Christendom's clergy drives people away! When something bad happens their clergyman says they didn't pray enough or they didn't give enough to the church! This is an old standard when someone you love dies, God wanted them in heaven! I have a friend that their son was killed on a oil pumping platform, he just turned 21 ans engaged to be married! Due to someone welding something poorly it came undone and hit him in the head and killed him instantly. Being 21 and not married no recourse could be had, I found out that that happens all the time but the kicker is the family was told God took him! My brother in law use to be a Catholic, him and my sister had a premature daughter that lived for two weeks, at the grave site the priest said for 50 bucks he could pray his daughter out of purgatory.
People are getting tired of these false teachers (2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.
In truth time and unseen circumstances befall us all, most so called Christian churches teach pagan beliefs as Christian ones, hell fire, immoral soul, purgatory, idol and creature worship to name a few! The Bible said there would be false teachers and it's because Satan is the cause (2 Corinthians 4:3, 4) If, in fact, the good news we declare is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.
When you look at what the Bible really says you will find out this (1 John 5:19) We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.
There's a preaching work going on right now (Matthew 24:14) And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Notice it says "good news" not what the false clergymen tell their congregations that the door to door preaching is preaching gloom and doom, it's good news because it's a message about being set free from being blinded by Satan as to what is truth and what is false!
Right now there's talk of peace and security in the news, this is nothing new to those that know what the Bible really teaches! (1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3) For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape.
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