DENYING GOD'S WORD? by steve finnell
How much of God's word can you deny or change and still be saved? Did God give denominations the authority to deny and change His doctrine? I do not think so!
A friend of mine once told me he worshiped on the sabbath. I ask him if he worshiped on Saturday, he said no, our denomination changed the sabbath to Sunday. The problem is denominations are not authorized to change God's word.(NOTE: Christians worship on the Lord's Day, which is Sunday)
1.There are those who say you do not have to believe that Jesus is the Son of God to be saved.
John 8:24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."(NKJV)
Can you deny John 8:24? And still be saved?(NKJV)
2. There are many, who claim to be Christians, who proclaim that Jesus is one of many ways to heaven.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.(NKJV)
Can you deny that Jesus is the only way to heaven?And still be saved?
3. There are some who change Scripture to conform with their denominational doctrine.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them. "Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)
Can you say change the translation of(Acts 2:38) from "for" to "because of" in order to validate the denominational position of salvation by faith only, denying immersion in water for forgiveness from sins? And still be saved?
Can you imply that, shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit actually means, you received the gift of the Holy Spirit before you were baptized? And still be saved?
4. Can you deny that prayer is worship and then pray to the Virgin Mary and other dead saints? And still be saved?
Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'" (NKJV)
5. Can you deny or change the meaning of Scripture to conformed to denominational creeds and still be saved?
Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(The Better Version of the New Testament by Chester Estes)
Can denominations change Mark 16:16 to say "He who has believed is saved by faith alone and should be baptized as a testimony of their faith? And still be saved?
Can churches change Mark 16:16 to say "He who has been baptized as an infant has had their sin forgiven and can believe later to confirm their salvation? And still be saved?
Can denominations change Mark 16:16 to say "He who has believed has been given the choice to be immersed, sprinkled or poured? And still be saved?
6. Can denominations change Ephesians 4:5 to fit their views? And still be saved?
Ephesians 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;(NKJV)
Can denomination teach there is more than one Lord and still have their members be saved?
Can you believe there is more than one faith? And still be saved?
It it possible to believe that there is more than one baptism that washes away sin? And still be saved? (Acts 22:16)
It it possible to believe that there is more that one baptism that saves you? And still be saved? (Mark 16:16)
How much of God's doctrine can men deny or change and still be saved?