1 Peter 4 17 Judgement Begins at the House of GodFor 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

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

By Keith McKenzie

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.

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.

When a Church Becomes a Harlot?

Proliferation of 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

Church Says Gay is OK? Romans 1

Today one of the final signs we are being judged within the Church is our culture in America & Europe is completely given over to “Gay is OK.”  Your a hater if you don’t give your approval!  The god of Tolerance is NOT tolerant of God’s truth.  See my article here.  Is God Tolerant or Loving?  God sends leans in hearing His word and gives evil men over to their sins!  That is scary!

God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves… Romans 1:1-24

Rob Bell Patron Saint Emergent Universalist“Yes, I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love,” he said, going on to get more specific.“Whether it’s a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man — and I think the ship has sailed and I think the church needs to just — this is the world we’re living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are.” -Rob Bell

Note, what I highlighted in Red.  It’s what Rob and many others think, because it is now culturally acceptable even hip to be a “affirming” pastor.  But what does God say?  He has spoken on this issue.  Here are just a few.  Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, and the good news is here!  1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

We find wolf’s in the Church who profess Homosexuality is no longer a sin!?  God loves the homosexuals, it’s one of several sexual sins condemned as perversions.  Adultery, Fornication, Beastality and Pedophilia is all sexual sin that can be washed by the blood of Jesus.  Men like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Brian McLaren, Andy Stanley and Rob Bell are just the tip of the iceberg.

For Those Set Free From LGBT

The world today especially loves to accuse those who adhere to God’s Word as ” holier-than-thou”, “judgmental” or “unloving” individuals.  And sadly, far too many professing Christians are being led astray by preachers who want to be seen as culturally relevant and empathetic, so they stand in the pulpits and focus on just one characteristic of God (love) and steer clear of preaching the complete Word of God. They purposely avoid taking a stance against sin or preaching on God’s Holiness and His command for us to be holy as He is holy. Instead, they choose to preach a softer, more watered-down gospel, so as not to offend or lose members.  Lori Rogan former Lesbian  Set Free From LGBT

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.”

Proliferation of False Teachers

Todays Churches are filled with Entertainment, Showtime for the Sheep. Entertainment is the devil’s replacement for Joy. Have you lost your joy? When I and all Christians fall into sin and are overtaken at times in a fault. (Galatians 6:1)  As above listed is those who are promoting false teachings of all kinds in now mainstream Christian venues.  How is this false teaching spreading so fast?

Proliferation of Christian Books Promoting Heresies

Todays Christian book stores and sellers like CBD which sells books by Depak Chopra a New Age Hindu!? , Lifeway Christian Bookstore also sells more flavors than Baskin Robbins when it comes to Heresy. While these outlets sell many good books, most Christians are not discerning enough to spot heresies and false teaching like Sarah Young’s tragic Channeled book from Another Jesus Calling has sold millions!  See Book Review Here on Another Jesus Calling.  Rob Bell and all of his garbage that has been pushed by neo liberal teachers in the Emergent Church.  Rob Bell quite frankly has denied the authority of the Bible, promoted New Ager Oprah Winfrey and Universalsim!  It was the sales of the book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.  I bought it and read it.  Our Church did this video series and most loved it!  I was troubled by the way he handled scripture by using over 10 different versions of the bible.  I could go on and on, but hopefully you can see how God has already begun judging His Church as He did with Israel by giving them over and sending leanness into there souls in the wilderness wanderings.  See Psalm 106.  God sends a famine of hearing the word of God, but gives them over  to our own lusts.

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it.” -Amos 8:11-12

Christian Bookstores More Interested in Selling Than Discipling

There are many books being sold today in Christian bookstores that are dangerous to your spiritual health. Many here are already familiar with the names of people whose books we should avoid from the Word of Faith camp such as: John Bevere, Juanita Bynum, Morris Cerullo, Kim Clement, Kenneth Copeland, Paul Crouch, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Hagin, Marilyn Hickey, Benny Hinn, Rodney Howard-Browne, T.D. Jakes, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Joyce Meyer, Myles Munroe, Steve Munsey, Mike Murdock, Joel Osteen, Rod Parsley, Peter Popoff, Fred Price, R.W. Shambach, Robert Tilton, Paula White, Ed Young and a whole host of others. We know to avoid the books of people who are promoting the New Apostolic Reformation such as C. Peter Wagner, John Dawson, Jack Deere, Francis Frangipane, Ted Haggard, Bill Hamon, Cindy Jacobs, Rick Joyner, George Otis, Jr., Dutch Sheets, Ed Silvoso and many others. I have spoken a number of times on the subject of the First Nations Movement which is tied to the New Apostolic Reformation. We know we need to avoid the materials of those who teach these things like Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Terry LeBlanc, YWAM and members of the World Gathering of Indigenous People. There are many other false teachers whose books are being sold in Christian bookstores that we need to avoid. Reinhard Bonnke, Paul Cain, Paul (David)Yonggi Cho, John Hagee, Christian Harfouche, Jack Hayford, David Hogan, Roberts Liardon, Arnold Murray, Pat Robertson, Robert Schuller, Gwen Shaw, Tommy Tenney and many more. See Here -Sandy Simpson

Conclusion to our Look and Gods word.  Stay in the word and lean not on your own understanding.  Sanctify the Lord in your heart and seek Him first.  God knows who are His and He is able to exceedingly abundantly above what we ask or think.  May God bless you.

 

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