By: Juan Reynoso, WTP Activist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Christianity came to America and it became a business.
Fellow Christians, do not let the Devil destroy your church and your faith in our Lord Jesus. We must pray to our Lord Jesus, to Jehovah (YHWH) our father and to the Holy Spirit to keep our pastors free of any temptations to sin against God (YHWH) as such transgression of divine law will set precedents of violations of our moral principles and demise our trust on the Church and Christianity. True Christians will not let the Devil gain control of their soul, we all know what is right and what is wrong, I think that the most damaging sin a leader can commit is to betray the trust of his people. The Devil uses these three things, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, to entice us to sin. The love for money, lust and power is a sin that will destroy any person and the love for God and obedience to his law will give us eternal life and the glory of God’s kingdom.
Our place it is not to judge, but to protect and counsel; pastors are not perfect, they are humans like us, we shall then prevent sin rather than need to cure it. In any case, it is sad that such experiences ever occur; the congregation must protect the church, because the church is an indispensable part of the believer's life. Not only does it provide a place to worship, serve and learn about God, but it is also a community where believers can practice love toward each other as the Bible requires; "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin" - 1 John 1:7.
Whatever you do, don't give up on the church. God requires you to be faithful to it and to be accountable to the congregation and to its spiritual leaders. See Hebrews 10:25; 13:17. If you have been hurt by church members or your pastor, don't run away – but equip yourself with the protection of God's Word. You may not be able to stop offensive things from happening, but by applying God's principles you can stop them from hurting you. "Great peace has they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them" - Psa 119:165 KJV.
Acts 5:42- And every day, in the temple and at home, they ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus as the Christ.
Acts 10:42- And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify that this is he who is ordained of God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.
1 Timothy 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
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