As we fast approach the end of days it will be extremely difficult to stand firm. Standing firm will be especially difficult for those who have wasted their time on meaningless debates and have not developed a solid theological belief system. Core beliefs have been completely ignored while endless arguments are waged over mere words (See II Timothy 2:14, 23). Their false humility and unspiritual minds puff them up capturing weak Christians and casting them into a bed of greater confusion. They go to great length to explain their slant on Christianity while overlooking the historic doctrines believed and practiced by devout Christians from ages past. As more people flee from the local church no longer resting under the authority and protection of their spiritual fathers they have become easy prey for the devil and his league of false teachers (See I Corinthians 4:15; Hebrews 13:17). As the online community grows exponentially and communication is established with many people who claim to be Christians there is no way to really examine their spiritual fruit (See Matthew 7:15-16). And for those who have not properly developed a solid theological belief system they will be easily swayed by every wind of doctrine, always debating, always arguing, and never arriving at the truth (See Ephesians 4:11-14).
Time is running out! Dear Christian it is absolutely essential to develop a solid theological belief system or you will be taken captive by the devil and step by step indoctrinated to worship the coming Antichrist. Satan has a new tactic to attack our core beliefs of exclusiveness, transformation and sufficiency. All three core beliefs are major themes that run throughout my new book: “Stand Firm.” Each of these beliefs holds a central part in our overall salvation experience. Last week we briefly looked at transformation and sufficiency. This week we will look specifically at the importance of exclusiveness in the last days. If we no longer believe and practice the core beliefs then it’s impossible to really depend on God alone and if we don’t depend on God alone then we will depend on another which is nothing less than idolatry or spiritual adultery. Believe me, that is exactly where the Antichrist wants you when he arrives on the scene. I beseech you in the name of Christ to spend your time concentrating on the important beliefs and separate yourself from those who would have you chasing the proverbial rabbit. Dear children we must redeem the time.
Exclusiveness is the starting place because without it there is no salvation. Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, all other world religions and philosophical thought will send you straight to hell. Yet many of our political and religious leaders no longer believe that there is only one way to heaven and have worked very hard to bridge the gap between all the world religions in order to bring forth a new world order. This new world order envisions that all religions are equal with no one religion having a corner on the truth. To have this equality among all world religions there can no longer be absolute truth; there can no longer be just one path to heaven; there can no longer be one salvation. Without absolute truth everyone is free to believe whatever makes sense to them or whatever approves their sinful behavior. Is that not what we are seeing today? Everyone has their own belief system that includes modern psychology, philosophy, teachings from other world religions and even some new age thinking thrown in for good measure. You will never stand firm with a mixed bag of secular and theological beliefs.
For the first time in Christian history most believers can no longer recite their confession of faith. No longer are they familiar with the old catechisms that helped believers to develop biblical principles to live by. It is time to return to our founding principles that all necessary truth for Christian living is in the Bible alone. I would never read anything else unless it guides me in the study of His Word. It takes a lot of discernment in choosing the right study guides but necessary for understanding all that God is teaching us in His Word. For those who think they need no help in the study of His Word either through other books by mature Christian authors or spiritual fathers, I personally would shun as very arrogant and prideful. We all need help from one another and that includes myself who has been a practicing Christian for very many years. Having said all that it’s also extremely important that you are filled with the Holy Spirit who makes God’s written word in the Bible come to life and gives us discernment in the reading of other resources, such as my new book: “Stand Firm” godly counsel for the last days. The best way to prepare for the days ahead is to develop a solid theological belief system, remain in prayer, worship of our Savior, and serving others to the glory of God. Dear friends we must redeem the time – for time is running out. The Antichrist is closer than you think.
Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him [Jesus Christ], we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; If we disown him, he will also disown us; If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself (II Timothy 2:11-13).
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