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.