After reading this; read Petra202’s comment below. I am also in a very similar position with a family member who has supposed to have ‘walked with God’ for the last three decades. However, this person, one, who we are told in the Scriptures to honour so that we may live long on the earth, has given me heartache after heartache.
The Scripture from Matthew 10 is currently highly valued, here in this household. I needed it.
by Mike Ratliff
23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘ There He is, ’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. (Matthew 24:23-24 NASB)
I have been a Christian since January 1986. I had just turned 34 in October so I was an adult with a wife and children when God had mercy on this sinner. However, I grew up in a “Christian” home going to church every Sunday until I grew up and went my own way. I know that Christians are commanded to be forgiving, kind, and gentle with others. However, we are also commanded to stand firm and withstand false teachers and their doctrines. When I began writing and blogging as an extension of my teaching ministry, I soon…
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