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Charismatic – Pentecostal Deception

To the brothers and sisters in Charismatic – Pentecostal churches, this post was written out of love and concern, and I pray you will receive the message in the spirit it was intended. In no way is this message specifically one of condemnation or judgment, but rather of warning and love, although I refuse to water down or soften the GOSPEL TRUTH, as there will be no political correctness allowance or excuses on Judgment Day.

If what I say offends you, the reason for offence is not with me, but rather your rebellion against a Holy God; go take it up with Him. I am concerned for you and know God’s judgment will be swift, sure, and just for those who have rejected the Gospel, twisted it to suit their purposes, or have otherwise preached and taught error in His name. 

Be aware of what the Gospel really says.
Be conscious of what is does not say.
Be encouraged because of what Jesus has done.
Be very afraid if you believe a lie and/or have taught evil as good.

You know the truth.
You know better than to trust the words of men.
You know the praises of men are but for a season.
You know now.
You will know then.
You have been thoroughly warned.


HOLY SPIRIT FIRST PROMISED TO THE APOSTLES


Luke 1:11-12, ESV [Holy Spirit to teach]And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.

John 14:23-28, ESV [Holy Spirit to come after Jesus ascended] – Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.”

 These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”

John 20:19-23, ESV [1] On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Luke 24:36-49, ESV [2] – As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

COMMENTS
[1] [2]
– These parallel passages give us an account of the gathering with Jesus and His disciples after His resurrection. Taking together, we are able to discern the proper interpretation, wherein Jesus promises they will receive the Holy Spirit in the near future, a promise fulfilled on Pentecost. Clearly, the Holy Spirit was not to be given until Pentecost.


A RUSHING WIND AND TONGUES AS OF FIRE


Acts 2:1-13, ESV – When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

COMMENTS
Who received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost? The Disciples.

In what language did the crowd hear them speak? Their own native language – NOT gibberish, not vain repetitions, not mysterious words, no, they heard the Gospel in the language of their country so THEY COULD UNDERSTAND AND REPENT!

The interpretation of the charismatic/pentecostal folks about tongues being a special revelation, or heavenly language, is total, complete, and utter nonsense; please do not be deceived. The events at Pentecost cannot be repeated, this was a unique, special, one – time only event.


HOLY SPIRIT POURED OUT AS A SIGN FOR THE JEWS


Acts 2:14-35, ESV – But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them:“Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. ’

“Men of Israel, hear these words:Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him,

 ” ‘I saw the Lord always before me,
for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell in hope.
For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
or let your Holy One see corruption.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

” ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.” ‘

COMMENTS
In fulfilment of the earlier prophecy by the prophet Joel (2:28), the pouring out of the Holy Spirit was to be a sign to the unbelieving Jews of Jesus Christ being the foretold Messiah. 


RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT AS A FREE GIFT


Acts 2:36-41, ESV – Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Acts 10:34-48, ESV – So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.

He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

COMMENTS
According to Peter, who was able to receive the Holy Spirit? Everyone. How? “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sin, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” The Holy Spirit is available to every believer, the gift of tongues however, is not.


A SIGN TO THE JEWS


Continuing,

While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

COMMENTS
About three thousand people responded positively to the Gospel Message that day, repented of their sins, received the Holy Spirit, and was baptized. Some of the gentiles were able to speak in tongues, as a sign to the Jews the Holy Spirit was for them as well. – “For they heard them speaking in other tongues and praising God.” – v46, NLT.


GENTILES SPEAK IN TONGUES ON WHOM
PAUL LAID HIS HANDS


Acts 19:1-9, ESV – And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”

On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. There were about twelve men in all. And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. But when some became stubborn and continued in unbelief, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus.

COMMENTS
To whom was Paul preaching? The Gentiles. When did they receive the Holy Spirit? After he baptized and laid their hands on them. Is there any indication gentiles were to pray for the ability to speak in tongues? No. 


HOLY SPIRIT PROMISED FOR ALL
CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS


Ephesians 1:13-14, ESVIn him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 3:5-6, ESVFor this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Galatians 3:13-15, ESVChrist redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.


TONGUES TO CEASE


1 Corinthians 13:1-3, ESV – If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

COMMENTS
It is fascinating how the charismatic churches teach the speaking in tongues for everyone today, as a sign of true conversion (wrong!), yet completely fail to admit “tongues will cease”. Surely, after some 2000 years since Paul wrote these words, the usefulness of speaking in tongues would have passed long ago, and indeed they have. The ability to speak in tongues, intelligent, earthly, human languages, was needed for a time, but that time has long past, and is no longer required as we have a faithful record of God’s Word to instruct and guide us.


LOVE IS MORE IMPORTANT


1 Corinthians 14:1-33, ESV– Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

Now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching? If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is played? And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? So with yourselves, if with your tongue you utter speech that is not intelligible, how will anyone know what is said? For you will be speaking into the air. There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning, but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me. So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.

Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also. Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider say “Amen” to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying? For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up. I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature. In the Law it is written, “By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.” Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers. If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged, and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.

COMMENTS
Love, not speaking in tongues, miracles, or divine healing is most important. Charismatic churches are confused, they are deceived, and are teaching and exalting what they ought not to. May God have mercy and compassion upon them.


FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT


Galatians 5:16-26, ESV – But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

COMMENTS
Interesting. No mention to speaking in tongues. No mention of divine healings. No mention of miracles. No mention of an emotional, touchy-feely worship experience. No seeking after any spiritual gifts. No mention of anything the charismatic – pentecostal churches preach is important.


IN THEIR OWN WORDS…


The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada – https://paoc.org

*This is consistent with what I found on other Pentecostal websites

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT – “The baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience in which believers yield control of themselves to the Holy Spirit. Through this the believer comes to know Christ in a more intimate way and receives power to witness and grow spiritually. Believers should earnestly seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. The initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.”

COMMENTS
There is no scriptural support for a “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” experience. What is meant by “yield control’? Where is this found in Scripture? Specifically, where does the bible to say this is the way to “know Christ in a more intimate way”? Speaking in tongues? I don’t think so. The Apostle Paul stated very clearly the gift of tongues were to cease, and were to be used to edify and strengthen the early church. As has been clearly and amply shown above, the ability to speak in tongues was,

  • speaking in earthly human, known languages
  • a sign to unbelievers
  • intelligible to the hearer(s)
  • given to the disciples, and a small number of gentiles
  • to pass away
  • the least of all spiritual gifts
  • not available to everyone
  • not to be exalted, worshiped, and made a “sign”

The pentecostal understanding and teaching of tongues is flawed, misguided, unscriptural, and demonic. Yep. demonic – (in no way am I suggesting you are worshipping Satan, nevertheless it is not from God). If something is not from God, then who is it from? Does not Satan use his demons to deceive us? Yes. Using vain repetitions, incoherent babbling, child-like jibber jabber is not from God.

It is very sad so many Christians have been seduced by lies, wilfully seeking deception and being deceived.  They falsely declare speaking in tongues is to be earnestly sought after and exalted. The bible says it is the very least of spiritual gifts, was never available to every believer, and was to fade away after its usefulness passed. Are we going to believe God or man? Whom do you serve? Do you know?

THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT – “The gifts of the Spirit are supernatural abilities given by God through the exercising of which believers are enabled to minister effectively and directly in particular situations. They serve the dual function of building up the church and of demonstrating the presence of God within His church.”

COMMENTS
Ok, here is a list of the spiritual gifts listed in the bible.

  1. Wisdom
  2. Knowledge
  3. Faith
  4. Healings
  5. Miracles
  6. Prophecy
  7. Discernment
  8. Tongues

What do they mean by “supernatural abilities”? To which gift does this apply? In the charismatic – penetcostal world, they mean the gifts of healings, miracles, prophecy, and tongues. Obviously they do not have the gifts of wisdom or discernment, nor are they taught, as it would expose their sin to the light. If you are member or pastor in these churches, how do you answer these verses? By whose authority do you teach the believer has a choice of gifts? How will you answer Almighty God on Judgment Day?

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, ESV

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.  If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body’, that would not make it less a part of the body.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12-15, ESV

Where do these gifts come from? “But it is one and the same Spirit who does all this; as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person.” – 1 Corinthians 12:11, GNB

Do we get to choose our gifts? No.
Is one gift “better than another? No.
Are we to pray to receive gifts we do not have? No.

Then why, do the charismatic – pentecostals teach this?! Why do they exalt the gifts they deem more important? Is your small toe less important than your thumb? No. Does Scripture place special emphasis on certain gifts? No. Again, then why do these charismatic type churches teach such things? Because they are teaching their own gospel and not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are intentionally and willfully deceiving both themselves and their members.

DIVINE HEALING – “Divine healing provided in the atonement of Christ is the privilege of all believers. Prayer for the sick and gifts of healing are encouraged and practised.”

COMMENTS
Is the gift of healing exalted in Scripture? No.
Does Scripture says everyone has or can receive the gift of healing? No.
Once again, then why do they teach things which are contrary to Scripture? 

If God able to perform divine healing today in any situation? YES, OF COURSE!! But these healings are not given through the efforts of any man, nor are they to satisfy our own natural vanity and arrogance. God may choose to heal any person, at any time and in any situation He chooses. It is all about Him, for His glory, His honour, His worship, His praise, and has absolutely nothing at all to do with us! How many false healings have been done in the Name of God over the centuries? How many con men have preyed upon the sick and helpless for personal gain? Do you think God does not notice? He sure does, and He will have His say of Judgment Day. Friend, do not be deceived, God will not be mocked, nor will He tolerate those who use His name for their own personal gain. 


A STERN WARNING TO ALL


IMPORTANT NOTE – If you are member of a charismatic – pentecostal church I implore you to solemnly and prayerfully heed this warning, for you have been deceived. Are you a pastor or elder in one of the “churches” or “assemblies”? Then stop right now and work out your salvation in fear and trembling before Almighty God, for you are teaching the people lies, and are under a heavy veil of deception. Does this make you angry? Are your feelings hurt? Too bad, deal with it! Would you prefer to have hurt feelings for a time now or suffer eternal damnation in hell? Any church “leader” who knowingly leads their flock astray will pay dearly throughout eternity. Your healing and physco babble mumbo jumbo jabbering is not from God, but of demons. Please, REPENT, REPENT, REPENT, do it NOW!

Understand I am NOT saying everyone in these churches are UNSAVED and destined for hell, for certainly many are generally solid, bible-believing Christians. However, the serious doctrinal errors of the charismatic – pentecostal movement simply cannot be ignored, and are plainly visible for those with “eyes to see and ears to hear”. If you choose to ignore the truth, that is of course your right, but you would be wise to heed this warning rather than ignore it. Your scriptural interpretation and understanding of “tongues” is anti-biblical, heretical, and an outright lie. I pray you will come to grips with this and step out of the dark clouds, and into the radiant light of His truth.

Galatians 1:6-9, ESV – 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.

Matthew 7:15, GNB – Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they are really like wild wolves.

Matthew 7:21-23, GNB – Not everyone who calls me Lord, Lord will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what me Father in heaven wants them to do. When Judgment Day comes, many will say to me, Lord, Lord! in your name we spoke God’s message, by your name we spoke God’s message, by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles! Then I will say to them, I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people!

If you are a charismatic teacher, pastor, or elder, I urge you to hear these words with fear and trembling, prayerfully seeking His forgiveness and healing. Does it sound like Jesus placed high importance on the performing of miracles and casting out demons? No. Why then are you teaching and practicing things you ought not to? Why do you continue day by day to claim you speak for God, use His Name falsely, and preach a false Gospel? Well?

Blessedly, there is hope and forgiveness available through the blood and sacrifice of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Please, please, come to Him now in humility and repentance, earnestly seeking His forgiveness.

 

Blessings,

 

See also, “What is THE Gospel Message?

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Evolution is a LIE

EVOLUTION vs CREATION

Choice #1: The universe, life, and all creation came to exist by random chance. Evolutionists scorn Christians for having “blind faith” in the Bible and existence of God. Objectively speaking, the evolutionists have a very great problem to deal with as we shall later see. As I understand, the Darwinian Theory of Evolution goes something like this: Long ago in the distant past, a singular event called the Big Bang occurred, bringing into being the universe, galaxies, stars, planets and such. This explosion created all things, distributing elemental matter and energy throughout. Allowing for eons of time, all of the astronomical bodies were created and formed. Continuing to allow for sufficient eons of time, life came into existence. Going forward, all of life’s glorious diversity and beauty, exist solely due to the process of evolution.

What exactly is evolution? What is its driving force? How precisely does it occur? Our children are taught in school that the human species evolved and descended from primates. Assuming this was actually possible, what was the catalyst for change? Why would a fully-evolved primate, or any other creature, perfectly adapted to its environment, undertake a process of evolution and change to improve and grow? Consider that all primates have the ability to mate and reproduce without genetic mutation. This biological capacity must have evolved as well, agreed? They are able to gather food, make a shelter, establish social structure, develop a language, communication skills, and so forth. All of these essential characteristics must by necessity, must also have evolved along with their physical makeup.

Given all this, what caused primates to slowly evolve into humans? Did they prefer to drive automobiles rather than swing from tree to tree? Would they rather play video games than chase sticks? Were they lacking anything? No. No. No! Science has determined that primates have something like 98-99% of our DNA, therefore they say it is a small evolutionary jump for primates to become human. This small genetic difference makes all the difference in the world, for primates are not on the same level as humans, nor did we evolve from them. Considering that God created humans to be part of His family, this small difference of 1-2% is enormous. Yes, all of life became animated and functional from God’s breath, but they were not all provided with His Spirit. This singular difference is the key that unlocks a right and proper understanding of this entire question.

Before moving on, may I ask you a question? Can you create something from nothing? If your answer is no, then the theory of evolution must be a lie, for this is its most basic premise. How about you go and create a wooden table. Can you do that? Great!! Before you begin, I should give you some conditions, namely: We will assume that you do in fact exist. No wood is available because trees do not exist, so you will need to create trees. To make a tree will require elements such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and so on, so you must create them as well. Further, the tree will need soil, water, sunlight and heat, so you must add these to your creation to-do list. Also, you do not have any tools, computers, research facilities and so forth to help you, so they must be created as well. Have a I left anything out?

 Let us try another one shall we? I will give you all the parts required to assemble [not create] a car. Yes, all of the parts in a great big pile over there on the floor. Listen, it is almost lunch time and I am a bit hungry, and am going to run out for something to eat. While I am away, take all of the car parts and throw them at one another. That’s right, you have the general idea. Now when I come back, you can show me the lovely car which you have assembled [not created]. What’s that now, you need some tools? I am very sorry, but that would be cheating. You do not want to cheat do you? No, you assemble the car by randomly throwing the parts together. One more thing, there are no instructions or prints to follow, and the thousands of parts only fit together one way. Bye now, see you later, good luck and have fun!

Do you still want to believe in evolution? Can you create a rose? More specifically, can you create a rose from nothing? No. Therefore, the theory of evolution remains at best a quaint curiosity, which in reality in no more than a lie.

Choice #2: There is a sovereign God who has always existed, created all things, and recorded His word for us in the Bible. Yes, this acceptance is an act of faith that God does indeed exist. Those who believe in evolution also have a type of faith, a false faith mind you, but faith none the less. Their faith is this: A long ago big bang event distributed all of the matter and energy throughout the universe, although they cannot explain where the raw materials came from in the first place, or how this process got started. Nor how all things, inanimate and living were created by random chance. Have you finished the table or assembled the car yet? That evolution continues today at an imperceptibly slow pace (by faith), and that humans continue to evolve is simply ridiculous.

One final question they cannot answer is, why? What is the purpose of life? Evolutionists cannot explain this. Philosophy cannot answer this question. God however, has answered this question for us in the Bible. Which will you choose? Either choice requires an act of faith. Will you enter into the light or continue to stumble around in the dark? Will you choose life or death? Make the right choice – please.  

GOD BLESS
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The end of the wicked

“Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the Holy One of Israel.”  Isaiah 5:24

“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”  Malachi 4:1

but,

“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.”  Malachi 4:2-3

Blessed be the LORD,

Amen

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Blessings and Cursings

Even among Christian circles, few of us are aware of the underlying cause of death, pain, suffering and a broken-down world. To understand the answer we need only to look no further than our Bibles, and in particular, Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 27. Just like us today, the LORD assured Ancient Israel of tremendous blessings for obeying His laws and commandments. More importantly, He guaranteed their destruction if they chose to follow their own ways in disobedience.

This is the reason for all of the hurt, pain and untold suffering in our world. Sadly to say, but even most Christians today do not obey the LORD. Yet there is hope. Individual repentance and a heart-felt admission of our sins before the Almighty God brings forgiveness, and a new start in Jesus Christ. I plead with you all to follow the teachings in the Bible, and to be wary of the teachings of men and religious institutions. Time is short and the night far spent. The end of this present world is near and judgment is coming, guaranteed by the word of the LORD Almighty Himself. May He lead you to the truth that will never end.

God bless all of you,

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A covenant by faith

Genesis 15:xx
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abraham in a vision saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and exceeding great reward. Verse 1

And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. Verses 5-6

The LORD made a truly incredible promise to Abram (Abraham), which was not to be fulfilled during his lifetime. The descendants of Abram would go on to father new nations and peoples over the earth, commencing with his sons Ishmael and Issac. Notice how the LORD counted Abram’s belief in him (i.e. actions) as righteousness. This is not the same kind of “belief” that most christians claim to have today. No, the type of belief Abram had was much, much more. I do not have the space here today to delve into all his stories, but would encourage you to read these for yourself in the book of Genesis . Abram’s belief, the true belief in God, always involved some action on his part. Unlike far too many christians today, he did not say in his heart, “Yes, LORD, I know you are God , and in you I trust” – although this is very, very important. True belief in God must be much more. Notice the words of the Apostle John “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” 1 John 5:2-3. Also in James 1:22-23 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding is natural face in a glass.” And finally the words of Jesus, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15. Scripture is filled with examples of and reference to the true belief in God. What kind of “belief” do you have?

Obey my commandments
Are we all now being called?

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Vanity of human constructions

HTML clipboard“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass as they journeyed from the East, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. And they said one to another; Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone and slime they had for mortar. And they said; Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said; Behold, the people is one, and they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and their confound their language, that they may not understand one anothers speech.”

Verse Reference: Genesis 11:1-7

Memory Lesson: The works of man’s hands are nothing compared to the graces and wonder of God.

Memory Lesson: The works of man’s hands are nothing compared to the graces and wonder of God.

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Days of Noah are coming

“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

Verse Reference: Matthew 24:38-39

Memory Lesson: Be sure ye are aboard the Ark of Jesus Christ.

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I am God, and there is none else

Isaiah 46:9-13
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.”


Destiny of the saved

” And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:3

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring glory and honour into it.” Revelation 21:23-24


Fate of the lost

“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” 2 Peter 3:7

“For behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.” Malachi 4:1

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolators, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:15

Dear friends,

The time has come for you to make a very important decision; will you spend eternity in the kingdom of heaven with the Father and Jesus Christ, or will you choose to be destroyed in the lake of fire? The choice is yours, but please decide quickly for there is little time remaining. God bless!

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Many shall call Me Lord, Lord!

*Emphasis added

Luke 6:46 – Jesus intends for us to obey His words.
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

Matthew 20:16 – Not everyone will qualify for the kingdom
“So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.”

Matthew 7:13-14 – Enter ye into the straight gate
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be that go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

Matthew 18:3 – Be ye spiritually converted
“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 16:24-25 – Seek after the LORD with all your heart
“The said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”

Matthew 10:37-39 – Love the LORD first and foremost
“He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”

Matthew 7:21-23 – A description of the church today (sorry)
“Not 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. Many 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Can the people of this world call Jesus Christ their LORD? No. Therefore, Jesus could only have been referring to the those Christians who are following both Himself and the world, but not belonging to either. It is impossible for man to serve both God and mankind (Matthew 6:24). God has permitted us free choice; we can either follow Him and live, or reject His laws and commandments and die. Do you seek after riches and wealth? Then you are placing your trust in them, as opposed to the true riches of God through Jesus Christ. Are you actively thanking God for His kindness and blessings? Do you value what the world says is important, more than the Word of God? Are you praying and reading your Bible on a daily basis? Think about it folks, for your salvation is at stake. Whether or not you will receive eternal life in the kingdom of heaven is hanging in the balance. May I suggest that you turn off the television, shut down the computer, and pray. KMay the LORD bless you always, and God bless!


Matthew 7:24-26 – Obedience to His words (commandments) are not optional

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand.”

Mark 12:30 – Love God first, foremost, and above all
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all your heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”

John 14:15 – Commandment keeping required
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

John 14:21 – Those who love Him will keep His commandments
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 14:23 – We cannot receive the Holy Spirit without commandment keeping
“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

1 Corinthians 7:19 – Commandment keeping is important and shows our love for Him
“Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.”

1 John 2:3-4 – Definition of a liar
“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

Revelation 14:12 – Faith and commandment keeping are one and the same
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

Mark 13:21-22 – False Christs shall arise and deceive the elect (Be forewarned!)
“And then if any man shall say to youm Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”

Revelation 22:14-15 – Right to the Tree of Life through commandment keeping
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”

All persons who intentionally break His commandments, will not be in the kingdom of heaven. Please consider carefully, because as I said earlier, the issue of salvation is at stake.

“Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou mne in thy way. Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good. Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.” Psalm 119:33-40

Amen.

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Blessed be the person who trusts and obeys

Blessed be the LORD, who is worthy to be exalted above all. Great and wide is thy mercy, glorious is thy name: infinite and wise is your knowledge and understanding of all things. Longsuffering is thy patience, showing mercy to sinners and patience to all. Glorious is thy name which is worthy of all our praises. Blessed is the person who trusts your word and obeys your voice. Blessed is the man who fears thy name and practices thy commandments. Blessed is the woman who exalts the LORD, and loves her husband. Blessed is the child that is chastised for their sins, thanking the LORD for their correction. Woe unto the person who trusteth in their riches. Woe unto the child that respects not their parents and despises the LORD. Woe unto them that gives ye not glory, praise and love. Woe unto them that rejoice in their sins and repents not.

Woe unto the person who exalts themselves above God. Woe unto ye that turns not from their sins, disobedience and wickedness, Thy future is dark and thy fate sealed; death and destruction are thy bedfellows, pain and suffering are thy friends. Will ye not turn from the evil in thy heart? The LORD calls all men and women upon the face of the earth to repent; but are thou who is lost and broken, wise enough to hear and understand?Thank you LORD for the provision of our family, our food and for all things. May thy name be exalted above all others, and thy mercy and love be known in the hearts of all. Blessed be the mercies of the LORD unto all.

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