The dynamic of the current Christian Church theater is that factions (Tribes: Arminianism, Calvinism, Emergent, New Age, etc.) have taken shape and have begun to exploit true Christianity to the point that true historical [healthy relationship] Christianity seems to not even be an available option within the current Church marketplace.
We are going to briefly look at some of the very disturbing trends that have taken shape in modern Christianity, trends that are managing and manipulating much of the current Church population. In order to be brief I’m not going to try to establish whether or not the current diabolical events and outcomes are intentional, accidental, or are coincidental – because my own belief is that the events are very much intentional – but instead will let others determine for themselves the motives behind the intentions.
The current church factions (tribes) have regulated themselves into just a few distinct categories. These few select categories happen to correlate with the psychology and personalities of the average person – that’s one reason I think this outcome might have been designed and is intentional. For instance at one end of the psychology
personality-spectrum is the heavily oppressive (non-decision making) Calvinistic sect that preys upon a type of personality that has a lower self-esteem. On the other end of the personality spectrum the Arminian sect is attempting to prey upon people with a more self-assertive personality trait, while in the middle the Joel Osteen, Emergent Church, New Age type of sects are preying upon the people who have a more carefree personality trait.
In this examination we are going to briefly look at the current Church structures that are currently regulating the three general areas of the average personality spectrum. Because this is a brief examination we are not going to descend very deep into the diabolical nature, purposes and outcomes of these systems, systems that are already in place, but be informed that these systems in their origin are very diabolical and know that their primary intention is to deceive, manipulate and take advantage of their intended victims.
The Arminian – self-assertive sect
Diabolical Nature of Modern Arminianism
Arminianism has amassed a group of homogenized self-assertive personality traits, people who for the most part are within the confines of the Gospel Realm. The people are in Salvation but then diabolically the modern system is designed to deliberately push the assertive personality traits in a direction that is out of Salvation and back into the sinful realm by using assertions like “take your place in the Trinity”, “become a God”, “join the Divine Council” all of these assertions are wrong, inaccurate and sinful but all are used to motivate that personality type away from the True God of the Bible and back into the sinful realm of this world.
The “Society of Evangelical Arminians” (SEA) website ‘Not willing that any should perish’ a website that promotes the ministry, conferences and material of SBC Dr. Jerry Vines has posted the following Vimeo Video-Tract on their main page, right sidebar. — 3-2-1 Gospel Presentation: The Story of God, the World, and You – This 3-2-1 Gospel Presentation video is perhaps the most blatantly Satanic video that I have ever seen on a Christian website. The 3-2-1 Gospel Presentation begins by attempting to tell people about the TriUnity (Trinity) of God then wrongly explains that Jesus was just a man like us and insinuates that we can become God like Jesus then in Blasphemy concludes with “now go take your place in the Trinity” – Wait! Excuse me! Isn’t that what got Satan kicked out of Heaven by trying to take a seat with God.
The Calvinism – non-decisional sect
Diabolical Nature of Modern Calvinism
In the same way that Modern Arminianism has amassed similar personality traits and is using that trait to remove people from the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Modern Calvinism movement is amassing people with a similar personality trait, indecisive personalities, and in making multiple decisions for the people is once again diabolically directing the people who have a relationship with God away from their relationship with God and in this case it is into a preconceived “wretched” condition that the Bible says the exact opposite about us regarding God’s Children that we are Saints, washed, cleansed from sin and in fellowship with God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such [wretched] were some of you [when unsaved]: but [now] ye are washed, but [now] ye are sanctified, but [now] ye are justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the [Holy] Spirit of our God.
Sourced: 5PtSalt.com – Todd Friel, Please, Take Your Own Medicine
The ‘Wretched’ Calvinist Dr. John MacArthur
In this excruciating tome of a sermon message screeded by none other than the infamous Dr. John MacArthur the esteemed Mr. MacArthur begins his message by vigorously glaring at his audience – it could be assumed that Mr. MacArthur believes he is preaching to wretched Christians then having established that he considers Christianity to be a wretched amassment he then proceeds to pronounce not one but two curses upon the beloved Jewish people of God. Didn’t that Hitler guy used to say that Jews were cursed and well Hitler is most probably bound for an eternity in the Lake of Fire as we speak (blog). Considering Mr. MacArthur’s often given messages Mr. MacArthur himself, including preaching about tithing – though he preaches a tithe light, give what money you can but always give – is preaching a Trifecta of Lake of Fire messages. In his preaching that Christians are wretches, Jews are cursed and by Biblical definition extorting money from people who can’t afford to donate, it does possibly place Mr. MacArthur in the same company of other scoundrels, men who occupied positions in high places yet men who’s eternal future may not be all that it is portrayed to be in the here and now.
Romans 9:4-5 4 Who are Israelites (Jews); to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
FBC Jax Watchdogs March 4, 2013 at 7:01 PM
These guys like to use their “office” of a bishop, and their “authority” as a “man of Gawd”, to obtain money from people by threatening them with a curse.
Here is the definition of extortion:
the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one’s office or authority.
Here is what the bible says about extortioners:
1 Corinthians 6:
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor EXTORTIONERS, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
THIS PREACHER IS THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE AT THE ALTER, REPENTING OF EXTORTION! But since they will not likely repent, then we must obey the bible when it comes to these men:
1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Come out of these synagogues of Satan, and follow Christ outside of the satanic nicolaitan institution!
Sourced: FBC Jax Watchdogs – “World-Wide” Evangelist Shows How to Handle a Talker in the Audience – Comments
Today the Calvinist Pastor William Graham Tullian Tchividjian [Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church] is one of the biggest proponents and promoters of the Modern Calvinistic ‘Wretched Christian’ heresy. Tchividjian is the grandson of the famous Dr. Billy Graham.
Billy Graham has famously dedicated his life to the legitimizing and synthesizing of the various deviant Christian sects and just lately Graham became notorious during the 2012 Presidential Election for his endorsement of Mormon Mitt Romney and scandalously promoting the Mormon LDS cult as a non-cult.
Tullian Tchividjian – The Gospel Coalition bio
The Emergent, New Age – secular sect
Diabolical Nature of Emergent, New Age
Where Modern Arminianism and Modern Calvinism are gathering flocks of personalities from among the two ends of the personality spectrum the Modern Emergent church movement is more inclined to gather people from among the middle of the personality spectrum. The more middle of the road (secular) personality.
The diabolical nature of the Emergent, New Age system is that like the other systems discussed it takes and amasses people according to their personality traits and then uses those normal traits to direct the people away from a true Biblical relationship with the living, loving God of all creation Jesus Christ. In the case of the Emergent sect it is the age old tried and true method of getting good and kind people to do even more good and kind works to the point that the good works [arbitrarily defined by the leaders] become both the means of salvation and also the salvation itself completely removing from the spectrum a personal one to one relationship with God Who has already saved us.
Joel Osteen [Education: Attended Oral Roberts University, c. 1981–82] a preacher [his father, a former Southern Baptist pastor, founded Lakewood Church where Osteen is the current senior pastor – Wiki.com] is one of the many examples of the plethora of secular – hipster – modern marketing focused preachers.
Another example of this middle of the road – secular modern Christianity – is the Calvary Chapel movement most obviously promoted by Pastor Chuck Smith Sr. of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, CA. The Calvary Chapel distinctive most adhered to, though not officially written down, is to go along and to get along – this is the best business model for a Calvary Chapel pastor [Note: I was personally told this in class by Pastor Chuck Smith Sr. while I was a student in the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry. I graduated from the two year CCCM SoM program in 1998.] The Calvary Chapel movement in its quest for marketability has chased many of the popular cultural trends of our time. Calvary Chapel pastors chased after various End Time speculations and Antichrist scenarios when it was in vogue to do so, then deviating into Arminianism followed closely by deviating into Calvinism, followed more closely by deviating into the Emergent Movement because each of these popular trends seemed financially stable at the time. Of course all the while Calvary Chapel pastors are giving the vague impression that they are teaching through the Bible but really it amounts to excessive stories about the preacher’s personal life while providing little substance about the written Bible.
The modern secular church as a business structure is after all more about the money and the prestige of a few than about anything actually beneficial to the gathered worshipers.
The money is extorted in type or possibly from a Biblical perspective or possibly even from a legal perspective in the following forms.
Calvinists give money to their cause and to prove to the leaders that they themselves are not really all that wrenched.
Arminians give money to their cause and to prove to the leaders that they likewise are assertive and are able to make a difference in the world – and their money would be able to make a difference in the world if the money was properly used by the leadership.
Emergents give money to their cause and to prove to the leaders that they are in fact a kind and compassionate people.
Conclusion – Friendship with God
The modern church structure is an unfair one-sided arrangement while in reality a personal relationship with the One real and true God in Jesus Christ is a two-sided arrangement. A two-sided arrangement that is both personal and intimate and it is also a relationship of give and take (unlike the ministries of today that are all take and little give). God gives in that not everything we do is pleasing to God and we take in that we have each taken considerable advantage of God in His kindness and His goodness. Yet through it all, all our ups – all our downs, we have the one sure consolation that God is for us. He has provided a personal relationship for us and amazingly it is both personal and eternal. We have an eternity in a personal relationship with God.
2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
God bless everyone!
David Anson Brown