To Shun or Not to Shun???
(Please note names that are mentioned in this article is not an endorsement concerning the people that is mentioned here)
Tyndale Bible, Romans 16:17 17 I beseche you brethre marke them which cause division and geve occasions of evyll contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned: and avoyde them.
18 For they yt are suche serve not ye Lorde Iesus Christ: but their awne bellyes and with swete preachinges and flatteringe wordes deceave the hertes of the innocetes.
2017 has been a year that has brought us many struggles and conflicts, there has been a call I believe that is from God that we need to have reflection on our own lives and a constant willingness to practice daily repentance as the bible teaches us to, in arising situations we must always bear in mind none of us is without sin, we seek the lord daily for a renewal bringing constant strong conviction, without compromise or for that matter.
It has been vital for the spiritual health and well being of anyone who is truly born again to stay outside of the contemporary and egalitarian the view that Christian churches should be so liberal to the extent we see female roles as equal to that of their male counterparts on authoritative spiritual matters, in doing so they believe and encourage many Christians to think outside the box, becoming more progressive and liberal that feelings and the religious aspect of Christian practice and worship have turned in to anarchy, the complete and total rejection of the objective moral character in to subjective morality and the modernist view on scriptural principles, in other words the bible is seen to no longer be authoritarian by having this view you are then classed as an extremist.
As much as I dislike the rhetoric and the way scripture is used to push you in line with the rest of the “goats” who will fall over the preverbal cliff, these so called post modern progressive Christians are liabilities when it come to persecution for those who stand for what is right, core biblical fundamental and orthodox beliefs are being so aggressively stamped out in favour of holding apostate and neo-evangelical Christian teachers in high regard as being beneficial and attractive in focusing on individual circumstances.
They pray on the biblically ignorant, weak and those who are immature in the faith, my mother’s family are no exception to this in light of my cousins who it is painful to see them being duped into falsehoods to accommodate inter-faith and unwittingly holding to the idea that Catholics who hold fundamentally to the dogma’s, sacraments and doctrines as “saved” without considering what it is the RCC teaches or for that matter, Islam, Buddhism, et, el, even those who left the Jehovah’s witnesses have no fruit but think it is ok to be foul mouthed in the sense of hurling abuse whilst calling themselves “born again” Christians is no more than the product of psudo-Christianity that is offered today in the post modernist church.
It would be wise to heed the warnings that I had learned of Richard Wurmbrand at the time whilst in captivity, shown us that the worst of all enemies are going to be those who claim to be Christians, when the time of great persecution comes they are the first people who are likely to inform the authorities of you, whilst emphasising forgiveness, mercy and love he said do not hold it against them, it’s simply human nature.
Whilst thinking about my own sins, living in daily repentant and struggling as we all do in contending with the flesh, none of us are without sin or faults, but that does not permit us to tolerate what the bible warns so much about false teachers nor does it excuse false teaching at the cost of rejecting sound doctrine, it is because of peer pressure it is easy to give in, whilst we are encouraged to look at the example of Christ, we know we cannot expect anything of those who claim to be “believers”, the church age is finished and now we have come into a new stage of spiritual degradation, spirituality is now the common denominator which men like Francis Chan, Rick Warren, John Piper and many others now are strongly influencing many families within churches, and what they see is not a blessing but a judgement from God himself that he would send them a strong and powerful delusion, the Lord allows them to see the lies because they desire it so, if anything these people are a liability and not the solution.
So I see it right to make a public statement and official that there are at times biblical mandates as a last resort for shunning even that of my family members amongst other who claim to be believers as they claim to be within the church the bible teaches it is right that we should judge them, I will make the point we are not talking about judging a person’s salvation this is for God to do, we are not talking about interpretations of non essential doctrine, but the doctrine of the Gospel that is our fundamental teaching on area’s around our common salvation, it is evident that many of the scriptures are ignored because the bible is not seen to be the authority and that relationships with family members are more important, nothing could be further from the truth to those who uphold to biblical authority as taught in the scriptures.
Jesus give us the heart of the law is to Love God above all things and this means the principle and application of the scripture must always be place above any relationships, this is not always easy and too often comes at a cost, historically the Bible has been at the heart of much conflict, wars, divisions and suffering this is not often God’s doing, but this is our own doing as we are often stubborn and unwilling to submit to God’s will in other word you cannot chew the meat and spit out the bones as there is more bones to spit out than meat to chew or take in the good and leave out the bad, most within the evangelical church including my mother’s side of the family are no exception, I guess with regards to my mother’s family this is me publically saying to them this part of my life is now closed and so I wish them well for the future my prayer is that the Lord open’s the eyes to the spirit of the age we live in concerning the churches, we are in an age of Laodicea.
Whist most today do not even dare venture into the streets for the gospel because it is seen to be anti-social, they shy away from it, most are now given over to modernist ideas, we are entering into a period were now Christians prefer Christian philosophy over the application of doctrine, many are going two and through over prophecy and the end times, than reaching out the lost in the streets with the message and when they do go out it is about social works.
They place the emphasis on the importance of man in making them feel loved instead of loving them with conviction and confronting sin as being intolerable before the sight of God, the whole message in John 3:16 for God so loved seems to put an emphasis on God needing man because he sees something good and special in all of us so he came to save them, rather than man needing God for Salvation because of condemnation that is addressed in John 3:36, it is far more important to get man to center himself around God, than giving them a humanist view of God that teaches that man is more important.
I am convinced that as the bible is so true to its word that these people who claim to be Christians do not have the love of the truth, 2 Thess 2:10 and cannot convince me otherwise, many churches are no orientated around needs of individuals to try and attract many who have “good hearts” they are convinced that if a Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Pentecostal and people of all faiths and none have good hearts than we are all seeking to serve the same God even if they do not know Jesus as their saviour this is what we call Broad Christianity that teaches that Gods plan of salvation is wide, whilst Jesus words are being rejected here, Matthew 7:14-15 13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.15Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Small is the Gate and narrow is the way, then how can family members like my cousins or other evangelicals ever say that there view agrees with the word of Jesus, I am seeing in this the importance of learning the lessons of their beliefs is that God forbid that we should ever think the same way, the bible is very clear on the Human Heart, it is very deceitful as Jeremiah 17:11 says and desperately wicked, whenever they say people have good hearts, with all the best intentions in the world it does not negate the fact that the bible is true to its word and we should never trust our hearts when people tell us otherwise, it is right we are not to judge the heart of man our selves, the fact of the matter is the Bible has already judged the human heart and so if the scriptures teach not to trust the human heart, who am I to disagree with the word of God.
If anything I would not hold it against them because they have been taught to have this view by multitude of teachers who come from various bible colleges or seminaries, many would see them as more qualified to give scriptural instruction and would regard their words without testing what they are taught or even confront you not to reject them because they are studied, the attitude is the same of traditional Catholics who are pious when it comes to the priests this is no different, the church or Rome would argue reasonable authority comes from their doctors in the RCC and your need for the priests as much as evangelicals take a similar or same approach as the catholic does with their priests, I can see why the RCC is attractive to many evangelicals who at this moment in time would not cross over the line in becoming full members of the RCC, that time is near where they will have to choose what they put their faith in, the Church or the Bible.
The cultural and social programs in many churches are dangerous because it is no longer about the fear of confronting unbelievers, it is now used to rid the churches of any undesirables, those who will not go along with the programs or what their church do is seen to be outside of “Christianity”.
For all they accuse those who desire to be faithful to the purity of scriptural instruction and teaching is what they themselves are guilty of as they speak with guile and a forked tongue we are to continue living in obedience to the scriptures faithfully without being self righteous about it, we are to walk in all humbleness and humility.
In my years as a bible believing Christian, I have seen the iniquity from politics to churches, I am not referring to personal sins but government officials and churches acting in rebellion and defiance to God’s word, such as what we have seen as the latest leaning towards “Christian Spirituality” adapting catholic mysticism and pagan practices in Christian worship and meditation, putting aside differences of doctrine and accommodating unity at any cost, I have seen how Satan uses events to bring all religions together for the sake of peace on the other hand the Bible calls this a false peace and a false unity, one many Christians including my mother’s own evangelical family members are so naive to accept that is what the bible says in 1 John 4:3 1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Question: does Islam confess that Jesus has come in the flesh and is of God? What about religious beliefs and teachings of rabbinical Judaism? Or Buddhism, or Hinduism, or Mormonism or the JWs etc, can they not distinguish the difference between biblical separation and biblical unity as opposed to the counterfeit unity of today?
It follows the patterns of Old Testament scriptures, were even Israel was in rebellion to God, even today the churches more so, the difference is that the Churches of today cannot plead that they not ignorant with regards to the teachings of Christ, it is important that we take note of the book of Jude who speaks warning about wilful rebellion, the consequences of not heeding Gods word and the result of where it leads, the bible calls believers to living in a state of constant daily repentance, this simply means a change of mind, this means not going after the things that we think that is right in our own minds.
Part of the problem is we do not fear God often enough, we do not reflect more on doctrine but rather live by the Christian Experience in an increasingly fast changing and modern world, with regards to modern politics there are many Christians who do think about the implications and impact that even modern political issues we are faced with effects our very liberties as Christians often take for granted, such as the growing infiltration of communism within state run schools, policing, government, political parties and the freedoms of home education, do not get me wrong I have no thought for a particular political party, these rights and privileges we call our freedoms are being removed is instigated by Members of the Labour Party.
For example History has demonstrated way communism is wrong and often not workable, history also shows us that communism is dangerous, it is oppressive and is opposed to Judeo Christian beliefs, China is a prime example of this is mentioned in the Telegraph  Christianity and communism are fundamentally incompatible – one a spiritual creed, the other materialist. Christianity lays down
In fact, of course, communism and its blood-brother, fascism, have been responsible – in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America – for more human misery over the past century than any other systems of belief thought up by man. By denying human beings their individuality, all totalitarian systems brutalise the human condition, reducing everyone in their sway to the status of ants, or cogs in a machine. Christianity teaches that each of us is a moral being, responsible for our actions to our Maker, and individually bound to love our neighbours as ourselves.
Communism has often been shown to be oppressive and in many respects have subjected Christians to brutal and physical violence towards Christians, the reason for concern has been because of where labour now stands.
that a man’s responsibility to his neighbour is personal, a matter for his individual conscience, while communism decrees that all duties are collective, to be enforced by the state. At first glance, communism may look like the fairer system, and Christianity the more selfish.
To prove the points I make here are valid is
Corbyn is supportive of socialist ideas, it is known that socialism is an affront to communism, It was Corbyn who has often had strong support by the communist party of great Britain, has been supportive of communists, even have given speeches at communist rallies, essentially Corybn has shown by demonstraightion there is very little difference between his support for socialism and does not outright oppose communism, between communism and socialism Corbyn is promoting the same economic/political philosophy, Coybn can be seen leading the mayday rallies that includes the communist party, and it boggles the mind that so-called Christians wants to support a man like Corbyn.
Corbyn has stated “we all owe something” to socialist revolutionary Karl Marx.
RT reports Many British bookstores are now reporting an explosion in sales of Marxist and left-wing literature. It is believed the increase in sales is linked to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, the left wing Leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party.
Back in 2015 Corbyn’s Labour representative John McDonnell threw a copy of Mao’s Communist Little Red Book at George Osborne in a joking can be seen as an affront to propagandising China’s communism but then again what do we expect when we have Corbyns people are influenced by the likes of Marx amongst other communist minds.
Since Corbyn gained power as Labour leader it is coincidental as it has also reported by RT that there has been a boom in sales in the communist manifesto, Marx was satanic in his beliefs
One of the most experienced man who lived under the oppression of communism that was influenced by Carl Marx was Richard Wermbrand who wrote about Marx and Satanism https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marx-Satan-Richard-Wurmbrand/dp/0891073795
“Two months after the Communist ‘People’s Republic of Romania’ was established, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand was arrested. Labelled ‘Prisoner Number 1,’ he was locked in a solitary cell, where he endured horrendous torture at the hands of the brutal secret police. More than eight years later, ‘a doctor masquerading as a Communist Party member discovered Richard alive.’ Released in 1956, he ‘resumed his work with the ‘underground’ churches….He was re-arrested in 1959 through the conspiracy of an associate, and sentenced to 25 years… accused of preaching ideas contrary to Communist doctrine.”
“In 1967, Richard and Sabrina Wurmbrand founded a ministry that would serve the persecuted church. Its name was eventually changed to Voice of the Martyrs. By the mid-1980s, it was reaching out to “80 restricted nations with offices in 30 countries around the world.” His book, Tortured for Christ, became a source of encouragement among the persecuted throughout the Soviet system.”
From Chapter Two, “Against All Gods”, Sub-Heading “Satan in Marx’s Family” (pg 23 paperback):
“Marx was an avowed enemy of all gods, a man who had bought his sword from the prince of darkness at the price of his soul. He had declared it his aim to draw all mankind into the abyss and to follow them laughing.”
From Chapter Four, “Too Late”, Sub-Heading “Family Letters” (pg 46 paperback):
“Another possible hint is contained in a letter written to Marx by his son Edgar on March 31, 1854. It begins with the startling words, “My dear devil.” Who has ever known of a son addressing his father like this? But that is how a Satanist writes to his beloved one. Could the son have been initiated as well?
Equally significant, Marx’s wife addresses him as follows, in a letter of August 1844,
Your last pastoral letter, high priest and bishop of souls, has again given quiet rest and peace to your poor sheep.
Marx had expressed, in The Communist Manifesto, his desire to abolish all religion, which one might assume would include abolishing the Satanist cult too. Yet his wife refers to him as high priest and bishop. Of what religion? The only European religion with high priests is the Satanist one. What pastoral letters did he, a man believed to have been an atheist, write? Where are they? This is a part of Marx’s life which has remained unresearched.”
From Chapter Five, “A Cruel Counterfeit”, Sub-Heading “Bukharin, Stalin, Mao, Ceausescu, Andropov”:
“Other evidences of Satanist persuasion among Marxist leaders are also significant. Troitskaia, daughter of the Soviet marshal Tuhatchevsky, one of the top men of the Red Army who was later shot by Stalin, wrote of her father that he had a picture of Satan in the east corner of his bedroom, where the Orthodox usually put their ikons.
When a certain Communist in Czechoslovakia was named head of the State Council for Religious Affairs, an institution whose purpose is to spy on believers and persecute them, he took the name “Hruza,” which means in Slovak “horror,” an appellation used for “devil.”
One of the leaders of a terrorist organization in Argentina took upon himself the nickname “Satanovsky.”
Anatole France, a renowned French Communist writer, introduced some of the greatest intellectuals of France to communism. At a recent exhibition of demoniac art in Paris, one of the pieces shown was the specific chair used by that Communist writer for presiding over Satanist rituals. Its horned armrests and legs were covered with goat’s fur.
Britain’s center of Satanism is Highgate Cemetery in London, where Karl Marx is buried. Mysterious rites of black magic are celebrated at this tomb.”
And here we are in 2017 Jeremy Corbyn Praising Karl Marx as a “great economist” as the Labour leader leapt to the defence of John McDonnell.
The Telegraph reporting that Jeremy Corbyn joins John McDonnell in praising Communist icon’s work
to quote the paper “Mr McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, sparked the prospect of a Labour Party revolt on Sunday when he said there is “a lot to learn” from Marx’s communist tract Das Kapital.”
But Mr Corbyn has moved to defend Mr McDonnell, who has also raised the prospect of increasing taxes for high earners, as he said “all great economists influence all of our thinking”.
Mr Corbyn said he read the works of both Marx and free market pioneer Adam Smith as he reassured voters that Labour would not raise taxes for low and middle earners.
I am not suggesting that Corbyn is a Satanist, but Corbyn’s is influenced by the God of this world, we know as Satan Corbyn admits to being influenced by Marx who was fundamentally anti-christian, this should concern Christians concerning who it is they want to support.
When it boils down to our choices be it political, social, who we allow ourselves to be influenced by intern that we influence others, we simply do not fear God, this does result in consequences that never ends well.
Many of the controversies we see today can be always linked back to Rome, since 2012 onward Rome has more so than ever placing events in order to influence the modern evangelical thinker to turn more hostile towards conservative evangelic who hold fundamentally to Orthodox beliefs.
Some times we need to be reminded of what it is we are battling against and who we are fighting for, we live in a time of economic turmoil and uncertainty with much confusion, all the major worlds governments have become hostile to Israel, whilst churches are unclear about what defines the authority of truth, resulting in many who call themselves Christians deciding what truth is for them adding their own interpretation at the same time the whole world calls for peace, the Book of revelations teach us that this is exactly what the anti-Christ will do is to bring a counterfeit peace, in Rev 6:2, it teaches that the anti-Christ will be a man of peace, Rome is promoting the idea and many evangelicals fall into the acceptance of this philosophy of peace and good works making Christianity centralised on man’s works, that are placed before Christ’s redemptive sacrifice.
We must always remain mindful that Rome is the enemy, we are not simply talking about its victims who are Roman Catholics, but we are also talking about the ones who are victimless are evangelicals who support the mix between evangelicals and the RCC.
Rome never takes this in to account as they teach that people should only trust in the works contained within the sacraments and not in his redemptive sacrifice, Rome teaches that to have any distinct doctrines, such as assurance of God’s forgiveness only through his onetime sacrifice that are contrary to its own dogma’s and doctrines, to put this aside and to over look our differences is not only to avoid being discriminatory, but Rome says to reject what they say, it is a direct rejection of the gospel and for the gospel to be represented we have to communicate and fully cooperate in compliance with the Papacy.
(Cont from P707) “This is the Source of our common efforts against discrimination on the grounds of our differences of religion, race colour and culture and the like. Collaboration extends also to the study of the teaching of the Gospel insofar as it is the source of inspiration for all Christian activity. Let the secretariat for promoting Christian unity and the pontifical commission for Justice and Peace devote themselves in common council to developing effectively this ecumenical collaboration.
The gospel does not involve any collaboration, nor does it lead us into accepting another gospel that is promoted by catholic theology, the gospel inspires us to commit to Christian activity inasmuch as it agrees and is under the authority of scripture and not for the unity of religions, the Gospel promotes the idea of separation from the world and all that is false and promotes the true unity of like minded believers, this does not include the papacy or its philosophies that has amalgamated human reasoning based on foundations of worldly wisdom that does not come from God, its attempt is to change the nature of the gospel, this is a direct assault on the foundations that the gospel is built upon.
In practice Rome has always rejected the authority of scriptures, Rome confounds its own condemnation for its promotion of and support of the so called “Theory of evolution”. The Apostle Paul in Romans 1 teaches us that the world has a creator, the gospel’s foundations begins in Genesis 1 and 1 John 1 teaches us that it was Christ who created the heavens and the earth. Why is it safe to assume because there are good Catholics who claim they love the lord that this makes them born again or saved for that matter? The question is do Catholics base there faith upon the authority of scripture alone? The answer is no, If it is the case that we would consider Catholics to be true believers based on their good nature, we must also apply this to other groups that would include Mormons, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Seventh-day Adventists, etc, who all claim to have Christ.
From my relatives perspective to many others they do not see it a problem if we have a mixture and called it all Christian, the Bible teaches us in:
2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. (Berean Study Bible)
(KJV) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Simply put it this way they close there ears to reality of what is happening in 21st century Christendom that we see 2 thess 2
The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder, 10and with every wicked deceptiondirected against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them. 11For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
They have refused the love of the truth, they will run after new teachers who teach all sorts of things the problem is we live in a world where there are many, this adds to the confusion and creates the problem, as we move in to 2018, biblical and orthodox beliefs are forever more going to be rejected, we will have more conflicts to contend with, more so within the churches this means churches cannot be consider save havens or places of refuge for spiritual growth, they have been and will ever increasingly be dangerous places that are now unsafe for any believer who is concerned about being biblical and concerned with authoritative truth.
However hard it may be we are encouraged according to 1 Thess 5:12 – 21 12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing. 18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19Quench not the Spirit. 20Despise not prophesyings. 21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22Abstain from all appearance of evil.
We must never accept what we are taught on face value we must use the bible itself as our authoritative truth, test all things by the scriptures and never give heed to false teachers like the ones I had mentioned earlier in this review, it does not matter what other Christians may say, the only thing we have now is the Bible, we cannot afford to be complacent nor can we afford to trust or rely on any who claim to be Christians to encourage us in biblical principles or on teaching for that matter, we cannot afford to trust any modern evangelical thinker who promotes post modernist beliefs, these are not your friends but your worst kind of enemy, we are to love them, but we cannot have any regard for them, now is the time that we should call for another reformation, not a reform to lead us to unity with Rome, but a separation from those who claim to be evangelical but are ecumenists.
Miguel Hayworth – Director UK Apologetics Library