Monday, January 14, 2013

Church of Tares 2

Continued from: 

“The enemy that sowed them is the devil” 

We must beware of those who do not accept or understand the Truth of Christ, and instead follow and promote teachings of men and the wisdom of the world. They have been deceived and enslaved by the devil, the wicked one and his message has been sown in their hearts.  I know many of you might get angry here … but for Christians to stand, clinging to a message that is the opposite of what our Lord and Savior has given us is gross hypocrisy, and to teach this plan is contrary to the mission that Christ gave us.

Remember Jesus said: “Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you” What is this message that the wicked one has sown in their hearts? I could write a whole post on this question. But beware of the terms: "political correctness and tolerance." These words have been twisted by the enemy of Christ to entice the Disciples of Christ to be silent, accept, stand with, and agree with those who are promoting evil. The end result is believers who now reject God’s Truth and accept the teachings, philosophies, and false religions of men which include evolution, abortion, amorality, homosexuality and the idea that there are no absolutes except evolution, abortion, and now of course … man-made global warming.

We can easily conclude that Jesus is not politically correct, or tolerant to false religions, false teachings, amoral beliefs, and the wisdom of men.  Jesus says: “If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”  John 15:18-19

So the answer to the pastor’s question is: 
No, most surely not, we cannot … “all just get along.”

We now are in the midst of a movement that includes hundreds of Christian mega-churches that are convinced that they are ushering in a new reformation. They are promoting a different gospel which says we must focus on doing good works; rather than sharing the gospel of salvation by grace through Jesus Christ, and Him alone.

The temporal has replaced the eternal as the primary focus of these leaders that have guided their followers in this new direction.

Though sincere, they are sincerely wrong and would have us join together with big business, governments, and the false religions of the world to solve the five greatest problems that confront mankind … in order to heal the world. This is a worthy goal for government, big business, and loving people; but it is not the mission that Christ has given each and every one of us for eternity.

The only thing that can heal any of us is the saving grace of Jesus Christ … Period.

We cannot find common ground with Islam, atheism, and other world religions and philosophies; or with any unbiblical teachings. We are called to evangelize the false religions … and should never pretend that we have common ground with them spiritually. Their beliefs have no Truth or validity according to Jesus and His Truth. Biblical Christianity is monotheistic.

We are commanded: “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?” 
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

“the harvest is the end of the world” The tares will be separated and burned. I will be standing with Christ, on His Truth, and with His followers. Where will you be standing?  The Christian’s salvation is secure eternally by the blood of Christ alone … so I am not questioning anyone’s eternal salvation. But I am convinced that all believers should be convicted by the Holy Spirit in their hearts and God’s eternal truth to reject teachings that are contrary to the Truth that Jesus Christ has given all of us.

There is so much more here and I suggest you carefully read the parable and the explanation given by Jesus carefully. Meditate upon these words, praying that Christ will reveal to you any teaching, false leading, false religious doctrine, or worldly wisdom; that you, your pastor, your church, or denomination may have been deceived into accepting or believing. Some major denominations have embraced teachings that are the opposite of God’s Word and promoting these doctrines as compatible with Christianity. There are currently thousands of churches that are leading their followers in the wrong direction.

 2 Timothy 4:1-5 tells us “to preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine” and“ watch you in all things” and “to not turn our ears away from the Truth” and  “to do the work of an evangelist, and make full proof of your ministry.” Since the claim is that this is the new direction and (New Reformation) of the collective evangelical church for the next century ... don't you think it would be wise to see where the mega churches plan to take all of us and our children's children? But more importantly, we are compelled "to not turn our ears away from the Truth ... we need to make full proof of our ministry."

But this is clearly the understanding of that which is temporal, and that which is eternal.  In other words … all the difference in eternity. 

We are called to be ambassadors for Christ with a ministry of reconciliation. The reconciliation is between the creator of all things and fallen man ... not Christians and false religions. Jesus has given us a mission and it is not about delivering the world from the five greatest problems that face mankind. That is a great secular plan, but it has nothing to do with preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus would not give us His plan for the reformation of His church through a non-Christian business guru. That idea is just another clever idea of a fallen man.

This is not about our shape. For Christians "old things (our shape) have passed away, new things have come" "All men are like grass and all of their accomplishments are like the flowers of the grass, the grass withers and the flowers fall off, only the Word of the Lord abides forever." 

Business guru Peter Drucker clearly decided to use Christianity as one of the legs on his three-legged stool in order to achieve what he believed to be his purpose ... solve the five greatest problems facing mankind. An admirable goal for a man with worldly objectives, but without a Savior. But unfortunately, for Drucker ... this man-made goal is not God's Plan for him or for all of mankind. Drucker disregarded God's plan for all of us: Matthew 28:18-20.

There is an all important difference between applying the Truths of Christ to solve the major issues of the world; and receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, having your sins forgiven, and living for the Creator of all things throughout eternity; ... versus living to accomplish the plan of a business guru who has rejected Christ's free gift of eternal life by His Grace.

And how can this mass national conversion be reconciled with Christ and not violate the plan’s commitment to NOT use this “good deed doing” working relationship with Islam, atheists and others … and NOT evangelize them? Does anyone really think that Islam will calmly accept what will be viewed as a betrayal in Rwanda? The response of the Islamists is very predictable.

I guess it might be time for us to meet with these Christian pastors, and have them explain to us how Islam, atheism, and these other philosophies and religions that reject Christ are compatible with Biblical Christianity and the teachings of our Lord and Savior, and His Word. One watchman ... Paul Smith tried to challenge this false teaching and was fired for his efforts. Read: Paul Smith

We are called to be Bereans ... 
and we are called to be Watchmen. 
The Gospel is our best and only ... "good deed doing" plan.
Everything else without the Gospel is temporal.

I suggest you watch and pray for guidance and wisdom from the Holy Spirit and the Word of Truth. God is calling you to challenge that which is false, and not be silent or just get along. The church appears about to enter the apostate period prior to the return of Christ. 

In the end, the tares will be separated and burned. 
Jesus teaches that there will be tares among us.

I will be standing with Christ, on His Truth, and with His followers.

Where will you be standing? 

The Church of the Tares

"Hear you therefore the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it; Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution rises because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some an hundred times, some sixty, some thirty." Matthew 13:18-23

"Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came to him, saying, Declare to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said to them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear? Let him hear." Matthew 13:36-43

In closing … 

for Biblical Christians this Truth is not up for debate.

God Bless you, my friends, Bob

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