The main problem with religion, and when I say that, I mean religious denominations that only act as if they were the Body of Christ like all the churches in the World Council of Churches. They are exactly like Israel and her religious leaders in Romans 10:1........Chapter 10
Paul's prayer is for Israel's salvation
1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
"How terrible for you! You are like unmarked graves which people walk on without knowing it" (Luke 11:44 TEV).
44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. KJV
A grave site is a place that most people would not want to move close to not to talk of walking through or walking on it. Therefore, a grave site is
marked with designs and marks that will distinguish it from any other structure or place. It is interesting to discover that Jesus Christ
compared the religious leaders of His days on earth to graves that were not marked that made people to move closer to them unsuspectingly.
People would have maintained a distance from them if they knew their real identity. The main reason for the comparison of the religious
leaders and unmasked graves is the hypocrisy of the leaders. They pretended to be religious while they were neither spiritual nor godly.
People were looking at them as exemplary while they were misleading those people.
Many people today are also like those religious leaders. They are indeed religious, but they are far from being godly or Christlike. Outwardly,
they claim to be Christians, but they are different inwardly. This causes the increased number of churches, especially in this part of the world,
but the people that attend these churches almost everyday are not different from the people outside the church. At times they are worst than
the people outside. They have the form of godliness, but their conduct contradicts the genuineness of their profession (see 2 Timothy 3:5).
They are indeed unmarked graves!
Are you an unmarked grave? Are you really what you claim to be? Will people like to move closer to you if they know your real identity? You
can deceive people with your acts of religiosity, but you cannot deceive the all-knowing God. He will reward you accordingly (see Matthew
7:21-23; Galatians 6:7).
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
Most Christians are so entranced in the paradigms of their beliefs, their denominational doctrines, and primarily for those who have studied
scripture for decades they believe all that is to be revealed has been through the bible.
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
This scripture is a picture of a paradigm. The Jews were ensconced in the Law, and that being the end all be all of righteousness. Most
Christians are ensconced in their traditions, doctrines, and beliefs of their church and denomination, and if its not told to them from the
Nicolatian (Pastor or Priest), it will not and cannot intrude on the paradigm they live in.
Why not consider what Paul said. It was he who was first revealed the divine revelation of the Gospel of Grace. All the Nicolatian pastors
(Pastor or Priest).......Try to smother the truth of the pure and simple Gospel of God with their traditions of men, laws, sacrements or what ever
smelly RAGS they like to cover over your eyes so you are blinded and also cannot smell a rat close by.
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