I can't believe that a church worker would comment on my son's name like this "It's a girls name...why name him like that?" What!?! It was a total shock for me!!! She don't know one of the most famous Biblical Prophet? This lady was not familiar with Elijah -- One of the only two human that does not experience death and have the same honor like Moses to be with Jesus during her transfiguration...
It's hard to believe someone calling herself Christian, more so a church worker, ignorant of The Scriptures. I was talking here of an active member in their church. That's what they get in praying blah blah blah...they can even pray in Latin but they don't really put in hearts what they are saying. Hail Mary full of grace blah blah blah...they even calloused their knees as they parade at the center aisle going to the altar.
Suddenly, I got the chill...when I realized afterwards...how about the ordinary church-goer in their congregation? Does it mean they are just Blind Followers?This is exactly what Jesus described "Blind leading another blind..." (Luke 6:39)
They don't have the chance to stand against Satan. Satan can quote scriptures better than these leaders for sure.
GOD HATES IGNORANCE!!!!
Aside from God's offer of salvation, one of Jesus Christ main concerns is to educate mankind about God.
I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.-- John 3:11
That is simple. You can not speak something you don't know. You can not talk about God if you are not aware of the Word. Jesus is the word made flesh and dwell among us. In fact Jesus' famous tagline: "I am the way, the truth, and the life..." is the very essence of our faith.
You can not reach the father without the way...and who is the way?
And who is Jesus? The Word!
God want to reveal himself. THE TRUTH! He want to tell us the truth. God does not support "mysteries"!!! If your church mention so many mysteries better leave that church.
If God does not want to reveal Himself, then He would have not inspired the writing of the Bible.
If your church leader told you not to read the Bible then leave that church very quick. Did they warn you that you can not understand it or fathom the depth of its message...that you must trust their interpretation because they are chosen by God...they attend Bible Schools, they spend many years in seminary, they have their collar...only them can interpret for you?
Here's what you do. Put this word in their faces...
1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.How to Test???
God want the full, complete, and uncensored version of the Truth. There is NO commandment against reading the Word of God. In fact, everyone is encourage to meditate on it day and night.
Come to me all of you who are tired and weary and I will give you rest!!! Rest where? In the Church?!!!! They don't even allow you to sleep during sermon. You rest in God's word!!!
No one is allowed to rest in the church. That is why going to church is called Service!!!
Go and read the Word! You will not be accused of Heresy. That's what the false religion brand to people who study the Bible. Heretics. They have killed people for simply reading the Bible. If you don't believe me, check the history of churches.
They want you to be ignorant of their evil work.
God was pleased to see men and women inquiring, double-checking, and even scrutinizing the Bible. After all, He is God, would He worry that you discover something not right written inside? Only those hiding something will prevent you from reading the Bible.
Don't Trust your Eternal Destiny on People. Religion, Group, Government or close friend, and family can not save you. In the end your church affiliation does not matter!!!
I suggest that you wear the full Armor of God...
Eph 6:10-17 (NIV) ...Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.