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Compromising the Gospel May 25, 2012

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Many Christians may get offended when I highlight the disparities between the church I see today and the church that was evident in scriptures. Personally I do not care if anyone gets offended but the truth of the Word should be proclaimed with all boldness and without fear or favour. Today we have too many watered down churches preaching a seeker sensitive, “cuddly feely” gospel instead of the unadulterated Gospel. Some will argue that I am dividing the church with such pronouncements but I have news for anyone who thinks that. The truth is that scripture declares that the wheat and the tares shall grow together until the time of the harvest so a division is already there. What we must never do is to compromise the gospel because we do not want to offend those sitting in the pews because they may leave. So what? Let them leave if they want for Jesus said wherever two or three are gathered in His name He will be there to bless. One wonders however if money is the driving force behind the “dumbing-down” of the gospel to ensure that church attendance is kept up which in turn will ensure that the finances are secure.

 

Today there are many people occupying our pulpits and profiteering from the gospel. They teach all manner of false doctrines just to get their congregation to part with their money. Such so-called ministers will often boast of their opulent wealth – with their mansions and private Lear Jets to boot – even to their very own undiscerning congregations who follow after these blind guides mainly because they tell them what they want to hear. This is not surprising however because the scriptures say that, “through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you” (2 Pet 2:3). The sad truth about it however is that even when you show that such minister are in error their members will come out and defend them staunchly instead of doing the Berean thing and examine the scriptures to see if what these men and women proclaim is true.

 

There are various brands of Christianity, or “Churchianity” to put it more correctly, today with each declaring that they have the true gospel. The naïve and the simple-minded will however declare that all churches are the same despite not understanding that there is a gulf of difference between the various versions of what they claim is the truth. Perhaps the god of this world has blinded their eyes to the truth such that they are not able to glean the fact that there is only one truth and that two or more contrary positions cannot all be truth at the same time. It is not only the preachers therefore who are compromising the gospel but the hearers also when they neglect to “test every spirit” and study the scriptures as the Bereans did when they heard Paul’s message.

 

Many people in the churches are being destroyed through lack of knowledge of the Living God. In many cases a different Jesus is being preached to them and consequently they believe in a different god from the God of the Bible. But how can they believe the true gospel which they have not heard, or how can they believe in God whom they have not known? Consequently many are lost even though they are in church. In order to know God we need to first know who the true Jesus is for it is He who declares the Father. Encouraging or admonishing someone to believe God, and trust in His saving Grace is futile if they do not know the One True God. They need to know God for themselves first before they can trust in Him.

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1. glasseyedave - May 30, 2012

Hi Henry,

I agree with you 110%. I am convinced the church has not heard the gospel.

If anyone thinks that Henry is out in left field on this, first of all I urge you to study what he has put on his blog. Secondly I encourage you to take the 21 day challenge I just put up on my web site

http://thegospelaccordingtothegospel.com/

After completing the challenge you will know what I mean when Henry or I say the church has not heard the gospel.

glasseyedave

2. Jerry kelso - June 8, 2012

Glasseydave and Henry, I believe there is a true church that is never divided and perfect in love. This church is called the body of Christ and transcends denominations.
The professing church is a horse of a different color and includes some who are called for a lack of better words, carnal christians. Some are merely ignorant (lack of Knowledge) and others are knowingly ignorant (some not meaning to be but, only know a struggle mentality), and others are knowingly ignorant and have no conscience about being carnal and believe they are eternally saved.
Some preachers like to be the only avenue of truth about the Bible and some members like to be spoon fed.
Jesus, the disciples, Stephen, Paul and many others never watered down the truth and they were martyrs.
There are some extreme doctrines of giving and there are those who don’t understand how to rightly divide the word in certain passages that keep them bound by the spirit of the law.
Many people believe the gospels are Jesus teaching the Jews directly about the new covenant exactly like the church today. This is because they do not understand Jesus teachings were under the law. Matthew 5:17 says that Jesus came to fulfill the law not abolish it and that meant in that dispensation. If Jesus would have taught the new covenant as today’s message he would have broke the law and been cited as a false prophet. He did say things prophetically to the future. He was a Prophet, Priest, and King.
The reason I bring up the gospels is because if not understood in the proper context it can bring the spirit of the law upon a person.
Jesus said, if the salt has lost its savor its no good but, to be trodden down of men. Israel has been trodden down as a nation but, Jesus said the gates of hell shall never prevail against the church. This doesn’t negate the fact of the church not being able to be salt of the earth, but, not in this context.
Satan has always has some kind of weapon to try and deceive God’s people. I believe I should stop at this point. God Bless! Jerry Kelso

3. Henry - June 8, 2012

Jerry,

It seems from what you have repeatedly presented on this blog is a view that all Jesus taught to the Jews related specifically to the Old Covenant since you say He would have “broken the law” to have taught todays message then. This for me is a false argument which contradicts scriptures given that the message of the gospel was beforehand preached to Abraham. Did God broke His own law by preaching the message of the gospel beforehand to Abraham? Indeed Jesus came to fulfill the Law but at the same time He was establishing a bridge between the Old Covenant (the Law) and Grace through faith. For example Nicodemus came to Him asking what shall I do to be saved. Jesus answered that he must be born again, born of water and of the Spirit. Is this not today’s message? In any case John beforehand who was preparing the way for Christ started preaching to the Jews the message of the Kingdom of Heaven and in doing so he started baptising them with water and promised that Christ would come after him to baptise them in the Spirit. The Law at that time was therefore in a transition of change in order to establish the new law and the new priesthood in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This message therefore had to be taught beforehand so that when the events were fulfilled those who witnessed would believe.

You need to be clear on what you are advocating before telling others they do not understand context and hermeneutics.

4. Jerry kelso - June 9, 2012

Henry, 1. The gospel preached to Abraham was about his seed being blessed. (Read Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:8; Romans 9:6-8; Hebrews 4:2). This is why context is important. Abraham had the righteousness of faith and not the law and he was before the law. This is related to the death, burial, and resurrection but, it doesn’t mean that Abraham had the whole revelation in the plainest terms and to the point as we do today after the fact. He had the types and shadows such as when he was fixing to give his son Isaac as a sacrifice. If he understood the complete reality of how it was supposed to be fulfilled then there would have been no real reason to have types and shadows. Just because it was the transition time in Christ day and they had greater knowledge to some extent than Abraham doesn’t mean they had the same revelation as us today. Because of their sin, most of them were blinded. However, the disciples weren’t blinded but, they didn’t understand about Christ dying and rising again until after the fact. So scripturally the gospel to Abraham wasn’t exactly like ours. It’s just most people’s misunderstanding of the word gospel.
2. As far as Jesus establishing a bridge between the old and new, it didn’t happen until Calvary. Romans 7:1-4 talks about, just like a woman is an adultress if she is married to her husband and goes to be with another, the old covenant could was still valid until it was dead and that wasn’t until Calvary. This is why the old and new covenants cannot
cohabitate at the same time. It would be spiritual adultery and this is why Paul said to be carnally minded is death. The terms have to be understood according to the text.
3. Born of water and spirit I have explained before what it meant to the jew. Born of water to a jew was the Red Sea deliverance. The spirit would be the second time around and that wouldn’t happen until Calvary. As a leader, Nicodemus was supposed to know this and all he could contemplate was how could he be physically birthed again.
For a christian today the Bible talks about the washing of the regeneration and the washing of the water of the word. So John was talking about salvation for the Jew in John 3, which pointed to Calvary but, it was in a different light because of gradual revelation and different expectation of what they could understand from their covenant blessings. So John 3 in it’s historical context is not the same as for a Christian today. They only understood the Red Sea deliverance and that the Spirit would deliver them the second time but, they didn’t understand it in its complete meaning and fulfillment.
4. As far as Christ baptism in water for the new priesthood I would not completely disagree, even though scriptures don’t relate this directly. Matthew says, that he was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. This would be the righteousness of the law for they were under the Mosaic law. Hebrews 7 shows that Christ is a priest according to Melchizadek not the levitical priesthood for he was from Judah. John said he baptized him so he would be manifested to Israel and Luke said he was about 30 years of age which was the age for a Jew that went into God’s service. All of this was to fulfill the law whether things of the law such as the age for God’s service or the future from that time when he would become our High Priest.
5. Christ had to fulfill all the things that the law prophesied about him. This is why Matthew said, The law and prophets prophesied until John. They didn’t have to prophesy anymore for the reality was there who was Jesus. John was the last of the old testament prophets and he was the forerunner who helped manifest the Messiah to Israel. This is why the Kingdom of Heaven suffered violence for the Messiah was there and the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand.
6. As a rule of life, the law was in force for Israel until Calvary. Galatians talks about Israel being shut up in the law before faith came. This doesn’t mean that there was no such thing as faith in the age of law. The law was a schoolmaster or teacher to bring them to the knowledge of Christ so they would be justified by faith. Habakuk said the just shall live by faith. Hebrews talks about the Hall of Faith famers from the old and new testaments.
7. So the point of number 5 & 6 is that everything Jesus did was to fulfill the Mosaic Law and he had to teach and live the whole Mosaic law because that was the rule of life until Calvary. There were future things in other covenant from there point of time but, that doesn’t mean there rule of life and revelation was totally changed at the point of time the statement was made.
In conclusion, Romans 2:12-16 shows the revelation of the ages of conscience, law and today’s. The people under conscience did not have the old testament law written down and did not understand fully if at all about the fulness of the redemptive plan of the cross and resurrection from the grave. The people under the Mosaic law had their laws and commandments and the promise of the physical kingdom. Because most were blinded they missed the spiritual condition that needed to be saved. Just as in Ezekiel’s day they thought as long as they were a physical jew they were children of the covenant and would be eternally secure. As I said before, God will not rule without a holy heart and that is why he kicked Adam and Eve out of the garden and why Israel as a nation was destroyed in A.D. 70.
There were types and shadows of a Redeemer but, Israel was looking the conqueoring Savior and not the suffering Messiah. At the same time Jesus mentioned the death, burial, and resurrection in reference to the pharisees questions and prophetically but, never as a rule of life or a means to obtain salvation. The most direct he ever mentioned was in John when he said eat my body, and drink my blood. Even the disciples didn’t understand this. This was also after the nation had rejected him. I will stop here for now and you can let me know if you understand this. God Bless Jerry Kelso

5. Henry - June 11, 2012

Jerry,

Here is the problem. We are not agreeing because we are coming from two different angles. I have said that the gospel was preached before Christ death but in seeking to disagree with me you are saying that before Calvary there was a partial revelation or that the understanding wasn’t fully attained to until after Calvary. This may be true but does not negate the fact that the gospel was preached or announced to Abraham and certainly since the preaching of John the Baptist. This is in no way meant to imply or suggest that before Calvary the Jews were meant to obey the gospel. The reason you tend to disagree therefore is because you make assumptions about what you think I am saying and thereby you feel you are assuming the role of teacher to my unschooled self. It is because you fail to undertand my “context” which is why you take the approach you do.

So here are a list of Facts for you to consider:

1. There is only ONE gospel.
2. This gospel was afore preached to Abraham: “And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” (Gal 3:8)
3. Water baptism was NOT a feature or requirement of the Law hence point 4 below. Going through the red sea was not a baptism in the context of John’s baptism.
4. The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.” (Luk 16:16) From the time of John to Calvary therefore “a brigde” (if you like) was being built towards the establishing of the New Covenant, which took place at Calvary.
5. Jesus therefore proclaimed the gospel before Calvary (irrespective of whether or not the full understanding was realised at that time). Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matt 4:23 Yet you argue here that Jesus would have broken the Law to have preached the gospel. Whether the gospel was preached in full or as gradual revelation is besides the point – the fact is the message of the gospel was being preached even though faith did not come until after Calvary.
6. 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matt 24:14 Hello! Did Jesus not speak these words prior to Calvary so which gospel is He talking about? Is it different from what we have today? The fact that people could not obey the gospel at that time is besides the point – the fact is it was preached and to argue otherwise is to contradict scripture.
7. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Joh 14:26 Why would we need reminding of everything Jesus said prior to His death if it was only relevant under the Law?

Essentially the message of the New Covenant was delivered before Calvary but was not enforced until Calvary. This is the understanding that I have that I hope you will at last grasp. Yes context is everything so hopefully you will now understand the context in which I have applied the scriptures. God bless.

6. Jerry kelso - June 11, 2012

Henry, 1. I am not trying to take you to school, but, you do not have a jewish understanding of the scriptures.
2. The scripture of Abraham and the gospel is about the nations being blessed and the land. It has nothing to do with the death, burial, and the resurrection in that context. The jews have to repent to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. It doesn’t mean that the death, burial, and resurrection won’t be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven when the nations are blessed but, the gospel is repentance and when they repent then the whole truth will be revealed and put in their hearts and no one will teach them anymore.
3. To continue this thought the disciples didn’t understand the death, burial, and resurrection until it after happened and it will be the same in the last days for those jew will be blinded before the truth is revealed.
4. Water Baptism was always required in many ways and they were known as divers washings and Hebrews 9 says these diver washings were done away with at Calvary, which was the time of the reformation. There is more evidence that when John baptized Jesus it was a custom of the law and fulfilling of the law than there is anything about new covenant. You show me a concrete scripture that says John’s baptism was new covenant. There is none. Ask a messianic jew that fully understands he will tell you about the Red Sea deliverance.
5. Listen at your words. There was a bridge built towards the establishing of the New Covenant which took place at Calvary. Everything pointed toward Calvary since Genesis 3:15, but, that doesn’t mean they understood Christ the Messiah dying at Calvary. You seem to be implying that Jesus taught law and he taught the new covenant at the same time. If this is true then you are wrong and it is not scriptural. (Read Romans 7:1-5) About faith; there was faith in each age, but, that doesn’t mean the antedulvians knew the fullness of the Messiah being crucified.
6. You show me one time Christ ever told the jew to believe in his finished work at Calvary.
7. Matthew 24:14 is prophetic to the end of that age which will be the end of the world. The gospel of this kingdom in mostly about the physical kingdom. The jews will be talking about the Messiah coming back to earth and defeating all the kingdoms of the world. Many people take this as the church having to spread the gospel so all the world will hear. All the world has heard about Christ in different ages and will be at this time but, the church will already be gone before the tribulation. The gospel of the kingdom has to do with the earthly calling of the Jews and their spiritual restoration and physical restoration of the earth when the Messiah will rule and reign.
8. The Holy Spirit reminded them of what Jesus did say and that is true. Jesus also reminded them of what he said that had to be fulfilled. Then he opened their understanding. Jesus said that as Jonah was in the belly of the whale 3 days, the son of man would be in the earth for 3 days and nights and rise again. This was a prophetic statement by Jesus that would not happen until Calvary. However, it was not a message to be saved by the Messiah at that time. They could not be officially saved across the board or in completion until Calvary. This is why Jesus had to open their understanding. You have to understand Jesus dispensational role which was under the law. I agree he was to bring the new covenant of the death, burial, and resurrection but, it could not happen til then. This is why Hebrews 9:16-17 talks about the death of the testator is necessary for the testament to be in force. If you believe Jesus taught his finished work to the jews before the cross then to agree with Hebrews 9 you would have to say that Jesus required them to believe in the finished work but, it wasn’t no good until after Calvary. This is not scriptural but, ones one assessment. The jews received forgiveness when they believed in Christ and recognized him as the Messiah who would redeem his people.
I will say this in closing there is no scripture in the gospels during Christ life under the law and in his ministry that he stated or demanded that the jew believe in his finished work at Calvary and the revelation of the resurrection from the grave. This is the main point and if you cannot understand the truth in these last two paragraphs then only the Spirit can help you. God bless!. Jerry Kelso

7. Henry - June 12, 2012

Jerry,

Why is it that in spite of clear scriptures you insist on contradicting the Word of God?
Jerry,
I will respond to your post point by point (see bold type) by positioning my responses against each point you have raised.

Henry, 1. I am not trying to take you to school, but, you do not have a jewish understanding of the scriptures. I am not insterested in gaining a Jewish understanding to scriptures. Having a so-called Jewish understanding does not mean one is being Biblical and in any event the Jews sought to establish their own righteousness through lack of understanding of the gospel
2. The scripture of Abraham and the gospel is about the nations being blessed and the land. It has nothing to do with the death, burial, and the resurrection in that context. The jews have to repent to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. It doesn’t mean that the death, burial, and resurrection won’t be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven when the nations are blessed but, the gospel is repentance and when they repent then the whole truth will be revealed and put in their hearts and no one will teach them anymore. I do not care what you think the scripture is about. The fact is that Gal 3:18 clearly states that the gospel was before preached to Abraham. Why do you seek to divert away from this fact?
3. To continue this thought the disciples didn’t understand the death, burial, and resurrection until it after happened and it will be the same in the last days for those jew will be blinded before the truth is revealed.Whether or not the disciples understood the death, burial and resurrection is besides the point. The point that I have state is that the gospel was preached to them.
4. Water Baptism was always required in many ways and they were known as divers washings and Hebrews 9 says these diver washings were done away with at Calvary, which was the time of the reformation. There is more evidence that when John baptized Jesus it was a custom of the law and fulfilling of the law than there is anything about new covenant. You show me a concrete scripture that says John’s baptism was new covenant. There is none. Ask a messianic jew that fully understands he will tell you about the Red Sea deliverance.Ceremonial washings are not the same as water baptism and please do show me one scripture which states that water baptism was done under the law. The scriptures make clear that the Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John the Baptist but since then the message of the Kingdom is being preached. Why do you insist on contradicting the scriptures here to say that the Law was being proclaimed from the time of John to Calvary?
5. Listen at your words. There was a bridge built towards the establishing of the New Covenant which took place at Calvary. Everything pointed toward Calvary since Genesis 3:15, but, that doesn’t mean they understood Christ the Messiah dying at Calvary. You seem to be implying that Jesus taught law and he taught the new covenant at the same time. If this is true then you are wrong and it is not scriptural. (Read Romans 7:1-5) About faith; there was faith in each age, but, that doesn’t mean the antedulvians knew the fullness of the Messiah being crucified.Whether the Jews understood the Messiah dying at Calvary or not is besides the point – The Bible clearly states the gospel was being preached (though the New Covenant was not enforced until Calvary). I am not saying here that they were expected to understand or obey it but the FACT is the gospel was preached.
6. You show me one time Christ ever told the jew to believe in his finished work at Calvary.This is the problem with your reasoning. The finished work had not yet come but this does not diminish the fact that Jesus taught the gospel unto salvation: “40And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. 51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. (John 6) SEE ALSO 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3) Do not be ignorant of the scriptures.
7. Matthew 24:14 is prophetic to the end of that age which will be the end of the world. The gospel of this kingdom in mostly about the physical kingdom. The jews will be talking about the Messiah coming back to earth and defeating all the kingdoms of the world. Many people take this as the church having to spread the gospel so all the world will hear. All the world has heard about Christ in different ages and will be at this time but, the church will already be gone before the tribulation. The gospel of the kingdom has to do with the earthly calling of the Jews and their spiritual restoration and physical restoration of the earth when the Messiah will rule and reign. I cannot see your point here. As far as I know there is only ONE gospel whether revealed in part or in full at different times.
8. The Holy Spirit reminded them of what Jesus did say and that is true. Jesus also reminded them of what he said that had to be fulfilled. Then he opened their understanding. Jesus said that as Jonah was in the belly of the whale 3 days, the son of man would be in the earth for 3 days and nights and rise again. This was a prophetic statement by Jesus that would not happen until Calvary. However, it was not a message to be saved by the Messiah at that time. They could not be officially saved across the board or in completion until Calvary. This is why Jesus had to open their understanding. You have to understand Jesus dispensational role which was under the law. I agree he was to bring the new covenant of the death, burial, and resurrection but, it could not happen til then. This is why Hebrews 9:16-17 talks about the death of the testator is necessary for the testament to be in force.Another pointless argument here. Seems you have not been reading carefully but rather you are so eager to raise objections. I have stated clearly that the gospel was before preached both to Abraham and to the Jews before Calvary though the New Covenant was not enacted until Calvary. If you believe Jesus taught his finished work to the jews before the cross then to agree with Hebrews 9 you would have to say that Jesus required them to believe in the finished work but, it wasn’t no good until after Calvary. This is not scriptural but, ones one assessment. The jews received forgiveness when they believed in Christ and recognized him as the Messiah who would redeem his people.Read the preceding replies. The message of the gospel was preached to the Jews before Calvary. It is completely besides the point whether they did believe it or were expected to obey it before Calvary.
I will say this in closing there is no scripture in the gospels during Christ life under the law and in his ministry that he stated or demanded that the jew believe in his finished work at Calvary and the revelation of the resurrection from the grave. This is the main point and if you cannot understand the truth in these last two paragraphs then only the Spirit can help you. God bless!.And I never said anywhere that The Jews were required to believe in the finished work before it was accomplished. This is what I mean about you making assumptions. The simple fact is the Gospel WAS preached before Calvary irrespective of whether or not it was in force till Calvary. This is the point I have stated repeatedly which you seem to want to deny.

8. Henry - June 13, 2012

Jerry,

With all due respect I have decided to unapprove your last two comments. To me they do not serve any useful purpose than to reproduce what you have already stated not only under this topic but elsewhere on this blog, moreover these comments detract from the main trust of the original article. I do not see the point of going backwards and forwards on your objections that I have already addressed. You have presented your case and I have presented what I believe the Bible has clearly stated. If you do not agree then that is fine – we shall leave it at that.

9. Jerry kelso - June 13, 2012

Henry, It is your blog and your choice. Let it be known that I have not contradicted anything in the word and I have used proper exegesis historically and dispensationally and prophetically. 2 Timothy 3:2:15 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Shalom! Jerry Kelso

10. Rose Michels - September 4, 2012

Sorry to barge in on a disagreement but I wanted to touch on the point of the article. First, thank you for speaking the truth about what is so evident about today’s church. I was recently very discouraged to find out a friend that I great admired for his Christian service is listening to teachers of false doctrines. You know, the ones who mix enough Jesus in there to be part truth and part false. I did kindly and lovingly bring it to his attention (he took it kindly and lovingly, which is good) but he said, “I believe that there’s something to learn from these teachers and they have helped me immensely.” I did write back about being discerning when listening, be a good Berean and test it against the scriptures, as well as an article on how to see a false teacher/doctrine.

What a burden! I will pray for him but it’s hard for me to understand how so many people can be led astray by what is so apparently false doctrine. That’s your other point that I liked. If you don’t know the Word of God, it’s hard to be discerning about what is false.

Anyway, thank you for your blog post. I appreciated it.

11. Henrry - September 7, 2012

Rose Michels,
Thanks for your comment. No need to apologise as you may post wherever you like as long as it is on topic. Unfortunately as you have no doubt found out yourself that when we try to defend the gospel people will always seek to disagree because of their own doctrinal beliefs. On your comment, I know where you are coming from. Many false teachers are teaching a mixture of truth with false doctrines and a lot of people get sucked in by them. They get sucked in because they are lazy and do not want to study the Word for themselves but moreover the false teachers are telling them the things that their itching ears want to hear. Your friend has got the wrong attitude as he needs to obey the scriptures which clearly admonishes us to test everything. There is nothing to learn from false teachers – Paul tells us clearly that a little leaven leavens the whole lump. But we should not be surprised however as this is the fulfilment of prophecy also. Paul tells us that the time will come when they will not endure sound doctirnes, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. This is what is happening in our churches today. So do keep encouraging your friend to exercise discernment as scripture commands and do not be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine. We live in a time of great deception and if it were possible even the very elect would be deceived by false teachings. Be encouraged to continue to keep your eyes and ears open and to warn others who leaning towards false teachers. God Bless

Rose Michels - September 7, 2012

Thanks for the encouraging words, Henrry. Unfortunately, at this point, even though he said he was not offended with me talking to him about this, he is telling others that I am a ‘hater’ and ‘complainer’. 😦 I thought he had received what I said in love but that doesn’t appear to be the case. I will still continue to pray for him and for all others I know who follow after those that preach false doctrines and will encourage them to be ‘good Bereans’ at all times. Keep up your good work, Henrry.

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13. glasseyedave - February 20, 2013

Henry,

I linked this post to a new one I did on almost the same subject. I re-read this post and it is funny how some just do not get it.

glasseyedave
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14. Henry - February 27, 2013

Glasseyedave,

Perhaps they don’t get it because they just don’t want to get it. The time is fast approaching when we will need to choose whether we are going to stand for the Lord and suffer the consequences or run with the crowd to save face.

Henry

glasseyedave - February 27, 2013

Henry,

Don’t we already have a taste of it here on the world wide web. I know that I have been kicked of other sites, Told I was the mouthpiece of satan, called a cult leader and flat out had my questions ignored because I caught them in the lie of thier doctrine.

glasseyedave
thegospelaccordingtothegospel.com

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16. grace - August 16, 2016

Awesome! Praise the Lord!
Indeed be like the bereans and check it out as to whether what is being preached and taught are Biblical Truths interpreted by the Holy Spirit from God’s perspectives!

We are in the last days ! be vigilant..as the Day of Redemption draws nearer and nearer!

God bless!


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