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Examine Your Foundation

I can’t impress upon you enough, how important it is to be sure you have a strong foundation!! Let me explain this foundation, and then I’ll tell you why.

  1. Be sure that you are born again–not just through faith, but also through REPENTANCE and confession.
  2. Be sure that you walk in OBEDIENCE.
  3. With the help of the Holy Spirit (that you CANNOT have until you complete step #1), study the word!!
  4. Discern false teachers and don’t waste your time.  Some say to ‘chew the meat and spit out the bones’.  I say: don’t waste your time!–you may CHOKE on a bone!  Instead, study the 100% pure, trustworthy word of God with the help of the Holy Spirit.  Shut out the other voices so that you can hear HIS voice.
  5. Check EVERYTHING against the word of God.  When you hear a new idea, do NOT accept it until you have checked it out thoroughly.  Erosion is a powerful force.  One drop of water at a time is all it takes.  So it is with the deceptions that are now coming at us from every side.  They chew away at the foundations of your faith like little termites.  One core belief after another will be challenged, and stripped away if you allow it.

One other thing about false teaching: they play on your FEARS and on your PRIDE.  Two things they will use:

  1. ‘if you don’t believe THIS, you’ll end up in hell’ (fear)
  2. ‘the road is narrow and we/I have found it’ (pride).

Strong, hurricane force winds of false doctrine are beginning to blow.  Thoughts and doubts assail us, seemingly from within our own minds (but are actually ‘thought darts’ sent to us by the evil one).  Others are giving voice to these false teachings . . . even well reasoned arguments sometimes.  For those who have entertained the ‘thought darts’ in their own minds for awhile, hearing the same false doctrine from someone else is enough to convince them.

I am convinced that this is the work of hordes of demonic, seducing, lying spirits that have gone forth.  My (unfounded, unproven) OPINION, is that when people adopt these false doctrines, demons are attached.  I believe these demons then inspire and empower much of what the person says AND go forth and try to influence other people around them (through sending them ‘thought darts’).  I have wrangled with enough of these folks to recognize the demonic spirit that rises up, and becomes very ugly, when it is met with resistance or confronted with the word of God.

I am AMAZED at the things that are being said, by people who presumably once heard and accepted the truth!

Some now believe that Jesus is not God!  Others believe that if we don’t use some specific Hebrew name for God and Jesus, God will not listen to our prayers or humble repentance!

Others have even gone so far as to say that Jesus is a demonic, territorial spirit that has higher authority than others, and for that reason demons can be cast out in His name.  THIS is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.  They may not realize that is what they are doing, but if they have not already consigned themselves to the pit of hell for saying such things, then they are dangling over the edge with a slippery rope! (This is tantamount to the Pharisees of accusing Jesus of casting out demons by Beelzebub  (Matt. 12:22-32).)

‘Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.’  (Matt. 12:31-32)

After sitting under false teachings and/or entertaining these implanted thoughts for long enough, these horrendous lies now make sense to their rational mind.  But they are completely wrong!!  I can only suspect, since they PROFESS to be searching for truth, that they do not have the Holy Spirit to guide them.  This may very well be a result of spending years in a modern, American church listening to the false ‘all you have to do is believe’ (so-called) gospel that leaves out repentance.  I will say it again:  without repentance, you may be a ‘believer’, but you are not yet born again!

Please, be SURE your foundation is in order!  You absolutely MUST have the indwelling Holy Spirit in order to properly understand the word of God

‘But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.'(1 Cor. 2:14).

The only way you are going to have the Holy Spirit, is if you come to God humbly, in repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

‘What is my reward then? [Verily] that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.’

How many preachers today have this attitude?  Instead, most who preach in churches claim full rights to a salary.  It is true, they are entitled to this.

‘ . . . the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.’  (1 Cor. 9:14)

But even better, as Paul was suggesting: those who do it for free have their reward in heaven.

Many pastors today though, are in it for financial gain.  They prefer to have their rewards in this life–and then some!  They see the people of God as ‘ripe for the picking’.  The benefits that some believe themselves worthy of boggle the mind!  Palatial homes, private jets . . .

And to all this, they believe themselves entitled, because of the number of people they bring into the building on a Sunday morning.  But how many have they brought into the KINGDOM?  How many of those who sit in their churches are true DISCIPLES, who both live for God now, and will endure to the end?

‘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)

* destroying, ruin, utter destruction

** carefully crafted

*** use you for gain

These false prophets today, who are full of greed, use you for their own financial gain.  They carefully craft their words to please you, yet by those words they bring about your spiritual destruction.  They preach damnable heresies–like the package deal of ‘easy grace’ (aka ‘do as thou wilt’), and ‘once saved always saved’.  The fruit their followers produce causes Christianity to be evil spoken of.

‘For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves* enter in among you, not sparing the flock.’  (Acts 20:29)

*cruel, destructive, rapacious (ravenous, predatory, plundering, inordinately greedy) men

Their judgment awaits them though.  Their deeds will not be forgotten.

‘For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment . . . And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness . . . And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow . . . And delivered just Lot . . . The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished’  (2 Peter 2:4-9)

‘For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?’  (1 Peter 4:17)

” 21.  That Islam was invented by Muhammad, is proven by the fact that the Koran indicates that the Christian trinity is made up of the Father, Son and Mary (Jesus Mother). This heretical doctrine was indeed taught by the Collyridlans and Ebonites who had fled to Arabia. Muhammad learned Christian doctrine through these heretics and incorrectly assumed it was representative of Christianity in general.”

Quoted from:  http://www.bible.ca/islam/islam-encyclopedia-westerners-need-to-know-list.htm