Religion vs SoundDoctrine

Religion tells you to accept Christ.
Sound doctrine says you are accepted in Christ. (Ephesians 1:6)

Religion tells you to seek God’s will.
Sound doctrine says God has already revealed His will to you. (Ephesians 1:9-10).

Religion tells you to invite Jesus into your heart.
Sound doctrine says that Christ may live in your heart by faith, but He doesn not get there by invitation, only by your belief of the gospel. (Ephesians 3:14-17).

Religion tells you, you can only get forgiveness each time you confess your sins.
Sound doctrine says God has already forgiven your sins. (Ephesians 1:7).

Religion tells you God won’t forgive you if you hold a grudge.
Sound doctrine says you are able to forgive others if you choose, and should, because God has already forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32).

Religion tells you Jesus is your shepherd and that you are his sheep.
Sound doctrine says He is your Saviour and you are his Saint. (2 Timolthy 1:10).

Religion tells you to join their church or denomination and become a member, which is normally done by water baptism. And if you don’t attend they say you are “backslidden”, otherwise known as “losing your salvation”.
Sound doctrine says you don’t go to church, you are the church, you are the Body of Christ, members of His body. (1 Corinthians 12:27).

Religion tells you to keep the 10 commandments.
Sound doctrine says you cannot keep the commandment 100%. (James 2:10). We are not under the law, we are dead to the law. (Romans 6:14, Romans 10:4, Romans 7:4, Romans 7:6).

Religion tells you to make Jesus Lord.
Sound doctrine says God already made Jesus Lord. (Acts 2:36).

Religion tells you to carry your cross.
Sound doctrine says you need only carry your sword and shield. (Ephesians 6:11-18). We don’t have a cross.

Religion tells you to follow Jesus.
Sound doctrine says that Jesus told us to follow the Apostle Paul. (1 Corinthians 4:16).

Religions tells you “WWJD”?
Sound doctrine says we are not concerned about what Jesus would do, but rather what He did for us on the Cross. (2 Corinthians 5:16)

Religion tells you that Jesus is your example and that you should follow in His footsteps.
Sound doctrine says the Apostle Paul is our pattern. (1 Timothy 1:16).

Religions tells you to “Go ye” under the Great Commission.
Sound doctrine says the commission to you given by God is to be found in 2 Corinthians 5:18-19.

Religion tells you to be fishers of men.
Sound doctrine says you’re an Ambassador for Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:20).

Religion tells you are in the New Testament.
Sound doctrine says that the New Testament was for Israel. (Jeremiah 31:31).

Religion tells you to follow the four synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Sound doctrine says that these belong to the Old Testament and that the New Testament couldn’t have begun until after Jesus died. (Hebrews 9:15-18, Galatians 4:4).

Religion also tells you to follow the Epistles of Hebrews, James, Peter, Jude, John, which are actually the New Testament.
Sound doctrine says James, Peter, John were ministers of the circumcision (Israel). (Galatians 2:9). The Book of Hebrews was written for the Hebrews, and if you try to follow it, you will run into doctinal trouble. (Hebrews 10:26-27).

The Book of James was written to Israel. (James 1:1).
Peter also wrote to Israel in their diaspora. (1 Peter 1:1).

Religion tells you not to work on the Lord’s Day – Sunday.
Sound doctrine says the Lord’s Day is what Revelation is about. (Revelation 1:9-10).

Religion tells you that God changed the Sabbath to Sunday.
Sound doctrine says that certain days don’t make any difference in the here and now. (Colossians 2:16). The Sabbath, which means seven, was given to Israel to keep, not the Body of Christ.

Religion tells you to follow Jesus and be baptised by water.
Sound doctrine says we are given righteousness by faith, not by being baptised in water. (Romans 3:22).

Religion tells you that baptism is the first step in obedience in salvation.
Sound doctrine says that water baptism was for Israel. (Mark 1:4, Mark 16:16)).

Religion tells you that God speaks to you through circumstances.
Sound doctrine says God’s words are written in a Book which is known as the Bible and it’s complete. (Colossians 1:25-26).


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