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Today, as in the past history of the world, apostasy and heresies flourish. But it seems the visible local congregations are worse today than ever before, for they have a lot of truth taught, but mixed in with the truth, is a lot of error. One of the biggest errors is just no trusting (believing) in the fact that God has really changed the sinners innermost being, the soul, the spirit, and the heart has been made NEW! Sin dwells within the flesh, but the body of skin and bones, houses the totally new born one who is completely and totally Pure, Holy, Sanctified, Redeemed, Forgiven, and ALIVE forever In Christ! Not just a promise for heaven tomorrow or the future, but RIGHT now we possess those great wonderful works of Christ!

A second big error exists which is the denial that a lost, spiritually dead, sinner is really unable, and impotent when it comes to spiritual matters, including he or she doesn’t even seek after the Real God and Christ ever! They NEVER will because they can’t! Why?

They can’t because they are “bound up and shackled by sin itself”, and they are in the family of a cruel master named Lucifer, Satan or the Devil. They don’t want out of his family, they don’t desire to get out of his family, they could not even if they wanted to, which they don’t. Romans is explicit about that quoting words from the Old Testament about man’s condition.

Romans 3: 10-18 proves my point. It reads:

As it is written, There is none righteous, NO , NOT ONE; There is none that understandeth, there is none that SEEKETH after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, NO, NOT ONE! Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace have they not known; There is NO FEAR of GOD before their eyes.”

Now, we would think those who profess Christ, those who preach, teach, and write messages and articles about Salvation and mankind regarding sin, etc., would read that and believe it and stand for it! But they don’t!

There are millions perhaps in the USA who reject these teachings and teach that everyone can make a decision based on his or her own choices and call out to God when they wish and when they so choose. Anytime for they have a will and they have a choice they can make function toward that goal. BUT WE JUST READ THEY DON’T, AND WON’T! So, God works FIRST and causes His Holy Spirit to call, draw, and change their heart and minds to call upon Christ and repent and trust in Him confessing their sins. Christ has to BREAK into the Jailhouse of Satan’s bondage first, rescue the person, and give that person the spiritual abilities to exercise their minds, will and choices for Christ. If Christ didn’t do that first, they would NEVER come and escape. Christ has to defeat SATAN who has them under his control.

But large denominations hold to the opposite of what I just stated and what God has to say about it all. Within every major denomination you will find this rank unbelief about the condition of mankind. They reject what we call the Doctrines of Grace, yet speak of grace twisting it to mean something it doesn’t! Identify them is the only way I can warn you about such. Paul identified the false prophets, John the Baptist did, Jesus also did, so we too must engage in such! If they are pubic and are deceiving people they need to be identified. Otherwise how would people know to beware of such and may get caught up in all of it and sin by participating in their folly.

So, you will find such folks in every major denominational and independent churches in America. Popular radio and television ministry broadcasts are filled with such twisted teachings. Many popular speakers and writers are also. I have found that many speak the truth and hold to the clear teachings given in the word about many subjects and doctrines, but they FAIL in some major essential Doctrines which can impact or does impact the very work of salvation and the state of mankind. I would have to have so many pages of names of individual ministers and local congregations and denominations it would be really to much to list here.

Someone may say, who am I to state these kind of things. Do you think you have the final word and are a better authority on this than they are? Absolutely not! I am not the final word, The Bible is the final word. I have written on my site, many articles expressing what the Bible teaches on various subjects etc.! So, I would encourage one to consider, and if the Bible doesn’t each it then don’t believe it and stay away from it. But, I have no fear, for the scriptures are rather plain and open about it all.

One individual I love to hear because he asks most of the time the right questions and gives the proper Bible answer and he has helped me a lot and I think the entire body of Christ if they would only listen and be taught. But, he has made a BIG error when it comes to the very subject he say’s he loves, that is the matter of Grace.

He rejects God’s word on the elective choosing of sinners which is taught so clearly throughout the entire word of God. I too, at one time, did not understand those teachings, but after years of reading the word and studies, God opened my eyes to the truth of Election and Predestination and Choosing and Calling and all of the matters relating to such. It is now as clear as the Sun that shines on any given day.

by Lamar

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