Sat. Sep 26th, 2020
The Seeming Metamorphosis of Christianity in the 21st Century (Part 2)

features of newer testament

The Seeming Metamorphosis of Christianity in the 21st Century (Part 2)

The features of the Newer Testament are words and expressions coined into Christianity and accepted by the majority even when they do not have any scriptural backings. Some of them are:

  • Holy Ghost fire,
  • Points of contact/    Prayer cloth,
  • Covering things and people with the Blood of Jesus,
  • Speaking in tongues as the only evidence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian,
  • Baptism of the Holy Spirit: an experience that comes later after salvation,
  • Not paying tithes is a ticket to hell,
  • Poverty is a curse/A child of God cannot be poor.
  • Material wealth determines one’s level of spirituality,
  • Wealth transfer,
  • Seed-sowing/sowing seed of faith,
  • Offering time, blessing time,
  • Your faith can bend the will of God,
  • A Christian cannot be sick,
  • If you have an accident, you are not a Christian,
  • Holy Communion is meant for both believers and unbelievers,
  • Holy Communion washes away sins,
  • Holy Communion heals diseases,
  • Self-worth is our ultimate pursuit,
  • Your words are creative and you can create like God did,
  • If you have not sweated while praying, you have not prayed,
  • Ancestral curse syndrome,
  • The Jesus of the Newer Testament does not frown at sin,
  • Acquisition of False-Titles
  • Being Slain in the Spirit,
  • Prosperity/Making Kingdom money,
  • Mystifying the Bible (The Old and New Testaments),
  • Wearing necklaces and earrings is a ticket to hell,
  • Women can pray and worship without covering their heads,
  • Women can dress indecently to the Church, it does not matter. The church is in the heart.
  • Loss of salvation,
  • Enacting Church doctrines to re-entangle believers,
  • Emphasis on power rather than righteousness,
  • Overemphasis on the Holy Spirit, rather than the Lordship of Jesus Christ,
  • Promotion of indolence,
  • BillBoard advertisements and self-projection.

 

The next series gives a brief analysis of these words and expressions,  and a glimpse of Church history.

Curled from Rev. Daniel Sopuru’s book