Published by Andy Neckar
P.O. Box J  Hico, TX 76457
Vol. 9, Number 1. Jan-Feb. 2004
Editor: Andy Neckar


INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER - 
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A LETTER FROM A SUBSCRIBER
2-UNSCRIPTURAL WORSHIP-UNSCRIPTURAL MARRIAGES
3-UNSCRIPTURAL MARRIAGES
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Hello Folks

Below is a letter from a subscriber.  This is a dearly beloved subscriber and sister in the Lord, but it must be posted publicly.  WHY? Because I know there are many Christians that feel as this one feels concerning the second paragraph

The FIRST paragraph is TRUE discernment, but the SECOND paragraph is ERROR in understanding and spiritual judgment.
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THE LETTER

  I watched The Passion of Jesus Christ and it should be named The Passion of

Mary as the entire movie is focused around her. They portrayed that Jesus was afraid and that every time he sees Mary he's strengthened and get scourged and beaten by just knowing that she is by his side. And also while carrying the cross he can't do it but then Mary tells him I'm here. And even when he's crucified he looks at her. The entire movie is very Roman Catholic. But to someone who doesn't read their Bible they won't know anything. So many of the things were wrong.

But the only thing I'm happy is that many Arab Muslims are renting this movie to see what its all about. God can use the foolish things to reach to the lost and if even one Muslim from Kuwait gets saved by watching this movie then to me its a box office hit and not for the money that its making. One soul is more precious then all the millions that Gibson can make.

[Editor Comments]
The Passion of the Christ did not teach/preach the "gospel of Christ.  That movie has no saving attributes or value to it at all.

It can make a person emotionally sorry for Jesus. It can make a person to begin to believe that Mary INDEED played a role in our redemption.  That it was SHE and not GOD or an ANGEL that was portrayed as the one strengthening Him. From a CHRISTIAN point of view, and GOD'S point of view it was a "blasphemous" movie.

This movie, rather that SAVE one Muslim, will send a BUNCHES of poor souls to HELL, WORLD WIDE, because of it's subtly, or cleverly disguised Roman Catholic doctrine.

What will we trade for ONE MUSLIM SOUL?  Innumerable others sent to hell?

[Excerpts from the Christian New & Views July-August 1999 Newsletter]

A prostitute in need of drugs can stand on a street corner and preach the gospel in order to "pass the hat" to purchase drugs, and some people may get saved. IT IS THE MESSAGE, NOT THE MESSENGER.

Do we condone or praise the drug-taking harlot for preaching the gospel? DO WE? MANY people that preach the gospel of Christ will one-day burn in HELL.

Matt 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. [End of excerpt]

Would YOU want to watch a half naked prostitute movie and claim, if ONE SOUL is saved because of this movie, it is BOX OFFICE HIT.

You don't want to look at half naked women under "any" circumstances?  Well then, why do you want to look at a half naked Jesus? (The naked buttocks of the actor that played the role of Jesus was shown in the movie. (I read reviews of the movie)

We are to give glory ONLY to things done GOD'S WAY and stay out of and away from things done the WORLD'S WAY

If a movie is popular with the world, STAY AWAY. (John 17:16)

If a man is popular with the world STAY AWAY. (John 15:18-19)
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RESPONSE FROM ORIGINAL SUBSCRIBER

Hi Andy,

Thank you for correcting me in my error. You are right when you say:

What will we trade for ONE MUSLIM SOUL? Innumerable others sent to hell?

This is so true. Because the focus of the movie is Mary and not Jesus and yes in the end the people end up feeling sorry for Jesus. This is true.

Thank you for correcting me. / XXXX
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SECOND RESPONSE FROM ORIGINAL SUBSCRIBER

Hi Andy,
I was just thinking and I had to email you again. I just thanked our Lord Jesus Christ for you because you are truly my brother in the Lord. You encourage, rebuke, reprove and exhort me. Thank you.

Prov 10:17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

You opened my eyes this morning to Gal 1:8 "preach any other gospel". Now I realised that the other gospel has to be very closely linked to THE gospel

in order to corrupt it and confuse the lost. And this causes more harm than good. right?

2 Tim 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Thank you. And I also liked the Loneliness message which is so true. / XXXX
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MY REPLY
Dear XXXX

Thank you XXXX, for not being offended.. Mom & I truly love you.  We have been 'together" for so many years, and I really "felt grief for you" when that church in Kuwait treated you the way it did.

Your attitude speaks so much louder than words.  It is because of a very FEW like you that keep me keeping on.

May God bless you XXXX in ALL that you do, because it is manifest that your heart is right with God.

Your brother in the Lord.
Andy

Andy Neckar-A messenger of Christ
"Earnestly Contending for the Faith". Using the King James Bible, to encourage and instruct Born Again Christians, wherever they may be.
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UNSCRIPTURAL WORSHIP-UNSCRIPTURAL MARRIAGES

  Hello Folks

Well, back to the same old grind.  Biblically Correct Newsletters, Exposing Deception in Politically Correct Churches.

A SUBSCRIBER QUESTION
If adultery is a state then according to 1 Cor 6:9  all who have unscriptually remarried are going to hell? If it is a state then they could not have been saved? (this would be continual habitual sin) Could you state your ideas on these questions? 
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ANSWER
Repentance is a TURNING from sin. Paul says such WERE some of you.

1 Cor 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither "fornicators" (those living in unscriptural marriages), nor idolaters, nor adulterers, (unscriptural marriages) nor effeminate, "nor abusers of themselves with mankind" (homo's), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Fornication is having sex with someone other than your wife or husband.  That wife or husband  must STAY our wife or husband UNLESS one or the other has committed FORNICATION (sex with someone other than the spouse)

THAT and ONLY THAT is reason for divorce.

Can a homosexual or lesbian continue to live with their unscriptural "spouse" and be saved?  REALLY--can ACTIVE Homo's be saved"

If not, then WHY can an ACTIVE FORNICATOR be saved.  We cannot come to Christ and continue in our old grievous sins committed by the "old man".  That is an indication that we were never saved at all.

Matt 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Now, Christ is not "commanding" that the spouse put away the fornicating spouse.  He is only giving the RIGHT to put the sinning spouse away/divorce.

There is such a thing as REPENTANCE and RECONCILATION.

ADULTERY is the act of leaving one's spouse and marrying another. Adultery is NOT the act of "cheating" on one's spouse. (sexual acts with another).

FORNICATION is the SEXUAL ACT with someone OTHER THAN the spouse.

Matt 19:9 - And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

So it is NOT ADULTERY when a spouse has sex with "another person" other than the husband or wife, if they did not "depart": or put away/divorce the spouse

What actually happens is that the spouse is committing "fornication"

The sinful one can reconcile the marriage by repentance, and if the other forgives, there is NO ADULTERY.  The sin of fornication was committed, repented of to God and spouse, was forgiven and there was NO ADULTERY.
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ANSWER NUMBER TWO
When I was a Roman Catholic, I committed, upon adulthood, the ACT of committing my devotions, love and affections to the Roman Catholic Church and all of her precepts.  Mary adoration, prayers to Mary and the Saints, confessions to a man; reverence to the Pope as Vicar of Christ on earth; etc.

NOW-if I repented of the ACT, but still REMAINED in the RC Church and CONTINUED to believe in and hold affections for all of her precepts, do you think I would be saved through the Blood of Jesus Christ?

Would I not have to REPENT (turn away from) my sinful ACTS (plural-ongoing-continuous state of apostasy/sin) and place my TRUST/FAITH in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to be saved?

What I was IN was a STATE of UNSBCRIPTURAL WORSHIP of which I had to REPENT/DEPART FROM in order to be saved and place my TRUST in CHRIST and not in the RC CHURCH.

Some Christians say that homosexuals that been issued a marriage license here recently and proceeded to marry each other are not really married in the eyes of God and His CHURCH

WHY?  Because God instituted marriage to be between a MAN and a WOMAN. 

THAT'S THAT; CAUSE GOD SAYS SO.

Well-This SAME GOD instituted marriage to last AS LONG AS THEY "BOTH" SHALL LIVE (1 Cor 7:39) except for the cause of fornication, ONLY. (Matt 5:32)

THAT'S THAT; CAUSE GOD SAYS SO.

A "Christian Couple" divorcing for reasons other than fornication and remarrying are not married in the eyes of God, and not in the eyes of His true CHURCH.

THAT'S THAT; CAUSE GOD SAYS SO.

Thus saith the Lord.
The so-called "church" cannot change a God who is the SAME, yesterday, today and forever. (Heb 13:8)

I can say THUS because that is what HE makes VERY CLEAR in HIS WORD "previously". AMEN!

I say AMEN, because I may not get very many. I am MY OWN amen corner when I say "thus saith the Lord" in regard to very unpopular teaching/commands of God and His Word, the Lord Jesus Christ
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SAME SUBSCRIBER QUESTION #2
Could you respond to this article from John R.  Rice's book: (Deut 24:3,4) ...under mosaic law... a divorced wife was absolutely  forbidden to return to her former husband after she had been married either by a  divorce or death....(mosaic law was much loser - divorce permitted because of  the hardness of their hearts)    ....Remember that it would be a  sin to break second marriages just as it was to break the first marriage.   If any read this who have been guilty and have married again , then, according  to the saviour, you were guilty of adultery in marrying the second time. but  that act of adultery is in the past. The former marriage is broken. To break the  present marriage and return to the first would be a sin.....It is a mistake to  suppose that the former marriage still continues in force while one lives with a  second wife, since FORNICATION breaks a marriage and give right to a divorce.  Then the adultery of the second marriage would certainly break the first  marriage. Thereafter it would no be proper to speak of a man's having two living  wives.  Thanks for your time. I'm not trying to be  antagonistic, just searching for answers.
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THIRD ANSWER
I have given you enough answers from God's Word.  Believe or disbelieve.

The SECOND marriage IS NOT a marriage MADE IN HEAVEN.  There is no SECOND MARRIAGE TO BREAK.
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SAME SUBSCRIBER FINAL REPLY
Thanks for your time. I guess it comes down to the  greek word commit act or state. I will continue to do a careful study of the  tenses and definition of the word.
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Earnestly Contending for the Unpopular Faith-Jude 1:3
Andy Neckar-a messenger of Christ

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UNSCRIPTURAL MARRIAGES
By Andy Neckar

Repentance is a TURNING from sin. Paul says such WERE some of you.

1 Cor 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither “fornicators” (those living in unscriptural marriages), nor idolaters, nor adulterers, (unscriptural marriages) nor effeminate, “nor abusers of themselves with mankind” (homo’s), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Fornication is having sex with someone other than your wife or husband.  That wife or husband STAYS our wife or husband UNLESS one or the other has committed FORNICATION (sex with someone other than the spouse)

THAT and ONLY THAT is reason for divorce.

Can a homosexual or lesbian continue to live with their unscriptural "spouse" and be saved?  REALLY--can ACTIVE Homo's be saved"

If not, then WHY can an ACTIVE FORNICATOR be saved.  We cannot come to Christ and continue in our old grievous sins committed by the “old man”.  That is an indication that we were never saved at all.

Matt 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Now, Christ is not “commanding” that the spouse put away the fornicating spouse.  He is only giving the RIGHT to put the sinning spouse away/divorce.

There is such a thing as REPENTANCE and  RECONCILIATION.

ADULTERY is the act of leaving one’s spouse and marrying another. Adultery is NOT the act of “cheating” on one’s spouse. (sexual acts with another).

FORNICATION is the SEXUAL ACT with someone OTHER THAN the spouse.

Matt 19:9 - And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

So it is NOT ADULTERY when a spouse has sex with “another person” other than the husband or wife, if they did not “depart”: or put away/divorce the spouse

What actually happens is that the spouse is committing “fornication

The sinful one can reconcile the marriage by repentance, and if the other forgives, there is NO ADULTERY.  The sin of fornication was committed, repented of to God avid spouse, was forgiven and there was NO ADULTERY.

Earnestly Contending For The Faith-Jude 1:8
Andy Neckar

  We Must Earnestly Contend For The Faith - Jude 1:3

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