Monday, March 31, 2008

Another reason why we do not follow a Man! We follow Christ Jesus!

John was just a man, nothing more than a mere man who was used by God to do a great thing for His glory! He was sent, commissioned, called by God to point the way to the Light. He was pointing the way to the Savior of the world. What happens when we follow the wrong man?

I have come under attack for not following the lead of other people who do not believe the Bible to be without errors. I have been accused of basically being arrogant for "knowing" what the Bible says about certain things. So, unless I allow people to tell me what they "believe" to be true, I am a hypocrite, I am a person who thinks himself to be equal with God, all in the name of knowing what the Bible says about certain things. A person who has discernment is guilty of being unloving because he does not accept their false teachings.

"I understand, Brian.
People at the RBP (Regular Baptist Press) did the same thing to me once.It won't happen again.I am glad that you are so very correct. Other followers of Jesus seem to be able to accept correction and realize their need for growth.You do not think you need to grow.You think you have arrived and you need to place yourself in the 'Saviour' position.He might want His chair back sometime.When He comes for it, it might be wise to give it back.He will forgive.I will disavow any further things you say I wrote.And will check up on you.Even though you are to love your enemies, you are to be wise as a fox and harmless as a dove.Be careful that you don't get caught in your own snares, my friend.You are not above God's grace.No one is."

The above is an email I received from one of my trolls. Here is where his thinking is wrong. He is a person who does not believe the Bible to be without error. So when I tell him what the Bible says about something, he considers it to be wrong. Of course, when you get to pick and choose which verses are true and which ones are false, then you can make a claim that all people should listen to you. Unfortunately the person who wrote the email to me, does not seem to understand that it is possible to know what the Bible says about Salvation. Put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone to save you. Repent of your sins, be obedient to His Word. It is very simple and yet it is so hard for some people to do it. They want to say that all people will be saved. They want to say that the bible is untrustworthy as being inerrant. So just because someone can know what the Bible says, it does not mean they have put themselves in the position of Savior of the World. It just means that God has given them discernement to recognize the truth. Why do you suppose so many Mormons do not know the Truth. They have no discernment. They cannot see the truth that is right in front of them. Until they put away their trust and faith in Joseph Smith, they will not come to see the light.

Does a man who has false teachings deserve to be listened to? Not if you want to remain pure to God's Word. It can be a dangerous thing to take in false teachings and adopt it to your beliefs all for the sake of not offending the person. I am sorry, but I find it very offensive when people come to my site and cannot back up their argument with Scripture, and use it biblically. This man has accused me of putting myself in the position of Savior all because I do not accept his and some others false teachings. They have seen Scripture and are blind to it. They have heard the truth of God's HOLY WORD and are deaf to it. He mentions to be wise as a fox. That is what I am doing when it comes to accepting false teachings. I have heard others say that I think I "know it all" and yet, when I explain that I know enough about the bible to know that God hates sin, it offends them. They want the right to continue living in their sins.

Look at the example of the movie clip of what following a Mormon man did to all those people in Utah? Is a person to be considered equal to God for knowing that mormonism is false teaching? Is a person considered equal to God for knowing that Jehovah Witnesses is also a cult? The argument lacks substance. There must be discernment for all Christians. When attacks come out to literally doing nothing more than name-calling, it shows a lack of judgment and discernment to the Truth.

As you watched the video clip, try to remember the consequences of following after the advice of man as opposed to following after Jesus and His WORD.

Jesus said, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
There will be in that day people who will say, Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesize in your name and cast out demons in your name and didn't we walk in the streets with you. And Jesus will say to them, Depart from me you worker of iniquity. I never knew you.
iniquity = lawlessness

We are to be obedient to God's Holy Word, We are to repent of our sins and we are to put our trust and faith completely in Jesus Christ.

The Holy Word found in the Bible is ALL True! Don't ever ever ever let a man (or woman) tell you differently!


Tim Brown said...

As I mentioned in another thread:

We know the truth, not because it comes from *us* (it doesn't) but because God:

1. Spoke
2. Didn't stutter
3. Equips his children to understand it.

Let me add (this time) that it is God who equips us to understand His Word. That is not to our own glory.

On the other hand, to stand in judgement on God's Word and claim it to be errant, unclear and otherwise not understandable is the height of arrogance.

It is to call God an impotant liar.

pastorbrianculver said...

well said Tim! I wouldn't want to be responsible for calling God a liar! It takes a pretty brave (foolish) person to call Him a liar by saying His Word is filled with error!

pastorbrianculver said...

Not brave. Not foolish. Not calling God a liar. Reading the inspired word of God.

Don't feed the trolls.
Since you can't handle discourse, I will direct people to your place and discuss it at my blog.

Check out the above two comments I received. The first one is again from someone who does not believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God. God inspired and God breathed. The second one is very similar to the first.

I look forward to having people come to my site from theirs. It will be a chance to present Holy Scripture that says we are to follow Jesus and to obey what His Words say. Repent of sins. Not to accept sin as just a normal process of living. Not to make provisions to sin. No, we are to repent of our sins, to put on the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior. When they comment that they are not foolish and not calling God a liar, it is important to realize that Jesus died on the cross because He lived and breathed the Absolute Truth of the Bible! So when people decide that homosexuality is okay, when lying is okay, when defrauding people is okay, when idolatry is okay, they are creating for themselves a false God, not a Holy God! I pray for them daily. They need all of our prayers and I encourage each person reading this to keep them in your prayers. Not to judge them, but to pray that the Holy Scriptures will come alive to them and that they will no longer be blinded to the Truth.

As I said earlier, you can direct people to my site all you want, but for those of you who are leading people in false teachings, I will not allow people from here to go to your sites by clicking on your name. I want to protect them from false teachings. That is the job of a pastor and the job of all TRUE Christians. We are NOT to accept false teachings, in fact we are to expose them for what they are. If not God inspired, then Satan inspired since you cannot serve two masters!