From: David Foss
There are many denominations, cults and pagan religions in the world. Which ones are righteous? Which ones are unrighteous? Which ones are feeding its members with truth, rather than falsehood and tradition?
Since each denomination is feeding its members with either Godís truth or manís falsehood and tradition, it is of utmost importance that we become knowledgeable in Godís word - the Bible. Why is this such a vital concern? Because belief in the falsehood and tradition of man leads to a place where there is eternal weeping and gnashing of teeth, while belief in God and His truth leads to a place where there is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore. Man says there isnít such a horrible place as hell, God says there is such a literal place. Who is telling the truth - man or God?
Nearly everyone is a member of some religious organization, yet we have little or no concern as to whether we are getting Godís truth or manís falsehood and tradition. Again, this concern for Godís truth should be the greatest concern of our lives. As we stated, truth leads to the best of places - heaven, while falsehood and tradition leads to the worst of places - hell. Man says we are getting the truth. God would say the majority of us are not getting the truth. Who is right? Man or God?
The vast majority in churches today are blind to Godís truth. We need to open our eyes and search the Scriptures and then we will clearly see and know who is right - man or God. We can assuredly know the truth, what is right. All we have to do is read Godís word. There is no other assured way to know if we are getting truth or falsehood and tradition other than reading our Bible.
We must never assume that our church is right and everyone else - including God - is wrong. Why not? Let us remember that both places - best and worst - last forever. Let us never forget that where we spend eternity is at stake. So it will remain of utmost importance to ask this question: What are we being fed? Itís either truth or falsehood and tradition.
We need to know whoís right - now. It may be too late - later.
Ponder Mark 7:7,8,9,13