False Shepherds give no warnings.

Jeremiah 23:16-40

16 Thus says the LORD of hosts:
“ Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you.
They make you worthless;
They speak a vision of their own heart,
Not from the mouth of the LORD.
17 They continually say to those who despise Me,
‘ The LORD has said, “You shall have peace”
’;

And to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say,
‘ No evil shall come upon you.’”

False Shepherd say to those who are walking in darkness and call themselves "christians" ; "No evil shall come upon you."  "They are just 'carnal Christians.'"    Making them 'feel' comfortable in their sin.  No need to repent as long as I know I shall "have peace."  This lie was propagated from the very beginning as the serpent told Eve,  "You will surely not die."  She and Adam did die that day, Spiritually.
18 For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD,
And has perceived and heard His word?
Who has marked His word and heard it?
19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury—
A violent whirlwind!
It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.
20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back
Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart.
In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.
21 “ I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran.
I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in My counsel, And had caused My people to hear My words, Then they would have turned them from their evil way And from the evil of their doings.

Note the False Shepherds do not stand in the counsel of God, they just repeat the things they have heard from other false shepherds. Copy and paste.  It is a whole lots easier than studying for myself.
23 “ Am I a God near at hand,” says the LORD,

“ And not a God afar off?
24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places,
So I shall not see him?” says the LORD;

“ Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.
25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, 27 who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.
28 “ The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream;
And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.
What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the LORD.
29 “ Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD,

“ And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
We do not like to think of God's Word being a Fire and a Hammer.  We like to think of it as wet water noodle. It might sting a little when we get hit by it, but it could never do any real damage.
30 “Therefore behold, am against the prophets,” says the LORD, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor.
Jer 23:30 NLT  “Therefore,” says the Lord, “I am against these prophets who steal messages from each other and claim they are from me.
(Copy and Paste)  Simply repeating the same things I have heard other "pastors" say.  Just because another "pastor" said it, doesn't make it Biblical.  Just because your denomination says it, doesn't mean it is God's Word.   The Bible says to, "Study to show yourself approved by God" not to copy as fast as you can.  They forget we have the Holy Spirit as our Teacher.  I feel sorry for the guy who does study and he is a part of a denomination who is not rightly dividing the word.  He, if he wants to stay employed in that denomination, must agree with their stance or lose his position as a pastor.  Some pastors find truth and are willing to leave the denomination in order to take a stand for truth.  It takes guts to do what you know to be right.  AW Tozer said,  "The Saint must walk alone."  If you are going to stand for Righteousness, Holiness, and Actually doing the Word of God and not just professing it; You will have people against you because they have been deceived into thinking that mental assent is the same as faith.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets,” says the LORD, “who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.’ 32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the LORD, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the LORD.
33 “So when these people or the prophet or the priest ask you, saying, ‘What is the oracle of the LORD?’ you shall then say to them, ‘What oracle?’ I will even forsake you,” says the LORD. 34 “And as for the prophet and the priest and the people who say, ‘The oracle of the LORD!’ I will even punish that man and his house. 35 Thus every one of you shall say to his neighbor, and every one to his brother, ‘What has the LORD answered?’ and, ‘What has the LORD spoken?’ 36 And the oracle of the LORD you shall mention no more. For every man’s word will be his oracle, for you have perverted the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God37 Thus you shall say to the prophet, ‘What has the LORD answered you?’ and, ‘What has the LORD spoken?’ 38 But since you say, ‘The oracle of the LORD!’ therefore thus says the LORD: ‘Because you say this word, “The oracle of the LORD!” and I have sent to you, saying, “Do not say, ‘The oracle of the LORD!’” 39 therefore behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you and forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and will cast you out of My presence. 40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.’”

What does God say about the False Teacher and those who would listen to them rather than listen to God's Words?

"I will even forsake you,” says the LORD"
"....you have perverted the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God."
"I, even I, will utterly forget you and forsake you"
"I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten."
James 3:1  "My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment."
Rev 22:19 "and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life..."   (OOPS, Apparently God did'n't know about Once Saved Always Saved)  OSAS)
Darryl, Why are you so hard on the False Teachers?  Shouldn't we show them love?


Carnal "Christians"


Carnal Christian? Invented to Explain why those that profess Christ live like the hell.

“Get rid of this bunkum about the ‘carnal Christian’. Forget it! If you’re carnal, you’re not saved.”
           ~Leonard Ravenhill~

“There’s only one proof of the Holy Ghost in your life and that’s a holy life”

           ~Leonard Ravenhill~

New page. "In their own words"


New Page Coming. “In their own words”

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A page where you can hear snippets of false teachers’ messages as they put down living a holy life and as they call those who desire to so so are called legalists. Listen as they redefine grace, faith and righteousness. Hear them in their own words as they negate Jesus words and make them meaningless. Listen to their sloppy grace messages that turn the grace of God into impotent grace and powerless to help us live Godly lives.  Listen as they try to convince us lukewarm and carnal are Christian.  Listen to them as they teach the opposite of Jesus Christ.   Listen and they tell us obedience to Jesus Christ is not necessary. We will hear them equate obedience to Jesus Christ as legalism.
We will hear them tell people not to make an “effort” to be obedient to God.
We will he them say, “Striving to be obedient to God is of the flesh.” We will hear them say, “Your good works are filthy rags.” We will hear them take scripture out of context to make their traditions of men sound like it is of God.

Matt 15:6″Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect…”
Your will be surprised by who is saying these things and what popular denominations teach contrary to Jesus.

Holiness - Our Goal


Quotes from the book

 
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Holiness is our goal, our destiny, our portion. It expresses the very essence of the nature and character of God and describe the highest level spirituality obtainable by man. Holiness is just plain wonderful. Certainly no genuine believer whatever argue with that, right?
Wrong! There are plenty of believers who recoil at “Holiness teaching,” finding it unscriptural and contrary to the Gospel. How can this be?
For some, it is a simple reaction of the flesh. They don’t want to be challenged. They don’t want to be shaken out of their comfort zone or call to take up their cross and deny their own wills and desires. They don’t want to be confronted with the high standards of God and would rather live in their snug shelter of self-justification then come out and hear the truth. They are like the rebellious Israelites of old who were unwilling to listen to the Lords instruction.
 They say to the seers,  ”See no more visions and and to the prophets,”Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the holy one of Israel!  Isaiah 30:12-17
For such people, the Holy One of Israel has a word: we can’t or else (see Isaiah 30:12-17)
But for other believers, rebellion, self-will, and love of the world are not the problems at all.  The problem for them is equate holiness with legalism, finding it binding and not beautiful. In their minds, it is a system based on fear and characterized by joyless judgmentalism, producing futility instead of freedom. They perceive the “holiness message” to be a man-made brand of religion governed by law and not love, a mere following of rules without relationship. That’s not holiness! Holiness is being like Jesus, in thought, word, and deed. As Samuel Lucas noted, “the essence of true holiness consists and conformity to the nature and will of God

I will thank You by living as I should.



To the natural man (unsaved) obedience is burden.  He might even call it legalism.  But notice David called obedience JOY in verse 2.  Jesus was obedient to the Father and notice what Hebrews 1:9 states:
You love justice and hate evil.
Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you,
pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”

This is why Jesus last commandment to His disciples was to
Matthew 28:19-20
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe (keep, follow, obey) all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.   Note: A Christian is to obey Jesus' commands, not Old Testament law.  A lot of teachers nowadays do not understand the difference and they equate being obedient to Jesus as "Keeping the Law."  Not so.  
   Under the New Covenant we are new creatures, and this is evident by our new desire to obey Jesus and His commands.

Go and make DISCIPLES


A Disciple is an Obedient Follower of the 
Lord Jesus Christ.
A disciple in the greek = Mathetes means more in the New Testament is more than a mere pupil or learner. It is an adherent who accepts the instruction given to him and makes it his rule of conduct.

~Spiros Zodhiates~


We must not just learn facts not just agree with those facts. 
We must do what HE HAS TAUGHT.  

Make it you way of life to do what Jesus has said.

The BEAUTY of Holiness


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Psalms 29:2
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The False Grace Gospel finds it hard to understand these words since they see Holiness as legalism and putting people under bondage. They don’t see anything beautiful about the word “holiness”. 
They see strife and struggling “trying to earn your way to heaven.”
      Do you think of obedience as a burden?  You may have succumb to false teaching.   Has your "pastor" implied obedience is not necessary for salvation?  My advice to you is to FLEE and find a real body of believers that loves God!  Don't let a false teacher dull your spiritual hearing.   The Holy Spirit  desires to make us HOLY.  

People to avoid

You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! (2 Timothy 3:1, 5 NLT)

People to avoid

You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! (2 Timothy 3:1, 5 NLT)

"Strange Doctrines" in the church?

Anyone who desires to lives godly live will suffer persecution from those who find it repulsive.   The persecution is expected from the world and those who don’t understand The Lord.   So disgusting, when those in the church call it a strange doctrine to say one must actually obey the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 7:21

True Disciples. (Christians)
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord! ’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.

Obedience is a nasty word to those false teachers who want the accolades of men.   After all, we would want a “carnal christian” to feel uncomfortable or listen to Peter exhortation to ” BE HOLY IN ALL YOUR CONDUCT.”. When one preaches about holiness it is called Legalism.  It is called, “Trying to earn your way to Heaven.” The modern false grace teaching church does not comprehend the things of God.   They are spoon fed by “pastors” who make the Word of God void and meaningless. The false shepherds only repeat things other “pastors” say. They refuse or just don’t know how to study the Word in context and look things up in the original language so the can understand what the author was trying to say. Obedience to Christ’s commands out of heart of love for Him is evidence the the Holy Spirit is at work in your life.

I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.” (Psalms 40:8 NLT)

These False Shepherds would call Jesus a “Legalist” as well.
1 John 3:7

Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

What a “Strange Doctrine” it is to actually do the things Jesus commands us.

What a “Strange Doctrine” it is for Jesus to actually say the obedience to His commands is to be our goal.
What a “Strange Doctrine” it is to say that a person who is living in sin is a “Christian.”
What a “Strange Doctrine” to repeat Peter’s words in Acts 5:32 that “God gives His Holy Spirit to THOSE WHO OBEY HIM.”
What a “Strange Doctrine” for God to say that He is angry with the Wicked everyday. Ps 7:11.
What a Strange Doctrine to actually see the Grace of God as ENABLING POWER to DO WHAT IS RIGHT, instead of just an excuse for sin.

Titus 2:11-15

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.
Rebuke the false shepherds who minimize God's calling on your life to be holy.

Jesus said’ “My sheep hear my voice and follow after Me.” Actually doing His commands. False shepherds would NEVER tell the flock they MUST DO THE THINGS JESUS SAID.
False Shepherds speak SMOOTH WORDS and try to make very one feel good.

Isaiah 30:10
“Don’t tell us what is right.
Tell us nice things.
Tell us lies.
Forget all this gloom.
Get off your narrow path.
Stop telling us about your
‘Holy One of Israel. ’”
(DON’T TELL US ABOUT A HOLY GOD!)
Jeremiah 12:6
Do not believe them,
Even though they speak smooth words to you.

John the Baptist and Jesus spoke differently.

Lukewarm is not Christian.


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Pastors try convince people the are followers of Christ even though they are lukewarm or carnal.
False Shepherds want large followings. They like to broaden the path to make all feel they are on it.

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him…”.



To say that a person who is walking in Darkness has faith towards God is deception. Nowhere in the Bible does God call someone a “Believer” who is practicing sin without regret or remorse. To say that a person is pleasing to God apart from faith towards God is deception. That’s Religion! Only an Abiding Relationship will cause you to enter the Kingdom of God. Man deceives himself into thinking he can have eternal life and do what he wants. He thinks he is “secure”, but deceived.
1Jn 2:29 “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.”
When salvation does not include repentance a person is deceived. God calls us to repent from sin. If a person does not hear this in the message of the gospel, they are not saved. They need to know the are saved from sin, not just the penalty of sin. The watered down false gospel does not explain this. Therefore we have people who want to continue in sin and call themselves Christians. They think it is ok to live in fornication because their “pastor” told them salvation is all about going to heaven instead of Jesus being The Lord of your life.
The question has to be asked, “What did they get saved from?”

Salvation includes repentance. (Turning from sin)
When we see evangelism in the New Testament we see it explained as turning away from sin and letting God RULE YOUR LIFE.
Nowadays the false gospel makes salvation al about going to heaven. (Not found in the bible)

Try to go back and explain this to a false believer and they will not receive it, because their “pastor” told them they were a Christian because the “Ask Jesus into their heart.” (Found nowhere in the bible.)
The GREATEST DANGER WE HAVE IN THE CHURCH TODAY IS CALLING PEOPLE “Christians” who are not CHRISTIANS.

Legalism?

The idea of living strictly as the Bible says has been branded as "legalism."   ~Robert D. Brimstead~
Then I guess Jesus was a legalist.


Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. (Psalm 128:1 )

The carnal, the lukewarm are spit out!
     Not blessed.

False invented doctrines

This "Carnal Christian" teaching was invented to accommodate all the supposed converts of modern evangelism. The non-lordship teachers had to have some explanation for the thousands and thousands of those who are products of an evangelism that leaves out Bible repentance from their evangelistic message. I am referring to those who make "decisions," walk aisles and make professions of being Christians, but their lives have never been changed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, they do not love what Christians love and hate what Christians hate. They act, think and live like non-Christians, but their teachers must have some explanation for their unchanged lives. Thus the unbiblical category "Carnal Christian" was invented by the non-lordship teachers.

Just in case you had any doubts. God is providing me work and having me meet many people here in Saguache. Thought the pace of life would be a little slower here, but not yet.   Been here almost 4 years and I have been busy.   would would have thought that a home remodeler would keep busy for 4 years with 1 square mile of land and 425 people.   :)

We are continuing to trust in His leading as we follow His commands and promises. Did you doubt God’s goodness? Shame on you.


Heb 10:35-36 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. We need endurance. how many times do we fail and quit too early before God moves on our behalf. They our faith remains small. Give God and opportunity to grow your faith.

False Doctrine of OSAS EXPOSED


The false doctrine of OSAS

Can you have Jesus as Savior and reject Him as Lord?
Can you obtain salvation without Jesus being The Lord of your life?
Can you lose your salvation? Makes for a great religion, but not found in the Bible!


Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple (a Christian)

Stop making the goats nervous!


For years I listened to pastors re-interpret Jesus’ words to make the meaningless. I’ve had “pastors” tell me “Jesus really didn’t mean it when He commanded us to Abide in Him. Jesus didn’t mean it when He said we must continue, remain, hold fast either, ‘So stop talking about these things “you make my goats nervous.” And surely Jesus didn’t mean it when He said, “If you deny Me, I’ll deny you.”

The sloppy grace message appeals to the goats. They have no desire to obey or submit to Jesus as Lord. They what a “savior” that will deliver them from hell, not not a LORD, they need to submit to day by day. This new gospel has nothing in common with Jesus’ message. He said, “If a man does not deny himself he cannot be my disciple.” This takes an ongoing effort on our part to strive to do this. It is not done for us, but we, in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, can be overcomers. Jesus said the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Jesus said, “STRIVE to enter the narrow gate.” The narrow path is a difficult one, that’s why few are one it. With the sloppy grace message even fewer will remain on it because it is difficult and their “pastor” told them no effort is need and if they do make an effort to “strive to be holy” they are just trying to earn their way to heaven. I think sometimes, those who are living a Righteous Godly life talk about it and those who are goats don’t want to be ashamed, so they must put down the Godly person, so they can feel good about their lukewarmness. They redefine Jesus words so as not to be convicted.

A W Tozer said, “May God deliver us from this easygoing, smooth, comfortable Christianity that never let’s the truth get a hold of us.”
We are raising a generation of lazy “christians” who think any effort to do the will of God is of the flesh and a lack of faith. Paul labored, and beat his body into subjection. The new false gospel of grace says, “God doesn’t care about our performance, just what Jesus did for us.”
AW Tozer said “To avoid the hard necessity of either obeying or rejecting the plain instructions of our Lord in the New Testament we take refuge in a liberal interpretation of them. We evangelicals also know how to avoid the sharp point of obedience by means of fine and intricate explanations. These are tailor-made for the flesh. They excuse disobedience, comfort carnality and make the words of Christ of none effect. And the essence of it all is that Christ simply could not have meant what He said. His teachings are accepted even theoretically only after they have been weakened by interpretation.”


The false doctrine of the Carnal Christian


The false teaching of the “Carnal Christian”

10 reasons why the false doctrine of the carnal Christian is unbiblical.
This heresy leads many people to think they are christians who ate not. No fruit, no changed life. No Holy Spirit. NO SALVATION.

1-The “Carnal Christian” teaching is primarily based on an erroneous interpretation of a single passage of Scripture (1 Cor. 3:1-4).
2- The “Carnal Christian” teaching perverts many other doctrines of the Christian faith.
3- The “Carnal Christian” teaching separates the two main doctrines of the Christian faith–justification and sanctification.
4- The “Carnal Christian” teaching separates the new covenant by making the act of submission to Christ optional–what God has joined together let no man or teaching put asunder.
5- The “Carnal Christian” teaching makes holiness, obedience and discipleship optional. See John 10:26-28; 14:21-23; 15:10; 1 Pet. 1:155,16; Heb. 12:14; Titus 2:10-14.
6- The “Carnal Christian” teaching breeds antinomianism and gives a false standard of what a Christian really is.
7- The “Carnal Christian” teaching is the mother of many of the second-work-of-grace errors.
8- The “Carnal Christian” teaching actually teaches two ways to heaven: one, the carnal-Christian way and two, the spiritual-Christian way–whichever your prefer.
9- The “Carnal Christian” teachers ignore the biblical distinction between the grounds of salvation and the grounds of assurance.
10- The “Carnal Christian” teaching breeds a false spirituality and Pharisaism in the so-called “spiritual Christians” who have measured up to some man-made standard of spirituality. There ought to be no professed “spiritual Christians,” much less “super-spiritual” ones! George Whitefield, a man who lived very close to his Savior, prayed all his days, “Let me begin to be a Christian.” And another Christian has truly said, “In the life of the most perfect Christian there is every day renewed occasion for self-abhorrence, for repentance, for renewed application to the blood of Christ, for application of the rekindling of the Holy Spirit.”

False doctrine always leads people to the broadest path leading to destruction. False teachers want to be all exclusive to have a large following. I notice Jesus always thinning out the false converts.
You can always tell there’s false teacher when they teach this heresy. They want to comfort carnality and they speak against those who talk about holiness. They call them legalistic. Teaching people to be obeient to Jesus’ commands is not legalism. These false teachers like to use the term that the other guy is “always taking things out of context. I challenge you to read Romans 8 and discern between carnal and spiritual. What is the end result of the carnal?

Warning to Disciples.


Among those who are called "Disciples" few will enter in.

Matthew 7:13-14
The Narrow Way
 “ Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

The Heresy of the Carnal Christian


The false teaching of the “Carnal Christian”

10 reasons why the false doctrine of the carnal Christian is unbiblical.
This heresy leads many people to think they are christians who ate not. No fruit, no changed life. No Holy Spirit. NO SALVATION.
















1-The “Carnal Christian” teaching is primarily based on an erroneous interpretation of a single passage of Scripture (1 Cor. 3:1-4).
2- The “Carnal Christian” teaching perverts many other doctrines of the Christian faith.
3- The “Carnal Christian” teaching separates the two main doctrines of the Christian faith–justification and sanctification.
4- The “Carnal Christian” teaching separates the new covenant by making the act of submission to Christ optional–what God has joined together let no man or teaching put asunder.
5- The “Carnal Christian” teaching makes holiness, obedience and discipleship optional. See John 10:26-28; 14:21-23; 15:10; 1 Pet. 1:155,16; Heb. 12:14; Titus 2:10-14.
6- The “Carnal Christian” teaching breeds antinomianism and gives a false standard of what a Christian really is.
7- The “Carnal Christian” teaching is the mother of many of the second-work-of-grace errors.
8- The “Carnal Christian” teaching actually teaches two ways to heaven: one, the carnal-Christian way and two, the spiritual-Christian way–whichever your prefer.
9- The “Carnal Christian” teachers ignore the biblical distinction between the grounds of salvation and the grounds of assurance.
10- The “Carnal Christian” teaching breeds a false spirituality and Pharisaism in the so-called “spiritual Christians” who have measured up to some man-made standard of spirituality. There ought to be no professed “spiritual Christians,” much less “super-spiritual” ones! George Whitefield, a man who lived very close to his Savior, prayed all his days, “Let me begin to be a Christian.” And another Christian has truly said, “In the life of the most perfect Christian there is every day renewed occasion for self-abhorrence, for repentance, for renewed application to the blood of Christ, for application of the rekindling of the Holy Spirit.”

False doctrine always leads people to the broadest path leading to destruction. False teachers want to be all exclusive to have a large following. I notice Jesus always thinning out the false converts.
You can always tell there’s false teacher when they teach this heresy. They want to comfort carnality and they speak against those who talk about holiness. They call them legalistic. Teaching people to be obeient to Jesus’ commands is not legalism. These false teachers like to use the term that the other guy is “always taking things out of context. I challenge you to read Romans 8 and discern between carnal and spiritual. What is the end result of the carnal?

God's Promises

The promises of God re for those who are having relationship with Him.
     Those who do not continue in the faith s God commands us too, have no promise of Heaven.

"...the doctrine which accords with godliness"

1 Timothy 6:3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,
1 Timothy 6:3 NLT Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life.

False Doctrine does not promote Holy Living. If fact it makes excuses for sinful living.

Paul tells Timothy that “wholesome teachings….Promote Goldy Living.” We see this quoted again in Titus 1:1 ”Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness” False Teaching leads people to be complacent towards sin and Not Fearful of a Holy God.

Missing from the pulpits of our day, is a pastor who will teach people to be Holy (To be Conformed to God’s Image.) More often than not, he will criticize those who stand for God’s Word and our calling to live Holy Lives. I have seen “pastors” call Godly men “legalistic” for speaking out against sin and Living Blameless Lives. These pastors ignore God’s calling to His people. It is a HOLY CALLING. (2 Tim 1:9 ”who (God) has saved us and called us with a holy calling…” Ephesians 1:4 ”…He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him…”

Do you feel challenged to live more Godly when you hear a message or do you feel content to live a Lukewarm life, enjoying (Putting up with) sin in your life? Does your pastor plead with you to “see sin as GREAT WICKEDNESS or does he say, “We are all just a bunch or sinners saved by grace.” We were a bunch of sinners, now we have grace to live our lives in a way that pleases Him—> Holy and Blameless. A lot of times we are told to, “Just enjoy the Lord and let Him love you.” You cannot enjoy a Holy God when you are in Rebellion against Him. John 14: 23 “….If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” Notice: Who is the person God loves? The one who is keeping His commandments. God defines what our love towards Him looks like– “Keeping His Commandments.”

Titus 2:11-12 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age …”

What does Paul tell Timothy and to do? How should he Respond to these false Teachers?
1 Timothy 6:3-6 ” If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, (Teachings that promote a Godly Life) ……… From such withdraw yourself.“


2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But know this, that in the last days …. For men will be lovers of themselves,……, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

Why would you stay in a place where you are given the imprssion it is “ok” to sin. “God’s Grace will cover it," we are told. Instead we should be hearing that God will give us Enabling Power to Overcome our sin and Do the Will of God. Many say, “God Commandments are His Enablements”, except for when it come to obeying God’s Word concerning sin. Then, all of a sudden God’s Grace becomes Powerless. ” …having a form of godliness but denying its power.” He cannot complete that which He started in you. His Grace is only for the forgiveness of sin and not for the Enabling to do Righteousness. They have a “Form of Godliness” that is not spoken of in the Bible. They think God sees you as “Godly” when you continue in sin.

1 Timothy 4:1 ” Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons”

Listen to what Paul tells Timothy about the Last Days we are living in.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 ”For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
Those days have arrived!
Again what is Paul’s advice to Timothy concerning these False Teachers.

” FROM SUCH PEOPLE TURN AWAY” / ”WITHDRAW YOURSELF”

Please Note: This is not Pastor Darryl telling anyone to leave a Church or Fellowship or Bible Study if there is a False Prophet in the pulpit. I would never do that. ;) This is Paul’s advise to Timothy. Take it for what it is worth.

Don’t allow yourself to be INFLUENCED BY THEM. We want to see Sin as “Great Wickedness before God”. We do not want to minimized it or the consequences of it.

Does the teachings you hear “promote a Godly Life” or ?


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A Watchman Warns

A Watchman Warns

Ezekiel 3:17-21 Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchmanfor the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
20 “Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.” Note: The word ”his” is not in the Hebrew here.. It is saying when a ‘righteous man turns from doing righteousness and practices evil, his past goodness will be forgotten. He will be as lost as the unrighteous.

We are called to WARN the Sinner and the Saint. The sinner, we warn to turn from his evil way and the saint, we warn not to turn back to evil, otherwise, ” he shall die (Die spiritually) in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered”. A Watchman warns of coming Destruction! He loves his people and does not want them to be destroyed.

This same Warning is repeated again in Ezekiel 18:21-28 and in Ezekiel 33:7-20

Ezekiel 18:21-28

21 “But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 22 None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. 23 Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord GOD, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live?
24 But when a righteous man turns away from - righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die.
25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? 26 When a righteous man turns away from - righteousness, commits (Practices) iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies. 27 Again, when a wickedman turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. 28 Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Notice again, this is talking about Spiritual death. This man will be in Hell if he dies in this rebellious state. It matters what state you are in when you die. Either in love with God or against God. It doesn’t matter what you “Professed” years before, but where you are the day you die.

The False Gospel does not warn those who are in rebellion to God to turn from their sin. It wants to make them comfortable in their sin. (Those who are in Rebellion are both those who professed to know God and have turned away from Him, and those who don’t know Him at all. Knowing God is having RELATIONSHIP with Him.)

If we are not HAVING RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM NOW, we do not have Eternal Life. John 17:3 Those who are not having relationship with the Lord now– “You will surely die.”

Abide with Him and you have Eternal Life. If you do not Abide you will SURELY DIE.

A person that knows God, is not sinless, but he is walking with God and allowing the Holy Spirit to Convict him and he repents daily as the Spirit directs him to. He wants (Hungers and Thirsts for) Righteousness in his own life because he know that it pleases God.

False Shepherds do not like to give warnings– More on that tomorrow.

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