The Best Of My Knowledge...
Nobody simply awakes one
morning and decides to be a Christian.
There are those who are born
into a Christian home/family and are raised in
their respective belief, doctrine or
denomination. That's not the situation to which I
am referring. However, that doctrine into which
you are born may or may not be truly scriptural
and based in truth. As you grow in years and
understanding you should examine your
doctrine/denomination. Just because a cannibal is
born into that accepted lifestyle does not make
it right. Get the point?
An adult or mature thinking
individual who realizes that there is more to us
than this physical body and material world, will,
possibly look for a belief system that satisfies
their quest for truth and what is in-store for us
There are plenty of options.
They come in the form of the Occult, Mysticism,
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The options typically used
to find a church...
1. You may choose to go
church surfing. That is to say you begin
attending different denominations until you find
one that appeals to you. You probably don't know
much about the criteria that a doctrine must meet
to be classified as "scripturally
correct." Therefore, you simply base your
decision on how you are made to feel. This is
very dangerous! Cults and false doctrines may be
presented by very charismatic preachers. The
followers may be friendly and warm. They make you
feel like you belong. You
can't rely on the fact that the doctrine
presented may be highly regarded by prominent,
respectable people who are in attendance.
2. Perhaps a friend or
relative invites you into their fold. You trust
and love that person, therefore you trust their
judgment. Very dangerous! It's not wise to
(completely) trust your soul/spirit to any
person, friend or relative. The stakes are too
high. Many good, well-meaning people are victims
of false doctrine. Approach with caution as you
3. You watch the TV
Evangelists work their magic! They are very
charismatic and great salesmen! First class
actors! Their doctrine is based on a 'feel good'
presentation that can be very attractive as they
offer many returns
in the form of money, happiness and understanding
of the "word." You get the idea that
you belong to his/her fold. Based on what? Based
on the way you are made to feel?
Remember, at this point you may not have enough
(if any) knowledge about the truth pertaining to
the teachings of Jesus.
You Ask Yourself, "What
Should I Do?"
It is perfectly fine to do
all of the above. The point here is to be careful
as you learn the scriptures and test their
doctrine against the true word of God. Do not
believe, because they are popular, charismatic,
appealing and very good at making you feel good,
that it is truly of God!
To become a Christian is to
become "Christ-Like" or "Like
After careful examination,
you may determine that you are not strong enough
to be a Christian! (with God all things are
You must be willing to
suffer persecution, testing, problems brought on
by Satan. Unlike the "feel good"
doctrines that the leading, rich TV Preachers
tell you about... Truth is, you may be subjected
to some pretty tough problems to overcome in
order to prove your faith and worthiness to be
counted in the Kingdom.
Look at the way His
Disciples died! They suffered greatly! That's not
to say that you will but you may have to. As a
matter-of-fact, the end times will REALLY test
the Christians. The scriptures tell us that many
Christians will be beheaded! You don't hear that
kind of truth from the popular TV Preachers that
fly around in multi-million dollar jets and live
like kings off of the hard earned wages of those
who are misled.
Now don't shoot the
messenger if you don't like the message! I speak
truth and I base it on the scriptures, not some
man-made, feel-good doctrine that brings a lot of
unsuspecting weaklings into the fold. I'm talking
about being worthy enough to spend eternity with
the creator of the universe and His Son Jesus!
If you are ready for the
truth, carry on! Your eternal future may be at
stake! Here are the pages that will take you
through this topic...