Modernism in the Church
Religious Liberalism and Deceivers in the Church!
by David J. Stewart
"For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." —Jude 1:4
Modernists Have Crept into Our Churches!
We are increasingly seeing lesbians and homosexuals who claim to be Christians, and are working relentlessly to corrupt our churches. One such godless modernist is Kittredge Cherry, who wrote the blasphemous book, Jesus In Love, portraying Christ as a homosexual who lived in a gay-lover relationship with John. Kittredge Cherry "considers herself a free agent for Christ in the world" (SOURCE). Lest you should think Ms. Cherry harmless, think again...
Kittredge Cherry is an author and mystic whose ministry put her on the cutting edge of the international debate on sexuality and spirituality. Her website, JesusInLove.org, offers LGBT Christian resources. Kitt was ordained by Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) and served as clergy in the LGBT community for seven years until health issues forced her into a more contemplative life. One of her primary duties was promoting dialogue on homosexuality at the National Council of Churches (USA) and the World Council of Churches. She worked extensively with people from every branch of Christianity, including the Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical traditions. She now considers herself a free agent for Christ in the world.
SOURCE: Profile - LGBTRAN
An ordained lesbian minister, who promotes homosexuality in America's churches? Even so, come Lord Jesus! What do we mean by the terms Modernists and Liberals?
In Christian theology, Modernism is a hostile term used by its enemies to attack the tendency of Liberal Christianity toward revision of certain Christian doctrines such as the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection of Christ, or subjecting the Bible to the Higher Criticism. Modernism was the target of the Fundamentalists after 1910, and was an especially bitter issue in the 1920s.
SOURCE: Modernism - Conservapedia (see also, Liberal)
Modernism is religious liberalism! These are the people who claim to know God, or to be spiritual; but, they deny one or more of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. Modernists are those who claim to follow Christ, while simultaneously attacking and assassinating His very character. Marsha Stevens has the nerve to claim to love the Lord, while operating her apostate ministry, BALM (Born Again Lesbian Music). These are the modernists of our day that must be exposed and avoided by all Bible-believing Christians. Some modernists aren't sure if there is a God, but they claim to be spiritual nevertheless. America's bookstores are saturated with such imposters who know not the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. They have never repented towards God. They have not become guilty under the condemnation of God's Law (Romans 3:19).
The Church of England is another good example of modernism. A report by the doctrine commission of the Church of England said: "Hell is not eternal torment, but it is the final and irrevocable choosing of that which is opposed to God so completely and so absolutely that the only end is total non-being." The catechism of the United States Episcopal Church defines Hell as " " A growing number of people, says U.S. News & World Report, are promoting the idea that "the end of the wicked is destruction, not eternal
suffering . . .[They] contend that those who ultimately reject God will simply be put out of existence in the 'consuming fire' of hell." This is religious liberalism, denying the plain teachings of the Bible. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8 clearly reveals that the final doom of the wicked will end in the flaming fires of God's vengeance... "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
A perfect example of modernism is the Unitarian Universalism Church, whose members are 18% Atheist. The organization boasts of having no doctrinal statement whatsoever. They fully deny the Word of God; yet, claim to worship God. Another Modernist was Martin Luther King Jr. who denied the deity of Christ; yet, falsely claimed to be a Christian. Another modernist was C.S. Lewis who believed the Bible contains myths, believed in purgatory, believed being born again was a lifelong process, taught works salvation, denied the penalty of Hell, et cetera.
C.S. Lewis was an unsaved heretic who fooled many people into thinking he was a Christian. One of the biggest imposters of our time was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a self-proclaimed Baptist minister who openly denied the bodily resurrection, the virgin birth, and the deity of Jesus Christ! King was involved in at least 60 Communist fronts dedicated to the moral destruction America. Our modern feminist movement, abortion movement, homosexual movement, and civil rights movement are rooted in Communism.
She ought to be called "Carter Wayward," because she is way out in left field my friend. This woman is a false prophet, a lesbian, an Episcopalian so-called "priest" who performs same-sex marriages, she promotes feminism, teaches apostasy and is pro-death concerning abortion. Heyward has even publicly called for abortion as a "sacrament"...
A more recent example can be found in a newsletter published by the National Abortion Federation. It provides an account of the 1985 national convention. One of the speakers was Carter Heyward [pictured to left], an ordained Episcopal priest who has been active for many years in the feminist movement. This quote was taken from her address: "If women were in charge, abortion would be a sacrament, an occasion of deep and serious and sacred meaning."
That an ordained leader of a church that supposedly represents Jesus to the world could describe child sacrifice as a sacrament or holy rite of the church without facing excommunication is a staggering illustration of the collective deception we are facing as a nation.
SOURCE: Massacre of Innocence
Can you imagine? ... a professed Christian promoting child sacrifice? This is what happens when women enter the pulpit. It was Solomon's wives who turned his heart away from the Lord, and introduced child-sacrifice to Molech once again in Israel (1st Kings 11:4-8). Heyward is NO Christian! She is an imposter, a wolf in sheep's clothing that Jesus warned us about in Matthew 7:15, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." The Word of God condemns same-sex marriage, feminism and abortion as grim acts of rebellion against God. Woe unto the wicked.
Neo-Evangelical Christians and Modernism
Christianity Today (CT) magazine has been the voice of apostasy since it began being published. I couldn't believe CT actually promoted Harry Potter's witchcraft. All of the founders and leaders of the New Evangelical Movement have been featured in Christianity Today (includes Billy Graham, J.I. Packer, Robert Schuller, Carl F.H. Henry, Harold Lindsell, and Harold Ockenga. At least three of the editors of Christianity Today are Roman Catholics—Robert L. Wilken is a Corresponding Editor, and Richard John Neuhaus and Michael Novak are Advisory Editors). There is absolutely nothing Christian about the perverted Catholic plan of salvation.
God has already spewed Christianity Today out of His mouth... "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." CT is middle-of-the-road, lukewarm, all the way. Here's what they said when Pope John Paul II died, "Pope John Paul II, who served as the spiritual leader for the world’s 1 billion Roman Catholics for 26 years, died Saturday night at the age of 84" (SOURCE).
By reading CT's magazine/website you'd never get any impression that the Catholic Church is Satanic. Furthermore, I triple-dog dare you to show me how to be saved on CT's website! If a lost sinner went to their website to be saved, they could not. It's unthinkable that a magazine called "Christianity Today" would fail utterly to preach the Gospel. Modernism has crept into the church. False prophets are everywhere. Christianity Today is loved by hellbound CATHOLICS everywhere, because Christianity Today has also become homosexual-friendly.
Modernists are Everywhere Today!
There are tens-of-millions of Modernists today. Here is what the beloved Evangelist, Dr. John R. Rice had to say (from his excellent book, FALSE DOCTRINES, 1970, page 407, ISBN: 0-87398-251-7)...
"There are infidels who claim to be Christians. They fit exactly the dictionary definition of infidels, denying the essentials of the Christian faith. They have exactly the position of Ingersoll, Tom Paine, and Voltaire, but they are in the church and willfully deceive God's people because they want the prestige, the income, the influence of the Christian religion."
SOURCE: Dr. John R. Rice, FALSE DOCTRINES, 1970, page 407, ISBN: 0-87398-251-7
I recently received a letter from a woman who requested if she could use some of my writings to promote their ministry. She provided a link to their website. At first glance of their website, I was impressed that they wanted to win twenty million people to the Lord by the year 2020. Then I noticed a big advertisement, begging for money to support their cause ... in India. I carefully looked at their website and couldn't find a Gospel presentation or a doctrinal statement.
Then I read that their ministries' goal was to lead people to renounce all other gods, and MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CHRIST (aka, Lordship Salvation). I wrote her back and kindly explained to her that making a commitment to Christ will never save anyone. The Word of God teaches us to BELIEVE on Christ for salvation (Acts 16:31), not make a commitment to Him. Jesus doesn't ask us to give up anything to be saved.
Eternal life is a FREE GIFT which God wants to give us through Christ (Romans 5:15, 6:23). We can only be saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ. There are people everywhere today making commitments to Christ, turning over new leafs, living for Christ, giving up the world, finding spirituality; BUT, they're not coming to Jesus Christ to have their sins forgiven. There can be NO salvation without the Law of God. No amount of dedication, religion, or commitment can save anyone. You are a dirty rotten sinner, deserving of Hell; but, Jesus shed His precious blood for you because He loves you. If you'll trust upon Christ, and the blood He shed for you to forgive your sins, then you will be saved.
Heretical liberalism exists everywhere today. Billy Graham's message is so watered down that it would never offend any Catholic (which is why they love him so much). Every Catholic believes in the basic Gospel; BUT have ADDED works to it; thus, perverting the Gospel (Galatians 1:7). They've added the seven sacraments: baptism, confirmation, confession, holy communion, mass, etc. They bow down in idolatry to Mary. They also believe that a sinful man like the priest can forgive their sins instead of Christ (1st Timothy 2:5). Catholics will not tolerate anyone telling them that Mary worship is idolatry. According to the Word of God, religious liberals come to us "with feigned words" ... "And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you..." (2nd Peter 2:3).
Sean Hannity is also an unsaved Modernist, a Roman Catholic. Hannity spoke in 2005 at Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist College, for the graduation commencement.
Oprah Winfrey and the Church
We read in Matthew 7:21-23...
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
The world is filled with such false teachers, who teach about spirituality and God; BUT, don't know God, and have not the truth of Jesus Christ. One such heretic is Oprah Winfrey. Oprah speaks about God, love, and "surrendering all," but what is she surrendering to? Most people ASSUME Oprah means Jesus Christ; BUT, think again. Here's a video of Oprah denying that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Yet, tragically, Oprah Winfrey has up to 20,000,000 people every day watching her show. Oprah teaches about spiritual issues; but, she teaches New Age heresies and Satanic deceptions. Oprah is leading the masses into Hell with her damnable lies.
It's been in the news recently that Oprah Winfrey was moved when she heard invited guest, Faith Hill, singing the Gospel song "I Surrender All," during a practice rehearsal. The video shows an audience member moved to tears and Faith Hill emotionally moved by Oprah's story. What a joke! The only thing Oprah Winfrey has surrendered to is the Satanic New Age Movement. Here's Oprah herself denying Jesus. Talk about apostasy! Faith Hill has made guest appearances on the Godless Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and The Late Show with David Letterman." Faith Hill may be surrendered to self, sin, and Satan; but she's NOT surrendered to the God of the Bible.
Rosie O'Donnell is an flaming homosexual who is legally MARRIED to another woman. They have adopted several children together. O'Donnell is also an outspoken enemy of Christianity. No professed Christian should ever appear on Rosie O'Donnell's show. If God wanted us to be extra friendly with the heathen to win them, then why didn't He do the same with the Scriptures?
The Word of God is the most offensive Book on the planet to the unsaved! No, the truth is that COMPROMISING with the wicked will only lead to more wickedness and apostasy. God wants us to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3), stand for righteousness (Ephesians 6:13), rise up against the evildoers (Psalm 94:16), reprove all works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11), avoid those who don't follow the Bible (Romans 16:17), and fight the good fight of faith (1st Timothy 6:12). It's becoming increasingly difficult nowadays to find Christians who love the Lord enough to do these things. Most people just don't care. The average Christian today has NO desire for the truth, i.e., NO love of the truth.
Please read, The Church of Oprah Winfrey—A New American Religion?
Psychic John Edward's Heresy
John Edward is an internationally acclaimed psychic medium, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Crossing Over, hardcover, ISBN: 1-58872-002-0, which has sold over 450,000 copies. Mr. Edward has written several books, including a book titled, PRACTICAL PRAYING. Edward is also a necromancer, who claims to communicate with the dead. The Word of God plainly condemns such occult practices as punishable by the death penalty (Leviticus 20:27). Yet, Edward ignores the Word of God completely, while claiming to have the experience to spiritually enlighten people.
According to an Amazon.com editorial review of PRACTICAL PRAYING, by John Edwards...
"John Edward’s focus in spiritual teaching is now being spotlighted on his own path of religious and spiritual enlightenment, and he is now sharing it in this book, PRACTICAL PRAYING: Using the Rosary to Enhance your Life."
Mr. Edward is extremely dangerous, a necromancer who sinfully attempts to communicate with the dead; yet, he has written books on how to pray and be spiritually enlightened. Clearly, he is putting himself forth as a Christian. People who are ignorant of the Word of God are easily conned by such modernists.
John MacArthur's Heresy on the Blood!
John MacArthur pastors one of America's largest churches in California. He is extremely popular all across America. Moody's annual Founder's Week has featured MacArthur for many years. MacArthur has authored hundreds of books, writings, etc. Tragically, John MacArthur is a heretic concerning Christ's blood, he is an unsaved modernist. His own words condemn him concerning the blood of Christ.
The April 1986 edition of Faith For The Family quotes MacArthur as saying in a 1976 article entitled, Not His Bleeding But His Dying: "It was His death that was efficacious, not His blood . . . Christ did not bleed to death. The shedding of blood had nothing to do with bleeding . . . it simply means death. Nothing in His human blood saves . . . It is not His blood that I love, it is Him. It is not His bleeding that saved me, but His dying." It is shocking to me, that a professed "Christian" minister would make such blasphemous statements, in lieu of such clear Scriptures as 1st Peter 1:18,19...
"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ..."
Benny Hinn's Ecumenical Gospel
Benny Hinn ministries took in over $100,000,000 last year alone. Listen to what Hinn said concerning Pope John Paul II after his death,
“Pope John Paul II pointed millions to Jesus Christ when he was Pope. And I believe we're in for the greatest move of the Spirit of God on this planet."
—BENNY HINN (Benny Hinn: The Impact of the Pope's Death, By Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief, CBN.com).
What? The Pope pointing people to Jesus? Hinn is a false prophet! Pope John Paul II pointed billions of people to MARY!!!Pope John Paul II pointed people to himself, to the Catholic priests, to the Seven sacraments, to religion, to Mary; BUT, not to Jesus Christ. You cannot point people to Jesus Christ while simultaneously teaching the traditions of men. John 4:24 plainly teaches that God must be worshipped in TRUTH, not the traditions of men. What a deception!!! This is why Christ said in Mark 7:7...
"Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
Deceptively, Benny Hinn presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ on his website. Benny Hinn also teaches that there are NINE members to the Godhead. Hinn is very deceptive. If you look at Benny Hinn's website, you might be totally convinced that he's a born again Christian. Yet, Hinn's life contradicts his statements. If a famous preacher claimed to believe in freedom and America; but then you find out that he was a member of the Communist Party at the SAME time, what would you think? That man is Martin Luther King Jr. Would you believe his words about freedom? No! Likewise, Benny Hinn presents the Gospel on his website; but, then praises the Pope, recognizes Our Lady of Fatima (Mary) as legitimate, partakes of transubstantiation (Catholic holy communion), and promotes Catholicism—The biggest cult on earth!
And by the way, Hinn never actually states in his online Gospel presentation that a person doesn't have to do works to be saved. And also, every Catholic believes the simple Gospel, i.e., that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose again for our justification. The church of Galatia in the Bible fell victim to the same type of heresy. They had heard the simple Gospel; but, now were being led to follow a works salvation by a false religion, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel" (Galatians 1:6). Benny Hinn fools multitudes of people by presenting the Biblical Gospel on his website; BUT, then promoting the damnable heresies and idols of Catholicism. To promote Our Lady of Fatima is blasphemy!
Don't Be Deceived by the Liberals!
Please carefully consider the following words of wisdom from Dr. John R. Rice (from his excellent book, FALSE DOCTRINES, page 412, available from the Sword of the Lord)...
"Many actual Christians are so deceived by the liberals. the unbelievers, that they quote and defend the modernists, supporting them in Christian schools--so some born again Christians compromise until it is hard to tell the scabby, dirty sheep from the wolf in sheep's clothing"
Don't believe it? It gets even worse. Many of today's professed Christians are even supporting the witchcraft of Harry Potter!!! Christianity Today magazine actually endorses Harry Potter's witchcraft. This is apostasy! Who would have imagined a day in America when we would actually see churches promoting abortion.
It is becoming increasing difficult to determine who's really a born again Christian; BUT, it's easy when you KNOW the Word of God. The best way to expose Satan's works of darkness is by shining the Light of God's Word upon it.
Again, here are the words of Dr. John R. Rice (from FALSE DOCTRINES, page 412)...
"Dr. Nels F.S. Ferre, who says it is wrong to worship Jesus, to follow the Bible, says Jesus may have been the illegitimate son of a blond German soldier and harlot Mary--is advertised as "an evangelical," has been welcomed at Southern Baptist Seminary and other "Christian" institutions, as have Dr. George Buttrick, most outspoken opponent of the virgin birth, the blood atonement and inspiration of the Bible. So is Dr. Elton Trueblood and many others who are actually unbelievers."
At Moody Bible Institute's annual Founder's Week, John MacArthur is a featured guest. MacArthur totally denies that Jesus' blood has anything to do with the forgiveness of our sins. John MacArthur, like R.B. Thieme Jr., believe that Christ's death is what saves us, and not the blood. 1st Peter 1:18,19 totally contradicts their lies! Both of these men are unsaved heretics. There is no way a man can be saved and DENY the very precious blood of Jesus Christ that saves. These men are deceptive, and will say that the blood of Jesus is very important; but, the truth is that they believe Christ's blood is only REPRESENTATIVE of His death. These are the type of modernists which we need to avoid and expose.
Irvin Baxter's ENDTIME Ministries (EndTime.com) EXPOSED!
ENDTIME Ministries requires water baptism for salvation and denies the literal Godhead (Trinity). I wouldn't just make a fuss over ENDTIME.com's unbiblical Postribulation position (which is not a fundamental doctrine of the Bible); but requiring water baptism for salvation is where I draw the line, because salvation most certainly is a fundamental Bible doctrine. Irvin Baxter Jr. is part of the Pentecostal Oneness cult and is leading people into the Lake of Fire with his false gospel.
On their website, ENDTIME Ministries teaches the devil doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration...
"Next, the Bible teaches that we are baptized into His name, and that’s when our sins are remitted. The Bible says,
'Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…' (Acts 2:38) [NKJV].
That means that payment is being made for our sins. The Bible says that, “as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death…” (Romans 6:3) [NKJV]. When we go down in baptism by immersion, in the name of Jesus Christ, His death is applied to pay our sin bill. ..."
SOURCE: How do I become a Christian? | Endtime Ministries
HERESY!!! You don't get saved when you're immersed into a baptistry filled with water. You get saved when you acknowledge your guilt of sin (your sinnership) and trust upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Who died, was buried and rose again as payment for your sins. Being water baptized doesn't make you a Christian anymore than walking into a garage makes you a car.
Baptismal Regeneration is a lie of the Devil and a road to Hell. You don't get saved through water baptism. Salvation is the gift of God, by grace through faith in the Lamb of God (Ephesians 2:8-9). Irvin Baxter is a heretic and errs woefully concerning the Scriptures! If you follow Baxter's false gospel, you'll go straight to Hell when you die. Water baptism has absolutely NO PART in Biblical salvation!!!
Irvin Baxter hosts the popular radio broadcast, “POLITICS & RELIGION” and is founder of Endtime Ministries at EndTime.com. Baxter does not accept the Biblical doctrine of the Godhead (Trinity), and is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church, which claims its methods are the only true way to salvation. Baxter believes, as do Oneness Pentecostals, that God does not exist in three literal Persons; but rather, that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are mere titles. However, the Bible teaches in Colossians 3:1, Romans 8:34, and numerous other Scripture passages that Jesus Christ literally and bodily sits on the right-hand of the Father in Heaven.
Unless stated otherwise, Christians should take the Bible at face-value, literally. The Bible teaches that there is only ONE God (Deuteronomy 6:4), Who has manifest Himself to mankind in three distinct, literal, Persons (Matthew 28:20; Colossians 2:9 - Please read THE GODHEAD to learn more about this Biblical doctrine. (Note: All Scriptures are quoted only from the trustworthy King James Bible).
Baxter is caught up into the PENTECOSTAL ONENESS heresy which denies the Godhead (Trinity). Although subtle, the doctrine of Pentecostal Oneness is distinctly different than the Biblical Godhead. Pentecostal Oneness teaches that there are no separate Persons of the Godhead. The Bible distinctly mentions God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 1st John 5:7 says these THREE are ONE.
Anyone who denies Jesus' deity is unsaved. Anyone who denies the Godhead is unsaved. Anyone who teaches that water baptism is mandatory for salvation is unsaved. ENDTIME Ministries denies a literal Godhead (Trinity)! It's no coincidence that all corrupt modern Bibles, (like the New International version) have completely removed the all-important word, GODHEAD. The King James Bible mentions Godhead three times (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9). Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...” Notice the words “us” and “our” in Genesis 1:26. God is spoken of in the plural (i.e., the Godhead).
Colossians 2:2 speaks of “the mystery of God.” The Godhead (Trinity) wasn't meant to be understood by man, just believed as the Word of God reveals to us. Thankfully, we don't have to understand God to be saved, we just need to trust upon His only begotten Son Jesus, the Christ (John 14:6). Phooey on all the praise and worship going on in our churches today!!! What our nation needs is the Doctrine of Christ to be preached again and again!
Irvin Baxter also rejects a pretribulation Rapture based upon a faulty understanding of Revelation 20:4-6 and Matthew 24. Concerning Matthew 24, the Bible teaches that God will separate the tares from the wheat, gathering the nations for judgment. This is not the Rapture as Baxter teaches. The Biblical Rapture will happen before the 7-year Tribulation, for several reasons.
If you want to understand Biblical prophecy, then please check out some of the free excellent resources on my website's BIBLE PROPHECY WEBPAGE. There's much dangerous teachings on the internet. Much Bible Prophecy online is produced by demonic Seventh Day Adventists (like Doug Batchelor and Steve Wohlberg). You won't go to Hell for being wrong on eschatology (the study of end times), but you will go to Hell for believing a false gospel (ANOTHER GOSPEL, 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).
2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth 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.”
I love The Alex Jones' Show and Infowars, but Alex admits he's a secular show and needs to avoid promoting spiritual things unless he knows what they are teaching concerning salvation. That's the critical acid test for any ministry... what do they teach about salvation??? You couldn't pay me a million dollars if I accepted sponsors, to promote any ministry that is wrong on the doctrine of Biblical salvation. It's a matter of life or death, Heaven or Hell. Saving our nation isn't one-trillionth as important as the salvation of men's souls from the Lake of Fire. What does it profit a man if he gains the world, but then goes to Hell forever? Jesus said that it's better to enter into Heaven crippled and maimed, than to be cast healthy and whole into the fires of Hell for all eternity to be tormented day and night without rest forever!!!!!
No one was water baptized in the Old Testament. The thief on the cross was never baptized with water. The Apostle John penned the Epistle of 1st John (under inspiration by God) to show us how we could “KNOW” for certain we are saved (1st John 5:13); yet John NEVER mentions baptism even once. That's solid proof that water baptism is NOT a part of saving-faith. Please read, Facing Uncertain Death, Troops Line Up for Baptism?
What Should Christians Do About Modernism, Religious Liberalism?
The following helpful words are from Dr. John R. Rice, FALSE DOCTRINES page 416-418...
'God's Word has clear instructions about what Christians should do about these who claim to be Christians but deny the essentials of the Christian faith, and are, in fact, infidels. No one has to argue or try to weigh reasons why support of modernists, fellowship with modernists, might do more harm than exposing them, leaving them.
Here is what God's Word says do:
- "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing," Jesus said (Matthew 7:15). Call it "witch hunting"? Well, it is still what Jesus commanded. Be on the lookout for infidels in your church or denomination.
- "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith" (2nd Corinthians 13:5). Have you been misled by such infidel Sunday school literature or teachers in college or seminary?
- "Earnestly contend for the faith" (Jude 3). One is a poor Christian who is not insulted when Christ's deity is questioned or when the infallible authority of the Bible is questioned. Contend earnestly, we are commanded. Defend the Bible and Christ.
- Do not put yourself and your children under the influence of such false teachers, for "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful" (Psalm 1:1). To use such Sunday school or other literature, to read such books, to sit under such teachers as question the plenary, verbal inspiration of the Bible, or the virgin birth, or bodily resurrection of Christ, is to "walk in the counsel of the ungodly"; often it is to "sit in the seat of the scornful." It is wrong.
- Do not let any man teach a class you are in, nor stand in a pulpit for which you are partly responsible who is a religious liberal denying or questioning the essentials of "the faith." 2nd John 1:9-11 says:
"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."
One who does not stay with the Bible doctrine about Jesus Christ "hath not God," is unconverted. You are not to receive him as a Christian, not to receive him into your house as a Christian, not to give a dime to support him, not even to bid him Godspeed! To give money to a denominational program that includes colleges or seminaries with any liberal teachers is a sin, strictly forbidden.
- You are not to be in the unequal yoke of membership in a local church or denomination whose official stand is wrong on the essentials of the faith, such as the new Presbyterian Confession of Faith or the new curriculum prepared for the United Church of Canada. To have your name and presence thus putting your tacit approval on infidelity, thus encouraging others to support it, is to be responsible before God for ruin and eternal damnation of some. Thus you are "partaker of their evil deeds" who deny Christ and the Bible.
So it is with the preacher who stays in a ministerial association which has Catholic priests or rabbis or modernists in it, thus indicating that he regards them as Christian brothers, when they are actually unsaved. One may have fellowship with born-again Christians who differ on lesser matters, but one who denies some essential of the Christian faith is not a Christian, thus should not be endorsed as a Christian. So what to do?
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." -2nd Corinthians 6:14-18.
If you are a member of the big Methodist church, since most of your bishops are unconverted, unbelievers, your colleges and seminaries liberal, your denominational literature openly liberal, then leave them all! Your local church cannot decide its program, select clean literature, call a sound preacher; so leave it! That is hard, but God commands it.
So with you Presbyterians with your new openly liberal statement of faith, to stay on the denomination means you compromise your convictions, disobey the Bible, and very likely lead to the eternal ruin of your children by destroying their faith.
Baptists, if your local church program is such that you cannot be in full fellowship without supporting through your cooperative Program, seminaries and colleges, and denominational literature that is liberal, the come out! No one has a right to talk for Christ in testimony meeting and then talk against Christ and the Bible with his money. "Put your money where your mouth is!" Live like you talk!
Must one leave friends of a lifetime for Christ? Yes, very often. Must one give up a Sunday school class in a modernistic church when he teaches them the Bible? Yes, or really you are teaching them to stay where it is wrong to stay, to study literature that is against Christ, to follow preachers who are false prophets and who will break down their faith. Yes, the Bible says, "Come out from among them."
Do you love Christ and His Word more then your denomination, more than your false leader?'
Thank God for faithful men like Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980), who fight the good fight of faith, by exposing those imposters who exploit Christianity and the Gospel for their own personal gain and greed. Would to God we had many more men like Evangelist John R. Rice today.
Sir William Ramsay, a far greater all around scholar than any Modernist living or dead, has defined a Modernist as:
"One who knows all that I do not know, who fixes the limits of the possible, and knows exactly what is impossible. The world is not dark to him: he is born and cradled, and grown to manhood in the intensity of a great light. He knows all things, and he is content and happy in his utter ignorance."
Modernists need to be exposed! Rise up oh Christian, let the voice of God's Word be heard! If we remain silent, then who's going to sound the battle cry?
Modernism Betrayed Me (searching for God in all the wrong places)
God's Simple Plan