About the Church I Am Attending....

I have been praying to our Heavenly Father to show me if the church I am attending is true, and to guide me.

The answer I received was 'No', it is not the true church.

I have been asking myself if this answer is His answer, or if it is of my own understanding.  (The first impression I received from people of the church and the teaching is a poor one - worse than any other church I have attended.)  The first impression and how they make you feel also a good call.  PTL - I am blessed that I can tell when a person is lying, acting, or being deceitful.

If there is no love - it is a false church.

If there are works without love - it is a false church. (Empty)

If they do not glorify God - then it is a false church.

(Is the great abominable church presently existing?)

If further in doubt, check the dictionary for definitions on 'false prophets' and 'cults'.  (There are listings as well.)

There are other reasons that I question it - and I have researched...

I am still praying that God might answer me - it this my own understanding?  I pray for our Heavenly Father to lead me.  I am but His servant, and all the glory goes to Him.

Yohanna Yohanna
36-40, F
5 Responses Mar 4, 2009

Jesus taught that the definitive way to identify the true worshipers of God was to examine their fruitage - their actions (Matthew 7:15-17)<br />
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Consider the practices and teachings of first-century Christians:<br />
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1. They looked to God’s Word as their guide.—2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21.<br />
2. They taught that Jesus was God’s Son, distinct from God himself and subordinate to Him.—1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Peter 1:3.<br />
3. They taught that the dead will return to life by means of a future resurrection.—Acts 24:15.<br />
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4. They were known overall for the love that prevailed among themselves.—John 13:34, 35.<br />
5. They did not worship merely as individuals but were organized into congregations and were united under overseers and a central body of elders that looked to Jesus as Head.—Acts 14:21-23; 15:1-31; Ephesians 1:22; 1 Timothy 3:1-13.<br />
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6. They were zealous preachers of God’s Kingdom as mankind’s only hope.—Matthew 24:14; 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8.<br />
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Yohanna,<br />
Just read holy haven book Quran, no matter in what faith you are, you shall meet the truth,<br />
May Lord guide you to the right blessed path. best of luck.<br />
I feel you are areal searcher and God guides those who are sincere in there attempts

Folks, have you considered that 'church' as we've been led to believe about, has long ceased to exist?<br />
My wife and I were talking about the things of God- how I no longer put any stock in it, whereas she does, but seems to be faltering- and while we haven't been to more than 6 or so churches in the last 10 years, I've come to understand one thing:<br />
CHURCH HOPPING NEVER LETS YOU SETTLE. IT'S A DISTRACTION.<br />
Someone once told me "If you look for the flies in the ointment, you'll find them" meaning, if you pay attention to what's wrong, you'll most certainly find something to leave over.<br />
The question was posed to me, and I have to agree w/ the rhetoric:<br />
"If you leave because something's wrong, instead of approaching th elders of the church, then who's more wrong? You, for leaving in silence, or they, for continuing to teach in (unknowingly) error?"<br />
Think about it.

I've been questioning the things I've been lead to believe as well, you're definitely not alone in your desperation for truth.

Thank you, bb. *hugs*<br />
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It is sad that there are beliefs out there that there is (a) Multi-Level Marketing (scheme) to get into 'heaven'.<br />
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God does not work like that.<br />
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Tithing should go to help those in need - not to make an upper in the church richer.