Nice guys can finish first – in this world. To finish first in the Kingdom, you will not be thought of as nice. You will be hated by all men because you are identified with Jesus Christ, Who is outside their religious camps. You will not be teaching how to draw men like flies into a megachurch, as Dr. Bilezikian does. You will not be building cities like Cain.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 MKJV
(13) For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
(14) Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light?
(15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
In response to someone who wrote us, I viewed The Bilezikian Website – Gilbert Bilezikian. Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian is credited with being a spiritual architect of the first modern megachurch, Willow Creek Community. As with thousands of other false teachers, his site is plastered with the sure marks of dead religious works, the works of men – that which men savor, anti-Christ in every respect. Though he presumes to be serving God and God’s interests, Bilezikian is a prince serving under the prince of this world and both will be cast into the Lake of Fire.
Here are some of the marks that expose him as an enemy of the cross of Christ:
He titles himself “Doctor.” Nowhere do you find any such titles among the apostles, prophets, or saints of the Lord. Even Jesus Christ didn’t title Himself, though He plainly taught that He alone was our Teacher and Master or Lord. But Bilezikian highly values the titles, recognition, adulations, commendations, and promotions of men. This immediately identifies him as anti-Christ and an enemy of the congregation of Christ.
Dr. Bilezikian has his degrees, his educational credentials, boastfully presented and specified. Therefore, he proudly smears his site with dung, that which the apostle Paul abhorred when Jesus Christ made Himself known to him. Declares Paul of his former worldly pedigree, accomplishments, and accreditations:
“But whatever things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. But no, rather, I also count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whose sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them to be dung, so that I may win Christ…” (Philippians 3:7-8 MKJV).
Strong’s Concordance defines the word “dung” as what is “thrown to the dogs,” that is, refuse (G4657). Gentiles are known in the Scriptures and referred to by the Lord as dogs. The things Dr. Bilezikian presents, the dogs voraciously consume. Dogs are impressed with and savor feces. They will consume their own vomit; should it be at all strange they would love what Bilezikian tosses to them for their dining pleasure instead of the Bread from Heaven?
“Get behind me, Satan: you art an offence to Me: for you savor not the things that be of God, but those that be of men” (Matthew 16:23 KJV).
Why does Gilbert Bilezikian call himself “Doctor”? Why does he show off his learning in the institutions of this world that are at enmity with Jesus Christ, which worship Him in vain with their lips? Are these things not matters of the lust of the eyes and of the flesh and the pride of life? What else can they possibly be?
1 John 2:15-17 MKJV
(15) Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
(16) because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
(17) And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.
“Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:42-43 KJV).
Dr. Bilezikian is an intellectual, not a spiritual, man. He is not born again. He is a man of men, not a man of God:
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can it be. So then they who are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:7-8 MKJV).
Beware of this man’s doctrine. His books are treasured by many because many are dogs and swine. Dogs and swine love the things of the gutters of Heaven, of the castings of men. Therefore, they despise the wholesome delicacies and delightful sustenance of God… bread from Heaven.
Bilezikian’s book, Beyond Sex Roles, seems to defy in substance our Scriptural writing on the diabolical doctrine, Women Are Ministers of God in Spiritual Authority over Men. If so, he proclaims doctrines of devils.
Dr. Gilbert is no doubt amiable and highly popular with men, but what does the Lord say of such?
“And He said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God’” (Luke 16:15 MKJV).
“Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you! For so their fathers did to the false prophets” (Luke 6:26 MKJV).
Gilbert Bilezikian has free run in the religious institutions and circles of the world. Why? Because he has the mark of the beast and is therefore permitted to buy and sell (read The Mark of the Beast and the Seal of God).
Revelation 13:16-18 MKJV
(16) And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or in their foreheads,
(17) even that not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.
(18) Here is the wisdom. Let him having reason count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. And its number is six hundred and sixty-six.
Not having the mark, we who are in the Lord aren’t permitted to buy and sell in the beast’s realm of religion (Counterfeit Christianity). Bilezikian is a prized guest and chief participant in those circles because… he has the mark.
Do you really want to learn of God and His ways? Do you truly desire to be freed of lies and all manner of deception? Do you wish to be free indeed? Will you humble yourself and recognize that only the Lord Jesus Christ can bring you life?
Do you want to live? If so, you will repent of your sins and gods, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow the Lord, not men.
You will learn of Him Who is meek and lowly instead of seeking life from proud and haughty imposters like “Dr.” Bilezikian. While they are full of knowledge, it isn’t the knowledge of God. While they promise life, they are dead and destroy souls with their deceitful doctrine.
Mr. Bilezikian, I bear you no ill will whatsoever personally, but you must know that God is not at all pleased with your glory, strengths, and accomplishments. You need to repent of your righteousness; you need to stop leaning on your own understanding; you need to forsake the praises of men and give yourself to coveting God’s praise alone.
“How can you believe, you who receive honor from one another and do not seek the honor that comes from God only?” (John 5:44 MKJV)