I'd rather follow Jesus and lift up His Words in the Bible than to trust in the teachings of men that lead to death.
Matthew 7:13-16 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Joseph Smith was the first prophet of Mormonism. Let us look at 5 things that he revealed to the world to see if they are on par with the Bible.
Galatians 1:6-9 (KJV)
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
1 Timothy 4:12,13 (KJV)
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, will You come now and open the eyes of the blind. Come into the hearts of everyone that is broken and ready to know the truth. I have planted the seeds of truth and wisdom, and ask that You now do the rest. Send the Holy Spirit and pierce the hearts of everyone that is living a lie. Help them know the false teachings they are under. Expose the wicked men of their church for who they really are. Lead them out of a broken faith that has no foundation. May these people come to the realization that all beliefs and doctrines must also compliment the Bible. I pray that hearts will be opened to read and that Godly knowledge will be gained. Cast aside all manmade teachings and usher in the truths of God. I am grateful to be led out of Mormonism. Thank You for showing me the light and opening my eyes to its deceits. You have set me free Lord God. I am so grateful to be led by You and not man. I love You more. Amen.
Do not be deceived into following any teaching from a seducing spirit. Trust in God and read the Bible, lest you be led astray.
Do not be deceived into following any teaching from a seducing spirit. Trust in God and read the Bible that you may not be led astray.
There is only wickedness in a person's heart when they seek their own pleasures over God. Who does your heart beat for?
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, I am so grateful to be brought out of this world. I was so filthy for way to many years. There was truly no hope for me. All my fears had gone wild for the life I was living. There was no true love that existed. My lusts brought me temporary joy but always pain and regret. Sorrow took over and brought sadness to my soul. To think that I thought I was lost forever, until I found You. Thank You for hearing my cries and taking me away from the evils in my life. I needed love that lasted and You brought it. Thank You for hearing my confessions and leading me on the right path. I am so grateful for Your mercy. My life had no meaning but now I am alive. You have breathed new life into my soul. My sins are washed away and I am a new man. If I have hope, it is because of You Jesus. You have replaced all my sorrow with gladness. I am filled with Your strength. Thank You Lord. I am blessed to know You and to follow You. I love You. Amen.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Among the people we live with everyday are those that lie for their own gain. Sometimes for a laugh and other times to manipulate another.
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, this faith has led me to be persecuted but I am not ashamed one bit. I have been called many names for Your cause, but with each blow, my faith is strengthened even more. I will not let such things bring me down. To be known as a Jesus freak or fanatic is a blessing. All this means, Lord, is that people can see Your light in my life. To be called a born again Christian is a blessing. I could never live this new life without Your love. My old life is done away with because You have lifted me out of my dark place. Your Spirit gives me the strength that I need to go on in life. I am honored, Lord, to lift up Your Name. No matter what befalls me, I will go forward in faith. You are my delight among all things. I will lift You higher, even when the storms are coming at me. I pray that these people, that do persecute, will have a change of heart. May they be convicted by the truth of God. Use me to witness to them. I trust in You Lord above all. I love You. Amen.
Romans 1:16,17 (KJV)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
2 Timothy 3:12-14 (KJV)
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2 Timothy 3:7,8 (KJV)
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ. For this reason, I will proclaim Him even through persecution. God gives me boldness.
Mormons are "ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith." 2 Timothy 3:7. An open heart can change this.
People will come at us and say different things because of our faith. Some even do so, in order to discourage us. But do not get upset by it, instead respond in a positive way.
There is nothing wrong with being called a Jesus fanatic. It just means that your love for the Lord is showing.
John 3:20,21 (KJV)
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Matthew 5:27,28 (KJV)
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, may more people come to understand the importance of sex in marriage. May they begin to respect you enough to keep sex within the bonds of husband and wife. Your commandment to not commit adultery is so important and I pray that people understand it as well. It has convicted me of my sins, while in adultery and looking at pornography. Your words have pricked my heart. Now I know the importance of honoring You and not giving into fleshly lusts. Only You, Lord, are able to tame them. I wrestled with my temptations for so long and could never not resist, until You came into my life. You gave me the strength I need to conquer my addictions. The chains were broken and I am set free, through Your blood. It was You that gave me new appetites that please You above all else. I am fulfilled in Your love. Thank You for showing me the way. Thank You for Your forgiveness and mercy. I would not be here now if it was not for Your grace. You are so compassionate to forgive me and lead me on the right path. I am so grateful Lord. I love You. Amen.
If you are committing sexual sin, or have so, without repentance, then you are also an enemy to God.
To all men and women, understand that if you have an addiction to pornography, it will not get any better in marriage.
I challenge each of you that believe in Christ to live out your faith. Repent of your sins and do as the Holy Spirit leads.
Have you ever wondered how to do God's will? It is simple. Humble yourself and read the Bible daily. Do as God's Word teaches.
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, I pray that the eyes of the blind will see. May people decide today to give their lives to You, this day. May they no longer put off their day of repentance. As they open their hearts to You, come inside of them and give them new life. Help them live apart from the world and do as You teach. Conform their life to Your ways, so that when judgement does come, they will be ready to receive You. I pray that there will be no more fear, come that day, but a joyful reunion. I know Lord, that You are my Savior. My life is Yours. There is nothing I'd rather be, then to be in Your presence, for all eternity. This world is not worth living for. Sin and shame is not worth it. Thank You for renewing my body, that I might live in the Spirit and no longer in the flesh. I am grateful to be led by my King. May my life always give You praise, by the way I live my life for You. You are my light. I will follow You till the end. I love You. Amen.
Don't expect to go to heaven one day if you are living a life of sin. Believing is not enough. You must do what the Lord says.