Why The Churches Are Wrong About So Many Things
One of the most difficult things to do when destroying evil false doctrines of the church is to answer critics who contend that sheer numbers of supporters should be enough to validate those doctrines. They will claim that so many can't be wrong and so few can't be right. They will throw out names of theoligians and so called bible experts by the 100s. My response is generally that the bible expressly states "many called and few chosen". But they still fail to apply this truth to the world of theology and continue to believe that billions of Christians over 2000 years could be considered few. Let me just make one thing clear:
I don't claim to be of the chosen at this time. I don't believe anybody knows all there is and is right about every doctrinal belief. However, if something can be substantiated by numerous scriptures (God's sovereinty, salvation of all, spiritual blindness of the world) then I don't feel one bit self righteos by proclaiming it and denouncing heretical teachings against it. Now I'll admit, it hurts to say that the majority of church teachings are unscriptural and it hurts more to state that so many nice church goers have evil in their hearts for believing and teaching such a blasphamis concept as eternal hell. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not calling people "evil" who believe this. Many are freightened not to believe it. And many of these hell teachers do good works in this world and believe that they are saving people from a most terrifying afterlife. I get it, folks. But the eliment of evil comes from not seeking the truth of the real God of Love. Learning these wonderful truths can only happen if Christ calls you to them at this time. Now, on to what I wanted to show:
Of great importance is proving that man on his own cannot see spiritual things.
1 Cor. 2:14
But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
But God actually takes responsibility for the blindness of man.
And the Lord said unto him, who hath made man’s mouth? Or who maketh the dumb, or deaf or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the Lord?
Since this article is not about crushing the free will doctrine, I will move on to what the Bible says about the many in these last days (last 2000 years).
So, Who Are the False Prophets Today (for the last 2000 years)?
“Mystery Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth”
What do they do?
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: (Just listen to Joel Olstein sometime.)
Remember, this is spiritual language. Most of these false prophets probably believe that they are speaking truth but are not. And what is the spiritual Jew? This is a term for one who knows Christ for who He is and are Christ like.
Rev. 2:1, 2, 9
I know the Blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.
II Cor. 2:17
- For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ (KJ)
- For we are not, as the many, driving a petty trade with the word of God (New Trans., By J.B. Rotherham
- For we are not as the majority, who are peddling the word of God (Concordant Literal New Testament)
- For I seek not Profit by setting the word of God to sale (Conybeare)
What do the churches do? They seek prophet by peddling the word of God. The spiritual Jew does not.
Now let's be clear about something: These false prophets didn't move in recently. When does Paul say they will begin spewing false doctrine?
. . . . For I know this, that after my departing shall Grievous Wolves enter in among you, Not Sparing the Flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking Perverse Things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
This is similar to:
For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days: because you will do evil in the sight of the lord, to provoke Him to anger through the works of your hands.
When are the latter days?
Apparently sometime after the death of Mosses and Paul. (Wait, I thought churchians said that it was only in these last years when a very few stop believing in doctrines of the church, and begin teaching ridiculous doctrines such as “Christ will save all”).
1 Tim. 4:1-2
Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.
Is all of this talking about those today who leave the church?
Nope. This all began in the latter days 2000 years ago after Paul’s departure.
II Pet. 2:1-3
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies,. . . . And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. . .
II Tim. 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
II Tim. 4:2-4
. . . shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (The Church in Paul’s day had the truth)
Now, I've already said that these false prophets believe what they are teaching. Most will believe them right up until the day that they see Christ face to face.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not:
- Prophesied in Thy Name (atheists and pagans don’t do this)
- In They Name have cast out devils (atheists and pagans don’t do this)
- And in Thy Name done many wonderful works? (atheists and pagans do nothing in the name of Christ)
And then will I profess I never knew you: Depart from me you that work iniquity.
It says many. These many are not atheists or pagans. They are the very people that overrun the Earth with their many false doctrines, especially that damnable hell doctrine.
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means and My people love to have it so. . .
My people have been lost sheep: Their shepherds have caused them to go astray. . .
For many shall come in my name, saying, I (Jesus) am Christ, and shall deceive many. (Who are the many?)
And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown, but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.
Iv'e heard enough stories about people being ostrisized by their church when they speak out against false doctrines. They are often asked to leave.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.
What is the Great Whore? Is it the political systems of the world? Is it the atheists and pagans? It may be worth noting that this whore is female, just as the real Church of Christ is female. Could it be the false churches? Let's see.
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters (not some obscure group of people)
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (What do you think her stands for? It ain't the political systems or atheists.)
II Thes. 2:9,10,11,12
The coming of the lawless (the wild beast, I believe. He’s in all of us) one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
For false Christs (Which Christ do you believe in? The savior or the failure?) and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. (Benny Hinn comes to mind)
In scripture, the light of the moon represents the truth reflected by the church. Why in Revelations, does it say “the moon shall be turned to blood”?
What does God now think of Jerusalem?
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city (Jerusalem), which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
And why are we held accountable (not responsible) for our sins and deceptions in this life?
But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.
Again, it is difficult to point something so truthful out to so many good people. Living and believing lies for so long only to have your most cherished beliefs exposed must be difficult. Everyone I've spoken to that knows these truths used to belong to one or several different churches for many years. They were called out of the system by Christ (notice Rev. 18:2-4). While God's chosen are commanded to come out of "her", in actualality, they are dragged out of her. And don't feel obligated to send money to one of these institutions because:
A Little From Ray’s Tithing is Unscriptural in the New Covenant:
- Only Levite priests could collect tithes, and there are no Levite priests today.
- Only food products from the land were tithable (only land owners tithed).
- Money was never a titheable commodity. (Yes, they had money back then.)
- Christian converts were never asked to tithe anything to the Church.
- Tithing in the Church first appears centuries after completion of the Bible (by the Catholics, of course).
By the way, it was Caesar’s image on the coin and not God’s. God has no use for money.
Just wondering: Even if God commanded ten percent of my salary, just who would I give it to?
I leave you with this e-mail and reply of Ray Smith of bible-truths.com.
God bless you.
I have a tough question for you.
I would like to know prophetically/scripturally what is to be the end of Islam. What will be the end of those who continue to follow the Islamic faith?
I would also like to know prophetically/scripturally what will be the end of the Jews--those who continue to follow Judaism?
Please share your insight prophetically/scripturally.
Dear Pastor Rich,
Thank you for your email and questions.
Are you sure you want the Scriptural answer to your questions?
It is interesting that you picked Islam and Judaism to know their fate. I am curios as to why you didn't include Christianity in this list?
The Islamic faith bears no resemblance to the Teaching of Jesus Christ and the Apostles. There is but ONE NAME under heaven by which men MUST be saved, and that name is Jesus Christ. All those who reject Jesus Christ, He will reject them. Not for eternity, but in their first life. Islam is decidedly NOT the Faith of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Judaism is a totally corrupted version of the religion of the Old Testament Israelites. The Jews, likewise, as a nation, as a race, and as a religion, TOTALLY reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Jesus will, likewise, reject them. Not eternally, but in their first life.
Now then, Pastor, we have a far larger and far greater and far more evil religion extent in the world today than either Islam or Judaism. Gee, who could they be?
"And the woman [a woman is used symbolically to represent a church in Scripture] was clothed with purple and scarlet, and gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, brimming with ABOMINATIONS and the UNCLEANNESS of the PROSTITUTION of her and the earth. And on her forehead is written a name:
Babylon the Great
the mother of prostitutes
and the abominations
of the earth"
Now notice Rev. 18:4,
"And I hear another voice out of heaven, saying, 'Come out of her, My people, lest you should be joint participants of her sins, and lest you should be getting of her calamities, for her sins WERE PILED UP TO HEAVEN, and God remembers her injuries."
Do you see that God plead with "HIS PEOPLE" to come out of her? What great religious system of this earth is God pleading for His people to COME OUT OF? Islam? Judaism? Hinduism? Confucianism? Jehovah's Witnesses? Mormonism? Hardly.
"Hither! I shall be showing you the sentence of the GREAT PROSTITUTE who is sitting on MANY WATERS [peoples and nations], with whom the KINGS OF THE EARTH [this church is not off in a corner some place, she is consuming the very 'KINGS OF THE EARTH'], commit PROSTITUTION [spiritual idolatry], and those dwelling on the earth [that's a lot of people, Pastor, 'THOSE DWELLING ON THE EARTH'] are made DRUNK [spiritually] with the wine of her PROSTITUTION." (Rev. 17:1-2).
· What HUGE religion is blanketing the earth like no other religion in the history of the world?
· What religion teaches the most hideous and damnable false doctrines far worse than any pagan or heathen religion in the history of the world?
· Which religion teaches that Jesus Christ is NOT THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD, THAT HE WILL NOT SAVE SINNERS, THAT HIS MISSION WILL BE A FAILURE AND A SHAME, AND THAT HE WILL, IN FACT, THROW BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN AND BOYS AND GIRLS INTO A HELLHOLE OF FIRE AND BARBECUE MOST OF HUMANITY FOR ALL ETERNITY WITHOUT HOPE OR WITHOUT MERCY???
Now maybe you are beginning to see where God is going to lay much blame for the darkness of spiritual deception covering the world today.
Hope this helps your understanding a little better.
Thank God there is coming a white throne judgment and lake of purifying FIRE to cleanse the world of all the carnal-minded darkness that mankind has wallowed in for centuries.
May God continue to guide you into His perfect will for your life!
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