The Longer I am Alive...

by Dr. Ken Matto

 

The more I am convinced that many Christians:

• WANT to be deceived,

• WANT to be lied to,

• WANT to be led astray,

• WANT to avoid thinking,

• WANT to avoid searching the Scriptures,

• WANT to be led around by the nose,

• WANT to swallow any doctrine under the guise of phony love,

• WANT to be led like Lemmings to the cliff.

 

The Scriptures put in the following way:

(Isa 5:20 KJV) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

I have been in many debates both on and off the internet with Christians who have such minute understanding of Scripture, I begin to wonder if I am talking to Christians or back in the bars. Just recently I brought to light a group of people who completely refute the existence of Satan and the existence of angels. The Christians which answered back, did not say they would check it out in Scripture, rather they jumped all over me because I dared challenge their self-appointed leader.

I know pastors who say that drinking highballs and women wearing short skirts is exercising Christian liberty. One pastor taught Christ is Lucifer. One theologian at Asbury Theological Seminary said it is okay for women to preach because 1 Cor. 14:33 is an "obscure" verse. One pastor taught the Book of Mary in Sunday School. One pastor says the Bible records 4 ways Christ will return and they can all be backed up by Scripture. (I thought there was only one return of Christ) One pastor says the Catholic Eucharist is equal to the Lord's Supper. One "Christian? Psychologist on the radio said "God had fantasies and turned them into realities." This radio network took Unshackled off for doctrinal differences but this twisted psychobabbler was allowed to remain on the radio.

Many pastors and theologians attack the King James Version of the Bible with textual criticism. Most Christians mix psychology with the Scriptures believing it will improve one's life. WWJD movement-How can mortal man know what Jesus would do? He is God and the Scriptures teach, (Rom 11:34 KJV) "For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?" The WWJD movement is just another attempt to bring Christ down to man's level, of course, for a profit to the heathen publishers and manufacturers.

The Bible is nothing more than a commodity to be rewritten and interpreted according to any school of thought which is palatable and inoffensive to the unbeliever and the good givers in the church. "Can't we just love" says the average Christian. What is love?

(2 John 1:6 KJV) And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

And how do we walk according to His commandments?

(Josh 1:7-8 KJV) Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. {8} This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Notice God warns us that we are not to divert from the law (which is the whole Bible) not one "yod" or "iota." One more thing before I close my train of thought on this subject. We must never name names when exposing a cult or false Bible teacher because that is considered "name calling" and "unchristian like." After all, WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? Let's find out:

(Mat 23:13-16 KJV) But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. {14} Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. {15} Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. {16} Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

I guess Jesus was a name caller and unchristian!

 

WWPD - WHAT WOULD PAUL DO?

(2 Tim 4:14 KJV) Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

(2 Tim 4:10 KJV) For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

I guess Paul was a name caller and unchristian too since he names names and their sins.

 

Dear Jesus and Paul,

Please remove me from your e-mail list because you have not shown love. The two of you are unchristian and name callers.

Sincerely,

Ken

 

I think you know what I am getting at. Christians who call evil good, and good evil and think they are pleasing God are deluding themselves and being deluded. This is because Christians have refused to study Scripture according to the Scriptures. Instead of doing their own study, they have relegated their spiritual thinking to their pastor, theologian, psychologist, friends, group leaders, et al. The time is long past where we can blindly trust any educated church leaders or self-appointed leaders. We can only put our trust in the Bible and we must check them out in the Bible.

If you have walked away from personal Bible study, then you are setting yourself up to be duped. If you are a leader of people and have departed from or added to Scripture then you are in serious trouble with the Lord.

(Rev 22:18-19 KJV) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: {19} And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

If I was a leader in the church, I would tremble at this statement. If you don't, then something is wrong because you have lost your fear of God.

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