Dear Pastor Whoever….
Jesus taught us “Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” (Matthew, chapter 7)
Our Lord promises us that if we simply obey His commands – by building on the secure rock of His sayings – our house (our lives)will never collapse, no matter how violent the storms coming our way. As one giving spiritual oversight, one would suppose you would relay Christ’s warning to your congregation many times.
Simply said, if those you influence neglect Christ’s admonition, their lives will be a failure. Churchianity won’t save them. They would“be like the foolish man who built his house on the sand.” The storms of life will destroy their house (their lives).
This, Pastor Whoever, is my grievance: You are actually teaching your congregation to build on sand. Yes, you preach the Bible(Christ’s sayings), but you also teach evangelical traditions. Jesus said to the pharisees, “You have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.”
Understand that the pharisees preached the Bible (the OT) AND they preached traditions of men. Like the evangelical pastor, they preached an unholy mixture. The evangelical coerced to build his/her life on an unholy mixture will not, cannot, prosper.
You may ask, “But what evangelical traditions are contrary to Christ’s sayings?” Brace yourself. EVERY evangelical tradition is contrary to NT writings and therefore contrary to Christ. It’s these hostile traditions that make evangelicalism evangelicalism. Get it?