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Pluralism – God will not tolerate it much longer!
Originally posted: May 14, 2012 by mrskbw

History teaches – but we do not listen!

The IGRC United Methodist lay leader said to me – “it was standard acceptable practice for the UMC to hire secular consulting and marketing agents to lead and teach the church how to become more effective and vital in ministry.”

As I questioned her and expressed my strong disagreement!

The answer given to me was – and I quote her verbatim “We are plundering Egypt!!!”

I was in total amazement of the lack of basic Scriptural knowledge and understanding in the leadership.

The Israelite’s did not plunder Egypt!

The Egyptians were so terrified of the power of All Mighty God in defense of His people.

In the middle of the night – Pharaoh said; “Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the Lord as you have requested. Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me.” The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. “For otherwise,” they said, “we will all die!” Exodus 12:31-33

The Scriptures provide the history of Israel’s deliverance and rebellion……deliverance and rebellion……

In 2 Kings chapter 17 we see:

The Israelites faced exile because of their determination to step over God’s explicit moral boundaries. Their choice for worship and life-style values demonstrated very poor judgment.

Our values and choices are shaped by whom and what we worship!

Our life message is far too important to waste it on idolatrous ways. We will be held accountable for the message we live, the things we teach, the things we tolerate, and the work we support.

All this took place because the Israelites had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of Egypt from under the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

They worshiped other gods and followed the practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced.

The Israelites secretly did things against the Lord their God that were not right. From watchtower to fortified city they built themselves high places in all their towns.

They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.

At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the Lord had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that provoked the Lord to anger.

They worshiped idols, though the Lord had said, “You shall not do this.”

The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: “Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your fathers to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.”

But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their fathers, who did not trust in the Lord their God.

They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their fathers and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do,” and they did the things the Lord had forbidden them to do.

They forsook all the commands of the Lord their God and made for themselves two idols cast in the shape of calves, and an Asherah pole. They bowed down to all the starry hosts, and they worshiped Baal.

They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sorcery and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, provoking him to anger.

So the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left, and even Judah did not keep the commands of the Lord their God. They followed the practices Israel had introduced.

Therefore the Lord rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of plunderers, until he thrust them from his presence.

When he tore Israel away from the house of David, they made Jeroboam son of Nebat their king. Jeroboam enticed Israel away from following the Lord and caused them to commit a great sin.

The Israelites persisted in all the sins of Jeroboam and did not turn away from them until the Lord removed them from his presence, as he had warned through all his servants the prophets.

2 Kings 17: 7-23

God in His great mercy has always sent warning after warning and allowed time for His people to repent and abandon the worship of other gods (pluralism) before exercising His righteous judgment.

They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.

At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the Lord had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that provoked the Lord to anger. ( verses 10-11)

…Keep this in mind 2012 GC delegates as you carry your sacred stones back to your Annual Conferences!

Robin

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Originally Posted on December 17 ,2012

 

The gatekeepers are very important. In 1 Chronicles 9:17-27, the gatekeepers are mentioned with the singers and musicians. They were appointed and chosen by the King and they had daily responsibilities in the temple. They had to be loyal and trustworthy. They were responsible for the safety of the temple. There were keepers of the temple gates and keepers of the city gates. Nothing has changed! God still appoints gatekeepers and watchmen today!!

They are able to refuse or admit entrance to anyone. They are in place for the protection of the temple or the city.The Bible mentions gates quite often. Matthew 7:13-14 says “…wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction… straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life…” In Matthew 16:18, Jesus tells us that the gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church. Psalm 100:4 says “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,and into His courts with praise…” So we see that heaven has gates and hell has gates.

Gates and wall are built for protection. When one was said to possess the gate of his enemy, it meant that the person had gained a position of authority or power over the enemy. When the gates and the walls are torn down or broken down, it gave access for the enemy to come in.

The watchmen have been blowing the horn until their heads are spinning. The problem lays with the gate keepers, they are either asleep, bind or dead. The doors have been left unattended.

This nation is paying a very high price for our lack of concern for what we allow in the gates of our schools, churches, homes and minds.

False teachers and false teachings! We have become focused on pleasing the people for the sake of “peace”, money, recognition, and a whole list of other things!

So is it any wonder WHY we suffer loss?!!!!

Wake up gatekeepers!!!!!

Robin

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I received an email today from Truth In Action Ministries entitled :Same-Sex Weddings and Witchcraft on the Grammys. While I did not watch the Grammys – I know the scene. I remember posting from Tampa Florida during the United Methodist General Conference in 2012. The worship services filled with false worship, witch doctors, seducing spirits, and songs about reversing the roles. The legislative hall and prayer room riddled with alters built to men, labyrinth mazes, candles, and spirit guides…So bold to hang a dream catcher from the cross! That was on center stage where the Bishops were seated. This is not just taking place on the stage at the Grammy’s or in Hollywood – it is taking place in the church! Please wake up people seated in the pew – get your head out of the sand – ask God to show you the Truth.  Below is a copy of the letter from Truth In Action. ~Robin

Dear Robin,

As you may have seen, this past Sunday night’s Grammy Awards program, televised nationally on CBS, featured a mass wedding ceremony that included numerous same-sex couples, officiated by actress/singer Queen Latifah, and solemnized by the singing of Madonna.

In fact, much of what we saw Sunday night was a counterfeit worship service, though it was clearly not the true God who was being worshipped. Since the entertainment industry has devoted much of its efforts in recent decades to increasingly inane (and in this case exploitative, as the entertainers used the wedding couples as pawns for their own publicity stunt) attempts to be “transgressive,” we shouldn’t really be surprised.

And, of course, this is yet another demonstration of what the Apostle Paul himself described in Romans 1: “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!” (Romans 1:24-25, ESV). Counterfeit worship is a direct result of rejecting God, and Sunday night’s “service” featured everything from a choir to mock-stained-glass windows.

One of the interesting aspects of this year’s Grammy telecast (which also included former Christian contemporary musician Katy Perry, who performed as a literal witch emerging from a crystal ball and casting spells) is that such a thing can be televised nationwide and raise little more than a collective yawn.

The late Dr. D. James Kennedy, founder of Truth in Action Ministries, once said of Hollywood, “It continually desensitizes us until we come to accept things that at one time we would never accept at all.”

In our desensitized culture where idolatry is commonplace (and Paul makes it clear that among other things, homosexuality is a form of idolatry) it’s never been more important for Christians to pursue holiness. And in the face of such a “worship service,” it is harder and harder to justify our appetite for popular culture.

Culture is a reflection of our own particular choices. Sunday evening’s telecast once again broadcast to the world every sign of a culture under the judgment of God. Let us pray for repentance and for the furtherance of the life-giving gospel that frees us from sin and idolatry and enables us to worship the True God!

Sincerely,

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“Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of the age? Hasn’t God made the world’s wisdom foolish?”  Paul The Apostle

Just take a walk through a news stand or turn on the evening news.

Beheadings, a murdered judge, child porn, homemade meth, teen pregnancy, 40 years of killing our young in the womb, school shootings, gay marriage, depression, husbands killing their wives, wives killing husbands, children killing parents, divorce, sodomy, rape, child molestation, bestiality, a “no rules” restaurant, bloodiest of all centuries………….and on and on….

Where is wisdom?

The real war raging in the world is a culture war!  Government schools and (many private) from Pre-K rooms to Senior Care and every institution in between – the war is raging for the minds of  the children and adults alike.

The school classrooms and in the Sunday School rooms of many churches ramming  garbage down the throats of children and adults daily.

We see the fruit of this world’s wisdom all around us.

Secular Humanism, Marxism-Leninism, Cosmic Humanism ( New Age), Post-Modernism,….. just to name a few.

Let’s take a closer look  in just  three areas.

Ethics,  Sociology, and History.

Secular Humanism: Ethics : (Moral Relativism) The belief that no absolute moral code exist and therefore man determines what is right in each situation according to his private judgement.  Sociology:  Non- traditional family, Church, State. History:  Historical Evolution.

Marxism-Leninism: Ethics: ( Proletariat Morality) the Marxist ethical belief that whatever advances the Proletariat and the cause of Communism is morally good and whatever hinders Proletariat or Communism is morally evil. Sociology: Classless Society. History: Historical Materialism.

Cosmic Humanism ( New Age)  Ethics: (Moral Relativism) ie Karma. Sociology: Non-traditional family, Church, State. History: Evolutionary Godhood (Intelligent Design).

Post-Modernism: Ethics: (Cultural Relativism) The belief that truth and morals are relative to (or defined by) one’s culture. Sociology: Sexual Egalitarianism – The belief that all sexual practices — which are based on preference and sexual identity (or polymorphous   History: Historicism – The belief that past beliefs, morals, and truths should only be understood in relation to the cultural/historical periods in which they arose, not according to any eternal standard of morality and truth.

Is it any wonder why many young people today have NO HOPE?

C.S. Lewis said:  That Christians “are tempted to make unnecessary concessions to those outside the Faith.” We give in too much, he says. “We must show our Christian colours, if we are to be true to Jesus Christ. We can’t remain silent and concede everything away.” ( C.S. Lewis , God in the Dock)

Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 10:5-8 

 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,  being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. Look at what is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ’s, let him remind himself that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we. For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed.

Our hope is found in the person of Jesus Christ and His blood shed on the cross for our sins. We are a fallen creation and Jesus is the Redemption and the only answer to our fallen world. His Word is absolute TRUTH!

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.  For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  1 Cor. 1:20-25

*Note to parents: It is way past time to find out what your children are being taught in school, at youth group and in Sunday School. It is not just the State teaching them falsely –  it is the Church in some cases!

In Awe Of Him,

Robin

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Antinomianism

Originally Posted on: December 15, 2011 by mrskbw

Antinomianism (a term coined by Martin Luther, from the Greek [ Against + Law ] is defined as holding that under the gospel dispensation of grace, moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation.

Calvin, Luther, and Wesley called it heresy.

In Paul of Tarsus day the Biblical Greek terms anomia or anomos which are generally translated ” lawlessness” and ” lawless”.

This dangerous heresy is still alive and operating  in the church today. We give this demon new names such as religious toleration, post modernism, political correctness, sensitivity,and compromise.

Our children are inundated with antinomianism all day every day by the media,  the music, television, magazines, clothing, at school, and at church.

I remember when my youngest child was in the first grade and he wanted to wear shirts with “funny”  phrases on them – from the children clothing brand – No Rules. The so-called  ”funny” phrases boldly and unashamed undermine the authority of parents, teachers, pastors, government officials, policemen,and every authority to which God has placed over children to teach them and keep them safe. They actually belittled and poked fun at all authority, which we know belongs to God.

I was ridiculed  with eye rolls and told by other mom’s that it was no big deal! It was a big deal then and it’s even a bigger deal now!

Sadly, I know several of those mother’s that are now seeing the fruit of planting the seed of  NO RULES in their children. It is truly heartbreaking to see the harmful effects of  lawlessness.

As the church we are called to intercede for this generation. It is our responsibility to speak life and truth – to teach the children that a life with No Rules will lead them down a dangerous path ending  in death.

The marvelous news is Our Heavenly Father loves every person past, present and future so much He offered up His only begotten son that we may know forgiveness, true lasting peace and joy that glorifies and honors Him.

 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.  If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I

have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 

 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

John 15:8-11

Our Heavenly Father loves us so very much that He offered up His Son on the cross. Jesus paid a very high price that we may be forgiven.

We must not forget foundational principles in God’s Word.  Genesis 4

Please follow future post.

Robin

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 The post below entitled “More Time” is a great post by: Kevin Griggs 

I share it because I hear so many people today in a “What’s the big deal” frame of mind. The prophets have been crying out repent and turn back to God in this nation. The watchmen have warned the city gatekeepers to guard the gates. Yet we continue to allow evil to infiltrate every level of society.

We refuse to hear for lazy – selfish motives and lack of real authentic concern for God’s Word.

Time is up for sitting down! Get up saints of the Most High God and make a difference in the world around you. This can only be done in Christ with His Power and authority.

A true relationship with Christ will change the way you live and will powerfully influence the others around you  …. in radical ways! Stop thinking that you have more time!

Robin

New post on The Daily Bible Plan

More Time

by Kevin Griggs

Daily Bible Reading – Ezekiel 12-14; Revelation 5

Today’s Key Passage – Ezekiel 12:21-28

 

I am not a morning person.  Each morning, I typically have to set two alarms – one for the time I actually want to get up, and one for fifteen to thirty minutes beforehand to give myself a warning that it is almost time to get up.  No matter what time I set my alarms for at night, when they go off in the morning I always have the same thought as I say to myself, “I thought I had more time.”

The Israelites in today’s key passage also thought they had more time.  The listened to all of the prophets telling them about God’s judgment, and they wrongly assumed that the prophets were talking about events that would happen in the distant future. (Vs. 27)  They even had their own proverb that was popular at the time – “The days go by and every vision comes to nothing.” (Vs. 22)  What they did not realize was that God’s judgment was closer than they thought.  In fact, in less than six years, Jerusalem would be completely destroyed.  They failed to listen to the warnings because they all thought they had more time.

Many people today still react to God’s warnings in the same way as the Israelites.  They know the message of the Bible.  They know that they need to repent of their sins and follow God.  They know they need to trust Jesus Christ as their Savior.  The problem is that they believe they have more time.  They think God’s final judgment will happen sometime in the distant future.  In fact, they may be right.  They may live a long life and they may still have plenty of time to turn to Him.  On the other hand, they might be wrong.  We will never know when our time on this earth will be done.  Jesus may come back or He may call us home tomorrow, or we may be here for another 100 years.  Do not fall into the trap of thinking you have more time.  If you have unconfessed sin in your life, repent today.  If you have been waiting to start a personal relationship with Christ, turn to Him today.  If you have been waiting for the right time to reach out to that unbelieving friend in love, do it today.  When the alarm clock of life finally goes off, we do not want to be caught off guard thinking we had more time.

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On June 15, 2012 I warned that the Southern Illinois University Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry was headed toward becoming an interfaith community. It was very obvious! When the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference voted to change its constitution and line through the entire mission statement – it was very plain to see what is next………………. Read this from the IRD.

Robin

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From: The Institute On Religion & Democracy Blog

By: Mark Tooley Posted August 22, 2013

Former National Council of Churches chief Joan Brown Campbell, in her sermon at Chautauqua today, urged that Christians reject the “exclusivity” of their own faith. And in today’s published interview with the Chautauqua, NY newspaper, Campbell reiterated Christians should not aspire to win other people to Christianity.

Campbell is retiring after 14 years as director of religious life at the famed, originally Christian retreat center, which she celebrated has become more interfaith under her direction. Chautauqua originally began as a Sunday school training camp for Methodists.

“Most compassionate congregations in the world are Muslim,” Campbell said, touting the interfaith “Charter of Compassion” organized by British religion historian and syncretist Karen Armstrong. Campbell urged: “We are called to a compassionate Christianity,” that embodies “Jesus’ dangerous dream” that “we all might be one.”

Campbell was citing the Gospel of John 17:21, which says: “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

In Campbell’s reinterpretation, this scripture is not Christ’s call for the church’s unity under His Lordship but for global unity because it “relates to all of humankind.” She urged a “Jesus not owned by Christians but Who cares for all. An embracing  Jesus.”

According to Campbell, “Jesus says there will be one flock… No one is in or out in the world of Jesus.” She heralded this “challenge to Christian exclusivity” and insisted of humanity, “We are one. We hold all people as precious.”

Campbell insisted this “call to inclusive Christianity” is not a “call to discard the faith of our ancestors.” Instead, “You will reach out and embrace all of God’s own.” Quoting Desmond Tutu, she rhetorically asked, “Who will be excluded?” She explained: “Because we are Christian…we embrace the one.”

“God cannot be contained in our own religion,” Campbell said. “It’s not easy. We as Chautauquans have said we want to be a compassionate interfaith community.” She approvingly noted that Karen Armstrong is “calling us to a radical new understanding of who we are as Christians, to give up our exclusivity.”

But Campbell insisted: “We don’t have to give up the strength of Christianity.” Instead, “We will need to be the best Christians we’ve ever been. The world belongs to one God of history.”

In her Chautauqua Campbell explained that her 14 years at Chautauqua “have changed me.” She said:

To say that the 2 p.m. lecture is now interfaith and to understand what that means has had the most influence on my faith journey. I think it is the responsibility of a Christian not to take his or her faith and say, “This is for everyone,” but to honor the faith of others, to believe that their faith means as much to them as mine does to me.

This is hard for Christians, because we remember the call to go into all the world and make Christians of everyone. We can no more do that today than we can fly to the moon. We have come to believe that we are not responsible for converting the world, but to be fully and completely Christian.

Campbell celebrated:

I am very proud of Chautauqua. It is in the board minutes that we will spend the next 10, 15, 20 years learning to be interfaith; not just Christians, Jews and Muslims, but open to all faiths.

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S.I.U. Wesley Foundation – Woe to you IGRC!

Originally Posted on June 15, 2012 by: mrskbw

The IGRC Annual Conference went for the proposed changes to the constitution and mission statement at the Wesley Foundation on Southern Illinois University campus and will push a liberal agenda on the JALC campus as well.

Legislative Item 110 — Changes to SIU WF Constitution — Paulson Amendment failed 391-430; original legislation Approved 748-58

The action that was taken at annual confer will change the purpose of the Wesley Foundation at SIU.
See (Article ll) below : (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) will be removed from the statement.
 Article II  
PURPOSE
This Corporation is designed to serve the Southern Illinois University  Community , especially those persons who are related to the United Methodist Church.  Its purposes are:

(a) to exalt Jesus Christ and to awaken and win university students to Him (b) to give moral and spiritual guidance (c) to aid in the development of a vital and intelligent faith (d) to give opportunity for expression of a constructive Christian witness and training in [the church] during their academic career (e) to provide for Christian fellowship and worship, and for wholesome social opportunities under the direction of the student self-governing body known as the Wesley Student Council, (f) to provide opportunities in a Christian setting for interaction between students, faculty, and staff.  and John A. Logan College community, especially those persons who are related to the United Methodist Church.

 Its purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The work of the Wesley Foundation shall be conducted in accordance with the Book of 
Discipline, and in harmony with the Vision, Mission and Strategic Initiatives of IGRC. 
(end of Article ll)
The way the Wesley Foundation will do ministry has officially changed  – ALL the rules will change.

This is paramount!

The big liberal snowball is rolling faster down the hill and is gaining much ground.

The liberal  leadership within the UMC  is jumping for joy – they see this as a big win.

Sadly, they continue to provoke the heavy hand of God upon the church.

But even worse – they now have the permission from the majorities  to lead young people in the wrong direction.

Not the way of repentance and freedom through Jesus Christ and Him alone.

The Wesley Foundation will now become an interfaith organization and teach pluralism. Which accepts the idea that there are many paths to God.

I  encourage you to test the spirits as instructed in (1 John 4 ). This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehoods.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

1 John 4:1-3

Can you hear me now?

Robin

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