Shall Not Inherit The Kingdom of God? (Refuting The False Interpretation of Popular Verses Used by Lordship Salvationists)

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1 Corinthians 6:9-10- [9] Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, [10] Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21- [19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, [20] Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, [21] Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Hebrews 12:14- Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Those first three verses, seem to be some of the favorite verses used by people who think that the word “repent” means to completely stop sinning in order to be saved (Lordship Salvation).  That teaching is wrong, it is an evil wicked heresy that leads people to think that they go to heaven because of their works.  They practice exactly what I like to call one versism where they will take a single verse out of the Bible and not relate it to any other scripture.

There are people who will try to say that “the kingdom of God” and the “kingdom of Heaven” aren’t the same thing.  That is false, they are indeed the same place.

Other than that starting with the first verses (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) and the third (Hebrews 12:14), where it says “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God?” and “without which (peace and holiness) no man shall see the Lord,” that certainly is true.  Without righteousness, we can not see the Lord.  However, we read in Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”  The Lordship salvationists who teach that you have to stop sinning to be saved have a major problem here.  The Bible is very clear that we are all rotten sinners with no righteousness of our own. Which is why we must have a righteousness applied unto us, and the second you believe on Christ trusting Him as your savior, His righteousness is applied to you.  Consider the following passage.

Romans 3:22-25- [22] Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all upon them that believe: for there is no difference: [23] For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; [24] Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: [25] Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

That righteous blood of Jesus, which was shed for you, is applied to you when you trust Christ as your savior.  Moving on to the sins though mentioned in the first two passages, we read that “they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”  The Lordship salvationists will also use 2 Corinthians 5:17 which reads “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  They will try to use that verse hand in hand with “shall not inherit the kingdom of God” to prove their false doctrine, but with a more in depth study, those verses can actually go hand in hand to refute their false doctrine, because you will find that the old creature is still there.  Old things are passed away in the new creature.  Consider the following passage.

Romans 7:15-18- [15] For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. [16] If then I that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. [17] Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. [18] For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Paul, whom also wrote those other verses that the Lordship salvationists like to use above, is speaking of the old creature that is still present, which is his flesh.  The “old things” mentioned in 2 Corinthians 5:17 are still present in your flesh, but not in your spirit which is the new creature when you become born again.  In the passage of Galatians 5 that I posted, you will find that there are 17 works of the flesh (the old creature).  It is the old creature that commits those things, and that old creature will not inherit the kingdom of God.  The new creature is in Christ, the old one is not.  If you go to the next few verses in Galatians 5, you will find what the new creature is filled with.  Consider the following passage.

Galatians 5:22-23- [22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such, there is no law.

If you are saved, then your flesh will not be going with you to heaven.  You will be in the spirit, which is what the closing words to one of my favorite hymns is based on.

“This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise, to seize the everlasting prize, and shout while passing through the air, farewell farewell sweet hour of prayer”

People, do not let the prideful, arrogant narcissists which preach Lordship salvation deceive you.  If you had to completely stop sinning in order to be saved, then no one would be going to heaven.  When you trust Jesus as your savior with your heart, His righteous blood washes your sins away, and you are eternally secure and on your way to heaven.  You should however, not want to abuse that mercy though.  In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you.  Amen.

The Blood of Jesus vs. Water (The Lie of Baptismal Regeneration)

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There is a doctrine, that has spread like wildfire, that in order to go to heaven, a person must be water baptized.  This doctrine is known as “baptismal regeneration” and is an EXTREMELY dangerous heresy, because it teaches a works based salvation.

The baptism of a believer comes AFTER salvation as a profession of ones faith on Jesus Christ, and is symbolic of His death, burial, and resurrection.  If you get water baptized before you were saved, then you didn’t get baptized, you just got wet.  Nowhere is the Bible, do you read of someone being baptized before they were saved.  The entire epistle of 1 John, is based on the purpose of how to KNOW you are saved.  Consider below.

1 John 5:13- These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Yet, nowhere in that entire epistle, is water baptism even mentioned.  Not once.  There is a scripture however, which teachers of this doctrine love to use.

Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of The Holy Ghost.

Here is what John R. Rice has to say about the subject.

It might properly be translated here “baptized upon the remission of your sins” or “baptized referring to, or pointing toward the remission of your sins,” or “baptized in the remission of your sins.” When one repents, he receives the remission of his sins. Then the obedient heart, following Christ in baptism, is promised the gift of the Holy Ghost, an entirely separate mutter from salvation. What Peter said was that people ought to repent and then, after their sins are forgiven, they should be baptized as evidence of that. That is exactly what people ought to be baptized for, that is, to show the remission of their sins. That Scripture, then, does not mean that people ought to be baptized in order to be saved. – John R. Rice

Personally I like to try to put things in my own context, but I don’t think John R. Rice could have explained it any better.  Another scripture that is used to support Baptismal Regeneration is John 3:5.

John 3:5- Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of WATER AND OF SPIRIT, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

The “water birth” in this scripture is referring to the physical birth, not water baptism  Jesus contrasts the two in the following.

John 3:6- That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

The water that you a baptized with does not wash away your sins, the blood of Jesus Christ washes away your sins.

Colossians 1:20: And, having made peace through THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, by him to reconcile things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 

One last verse to close this post to show that Baptismal Regeneration is pure damnable heresy.

1 Corinthians 1:17- For Christ sent me NOT TO BAPTIZE, BUT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL; not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Worship Defended

The seventh day Adventists are known mainly for one thing, and that is, worshipping on Saturday, because it is the seventh day of the week, and that is when the sabbath is.  Not only that, they bash many people for not keeping the sabbath.  This page will refute their bashing of Sunday worship.

They bash us for not keeping the sabbath by worshipping on Sunday rather than Saturday.  First off, the sabbath is for the children of Israel.  Consider below.

Exodus 31:16-17- [16] Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. [17] It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Second of all, Sunday worship has nothing to do with the sabbath.  It is for the celebration of the resurrection of Christ.  I have seen seventh dayists counter this claim by trying to say that Jesus rose on the sabbath, the seventh day of the week.  Excuse me, but the Gospel accounts make it very clear that Jesus rose on the first day of the week.  Consider below.

Matthew 28:1-6- [1] In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. [2] And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. [3] His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: [4] And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men . [5] And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. [6] He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Mark 16:1-6- [1] And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. [2] And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. [3] And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? [4] And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. [5] And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. [6] And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Luke 24:1-7- [1] Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. [2] And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. [3] And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. [4] And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: [5] And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? [6] He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, [7] Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Now you might try to say something like “He could have risen on the sabbath and they just didn’t discover it until the next day.”  Well, let us go back to Mark 16 but skip down to verse 9.

Mark 16:9- Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

The entire antithesis of the seventh day adventists is refuted with just one, but the most powerful event in the Bible, therefore the most powerful event in history.  However, let us end with another one of their dumb arguments.  They say Sunday worship is worshipping the pagan sun god.  Guess what though, I can say they are worshipping the Roman god saturn.  So there.  In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you.  Amen.

501c3 Exposed

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If you were told that your congregation was a “corporation of the state,” then what would you think?  The phrase might boggle your mind a little bit at first, and then once you realize how wicked “the state” is, then it would be wise for a Bible believer to be bothered by it.

There are many churches, especially the mainstream, but even some independent churches, that obtain what is called a 501c3 status.  Many people have been deceived into thinking that in order to be an official church, one must obtain this status.  Let me give you a quick rundown of what this status is.  A 501c3 corporation is a  non-profit organization that gains a tax exempt status under section 501(c) of the IRS code.  Part 3 is specifically for religious, charitable, and educational organizations.

There is already a major problem this far into the detail.  Since true New Testament churches are not recognized as a legal entity, they are already exempt from tax.  Wherefore, why would you go to the government to get permission to be exempt from a tax you didn’t owe to begin with?  Something strange is going on here.

Let us now go into further detail of the lawful state definitions of a 501c3 corporation. (I claim no ownership of the following definitions)

  • The creator of a corporation is the State.
  • The State is the sole authority and sovereign head over the corporation.
  • The corporation is subject to the laws of the State which limits its powers.
  • The corporation has no constitutionally protected rights.
  • The corporation is an artificial person.
  • The corporation submits to a State Charter declaring it is a creature of the State.
  • The corporation is created for the benefit of the public.
  • The corporation is a State franchise.
  • The corporation is a privilege granted by the State.

Look over each of those definitions carefully.  Now replace “corporation” with “church.”  When you sign that 501c3 contract, you are literally owned by the state.  They have legal authority to tell you what you can and can’t preach.  You surrender all of your constitutional rights.  Why would anyone want to make their congregation a corporation of the state?

As it is stated earlier in this post, many have been deceived into thinking that they need a 501c3 status in order to become an “official church.”  First thing wrong with this statement, the Church is the body of believers. Next thing is, there is nothing in the Bible that states you need to gain such a wicked status.  Anyone with a basic understanding of the Bible should know WAY better than this. Why do you need permission from our evil government to be called a Church.

There is nothing in me that doubts that this status is being used by the government to make an attempt to control preachers and their congregations as part of setting up the New World Order.  They are trying to keep sound doctrine out so their way can be paved.

In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Fake Healing (Charismatic Chaos Exposed)

Fake charismatic healing is becoming a multi million dollar business (even billion in some cases).  An example of these wolves in sheep’s clothing is Benny Hinn.  You may or may not have heard of him, but he will bring people up on stage, wave his hands at them as if he was casting a spell, and they will fall over, obviously fake falling.  Below is a photo of him


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I want to share with you a comment I recently read on a video of Benny Hinn.  I do not know if this person is saved or not, I even sent him a message, but his comment destroys what Benny Hinn does it said “I am a Christian with a serious 20 year old injury and had attended this crusade in the hopes of a healing. I was sitting in the fifth row from the front. I had observed Mr. Hinn waving his hands and his on-stage assistants would fall over at this gesture. I did however notice that these stage hands were looking for Mr. Hinn’s hand gestures and thought to myself that this was phoney. Later, a couple of his assistants would touch the centre pews and the people in the entire row would collapse in their seats. I prayed that if this was not of God that it would not affect me and if it was, then fine. The second row collapsed, then the third and forth. Now my Row. Everyone in my row collapsed except myself and the person to my left. At that point Mr. Hinn was frozen on stage and just stared at me and I stared right back at him. ”   Well played sir, but I hope you are saved, and if you aren’t, I pray you get saved.  Now onto a scriptural refutation of this chaos.

These fake healers, like Benny Hinn, would have people decieved into thinking that there is physical healing in the atonement, and love to quote the following verse and prophecy of Christ’s work on the cross to support this doctrine.

Isaiah 53:4- surely he (Christ) hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

There is a major problem when charismatics quote this verse though.  Grief does mean sickness, and sorrows does mean diseases, but this verse is a prophecy of the healing Christ would do PRIOR to His work on the cross, in which we have Salvation, not physical healing.  This is cleared up in the following verses in which the prophecy is fulfilled.

Matthew 8:16-17- They brought unto him (Christ) many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word and healed ALL that were sick:  That it might be FULFILLED which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bear our sicknesses.

All throughout the Bible, it is made very clear what Christ’s work on the cross is for.  It was for Salvation, not physical healing.  Before we reach conclusion, I want to share one more verse with you.

John 15:24- If I had not done among them the works which NONE OTHER MAN DID, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

Anyone claiming to have the charsimatic gift of healing, from Benny Hinn on down to those tent revival meetings, are wicked false decievers that just want your cash and nothing more.  Do not be decieved by them.  In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you.  Amen

Beware of Mario Brisson’s (Vigilant Christian) YouTube Channel

There is a 26 year old man named Mario Brisson, who runs a YouTube channel called “The Vigilant Christian” who is a false teacher straight down to the core.  He teaches the doctrine of “Lordship Salvation” which teaches that in order to be saved, you must completely stop sinning and continue in a perfect Godly lifestyle.  He relies on many false prophets, including Paul Washer, David Paul Wilkerson, etc. to further his claims.

There is a video on his channel called “Shocking Youth Message – Paul Washer – The Gate is Narrow & Few Find It!” Mario makes a statement in his video which he says “We need to recognize that the way to God is very narrow.  The Bible actually says that there are few that find it.  And many will say on that day ‘Lord, Lord,’ but He’s going to look at them and say ‘I never knew you!’  We need to make sure that we are striving for holiness and Godliness.  This is a fruit of being justified by faith alone in Jesus Christ.”

Do you see how contradictory this statement is? Faith alone vs. fruits being needed?  You can put the entire quote together to conclude that Mario completely supports “Lordship Salvation.”  In this quote, he is trying the use the “I never knew you” from Matthew 7:23.  Notice though, how Mario left out Matthew 7:22 will say to Jesus that they did “many wonderful works” in Jesus name.  That verse is talking about people like Mario who trust their works rather than faith in Jesus Christ alone.

The Bible teaches that all you need to do to be saved is realize that you are a lost sinner, and believe on The Lord Jesus Christ who died for your sins and rose from the dead.  If you put your faith in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection to save you from hell, then you are saved.  Salvation is simple.  Mario clearly teaches the opposite.

Ephesians 2:8-9- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST.

That is exactly what these Lordship Salvation believers do, is boast.  They try to make salvation hard, so that they can try to WORK for the false idea of a “hard earned salvation” and then they brag about it.  I know I did when I believed in Lordship Salvation.  The first man who acted like this, was Cain.  He brought his fruits before the Lord with the attitude of “Lord look what I did for you.”  God would not accept it, because it was a work which he boasted about.  Mario Brisson, and the rest of the Lordship Salvation believers are all Cains.

In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you.  Amen.

The “License To Sin” Heresy (Don’t Take Abusing Advantage of the Mercy and Grace of God)

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him , beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

To my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, we worship a very merciful God, but that is not any reason, whatsoever, to abuse His grace.  You should NEVER uses your salvation as a “license to sin.”  It is true, that once you become saved, you will always be saved, even if you do sin.  However it is a very shameful thing that people are abusing this with their “God will forgive me anyway” attitude.  Yes, if you are saved, God will show you His mercy, but again, do NOT abuse that.

To those that are not saved though, your sins have not been washed away.  Please see how to be saved here.

Now let us go over reasons why you should never abuse God’s mercy.

1. You will still be punished.

Hebrews 12:6                                                                                                                                                                                 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Though you have been saved from hellfire (that is if you are saved by Jesus), you are still subject to chastening if you violate God’s law.  This I can tell you from experience.  God has taken a 2×4 and beat the snot out of me (I am obivously symbolically speaking to all you straw men).  This is the last thing I worry about though.  You should be more afraid of offending The Lord rather than His chastening.

2. Jesus did not die for you to give you a right to sin.

Jesus died for your sins, but not your right to sin, especially since you have no right whatsoever to sin.  Jesus was crucified for you.  While I do not subscribe to the idea that He was beat with cat o nine tails, He did go through some gruesome torments.  He was flogged indeed.  If you know what torment Jesus went through, then why would you want to abuse that?  You should be ashamed of yourself.

3. I can guarantee that you are a lot less likely to abuse the kindness of another human being.

Many people will take caution not to take advantage of other people, but have no problem taking advantage of the mercy and grace of God.  Anyone who does this, is guilty of idolatry.  Did that person that you would rather please over God ever suffer for your sin?  NO!!! I DIDN’T THINK SO EITHER!!!

Even though you will not lose your salvation, you should NEVER abuse the mercy of God.  In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you.  Amen.