Let’s read it like it is Written!
In Galatians 1:9 the Apostle Paul clearly states, «If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed.» Strong words …Butt, as Paul said «These are Jesus› Commandments!» Paul did not receive his teaching from men, so why would you?
Let’s check «The Words» of the men today who have set themselves up as the Leaders, Preachers, Teachers, and Profits of «Our Time!»
The first One of «Our Time» was Oral Roberts, joined by his son Richard, who claimed the Parable of the Sower as taught by Christ was not as Jesus said, «Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.» Luke 8:11 The Roberts teach that «Money is The Seed» – given to them! They claim if you send them money – then God will bless you!
The Scriptures say Christ’s Apostles were ignorant, and unlearned men, yet the Religious Leaders of «Their Time» marveled at their understanding, and then discovered the source of their knowledge, «They had been with Jesus!»
Even Jesus said His Doctrine, or teaching, was not His own …Butt, was from Him who sent Him! It came from our Father God, who sent Him! I do not believe any money changed hands, nor did any of the aforementioned attend O.R.U. – Oral Roberts University!
In fact, Oral Roberts claim that God told him to build a university is in direct contradiction to the Written Word of God! 1st John 2:26-27 boldly declares, «These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him!»
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 explains how to tell if a man is a true Prophet of God – OR NOT! …Butt, the Profit, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that Profit shall die! And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a Profit speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has NOT spoken, …Butt, the Profit hath spoken it presumptuously: you shalt not be afraid of him.»
Now, if the Newspapers are correct, none of them are at O.R.U! Oral has died, and Richard has left in disgrace for stealing University funds… Truly the behavior of a Profit, of «the god of this world!»
So, you can choose whom to believe for yourselves: God, Christ, Paul, and all the Apostles, or…Oral, Richard, and Lindsey – the Profits of the god of this world! You choose who will teach you; God, Christ, and those He sent or the god of this world and his False Profits!!!
Our own questions to these men and women… Where were you when the Scriptures were written? Where does your doctrine come from as you choose to change «The Written Word of God?» Do you not know it is written, if you change, diminish or add anything to God’s Word then you will be cursed and have all the plagues written about in «The Book» added to you! Yet, you do this anyway and then expect others to believe your lies and to pay you for them?
The next man touted by the world is «God’s Ambassador…Billy Graham», and his son Franklin! «God’s Ambassador» is a high-sounding title …Butt, God’s Word says we are «Ambassadors for Christ» not God. Jesus warned us not to pray in public to be seen of men. Yet Billy and Franklin tell you to «Come down from your chairs and pray in public so all men can see you…» Then they tell you how to pray:
«Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus› name. Amen.»
After praying this «Sinner’s Prayer» they tell you: «Receiving Christ, we are born into God’s family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the ‹new birth.› If you prayed this prayer you are now ‹Born Again.›»
All of this sounds very spiritual, yet it is contrary to God’s Word…
When Nicodemus came to Jesus, Jesus explained to be born again «You must be born of water and spirit.» Ananias told Paul, «Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.» Peter wrote, «Even baptism doth also now save us.» Paul explained salvation like this…«Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.»
NOT ONE MENTION OF ANY PRAYER…
You can not be born again until the old man dies; you must be «Buried with him in baptism, wherein (in Baptism) also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.» Colossians 2:12
No one has convinced more men to forget about John the Baptist and Paul’s Apostleship to the Gentiles than these men!
You cannot receive Christ nor can you choose Him…It is written, «I have chosen you!» If you are one of the chosen then you should know «You were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world!» I can assure you it was not Billy or Franklin doing the choosing. Jesus commandment «Do not pray in public to be seen of men» does not stop them nor any of today’s so called «Men of God.»
All these men and women fit the description Christ spoke of as «The Religious Leaders of the day…» Those men and these have all rejected «The Baptism of John» and «The Counsel of God against themselves.»
The Newspapers and T.V. Stations both showed us a 33 Million ($33,000,000.00) Dollar Building with a «Talking Cow» in it dedicated to Billy Graham! Where do you think the money for that came from? Where do you think ALL their money comes from?? Do they work???
We repent and pray for these men, and all they have led astray…We ask you to chose this day whom you will listen to and obey; God or man? God gave you a choice, a Book, and a Son!!!
Now we come to the leader of «The Dry Cleaners»…Joel Osteen! Forget about John the Baptist – Ignore God Himself – Don’t worry about Peter or Paul…The Cross of Christ…The Shedding of Blood for the remission of sins! You can just walk up to Jesus and TELL Him How it is: «You›re sorry for your sins, you›ll accept Him, and now He is liable for keeping you safe, and for providing all of your needs!» I am sure He will be honored!
According to Joel you can choose the place and time and even how you give birth to yourself and be born again! So now everything all those who suffered and died for is just nothing! It was not even necessary…God really owes them an apology, doesn’t He? We can just do it Joel’s Way, it’s so much easier! (The Way, The Truth, and The Life don’t count…) He has written books…Best Seller’s to prove it…And so has his wife!
I am hoping their next book will explain a few things to me:
- How do I give birth to myself?
- How do I crucify myself?
- How do I bury myself?
- How do I walk up to Jesus if He is seated at the right hand of God in Heaven?
- Who will raise me up there?
- I am a little nervous about this «Dry Cleaning» process, are you sure it is Fire-Proof? (Most is Flammable!)
- Why did Paul say we are «Washed», and talk about the «Water of the Word?» Have you got him straightened out in your next book?
And so Our Beloved Brothers and Sisters, enjoy «The Truth»…»It is Written» for you by your Own, Real Brothers and Sisters! They lived by it, and live on in it as Paul and Jesus assure us, and live in us and with us as does «Our Father» and all the family of God!!!
We are praying for All who have been «Led Astray by men!» (As we were ourselves…) We fully believe: «By grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the Gift of God.» We also believe all that God’s, Christ’s, and Paul’s words to «Love one another, to help each other, to point them to the Scriptures and turn them from Satan to God, from Darkness to Light, and from liars to the Truth!»
Our heartfelt prayer is as God has said, «That none be lost!»