Definition of False Teacher: One
who presumes to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent
False Teacher - Ellis Skolfield
Prayers Are to Be Made for All Men
This minister prays only for those Muslims who will turn to Christ. For those who have rejected the Son of God, he sees no hope. Yet the prophet says that we have all turned our faces from Him. Jesus said that no man could come to Him unless the Father draws him. Therefore, there is hope for all men because God can, and will, turn them, in His time:
“The Lord does not delay concerning His promise, as some reckon slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 EMTV).
Paul sent this note to Ellis Skolfield:
You make this remark in one of your letters:
“The God of the Bible and Allah are
not the same being, nevertheless, some church leaders invite Islamic
Mullahs to preach from their
You are right in the first statement. The reason, however, that “some
church leaders invite Islamic Mullahs to preach from their pulpits” is
because they both serve false gods.
Have you red our paper, The
In another letter you write, regarding the Muslims:
“May our beloved God, who sacrificed
His only begotten Son for all mankind, take the blindness from
their eyes while there
is still time.”
While it is written that some, by the predetermined will of God,
serve as vessels of wrath, fitted to destruction, it is also written
that in due time every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess
that Jesus is Lord. Everyone will know and worship God, each person
in his or her own order. Do you believe the Scriptures? If you do
there is great cause for hope with assurance of justice and mercy.
The Good News
The Reconciliation of All Things
Who Then Can Be Saved?!
Let us know what you think.
Brother Victor adds this thought-provoking question:
If the beast and the false prophet are taken and cast into the
lake of fire, why pray for their salvation? It is already determined.
You wrote: “You
are right in the first statement. The reason, however, that “some church leaders invite Islamic Mullahs
to preach from their pulpits” is because they both serve false
True of many churches, but not true of all churches.
You wrote: “While it is written that
some, by the predetermined will of God, serve as vessels of wrath,
fitted to destruction, it
is also written that in due time every knee shall bow, and every
tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord. Everyone will know and
worship God, each person in his or her own order. Do you believe
the Scriptures? If you do there is great cause for hope with assurance
of justice and mercy.”
The Bible states that those who have the Mark of the Beast are
without hope . . .
Rev 14:9-11 “And
the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any
man worship the beast and his image, and receive
his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of
the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture
into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with
fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the
presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth
up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night,
who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the
mark of his
Please take special
note of the “forever and ever.” Pretty
long time, forever, don’t you think? So yes, every knee shall
bow at Jesus’ return, including Satan’s, but that does
not mean that everyone who does so shall be saved. If you are saying
that all mankind will be saved regardless of heart condition (the
view of the Worldwide Church of God), then there is the following:
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable,
and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and
all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with
fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
That “second death” sounds
pretty terminal to me.
However, if you are saying that all who turn to Jesus during this
era will be saved, good for you. That has been the stand of true
believers throughout the Christian Era and if pushed could probably
find a few verses to support the position, including . . .
Joh 1:12 “But
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
Mercy, you guys to read the rest of the Bible . . .
1Ti 2:1-4 “I
exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a
quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this
is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will
have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the
Heb 7:25 “Wherefore
he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God
by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession
Hi Ellis, Victor here.
When we speak of “everlasting,” or “forever and
ever,” what are we talking about? Let the Bible itself define
those terms. See the attachment (it is clean) with several irrefutable
proofs. As to the Bible saying those with the mark of the beast
are “without hope,” that is not declared in the verses
you have quoted. (The document we sent to Ellis: The
True, Scriptural Meanings of “Forever” and “Hell”)
Furthermore, back to my question on praying for them, but from
a different perspective this time: If they are without hope, why
pray for them? One can only wisely, spiritually pray if there IS hope. Is that not so? The question does not necessarily suggest
that we would not pray for them. It is a question that deserves
an answer more enlightened and spiritually substantial than simply
pointing to the letter and saying, “The Bible says so.”
As for your qualification concerning those who invite Islamic Mullahs
to preach from their pulpits, “True of many churches, but
not true of all churches,” how do you explain shepherds who
are children of light (those truly worshipping the true God) inviting
children of darkness to preach to their flocks, presumably children
of light, a murderous, vindictive god, empowered by Satan? Do true
shepherds invite wolves to feed their sheep? We don’t think
so. Nor do they invite wolves under some pretence, with the hope
of saving them. It is time those worshipping in vain knew their
folly, rather than having it excused, don’t you think?
Please read the papers we sent you.
So is EVERYONE
in Islam there because he has rejected God’s
son, or is it possible that some are in Islam because that is all
they know and they would turn to Jesus if they heard the Gospel
in love? I personally know the latter to be true so it is those
Moslems for whom I pray. I do not pray for those who have “committed
the sin unto death.”
Now Paul, with
over 1000 visitors to our sites every day, generating a pile of
e-mail that requires an answer, I don’t have time
to read your papers or continue debating minor differences in doctrine.
Ellis, it is not at all a minor matter for you, or for anyone else,
that you believe and promote a false gospel, one which has you confounded
and not able to hear or comprehend the simple words and questions
we have asked of you. What good are you to your many inquirers when
you are blind, deaf, and lost regarding those things that represent
the Way, the Truth, and the Life? So what if you have understanding
in some timelines and historic matters? Your listeners will not
be saved by your knowledge, and neither are you.
It is no small matter that you make God out to be a vindictive
monster. This makes you no different than Islam, except worse inasmuch
as you represent God as “love,” yet attribute such acts
and attitude to Him. At least Islam has a god that is unapologetically
vindictive and cruel, who makes no bones about punishing any and
all that do not agree with him and his prophet in the never-ending
flames of hell. The God you profess as manifest in Christ, however,
laid down His life through the Son for the very sinners who took
it from Him (and the rest of the world, too), saying, “Father,
forgive them, for they know not what they do.” If Christ died
for men that saw Him and His works, yet rejected and crucified Him,
who will not be saved by the forgiveness paid for in His blood?
The God of the Bible is all-powerful (Matthew 28:18, Revelation
19:6), and desires that all come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). He
that no man seeks after Him (Romans 3:11). Every person has gone
astray (Isaiah 53:6), even and particularly His own people (John
1:11). So who is it that can “accept” Him? Is the power
of acceptance in men’s hands, or God’s?:
“And He said, Because of this I said to you that no one can
come to Me unless it was given to him from My Father” (John
“For God has locked up all in the prison of unbelief, that
upon all alike He may have mercy” (Romans 11:32 WNT).
False and Misleading Gospel of “Accepting” Jesus
So does this mean that we are to pray only for some men, as you
say you do? Not for those of us who believe God, and His Word:
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men” (1
Timothy 2:1 KJV).
Ellis, you are found to be in contradiction to the Lord, His Scriptures,
and therefore even to yourself. Being stubborn about hearing and
investigating what we are telling you does not serve you well. Being
self-righteous and defensive is not a good thing at all. Little
do you know that you are the one committing a sin unto death by
dismissing servants of God that bring you His Word of Life.
I am way too
busy leading people to the Lord Jesus to spend time responding
to legalistic foolishness. I am blocking you forthwith.