To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:15 AM
Subject: false prophets
Hello my name is israel.I am not a pastor, prophet or any type of other titled christian. I am simply a man who believes and loves our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father and because of this I serve him faithfully and eagerly await his coming.
How do you know some of those pastors mentioned in false prophets are really guilty of the charges leveled against them? When all men equally are sinful and all fall short of the glory of God no matter how much we may try? Yes I understand other scriptures say that we are constantly being developed by the Holy Spirit but none will be perfected until Christ returns,until then it is mercy and grace that upholds us. I am not naive to the fact that there is many wolves amongst the sheep,I readily acknowledge that and that we should be aware under constant vigilance. But brother do we not worship a God that is all knowing and all powerful? If we are truly his we will recognize his voice. The sheep will know there shepherd.
I do not know you and neither do you know me but if the same spirit is in both of us there will be an understanding to try and help in love. I just ask you to consider deeply what you proclaim and be sure you are not misguided in your judgement ,because all will be held accountable for every idle word they proclaim.
Our greatest weapon in this war we are engaged in is not our words but constant prayer!
In revelation in a nutshell this is what Jesus asked each of the 7 churches to guard for but also to strive for and in our modern day it relates to us if we are doing all these things in accordance then were good and can point a finger, but recall brother it is 7 things he asks of us. I did not reach out to you idly I love and commend you for your vigilance but I simply ask you to consider that it is done for the right reasons. Thank you and may God bless you, Amen.
- Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7): Don’t lose your love for God’s truth or His people.
- Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11): Remain faithful in the face of tribulation and poverty.
- Pergamos (Revelation 2:12-17): Resist Satan’s influence, even to death, if necessary.
- Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29): Resist false teaching.
- Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6): Remain zealous and pure in conduct.
- Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13): Persevere and walk through the doors God opens.
- Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22): Don’t become lukewarm about God’s way of life.
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From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: false prophets
“How do you know some of those pastors mentioned in false prophets are really guilty of the charges leveled against them?”
Israel, you make it sound like we’re reporting third-party hearsay or unproven charges. That’s not the nature of our section, False Teachers Exposed, which illuminates the teachings of these people, according to documented material and the Word of God. Go back and look again without rushing to judgment this time.
“When all men equally are sinful and all fall short of the glory of God no matter how much we may try?”
God doesn’t send out ministers that fall short in the job He’s assigned to them, because their work isn’t accomplished by human power or virtue. It is accomplished from above!
“For our Gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, just as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake” (1 Thessalonians 1:5 EMTV).
“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5 MKJV).
2 Corinthians 5:18-21 ESV
(18) All this is from God, Who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
(19) that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
(20) Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
(21) For our sake He made Him to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
“For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us–by me, Silvanus, and Timothy–was not ‘Yes and no,’ but in Him was ‘Yes’” (2 Corinthians 1:19 EMTV).
“Yes I understand other scriptures say that we are constantly being developed by the Holy Spirit but none will be perfected until Christ returns,until then it is mercy and grace that upholds us.”
Christ has returned, for those who look for Him:
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for Him He will appear the second time without sin to salvation” (Hebrews 9:28 Webster).
And by His commandment we walk in perfection in this life, according to His definition:
“But, we speak wisdom among those who are perfect; yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, that come to nothing” (1 Corinthians 2:6 MKJV).
His mercy and grace uphold us in whatever stage of salvation we’re walking in.
“But brother do we not worship a God that is all knowing and all powerful? If we are truly his we will recognize his voice.”
Then you must not be His, because you do not recognize His voice.
“We are of God. He who knows God hears us. The one who is not of God does not hear us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6 MKJV).
Contending for the faith of Christ delivered to us by His grace, for which we are most thankful and zealous,
Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk