Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Arsenio
Watching in Vain
A self-appointed apostle
sets up his own denomination, while the Lord’s apostles lead
those who come out of men’s works. A self-appointed minister puts
himself in the place of Christ by setting the Lord’s arrival
in the future, but the Lord’s ministers make Him known presently,
ever with those who believe.
We received this note:
There is a man in the philippines claiming that GOD sent him [Arsenio
Ferriol]. He is an apostle of the group Pentecostal Missionary Church
of Christ (4thwatch)
do you know this denomination? what can you say about this?
i saw the list of false teachers in your site but this man is not included.
No true man of God operates within the religious structures of men.
John the Immerser was sent of God to introduce the Lamb of God to the
world and wasn’t party to any denomination in his day. The apostles
and Jesus Christ were part of no denomination. Indeed, the members of
denominations were their arch enemies. They killed the prophets, slew
the Christ, and persecuted His apostles. They still persecute His saints
to this day.
Saul of Tarsus was a Pharisee until he was converted. Suddenly, he was
a Pharisee no more. That’s the way it is. While in a denomination,
he was an enemy of Christ. When turned to be His disciple, he treated
his past religious status and credentials as dung (Philippians 3).
In the days of the Lord’s flesh, there were those who believed
on Him, but wouldn’t confess Him, being afraid they would be thrown
out of their synagogues (churches and denominations):
“Still, however, even out of the rulers, many did believe on Him.
But because of the Pharisees they did not confess, lest they should be
put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory of men more than the
glory of God” (John 12:42-43 MKJV).
You know what Jesus says about those who deny Him before men, which
is what those did:
“Then everyone who shall confess Me before men, I will confess
him before My Father Who is in Heaven. But whoever shall deny Me before
men, I will also deny him before My Father in Heaven” (Matthew
When Jesus Christ apprehended us and gave us His Spirit, He led us out
of heathen-government-registered churches and denominations. There was
no other option if we were to follow Him.
“For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into
the Holy of Holies by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the
camp. Therefore Jesus also, so that He might sanctify the people through
His own blood, suffered outside the gate” (Hebrews 13:11-12 MKJV).
Those in denominations who appear to confess Christ either confess another
christ (which is often the case) or they worship Him in vain with their
lips, their hearts being far from Him:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ shall
enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in
Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord! Lord! Did we not
prophesy in Your Name, and through Your Name throw out demons, and through
Your Name do many wonderful works?’ And then I will say to them, ‘I
never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!’” (Matthew
Therefore, the fact that the “apostle” Arsenio Ferriol is
identified with the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch)
makes him nothing more than a servant of Ashtoreth and Baal. He isn’t
a messenger of God. Isn’t that easy enough to understand by the
Finally, the organization calls itself “Pentecostal.” Why?
That is only one Feast of three. What about the Third Feast (Tabernacles,
the only one Zechariah mentions when describing the Day of the Lord – chapter
14)? If anyone should know of the Final Feast, you would think a true
apostle of God of the “4th Watch” would. If Arsenio does
know, why does he choose to represent only the Second Feast by name (Pentecost)?
And if he doesn’t know, how can he be a minister of the Gospel
of Christ in this, His Day of fulfilling all things? Truly, Arsenio represents
no Feast of God at all. He represents the works of men in the Name of
“With regard to the works of man, by the Word of Your lips I have
avoided the ways of the violent” (Psalms 17:4 ESV).
You don’t think the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ would
be violent? Contrary to popular belief, the Pharisees and Sadducees were
the nicest people you could meet, except when they were confronted by
the Lord and His disciples, Who had a marvelous way of bringing out the
worst in people by speaking the Truth they couldn’t bear to hear.
Given occasion, those who are sectarian and partisan are violent, often
surprisingly so. We have experienced violence from them times without
number. (Violence encompasses much more than physical acts.)
For more Scriptural guidance on false teachers, read The
True Marks of a Cult and Diabolical
Juan, get your own oil or you’ll be shut out of the Kingdom!
Addendum: The name “4th
to the belief taught by Arsenio and his church that these are the days
in which Christ will
physically return, as stated on their
“We believe in the imminence of Christ’s return in our time
- the 4th watch. We do not believe in the practice of predicting the
exact hour, day, month and year of His return. Those true believers who
are waiting for this blessed hope must live their lives on earth in holiness
and service unto God.”
The Lord has returned and is here for
those who believe! Read the explanation in Diabolical
Doctrine: The Second Coming (Christ Is Returning in a Physical
The Pentecostal Missionary Church preaches a vain watch, looking in
the wrong place for the wrong reason, without faith, promoting man’s
self-righteousness because serving a man’s notion of holiness rather
than God’s. As Jesus said, quoting Isaiah, “However, they
worship Me in vain, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Mark