Friday, July 06, 2018

Hillsong Songwriter: "songs are like poo"

THIS is why it MATTERS who writes "worship" songs. At least the heretics admit it---Evangelicals don't.

From the "Christian" Post:

"Songs are like poo," Ligertwood told Vous Church Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. after he praised her famous worship song "Hosanna" and asked where the ideas for her worship song come from.

"Whatever you feed yourself, is what's going to come out. You could say life is like that," she described. "Scripture is the answer to that. I love to read, I love the Bible, I have a bad back because of it."

Ligertwood explained that meditating and chewing on Scripture is what keeps her focused on the right lyrics to put together.

Adding, "Songs are not only like poo, but songs are almost like the ground that's fertilized by the manure of life."

End quote.
Her pastor went on to say:
"We do put more effort into the theology of our songs than we ever have before for that very reason (of being able to reach into the hearts of people around the world)," he said. "So we have people specifically who, every single song has to fit through a system of being tested by theologians." - Heretic Brian Houston of Hillsong church.

For info on WOF Houston and his church empire-movement go here , here, and here (I can't endorse all the links there, however it gives info for further research). False teacher and former "pastor" Christine Caine (now gone solo) has been joined with Beth Moore (selfies anyone?) and John Piper at conferences.

Socialism & Responsibility

“You cannot subsidize irresponsibility and expect people to become more responsible.”
- Thomas Sowell

This is why Scripture teaches against socialism. God demands man be responsible for himself and said if you aren't willing to work, you don't get to eat. Man is to work with his own hands so he can provide for his family and the needy (true needy) especially in the local church.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Evangelical Machine Is Increasingly Run By Marxists And Marxism Is No Friend To Biblical Christianity

The Evangelical Machine is increasingly socialist (social justice warriors, pro-LBGTQ, anti-Trump/Pence, pro-Black Liberation Theology) (SBC, TGC, T4G, PCA) & socialism hates biblical Xianity. Where do you think these Evangelicals are headed? They want to shut down biblical Xians & their churches b/c they want to shut down the Bible & It's Author, like the Pharisees.

Al Mohler was influenced by Alasdair  McIntyre a Marxist, in college, as was RodDrehre, the author of “The Benedict Option” whom Mohler promotes.
I was assigned Alasdair MacIntyre’sAfter Virtue when I was a graduate student, and I think it’s probably one of the two
or three books to which I return most often.
Tim Keller
In college he was‘heavily influenced by the neo-Marxist critical theory of the Frankfurt
School’. He writes: ‘In 1968, this was heady stuff. The social activism was particularly attractive, and the critique of American bourgeoisie society was compelling…’[3] He admits that he ‘was emotionally’ drawn to the social activism of the neo-Marxists. ‘How could I turn back to the kind of orthodox Christianity that supported segregation in the South and apartheid in South Africa?’ [4]
In response to the question: Is God on the Side of the Poor? He writes: ‘This
emphasis in theBible has led some, like Latin American theologian Gustavo
Gutierrez, to speak of God’s ‘preferential option for the poor.’[13] But Keller
does not tell his readers that Gutierrez is a Dominican priest, who is regarded
as the father of Liberation Theology.”
Rick Warren uses Marxism in his Hegelian Dialectic argumentation and promotion of socialism.

In Acts we see the persecution of real Xians. It was first by the religious establishment--the one that used the current Roman government to try & silence Christ Jesus the Lord. That's what we're about to see w/ today's Marxist Evangelical establishment (Evangelical Mafia) unleashed.

First it started with mocking when they heard the Gospel and the deeds of God through men who spoke in their languages without having learned their languages: Act 2:12 And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" Act 2:13 But others were mocking and saying, "They are full of sweet wine."

Then it increased to being disturbed and jailing them:

Act 4:1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees, came upon them, Act 4:2 being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. Act 4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.

The religious leaders followed up their trial of Peter and John by restricting their speech and then threats (notice that at this point they feared the people so they restricted themselves--for a time):

Act 4:17  "But in order that it may not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to any man in this name." 
Act 4:18  And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 
Act 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; Act 4:20 for we cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard." Act 4:21 And when they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which they might punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;

Then came the beatings: 

Act 5:40 And they took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them to speak no more in the name of Jesus, and then released them. Act 5:41 So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

Following that, when Stephen evangelized we see an increase of persecution including the religious experts trying to argue with him, the stirring up the crowds and finding men willing to be false witnesses and then the murder of Stephen in Acts 6-7.

Marxism is opposed to biblical Truth. It is godless, idolizes the government and is corrupt. It's leaders have oppressed, starved and murdered millions of people over the years. While promising equality and justice, it is anything but.

Monday, July 02, 2018

A Biblical Christian Sees The Hand Of Our Sovereign God In All Things

“Take the case of Job. When loss after loss came his way what did he do? Bemoan his "bad luck"? Curse the robbers? Murmur against God? No; he bowed before Him in worship. Ah! dear reader, there is no real rest for your poor heart until you learn to see the hand of God in everything. But for that, faith must be in constant exercise. And what is faith? A blind credulity? A fatalistic acquiescence? No, far from it. Faith is a resting on the sure Word of the living God, and therefore says "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" (Rom. 8:28); and therefore faith will give thanks "always for all things." Operative faith will "Rejoice in the Lord alway" (Phil. 4:4).
~ Arthur Pink 1918

Today's Celebrity Evangelical Leaders Are False Teachers: here's why

2Pe 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

What did they teach falsely about and thus proved to deny the lordship of the Lord they claimed?

Genesis: Noah, the Flood, the establishment of the rainbow's righteous sign, the sexual deviancy of Sodom, Gormorrah and the surrounding cities.

Their Evangelical progeny today don't respond the way righteous Lot did, to such unnatural desires (corrupt DESIRES of the flesh" as v. 10 states) of sodomy:

2Pe 2:7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men
2Pe 2:8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day with their lawless deeds),

Today they not only tolerate sodomy, they redefine it's sinfulness as a sin "common to man", which it isn't. They aren't tortured in their souls because of the heinous wicked desires and it's behavior.

2Pe 2:9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
2Pe 2:10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt DESIRES and DESPISE authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,

Such heresies as tolerance and redefining of the desires of sodomy which God says is unnatural and corrupt; denial of the sound doctrine of Creation, Total Depravity, the Flood, the Fall, the historicity of Genesis, are evident in their fruit: immorality, impurity, sensuality, enmity, strife, jealous, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, and factions (Gal. 5:19-20). Notice, too that Peter and Paul shows the distinction between the godly and the righteous versus the ungodly and the unprincipled. There's no gray area here, no multiple qualifications, no appeal to motives of love and social justice. To see what they are doing, go here, here, here, and here.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Humility

Spiritual Love: it's not what you think


"Harvard University exemplifies everything that is wrong with the American educational system"

Shiva Ayyadurai nails Harvard. Here are some excellent excerpts:
Quote:
However, today, the same people who control education at Harvard also dominate Wall Street, write the nation’s laws, and operate global behemoths like Monsanto. They are a singular cohesive community who funnel vast sums of money to themselves, draft self-serving policies, control judicial appointments, own the media, grant taxpayer monies to non-profits, while creating monopolies from tax cuts, bailouts and venture funding.
They do all this and work with intelligence agencies that illegally surveillance innocent Americans. To add insult to injury, Harvard faculty generate propaganda -- academic, “peer-reviewed” papers --- that claim their method of running the world is the best, while trampling our political and free speech rights.
In short, Harvard is the alpha and omega of the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex -- the “Deep State,” a term we often hear these days. Almost every problem in the world -- be it corruption, an economic crash, mass poverty, or a civil strife -- can be traced back to “experts” at Harvard.
Meanwhile, Harvard faculty preach, with a neo-messianic attitude, that they are the saviors of the poor and oppressed. They purport to know the plight of African-Americans by supporting affirmative action, but their faculty roster, especially Warren’s Harvard Law School, reflects apartheid within. Harvard professors, who write our laws, want to tax us, but Harvard is tax-exempt.
Harvard professors rant against Wall Street and the power of big banks, but Harvard is a $40 billion Wall Street hedge fund with a “university” facade, which uses a relatively meager $2 billion to fund its educational activities. Harvard professors lament against gentrification, but Harvard has invaded and destroyed the diverse local Cambridge neighborhood taking over prime real estate from the poor. Its greed has no bounds, even spanning continents to displace black farmers in Africa and grabbing their lands.
End quote.

Go here for the full article. While he is running for Senate, I don't endorse him since I don't know him. But what he says about academia is right on the money(although he misses the spiritual aspect which is driving all we see coming from academia).

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Many Will Say "Lord, Lord"

Sunday at church, we went through Matt. 7:21-28. Some things I noticed about this passage:

Mat 7:15  "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Mat 7:18  "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

Mat 7:21  "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
Mat 7:23  "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

Notice that these are religious people doing religious works and using the name of Jesus as if He sanctioned them.

These people try to justify themselves before Jesus Christ Himself--to His face, recalling their many deeds done in His name. Notice they have no fear of the Holy One of Israel, even in His presence; no humility before Him either, but an arrogance.

Things I noticed:

They  believe they are entitled, that they've earned their way into HIS kingdom by their own works, and they remind the Self Existent One of them.

They believe using His name sanctified their works. To them His name is like a rabbit's foot, a lucky charm; the thing that will get them approved by the masses and by God Himself. This is taking HIS name in vain.

They recommend themselves to Christ Jesus.

They use the name of Christ because it's lucrative for them, but He did not save nor send them.

Their religious works are sin to Christ because it's not in obedience to Christ, starting with loving God with all their hearts, believing and trusting in Christ and HIS cross work, repenting of their sin.

Rom 5:1  Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.....Rom 5:5  and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

They redefine what is "good". God says what is good is obeying HIM from the heart--doing what He says and doing it IN Him. Religious works aren't good by nature. It's about the foundation, the source by which one does things.

These people are self-justified, not justified by God.

They are lawless because they work on their own terms and standards, not God's.

Rom 10: 3  For not knowing about God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 

Their works aren't good. God gets to define what is good.

Their's is a superficial artifice built on sand which will be utterly destroyed along with them.

They seem to think they did Jesus a favor by doing all their works--miracles even--in His name--with an attitude of "how dare you question us? We did all these things in YOUR name and you stand there judging US?" Think: Pharisees. It's the same spirit, same religious elitism & hypocrisy.

They are arguing with Christ to enter Heaven even though it's HIS kingdom and HIS authority and HIS choice.

They believe that the Perfect, thrice Holy God should accept their lawlessness because it was't really lawlessness--they were "good" works, done in His name, after all. They redefine what is "good" and "bad".

They deny the lordship and kingship of Christ Himself--TO HIS FACE.

The numbers of people/leaders, followers, works, and trials doesn't legitimize these false leaders' ministry. Jesus Himself said they were lawless and their deeds were lawless.

They wanted to reverse the roads--make the narrow road broad, and the broad road narrow. This would allow these "many" into the kingdom. This is against His standard and authority. Jesus is the God of precision. HE alone is the ONLY way, truth, and life--no one can go to the Father except by HIM.

We can know who is of Christ and who isn't. We can by vigorously testing them by the Scriptures through the HOLY Spirit, NOT by appearance (numbers who follow them, years of "service", numbers of books and speaking engagements, numbers of famous men who approve of them, verbiage, seminary degrees, etc.):

Mat 7:15  "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
Mat 7:16  "You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they?
Mat 7:17  "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
Mat 7:18  "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
Mat 7:19  "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Mat 7:20  "So then, you will know them by their fruits.

1Jn 4:1  Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Mat 7:5  "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Discernment is wisdom in judging what is right from what is almost right. It demands going beyond the immediate appearance.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

David Platt Claims Isa Is The Messiah And Has Visited Muslims Through Dreams

Elizabeth Prata posted this on Facebook, but here is an excerpt (the link to the entire article is posted below):

Excerpts:

"Below is a transcription of David Platt’s 2018 report of the International Mission Board to the Southern Baptist Convention, June 2018. I transcribed the report from a video recorded by Robin Self, who was present and personally video-recorded the 6 minute speech....."


"We’re seeing thousands of Persian, Iranian, and Afghan refugees coming to
know Christ across Europe....We’re seeing refugees come to Christ, become disciple makers, and return to their war-torn homeland to rebuild the foundations of
their lives and communities on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "

The man said, ‘You don’t understand. I’ve had several dreams over the last three

nights. And in each dream a man wearing white has told me he had the way to
salvation for my family and me…[interrupted by applause, Platt raises his voice]
“Last night, a man, that man, appeared to me again, and told me a man dressed in
white would come to my home the next day telling me the way of salvation.
When we saw you standing outside we knew we needed to invite you in and
hear whatever you had to say to us.” [rising applause].
“This formerly Muslim couple is now a follower of Isa the Messiah.”" https://www.facebook.com/robin.s.self/videos/10214424869714556/ v
ideo link at Facebook page of Robin Self, who was present and video-recorded t
he 6-min speech. Transcription is by Elizabeth Prata.
~End quote
These aren't refugees, they're invaders for allah--it's called hijrah. As for these dreams (which are all pretty similar which is therefore suspect in itself and I have written about them here), "Jesus" doesn't identify Himself, doesn't tell them to repent of their sin,
does't tell them to reject Islam and the satanic allah & all their works, doesn't tell
them of the Triune God. In other words, a fake Jesus, fake conversions, fake gospel.
Isa is not Jewish, is not the Son of God, is not part of the Triune God, and did not die
on the cross & rise from the dead three days later according to the Scriptures.
Also, asking someone if they want to believe and be baptized shows a false gospel.
We see in Acts, it's a command to believe & the result is baptism. Platt's works righteousness (which goes back several years---he's good at trying to guilt people
by attaching them to his conscience),falsifying Isa, and justifying these Jesuses that
show up is NOT of Christ at all. He's a Western tool for Islam.

Also, this idea of exporting seminaries to other countries continues to grow,
as Platt stated: "God is raising up biblically grounded leaders for the church in east Asia
thru theological education that is now being conducted completely in their
local language.
Leaders are being trained in seminaries in the Americas, Europe, East Asia,
South East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. One theological seminary has grown
from 50 to 550 students in the last 4 years. This year we are training 100 pastors,
40 church planters, and 40 international missionaries, all of them just having
enrolled in this one seminary."
Seminaries are not biblical. They are extra-biblical and they are replacing
the biblical authority and role of the local church among professing Christians.
They are also taking a lot of money as well. Seminaries are a problem because
they appeal to a wider base in order to bring in more people and funds. From
the top, down, they teach, practice, then export doctrinal triage. This in turn is
taught to the churches. The result is an arrogance of judging what Jesus has
commanded to teach, as of less importance if it's seen as divisive (while at the
same time these men will indeed divide on their self-labeled "secondary" or
even "tertiary" issues), and causes the people to stay immature and ungodly.
Scripture repeatedly states that sound doctrine leads to sound living; that one
is sanctified and grows in maturity precisely because one is taught, believes,
and practices by His Holy Spirit, the sound doctrines in Scripture (I deal with
it multiple times--here's a list). 
1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the
darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;
1Ti 1:3  As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at 
Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange 
doctrines, 4  nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies,
which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the 
administration of God which is by faith.
1Ti 6:3  If anyone advocates a different doctrine, and does not agree with
sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine
conforming to godliness, 
I noticed that Platt is evaluating according to the flesh quite literally: ethnicities
and numbers. Neither of which should be a focus, especially numbers. This isn't
biblical, this is more Evangelical Machinery, making people think they're religious
while on the broad road. The spirit of the Pharisees is alive and well.