Judgement Begins at the House of God

For many of us we see the Second Coming of Christ and the gathering of His Church is imminent.  Below the Apostle Peter tells us that the coming Judgement on a Christ rejecting world will begin at the house of God (Church).  If this is true and it is.  Then how would we see the Church judged.  Below is a list of movements that all have some significant issues that lead to false teachings and blindness of those who may seeking God.  God knows who are His own.

Judgement Begins at the House of God

One way God judges His people is by sending a famine of hearing the word of God.  How, by a plethora of false gospels.  Amos 8:11.  God did this in the past and He is doing it again leading up to the Great Apostasy.  God is sovereign and He is in control giving us examples in the past.  Ecclesiastes 1:9-10, 1 Corinthians 1-11. And God is the author of those who do not obey the gospel, He will chose their delusion.  Friends, examine your hearts to see if you are in the faith.  Deception is at an all time high.  God is Holy which means separate from sinners.    That is the good news of the gospel!  God bridged that great gulf of our sins through the death burial and resurrection of the the Lord Jesus Christ.  Be a Berean and test what others including us teach about the word of God Acts 17:11,1 Thessalonians 5:21.

 

For the time [has come] for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if [it begins] with us first, what will [be] the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?  1 Peter 4:17

 

 

I believe as a personal note after being part of a large Church that this is part of the Judgement on the Church Growth Movement.  Having warned the leadership not to operate the house of God like a corporation.  Peer pressure and the praise of the world is tremendous.  Look at this disturbing trend.

 

Are Church Foreclosures the Next Crisis?

 


 

False Gospels

Many teachers like Rob Bell, Brian McLaren and Rick Warren  have become idols to millions like “Rock Stars” in their popularity.

For the idols speak delusion; The diviners envision lies, And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore [the people] wend their way like sheep; They are in trouble because [there is] no shepherd.  Zechariah 10:2

Excerpts from various articles below.  Amos37

PAUL says, in Gal 1:6-9, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a DIFFERENT GOSPEL; which is really NOT ANOTHER; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to DISTORT the Gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel CONTRARY TO WHAT WE HAVE PREACHED TO YOU, he is to be ACCURSED! As we have said before, so I say AGAIN now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel CONTRARY to what you RECEIVED, he is to be ACCURSED!” (caps added)

A list of the PREDOMINANT false teachings, “DIFFERENT GOSPELS,” in Christian bookstores follows, but is not limited to:

▶The Emergent Church A.K.A. Post-Modern/Neo-Liberal/Progressive Movement

▶The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) A.K.A. Dominion Theology (DT)/Latter Rain-Kansas City Prophets/Vineyard/IHOP/Third Wave/Toronto Blessing/Lausanne/New Wine Skins Movement  (See Amos37 Kingdom Parables Study Exposing Dominion Theology and Kingdom Now)

Sects within the NAR:
1) The Spiritual Warfare Prayer Movement
2) The Transformation Movement
3) The Patriotic (Reconstructionist) Movement

▶The Seeker-Sensitive/Church Growth A.K.A. Contemporary/Entertainment/”Purpose-Driven Life”/Watered-Down gospel Movement

▶The Word-Faith/Prosperity A.K.A. Health & Wealth/”Your Best Life Now” gospel Movement

Health/wealth/prosperity gospel: Various heresies. Extorting the Word for money, holy laughter faith healings, preaching happiness and a relationship with Jesus without telling a lost sinner about their sins, etc…Man must understand WHY they need a Savior(sin) to come to the Savior for salvation.

 

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”   2 Peter 2:1-3

 

▶The New Age/Eastern Mysticism Movement which includes Contemplative or Centering Prayer (Transcendental Meditation), Prayer Labyrinths, Yoga, Visualization, Alternative-Holistic Medicine and Occultic Techniques

▶The ‘New Calvinism’ Movement contains Liberalism, the Social Gospel, Theistic Evolution, Mysticism and Ecumenicalism

▶The Signs, Miracles, Wonders, Modern Prophecy, New Revelation Movement

▶The Self-Help & Self-Improvement-Achievement/Motivational Movement

▶The Self-Esteem/Positive Thinking/New Thought/Unity Movement

▶The Universalism Movement

▶The Social gospel Movement

▶Dual Covenant Theology

▶Replacement Theology  (See Amos37 Replacement Theology Series)  Very disturbing movement across many well meaning Churches.

▶The Spiritual Warfare Movement (different from the one mentioned above as a sect under the NAR movement)

▶The Psychology Movement

▶The Gnostic/Neo-Gnostic-Mystic Movement

▶The Preterist Movement

▶The Pelagian Movement

MANY OF THESE MOVEMENTS, or “DIFFERENT GOSPELS,” are connected while often overlapping to one degree or another.

They are ALL WIDE, DECEITFUL paths! BEWARE!!! ▶JESUS says, in Mt 7:13-14, “Enter through the NARROW gate (JESUS); for the gate is WIDE (self) and the way is BROAD (self) that leads to DESTRUCTION (HELL/DEATH), and there are MANY (%wise) who enter through it. For the gate is SMALL (Faith in CHRIST alone) and the WAY (JESUS/Jn 14:6) is NARROW (The GOSPEL’S TERMS) that leads to LIFE (HEAVEN/JESUS), and there are FEW (%wise) who find it.” (caps & parenthesis added)

Theses “DIFFERENT GOSPELS” lead their followers to self-works righteousness & self-centered living, which is foremost IDOLATRY! Idolaters who do NOT REPENT WITH A GODLY SORROW that leads to SALVATION (2 Cor 7:10), will be CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE by The Just and Holy Judge!

▶ Rev 21:8 says, “But for the COWARDLY (lukewarm/half-hearted Christians) and UNBELIEVING (unrepentant & stubborn-hearted) and ABOMINABLE (all the rebellious and sexually immoral, including partakers in pre-marital sex, homosexuality, adultery, etc, EVEN LUSTING FOR SUCH, IN THE HEART, as JESUS said) and MURDERERS (NOT ONLY killing another for vengeance, but even HATING, or being JEALOUS of, another, IN THE HEART, as JESUS said) and IMMORAL PERSONS {ALL PEOPLE who have NOT REPENTED, with GODLY SORROW (2 Cor 7: 10), TURNING TO THE TRUE GOSPEL, which is Jesus Christ & OBEYING His commands (Mk 1:15, Lk 9:23-26; Jn 14:15; Jn 16:8; Acts 17:30-31)} & SORCERERS (those who practice magic, the occult, metaphysics, channeling/necromancy, mysticism, witchcraft/divination) & IDOLATERS & ALL LIARS, THEIR PART will be in the lake that BURNS with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (ETERNAL HELL).” (caps & parenthesis added)

Another WARNING, from ▶ PAUL, in Gal 5:19-24, “Now the deeds of the flesh (SELF) are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I FOREWARN you, just as I have FOREWARNED you, that those who practice such things will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God.” (caps & parenthesis added)

BEWARE!!! These “DIFFERENT GOSPELS” are DECEIVING & MISLEADING “MANY” on the “WIDE PATH” to “DESTRUCTION”/HELL! ▶ JESUS says, in Mt 24:11, “MANY FALSE PROPHETS will arise and will MISLEAD MANY.” And in Mt 24:24-25, JESUS again WARNS, “For FALSE CHRISTS and FALSE PROPHETS will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to MISLEAD, if possible, even THE ELECT. Behold, I have told you in ADVANCE.” (caps added)

False teachers are very nice, friendly, happy, outgoing, funny, entertaining, charismatic people, often bursting with ‘personality plus,’ who are in leadership positions as pastors, elders, teachers. Thus, JESUS describes them as being in SHEEP’S CLOTHING, a shepherd’s garment, in the Church, but will be condemned for the DECEPTION they bring INTO THE FLOCK! False teachers cannot be IDENTIFIED simply by how NICE & FRIENDLY they act. Rather, it is by focusing on WHAT THEY ARE TEACHING! You will know they are teaching falsely if they are teaching “ANOTHER JESUS” AND A “DIFFERENT GOSPEL” (2 Cor 11:4)!  Do they have the real Jesus?  Do they have the real Gospel?  This is what to look for!  Firstly, we must test and examine ourselves, as Paul admonishes in 2 Cor 13:5, to see if we are in the faith.  ”Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you– unless indeed you fail the test?”  One must have the real Jesus and the real Gospel, by God’s grace, Holy Spirit and Word, before one can discern/judge if a leader in the Church does or not.

PAUL worked to WARN the flock, “DAY AND NIGHT, WITH TEARS” (Acts 20:26-31) & to EXPOSE THEIR DEEDS OF DARKNESS (Eph 5:11)!!! ▶ PAUL says, in 2 Cor 11: 12-15, “But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may CUT OFF the opportunity from those who DESIRE an opportunity TO BE REGARDED JUST AS WE ARE in the things of which they boast. For such are FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKERS, TRANSFORMING themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself TRANSFORMS himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if HIS MINISTERS also TRANFSORM themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (caps added)

JESUS, PAUL, PETER, JOHN & JUDE ALL WARNED NOT TO BE DECEIVED by FALSE TEACHERS/TEACHINGS! If you are following any of these “DIFFERENT GOSPELS,” which are “CONTRARY” to God’s Word/The True Gospel (Lk 9:23-26; Mk 1:15, Jn 14:15, Jn 16:8, Acts 17:30-31), BEWARE, YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED!

Those who are truly found in Christ, having been given a LOVE FOR THE TRUTH, His flock, will be SAVED from FALSE TEACHING, in the Church, by God’s Sovereign Grace and Word. NO ONE can snatch His sheep from His hand (Jn 10: 27-29)! PTL!!! \0/

However, there are others, apostates/false converts, who will REMAIN in FALSE TEACHING. ▶ PAUL says, in 2 Tim 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will NOT endure SOUND DOCTRINE; but WANTING to have their ears tickled, they will ACCUMULATE for themselves teachers in accordance to their OWN DESIRES, and will TURN AWAY their ears from the TRUTH and will TURN ASIDE to MYTHS.” (caps added)

Those who do not LOVE the TRUTH, will be judged and condemned to destruction! ▶ PAUL says, in 2 Thes 2:10-12, “and with all the DECEPTION of wickedness for those who PERISH, because they did NOT RECEIVE the LOVE OF THE TRUTH so as to be SAVED. For THIS REASON God will send upon them a DELUDING INFLUENCE so that they will believe what is FALSE, in order that they all may be JUDGED who DID NOT BELIEVE the TRUTH, but took PLEASURE in WICKEDNESS.” (caps added)

▶ BE LIKE A GOOD BEREAN (Acts 17:11) & TEST EVERYTHING (1 Thes 5:21)!!! ▶ JESUS says, in Mt 24:4, “See to it that NO ONE MISLEADS you.” (caps added)  Spend plenty of personal devotional time on your own.  Use information like this to help filter the myriad of deception that parades itself as Christian.  Remember that Apostasy and false teachers are ONE of the biggest signs the bible warns us of from cover to cover.

END NOTE:   There will not be books, regarding the following false teachings, directly, in this library, except for those due to ecumenicalism, especially in regard to Catholicism, the largest promoter of mysticism and works-righteous salvation in Christendom.  There are many books like that in Christian bookstores under the guise of the Emergent Church, for example. Typically, books written and titled for these particular FALSE RELIGIONS are not found in mainstream Christian bookstores.  They are, but not limited to:

*Catholicism

*Jehovah’s Witness

*Mormonism/Church of Latter Day Saints

*Christian Science

*Freemasonry/Masonic Lodge

*Seventh Day Adventist/Strict Sabbatarians

*The Unitarian Church

popular false gospels – The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Article source above.


Other traps that outside a love for God and the those inside and outside the Church can lead.  Examine yourself to see if you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5)  This is not a full list and there are many within some of these systems that simply need to be made aware of the mine fields of Religion laid by the devil to keep people from the truth of God’s great love for His Church.

 

Formalism. “I participate in the regular meetings and ministries of the church, so I feel like my life is under control. I’m always in church, but it really has little impact on my heart or on how I live. I may become judgmental and impatient with those who do not have the same commitment as I do.”

Legalism. “I live by the rules—rules I create for myself and rules I create for others. I feel good if I can keep my own rules, and I become arrogant and full of contempt when others don’t meet the standards I set for them. There is no joy in my life because there is no grace to be celebrated.”

Mysticism. “I am engaged in the incessant pursuit of an emotional experience with God. I live for the moments when I feel close to him, and I often struggle with discouragement when I don’t feel that way. I may change churches often, too, looking for one that will give me what I’m looking for.”

Activism. “I recognize the missional nature of Christianity and am passionately involved in fixing this broken world. But at the end of the day, my life is more of a defense of what’s right than a joyful pursuit of Christ.”

Biblicism. “I know my Bible inside and out, but I do not let it master me. I have reduced the gospel to a mastery of biblical content and theology, so I am intolerant and critical of those with lesser knowledge.”

Psychology-ism. “I talk a lot about the hurting people in our congregation, and how Christ is the only answer for their hurt. Yet even without realizing it, I have made Christ more Therapist than Savior. I view hurt as a greater problem than sin—and I subtly shift my greatest need from my moral failure to my unmet needs.”

Social-ism. “The deep fellowship and friendships I find at church have become their own idol. The body of Christ has replaced Christ himself, and the gospel is reduced to a network of fulfilling Christian relationships.”

 

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3 thoughts on “Judgement Begins at the House of God”

  1. Twenty years of Prosperity teaching by various Preachers that have been selling the Lord’s blessings with the teaching to sow a financial seed (money) to fund their Ministries and preachers on Christian TV networks promising magical money for sending in money while things keep getting worst, not better for the Church membership but worst & worst.

    God will not be mocked!

    Anything added to the blood of Jesus and his Grace period will not work. This includes teaching to pay Tithes on every dollar for God’s free gift of grace, access, help and favor. I’m not against giving just selling the grace and free blessings of God for ten percent. Jesus never charge anybody for his blessing or help and he will mostly helping Jews when the law was still in effect before he died on the Cross.

    Furthermore some preachers insult our intelligence by declaring a curse on those who are not able to tithe on every dollar when Gal.3:13 said Christ has redeemed us from the curse. Do you preachers that teach this think the Lord will co-sign on you going the way of Balaam and trying to curse his redeemed from the curse people to collect your pay and fund your empires?

    Nothing built on manipulation, fear tactics, pressure, obligation, or false teaching will prosper. That includes declaring the Malachi 3 curse on God’s people whom “Christ has redeemed us from the curse”
    Galatians 3:13-14).

    Who was it that said: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time”, spoke the truth.

    This tithe manipulation must stop! God is not blessing deception. I pray various Legalistic Church Leadership will stop replacing Jesus as Lord and cease lording it over God’s people. God’s people do not belong to you and there is only One (Great) Good Shepherd of the Sheep. I heard one Pastor tell people to get out of His church if they did not agree with him. I wonder to yell out you liar, it is not your church but God’s church. Jesus paid for his church with his own blood.

    Christians need to follow the Holy Spirit in all things even in giving and stop building monuments and empires unto men/women. It is no wonder people are leaving organized religion in droves. We want to feel God’s manifest presence not join a country club of elites and organizations steeped in man’s rules & man made traditions.

    Paul called those carnal who base their foundation on men of God..
    1st Corinthians 1:12-13 “What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

    Listen up Christians: Celebrity Preachers and Men of God are only servants, not your Lord God. Jesus is the one mediator between God and man 1st Timothy 2:5.
    Jesus said the greatest among us are the greatest servants but some of these over seers behave like lord & Kings over God’s people and not servants. Others build up people like gods to pack out their stadiums.

    There is so much leaning on the tithe works. This is nothing but glorying in the arm of the flesh which leads to self reliance and the mindset that you must pay God for his blessings like you pay a bill to keep the bill collectors and Repo man at bay.
    If you want to listen to self exaltation just listen to most tithe testimonials. It’s all about what they paid and how much they sowed.You will scarcely hear one word about what Jesus paid on the cross for them.

    Many Pastors encourage tithe boasting to fund the Church as if everyone is unlearned and fails to understand Jesus words on the Cross “Paid in Full, as in It is Finished”.

    Nothing built on sand will Stand.
    The Foundation is Jesus and his payment on the cross
    Not ours!

    Give as an act of worship but when people are taught to tithe for the blessing, grace and help from God there is a line that is crossed and God will not bless this kind of deception…even to fund the Ministry.

    God and the blood of Jesus or his grace (Unmerited Favor) is not for sale. It is a gift paid in full on the cross of Christ. This is why I think many Churches are not prospering but failing
    Jesus came to save us and usher in a New Covenant.
    Hebrews 7:12, Galatians 3:24 & 25, Galatians 3:13-14

    A serious credibility problem is hurting the Church leadership along with peer pressure and trying to grow the church on legalism, the arm of the flesh instead of reliance on the Holy Spirit. There are churches requiring your W-2 form and requiring you tithe to volunteer in Ministry. There some churches making calls to reprimand you for falling behind in the tithe but offer not so much as a job referral to those out of work, let alone have storehouses with food paid for in ten percent food (like under the Old Covenant).

    If you want to understand what Jesus felt about the legalistic tithing Pharisees read Matthew 23:23. They got a rebuke not a praise from him. This speaks volumes since Jesus had not yet died on the cross to fulfill the law.
    I think repentance is needed for selling the grace of God and the Favor paid for at the Cross of Christ to fund the church.

    Nothing but a sure foundation will last. This sure Foundation is Christ, His atoning blood sacrifice and His grace Period.

    Don’t get me wrong I love to give cheerfully. God loves a cheerful giver 2nd Corinthians 7:7
    However, if you think you can buy the favor and grace of God it will not prosper. God will allow a shaky foundation to fold at best and at worst he may even drive the money merchants out of his House of Prayer once again until they stop stealing the glory of his payment on the cross and selling his daily unmerited favor, cause it is NOT for sale.

  2. Correction: Jesus never charge anybody for his blessing or help and he was mostly helping Jews when the law was still in effect before he died on the Cross.
    Manipulating people to fund your Ministry will not working in the long run.

  3. Oops I meant..Manipulating people to fund ones Ministry is not going to work in the long run.(Neither are my fingers on this key board apparently).

    Please excuse the typo’s but I think you get my drift.
    I also agree with the writer and I love this blog.

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