Reformed or Nah? Part Deux

I began to learn more about reformed theology and how it compares with the churches I was accustomed to attending. I began doing researched and found some things that were quite disturbing to me.

At the particular church I attended for that one year the pastor focused a lot on declaring things, and saying I am [insert blank]. Speaking things into existence. Keeping a positive mindset & etc...

I honestly, harmlessly believed this. It all sounded fine. Speak positive words. What's the harm? The harm is this life isn't about me & it never was. It's God's will over everything.

One day I was on tumblr and I stumbled across a post by simply heaven food.

In this post she connected how preachers who teach all the above things mirror witchcraft practices. I know you're probably like Witchcraft? Say what? Yeah that was my reaction too but keep reading...

In witchcraft there is something called The Secret which teaches that a person has the power to attract success, wealth, romance and all sorts of earthly benefits through their own words and rituals. 

"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths."2 Timothy 4:3-4

I don't know about you but to me it's quite problematic that a pastors words sound like some witchcraft ritual. Just saying. Heck! I even know people who aren't Christians that believe strongly on the power of attraction, saying I am & declaring things. The only difference is one is done in a church house & the other is done outside the church.

Thankfully now my eyes are fully opened. Preaching should be God-centered not self-centered. Naming & claiming & declaring is very self centered If you think about it. Everything is about I, I, I, me, me, me. As depraved people of course that's going to sound good to us because we just "want our blessing." That's how we've been programmed to think right, [cues music God's got a blessing with my name on it! For those of you who have no idea what song I'm talking about click here. Get some culture in your life [joking]

If it's not clear from this post. I've left that church and if your church does any of the above I'd advise you to leave as well.

If you're single I want to see you at the She is Set Apart Conference 2015. This conference is geared towards singles and getting their minds back focused on God's purpose for their life now. This conference is to reshape how you view the single season.  

The world pumps singles with the message that they are not loved, wanted, chose, valued, pursued & [insert more lies here].  However, if we look to God's word we will see that actually those are all lies and we are wanted, chosen, loved, valued, pursued by Christ already.  

In Romans 1:1 Paul viewed his life during his singleness as a set apart servant for the Gospel of God.  What if all singles viewed themselves in that way?  What if we really believed that as a single God has chosen to set us apart as a servant for the Gospel? How differently would we be living during this single season?

I hope that you can join us for this FREE[registration required] conference on April 11, 2015 in Houston Texas at the University of Houston.  To register donate any amount to one of these Go Fund Me Campaigns. 
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