“14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Matthew 7:14-20
Any doctrine in the modern church which is not squarely based on Jesus Christ as the Source and His Cross as the means by which we receive from God is idolatry. The idols of today are not made of silver and bronze but of denominationalism, methods of man and/or false doctrines that sweep the people to and fro. These Believer’s never know the power of God but begin perishing as soon as they turn to these wicked ways.
“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 Corinthians 1:18
The other Jesus brought about by another spirit which produces another gospel corrupts the Truth of Jesus Christ and Him crucified in the Believer’s heart and makes the Cross of Christ of no effect. Evil fruit is produced…fruit unto death because they are perishing under the weight of false doctrine. If this wasn’t so, the Word of God would not warn us over and over of false doctrine.
Promise Keepers, The Government of Twelve, Word of Faith and the Seeker Sensitive churches have turned the modern church away from God. They are in need of nothing.
You will know them by their fruit. It is dead or dying. Perishing under the weight of the false doctrine they have believed. Seeing, they see not. Hearing, they hear not and neither do they believe. The delusion is real and God has allowed because they did not receive the love of the Truth.
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be Saved.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10
The Lord is standing at the door knocking. He is not among the false preachers but He stands at the door calling His Children out from among them to sup with them and them with Him. Those who have ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches, let us hear. Do not equate these idols with the Cross of Christ.
Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren