THE CULTS AND FINAL AUTHORITY, part one
In June of 2011, a couple of Mormons called on me. I had a ten minute talk with them being gracious enough to give me most of that time, though, big mouth that I am, they may not of had too much of a choice.
Before leaving they gave me a pamphlet titled,
“The Restoration Of The gospel Of Jesus Christ”
They said that they would return to discuss its contents.
I said I would read it and I did.
As of January of 2016 I am still waiting for them to return.
AFTER READING THE PAMPHLET I AM COMPELLED TO ANSWER IT.
When reading the following remember I am mostly speaking to cult members, not Christians.
Cult members are not real Christians. They are CINO’s, (Christians in name only).
My answers are in BLACK;
highlights are in RED
Bible quotes are from the King James Bible and they are in BLUE
The underlining and formatting of certain portions of some Scriptures are mine,
and all quotes from the pamphlet are in ORANGE.
I have split this into two parts so it can be digested in a couple of easy gulps.
This is for anyone who is part of any cult, not just the Mormons.
You can stop reading right here and never get the truth from God’s holy Word, then die and burn in hell for being like
Frank Sinatra and doing it your way,
or you can read on and when finished do as educated people should do when confronted with something contrary to there beliefs –
do an honest comparison, evaluation and if needed change convictions.
Remember Jesus said
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
When people disagree on something religious they first need to agree on final authority
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Without final authority there is no way we can let God be true.
An example of that is 1st John 5:7.
Is that an authentic verse?
If you are a King James Bible believer then yes it is.
If not then your attitude is;
You believe what you believe and I will believe those I have agreed to be in submission too.
If you are a modern bible user then I suppose you can just say,
“I can get the trinity from other verses, so why should I care if 1st John 5:7 is a bogus verse or not?”
Sluggish Christians and reprobates think that way.
Which are you?
There are at least
four kinds of final authority.
Which of the following applies to you?
MOST PEOPLE ARE THEIR OWN FINAL AUTHORITY:
I don’t believe in Hell therefore there is no Hell.
God will let me into heaven if I’m doing what I think I should be doing.
I am as good as any Christian I’ve come across.
SOME MAKE THEIR CHURCH FINAL AUTHORITY:
Catholics – Mormons – 7th day Adventists – Jim Jones type cults – Muslims.
There is always a David Koresh, a Brigham Young, a Charles Taze Russell, or a Muhammad ready and very able to lead those who refuse to trust God to depart from the
King James Bible,
that’s the Bible God has blessed, and
the Bible that Satan hates.
The Mormon church believes their own material, they do not believe that God got it right the first time. They think God was holding back trying to confuse us about getting the whole truth concerning His Son the LORD Jesus Christ.
Why would God do that?
Ask them, not me, I believe He has given to us His absolute final authority written down in a King James Bible
where anybody at any time can read and study it.
What do you think?
Did God give us His instruction manual or
has He left us in confusion
as to what we want to believe and how we are to worship Him and what is right and what is wrong, what is sin and what isn’t, What pleases Him and what doesn’t, who goes to heaven and who goes to Hell.
Many today have substituted for the KJV Bible:
the Book of Mormon.
Studies in the Scriptures,
the writings of Mary Ellen White,
Mary Baker Eddy….
AND MODERN BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT SO MANY
CAN BE SO STUPID.
SOME TRUST IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION.
This is a lure that many Christian pastors and teachers have swallowed hook line and sinker.
They, and those they have influenced,
have rejected the final authority of Scriptures and have turned to scholarship for the truth. They have turned to:
GREEK SCHOLARS for the Bible,
EVOLUTION SCHOLARS for theistic evolutionist,
LIBERAL THEOLOGY for an excuse to follow the apostate church crowd.
ALSO [ this is free and just a statement] God is holy, and that is how He wants us to approach Him. Therefore, He has given us, in the Scriptures, loopholes that the sinner can use to justify his ungodly actions. You want to drink, well Jesus Himself made wine. If you want to believe something, just search the Scriptures with a rebel heart and you will find justification for your every desire.
God will give you what you are looking for, therefore when studying the Bible search for Jesus. He is the author and finisher of our faith. Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, who redeemed us with His holy precious blood search for Him, instead of seeking justification for your craving desires of the flesh, (Romans 1:27).
FINAL AUTHORITY – THE KING JAMES BIBLE
If the King James Bible is believed to be God’s final authority;
that is with a belief that has no twists, no spins,
then the cults would have few members and they would soon be irrelevant.
And those Hell bound members they have bamboozled will not have had their spiritual eyes blinded by Satan (2nd Cor 4:4).
THIS IS SIMPLE,
IT IS AN EITHER OR THING.
EITHER YOU BELIEVE THE BIBLE
OR YOU DON’T.
SIMPLE: IF THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS NOT YOUR FINAL AUTHORITY THEN YOUR FINAL AUTHORITY IS ELSE WARE.
2nd Peter 1:16
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
[If you don’t believe the King James Bible then stop saying you do, that’s a lie.
If you did believe it you would stop
“following cunningly devised fables”,
you would get saved, and you would start really serving God.]
2nd Peter 1:17 – 19
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (This happened in MATHEW 17 )
2nd Peter 1:18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
2Pe 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
( THE BIBLE IS EVEN MORE SURE
THEN PETER HEARING THE ACTUAL VOICE OF GOD (MATTHEW 17)
and That’s as
PLAIN AND SIMPLE
as God can make it.
Reject it at your own peril but judgment is coming, Revelation 20:12.)
2nd Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
PETER IS SAYING that
SCRIPTURE INTERPRETS SCRIPTURE.
NOT HUMAN FEELINGS
JESUS taught that SCRIPTURE IS
GOD’s FINAL AUTHORITY.
READ MATTHEW AND NOTE HOW MANY TIMES IT SAYS something like:
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
JESUS SAID IN MARK 13:31
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
JESUS SAID IN MARK 8:38
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Might this “ ashamed of me and of my words” be using something like the book of Mormon,
READING AND BELIEVING IT
WHEN YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE King James Bible,
AS WE ARE COMMANDED TO DO IN THE FOLLOWING VERSE?
2nd Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
IF YOU READ FIRST AND SECOND TIMOTHY
THERE WILL BE NO DOUBT THAT WE ARE TO STUDY THE SCRIPTURES, WHICH INCLUDES THE NEW TESTAMENT AS THE FOLLOWING VERSES TELL US:
2nd Peter 3:15-16
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
2nd Pe 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
TIMOTHY HAD A PERFECT COPY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, and IT WAS OVER 1500 YEARS OLD.
Knowing that GOD PRESERVE THE OLD TESTAMENT DON’T YOU THINK HE COULD PRESERVE THE NEW TESTAMENT also?
Actually, I believe God can do ANYTHING HE WANTS
WHY WOULD GOD WANT US IN CONFUSION AS TO FINAL AUTHORITY.
The devil, God’s enemy, and ours, he is the one who wants us in confusion.
The truth is YOU ARE JUST
TO REBELLIOUS TO BELIEVE
THE KING JAMES 1611 BIBLE is God’s final authority.
PAUL TELLS US
2nd Timothy 3:15-17
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
SO, WHAT’S THE POINT OF LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BETTER?
THAT’S WHAT THE NATURAL MAN DOES.
What does traditional modern day Christianity have in common with the cults?
A rejection that God has preserved the Scriptures.
as He promised to do Psalm 12:6-7.
The Mormons and all cults have something else they put next to the Bible or above it,
and MODERN CHRISTIANITY HAS MODERN TRANSLATIONS.
1st Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
WHAT KIND OF A PERSON WOULD ADD OR REPLACE
“the word of our God shall stand for ever”
With something else?
Mormons are one example of many that are so arrogant as to do that.
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psa 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
THINK ABOUT THAT THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE READING THE BOOK OF MORMON,
or listening to your church/cult teach its satanic doctrines
WHEN YOU SHOULD BE READING AND BELIEVING THE BIBLE.
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
Joh 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
Joh 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Joh 5:40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
THE ABOVE IS A COMMAND OF JESUS TO SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES AND HE WASN’T TALKING ABOUT THE BOOK OF MORMON.
YOU SHOULD FEAR ADDING TO THE SCRIPTURES
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Pro 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
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:
Rev 22:19 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.
MANY JUST DON’T FEAR OR RESPECT GOD
NO UNSAVED PERSON CAN TEACH ANYTHING SPIRITUAL TO A TRUE CHRISTIAN
2nd Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
WE MUST STOP HERE
If you need SALVATION then
CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR THE GOSPEL
You must leave Mormonism, because it is wrong and leading folks down a road to Hell.
Find a King James Bible believing Baptist church, and then tell the pastor that you have obeyed Romans 10:9-10,
read the Scripture every day
and obey God in baptism.
NEXT TIME PART TWO