Published by Andy Neckar
P.O. Box J Hico, TX 76457
Vol. 8, Number 3 May-June, 2002
INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER -
1 - MODERN CHURCHES HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT GOD
2 - CHURCHES CANNOT RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH
3 - PICK & CHOOSE BELIEF SYSTEMS
4 - FUNDAMENTALISM-A 14 LETTER DIRTY WORD
5 - JEWISH ROMAN CATHOLIC SODOMITE?
MODERN CHURCHES HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT GOD
The churches have forgotten about God. So-called Christians, will not walk across the street for God, or His Son Jesus Christ. The churches and the people in them won’t give the God of the Bible, the Father of the LORD Jesus Christ, the time of day. They are too busy feeding their lustful desires.
Do you know what is worst thing in the world, in my opinion? A HYPOCRITE! Folks, I hate a lying, two-faced hypocrite. I really do. I believe a false Christian; a spiritual imposter is about the lowest thing on this God made earth.
Do you know what the viewpoint of the Lord Jesus Christ is on this subject? Well, folks. It ain’t good. LISTEN.
Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
The thing about conforming to the image of Jesus Christ (Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18) is that we (Him & I) sure do think alike. (1 Cor 2:16) Yeah, folks; what bothers Him bothers me
What are these lustful desires I speak of? How ‘bout accumulation of worldly goods as priority? Seeking signs and wonders. Financial prosperity and “physical” wellness. Life on this earth is sooo long (average 79 years?) and sooo important they must put it FIRST. Physical goods and physical wellness is the norm of the modern day spiritual seeker.
Everybody nowadays wants religion. They want spirituality. WHY? So God will DO something for them, that’s why. Do they want salvation? Yes they do, along with all the other “wants” I already mentioned.
GOD BLESS AMERICA. What can God do for ME? The unholy trinity. ME; MYSELF & I. Why should God bless America? Does she deserve His blessings? Don’t make me answer that. PLEASE. I would take forever giving valid and Biblical reasons why America doesn’t deserve God’s blessings.
America and the churches have forgotten God. They have forgotten that He created us to serve HIM, and now the churches want this the other way around. Their hearts speak that as long as He serves THEM He can stay around, but “please” don’t ask them to serve Him. Not even in a miniature manner. They won’t what?
ONE MORE TIME. They won’t walk across the street for Him or give Him the time of day. They may think that they have God deceived, but they have another think/thought coming. Listen to THIS.
Ps 44:20-21 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
If some of the ones I speak of are in fact, real Christians, they are even worst than hypocrites. They are UNGRATEFUL hypocrites. Ungrateful because they cannot put “ME” aside long enough to even think of God or the SAVIOR Jesus Christ. Hypocrites because they claim to love God, but their hearts show that they really love “self”. I cannot comprehend a real Christian with this mindset. When the works and attitude of a person manifest a love in preference “for” the world and the things “of” the world, how then can I come to believe any “brother in the Lord” statement?
The true God is a forgotten God because His Book is a forgotten book. The people in the churches are destroyed for lack of knowledge. ( Hos 4:6) Why is this so? Because of the neglect of THIS.
2 Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
How many “church people” are gonna hear this one day?
Matt 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
These are “church people” Jesus is speaking of here. Got that? LISTEN!
Matt 7:21-22 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 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?
The majority of the remnant that will be saved may be in the following class of Christians.
1 Cor 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Salvation is only found in God’s Word. In God’s Word, whether read or spoken. Did going to church to hear a salvation message and then “walking the isle and repeating a prayer” save me? NO! Did attending a spiritual crusade and “coming up front” save me? NO! Was I saved by repeating the “sinners prayer” on my front porch in response to some “door knocker”? NO!
Well, then, how was I saved? I was saved by faith in the “finished work” of Jesus Christ. What circumstances led to my salvation? By STUDYING God’s Word IN MY HOUSE. It wasn’t hard. It was a miracle, but it wasn’t hard. I was trying to prove a point, “my point”, and the Holy Spirit of God opened my eyes to the truth of what I was STUDYING and had READ so many times and years before. This “man of the book” became a child of God by STUDING the BOOK I had READ so many times before.
It does make a difference what you believe, and it does make a difference if you READ or STUDY.
We can knock doors and pass out literature, and even present the gospel of Christ door to door, but it don’t do much good here in America. After all, who in America has not heard of the Name of Jesus? What with all the news media and TV and radio programs and Internet web sites, it is almost impossible to find a soul here in this home country to present the “good news” to that have not already formed an opinion on the matter.
The last days of the apostasy are here. It is in “full swing”. The churches think the world is in a revival, when in truth, the world and its churches are in the final apostasy spoken of in 2 Thess 2:3. This should give you some inkling/clue as to how blind the majority of the modern day churches are.
At the Weatherford Trade days (once a month) there are around 27-35 folks show up for the Sunday morning gathering. This is out of around 600-700 people. (average around 2 per vendor space) I am grateful for that many, but it is not that many considering the size of the market. But it is the remnant the Lord speaks of in the Bible. (Rom 9:27; 11:5)
It really is joyful to have folks come in for ice-cold water or lemonade and browse the religious literature table and ask questions. It doesn’t take much to make a child of the King happy. I believe “joy” is different from “happiness”. I don’t get the same down in my heart feeling when I’m happy that I do when I get the “joy in the Lord” feeling.
I sobered up in AA in October 1981, ten years before I got saved. I learned in that program that happiness couldn’t be found in searching, because happiness does not exist in itself. I learned, and I believe this to be true, that happiness is a “by-product” of a “life well lived”.
Joy is not to be found in the things of this world. Joy can only be found as a result of serving the Lord God. This I believe and hold fast to, because I believe this to be true.
I haven’t been writing much here lately, but I do answer many e-mail questions and do some visiting. The Lord is good and He is blessing. Thak care folks and contend for the faith in your area. Until next time if Jesus tarries.
In Christ and studying His Spirit Inspired Word
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CHURCHES CANNOT RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH.
Do you know what’s happened to the church the past few years? Do you know why the church is in the apostate state it is now in? Do you know why the few sheep still in the churches are so deceived?
Let’s talk about it. Let’s see what God has to say about it. I asked Him, you know? Do you know what he said?
2 Tim 2:15-16 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun (avoid) profane (wicked) and vain (worthless) babblings (nonsense/baloney ) for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Yeah! That’s what He said. Did you know that I use 2 Tim 2:15 in 1/3 of my weekly sermons? I have to. Read, read, and read some more Study, study, and study some more. STUDY of God’s Word is a LIFELONG process. We NEVER graduate. We stay at it ‘til “the cows come home”. That is until Jesus comes again, and He IS coming, you know. Pretty soon too; what you bet?
2 Tim 2:17And their word will eat as doth (will) a canker: (cancer) of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Of whom is Bennie Hinn, Thomas Dexter, T.J. Jakes, Paul Crouch of TBN, Richard Roberts, Rod Parsley, Joyce Meyer, Rodney Howard-Browne, Roberts Liardon and a host of other individuals, ministries, and cemeteries--uh, seminaries/bible colleges.
The religious cemeteries are where folks with a semblance of faith go and completely depart from it. Why? Because the religious instructors are wolves, that’s why.
Do you know what’s happened to the church the past few years? Do you know why the church is in the apostate state it is now in? Do you know why the few sheep still in the church are so deceived?
Here it is Folks.
THEY CANNOT RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH.
There you have it. THAT is what’s wrong with the church nowadays. Do you know what happens when you cannot rightly divide the word of truth?
You are carried away by every wind of doctrine.
Eph 4:11-14 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine (teaching), by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
The only way to be able to detect error is to know the truth; therefore, we must come to the knowledge of the Son of God, to Christian maturity. A person does not have to study every counterfeit bill in order to know that some particular bill is counterfeit. He needs only to know the genuine article.
Nowadays 90 % of the evangelists, pastors and teachers are at work trying to imperfect what’s left of the saints. Not that bad you say? You don’t get the mail I do from folks earnestly searching for a sound church, or the folks that finally gave up searching and are now gathering together in their homes, like we (My wife & I) are here in Hico.
Technology is growing at a tremendous pace. People are going all over the world (to & fro) day and night. The churches are falling away from the faith. They are falling “like flies”. (dominoes) That tell you anything? It does me.
Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
1 Tim 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, (clearly) that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
1 Tim 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
The above verse defined the Roman Catholic Church to me back in 1991. I was RC back then. Celibacy of the priesthood, and back in the 1950’s it was a mortal sin to eat meat on Fridays. If a Catholic died without confessing this sin to a priest/man he was doomed to hell. A decade or so later it no longer was a sin of any kind to eat meat on Fridays. What sent a Catholic to hell in the 40’s and 50’s would not sent him there in the 60’s and 70’s.
HEY, I “finally’ got that through my head, or rather the Lord did. Boy, I’m glad He’s longsuffering.
A verse that reminded me of the rosary I prayed was this one.
Matt 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
It took me years and years of reading the Bible to even begin to see the Truth in it. For some reason the Holy Spirit of God opened my eyes in 1991.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
People in most churches nowadays want a “hands on “ religion. They want to SEE and FEEL religion. They are after emotionalism rather that spiritualism. Things hoped for? Give ME something NOW.
Man/woman is preoccupied with his/her trinity. ME, MYSELF and I. They are looking out for #1.
Lord willing I will fight a good fight, and finish my course, I will keep the faith ‘til He comes again.
A Messenger of Christ;
Earnestly Contending For The Faith. –Jude 1:3
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PICK & CHOOSE BELIEF SYSTEMS
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham and "one of the nation's best preachers," is featured on the cover of Charisma (6/02). She has attracted huge crowds to her Just Give Me Jesus revivals, advertised for women but open to men. About half of her audiences are now men.
In an interview with Charisma, Lotz says that the Scripture does not prohibit women from teaching men. "I feel like it's a man-made rule that's sort of cultural."
[Editor] So—1 Timothy 2:11-12 is a MAN MADE RULE. Sort of CULTURAL, huh?
1 Tim 2:11-15 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Notice the apostle Paul finishes 1 Tim 2:11-12 with verses 13-15.
1 Tim 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
Man Made? Adam was created first is a cultural “man made” teaching?
1 Tim 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
The serpent deceiving Eve is a “cultural” teaching?
1 Tim 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
THIS TOO, is a man made rule? Come on now! Looks like Anne Graham Lotz and women like her would use the Word of God in their studies. I do.
How can 1 Tim 2:11-12 be a man made cultural rule and 1 Tim 2:13-15 be the Word of God?
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
The grace of God brings salvation to all men of that “certain time period” and of the “Greek and Roman culture”?
No? Why not? I mean Lotz is speaking “pick & choose” what one believes as the inspired Word of God.
Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
Hey! Maybe THIS is a “man made cultural rule too.” Okay? Maybe Anne’s God did not offer salvation to the Gentiles, and Anne is a Gentile you know. Poor thing. No salvation offered her at all. Oh, well!
FUNDAMENTALISM - A 14 LETTER DIRTY WORD?
Herbert H. Reynolds, president emeritus of Baylor University, is the driving force behind a move among Southern Baptists in Texas to start a new denomination, which he would like to name "Baptist Convention of the Americas."
But forming a new denomination is not his main concern, Reynolds says. "I am [more] concerned about my children and grandchildren and their children. I don’t want them to grow up in Fundamentalism. . . . That’s the real reason for my involvement" (Baptists Today, 5/02).
[Editor] FUNDAMENTALISM; A 14 letter “dirty word”. I am, and many of you are of the new breed. The “Fundamental Taliban” Oshamea Bin Believing God’s Word again. How terrible! The world buys us books and sends us to school, and what do we do? We STUDY God’s Word. We refuse to conform to its teachings. Yeah, the world must put a stop to this rebellious nonsense
John 16:2-3 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
JEWISH ROMAN CATHOLIC SODOMITE?
"Fully half of Catholics (51 percent) say they would attend a church with an ‘openly gay’ priest," says a front-cover story in the May 6 issue of Newsweek. The magazine claims that "the best guess is that between 35 and 50 percent of Roman Catholic priests are homosexual." Mark D. Jordan, a homosexual Catholic and professor of religion at Emory University, says, "If there were no homosexuals in the priesthood, we would soon cease to have a functioning church."
[Editor] Yeah, take all the lost sinners out of the RC Church. Out of the pews and the pulpits and what do you have? A void.
Dan 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
All the Biblical references to “the God of his fathers” refer to the Jews. Could this be speaking of a Jewish Roman Catholic Sodomite?
We Must Earnestly Contend For The Faith - Jude 1:3
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