TRUE LOVE vs FALSE LOVE- THE APOSTASY OF TODAY’S CHURCHES
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TRUE LOVE vs FALSE LOVE- THE APOSTASY OF TODAY’S CHURCHES
TRUE LOVE is to warn others of God’s forthcoming judgment and wrath, about the Endtimes, the need for repentance, and of HELL! FALSE LOVE is to deny or not warn others about this, but only speak of feigned love, good works, and brotherhood with mankind, like many churches are doing today! Nothing in life counts if one loses his soul and goes to HELL. One can be the richest person on earth or live a very long time, but eventually he must face death and eternity! Jesus said ‘For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?’ Mk8:36-37. Death awaits everyone and is no respecter of persons. Heb9:27 states ‘And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment’.
THE CHURCHES’ FIRST AND LAST ORDER OF BUSINESS should be to save souls, to bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Anything short of this are lies, deception, and a total failure! If one goes to church but loses his soul, he will perish in HELL, and the church has failed him! In church, we are supposed to learn about GOD, ETERNAL LIFE- how be saved, and how we should live our lives!
TRUE LOVE IS TELLING THE TRUTH; NOT PROMOTING HALF-TRUTHS, UNTRUTHS, AND LIES
TRUE LOVE is telling the TRUTH as found in the Bible. 1Jn4:8 states that ‘GOD IS LOVE’. Jn3:16-17 defines TRUE LOVE as ‘For GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, that he GAVE his only begotten SON, that whosoever BELIEVETH IN HIM should not PERISH, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might BE SAVED’. TRUE LOVE is that God LOVED us so much that He gave His own life for us, so we would not PERISH in HELL, but be SAVED and have EVERLASTING LIFE in HEAVEN! TRUE LOVE is all about not PERISHING in HELL, and about us being SAVED.
FALSE LOVE is not reaching people with this Christ-Saving Gospel, to tell them how they can go to HEAVEN; to warn them of eternal damnation in HELL! Anything short of TRUE LOVE is destruction and damnation. FALSE LOVE is just another FALSE SATANIC GOSPEL OF DECEPTION AND LIES! Many churches today do not practice TRUE LOVE, but FALSE LOVE. Important biblical truths are withheld from their members. Many pastors and ministers are either ignorant of, or don’t believe in the WORD OF GOD, for they don’t give any warnings about God’s impending judgment upon the earth, about the Endtimes, about meeting Jesus in the Rapture, about the coming Great Tribulation, about Satan, the Antichrist, and about HELL as written in the Bible.
Many believers today are just not ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ because these messages are not being preached. In fact, many pastors may not even be saved because they have not personally received Jesus as their Saviour, or they have fallen away in sin, or they believe in another gospel, a SOCIAL GOSPEL of brotherhood and good works only, devoid of a Christ-saving Gospel. Only by the preaching of the Cross are men saved. 1Co1:18 states ‘For the preaching of the cross is to them that PERISH foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God’.
Many churches today do not preach against sin, the need for repentance and holiness, and to live for God. Ministers do not make altar calls for people to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, or to rededicate their lives to the Lord. To them, this is the old-fashion Gospel and not politically correct today. They don’t want their members to feel uncomfortable or threatened, because they may not return. Thus, many go to church as unsaved sinners, and leave church still unsaved. And sadly, many will miss the RAPTURE and be left behind in a world that is literally falling apart, and will eventually end up in HELL!
TRUE LOVE IS TO WARN OTHERS TO BE READY FOR JESUS’ COMING
JESUS defined TRUE LOVE when He said ‘AS MANY AS I LOVE, I REBUKE AND CHASTEN..’Re3:19. Jesus warned us to be ready for His coming. He said ‘Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man’ Lk21:36. Jesus said ‘Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh’ Mt24:44. Paul warned ‘For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as athief in the night’1Th5:2. ThenPeter said ‘But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up’ 2Pe3:10.
Unless we watch and pray, and make ourselves ready, we will miss the Lord’s coming, and face the terrible things that will fall upon the earth. 1Th1:10 tells ‘And to WAIT for his Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the WRATH TO COME’. The point here is that MANY people today are ill-prepared for the Lord’s coming, and will be LEFT BEHIND in the coming Great Tribulation!
TRUE LOVE- A WARNING TO THE ENDTIME LAODICEAN CHURCHES OF TODAY
Jesus described the churches today in the endtimes when he spoke of the Laodicean church in chapter 3 of the book of Revelation. Jesus showed his disdain toward, and chided the church for being neither hot or cold, but lukewarm. He said he would SPUE OR VOMIT them out of his mouth, because they were proud and independent, rich materially and self-sufficient, and had need of nothing. Instead Jesus called them wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked v14-17. In figurative language, Jesus warned them to PURIFY themselves, like pure gold tried in fire to be rich; to buy white clothing, a symbol of holiness, so that they would not be naked, and to anoint their blinded eyes with salve, so they could literally see v18! Jesus said as many as He loves, He rebukes and chastens. He told them to be zealous in serving God, and to repent of their sins v19.
Today hypocritical ministers have kicked Jesus out of their churches, by preaching a CORRUPT GOSPEL. Jesus is knocking at the door of our hearts, seeking entrance so that He can have fellowship with us v20. Jesus said he that overcomes would receive a ‘reward’ one day, and be allowed to sit with Him in His Father’s throne v21, to rule and reign with Him. Bible scholars often use this message to the Church of the Laodiceans to describe the lukewarmness, sins, hypocrisy, abuses, excesses, corruption and wretchedness of today’s churches.
TRUE LOVE AND GOD’S WATCHMAN- EZEKIEL CHAPTER 3:17-21; WARNINGS TO PASTORS AND LEADERS
TRUE LOVE is to warn others about God’s impending judgment upon the earth. In the ancient days, a Watchman was one with the responsibility to warn others of incipient danger or imminent attack by an invading enemy force. The Watchman must be on constant alert for the safety of his people. Likewise, God has called today’s PASTORS AND LEADERS to be WATCHMEN over His flock of believers, and to warn them of His coming judgments. In Ezekiel chapter 3, God’s warnings were addressed to 3 groups of people- the wicked, the backslider, and the righteous, much like the 3 groups- the cold, the lukewarm, and the hot Christians mentioned in Re3:16 of the Laodicean church.
God told Ezekiel that if the Watchman did not warn them, they will die in their sins, but their blood would be upon his hand Ez3:18,20. Likewise, a PASTOR, who is GOD’S WATCHMAN, must also WARN the people under him. If not, the people will indeed perish, but he will also be held accountable to God for those people who did not hear God’s warning to REPENT, RETURN, and REMAIN; for the wicked to REPENT of his sins v18, for the backslidden person to RETURN to righteousness v20, and for the righteous to REMAIN righteous v21. Their blood would be on the PASTOR’s HAND– the shepherd of God’s flock!
FALSE LOVE- SATAN and FALSE DOCTRINES
Satan, the devil, is the father of lies. He destroys people with his lies and untruths Jn8:44, and his main targets are people in the churches. Satan uses profane and unholy men to do his works. Thus, there are over 500 so-called Christian denominations in the world today; many with very different beliefs and unholy doctrines. How can that be when there is only ONE BIBLE, ONE TRUTH, and ONE HOLY SPIRIT to guide us? Ep4:4-6 tell us ‘there is ONE Body, and ONE Spirit, even as ye are called in ONE Hope of your calling; ONE Lord, ONE Faith, ONE Baptism, ONE God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all’. This is where Satan and reprobate men come in, changing the truth, and substituting it with man’s doctrine, another gospel not found in the WORD OF GOD! Satan’s job is to steal, kill, and destroy!
FALSE LOVE destroys people by withholding the truth of the Bible, by promulgating False Doctrines such as ‘there is no HELL’; ‘God would never send anyone to HELL’; eventually everyone will go to HEAVEN, or there are other ways to be saved besides Jesus Christ; that good works will get you there, or that only their denomination can save you.
FALSE LOVE- ANOTHER GOSPEL
Satan is the author of ‘ANY OTHER GOSPEL THAN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST’. Paul warned ‘If any man preach ANY OTHER GOSPEL unto you than that ye have received, let him be ACCURSED’ Ga1:9. There are those that are advancing other gospels and movements such as Dominion Theology, Chrislam, the Inter-Faith Alliance and Ecumenical Movement, and Evangelical and Catholics Together, etc. Without going into details, these movements and organizations try to be all-inclusive by not looking at things that they differ on, but to find common grounds within their belief system, such as good-will and peace toward all men, or that there are other ways to go to heaven; that there is no One true religion, or that we all believe in the same god. This will culminate in the endtime ONE WORLD CHURCH in the new ONE WORLD RELIGION, to include Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, etc., when they will all worship before the AntiChrist Re13:15.
Though many people love God, the FALSE LOVE they believe in will destroy them. The WORD OF GOD states ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..’ Hos4:6. Only the Truth shall make you free Jn8:32,36, and save your souls. Jesus said ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME’ Jn14:6.
FALSE LOVE- ENTER PASTOR ROB BELL, ‘LOVE WINS’!
Rob Bell, the pastor of the Mars Hill Bible Church, a mega-church of 7000 in Michigan, wrote a bestseller called ‘LOVE WINS: A Book About HEAVEN and HELL’. Bell’s book was prominently featured on the TIME magazine April 25, 2011 cover. Bell states there is no HELL, or at least that HELL is just a temporary place until everyone is fully redeemed and is ‘reunited’ with God in heaven. Bell stated though he believes in the redemptive work of Jesus at Calvary, for those outside of the church and never accepted Christ, they would eventually be saved because God is love, and He would never allow anyone to remain in HELL. Bell believes in ‘universalism’; that God’s love is universal no matter what. Bell contends that such a place of eternal torment is irreconcilable with God’s nature. But if Bell is correct, then Jesus died in vain for our sins. The world would not need a Saviour, for everyone would eventually go to HEAVEN.
Bell’s message is very popular to MANY people who do not know the Bible. His message gives people justification to live any way they want; if there is no HELL, there is no consequence for sin. Jesus warned us that in the last days, there shall be MANY false prophets and teachers Mt24:4,5,11,24. What Pastor Rob Bell teaches is grossly false, contrary to the Holy Bible, and is the doctrine of devils 1Ti4:1. Jesus said ‘ ..except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish‘ Lk13:3. Except Bell repents, he and those who adhere to his teachings will likewise perish Lk13:3,5! The only way to GOD and to HEAVEN is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ Heb9:22- ‘THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST’ Tit2:13.
FALSE LOVE- THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL and CORRUPT TEACHINGS
In 2004, Pastor Joel Osteen, the pastor of the largest church in America, the Lakewood Church in Houston, TX with over 40,000 in attendance, published his widely-acclaim book, ‘YOUR BEST LIFE NOW’. It speaks of achieving your highest potential or prosperity by your confession of what you want from God- by believing and declaring it, visualizing, and then receiving it, as you are a the child of the Most High God! It is similar to the Law of Attraction, the Word Faith message, Power of Positive Thinking, Positive Confession, Name It and Claim It, and the Prosperity Movements that have swept the land in the past few decades, pioneered by the likes of Robert Schuler and Kenneth Hagin.
Many notable televangelists today are preaching this message such as Benny Hinn, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Joyce Meyers, Jesse Duplantis, and T.D. Jakes. Basically, these teachings are man-centered rather than God-centered; self-centered rather than Christ-centered; positive thinking, devoid of the need for repentance, turning away from sin, and turning to God in purity and holiness. Jesus said ‘If any man will come after me, let him DENY himself, and take up his cross daily, and FOLLOW ME’ Lk9:23; ‘He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it’ Mt10:39. (See some examples of rich televangelists)!
Their gospel is another gospel of greed and gain, a perversion of the Word of God that the apostle Paul warned of: ‘I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.. there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ..’ Ga1:6-8. Paul warned about false teachers saying ‘Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain’ 1Ti6:5-6; ‘Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 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’ 2Ti4:2-3. Life is not only about us and our personal gain, but about what God wants to do in and for us! God wants to change us from a carnal to a spiritual person in order for us to inherit His kingdom 1Co6:9-10!
TRUE LOVE- PREACH THE PURE WORD OF GOD
TRUE LOVE is preaching the pure WORD OF GOD Ps12:6 . The Bible states we are ‘cleansed by the washing of the water by the Word’ Ep5:26! We are sanctified by the WORD OF GOD Jn17:17. Jesus said ‘the WORDS that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, and they are LIFE’, and ‘..Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God’ Mt4:4. Jesus said ‘..THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY’ Jn12:48; Not only do some Christians backslide, but CHURCHES also can, and MANY do! Jesus warned the church of Ephesus ‘Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, BECAUSE THOU HAST LEFT THY FIRST LOVE. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and REPENT, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou REPENT’ Re2:4,5.
Today, the APOSTATE CHURCHES are in the midst of the great prophetic ‘FALLING AWAY’ as found in 2Th2:3,4, in preparation for the worship of the coming Antichrist! Paul wrote ‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God’.
FALSE LOVE is the work of SATAN, who desires to pervert God’s Word so people will not find Eternal Life, but be destroyed in EVERLASTING FIRE. Many churches that are practicing FALSE LOVE have fallen for Satan’s deception and lies, which will destroy them and their members. FALSE LOVE only leads to DESTRUCTION, DEATH and HELL. There is no salvation in FALSE LOVE.
Only TRUE LOVE can save one’s soul! TRUE LOVE is all about JESUS, whose NAME means ‘..HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS’ Mt1:21. Jesus warned ‘..when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?’ Lk18:8 and ‘he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved’ Mt24:13! Jesus stated that the Word of God will be so greatly corrupted in the END, such that MANY people would lose their faith and their souls! This paper is written in TRUE LOVE, that you may also KNOW JESUS CHRIST, and HIM CRUCIFIED 1Co2:2, and thereby be SAVED Mk16:16! ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..’ Acts16:31. MARANATHA- the Lord Jesus Christ cometh 1Co16:22!
About DrgoldRetired National Weather Service Meteorologist Christian Missionary/Evangelist to the Philippines. Blog- God's Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes https://drgoldsite.wordpress.com Contact- firstname.lastname@example.org
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