When the Lord opens our eyes to the false doctrine of which we are in, we can’t accept His Truth and keep our religion. Religion rites and man made traditions being taught as Biblical doctrine corrupts the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and makes It of no effect.
“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” 2 Tim. 2:24-26
The devil’s snare of religion is the worst kind of snare because it causes feeds our pride and self righteousness; puffing us up to where seeing, we see not, hearing we hear not and neither do we understand.
“12 For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matt. 13:12-13
The religious have lots of head knowledge but lack understanding. They have knowledge of religion and knowledge of Truth but do not understand the difference because they both ‘sound’ right. Akin to a diamond and a cubic zirconia, they know of both but don’t understand the difference in the two. Once they understand the difference, if they are seeking a diamond, they’re not going to accept anything but a diamond…a diamond without spot or wrinkle. They don’t want a cluster of diamonds with cubic zirconias mixed in among them. No, they want a diamond!
Forgive the analogy but the lack of renouncing our religious rites is causing others to embrace these religious rites in the name of ‘unity’ which is no unity at all. They are buying a diamond ring full of fakes!
“And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the Living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My People.” 2 Cor. 6:16
The modern church is full of religious unbelievers. If the Lord has opened your eyes to error, REPENT don’t deny. Whosoever has ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches, to him shall be given and he shall have more abundance…but to him who has not because they have rejected Truth, from him shall be taken away that which he has.
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and HIS Righteousness. Come out from among the religious rites being taught as Biblical doctrine and be ye separate. There is life and life more abundantly in Christ Jesus but it is conditional…conditional on the Cross of Christ being solely and exclusively the object of our faith to receive all things from God.
Jesus Christ and Him crucified; be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren