WILL TO FOLLOW

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Every Bible believing Christian understands Salvation is for whosoever will. When the sinner is convicted by the Holy Spirit under the hearing of the Word of God, faith the size of a mustard seed is imparted in their heart and if they so ‘will’ (choose) to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they are born again; born of the Spirit of God, alive unto God through God’s Grace by their faith. This faith that is given us under the convicting power of the Holy Spirit comes as we understand our need for a Saviour. If we will to believe, we are given the ability to believe. If we will not to believe, we already have that ability – as should be obvious.

Mankind cannot be Saved without the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said if He be lifted up, He will draw all men unto Him (Jn. 12:32). Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). The convicted sinner then has a choice to make. The Lord will never tamper with our free moral agency.

Again, this is something every Bible believing Christian understands.

Here is what they don’t understand:

Just as the lost have the capacity to use their will to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, the Believer has the same will to follow Jesus Christ…if they ‘will’ (want) to do so. It is our will to go God’s Way that gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do His mighty work in our heart. God’s Way is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Who Jesus is and what He did affords us God’s Grace. God’s Promises are conditional and if we don’t go to Him His Way, we are not walking in Grace but have in fact fallen from Grace.

Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6

Once we will to go God’s way and our faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ, it is not our willpower that overcomes…our willpower is not effected at Salvation but it is our faith; more specifically the object of our faith, that breaks the power of sin in our lives. If our will is to say no to the devil, he will not flee. No, not at all. If our will is to say ‘yes’ to God, we submit unto Him and His Grace flows uninterrupted into our heart and we can resist the devil and the devil will flee.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

For many Bible believing Christians they do not understand our free will to choose to go God’s Way after our Salvation. They think it’s a one time event. Again – not so. We are Saved once but we must choose daily who we will to follow.

And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23

Until we deny ourselves, our self-will, we cannot pick up our cross and follow Jesus. Our cross is a place of great blessing for the Believer. Our cross is everything the Cross of Christ afforded whosoever will believe. No where in the Bible does it say it is by the ‘willpower’ of the Believer that we are Sanctified. It is by faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified that the Believer is afforded God’s Grace which breaks the power of sin. Whosoever wills to go God’s Way is afforded the ability to do so but we all must choose in Whom we are going to follow.

And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let him that hear say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Rev. 22:17

Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else among you. Will today to go His Way.

-Donna Clark Warren

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DOUBLE MINDED

5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him.
 
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
 
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
 
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8
 
The Lord doesn’t deliver His Children through various manifestations or works. Sadly, much of the modern church has chosen to abandon faith in the Cross of Christ and resort to other practices for deliverance from the yoke of bondage.
 
For instance the ‘positive confession craze’ which professed the way to victory was repeating over and over that which the Believer needed or hoped to be as ‘true’ and it would soon come to pass. Not necessarily so.
 
Who is he that says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?” Lamentations 3:37
 
Then there is the casting demons out of Christians craze. If a Christian has a problem with a particular sin, that demon is cast out and their problem is solved. Again, not so.
 
There are a host of other crazes that are too numerous to count. Family curses and soul ties are also a very popular method to ‘break’ the power of sin in one’s life. The only problem with these things is they are not God’s plan for victorious Christian living and partaking in these plans makes one double minded and unstable in all of their ways.
 
And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
 
It is the Truth that sets man free and at the same time it is the Truth that is being cast aside by the modern church and deemed insufficient with the concoctions of religious man being taught as biblical doctrine. Religious pride abounds as it refuses to admit it’s error and the Cross of Christ becomes of no effect.
 
4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from Grace.
 
5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of Righteousness by faith.” Galatians 5:4-5
 
These religious laws for victory over sin are not perceived as ‘laws’ to the Believer, yet they are laws and have caused many to fall from Grace.
 
It is by faith in the Son of God that we live. It is this faith which allows the Grace of God to flow uninterrupted in the heart and life of the Believer. There will still be valleys and storms that rage but it is then that we see God’s Grace; the Grace that is sufficient and gives us victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. We’re not fallen from Grace but walking in Grace. We’re daily looking unto Jesus to author and finish our faith as we wait for the hope of Righteousness and knowing in Whom we have believed.
 
Casting aside every sin that so easily besets us, we run this race before us. We have known the Truth and the Truth has set us free and the same Truth keeps us free from the bondage of religion. Peculiar yet determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Gal. 2:20
 
Error always comes in on the coat tail of Truth. It is the poison in the pot which corrupts. The snare of the devil which redirects one’s faith to another method for freedom from the yoke of bondage and have caused many to be double minded and unstable in all of their ways.
 
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

DISPENSATION OF GRACE

God has both the Power and the Will to bring about full deliverance from the yoke of bondage for His Children if we only believe His testimony concerning His Son:
 
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
 
Once the believing sinner accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, they (we) are given a ‘new condition’; a new nature is birthed in us…we are born of the Spirit; aka ‘Born Again’.
 
Trying to improve our old nature with humanistic psychology while using the Word of God and the Name of Jesus as some sort of magic trinket is not belief but witchcraft. We may in fact become religious and exhibit an appearance of moral reform but by no means is our condition affected before God.
 
At Calvary’s Cross the claims of a thrice Holy God were satisfied by the precious Blood of Jesus. The perfect Lamb of God Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross afforded us the ability to be partakers of God’s Grace. He Who was and is without spot or blemish, upheld the Law in every capacity yet laid down His Life that we may be reconciled with God and afforded God’s Power and God’s Will if we who are called by His Name will only believe His testimony…the testimony of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
Sadly, many who are made partakers in God’s Divine Nature by faith are not taught how to live for God by faith in the Son of God but by religious rules and rites which greatly hinder and weaken their spiritual walk causing acute difficulty in their lives. Despising Grace and loving law, the religious justify themselves by their many wonderful works, penance and religious rites.
 
If the Believer doesn’t understand the Cross of Christ for daily living for God; they don’t understand Grace and are living and functioning under law…whether the realize this or not.
 
God’s Grace is afforded whosoever will believe the testimony of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. As a believing sinner, God’s Grace is the power to Save fallen man from an eternity in a devil’s hell. As a believing Saint, God’s Grace is the power to Sanctify; to deliver and to utterly break the power of sin in the Believer’s life. God’s Grace is not afforded and does not flow to the Believer whose faith is in their religious rites, wonderful works or self will.
 
God’s Grace is sufficient to deliver whosoever will believe the testimony of His Son, Jesus Christ. Choose this day in whom you will believe. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be still and see the Salvation of the Lord working in you and through you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH

3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.
 
4 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 1:3-4
 
Contending for the faith, standing up for Biblical doctrine according to the Word of God, is offensive to the religious.
 
For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
 
The Word of God will do what It says It will do. It WILL cut asunder and discern the thoughts and intents of the heart and when those thoughts and intents of our heart fail to line up with what the Word of God says we are driven to choose; to choose this day in whom we are going to serve.
 
Just as the sun melts wax, so too does the Word of God melt a humble heart. With one side of It’s sword, it causes fear and trembling when transgressed against. While the other edge, seers the wound with joy unspeakable for the revelation knowledge of a God Who loves us enough to correct us and keep us in His perfect Will.
 
On the other hand, the same sun that melts wax will harden clay. When the Word of God pierces a prideful heart, the heart is hardened. It is the condition of the heart that we must consider when presented with a Biblical Truth. Is our heart hardened or softened? It is the same Word of God..how are we receiving it?
 
Contending for the faith, faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, is received as foolishness or it is received as the Power of God. To the one who is perishing, their heart is hardened and the Cross of Christ is foolishness. To the one who is Saved, their heart is humbled…it is softened as wax under the Power of God unto Salvation.
 
For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:18
 
Decide this day in whom you are going to serve. Consider the condition of your heart today. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION

“17 And as for you, if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and shall observe My Statutes and My Judgments;
 
18 Then will I stablish the throne of your kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.
 
19 But if you turn away, and forsake My Statutes and My Commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
 
20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of My Land which I have given them; and this House, which I have sanctified for My Name, will I cast out of My Sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
 
21 And this House, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so that he shall say, Why has the Lord done thus unto this land, and unto this House?
 
22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore has he brought all this evil upon them.” 2 Chronicles 7:17-22
 
Predestination as taught in the Bible is the determination of certain things. Those who enter into those things are not robbed of their free will…the Plan of God is still based on whosoever will.
 
God has a purpose and will for ALL. Before we are ever formed in the womb of our Mother’s belly, God’s purpose if foreordained. Whether we follow in His Will is completely up to us.
 
Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
 
The Plan of Salvation was predestined before the foundation of the world. Jesus Christ Himself…God manifest in the flesh, Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross to Save WHOSOEVER will believe from eternal condemnation; born without spot or blemish…the Lamb of God Himself prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane for this cup of cruel death to pass before Him “…nevertheless not as I Will, but as You Will.” (Matt. 26:39).
 
Even those who crucified our Lord were not predestined by God to do so. They made this terrible choice of their own free will and if it were not them, sadly there would be others who would have taken their place.
 
4 But what was the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
 
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a Remnant according to the election of Grace.
 
6 And if by Grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise Grace is no more Grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more Grace: otherwise work is no more work.” Romans 11:4-6
 
God always has and will always have a “Remnant”; a peculiar people who are called by His Name. This Remnant, the ‘Elect’, is predestined…not those who are a part of the Remnant.
 
9 God is Gaithful, by Whom you were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
10 Now I beseech you, Brethren, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:9-10
 
The doctrine of predestination is Scriptural when understood correctly. It is the Will of God for each of our lives that is foreordained and predestined…whether we choose to follow His Will is dependent on us. Decide this day in Whom you believe.
 
And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23
 
Follow Jesus. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

THE INCREASE

6 He answered and said unto them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
 
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Mark 7:6-7
 
Willfully ignorant, many professing preachers teach for doctrine the commandments of man. These vain philosophies from the minds of men appeal to the intellect but have nothing to do with growing in the Grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
 
18 But grow in Grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:17-18
 
Intellectual knowledge of vain philosophies are birthed of man and produce fruit unto death. Illumination, revelation knowledge of the Word of God birthed of the Holy Spirit produces fruit unto God. It is a river of living water that flows out or our belly from the utter most depths of our soul causing us to not be moved. Precept upon precept and line upon, we grow in knowledge and transform more and more into His image from glory to glory.
 
This is the ministry of the Holy Spirit; the circumcision or our hearts without hands that comes through the Grace of God by faith in the Son of God, Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe. God’s Grace is available for all. He is no respecter of persons. What He has done for one, He will do for another upon the condition of faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the Source and the means by which His Grace is made available for all.
 
Growing in the intellectual knowledge of doctrines of man leave the Believer swept to and fro. Bouncing from one belief to another, they may have indeed renounced their religion, but their religiosity remains and is merely rewrapped in another fig leaf. The devil doesn’t care the religion, or lack of religion for that matter, one may decree. He just cares that your bound by the religion because there is no liberty in religious rites or man mad philosophies but only self righteousness and pride which leavens the lump of which they dwell and produces fruit unto death.
 
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Ephesians 4:14
 
It IS possible to grow in Grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Whether you have been Save 5 days or 50 years, God gives the increase to those who diligently seek HIM and not merely intellectual superiority or material prosperity. The prodigal son’s heart turned from his father and to his father’s possessions and he found himself dining with the swine. Worldly wisdom that comes not from above, intellectualism, is wicked (James 3:15) and is also the result of a heart that has turned from God and to His possession; namely, His knowledge.
 
So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase.” 1 For. 3:7
 
Trust God for the increase. He wills that ALL will come to the Saving knowledge of Him. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all of these things shall be added unto you. KNOW in Whom you have believed. Be still and see the Salvation of the Lord work in your hearts and lives. Be determined to know nothing else among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

LIMITED ATONEMENT

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
 
‘Whosoever will’ means ‘whosoever will’. The Lord gave us a free will to choose in whom we believe. The lost are not lost because they do not believe Jesus Christ came to give them everlasting life when He died on Calvary’s Cross. No, they do not believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified because they are lost.
 
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20
 
The reason Jesus Christ Himself instructed us to go out into all of the world and preach the Gospel is to make disciples, followers of HIM.
 
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
 
For those who believe in limited atonement, there is no reason to preach the Gospel and the Word of God is a lie. Whosoever will means whosoever will. Jesus came to die on Calvary’s Cross so that whosoever will freely choose to believe upon Him shall be Saved.
 
How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher” Romans 10:14
 
If it is not necessary for man to choose to believe to be Saved, then sit down and stop preaching.
 
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
 
ALL Scripture, not some is profitable for doctrine.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

GOD’S HOLY LAW

21 Is the Law then against the Promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the Law.
 
22 But the Scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
 
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
 
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
 
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
 
26 For you are all the Children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
 
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” Galatians 3:21-27
 
The Scripture has concluded all under sin. It was given to reveal our true condition and has no power to make us righteous.
 
Kept under the Law, faith in the coming Messiah was to be revealed before the Cross of Christ Jesus. Jesus came to die on Calvary’s Cross to satisfy the demands of God’s Holy Law. It was there, at Calvary’s Cross, that the Lamb of God was Sacrificed. Perfect and without spot or blemish, the Blood of Christ cut the Everlasting Covenant for those who choose to believe upon Him. Every sin was paid for and put away for those who have been Baptized into His Death.
 
3 Know you not, that so many of us as were Baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His Death?
 
4 Therefore we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:3-4
 
There is no ‘resurrection life’ without the satisfaction offered for the demands of God’s Holy Law, namely Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We can join a church, a denomination; we can get water baptized and profess with our mouths the praises of God but if we are not born again…born of the Spirit of God through faith in the Cross of Christ, there is the demands of God’s Holy Law are not satisfied.
 
For by Grace are you Saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
 
It is God’s Grace that gives us dominion over our sin nature (Romans 6:14) and we are afforded God’s Grace through Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6
 
Once we are Saved; baptized into the Death of Christ Jesus…Born Again; the devil doesn’t stop being the devil but we do have the ability now to submit unto God. Going back under law, any law given by man to overcome the devil, will make the Cross of Christ of no effect. With the Cross of Christ Jesus of no effect in the Believer’s life, God’s Grace is not producing fruit in the Believer’s life and you will indeed know them by their fruit.
 
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from Grace.” Galatians 5:4
 
Recognize the object on your faith. If it is in self will, intellect, talent, etc., there is no offering for the demands of God’s Holy Law and you are not operating under Grace.
 
But grow in Grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18
 
Grow in Grace…be determined to know nothing else save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

STEADFAST AND UNMOVEABLE

“14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
 
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is Salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
 
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction.
 
17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
 
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:14-18
 
One cannot grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ if they are led away in error. Spiritually defeated, many are dying in grace and willfully ignorant of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ because their faith has been applied to another source and another method for daily living for Christ.
 
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the Law; you are fallen from Grace.” Galatians 5:4
 
With the Cross of Christ of no effect, the Believer has fallen from Grace. Unlearned and unstable, they have been led away by those who force the Word of God to conform to their particular doctrine. Twisting the Scripture, they vainly attempt to make the Word of God mean something the Holy Spirit never intended. Wanting to follow the lusts of their flesh, they search the Scriptures twisting and forcing their will and utterly disregarding God’s Will to draw the Believer into a life of holiness and righteousness.
 
Shamefully, many will stand behind the pulpit on Sunday morning having searched the various translations for the particular version of man’s thoughts that will best fit their sermon instead of conforming their sermon to what “Thus saith the Lord…” according to the rightly divided full counsel of the Word of God. Shame on those who do such.
 
Seeing we know these things before; we know there shall be scoffers, false teachers, false prophets who have a form of godliness from who we should turn away (2 Tim. 3:5)…yet there remain so many who don’t turn away but are in fact led away. The work of the Lord is not abounding in their hearts because they are not growing in Grace and the knowledge of HIM.
 
57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
58 Therefore, my beloved Brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Cor. 15:57-58
 
Do not fall from your own steadfastness and be led away in error. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Fight the good fight of faith…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
 
Faith properly applied solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ, guarantees the work of the Lord to abound in our hearts and lives. Giving the Holy Spirit full latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do by Grace through faith in the finished work of Christ Jesus, the work of God abounds in our heart. The life and life more abundantly of which we hear of becomes a reality as we walk in Grace. Sin’s dominion laid waste by God’s Grace expelling that which is not of Him and drawing us closer to holiness and righteousness.
 
Be ye steadfast. Be ye unmoveable. Grow in Grace and the knowledge of Christ Jesus. Be determined to know nothing else.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

DAMNABLE HERESIES

1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
 
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of Truth shall be evil spoken of.
 
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not.” 2 Peter 2:1-3
 
The corruption of the Truth denies faith in the finished work of Christ Jesus for victorious Christian living and brings damnable heresies which result in the destruction of new converts or even Christians who are not well grounded in the Faith. These heresies are not brought in openly. No, not at all. They are brought in privily…obscurely. They are stealthy indeed and deceive the very elect.
 
These false prophets target new Believers and those who are not grounded in the Faith with their heresies and make merchandise of them with feigned words. They teach commandments of men as Biblical doctrine.
 
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” 1 Cor. 1:17
 
Their feigned words make the Cross of Christ Jesus of no effect and cause the new converts and ungrounded to not believe in the Power of God. Their faith is not authored nor is it finished by Jesus but by these false prophets whose gospel is either witch craft or humanistic psychology cloaked in Scripture. Cursed by believing another gospel and another Jesus (Gal. 1:8-9), these heresies have resulted in spiritual defeat.
 
For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the Power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:18
 
We must all consider how we receive the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. If we, the professing ‘Christian’, believe It to be foolish we are perishing. Furthermore, if we do not believe there are false teachers and preachers among us and that we cannot ourselves be deceived, our faith is in our own intellect; our hearts have deceived us and we are among the heretics ourselves.
 
If you find this offensive, I’m sorry. The fact of the matter is it should scare you have to death if you do not see the heresies in the modern church. Seeing, you see not. the Bible repeatedly warns us of false teachers, other gospels and other Jesus’s being taught to HIS people causing them to fall away from the faith.
 
When I say I am determined to know nothing else among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified, I mean I am determined to know nothing else except Jesus Christ and Him crucified…just like the Bible says (1 Cor. 2:2).
There ARE false teachers and preachers among us. The heresies and doctrines of devils will easily sweep the Believer to and fro if we don’t know the Word of God for ourselves. The rightly divided, full counsel Word of God “…is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).
 
As for me and my house…we will serve the Lord.
 
-Donna Clark Warren