Moment Message #2:  Moments of Evident Wickedness.

 

 But these two things shall come to you
In a moment, in one day:
The loss of children, and widowhood.
They shall come upon you in their fullness”  (Isaiah 47:9)

You know, and I know, that much worse than loss of spouses and children came upon Babylon {and recently Iraqi}, but in the eloquent words of Isaiah these words get our attention, that unexpectedly in one starling moment, in one day can come all these unexpected LOSSES, obvious losses of non-prosperity.  {“Then whose shall these things be.”}

If you would try to put yourselves in the shoes of Satan, and some feudamentalists Scofield mites can do it easier than others, what would most disrupt the work of Christ’s kingdom of earth.  Two things come to mind quickly:  (1) Since most of the mission work for the world has come out of American churches, especially the co-operative program of the once largest SBC denomination of the world, THEN DISRUPT THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM, and that was the main thing that happened in the Dark Ages of the 10 ten year Takeover plan, starting with Charles Stanley defeating Winifred Moore for convention President {Moore called himself a moderate conservative but Stanley and Rogers chose just the word Moderate for a label, and you will notice that most of the written influence of Moore and similar pastors has disappeared in the Convention, especially Moore’s strong stand on SAVING THE CO-OPERATIVE PROGRAM}; and (2) since Satan also heard Jesus tell His disciples that their unity of purpose and work is what convinces much of the world about faith in Him, then disrupt that unity which is exactly what the feudamentalists did as over 1800 churches left the SBC to organize two other conventions.

About the huge mega-churches like the 14,000 member of the one of Stanley and Rogers and others?  Admittedly during this present falling away and closing or diminishing of many churches, it has to be a struggle to grow a mega-church as so many others are closing down or barely hanging on.  However, the mega churches have found a way based on the 5 steps of the Falling Away:  (1) Give the people something different to get their attention {itching ears teachings and preaching’s, starting with theology, philosophy, and psychology), and then (2) Give the people what they want to hear {“out of their own desires shall they heap up unto themselves teachers having itching ears”}.  Wow, have these mega church pastors, like Joel Osteen, found both a way to do that and a way to justify their large numbers in terms of the false claim of reaching people for Christ. {Every now and then they will show you some baptisms of the people, or brag about the numbers, and never, never, never allowing the national or international audience to see the unfruitful 3 out 4 seeds that come from even sowing good Word.}

During this time of the great apostasy called the Falling Away, there are several main messages the people want to hear, of course, first of all (1) is no falling away right now, something reserved for a thousand years from now, and the (2) substitute message Scofield gave them of a 1000 year rapture to get them away from the earth during the tribulation and falling away, sort of like an escape technique of rats and behaviorism—you can easily recognize these messages as they include the non-biblical words of “rapture”, “dispensationalism”, and “millennium”; and (3) for a cover up these feudamentalists of the fundamentalists must preach a literal Bible, something they themselves head over heels into Scofieldism can not practice; and (4) lastly they go very strong always on the comforting of their own people that they are the elect children of God, and therefore they go overboard on the Security of the Believer and ignore so many other parts of the Bible where it states things like “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”  Of course Charles Stanley leads these false mega church pastors and preachers on “Eternal Security” which is the title of one of his very popular books. (5) And fifth, among Baptist always has been the failure to properly teach and preach on the 9 month new birth, choosing rather to see dramatic conversions like Paul on the road to Damascus with their failure to add that Paul had been kicking against the pricks of the new birth for at least 9 months. (6).  A corollary to this failure, is a lack of preaching on the parable of the four kinds of seeds {Snatching, Stumbling, and the Falling Away failures which is really ignoring the ways Satan works}, and related Scriptures, completely ignoring or striving to explain away how salvation and faith can be received immediately with joy and then the cares of the world can choke it out.

The Moments of Wickedness of Isaiah are obvious for Babylon and other wicked nations, but it is less obvious when applied to False Itching Ears Teachers and Preachers of Mega-churches; in fact, startling one might say to apply it to men like Rogers and Stanley, but try these words on for size.

 “Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures {money and the things it buys},

NOTE: HEAR IS ANOTHER STARTLING MOMENT FOR YOU!   Surely you did not know that Charles Stanley has early in his Ministry taken to his bosom the satanic writings of Napoleon Hill on THINK AND GROW RICH, as both a guide for his own life and for church growth.  Stanley admits it and brags about it, and further finds it to work for success, in wealth and in church growth, and reads it every year to captivate his own soul.  Words and thoughts like these from Napoleon:

“If you truly desire money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money, and to be so determined to have it that you convince yourself that you will have it… You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities unless you work yourself into a white heat of desire for money, and actually believe you will possess it.”

Yea, SBs, this is the kind of thinking and person you put in control of the SBC to start the dark ages of the SBC, to tear it apart into 3 divisions, to without mercy slaughter the careers and reputations of better Christians of love than they themselves, and to help Satan disrupt the reaching of millions in the CP.  It was done for three main reasons:  (1) Using the principles of GROW RICH, Stanley built a mega church of 14,000 people {Americans have a weakness for pragmatism, that is whatever works and gets numbers to show}; and (2) He well represented Scofield and the Scofield Reference Bible, and (3) Falwell, LeHaye and other fundamentalists and Bible Baptists anxious for the larger churches supported Stanley.  {They were co supporters of the moral majority.}

Who dwell securely {go overboard on eternal security and ignore the Bible cautions on working out salvation},
Who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me {we are not like moderates but are the only true believers and leaders in the SBC, so we are justified in the slaughter of the careers and reputations of others};
I shall not sit as a widow,
Nor shall I know the loss of children’;
But these two things shall come to you
In a moment, in one day:
The loss of children, and widowhood.
They shall come upon you in their fullness

Because of the multitude of your sorceries
{your psychology of behaviorism},
For the great abundance of your enchantments
{your theology of church growth and success and money and prosperity}.

“For you have trusted in your wickedness;
You have said, ‘No one sees me’;
Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you;

NOTE:  How could any reasonable Christian not think that the wisdom and knowledge that comes from Napoleon Hill would not warp the mind of a Pastor.

And you have said in your heart,
‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”  (Isaiah 47:8-10)

 

For literal Bible, what you need is a reconciliation according to Scripture of the Security of the Believer with the Falling Away.  SunGrist_Bible provides that free in a download for you in the PDF book of “Snatching, Stumbling, and the Falling Away” based on Jesus’ teaching of the parable of the seed and the sower plus many verses on both security and the falling away.  Link to the free download is:

http://www.biblecombibleman.com/ssatfa.pdf

ssatfa cover

 

 

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