Preachers Called By Man
(Please understand that these are only "expanded" Bible Study "summaries".)
As we look across America, now in total corruption, we have to realize the seed of todays religion has taken root, and the fruit is now seen.
God warned us of the danger, of `trusting man, and departing from Him.(Jeremiah 17:5-13) God said, if any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God. (James 1:5-8) They have not, because they ask not,
Instead, they trust and believe man, more then they believe Gods Word. Yes, many are called, but few are chosen. Satan comes immediately to take away the Word sown in their hearts. The Word that is sown in "studying to show themselves approved and to rightly divide the Word of Truth", and these ministers depart from God, and unto the Bible College where the "wolves" teach.
We hear them witness their unbelief, when they say, God has called me to preach, and now I trust God to send me to some Bible College. Why would God send His called to receive the wisdom of man? This is the work of the devil.
1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
I Jn 2:18-18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would NO DOUBT have continued with us; but they went out, (to the bible college) that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. Had they been of us, they too would know. They needed no man to teach them.
I Jn 2:20 But ye have an unction (anointing) from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
I Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Now we know them by their names. Doctor so and so, the mark of a man!
Todays religious leaders are called by man, taught by man, approved, or disapproved by man, and sent by man into the local churches across this nation as servants of God, who have heard nothing from God. Once again, man has built for themselves a tower, the Bible College, to try and reach into Heaven without God, that they might make a name for themselves.
They now justify continued sin of the so-called believer of today. The merchants (sellers of religion) of the bible college, are the so-called great men, of today. The Dr.s so and so around the world.
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, but Noah had to OBEY God to overcome the coming Judgment of God. Had Noah believed the lies of todays religion, "belief" plus "nothing" is salvation, he would have perished with all mankind. Had Noah believed God, but did nothing, he would have died. Faith without works is dead. The man made religious leaders of today are never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth.
2 Tim 3:1-7 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Had they been of God, and sent by God, instead of justifying continued sin against God, they would have caused the people to turn from their evil ways and their evil doings.
As we look across this nation, now in total corruption, we watch as these man made religious leaders point their self-righteous fingers at the Government for blame, while deceiving their followers into a false salvation in their religion of justified continued sin. God has not changed, the wages of sin, is still death.
The preachers blame the government. They want to control the government. It is easier for then to try and "make earthly laws" that to preach the "gospel of repentance". Many of these preachers are leading the world in sin. They are leaders all right. The professing Christian and the professing minister of God are the worlds most notorious habitual sinners.
These man called, man made preachers "learn to sin" and "question Gods Word" in the "Bible Colleges".
Sixty three percent of marriages performed by the United Methodist Church involve at least one divorced person. Hey--63 % of marriages do not end because of fornication, (Harlotry) and that is the ONLY reason God accepts for a divorce. The WORLD rate of Divorce is somewhere around 50%, but the CHRISTIAN? rate is somewhere around 55-60 %.
The sexual immorality rate among the U.S Congress is lower that the sexual immorality rate among the "christian clergy" per-capita.
Fraud. The act of defrauding churches and church members is running rampant. Ministers and ministries are either in the "act" of defrauding or are "taken in" by it because of greed. Ministers are taking churches to court and vise versa. Betraying confidence and misappropriation of funds are frequent court cases.
The WORLD is not falling away. The WORLD is the same as it always was. IN SIN. It is the CHURCHES that are falling away led by its ministers.
The man made bible college preachers of today have destroyed this nation from the inside out by their cheap grace religion, and justified continued sin against God.
CHEAP GRACE Prayer bestows saving grace. Belief devoid of repentance bestows saving grace. Works bestows saving grace. The cart is put BEFORE the horse. Lets put things in order here. THIS is the way God puts it.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
REPENTANCE-the horse. FAITH-the cart.
Luke 24:46-47 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved (was necessary) Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
VERSE 46. Christ paid the penalty for sin.
VERSE 47. The "paid penalty" is imputed to those who repent. Our sins are remitted. (forgiven) Not only forgiven, but the Blood of Christ is applied to our sin and "washed away". We are "cleansed" from sin.
You seeChrists death and resurrection "paid the penalty" for sin, but doesnt "forgive" sin. It is "Christs death and resurrection" AND "repentance" which brings about "remission". (the washing away of sin). REPENTANCE and FAITH is what saves us.
BUT--NO, there is no "works salvation" preached here in this message. What I am saying STILL conforms to these two verses.
Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
GRACE--5485 charis (khar'-ece); graciousness of manner or act; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life.
We are saved by Gods grace. The grace of God leads our hearts to repentance. Without Gods grace we would not repent and without repentance we would not be saved.
How do we get Gods grace? Oh! We know that the Bible says we are to believe the gospel of Christ.
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
But Luke 13 speaks only of repentance.
Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
While Mark 1 speaks of repentance AND belief.
Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
While Acts 2 speaks of BAPTISM and REPENTANCE.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
While Acts 3 speaks of REPENTANCE and CONVERSION.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
You see, God wrote the Scripture"S . Not A scripture. God wrote a BOOK. We do not isolate one verse from the content. (over-all teaching) When we bake cookies, we do not follow only one ingredient and expect to make a cookie. We follow the FULL recipe.
SOhow do we get the grace of God to influence our hearts to repentance.
We hear Gods Word. It speaks of a heaven AND hell. When the gospel of Christ tells us that we are doomed to an everlasting hell we are afraid. We are SORROWED. We dont want to go there forever. We dont want to go there AT ALL.
SO WHAT HAPPENS.
2 Cor 7:9-10 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
You see? There is a worldly sorrow. We are sorry because our sin brought discomfort or embarrassment or "hard times". We are not sorry because we sinned, we are sorry because the sin resulted in earthly unpleasant consequences.
There is a "godly" sorrow that results in repentance. THIS sorrow we do not repent of. We are not sorry we have this "godly sorrow".
BUT--how do we get this godly sorrow?
GOD GIVES IT TO US.
2 Tim 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
GOD LEADS US INTO IT.
Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
GOD GRANTS IT TO US.
Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
We cannot BELIEVE without God leading us. We cannot REPENT without God leading us. We cannot BE SAVED without God leading us. It is the GIFT OF GOD.
Mankind can RESIST the LEADING of God though. We can HARDEN our hearts to Gods Word.
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
This is the sin of Blasphemy. (defame, rail on, revile, speak evil of. To vilify or slander.
Mark 3:28-30 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
The sin of blasphemy will be forgiven, "whomsoever" man will blaspheme. This can be God and Jesus Christ, BUT NOT the Holy Spirit of God.
Jesus was casting out devils by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Pharisees said it was by the power of Satan. They rejected, or resisted the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit of God leads us to repentance which brings the grace of God which "saves us" and which "seals us" to eternal life with God in heaven.
You seeGod does not do the work Himself. He sent His Son to pay the penalty of sin, and to defeat Satan and win the victory over death brought on by sin. His Son established the CHURCH. Christ started a work and now God sends His Spirit to carry on where Christ left off.
The SPIRIT OF GOD saves us by leading us to believe the work Christ finished. (the gospel of Christ) and granting us repentance which is a necessary ingredient to have the work of Christ applied to our behalf, and if we resist Him we are IN DANGER of eternal damnation.
As long as we continue to resist the Holy Spirit we are committing the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. This sin is unforgivable because we need the saving power of God that is administered through the Holy Spirit.
Salvation is a GIFT of God. If we resist the GIFT GIVER (Holy Spirit) how can we be saved? We cannot resist the GIFT GIVER and still GET THE GIFT. We are in danger of eternal damnation. The words IN DANGER tell us that it is possible that we can resist for a time and later yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit. But we are in GRAVE DANGER. Who knows when God will leave us in our sin?
2 Chr 30:7 And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, (annihilation) as ye see.
Ps 81:11-12 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
Rom 1:18-23 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
The truth of God is held by many in unrighteousness. Especially many of the Seminary (Bible College) students.
Rom 1:24-32 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
The above verses do not only speak of homosexuals. It speaks of many sins.
Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
Host of heaven. Idolaters. Worshippers of idols. Sun and moon worshippers, ect.
The longsuffering of God does not last forever.
1 Pet 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
God waited until the ark was built and then, WHAMO! NO MORE LONGSUFFERING.
LISTEN--if we are not doing GOOD WORKS, and if we do not possess a desire to study Gods Word, and if we dont have a special love for the brethren, and if we are attached to this world (things) like the unregenerate arethen we had better examine ourselves in FEAR and TREMBLING.
LISTEN UP! It is easy to be deceived. The false teachers wont permanently deceive Gods elect, but we can be deceived into thinking that we are the elect. PLEASE DON"T TAKE ETERNAL SALVATION FOR GRANTED.
I can worry about the result of a persons physical exam, or I can be concerned about the results of a persons job interview or the results of a school test and I am considered a "good friend" or a "loving and caring parent". BUTlet me show concern about the ETERNAL salvation of a soul and I offend the person I relate this concern to.
Why is eternal salvation such a touchy subject? Is the guilt of uncertainty the creator of the animosity portrayed by the one questioned?
Concern for someones salvation is the result of brotherly love. I HAVE THAT LOVE. DO YOU?