For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Many times popular churches are driven by emotion or by the charisma of an individual leader rather than biblical doctrine. There are many active evangelical churches with wonderful programs that meet social needs.
However, we are commanded to worship God "in Spirit and in truth" (John 4:23). II Corinthians 11:4 reprimands the saints at Corinth for accepting false doctrines about Jesus and His gospel. This passage provides a biblical test that can help you identify false doctrine. We are to beware those who teach "another Jesus" or "another gospel" from that taught in the Bible.
Perhaps you have been caught in the word-faith movement that teaches a false prosperity gospel and a false concept of Jesus. Perhaps you have wandered into aberrant practices such as the "slain in the Spirit" phenomena. Perhaps you've mistakenly embraced the concept that speaking in tongues is necessary for salvation. It may be that you are affiliated with a mainstream evangelical church whose pastor has honestly, yet mistakenly perpetuated doctrinal error.
You can find a loving and faithful body of saints who want to help you find answers to these and other perplexing issues. We invite you to contact us via e-mail at outreach@Restored.org. There are lay ministers who will be happy to respond to any inquiries that you might have.
In Christ's restored church, you can find:
-A personal relationship with God who speaks in this day
-A true assurance of salvation
-A gospel that is more than easy believism or mere acceptance
-A church that is founded on the revelation of Jesus Christ
-A body of people that affirms the need for apostles and prophets
-The promise of God's earthly kingdom
Please consider a deeper commitment to your Creator, a true assurance of salvation, and an abiding relationship with Him. We will be happy to share more about the good news of Christ's gospel with you.