Bible Believers' Newsletter #239
"We focus on the PRESENT Truth -- what Jesus is doing NOW . . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is good to fellowship around the unchanging Word of God.
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Planes of 9/11 Exceeded Their Software Limits
Boeing 757 and 767 are equipped with fully autonomous flight capability, they are the only two Boeing commuter aircraft capable of fully autonomous flight. They can be programmed to take off, fly to a destination and land, completely without a pilot at the controls.
They are intelligent planes, and have software limits pre set so that pilot error cannot cause passenger injury. Though they are physically capable of high g maneuvers, the software in their flight control systems prevents high g maneuvers from being performed via the cockpit controls. They are limited to approximately 1.5 g's. . .
No matter what the pilot wants, he cannot override this feature.
The plane that hit the Pentagon approached or reached its actual physical limits, military personnel have calculated that the Pentagon plane pulled between five and seven g's in its final turn.
As well as fully autonomous flight capability, the 767 and 757 are the ONLY COMMUTER PLANES MADE BY BOEING THAT CAN BE FLOWN VIA REMOTE CONTROL. It is a feature that is standard to all of them, all 757's and 767's can do it. . .
The cell phone calls from the aircraft could not have happened. . . At 500 miles an hour, the aircraft will travel three times the range of a cell phone's five watt transmitter before . . . handshaking can occur. We did 9/11 to ourselves.
Comment: Interesting, but no Boeing struck the Pentagon. Full story: sianews.com
Afghan Opium Crop Back to Record Levels
Scotland, August 19, 2002 -- The new Afghan government has "largely failed" in its effort to eradicate the opium poppy crop in Afghanistan, which in recent years became the world's biggest producer of the raw material for heroin, United Nations crop experts reported yesterday. . .
By the late 1990s, Afghanistan was supplying 70 per cent of the world's opium. Then, in 2000, the Taleban government banned poppy cultivation and UN and US drug agencies determined that this led to an almost total -- 96 per cent -- reduction in acreage devoted to the crop in the 2001 growing season.
However, the US-led war that ousted the Taleban late last year prompted Afghan farmers to plant poppies again over tens of thousands of acres.
Comment: The Drugs Lords of the City of London also control the US government, and everything is going according to their plan. Full story: scotsman.com
Russia Warns America and Israel Away from Iraq
Perhaps because it has managed to murder several hundred [mostly unarmed] Palestinians in the Occupied Territories without serious objection from its captive "International Community", the Jewish State nowadays appears to consider itself a cult comprised almost exclusively of master strategists and war heroes. Just how wrong this perception is, will certainly be exposed if the Jews make the mistake of thinking they can defeat the Russians using the same cowardly techniques.
Just in case the "International Community" fails to get the Caspian military message, Russia recently ratcheted the pressure up a little more by planning a US$40 billion economic cooperation plan with Iraq. The agreement, which includes oil, irrigation, agriculture, transportation, railroads and electrical energy, will most likely be signed in Baghdad during early September, around the same time that New Yorkers will be psyching themselves up for the first anniversary of the 9/11 attack. . .
The reality is that most members of the western public have now seen the very same "Poor Holocaust Jews" on television, ruthlessly at work in Palestine with their automatic weapons, tanks and bulldozers. As barbaric killers and war criminals they have no peers, and very large numbers of ordinary western voters no longer have any time for them.
Apart from the Jewish Lobbies in Washington, the only unqualified [and thus incredibly stupid] support for a strike against Iraq has come from the Australian Government -- located at the bottom of the world and completely out of touch as usual. The way things stand at present a strike in the short term looks extremely unlikely, but not impossible. Any American servicemen obliged to invade Iraq at any time in the future on behalf of the Jewish State, would do well to keep a weather eye open for well-armed angry Russians. Full story: homepage.ntlworld.com geocities.com trumanlibrary.org
A Law of the Jews Becomes the Law of the Land
After the conquest of 1066, the Normans imposed on the English an efficiently organized social system that crowded out many Anglo-Saxon traditions. Jews, whom the Normans brought to England in their turn contributed to the changing English society. The Jews brought a refined system of commercial law: their own form of commerce and a system of rules to facilitate and govern it. These rules made their way into the developing structure of English law.
Several elements of historical Jewish legal practice have been integrated into the English legal system. Notable among these is the written credit agreement -- shetar, or starr, as it appears in English documents. . . Under Jewish law, the shetar permitted a creditor to proceed against all the goods and land of the defaulting debtor. Both "movable and immovable" property . . .
The Crusades of the twelfth century opened an era of change in feudal England. To obtain funds from Jews, nobles offered their land as collateral. . . The law of shetar, developed and elaborated by 500AD, in the Babylonian Talmud, antedates the Norman Conquest by six centuries. Full story: atgpress.com
Why No Mention?
The following historians have written millions of words about World War II -- Eisenhower, Churchill, Cordell Hull, Edourd Benes, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, Pope Pius XII, Montgomery, Eli Wiesel, Daniel Goldhagen, and Rene Remond.
What do their works have in common? None of them mention Gas Chambers! WHY NOT? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
High Court Challenge to Australian Gun Laws
In 1996 the Australian Government forced NEW GUN LAWS onto State Governments. . . I opposed the gun laws by having myself arrested at public demonstrations with 2 air rifles and 2 bolt action guns. I was fined A$1,000 but took my appeals all the way to the High Court of Australia where I lost the case. Both the right to trail by jury and the right to have weapons for self-defence were removed by the court.
Subsequently I was raided by Police and charged with the unlicensed possession of a rifle STOCK and fined A$400. Once again I appealed this on the basis that the Gun laws were illegal. I am due in the High Court of Australia on appeal -- probably in November.
I have been fighting the legal case against the gun laws for 6 years now. This will be the last case I can run to maintain our inherited freedoms. This time I will be represented by a Queen's Counsel from Britain who will argue my case for a nominal fee.
To help make this last fight the best fight, please buy my land for A$25,000 (US$13,500), or send a donation to: G. Down (solicitor) -- email@example.com Trust Acc. 064418 1002 7452, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Kingaroy St, Kingaroy, or mail to PO Box 320, Kingaroy, Australia. Full story: geocities.com
Alpha and Omega
The last Book of the Bible is called the Apocalypse, the unveiling, or Revelation of Jesus Christ because God had sealed Its mystery with Seven Seals from the foundation of the world to the time of the end (Daniel 12:4,9; Revelation 10:4,7). After Christ's Mediatorial Office and all Seven Church Ages were fulfilled, the Mercy Seat became a Judgment Seat. God then gave the revelation to Jesus Christ Who tore open the Seals and revealed their mystery to His Church through His prophet, William Branham, the angel of the Seventh or Laodicean Church Age. Brother Branham declared the revelations as Jesus revealed them to him between March 17-24, 1963, and expounded their mystery until his death in 1965 (Revelation 1:1; 4, 5, 10:1-6).
When John was caught up in the spirit into the yet future day of the Lord, he saw Brother Branham expounding these mysteries. He was the angel of Revelation 1:1 who conducted John through all the visions recorded in this Book, the one man to whom Jesus personally revealed the Seven Seals. Although he could scarcely comprehend them, John signified what he saw under Old Testament symbols. (See Newsletters #209-#225).
Jesus opened the Seals and revealed them through His prophet in March, 1963, so we know without one shadow of a doubt this was when the Laodicean Church Age and Christ's Mediation for PART-Word ended, and the "end-times" commenced (I Corinthians 13:10). It was time for Jesus to "finish the mystery of God" to quicken His end-time Bride, bringing her to maturity in the fullness of the Word for the manifestation of the Sons of God, and the great translation.
Revelation 1:8, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty".
Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet. Jesus is revealing Himself as the A to Z. He is the Word that was once delivered to the apostolic saints at the beginning of the Gentile dispensation (Matthew 1:23, John 1:14), and He is the same Word that has been restored at the end of the Gentile dispensation to incarnate His Bride (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:21).
Jesus is the One All-mighty Self-existent Person of God (singular), manifest as Emmanuel to fulfil the part of our Kinsman Redeemer. Here He identifies Himself to John as: "He which is, which was, and is to come, the Almighty" (Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16), the Angel of the Lord Who manifest Himself to Moses as the Shekinah in the burning bush and said: "I Am that I Am".
Jesus is not a second, third or any other fraction of God. He is the fullness of the nature and character of God manifest in one virgin-born Man. And if language has any meaning, there can be only one All-Mighty. The Trinity is Roman Catholic dogma and it is the mark of the beast (wisdom against faith) that will be forced again soon as it was imposed upon Christendom at the point of a sword after the Roman Catholic church was organized at the First Nicea Council in AD325.
Adam was the beginning of the creation of man 4,000 years before there was any Jesus Christ (Luke 3:38; I Corinthians 15:45-47). Jesus Christ is "the beginning of the creation of God," the last Adam and the first of many God-men less than 2,000 years ago, when He was born of the virgin (Romans 8:29; I Corinthians 15:20-28; Hebrews 2:10; Revelation 3:14).
The Bible is the story of God unfolding Himself or changing His form from the Holy Spirit alone with His thoughts, into their substance or manifestation in the flesh of His glorified family through faith in the Spoken Word for their day. (We studied this revelation in the eight-part teaching, Redemption Revealed).
Any word is a thought expressed. As God's thoughts are eternal and they are real, when we recognize our day and its Message, and become the manifestation of that part of the Word, we are written epistles -- His Word in our flesh -- and eternal with God.
The evidence of the new birth is the Token or Life of Christ on display. The present Truth living through you. This is not to be confused with the fruits of the Spirit because a Christian Scientist, Catholic or Buddhist can out-smother you with a natural impersonation of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, etc., any day of the week, and deny Jesus is the Christ. Look at those kind old priests who crucified Jesus. Why butter wouldn't melt in their mouths while Jesus called them hypocrites and Serpent's seed whose fathers slew all the prophets from Abel, and angrily overturned the tables of the moneychangers. "Now since we are born-again we discern no man after the flesh (or from his natural, outward appearance): although we once mistakenly thought of Christ as another human being like ourselves. However, now that we have a revelation of His Person we no longer know Him in terms of the flesh".
As Christians we are instructed to judge in all things by faith in the revealed Word for the hour in which we live, and not according to the senses of the flesh that are given so we could contact the world (Matthew 7:1-2; I Corinthians 6:1-3; Romans 7:25; 8:1-8). The fullness of God's Attributes were poured into Christ, and the fullness of Christ was poured into His Church (John 17:20-26). If we had a "character balance," and we placed the nature and character of God in Christ on one scale, we could balance that by placing the Attributes of His elect Church of all Ages on the other scale.
John saw a vision of the finished Bride drawn out from the seven Church Ages standing in judgment on the world. She was in the image of the Son of man because she is made up of the Attributes of Christ and is at one with Him, as He and the Father are at one (John 5:27; I Corinthians 6:2; II Corinthians 3:18).
In the days of His flesh, Jesus was in the Office of Son of man, the Prophet. From the day of Pentecost to the close of the Laodicean Church Age He was in the Office of Son of God, Parakletos, Advocate, or Mediator for the elect on account of their ignorance of the Word because the Book was sealed with Seven Seals, and the understanding or faith abiding in the hearts of the saints was lost when the Roman Catholic church martyred 68 million of them, producing the Dark Ages.
Since the close of the Church Ages He has returned with the open Book in the Office of Son of Man and Judge as prophesied in all of the Gospels. Yet the denominations are all worshiping Him in the Office of Son of God. Like the Hebrews who still worship Him in the Office of Father, they have no understanding of the present Truth, and could care less.
"Unless our lives are manifesting the present Truth, we are not and can not come under the blood (which is to be born-again), or even share true Spiritual fellowship with those who are genuine Christians" (I John 1:7).
As the vision signifies, Jesus is Alpha and Omega. He is the Word at the beginning of the Gentile dispensation, and the same Word restored at the end (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11; Acts 3:20-23). But He is not the PART-Word and guesswork that was in between.
Christ's Alpha or beginning evangelism was to preach the Gospel, calling whomsoever will from Adam's fallen race out from the blackness of the Talmud, other pagan forms and the Law, into the New Covenant, and to baptize every one in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 4:5).
Matthew 28:18-20, "Jesus told His disciples, 'All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. (I Am the Almighty God begotten as a Man by the faith of a virgin). Therefore, go, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the - Name - (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (i.e. Lord Jesus Christ) -- teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, I will be with you, even in you unto the end of the world". The Alpha Message sowed the good Seed.
Christ's Omega or end-time evangelism is Revelation 18:4, "Come out of Babylon, and be filled with the Spirit". The Omega Message is ripening the good Seed for harvest.
Today the churches are materially rich and in need of nothing. However Spiritually, they are naked of the Blood, bankrupt of the faith, wretched, and miserable, and know it not. Every one of them ended in apostasy at the close of Laodicea, when the Laodiceans or Pentecostals (so-called) put Christ outside the camp by rejecting the revelation of the Seals which brought Christ back to earth in WORD form (I Corinthians 13:8; Acts 3:19-23; Revelation 3:17-20; 10:1-7).
Paul prophesied that in the "last days," which is after the opening of the Seven Seals, "men would no longer endure sound doctrine but turn away their ears from the Truth and be turned to fables; that evil men and seducers - reprobate concerning the faith - would deceive their congregations, by impersonating Spiritual Gifts and the ministry of God's end-time prophet as Jannes and Jambres impersonated Moses (II Timothy 3-4).
Jesus also prophesied these false anointed ones and false prophets would arise after His vindicated prophet had revealed the Seven Seals to "shorten the days for His elect" who will be translated before Roman persecution strikes the foolish virgin and other classes of the "saved".
We must recognize our day and its Message, and prove all things from Genesis to Revelation. Only the Word Bride will manifest the Sons of God and change in the atoms. Christ's Omega Bride is restored back to the apostolic faith without a Mediator since we now have the perfect interpretation of God's Word. Christ has not been a Mediator for almost forty years.
Whilst Jesus Christ was finishing the mystery of God through the ministry of His prophet, the Roman Catholic church was conducting Vatican II which was designed to draw all of her (once) Protestant daughters back under her wings together with Moslems, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Animists, etc., etc.
Vatican I (1869) and Vatican II (1962-1965) have their roots in ecumenism, sometimes called the Counter Reformation, which arose from the Jesuit-inspired Oxford Movement (1833) and was a major effort to reunite the Church of England with the Roman Catholic church (and ultimately, to unite all denominations and all religions into one world religion as is taking now place under direction of the Vatican, World Council of Churches, UN and other "Jewish" instruments of influence, particularly World War III for which they are now uniting the non-Christian Judaeo-Christians against Islam).
Out of Vatican II came the Charismatic Renewal (so-called). This is an impersonation of Laodicea (or Pentecost) which ended in 1963. I was associated with this anti-Christian movement for several years before I became a Christian. Such sincerely wrong people are exercising the gifts of the Spirit without the Spirit.
I Corinthians 13:1-3, "Were I able to speak with tongues of men and of angels -- without the new birth, I would only be making a noise like a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I had the gift of prophecy, and knew all about what is going to take place in the future, and knew everything about everything, and even if I had the gift of faith so that I could move mountains -- I would still be nothing without the new birth. And were I to bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and burned alive for preaching the Gospel, unless I am born-again, it profits me nothing".
Satan can impersonate the gifts and the fruit of the Spirit, and even the five-fold ministry such that multitudes of sincere, well-meaning people with a form of godliness are denying the faith. Like good Buddhists, Communists, agnostics and atheists, they have "phileo" or human love for all men. What they lack and can not receive is "agape" or God's love, and until we are born-again we do not have His love which is translated "charity" in my Bible. God is Love.
God's love is elective love. It is not a matter of whether we love God, Cain and Esau both loved God, but whether God loves us. Revelation 3:19, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent".
II Thessalonians 2:10-12, "With all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those which are bound to perdition; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved. (God is the Truth. These loved the historical Jesus, but they despised Christ, the anointed Word so He did not love them). And because of this God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie: (Oh, He loves us so much, we won't surely die. He loves the Baptists, the Pentecostals and the Methodists. . . He does NOT! Jesus loves His Own, and He died to redeem His elect who were foreknown from the foundation of the world as receivers of His grace). These others will persist in their delusion that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness".
You men work hard all week to provide for your own wife and family, not for the lady next door although she may be blessed from her association with you. Likewise, Jesus died to redeem His Own Bride, not the whole of humanity although Adam's kin may keep salvation blessings.
"Jesus told the saints of the Smyrnean Church Age, "I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty. . ." But does He hold back the persecution? Does He stem the tribulation? No, He does not. He simply says, "I know your tribulation -- I am not at all unmindful of your suffering." What a stumbling block this is to so many people. Like Israel they wonder if God really loves them. How can God be just and loving if He stands by and watches His people suffer?
That is what they asked in Malachi 1:1-3, "The burden of the Word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, says the Lord."
"Yet we say, Oh yes? And when was this?"
"Esau and Jacob were brothers, yet I loved your father Jacob, and I disregarded Esau, and laid waste his mountains, giving his inheritance to the jackals of the desert."
They could not figure out God's love. They thought that love meant no suffering. They thought that love meant a baby with parental care. But God said His love was "elective" love. The proof of His love is in election -- that no matter what happened, His love was proven truly by the fact they were chosen unto salvation ("because God has chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth").
He may commit you to death as He did Paul. He may commit you to suffering as He did Job. That is His prerogative. God is sovereign. But it is all with a purpose. If He did not have a purpose, then He would be the author of frustration and not of peace. His purpose is that after we have suffered for awhile we would be made perfect, become established, strengthened and settled. As Job said, "He puts strength in us" (Job 23:6b). You see He, Himself, suffered. He learned obedience by the things that He suffered. He was actually made perfect by the things that He suffered.
Hebrews 5:8-9, "Though He was a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; and being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey Him".
In plain language, the very character of Jesus was perfected by suffering. And according to Paul He has left His church a measure of suffering that they, too, by their faith in God while suffering for Him, would come to a place of perfection. Why did He want this?
James 1:2-4, "My brethren, count it wholly joyful when you fall into various temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith develops patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing".
Why does He stand by? The reason is in Romans 8:17-18, "And if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us".
Unless we suffer with Him we cannot reign with Him. You have to suffer to reign. The reason for this is that character simply is never made without suffering. Character is a victory, not a gift. A man without character can't reign because power apart from character is Satanic. But power with character is fit to rule. And since He wants us to share even His throne on the very same basis that He overcame and has sat down in His Father's throne, then we will have to overcome to sit with Him. And the little temporary suffering we go through now is not worthy to be compared to the tremendous glory that will be revealed in us when He comes. Oh, what treasures are laid up for those who are willing to enter into His kingdom through much tribulation.
"Think it not strange concerning the fiery trials that are to try you".
That's what Peter said. Is it strange that God wants us to develop a Christ-like character that comes through suffering? No sir. We all have trials. We are all tried and chastened as sons. Every son experiences that. The church that is not suffering and is not being tried, hasn't got it -- it is not of God.
Hebrews 12:6, "For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. But if you are without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and your father ain't God".
Now this special condition in Smyrna must be applied to every age. There is no age free from it. There is no true believer free from it. This is of God. This is the will of God. It is needful. We need the Lord to teach us the truth that we are to suffer and be Christ-like in doing it. "Love suffers long and is kind".
Matthew 5:11-12, "Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedlying glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you".
The cloudy skies and storms of life are no signs of God's disapproval. Neither are bright skies and still waters signs of His love and approval. His approval of any of us is only in the Beloved. His love is elective which He had for us before the foundation of the world. Does He love us? Ah yes. But how shall we know? We shall know because He said so, and manifested that He did love us for He brought us to Himself and gave us of His Spirit, placing us as sons. And how shall I prove my love to Him? By believing what He said, and by conducting myself with joy amidst the trials that He in His wisdom allows to come to pass" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, 116:2-118:1).
The natural types the Spiritual, and we must apprehend the Spiritual. God's love is corrective. Always (Matthew 4:4; II Timothy 2:25-26; 4:2). The love of God is not all "touchy-feely." After a dinner in his honor, the retiring headmaster of our school behaved like an Anglican minister after service. Hardly a woman of any age escaped his hugs and kisses. Brethren, reserve such displays of affection for your own husband, your own wife, and your immediate family.
How common is it to see women who claim to be Christians with cut hair, painted faces, and wearing trousers. And their ministers without backbone enough to correct them by God's unchanging Word. How can they be so blind as to imagine themselves Spirit-filled?
I have never known of a Christian woman to cut her hair. Moses and Paul instruct us quite clearly that a woman who cuts her hair has rejected the authority of God and man. Cut hair on a woman is the reproach of infidelity or whoredom. Paul taught that a woman who cuts her hair is unfit even to pray, and her husband and can put her away (Numbers 5:18; Isaiah 47:2; Jeremiah 7:29-30; I Corinthians 11:1-16).
Make-up is a heathen trait. Savages paint themselves when they go on the warpath. Woman, when you paint the outside it shows you have something to hide on the inside, and that you are at war with God. If you have a scar or something, alright. Check your motive and your objective, remembering the only woman in Scripture noted for painting her face was Ahab's infidel wife, Jezebel, and the dogs licked her blood.
Women who wear clothes that pertain to a man can not be Christians because the Bible calls them "abomination unto the Lord" (Deuteronomy 22:5; I Timothy 2:2). Jesus called them "adulteresses" when He said, "Whosoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Matthew 5:28). And by dressing that way you have said, "Yes," to every sinner man who eyes you. So you are guilty since you have presented yourself. And parents, once your little daughter is past about five years of age you should clothe her in little dresses, not trousers or shorts.
Why would anyone want to identify with the world instead of God's unchanging Word? If you can not hear and obey His Voice, you have not received God's love, and are none of His, regardless of whether you speak with tongues and dance in the Spirit.
Pastor, if you are more afraid of losing your congregation than you are of rejecting God's Word, you have no right to be behind that pulpit. No unregenerated man has any right to stand behind the pulpit, and no Christian woman will usurp that right. If some members of the congregation will not receive correction by the Word they should be disfellowshipped. God will be pleased and every one will be better off if they transfer to the church across the street whose pastor condones sin. These are not God's children, and you don't want your congregation yoked with them. Christians are separated to the Word. And as Israel was separated from the nations, Christians are separated from the denominations.
At the end of the Gentile dispensation the apostasy of our denominations was exposed as the blind Spiritual nakedness of the Hebrew denominations was discovered at the close of their dispensation. Since Christ is no longer a Mediator but Son of Man and Judge, God no longer "winks" at ignorance like worshiping Trinities, false baptisms, catechisms, Apostle's Creeds (so-called), nicolaitane priesthoods, confirmations, women preachers and treating the Lord's Supper as His breakfast or lunch, as He did while the Book was sealed.
Rome's Charismatic Movement has infiltrated our (once) Protestant churches by gathering some of their most sincere hearts into the mid-week house meetings of a mixed multitude, and leading them into spiritual fornication as Balaam led Israel into natural fornication with Moab. Remember, Israel, the Moabites and denominations all worship the same God under the same general system of worship . . . but without the Spirit. These meetings display natural "phileo" love, but not the love of the Truth for God absolutely forbids them. Amos 3:3, "Can two walk together, except they be agreed on the Word"?
As the Holy Spirit guides into all Truth, and He has had 2,000 years to do so, either one denomination is Christian and the rest are without the Spirit, or they are all without the Spirit because they each preach a different gospel. None of them has a clear revelation of the godhead, and hardly any understand even the letter in water baptism, or care.
If the unchanging God called the Lutherans, Congregationals, Presbyterians and Anglicans out from Roman Catholicism 500 years ago -- only the spirit of Lucifer would have the audacity to reunite them (Revelation 2:20-24; 19:20). If the Holy Spirit called the Methodists and Baptists out from the Anglicans and Lutherans, only an Enemy of God would seek to reunite them. And if the Holy Spirit called the Pentecostals out from the Methodists and Baptists, God will not bring them back together again. This would preclude His omniscience. God is infallible, God is building the Body of Christ "Line upon line, precept upon precept, Word upon Word" so we will all speak the same thing without division. God is building His Church on the common faith -- His mind in us -- not by the reasoning of man-made organization. Once a people have denominated they can no longer follow the leading of the Spirit. The Omega or end-time evangelism is calling both wise and foolish virgin out from the world church system into Christ the Word.
Another move of the Roman church is styled Alpha Evangelism and works "across the denominations. It is currently running in churches of all the major denominations -- Anglican, Baptist, Elim, Free Church, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army and United Reformed -- as well as a large number of house churches and new churches".
To the carnal mind this must sound like a mighty Move of the Spirit, but when we give it the Word test, it fails. Alpha evangelism is doing precisely what God said we must not do, and you'll notice not one of the church groups listed above is believing the present Truth. No wonder they call it "Evangelism in a post-Christian society." They are creating it.
". . . Alpha is a way of doing intentional friendship evangelism that involves a series of meetings coupled with a weekend retreat. At these meetings, the major questions pre-Christians are asking about God and the Bible's perspectives on him are addressed in a non-threatening way".
". . . Basically, the leaders are told to keep their mouths shut! They are allowed to ask questions and respond to the answers with non-committal comments such as: "That's very interesting!" But largely they are trained to treat the group members as if they're guests around their own dinner table".
You certainly wouldn't want your virgin daughter mixed up with any of these "leaders".
That's psychology! The devious underhanded spirit that entered Judas Iscariot. Read the Gospel accounts. Christ's Church is built upon the doctrine of the apostles and prophets, none of whom employed this sleight of hand. Jesus said, "My sheep receive My Word". If someone is an heretic after the first and second admonition, you know the election is off. Just walk away from them.
It takes only a few minutes to determine whether a person is born-again, and not much longer to discern whether they are elect and able to be born-again.
"More than 13,000 Alpha courses are now running across 100 countries . . . All over the world, the Christian church is experiencing remarkable growth".
This is a bald faced lie. Even the Roman church has fewer services, vacant pews and very few recruits for the priesthood. We live in the harvest time where there can be no increase. Jesus and Paul prophesied apostasy, not revival (Matthew 13:36-43; 24:32-51; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; II Timothy 3-4; Hebrews 6:8; Revelation 3:17-20). The revival ended with jubilee of the Azusa Street Pentecostal revival in 1956-1957. The only revival today is the "Shout" of this end-time Message, and "the Voice of the Archangel" -- Christ in the heart of the Bride, confirming this Message from Genesis to Revelation for those of us participating in God's Omega Course (I Thessalonians 4:16).
Ecumenism like the Charismatic Movement, World Council of Churches, and Alpha Evangelism, is the Holy Spirit binding the thorns and briars ready for the burning. These are they who "received not the love of the Truth, for which cause God has sent them strong delusion that they should believe the lie and be damned by it". Instead of the Seal of God they have taken the mark of the Beast which is Trinitarianism -- wisdom against the faith.
Don't you know that the Judaeo-Roman Catholic church and her (once) Protestant image are uniting to rule the New World Order which Jesus calls "the great tribulation"? Read Daniel and Revelation. Catch up with the news. Parliamentarians, political leaders and influential men, some of whom are self-styled non-Semitic anti-Semitic "Jews," have just this week publicly announced their conversion to Romanism.
"The Alpha course is a 10-session practical introduction to the Christian faith. Designed primarily for non-churchgoers and new Christians, it was established at the Holy Trinity, Brompton, London, twenty years ago. . . The charismatic roots of Alpha are explored to help account for its theological emphasis, spread and popularity. From a sociological perspective Alpha grew on the back of the Toronto Blessing phenomenon".
None of this is Christian. The youngest babe in Christ would run a million miles from this heresy. The elect of God can't be fooled by any of this anti-Christ nonsense. Serpent's seed! Tares!
When the Son of man planted wheat, His Enemy crept into houses, and led captive silly women laden with various lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth, and he planted weeds in their souls.
Tares or darnel are at first impossible to distinguish from wheat or barley, until the wheat ear has developed, then the thin, fruitless ear of the darnel is detected. Its root too, so intertwines with that of the wheat that the farmer can't separate them without plucking up both. And the seed when mixed with wheat flour causes dizziness, intoxication, and paralysis. "Strong delusion that they should believe the lie and be damned by it."
Since they are in the same field as the wheat they receive the same rain God sends for the wheat. They receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit without regeneration; speak with other tongues, lay hands on the sick and they recover, prophesy and it comes to pass: because they are in the same field. The natural types the spiritual. And here we witness demons impersonating Christianity, yet with the blessing in the last days.
At last we are in the harvest time so that we can distinguish the fruit of denominational planting from the mature seed of the perfect Word. Jesus said, "By their fruits they are known." Their fruits are their teaching. Give them the Word test. The Anglican, Baptist, Pentecostal and whatmore fail because their fruits were for another season, and will not give the new birth in this day because something has been added to and something has been taken away from the original Seed which is the Word of God.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ shows the end-time Bride her position in the Body of Christ so that she will not seek to impersonate the Bride from an age that has denominated and died. It gathers the end-time Bride "into maturity in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we will no longer behave like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe whenever someone blows in some new wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, Who is the Head, even Christ: from Whom the whole Body is perfectly joined together with each part complimenting every other part so that the whole grows to full maturity, edifying itself in love. From now on, don't live like the heathens do, in the emptiness of their understanding, being alienated from the life of God through the darkness of ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart" (Ephesians 4:13-18). nl239.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in other countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.
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