This excerpt is taken out of a sermon given by David Wilkerson, he of the Pentecostal persuasion. Take note of the emotionalism, not to mention the fact that it is insinuated that one has to attend church in order to “come to God”, when the Apostle Paul clearly states that when one is saved your judicial spiritual status is as follows :
Romans 8:1 – [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:21 – For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
And since we’re members of the body of Christ, the church, i.e., we are the church, it doesn’t make sense to go to “church” every Sunday in order to show God love, “interest” in Him – or whatever else they like to call it. I’m at a loss for words here truth be told.
This is the excerpt from David Wilkerson’s sermon – my comments are in bold italics :
Imagine the pain of rejection felt by the Father and Son. I envision this conversation taking place between them:“Son, You were beaten, mocked, crucified, buried. It so pained me, I shut my eyes at the sight. (Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief). Yet You fulfilled the everlasting covenant. (For Israel yes, God didn’t make a covenant with pagan Gentiles). You provided acceptance and access for all who would trust in You. (He provided salvation for all in this current dispensation who trust in His finished work on Calvary’s cross alone). Because of You, a last-days people would be able to come to Me.(Which is Israel, but before the last days there’s the dispensation of grace in which we’re currently living, i.e., before the last days). And they would grow mighty in My strength, building reserves of faith against a devil who would tempt and try them as at no other time. (The only faith we need today is to believe the gospel, we don’t require faith in order to remain saved because we are seald unto the day of redemption – Ephesians 4:30).
“Yet, where are our beloved children? Monday passes and we never see them. (Seriously? Like God doesn’t see or know everything that happens outside the four walls they call “church”? Are there people out there who still believe trite like this?) Tuesday arrives, and still no children. Wednesday comes, with no sight of them. (Ah gee, they forgot to come to “home fellowship 😉 ) Thursday, Friday and Saturday pass, yet still we don’t see them. Only on Sunday do they approach us, (These particular words “…. do they approach us,” tells us everything we need to know – these people are still approaching God, whilst saved people are accepted in the beloved – Ephesians 1:6) while they’re in church. Why don’t they come? Don’t they love us?” (Anyone who obeys God today by believing the Grace gospel and rightly dividing the word of truth loves Him).
God asked Adam the same question when he hid from the Lord in the Garden of Eden: “Adam, where art thou?” (Genesis 3:9). The Lord knew where Adam was all along. He really was asking Adam why he had rejected fellowship and showing him that there was danger in hiding from His presence. 10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief. (Major error : crosses over dispensational boundaries. God isn’t dealing with us in the same way He dealt with Adam and Eve).
Indeed, Christians who don’t appropriate access to the Father end up in a “Sardis condition.” (Doctrine for Israel – the seven churches of Revelation are Hebrew churches. Crossing over a dispensational boundary once again and taking Israel’s doctrine and erroneously applying it during this current dispensation, and we don’t “appropriate access” to the Father each and every day because we are saved, we are His children – Romans 8). The Lord instructed John, “Unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God . . . I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead” (Revelation 3:1).
The Apostle Paul :
Ephesians 2:8-9 ~
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Then if you think that’s totally goofy, this is the title of their Bible School :
NB!!! NB!!! NB!!! PIMP MY LIFE BIBLE SCHOOL starting soon!!!
Pimp my life? Chapter and verse please. This is one thing I simply CANNOT STAND about religious, unsaved mainline institutionalized denominationalism – their propensity to use inappropriate worldly terms to describe things spiritual, but then on the other hand, along with their music, it’s confirmation of their reprobate minds, Pimp my life indeed *rolls eyes*.
You see, people start following this blog, but when I hit home truths concerning the Pentecostal Movement, Baptists, Roman Catholics, Methodists, Anglicans, et al – they can’t handle it and leave, which is really no problem as I don’t force anyone to stay and listen to what I have to say, it’s just very sad that one day they will try and convince God that they “didn’t know” the truth, that the truth was never presented to them and they’ll face Him at the White Throne Judgment and their eternal destiny will be one of torment and the gnashing of teeth.
In Romans 2:1 God says :
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
Unsaved people cannot judge anyone else because they do the exact same things they accuse everyone else of doing, reason being that they’re clothed in their own righteousness. Christ’s righteousness hasn’t been imputed to them because they don’t believe the gospel, and religious institutionalized Christianity denies the saving power of the Apostle Paul’s gospel alone, which is faith alone in Christ’s finished work on Calvary alone – they add their own filthy works and become co-saviours with Christ. Imagine the propensity of a person’s ego that does that. We all know what I’m talking about – they are some of the proudest people I’ve encountered.
If you believe everything you hear that is spewed from the pulpits of mainline denominationalism – you’re in serious trouble. What you need to do is attain an Authorized King James Bible and read it for yourself. Reading from Romans onwards is an excellent idea – as well as taking notes, then making a comparison between Paul’s epistles and the Hebrew epistles between Hebrews and Revelation, as well as making a comparison between Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 15.
I find that it’s people who don’t read the Bible for themselves, or who read corrupt Bible versions who are the ones who cannot bring themselves to fully trust Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross alone because they have absolutely no foundation and therefore no faith. They can fully trust the man standing behind the pulpit, but they cannot fully trust what Christ did for them.