On my family property in Michigan we used to have an orchard of apples, pears, and cherries. Occasionally we had to prune back the branches to get more fruit. I’m sure the tree, if it could talk, would be groaning because pruning can be painful, not so much for the actual tree, but for you and me. Pruning is different then discipline. Spiritual discipline is to correct error while pruning is to bear fruit of a spiritual nature such as the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5. I should add that without the Fruit of the Spirit the gifts of the Spirit are meaningless. Where in these statistics do you find yourself? More importantly, are you willing for God to prune you? And what areas of your life need pruning the bear more fruit? We shall pick up there in part 2.
Oprah Winfrey calls herself a Christian but with New Age Movement overtones. For example, she believes there are many paths to God despite this text of scripture. I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through Jesus. By the way, that is taken from John 14:6. I am going to provide you with some comparison charts between New Age and Christianity.
How does Oprah do against biblical Christianity?
This research came from the Hughes Bible illiteracy Council.
Can you be a Christian without reading your Bible? How can you become the temple of God without first reading the blueprint? I’ve heard it said that 74% of Americans believe they are Christians even though less than 45% say they have read the Bible.
Vatican 2 has produced such wide spread changes in Catholicism that many left the faith. No more sermons in Latin. That seems good and proper. This was a good change but it went downhill from there. How did the general population of the church receive Vatican 2?Sounds like the Catholic Church I’ve been talking about for years. Watch those young people for if they depart the church will die.
Judges 20 & 21 tells of how Benjamin stood up for homosexual rights with the sons of Belial. God answered that by killing 26,000 Benjamites. When Benjamin stood up for homosexual rights God gave them their last rites. 2nd Corinthians 6:15 says, what Accord has Christ with Belial?
Messianic Jew Rabbi Jonathan Cahn was removed by Muslims from the Temple mount with about 400 people with him recently. Islam believes they are the only Temple that has ever existed there and they allow Christian symbolism there or prayers made in Jesus name. Twice, Cahn was asked to leave once verbally and the other by loudspeakers overpowering his words. He thought about involving Israeli authorities but chose against that approach by creating an international incident. Messianic Jews mingle Law & Grace together whereas Galatians 5:4 says, he who attempts to be justified by law he has fallen From Grace. That’s pretty clear to me as it should be to Messianic Jews.
This is a statistic that surprised me where Greece has almost twice as many Christians as the United States does. Greek Public Schools teach their children that the gods of Mount Olympus are real under penalty of fine or imprisonment if they don’t. Yet still the number of Christians in Greece nearly doubles what the US has. Incredible! The United States often refers to itself as a Christian Nation. The term Christian is stretched to its limitations in the United States. Many United States denominations now March in gay parades despite the warning of scripture to the contrary. Figure that one out? This graph tells us that the more intelligent a person is the least likely he believes in God. Also incredible! They say it’s the statistics that don’t lie even though people do. Even though many churches March in homosexual parades, gays believe they are discriminated against and they are. In the Bible they are known as an abomination but who believes the Bible anymore? Obviously not the churches who participate in gay parades. Muslims are next in line who believe they are discriminated against. This one has more reason to it because if they believe the Koran, their most holy book, they are told to kill Jews and Christians. Little wonder why they feel discriminated against. Some Muslims are trying to incorporate Shahira law in their communities in the United States such as Dearborn Michigan. I wonder how the State Police in Michigan feel about going into a community in Dearborn where Sharia law is practiced?
These statistics should prove why so many congregations follow false teachers. When we don’t study the Scriptures Daily we are prone to error. Lazy Christians follow leaders without checking out what they say against scripture. Little wonder why the blind leading the blind and both will fall into a ditch. Ezekiel 14:10 says, the punishment of the prophet Shall be the same as the punishment of the one who inquired.
I actually like having Kent come here as he is the best poster boy for Catholicism that I know. In the last month or so that he’s been around 18 Catholics have responded to me that they are leaving the Catholic faith for they see it what it is now. A corrupt machine operated by Satan. They prey on little boys, coerce seminarians to become homosexuals like themselves, they say they’re the only true church and boast of that whereas Pride is one of the greatest sins and one that Satan would endorse. They say Blessed Be to Mary which is the same greeting Satan adores. They ask Mary to protect them as sinners when it is the Holy Spirit who convicts us of our sins. I pray to Mary as a mediator says Kent when Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. Even in church Catholics bow to statues of Mary. They not only worship her they adore her. The Catholic church is so full of error that I hope Kent continues to write here because he has become the greatest recruiter ever to remove Catholics from their faith by his insipid responses to questions. And then there is that 1%. Where is all the other Catholic Witness for their faith? Kent is the only one that has questioned my reports on Catholicism. You know why? Because since 1956 Roman Catholic membership in the United States has fallen by 65%.