Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Time Is HERE When They Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine

2nd Timothy 4:1-4, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For 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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

We are now living in those apostate times foretold in the Word of God, when people would no longer ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but rather, HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS (take a look at Hillsong's list of derelict preachers), HAVING ITACHING EARS (i.e., only wanting to hear a positive message). Pastor Joel Osteen is one of the worst offenders...


JOEL OSTEEN TALKS ABOUT WHY HE DOES NOT PREACH ON HELL

Someone asked me today if we are supposed to prosper as Christians? They heard it from a TV preacher and wanted to know if this is Biblical. Here was my email response: 

Yes, that is true, God wants us to prosper, but that might mean ending up in a wheelchair with our legs cut off. What saith the Scripture? Hebrews chapter 11 has often been called The Hall Of Faith,” because it lists all the mighty works done throughout the Old Testament by the saints of God. By faith Noah moved with fear and built an ark. By faith David took a sling and went out to fight the giant Goliath. By faith Rahab hid the Jewish spies and helped them win the battle. By faith Abraham left his home country and sojourned in a strange land far away. But notice what we read starting in Hebrews 11:36...

Hebrews 11:36-40, “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”
BY FAITH some of God's children were sawn asunder. It is believed that wicked king Manasseh sawed his grandfather Isaiah into pieces. SOURCE. BY FAITH others were tormented, afflicted, slain with the sword, imprisoned, forced to hide in caves and killed. So we see that our FAITH can sometimes cost us dearly and get us into a lot of trouble! All of the disciples of Christ were martyred except John, who was marooned on the isle of Patmos where he penned the Revelation of Jesus Christ. So, in God's sight all of these dear saints who suffered, even unto death, were “PROSPEROUS.”

Here is more Scriptural proof...
1st Peter 1:6-9, “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
The Bible calls our many afflictions, sufferings and trials for Christ MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD that perisheth. The benefits reaped by the trial of our faith are eternal rewards and joy in the Lord. God uses the hardships in our daily lives to conform us into the glorious image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). When reprobates like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson and Joyce Meyer (to name but a few infidels) speak of health, wealth and prosperity, they are blaspheming the Word of God.

The popular health, wealth and prosperity Charismatic movement is of the Devil, rooted in greed. Take a look at what God says about these evil fakes in the pulpit today...

2nd Peter 2:1-3, “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. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken ofAnd through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

We see several truths to take away from the preceding passage of Scripture:

First, THERE SHALL BE false teachers among you! There will never be a time when false teachers don't prey upon the people. The love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10).

Second, they will bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES, some even denying they Lord. Dr. Steve Pettit has brought DAMNABLE HEREIES into Bob Jones University!

Third, the Bible says that because of these religious clowns (by reason of whom), THE WAY OF TRUTH SHALL BE EVIL SPOKEN OF. This means millions of people are going to Hell someday because they were turned away from the Gospel by greedy televangelists and corrupt Bible colleges! Nothing has turned sincere people away from the truth of the Gospel as has the greedy health, wealth and prosperity crowd. Benny Hinn, Peter Popoff, Mike Murdock, Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, Steven Furtick are all greedy church parasites whose damnation slumbereth not!

Fourth, the Bible says that THROUGH COVETEOUSNESS shall they with subtle, insincere and deceptive words MAKE MERCHANDISE OF the people. Take a look at the Satanism promoted by The 700 Club! Pat Robertson and company claim to see people's cancer and brain tumors being healed through the TV. Of course, not one case of healing has ever been legitimately documented medically by their shady outfit. Yet, Pat Robertson's hoax of a ministry takes in over $600,000,000 each year! The 700 Club is of the Devil.

Fifth, God's judgment is already upon them, they are DAMNED ALREADY!

The time has come dear friends. THE TIME HAS COME when people will no longer tolerate sound doctrine. That is the real reason why Joel Osteen won't preach about Hell fire, damnation and brimstone, because he would be preaching to a very small crowd! He wouldn't be able to live in his multiple mansions anymore, or drive his luxury cars! Joel Osteen is a disgusting infidel who preys upon wicked people who refuse to listen to sound doctrine! Joel owns at least two homes. One is worth $2,900,000 and has 5,900 square feet in Houston. The other is worth $10,500,000 and has 17,000 square feet! That is sickening!!! How does that compare to John the Baptist or the humble Apostle Paul who needed to sew tents to supplement his income as a preacher? Joel Osteen is no friend of God and is an enemy of truth and righteousness!!!

I used to think that TV preachers were solely to blame for misleading the people. But then I realized that the Bible doesn't say that. The Bible teaches in our text passage that the time will come when people WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE. Folks, there are godly preachers all across the United States today (e.g., Pastor Bob Gray Sr., Max Younce, Steven Anderson, Ralph Yankee Arnold, Clarence Sexton, Jeff Fugate, Roger Jimenez, et cetera). But Americans by large don't want to listen to those Bible preaching men of God! They want to hear infidels like Joel Osteen tell them how good they are. They want to hear Pat Robertson make empty promises of health, wealth and prosperity if you give them MONEY! They want to hear Joseph Prince speak in demonic tongues and take their money. They want to hear Benny Hinn make false promises of healing and wealth. Al of these FALSE TEACHERS share one thing in common, which is that they are all MULTI-MILLIONAIRES!!!

The problem is not just ungodly lying preachers today; but moreover, the hundreds of millions of ungodly people who empower them by financially supporting them and following their evil ways. The TIME IS HERE when people will not endure sound doctrine. Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Pastor Joel Osteen Doesn't Tell People What They Need To Hear

Jude 1:3-4, Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Joel said that he wanted to preach about the common salvation, but he instead chose to tell them what they needed to hear. Joel warned them that false teachers had crept in among them! You know, I would love to have only a positive teaching website ministry, I really would! But it is needful that I expose the ungodly Bob Jones University crowd. It is needful that I warn you about Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, John MacArthur, Gary Walton and the evil Harvest Baptist Church of Guam who bid them all Godspeed. Birds of a feather flock together! Is there not a cause? That is what the shepherd boy David said when he went out to fight Goliath? Yes, there is a cause, still today in 2021! Dangerous false teachers have crept unawares into the Bible colleges and churches!!! They must be rooted out, marked, exposed and avoided!

Pastor Marty Herron and Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa need to be marked, exposed and avoided. They are false teachers and evildoers!!! Pastor Charles Phelps and the Colonial Hills Baptist Church needs to be exposed!!! These corrupt men are destroying churches today with their Calvinist garbage!

A faithful godly preacher will tell you what you NEED, but an ungodly false prophet will tell you what you want to hear according to his GREED. Pastor Joel Osteen is among the worst of false teachers today! Joel Osteen chooses to only preach a positive message to make you feel happy. But Joel won't tell you what you really need to hear. He corrupts the Gospel by requiring people to make Jesus your Lord to be saved. Joel corrupts the Gospel by telling people that they must repent of the sins to be saved. Nowhere in the Bible are we told to repent OF YOUR SINS to be saved. Joel Osteen is a wicked false prophet!!!

What saith the Scripture? ...

2nd Timothy 4:1-4, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For 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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

This Scripture passage practically gives the address of Hillsong!!! T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, TBN, CBN, Pat Robertson, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur and countless more are devils in the pulpit today. God's curse is upon these false teachers, who speak only positive, uplifting, feel good type sermons; but never warn lost sinners of God's coming wrath against Christ-rejecters in Hell fire! Joel Osteen won't be smiling in Hell. His true colors will be seen then, and you'll be sharing a brimstone hole in Hell with him! God will not spare on the day of judgment!!! No one gets to Heaven by thinking positive! No one gets to Heaven by following Jesus as your Lord (Matthew 7:23). No one gets to Heaven by repenting of your sins (Matthew 27:3).

Monday, September 6, 2021

Evangelist Leonard Ravenhill Corrupts The Word Of God

Galatians 4:16-17, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.”

Kindly said, in the following sermon video clip Evangelist Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) is corrupting the Word of God and misleading people by confusing sanctification with justification. ...


Repentance, Regeneration, and the Glory of God

I admire Ravenhill's zeal but it is misguided zeal at best. Galatians 4:16-17, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.” We read the same thing concerning the Jews in the Holy Bible:
Romans 10:1-4, “Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
The Jews were devout worshippers in the Apostle Paul's time. Even today in 2021 religious Jews are very devout, loyal and diligent in their commitment and worship of their God of Judaism. Unfortunately, today just like back in Bible days, the Jews have a zeal without knowledge! They were going about to establish THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!

We still see this salvation by works heresy everywhere today, appearing in its various forms. What Leonard Ravenhill is preaching is the same Calvinistic garbage that Paul Washer, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur, Marty Herron, Steve Pettit and other infidels of the Christ faith preach! Dear reader, right words matter! Right doctrine matters! The Truth matters!!! I am so sick and tired of hearing pastors, churches and Bible colleges claim to believe that THE TRUTH is important, while they hobnob with Pastor John MacArthur and Bob Jones University (BJU) that bids him 100% Godspeed!!! It is WICKEDNESS!!! BJU needs to be marked and avoided (Romans 16:17-18).

Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan (1628-1688) said it best:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —Evangelist John Bunyan
I agree with Leonard Ravenhill in the preceding sermon clip that likely less than 5% of professed Christians in America are truly born-again, but it is not because of easy-believism—it is because of false religion, misunderstood repentance, Calvinism (aka, "Lordship" salvation), false Bibles and shoddy presentations of the Gospel. Evangelist Alexander Marshall (1846-1928) had repentance right doctrinally:
“I HAVE NOT REPENTED ENOUGH”

What do you mean? “I am not sorry enough for my sins.”

And if you were very sorry, would God be more willing to save you than He is now? “I think so.”

Then you are completely mistaken.

“But does it not say, unless we repent we shall perish?”

Yes; but what do you think is the Scriptural significance of “repentance”? If you say “sorrow for sin” you are wrong. It does not mean sorrow for sin: it means a CHANGE OF MIND (Matt. 21:29). This change will doubtless produce sorrow; but sorrow and repentance are two very different things (Heb. 12:17. margin, and II Cor. 7:9). When God calls on you to “repent, and believe the Gospel,” He wishes you to lay aside your wrong thoughts, and believe the glad tidings that He proclaims to you. Formerly you may have imagined that you were required to feel very sorry before being saved. Change your mind. You may have supposed you must first “feel” some great change in order to know you were saved. Change your mind. First believe in God's great love to you, as revealed in His gospel, and you will KNOW that you have eternal life (John 5:24).

SOURCE: The Horrible Misrepresentation Of Evangelist Alexander Marshall

Yes, that is excellent. Mr. Marshall is 100% correct! Yet, some unlearned and/or heretical person changed his tract, completely removing the preceding section on repentance from the work. Marshall plainly says that sinners are saved by BELIEVING THE GOSPEL, that is, he says, “to lay aside your wrong thoughts [Repentance], and believe the glad tidings [Gospel] that He proclaims to you.”

What I just shared with you from Alexander Marshall is drastically different than what Leonard Ravenhill is preaching! There are not two Gospels. Galatians 1:6-7, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” I am sick and tired of today's haughty self-righteous preachers placing demands upon lost sinners which God Himself does not place upon them.

Nowhere in the Word of God are we told that to be saved a person must repent “of your sins.” Repent, yes, but of one's unbelief. Since the only sin that can keep a person out of Heaven is UNBELIEF, then that is the only sin which you need to change your mind about to be saved. As we just read, Alexander Marshall said it very well. Hebrews 4:2, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.Carefully notice that it wasn't their refusal to repent of their sins that caused the Jews to perish in the Wilderness, it was their lack of FAITH in the Gospel.

Dear friend, beware of these corrupt well-meaning preachers today who pressure people to give up your sinning to receive God's gift of eternal life. Hello all you Calvinists, it is a “GIFT.” Somewhere along the way the concept of a gift has been lost in evangelical circles. In classic Satanic deception, false teachers will insist that eternal life is still a free gift without works, but if you're life hasn't changed you didn't really get saved. What a contradiction! A “gift means that once I take it, then it is mine forever and the manner of lifestyle I choose to live has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether I received the gift or not! Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Bible doesn't call eternal life a trade, exchange or something that will cost us anything! Pastor John MacArthur says eternal life is a trade, an exchange. Boy, he sure was inspired by demons when MacArthur called eternal life an exchange! And then there is Evangelist Billy Graham, who horribly said that eternal life will cost you something! What is all this nonsensical talk about exchanging, trading and costing us to be saved? 
“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!” BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
And I'll make an issue too, bless God! Right doctrine matters!!! All these ignorant preachers running around today telling people to repent “OF THEIR SINS didn't get that from the inspired King James Bible. Repentance is nothing more than you acknowledging before a holy God that you are a guilty sinners, so that seeing your need you'll BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and be saved. Acts 16:30b-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Nothing more is required or permissible. Salvation is by faith alone!

Repentance is automatically included with believing. Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin. That is why in the beautiful Gospel of John we find the word “believe” mentioned 88 times, but the word “repent” is not found even once. The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract to humanity, written to show all men the simple way of salvation through faith in the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified on a cross, buried and bodily risen three days later. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.Simply believe oh guilty sinner and you will be immediately, irrevocably and forever born-again!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

IS THE RAPTURE BEFORE, DURING; OR, AFTER THE TRIBULATION PERIOD?

1st Thessalonians 4:13-18, “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

VIIIA.13. IS THE RAPTURE BEFORE, DURING; OR, AFTER THE TRIBULATION PERIOD?


Question: Will the Church, or as some call it, the Body of Christ, be raptured before, during, or after the 7-year Tribulation of God’s Judgment? I have heard so many views on this.

Answer: The Church Age began on the Day of Pentecost, over 2,000 years ago, and will end with the Rapture. The Rapture will begin the 7 years of tribulation, which will end with Christ coming to the earth and establishing His Kingdom for a 1,000 years. We will confine ourselves strictly to the question you have asked. I will list some of the false claims and show from Scripture why they are not true.

1. The Post-Tribulation Rapture.

One false claim is that the Rapture is the same event as the coming of Christ at the end of the Tribulation. This has confused many, leading them to believe in what is called the “Post-Tribulation Rapture.”

Refutation: First of all, at the Rapture, the saved are “caught up” or taken to be with Christ in the air. (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17). In Matthew, Chapters 24,25, we have Christ coming to the earth and judging the nations.

Matthew 24:40 is used by some, saying it is the Rapture.

“Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”

Notice, as we quote Matthew 25:31-34, which makes it perfectly clear that this judgment involves 3 things: (1). Christ comes to the earth, (2). He will sit on His throne, (3). He will separate the saved from the lost.

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (31) And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep (saved) from the goats (lost): (32) And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. ( 33) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” ( 34)

Matthew 25:41 tells us what happens to the lost.

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”

Notice carefully, the difference between the Rapture spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 and Christ’s Coming, spoken of in Mathew, Chapters 24,25.

At the Rapture, Christ does not come to the earth, as we are caught up to meet Him in the clouds. Whereas, in Matthew, Christ comes to the earth to establish His Kingdom.
Notice carefully, at the Rapture in 1 Thessalonians, the saved are the ones taken while the ones left are the lost. Just the opposite takes place in Matthew. Those that are taken are the lost; while those that are left are the saved who enter into the Kingdom in their earthly bodies. Therefore, it is imperative for the Bible student to understand that these two events are entirely different, being separated by the Seventieth Week of Daniel, known as the 7-Year Tribulation Period. Without acknowledging the difference between Christ’s coming for his Church and His coming to establish the Kingdom; one will only be led into more error concerning Bible prophecy.

Note: A good principle to remember is, whenever Christ’s return is spoken of in Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, it is never the Rapture; but, rather, the return of Christ at the conclusion of the Tribulation. The Rapture was a mystery, revealed unto the Apostle Paul after the Church Age had begun. (Ephesians 3:1-10).

2. A Pre-Tribulation Rapture Is What The Bible Teaches.

Now let us examine the proof:

1 Thessalonians 1:10:

“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”

In examining this verse there are three things we need to recognize:

Paul was writing to Christians (1:1 and 5:25). They were already delivered from the wrath of Hell. (John 3:36).

Notice “which delivered us” is translated in the past tense. This is incorrect, as the Greek has it in the future tense. It should read as “who delivers us,” or, “which will deliver us.”

The “wrath to come” is not in reference to Hell; but, rather, to the Tribulation Period. Revelation 6:17,

“For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

Therefore, the Christians that are alive at the Rapture will not go into the Tribulation, known as the “day of his wrath.” Notice the word “us,” which includes all Christians, the spiritual and the backslider. As many say, “The Church is not ruptured; but, raptured!”

1 Thessalonians 5:9:

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath (Tribulation wrath, same as 1:10); but to obtain salvation (i.e., “deliverance”) by our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Greek word for “salvation” is “SOTERIA” and denotes “deliverance, preservation, salvation.” For example: In Acts 27:34, the word “health” is from the Greek “soteria.” In other words, in Verse 33 we find the sailors had gone 14 days without eating. In Verse 34 Paul said, “…take ( or eat) some meat: for this is for your health," (i.e. "your deliverance") from getting sick or dying.

Also, in Philippians 1:19, “salvation” should have been translated “deliverance,” since he was speaking about his deliverance from the prison from which he had written to the Philippians. A literal translation of Verse 9 would read,

“For God hath not appointed us (Christians) to the wrath of the tribulation, but to obtain deliverance from it, when the Lord Jesus Christ comes for His Church.”

In Chapter 4, verses 13-18, we have the Rapture. Chapter 5 continues with Christ’s return at the Rapture, assuring all Christians that they will be delivered from the Tribulation Period.

3. Spiritual & Carnal all Raptured At the Same Time.

The following Scriptures refute the erroneous and false teaching that only the spiritual Christians will be raptured; while the carnal Christians will have to go through the Tribulation. We will continue; as we examine and analyze the next verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:10.

“Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep; we should live together with him (Christ).”

We will look at 3 important words in the above verse.

“Wake.” It is the same Greek word “gregoreo” as trans-lated “watch” in Verse 6. “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us WATCH and be sober.”

“Sleep.” The Greek word for “sleep” in Verse 10 is the same as that for “sleep” in Verse 6. 

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” Therefore, sleep is in reference to those Christians who are “lying down on the job” and not serving the Lord. Some perverted minds try to proclaim that “sleep” here is referring to “death.” If that were true—how would you “watch and be sober” if you were dead? Preposterous!

“Together.” The Greek word is “hama” and means “to-gether at the same time.” (Vine’s Dictionary of New Testament Words).

Now, let us put Verse 10 together and write it out, including the meaning of each of the 3 words we have examined.

“Who died for us, that, whether we wake (watching and serving the Lord)or sleep, we should live together (at the same time) with him (Christ).”

These Scriptures clearly set forth the truth that ALL Christians, those serving the Lord and those who are not, will be raptured together at the same time.

4. The Rapture Is The Redemption of Our Body.

A partial Rapture is Satan’s trickery to lead one to believe that you must suffer and/or have good works to complete God’s salvation. One must remember that the completion of our salvation is the redemption of our bodies! Notice Romans 8:23,

“…even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY.”

At the Rapture our salvation is completed. Those who have died, receive their resurrected bodies from the grave; while those that are alive have their bodies transformed as they go up to be with the Lord. (Philippians 3:20,21).

Those who propagate a partial Rapture have succumbed to Satan’s subtlety. (Genesis 3:1 and 2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15). If Satan cannot convince you that good works are necessary for salvation; then, he will attempt, through his ministers, to con-vince you that those that are backslidden must go into the Tribulation. Some that hold this view have told me that, this is to have them suffer for their disobedience and give them a chance to redeem themselves. This, supposedly, shows God they are really Christians by now being faithful while being persecuted. Sounds good—except it contradicts God’s Word!

This damnable philosophy denies the Judgment Seat of Christ for all Christians, as well as Christ’s completing our salvation by His death and Resurrection. Therefore, they do not believe one is saved eternally; but, rather, must have good works in order to maintain their salvation. Very subtly, they accuse God of being a liar and unfaithful to His Word when He promised all believers they would “never perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).

5. Both Spiritual and Carnal Christians Go At The Rapture.

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, WE shall be like him; for WE shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)

The “we” is all-inclusive of the spiritual and the carnal Christian. No distinction between the two is made here.

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but WE shall ALL be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51)

At the Rapture, ALL or every Christian, whether spiritual or not, will be changed, i.e., receive their glorified bodies. Notice the last 4 words in Verse 52,

“…and WE shall be changed.”

The “WE” is all-inclusive of every Christian. Again, a partial Rapture philosophy disintegrates in the light of God’s Word. In 1 Thessalonians 4:17, notice the "WE."

“Then WE which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

Again, the Holy Spirit uses the word “WE,” eliminating any distinction between the spiritual and carnal Christian; thus, illuminating the false teaching of a partial Rapture.

6. No Such Thing As A Post-Tribulation Rapture

Some final thoughts sealing the fate of the philosophy of a post-Tribulation Rapture. Follow with me as we look at some basic facts:

All raptured Christians receive their glorified bodies. (Romans 8:22,23; 1 Corinthians 15:50-54).

There are no children born to glorified bodies. (Matthew 22:23-30).

All unsaved are cast into Hell before the 1,000 Year Kingdom Reign of Christ. (Revelation 19:11-21 and Matthew 25:41).

If the Rapture is post-Tribulation, several problems arise with impossible solutions.

(a). Where do the mortal bodies come from of those that are born during the Millennium and rebel at the conclusion of the Millennium? (Revelation 20:7-10).

(b). There would be no lost people alive to have children, so they cannot come from them.

(c). All of the saved have their glorified bodies. No children can be born to them as a result of a post-Tribulation Rapture.

(d). Remember, at the end of Christ’s 1,000 Year Reign there are unbelievers who will give their allegiance to Satan in an attempt to defeat Christ. (Revelation 20:7-10). How did they get their human bodies? Placing the Rapture at the end of the Tribulation and the start of the Millennium makes an impossible situation.

At the Rapture all Christians have their glorified bodies, which do not produce human beings. All the lost are cast into Hell; therefore, the philosophy of a post-Tribulation Rapture is impossible. The Post-Tribulation Rapture philosophy also leads to other false doctrines. Colossians 2:8 is God’s warning concerning false teachers,

“Beware lest any man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

If a Post-Tribulation Rapture were true; then, the last generation alive would be the only generation in over 2,000 years since the Church Age began, to have to go through the Tribulation. Then, we would have to conclude that God is not a just God.

If the Rapture is at the conclusion of the Tribulation; then, why are we not told to be praying for “that blessed hope and glorious appearing of that blessed tribulation!” Yet, the Word of God tells us, in Titus 2:13, that the Christian is to be,

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”

Conclusion.

In conclusion, we shall examine one more proof of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture as opposed to a Post-Tribulation Rapture. Our text is recorded in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-9.
Investigating our Text. In Paul’s first epistle to the Thessalonians, he mentions Christ’s return at the end of each of the five chapters. In Chapter 4:13-18, he goes into great detail in describing what occurs at the Rapture. This was a great comfort to these Christians, as he advises them in Verse 18,

“Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words.”

Sometime later, someone had sent a letter, evidently ascribing Paul’s name, and indicated that the Rapture had already taken place; whereas, they were left behind. Paul had gotten word of this and addressed the issue in his second epistle to the Thessalonians, beginning at 2 Thessalonians 2:2.

“That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by (a) spirit, nor by (a) word, nor by (a) letter as from us; as that the day of Christ (i.e., LORD) is at hand.”

The “day of Christ” should be translated “the day of the LORD,” which is the correct translation. Distinguishing between,
The Day of Man (the Church Age),
The Day of Christ (the Tribulation of 7 years from the Rapture to the Revelation of Christ),
The Day of the LORD (Jehovah) (from the middle of the Tribulation to the end of the Millennium),

...is imperative to understanding Verse 2.

Therefore, if the Day of Jehovah was at hand, then the Rapture would have already taken place. No wonder they were troubled and worried! Paul, in Verse 3, sets the doctrine straight. The Day of the LORD was not at hand, as the Rapture and the enthronement of the Antichrist as God must take place first. In other words, “The letter you received was a forgery and you have not missed the Rapture!”

Then, in 2 Thessalonians 2:5, Paul reminds then,

“Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you; I told you of these things?”

We now examine 2 Thessalonians 2:3,

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (day of LORD) shall not come, except there come a falling away (departure) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

We are now introduced to the Greek word “apostasia” which is translated as “falling away” in the King James Translation. The basic meaning of the word is “departure.” One cannot tell from the meaning of the word, itself, whether it is in reference to the departure, i.e., the Rapture of the Church; or, a “departure from the truth,” known as apostasy. “Apostasia” translated as “falling away” is quite misleading; as it does not incorporate the meaning “to fall” or “fell.” For example, check Matthew 10:29 (“fall”); Matthew 17:6 (“fell”); John 18:6 (“fell”), etc. These are translated from the Greek word “pipto,” not “apostasia.” Therefore, only by the context in which “apostasia” occurs can it be determined if it is in reference to a departure from the faith; or the departure of the Church from the world.

It should be noted, that to the best of my knowledge, all English translations prior to the King James Translation translated “apostasia” either as “departing” or “departure.” Also, the Bible known as the Vulgate, about 400 A.D., was Jerome’s Latin translation. Here Jerome uses the Latin word “discessio”, meaning “departure” for “apostasia.”

With this in mind, one can see that this is in perfect harmony with Verse 1, which speaks of the Rapture.

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him.” (The Rapture).

This is the same as Paul had previously spoken about in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 concerning the Rapture.

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Paul gives the principles of the Rapture; whereas, in 2 Thessalonians 2, he gives the procedure concerning the Rapture, which is Pre-Tribulation.

May we make a few more observations which lead us to conclude that “apostasia” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is speaking of the Church departing from the earth, raptured to meet her Savior in the clouds; and not a departure from the faith.

(1). Notice in Verse 7, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work.” Paul states that apostasy from the faith was already present. Hymenaeus and Alexander were two of them. (1 Timothy 1:19,20). There were false teachers of the law. (1 Timothy 1:4-7). False teachings concerning the Resurrection. (2 Timothy 2:16-18). Read Jude; 1 John 2:18; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1-3, and we could go on and on.

In other words, since the offspring of Adam and Eve, there has always been apostasy from the faith. What do we attribute the Flood to? In Israel there were the false prophets and priests. It was the same at the time of Christ; and ever since, to the present. Therefore, it would be ludicrous to think that “apostasia” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 was in reference to “apostasy from the faith,” when there has never been a time when apostasy has not been with us.

Therefore, how would the Thessalonians recognize any apostasy different from the apostasy that already existed, and that has always existed in one way or another. From the context, itself, we know the “apostasia” in Verse 3 is not in reference to departure from the faith, already existent; but, rather, a departure of the Church from the world, or the Rapture. Apostasy already existed as stated in Verse 7,

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…”

We have the same false teachers today, advocating a Partial or a Post-Tribulation Rapture, as those believers in Thessalonica encountered over 1900 years ago. As we have stated previously, the Christian is admonished to be “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ,” NOT, “the blessed hope and glorious appearing of the Tribulation Period! (The Day of God’s Wrath.).

A final note. Many are not aware that the Roman Catholic Church does not believe in the Rapture. Also, the Evangelistic Lutheran Churches of America (ELCA); the Missouri Synod Lutherans, and the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod deny three basic prophetic doctrines: (1). They deny the Rapture, (2). They do not believe in the Restoration of the Nation of Israel, (3). They deny the literal reign of Christ in his earthly Kingdom on earth for 1,000 years. How did they come to these conclusions, denying major portions of the Word of God? Very simple. Their teachings were founded by a man named Martin Luther, who has been dead over 460 years! (Luther, 1483-1546). Maybe they are not familiar with the middle verse of the Bible, Psalm 118:8,

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”

For more information on the subject of Bible Prophecy, you will find Pastor Younce’s book, “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, A Book on Bible Prophecy” helpful. It has many charts and diagrams to make things clear. You can read it free here: Click Here to Read Online

GRASSROOTS FUNDAMENTALISM

1 Kings 19:18 “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.”

by Dr. James Rasbeary

When God saved me in 1991, I didn’t even know where Genesis was in the Bible, much less the difference between an independent Baptist and a Southern Baptist church. A teenage classmate from an independent Baptist church in Weatherford, TX, persistently invited me to church for several months; on April 21, 1991, I attended “Friend Day” at his church and was wonderfully saved! This same independent Baptist church ran an antique bus that carried my future wife to church about the same time; she was also saved at that church, we met, and a few years later were married there.

When God called me to preach in 1993, my pastor told me I needed to attend Bible college. I did not know any colleges, and he recommended a relatively small school in Fort Worth named after Dr. J. Frank Norris. I was a Baptist because Baptists reached me; as I studied and grew in grace and in the knowledge of the Scriptures, I became a Baptist by conviction. Not finding any conventions, hierarchies, popes (Baptist or otherwise) in the New Testament church pattern, I became an independent Baptist by conviction. Furthermore, my acceptance of truth such as the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures in my King James Bible made me a fundamentalist in doctrine; my standards, personal soulwinning, and position on key issues made me a fundamentalist in practice.

Still, at this point I did not know much about a “movement.” I only knew what I had become by studying the scriptures. In college, I became acquainted with men that had been used of God to build amazing works. I read about many; I heard many in person. To this day I consider it a great privilege to have sat at the feet of those Spirit-filled giants of modern times, many of whom are now in heaven. Some of these became my heroes, and I followed and continue to follow their good example to this day.

In those youthful years, I dreamed vainly of becoming one of those great men; in my later years, I have retained my love and respect for those greatly used men. They are not “idols” but men whom I respect. This morning, two of our young men left for two different Bible colleges. I believe that both of these young men will receive a great deal of good training for the ministry in these good schools.

However, in later years I have given up those vainglorious dreams of personal ambition; I have also returned to my “roots” in understanding and appreciating the thousands and thousands of grassroot fundamentalists across America who pastor churches of 50, 100, 150, 200 people – churches like the one that reached my wife and I over 20 years ago. I thank God for every faithful, fervent, fiery Elijah, calling down fire from heaven and facing the hordes of Baal; I also thank God for the 7000 unnamed men that God said had not bowed their knee to the Baalism filling their culture.

For every “famous” preacher who falls or fails, bringing discredit and shame to the cause of Christ, there are thousands of faithful men preaching in unknown churches, raising great kids, winning souls to Christ, struggling to build soulwinning programs, bus ministries, and Sunday Schools. They raise missions money, send their young people to Bible colleges, and do a thousand works of kindness and spiritual importance that will never be recounted in front of hundreds of preachers at a national conference. This week many will work full or part-time jobs; many will mow the church yard and clean the church toilets; many will have greasy hands from trying to resurrect a bus that ought to be in bus heaven; but they will faithfully pray, preach, help people, and serve the Lord in the field in which He has placed them.

Grassroots fundamentalists are independent because the Bible teaches them to be independent. They are fundamental because their faith in God’s Word and their obedience to it makes them fundamentalists. They may respect some of the leaders of the IFB movement and may share some common heroes of the faith; but, whether those men live or die, rise or fall, it will not change the commitment or commission of these faithful Baptist preachers. What binds us together is NOT a man or a school but a common set of fundamental doctrines, convictions and practices.

I am always encouraged to meet independent, fundamental Baptist preachers who believe the same Bible, preach the same message, live by the same principles, and love the same Saviour. Like me, they may come from schools that no one has ever heard of outside their local area; like me, they aren’t going to be on a national platform anytime soon; like me, they have their own friends and circles of companionship; like me, they are pleased to be identified as IFB or Independent, Fundamental Baptist. And if every famous IFB pastor of every IFB megachurch in America fell tomorrow, they would mourn, pray, and then continue on trying to make a difference for the cause of Christ.

Thank you for reading. I hope that these thoughts were a blessing. SOURCE

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Death Of The Passover Lamb Was NOT Enough

When the Lord was going to pass over Egypt and destroy the firstborn, he said to Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12:13...

Exodus 12:13, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”

The death of the lamb wasn't enough, the blood had to be applied Mr. MacArthur. God wasn't looking for a dead lamb in the backyard; No, rather, God was looking for the APPLIED BLOOD on the doorposts and lintel (doorplate) above the door. The blood had to be applied. John MacArthur's entire ministry is flawed, and he is a false prophet, simply because he is WRONG on the most important Christian doctrine of all—DENYING that Jesus' precious, literal, liquid, blood is sprinkled upon the Mercy Seat in Heaven! No genuinely saved person would ever deny the redemptive power of Jesus' physical blood! The Holy Bible reads:
Revelation 1:5, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.”

If the Old Testament high priest killed the lamb and went home, the sins of the people were not atoned for. The lamb's blood had to be carried by a bowl into the holy of holies and applied to the mercy seat (which rested upon the Ark of the Covenant). On top of the Ark of the Covenant, there were two cherubim, facing toward each other. Hebrews 9:5, “And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.” In between the cherubim is where the presence of God abided, looking down upon where the blood was sprinkled.

When Jesus resurrected, witnessed by over 500 believers at one time, and then bodily ascended into Heaven with His shed blood, the Lord sprinkled that blood on the Mercy Seat in the presence of the Father. Under the Old Covenant, the Jewish Levite high priest was required by God to enter into the earthly tabernacle once a year. The high priest killed a young, male, spotless lamb, collecting its blood and sprinkled that blood upon the mercyseat to atone (temporarily cover) for the sins of the people for another year. This was an annual event, which symbolized the coming Messiah, “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).

Christ's blood sprinkled in Heaven (Hebrews 12:24) ONCE AND FOR ALL WASHED AWAY MANKIND'S SINS...
Hebrews 9:24-26, “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest [Old Testament high priest] entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others [animal blood]; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
The PRICE for sin has been paid. The PRICE is the precious blood of Jesus Christ. The PLACE is the heavenly Mercy Seat. For man's sins to be washed away, the right PRICE had to be applied to the right PLACE!!! This is why we don't have to “ask” Jesus to save us. God has already promised “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE” (1st Corinthians 1:21).

Romans 8:34, “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”

Hebrews 4:14-16, “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Amen, Jesus is our heavenly High Priest!!! WHAT GOOD WOULD A HIGH PRIEST BE WITHOUT BLOOD???

Here are the eloquent words of Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) concerning the importance of the blood being applied...
In the Old Testament, the High Priest killed two goats on the Day of Atonement. The blood of one goat was taken by the High Priest into the Holy Place to the Ark of the Covenant. On the top of the Ark of the Covenant was the Mercy Seat. Over that Mercy Seat were two cherubims beaten out of pure gold. Between the wings of those cherubims was the Glory of God. The blood from the goat that was sacrificed was applied to the proper place which was the Mercy Seat. If the blood did not get to the Mercy Seat, then it was the proper price, but not paid to the proper place. It would have been no more valid than that check written but not paid to the creditor.

If the blood of Jesus was left on the ground at the cross, that means it did not get to the Holy Place and is not valid. "What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus." It is not just the blood shed, but also the blood applied.

God told Moses to instruct the people to apply the blood of the lamb at the Passover. When He passed over and saw the blood of that lamb, He would withhold His judgment. God did not judge them based on His omniscience. He made a point of letting them know that He would not judge them only when He saw the blood. It was not enough that the blood was shed. The blood had to be properly applied.

SOURCE: THE PRICE OF THE CHURCH, by Pastor Jack Hyles
It's Still Jesus' Shed and Applied Blood That Cleanses All Sin

Jesus doesn't forgive sin. That is correct! Jesus has already paid for everyone's sins with His blood. IT'S STILL THE BLOOD SHED AND APPLIED THAT CLEANSES AWAY ALL SIN!!! Jesus has already paid for everyone's sins with His precious blood. Therefore, forgiveness of sins and eternal life are a free gift, paid for in full by Christ's BLOOD!!! A “gift” is simply received, not achieved. Jesus doesn't forgive sins, because He has already paid for them with His blood! God always sees our thoughts. He can read our mind. The very moment that we decide, as a needy sinner, to trust the Gospel [Good News] of Christ's death on the cross, burial and resurrection, God saves us eternally. John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Please trust the Savior!!!

Anyone who admits being a guilty sinner in the sight of a holy God (Romans 3:19, 23), BELIEVING the Gospel is saved!!! What is the Gospel? “The Gospel” is the Good News that Jesus is the Christ, Who DIED on the cross for our sins, He was BURIED, and He RESURRECTED three days later from the dead according to the Scriptures (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). The only requirement to be saved is to admit that you are a hell-deserving sinner, otherwise why would you need a Savior? You've got to know what you're being saved from. No man has ever been saved who didn't admit that he is a sinner! 1st John 1:10, “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

Thank God for the LAMB OF GOD!!! Jesus DIED as our LAMB, and He RAISED UP as our HIGH PRIEST!!! Jesus didn't come into the world to CONDEMN anyone; but rather, to SAVE those who were already condemned. John 3:17, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” We were all born sinners; therefore, we are all CONDEMNED already!!! We are all sinners by nature and by choice. A cat meows, a dog barks and a sinner sins! God sent His only begotten Son into the world to keep everyone from going to Hell.

Christ's blood has already paid the PRICE for your sins, and if you'll simply BELIEVE on Christ, Who paid your sin debt, He will save you. All you have to do is BELIEVE (trust Him). Please listen to “LOOK AND LIVE” (a great MP3 sermon by Pastor Bob Gray Sr.). LOOK AND YOU'LL LIVE!!! Look to Jesus by faith and live! If you're trusting the Son of God as you're only way to Heaven, Who died for your sins on the cross and raised up three days later, you are saved!!! You either BELIEVE on the Son of God, Jesus Christ; or else you don't and you won't go to Heaven!!!

Beware Of Hillsong's “Heap” Of Damnable False Teachers

2ndPeter 2:1-3, “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. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Ah yes, they shall MAKE MERCHANIDSE OF YOU! The following quotes expose Hillsong and it's apostate founders Brian and Bobbie Houston:

"Brian's intuitive genius is marketing," says one senior churchman, who asks not to be quoted. "Hillsong is a culture – success, beautiful people, a positive message and nothing negative. The message is, 'You're awesome and God is awesome and we are God's chosen and we have to be seen to be awesome.' And when you tease out what awesome means, it basically means prosperity. They go very close to going that to be poor is sinful, to be saved successful."

Sociologist Andrew Jakubowicz, of the University of Technology Sydney, observes that "this is not a church where the leader washes the feet of beggars".

But Houston is unapologetic about the self-advancement psychology embedded in Hillsong's message. "I'd rather give people some hope than no hope," he says. "We encourage them to look to Jesus and build their lives on the right foundations. My methods are relatable in a world where many say the church is a dying force. And I'm not prepared as a church leader to just sit there and let it die."

Just as the Murdochs have taken three generations to build an empire, the Houstons have taken three generations to build Hillsong into the behemoth it is today. The more it grows, the more adherents see this as proof of divine endorsement.

"People are not looking for stale religion" with "dilapidated buildings filled with narrow-minded, self-righteous finger pointers", Houston writes in his most recent book, Live Love Lead, released in July. "I am convinced beyond a doubt that God didn't create us to live mediocre, settle-for-less lives."

As a fundamentalist Bible preacher I'd like to break down some of Brian Houston's preceding statements. Hillsong is indeed A CULTURE of health, wealth and prosperity for it's greedy leaders! ...

  1. "I'd rather give people some hope than no hope" - Do you see what Brian Houston did? He equates Bible preaching with no hope. It's either his way or the highway.
  2. "We encourage them to look to Jesus and build their lives on the right foundations" - The only right foundation is Jesus Christ, but not in the way that Houston portrays Him. They exploit Jesus to make a buck, making money off the masses by lying to them, promising health, wealth and prosperity in exchange for donations. 
  3. "My methods are relatable in a world where many say the church is a dying force. And I'm not prepared as a church leader to just sit there and let it die" - The church is a dying force only because people will not endure sound doctrine anymore. The church is not the problem, society has changed. Since 1946 television has provided a substitute for the local church. The local church cannot compete with the TV!
  4. "'People are not looking for stale religion' with 'dilapidated buildings filled with narrow-minded, self-righteous finger pointers'" - Narrow minded? Here we seen evidence of what the Bible warned about people rejecting sound doctrine (the truth). People don't want to hear THE TRUTH anymore, they want entertainment. They want to attend a church that doesn't pressure them to change. Homosexuals are welcomed in their UNREPENTANT STATE in today's Hillsong churches. Anybody can attend and be held in good standing. You can dress any way you want. Women wear tight pants and halter tops. Men wear ripped out jeans. Homosexuals are welcome in their sin! Brian and Bobbie Houston are making tons of money by providing a FALSE CHURCH for sinners who won't endure sound doctrine to attend.

Hillsong CANNOT be recommended. Since the music and teaching come out of the same church, the danger of being drawn into their errors is very great, more so than singing the hymns of a long dead hymn writer with whom we might not agree. We would not promote the music of the Roman Catholic Church or the Mormons, no matter how good that music might be, and neither should we promote Hillsong. We must expose Hillsong's unscriptural acceptance of women pastors, its shady financial irregularities, the increasing promotion of 'Chrislam' (i.e., claiming Muslims worship the same God as Christians), vote stacking on Australian Idol, an empire of greed, et cetera. As the churches become more worldly, so also is the world becoming more churchy!

God didn't command believers to stay and try to clean-up and change a bad place, He told us to LEAVE! ...

2nd Corinthians 6:17-18, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Christians needs to COME OUT of Hillsong and find a true Bible-believing local church to attend. The Hillsong brand is a culture of worldly music, worldly dress, worldly associations, worldly philosophies, worldly greed, et cetera. The leaders of this movement are all millionaires!!! Jesus said he that is greatest among you shall be your servant! At the end of the day Hillsong's leaders are serving themselves, lining their pockets, making tons of money.

It is sickening to see Joyce Meyer giving money to the poor as a front for her greedy ministry. Take a look at the sinful extravagant lavish lifestyle that she enjoys. Meyer charges people $1,000 to $5,000 just to meet her! That is disgusting!!! You couldn't pay me to meet that horrible Jezebel! These greedy people from the TBN, CBN and Hillsong all belong in prison! They take advantage of millions of people, promising healing and wealth that never comes in exchange for donations!!! Bobbie Houston wears sensual tight unladylike pants. She blabs her mouth from the pulpit, sinning by usurping authority in the church.

Sad but true, our churches have become rock concerts! The speakers are women, dress like bums, jam on electric guitars, and today's wicked society can relate to them. Many people think that is good but it's not, it proves what the Bible warned in 2nd Timothy 4:4, “For 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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. I can name a dozen fundamentalist Baptist pastors today whose preaching would change people's lives, but you'll never hear them on television, because people today don't want to hear sound doctrine!

One of the most dangerous false prophets of our time is Miss Joyce Meyer. The Bible strictly forbids women preachers.  Hillsong is of the Devil. Hillsong is a Satanic substitute for local New Testament churches. The organization as a whole takes in BILLIONS of dollars in revenues. Hillsong promotes an assortment of apostates; namely, J.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Robert Jeffress, Creflo Dollar, Joseph Prince, Steven Furtick, et cetera. None of these apostates will preach THE TRUTH against the homosexual movement. That is why Pastor Steven Anderson is hated and censored by the media, because he PREACHES the truth. What saith the Scripture? ...

2nd Timothy 4:3-4, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For 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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

The Bible says that the time will come (and it is here in 2021) when the world WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE! Instead they will “heap” (a bunch of them) false teachers (e.g., Bill Johnson, Louie Giglio, Joseph Prince, Earl McClellan, Carl Lentz, and Hillsong's Global Senior Pastors Brian & Bobbie Houston, Robert Jeffress, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, et cetera). NONE of these apostate PREACH THE WORD as the Bible commands!!! 

I just watched Joyce Meyer on TV. Her sinful show is literally called: “Enjoying life television program.” I'm not kidding folks! The enjoying life television program? You've got to be kidding me? All of the apostate ministers I just mentioned are pulling on the same rope as the Devil, including Pastor Robert Jeffress in Dallas, Texas.

Kindly said, Pastor T.D. Jakes is a loud-mouthed foolish old man. He is guilty of propagating the same health-wealthy and prosperity message as the rest of the Hillsong culture. I'm listening now to T.D. Jakes speak a message called: “The Danger Of Low Expectations.” You see, their sermons are all rooted in human psychology, not the inspired Word of God. They don't preach theology. They don't preach the doctrine of Christ. They intentionally avoid doctrinal issues, lest somebody be offended. So they stick to non controversial topics that wouldn't offend anyone. That is not Bible preaching, it is sinful compromise!!!

1st Corinthians 14:34, “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.” 1st Timothy 2:11-12, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

These are woeful apostate times! Bobbie Houston is sinning by preaching! She should take off those tight slacks and go put a long dress on! These are worldly people who've crept into the church, exploiting the name of Jesus to make a buck. They are not godly people! What has happened folks is that the Devil's crowd didn't like God's churches, so they started their own churches! Hillsong churches are the Devil's churches. Why do you think they beg incessantly for your money? An unlearned believer might think Hillsong is a great thing, since people actually want to attend these liberal churches!

I visited one of these modern churches. They had dry ice spraying into the air on stage, being pierced by blue and red disco-style flashing lights through the mist. I felt like I was in a nightclub. I was watching the colorful decorative lights being shone on the ceiling, moving around. The room's lighting was darkened as the band performed a Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) song. I heard the drums and the guitars, the oohs and the aahs, while their eyes were closed as the performers sang. I did learn something helpful from the sermon. The Lord was glorified by their mouths. I did enjoy myself. I did like being around another professed Christians. But the presence of the Holy Spirit wasn't there in their worship! There was a worldly spirit that permeated the whole event. Sad but true, the world has crept into the churches, and people today absolutely WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE anymore! ...

2nd Timothy 4:3-4, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For 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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

You won't hear rebuking and reproving in today's churches! The sad fact is that people simply won't go to church anymore unless you entertain them. Entertainment has become our God. I have been to numerous churches that have brought the world's entertainment into the church, and they feel phony. It is synthetic sycophantic worship! You might as well go to your favorite pop concert. Matthew 15:8-9, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

The Time Is HERE When They Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine

2nd Timothy 4:1-4, “ I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing ...