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Don't Be A Pretender
Writer: Admin | 07 April 2013 (updated October 2014)
The following pages and videos are strong last days warnings to those who call themselves Christians. Do you fit this profile? Are you a pretender?
pages to read
- So you call yourself a ‘Christian’?
- The 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
- What if I am pretending?
- What is a Christian
By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have LOVE one to another. John 13:35
Did you see that? John said "LOVE." Love means to help and comfort one another, pray for each other, and fellowship together. If you cannot do that then you have no genuine godly love for your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.The church is phony with their smiling faces, hugs and "I love you's." "Love" also DOES NOT EQUAL TOLERANCE! Genuine love disciplines and tells the TRUTH.
One of the scariest things someone ever said to me was when they accused me of going against "THE LEADER." Therefore I deserved to be excommunicated and ostracized. Therefore no one should speak to me or have anything to do with me, according to this person. At what point did people get the idea that the Bible said to never question a preacher? The Bible actually teaches just the opposite. It says to "test the spirits" (1 John 4:1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.1 John 4 verse 1).
This reminded me again of the trial scene in the movie "Judgment." The prosecuting attorney stated to the court that Helen Hannah refused to row in the same direction with everyone else. Helen was accused of being a "hater" because she refused to follow "THE LEADER." Therefore, death was her sentence. Helen's defense attorney tried to prove that Helen was not the real "hater" here. The defense attorney put Helen's brother who was a follower of this "leader" on the witness stand and then asked him a simple question "Do you love your sister?" He hesitantly replied "Well, yes, ...no. Well, it's more like hate."
This is how I see the big scheme of things in this world right now. It is taking the easy, broad road to just go along with everybody and follow a "leader" (Matthew 7:14Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.Matthew 7 verse 14). People keep searching for God in man but no man is his own god. People keep flocking to anyone who appears to have a connection to God that they feel they do not have themselves, or anyone who appears to have some supernatural power that they want, such as the masses of false prophets who have been sent out by Satan to deceive people. Do not be fooled by Satan's devices. These televangelists are living it up for themselves loving the attention, the money, the power and people are making "gods" out of these preachers.
Who is the real "hater"? Here is THE TEST of a true Christian. The Bible clearly tells us in John 13:35By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have LOVE one to another.John 13 verse 35 and Galatians 5:22-26:
But the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us NOT be desirous of VAIN GLORY, provoking one another, envying one another.
"Fruits"... did you notice? They have nothing at all to do with big crowds. It is what is on the inside of a person and that which flows out of them. "Vanity"... that is what we see coming out of professing Christian musicians and many televangelists.
A coworker said to me once with a smile on her face "You hate [name withheld], don't you?" I replied "No, why would I hate [name withheld]?" This person said, still smiling, "You do...look what they did to you." No, I never did hate the person, but I discovered that this coworker was a counterfeit Christian with a lying spirit who worked iniquity in many people's lives by lying, gossiping, and creating divisiveness.
People who are not genuinely saved do not have the love of God in them. There is no real heart change with a pretender and so I believe that they think that everyone else is just as hateful and devious as they are. The true nature of God is foolishness to the counterfeit.
Can You Accept Biblical Correction?
In Jeremiah 5:3O LORD, [are] not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, [but] they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.Jeremiah 5 verse 3, Jeremiah 7:28But thou shalt say unto them, This [is] a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.Jeremiah 7 verse 28, and Zephaniah 3:2She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.Zephaniah 3 verse 2 the Bible speaks about people who refuse 'correction.' But then we learn in Job 37:13He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.Job 37 verse 13, Proverbs 3:11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction.Proverbs 3 verse 11, Proverbs 15:10Correction [is] grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die.Proverbs 15 verse 10, Proverbs 22:15Foolishness [is] bound in the heart of a child; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.Proverbs 22 verse 15, and Habakkuk 1:12[Art] thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.Habakkuk 1 verse 12 that 'correction' is the mercy of God.
If a person is prone to anger when hearing correction, when confronted with sin and repentance, then they have an unteachable spirit. Watch the eyes and the facial expressions change. There will be demons lurking, either dwelling within that person or trying to protect them from Jesus and Bible truths. Read What are the Unteachable Like. A true Christian is teachable, accepts correction, and has a humble spirit.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) PROVING what is acceptable unto the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10
Many televangelists and church people may have the "appearance" of being Christian (Titus 1:16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.Titus 1 verse 16) but like the devil (2 Corinthians 11:14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.2 Corinthians 11 verse 14) they can appear to be children of light and not be. People get so angry when they hear anyone quote Scriptures that exposes their wrongs, their sins, the things they try to hide from God and others so they hug the false teachings which offers them a false assurance of salvation. You can be confident in that any unbelief and your sins will find you out!