"They will act religious, but they will reject the power (Baptism of the Holy Spirit) that could make them godly. You must stay away from people like that." 2 Timothy 3:5
Paul warns us that in the last days people will desire to "LOOK" religious (pride), but at the same time they will reject the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. And this is the very power that is able to make them capable of actually living the Christian life.
It seems as though "Christians" today will take anything but the real thing.
Every book in the New Testament was written by people who were Baptized with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. Today we have Bible "scholars" attempting to interpret the New Testament from a modern perspective. This perspective sees everything in the Bible through doctrinal glasses . . . and it is never life-giving.
How's this for clueless: People who are not Baptized with the Holy Spirit attempting to tell us what the Spirit-Filled writers of the New Testament were saying.
And churches in America are filled with "teachers" who are lamely attempting to interpret the New Testament. No wonder it is so boring. Taking a life-giving text and putting the legalistic spin on it ALWAYS brings death.
The Bible is here for us to be read and studied, not to be forced to agree with a set of doctrinal statements. Let God speak and the power will fall! Revival is here.
The Power of God:
In so many churches it is merely a history lesson. It is about what God did or did not do so many hundreds or thousands of years ago. Boring! No wonder we have lost the most precious commodity in our nation - - - the young people. We have been taught that God does not do things like he did in the Old Testament . . . or even in the New Testament. He is now a different God. He has removed himself from our daily lives and we are left as orphans . . . on our own.
A different God????????????????
Paul warned about a time when the church would slowly drift off center and would deny the very power (Holy Ghost Power!) that could make them holy, pure, and give them an exciting life . . . something to witness about, instead of a dull, dry, history lesson.
How's this for fun? God does not answer prayer any more. Don't expect any miracles. In fact, don't expect anything from him. Just chug along and some day, oh yes, some day in the sweet bye and bye you will end up in heaven.
We don't believe in a God like this. We believe in the REAL GOD, THE LIVING GOD who cares about us so much that he even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
Come and be a part of power from the Holy Ghost. Bring a friend.
People are having their lives changed. Religion can't change anyone. But the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit can do anything.
No limitations! Nothing is impossible for him.
How exciting is this?
Oh, yes, by the way. We actually study the Bible for about an hour and a half. Then we get on our knees and pray. If you know any church that does this, please contact me. I want to meet these kind of Christians.
Sunday night, 6:00 p.m., The Comfort Inn on route 30, Warsaw, Indiana.