Look at the way selfish people cut you off in traffic. Look at the way people try to jump queues, get unmerited favor, and get privileges that they do not deserve. Go to countries where public facilities do not match between the demand-supply chain and you will see selfishness on its peak. Look at the world. You will see hundreds of wars ethnic strifes and warlords who have only one aim -- plunder the innocent and helpless.
Christianity is just the opposite. Instead of exploiting the helpless, the all-powerful God allowed Lord Jesus to die on their behalf so that they could be made rich. But the world has so much possessed the mind of Christians that now many so-called Christians have started defining God not as the "generous-giver" but as the selfish tyrant who is trying to selfishly create a kingdom of privileged unto Himself.
My reference is specifically to an aberrant teaching that is gradually rising its head among Christians that there is no need to preach the gospel and that there is no need to invite sinners to the free gift of salvation.
According to this new teaching, Christ did not die for the whole world. They claim that Christ died only for a select elite and that the non-elite cannot come to salvation because Christ did not die for them. Thus, according to them, telling common people that Christ died for them is wrong because the common people are not part of this selected elite.
It needs a lot of selfishness and depravity to reduce God's love for the "entire mankind" to a love for the "select elite", yet some have risen to say "Let us make God in our image, who is as selfish as we are".
Every Christian feels that Sunday Schools are vital for the Christian community, but many claim that their Sunday Schools failed to impart them anything substantial. This brings us to the question about planning our Sunday Schools.
Are our Sunday Schools well planned or Ill planned? I mean do the teachers
ever sit together to reflect upon what they ought to teach, why they ought to
teach, and how they ought to teach. Or do most of them simply memorize and vomit
in the class what their grandfather once taught in the same church.
Surely Sunday School is and important place where a person's world-view is formed at a very early stage. but the question is, are our Sunday Schools a place where a Biblical world-view is imparted or a place where Bible-based stories are taught MECHANICALLY?
Do our Sunday School teachers meet occasionally to discuss, plan, and pray for the issues related to communicative divine viewpoint to the present generation, or do do they keep mechanically parroting stories without corresponding world-view lessons?
1. Adam and Even had children only after they sinned. Thus childbearing is the result of sin. If man were still innocent, children would be born not of parents but in some other way.
2. Psalms says that "In sin did my mother conceive me". Thus it is obvious that*****is a sinful act.
The summary of what this brother said was that*****is sinful, and child-bearing is a punishment God inflicted upon man as a result of human sin. He then went on to say that he got this teaching from a prominent Brethren pulpit teacher. Obviously, prominent people are able to push a lot of teachings upon people because we are no longer Bereans.
Both the above teachings are totally contrary to the Bible. What do YOU say?