Vol. 3 Number 6, June 1997
Editor Andy Neckar
Inside This Newsletter
1. Little Leaven Leavens Lump
2. The Righteous Ruler: Christ, or Christians?
3. NEWS WATCH
4. CN&V'S NOTES
Little Leaven Leavens Lump
By Andy Neckar
Believing the "Gospel of Christ" and repenting of our sins is what can save us from eternal damnation.( Mark 1:15) This Gospel can be found in the Scripture. (2 Timothy 3:15) It is foretold in the Old Testament ( Acts 3:24) and fulfilled in the New. (Acts 3:18)
When Christians come to believe the "Doctrine of Christ" as well as the "Gospel of Christ", this ecumenical leaven which is defiling the majority of the churches can be "confronted".
When Christians believe "and practice" the Doctrine of Christ, this ecumenical leaven will be "confronted and purged" from among the brethren Only then can revival enter the churches, but not before. One cannot pray oneself unto salvation and one cannot pray a disobedient fellowship into revival. Remember, God is not mocked. (Gal 6:7)
Therefore I will not be weary, but continue my newsletter along this path, for in due season it shall reap.
Practicing Biblical separation, it seems, is the hardest thing for professing Christians to obey. How is it that these folks can profess to believe the Gospel of Christ and manifest no signs of salvation?
It may be that these same folks profess to believe only "part" of the doctrine of Christ, and that the rest is irrelevant in today's "reinvented society". It may be that these folks magnify "love and unity" above the Word of God (doctrine of Christ) when in fact, God Himself magnifies His Word above His Name. ( Psalms 138:2) It may be that these folks are not brethren in Christ at all.
Many folks accuse me of being overly critical, unloving, even hateful, preaching the way I do. But I was hopelessly lost until someone preached to me, and this made me very angry. I considered myself already saved. I was offended and very angry. I took up the Bible to defend my Catholic faith, and in doing so I discovered that I had no faith because I had many false beliefs. I am very thankful that God sent someone to offend me and make me very angry. The person that offended me loved me very much.
The Apostles of Jesus offended so many people that they all died martyrs except for John. Can we say there was no love in their hearts?
Yes! An overly critical, unloving, even hateful person was instrumental in me hearing the Gospel of Christ. I heard this Gospel by way of the Doctrine of Christ as found in the Holy Scriptures. It indeed made me wise unto salvation.
Those who put their feelings and experience above the Word of God are on dangerous ground. Are feelings and experience to be exalted above God's Word when even He exalts "His Word above His Name"? And you know His Name is not to be taken lightly.
The churches are filled with a mixed multitude, but Christ commands separation. The leaven of the mixed multitude has permeated the churches to the point of no return, and God's judgment is forthcoming.
Consider what the Old Testament has to say about the children of Israel, and the mixed multitude who went out from the land of Egypt with them. (Exodus 12:37-38) The mixed multitude that was among the children of Israel fell a lusting and led the Israelites into sin and judgment came upon all. ( Num 11:1-6) Now in the thirteenth chapter of Nehemiah the children of Israel separated from the mixed multitude. (Neh 13:1-3)
The mixed multitude is mentioned again in the closing part of the Bible-not by name but by description. (Rev 18:4) In two chapters here in the closing part of the Bible, you find a description of what I believe is the mixed multitude-saved and lost together, modernist and fundamentalist together-a mixed multitude. [excerpt from the Jan.-Feb '97 Midwestern Messenger, by Tom Malone]
Today many Christians are saying; "Lets get together". Only God does not want all people to "be together". The saved and the lost should remain separate. For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? (2 Cor 6:14)
For what fellowship hath lost Roman Catholics, Mormons, Professing Fundamentalists who don't believe the Bible, ect,. with the Children of God (saved)? Remember-a little leaven leavens the whole lump. In other words, a little error permeates the whole Body if not disassociated.
Church discipline, a forgotten practice, yet a practice commanded by Christ, (Matt 18:15-17) is much needed in the churches today. The lack of church discipline is the leading factor in why the churches are filled with a mixed multitude.
Tolerance, the lack of holding each other accountable, is the leading factor in the infectious unsoundness of the doctrine of Christ infiltrating the churches today. Tolerance, love, unity, lets all get together, is replacing the doctrine of Christ in the churches. Love and unity is commendable, even commanded, between Christians, but is dangerous if practiced among the mixed multitude. And a mixed multitude is what we have in the churches today. These people are impostors (false brethren) come to spy out our liberty in Christ, (Gal 2:14) or else are greatly deceived and in need of "All Scripture".
2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (KJV)
But if all scripture is not being "preached" and discipline is not being "practiced" in the churches, what can a believer do? Error must be separated from believers. (1 Cor Chapter 5) Cast out sin and it's children, for the children of sin shall not be heir with the sons of God. (compare Gal 4:30) or believers must separate from error. (2 Cor 6:17; Rev 18:4)
The Righteous Ruler: Christ or Christians?
By Andy Neckar
On May 23rd, on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, E.V. Hill told how America is a Christian Nation blessed by God, who will "heal our land". He told how the non-Christian has nothing to fear from Christians. He told how Christians are against murder, abortion, drugs, ect. He told how gentle and meek Christians are and reiterated that the world has nothing to fear from us.
He told how America, as a Christian Nation, hates war, and even after being forced into war, how America rebuilt the countries who warred against her. Japan & Germany were given as the examples. This kind of action is to be expected from a Christian Nation was the implication of the message.
He went on to tell about the commendable qualities of a Christian, and how there is no law against qualities such as these. He was assuring the world that there was nothing to fear, and much to gain, when the Christians took over the world.
But who should a Christian believe? God, or man? The question never was asked, and therefore no answer was given. But let me illustrate.
On this TV station, the present times are termed "the last of the last days" by various speakers. Yet the preaching on this station maintains that in this present age the Christians will take over the world for Christ.
In contrast the Bible says that:
2 Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (KJV)
2 Tim 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (KJV)
2 Tim 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (KJV)
2 Tim 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (KJV)
2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (KJV)
I admit, E.V. Hill has a form of Godliness, but we must turn away from those who deny the power of the Truth. The Truth is that there will be a great falling away from the faith in the last days, (2 Thess 2:3) so much so that Christ Himself asks if there will be any faith when He comes again.( Luke 18:8)
There is much ado about extra-biblical revelation these days. The Spirit of God, it is claimed, is not only moving among the churches in these last days to empower these churches to "win the world for Christ", but Christ Himself is manifesting "new revelation" to these charismatic, and in some cases, even fundamental ministers.
In contrast, the Bible says:
Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (KJV)
Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (KJV)
So, again. Who will we believe? God, or man? God has revealed to us all He will reveal. He has told us all He wants us to know. He has spoken to us all He will speak. We can find the things He wants us to know in His Spoken Word. We find His revelation to us in the book of God's Revelation To Man. That Book of Revelation starts in Genesis 1:1 and ends in Revelation 22:21. For us English speaking folks that book is the King James Bible.
The Roman Catholic Church, and here lately the United Methodist Church, rely on the Scripture, and "Church Tradition" for the tenets of the faith. Many mainline Protestant churches are preaching Scripture and "New Revelation" manifested to God's anointed, for the essence of belief.
I believe we are in the "last of the last days" as many assert, but the Holy Spirit is not "uniting" or "perfecting" the Church in preparation for the eminent return of "Christ". Rather it is Satan who is building his apostate church in preparation for the coming of the "Anti-Christ". All of the world's religions, whether it be Protestant or Pagan, will unite under the Roman Catholic Pope.
John Cardinal Suenens wrote in his book, A New Pentecost?,
". . . what we see with our eyes can be considered an awakening the like of which has never been seen before in the history of the Church." Suenens also made this very significant statement: "The drive toward unity among Christians seems irreversible; we may hope that the hour is not far off. The first millennium was, with some exceptions, the era of the undivided Church. The second, from 1054 until now, has seen the Church torn asunder. We are permitted to be confident with hope founded in God and in the progress of theology that the third millennium will see the restoration of full unity and full communion."
Roman Catholicism had rule over "Nations" during most of the first millennium, but Christ had rule over "True Believers" who remained separate from her. The era of the undivided church is still to come, and the apostate church will once again rule the nations. This end time apostate church will rule undivided for a short time, but there is one who holds it back. (2 Timothy 2:1-9) There are those who oppose it. There are those who warn day and night with tears, the disaster of going home to Rome. When He who "letteth" is taken out of the way, those who "opposeth" will be taken with Him. For a short time he, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders will have a free reign.
If any man have an ear, let him hear. (Rev 13:9)
Even so, come, Lord Jesus
Doctrinal Differences Secondary:
Only unity' will allow churches to confront Latin America's huge problems
San Jose, Costa Rica (ENI). Only unity will allow Christian churches to confront the major difficulties racking Latin America, such as poverty, violence, corruption and unemployment, according to two leaders of the Latin American Council of Churches. In statements published in Costa Rica they stressed that the doctrinal differences separating the churches in Latin America were of secondary importance compared to the seriousness of the problems confronting the region. They said that the issues of poverty, unemployment, violence, corruption, environmental destruction and lack of respect for human rights required the churches in Latin America to work together.
[Editor] Doctrinal differences that produce faith is secondary? Doctrinal differences, such as Fundamentalism and Roman Catholicism, differentiate between Eternal Life and the Second Death. That is, between heaven and hell.
Is this present poverty, unemployment, violence, corruption, environmental destruction and lack of respect for human rights to be principal in the churches mission?
It is not the job of the church to prepare the world for believers who are not of the world. The job of the church is to preach the gospel of Christ to the lost, and teach believers the Doctrine of Christ. (Matt 28: 19-20)
Who then, are these churches ministering to? They prepare the world for those of the world because they love the world, and strive foremost to make it a better habitation for the lost.
I Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (KJV)
I Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (KJV)
I Jn 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (KJV)
They strive to make a heaven on earth for themselves and for those whom they proselytize. The evidence indicates that temporal security is to be elevated above eternal security. So they work religiously to improve that which passeth away to accommodate those which pass from life to death. (Rom 8:6) rather than work for that which benefit those that abideth forever. (1 John 2:17)
The churches can't wait for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13) The church wants the promises "now". To heck with the hope. The churches say "we" will work and establish the Kingdom. They say if we wait on Christ, He alone will get all the credit. Man will not be recognized. Besides, we can establish the Kingdom "before" Christ comes. Give us some "credit". Man is not "utterly" helpless. We want "recognition from man" and "credit from God".
It seems the churches are saying; The Roman Church has nothing on us with their "co-redemptrix" (co-redeemer) Mary. She may have played a role in our salvation, but we are going to usher in the Kingdom, 'by ourselves," for Christ. Yeah, no co- anything here folks, it's gonna be "us"
May God have mercy on the us's. AMEN
The Power of Ecumenical Evangelicals
The alleged Roman Catholic miracle of transubstantiation (changing of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ), has a new rival in the Protestant miracle of transubstantiation of Roman Catholics from the "Mission Field of Evangelicals" to "Brothers and Sisters in Christ".
These Ecumenical Evangelicals are not working for the Jesus of the Bible, folks. They are Counterfeit Christians building a Counterfeit Kingdom to pay homage to a Counterfeit Christ.
How do I know this? Well, I figure the Children of God will not be working for Satan. No-not even the carnal Christians. Even these return to Christ in repentance. Lot lived among the heathen, but he did not give furtherance to the Homosexuals in Sodom.
Folks-Christians can live in this world without giving furtherance to the Prince of this World. Will the "real" God's children please stand up.
See folks--these can. [Andy Neckar]
Well, I have been busy this past month. I have added some new topics to the "On-Line Biblical Resources" page on my web site, and bought a new printer for the newsletter labels.
Much e-mail was gratefully received, mostly from Roman Catholics, and Promise Keeper supporters. A biblical reply was conferred to most all of them. I am most grateful for the messages of encouragement I received along with the berating letters.
Newsletter circulation is growing so large and so fast that I have hired an attorney to incorporate this ministry and afterward apply for a (501-[C]-3,tax exempt status which will save up to 50% on the cost of postage. More new things are in the planning stage.
See you next month.
We Must Earnestly Contend For The Faith.