Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Candy's Christmas Sermon

My thoughts on Candy's Christmas Sermon!

Welcome to Keeping The Home: "It sure is windy. It always is. It always has been, since the fall of man. Those winds of false doctrine blow about us constantly. Some are so incredibly convincing, that we are tempted to fall for them.

As we get closer and closer to the end of this dispensation, the false doctrines will get worse and worse, and become increasingly convincing:

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. -Matthew 24:24

Just as an historical note, the book of Matthew was written approximately 2000 years ago. The Reformation was about 500 years ago. The word "arise" in this context means "Come into being, originate." Which begs the question who the "false Christs" that have arisen are?

For Bible believing Christians, the false doctrines can blow across the Bible, and create misunderstandings of the Word that can astonish. Have you ever read cult material? I read some material, a while back, by Mr. Herbert Armstrong, and in his book, he blatantly stated that we could not understand the Bible, unless we grab certain key verses, and put them together in a specific order. Without that certain order of certain key Scriptures, many do not understand the Bible. - says Mr. Herbert.

Interestingly Candy has grown beyond just attacking Catholics. Other Protestants are also apparently now fair game.

The above is how 'Christian' cults work. They take Scripture out of context, and put it together with often-unrelated Scriptures and create a false doctrine. But oh sisters, if we do not know what God's Word says, we can be fooled. The art of Scripture twisting is crafty, and takes many in.

The phrase, takes one to know one comes to mind as illustrated recently by the whole hair covering thing.

Furthermore, most professing Christians have not read the Word of God. I have met very few people who have read the Bible through. Bringing this further, reading the Bible through just once is not enough. There is so much there to learn, that we can read the Bible through every year for the rest of our lives, and never grasp all of the wonderful knowledge laid therein.

Apparently what is needed for salvation - is the ability to read? Literacy is the road to salvation - so sayeth the gospel of Candy.

1 comment:

Moonshadow said...

Other Protestants are also apparently now fair game.

That's probably too general, but Armstrong definitely is ... and should be.

Apparently what is needed for salvation - is the ability to read?

Oh, don't get me started on THAT.