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Cults & False Religion
AMOS 8:11-12 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.
MATTHEW 24:3-5 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
How do we measure religion? Liquid: gallons or litres. Weight: lbs or kilos. Length: kilometres or miles. Area: acres or hectares. RELIGION???
Canon of Scripture Greek word kanon. Primary meaning: reed or rod Secondary meaning: A)measuring rod or standard. B) list or index
Are they something new? Old Testament New Testament Early Church Reformation Times 2014
True Religion/Faith That which is agreeable to the Word of God concerning: Who God is. Who Jesus is. God’s love for people. God’s desire to save people.
FounderJesus Christ, “It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man;..the Head and Saviour of His Church...” (WCF) WritingsThe Holy Bible GodOne God in three persons. God is a spirit, Whose being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth are infinite, eternal and unchangeable. (cat 4)
JesusI believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. (Apostles Creed)
Holy Spirit“In the unity of the Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, power and eternity; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit...” Salvation A work of grace, received by faith and not earned by works. Repent of your sin, trust that Jesus forgives your sin through His death and bodily resurrection.
DeathAt death Believers go to be with God. All people await the Final Judgement. Un- Saved will suffer eternal torment and separation from God in Hell. Jesus will return again to earth.
Solution: God’s Word Jesus, the only way to the Father John 14:1-6 Jesus “THE” way- the ONLY way Ephesians 4:4-6 one, not many
Solution: God’s Word 2 Tim. 3:13-17 evil men, imposters 2 Tim. 4:2-4 preach the word