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Life Church – A Worldly, Modern Church

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July 2014 Monster

Sunday, July 27, 2014, I went to LifeChurch to observe one of their services. I wanted to see, for myself, what a modern church is like. I can tell you it was amazing what I saw. First, the music was very loud. As you enter the sanctuary, they have boxes attached to the doors full of ear plugs, for those who can’t handle the very loud rock music. Do you know why? I do. It’s because the music is so worldly and loud that a Christian who goes to a normal church service, in order to enjoy the service, has to wear the earplugs to block out some of sound. Do you think that is holy and true? Do you think music that is so loud that you have to wear earplugs is pleasing to the Lord? The music was about as worldly as you can get, with the lead singer in skinny jeans jumping around, and with a haircut where he had to keep pushing the hair out of his eyes. I thought maybe he forgot to use hairspray. The lyrics were lame and like most modern “Christian” songs, didn’t mention righteousness, the blood of Christ, holiness, the Trinity, grace, etc. They even had a guitar solo, just like the worldly rock concerts. And that is the main problem with LifeChurch. It is world friendly. It sounds like the world and acts like the world.

The funny thing is, the speaker kept talking about being deceived by satan, and also about living a life separate from the world, but at the same time, the service was as close to the world as you can get. The speaker said they would do everything just short of sin to try to get the message out. In other words, they are going to get as close to sin as you can get (which you can tell by their service). But why would a Christian want to get that close to sin? And just where is that line, where sin begins? If you don’t know exactly where that line is, how do you know you’re not sinning when you try to come right up to that line? You would think that a Christian would want to get as far from sin as you can get. But not at this church. Do you know why he said that? I do. It’s because sin is attractive to the world, and they want to be a popular church by being attractive to the world. I’m not sure why a Christian or a church would want to be attractive to the world when the Bible speaks otherwise (see James 4:4 and 1 John 2:15-16). They want to make people feel comfortable while they live like the world. They want to tell people to change their life by becoming a Christian, but they don’t have to change the way they dress, the music they listen to, the way they talk, what they drink, etc. You will NEVER hear a sermon on those subjects at LifeChurch.

As far as God’s word goes, I looked but could find no one who brought a Bible. After all, why would you need the word of God in a worldly church service? I looked on the chairs when people were standing to sing. I looked at people coming in the door. I never saw one person who had a Bible, other than the one my friend brought. I didn’t bring one because I knew where I was going – to a worldly church where people don’t have to bring a Bible. They don’t put any Scripture on the screen, but there are some verses printed in the bulletin. The verses are from the new versions, which is strange, because when the speaker quoted a verse, he quoted from the King James. Do you know why? I do. It’s because the new versions take the word “Christ” out of the verse he quoted (Philippians 4:13). I don’t know if a leader over thousands of people can be that ignorant, but doesn’t he realize that his versions are so bad that he can’t even quote them? He also quoted the King James because the King James Bible’s cadence and wording is such that it is very easy to memorize. But the congregation doesn’t know the difference, because they aren’t taught those things.

As for the picture, does that look like something Christian or Biblical? The picture shows a monster, one of the monsters in the movie Frozen, but a monster nonetheless. Ask yourself, does a monster glorify God or lead people to the Lord? Is it something that a church should do? The lobby was turned into a movie set. The Bible was nowhere to be found. The theme of the sermons for the last four weeks was “At the Movies.” There was a notice before the main sermon like you see at the movies. It said the sermon is PG 13 and not appropriate for young children, and parents were strongly cautioned about it so they could take their children out if they didn’t want them to see it. What kind of Bible message is so bad that a child shouldn’t see it? Why should we be given a caution before a church sermon that it is not appropriate for a child to see? Do you know why? I do. It’s because they are so worldly, and are trying to be like to world so much, that they will exclude children to make the service popular. They’re using movies of the world in trying to give truth, instead of the Bible.

The funny thing is, the speaker said that one of the tools of the devil (he never called the devil by name, but called him the “evil one”) is that he lies. Yet he is using the lies of the devil (worldly movies) to give Bible truths. You can’t get truth from the lies of the devil. Luke 6:43 says, “…neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” John 8:44, speaking of the devil, says he “abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Don’t you think, if you want Bible truths, that you should just use the Bible? Do you think using worldly movies is holy and TRUE and Biblical? Do you think Jesus would approve of a message that young children shouldn’t see? Remember what He said to His Disciples? “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14.

This church is going against the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Bible, and is trying to use the world to discover the truths of the Bible, instead of using the Bible itself. There are many examples in the Bible we can use to find the truth in it’s pages. LifeChurch is a worldly church for the end times. A church like this will, eventually, come out as accepting homosexuality. I’ve been around people who attend LifeChurch and who love LifeChurch, and they were very worldly – they cussed, drank, etc. I know the reason they like LifeChurch. They don’t get real preaching about sin and how to live a true Christian life, and how to be separate from the world. They are not convicted about their sin, for their pastor will NEVER give them a true, convicting message aimed at their sins and based on the word of God! The messages are generic slop that smells like the world, and as a result, the people who attend look like the world, talk like the world and walk like the world.

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Video – Psalm 11:3, If the Foundations be Destroyed

Here is a Bible study on 5 Foundations, and the result if those Foundations are Destroyed.

The World is Getting More Anti-God and Anti-Christian every day!

The world is becoming more anti-Christian every day. Here are just two examples. There are many more.

Here is on article about a Street Evangelist being arrested for preaching at Wimbledon in London.
This is coming to America soon. Christian, what will you do when your choice is silence or arrest? Hopefully we’ll get raptured first. If not, realize that the world has to get to the point of real hatred toward Christians, because during the tribulation Christians will have their heads cut off (Rev. 20:4). Now that SCOTUS has joined Obama, both backing gay marriage, the laws against gay marriage will fall, one after another. Then it’s just a matter of time until preaching against homosexuality will be against the law. Get ready. It’s coming. And it will separate the true Christians from those in sheeps clothing!
http://po.st/CkQgW6
Here’s the video. The arrest happens at the end.

Here is a video of two Christians being attacked by homosexuals.
This is what “gay rights” are bringing to America! This is only the beginning! Homosexuals cant stand anyone to have freedom of speech, other than themselves! They want the freedom to PUBLICALLY flaunt their wickedness, but they will NOT put up with anyone else’s freedom!! America is on the highway to hell (Psalm 9:17)!!

(Beware – there is foul language in the video)

Christian, dont be surprised if this happens in America soon. If you don’t use your rights, you will soon lose them. Christians need to be out witnessing in these last, wicked days.

The proliferation of Homosexuality in today’s world.

As you have probably heard, a new poll says that there is a stunning collapse of opposition to gay marriage.
http://news.yahoo.com/poll-stunning-collapse-opposition-gay-marriage-152500838.html;_ylt=AwrNUbAFGElRw3oAEwXQtDMD

This is due to the influence of the media, and the influence of the White House and other prominent figures. Now that the President, a former President, a Republican Senator, and other politicians have come out in support of gay marriage, it lends credibility to the gay marriage cause. Almost 300 corporations voiced their support of gay marriage by filing a brief with the Supreme Court.

But the big player is the news media. They print/post articles that are slanted toward the viewpoint that gay marriage should be the law of the land. As an example, in one issue of USA Today, there were no fewer than three stories on gay marriage. And remember, this was in just one issue, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. See the articles below. Is it any wonder that Americans are slowly approving of gay marriage? This is just one issue in one newspaper. Multiply that by hundreds of newspapers, the internet, people of influence, etc. and you will see why the opposition to gay marriage is eroding.

First there is a story on Hillary Clinton changing her views, or should we say, elucidating her views, to support gay marriage. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/18/hillary-clinton-gay-marriage-obama-bill-clinton/1996461/

Another story was about Senator Portman’s gay son, and about him endorsing gay marriage instead of doing the right thing. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/18/dewayne-wickham-on-portman-and-gay-marriage/1994423/

Then they had an opinion poll via Twitter that asked where you stand on gay marriage. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/18/gay-marriage-supreme-court-your-say/1997973/

And if that wasn’t enough, there was even an article about birds adapting to their environment that said it was a result of evolution.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/18/cliff-swallows-road-deaths/1988363/

There is no doubt that the news media is influencing people with their stories that they print based on their pro-homosexual beliefs. That is why opposition to gay marriage is eroding. See a timeline that shows the slow approval of gay marriage.
http://news.yahoo.com/americas-gay-marriage-evolution-timeline-062500891.html

Soon it will be against the law to speak against gay marriage. It is almost to that point now, as a folk singer “disparaged” gays at one of her concerts and as a result, most of the venues of her tour cancelled her show.
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/formerly-gay-alt-folk-singer-michelle-shocked-slams-221700404.html
And she even has friends in the LGBT movement. Many of her fans said her career is over.

So what does that tell most Americans, including those in the public eye? It says your career is over if you come out against the homosexual lifestyle and against gay marriage. It even happened with Tim Tebow, who is a Christian, after word got out that he was speaking at a Baptist church that was against homosexuals. He abruptly cancelled his speaking engagement. As I said, soon it will be against the law to say anything against gays. For Christians, it will soon force them to make a choice – persecution for their beliefs, or acceptance of the sin that God hates. Someday soon you will have to make a choice. I pray we may all stand for God and against the world.

New Video – The Two Greatest Enemies of Christians in Today’s World

Here is my new video about the two greatest enemies of Christianity and Christians.

Who are you going to believe?

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John 12:25, “He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”

Church Signs That Make God Sick!

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This is a Southern Baptist Church sign.  It makes a mockery of the Lord’s Supper (Communion).  It is not free.  It cost the Son of God His life. 

This sign implies that anyone can come in and partake of the free bread and juice.  The Bible says different. The elements of the Lord’s Supper are only for those who have been born again and  who have the right heart. 

1 Corinthians 11:27-29, “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”

By letting anyone take Communion, this Church is bringing guilt upon those people who take it unworthily, and who do not discern the Lord’s body.

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This sign is a feel good Church sign that makes God sick, cause it is lukewarm (see Revelation 3:15-16). God does NOT love your sin! The truth is, God does NOT love everything about you, and there is no Bible verse that even implies that.

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This sign is from a Church that doesn’t believe the Bible. This Church is taking a stand for atheists and against Christians. But more than that, they believe God actually prefers atheists over Christians. They say this with no Biblical evidence whatsoever. They are judging by how the world judges instead of how God judges. They are ignorant of God and his word. The Bible says we are to hate – to hate sin – Psalm 97:10 says, “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil.” Psalm 119:104 says, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” Proverbs 8:13 says, “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil.”

Proverbs 15:9 says, “The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD.” Proverbs has more than 37 mentions of the wicked, and in none of them are the wicked to be preferred over the righteous.

Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.”

Don’t believe Church signs like this, because actually they are just as wicked as the atheists. Don’t go by your feelings, because they can deceive you (see Romans 16:18). Don’t go by the world, because the world’s ways are against God (see Romans 12:2). Believe and go by the Bible.

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This is from a false church. As you can see by the sign, they are called Guts Church. But they have no guts to separate from the world. Their pastor cusses when he preaches, they have girls in mini-skirts taking the offering, they put on a rock concert, including drum solos, before every message, and the members live like the world, look like the world, talk like the world and are friends with the world. Three of their members who were bikers (they have lots of bikers that go there) were killed coming out of a bar one night.

This sign has nothing to do with the Bible. Nowhere in the Bible does it even imply that we are to help people win. I was thinking about calling them and asking them if they could help me win the lottery.

They have a new sign that says “We have a little something for everyone.” I stopped and asked one of their workers if they have hymns during the service and they said “No.” So the truth is, they do NOT have a little something for everyone. What they have is a little something of all the world’s delights to make the sinner feel comfortable instead of being under conviction.

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Sabbath

This sign is from a false Church that is living under the Law of the Old Testament. The Seventh Day Adventist Church has incorrect beliefs.
Here is the truth about the Sabbath:

• There is absolutely NO reference anywhere in the New Testament for Christians to observe the Sabbath.
• The Sabbath wasn’t known until God revealed it unto Moses (Nehemiah 9:14)
• The Sabbath was given to the Jews as a sign between God and Israel (Exodus 31:13), because the Jews require a sign (1 Cor. 1:22). It was not given to the Gentiles!
• The observance of the Sabbath is part of the Law, and we are NOT under the Law, but under grace (Romans 6:14).
• No one is to judge us in regards to the Sabbath (Colossians 2:16).
• Keeping the Sabbath is a work of the Law, and no one is justified by the works of the Law (Galatians 2:16).
• Christians in the Bible met on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), took up collections on the first day of the week (1 Cor. 16:1-2), preached on the first day of the week (Acts 2:14, 20:7), received the Holy Spirit on the first day of the week (Acts 2:1-4), Jesus rose on the first day of the week (John 20:1, Luke 24:1) and Jesus appeared to His disciples on the first day of the week (John 20:19). Therefore the first day of the week is called the Lord’s day (Revelation 1:10).
• After the book of Acts, the Sabbath is only mentioned once, which speaks against anyone saying you should observe the Sabbath.
• Paul listed the commandments in Romans 13:9, and they do not include the Sabbath day. It also says if there are any other commandments than the ones he listed, they are summed up by just loving your neighbor. Romans 13:10 and Galatians 5:14 both say that love is the fulfilling of the Law. So if you love your neighbor, you have fulfilled the Law, which includes the observance of the Sabbath.
• Galatians 5:1 says Christ has made us free from the Law.
• For those who say that observing the Sabbath is required, Christ is become of no effect to them, and they are fallen from grace (Galatians 5:4).
• Galatians 5:17 says if you are led by the Holy Spirit, you are not under the law.
• Galatians 4:9,10 says that if you observe special days you are in bondage to weak things.
• In Luke 4:16, it doesn’t say that Jesus went into the Synagogue because it was the Law regarding the Sabbath. It says He went into the Synagogue because it was “His custom.” We have a custom too. It is our custom to go to church on the first day of the week – Sunday.

Scripture and the Prosperity Gospel

Many of today’s Churches are teaching the prosperity gospel – that God wants you to be rich and have an abundance of material possessions. This is a false gospel that feeds on the poor and the hopeful. The poor and the hopeful are the ones wishing to have a life where they have all the possessions they want. They are being taught that being poor is a sin. They don’t realize they’re being taught that covetousness is good, and because of their ignorance of the Bible, and their fleshly desire to have more, they feast on what the prosperity preachers are feeding them.

The Bible tells a different story. In Revelation, Jesus calls the poor church rich, and the rich church poor.
Rev. 2:9, “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
Rev. 3:17, “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.”
Proverbs 13:7, “There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.”

The prosperity preachers say that poverty is a curse. They lie. Jesus told the church in Smyrna that they were rich, but it says they were in poverty. In Mark 12:43, Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury.” To Jesus, the poor widow gave more than all the other people who gave, yet she only had two mites. God doesn’t look at a person’s money to determine if a person is rich. In God’s Kingdom, those in poverty are rich. In God’s Kingdom, riches have to do with faith, works, love, knowledge of God’s word, charity, etc. 2 Cor. 8:2, “How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.”
Here Paul says that the Corinthian church was in deep poverty, but was rich in liberality. They gave even when they were in poverty, because even though they were in poverty their heart was rich toward God.

Psalm 37:16 says, “A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.”
Proverbs 16:8, “Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.”
The few riches that a righteous poor person has is better, and is more, than all the riches of the wicked. So if, in God’s eyes, a poor righteous person has more than millions of dollars, why would that poor righteous person want something that means nothing to God? Only those who follow after riches and possessions, and who seek gain from others through false preaching, would think that riches and wealth and money are important.

James 2:5, “Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”
The poor are the ones who have faith. Rich people don’t need faith. They have money. If a wealthy person’s car broke down, do you think they would immediately cry out to God to help them? Not likely. They would get on their cell phone and call a wrecker to come take their car to the shop. Then they would rent a car to get them around while their car was in the shop.
But if a poor person’s car broke down, they would immediately cry out to God for help. They wouldn’t have the money to take their car to the shop, and surely wouldn’t have money to rent a car. They would have nowhere else to turn but to God.

But doesn’t Jesus say in John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”? Yes, but Jesus also defines life in Luke 12:15, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” God’s definition of life does not consist of material things that a person possesses. When Jesus said He came that we might have life, He wasn’t talking about material possessions. A true Christian life has abundance even in poverty.

The Bible has nothing positive to say about financial riches.
Proverbs 22:1, “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”
Proverbs 23:4, “Labour not to be rich”
Psalm 62:10, “if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.”
Luke 1:53, “He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.”

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The prosperity preachers don’t realize that the Bible has nothing good to say about prospering materially or financially.
Daniel uses the word “prosper” four times in describing the anti-Christ. (Daniel 8:24,25,11:27,36)
Psalm 73:12 says, “Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.”
The anti-Christ will prosper. So will the ungodly.
3 John 2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
So how does a soul prosper? When John wished above all things that we may prosper, he wasn’t talking about finances or material possessions. It was about prospering as a soul prospers. Gil’s Commentary on 3rd John says this about verse 2: The soul, when all its iniquities are forgiven, may be said to prosper, when having a spiritual appetite for the Gospel, the sincere milk of the word, it feeds upon it, is nourished by it, and grows thereby; when it is in the lively exercise of faith, hope, and love; when spiritual knowledge is increased, or it grows in grace, and in the knowledge of Christ Jesus; when the inward man is renewed day by day with fresh strength; and when it enjoys communion with God, has the light of his countenance, and the joys of his salvation; and when it is fruitful in every good work.

The prosperity preachers talk about increase, but their covetousness equates increase with money and finances. They don’t realize the Bible speaks of increase as a good thing only when it DOESN’T include money.
Colossians 1:10, “increasing in the knowledge of God.”
Colossians 2:19, “increaseth with the increase of God.”
Luke 17:5, “Increase our faith.”
1 Thessalonians 3:12, “the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another”
Isaiah 29:19, “The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord.”

When the Bible speaks of an increase in financial and material wealth, it speaks of it negatively.
Ecclesiastes 5:10-11, “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?”

The Bible has much to say about the false prosperity teachers.
Jeremiah 14:14 says, “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”

The prosperity preachers teach lies to the people, and the people, having itching ears and a covetous heart, love to hear them.
Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so.”
Jeremiah 8:10, “for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.”

It is a good thing to help the poor and the hopeful. But it is a wicked thing to teach them that financial prosperity is what God desires for them. God bless.

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