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Is it Okay for Christians to Display a Hateful, Belligerent Attitude Towards Unsaved Sinners?

This is a very tough issue but I have noticed it's really a common problem for some Christians to end up exploding before unsaved sinners and my answer is obviously no, it is not okay for Christians to display a belligerent attitude towards unsaved people and honestly I have been there before and I am not a bit proud of that fact. It's not because they were false converts- sure I see them really developing the fruits of salvation, they don't trust their works, they desire fellowship and follow it, they help the poor expecting no return, they are devoted to their duties as Christians, Christian values matters to them a lot... I have no doubt about their conversion. However what must be realized is that Christians as saved as they are and will endure to the end, they however will still lapse into sin.

Remember, Christians only sin less, they are not sinless until God calls them home. They are still sinners but they are not definitely saturated in sin and live continuously …

An Interesting Excerpt from "Kissing the Foot of the Pope"

Since it's Reformation Day, this is something I wish to post.  This was preached by Spurgeon who quoted the article "Kissing the Foot of the Pope".  Notice just how the Pope himself is an antichrist by his very actions:
"Theophilus Rainaldo and the Bollandist fathers, as well as other Roman Catholic authors, tell us a gallant story of Pope St. Leo I., called the Great, which, if it were true, might show the origin of the practice. They say that a young and very handsome devotee was admitted on Easter day, to kiss the hand of Pope St. Leo after the mass. The pope felt himself very much excited by this kiss, and remembering the words of the Saviour, 'If thy hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee' (Matt. v. 30), he at once cut off his hand. But as he was unable to perform mass with only one hand, the people were in a great rage. The pope therefore prayed to God to restore his hand, and God complied: his hand was again united to the stump. And to a…

The Reformation and October 31

Here's a speculative view of why the Reformation happened on October 31 of all dates on 1517. Looking at the Roman Catholic calendar, October 31 is merely close to November 2 to which is All Soul's Day and people were purchasing indulgences for their deceased loved ones hoping they would enter the bliss of Heaven and also for forgiveness of sins.
The burning of the indulgences commenced with Martin Luther's protest hence the term "Protestant"... just when November 1 or All Saints' Day November 2 or All Soul's Day was around the corner. Do those Roman Catholics even realize in Hebrews 9:27 that after a man dies, they are immediately passed on to judgment? They condemn themselves whenever they claim to believe that verse and they are still praying for the dead. He also burned them down to show that salvation is a free gift and never for sale. Even after how many masses, the time will always be that there is not one speck of hope any lost sinner will ever …

Sinful Living as an Argument Against the Bible

Charles Spurgeon said, "The only real argument against the Bible is an unholy life. When a man argues against the Word of God, follow him home, and see if you cannot discover the reason of his enmity to the Word of the Lord. It lies in some sort of sin."  This is really quite true.  In fact John 3:19-20 have been warning about the fact that man in his sinfulness refuses to come to the light lest their deeds be exposed in the light of God's Word.  I have noticed how people tend to argue against the Word of God and with their overly whining how much they hate Christians for being narrow-minded bigots and not giving into modernist standards, you might find something dirty about their lives that we never knew of.  Based on experience, I have noticed that before I got saved, I simply hated the Bible and reading it.  In fact, the reason why I began to hate reading the Bible was the reason that hit Martin Luther when he read the Scriptures finding about the righteousness of Go…

So These Wicked Rich Men Laugh at Born Again Christian Giving Practices?

Ever since that earthquake struck in Bohol last week, it's been a major damage and one thing was certain, even some Christian assemblies in Bohol were destroyed by the quake perhaps as God's call for revival or chastising or to weed out false converts.  Recently, I was glad to hear that Pastor Armie F. Jesalva and Pastor Ruben L. Lumagbas Jr. of Bible Baptist Church-Cebu launched a charity mission campaign with other fellow Christians but at the same time, I remembered some ridicule at wicked rich men who laugh at the born again Christian practice of tithes, offerings, faith promises and most of all charitable giving.  So far, many of these wicked men are either atheists or Roman Catholics (who are pretty much comfortable in their parishes) or you could consider part of the wicked prosperity doctrine which was also ran by Vatican shill, Joel Osteen which I dub as Osteenism. Christians don't do their good works to stay saved or to gain God's favor or whatever, no they …

Misapplying the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant to Avoid Paying Debts and Facing Justice

I remembered an experience among people that they tend to misuse the parable of the unforgiving servant in order to avoid paying their debts.  In my experience after I ran after somebody who owed me a large sum of money, he used the parable of the unforgiving servant to justify himself that he will not pay it.  In fact, it was obvious estafa or running away with debt without the intention to pay which really is inexcusable compared to a person asking for an installment plan because they are having financial trouble.  What they do not realize is the real meaning of the parable of the unforgiving servant is more of a parable of divine forgiveness than financial problems.  As said, in Matthew 18:21-35 we are more faced with the illustration of man's sinfulness and his inability to pay the debt to God and how Christians should give more time but I don't see anything wrong with locking up a person for absconding debt while showing mercy for a person who cannot pay, then again I be…

Works Salvation and Easy Believism are Both Erroneous

Here's the Bible truth about salvation, faith in Christ and good works:
1.) Salvation is NOT by doing good works but it leads until good works. (Ephesians 2:8-10).
2.) Good works are not the way of salvation but is the result of salvation. (Titus 3:5-8).
The contrast between the believer and the unbeliever in doing good works:
1.) The unbeliever does good works (actually dead works) trying to gain God's favor.  Natural man is wicked and evil, hypocritical and will do anything to win salvation by himself because of the sin nature of pride.  He is like the Pharisee who brags of his good works which are but not gaining God's favor.  It's all about boasting (Matthew 23:5).
2.) The believer on the other hand does good works not for self but because God has redeemed the person.  It's unthinkable if faith cannot produce good works.  James 2 warns that any faith that that does lead to works is a sham, non-authentic faith.  True good works is God working in man (Phil. 2:13…

How False Preachers Become Popular

I remembered the lecture of Pastor Armando Borja when he mentioned about the false preachers and how they become popular.  It's a sad truth for the Christian that the truth tends not to become popular especially when you think about it- Jeremiah was hated, Paul was hated, Peter was hated, Isaiah was hated (and some people say he was even cut in half) and Jesus is always hated for the truth!  In fact, I was thinking about my experience with a Myanmar self-proclaimed man of God who might be into the heresy of "Christian" Buddhism and perhaps a New Ager.  He mocked me to be an extremist, a suicide bomber, etc. and was very accommodating to a so-called Christian who was pretty much with the soft, easy message who didn't attack heresies, just was "easy easy".  Something is pretty wrong there.  Another issue I'd like to raise is pro-Vatican pastors like Joel Osteen and Jim Bakker easily get popular too.  Jeremiah 5:31 warned that the prophets prophesy falsel…

A Dispute About the Woman in Revelation 12 in Christian Theology

While reading through various commentaries from Matthew Henry, John Gill, John Macarthur, D. James Kennedy, Robert Charles Sproul and Vernon McGee's "Through the Bible" but as said, these are mere men and they can make mistakes.  In fact, there was a dispute about the woman in Revelation 12, then again this isn't a cause for division because these commentators I've studied all agree with the essential soteriology to which the woman in Revelation 12 is interpreted as follows and remember Revelation does not only predict the future but it also somehow gives a review of past events to how they link towards the future.:
1.) Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus
Now here's the reason why I think some Christians believe Mary is the woman even if they are not engaged in Mary worship.  If you think about the woman who is carrying the chosen child, one can only think of Mary the mother of Jesus even if one doesn't buy the heresy that she was sinless (even if some of …

Feminism Teaches Girls to Be Immoral

There's really no doubt about it- feminism is teaching girls to be immoral.  I just remembered how girls these days are no better than the men they hate, after all if men are misleading little boys to immorality so are women.  There's no better side between a homosexual, a feminist or a male chauvinist- they are ALL SINFUL.  If you want proof of that, why not take a look at the Bible?  Athaliah the ultimate feminist of the Old Testament obviously ruled Judah with a puppet husband Jehoram and later her puppet son Ahaziah and later she murdered the royal seed just so nobody could dominate over her.
In the New Testament, the best example of feminism teaching immorality is none other than Herodias who left her husband Philip for her brother-in-law Herod Antipas.  She was a dangerous vixen in every way, no doubt she was another Jezebel and another Athaliah.  Perhaps the best example of Herodias' immoral nature was when she actually made her daughter Salome dance which accordi…

Another Reason Why I Think Satan LOVES Halloween!

While growing up as a Roman Catholic, I remembered the time I was told to respect the crucifix because of its powers to drive away the occult. However when I became a born again Christian after listening to the preaching from an Anabaptist radio program, I began to see why crucifixes were occult. In fact it violates Exodus 20:4-5 and behind every idol is a demon, Christ being God is to be worshiped in Spirit and in Truth. Now looking back, I used to think it was okay for a Christian to celebrate Halloween until I got into the Cutting Edge Ministries. After reading "The Force" by Jack T. Chick which is part 4 of Alberto R. Rivera's testimony, I realized another thing I failed to raise up about Halloween.
Many so-called "Christian" films today aren't Christian at all. They're just Roman Catholic. I have started to view clips of these horror movies and most of them tend to glorify the Roman Catholic system. You may want to take a look at the picture above…

When Parents Start Telling Occult Fantasies as Truths to Their Children, They are TEACHING Their Children Lies and To Lie!

I am disgusted at how contemporary parenting goes in their efforts to teach their children to be good people in society.  Remember the Bible says in Proverbs 22:6 to train up a child in the right way, when he grows up he will not depart from it.  But sadly, our contemporary parenting environment has deviated away from Bible principles and has instead chose these "white lies" which they think isn't harmful like the Santa Claus prank. Since it's Halloween, I really have to choose to also warn about parents with their boogeyman scare.  In fact, as a child growing up in a Roman Catholic family before I became a born again Christian, I remembered being scared to sleep, scared to staying indoors with lies like, "Well if you go out the monster will eat you." But after I discovered the boogeyman, aswang, manananggal, etc. weren't real, I began to misbehave even more until I realized the real dangers were bad persons who kill and steal children or the occultist…

Conspiracy Theories and Guilt by Association Fallacy

Conspiracy theories can be very misleading and are full of logical fallacies which ultimately leads to false information.  Although I find the book "The Babylonian Connection?" by Ralph Woodrow to be faulty, however I would even say one of my former references "The Two Babylons" is also full of logical fallacies rather than testing the pagan practices of Roman Catholicism with how they violate the Bible's principles.  As said, the argument itself has been stemming more on the similarities between the Catholic view of Mary and the pagan goddess Semiramis rather than condemning the whole act as idolatry according to the Bible. Fortunately the book "Truth Encounter" doesn't do that and is rather focused on why Catholicism is unbiblical than spend too much time comparing it to pagan practice.  Conspiracy theories tend to commit logical fallacies like guilt by association, fallacy of division and ad homimen but more importantly, guilt by association l…

Worldly Churches Lead to False Conversions!

Just today, I read from Chick.com this issue, "Shallow Churches Push Kids Towards Atheism" and I am not a bit surprised at that.  Neo-evangelism today is very dangerous with its shallow, easy to swallow, seeker sensitive message.  Today's preaching of the Gospel is so softened up the next thing you know, it's all about secular music.  In fact, I can remember how booze got mixed into the ministry and how John Macarthur strongly went against it.  Or I might want to mention Paul Washer blasting seeker-sensitive preaching and Gospel ignorance with their, "Just because they prayed this prayer and walked the isle but no understanding of sin and the Savior."  James Lyman of Watchman for Christ has also been helpful in revealing all these methods that lead to false conversions.  It's obvious to this, Ephesians 5:21 is clear saying that Christianity should have NOTHING to do with the works of darkness but reprove it.  Unfortunately worldly churches are doing th…

Many Pastors that Catholic Apologists Cite as Examples of Immorality Are Actually Pro-Vatican!

I have tried examining Catholic apologists who have actually started naming names of corrupt pastors who were involved in financial scandals.  In the past, I was told about that there are more immoral pastors than there are Roman Catholic priests, ignoring the real fact that the dirt was swept under the rug.  What was also very amazing was that after I did some research on the erroneous Evangelicals and Catholics Together movement, I began finding many of the pastors involved with the movement were also the same pastors that the Catholic apologists were trying to use to state that their priests were much cleaner from scandals.

So what was never so amazing to me as a convert from Catholicism to Christianity was this- Jim Bakker who was frequently brought up to say that sexual crimes in Rome are much lesser was a pro-Vatican and so did others like Jimmy Schwagart.  The Trinity Broadcasting Network which is a charismatic website ran by Jan and Paul Crouch, Pentecostal pastor Benny Hinn…

The Male Chauvinist's Erroneous View of Homosexuality

Homosexuality as said is a sin then again so is male chauvinism.  Both are wrong and perverse before God and there's no better than an adulterer and a homosexual.  So here's what we need to think- the male chauvinist has a very wrong and twisted view of homosexuality.  Based on my personal experience, I have been wrongly labeled to be a homosexual because of these reasons:
I refuse to smoke and drink or do those vices to make one look "manly".I believe that womanizing is a crime and that womanizers are not mature.I believe that brawling does not make a man manly.It's because I am physically not the athletic type.
So because of these things, they wrongly assume I wear makeup and girl's clothing but that is so dead wrong an accusation.  To be honest, if I've had enough of trying to convince homosexuals they are in the wrong, these male chauvinists are no better.  In fact, what they don't realize are these facts: Smoking and getting drunk don't make a…

In Soulwinning, People MUST Be Confronted About Sin

I am tired of hearing this, "Well we musn't confront people about their sins."  That is wrong, plain wrong.  If one looks at the Bible, you'll see Christ confronts people about their sin before He gives the Gospel message.  Although the use of offensive means like heckling and insulting are not called for, people must be confronted about the issue of sin.  In John 4:1-26 it was no soft and easy message, Jesus showed the woman she was a sinner by bringing up the issue of her five failed marriages and current concubinage, in short she was an adulteress.  In the four Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John we also read that John the Baptist did not hesitate to criticize Herodias of her adulterous relationship with Herod Antipas for leaving her husband for another man's husband even if it meant his head could be chopped off.  Question is, unless people are confronted about their sins, how in the world do they realize they need a Savior?
Ray Comfort's eva…

Are Roman Catholics Aware of the REAL REASON Why Jesus Attacked the Pharisees?

I've been reading various objections from Roman Catholic sites that have gotten furious when I have called their priests as Pharisees.  I'm not a bit surprised for the reason, some Roman Catholics refuse to be opened the truth. It's been the same sickness because they would rather believe the lie of their priests and listen to the Council of Trent because they are TOO LAZY to study the Scriptures.  In fact, I remembered trying to test the Bible literacy of some Roman Catholic friends of mine, I found just how low it is and how often do they misinterpret the obvious like Matthew 16:16-18 and John 2:1-11 which they use to justify their doctrines which are all but manmade like the papacy and Mary as the mediator.  This is nothing more than rejecting the Word of God to keep their own tradition (Mark 7:8-9).
In fact one question I'd like to raise to them is, "Are you even aware why Jesus attacked the Pharisees?" Now we have to get these facts and these are state…

Heresies that the Iglesia ni Felix Manalo Teach About their Founder

I could care less how anti-Catholic the Iglesia ni Manalo is, besides it doesn't even deserve to be called by its formal the as Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) because there is no way that a corrupt anti-Catholic but harlot daughter of the Great Whore of Revelation would EVER be the true Church of Christ. Like Joseph Smith who formed the anti-Catholic Mormon cult, Felix Manalo also has promoted himself above Christ which in turn he is an antichrist.  Here are some strange, heretical teachings concerning Felix Manalo which is utterly blasphemous which I will take verses from the New International Version which they use as one of their versions, instead of the Authorized Version of 1611 which makes Felix Manalo another antichrist like the Pope in Rome:
They teach Felix Manalo will fulfill Isaiah 41:13-15 which says, "For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear for I will help you.  Do not be afraid you worm, JACOB little Israe…

What Muhammad, Felix Manalo and Joseph Smith Had in Common?

I am still practically disturbed at how the Iglesia ni Cristo like its mother the Roman Catholic Church who she is in odds with, is still claiming to be the true church in the midst of its eisegetical preaching.  Now for some things you may want to think is pretty interesting about Felix Manalo with Muhammad and Joseph Smith:
1.) All three men claimed to be God's last messenger.  Muhammad claimed to be the final prophet, Joseph Smith claimed to be God's last messenger then so did Felix Manalo.
2.) All three men were habitually philanderers.  Muhammad after he legitimately married again had at least 18 mistresses, the youngest being only 9 years old.  Joseph Smith was known to have 64 mistresses and one wife, Felix Manalo was also reputed to be a womanizer.
3.) All three men denied the deity of Jesus Christ and the Trinity.  To the INC, Jesus was only a prophet and not God the Son.  
4.) All three men used force to preach their religion early on.  Muhammad carried out crusades…

Martin Luther on Using the Law for Evangelism

Since it's Reformation month and I just found this out from Ray Comfort's "True and False Conversion" transcript, we can read this from Martin Luther's commentary on Galatians, "Satan, the god of all dissention, stirs up daily new sects. And last of all, which I should never have foreseen or once suspected, he has raised up a sect such as teach that the Ten Commandments ought to be taken out of the church, and that men should not be terrified by the Law, but gently exhorted by preaching the grace of Christ."  Martin Luther while preaching salvation was by faith alone apart from everything else, however he did not dream of a faith that would be devoid of good works.  No true faith is devoid of good works.  While I don't believe that Christians can live sinless as they will still sin; however they DO NOT stay in habitual sin.  This is what makes everything different.  
Martin Luther presented the Law as something that leads people to salvation by fai…

The Problem of "1-2-3 Repeat After Me" Evangelism

This will really get me blasted by some Evangelical and Baptist churches but the truth needs be spoken. While this does not necessarily mean a person doesn't get saved but the dangers of the "1-2-3" evangelism can be very misleading to a false conversion.  This is another reason why there are Christian churches that are filled with several false converts.  Some people may say, "Well it's easy to get saved."  Yes, salvation is not of works but the facts about it are pretty hard to believe.  I mean, I remembered telling people that Christ died for them and that He is the only Way, that they are sinners and guess what, most people have a hard time believing it because of their pride.  Today we have reduced the Gospel into a "flu shot".  Here are some words Paul Washer had said that had offended some other Christians who may be prone to tolerating false converts is because, "Just because they have said a little prayer..." heresy.  While I d…