There are many foolish Prophets among the Pentecostals. Instead of being Holy Spirit fed, they follow their own spirit and have seen nothing. Instead they follow a different spirit which has nothing at all to do with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit leads to scripture whereas the different spirit is fueled by feelings. Feelings have nothing to do with truth. That is why Pentecostals Whip It Up into an emotional Frenzy where they believe they can get away with just about anything. The Pentecostal gimmick that they use the most is, Thus saith the Lord. The prophet Ezekiel takes that up here. You’re saying, the Lord says, when God has not spoken. That to me is close to blasphemy. People are being snookered into thinking that these people are speaking for God when they aren’t. That is why they’re prophecy rate is about 20% accuracy. If it was truly from God, it would be one hundred percent accuracy. Why can’t the Pentecostal audience see through this charade? God tells them because they have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies indeed that God is against them now. The Pentecostal audience should consider Ezekiel 14:10. The punishment of the prophet SHALL BE THE SAME as the punishment of the one who inquired. Consider well!
I used to be Father Norm some 20 years ago but now I’m free from all that. I believe Vatican 2 destroyed my church. Truth to tell most of my church exited with me. We still meet as Catholics yet Pre Vatican 2 Catholics. I was aware of sexual abuse back then and tried talking to my bishop. He told me that what I saw was none of my business. I told him that I Had a conscience. It took me two grueling years to make a decision To leave a church I loved. Now I’m an independent Baptist.
We still hold weekly communion yet without the transfer process which no Catholic truly understands. Transubstantiation is scary to most Catholics . What they don’t understand they avoid. That is normal. If you attend a service here today you will find more Catholicism than Baptist. I want to thank Brother Dave for a chance to share. We met face to face Two weeks ago and had a great three hours together after about a year exchange of email. Now I’m free from legalism and bondage.
I love it when the media reports a story and then says, NBC cannot confirm this report. They put the cart before the horse. They first report the story and then say they can’t confirm it but the public already heard it. Do you see the hypocracy here? Look at these statistics! The key to the commandment about bearing false witness is the word FALSE. Yet they hope the word may be confirmed. This is news reporting at its worst. The public hears what they have to say and then as an afterthought they say they haven’t confirmed the story or the source. When fake news hits the media here’s what happens. An Avalanche of false stories come about. News reporting has got it wrong as they can’t wait to get a breaking story first on the air. If it’s missing all the facts so what? The news media is more interested in ratings than in truth. Matt Lauer of NBC News found out what it’s like to be on the receiving end of news that is half true. It’s similar to the New Apostolic Reformation which has a 20% accuracy rate on their predictions. Yet they want to be taken seriously. How many believers are in the news media? Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Good scriptural truth but is anyone out there listening?
This is the soil of the easy believer. They jumped at the chance to be a Christian. But as soon as some Misfortune hits them, they Retreat as fast as they joined. As to the water death, they are knee-deep in trouble and don’t know what to do so they head back to shore as fast as a speeding bullet. I like the word immediately in this verse from Mark. They immediately receive the word of God with joy and just as immediately they abandon it. The reason? They have no root in themselves. But they lack the discernment to know that they need to be rooted in Christ and not in themselves. Next time, the next soil and water depth.
It’s deeper all right; deep in apostasy. Do you know that Laban was the first Pentecostal? It is said in Genesis 30:27 that Laban learned by experience! Was this the Pentecostal experience? In Hebrew the word for experience is divination which is the Pagan parallel to prophecy. To the Jews divination was not something you wanted to be or have. Here is another way Genesis 30:27 reads- Scripture itself testifies that experience is akin to divination, a practice banned by Israel. Banned by Israel but accepted by Pentecostals? Laban thought he was blessed by this. Blessed by divination? I think not. The Pentecostal experience is the same thing as Laban learning by experience or as the Hebrew language would put it learned by divination. Divination was a pagan practice and the Pentecostal experience today is also a pagan practice. The roots of Pentecostalism go all the way back to the beginning of new thought. Ernest Holmes who many Pentecostals hold in honor was one of the fathers of new thought. It was a form of mesmerism that was being taught. And this is the foundation that the Pentecostal Church stands on today. Pagan mesmerizers. An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land. The prophets prophesied falsely, the priests rule by their own power, and my people love to have it so. That is recorded in Jeremiah 5:30-31. Today thousands are flocking to Pentecostalism. for wide is the gate that leads to destruction and many go in by it. But narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life and few find it. I hope all those that are Pentecostal read this article for your Eternal salvation. Your gate is not in divination but truth.
With the New Apostolic Reformation there are no limits. Most of what is done in that faith are feelings. You hear expressions like I can feel it in the spirit. Feel what? Error? You rarely see the Bible being quoted. Instead you hear an abundance of feelings being expressed. You also hear an number of vague predictions in the spirit. Their batting average is about 25% accuracy. In the Bible that would get you called a false prophet. Ezekiel 13:3 says, Woe to the foolish Prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing. Even more amazing to me is how the people that follow them continue to support them?
Emotionalism is affecting the church greatly. It has caused Church leadership to Tailer make their services to bring out emotion. When emotions take hold of a person they react more to their emotion than the truth of God. They feel a move of the spirit when the spirit may not have moved at all. Emotions caused people to do unbelievable things and usually not tied to scripture. Out of the Toronto blessing came holy laughter all supposedly in the spirit. Emotions, and in the spirit, are causing a lot of havoc in the church. Unscriptural practices abound in the church and no one seems to care. For the time will come, and has, when they will not endure sound Doctrine, because they have itching ears, and they will Heap up for themselves teachers that will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to myths. Imposters will grow worse and worse deceiving and being deceived. That is the fate of the church today.
This is the feeling centered Cult. They may know what the Bible says but they go by their gut feeling instead even if it is contrary to scripture. Pentecostal churches fit well in this category. “Oh I feel the spirit moving in me” when all it might be is gas. Feelings are deceptive whereas truth is not. Cult leaders are experts at manipulation and they know how to manage the feelings of their converts. In truth they use their own feelings against them. If you encounter a feeling centered cult leave immediately. So what might be next on our agenda? Stay tuned.
Jesus wept in John 11:26. Jesus often showed emotion. He had compassion on the masses. Paul said that he imitated Christ and so should we. Jesus did not have uncontrollable emotion. The Pentecostal faith, especially the Extreme Prophetic Movement, almost cries on cue. They usually do so to gain funds for their Ministries. They have not learned Matthew 6:24. You cannot serve God and riches. You rarely hear them preach from that text. Emotionalism is often staged in the church. That is what needs to come under control. The Bible says let everything be done decently and in order. Some music can bring us to tears but that is real tears when it cuts to the heart of the emotions. Any thoughts? Leave us a comment.
The shoddy foundation of the Catholic Church is trying to rear it’s ugly head again.
Tongues are the most abused spiritual gift of them all. If we follow the word of God, without an interpreter present, tongues are not to be used at all in the church. And if a woman is to remain silent in the church that would erase a great deal of tongue speaking. 1st Corinthians 13 says that tongues will cease. I believe they have. What about a prayer language? The Holy Spirit is to make intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. If the spirit cannot be uttered, how would you know what was said for us on our behalf? It is the holy spirit that prays for us. Tongues today are largely gibberish. They are used more for show than substance. 1st Corinthians 14 also says, let everything be done decently and an order for God is not the author of confusion. Tongues are confusion. If even the person that speaks in tongues is praying without understanding, the devil could be leading that prayer. I see no practical value for tongues today except for show.
The Apostle Paul continually warns people that he doesn’t want them to be ignorant. How many of you are ignorant? What is your excuse for being ignorant? Why would anyone desire to be ignorant? Do you like being stupid? Do you fall for everything because you did not check it out against the word of God? Read Acts 17:11 for an answer to your ignorance. So just who is responsible for our ignorance? Maybe an old cartoon character can help you? Pogo?
This verse could well apply to the United States today. In those days there was no king in Israel. Everybody did what was right in their own eyes. That’s basically the USA Today and I’m not talking about the newspaper. Ever since the early 1960s when the Bible was removed from public schools the USA has been on a downward trend. First Roe versus Wade and legalized abortions followed by the legalization of homosexual marriage. How in the world can God be pleased with America? If he was pleased with America God would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. American values are going downhill every year. Sexual harassment is the new albatross of our day. People are spending more time on Divorce Court instead of in church trying to rectify a marriage. Murder has increased in our country year by year and by murder I’m including abortion. Lawmakers are elected to public office and when they get there, they vote the way they want to vote forgetting about their General Public and how they might view the issue. Everybody did what was right in their own eyes. That is akin to social Anarchy. Maybe we do need a king in America. But don’t tell Donald Trump that or he might take you seriously. We need to get back to what God desires over that of what we desire.