We understand your questions and don't find them confrontational. Moreover, this is an excellent opportunity to shed light on the issue of false teachers for you and many others who have the same questions, whether friendly or antagonistic. We rejoice that all will hear the truth.
“It is very difficult to know who to follow - obviously I know that the Bible is the ultimate and only TRUE Word.
It's not only very difficult to know who to follow - it's impossible unless you're following the Lord. If you're following Him, you're hearing His voice, and if you hear His voice, you won't follow the voice of strangers (preachers who aren't in Christ). Jesus said of Himself, the Good Shepherd:
“And when He puts forth His own sheep, He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him. For they know His voice. And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers” (John 10:4-5 MKJV).
Knowing “the Bible is the ultimate and only TRUE Word
” assures you of nothing. Unless you turn to the Lord and follow Him, you're lost. Instead of edifying your spirit in the true love (faith and obedience) of God, knowledge of the Bible without these things will only puff you up.
Almost every teacher and preacher out there in “Christendom” claims that the Bible is the ultimate and true Word of God, yet look at the division and confusion coming out of their midst. That's because they're without Christ. They're not part of His mystical Body, the Church composed of all those who believe and follow Him “without the gate” and “outside the camp.” The self-promoting preachers who set up a “ministry or teaching place,” as you call it, like Chuck Missler's Koinonia House
, appeal to the Bible as the Word of God, but each gives his own private interpretation. They attract followers of themselves, men entrenched in this world and hell. Like begets like. How could they ever lead you to The Cross - Only the Death Sentence Will Avail
, and eternal life?
The cross we preach, the same as the apostle Paul, is the antidote to the endless cycle of ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of the Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Timothy3:1-9). God's ordained teachers lead one to the fullness of life in Him, no less:
Ephesians 4:11-13 MKJV
(11) And truly He gave some to be apostles, and some to be prophets, and some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
(12) for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
(13) And this until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
There is no schism or unholy mixture
in Jesus Christ.
The Lord, and not knowledge of the Bible, is the focus of any man of God's ministry. Can you imagine the apostle Paul starting a ministry like “Dr.” Missler's, “dedicated to the development and distribution of materials for encouraging and facilitating serious study of the Bible”? No, Paul determined to know and preach nothing other than Christ crucified among those who believed, which is the testimony of the Scriptures.
Victor gave you Diabolical Doctrines
and The True Marks of a Cult
, two writings that conclusively demonstrate that what the Word of God presents, and what Chuck and Nancy Missler teach and represent, are two very different things. Have you carefully and prayerfully red these documents? Not yet.
If you disagree with anything we've said there, please let us know. None so far have disproved anything in either of these writings, or regarding our postings of false teachers. How can one prove the truth is in error?
“Can I ask for some info on background of The Path of Truth - who how founded - what makes you/them different.
I believe this has been answered already, but to state it plainly and clearly - the Lord Jesus Christ founded His Church, as He told Peter, based on the revelation of Himself as the Son of the living God.
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18 MKJV).
How were we joined to His Church? Read Our Testimonies
and wHaT tHe LoRd HaS dOnE wItH mE
Colleen, you say that you “just want to learn and do the right thing as I try to lead others the right way into the kingdom of God.”
The Lord has brought you here in order to learn the right and good way, if you're willing.