One of my friends, who was a pastor in the lower 48, suddenly died on Saturday.
I have serious doubts that he made it to heaven, according to what the Bible really says: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God?
He cut me off from his life a couple of years ago after I told him that teaching old covenant tithing in the new covenant was unbiblical. He was obviously relying too much on financing his ministry through this false teaching that de-emphasizes people from being led by the Holy Spirit.
The love of money, the root of all evil (a demon) is keeping many pastors from teaching the truth — and from going to heaven.
“Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment.”
Mark 9 and 10:
42 Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire, 44 ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’ 45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the fire that will never be quenched– 46 ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’ 47 If your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out. It is better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of fire, 48 ‘where their worm doesn’t die, and the fire is not quenched.’
49 For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” …
13 They were bringing to him little children, that he should touch them, but the disciples rebuked those who were bringing them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them, “Allow the little children to come to me! Don’t forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Most certainly I tell you, whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, he will in no way enter into it.” 16 He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
Teaching tithing keeps the little (and the big) children from coming to Jesus. And tithing is usually taught in conjunction with the once-saved-always-saved salvation doctrine which also encourages truly born-again believers from making sure they are abiding in Christ.
This is serious. Look at the consequences!
We must be love-of-money/root-of-all-evil/demon free!
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