Jesus & The People Pleasers

The wrong Jesus saves no one
hattip: Elizabeth of I Once Was Lost WP blog



Every believer is familiar with Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Definitely easily swallowed but is it easily digestible?

There is a common trend within the professing believers in Christ and that is to avoid rocking the boat to keep the peace rather than debunking erroneous doctrines. Sure we can keep the peace but we shouldn’t avoid exposing faulty interpretations at the sight of a debate. There’s a bad debate and a healthy debate. Then there’s the type that is quite pointless. This is where discerning motives come in and we should certainly not balk at the opportunity of contending for the faith (Jude 1:3).

Jesus, the One you profess to follow called out erroneous practices of the Pharisees which went against God’s commands. So if your master does that, would it then be wrong to mirror Him in that manner? Of course we…

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The Slaughter of Bereans

hattip: Dan Perry

From the article:

In our contemporary church, however, Bereans are being slaughtered by professing brothers who falsely believe unity is enhanced by the lack of biblically-informed, biblically-commanded, critical discernment.  The professing church is murdering Bereans.

Bereans are being slaughtered by professing brothers

It is more popular to murder with scorn and disregard those who use the Biblical gift of discernment than it is to simply thank them for loving the brothers enough to expose and kill the wolves and false teachers who wear the clothing of a shepherd (“kill” them by the very act of destroying their false doctrines with God’s truth and exposing them as charlatans).
The mantra of today’s worldly, deceived “Christianity” has become “Touch not the Lords Anointed.” Either the explicit or implicit clamoring of this ill-used phrase wreaks a disastrous effect within the church and, it is exacerbated most visibly by the increasing prevalence of “celebrity” Christianity that has overtaken every facet of the modern church.

The Dreaded “D” Word


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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