2 Peter 2: 1,2
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
“And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.”
False Prophets, False Teachers, bringing:
Many people follow these, “damnable heresies”, and the Truth of the Gospel, is lost. The Gospel seems Powerless.
What could these, “damnable heresies” be?
First on my list is, denying that the Gifts of the Spirit are available today. That we no longer need them, now that we have the Written Word of God.
If the Lord Himself needed Signs, Wonders and Miracles, to free the Hebrews from Slavery, and Jesus also used Signs, Wonders, and Miracles to draw people to the truth.
We certainly need to be Working in as well as Speaking in the Power of the Holy Spirit.
The Church is dying today, because we do not believe we are partakers of the divine nature.
We should be Walking in the Power and Love of the Holy Spirit.
The Church is concentrating on fulfilling the needs of the Flesh, when the Spirit is desirous of our attention.
The Gifts of the Spirit, are the tools the Lord gave us to build His Church. There seems to be few, who seek after, and learn to Walk in these Gifts.
We sit back and deny, the Power of God, in our lives. I believe, the Leaders who do not teach the Truth of the Full Council of God, are responsible for this Powerless Church.
Second on my list is, how many Churches teach a limited number of Books of the Bible, (Teaching only the Church Calendar).
I admit to not teaching the Prophets. Mainly because I do not understand enough. But the New Testament should be taught completely.
Third: Our preoccupation with the physical building and programs, that are not Biblical. Children’s Church, Divorce Care, Singles…. ect.
We need to believe the Word, Walk in the Word, Know that GOD IS, AND HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.
John 10: 27-3]
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.”
1 John 2: 3-4
“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
John 10: 15.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.