I have just written a paper about the false prophet, John Calvin, and in discussion with Victor, he said:
“No Calvinists are we, nor any -ists, unless we are nonists! A new word, a new category, a new ID, a new thing.
The Lord is doing a new thing.”
Our identities and lives are in Him, not in our doctrines or denials of false doctrine. All of those things, good and necessary as they are, are derived from our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is like Victor’s song, “It’s great to be somebody, because you’re nobody, because you’re His.”
Yes, it is an exclusive cult, which by nature says “no” to everything of man, and “yes” to everything of God. This is that well-known yet secret, narrow way in which you will find life.
– Paul Cohen (March 6, 2008)
From: Val To: The Path of Truth Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:04 PM Subject: church After reading your site i feel like i cant trust anyone. You all make it seem like everyone is bad. So please list me preachers to listen to. I'm a big believer in studying the word for myself. I live in [redacted], [redacted] send me church Recomendation in my area. Zip code [redacted]. I will go to the church and see if youre the truth as well From: Dennison To: Val Cc: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 8:16 AM Subject: Re: church Hi Val, My name is Dennison and I’m also from [redacted]. I moved earlier this year to Montana. Do you live in the [redacted] area? If so, I once lived near where you live in the [redacted] area. I understand where you are coming from and how frustrating it may feel not being able to trust anyone. However, have you considered what the Scriptures say about trusting men? “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That Your mightest be justified in Your sayings, and mightest overcome when You are judged.” (Romans 3:4) I’ve been down that route. Years ago, I searched all over [redacted] for the “true church.” What I learned is the true Church is the body of believers who hear the Word of God and do it – wherever they are. Matthew 12:46-50 MKJV (46) But while He yet talked with the people, behold, His mother and His brothers stood outside, desiring to speak with Him....
We received the following response to The True Marks of a Cult. The writer asks us what we suggest as the alternative to the churches and religious systems that he advocates.
People use various motivational tools to convince and lead others into works of various kinds. Sappy stories with spiritual elements are a choice tool of the religious to get people to join them in a “witness for God.” This kind of witnessing has nothing at all to do with God. In this example we expose these corrupt machinations of men and declare the truth of God that makes free.