Have you ever heard brethren say things that made you question whether you actually heard what you thought you heard? And so, you naively question them trying to get a better understanding only to learn you heard right. To say it is strange what some brethren will say would be an understatement. Perhaps, more brethren should read and study God’s Word before they speak. Review the following words:
- I only drink (alcohol) a little. When did a little wickedness become all right? (Pr. 20:1; 23:29-35; Gal. 5:19-21; 1 Pet. 5:8; Jas. 2:10).
- If I win the lotto (or other gambling activities) I am going to help the church. When did it become alright helping the church by sinning? (Pr. 15:27; 2 Thess. 3:10; 1 Tim. 6:6-11; Heb. 13:5).
- The church failed my kids. When did it become the church’s responsibility to raise your kids? (Gen. 18:25; Deut. 6:6-9; Pr. 22:6; Eph. 6:4; Heb. 12:9).
- You see the Bible this way, they see the Bible that way, and it is a stalemate. When did God’s truth become ambiguous? (John 8:32; Eph. 3:3-4; 5:17; 2 John 9).
- I can worship and praise God anyway I want. When did God ever allow man to determine and dictate how he is to be worshiped or praised? (Matt. 15:9; John 4:23-24; 17:17; Heb. 2:12; 13:15).
- I am not as faithful as I want to be, but God knows and understands my heart. When did God say He would understand the actions of the unfaithful? (Matt. 7:21; 2 Thess. 1:7-9).
- We are not married but I consider him/her my spouse. When did God change the definition of marriage to include fornication? (1 Cor. 6:9, 13,18; 7:2; Heb. 13:4). So I ask the question again, what did you say?