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False 'Assurances' that are Sold in the Church System

Updated on July 9, 2017
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PlanksandNails' goal is to be a catalyst in encouraging the followers of Christ to pursue Biblical truth for themselves.

The creeds for the sinner are sold as honey from the church pulpits and are gobbled up hook, line and sinker. They believe they are all in good company and say, 'We are all sinners.' 'We don’t have to do anything, but we let Christ be our righteousness because we cannot practice righteousness and striving to live a holy and righteous life equates to works based salvation.'

They love to bring up examples of David who committed adultery and murder and then jump on the statement of Paul who said he was the 'chief of sinners.' In their religious pride, they will imply that everyone sins and cannot stop and will accuse those that oppose their doctrines as being self-righteous. They will even go as far to say that their sinful nature keeps them humble believing that they are 'assured' because they believe they can conveniently use God’s grace as a divine eraser over and over again to blot out their continual habitual sins.

How many have bought into?

'It doesn't matter what I do tonight, God will forgive me tomorrow?'

The Sinner's Creeds

Their creeds say that they are born sinners and Christ is God; therefore, they cannot strive to be perfect like Christ was. They cling to their cheap grace that simply means believing without the need to repent of their sin. They trust and believe they are 'assured' in Christ while continuing to practice sin believing that his blood blinds the Father from seeing their iniquity.

It is quite easy to detect those who love to hold onto their sins because they will twist Scripture to justify and defend their carnal behaviours.

They fail to understand that Scripture clearly states who is righteous in God’s eyes. Unfortunately, the righteousness of most of what is called 'Christianity' is a religion of hypocrisy where they enable deliberate sin by partaking of man's traditions.

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:7-8

Those in the religious system will give lip service to Christ and then will gladly say that they are sinners. Their false creeds give them assurances that they can continue to sin under their butchered version of grace. Because they believe that Christ is God, it means that only he could truly be righteous and no man could strive to attain a sinless lifestyle like he did.

While many are consumed with twisting Scripture to justifying sin, they take no notice of the promises given to those who are considered 'saints' and 'holy ones.'

The true disciples of Christ will repent of their sins by seeking God through the real Messiah and living a life of faith and obedience that is holy and pleasing to their Father in heaven. They understand what Christ meant when he said, 'Go sin no more' because they are maturing into a life of victory.

Many claim to be followers of Christ, but remain carnal. Obedient faith is something of a foreign concept to them because they are not willing to give up what it takes to follow the way of righteousness.

Many say, 'We must crucify our sins by daily dying to them.' On the surface this sounds like a noble cause, but if we think about this statement in a deeper sense, it would necessitate coming back to sin on a daily basis.

If that is the case, then how can we claim to be a new creation when sinning daily in willful, deliberate and habitual behaviours?

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who PRACTICES SIN is a SLAVE TO SIN. – John 8:34

The Practice of Sinning

If we ponder Christ's words, then crucifying our sins daily would mean that we would be practicing sin daily; therefore, would that not make us slaves to sin?

Those who are slaves to sin are not born again because those who are truly in Christ have become slaves of righteousness.

The SLAVE does not remain in the house forever; the SON remains forever. So if the Son sets you FREE, you will BE FREE indeed. – John 8:35-36

The reason that the religious masses are not free is that they believe in their creeds that twist Scripture to necessitate sin. They twist the context of Romans 7 and use it as the foundation of their faith and ignore chapters 6 and 8 as an admonishment to be an overcomer.

Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a PRACTICE OF SINNING is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. NO ONE BORN OF GOD MAKES A PRACTICE OF SINNING, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. – 1 John 3:7-9

Twisting Scripture to Justify Sin

For those who love to twist Romans 7 to their whims, how can you reconcile what you like to call 'the chief of sinners' as justification for sin in 1 Timothy 1:15 with this following verse?

WAKE UP from your drunken stupor, as is right, and DO NOT GO ON SINNING. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. – 1 Corinthians 15:34

Just sit back an relax in your pew and we'll take care of the rest for you.
Just sit back an relax in your pew and we'll take care of the rest for you.

The masses are spiritually wasting away in their carnal religious system that promotes the laziness of sin by abusing God’s grace to fit their carnal human desires by replacing victory in Christ with their vain traditions. They do not work out their salvation with fear and trembling, but are proud in their false assurances in their one-time alter calls and canned sinner’s prayers in the repetition of the religious templates they have created for themselves.

Many find comfort when they hear this verse, 'For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.' Their clergy consoles them with these words as they continue to sin over and over again.

How can they not understand that they cannot obey God and be in rebellion at the same time?

Twisting Roman 7 to make others believe that Paul’s battle with practicing sin was an ongoing issue while he was an apostle is a ridiculous notion and is a lie that Satan has been using in the church system for a long time. As an apostle, he was not a sinner and taught completely otherwise with many examples.

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? BY NO MEANS! How can we who DIED TO SIN still live in it? - Romans 6:1-2

Why would Paul say, 'stop sinning' if that was not a possibility?

Why would Scripture make a distinction between those who are of the devil and those who are born of God based on whether they are practicing sin or not?

Why would Christ say, 'Go sin no more,' if it were impossible?

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become OBEDIENT FROM THE HEART to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been SET FREE FROM SIN, have become slaves of righteousness. – Romans 6:17-18

False Repentance

We must believe that the same sins that we are good at confessing over and over again treats the blood of Christ as a false cover up because there is no victory.

The blood of our Messiah brings victory and sets the captives free!

God is calling us to aim for 'perfection' in Him, which is a perfecting holiness that comes by fearing and revering God through Christ. All things are possible to those who believe that God’s grace is sufficient. His grace leads to maturity, perfection and completion as an overcomer through God's Son. It does not lead into following the traditions of man within the religious denominational cookie-cutter bubble called 'church.'

False grace is flexible on sin.
False grace is flexible on sin.

Do you really believe that you really can, 'Go and sin no more?'

We can!

If we sin, we have an Advocate on our behalf.

'If' implies we might sin, but if we changed ‘if’ to ‘when,’ then it would assume chronic behaviour.

Unfortunately, many believe in a false Christ who says ‘when’ they continue to sin over and over they have an Advocate because the slick professional church hirelings have tickled their ears. Even if they tell their indoctrinated minions to aspire to repent daily for their sins, the problem with the scenario is that it necessitates a plan to sin on a daily basis.

The clergy love to say 'we sin every day' as they devise their religious money making programs that supposedly offers 'victory.' This is the honey that is sold to the religious masses.

Do you think that sinning daily is God’s idea of perfection?

'Perfection' according to the context of Scripture can be attained by His grace and that is we are admonished to aim for it. Buying the butchered grace products in the church system is a futile endeavour that will void victory in you life. Victory is not something you pay for and that is why it is not popular in the church system. That is why so many say, 'church is a hospital for the sinners,' as they zealously try to cover the festering sins of all those who walk in through her doors by selling their religious Band-Aids.This is the epitome of creating whitewashed tombs.

Born of God

Becoming born again requires death, not trying to cover ourselves with the dressings of organized religion to make us feel better about ourselves. Obedient faith requires a willingness to die to our carnal behaviours.

To skirt around the issue of willful sin, the religious synod redefine grace for their own butchered versions that allow and accepts sinners who continue to live in habitual sin within no victory in the bondage of their religious paradigm.

Most, when they are confronted on their deliberate sin become offended. The reason for their offence is they do not believe in or strive after a lifestyle of active righteousness on a daily basis. The system of church is not is about fighting the fight to finish the course or being an overcomer, but about becoming a member of a religious social club being to what to believe and how to behave.

Righteousness is something we must work on a daily basis through the grace of God through the process of maturing through obedience and sanctification. Many reject this process and concede in believing the false notion that Christ is God. For this reason they believe it is impossible to achieve the righteousness of Christ, so there is no point in attempting to strive by obedient faith to attain it.

Abusing Grace

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, NOT LAYING AGAIN a foundation of repentance from DEAD WORKS and of faith toward God – Hebrews 6:1

Repenting again and again on a daily basis means there is a continual habitual lifestyle of sin in action. This is not victory in Christ.

And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE UNGODLY AND THE SINNER?” – 1 Peter 4:18

Sinners are not saints and do not qualify as an overcomer because there is no victory in their lives.

How many who claim to be believers are actually children of the devil?

We should know them because they are the ones who have not stopped sinning.

These are hidden reef at your love feasts, as they feast with you WITHOUT FEAR, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, TWICE DEAD, uprooted, wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever. – Jude 1:12-13

Exposing the Counterfeit Honey

It is our duty as disciples of Christ to keep others from wandering from the truth and exposing their false creeds that are sold to the religious masses. It is a matter of life and death. It is not just about confessing our deliberate sins, but overcoming them. Overcoming is being set free by being sanctified through the blood of Christ.

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become OBEDIENT FROM THE HEART to the standard of teaching to which you were committed – Romans 6:17

Everyone can overcome sin by God’s grace. His spirit gives us the ability and desire to do His will. To concede to a lifestyle of sin and claim to a follower of Christ is the mantra of the delusional indoctrinated religious masses. The false Gospel that we are all sinners and will continue to be is a lie and a deception that so many have bought into. If people don’t wake up soon, they are going to have a rude awakening when they stand and are judged for buying into and selling a false Gospel that does not lead to victory.

This following video will challenge and anger the indoctrinated church goer as it exposes the type of honey they are buying.

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      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Neldafaby- I would like to add to PlanksandNail comment to you. But first I would like to say that I tolally support his comment. Most so called churches do not provide an indepth study or sermons on the Kingdom of God. Sometimes they might mention it in the verse or two and then leave it at that. If you study the four ggospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John you will be surprise to learn that Jesus mentions the Kingdom of God ( Heaven) over 90 times. It is the most focused part of His ministry during His 3 1/2 years. One of His first words at the start of His ministry is found in Matthew 4:17 (NLKV) which states: From that time Jesus began to preach and to say; " Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand." This was the begaining of His ministry. Saddly, churches do not teach much about God's Kingdom. To tell you how important God's Kingdom is, Jesus tells us in Matthew 6 :33 (NKJV) which states: " But seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." This verse I just mentioned is part of the Sermon on the Mount which is found in Matthew chapter 5 through 7. It should be noted that in this Sermon on the Mount, Jesus mentions the Kingdom of (Heaven) God 8 times. You will also find at least 11 parables which in the four gospel the start with the words " The Kingdom of Heaven is like." These parable reveal the likeness of what the Kingdom of Heaven is. And much can be learned from these. Many churches will twisted the meaning or context of these parables to mean something else. As you read and study these parables keep in mind it talking about the Kingdom likeness and not some off the wall garbage that churches use to twist there meaning. To be a disciple of Christ means to follow Him as your King. He is the mediator between you and God. No one else can fill those shoes. No man comes between you and Jesus. No pastor, no preist, no biship, no pope or anyone else. To be a disciple of Christ requires you to pick up God's word and with a sincere heart study and seek the Kingdom of God. As you begin to understand the Kingdom of God concept you will see every thing else will begins to fall into place. It's a life long effort but you will find that it is well worth it. And this applies to your family and friends too. Please keep this in mind, no one can seek the Kingdom of God for you or for anyone else.

      God bless

    • PlanksandNails profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago


      God is calling His people out of the harlot Church system and to trust in Him to guide us instead of ordained hirelings.

      Are you willing to heed His call?

      Get out an never look back. Cry out to Jesus Christ and he will show you the way. We must seek first the Kingdom of God instead of seeking man's kingdoms. When this happens, there will be a radical shift in perspective. Trust in him and he will show you the Way, truth and the light.

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      3 years ago

      Planksandnail change my life forever, I thought I was going to heaven now I know I'm not . I'm a Christian not a disciple please help me , the church is killing me . I 've been in church for a long time, please help me I can help my family and friends

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      3 years ago


      As I read the parallel verses you have posted, the word apostasy comes to mind, which is rebellion against God, His laws and the faith once delivered to His people. They are those who have perverted the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

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      3 years ago


      Thank-you for the comment.

      What I was trying to convey by quoting Hebrews 10:26-27 was that "if" our "future" sins are "ALL" covered by the blood of Jesus according to false Church doctrine, then it must follow that "willful sin" is also forgiven also according to their version of "grace."

      The Pharisees said that Jesus cast out devils by Beelzebub and I believe this was an action of "willful sin." Today, if anyone attributes the the works of the Holy Spirit to Satan, or vice versa it is serious matter according to God.

      The Pharisees are a good example because within their hearts they hated Jesus, would not listen to him and would not give up their ways to follow him. Their "willful sin" was not speaking against Jesus, but denying Holy Spirit from speaking to their hearts. "Willful sin," I believe is a heart attitude against the Holy Spirit . The Holy Spirit will call the sinner to repent and be saved many times, but there will come a climax with an outright choice of rebellion.

      For example, Pharaoh rejected Moses, a prophet who spoke on the behalf of God. Moses confronted him over and over again, but the climax of the choices he made ultimately hardened his heart beyond repair. He had the knowledge and truth of God, but in the end chose to openly deny Him.

      The ultimate climax and demise of anyone is to no longer listen to, or heed the call of God. This I believe is "willful sin."

      As you know I continually write articles about the Church system to encourage those who have come out it not to get drawn back in, and also give a wake-up call to those who are in the harlot Church system to get out before its too late. It took more than one call for me to get out. I am glad God had enough grace for me, and my hope is that others will not fall into "willful sin," but heed the call of God in their lives.

      I agree with you concerning "willful sin." I believe that the antichrist Church system is built upon the foundation of "willful sin" that rejects the Holy Spirit for their own counterfeit versions of "Jesus" and the "Holy Spirit."

      "Willful sin" drives the Holy Spirit away. It is an act that drives away repentance and salvation that climaxes in a reprobate mind where the wrath of God rest upon them.

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      Rich Kelley 

      3 years ago from The Ekklesia

      Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (NASB)

      Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (NKJV)

      Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward]. (AMPLIFIED)

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      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      PandN- In reference to your above comment I believe the context of Hebrews 10:26-27 needs better clarity here. Where it states; "For if we "sin willfully" needs to be better understood in it context. This is talking about if we willfully deny Jesus Christ. This is "the sin" it's talking about. Jesus states in John16:8-9 And when He comes, He will convict the world of "sin", and of righteousness and of judgement,9 "OF SIN" , "BECAUSE THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN ME."

      Not believing in Christ is the " SIN" that Paul is talking about where he states; "For if we "SIN" WILLFULLY,"

      That is what Paul in talking about regarding "sin" in Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we "sin" willfully "after"we have received the kwnowledge of the truth, there remain no more sacrifice for our sins, but a certain fearful expectation of fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

      What Paul is talking about is once we have received the knowledge of the truth in Christ Jesus and then at a later time deny christ, then we have " WILLFULLY SIN" and there remains no more a sacrifice for sins through Christ.

      An example of this is if I was a disciple of Christ for 10 years and had learn the knowledge of truth and then later decide to deny and not believe in Him (Christ) and never again accept His teaching and have faith , THEN there is no more sacrifice for my sins. My sin (as noted in John16:8-9) is then of not believing (in Christ) after I had received the "Knowledge" would be the cause. This is what Hebrews 10: 26-27 is talking about. It not about if we keep sinning, it's if we willfully "SIN" (meaning no longer believing in Christ), then we are subject to His judgement.

      God bless

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      3 years ago


      Thanks for the comment. Jesus died so that we have a life of victory. Unfortunately, many concede that it is impossible to willfully stop sinning and concede to the licence-to-sin doctrine.

      I wanted to add to something to think about concerning a context issue that is important to understand in Hebrews.

      And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL. - Hebrews 10:10

      Many believe that “once for all” is supposed to mean that not only is our past and present sins forgiven, but our “future” ones also.

      The modern Church believes that Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was for "sin," but the context of Hebrews is that his sacrifice was for "all" mankind, men, or the whole world.

      He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also FOR the sins of the WHOLE WORLD. - 1 John 2:2

      "For" in the Greek means, "as in the reason," or "because of." "For" can also mean, "the object of," "on the behalf of," or "to the benefit of."

      Many do not think about the context of the word "for" as it is a very important word to consider.

      When we look at other Scripture verses that say that Christ died "for" our sins, we should understand that it means it is because of, or his death is aimed at our sins. His purpose was to destroy our sins and eradicate them, not to “benefit them.”

      The Church system has it backwards to mean that "for" means to “benefit their sins.” That is why it is a favorite saying among Christians to say, "Christ died for my sins."

      They believe that Jesus died so that they can keep their sins, which means that they don't have anything to give up to be "saved" and will proudly quote this following verse,

      For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23

      Christ died once for ALL of US, but did not die once for all for our “future” sins and by his “grace” we have “license to sin.”

      By the which WILL we are SANCTIFIED through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for ALL (men). - Hebrews 10:10

      We should understand that "ALL" means all men (mankind), not sin.

      There are many who believe that Christ "takes away sins." They don’t mean it in a literal sense of removing sin as “ALL” sin includes their "future sins." Atonement for them doesn't mean their sins are "washed away" in a literal sense, but "as if" their sins no longer happened. Jesus blood covers their “future” sins and blinds the Father from seeing them. This means that “ALL” “future” sins are washed away before they have committed them. They have been assured by their clergy that the penalty for their sins have been taken away also.

      They then quote this verse to affirm their position,

      But this man, after he had offered one SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOREVER, sat down on the right hand of God. - Hebrews 10:12

      When people read into these pet verses with their preconceived notions, it leads them into a life completely void of victory. The Church system promotes a doctrine that Christ's sacrifice does not literally take away their sins, but they can remain in them covered in “grace” considered “clean” in God's eyes. "Forever" in the above verse means that “ALL” their "future" sins have been paid for and forgiven.

      Jesus Christ died for the WHOLE WORLD, not for sin. If we go by the false creeds of the Church system that say Christ died for sin, then by their faulty reasoning, the WHOLE WORLD'S sins are “forever” forgiven and everyone is “saved.” This means that when God looks at the whole world, He sees no sinners in it because of the blood of Jesus.

      Why then should we need to call the world to repentance?

      By their "reasoning," all the "future" sins of the world are already forgiven and paid for by the Jesus’ sacrifice.

      If that is the case, their entire religion is in vain!!!

      They will defend themselves by saying you still must receive the sacrifice by "believing."

      This is a self-refuting statement according to their creeds because on the other hand they also say Jesus Christ already paid for their “future” sins ahead of time even though at the same time say that not accepting Jesus is a grave sin.

      According to their "logic," there is no sin that is not covered by the blood of Jesus, but then want include not receiving Jesus and the unpardonable sin as exceptions.

      They will say in Hebrews it says that Jesus died "forever" for the whole world, which includes past, present and FUTURE sins. This would mean that the world's “future” sin of not accepting Christ was paid for on the cross and the whole world has "grace."

      They don't like to hear about their vain religion that voids the Gospel.

      Shouldn't it be obvious that the author of Hebrews is not saying that Christ died for ALL sins from the beginning to the end of time; otherwise, judgment day would have to be cancelled?

      To say that "future" sins are covered by "grace" ignores the fact that Jesus' sacrifice was for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD and His grace is only given to those who are humble and "pure" in Spirit.

      For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to ALL MEN. - Titus 2:11

      But he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives GRACE UNTO THE HUMBLE. - James 4:6

      Think about it, if all of our “future” sins are “forever” forgiven, then why does the author of Hebrews tell us that if we willfully sin, we no longer have a sacrifice?

      For if we SIN WILLFULLY after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains NO MORE SACRIFICE FOR SINS, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. – Hebrews 10:26-27

      This passage is talking about those who have already received the knowledge and truth of Jesus’ sacrifice, but if they go on willfully sinning they no longer have it.

      There are many who believe that they are pre-forgiven for their willful sins that they continue to commit and God is blinded to them because of the blood of Jesus. This is the “license to sin” doctrine that is “honey” to their ears of those who are in the Church system.

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      3 years ago


      We must be careful what types of food we eat. The food industry has become more shrewd in their marketing tactics knowing that many are starting to read the nutritional labels. They create special words like "fat-free," "sugar free," "fresh," etc...

      What they call "fresh" food looks and smells "fresh." These types of "food" that are sold to the masses have 50+ ingredients that are refined and conditioned with ingredients like MSG. This is what is called "real food." The people are addicted to these food type products and cannot stop gobbling them up. They are specifically engineered for addiction.

      I decided a long time ago to start getting my food from a different source, and boy what a difference it made in my health and quality of life. I no longer gleefully dig into the donut tray fighting for the "glazed" over one like everyone else does.

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      3 years ago


      Jesus spoke many times concerning the kingdoms of men.

      So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” - Matthew 15:6-9

      Unfortunately, the Church system promotes blindness. They give lip service to Jesus, but ignore his words and instead follow after the ways of their Church clergy.

      Leave them! They are blind guides. If someone who is blind leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit." - Matthew 15:14

      Here are the "10 commandments" of their "golden calf" religion that they have made for themselves.

      1. Thou shalt love thy CHURCH with all thy heart, with all thy mind and and with all thy soul.

      2. Thou shalt tithe and GO TO CHURCH whensoever thou canst do so.

      3. Thou shalt blindly FOLLOW AND WORSHIP thy leaders and traditions, and question them NOT.

      4. Thou shalt quote the Bible even if thou KNOWEST NOT in experience that of which thou speakest.

      5. Thou shalt judge thyself as not only HOLIER than others, but also worthier than others.

      6. Thou shalt secretly despise them that GO NOT to church, nor worship God as thou dost.

      7. Thou shalt not confess weakness, sin, nor faults, but have the likeness of a PERFECT CHRISTIAN at all times.

      8. Thou shalt associate thyself only with them that believest as THOU DOST.

      9. Thou shalt busy thyself serving others, that thy good works might be HERALDED by all.

      10. Thou shalt have a ministry, that thou mayest RECEIVE PRAISE and be proud of that which thou hast done in God's name.

      Anyone who is honest with themselves within the Church system must acknowledge that they follow these "10 commandments" because they are the foundation the Church system is built upon.

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      Neil Braithwaite 

      3 years ago

      The author of Hebrews sums it up very well when he clearly states that all our sins have been forgiven by the sacrifice of Jesus' flesh. (Vs. 19-25)

      But he also makes it abundantly clear that while we are forgiven, we also have a responsibility to do everything we can to STOP sinning! (Vs. 26-31)

      Will we fall-short at times and commit sin? Yes, but that is why we are told to confess our sins - to bring them out into the open and deal with them as we have been instructed to do.

      Our lives as Spirit-filled children of God are to be lived according to the teachings of Christ. Just as Jesus told the woman caught in adultery - go and sin no more! He wasn't telling he something he knew she couldn't do, he was telling her something that could in fact be done.

      Working out ways to keep from sinning is a full-time job - especially for Christians. Satan want's nothing more than for us to give up our efforts to stop sinning and accept our weakness as some sort of pious righteousness.

      As Christians we have a clear choice; either continue to work out our faith with fear and trembling, understanding that we have a great part to play in our salvation, or continue in our old ways under the guise of "forgiven sinners;" expecting wrongly that God will somehow change his mind and honor our surrender to the powers of Satan.

      This is a lesson that hits home for me every time I sin in my life. It's a struggle for me daily, but only when I do everything "I" can to turn from sin do I feel content and safe in my Savior's arms.

      We only grieve God's Spirit when we don't lift a hand to stop the sin. God is grieved when we give up and don't even try.

      19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:19-25

      26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:26-31

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      Rich Kelley 

      3 years ago from The Ekklesia


      Good article nice points.

      The wife was just reading an article about all the fake honey out there. We like the real not processed stuff. I order from smiley's. Right now we are enjoying tupelo, cotton and blueberry honey.

      Reminds me of the seedless grapes. The institutional church has developed the bad habit of feeding seedless word to the masses. The parables about the type of ground the seed falls on has become useless, the word has been engineered so that there is no seed in it to grow.

      This genetically altered Word being served from the pulpit looks good tastes good but has no seed. Everything is grown by taking a cutting from a teaching here or there and then planting it. Seedless fruit or seedless Word is not what God had in mind.

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      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Pandn- This is another great article. I believe that many within the church system have no understanding or interest in the Kingdom of God. The church system is "their" kingdom of men.

      God bless


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