8 Nov 2016 22:40
These are the lies they will tell you in the Nazarene church:
1.) Only our church is right, all other churches are wrong. Only our baptism matters.
2.) We Nazarenes live a sinless life.
3.) If you leave the Nazarene church, you're done, you lose your salvation.
4.) Visiting other churches is sin, having friends from other faiths is bad for you.
5.) These are the "unforgivable sins unto death" [list of sins] - not Biblical.
6.) Our elders are always right, even when they are wrong.
7.) Yes, we have less and less members, it's a clear sign of end times.
8 Nov 2016 23:24
"SOME" nazarenes may seem to believe these points.....
Saved by the Lord
20 Dec 2016 14:36
All of these unbiblical practices and traditions will come to an end in the future, lord willing. I am confident the future of the church, the younger generation coming up, is going to slowly do away with these false doctrines. The old European conservative roots of the church will be removed, and true Christian biblical doctrines will take place. The entire denomination needs reform, but it will be done slowly over the years as the older generation pass away and the newer generation comes into leadership. Our denomination promotes division from the entire body of Christ in the world. The membership rate from those outside who were not born into the church are extremely low! Our churches memberships stay steady through families born in the denomination. Soon we're going to have distant cousins marrying each other in the future, because you can't marry anyone outside of the denomination or else you're exxxed!
20 Dec 2016 15:27
Any push towards reformation would more likely cause a split. It's always been more 'Nazarene-ish' to break something and leave it broken than to fix it.
3 Jan 2017 0:42
those prideful lies create a very artificial and distorted unhealthy living.
There is yet another lie;
8.) One must persevere with this artificial environment of lies till the end. And if one does this God will be extremely pleased.
These are terrible lies that should be renounced immediately.
6 Jan 2017 12:58
Well, I think it is important to recognize that even the older generation knows that while keeping the traditions of the past is important, they know that some of them will have to go. And some of the older people are okay with getting rid of traditions. The ones who are not, are typically the ones who have had the most experience with persecution, so maybe we should be listening to them instead of saying that they always want to keep the bad traditions. And, may I note, that the parts about believing our church is the only correct church, is wrong, and I do not think that most of us really think that. While we do not agree with fraternization, we do know and acknowledge that we are not the only church that has the correct spiritual beliefs. And most of the time when someone leave the church we know that just because they left does not automatically mean they did something like commit blasphemy. And, we are in the end times- but you know what? We should be as prepared as we can be all the time, not just when we see the signs. But, the Bible does say that the people who are true believers will see the signs, in the end times. And I think everyone knows that the one sin that can make you lose your salvation is committing blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, so I do't know where you got the "unforgivable sin unto death". And, I don't know anyone who would encourage you to not have friends from other faiths.
6 Jan 2017 16:07
Lying leads to destruction. There is no fellowship between God and people who are persistently lying. Gods word is pure.