The Dreaded “D” Word

MODCONSPIRACY


By observation from several professing Christians I have encountered in WP, I have come to the conclusion that devil, death, and deceiver pale in comparison with “doctrine” to be cringed when spoken of. I do not question some have truly given their lives to Jesus. However, it is headscratching when these “Born again” believers ascribe sticking to sound doctrine as being Pharisaical.

It is quite ironic really since the very people who call those who urge people to return to sound doctrine which is actually a biblical prescription of accountability, mirror the reaction of the Pharisees to the blind man who was healed,

“To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.”

John 9:34

The common script actually sounds more like this,“How dare you judge me as if you yourself don’t sin?” See the astounding commonality? Others…

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Mary of Nazareth, who is she really? A few thoughts, part 1

Mary would be both heart-broken and angry that any should call her the Queen of Heaven knowing who that title truly belongs to and the evil one behind it.

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way


1 Thessalonians 5

22 Abstain from every form of evil.


Mary, Jesus’ Mother, isn’t the Queen of Heaven. Please stop inventing titles and honors for her who truly was so highly favored without any help from us. Mary was a Jewish woman, and it’s difficult to see how she would ever celebrate being called ‘The Queen of Heaven.’ She was brought up and instructed in the faith of Israel and knew that her nation had been severely chastened for idolatry, and would have been able to identify this entity, though not taking its name upon her lips. She would have known and eagerly awaited the fulfillment of the wonderful prophecy given in exile to Daniel, that Messiah the Prince was soon to appear and do away with sin forever. Yes, she was highly favored indeed and it will be a joy to fellowship with her in the Lord’s Presence someday.

Daniel 9:24

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The Truth of Eternal Security

Romans 8:31-39King James Version (KJV)

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is He that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:31-39 may be the most comforting and encouraging passage in the entire Bible.1 These verses definitively declare that: Security leads to stability and productivity. Paul offers three hopeful assurances: (1) There is no opposition (8:31-32); (2) there is no condemnation (8:33-34); and (3) there is no separation (8:35-39).

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Secure for Sure!

Yes, there are excellent scriptures used to show we don’t have eternal security. We forget that many are called -everyone who identifies as a Christian- but few are chosen -those who live repentant, upright lives and enduring to the end (and how is this possible except God does it?). No person living as an antinomian can claim security for they simply do not love Christ nor believe Him. Those chosen do have eternal security but we must examine ourselves to see if we are truly in the faith. 2 Corinthians 2:6

Just like we can’t cease being the children of our earthly parents once we are born, so we can’t cease being children of God once we are born again. We can no more be unborn spiritually than we can go back and be unborn physically. When we trust in Christ for salvation, by His grace, at that very moment, we become members of God’s family forever.

A warning unheeded from 22 years ago

hattip to Elizabeth, I Once Was Lost
https://bornagain732.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/a-warning-unheeded-from-22-years-ago/

The first time I cleaned out my small library of books it was to get rid of those who signed the ECT. Did these men not understand the lives that were martyred and murdered because of the RCC? If they could not recognize the Scarlet Harlot then what else do they not discern? We must guard our faith by being zealous for the truth that is the very foundation of it

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Protestants & Catholics: Do They Now Agree?
By John Ankerberg and John Weldon
Harvest House Publishers, 1995, 312 pages

When Chuck Colson’s ecumenical Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) project released its first declaration in 1994, it shook evangelicalism to its core. Some evangelicals greeted the document warmly while many others were appalled by its apparent compromise and betrayal of the Gospel.

Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium basically declared that Evangelicals and Catholics both believed in the core teachings of Christianity and needed to unite in an effort to confront the onslaught of secularism.

Several books followed in response to ECT including those written by James R. White, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Michael Horton, and this one by John Ankerberg and John Weldon. Remember John Ankerberg? His Christian apologetics show used to be very popular back in the 80s and 90s and it can still be found…

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Answering chalcedon451, of All Along the Watchtower, on the Church of Rome

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way


Luke 10:21

NASB

At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.”


1 Timothy 3

14 I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;15 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth. 


.4. We believe that there is one holy church, comprising the whole assembly of the elect and faithful, that have existed from the beginning of the world, or that shall be to the end thereof. Of this…

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