EDITED & UPDATED!!!
I COULD HAVE DELETED THIS POST COMPLETELY BUT THERE IS A LESSON TO BE LEARNT HERE FOR MYSELF AND US ALL.
I HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF T.D JAKES’ (the author of the book ‘Destiny’, this post was originally written about) BELIEF SYSTEM OF MODALISM:
“There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three manifestations: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
I COULD GO INTO IT HERE BUT THATS NOT THE POINT OF THIS NOTE. YOU CAN CHECK OUT MORE HERE IF YOU FEEL LED TO.
I PUT MY HANDS UP FOR NOT RESEARCHING JAKES BELIEFS & THEOLOGY AND SINCE HAVE DONE.
I KNOW THAT WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL OF WHO WE LISTEN TO AND TRUST AND WE SHOULD ALWAYS GO BACK TO THE WORD OF GOD; THE HOLY BIBLE. (NOT JUST SOMETIMES! 🤦🏽♀️)
I’M MORTIFIED AND COULD GET DEFENSIVE, BUT I WON’T BECAUSE THERE WAS A LESSON LEARNT HERE. WHICH IS THAT WE ALL NEED TO BE CHECKING OUT THE BEIEFS OF THOSE WE READ & LISTEN TO PRIOR TO LISTENING TO THEM! WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL OF FALSE TEACHING.
I’M NOT STATING THAT JAKES IS A FALSE TEACHER, AS IT IS NOT ME ME TO ACCUSE, MAKE ASSUMPTIONS OR JUDGE. I DON’T KNOW HIS HEART, ONLY GOD DOES! BUT WE CAN BE PRAYING FOR HIM. 🙏
APOLOGIES TO YOU ALL OF THOSE WANTING TO READ THE ORIGINAL INTENDED POST!
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.