Apostolic bishops affirm bible's prohibition of homosexuality

There’s few, if any, organizations of Christian belief that have not seen substantial challenges from religious homosexual activism. The acceptance of homosexuality —unlike other sins— presents significant changes in fundamental doctrines of the church: sin, repentance, deliverance, biblical inerrancy and authority, even the nature of Jesus Christ himself. Although we previously had not heard much corporately from the various splinters of “oneness” adherents, they too are in the throes of struggle.

Ergo, several years ago, prominent bishops from leading apostolic organizations met to affirm their stance on homosexuality and same sex “marriages”. The International Christian Apostolic Fellowship included Bishop James E. Tyson of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Bishop GM Boone of the Apostolic Assemblies of Christ, Bishop Jeremiah Reed of the Christ Temple Apostolic Fellowship, Inc, Bishop Willie Duncan of United Apostolic Churches, Bishop JE Moore of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith, Bishop Joel Trout of Impact Apostolic Ministries and Bishop Nathaniel Urshan, former General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International. No doubt these are familiar names among those who attend the noted churches.

The meeting discussed what the Apostolic leaders deemed major challenges and doctrinal issues confronting the church. This particular segment focused on homosexuality. Bishop Jeremiah Reed mentioned (but got off track) that he knew one person who was “totally delivered”. It would have been an greater testament to the leaders if they had all acknowledged the reality of deliverance for those bound in homosexual sin.

While we can appreciate the unanimous solidarity with scripture against homosexual conduct, one wonders if these bishops and leaders spoke out against the current occupier of the White House and his overzealous affinity for homosexuality.

Your comments on the video statements welcome. This post is not an endorsement of apostolic doctrine so please withhold comments regarding that issue.

25 years ago: Dr. Walter Martin, Andy Comiskey take on progay clerics

Apprising Ministries blog put up four phenomenal videos from 1986 which show a couple of gay christian clerics unable to defend their theology. Watching them, its clear that little has changed over the last 25 years except that they have become more sophisticated in how they explain their falsehoods and half truths. These four videos provide you with a stunning instructional look at just how shallow these people are.

Thanks also to Apprising Ministries for recognizing that the gay christian movement is a significant contemporary threat to the internal spiritual health of today’s church. And like GCM Watch, AM called attention to the so-called emergent church’s collusion with the gcm. GCM Watch is extremely disappointed at the larger apologetics sites for neglecting to provide more ongoing teaching on this. We contacted several of them but they seem to believe that gcm theology is so preposterous (as one person told me) no one would believe it. What a gross misjudgment.

The videos are from pioneer talk show host June Cain Miller, featuring Dr. Walter Martin (who died 3 years after this), gay MCC cleric Rev Brad Anderson (who later died of AIDS), Rev. Wayne Christiansen (now pastor of a progay Lutheran church) anda young  Andy Comiskey who founded Desert Streams Ministry and the Living Waters Program.

The exchanges are fascinating to watch as Dr. Martin reveals the shallow fallacy of homosexual religion. Historically, he notes there existed no protestant, catholic and orthodox belief which sanctioned homosexual religion. That concept was born and advanced largely through the work of gay christian theologian John Boswell.

Martin said “Gays can be religious and there are gays that are Christians,…but they are non practicing, just like there are adulterers and fornicators who are christian but theyre not practicing. So a gay can be a Christian if they are not practicing immorality.”

Martin comment seems to suggest agreement with the new gay christian argument which allows a person to claim a gay identity but not practice homosexual sexual activity. Exodus President Alan Chamber recently addressed that.

When the gay pastor attempts to make the issue one of relative normality, Comiskey corrects him with a quick lesson on God’s intent. I love how Comiskey explains that God’s perspective is soterical, not merely prohibitional. God blocks justification of sin so that the sinner can see his need for the saving blood of Jesus Christ. However, both of the progay reverends continue to throw up strawmen arguments, evasive answers, red herrings, half truths and emotional sidebars that are embarrasing to listen to. The exchanges reminded me of the panel I participated on in Greensboro, NC.

We’ve contended for sometime that the arguments of the gcm are inherently circular and are up against a wall in terms of honesty, integrity and legitimacy. All lies create other lies to sustain themselves but eventually will come to a dead end. Literally.

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Rev 21:8

7 things this generation needs to know about homosexuality

Excerpt from a message I preached November 21, 2010 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. Rev. Dwight McKissic, pastor. Text from Judges 2:6-13

Marching through generations

Due to changing social conditions after World War II, homosexuals began to push for more visibility and as a consequence the government began to systematically fire and bar them from certain jobs. Homosexuals reacted by organizing themselves politically and socially to fight discrimination against them. For the next 20 odd years homosexuals made gains on several fronts and eventually began affecting sectors of American society which spurred even more clashes with those who believed it to be wrong. Language identifiers began to change also. Homosexuals began referring to themselves as “gay” and later changed from referring to their “sexual preference” as “sexual orientation”. The word “gay” was intended to deflect attention away from homosexual acts and instead reframe the national discussion around identity. The phrase sexual orientation was intended to lend credibility to the notion that homosexuals are born as such without a personal choice in the matter.

In the early 1950s, there was a near consensus in North America that gays, lesbians, and bisexuals  were mentally disordered individuals engaging in obscene, perverted sexual behavior. Same-gender sexual behavior was considered a criminal act in all jurisdictions.

Almost all homosexuals  existed only as a secret part of society and few heterosexuals were aware of having met one.

It took a full generation from the time that a woman named Dr. Evelyn Hooker’s first  study of homosexuality until the mental health professionals at the American Psychiatric Association were pressured into removing  homosexuality from its mental illness list. It took another generation before a significant percentage of adults, and a larger percentage of youth, started to accept homosexuality as a normal “minority sexual orientation”.

Anita Bryant
In 1970 The first Gay Liberation Day March was held in New York City. Seven years later a woman named Anita Bryant stood up against homosexuality in Miami (Dade  County) FL and as a consequence suffered the stunning loss of her very lucrative career and the break up of her family.

What happened to Anita Bryant in 1977 (when I was a freshman in high school) sent a chilling message to many Christian leaders. The message was this: homosexuals were powerful and ruthless. Opposing them could mean the loss of everything you had worked hard to build up. That initiated the silencing of the church and another significant change in our generation. No longer would homosexuals be a silent minority, they were moving into a sphere of influence unrivaled in our nation’s history.

One of the strongest revendications emerging out of the homosexual movement was the “right” to teach homosexuality in public schools. The goal was to be able to freely proselytize among children and teenagers; thus seeding into the minds of the coming generation that homosexuality was simply another benign expression of sexuality on par with heterosexuality.  High school students who thought they might be gay were encouraged to attend meetings and explore homosexuality, cross gender expression, bisexuality and more.

The rise of homosexual religion
In 1968 something else took root. The homosexual church movement, a religious entity which advocated for the redefinition of homosexuality as a sin, arose and began its trek into the heart of the Christian church. I must tell you that they have enacted a brilliant strategy and it is working.

The progression of the gay christian movement has been both stunning and devastating. In just a short generation, the Christian church has experienced a deep fundamental transformation, which in some instances it is hardly recognizable as a representative of Christ the Lord. Not all the changes are directly attributed to religious homosexual activism. But as Steve Gallagher, the founder of Pure Life Ministries said, its a fruit of the church’s methodical march away from God and his word.

“Another reason I believe we are quickly headed in the direction of seeing evangelical churches ordain homosexuals is because of our corporate loss of shame over sin in the Church. The number of ministers willing to assail sin in the pews and call their people to genuine repentance and holy living has greatly dwindled over the past 20 years. Even those in our congregations involved in the most abominable behavior are quickly assured that God’s grace covers all their sin. To a large extent the enemy has effectively silenced that crucial safeguard amongst God’s people.”

Every major Christian denomination has had serious internal battles over homosexuality and the authority of scripture. Once biblically stalwart groups like Baptists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians have fallen and begun ordaining homosexual clergy and consecrating homosexual bishops. The foundation of the African American church is being eaten alive by a religious “don’t ask don’t tell” policy which has severely weakened its ability to preach truth and integrity. Homosexuals influence much of the gospel music industry and false teachings such as the “gospel of inclusion” has wreaked havoc on the church and its mission to preach a pure Gospel of deliverance.

An ill fought war

Now,  people of God, this generation is buckling under the weight of just two generations of an ill fought war. Homosexuals in most instances have the upper hand in media, education, entertainment, government, social organizations and law. They are moving to overtake the military and the church is under assault from within and without.

Just like the generation that arose after the death of Joshua, the next generation will have lost perhaps 95 percent if not more of its foundational beliefs about homosexuality.  The idea or the concept of homosexuality as a sin has been largely erased and replaced with a dizzying mix of cultural lies, scientific repositioning and religious relativism.

Will this generation know God?

While Joshua’s generation lived, the memory of God’s mighty works in their midst remained fresh. And God was worshipped and obeyed. Joshua’s generation was the generation who, by God’s grace, had defeated the Amalekites, had crossed the Jordan River on dry ground, had seen Jericho’s walls  fall down, and for whom even the sun itself had stood still. How tragic that when Joshua’s generation died off, two things died with them. One was the memory of the God who had done so many spectacular miracles and the other was their obedience and remembrance of the law of God.

It wasnt that Joshua’s generation intentionally dropped the ball. But they lacked a purpose to pass on to the next generation what made them unique among all the peoples of the earth.

People of God this passage in Judges reflects what we are facing today if we do not pass on the knowledge of God, his word and his commandments to the next generation. The message is clear: when you forget the mighty acts of God, when  you stop worshiping Him, its inevitable that you will fall into the practice of merging our beliefs with whatever is prevalent in the culture around us. In the end, we worship our own idols and even ourselves because we have forgotten God and his law.

Touch your neighbor and tell them don’t forget God, and don’t forget his law. Tell your child don’t forget God and don’t forget his law. Look at your homeboy and your bff and tell them don’t forget God and don’t forget his law. Now tell yourself don’t forget God and don’t forget his law.

Seven things
There are seven things God wants this generation to know about homosexuality:
1. God does not change Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not
2. God’s word will not change Ps 119:89
3. Homosexuality is the opposite of holiness is what God requires 1 Thess 4:7
4. Homosexuality produces death (James 1:14,15)
5. The acceptance of homosexuality is a sign of God’s judgment upon us
6. Contextually, homosexuality is no more or less of a sin than any other. 1 Cor 6:9
7. The solution for homosexuality is the same as it is for all other sin. Mark 1:15

Hebrews 9:22 says, “Without shedding of blood there is no remission.”  I John 1:7 tells us that “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.” God, in choosing the cleansing agent for our sins, chose the very best that He had, the blood of His own Son. It is by the precious blood of our Lord, that we are cleansed from all of our sins. Revelation 1:5 says, “To Him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” Yes, it is only by the blood of our Lord Jesus washes away the sin and stain of homosexuality.

Thank God for the blood. It reaches to the highest mountain and it flows to the lowest valley.
There is a fountain  filled with blood which flows from Emanuels veins; sinners can still plunge beneath its flood and lose all their guilty stains.
I can’t answer for you today but for me the blood that gives me strength from day to day will never, ever, never, never lose its power.

Let's talk about hate

Look around you and if you haven’t noticed, everybody is talking about love.  People adore it, idolize it, romanticize it, sing about it and write best selling books about it. But what about hate? Why is hate treated like the bubonic plague, like some alien concept no human being should ever be associated with? Why is love treated as the great uniter, while hate is seen as the great divider?  Perhaps the only time you publicly hear about hate is when the homosexual movement and its hypocritical allies are in serial screed mode screaming “thou shalt not hate” at the rest of the world.

In contrast, the contemporary church and in particular the image whores who psychobabble on Christian television every week would NEVER talk about hate because it would ruin their carefully manicured images of love and acceptance.

But what does the Bible teach about hate? Are we allowed or even expected  to hate certain things and certain people? Does God hate people? Is all hate a sin? You’d be surprised to find out that hate has gotten a bad rap by bible haters.

Have you noticed that while those who continuously call for “NO H8” and put silver tape around their mouths then take model shots don’t have a problem showing their hate and disdain for truth and those who advocate for the truth about homosexuality? Remember the popular bumper sticker  —“Hate is not a family value”— that the political inclusionistas sported when the nation was debating a constitutional amendment against same sex marriage? It generally was put on a gay rainbow flag background so there was no mistaking who the so-called “hate” was being directed at. And the unspoken inference was that homosexual “love” was a family value  Proponents contended that people “hated” homosexuals because they feared what they didnt understand. If that logic is good for one side, shouldn’t it be applicable for the other? The reason homosexuals hate and fear the truth is because they don”t understand it.

Because people use the word hate in ways that seem only to benefit their presuppositions, it has spawned all types of language weapons such as: “hate crimes”, “hate speech” and the dreaded “homophobia”.

Desplendering hate

Truth is we live in a world system that misunderstands and misapplies hate primarily because they misunderstand God and his word. Jesus said,  “The world will hate you because they hated me” (Mt 10:22, Mark 13:13, Luke 21:17, John 15:18).  And isn’t it interesting that he used the word hate, not dislike. And isn’t it interesting that he said the world would never love us because we identify with and tell HIS truth?  The world eschews hate only when its to their benefit to do so.

Hate has various uses and definitions which must be applied appropriately if we are to have an honest conversation about it.

Its impossible to list all the shades, variations and nuances of hate.  Like legion, they are many. Some hate is morally neutral while some hate is morally sinful. For  example, I can say that I hate cole slaw (and I really do) and no one would blink an eye. But if I said I hate Barak Obama (and I don’t), some people would be ready to call the secret service. Some hate causes people to stay away from dangerous things while some hate causes people to commit dangerous acts.

Thus, not all hate is wrong. The variations of hate can fall into one of the following three main categories:

1. Relative preference/consideration or judgment of one thing over another. No man can serve two masters, he will love the one and hate the other (Matt 6:24)
2. Malicious and/or unjustifiable feelings against another whether innocent of guilty.
3. an extreme aversion towards that which is evil or the acts of people which are considered evil

Its always wrong to hate people (whether their actions are right or wrong) but its never wrong to hate the actions of people which God has said are sinful. That’s a perfect place to segue to loving people and hating sin.

True or false?: Love the sinner, hate the sin

You have heard it many times before that we should love the sinner, hate the sin. Perhaps you have said it yourself. Personally, I put that statement in the same category as “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”. Both are trite cliches and I hate them, however both are true in context.

We may all have our opinions about what constitutes hate and what should or should not be allowed, but what does God say and are we willing to accept what he says?

“Through thy precepts [God’s Word] I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:104)

David’s words form the foundation and orientation for how and what we should hate. We do not have unfettered liberty to hate as it is closely confined to only “what God hates”. And here we discover that God hates every false way. How do we determine what is a false way? The only way to determine what is a false way is to compare it to God’s true way as stated in his word. We know homosexuality is a false way because God did not create the male and female and tell them to find someone of the same gender and have sex with them. That simply does not exist. Thus, all sexual activities that are outside of what God commanded and blessed are false ways and false roads. We know where a false road leads to.  And we have liberty to hate them as he does.

Yet, we must be careful that our hate is not prejudicial or motivated by personal vendettas apart from God. The scriptures are clear on that.

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15

Such hatred is malicious and does not reflect the divine nature rather it reflects the nature of satan. John frames his words with the story of Cain and Abel who represent humanity.

Hating the deeds of the sinner is well within the realm of our biblical responsibilities. It is not a sin. If it was then Jesus himself sinned. In Revelation 2:6, he praised the church at Ephesus for “hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I hate also”.

The deeds of the Nicolaitans have been seen as any teaching that would enslave others to false teaching. False teachers and their false teachings enslave others and the Lord Jesus Christ hates that! As David said in Psalm 119, we should hate every false way.

Its important to note that Christ didnt say he hated the Nicolaitans, but their deeds (actions). Our posture towards sin (even in us) should be antagonistic. To attempt to coexist with what God hates is dangerous for the spirit. Already we have seen the devastating effects of what happens when the church embraces and tolerates what God hates.  God hates and it is not a contradiction of his love essence.

Do some people actually hate homosexuals? Of course they do. They are full of sin and hating people is a product of that sin. Do some homosexuals hate people? Of course they do and in addition to their sexual immorality, they too are full of sin and hate is a product of sin.

But as followers of Jesus Christ, we should hate what he hates and only love what he loves. He hates all sin and loves all people. Everything we do should be motivated by love of God, his Word and God’s plan for humanity.

Share your thoughts about hate and the bible in the comment section.

Why I believe homosexuality IS a sin

In its section called the Dialogue Corner, the Chicago-based African American Lectionary has posted a series of compelling essays on sexuality .

“The first issue that we decided to address is Sexuality. To do so we invited a diverse group of writers to provide articles on topics including: Working to Connect Religion, Black Bodies, and Sexuality: What Black Churches Should Know; Homosexuality; The Down Low Phenomenon; Talking to Gay Teens—What Should the Church Say; Why I Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin; Ways Pastors Can Dialogue with Churches about Homosexuality; Why Some Black Churches Demonize Members of the GLBT Community; and Why I Believe Homosexuality Is Not a Sin.”

One of those is my original writing entitled “Why I believe homosexuality IS a sin”. The reason the “is” is emphasized because a counter argument was written by Valerie Elverton Dixon,Phd an “independent scholar” from Montclair, NJ.

Read Why I believe homosexuality is a sin by DL Foster

Read Why I believe homosexuality is not a sin by Valerie Dixon

Who makes a more compelling argument? Whose argument is more biblically sound?

Alert!:Sodomy Revival Among USA Teens

By Shofarsound

Alert! Alert! Alert! Sodomy Revival Among USA Teens.

Churches tell your teenagers to flee Babylon and its plagues! Christian teens make your “Exodus” out of Babylon now! Don’t look back to Sodom/Babylon like Lot’s wife!

Lil WayneThere is a revival of sodomy going in our country, especially among our teens. Young people are being deceived by Satan to participate in other methods of premarital sex outside of vaginal intercourse.  As if premarital sex in itself wasn’t bad enough.  Which other methods am I speaking of?  Oral and anal sex.   Some girls believe that by participating in these other forms of sex they are maintaining their virginity.   Deceived by the lies of the devil, they honestly believe they are keeping themselves “pure”.  Unfor­tunately, they don’t realize that they’ve defiled themselves along with their male counterparts.  Proverbs 14:12 says, “ There is a way that which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Where does sodomy originate from? It originates from pagan idol worship. In the Bible primarily sodomy was among the worship of Baal.  Male and female prostitutes committed acts of sodomy as a form of worship to Baal. Sodomy was widely practiced by the peo­ple dwelling in Canaan.  The American Heritage Dictionary de­fines sodomy as,  “anal or oral copulation of one male with an­other, anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex, and copulation with an animal.”  The book of Leviticus tells us that the practice of man with a man (sodomy), and bestiality (sodomy/ sleeping with animals) among other things were forbidden by Yah­weh. Jewish law bans all acts of sex outside of intercourse between husband and wife.  This includes masturbation, anal sex, oral sex, and intercourse of unmarried people in Israel. In the music industry you have several prophets and evangelist of Baal and sodomy.

Several years ago rap artist 50 Cent had a song called “Candy Shop”.   He also had another song he did with Lil’ Kim called “Magic Stick.”

He also had another song he did with Lil’ Kim called “Magic Stick.”   Both songs  glorify a woman having oral sex, or committing sodomy, with a man.  The latest prophet and evangelist of sodomy is popular a New Orleans  rapper named  Lil’ Wayne. He had a  hit song called “Lollipop in 2008.”  This song makes ref­erences to a woman giving a man oral sex, and vice versa. Imagine a young person who listens to the lyrics of this song day and night.  Its the opposite of Joshua 1:8!  Instead of meditating on the law or the Lord,  s/he is meditating day and night on oral sex, lust, perver­sion, and fornication. By meditating on the song “Lollipop”, any young person is going to fail at living holy, being  righteous, sub­mitting to the voice of the Holy Ghost which is able to keep them from falling into sexual immorality (Jude 24). When young people begin to sing along or listen to the lyrics of “Lollipop” they are letting Lil’ Wayne prophesy oral sex (a curse of sodomy) into their life.  Proverbs 18:21 tells us death and life is in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

What Lil’ Wayne won’t tell in his song is that oral sex can lead into sexually transmitted diseases of herpes, chlamydia, gonor­rhea, syphilis, and human pappilloma virus (HPV). Doctors have now found that HPV causes cancer of the throat.  And what do you know?  There is now a rise in the number of young men with throat cancer resulting from heterosexual and homosexual oral sex.  Physicians are now recommending that not just girls and young women receive the vaccine for HPV, but are asking the gov­ernment’s permission to start giving the vaccine shot to boys. Doc­tors say that if the current trends continue within the next ten years there maybe more oral cancers in the United States caused by HPV than tobacco or alcohol.

Lil’ Wayne is not only a prophet of sodomy, but a prophet of death.  The type of lifestyle he raps about is a “death style”, that leads to diseases, death (Romans 6:23) and eternal separation from God.

Some churches they promote “virginity pledges” among their young people to wait and have sex until marriage.  Unfortunately, many of these program do not work for the following reasons: 1. They don’t promote sanctification, holiness, and transformation of the mind and  2. They lack the proper teaching of taking a vow onto the Lord.  If you take a vow unto the Lord you must keep it. Going through a nice virginity pledge ceremony and receiving a pledge ring doesn’t ward off temptation and demonic influence[here ,here, here].  Most kids that go through these pledges don’t keep them and unfortunately, most attempt to find loopholes of avoiding vaginal intercourse by engaging in anal and oral sex(sodomy). This is the  deception of them thinking that they are maintaining there virginity by not engaging in vaginal intercourse. However, using anal and oral sex as alternatives causes these teens to become new converts of sodomy, thus becoming sodomites instead of saints.

Anal sex opens a person up to anal cancer, HPV, chlamydia, hepa­titis, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV.  Both acts of sodomy (anal and oral sex) make a young person susceptible to disease and expose him or her to unclean perverse spirits that form a sexual stronghold in their life.  Sodomy can possibly damage young peo­ple throughout their adult life if they don’t get delivered through the “blood of Jesus Christ.”

Unfortunately parents don’t teach or talked to their kids about sex and the majority of churches don’t teach the youth about sex.  Most learn about sex through friends, videos, television, music, internet, sex education in school, and pornography.  Don’t let Lil’ Wayne or any other entertainer teach your young people about sex.  But let us be the ones who tell them that that the right type of sex is not dirty, but beautiful and wonderful between a husband and his wife.

We have to turn our young people from the “gospel of sodomy” to the true gospel of Jesus Christ.  We must turn sodomites to saints through repentances from anal and oral sex. Our kids in these days have to be taught the difference between unholy and holy, and the unclean versus the clean (Leviticus 10:10-11).

Parents be vigilant (1 Peter 5:8) with your kids!  Establish and maintain open and honest communication with them.  Check out their Myspace and Facebook pages and check to see if the content is of a sexual nature.  Find out what CDs they listen to and/or the songs they download to their ipods.  What are their favorite videos on Youtube?  Pray in your children’s rooms and anoint it.  Ask the Holy Ghost to lead and guide you to know if they’re involved in sex­ual promiscuity. We must fight a good fight to make sure that this generation is walking in the victory of sexual purity. We are all in a serious spiritual war for the souls of our young people.  We must make sure that they will receive eternal life instead of eternal dam­nation.

Another Jesus?: a false christ by any other name

By brdavision

Wrong belief has always been a folly of man. From the moment Eve heard these words “Ye, shall not surely die.” and believed them, till now, man has been consumed with believing a lie. That lie destroyed our relationship with God, and also cursed this earth that we live on. Why was Eve deceived? Because she was tempted by the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

But God in His infinite wisdom always had a plan to bring us back to Him. Jesus Christ: His one and only begotten son. John 3:16 Jesus delighted to do the will of  Father as the scriptures declared: “Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offerings and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:6-8

Jesus provided THE bridge for man to get back to God. In the dirty cess pool of false teaching that message of redemption by the death of Christ on the cross is often lost and deemed obsolete. People want to hear how they can prosper and be healthy and rich now.

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:4 Jesus also said: “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:23-25

These false christs, that Jesus was speaking about are here right now. They may be called by other names to hide their true identity, but a false christ is a false christ no matter what the name. Each false movement has its own false doctrine, false teachers and made to order false christ. And you can always tell a false christ by checking their birth certificates.

Word of Faith leaders claim that Jesus did not pay for your sins on the cross. They claim that after he died on the cross, He went into hell and was under the authority of satan and his demons for three days. They also claim He was tortured and paid the cost for our sins in hell. Then, on the third day, God called out and said “That is enough!” then Jesus regained His deity and rose from the dead.

What’s the big deal you ask? This is a false belief! Christ paid the cost of sin on the cross not in hell. This is a distorted view of Christ, and a very dangerous one at that. Because its covered up by the word of faith vomit.

Word of faith teachers tell their followers that they can speak into existence whatever they want and as long as they believe it, God will do it. They completely remove sovereignty from God, and give it to man who now becomes self centered instead of God centered. God is then downgraded to a genie or farie Godfather. John MacArthur explained that these false teachers are giving the people exactly what satan offers. The pride of Life, the lust of the eyes, and the Lust of the Flesh.

This is why the ministry of warning is one of such importance. People, even the very elect, are being deceived. God poured His full wrath out on Jesus on the cross for all sins. Even the ones that hadn’t been committed yet.

When Jesus had completely paid the entire cost of sin on the cross He said: “It is finished.” John 19:30 The cost of sin had been paid and there was nothing else that needed to be done. God’s justice had been served and now we could be justified by our faith.

Then Jesus said: “Father into thine hand I commend my spirit…” Luke 23:46 This completely eradicates the word of faith doctrine belief that Jesus went to hell to be tortured for the sins of humanity. Jesus went to the place where all dead souls go called Sheol/Hades. Which had two sides, one side for the righteous and another side for the wicked. Read Luke 16:19-31

The Rich man, after he died, opened His eyes in hell or Sheol/Hades. The bibles clearly states he was being tormented. Lazarus however was seen in Abraham’s bosom, also know as Paradise. Remember the dialog between Jesus and the theif on the cross? “And he (the thief) said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43

Now 1 John 1:7-9 says: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” If Jesus supposedly paid for our sins in hell then we are still guilty of sin. Why? Because Jesus’ physical body stayed here on earth and went into a tomb after the crucifixion.

The bible says: “This man (Joseph of Arimathaea) went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.” Luke 23:52-53. Jesus’ Spirit is what went into Sheol/Hades, if He was tortured how could blood come from a spirit? That’s not possible! The blood from Jesus was shed on the cross of Calvary. There, and only there was our true redemption purchased.

Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6 Those who believe in a false Christ are still in danger of going to hell. That’s why we must stand boldly and contend for the faith. There are many souls at risk!

5 ways to identify false Teachers:

1. Test their lifestyle.
2. Test their character.
3. Test their doctrine.
4. Test their influence.
5. Test their prophecies.