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June 2015 Newsletter

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Grace

My Dear Family in Christ,

In Matthew 28:20 Jesus tells us that we are to teach only what He has commanded us to teach. To teach only what He has taught us. We have no authority to add to or subtract from the teachings of Christ. Not one prophet or Bible writer has added or subtracted from the original plan of salvation found in the first five books of the Bible. The Bible forbids adding to or subtracting from what was already laid in the beginning. Deuteronomy 4:2. That includes Paul. Since we are to teach only what Jesus taught, we have a real problem with grace. You see my friend, Jesus never taught grace for salvation. Not only did He not teach it, from Matthew to John, there is no mention of Jesus ever speaking the word “grace” while on earth.

OK - what’s all the fuss about grace if Jesus doesn’t think it is important for salvation? Just this, if we do not speak truth we will be bound by sin. You can never be set free if you do not believe truth. Truth sets us free. John 8:32. And I want you to understand, it is truth that sets us free, not Bible facts. There is a difference. The devil knows all the Bible facts and he won’t be saved. We must learn the truth about grace so we can be set free from errors, false ideas and teachings. “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3, 4.

The world today, all churches, have gathered around them teachers, pastors and leaders to say what their itching ears want to hear. They gather around them TV programs like 3ABN to hear what they want to hear. They gather around them magazines like the church papers in order to hear what they want to hear. If you don’t like what you don’t want to hear, you just turn it off, ask to be removed from the mailing list or switch channels. At no other time in Earth’s history has that statement been more fully fulfilled. But none of them are teaching what God is teaching: truth!

In the Christian world the teaching of grace goes something like this. We are “saved by grace.” Sound familiar? The general perception is:

1) Grace began at the cross, and
2) Grace saves us eternally.

There are two basic texts that are used by the “itching ears” crowd to support these concepts. John 1:17, “...grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” And Ephesians 2:8, “For it is by grace you have been saved...”.

But as with any study, we must study to show ourselves “approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15. We must stop skimming the surface and begin diving deep for the lost treasures of God’s Word. God’s Word has been shipwrecked and sunk by the human storms of philosophy and church opinions that have continually beaten upon it. Let’s begin to correctly handle the word of God by bringing back up the truths so long sunk. Keep in mind, a little bit of poison mixed in with good food can kill you. We are not to let any poison into the good fruit of God’s truth.

Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ, not at the cross, or in the New Testament, but from eternity. “This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” 2 Timothy 1:9. As we know, Jesus is from eternity. He is from everlasting to everlasting, the beginning and the end. All of this is the same for grace.

Jesus is “The same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8. Therefore grace is not a new power bestowed at the cross but an old power from the beginning of sin. Grace was known in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. “A God merciful and gracious.” Exodus 34:6. “And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious” Exodus 33:19. “But the LORD was gracious to them.” 2 Kings 13:23. “God is gracious.” 2 Chronicles 30:9. “Has God forgotten to be gracious?” Psalm 77:9. “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious.” Psalm 86:15. “The LORD is gracious.” Psalm 111:4.

Need I continue with these examples of God’s grace (graciousness) in the Old Testament? By my count almost 50 times in the Old Testament is God called “gracious” or having the attribute of “grace”. Hebrews 4:2 tells us that the “good news” came to us (New Testament) just as to them (Old Testament), but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. It is the same today. If you are not listening to the truth you will be lost as the church-going, Sabbath-keeping Jews of Christ’s day were lost.

So what about grace saving us eternally? Since Jesus never mentioned grace for salvation we need to put it in its proper place. Never did Paul or any of the Old or New Testament writers state that grace “saved us eternally”. That word “eternally” is very important to keep in mind. When your pastor, church or denomination claims that you are “saved by grace”, the devil is using them to equate “saved” with “eternal salvation” but they are not the same. The word “saved” can have many different perspectives. For example:

A car is a vehicle. Car = vehicle
A truck is a vehicle. Truck = vehicle
But a truck is not a car. Truck ≠ car

They are both vehicles, but they are not the same vehicle. When your pastor or church says you are “saved by grace” keep in mind, nowhere in the Bible are they quoting that phrase. That phrase, “saved by grace”, is found nowhere in the Bible. They are rearranging the words to say what they want it to say, not what the text says. They are doing what Peter said they would do. He said that the ignorant and unstable would twist scriptures “to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.” 2 Peter 3:16. No different than when the Catholic Church points to Matthew 16:18 in defense of calling Peter the Rock they are built on. They are taking that text out of total Bible context. The churches are doing the same with grace. If the Catholic Church does it we yell and scream “foul”. If our church does it we defend it to the death since we like our own dirty work, not theirs.

There are only three places in all the Bible where you will find those words in close proximity. Here are the texts as written in the original Greek: “Through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we believe to be saved.” Acts 15:11. “By grace ye are having been saved.” Ephesians 2:5. And Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved . . .”. Notice, “grace” always comes before “saved”, not after. This is very important. These are the only three texts in all the Bible. Either no one in the Old Testament was saved or we in the New Testament today are lost and have been deceived by our churches and have no idea what salvation is all about.

The first thing we need to understand is that grace is unmerited favor. A definition of grace in a dictionary goes something like this: “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification”.

As it is unmerited it must be given to everyone equally. If not, it becomes merited and worked for. If it is given to everyone equally, it cannot save anyone for eternal life. If it could save anyone eternally then everyone would be saved eternally. This would include Lucifer. And this is what Lucifer wants. But we know that the wicked will be destroyed. And yet the wicked have been given unmerited grace.

Romans 1:17 tells us that “The righteous shall live by faith.” No mention of grace. Galatians 3:11 tells us “The righteous shall live by faith.” Hebrews 10:38 tells us “My righteous one shall live by faith.” In Luke 7:50 Jesus told Mary that it was her faith that saved her. Over and over again in both the Old and New Testaments it is the element of faith that works for our eternal salvation, not grace. In Hebrews chapter 11 we find where it is all about the righteous who lived by faith who were counted as saved.

Some have told me that we must “accept” grace in order for it to save us. That is not possible. Again, these are “ignorant and unstable” people teaching that. Grace is unmerited. That means you can do nothing about it, not even accept it. To accept it would be the same as working for it. It is given to the wicked before they can even ask for it. Why? Because the wages of sin is death. Every time you sin you are to fall down dead. You have no opportunity to accept or reject grace. Paul tells us that “where sin increased, grace abounded all the more”. Romans 5:20. In other words, as soon as you sin, grace is abounding to you before you even know you have sinned or could even ask for it. Therefore, the question then is, what is the purpose of grace since it doesn’t save us eternally? How does it fit into the plan of salvation for us? The answer is quite simple when we are willing to humble ourselves and accept the total Word of God and put aside the teachings of the worldly churches. God is a gracious God - Exodus 34:6. He is so gracious and abounding in love that He does not want anyone to perish. It is His will for “everyone to come to repentance”. 2 Peter 3:9. Even Jonah of the Old Testament understood this. “I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.” Jonah 4:2.

But that poses a problem. “The wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23. God told Adam that if he ate of the forbidden fruit he would “surely die”. Genesis 2:17. They were to die, physically and eternally, the moment they disobeyed God. Sin is the separation from God, the Source of Life. Without that Life man cannot live since man is mortal, not immortal. Genesis 6:3. As it says in Job 4:17, “Can mortal man be in the right before God?” “For dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:19. Adam and Eve were to drop dead immediately after biting into the forbidden fruit. Why didn’t they? Because, if they did they could never have come to repentance and would have been eternally lost.

Therefore, you might say, when Adam and Eve sinned, they severed the power cord from God that kept them eternally alive. But in God’s great love to us, poor mortals of earth, He provided an alternative power supply to keep us alive physically: grace. Something like a Duracell battery to keep us physically alive while separated from God’s main power source of eternal life. God loved us so much that He didn’t want us to die eternally. He wanted us to have time to return to Him through repentance and faith. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassion’s never fail.” Lamentations 3:22. That “compassion” is grace. He wanted us to develop faith in Him which would lead us back to eternal life through the obedience that comes through faith. Romans 1:5.

The sad fact is the wicked, both in and out of church, refuse to learn the righteous requirements of eternal life. Even though grace is poured out upon them and sustains them, they refuse. “Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness.” Isaiah 26:10. God has given His unmerited grace to everyone so we can learn His righteous requirements through faith and have eternal life; yet the wicked refuse to learn. Paul urged the Corinthians “not to receive God’s grace in vain.” 2 Corinthians 6:1. Do you see? It was already poured out upon them. They did not have to accept it. Paul is telling them to make good use of that which had already been given to them.

It is through the wonderful gift of grace - given to all men without merit and undeserved – that we have the opportunity to have salvation through faith. Titus 2:11, 12. Grace encircles us from birth. You can do nothing to earn it. It is given. It can’t save you eternally but it gives you probation. Whether you are living in sin before the cross or after the cross grace is the same. It just keeps you alive physically. Romans 1:5 brings out this truth even clearer. Paul says that we receive grace so we can call people “to the obedience that comes from faith.” That is how grace and faith work hand in hand for our salvation. We are not to teach grace for eternal salvation, as Jesus never taught it, since there is nothing we can do about it. We thank God for it, as Paul did, but Paul never “taught” grace.

But faith, which has everything to do with our salvation, we are to teach as Jesus and Paul did. Grace saves us from immediate death, which is God’s work, so we can learn obedience, which is our work, which comes from faith in order to have eternal life. Both save us. However, both save us in DIFFERENT ways. Grace saves us physically, faith saves us eternally. Interesting side note, even though Jesus never spoke the word “grace” in any of the four Gospels, I have counted approximately 30 times He taught and used the word “faith”. And yet, all you hear in the fallen churches of today is grace, grace and more grace. It appears there are a lot of “itching ears” to be scratched.

How far we have fallen! We no longer follow Jesus. We follow the worldly churches and man-made teachings. The “herd” mentality. Again, back to Romans 5:20, “Where sin increased, grace increased all the more.” Every time you sin you are to drop dead. Praise God for His Duracell battery of grace that keeps us physically alive. In Ephesians 2:5 Paul is very plain on this. He tells us that “even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved”. Do you see? Even though we were dead in trespasses, God keeps us physically “saved” because of the grace of Christ. But it won’t save us “eternally”. We are only saved physically by grace. That same concept is found in Acts 15:11. It is through the grace of Jesus keeping us alive physically that we are able to be saved by faith eternally.

Because of grace we can develop faith and learn how to live obedient lives to the teachings of Jesus and “get our reward” of eternal life. Interesting to note, that while the churches teach we are “saved by grace” and cannot earn our salvation, Jesus has stated over 17 times in the four gospels and Revelation that we earn our eternal destination by what we do. Revelation 22:12. Why are we listening to our fallen churches and pastors who are lying to us? Why don’t we come to Jesus and learn from Him? (See our video, “A Christian’s Reward”.)

However, there also comes the time when we can forfeit our grace. Our Duracell Battery will run out some day. Ananias and Sapphira were examples of this forfeiture. Acts 5:5. The Israelites are another example of this forfeiture. There comes a time when God can no longer tolerate sin. “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” Jonah 2:8. Those who claim that grace saves us eternally by us accepting that grace have it backwards. We can do nothing to accept it because it is given unmerited to everyone. However, we can forfeit it.

Now we can revisit Ephesians 2:8. Let’s put it in its proper place to agree with the rest of the Bible and Jesus. Remember, there were no punctuations when the original Greek was written. Punctuation was added about 500 years after Paul. All we are going to do is punctuate it to make sense and be in harmony with the Bible and the teachings of Jesus. As it is taught today in our churches it makes a liar out of both Jesus and Paul. And as we know, no liar will be in heaven. So let us stop making liars out of Jesus and Paul and read it right. We are simply moving the comma. “For by grace (keeping us alive physically), you have been saved through faith (obedience that comes by faith) . . .”.

The truth sets us free. When you know the truth the whole Bible will fit together without contradictions. If you believe the lies taught by the worldly churches then you will find the Bible contradicting itself. If your church or pastor is teaching you “saved by grace” it is contradicting the teachings of Jesus and Paul, therefore it is in a state of confusion which in the Bible is called, “Babylon”. The Bible tells us clearly to get out of Babylon.
The whole Bible is like a puzzle. You must put all the pieces together in their appropriate places for the picture to be right. So let’s put grace back where it belongs in the whole picture.

Where did the modern concept of grace come from? It came from the Catholic Church. Tetzel, the great seller of indulgences for the Catholic Church explained the Catholic position as such: “Four precious graces were promised to those who should aid in building the basilica of St. Peter. ‘The first grace that we announce to you,’ said the commissaries, in accordance with the letter of their instructions, ‘is the full pardon of every sin.’ Next followed three other graces: first, the right of choosing a confessor, who, whenever the hour of death appeared at hand, should give absolution from all sin, and even from the greatest crimes reserved for the apostolic see: secondly, a participation in all the blessings, works, and merits of the Catholic Church, prayers, fasts, alms, and pilgrimages; thirdly, redemption of the souls that are in purgatory. To obtain the first of these graces, it was requisite to have contrition of heart and confession of mouth, or at least an intention of confessing. But as for the three others, they might be obtained without contrition, without confession, simply by paying... Such was the doctrine taught by the Archbishop of Mentz and by the papal commissaries.” That quote is from D-Aubigne’s History of the Reformation: Published 1846.

As you can see, the Protestant churches kept the concept of grace for eternal life, which came from the Catholic Church, and simply did away with the idea of payment. (Unless you include all those requests for money your church keeps asking for.) None of it is correct. The teaching of grace by the Protestant churches today is not the same teaching that was taught by Luther in the 1500’s. Luther taught a grace that through faith produced works of righteousness. “But we teach, at the same time, that this faith ought to bear good fruits, and that we must do all the good works commanded by God, for the love of God, and not by their means to gain the grace of God.” D’Aubigne, History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. This was stated by the Reformers before the Imperial Emperor. These are not works of church but works of obedience to the Ten Commandments. An interesting concept is that while churches are misusing Ephesians 2:8 to make grace say what it doesn’t say, they refuse to quote Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” And what are those “good works” prepared beforehand that we are to walk in? The Ten Commandments! As Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” Paul told us that the only thing that counts for our salvation is “keeping the commandments of God.” 1 Corinthians 7:19.

Many claim that the God of the Old Testament is a God of vengeance, hate and “law”, while the God of the New Testament is a God of grace, love and compassion. The truth could not be farther from that teaching. The greatest examples of God’s grace are found in the Old Testament, as we learned previously. Over and over again the Israelites deserved to be destroyed, but God’s grace kept them alive. “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.” Psalms 116:5. “The Lord was unwilling to destroy you.” Deuteronomy 10:10.

Let me give you an example of how the worldly churches respond to the gift of grace. You have had a heart attack. You go to a world-renown doctor and he tells you that since you are his friend, he will treat you for free (grace). He tells you that if you don’t want to die, but live long, you must work at changing your lifestyle. You must exercise, eat healthier and get plenty of sleep. But you tell him, “Doc. You are my friend and a renowned doctor. You save thousands of lives each year. I know I can ‘believe’ in you because you are doing this as my friend and for free (grace). Therefore, I will just ‘believe’ in you to save me while I go on living my old way. I don’t want to ruin your ‘grace’ by working out your instructions for my healing.” What do you think that doctor would think of you? That is what Jesus thinks of you. Please, follow the graceful instructions given by Doctor Jesus. Work out your salvation with great fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12.

Some may say that salvation is a “free gift” and that God will not nor would He ever take it back. Again, the Bible says, “Those who cling to worthless idols “forfeit” the grace that could be theirs.” Jonah 2:8. Do you see? The “gift” can be forfeited. If I give you $100 and tell you that I will never take it back, but it is yours to do with as you please, I am not responsible for what you do with it. If you are careless with it and someone steals it from you, you no longer have the $100 I gave you, you have forfeited it. Remember, the devil is a thief. He is trying to steal your “free gift” of grace. Or you may misplace your “free gift” and lose it. Either way, you no longer have your “free Gift”. I did not take it back, but you no longer have it.

It is the same with God. God has done His part. He has provided the grace that is necessary to keep you alive while you have been sinning. But if you want eternal life you must have so much faith in God that you are ready to work out the conditions of that faith for your eternal life. You must have so much faith in God that you will live in obedience to His commands to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life. Matthew 5:48, John 5:14 and Matthew 19:17.

The sad fact is, while Jesus and the Bible command us to come out of our churches, we love our churches and remain. One man told me that he would stay with his church no matter if it taught errors and lies. He was a good Sabbath-keeping Catholic. In the year 1522 the Catholic representatives stood before the council of Zurich to defend themselves against the teachings of Protestantism. “‘The civil constitution,’ said the champion of the papacy, ‘and the Christian faith itself are endangered. Men have recently appeared who teach novel, revolting, and seditious doctrines.’ At the end of a long speech, he fixed his eyes on the assembled senators, and said, ‘Remain in the Church! – remain in the Church! -- Out of it no one can be saved.’” It is the same today. Throughout history, the physical church has always persecuted the Spiritual church of God. The Catholic church system, whether it be Mormon, Baptist, Islamic, or the Sabbath keeping churches, all churches are keeping men and women from Jesus. “Saved by grace” is destroying billions. It is time to wake up and take back your salvation. If you continue going to your church and listing to “saved by grace” you will be lost.

The Lord has dictated and directed the material on our web site for your eternal life. Those who go, learn and obey will be saved. Those who refuse will be lost.

 

TIME WITH JESUS

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.”

The gospel seed often falls among thorns and noxious weeds; and if there is not a moral transformation in the human heart, if old habits and practices and the former life of sin are not left behind, if the attributes of Satan are not expelled from the soul, the wheat crop will be choked. The thorns will come to be the crop, and will kill out the wheat.

Grace can thrive only in the heart that is being constantly prepared for the precious seeds of truth. The thorns of sin will grow in any soil; they need no cultivation; but grace must be carefully cultivated. The briers and thorns are always ready to spring up, and the work of purification must advance continually. If the heart is not kept under the control of God, if the Holy Spirit does not work unceasingly to refine and ennoble the character, the old habits will reveal themselves in the life. Men may profess to believe the gospel; but unless they are sanctified by the gospel their profession is of no avail. If they do not gain the victory over sin, then sin is gaining the victory over them. The thorns that have been cut off but not uprooted grow apace, until the soul is overspread with them.

Christ specified the things that are dangerous to the soul. As recorded by Mark He mentions the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things. Luke specifies the cares, riches, and pleasures of this life. These are what choke the word, the growing spiritual seed. The soul ceases to draw nourishment from Christ, and spirituality dies out of the heart.

“The cares of this world.” No class is free from the temptation to worldly care. To the poor, toil and deprivation and the fear of want bring perplexities and burdens. To the rich come fear of loss and a multitude of anxious cares. Many of Christ’s followers forget the lesson He has bidden us learn from the flowers of the field. They do not trust to His constant care. Christ cannot carry their burden, because they do not cast it upon Him. Therefore the cares of life, which should drive them to the Saviour for help and comfort, separate them from Him.

Many who might be fruitful in God’s service become bent on acquiring wealth. Their whole energy is absorbed in business enterprises, and they feel obliged to neglect things of a spiritual nature. Thus they separate themselves from God. We are enjoined in the Scriptures to be “not slothful in business.” Romans 12:11. We are to labor that we may impart to him who needs. Christians must work, they must engage in business, and they can do this without committing sin. But many become so absorbed in business that they have no time for prayer, no time for the study of the Bible, no time to seek and serve God. At times the longings of the soul go out for holiness and heaven; but there is no time to turn aside from the din of the world to listen to the majestic and authoritative utterances of the Spirit of God. The things of eternity are made subordinate, the things of the world supreme. It is impossible for the seed of the word to bring forth fruit; for the life of the soul is given to nourish the thorns of worldliness.

And many who are working with a very different purpose, fall into a like error. They are working for others’ good; their duties are pressing, their responsibilities are many, and they allow their labor to crowd out devotion. Communion with God through prayer and a study of His word is neglected. They forget that Christ has said, “Without Me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5. They walk apart from Christ, their life is not pervaded by His grace, and the characteristics of self are revealed. Their service is marred by desire for supremacy, and the harsh, unlovely traits of the unsubdued heart. Here is one of the chief secrets of failure in Christian work. This is why its results are often so meager.

“The deceitfulness of riches.” The love of riches has an infatuating, deceptive power. Too often those who possess worldly treasure forget that it is God who gives them power to get wealth. They say, “My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.” Deuteronomy 8:17. Their riches, instead of awakening gratitude to God, lead to the exaltation of self. They lose the sense of their dependence upon God and their obligation to their fellow men. Instead of regarding wealth as a talent to be employed for the glory of God and the uplifting of humanity, they look upon it as a means of serving themselves. Instead of developing in man the attributes of God, riches thus used are developing in him the attributes of Satan. The seed of the word is choked with thorns.

“And pleasures of this life.” There is danger in amusement that is sought merely for self-gratification. All habits of indulgence that weaken the physical powers, that becloud the mind, or that benumb the spiritual perceptions, are “fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” 1 Peter 2:11.

“And the lusts of other things.” These are not necessarily things sinful in themselves, but something that is made first instead of the kingdom of God. (church) Whatever attracts the mind from God, whatever draws the affections away from Christ, is an enemy to the soul.{COL 50-53}

 

PRISON MISSION REPORT

Dear Ron,
I just recently read your booklet. I don’t know if that’s you and your dog, nice dog by the way, and beautiful property. Well, I’m interested in your book, “Change Your Life Biblically”. Can you please send me one? Also, I would like to know about the “3 Angel’s Messages”. Thank you bro. Ron for making it possible for many to be able to receive such blessings and for being a faithful servant of God.
Alex, CA

To Whom It May Concern,
I’m serving a life sentence here. I got your address from another inmate and I was wondering if I could be added to your mailing list. I would like to get any and all info you send out to inmates about our dear Father.
James, PA

Dear Ministry,
Just a few dots and dashes to ask you if you could rush me your Bible study. I only have 8 stamps to give and I pray that it is enough. I am praying for this ministry. God blessed me with these stamps so I believe it is God’s will that I get this study because He provided a way.
Geuka, CA

Dear Ron,
I am not sure what the “2nd Peter’s 8 Steps” are. Anyway I am enclosing mine and my cellie’s completed applications. I would very much be interested in the workbook. I just don’t have the money.
Jon, CA

JCPM,
I am writing to receive your book, “Change Your Life Biblically”. I am a believer in Christ Jesus. I would like to further my studies. Do you have addresses that sends free Bible studies, books, materials, Bibles, lists and catalogues?
Christopher, WI

To Whom It May Concern,
Thank you for your starter book. Please send me a copy of “Change Your Life Biblically”. I would really love to join your program. Although I cannot afford to correspond with you regularly as I am of the Indigent Status. So please add me to your list.
Cliff, FL

Dear Ron,
Per your instructions, I write some of what I learned and how I’m applying it to my life for the 2nd part of the certification. It may not be as “in Depth” as it should be, but I wanted to test myself. I opened CYLB to book 1 table of contents and went down the list picking topics and writing about them from memory. So I know I gained knowledge from reading and studying your book. I know the Holy Spirit helped me write the letter. Because of that, I know it’s truth and it confirmed I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. I am learning what Jesus wants me to: “remind you of everything I have said to you.” John 14:26. What I learned was truth and confirmed by the Holy Spirit reminds me of what I learned that Jesus wanted me to know. My missionary work here is going OK. Because of being on lockdown it is hard to reach out to others. I have provided you with names to mail to. I passed out some flyers. And slipped flyers under cell doors to guys. I wrote my sister encouraging her to make a donation and get the book. I asked her to pass along your address. After seeing me reading and studying CYLB, my bunkie decided he wanted to get a book of his own and study it. I am encouraging others to share your address also. One guy got something from you and was reading it. He was testing it by the Scriptures and had a question about the church. He said, “we need the church to help keep us accountable.” I told him to keep reading and that the book explains it much better than I can. I wanted to tell him, “Yes, we do need church for support, but that what he is reading was saying to get out of the church was referring to churches that aren’t teaching truth. And how we are the church and we are to help keep each other accountable. Hopefully I will be able to talk to him again soon. We had to get back to our rooms. So I have been doing what I can. I got the idea to write your info on a piece of paper a bunch of times and tear them out and pass them out when we finally get yard time. That’s about it for missionary work so far. My bunkie received his newsletter and I read it. I have not seen it before but wow, what an awesome job on it. It covers many steps and speaks on so many levels. It “speaks” to all who read it. I received the September Newsletter. Thank you. I was able to read it and am going to re-read it. There was some questions that I got from it and want to “dig in” and see what I can find. I am trying to get a more complete understanding of what each Commandment means. Don’t steal is fairly straight forward. But then, if you don’t tithe properly, you are stealing from God, so there is more to it than is first realized. So I am trying to dig up info on examples of life situations that would violate the 10 Commandments in a not so obvious way. Awesome book, by the way. I have learned so much. I thought faith was a belief in things hoped for but not seen. By reading your book, I realized it was so much more. It also is a lifestyle of knowing God is here for us. I am believing in the promises of God and walking as those beliefs are happening rather than still being held back by fear, uncertainty and lies from Satan. “God”. It makes so much more sense that it “God” is a “title”. How the Father, Son and Holy Spirit coexist separately but yet as one and help us. Knowing Jesus walked on the earth and He knows what we go through makes it easier to adopt a “best Friend” relationship with Him and I find myself just talking to Him all day about everything. “Proof of the Bible”. I always knew it was real, but wasn’t sure what parts had been added by man. After this study, I now have a new understanding of what the Bible says and how it played out in history. I have an understanding of how the prophecies came to pass in our history. It gives me a much clearer picture of what happened and how the Scriptures described what was going to happen. We need to focus on how to be perfect, stop sinning and keep the 10 Commandments and on remaining in alignment with God so we can do His will.
Ken, CA

Dear Ministry,
Thank you very much for having an outreach to inmates. I would appreciate receiving your Bible studies, workbooks, bookmarks, books and other mailings. Thank you very much for your time.
Amy, CA

Ron,
My whole life I was raised in a Christian home, or so I thought. By both my biological and loving parents, along with my younger sister, spoiled us and attempted to educate us with the best and our faith in God. Twice that I remember I went to Catholic school as a child for their schooling, not their belief system. I was labeled ADD/ADHAD. At age 12 I volunteered for my parents to send me to an all boys Christian boarding school in Missouri which was half way across the country. I would eventually wind up in the jail system. My parents told me that I came back a changed child in a positive way. But in my heart I had hatred and anger. I didn’t ever know what a chapter or verse was in the Scriptures or what “to be saved” meant. When I got home, I got sucked into the habits of the world and ended up in the jail system at age 13. For the last 17 years I’ve been in the system: Juvenile Halls, Physiatric hospitals, camps, placements, CYA (California Youth Authority), county jails and prison. It seemed I knew most things about Scriptures the preachers of the world didn’t. Anytime Christian literature was in front of me, or brought to my attention, I’d sometimes read it, but my heart wasn’t it. There wasn’t really too much that was taught that I didn’t already know. But it seemed the worldly churches were contradicting in how they taught. I knew there was like some kind of mystery behind it. Something missing. I knew it was Saturday which is the Sabbath, but thought to myself if we know this, why then do we celebrate it on Sunday. I received the same answers: we just go to church on those days even though we know this and excuses. It was like nobody was motivated to investigate. Myself, I wouldn’t know where to start. Anyone I know may twist things to suit their purpose. I really enjoyed reading your book. It had a lot of good points. But again, anyone can twist it to suite their purpose. But a solid point that had foundations that you had mentioned in your book, “Change Your Life Biblically” is when people misinterpret Scripture. We all know the final authority is the actual words quoted from God. After that I browsed through Scripture, compared to some other parts in Scripture where supposedly in the teachings of the world we are saved. I was shocked and became hooked. Some things in your book I disagreed with and believed it was only your point of view. And I read more and more Scripture and so far, I’m the one proven wrong and you correct. Shows how much I knew. I have come to realize we overlook scripture cause we think we already know what it’s about, since we hear the same words in worldly doctrine with a twist of truth, which is no longer truth anymore. Just as the serpent did to Eve in the Garden. People have the mark of the beast now. Even those of us that know the truth, if we continue to treat Sunday as the Sabbath.
Sean, CA

Dad,
Here is my life story. I grew up with two brothers, my mom and her boyfriend. I got along with her boyfriend, but he was into selling drugs. Me and my mom never got along. She treated my brothers good but she hated me. Always treated me like I was nothing, so I started doing the drugs that they sold and got hooked on pills when I was 14 years old. When I was 15 my mom caught me stealing from her to get high, so she told me to leave. I had a girl friend that I was cool with her family. They let me stay with them. Her dad worked construction so he talked to his boss and they let me work with them “under the table”. I found a landlord who let me rent a place that was furnished. I was still hooked on pain pills. I knew I had to pay rent so I would rob pill dealers. This went on until I was 16 when I kicked in a door to a well known drug dealer that sold methamphetamines. I took his drugs along with a few guns and over $2,000. The guns were in his name and when I sold them, somehow they ended up in the hands of the police. The guns were bought from me so I was charged with aggravated burglary and put on a three year probation. I still had a pill problem so I violated my probation and served 30 days in jail. Eventually they put me in and I served the remainder of my time until I was 20 years old. I never got off pills, so after being released I got hold of my old boss and got another job with him and ended up in the same trailer with the same furnishings as before. Got in touch with the same people I was hanging around before and before too long, I was doing the same things as before. In 2012 I was convicted of aggravated burglary. I was sentenced to 5 years. While here my cellie got me to study the Bible with him. I realized that I did not have to be a slave to sin and that my addiction was all in my head. I turned away from my sins and have been living a peaceful life for God ever since. I fear that if I end up back into the same place I was before around the same people, that I’ll end up in the same predicament. So I am trying to give my life to Jesus and His ministry, doing what I know do every day, bringing the Word of God to inmates. I let them know that they do not have to continue a life as a slave to sin. I know that deep down in my heart that I will never be a slave to sin again. No matter where God puts me I will live for Him and bring His Word to the people He puts in my life. The book, “Change Your Life Biblically” has really put the Bible into understanding for me. It is opening my eyes in ways I never thought imaginable. I have been so busy studying “Change Your Life Biblically” that I have had little time to do anything else. I just want to put this in the mail before the weekend.
Son, TN

Dear JCPM,
I would like to take your Bible study. Please send it to me at the address below.
Denis, TX

Dear Brother Ronald,
Hello. I did receive your utmost welcomed letter. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I do hope and pray all is well. I myself am well. I do hope you are receiving responses from this yard. I always put out your fliers. I take them to work to pass out and put in the chapel, stick them to a wall or of course one on one ministry. I read your letter and understood your message, as always I accept. I still after now 10 years of knowing this, am fascinated how “acclaimed” believers bend over backwards when doing away with the Law of God. But when one shows them from scripture if they are the typical stubborn individual, they all turn red face and begin disrespecting and throwing titles as if attempting to cast excuse, like “legalist”. I’ve found “non-acclaimed believers” more open minded/hearted to this Bible fact than so called “believers”. But it fits the Bible scenario. This is how it will be. The truth is always outnumbered. At least until renewal. For now I mail my monthly gift. If all goes well I mail extra soon.
Frankie, CA

JCPM,
I’m serving a life sentence. I hope your ministry is going well. Thank you for the work that you do. Please send me your latest newsletter and 2015 calendar. Please send me a Bible encyclopedia if you have one.
Shelby, CA

Dear JCPM,
Thank you for adding me to your mailing list and sending me your introductory issue. Please send me “Change Your Life Biblically” so I can earn my certificate.
Richard, WI

Hello,
I would like to request a Bible and any Bible study material.
Shamika, WV

JCPM,
Praise the Lord. I have received the volume 17, Issue 2, 2014 after three months in the “hole”. I still do not deserve your faithfulness. I do hope I have helped you by showing others the book you gave me. It has been four years since I got it. It is a little worn and dog-eared but it is still in good shape.
Chris, CA

Dear Ron,
Hey, it’s Chris from the Eastern Shore of VA. You put a smile on my face and put a tear in my eye today. Nice to know someone cares about me. Got your letter and the workbook, “Change Your Life Biblically”. Thank you so very much. It was nice to know someone took some time out of there daily life for me. Being back behind the walls you begin to feel like the outside world forgets about you. I just got it 2 hours ago. I will put it to good use.
Chris, VA

Hello,
I am writing to request a copy of “Change Your Life Biblically”. While I am not in actual prison today, I am in county jail awaiting a bed date for a residential treatment center. This leaves me time to do plenty of diving into and studying CYLB. I was looking at prison (I am already a 5 time loser) yet I opted for treatment this time as I truly do need to change my life. A pal showed me his copy. He took it with him as he was released last week.
Joseph, WA

Dear JCPM,
I’m enclosing a money order for $5 for postage. I got a letter from you saying I can’t get a book, “Change Your Life Biblically” so I’d like to send some money to help out with the postage. I’m waiting on more money to come this week. When I get it I will send more to help out others who may need the help. Anything I can help with, I sure will.
James, PA
Hi,
Can I please receive your newsletter and “Change Your Life Biblically”? I only can receive 5 books at a time.
Gary, OR

JCPM,
I would be interested in doing the Bible correspondence course that you offer.
William, TX

Ron,
I received 2nd Peter’s 8 Steps and wasn’t sure if I was supposed to mail another flier to receive your whole book. Enclosed is another flier filled out just incase I was supposed to. I really enjoyed 2nd Peter’s 8 Steps. It has helped me to start on a path to really enjoy Jesus. I am eagerly awaiting the whole book, “Change Your life Biblically”. I thank you for all that you are doing and pray for you and JCPM daily.
Timothy, VA

Hi,
I was told that you have a website for inmates that want a pen-pal. I don’t know your rules or policy or if this costs anything. Could you let me know your conditions.
Charlie, TX

Pastor Ron,
I get your newsletter but would like to get your workbook. I don’t have the money to give you right now. But I would really like to start changing my life for myself and my family. In your newsletter I read that it is helping a lot of people. I only pray it can help me as well. I thank you for your time on reading this letter and I pray God helps you in all that you do.
Antonio, CA

To Whom It May Concern,
I have just accept Jesus Christ into my life as my Lord and Saviour. I got your information from a friend. Well, you can see by my envelope I’m incarcerated. But here there are no Christian programs or books or literature in regards to religion. I was wondering if you could send me some? I need some help. I’m new to all this and so I can understand better.
Jimmy, CA

 

Testimony for God's People

My Dear Family in Jesus,

Continuing in our series of God’s Testimonies to His Children we again begin with the words He has given through His modern day prophet. Let us open our ears, widen our eyes and listen carefully. Let us get rid of preconceived notions and ideas that our churches have taught us and lay them at the feet of Jesus. Let us lift His cross and follow Jesus only.

Elder Fuller has heard the testimony borne in public, that the professed people of God were not all holy, that some were corrupt. God sought to elevate them, but they refused to come up upon a high plane of action. The corrupt animal passions bore sway, and the moral and intellectual powers were overborne and made their servants. Those who do not control their base passions cannot appreciate the atonement or place a right value upon the soul. Salvation is not experienced or understood by them. The gratification of animal passion is the highest ambition of their lives. God will accept nothing but purity and holiness; one spot, one wrinkle, one defect in the character, will forever debar them from heaven, with all its glories and treasures.

When Jesus commands us to “be perfect” and to “stop sinning” and to keep the Ten Commandments to get our eternal life, He means it. Any pastor, church or denomination that is no longer teaching the teachings of Jesus is not of God. It has fallen and become Babylon. “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.” 2 John 1:10, 11.

Ample provisions have been made for all who sincerely, earnestly, and thoughtfully set about the work of perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Strength, grace, and glory have been provided through Christ, to be brought by ministering angels to the heirs of salvation. None are so low, so corrupt and vile, that they cannot find in Jesus, who died for them, strength, purity, and righteousness, if they will put away their sins, cease their course of iniquity, and turn with full purpose of heart to the living God. He is waiting to strip them of their garments, stained and polluted by sin, and to put upon them the white, bright robes of righteousness; and He bids them live and not die. In Him they may flourish. Their branches will not wither nor be fruitless. If they abide in Him, they can draw sap and nourishment from Him, be imbued with His Spirit, walk even as He walked, overcome as He overcame, and be exalted to His own right hand.

As you can see, it is up to you to put away your sins. God can’t do it for you. If He could do it for you He would have to do it for Lucifer. You must “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8. But are we drawing near to God? Or are we drawing close to our churches in hypocrisy, ceremonies, traditions and services while our hearts are still living in sin? “In vain do they worship me.” Mark 7:7. 2 Peter 1:10 tells us that if we practice the teachings of Jesus “we will never fall.” However, our pastors, our elders and teachers have refused to accept the teachings of the Bible. They teach man-made teachings, teachings taught by the denomination which is now under the control of Jesuits. If you are going to church and remaining silent while your pastor is teaching such wickedness as “saved by grace” and refusing to teach “work out your salvation with fear and trembling”, you will be lost.

Elder Fuller has been warned. The warnings given to others condemned him. The sins reproved in others reproved him and gave him sufficient light to see how God regarded crimes of such a character as he was committing, yet he would not turn from his evil course. He continued to pursue his fearful, impious work, corrupting the bodies and souls of his flock. Satan had strengthened the lustful passions which this man did not subdue, and engaged them in his cause to lead souls to death.

While he professed to keep the law of God, he was, in a most wanton manner, violating its plain precepts. He has given himself up to the gratification of sensual pleasure. He has sold himself to work wickedness. What will be the wages of such a man? The indignation and wrath of God will punish him for sin. The vengeance of God will be aroused against all those whose lustful passions have been concealed under a ministerial cloak. While professing to be a shepherd of the flock, he was leading the flock to certain ruin. These dreadful results are the fruits of the carnal mind, which “is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

No sin is any greater than any other. To spread the lie of “saved by grace” is no less a sin than adultery. If you break one command you have broken them all. We must stand up and teach people to “stop sinning”, “be perfect” and to “keep the commandments” for our eternal life. If we don’t and continue to go to church, we will be held responsible. We must stand up or get out and teach from our homes.

I was referred to this scripture: “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Professed Christians, if no further light is given you than that contained in this text, you will be without excuse if you suffer yourselves to be controlled by base passions.

The word of God is sufficient to enlighten the most beclouded mind and may be understood by those who have any desire to understand it. But notwithstanding all this, some who profess to make the word of God their study are found living in direct opposition to its plainest teachings. Then, to leave men and women without excuse, God gives plain and pointed testimonies, bringing them back to the word that they have neglected to follow. Yet those who serve their own lusts turn from all this light. They will not cease their course of sin, but continue to take pleasure in unrighteousness in the face of the threatenings and vengeance of God against those who do such things.

All churches have fallen. God said in the beginning to keep His 7th day Sabbath holy. He also said in the beginning to the woman, “Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” Genesis 3:16. And yet, the churches and denominations are now allowing the world to dictate to them through Political Correctness and laws that women are to be rulers and leaders of men through ordination. Next, the Sabbath will not be important. After all, we are “saved by grace” and don’t need to be obedient to any of God’s commands. If you break one, you are just as guilty of breaking all of them. You people who go to church on the 7th day might as well shut your church doors and go home. The show you are putting on is hypocrisy. You are nothing but Sabbath keeping Catholics. “Catholic” meaning that you have allowed your church system to do your thinking and controlling of you. Please wake up.

I have long been designing to speak to my sisters and tell them that, from what the Lord has been pleased to show me from time to time, there is a great fault among them. They are not careful to abstain from all appearance of evil. They are not all circumspect in their deportment, as becometh women professing godliness. Their words are not as select and well chosen as those of women who have received the grace of God should be. They are too familiar with their brethren. They linger around them, incline toward them, and seem to choose their society. They are highly gratified with their attention.

But now the church does everything it can to mingle the sexes and to push women forward. Everything the church does is against God. We have become way too familiar with the world and have lost all touch with God and what pleases Him.

From the light which the Lord has given me, our sisters should pursue a very different course. They should be more reserved, manifest less boldness, and encourage in themselves “shamefacedness and sobriety.” Both brethren and sisters indulge in too much jovial talk when in each other’s society. Women professing godliness indulge in much jesting, joking, and laughing. This is unbecoming and grieves the Spirit of God. These exhibitions reveal a lack of true Christian refinement. They do not strengthen the soul in God, but bring great darkness; they drive away the pure, refined, heavenly angels and bring those who engage in these wrongs down to a low level.

Our sisters should encourage true meekness; they should not be forward, talkative, and bold, but modest and unassuming, slow to speak. They may cherish courteousness. To be kind, tender, pitiful, forgiving, and humble, would be becoming and well pleasing to God. If they occupy this position they will not be burdened with undue attention from gentlemen in the church or out. All will feel that there is a sacred circle of purity around these God-fearing women, which shields them from any unwarrantable liberties.

The Spirit of God has dictated and directed a new video called, “God’s Roll for Women”. Please visit our web site and listen to the voice of God. Get out of your churches before it is too late.

With some women professing godliness, there is a careless, coarse freedom of manner which leads to wrong and evil. But those godly women whose minds and hearts are occupied in meditating upon themes which strengthen purity of life, and which elevate the soul to commune with God, will not be easily led astray from the path of rectitude and virtue. Such will be fortified against the sophistry of Satan; they will be prepared to withstand his seductive arts.

Women are no longer satisfied with the plan of God for their lives. Of course neither are men satisfied with the plan of God for their lives. Everyone wants to do their own thing. Everyone wants God to condone their sins while they point their fingers at others. But to be content with God’s order for our lives is no longer wanted. The churches have become Babylon and are confused because they have joined the world and do not want to offend anyone. How like the disciples we say, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” Matthew 15:12. We are so afraid of offending the PC crowd. And yet we do not care if we offend God.

Vainglory, the fashion of the world, the desire of the eye, and the lust of the flesh are connected with the fall of the unfortunate. That which is pleasing to the natural heart and carnal mind is cherished. If the lust of the flesh had been rooted out of their hearts they would not be so weak. If our sisters would feel the necessity of purifying their thoughts, and never suffer in themselves a carelessness of deportment which leads to improper acts, they need not in the least stain their purity. If they viewed the matter as God has presented it to me, they would have such an abhorrence of impure acts that they would not be found among those who fall through the temptations of Satan, no matter whom he might select as the medium.

Women ordination is an impure act. It is women refusing to accept God’s plan for their lives. Women who are not satisfied with the occupation God has given them. And of course, the church is to blame since it is no longer teaching the teachings of God. People are becoming members of a church in which nothing of God is being taught. It is just a rotten shell of “worldly love” in which no one has any love.

A preacher may be dealing in sacred, holy things, and yet not be holy in heart. He may give himself to Satan to work wickedness and to corrupt the souls and bodies of his flock. Yet if the minds of women and youth professing to love and fear God were fortified with His Spirit, if they had trained their minds to purity of thought and educated themselves to avoid all appearance of evil, they would be safe from any improper advances and be secure from the corruption prevailing around them. The apostle Paul wrote concerning himself: “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

But no longer do we look to the Spirit of God. No, now we look to our churches, our committees, people with money to tell us what God wants. And the churches and our denominations have no idea what God wants. They have quitted the commands of God years ago and are teaching worldly teachings.

If a minister of the gospel does not control his baser passions, if he fails to follow the example of the apostle and so dishonors his profession and faith as to even name the indulgence of sin, our sisters who profess godliness should not for an instant flatter themselves that sin or crime loses its sinfulness in the least because their minister dares to engage in it. The fact that men who are in responsible places show themselves to be familiar with sin should not lessen the guilt and enormity of the sin in the minds of any. Sin should appear just as sinful, just as abhorrent, as it had been heretofore regarded; and the minds of the pure and elevated should abhor and shun the one who indulges in sin, as they would flee from a serpent whose sting was deadly.

But sin is not taught to be abhorrent. It is taught as something to live with. That we are all sinners and that we are “saved by grace” and can’t stop sinning. That God made a mistake when He commanded us to stop sinning and to be perfect. No, we now believe the lie of the Catholic Church that we must let the church tell us how to live, not Jesus.

We are now saved by our churches. Belong to your church and be saved. Listen to your pastor and be saved. Just belong to our “Remnant” church. “Come home to the church.” But don’t listen to Jesus, He can’t save you. Don’t obey Jesus, He can’t save you. Whatever you do, don’t listen as He commands you to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life.

If the sisters were elevated and possessed purity of heart, any corrupt advances, even from their minister, would be repulsed with such positiveness as would never need a repetition. Minds must be terribly befogged by Satan when they can listen to the voice of the seducer because he is a minister, and therefore break God’s plain and positive commands and flatter themselves that they commit no sin. Have we not the words of John: “He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him”? What saith the law? “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” When a man professing to keep God’s holy law, and ministering in sacred things, takes advantage of the confidence his position gives him and seeks to indulge his base passions, this fact should of itself be sufficient to enable a woman professing godliness to see that, although his profession is as exalted as the heavens, an impure proposal coming from him is from Satan disguised as an angel of light. I cannot believe that the word of God is abiding in the hearts of those who so readily yield up their innocency and virtue upon the altar of lustful passions.

Again, one sin is just as great as any other. Pride, arrogance, selfishness and wanting what God has not given us are sins as great as adultery. If your pastor is teaching that you are “saved by grace”, he is impure, unholy and working for the devil. If he is not teaching you to stop sinning, be perfect and to keep the Ten Commandments for your eternal life, he no longer works for God. Your church, your pastor and your denomination have fallen.

My sisters, avoid even the appearance of evil. In this fast age, reeking with corruption, you are not safe unless you stand guarded. Virtue and modesty are rare. I appeal to you as followers of Christ, making an exalted profession, to cherish the precious, priceless gem of modesty. This will guard virtue. If you have any hope of being finally exalted to join the company of the pure, sinless angels, and to live in an atmosphere where there is not the least taint of sin, cherish modesty and virtue. Nothing but purity, sacred purity, will stand the grand review, abide the day of God, and be received into a pure and holy heaven.{2T 453-458}

 

Ministry News

Dear Brothers and Sister,

It breaks my heart to read the letters sent to me by those who have made their church their god. Anytime we defend our church we make it our god. The church was set up for the purpose of defending God, not the church. However, our eyes have been taken off of God and have been placed firmly on the church. That is what “Catholic” is all about. Any and every church, denomination, pastor, thing or person we place our eyes on instead of Jesus becomes our “Catholic” god. It becomes “anti” which means “in place of”. It has taken the place of Jesus.

Richard again wrote me to let me know of his pride for his church. His letters are full of church but nothing of Jesus and our responsibility for living the Christian life. To Richard it is just a matter of going to church and being saved in the church. He just can’t imagine being without a man-made church.

Richard used a quote from a modern day prophet to “prove” his point. He quoted, “the only object on earth upon which Christ bestows His supreme regard”. Richard claims that “supreme regard” is for his man-made church. But again, he didn’t look closely at what was being written. He didn’t think outside of his box (church). He assumed that “church” meant his church. So let me share with you the text he took out of context. “I testify to my brethren and sisters that the church of Christ, enfeebled and defective as it may be, is the only object on earth on which He bestows His supreme regard.” {CET 206}.

The problem with that quote is, it says nothing about Richard’s church. The church the prophet of God is talking about is the “church of Christ”. Richard, if he were a Catholic, could quote that statement as, “I testify to my brethren and sisters that the Catholic church, enfeebled and defective as it may be, is the only object on earth on which He bestows His supreme regard.” Or if he were a Baptist, “I testify to my brethren and sisters that the Baptist church, enfeebled and defective as it may be, is the only object on earth on which He bestows His supreme regard.” Or if he were Mormon, “I testify to my brethren and sisters that the Mormon church, enfeebled and defective as it may be, is the only object on earth on which He bestows His supreme regard.”

Do you get the point? Again, Richard has never read His Bible for truth. He has only read what the church has told him to read and believe. He takes texts and statements out of context in order to make them say what he wants them to say. 2 Peter 3:16 is for Richard. Peter is talking about Paul’s letters. “There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.”

Now, let us put the statement of the modern day prophet into proper understanding. Let us do what we have been told, go back to the Bible, our foundation, and find out what “church” God is talking about. “The hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.” John 4:21. Get the point. The worship of Jesus has nothing to do with a church, pastor or denomination. “The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him.” John 4:23. We are to worship the Father in spirit and truth. Any pastor, church or denomination who does not teach truth is not of God. 2 John 1:8-11. If your church is not teaching people to stop sinning, be perfect and to keep the Ten Commandments to get their eternal life, they are not of God. Those are the teachings of Truth. Matthew 5:48, John 5:14 and Matthew 19:17. Anything other is a lie and no liars will go to heaven. If your church, pastor or denomination are teaching “church” or “we can’t stop sinning” or “we can’t be perfect” or “saved by grace”, it is of the devil. It is not of God. Richard loves his church. But his church is not the “church of God”. It no longer teaches the truth of God.

At one time the church Richard belongs to did teach truth. In the 1840s the Movement God raised up for the salvation of the world was the “Church of Christ”. It was a spiritual movement with no walls. However, in the 1860s men decided to put walls around God’s spiritual movement. As long as those walls continued teaching the original message of the 1840s movement, no problem. But when those walls stopped teaching to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments for your eternal life, they stopped being the “Church of Christ”. Separating from the man-made walls does not separate you from the “Church of Christ”. Just the opposite. Now the walls are covering and hiding the original message and keeping it from the people. The “walls” have become Babylon. All God is asking of you is to come back to Him. You don’t need “walls” to serve Jesus. You need His truth. And that is why God raised up this ministry. God dictated the book “Change Your Life Biblically” for our last days (present truth) in order to bring people back to the truth as taught by Jesus.

Richard says, “‘Change Your Life Biblically’? I haven’t seen it, but prefer giving my attention to The Book.” That is just what all wicked people and denominations say when they realize they are wrong. They claim “The Book” but they are not obeying it. In reality, they sit in their church holding “The Book” but have no idea what it says. It says, “Come out of her, My people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues”. But Richard loves his church and will die eternally fighting for his church while he completely rejects Jesus and His teachings to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments for his eternal life. He loves his sins too much to be obedient to Jesus. He states, “The litany of false charges that you fill your pages with do not fly”. All I fill these pages with are God’s words. I pray God will bring Richard to humble acceptance of God’s words and that he will believe and obey them. Not once has Richard shown me where I have not taught truth. His only complaint is that I don’t teach his church for salvation.

From the beginning of time God has never been confined to any man-made “church”. God’s church, the “Church of Christ” has always been in the hearts of people who obey Him by living the truth Jesus teaches. When we live as He commands us: to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments of God, then we are in the true “Church of Christ”. Everything else will be burned up and destroyed.

I want to thank all of you for your love and support of God’s little ministry. God chooses the humble, the small, the insignificant to glorify His name. But the proud look to numbers and the support of big institutions in place of God. They will be destroyed as ancient Israel was. Please folks, look to Jesus only.

Love in Christ,

 

Ron