Daily Devotional, Year 2 – FEBRUARY 1 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 2 Vain Dogmatism!)

By admin On November 29th, 2014

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Daily Devotional – FEBRUARY 1

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Come Out of Her, My People! Part 2 Vain Dogmatism!

To read Part 1, click here… “Come Out of Her My People! Part 1”

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In Part 1, the case was presented that the fallen churches are the Mystery Babylon, which God’s Elect must come out of, in these last moments of time!

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And it was briefly discussed the current attitude, concerning the “Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory”, which is becoming so ingrained in evangelical thinking, that quite often, those who dare question it are looked upon as a heretic! And this idea of two separate comings of Jesus, once prior to the great Time of Trouble, and once after that Time of Trouble, is a wildly popular idea in evangelical circles today!

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And the Scofield Bible highly popularized this theologian-coined name, “The Rapture”, to describe Jesus’ first return, just prior to the Time of Jacob’s Trouble.

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Scofield Bible – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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VAIN DOGMATISM

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There is one very popular radio preacher, Vernon McGee, who seemed like a sincere Bible teacher. And yet this man was so locked into his Pre-Tribulation Rapture dogma, that he often spoke in a scornful tone whenever referring to those who do not agree with his almost bigoted views on eschatology!

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But to this sincere, but erring man’s credit, he did finally admit his own dogmatism (during his study on Daniel, Chapter 12), saying that there may be things revealed in the last days which he did not currently understand!

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Now, that was a very true statement! And praise the Lord that he had enough humility to finally admit that he could be wrong! Nevertheless, he still had the tendency to speak in a belittling tone when referring to those who disagreed with him! And he continued to teach in a dogmatic manner, which greatly obscures his tiny confession of fallibility. (And truth-be-told, he never came out of this “Pre-Tribulation” error, even though he did finally renounce his “Old-Earth Creation” error!} 

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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HOUR IS COMING WHEN ALL WILL RISE

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And one of McGee’s many Bible prophecy errors was right there in that very Daniel 12 study, on that very same day!

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And so, let’s look for a moment at this glaring error!

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When speaking of Daniel 12, he said that the first resurrection of those who “sleep in the dust of the earth”, during the so-called Pre-Tribulation Rapture was only for New Testament Believers, and not for Old Testament Jews. “The Old Testament Jews”, He confidently stated, “will be resurrected during Christ’s third Coming on the Last Day!”

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The problem with his thinking is, that this sincere Bible teacher did not take into consideration the Gospel of John, in which Jesus plainly said… “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” John 5:28, 29

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Notice this above passage clearly states that, “the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice…”         

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BOTH JEWS AND GENTILES RESURRECTED

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“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teachings_of_Jesus_38_of_40._the_rapture._one_in_the_field._Jan_Luyken_etching._Bowyer_Bible.gifall hear His voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” John 5:28, 29

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This statement by Jesus completely disagrees with the radio Bible teacher’s dogmatic views concerning two resurrections: one for the Old Testament Jews, and one for the New Testament Believers!

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Oh yes, this passage does speak of two resurrections: one for the saved, and one for the lost! But never does the Bible speak of one resurrection for Old Testament Jews and another for New Testament Believers!

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Rapture by Jan Luyken – Wikipedia – Public domain

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DOGMATISM: A DEFENSE MECHANISM

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And because this man’s Bible study is so popular, his dogmatic eschatology has been adopted by a large portion of the church-world.Beware of dogma - Wikimedia - Public Domain

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Now it seems that whenever we Bible teachers sense that our teachings are built on a shaky foundation, we begin to scorn anyone who disagrees with us! We even tend to threaten those who reject our teachings! We instinctively know that our doctrine is built on a weak foundation!

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Yes, this popular radio teacher had no business getting so hard-headed about this theory for which theologians have coined the name, “Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory”. Especially considering such passages as John 5:28… “for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, And shall come forth”.

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The cardinal rule here should be, that whenever one’s theory has such “loose ends” as John 5:28 poses, there is absolutely no reason to be dogmatic! And yet, such dogmatism seems to thrive in the Christian world today!

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Beware of dogma – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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NOBLE BEREANS? NOT VERY!

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And that dogmatism presents a big problem! Because whenever a church becomes dogmatic about their cherished traditions and long-held church-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpgdoctrines, then by their own stubbornness, they can no longer enjoy the presence of God’s Spirit!

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There are many groups today who like to think of themselves as “noble Bereans”. That is, concerning the church in Berea, it is written… “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

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Yes, Paul was bringing some brand-new truths to these churches! And unlike other cities, those noble Bereans were willing to study the Bible with an open mind and an eagerness to be corrected in their understanding of the Bible!

 

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – public domain

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“STUBBORNESS IS AS INIQUITY & IDOLATRY”

 

1st Samuel 15:23

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But that is hardly what we see today! Rather, today’s various television and radio Bible teachers, for the most part, cling tenaciously to their so-called orthodox church doctrines, and often put down those who hold to a different understanding!

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And when a church or a denomination becomes so stubborn, that they are no longer willing to re-examine their long-held cherished doctrines, the Lord can no longer work there!

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HABAKKUK NOW SPEAKShttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Tissot_Habakkuk.jpg

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And in light of these glaring inconsistencies (and the many other erroneous doctrines), and the vain dogmatism and stubbornness which accompanies those inconsistencies, the Lord is now doing what He long ago promised to do! He is now calling His people to, “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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The many gross errors and the growing disarray in the evangelical world has created such a City of Confusion, that the Prophet, Habakkuk’s voice is now trumpeting the clarion call… “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:2, 3

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Habakkuk by James Tissot – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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EXODUS FROM SPIRITUAL BABYLON

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpgAnd so, in light of this hopeless situation in the churches, an orderly and calm and quiet exodus should be made out of the various organizations which comprise spiritual Babylon!

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And don’t think for a moment that God cannot supply for His people, the water of life in those spiritual hills and mountains!

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Listen… “And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of (living) waters in the day of the great (spiritual) slaughter, when the towers (churches) fall.” Isaiah 30:25 (parenthesis comments by this Editor)

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God can certainly, “furnish a table in the wilderness.” (Psalm 78:19). And those who decide to take their stand with God’s faithful remnant will be delighted when they discover the rich spiritual bread and water which God will abundantly supply to His people on, “upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill!”

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To read Part 3, click here… MARCH 13 (Come Out of Her, My People, Part 3: Heart Renewal)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Keep me from becoming dogmatic. Give me a meekness which cause me to be willing to re-examine the things that I believe, in the light of Thy Word of truth…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… ” June 24th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)”, or you can also read… “April 2nd (Add Thou Not!)” 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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orion good shepherd

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’, and ‘Orion the Archer’, and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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So read on and discover “things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matt. 13:35

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW…

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