Monday, March 4, 2013
Beware Of Sharon Slaton Howell And Christian Science
Not everyone who says the name of Jesus is a true born again child of God. Christian Science is a false religion which is based upon the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy and not upon the scriptures of the Holy Bible. Many false religions carry the name "Christian".
There is only one way to be a true Christian and that is by understanding in your heart that you are a sinner who deserves to go to Hell for eternity, and to put your trust and faith all upon Jesus, the only begotten son of God, as your sin bearer. It means to put all your faith in what he did on the cross when he suffered and shed his blood for your sins and rose again the third day, and to have no faith in anything you do, such as religion, good life, baptism, church membership, etc. Salvation is a free gift given to those who accept it by putting their faith in Christ as savior, believing on his name, and trusting only in him alone and nothing else. As the song goes, "Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow."
1 Corinthians 15:3: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4: And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures;
No one is born a Christian or has "always believed." The bible says we become Christians.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Believing on Christ is a choice that we make, to either accept him or reject him. God loves everyone and wants everyone to believe on his Son. Believing on Jesus means to trust, rely on, depend on.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Acts 16:30-31: And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Reasons Christian Scientists are not saved or Christians:
1. They don't believe in sin.
Romans 5:12: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
2. They don't believe in Heaven or Hell, and also do not believe in death.
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Christian Science teaches: "Heaven is the self-made eternal bliss of realizing oneness with God. "Hell" is the self-made anguish of believing in pain and death. Heaven and hell are states of mind."
The lake of fire is not a state of mind; it is real place where unsaved people go, where there is real pain. God does not want us to go there; that is why He gave his Son to die on the cross and arise again the third day to pay our sin penalty for us.
3. They don't believe that Jesus is God in the flesh.
1 John 2:22: Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23: Whoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father; he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
1 John 4 :1: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2: Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God;
3: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
II John 7: For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8: Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9: Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10: If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
4. They don't believe Jesus died on the cross.
Mary Baker Eddy states, "Christ was not crucified...Jesus, being the man who possessed the Christ consciousness, was the one who went to the cross and who appeared to die. Thus, when the Bible appears to say that Jesus died on the cross and His body was laid in the tomb, it must be understood, according to the theology of Christian Science, that Jesus actually never died but was rather in the tomb, denying death's reality."
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
5. They don't believe in sickness or pain; it is just an illusion.
1 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Revelations 21:4: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
In Heaven is where pain will cease completely (for the saved), not on this earth.
In conclusion, Christian Science is a false religion.
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
1 John 10: If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
For more information see For Love Of Christ Jesus And Christian Science
To learn how to be saved see God's Simple Plan Of Salvation
Former Christian Scientists for Jesus Christ Christian Way
Poetry About Jesus And Salvation