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July 14, 2010

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If you have not yet believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior. I would like you to know, that Jesus Christ had you personally in his mind when he went to the cross. And that every sin that you have ever committed, (past, present, and future), was poured out on him and judged, while he was hanging on the cross. And this means that, where you are sitting right now, you can have eternal life, simply by believing in Jesus Christ. . .

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“Whosoever believes in me will not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jn 3:15

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jn 3:16

“He that believes on him is not condemned, but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Jn 3:18

“He that believes the Son has everlasting life, and he that believes not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” Jn 3:36

“And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one that which sees the Son, and believes on him, will have everlasting life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”Jn 6:40

“Truly I say unto you, he that believes on me, has everlasting life.” Jn 6:47

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17 indisputable facts found in the book of 1st JOHN chapter 1.

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Fact # 1.

When we confess our sins to God, he “cleanses” us of “all” our unrighteousness. (personal sins)

* 1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Fact # 2.

When we are “cleansed”, we are said to be “walking in the light”, and while we are walking in the light, we are in fellowship with God.

Light = Fellowship.

* 1Jn 1:7 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 cleanses us from all sin.

Fact # 3.

In this “light”, we are NOT in “darkness”. In other words, when we are “NOT” cleansed, we are “in darkness”. Darkness = “ NO FELLOWSHIP” with God.

* 1Jn 1:5,6 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Vs 6: If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not know the truth:

Fact # 4.

While we are “cleansed” we are in “fellowship” with God.

Cleansing + Light = Fellowship

* 1Jn 1:7 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 cleanses us from all sin.

Fact # 5.

If we think we are in “fellowship” with God, but have “unconfessed” personal sins in our soul, we are,” lying to ourselves”. And, we don’t understand the “doctrine of fellowship”, or the “doctrine of confession”.

* 1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not know the truth.

Fact # 6.

If we believe that we have not committed any personal sins, we are “deceiving ourselves”. And do not know the “doctrine of the Old Sin Nature”.

* 1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Fact # 7.

God cannot have “fellowship” with sin.

*1Jn 1:5b. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Fact # 8.

The only way to have “fellowship” with God, is to “confess” your personal sins to him.

*1Jn 1:9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Fact # 9.

After we confess our sins… the very next sin we commit, we relinquish our fellowship, and return back to darkness. Therefore we need to confess that sin to God, in order to regain “fellowship” with him.

Fellowship + personal sin = darkness.

Darkness + confession = fellowship.

NOTE: This is a daily process.

*1Jn 1:7,9 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.

9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Fact # 10.

The purpose of this information, ( 1Jn 1 ), is so that we can learn how to get into “fellowship” with God. The only way to have perfect happiness.

*1Jn 1:3,4 That which we have seen and heard we declare unto you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. Vs: 4, And these things we write unto you, that your joy may be full.

Fact # 11.

The Apostle John received this information directly from Jesus Christ himself, while he was here on earth.

*1Jn 1:3,5 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. Vs: 5, This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Fact # 12.

The Greek word for the verb “cleanse” is Katharizo.

Its definition is:

“to make clean”, “to purify”, “to cleanse us of personal sins”.

Fact # 13.

The Greek word for the noun “Light” is Phos.

Its definition is:

“illumination”, “enlightenment”, “spiritual light”,

“the nature of God”.

Fact # 14.

The Greek word for the noun “Darkness” is, Skotos.

Its definition is:

“spiritual darkness”, “absence of spiritual light”

“no enlightenment”.

Fact # 15.

The Greek word for the verb “confess”, is Homologeo.

Its definition is: “to acknowledge”, “to admit”,

“to name a offence”, “to cite a case”, “to confess”.

NOTE: “To confess your sins” does “NOT” mean to

“ask God for forgiveness”. Nowhere in the bible does it tell us to “ask for forgiveness”.

AGAIN: Nowhere in the bible does it tell us to “ask God to forgive us of our sins”!! God simply requires us to

” name each sin to him”, and then he will forgive us of them. 1Jn 1:9. He then will remember them no more. Heb 8:12 .

Also, he casts them away as far as the East is from the West. Ps 103:12

God literally “forgives, and forgets” confessed personal sins. Ish 43:25

Fact # 16.

The Greek word for the noun “fellowship” is, Koinonia. Its definition is: “communion”, or “sharing in common”, “face to face relationship”.

Fact # 17

When we name our sins to God, he purifies our souls of personal sins, and places us into face to face “Fellowship” with himself. When we are in face to face “fellowship” with him, we are said to be “walking in the light”. 1Jn 1:7 God himself is “in the light”.

*1Jn 1:7 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 cleanses us from all sin.

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Plenary verbal inspiration

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The Scriptures in the original languages of  Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, both Old and New Testaments, are the plenary, verbally inspired Word of God. “Plenary” means that the entirety of Scripture is equally and fully revealed and inspired by God. “Verbal” refers to the principle of inerrancy, that inspiration extends to each and every word. Inspiration means “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16) and means that the Bible is God’s complete and connected thought to mankind (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:16–17; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12–13). God the Holy Spirit so supernaturally directed the human writers of scripture, that without waiving their human intelligence, vocabulary, individuality, literary style, personality, personal feelings, or any other human factor, His complete and coherent message to mankind was recorded with perfect accuracy in the original languages of Scripture, the very words bearing the authority of divine authorship. Therefore the Bible is the final authority in all matters about which it speaks. Further, we believe the Bible is to be interpreted in a normal and literal way consistent with the historical, grammatical principle of hermeneutics under the filling of God the Holy Spirit (John 10:35; Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:14-16)

Trinity

There is one God, who is sovereign, righteous, just, eternal, love, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, immutable, veracious, merciful, good, infinite, and gracious in His essence. He exists in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three persons of the Godhead are co-equal and co-eternal and co-infinite. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3–5; John 10:30; Psalm 22:1; Matthew 3:16; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Genesis 48:15–16, 2 Samuel 23:2-3; Genesis 1:26.

God the Father

God the Father is the first person of the Godhead. He is the Father, architect, and planner of all creation (Malachi 2:10; Acts 17:29; Jeremiah 33:27; 1 Corinthians 8:6). He is the Father of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (Psalm 103:13; Galatians 3:26) but not the Father of unbelievers (John 8:42-44). The relationship between God the Father and God the Son did not have a beginning but has existed from eternity past. The Father’s character is revealed to us in the person of Christ (John 8:58; 17:5, 24; 20:17). The Father and the Son are co-equal and co-eternal in essence. The Son voluntarily submitted Himself to the Father’s plan so there could be a savior for mankind (1 Corinthians 8:6). The Father is the Supreme Person of the universe (Hebrews 6:13). He has absolute will and does whatever He pleases (Isaiah 55:11, 56:4, 42:21, Psalm 115:3, 135:6, 1 Corinthians 1:21; Colossians 1:19; Hebrews 11:5; Ephesians 1:5, 9). It pleased the Father to send the Son to die as a spiritual substitute for the sins of the human race (John 3:16–18). The Father was propitiated by the Son’s impeccable sacrifice on the cross (Romans 3:25). Those who accept the Son and His work on their behalf enter into the family of God at the instant of faith in Christ. Through this the Father brings many sons into glory and glorifies the Godhead (Romans 8:14, 19; Galatians 4:5–6, Hebrews 2:10; 1 John 3:2).

God the Son

God the Son (Jesus Christ) is co-equal, co-eternal, and co-infinite with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit; He possesses the same divine attributes as the Father and the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son, agreed to the incarnation in order to glorify the Father and redeem mankind from the slave market of sin. The Son (undiminished Deity) united with perfect humanity (Hebrews 10:5) to become Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 1:21–25). The humanity of Jesus Christ was concieved by God the Holy Spirit when the Spirit enabled the virgin Mary to conceive apart from procreation (Luke 1:35). His conception was supernatural and thus Jesus did not have a human father. Due to this He did not possess Adam’s sinful nature and did not receive the imputation of Adam’s original sin. The Son’s nature was such that He was true, sinless humanity and undiminished deity united in one person forever (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18–25; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5–9). We believe that He voluntarily restricted the independent use of His divine attributes while on earth in order to rely strictly upon the Holy Spirit’s power for His spiritual life and power for some miracles. In this way He was victorious over Satan and the world system using the Spirit’s power in order to defeat His enemies and show us how we should live by means of the Spirit. Thus he set the precedent for the unique spiritual life of the Church Age. Jesus is the One and only Savior of the world and to gain eternal life one must place their faith alone in Him alone for salvation (Acts 4:12; 16:32; John 3:16, 36).

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal and co-eternal and co-infinite with the Father and the Son. As God He possesses the same divine attributes as the Father and the Son. His ministry is to convict the world concerning the sin of unbelief, the absolute righteousness of God, and the judgment of Christ as our substitute (John 16:8–11). The Spirit is the agent of regeneration, sanctification, and comfort to those who believe in Jesus Christ (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit is a person just as the Father and Son are persons. He indwells all believers of the present church age. By Him all believers are baptized into the body of Christ and He seals them until the day of redemption. It is the duty of every believer to be filled with the Spirit through confession of sin (1 John 1:9) and thus fulfill the command to be “filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18) and “walk by the Spirit” (Gal. 5:18).

Fall and Depravity of Mankind

The human soul was created in the image of God. The image of God refers to the reflection of His divine essence. Man’s image reflects God’s image in his immaterial makeup. Adam sinned willfully against God’s command not to eat of the forbidden tree and died spiritually. Mankind instantly became separated from God and unable to fellowship with Him (Genesis 3:18–19; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:12). All human beings inherit a sin nature which has been genetically passed down through the male since Adam. To this sin nature is imputed Adam’s original sin (Romans 3:23; 5:12) and each person is therefore born physically alive and spiritually dead. This describes the depravity of all mankind. Man, controlled by the sin nature, wants independence from God. God condemns mankind and will bring him to judgment (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11–15). God is fair and offers mankind an alternative through the sacrifice of His Son. Adam and the woman accepted the coats of skins from the hand of the Lord in Genesis 3:21. The shedding of animal (lamb, sheep, goats) blood pictured the future spiritual substitutionary death of Christ on the cross. The couple’s faith in the promised, future Savior as expressed through the sacrifices enabled them to receive the free gift of eternal life. This became the pattern of recovery for all of mankind. Each individual must personally accept the Savior in order to be removed from judgment (John 3:36). Eternal salvation today is based on believing that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for your sins. At the instant of faith in Christ, when the individual realizes that it is by faith alone in only Christ’s work on the cross, each believer is justified, regenerated, and receives eternal life. (Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:16, 18, 36; John 20:31; Acts 4:12).

Christ Our Spiritual Substitute

The Lord Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father to pay the penalty for all human sin, make provision for all of mankind to be delivered from spiritual death and certain judgment. Jesus came to redeem mankind (1 Peter 1:18–19) through His efficacious, spiritual, substitutionary death on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21–24; Isaiah 53:10–12). In the Hebrew of Isaiah 53:9 and the Greek of Col. 2:12 two deaths are mentioned:

His grave was assigned with wicked men Yet He was with a rich man in His DEATHS, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth. Is 53:9

The first death of the Savior was spiritual as darkness descended upon the cross and the Father poured out our sins upon Him and then judged Him. The great violence of this activity was hidden from the eyes of all He suffered alone in the darkness. Upon completion of His work He said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). The work for our reconciliation was completed. The door was open for anyone to believe in Him and gain eternal life for He died for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2). He paid for our sins while still physically alive. He then dismissed His own spirit to the Father (John 10:17–18; Luke 23:46) and died physically. When the soldiers came to break His legs they found Him dead. His spiritual work on the cross paid for the sins of the world and there is no work that mankind can do to add to His work or take away from it. All that we have to do is believe in Him as our personal Savior to receive eternal life (Romans 5:9; 1 Peter 1:18–19).

Resurrection of Christ

The bodily, physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave; his bodily and physical ascension into heaven and His session which means He is seated at the right hand of God the Father during the present Church Age. He is currently the interceding High Priest and Advocate for all Church Age believers. (1 Peter 3:18; Acts 1:9–11; 1 Corinthians 15:1–4, Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1–2; Romans 8:34)

Dispensations

Dispensations are distinct administrations of God in human history in which the purpose of God is revealed through divine revelation. Human history is a sequence of divine administrations each having unique characteristics, as well as certain functions in common with other ages. God administers through delegated authority in each dispensation. Each designated authority, such as Israel in the Age of Israel and the Church in the Church Age, is to teach the gospel and explain God’s purpose and will to mankind (Romans 3:2; Acts 15:14; Ephesians 3:2). The essence of dispensationalism is a consistent distinction between God’s plan and purposes for Israel and his plan and purpose for the Church; a literal, plain system of interpretation applied to every area of Scripture, and an understanding that all of human history has the glory of God as its ultimate purpose. We reject the development known as Progressive Dispensationalism.

Rapture of the Church

The personal, bodily, physical return of Jesus Christ in the clouds for His bride, the Church (Titus 2:11–14). He will return before the seven year tribulation period also known as “Daniel’s Seventieth Week” or “Jacob’s Trouble.” He will appear in the clouds and the church will rise to meet Him in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:13-15). His return is imminent, “at any moment,” for no prophecy need be fulfilled prior to His return. The rapture is said to occur in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:51–54), during which time the bodies of all spiritually born again believers will be changed into resurrection bodies and the dead in Christ shall rise first followed by the living believers. All unbelievers will remain on the earth to go into the tribulation period. Because Christ delivers His church at the rapture no believer will ever experience, participate in, or suffer any part or portion of the tribulation period (Revelation 3:10).

Tribulation

The last seven years of the Age of Israel is called the tribulation. It begins after the rapture of the church when the Antichrist signs a peace treaty with the nation Israel. This age is characterized as a time of judgment upon unbelievers (Revelation 5–19). Mankind has rebelled against the Lord and refused to accept Jesus Christ as the Savior therefore God’s wrath begins to be poured out immediately after the rapture. The tribulation is also called the seventieth week of Daniel (Daniel 9:27, Jeremiah 30:7) and the time of Jacob’s trouble (Matthew 24:15–21, Revelation 6:1–19) since it is also a time of judgment upon Israel.

Eternal Security

Anyone who accepts the free gift of salvation through faith alone in Christ alone receives eternal life at the point of faith or belief. As a child of God (John 1:12), member of the royal family of God and royal priest (I Peter 2:5–7, 9) each believer is eternally secure in Christ. At no time can a believer loose his salvation by irresponsible behavior, or any sin of the mind, speech, and behavior. Eternal security is based upon God’s hold on us, not our hold upon Him (John 10:28–29; Jude 24). Since we are saved by faith it is an act of God’s grace to give eternal life (Ephesians 2:8–9; Titus 3:5). Therefore, it is God’s responsibility to keep us in His love in which He is absolutely capable (Romans 8:38–39). Even if we fall away into sin and deny our salvation, the Lord cannot deny us our salvation although He will deny us rewards (2 Timothy 2:11–13). Believers are assigned titles such as “holy”, “beloved”, and “elect” to indicate their eternal security in Christ (Colossians 3:12; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8–20).

Satan and the Fallen Angels

Satan is real and a literal enemy of God. His former name was Lucifer (Isaiah 14). He rebelled against God by claiming to have a better plan for the angels (Isaiah 14:12–14). His rebellion is the basis for the ongoing angelic conflict between God and His elect angels and Satan and his fallen angels (demons). Satan tempted man in the Garden of Eden and enticed Adam and Ishah (later renamed Eve) to sin. Through their fall Satan gained rulership of the world. He is called the prince and power of the air (Ephesians 2:1–4). He has been given a limited time by God to prove that his plan is superior to God’s plan. If he fails, and he will, he is destined to the lake of fire which was created for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). He will be judged and cast into the lake of fire to suffer for all eternity (Revelation 20:1–10). In the meantime he is loose on earth and is the father of evil and all rebellion against God. He seeks to control nations in order to promote his concept of a perfect world where he is god and receives the worship of mankind. He will not be bound until the time of Christ’s future Millennial Kingdom.

Judgment

We believe in the separate, bodily, physical, resurrection of the dead. The justified ones (believers) will go to the Judgment Seat of Christ at the Rapture to receive their rewards (Romans 14:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18, 1 Corinthians 3:11–16). They will spend eternity with the Lord with no more tears, no more sorrow, and no pain (Revelation 21:4—22:9) in a state of rejoicing and peace.

On the other hand, the unbelievers will be gathered at the end of the Millennium at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11–15). Since their names do not appear in the Book of Life, they will have to stand on their own works. Their works will not be an adequate substitute for faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness so they will be condemned and cast into the lake of fire where they will spend eternity in agony. (Revelation 19:20; 20:15).

Water Baptism

Immersion is the only method of baptism taught and commanded in the Scriptures. While it is an important ritual, it has no saving or delivering or sanctifying power. As a ritual it portrays the believer’s new position in Christ and his belief in his own future bodily resurrection. Spiritual rebirth is necessary before water baptism is to be performed.

When a believer is taken into the water he is publicly identifying himself with the death and burial of Christ. When he comes up out of the water he is identifying with the resurrection of Christ and his own future bodily resurrection.

Communion Service

The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of Christ’s spiritual substitutionary death on the cross in payment for our sins. This is the basis for mankind’s reconciliation with God (1 Corinthians 11:23–25, 2 Corinthians 5:17–21). Believers are to partake of the elements of communion which are unleavened bread and and wine (non fermented grape juice may be substituted). Communion is a time when Christians remember the cross of Christ, as well as express their faith and positive volition to God in worship, also as a time of intimate fellowship with God.

The unleavened bread symbolizes the perfect sinless humanity of Christ who was tempted in all ways but was without sin. He never went against the Father’s will at any time and therefore arrived at the cross sinless. The cup symbolizes the last three hours of Christ’s spiritual substitutionary sufferings as He bore our sins and was judged by the Father (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21–24, Isaiah 53:10–12). The unleavened bread and the cup are “symbols” of these things and never actually become the physical body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Local Church

The local church is the pillar and ground for all church age doctrines (I Timothy 3:15).The local church is a body of called out believers in Christ who assemble for teaching and fellowship with God which consists in prayer and the Lord’s Table (Acts 2:42). The local church is to protect the Word of God through sound bible based teaching. The local church is also the base from which missionaries are sent forth to teach the gospel (Acts 1:8, 20:1ff, Hebrews 10:25). Paul and his team were missionaries sent out to preach the gospel (Galatians 1:2, I Corinthians 1:2, Ephesians 1:1, Philippians 1:1, Acts 13-28). We believe the Bible teaches that the offices of Pastor-Teacher and Deacons are to be filled by males only. We do not believe in females holding the position of pastor or deacon. Any other office in the church may be held by an appointed man or woman. ( I Timothy 3:1-16, Acts 6, I Timothy 2:12, Ephesians 4:11-16, Acts 20, Titus 1:6-9, I Peter 5:1-5, Revelation 2-3). The moderator of all business meetings will be the chairman of the Board of Deacons. The head of the Board is the Pastor-Teacher and he appoints deacons as the congregation makes known their candidates. He seeks to appoint men of integrity and who are trustworthy based upon their past performance, attendance in prayer and Bible classes, enthusiasm about the ministry and reputation among the congregation members. The Pastor-Teacher shall work with the Deacons in the decision making processes required to keep the ministry operating.

Universal Church

The universal church to be the body of spiritually born again believers in Christ. The universal church will become the bride of Christ at the Rapture (Ephesians 1:22-23,, 5:25-27, I Corinthians 12:12-14).

Separation

All believers are called into a life of biblical study and mental separation from the views of the world system. There is no agreement with the righteousness of God and the unrighteousness of the world, between God’s light and the world’s darkness, between belief and unbelief (2 Corinthians 6:11–14). Believers are to maintain spirituality by confession of sins (1 John 1:9) which enables the Holy Spirit to lead the believer into biblical truth. The believer submits to God and is able to reject Satanic viewpoint, human good, human arrogance, sin patterns, cults and religious trends (James 4:4; 1 John 2:15–17, Romans 6:13; 2 Timothy 2:3–4; 14–26; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; Hebrews 13:13; Romans 16:17–18; 2 Corinthians 6:11–12; Proverbs 1:10–19).

Spirituality

Spirituality is an absolute, and the believer is either spiritual or carnal at any given moment in time. One cannot be both spiritual and carnal simultaneously. When a believer confesses his sin(s) to God the Father then he is forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). The filling of the Spirit then occurs and the Spirit is then able to teach the believer the truths of the Word of God (Ephesians 5:18; Romans 5:5). The filling of the Spirit is not an emotional or ecstatic experience. It has nothing to do with speaking in tongues, seeing visions, or hearing voices. Rather, it is an absolute which is described in the Bible by synonyms such as “yield” (Romans 6:11-13), “confess” (1 John 1:9), “present” (Romans 6:13), “mortify yourselves” (Colossians 3:5), “strengthen the hands that hang down” (Hebrews 12:12), “walking in the light” (I John 1:7), “awake you that sleep” (Ephesians 5:14), and “judge yourselves” (1 Corinthians 11:31–32). All spiritual production in time depends upon the filling of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23). Love is a fruit of the Spirit and therefore true spirituality is described in 1 Corinthians 13.

Spiritual gifts

All spiritual gifts were given by Christ during His ascension (Ephesians 4:8) and that the Holy Spirit assigns as He desires (I Corinthians 12:13). There are temporary and permanent spiritual gifts. The temporary gifts ceased in 96 A.D. with the completion of the Canon of Scripture. The documentation for these ceasing of temporary gifts is found in I Corinthians 13:8 where the word “perfect” is in the neuter gender which refers to the completion of the Bible. In James 1:25 the Bible is referred to as the “perfect law of liberty”. The gifts that ceased were: Apostle, prophecy, wisdom, knowledge, miracles, healings, tongues, interpretation of tongues, distinguishing of spirits, and the gift of faith. Anyone claiming to have any or all of these gifts today is misinformed and into false doctrine. The permanent spiritual gifts still in use after A.D. 96 are: Evangelist, pastor-teacher, teacher, administration, exhortation, financier or giving, counseling or showing mercy, helps for men, helps for women. The purpose of these permanent gifts is to insure the cooperation and smooth function of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27–31; Romans 12).

Second Coming or Second Advent of Christ

The Second Coming of Christ will be seven literal years after the signing of the peace treaty or covenant between Israel and the antichrist (Zechariah 14:4–11; Matthew 24:15–25. 46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7–10, Revelation 20:6). He returns to set up His millennial kingdom upon the earth which was offered at the first advent but postponed due to rejection by the Jewish nation. Those believers who survive the Tribulation will enter into His kingdom and will rule the earth. Those who are unbelievers will be cast into Hades for 1000 years to await the Great White Throne Judgment.

Eternal State

The soul and human spirit of those who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation at death will immediately pass into His presence and remain there in conscious bliss until the resurrections. At the rapture, the dead church age believers will be joined with their resurrection bodies and then the living church age believers receive their resurrection bodies. At the second coming, the Tribulation and Old Testament believers receive their resurrection bodies. At the end of the Millennium the millennial believers receive their resurrection bodies (1 Corinthians 15:23–24, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23). All these believers will remain with the Lord throughout eternity in a state of happiness.

The unbelievers from all human history will be collected, judged at the Great White Throne judgment, and sentenced to the lake of fire where they will spend eternity in conscious agony. They will not be annihilated but will be punished in everlasting flames in complete separation from the glory and fellowship of the Lord. (Luke 16:19-26, 23:43; 2 Thessalonians 1:7–9, Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11–15)

The Responsibility of Believers

Each believer must grow in grace, doctrine and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The believer’s daily life must be consistent with the Lord’s plan and will. This brings glory to the Lord. (2 Peter 3:18).

Every believer is responsible to be an ambassador for Christ which means witnessing to the lost when the opportunity arises. (2 Corinthians 5:17–21). Every believer is a royal priest and therefore responsible to function in prayer for himself and others (1 Peter 2:5, 7, 9). The believer priest will offer spiritual sacrifices to the Lord in order to fulfill his priesthood (Hebrews 13:10–18).

Every believer is responsible to fulfill the laws of divine establishment, nationalism, and patriotism to his country. We are told to pay our taxes and uphold the laws of the land. (Romans 13:1–8; 1 Peter 2:13–20). Believers are told to be submissive to the government and laws of the land (1 Peter 2:13–20, I Timothy 2:1–2). In application to this principle we honor and respect the Constitution of the United States, the three branches of government, the laws of the land, and we pray for those who have promised to protect and serve the people of this land.

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……………List of Sins……………

*Mental Attitude Sins*  /    *Sins of the tongue*    /       *Overt Sins*

 

Arrogance                                Gossiping                          Murder

Fear                                        Lying                                Stealing

Worry                                      Blasphemy                        Disobedience

Anger                                      Perjury                             Violence

Guilt                                        Maligning                           Adultery

Bitterness                                 Boasting                           Rape

Hate                                        Criticism                            Incest

Revenge                                  Ridiculing                          Bestiality

Implacability                              Sarcasm                           Homosexuality

Jealousy                                   Cursing                             Pederasty

Approbation Lust                       Interrupting                      Voyeurism

Power Lust                               Whining                           Necrophilia

Money Lust                               Flattery                            Drunkenness

Insolence                                 Complaining                      Trespassing

Impatience                              Arguing                             Cheating

Prejudice                                 Excuse-Making                    Cowardice

Self-pity                                   Nagging                            Snooping

Self-righteousness                     Mocking                            Drug Abuse

Envy                                       Bickering                           Child Abuse

Selfishness                               Murmuring                         Extortion

Ingratitude                              Gloating                            Treason

Disrespect                                                                       Revenge

Stubbornness                                                                  Gluttony

Irresponsibility

Thoughtlessness

Resentment

Aggravation

Frustration

Strife

Discontention

Faithlessness

Deceitfulness

Impoliteness

Religiosity

Vindictiveness

Panic

Irreconcilable difference

Adultery Mt 5:28

Judging Mt 7:1,2

Irritability

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………….. Jesus Christ “IS” God …………….

John 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 (KJV) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:10 (KJV) He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

John 8:24 (KJV) I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

John 8:58-59 (KJV) Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 10:30 (KJV) “I and my Father are one”.

John 14:6-11 (ASV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I say unto you I speak not from myself: but the Father abiding in me doeth his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

1 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Titus 2:13 (KJV) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Revelation 1:8a (KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end…

Titles of Jesus Christ

(1) “The Son of God” (Luke 1:35)

(2)”The Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:32)

(3) “Mighty God” (Isaiah 9:6)

(4) “Eternal Father”(Isaiah 9:6)

(5) “His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity” (Micah 5:2).

(6) “Lord” (Rom. 15:30; Eph. 1:22; Phil. 2:11).

(7) “God” (Titus 2:13).He has the same divine essence as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He possesses all the attributes of deity:

(1) Sovereignty (Matt. 28:18a; Col. 2:10b).

(2) Perfect righteousness (John 8:46a; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 7:26; 1 Pet. 2:22; 1 John 2:21b). (3)Justice (John 8:16a; 2 Tim.4:8; Psa. 9:8; Deut. 32:4; Rev. 15:3b).

(4) Love (John 13:34; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 3:19; 1 John 4:9-10)

(5) Eternal life (1 Tim. 1:17; 1 John 5:11).

(6) Omniscience (Luke 11:17; John 2:24-25;

6:64; 21:17).

(7) Omnipresence (Matt. 18:20; Prov. 15:3)

(8) Omnipotence (John 1:3, 10; 5:21;

1 Cor. 1:23-24; Phil. 3:21; Heb. 1:3; Rev. 1:8).

(9) Immutability (Mal. 3:6; Heb. 1:10-12; 13:8).

(10) Veracity (John 1:14; 14:6a; 1 John 3:16).

He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe (John 1:3, 10; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:3, 10).

The Lord Jesus Christ has authority to forgive sins (Matt. 9:6; Luke 5:24; Col. 3:13). The Lord Jesus Christ has the power to raise the dead (John 5:21; 6:40; 11:25). All judgment belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:22; 1 Cor. 3:11-15; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11-14), and receives worship from both men and angels (Psa. 99:5; Phil. 2:10; Rev. 5:13-14). In His Deity always occupied a place of equality and fellowship with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ as God was equal with the Father (John 10:30, 37-38; 14:9; 17:5, 24-25).

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WHO IS JESUS?

Numerous titles and attributes of Jehovah found in the Hebrew Scriptures are applied directly to Jesus in the Christian Greek Scriptures.

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The Scriptures reveal that each member of the Trinity has the attributes of Deity and performs activities that only God can perform. Note the following charts:

DIVINE QUALITY
THE FATHER
THE SON
THE HOLY SPIRIT
OMNIPRESENCE
Jeremiah 23:24; 1 Kings 8:27
Matthew 28:20; 18:20; John 1:48
Psalm 139:7
OMNISCIENCE
Psalm 147:5; 1 John 3:20; 1 Kings 8:39
John 16:30; 2:24-25
1 Corinthians 2:10-11
OMNIPOTENCE
Jeremiah 32:17,27; Matthew 19:26; Luke 1:37; Psalm 135:6
Matthew 28:18; John 16:15; Hebrews 1:3
Romans 15:19
HOLINESS
Revelation 15:4
Acts 3:14
Romans 1:4
ETERNITY
Psalm 90:2; Romans 16:26
Hebrews 7:3; Isaiah 9:6; John 8:58
Hebrews 9:14
Each described as the TRUTH
John 7:28
John 8:32,36; 14:6; Revelation 3:7
John 16:13; 1 John 5:6-7
LORD
Luke 1:32; 10:21
Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11
2 Corinthians 3:17
GOD
1 Peter 1:2; Philippians 2:11
2 Peter 1:1; Titus 2:13; John 1:1; 20:28; Hebrews 1:8
Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
ALMIGHTY
Genesis 17:1
Revelation 1:8; 22:12-13, 20
Zechariah 4:6
DIVINE WORK
THE FATHER
THE SON
THE HOLY SPIRIT
CREATION
Genesis 2:7; Psalm 102:25; Isaiah 44:24
John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2
Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4; Ps. 104:30
INCARNATION
Hebrews 10:5
Hebrews 2:14; Philippians 2:7
Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:18
CHRIST’S RESURRECTION
1 Thessalonians 1:10; Romans 6:4; Ephesians 1:20
John 10:17-18; John 2:18-22
Romans 1:4; 8:11
THEY SANCTIFY
Exodus 31:13; Jude 1
Hebrews 2:11; 10:10
1 Peter 1:2
THEY ARE LIFE
Deuteronomy 30:20
Colossians 3:4; John 14:6
Romans 8:10
GIVE ETERNAL LIFE
Romans 6:23
John 10:28
Galatians 6:8
RAISE THE DEAD
John 5:21a; Deuteronomy 32:39
John 5:21b
Romans 8:11
INSPIRE PROPHETS
Hebrews 1:1
2 Corinthians 13:3
Mark 13:11; Acts 28:25-27

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DANGEROUS TEACHINGS OF THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT

Speak in tongues or you are not saved – It is evidence of the Holy Spirit!
One of the chief tenets of the tongues movement is that you must speak in tongues because it gives evidence of the Holy Spirit. The evidence of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life is their living for Christ. If a Christian lives for Christ and begins to love the world less, that is evidence that God is alive in their life. A person who is filled with the Holy Spirit is a person who is not filled with the world. (Eph 5:18 KJV) “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”
Speak in tongues or you do not have the Holy Spirit
The fact of the matter is that if a person does not have the Holy Spirit, then they are unsaved. (Rom 8:9 KJV) “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”. A person is baptized in the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation which means their sins are washed away, it does not mean you speak in unintelligible garble.
Agreement in Prayer
(Mat 18:19 KJV) Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Here is another misinterpretation of the Bible. The above verse has to do with church discipline and has nothing to do with agreement in prayer. The charismatics believe that if you and someone else agree on something in prayer, then it will be done. Prayer becomes the command of man to God. God answers prayer according to His will and not ours. (James 4:15 KJV) For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Physical Healing
(Isa 53:5 KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Here is probably the second most important teaching of the tongues movement. It is the belief that God will heal according to the promises in Scripture. All one has to do is have enough faith and God will do it. Isaiah 53:5 is normally used as the source text for this belief. However, when we search the Scriptures we find that physical healing is not part of the gospel.

(1 Pet 2:24 KJV) Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

In 1 Peter 2:24 what is the context concerning healing? It is not physical healing in view but rather the healing is spiritual in nature. Notice it says “we, being dead to sins.” That is the type of healing the Lord has in view. We have been healed from Spiritual death and resurrected to newness of life. There is no doubt in my mind that God can heal any and all disease if he chooses to. He has chosen not to. Some people become sick and die, others become sick and get well again. Even unbelievers who have no one praying for them, will become healed if it is God’s will to do so.

If physical healing was part of the atonement then every cemetery speaks of the failure of Christ to attain that part of the atonement. The sign of physical healing was already waning in the time of Paul.

(Phil 2:25-27 KJV) Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. {26} For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. {27} For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

If physical healing was part of the atonement, then why couldn’t Paul just command the sickness to leave the body of Epaphroditus and heal him? Why did Paul have to wait on God for whether Epaphroditus would live or die? The answer is simple, because physical healing was never part of the gospel. So why then did God allow physical healing to occur?

(Mark 16:20 KJV) And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

The Lord was confirming the initial push of the gospel with signs and wonders and as the Word began to spread the signs began to diminish. I have never read anywhere that in the 2nd century anyone could heal en masse like Paul and Peter did. The true miracles ended in the first century and only one miracle remains today and that is the miracle of salvation, that a dead sinner can be raised to newness of life and serve the living God.

Certain people are “anointed”
I have heard many times the term “anointed” when referring to a Charismatic preacher or some message which was preached. Every true believer is anointed by the Lord to bring the true gospel

(2 Cor 1:21 KJV) Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

The word “anointed” in this verse carries with it the meaning of “to appoint with the idea of assigning a task.” God gives us the tasks we are to do. (Eph 2:10 KJV) “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” There is nothing mysterious about this passage as it states that “the anointed” are the ones who have tasks to do. That task is sending forth the true gospel.

(1 John 2:27 KJV) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

The words “anointing” here are the same words “chrisma” which carries with it the meaning that the believers receive knowledge via the teaching of the Holy Spirit who will teach them all things:

(John 16:13-14 KJV) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. {14} He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

These promises apply to all true believers and not just a certain few as God has determined that the church universal will send forth the gospel and not just a few mouthpieces. All Christians are commanded to be part of the Great Commission and woe unto them who relegate the task unto others.

God is still giving verbal messages
There are many Christians who believe that the canon is still open and that God is continuing to give messages. However, this is not true and there is sufficient evidence in Scripture to show that the canon is closed.

(Deu 4:2 KJV) Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Every time someone speaks in tongues or receives a so-called prophecy, they are adding to God’s Word. They will tell you they are not but ask them a simple question. Where is their prophecy or revelation coming from? Before the Bible was complete, God used visions, prophecies and tongues to convey His Word. Many of the visions are listed in Scripture such as Joseph’s vision, Jacob’s vision of the ladder, and others. If a person receives a vision today and it is not from God, then it must be from Satan.

(Prov 30:6 KJV) Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Those who add to God’s word will be found out to be a liar. On any given Sunday, there are thousands of Charismatic churches meeting and in every one of them there is always time given to hear prophecies. If we were able to catalog the hundreds of thousands of prophecies given at all these churches, we would find that 100% of them would be erroneous unless somebody makes a good guess. But the problem is, that if every prophecy, which is supposed to come from God, does not come to pass, then they are all lies and deceit. It is obvious then, that there are millions of lies being told in these churches every week which means that Satan is ruling in that congregation. (Rev 21:8 KJV) “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 22:18-19 KJV) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: {19} And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Here is the definite proof that the canon is closed and those that add to the Scriptures with their visions, prophecies and tongues are subject to the plagues in the Bible. This means that if someone is still subject to the judgment of God, then they are unsaved. When God closed the book of Revelation, that ended any further revelation from Him as we now go the completed Bible for our guidance. Tongues and such widens the authority to fit the one who is hearing or speaking. It goes from the Bible alone to the Bible plus. If God is still giving messages, then every time I need wisdom or guidance on a subject or situation, I must seek out the person still receiving the messages from God. This is exactly what the nations of Judah and Israel did. When they needed direction, they called for the prophets of God and God spoke through them. Therefore, if God is still giving messages the same way, then I must seek those people out.

Some say that tongues is only speaking Scripture back to God and that is not revelation: Let’s test it:

A. Romans 3:10 comes from Psalm 14:1-3
B. Romans 3:11-12 comes from Psalm 53:1-3
C. Acts 2:16-21 comes from Joel 2:28-32

Conclusion: Repeated Scripture is Divine Revelation because New Testament books were new revelation from God. If one reads the New Testament, one will find many quotes from the Old Testament.

Prosperity
God wants you rich – Jerry Savelle, “It is part of our salvation” 7/2/95 – If material riches are a part of our salvation, then why are so many Christians all over the world struggling to make a living. This doctrine that God wants everybody rich is a doctrine of demons because it causes a person to keep their eyes on the physical things of the world and they never look beyond their lust for material gain. It also reeks with the works salvation plan. If I give so much, then God will give so much. It involves a work initiated by man and if Jerry Savelle is right that riches are a part of our salvation, then his gospel is a works based salvation and therefore he is still in his sins.
Dreams, signs and visions are accepted without hesitation
If there is one thing which no one questions in that movement, it is the dreams and visions which are taught. This is especially true when the person proclaiming their vision is on national TV on one of the ministries. The problem is that with visions and dreams the Word of God takes second place and all eyes are on the individual with their claim. One such a person is Jesse Duplantis who on the Ken Copeland Ministry stated he was in heaven 5 hours. This man no doubt received many oohs and aahs along with a hundred invitations to speak in churches. Let me tell you why this man is a liar and deceiver. First of all, when John was in heaven, he fell as dead before the Lord Jesus Christ, did Jesse? Secondly, Satan has the ability to give massive visions for deception. Does anyone remember Fatima? Thirdly, Paul was not allowed to discuss his journey into the third heaven, who gave Jesse permission to reveal his? How about the following passage of Scripture:

(Luke 4:5 KJV) And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

Here is the Lord Jesus Christ in His temptations being shown a vision of all the kingdoms of the world. Are we forgetting that Satan was trying to deceive God Himself? What makes us think he will not try to deceive us. This also applies to those who think they went to hell and those who believe they had out of body experiences including UFO abductions and floating above your body in an operating room. Satan is giving many visions today and the place where he has the most success is the Charismatic movement since no one in that movement checks anything out in Scripture. All they know is Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 14, and the rest of the Scripture lies fallow.

Overstresses the power of Satan
Another teaching of the charismatic movement is the overstressing of the power of Satan. I was in a conference center once having just dropped in to pick up some materials of upcoming events and I looked inside the auditorium and there was a meeting of Women Aglow Fellowship and I heard the woman repeating over and over, “I bind you Satan.” If this woman knew her Bible, she would know that Satan was bound at the cross and has no authority over the believer. Unfortunately too many ignorant tongues speakers think that demons can indwell a believer. This is literally to say that Satan has more power than the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit indwells the true believer and since the Holy Spirit is eternal God, no one or nothing can remove Him from His children and He doesn’t share an apartment either.

(Mark 3:27 KJV) No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

This verse teaches that the strong man must be bound and then his house can be plundered. When Christ went to the cross, He bound Satan in the manner that he cannot prevent any of God’s elect from becoming saved. This is the binding that has taken place. Satan is helpless against God’s salvation plan. God has spoiled the house of Satan as He takes His elect from the kingdom of darkness to His kingdom.

(John 14:30 KJV) Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Here is a verse which teaches that Satan has no authority or anything in the Lord Jesus. Since we are redeemed children of God, Satan has no authority over us at all either. The children of God should focus on the commission that we have to send forth the gospel and not focus on Satan. We must keep in mind the biblical truth that Satan is a defeated foe. There are even some Charismatic churches which pass out buckets so people can puke out the demons. There was one close to my house which did this. How far from biblical reality has the church gone.

Their music mimics the world
If there is one characteristic that sets charismatic music apart from traditional godly music, it is the worldliness of the sound. Christian rock has evolved from the charismatic movement. Many of them sport long hair, (1 Cor. 11:14) earrings, tattoos, and look no different than the hard rock bands of the world. There is no reverence in their music as it is designed just to get their hearers jumping in the seats.

(John 4:24 KJV) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Charismatic music does not minister to the spirit rather it is a sensual music which ministers to the flesh and that is not worshipping God in spirit. Godly music has a reverent tone to it. Charismatic music appeals to the emotions and causes people to lose sight of the one they are supposed to be worshipping. The majority of the time the “artist” is the one who receives the accolades.

Over emphasizes and distorts the doctrine of the Holy Spirit
(John 16:13-14 KJV) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. {14} He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

The above verse tells us that the mission of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is to teach us about the Lord Jesus Christ and illuminate the meaning of Scripture. However, the tongues movement focuses on the Holy Spirit as continually giving tongues and messages today. The Holy Spirit indwells the believer and equips us for the task of sending forth the gospel. He does not draw believers to Himself but rather guides the believers into all truth. He is called the Spirit of truth and therefore since modern tongues are fake, He is definitely not behind them.

It encourages women to usurp authority in the church
(1 Cor 14:34 KJV) Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

(1 Tim 2:11-15 KJV) Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. {12} But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. {13} For Adam was first formed, then Eve. {14} And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. {15} Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Here is another tenet of rebellion against Scripture. The tongues movement gave rise to women preachers. No woman has ever been called by God to be a minister or evangelist. He would not violate His word the way the tongues people do. The women are to be silent in the congregation. If you ever visit a charismatic congregation, you will see that the women are leading the pack in shouting and screaming. These women who are pastoring churches or passing themselves off as evangelists are in absolute rebellion to God’s word. Women like Joyce Meyer, Marilyn Hickey, Gloria Copeland, and others have called themselves to the ministry. It is obvious in Charismatic churches that the men are not heads of their households, if they were they would be controlling their wives and daughters.

Miracles are glorified and used to authenticate a special calling from God
One of the most evil nets used to draw people to this false movement is the use of false miracles. False healers like Benny Hinn and Peter Popov have used much trickery to dazzle their audiences. In fact, in Kenya, 4 people left a hospital to be healed by Benny Hinn at one of his crusades, and died as a result.

In my hearing on the 700 Club Pat Robertson claimed he raised a dead person but in an interview he stated he couldn’t remember where or when – Where is the one he supposedly raised? Let us be honest, you raise someone from the dead and then you have amnesia as to the name of the person you raised. In tongues churches they have healing services which usually results in nothing. There are those who have claimed to be healed and in the last days God has allowed some people to be healed miraculously. Why?

(2 Th 2:11-12 KJV) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: {12} That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

God is allowing people to be healed to allow those who want to be deceived to be deceived. In Matthew 12:39-40, we read:

(Mat 12:39-40 KJV) But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: {40} For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

In the time when Jesus walked the earth, His generation sought for a sign and He called them evil. Biblical principles are constant and the same principle applies today, that when someone is looking for a sign, they are showing they are evil. The Bible states we are to live by faith and not by sight, (2 Cor 5:7 KJV) (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) but when we seek a tongue or a miracle we are walking by sight. Walking by sight shows our inclination to worldly things and friendship with the world is enmity against God. Those who seek signs and wonders are friends of the world because the extent of their Christianity is their flesh and its satisfaction

(1 John 2:15-16 KJV) Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. {16} For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Slain in the Spirit (Backward)
One of the most exclusive charismatic events is something called Slain in the Spirit. It is when a person falls backward which is supposedly triggered by an action of the Holy Spirit. However, when we look into the Scriptures we find that when backward is mentioned, it is always in conjunction with judgment. Even the name slain in the spirit is erroneous:

(Rom 8:10 KJV) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

The Holy Spirit gives life and does not slay anyone. The slain in the spirit theory does not exist in Scripture and is another creation of this false movement. This phenomenon gives people the false notion that when they fall backward they are somehow endued with some type of divine power from God. This is another deception of the tongues movement. Below are some Scriptures which reveal what backward in Scripture is:

(Isa 1:4 KJV) Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

(Isa 28:13 KJV) But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

(1 Sam 4:18 KJV) And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

(John 18:5-6 KJV) They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. {6} As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

As we see in these verses wherever the term backward is written, it is pointing toward a judgment. The Holy Spirit brings life to the believer and not judgment. The believer no longer faces judgment because of Calvary, therefore slain in the spirit does not fit the Christian testimony. The Christian testimony is one of life and not death as backward represents.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate event
In Charismatic thinking the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a separate event which means that when a person is baptized in the Holy Spirit, then they begin to speak in tongues giving evidence of the Holy Spirit’s presence in their life. The whole essence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the washing away of our sins. Washing is the substance of the word baptism. A person who becomes a child of God has their sins washed away at the moment of salvation and is not a future event. The evidence that a person has the Spirit of God in their life is personal, and private, and not anyone else’s business, and definitely NOT speaking in gibberish as modern tongues are.

(Eph 5:18 KJV) And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

(Rom 8:1-5 KJV) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. {2} For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. {3} For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: {4} That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. {5} For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

A person is filled with the Spirit upon their day of salvation. (Eph 1:3 KJV) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” As we see in this verse that we have been blessed with ALL spiritual blessings and God has withheld no part of our spiritual inheritance from us. We see in Eph 5:18 that we are to be filled with the spirit which is explained in Romans 8:1-5 where we are commanded to walk in the spirit and not the flesh. We saw that the charismatic movement ministers to the flesh and emotions and therefore falls short of walking in the spirit. The Christian is to walk by faith and not sight. When a person feels that they must speak in tongues to show evidence of the Holy Spirit in their life, then in essence they are walking by sight and flesh which is totally opposite what the Christian walk is, but then again what else do you expect from a false movement.

Always preaching joy, happiness, worldly satisfaction, the best things in life, etc.
Another tenet of the charismatic movement is their continual emphasis on the material goods and happiness. This movement is chief among the elation movements that bring people to state of euphoria and allows them to keep thinking all is well. These people in the tongues movements very rarely, if ever, speak on the realities of hell. Instead of warning their people they could be in danger of hell fire, they are more concerned with them driving a Cadillac. The music does not help focus on spiritual things as how could one focus on the things of God when you are jumping up and down like you are at a sports event. This movement avoids the realities of judgment while keeping their constituents in a constant state of deception.
The charismatic movement is the binding link in the ecumenical movement
The Charismatic movement has strengthened the ecumenical movement. All one has to do is look at movements like Promise Keepers which does not focus on separation but rather unity at all costs. They have no problem uniting a Charismatic Catholic and a Charismatic Protestant together and tell them they are brothers. What about the Creation music festivals, which are nothing more than religious Woodstocks, where all the Charismatics come together from all kinds of churches and denominations and what is their commonality? Tongues, signs, and wonders!

The Charismatic Movement disregards the doctrine of separation which the true believer must adhere to. Any movement in any church which is unbiblical must be avoided by a true believer. Let us say that someone is in a tongues church and becomes saved, then they must leave that church because that is being obedient to the Scriptures. It is the same if a person is in a dead Protestant Church or the Roman Church and they become saved, then they must separate from those places. 2 Cor. 6:14-18

(Ezek 44:23 KJV) And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

The Charismatic movement will never be able to teach anyone the difference between holy and profane since they are profane which may also be translated worldly.

Tongues are spoken by Satanists
Another serious comparison to the modern tongue speaking must be made. It is the fact that the same chanting and babbling the tongue speakers do, is being done by witch doctors in Africa and voo doo witch doctors in the Caribbean. Missionaries have spoken more than once on the similarity of sounds between tongue speakers and these idol worshippers and voo doo practitioners. Quite frankly, that would be enough to make me question the practice of tongue speaking and its source.
Summary
This was not written for those who choose to remain in this movement, it is written with the desire to warn those on the outside to stay away from this movement. It is dangerous and unbiblical and is a movement which represents the judgment of God on the church not the moving of the Holy Spirit in the last days. Tongues, signs and wonders are part of the great delusion that God is sending on the church in these final hours. If you have read this treatise and it caused you to think twice about this movement, then this work has done its job. I pray that the Lord may give you much spiritual discernment as we head toward the last day.

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Old Testament Survey

Timeline

Years Events
????? B.C. – ???? B.C. ADAM to NOAH
????? B.C. – 2126 B.C. NOAH to ABRAHAM
2126 B.C. – 1898 B.C. ABRAHAM to ISAAC
1898 B.C. – 1635 B.C. ISAAC to MOSES
1635 B.C. – 1491 B.C. MOSES to THE EXODUS/WILDERNESS
1491 B.C. – 1451 B.C. THE WILDERNESS to THE PROMISED LAND
1451 B.C. – 1427 B.C. JOSHUA to THE JUDGES
1322 B.C. – 1312 B.C. THE STORY OF RUTH
1171 B.C. – 1017 B.C. THE BOOKS OF SAMUEL
1015 B.C. - 588 B.C. THE BOOKS OF KINGS
1056 B.C. – 610 B.C. THE BOOKS OF CHRONICLES
536 B.C. – 457 B.C. THE BOOK OF EZRA
446 B.C. – 434 B.C. THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH
521 B.C. – 509 B.C. THE BOOK OF ESTHER
1520 B.C. – 1520 B.C. THE BOOK OF JOB
1000 B.C. – 700 B.C. THE BOOK OF PROVERBS
977 B.C. – 977 B.C. THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES
1014 B.C. – 1014 B.C. THE BOOK OF SONG OF SOLOMON
760 B.C. – 698 B.C. THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
629 B.C. – 587 B.C. THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH
588 B.C. – 588 B.C. THE BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS
598 B.C. – 572 B.C. THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL
607 B.C. – 534 B.C. THE BOOK OF DANIEL
785 B.C. – 725 B.C. THE BOOK OF HOSEA
800 B.C. – 800 B.C. THE BOOK OF JOEL
787 B.C. – 787 B.C. THE BOOK OF AMOS
887 B.C. – 885 B.C. THE BOOK OF OBADIAH
862 B.C. – 862 B.C. THE BOOK OF JONAH
750 B.C. – 710 B.C. THE BOOK OF MICAH
713 B.C. – 713 B.C. THE BOOK OF NAHUM
626 B.C. – 626 B.C. THE BOOK OF HABAKKUK
630 B.C. – 630 B.C. THE BOOK OF ZEPHANIAH
520 B.C. – 520 B.C. THE BOOK OF HAGGAI
520 B.C. – 487 B.C. THE BOOK OF ZECHARIAH
397 B.C. – 397 B.C. THE BOOK OF MALACHI

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Dedicated to the memory of the late great Pastor Colonel Robert B Thieme Jr.

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