with our present course.
Many have gotten out of the boat with Jesus and are holding fast to some other teachings. Teachings that contradict what the Lord taught and they refuse to obey what Jesus commanded.
What a sad day? The false teachers are telling the congregations that God will be forced to accept whatever they offer. The term "agreement" drives their deadly thinking. This is based on a misquoted verse of scripture. When we go back and look at that verse and take it in context there is a different meaning. Mat 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? It is clear that Jesus was talking to the twelve and not to the multitudes. Before we decide to "stand on Matthew 18:19-20". We need to study and understand all of Matthew 18. We may learn that Jesus was teaching the people that would build the church, his church. Once we take his name off and out of the church those teachings are not effective. We are out side of Jesus. Why is that we find that so hard to understand? If a person does not understand what he or she must do to reach the kingdom of heaven it is likely he or she has not done it. A false teacher can get up and declare all day that he or she can place one in the kingdom. According to Jesus it is not so. I for one is going to believe Jesus. Mark 16:16
Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Those that believe not and follow another doctrine should beware that they fall under he condemnation of the last section of this verse. Do not accuse me of saying something, it is written. They are not my words.
Let us bear in mind the dys of Noah. Gen 7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; Will God accept anything that he did not command?