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Why Christians falter, stumble and fall...

Discussion in 'Traditional Adventists' started by reddogs, May 10, 2007.

  1. reddogs

    reddogs Contributor Supporter

    Satan sets many stumbling blocks in the path for Christians hoping to snare or turn them from eternal life with his lies, many listen to what he whispers:

    "You can be a Christian. Just don't invest any time
    building a relationship with Christ."
    The Evil one is afraid of a person who loves Jesus Christ. He knows we can easily defeat him if we build a intimate relationship with and place our confidence in Jesus. He tries to discourage us into not searching God's Word and into neglecting prayer. Satan knows our connection to God is through those two avenues. He wants us to find anything else or do--anything else! When we want to study God's word we hear the Evil on whisper a thought such you rather watch a movie, or play on X-Box, or gossip on others personal lives, etc. rather then pray or study God's Word?"

    "Don't bother to search the Bible. It doesn't apply today."
    Many let the Evil one use skeptics and others to tell us that the word of God no longer is relevant. But God's promise is "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it." Revelation 1:3, NKJV The Bible feeds your spiritual life just as food feeds your physical life. More people will be eternally lost from neglecting God, from ignoring God, then from all other reasons combined! Your greatest danger will be that of neglecting to read God's word with a spiritual hunger every day.

    "What you believe is unimportant. "
    But Jesus Christ says "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not" die "but have eternal life." John 3:16 And "whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." Mark 16:16

    "Twist the Bible meaning to say anything you want it to say.
    Don't study too deeply and prove your point by quoting just half of a single verse."
    Many try to tell you that only part of the Bible is relevant and ignore the rest. Jesus never depended on just half of a single Bible verse to prove anything. He used the whole Bible (what we call The Old Testament) to teach His disciples. "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself." Luke 24:27. Paul also taught us the importance of Old Testament scripture when He wrote to Timothy and to the whole world, telling Timothy and us that "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine for reproof, for correction, for instruction." 2 Timothy 3:16, NKJV.

    "God's ten commandment law has been done away with.
    It does not matter what you do, heaven is your future home."
    Many reject the plain, cutting truths of the Bible or neglect the word of God because it is inconvenient. They will be left to receive falsehood and mans tradition for religious truth. "They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved." 2 Thessalonians 2:10.

    "Trust psychics on the future, or look to spirits, mediums and rely on signs, wonders or miracles."
    Jesus says "False Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive" John wrote in Revelation "They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs...." Matthew 24:24; Revelation 16:14. Isaiah wrote "When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?" Isaiah 8:19 & 20.

    "You can believe that Jesus was a good man. Just don't believe He was God in human form."
    Christ claimed "I am the way and the truth and the Life, No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6. Christ here claims that there is no other way to find eternal life except through Himself. One day the Jews asked Christ if He was greater then Abraham. Christ responded "Your father Abraham saw my day and was glad.' The Jews answered 'You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?' 'I tell you the truth,' Jesus answered, 'Before Abraham was born, I AM!' At this, they picked up stones to stone him but Jesus slipped away." The Jews understood His claims and that is why they tried to kill Him with stones that day. John 8:57,58. ​

    "The second coming of Christ is not really a event that will occur but to each individual at death becomes immortal and goes to heaven."
    Jesus says "In my Father's house are many mansions. I will come back and take you to be with me." "The harvest is the end of the world and the reapers (harvesters) are the angels." John 14:2-3, NKJV; Matthew 13:39, KJV. Jesus plainly states that He does not come for us until "the end of the world." When Jesus comes in glory with all the heavenly angels and "the trumpet of God." That day is not far away.​

    Jesus is coming again in a Secret Rapture.
    According to the dictionary, rapture means "The act of transporting or fact of being transported." The secret rapture belief is that Christ will return in secret when He comes the second time--and that those who are Christians (the dead and the living) at that time will be secretly transported out of this world before the tribulation--before the seven last plagues fall on Planet Earth. According to this theory the followers of Christ will be in heaven while life goes on down here on the earth.

    Many of God's children have been deceived by this wonderfully sounding doctrine. Believing in the secret rapture does not make a person "bad." But it does effectively stop them from preparing for the crisis ahead. Jesus says "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." Jesus says His second coming will be similar to the time of Noah. Noah and his family were not taken out of the storm--they went through the storm. Matthew 24:37-39.

    ....Excerpted from Prophecy Made Easy