Churches preach many lies. One of them is the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. The rapture fairy tale has been used to scare people into becoming church members. This false teaching coupled with Once Saved Always Saved has been successfully used to build and maintain church membership. Added to that the false doctrine of Tithes and Church Attendance and other deceptions, that completes the church deception toolbox.
The pre-tribulation rapture doctrine promises believers transport from earth to heaven at the Second Coming of Christ, in order to escape the great tribulation that is written about in the book of Revelation. Jesus never promised His followers an escape from tribulation. His first disciples all died as martyrs (apart from one, the apostle John). Paul said:” “We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,”Acts 14:22. Jesus said:”the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:13.
Another false doctrine is that of:”Just believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” That is also a blatant lie. You are not just instantly saved from hell and guaranteed entrance to heaven, eternal life, just because you said a short prayer and them make a confession of faith. In order to have salvation you have to obey ALL that Jesus commanded. You have to repent of sin, stop sinning, show fruit of repentance, be baptized in water for the forgiveness of your sin, and live according to the commands of Jesus, as recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the Red Letter Words in some Bibles. You have to live strictly in obedience to Jesus, become a disciple, not just a believer, and you must endure with Jesus, live holy and righteously until the end of your life and then only, will you be saved. Those who follow Jesus have the HOPE of salvation, IF they endure with Him until the end. There is no guarantee of salvation.
Another lie that is preached in churches is that Jesus forgives all your sin: PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE. Jesus forgives your PAST sin but you have to turn to Jesus, repent AND be baptized for the remission of your sins and then SIN NO MORE. If you keep on sinning you will end up in hell.
Another lie is INFANT BAPTISM. Infants do not have sin because they have no understanding of right or wrong, they have not committed any sin. Infant baptism is INVALID. Further, SPRINKLING is not baptism. A few drops of water on the forehead is not baptism. Baptism is IMMERSION IN WATER.
Some churches preach that baptism is not necessary to be saved. That is a LIE. Jesus commanded His disciples as follows”Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“He who has believed AND HAS BEEN BAPTIZED will be saved; but he who has disbelieved will be condemned.”Mark 16:15,16. Your sins will not be forgiven and you will not have salvation if you do not repent AND be baptized for the forgiveness of your past sins. Peter said on the day of Pentecost:”REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS.”Acts 2:38. Unless you repent and be baptized you will NOT have forgiveness of sins.
Churches preach against the baptism in the Holy Spirit or they tell people that they receive the Holy spirit just by believing, which is a lie. The Holy Spirit baptism with the evidence and ability to speak in tongues is promised for ALL followers of Jesus, not just for some. We read in Acts 2:38,39 “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39“For the promise is FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND FOR ALL who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Jesus Christ never changed, the Holy Spirit never changed. The TRUTH never changed. If you do not speak in tongues you have not received the baptism in the Holy Spirit. It is promised to ALL who obey Jesus. He is the only One who baptized in the Holy Spirit. Seek Him, obey Him and ask Him and He will give His Spirit in you.
The payment of TITHES, to a church was never commanded by Jesus. The Jews were commanded to pay a tenth of their proceeds for the upkeep of the temple. Following Jesus does not bring you under Mosaic Law, it does not make you a Jew. The church institution was not commanded by Jesus, it is an invention of men. Jesus commanded His followers to love and take care of each other, the poor and widows, not to build and support churches. Churches use the Bible, they twist the scriptures and add their own teachings to deceive and control the people, and force them to support the leadership and the organization. They are scam artists, wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Paid preachers are not servants of God. They do not serve God, nor are they of the kingdom of God. They are employees and managers of secular church organizations, that are registered with government for tax exempt purposes. They only care for themselves and their organization. They do not care for you, your soul or the kingdom of God. They do not know Jesus, or else they would fear and follow Him. They would not be associated with worldly church organizations.
Churches make followers of themselves, not of Jesus Christ. They make proselytes, slaves of the organization. They use the Bible, scriptures, to deceive the people and compel them to attend church, have “fellowship” with other deceived church members, to keep them in the flock.
Church organizations are built and maintained on lies and fairy tales. They deceive the people. Church is the high way to hell, because church members are indoctrinated and inoculated against the truth. They are immune to the truth. They fight and persecute the true followers of Jesus while they defend the false doctrines of church that they believe in. They themselves do not know nor follow Jesus. They are deceived, blind men following the blind. They will both fall into he ditch.
The only truth that can save from hell, is the words of Jesus Christ, His gospel, His teachings as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If you obey the words of Jesus, repent and be baptized, stop sinning and live according to His words, Jesus will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. He will give the Holy Spirit in you to teach and guide you into all truth.. If you LISTEN to Him, OBEY Him and FOLLOW His guidance and stay with Him until the end, you will be saved. Go and read the words of Jesus, obey HIM and you will have the hope of eternal life.
Stop listening to and going after the the churches and the lies that they spread. They are deceiving you and leading you to hell. Get out of church. Follow and obey Jesus until the end and you will have the HOPE of ETERNAL LIFE.
May Jesus bless you.