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Volume 29, Issue 8
Dear All,

The Bible clearly states that Christians are in danger of destroying their faith (2 Tim. 2:18) by allowing their belief systems to be corrupted by legalist or liberal false teaching.  Those ideas always pervert the person of Jesus Christ and the Gospel.

2Co 11:4  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

Placing your faith in another "Jesus", a different "gospel" or submitting to a different "spirit" can lead you to believe in vain.

1Co 15:2  By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.  If your faith is corrupted what do you have?  Don't be fooled.  If Jesus warned the disciples they might be deceived, which many of them almost were at one point (Gal. 2:11-21), then what makes you think you are greater than the Apostles with regard to being immune from deception?

Mt 24:4  Jesus answered: "Watch out that no-one deceives you.

This is why we are to hold on to what we have been taught by Jesus Christ the Apostles and Prophets in the written Word. The word "hold" or "keep" is katecho in Greek, meaning to "hold, hold fast, keep, possess, stay, take, have" etc.  We have what we have believed in but we must also hold it, keep it, stay in it, and take it with us.  Why?  Because there are always scheming false teachers (Eph. 4:14), wolves in sheep skins (Matt. 7:15), ready and willing to try to pervert (Gal. 1:7) the Gospel, the Spirit and Jesus Christ.


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The Gospel: Going, Going, Going, Goi...
by Dr. Orrel SteinkampThe Plumbliine
The Plumbline, Volume 15, No.4,
August/September 2010

Evangelicalism has become a melange of mushy spiritual feelings. Years of Seeker-Sensitive pragmatism has set the church up for a host of extra biblical spiritual and mystical experiences. Externally, within the wider culture, Postmodern Emergentts are pouring into City Evangelical. They, however, come in disguise as evangelicals and the biblically compromised city dwellers of City Evangelical welcome them through the city gates, especially when Christianity Today writes positively about them. A handful of watchmen sound the alarm only to be pushed to the side. Right behind the Emergents are the Comtemplatives whose meditation procedures often lead to altered states of consciousness.

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Four Ways Christians Are Being Deceived
by Proclamation, Invitation & WarningProclamation, Invitation & Warning
written about 1990, Posted about 1998
updated 6/19/10

The Lord put verses in his Word to warn us of a reality of world history: Global deception. And even those who profess to be Evangelical Christians are susceptible to the Serpent's lie. "In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." 1 Timothy 4:1. Four ways that Christians are being deceived in our day are: The Repackaged Lie, Blurred Distinctions, Unequal Yoking, Following Gurus. 

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The Money God - Part 1: The ATM God
by Pastor Anton Bosch, 8/14/10Anton Bosch Ministries

"God wants you to be rich, healthy and happy. If you have financial problems just become a Christian and all your problems will go away. Believers can get anything they wish from God by planting seeds in the form of cash. Every dollar you give God, He repays ten or a hundred fold." As a result of this message, millions of people have converted to Christianity and swelled the coffers of the TV stations, preachers and churches that preach this. But we must ask a few questions: Are they following the God of the Bible, and are those who teach and believe this message really Christians? How dare we ask such questions? Well, how dare we not! It all hinges on one question: Is the god of the prosperity message the God of the Bible?
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Christianity Today's Anti-Christianity Today
by The Berean Call, 8/10The Berean Call

Galli is "pretty happy" driving down the road to hell? God is a Crazy Fellow? God is a Drama Queen? I have two suggestions: 1) Send your reaction to Galli's article to the founder and honorary chairman of CT, Billy Graham, noting what seems to be the ultimate degeneration of what he started, and 2) Pray for Mark Galli, that he will repent. "[Regarding the wicked] there is no fear of God before his eyes" (Ps 36:1).
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