Every Believer’s Duty in Opposing and Exposing Error.
The Bible teaches us to expose false teachers before the world, in these last days many have gone out into the world in the name of Christ, our duty is to warn against it.
If we cannot Judge teaching, then you have no right to judge me or any of our contributors then to our critiques they have no right to say what is right or wrong even to the point where they use the Bible to back up their basis for any argument.
Where do we stand with scripture about exposing false teachers and dealing with error?
We believe that Apologetics and Polemics are real ministries as long as they don’t go to the extremes, though we are told to be hot or cold rather than lukewarm, with our choices and with the teaching’s we listen to, I believe that the Holy Bible through Gods word commands us to.
To make clean and pure because of the Lord God who lives within us and also be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear that fear is God, like proverbs, Prov 9:10 The first step to wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
In 1 Peter 3:15 1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Also in Eph. 5:11-13 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, (but rather reprove them.) For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
The common question is why do we name, names on the site?
At U.K.A.L we name people’s names for several reasons, First, it is Biblical; Paul cites the names of people who were detrimental to the Gospel 2 Timothy 4:14.
How could you fulfil Romans 16:17 apart from naming the people involved?
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences ——- contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and (avoid them).
In Galatians chapter 1 vs. 6 – 10 it says.
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. This is why it is an importance of a responsibility.
It is not helpful to simply say that there are false teachers and false prophets deceiving people without telling them who these individuals are.
The other common question is that Doesn’t the Bible tell us not to touch God’s anointed? Isn’t that what you are guilty of (Judging others though they are wrong)?
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm (1 Chronicles 16:22). This text has nothing to do with reproving, rebuking, exhorting or warning others of spiritual danger.
David rebuked King Saul (God’s anointed) OPENLY.
Paul rebuked Peter, surely one of God’s anointed, OPENLY.
Jesus rebuked the “anointed” religious leaders of Israel OPENLY on many occasions.
No one in the Church is beyond correction, People in public ministry must be held to a higher standard for the sake of those who follow them.
You don’t seem very loving. Aren’t you helping the Accuser of the Brethren by doing what you do?
Biblical love demands that we WARN those in the Body of what we know to be the critical doctrinal error. It would be unloving to allow those around us to remain in deception without striving to see them liberated.
Jesus taught very plainly in John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, (If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free) God’s Word properly taught in its context will LIBERATE the one who hears & does that Word.
What makes us experts in this area?
The Continued work is under U.K.A.L has taken over First Plumbline Apologetics as a ministry we have been operating for over 16 years in the past we have had contacts of over 15 different Christian Watchdog Ministries World Wide, that are involved in bringing the truth of these matters in the case of edifying the body of Christ, the main aim is that we would only like to see that people would come out of the present day deception before the real deception comes through the anti-Christ.
Where do we stand on the on other matters like Tongues etc?
The Issue of Tongues, we believe in 1 Cor 14 where Paul instructs a commandment from the Lord that 1 or at the most 3 should speak but 1 at a time and should have a interpreter as it is for the edifying of the body, as tongues is a sign for the unbeliever not for the believer as Paul said I would rather speak in 3 words in my own language than 1000 words in an unknown language.
Can one be a false prophet and still be a Christian?
We believe people can be misled into thinking they are something they are not. One can believe they are a prophet; others can believe they are. .and yet they are not. This would make them false prophets, but probably sincere, but very deceived Christians.
There are others who are tares sown by Satan among the wheat of God (Matthew 13:25) people like Jim Jones, Prophet Jones, David Koresh and others.
The KJV only debate?
We appreciate the King James Bible, but we use other translations it is pointless to deal with this issue because it is fruitless, but we refute Ruckmanism and another KJVO that state that the KJ version is superior to the original Greek and Hebrew text and your salvation is based on a translation then rather on Christ.
What about the end times?
That is simple we believe we are in the last days leading up to Christ’s return, whether your pre-trib, post or whatever these are non-essentials, and we don’t have just cause to fall out over them.
As for revivals in the Church, no I don’t believe that revivals can happen in the last days because Scripture says that in the last days before the son of perdition comes first must come to an apostasy.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
I am not a triumphalist because I don’t believe in the Third Wave Messages.
For example, I will quote from a few books Quote: Most of the participants agree it will “contain the good of all the previous moves (of God) and much more.” This will be all encompassing and will cross all barriers. When God “releases His mighty wave it’s going to engulf everybody from the Baptists to the Episcopalians and from the Episcopalians to the Catholics and every denomination on the face of the earth.” (Paul Cain, “God Speaking the Second Time,” Leadership Conference, Grace Ministry, 1990)
Rodney Browne, in his booklet Quote: “The Coming Revival” talks about revival waves and how you need to learn to read the waves; otherwise if you stay with the wrong one you and your board will end up smashed up on the sand.” (p.14) Cain says “Something’s going to come so strong to you that you won’t even know that there be any baptism of the Holy Ghost compared to the enormous baptism you’re about to receive.” (Paul Cain, “Prophecy for the Vineyard,” Anaheim Vineyard, 2/1989)
Look at the leadership of the new apostles and prophets rising up, in C. Peter Wagner’s “to be a Super Apostle” in the Churches. A new brand of the coalition of apostles.
However Peter says that at the end they will say: (Titus 2:13) “That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savoir, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own desires, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this, they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water,”
So remember if we do not see a revival will you be the one to say “Where is the promise of His coming?” one thing is though there is a great apostasy happening within our
Churches as we are in the last days if we don’t expect this then God is a liar.
Matthew 7:21″Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?
23Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!
Doesn’t love cover sins, yet you are exposing them?
Let’s not forget the context — James 4:19,20 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. It is talking about bringing someone back to the truth from their errors. It has nothing to do with hiding sins?
The Bible is one of the few books that exposes the sins of God’s people in almost every one of the 66 books! You sound bitter because of your own negative experiences with some questionable charismatic leaders. Isn’t this “ministry” simply your method of getting back at them?
We are not bitter at all, there is no personal vindication on the part of any individual involved, and our main aim is to build a library written by various authors to provide freely for the benefit of the believer.
Some of the “questionable” leaders we featured happen to be the ones spearheading the renewal movement. We know these men and women to be teaching damaging and at times
Blasphemous Doctrines. We know many of them have gained great wealth through false promises and Scripture twisting. Because of what we know, we are obligated to warn others and this we do.
What is the fruit of U.K.A.L’s ministry?
We have over thousands of people globally that have visited the website, and this is growing; we have had encouraging outcomes from people repenting and leaving ecumenical groups to teachers who are leading others astray.