Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | August 16, 2011

Dont Be An Illiterate Christian

Some people are just set out on NOT reading their Word and being obedient to the commands of God. Since the death of Zachery Tims, I have read so many comments on message boards and blogs that I am convinced that people enjoy being in the dark when it comes to the Word. Get this, if the bible clearly says in 1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” why are people so insistent upon staying in the dark and operating on their own terms when it comes to their Christian walk?

People wake up! Dont be such an illiterate Christian. By illiterate I mean you don’t read your bible with Holy Ghost understanding at all. Instead, you misquote scriptures and twist man-made tradition to fit your idea of getting a clear understanding of the Word. You spew this garbage all over the internet and make Christianity the laughing stock of the world. Why are people so insistent upon NOT following 2 Timothy 2:15 which clearly says “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” You know how I know your not studying? Because you misquote scripture left and right especially when someone comes against your Pastor. You say things like “Judge not lest ye be judged” or  “Ye without sin cast the first stone” and this is a biggie you always say “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm” Right, yet your prophet’s actions dont even line up with the Word of God. Let me ask you this, who told you those were the correct scriptures to use when a Pastor is found committing adultery, or using drugs while still preaching to you on Sunday morning, or having babies out-of-wedlock with the sisters of the church. Who told you to defend your Pastors actions based on these scriptures? If you knew what the Word said, you’d got he opposite direction of these type of leaders and find you a 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Pastor (and trust me, there are plenty of those Pastors around…..can I get a witness, AMEN!)

What don’t you understand about a Pastor being blameless?????? Your bible says he is to be blameless. Ok, lets just say you don’t know what that word means, today you’re going to find out, blameless means innocent of wrongdoing (Dictionary.com). That alone disqualifies most of these prosperity and word of faith preachers (as their sole purpose is to get your money and buy mansions, cars, go on big vacations, and leave you high and dry with words like “just speak the Word of Faith and watch God do it”). Yeah right!  Here are some other things your Pastor should be. Husband of one wife (yet your Pastor has divorced his wife and has moved on to women number 2 and 3), vigilant (Keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties), sober (yet your Pastor is a drunk and uses drugs), of good behaviour (yet your Pastor ends up in jail time and time again). Yet when a true Saint points out your erroneous beliefs and errors, you throw up scriptures like “touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm”. Do you even know what that means??????????? First, the word TOUCH literally means to physically touch someone and do physical harm. Here is a quote that I found while researching written by Let Us Reason Together Ministries.

“Since most of these so called anointed teachers that come under their follower’s protection teach the Word out of context, its not surprising that they would quote a verse of Scripture removed  from its correct meaning for their own self- protection. Those who shout don’t touch God’s anointed think they are doing God’s work, but they rarely ever look at the facts presented. They listen to their teachers and do not want to hear the other side of the story. They cut themselves off from hearing the truth. And some, even when they are shown false
teachings and prophecies do not care, but look to some personality who captured their loyalty.”

“First: we are not to judge a man and his eternal destiny which is left up to God, but if we see their teachings as destructive, the Bible tells us to judge, it is a command. So if you are telling people not to judge by repeating the Scripture “touch not my anointed” you are telling them to be disobedient to God’s command. That’s the clear and simple answer to this matter. So it has absolutely nothing to do with this cliché touch not my anointed. To hold to this shows ones immaturity in the Word.” (Let Us Reason Together Ministries, 2009)

Judge not lest ye be judged. What does that mean and why are people so set out of using it as soon as we point out actions that clearly go against scripture? Again folks, read your Word in its entirety so you can know the truth and the truth will MAKE you free.

 “This is the verse so many use to try to shame Christians for discerning poor behavior, ethics, morals, and values: the “judge not lest ye be judged”……..”This verse is not speaking to not judging at all — it is speaking to not judging unfairly or any other cheap and selfish way.”  (ChildCare Action Project (CAP) Ministry A Nonprofit Christian Ministry)

Here is the reason why we all are called to be “fruit inspectors”. The bible clearly says in Matthew 7:15 ““Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.” So, in other words, the only way we can know based off the Word that someone is a wolf in sheep’s clothing is to JUDGE THEM based off their fruit that they show. Hello somebody! So we ARE allowed to judge someone based off their fruit they bear (and not  off of their mere outward appearance). Yall better start being fruit inspectors otherwise your going to be sitting under a wolf in sheep’s clothing and before you know it, its gonna be too late.

Finally, the biggest cliché of them all. Ye without sin cast the first stone. Oh boy, here we go. Your being a “deep wonder” at the wrong time. Take the time to stop and read your Word with understanding.

Jesus was not arguing with the judgment. Nor was Jesus arguing the law nor the woman’s guilt. Jesus was arguing with our right to execute the woman. Once all the men had dropped their stones Jesus confronted the woman and asked her if any of the men were still there to condemn her. When she answered “No man, Lord”, Jesus told her that neither did He – He forgave her of her sin. He did not excuse the sin of adultery/prostitution, he forgave her of it. All behavior and thought that is sinful before forgiveness is still sinful after
forgiveness. Not only was Jesus not afraid to call a sin a sin, He was not
afraid to call a sinner a sinner. He even reminded her of the sin of
adultery/prostitution by telling her “Go and sin no more.” (ChildCare Action Project (CAP) Ministry A Nonprofit Christian Ministry)

As I close, I want us to make a conscious commitment to not be an illiterate Christian but instead, study God’s Word, meditate on it day and night, get the true revelation and not some manmade misquoted cliché. If you are able to read this post, you are also able to read the Bible and apply its truths with clear understanding. The bible says “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15″. Put this scripture into action today. Make it your business to no longer be bound to ungodly and erroneous clichés, but take the Word as it is without adding your own twist to it. It is my sole purpose and goal to expose False Prophets (not just in name but by their actions) and to point people toward The Truth. If the Bible says The Truth will make you free, that means if your not operating in The Truth, you MUST BE BOUND! If I were you, I’d choose freedom.

The examples I used today have nothing to do with Zachery Tims. As far as I am concerned, anything you read about him is accusations and nothing more. I did not know him personally and I feel really sorry for his 4 children now having to grow up without a father in their life. While we can’t pray for the dead, let us pray for the living, each person that is affected by Zachery Tims death.

On a final note, you are reading an Apostolic Oneness Pentecostal blog posting. If you don’t know who Jesus is, I invite you to stick around so we can show you the more excellent way. We believe in repentance of sin, water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the in filling of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:38). We belive there is ONE God (Deuteronomy 6:4), that God has a Name. We hold firm that Jesus is the Almighty God and no one else Isaiah 9:6-9, John 1:1, Matthew 1:23, Revelation 22:13). If today is your first time here, WELCOME and please come again, and again and watch God show you a more excellent way to serve Him.


Responses

  1. Amen, Amen, Amen! Thank you for coming forward so boldly and telling it like it is. If we as one God believers don’t stand up against sin that is happening right before our eyes, then we are failing God. Instead so many, Pastors included are falling short and do not stand up for Gods Word and truth. Instead they don’t want to step on people’s toes. They have soft soaped so many issues that we are seeing them slip away to another generation that do not stand up for Gods Word, Truth and holiness. We are losing people right and left because we are not becoming bold as lions. It’s all about love, love, love. Don’t take me wrong I believe in loving them in. But I also believe in standing firm our ground, dressing Holy and not being ashamed of who and what we stand for. I believe in reaching outside of church walls in every area of our lives and show people who our God really is. God is not going to let us down. It is us who lets God down. I was just going to say Amen and then I got going. Sorry…. 🙂

  2. Wow…solid teaching is SUCH a blessing. This is most excellent sir and I thank God for you!

    • Praise the Lord
      God is not the god to be played with he is calling for holiness i was sick to my stomach after reading some of the comments that people
      were saying about Pastor Zachary Tims as if everything was fine because he drew so many souls to christ. THIS IS SO SAD because
      he still preaching every sunday and still sining thats not godly like at all
      OUR SINS WILL BE EXPOSED and trust me there will be more pastors thats going to be exposed. Its sad 2c that peolple really think
      that they canlive anyway they want to and put shame on holiness what ever happen to old school holiness pastors really living for god baptizing in the name of jesus souls be filled with holy ghost and they
      are really concern about there members and not sleeping with women
      in the church. I will not sugar coat nothing this man couldnt keep his wife due to adultery and everything else im tired of these co called preachers pretending to be so save saintified filled with holy ghost and doing every thing under the sun. God is angry god and we dont want the wrath of god to come upon us if people sinning and asking for forgiveness at some point so bad will happen will u practice sins dont playing with god
      and live for him know one is perfect but we can strive to be untoward generation. Pastors this should be a well learn lesson for some of u out thats involved in something that is not HOLINESS God will shut it down at some point and everyone will not it.

  3. I agree with everything you said, but I must say that the belief of oneness pentecostals is also false. Speaking in tounges cannot be the evidence for being saved because the bible clearly teaches that all dont speak in tounges. Read 1 corinthians ch. 12-14. God bless and cont. to seek truth.

    • @ Mark

      Lets agree to disagree. I prefer to follow the scripture mandates than to take one scripture and base an opinion out of it.

      Tongues Always Acompanied Holy Ghost Inflilling
      Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Jewish Christian Conversion)

      And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. (Gentiles Conversion To Christianity)

      The scripture you used is for the “GIFT” of tongues. We know this to be a “GIFT” because of the following verse:
      1 Corinthians 12:1 1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

      Spiritual gifts can only be given to Holy Ghost filled believers. So we know that this has nothing to do with the initial evidence of the Holy Ghost (speaking with tongues). This has everything to do with already filled believers who are now being equipped with EXTRA capabilities that only the Holy Ghost gives to certain individuals.

      We all are eligible to receive the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues (prayer language, God speaking through the individual in a heavenly dialect). However, all of us will NOT receive the Gift Of Tongues (meaning I only speak english, I went to China, I spoke to a congregation to witness to them in China, and God supernaturaly allowed me to speak to a Chineese congregation in their native language, CHINEESE. I dont know Chineese, never learned it, but the “gift of tongues” allows me to do just that! (Just an example).

      Not up for a debate, just explaning it to you the way the BIBLE mentions it.

  4. Have to say Amen to the word of God. You are 100% on target. I am thankful my Pastor is well but notice a few unfavorable ones at times. I am sick with the pollution of the temple doing my part to stay on course. Thank you brother and God is moveing in a mighty way. BLESS YOU.


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