Please read THE TIME OF JUDGMENT in conjunction with this page.
There are only half truths being preached in many churches today, but the world desperately needs the whole gospel truth, and the present truth, which is why Jesus said about the end times ... "THIS gospel must be preached to the whole world and then the end will come". By saying THIS gospel, He meant the whole gospel truth, not just parts of it, and half truths that we hear so much today in the churches. And why is truth so important for us?
John 17:17 ....'Sanctify them through Thy Word, Thy Word is truth.'
It is through seeking the TRUE Word of God and "doing" it (James 1:22) that we are sanctified and set apart for holy use by God. But can we know the truth? According to the Roman Catholic Church and many Protestant pastors, you can only come to the truth through THEM!! By saying this, they cast down the power of God and lift themselves up in His place. But this is wrong, as you can come to the truth through your own study and prayer to your Heavenly Father who wants to open your eyes to His truth ... 1 Timothy 2:4 ....'Who will have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.'
Let me show you why it is important to study for yourself and ask God to teach you through His Spirit, rather than rely on pastors and priests to teach you. What do the Catholic priests teach their members? That Mary is a mediator between us and God. But what does the Word of God teach? ... 1 Timothy 2:5 .....'For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.' So as we can clearly see here, the Catholics priests are teaching error to their members. This is why it is so important to study for yourself, as there is a LOT MORE error being taught in the churches today.
Now as we found out above, we are sanctified through the Word of God. But are we sanctified by just "knowing" the Word? No, there is something else we must do .... 2 Thessalonians 2:13 ....'God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth.' .... 1 Peter 1:2 ....'Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience.' .... So as we can see from these two Bible verses, we not only need to KNOW the truth, we need to believe it and obey it.
1 Peter 1:22 ....'Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.'
John 4:24 .....'God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him MUST worship Him in spirit and truth.'
I hope you can see how important it is to study for the truth yourself, and believe it and obey it. Don't be fooled into thinking that you can only be taught by your priest or pastor. There is only ONE great Teacher that we need, and that is JESUS CHRIST! Give your all in searching God's Word for the truth and you will be greatly blessed.
This important issue of sanctification is greatly ignored in many churches today.