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Dear Friends,

When I first began this blog site some three years ago, I did so under the direction of the Lord, desiring to write about those things which have and are influencing the church today. The site has grown to over 700,000 viewership to date and continuing to grow. As many may or may not know, on September 7th, 2015, I will embark on a new path the Lord has directed me – China. In a few short days I will be traveling to China to begin a work where I will not only be joining my wife (Ruth), but also to begin planting churches, evangelizing and sharing the gospel to the Chinese. This is a faith walk unlike any other, yet one which I anticipate a great harvest of souls in the end. As for The Prophetic News, the site will continue to be updated regularly as well as both my personal Facebook page (here) and the mission page (here).  The official website for my ministry is www.chinamissions.org .

So what can the reader expect from the coming months? Regular updates from China and what we are actively doing. New articles, Facebook updates and yes, there is now an official Youtube channel where I will be updating viewers and supporters with video content which can be seen on our Youtube site (here).

The ministry is growing and many have asked how they can become a supporter of our work in China, it’s very simple, you can become a monthly supporter where you can donate either by check (via mail) or credit card (online) or through Paypal (chrisgregory1918@yahoo.com). Either way, you can be a sponsor to a work that has been going into China since 2013, which include taking bibles into China for distribution, training the saints with the gospel, and the most important thing, preaching the gospel to the lost. There is no greater opportunity for us to work within China than right now, and I know that those who are desiring a work to support will find that this work is fulfilling the call of the great commission just as God has called us to.

I will update more in the coming weeks, but for now I will be focusing on my upcoming travel into China and time to get adjusted to my new home and my newly married wife. For those who desire to support this work, as well as those who continue to support this work by mail, you can still support the work with your financial gift at the address below. If you wish to donate by mail, please make your check or money order out to the following: China Missions

Donations can be sent to this address if not using our website:

China Missions

1918 E. 16th St.

Muncie, Indiana 47302

Thank you for faithfulness in giving and may God richly bless you in your future – and pray for the people in China.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

preppers

I saw it before, it was 1999 and the world (as well as the church) was beginning to fear the millennium. Economic meltdown, beginning of tribulation, all were beginning to reveal themselves by some of the popular preachers and prophets of the day. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, all relating to Y2K and the end of the world were dominating the marketplace. Prophets such as Bobby Conner, Cindy Jacobs and C. Peter Wagner were all declaring that Y2K was going to be the catalyst to usher in a One World Order, and economic crash (which never came), a world currency, not to mention the planet reeling from the affects of the judgment which was coming. Chuck Missler suggested that there would be a national power outage, where violence will grip the nation. It even got so bad that one particular well known tv evangelist warned his people not to fly on December 31st because he believed that when midnight hit, commercial airliners would fall from the sky. Silly but true.Yet it was the late David Wilkerson, who stated in 1998 for believers not to fear the hype over what was supposed to occur at the turn of the new century (Y2K).

Now, once again, there is a mass exodus of believers being led by mystic pied pipers into causing those in the modern church to fear the coming month of September, mainly September 13th and September 23rd as being the mark where the world will begin to fall into chaos, the Shemitah will end the period of grace and usher us all into the Great Tribulation (source). But I don’t desire to deal with that, instead, I want to speak directly to this false teaching which is leading people astray which says that people need to stay close to home and stock up with food, guns and their bibles.

While in prayer, the Lord began to deal with me over this whole idea of end time prepping for the “end”, and the Lord spoke something into my spirit and it’s found in the word, Matthew 6:34 ““Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” The Lord was proving once again that when we exchange faith for fear, when we begin to walk according to our efforts, then we no longer walk by faith, but by flesh, the result is failure. We see this through the great hall of faith (Heb. 11) where men (and women) trusted the Lord completely, not worrying about the things going on around them. Yet some would point to Joseph and telling the nation of Israel to stock pile food, yet a careful study of that verse showed that Egypt used that means to not only obey the Lord, in the end, it was a means of control over the people. The fact is this, under the new covenant (the cross) we now have something those in the old covenant did not have – the operation of the Holy Spirit.

It is the Holy Spirit which now guides and leads us, but do we allow ourselves to succumb to fear to such a degree that we must buy food which we will quite possibly never use? Where could that money go that many will spend on fruitless prophecies by the latest prophet or tv huckster claiming to hear a “word from God” which is actually not from God, but from flesh? Here is exactly what Jesus said, “”Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25). Yet Jesus continues to remind us that we who are in him should not even remotely be concerned when we see trials and troubles come. Look how Jesus dealt with Martha who was worried and fretting over so many things around her, yet her sister Mary stayed at the feet of Jesus, “But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
” (Luke 10:41) 

Friend, there are a ton of voices which are ringing out right now as I type out this short letter to you who says that something big is coming and that the church needs to have plenty of food, water and clothing and cash on hand to face it, friend, that is false because it’s rooted in flesh, it’s not God’s way, it’s the way of flesh. Even IF something were to occur (I do not believe nothing will occur as what is being echoed today) but what did the Lord tell us? He tells us in his word that we are not to worry over these things, that he will provide for us, he will supply and meet our very need. The problem is we no longer trust in God’s way, because many are walking by fear and not by faith. Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Fear is a powerful thing, it grips the heart and once it roots itself in the spirit of the believer, they no longer hear the whispering guidance of the Holy Spirit, but they are turned over to another spirit, a spirit which will cause them to worry and fret over things which they really have no control over. The fact is, we are never to walk by sight, but by faith (Heb. 11:1). Yet I see countless numbers of Christians falling for once again a spirit of fear and the only ones reaping from it are the proponents who are reaping the money from such fear-mongering. It’s Y2K all over again.

Regardless of the future, ours is to walk in perfect faith, not worrying over things which may or may not happen, instead, ours is to trust the Lord completely, allowing the Lord to lead and guide us by his direction and not by the words of those who would attempt to lead us away from the cross and peace of mind. The bottomline is this, I will walk with perfect faith by his promise found in the word “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19). I won’t be stocking up on tribulation food, guns, water, why? Because my faith will carry me thru because of the cross. Stop listening to every word and start testing the word. I got a feeling everything’s going to be alright.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

crash

Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us.” (2 Thessalonians 2:2)

Concepts and theories will never replace the word of God. Yet once again, the church finds itself mesmerized by myths and fables under the guise of prophecy, and what’s worse, people are buying it hook, line and sinker. There are a great deal of fear-mongering going on right now by preachers, self proclaimed prophets who are supporting the view which says that come September, due to this being a Shemitah year, that God is going to judge America by bringing down the global economy, ushering in the final 7 year tribulation, ending the Presidency and ordering marshal law. The proof that these people have for their reasoning? The Shemitah.

People often ask, “What is the Shemitah anyway? And why does it have any bearing on the church?” The simple answer to the last part of that question is that it has absolutely nothing to do with the church, but Israel. So what is the Shemitah? The Shemitah, in simplest terms, is a Jewish Sabbath year which God implemented specifically and exclusively to the nation of Israel. The Shemitah, as some want to refer to, is a time of Jubilee. It is during this time that the ground rested, debts were forgiven, prisoners were set free, in other words, the Shemitah was a time of renewal, hope and blessing. Not one time was the Shemitah ever used as a time of judgement – ever. So why are people using an old Jewish period that God purposely designed only for the nation of Israel? The truth is worse than you might realize, and that truth is simple – for profit.

When God implemented the Shemitah, he did so to symbolically mirror the coming Christ. Everything in the Old Testament, the feasts days, the high holy days, the Sabbath – the Shemitah itself, were all types and shadows of the coming Savior, Jesus Christ. When Christ went to the cross, when Jesus said “It is finished” Jesus not only satisfied the sin debt, he ended the law, fulfilling it on the cross. Yet he went further, the cross ended the Sabbath, it ended the cycles God used to correct Israel or even bless the nation of Israel, including the Shemitah. In simple terms, God ended the way he measured his instruments of correction or blessing to the Jewish nation because of the cross. Actually, the Shemitah was to bless Israel:

…for the Lord will greatly bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance—only if you carefully obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe with care all these commandments which I command you today. For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.” (Deuteronomy 15:4-6)

When Christ died, that death nullified everything from the past – including the Shemitah. Let me take it further, at no time in our world now (the church age) does God require any nation to observe the Shemitah, or even the Sabbath. Nor does God wield judgment from the Shemitah.

So why are many people advocating that economic destruction is coming in September? Because they have been deceived and are being deceived as well as deceiving others. There are no recorded facts which anyone who advocates that there is a economic judgment coming to America, or China, or the UK, or Britain based on the Shemitah – none. They can’t produce it, they can’t provide it, they can’t convince anyone with any significant scripture knowledge to believe such nonsense. Yet once again, the church is being duped by a few sorcerers for one purpose – financial gain. Peter said it like this, “And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” (2 Peter 2:3)

Friend, it is always about money, but not just money, it’s about distorting the body of Christ to remove the cross and instead, lead the believer into the practice of the law, this includes observing the Shemitah (which the church is not obligated to do). The cross ends this completely as the cross is the end of the law and the beginning of liberty (grace). So what about September?

The Lord spoke to me about this by referring to John 3:8 “The wind [Holy Spirit] blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” [emphasis mine]. The meaning is simple, the Holy Spirit comes and goes on this earth, there is nothing which happens that he is not aware of or permits, God continues to oversee the affairs of men, including corruption. But to suggest that September 13th is the date which God is going to judge the world is simply put – date setting. It is just shy of fortune telling. To be blunt, nothing is going to occur on September 13th, 2015.

To suggest that God will impose a Shemitah upon a nation other than Israel has no scripture backing whatsoever. To suggest that Jesus is returning on the Shemitah is myth and has no scripture backing. Once again it is fear-mongering to strike fear into people to control people. The fact is, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, of power and a sound mind. So while it is true that God has reserved a time in the future that he will indeed bring judgment upon not only America, but also the world, that is future and we clearly see when that time frame is by the word of God, “But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.” (Romans 2:5) That day of wrath will be during the final Great Tribulation, when God will shake the world and those who have rejected his son, that is when grace has been terminated, when God’s delay of judgment will come to a close and all of humanity will see and understand that his wrath is not only good – but just.

Economic cycles where either great losses are endured, or great reward given, are simply based on the law of averages. Sooner or later great debt will reap great loss, great prosperity will reap great economic growth, it’s a cycle. People who advocate the Shemitah and the economy never state that Israel has never once, since 1948, has been observing the Shemitah cycles, but yet Jonathan Cahn and others are quick to point to America and not to Israel – why? The truth is, they can’t. But again, the Shemitah was fulfilled in Christ because of the cross. So why are they trying or attempting to cause fear and panic today? It goes back to money, they are selling books, DVD’s, conferences all in an attempt to reap a financial wind fall.

But therein lies the more sinister point to all of this, the proponents of the coming “disaster” set for this fall are attempting to make America the second Israel, they are trying to make the church a law keeping church and in the end, reject the cross. That is the ultimate betrayal. The word makes it very clear, that if a prophet declares something and it does not come to pass, that person is to be marked and ignored. (Deut. 13:1)  Yet today there are no accountability for false prophets and their words. Yet I also believe that it goes to something bigger, that being God is testing his people to see if they will accept something which is rooted in falsehood and not Holy Spirit inspired. It is my belief that is what is occurring now, the church is being tested to see if they will listen to something which is false, or reject it. I fear they are eager to embrace anything which tickles their ear. Yet this is what is I believe part of the whole Shemitah teaching, it is not only seducing the church, it is conditioning them to accept something greater and far more worse – the antichrist.

If the church is able to embrace a proven false doctrine such as the Shemitah and what is supposed to come in September, then by that logic, the church can accept another gospel altogether, and one which will damn the hearer forever. That is the real issue at hand, are we going to accept something which is false, or will we stand faithfully on the written word and reject that which is contrary to the gospel? Come September we will know.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

Hillsong-logo

For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.” (Luke 8:17)

In the past week I wrote up an article concerning the problems occurring over at Hillsong, why, not to mention among other things besides using secular music as a means to bring young people to worship, but equally having an openly gay man serving as worship leader and involved in the choir. (article) Equally, I addressed Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston’s attempt to silence the rising tide of critics which he (Houston) refuted that such a person was not involved in ministry. (source)

Yet throughout this ordeal one person had been mysteriously absent from the media news which was making the rounds – Josh Canfield. But that ended yesterday when, as expected, Mr. Canfield and his partner (Reed) released a joint statement refuting Pastor Houston’s denial that there was not any openly gay men serving in the role of leadership. Here is the entire statement which Mr. Canfield posted on his Twitter account (link provided):

To our friends…


We’re writing this post in response to so many of you who have kindly reached out. You’ve been wondering why we have been getting so many hateful comments on all of our social media in the past week, in which some of you have been tagged or engaged. The drama that is unfolding at the moment all revolves around the fact that we have been heavily involved in our church, Hillsong NYC. Josh has been with Hillsong for eight years in a variety of ways: choir director, vocal director, and worship team. I’ve been there since the beginning of our relationship, over three years ago, and eventually began singing in the choir and opening my apartment as the gathering place for a connect group for Hillsong members in the Broadway and theatrical communities. We have been open and forthright about our relationship from the get-go. Due to our openness and very public appearance together on CBC’s “Survivor”, we have been in conversation with Hillsong NYC’s lead pastors regarding the church’s non-LGBT affirming stance. Hillsong has many campuses around the world, many in places where gay marriage is now legal, so this has been an ongoing dialogue trying to figure out how and where we, as part of the LGBT community, fit in. As a church family, we have been wading through these uncharted waters of shifting culture and social change. Several days ago some faceless, end-of-days blogger decided to attack us and our church for allowing us to serve when we are “unrepentantly embracing [our] sin” as homosexuals. Sadly, yet unsurprisingly, most super-conservative news sources picked it up and ran with it — giving this man’s voice worldwide amplification it never should have had. Not to mention it worked up Christian communities around the world, as many look to our church as a model of modern Christianity to be emulated. (We’ve never been harassed in so many foreign languages before … and we live in NYC!) This has now forced our church to globally reaffirm their hard stance as a non-LGBT-affirming institution and disallow any gays from being in a position of leadership within the church. It’s been frustrating and a bit crushing that one crazy person could interfere so easily with the healthy and steady dialogue we’ve been having, but in a new world of social media and instant exposure, we are left unsurprised. Thankfully we are led by pastors who are grace-filled and committed to continuing to try to discern God’s will on this matter. All this being said, many of you ask: “why are you staying somewhere that doesn’t fully accept you?” This leaves us with a tough decision. If we, as gays, pack up and leave every church we feel less than welcomed in or where we feel spiritual resistance, how will there ever be growth? The flip side of this is: why would we, as part of the gay community who have been primarily outcast for all our lives, willingly subject ourselves to more marginalization? It’s been a lot to personally work though. Many try to discredit biblical scholars and laymen alike who have shifted their stance from non-affirming to LGBT-affirming by saying “the only reason they have changed their mind is because they know a gay person”. This only confirms to us that personal relationships are transformative. This isn’t difficult to accept after one looks at this through the lens of personal relationship being a foundational tenet of the Christian faith. After we inadvertently and unintentionally became public representatives for gay Christianity, we feel like we have been called and have a responsibility to continue to stand authentically in our truth — especially within the church family that we call home, Hillsong NYC — we are seeking the Lord, we are Christian, we are gay, and this is our journey.

We thank you for your concern, your prayers, and your support. Big Smiles and 110% …

Reed and Josh

-end-  (source)

So there we have it, yet another fact proving what many of us have been stating from day one, that something is wrong at Hillsong. Why is this important? Because there is a rising chorus of opposing figures rising up who have another agenda, and that agenda is to force the church to accept, even if violently thru social/political pressure, something which God reminds us in his word we cannot accept – homosexuality.

The only hope for the homosexual is the same for the drunkard, the prostitute, the adulterer, or the liar, which is the cross.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

T.D.Jakes

Dear Bishop Jakes,

For days, I have thought how should I approach this subject of which I am about to dive into with you, seeing how we have neither met, nor have we any mutual friends between us, still I find myself in a perplexing situation, and that is, how do I ask you a simple question to which I know would generate a response? I’m pretty sure a phone call won’t work as you have a private number. I thought maybe a phone call to your main office might be a good way of reaching you, but your personal secretary has made it all but impossible to people who are “unknown”. So I thought, how could I get your attention which would garner some type of response from you over a deep, penetrating question which still is lingering in my mind? I decided in the end that the best method would be to use my leverage as a blogger (which has over 700,000 readers) which would (I hope) have enough support that your office might respond to a simple question, and that is; What happened?

Now, I know to open up a letter to such an influential individual as yourself with the question “What happened?” might seem a little off, but it’s a genuinely real question to which I truly believe needs to be asked, what happened? Let me even delve further into the question I’m asking, which is, what happened to you and your position as a pastor as it relates to homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Pastor Jakes, you recently stated something on the issue of homosexuality in an interview with the Huffington Post in which you stated as it regards to your personal position on the subject, and I quote; “evolved and evolving”. Sir, what does that mean when you say ‘evolved and evolving?’. You see the dilemma I and many others are having concerning your recent comments on this matter? I certainly hope so because it’s beginning to sound less like a man who is remaining firm on the word of God, and more like a man who is becoming influenced by the social attitudes of our culture. This, in my opinion, is of grave concern. So I go back to my original question – What happened? Why are you obviously changing your views toward something (homosexuality) and not remaining faithful to the word of God?

Some of your followers would say you didn’t mean that, that it was simply a misquote, others would suggest that I am taking your words out of context, but here’s the truth to the matter, you didn’t say just one thing, you stated several. In the same interview that I quoted you, you stated, regarding to homosexuals and church, “The church should have the right to have its own convictions and values; if you don’t like those convictions and values [and] you totally disagree with it, don’t try to change my house, move into your own … and find somebody who gets what you get about faith,” Further, you stated “Absolutely… I think it is going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,”.  “And I think that to speak that the church—the black church, the White church or any kind of church you wanna call it—are all the same, is totally not true.” (source)

So Bishop, how can you suggest that the church should have the right to its own convictions and values outside the word of God when it comes to homosexuality? Where is that option found in the word of God? Actually, the word tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;” this means that there is only one measure by which we judge truth – through the word. For that same word is not only inspired, but it is anointed by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, this includes Paul’s admonition for Christian behavior when it comes to a lifestyle of sin – it cannot mix. Yet in the above quotes, you seem to give an indication that not only are your views on homosexuality and same sex marriage changing (evolved and evolving) but you suggest that each church can have a different opinion, even when that opinion runs contrary to the word of God. That sir is heresy!

Let me explain why I would even suggest that what you stated borders on heresy, let alone false. Paul states in Galatians 1:8 “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.”  It is another gospel to suggest that the church can formulate another point of view counter to what God has already deemed as false. It is what Paul calls another gospel. Paul further states in Galatians 5:19- “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”  This includes the acts of homosexuality.

Sir, you yourself knows that same sex marriage is wrong, you further know that those who live that lifestyle is equally wrong, and you further know that sin, regardless of what it is, separates man from God and the only solution is to repent and come to the cross. Yet you seem to have taken another view altogether on this matter, which begs the question once more – what happened? Has Oprah Winfrey influenced you that much? Has your success allowed you to forsake the call God has given you to stand for the word above all else? Including popular opinion, even at risk of being labeled intolerant? Or worse – a bigot?

Sir, only you can answer these questions I’ve asked. Only you can address this troubling and disturbing issue that has many wondering why you are waffling on this issue, which can only be resolved by defining for the record if you believe homosexuality is sin, but not only sin, but those who partake of it will not inherit the kingdom of God? Can you answer that? Will you answer that? I await your response.

Christopher Gregory

email: christopher152@gmail.com

American-revolution

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” Acts 2:17

A change is about to take place in the modern church and it’s been one which has been long over due. Since the turn of the century the church has underwent a dramatic change in its belief system, its core values and its teachings. One would almost dare say that the church is almost a shadow of its former self these days. Especially in the past 100 years we’ve seen dynamic moves of God that literally changed whole Cities as well as nation’s. In the early 20th century some of the greatest moves of God took place which shook the foundations of the world. But nothing lasts forever.

The apostle Paul gave the church a glimpse into what was coming in the last days, “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3). From the implementation of the prosperity gospel to replacement theology, the church today is NOT what it used to be. Just what in the world is going on when the vast majority of Christians are no longer shocked to hear false teachings, or a play that depicts Jesus as a homosexual? Just what in the world is going on when that play is actually performed inside a packed church? The truth is that a huge number of churches have completely abandoned the Bible and have instead surrounded themselves with “pastors” and “priests” who will tell them whatever they want to hear. And its spreading.

Someone said to me recently, “You need to get off this kick!” As if denouncing sin and maintaining a certain level of standard was an evil thing? But I refused to denounce that statement because it was an elder, and Paul reminded us to always respect our elders, wrong or right, we treat them with love and kindness. But that doesn’t mean I respect their point of view. I recall some weeks ago, I was contacted by someone in a high position of spiritual authority, and that person told me every which way how I was wrong in my stance against sin and rebellion in the church. By the time I got done with the conversation I was beaten, thrown under the church bus, ripped to shreds of whatever dignity I had and felt like Jonah, find myself a juniper tree and just sit there and complain.

But God spoke to me almost immediately and asked me a simple question, “Are you going to obey what men tell you or are you going to obey me?” Simple enough wasn’t it? And just as quickly as my ego left and my body came back from the virtual beating I took, God reminded me that it was HE who called me into this office of the prophet and it was HE who demanded that I obey him and him alone. It was settled. Yes, since that time I have endured attacks from all sides, but this time I have an advantage, I’m not called by men, I’m called by God.

The hour is late and we are living in the last days my friends. Many of the large churches across America are another example of the rank apostasy plaguing the church in America. The truth is that the vast majority of “ministers”, “pastors” and “priests” currently “serving” in the United States should immediately resign. The truth is that the majority of churches in the United States should immediately close their doors in disgrace. The “church” in America is in an advanced state of apostasy. Very few churches in the United States ever preach about sin, judgment, heaven or hell anymore. Very few churches in the United States believe in the basic doctrines of Scripture anymore. That is why so many people are leaving these dead denominations. Nobody should sit there and listen to these jokers as they openly deny the Word of God. If you are sitting there in a dead, apostate church it is time to get out.

The popular “Woman thou art loosed” pastor TD Jakes stated recently that his opinion about homosexuality has evolved and evolving (source). Jakes goes on to further state that homosexuality is a complex issue. Now, how is that even possible? Does Pastor Jakes not read the Bible he claims to represent as a pastor? Has he not read 1 Corinthians 6:9? Or Romans 1:22-26? Has Pastor Jakes not searched the word to know when something is fundamentally wrong? Apparently not. The bigger issue is not so much about TD Jakes waffling on the issue of sin, but the church itself not calling him into accountability. But this is what happens when popular preachers who have a large following, combined with deep financial pockets can escape scrutiny, because no one wants to touch their favorite idol.

But it’s not just Jakes, it’s many of the popular mega-ministries such as TBN and Hillsong, where ironically pastor Brian Houston can’t even set the matter of his position on homosexuals straight. When men who are supposed to be pillars of the word cannot even speak openly and honestly of what their position is on social issues which have a genuine affect upon the church, then that man or woman has been compromised. They are incompetent.

Paul tells us in the word for us to “mark them” and expose them who teach and preach, leading many astray (Romans 16:17). The fact is, we condemn the preacher who advocates rebuke, yet we endorse and protect the spiritual criminal today who are fleecing the flock. It used to be that Christians knew sound doctrine when they heard it and shunned the false. But not so today. Today we have allowed dramatic flare, wealth and fame to blind our eyes. We have allowed a “celebrity” kind of Christianity to come into our midst and because we look the other way, we ignore the teachings, we wink and nod at the false all the while ignoring the dead bodies that are literally piling up almost daily from those who are being mislead at the hands of wolves in well tailored suits.

I’ve seen good men, preachers with substance, succumb to the pressures and glamour of Christian television, and betray their first command from the word, to preach the word without prejudice. How many preachers and prophets have sold out in these current days we live in merely for money, position and fame? To be seen and heard by thousands rather than to preach the word and let the chips fall where they may? Yet that apostate list continues to grow in number. A young preacher wants a cadillac, he wants fame, applause and the “hot” preacher girlfriend/wife, but at what price? Another sell out to the gospel of prosperity and self. The truth is, a revolution is coming and its near the door. Yes, we cannot change the path this world is heading down, but we sure can change the current path the church is heading on!

So what does that revolution look like? It’s exposing false preachers and pastors. it’s denouncing the rhetoric that is prevalent in the church world today which are leading multitudes astray. It’s calling the church back to holiness and a sanctified life. It’s preaching against sin. It’s calling us all back to the cross. Even if that means removing these reprobates out of the pulpit, so be it. There needs to be a spiritual awakening that must take place and I believe that we’re overdue for a correction. Remember, before God judges the world, he must first bring judgment to his church.

God is calling a people, free from the bonds of this world and he’s calling us to come out from among them and be ye separate. Yes, there is going to be a great falling away, and its only going to get worse, but does that mean that we must stand by and remain silent? Not a chance.

There is a divide taking place in the church right now and a line is being drawn. One faction wants purity, holiness, a Godly standard, while the other wants worldliness, secularism, socialistic Christianity and then there is the flat out apostate church that is growing at an enormous rate in the world. And that’s fine by me, for the word tells me that one day God is going to separate the wheat from the chaff and when he does, we will know for certain whose on the Lord side.

But until then, it’s business as usual. We are to expose the unfruitful works of darkness, expose the sin of worldliness, the continuing watering down of the word of God by Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Rick Warren, or Kenneth Copeland, as well as many others. A revolution needs to occur in the body of Christ to denounce sin in every shape and every form and preach the love of Christ to the world, but also warn of coming judgement.

We have allowed these men and women to have their say for too long and I for one don’t wish for one more day for these idiots to maintain their grip on God’s people. So I say let a Godly revolution arise and the church be the church once again! Yes, this will mean persecution like you have never seen before, but I believe when the revolution breaks out and people reject the false gospel of Joel and Rick and others, a shift will begin in the last days where sinners will actually feel convicted of their sins and not made to feel comfortable as they are currently.

A revolution is coming and I for one think it’s been way long overdue. I’ve got my gun locked and loaded — do you?

Christopher

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But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)

 

What if I were to tell you that Jesus never died nor atoned for your sins on the cross? What if I were to tell you that the cross was meaningless? That it served no true or genuine purpose other than it sent an innocent man to his death? What if I were to tell you that Christ became a sinner, that he himself needed to be “born again”, but it would occur in a place called Hell, or Hades? Would you still listen to me? Would you believe every word I told you? If you said no, then you would be correct in departing from me and labeling me as a false teacher. Yet the truth is, there are countless thousands of Christians who are doing the opposite, believing such a lie, and they are being led by some of the most popular Charismatic/Pentecostal preachers and pastors today.

The teaching in which I am referring to is what is generally called the ‘Jesus died spiritually‘ doctrine. This teaching simply states that Jesus did the following:

  1. Jesus became a sinner.
  2. Became one with Satan.
  3. Went into Hell as a sinner and not as our redeemer.
  4. Was tormented for 3 days and nights in the flames of Hell.
  5. After the third day God redeemed Christ, making him a reborn man thus atoning us from all sin.

Now, who would teach such false statements of what I just described? The names would surprise you:

  1. Kenneth Copeland
  2. Joyce Meyer
  3. Jesse Duplantis
  4. Charles Capps (deceased)
  5. Kenneth Hagin (deceased)
  6. Fred Price

I won’t drag this article out simply because there are many well written articles about this very topic, small in number, yet just as powerful in their presentation, still I wanted to examine what each of these popular preachers believe when it came to Jesus going to hell and why they are wrong.

Joyce Meyer declares in her book “The Most Important You’ll Ever Make” the following:

 

  • Jesus was born again:  “Jesus paid on the cross and went to hell in my place. Then as God had promised, on the third day Jesus rose from the dead. The scene in the spirit realm went something like this: God rose up from his throne and said to demon powers tormenting the sinless son of God, “let him go.” Then the resurrection power of Almighty God went through hell and filled Jesus. On earth his grave where they had buried him was filled with light as the power of God filled his body.He was resurrected from the dead–the first born again man.”
    • The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make, by Joyce Meyer, second printing, May, 1993, page 36.
  • Victory was gained in hell:  “He went to hell in your place and gained victory there, triumphing over the enemy. (Acts 2:31)”
    • Meyer, Joyce (2008-10-23). The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make: A Complete and Thorough Understanding of What it Means to be Born Again (Kindle Locations 287-288).

Kenneth Copeland states that:

  • Jesus was separated from the presence of the Father & jesus paid full price of our redemption in hell:  “The death God warned Adam about was spiritual death. It’s the inward death that takes place when a spiritual being is separated from God. That’s what spiritual death is—separation from God. Adam experienced it the moment he sinned. He was immediately cut off from his fellowship with the Father, and the light of God’s life and glory within him was snuffed out. For Jesus to become our substitute, He had to go through the same kind of separation. He had to die, not just physically, but spiritually, and descend into hell to suffer the whole penalty of sin. It shocks some people’s religious sensibilities to think of Jesus in hell, but that doesn’t change the fact that He went there. The Scriptures verify it again and again. They tell us that He descended “ . . . into the deep [or the bottomless pit]” before He was brought up from the dead (Romans 10:7); and that “his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption” (Acts 2:31). Psalm 18, which paints a detailed, prophetic picture of what Jesus went through between the cross and the throne, declares, “The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me” (verse 5). Not only did Jesus go to hell, He sank to the deepest, darkest part of it to suffer everything that was necessary on our behalf. We’ll be forever glad He did, too–because had He not gone to hell, we would have to. Had He stopped short of paying that price, we would have to pay it ourselves. The only reason we can walk debt-free through heaven’s gate is because He paid it all.”
  • Jesus’ blood did not atone on the cross:  “Jesus went into hell to free mankind from the penalty of Adam’s treason . . . when his blood poured out it did not atone . . . Jesus spent three days and nights in the bowels of this earth getting back to you and me are right with God.” (Dr. D. R. McConnell, A Different Gospel [Peabody, Massachusetts; Hendrickson publishers, 1988], p. 120, footnote 27, “Personal letter from Kenneth Copeland,” Fort Worth, Texas, March 12, 1979)

Even Fred Price falls into the trap of delusion by suggesting:

  • Jesus’ punishment for our sin was to go to hell, not the cross:  “Do you think that the punishment for our sin was to die on a cross?  If that were the case, the two thieves could have paid your price. No, the punishment was to go into hell itself and to serve time in hell separated from God . . . Satan and all the demons of health thought that they had him bound, and they threw a net over Jesus and they dragged Him down to the very pit of hell itself to serve our sentence.” (Ever Increasing Faith Messenger [June 1980], p. 7;

 

So if Jesus did not go to Hell as these people are declaring, then where did he go? The Bible clearly tells us where Jesus went:

  • Luke 23:43, And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”
  • Acts 2:27, “Because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.”
  • Acts 2:31, “he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay.”
  • Acts 13:35, “Therefore He also says in another Psalm, ‘You will not allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.’”
  • 1 Pet. 3:19, “in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison.”

 

The truth is this, Jesus paid for our sins on the cross, not in hell “by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” (Col.2:14) Nor did Christ go into the pits of hell to be raped, ravaged and beaten by demonic spirits for three days and three nights to then be born again himself first, then he could redeem us second. This is heresy and those who preach such are false teachers. Galatians 1:8 continues to warn us of this truth. This makes the ‘Jesus Died Spiritually‘ a dangerous doctrine, and those who follow and believe it – fools.

Christopher

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