There are many presumed ministers of Christ who teach that God only wants and does the good things that happen to us, never the evil. This is fanciful, flesh-satisfying, anti-Christ doctrine from Hell. We better believe that God is in full control over both good and evil, or we will faint when evil and tribulation come to try us. We need to understand that God is over all things. Otherwise, why are we told to fear Him? “Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God…” (Romans 11:22).
“And his wife said to him, ‘Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!’ But he said to her, ‘You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?’ In all this Job did not sin with his lips” (Job 2:9-10 MKJV).
“I am the LORD, and there is none else, no God besides Me; I clothed you, though you have not known Me; that they may know from the rising of the sun, and to the sunset, that there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else; forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating evil. I the LORD do all these things” (Isaiah 45:5-7 MKJV).
Consider the alternative to this devilish teaching of unbelief: Knowing the Lord is over all brings confidence and faith, and produces rest in one’s soul. Trust in the Omnipotent Lord with all your heart, don’t trust your impotent self or despair over the power of the Devil, and you’ll have the Rest of God.
Can you trust your senses, particularly in things spiritual, and how will you recognize the love of God?
From: Coral To: The Path of Truth Sent: Monday, September 05, 2016 5:56 PM Subject: Seeking Answers Gentlemen and Brothers in Christ: I am confused about some teachings at Church. We are beginning a new Bible Study this Fall…except it isn’t from the Bible. It is based on a book by Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind. My concern is: 1) Even though a man is teaching the class, he is using a book written by a woman (whom I believe to be not walking as she should). Doesn’t that fall under a woman usurping a man’s authority? And 2) Why would a Bible Study not be from the Word of God? Why do people feel like they need something other than the Word? I really don’t want to “start” something and I don’t know who to ask. I have questions about our Elders being qualified to serve so I’m at a loss. I look forward to your advice. In Christian Love, Coral From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk To: Coral Sent: Friday, September 09, 2016 7:39 AM Subject: Re: Seeking Answers Hi Coral, These postings on our site will answer your question about Joyce Meyer and women teaching in the Body of Christ: Meyer, Joyce: Segment in "What Kind of Faith Do You Have?" Diabolical Doctrines: Women Are Ministers of God in Spiritual Authority over Men As for the technicality of discussing a book on spiritual matters found in the Scriptures as a “Bible study,” that’s not really an issue. The issue is whether the book is in harmony with the Bible, coming from the ...
Knowledge alone cannot bring you to the Truth. Only a broken spirit and contrite heart will lead to the beginning of true understanding in the Lord.