Beware of Word Faith Deception

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Word of Faith teachers profess that Christians have a “right” to this world’s goods if they ask God and have enough faith.

According to WOF teachers, Words have power and that is why it is often called “name it and claim it.” WOF preachers take a verse such as Matthew 11:24 out of context. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. “ to support their doctrine.

The Bible, however, teaches that God’s will determines the answer to our prayers, not man’s will.

‘And this is the boldness which we have toward Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us. And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of Him.’—I John 5:14, 15.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. “Romans 8:26-27

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. “Romans 12:2

“ Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].” Ephesians 5:17

“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye [ought] to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” James 4:13,15
WOF also teaches that God wants to bless Christians with money, big homes and new cars, ect. Using verses as Malachi 3:10 out of context.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

That is why WOF is called the “prosperity gospel” or “health and wealth gospel.”

However the Bible tells us that seeking after money in this life is sin.

“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.” Ecclesiastes 5:10-12

“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:9-11:

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him”. 1John 2:15

Wealth is not a sign of favor from God. Many drug dealers, corrupt businessmen, and pornographers are wealthy and millions of hardworking, honest Christians are poor.

“Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? “ James 2:5

WOF also teach that people are created in the image of God and therefore are “little gods.” They imply that Christians are able to control a “faith force” and have the power to bring their desires into being. They take John 10:34 out of context Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods ?”

This claim is idolatry because Jesus was quoting Psalm 82, which referred to judges as “gods.”

Jesus was stating that he was above all judges being the Son of God, deity.

True Christians are indwelt by the Holy Spirit but are not little gods. God is the creator and humans are his creations. Christians are to be in submission to God’s will and his Lordship, living their lives to please him alone.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children. “ Ephesians 5:1-33

“Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. “John 15:14

“And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. “ Luke 4:8

The “Love ” Gospel Does Not Love Truth

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The” Love” Gospel Does Not Love Truth

The “Love Gospel” is another gospel but it is not the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. The “Love Gospel” overlooks sound Biblical doctrine in order to accept those of other faiths as Christians.

The major emphasis is on love and unity. The false “Love” Gospel is the bases of Ecumenism and is leading towards a one world religion in these last days.

In order to accomplish this unity, the Bible is compromised, causing doctrines of demons to come into the Church, or a least what is passing off today in some circles as Christianity. Those who follow This “Love Gospel” cry the loudest, “Don’t judge” and “you’re causing division.”

Today, there are so many false and watered down false gospels being preached today. Messages which require no real repentance, commitment and do not recognize the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We can see this in the modern translations of the Bible which are constantly changing God’s word, and pseudo “gospel” presentations given to the tickling ears. 

The “Love Gospel” perverts God’s Word by twisting scripture to suit an agenda. Sound doctrine is ignored in order to justify  a false unity for the sake of peace.

Here is a typical misconstrued scripture by the followers of the “Love Gospel.”

Mark 9: 38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

The “Love Gospel” uses this verse without examining all scripture within its context in order to overlook testing the spirts, proving all things and examining ourselves to see if we are in the true faith as scriptures also exhort. While there may be some who follow Jesus that do not belong to “our” church that does not mean that all who come in Jesus name are of the truth. Sound Bible doctrine is important and we are commanded to defend the faith from those who would water it down, pervert it, or deny it.

Jude 13. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Galatians 16. 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.

Is Paul being divisive and judgmental? Not at all ! Paul is demonstrating his love for Jesus by defending the faith against the invading wolves and false teachers which he said would sneak into the fold.

Matthew 7:13 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

1 John 511 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE; [and] HE THAT HATH NOT THE SON OF GOD HATH NOT LIFE. 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

2: Matthew 7 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and THEN THOU SHALT SEE CLEARLY to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

The Bible clearly says do not judge if you are doing the same things but it says to stop doing wrong things so you can judge righteously. We don’t throw out judging altogether! Christians are commanded to JUDGE between sound doctrine and error . Christians are not supposed to blindly accept any wind of teaching. The Bereans would be able to reject any false doctrine because it would not line up with the Word.

Acts 17:10. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming [thither] went into the synagogue of the Jews.These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

God’s Word also says Matthew 7:15 15. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

2 Peter 2:1 1. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

1 John 4:1 1. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1 Corinthians 6:2 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

1 Corinthians 14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

Christians are to put every teaching to the test of the Bible, God’s Word. If the teaching does NOT line up with the Word….then REJECT it! We are living in the last days when many will not endure sound doctrine. Seducing spirits and doctrines of devils are coming into the Churches in droves and rather than rejecting them and standing for truth, the “Love’ Gospel ” promotes unity over truth of scriptures.

The “love” gospel does not want to hear about repentance, or sin, or hell or judgment but these are all scriptural concepts and we are commanded to preach them!

1 Timothy 4:1 1. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Timothy 4:3 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; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE [them].

Psalms 94:16 16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? [or] who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

The “love gospel” adherents, afraid of persecution, will end up “loving” people to hell fire! If you really have God’s love in your heart you will preach the truth. Warn the sinner of future judgment and hell fire for rejecting Jesus Christ. Tell them that God loved the world that he sent Jesus to die for them but also tell them that God’s wrath is upon all who reject so great salvation.

WORD FAITH MOVEMENT TEACHERS: A SAMPLE OF ERRORS

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WORD FAITH MOVEMENT TEACHERS: A SAMPLE OF ERRORS

“You don’t have a god in you, you are one.” Kenneth Copeland, The Force Of Love

“Pray to yourself, because I’m in your self and you’re in Myself. We are one Spirit, saith the Lord.” Kenneth Copeland, “Believer’s Voice of Victory

“I say this with all respect so that it don’t upset you too bad, but I say it anyway. When I read in the Bible where he [Jesus]
says, ‘I Am,’ I just smile and say, ‘Yes, I Am, too!'” Kenneth Copeland, Believer’s Voice of Victory.

“I was shocked when I found out who the biggest failure in the Bible actually is. … The biggest one is God. … I mean, He lost His top-ranking, most anointed angel; the first man He ever created; the first woman He ever created; the whole earth and all the Fullness therein; a third of the angels, at least—that’s a big loss, man … Now, the reason you don’t think of God as a failure is He never said He’s a failure. And you’re not a failure till you say you’re one.” Kenneth Copeland, (Praise-a-Thon program on TBN [April 1988] )

It wasn’t the physical death on the cross that paid the price for sin … anybody could do that.” (Kenneth Copeland, What Satan Saw on the Day of Pentecost)

“… [t]hat Word of the living God went down into that pit of destruction and charged the spirit of Jesus with resurrection power! Suddenly His twisted, death-wracked spirit began to fill out and come back to life. He began to look like something the devil had never seen before. He was literally being reborn before the devil’s very eyes. He began to flex His spiritual muscles … Jesus was born again—the first-born from the dead the Word calls Him—and He whipped the devil in his own backyard. He took everything he had away from him. He took his keys and his authority away from him.” (“The Price of it All,” Believer’s Voice of Victory, September 1991, p. 4)

John Avanzini is convinced that “Jesus had a nice big house. John Avanzini, “Believer’s Voice of Victory

“Jesus wore designer clothes”, and “Jesus was handling big money”. John Avanzini, “Believer’s Voice of Victory

Fred Price also claims that Jesus was rich and that He left us with an example to follow. That is why Fred drives a Rolls Royce; he is following Jesus’ example.

Mr. Price also communicates one of the more sickening beliefs of the Word-Faith teachers which shocks even those with a mild amount of common sense. He says, “How can you glorify God in your body, when it doesn’t function right?….What makes you think the
Holy Ghost wants to live inside of a body where He can’t see out through the windows, and He can’t hear out the ears?” Fred Price, Is God Glorified Through Sickness?

Kenneth Copeland will tell you that “God is the biggest failure in the Bible…the
reason you’ve never thought that is because He never said He was one”.Kenneth Copeland, “Praise-a-thon

Kenneth Copeland “copy of the mother planet” which God lives on, again imitating a Mormon doctrine. The Bible plainly
states that God is spirit (John 4:24), The Bible
never says a thing about this earth being a copy of any so-called mother planet.

Benny Hinn said Jesus would have sinned if it had not been for the Holy Ghost: “Now, Jesus endured the cross and looked towards the cross by the power of the Holy Ghost…He was kept sinless by the Spirit. Because the Bible says He offered Himself spotless through the Spirit. Watch this, it’s right here. “How much more shall the blood of Christ Who, through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself without spot.” So had the Holy Ghost not been there, then Jesus would have sinned.” Benny Hinn, Praise The Lord.

Benny Hinn quotes on Christians being little Gods/ gods: “When you say, ‘I am a Christian, you are saying, ‘I am mashiach’ in the Hebrew. I am a little messiah walking on earth, in other words That is a shocking revelation…. May I say it like this? You are a little god on earth running around.” Benny Hinn Praise-a-thon

Christians are “Little Messiah’s and “little gods” on the earth. Thus [Encouraging the audience]…say “I am a God-man….This spirit-man within me is a God-man…” say “I’m born of heaven-a God-man. I’m a God man. I am a sample of Jesus. I’m a super being. Say it! Say it! Who’s a super being? “I walk in the realm of the supernatural.” Say it!…You want to prosper? money will be falling on you from left, right and centre. God will begin to prosper you, for money always follows righteousness….Say after me, “everything I ever want is in me already.” Benny Hinn TBN

“If you say, I am, your saying you’re a part of him, right? Is he God? Are you his offspring? Are you his children? Then you’re not human!” Benny Hinn, Our position in Christ

Let’s say, I am a God man.’ This spirit man within me is a God-Man. I’m a God-Man.” Benny Hinn Praise the Lord, TBN,

When you were born again the Word was made flesh in you You are everything He was and everything He is and ever He shall be …. Don’t say,’ I have.’ Say, ‘ I am, I am, I am, I am, I am.” Benny Hinn, “Our Position in Christ.

These teachers because have supposedly received these teachings by direct revelation from God and according to them to oppose what they say is to oppose God. However, these false teachers have lifted themselves in pride above any critical analysis contrary to the scriptures which say we are to prove all things, test the spirits, judge according to the word of God, and so in accordance to scriptures God’s elect are to disregard anything not in accord with the bible.

Exercise Righteous Judgment.

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Jesus said in Matthew 7: 1-5 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck out of your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye”

Does this mean we are never to judge? Of course not, for Jesus also said: “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24), but what exactly is righteous judgement?

Righteous judgment is: RIGHTEOUS- characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice-JUDGEMENT-. The act or process of judging; the formation of an opinion, TO JUDGE- To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration.

Righteous judgement must not be based upon mere appearance, personal opinions or unsubstantiated hearsay but Righteous judgement must be based on conclusive and substantial evidence, not on outward appearance or insufficient or weak information. Outward appearance can often be misleading and the bible says that some things are clearly evident while others will not be fully disclosed until eternity.

“Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later. Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden” (1 Timothy 5:24, 25).

The bible makes it clear that we are to examine both ourselves and others who claim to belong to Jesus Christ. We are to prove them and test the spirits. 1 John 4:1 1.” Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

PROVE all things; hold fast that which is good” I Thessalonians 5:21
The Greek word for “prove” is domimazo and it means, “To test, prove, with the expectation of approving”
PROVE- To establish the truth or validity of by presentation of argument or evidence.

Christians are not to compromise, overlook evil, or fellowship with darkness. Rather we are called by God to EXPOSE THEM. (to reveal; to uncover; to disclose, make known)

Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:10,11

So how do we examine and prove things?

EVIDENCE: is the means by which facts in issue are proved or disproved. This includes all the means of proving or disproving any matter, i.e., oral testimony, written records, demonstration. Credible witness, credible sources,(which can vary, medical, scientific, historical record, credible unbiased news reporting, pictures, documents, expert witness, many witnesses unknown to each other confirming the same thing, )

Then after evidence is accumulated we WEIGHT THE EVIDENCE: assess the reliability and probative value of evidence that has already been determined to be relevant. The probative value of evidence is its value in assisting in determining the matters in issue. The determination of the weight to be assigned to evidence involves the application of common sense. EVIDENCE SHOULD BE WEIGHED IN LIGHT OF ALL OF THE EVIDENCE IN THE CASE AND THE ISSUES TO BE DECIDED.

Then we come to a CONCLUSION (a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration) based on evidence presented.

However, the bible says that we are not to judge another for something that we are doing ourselves, (get right with God first in that area) or we bring condemnation (God’s judgement) upon ourselves.

“Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?” (Romans 2:1-3).

We are also not to judge in some matters of cultural, religious, social habits or personal preferences. (ex. Women wearing makeup, foods we eat, style of cloths, style of music, dancing in church, raising hands, organ or no organ, speaking in tongues, hair covering or not, ect.) These things are not important enough to cause a rift between brethren BUT in matters of morality and doctrine IT IS IMPORTANT TO JUDGE.

“Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand” (Romans 14:1-4).

“But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: ‘As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’ So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way” (Romans 14:10-13).

We also should not judge with insufficient knowledge. (Unless you are sure that God has revealed by his Holy Spirit something to you) THIS DOES HAPPEN.

For example, I went to a meeting at a visiting church. Sitting in the pew the Spirit of God spoke loud in my spirit and said to me. “The pastor is in sin as he is having an affair with a woman in the worship team” Needless to say, I was stunned and had no idea why the Lord should chose to reveal this to me. After the worship, I felt led to prophecy. It was generalized and not condemning but still I could tell that it did not go over very well. The prophetic word was that “God was going to cast down the high places in the lives of his people”

I kept this word to myself and just began to pray about it. A couple of weeks later my friend told me that the pastor confessed his sin, that he was having an affair with a women in his worship team. He left the ministry and his wife and family to be with the girl. I continued to pray. Several weeks later I happened to meet the pastor at a dry cleaners. I really barely knew the guy but I said hi and asked how he was doing. The pastor confessed to me what had happened and I was still more dumbfounded as I did not know him very well. All I could say out of my mouth was, “are you right with God? “ In which he replied that he was working on it. My heart went out to him. I kept praying for the guy and to this day have not heard any news about him, but I feel he is humbled and dealing with his issues.

Point is that sometimes we get revealed knowledge from God and in humility considering ourselves lest we be tempted we should pray about what God wants us to do with the information. It is my experience that prayer is the main thing to do in situations like these BUT sometimes as in the case of Paul and Simon the sorcerer, we must rebuke the person, and yes, I have had to do that as well. But we do it to bring repentance even though it may seem harsh at times, I don’t like disciplining my kids but I have had 5 of them and sometimes it is needful and sometimes it is needful to rebuke your brother/sister in the Lord, for their good.

We are also not to take God’s place in judgment, which is to pronounce sentence. When we speak evil of people in slander we are condemning them. When we judge without sufficient evidence we are being a slanderer.

“Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?” (James 4:11,12).

We are also not to condemn the guiltless by neglecting mercy: “But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless” (Matthew 12:7).

When Christians persist in sin, they are to be judged by their fellow Christians, as Paul explained to the Corinthians: “I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner ,not even to eat with such a person.

For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside (unbelievers) God judges. Therefore ‘put away from yourselves that wicked person'” (1 Corinthians 5:9-13).

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?” (1 Corinthians 6:1-5).

When Christians are faced with clear evidence of evil we are called to expose and warn about it. Jesus reprimanded the church at Thyatira: “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and beguile My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols” (Revelation 2:20).

“But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us” (2 Thessalonians 3:6).

“And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother” (2 Thessalonians 3:14,15).

“Teach and exhort these things. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wrangling of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself” (2 Timothy 6:2b-5).

“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:17,18).

Christians who are tolerant of evil and overlook evil conduct will be held accountable to God.

“I will perform against Eli all the things which I have spoken concerning his house because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.” (1Samuel 3:12-13)

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? Proverbs 24:11,12

“Blessed is the man whom Thou dost chasten, O Lord, and dost teach out of Thy law; that Thou mayest grant him relief from the days of adversity, until a pit is dug for the wicked Ps 94:12-13

“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16

Star of “David” is not Jewish in origin.

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Did you know that the star of “David” is not Jewish in origin. Recently I read a book of the history of this star and found that it originated in the occult.

“The menorah is a seven branched candelabrum lit by olive oil in the Tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem. The menorah is one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish people. It is said to symbolize the burning bush as seen by Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 25). ” Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Why has Israel adopted this symbol? Well, first of all a Cabalist (Jewish occult mystic) brought it in and then it was adopted by Rothchild as their family symbol. Rothchild was instrumental at supplying finances for the Zionist movement.

Israel is proceeding to complete fulfillment of prophecy, which will culminate in the Antichrist coming to the world scene, deceiving Israel fulfillment of Zechariah 13:8-9, where God will allow Antichrist to kill Jews and Christians.

If you have this occult symbol in your home get rid of it! The true Jewish symbol is the menorah candle stick.

Evidence from Matthew 24 That the Lord Will Return in the Span of a Generation from Israel’s Birth

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Evidence from Matthew 24 That the Lord Will Return in the Span of a Generation from Israel’s Birth.

Concerning the time of the Lord’s return, Jesus’ disciples asked him: “what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” (Matthew 24:3b

: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near-at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place, Matthew 24:32-34,

Jesus’ parable of the fig tree is speaking of Israel. When Israel comes back as a nation, then the last days would come. “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation [genea γενεά] will by no means pass away till all these things take place,” Matthew 24:34

According to the CIA World Fact Book the longest average life expectancy (by country) for 2009 was 84.36 years in the country of Macau.

The generation spoken of here must be the generation that would see all of the things that Jesus spoke of when the disciples questioned Him and specifically it would be the generation that would see the “fig tree budding”. Since we have seen that the fig tree was Israel in both the prophets and according to Jesus, then “this generation” must be the one that began at the commencement of the new state of Israel.

(To read more check out the link ) http://www.douglashamp.com/the-fig-tree-has-budded/