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Counterfeit Calvinism and its Pretended "Liberty of Conscience"

Scripture clearly sets limits on the conscience, but those who are desperate to excuse worldly lifestyles will often resort to exalting “liberty of conscience” to a ludicrous degree.  However, conscience is not the ultimate determiner of moral truth and how we should live out our Christian lives as pilgrims in this world, rather than feeling at home in it.  Though the testimony of conscience holds weight, it can never be completely free to determine what is right and wrong, which would be reverting back to the time of Judges when “every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). 

     When the conscience is given final authority, the door is opened for the justification of all sorts of compromise. Because such an unbiblical pretense of “liberty” degenerates into licentiousness when one deifies the conscience and de-emphasizes the authority of Scripture. And sadly, this is becoming rampant today, even among those who were once stewards of… the faith once delivered to the saints.

     Sadly, we live in a time where even those who claim to believe in the absolute sovereignty of God and who even renounce the false “freewill” doctrine of man, will now often put human conscience on par with God’s Word.  As a result, conscience becomes as authoritative as the Bible when one believes they have the unlimited right to act simply as their conscience dictates. Champions of the faith have often stood against the absolute freedom of man’s will (which would make man supersede God), yet they completely capitulate when they turn around and promote the absolute freedom of the conscience!

     Apostle Paul made it clear that our consciences are to be bound by the absolute verdict of God and His Word,  rather than becoming the final court of appeal, for he stated, “I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. It is the Lord who judges me” (1 Cor. 4:4).  Like the fallible, limited will of man, our fallible and limited conscience is not to be exalted above the absolute, unlimited freedom and authority of God. Human conscience is fallibly relative and may be overly-sensitive and over-reactive, or it may be under-sensitive and under-reactive, because according to Scripture, it may be seared, misguided, weak or defiled (1 Tim. 4:2, 1 Cor. 8:1-13, Titus 1:15).

   Today, even many so-called “faith-based” operations are using conscience-searing procedures that are often performed through sins of omission, such as failing to expose heresy and its promoters, or by leaving out the seriousness of sin and judgment, which shows that they are not working under the operation of the Holy Spirit, Who comes to reprove the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (Jn. 16:8).  Such systems leave people with no reason to turn whole-heartedly to Christ. Instead, they are led to a false christ that praises self-esteem, cultivates pride and allows them to indulge in a worldly lifestyle that desensitizes them to evil and creates a false sense of peace in their conscience.

     The motto of worldlings with a seared conscience is, “We are delivered to do all these abominations” (Jer. 7:10).  Some even try to compare apples to oranges by misusing Romans 14 or Colossians 2:21 as an excuse to indulge in illicit sins, or to be entertained by those who do, which makes them guilty of the same sins (Rom. 1:32). Abuse of God’s grace has nothing to do with “liberty of conscience.” But when warned, they’ll often try to use the excuse that it’s only God’s job to convict of sin, for they are willfully ignorant of the fact that God uses means…biblical correction, human accountability, warnings, etc. 

     Apostle Paul stated:

“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any” (1 Cor. 6:12).

Christians can do whatever they want, but their wants have been changed.  They no longer view conformity to Christ as restrictive, but rather view it as instructive on how to follow Him and not be conformed to this world. Paul even deepens this point…

“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not” (1 Cor. 10:23).

Our focus is to now to be on what edifies our brothers and sisters in Christ, not on pridefully and unlovingly flaunting liberty in ways that could cause them to stumble in their faith of Christ (Rom. 14:15). Just because Christians have liberty in the sense that we are no longer in bondage to legalistic restrictions that have nothing to do with true obedience from a regenerated heart, it does NOT mean that worldly things still take a top priority in our lives.

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor. 6:11).

Christians are to be focused on redeeming the time. Paul made clear that we’ve wasted too much time already on worldly things, trying to please people and our own flesh….

“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others” (Eph. 2:2-3). Also see Gal. 5:13).

     While it’s true that the testimony of conscience carries weight when it’s within the bounds of Scripture, its subjective nature prevents it from being biblically qualified as a final authority in determining right and wrong. For instance, though we are to always strive to have “a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men” (Acts 24:16), there are times when we must obey God rather than man (Acts 5:29), which offends man.

In such cases, one will have to be very familiar with God’s objective Word, in order to know the difference and to overcome the devils attempts to manipulate the Christian with false guilt for standing for the cause of Christ, which will always offend those who are conformed to the world and its false religious systems.   

     Another example, is where one’s conscience may be excessively exposed to false guilt trips from pulpits that repetitively blow one single Bible verse completely out of proportion, such as Hebrews 10:25, by constantly harping on the need for Christians to assemble in fellowship, while leaving out the fact that Scripture contains literally hundreds of verses warning about compromising with evil, false doctrines, teachers and missionaries that slip in, rip-off and corrupt many churches. If such pretenders really believed what they harped on, they would not restrict Christian fellowship to such a treasonous turf.

     There are times when one must obey a higher command of God, and only by being immersed in Scripture, rather than the mere dictates of conscience, can one know when those times are, due to the weaknesses and limitations of mere conscience that can be blinded by social and cultural conformity.

 In these last days, it is especially important for Christians to diligently study God’s Word in order to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord (2 Pet. 3:18), so that one will not be subverted by a false “church life.” It’s very easy to be taken captive by a corrupt system if one continues to try to work from within that system, which is why it is so crucial to obey God’s higher command to come out and be separate.

      “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2 Cor. 6:16-18, emphasis mine).

     As a result, one will grow more and more in discernment, whereas, if one stays in compromised churches they will not be able to see the big picture in order to make the right decisions, due to being too close to the problem within the context of “church.” Worse yet, an unbiblical concept of “love” will likely be held in contention with spiritual knowledge and discernment when authoritarian, hierarchal systems try to appeal for tolerance of evil.

Saving knowledge of the true Lord and Savior is the foundation of true, spiritual and biblical love.  According to Scripture, all of these must precede true, biblical love:  saving grace, faith, knowledge of God, peace in Jesus, diligence, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, Christian kindness….. and THEN Christian love (2 Pet. 1:1-7).  The fruits of the Spirit begin with love…love unto the glory and praise of God through Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:11, Gal. 5:22-23), that then leads to a true, biblical love and knowledge that edifies others. And this true love and saving knowledge of God does not come by mans wisdom.

     “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace” (Jas. 3:13-18, emphasis mine).

     So it’s also important to beware of any who emphasize the love of God, more than His holiness. It is crucial to turn from those who say or imply that love is more important than this knowledge, for it would be an unbiblical concept of love that would leave out the fact that true Christian love is predicated upon a solid foundation of a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the only way one can escape the sinful pollutions of the world. 

And that initial God-given knowledge grows and deepens over time. However, it is still the same spiritual knowledge, not just a worldly, Arminian take on spiritual things, because saving knowledge concerns the heart, NOT mere speculative knowledge that involves only the intellect, which is all Arminianism really is.  True, spiritual knowledge grasps the truth of Scripture, while godly wisdom applies it.

     “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment [discernment]; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere [not hypocritical] and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God” (Phil. 1:9-11, emphasis and brackets mine).

     Furthermore, if one ever hears from a pulpit, that those who stand for the particular aspects of what Jesus accomplished on the cross for His people are being “perfect knowledge advocates”….then RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN TO THE DOOR!! Because… the particulars of what Jesus accomplished at the cross are not to EVER be considered “secondary issues” that can be compromised on!!

       Sadly, the slander of true Calvinists being called “perfect knowledge advocates” is also becoming an all too common excuse for counterfeit Calvinists to capitulate when it comes to calling  Arminians to repentance.  If one ever hears from a pulpit about how everyone is at “a different level of knowledge” when it comes to the gospel, or how love is more important than knowledge anyway, or how we must be patient with those who don’t have “as much knowledge as we do”…run for the door as quick as you can, because this is the height of spiritual pride! Besides, true love rejoices in the knowledge of the truth (1 Cor. 13:6).

    True, historic Calvinists know better…that it’s not about “perfect knowledge”….it’s about the gospel!!  UGH!!  Arminianism is not simply a lack of “perfect knowledge,” WHICH NONE OF US HAVE!!  It’s a lack of repentance and belief in the true gospel!!  Jesus saves because He is perfect…NOT because our faith, repentance or knowledge of His truth is perfect! Arminians believe in an incomplete and imperfect savior that can’t save anyone! It is a different faith, a different spirit and a different gospel!!

True Christians do grow in grace and faith, but it is still the SAME GRACE AND FAITH!! Whereas, Arminianism represents a DIFFERENT KIND of grace and faith, the kind that cannot save anyone! There are differences in DEGREE when it comes to true Christian grace and faith, but there are NOT differences in KIND. God’s free gifts of saving grace and faith are of His divine power that actually accomplishes His purposes, rather than providing mere common aids for one to save themselves!!

It IS CRUCIAL TO REMEMBER the difference… there is only ONE FAITH that saves!! And it is God’s free gift of faith in the true Christ of Scripture and what He ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED at the cross.

To compromise on this is treason against Christ!

Copyright ©2020 by Lee Anne Ferguson.

Calvinist Charles Spurgeon once asked, “Do you not know that a person who is silent when a wrong thing is said or done may become a participator in the sin?”   WWi148

“It is well to understand that we are to be “first pure, then peaceable.” Our
peaceableness is never to be a compact with sin, or toleration of evil.”  ME155

 “I fear that, sometimes, in our endeavours to be sweet in disposition, we have not been strong in principle. “Charity” is a word that is greatly cried up nowadays; but, often, it means that, in trying to be courteous, we have also been traitorous.”   2826.170

“It is a wonderfully forgiving world if you will but quit your protest against it.”  1794.437

“Do not say of such-and-such an error, “Oh, it is a mere matter of opinion.” If it be a
matter of opinion to-day, it will be a matter of practice to-morrow. No man has an
error of judgment, without sooner or later having an error in practice.”  434.94

“To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus.”  DG34

See: http://www.spurgeon.us/mind_and_heart/quotes/c3.htm#compromisers

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Arminianism is a Sin Because it Blasphemes God

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Without biblical evidences that true regeneration has taken place, there can be no blessed assurance, but only a superficial, false security that makes excuses for sin, rather than grieving over it, fighting it and pleading for mercy through Christ.  Christians can never reach sinless perfection this side of Heaven, but by God’s grace they will have a tender conscience that will cause them to wage war on sin, rather than rest easy in it. “Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2 Tim. 2:19).

      God leads His people in paths of righteousness for His name sake, which is why He leads them out of false religion (Ps. 23:3).

“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Cor. 7:1).

The ability to truly “cleanse ourselves” is the fruit of the work God accomplishes in His people, for “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 Jn. 1:7). “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works” (Eph. 2:10). So that true Chrsitians can draw near in full assurance of faith with a clean conscience, for He is faithful (Heb. 10:22).

     He transforms His people for His name sake and for the sake of godliness, so that they cannot continue in a perpetual pattern of sin. They can no longer in good conscience join a false religion or stay in one once they learn the truth.  They can no longer in good conscience sit through heretical Bible studies, for He calls them out.  Though it may take them a while to discern the leading of their Savior, once they do, they will not be led by another spirit (Jn.10).  They would rather suffer “without the camp, bearing His reproach” (Heb. 13:13).

     God is jealous for His worship, and commands that it not be mixed with lies:

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, Whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Ex. 34:14). “Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than He” (1 Cor. 10:21-22)?

     According to God’s Word, Paul feared that his people might “put up with” false teachers who proclaim a false Jesus and a false gospel (2 Cor. 11:1-4), because it would indicate that their mind had been corrupted and subtly deceived by the devil, even if they had so much as simply tolerated such.  Paul grieved jealously for his people, for he knew that if they turned from the true gospel that he was giving them, they would turn to fatally deceived deceivers, and ultimately end up turning from God (2 Tim. 3:13).

     Jesus said we cannot serve two masters (Mt. 6:24). We’re either slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness (Rom. 6:19). There are no lukewarm in-betweens. This same warning is reiterated in 2 John vv. 9-11, which exclaims that we’re not even supposed to give deceivers a greeting (in a way that would be approving their false doctrine), or we’ll be “a partaker of their evil deeds.” That’s how serious God’s pure worship is.  Jesus revealed that those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:23-24).

     So dear reader, if you are still sinfully involved in a false religion that blasphemes the true God of Scripture by teaching the lie that Jesus died for all (even those who are in Hell), sinfully counting His blood as a common thing, and teaches that you can be saved by exercising your own “freewill,” (which is a façade) rather than total dependence upon God’s sovereign free grace to give you faith in the true Christ Who saves all those He died for….

….then you need to fall on your face before God and cry to Him for mercy, clinging to THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST ALONE, and renouncing every ounce of your former life of self-righteous pride and indifference to the insurmountable, perfect righteousness and holiness of God.

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Have I become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? (Gal. 4:16)

“This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13).

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Jesus did not come to judge the world during His incarnation, but He DID come to proclaim that there would come a time when He will judge the world (2 Tim. 4:1).  

This is why it is every Christian’s binding duty to love God and others enough to let them know that His judgment has already been determined, and that during this dispensation of grace He still offers escape from the penalty and judgment that sin is due (Jn. 3:18). 

Scripture is clear, that to truly love God and our own soul we must hate sin.  Those who love sin are actually hating God and their own souls (Prov. 15:32, 19:8).  So, to truly love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength, and to truly “love others as ourselves,” we MUST warn them about sin. 

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful” (Prov. 27:5-6).

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The “Church” of Christ: A Prison of Performance

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Like most Arminian sects, the CoC put human logic on par with God’s divine decrees, which created a prison of performance, where our religious identity became heavily shackled to a man-made system. As a deadly consequence, disobeying the CoC system became equal to disobeying God; the same pit Romanism leads to, and what Paul warned about (Col. 2:22).

      No wonder Jesus described this kind of nonsense as “straining at a nat and swallowing a camel” (Mt. 23:24), for it leads to eating and drinking damnation to one’s own soul (1 Cor. 11:29-30).  One can only imagine just how guilty the CoC may be of the body and blood of Christ, by implementing a system that displaces and distorts the truth concerning Jesus’ body and blood, insults the Spirit of grace, and replaces His gospel with non-essential assumptions and commandments of men that are hostile to the gospel.

     The irony was that the most crucial aspect of salvation, which is saving faith (in the true Christ of Scripture) being a gift from God apart from any human effort, was replaced with disputable things, which dishonored the name of Christ, and eclipsed the biblical view of the gospel. No wonder Romans 14 strongly warns against making disputable things essential to salvation!  In Jesus Christ there are no “doubtful disputations.”

Copyright ©2019 by Lee Anne Ferguson.

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More Historical Proof of the Malicious Arminian Spirit of Persecution

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    Thanks to a very godly Christian friend of mine, I am once again able to share some of the research they have done concerning the malicious spirit behind Armnianism. Here goes–

“The saintly Samuel Rutherford who occupied a professor‘s chair at St. Andrew‘s University, made use of his scholarship to defend the faith by publishing a notable book against Arminianism. ―It was this malicious spirit of Arminianism, writes the editor of The Contender (Nova Scotia), that drove the Episcopal leaders (in conjunction with the civil power of the king) to persecute the Covenanters to prison and to death. As a direct result of his book against Arminianism, Rutherford was put through the form of a trial by a group of Arminian bishops who were led by Sydserff of Galloway, deprived of his pastoral charge at Anwoth and banished to the town of Aberdeen. In a letter Rutherford wrote to a minister in Ireland, Robert Cunningham, he says: The cause that ripened their hatred was my book against the Arminians, whereof they accused me, on those three days I  appeared before them. And in a letter from Aberdeen in 1637, to Mr. John Ferguson of Ochiltree, Rutherford refers to his trial, saying, I was judicially accused for my book against the Arminians, and commanded by the Chancellor to acknowledge I had done a fault in writing against Dr. Jackson, a wicked Arminian.

“In a footnote to this letter, the editor Dr. Bonar, says: Dr. Thomas Jackson, Dean of Peterborough, first held Calvinistic sentiments but afterwards became an Arminian, a change which recommended him to the favour and patronage of Archbishop Laud. The character of Laud may be seen in relation to his part in the trial, sentencing, imprisonment, and torturing of Dr. Alexander Leighton at London. A sketch of Leighton‘s history is given in the preface to a letter which Rutherford wrote him while in prison. The sketch says that Leighton, because of his zeal for Presbyterian principles and against the innovations of Laud, was arrested in 1629 and kept in an abominable cell sixteen weeks before his trial by the Star Chamber. Because of this ―severe distress that had brought skin and hair almost wholly off his body, he could not attend his trial. The Star Chamber condemned the afflicted and aged divine to be degraded as a minister, to have one of his ears cut off, and one side of his nose slit, to be branded on the face with a red-hot iron, to stand in the pillory, to be whipped at a post, to pay a fine of £1,000 and to suffer imprisonment until the fine was paid. When this inhuman sentence was pronounced, Laud took off his hat, and holding up his hands, gave thanks to God who had given the Church victory over her enemies! The sentence was executed without mercy, and Leighton lay in prison till upwards of ten years. When liberated he could hardly walk, see, or hear. He died in 1649” (The Contender—Nova Scotia, April, 1955).

“These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.” (Jn 16: 1-2).

     “In 1631, five years before he was condemned and banished to Aberdeen, Rutherford wrote to Marion McNaught from his parish at Anwoth concerning Dr. Henry Burton, whose footsteps he was later to follow. Says Rutherford in this letter, Know that I am in great heaviness for the pitiful case of our Lord‘s Kirk. I hear the cause why Dr. Burton is committed to prison is his writing and preaching against Arminians. I therefore entreat the aid of your prayers for myself, and the Lord‘s captives of hope, and for Zion. The Lord hath let and daily lets me see how deep furrows Arminianism and the followers of it draw upon the back of God‘s Israel—but our Lord cut the cords of the wicked! Arminianism was not more rampant than it is now in England, Scotland, and our own North American continent.

Let us not think that the malignant spirit of persecution that moved the Arminians—led by Bishop Sydserff, Archbishop Laud and others—died at the end of the covenanting struggles of long ago.  The Arminians of today hold precisely the same false doctrines, and are just as relentlessly opposed to the absolute sovereignty of God and unconditional election as were the Arminians of old” (The Contender—Nova Scotia, April, 1955).

William MacLean, Arminianism – Another Gospel, Arminianism (Introduction), A Westminster Standard Publication, Gisborne, New Zealand, No. 29, 1965, pg. 6-8, available from Sermon Audio.

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Christian Persecution in America Part 2

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It is crucial in the times we live in to understand what God’s Word says about obeying the governing authorities, and how we must not submit if it commands us to compromise our conscience and go along with what God forbids (e.g. Rom. 13).  It is also of equal importance to be biblically informed on how Christians need to be prepared for the severe persecution that is coming (and is already here for some of us) and how they will be falsely framed by those in authority, just like Jesus was. We’re to be prepared as sheep for the slaughter.

 We are not all going to go down in history, like John Bunyan, as noble Christians who suffered for the sake of Christ. We now live in worse times, for those who believe all they hear and see in the media will develop evil suspicions and will believe that true Christians are actual criminals.  Already true Christians are being called “domestic terrorists” by some governing officials that hate the God of the Bible.  And many are believing them!

True Christian persecution is not being portrayed in the news.  It is being silenced and censored.  Instead, heretics are being hailed as Christian martyrs, heretics that are haters and murderers of true Christians! The corrupt, ecumenical Voice of the Martyrs organization has been doing this for years.

God’s people need to be warned from American pulpits that they should not believe all they see in the mainstream media, which is constant propaganda to deceive people.  Better yet, they should be encouraged to get away from all of that filth and back to reading and believing the Bible.  Only then will they be able to discern that true, honest, investigative reporters were purged from the mainstream media years ago. The talking heads that have taken their place are sold out puppets of a false political narrative and Luciferian agenda. 

Let’s get back to basics.  We don’t have to be informed by an addictive black box.  We need to depend solely upon God and His Word, so that we can stand against these wiles of the devil.

I grieve that I ever allowed my children to be fed into the mouth of Molech, through the public school system, false religion and media indoctrination. I cannot change the past, but according to Scripture, I can redeem the time and take a stand now against what is so manifestly evil (Eph. 5:16). This is also why I am not involved, and never have been, and hopefully never will be, in addictive hyper-socialized media platforms. I have seen what it does to so many people, and it is truly heart-breaking.

Considering all of the strong, delusional distractions and distortions of mind that we have going on today, one can only imagine what those godly men from the 1600’s would think about our current conditions, when even then it was determined that God’s impending judgement upon churches and nations was close at hand. For instance, Puritan John Owens had this to say:

“Some are so well pleased with their present advantages, in promotions, dignities, and wealth, as their interest, that they cannot endure to think of these things. Whatever warnings are portended of approaching judgments, they look on them as the threatenings of such as have ill-will against them, and would have these things to portend their trouble. Guilt makes them fearful and sensible, and they think it best to hide those things from themselves, which, if they are so, they cannot remedy.

Take heed of vain confidences. Men are apt, in such seasons, to fix on one thing or other, wherewith they relieve and support themselves; and there is not any thing that is more effectual to keep them off from this duty and the frame of spirit which is required in them. If you speak with any man almost, you may, with a little heed, discover wherein his confidence doth lie, and what it is that he trusts unto. But, saith the prophet unto such persons, “The Lord hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them,” Jer. ii. 37.

See: https://ccel.org/ccel/owen/sermons/sermons.ii.xvi.iv.html

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“Soaking Prayer” is dangerous ground

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Conscience searing procedures are often performed through spiritually dangerous counseling and “prayer techniques” that are similar to occult practices and secular psychotherapy, which is highly encouraged in Arminian circles. But they are often “Christianized” under terms such as “Soaking Prayer,” contemplative meditation, etc., where one’s unconscious or subconscious “needs” are brought to the surface, to expose causes of “unproductive behavior” that keep one from living up to ones “full-potential.”  So the main focus is always upon self… not God.  And Scripture strongly warns against self-worship (e.g. Rom. 12:3, Phil. 2:3, 2 Tim. 3:2). 

     False religious systems promote the idea that one “gets in a bad situation” because their needs are not met, and portrays Jesus as a genie in a bottle.  However, Scripture reveals that Adam, Eve and even Satan himself had everything one could ever ask for, and yet, they still rebelled against God! So Jesus let multitudes know that their only hope was for God the Father to draw them to Him the true Christ, to teach them that they needed eternal riches more than earthly treasures (Jn. 6:44-65). But superficial followers don’t want to hear it and so they end up walking away (v. 66).

     Scripture makes it clear that sin is humanity’s problem, not “unconscious needs” or low self-esteem. The last thing we need is self-ascension. We tend to love ourselves too much, which is one reason we make bad choices.  The heart (which is the seat of our conscience, thoughts, emotions and choices), must be made anew by a supernatural act of God, due to the effects of being spiritually deadened by sin. Although we don’t have the ability to do this ourselves, it does not excuse us from being responsible toward God, for we are still fully conscious, self-aware and actively rebellious.  He does not lower His standard just because we are fallen.    

This is why we need the Savior, Who lived up to God’s perfect standard of righteousness perfectly. Our rescue is not about self-realization of conscious or unconscious needs that must be “psychoanalyzed” or used as excuses not to be accountable to God for our active, self-centered sinfulness. Behavior modification only suppresses the truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18).

Humanistic psychotherapy is based on the godless imaginations of atheists, such as Sigmund Freud, who, like most unswerving Arminians, hated the absolute sovereignty of God and the biblical concept of sin.  Though the CoC claims that confessions of faith (or creeds) are nothing more than man-made opinions, it has the audacity to incorporate into its ministries, the unbiblical opinions of pseudo-science, which is defined as: “a system of theories, assumptions, and methods erroneously regarded as scientific.”

The Bible warns against “science falsely so-called” (1 Tim. 6:20). True science can be measured, studied, tested, repeated, observed and verified.  Yet–

     “Psychotherapy escapes the rigors of science because the mind is not equal to the brain and man is not a machine.  The actual foundations of psychotherapy are not science, but rather various philosophical world views, especially those of determinism, secular humanism, behaviorism, existentialism, and even evolutionism. Its influence has not been confined to the therapist’s office, for its varied explanations of human behavior and contradictory ideas for change have permeated both society and the church.”

See: Martin and Deidre Bobgan, Prophets of Psychoheresy I, (Santa Barbara, CA:  EastGate Publishers, 1989), pp. 24, 25.

Copyright ©2020 by Lee Anne Ferguson

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More Proof: Jesuits Planted the “Drug” of Arminianism to Destroy the Protestant Reformation from Within

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Given the overwhelming evidence of Arminianism being a “Papist Plot” from the get-go, there can be no reasonable excuse for professed Christians to continue to passively go along with its political and unbiblical dictates. Given the historical discoveries of Arminianism’s Jesuit roots, it is every true Christians duty to renounce and expose its infiltration of Christendom.

Despite the ancient language and spelling, take a very close look at this perfect illustration of just how sinister the powers of darkness have operated for centuries “under the radar”…….and compare it to how they are still operating behind the scenes today, especially in the public arena, by claiming to be true Christians who are “persecuted” by operations that they themselves have created in order to gain sympathizers over to their wicked cause of deceiving the masses…..

“March, 1628. A Jesuit’s Letter, sent to the Rector at Bruxels, about the ensuing Parliament.” The design of this letter was to give the Superior of the Jesuits, then resident at Brussels, an account of the posture of civil and ecclesiastical affairs in England; an extract from it I shall here subjoin:

“Father Rector, let not the damp of astonishment seize upon your ardent and zealous soul, in apprehending the sodaine and unexpected calling of a Parliament. We [the Jesuits] have now many strings to our bow. We have planted that soveraigne drugge Arminianisme, which we hope will purge the Protestants from their heresie; and it flourisheth and beares fruit in due season. For the better prevention of the Puritanes, the Arminians have already locked up the Duke’s (of Buckingham) eares; and we have those of our owne religion, which stand continually at the Duke’s chamber, to see who goes in and out: we cannot be too circumspect and carefull in this regard. I am, at this time, transported with joy, to see how happily all instruments and means, as well great as lesser, co-operate unto our purposes. But, to return unto the maine fabricke:–OUR FOUNDATION IS ARMINIANISME. The Arminians and projectors, as it appeares in the premises, affect mutation. This we second and enforce by probable arguments.”

See: http: //www.apuritansmind.com/arminianism/arminianism-is-the-road-to-rome/
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Arminianism: A “Papist Plot”

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As a continuation of my last post, here is another very telling fact about Arminianisms wicked roots, which is available at: understanding-ministries.com from an article titled:

The Roots of Arminianism

Here author Paul Fahy states as follows:

“What is clear is that the progress of Arminianism is not due to the attraction of the ideas alone, but that, especially in England, Jesuit activity has encouraged and developed its progress. It is bad enough that Arminius took Pelagian ideas and revamped them to make them more attractive to Christians and to blur the edges between Protestants and Catholics. His teachings dishonour God’s sovereignty and cause people to shipwreck their faith. But for this to be part of a papist plot from the start shows the insidious and evil source of the whole issue. Modern believers who knowingly or unknowingly cling to Arminian theology (as most do) should be aware of the real roots of this deception. Without doubt the progress of Arminianism in Puritan England had a Jesuit root.” (Emphasis Mine)