Counting the Cost, Again!

And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish I, Luke14:27-28

The Present Day Church System is in shambles and under Strong Delusion. ONLY those who Come out of her have any chance of enduring on the
Narrow Way
into the Kingdom and avoiding the error of the Wicked. If you are so Blind that none of these things even stir you into action it’s not likely there is any hope of final redemption in your future. The first step for those of you awake or ‘slightly’ awake is to exit the Churches and begin Counting the Cost of Real Discipleship.

Jesus said a number of times that following Him meant Taking up your own Cross, Denying yourself and leavening your old life behind. Among the many things He said is ‘Putting your hand to the Plow and not looking back’, ‘Striving to Enter by the Narrow Gate’ and ‘Enduring to the end’ amid all adversity. Most of you are very familiar with these passages recorded in the Gospels. HOWEVER they have lost much of their impact because of the incessant pounding of the false teachers pushing the Substitution Doctrine. Therefore even among those who claim to ‘see the light’, confusion remains as to what it means to cut your ties with the World.

First of all you must understand that ‘Friendship with the World is enmity with God’ (Js4:4) When you bind yourself to worldly endeavors it’s the same as committing adultery in God’s eyes. Therefore it requires great care and watching to continue relationships with past friends, family members and working associates. Cutting your ties with the old life means a radical change in disposition and attitudes toward the things of the world. Like the original disciples you should have NOTHING in Common with these people. YES, Jesus dined with sinners, but He DID NOT partake in their amusements or revelry. He Didn’t go on Vacation with them! It’s important you understand this or you Risk falling back into a lukewarm state and might as well go back to church.

Every opportunity to interact with people of the world is another occasion to TELL them the Truth. This is NOT a Popularity contest! ‘Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets’ (Lk6:26) Most of them will disassociate with you (1Pet4:4) But only if you do not compromise the truth. If you suppose that by living a ‘Christian’ life (no smoking, drinking, cussing, ect) they will be influenced and eventually ‘ASK’ you why, WAKE UP! Most people already THINK they’re good enough and going to heaven when they die. Unless you Obey and Pull Down their Strongholds of Delusion, you’re deceiving yourself and becoming guilty of their blood. (2Cor10:4-5, Ezk18:19-26)

Certainly it’s Costly and you will most likely end up isolated from past associates and considered eccentric. But if you refuse this responsibility you will fall into a snare and finally be lost. This is NOT a matter of opinion or something to trifle with. The Master Himself has Commanded it. Are you not shamed by the dedication of the early Disciples who gave everything including their lives to follow Him? Need you be reminded of their exploits recorded in the Bible? What excuses you from Contending for the Faith? Why do your past friends and loved ones still feel so comfortable in your presence. Have you EVER taken the time and effort to sit down with them and make it Crystal Clear what it means to Repent and follow Christ? Have you Warned them about the dangers of false Religious traditions? Do you Fear pointing to the Churches and calling them Apostate? (is that too much for you to bare?)

Would you rather maintain your position in the World than Count the Cost of Real Discipleship? If you refuse to put your relationships with family and friends in jeopardy you may as well go back to the Churches. Why pretend? Is there really much of a difference between their lives and yours? You can always find a lot of nice people inside the Church system. As long as you don’t expose their false teaching or sin, they will love you and you’re welcome at all their dinners, picnics and meetings. Isn’t that what you’re doing now with all your associates, walking on egg shells to keep the peace? Are you so far gone that it’s NOT your Job to Contend or challenge anyone? Why keep kidding yourself, you’re in trouble spiritually. Just because someone is ‘Nice’ doesn’t mean they have the Spirit of Truth dwelling in them.

When you Repented (assuming that you actually did repent) wasn’t there a fire in your belly to tell everyone about Jesus? You didn’t care what anyone thought of you, if they cut ties, so be it. It comes with the territory. You couldn’t wait to Contend and stand firm for the truth. What happened? Who has bewitched you? REMEMBER therefore from where you have fallen and DO your first Works over again! Your lamb stand has been extinguished.

I Know Your Works!

I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, Rev2”19-20

Herein lays the present day conundrum. The abundance of Works done in Jesus Name to aid humanity while the Message they Preach is totally Apostate. Thyatira was in the Depths of Satan, but reaching out to the world in compassionate service. The System today is no different. It rests on its laurels while it teaches people a Doctrine of immorality. Although they will vehemently deny it, the truth is cannot be denied.

 Every Drunk, drug addict and Reprobate associated with the Churches or Missions is ‘SAVED’ in their sins. And in them they REMAIN! (Just ask them) The same goes for the more benevolent works of reaching out to Children. Who can be critical of the Schools, recue centers, food banks, and the endless lists of youth groups, camps and ‘Christian’ training centers? People dedicate their lives in ministry to the down trodden, physically challenged, abandon and starving masses. The Work they do is highly commendable and touches the emotions of any normal minded person. But it’s nothing more than Sounding Brass and Clanging Cymbals.

WHY? Because LOVE DOES NOT Rejoice in Iniquity, but when TRUTH and JUSTICE Prevail! 1Cor13:6. TRUTH (God’s truth) Delivers people from the Corrupting influence of Sin. It DOES NOT allow them to remain in the ‘Depths of Satan’. Nor does it declare that all people are BORN Sinners,
Without willing ability to perform real acts of virtue! Such an assertion is the DEPTHS of Satan.

Man can Indeed perform acts of Virtue and DO the Right thing. By telling him that he will Never be anything but a Vile Sinner Covered by God’s Grace you Destroy the Power of the Gospel to bring him from Darkness to Light from the Power of Satan to God. Man is Responsible for his actions and Accountable to God for his wrong doings. Surly he must Repent of his unrighteousness. BUT if his sin is something ‘inbred’ in his flesh, like a disease, HOW can he EVER Do what is right? He Can’t… and Must be: ‘Saved’ in his sins so he can then mix his Good Works with the Works of Darkness! Everything he does for God is tainted by his own Double-Minded malady.

The concept is invented, but stands firm as the greatest fallacy of all time to which millions are in bondage.
Worse this false doctrine is the supporting tenet for all the additional fallacies written into Christian creeds. Basically the whole System naturalizes man and incapacitates his God given ability to DO what is Right.
Thus he performs the Good Works, but defiles them with a constant flow of immoral behavior. You can see the evidence all around. Since Grace is merely a ‘COVER’ for sin, not the Power to teach godliness and Self Control in this present age, the lack of personal responsibility is glaring.

Among the Churches, Millions are addicted to Pornography; Millions more to alcohol and drugs. Lust is rampant, molestation almost a daily occurrence, as is adultery even among the Pastors.  Few can bridle their tongues or control their tempers. Congregations are filled with strife, back-biting, selfish ambitions, dissensions and heresies. No one will Challenge it or Pull Down the Stronghold of Lies keeping them in bondage. The Great Swelling Words of emptiness daily tickle their ears with the promise of Liberty in Christ while they remain slaves to their own corruptions. Everyone they reach (in their abundance of good works) is exposed to this Mind numbing Message. Children and adults alike. The Mind is diverted from seeking the Truth by the distractions of worldly amusements or the business of life.

The Carnality is cloaked with good works. No one is concerned about the sin or the false doctrines. It’s Peace and love when there is no Peace. Heart strings are pulled and sympathy overrules Truth! Casting any dispersions on a Special Olympics, Promise Rally or Soup Kitchen is taboo. You may as well Spit on the American flag, as say anything negative about Mother Teresa type outreach. They may Preach it’s ‘Not of Works’, but the Service is ongoing and never ending. It’s a Conscience soothing method to substitute obedience to the Truth.

The Works of themselves are not bad or evil. Nothing is wrong with showing compassion to our fellow man. But when at the same time you are doing these ‘good works’ you are spreading a cancerous message into the Minds of Men; You are making the hearts of the Righteous Sad, who God has not made Sad! Jesus came to Destroy the Works of the Devil. The Purpose of His Gospel is to Bring people from Darkness to Light, OUT of their Sin! NOT Pity them because they were Born depraved and Can’t Obey God. If you want real Change PREACH the Real Truth!

The Bitter Root of Sin!

looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Heb12:15

Professing Christianity today has become a haven of hypocrites and reprobates posing as followers of Jesus Christ. From the Pastors, teachers, theologians on down everyone is a Self Confessed Wretched, Chief of Sinners and Proud of it. They are Convinced that adopting such an attitude about Sin Humbles them. Many Pastors will report that they ‘Repent’ everyday thereby taking the pressure of living a holy life as an example to others off their shoulders.

The Rom 7 Wretched man and 1Tim ‘Chief’ of Sinners lie has almost everyone in the Church System enslaved in their sins. Pastors will use these passages as their iron clad evidence that ALL People are born Sinners and hopelessly in bondage to their evil dispositions and vile habits. The Message is highly revered because it’s the Perfect excuse to live in sin. And once the human Mind embraces this notion the hardening process shifts into high gear. Consider what happened to Esau who allowed that Bitter Root of sin to defile his heart. He went too far and God gave him up!

lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears. Heb12:16-17

But of course NO ONE has ever presented this important Truth in your church because it would Contradict the Wretched Man theory. And given that the supposed ‘Converts’ in attendance have never really Repented of their sins to begin with, it would also turn world’s upside-down and smash all hope. The Bible MUST remain in line with the Gutted Out teaching being pounded into the minds of the people world-wide. In this Manner the ‘Profane’ can comfortably attend and be FREE from any Guilt that may accuse them of their wrong doings. This is Why the Churches are filled with ‘Esau’ like Sinners, believing they are Saved, but with Hearts like Stone toward the Commands of God.

Can you grasp the horrible Damage this and other teaching in the churches has brought about in our Society? Probably not, if you’re looking from inside the System. To you the alternative is ‘Sinless Perfection’ and everyone knows the Bible doesn’t teach that. Perhaps not, BUT it DOES teach Heart Purity, A Walk Worthy of God, A Departure from iniquity and to GO and Sin NO more! A Profane person is one who will not Yield to God’s Truth or Seek to Cleanse himself of all filthiness and overflow of wickedness to perfect holiness in the fear of God. (James1:21, 2Cor7:1)

Because he sees himself as the CHIEF of Sinners and forever a Wretch, he thinks its God’s job to clean him up in due time. So as he grows more and more Profane with the ultimate outcome exactly what we see running rampant among professed Christians! (Fornication, adultery, drunkenness, homosexuality, child molestation, thievery, lying, cheating, murder… name it! So called ‘Christians’ are doing it!)
It’s an absolute disgrace and Tramples the Blood of Christ as well as Insults the Spirit of Grace! (Heb10:29) ONE thing is absolutely Mandatory in Real Christian Faith, that is HEART PURITY!
He PURIFIED their hearts BY FAITH! Acts15:9.

This happens at initial Salvation, not somewhere ‘down the road’, eventually by some ‘Magic’ formula of Grace. It happens when a person Genuinely Repents of their Sins. That Repentance PRODUCES:
Diligence, Clearing of Wrong Doing, Vehement Desire Change, fear and PURITY of heart! 2Cor7:10-11
Get this into your head and GET down on your knees weeping before God and Pray that SOME Fallow ground remains in your Stony heart and you haven’t reached Esau’s point of no return.

The Bible Teaches that God’s People are SAINTS, who Serve with reverent godly fear in an Acceptable manner. (Heb12:28) True Converts DEPART from Iniquity, not Wallow in it! (2Tim2:19) Sin hardens your heart and Disqualifies you from the Kingdom. (2Cor9:27, 1Cor6:9-10) DOING what is Right makes you Righteous! (1Jh3:6-7) It Doesn’t make you ‘Self-Righteous’!

You’re under Strong Delusion in the System and only a FEW will ever escape in time to really repent. 2Thess2:11-12. Most are not only numb to the truth and hard as Stones, but immune to it as well. It no longer brings about any conviction to their heart. They have trained their conscience to reject the guilt and believe the Lie. They are in a Mindless Bliss (they call peace) but seething with hatred beneath the surface.
Bring them the Truth, you instantly become their mortal enemy.
Living by Faith Means DOING What is Right! (1John3:6-7) ‘He who DOES what is Right is Righteous!’
What is being implied in the present day churches is that if you try to DO anything Right, you’re attempting to Save yourself and thereby ‘under the law’. Thus Modern Christianity has become the LAWLESS religion of the world. In effect the Pastors have neutralized Obedience to the Truth, although they will plead for it at times their own Doctrines conclude that man is off the hook because Jesus obeyed in their place! The Pastors may not definitively say that the Obedience is optional, but it’s strongly implied.

Carefully worded questions will always smoke them out. They CANNOT make Obedience mandatory to the outcome of Salvation. In their Minds, that would be a ‘Works’ Gospel. Most of them will be Vague with their explanations, but if you are able to discern the true nature of false doctrine (always laced with ‘some’ truth!) it’s easy to pick up on their subtleness. WHY will they Never expose false doctrine and they cringe when someone else does? Simple: Because they are PREACHING it! (will you expose yourself?)

Accordingly you can see how easy it is to fall prey under the Wretch-Chief Sinner Message. The whole System is designed around massive deception. The Pastors fear any change, they have no discernment whatsoever and anyone who comes along rocking the boat is branded a Heretic.

The Thief on the Cross!

And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke23:43

Today in the Churches one of the most worn out excuses for people to keep living in Sin is the ‘Thief’ on the Cross, making it in ‘under the wire’ (so to speak) Whenever anyone from the System comes across one of our Videos or articles teaching the Biblical necessity for Purity and Obedience to God, they immediately run to the thief and claim his last minute mercy, as a wretched miserable sinner full of vile filth.

Pastors especially like to use this passage to Prove man can be absolutely forgiven ‘in his sins’. It’s an easy way to sooth the guilty conscience of his congregation and support his theology at the same time. But is this isolated incident really man’s free ticket into Paradise? NO ONE among the early Saints thought so. In their reams of written text NOT a Single one of them sites this passage in the manner described above. Can you possibly imagine early followers of Christ, who believed that their bloody Martyrdom in the arenas of Rome was a Witness for Jesus, using this kind of cop-out to avoid the pain? Not likely. Yet today the thief is used as the most common excuse in the church to continue in sin.

Much like the Chief Sinner Lie and the Wretched man fallacy, the Thief premise fits into the church love affair with reformed theology. If you see Christ as your Substitute instead of your Example to follow and THINK that His Righteousness and Obedience is transferred to you by faith, then what remains to be Done? Basically: NOTHING! God’s Wrath has been appeased, Jesus became sin for you, so the Thief can be magically forgiven with his last breath because sin is not only vanished on the Cross but also FORGIVEN IN ADVANCE! Thus you can see the basis of the ‘Death Bed’ conversion, in the minds of most Pastors. Lacking any real understanding of Repentance and the Nature of genuine faith, they march into the hospitals and coerce a dying person to ‘Repeat’ some words then assure them heaven awaits. It’s a horrible Deception and it’s a foundational tenet of their Doctrines.

WHY didn’t the early Saints constantly site the Thief incident in Luke’s Gospel as their assurance of future forgiveness? The answer is simple! They viewed the Death of Christ as a Ransom to Redeem man from the Corruption of sin. It was Darkness to Light, from the Power of Satan to God! (Acts26:18) To them Jesus came to DESTROY the Works of the Devil and Deliver them from Bondage. There was no Retributive Justice involved, the Reconciliation stands on what He did in our Behalf. NOT how He took our place and obeyed God for us. If His Death was a Substitute to avert God’s Wrath, WHY did the Thief have to Suffer on his own Cross and die such a horrible death? (for his crimes, you would say) BUT his crimes were paid for ‘in advance’, weren’t they? Such a notion sounds like Double Retribution (sin being punished twice!)  
{at least according to your theology}

Instead of an excuse to sin, the Thief is a powerful illustration of Deep heart-felt broken Repentance.
(surly at the last minute, but genuine none the less) He not only cried out to God, but freely admitted his wrong doing and the just penalty deserved. In the mist of his blood, pain and agony he found that repentance and the Light of God shined within his darkened heart with the VERY IMAGE and Glory of Christ! Redemption….YES! Mercy, beyond our imagination. BUT NOT some excuse for you to suppose that anyone can make it in under the wire This was sharing in the Fellowship of His Sufferings in a final Baptism of Blood to seal it for eternity. (a far cry from what many of you think)

Let’s put the Sin question aside for a moment. Those of you who site the Thief are surly NOT the thief, that’s a given. What remains then is whether or not you’re going to Obey Christ’s Commands. They stand nonetheless because if you Love Him you WILL OBEY Him! Why do you call Him Lord and Do Not DO the things He said? Is it because you’re supposing that ‘making it in under the wire’ is a viable option and that’s your ‘Plan’?  Given the fact that most of you have Never really Repented of anything to begin with, the possibility of you finding that kind of Repentance at the end is slim to none. Consider Esau in Heb12:16-17, he also sold his birthright to live a profane life of indulgence and afterward was UNABLE to find repentance though he sought it bitterly with tears.

Can you imagine a Pastor giving some dying person this kind of warning? NEVER in a million years! The farthermost thing from his mind. It would be ‘Repeat after me’ and BINGO you’re in like Flynn! He would then return to his congregation and report that this ‘person’ is at home with Jesus. Thereby bolstering the Lie that like the ‘Thief’ you have Nothing to worry about. You also are filled with Vile thoughts, a total lump of sin and desperately wicked. But Grace and Mercy have you covered, at least according to the Pastors. Nothing in the Bible is binding because Christ paid your debt in advance. You (and the thief) are Free and Clear, at least until the Judgment.