Friday, November 13, 2009

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20 (King James Version)
19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end
of the world. Amen.

Jesus instructed the disciples in what has been termed today as the great commission, and that is to go and make disciples, teaching others all that Christ had taught them. Bringing others to Christ is an important aspect of a Christian life. In order for all to know about Christ the word must be spread. God wants us to instruct others on the message of salvation and how to obtain it. Without this you or I may have never heard of Christ and how to live a Christ like life.
The original Greek used the word that means “as you go” indicating that in the course of a Christian life we should be bringing others to Christ. It’s not so much a command but an instruction on how to live our lives. Less a command and more an aspect of a “mature” Christian life. It’s clear that not everyone is suited to or meant to be evangelists or even missionaries. However some do have the gifts of the spirit that enables them to be used by God that way. Everyone that is a mature follower of Christ should be able to be an example and a witness of Christ's love.
We are told to be ready in season and out to give an accounting of our walk with Christ.

2 Timothy 4:2 (King James Version)
2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

I believe the bible is clear that “part” of a Christian life entails telling others about Christ and being an example of living a Christ like life. The truth is that is not what is being taught today even though that is what we label it.
That brings us to the church today, many churches are changing their mission statements, and focus. The new mission statements all center on the great commission and physical needs of the here and now. Many of you will ask “so what is wrong with that“. The biggest error in the new church is our focus. The new age church (church of the antichrist) changes our focus in very subtle ways. It all sounds very good but it is out of balance and perspective of a God’s word. The focus of a Christian life and incidentally the church as well, is building and maintaining a personal relationship with Christ. Without first having a sound relationship with God, and a sound background in His word we don’t have the grounded information needed to instruct others, everything after that is in error, no matter how it makes us feel or tickles our ears.

Luke 13:24-27 (King James Version)
24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in,
and shall not be able. 25When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut
to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord,
Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye
are: 26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou
hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are;
depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

Matthew 7:19-28 (King James Version)
19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my
Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done
many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Christ is very clear in the last days everyone that calls themselves a Christian will not be a true follower of Christ and will be left out of the kingdom of heaven. Today the terminology and definitions are changing and not for the better. Where is the preparation for eternity, where is the emphasizes on spiritual health, where is denying the here and now and focus on God? With a mixture of God and world we are being taught doctrines that are not of God.

1 Timothy 4:1 (King James Version)
1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Today we have given into the flesh and focus on works, pleasure, gratification, pride and so on. We are now told to run around saving others, now it’s okay to derive gratification of bringing someone to Christ. For those of you that just said, “so what’s wrong with that?” For those people I have to ask have you ever read the bible. God’s word tells us to deny the flesh in order to serve Him, when we take gratification in bringing someone to Christ, that is gratification that is taken from God’s glory. It is prideful and selfish. But those same people who just proved my point prove that we no longer know right from wrong, denying the flesh no longer is preached, that fact that “I” has no place in spreading God’s word is only given lip service too, all the while the sin of pride and self-serving acts goes on. Again I am not speaking of all, but this is now the norm and plunging headlong forward.

Isaiah 5:20 (King James Version)
20Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for
darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

There is more:

Luke 18 7-8 (King James Version)
7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though
he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless
when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

When Christ returns He questions whether He will find faith on the earth. That is a disturbing question. Our first response is “of course He will, there are so many churches and they are growing” Maybe this new age growth and popularity the churches are seeing is in error. Maybe the church of the antichrist is well along in its construction. Unfortunately the changes are so subtle that the common Christian so involved in money, selfishness, acquiring possessions, pleasure, getting ahead at work, in other words the New Age Christian, doesn’t see the error and is easily led astray. After all today we are preaching what the flesh always wanted to hear.

Matthew 24:24 (King James Version)
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

The very elect are the followers of Christ even the pastors in churches, the bible warns us about this deception, unfortunately we explain it away so as it does not impact our daily lives or require any kind of action from us that might make us uncomfortable. Some of the signs and wonders spoken of are the very changes of the so called Christian church, a growth that we are calling a new reformation of the church. However it is based on error and will evolve into the enemy of Christ. The notoriety of some of the so called “Christian” evangelists such as Rick Warren is not so much a miracle as a sign of the times. Rick Warren is the most popular and is making the biggest impact for the New Age church. Rick Warren is really the New Age John the Baptist paving the way for the anti Christ and the one world church. Satan copies everything God has done so he also needed a John the Baptist, baptizing the New Age Christian.

Luke 12:56 (King James Version)
56Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

We believe we are so knowledgeable today, however people were in error in Christ's time as well. Again today we don’t see the signs for what they are due to the misdirection of the enemy.

James 4:4 (King James Version)
4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with
God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

John 15 (King James Version)
18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If ye were of the world,
the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out
of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20Remember the word that I said unto you, The
servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if
they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

The new age church seeks for the world to love the church. God tells us that this compromise is in error. I say compromise because if we are preaching the true word of God the bible says the world will hate us. This is because the word of God is not compatible with what the world wants. Everyone wants to have their cake and eat it too; bible allows us to choose one or the other, heaven or damnation not both. The world does love Rich Warren, is this in keeping with the word of God?
According to James 4:4 we are adulters for wanting to be liked or be accepted by the world, but the new age belief which is paving the road for the church of the antichrist mentioned in revelations believes that we are unloving if we do not strive to befriend the world. That won’t sit well with the New Age Christian, but it’s God’s word.
I have heard Preachers stand at their pulpits telling the congregation that if you don’t buy into this new paradigm you are not Christ like, you are unloving, you do not love your neighbor and you are not a true Christian, in other words you are not getting into heaven. You are told that you are dogmatic, unloving and not a Christian. This manipulation of God’s word and of the followers of Christ will lead many to the point of Matt 7-23: ” …I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity…”
Now it seems the bible is being rewritten to suit enemy’s agenda. The very new age message that claims to be leading you to heaven is in fact leading all to miss out in the very gift we strive for. Rick Warren’s church, a church model that tens of thousands of pastors are following, was founded on pagan wants and desires. Rick states in his book The Purpose driven Church, that he went through the town knocking on 500 doors asking what would make the people attend a church. What would they want in a church; if they were already Christians Rick erased what they wanted and went on to the pagans and non believers. Rick didn’t want to corrupt the church with what Christians thought a church should be. Is that what the word of God tells us to do consult and come to a consensus (compromise) with pagans and non believers? That’s what Rick thinks God wants of him.
The Great Commission has been co-opted by the enemy and turned into something no longer of God. Isn’t that the enemies’ way, to take something righteous and change it enough to lead us astray? When Satan was tempting Christ, he quoted the bible and twisted the meaning enough so that if Christ would of listened it would have been a sin. Christ was smarter than that, but sadly it seems we are not.
The great commission is now the rally cry of the enemy, of course it is presented out of context and out of balance with a Christian life. The enemy’s words always sound pleasing and in keeping with the word of God, however they are not.

2 Timothy 4:3 (King James Version)
3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

In Timothy we are warned of a time when Christians won’t be interested in sound doctrine but some watered down, compromised with the world message. Something that will allow us to do what we want and still call ourselves Christians. But Matt 7:23 tells us that while we may fool ourselves into thinking that we are Christians we will not fool God and then it will be too late.

1 Timothy 4:1 (King James Version)
1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

We are also warned that in the last days there will be many pastors who are no longer preaching the word of God but are in fact preaching the teachings of demons.
So after all this what should the focus of the church be?

Luke 10:27 (King James Version)
27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

The focus of the church and of individuals is to love the Lord your God. Everything else in the bible is secondary to that. Loving you neighbor is an aspect of a Christian walk however we cannot get to that point by jumping over the love the Lord your God. Loving the Lord involves having a deep relationship with Him, to the point that we don’t just talk to Him but He talks to us and we hear and respond. This is an all encompassing relationship that requires years of teaching, correction and trials, this isn’t just some golf buddy. When the focus of the church becomes a focus on people even the lost, and when our mission statements convict us of this fact, then our focus is in error and we are already far down the wrong road. We are creating a church where the knowledge of God’s word is weak and not maintained in order for us to go out and do works.
The pastors of these churches will pay lip service to the fact that God must come first but the focus and the actions of these preachers don’t match their words. When every sermon includes the great commission and a berating of the congregation to go out and do works (make disciples), then the message no longer matches God’s words.
We need to first concentrate on having a true relationship with Christ, we need to get our house in order and maintain it or we don’t know by what spirit we are preaching. The new age church preaches little on getting our spiritual lives on track, only go out and make disciples (works). How irresponsible is it to send out untried Christian to spread the word.

Titus 1:5-10 (King James Version)
6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or
unruly. 7For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry,
not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of
good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught,
that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. 10For
there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

We are neglecting the directions in choosing teachers of the word when we just randomly tell everyone to spread the word. In Titus we are told what qualifications we are to look for in choosing those who teach the word of God or even those who we send out. When we focus on going out and preaching we neglect to make sure those we send out have sound doctrine and have been tested in life.

Titus 2 1-12 (King James Version)
1But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2That the aged men be sober,
grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3The aged women likewise, that
they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine,
teachers of good things; 4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their
husbands, to love their children, 5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6Young men likewise
exhort to be sober minded. 7In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in
doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8Sound speech, that cannot be
condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of
you. 9Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all
things; not answering again; 10Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may
adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly
lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; (emphasis is

This passage contradicts everything the new age church teaches on sending everyone out willy nilly (forgive the aged term, it seemed to fit) or the shotgun effect, to spread the word of God. The focus of the new age church and the teachings within it are in error. This is irresponsible to say the least, I am a carpenter, I build, repair and maintain, however no one would want me to maintain a nuclear power plant. Now give me some teaching, test me, work with me for an appropriate period of time and I very well could maintain a nuclear power plant. (Don’t worry I won’t). This analogy is the same as sending out people to spread the word, after “sound instruction” a period of testing, and some working along side of and anyone can spread the word. However sound doctrine is no longer preached only a feel good watered down, politically correct doctrine is being preached. When the teachers are being taught wrong everything after that is folly. By no means am I speaking of all pastors, unfortunately what I have witnessed this is a majority and growing.

Now is the time to get back on track, to much longer and many will be lost forever.

In His service
Biblically Correct Ministries

Monday, September 28, 2009

Does Christianity Still Exist?
Free Love Christianity

Christian definition:
- One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
- One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.

We have entered times in which scriptures warned us about. The bible paints a picture of a world that is clearly in decay both morally and religiously when Jesus Christ returns.

Matthew 24, 37(KJV) "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be"

Noah lived in a time when every deprived idea and action was allowed, the world was evil and God decided to end civilization. With this being true I think a serious question has to be asked Does Christianity as defined above still exist. This no doubt is a question that will rile many Christians and many will quit reading, especially the Rick Warren disciples. Unfortunately we have been taught to go with the flow; there are no LoneWolf Christians, as Rick puts it.
We have been taught to think, act and believe with the hive mentality, don’t think let others think for you and tell you what God is telling you. Meaning that we should no longer use God’s word to see if what we are being taught is right or wrong, but listen to what another man says. The emerging church teaches that we should not question the leaders of the church, do not hold up what they say to the light of God’s word, and any who do not go with the drone like acceptance of what is being said is divisive, unloving and un Christ like. This is contrary to God’s word.

I John 4:1(KJV) "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world"

1 Thessalonians 5:21(KJV): Prove all things; hold fast that which is good (KJV)

God tells us not to trust everything blindly but to hold it up to the word of God. Many churches today are preaching the message of the antichrist and not of God. The emerging church is the church of Satan, no longer holding God’s word to be the true word of God but think of the bible as a guideline full of allegories, stories about fictional events and not actual truths. As in eastern mysticism, think of the bible as good stories that we should learn from.
An argument can be made that what we call Christianity is no longer truly following Christ.

2 Tim 3:1, 13 "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come . . . Evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving (lying) and being deceived."

We are warned that in the last day’s evil men and snake oil salesmen will increase. In the days of Noah no one was good enough to enter heaven or even to be saved. According to this in the last days there will be very few real followers of Christ.

Matthew 24:24(KJV) " For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect."

Mark 13:22(KJV) " for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order, if possible, to lead the elect astray.

Matthew 24:24(KJV) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

In Matthew we are told the very elect could be fooled, who are the very elect? Many believe that this speaks of the Jewish faith, I believe it means Christians.
With all the snake oil salesmen and the erroneous teachings coming into our churches and the millions of people being fooled into following the new age teachings and calling it Christianity I believe that the bible is correct.

1 Timothy: 4:1(KJV) But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons. 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Another verse that makes us think about what we call Christianity in the last days, it’s clear that some will fall away from the true faith. Rick Warren and the emerging churches tell us that we have drifted away from the true teachings of Christ, which is true. But instead of putting us on the right path Rick leads us further down the antichrist path. Rick appeals to our carnal needs and turns Christianity into a social gospel where we should all visit and listen to our peers and develop a consensus in our beliefs. Do you not see this is how cults change peoples ideas and thinking, by using our peers to control and contain us? Since Satan uses this to control his people do you not think that when a “Christian” uses the same tactics they are in error?

Galatians 1:6-10 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel - not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Paul faced a similar problem in his time; people were following the politically correct society and trying to blend Christianity with the world. Paul asks are we now seeking the approval of man or of God. He goes on to say if we please man or follow the political correctness of the world we are not Christians

A.W. Tozer said it best: “the church has sprung a leak and the world in is leaking in”.

How many ways are we today following the world and caving into the political correctness of the academic crowd?

Sexual depravity,
- We have practicing homosexuals in leadership positions in many churches and in the congregations.
- Divorced individuals who are dating and unrepentant
- Single parents having more children
- Church leaders admitting to online pornography

Paul reprimanded a church that allowed sexual immorality.

1 Corinthians 5 1 (KJV) It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

1 Corinthians 5:6 (KJV) Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed

Paul goes on to say that sin in the congregation will affect the whole of the church, remember this Paul showed no tolerance, he said to remove the guilty. Unlike what the church tells us today that we should be tolerant of those who sin. We are repeatedly told to hate the sin and love the sinner, which is biblical, however when man twists the meaning into acceptance of the sin then we have the gospel of political correctness. By not speaking against the sin, under the guise of loving the sinner, three things happen. One the sinner never changes, two after a time the sin is accepted by all, and three the sinner lives in unrepentant sin and is not really following Christ. To be saved we must repent of our sin, so under the guise of love we don’t instruct sinners on how to be saved therefore they are not but believe they are. So who shows more love the pastor that accepts all or the pastor that is concerned of your salvation and instructs biblically no matter how hurtful. By not speaking against the sin and insist on change we are disobedient to God’s word. If we do not the New Age pastors tell us that we have no love of our neighbor. The word of God has been so twisted that it is no longer is what Christ preached. If Paul were to do this in almost any one of the churches around today he would be labeled, unloving to his neighbor, intolerant, even hateful or divisive.
We are told what should be the qualities of any who work in the church but it seems that today we ignore the bible instructions and replace what God says is right for what we say is right.

1 Timothy 3(KJV) 2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

This passage talk of qualities of the Pastor of a church, many of these biblical rules we see ignored in the church today and sacrificed to political correctness.

- “blameless” meaning he obeys the word of God. This passage would exclude Homosexuals, thieves, liars, ect.
- “husband of one wife” We are seeing an increasing number of divorced and remarried pastors teaching.
- “Sober” Not referring to drinking but meaning being serious in leading the flock not having any personal agendas only the desire to obey and give the glory to God. I think we all know preachers that take the glory for themselves while claiming its for God.
- “One that ruleth well his own house having his children in subjection with all gravity.” How many pastors cannot maintain their own family and think that they can lead the flock. Today pastors families are more of the world than the church, tattoos, piercings, foul mouthed, partiers. But maybe mutilating the temple of God is no longer a sin.
- “not a novice” A Pastor cannot be young in the faith, he must be a long time Christian and proven through trial that he can handle the assault of the devil that will be coming.

1 Timothy 3(KJV) 8Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

This part of the chapter refers to deacons, this would be applied to elders, Sunday school teachers and any who would be in any form of leadership in the church or position of authority including the staff.

- “grave” meaning to take the role they have been given seriously.
- “not doubletongued” The cannot be one given to lying or stretching the truth. There are many people in positions in the church that you cannot trust as far as you can throw them.
- “not greedy” How many elders and leaders store up their wealth, invest in the stock markets, spend more time at work than with their families and church.
- “Let these also first be proved” a leader in a church must be proven in these ways through trials, and life, standing against the devil and coming out with faith intact
- “wives be grave, not slanderous, sober, faithful” Wives must take their role as wife seriously and the wife of a leader seriously both having different responsibilities. They cannot be slanderous, sad as it is to say gossip has become so accepted in churches that some of the worst ones sometimes are the wives of the leadership using their position as their personal podium and playground.
- “of one wife, ruling their children and their houses well” This rule seems to be completely ignored today, claiming that children must be allowed freedom to grow up. But this is a claim of a irresponsible parent who does not take the role of parent seriously and therefore can never take the role of leader in a church seriously.
- “boldness in the faith” standing firm on what is scripturally right and against what is wrong. Not weak or slow to stand against the wrongs of the church or members in it. Too speak out when others are fearful and quiet

Focusing on carnal needs

- Social Gospel
- Works (making disciples, works in the secular arena)
- Money and wealth (seminars)
- Feelings
- Getting the next spiritual high

Social Gospel

The emerging church and the new age gurus behind it are preaching a message of a social gospel which is a message completely contrary to the word of God. Small groups have replaced proper teaching. When 1Timothy is all but ignored in creating leaders in the church it is completely irresponsible of any pastor to have small groups. These small groups are more a social and gossip time than a teaching time, and the teaching (because they are lead by people not proven in the faith) and are mostly erroneous. I have heard pastors tell their congregations that he would rather they attend small groups than his Sunday message. Since when is worshiping God a focus on socializing? To support small groups the pastors preach messages that are more about social control than biblical truth, preaching about loving your neighbor and love for each other to such a level that it is no longer a biblical principle but a selfish one. This is more a hippy, eastern philosophy message that a biblical one. Not to say the bible doesn’t speak about loving your neighbor, but it should be context of the whole message and not focused upon. The focus of a church cannot be socializing, the focus of a church is worshiping God and all these other things are secondary. If we are not in obedience to God’s words, and have good relationship with Him then everything else is meaningless. When Satan shifts our focus from God to each other or ourselves, then we have entered the church of the antichrist not of Christ. This is exactly the type of church that the antichrist will be worshiped in. It is no longer a church ruled by God but one ruled by the whims and feelings of its members who can all be corrupted into the politically correct way of thinking.

Gospel of works.

The messages of the emerging church which is not in line with God are overwhelmingly about making disciples. These churches focus on reaching the lost, a noble activity as long as it is in context and proportion to the word of God. The key word is proportion; remember how I said Satan wants the churches focus to be shifted away from God. In the bible making disciples takes a back seat to having a relationship with God, meaning an obedient life according to scriptures with fruits of the spirit present. Without this grounding and base making disciples is entirely misled. How can the blind lead the blind?

Matt 15:14 (KJV) Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Here Christ speaks of the Pharisees, leaders of the church in His day. It seems we are there again.

Everything in the bible is secondary to having a true relationship with God. Without that we are lost and have no business going on to the secondary aspects of the bible. I think that this is the key to our error. Having a true relationship with God is difficult and many do not achieve it, this is why it is being ignored and people are moving onto the secondary aspects of worship. Having a true relationship with God requires 100 percent of our time and life and in this selfish world nobody is willing to give 100 percent of their life.
The secondary aspects are more controllable and subject to our human actions therefore we can think that we are in control of our destiny and time. We can give God a small percent of our time and the rest can go to us and with the preaching in the church now changed we can feel fulfilled with our selfish sacrifice to God. Remember Cain and Abel’s sacrifice and what God thought of it. No longer is God in control in the church but we are with all our selfishness, therefore there is no longer faith in the church, which fulfills Christ’s prophecy of if the son of man will He find faith when He returns.

Luke 18:8 (KJV) I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

If there are still churches in the last days then what would make Christ say this, you combine this statement with another here:

Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

Here Christ is talking to believers and tells us that in the end many who thought they were Christians are really not saved. They did not have a relationship with God; this will be a direct result to the erroneous preaching and deception in the last days. Doctrines of demons!

1 Timothy 4 1(KJV) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

These passages all paint a picture of a world without God in the last days. The only way this could happen when there are so many churches is that Satan has infiltrated the church the message is no longer biblical.

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

We have entered times in which scriptures warned us about. The bible paints a picture of a world that is clearly in decay both morally and religiously.

2 Thessalonians 2 (KJV) 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first; ……

The church will have fallen away from the true teachings of Christ in the last days.

Gospel of wealth

The quest for more money and possessions is no longer evil in the church, how often have you heard:
- God wants you to be happy
- God wants you to have money
- God wants you to have your desires
- The bible preaches prosperity
- A true believer will be blessed financially
- I wouldn’t want to go back to the days of the disciples they were poor and life was hard

It seems that we can get the bible to justify anything, when the bible says we are to work hard and provide for our family we take that as permission to work 24/7 claiming it’s for our family but actually ignoring the raising of the children and being a husband. Worse yet both parents work leaving the kids to raise themselves, but as long as we are satisfying our selfish wants and needs its worth it right?

Hasn’t been working out too well so far has it?

I sat in on board meetings and listened to elders who should know better talking about their latest stocks that they gambled their money on and how to make money. I see the money changers in the church being treated on a level above most others with the logic being, “they made lots of money they must be responsible and Christ like”. With thinking like that Hitler was a saint. We are basing a person’s worthiness on secular values and no longer biblical ones.

A.W.Tozer said it best “the church has sprung a leak and the world is leaking in”

Now 100 years later I would have to change that a bit by saying “the world has flooded in and washed away all biblical values from the church.” We know this is Satan’s plan the thing that bothers me is how so called Christians embrace and encourage this system.
The bible tells us that the teaching in the last days is so off base and corrupt that most will be fooled.

Matthew 24:24 (KJV)24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

The elect are the people who consider themselves true believers and try whole heartedly to follow Christ but are so led astray by false teachings that they are on the wrong path.

Remember Matt 7 21-23 its these people Christ is speaking of “depart from me I never knew you” Won’t those be chilling words to hear after believing that you devoted your whole life to Christ but were fooled into being lost by very leaders we trusted to guide us. Rick Warren and everyone else that is teaching the New Age gospel (emerging church, ecumenical movement, or many other names it goes by) are leading the very elect away from God.

Rick Warren = John the Baptist for the Anti Christ

The Anti Christ’s John the Baptist is paving the way for the church of the anti Christ mentioned during the tribulation.
My friends this is the time that the very elect are being fooled.

Matt 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Gospel of feelings

Can you imagine a belief system built on whims and fleeting feelings? Well imagine no more that is exactly what the new church is built on.

- Don’t speak biblical truths because you might offend someone.
- Don’t talk of sin you might make someone feel guilty.
- Don’t insist on biblical values they are unloving and hateful.
- Don’t tell someone how to live to enter heaven, a loving God will let all in.
- Don’t correct me it makes me feel inferior.
- Don’t display a cross it offends me.
- Don’t sing traditional songs they don’t give me the high I need and depresses me.
- Don’t stand on biblical values in today’s world its dogmatic

The list literally goes on, everything that is no longer welcome in the church. Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Church proudly tells us that to develop his 24,000 member church he went door to door to ask pagans and non believers what they would want in a church. I had to read that paragraph a dozen times to believe what I saw. Rick never asked God or consulted the bible, but pagans. No wonder his church is growing, he is telling them what they want to hear. His church is based on paganism not Christ. I believe that churches will actually grow through this new teaching, but it will no longer be the church of Christ but of Satan.
This is what the emerging church is based on, everything that non believers would “feel” comfortable with. Where’s God, sin, repentance, values, morals, Christ, or the cross? These things have all been replaced by our feelings and feeling good about our selves. Feeling excitement or the next high! It’s all about me even though Rick Warren’s book in the opening chapter says it’s not about you. How I feel surpasses everything else including Christ. But if we can twist, mutilate and corrupt the word of God enough we can still call it Christian and fool ourselves into thinking that we will spend eternity in heaven.
Again the words of Christ whispers “depart from me I never knew you”
With this new gospel there is no longer black and white, no more right or wrong, everything is an area of grey and open to individual interpretation. With no more right of wrong no one should stand up for fundamental beliefs, just be loving and let all live as they like and let them change Christianity to fit society. Be tolerant of other beliefs and accept them into the body of Christ. Seems reasonable doesn’t it, it’s all about love isn’t it. Hmmm sounds very reminiscent of the hippy movement. All we need is love; remember what that philosophy led to. We are living the free love Christianity now. As these hippies became older they infiltrated and took over the church with their eastern mysticism beliefs and corrupted the Church. They corrupted even the very elect.
Let’s label every biblical truth divisive, hate speech, racist, unloving, dogmatic, fundamentalism, unbending, arrogant, this is the new Christianity. Throw out all biblical truths and do what you want.

I was always told not to follow the crowd; I believe that same principle applies here. Don’t follow the New Age, politically correct crowd.

Follow God.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jesus spoke against false religion (sometimes church leaders)

In last few years I have heard more and more sermons on obeying our leaders, this is biblical to a point but not blindly. The New Age teachings are leading pastors to believe that they are above reproach. This falls in line with the New Age teachings entering our churches, we are taught to focus on our creature needs and the spiritual needs takes a back seat. Spiritual needs are given lip service to and heaven is spoken of with an abstract, pie in the sky attitude, but all is focused on living for now, or dealing with our changing culture instead of preparing for the after life. This is not the message Jesus taught, Jesus taught about denying the flesh and not worrying about the here and now but prepare for heaven.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life. Matthew 6:25-27

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

We spend most of out life preparing for a few short years of retirement, but none preparing for the thousands of years we will be in heaven. We worry about tomorrow, retirement, money, power, position, prestige, all of which are fleeting. It’s clear to see who the prince of this world is, but it’s sad that the majority are following him.

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. John 12:31

Satan has been given temporary authority over the earth and we seem to be following him in greater numbers than ever before.
Pastors are preaching doctrines of devils while calling it Christianity.

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils 1 Timothy 4:1

The great commission seems to be the focal rallying cry, before I get into this lets make one thing clear “I believe in reaching the lost”. The new emphasizes on the great commission would be commendable if it had not been perverted into something ungodly.

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)

This call to spread the word so that all have the choice of the afterlife has been twisted into focusing on physical needs now.
Many will claim that to not focus on the great commission you have no love, clearly these people don’t know the word of God, I will leave it at that. But our focus or “purpose” as one leading New Age guru calls it, should not be the great commission as the new age teachings lead us to believe but on God. When God created Adam and Eve there was no need for the great commission, our “purpose” is to worship and adore God.
This shift in focus has several pagan side effects.

- Focus on physical needs, which leads to sin
- Focus on false peace, which leads to compromise and sin
- Focus on feelings, which leads to compromise and sin

The great commission is a by product of focusing on God, but when we take a by product and make it our focus we are in error. Gas, propane, natural gas, are all by products of crude oil, we focus on finding crude oil and everything else is a by product, we could not focus on finding auto fuel and expect to if we lost our main focus of crude oil. The crude oil needs to go through several refining steps to get the various by products out of it. Just as a Christian needs to go through a refining process to have the various by products, or fruits of the spirit manifest in their lives. To focus on the great commission leads us to loose focus on God and to focus on the physical needs. With this loss of focus a christian cannot begin the refining process and may never grow spiritually.
How can that be you ask, as humans we are prone to arrogance, and all types of other prideful sins. When our focus is on the physical needs of others and we work to assist in them we soon start thinking that “we” are accomplishing something or that our works are of greater value that they truly are. Its leads us to sin, and God knows this. This line of thinking leads us to independence which the world admires and believes is important. We even teach our children independence and stress it in their lives. And then we wonder why so many youth are walking away from God.
Independence is separation from God. It can be said no other way we cannot be independent and still love God.

13 Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19

Children are innocent and dependant, it is those types of people that the kingdom of heaven belongs to.

The new age gospel is to tosses out all spiritual testing. Focal point of works is introduced.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.1 John 4:1

We are told to test the spirits of those preaching the word of God.

Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. Jeremiah 14:14

For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dream Jereimiah 29:8

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.2 Peter 2:1

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18

We are warned of false prophets but today we seem to ignore this warning. The new age teaching tells us to follow blindly without thinking. We have been deluded into believing that God doesn’t want us to speak out against anyone or anything. Anyone questioning our leaders whether secular or religious is condemned. Blindly follow, do not think, and believe all is from God without testing. This teaching is contrary to God’s word, God knew that if we did not have a way of rooting out the truth demons would take advantage of us. The problem is we don’t know Gods’ word; we are too busy focusing on the physical needs of life to read God’s word. When we hear a new gospel that tells us that its alright to focus on the carnal needs of the flesh then we swallow it hook, line and sinker. Words that tickle the ears.
We are told not to speak out against leaders and therefore giving any who proclaim they are Christian a safe haven to spread false gospel. Jesus however had no problem with speaking out against the leaders and other religions.

37 As Jesus was speaking, one of the Pharisees invited him home for a meal. So he went in and took his place at the table. 38 His host was amazed to see that he sat down to eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony required by Jewish custom. 39 Then the Lord said to him, “You Pharisees are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and wickedness! 40 Fools! Didn’t God make the inside as well as the outside? 41 So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over. 42 “What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. Luke 11:37–42

Jesus criticized the Pharisees for worrying more about the outward appearance more than the hidden inward sins. Jesus also reprimands them for putting aside a portion of what they have earned as a sacrifice in honor of God, yet all the while being judgmental of others in a way that dishonors God. In essence He is calling them hypocrites. This was not a polite conversation; to insult your host as Jesus did was considered incredibly rude and certainly aggressive. Jesus would have been looked upon as being extremely ill-mannered. Jesus was correcting a wrong in the ruling class and He took off the kid gloves to do it. This is contrary to what we are taught today, that we should not criticize the actions of those in leadership.

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, Matthew 21:12
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. Matthew 21:13

Jesus made a very strong statement of what was happening in God’s temple, He showed a righteous anger in His actions.
False doctrine and false prophets cannot fall under the same umbrella as those truly proclaiming the word of God. We are to stand against Satan and exposed it to the light of God and anything that proclaims a different message no matter how close it is to God's message.
If we keep quiet over false doctrine we are not following God’s words

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them Ephesians 5:11

God not only warns us of false doctrines and those who would lead us astray but also tells us to expose the works of darkness. One cannot be quiet about false doctrine and still expose it. How can you expose something without talking against it? If you do not expose false doctrine and false prophets you are in disobedience to the Lord. In God’s eyes it is no different than breaking any of the ten commandments.

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. James 2:10

If you are disobedient you have broken all the laws and God is displeased with you. These are not my words but God’s. We are told to expose evil, either you obey God or you do not, but it is the right thing to do in God’s eyes.
One of the funniest passages in the bible is when Elijah challenges the followers of Baal to a contest of the Gods. Its long so I will edit it.

1 Kings 18 20-40: 20 So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men. 23 “Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire under it. 24 “Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD, and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” And all the people said, “That is a good idea.”

Elijah said lets decide once and for all whose God is real, lets build 2 piles of wood and a bull to send a sacrifice.

25 So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.” 26 Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, “O Baal, answer us.” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made.
Elijah then said don’t light the wood but pray for Baal to light it and prove that Baal is real.
27 It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.”

Elijah then starts making fun of them and the god Baal. He taunts them "Maybe he’s out, or on a trip, maybe he’s asleep call louder."

28 So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them. 29 When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention.

After Baal didn’t answer the prayers then Elijah took his turn

30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD which had been torn down. 31 Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, “Israel shall be your name.” 32 So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed. 33 Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood. 34 And he said, “Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” And he said, “Do it a second time,” and they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time,” and they did it a third time. 35 The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.

Three times they soaked down the wood for the fire with water

36 At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I have done all these things at Your word. 37 “Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You, O LORD, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again.” 38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God.” 40 Then Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape.” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

Some people need to be shocked out of their religious blindness. Elijah made fun of their false god. Then he asked God to win the contest. God heard his prayer and brought fire from heaven. If Elijah lived today, a lot of people would think he was rude or maybe unchristian like, unloving even, certainly politically incorrect. He made fun of other people's religion. If people believe in a false religion, what should we do? Jesus spoke against the leaders of false religion. He called them snakes to their faces! He said they were hypocrites who looked beautiful on the outside but were dead on the inside (Matthew 23:25-33). Jesus hated false religion, and he spoke against it.

This has got to be the greatest example of what God thinks of other religions and yet today pastors are preaching that we should work with those of other faiths. (Rick Warrens PEACE plan) God didn’t work with pagans to do good works and yet the new age gurus claim its God’s will. We are told that we are not loving if we do not accept other belief systems and consider them equal with us. Jesus put together a group of believers and instructed them to spread the word. Jesus worked with only believing people to do God’s work. Ricks PEACE plan tells us to work with other faiths and even twists the word of God to claim God said so. Contrary to Rick Warrens “opinion” God is against anything that has to remotely do with a false God. The Baal false prophets were killed, all 450 of them. They were killed for working with a false God and now Rick Warren and other movements tells us to do exactly that. The one world religion, ecumenical movement, Purpose driven movement, new age movement, evangelical manifesto, and more; all under different names but all working for the same thing.

I believe that we should not go nit picking our pastors or even country leaders for that matter. But pastors are going on a crusade to stamp out all dissent in the church. This would be admirable if pastors were not human and purely divine, how ever that is not the case. We are told to test the spirits of those who lead us and any who proclaim the message of God. I believe we are not living up to our end of this.
I worked on a church board for several years proclaiming that we should support and lift up the BIBLE preaching pastors in our church. I Stood with them while they were condemned for saying something scriptural but against the politically correct congregation they were preaching to. It’s for this very reason I that I will stand with a bible preaching pastor and I will stand against and expose the false prophets. The false prophets make all the men of God look wrong and its us that allow it.
I have seen dozens of pastors driven out of churches for preaching the word of God and not submitting to the politically correct crowd. Some pastors reading this may want to think about who will stand with them when their turn comes. The way that the world is going it may be sooner than later.
Stand firm on God’s word now so that you may be under the protection of the almighty. Psalms 91 one of my favorite chapters in the bible.

Psalm 91:1 You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, 2 Say to the LORD, "My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust." 3 God will rescue you from the fowler's snare, from the destroying plague, 4 Will shelter you with pinions, spread wings that you may take refuge; God's faithfulness is a protecting shield. 5 You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon. 7 Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come. 8 You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see. 9 You have the LORD for your refuge; you have made the Most High your stronghold. 10 No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent. 11 For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways. 12 With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the asp and the viper, trample the lion and the dragon. 14 Whoever clings to me I will deliver; whoever knows my name I will set on high. 15 All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor.16 With length of days I will satisfy them and show them my saving power.

This is not an exhaustive work on God’s words and feelings concerning false doctrines, or on exposing sin, however maybe it would be good if you were to get into God’s word and find the rest yourself. Let God talk to you directly, read his word daily, and practice a consistent prayer life. Know the word of God, like never before in the history of the earth we are about to be tested on our faith. This is a test for your soul, did you study?

God loves you

In His name

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chatter: Current Events Updated weekly

March 10 2009
- The Chatter is that the stock markets will move higher until mid summer then drop to levels below 6000
- Oil per barrel will rise moderately but the price at the pump will climb disproportionately higher.
Profit taking and gouging.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Has Revelations begun?

At one time the sermons I heard in church were focused on getting ready for life after we left earth. Our needs in this life were not ignored but it was not the focus. Now the sermons are about our life now and very little if at all about preparing for the next life with Christ. Churches are now sponsoring money management seminars, self help seminars. Every other sermon is about obedience to the rulers of this earth and the rest of the sermons are on catering to the here and now.
The focus of the church is way off base; we no longer focus on Christ but on our creature comforts. We can certainly see the apostate church in the end times that we were warned about. Even though we were warned about it we still fell into Satan’s snare. Hitler recruited pastors to help control the people before things become bad, they were told that in difficult times it was the duty of the church to assist the government, reciting Romans to back it up.

FEMA Recruiting Pastors To Prepare For Martial Law

Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For Martial Law

Revelation 6:1 - 6:2 - "...When the Lamb had opened the first of the seven seals, I heard the first of the four beasts say with a thundering voice, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a white horse; and he that sat on him had a bow: and there was given unto him a crown, and he departed as conqueror and to conquest."

The start of the real troubles on this earth begins with the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. The first horseman comes on a white horse carrying a Bow and is given a crown. It is believed that this is the man who will soon be the Antichrist.

- White horse signifies peace, this will only be rhetoric and a false platform for as you
will see he brings everything but peace to the earth. But all will believe him.
- The rider carries a bow, showing that he will have great power; military, position, and
- He is given a crown; he becomes ruler of a country.
- Conqueror, clearly his words won’t match his actions, he comes in spouting peace but
causes unrest

Revelation 6:4 - "And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword."

The second horse is red and the rider has the power to take peace from the earth, and was given a great sword

- Red has always signified war, after the soon to be Antichrist gains power wars begin.
- A great sword, the military might will be large and powerful

Revelation 6:5 - 6:6 - “And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.’”

- Black indicting decay and death.
- Pair of balances
A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny. In Bibletimes laborers received a denarius, or one penny, as an entire day's wages (seeMatthew 20:2). A measure would be sixteen of our American ounces. Think of it! An

entire day's wages for a loaf of bread!
- What about the oil and wine? These items were luxuries in Bible times, and we find
that there are those who still possess them during the Tribulation.

Revelation 6:7 - 6:8 - “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a pale green horse; and he that sat on him was called Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, and that they (the four horsemen) should kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

- A pale horse represents disease and death, disease, famine, war, catastrophes,
weather. Seems to combine all of the traits of the preceding horseman and then some.
One-fourth of the world's population dies through his brutality; more than one billion,
seven hundred fifty million people at today's population figures.

There is reason to believe that the first horseman is in place already. There is a lot of talk of peace but very little tangible evidence of peace.

The next phase that the bible tells us that is coming would be war, its not too hard to see the possibilities for war in the near future.

N. Korea Statement Raises Worry of a Missile Test

New Israel killer drone can take out Iran's S-300 anti-air missile

Turkey is backing out of Western orbit. Where to?

Washington, Moscow at Cross-purposes on Nuclear Iran

South America on brink of war

Russia's interest in South America should alert the U.S

Muslims 'about to take over Europe'

There doesn’t seem to be an area of the world that isn’t under threat of war, both old grievances and new. All the while that everyone is saying peace, peace; the greater are the instances of war. Even to the point of nuclear confrontation. While there have always been wars, never has the widespread instances of flare-ups or the capabilities as great as now, not even in the WWII.

The next horseman brings famine and death. Again look at the headlines.

Famine spreads across Africa

Indonesia: Famine kills over 50 in Papua

The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis / In depth / Rising cost of food

Genetically Modified GM POISON FOOD

Famines are world wide, weather changes, or diseases are wiping out crops. Now I hear farmers saying that planting crops will cost almost double what they will receive at harvest. Many are opting not to plant crops this spring. Genetically modified crops are not providing the nutrition as natural crops. Playing God and manipulating the genetics of life around us has had consequences that we do not yet fully realize. It has been shown that the nutrients in the GM crops are changed enough that our bodies are rejecting them as not nutritious. So even those who have food to eat are dying from malnutrition, many of today’s diseases are linked to our bodies not receiving the nutrients or vitamins to fight disease. Many of us suffer from scurvy but this is not being recognized as such.

I think we can see how we are well on our way to a world wide famine, even places that have lots of food will suffer from malnutrition. If our food is not providing the minerals, and vitamins our bodies need we will still die of malnutrition through disease or other ways.

Food prices are rising to levels that many cannot feed their families. Even families that are working are lacking in food due to living costs being so high.

The forth horseman brings a combination of the entire four horseman but even more so. Wars, weather changes (not due to global warming….global warming is a fraud) greed, control, disease and so on.

For those of you that believe the global warming scare.

Overall, the polar ice caps are growing - not shrinking

Gateway Pundit: Antarctica Ice Cap Growth Reaches Record High

Why are the icecaps growing on both poles??

Off topic but be aware. The Carbon tax is a tax on breathing, they finally figured out how to tax the air we breathe. Without CO2 we would have no O2.

Throughout the release of the horseman everything on earth progressively gets worse. Whether the first horseman has been released or not this earth will grow progressively worse. Satan’s generals have decided that Christ’s return is near and they will no longer hid or sneak around, 2009 will be a difficult year living expenses, food, crisis, weather events, monetary collapse. Some of these began unraveling last year as I warned in Feb 2008, what began last year will accelerate this year. There will be signs of others beginning this year. We don’t know God’s time line; we don’t know when Christ will retrieve us from this earth. We do know that it will be before the worst of it hits but we will be tested one final time.

In 2009 watch for economies to fall, watch for wars, watch for rising prices, if farmers cannot plant crops due to expenses then watch for scarcity of food. Will this all happen this year is unknown but it will happen.

Where do you stand? Are you in fear? Are you concerned with money? These are concerns that will end, but your eternal life will not end. Make the decision for God now. Stand firm on morals, and doctrine, now is not the time to try new approaches to Christ. Or to "change the way we do church", as one snake oil salesman states. Good intentions will not get you into heaven.

If you are uncertain and want to commit renewed to Christ say this prayer

Lord forgive my sins and shortcomings, I am sorry and repent of my sins. I commit myself to you and praise you for the gift of eternal life. I believe in your death on the cross and resurrection, virgin birth, and coming return. I ask you to take control of my life and aid me in living for you. Guide me from false doctrine and false prophets; I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and savior. Amen.

Biblically Correct Ministries (BC Ministries)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The World Economy

I wrote this article 1 year ago Feb 2008, and warned everyone to get out of the stock markets..... no one listened!! How much have you lost?

He Who Dies With The Most Toys... Loses!

Luke 12:15-21 ..."Be on your guard against covetousness in any shape or form. For a man's real life in no way depends upon the number of his possessions... A rich man's farmland produced heavy crops. So he said to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have no room to store this harvest of mine?' Then he said, 'I know what I'll do. I'll pull down my barns and build bigger ones where I can store all my grain and my goods and I can say to my soul, Soul, you have plenty of good things stored up there for years to come. Relax! Eat, drink, and have a good time!' But God said to him, 'You fool, this very night you will be asked for YOUR SOUL!...' That is what happens to the man who hoards things for himself and is not rich in the eyes of God."

Revelation 6:5-6 "When The Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"

Ezek 7:19 "They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity."

The bible gives a clear description of the world in the last days, and with the condition the markets are in it certainly sounds as if Christ is returning soon. I don’t believe this is the last big drop but I do think that each one we get through will only make the next one worse. People world wide are panicking with the drop of the stock markets, and the collapsing of the
banks, the bible predicts the collapse of the economy clearly. The market losses since January 1 2008(remember I wrote this in 2008)makes 1929 look miniscule in comparison, and yet through propaganda we are still optimistic. If we are to be optimistic in something it should be in the Lord and His promise to care for us and of His soon return. We should not however be optimistic in the economy or of anything that man values. It’s clear that those who remain will lose everything no matter how much you have in the bank or in the markets it will all be gone, one way or another. In Revelations it talks about the coming of the black horseman food will be so expensive that it will take a days wages to feed a man for a day. With the famine and other catastrophes on the earth inflation will be at an all time high in every area. To put your faith in money as a replacement God is foolish, God can look after you far better than money.

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

Prov 11:4,28 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death... Whoever trusts in his riches will fall...

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Proverbs 11:4, 28 talks of how useless money will be, Zephaniah 1:18 is clear that money won’t help us in the end. God can’t be bribed. We have come under the belief that we can have our cake and eat it too, after all this is what every commercial and advertisement tells us. But God doesn’t see it that way we can have one or the other not both. Were there wealthy Godly men in the bible? Of course there was but if we could study more in depth we would find that their success came in a different fashion then what we forcibly try to achieve today under our own power. We like to use the rich men that God speaks highly of in the scriptures to justify our chase after the gold ring ( the ring is no longer brass, inflation). The biggest problem is not the corruption in the world but the fact that the church no longer sees right or wrong and all is being blended into the New World Church. The church has become blind to evil and many churches no longer have discernment that is required to know good from evil. The revived spiritualism of the 21st century, we will find that this is scriptures coming true. Scriptures tells us that the last days the church will be in error.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

This vThis Verse refers to a falling away from the true faith, the apostasy of the end times.

Luke 18:8 …. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Christ questions whether there will be faith left on the earth, what does that statement say about the shape of the church in last days? Christians should have little to worry about as far as losing money in the markets since stocks are little more than gambling, Christians should be against this, right? Unfortunately sitting around the board table at church no one talks about going to one of the many casinos popping up, but many talk of the state of their stocks and early retirement funds. This shouldn’t be something that a Christian should be talking about since we are to have only one God.

Luke 16:13 "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."

You can not have your cake and eat it too; Christ said the same thing only in the terms recognizable at the time. You cannot serve both God and money. Stocks certainly shouldn’t be the talk of Elders in a church but it is. To have so much riding on the markets or banks is nothing more than a substitute God. We seem to have more faith in banks, institutions, and even rocks for healing than we do in God. I see Christian’s everyday wearing the magnetic stones, copper bracelts and many other "magical" rocks to heal them. They claim how much better they feel, no wonder God wants to once again end this society. Eastern mysticism is now an acceptable form of worship in our churches.

Job 31:24-25,28 "If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,' if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained... then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high."

Job deemed anything that would distract him from focusing on God a sin worthy of judgment; he considered it unfaithful to God to be so worried and preoccupied with money. It seems the longer we are on this earth the more corrupt we become, we don’t even realize it because it has become common place and acceptable. We truly are now calling evil good and good evil.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Advice on Security Investing

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Tell those who are rich in this present world not to be contemptuous of
others, and not to rest the weight of their confidence on the transitory power of wealth but on
the living God, who generously gives us everything for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to
be rich in kindly actions, to be ready to give to others and to sympathize with those in distress.
Their security should be invested in the life to come, so that they may be sure of holding a
share in the life which is real and permanent.

Luke 12:29-34 "You must not set your heart on what you eat or drink, nor must you live in a state of anxiety. The whole heathen world is busy about getting food and drink, and your Father knows well enough that you need such things. No, set your heart on his kingdom, and your food and drink will come as a matter of course... Sell your possessions and give the money away to those in need. Get yourselves purses that never grow old, inexhaustible treasure in Heaven, where no thief can ever reach it, or moth destroy it. For where your treasure is, you may be certain that your heart will be there too!"

1 Tim 6:8-10 Surely then, as far as physical things are concerned, it is sufficient for us to
keep our bodies fed and clothed. For men who set their hearts on being wealthy expose
themselves to temptation. They fall into a trap and lay themselves open to all sorts of silly
and wicked desires, which are quite capable of utterly ruining and destroying their souls.
For loving money leads to all kinds of evil, and some men in the struggle to be rich have lost their faith and caused themselves untold agonies of mind.

Here are some investments worthy of a man of God. If you want to hedge your bets and value in

the world invest in these things.

Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish

and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

How true is that today, the more money you have the more you want, your goals are always

being raised, always achieving more, is this way of life biblical, NO. Today’s society teaches

either directly or indirectly through television, radio, and news that you are a loser if you are

not out constantly competing or achieving higher monetary goals. The church has also fallen

into this, but I have yet to find scripture that has not been twisted to support this.

Prov 23:4-5 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

It is considered wisdom to not to strive to become wealthy or even save so much for the
future to retire well, as Luke 12:15-21 tells us. Restraint in the world today of course is
negative word; society would have us believe that we should deny ourselves nothing, restrain
ourselves in no way.

Luke 12:15-21 ..."Be on your guard against covetousness in any shape or form. For a man's real life in no way depends upon the number of his possessions... A rich man's farmland produced heavy crops. So he said to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have no room to store this harvest of mine?' Then he said, 'I know what I'll do. I'll pull down my barns and build bigger ones where I can store all my grain and my goods and I can say to my soul, Soul, you have plenty of good things stored up there for years to come. Relax! Eat, drink, and have a good time!' But God said to him, 'You fool, this very night you will be asked for YOUR SOUL!...' That is what happens to the man who hoards things for himself and is not rich in the eyes of God."

Today what this farmer did is equivalent to us saving or investing in a retirement plan, RRSP’s, bonds, and all the various savings plans. When I read this I thought there must be another explanation, I always thought that saving up your money was responsible thing to do, Preparing for the future. There is only one reason to prepare, unless God instructs us to, and that is that we don’t trust God to provide for us.

Matthew 6:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31"So do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

When we take matters into our own hands and store up money and goods, God considers us without faith, He equates worrying about money and striving to earn more as what the pagans do. Worrying about the future of our finances is wrong as verse 34 shows. This passage alone tells me the poor condition of my faith. The are times when Gods forewarns us of troubles that he wants us to prepare, but knowing the difference requires discernment, this is where a strong knowledge of the bible comes in useful so that the Holy Spirit may give us the discernment when we need it. God considers us hoarding money away as turning to a false God, when we rely on money to get us through bad times. Is that what scriptures teach us? Scriptures tells us to rely on God. The world tells us to rely on money.

Phil 4:11-13 ...For I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances may be. I know now how to live when things are difficult and I know how to live when things are prosperous. In general and in particular I have learned the secret of eating well or going hungry--of facing either plenty or poverty. I am ready for anything through the strength of the One who lives within me.

Prov 30:8-9 ...Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

God teaches us to not waste our money and to be good stewards of what God gives us but not
to hoard it. We have grown accustom to relying on money, grocery stores, government, and a multitude of other organizations and false Gods that we don’t really rely on God no matter how much we fool ourselves into thinking other wise.

Luke 18:8 …. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

Christ asked his disciples a very telling question, Christ was questioning if He will find faith
in the earth when he returns. This tells us that the our faith in the last days will not be a true faith, we will think that we have faith but it will not be what God calls faith. I recently received a diary of one of my ancestors as they made the trip from Europe to Canada.They were persecuted in Europe for their faith in God and wanted to come to Canada to have freedom. (Something that is a mere shadow of what it once was) but regardless they made the trip to Canada and kept a diary of the journey. The one thing that stood out in the journal for me is the unquenchable faith they had. The day started with God, continued with God and ended with God. Even through death of a loved one they gave glory to God thankful for everything large, small or troublesome. Everyday had a bible verse appended for the day. It reminded me more of the prophets of old and the undying faith they had. Satan has designed this world to distract us from God and to make think we are worshiping God but really heading in a wrong direction. He would have been stupid not to attempt this deception, with that in mind how can we continue to be fooled and not realize the rocky road we have been lead down?

Ps 37:7,16 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way... Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked.

Heb 13:5 "Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have."

Eze 28:2-10 ..."Thus says the Lord God, 'Because your heart is lifted up and you have said, 'I am a God...' yet you are a man and not God, although you make your heart like the heart of God... You have acquired riches for yourself... and your heart is lifted up because of your riches--Therefore, behold, I will bring strangers upon you... and they will draw their swords... and defile your splendor... and you will die... Will you still say, 'I am a god,' in the presence of your slayer, although you are a man and not God, in the hands of those who wound you?'"

How many of you are happy and secure because you have a good sum of money in the bank? Were you as content when you had none? If not what do you have faith in money or God, God has never changed but your money situation has.

Heb 13:5 "Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have."

Prov 23:4-5 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

Mat 6:19-21 "Do not save riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy,and robbers break in and steal. Instead, save riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are."

The scriptures relate a rich man with spiritual poverty, how many of us would balk at this
statement and yet it’s true.

James 1:9-11 The brother who is in need may be proud because God has raised him to the true riches. The rich may be proud that God has shown him his spiritual poverty... Just as surely will the rich man and his ways fall into the blight of decay.

Society teaches us to be ashamed if we are materially poor, opposite of the word of God and yet even as Christians we fall into the snare of Satan. Even in our churches we treat those of wealth different than those that have little. On most church boards you will have wealthy men or business men, as if they have God’s ear. Not all churches but many quietly look to those of means as having God’s blessings greater than one who works for minimum wage. Did this thinking come from God or is it an illusion designed by Satan? If it’s not in line with the word
of God then we must change this. I almost hate using the word change because the Emerging church and its change agents has overused the need for change in the church, unfortunately they want to head in another erroneous direction. But regardless of the misdirection of Satan the church and Christians need to change but in a direction strictly in line with the Word Of God.

Ps 49:16-19 Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him. Though while he lived he counted himself blessed--and men praise you when you prosper--he will join the generation of his fathers, who will never see the light of life.

Luke 9:25 "What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet lose or forfeit his very self?"

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Prov 30:8-9 ...Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or I may
become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

BC Ministries

February 21 2009

Last year I warned everyone to leave the stock markets, this year they will lose more money, can you see the signs or have you been blinded?