29 July 2012

Show Your Church The Money!

I am convinced that the modern-day church is completely out of touch with God and simply following old religious traditions. So much of what they do is still operating under the Law of Moses and the Old Testament system that Jesus, already, completed (Jer 31:31-34).

As time goes on, I will slowly show you how bad it's gotten and how blind we've been for centuries. Although most Christian leaders have the best intentions, they don't have a clue who God is or how he operates. I don't care how gentle or loving they appear, good intentions mean nothing. God is building up real leaders who have real faith in their Father.

Now, let me ask you a question. What's the most uncomfortable moment in any church service? That's right! The tithes and offerings has to be the least experience to look forward to. I've grown up in church all my life and I've always felt uncomfortable about monetary sacrifices. However, I was instructed to suppress these "evil" feelings because a true Christian is always a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9). Yet, no matter how hard I tried to ignore my instincts, these uncomfortable feelings would eventually creep back in (Rom 2:14-15).

Honestly, there's just something extremely wrong about passing a collection around and expecting something in return. It doesn't matter if you pass a bucket or expect your congregation to walk to the front/back of the building to drop off their money, it still doesn't sit well with me.

22 July 2012

Oh Yes, Jesus Did Sin

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21).
Scumbag Jesus.
The more I spend time with Jesus, the better I get to know his heart. He's shown me that he did, in fact, break the Law. He didn't do it through murder or any other serious offense. He did it in subtle ways. In ways that so many Christians overlook, choose to ignore, or are afraid to talk about. He did what he had to do through righteous judgment to set his people free (Luke 4:14-21).

Does what I'm about to tell you discount the Bible or Jesus? Of course not! In fact, it does quite the opposite. It validates him even more and helps you understand God's only Son. More than anything, I want you to understand who you are in Christ (Col 1:11-14). I want you to realize the freedom he purchased for you and me.

So what makes me dare to say that Jesus sinned? Here are some examples:

17 July 2012

I AM (Video)

A few months ago I realized something special about Moses and the burning bush - from Moses' perspective. So much of what we've been taught is wrong. Unlearn everything! http://www.youtube.com/user/dathanellisd

10 July 2012

What Does The Lamb's Book Of Life Look Like?

One night, I was laying in bed thinking about heavenly things (literally). Just before I was about to fall asleep, God put something on my heart that blindsided me. He reminded me of the Lamb's Book of Life and all the other books he uses to record everything we say and do (Rev 21:22-27). I said to myself "Oookay...where is this going, bro?"
God has a library.

You see, I've always wondered why God needed books. Or, why he felt the need to record everything I did or said (Rev 20:11-15). I hated this fact, honestly. I don't want anyone reading everything I've done. I also thought it was strange for God (who knows everything) to keep such a library of detail on me. Actually, I find it quite judgmental and uncomfortable. Why would my Father want to record this stuff? Does he just like big libraries? He must like to read, right? But, can't he just remember what I did, keep it to himself, and judge me according to what he knows (Ecc 12:13-14)? Why does everyone else in Heaven get to read what I've done? I've always wondered these things and it never sat well with me. I, especially, didn't like the fact that he kept records of all my wrong-doings.

Finally, he revealed it to me. Everything became so clear and it was right under my nose the whole time. I couldn't go to sleep. I was so excited!

06 July 2012

What Is A Good Witness? (Video)

What does it mean to be a good Christian witness? A good witness is not what you think it is. So much of what we've been taught is wrong. Unlearn everything!