WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY

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Welcome to another post in the series of posts that I have entitled, Warning You With Tears Wednesdays. Lord willing, at least once a month on Wednesdays I will be writing and sharing one of these posts with you so that I can make you all aware of some important information that I come across on the Internet that you may not have heard about.Since I knew that I would soon be starting a new part-time job (which I  started in June) and that my free time would then be somewhat limited, I was trying to think of something that I could write on a regular basis that would be short and to the point (at least that was my intention). And since I am a detective-at-heart and desire to make you all aware of the importance of testing things that pastors and teachers say (and do) in light of Scripture (Acts 17:11), the idea to do these posts — as well as the name — came to my mind in November of 2014, based on Acts 20:26-31:

“For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”

So with all of that in mind, here is what I’d like to share with you in today’s WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY:

Before I begin with today’s post, I’d just like to share a few things from my heart with those of you who read this blog from time to time:

Is your heart as burdened as mine is when you look around and see the many who are in ministry lacking discernment and how they are leading astray the many who attend their churches and follow their ministries? I truly hope you realize how we are to be followers of Jesus Christ alone and not a follower of any man (or woman) and their ministry. Yes, it is true that many teachers can expound upon God’s Word in such a way that it really does helps us clearly understand a passage of Scripture, but are you truly testing the teachings of every teacher that you listen to against God’s Word for yourselves and not just taking their word for it? Are you keeping in mind that God’s Word warns us time and time again about false teachers in the last days and that they would even arise from among us? Have you forgotten that God’s Word also warns us about doctrines of demon and  the philosophies of men? Are you spending time in God’s Word on your own and praying that God will help you to understand His Word, remembering that His Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth?I truly hope so.

It breaks my heart when I try to warn my friends about certain pastors and teachers, or music groups who are connected with churches that are led by false teachers, and even though I speak the truth in love out of my desire to warn them, they continue on following after these people.

Does your heart break, as well? Do you sense that the return of Jesus Christ could be sooner than any of us could ever imagine as we look at how our world is today? Does your heart cry out, as mine does, for all Christians to wake up so that they will finally realize the lateness of the hour? Are you sharing the gospel with those whom God has placed in your lives who have not yet placed their trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation whenever you are given an opportunity to do so?

As I have basically said at least a few times already, our world is drastically changing. Things that God considers to be evil is now being called good, and much of what is good and moral and true according to God’s Word is now looked at as if it were evil. Some Christians are being led astray by their emotions and are now getting involved in movements that promote unity with religions that teach many things that are contrary to God’s Word, because, after all, they will know that we are Christians by our love, right? Yes, in John 17 Jesus did pray that we would be one as He and the Father are one, but we cannot unite with those who preach another gospel and another Jesus. (Galatians 1:6-9) (2 Corin. 11:4) (2 Corin. 6:14-18)

The reason that I share all of these posts with you is to make you realize the extreme importance of seeking after God in His Word, and so that you will become aware of the many spiritually deceptive teachings that are entering many churches these days in the name of Christianity. Many Christians truly need to wake up and realize just how accurate God’s Word is in presenting what will actually take place in the days before Jesus Christ returns because we are now seeing these things beginning to take place right before our very eyes!

Please see these things that I share with you as true warnings, and not as things that I put together in order to just share another post with you. I pray that all of the things that I share with you — in every post that I write — will move you to tears and lead you to pray and to seek God in His Word more than ever before! Yes, we are to be filled with the joy of the Lord, and to praise Him and to rejoice in Him, but He also wants us to speak out and to warn other Christians so they will not be deceived.

My desire is also to encourage you, but I pray that if you are one of many Christians today who just doesn’t realize the many forms of spiritual deceptions that are now entering the church, that you will pray for discernment and read God’s Word and study it well so that you will know the truth and not be deceived by the many lies that are being presented to Christians today. I hope that you will also take time to learn about the many forms of spiritual deception that have become popular today, because we are not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices. ( 2 Corin. 2:11)

I hope that you will join me in “earnestly contending for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3) Thank you for listening.

And now, here is what I would like to share with you in today’s WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY:

1) Glenn Beck, who is a Mormon, is being accepted by many Christians these days as if he is actually a Christian because much of what he says sounds so Biblical. Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is also a Mormon. During his campaign many Christian bookstores removed their books on Mormonism from their cult section, and so did at least one prominent Christian leader, and you can read about it in the article below:

AN OPEN LETTER TO BILLY GRAHAM REGARDING MITT ROMNEY AND MORMONISM

Therefore, many have come to believe that Mormonism is simply just one of many other Christian denominations. Please do not be deceived into believing that! James K Walker, a former fourth generation Mormon, was the special guest on Stand Up For The Truth on the following program which was from 2012 When time allows, please consider listening to what he had to say:

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – WHY MORMONS NOW WANT TO BE SEEN AS CHRISTIAN

Besides sharing his testimony, James Walker also shares a lot of information concerning the teachings of Mormonism in the following video:

 

2) Many of you know Glenn Chatfield who earnestly contends for the faith at  THE WATCHMAN’S BAGPIPES, but some of you may not be aware of the fact that he is a former Mormon, and that he has another blog that he started in order “to expose the LDS as a false belief system, and to hopefully open LDS members’ minds to the truth.” THE ANTI-MORMON BLOG

3) Another very helpful site that I first heard about from a friend, also has excellent information to help Christians learn how to lovingly and effectively witness to Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is called: 4WITNESS – FOR CHRISTIAN WITNESS TO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES AND MORMONS They state the following on their site: “We are a Christian ministry dedicated to sharing the good news of the eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. Our area of special focus is reaching the hearts and minds of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons (Latter-day Saints or LDS))”

4) Many of you are already aware of how the teachings of the New Age Movement have now come into the church. For those of you who are not familiar with what the teachings of the New Age/New Spirituality are, here is an article for you:

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – DECEIVED BY HIGHER “CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS” AND NEW AGE INFLUENCE – “The subtle dangers of this seductive movement and how it is making serious inroads with believers who have not hidden God’s Word in their hearts.

5) For those of you who are not aware of the fact that Mormonism teaches that you can become God, it is very concerning to know that this is also one of the teachings of the New Age/New Spirituality Movement that is making its way into many churches through things such as Contemplative Prayer and through many who teach Spiritual Formation classes.

Warren B Smith was once deeply involved in the New Age Movement. He is now a Christian and writes books and speaks at many Conferences warning Christians of how the teachings of the New Age Movement are infiltrating many churches today. Here is one of many that he has written:

  NEW BOOKLET TRACT: BE STILL AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT GOD! — GOD IS NOT “IN” EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING

(I hope that many of you were able to watch the videos that I shared here on my blog of the recent ‘The Remaining and Ongoing Dangers of the Emergent Church Movement’ Conference where Warren Smith, Roger Oakland, Paul Smith, and Xavier Ries were the guest speakers. If you were unable to watch the live broadcast of the Conference, and if you did not read the post in which I shared the videos from the Conference, you can watch them at the link below if you’d like:

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – LIVESTREAMED CONFERENCE STARTS TONIGHT — 2/15/16 — THE REMAINING AND ONGOING DANGERS OF THE EMERGENT CHURCH MOVEMENT’ – ROGER OAKLAND, WARREN B SMITH, AND MORE!

 

 

6) If you still have not come to realize just how far we have drifted from being a nation that was once built upon Christian principles, this may help you see things a little more clearly:

 LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS – NEW BOOKLET TRACT – GODDESS WORSHIP IN AMERICA AND HOW IT’S AFFECTING THE CHURCH – MARIA KNEAS AND JOHN LANAGAN PART 1 AND 2

7) Gary Kah, former Europe and Middle East Trade Specialist for the Indiana state government, shared his insight based on all that he learned over the years while he held that position when he was a guest on Stand Up For The Truth. You can listen to all that he had to say by clicking on the following link:

 STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – THE COMING ONE WORLD RELIGION AND GOVERNMENT

8) I’ll once again end this post with something that will give God the praise and glory that He is so deserving and worthy of by sharing a praise report with you:

Today my friend’s daughter underwent surgery to remove a tumor from her brain and it was removed completely with no traces of it left behind! To God be the glory! I would appreciate it if you would please pray for her recovery if God brings her to your mind.

Thank you very much for stopping by and taking time to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary/Living4HisGlory

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.   After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.  So He became as much superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs.  For to which of the angels did God ever say,  ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father?’ (Hebrews 1:1-5)

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:9,10)

“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:21)

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”         (1 Timothy 4:1)

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel — which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:6-9)

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

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.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.” (2 Peter 2:1)

 

RELATED VIDEOS

Mormonism

Warren B Smith – “Be Still and Know That You Are Not God”

Gary Kah –

Warren B Smith

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4 Comments:

  • Valerie Duncan

    Mary, you write “Have you forgotten that God’s Word also warns us about doctrines of demons and the philosophies of men.” Yes, that’s exactly what’s been happening in these days (and decades). The biggest false teachers are the ones some of us follow openly, promote openly, believe openly and basically worship and idolize openly, never seeing anything wrong in these false teachers and their damning theologies! That’s the blinding power of Satan!
    Most look at the obvious falsies like Osteen, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyers, TD Jakes but very few want to see the supersized false teacher elephants in their own backyard or room.

    Mary you are right, the deception is under our noses. My one son is an example of how powerful Satan’s deception can be!

    Praise the Lord for your friend’s daughter’s operation. Let us pray that the tumour was benign and that the girl will recover fully!!

    • Hi Valerie,

      Thank you so much for your very expressive and right on target comment! That’s the danger of deception…people who are deceived don’t know that they are. And that is why it’s so very important for ALL of us to be Bereans! (Acts 17:11) If the Bereans tested the words of PAUL, how much MORE should we test the words of preachers and teachers who are so highly esteemed among men (and women) today! Yes, Satan’s power is indeed “blinding” as you stated so well. If all Christians would just continually stay in God’s Word His truth would expose all of the false teachings and open their blinded eyes so that they could then see the truth. As God’s Word says, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31b-33)

      I will continue to pray for your son, Valerie.

      Thank you, Valerie! Yes! “Praise the Lord” indeed! I found out earlier today that the tumor was benign and the doctors are amazed at her progress!

      God Bless You, Dear Sister-In-Christ

      ~Mary

  • Mary,

    Thanks for linking to my Anti-Mormon blog. We need to get the word out about Mormons as much as possible. With politicians fawning over Glenn Beck and holding him up as a Christian it’s bad enough, but when supposedly solid Christian leaders want to call him a true believer it is heart-breaking.

    My having once been a Mormon when I came to the Faith was the reason I began apologetics — I just didn’t know that was what it was called back then, I only knew I wanted to reach Mormons with the truth.

    • You’re very welcome, Glenn. Yes, absolutely! Especially considering Marco Rubio was once involved in Mormonism. Christians need to become aware of the fact that Mormonism preaches “another Jesus” and “another gospel.” (2 Corin. 11:4, Galatians 1:6-9)

      Sadly, many Christians are not interested in lovingly and patiently trying to share Biblical truth with Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Yet we were all deceived to some degree before God opened our eyes to see the true gospel. That’s wonderful that you have the desire to “reach Mormons with the truth.” And you always treat those who are caught up in some type of false teaching with love and patience when you reply to the comments on your blog.

      May God bless you and your efforts as you continue to reach out to Mormons in love and in truth.


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