SBC and Evangelicals seekers shift toward mystical emergent church

SBC and Evangelicals seekers shift toward mystical emergent church

“Christian” leaders that appeared on the church platforms of Saddleback, Willow Creek, Crystal Cathedral and other mega churches told us that a “big shift” was coming in Christianity and it has. This shift has been from following the written word of God to following mystical beliefs. This will eventually split the Evangelicals and their largest denomination.

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and other Evangelicals are slowly but surely being led by the seeker friendly gurus toward embracing the postmodern relativistic mystical concepts and leaders of the Emergent Church Movement.

This danger is greater than the division in the ranks of the SBC some years ago when liberals had unduly influenced the SBC leadership. It then took Adrian Rogers and some other conservative leaders to save the denomination from the abyss. This time the division is more insidious because the deception is coming from once strong conservative Bible believing churches that suddenly and subtly are now shifting to conform to the views of the postmodern emergent “Christians” that believe that truth is relative and Eastern and Roman Catholic religious mysticism is knowledge that should be acquired by Evangelicals.

You cannot argue from the scripture with postmodern people because their thoughts and feelings and human rationalizations trump any sound doctrine arguments. In other words, they are the final authority on God or at least humans are. They have in effect made man God because only man can determine what is good and evil. They have fallen into the big lie and the trap of a Devil that they do not even believe in. The concept of any Devil or Hell is not rational to the emergent church. It is just primitive and harmful folklore.

Scripture is no longer the final authority for faith and practice to most that lead the Emergent Movement, and that is why true Christians will have to separate from them. The situation we find ourselves in within the Evangelical Movement happened before on a smaller scale in the Jesus Movement of the 70’s and it will have a similar outcome.

The Jesus Movement was big and growing in California but some wanted esoteric mystical experiences in the services more than the teaching of sound doctrine. The Calvary Chapel Jesus movement split when Chuck Smith insisted that teaching doctrine, the written word of God, be the main focus of their services and not esoteric claims and mystical experiences. Those that disagreed with Smith split off to form the Vineyard movement that became led by John Wimber. The Vineyards are hyper Charismatic/Pentecostal churches and much like Word of Faith churches they went off into esoteric mystical fairyland and produced, laughing, prosperity and healing circuses. TV also spread hyper-Pentecostalism to other Pentecostal denominations. I guess the umbrella name for these hyper-Pentecostals today (if there is one) is now known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Without sound doctrine to guide them, they just get crazier all the time. On the other hand, the Calvary Chapel movement continued to teach through the Bible and most are still very solid biblical churches.

I think there will be a separation from the emergents as well, because once they departed from the word of God, there is no common foundation to stand on. I can’t stand on someone’s feelings, or on the teachings of men who use scripture as only a tool to teach philosophies that came from subjective contemplation and feelings originating in their own mind.

Unfortunately Bible believers are not going to be able to just educate or eradicate the emergents out of the evangelical movement because postmodern relativism has become firmly established; it has gone on too long. Very popular seeker-friendly gurus like Rick Warren, Bill Hybells etc, are endorsing emergent leaders. They are also joining with the NAR leaders.

What the emergents and the NAR have in common is postmodernism, postmillennialism, Dominion Theology and mysticism. They have different views of just how the Church takes over the world for God, but emergents almost all agree that Christendom must unite and take the world for Christ. Depending on the point of view of those that bought into this Dominion Theology, that either means they will once again join with the Roman Catholics, or they will be taking over the Roman Catholic system. That is why some emergent churches have incorporated Roman Catholic type rituals and its mysticism and some even push the writings of Catholic mystics. On the other hand, the NAR disciples think their anointed elite will usurp the Vatican and all leadership within Christendom. All will bow their knee to the anointed spiritual elite and that is how they will unite the Church and the world. They plan on doing it through signs, wonders and conquest (fat chance).

Emergents have already taken over many of our Bible colleges and seminaries and they are now pumping out young ministers made in the emergent image. I would venture to say that most of the young pastor/teachers coming out of Christian schools today are buying into at least some of the writings of emergent church leaders. Any small church getting a  pastor today right out of Bible school will probably get someone who leans toward emergent teaching. I would also venture to say that any large church probably already has one or more emergent clerics or lay leaders subverting the church from within. Once solid Bible teaching churches and head pastors have shown little discernment about the Emergent Church Movement. Many seem to now care only about numbers and being relevant to a postmodern generation, or perhaps they are deceived themselves and have actually converted to the emergent philosophy.

For example: there is the case of Dr. Ed Young who endorsed the teachings of Gary Thomas and even hired him as a leader in his mega church. Here is an excerpt about this from Apprising Ministries (links within were removed).

Gary Thomas’ main point of teaching right now, while promoting his latest book Thirsting for God: Spiritual Refreshment for the Sacred Journey, is encouraging people to read what he calls the “Christian classics.” He’ll tell you himself that these include, for example, the emotionally troubled Carmelite nun Teresa of Avila and her disciple John of the Cross. So Thomas has clearly set aside the Protestant Reformers’ assessments of these Roman Catholic mystics; but remember, Teresa and John were living at the same time as were these Reformers. And also keep in mind that they were actually active in the Counter Reformation movement within the RCC.

In fact, precisely in answer to mystics like these, the Protestant Reformers rightly emphasized that the proper way to approach Christian spirituality was to meet God in His Word, the Bible, one of His prescribed means of grace. However, in order to teach his mystic mythology Thomas has to set aside sola Scriptura along with these apostate Roman Catholic nuns and monks; they don’t mix. You really need to understand that this is all vivid evidence of an egregious infection of epidemic proportions because it quite accurately represents the views of more and more younger evangelicals.

Not only that, but from years of using marred materials from teachers in the Emerging Church, this also serves to further illustrate the awful effects Emergent philosophy is now having within the mainstream of the evangelical community. Sadly, desperate for numbers circa 2000 foolish leaders within once conservative evangelical churches would end up using their own young as spiritual guinea pigs in “alternative” worship services and quite literally bring wolves into Young Adult and Youth ministry sheep pens. And the first thing los lobos did was to separate them away from trust in Holy Scripture.

Bottom line: If Roman Catholic mysticism is now being promoted and recommended so openly in megachurches like 2ndBC and Saddleback Church within the SBC, then we really have a huge problem.

The Woeful Curse Of Lordship Salvation

Lordship Salvation

By David J. Stewart | May 2007 | Updated May 2015

 “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” —Romans 4:5

       LORDSHIP SALVATION is the false doctrine that a sinner MUST forsake a sinful lifestyle to be saved. In sharp contrast, the Bible, God’s Word, teaches that a sinner’s faith in Christ alone is sufficient for salvation. We are not saved by trying, but by trusting. Eternal life is a free gift, freely received by faith alone in Christ. I am a strong OPPONENT of Lordship Salvation. In fact, I hate the hellish lie of Lordship Salvation.

A popular website which endorses Lordship Salvation states the following heresy…

If Jesus Christ is not the Lord and Master of your life, He is NOT your Saviour. ALL opponents of this doctrine DENY the Lord Jesus Christ and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness by saying saved people may live just like the world. Many of today’s “soulwinner’s” believe, and preach, that submitting to Jesus as Lord is optional. They say Jesus will be your Saviour while Satan is your Lord. That is not what the Bible says. Only the devil would want you to believe that. The blood of Jesus is so POWERFUL that it will give you a new mind. Read Romans with clear eyeballs and see for yourself.

SOURCE: Lordship Salvation

I would like to make several comments, examining the above individual statements one by one, in the Light of God’s Word. The Word of God is our Sword by which we can easily defeat the two-headed monster of Lordship Salvation

  1. ACCUSATION #1: “If Jesus Christ is not the Lord and Master of your life, He is NOT your Saviour.”

    MY RESPONSE: You can’t support that statement with the Scriptures! Lordship Salvationists interpret the word Lord to mean “Master,” i.e., to surrender to Christ’s will. However, the Biblical word for Lord is quite different, which is always the Greek word KURIOS, meaning “Supreme in Authority.” Hence, to believe on Christ is to trust THE LORD. Every lost sinner who comes to Jesus Christ for salvation is coming the LORD, i.e., to God Almighty, for salvation. You don’t make Jesus Lord, He is Lord. For Lordship Salvationists to make a distinction, and create an entirely new doctrine, which requires a person to make Christ the Master of his life to be saved—is damnable heresy!

  2. ACCUSATION #2: ALL opponents of this doctrine DENY the Lord Jesus Christ and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness by saying saved people may live just like the world.

    MY RESPONSE: That is a horrible lie! Did Abraham deny the Lord, when he simply “believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness” in Genesis 15:6? Not at all? Romans 4:5 plainly states that we are saved WITHOUT WORKS. Abraham was justified solely by faith concerning his salvation. When James speaks of Abraham’s faith beingjustified by works, he was speaking about the incident in Genesis 22 when Abraham offered up Isaac. This was 7 chapters LATER, after Abraham was saved in Genesis 15:6. James speaks of the FRUIT of Abraham’s faith in James 2:21; BUT Paul speaks of the ROOT of Abraham’s faith in Romans 4:3-5. Lordship Salvationists confuse the ROOT of Christian faith with the FRUIT (i.e., evidence) of that faith. To accuse all “opponents” of Lordship Salvation of condoning worldliness and sinful living is unfair. Nothing could be further from the truth. We do not believe that at all. The Bible does not give anyone God’s permission to live in intentional sin (Romans 3:31; 6:15).

    The Bible teaches that if a person is genuinely saved that there should be some evidence (i.e., the “works” spoken of in James 2:18). However, this has nothing to do with salvation itself. Also, you CANNOT mandate such changes for salvation, otherwise you’ve corrupted the Gospel. Please do not misunderstand—You cannot tell how much fuel is in a car’s gas tank by the sound of the horn; and you cannot determine if a person is saved by viewing their lifestyle. James speaks of works seen in the eyes of men, not God. True, a saved person should bring forth works of righteousness in their life, which are evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit; HOWEVER, just because such works are not readily visible for others to see doesn’t mean they are not saved.Following Jesus Christ is a matter of DISCIPLESHIP, and not SALVATION. Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10). Our churches are filled with morally upright people who are still hellbound in their sins and unbelief. Satan’s greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. Living a consecrated life is not a part of saving-faith. Please read the beautiful words of Dr. John R. Rice exposing the heresy of Lordship Salvation.

    The argument is concerning salvation itself. Lordship Salvationists are woefully ignorant of the Bible. At some point in the past they got upset seeing professed “Christians” living in sin, so they countered the issue by fabricating the heresy of Lordship Salvation; thus, forcing people to forsake their sinful habits in order to be saved. The problem is that God never said that. Lordship Salvation is a false plan of salvation. You can’t force a sinner to forsake his sins by adding it as a requiring for salvation. This is NOT to say that a man can believe on Christ without realizing that he is a GUILTY SINNER (Romans 3:19); however, there is a vast difference between realizing one’s guilt as a sinner, verses actually forsaking the sinful act itself. Please read what Dr. Harry Ironside had to say about BIBLICAL REPENTANCE. Dr. Ironside is 100% correct in his definition of repentance…SOURCE: Except Ye Repent, by Dr. Harry Ironside, chapter 3

  3. Carefully notice that Biblical repentance is NOT forsaking the act of sin, which is impossible for anyone. Nor is it the desire to forsake deliberate sinful bad habits. For anyone to say that a person MUST forsake their sinful behavior to be saved is heresy, because eternal life is a gift, which you simply take. Please read,The Hypocrisy of the Critics of Eternal Security.

    So to clarify. I am an opponent of the Lordship Salvation heresy. I do NOT believe that a believer may live like the world without consequences. Not at all. However, just because believers struggle with sin doesn’t mean they’re not saved (Romans 7:14-25). As believers we are commanded to walk in the Spirit, but carefully notice the Words of Galatians 5:25… “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” It is abundantly clear from this Scripture that it is possible to LIVE in Christ’s Spirit (i.e., to be saved), and yet fail to WALK in Christ’s Spirit (i.e., live for the Lord). Do some genuine believers live like the world? Yes, of course; BUT, Hebrews 12:8 tells us the big difference between a worldly heathen and a worldly believer… “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” No believer can live in sin and truly be happy. God clearly states in Hebrews 12:8 that He will CHASTISE and SCOURGE the believer. The Holy Spirit will convict a backslider, and that is an important word—backslider (Proverb 14:14). Lordship Salvationists DON’T allow for a Christian to backslide. As far as they’re concerning, a backslidden believer is no believer at all, and that’s not Biblical. The Word of God gives us numerous references to heroes of the faith who backslid into horrible sin (such as king David who committed adultery and murder).

  4. “Repentance is the recognition of my sinnership — the owning before God that I am as vile as He has declared me to be in His holy Word.”
  5. ACCUSATION #3: Many of today’s “soulwinner’s” believe, and preach, that submitting to Jesus as Lord is optional. They say Jesus will be your Saviour while Satan is your Lord. That is not what the Bible says. Only the devil would want you to believe that.

    MY RESPONSE: Again, this flawed mentality leaves absolutely no allowance for a believer to backslide. The author of the preceding quote keeps alleging that Satan is the Lord of anyone who doesn’t commit their life to Christ at the time of salvation, which is extreme and ridiculous to say the least. 1st Peter 2:2 speaks of growing in the milk of the Word. A new believer must be taught and mentored if they are to live for the Lord.

    Like it or not, there is an ongoing raging battle in EVERY believer between the sinful flesh and the Spirit of God (Romans 7:14-25; James 4:1). Even the Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:19, “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Now why would the Apostle Paul DO EVIL if Jesus were his Lord? Hmmm? This Scripture alone proves the ignorance and hypocrisy of the proponents of the Lordship Salvation heresy.

  6. ACCUSATION #4: The blood of Jesus is so POWERFUL that it will give you a new mind. Read Romans with clear eyeballs and see for yourself.

    MY RESPONSE:  Yes, a new mind; but not a new flesh! The Apostle Paul states in Romans 7:24,25… “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” Proponents of Lordship Salvation are woefully blinded to the fact that every believer still has to contend with the carnal flesh. Oftentimes, as seen repeatedly from Genesis to Revelation, God’s children falter. Does not Proverb 24:16 declare… “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief“? Christians do falter in their faith at times. At best the Christian life is a rollercoaster.

    It was John the Baptist, whom Jesus called the greatest born amongst women (Matthew 11:11), who told his disciples to go ask Jesus… “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3). John became so discouraged in prison that he questioned if Jesus were truly the Messiah. What do you think the Lordship Salvationhypocrites would have said about John the Baptist? Lordship Salvationists are the hypocritical religious Pharisees of our time.

    We read in 2nd Timothy 4:10 that Demas forsook Paul, having loved this present world. Yet, we learn in Philemon 1:24 that a few years earlier Demas was a fellow-labourer with the Apostle Paul in his ministry. Demas was saved, but backslidden into the world.

Ironically, the author of the above Lordship Salvation heresies is a fan of David W. Cloud, who is 100% against the damnable false doctrine of Lordship Salvation. David Cloud states…

WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT A PERSON MUST REPENT OF ALL OF HIS OR HER SINS TO BE SAVED. That is certainly not something we teach or lean toward, and that is not something we have ever stated in any article. In fact, I have plainly stated that I do not believe that. It would be impossible to “repent of all your sins.” I have been saved for almost 24 years, and I still have not repented of all my sins!

SOURCE:http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/repentancerevisited.htm

Note on David Cloud: Although I fully agree with David Cloud’s statements above, buthe does teach his own variation (ANOTHER GOSPEL) of the heresy. Please read, A Dangerous teaching in Fundamentalism.

Biblically Refuting David Cloud’s False Plan Of Salvation

The following excellent information by Dr. Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008) is from the helpful Christian website,GetGodsGift.Org

THE INCOMPATIBILITY OF THE LORDSHIP GOSPEL WITH THE GOSPEL OF GRACE“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
Galatians 1:8,9

The importance of this question can’t be overestimated in relation to both salvation and sanctification. The message of faith only and the message of commitment of life can’t both be the gospel; therefore, one of them is a false gospel and come under the curse of perverting the gospel or preaching another gospel.

“It is an inexcusable error to confront sinners with problems that concern the Christian life and call upon them to make promises regarding them. An unsaved person is never called upon to surrender himself to God. The saving act is in no instance represented as our ‘giving ourselves to God’; it is, on the contrary, taking His Son as our Savior.” Ryrie, Charles. Balancing the Christian Life. Moody Press, Inc., 1969 (p. 170).

“The second approach finds faith in the gospel alone an ‘easy Believism’ and seeks to add something to faith in order to accomplish salvation. To repent is to ‘change one’s mind,’ and to believe is to remove one’s trust from that in which it has rested and place it in Christ.” Howard, William. “Is Faith Enough to Save?” Bibliotheca Sacra. January-March, 1942 (p.99).

“This kind of faith is not ‘easy believism’. It is not easy to say, ‘I can’t save myself, I must recognize that there is something wrong with me, and I must seek help from someone else.'” Hook, H. Phillip. “A Biblical Definition of Saving Faith.” Bibliotheca Sacra. April-June, 1964 (p. 133, 138).

“Eternal life is free. Discipleship is immeasurably hard. The former is attained by faith alone, the latter by a faith that works… the former brings with it the righteousness of God so that a man is ‘justified freely by his grace’ (Romans 3:24). The latter develops a personal righteousness, based on good deeds, so that a man was also ‘justified by works’ (James 2:24). The former constituted the believer God’s workmanship, the latter fulfilled the wonderful purpose for which he had been created. The former cost man nothing, the latter could cost him everything, including life itself.” Hodges, Zane C. The Hungry Inherit. Moody Press, Inc., 1972 (p. 114, 115).

“There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can’t be lost because it depends upon God’s faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness.” DeHaan, M. R. Hebrews. Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117).

“For the unregenerate man, repentance is the change of mind whereby he turns from unbelief to faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ.” Post, Roger. “The Meanings of the Words Translated ‘Repent’ and ‘Repentance’ in the New Testament.” Master’s Thesis, Wheaton College, June 1972 (p. 80).

“There are those who, in their zeal to get people to turn from their sinful ways and receive the Lord, almost put repentance on a par with believing… Repentance, as it relates to Christ, means to change our minds about Him, who He is and what He’s done to provide forgiveness and deliverance from our sins. When we place faith in Jesus as having taken our place personally on the cross and borne the penalty due our sins, then we’re automatically repenting, because we couldn’t accept Him in this way without having had to change our minds in some way concerning Him.” Lindsey, Hal. The Liberation of Planet Earth. Zondervan Publishing House, 1974 (p. 136, 137).

“Discipleship is frequently equated with salvation and often erroneously made a condition for becoming a Christian”. Pentecost, J. Dwight. Design for Discipleship. Zondervan Publishing House, 1971 (p. 11).

“Certainly discipleship is a most important aspect of our relation to Christ, but it belongs to the sphere of Christian life rather than entrance upon that life… One does not become a disciple in order to become a Christian, but because he has become a Christian by faith in the Savior, it is fitting that he embark upon a life of discipleship”. Harrison, Everett F. “Must Christ be Lord to Be Savior?-No.” Eternity, September 1959 (p. 14).

“There is no more piously subtle abrogation of the Gospel than to tell a Sinner that he must not only believe in the Savior, but dedicate himself to do God’s will, crown the Savior Lord of his life, etc., etc. Obviously, dedication and service are highly desirable, but they are the privilege and the duty of the saved, never a condition of salvation for the unsaved (cf. Romans 12:1, 2).” Unger, Merrill F. God is Waiting to Meet You. Moody Press, 1975 (p. 117, 118).

“People are sometimes led to believe that there is saving value in some public confession of Christ, or profession of a decision. “With the heart man believeth unto righteousness.” This is salvation. “With the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” This is the voice of the newborn child speaking to and of its father. The only condition on which one may be saved is to believe.” Chafer, Lewis Sperry. Salvation. Dunham Publishing Company, 1917 (p. 46).

SUMMARY
Lordship salvation is where someone teaches that there must be a commitment to Christ as Lord of one’s life in order to be saved. Recently there has been a modification of this position to say that willingness to be controlled by the Lord at the time of salvation is all that is required in addition to faith in order to be saved. The message of faith only and the message of faith plus commitment of life can’t both be the gospel; therefore, one of them is a FALSE GOSPEL and comes under the curse of perverting the gospel or preaching another gospel. Galatians 1:8, 9 says, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed.” If only committed people are saved people, then where is there room for carnal Christians? What kind of dedication must be preached to people, if in order to be saved, they have already dedicated their lives to the Lord? Where do you stop if you start adding something else to this which is the gospel revealed in the Bible? Look at what God says about adding to the revelation of Jesus Christ (gospel), “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book (Revelation 22:18).” The Bible plainly declares that we are saved by faith, and not by works. Where does it say this? Ephesians 2:8, 9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” What are you trusting in to get you to heaven?

* Written by Dr. Hank Lindstrom

The moment you put your trust in Jesus Christ, God who can read your mind knows, saves YOU and gives you the Gift of God, eternal Life.

You do not need anyone to pray over you, or pray for you, because this is between you and God in heaven. Because of your new trust in the shed blood of Jesus Christ you are now a child of God. Before you trusted in Jesus, God was your creator but now and forevermore he will be your father.

You are saved in a moment of time, because you are trusting in the true Savior now, not working your way to heaven day by day which is not even possible.

Once saved you can never be lost, for any reason. This is because you were born spiritually the moment you put your trust in Him. Just like your physical birth which brought you into this human world, your spiritual birth gave you a new spiritual life that is permanent. You were born-again, made righteous and holy in Gods eyes. In fact you have the righteousness of God himself, your are sinless and perfect in God’s eyes now and that’s why you can enter into a perfect heaven.

My favorite saying is:

God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved.

You MUST put ALL your trust in Jesus to be saved, trust in the blood that He shed on the cross, trust that He is God in the flesh, trust that He made the complete payment for your sins, not just part; He paid for ALL of your sins (past, present, and future)! Trust that He rose again from the dead after 3 days and 3 nights, and in return for this trust, He gives YOU Eternal Life. All false Christians put part of their trust in Jesus and part of their trust the Church and part of their trust in themselves. If you put 99.99% trust in Jesus and 00.01% in something else, you will go to hell. It must be 100% trust in Jesus and what He did and 0% in you or your church! This information in critical… (grace always cancels works!) You are going to hell if it’s by your works or you are going to heaven by Gods grace. It’s as simple as that.

So I guess the question comes down to who are you trusting. Are you trusting yourself to get to heaven by being a good person and giving lots of money to your church or are you trusting Jesus, the lamb of God, that was slain for the sins of the world to get you to heaven? You receive the Gift of God (Eternal Life) as soon as you stop trusting in yourself, your church, your synagogue, your mosque, your money, or any other works and put your trust in Him and Him ALONE, Jesus Christ, Yeshua, The King of Kings, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, the Alpha and Omega, the Mighty God.

False religions are everywhere and they will find you, the one true God and His plan of salvation must be found.

If all this makes sense to you and you would like to trust Jesus as your personal Savior right now then tell the Mighty God in Heaven of your decision to trust Jesus Christ as your only hope of heaven. Tell Him that you are no longer putting your trust in your actions, or your church, or your church membership, or in your money, or in your Rabbi, or in your synagogue or your Mosque but that you are putting all of your trust in Him and the shed blood of the cross to pay your sin debt. Thank Him for doing it for you! Thank Him for giving you the Gift of Eternal Life that He paid for with His life. There is no greater deed than that of laying down your life for another.

Will you trust Jesus as your Savior right now, the one who shed His precious blood on the cross of Calvary to pay for all your sins?

Sinners Prayer
Lord, I admit that I’m a sinner & I don’t understand a whole lot about the bible, but I do believe that Jesus Christ died & paid for my sins in full, by His death & shed blood on the cross. I trust right now the He died for me, was buried & rose again from the dead and will live forever more. I trust Jesus Christ right now to save me, to be my savior, to forgive my sins & to give me the GIFT OF GOD Eternal Life. Amen

By reading this sinners prayer aloud, you are putting your trust in God and His plan of salvation. You are not saved by saying this prayer, you are saved the moment your mind made the switch from trusting in yourself to putting your COMPLETE TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST. That moment may have been five paragraphs up on this page or that moment may have been on another one of our pages. You will not feel any different, but you will be changed and changed for the better forever. Once you have trusted Jesus as your savior and received his gift of eternal life, this gift can NEVER be lost. You can NEVER go to hell for ANY reason. Your past, present and future sins were paid in full the moment you put your trust in Him. You are blameless and Holy in God’s eyes now and FOREVER. If you have eternal life today what kind of life will you have in five years? ETERNAL! What kind of life will you have in ten years? ETERNAL!! What kind of life will you have in 50 years? ETERNAL!!! God does not give probationary life or temporary life, His gift is ETERNAL LIFE! Thanks be to GOD!

Why be good, now that I am assured of going to heaven? Because God’s law of sowing and reaping still applies to you and me. You will reap what you sow. You will reap more than you sow and you will reap later than you sow. If you drink alcohol like a fish, you will reap a diseased liver. If you smoke like a chimney everyday, you will reap lung cancer. If you rob, murder, and steal you will reap a life in prison. You will reap what you sow. I guarantee it! Now that you are saved, when you do good things you WILL be rewarded here on earth and in Heaven. And when you do bad things you WILL lose rewards that God had planned on giving you here on earth and in Heaven. But you will NEVER lose your guarantee of going to heaven. That can never be lost for any reason!! You have God’s word that your salvation can never be lost for any reason. You did not earn salvation and you do not work to keep salvation! Eternal Life, salvation, being born again, becoming a child of God, was, is, and always will be the GIFT OF GOD.

Remember: If your not saved forever… you are not saved!

Why is this true you might ask? Because if a person is not sure that they are saved TODAY / RIGHT NOW it means that they are still trying to be the savior! They can’t be sure they are going to heaven because they don’t know what sin’s they may commit next week, next month or next year. We who have trusted in Jesus alone, can have comfort knowing that all our sins have been paid in full on the Cross of Calvary (past, present, and future sins). Jesus has already died for my sins so I don’t need to pay for any sin I have or will commit in the future because Jesus already paid the price in full with His blood. So called Christians who say that you can lose your salvation because of suicide or murder or falling away from the church don’t have a clue what the Bible says and clearly have not trusted Jesus ALONE!

Biblical Salvation is forsaking any other means of salvation but Christ and casting ourselves fully upon Him for eternal life.

The Gift of God, Eternal Life can never be lost once possessed for any reason. John 6:39 ” And this is the Father’s will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should LOSE NOTHING, but should raise it up again at the last day.” You have God’s promise that once you put your trust in Jesus you can never be lost for ANY reason whatsoever.

“For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” Romans 11:29 Again, God is telling you that this Gift of God that you have just received is without repentance. He can never take His gift back for any reason, no matter how bad you get, or how bad your sins are it is not possible. God would have to cease to exist for that to happen because He cannot lie.

SOURCE: Lordship Salvation » How to get into Heaven

Are Opponents of Lordship Salvation Antinomians?

Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines an “antinomian” as…

ANTINOMIAN, n. One of a sect who maintain, that, under the gospel dispensation, the law is of no use or obligation; or who hold doctrines which supersede the necessity of good works and a virtuous life. This sect originated with John Agricola about the year 1538.

ANTIMONITE, n. One who pays no regard to the law, or to good works.

ANTINOMIAN, a. [Gr. against, and law.] Against law; pertaining to the Antinomians.

ANTINOMIANISM, n. The tenets of Antinomians.

Are opponents of Lordship Salvation antinomians? No, absolutely not! Opponents of the Lordship Salvation heresy are not Antinomians!

ANTINOMIANISM:

Antinomianism comes from the Greek meaning lawless. In Christian theology it is a pejorative term for the teaching that Christians are under no obligation to obey the laws of ethics or morality. Few, if any, would explicitly call themselves “antinomian,” hence, it is usually a charge leveled by one group against an opposing group.

Antinomianism may be viewed as the polar opposite of legalism, the notion that obedience to a code of religious law is necessary for salvation. In this sense, both antinomianism and legalism are considered errant extremes.

SOURCE: Antinomianism – Theopedia, an encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity

I DON’T AGREE WITH ANTINOMIANISM. It is a false doctrine! I DO believe that Christians are under obligation from God to obey His laws and ethics, BUT NOT AS PART OF THE PLAN OF SALVATION!!!Romans 3:31, “Do we then make void the law through faith? God Forbid: Yea, We Establish the Law.That’s all I’m teaching! Every born-again believer is obligated to obey and fulfil the law, not to be saved, but because we are saved.

Also see Romans 6:15. Although the believer in Christ is freed from the CURSE of the Law, we are nevertheless expected to obey the COMMAND of the Law. Jesus said in John 15:14, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” No believer has God’s permission to sin. 2nd Corinthians 5:10 plainly states, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

There will be a separate judgment in Heaven just for believers, which proves that a believer cannot lose salvation because of sin. If sinful believers went to Hell, then there would not be any need for a separate judgment for believers who sin. 1st Corinthians 3:15 tells us that some believers will escape Hell “as by fire.” In other words, they will receive no rewards in Heaven. This clearly refutes the Charismatic heresy that salvation can be lost. If that were true, then how could a believer, who lived so awful as to receive NO REWARDS in Heaven, still go to Heaven?

Oh! The folly of those today who propagate the Lordship Salvation heresy. Their accusation against Bible-believing Christians that we make void the Law is absurd and certainly untrue. Just because a Christian goes into sin does not mean that they have chosen Satan as their lord. How ridiculous! Did king David make Satan his lord when he deliberately committed adultery and murder? Did Peter make Satan his lord when he denied Christ? Such accusations are childish. The truth is that every believer struggles with the sin-nature. As my pastor Dr. Jack Hyles used to say… “We can walk in the Spirit at any given moment if we so choose; but we won’t always walk in the Spirit because of our sin-nature.” God has given us the ability to escape temptation (1st Corinthians 10:13); but as sinners we won’t always do that. Lordship Salvationists act like they are without sin, but they are saturated with sins, especially the sin of hypocrisy.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”
—John 3:16

Who’s the Biggest Sinner?

The Curse of Lordship Salvation

The Hypocrisy of Lordship Salvation

The Foolish Doctrine of Lordship Salvation

Scriptural Proof that Lordship Salvation is a Lie

Lordship Salvation Ignores Babes in Christ and the Backslidden

 

The Counterfeit Emerging Church Of Alice Bailey

 

The Counterfeit Emerging Church Of Alice Bailey

by David J. Stewart | July 2015

2nd Timothy 3:1-5, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

The following shocking quote from Alice Bailey ought to alarm every born-again Christian in the world. I’ll explain the Satanic meaning and dark agenda set forth by Mrs. Bailey after you read this disturbing quote…

The Christian church in its many branches can serve as a St. John the Baptist, as a voice crying in the wilderness, and as a nucleus through which world illumination may be accomplished. I indicate the hope. I do not assert a fact. Its work is intended to be the holding of a broad platform. The church must show a wide tolerance, and teach no revolutionary doctrines or cling to any reactionary ideas. The church as a teaching factor should take the great basic doctrines and (shattering the old forms in which they are expressed and held) show their true and inner spiritual significance. The prime work of the church is to teach, and teach ceaselessly, preserving the outer appearance in order to reach the many who are accustomed to church usages. Teachers must be trained; Bible knowledge must be spread; the sacraments must be mystically interpreted, and the power of the church to heal must be demonstrated.

…There is no question therefore that the work to be done in familiarising the general public with the nature of the Mysteries is of paramount importance at this time. These Mysteries will be restored to outer expression through the medium of the Church and the Masonic Fraternity, if those groups leave off being organisations with material purpose, and become organisms with living objectives. [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Alice Bailey, The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy, pp. 510, 514

Let’s break the preceding quote down into a few points, and examine it in light of the Word of God:

Apostate Churches Will Be The Nucleus Through Which The New World Order Is Implemented. Bailey says that modern apostate churches can be just as influential as John the Baptist, who prepared the way for the first appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. Shockingly, Bailey is teaching that the churches can be infiltrated and corrupted so that they actually help prepare for the coming of the Antichrist. Wow! Apostate Rick Warren (who has a personal net worth of $25,000,000) has been dubbed as “America’s Pastor,” yet he has relentlessly promoted “Chrislam” (Christianity sinfully yoked together with Islam), and has called for all Christians to submit to the Catholic Pope. In essence, and I say this kindly, Pastor Warren is “America’s Bastard” (meaning illegitimate). Illuminati Puppet, Pastor Rick Warren, Calls Jesuit Pedophile Devil Pope Francis, “OUR POPE”! What a fraud! Please watch the video titled: Rick Warren Exposed: Roman Catholic End Time Deception! If you understand what Alice Bailey is saying in the previous quote, you can clearly see how the Devil is using Pastor Warren to reform and corrupt the churches with New World Order philosophies. Warren claims that his book on “The Purpose Driven Life” is second in sales only to the King James Bible itself. I don’t know if that’s true, but that’s what he claims. Warren said his book has been translated into 159 different languages. That is sad and tragic, because his book is a blueprint for Alice Bailey’s New World Order.

These Churches Will Be Ecumenical, Soft-On-Sin, Non-Controversial And Doctrinally Deficient. Bailey states: “The church must show a wide tolerance, and teach no revolutionary doctrines or cling to any reactionary ideas.” This defines Rick Warren’s ecumenical compromise and shameful teachings. Warren’s wishy-washy! Alice Bailey said the churches must refrain from being controversial, by becoming widely “tolerant.” Now you know why in March of 2015, 20,562 Presbyterian ministers sinfully embraced same-sex marriages in 10,083 churches!!! WOE UNTO THOSE CHURCHES!!! The dictionary defines the word “reactionary” as “extremely conservative.” No wonder Rick Warren flip-flops on the issue of homosexuality, apologetically expressing his lame beliefs, telling everyone that he has many gay friends. The word “revolutionary” means “radical.” Bailey said the churches must not teach radical doctrines, such as the truth that salvation is by faith alone!!! The churches are infected today with the false doctrine that a person must forsake a sinful life to be saved, which is 100% works salvation. Reformation is not a requirement for regeneration!!! Amen! Warren is an unsaved spiritual destitute man, who teaches the Lordship Salvation heresy (.pdf book), pulling on the same rope as the Devil. God deliver us from this evil generation!!! Bailey’s plan for the New World Order is being successfully implemented, and the average church leader is woefully ignorant of these things. By God’s grace, I am trying to wake you up!!! Here’s a video clip of reprobate Rick Warren saying concerning Roman Catholics, “If you love Jesus, we’re on the same team.” No, Catholics are on their way to a burning Hell in their sacramental salvation!!! Salvation is by faith, not human effort.

These Churches Will Transform Biblical Theology Into Religious Spirituality. Bailey says, “The church as a teaching factor should take the great basic doctrines and (shattering the old forms in which they are expressed and held) show their true and inner spiritual significance.” Whoa! Alice Bailey said that to usher in the New World Order, the churches should change the fundamental doctrines of Christianity into religious forms that put forth New World Order philosophies instead. This is why many churches today are teaching spirituality without Biblical doctrinal soundness and truth. This is why the senior pastor (Miss Gretta Vosper) of the West Hill United Church in Toronto, Canada is a devout atheist!!! She says it’s more important how we treat each other than what we believe. In April of 2014, Melanie Johnson-Debaufre of United Methodist Drew University Theological School and Robert J. Miller of Juniata College appeared as part of the Jesus Seminar on the Road program. These two liberal theologians spoke at the United Methodist Church in Washington DC, presenting their argument why Jesus DIDN’T bodily raise up from the dead. Literally, the Methodist church advertised and held a Resurrection-Denying Seminar!!! This is The Emerging Church today, the fulfillment of Alice Bailey’s sinister plot to infiltrate the churches and exploit them to achieve a New World Order. I wish I could shake every fool-headed pastor, and wake him up to the horrifying reality that Luciferian-worshipping occultists are behind all modern counterfeit Bible versions!!! Satan is using the new corrupt Bible versions to corrupt and change the churches, transforming them from Biblical churches into Satanic false churches. Please watch the 1:46 hour documentary on the attack against the Word of God, Illuminati Plans 2016: The End Of The World.

These Churches Will Have A Superficial Outer Shell, But Lack True Biblical Christianity. Alice Bailey said, “The prime work of the church is to teach, and teach ceaselessly, preserving the outer appearance in order to reach the many who are accustomed to church usages.” Do you see how evil this reprobate woman was? Bailey is teaching that the church is to be exploited, as a whore, to deceive the masses of society. As you just read in her shocking sinister quote, Bailey says that in order to maintain the illusion of a real church (i.e., preserving the outer appearance), there should be a continuous flow of information. Now you know why these Satanic ministers always have another New York Times Best-Seller being sold in your nearest bookstore. The purpose of the New Testament Church is not to incessantly teach as Bailey claims; but rather, the Church is the Christian’s spiritual family. Church is where we hear preaching to mature in the Lord, get comfort, receive encouragement, tithe and go soul-winning. Church is where we exalt the Savior, evangelize the sinner and edify the saints!!! Please read from the awesome, doctrinally sound book, The Purpose Of Going To Church (by Pastor Jack Hyles, 1926-2001). If your church doesn’t have strong-preaching against sin, you’re in a sick church! If your church doesn’t go soul-winning, your in a sick church! If your church uses modern corrupt Bible versions, and teaches the heresy of Lordship Salvation, your in a religious cult!!! Alice Bailey said that apostate churches should PRESERVE “the outer appearance IN ORDER TO REACH [DECEIVE] THE MANY who are accustomed to church usages.” In other words, make it look like a church, but it’s not a real church!!!

My friend, what you just read by Alice Bailey is a manual on how to infiltrate, corrupt and destroy the churches! It is happening now!!! Our churches are in ruins. Evangelist Billy Sunday saw this horrifying trend a century ago in 1914…

“It would be a godsend if the Church would suffer persecution today; she hasn’t
suffered it for hundreds of years. She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back.”
SOURCE: Billy Sunday, The Need for Revivals, From “Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message,” by William T. Ellis, Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1914.
The average independent Baptist church has been corrupted, using the corrupted modern Bible PERversions instead of recognizing the faithful King James Bible as God’s preserved very pure Words. Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” God promised to preserve those very pure Words unto every generation (Psalms 12:6-7). Every modern counterfeit Bible version completely changes this Scripture passage, saying that God preserves the saints instead. BLASPHEMY!!! Since greedy publishers are wickedly butchering the Word of God, and there are literally hundreds of English versions, they had to remove this promise from God from Psalms 12:6-7. The Devil’s hands have been very busy!

The Antichrist will not promote any certain religion. There will not be a One World Religion; but rather, there will be a watering down and diminishing of the churches, melting them into a one world religious philosophy (yet retaining their superficial denominational identities). Non-denominational churches are becoming very popular. Although there is no such thing as “The Baptist Church” (or any other denomination), I like to identify with Independent Fundamental Baptist (first because I am one), and because it gives people an idea of what core beliefs I hold. I sometimes meet people who refuse to tell me what religion or denomination they best align with, but after a few questions I can usually determine who they are. For example: If a man tells me that he believes salvation can be lost, believes in speaking-in-tongues and healing meetings, then I know he’s caught-up in the Charismatic mess.

This was Alice Bailey’s plan, that is, to retain the outer shell of the church, but hollow out the inside and replace it with the New Age mystery religion of the coming Antichrist. The onslaught of the never-ending slew of new counterfeit Bible versions is Satan’s grand accomplishment over the last century, allowing the Devil’s Illuminati to infiltrate, corrupt and kill the churches. We are witnessing the blurring of the lines between evangelical Christianity and all the religions of the world. This is all necessary for the Devil to ready the world for the appearance of the Antichrist. Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life” (deception) is a blueprint that would make Alice Bailey very proud. The Devil doesn’t jerk the steering wheel; but rather, he is slowly chipping away at Biblical Christianity, so he can replace it with a global religious philosophy. The new religion of “the God of forces” (Daniel 11:38) is all-inclusive of every religion, except Biblical Christianity!!!

Look in any of the new corrupt Bible versions and you’ll find that they change the first coming of Jesus Christ from “the time of reformation” to “THE NEW ORDER”!!! …

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV)—Hebrews 9:10, “They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order.” [emphasis added]

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB)—Hebrews 9:10, “Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.” [emphasis added]

Clearly they are promoting the New World Order. The 1984 NIV even changed Jesus from the chief cornerstone to “THE CAPSTONE.” Don’t you see my friend how the Devil is changing Jesus into the Antichrist? The NIV 2011 changed it back to cornerstone. The word “Antichrist” doesn’t mean “against Christ”; but rather, “IN PLACE OF” Christ.
In our text verse above, the “power thereof” refers to the Gospel (Good News) of the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16, “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.” Tragically, the Catholic idea of penance has crept into our churches, and the plethora of modern counterfeit Bible versions have redefined what it means to “repent.” Instead of a simple “change of mind” that compels a person to believe the Gospel to be saved, the churches have adopted the Satanic idea that a person cannot be saved unless they “change their life” away from sin to be saved. That is 100% human effort and a works-based salvation, not the imputed righteousness of God which is solely by faith. Eternal life is a free gift, which is simply received by faith in Christ’s death on the cross for our sins, His burial, and bodily resurrection the third day (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).
Instead, the emerging churches today are becoming mere religious institutions, having a form of godliness without the power of the Gospel. It appears that most churches are being deceived. The heresy of Lordship Salvation is not compatible with the Gospel. Either a person has to change their behavior to be saved or they don’t. It cannot be both (Romans 11:6). The new counterfeit Bibles say you do. Bless God, Jesus changed my life when I got saved, not me! We are living in a woefully Bible illiterate generation! I’m talking about woefully ignorant evangelists and pastors! The culprit is The Emerging Church which is being taught in all forms of media (magazines, internet, radio, books, television, et cetera). Please watch, The Emerging Church: Satanic False Heresy Of The End Times! (awesome preaching by Pastor Charles Lawson). Here’s the same sermon, but preached at a different time by Dr. Lawson, Beware: The Emerging Church Movement (preached June 2, 2013). Thank God for faithful preachers who have not bowed their knee to Baal!!!

I love you my friend in the Lord, whoever you may be. I sincerely mean that, which is why I work and pray night and day for the Lord to help all my web visitors, pleading for God’s Holy Spirit power to work in your heart as my words speak to your mind. I give all the credit and glory to God alone, who gave me this important ministerial work to do. Your life is a book in progress friend, and I thank you for letting me help write that book. 2nd Corinthians 3:2, “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men.” You are my joy, my treasure in whom I have invested my time and effort since 2002, to lead you closer to Jesus Christ and the King James Bible. HEAR YE HIM!!! It’s all about Jesus!!! We are so close to the Rapture. The end times are here! Look around you! We must work while it is still day, before the night cometh when no man can work. Time is running out quickly. Get busy for God.