Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Believing The Lie

          The Bible tells us that in the end time there will be great deceit, delusion and deception; even if possible to the point of deceiving the elect.  What is the "lie" the Bible is talking about.  The most heinous lie, and the most damaging to mankind, is that there is more than one way to Heaven.  Regardless of what garbage is slung around in the world, there is only one salvation; and that is through Jesus.

          The Bible tells us that in the end time, there will be a falling away from the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:3).   Romans 16:17-19 says to "mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the uneducated. For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil."  2 Timothy 4:3 says: "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;"

False Teaching

Galatians 1:8 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."

2 Corinthians 11:3-4  "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that comes preaching another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."

Matthew 24:24  "For there shall arise false Christ's, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."


"Today’s “new atheists” seek to deprive you of your belief system in order to elevate their own.  Atheists believe in mans’ superiority, rather than the superiority of God.  “A man says, in his heart, there is no God.” (Psalm 14:1, Psalm 10:4)  “A man is right in his own eyes.” (Proverbs 21:2, Proverbs 28:11)  An evolutionary atheist is a person who uses the gifts God has given him to prove there is no God.  Today’s “new Atheists” not only consider you less intelligent than they are, but also consider you their enemy.  They have forgotten that they were only allowed to exist in our country because of the tolerance of our Christian nation."("Atheism", Rick Rahn, www.thespiritsnestministries.com)
Dave Muscato, communications director, American Atheists says.......

1. "Christmas is better without Christ"

2. "Thanksgiving is a secular holiday and has nothing to do with religion."

Does he realize that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ?  Does he know that the purpose of  thanksgiving is to give thanks to the Lord?    "If there were no God, you couldn't be an atheist." (Gary Stearman)  Atheists must believe in God or they wouldn't have anything to be against.

Apostate church

 "The following are some of the things to look out for:

1.  The sign of the cross being removed from the interior and exterior of the church building.

2.  Music so loud that it can be ‘felt’.  Its purpose becomes more centered on promoting a ‘feeling’ rather than worship.

3.  “New” translations of the Bible are in use, which vary greatly from the accepted translations. “The Message” was written by Eugene Paterson who himself says, it should not be considered the word of God, and urges that it not be used in formal worship services.

4.  There are many paths to Heaven. This is known as Universalism, Syncretism, or Interfaithism.

5.  Social justice, the new code word for income redistribution. Much to the chagrin of some, Jesus was not a communist.

6.  Making the church look like a night club.

7.  Using the phrases churched and unchurched instead of saved and unsaved.  A watering down of the Gospel, such as not talking about sin.

8.  Basing your faith on experience, and or spirit guides, rather than doctrine.

9.  Replacement theology, which is the belief that the Christians have replaced the Jews, in the covenants.

10. Adding to, or detracting from, The Word of God.  Books like 'The Book of Mormon’.  If someone tells you to read the Bible less and their book more, be very skeptical.

11. Denying the virgin birth.

12. Denying the bodily resurrection of Jesus

13. Denying the inerrancy of the Bible.

14. Denying the Lordship of Jesus.

15. Denying that the Trinity is the one true and living God.

16.  Using wrong names for God.  Example: Allah is not the name of the God of the Bible.  Jehovah is not the same thing as Allah. God’s name is the name above all names, not Allah, Buddha, Mohamed, mother  nature, mother earth or any other name concocted by man. 

17. Attempts to combine religions.  Example: Chrislam, which attempts to say that ‘Allah’ and ‘God the Father’ are the same personage.  It denies the trinity of God, and the lordship of Jesus.

18. The teaching of evolution. The New Age manuscripts worship the creation rather than the creator.  ‘Pantheism’ is the assertion that God is ‘in’ all things; again, the worship of the creation.

19. A serious red flag is known as “Conplemplative Prayer” which is nothing more or less than “Eastern Meditation” (Matthew 6:7)

20. The assertion that there is no Hell and that everyone is going to Heaven.

21. The denial that Jesus is going to return in glory and bring God’s justice to the world." ("The Apostate Church", Rick Rahn, www.thespiritsnestministries.com)


"Webster’s dictionary defines the word 'abomination' as a 'loathsome or disgusting act.'  This serves as an adequate biblical definition as well, for when the bible mentions something as an 'abomination' it means 'an act which is loathsome or disgusting in the eyes of God.' " (http://www.raptureready.com/featured/gillette/bg28.html)  The worship of false gods, abortion (sacrificing children), the practice of homosexuality, witchcraft,  false teaching, the evil-minded person, a false balance, the sacrifices of the wicked, the thoughts of the wicked, the justification of the wicked and the condemnation of the just, a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, a false witness, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and one who sows discord among brethren are all described as abominations in the Bible.  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says: "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."   Romans 1:26-32 says: "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."  All of these are forgivable sins, except for the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. 

Worship of false gods

"Welcome to the official website of the Church of Satan.    Founded on April 30, 1966 c.e.(notice the Satanist use of c.e. instead of AD) by Anton Szandor LaVey, we are the first above-ground organization in history openly dedicated to the acceptance of Man’s true nature—that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos that is indifferent to our existence. To us, Satan is the symbol that best suits the nature of we who are carnal by birth—people who feel no battles raging between our thoughts and feelings, we who do not embrace the concept of a soul imprisoned in a body. He represents pride, liberty, and individualism—qualities often defined as Evil by those who worship external deities, who feel there is a war between their minds and emotions. As Anton LaVey explained in his classic work The Satanic Bible, Man—using his brain—invented all the Gods, doing so because many of our species cannot accept or control their personal egos, feeling compelled to conjure up one or a multiplicity of characters who can act without hindrance or guilt upon whims and desires. All Gods are thus externalized forms, magnified projections of the true nature of their creators, personifying aspects of the universe or personal temperaments which many of their followers find to be troubling. Worshipping any God is thus worshipping by proxy those who invented that God. Since the Satanist understands that all Gods are fiction, instead of bending a knee in worship to—or seeking friendship or unity with—such mythical entities, he places himself at the center of his own subjective universe as his own highest value. We Satanists are thus our own "Gods" and as beneficent “deities” we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath (within reasonable limits) upon those who seek to cause us—or that which we cherish—harm." (http://www.churchofsatan.com/)

          I found a web site that listed 4980 different false gods, from the Bible and throughout the history of the world. (http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=93242)  Suffice it to say that anything that replaces God in your life is your false god.  "All people are religious in one way or another.  Christians worship the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who is the One True and Living God.  Other, misguided people, worship false gods like, Allah, Buddha, Baal and Secular Humanism.  There are others who worship the creation, rather than the Creator.  There are some who don’t know what they believe and still others who have set themselves as god in their own minds." ("Choices" by Rick Rahn, http://www.thespiritsnestministries.com)


LGBT "The relationship between religion and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can vary greatly across time and place, within and between different religions and sects, and regarding different forms of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism.

Some of the authoritative bodies and doctrines of the world's largest religions may view these negatively. This can range from quietly discouragement, explicitly forbidding same-sex sexual practices or sex/gender reassignment among adherents, actively opposing social acceptance of LGBT identities, to execution of people engaging in homosexual acts while tolerating sex/gender reassignment in specific cases.

Liberal and progressive voices within these religions tend to view LGBT people more positively, and some liberal religious denominations may bless same-sex marriages, as well as accepting and marrying people who are transgender. Historically, some cultures and religions accommodated, institutionalized, or revered same-sex love and sexuality; such mythologies and traditions can be found around the world; elements of religious and cultural incorporation of non-heterosexual practice can still be identified in traditions that have survived into the modern era, such as the Berdache, Hijra, and Xanith."(Wikipedia)  The majority of the non-Christian religions call for the expulsion and or execution of the LGBT people. 

          "These are excellent examples of distorted thinking, vain imagination and a reprobate mind. 'As a bisexual, I obviously don't believe anything is wrong with being gay or bi or trisexual (try anything). I further don't believe in hell. I believe we go to another dimension where we bathe in true love of god and our soul group, review our past lives and plan with our group who will play what roles in our next incarnation. We learn how our actions affected people in the recent life we had here, and choose what lessons we will learn next time. There is no judgment in this dimension, only understanding love, with zero punishment. 'To understand all is to forgive all' and I believe god gets who we are and loves us unconditionally. The concept of consequence is built on good and bad, I think. I don't believe in bad or devil or evil. I don't believe in judgments that things are better than other things. I guess there are consequences from what we choose while we are here, but not punishment on the other side. I do believe that good can be found in everything, if you can raise your perspective high enough to see the big picture.'  Where is the yang? Does the ying stand alone?  What happened to the equal and opposite reaction that goes along with the ‘for every action’? Looks like some people want to say they believe in God but don’t think He believes in His own Word.

           In reference to the Bible, one gay man told me: 'I prefer another book of FAIRY TALES...OZ has much more personal/universal truth and inspiration for me!!!'  He obviously didn’t think this was insulting my belief system, or he didn’t care.  The Bible says that a man is right in his own eyes."("Unbelief" by Rick Rahn,www.thespiritsnestministries.com)

Resurgence of ancient pagan worship.

The Host of Heaven

"Host of heaven has two basic meanings depending on the context..

1 Heavenly Bodies = stars - as created things and/or as objects of idolatry

2 Heavenly Beings = angels or spirit beings

The first Scriptural use of 'Host of Heaven' is found in Deut 4:19

Deut 4:19 'And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them (note the progressive decline in the preceding verbs), those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.'

Morris commenting on this passage writes that...

The pagan nations of Canaan, as well as Egypt and the other nations of antiquity, had once known the true God of creation but had long since become evolutionary pantheists, worshipping the creation instead of the Creator. The children of Israel were repeatedly warned against this influence but repeatedly succumbed to it in later years--just as have people in every age. The first of the ten commandments, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me' (Exodus 20:3) was given explicitly to guard against this ever-present Satanic temptation. (Morris, Henry: Defenders Study Bible. World Publishing)

Jeremiah records that despite God's clear warning not to worship the host of heaven they disobeyed...

'And the houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be defiled like the place Topheth, because of all the houses on whose rooftops (flat roofs of the houses were used for worshiping astral deities) they burned sacrifices to all the heavenly host and poured out libations to other gods.' (Jer 19:13)

In summary the first Scriptural use of the phrase host of heaven is a warning to Israel not to exchange worship of the Creator for the worship of the creation that included the host of heaven." (http://www.preceptaustin.org/hosts_of_heaven.htm)  

          Throughout the Bible, when people are confronted by angels, the tendency is to bow down and worship them.  Each time this happens, the angel tells the person not to, because they are servants just like them.

Queen of Heaven

Jeremiah 7:18  "The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger."

Jeremiah 44:18  "But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine."

Jeremiah 44:19  "And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?"

Jeremiah 44:25  "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows."


"CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) is an independent affiliate of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) honoring earth-centered, goddess-based, tribal and pagan spiritual paths. UU Paganism is a liturgical and theological community under the umbrella of the UUA. Membership in CUUPS is open to UUs and those in sympathy with UU Purposes and Principles." (http://www.uucnrv.org/interest-groups.htm)

EarthSpirit Sisters

"EarthSpirit Sisters are a spirit-filled community of sisters, supporting each other with love and respect; creating safe, sacred spaces in which we share rituals and celebrate milestones. We honor our sisters with love and trust as we share our journeys and seek our truths. We gather to create sacred space for ritual work and activities. We are affiliated with the UUC, and we often hold rituals, workshops, and seasonal celebrations at the UUC in Elarth Hall. However, it is not necessary to belong to the UUC in order to attend EarthSpirit Sisters meetings and rituals; our membership is open to all who seek sisterhood and desire a deeper understanding and spiritual awareness of ancient Earth-centered traditions." (http://www.uucnrv.org/interest-groups.htm)


"Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was first coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. The word permaculture originally referred to 'permanent agriculture'  but was expanded to stand also for 'permanent culture,' as it was seen that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Fukuoka natural farming philosophy."(Wikipedia)

"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system."-Bill Mollison (Wikipedia)  Romans 1:25 says: "They changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever".

Witchcraft and Sorcery

1 Samuel 15:23  "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king."

2 Kings 9:22  "And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?"

2 Chronicles 33:6  "And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger."

Micah 5:12  "And I will cut off witchcrafts out of your hand; and you shall have no more soothsayers:"

Nahum 3:4  "Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that sells nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts."

Galatians 5:19-21  "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

Acts 8:9 "But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one."

          The groups and mislead people, mentioned above, don't seem to realize that they are not hated by Christians.  Our duty, assigned by God, is to love everyone regardless of their beliefs and practices.  The Bible tells us we never know who will come to the truth. "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (free from the curse of sin and death). (John 8:32)   The Secular world, by political correctness, has distorted the definition of tolerance.  Tolerance now asserts that one must not only make allowances for differences in others but also accept and condone their behavior and beliefs as being acceptable, thus taking away the freedom to disagree without being labeled as bigots and haters.  There are, however, things that, according to the Word of God, should not be tolerated.


          What I'm going to say now is going to upset those who have not accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior.  If you have heard about Jesus, and not accepted his gift of Salvation, don't you dare ask about all those people who haven't heard about Jesus.  There are many unsaved people who use the argument that God shouldn't send people to Hell who haven't been told about the gospel.  If you haven't been Born Again, you need to get right with God and go out and tell all those people who haven't been told yet.  All creation displays and testifies to the existence of God.  Romans 1:18-20 says: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"  John 1:1-2 tells us that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God."  The name we know Him by is Jesus.


          As the time grows closer, to the end of this age, we need to know what we are going to be faced with; because "My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge"(Hosea 4:6) and knowledge is power.  "The fear (respect)  of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."(Proverbs 1:7)   The Bible gives us all the knowledge we need to see us through the most difficult of times.  Being like minded with Christ, through the Word (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, (John 1:1)), will guard us from Believing The Lie.


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