By Pastor Pam Sheppard
I believe that it was the traditional congregation’s invitation, of “opening the doors of the church,” that ushered in countless demons into the visible church system. The founding fathers of Methodism instituted a superior practice of placing those who seek to escape the wrath that is to come on a probationary membership status. The founding fathers of Methodism were wise enough to not only create a procedure to ensure a bona fide salvation but also to protect the body from fellowship with unbelievers. However, over time, the full enforcement of this practice became ineffective, as people were brought into permanent church status without having manifested fruits of salvation. I personally believe that when converts can demonstrate that they are truly disciples of the Lord, then we can fellowship with them as brethren, and not before.
Yet another open door to the religious demon is the coined spiritual phrases. A Christian…
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