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Tactics of False Teachers (Part C)

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December 19, 2019 6:00 am

Tactics of False Teachers (Part C)

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Abiding in Christ makes the entire issue once saved always saved non-because I'm abiding in Christ. Some say what part of eternal security.

Do you not understand that you get when you will buy with Christ coming to Christ does not mean again that he strips us of free will. You want up and go you will all know you will.

My prisoner Love. This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick guest Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of second Peter, please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching today. Pastor Rick will continue teaching through second Peter chapter 2 and his message called tactics of false teachers. You have a shield trust the lawful lies. It's not faith, trust in lies so you go to church you there.

Expect to hear the good news about salvation that man is a sinner and God is a safe but you don't get to make it. Parts of it to get other stuff that defeat the very principles and truths of our word and source you say sounds good yeah or run it through the Scripture filter it through God's word. Tell me if it still sounds good. Now I know you all have relic. Not all of you would some of you have relatives that are caught up in various heresies false teachings. What you do about that.

Those couple things you do you study to show yourself approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of God and you wait that's what you do and in that way time could you wait for the Lord to open the door or not he can. The Lords prerogative is to open or close the door. You pray you never stop praying. This is how we do business in hell hates it, and is determined to get you do not believe what I just said study the word of God to be submitted to the Holy Spirit of God to pray and this is something that is not you know we settle for we don't settle for. This is what we do. This is what upsets hell.

This is what get souls into heaven. Otherwise, God never would have made these things so clear he read in your scripture in your New Testament that they couldn't find Jesus in the morning because he had gotten away from everybody and he was praying for hours. When you read that you tell me do you forget that.

Does that not stand out to you and you say I want some of that I don't have what it takes to do all of that but I want some of that God teaches and preaches to us in so many ways through his Scripture is an inexhaustible word American preacher in the same verse over and over again to say different things.

If spiritual so fill him well. Anyway, these converts are picked off because the Bible is just too much work to learn for themselves they are not very familiar with all of the Scripture. They just want the parts that tell them Jesus loves them and he's going to forgive sinners the doomed leading the doomed Matthews gospel chapter 3 John the Baptist preaching.

John says his winnowing fan is in his hand and he will thoroughly clean out his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Always ready to stand up and look John the Baptist in the eye and say liar hung on both words are true and the current is winnowing fan.

He's going to separate the wheat grain. The edible part from the husk, the chaff and he's going to put them in piles, and there will be a judgment. God's not playing around and you nice Scares me good should scare you little pit. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge get you concordance go through the book of Proverbs and just look up the fear of the Lord and see how many things we are told that up to our benefit concerning fearing our God not terrorized by him unless we can be walk that back a little bit. We don't live that way we walk with Jesus as the apostles walked with Jesus. They didn't get too close Google and look at what they were not panic stricken.

Walking with Christ. Peter was quick to say what you mean asking us who cuts to look at the crowds. It was honest because Christ was but going far deeper than what Peter understood Jesus said power went out from somebody was more than curious about me somebody was serious about me and I felt that touch and he still does it that way. Christ makes the distinction between the curious and the serious and it because you're serious now doesn't mean you'll be serious later but you should be. It's, it's, I think most are. I don't think there is a large number of apostates relative to the amount of people who come to Christ and never look back at the world.

I think there are far more people get saved and enter into heaven than those who confess Christ as Lord and Savior and then at some point become apostates. I think that number is relatively small, but it is still big enough to be serious enough to not overlook. I am not going to tell somebody know where you confess Christ you can go worship Buddha you'll be all right, that would be a lie from hell. So we moved to verse 20 now not all this going to have a nice day is 24.

If, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by love. Just reading that they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. You see it self-correcting.

If you say a lot of things I think that verse admit that they are in the process of escaping when they get. Will this verse is a word it that way at all. It comes right out and say says write out that they got out of the world they escaped it and then they are re-entangled in that life that did not recognize Jesus Christ as Lord because something is popular doesn't mean anything to me at all. I don't care how popular a teaching is or something is in Christianity. I don't care who says it. If I think it disagrees with the Bible.

I'm not going with that team and I would want the same from everybody else. I would welcome. I mean you couldn't get there with me because I'm always right. I know I say that a lot, because it's so absurd. It is so ridiculous that a human being of any type would think that they were flawless or beyond mistake or sinless in this life and so II like she said think is the funniest thing to be so proud to be humble, things like that to me just excite and I'd I'd I overdo it.

I know, but that's your fault for coming to just spin around make the other guy guilty and everybody has a nice day. Well, what we've come to in verse 20 is abiding in Christ that makes the entire question of once saved always makes it a tired thing nonissue to repeat that abiding in Christ makes the entire issue of once saved always saved a non-issue because I'm abiding in Christ. Some say what part of eternal security. Do you not understand that you get when you abide with Christ coming to Christ does not mean again that he strips us of free will. You want up and go you will all know you will. My prisoner, not that not God, not not love instead instead of stripping us of free will gives us the Holy Spirit. He gives it to put them in our hearts says arguing override that it's your choice. I highly recommend you don't I'm probably better all so it is somewhat embarrassing to see otherwise great Bible teachers try to make such verses that I've been reading from Thessalonians, and Peter will get when John a minute trying to make them not say what they say, so that the verse conforms to a man-made doctrine because that's what they have been trained to do says here in verse 20 they are again entangled in them and overcome same Greek word vanquished the latter end is worse for them than the beginning was the latter end the judgment and wrath of God, the great white throne condemnation from the throne of God. The operative word here is overcome is a great difference between being overtaken and overstepping yeah we trespass we overstep.

We sin, we fail God works with that is where under his Lordship, but the minute you just renounce his Lordship. Your vanquished your defeated and here is where I suppose I am supposed to submit and preshow doesn't mean what it dry just said means and I cannot and will not do such a thing because I don't find it in the Scripture. I find them a jar. A great amount of Scripture against such a teaching if you asked how come so many others fall for. There isn't. There is there are benefits from being academically trained and their great disadvantages to I'm going to quote next verse. Arnold gave a line who was a self-taught scholar and my point is learning is person I'm homeschooled I went to public school as a kid, but for the pastorate, I was homeschooled by my father in heaven. I'm a problem with that.

I don't have a problem saying I am a graduate of an attendee of the University of the Holy Spirit. I have a problem saying as Paul said to Timothy B. You know, AUG approved unto God, that's the school that all Christians should aspire to graduate and then go on to graduate school, which ends in heaven.

Then we are a whole another level by we need universities. I mean look at the doctors and healthcare you get.

There is many professions and skills you have to have the resources the materials the people to help you. But the Scripture to know the Scripture, it is you can put in a box. How did the apostles learned being with Christ with and how those after them, learn from their writings from the Holy Spirit in them so I don't lockstep with the intelligentsia of Christianity unless I agree with but if I disagree with them. I plan to always then disagree with. Makes process to me.

Well, verse 21, and I hope this doesn't sound original care because I mean, I disagree. It's okay this once. This doesn't mean they're going to hell. This doesn't mean that there monsters or anything like that just means we disagree on this teaching and and that's really the end of it for me for them is not for them is anathema old brother you're coming against. John Calvin is anyway.

Verse 21 for it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, then having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. This is all very clear to me, these people had received the gospel and then they have turned from the ones that Peter has in mind his Arnold gave a lien who was born in 1861, died in 1945 born during the time about time the Civil War died of the end of World War II, and he was German born in Germany taught himself Hebrew spoke Hebrew so well get a great outreach in New York City to the Jewish community and he spoke Hebrew so well at one point he's giving the teachings he said he would say come in here about the promises to David and and he would preach the gospel there and heaved spoken so well that the Jews at that time were flooding into this country because of the polo grounds that Were Taking Pl. in Europe and so they would will coming to America. In fact, if you watch fiddler on the roof. You know it ends with them leaving Russia and two of the characters.

One thing I'm going to Chicago. The other one thing I'm going to New York and that is historically accurate that that setting anyway.

Gave Elaine this Rabbi Jewish rabbi stands up and says you're a liar you're not a Gentile is Hebrew was so good it was being attacking him.

He was actually complementing.

It was so impressed by his Hebrew that that rabbi was, and you can't be a Gentile and that just gives you little light on the on the that the intelligence of gave Elaine for you pastors, you would not do harm. Having Gabriel lien in your library but you do have to watch in certain areas. If you need me to correct him. He just come see me. I just love doing stuff like that. But anyhow, I want to quote Gabriel lien in the context of verse 21 recess where it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. Gabriel lien not about this verse says elsewhere in his life so appropriate since friends if you came here today unsaved and you walk out of here unsaved. I am the worst enemy that you have ever had because you've heard the gospel and you can never go into the presence of God and tell him that you have never heard the gospel. You have heard and it will be worse for you.

When God pronounces judgment then for any heathen in the darkest part of the earth today, very, very accurate, based on such verses as this is if you heard the gospel and you rejected it. You are worse off than some haven sacrificing to stones and bricks and whatever else who's never heard the gospel this very serious stuff we we Christians handle so you have go back to the Old Testament and there. The priest handling the incense, the lights, the oil for the lampstand all of the articles very holy stuff so holy that when they were to travel with the portable tabernacle in the wilderness, they they would wrap up they would hide the lampstand.

For example, so nobody could see it only doubles for the pre-eyes of the priest and we Christians, the articles we handle are just as holy. It has everything to do with God's commandment with his desire to shine the light to preach the truth to lost souls.

Is there born again Christian.

Here, that is comfortable, not caring for lost souls is to just one of you here because if you say you're born again and you really don't care about lost souls. I question your salvation. I don't know if that's real. I don't know how that could be I I'm not saying you're damned and going to hell I'm saying I don't know how you going to heaven. How how can someone have the Holy Spirit is hard who's left us on this planet to struggle and suffer and fight and scratch for every inch of righteousness for the purpose of leading other souls that have and that's why you left us here so we handle these holy articles because we are a royal priesthood, I believe my New Testament tells me that I am supposed to be concern as much as I can with keeping people out to hell and I do that number ways. He says here in verse 21, than having known it, to turn from the come holy commandment delivered to them. Jesus said if you abide if you remain with me. Second John, because the truth which abides in us will be with us forever if it abides. It is forever. First John 15 John's Gospel 1516.

If anyone does not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned. That's what John the Baptist warned about that settles it. For me, but what about first John 219 they went out from us, but they were not of us were if they had been of us, they would have continued with us, but they went out they might be made manifest that none of them were with us at some point they departed because John does not use this heaved this Greek word never.

He does not say they were never with us.

That's a great different Greek word that he would abuse here. He says they're not with us. Presently, at that at some point they departed, or else they would've stayed and while in preparing them sing what how hard do I run with this and the answer is very simple for the Lord's heart is the Scripture allows you to run with and that's what I have been doing so become the first John right I just read from first John 219 where he said they were never others but just six verses down verse 24 he says this therefore let that abide in you, which you heard from the beginning.

If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the sun and in the father so we talk about walking with Jesus.

That's what those word, that word means we walk with Christ.

One of the question were almost done. Is it alarming to you. All of the cross-references of Scripture. I think those Christians full of the Holy Spirit. Enjoy cross-references. I bill that offers not because I put them in messages.

I'm permitted to give. But when I sat in the pew or I go to a pastors conference and hear other pastors preach. I love the cross-references I love when they quote other scriptures. I enjoy being reminded and stirred it doesn't mean I think that the speaker should have the same interpretation and application of every single verse that I have I but I often benefit from new insight so much nowadays because I'm I'm just to listen to them but anyway verse 22 but it has happened to them according to the true proverb, a dog returns to his own vomit and a sow, having washed through her wallowing in the mire. This is not friendly speech.

This is not seeker friendly.

This is hard-hitting stuff is choosing not Proverbs 26 using a Gentile proverb because it's right it's as appropriate.

Proverbs 26 is a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly this here includes the swine and you think I'm harsh. What about verse 22 Peter saying this congregation below the audience.

If you turn on Christ you eat your own vomit. If you turn on Christ you like a pig going into the slop that is harsh, not with us the stakes. No, not at all.

Not one hell is involved. This is repulsive behavior metaphorically applied to human beings that they should not consume what has already been rejected so the apostate. He rejects the world when it comes to Christ and then he gobbles it back up when he falls away from Christ. That's the picture Christ said customer profile swine was a trap you underfoot hugs nature can't help themselves. Was fine for hogs is not fine for people apostates are under the influence of an animal's nature, not the nature of Christ Jesus the Christ. Like nature so the angle of the swine snack naturally bent downwards, which is good for hog.

The sow that allows them to do what they do as a pig in the swine family allows them to do what they do in life to eat to survive to be fixed on earthly things on this world you catch the metaphor we are not supposed to be fixed on earthly things.

It is difficult for a swine to look at the stars.

They can do it, but it takes a lot and you won't see them strutting around very long.

Looking up at the sky because again there bent is downward lesson will be getting that were not fixed on this world were fixed on the heavens. As Paul said in Colossians 3.

Set your mind on things above the very thing the hog in illustration cannot do one last note is not enough to be a non-atheists. Satan is a non-atheists so boasting all I believe in God really doesn't get you anywhere which God is it whose terms is it you must be born again, and you must bear fruit. John three John 15 you must bear fruit. Praying for others is fruit. Incidentally, I don't mean I pray every and all Easter and Merry Christmas. That's insulting. None of us asked to be born, only one has ever asked to come to this world, this cursed world, and that is of course Jesus Christ, he chose to be born, but we can choose to be born again, God is made available. So if you're fretting I never succumb to the world. Only then did your parents but you have something to do with going out of. You could have a say so in that. That's all we have time for. On today's edition of cross reference radio you've been listening to Pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville in Virginia teaches through the book of second Peter if you'd like to listen to more messages from this series or if you'd like more information about this program please visit our website cross reference radio.com also encourage you to subscribe to our podcast so you'll never have to miss a program. Just search for cross reference radio in iTunes Google play music or your favorite podcast would great way to keep God's word with you wherever you go. We hope you will tune in again next time.

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