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Monthly Archives: March 2007

Anyone who is not born again is in the dominion of Satan, and it is possible that an unregenerate person might have an evil spirit. I do not know how we would recognize that, but that is not the real problem. The real problem is that anyone who is in an unregenerate state has been taken captive by satan to do his will (see 2 Timothy 2) and is in desperate need… Read More

WHAT SAITH HOLY WRIT? He who walks with the wise shall be wise, but one associating with fools shall be broken. – Proverbs 13:20 Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of scorners. – Psalm 1:1 Go from a foolish man, or you will not know the lips of… Read More

We read in Matthew 7:13-14: Enter ye in at the strait [that is, compressed] gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. The narrow gate is the Lord Jesus Christ. We read in Acts 4: Neither… Read More

Question – Does man have a free will to accept or reject Christ? Answer – The problem with the term “free will” is that Bible teachers and Theologians use this term (or idea) to teach a doctrine that includes an action on our part (using our free will) to seal or complete the action of Salvation. We either accept or decline the offer of Salvation made to us from God. This kind… Read More

Question: Who are the 2 witnesses we read about in revelation 11? Answer: We read in Revelation 11:3-6 “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and… Read More

A study of 1 John 2:2 THERE is one passage more than any other which is I appealed to by those who believe in universal redemption, and which at first sight appears to teach that Christ died for the whole human race. We have therefore decided to give it a detailed examination and exposition. 1 John 2:2 “And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also… Read More

Receiving Him “But to as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:13 What does it mean to “receive Christ”? According to the popular understanding, God is appealing to our will to make a… Read More

Was the book of Mormon produced by occult methods? “I will now give you a description of the manner in which the book of mormon was translated. Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, and put his face in the hat drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would shine. A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and… Read More

Joseph Smith wrote his ‘official account’ of the first vision in 1838 – this was published in times and seasons in 1842, a whole 2 decades after the event was alleged to have taken place. What most mormons have never been told is the fact that there were between 6 and 9 earlier drafts of the ‘first vision’ – I will attempt to present some of these accounts to you below and… Read More

The Five Points of Arminianism Vs The Five Points of Grace Arminian Point 1: Free-Will or Human Ability Although human nature was seriously affected by the fall, man has not been left in a state of total spiritual helplessness. God graciously enables every sinner to repent and believe, but He does not interfere with man’s freedom. Each sinner posses a free will, and his eternal destiny depends on how he uses it…. Read More

WHICH JESUS? “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 The… Read More

Arminian Grace (to the tune of “Amazing Grace”) v1 Arminian “grace!” How strange the sound, Salvation hinged on me. I once was lost then turned around, Was blind then chose to see. v2 What “grace” is it that calls for choice, Made from some good within? That part that wills to heed God’s voice, Proved stronger than my sin. v3 Thru many ardent gospel pleas, I sat with heart of stone. But… Read More

“When Mary offered herself completely to God together with her Son in the temple, she was already sharing with him the painful atonement on behalf of the human race … (at the foot of cross) she willingly offered him up to the divine justice, dying with him in her heart, pierced by the sword of sorrow.” Jucunda Semper, 1894 Pope Pius X “Owing to the union of suffering and purpose existing between… Read More

THE POPE SAYS: “The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under the veil of the flesh. Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ who speaks. Does the Pope accord a favor or pronounce an anathema? It is Jesus Christ who pronounces the anathema or accords the favor. So, when the Pope speaks we have no business to examine. We have only… Read More

“In founders and foundresses [of the consecrated orders of nuns and priests, etc.] we see a constant and lively sense of the Church, which they manifest by their full participation in all aspects of the Church’s life, and in their ready obedience to the bishops and especially to the Roman Pontiff. Against this background of love towards Holy Church, ‘the pillar and bulwark of the truth’ (1 Timothy 3:15), we readily understand… Read More

Quotes declaring Pope infallible: “The Roman Pontiff, head of the college of bishops, enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as Supreme Pastor and teacher of all the faithful–who confirms his brethren in the faith–he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals….The infallibility promised to the Church is also present in the body of bishops when, together with Peter’s successor, ‘they exercise the supreme Magisterium,’… Read More

“the poor sinner kneels at his confessor’s feet. He KNOWS he is not speaking to an ordinary man but to ‘ANOTHER CHRIST,’ He hears the words: ‘I absolve thy sins…” and the HIDEOUS LOAD OF SINS DROPS FROM HIS SOUL FOREVER.” William Doyle “Shall I be a priest” pp 14 – 15 “This judicial authority will even include the power to forgive sin.” The Catholic Encyclopaedia Vol xii article ‘Pope’ page 265… Read More

Please notice the Crucifix that Pope Benedict XVI is holding up to the people, at left. Study it closely, and you will realize that it is not a Traditional Crucifix, as you will find out below. Rather, this Crucifix is known as a “Bent Cross”. But, what does that mean? For the answer to that question, let us turn to a Roman Catholic author, Piers Compton, writing in his book, “The Broken… Read More

The Chafer Problem Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952), a student of Scofield, established Dallas Theological Seminary in 1924, and led dispensationalism’s flagship school for it’s first thirty years. Chafer also produced the first definitive systematic theology of dispensationalism. Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology, 8 vols., (Dallas: Dallas Seminary Press, 1948) is a standard articulation of Scofieldian dispensational thought. Chafer, always faithful to his mentor, stated – “It goes on record that the Dallas… Read More

Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Critique of Dispensationalism ——————— Comparing, then, what is said in Scripture concerning Israel and the Church, we find that in origin, calling, promises, worship, principles of conduct and future destiny all is contrast.Perhaps the central doctrine of dispensationalism is the distinction between Israel and the church. Dispensationalism sees Israel as an earthly people with earthly promises, and the church as a heavenly people with heavenly… Read More

Dispensationalism: A Return to Biblical Theology or a Pseudo Christian Cult “What is indisputably, absolutely, and uncompromisingly essential to the Christian religion is its doctrine of salvation… If Dispensationalism has actually departed from the only way of salvation which the Christian religion teaches, then we must say it has departed from Christianity. No matter how many other important truths it proclaims, it cannot be called Christian if it empties Christianity of its… Read More

We have discussed the fact that the dispensationalist’s understanding of “dispensation” invalidates the reality of grace in any age, how the dispensational “Kingdom Offer” impugns the honesty of God and makes the gospel nothing more than an afterthought, and how presumed distinctions between Israel and the church deny the New Covenant to either. We will now examine how the peculiarly dispensational doctrine of the Pretribulational Rapture of the Church makes manifest these… Read More

If the dispensationalist will simply answer these honestly presented queries, we will be able to discern whether the accusations against dispensationalism are true 1. Has the OT saint partaken of the blood of Christ shed for sins? Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh… Read More

William Gadsby of Manchester, was born at Attle-borough, Warwickshire, January 3, 1773. When about twenty years of age he was baptized and united with the church at Coventry, under the care of Mr. Butterworth. He received his dismission from this church in 1796, and joined a few people that met him in a barn at Hinkley. His first sermon was preached on Whit-Sunday, at Desford, Leicestershire. While pastor of the church at… Read More

Limited Atonement (Isaiah 53:8-11) “He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. {9} And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. {10} Yet it pleased… Read More

I have said, “Only before an almighty, sovereign Lord will a person sincerely bow down and worship; only by the will and work of an almighty sovereign Lord can a person be assured of an eternal salvation; and only in the care of a loving, sovereign Father will a person find comfort in the trials of life.” For the least things in our lives are ruled and ordered by our Lord as… Read More

Blessed be His name, Jesus Christ is the Fount and Source of all the real comfort we enjoy. He is THE WAY in which the consolations of the Gospel are conveyed to the hearts of His people. This we see in Isaiah 61:1-3: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has appointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the… Read More

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched Weak and wounded, sick and sore, Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love, and power; He is able, He is willing; doubt no more. Ho! ye needy, come and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify; True belief and true repentance, Every grace that brings us nigh, Without money, Come to Jesus Christ and buy. Let not conscience make you linger, Nor of fitness fondly… Read More

“Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen…for the customs of the people are vain.” (Jeremiah 10:1-3) ——————– Christmas is coming! Quite so; but what is “Christmas”? Does not the very term itself denote its source — “Christ-mass”? Thus it is of Roman origin, brought over from paganism. But, says someone, Christmas is the time when we commemorate the Saviour’s birth. It is? And who authorized such commemoration? Certainly… Read More

Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Election Collection Unto Sanctification (Deuteronomy 7:6 KJV) For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. (John 15:16 KJV) Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should… Read More

Question – Do you think that without Jesus we will go to hell? Answer – If Christ is not our Saviour, we will end up in hell for sure. God’s justice demands that the payment for sin be made and Jesus is the only one who was capable of making that payment. The big question is: If I am not saved, how can I become saved? How can I know that God… Read More

Question: Can you describe hell? Answer: Hell is eternal damnation. Hell is most terrible and most awful and the thought of it should strike terror in our hearts. The Bible uses many different phrases and sentences in order to give us an idea of the awfulness of hell. No one has ever been in the place called hell (gehanna) because it has not yet come into existence. The Bible is our guide,… Read More

Question – Does the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society claim to be a true prophet of God? “The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society is the greatest corporation in the world, because from the time of its organization until now the Lord has used it as his channel through which to make known the glad tidings.” (Watchtower January 15, 1917, Page 22) Question – But how can a person distinguish true prophets… Read More

As the Mormon church were claiming at one point that the book of mormon was used by the National Geographic Society in order to locate ancient archaeological sites Mr Larson felt the need to write to the NGS for confirmation and this was their response. National Geographic Society WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036 January 11, 1990 Dear Mr. Larson: Thank you for writing to the National Geographic Society. The Society has never used the… Read More

False Prophet and successor to Joseph Smith publicy and forcefully taught that Adam was our God and Father. In fact, he was so adamant about this false revelation that he said one would be eternally damned unless they agreed with his view. On April 9, 1852, Brigham Young publicly preached the Adam-God doctrine. In this sermon he declared: Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint and sinner!… Read More

Joseph Smith blaspemously boasts that he did more than Jesus to keep a church together: “God is in the still small voice. In all these affidavits, indictments, it is all of the devil–all corruption. Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man… Read More

I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said… Read More

“Wesley and Men Who Followed” Author: Ian Murray Banner of Truth, 2003, 263 pp. Perhaps no figure since Jacobus Arminius has polarized the church as much as the subject of Iain Murray’s recent portrait: John Wesley (1703-1791). Murray introduces Wesley in the spiritually impoverished landscape of 18th century British Anglicanism. Starting from his early days of study at Oxford University, Wesley is portrayed as navigating a hostile terrain of contemporary religious indifference…. Read More

“The Pope is of so great dignity, and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God. and the vicar of God.” Ferraris Ecclesiastical dictionary “All names which in the Scriptures are applied to Christ, by virtue of which it is established that He is over the church, all the same names are applied to the Pope.” On the Authority of the Councils, book 2, chapter 17… Read More

 “Naturally, the devil tried to shut down this living, breathing Church. He wanted dry bones. He began to take the freshness of God and put Ecclesiastical dogma on it. He used theological understanding(doctrine/the study of God’s word) to water down the fire.” (Jesse Duplantis, Voice of the Covenant magazine, November 1997, page 7) “The very first thing on Jesus` agenda was to get rid of poverty! Would you like to know why… Read More

“Although your physical body will die someday, your spirit will continue to live for an eternity. Whether your spirit lives in heaven or hell depends on the choices you have made. In this book, best selling author Joyce Meyer outlines God’s plan of salvation so that you can make a quality decision.” (“The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make” Back of the book, 1996-Edition) “The spiritual part of you can be… Read More

Don Stewart says: “Healing was also part of the early experience of the Adventists in this country, as well as the Churches of the Brethren. The first Latter Day Saints shared the belief in miracles of healing, and Joseph Smith referred to many stories of such.” Only Believe. Shippenburg, Pa.: Destiny Image, 1999, pg. 3. Wow, incredible, He endorses the Mormons, Jospeh Smith and 7th day Adventists to promote the authenticity of… Read More

Heretic John Hagee doesn’t believe Jewish people who hate the Lord Jesus Christ are lost: “I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption.” San Antonio fundamentalist battles anti-Semitism,”(Houston Chronicle, April 30, 1988, sec. 6, page 1) But God says: “He who does not have the Son of God does not… Read More

Andrew Wommack says: “You need a healing? You have a tumor? Don’t pray to God about the tumor. Talk to the tumor itself!” But the bible says: James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let him pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: Why is Andrew Wommack a false teacher? 1) Andrew Wommack is a 5… Read More

The ‘Word Faith’ Movement Picture this church. Wouldn’t you like to be part of it? Its meetings draw huge numbers, with reports of conversions and amazing testimonies. Compelling speakers deliver word-perfect addresses liberally sprinkled with Bible quotations. Its statements of faith seem orthodox and evangelical, and there are vigorous programmes to help poor and disadvantaged people. Besides this, you will be encouraged to study the Bible and pray, to be extravagant in… Read More

David Hogan claims: • He raises people from the dead; • He is thrown supernaturally across rooms into walls; • He multiplies food; • He drives his vehicle underwater; • Angels are assigned to him and have to go where he goes; • He is miraculously transported from place to place without the aid of planes, trains or automobiles; • He is invigorated when new demons are unleashed on him; • A… Read More

1 Peter 4:17 For the time (is come) that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? This verse seems to lay down the principle that before the end of time comes, before the final judgment of all the unsaved in the world occurs, the House of God will be judged… Read More

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. 2 Timothy 3:13 But… Read More

THE FALSE TEACHING THAT JESUS IS NOT GOD This heretical teaching is found in the following religions/cults: Mormonism Jehovah’s witnesses Some 7th day adventists Christadelphian Islam The Bible clearly says that Jesus is God (1) Isaiah called Jesus God (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6) (2) Matthew called Jesus God (Matthew 1:23) (3) Jesus called Himself God (John 5:17-18 – 8:58-59 – 10:30-33 – Revelation 1:8) (4) John called Jesus God (John. 1:1 – 1… Read More

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” (Matthew 6:6) ——————– Eight times in the space of this verse is the pronoun used in the singular number and the second person—a thing unique in all Scripture—as though to emphasize the indispensability, importance and value of… Read More

If I measure a crooked wall with a perfect plumb line, it reveals the crookedness of the wall, but does not remove it. If I take out a bright light on a dark night, it reveals to me all the pitfalls and hindrances, but it does not remove them. Now the plumb line and the lamp do not create the evils which they point out. They neither create nor remove, but simply… Read More

“Irresistible grace” on the unwilling is a violation of free choice. For God is love, and true love is persuasive but never coercive. There can be no shotgun weddings in heaven. God is not a cosmic B.F. Skinner who behaviorally modifies men against their will. C. S. Lewis has two of the finest passages in print against the idea of ‘irresistible force’ used on unwilling believers. In Screwtape Letters Lewis concludes that… Read More

Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John,… Read More