1. THAT YOU’RE A NO-GOOD, WORTHLESS SINNER
You may be a sinner, but you’re not worthless.
You’re so valuable that God sent His Son to die in your place and pay the penalty for all your sins. God thinks you are worth the death and Blood of Jesus.
If you want to be cleansed of all sins [no matter how heinous they may be] and start a new life with a clean slate, all you have to do is receive that cleansing and forgiveness Jesus Christ purchased for you. It’s already bought and paid for! There’s nothing you can do to earn it. It’s a free gift!
2. THAT YOU HAVE TO GO TO A BUILDING IN ORDER TO “MEET GOD”.
You don’t have to go anywhere to meet God. God is everywhere.Wherever you are, you can cry out to God, talk to God.
You don’t need to go to a church, or Christian gathering to “meet God”. [you can go, if you want to].
3. THAT YOUR SPIRIT AND SOUL ARE ONE AND THE SAME
Your spirit and soul are two different things. The Bible says they are, and calls them by different names. Also, they have different functions [Genesis 2:7, 1st Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12].
4. THAT YOU SHOULD DISTRUST AND SEPARATE FROM CHRISTIANS OF OTHER DENOMINATIONS
A Christian, simply put, is someone in whom God’s Holy Spirit lives. All who have made Jesus Lord of their lives, have God’s Holy Spirit living in them, regardless of what church they attend, what style of worship they engage in, or what “Christian label” they use.
In fact, they are your spiritual brothers and sisters. You should love them, pray for them, seek fellowship with them, and specially unity of spirit with other believers.
5. THAT YOU NEED TO TITHE
Jewish people were the only ones ever required, under the Old Testament law, to bring [not pay] tithes to the STOREHOUSE (GRANARY) of the tabernacle or temple (Nehemiah 13:5; Malachi 3:10). That MAN-INVENTED building you erroneously call “church” HAS NEVER BEEN, AND NEVER WILL BE “God’s granary” or God’s “STOREHOUSE” TO STORE GRAIN FOR TEMPLE OFFERINGS.
6. THAT YOU HAVE TO “GIVE” IN ORDER TO “GET”
Christian audiences are constantly bombarded with this UNGODLY LIE, which lacks any biblical basis.
Nowhere in the entire Bible does it say that giving money to a minister [apostle, prophet, pastor, evangelist, teacher, or whatever else they call themselves] is the equivalent of “giving to God”.
GOD HAS NEVER, REPEAT, NEVER AUTHORIZED ANYONE TO RECEIVE MONEY ON HIS BEHALF.
7. THAT CHRISTIANS CAN COME UNDER A CURSE
This teaching is sheer ignorance, and sheer blasphemy. Christians can’t come under any sort of curse, be it for not tithing, or for anything else.
The Bible clearly teaches that “Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law”, that the blessing [not the curse] of Abraham may come to the gentiles” [Galatians 3:13,14].
Would you exact A 10% TAX FROM YOUR OWN CHILDREN? Would you, being A SINNER, CURSE your own children if they FAILED TO PAY such draconian tax? Not unless you were a sorry excuse for a parent, a deranged lunatic, OR BOTH.
Yet God is regularly AND FALSELY ACCUSED of CURSING HIS OWN CHILDREN if they fail to give A LYING RELIGIOUS NITWIT 10% of their incomes.
8. THAT CHRISTIANS NEED TO ENGAGE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE”
What war do you want to fight? Jesus already fought for us and won! That’s the Good News! It is finished! Satan’s been defeated. You don’t need to fight Satan, demons, or anyone else.
All you need to do is STAND FIRM AGAINST THEM, CONFIDENT IN THE VICTORY JESUS ALREADY WON AT CALVARY [EPHESIANS 6:10-17].
9. THAT SATURDAY IS THE “DAY OF WORSHIP”
This will shock many of you but the Bible DOES NOT designate ANY particular day as “the day of worship”.
Man-invented religion HAS designated certain days, but God HASN’T.
Contrary to what many of you have been taught, the 4th Commandment DOES NOT designate Saturday as the day of worship.
The 4th Commandment was given to natural Israelites, NOT TO THE CHURCH. It says that natural Israelites are to STAY HOME on Saturday and REST. They were to ABSTAIN FROM ALL MANNER OF WORK. Nowhere does it say they must congregate on that day.
10. THAT SUNDAY IS THE “DAY OF WORSHIP”
While there’s NO DOUBT that it was early Sunday morning that the women and the disciples discovered Jesus’ empty tomb after His Resurrection (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke 24:1; John 20:1).
While there’s NO DOUBT that Jesus appeared to the disciples as they were gathered in the Upper Room ON SUNDAY (John 20:19).
And while there’s NO DOUBT that Christians gathered to hear the apostle Paul preach and partake of Holy Communion on a Sunday (Acts 20:7), NOWHERE in Scripture are we COMMANDED to congregate on Sunday.
That, like the myth of congregating on Saturday, was INVENTED by mortal men FULL OF RELIGION, not full of Jesus.
It’s never wrong to congregate in Jesus’ Name to worship Him IN SPIRIT and in Truth (NOT IN RELIGION or CARNAL denominational bias).
He should be worshipped Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday AND Saturday.
If you like to congregate on Saturday, more power to you.
If you want to congregate on Sunday, wonderful. It’s also perfectly fine to congregate ANY OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK.