Charles Stanley! This Has to be Said!

Charles Stanley Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing images This is from Mike Desario’s site on Wolves, Past and Present…the reason I’m posting this article is because I know Charles Stanley has a lot of devoted followers. This is unfortunate, because many are being deceived by his teachings…(he buys a lot of expensive TV time in order to propagate these false teachings). As a new spirit filled Christian, I once listened to Charles Stanley trying to explain the baptism of the Holy Spirit in this way; he said when someone accepts Christ, (believes in Him), and is baptized, “they get all the Holy Spirit their ever going to have”. He was so flustered when he was trying to explain this in the Southern Baptist way, it was as if even he didn’t believe what he was saying, but was going along with SBC doctrine and what he himself had been taught by their man made doctrines. I knew in my spirit it was wrong! http://standingthegap.org/False%20Teachers%20Page.html “Stanley Quote:
The debate is over whether or not a man can be on his way to heaven one minute and on his way to hell the next. To answer that question, we must understand exactly what sends a person to hell. As we have seen, sin alone is not enough. . . . It takes more than simply sinning to get to hell. . . . It is not lying, cheating, stealing, raping, murdering, or being unfaithful that sends people to hell. It is rejecting Christ, refusing to put their trust in Him for the forgiveness of sin”

This is in DIRECT Contradiction to Bible Truth. Paul himself said many times, “Let NO ONE DECEIVE YOU! The wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” But that isn’t enough for most people. They would rather put their trust in a ‘Wolf’ and be lead by the hand down the road to perdition than search the Scriptures for themselves and find the truth. The Truth is NOT difficult to understand….here are just a few passages that refute the statement above and expose this Wolf for what he is….

“If you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live” (Rom. 8:13).

“Do you not know that the wicked will NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9,10).

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will NOT inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:19-21).

“For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person — such a man is an idolater — has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore, do not be partners with them” (Eph. 5:5-7).

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those that practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Rev. 21:8).

Stanley Quote:
“… there are Christians who show no evidence of their Christianity

Really! That’s NOT what the Bible says. In fact it says the every opposite. IF a person failed to bring forth the proper fruit of his repentance and subsequent redemption, his faith is labeled ‘counterfeit’ and without effect! Paul frequently pleaded with the believers to beware least they ‘receive the grace of God in vain!’ 2Cor6:1. As many are doing today thanks to Wolves like this one teaching a deceptive message to multitudes of ‘faithful’ listeners. Again, read the simple truths contained in the Word of God and see for yourself that true Christianity is NOT a spectator sport!

“You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness” (Rom. 6:18).

“They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him” (Tit. 1:16a).

“What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?” (Jam. 2:14).

“We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 Jn. 2:3,4).

“Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the very beginning” (1 Jn. 3:7,8).

“This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother” (1 Jn. 3:10).

Stanley Quote:
“When He died on the Cross, He took care of all of our sin. You say, ‘You mean to tell me that if a person takes their own life, after all these things that you just talked about, all these sins, that that person is forgiven?’ Yes! A believer who commits suicide is ‘already forgiven’. Now I didn’t say it was going to be good for him, but he is forgiven in advance. Pardoned of that sin. No matter what you do as a Child of God, you are forgiven. Murder, stealing, adultery, worshiping idols….all forgiven in advance!”

Makes you wonder how many people have actually ‘pulled the trigger’ on themselves, believing what these wolves have to say. What a travesty. A perfect example of the ‘way of truth being blasphemed’ 2Pet2:2, by covertness and deceptive words. This ‘already forgiven’ theme doesn’t follow Bible Truth, but most of the wolves preach it, mainly because it keeps the people happy and coming back for more. Financially it’s MUCH more beneficial to tell someone they can sin their way to heaven as long as it keeps them a ‘contributing’ member of the church. The fact that Jesus died for ‘all sin’ doesn’t translate into ‘License’ to sin for His followers. Continuing in sin is the chief factor in hardened hearts, seared conscience, defiled testimony and falling short of the Grace of God. The Bible warns repeatedly about it in some of the following passages…

“For if we sin willfully after we have received a knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sin, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.” Heb 10:26-27

“Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God, on those who fell, severity, but toward you, goodness, IF you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.” Rom 11:22

“To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Rom 8:6

“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord Jesus, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning!” 2Pet2:20

“let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, least anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.” Heb 4:11

“Whoever hates his brother is a murderer and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” 1John3:15

NONE of these passages are difficult to understand. The meaning is not hidden in some ‘theological’ interruption. DON’T fall for the double-talk and deceptive speech of the wolves! The Bible is VERY Clear about the consequences of continuing in sin and the Spirit of God provides everything you need to live a godly and self-controlled life in Christ. 2Pet1:3-11.

Stanley Quote:
“Even if a believer for all practical purposes becomes an unbeliever, his salvation is not in jeopardy. Believers who lose or abandon their faith will retain their salvation. A Christian who at no point in his entire life bore any eternal fruit would remain secure in Christ!”

Pretty outrageous, isn’t it? No wonder the churches are full up of people with no intention of Obeying God or KEEPING His Commandments. NOTHING in Scripture could be more clear than the Absolute necessity of CONTINUING in the Faith and ENDURING to the end! But these wolves would have you believe that a ‘moment’ of faith placed in the finished Work of Christ at any given juncture of your life is all you need to secure your eternal inheritance. Live like the devil, in abject unbelief, without worry, just put your trust in the ‘preacher/teacher’ and all will be well. Wake up before it’s too late!

“eternal life to those who by Steadfast Endurance in doing good seek for glory, honor and immortality, but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath.” Rom 2:7

“My mother and brothers are those who hear the Word of God and KEEP it!” Luke 8:21

“More blessed are those who hear the Word of God and KEEP it!” Luke11:28

“If you love Me, KEEP My Commandments!” John14:15

“You are My friends IF you DO whatever I command you.” John15:14

“Do you see that faith was working together with his works and by WORKS faith was made perfect!” James2:22

“But do you want to know, O foolish man that faith WITHOUT Works is dead!” James2:20

“And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we KEEP His Commandments and DO those things that are pleasing in His sight.” 1John3:22

“These things I have written to you who believe in the Name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life and that you may CONTINUE to believe in the Name of the Son of God.” 1John5:13

“But he who endures to the end will be saved.” Matt10:22

It may be convenient now to follow the likes of Charles Stanley and others like him, but at the Great Judgment you will have NO EXCUSE. A child could understand our Lord, “KEEP, holdfast, practice, obtain, be diligent, fight, endure be Steadfast!” He DID NOT make it Difficult! The problem lays within yourself. You have no love of the truth, but rather love unrighteousness, God then sends you a ‘Strong Delusion’ so that you will believe a lie and perish. This is why millions of professing Christians can not understand the Simplicity that is in Christ. That KEEP means to Holdfast and Continue means to endure. Anyone could easily find these truths and obey them, but their desire is to please self and follow the wolves. There’s no shortage of false teachers who will tickle your ears with what you want to hear, but it won’t be long before you must give an account of things done in the body to HIM who sits on the Great Throne.”

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The Institutional Church System is an Unbiblical Abuser of Christ

 

 

Hitler Defends the Institutional Church, (satire)

 

Yes friends, this issue of being a real disciple of Jesus Christ, (not a spoon fed powerless bottle baby that hasn’t learned how to walk yet), is serious business, but nevertheless, now that we’ve been liberated from the mess, we don’t mind poking a little truthful jab at that old ogre, the apostate, institutional, organized harlot.

 

 

FROM THE PROPHETIC MINISTRIES OF STEPHEN W. MORRIS:

http://www.angelfire.com/in/HisName/
“As a humanly organized hierarchical authoritarian structure there are published and unstated rules which members of the institutional church system value as being above those found in the Bible.
There are certain religious words, symbols and ideas that are taught to those within such a system that have little, or no value to those who are strangers to that system.
There are also unstated rules which are learned by word of mouth and considered as part and parcel of that religious, social and political system.
When attempting to communicate or exchange dialogue with those who are strangers to the institutional church system those stated and unstated rules are verbalized in an attempt to convince strangers to the system of the value of the institutional church system.
When pressed for an explanation, or an interpretation of those stated and unstated values, the members only know to repeat what they have already said. The reason for that is that they, also, have no idea what the explanation or interpretation of what they just said really is.
Memorization of verses of scripture from the King James Version of the Bible are a top favorite. Just spout them out by rote and the Holy Spirit will convict them, right? Wrong. They will simply respond by surprise and an attempt to get away from what you are saying (dissociate) because it doesn’t make any sense to them. In their attempt to dissociate they unwillingly enter into an altered state of consciousness, which leaves them more vulnerable to the ideas being offered. In this eyes wide open altered state of consciousness their brain releases chemicals almost identical to opium, creating an addiction to whatever caused the altered state. While in this state they are 20 to 25 times more open to suggestion than while in a wide-awake, fully aware Beta state.
This is a favorite of many cults, a surprise confrontation (this works particularly well if the person appears bizarre which may be either their mode of dress or mannerisms) accompanied by a loud voice, slowly drifting back to a normal tone of voice as suggestions are made to buy or become a part of something.
The only way the institutional church system can reach strangers to their way of life [read: the unsaved] is to get them physically inside of their institutional church building and employ psychological and emotional tactics and peer pressure to condition them to alter their decision-making consciousness to also become part of their group.
An eyes wide open altered state of consciousness—accomplished primarily through a “worship service” employs voice, sound and lighting methods which robs them of their ability to correctly perceive, analyze and interpret the effects of what is happening to them. The same technique is used by the unbiblical practice of issuing an “altar call.”
Peer pressure is particularly powerful, and when they see the “faithful” (faithful to what?) all doing the same physical antics it has a stunning hypnotic effect.
Then we see elements of the battered bride syndrome, and the Stockholm syndrome. This can occur in as little as two days, so great efforts are made to get the new prospect to attend at least two such “services.” Success is almost guaranteed, unless the person(s) involved are very strong intellectually and emotionally. Stockholm syndrome refers to a group of symptoms among those who suffer physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse or any combination of these. It’s a known defense mechanism to avoid fear, terror, violence and physical and mental pain. It’s a survival strategy and a very common phenomenon. It’s also an expression of gratefulness to the abuser for providing an escape from threats of death or violence from the abuser or another source. There is an emotional bonding with the abuser, and they seek the abuser’s approval. The longer the period of association with the abuser the stronger the emotional bonding will be. Psychologically they must give up their previously held value systems and believe that their very survival will come about only when they totally surrender to the will of their abuser.
Note these are the tactics originally employed to get the “member” under the control of unbiblical self-appointed “leaders.”
All of this is utilized by members because of their biblical illiteracy and unbiblical lifestyle which includes, but is not limited to teachings that there is authority in custom and tradition, therefore the institutional church system has authority. This is badly flawed logic as the truth is that there is only authority in custom if the majority in society finds the custom to be good, i.e., beneficial, utilitarian, valuable and desirable. Then it may be assigned authority by the majority. Just because you’ve done things wrong for 1,700 years doesn’t make it right.
More unbiblical teachings also include teachings that God will curse you, the devil will kill you, steal from you and destroy you, that you are being disobedient to God and you are in rebellion against God if you don’t tithe, have a “covering,” assemble at their building at pre-set times, and obey everything alleged “leaders” think, say and do.
Because of the constant abuse and subsequent sense of loss in individuals in this abusive place, grieving is an ongoing traumatic experience, causing further problems, especially if trauma is already present in an individuals life because of post-traumatic stress disorder.
These extremely unhealthy mental and emotional problems are simply passed on to the unsuspecting who think they are being taught about “God” by those who label themselves as “experts” about God because that’s the impression they give to the strangers to the system.
Is it any wonder that today billions of people on this earth want nothing to do with what they perceive to be “Christianity?”
Why aren’t churches a good witness of Christ?
Because they make disciples of a biblically illegitimate, paganized, Romanized, pope-modeled, traditional, man-made organization which has violated the very will and purpose of God for His ecclesia. Instead of reflecting the teaching, preaching and healing values of Christ.
Simple, huh?
If only they could see the living Christ within those who name His name. If only they could see Christ in the 24-hour a day, seven-day a week lifestyle of those who, instead, teach and preach and practice criticism, condemnation and judgment at them.
If only they were incorporated into a Christ-like lifestyle of true disciples of Jesus Christ and taught and demonstrated the love of God, the abundance of life in Jesus Christ and the liberty of the Holy Spirit—then it would make a world of difference!
Wouldn’t it?

 

 

 
 

Sneaky Calvinism vs. Overcoming Sin!

How to Stop Sinning, (part 1 of 4)

 http://standingthegap.org/

The following is from an e-mail I sent to a sister in the LORD during a conversation we were having about the dangers of Calvinism:

That’s the danger of reading other people’s stuff, it can be so sneaky.

God’s Word is the best, as taught by the Holy Spirit. That’s all I did way back in the very beginning, and you know what? He was always gently provoking me to good works and a closer walk with Jesus. Why bother with the gifts of the Spirit and the fruits of the Spirit at all, or even listening to Him if we are just going to lay back and remain “as is”?

There is a growth in the Spirit, and a greater faith to be attained and built up in the Spirit, and let me tell you it does come by grace accompanied by works of righteousness… and striving to crucify that old carnal flesh nature.

Even Jesus did mighty “works” by the Power of God, which he did in love, and by obedience to the Father. Faith worketh by love.

Abraham could never have committed to that walk up the mountain with Isaac without a lot of mental and spiritual struggle, soul searching and agony of the spirit in putting down his natural carnal human feelings if he hadn’t known for sure God was speaking to him, believing God and trusting in Him. Of course, God never intended to allow him to go through with it, but He demanded the absolute obedience and commitment from Abraham. It was FAITH SHOWN BY WORKS! Amen!

Christians need to stop this nonsense and spiritual deception of believing they can’t stop sinning. That’s why they buy into the Calvinism lie. We have to pray and let the Word of God saturate us with it’s mystery and wisdom. That is a work in itself, to be transformed by renewing our minds by the washing of water with the Word. The pure living Word. By being obedient to Jesus Commandments when He said “Obey My commandments”.and that His Word was Spirit and Life…..That’s pretty Jesus 101, but people want to make it complicated. I guess so they can avoid obeying Him, (or are the listening to the wrong spirit?)

We might start being obedient to that, and to Jesus, instead of reading so many commentaries. There are plenty of places in our lives where we still need to make changes by an act of our own will, if we stop and think about it. I mean…old habits we need to shake off. Like talking too much, instead of listening, as if what WE have to say is so all fired important. Or, maybe by “spiritually” running from house to house, being spiritual busy bodies, not redeeming the time, not devoting ourselves purely to Jesus, and possibly a hundred other things that’s not “loving the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength”. And the list goes on and on, doesn’t it? We need to rebuke OURSELVES for being so spiritually arrogant, and proud, instead of looking at the other guy and judging his sins. Jesus is looking for a bride without spot, wrinkle or blemish, not a bunch of self righteous Pharisees. Or, lazy Christians who refuse to do the work of obey Jesus.

If we love Him, we will OBEY HIM. And His Power, (Grace), will help us to do it. “Flesh and blood will not enter into the Kingdom”. Flesh is going to have to be crucified, and Jesus is not going to do that for us. He commanded us to do it.

Unmasking the Enemy-Who or What is the 666?

EXPOSING THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST AND THE LIE THATS IN MAINSTREAM CHRISTIAN CHURCHES! These may be the most important teachings you ever listen to!

Join Mike DeSario of http://standingthegap.org/ teaching a series of 9 videos on the real meaning of 666, the false prophet, and the popular heresies rampant in today’s mainstream churches:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unmasking the Enemy-Who or What is the 666?

July 31, 2012 by Scarlett | Edit

EXPOSING THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST AND THE LIE THATS IN MAINSTREAM CHRISTIAN CHURCHES! These may be the most important teachings you ever listen to!

Join Mike DeSario of http://standingthegap.org/ teaching a series of 9 videos on the real meaning of 666, the false prophet, and the popular heresies rampant in today’s mainstream churches:

I pray everyone will be as convicted, blessed and encouraged by these teachings as I was. We must earnestly contend for the FAITH once delivered unto the saints.
Jesus bless you,

Scarlett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Criticize Ray Comfort & Kirk Cameron? Because They’re Calvinists

Have you been following a Calvinist teacher? That’s one question…here’s another,

Have you been following a “Closet Calvinist“?

Many Christians have been following Calvinist preachers and teachers in  churches and on the Internet many times not even recognizing they are being spoon-fed the heretical teaching of Calvinism, aka “Reformed Theology”.

 

 
Below,  we have Mike Desario’s powerful video teaching on Calvinists like Kirk Cameron, Ray Comfort, Billy Graham, John McArthur, Ed Young and other false teachers:

Beware of these evil workers who come to you as angels of light;
Ray Comfort is a regular platform speaker at Southern Baptist State Conferences, and his literature is used by the Moody Bible Institute. Both of these institutions are known for teaching the extreme version of eternal security. (http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/ray-comfort.htm )
I know for a FACT, there are teachers out there in the Internet, teaching closet Calvinism, and Reformed Theology, (which is nothing more than Calvinism repackaged to deceive people). They won’t come out and tell you they’re Calvinists, lest they loose their disciples, but they will slip in their pernicious doctrines unawares, unless you are on your toes. Beware of them continually slipping in their buzz words, such as all you have to do is, “Trust in the finished work of Christ on the Cross”. C’mon folks! You know very well what Jesus taught! Follow HIM!