Sermon 10 Wilfred - Who you are allowed to start dating as a Christian?
As a Christian you can start a date with someone who is also a Christian. It is FORBIDDEN to start courtship with an unbeliever AND with which you form an UNEVEN SPAN. Wilfred will further explain this in this preaching.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Who is an unbeliever, 2 Corinthians 6:14?
An unbeliever is anyone who does NOT recognize Jesus Christ as the Son of God, does NOT acknowledge that Jesus Christ is God (the Trinity), does not acknowledge to be a sinner and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Not recognizing Jesus Christ as a personal Savior. He thinks he can work out his or her salvation in his own strength and thereby be released from God's wrath and punishment.
No deviant gospel and redemption?
Founder of Mormons is Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844). According to the Mormons, he received a visit from an angel Moroni in 1823. Moroni said that there were gold plates described near a hill. "With God's help" those plates were translated by Joseph in 1827 and that became the Book of Mormon. Whoever makes a small study of the principles of faith in the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" discovers that the focus of many things (salvation, apostasy, obedience, faithfulness) is not on the Lord Jesus, but on the church or church leaders. For example, one of Brigham Young's teachings says that the gospel of Jesus Christ includes a system of laws and ordinances that lead to salvation. You may only enter the Mormon Temple if you first put on special undergarments and a white robe. "That is holy underwear, which you can only buy in sets in the different Mormon temples. You must also make a vow there, that you always wear that holy underwear, which is a sign of holiness, which will protect your body against evil " Various sources have shown that there are signs of freemasonry on the sacred undergarments: a compass and a square.
The Jehovah's Witnesses use their own Bible translation. This Bible translation is called the New World Translation. According to the Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus is not equal to God. They assume that Jesus was created by God. Jesus is therefore a creature in their eyes and not a God. According to Jehovah's Witnesses, there is only one God. The Holy Spirit is a power. According to the Jehovah's Witnesses, the teaching of the Trinity is an misconception.
The holy book for Muslims is the Quran, the text of which, according to them, God passed on to Muhammad as the prophet and messenger via the archangel Djibriel (Gabriel). According to Islamic tradition, Mohammed (570-632) is seen as the last in a series of prophets. During the last twenty-two years of his life, from the age of forty, Muhammad is said to have received revelations from God passed on to him by the Archangel Gabriel calling for him to re-introduce the faith of Adam and Abraham.
The Bible is very clear about another gospel as described above and brought by an angel (logically not an angel of God, but a misleading fallen angel), Galatians 1:8-9
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.!
That powerful and clear language is not open to other explanations.
Both boy and girl should be virgins?
Yes, my personal opinion is that both the boy or man as well as the girl or woman, both should not have had intercourse for marriage IF they wish to serve Jesus Christ, for example as pastor, evangelist, missionary, elder, etc. The Bible says in Leviticus 21: 13-14:
And he (the priest) shall take a wife in her virginity. A widow, or one divorced, or a woman who has been defiled, or a harlot, these he shall not marry; but he shall take to wife a virgin of his own people.
A priest in the Old Testament SERVED GOD in the tabernacle and later in the temple. The believer who wishes to serve God is a PRIEST IN THE SERVICE OF GOD. There should be no openings for satan and demons and indictments by unbelievers saying he / she would remain a virgin until marriage, but he / she was not. For others who do not intend to serve God, they allow them to remain virgins, but there are possibilities that the sexual relationship took place before REPOSITION, and after conversion no longer. Let the Holy Spirit give guidance.