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. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mind the Shrink.



Should a believer visit a psychiatrist?

Answer this question first: Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Jeremiah 8: 22


Your visit to the couch is an indication you have no confidence in the promises of God.
Will you let godless men into the recesses of your mind? Your renewed mind (assuming you really have been born again) is the citadel of Christ.  Otherwise you have a reprobate mind.

If you are troubled in the mind, here is your prescription. You need a Bible. (Make sure you have a God-given copy), and a concordance. Search out references to “mind”. Sort them into their two categories. Those relating to a sound mind (2 Tim.1: 7) and those relating to a defiled mind (Titus 1: 15). Meditiate on the sound group of verses. Go on your way rejoicing. If this does not work, seek an evangelist and heed the gospel.

I intend to write more on this subject showing that modern psychiatry is from hell. Also I shall include a case study of how a pair of cultists  sought to destroy a young woman through sectioning. They will be named. This is still being investigated. 12/08/14

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Home Grown Heresy?



"My principal method for defeating heresy is by establishing truth. One proposes to fill a bushel with tares; now if I can fill it first with wheat, I shall defy his attempts."

--John Newton, quoted on the Berean Call website

Sadly, this has never worked. The man with the tares (or leaven) simply pushes a fistful into the heart of the bushel.
What is the answer? 1  Timothy 6: 20 Keep that which is committed to thy trust. Guard it.

But wheat and tares are people, and not doctrines, and the wind blows the tares in through the window. Or it creeps in unawares. Shut it! Keep a padlock on your bushel.

If you attend a Gospel Hall you will know that “Kiddie Konversions” leave all doors and windows metaphorically wide open. 
Most tares arrive first in a pushchair..
RS