http://www.christianweek.org/new-years-resolution-christians-give-bully-pulpit/#comment-1191299582 Bully Pulpit Article The Reason For This Blog Post
The bulk of my reply is from gleaning from True Christianity by Paul G. Caram also Derek Prince on Salt and Light, Humanism, and some nuggets I gleaned … Scripture links are from Bible Study Tools.com KJV NAS NLT
2 Thess2:10 He will use every kind of wicked deception to fool those who are on their way to destruction because they refuse to believe the truth that would save them. NLT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQAB1oxD_lo Dealing with false brethren
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq8yjJbTPqc Friend of the world enemy of God
Phil 1:9-10 And this I pray , that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;a 10 That ye may approveb things that are excellent ; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
Paul prays that the love of God would be perfected in all believers, grow in insight and discernment. This is mature christian love. Pervading some of the Churches is a immature fleshly love, that embraces everyone and everything.
Does sin exist anymore? http://www.martyangelo.com/deceptive_diagnosis.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EJk38w74tk Medical science catches up to bible
http://drleaf.com/blog/sins-of-the-grandfathers/ Why God says take thoughts captive
2 Peter 2:10 Despise authority
Jer 23:17-24They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said , Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imaginationd of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. 18 For who hath stood in the counsele of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD shall not return , until he have executed , and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. 21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran : I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied . 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Error occurs when any truth is exaggerated.
God’s love surpasses knowledge (Eph3:19) When divine love is carried to far it denies that the unrepentant will ever suffer eternal judgement. Extreme love says there is no hell not even for satan or his demons. Humanism is a concept that disregards God’s judgement.
Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold , and said , It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you , and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo , we turn to the Gentiles.
It is man who judges himself unworthy of everlasting life. Man chooses separation (Deut 30:19)
Humanistic love and Grease Grace pervades more and more of the body of Christ today. It insists that sin has no far reaching consequences. A influential believer in serious sin scenario, some will be ready to write them off, others say let us not judge and restore them with compassion to their position. In doing so they think they are showing unconditional divine love, but this in fact is a soulish humanistic love.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfayw-vE318 Bill Johnson
Is it right to judge IS IT RIGHT TO JUDGE?
The bible warns Christians must suffer persecution for their faith
Matt 5:10-11 2Tim 3:12
Christians must therefore be prepared to endure persecution for their faith and their way ( http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=way&t=nas&s=Bibles&ps=10&p=28 ) of life and count it as a privilege.
Do not nurse hatred in your heart for any of your relatives.”Confront your neighbors directly so you will not be held guilty for their crimes. Lev 19:17 NLT
We have true love when by Paul Caram True Christianity Book Online http://www.zcpublishers.com/true-christianity-ebook.html
We love others the way God loves them Rev3:19
We understand reproofs and punishments are remedial not cruel
We show discrimination and wisdom in the way we love
We are willing to risk rejection by telling others the truth
We love God more than family and friends
We will do what is eternally best for others
We are willing to admonish one another and our children http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/romans/15-14.html
We limit or break our fellowship with unrepentant believers http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/2-thessalonians/passage.aspx?q=2-thessalonians+3:14-15
We lay down our lives for our brethren John 15:13 We do not lay down our lives for false brethren We do not participate with sin out of love We are unselfish 1Cor 13:4-7 The sum total of divine love is unselfishness
We must check ourselves for any signs of unbelief
https://nuggets4u.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/lesson-list/ Help to recognize the enemy
http://www.dpmuk.org/Group/Group.aspx?ID=87900 A Good foundational daily devotional