‘n Goeie vriend en broer van my in die Here het nie lank voor sy dood nie die artikels van ‘n klompie gereformeerde predikante aan my gestuur waarop ek soos volg kommentaar gelewer het. Dit is nogal ironies dat almal wat die Wegraping ontken tog verplig voel om Paulus se woorde in 1 Tessalonisense 4: Daarna sal ons wat in die lewe oorbly, saam met hulle in wolke weggevoer word die Here tegemoet in die lug; en so sal ons altyd by die Here wees, met iets van ‘n Wegraping te vereenselwig. Ds. Rob Visser skryf in sy artikel “Wie Bly Agter?” as volg.
“Die Here Jesus kom by sy wederkoms van die hemel af. Dan staan almal wat op aarde geleef het op. Die mense wat dan op die aarde leef verander. Die gelowiges van alle eeue vaar dan van die aarde op en ontmoet in die lug die Here Jesus. Hulle verwelkom hulle God en Redder en gaan dan saam met Hom na die aarde waar Hy dan almal sal oordeel en waar die aarde tot die nuwe aarde word.”
I can appreciate highfalutin language when I am armed with a large and trusted dictionary and thesaurus but I have no sympathy whatsoever with anyone who woefully, wilfully and deliberately contradicts himself and, worst of all, the Bible. Having said that, I suppose I should immediately tell you what prompted me to make such a statement. My entire dissertation is a response to Greg Fields’ “Essays on Neo-Gnostic Calvinism.”
Greg fields kicks off with a bumper sticker declaration that boggles the mind. Here’s how he begins one of his “Essays on Neo-Gnostic Calvinism.”
Who among us who have been illuminated by the Spirit of God to heartily embrace that exalted system of Pauline Theology commonly called “Calvinism” can forget the sublime joy experienced when these verities became manifest in our believing heart? For many of us grasping these truths or better, being gripped by these truths, was the real “second blessing” in our Christian pilgrimage. (Emphasis added)
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAINT’S GROWTH IN HOLINESS AND SANCTIFICATION – GOD ONLY OR GOD AND MAN?
I have heard it said on numerous occasions on the internet that those who adhere to the doctrine of free will (also known as Arminians by Calvinists) are the worst kind of idolaters imaginable and — wait for it — inescapably on their way to hell. But wait a sec. How can Calvinists say that sin, of which idolatry is the worst kind, is the determinative factor in sending people to hell when they actually believe that reprobation (non-election) is the sole determinative factor? Sin is something anyone can and may repent of AND receive forgiveness AND ultimately go to heaven. Predestination and election unto damnation, on the other hand, is something no one can repent of. The reprobate’s fate is sealed. They will go to hell whether they like it or not OR whether they believe in free will or not OR whether they have sinned or not because God has ordained and assigned them to hell on the basis of his sovereign choice and because it pleases Him. So, for Calvinists to say that free willy idolaters (including Arminians) are going to hell because they are committing the worst kind of sin imaginable (idolatry), is not only a gross misnomer but hypocrisy that woefully stretches to the ends of the abyss. You may already have seen this on the INTERNET:-
What are the tell tale signs to know if your church is following Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God teaching
This article will be updated regularly, so please keep checking.
Here from Latter-Rain.com is an explanation of what Latter Rain teaching is. Sounds very Christian, sounds even biblical, but it is far from it.
“The Latter Rain is God’s great end-time ministry. The Latter Rain is the Restoration of the Church and the Harvest of souls, the gathering together of His people to be God’s Kingdom on earth. The Latter Rain is the promise given to us in the last days for the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. The Latter Rain blesses each of us with times of refreshing, it is for you and all who love peace to enter into now.
The foundation of the Latter Rain Page is firm in the pursuit of truth, justice and mercy. Deliverance to the captive church from the traditional legalism and quenching of the Spirit is through pointing you to the love of God through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.
It’s difficult to put into words the love and admiration that we at TBC have for Ruth Hunt, Dave’s wife of more than 60 years. She had grace and strength of character seldom seen these days. Ruth understood what it meant to be the help “meet” (or suitable) for her husband (Genesis:2:18) and was often invited to speak to women’s groups on being a godly woman. Ruth was not only a woman who knew what that meant, but she lived it every day. Her love and admiration for Dave were obvious to all, and yet she had her own mind and her own strengths that went far beyond her wifely characteristics. Ruth was a very gifted writer herself, and this talent contributed to her ability to help Dave with the editing and polishing of many of his books. Dave always said, “Ruth is my first editor!” She was also a generous helper to women everywhere and made lasting friendships wherever her travels took her. She had the ability to see beneath the surface and thus was an excellent one to turn to for advice on practically any matter. So discerning was she that one would never want to try to put something past her. She would have seen through it in a moment!
On the 14 Oct 2013 DTW posted an article exposing John MacArthur and Grace to You Ministries – ”The fact that John MacArthur teaches that you can take the Mark of the beast during the tribulation and still be saved as biblical truth is because he is a Calvinist. The doctrine of Calvinism is a false doctrine of epic proportions. “
Grace to You has now Responded with a blog post called ‘Unforgivable?’ on the 30 Oct 2013.
They were questioning whether taking the Mark of the Beast during the Tribulation is an unforgivable sin. How PREPOSTEROUS!
Grace to You and John MacArthur still believe one can repent after receiving the Mark of the Beast. NO RECANT. – see below:
Well, it’s that time of year again: the time when you can’t drive down the street without seeing inflatable witches and ghosts everywhere. Over the years there has been a lot of controversy over Halloween. Should Christians celebrate this holiday or not? For many, the answer is yes. Halloween is just a harmless time when the kids can dress up in fun costumes and go door to door asking for candy. But for others, it goes much deeper. Many Christians I have met simply do not know the history of Halloween. Personally, I feel that it’s an important thing to know, so I would like to take you with me back in time to find the origin of the second most popular holiday in the world.
Someone who just loves me to death and has fought tooth and nail for the observance of baptism by immersion in water as the only acceptable and biblical way to baptize new converts, asked me to read Ironside’s complete article on baptism and refute it point by point and not simply dismiss it out of hand. So, “Here I stand, I can do no other.”
Several years having elapsed since the first publication of this booklet, and a new edition being called for, I have considerably revised my former paper, though altering nowhere the teaching therein set forth. Further study and experience have only confirmed what was first written, although I believe I see many kindred truths in a much fuller, broader way than I did some years ago.
This is shocking. Once again false Prophet Kobus van Rensburg from Spirit Word Ministries in South Africa is at it again. This time smashing a replica of the Ark of the Covenant, breaking the 10 commandments, hears ‘something’ speak to him and calls the Cherubims of glory a “dragon” at the end of the video. What is more disconcerting is the way his congregation is cheering him on, a total lack of discernment on their part. This video is proof that Kobus van Rensburg is at enmity with God. Listen to the video and then I will explain where the Ark of the Covenant is.
The video is presented by the late Mark Woodman. A WARNING, to genuine Christians, this will make you feel sick as it encroaches upon something very sacred to us.