When it comes to spotting a cult, it doesn’t always come easy for everyone. However, it does help when people are in line with God and walking in the Holy Spirit. We can then see if their teachings are from the Bible or not, or even still based on the laws of Moses. This makes it easier to spot them. One of these teachings in that law was to write down all the genealogy of every person in the office of Priests and Levites. So the names of their ancestors were recorded and continued to be written throughout the generations, along with their family members. It is said that 1“their genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, even unto every one that entereth into the house of the Lord, his daily portion for their service in their charges according to their courses; Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house of their fathers, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by their courses; And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation: for in their set office they sanctified themselves in holiness: Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city, the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.” (2 Chronicles 31:16-19) This was very important to them and God. However, this practice was for those times only, which is key to understand in life. The people of Israel were obeying the law and, therefore, in line with God’s laws and commands. Praise God that they were doing His will.
Concerning these genealogies and the collection of the offerings, that Hezekiah the king mandated, it was all for the glory of God. For it was written also, 1“and thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the Lord his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.” (2 Chronicles 31:20,21) But is this practice of keeping genealogies still important to believers in our time? It is important to ask this question, so we can know if we are doing God’s will or man’s. Thankfully, Paul answers this question when he said, 2“as I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” (1 Timothy 1:3-5) So the practice of keeping of genealogies was kept until Jesus came into the world, but now it is done away with. So these family history centers across the globe, that come from Mormonism, are going against God’s new commands. They are unfortunately living unto the old law, and are far from doing God’s will now. This is especially bad since they have added baptism for the dead in combination with this practice, which is very wicked. Now, the point is that we need to be reading the Bible daily so that we do not get sucked into a false religion unknowingly.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will begin to read and study the Bible for themselves. It is one thing to hear another person speak and even participate in a lesson in church, then reading for ourselves in Your Word daily. How can Your Word become a lamp unto our feet, if it is only this way for another person, but not for ourselves? And how can a person teach that doesn’t actually abide in your word daily? Oh, how twisted our minds get when we are not anxiously engaged with Your Word and in prayer each day. Even our belief systems get stained with the thoughts of other religions and the thoughts of this world because we did not make it a choice to live for You daily. This is very sad since many people are now tied to many false religions and cults because they did not make it a priority to learn for themselves what is truth in the Bible. Surely, we should not put all our trust in people, for they can unknowingly or knowingly lie to our faces. People may seem to be so genuine in what they do, but really they may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing while doing Satan’s work unknowingly. And then these same people that are brought in to do the same things and are now servants of the devil also. This is very disturbing and needs to stop, Lord. Yes, God, I pray that people will desire to know for themselves what the Bible actually says. Then, if people would begin to read Your Words as a child, then their understanding would be opened. Even fountains of knowledge, wisdom, and counsel for their lives now. Lord, the Bible has become a lamp unto my feet. People may try to sway me to believe in certain things, but if You have not said it, then I’d rather put my trust in You. I know that the Bible speaks of our day and is a guide to our lives now. Help everyone in the faith realize this, that they may not turn their hearts from You. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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