Apostasy Part 2 Doctrines of Devils


1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 1 Timothy 4:1-2 (KJV)

yesterday we dealt with seducing spirits, and amazingly, it sounds just like some of the behind the scenes people. You know, those people whose names are always being mentioned, but for some reason you have no idea WHY. Who are these people, and why are they so important?

I did say I wasn’t going to mention any names, for a reason. Not to protect these people, but for a different reason… there’s a practical exercise here (in the teaching world, this is known as a “practical”. There’s two options to demonstrate if a student learned the lesson – one is a test, the other is a practical.)

I want you to put this into practice. I want you to identify a teacher who pushes any of the pagan elements we talked about yesterday – praying to saints, using rosaries, contemplative mysticism, meditation, etc.

I also want you to identify a popular Bible teacher who pushes wordliness – that was the other element we derived by cross-examining our verse against Deuteronomy.

And as a sneaking little exercise, for those of you who weren’t used to it, I showed you several lessons in rightly dividing the word – paying attention to context, taking the verse literally, and comparing scripture against scripture. was that all? Not at all. Did anyone notice I’m using commas to break apart my text to develop my subpoints???

would-be preachers, take note.

Because they’re the movers and shakers behind the Great Apostasy. Today we’re going to talk about doctrines of devils.

The word doctrine is interesting today. It carries a negative connotation. I had, as some of you will remember, a gentleman come on my blog a few months back and advocate a “doctrine divides” attitude.

He’s correct, by the way! Doctrine divides! There’s two kinds, rightly divided doctrine and false doctrine. I cant think of anything more dividing than that. “You’ve got it right or wrong. No middle ground.”

His point was, we should get rid of doctrine, as it divides.

My response is, no – get your doctrine right, and we won’t be divided at ALL.

If anyone was able to name both Rick Warren and Brian McLaren for yesterday’s topic, good job!

Let me tell you how they’re relevant for today’s topic as well.

Both of them – when they want you to think negatively of doctrine – use a different word instead – dogma.

Dogma conjures up Greek Orthodox priests with long beards and Roman Catholic monks with a rope belt, chanting in some old language while swinging incense censors.

Everyone’s seen the bumper sticker “My karma ran over your dogma”… I’m surprised PETA is not up in arms over that. The implication is that Buddhism and Hinduism are somehow superior to Christianity. Sure, go on thinking that. Say, wouldn’t that be considered bad karma to ridicule another religion? Just asking.

What IS doctrine? It means…. “teaching.”

Really? That’s IT?????

Yup.

“Teaching divides! We need to get rid of teaching!!!”

Whoa. SUDDENLY that casts a whole new angle onto these people. Yesterday I mentioned how some of the “seducing spirits” are determined to keep you from reading and understanding your Bibles. Lo and behold, the doctrines of devils is conspiring to not only do exactly the same thing, but also REPLACE correct doctrine with false doctrine.

So. Your doctrine is wrong. It places a split between you and I. What’s the fix? Simple. Read your Bible carefully and get correct doctrine.

20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20 (KJV)

That’s important – if you notice a Bible teacher has their doctrine wrong, it is incumbent upon you to break from them. Do not watch their TV shows. Do not buy or read their books. Do not listen to their teaching mp3’s. Really simple.

If you listen to false teaching, you take in false teaching – and sooner or later, you begin to WALK false teaching.

That’s why the Bible commands we separate from false teachers.

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 1 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)

notice there I stopped to look up what the Bible has to say about teachers. I let the Bible be my guide, and not some man. Be advised, I spent some time comparing my pastor to the word of God, and I am confident that he teaches rightly. But I still check his sermons against the word. Notice the Bereans were not contentious, but had readiness of mind. They searched the Scriptures daily whether these things be so.

Look up that verse. Remember, Wordsearch basic is free. I recommend it. I’m also hoping they take my 53 different product suggestions and incorporate them into Wordsearch 11, which they assured me they will do! But hey, that was over a year ago, and

The first button on the left of wordsearch is the search button. Click that, and remember that you can type in the word AND in capital letters to search for two words at the same time. Type in “berea” into the search engine.

Read the verse in context. Take careful note what it says. Where is the punctuation? some very learned men put that punctuation in place, to help future Christians be able to learn how to understand their bibles.

hopefully you also downloaded the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge add-on book. It’s free. you should be in Acts 17:11 if you did the search right. Now click on the tab that says “treasury”.

Read ALL of those verses it lists as cross references for Acts 17:11. Wow. this is rightly dividing! Now let me give a disclaimer – when someone tells you some kind of heresy and claims you can’t rightly divide – remind them “space travel is not in the bible.

Show them how to rightly divide! Literally, in context, punctuation, scriptural against scriptural.

You might want to check Torrey’s topical and Nave’s topical as well while studying. They too are free. Bible study is fascinating, and it’s amazing how all this stuff is sprinkled all throughout the Bible!

Now that I’ve armed you against false teachers, let’s examine some of the teachings they introduce.

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There you go. Very often, they are not interested in introducing new teachings, they are interested in getting you away from right teachings.

But the Bible says some desire to be teachers of the Law.

Messianic Judaism, anybody?

They forbid marriage.

Moonies (for all their adherents) and Roman Catholics (for the priesthood).

They forbid eating of meats. (Worldwide Church of God, Messianic Judaism and Jehovah’s witnesses (kosher and refraining from eating blood in meat) – or Seventh Day Adventists (vegetarianism) – not to mention the ultra-ridiculous Hallelujah Acres nonsense of the 90’s, which forbids sugar, and insists on vegetarianism.

The Bible says they will deny the Lord who bought them.

Too many to count!

One of the cardinal rules of cults is that at some point they disparage the Cross of Christ, or the person of Christ. That’s almost always.

They insist he is an angel (Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christadelphians) and not God, they insist he’s a glorified man and not God (Word Faith, Mormonism, Christian Science, oneness Pentacostalism, Victoria Osteen), they insist he’s Messiah but not God (Messianic Judaism).

They insist on salvation by works and not of faith (Seventh Day Adventists, Roman Catholics, Messianic Judaism, Jehovah’s witnesses, Mormons, Worldwide church of God, the Way International, Christian Science).

Before I hear that Roman Catholicism does not teach salvation by works (and yes, we had that argument erupt in the NICEST possible way from a… well, really nice guy!), read this – right from the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.

“If anyone says that justifying faith is nothing else than confdence in divine mercy, which remits sins for Christ’s sake, or that it is this confidence alone that justifes us, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Council of Trent, Sixth Session, Canons Concerning Justifcation, Canon 12).

“If anyone says that the justice received is not preserved and also not increased before God through good works, but that those works are merely the fruits and signs of justifcation obtained, but not the cause of its increase, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Council of Trent, Sixth Session, Canons Concerning Justifcation, Canon 24).

Now.

Let me add another form of false teaching. That echoes back to yesterday and the “Be wordly” philosophy.

This ones says, “Everyone is saved, because God is in awe of how GREAT and SPECIAL you are! Oh my goodness! You personally are so great, you should die for the sins of everyone else! Well, the only people that aren’t saved are those ‘holier than thou fundamentalists.”

That’s the most infectious source of teachings I’ve ever seen. And it’s shocking to me that one of the great Pastors of the Southern Baptist Convention was sitting there taking notes at a seminar taught by this man, who even gives instructions in his seminars on how to get rid of those troublesome fundamentalists in your church… And nobody is even aware that he’s handing you the fruit of the tree God commanded you NOT to eat!!!

Okay, ready for your two assignments? Identify at least one of the false teachers advocating this. I did the first half of the article, identify one of the second part.

Assignment number two…. download Wordsearch Basic and all the free add ons… and check this entire blog article against the Bible. Until you know your Bible well enough to immediately spot heresy and false teaching, you should be doing that with everything you hear and read.

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Thinking seriously


Reading yesterday’s poll about Evangelicals getting serious doctrines wrong – and I mean “difference between heaven and hell serious…” almost makes me think I should restart my “Correct doctrines” series.

I absolutely do not care if you get bored with that. If only one person reads an article and thinks, “oh, no… I’ve got that one wrong!”,  I will have taught a person – and if it’s one of those “serious” doctrines, hey, then I helped get a soul saved, and that’s crucial.

As far as the proofs for my Jewish people, hey… I need to get that one moving soon too. I think everyone’s spiritually mature enough to tolerate a week of that at a time!

Apostasy Part 1 Seducing Spirits


1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 1 Timothy 4:1-2 (KJV)

Just a short four part series… apostasy. We’re in the midst of the great apostasy, and I’ve got to do my best to wake you up to it. I’m sure my like minded readers understand this, that we’re in the midst of the falling away.

If you’re awake, and have been paying attention, you’ll probably be able to recognize people and advocated practices just from what I’m going to say about it.

The first and foremost weapon you have against apostasy is the Bible. The complete Bible.

I don’t have to get into Greek manuscripts and textual criticism to get an immediate agreement from Christians – you want the entire Bible, not one with missing parts.

That gets an immediate amen from just about everyone except wolves in sheep’s clothing. They want you ignorant of the bible – that way they maintain their position of authority. They’ve got another reason they don’t want you reading the complete Bible – they’re going to Hell, and they don’t want to go alone.

Who’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Well, I won’t have to name names this time. By the time I’m done, you’ll be able to fill in the blanks. You’re welcome to suggest names in the comments field.

First, seducing spirits. What’s a seducing spirit? Anything that draws you away from the worship of the true God into worship of something else.

Paganism – That’s our first identifier. No, this is not going to be a Christmas rant. Marc Monte did a message a few years back where he proves with a calendar and the Bible that Jesus Christ probably WAS born somewhere between Dec. 23-27.

So, any teaching that gets you involved in Pagan methods of Worship, or worship of pagan deities, is a seducing spirit.

Any attempt to infuse pagan methods into the worship of God is a seducing spirit.

12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, 13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known; 14 Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword. 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again. 17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; Deuteronomy 13:12-17 (KJV)

Read that, and really think about it. If God felt so strongly about it He commanded that everything in the city be burnt, He obviously takes a very dim view of us incorporating pagan methods of worship into His worship.

Pagans chant. Christians should not.

Pagans bow and pray to graven images. Christians should not.

Pagans repeat memorized prayers endlessly. Christians… well, almost never pray, but really should. How should you pray? Speaking to God with some respect and reverence – but He wants to be spoken to like a friend. Jesus Christ said in the Gospel of John that He calls us His friends. Friends that don’t speak grow apart. You should speak to God.

Pagans use beads that they run their hands across and count beads to remind themselves of where they are in their prayer cycles. Christians do not do this.

So when someone attempts to introduce contemplative mysticism into your church, quickly get together with the Pastor and speak urgently and respectfully to him about it.

When someone attempts to get you to experience the Mass, the answer is no. Will it get you closer to God? No, but it’ll teach you to make a god of your emotional experiences. And eventually begin worshipping a piece of cracker.

When someone attempts to introduce the Rosary into your church, and speak about how Catholics derive a great deal of comfort from it, remind them, “yes, but we’re Christians and saved. Christians don’t do that.”

Statues of saints? Nope. We don’t do that. We don’t dress them up, place flowers on them, offer them incense, or move them indoors to let them experience the air conditioning.

nobody’s trying to introduce this in your church? Just wait. It’s happening at churches all across the country. The Lutherans and the Episcopals have been doing Contemplative Mysticism in many churches for three or four years.

We do not bow to the queen of heaven. We do not worship – or even recognize the “mother of God”. We recognize Mary, a Jewish woman who gave birth to Jesus Christ – but she acknowledged her need of salvation in her prayer after being told her child would be the Messiah.

We do not light candles in the memory of dead Christians. Nor do we offer prayers to dead Christians.

A number of false teachers have been advocating we do exactly these things. They’re false teachers, wolves in sheeps clothing, antichrists.

Anyone who has a message of “we need to belong to the world, so we can be relevant, communicate with them, get them saved. We should listen to worldly music, drink beer, watch tv, watch worldly movies, and go clubbing…” they are trying to get you to heed the other kind of seducing spirit – to be worldly.

Any attempt to sit there at a nightclub and tell people of Jesus Christ while you smoke and drink alcohol will get you zero points. The world will mock you and call you a hypocrite.

Can you think of any people who are advocating these very things? They’re hard at work in your church right now.

Do not give heed to seducing spirits.

SermonAudio.com | New Poll Finds Evangelicals’ Favorite Heresies


SermonAudio.com | New Poll Finds Evangelicals’ Favorite Heresies.

Yup. Again, more evidence here that we’re in the midst of the Great Apostasy. Another reason why I suggest the Rapture may go unnoticed, because so many who think they’re saved are not saved.

If only 96% of Evangelicals think Christ rose from the dead… the 4% who do not are not saved. You cannot disbelieve that and be saved.

If you think Jesus Christ is a created being… you are not saved. that’s 27% of Evangelicals polled, for those wondering.

27% is a little over one out of four.

“The Holy Spirit is a force, not a being,” 58% of Evangelicals surveyed are… not saved.

You CAN’T Make mistakes like this, people! These reflect mindsets that show you do not understand the Gospel, do not believe the Bible, and have a complete misunderstanding of EVERYTHING the Bible teaches!

So statistically, if you see two evangelicals standing together, only one of them is saved… I’ve really got to question where this poll was done, because answers like this are horrifying.

Another question revealed instead not the heresy of the poll respondents, but rather… the heresy of the poll takers.

The poll was done by Ligoniers ministry, a very staunch 5 point calvinist group led by R C Sproul. Most people who were interviewed absolutely I guarantee did not understand the question, or the implication of it.

The problem with the question was, Sproul thinks its a heresy to cry out to the Lord to be saved. He thinks you’re pre-destined to be saved, and it does not require your repentence or belief – because you’re pre-determined to be saved or damned, and there’s not a thing you can do to change it. This is not something the Bible teaches – it is a heresy.

So, Sproul has something in common with the Evangelicals he polled.

Hopes


You know, I have hopes.

There’s a famous pastor with a megachurch. He’s got three components to his sermon, and he just repeats that sermon with different words, every week. He bought a former basketball arena, his mother survived cancer, and he found himself with a pulpit and a TV show when his father unexpectedly died.

If you’ve watched him once, you know exactly who he is.

He means well. He wants to be liked. He feels good being liked! He likes everybody! He wants to build you up, and make you feel better about yourself.

But he means well.

He actually reads his Bible in preparation for his sermons. And he actually quotes the Bible once or twice in each sermon.

I have hopes.

I have hopes that one of these days, he’ll be trying to find a way to re-write the one sermon he gives every week, and he’ll open his Bible, feeling very good about himself. Why, everyone likes me!

And he’ll read this.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (KJV)

and maybe JUST maybe, this very influential minister may pause and ask, “Lord… is this talking about me??? Am I one of those teachers this passage talks about?”

Because I think this man is sincere. He’s sincerely wrong in everything he teaches.

And I think if he ever realizes this, he’ll turn. And he may begin learning sound doctrine. And maybe he’ll begin speaking out.

I pray this happens. Because if Joel Osteen were to begin preaching the truth, and stand up and say, “forget everything I ever taught you! Throw my old books away!” and start addressing things like the Gospel, etc…

He could have a HUGE IMPACT. He’d lose his TV show. His book deals. And he’d finally look Larry King in the eye and say, “Yes, Larry – I believe the Bible is very clear – Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven.”

Joel – it’s better to be RIGHT than to be LIKED.

Joel may or may not be saved. I’m afraid he may well make it to heaven, and ask about his millions of followers, and hear, “Joel, you did not explain the Gospel to them. They thought if they just were happy, they would be saved. They are not very happy now.”

Joel, if he is saved, may not hear the words “Well done”. He’s blown every chance he was handed to give the Gospel, to confront the world and tell them, however gently he is led to say it, “You’re a sinner. and sin demands its payday. But you don’t have to be punished for that. God paid the way for you.”

So far, he has refused to embrace re-defining marriage, unlike a lot of other wool-clad wolves. And that gives me hope for Joel.

Pray for him.

Rightly Dividing… facts


Okay, here’s a bitter pill for many to swallow, but hey, let’s throw it out there, and you’re welcome to disagree with me, because I’ll only comment on it once.

Yes, we’re in the middle of the Great Apostasy. But we need to rightly divide.

Yes, there’s conspiracy all around us. Here’s a common sense definition of conspiracy… when two people get together to discuss what they’re going to buy for a birthday present for someone… that’s conspiring.

Here’s what a conspiracy is not.

Let’s say hypothetically, I got a day job through Time/Life books. All I did was take books off a conveyor belt, and stuff them into boxes.

It does not mean I agree 100% with the authors of those books. I just am being paid to stuff them into boxes. It does not mean I personally sat down with all those authors, and helped them write their books.

Okay, let’s say I publish my own book, and spend a lot of money on them. It doesn’t become a million seller (a million books sitting in the cellar 😉 ), but rather, a single Christian bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin offers to stock five of my books. Yippee!!!!

It does not mean I conspired with all the other authors in that bookstore. No, I did not sit down with Kenneth Copeland and help him write his book on how sending him money will give you sweet breath and never need to brush your teeth again!

So… (sacred cow alert…)

Let’s say that Harper/Collins signs me to do a book. You all know me, Mr. Almost no compromise (I have been known to substitute Folgers for Maxwell house every now and then…)

it does not mean I sat down therefore with Benny Hinn and helped him write his latest blockbuster, “how I learned to stop worrying and accept your savings account.”

I see this all the time, from well meaning’d Christians. “So and so writes his books for Harvest House, and you know who else is on Harvest House????”

No, I don’t. Don’t care. As I demonstrated above, it’s silly to assume that because Tim Laheye and some football player both are putting out books through the same publisher, that LaHeye will be starting Sunday against the Pittsburg Steelers.

We make that mistake all the time.

No kidding, I’ve seen people write articles based upon the font used on the cover of someone’s book.

Authors have very little say about the cover of a book. You write the book, and pray sincerely to the LORD that the publishers’ don’t add to it, cut away from it, other otherwise ask you to change the wording of key passages, or even “can you update your Bible quotes to the NIV??? We’ve got stock in that company, and it will make up more money.”

Very often, you’re handed your proofs for the pages after they’re typeset for your review. It’s the last stage. You’ve had almost no say whatsoever in your book. You read it with some fear they’ve changed everything.

“what’s the cover?”

“it’s going to be the sillouette of a helicopter hovering over Babylon.”

“uh…. sure. Ok.”

And you don’t know until you get your personal copy.

Not many people understand hand signs and their meanings. So if you give someone who spends more time with their nose in a Bible, and you get their book printed, and he sees a cover of some person holding their hand in an “ok” sign around one eye, they’re more than likely going to ask, “why that???” and get an evasive answer from the publisher. When they protest mildly, “well, I was hoping for a Bible with sun beams…” the publisher suddenly gets difficult, and starts talking about dropping your deal.

So if David Jeremiah puts out a book with someone giving an Illuminati sign on the cover, it does not mean he’s slaying goats.

No kidding, I’ve seen MANY Christian tracts, magazines, book covers, and flyers for women’s conferences where someone is flashing a gang sign. I chalk it up to ignorance, and do not imagine that the Gangster Disciples’ are infiltrating the women’s Bible studies in the Southern Baptist convention. I’ve yet to hear Deacons greet each other with, “Hey, 74! Step to the left, my friend!”

If ALL YOU HAVE to go on is the font on someone’s book, or a book cover, no, probably not.

If on the other hand, you see someone with a particular something on their book cover, like a compass, and they pose with one hand tucked inside their jacket, or holding their glasses a particular way in another, have triangles or pyramids on another cover, a G inside a diamond, etc… yeah, I think you can start claiming they’re a Freemason.

You have to have more than a book cover, and someone speaking at a single conference. You need PATTERNS.

Oh, they’re out there! Three starts a pattern. If you can show me so-and-so in a pattern of behaviour, associating with particular people, writing on a subject, flashing a handsign…

Then I can tell you a particular athlete who has a book being sold in Christian bookstores is a high ranking member of the Blood gang.

I can tell you one of the highest selling Contemporary “Christian” singers is an acknowledged member of the Illuminati, and had a televised indoctrination into the church of Satan.
No kidding. My wife is good at spotting that stuff, because I pay no attention to this world, and trust her to scan the news and tell me what’s going on.

I can tell you a large number of Southern Baptists are Freemasons. They don’t bother hiding it.

I can tell you there are indeed conspiracies. But you need more to go on than the cover of a single book, and speaking at a conference someone was told was an evangelical conference (hey, all the more reason to stay away!!!), and turns out to be a support/fundraiser for the Reverend Moon after the fact. Moonies are GOOD at manipulating Christians. How many of you subscribe to a moonie newspaper? No kidding. It’s actually journalistically a very good newspaper. I’m not going to tell you which one, but if you live on the East Coast, yeah… you’ve bought an issue at least once.

Aha! You’ve bought a Moonie newspaper! I KNEW you were conspiring with the Reverend Sun Myung Moon!

AND you drink Folgers! So… you’re connected with Charles Manson!

I KNEW IT!!!!

I jest, but really… look for the pattern. Trust me, if they’re part of it, they’ll laugh to themselves as they exhibit the pattern. They think we don’t see it. Trust me, it’s out there, and they no longer bother hiding it. And it’lll be much more obvious than just three repetitions.

Just PLEASE don’t look for it inside every cereal box. You don’t have to search for it. It’s in the open. If you want to expose that, please do. That helps.

Carry on!

Comment policy restated… after the first and second admonition reject (reposted again!)


It seems I’m having to repost this time and again, because nobody is really stopping to read it. Let’s try it one more time.

This is my blog. I post on it what edifies and instructs like minded believers, and those who are seeking the truth. “what is it I should know as a Christian?” Or even, “I want to know the truth, but all religions seem to say the same thing… can someone show me the right way?”

If you’re coming here to try to find a free forum, please look somewhere else. I’ve only got a hundred or so readers. I’m not about to let you infect them with incorrect teachings or heresies after I’ve labored so hard in only 13 months to teach correctly.

I’ve noticed I’ve posted many articles explaining what is correct doctrine, refuting false doctrine. refuting heresies… and everyone who’s disagreed with me on what I write has done exactly the same thing – deny what I’ve written with condensed reasons why you believe what you do.

And at no time did ANYONE answer the hundreds of points I’ve raised.

NOT ANSWERING the points I’ve raised is MISSING the point.

If I can demonstrate to you it’s Biblical, and that your viewpoint is flawed… maybe you need to study it and pray about it? Forget trying to convince me. I’ve found the truth, and the truth has set me free.

If you’re 100% convinced in your heresy or doctrinal error, such as Preterism or Jehovah’s Witnesses or Roman Catholicism, and I won’t be able to change your mind.. you’re wasting your time and mine trying to debate.

Simply put, I believe the Holy Bible as written, what it says about God, the Lord Jesus Christ, Salvation, the Holy Spirit, Hell, etc. The people who disagree with me, quite simply, do not. That’s why I’m writing this – to SAVE you! I’m trying to keep you from going to Hell!

And if one person, just one, in Heaven says to me, “I found your blog, and it made me question what I was taught… and the Holy Spirit led me to Jesus…” it’ll all be worth it!

sooo, with that in mind……. I’d like to take this time to re-state my policy on comment debates and email debates. I don’t have time for them – not interested. I’m still in Seminary, training for whatever ministry the Lord plans on putting me in. This is my blog, and I write what I like to write about, in hopes that I will reach some and “…might by all means save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22 (KJV)

If you don’t agree – get your own blog.If you already have one… write in that one, not mine! If you want to be contentious – this is my blog. Get your own or write on your own. You have freedom of speech to write about whatever you like, and I won’t come to your blog, challenge you, and try to engage in comment wars.

I provide the ability to comment as a courtesy, and for those people who would like to hear more on some issues. Scripture commands me to admonish a heretic once, twice at the most – and reject. If I write about something that refers to your position as a heresy – that’s admonition number one.

If I allow your comment – which I usually will allow one, unless it’s a Ad Hominem attack – and answer you, that’s admonition number two. After that, Scripture commands I break it off. Just in case you’re not understanding what an Ad Hominem attack is, calling me a liar repeatedly fits that description.

If your comments are basically taking the form of a 600-page dissertation,… it’s not going through either. I’m very sorry. I work a job, and am currently working on my Master’s degree.

See below for questions. Thank you, and have a very good day!

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:17-18 (KJV)

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Ephesians 5:6-9 (KJV)

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11 (KJV)

6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 8 Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 (KJV)

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 1 Timothy 6:3-5 (KJV)

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Timothy 2:15-26 (KJV)

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)

6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 2 John 1:6-11 (KJV)

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 2 John 1:10 (KJV) 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8-9 (KJV)

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:5 (KJV) 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)

10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 2 Timothy 4:10 (KJV)

27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27 (KJV)

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 (KJV)

15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. Proverbs 14:15 (KJV)

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11 (KJV)

5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)

Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (KJV)

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14 (KJV)

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 1 Timothy 6:3-5 (KJV)

9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. Titus 3:9-11 (KJV)