This was the response of the Reverend of the new Church we are at, when I told him what I have heard preached from the ‘stage’ of a Baptist Church.
He also confirmed Baptist ministers rarely know the Bible, often have only done minimum theology study in Baptist training college. He described most Baptists as heretics. And often act in cult-like ways.
He also stated they don’t teach the Bible, because they don’t want to be questioned or challenged, they just want sheep, following, mindlessly. And that sure is my witness of my experience. Sad.
The Reverend also stated that it was a work of God in me to know when I was hearing things that were wrong, especially as I fully admit I do not know the Bible to any depth yet, although now I am learning it. And I will be learning it until the day I die.
When I stated I have come to realise many Church ministers and followers, engage in what I describe as ‘selective Bible verse abuse’, he stated that was absolutely correct and very well observed.
Any person who believes they are Baptised at 16, or 18, and then have their ‘ticket to heaven’, regardless of their future sins, is much deceived.
Baptism, is not your ‘get out of hell card.’
And I knew this and interestingly haven’t been baptised yet, and I see now this was because the Baptist Church have twisted baptism in something it is not. I’m glad I did not succumb to baptism at a Church who have this so wrong, and I didn’t get baptised by a spiritual abuser.
Thank you God, your protection, love and grace – again!
It was interesting how he also agreed with me that many of these ministers are narcissists, who love these false teachings ‘I can sin, but it’s okay, I’m saved’. Perfect for narcs.
It’s so interesting that you can have someone who does believe they know the Bible, can parrot Bible verses, even write sermons weekly, and get it so absolutely wrong.
Core fundamental Christian beliefs, so very wrongly interpreted.
And then, you can have a sinner like me, doesn’t know the Bible well, wasn’t brought up in Church, didn’t learn the Bible as it wasn’t taught in the last Church (they taught lifestyle sermons), and yet the power of God enabled me to know many of the things I have heard were wrong, with no Biblical understanding of why, but strongly convicted to know what I was hearing was not correct.
It will be interesting where God will lead me, when I do also have the theology knowledge to go with this.
And wherever God leads me, is where I will go.
Willingly, obediently, with passion and a love for whatever I am doing for God.