Catholics says “Families who pray together, stays together”. Jesus the Messiah says the radical opposite.
Many claimed to be “Christians” wants followers of Jesus to do everything they can to avoid families from falling apart. New born Christians are told to submit to family values, and to not create division.
The logic is that families must always stay united, and serve Jesus together in everything.
With such an attitude, you can only be sure that no one in such families will be able to follow Jesus, who has called all of us to leave our comfort zone.
Because every first born Christian in any family, will be persecuted by all the other family members. Only if one is born again, there will be no problems and “unity”. Or all of the family is born again, a situation that is very rare.
Many Pastors do not teach this verse from the Bible, or tell the flock that it means something different than what is written:
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.
To promote family unity at all cost, is a message that is Roman Catholic and religious by nature. No Roman Catholic must ever question the authority of the Pope, and do anything they can to protect the honor of the Church, and their head of family.
The worst thing that can happen to the Catholic Church, is that anyone is getting saved. Because that person will be lead by the Holy Spirit to say that there is no truth in the message of Catholic priests. That is why Rome stop people from coming into the light of the Gospel. Any Catholic touched by the Spirit of God must be put back into darkness at any cost.
Even among claimed to be Evangelicals, “family unity” is supposed to be of higher value, than the commands found in the gospel.
People who preach and teach “family unity at any cost” do go directly against the message of Jesus the Messiah.
Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
(end of scripture).
People who wants to obey Jesus, will feel the heat when they challenge religious activities, and lukewarm Sunday Christianity. Many born again Christians who leave their families like the first apostles, will be excommunicated and thrown out.
Jesus have some encouraging words for people who love Him more than their own religious family members.
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
(end of scripture)
Even in regards to married couples, husband and wife’s can make their own spouse an idol, they love more than Jesus.
Paul has the following message, to cosy married couple that spend their time holding hands in front of the TV:
1. Corintihans 7:29
What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not;.
Times is truly short. Jesus is about to return, and spit a lot of lukewarm people out of his mouth.