TRUTH IS EXCLUSIVE. This one simple statement should consume our thoughts as we consider the implications of modern Christianity. There cannot be multiple truths. And yet, there are most certainly multiple religious denominations all preaching and teaching in the name of Jesus Christ.
The bible declares many false prophets will rise on the scene deceiving people throughout the world (2 Timothy 4:3-4; Acts 20:28-30; 2 Peter 3:14-18; Matthew 7:15-20; 24:24; 1 John 4:1; Titus 1:9-16; Mark 13:5-6; Luke 21:8). It is sobering to discover the various Christian religions are not exempt from these prophecies. Christians are being deceived, and the questions presented in this book are begging to be asked.
How are we to understand the truths in Christ’s teachings in a day and age where a multitude of Christian organizations are creating and re-creating their own denominational doctrines specific to their own personal beliefs? How are we to know which denomination, if any, is revealing the whole truth to the glory of God?
The answer dear friends is quite simple… read the bible for yourself.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
But how can we divide the word of truth? What is the course of action we need to take to ensure we are not being deceived? Again, the answer is simple. Study the bible for yourself. If we adhere only to one modern church doctrine or the other, while neglecting to research the ancient scriptures personally, we will be providing a tremendous disservice to ourselves and to others.
Brothers and sisters, are you studying to “shew thyself approved”?
Test the modern church against the testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ. Test church doctrine against the validity of the ancient texts. Can we honestly say we are practicing our faith in the same way Jesus Christ instructed his disciples to practice their faith?
We should know our denominations doctrine thoroughly. If our modern teachers adhere to church doctrine more aptly than the testimony of Jesus Christ, we would be wise to fear God and get ourselves and our families out of these counterfeit Christian churches.
In this book, there exists a not-so-subtle reoccurring theme encompassing three essential underlining objectives. The first objective is to shed light on the most popular doctrines of modern theology. We need to know precisely what we are being taught. We then need to weigh popular theology against the account of what is actually written in the Holy Bible about these specific teachings.
The second crucial objective is to bring the reader to the realization that over the course of several hundred years when the 66 books of the bible were originally written, the English language did not yet exist. Reading the Holy Bible in English (or any other language) without referring back to the original texts is nothing more than surface reading which has led to the abundance of denominational deception we see today.
Lastly, and certainly not least, is the understanding that you as a believer, and especially to the skeptic, need to study the bible for yourself. The believer should not let a third party study the bible on their behalf and the skeptic should take most speeches given by modern teachers with a grain of salt. On many occasions, Christ warned us not to be deceived by false prophets. Both believers and non-believers alike need to heed this warning.
In the modern world we have the wonderful gift of scripture availability like never before, but our time will soon run out. Open the bible; study its history, its origins, and the context of the passages contained within its inspired pages.
The quest for truth can only be found in the testimony of Jesus Christ and in a proper contextual reading of the ancient texts. We should never for any reason cast aside this fact to permit the insistence that modern church doctrine can supersede the divinely inspired writings.
This belief is the foundation of The Christian Doctrine Paradox website/book.