Saturday, August 6, 2016

THEY MAKE STUFF-UP  by steve finnell

Many believers in Christ make stuff-up. False doctrine is fabricated by the Devil, individuals and denominations. Why would anyone believe doctrine that is contrary to Scripture? There only is one answer, pride.

Eve ate from tree of knowledge because the serpent told her she would be like God. She believed doctrine contrary to God's word. Eve had a pride problem.  (Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:1-24)

Today many believers accept doctrine that is contrary to Scripture. Those with a pride problem are easily deceived.


1. Men are saved by grace alone. There is no Scripture that states men are saved by grace alone, however, pride has convinced many that they were selected to be saved and all those who are lost were selected by God to burn in hell. Pride is a terrible thing.

2. There are many who in order support the doctrine of saved by "faith alone" say that "and" in Mark 16:16 is not a conjunction; therefore immersion in water is not essential in order to be saved. (Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.NASB) There is no Scripture that says men are saved by "faith alone." Pride is a destructive force.

3. More than a few assert that the Virgin Mary was a perpetual Virgin. No Scripture states that as fact. (Matthew 1:24-25 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and he took Mary as his wife, 25 but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and called His name Jesus. NASB)
The Bible states the Virgin Mary was not a perpetual virgin. Why would anyone trust church tradition instead of Scripture? Pride is not a virtue.

4. There is a denomination that teaches praying to the Virgin Mary is acceptable and that she was bodily resurrected from the grave. Neither of those doctrines are found in the Bible, as a matter of fact they are contrary to Scripture. (1 Corinthians 15:50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the the imperishable. NASB) (Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him,"Go Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord God, and serve Him only.'" NASB) Praying to anyone is worship. Pride can cause people to be deceived.

The first woman to ever live was deceived due to her own pride.

If your denomination is teaching doctrine that is contrary to Scripture, then, surely there is a pride problem.         


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