1) Accept Jesus as your personal Savior, and you
will be saved
2) Conversion is full salvation
3) Gifts of the Holy Spirit are not for
4) There are no apostles and/or prophets
5) The Spirit of Christ and the Holy Spirit
are different or two entities
6) God is three persons
7) Eternal security... Once saved, always
8) We cannot help but sin; it is impossible
not to sin
9) Nothing more is required after conversion...
Christ did it all
10) Christ has fulfilled the Law; we are
no longer under the Law but under grace
11) We are all going to be raptured before
the great tribulation
12) You must belong or go to a church
13) Sunday is the Sabbath
Diabolical Doctrine 1) Accept
Jesus as your personal Savior, and you will be saved
This is one of the most harmful doctrines preached in evangelical Christendom.
It’s a reflection of our impatient, intolerant, self-willed “instant
society,” another expression of sinful flesh preserving itself,
finding a face-saving way to placate God, survive, and appear righteous
before men. It is grossly harmful because it gives a false sense of security.
It is a doctrine of devils.
This doctrine has people deluded into thinking they’re saved.
And it’s a concoction of devils to draw more people into religious
circles. Because many people believe this lie, others are persuaded it
must be true. The notion goes, “Many are invariably right and few
are most certainly wrong because they are few.” But God never worked,
doesn’t work, and never will work that way. (Read Counterfeit
If all these formal churches in the world depended on truth and the
cross to add to their numbers, they wouldn’t be around. To draw
the crowds, they must make what they offer palatable, even delicious. “Swallow
this sweet-flavored pill, follow it with water (baptism), and all your
problems will be solved instantly.” It’s an easy gospel for
the carnal man to accept; after all, he doesn’t have to repent,
as God defines repentance.
Nowhere do the Scriptures even hint that we simply “accept” Jesus
Christ as Savior and we’re automatically saved. That notion leaves
the carnal man in the driver’s seat, which is exactly his nature
and unregenerate desire. How presumptuous and arrogant the thought that
we, not God, call the shots! True conversion isn’t acceptance,
When Saul of Tarsus was on his way to Damascus, He was stopped in his
tracks by whom...the Savior? No, it was the Lord. Saul immediately said, “Who
are You, Lord? And when he realized Who was
speaking to him, his next words (note them) were, “Lord, what
will You have me to do?” Salvation is of the Jews and
they know whereof they speak. They understood that the primary aspect
of man’s relationship with God was one of submission and obedience
to Him as Lord.
Is Jesus Savior? Of course He is, and He’s the only Savior there
is. There is no other. But there is only one way He can ever save us,
and that is not if we “accept Him as Savior” (He is Savior
whether we accept Him or not); it’s only if we believe Him, that
is, put our entire trust in Him. And that faith in Christ will always
be manifest in obedience - submission to His Lordship, the sign of the
cross at work.
Faith isn’t the mere verbalization of a few pious words, as many
interpret in passages like Romans 10:8-10. It isn’t the mere intellectual
and verbal assent that Jesus is Savior or Lord that changes one’s
status with God. If a vain profession changes anything, it’s for
the worse, because people take on themselves His Name in vain, bringing
more damnation to themselves than they had before professing Him.
The first thing Saul of Tarsus had to do when the Lord appeared to him
(Acts 9) was to obey. He didn’t simply get down on his knees (not
that many get on their knees before Him anymore, either), “receive
Jesus as Savior,” and proceed to confess Him to others. Nor was
Saul required to demonstrate his sincerity by going forward at an “altar
call.” No, the Lord gave him a command, which he obeyed, thereby
not only confessing Jesus as Lord with his lips, but with his life. Suddenly
gone was his religious mission of obedience to his superiors. And note
that Romans 10:8-10 also speaks of confessing Jesus as Lord, not as Savior:
“Because if you confess the Lord Jesus,
and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you
shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and
with the mouth one confesses unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10 MKJV).
When by faith with the mouth of our lives we confess Jesus Christ is
Lord, following through by obedience to His will (otherwise it isn’t
genuine faith), Jesus then continues the process of saving us. Salvation
comes by submission to the authority of God, by the whole-hearted acknowledgment
of His sovereignty in all things through His gift of faith. In obedience
we are saved, even as Paul, Peter, John, James, and others consistently
As it is written, “He gives the Holy Spirit to those who obey
Him.” Three days after his conversion, Saul was given the Holy
Spirit. Didn’t Jesus say, “He that has My commandments and
keeps them, he is the one who loves Me... and My Father will love him,
and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him”?
“And we are His witnesses of these things. And so also is the
Holy Spirit, Whom God has given to those who obey Him” (Acts 5:32
What of Cornelius, who was a pious man (Acts 10)? Was it enough to believe
in the simple way taught today in the name of “simplicity in Christ”?
No, when he received instruction from Heaven, he was given a command: “Send
men to Joppa and get Peter.”
And what of Naaman, the Syrian (2 Kings 5)? Did Elisha tell him to simply
believe, or was he commanded to go wash in the Jordan seven times? What
faith would it take to simply “believe”? But it took faith
for him to obey, and he had difficulty doing so. The work of the cross
was “crucial” to salvation, the cross being a requirement
in a point of obedience.
What of the widow who had to share her last meal with one who asked
it of her, though there was no hope of another meal thereafter (1 Kings
Even those to whom Jesus said, “Go your way, your faith has made
you whole,” acted in some matter of obedience by faith.
“Take up your bed and walk!” Jesus commanded the lame man,
even though Jesus and the man knew there would be trouble with the religious
authorities, seeing as how they forbade such activity on the Sabbath.
What of Abraham and his son, Isaac (Hebrews 11:17-19)? Didn’t
he believe God would raise Isaac from the dead? Was it enough to “believe” and
leave it at that? No, God gave him a trying command, and Abraham had
to offer Isaac up in obedience to God. I know of no harder a task than
that a father should offer up his only beloved son.
James rebukes all those who think they can merely “accept Jesus
as Savior” and walk away wiping their mouths as though they had
eaten to the full. Martin
Luther preached sola fide (faith alone saves), and it’s
no wonder Luther, in all his knowledge and “wisdom,” wouldn’t
include the Book of James in his Bible. (He also had a problem with Jude,
Hebrews, and Revelation.)
Luther went from Catholic works of sacrifice, self-abuse, and acts of
penance for salvation, and swung in the opposite direction, believing
in mere lip service, calling it faith. Out of one delusion and into another.
And the false church accepted his teachings and called in “reformation.”
Foolish children, looking for the easy way, I tell you that nothing
but the cross will do. Nothing but the death
sentence suffices. False preachers water down the requirements of
God in order to seduce souls into their organizations. And people love
them for it. These preachers say to the simple, “I’ll prey for
you,” and the simple are predated. The conscience is salved, the
flesh is spared, and the sin is permitted to remain.
“Why do you call Me ‘Lord’ and don’t do what
I say?” asks Jesus Christ (Luke 6:46), though emphasis on His Lordship
is also in question with these people. But to put it another way, He
asks, “Why do you accept Me as your Savior and don’t acknowledge
Me as Lord?”
He is the Lord Jesus Christ and not only the Savior Jesus Christ. But
the rebel man doesn’t want to hear about lordship over him, about
submission and obedience. Many are ignorant of needing to obey Christ
in personal matters. They think they do His will by telling others about
Him, going to church, and reading some Scripture.
The Scripture declares, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue
shall confess that Jesus Christ is LORD,” not Savior (Isaiah 45:23;
Romans 14:11). Lord of all, especially of himself, the one bowing.
A true conversion is marked by a point of obedience.
The rich young ruler wasn’t simply permitted to “accept Jesus
as Savior” (Matthew 19:16). Something very applicable and practical
was required of him. Only when he obeyed could one know the man trusted
Is water immersion a sufficient sign of obedience? Many hold the mistaken
belief water baptism is sufficient proof of faith, obedience, and salvation.
Some believe something mystical and saving occurs at this ritual. But
was water baptism enough for Judas, for the 70, for Ananias and Sapphira
(Acts 5), or for Simon (Acts 10)? Is it enough for Mormons, Seventh Day
Adventists, followers of Armstrong, and Jehovah’s Witnesses? No,
physical elements avail nothing. (Read from our section on Water
When people came to him to be baptized, John the Immerser called for
fruits of repentance. He was asking for evidence to back up people’s
lip service and willingness to be immersed in water:
“But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism,
he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from
the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance;
and do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father.
For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from
these stones” (Matthew 3:7-9 MKJV).
Are confessions under duress of Christ as Savior or even Lord of any
value to God? The deathbed and crisis conversions one witnesses or hears
of are almost all, if not all, spurious. Was the thief on the cross saved
at the last moment? Read The
Book of Luke Corrupted - A Deathbed Conversion Tale.
Do you believe your aging mother or wayward son, who lived resisting
the will of God all their life, was saved because they confessed Jesus
at the point of death? Don’t count on it - the Lord doesn’t
save under duress, and he doesn’t honor one who is merely hedging
his bets. He also doesn’t persuade by fear
of Hell. Nowhere do we find such devilish doctrine in Scripture.
God doesn’t save one who seeks to save his carnal life, one who
cries, “God, get me out of this mess, and I’ll do anything
You say!” But if in troublous circumstances, one cries, “Thy
will be done!” in all earnestness and sobriety, there may be an
indication of something good happening; the Lord may have been working
in that person for some time prior to the crisis. But they won’t
die externally; they will die internally, called to obedience and living
in, and for, Christ.
Furthermore, the notion that one must be saved only
in this life is another doctrine of devils.
Those of you who think to be saved, better you seek to be Lorded by
the Lord of Lords and Him alone. Your fruits and, more accurately, His
fruits in you, or lack of them, will tell your true status with God.
Consider the alternative to believing this doctrine: What harm can there
be in your seeking to submit to the complete Lordship of Jesus Christ?
Is this not far better?
False and Misleading Gospel of “Accepting” Jesus Christ.
Diabolical Doctrine 2) Conversion is full salvation
If any believe this lie, they won’t go on to be truly saved. When
my wife and I repented, our lives changed dramatically: My vices, of
which I couldn’t rid myself, were banished; the Bible became a
Living Book; for the first time in 27 years, I had great hope and reason
Yet an inner urging wouldn’t let me rest. “There’s
more; you aren’t there yet,” I would hear within. Baptists
and other evangelicals told me it was the Devil trying to cause me to
doubt my salvation. Try as I might to shake those thoughts and feelings
or words, however, I simply couldn’t.
Then, contrary to the doctrine of the evangelical circles we were in,
we were baptized in the Holy Spirit of God, and I was at peace from then
on concerning this matter. And that was when the Baptists, Salvation
Army, Mennonites, Nazarenes, Alliance, Methodists, and many others thought
we were surely given over to Satan. They believed so because of other
diabolical doctrines they held, which blinded them.
But our lives were changed in marvelous ways - we had more victory,
more life in the Scriptures, and more understanding of many things of
God. The gifts of the Spirit now operated in us, and we and others were
truly learning and coming to knowledge of the truth. We were hearing
the Voice of the Lord as we entered an intimate relationship with Him
that others only red or spoke of, but never had.
Ask God about the Samaritans who believed, were water baptized and delivered
of devils, and still had to have Peter and John come down and lay hands
on them to receive the Holy Spirit?
“And Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ
to them. And the people with one accord gave heed to those things which
Philip spoke, hearing and seeing the many miracles which he did. For
out of those having unclean spirits, many came out, crying with loud
voice. And many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed. And there
was great joy in that city” (Acts 8:5-8 MKJV).
“And the apostles in Jerusalem hearing that Samaria had received
the Word of God, they sent Peter and John to them; who when they had
come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For
as yet He had not fallen on any of them, they were baptized only in the
Name of the Lord Jesus” (Acts 8:14-16 MKJV).
(Read the whole chapter.)
What about Saul of Tarsus who was dramatically converted on the road
to Damascus as rare few have been, yet he needed to receive the Spirit?
Acts 9:3-6 MKJV
(3) But in going, it happened as [Saul] drew near
to Damascus, even suddenly a light from the heaven shone around him.
(4) And he fell to the earth and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why
do you persecute Me?
(5) And he said, Who are You, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus Whom you
persecute. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.
(6) And trembling and astonished, he said, Lord, what will You have me to do?
And the Lord said to him, Arise and go into the city, and you shall be told
what you must do.
Three days later:
“And Ananias went and entered into the house. And putting his
hands on him, he said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, Who appeared to
you in the way in which you came, has sent me to you that you might see
and be filled with the Holy Spirit. And instantly scales
as it were fell from his eyes, and he instantly saw again. And rising
up, he was baptized” (Acts 9:17-18 MKJV).
(Read the whole chapter.)
Ask God about Cornelius, whose pious life puts almost any religious
person today who thinks to be saved to shame? Notwithstanding his pious
life, Cornelius had to hear words whereby he and his house would be saved.
He and his household didn’t yet have the Spirit of God.
“And [Cornelius] declared to us how
he had seen an angel in his house, who stood and said to him, Send men
to Joppa and call for Simon whose last name is Peter, who will tell you
words by which you and all your house shall be saved.
And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, as on us at the
beginning” (Acts 11:13-15 MKJV).
(Read the whole of chapters 10 and 11.)
What about the Ephesian disciples who had repented years ago by the
time Paul asked them if they received the Spirit since they believed?
They hadn’t, and they did when Paul prayed for them.
Acts 19:1-6 MKJV
(1) And it happened in the time Apollos was at Corinth, Paul was passing through
the higher parts to Ephesus. And finding certain disciples,
(2) he said to them, Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?
And they said to him, We did not so much as hear whether the Holy Spirit is.
(3) And he said to them, Then to what were you baptized? And they said, To
(4) And Paul said, John truly baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying
to the people that they should believe into Him coming after him, that is,
into Jesus Christ.
(5) And hearing, they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
(6) And as Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they
spoke with tongues and prophesied.
There’s much more to salvation than just being converted and growing
from there. You must go all the way:
“And you will be hated of all men for My Name's sake, but the
one who endures to the end shall be kept safe” (Matthew 10:22 MKJV).
Are you signed, sealed, and delivered at conversion? According to men
and their easy gospel, you are, but not according to Jesus Christ:
“The [convert] who overcomes, this
one will be clothed in white clothing. And I will not blot out his name
out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father
and before His angels” (Revelation 3:5 MKJV).
Consider the alternative to believing this
doctrine: If I go on for more, believing there is more, and find
have I lost anything? But if I stop where I am, believing salvation
is complete at
conversion, I will lose even that which I seem to have.
Read The Baptism in
the Holy Spirit and The
Diabolical Doctrine 3) The gifts of the Holy
Spirit are not for today
This is denial by non-experience. Those who never received the Spirit
of God, and don’t believe, deny God (the Holy Spirit) and His spiritual
His gifts, however, are a manifestation of His very Nature:
“I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers who have the testimony
of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit
of prophecy” (Revelation
Some object, “Because I don't have it, it isn't meant for today,
or it doesn't exist.” Carnal unbelieving minds are geniuses at
devising arguments to deny any truth - no different from other days when
the religious resisted the Holy Spirit and those who are the Lord’s.
“O stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always
resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so you do” (Acts 7:51
Our spiritual experience isn’t completed with repentance. We
must go on.
“And you will be hated of all men for My Name's sake, but the
one who endures to the end shall be kept safe” (Matthew 10:22 MKJV).
While confirming their faith, Paul taught believers that with much tribulation
they must enter into the Kingdom. Had they or had they not already entered
the Kingdom? Most evangelicals would say that one is a believer because one has entered. Obviously, Paul knew there was more involved than receiving
the Passover of God by faith and being washed by the blood of the Lamb.
One must go on to receive the Holy Spirit, as did all those in Scripture
- the disciples at Pentecost (Acts 2), the Samaritans (Acts 8), Saul
(Acts 9), Cornelius and the Gentiles (Acts 10), and the Ephesian disciples
(Acts 19). All these had repentance and Something More. That “Something
More” was the Spirit of God, accompanied by His gifts (1 Corinthians
12). From there, they went on to enter rest in God (Hebrews 3 and 4).
Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles – one must enter into, become,
and celebrate all three Feasts.
It isn’t enough to repent. One must receive the Spirit of God,
or he will be none of His (Romans 8:9). It is that simple.
Also, the Lord won’t come and make His abode in an unclean vessel.
He is a holy God and will honor only those who honor and worship Him
in spirit and truth.
Go ahead; push Him away, you “saved.” Hang on to your lusts
and false doctrines; perish with His Name on your lips as though you
knew Him. To you even now He says, “Depart from Me you workers
of iniquity, I never knew you” (Matthew 7:23). Satan has succeeded
in stopping you with a spurious conversion or, at best, satisfaction
with partial truth, because you don’t have a love of the truth.
You aren’t willing to deny yourself and take up your cross.
I have had many healings, and have personally witnessed them with others.
I’ve had many visions, dreams, prophecies, and other gifts of the
Spirit, as Joel said believers would have, many, if not most, of which
have been fulfilled and confirmed. Several people I know have had dreams,
visions, and prophecies that have come to pass.
Didn’t the Lord speak of signs following those who believed (Mark
16:17-18)? Were those signs only for that day? He didn’t say so.
How then can you? Those who believe will pursue what I say, believing.
Do I boast? If I boast, it’s in the Lord and those things He has
granted me by grace. I’m nothing. None of us is anything.
What Scriptural evidence is there to support the foolish notion that
the gifts aren’t meant for today?
“That was a different dispensation,” some people say. I
tell you that where the Spirit of God is, He manifests Himself.
Concerned about the counterfeit gifts? Yes, they exist. But do you discard
your real money because thieves have counterfeited it?
Fools with lame excuses and ever so clever arguments, how will your
wisdom serve you in the end? But God’s wisdom is justified of her
children. I tell you that if the gifts of the Holy Spirit aren’t
manifest in you, you don’t have the Spirit of God. If you resist
the Holy Spirit, you resist Jesus Christ, the One you presume to love
and worship, because He is the Holy Spirit.
There are those who quote this passage to refute the validity of the
gifts for today:
“Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they shall
pass away; whether there are tongues, they shall cease; whether there
is knowledge, it shall pass away. Now we know in part, and we prophesy
in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is
partial shall pass away” (1 Corinthians 13:8-10 EMTV).
I need only ask this of you: Has knowledge passed away? Is there no
more need of healing? Has the perfect come? Are you perfect, you who
deny the gifts?
If your answer is negative to any of these questions, how can you possibly
say the gifts are no more? And if you are in need of His perfection,
how would you obtain it, except by what He gives to accomplish this desirable
end? To that end do His gifts and ministries serve in His Body, until
all is accomplished.
“You have gone up on high; You have led captivity captive; You
have received gifts for men, yes, for the rebellious also, that You might
dwell among them, O Lord God” (Psalms 68:18).
If you oppose the gifts, you oppose God. And we’re not talking
carnal gifts such as talents, training, or special interests, such as
teaching or public speaking. No, we aren’t talking about the talents
and abilities that the world has, but of the spiritual gifts, as listed
in 1 Corinthians 12, all nine of them and more.
1 Corinthians 12:4-12 EMTV
(4) Now there are varieties of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit.
(5) And there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord.
(6) And there are varieties of activities, but the same God works all
(7) But to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the
profit of all.
(8) For to one is given a word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another
a word of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
(9) and to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings
by the same Spirit,
(10) to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy, and
to another discerning of spirits, and to another different kinds of tongues,
and to another interpretation of tongues.
(11) But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing
to each one individually just as He wills.
(12) For just as the body is one and has many parts, but all the parts
of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
To the humble and repentant, I say “Go on! There’s more!” That
should excite you, not discourage or anger you. Those after God will
Consider the alternative to believing this
doctrine: If I seek after God and receive the spiritual gifts,
I will know and
If the gifts of the Spirit are no longer available, I will have lost
nothing, provided I seek to obey God. But if the baptism in the Spirit
is available, and I reject it, I’m rejecting God and, truly, salvation
Read How One Is Saved, Repentance, The
Baptism in the Holy Spirit, The
Three Degrees, and How
the Lord Exposed Billy Graham.
Diabolical Doctrine 4) There are no
prophets or apostles today
If you believe there are no apostles or prophets today, you plainly
don’t know the Lord - He manifests Himself by His prophets, His
servants. Tell me where you find the Scriptures supporting this doctrine
of devils. You won’t deny there were Old Testament prophets. You
won’t deny that John the Baptist was a prophet, because the Gospels
plainly declare so. And neither can you deny there were prophets after
John and Jesus:
“And Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, exhorted
the brothers with many words and confirmed them” (Acts 15:32 MKJV).
Acts 21:8-12 MKJV
(8) And the next day those around him going out, Paul came to Caesarea.
And entering the house of Philip the evangelist, he being of the seven,
we stayed with him.
(9) And there were four virgin daughters to this one, who prophesied.
(10) And as we stayed more days, a certain prophet from Judea named Agabus
(11) And coming to us, and taking Paul’s belt, and binding his
hands and feet, he said, The Holy Spirit says these things: So shall
the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man whose belt this is, and will deliver
him into the hands of the nations.
(12) And when we heard these things, both we and those of the place begged
him not to go up to Jerusalem.
Did Paul rebuke anyone for being, or thinking to be, a prophet? No,
he simply corrected those who erred, not because they thought they were
prophets, but because they should think and speak rightly if they were:
“If anyone thinks to be a prophet, or a spiritual one, let him
recognize the things I write to you, that they are a commandment of the
Lord” (1 Corinthians 14:37 MKJV).
“One of them, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always
liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons. This witness is true; for which cause
convict them sharply, so that they may be sound in the faith, not giving
heed to Jewish myths and commandments of men, turning away from the truth” (Titus
“Then he said to me, Behold! See, do not do it! For I am your
fellow-servant, and of your brothers the prophets, and of those who keep
the Words of this Book. Do worship to God” (Revelation 22:9 MKJV).
Jesus was a prophet; but then you would say, “That was Jesus.” Very
true; that was Jesus, and all His children are as Him:
“For both He Who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all
of One, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, ‘I
will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I
will sing praise to You’” (Hebrews 2:11-12 MKJV).
What are prophets? First, they are brothers of the Lord, spirit of His
Spirit. Prophets are members of His Body, representatives and mouthpieces
of God. They are persons inspired by the Holy Spirit of God to speak
to whomsoever the Lord chooses, be it to individuals, as when Nathan
spoke to David, to cities, as when Jonah spoke to Nineveh, or to nations,
as when Jeremiah spoke to Judah.
Prophets in the Bible spoke hidden things, mysteries, and they made
predictions of the future. These future foretellings weren’t
demonstrations of their authenticity, but would eventually prove their
authenticity nevertheless, even if it took centuries or millennia to
However, prophets mostly spoke against sin and corruption, against idolatry,
false religion, and hypocrisy. They were, and are, ever separate from
works of men. Prophets are never found within the confines of established
religion. John the Baptist, for example, was raised up and ministered
in the wilderness.
Prophets didn’t go about saying anything they pleased, but only
what was given them by God to say. Their miraculous powers varied, as
with Moses who performed great signs and wonders, to John the Baptist
who performed none at all, but who spoke hidden things and saw into the
spiritual realm, as when seeing the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus.
Truly, all true believers are prophets, for “the testimony of
Jesus Christ is the Spirit of prophecy.” All born again-from-above
believers have supernatural gifts, as Jesus says in Mark 16. And all
those of the Kingdom of God are greater than Moses or Elijah or even
John the Baptist, whom Jesus said was more than a prophet:
“Truly I say to you, Among those who have been born of women there
has not risen a greater one than John the Baptist. But the least in the
Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he” (Matthew 11:11 MKJV).
Still, there are those who have been called specifically to the office
and ministry of a prophet, like Agabus and Silas. Nowhere does it say
that true prophets of God ended with the writing of the Bible and its
completion... nowhere. So how can anyone be so presumptuous as to say
that God wouldn’t send forth prophets today?
Admittedly, prophets of God are rare. Their scarcity, however, doesn’t
make them precious to the world. Indeed, they are hated because their
job is almost always to testify against the world, even as their Lord
and Father did on earth in His flesh:
“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify
of it, that its works are evil” (John 7:7 MKJV).
What about apostles? Apostles are messengers, delegates, or commissioners
of Christ, men set apart by God for specific missions as ambassadors,
usually accompanied by miraculous powers. I don’t personally know
an apostle, but based on Scripture, I can’t say there isn’t,
or couldn’t be, one.
In the message to the church at Ephesus at the end of the first century
(Revelation 2:2), the faithful tested those who said they were apostles
and found them liars. This passage doesn’t indicate there were
no longer legitimate apostles, but apostles must pass the test because,
as always, there are the counterfeit to beware of. If there were no longer
true apostles, why would saints need to try anyone claiming to be an
apostle? Anyone claiming to be an apostle would be automatically deemed
Were there only twelve apostles? Who says? Those were the primary ones
Jesus chose, but Acts shows us there were others, such as Barnabas:
“But hearing this, the apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their clothes
and ran in among the people” (Acts 14:14 MKJV).
What about James, the Lord’s brother?:
“Nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those apostles before me, but
I went into Arabia and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years
I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and stayed with him fifteen days.
But I saw no other of the apostles, except James the Lord’s brother” (Galatians
You should know that Herod slew the apostle James, John’s brother,
many years earlier:
“And at that time Herod the king threw on his hands to oppress
some of those of the church. And he killed James the brother of John
with the sword” (Acts 12:1-2 MKJV).
Had Jesus chosen His half-brother to be an original apostle? Not while
He was in the flesh. So now we have at least two other apostles
after the twelve.
Unbelievers say, “We have the Bible now, and all God’s Word
is there... we don’t need any more than that. Now that Christ dwells
in us, we don’t need prophets or apostles.”
Does Christ indeed dwell in such thinkers? Certainly not! How narrow-minded
and ignorant! Limit the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, intensely
personal God to some paper, ink, and thread bound in a piece of gold-embossed
leather by men. Or maybe even a cheaply-made paperback. To say God stopped
speaking by chosen inspired vessels He died to dwell in is wicked and
stupid, defying not only reason and the nature of things, but Holy Scripture
itself, the very thing unbelievers claim to be sufficient for them!
Could or would the Lord speak only those words recorded in the Bible
over and over again, like some malfunctioning device? Would He not speak
to His own by His Body members, as the Scriptures plainly declare, as
well as directly? How small is your god, you who believe such lies! God
is a wee mite bigger and more personal than that. We prophets, in all
solemnity, assure you!
The Bible is more than ample evidence, an earth-shattering testimony
of how Jesus Christ speaks and relates to those He creates in His image
and to whom He gives His Spirit. The notion of not needing the Holy Spirit
or hearing God’s personal Voice because one has the written Bible
is madness. It is gross indecency. It is idolatry. It is diabolical.
(Read Bible Worship
Used by Men to Cover Evil.)
Anyone entertaining such devilish doctrines has learned very little
of the Lord Jesus Christ and has no right to say anything about Him.
Consider the alternative to believing this
doctrine: If I receive a prophet or apostle, I receive the Lord,
for He said to
His disciples, “He that receives you receives Me.” If
I consider that there is such a thing as a prophet or apostle, and
there is none, as long as
I seek after the Lord, He will keep me, and I will have lost nothing.
Read Diabolical Doctrine 3) The gifts of the Spirit are
not for today,
Diabolical Doctrine 23) There
is no literal, personal voice of God speaking today as in Biblical
Diabolical Doctrine 24) All believers
have equal authority and status, The
Big Lie Exposed, and We
Are Here to Tell You.
Diabolical Doctrine 5) The Spirit of Christ
and the Holy Spirit are two different entities
This false doctrine is put forth by men who haven’t understood
the Scriptures. I think it began when people experienced conversion,
whether real or spurious, and were told they were born again, which they
assumed meant that Christ lived within. Then they experienced the baptism
in the Holy Spirit, whether real or spurious. What did that mean? How
could they explain two experiences, when they had believed there was
only one with Christ? Either there are two Spirits or one Spirit comes
one way and then another.
They tried to justify false doctrine, namely that you “receive
Christ into the heart” at repentance, which they think they did,
but now suddenly they experienced something new, likely false, though
not necessarily, and offered an explanation: “Seeing as how I received
Christ before, this must be Another – yes, the Holy Spirit, as
it is written.”
Another related argument is that at repentance, the Holy Spirit comes
to live in you, but at the baptism in the Holy Spirit, He comes upon you. I couldn’t understand why I needed the Holy Spirit upon me
when I already had Him in me. These are specious explanations based on
false premises. This false doctrine may bring confusion and discourage
searchers from receiving the true.
You have nothing to explain away if you don’t believe a falsehood
in the first place. Nobody receives the Spirit of God within at repentance.
Repentance is not the new birth. Therefore, there’s nothing to
explain. Furthermore, the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit
of Christ are all one and the same Person, not three.
Some examples from the Scriptures:
“But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the
Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone has not the
Spirit of Christ, he
is none of His” (Romans 8:9 MKJV).
“…searching for what, or what manner of time, the
Spirit of Christ made clear within them, testifying beforehand of the sufferings
of Christ, and the glories that should follow. To them it was revealed
that not to themselves, but to us, they ministered the things which are
now reported to you by those who have preached the gospel to you in the
Holy Spirit sent from Heaven; which things the angels desire to look
into” (1 Peter 1:11-12 MKJV).
1 Corinthians 2:10-16 MKJV
(10) But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit; for the
ONE] searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
(11) For who among men knows the things of a man except the spirit of
man within him? So also no one knows the things of God except the
Spirit of God.
(12) But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the
Spirit from God, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us
(13) These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom
teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things
(14) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit
of God, for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned.
(15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged
by no one.
(16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him?
But we have the mind of Christ [because
we have His Spirit].
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over
the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the Church of
God, which He [the Holy Ghost/Spirit] has purchased with His
own blood” (Acts
20:28 KJV). Does the Holy Spirit have blood? Yes, if He is the Spirit
By the conviction of the Holy Spirit, you repent, are forgiven your
sins, and are turned around, which is no small event. But you must go
on to receive the Spirit (be born again) whereby your sin nature is dealt
with by fire. Then finally, when the purging and breaking work of the
fire of God is complete, the rest comes, as spoken of in Hebrews 3 and
So there is a “third blessing,” not just a “second
blessing” as some say, and that, in this life. It is the third
and final Feast, the Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkoth. In
all these stages it is the One Spirit of Jesus Christ ministering, Who
is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God.
Consider the alternative to believing this
doctrine: Knowing that the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Christ
are One and the Same
much confusion. If there are two or three persons, let them speak and
identify themselves as such. If they don’t, take it that there
is only One God.
Read Repentance, The
Baptism in the Holy Spirit, and The
Diabolical Doctrine 6) God is three persons
What horrid confusion, vainglory, and strife have been produced by philosophers
posing as Christians, putting God under a microscope in their intellectual
laboratories and dissecting Him into three beings; even messing with
the Scriptures to support their damnable heresies! What arrogance! What
These are doctrines of devils designed to confound and derail seekers
of truth. They are there to test the pilgrims traveling to the celestial
city of God. Paul told the Corinthians:
“For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are
approved [of God] may be made manifest among you” (1 Corinthians
The Scriptures also say:
“Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God is ONE LORD” (Deuteronomy
“There is ONE LORD, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached
unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1
Timothy 3:16 KJV).
“Jesus said to him, Have I been with you such a long time and
yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen
And how do you say, Show us the Father?” (John 14:9 MKJV)
“Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over
the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the Church of
God, which He has purchased with His
own blood” (Acts 20:28).
Who purchased the Church of God - Jesus, the Holy Ghost, or God?
Some apologist for the trinity doctrine came up with the fancy explanation
that we pray to the Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spirit. But
who did Stephen pray to when he was stoned?
“And they stoned Stephen, who was calling on God and saying, Lord
Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 7:59 MKJV).
Perhaps the trauma of the experience hindered him from understanding
the difficult, yes, impossible, concept of the trinity and remembering
how he ought to relate to it? (Who can conceive such a thing?)
The arguments of Trinitarians are the products of brain-soiling and
quite easily countered with truth from Scripture.
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice.” I hear the voice of
God. Do I hear introductions like, “This is the Father,” or, “This
time it’s the Son,” or, “Yesterday you heard from the
Son, but today I, the Holy Spirit, am speaking”? Or do I sometimes
hear a chorus of three voices? No, I hear one voice, as did all the prophets
of God. He is One, not three.
Jesus is God, and all the figurative language Jesus and others used
concerning the Person of God is understood by those to whom it is given.
Isaiah says there is only one Savior and none besides Him:
Isaiah 45:21-23 MKJV
(21) Declare and bring near; yea, let them take counsel together. Who
has declared this of old? Who has told it from then? Is it not I, the
LORD? And there is no other God besides Me; a just God and a Savior;
there is none besides Me.
(22) Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God,
and there is no other.
(23) I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every
tongue shall swear.
Philippians 2:9-11 MKJV
(9) Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a Name which
is above every name,
(10) that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly
ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth;
(11) and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Isaiah calls the Son “Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty
Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” God presented Himself
to the world in a body formed for the purpose, and we are to worship
Him as He is. Anything else is folly.
I am one person. I am a father, a son, and a husband. That may make
three positions or roles, but it doesn’t make me three people.
So it is with God, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Name of the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit is Lord (Father) Jesus (Son) Christ (Holy Spirit, meaning “Anointed
Man was created in God’s image. Is man three persons? If God is
three, but man is one, the image God created is false. But God isn’t
three, and His image is perfectly accurate. Yes, I’m spirit, soul,
and body, but I’m one person, not three.
To hear more and receive explanations of various verses of Scripture
on the Oneness of God, read The Asininity
of the Trinity, Jesus
Christ, Almighty God, and The
Most Glorious of Truths.
Consider the alternative to the confusion of the trinity doctrine: If
you believe in the One True God, and seek to honor Him, you never have
to figure out Whom you're dealing with, or worry about slighting God
in any way, diminishing His authority, power, or glory.
Diabolical Doctrine 7) Eternal security
- once saved, always saved
We can be very secure in the Lord Jesus Christ, but faith in this doctrine,
rather than in Him, can be a license to sin. This is a doctrine that’s
false in the way it’s used, being carried on the back of a lie
and compounding the error and confusion that comes from the lie. The
sequence goes like this: “Once a person has accepted Jesus Christ
as Savior, he/she is forever saved.”
We’ve demonstrated how “accepting Christ” is a misleading
and presumptuous work of man rather than a work of God (read Diabolical
Doctrine 1) Accept Christ as your personal
Savior, and you will be saved).
Unless the Lord has overruled and brought the soul to repentance in spite
of the error of the words (which is a rare occurrence), the
person who has “accepted Christ” isn’t saved at all.
It is the spurious conversion of a proselyte of men, a tragic event caused
by an easy counterfeit gospel that accommodates the flesh when it should
be denying it, instead.
Added to the false notion that salvation is entirely in the sinner’s
power by “accepting” the Lord, the new proselyte is told
he’s now eternally secure. He’s told there’s no longer
anything to worry about, even though sin and a worldly life may continue.
He’s told the needed change will come in full upon physical death.
In effect, he’s taught to have faith in two things other than Jesus
Christ, Who was raised from the dead to be our present Lord and Savior
- the doctrine of eternal security and physical death!
If a person truly begins in Christ, it’s only the beginning of
his spiritual journey and the salvation process, which leads one to salvation
Jesus said: “But he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matthew
One should also know that, frequently, endurance is to an end that exists
in this life,
though not always. But whatever the case, there is no great change in
spiritual status with God upon physical death.
The apostles taught about the necessity of continuing on in faith:
“...strengthening the souls of the disciples, urging them to continue
in the faith, saying, ‘Through many tribulations
we must enter into the Kingdom of God’” (Acts 14:22 EMTV).
Saving faith is planted in those who believe, but it must be brought
to maturation. Jesus said that not all who begin finish. He spoke of
counting the cost:
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down
first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest
perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish,
all those seeing begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to
build and was not able to finish’” (Luke 14:28-30 MKJV).
If one is warned to count the cost before starting, wouldn’t it
follow that one can start and not finish? Isn’t that what the Lord
warned people about? Continuing in faith is the key.
Jesus explained His parable of the seed sown, about the different experiences
of those who receive His words. Here are two examples of those who believe
on Him, yet don’t endure, not bearing fruit:
“But the seed sown on stony ground, is he who hears the Word and
immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but
is short-lived. For when tribulation or persecution comes because of
the Word, immediately he falls away. But the seed sown in the thorns
is he who hears the Word, and the anxiety of this age, and the deceitfulness
of riches chokes out the Word, and it becomes fruitless” (Matthew
So we see that some can believe, but not go on to be made secure in
the salvation that is theirs should they continue in faith. If one were
to tell these people they’re saved upon profession of Christ, eternally
secure by virtue of their profession, he would be lying to them. Here
are the true and sober words of warning to all believers:
“But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the
Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward
destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their own
domain, but rather having left their own habitation, He has kept with
everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the Great Day” (Jude
The purpose of judgment is to bring all into the knowledge of God through
Jesus Christ. The Scriptures testify that all are destined to be reconciled
to God, to know, worship, and praise Him. The price has been paid, and
the die has been cast, for everyone. But not all have presently taken
the Path of Truth to the point of arrival into this blessed state. As
Jesus said, “Many are called, but few are chosen.”
Salvation comes by the working out of faith through obedience, not by
a profession alone, though the substance of true faith beginning with
confession of Jesus Christ as Lord sees one through to salvation:
“For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with
the mouth one confesses unto salvation” (Romans 10:10 MKJV).
The admonition stands:
“And one said to Him, Lord, are the ones being saved few? And
He said to them, Strive to enter in at the narrow gate. For I say to
you, many will seek to enter in and shall not be able” (Luke 13:23-24
The one who believes on the Name of the Only Begotten Son of God already has eternal life. Can one walk away from Him? Yes, as did the seventy.
Can one be lost forever and ever, time without end? No, He is the Omega
and all things are His. It is written of Israel, whom He had cast off:
“For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers,
lest you should be wise within yourselves; that blindness in part has
happened to Israel, until the fullness of the nations has come in. And
so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, ‘There shall come
out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob’” (Romans
The doctrine of eternal security causes the lawless to be secure and
confident in their sinful lives, spreading their lawless attitudes like
cancer and causing those without faith to blaspheme the Name of God.
Those seeking to live a godly life, believing on Christ, will not receive
a license to sin because of this false doctrine, because the Holy Spirit
of God is with them to keep them. Jesus said of such:
“My Father Who gave them to Me is greater than all, and no one
is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand” (John 10:29
Why should I have to believe in eternal security when I believe in the
One Who has the keys to Hell and death, and Who has promised to be with
me always, even until the end of the world? Does He not do right by me
at all times? The salvation of God is nothing less than Jesus Christ
being made manifest in these earthen vessels by the power of His gift
of faith, here and now.
A child sucking from his mother’s breast needs no soother. With
genuine life-giving faith in Jesus Christ, one does not need the doctrine
of eternal security.
Consider the alternative to this doctrine: If I don’t believe in eternal
security, but seek to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength,
trusting in Him, what do I have to lose? Is He not faithful?
Read “Once Saved, Always Saved”?, The
False and Misleading Gospel of “Accepting” Jesus Christ, Obedience, and Grace – The
Diabolical Doctrine 8) It’s
impossible not to sin
Devils love this one. Admit defeat and lose. Jesus says, “Go and
sin no more,” but Satan says it’s impossible to do as Jesus
commands. Jesus says, “Be perfect even as your heavenly Father
is perfect,” and man says, “Impossible!” But whoever
said anything about trusting ourselves for righteousness?
“But Jesus looked on them and said to them, With men this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26 MKJV).
Who is it that loves the Lord? He tells us:
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves
Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love
him and will reveal Myself to him” (John 14:21 MKJV).
Did He say, “He who tries his best to keep My commandments, but
fails, he it is that loves Me”?
Did He say, “I know I’m asking you to do the impossible,
Did He say, “Try and do the impossible, but if you don’t
obey Me, I’ll understand that you love Me anyway, and nothing worse
will come on you, though I said it would”?
Did He say He would reveal Himself to those who try, but fail to keep
Think about it. Who will you believe, the liar or the Lord?
There seem to be two diametrically-opposed Bibles in this world, one
being God's Word and one being man's. If we couldn’t do what He
asks of us, why would He ask it of us? How hideous is the thinking of
man! How contradictory! He either makes God out to be a tyrannical ogre,
a fool who asks you to do something you can’t do, or a wimp who
will let you do as you please, provided you’re “sincere” or
make some kind of token effort, even if you don’t obey him. “Let
every man be true and God a liar,” this doctrine of devils declares!
Satan's job is to discredit God and His Word. He was effective in discrediting
Him in the Garden of Eden, and he does very well in his job now. While
it is true that, in ourselves, we find it impossible to keep the Law
of God, being carnal, Jesus Christ has given us the wherewith, by His
crucifixion and resurrection and the gift of His Spirit - His life, to
walk in holiness and obedience to Him. If we don't obey Him when He has
provided the power and means to do so, we no longer have excuse and damn
Nowhere in the Bible is there such wicked doctrine that we can’t
help but sin. Such teaching condemns God and makes the cross null and
void. If we can’t be saved from sinning, why do we have a Savior?
Sin is breaking the Law of God; in other words, it’s going against
God. Amos prophesies, “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?” So
how can a righteous and holy God live in, and with, sinners? Didn’t
God have Moses remove His tabernacle from the midst of the congregation
of Israel because of sin? (Exodus 33:3,7: “For I will not go
up in the midst of you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume
in the way.... And Moses took the tabernacle and pitched it outside the
camp, afar off from the camp....”) How
much less can He dwell within one who sins?
How is it that so many boldly declare they preach nothing but the Bible,
yet preach so contrary to it? With their hearts and with their lips (for
lips represent the heart), they preach another Jesus and another Bible.
They use Romans 7 as an excuse, claiming Paul lived his entire earthly
life sinning, unable to do otherwise. However, Romans 7 continues to
Romans 8, describing deliverance from sin, so that man is without excuse.
The provision is there to secure total victory:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the
But the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me
the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-2 MKJV).
The blood of the spotless Lamb is all powerful, doing a perfect work.
We defile perfectly, but His blood perfectly cleanses us from all unrighteousness:
“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship
with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from
all sin” 1 John 1:7 MKJV).
“But the Law entered so that the offense might abound. But where
sin abounded, grace did much more abound, so that as sin has reigned
to death, even so grace [the power to overcome sin] might
righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans
The righteous rejoice that they are freed from the power of sin, but
the wicked who claim His salvation rejoice that they are now free to
Is this “sinless perfection” we preach? Perhaps, but if
so, we do declare it’s by His virtue and work, and none of our
“For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves,
it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we
are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God
has before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10
If we are His workmanship, doesn’t He do just a little more than
a whitewash with those He saves, or does He do no differently than the
Pharisees, whom He calls “whitewashed sepulchers”?
As for those who have come to believe in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
yet struggle with sin - don’t give up. There is a time of being
tutored by the Law, learning that it is good and we are evil. There is
a time of reaping as we have sown. There comes a time, however, when
we receive grace through Christ to live without sin:
“For we yet being without strength, in due time Christ died for
the ungodly” (Romans 5:6 MKJV).
Some of the confusion in this topic arises from what is sin and what
is not. Some people teach that things are sin, but they aren’t,
and teach that other things aren’t sin, but they are. We’re
not speaking of the infirmity of the flesh now - we all have that - but
of willful sin.
Those who are the Lord’s, and choose to remain His, will not and
do not willfully sin. They may have trouble in the flesh against their
own wills, but with the mind they do indeed serve the Law of God and
seek after righteousness and holiness, without which they won’t
As the Groom is without spot or blemish, so must be His Bride, Who happens
to be none other than His own Body, even as the Scriptures declare. Tell
me, does He sin in His Body?
1 John 3:4-10 MKJV
(4) Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, for sin is
(5) And you know that He was revealed that He might take away our sins,
and in Him is no sin.
(6) Everyone who abides in Him does not sin. Everyone who sins has not
seen Him nor known Him.
(7) Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does righteousness
is righteous, even as that One is righteous.
(8) He who practices sin is of the Devil, for the Devil sins
from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was revealed, that He might
undo the works of the Devil.
(9) Everyone who has been born of God does not commit sin, because His
seed remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
(10) In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the
Devil: everyone not practicing righteousness is not of God, also he who
does not love his brother.
Then there’s the foolish notion that a physical death, the ultimate
consequence of sin, will end all our troubles of sinning. Death doesn’t
bring victory; only Jesus Christ does, and He is LIFE, bringing victory
Says Hezekiah, King of Judah:
“For the grave cannot praise You, death cannot rejoice
they who go down into the pit cannot hope for Your truth. The living,
the living, he shall praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make
Your truth known to the sons” (Isaiah 38:18-19 MKJV).
As Paul says, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens
me” (Philippians 4:13).
If I can’t walk without sin, then just what does “all things” include,
and what is the point of casting ourselves on Christ, if walking without
sin is impossible?
Consider the alternative to this doctrine:
Isn’t it far better
for me to believe in my Omnipotent Savior for perfection in spirit, rather
than believe that I can’t attain to life without sin?
Read Obedience, Law
and Grace, Grace – The Reality, and Do Christians
Diabolical Doctrine 9) Nothing more is required
after conversion; Christ did it all
Is this a doctrine of devils? Oh yes. It sounds so glorifying of the
Lord Jesus Christ, but it leaves people in death and Hell, persuaded
that nothing is required of them. Trusting that “Jesus did it all,” they
do nothing. But God sends strong delusion to those who don't have a love
of the truth, and they deserve their deception. God is never unrighteous,
and the condemned are never undeserving.
We’re called upon to yield our members to righteousness, to do
the work of God, believing and obeying, even as did Abraham and all other
saints throughout history, Biblical and otherwise.
We’re called upon to work out our own salvation with fear and
trembling (Philippians 2:12).
We must with much tribulation enter into the Kingdom of God (Acts 14:22).
We are to forsake all, take up our cross, and die, totally submitting
ourselves to Him.
“I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the
mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God...”
Is this an option? Certainly it’s treated that way, but what does
it go on to say?
“…which is your reasonable service” (Romans
Another translation puts it, “your spiritual worship.” In
other words, if you worship God, you will present your body a living
sacrifice and nothing less. An option? Only if you consider perishing
a viable alternative.
The Hebrews’ history was recorded for our sakes, so that we would
take note, fear, and obey, lest we behave irresponsibly with the treasure
committed to our trust.
1 Corinthians 10:5-12 MKJV
(5) But with many of them God was not well pleased, for they were scattered
in the wilderness.
(6) And these things were our examples, that we should not be lusters
after evil, as they also lusted.
(7) Nor should we be idolaters, even as some of them, as it is written: “The
people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”
(8) Nor let us commit fornication, as some of them fornicated, and twenty-three
thousand fell in one day.
(9) Nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted Him and were
destroyed by serpents.
(10) Nor murmur as some of them also murmured and were destroyed by the
(11) And all these things happened to them as examples; and it
is written for our warning on whom the ends of the world have come.
(12) So let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
“And you will be hated of all men for My Name's sake, but the
one who endures to the end shall be kept safe” (Matthew 10:22 MKJV).
Truly, those who teach this doctrine don’t practice it themselves.
They press others to join and attend a church, for example, lest the
presumed believers become prey to the Devil and his wolves. Those who
become church members are taught other requirements that aren’t
of God. Jesus said of these: “But in vain they worship Me, teaching
for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:9 MKJV).
This is the doctrine of religious hypocrites, who substitute their works
for the commandments of God and for the taking up of the cross. They
abhor and dismiss these necessities by saying, “Christ has done
it all.” Meanwhile they promote their own ways and doctrines as
requisites, without which no man can “buy or sell” among
them. They bar the door to the Lord for themselves and those who follow
We can’t leave the reader with excuse. He may curse us for making
him aware of these things; it would have been better never to have heard
if he doesn’t obey. But those who are unaware of the perversity
and deception of the doctrines of devils, yet seek salvation, will one
day thank and praise the Lord, for they will be made free by believing
Prison doors will swing open, chains will be broken, swill will be cast
away, light and fresh air will be enjoyed, and God will be real to those
worshipping Him in spirit and in truth. He will wash them in the Pure
Water of Truth, anoint them with costly and fragrant oil, and clothe
them in fine, glorious garments. The spirit will no longer mourn or languish,
but joyously soar to majestic heights forevermore.
Consider the alternative to this doctrine:
If I believe there’s
more than a one-step conversion, I’ll seek it out and strive for
the mastery, as did brother Paul, and God will richly reward me. If I
seek only His righteousness, how can I lose?
Read Repentance, The
Baptism in the Holy Spirit, The
Obedience, Iniquity, Law
and Grace, Grace – The
Reality, and So
You Want to Walk with Jesus.
Diabolical Doctrine 10) We’re
no longer under the Law, but under grace
An insidious doctrine this is indeed, because it speaks truth, just
as did Satan to some extent in the Garden of Eden and in the temptations
of Jesus in the wilderness. Truly, Satan’s lies can be recognized
only by consideration of all that proceeds out of the mouth of God, not
by Satan's words alone.
A false gospel says we’re no longer required to keep the Law,
that it’s done away, but Jesus says, “Think not that I have
come to destroy the Law or the prophets: I have not come to destroy but
to fulfill. For truly I say to you, ‘Till heaven and earth pass,
one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from the Law, till all be
fulfilled’” (Matthew 5:17-18).
Though Christ redeems us from the curse of the Law, it isn’t that
He does away with the Law, but that He does away with our inability to
keep the Law – the curse is on us, not on the Law or its requirement
of us. He gives us a new and godly nature to glorify it. The Law of God
cannot be done away. It is good and holy. It is a reflection of Him,
and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Salvation by faith isn’t about ridding ourselves of God’s
Law, but about ridding us of our lawlessness. It’s about receiving
the wherewith through Jesus Christ to establish His Law within.
“Do we then make the Law void through faith? Let it not be! But
we establish the Law” (Romans 3:31 MKJV).
Will you tell me you can go out and steal or kill or commit adultery
now that you’re a Christian? Now that you have come into God’s
government, His Kingdom, must we all seek protection from you under man's
government? Even unregenerate man knows better than to think your way.
In your “salvation,” deceived one, do you deem yourself to
be enlightened, now free from the Law of God?
So go fornicate, do crack, get drunk, beat your wife, cheat, and lie
to your neighbor - you’re no longer under the binding tyranny of
I see those mischievous and scornful expressions on the faces of the
self-righteous who think they’re God’s chosen. Suddenly, the flames
fly up in their faces, and I hear the scream of shock and pain. They’re
so confident they can escape the terrible judgment of God, when suddenly
it comes upon them, as in the days of Lot, as in the days of Noah, as
in the days of Zedekiah.
Christ came to establish His Law in our hearts, not to cover over our
Many quote the words, “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” as
though they themselves have vision, yet ask them to finish that verse
and it’s as though they’ve never heard the rest. Why? Because
the second portion isn’t important enough to get their attention
as they read; their hearts remain hateful of the Law.
The proverb continues, “…but he that keeps the Law, happy
is he” (Proverbs 29:18).
It’s a world of lawless professors of faith in the Lord Jesus
Christ we have today. (Still, we acknowledge that all good things must
be given to one by God’s grace.)
Consider the alternative to this devilish
doctrine: Wouldn’t it
be far better to live a godly life, knowing that “without holiness,
no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14), rather than presume
He lives it for me, independent of my participation? Is it not perilous
to presume to excuse myself from obedience to His Law?
Read Obedience, Law
and Grace, and Grace – The Reality.
Diabolical Doctrine 11) Rapture before the
Many harbor the hope that because they are Christians, God will translate
them from great tribulation and disaster, just as He saved Noah and Lot
in the judgments of their day. What a rude awakening awaits so many!
First of all, almost all who name the Name of Jesus Christ aren’t
Christians. That would eliminate most hopefuls, if there were such a
thing as physical rapture out of tribulation. But more to the point,
the preachers and believers who seek substantiation for the escapist
doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture have a tenuous foundation in the
Who can argue that God doesn’t deliver us out of trouble? He’s
done it for me many times. Yes, He’s faithful and, as the apostle
Paul declares, won’t allow us to be tempted beyond what we’re
able to bear, but will show us a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Yes, He delivered Noah, Lot, and many others. But on the other hand,
consider Job. Could things get much worse for anyone? Where was his rapture?
Then there are the suffering saints of Hebrews 11. While one group conquered
and had great exploits, the Scriptures plainly declare another category
of the faithful that didn’t escape tribulation:
Hebrews 11:36-40 MKJV
(36) And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings; yes, more,
of bonds and imprisonments.
(37) They were stoned, they were sawed in two, were tempted, were slain
with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being
destitute, afflicted, tormented.
(38) The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains
and dens and caves of the earth.
(39) And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, did
not receive the promise,
(40) for God had provided some better thing for us, that they should
not be made perfect without us.
Escapists may point out the words of the last verse as proof of the
rapture, what they consider the “some better thing.” But
the words don’t expressly promise escape from suffering. Consider
that about the time those words were written and thereafter, all the
apostles, but one, were martyred, one was exiled to Patmos, and many
believers suffered severe and horrific persecution at the hands of the
Jews and of the Roman Empire. Christians were imprisoned, tortured, fed
to the lions in amphitheaters full of mad and bloodthirsty spectators,
and oiled as live human lanterns to light up garden parties. The latter
will have ascended all right, but in a blaze of glory or martyrdom, not
in life-saving rapture.
The point is that God does according to His purposes, and not as we
may expect or desire. While some of His chosen are appointed to external
victory, others are appointed to death. How wise is it to count on escape?
How shall one rightly assume escape is guaranteed for true Christians?
In fact, is it not clear that persecutions and tribulations await true
In Matthew 24, Jesus gives His discourse on the events and their
sequence occurring in the last days. As you read verse by verse, you’ll
find no basis for a physical rapture out of trouble. As early as in the
9th verse, Jesus says, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted,
and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for My Name’s
sake.” Notice verse 13, however – “But he that endures
to the end, the same shall be saved.”
In verse 16, He speaks of fleeing, not flying. Then He says, in verses
19-21, “Woe to those with child... for then shall be great tribulation,
such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor
ever shall be.” Yes, it goes on to say that He will shorten those
days for the elect’s sake, but consider that, by then, many have
been afflicted and killed. Verse 25 basically says in the vernacular, “Don’t
say I didn’t tell you.” And nowhere does He say that only
unbelievers will suffer these things.
All these terrible things have happened in the Lord’s discourse,
and He has described no rapture. Then He says in verse 29, “Immediately
after the tribulation of those days....” If you aren’t willing
to believe Jesus Christ and what He has to say concerning this subject,
whom will you believe? The one who would tell you things you want to
hear? And if you don’t believe Jesus in this matter, do you believe
Him in any other?
Paul doesn’t contradict Jesus by what he says in 1 Corinthians
15, 1 Thessalonians 4, or anywhere else:
1 Corinthians 15:51-58 MKJV
(51) Behold, I speak a mystery to you; we shall not all fall asleep,
but we shall all be changed;
(52) in a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet. For a trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
all be changed.
(53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.
(54) But when this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and when this
mortal shall put on immortality, then will take place the word that is
written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.
(55) O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?”
(56) The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the Law.
(57) But thanks be to God Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus
(58) So that, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not without fruit
in the Lord.
Realize that those words apply to all saints, including Stephen, who
was stoned to death, the apostle James, who was beheaded, and all Christian
martyrs since. None of those escaped a violent death, but are nonetheless
benefactors of the promises Paul expressed.
Also, Paul asks, “And why are we also in danger every hour?” (1
Corinthians 15:30 MKJV)
It is apparent he wasn’t necessarily expecting a rapture out of
danger. Here’s another favorite passage of “rapturists”:
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 MKJV
(14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will
also bring with Him all those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.
(15) For we say this to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are
alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall not go before those
who are asleep.
(16) For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead
in Christ shall rise first.
(17) Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall ever
be with the Lord.
(18) Therefore comfort one another with these words.
There is nothing there to make us believe we will escape suffering and
martyrdom. Many are the teachers offering false hope, deceiving those
who shy away from the cross of Christ, encouraging them to read into
the Scriptures what they want to believe, but what isn’t there.
In my flesh, I would also prefer a literal, physical rapture away from
trouble. Didn’t David in Psalms express a similar wish?
“Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed
me. And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly
away, and be at rest” (Psalms 55:5-6).
Did God deliver him out of his problems? No. That’s right, the
answer is “No.” God delivered him in and through his problems.
And that’s the secret.
Many saints in times past have suffered terrible atrocities. Many prophets
of God were tortured and murdered. There were those of His whom the Lord
delivered, and others for whom He chose suffering. Truly, at one time
or another, every one of His people is called to suffer. Strengthen yourselves
in Him, therefore, and not in hope that may not be fulfilled as expected.
Consider the alternative to believing this
false hope doctrine: Isn’t
it better to prepare for the day of adversity than to believe in an escape
and be caught by surprise? If God should choose to spare us, wonderful!
We have lost nothing, but gained a godly preparation in which we say, “Not
my will, but Yours be done.”
Read The End of the World and Counterfeit
Diabolical Doctrine 12) You must
belong to, or go to, a church
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner
of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see
the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25 MKJV).
Lies rob, bind, blind, maim, enslave, slay, and destroy, and this one
certainly does all of these things.
To be sure, all believers need fellowship, one way or another, at one
time or another. But it is true fellowship they need, with true saints.
Yet God has set some aside even from true fellowship for a time, in order
to prepare them for the service to which He calls them. For now, however,
we’re not talking about true spiritual fellowship, but about the
fellowship that kills.
Those professing faith, who haven’t known the Lord, declare that
unless Christians belong to some nominal Christian church or organization,
they will inevitably grow cold in faith and perish. It is taught they
will fall prey to Satan, “who walks about as a roaring lion, seeking
whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). I say that for believers to
fellowship with those gone astray and doing their own thing is folly;
it is playing into the hands of the prince of this world. He loves carnal
fellowship, and the more spiritual it looks and feels, the more he loves
My wife and I have not attended a church as members or regular goers
since 1975 – for 37 years. In 1976, the Lord directly, specifically,
and categorically commanded us to come out of all church systems. He
led us out, informing us that His people in them were perishing in their
sins, iniquities, whoredoms, pleasures, superstitions, and idolatries.
They were suffering terribly, destroying themselves for lack of knowledge
and because of iniquity (not obeying His Law, doing their own thing).
The Lord informed us that all these formal Christian organizations were
unclean, and that His wrath was upon them for the many things they believed
and practised in His Name. He revealed that all these churches are, in
fact, the high places mentioned in the Old Testament. He said they were
the gates of Hell of which He spoke, saying they would not prevail against
the true Church of God.
He showed us that all these churches are the works of men, the paths
of the destroyer, and have nothing whatsoever to do with Him, except
that they take upon themselves His Name in vain, feigning faith and worship.
He informed us that the reason people belong to a church is because of
love of money; they serve mammon (self). For all those in these churches
that were His people, He painfully declared He was hurting badly.
We came out, obeying His command. From that time forward, He has been
with us in all faithfulness, discipline, instruction, revelation, in
great power, blessing, and glory.
He has called on me to bring the knowledge He has given us in our deliverance
to others who perish in the systems of religion. Along with my wife and
me, several of our believing companions have been out of these churches
and systems for decades. We also know that we are His Church, His Body.
Men teach this doctrine of formal church membership because they want
you there for them. Notice how important numbers, impressive buildings,
and fame are to the flesh. The leaders of these groups will take all
that you have, if they can, and enlist your services to build up their
works for fame, glory, wealth, and security's sake. It is all lust of
the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. God is nowhere there.
“But we feel God's presence,” they say. No, it isn’t
God's presence, but entertainment, emotion, and the effect of seducing
“But our pastor is so wonderful and sincere,” they say.
There were many wonderful and sincere people and pastors in Noah's day,
and they were all taken away in the Flood. Wonderfulness and sincerity
don’t cut it with God. Neither do an impressive knowledge of the
Scriptures, great showmanship, and oratory or organizational skills.
These things are all tools in the hands of Satan, who comes as an angel
of light, his servants as ministers of righteousness, to deceive and
We who have “come out from among them” (2 Corinthians 6:17)
are God's Church, 24/7. We became members of His Church when we received
His Spirit and were baptized into His Body by the Spirit of God:
“For also by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether
Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free, even all were made to drink into
one Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:13 MKJV).
We have come “unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living
God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written
in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men
made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant” (Hebrews
We crave fellowship with God and the saints. That’s precisely
why we have come out. Christ lives in me, and I in Him. Is He not our
Savior and sufficient for all things? If spiritual health and welfare
depended on fellowship with other believers, then Noah couldn’t
have prevailed. Abraham wouldn’t have made it to be our father
of faith, being alone much of the time. Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses,
Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and so many others would have to be spiritual
goners or invalids because they were alone much of the time. Instead,
they were strong in the Lord.
John the Baptist was in the wilderness until his showing unto Israel.
The apostle John would have perished on the Isle of Patmos, assuming
he didn’t have others with him who believed. God took Saul of Tarsus
(Paul the apostle) off to the side for many years (Galatians 1). Who
did the eunuch "go to church with" after Philip ministered
to him (Acts 8)? Was Jesus a Pharisee, a Sadducee, an Essene, or a member
of any other sect (denomination)?
Hebrews 10:25 is the one and only verse I have heard used so many times
to defend this evil doctrine. The problem, as usual, is that it is misinterpreted
and misapplied by men building their own kingdoms and seeking earthly
It is not those having left the church systems in obedience to the Lord
who forsake the assembling together, but God's people who remain in the
gates of Hell and are like fish out of water, with equally disastrous
consequences. As it says:
2 Corinthians 6:15-18 MKJV
(15) And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does
a believer have with an unbeliever?
(16) And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you
are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell
in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall
be My people.”
(17) “Therefore come out from among them and be separated,” says
the Lord, “and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive
(18) and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,” says
the Lord Almighty.
“Therefore Jesus also, so that He might sanctify the people through
His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to
Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing
city, but we seek one to come” (Hebrews 13:12-14 MKJV).
Consider the alternative to this doctrine:
Follow the Lord outside the city, without the gate, away from the
their works. Meet God where He is, and forget trying to meet Him where
He is not. Consider that you’re in church for all the wrong reasons
- friendship, social benefits, sympathy, and attention - none of which
has anything to do with worshipping the Lord in spirit and truth (John
Read The Case for Coming
Out and Counterfeit
Christianity for exposure
of the false and The Church for evidence of the true. Also read Spiritual
Reality vs. Make-Believe, His
Watchmen Are Blind, False
Christianity Unmasked, Christ
vs. Christianity, and especially The
True Marks of a Cult.
Diabolical Doctrine 13) Sunday is the Sabbath
“For truly I say to you, Till the heaven and the earth pass away, not
one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled” (Matthew
All the Law of God is inviolable. Another way of saying what Jesus said is, “Till
gravity passes away, not one iota shall pass away from the Law, until all is
Have Heaven and earth passed away? So the Law of God hasn’t changed,
not by one jot or tittle. But men, to suit their fancies, have changed the
Commandment from, “Remember to keep the seventh day holy,” to, “Keep
the first day holy, and treat the seventh as the others.”
Listen, however, to what God says:
Exodus 20:8-11 BBE
(8) Keep in memory the Sabbath and let it be a holy day.
(9) On six days do all your work:
(10) But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on that day you
are to do no work, you or your son or your daughter, your man-servant or your
woman-servant, your cattle or the man from a strange country who is living
(11) For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and everything
in them, and He took His rest on the seventh day: for this reason the Lord
has given His blessing to the seventh day and made it holy.
Who is he that has the gall to oppose God and change His Law, contrary to
Him and the Scriptures? As it says of the lawless one: “He shall speak
great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most
High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his
hand until a time and times and the dividing of time...” (Daniel 7:25).
The Catholic Church boasts of its power and authority to change the Law of
God. Many of those who have broken away from Rome’s tyranny claim to
preach the Bible and only the Bible. Yet among several other Romish trappings
like infant baptism, the doctrine of eternal torment, the Trinitarian heresy,
and the observance of Mass, they continue in the blasphemous conduct of keeping
Sunday holy instead of the Sabbath.
Did you know the Roman emperor Constantine decreed that those keeping the
Sabbath of God and failing to observe Sunday as the day of rest and worship
should be executed? Did you know Constantine was a sun god worshipper to the
day of his death? It’s on record.
If you follow the Fourth Commandment of God, you have life. What and whose
commandment are you following by keeping Sunday? Shall you have life following
the law of a pagan ruler threatening death if you don’t obey him?
Hear what the apostles declared:
“And Peter and the apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God
rather than men” (Acts 5:29 MKJV).
Some point out that Paul says, “One man esteems one day above another:
another esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own
mind” (Romans 14:5). Notice, however, there’s no indication Paul
was speaking of the weekly Sabbath. Therefore, one can’t assume he was
teaching that keeping the Sabbath day was optional. We will find no allowance
for that notion if we believe the whole of Scriptural testimony and Paul’s
other words and doctrines.
Just a few chapters earlier, Paul said that “the Law is holy, and the
commandment holy, just and good” (Romans 7:12). He also said, “Do
we then make void the Law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the
Law” (Romans 3:31).
If some wish to think that one commandment was changed, they need to remind
themselves of the words of the Lord they presume to worship:
Matthew 5:17-19 MKJV
(17) Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have
not come to destroy but to fulfill.
(18) For truly I say to you, Till Heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot
or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled.
(19) Therefore whoever shall relax one of these commandments, the least, and
shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven.
But whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the
Kingdom of Heaven.
Not one jot or one tittle. Therefore, the argument that another day can be
named as the rest day, whether Sunday or any other, is contrary to the Lord
and His Law.
I prefer to be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven by teaching the keeping
of all of God’s Law. And we must remember James’ words:
“Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all” (James
Sunday-keeping as a religious law is evil, a decree of mortals contradicting
God Himself, yet presuming to be in His stead. Sunday-keeping as a matter of
innocent persuasion is not as serious. However, whether we break God's Law
deliberately or ignorantly, we bring judgment upon ourselves; we suffer consequences.
I’ve kept Sunday and the true Sabbath, Saturday. As real fruit is better
than the wax imitation, so God’s true Sabbath is much better than man’s.
But let’s remember that keeping an external day is by no means enough.
We must strive for the internal Sabbath, the Coming to the Seventh Day of Life,
wherein is true rest. You need to know there’s much more to the Sabbath
commandment than a physical day; all the keeping of a physical day won’t
avail if that “much more” isn’t obtained.
“For if [Joshua] had given them rest, then would he not afterward have
spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works,
as God did from His. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any
man fall after the same example of unbelief” (Hebrews 4:8-11).
Any objective seeker of truth will readily recognize that the arguments for
Sunday as the Sabbath aren’t substantiated by Scripture. God hasn’t
changed the Law; He hasn’t changed His nature; and He hasn’t changed
His mind about keeping holy the Sabbath day (seventh day).
Consider the alternative: If you die by disobeying
and you die by disobeying man’s commandment, which death would you rather
“And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the
body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you of
whom you shall fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has authority to cast
into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear Him” (Luke 12:4-5 MKJV).
The choice is yours.
Read in our section The Sabbath.