Mat. 7:15-16 - "Beware of false prophets
which come to you in sheep clothing (pastors who seem to be so concerned
about the sheep and are so smooth in their teaching) but inwardly
they are ravening wolves." Christ in verse 16 Says "you shall know them by
their fruits." Speaking false teachings and false doctrine is evil fruit.
Accusing righteous brethren falsely is evil fruit. Undermining God's commandments
and profaning God's Sabbath is evil fruit. Christ's Word says if the fruit
is evil then the tree is corrupt, Mat. 7:18.
Jesus Christ and the Apostles warns all of the brethren
of the Churches of God over a dozen times in His Word to BEWARE OF FALSE TEACHERS.
Are you really heeding His warning and command?