SCRIPTURE LESSON OF THE WEEK
11 April 2016
The last couple of the more recent Scripture Lessons have dealt with the Hypocrites and the Pharisees that are found in many church of today. This week’s Scripture Lesson will be a continuation of this study.
Many of those who fall into the category of being a hypocrite or Pharisee have the erroneous notion of idea that anything that comes into someone’s life, either good or bad, is of their own doing and that their actions or words caused whatever it is to happen. This is completely contrary to Biblical teaching, and is something that is being used to control someone’s life and make the decisions for them. Using this same false teaching how does it explain any of the following examples:
There are so many more examples that can be given, but these few will be fine. All of the above examples clearly demonstrate the fallacy of this teaching. Many times things happen in a person’s life that the person bears no responsibility for or control over. Those who claim otherwise have serious spiritual issues in their lives that need to be dealt with immediately.
- The man who has always gone to Church and pays his tithing faithfully and is always there when he is needed. Is driving down the road one day and stops. Then gets out of his car to help out a motorist on the side of the road with a broken down car, only to find himself getting knifed and/or mugged and robbed. What did he do to deserve that? According to the above false teaching he did nothing that would cause this. Except maybe because he did his duty as a Christian to help someone out who was in need.
- The single mother of twins who was rapped and he decided to keep them and not murder them when she found out she was pregnant. Ho is holding down two or three jobs just to make ends meet and set a good example for her children is told that one of her jobs is closing and she will no longer be needed , and as a result will cause her to not have enough money to pay for the rent that month. According to the above false theology, what did he do to bring this upon herself?
- The minister who goes to bed feeling fine one night and wakes up the next morning to find he is experiencing a really bad migraine headache and later discovers his computer in not working right because of major problems with the modem and as a result of such cannot connect to the Internet and for four pulse days and he cannot do any of the Scriptural writing he does on his web pages not any other of his Church related work (including the posting of this Scripture Lesson – this just provided me with another example for me to list here). According to the teachings of the Hypocrites and Pharisees, how did this come about?
Any individual(s) or organization or church that puts forth this nonsense teaching is doing so because they have their own agenda in mind. That of telling you what you did wrong and how to correct it (according to them) and how to correct your thinking and start thinking correctly. In other words, they want to tell you how to run your life and control how you think and react to things. In essence they want to make you into their robot where they control all aspects of your life and make all of the decision for you. Yes I know a typical CULT tactic! And so many people are made to feel guilty if they resist it and don’t want to go along with it. Even More CULT tactics. Those who are in error just love to use them. It is your life and you have the right to run it and make the decisions for yourself. God has given you a brain and it is your right to use it and not let anyone else control it for you.
When Christ died on the cross this is one of the things he died for, to bring us out of this type of control and subjugation, so we may run our own lives. When something happens to us that is beyond our control is it is not necessarily because of something we may or may not have done for God is in total control and allows things to come our way as a learning experience and as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Christ Himself tells us:
- And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
- For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
- These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
PREVIOUS SCRIPTURE LESSONS:
Scripture Lesson of the Week - 2016
Scripture Lesson of the Week - 2015
Scripture Lesson of the Week - 2014
Scripture Lesson of the Week - 2013
Scripture Lesson of the Week - 2012
Scripture Lesson of the Week - 2011