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God Keeps His Promise With Paula White

Jesus promised  through the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:7, that God would personally destroy those who would bring his Church to ruin.                                     AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

 

How To Identify The Uncompromised Remnant Church

 RiseUpChurch-EmailIt is my personal conviction that two contrasting groups have been emerging for years and becoming more and more identifiable within the Charismatic-Evangelical church world of our day. They are the corrupted “Wilderness wandering” congregations  and the covenantally faithful “Canaan hearted ” churches. A simple review of biblical history demonstrates that one is visibly cursed and the other is divinely blessed.  

Joseph Mattera has provided us with much-needed assistance in identifying the blessed remnant. I’ve extracted his key points, but the full article is a great read.

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“9 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MODERN-DAY REMNANT CHURCH”  

As the persecution of the Bible-believing church becomes more intense, there will be a greater manifestation of what I am referring to in this article as the “remnant church.” By remnant church, I am referring to the surviving vestige of the body of Christ that remains true to biblical principles in spite of cultural opposition.

The following are characteristics of the modern-day remnant church:

1. They will become more entrenched in the word of God the more the world opposes them.

2. They will become the vilified in society.

3. They will preach counter-cultural biblical messages.

4. They will produce the most committed Christians and make disciples.

5. They will experience a greater presence and power of God than other churches.

6. They will become more visible and distinct as the culture becomes more decadent.

7. They will be more excluded and separated from mainstream secular evangelical churches and denominations.

8. The remnant church will change the world.

9. The remnant church will endure while the compromising church will fade away.

May God help us all remain faithful to the end and participate in the remnant church!

 
 

Some Honest Questions for Joseph Prince

Dr Michael Brown is one of the most theologically astute polemicist in the charismatic community. He speaks with clarity and charity when thexposing the “hyper-grace” heresy. In doing so, he fulfills Jesus inspired imperative in the letter of Jude.

 “…contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain ungodly men… have crept into the church, perverting the grace of god by sanctioning unrestrained-unrepentant behavior which flagrantly denies the credibility of one’s confession in the Lordship of Jesus Christ”   [rghanner paraphrase]

Dr Brown is at his anointed best in his recent open letter which poses eleven penetrating questions to Joseph Prince, one of the chief proponents of the “hyper-grace “heresy. I’ve extracted a sampling so as to evoke further reading of the entire article.

>If God has pronounced your future sins forgiven in the same way He has pronounced your past sins forgiven, why do Paul and other New Testament writers address these very sins in their letters, and why does Jesus address them in Revelation 2-3? We know that God doesn’t bring our past sins up to us, since He has forgiven and “forgotten” them. Why then does He bring our present sins up to us in the New Testament, even warning us about the dangers of walking in those sins, if they have also been forgiven and forgotten in advance?

>A leading hyper-grace teacher claims that the doctrine of progressive sanctification is a “spiritually murderous lie.” Does that mean that grace preachers like Charles Spurgeon, who believed in progressive sanctification, taught this alleged lie? And if “progressive sanctification” simply means to walk out our holiness with the help of the Spirit, what is so dangerous about this teaching? Put another way, do you reject the concept that the one who made us holy now calls us to live holy lives in thought, word and deed, thereby “completing our sanctification in the fear of God” (2 Cor 7:1)? Doesn’t Paul say we are called saints (that is who we are) and called to be saints (that is how we live)? (See 1 Cor. 1:2.)

>Since you believe we are not to judge our salvation by our conduct, how can we avoid self-deception? I know that you are against certain types of self-examination lest you become “sin conscious” and take your eyes off the finished work of the cross, but what do you make of verses that state that we know we have passed from death to life only if we live a certain way (like 1 John 3:14)? If I understand you correctly, you would question the salvation of someone who demonstrated no change of life and continued to walk in unrepentant sin. But doesn’t this mean that, on some level, you are looking at your “performance” to verify your salvation?Do you see any possible danger in emphasizing that it is impossible for a believer to lose his or her salvation? Of course, we could debate whether the Bible teaches this at all, but simply as a matter of experience, many of us have encountered very lost people—drunkards, fornicators, without the slightest interest in God (see 1 Cor. 6:9-10)—who have then assured us that they were saved because it was impossible for them to lose their salvation. So on a practical level, do you feel it’s important to add any scriptural caveats to your teaching of eternal security and, if so, how can you do this without putting an emphasis on “performance”?

 

 

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Joel Osteen is a Heretical Pelagian and Universalist!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

English: Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church, Houst...

English: Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jennifer LeClaire, news editor at Charisma writes about Joel Osteen’s comments made to HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps about  gays this week. The interview is more than telling and confirms Osteen as a heretical Pelagian and Universalist. Carefully note that he frames Universalism in his “the wider mercy” doctrine.

It’s past time for high-profile, credible ministers to call out Joel and hold him biblically accountable for his flagrant heresy and pseudo gospel that eternally damns the unrepentant and unregenerate.

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“…The mega church preacher, whom HuffPo describes as a “spiritual star,” was on the show to talk about his new book Break Out! 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. Zepps read a line out of Osteen’s book: “It doesn’t matter who likes you or doesn’t like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you. He approves of you.”

Zepps then asked Osteen if that was true of homosexuals. “Absolutely,” Osteen said. “I believe that God breathed life into every person and that every person is made in the image of God, and you have accept them as they are on their journey. I’m not here to preach hate or push people down.”

Osteen also said, “We’re not trying to make this a little bitty narrow thing. Anybody’s welcome. We may not agree 100 percent on doctrine and theology, but the Catholic Church, our church, it’s open for everybody. … I believe God is big and His mercy is very wide.”

The Pelagian Heresy

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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in anathema, antinomian, counterfeit, heresy

 

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Methodist Pastors Performing Homosexual Weddings

“Denominational Apostasy” is gaining momentum as more and more ministers in the Methodist Church  advocate for and add their blessing to, methodist-gay-weddingsame-sex marriage vows.

At least 1,500 clergy have signed a public statement declaring they are willing to officiate same-sex marriages. Multi-state Jurisdictions are passing resolutions declaring  Methodist Church law to be in error concerning its opposition to same-sex marriage.

Reconciling Ministries Network, an independent United Methodist group that includes 569 churches, advocates full inclusion of gay people.

read more: http://www.charismanews.com/us/41053-more-methodist-pastors-defy-church-law-wed-gays

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in anathema, antinomian, Apostasy, homosexuality

 

“Preachers of L.A.” Reality T.V. Show

Narcissism, divorce, adultery,out-of-wedlock children, carnal covetousness,idolatrous greed and flagrant heresy are wedded together though high-profile Preachers in a reality T.V. show that’s scheduled to air this fall.

Infamous Clarence McClendon, Noel Jones, Wayne Cheney, Ron Gibson, Jay Haizlip and Deitrick Haddon are the stars of “Preachers of L.A.”.

What’s their message? Driving Ferraris, flashy lifestyles, extravagant wealth and livin large is the reward for merchandising the gospel. Double Anathema!!!!

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http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/07/05/preachers-of-l-a-brings-the-prosperity-gospel-to-reality-tv/
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/07/preachers-of-l-a-reality-show-brings-flash-controversy/

 

Al Mohler: “Tebow’s Big Fumble”

Wow! While most were supportive, some were angered by my inclusion of the word “compromise” in the title of the post imagesCAP0YIWSregarding Tebow’s recent announcement that he would not follow through with his speaking engagement at First Baptist Church in Dallas.  However,  I am comforted by the insight of Dr. Al Mohler in his recent coverage of the controversy.

Did Tebow actually compromise on serious convictional issues in scripture about the  “Exclusivity of Christ” and  “homosexuality?” I am inclined to think so.

Read Mohler before you decide. He documents the kind of  pressure  applied to Tebow to withdraw from his speaking engagement as revealed in the articles extracts below.

Remember, it is always wrong to be “lovingly winsome” if it means portraying  biblical truth as “hatefully offensive”.

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“…controversy quickly shifted to secular outrage that Tebow would agree to speak to a church known for such beliefs.

Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports warned, “Tim Tebow is about to make the biggest mistake of his life” by speaking at “a hateful Baptist preacher’s church.” Doyel described Jeffress as “an evangelical cretin” guilty of serial hate speech. Of course, Doyel engaged in hateful and slanderous speech of his own by associating Jeffress with the truly hateful Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. Jeffress “isn’t as bad as Westboro,” Doyel admitted, “But he comes close. Too close.”

Other sportswriters piled on. Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post offered his own warning to Tebow: “After a season on the sidelines, the ball’s in your hands, Timmy. Better not fumble this one.”

…Writing at The Huffington Post, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush made it clear the controversy wasn’t just a matter of Jeffress’s tone, conceding, “while Dr. Jeffress has a tendency not to sugarcoat his feelings,” he is nonetheless voicing what evangelical Christians “have been saying for a long time.” The central scandal here is the belief that Jesus is the only Savior and that homosexual behavior is sin. In terms of the larger public debate, it is the issue of homosexuality that has predominated the larger public debate… “

Evangelical Christians are now called upon to think strategically about what it means to speak truthfully and lovingly to a society that increasingly sees us as the moral outlaws.”

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/february-web-only/tebows-big-fumble.html?utm_source=ctweekly-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=9682733&utm_content=157598634&utm_campaign=2013

 

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