Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Question from Asia on > Getting Hurt At Church

I had a very bad experience with a church that I used to attend to. To make a long story short, instead of getting healed I was accosted and angrily shouted at to point of confusion. I never talked back and sought forgiveness, but in my memory, they refused to. I have been seeking the Lord ever since. I was told by a friend that the Pastor used my name as an example of a "dangerous man", to be "beware of him", in the sermon. Is this biblical? Are pastors allowed to do that?
Profile: Male 31-45 Asia

Getting healed?  Were you there only for a physical healing and not to give glory to God or be saved?
Was the pastor mad because you were not getting healed?

My advice is simple read the New Testament.
Know you are saved.
Know what being saved means.
It means you are pardoned for sin, have peace with God and citizenship in heaven.
Why are you saved? Because of the perfect life of Jesus Christ who was fully God and fully man.
He paid the price of us who deserved hell for our sins.
When we turn from our sins and turned to Christ we are saved.
Jesus said-
Mark 1:15 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
The New Testament tells us-
Ephesians 1:12-13
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Learn to pray by studying what we call the Lord’s prayer-
Matthew 6 King James Version (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Take the advice of verse 12 –forgive others if you want to move on in life and to be forgiven.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Contact the pastor by mail or in person.
Tell him your problem you have with the church.
If he does not make peace - foregive anyway and move on to another church.
If they are mad because you were not healed they are a false church. 
Jesus came to earth to save sinners.
No one will live forever or is guaranteed to be healed.
You can be saved if you call on his name.
No pastor is your high priest- Jesus is the final High Priest who forgives sin and heals!

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