Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Great News
The Javelin of Phinehas by William Lincoln is now availabe on Google Books.
Google it and read it.

I was first told of this book by T Garrett, an elder in the Onslow Road Assembly, in the '60,s and have waited until today to read it! Tom never read it.
RS

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Again, beware Contemporary Worship Music



We posted an article in June this year, warning against Contemporary Worship Music as represented by the Gettys.

R Cargill, in his article “A Goodly Heritage”, Believer’s Magazine, September 2014, writes
“many beautiful, expressive, and Scriptural hymns have been written recently and sung widely.”
He mentions “How deep the Father’s love for us” and “In Christ alone my hope is found”
These are indeed beautiful Scriptural hymns, but R Cargill does not give a warning against them. He claims they are widely sung which we presume will include his own circle of fellowship.
The fish in the river sees the fly but does not see the hook! We attach therefore the comments found on David Cloud’s website:

Stuart Townend is charismatic in theology and radically ecumenical in philosophy, supporting the Alpha program which bridges charismatic, Protestant, and Roman Catholic churches. He is a member of the charismatic Church of Christ the King in Brighton, U.K. and supports the “extraordinary manifestations of the Spirit,” which refers to the demonic/fleshly charismatic mysticism such as meaningless gibberish, spirit slaying, holy laughter, and shaking.
Townend is at the forefront of producing TRANSITION SONGS and BRIDGE SONGS designed to move traditional churches along the contemporary path toward Christian rock. From the perspective of the CCM artists involved in this, they aren’t doing anything sinister. They are simply and sincerely trying to “feed” the “broader church.” But from a fundamentalist Bible-believing position, the effect is to draw “old-fashioned” Bible churches into the contemporary orb, and that is most sinister.

Bridge songs include Townend’s “How Deep the Father's Love for Us” and “In Christ Alone” by Townend and Keith Getty. ̶  David Cloud; wayoflife.org

It may be that R Cargill is an Ecumenist, or just plain ignorant. In any case discerning believers will be very wary of anything published in Believer’s Magazine.
RS

Friday, August 29, 2014

New Blog

I have created a new blog for conversion stories.

See www.uswhicharesaved.blogspot.com

the title is Redeemed of the Lord say so

You are welcome to submit your story for publication.
I don't promise all will be published.

Email to waymarks@ntlworld.com

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hebrews 6: 2



Hebrews 6: 2 updated
Of the doctrine of baptisms (baptismos)

“of the doctrine of washings”    JND
“instruction about cleansing rites”    NIV
“and of instruction about washings”    ESV

The writer to the Hebrew Christians is establishing the importance of not having to return to teaching again the first principles of the faith. The first steps are repentance toward God, faith in Christ, followed by water baptism. The once and for all baptism of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost is also a basic teaching.
Cleansing rites and washings have nothing to do with the Christian faith. They belong to Judaism.

The Judaizers, warned about by Paul in his epistles, were having a devastating effect on many Jewish converts Thus we see that J N Darby, himself opposed to Christian baptism, continued in the work of the Jadaizers, along with the producers of the modern perversions and parodies of Scripture.

The AV translators were well aware of the alternative translation of baptismos as is revealed in Hebrews 9: 10, which stood , only in meats and drinks, and divers washings (baptismos), and carnal ordinances, imposed on them, only until the time of reformation.

Washings, etc. ceased at Pentecost and therefore could not constitute first principles.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

God not so longsuffering after all - Dr J Jacob, Bicester



Genesis 6: 3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

We heard a preacher, Joshua Jacob,of the Bicester Brethren assembly, tell his audience that in the light of Genesis 6; 3, if they rejected the gospel, they might find “they have crossed the line” and God would no longer allow them to get saved. He taught that one could pass the point where it would be impossible to repent. He was not speaking of death and he was not speaking of dementia.
I inferred from his preaching that God’s longsuffering could run out while a man was still fit and well physically.
I do not know of a line that can be crossed because one has gone too long in unbelief.  This is not what Genesis 6: 3 teaches.
Note: Ch.6 v.1  adam is plural. Men are spoken of.  In v.3 adam is singular. The race is seen as one. What applies to one man in this context applies to all. The striving ceases for the whole human race. It is done because of his being flesh and therefore having limited time on this planet.
Note also: spirit is with a small s. The Holy Spirit is not mentioned in this verse. It is the breath God breathed in, as v.17 reveals. The breath of life.
The fact is we are born into disobedience and remain in it until we repent and trust Christ, or death takes us out of it. Only then does God’s grace cease towards the sinner. God’s pleading voice is heard through the gospel\ of Christ and not through emotional appeals or threats. a gospel preached on the wrong application of this verse leads to confusion and false professions of faith.
J Jacob appears not to understand the nature of the Gospel of Christ.  He uses Proverbs 29: 1,( He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy)  to teach that if a man errs too often, then God will summarily execute him. How many times will God allow the "hard-neck" to get away with it? 
This can be hearrd on the Hebron Hall, Bicester, website audio messages. 

The whole human race is opposed to God, each soul hard-necked from birth. Reproof in this dispensation is through the convicting of the Holy Spirit by means of Scripture.Judgment for the unrepentant sinner is reserved.
We assume there is none left at Bicester with any grasp of the truth of God. How is it that J Jacob is not reproved for his ignorance and abuse of Scripture?
RS

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pseudo medicine for pseudo brethren.

For those who think there is some value in Christian Counselling, I recommend "The Dark Side of Christian Counselling" by Dr E S Williams.
DR Williams is a Baptist and was Medical Officer for Health, Croydon.
It is a good read and should help wipe away any delusions held concerning the benefit of Christian Counselling, so-called. This "psycho" stuff is a direct satanic attack on Scripture.
Check it out.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Get yourself sorted out.

A few points to get your teeth into;

The term "Psychiatry" was invented in 1808 by J C Reil. Not to be confused with J C Ryle.
Reil was not a Christian, though his father was a Lutheran pastor.

Carl Jung wrote "the secret of life is found "at the mystical heart of all religions".  He has been described as "the Father of Neo-Gnosticism and the New Age Movement,"

Thomas Szasz argued that mental illness was a myth used to disguise moral conflicts, He has said, "serious persons ought not to take psychiatry seriously - except as threat to reason, responsibility and liberty".
Now note this! Szasz was professor emeritus 0f Psychiatry, State University, NY. He died in 2012.
 You may need to rethink things!
We do bear in mind that mental disorders can be produced by various causes. An imbalance of sodium levels can play havoc with one's thought processes and can take a long time to be resolved.

Case study still to come. Keep reading. Keep praying. sesSee comment below.e
RS

Read "Psychiatry.The Science of Lies." T Szasz 2008.