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New teachings in the Christian Church- Where are They Leading Us?


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A New Explanation for the Rapture

The prophets claim it is so important for the church to be rid of those who hold to the Bible that God Himself is going to strike them dead to get them out of the way if He has to, or He may even take them right out of the world in a terrible rage - an intriguing thought in regard to the Rapture, for if the theory is correct- that God will remove believers from the earth before pouring out His wrath on the unbelieving world in the period called ''The Great Tribulation'' -it will be seen not as a warning but as validation of the movement's false doctrines!

The End-Time Persecution

The Bible tells us that the global false religious system of the end-time will persecute and martyr believers -

...upon her forehead a name was written... ''BABYLON''... And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints. Rev 17:5-6

- will it be related to their stand on the word of God?

''And when He broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained'' Rev 6:9

The New Age Cleansing... We have seen that the movement believes a united force of faith within a global ''church'' will cause the church's members to be elevated to ''Manifest Sons of God'' (godhood) and bring in the ''Kingdom of God'' on earth. We have seen that they believe it is their responsibility to 'believe these things into happening' through their own faith. Because any who dissent will prevent the universal faith needed to achieve this, they must be ''removed from their place.'' Unity must be achieved even at the price of murdering one's brother. Here again the movement has a major similarity to the New Age movement.

The New Age holds the almost identical belief that when all minds on the earth are focused together in unison on achieving the next 'level of being' (godhood) and the ''New World Order'' of peace and harmony, a mystical power will cause it to happen. Those with dissenting minds can prevent the united focus to achieve this, so they must be removed - New Ager Barbara Marx-Hubbard again:

''Humanity will not be able to make the transition from Earth-only to universal life until the chaff has been separated from the wheat... No worldly peace can prevail until the self-centered members of the planetary body either change, or die... It is a free choice. Evolution is good but it is not nice. Only the good can evolve... This act is as horrible as killing a cancer cell. It must be done for the sake of the future of the whole. So be it; be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning...''

The new, redefined, ''church'' and the New Age movement will be able to join together and act as one. Their beliefs and their goals are entirely compatible. Each one secretly harbors murder under a façade of universal love and acceptance.

...an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. Jn 16:2

Perhaps you have been following this movement or these prophets, unaware of these teachings, and you now agree that this message of murder cannot possibly be from the God of the Bible. Please consider the unlikelihood that a movement with such teachings would otherwise represent the voice of God in any way whatsoever.

Remember Deut 13:1-5, ''If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you... saying, `Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you.''

A god who builds a church on war and murder is not the God revealed in the Bible. Think again on Jesus' warning to us, ''false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order, if possible, to lead the elect astray. But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance'' Mark 13:22-23.

Perhaps you have invested a great deal of yourself into this movement in good faith, and even have a fruitful ministry where you are seeing people come to the saving knowledge of Christ. I want to encourage you that God knows your heart, he knows your motives, and ''from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve (Col 3:24). God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints (Heb 6:10). Now that you know the deeper teachings of the movement, however, you have to make a hard choice.

I want to encourage you that if your ministry is being blessed by God, He will certainly continue to bless and work through it if you dissociate yourself from this movement and its prophets and return to the simplicity and purity of His word.

Despite its pleasant, sensual side, and the 'loving' facade it wears, this movement is perverted from the very core. There is no use trying to salvage it- the movement is being carried along by this theology to this end; it is all bound up together. It has a life of its own, it knows where it is going and what it wants to achieve; and you are not going to change it. Many are those who have tried before you and have finally come away with sad hearts.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ''Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues...'' Rev 18:4

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