The church today is riddled with fad doctrines and new sounds that distract from the clear message of the Great commission in the New Testament. Any message that attracts you which does not bring glory to Christ is the message of a seducing spirit and the man giving it is in deception.
I often tell my congregation and our national television audience that church membership will not save you, denominations will not save you, ritual will not save you, and singing 'Amazing Grace' at the top of your lungs will not save you.
There is nobody who doesn't deserve to walk into their local church and have others look them in the eye and understand that we are all in the same position. We are all sinful, flawed, selfish, imperfect people - saved only by the grace of God and the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
My beloved church misunderstood me. It preached the corruptibility of humanity when I came to demonstrate its potential for incorruptibility. It propounded the sinfulness of humanity when I suffered to reveal your godliness and to overcome your guilt by demonstrating that you can totally rise above the death of the body. Barbara Marx Hubbard Humanity, Misunderstood, Guilt
You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither high church nor low church, Catholic nor Protestant, citizen nor alien, capitalist nor communist, gay nor straight, beautiful nor ugly, East nor West, theist nor atheist, Israel nor Palestine, American nor Iraqi, married nor divorced, uptown nor downtown, terrorist nor freedom fighter, for all are made one in Christ Jesus.
William Marrion Branham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Martin Luther King Jr., William F. Kumuyi, Dag Heward Mills, Peter Nii Korley, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Kenneth E. Hagin, Brian Houston, Smith Wigglesworth, Bishop Tudor Bismark, John C. Hagee, David O. Oyedepo, Jerry J. Panou, Ikechukwu Joseph, Benny Hinn, Chris Oyakhilome, Mike Murdock, Ravi Zacharias, Priscilla Shirer, Paul A. Adefarasin, Joseph Prince,