16 Answers to why so many traditions of men existswithin the organized religious system commonly knownas the Christian Church.
1. Your Pastor, God anointed or self appointed (Jeremiah 14:14-15 & 23:21)
2. How to recognize False Prophets (Matthew 7:21-23)
3. How to recognize a true Pastor from a Hireling (John 10:12-13)
4. The body of Christ or a business for profi t (1 Peter 5:2-3)
5. How to recognize the sensual gospel � that which pertains to the senses
6. How to recognize those who transform themselves into messengers of Christ(2 Cor. 11:30-15)
7. Why are things so predictable in Church meetings
8. How to recognize Hirelings who use God, His word and gifts to be rich andfamous (1 Peter 4:17)
9. True Church or a repeating liturgical melody of sameness; the one reason Jesus andthe Apostles were persecuted and killed; their opposition to �traditions of men.�(Mark 7:6-13)
10. Why don�t we have Church the way Paul and Jesus COMMANDED us to haveChurch? (1 Cor. 14:26-40)
11. Why doesn�t Jesus do in many ministries what He did in his ministry?
12. Did Jesus CONDEMN appellations of honor, (titles, such as Pastor, Reverend, etc.,)before names in His Church (Matthew 23:1-8) They had the offi ce, but were notcalled by it.
13. Did Jesus Christ start a denomination? (Matt. 20:25-28)
14. Does Jesus hate clergy-laity division? (Nicolaitans) in His church (Rev 2:6, Rev.2:15, 1 Cor. 12:25) Preaching or Performing
15. Why the Church is fi lled with grace perverters, money lovers, truth opposers,while pretending to be harmless, true and sincere
16. Why are many self righteous, spiritually blind, worldly secure while trusting insuccess and themselves; pretending to win souls, but really preaching for gain,healing for fame, building towers of Babel which are nothing more than monumentsto their own egos (1 Timothy 6:3-5)GOD�S GLORY AND THE EXHORTATION
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