The Christian Response to the Contemporary View of Man

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John 15:5

Without Me you can do nothing.

Contemporary Doctrine:

Proverbs 23:7

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.

The next doctrinal error we want to discuss is that man has been created with great potential and only needs to find the keys to unlock that potential in order to live a happy and productive life. Of course this teaching did not originate within Christianity but has been adopted into much contemporary teaching. The Christian form of this false teaching says that the Bible teaches us the keys we need to be able to live the abundant and productive life we were created for.

It is assumed that one of the biggest things keeping the Christian from living up to his God-given abilities is his bad self-esteem. He doesn’t realize how much potential resides within him, so he doesn’t live up to it. His thoughts about himself are too low. And since he undervalues himself in his heart, his heart overflows with negative words and confessions about himself, which in turn make his situation even worse. He is unaware that his words have power to create reality because he is unaware of his inherent potential. So the greatest key to changing his life is to change how he views himself. Continue reading “The Christian Response to the Contemporary View of Man”

The Christian Response to the Contemporary View of Jesus

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Revelation 1:14-17

His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.”

Contemporary Doctrine:

Matthew 11:29

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Jesus Christ Himself declared, “He who has seen me, has seen the Father” (John 14:9). For this reason many contemporary Christian teachers teach that God is not angry and vengeful as old-school preachers used to imply, but instead He is tolerant, meek and merciful. Such teachers proclaim that Jesus Christ is perfect theology. By saying this they mean that Jesus, as presented in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John is a perfect and complete picture of who God is. Continue reading “The Christian Response to the Contemporary View of Jesus”

The Christian Response to the Contemporary View of God

Hebrews 10:30-31

For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Contemporary Doctrine:

1 John 4:8

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

If we had to use one verse to describe how God is portrayed in our day it would be 1 John 4:8, which proclaims, “God is love.” God is portrayed as patient, merciful, forgiving and gracious in the majority of contemporary Christian sermons, songs and movies. A lot of time is spent trying to help people shake off the old fashioned notion that God is angry with sinners and threatens them with eternal hell if they refuse to turn from sin and rebellion. Instead they are urged to realize that God actually wants to help them in every area of their life, but since He is a divine Gentleman He is waiting for them to open their hearts and let Him help them.
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A Tract for Nominal Christians

Consider Jesus Christ’s question to you, “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord, ‘ and don’t do the things I say?” (Luke 6:46)

Jesus taught that he who sins is a slave to sin and that a slave will not live in the Father’s house forever (John 8:34-35). He also taught that many people who believe that he is Lord will be rejected by him on Judgment Day because they lived in disobedience (Matthew 7:21-23). He told us that on the Last Day those who have done good will be raised to everlasting life and those who have done evil will be raised to everlasting judgment (John 5:28-29). And in the last chapter of the Bible he warned us that when he returns he will pay back each person according to their deeds (Revelation 22:12).

In light of his teaching and his warnings are you ready for the Day of Judgment? Don’t comfort yourself by saying that you have been baptized, or that you are a member of a church, or even that you are a church leader. None of these will save you on that Day when “God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ” and all will “appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil” (Romans 2:16, 2 Corinthians 5:10).

“But I was born a Christian,” some will say. But that is a lie according to God’s word. The Bible teaches that everyone was born in sin and has lived in sin. For this reason Jesus said, “Unless you are born again you will never see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Maybe you feel relieved when you hear that because you were “born again” in the waters of baptism. But Jesus went onto say, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 5:5). Being baptized is good, but it is not enough to get you to heaven. You must be born again by the Spirit of God; you must receive a new heart with new desires. Since you were born a sinner you can do nothing but sin against God. For this reason you are under the condemnation of God up until this moment. You need God to change you from within so you can live a holy life.

Jesus said that only the pure in heart would see God, and in the book of Hebrews we are taught that we will never see God if we don’t live a holy life (Matthew 5:8, Hebrews 12:14). When someone asked Jesus what we must do to inherit eternal life he answered that we must love the Lord our God with all of our heart soul, mind and strength, and we must love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:25-28). Romans 13:8-10 tells us that if we love God and others we will not break God’s commandments. In fact, 1 John 2:3-4 tells us that if someone says that they know God but don’t obey his commands they are a liar. In the next chapter, 1 John 3:4-9 tells us that anyone who lives in sin is a child of the devil, and that anyone who is born again by God’s Spirit stops sinning against God.

Consider your situation in light of what Hebrews 10:26-27 warns:

For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries.

Don’t imagine that God will somehow overlook your sins. God is holy. He hates sin so much that He created a place of eternal torment for those that practice it. You cannot escape the wrath of God because you were born in a Christian family, because you were baptized or because you faithfully attend church and truly believe Jesus is the Savior of the world. None of this will save you on the Day that God will judge you according to what you have done!

In Romans 3:23 we are taught that the wages of sin is death. This means that what you have sown you will reap. You have sown sin and you will reap death and destruction from a holy God. All your life you have gone to church on Sunday, prayed, heard the teaching of the Bible, sang songs and then went home back into the same sins. Your judgment will be worse than those who have never heard of Christ because you knew he was the Lord but refused to obey his commands. Instead you imagined that you could do what you wanted without any consequences.

Consider what Hebrew 10:28-31 warns:

If anyone disregards Moses’ law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

You must do two things to escape the wrath of God that is coming upon you.

  1. You must repent!

Repentance is the decision in your heart to stop sinning and rebelling against a holy God. God is good and you are evil. He is not going to destroy you because he is mean. No, he is very, very good! But that is a problem for you. A good God hates sin and will not tolerate it. But you live in sin. Out of your heart comes many evil things like evil thoughts, immorality, lust, watching pornography, pride, violence, anger, hatred, cursing, drunkenness, drug use, jealousy, lying, stealing, selfishness, hypocrisy, adultery, fornication, etc. You are full of sin! And God hates all of it! He is not evil, you are!

With the decision to turn from sin must come action. You must do whatever you need to do in order to avoid temptation. If certain friends influence you to sin, leave them. It is better to go to heaven without them than go to hell with them. You must take action to leave sin!

  1. You must place your trust in Christ!

Repentance only gets you away from sin, but it doesn’t wash you clean from your sin. You still have a life of sin behind you and a heart filled with sinful desires to get freed from. Only Jesus Christ can forgive your past and change your heart.

You might have believed your whole life that Jesus is the Savior of the world, that is good, but even the demons believe that. You must believe from your heart that Jesus died to wash you clean from your sins. You must believe he did it for you, not just for the world. If you still aren’t sure whether you are going to heaven when you die, then you have not yet believed in Christ. If you truly believed that Jesus died to wash away your sins you would not fear death, but would rejoice that you have eternal life. Place your trust in what he did for you! You must believe in the blood of Jesus Christ!

But Jesus did not just die to wash away your past sins, he also rose from the dead in order to give you a new heart and life. He overcame sin, death and the devil in order to set your free. He said that anyone that sins is a slave to sin and will not go to heaven, but he also said that if he sets you free from sin you will be truly free (John 8:33-35). The decision to turn away from sins must come from your heart, but the power to walk out that decision will come from the Holy Spirit that God will give you the moment you truly trust in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. You must receive that power by walking out repentance while trusting in Jesus Christ to transform you on the inside.

What sin are you willing to go to hell for?! No sin is worth it! Leave your sins and turn to the holy God. God loves you so much that he sent his Son to die for your redemption, will you love your sin more than such a wonderful God?!

What will you trust to wash away your sins? Do you think going to church, or being a faithful church member can cleanse you of all the evil things you have thought, said and done?! Only the sacrifice of Christ can wash away your sins and only his Holy Spirit can give you a new heart with new desires so you can love God supremely and love others as much as you love yourself.

Flee the wrath of God by turning away from your sins and placing your trust in the Savior!

Hebraic Roots Movement


I have been getting some comments from a person in the Hebraic Roots Movement so i decided to put up some videos I did on the topic a couple years ago. If you are unfamiliar with the topic i encourage you to watch these 3 videos. This is an aggressive error that can sweep people away from the Gospel very quickly, so those of us that are involved in shepherding the flock should be aware of this ancient heresy in the modern church.


The series of videos can be found at:

Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement! #1:

Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement #2:

Exposing the hebrew roots movement #3:


A Godly Woman’s Wardrobe

I did not write this article, but I am grateful for the pastor who did. I believe it will be helpful for godly women. The Bible emphasizes the modesty of women & thus the emphasis of this article is directed towards women. But the sad fact is that our society has devolved to such levels that even men show off their bodies. So this article should be read by men as well. All Christians are held to the biblical standards of “modesty, propriety & moderation.” We don’t hear those words often in our day, so if you need to Google their definition, have at it;-) 

I’m sure that some people feel that such an article shouldn’t be written by a man. But I would like to defend the author by pointing to the example of the Apostles Paul and Peter. In 1 Tim. 2:9-10 and 1 Peter 3:3-5 both Apostles, by the Spirit of God, were not shy about addressing the apparel and adornments of women. And though some might call it unfair that the author didn’t also address how men adorn themselves, I must note that that neither Peter nor Paul felt compelled to address men on this point.

Others might feel the author is blaming Bathsheba for David’s sin. I disagree; I believe he means that David had his sin and Bathsheba had hers. Whatever might have been the situation in David and Bathsheba’s case, I believe the author’s point is that men have their responsibility and women have theirs. I believe this is a valid point.

Lastly. I have been in Asia for close to 2 decades now. So my sensibilities are a bit different than Americans. The mention of body parts makes me blush. But I believe the author mentions such details so that reader will know exactly what he is referring to. He is not being crude in my opinion; he is being clear. 


The Godly Woman’s Wardrobe

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What Does Hell Teach Us About God

It is common in our day to try and apologize on God’s behalf for the existence of eternal hell. Orthodox Christians are not bold enough to play around with the heresies that say lost souls will stop existing after death or that everyone in hell will eventually go to heaven anyways. But they still feel compelled to help God’s public relations campaign by softening the blow of eternal conscious punishment.

Since many Christians nowadays have basically accepted the idea that love is God’s primary trait, they find it difficult to say God is first and foremost motivated by love towards all, but he created an eternal fire for his enemies. Usually the argument goes something like this:

“God is so loving that he gives us free will. he will not violate this free will by making us live with him in heaven forever. So actually he doesn’t throw anyone into hell, he just lets them go there if they choose.”

Though this almost, though not very convincingly in my opinion, shows how a loving God could allow people to go to hell, it doesn’t deal faithfully with what the Bible teaches. Jesus said that we should fear him who can cast both body and soul into hell. And elsewhere we are told that Jesus will come like a flame of fire to bring vengeance on God’s enemies who do not obey the gospel. Continue reading “What Does Hell Teach Us About God”

Exposing the Errors of the Hebraic Roots Movement (Video #3)

In this short video we discuss:
What does Paul mean when he says we are justified by faith?
What does James mean when he says we are justified by works?
And what do either of these things have to do with the Hebraic Roots Movement?

The spirit Behind the Hebraic Roots Movement (Video)

Here is a link to an excellent video exposing the spiritual pride at the root of the hebraic roots movement. this is a dangerous heresy that is tearing churches apart and causing many to make a shipwreck of their faith.


Exposing the Errors of the Hebraic Roots Movement (Video #2)

This is a second video in a series of videos that expose the errors of the Hebraic Roots Movement. In this episode we look at the Sermon on the Mount, especially Matthew 5:17-20. These are key passages that the Devil uses to cause people to stumble into the Judaizing heresy.