Dead Works in the Dead Churches!
The Greasy Grace concept of God’s Love:
‘God loves the sinner but hates the sin!‘ the mantra on the lips of every professed Christian in the Church System. But the Bible says:
God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day. Ps7:11
Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 1Cor13:6
A Right concept of ‘Works, Love and Service unto God is essential in the preaching of the Gospel in order to effectively bring sinners from darkness to light from the power of Satan to God through repentance and faith proven by deeds. (Acts26:18-21) The Apostle John tells us that ‘God is love’ and he who does not have this (same) love does not know God, 1Jh4:7-8. But in what manner this love is be expressed has been an issue of great contention among professed Christians since the beginning. Every Church person knows that 1Cor13 is the ‘love chapter, its read at many weddings and even given as vows between husbands and wives. But seldom do they include verse 6: ‘Love does not rejoice in iniquity but in the Truth’. This is because ‘Christian Charity toward the world does not include the ‘Truth. It includes Philanthropy some times in the highest form but never the truth about turning from Sin. They do not understand that God’s love for mankind is dispassionate, not sympathetic as in human terms, but meaning that He is fair-minded and without prejudice, not wiling any perish (in sin) but come to a precise and correct Knowledge of His Truth. (1Tim2:4) The Greek word for God’s love is ‘agapao, defined as impartial benevolence, having a preference for, and a high regard of someone’s well-being; Certainly fully expressed in Jesus Christ dying for the sins of the world and offering them an opportunity to be reconciled to God through repentance and faith proven by deeds. Therefore ‘Charity apart from truth (teaching a departure from sin!) is commendable to men but clanging symbols to God. The Professed Church is abundant in charitable works but stand condemned as ‘workers of iniquity. (Matt7:21-23) They see works of charity as complementary to faith but never meritorious, therefore (in their minds) ‘works, good or evil, have no bearing on the outcome of their salvation, but again the Bible contradicts them:
Christ said to the Professed:
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matt7:21-23
This is NOT said to pagans, cults or non-believers! It is directly in the face of professed followers of Christ who did works in His Name, but never turned themselves or anyone else from their sins. This is a perfect description of the Church System at the Great Judgment answering for their multitude of missions, soup kitchens, outreaches and self-help programs that exist in ‘Jesus Name’ but DO NOT preach His Gospel to turn people from their iniquity. (Acts3:26) No one in the church system ever stops and asks themselves would Jesus open a soup kitchen or even a city mission to provide for the physical needs of people without first telling them truth about their sins? Do we see the Apostles in the Acts establishing outreach centers in Rome and Asia minor, running around arranging spaghetti dinners, bingo nights, or pot luck fellowships, did they preach sin as an addiction and put sinners in bondage to various indulgences into focus groups and 12 Step programs to help manage their cravings? Of course these are rhetorical questions, we know they did not. BUT what did they do! In Acts24:25 when Paul had a opportunity to testify before Felix (the governor) he reasoned with him about Righteousness, Self-control and the Judgment to come’, because it was turning people from of their iniquity is what the Gospel is about, not social programs and gimmicks.
Sin is misery and bondage, Redemption is release from bondage, the fake churches preach sin as a malady instead of a Transgression and go about ministering to the addiction not the cause. That’s why they’re called ‘workers of iniquity’, it isn’t the absence of works the Lord condemns but the method by which they were performed. Any institutionalized System, properly funded, can provide for the physical needs of people, feed and clothe them, even provide medical care, but to what purpose is it if they then DIE in their sins because you never told them that a departure from iniquity is required to enter the Kingdom of God. You can minister to a drunkards material, physical needs and even offer him pseudo comfort in ‘receiving Jesus, but if he remains a drunk what have you done … feeling sorry for your sins is not TURNING from them! But the sorrow of the world is enough in the mission outreaches, pray the little prayer and feel good about the work your doing. It may be called good works in the eyes of men, but to the Lord its an outrage.
I know its difficult to criticize good works done in Jesus Name, to see a person like Mother Teresa as a worker of iniquity, but consider the facts. We’re not discussing human philanthropy as commendable as it may be, we’re talking about works acceptable to God. The Apostles did BOTH, charitable outreach and Turned people from their sins! But they didn’t find acceptance in general society for their good deeds because their message included an exposure of sin and demand to turn from it or perish. Why is it that the establishment Church finds such favorable reception of their ‘good works in general society while the Apostles and their disciples found only persecution and hatred? Because a free meal, warm bed and hand out is one thing, (few will refuse) but a call of repentance proven by deeds and godly life in Christ Jesus is another, FEW will hear. How popular do you think your local Mission would be if they started telling the drunks and reprobates to stop sinning and clean up their act or face the Judgment of God? Not very, that’s for sure! The only reason they keep coming back for more is that the preachers are offering them the Magic Cover, replacement Jesus gospel, in which turning from sin is not required. Who among them wouldn’t respond to the milk toast, greasy grace message that says all is well, just repeat after me and fill your bellies with more food. Any real Christian who volunteered at a Mission and then tried to preach the real gospel of turning from sin to the people knows you will wear out your welcome pretty fast. Assisting with the ‘work’ is fine, but God forbid you tell anyone they must Strive, Count the Cost, endure and sin no more! You will be accused as having no love and labeled an angry monster, self-righteous hypocrite, while the drunks and perverts lead bible studies and train for the ministry!
I’m not saying we go around thumping people over the head with the Bible and calling them names, but turning them from their sin is imperative. The Bible says: ‘Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Cor6:9-10 There is no Magic Cover for these sins, or pre-forgiveness under Grace, only coming clean with God in repentance will redeem their souls from perdition. WHY offer them false hopes while they remain in bondage, its refreshing of the spirit they need, but it isn’t going to happen unless they obey the Truth: He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Prov28:13
No doubt the Missions, outreach centers, Christian charitable intuitions all fall under the apostate Church System preaching the replacement Jesus and filling up the Tare barns. They stand in harsh contrast to the FEW actually making an attempt to combat the problem, BUT beware you do not succumb to their methods and fall into the trap of mixing truth with error, ‘thinking a you can coexist with a flawed foundation. It’s what a person believes about the Nature of God, nature of man and nature of sin that defines their message to the lost. If they hold to the flawed tenets of man born a sinner, unable to obey God, remedied by a Substitutionary Atonement that exempts him from his personal responsibility by Proxy, because God felt sorry for his hopeless condition, how is anything you have to say going to turn them from their sins, when the cloak is already securely in place? If God’s love means tolerance and ongoing leniency (as they convey it) which transgression is worse than any other, ‘no one’s perfect’ (including those who deliver them the gospel message) so the clean up, if any, will happen in God’s time and anyone who says otherwise is a liar with no truth in them. Ministry has become ‘disease management’ where sinners comes for therapy, learning to cope with their addictions. (or exchange one sin for another, seemingly less offensive) No one actually departs form their sins but drags them into the Kingdom with them. (or so they think) Anyone with their eyes open to this mess, who has attempted to minister the true Gospel of Repentance out on the streets or in the general public, knows exactly what I’m talking about. Every drunk and reprobate you encounter has been ‘saved already, baptized and assured they have past, present and future forgiveness of sin in Christ. And most of them will have snippets of scripture memorized to support the lies they’ve been taught. Even many of the so-called street preachers, coming out hard against sin and calling for repentance, do so with the under-laying theme of ‘Trusting Jesus instead of clearing the heart of guile and pride in a season of godly sorrow, forsaking all known sin with sincerity, and sanctifying oneself from the world, thus being truly transformed from the old man of sin to the new man of righteousness in the baptism of repentance, washed, renewed and regenerated in Christ fully prepared and empowered for present service to God.
For all the commotion they bring about the street preacher converts are no better than the Church-Mission professed, they’ve saved by ‘Trusting in Christ (not coming clean) and told they have a ready absolution in confessing 1Jh1:9 for any ‘ongoing sin that’s bound to occur. So what’s the difference … is God’s love being reflected through methods where the sin NEVER stops, where transformation of character has NOT taken place? His Love does not rejoice in iniquity, ‘He who loves the Lord, hates evil’, Ps97:10, ‘The fear of the Lord is to depart from evil’ Prov8:13, is telling supposed converts they have ongoing pardon by confessing 1Jh1:9 hating and departing from evil? Can sympathetic love save your soul from the corruption of sin, isn’t true compassion of God shown in pulling them OUT of the fire first and then setting them firmly on the Narrow Way to eternal life. Certainly it ‘feels good‘ to help others, feed the kids, help the hurting, relieve human suffering, but its pointless to console yourself in these charitable deeds unless you willing to ALSO give them the whole Counsel of God and then contend earnestly against the many strongholds of delusion pounded into their brains from years of ‘Church-Mission life. How could you ever testify with Paul; ‘I am innocent of the blood of all men, for I have not shunned to declare to them the whole counsel of God‘ Acts20:26-27, if you’ve associated yourself with ministries promoting doctrines that undermine the basic fundamental principles of repentance, faith and redemption? Certainly you can claim in-house debate over these issues, but I think the Lord made the point well when He said: ‘If the Light in you (you claim to have) is Darkness (blindness, delusion) how Great is that darkness!’ Matt6:23. The proof is in the result, (know by your fruits) if you’re ‘gathering with the Lord people will be coming out of darkness into light, from the power of Satan to God through repentance and faith proven by deeds, not still struggling with addictions, confessing 1Jh1:9 every day, calling themselves sinners saved by grace.
If Good Works could be done without regard to Sound Teaching why the dire warning that people can give themselves to be burned totally without purpose, (1Cor13:1) many die in His Name to no avail. You can give your life to sacrificial service, even become the next Gandhi or Mother Teresa, but end up in ruin. Five out of the Seven Churches addressed by Christ in Rev1-3, were abundant in ‘works and service but wholly involved in the depths of Satan, cold, dead and lukewarm. Would any of these ‘Charitable ministries today take it to heart if the LORD Himself sent a messenger to Warn them of their impending doom? NO, they would shoot the messenger! The Truth is toxic in their midst, as the Lord told Ezekiel ‘They will not listen to you, because they WILL NOT listen to ME! Ezk3:7 But they are highly praised among men and receive the accolades as their reward. But those of us on the outside of this mess, looking in and seeing all the unrestrained filth, crying out for them to Come Clean with God in Repentance Proven by Deeds are labeled angry finger pointing, evil Judges considered intolerant unloving and uncaring of their real needs; despised by the ‘Churches (missions) and hated in general society, but in fellowship with the beloved of God; of whom the world was not worthy. Heb11:38
Paul said in the midst of all his trials and persecutions: ‘Love of Christ constrains us’, in spite of everything (even death) the message went forth, knowing it would never be popular in general society but was the only way to escape the corruption of sin in this life and appear before God with confidence you’ve served Him with purpose. ‘Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; 2Cor5:9-11
God’s love is expressed in His goodness and severity, He could be Just unless He rightly punishes wrong doing. Absolving man of personal responsibility for his actions by preaching replacement theology may keep the wheels of religion spinning, but the Judgment Seat is waiting and it is surely a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God, especially when your works will be accounted as iniquity because they were not done in accordance with the True Purpose of the Gospel—to deliver souls from the corruption of sin to the power of God.
I know your Works!
I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, Rev2”19-20
In the present day Churches professed Christians are constantly told that God doesn’t see their sin because Jesus took it away and transferred His righteousness to them in exchange for their sin. But in Revelation 2-3 we find Christ VERY aware of their sins and issuing dire warnings to repent or perish. Perhaps the professed should have read their bibles instead of listening to their pastors:
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Heb4:13
So here again, ‘WORKS‘ are taken into account against the inheritance of eternal life, NOTHING is hidden from His eyes and all things done will be Judged accordingly. Regardless what the professed believe about God’s love overlooking their sins, they will reap what they sow and suffer the consequences thereof, because:
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. Ps34:15-16
We find the Church of Thyatira, Rev2, much like present day Mission minded Churches, that also excel in every area of ‘works, love and service, but are immersed in adultery, fornications, uncleanness and all manner of filthy behavior within their congregations. The ‘depths of Satan’, it was called, Rev2:24, because the Doctrine being taught opened the door to every sort of immorality and filth … ‘the filthy rags Christian’ they love to profess … in Thyatira they were warned severely to turn from these things or perish, but today they’re flaunted in the face of the Lord as though Jezebel herself was a leading church elder. Can such spiritual idolatry be excused by a ‘Replacement Savior’, woe unto those who believe such lies and remain in bondage. Like Sardis, Rev3, they rely on having a name for being alive but in reality are stone-cold dead. (in their sins) The abundance of activity in the Churches has the appearance of success, much like Laodicea, ‘Rich and increased with goods and in need of nothing, (but in reality) are ‘wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked before God! Rev3:17. Certainly the culmination of all expressed in Rev2-3, Corrupted, Dead and Lukewarm, primed for the burning is the present day Church. Already disqualified as workers of iniquity, but clueless Judgment is upon them, biding its time until the hammer comes down.
Replacement, Substitution theology was invented centuries ago by the Catholics and codified in the so-called Protestant Reformation with the faith alone, magic transfer theories. Now it has reached its apex in full-blown license to sin! The Catholics still have their Confessional, but to what purpose is the question, it’s a church run by Satan himself, full of pedophiles and perverts that poses as godly. But what is the alternative, the 5000 plus splinter groups (non-Catholic) that claim to have the market cornered on Doctrine! They ALL preach some form of Satisfaction, Substitution, replacement Jesus that absolves people from taking any responsibility for their ongoing sins as ‘Christians. Its confess and move on, no matter how vile the behavior. God cannot even acknowledge them as His own, just as He has said throughout time:
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, Nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity. They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a viper breaks Isa59:1-5
They are Cut off from the Lord, in Great Darkness, but ‘believe He is on their side and approves of their works. They cannot hear His warnings or see His face, their ‘fingers are too busy producing iniquity and their lips engaged in ‘speaking lies. No one among them calls for Justice or pleads for truth; their words are empty and full of ‘venom so all who trusts in them dies. Their own ‘works are a testimony against them. It’s the aroma of death, not life in the eyes of God. People receive ‘charity but not Truth, they remain in bondage to their addictions and never seek to escape. The Missions, recue centers and out-reach programs do NOTHING to ‘relive the ‘Corrupting influence of sin eating away at their souls. People will donate their time and money to the endless list of charities ‘working to accommodate the sick and afflicted, but they never give a second thought to the sordid condition of their souls sinking into the Pit of Perdition in slavery to sin. It feels good to care and THINK you’re expressing the heart of God in tolerance toward sin. But God’s love is Just as well as merciful and sin will go unpunished.
Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? Heb10:28-29
The Bible says that the ‘devil comes to ‘steal, kill and destroy (Jh10:10) but Christ came to ‘DESTROY the works of the devil! (1John3:8) But because the god of this age (the devil) has succeeded in ‘blinding the eyes of the massive religious establishment to the Truth, the true Power of the Cross (to redeem man from the corrupting influence of sin) has been rendered nearly ineffective in our time. In its place is an IMAGE of Christ as the all encompassing charitable Savior who’s ready to forgive the world ‘unconditionally, and wink at their on going sins. In this the devil wins and keeps them as his captives to the slavery of sin. Such has been the case for generations as deluded ‘Christian Philanthropists build missions, outreaches, hospitals, churches, universities and a myriad of other charities for the well being of their fellow man. But as commendable as this is, it remains ‘Dead Works in the eyes of God because there is no accompaniment of Truth or attempts made to bring people out of their bondage to sin. God declared long ago that His Messengers are sent to TURN people from their evil ways and the evil of their doings! (Jer23:21-22) Without a doubt the Church ministries are doing the EXACT Opposite and stand accused of the SAME failures recorded in the first three chapters of Revelation. And if they ‘fail to take heed and amend their ways the same Judgments will apply. In the final analysis it’s the ‘workers of iniquity who hear those awful words; ‘I Never Knew you, depart from me’ And all of your ‘Works (charitable giving, mission outreach) are indeed ‘filthy rags (as you proclaim) but its not because you were born with some inbred malady of sin, it’s because you freely CHOOSE to Serve Sin as your Master instead of Christ as your Redeemer. Next time to try and placate your conscience by dropping a fat check in the collection plate think about dropping to your knees in bitter repentance for your complacency toward sin in yourself and others.
God so Loved the World!
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1Tim5:8
For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread 1Thes3:10-12
Our efforts to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the world today are filled with many pit falls and deceptions at every turn. FEW understand the imperative of Repentance Proven by Deeds and the necessity to reason with people form the Premise of Righteousness, Self-Control and the Judgment to Come. (Acts24:25) Rather most of them Promise the sinners Liberty while they remain Salves to their corruption. (2Pet3:18) The reasons behind this are numerous, but mainly based on their ‘distorted version of the Gospel as a ‘Love Message that ‘sympathizes with man’s ‘sinfulness as a malady instead of a ‘Transgression of God’s law. Therefore the Conviction of ‘Sin, Righteousness and Judgment meant to bring a person to Repentance and Clearing of wrong doing has been replaced with the assurance that ‘God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life, so ‘repeat after me and trust it will be done. Consequently sinners no longer ‘fear God’s Judgment nor do they TURN from their Sins. (Acts3:19, 26)
The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction, Prov1:7
The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the forward mouth, do I hate, Prov8:13
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isa5:20
The Bible teaches that God’s Love was ‘Demonstrated to the world in that ‘while we were yet in our sins, Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom5:8) BUT the message taken to Sinners was: ‘Repentance toward God and Faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ’ Acts20:21, NOT God’s loves you and sent His Son die in your place. Sinners were ‘cut to heart (Acts3:37) when they heard this message because it was made clear to them that they had participated in Christ’s death in their sinful neglect of God’s out-stretched arm (Isa59:1, 65:2) calling them to repentance. Christ’s sufferings were a dreadful reminder of the awesome price that had to be paid to purchase their souls from the Corruption of sin! (Acts20:28, 1Pet1:18-19) It was the shame and guilt of their sin that drove them to their knees in self-cleansing humility crying out for His Mercy, not some touchy-feely message about God’s love assuring them they could be forgiven in their sins. (placating the drunk with promises of forgiveness if they feel sorry for their condition)
The early Saints gathered in tight nit assemblies throughout the land, often times in secret because the Roman’s hunted them down as criminals. As a result they had to support one another materially and financially, they held all things in common (like a ‘commune) but they were not without difficulties administering this type of arrangement. We find in Paul’s Epistle to Brother Timothy that certain people were coming in among them and taking advantage of their charity; refusing to work or provide their families. 1Tim5:8. This was unacceptable, as everyone was expected to work with their hands (if possible) and provide for the needs of others. 1Thes4:11. For these and many more reason the commune aspect of early Christianity failed. One of the earliest documents that circulated the assemblies called the Didache speaks of these issues and how to deal with them. It mentions traveling evangelists abusing their privileges going from house to house mooching off the charity of the Saints and how they should be quickly expelled, and of course the constant reminder that the original Apostles provided their own living and did not expect the poor village assemblies to support them. The early Saints kept close tabs on these matters and were constantly refuting the false teachers who crept in among them to spread Gnostic lies about ‘dual natures and Christ not appearing in the flesh. Although they were confronted with the same mentality of idleness and irresponsibility the difference between then and now, is THEY wouldn’t tolerate it! Today they may as well buy the reprobates their wine and drugs since they do NOTHING to see they are Redeem from their slavery to sin. The thing is we don’t see the early Saints opening ‘Soup kitchens or Mission outreaches centers in the cities, or giving money to people who would obviously go spend it on more debauchery. In their Ministry the drunks were no longer drunks, the fornicators no longer immoral, the thieves no longer criminals but productive members of the Christian community willing to contribute something to the work. They preached Repentance not God loves you! Their Message was ‘FLEE this wicked and perverse generation! Acts2:40 TURN form your iniquities before they become your ruin! The Gospel has nothing to do with God feeling sorry for man as a helpless sinner, born to addiction. It has to do with the Washing, Regeneration and Renewing of the human Soul through Repentance and Faith Proven by Deeds! Tit3:5, Acts26:18-21. When they prayed for someone it was that God would Open their eyes and TURN them from darkness to Light from the Power of Satan to God, not that He would ‘receive them in their sins and try to Clean them later. The Cleaning took place in Repentance and they became Vessels FIT for the Masters use. 2Tim2:21. It wasn’t God’s job to repent for them or magically Change their desires from evil to good, He called all men everywhere to Repentance proven by deeds and in that a chance to be Reconciled if they came on His terms. 2Cor5:22
God’s love for mankind has ALREADY been ‘demonstrated in Christ. He showed Mercy to those who came to Him in the humble sincerity of repentance with their hearts emptied of guile, but He severely rebuked the obstinate who refused to forsake their sins. He could read men’s hearts, there was no hidden motives or deceits concealed from His eyes. We do not have that advantage so we must tell them all to Repent. We can never ‘assume they are sincere merely by what they say or their shed tears asking for our prayers, we can ONLY SEE their ‘Fruits and KNOW that the tree is either ‘good or bad. (Matt12:33) Today we face a generation hardened to the core against God’s Word, ‘Saved a hundred times over in the Churches and Missions, TOLD 24/7 they can’t help what they are and pampered in their sins by Pulpit Parrots who Promise them Peace, peace when there is NO PEACE! (Jer6:14-15) When we (who are awakened) go out to minister the Gospel we must not give them further confidence they’re in right standing with God. It has to be made CRYSTAL CLEAR in our Words and actions that God Commands them to REPENT! Instead of feeling sorry for their misery (which is our natural human tendency to empathize with the down and out) give them the ONLY hope they have for Redemption and Deliverance from their bondage! Tell them:
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. Js4:7-10
In this God’s Love is truly expressed for mankind, because He’s not willing any perish but that they come to Repentance. (2Pet3:9) Those with a sincere and honest heart will respond and KNOW that you love them enough to tell them the Truth. Many looking for another hand-out or something to sooth their conscience will call you hatful and depart in a huff, headed back to the local mission where the Preacher will pat them on the back and assure them all is well. Your hands are innocent of their blood, you gave them the WHOLE Council of God (Acts20:26-27) not further comfort in their sins. You can Pray they come to their senses and weep when they don’t, but don’t partake in the sins of those Transgressing the Doctrine of Christ, who miss-represent His Message as ‘sympathy instead of Repent or Perish. The HUGE difference between the modern day concept of ‘Christian charity and what is depicted in the New Testament is they went about helping the poor, the widows and the orphans who were in a state of poverty that was NOT of their own doing. They had their goods plundered, their homes taken and were thrust into the streets by a tyrannical government, NOT because they were drunks, perverts and general reprobates who had no desire to fend for themselves or improve their situation by coming clean with God, but merely because they followed Christ instead of Caesar. Their only hope was the charity of their fellow man so the ‘Christians offered them a helping hand when they were able to do so. Today we have an entire societal structure sponsoring the reprobation. We have people sinning themselves into a state of ruin by CHOICE and then turning to the System for ‘support of their vile habits. In the phony Churches (missions, outreaches) they get the free hand-outs and another pat on the back that God loves them and a prayer He will ‘take away the awful addictions ruining their lives. From society they receive the ‘transfer of wealth taken from the ‘Working class to facilitate a life-time of care in the Welfare State. It’s a never ending cycle of degradation that we are reaping the fruits of it right now, AND the counterfeit ‘Love Gospel is to BLAME. I realize ‘charitable acts ‘feel good to the soul and showing ‘compassion to others is a natural inclination of our humanity expressing Christ. But would it be so ‘evil to admonish these people to ‘work with their hands and contribute something to the community in actually ‘helping others? (1Thes4:11) Would it be ‘hatful to ‘rebuke those who persist in their sin that others may fear? (1Tim5:20) The very reason there’s no ‘fear is the coddling of the drunks, perverts and reprobates mooching off the Missions who are AFRAID to ‘Count the cost and tell them the Truth; rather they tell them they’re SAVED in their sins! This is Criminal negligence of the highest degree!!
Therefore knowing these things before hand what should our course of action be? We certainly dare not partake of their ‘false Doctrines, shutting the Kingdom against men, but we’re compelled to enter the arena and Contend for the Truth. In our Mission (to the lost and deceived) we must stand aloof from any ‘suggestion of error. We cannot go Sowing among thorns (Jer12:13) and expect God to give increase when the ‘fallow ground has Never been broken up in Repentance. As the Prophets have said:
Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them Isa6:14-15
We face a people given over to a reprobate mind, who won’t endure sound doctrine and are having their ears tickled daily with the Love message of assurance in sin, they are stiff-necked and rebellious and refuse His rebuke over and over again. Noah was a Preacher of Righteousness, he preached Righteousness, Self-Control and Judgment to Come over one hundred years with NO results whatsoever except his little family who joined him on the ark. The Church is only concerned with EFFECTIVENESS, adding to the tally of dead souls piled up in their Tare barns they THINK is God’s house. Going forth into their arena we enter into a full blown version of the Days of Noah, so we must like him (and all the true Saints) focus our message on the Core issues of sin, righteousness and the Judgment to come. So ‘choose your ground carefully and ‘temper your Words with Truth.
Our God is a consuming fire and with His winnowing fan He will thoroughly Purge His threshing floor and separate the Wheat from the chaff. Let us Stand on His firm Foundation and tell the deceived that ANYONE who names the Name of Christ Must Depart from Iniquity! 2Tim2:19. Your gutless Pastors and Missions directions won’t tell you that God is angry with the Sinner everyday, PS7:11, they won’t tell you that the Fear of the Lord is to Depart from evil, Ps97:10, because they think sin no longer matters and love is all that counts. But man will be Judged according to his Deeds, not according to what Christ did on the Cross or what some spineless preachers says! Failure to warn the people that their sinful behavior will result in final Judgment is a Crime of the highest degree. It may feel good now to imagine that you are expressing the heart of Christ to the people by charitable deeds, but by your failure to turn them from their sins you will suffer the same Judgment together among all those who Obey Not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. When have your ever heard your pansy preacher tell people the following:
God, will render to each one according to his deeds: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God. Rom2:6-11
The Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, 2Thes1:7-10
By Mike Desario (source)