Friday, June 9, 2017

Peculiar ONLY Through Abiding In Christ, His Spirit and His Word

Galatians 1:6-10
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:  7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  9  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.  10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

I watched and listened to Dr. Such N Such (See clip below. Here is the link to this whole anti-scriptural fiasco) preach on what makes the people of Orlando Peculiar, using 1 Peter 2:9 as his verse of reference. 

1 Peter 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Not ONCE does he attribute the peculiarity to God and what His Spirit does through and to us through salvation ALONE. 
 Indeed the words used for "pecular" are "eis peripoiēsis" which basically means a point or place arrived to as a product of our salvation. The same as us being " a holy nation" and  "a royal priesthood". This is made clear by verse 10 which clarifies by stating: 
1Peter 2:10  Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy
In this clip, you will also here him attribute the  cornerstone spoken of in 1 Peter 2:6-8 with the LGBTQ community, even though there is a stumbling and a disobedience by those to whom were called to obedience and sacrifice! There is a preaching of a TYPE of Christ going on, but not the scriptural, heavenly Christ. 
NO DOUBT we are called to love one another, but our love must first be from Christ through us, not a worldly or brotherly love first.  THIS is PECULIAR.  CHRIST FIRST! A brotherly love (philo) that flows from and because of the Agape, or Godly love. 
Remember: God is not only love, as many will claim and scream from the rafters,  but He is righteousness and just as well. 
Neither a doctorate nor any other degree, no matter how "prestigious" the seminary or college is supposed to be, can ensure the biblical holiness of a persons lifestyle, nor that they preach correct biblical doctrine.
After all,  pastors with a string of degrees are in the pulpits of Presbyterians, Catholics, Methodists, Pentecostals, Baptists, etc., and yet denominationally (in some instances even inter-denominational) at the very CORE of their doctrine, they may all have opposing beliefs on issues relevant to salvation. 

For this reason God has called us to not follow men, denominations or churches, but Him alone. We trust and believe that He has given all true believers the ability as Christians to be Spirit filled and depend and trust in the discernment and leading of His Spirit!

2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12  
And with all deceivableness [delusion] of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.