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Why the Sinners Prayer Led to the Great Falling Away

By Pastor Pam Sheppard

I believe that it was the traditional congregation’s invitation, of “opening the doors of the church,” that  ushered in  countless demons into the visible church system.  The founding fathers of Methodism  instituted a superior practice of placing those who seek to escape the wrath that is to come  on a probationary  membership status. The founding fathers of Methodism were wise enough to not only create a procedure to  ensure a bona fide salvation but also to protect the body from fellowship with unbelievers.  However, over time, the full enforcement of this practice became ineffective, as people were brought into permanent church status without having manifested fruits of salvation.  I personally believe that when converts can demonstrate that they are truly disciples of the Lord, then we can fellowship with them as brethren, and not before. 

       Yet another open door to the religious demon is the coined spiritual phrases.  A  Christian idiom most frequently expressed is  “the Lord led me.”  In a book called “Unholy Devotion,” the author aptly warns of the danger of spiritualizing:

 

   At first glance the phrase sounds quite spiritual, but a close examination of Scripture reveals that it is not always biblical. On several occasions the phrase is used by or to describe false prophets or deceptive people. Jacob deceived his father by spiritualizing issues. Esau, Jacob’s brother, had just gone hunting. Too quickly, it seemed, Jacob, claiming to be Esau, brought the killed game to his father. “How did you find game so quickly?” Isaac asked. Having usurped Esau’s place, Jacob lied to his sick, blind father. But notice Jacob’s very ‘spiritual’ response: ‘The Lord your God gave me success.” (Gen27:20) Jacob was playing dangerous games, spiritualizing in order to manipulate someone he knew would believe such words. Jacob wasn’t a false cult leader or prophet; he was God’s own chosen servant”.

Christians often think that the seeds of heresy are found only in cults and in off-beat sects of Christianity. But John, in his first letter, and Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, reminded us that heretical teachers are often found within the church itself. Jesus notes that the dormant seeds of heresy can be buried in the lawns of the church. In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a parable of the kingdom of heaven: The enemy sowed sees within this kingdom. In our desire to discover and understand the doctrines of cults, we may forget that potential gardens of heresy lie within our own walls. Remember: Sun Myung Moon was raised a Presbyterian; David Berg, founder of the Children of God, was once an Evangelical pastor; Jim Jones pastored a Christian church; many leaders in the People’s Temple and Jonestown were former members of Nazarene, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist and Assemblies of God Churches.” 1 (HL Bussell, pg.111)

 

 

      Besides the altar call, the invitation to Christian discipleship, and the various professions of faith, there are  other  coined religious platitudes and phrases like “Jesus, come into my heart” and “I accepted Jesus into my life”  that  lead to  counterfeit births.   I myself have not been able to find any scriptures in the bible that suggest that we should ask Jesus to come into our hearts.   I believe that when the Lord says that we must abide in Him, He means that we must stay in Him without wavering, in other words,—- to continue, to dwell, to be present, to remain. This is the essence of the Greek word,  that was translated “abide” in John 15.  Accordingly, baring fruit in Christ is a manifestation of a believer continuing and remaining in Him.

Yet Satan’s plot against the organized church  actually took shape  under the ministry of a preacher called Charles Finney.

Charles Finney

Finney was quite a wicked looking man, as you can see the devil all up in his face. The man lived a long time when you consider that in his lifetime, the average live span was  from the late forties to about 65.  Finney lived tobe 83, from 1792-1875. A fiery New York preacher, Finney’s impact on church traditions and practices has been  so profound, that his influence is still spreading globally almost two centuries later.  Finney’s notoriety is that he is the one who brought the entire church the “make a decision for Christ” through repeating the sinners prayer and the altar call.  A practicing freemason for 8 years, Finney eventually disavowed if.  Yet what I have learned about freemasonry is that it is witchcraft. And you just  don’t walk away from witchcraft without a struggle.

Anyway, in a nutshell,  Finney believed that human beings were capable of choosing whether they would be corrupt by nature or redeemed, referring to original sin as an “anti-scriptural and nonsensical dogma”  In clear terms, Finney denied the notion that human beings possess a sinful nature. Therefore, if Adam leads us into sin,  he does so not by our inheriting his guilt and corruption, but by our  following his poor example, this leads logically to the view of Christ as not having died for sins but for some lofty, moralistic reason.

Well, this was the man who started the altar call, invitation to Christian discipleship, “I accept Jesus,” practice that has led to the greatest falling away—the one that Paul himself predicted would transpire.  Consequently, due to Charles Finney, souls have probably not been saved within the organized church system for at least 150 years!!!! This doctrine has  primarily affected the Protestants much  more than the Catholics. Another fallen angel, Mother Mary had a different strategy for THEM. The “make a decision, I accept Jesus gospel has so permeated all Protestant Church tradition, a problem that Baptist preacher Paul Washer is diligently trying to correct, to no avail.  Washer is correct on this score but there  are errors in his teaching as well, which is yet “another story.”  Another practice that Finney started was to use the preacher’s invitation at the end of a sermon to evoke an emotional response, in other words to create a charged up atmosphere to manipulate a false conversion.

More on Finney in “the Fake Jesus” & “the New Idolatry.” 
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A Word of Warning To Endtime Teachers

Absolutely, no one believer has ALL the truth.  Yet even if there is one little error or lie in  the light we have been given, then we are deceived.

The biblical warning rings true.  Be not many masters for YOURS is the greater condemnation.

This warning is to me first and others later, as I too study and teach about endtimes.  In fact, my bookthe New Idolatry” is  about the last days. Yet my approach is somewhat “different” as I focus on  uncovering  Satan’s real endtime  agenda. In that regard,  I remain neutral on  biblical symbols and timelines, particularly those that  I do not  yet understand. Nevertheless,  when I look around at those who are teaching about endtimes in books and  on the Internet, I see clearly how the religious demon that the bible calls “the spirit of the Anti-Christ” has taken advantage of and capitalized upon the misunderstandings of various self-proclaimed, renigade teachers’ misunderstandings or mis-interpretations of truth.

As one example of many, some teachers materialize what is meant to be spiritual, figurative or symbolic while  spiritualizing  what is meant to be material or actual.  Take 666—the number of the beast.  Some are teaching that there is an actual number that Satan’s people  will equate to or be marked with  666.  Well, if this be the case, I am already branded as one of my significant numbers has 3 6’s in it.  Look around and you will find your own 666—your birthday, your credit card or social security number as an example.  Others spiritualize this number with highly confusing and complicated meanings.

 Does ANYBODY really know what the actual mark of the beast is?

No!

Why not?

 Because it is not time to know.  When the hour comes upon us, all in the know “shall know” as it will be obvious and clear.

Premature interpretations that are emphatically presented as absolute truths yet the teaching is in error provide demonic doorways to seducing spirits to use us to teach  doctrines of devils. Some are even hearing voices, dreaming endtime scenarios with timelines of the Loord’s return— messages they automatically assumed were the voice of God, when they actually heeded a message from a fallen angel.  If you are hung-up on an enemy-sent  error, your willful stubborness and lack of flexibility provide  opportunities to deceive  to  both fallen angels and religious demons. Here is the deal. Just because you come in contact with 2 or 3, even 3000 people that agree with your revelation of the bible’s endtime  symbols or timelines does not mean that your interpretation is correct.  For the devil knows how to send the same lie to 3 million people, much less 2 or 3. Consequently, those who study and teach others about the end of days need to be absolutely sure that their prophecies and predictions did not come from the enemy.Otherwise, enhance your vocabulary by using expressions like “it could be, maybe, I think so, and don’t be ashamed of “I don’t know.”

For whenever we say “thus saith the Lord,” we are held both accountable and responsible for the damage that we cause.

You know them by their fruit.  If you became afraid even terrorized by a prophet or  a teacher’s endtime word, then he or she did not receive it from the Lord.  For Jesus said to His elect “Be not afraid.”

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