Monthly Archives: April 2019

VAIN TALKERS

For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” Titus 1:10-11
 
The false doctrine of the unruly, vain talkers and deceivers sounds right as it lays waste entire households. Many strong men have been slain by the harlot (Proverbs 7:26).
 
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
 
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the Truth.
 
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
 
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Titus 1:13-16
 
Instead of sharply rebuking the vain talkers, most will turn a blind eye in order to not offend. As the Brethren lead other Brethren into a yoke of religious works, their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him.
 
This people draw near unto Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.” Matthew 15:8
 
With their conscience defiled and minds reprobate, these vain talkers exhort many wonderful works; works which are disobedient, abominable and reprobate.
 
Loudly proclaiming their profession, they are workers of iniquity who believe in their defiled hearts their works are good yet sadly, the Lord will profess unto them that day “I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.”
 
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? and in Your Name have cast out devils? and in Your Name done many wonderful works?
 
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22-23
 
Still, despite all of the warnings regarding false teachers and the exhortations in the Word of God to rebuke, to warn, to come out from among them and to judge their fruit, there remains on the pews untold thousands of willfully ignorant professing Believers who do not seem to notice. Seeing, they see not; hearing they hear not and neither do they understand (Matt. 13:13). The fact of the matter is they are lukewarm and the Lord would rather see them cold (or hot) than lukewarm.
 
I know thy works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot.” Revelation 3:15
 
The ‘cold’ do not profess the Lord therefore they do not bring reproach to His Name. The lukewarm profess Christianity yet their works are abominable, their minds reprobate and conscience defiled.
 
Rebuking such a one is not done out of pride but out of love and concern for their eternal souls. The Cross of Christ Jesus will have It’s intended effect when It is lifted up among the camp for all that we need. Why then would we allow another way to be brought in among us?
 
Beware of vain talkers and deceivers. Their doctrine sounds right but it’s intended purpose is to direct our faith away from the Cross of Christ for all that we need for victorious Christian living. A life of spiritual defeat, which is always and without fail the fruit of these many wonderful works; works which are disobedient to God’s Will and purpose for your life, can lead to the destruction of one’s faith in the Cross of Christ for Salvation…such is the devil’s intent.
 
Many a strong men have fallen under the curse of false doctrine.
 
Prayerfully consider.
 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 
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The Ultimatum

And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey His Voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.” Exodus 5:2
 
When properly delivered, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is an ultimatum; a demand of what God demands from the sinner AND the Saints…not a ‘diplomatic word’ which leaves room for compromise. It drives man to a choice and leaves no room for their excuse.
 
The world is ignorant of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and will harden their neck towards His Ways as can plainly be seen in the world today. Just as Pharaoh knew not the Lord, neither do they. They are not lost because they reject Jesus as their Lord and Saviour but the reject Jesus as their Lord and Saviour because they are lost. A liar is not a liar because they lie, they lie because they are a liar.
 
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but God now commands all men everywhere to repent.” Acts 17:30
 
When the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is properly presented it will harden the heart as clay or soften the heart as wax. The rejection of the Cross of Christ by the world is done because of pride, self will or greed.
 
The world will at times accept the ‘theology’ of Jesus Christ and Him crucified but it is because of greed in their hearts. They have accepted the method as a means of prosperity by they have not accepted The Man, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Saviour nor their. They simply sell the theology for gain. In order to sell the ‘theology’, the gospel presented must be diplomatic; it will not offend as an ultimatum offends. This diplomatic word is not does not seek to bring one to a decision but a compromise. Because these words appeal to flesh of man who doesn’t want to offend anyone and it appears ‘good’, the people pay a high price to support the aptly compromising ‘preacher of righteousness’ who is in reality from the pits of hell, anointed of the devil speaking lies in hypocrisy. They may have indeed started out well but their conscience has been seared.
 
The moral authority of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified has been a stumbling block for those who have an intellectual understand of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. They have a theological understanding but have rejected It’s moral authority over their hearts and lives. These are religious zealots that the world loves. Why? Because they are one of them. There was no ultimatum delivered unto them but a diplomatic word; another gospel and another Jesus. They are on every street corner seducing the young Christians; those who don’t yet understand the Scriptures (Proverbs 7). Jesus said suffer not the little children to come unto Him (Matthew 19:14). These children are not just young in age but young in the Lord.
 
When the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is delivered among you, recognize the condition of your heart when it is heard. Does it harden or soften? It is the moral authority of the Gospel, that which calls us out from among the world and be ye separate that brings us to a point of decision. Do we submit unto God’s Ways or do we seek a diplomatic word from another?
 
Choose this day in whom you will serve. Submit unto the Lordship of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and be Saved or reject the Lordship of Jesus Christ. At Calvary’s Cross the penalty of sin was paid in full by Jesus Christ. Death has died at the Cross of Christ and we who have freely chosen to believe are freed from the penalty of sin and the power of sin. There is no more condemnation in death and sin’s dominion has been dethroned for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. This is not based on an intellectual understanding of the theology but on a willing acceptance when presented with the ultimatum of Who Jesus is and What He did for whosoever will believe.
 
As for me and my house, we believe. Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our debts…lead us not into temptation. Lord, we believe…help our unbelief.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

Moral Evolution

“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
 
Mankind is born in a fallen condition due to Adam’s original sin and until we are ‘born again’, we cannot be in any other condition.
 
“5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water (natural child birth, not water baptism as some teach) and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
 
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6
 
The modern church has embraced humanistic psychology to rehabilitate the condition of which we were born. Through many religious ceremonies and works there may be an appearance of ‘moral reform’ born of the flesh but their lack of belief in the Cross of Christ Jesus for the redemption of their eternal souls results in a false sense of Salvation. Why? Because they do not realize their true condition as a sinner in need of a Saviour …Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done for whosoever will believe.
 
Instead of Jesus being presented as the Way, the Truth and the Life for fallen man to be made partakers of eternal life, He is presented as merely an example (of which He is) but He is also the Source and His Cross the means. With Jesus presented as the example and humanistic psychology cloaked in Scripture, the people are being given another Jesus and another gospel. The itchy ears earnestly seek a preacher who is sufficiently compromising in their smooth words and religious ordinances to offer unto them a form of godliness but denies the power thereof (2 Tim. 3:5).
 
Just as the leopard can’t change his spots (Jer. 13:23), the nature of which we are born with, our sin nature, cannot be made straight. It must be isolated, dethroned by the Divine Nature of which we are made partakers when we choose to believe upon the Son of God, Jesus Christ and are ‘born again’…born of the Spirit.
 
When the believing sinner accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, the Holy Spirit comes in to dwell in our hearts and lives. We are born of the Spirit and made alive unto God. Before Salvation, we are dead to God. We may know God and even know His Ways but we cannot partake in the Power afforded the Believer by the Cross of Christ to becomes sons and daughters of God.
 
Upon Salvation, that crooked stick (our sin nature) isn’t made straight but isolated by the power of God. We are baptized into Jesus’ Death where all transgressions of all mankind were paid and made free from sin’s power. No longer is our sin nature, that crooked stick if you will allow, reigning in our hearts but the Spirit of God Who leads us into all Truth. He will not speak of Himself but of the Cross of Christ Jesus.
 
There is no such thing as moral evolution. One cannot be saved by attaining some sort of moral reform but unless ye be born of the Spirit, to put it bluntly…you will be a morally reformed sinner in a devil’s hell for all eternity if you don’t repent and turn to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God Who sent His only begotten Son to pay sin’s penalty of which we are all born guilty.
 
Today is the day of Salvation. We are not promised tomorrow. Decide this day in whom you will serve. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. Unless a man be born again, they will not see the Kingdom of God.
 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you. He’s not merely an example, He IS the Way, the Truth and the Life .
 
-Donna Clark Warren

Perilous Times

 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the Truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.” 2 Timothy 3:1-8

The corruption of the Endtime Church is among us.  Their form of godliness deceives many a silly women.  Sorry ladies but it was Eve who was deceived in the garden by her diverse lusts, not Adam (1 Timothy 2:14).  We are emotional beings and are too often led astray by our ‘feeling’s of which false teachers prey on.

This form of godliness denies the Cross of Christ Jesus for victory over sin’s dominion, through which the Holy Spirit operates, and functions in vain philosophies which are taught as ‘biblical doctrine’…from such turn away.

The Holy Spirit does not operate outside the parameters of faith in the Cross of Christ.  Looking unto Jesus, Who HE is and what HE has done for whosoever believes sin’s power is utterly defeated on Calvary’s Cross, the Holy Spirit removes that which is not pleasing unto God.

The Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in our heart.  He gives us the desires of our heart and if our desires don’t line up with God’s Word, we recognize the Holy Spirit did not give it to us and ask the Lord for help to overcome such evil desires.  These are diverse lusts that corrupt our hearts.  We cannot overcome them on our own accord but we can submit unto God, resist the devil and he will flee.  Until we are submitted unto God’s plan for victory over sin, Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we cannot resist the devil (James 4:7).  We cannot follow Jesus until self is denied (Luke 9:23).

Holiness and Righteousness expels evil, it does not ‘corrupt’ evil.  However, evil corrupts Holiness and Righteousness.  The Endtime Church has been corrupted.  It is apostate and cannot be rehabilitated.  Sadly it resists the Truth and refuses to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying.  Seeing they see not.  Hearing they hear not and neither do they understand.

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13

The seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.  Some who claim they believe the Bible deny the condition of the modern church.  Even worse, they have denied the Truth of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for victorious Christian living and have been seduced by lying signs and wonders.

If we claim to believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, we must also believe the Endtime Church has been corrupted.  The gospel of which they preach and the Jesus of which they lift is another and not the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  They did not allow His Holiness and Righteousness to expel the evil in their hearts and have compromised with the devil for sin’s dominion…from such turn away.  Come out from among them and be ye separate.

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

-Donna Clark Warren

 

Warn Them

18 When I say unto the wicked, you shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.

19 Yet if you warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.

21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.” Ezekiel 3:18-21

If you know they are in error and do not warn them, their blood will be required of your hand.  When the Lord puts before them a stumbling block and they die because we have not given them warning, they shall die in their sin and their righteousness which was done shall not be remembered and their blood required at your hand.

“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.

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

There are certain men who have crept in unawares to the House of God and corrupted the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  They have turned the Grace of God into a license to sin and denied His Power, Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 1:18) for victory over sin.

Warn them.  Deliver thine own soul.  Contend for the faith of which you have been given…Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  Be determined to know nothing else among you.

-Donna Clark Warren