August 24, 2015
This dynamic article by Denise Porter was actually a letter written in response to a facebook posting linking to my online article, “Secular and Christian revisionism.”
Friends & family yet wandering out in sin & under its dominion and the wrath of God, fearing truth and fearing death & under bondage: will you humble yourselves to seek truth & follow it to seeking God in His word as He makes it evident to you? (Romans 1-8; John 1,3 & 8) Following it to freedom through repentance not to be repented of & faith? Christ’s yoke is truly the easier. (Matthew 10)
Why would anyone persist under Lucifer’s hard yoke & false covering in double-mindedness & selective receiving of offensive truth, which is God’s loving & merciful, freeing grace extended toward every soul, to be apprehended of faith? Where will you ultimately anchor your faith? —-Will you persist in loving selfish desire, idolatry & delusion —-even with Christian labels —–to the bitter end? —–I almost did. Or will you surrender to the true Christ by the conviction of the Spirit of truth and the word of God received with repentance & faith as written?
The hope of which unity, which catholicity, which brotherhood —& which power & justification & hope —will you choose? That of the Godhead revealed & evidenced in the word & Creation through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and sound doctrine as the Rock? or some other doctrine as the sand?
Reality? or virtual reality?
——- Even to the outcome of active or passive participation in the violent persecution of any who dare to point out the vanity & folly of maintaining & clinging to those selective sin-excusing lying idols & false gospels and christs of human and demonic imagination & manufacture which cannot save? Those bringing or evidencing the word & light & blessing of God wrought through obedience, even unto suffering –and not as those proud rebels, those self-transforming & impositional builders seeking glory & self-justification, and fellow builders, fellow members of their craft? fellow masons? seeking initiates & exploitable slaves & dupes to merchandise? 2 Cor 11. Colossians. Galatians. 1 Thess 5. 1 Timothy 4. 2 Timothy 2-4. 2 Peter 2&3. 1-3 John. Jude. Revelation.
1 Corinthians 10 & 2 Corinthians 10. Romans 9-11. The Prophets.
The guttering candles & leaky cisterns of humanism & idolatry, the ‘secret wisdom’, the ‘better wisdom’ of false familiar spirits & human intuition —the false ‘inner light’ of the deceived, the ‘new’ truth & way of the faithless & willfully unbelieving, science falsely so-called, the bloodless sacrifice of the self-righteousness of the proud, or the perverse sacrifice of those who offer the blood of others in the twisted fashion of proud and bitter Cain & those sacrificing children to Molech & Fortune, the many words of philosophy & theosophy, & all false religion —–are not new at all. They are as old as the Fall and the Curse that marred God’s perfect Creation & brought the curse of judgment in the first place, so early on.
They do not stand the current & graciously lingering witness of truth & the conviction of the Holy Spirit of Truth, & they will not stand through the coming judgment of death to eternal life & immunity against the second death. They cannot suffice to assuage God’s wrath against sin, and they will provide no covering in that great and terrible Day of the Lord when His graciously restrained wrath that souls might be saved through His provision of Christ, is finally loosed. They cannot sustain men to sanctification and the keeping of their vessels against that Day. All the nations & all mankind will answer individually for rejecting the unmerited & undeserved covering that God provided through Christ’s blood and atonement and righteousness. John 1,3 & 8. Deuteronomy. Ephesians. 1&2 Thessalonians. Daniel and Revelation.
What is covered in this link & related articles is precisely what I found as I investigated these things myself —in a much more humble & inconsistent, sin-compromised manner. The investigation commenced at first with misguided trust in, & ignorance of the duplicity of, the elitist nicolaitans taking lordship over & wresting scripture through presumption, disobedience to the command to be sober & vigilant, proving all things with the joy of the Lord my strength through the knowledge of new birth salvation going on to Romans 8-Hebrews 5 experience——- & with their higher criticism unquestioned. But the evolution of truth & the word of God are steps that must come before biological evolution, demoralization & accusation of false authority tyranny (Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28; Romans 1-8, 2 Thess 2, Rev 17-19) can commence & gain ground —-they are the first spiritual enemies we must combat.
I was trusting self & fearing man more than fearing God, but the mercies of God endureth forever & He is faithful to extend grace through truth and His word if we will only apprehend & receive it. Those who cry out for Him to act in truth & justice, without His mediating tender mercies and forgiveness —-are deceived, proud, blind & vain —-neither understanding or knowing God & His revealed nature, or their own.
If we suffer those enemies of God & truth to stand unchallenged & tolerated in willing ignorance of truth & God, and in disobedience ——–then the consequential leaven results in the blindness and self-sufficiency of pride & self-deification, dishonoring & blaspheming God so that He gives us over, with more & more of our individual souls, and the souls of men at large & societally, infected with a lack of goodwill toward our fellow man, & with the poisoned, illegitimate fruit of impure, fornicating love divorced from truth & waxed cold —-growing into corruption & the impositional order of tyranny.
The dialectic. Which Isaac Backus described so well!!
The only stay to this decay, this devolution, this consequential curse —– is the receipt of God’s grace through His word & the faithful preaching of His word with repentance & faith: acknowledging sin and our sin-debt toward God, our false works of Babel-building salvation (the work of God is to believe on the one whom He hath sent —John 6:28-29) & false allegiance to the world’s spirit & kingdom, and placing our faith in Christ’s finished work in our behalf—receiving it as a gift to the new birth of God’s will & power, exchanged citizenship & allegiance & attendant inheritance, and going on to share the promises & way of God revealed in the final, written and preserved testament of His word & in Christ —-sharing the true gospel and Christ with whosoever will receive it. Having freely received, we freely offer.
Revival comes of faith & the word, by grace —-and in God’s sovereign will and perfect timing. It does not come by sorcery & spiritual techniques of mystery or hidden knowledge, or by the will of man. The mystery of God is plainly revealed in Christ and the written, preserved word of God. Revival is preceded by the knowledge of the word & testament of God freely received & freely, faithfully kept in obedience & passed on. It is preceded by the prayers of the saints, & the forewarning of prophets & faithful preachers called & raised up of God before the people, and whose testimony stands proving by the word of God.
This is not what is received or taught today by those godmen & sorcerers involved in fundamentally transforming free American Christianity back towards the Old Word Tyranny & catholicity of the Great Whore.
I stumbled frequently in the pursuit of truth—-the word is true & sin has consequences, but praise God! His mercy extended faithfully through truth still calls, pricking conscience, not willing that any should perish. 2 Peter 3. 1 Timothy 2. John 1,3 & 8.
There were times of comfort in error, times when busy-ness & worldliness crowded & choked the good seed, and times when Satan got the upper hand through accusations of guilt justly deserved, but through it all the grace & mercy of God would speak through the word continued in, some prodding truth upon conscience would prick, & the investigation & conviction & coming out to Christ would continue.
I have decided to follow Jesus….the world behind me, the cross before me….though none go with me, I still will follow. God has no grandchildren. Every generation, every soul, must choose.
The investigation continued, but increasingly with mounting horror as the implications of truth became more and more apparent by the grace of God extended through the true revelation of the Law, Christ’s fulfillment of the Law, & evident truth….the struggle of faith & truth & flesh & sin ongoing until, aided by the grace of God through the word received and apprehended, it thankfully ended in repentance & surrender to God through Christ, bringing peace with God —-and not surrender to Lucifer’s yoke through turning from evident truth & utterly surrendering to selfish desire & godmen to be given over of God.
Knowing both the terror and the faithfulness, the justice and the mercy, the holiness of God — souls have more than just the form of godliness denying the power, and must warn others in love: speaking the truth in love. The saints of God overcome through the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, loving not their lives unto the death. Like Jesus said.
Oh, that the drag of flesh ended there at the new birth! and that obedience & a faithful walk were automatic! —that’s why we groan and say, Come soon, Lord Jesus! Yearning to please Him. Yearning to be with Him. Yearning to be free of this corruptible & clothed in the incorruptible, with faith made sight. But the word of God is true, and the battle is ongoing even for the new creature born of God: sealed & indwelt by the Spirit, until we lay down this corruptible flesh in death, or that last whosoever known of God & elect comes in that the age of the Gentiles be fulfilled & Christ catches away His Bride—-the corruptible being changed in a twinkling —- 1 Corinthians 15, 1 Thessalonians 4&5, Revelation 19.
…And God is worthy of the struggle & suffering, and faithful to accompany & sustain us in & through our sufferings—chastening as necessary, as we enter in through the strait gate to the narrow way, taking up our crosses to follow Christ & warn the perishing amongst whom we all have walked & despising the shame ——all of His grace & will & power, with no merit or work of our own to add to His gift: merely receiving with humility & thanksgiving.
He is good & has preserved & provided us with the grace of His word and the quickening, sustaining Spirit in & through it, indwelling and testifying with our spirit. He still has His remnant though we’re tempted to look out with the eyes of flesh rather than the eyes of faith, walking in the flesh & the old man, rather than in the Spirit, in Christ. It is by grace we are saved to the good works of ambassadors and pilgrims and servants through this perishing field white unto harvest ——until He calls us home or catches us up: His kingdom come, His will be done.
All must be done His way and according to His holiness, will & timing —not the proud, impatient & impure way of the world’s Babel & its spirit —-or else it is all in vain. 1 Thess 5. 2 Thess 2. Romans 9-11. Psalm 127. We have been so deceived & wicked in our proud age!! What a miracle that any can be saved.
I could not figure out why these ‘Christian’ ministers & ministries would pick apart the word of God & refuse to stand upon it, or why they would point out logical inconsistencies and fallacies in the ‘secular’ realm & preach about holiness and service and love —and submission to authority, while committing the same fallacies themselves in regards to the Bible and the faith once delivered the saints, pointedly ignoring huge swaths of God’s definition of holiness, right service and faithful love undivorced from truth & true grace, and presuming to assume illegitimate authority apart from truth & out of the bounds of scripture in regards to the priesthood of believers, the Body of Christ and the polity & ordering of the churches & their relationship to one another & the world’s powers.
Rather than receiving exhortation or critique as among brethren & in the light, as those truly pursuing truth, they would either ignore & stonewall without responding to questions or critique substantially and/or fully, wrest scripture out of context & refuse to acknowledge challenge pointing that fact out, play games of selective censorship to give the appearance of responding and honest discourse without addressing the real points of contention & question, or take refuge in the smoke & shadows of mysticism with demands that all not joining them in their concessions to antichrist were antichrist themselves!
….and continually seeking, with the puffing of vanity & the flattery of intellect, the wooing of vain ambition & seduction of impurity & sin, to initiate & draw men into allegiance & under them in their vain, sin-denying, faithless, idolatrous, bloodless Psalm 2 and 82 ‘offering’ and agenda of ‘gods’ and aspiring equals to God as Lucifer! Do not be deceived. Heed the warning of truth & the Holy Spirit of Truth upon conscience. Flee the City of Destruction. Flee the wrath to come. ——coming ALL the way out.