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De la vrăjitorie la Hristos

Yasmeen Suri este o femeie cu un backround păgân. Ea era implicată adânc în practici New Age, vrăjitorie şi necromanţie. Aceste practici îi ofereau contacte cu demonii care-i vorbeau adesea. Mai mult decât atât, Yasmen şi-a făcut un prieten implicat chiar la fel de mult în vrăjitorie. Totul a decurs în acest sens pănâ când o prietenă creştină i-a făcut cadou o Biblie, apoi i-a citit din Deuteronom 18: 10-12 “Sa nu fie la tine nimeni care sa-si treaca pe fiul sau pe fiica lui prin foc, nimeni care sa aiba mestesugul de ghicitor, de cititor în stele, de vestitor al viitorului, de vrajitor,de descîntator, nimeni care sa întrebe pe cei ce cheama duhurile sau dau cu ghiocul, nimeni care sa întrebe pe morti. Caci oricine face aceste lucruri este o urîciune înaintea Domnului; si din pricina acestor lucruri va izgoni Domnul, Dumnezeul tau, pe aceste neamuri dinaintea ta.” Aceste cuvinte din Biblie au pătruns adânc în inima ei. După un timp a devenit creştină renunţând la toate practicile păgâne şi drăceşti. A distrus toate lucruile pe care le folosea pentru vrăjitorie. Mărturia ei nu se termină aici, Dumnezeu a înştiinţat-o printr-un creştin că trebuia să rupă urgent relaţia cu prietenul său care plănuia s-o ucidă. Urmăriţi, în engleză, mărturia ei şi veţi vedea puterea extraordinară de transformare a lui Dumnezeu.

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Pastor Marian Nastase, Biserica SOS Ploiesti
Viziune: “Noi traim pentru a împlini voia lui Dumnezeu, iubindu-L cu toata inima, slujind oamenilor si evanghelizând pe cei pierduti.”
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 HALLOWEEN SARBATOARE PAGANA, DEMONICA, ANTICRISTICA

  

    CRESTINII NOSTRI  mai putin dusi la Biserica serbeaza pe 31 octombrie  Halloween-ul (acesta fiind al doilea import in materie de sarbatori, dupa celebrul de pe acum Valentine’s Day). Multi considera ca sarbatoarea Haloween-ului (All Hallow’s Eve) este doar seara (ajunul) de dinaintea Zilei tuturor sfintilor (All Saint’s Day), praznicul romano-catolic din 1 noiembrie. Americanii isi amintesc acum de mortii lor, celebreaza victoria lui Hristos asupra mortii si puterilor intunericului, rad de… rau si de moarte. Se considera, deci, ca este sarbatoare crestina chiar daca e importata, dupa toate probabilitatile, din paganismul celt (druid). Greu insa de convins un om rational ca aceasta sarbatoare ar avea duh crestinesc…
 Adevarul e insa altul. Ea e o sarbatoare 100% pagana, oculta, “ziua cand mortii, fantasmele parasesc mormintele…”. Ea e cea mai mare sarbatoare a slujitorilor satanei: vrajitori, spiritisti sau satanisti. Americanii au dezvoltat o adevarata industrie legata de aceasta sarbatoare. Se achizitioneaza cu aceasta ocazie accesorii macabre: masti, costume de vampiri, diavoli, dragoni, zombi, leprosi, schelete si nelipsitii dovleci, ajungandu-se pana la vanzari de o jumatate de miliard de dolari anual. Vanzarile filmelor horror cresc in aceasta perioada, promotorii filmelor de groaza speculand si ei interesul mare pentru acest praznic. Industria filmelor horror exploateaza la maxim setea de senzatii tari, dovedind nepasare fata de psihicul omului, caruia nu-i ofera nimic altceva decat angoase.
 America face cu ocazia Halloween-ului pregatiri mai mari decat de Craciun sau Paste. Copii se costumeaza in stil horror, se amuza prin sperieturi si merg (colinda) din casa in casa pentru a primi prajituri. Tinerii, mai curajosi, merg in cimitire in miez de noapte si se distreaza facand spiritism. S-a constatat ca in noaptea Halloween-ului se savarsesc foarte multe crime in Statele Unite.
 De altfel, in cunoscutul documentar TV Invazia pagana se spunea ca la intrebarea “Cum ati vrea sa serbati Halloween-ul?”, 80% din elevii americani de clasa a IV-a de la o scoala au raspuns zambind : “As vrea sa omor pe cineva…” Acesta este impactul sarbatorii !

 Biserica, adica noi, madularele ei vii, nu trebuie sa luam parte la aceasta sarbatoare oribila si demonica.

Demonica
Demonica (Photo credit: rustman)

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Un raspuns la postare

Multumesc foarte mult, aveti multa dreptate, cred ca multi americani nu isi dau seama de faptul ca se joaca cu niste spirite si duhuri necurate, Deavolul este real si puterea lui este  la fel de reala si nu ar trebui luate in bataie de joc si nici in gluma. La noi in Africa oameni se ingrozesc si sunt infricosati numai sa se vorbeasca de Satanism si vrajitori ,,,,se stie destul de bine puterea lui satan.

  Multumesc frumos!
Domnul sa va binecuvinteze pe deplin!
Cu multa dragoste!
Maria Halip

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Halloween A Celebration of Darkness

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11

Halloween is celebrated by millions of people around the world every October 31, and the vast majority of them are innocent children, unaware of its dark history, and its ungodly promotion of sin and evil, which is clearly condemned by the authority of God’s Word, the Holy Bible (Ephesians 5:11).

The celebration of Halloween is directly connected to the pagan “Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts” (1).

“In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer…The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day and the autumnal festival acquired cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. In addition, Halloween was thought to be the most favorable time for divinations concerning marriage, luck, health, and death. It was the only day on which the help of the devil was invoked for such purposes”(2).

The same Encyclopedia continues to expose the pagan, occult roots of Halloween.

“Halloween had its origins in the festival of Samhain among the Celts of ancient Britain and Ireland. November 1 was considered the end of the summer period, the date on which the herds were returned from pasture and land tenures were renewed. It was also a time when the souls of those who had died were believed to return to visit their homes. People set bonfires on hilltops for relighting their hearth fires for the winter and to frighten away evil spirits, and they sometimes wore masks and other disguises to avoid being recognized by the ghosts thought to be present. It was in these ways that beings such as witches, hobgoblins, fairies, and demons came to be associated with the day” (3).

While it is understood and expected that many in the world unfortunately disregard the clear warnings from the Holy Scriptures pertaining to one being a partaker of Halloween, which is clearly associated with sin, darkness, and the consequences of death as a result of the wages of sin (Romans 6:23), many in the apostate church world today who should know better, reject the Word of God with arrogance and without any shame or regret. Many in the church world today disregard the clear teaching of Holy Scripture with regards to the ungodly celebration of Halloween (Ephesians 5:11;1 Thessalonians 5:22), and would argue that the celebration has so called “Christian origins,” pointing to the Roman Catholic celebration of All Hallow’s Eve on October 31, the night before All Saints Day on November 1 which was a celebration remembering the church martyrs who died in the past.

However, the Roman Catholic celebration of All Saints Day does not remember all the genuine, godly, born again Christians who died in the Protestant Reformation. It also does not account for the false gospel preached by the Roman Catholic church that rejects the Holy Bible’s clear teaching of salvation by the grace of God alone, through repentance and faith alone in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary, in order for one to be justified and forgiven of one’s sin, to escape the wrath of God in hell, and to receive everlasting life in heaven (Romans 5:1-11;Ephesians 2:8-9).

“In the 7th Century AD, Pope Boniface IV established All Saints’ Day, originally on May 13, and in the following century, perhaps in an effort to supplant the pagan holiday with a Christian observance, it was moved to November 1. The evening before All Saints’ Day became holy, or hallowed, eve and thus Halloween” (4).

“It is generally agreed that, in church history, Halloween took the place of a special day celebrated by the ancient Druids, who were the learned or priestly class of Celtic religion”(5).

Therefore, Halloween is in no way, shape, or form a Christian holiday that has any association with true Biblical Christianity, because the evil fruit it has produced clearly condemns it, and identifies it as having its true roots in the “…corrupt tree…” of paganism and witchcraft that can only “…bringeth forth evil fruit”(Matthew 7:17).

As a result of understanding the Roman Catholic holiday of All Saints Day, and All Hallow’s Eve which was a compromised attempt to replace the pagan celebration of Samhain, along with today’s promotion of evil in Halloween, and its evident connection to its pagan roots, there can be no justification or fellowship of its celebration among true born again Christians who fear and love the Lord Jesus Christ, and who will obey His commandments by having “…no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness” (Ephesians 5:11), and who recognizes “what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).

The dressing of children in costumes is in direct connection with the pagans of the past, in order to disguise one self from evil spirits, and saying “trick or treat” which was a custom of leaving a treat for the dead, so that they would not come back to the home and cause a horrible trick, or harm the individuals who resisted in distributing the treat. All of these customs clearly have their roots in the Satanic, and pagan past of Samhain.

Although the clear pagan, and Satanic past alone should be sufficient for one not to partake of the evil, wicked, celebration of Halloween, its present association, promotion, and glorification of evil would utterly condemn it to be a clear work of darkness, that promotes sin, evil, and Satanic witchcraft.

Therefore, apart from its ungodly roots, Halloween today is clearly the promotion of evil. Promoting witchcraft, witches, demon spirits, murder, blood and dismembered body parts, skeletons, ghosts, haunted houses, horror, pain, violence, death, and many other areas of evil that cannot be denied by any one who has eyes, ears, and a clear understanding of the facts. Witchcraft, murder, contact with the dead or in reality with demons, along with all the works of darkness are all sin, and an abomination to God that is utterly condemned by the Word of God the Holy Bible (Deuteronomy 18:9-12;Galatians 5:19-21).

The Bible says, “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil” (Psalm 97:10). The true Bible believing born again Christian has no choice but to hate Halloween and to have absolutely no fellowship, or association with it, for to do so would demonstrate a love for this dark, and ungodly world of sin (1 John 2:15-17), a clear hatred for the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:24), and friendship with this ungodly world of sin, thus making one “…the enemy of God” (James 4:4).

The Bible says, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11), and to “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:22).

Halloween is a clear celebration of evil, and the promotion of Satanic darkness, that is not an innocent time for children, but a clear indoctrination of witchcraft and every form of evil in the hearts of precious children who are being sacrificed “…to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1).

To celebrate Halloween is to celebrate Satanic darkness, and no genuine Christian can be saved and have fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ and have fellowship with darkness and sin at the same time. “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth” (1 John 1:6). Halloween is clearly one of the many “…devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11) from Satan to damn as many precious souls to hell as possible (1 Peter 5:8).

There must be no apology in reproving the darkness of Halloween, for reproving such darkness is obedience to the authority of Holy Scripture (Ephesians 5:11; 2 Timothy 4:2), and clearly demonstrates a genuine love for precious souls deceived by Satan, that need to receive God’s love, forgiveness, and salvation only through repentance and faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ, in order to escape hell and receive everlasting life (Luke 13:3; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 13:6).

If you are reading this article, and you are not truly saved through the Lord Jesus Christ, you need to repent of your sins, and receive God’s love and salvation only through the Lord Jesus Christ by faith alone to escape hell today (Luke 13:3;John 3:16;John 14:6;Acts 4:12;Acts 20:21).

Halloween is a celebration of darkness, evil, and sin that must not be celebrated by the true Bible believing born again Christian but rejected, reproved, and rebuked, for we are commanded by the Holy Ghost to “Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good” (Romans 12:9).

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11.
Evangelist/Pastor Sean Bonitto
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1.History.com, “Halloween.” Retrieved October, 27, 2011 from http://www.history.com/topics/halloween.
2.Q.v.“Halloween,” Encyclopedia Britannica, Macropedia, vol.4. Retrieved from John Ankerberg & John Weldon, “The Facts on Halloween” Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 1996, pg.8).
3.Encyclopedia Britannica eb.com, “Halloween.” retrieved October 26, 2011from Encyclopedia Britannica http://m.eb.com/topic/252875/Halloween
4.Encyclopedia Britannica eb.com, “Halloween.” retrieved October 26, 2011from Encyclopedia Britannica http://m.eb.com/topic/252875/Halloween
5.John Ankerberg & John Weldon, “The Facts on Halloween” Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 1996, pg.5.
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Halloween: The Great Lie To Children

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False Doctrine Is Worse Than Division

J.C. Ryle  ~

When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.  Before certain men  came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles.  But when  they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself  from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.

The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their   hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.  When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I  said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew.  How is it, then,  that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?”

We who are Jews by birth and not “Gentile sinners” know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.  So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus  that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.  Galatians 2:11-16

The second is,  ”That to keep the truth of Christ in His Church is even more important than to keep peace.” 

I now pass on to the second lesson that we learn from Antioch.  That lesson is, “That to keep Gospel truth in the Church is of even greater importance than to keep peace.”

I suppose no man knew better the value of peace and unity than the Apostle Paul.  He was the Apostle who wrote to the Corinthians about love.  He was the Apostle who said, “Live in harmony with one another; live in peace with each other; the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism.”  He was the Apostle who said, “I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some” (Romans 12:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; Philemon 3:16; Ephesians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 9:22).  Yet see how he acts here!  He withstands Peter to the face.  He publicly rebukes him.  He runs the risk of all the consequences that might follow.  He takes the chance of everything that might be said by the enemies of the Church at Antioch.  Above all, he writes it down for a perpetual memorial, that it never might be forgotten, that, wherever the Gospel is preached throughout the world, this public rebuke of an erring Apostle might be known and read of all men.

Now, why did he do this?  Because he dreaded false doctrine; because he knew that a little leaven leavens the whole lump, because he would teach us that we ought to contend for the truth jealously, and to fear the loss of truth more than the loss of peace.

Paul’s example is one we shall do well to remember in the present day.  Many people will put up with anything in religion, if they may only have a quiet life.  They have a morbid dread of what they call “controversy.” They are filled with a morbid fear of what they style, in a vague way, ”party spirit,” though they never define clearly what party spirit is.  They are possessed with a morbid desire to keep the peace, and make all things smooth and pleasant, even though it be at the expense of truth.  So long as they have outward calm, smoothness, stillness, and order, they seem content to give up everything else.  I believe they would have thought with Ahab that Elijah was a troubler of Israel, and would have helped the princes of Judah when they put Jeremiah in prison, to stop his mouth.  I have no doubt that many of these men of whom I speak, would have thought that Paul at Antioch was a very imprudent man, and that he went too far!

I believe this is all wrong.  We have no right to expect anything but the pure Gospel of Christ, unmixed and unadulterated; the same Gospel that was taught by the Apostles; to do good to the souls of men.  I believe that to maintain this pure truth in the Church men should be ready to make any sacrifice, to hazard peace, to risk dissension, and run the chance of division.  They should no more tolerate false doctrine than they would tolerate sin.  They should withstand any adding to or taking away from the simple message of the Gospel of Christ.

For the truth’s sake, our Lord Jesus Christ denounced the Pharisees, though they sat in Moses’ seat, and were the appointed and authorized teachers of men.  “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites,” He says, eight times over, in the twenty-third chapter of Matthew.  And who shall dare to breathe a suspicion that our Lord was wrong?

For the truth’s sake, Paul withstood and blamed Peter, though a brother.  Where was the use of unity when pure doctrine was gone?  And who shall dare to say he was wrong?

For the truth’s sake, Athanasius stood out against the world to maintain the pure doctrine about the divinity of Christ, and waged a controversy with the great majority of the professing Church.  And who shall dare to say he was wrong?

For the truth’s sake, Luther broke the unity of the Church in which he was born, denounced the Pope and all his ways, and laid the foundation of a new teaching.  And who shall dare to say that Luther was wrong?

For the truth’s sake, Cranmer, Ridley, and Latimer, the English Reformers, counseled Henry VIII and Edward VI to separate from Rome, and to risk the consequences of division.  And who shall dare to say that they were wrong?

For the truth’s sake, Whitefield and Wesley, a hundred years ago, denounced the mere barren moral preaching of the clergy of their day, and went out into the highways and byways to save souls, knowing well that they would be cast out from the Church’s communion.  And who shall dare to say that they were wrong?

Yes! peace without truth is a false peace; it is the very peace of the devil.  Unity without the Gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell.  Let us never be ensnared by those who speak kindly of it.  Let us remember the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.  I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34)  Let us remember the praise He gives to one of the Churches in Revelation, “I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false” (Revelation 2:2).  Let us remember the blame He casts on another, “You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess” (Revelation 2:20).  Never let us be guilty of sacrificing any portion of truth on the altar of peace.  Let us rather be like the Jews, who, if they found any manuscript copy of the Old Testament Scriptures incorrect in a single letter, burned the whole copy, rather than run the risk of losing one jot or tittle of the Word of God.  Let us be content with nothing short of the whole Gospel of Christ.

In what way are we to make practical use of the general principles which I have just laid down?  I will give my readers one simple piece of advice.  I believe it is advice which deserves serious consideration.

I warn then every one who loves his soul, to be very selective as to the preaching he regularly hears, and the place of worship he regularly attends.  He who deliberately settles down under any ministry which is positively unsound is a very unwise man.  I will never hesitate to speak my mind on this point.  I know well that many think it a shocking thing for a man to forsake his local church.  I cannot see with the eyes of such people.  I draw a wide distinction between teaching which is defective and teaching which is thoroughly false; between teaching which errs on the negative side and teaching which is positively unscriptural.  But I do believe, if false doctrine is unmistakably preached in a local church, a Christian who loves his soul is quite right in not going to that local church.  To hear unscriptural teaching fifty-two Sundays in every year is a serious thing.  It is a continual dropping of slow poison into the mind.  I think it almost impossible for a man willfully to submit himself to it, and not be harmed.

I see in the New Testament we are plainly told to “Test everything” and ”Hold on to the good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21).  I see in the Book of Proverbs that we are commanded to “Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge” (Proverbs 19:27).  If these words do not justify a man in ceasing to worship at a church, if positively false doctrine is preached in it, I do not know what words can.

–Does any one mean to tell us that to attend your local denominational church is absolutely needful to a person’s salvation?  If there is such a one, let him speak out, and give us his name.

–Does any one mean to tell us that going to the denominational church will save any man’s soul, if he dies unconverted and ignorant of Christ?  If there is such a one, let him speak out, and give us his name.

–Does any one mean to tell us that going to the denominational church will teach a man anything about Christ, or conversion, or faith, or repentance, if these subjects are hardly ever named in the denomination church, and never properly explained?  If there is such a one, let him speak out, and give us his name.

–Does any one mean to say that a man who repents, believes in Christ, is converted and holy, will lose his soul, because he has forsaken his denomination and learned his religion elsewhere?  If there is such a one, let him speak out, and give us his name.

For my part I abhor such monstrous and extravagant ideas.  I do not see a speck of foundation for them in the Word of God.  I trust that the number of those who deliberately hold them is exceedingly small.

There are many churches where the religious teaching is little better than Roman Catholicism.  Ought the congregation of such churches to sit still, be content, and take it quietly?  They ought not.  And why? Because, like Paul, they ought to prefer truth to peace.

There are many churches where the religious teaching is little better than morality.  The distinctive doctrines of Christianity are never clearly proclaimed.  Plato, or Seneca, or Confucius, could have taught almost as much.  Ought the congregation in such churches to sit still, be content, and take it quietly?  They ought not.  And why? Because, like Paul, they ought to prefer truth to peace.

–I am using strong language in dealing with this part of my subject: I know it.

–I am trenching on delicate ground: I know it.

–I am handling matters which are generally let alone, and passed over in silence: I know it.

I say what I say from a sense of duty to the Church of which I am a minister.  I believe the state of the times, and the position of the congregation require plain speaking.  Souls are perishing, in many churches, in ignorance.  Honest members of the church are disgusted and perplexed.  This is no time for smooth words.  I am not ignorant of those magic expressions, “order, division, schism, unity, controversy,” and the like.  I know the cramping, silencing influence which they seem to exercise on some minds.  I too have considered those expressions calmly and deliberately, and on each of them I am prepared to speak my mind.

(a) The denominational church is an admirable thing in theory.  Let it only be well administered, and worked by truly spiritual ministers, and it is calculated to confer the greatest blessings on the nation.  But it is useless to expect attachment to the denomination, when the minister of the denominational church is ignorant of the Gospel or a lover of the world.  In such a case we must never be surprised if men forsake their denomination, and seek truth wherever truth is to be found.  If the denominational minister does not preach the Gospel and live the Gospel, the conditions on which he claims the attention of his congregation are virtually violated, and his claim to be heard is at an end.  It is absurd to expect the head of a family to endanger the souls of his children, as well as his own, for the sake of “the denomination.”  There is no mention of denominations in the Bible, and we have no right to require men to live and die in ignorance, in order that they may be able to say at last, ”I always attended my local denominational church.”

(b)  Divisions and separations are most objectionable in religion.  They weaken the cause of true Christianity.  They give occasion to the enemies of all godliness to blaspheme.  But before we blame people for them, we must be careful that we lay the blame where it is deserved.  False doctrine and heresy are even worse than schism.  If people separate themselves from teaching which is positively false and unscriptural, they ought to be praised rather than reproved.  In such cases separation is a virtue and not a sin.  It is easy to make sneering remarks about “itching ears,” and “love of excitement;” but it is not so easy to convince a plain reader of the Bible that it is his duty to hear false doctrine every Sunday, when by a little exertion he can hear truth.

(c)  Unity, quiet, and order among professing Christians are mighty blessings.  They give strength, beauty, and efficiency to the cause of Christ.  But even gold may be bought too dear.  Unity which is obtained by the sacrifice of truth is worth nothing.  It is not the unity which pleases God.  The Church of Rome boasts loudly of a unity which does not deserve the name.  It is unity which is obtained by taking away the Bible from the people, by gagging private judgment, by encouraging ignorance, by forbidding men to think for themselves.  Like the exterminating warriors of old, the Catholic Church of Rome makes a solitude and calls it peace.  There is quiet and stillness enough in the grave, but it is not the quiet of health, but of death.  It was the false prophets who cried “Peace,” when there was no peace.

(d) Controversy in religion is a hateful thing, It is hard enough to fight the devil, the world and the flesh, without private differences in our own camp.  But there is one thing which is even worse than controversy, and that is false doctrine tolerated, allowed, and permitted without protest or molestation.  It was controversy that won the battle of Protestant Reformation.  If the views that some men hold were correct, it is plain we never ought to have had any Reformation at all!  For the sake of peace, we ought to have gone on worshipping the Virgin, and bowing down to images and relics to this very day! Away with such trifling!  There are times when controversy is not only a duty but a benefit.  Give me the mighty thunderstorm rather than the deadly malaria.  The one walks in darkness and poisons us in silence, and we are never safe.  The other frightens and alarms for a little while.  But it is soon over, and it clears the air.  It is a plain Scriptural duty to “contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 1:3).

I am quite aware that the things I have said are exceedingly distasteful to many minds.  I believe many are content with teaching which is not the whole truth, and fancy it will be “all the same” in the end.  I am sorry for them.  I am convinced that nothing but the whole truth is likely, as a general rule, to do good to souls.  I am satisfied that those who willfully put up with anything short of the whole truth, will find at last that their souls have received much damage.  There are three things which men never ought to trifle with: a little poison, a little false doctrine, and a little sin.

I am quite aware that when a man expresses such opinions as those I have just brought forward, there are many ready to say, “He is not faithful to the Church.”  I hear such accusations unmoved.  The day of judgment will show who were the true friends of the Church and who were not.  I have learned in the last thirty-two years that if a minister leads a quiet life, leaves alone the unconverted part of the world, and preaches so as to offend none and edify none, he will be called by many “a good pastor.”

And I have also learned that if a man studies Scriptures, labors continually for the conversion of souls, adheres closely to the great principals of the Reformation, bears a faithful testimony against Romanism, and preaches powerful, convicting sermons, he will probably be thought a firebrand and “troubler of Israel.”  Let men say what they will.  They are the truest friends of the Church who labor most for the preservation of truth.

I lay these things before the readers of this paper, and invite their serious attention to them.  I charge them never to forget that truth is of more importance to a Church than peace.  I ask them to be ready to carry out the principles I have laid down, and to contend zealously, if needs be, for the truth.  If we do this, we shall have learned something from Antioch.

– J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)
taken from: The Fallibility of Ministers.

Posted on Oct25

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My Life Is In Your Hands – Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

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I’ve been blessed with this Music.I want to bless all who open this page! Oh thank you LORD, you’re Almighty!

 

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