God's Crucible by Mark Bullen Living Faith Christian Fellowship, Brookfield MO - Book Review



There is much deception going on these days (as stated in Matthew 24 by our Lord and Savior) and because we love our neighbor, we speak out in truth.  We are very, very familiar with Living Faith Christian Fellowship in Brookfield Missouri, with 'bishop' Mark Bullen.  Mark has written a few books and although they have some truth, they contain much deception as well and we are here to warn the sheep that might wander into his group.  

This article is to review the book 'God's Crucible' written by Mark Q. Bullen and we want to show you the heretical lies that are written and sadly influencing people.  Yes we have reached out to Mark MANY times over the past MANY years and he was not very nice in response.  
See the testing here with over 20 some unbiblical issues about his ministry:
Although it is biblical to be part of Christ's body on earth, gathering with one another, Mark makes it out to be THE way to heaven, through a 'program' and that is a lie!!!  

Note: He is teaching a false gospel in this book! ( you must be in a local church for salvation....  )

Mark does teach much truth both in his book as well as across his website but he also teaches much heresy and in love, because we care about our neighbor, we have called him to repentance and also write this to warn others so they don't fall prey to the errors.

On page 6 of his book 'God's Crucible' he claims that the New Testament is Christ's program for our transformation



And also on page 7 



But God's WORD and the Holy Spirit conform us to the image of Christ.

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18


Page 12 he says this:


That is not true, the stars are NOT 'lone ruling bishops' as that was NOT the model for the NT bodies at that time. 
( see our testing link of Mark where we address the lone ruling bishop )

Page 15:



So Mark erroneously teaches that those who are not in a local body of believers does not qualify as being part of the bride.  So those in jail, those on their own cut off from other TRUE believers are not part of the bride, according to Mark? This is foolishness!!!

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12

Mark is a hypocrite as he once left his church due to sin and he wandered and roamed without a body for years still serving God; yet he condemns those who do that today!

(see our testing link on Mark where we expose this hypocrisy via his own testimony sermon)


Page 16:



Here Mark scares people into believing that you MUST be a part of a local church 'PROGRAM" and that you MUST seek to advance one and if you are not then you are not hungering after righteousness.  Who's righteousness is he referring to there? (He also claims there is sin in not assembling together he is referring to Hebrews 10:25 which he has used elswhere on his website to guilt people to 'going to church on Sunday'.  We have articles on that as well.
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/search/label/Not%20Forsake%20The%20Gathering%20Hebrews%2010%3A25

Page 19:



The local body of believers is a part of a Christians life (if the Lord has blessed someone with them) but not being a part of one does not disqualify one from following Christ Jesus if there are none around.

Page 22:

The Lord's day (Sunday) is a lie and Mark is in great error here.


Page 23:

He says that one of the purposes of gathering is to collect the tithe.  This is a lie.  See our article on that here: http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/02/tithing-is-it-for-today.html


Page 31:



Mark claims that baptism is your entrance into the body of Christ.  So if a person repents, is born again and the Holy Spirit is indwelling them, they will still die and go to hell until they are baptized 'into' a local body? And if excommunicated they lost their hope of salvation?  What happened to repentance? This is heresy!

( see our link where I expose this false teaching about Mark Bullen and excommunication )

Page 41:

Again Mark says excommunication means you lose your soul but he does not give scriptural reference to back it up.  



So if the 'assembly' and / or it's leaders are in unrepentant sin then the one fighting for truth is in fear of their salvation because the majority rule wins???

Page 45:


Mark shows that the Word of God and the Holy Spirit is not enough to guide one into holiness and obedience.  This is contrary to 1 John 2:27.  

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Page 47: 
He quotes Adam Clarke who is an 'open theist' which Mark leans toward as well.  This is an unbiblical view.

Then on page 92:

So Mark goes on to explain how people complain that when they come to them (Living Faith Christian Fellowship body) that everyone is nice and warm and loving but after a short time they move on from them to look for others to bring into the body.  So is that love shortlived?  Doesn't scripture tell us to love one another fervently? 1 Peter 4:8 or is that love only reserved for those they are trying to get into their body and then it is removed and placed on the next newcomer.  What about Acts 2 where they met DAILY?  Mark says they meet 2 times a week and the rest of the week you are on your own. What if some want to gather and go over scriptures, come together and one another each other in the Word, a brother has something he wants to bring to the body that he feels is urgently needed?  We have been told by Mark that is not acceptable, the 'bishop' must be ruling over all that. More lies!!!  

Throughout the rest of his book he makes many valid points about holiness, obedience to the scriptures, separation from the world which are all great points but then this entire book is about salvation through the 'program' that gets you to heaven. 

( see our testing link where Mark used the word PROGRAM over 50 times in a 1 hour sermon to program his pew sitters I guess?? ) 

So according to his book, a person cannot learn the scriptures and become an obedient follower of Christ and have the hope of eternal life unless they belong to a 'program' under a ruling bishop. And if a person doesn't have a biblical body by them, they must seek to find one and move there so they can be in the program. So according to Mark, believers should all flock together otherwise they are in sin and have no hope of salvation.  We see nothing wrong with either scenario, believers moving together if they feel called to or staying where they are so as to proclaim the gospel all over the world. 

Question: why didn't Mark just move to a existing church vs STARTING HIS OWN IN HIS HOUSE In MISSOURI????
More hypocrisy in him.... 

The transforming power of the gospel via Christ (https://www.dontperish.com/the-gospel.html)  is our hope of eternal life, not being in a 'program' as Mark says.

Beware folks, a false teacher knows how to preach much of the truth in order to hide the lies, gain control and damn souls with fair speech.  

If tyou read the large biblical testing we did of Mark you will see he believes HE built his church vs Christ and this is heretical, prideful and VERY dangerous!!! 

We have reached out to the Bullen group many times, have tried to get a correction to our biblical testing of him and have been rejected/ignored by Mark. Is that a Titus 1 elder at work?

We pray they repent and if so we are right there to help them.

God be praised!

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IF Verses That Refute Once Saved Always Saved

IF... only Calvinist / once saved always saved false teachers would look for the.... IF .... verses they would NOT be so deceived!!!! (Or are they deceivers??? )  

See the.... IF.... verses below that refute once saved always saved:

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved,.... if ......ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:1-2


Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness,... if ....thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. Romans 11:22

In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:......If........ ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard
Colossians 1:22-23

Brethren,..... if ......any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Luke 5:19-21

But..... if ....ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matt 6:15

And.... if .....any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Revelation 22:19

"If ......we deny him, he also will deny us"
2 Timothy 2:12

"Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If .....that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
1 John 2:24

But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we,..... if ....we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Hebrews 3:6

Do not be deceived!!!!
See once saved always saved refuted here:
https://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/…/once-saved…

See our bible resources below....

God be praised

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Our Policy of Audio Recording and Exposing False teachers


People have asked so I will clarify what we have always done as a ministry:
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1) We DO audio record all public witnessing experiences for safety and teaching purposes and many are placed on our website.

2) We do NOT use "full names" of people on the audios UNLESS they are public teachers who we are testing biblically.

3) We WILL only expose ministries / teachers / street preachers who are in heresy/false ways; not the average guy or lady on the street.

4) We do NOT place peoples phone numbers or addresses on our website UNLESS it is a combined part of their existing ministry website we have copied and pasted for teaching purposes.

5) If men have a public ministry teaching false ways, we do NOT have to contact them first to test them per Matt 18 as; it is already a PUBLIC sin issue.

I hope that clarifies it all?

If you have issues with any of these policies, contact me via email ( not mail ) and explain your stance and I will work with you to adjust it all for truth.....if possible? (truth comes first of course)

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Colin Croteau Sabbath Keeper Exposed

I will use the emails I received from this Windsor Ontario Canadian man Colin who teaches "Sabbath keeping for salvation" to refute him as a teaching moment for us all. ( Colin street preaches so I will use his full name ) 

https://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2018/08/colin-croteau-canadian-sabbath-keeping.html


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Witnessed at Zootown Church / 2018 Summer Mission Trip

Day 75



We went to Zootown Church in Missoula Mt to share the truth outside holding gospel signs and the fruit there was MOSTLY very sad/worldly, but a few potential sheep were reached! 

Read why they are unbiblical and hear actual public audios we made for teaching purposes...

https://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2016/10/zootown-church-missoula-exposed-by-gods.html

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10 Commandments Park Exposed / 2018 Summer Mission Trip

Day 73 



We visited the Ten Commandments Park in Columbia Falls Mt as we had heard about it and wanted to test the truth there as we are called to do in 1 thes 5:21. 

A man named Scott Troske was there and when I asked about the Sabbath and what they teach about it, he got very angry. He could not answer my questions biblically and told me he did not care that we are to test all things per the bible!! 1 Thes 5:21 ( he is above testing? ) 
He then went on to tell me I had a demon and rebuked my demon in me???? 

Nothing happened so either, he has NO POWER to rebuke demons or... I do not really have a demon at all. :)  
( the Pharisees told Jesus He has a demon too ) 

Scott said he can see and discern spirits! When I challenged where is that in the Word, he didnt know and he back peddled and just threw us out!!!

So they have HUGE billboards about the Sabbath but they cant talk about it and get angry if you do? 
Who has the demon spirit I wonder???? 

It was amazing ( we have video and audio to come ) and I learned he is a unbiblical AOG/ word of faith type into rebuking demons, binding demons in his revival tent there and his so called healing crusades. 

I expose it all and will be adding to these links below to warn others.....


https://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2018/08/10-commandments-park-columbia-falls.html

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Canadian Mormon Couple and Feminism / 2018 Summer Mission Trip

Day 71

We were at work online when a man pointed to my bible and said he liked the Word of God. It lead to a discussion and I preached the gospel to them. The lady was trying to led but I focused on the man to be biblical. Turns out, she was a Mormon and was getting him to convert to it. I lovingly informed him all about the cult of Mormonism, laying out the historical and biblical facts that show it is a occult religion made of man!
He thanked me and the lady was livid!!! We said we love you and will pray for you! 
She tore up our gospel card but he asked for another one.
Then after they left, he called me and started to say we should not be so hard on Mormons, they are people and I was wrong but he had NO scripture to back it up. Then she got on the phone and I had to hang up as I am not going to listen to a occult feminist Mormon lady.... rant at me.

There was something in the man that saw SOME truth till his wife got to him. We pray he goes deeper vs following a EVE type, right into sin as Adam did!

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