Page updated 11 Dec 2015
Organized Religion and the Great Apostasy
False Doctrines and Theologies
The Sleeping Church
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8
Continue reading- Mark 3:14-15(verse 14) And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
(verse 15) And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:Mark 3 verses 14-15, Mark 6:13And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed [them].Mark 6 verse 13, Mark 16:17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.Mark 16 verse 17, Luke 9:1-3(verse 1) Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
(verse 2) And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
(verse 3) And he said unto them, Take nothing for [your] journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.Luke 9 verses 1-3, Luke 11:20But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.Luke 11 verse 20
Healing the sick
Oh please don't say "But Benny Hinn and Richard Roberts do this!" Do they really? Go back and read about these false teachers and their fake healings. It is all business. It is a performance folks. Have you ever known anyone personally who was healed by God through either of these men?
Matthew 10:7-8(verse 7) And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(verse 8) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.Matthew 10 verses 7-8, Mark 3:14-15(verse 14) And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
(verse 15) And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:Mark 3 verses 14-15, Mark 6:13And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed [them].Mark 6 verse 13, Luke 9:1-2(verse 1) Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
(verse 2) And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.Luke 9 verses 1-2, Luke 10:8-9(verse 8) And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
(verse 9) And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.Luke 10 verses 8-9
Where is the altar call?
When was the last time you ever saw an altar call at the end of a service? It has become a rare event these days. Most preachers could care less about witnessing or seeing people get genuinely saved. Preachers want to bring more people into their church in order to make them look good and to increase donations for themselves. Yet winning souls for Christ should be the main focus.
The gospel message is supposed to be free to anyone who wants to hear it but most of today's preacher's have placed a high price on that gospel whether in sermon or in music. Most of today's preachers are dancing around on a very slippery slope. They will certainly have a lot to answer for on judgment day.
Someone in the following video, Holy Desperation — Wake up church!, said "a 'shallow theology' is what we have in today's messages from the pulpits... just 'feel good' messages that never get to the root of the problem. They never deal with sin or repentance. They never heal or save anyone."
More highlights from this video:
"Today's gospel tells nothing of repentance."
"Just tell me how blessed I am. Just tell me I'm going to be popular and powerful and going to have no trouble in my life. Just tell me these things..."
"The church of Jesus Christ today is an embarrassment."
"You can get through the deception for your whole life, even sing in the choir."
"They seek out a church that will not expose their sin."
"You've lost the call of God, CHURCH!"
"When I see the church in the New Testament. They didn't have stately buildings. They didn't have paid evangelists. They didn't have a lot of money. They didn't have organization. They couldn't get on tv and beg but I tell you what they did. They turned the world upside down."
"Entertainment is the devils substitute for joy."
The only way to know the Shepherd's voice is by spending ALONE time with the Lord.
Church hopping, running to and fro to all sorts of church activities and listening to preachers who tell you good and wonderful sweet things that you want to hear ...things about making your dreams come true, getting rich, and compromising the truth just to please others does not count as spending time with the Lord.
When you meet someone and there is a romantic interest then what do you do? Generally you spend a lot of alone time together because that is how you learn more about that person and get to know them. It works the same way with Jesus. You have to take time and spend the alone time with Him, studying the Word of God and praying, in order to know Him and recognize His voice from the enemies.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Anyone who continues to cling to the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and other religious broadcasting, and these apostate preachers scares me. If a preacher is not talking about this falling away (2 Thessalonians 2:3Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.2 Thessalonians 2 verse 3) then it is because they are part of it. Below is a quote from Christopher Gregory† .
†While we at POR agree with many things that Christopher Gregory has said we do not endorse him because he thinks himself to be a prophet and he is not.