Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Profile of the Evangelical Magisterium

The Evangelical Magisterium where only the leaders have "real" knowledge and understanding because they went to seminary. They are our Betters. We're useful only for their paycheck and adulation.

They give lip-service to being tested b/c when you actually test them and find them wanting, you'll find yourself disciplined.

They are unteachable.

They lack love for the souls of the sheep, feeding them poisoned food as they smile and say it's in the name of the Lord, thinking we should be grateful for such rot.

They reject the priesthood of the believer, they grieve, even reject, the Spirit's work in the non-seminarian, not-rich donor types.

They commit the sin of partiality w/o repenting of it. What does Scripture say about partaking of the Lord's Table unworthily?

God's judgment begins in the house of God (1 Peter 4:17). He holds these men who by position & claim, think they're mature, to a higher account and HIS judgment is precise (James 3:1). May the Lord bless His children with true, faithful churches, little as they will be. Such a thing is a fine thing, a haven for the soul who seeks the pure milk and meat of all of Scripture, where true unity is based on the true, absolute, and exclusive doctrines of Scripture. Pray for such a flock--the Lord is honored by that and I do believe He will answer your prayer. I know He did for me.

Roman Catholicism Is Infiltrating Christian School, Homeschool, and Seminary Curriculum

Social justice (Rome's liberation theology) is coming to your kids even in homeschool & Christian school curriculum (it also is in the seminaries). Satan is truly trying to undermine the Lord's authority and Word. Be diligent and be even more careful in what you and your kids read as you are about what you and your family eat. Truth is exclusive and precise. We must be also. Listen to the voice of the Shepherd, not the voice of a stranger.

The names are familiar and people should avoid these men. The article from Thirty-three Pieces of Silver states:

"Again TGC and Keller promote the Templeton Foundation funded New City Catechism as a modern-day resource...

Keller’s Redeemer Church and TGC have obtained grant funding to produce The New City Catechism (NCC). It is also now being made into a devotional and Homeschool curriculum. The New City Catechism is funded by John Templeton Foundation. Templeton’s work is product of concern from Social Scientist....

The New City Catechism Devotional has the TGC gang helping your child learn neo-Calvinism

“Each question features a relevant Scripture reading, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors, including JOHN PIPER, TIM KELLER, AND KEVEN DEYOUNG, and historical figures, such as Augustine, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and many others. Designed for use in a variety of contexts, The New City Catechism Devotional is a valuable resource for helping believers learn and meditate on the key doctrines that stand at the heart of the Christian faith.”

The New City Catechism curriculum provides study guides for 8-11 Sunday School and Homeschool."

~article (caps, my emphasis)

Other men pushing this Romanism (via attachment to The Acton Institute, founded by a Roman Catholic named Father Sirico as a way to push "Catholic social thought"): Al Mohler and Os Guiness, along with Southern Seminary (other seminaries including Reformed Theological Seminary and Beeson are using the curriculum too):
Thirty-three Pieces of Silver continues,"Therefore, with the support of the Kern Family Foundation, Acton has sponsored curriculum initiatives at thirteen evangelical seminaries.” (p. 63) These seminaries include Dr. Albert Mohler’s Southern Seminary which sponsors The Commonweal Project. " At the same time, SBC's president, Russell Moore is pushing Roman Catholic mystic Thomas Merton, on social media:


Moore's condemned as a false teacher according to Gal. 1:8-9; John 10:4-5; 2John 9-11. John Piper is also pushing an interfaith unity with Roman Catholics, stating that a person (specifically Roman Catholics) can deny the doctrine of Imputation (which is the heart of the Gospel's justification, by the way), believe other parts of the gospel and be saved. That right there is damnable doctrine, heresy, and blapshemous. He also thinks the pope is a legitimate position, if only it were held by a "more righteous" man. Funny that a Reformer doesn't call for the destruction of the office and that church.....
Rome has a n PR campaign called "Catholics Come Home". Reformers and Baptists are heeding the siren's call, proving they were never of the Faith ( 1 John 2:19). This passage is very appropriate: 

Joh 10:1 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. Joh 10:2 "But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. Joh 10:3 "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. Joh 10:4 "When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. Joh 10:5 "And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Joh 10:6 This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them. Joh 10:7 Jesus therefore said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. Joh 10:8 "All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Psychiatrist: don't use words like "lazy"

Breitbart reports:

A leading psychiatrist has identified six words people should not use, because they are “accompanied by feelings of moral judgment, hatred and utter rejection,” Business Insider revealed Monday...

“Words like selfish, stupid, spoiled, and lazy” can be more damaging than we realize, the article warns.
“These are dividing words, misunderstanding concepts, rather than language which joins and deepens mutuality and self-relationship,” Brenner asserts, and their use constitutes “an act of linguistic violence.”
The word “lazy,” for instance, “suggests there’s something fundamentally wrong with you if you can’t work hard,” Brenner writes, while “the answer may simply be to give yourself smaller goals.”
End quote.

This demonstrates why Scripture prohibits going to the world for wisdom. Psychology is deadly. It feeds the monster of Self. It calls sin "good" as it's proponents (who are usually really messed up themselves) justify sin. They refuse to acknowledge that such sinful behavior affects others around them. Indeed often, psychologists blame others for the sin of their customer, which is why we've got bad parenting, bad schools, and a bad judicial system (all of which have been infested by psychology).
I find Brenner's thinking in his argument false because he's claiming that the use for the word "lazy" suggests you can't work hard and thus something's wrong with you. Actually that's not what the word suggests. It means you CAN work hard but REFUSE to do so, and THAT'S the fundamental problem. 

Using proper words, the ones he doesn't want used, is exactly why we should use them--they rightly identify the problem and therefore the solution. If a person physically can't work, they aren't being lazy, they are handicapped or disabled. So a lazy person isn't incapable of work, it's just that they don't want to work and what's the result of that? Others are impacted--their schedules, time, energy, focus. People are put out or have to carry more of a burden because the person is lazy--this is the problem. God calls it sin. God demands that each man work. A productive individual makes for a productive family and society. A lazy one does just the opposite (imagine a lazy military or police or husband?).

Pro 18 :9  Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys. 

Pro 19:15  Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. 

Pro 6:6  Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, 
Pro 6:7  Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, 
Pro 6:8  Prepares her food in the summer, And gathers her provision in the harvest. 
Pro 6:9  How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 
Pro 6:10  "A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest"-- 
Pro 6:11  And your poverty will come in like a vagabond, And your need like an armed man. 

1Th 4:11  and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 
1Th 4:12  so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
2Th 3:8  nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. 9  It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat
Not only that, but a lazy person is an idle person and an idle person starts to get involved in affairs not their own. 

1Ti 5:13  And at the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention. 
1Ti 5:14  Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; 
1Ti 5:15  for some have already turned aside to follow Satan. 

So instead of listening to demonic psychology, we should abhor & reject it completely:

Jas 3:14  But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 
Jas 3:15  This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 
Jas 3:16  For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 

Eph 4:17  This I say therefore, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 
Eph 4:18  being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 
Eph 4:19  and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality, for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness
Eph 4:20  But you did not learn Christ in this way, 
Eph 4:21  if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus

Jas 4:4  You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Brenner said not to use the six words (lazy, spoiled, stupid, selfish, bored, and hypocrite) "because they are “accompanied by feelings of moral judgment, hatred and utter rejection" according to Breitbart's report. But Brenner is himself making moral judgments makes him a hypocrite.  Also we are indeed to make judgments on morals or immorality. That's how one deals with behavior, after all. This is common sense. It boggles the mind that someone so educated is so utterly foolish and void of common sense.  Psychology makes people become drama queens, too. I mean, to be rightly called "lazy" is really going to make someone feel like another person hates them and are totally rejected? Really? That's quite a jump, especially in regard to parenting. One can see Brenner's inner teenager revealed here. Correction of bad behavior is the job of every parent and teacher IF they want a productive, less-selfish individual in their community. 







Monday, December 17, 2018

Evangelical Leaders and Sin

Today's Evangelical leaders believe error has no consequence and isn't sinful, and they believe that sin has little consequence except for the "big" ones like adultery or murder.

It's not what they always say--indeed they might profess what is true. The measure of a man, especially a teacher, is what they proclaim AND practice. 

Most today deny and divorce sound doctrine from sound living (godliness).

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,
1Ti 6:4  he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,
1Ti 6:5  and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

2Pe 1:3  seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2Pe 1:4  For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 
2Pe 1:5  Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge;
2Pe 1:6  and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness; 
2Pe 1:7  and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
2Pe 1:8  For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unsound doctrine leads to unsound living. False teaching (anything that isn't true according to Scripture) cannot help in sanctification. Rather, it is corrupt.

The notion that sin has little consequence (except for the "biggies"), is bound to the notion of "easy believism" divorces doctrine and practice from the believer. Usually men hide it:

by layers of associations: surround themselves with staff or associates but can't go directly to the "top" man (as they have set it up--"senior pastor" for example). No direct access to himself.

by attaching themselves to a perceived sound man, thus looking solid and trustworthy himself (that is, they borrow perceived qualities of a well known or top wrung man).

by promoting or worse, believing one's own PR

Worse, such leaders redefine sin:

They create categories of sin: lesser sins are justified by human nature ("nobody's perfect", "we all sin"); greater sins: will incur church discipline for the people, but rarely for the elders (our "betters"); they use the opinions and practices of leaders, scholarly degrees, books written, as well as attendance to conferences to measure truth and a man's spiritual standing (1Cor 1:20-21; 3:18-21). These are fleshly things used to determine what is by nature, spiritual (1 Cor 2:14).

They violate this: 1Co 1:26  For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27  but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,

In the Evangelical leaders' attempt to redefine sin, they also necessarily they don't even see sin AS sin, such as:

favoritism, celebrity, evil desires (empire building, church gluttony (bigger and better facilities for attracting people--that is, appealing to the flesh to get bigger numbers), sodomy), unsound doctrine (evolution, psychology, pragmaticism, doubting of Scripture); hypocrisy; plagiarism (stealing) (in books, sermons--quotes); self promotion, flaunting freedom; association with false teachers.

Scripture calls these things sin and what does the Lord instruct us to do regarding sin? Confess it and repent of it. To deny one is in sin and if you remain in unrepentant sin (especially when we're talking about teachers and leaders) Scripture states:

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; 

1Jn 1:8  If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1Jn 1:10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

1Co 11:27  Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
1Co 11:28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
1Co 11:29  For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he does not judge the body rightly.
1Co 11:30  For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.

To deny for example, that one is guilty of the sin of favoritism while he is truly guilty of it (1Cor 1-3, James 2, 3 John 9-11; Gal. 4:16-17) is to argue with Scripture and not humbly accept God's verdict:

Jas 1:18  In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures.
Jas 1:19  This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
Jas 1:20  for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
Jas 1:21  Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
Jas 1:22  But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 
Jas 1:23  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 
Jas 1:24  for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

This requires action:

Mat 18:15  "And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
Mat 18:16  "But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.
Mat 18:17  "And if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-gatherer.

1Ti 5:19  Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.
1Ti 5:20  Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also may be fearful of sinning.
1Ti 5:21  I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.
1Ti 5:22  Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thus share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

Discernment Means Separating From Fools

Pro 14:7  Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.

People and their views have impacts on us. Be careful who you are influenced by. Don't fall for the Post-Modern notion of "truth in everything".  If you stay in the presence of fools (those who have disdain for biblical doctrine  and who won't fear Yahweh), then you won't have discernment--you'll subcomb to false wisdom and ungodliness.


Eph 4:17  This I say therefore, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 
Eph 4:18  being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
Eph 4:19  and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality, for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
Eph 4:20  But you did not learn Christ in this way,

Heb 5:14  But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Wisdom

Jas 1:2  Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
Jas 1:3  knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
Jas 1:4  And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Jas 1:5  But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Jas 1:6  But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 
Jas 1:7  For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 
Jas 1:8  being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

True wisdom is found in Christ alone:

Col 2:2  that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
Col 2:3  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Col 2:4  I say this in order that no one may delude you with persuasive argument.
Col 2:5  For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
Col 2:6  As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
Col 2:7  having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
Col 2:8  See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. 
Col 2:9  For in Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
Col 2:10  and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Influence,Position, Truth, Separation: pragmatism is the compromise


"That argument I have heard hundreds of times when people have been urged to come out of false positions and do the right. But what have you and I to do with maintaining our influence and position at the expense of truth? It is never right to do a little wrong to obtain the greatest possible good . . . You duty is to do the right; consequences are with God."
~C.H.S., 1868, Sermon at Metropolitan Tabernacle.

"One thing is clear to us, we cannot be expected to meet in any union which comprehends those whose teachings on fundamental points is exactly the reverse of that which we hold dear. Cost what it may to separate ourselves from those who separate themselves from the truth of God is not alone our liberty but our duty."
~C.H.S.,The Sword and the Trowel

Friday, December 14, 2018

Wheaton's Secular Response To Pro-Life Speaker

As Breitbart reports:

Students at the Evangelical Christian Wheaton College in Illinois said that a guest lecture from a pro-life speaker made them feel “unsafe” while recounting his life story of being a Black American conceived through rape and put up for adoption at birth....

Bomberger responded to the statement by arguing that the students only want Blacks to hold certain perspectives.
“It would be a disservice to the students if I, as an African-American, were only allowed to express a particular (and decidedly secular) perspective on culture-shifting issues,” Bomberger wrote in an email statement. “I am a person of color, a clarifying fact which you conveniently left out of your letter of denouncement… For anyone —student, faculty, or staff — to claim that they were ‘unheard’ or ‘underrepresented’ obviously didn’t stay for the 25 minutes of Q&A that followed or the additional 30 minutes that I stayed and responded to more thoughtful questions… Are students at Wheaton taught to fear or taught to think?”
End quote.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Persecutors of the Christian

"If you are a Christian, you must expect to be dragged through all the muddy pools that your persecutors can find. If you do even a little wrong, they will magnify it a thousand times. If you do no wrong at all, the most blameless life will not enable you to escape from the envenomed tongue of slander. If that is your lot, just bear it. Be willing to be Christ's servant, to be, as the apostle Paul was, Christ's branded slave, bearing in your body the marks of the Lord Jesus."

- Charles Spurgeon

Anne Lotz Thinks She's A Type of Israel and Prophet

Anne Lotz proves yet again why God prohibits women from being teachers and leaders of men and women.

As the "Christian" Post reported:
“In the Bible, God often had His spokespersons live out the message He gave them …before they delivered the message to the people,” she said.
“Hosea was instructed to marry a woman who then became unfaithful to him as he lived out in a very personal way the broken heart of God over unfaithful Israel,” Lotz said of one of her examples.
Lotz noted that she was born not only in the same year, but one week to the day of Israel’s establishment in May 1948.
“Just as my cancer is a potentially fatal disease, is Israel also in danger of being attacked in a potentially fatal way? Just as my cancer struck suddenly and unexpectedly through no fault of my own, will Israel also be struck by her enemies suddenly and unexpectedly through no fault of her own?”
She continued: “Just as I have not been immediately and quickly delivered from cancer, will Israel also not be quickly delivered from her enemies as she was in the 1967 war? Just as I am having to fight the cancer with chemotherapy cell by cell, will Israel also have to fight her enemies region by region, village by village, street by street, house by house?”

She has a high view of herself and likens herself to prophets and thus to Israel.
She claims God heart was "broken" over Israel's apostasy.
She holds to numerology, trying to find significance in her birthday and that of Israel's modern installation.

She's not a prophet nor a spokeswoman for God.
She's given false prophecies before.
God's heart isn't "broken" over Israel. That would connote a deficiency in Him but there is none. He isn't done with Israel, but He is angry with her. This is clearly taught in Isaiah.

Just because her birthday is NEAR the time of Israel's installation as a nation, doesn't it make her signification. "Almost" or "near" isn't the same as the "same" day. Like all her other prophecies, she still misses the accuracy God demanded of His prophets.




The NAE Supports LBGT Freedom For Self Preservation

The "Christian" Post reported:

In October, the NAE passed a motion called "Fairness For All" which asks Congress to consider laws that regard human beings as made in God's image and that sexual relations be reserved for the marriage of a man and a woman; that long-standing civil rights laws and First Amendment protections guaranteeing the free exercise of religion be supported; and that no one should be discriminated against, face harassment or violence because of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

As Christian higher educators, we are increasingly persuaded that the most viable political strategy is for comprehensive religious freedom protections to be combined with explicit support for basic human rights for members of the LGBT community,” wrote Houghton College President Shirley Mullen, who serves on both the CCCU and NAE board, in a position paper provided to NAE board members....

Johnnie Moore, president of the KAIROS Company, a NAE board member who serves on President Donald Trump's evangelical advisory board, is supporting the motion "because it puts down markers in an important conversation," he told World.

There doesn't need to be a conversation. God has already spoken. Truth needs to be unapologetically and boldly proclaimed. A conversation denotes two sides equally sharing views. That is not the biblical way. Christians don't need to work through and try to figure out and have emotions toward homosexuality and transgenders issues. There is zero credibility (or common sense) on the side of LGBT. There's only one truth regarding this: it's all wrong. Done. Move on.

Also you can't hold to biblical and traditional marriage of one man to one woman AND hold to LBGT. Those two are diametrically opposed to each other. 


I have no doubt part of their issue is keeping federal funding coming in. But also, it shows that they want freedom for hedonism in order to keep their own freedom. That isn't biblical either. Besides that, Scripture promises persecution for those who side with Christ in walk and talk. What they're doing is fearing man and in  doing so, compromising absolute Truth. Their way is crooked, pragmatic, and wholly self serving. Certainly NOT Christ-serving. Pragmatism isn't HIS way when it comes to things pertaining to life and godliness. He has already spoken.





Sunday, December 09, 2018

True Love Hates Wickedness: that includes "social justice"

Love--true love, agape love, loves what is righteous and hates what is not. This is the nature of true, godly, love:
Psa 97:10 Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

1Co 13:6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth

Truth is knowable and absolute.

Wickedness and unrighteous is a all that is not according to God's holiness and word. It is knowable and unchanging because God is knowable and unchanging. Sin has been defined by God in Scripture and it cannot be redefined by people today according to one's sentimentality or culture.

God's justice is perfect, holy, righteous, and inflexible. It is not one of favoritism because of it's precise and absolute holiness.

Psa 97:2 Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

The Law shows His standard which hasn't changed between testaments nor between the NT and now, because it's Author is unchanging. If God is unchanging, and He is, then His Word, promises, threats, and warnings are unchanging and we will see their fruition in the End. It is in the Tribulation where we see God's inflexible iron of justice and absolute precise sword being weilded against all unbelievers for their rebellious unbelief after His merciful warnings to repent. He shows zero favoritism. Even to the widow and orphan. This is why Evangelicalism's co-belligerence with the worldly social "justice" is wrong. It presumes all widows,orphans, and Blacks to be righteous, all rich to be unrighteous, and all whites, especially males, to be unrighteous. This is the sin of favoritism.

Lev 19:15 'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Jas 2:1 My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism.

Isa 9:17 Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young men, Nor does He have pity on their orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, And every mouth is speaking foolishness. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.

1Co 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 1Co 6:10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Co 6:11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
Jude 1:7  just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Orphans, widows,homosexuals and all ethncities will all be judged and killed in the Great Tribulation who did not repent of their sins, submit to Christ, and find salvation in Him alone. All of them. Only the remnant who turn to Christ will be saved. It has been this way from the Beginning. When people begin to believe so-called science and/or psychology which redefines what is normal,healthy, and righteous to that which is abnormal, unhealthy, and unrighteous, they are showing doubt and rebellion against God's clear Word. They then start to apologize for perceived hurt feelings by those who are offenders of God's law and at the same time accuse those who love the Law and the Lord of it with sin which is not their's. It's only a half step then, to full acceptance of the wickedness and they will oppose anyone who refuses to submit to their Pharisaical, futile, foolish declarations, associations, and agendas. This is the trajectory of both Richard Mouw who infamously apologized to the Mormons at their headquarters in Salt Lake City for--in his view-- of supposed mistreatment of Mormons by Evangelicals, and that of Al Mohler, who apologized to Mormons and homosexuals for--in his view--perceived mistreatment of homosexuals by Evangelicals. This is unjust because it: elevates these men to popish heights as if they speak on behalf of all Evangelicals, presumes sin upon all Evangelicals, and promotes tolerance for wickedness.

Social "justice" is not biblical justice by any stretch of the imagination. It begins with elevating man and ignoring (at best) God and His clear and solely authoritative Word (which makes no categories of justice at all). To have true justice is to fear the biblical God, believe all of Scripture including the sound doctrines of Creation in six literal days, eschatology, sotierology, ecclessiology, Christology, sin, the Gospel, etc. That is the foundation of knowing God's standard of righteousness and justice, as Ps 97:2 talks about. The world starts with rebellion against God and His Word and their minds are futile, dark, and without wisdom, full of foolishness and vanity.
Jas 3:15  This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.

Eph 4:17  So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 
Eph 4:18  being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 
Eph 4:19  and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 
Eph 4:20  But you did not learn Christ in this way, 
Eph 4:21  if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 
Eph 4:22  that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 
Eph 4:23  and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 
Eph 4:24  and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Rick Warren's Church Observes World AIDS Day

The "Christian" Post reports :
Saddleback Church, the Southern California-based megachurch headed by pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren, will take part in the global observance of World AIDS Day on Saturday.
“This year, all our So Cal campuses will be showing their support by passing out and wearing red HIV/AIDS awareness pins,” the church said about their efforts to "raise awareness and reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS....”
For years, Saddleback has taken an active role in helping to combat HIV/AIDS and to minister those affected by the virus. In 2012, Saddleback hosted a “Compassion Weekend” to coincide with World AIDS Day, with the two-day event focusing on Rwandan orphans whose parents died from HIV-AIDS.
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This is not new. More here. The problem is that John MacArthur is participating alongside Warren and various other false teachers at the NRB conference --the NRB claims to have a unity among their teachers and programs on the "gospel" and who Jesus is. Certainly there is no unity on doctrinal truth. 
2 John 2:9-11 still is a thing. It applies. Now more than ever.

The Sound Doctrine of Creation

Pro 8:5  "O naive ones, discern prudence; And, O fools, discern wisdom.
Pro 8:6  "Listen, for I shall speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will produce right things.
Pro 8:7  "For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Pro 8:8  "All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. 
Pro 8:9  "They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

Pro 8:12  "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.
Pro 8:13  "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I hate.
Pro 8:14  "Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
Pro 8:15  "By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
Pro 8:16  "By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly.

Pro 8:22  "The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
Pro 8:23  "From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. 
Pro 8:24  "When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.
Pro 8:25  "Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;
Pro 8:26  While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.
Pro 8:27  "When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
Pro 8:28  When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,
Pro 8:29  When He set for the sea its boundary, So that the water should not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
Pro 8:30  Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,

The sound doctrine of Creation is bound to Yahweh's eternal attributes of:
wisdom, power, eternality, righteousness, truth, prudence, hatred of evil, pride, and perverted mouths.

The doctrine is also bound to wisdom:

it is straight forward, totally true, without crookedness or perversion, it dwells with prudence, hates evil, pride, and a perverted mouth (perverted means crooked--that which is astray from Truth, that which mixes truth with error, not necessarily a cussing, foul mouth); fears Yahweh, bears and yields good, choice fruit that lasts, walks in the way of righteousness.

Psa 1:1  How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 
Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
Psa 1:3  And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
Psa 1:4  The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Psa 1:5  Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
Psa 1:6  For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

1Jn 2:21  I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 

The world's wisdom is foolish, ignorant, and dark. It argues against God and His Word (Gen. 3:1-3). James 3 says it is earthly and demonic in nature and it's fruit is heinous:

Jas 3:13  Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
Jas 3:14  But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 
Jas 3:15  This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.
Jas 3:16  For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.
Jas 3:17  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
Jas 3:18  And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

This shows that those who buy into the world's philosophies of evolution and psychology don't have wisdom nor understanding. They are then incapable of dispensing true wisdom that is healthy for the inner man. Rather their demonic philosophies promote sin and destruction.

Desires of the Heart Can Be Sinful

Pro 6:25  Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her catch you with her eyelids.

This is another verse that shows how desires can indeed be sinful. To desire the adulterous woman is sin. This is contrary to what Evangelicals are now claiming, that to desire people of the same gender isn't sinful, but that acting upon that desire is. Wrong!

Mat 5:27  "You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';
Mat 5:28  but I say to you, that everyone who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Rom 1:24  Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them.
Rom 1:25  For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Rom 1:26  For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
Rom 1:27  and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Joni Tada--Say What?

“Jesus is ecstasy beyond compare and if new hardships draw us closer to Him, I'm more than content with it.”
~Joni Eareckson Tada

She sounds more like Ann Voskamp and John Piper with such sensual talk about Jesus than she does a sound, biblical Christian. This statement is hardly biblical, nor God-fearing, nor worthy of Christ Jesus the King. It's quite fleshly and emotive.

She also recently joined the podcast "ministry" of occult writer of "Jesus Calling" fame, Sarah Young on her show. This is spiritual whoring and anti-biblical. What is wrong with celebrity Christians? They seem to be lazy and unwilling to take the time to research the ministry, conference, church, or organization that is requesting them, nor are they researching who else will they be sharing the pulpit with.  But they sure are willing to take the money and adulation offered to them.  This isn't the first problem to show Tada's compromise. Tada was also a signer of the inter-faith Manhattan Declaration as well as part of the ecumenical Lusaane Congress. In other words, her pattern is one of little discernment and compromise. Meanwhile people sit under her teaching (that's another problem) and follow her lead.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Friends of Jesus Obey His Commands: what about infant "baptism"?

Joh 15:14 "You are My friends, if you do what I command you.

Joh 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. 24  "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.

What did Jesus command about baptism and His doctrine?

Mat 28:19  "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Those down through the ages who have kept the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine and practice of infant sprinkling instead of Jesus' command of believer's immersion, while claiming to be experts in Scripture, prove to be rebels regardless of what else they said. His last command before ascending into Heaven was clear and concise, yet as the Pharisees, many hold to men's teachings as if doctrines of God. Such is a heart that stands in unrepentant sin. That is to say, they have stood as enemies of the very one they claimed as Lord.

Mat 15:8  'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. 9  'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'" 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lies People Tell Themselves: God can handle your anger, so it's ok to be angry with Him

"He can handle your panic, your fear, your anger, even your crisis of faith. Your exposed grief doesn't repulse him. Your questions don't intimidate him. Your humanity doesn't threaten him. In fact, it can be the very thing that keeps you tethered to him because it helps us to see our desperate need for him.

So when Carrie told CBS she was angry with God and it was broadcast for the world to see, she gave permission for others to be real with God, too. Ultimately we don't need "permission"—Jesus has already made a way for us to approach God as we are—but sometimes it helps to be issued an invitation to be our whole selves. In front of a worldwide audience Carrie did just that. Through being open about her experiences, she helped others to see that their grief experience is valid and that it doesn't have to be the undoing of their faith."
Except for one thing: anger at God is sin and blasphemy. It attacks the very nature of God Himself and it elevates man to a level of deserving something better. It attacks His good will towards those truly saved, and it attacks His justice towards those in rebellion against Him (while at the same time He's extending His mercy b/c he allows them to live and have many blessings anyway). It is to be unjust toward a just God. It is to judge The Judge and no man is in the position to DARE judge Him and HIS will.God is offended at anger towards Him, contrary to these women who say otherwise. It's not a matter of if He can "handle" it. It's a matter of charging sin against His nature. And sin does not "tether us" closer to Him. It gets in the way of fellowshipping with Him for the true Christian and it heaps on more wrath for those outside of Christ (the true Christian must and will repent of the sin of anger towards God). God doesn't ask you to sin against Him more by sanitizing it as "being real". What you need is to confess your sin of unrighteous anger against Him (there is no other kind of anger against Him--it's all wholly unjust) and fall before Him in humble submission to His good will and cry out to Him for forgiveness and help to correctly think through a tragedy. This is the biblical pattern in Scripture.
Jas 1:19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Many Are Willing For Christ To Be Priest But Not As King

Again; many are willing for Christ to officiate as their Priest, but not for Him to legislate as their King. Ask them, in a general way, if they are ready to do whatsoever Christ requires of them, and they will answer in the affirmative, emphatically and with confidence. But come to particulars: apply to each one of them those specific commandments and precepts of the Lord which they are ignoring, and they will at once cry out "Legalism"! or, "We cannot be perfect in everything." Name nine duties and perhaps they are performing them, but mention a tenth and it at once makes them angry, for you have come too close home to their case. Herod heard John gladly and did "many things" (Mark 6:20), but when he referred to Herodias, he touched him to the quick. Many are willing to give up their theatre-going, and card-parties, who refuse to go forth unto Christ outside the camp. Others are willing to go outside the camp, yet refuse to deny their fleshly and worldly lusts. Reader, if there is a reserve in your obedience, you are on the way to Hell. ~AW Pink on "Saving Faith"

I hear "who's perfect?" or "Legalism" charged to me when holding Evangelicals to the standard of Scripture. This is true especially when it comes to the Reformed circles and their leaders. This is why, when men who believe themselves to be teachers of the foolish, experts in the Bible, leaders of the churches, they deny the King's commands as absolute truth and must be obeyed, are actually in traitorous rebellion against the King of kings and Lord of lords. They teach HIS doctrine as opinions of men that can be "agreed to disagree" upon. Legalism is Phariseeism and it is liberalism. That is to say that "legalism" isn't holding to Scripture but holding to men's doctrines as if they are doctrines of Christ. The Pharisees were not holding to the Scriptures; they were holding to made up traditions and opinions of men. They neglected Scripture's precise judgments on all matters (remember Christ's teaching that if you lust in your heart you are a lawbreaker for you've committed adultery? Same with anger and murder). Legalism is holding to man's opinions. Obedience and love is holding to Scripture and Scripture is precise. So when these celebrity teachers deny a believer's immersion called "baptism" and instead are open to or practice the Roman Catholic dogma of infant sprinkling, they are not bowing to KING Jesus. They are in rebellion. When they greet or share the platform with false teachers, they are in rebellion ( 2John 9-11). When they refuse to call a false teacher as such, they are disobeying Scripture (Rom. 16:17). When they say that a Christian can be a "celibate" homosexual, they lie against Scripture and deny the origin of sodomy (Rom. 1). When the sound doctrine of a six literal day Creation is considered an opinion or personal preference or worse, they disbelieve it, they refuse to bow to the heart and mind to King Jesus. And rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. Think about that.



Friel Says Warren Isn't A False Teacher

2Co 11:4  For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

Todd Friel says that Rick Warren isn't a heretic (start at time mark 6:40). Why, he talks about the atonement, etc, right? Checks all the marks? But Warren indeed is a false teacher.

Jud 1:4  For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jud 1:11  Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
Jud 1:12  These men are those who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;
Jud 1:13  wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.

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.
2Pe 2:2  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;
2Pe 2:3  and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Eph 5:6  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Eph 5:7  Therefore do not be partakers with them;

False teachers are disguised which is how they come in or are raised up "among you". They aren't blatant, they are sneaky, in order to deceived many. Friel is deceived and the enemy has been successful with him.

2Co 11:12  But what I am doing, I will continue to do, that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
2Co 11:13  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 
2Co 11:14  And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 
2Co 11:15  Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds. 


Discernment is not only the ability by the Spirit and truly knowing and believing the Scriptures to know right from wrong, but more importantly, to discern right from almost right. That's where the most dangerous error lies.

Men like Friel, MacArthur, Phil Johnson, refuse to submit to the absolute and clear Word of God and identify Rick Warren as a false teacher. Doctrinal triage always leads to practice - triage. God calls it spiritual whoring.

Shouldn't we?




Sunday, October 07, 2018

Confronting Evil Men And Deception

There is a time to confront evil men who place their human judgments above the Word of God. Fallen men do not have the right to judge the Word and tell others what it means to them; human opinions and expectations are not revelations from God....

The boldness necessary to confront the many enemies of God and resist their widely varied efforts to undermine and defy the work of Christ does not lie in the human strength of any of us. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh” (2 Corinthians 10:3). The objective of this spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:12-18) is not to destroy the human instruments of the great Adversary but rather to bring their “thoughts” captive!
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
The battle we fight is an intellectual one (2 Corinthians 11:3), just as the transformation we must make to our lifestyle starts in our minds (Romans 12:1-2). If we are to capture “every thought” as we fight against “principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12), then we must “rise up” in the confidence that “[we] are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Friday, October 05, 2018

John MacArthur Partners With Rick Warren, Kay Warren, New Ager Roma Downey At NRB Christian Conference in 2019

There must be enough common ground with all these Evangelical leaders for them to agree to share the platform as "Christians" at the National Religious Broadcasters convention.





As a note to remember, Charles Stanley teaches Once Saved Always Saved, aka Easy Believism--the false gospel MacArthur rightly attacked in his books "The Gospel According to Jesus" and "The Gospel According to the Apostles". Also, Stanley promised his church to stand down from the pulpit if he ever got divorced, then years later his wife divorced him and he stayed in the pulpit. So a false gospel, sanctificationless Christianity, divorce (couldn't manage his own household well), and no integrity. This is a "Christian" conference?

More on Mark Burnnett and Roma Downey here and here and here. Roman Catholic, New Age mystics. This is "Christian"?

Rick and Kay Warren? This is "Christian"?

Joni Tada's serious problems are mentioned here.

**Please note that I do not endorse Servus Christi, but cannot fault what he said and the evidence he gave**