Saturday, October 22, 2011

AUGUSTUS TOPLADY ON THE MINISTRY OF JOHN WESLEY

"I believe him to be the most rancourous hater of the gospel system that ever appeared in England."


Wesley "is still as dead to the feelings of shame as he is blind to the doctrines of God."
(Works of Augustus Toplady - Page 732)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

JESSE DUPLANTIS AND THE FALSE GOSPEL OF HEALTH AND WEALTH


"Supposing that gain is godliness; from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. And having food and clothes let us be content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which, while some have coveted after, they have erred from the faith. But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness,"
(1 Timothy 6:6-11)


"I've never had the Lord say, 'Jesse, I think that car is a little bit too nice.' I've had vehicles and the Lord said, 'Would you please go park that at your house. Don't put that in front of my house. I don't want people to think that I'm a poor God.'"
(Jesse Duplantis, "When Will We Yield To The Anointing of Wealth II," April 10, 2005)


"People don't like being commanded to do something. Except God! God says, 'Command ye Me!'...That's not arrogance! That's understanding who you are! Quit judging yourself like you're merely human! You're more than human!"
(Jesse Duplantis, "Spring Praise-A-Thon," TBN, April 6, 2005)


"The Bible makes it clear that the blessings of God are a result of choice, not chance. Yet, a lot of people don't preach this very basic truth anymore. Why? They're scared of Christian terrorists who'll fly into them with accusations. There is persecution that comes when you preach prosperity, but the Lord told me, 'Jesse, don't you back off that message because it takes money to get the gospel to the world.'

'But Jesus was poor!' Someone argued. You are living in a dream world if you believe that. Have you ever been to a casino? Have you ever seen a gambler say, 'I'm putting all my money on those torn up, old clothes?' They don't gamble for rags. Yet, the Bible says that the Roman soldiers gambled for Jesus clothes. They must have looked pretty good. He also had a full time staff of 12 and a part time staff of 70."
(Jesse Duplantis, "Prosperity is not About Possessions, It's About Priorities," Voice Of The Covenant Magazine, February 2004)



"Jesus rode what I like to call a Continental Donkey. One of them Cadillac Donkey's that had never been rode. You might want a car that has never been drove. You ever think about that?"
(Jesse Duplantis, Daystar Fall, "Share-A-Thon," September 15, 2004)



Jesse Duplantis: "People told me, 'Well, they say, Jesus was poor.' When was He poor? I would like to know when He was poor. Well, He was born in a stable. Why? Why was He born in a stable? Because that short, deaf lady lost their reservation. He couldn't get into the inn. Think about that for a minute. And He had 12 full time people on His staff. Some were married and He took care of them. He had 70 part timers. You don't gamble for rags Marcus."

Marcus Lamb: "Yeah."

Jesse Duplantis: "You don't gamble for rags. You gamble for some clothes that cost. Don't you? He wanted a donkey that had never been rode. As I said earlier, 'You might want a car that has never been drove.'"

Marcus Lamb: "He had a full time treasurer on staff."

Jesse Duplantis: "That's right! And stole for three years and the other guys didn't know about it."

Joni Lamb: "And wise men came to see Him."

Jesse Duplantis: "That's right! I mean He wasn't three minutes on the ground and the three wise guys are looking for Him with what? Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Let me tell you something, this concept that Jesus was in povertyis totally wrong!"
(Jesse Duplantis, Marcus Lamb, and Joni Lamb, Daystar Fall, "Share-A-Thon," September 15, 2004)



"I know why people get mad at me for being blessed. It's because I'm the only one they see! They can't see God so they take it out on me. But, that's ok, I stick up for my Father. I stick up for His Word. Harvest time is mine!"
(Jesse Duplantis, "Your Future is in Your Seed," Voice Of The Covenant Magazine, May 2004)



"If I give $1,000 dollars I deserve to get back $100,000 because I am just, that's not greed!"
(Jesse Duplantis, December 19, 2003 TBN, "The just shall live by faith.")



"Cash is king!. nThe hundered fold works! If I give $50 you mean God will give me $5,000? Yes!. If you give $1,000 in the offering this morning, will God give you $100,000 by tomorrow? Yes!"
(Jesse Duplantis, January 24, 2004, The Church Channel, "The Choke Hold")



"Even in intensive care units I smile. They try to smile and I say, 'Are you having problems?' They say, 'Yeah.' I say, 'Have no fear Jesus is here.'"
(Jesse Duplantis, "Your future Is In Your Seed," May 21, 2004)


"The very foundation of what God does is sowing and reaping. If you don't get that you will not get anything else. He sowed Christ expecting Christians."
(Jesse Duplantis, "Your future Is In Your Seed," May 21, 2004)


"All my life I've heard people say, 'Jesse, you want your pie in the sky and you want to eat it too.' That's true, I do....But for you to act properly in heaven, you have to learn some things on earth. If you have never lived in a mansion, you don't know how to act in one."
(Jesse Duplantis, "Getting Your Pie in the Sky and Eating it Too," Voice Of The Covenant Magazine, November 2003)



"So how do you get your pie in the sky and eat it too? By using the power that God has put inside you. According to the Bible, He has given us the power to get saved, the power to get healed and the power to get wealth. He's also given us the power to get anything else we need."
(Jesse Duplantis, "Getting Your Pie in the Sky and Eating it Too," Voice Of The Covenant Magazine, November 2003)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

THE FALSE GOSPEL OF DAVID EELLS


"God is a good parent and He is never merciful to wilful disobedience. And the reason he's never merciful is because He doesn't want you to ever count on mercy when you're wilfully disobedient otherwise you would get worse and worse and worse."
(David Eells - Atonement and Sin - Part 1)


"Our sins have to paid for while we are here. Listen they're not always paid for by Christ did you know that? they're not always paid for by Christ. I'm going to show you that the Scripture teaches that, that our sins are not all paid for by Christ and what I mean by that is He does not always take the penalty for our sin. Wilful disobedience is not covered by the sacrifice."
(David Eells - Atonement and Sin - Part 1)


Does David Eells believes that he himself is his co-redeemer?

If the Christ whom he presents only paid for some of his sins and David Eells had to pay for some of his own sins himself wouldn't that make himself a co-redeemer and giving himself room to boast before the throne of God on the day of judgment?

Indeed it would and that is what we are going to look at in this article.


"I want to prove to you that the bible says - some people think well that's blasphemy you can't say that you can pay for your own sins. I say you can pay the penalty for your sins because the bible says so."
(David Eells - Atonement and Sin - Part 2)


"You know the Lord puts us in prison, puts us in bondage if we rebel against His Word. In fact you can pay for your sin in that bondage. You can pay the penalty for yur sin in that bondage. Okay. He said it right here, I didn't say, He said it. He said, listen, the sacrifice (of Christ) is not going to take the atonement for that sin, you're going to have to take the punishment for that sin."
(David Eells - Atonement and Sin - Part 2)


"The atonement doesn't cover a wilful disobedience."(David Eells - Atonement and Sin - Part 1)


"You see the thing is your sins must be paid for before the end of this life. The sin must be paid for. If it's not under the blood if it's not by Jesus then you're going to have to pay the penalty."
(David Eells - Atonement and Sin - Part 2)


"All of this is put under the blood of Jesus if you walk with him. If you walk in obedience to him. Your ignorance is covered. Your presumption, presumptuous sins, that's covered, but willfull rebellion is not covered. This is why we need to avoid wilful rebellion at all costs because you may pay a cost like David. He paid a cost, the rest of his life he paid the cost."
(David Eells - Atonement and Sin - Part 2)


"If you know something is wrong and do it God will spank you, Jesus himself wont take the spanking upon the cross, He will spank you, you will pay for that. That is what He does to those who walk in sin. Which mean this sin is imputed to that person, it isn't covered by the blood. It's imputed to that person and they're judged for that sin."
(David Eells - Unequally Yoked?)


This is nothing short of astounding. It is quite staggering how anyone who could call himself a follower of Christ could make such blasphemous statements which are more akin the the heretical doctrine of "blood atonement" which has been taught by the cult of Mormonism than true biblical christianity.

To say that the Lord Jesus did not atone for all of the sins of His people is complete and utter blasphemy.

Incidently David Eells also teaches the blasphemy of Universal Atonement - an atonement which didn't actually atone, for many for whom the christ that David Eells presents died, will nonetheless perish in an eternal hell - so in actual fact should we be surprised at such statements as these from Mr Eells?

Needless to say that it only requires clearly Scripture to refute such a heresy as this.

The Word of God testifies that Christ Jesus has “put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself;” (Hebrews 9:26).

He has “finished transgression and made an end of sin;” (Daniel 9:24).

He has redeemed “us from all iniquity;” (Titus 2:14).

He has “redeemed us from the curse of the law,” (Galatians 3:13) from destruction and from the power of the devil;

He has “obtained eternal redemption for us;” (Hebrews 9:12).

He has “redeemed us to God.” (Revelation 5:9).

Now, in case Mr Eells or one of his followers would like to argue with God and claim that these only refer to 'accidental' sins or sins commited unwillingly, let's look at what God says in Leviticus 16.

The goat here is a representation of the Lord Jesus Christ and here we see a picture of the transfer of all of the sins of God's elect to the Lord Jesus by imputation. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Leviticus 16:21
And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:

Leviticus 16:22
And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.

How many of the sins of the children of Israel were put on the head of the goat?

Just their accidental sins?

Just their sins of ignorance?

No! God says "all their iniquities".

Psalm 130:8
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Another astonishing thing that David Eells fails to take into account, is the very clear message of Holy Scripture concerning the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and how it ALONE can make payment for sin.

God says in Hebrews 9:22, "without shedding of blood is no remission."

That is right Mr Eells, all the chastisment in the world upon any sinner or saint will not make remission for ones sins. God will only accept the perfect sacrifice, the perfect, spotless blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as payment for sins.

This is stated further in Matthew 26, Ephesians 2 and 1 Peter...

Matthew 26:28
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

1 Peter 1:18
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

Not even by your own chastisements Mr Eells!

1 Peter 1:19
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

The reason for David Eells misunderstanding of Hebrews 10 ultimately comes down to the fact that he does not believe or teach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, but in fact another gospel (Galatians 1:8-9).

This glorious gospel, is the gospel of the imputation of sin - all of the sins of God's people - to a suitable sinless person, the Saviour - Jesus Christ.

In 2 Corinthians 5:21 Paul tells us under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that God “hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

There was a complete transference (remember the verses that we looked at in Leviticus 16 and how all of the sins of God's elect, the physical children of Israel being a picture of the true Israel of God (Galatians 6:16) were ALL tranfered to the goat, which was a picture of their sins being imputed to Christ?), a mutual transference; the transferring of guilt to the Saviour, and the transferring of His righteousness to the sinner; “that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

Not in ourselves Mr Eells...IN HIM!

Not paying for some of our sins ourselves Mr Eells!

Christ did it all!

Take this out of the gospel and what is there left that is worth notice?

Take this out of the gospel and how could a wretch who brought by God at the time when he comes to feel his wretchedness in sin have any hope in the mercy of God?

Such is a terrible gospel; no gospel at all if imputation is taken away.

Eliminate this doctrine of the imputation of sin to Christ, and the imputation of righteousness to the sinner, and we are all as good as in hell; there is nothing for us but perdition.

When a sinner, brought by the Spirit of God into solemn and deep despair of himself and of his own righteousness, looks on the Lord Jesus, and adoringly and wonderingly believes in the imputation that removes from himself all sin and brings to him nothing but righteousness, he is complete in Christ.

That is the gospel!

“And ye are complete in Him.” (Colossians 2:10)

Completely justified and completely saved.

Glorious gospel!

If this but shines into our hearts what a happy people we shall be!

The Gospel presents to us how tha Christ Jesus met ALL of the conditions for the salvation of His elect!

Matthew 1:21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Not 'maybe' but "shall", not 'will try' but "shall" , not 'will make it possible of man does his part' but "shall"...He DID IT!

He made an end of sin!

He saved His people from their sins!

Some of their sins?

NO! "Their sins"...all of them!

This is the true Lord Jesus Christ...this is the Saviour presented in the gospel!

Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:11
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.



Hebrews 8:12
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.



Hebrews 10:17
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.



1 John 2:1
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

May it please God to bring you to know Him Mr Eells! That you may come to know Him, "that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood" (Revelation 1:5).

The true Christ! The true Saviour! The one who DID save His people from their sins!

“It Is Finished” John 19:30 - The Lord Jesus cired on the cross! It really was finished, sin really had been put away! reconciliation really had been made! Christ jesus really did make an end of sin! Christ Jesus really and truly did save His people from their sins!

And this is why God could say:

Hebrews 8:12
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

"It is finished!", The Lord Jesus said!

What exactly did He finish in His suffering unto death?

His suffering unto death was completed – “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12).

The redemption of His sheep – “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (Hebrews 9:12).

The justification of His people – “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).

We finish by looking at David Eells faulty thinking in 2nd Samuel chapter 12.

Mr Eells would like his hearers to beleive that the reason God put away David's sin of adulteery with Bathsheba and murder of her husband was because he was going to pay for his own sin by his chastisements over the course of His life.

But God will not have it so!

"Let God be true and every man a liar!"
(Romans 3:4)

2 Samuel 12:13
And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.

Who really put away David's sin?

Was it because David himself repented and paid for the sin through his chastisements? after all he did lose 3 sons. As we have shown, such a view is simply untenable when looking at clear Scripture and totally contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 9:26
...but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

There is our answer...Jesus Christ the Saviour...David's Saviour and no other put away David's sins and that is why King David could rejoice and Paul could write...

Romans 4:6
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Romans 4:7
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Romans 4:8
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

This is the glorious truth found in the gospel...God does not charge his people with sin!

Romans 8:33
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

Romans 8:34
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

And what if the child of God sins?

1 John 2:1
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

How wonderful this good news is to one who has been brought by the grace of God to see their need of Christ Jesus, their advocate, their redeemer, their Saviour, their all in all!

But not so with the teachings of David Eells. Contrary to the Word of God he would like us to believe...

"If you know something is wrong and do it God will spank you, Jesus himself wont take the spanking upon the cross, He will spank you, you will pay for that. That is what He does to those who walk in sin. Which mean this sin is imputed to that person, it isn't covered by the blood. It's imputed to that person and they're judged for that sin.
(David Eells - Unequally Yoked?)


Such a false gospel is abhorrent to the child of God, an attack on the cross of Christ and as we stated earlier, nothing short of blasphemy.

Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Copyright © 2011 By Chris – Author of www.TestAllThings.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

THE FALSE GOSPEL OF A.W. TOZER


A.W. Tozer the Arminian

“Redemption is an objective fact. It is a work potentially saving, wrought for man, but done independent of and exterior to the individual. Christ’s work on Calvary made atonement for every man, but it did not save any man.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 2 - God’s Part and Man's)


“Universal atonement makes salvation universally available, but it does not make it universally effective toward the individual.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 2 - God’s Part and Man's)


“If atonement was made for all men, why are not all saved? The answer is that before redemption becomes effective toward the individual man there is an act which that man must do. That act is not one of merit, but of condition.”


“This act of appropriating salvation is one which only man can do.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 2 - God’s Part and Man's)


“God cannot do our repenting for us. In our efforts to magnify grace we have so preached the truth as to convey the impression that repentance is a work of God. This is a grave mistake, and one which is taking a frightful toll among Christians everywhere. God has commanded all men to repent. It is a work which only they can do.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 2 - God’s Part and Man's)


“before we can be saved we must of our own free will repent toward God and believe in Jesus Christ. This the Bible plainly teaches; this experience abundantly supports. Repentance involves moral reformation. The wrong practices are on man’s part, and only man can correct them. Lying, for instance, is an act of man and one for which he must accept full responsibility. When he repents he will quit lying. God will not quit for him; he will quit for himself.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 2 - God’s Part and Man's)


“The remedy is to see clearly that men are not lost because of what someone did thousands of years ago; they are lost because they sin individually and in person. We will never be judged for Adam’s sin, but for our own. For our own sins we are and must remain fully responsible.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 2 - God’s Part and Man's)


“Faith is a gift of God, to be sure, but whether or not we shall act upon that faith lies altogether within our own power. We may or we may not, as we choose.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 2 - God’s Part and Man's)


A.W. Tozer the Pelagian

“Another doctrinal hindrance is the teaching that men are so weak by nature that they are unable to keep the law of God. Our moral helplessness is hammered into us in sermon and song until we wilt under it and give up in despair. No matter what the intellect may say, the human heart can never accept the idea that we are to be held responsible for breaking a law that we cannot keep. Would a father lay upon the back of his three year-old son a sack of grain weighing five-hundred pounds and then beat the child because he could not carry it? Either men can or they cannot please God. If they cannot, they are not morally responsible, and have nothing to fear. If they can, and will not, then they are guilty, and as guilty sinners they will be sent to hell at last. The latter is undoubtedly the fact. If the Bible is allowed to speak for itself it will teach loudly the doctrine of man’s personal responsibility for sins committed. Men sin because they want to sin. God’s quarrel with men is that they will not do even that part of the will of God which they understand and could do if they would.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 5 - Doctrinal Hindrances)


“To teach that the insufficiency of the law lay in man’s moral inability to meet its simple demands on human behaviour is to err most radically. If the law could not be kept, God is in the position of laying upon mankind an impossible moral burden and then punishing them for failure to do the impossible.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 5 - Doctrinal Hindrances)


“The Bible everywhere takes for granted Israel’s ability to obey the law. Condemnation fell because Israel, having that ability, refused to obey.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 5 - Doctrinal Hindrances)


“In the Bible the offer of pardon on the part of God is conditioned upon intention to reform on the part of man. There can be no spiritual regeneration till there has been a moral reformation.”
(The Best of A.W. Tozer, Book 2, page 115-117; Compiled by Warren W. Wiersbe)


A.W. Tozer endorses the heretic Charles Finney

“God used Finney to get people thinking straight about religion. He may not have been correct in all his conclusions, but he did remove the doctrinal stalemates and start the people moving toward God. He placed before his hearers a moral either/or, so they could always know just where they stood. The inner confusion caused by hidden contradictions was absent from his preaching. We could use another Finney today.”
(Paths to power - A. W. Tozer - Chapter 5 - Doctrinal Hindrances)


A.W. Tozer taught the universal love of God, equally for all mankind

“The love of God is one of the great realities of the universe, a pillar upon which the hope of the world rests. But it is a personal, intimate thing, too. God does not love populations, He loves people. He loves not masses, but men. He loves us all with a mighty love that has no beginning and can have no end.”
(A.W. Tozer - The Knowledge of the Holy)