The Litmus Test
Even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! (Galatians 1: 8)
My Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ our Lord,
We are living so close to the end of the world that it is frightening. We are seeing the emergence of the one-world church. We have seen in the UN a major meeting of the world faiths. In this clip from YouTube, we see clearly the major faiths of the world signing a document of unity. There is no mention of the Bible or the word of God. This document has been signed purely for the purpose of world peace.
So we can see now the emergence of the apostasy church. There are preachers around the world who are now saying that there are many ways to Almighty God. Those of us who know the Bible and what Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14: 6), can clearly state that no matter what the Pope or religious leaders say in Christendom or other faiths, there is only one way by which we can be saved. Peter said at Pentecost, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2: 38) and later, “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4: 12). It is so clear to me and those of us who are true believers that the antichrist has infiltrated many megachurches and large ministries.
Just recently, John Hagee said there is no such thing as hell. Jesus spoke more about hell than He did heaven. If you read the gospels, you will see how many times He spoke about Hades and Gehenna. Do your own study.
The Bible also says we work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. If you get to heaven, you will not be asked what denomination you were from, what ‘pastor’ you listened to, but you will be judged by your own works, your own walk and whether you listened to the voice of Jesus. Jesus said that He needed to go so that God the Holy Spirit could come and teach us all things appertaining to Jesus. We have compromised in the church. We have exchanged Jesus for Santa Claus and the Christmas tree in many parts of the world. We have exchanged the cross for a chocolate egg and an Easter bunny. The nativity of Jesus Christ has been driven out of our schools and much of our culture. We have pastors and leaders who are so compromised they cannot discipline their own people because of their own condition.
You may have a very good pastor or leader, but I suggest you use this litmus test and see whether your pastor or your church teaches these things as follows:
- The deity of Christ – Jesus is very God and very man
- Jesus is the way, the truth and the life – there is no other way to God, only through Jesus Christ
- Repentance, righteous living and a consequence for sin – a non-compromised life
- Holiness/sanctification – this does not mean a religious spirit but a holy nature
- The second coming – will Jesus find faith on the earth when He returns?
- The infallibility of the Bible – either you believe the whole Bible or you do not
If your pastor or leader does not stand this test my suggestion is to do what the Bible says, get out from amongst them. If you stay with these kinds of ministry, the chances are you will be deceived and the consequences could affect your eternal destiny.
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Rev Ross Rennie