Dreams

 

          Nightmares are not pleasant experiences.

          Several years ago, I was awakened by my daughter in the early morning hours. Shortly before, she had dreamed I had suffered a heart attack and died. Her dream was so believable, she refused to disbelieve it until she had conclusive proof I was still alive.

          Dreams can be quite vivid, realistic, and convincing, but this does not make them true.

          In like manner, spiritual falsehoods recounted by false teachers (i.e. spiritual dreamers) can be quite vivid, realistic, and convincing, but this does not make them true. It does not mean they are in harmony with God’s written, revealed will, and if they are not in harmony with God’s written, revealed will, they are not true (John 17:17).

          Spiritual dreamers have convinced some that salvation occurs once someone has recited the “sinner’s prayer”. Should you ask for the Bible’s book, chapter, and verse(s) location for this prayer, you quickly discover that this teaching is a dream, not truth.

          Spiritual dreamers have convinced some that prayers can and should be addressed to departed “saints” or Mary the mother of Jesus. Should you ask for the Bible’s book, chapter, and verse(s) location to document this, you quickly discover that this teaching is a dream, not truth.

          Spiritual dreamers have convinced some that mechanical instruments of music are authorized in New Testament worship of God. Should you ask for the Bible’s book, chapter, and verse(s) location to demonstrate this, you quickly discover that this teaching is a dream, not truth.

          Spiritual dreamers have convinced some that baptism is an outward sign of an inward grace. Should you ask for the Bible’s book, chapter, and verse(s) location to prove this, you quickly discover that this teaching is a dream, not truth.

          Spiritual dreamers have convinced some that Jesus built His church on the apostle Peter. Should you ask for the Bible’s book, chapter, and verse(s) location to substantiate this, you quickly discover that this teaching is a dream, not truth.

          Believing the dream of a false teacher instead of God’s written word will result in an eternal nightmare.

          BEWARE of these dreamers and their dreams!

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Author: jchowning

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