Many doctrines that are being taught and preached in churches are contrary to the words of Jesus Christ. The words of Jesus, His teachings, His commands, those are the words of eternal life, and if we do not obey the words of Jesus, we will not have eternal life. We read in Matthew chapter 15 verse 8, Jesus said:”This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me, but in vain do they worship Me teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.”
If we do not obey the words of Jesus we will not have eternal life. Jesus Christ alone is the way and the truth and the life. His words are the words of eternal life, for those who obey Him. His words were recorded in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and we will all be judged by those words. It is in vain that we hold on to the teachings of men. The teachings that are preached in churches and that are believed and practiced by many, are contrary to the words of Jesus. Jesus commanded that we repent and be baptized in water. He never commanded that babies be christened, or that babies be baptized. Jesus never commanded that we have fellowship with each other. He said: “Follow Me.” If we follow Jesus Christ then we are in fellowship with Him and we will also have fellowship with others who are followers of Jesus Christ, but if we are in fellowship with other believers we are not in fellowship with Christ.
If we hang on to the teachings of a certain church or denomination then we might be acceptable to that denomination, that group of people, but we are not acceptable to Jesus. We are only acceptable to Him if we obey His commands. If we do not obey His words, we cannot be in fellowship with Him. We can only be pleasing to Him if we obey His words.
Jesus said:”Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and you do not what I say?” Further Jesus said that if we obey His words, if we do what He commanded, then He will reveal Himself to us, He will come and dwell with us. If we do not know Jesus Christ and we do not follow Him, our religion is in vain, then we are headed for destruction.
We might fit in with a church group or we might be accepted by a certain group of believers with certain beliefs, but if we do not follow and obey Jesus Christ, we cannot be pleasing to Him, our religion is in vain. We have to live according to the words of Jesus, not according to the words of men. Many like to quote the words of the Apostle Paul and they twist his words to their own understanding, or their own liking, but the words of Paul cannot save us. It is the words of Jesus Christ that will save those who obey them.
We have to live according to the words of Jesus Christ. Those who disobey Jesus or perish.
May Jesus bless you.