It was claimed that the blog appeared to be dismissive of the millions of born-again, evangelical, or bible-believing christians who are members of denominational churches. They asked if I was suggesting that these were not "true" Christians and whether we were more "biblical" than them?
Actually it is not the building or the denomination which makes it Christian but the people inside it. A denomination and individuals show that they are a true church or believer if
they base their faith and lives on Jesus (as revealed in scripture) and their basis of faith and life is on the undiluted and unadulterated Word of God (not on experiences). I am encouraging all such believers and churches to be careful not to base their faith or read the bible wearing denominational biased glasses, but are deeply committed in humility and adaptability to being taught by the Holy Spirit, comparing scripture with scripture and not rejecting any scriptures they feel are “not relevant” because “ALL (bible) scripture is inspired by God”.
However, if a church, denomination or individual join themselves to the unChristian Catholic church (which bases its salvation on works) via the ecumenical movement, I have to question their relationship with the God of the Bible who says "do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.....what fellowship is there light with darkness".
If you say (and can demonstrate it) that your church bases everything it does on the Word of God "righty handling the Word of Truth" and does not water down the Bible by making the Bible "relevant" or distort the Word of God by using the heretical "the message" then I will welcome your church and individuals (as I stated in my profile). If you base your own life the same way, then I also welcome you as my brother.
Really, I do not make an issue on various unvital interpretations on certain topics (like eschatology etc) as long as these interpretations are not on the major issues of our salvation and do not deny the Lord or ashame the God of our salvation, or preach a “false” gospel.
Regarding “my links”. These are my links because I find that generally they are very sound with a wealth of good information. It does not mean I agree with them on everything. In fact I do not, but I focus on the areas I can agree with them.
As Paul said "I know in part" so I dare not say that I have got everything right - I don't, but I am willing to learn and adjust my interpretations as/when I am shown to be wrong. In fact, since opening this blog I have been challenged on some of my articles and had to edit them as I was shown to be wrong on some point or other. I am VERY happy to be corrected and (if I am wrong) will modify my interpretations, views and articles on my blog . This blog and myself are a “work in progress”.
The purpose of my blog is to expose the "false" (ie those who DO not follow the "whole" counsel of God, but who pick and choose only the parts they like). Too many churches and Christians do this. They ignore scripture verses or passages which contradict their teaching. Instead of showing humility to adapt their viewpoint, because of those scriptures, they basically ignore them or throw them out.
However, many churches (in these days) will accept almost anything for the sake of experience or church growth. It is mostly all of man and very little of God.
Churches that (at their very heart) serve God truthfully and follow truth and love for God, I applaud.
Paul stated that if the Galatians accept the false teaching they will be accepting leaven and this leaven would work its way right into the very heart of the church and destroy it. Jesus warned us about the "leaven" ie false teaching and hypocrisy of the pharisees.
So if our churches preach this false stuff it needs to be exposed and rooted out before the church becomes useless.
If you read most of my posts you will see this thread of warning running throughout the entire site.