Saturday, December 7, 2013

How can you be sure?

Is there a way to tell if you are part of the great falling away?

Well, let’s ask a few questions and you be the judge.

Do you believe that in the beginning GOD, a spiritual being, designed and created the heavens and the earth?

Do you believe that there was a literal ‘garden of eden’, that there was a literal Adam and Eve, and that GOD literally created them?

Do you believe the story of Noah and the ark is literal, true, and not some sort of metaphor?

Do you believe that the very beginning of wisdom is the fear of GOD?

Do you believe that Jonah was literally swallowed by a whale and lived to tell about it?

Do you believe that Jesus was literally born of the virgin Mary?

Do you believe Jesus was crucified, died, “that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.”?

Do you believe that there is no way to the Father except through Jesus? That Jesus IS the way, the truth, and the life, and that no one comes to the Father except through Him? That there is salvation in no other name under heaven?

Do you believe in the literal being ‘satan’?

Do you still believe that homosexuality is morally wrong?

Do you believe that in a Christian marriage, the man is still the designated head of the family and that the wife is to be in submission to her husband, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man?

Do you still believe that women are not to teach or have authority in the ‘church’?

This is a rudimentary list, but if you answer NO to any of these fundamental questions, then, indeed, you may well be part of, or ‘positioned’ to be part of the great falling away.  imo, if you undermine any clear teaching in scripture, you [potentially] undermine them all.  What do you think?