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Monday, 31 March 2014

LIVESTREAM REPLAYS: COLUMBUS BIBLE PROPHECY CONFERENCE MARCH 2014

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Friday, 28 March 2014

BRIAN HOUSTON HILLSONG: MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS SERVE THE SAME GOD......REALLY?




Brian Houston: "Do you know – take it all the way back into the Old Testament and the Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God. Allah to a Muslim, to us Abba Father God."

THE BIBLE:

Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. (1 John 2/22-23)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3/16)

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3/18)

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. (1 John 4/9)

Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5/10-12)

THE KORAN:

Sura 4.171 O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.

See also:

Sura 6.101 Wonderful Originator of the heavens and the earth! How could He have a son when He has no consort, and He (Himself) created everything, and He is the Knower of all things.

Sura 9.30 And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!


Sura 10.68 They say: Allah has taken a son (to Himself)! Glory be to Him: He is the Self-sufficient: His is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth; you have no authority for this; do you say against Allah what you do not know?

Sura 17.111 And say: (All) praise is due to Allah, Who has not taken a son and Who has not a partner in the kingdom, and Who has not a helper to save Him from disgrace; and proclaim His greatness magnifying (Him).

Sura 18.4 And warn those who say: Allah has taken a son.

Sura 19.35 It beseems not Allah that He should take to Himself a son, glory to be Him; when He has decreed a matter He only says to it "Be," and it is.

Sura 19.88 And they say: The Beneficent God has taken (to Himself) a son. (91) That they ascribe a son to the Beneficent God. (92) And it is not worthy of the Beneficent God that He should take (to Himself) a son.

Sura 21.26 And they say: The Beneficent God has taken to Himself a son. Glory be to Him. Nay! they are honored servants.

Sura 23.91 Never did Allah take to Himself a son, and never was there with him any (other) god-- in that case would each god have certainly taken away what he created, and some of them would certainly have overpowered others; glory be to Allah above what they describe!

Sura 25.2 He, Whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and Who did not take to Himself a son, and Who has no associate in the kingdom, and Who created everything, then ordained for it a measure.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

PENTECOSTAL PROSTITUTION: ECUMENICAL CHURCHES TOGETHER LEICESTER

Following on from my article Trinity Life Church Leicester: Downhill Spiral into Apostasy, I have now added a further red flag.
http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/trinity-life-church-leicester-downhill.html 

Trinity Life Church in Leicester have already attempted to gag me and have had two of my previous posts removed from Google by their Director and Trustee, Adam Simmonds, who also happens to be PCC for Northamptonshire Police. I can only describe this as a hatchet job. Do they think that their "theocracy" extends to the rest of us mere mortals? 

INVOLVEMENT WITH ECUMENICAL CHURCHES TOGETHER

BREAKFAST ON THE 10TH MAY- ST MARTIN'S HOUSE LEICESTER!

"An opportunity to bring together church leaders, many of whom do not normally meet together, in an informal setting, but under a theme that in my experience does unite them – God’s concern for the poor both in our city and globally. For the ministers gathered at the breakfast with the purpose of showing support for the poor I believes they are sending a message to the world and the heavenlies.....This event was inspired by a sermon preached by David Hind from Trinity Life Church."


http://www.churchestogetherinleicestershire.org/index.php?module=pagesmith&uop=view_page&id=136

This event with Churches Together is further evidence of the biblical prophesies about the end time "falling away"  into ecumenism and a one world Antichrist religion (2 Thessalonians 2/3).  The meeting involves ecumenical World Council of Churches members and representatives from Pentecostal churches such as Trinity Life Church, Leicester City Vineyard Church, All Nations Church (see below for a full list of attendees to date). This would have been unthinkable a few years ago!  It appears that once again, David Hind has "inspired"  this foolishness- we should not be surprised.   Have these leaders all lost their minds?

Essential Christian doctrine such as creationism, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, a literal hell, the inerrancy of the Bible are all denied by the ecumenical movement. The ecumenical movement mutes the message of sin, repentance and personal salvation and replaces it with a "social gospel" of secular political activism around mostly liberal issues such as social justice, ending poverty, opposition to war etc. 

HELPING THE POOR AT THE EXPENSE OF HONOURING JESUS CHRIST IS A DECEPTION!

Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it or the day of my burial. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” (John 12/1-6)

Judas Iscariot is a major type of the Antichrist, being the only other person to share the title “Son of Perdition” with the final Antichrist. One thing we learn about him is that his outrage about the expensive ointment and his interest in the poor was a deception. Sinful motives often hide themselves under the mask of reverence for another virtue, and in Judas' case it was a powerful deception. The original objection came from Judas (John 12/5-6). Matthew tells us that all the disciples became indignant after Judas' false protestation (Matthew 26/8). Notice that the person who was really serving Jesus Christ, Mary, came under fierce criticism from this pretender who in turn influenced others against her. There are many antichrists (1 John 2/18). An important lesson from this is that one “antichrist” deceiver can lead many Christians astray and cause them to prioritise other things over and above honouring the Lord Jesus Christ. Even now many professing Christians have been deceived by the spirit of antichrist and have accepted a counterfeit social gospel which deceptively supplants the teachings of Jesus Christ.
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. (2 Corinthians 11/13-15)
 
WHICH JESUS ARE THEY FOLLOWING?

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. (2 Corinthians 11/4)

Ecumenism is the enemy of Jesus Christ. It is one of Satan's primary weapons in establishing the New World Order. It promotes the sinful compromise of love and unity at the expense of TRUTH. In Biblical terms these Pentecostal churches are forming alliances with God's enemies.

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 1/9)
The Church of England teaches that Pagans, witches, Muslims and Christians worship the same god! The CofE is now creating "a pagan church" to help it stay relevant to society!

"Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers."

The World Methodist Council and the Lutheran World Federation affirmed their fundamental doctrinal agreement with Rome by signing the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) in 1999.

False teacher Kenneth Copeland has recently embraced unity with Rome!

All the major denominations are ordaining homosexuals.

The Anglicans have accepted gay marriage and other denominations are following suit.

"Methodist Church begins mass consultation on gay marriage." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10484097/Methodist-Church-begins-mass-consultation-on-gay-marriage.html

How can these denominations claim to be following Jesus Christ as He is revealed in the Bible?

DO NOT BE YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNBELIEVERS
The lines have been blurred because of association and participation - the Bible calls this spiritual adultery. What agreement has the temple of God with idols? (2 Corinthians 6/16)  The leadership of these churches have abandoned the Word of God and are putting the body of Christ at great risk.

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel..... (Philippians 1/27).

The Bible says that true Christians should have nothing to do with deeds of darkness (Ephesians 5/11; 2 Corinthians 6/14-16; see also Acts 17/11)

I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? (1 Corinthians 10/20-22)

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. (2 Timothy 5/22)

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons..... (1 Timothy 4/1)

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15/33)

My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise..... (Proverbs 24/21)

THOSE WHO ARE EITHER SOLD OUT FOR JESUS AND THOSE WHO SELL OUT - GROUNDED IN THE WORD WITH JACOB PRASCH

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE CARING FOR THE POOR AT THE EXPENSE OF THE GOSPEL, THEN SMELL A RAT - AND A BIG ONE!”   JACOB PRASCH  






BEWARE OF ECUMENISM!


"What do these people have in common?"  

David Monteith Leicester Cathedral
John Bentham Clarendon Park Congregational
Rachel Parkinson Leicester North Methodist Circuit
David Hind Trinity Life Church
Sunny George All Saints
John Potter Abbotts Road URC
Marvin Hector Shiloh Pentecostal Fellowship
Taiwo Olugbenga City of Favour (RCCG)
Steve Barber Leicester City Vineyard
Joel Haye New Testament Church of God
Margaret Gillespie St Margarets
Andrew Curry Leicester Christian Aid Committee
Ian Jones All Nations Church
Richard Worsfold Church of the Martyrs
Helen Hayes Pioneer minister for the homeless
David Adams Leicester Fellowship of Pastors
Marlise Adam Lutheran Church
Ebaneeza Babalola Covenant of God (RCCG)
Peter Shepherd Stoneygate Baptist Church
Vic Allsop Churches Together in Leicestershire
Paul Richards Christchurch Clarendon Park
David Howarth Leicester Moravian Church
John McGinley Holy Trinity
Barry Naylor St. Nicholas and St Andrew's


How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. (Matthew 23/37-38; Luke 13/35)



Wednesday, 19 March 2014

COMPLAINT AGAINST ADAM SIMMONDS POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR NORTHAMPTONSHIRE AND DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE OF TRINITY LIFE CHURCH LEICESTER

MY COMPLAINT TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POLICE REGARDING THE LEGAL COMPLAINT AGAINST ME AND THE REMOVAL OF TWO OF MY POSTS ABOUT TRINITY LIFE CHURCH IN LEICESTER:

"ADAM SIMMONDS Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire is also Director and Trustee at Trinity Life Church Leicester which is in my opinion is a very cultish Assemblies of God Pentecostal church. Simmonds has sent the legal complaint to Google which has resulted in two of my posts on blogger being removed. Is it ethical that The Police and Crime Commissioner makes a legal complaint on behalf of an organisation he is very closely involved with as Director and Trustee? Does Simmonds legal complaint constitute a conflict of interest and breach the NORTHAMPTONSHIRE OFFICE OF THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER CODE OF CONDUCT?  My posts were removed around the 6th of March  - I have not even been given a reason for their removal!

I would argue that had an ordinary member of the public made a legal complaint against me then I doubt it would have resulted in my two posts being removed. There are some good examples of this actually so I think it is a valid argument. Simmonds has more clout than the average person and I believe that he has used his position to suppress any kind of impartial debate or free expression."




A few further thoughts that I have sent to Northamptonshire Police:  "Usually a legal complaint like this involves the expertise of a solicitor. Did Simmonds/Trinity Life Church avail themselves of legal advice and pay a solicitor or was it done via Northamptonshire Police and their resources? When precisely was the legal complaint made? Was it done in Simmonds own time or during his working hours?" 


IT APPEARS THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO IS UNHAPPY WITH ADAM SIMMONDS!!! 

The ill will Simmonds has created in the short eighteen months since he has been appointed is astonishing to put it mildly. There is complete disparity between Simmonds actions and his claim to be a committed evangelical Christian. The complaints below come from a wide spectrum of people and include accusations of cronyism and complaints about his disgusting attitude towards the poor. The irony is that while Simmonds advocates two years of “boot camp hell”  for problem families in Northamptonshire, Trinity Life Church, of whom he is Director and Trustee preach the diametric opposite: "Compassion is at the very heart of God and the very heart of TLC......  Love the poor We will keep going with all the Open Hands ministries reaching the poor, the broken, the addicted, the vulnerable and the displaced." http://www.trinitylifechurch.org.uk/  

As far as I am aware there have been two petitions to have Simmonds sacked - one petition is still available to sign. Even a brief Google search on this man is very shocking.

"The integrity of our elected PCC Adam Simmonds now lies in the gutter as a result of his own doing." http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/News/Northampton-News/BLOG-A-challenge-to-Police-Commissioner-Adam-Simmonds-20131219190100.htm

".....megalomaniac PCC Adam Simmonds has now taken over the Northamptonshire Police Corporate Communications Department, fired the managers and replaced them with his people."  http://www.politicsforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=115&t=42609

"Whilst public services are being cut, he's somehow employing 17 people at a cost of over £1m and wants to move Northants Police HQ to posh new offices at a cost of £10m, so clearly he knows exactly what life is like with virtually no money. In fact, he even goes so far as to say “I am a member of the public and it is my job to champion them.”  By sending kids to boot camps :facepalm: .....He also wants people to work hard for their money - which explains why he's giving jobs to his mates without conducting any formal interviews, including giving his election agent a £65k job as one of his four Assistant Commissioners."
Please sign the petition to prevent the sale of Wootton Hall on the link below:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/department-for-education-do-not-accept-the-application-for-wootton-park-school-northampton

PETITION TO SACK ADAM SIMMONDS

"This petition is a vote of no confidence in Adam Simmonds, a man who puts his ego and media profile ahead of the people of Northamptonshire."

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-cameron-sack-adam-simmonds-police-and-crime-commissioner-for-northamptonshire


UPDATE: EMAIL RECEIVED 21/03/2014:
Your complaint below has been received by Northamptonshire Police Professional Standards Department.
I can confirm that your complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was received in our department on 17th March 2014. 
 Regards
 Sarah Peart  Business Manager
Professional Standards Department

It will be very interesting to see how the Chief Executive responds to this complaint about the Northamptonshire PCC. I think has important implications for freedom of expression - watch this space for updates!


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

TRINITY LIFE CHURCH LEICESTER - NEVILLE STEPHENS ZIONTALYWAIN - WE WILL NOT BE GAGGED.....

WE WILL NOT BE GAGGED ON OUR BLOGS AS WE ATTEMPT TO EXPOSE AND HIGHLIGHT APOSTATE CHURCHES AND TEACHERS IN THESE LAST DAYS!

There are people out there attempting to stop the truth coming out from some of the lying churches which abound in the UK at the moment.

I had several posts removed from my blog by Google under legal threats from Victory Church in Cwmbran during the false Welsh Outpouring late last year. Now my good friend Treena Gisborn in Leicester is being treated in the same manner for speaking the TRUTH on her blog. 

Like me, however, she will not be gagged, but please pray for her at this time as she seeks wisdom from the Lord for her next step. 

Be Blessed, Nev.




Thank you Nev for standing in these perilous times.  God bless you for your courage and faithfulness.  

UPDATE: http://standfirminthelord.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/the-trouble-with-adam-simmonds-pcc-northamptonshire/

TRINITY LIFE CHURCH LEICESTER - WATCHMAN4WALES THE GAGGING OF THOSE WHO ARE EXPOSING THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS

"CHRISTIAN" CENSORSHIP - THE GAGGING OF THOSE WHO ARE RIGHTLY EXPOSING "THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS."


"Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken."
(Jeremiah 6:15-17)

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

I write these words mindful of and in support of Treena Gisborn, a fellow watcher on the walls up in the Midlands, who has willingly and ably helped greatly in the efforts to expose the utter falseness of the so-called "Welsh Outpouring" at the Victory Church in Cwmbran, for which action she is to be much applauded and thanked!




Treena has of late been involved in sounding the warning shofar concerning the Trinity Life Church in Leicester, who have taken exception to being correctly reproved, and rather than answering the concerns in a proper Christian manner have instead chosen to complain to Google. In response to their bleats of complaint, Google have removed a couple of her articles. To date, the reason for this action has not been given.


Thank you Rob for being such a faithful man of God. May He bless you in all you are doing in Jesus' Wonderful Name.

UPDATE: http://standfirminthelord.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/the-trouble-with-adam-simmonds-pcc-northamptonshire/

Thursday, 13 March 2014

TRINITY LIFE CHURCH LEICESTER REJECTION OF WARNINGS


IT IS UNBIBLICAL TO SUPPRESS CRITICISM


Trinity Life Church Leicester are attempting to remove my posts and have in fact successfully removed two of them - at least temporarily. This is very sad since there are many very serious issues coming out of TLC that people should be aware of. It is even more sad that the leadership of TLC have not taken these things on board and repented. The apostle Paul defended himself publicly against his critics; in fact he said that he was compelled to defend himself in order to demonstrate his integrity (2 Corinthians 12/11). I wonder why TLC will not openly defend themselves!

The national and religious leaders of Israel rejected Jesus Christ at his first coming even though they had the scriptures. We have a very similar situation repeating itself in our time when we are on the very brink of Christ's second coming. Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 and 2 Thessalonians 2/3 warn us about end time apostasy. Take heed believers!

They tell the prophets, "Shut up! We don't want any more of your reports." They say, "Don't tell us the truth. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies."  (Isaiah 30/10)

The word of the Lord given to Jeremiah as a warning to Judah was thrown into the fire by King Jehoiakim – the Bible tells us: .....neither the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words was afraid, nor did they tear their garments. (Jeremiah 36 21-24) 

ADAM SIMMONDS - Director and Trustee at Trinity Life Church Leicester is the person who sent the legal complaint to Google which has resulted in two of my posts being removed. Adam Simmonds also happens to be Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northamptonshire.  Simmonds legal complaint is certainly not biblical, and I do question whether it is ethical, even by the worldly standards that TLC operate under i.e. should the Police and Crime Commissioner make a legal complaint on behalf of an organization he is very closely involved with as Director and Trustee?  Does Simmonds legal complaint constitute a conflict of interest and breach the NORTHAMPTONSHIRE OFFICE OF THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER CODE OF CONDUCT?  My posts were removed in February - I am yet to be given a reason for their removal!  

RED FLAGS PREVIOUSLY OUTLINED:
  • PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST IS PROHIBITED AT OPEN HANDS AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING BIG LOTTERY FUNDING!
  • RECIPIENTS OF LOTTERY FUNDING EQUALS UNGODLY APPROVAL OF GAMBLING!
  • TLC MUST DEMONSTRABLY BELIEVE AND ABIDE BY UNBIBLICAL SECULAR EQUALITY VALUES AS A CONDITION OF SECURING LOTTERY MONEY!
  • TLC'S OPEN HANDS MATERIAL IS SATURATED WITH THE SATANIC 666 “LUCKY” CROSSED FINGERS LOTTERY LOGO!
  • THEOCRACY: UNBIBLICAL TOP HEAVY LEADERSHIP AS AGAINST THE NEW TESTAMENT MODEL FOR DECISION MAKING!
  • NEPOTISM = PARTIALITY!
  • ROCK MUSIC VERSUS WORSHIP!
  • CHURCH GROWTH BASED ON “SEEKER SENSITIVE” MEGA CHURCH CAMPUSES RATHER THAN ON GOD'S BLUEPRINT FOR CHURCH PLANTING IN THE BOOK OF ACTS!
  • THE EXPOSURE OF AT LEAST THREE MAJOR CHURCHES IN LEICESTER TO FALSE TEACHER MARK STIBBE AT TLC'S LEAD!
  • DAVID HIND'S ENDORSEMENT OF ARCH DECEIVER AND NECROMANCER BENNY HINN!

I do not plan to crawl back under my stone any time soon TLC - I shall continue to warn as I believe the Lord leads.   

To be continued.....................


 
Rob Thomas Watchman For Wales video: 
GREAT APOSTASY: FALSE TEACHERS - WHY DO WOLVES ABOUND?


UPDATE: http://standfirminthelord.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/the-trouble-with-adam-simmonds-pcc-northamptonshire/

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

THE POPE, THE ANGLICANS AND KENNETH COPELAND - DIABOLIC DECEPTION!


Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer: “The protest is over."
- yes .....and pigs might fly!!!

The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) is a document created, and agreed to by the Catholic Church's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) and the Lutheran World Federation in 1999, as a result of extensive ecumenical dialogue. The JDDJ states that the churches now share "a common understanding of our justification by God's grace through faith in Christ.” http://en.wikipedia.org/

I always thought that Christianity was about truth and honesty, but apparently the Anglicans, Rome and Kenneth Copeland disagree with that definition!!!
Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. (Matthew 7/16,20)

The claim made by Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer is that the JDDJ essentially resolves the conflict over the nature of justification which was at the root of the Protestant Reformation. Palmer forgot to mention to his audience that the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) does not speak officially for world Lutheranism and it has no doctrinal authority. 35 members of the 124 strong membership of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) voted against the JDDJ. These included members of International Lutheran Council and the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference who refused to recognise or adopt it any any way. The JDDJ has been variously described as a “betrayal of the gospel”, “a fraud”, “defective” and “a sell out by revisionist Lutherans to Rome” due to its ambiguity.

WORD GAMES

Palmer went to great lengths to state: “By grace alone in faith in Christ's saving works and not because of any merit on our part we are accepted by God and receive the Holy Spirit who renews our hearts while equipping and calling us to good works.” He reiterated: “We are saved by grace through faith to good works.” Palmer's statement is indistinguishable from the truth itself on face value...... that is until we look more closely!

The problem encountered by the JDDJ is that both Protestants and Roman Catholics can use the same words i.e. grace, justification, faith etc. but they each give these words entirely different meanings and interpretations.

Protestant definition of justification by faith:


The Protestant doctrine of sola fide “faith alone” is the biblical doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus). Sola Scriptura "scripture alone" is the Protestant doctrine that the Bible contains all knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness. Justification is a single one time only gift from God because Jesus Christ was legally "made sin" while on the cross. God grants sinners a judicial pardon (justification) by His grace and declares them righteous so that the righteousness of Christ is imputed to all who exercise faith. Unmerited favour means that justification does not depend in any way upon the sinner or even faith itself, but upon Jesus Christ and His righteousness alone. Works are the result or fruit of salvation, but never the means to it. Sanctification is separated from justification.

…..even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2/5-9)

Roman Catholic definition of justification by faith:

According to the Roman Catholic view, justification is a process. Christ’s righteousness is imparted to the believer by “grace through faith,” but this in itself is not sufficient to justify the believer. In addition meritorious works are essential for justification. Initial justification occurs at baptism and permanent justification is accomplished after a lifetime of striving to do God's will. The seven sacraments - baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, holy orders, and matrimony infuse God's grace into the human soul and make it conformed to the image of Christ. The Second Vatican Council stated that Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture form one sacred deposit of the word of God, committed to the Church. Roman Catholics blend justification and sanctification together into an ongoing process.

By their own definition, Rome replaces Christ. This precisely describes the antichrist since antichrist means in place of Christ as well as against Christ:

Rome teaches that the church “bears in herself and administers the totality of the means of salvation.”

“According to Catholic understanding, good works, made possible by grace and the working of the Holy Spirit, contribute to growth in grace, so that the righteousness that comes from God is preserved and communion with Christ is deepened.” (JDDJ par. 38)

Roman Catholic Catechism, par. 2025: “Merit is to be ascribed, in the first place, to the grace of God, and secondarily to man’s collaboration. Man’s merit is due to God”.

"The Protest is Over" - Then Why Is Trent Still Authoritative?

…..the document (JDDJ) is clear that it is not negating or contradicting any statements from Trent, rather it is arguing for the non-applicability of its canons to concrete Christian bodies in the modern world. The document was approved by the Vatican under the auspices of the PCPCU and is therefore a magisterial document, though since it is not an ex cathedra statement, it may be possible for Catholics to hold that it is open to reform or correction. http://en.wikipedia.org/

If the protest is over, then we might reasonably ask why the denunciation of justification by faith alone ratified by Council of Trent in the sixteenth century remains authoritative binding dogma by the Roman Catholic Church?

Cardinal Cassidy, the man responsible for a large part of Rome's involvement with the JDDJ was asked whether there was anything in the official common statement contrary to the Council of Trent. He responded: "Absolutely not, otherwise how could we do it? We cannot do something contrary to an ecumenical council. There’s nothing there that the Council of Trent condemns” (Ecumenical News International, 11/1/99).

CANON 9: "If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema."
From the Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations’ Document: The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in Confessional Lutheran Perspective: An Evaluation of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic “Joint Declaration” by the Departments of Systematic Theology of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis

“JDDJ does not settle the major disagreement between Lutheran theology and Roman Catholic theology on justification. Lutherans teach that justification is essentially a declaration of ‘not guilty’ and ‘righteous’ pronounced by God on a sinner because of Christ and His work. Roman Catholics teach that justification involves an internal process in which a believer is transformed and ‘made’ more righteous. The non-settlement of this issue forms the chief defect of JDDJ” (pg. 8).

“Although JDDJ uses the biblical phraseology ‘through faith’ or ‘by faith’ at critical points it speaks of justification ‘in faith.’ This new wording is ambiguous and allows for the Roman Catholic idea of infused grace. It does not clearly state that faith’s role in justification is exclusively to receive Christ’s benefits given to sinners by God in His grace. Therefore, it fails to make clear that the cause of justification is God’s saving work in Christ, not ourselves or anything in us” (pg. 8).

“If grace now means infused grace, a spiritual power poured into the soul by which we love God and merit salvation, then such infused grace and works in justification are related as ‘both/and.’ Neither the Joint Declaration nor the background dialogue have come to terms with these contradictory meanings of ‘grace.’ This would have unravelled the illusory ‘consensus’ on justification” (pg. 19).

“By failing to state clearly the instrumental nature of justifying faith, we fail to identify clearly the cause of our justification as found entirely in God’s saving action in Christ. The cause of our faith is outside of us, not “in faith,” not in us. When we speak this way, we rob Christ of all the glory in the justification of sinners and we deprive sinners of the maximum comfort which can only be gotten when Christ is the sole cause of salvation. The document’s treatment of the assurance of salvation is also, at best, ambiguous. It is a good example of how the primary purpose of the ‘Joint Declaration’ is to maximize agreement and minimize the disagreements”
(pg. 44).

DIABOLIC DECEPTION!

Palmer: “For the first thousand years, there was one church, it was called the catholic church. The word 'catholic' means universal, it doesn't mean Roman." Actually the Roman Catholic Church was formed in the fourth century when Augustine and Constantine usurped the apostolic teachings." Palmer was speaking as a representative of the Roman Catholic Church not the universal catholic church which has nothing to do with Roman Catholicism.

Palmer: “It's the glory that glues us together not the doctrines.” Without truth there is no glory!!!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1/14)

God's word the Bible is TRUTH (John 17/17; James 1/18; Psalm 119/43). Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14/6)

Palmer: “God will sort out all our doctrines when we get upstairs”.

The Bible: Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching (doctrine). Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4/16 see also Titus 1/9; 2/1; 2 Timothy 4/3; 1 Timothy 1/3,10; 6/3; Ephesians 4/14; 2 John 11/9; Romans 16/17)

Palmer: “Division destroys our credibility.” Credibility depends on TRUTH and INTEGRITY. The exposure of lies and guile destroys credibility.

Palmer: “It's division that's diabolic." The Bible says that there must be divisions to distinguish those who are approved. (1 Corinthians 11/19)

The Biblical doctrine of separation: Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you..... (2 Corinthians 6/17)

The thing that is "diabolic" are the devious lies of the enemy and the introduction of deceptive doctrines of demons in Jesus' name. Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings (doctrines) of demons.... (1 Timothy 4/1)

The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves. (Proverbs 13/5)

Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbours deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception,his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. (Proverbs 26/24-26)

Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit (guile). (Psalm 32/2)

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; (Revelation 18/4)