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Modern church exhibits the triple standard



HOW possible is it to preach the True Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ when our lifestyles are questionable and are of dubious character?

How can we convince unbelievers to obey Jehovah God through His begotten Son Jesus Christ when we don’t obey Him.

How can we teach unbelievers to walk upright when actually our ways are crooked, untrustworthy, crafty and full of deceit?

How can the gospel of GIVING in our church assemblies be preached day and night when in fact our pastors, deacons, elders, priests, bishops, so-called prophets and church founders themselves don’t even give anything to anybody?

Funny but unfortunate.

Our church leaders are the ones who are stingy, ungenerous, close-fisted and penny-pinching.

How can we tell sinners to stop sinning when so-called Christians of today are in fact ring leaders in committing such sinful acts?

What is it that distinguishes true believers from unbelievers when we actually sin daily just like them?

We are at the forefront of wickedness yet claim to be Jehovah God-fearing!

Even where we would want to preach the True Word of salvation to the world, definitely, it is virtually impossible to convince such heathen, unrepentant, non-believers and atheists from trusting in Jehovah God because we always lead fellow Christians in unconvincing lifestyles.

Psalms 1:1 confirms my teaching.

It reads, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.”

The New Living Translation states: “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.”

The English Standard Version reads: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.”

Many believers are too unscrupulous, unprincipled, untrustworthy and corruptible characters they scare away potential believers from repenting and following Jehovah’s commandments.

The unbelievers are not willing to repent largely because of the morally wrong and unChristian church leaders whose crooked ways, dishonesty and twisted lifestyles always put our faith in Jesus Christ to doubt.

Yet we all know, through the Holy Book hat our Lord, who is Jesus Christ was always practising moral correctness, uprightness and integrity.

His life was centred on righteousness, right-mindedness, goodness, fairness, incorruptibility, truthfulness, trustworthiness, reliability, faithfulness, fidelity and sincerity in His dealing with Jehovah God and the world.

We see again in Matthew 7:21 when Jesus teaches us: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

The same verse in the New Living Translation reads: “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”

In my personal journey with Jehovah God, I have come to a conclusion that many believers we see in churches chanting “Hallelujah”, “Amen” or speaking in tongues are in fact angels of darkness representing the devil and his demons.

With my experience in worshiping a true Living Jehovah God, I have witnessed believers with chameleon characteristics. They feign to be God-fearing during the day but when night sets in, they come out of their shell!

For the benefit of the uninitiated, a chameleon is a lizard that can change colours to match its surroundings. Metaphorically, it is a person who changes their personality depending on their surroundings, that is where know who they are.

Nowadays, religious leaders always change their colours the same way a chameleon does.

Fellow believers in Christ, let us stay alert in our worship so that we differentiate true worship and the hell-inspired crooked type of worship.

Matthew 7:16 confirms again: “By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles?

The New Living Translation states: “You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles?”

This is Jesus Christ Himself warning of such unscrupulous religious leaders like we always come across today.

Another disciple of Jesus, Peter, also warns us against such fake religious leaders when he says on 1 Peter 5:8: “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

The New Living Translation reads: “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”

Again, I’m really excited here because one of the greatest apostles of all time, Paul of Tarsus, urges us to be vigilant so that we know the true fruits of the Holy Spirit in people we always admire yet they are fake.

On Galatians 5:22, Paul says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”

The New Living Translation reads: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”

The English Standard Version states, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”

However, we still have hope in Jehovah God because he says in Malachi 4:1, He shall destroy all wicked people together with such false religious people.

“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the LORD Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.”

The New Living Translation states: “The LORD of Heaven’s Armies says, “The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed–roots, branches, and all.”

The English Standard Version states: “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”

Psalm 94:23 supports this: “He (God) will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.”

The New Living Translation states, “God will turn the sins of evil people back on them. He will destroy them for their sins. The LORD our God will destroy them.”

Those who believe in this True Gospel say amen! Feedback: savious.kwinika@cajnewsafrica.com, TWITTER: @SaviousKwinika