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The Grid: 5

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

The Grid of Man-Made Doctrines

UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH FROM THE SCRIPTURE

Part Five of a Five-Part Series

This walk with God comes from Him and has no origin within ourselves.  Of ourselves we are lost and despoiled by our depraved sin natures; there is nothing of salvation, godliness, or holiness that comes from our weak and fallen godless natures that in anyway pertains to our walk of faith.

1Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: 2Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:1-4 

Our faith, God’s grace, peace, eternal life and godliness originate and come to us through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ, knowing Him and being imbued with His divine power.   There is nothing that unrighteous fallen man, who is controlled by lust, can contribute to this life of faith in Jesus Christ.

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  John 3:3-7 

The flesh produces the works of the flesh, corruption, the Spirit produces that which is of God.

Faith in Christ is predicated upon the revelation of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, given to us in the Bible.

14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  2 Timothy 3:14-17 

20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:20-21 

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.  Isaiah 8:20 

It is important that we are careful about the translation of Scripture that we choose because there is much of the flesh that has permeated the pure Word of God during the past two centuries.  This has come about because fallen man in his wisdom has decided that God has not preserved His Word for us today and that “biblical scholars” must ferret out God’s Word from man’s words.  Besides negating the biblical doctrine of the preservation of the Scriptures, these fallen men rely upon deceptive manuscripts that were rejected by believers as being untrustworthy.

God has promised in the Scriptures to preserve His Word for us.

For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.  Psalms 100:5

For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 117:2

 89Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. 90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abides. 91They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.  Psalms 119:89-91

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endures forever. Psalms 119:160

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.   Matthew 24:35

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: But the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.  1 Peter 1:23-25  

The Lord has preserved His Word for us in the Received Text, the Greek manuscript which is based upon the Majority Texts, the plurality of all existing Greek manuscripts.  Those who hold to the Critical text do not believe that God has preserved the text of the Scriptures for us and they believe that “biblical scholars” discover and uncover the Scriptures.  They do not believe that we have the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God extant today.

While those who trust the Lord Jesus Christ and hold fast to His Word do believe that we have God’s Word abiding with us today in the Bible, the KJV, based upon the Received Text.  It is the only version that is taken from the Received Text.  Jesus had some very harsh words for the scholars of His day.

13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.   Matthew 23:13-15

The same evil religiosity that pervaded the land of Israel and opposed our Savior Jesus Christ is the same perversion of the truth that masquerades as faith in Christ today.

 The dependence upon fallen man to uncover the Scriptures, rather than trusting that God has preserved His Word for us has led to an all-out frontal attack upon the Bible through incorporating error within the modern versions that leads people astray and away from the centrality of Christ Jesus.  Just as the Pharisees, Sadducees and scribes conspired to destroy the Son of Man, so these same evil workers in modern garb set about to sabotage and undermine the work of the Spirit through His sword, which is the Word of God, the Bible.

These cohorts of Satan work overtime to build up and maintain their fleshly kingdoms leading untold millions to eternal damnation.   Opposing the true work of God, they perpetrate all manner of corruption and error that lead lost deceived souls to perdition.  The influx and abundance of false teaching can be directly correlated to the surge of apostate and corrupt modern versions of the Bible.  This is the direct cause of the embracing of sexual corruption and perversion within the visible church.  This deceitful grid of man over the Word of God breeds/spreads evil abroad.

The visible church is a haunt of every evil spirit and corruption.  The work of the flesh is at home within her walls.  The work of righteousness is considered a queer thing.  Those who are of God and filled with His Spirit, who point to Christ and His Holy Word are rejected as troublers of the church much as Ahab the wicked king of Israel slandered the prophet Elijah.

The only hope is to reject the lie and embrace the truth of God and come out from among these apostates.  If you do not quickly do this you will be subsumed into the end time apostate church that embraces the Antichrist as the one who is the answer to their prayers.

14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 

This is the call of Almighty God to turn to Him and away from sin and evil doers.   The ones who obey God in this command are His ekklesia, His true and beloved Bride, the ones who answer His call to come out from the deluded and deceived apostates who have embraced the lie because the love unrighteousness more than the truth.   May we with love for the Savior Jesus Christ, belief in His truth and faith in our Father follow our Lord to be obedient and set apart for His glory.


THE GRID

  1. The Grid – part one
  2. The Grid – part two
  3. The Grid – part three
  4. The Grid – part four
  5. The Grid – part five

by Eliza

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Originally posted at Holding Forth His Word: The Grid: 5

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The Grid: 4

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

The Grid of Man-Made Doctrines

UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH FROM THE SCRIPTURE

Part Four of a Five-Part Series

Jesus warned us about the results of the deception that would define the end times before His return.

9“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  10And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  11Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  12And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  13But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”  Matthew 24:9-13 

7“And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?  8I tell you that He will avenge them speedily.  Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”  Luke 18:7-8 

These verses paint a very bleak picture for the tenor of belief during these end times.  Those who are faithful will suffer persecution, many false prophets and false teachers will arise, lawlessness will abound, and as a result, many will lose their love for the Savior and for the brethren.  It will be so bad that Jesus Christ asked the rhetorical question, “Will the Son of Man really find faith on the earth when He comes back?”  One of the precipitating factors for these conditions is the loss of esteem for the Word of God.  We can catalogue the false doctrines that have led to the discounting of the Bible in the life of the believer.

Fallen man will always disparage the Bible, what else can he do?  There are those who have been embraced as believers who have actually led the attack upon the Scriptures from within the church.  Last post, we saw that Augustine not only spiritualized prophecy rejecting its true interpretation regarding the return of Jesus Christ, but he also placed the opinion of the church and councils over the Holy Scriptures and above the Holy Spirit’s work in revealing the truth to us from God’s Word.

During the Reformation, rather than rejecting this heretic, the heroes of this movement embraced this evil worker.  This movement continued apace to Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) who divorced faith in God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ from the Scriptures, and also helped to evolve the school of Higher Criticism which debases the Bible to be a mere work of man that can only be truly discovered and “revealed” by “biblical scholars”.

Based upon this attack upon the Word of God most “conservative evangelical pastors and scholars” do not believe in the providential preservation of God’s Word, and so believe that we do not have the inerrant Word of God extant today.  If you look at the doctrinal statement of the majority of “conservative evangelical” churches regarding the Word of God, the statement will say they believe the Bible to be the infallible, inspired, inerrant Word of God in the original manuscripts.  We do not have the original manuscripts so they are saying in essence that we do not have the Holy inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God.   And so to even know what the Word of God is, requires “biblical scholars” to uncover it from the available manuscripts.

Therefore, based upon these false assumptions, the logical assumption is that we can’t really know what God has said clearly mirroring Satan when he said to Eve:  “Has God indeed said…?”(Genesis 3:1), thus throwing off confidence in oracles of God.  This has brought in the distressingly destructive situation that we have today where vast numbers throw off studying the Scriptures and instead eat up myriads of books which promote unbelievably blasphemous heresy.  I would like to consider two of those destructive doctrines that are espoused and held dear by such people as Robert Schuller and Billy Graham.

Robert Schuller has taught for many years that our actual problem is we have low self-esteem and therefore Jesus Christ delivers us from low self-esteem and restores to us a proper positive view of ourselves.  I have personally seen the destructive results of this false doctrine in the life of a former family member.  Those who hold to such error consider their ideas, thoughts, and feelings as supreme in their lives and are so glad that Jesus Christ is there right alongside of them to support them in their quests for self-actualization.  They have no heart for humble belief and dependence upon Jesus Christ as He is revealed to us in the Scriptures nor do they desire to thankfully obey God’s Word.  These are the ones that Paul warned us about in the Scriptures in 2 Timothy 3:1-5

1But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  2For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power.  And from such people turn away!  2 Timothy 3:1-5

If we investigate what God’s Word has to say about our need for the Savior, we will see that He saves us from our sinful rebellion against the Lord God Almighty.  If we do not acknowledge ourselves as sinners we can never be saved and will only inherit eternal damnation for all of our efforts.

7But 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.  8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  10If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.  1 John 1:7-10 

This sin is not merely low self-esteem or mistakes, it is a willful wicked refusal to believe in and obey God

9What then?  Are we better than they?  Not at all.  For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.  10As it is written:  “There is none righteous, no not one; 11There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.  12They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is no one who does good, on, not one.”  13Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”,  The poison of asps is under their lips”, 14Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”  15Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16Destruction and misery are in their ways; 17And the way of peace they have not known.”  18There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3:9-18 

This is the condition of all of mankind.  Our great God and Savior sent His Son Jesus Christ to deliver us from sin and reconcile us to Himself for His glory.

4But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  Titus 3:4-7 

This is the only way for sinful people to be reconciled to our holy God, through faith in Jesus Christ.  Rejection of the doctrine of sin, leads to rejection of God’s solution.  Rejecting the doctrine of sin leaves the door open for all to be saved or the false doctrine of universalism.  Both Robert Schuller and Billy Graham embrace the false doctrine of universalism.

That Billy Graham has taught universalism, all the while paying lip service to the gospel, for decades is a matter of record.  In an interview in McCall’s magazine, January 1978, Graham stated that he no longer believed that pagans in other countries were going to hell and needed the gospel preached to them, he said there were other ways of saying yes to God.  He continued to express this belief in universalism in subsequent interviews with the most famous being his television interview with Robert Schuller in 1997, where he said,

“And that’s what God is doing today, He’s calling people out of the world for His name, WHETHER THEY COME FROM THE MUSLIM WORLD, OR THE BUDDHIST WORLD, OR THE CHRISTIAN WORLD OR THE NON-BELIEVING WORLD, THEY ARE MEMBERS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN CALLED BY GOD. THEY MAY NOT EVEN KNOW THE NAME OF JESUS but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don’t have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they’re going to be with us in heaven”.

The fact that not all will be saved, and that salvation is only through faith in Jesus Christ, through belief in His name, is clearly taught in the Scriptures does not deter those who preach and teach universalism.  They have rejected the Bible as being the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God and elevate their mere opinion as the truth.  However, this is what Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:13-14 & 21-23. 

Matthew 7:13-14 & 21-23 13“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.  14Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.  Matthew 7:13-14

 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord’, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?  23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Matthew 7:21-23 

Jesus warns us not to be deceived thinking that we are saved and know Him, when in reality we are lost and bound for destruction. If those who claim to know Him are rejected, how much more so are those who do not believe in His name.   Notice that faith includes obedience to His Father; what is the will of the Father?

And this is His commandment:  that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.  1 John 3:23

3We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 5which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 6since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  9These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.  2 Thessalonians 1:3-10 

We are commanded to believe in Jesus Christ, putting our faith in His gospel of salvation.  Love for our brethren and joyful anticipation of Christ’s return are the hallmark of our faith.  We will and do suffer persecution from those who disobey the gospel because we are not of this world.  Unbelievers can only expect the righteous judgment of God upon them for eternity because they do not know God and reject the gospel of Jesus Christ.  There isn’t an escape clause for unbelievers, and God does not wink at the wicked allowing them into heaven through a backdoor.  Beloved brethren, these false doctrines are the direct result of the devaluation and dismissing of God’s Word, the Bible.

If you would like to do a more thorough study into the attack upon the Bible that has caused so many leaders in the visible church to reject the biblical doctrine of the preservation of God’s Word then please click the link below for excellent and informative teaching about this destructive doctrine.  God bless you as you stand true for the Lord and hold fast to His Word, the Bible.

 

http://www.teachingtheword.org/apps/articles/default.asp?blogid=6433&view=post&articleid=78017&fldKeywords=&fldAuthor=&fldTopic=0


THE GRID

  1. The Grid – part one
  2. The Grid – part two
  3. The Grid – part three
  4. The Grid – part four
  5. The Grid – part five

by Eliza

image: End Times Prophecy Report/Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Originally posted at Holding Forth His Word: The Grid: 4

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The Grid: 3

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

The Grid of Man-Made Doctrines

UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH FROM THE SCRIPTURE

Part Three of a Five-Part Series

Jesus warned us about tares within the church during this time before He returns.

24Another parable He put forth to them, saying:  “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.  27So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field?  How then does it have tares?  28“He said, to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’  The servants said to him, ‘do you want us then to go and gather them up?’  29“But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.  30Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”  Matthew 13:24-30 

At the request of His disciples, Jesus gives us the explanation of this parable in the following verses of Matthew chapter 13.

36Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house.  And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”  37He answered and said to them:  “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.  38The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.  39The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.  40Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.  41The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire.  There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.  43Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!  Matthew 13:36-43 

The last line of this parable in Matthew 13:43 indicates how important it is for us to know the truth Jesus has taught us in the parable of the tares.

We will always have false brethren and false teachers within the church until Jesus Christ returns and sets up His visible kingdom upon this earth.  Knowing this truth, what should our response be to those who are false?  First we must recognize that false brethren are dangerous to our well-being.  Paul included false brethren in the list of perils that he constantly faced in

2 Corinthians 11:26…in perils among false brethren.

Since they are dangerous, Paul also tells us how to deal with false brethren throughout his epistles.  In Romans chapter 16 he writes:

Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them.  Romans 16:17

Paul gives us more counsel for dealing with false brethren in

2 Thessalonians 3:6, But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.  He exhorts Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:3-5

3If 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, 4he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.  From such withdraw yourself.   Paul gives further instructions in 2 Timothy regarding false brethren:  1But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  2For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power.  And from such turn away!  2 Timothy 3:1-5 & 2Preach the word!  Be ready in season and out of season.  Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.  3For 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; 4and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.  5But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  2 Timothy 4:2-5 

We should carefully watch the doctrine and behavior of those who claim to know Jesus Christ, especially those who are in leadership.  If they are propagating error then we must turn away from them!  If a whole assembly is engaged in following error then we must reject them.  We must know the Word of God and as led by the Holy Spirit share the truth with those who are false,but not count them as brethren, but those who need to be converted to the truth!  Sometimes it will be very painful for us to come out from among them and touch not the unclean thing!

  But our heavenly Father speaking through His chosen vessel Paul not only warns us to avoid these false brethren and false teachers, He also commands us to expose and refute their error not only by the example he gives through exposing and refuting error in his epistles but also in the following verses:

7For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent not greedy for money, 8but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, 9holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.  10For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.  Titus 1:7-11  5For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.  6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.  7Therefore do not be partakers with them.  8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.  11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.  13But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light for whatever makes manifest is light. 

As we warn against and expose those who are false through the light of God’s Word, we make manifest their wicked lies and lives, and point their victims of falsehood to the truth, God’s Word, which is able to make them wise for salvation.  We must point out the error by holding it up to the light of God’s Word showing what the truth says, which then exposes and corrects the untruth.   We must always keep in mind that Jesus Christ told us in His parable these false brethren are planted by the devil and are busy doing his bidding.

As taught to us in Titus 1;7-11, it is a special charge given to the leadership in the church  to know the Word of God and to expose error, silencing those who spread falsehood, upsetting the faith of many.  I used to wonder why so many within church leadership were careless about exposing error, and did not set about that work evenly, but showed favoritism towards many false teachers.  Then it became clear to me that they have their own pet doctrines that they uphold which they have received from others who listened to and taught what their favorite false teacher had to say.

There is one false teacher in particular who has done much damage to the church and has been responsible for the divisions that we see extant throughout the visible church.  This false teacher’s followers are virulent and ready at all costs to silence those who hold fast to the truth.  History attests to the fact that this false teacher’s adherents have murdered many who were faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

This heretic has taught the following false doctrines in the name of Jesus Christ:  persecution of believers, a-millennialism through spiritualizing prophecy, sacraments as a means of saving grace, infant baptism, that Mary did not sin, promoted her worship and that she played a vital role in salvation, purgatory, celibacy for priests, exalted the authority of the church over the revealed Word of God, believed church councils gave the true interpretation of Scripture, interpreted the first few chapters of Genesis figuratively, taught apostolic succession from Peter, was the progenitor of limited atonement and irresistible grace.

Protestants should be shaking their heads at all of the false doctrine this divisive doctor taught, seeing that many of these errors lie as the foundation of the Catholic Church, but many will wonder that limited atonement and irresistible grace are false.

1Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you-unless you believed in vain.  3For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received:  that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, 4and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.  1 Corinthians 15:1-5 

There are preachers who confound the simple message of the gospel with the sovereign work of God in the salvation of sinners so that they overthrow the faith of some because they have believed the gospel but are not sure they are chosen.  What does Paul say above?  It is belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ that saves the sinner.  How that is worked out by the sovereign election of God we don’t know, but sinners saved by grace are saved through faith in Jesus Christ Who died on the cross that their sins should be forgiven and rose again from the dead so that they should have eternal life.

The gospel is simple and yet profound.  By simple, God-given faith we believe the gospel so that our sins are forgiven and we are children of God; by God’s sovereign grace we are saved and kept for eternity.  Calling the sovereign work of God in the salvation of sinners the gospel is confusing, confounding, and impedes the work of Christ in the salvation of sinners.  We are saved through belief in the gospel, through faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ.

1My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin.  And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  2And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.  1 John 2:1-2 

15This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief…3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  5For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time…1 Timothy 1:15 & 2:3-6 16“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  17For God did not sent His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  18He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  John 3:16-18 

Those who shriek that Christ’s atonement is limited and condemn those who do not hold to this false doctrine as unbelievers, and who say that the call is not freely and genuinely offered to all are denying the Scriptures.  They are making a mockery of the free gift of eternal life that God has promised to all who heed the commandment to repent and believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ.

“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.  He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”  Acts 17:30-31

God’s judgment is against all, so the gift of eternal life is offered to all who will believe.  We are called to believe that God’s work in the life of a sinner is sovereign and yet His grace through the gospel is also freely offered to all.  Are we commanded to explain how they work together?  No!

1And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:  2“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3and sent out his servant to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready.  Come to the wedding.’”  5“But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.  6And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.  7But when the king heard about it, he was furious.  And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.  8Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.  9Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’  10“So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good.  And the wedding hall was filled with guests.  11”But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.  12“So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’  And he was speechless.  13“Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’  14“For many are called, but few are chosen.”  Matthew 22:1-14

What is the name of the false teacher who placed such a grid over the Scriptures as to be claimed by the Catholic Church as their father, and who also led astray John Calvin through his errant doctrine?  That person is Augustine (there are innumerable quotes of Augustine in Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion and he constantly confessed his debt to Augustine in his tome).  He is the father of much error within the visible church.  If a leader in the church will not hold Augustine accountable for his error, and refute him, then he will approvingly quote and promote any manner of falsehood and any false teacher.  Beloved brethren we are called to live by one Book only, and that Book is the Bible, the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God.  Reject what is false, hold fast to the truth.

21Test all things: hold fast what is good.  22Abstain from every form of evil.  1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

To read more about the negative impact the early “church fathers” have had on biblical Christianity click the following link:

http://www.wayoflife.org/database/church_fathers_a_door_to_rome.html


THE GRID

  1. The Grid – part one
  2. The Grid – part two
  3. The Grid – part three
  4. The Grid – part four
  5. The Grid – part five

by Eliza

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Originally posted at Holding Forth His Word: The Grid: 3

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The Grid: 2

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

The Grid of Man-Made Doctrines

UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH FROM THE SCRIPTURE

Part Two of a Five-Part Series

This series of posts will center on the grid of man-made doctrine placed over Holy Writ and how that turns the truth into a lie.  As there are a large number of denominations, so there are many perversions of the truth of the Word of God.  This series will look at these perversions and compare them with Scripture to refute them.  Just as teaching about the return of Christ is given a tepid reception, this series will also ruffle the feathers of many professed believers.  However, we must keep the mission of Jesus Christ in mind which can be summed up by three quotes

Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”  Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king.  For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.  Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37 “Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth?  I tell you, not at all, but rather division.  For from now on five in one house will be divided:  three against two, and two against three.” Luke 12:51-52  “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth, I did not come to bring peace but a sword.  For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Matthew 10:34-35 

The truth of God’s Word does not bring unity with those who reject it, but rather severe division.  There will be unity among those who receive the truth, because they are of God, but those who hold fast to the truth will find they are divided from those who reject the truth.  In this post I will look at the perversions within Protestantism because it did not entirely throw off the false teaching of the Catholic Church and so they are in the process of returning to their Mother.

The Protestant Reformation never really severed ties with the Catholic Church.  Historically and physically, they did, but doctrinally they didn’t.  They kept doctrines intact that result in works driven justification, just like the Catholic Church.

The fact that they never fully rejected the false teaching of the Catholic Church discloses why there is a move to return to the Catholic Church.

Just like the faulty input for the 1999 Mars Climate Orbiter which used pound-second  units instead of Newton-second units as its software input for thrust, resulted in the trajectory for entry into the Martian atmosphere being much lower than allowable, and the probe disintegrated, holding false teaching will result in our demise.  Just as concerns about the unit discrepancies were brushed off by “experts” and NASA lost a $125 million piece of hardware due to the fact that 1 Newton-second = 0.224808 pound-second. Those who point out error are dismissed by those on their way to hell.  The fact that there was a 78% discrepancy for the final calculation was enough to bring about the destruction of the Mars probe.

Likewise, those who hold to the error propagated by the Catholic Church, no matter how seemingly minor, will experience eternal destruction because what they teach and believe contradicts the clear teaching of the Scriptures.

One such doctrine that has no Scriptural basis but originates with the Catholic Church is infant baptism.  There is no example of an infant being baptized in the Scripture nor is there the command to baptize infants.  The justification that churches which practice infant baptism use is identifying infant baptism as a covenant sign from the Lord just like circumcision.  But Paul states that circumcision profits nothing and that those who look to circumcision for justification are condemned to keep the whole law.

2Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.  3And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.  4You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.  Galatians 5:2-4 & 15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.  Galatians 6:15 

Why would our God and Father link an ordinance that symbolizes the work that Jesus Christ has accomplished for us through His death and resurrection, and which pictures our turning from sin to Him (baptism), to a work that leads us to law keeping for justification?   The law reveals our sin and is meant to lead us to Christ through Whom we refrain from any work or effort to establish our own justification.

21Is the law then against the promises of God?  Certainly not!  For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. 22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.  23But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed.  24Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  25But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  27For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  Galatians 3:21-26

So the law brings us to Christ because we see our need of a Savior and by placing our faith in Jesus Christ we are justified.  We become the children of God through faith in Christ and put on Christ Jesus when we are placed in Him through our faith in Him and His work for us.

21For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  2 Corinthians 5:21 

The Lord God is not going to have a religious ritual that is identified with works righteousness be symbolized by the ordinance of baptism which represents Christ’s obedient work on our behalf which then results in the righteousness that comes from faith.

Now one of Protestant’s favorite fathers goes into great lengths to justify infant baptism.  John Calvin allots a whole chapter in his Institutes of the Christian Religion to the subject of infant baptism.  In the section headed 9. The blessing of infant baptism Calvin writes this:

Accordingly, let those who embrace the promise that God’s mercy is to be extended to their children

deem it their duty to offer them to the church to be sealed by the symbol of mercy, and thereby to

arouse themselves to a surer confidence, because they see with their very eyes the covenant of the

Lord engraved upon the bodies of their children.  On the other hand, the children receive some

benefit from their baptism:  being engrafted into the body of the church, they are somewhat more

commended to the other members.  Then, when they have grown up, they are greatly spurred to an

earnest zeal for worshiping God, by whom they were received as children through a solemn symbol

of adoption before they were old enough to recognize Him as Father.  Finally, we ought to be greatly

afraid of that threat, that God will wreak vengeance upon any man who disdains to mark his child

with the symbol of the covenant; for by such contempt the proffered grace is refused, and, as it were,

foresworn.

Calvin is making this all up.  He has no Scriptural basis for what he is commanding parents do for their children under the penalty of disowning the faith if they don’t comply and the proffered blessing of seeing the grown children become worshipers of God because of their infant baptism.  In actuality, it is the other way around, those who baptize their children as infants presuming upon the grace of God that their children are then sealed and adopted by God at that point believe in a works righteousness salvation where they have assisted in this religious ritual that has saved their children.  What does God’s Word say?

12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:  13who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  John 1:12-13

These verses say the exact opposite of what Calvin said.  When an individual believes in God’s Son Jesus Christ and believes that He died on the cross for their sins and rose again from the dead for their justification, then God gives them the right to become His children.  Baptism of infants is a work of the flesh that insists that the birthright of the child gives them a special standing with God based upon the decision of a man.  This is a man-made grid of doctrine that is leading many astray and to hell.  Church rolls are filled with apostates who were baptized as infants.

Most of the Protestant denominations practice infant baptism:  Anglicans, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Nazarenes, United Church of Christ, Moravian Church, Metropolitan Community Church, Wesleyans, Episcopalians, and Reformed churches.  Most of these denominations are apostate, and few churches within these denominations hold to the truth of the Scriptures.

There is a movement for reconciliation between the Pope and the Anglican and Lutheran church.  Most of the denominations do not care about sin as defined in the Scriptures and those that do, such as the Presbyterian Church, to a large degree have embraced the works righteousness false doctrine.  This is what happens when a little leaven leavens the whole lump: apostasy.  (Galatians 5:9)  By refusing to reject the false teaching of infant baptism, the Protestant church ensured its doom. Jjust like the engineers who worked on the 1999 Mars Climate Orbiter, being off just a little resulted in complete destruction.

Let us throw off the works of the flesh and refuse to accept anything that is reasoned out from the unregenerate mind of man without Scriptural support so that we are not led to our own doom.  God bless you through His Son Jesus Christ as you strive to stay true to Him.


THE GRID

  1. The Grid – part one
  2. The Grid – part two
  3. The Grid – part three
  4. The Grid – part four
  5. The Grid – part five

by Eliza

image: End Times Prophecy Report/Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Originally posted at Holding Forth His Word: The Grid: 2

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The Grid

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

THE GRID of man-made doctrines placed over the Word of God = infirmity and death.

UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH FROM THE SCRIPTURE

When a man-made grid of doctrine is placed over the Word of God it causes what should be health and life to become infirmity and death.  These grids come from unregenerate men who approach the Word of God with intellectual pride and worldly wisdom.  Being devoid of the Holy Spirit, they cannot rightly divide the Word of truth and they bring forth teaching that is unfit for consumption.

Many can accept what I am declaring here as true, but many will not realize that their favorite preacher/teacher uses one of many common man-made grids placed over the Bible as they study it and then disperse their twisted exegesis for consumption.    Many are being led astray through this almost universal practice the legions of preachers, pastors, teachers, expositors employ.

Here are some important and precious truths to keep in mind as we study the Scriptures for ourselves.  First and foremost, the Word of God is a spiritual book and only those who have the Holy Spirit indwelling them can understand the truth from the Scripture.

1And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.  2For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  3I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.  4And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 

6However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.  7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  

9But as it is written:  “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”  10But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.  For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.  11For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him?  Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.  12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 

13These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  14But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  15But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.  16For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”  But we have the mind of Christ.  1 Corinthians 2:1-16

From verses 1-5 of this passage I love how Paul demolishes those who come before a congregation with elegance and man-driven erudition, speaking in fine and lofty verbiage but never simply and lovingly sharing the heart of the Bible, the gospel of Jesus Christ.   Or if they do share the gospel, it is so corrupted by the grid that it falls to the ground impotent and worthless, only confining those who hear to God’s just judgment.

Like the legs of the lame that hang limp, Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.  Proverbs 26:7

These men bereft of the Holy Spirit cannot possibly know the truth of the Scriptures, because the Scriptures are spiritually discerned only by those who are born again through faith in Jesus Christ, and are filled with His Holy Spirit.

The injunction against proffering the Scriptures without the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the result of those who do so is given in 2 Peter.

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:19-21

Because the Word of God is directly from the Spirit of God, we must have the Holy Spirit to correctly interpret His Word.  We don’t get to come up with our own private interpretation.  The Word of God is rightly understood as the Holy Spirit leads us to understand it in its context, and then to understand the context from the whole of the Bible.  Much of the Scripture is discerned in that manner.  People get into trouble when they take the Scripture out of context, or they don’t compare the context that they are studying to the rest of Scripture, and the predicted result is multiplied numerous times.

1But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.  2And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.  

14Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless 15and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation-16as also our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.  17You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;  18but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory both now and forever.  Amen.  2 Peter 2:1-2 & 3: 14-18 

False teaching and twisting Scripture has become so common that finding those who just teach the Scriptures is almost impossible.  Those who follow false teachers are bound for destruction and are led away by the error of the wicked.  Our only hope is to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by studying the Scriptures for ourselves and relying upon Jesus and His glorious grace.

Referring back to the passage from 1 Corinthians chapter 2, Paul is referring to the Holy Spirit Who indwells all believers as the one Who reveals God’s Word to us.

12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.  13These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  14But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  15But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.  16For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”  But we have the mind of Christ.  1 Corinthians 2:12-16

We are not natural men and women, but those who have the Holy Spirit indwelling because we have believed the gospel of our salvation, that Jesus Christ died upon the cross for our sins and was resurrected from the dead and is coming again for us and to set up His kingdom upon this earth.  John confirms for us that we are taught by the Holy Spirit in both the Gospel of John and First John.

16“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”; 

26“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.”

13“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  14He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”  John 14:16-17; 14:26; & 16:13-14

John contrasts the truth of the genuine believer in Jesus Christ that he possess because of the indwelling Holy Spirit, to the lie of the false professor who has left the truth and has embraced his own vain imaginings as true in First John chapter two.

18Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.  19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.  20But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 21I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie if of the truth. 

22Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ?  He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.  23Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son as the Father also.  24Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning.  If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.  25And this is the promise that He has promised us-eternal life. 

26These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.  27But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.  1 John 2:18-17

The Holy Spirit teaches us all things concerning Jesus Christ from the Word of God, the Bible.  We are taught by the Holy Spirit, and He only reveals the truth to us, He never lies, He is called the Spirit of truth!  Those who rely on men to teach them the Bible, men devoid of the Spirit, are led astray to destruction.  The Holy Spirit anchors us in the truth of the Scriptures, and as we cling to Christ and His grace we are protected from those who would lead us astray by their man-made doctrines.  This is the first in a series looking at the man-made doctrines which are placed over the Bible and distort the precious Word of God into a lie.  There are many such man-made doctrines; I will try to highlight those that are the most popular and insidious at this time.  May God bless us through His Son Jesus Christ as we strive to believe and obey Him by His power and for His glory.


THE GRID

  1. The Grid – part one
  2. The Grid – part two
  3. The Grid – part three
  4. The Grid – part four
  5. The Grid – part five

by Eliza

image: End Times Prophecy Report/Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Originally posted at Holding Forth His Word: The Grid

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End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 9, 2014

End Times Prophecy Report Headlines: Bible prophecy in Today's headlines.

Bible prophecy in Today’s headlines.

End Times Prophecy Report
HEADLINES
July 9, 2014

CommentaryAnd OPINION

We’re late today: the power has been out since yesterday and only just came back on!

===INTERNATIONAL

ISRAEL: Rocket Attacks on Tel Aviv – We mentioned last week it looked like there was going to be another military sweep through Israel–looks like we’re right.  The media is preparing for it.

ISRAEL:Israel Strikes Gaz

GERMANY:Germany Takes Aim At Foreign Drivers With Car Toll

===NATIONAL

Feinstein is Right.  The CIA is out of control – Senator Pot calling the kettles of Central Intelligence black.  This Corporate Media piece opens up with a bit of truth however.

“We need spies. But it’s a devil’s bargain.”

GOP chooses Cleveland as site of 2016 convention

GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Mitt Romney will run in 2016 — and he’ll win – It’s hard to go anywhere these days where one doesn’t run into the hordes demanding that Mitt Romney run again in 2016.

===MISCELLANEOUS

Man dies in hot dog eating contest – Do any question why the Corporate Media covers Competitive Gluttony?

The 10 tallest buildings ever demolished – Most were in the USA.

Faith No Longer Needed in American Church: The Sight-Walkers

The States Where Atheists Technically Can’t Hold Office

This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps – Since “food stamps” is a ATM-like card with a magnetic strip (which is mailed from several national centers), the premise for this story is in the mind of the author–and the millions who believe that they have achieved the good life by pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps.

A bit of religion can be bad for marriage – A confused piece.

(VIDEO) The tiniest birthday party ever – It is a very tiny party.

Not Appointed for Wrath

In 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians Paul, led by the Holy Spirit, teaches about the Second Coming of Christ.  The Lord’s return is addressed from three different aspects.   Paul states without equivocation that Jesus Christ will return and that we will be gathered to Him in 2 Thessalonians when writing to reassure the Thessalonian believers that Christ had not yet returned.

Tractor Beam Created Using Water Waves – Science fiction becomes science fact?!?

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
Romans 1:16

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – (h/t:B)

Insane Clown Posse Loses FBI Lawsuit

A Simple Blood Test Could Soon Diagnose Alzheimers

To Stay Alive, Ants Dump Their Dead

Day of the Lord

Throughout the Scriptures the Day of the Lord refers to the visitation of God’s judgment upon His enemies.  This phrase can refer to local judgment, the judgment of God upon the nations that surround Israel, and even the nation of Israel.  The judgment of God poured out upon select nations during Old Testament times points to and portends the final Day of the Lord, when the Judge of all the earth will judge the world in righteousness and the people with His truth (Psalm 96:13).

I Didn’t Know I Was Working For A Christian Marketing Agency

Uncovering A Hidden Global Market In Human Flesh

===EARTHQUAKES/WEATHER/PESTILENCE

Tornadoes, Severe Thunderstorms Rip Through Northeast: At Least 4 Killed, Thousands Without Power

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

Oklahoma tops California in 2014 quakes

Forgotten Vials Of Smallpox Found In Storage Room

QUAKE: 7.1 offshore Chiapas Mexico

QUAKE: 3.2 Southern California

MEDIA NARRATIVES ALERT

“How can the reader know when the Corporate Media is lying to him (never mind the fact that the media is Satan’s Mouthpiece and Satan is the father of lies)?  One easy way to tell is the use of “Why” and “How” in the headlines of an article.  When the reader sees “Why?” or “How?” in the headline–occasionally “What” is used–that which follows will be a fairy tale, a narrative, a bedtime story spun by the media for the benefit of the media’s master.”  “Why” usually denotes an on-going narrative; “How” signifies a story line which explains past events.
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