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Tradition says: Obedience entails us acting upon anything that God tells us to do, which varies day to day.
Reform Church has realized: Obeying God does not entail your actions or you living for Him in ANY way. There is one obedience and that is to learn and believe what Jesus has done. Nothing else in the New Covenant is called obedience. (Rom. 1:5, Rom. 16:26, Jn. 6:29) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: God is still judging people today. Or at the very least, He WILL judge people for their sins when Jesus comes back, if they don’t accept Him.
Reform Church has realized: The last time God ever judged someone He was hanging on a pole at Calvary. God will never judge another person for their sins ever again. The coming judgment is for the devil and his angels, which people can inherit through unbelief, but it is NOT their judgment. Their judgment was at the cross. (Mat. 25:41, Jn 16:11) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: When we give, there is a blessing that returns to us, because giving is a show of trust in God.
Reform Church has realized: Giving to church is wonderful, but there is absolutely nothing you can do to enact a blessing from God. We are blessed through faith in one Man’s work, not our own. (Rom. 4:5, Gal. 3:9) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Blessings In Heaven
Tradition says: There will be blessings in Heaven for things we do on earth.
Reform Church has realized: The only blessings you’ll ever receive are the blessings you receive through the work of Jesus, not your works. All of those blessings are available now, not later in Heaven (Jesus already died). (Rom. 4:5, Gal. 3:9) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: Jesus essentially died for sin to save you from hell. Though there are benefits we can receive now as well.
Reform Church has realized: Jesus essentially died to save us from this earth and all the tribulation in it. (Gal. 1:4, Jn. 16:33, 1 Jn. 5:4) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: God loves us, so if we sin, we just confess it to Him, and He is willing to forgive us.
Reform Church has realized: We confess our sins once, before we get saved. A believer doesn’t need to ever confess his sins. Jesus died for sins forever, so once we accept His sacrifice we are eternally forgiven. When we sin, we just thank God that we are righteous through Jesus. (1 Jn 1:9, Heb. 10:12, Heb. 9:12) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: Eternal life is mainly referring to spending eternity with Jesus in Heaven after we die.
Reform Church has realized: Eternal life is a power that God puts in a believer’s body, which performs through them, causing their physical body to live forever when understood fully. (Jn 6:53-54, Rom. 8:11, Jn. 11:26) Click here for teachings on this topic >
The New Earth
Tradition says: We are waiting for a new earth one day, so that we can enjoy its newness.
Reform Church has realized: The present earth is waiting for us to manifest, so that it can enjoy our newness that we already have. (Rom. 8:19) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Receiving From God
Tradition says: We receive from God by prayer, by being a good steward of what we own, by giving, by being in line with God ‘s will… and oh yes, by faith.
Reform Church has realized: We receive from God through knowledge of what Jesus has done on the cross. PERIOD. (Rom. 12:2, Rom. 4:5, Gal. 3:9) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: Some people believe Jesus provided wealth. Others believe Jesus did not provide any means to physical wealth at all.
Reform Church has realized: Jesus didn’t provide physical wealth, but He did provide us the means to it. Jesus provided the POWER to wealth, which enables every believer to excessive wealth. (Deut. 8:18, Pro. 10:22) Click here for teachings on this topic >
The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit
Tradition: says Some believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit happens at salvation. Others believe it’s a second occurrence. Usually it’s defined as when you see evidence of the Holy Spirit.
Reform Church has realized: The baptism of the Holy Spirit has nothing to do with seeing evidence. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is just the cleansing by the Holy Spirit, from sin. Baptism means washing. (1 Cor. 6:11, Titus 3:5) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Living For God
Tradition says: Jesus gave up His life for us and now we live our lives for His glory in return.
Reform Church has realized: The law proved that none of us can live for the glory of God, so in the new covenant the Holy Spirit lives through us, instead of us living for Him. (1 Cor. 15:10, Gal. 2:20, Rom. 7:6) (Teaching on this topic will be posted soon. Check back here for link.) Click here for teaching on this topic >
Tradition says: The Bible is the primary way God speaks to a born-again believer.
Reform Church has realized: The Bible is the word of God spoken through many of our siblings in Christ, which aids us in our growth, but God speaks to us directly and personally by His Spirit inside of us, straight to our mind. (our inner man) (1 Jn. 2:27, Eph. 3:16) Click here for teachings on this topic >
The Control Of God
Tradition says: God is in control. The things you see on earth are either allowed or caused by God, because He reigns over the earth.
Reform Church has realized: God is not in control of the earth. He can only control things on earth to the degree that we allow Him to through knowledge of Jesus. Heaven is fully controlled by God, but the earth is not yet. (Mat. 6:10, Heb. 2:8) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: When someone dies we memorialize them, because we will go to them, but they will not return to us.
Reform Church has realized: We don’t hold funerals, because why would we memorialize someone that we may just raise up in the next two seconds? (Mat. 10:8, Jn. 11:25) Click here for teaching on this topic >
Tradition says: We submit to one God who is three people.
Reform Church has realized: We submit to one God who is over all, and His son Jesus Christ (who is also God over all, with the exception of the Father. They share the same spirit called the Holy Spirit, who lives in believers as well now. (Jn. 17:3) Click here for teachings on this topic >
Tradition says: Jesus is the center. He’s the Lord of our life. We owe everything to Him.
Reform Church has realized: Jesus is the center. He’s the Lord of our mind. He paid everything for us, so we owe Him nothing. (Col. 2:14, Mat. 20:28).
Offended or interested? We have tons of scripture for every single point here. Click the links under each topic to see all of the scriptural evidence.