(Culture is an identity)
Revelation 2:24 KJV “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.”
They are many depths of Satan; one of them is doctrines of men; doctrines of men are the culture of men – it makes people to worship God in vain: Matthew 15:9 KJV and Colossians 2:22 KJV – “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men…. Which all are to perish with the using; after the commandments and doctrines of men?” These commandments of men turn Christians from the truth of the Christian culture: Titus 1:15 KJV “Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth”.
What is this truth? It is pure word of God – undiluted word of God that sanctifies: John 17:17 KJV “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
This truth is the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ whom Himself is the truth and the word of God: John 14:6 KJV, John 1:14 KJV, 1 John 5:7 KJV and Revelation 19:13 KJV: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me….And the Word (Jesus Christ) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth…..For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one…And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God (Jesus Christ).” And the teaching of Jesus Christ is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ that we must preach: Romans 1:16 KJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” The culture of men is not the teaching of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ – it is an error to teach the commandments of men in the church (the body of Christ).
The errors of prosperity gospel have made Christianity to bow down to culture of men – never the culture of the Bible of the New Testament. The errors of prosperity gospel will allow people to work from Monday to Friday, and on Sundays, the church members bring their money to church for the General Overseers and their senior pastors to consume – slave camp model. On Sundays, the General Overseers and their senior pastors are waiting for the money of the church members to consume on their flamboyant lifestyles. This is one of the elements of the culture of men in the church.
The doctrines of men are many. They are opposed to Christ and His doctrine. The doctrines of men cannot save — they make void the word of God and manipulate the doctrine of Christ. The doctrines of men make the doctrine of Christ ineffective in righteousness and holiness in the life of a Christian. The doctrines of men misapply the scriptures and never help every true believer to develop a personal walk and intimate relationship with God BY KNOWING GOD FOR THEMSELVES.
The doctrine of Christ has to do with our salvation in term of first and foremost, every genuinely born again Christian must know the ways of God by themselves through the help of the Holy Spirit who is the best teacher: 1 Timothy 4:16 KJV “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee.” We must “practice what we preach” and preach the right doctrine – and keep it up – to be saved.