“The Bible forewarned us of the day in which we live
as a time when professing Christians would,
‘turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.'”
–Myths in the Church 1
And the single greatest myth promoted in the church today is this:
The delusion that the conditional promises
of God are available without condition.
Myth #1: Turn on the television to any number of mega-church pastors and you’ll hear them tell you that “God is gonna work all things together for good in your life.” It’s a lie from the pit of hell, but it sure “tickles the ears” of the millions of professing Christians who have “accumulated teachers in accordance with their own desires” (see 2 Timothy 4:3-4).
Truth #1: God does NOT work all things together for good for everybody! What the Bible actually teaches is:
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good
to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
–Romans 8:28, bold mine
The only group of people on the earth today who God is “working all things together for good” for are those who are fulfilling the conditions of:
a) loving God* and,
b) living according His will (purpose) rather than their own.
So when a preacher declares to the multitudes who are going their own way and doing their own thing that “God’s gonna work everything together for good” in their lives, two things are undoubtedly true: