Paul The Apostle

Many praiseworthy things can be stated about Paul the apostle, but his uncompromised and exemplary stand for God’s truth at Antioch is among the most noteworthy! paul the apostleThere is a quick mention of an historic event that Paul the apostle had with the apostle Peter, which is very important and stirring in our day of great religious compromise. Carefully note the following from Gal. 2:11-16:

When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.  (Gal 2:11) Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. (Gal 2:12) The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray. (Gal 2:13) When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? (Gal 2:14) We who are Jews by birth and not ‘Gentile sinners’ (Gal 2:15) know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.” (Gal 2:16)

Paul the Apostle Was An Exemplary Preacher

Paul the Apostle stood like a rock for God’s truth. That is totally unlike our day where it is so commonplace to disregard God’s truths for the sake of human friendship and speaking engagements! The multitude of preachers who do that exalt their friends over their own fidelity to God! They would rather maintain a friendship with someone they know in ministry and risk offending God, than the reverse! Paul the apostle was not like that. He was a true spiritual leader — a champion for truth and exemplary – one whom we should imitate in our day.

An event took place earlier in Paul the apostle’s life with Peter which is important. Unless one reads all of the Bible, he will miss precious truths like that connecting one. Paul the apostle stayed with Peter for fifteen days. That was at least fourteen years before the Gal. 2:11-16 event:

Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. (Gal 1:18)

Cogent Proof That Peter Was NEVER a Pope

Paul and Peter knew each other pretty well! In fifteen days, one can get pretty chummy, especially if they both share the same residence.paul the apostle They also held the same high church office as apostle. (Apostle is the highest office in the church, 1 Cor. 12:28. The is no office as Pope.) We can assume Paul the apostle and Peter (the apostle) had plenty enough time to fellowship and discuss various points of doctrine, but that closeness never stood in the way of Paul’s faithfulness to God! Paul the apostle actually opposed Peter publicly over his actions involving a raging controversy of that day – the significance of the law to be justified. It was an indirect message, which Peter was projecting from his non-verbal behavior, which caused the problem. It involved him not eating with Gentile believers when the circumcision group was present! By his example, Peter even adversely influenced the apostle Barnabas to act the same way. Paul the apostle stood ALONE against his fellow co-workers and apostles! Paul’s actions reflected how he valued truth over anyone he knew. Such loyalty to God, and his truth, is almost unknown in our day of ecumenical compromise where the word of life has been thrown to the ground and stomped on!

Today’s Preachers Are Unlike Paul The Apostle

Unlike Paul the apostle, some of the most popular preachers of our day with staggering influences, have flagrantly chosen to be an open friend of the world (Catholicism) over God’s eternal truths. Just the putrid examples of Billy Graham, Rick Warren and Kenneth Copeland alone are enough to distress anyone in our day who knows that Catholicism is antithetical to Christianity. Surely multitudes have been misled by them. Could Ulf Ekman, a former word-faith preacher who became a Roman Catholic, have been stumbled by Kenneth Copeland’s example? It certainly seems that way.

Those preachers and multitudes like them are not spiritually qualified to lead. They might have singing abilities, personal charisma and the like, but they terribly FAIL to have the needed qualifications cited in 1 Tim. 3, Titus 1 and 1 Pet. 5 for spiritual leadership, unlike Paul the apostle. If spiritual leaders won’t stand for truth, which may jeopardize a friendship, how can they stand for God’s truth which will divide their own natural family (Mt. 10:34-39)? I personally know two disgusting examples of people who communicated God’s word and maintained their pitiful friendship with men (adulterers), who broke up marriages to get their wives! This is disgraceful! Such people aren’t in the ball park with the Paul the apostle, who stood against Peter.

More Points About Paul The Apostle

  •  Catholics have been wrongly taught that Peter was the first pope and papal infallibility exists. Certainly Peter was not infallible, because he was in the wrong. That is why Paul the apostle opposed him. Neither was Peter uniquely the chief apostle! We know that because Paul the apostle was at least equal to the chief apostle, whoever that would be.
  • Peter had a definite weakness – the fear of man. The first time is when he disowned Jesus three times to avoid persecution (Mt. 26:69-74). This time it was among powerful religious leaders who might frown upon him eating with Gentiles.
  • The power of example is GREAT! This is glaringly obvious as Peter’s bad example adversely affected Barnabas to act the same way!
  • Peter was a Jew, who was living like a Gentile (Gal. 2:14). It wasn’t just Paul the apostle who was like that. That powerfully refutes the Messianic Jews of our day, who exalt keeping the Jewish feast days, Sabbath, etc. and their own Jewish lineage. There is neither Jew nor Gentile in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28).
  • We are justified by faith in Jesus. JESUS must be the object of our faith. Our reliance must be in the Lord Jesus, the only Savior (Acts 4:11,12). Though Paul’s life was filled with good works and fruitful deeds, his faith was in JESUS for his salvation, where ours better be too.
  • There was no compromise with Paul. He taught the importance of unity, but Gal. 2:11-16 shows when there is a clash between God’s truth and unity, God’s truth must prevail. Friendships come afterwards and if it has to end, it has to end.
  • In Peter’s last epistle, he endorsed Paul the apostle’s writings as scripture (2 Pet. 3:16) – the same ones which mention Peter being in the wrong.
  • Eating with others (Acts 11:3) as well as what was eaten was an important issue in first century Christianity. In our day, we are a thousand miles in the wrong direction from their conscientiousness over our actions and associations.

Find Out Now If The Apostle Paul Was Genuine or Not

Those who portray Paul the apostle as the worst of sinners are not only smearing Paul’s holy character, they are also contorting the holy image of Christianity itself, but that type of attack is typical for the eternal security proponents. Paul the apostle was a mighty man of God, a courageous example and nothing less! Remember these truths about the real Paul the apostle.

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What Is Confidence In The Flesh

Much confusion centers around the phrase, confidence in the flesh. Having confidence in the flesh is condemned in scripture.confidence in the flesh This teaching will clarify and focus upon that term from Phil.3:2-6. As to all those who try to connect confidence in the flesh to obedience to God, their fallacy will be revealed by the following verse by verse examination. Paul wrote:

Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.  (Phil 3:2)

Certain men, called dogs, heavily stressed circumcision and the related to the place that it was taught as the means of salvation (Acts 15:1). They were known as the circumcision group (Gal. 2:12). Titus 1:10,11 reveal more about those same religious enemies of the gospel of grace:

For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach–and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

They are also the same dogs mentioned in the following verse showing they will be excluded from New Jerusalem (and will go to the lake of fire):

Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Rev 22:15)

The ongoing battle in Paul’s day on that topic was intense.

For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh–  (Phil 3:3)

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Phil. 3:3 is a concise explanation of a Christian on three points. We Christians:

  • worship by the Spirit of God
  • glory in Christ Jesus
  • put no confidence in the flesh

The mention of putting no confidence in the flesh is obvious, but the meaning is not yet clear. However, the next couple of verses will explain it for us.

though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:  (Phil 3:4)

Paul stated that he himself has reasons to have confidence in the flesh, if that was a good thing, which it isn’t (and Paul didn’t). Now he reveals the meaning of having confidence in the flesh from his own background:

The Meaning Of Confidence In The Flesh

circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless. (Phil 3:5,6)

Paul In Galatians Elaborates More On This False Theology

To have confidence in the flesh is, therefore, strictly related to confidence in religious Jewish practices and being of the Hebrew descent,confidence in the flesh which is not relevant at all in our day. For Paul to have confidence in the flesh would mean he had confidence in being:

  • circumcised on the eighth day
  • of the people of Israel
  • of the tribe of Benjamin
  • a Hebrew of Hebrews
  • a Pharisee
  • persecuting the church
  • with legalistic righteousness

That has nothing to do with simple obedience to God. Obeying Jesus and doing good, as followers of Jesus do, are not opposed by Paul or any other follower of Jesus anywhere – just the opposite (1 Cor. 7:19; Titus 3:8,14; etc.). In fact, Jesus gives eternal salvation only to those who obey him (Heb. 5:9). Again, that has no connection at all to having confidence in the flesh. Confidence in the flesh is related to trying to be justified by the law, which would cause Christians to fall from grace and lose their salvation (Gal. 5:2-4).

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Three People Named Ananias

If someone asked you, “Who was Ananias?” would you answer, which one — for there were three people named Ananias? As in our day today, back in bible times, some totally different people had the same name. There were various people named Mary, various people named Simon and various people named Ananias. We must consider the context to know who is who.

Ananias, the Lying Husband of Sapphira

The first person in this study named Ananias went down in the historyananias of the church as being a liar, who was struck dead by God! Ananias adversely influenced his wife Sapphira and both endeavored to deceive about the price they got for a land sale. The were both struck dead, a few hours apart, for their lie. Great fear came over the whole church as a consequence of God killing them. Heretics in our day (gotquestion.org  and many others) teach Ananias and Sapphira were an example of the sin unto death. Eternal security teachers usually claim that such people whom God kills are taken “home to heaven” after God kills them in his wrath, just like Dave Hunt did! The truth is, the real sin unto death has nothing to do with that. The distorted version of the  sin unto death we are presented with is a glaring example of a license to sin and is taught under the doctrine of eternal security, the devil’s masterpiece lie to mankind. Here is the whole event:

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. Then the young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him. About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.” Peter said to her, “How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. (Acts 5:1-11)

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Ananias, Sent To Restore Paul’s Eyesight

Ananias, from Damascus, was a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.ananias To better understand him, you have to consider what was happening in Paul’s life before he became a Christian. At that point, Paul was commonly known as Saul. He was viciously persecuting the Christians to their death – both men and women! He was headed for Damascus and one of his targets would have probably been Ananias, who speaks to the Lord:

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your saints in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” (Acts 9:13,14)

Saul was struck blind on the Damascus road and saved before he arrived in Damascus. The Lord Jesus told Ananias in a vision to go to Saul and place hands on him:

Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord–Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here–has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized.  (Acts 9:17,18)

Soon afterwards, Paul started preaching! Ananias was used in a mighty way in Paul’s life. [NOTE: Acts 9:14 describes the early Christians as those who “call on” Jesus’ name, that is, pray TO Jesus. See Acts 7:59,60. That too is indirect evidence of the deity of Christ, for it would be a form of idolatry to pray to anyone other than God.]

Ananias, the High Priest

The mighty apostle Paul spent years in prison because he was faithful to preach and defend the gospel. Once when he was on trial, he was standing before the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem and wicked Ananias, the high priest:

Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. (Acts 23:1,2)

It was the high priest Caiaphas who falsely accused Jesus of blasphemy (Mt. 26:62-68) and was central in plotting the arrest and death of Jesus in the first place (Mt. 26:3,4). Shockingly, wicked Caiaphas also gave a TRUE PROPHECY (John 11:49-52), thereby proving that unsaved people can give a true prophecy! Ananias (the high priest), succeeded Caiaphas at a later time, and was now opposing the Lord’s chief apostle, Paul. Like Caiaphas, Ananias was highly religious, but as spiritually dead and lost as they come! He thought he was important in serving God and held a central and influential position, but he was actually serving the DEVIL. After Paul’s first clash with Ananias in Jerusalem, Ananias traveled to Caesarea to falsely charge Paul before governor Felix, with trying to desecrate the temple (Acts 24:1). Paul was afterwards unjustly incarcerated.

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There were three significant people named Ananias in the New Testament. It appears that only one died with his name, Ananias, in the book of life. The other two people named Ananias, though very religious, were FAR from pleasing to God!

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Be Careful

To be on guard and alerted to issues and problems by the words be careful is a definite advantage, but implies possible loss, injury and/or severe danger or death by something or someone.be careful That is very true in our natural world, as well as our spiritual world! Dangers are all around us. Be aware of them!

The following are various times Christians are forewarned to be careful about spiritual issues. The real Christian life is filled with troubles, dangers and tests (Mt. 6:34; 2 Cor. 11:26; 1 Thess. 2:4; etc.). Carefully examine each passage and take to heart the associated warnings and dangers. They are all there for an important reason. Of course, for the ones who think the Christian life is a cheerful, easy, no-concern, slide into heaven because God will do everything for us, these admonishments will seem very strange and misused somehow, though they are not! Such confusion reveals false teaching, but not from the scriptures. Please verify each point with your own bible.

Acts Of Righteousness

Be careful not to do your “acts of righteousness” before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. (Mat 6:1)

There exists the ever-present danger of possible loss of spiritual rewards by letting our acts of righteousness to be seen by others to be honored by them! NOTE: rewards are lost, NOT BY SINS OF ADULTERY, DRUNKENNESS, etc. (as Charles Stanley and others teach), but by wholesome good acts done with the wrong motive to be seen by others!

Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees

“Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” (Mark 8:15)

“Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (Mat 16:6)

The warning there was about the teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Mat 16:12)be careful That shows, among many other verses, that true disciples can become deceived by false doctrine and even depart from scripture alone for all teachings (2 Tim. 3:16,17), as the Pharisees and Sadducees did for their doctrines.

Heart Being Weighed Down

Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. (Luke 21:34)

This danger is specific, based on the context, to the last generation and related to Jesus’ return. The days before the return of the Lord Jesus will be tribulation unknown to man. The troubles and anxieties of life related to those problems have never been faced before! Verse 36 is the remedy:

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.

Do What Is Right in the Eyes of Everybody

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.  (Rom 12:17)

What we do, even when evil people do evil things to us, has an influence on others. Even with that we must be careful. Example is very powerful and others are watching.

How You Spiritually Build

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. (1 Cor 3:10)

That verse is related to servants of God, such as Apollos, who were building on the foundation Paul laid. Fire will test the quality of each man’s work (v.13) and possible loss is a definite danger as fire will consume wood, hay and straw, unlike the other building materials. Hence, all Christians who give out the word through witnessing or teaching, especially people like pastors, need to be careful!

Don’t Become a Stumbling Block to the Weak

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak. (1 Cor 8:9)

Christians have a definite freedom in Christ, but it surely is not freedom to sin or indulge the sinful nature. Our freedoms extend to the food we eat, since the dietary law was done away with (Mark 7:19), but our food freedoms can stumble others, who don’t have the knowledge we have. Hence, we must be careful with our food too. [See The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted, chapter 11 for much more information on our freedom in Christ.]

Not To Be Over-confident In Standing Firm

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! (1 Cor 10:12)

The danger of thinking one is spiritually standing firm is very common in our daybe careful and has been caused by a prevalent heresy — eternal security. Eternal security (once saved always saved) will have the advocates thinking that Almighty God is holding and keeping them, can’t see their sins, and guarantees their safe entrance into his Paradise kingdom regardless if they backslide or not. Hence, such proponents are absolutely confident that they are standing firm in their salvation, which has a destructive effect leading to their own spiritual fall! Such unscriptural over-confidence is destructive, but is the bedrock foundation of that heresy, designed by the devil to destroy souls!

Devoted to Doing What Is Good

This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. (Titus 3:8)

Paul magnified the importance of good deeds even to the point of being devoted to them. How strange this is in our day to read a scripture like that with so many church people thinking good works are not important! Paul taught the opposite under grace!

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Fall Short of Entering God’s Rest

Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. (Heb 4:1)

Again, as in many other areas, we are warned of potential loss. This time with the promise of entering God’s rest.

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Free Beer and An Ear Tickle Church

Yes, a nightmare- type church situation continues on! The strangest and weirdest are almost the norm now. That includes serving FREE BEER and more to attract younger people! Whatever it takes to get a crowd is success to some. Some liberal congregations will meet in a bar, drink beer and have communion.

A growing number of churches across the country have taken to serving beers and ales as a means of attracting younger members. Other congregations ditch the sacred space entirely and flock to the local pub, preferring neither water nor wine, but perhaps a nice IPA. In a fascinating look into modern Christian culture in America, NPR’s The Salt blog examines the strange brew of religion and alcohol — and how it’s attracting unexpected people to Christianity.beer church

In Fort Worth, Texas, Church-in-a-Pub gets churchgoers in the spirit, so to speak. Worship leaders hold communion at the bar and even sing hymns and songs of praise. Phil Heinze, who is part of Calvary Lutheran Church’s bold new initiative, said that the idea is to spark curiosity in those around. “I’m interested in having people have significant relationships around Jesus,” he told NPR. “And if it turns out to be craft beer, fine.”

A parish in Portland, Ore., does much the same. First Christian Church holds an event called “Beer & Hymns” once a month, attracting about 100 swilling and singing young people. To keep things in check, the church enforces a two-beer maximum. The casual environment, far from the notions of being in your starched Sunday bests, lends itself to attracting those who wouldn’t be seen sitting in a pew. beer church Even New York — a hallowed haven for microbrews and craft beers — has ministries centered around brewskis. Theology-on-Tap NYC , which came to the city in 2000, takes questions of eternal life and false prophets and puts them in the most unorthodox of settings — an Irish pub.

The group says on its website that it is “in perfect alignment with the Pope,” explaining that the Holy Father commands that the Gospel of Christ should be taken to where the people are. The event is held at Connolly’s Bar on W. 45th St. in Manhattan every Sunday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (http://www.nydailynews.com)

These People Get NAKED In Church

Back in the prophet Micah’s day, it was similar to our day! Focus in upon this relevant scripture:

If a liar and deceiver comes and says, “I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,” he would be just the prophet for this people! (Micah 2:11)

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It is obvious that there are serious problems, but the most DEADLY congregations are not the ones getting naked and serving beer, as bad as that is. The most deadly ones are held in a more Christian- like environment where deadly false doctrine, like once saved always saved, is taught and believed.

Jesus taught to find we must seek (Mt. 7:7). That certainly holds true for the truth itself. We must personally seek the truth from God’s word, the bible, or we’ll be left bewildered and confused by so many voices saying different things.

You will seek me [God] and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jer 29:13)

It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.  (Rom 14:21)

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.  (James 4:4)

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Rick Warren The Putrid Pope Francis Bootlicker

Rick Warren is a very popular and beloved figure among the religious. Few in our day have never heard of Rick Warren.rick warren His religious influence over others is great and has spread all over modern-day “Christianity,” but that surely is NOT good! Rick Warren is an eternal security teacher, which is bad enough, but he is much more! He is also a BOOTLICKING CATHOLIC COMPROMISER (and Chrislam promoter)! There are 1.2 billion Catholics, many of whom are very sincere, as they dangerously reach out to their sinless and sovereign Mary (who they think dispenses all grace) for their salvation. She is their “life sweetness and hope,” who they consecrate themselves to and pray to. She is “the way” to God, as the “approved” Fatima apparitions boldly proclaim. The supreme leader of all Catholics and endorser of those pagan and demonic concepts is the Pope, who Rick Warren promotes as someone great – even with a comparison to the perfect Lord JESUS Christ! Shocking and disgraceful! He said:

In fact, there was a headline here in Orange County, and I loved the headline, I saved it. It said, if you love Pope Frances, you’ll love Jesus. (Laughter) That was a headline? That was a headline! It was a headline. I saved it. I showed it to a group of priests that I was uh, speaking to awhile back.

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Catholics desperately need God’s truth, not to hear how great their heretical and idolatrous blind leader is!rick warren Rick Warren has gained fame, popularity and wealth by teaching doctrines of demons and complimenting servants of the devil. Warren is now worth $25 million! Though this critique of Rick Warren is “politically incorrect” language in our apostate day, it is true. [I could case less about being politically incorrect because SOULS need rescued!] Along his way to fame and fortune, Rick Warren has spread religious lies and sin by his teachings, which have sent untold thousands into fiery torment beyond the grave, with more following!

Who Is Ecumenical Pope Francis

According to Catholicism, Pope Francis is supposed to be the successor of Peter, the first pope. He is the “vicar of Christ” and shepherd of the whole body of Christ! He is chief teacher of all teachers, as has been all the other popes who preceded him over the centuries. He allegedly holds the keys of the kingdom and is the supreme interpreter of scripture for us. He speaks infallibly when he speaks ex cathedra! That is true to Catholicism, but chilling! Such unscriptural dogmas have led to a vast array of pagan beliefs, Catholic councils and anathemas, condemning all who are not Catholic!

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Catholicism also claims to uniquely have the power through their priests to transubstantiate bread and wine into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ! That is a SHOCKING CLAIM, but it gets worse. Catholicism teaches the Eucharist should be “worshiped as God” and is what Jesus referred to in John 6:53,54!

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:53,54)

Pope Francis would be the first to agree to all that and would say a baby is born again at infant baptism! He believes in and practices bowing before and kissing images, praying the rosary, canonizing saints, etc. Pope Francis embraces the whole ugly ball of wax, which makes Roman Catholicism what it is, but what it is, is NOT something good for SOULS! As with any false gospel, the Catholic gospel has no power to set a person free from his sin addictions! The most faithful Catholic remains spiritually dead and lost as he confesses to the priest, cries out to Mary, receives the Eucharist and wears his brown scapular.pope francis By endorsing Pope Francis, Rick Warren is endorsing all of those errant beliefs and pagan practices — helping to keep 1.2 billion Catholics deceived and bound by the devil. Furthermore, uninformed non-Catholics are being misled about Catholicism by Rick Warren just as they have been by Kenneth Copeland!

Kenneth Copeland Prays For Unity Under Pope Francis

Rick Warren is a disgrace. Rick Warren is an exalted and successful preacher in our day, but a disgusting and miserable example of a spiritual leader because of the harm he has and is doing to SOULS. Again, people need TRUTH, as found in the bible, to become saved and stay saved. That truth is not found in any false religion (including Catholicism), but in scripture alone.

True Modern Day Catholic Beliefs

Did you know of the many pagan beliefs which Catholics embrace, venerating images is important, but often overlooked. Be assured that Pope Francis agrees fully with the following. Ponder this Vatical Council II endorsement:

“Moreover, that the images of Christ, of the Virgin Mother of God, and of the other saints are to be placed and retained especially in the churches, and thatrick warren due honor and veneration is to be given them … but because the honor which is shown them is referred to the prototypes which they represent, so that by means of the images which we kiss and before which we uncover the head and prostrate ourselves, we adore Christ and venerate the saints whose likeness they bear …. great profit is derived from all holy images, not only because the people are thereby reminded of the benefits and gifts bestowed on them by Christ, but also because through the saints the miracles of God and salutary examples are set before the eyes of the faithful, so that they may give God thanks for those things, may fashion their own and conduct in imitation of the saints and be moved to adore and love God and cultivate piety. But if anyone should teach or maintain anything contrary to these decrees, let him be anathema.” (H. J. Schroeder, O. P., The Canons And Decrees Of The Council Of Trent, Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1978, p. 216)

Yes, there are similarities between Catholicism and Christians in some doctrines, but that doesn’t mean the differences are insignificant or anything less than DEADLY. The truth is, if you believe Catholicism, with its EXTREME claims, you must also logically accept the Council of Trent which condemns ALL non-Catholics who stand on bible truths! You will also be without the salvation the bible speaks of! Rick Warren is popular, but popularity surely doesn’t reveal success! For your own good, reject what Rick Warren and Pope Francis teach and stand for.

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We Are Inching Our Way Towards The Mark of The Beast

Technology continues to advance towards a future literal mark on the right hand or forehead needed to buy or sell, which is known as the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:16,17).

The Angelic Warning of NOT Receiving the Mark of the Beast

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. (Rev 14:9-12)

NOTE: the SDA people wrongly interpret the mark of the beast to be Sunday worship of God to magnify their distinctive Saturday Sabbatarian belief! It is only from their founder and false prophet Ellen G. White that such a weird belief could originate. By twisting the scriptures as they do, they have set up each of their faithful members to receive the real mark of the beast when it comes into existence.

In contrast to Rev. 14:9-12, wolf in sheep’s clothing John MacArthur teaches that one can take the mark and still get forgiven! Other dangerous teachers do the same, including Chris Pinto and Mike Desario! Our days are dark. If you are alive when the real mark of the beast is issued, for your soul’s sake do not take the mark!

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Tips and Tricks With Gospel Tracts

Strictly Distributing Gospel Tracts

If I’m going out to strictly witness rather than going to the store, doctors, post office, etc. and handing out gospel tracts on the way, I’ll verbally ask, as I hand a person a gospel tract, “If I wasn’t a Christian and asked you how to become a Christian, what would you tell me” OR “Do you know how to get your sins forgiven”?  Those questions, if answered, will spiritually locate a person quickly. Their answer will affect my answer, but my answer will always focus on JESUS and scripture. (It is so sad and dark out there you’ll be amazed how people answer!)
gospel tracts If the person shows any interest, try to show them from your bible 1 Cor. 6:9-11 before he leaves. Have that page paper clipped so you can find it fast. In fact, show him and read it to him at the same time. 1 Cor. 6:9-11 is the BEST passage to quickly help a lost man know he is going to hell and needs JESUS. It is much better to have the person actually see the words in the bible than to just read the passage to him. (Carry a smaller bible so both of your hands will be free as you hand out gospel tracts. I used to have a leather bible case on my belt, but in more recent times the large pocket in cargo pants is perfect for my smaller bible.)

Using Gospel Tracts During The Weekly Routine

If I’m going to the store, doctors, post office, etc. and handing out gospel tracts on the way I say various quick things, such as “God bless you” as I hand them a gospel tract positioning it so they can see the heading, such as our “Heaven Is Real and Can Be Yours” on our favorite gospel tract. Other things I say are, “Sir (or Ma’am) here’s one for you,” “Did you get one of these,” “Here you go,” “Good reading,” “Good news,” “Here’s a message about the Lord Jesus,” etc.

The Right To Go Gospel Tracting

Please know YOU do have the 1st amendment right of “freedom of speech.” To go to a PUBLIC sidewalk to evangelize is within your rights too. (You can also preach bare throat on a public sidewalk.) If you use any amplification, you might need a permit. Free gospel distribution should always be safe from interference from police, that is, at least it should be safe! I have had EVIL cops make me move a couple times when they shouldn’t have! If a cop comes, remind him of your constitutional rights. Tell him you are not blocking “public easement,” giving away FREE gospel tracts and practicing your religion. That too could be important. Be respectful to the cops and call them “sir.” I’ve had people try to hide and watch me from a distance to see if I was blocking off the sidewalk as I handed out gospel tracts to try to get me in trouble. IF you run into any two legged SWINES out there, remember what Jesus said:

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.” (Mat 7:6)

If someone gets angry and starts cussing, etc. (which is rare, but possible), walk away, if he isn’t leaving. Be alert! Be guarded. As a Christian you can cast out demons and heal the sick too! Remember that. We have prayed many times for afflicted people.

Distractions When Using Gospel Tracts

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The devil will send different types of people your way too. A subtle type will just waste your time in a friendly conversation while precious lost souls walk by! If such occurs, politely excuse yourself from the conversation and keeping spreading the word of life to the lost souls. Focus on lost souls. The streets can be a place of great temptation. The devil will try to take you down if possible, so be holy and never forget Jesus’ words:

“…. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.” (Rev 3:11)

It is wise to have a digital recorder on you, recording the conversations. If for no other reason, you can review it afterwards and perfect your witnessing more. If you go with a team, each person should have a walkie talkie or cell phone to contact one another if needed, even from across the street.

Know this: You will win MANY more souls on the street than a gospel preacher does in the church building! Many sinners will never go inside the church building, but know they are missing it somehow. That is where you come in. The devil will use 2 main things to stop or slow you down from continuing to sow gospel seeds: (1) fear and (2) discouragement. Don’t allow either to phase you. Be like the early Christians in the book of Acts. Keep sowing seeds like a gospel farmer. You’ll be surprised at your harvest come Judgment Day! You’ll also find that YOU will be the answer to someone’s prayer! I’ve had numerous people tell me that their family members are Christians and are praying for them. God will actually put a person like that in your path to help them come to God at times! That is very special too!

Bring Up The Conditional Aspect of the Gospel When Gospel Tracting

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If you encounter someone who says outrightly or implies that he’s a Christian, then ask, “What about this teaching called eternal security or once saved always saved. Do you believe in that?”  Sadly, many may say or imply that they do! At that point quote or show them from your bible Mt. 10:22 or Heb. 3:14. Tell them they must endure to the end for salvation’s sake and it is possible for a Christian to get back on the road to hell again. We also carry gospel tracts to help the eternal security proponents (and Catholics) from the snare of the devil they are in.

Car Driving and Gospel Tract Analogy

Tract evangelizing and street witnessing are like driving a car. You can’t touch on everything that will happen just by explaining it. With EXPERIENCE you’ll distribute gospel tracts just as EASY as driving! We love it! It is GREAT and you’ll be giving hurting and discouraged people hope. It is also doing God’s will, even if you see no results. Please know, however, spiritual things happen when God’s word goes forth. A person can’t hear about the precious Lord JESUS and remain the same.  Lost souls need rescued and they must hear the truth (God’s word). We will continue witnessing and tract evangelizing as long as we have breath in our bodies! Without exaggeration, during a whole year just handing out gospel tracts as we go to the bank, store, etc., we’ll get out easily 1,000 of tracts, that’s 1,000 in 1 year just doing ordinary things! When we were into heavy gospel tracting, we’d get out maybe 40,000 or more in one year! We have zero stress about gospel tracting and witnessing. We love it.

Zeal and Evangelizing With Gospel Tracts

As much as street witnessing is wonderful, my personal favorite was going door-to-door with the gospel. I never knew what type of person I’d run into or what subjects they might bring up. The main problem with door-to-door is dangerous dogs. You must remain guarded at all times going door to door, street preaching, etc. Go for it! Your zeal will be contagious. Distributing gospel tracts is addicting and WONDERFUL!

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Letter From A Prisoner

[Have you ever wondered what it is like in a prison as far as the types of teaching that are brought into it? Read this letter carefully and you’ll get a clear picture of how eternal security is a common teaching to prisoners (thieves, rapists, murderers, etc.)!]

Blessings and greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus! I requested some information and a copy of your book, The Myth of Eternal Security.letter from prisoner Thank you so much for writing this book! I am currently incarcerated at _____ Jail. The chaplaincy here is unfortunately mostly from a local Baptist Church here in ______. The doctrine of eternal security is preached here heavily. Please keep us here at ____ in prayers as these ministers of a false doctrine are doing more harm than good! They are even handing out KJV Bibles with the eternal security doctrine right in the front!

I personally have talked with one of these ministers (after reading your book) and began asking questions and pointing out passages such as Ezek. 33:13,18; Luke 8:13 and so forth …. He would not allow me to bring up any more scriptures and instead tried to take over the conversation with a series of rapid-fire questions and Bible passages.letter from prisoner Needless to say I was shocked how his demeanor changed when I told him I don’t believe in this eternal security and told him it was a false teaching …. This same minister quotes John MacArthur and was (at the start of our conversation) telling us if a minister so and so commits sin and is found in-for-instance adultery, that this shows he was never saved. I went out and got your book out of my cell and tried to tell him about the chapter in the book called Never Really Saved (ch 24). He refused to listen and when I tried to show him he pushed the book away from himself like it was the plague …. thank you so much for the book, The Myth of Eternal Security. It has really helped me here in the midst of these ministers of false doctrine. Continue to be strong in the faith and go with the strength the Lord gives you! Much thanks and blessings,

NOTE: Evangelical Outreach continues to give FREE materials to prisoners and all who are too poor to pay for them. Thanks for your prayers and financial donations. We are reaching different types of people around the world.

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Almost Universally Unknown SALVATION Passages

The following scriptures have been discounted or at least de-emphasized as being vital for understanding personal salvation and having any connection with salvation by grace!salvation scriptures That is because the prevalent false version of grace which people have been taught can’t allow for them. These scriptures don’t fit in with that license to sin and must be rejected. To the eternal harm of souls, this continues on despite their glaringly obvious relationship to salvation:

  • “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap ETERNAL LIFE. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest IF we do not give up.” (Gal 6:8,9)
  • “Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.”  (1 John 3:7)
  • “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Mat 10:22)
  • “… our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”  (Rom 13:11)salvation scriptures
  • “and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who OBEY him”  (Heb 5:9)
  • “so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE.”  (Titus 3:7)
  • “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.” (Rev 2:10,11)
  • “I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”  (Rev 3:11)
  • “By this gospel you are saved, IF you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have BELIEVED IN VAIN.”  (1 Cor 15:2)
  • “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”  (Mat 10:37-39)
  • “The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”  (John 12:25)
  • “To those who by PERSISTENCE IN DOING GOOD seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give ETERNAL LIFE.”  (Rom 2:7)
  • “See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. IF it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—even ETERNAL LIFE.”  (1 John 2:24,25)
  • “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Gal 5:19-21)
  • “Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.”  (1 John 3:15)
  • “You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.”  (Gal 5:4)
  • “But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.”  (Mat 10:33)
  • “If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.”  (John 15:6)
  • “For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.”  (Eph 5:5-7)
  • “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But IF you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”  (Mat 6:14,15)salvation scriptures
  • “… those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”  (John 5:29)
  • He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”  (Luke 8:21)
  • “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”  (James 1:12)
  • “Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.”  (2 John 1:9)
  • “For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live”  (Rom 8:13)
  • Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” (Luke 13:23,24)

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WARNING! If you share those scriptures with others, who have been adversely influenced by the devil’s doctrine, they very well might label you as teaching a work’s salvation, legalism, and being cultic though these scriptures are pure 100% word of God! Be prepared and remember their rejection of those scriptures doesn’t negate them! They are still related to salvation as much as John 3:16; Romans 10:9,10 and Eph. 2:8,9! The problem is their faulty theology, not the aforementioned scriptures.

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