It's been nearly 3 years. You could say I do not come here often. I am out of the Marine Corps, married, and in college for engineering. God is good. Even if I had none of these things, God is still good.
However, this is not what I wanted to write about. It has dawned on me that many churches lack sound doctrine. The "prosperity gospel" preachers (such as Joel Osteen) and the "word of faith movement" preachers are teaching utter blasphemy. Yet the scriptures are fulfilled as these false teachers have huge church membership stats. "For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions" (2 Timothy 4:3). Truly, the way is narrow, and few will find it. Note: I am not implying a large church instantly means bad doctrine.
I will not sit idle on this anymore. You can research these false religions on your own. Guard your hearts. A true biblical church is hard to find. Go to extremes to find them. One of our church members used to drive 4+ hours every Sunday from Houston to north of Dallas. Finally he moved up here to be near the body. Now I am not exalting man, but simply giving testimony that it is worth doing.
In recent years, I have found reformed theology to be biblical. Paul Washer, John MacArthur are couple to name. An EXCELLENT website is www.illbehonest.com
In my younger years, I was in an unbiblical church. Women were allowed to teach and have authority over a man (against 1 Timothy 2:12). The pastor was not a man of one wife, but divorced and remarried (see 1 Timothy 3:2). Yet God is able to save in all situations. Indeed, I do not doubt my salvation from my youth because I repented and believed in Jesus Christ, the only One who washes my sins away. However, that does not mean we do nothing about unsound doctrine. I have much to say, but I do not want to write a novel write now, and it's late.
I will leave a sermon audio link. This is my pastor at Grace Life Church of Dallas. It is solid preaching. I am thankful to have found a biblical church near where I live, as I know that is rare.
Sorry for not hyper-linking it.