Salvation Strait & Narrow by Mark Bullen Book Review Exposed


Disclaimer: 
We at dontperish.com are biblical New Testament followers of Christ who have left the denominational man made religious world, we reject the ways of the culture like TV, sports, entertainment, our ladies head cover / dress (in loose, plain dresses) according to the Word of God, we reject all pagan ways like Christmas and Easter and we cling to ONLY the biblical church ways that Jesus ordained through Paul and the other apostles. We believe and will practice only holy, orderly controlled OPEN gatherings (mostly in homes or out doors) where all born again obedient men can bring what God gives them to share. No ONE man is in control but multiple men shall over see (elders) not lord over others. My wife and I mostly travel to preach the Word and we reside both in central Wisconsin and central Missouri, spreading the Lord's truth.





We have tested the religious group / cult of Living Faith Christian Fellowship in Brookfield Missouri and have exposed their MANY unbiblical, sinful ways and here is one of their unbiblical (sinful) books which we will expose also.  We do this in love to warn those who might fall prey to the false teachings of this religious body and to help them avoid the trap that will lead them to eternal damnation.

We would suggest you read up on Mark Bullen and understand that the church system he has is the same as his ex independent baptist system only Mark has sanitized some of the worldly sins from his body.  It's the same man made religious system that is not of God only a different flavor of it to tickle more conservative itchy ears.  Mark calls his church system a 'program' as you will see later.

Men like mark believe the Sunday church body is the path to salvation but Christ is that path. John 14;6

This article shows you how he has it all twisted with his contract you must sign.... and I use many scriptures:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2018/10/church-covenants-are-not-biblical.html

At the bottom of this testing you will see the link that exposes ALL of Mark Bullens heretical teachings including the issue of 'program'.


In this heretical book Mark writes his own parable of the kingdom using an analogy of a king (who would be likened to God) and the people in his kingdom.  In this book he creates his own parable about a king who had a people that listened to an enemy and they then turned on the king.  The king sets up a program for people to go through in order to come back into the kingdom and in order to do that one must go through a clinic.  These clinics have leaders that rule over the people and teach them how to earn their way back into the kingdom because the king cannot see their hearts and motive, he can only see their actions.  This parable is heresy because it references that God (the king) had to set up churches (clinics) that have clinic leaders ( bishops or pastors) to teach the people how to earn their way to heaven through their good works because God can only see their actions and they have to prove to Him through their deeds.  This is heresy!  (Yes it may seem confusing and it is.  Rewriting parables to fit his program, Mark is causing much confusion and heresy.  God is not the author of confusion!  1 Corinthians 14:33)

In Chapter 2 he begins his parable and right away teaches falsely on page 13




Notice in the above quote from his book, the word 'program'.  Mark is fond of using this word to 'program' his people into being in the 'program' he designed.  We have listened to many of his teachings and in just one 57 minute sermon he used the word program 53 times.  

Again we see him working up his program idea on page 14.  



Continuing on page 14 he says the king set up clinics...



The clinics Mark is referring to would be the unbiblical  'church' system that Mark propagates.

Apostle Paul said this:
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2 Cor 11:3

Mark has made salvation in Christ complicated....

He continues on page 14 setting up a picture that people could choose to enter into a program (church) after they renouced their former allegiance to the enemy (sin)  and that they wanted to be trained in the principles (God's Word)  of the government. They were then given a badge (not sure what Mark means about the badge?) and if they continued they would be restored to the kings (God's) domain (heaven).




Based on this parable we see nothing indicating any reference to the people having a new heart and new mind (being born again) nor receiving the Holy Spirit.  It simply states they could choose to enter into the program and someone gives them a badge....what is the badge according to Mark?

Now on page 16 we see Marks open theism ways.
Open theism is a complicated issue with a few different meanings, all heretical, but basically it means that God does not necessarily know what man will do.  Meaning; God does not really know the beginning to the end and in Marks parable man has to 'prove' to God (the king) what his intentions are because God (the king) needs to be convinced through actions because God (the king) does not really know what man will choose to do.  This is heresy.  


Again we will attempt to explain this confusing matter: The clinic officers are (bishops or pastors) and they had to remind the people to convince the king (God) of their sincerity.  This clearly shows that Mark believes that God does not already know what people do although he is the Alpha and Omega, the begining and the end.  Revelation 22:13 Yes, true believers are to have fruit which will be shown in their actions but this fruit is not to convince God of our sincerity, it is a 'result' of being born again which Mark did not include in his parable.  He said they are just given a badge whatever that means.

Now to add more confusion into the mix we see on pages 16 and 17 what Mark says about the badge...




What does that mean?  'The badge was originally meant to be a token of acceptance into the covenant rehabilitation program'...?  What does that make the badge?  We know the Holy Spirit is not a token of acceptance into a program!

It is the sign of a NEW heart / creation. See 2 Cor 5:17

Now here on page 17 Mark talks about the King's clinic (church) and then false clinics (churches).



What Mark is saying is that there are churches out there that some are of God and some are of the enemy satan.  We will tell you according to God's Word that Mark is wrong.  The ritual religious Sunday system that we see all over today is not of God but of man which means of the enemy satan.  The true New Testament Body of Christ does not look like, nor resemble man made religion of today but Mark would lead you to believe that if you join his clinic (church) that you are in the correct program and if you submit to the clinic leader (Mark the bishop) and work really hard to convince the king (God) then you might graduate (get into heaven).  

Page 19 shows Mark's open theism belief again.




Yes, God's Word says in James faith without works is dead and works are a result of our faith and it also says we will be judged by our deeds but Mark's question "How would the king know they were genuine and sincere?"  He didn't say that God is all knowing, he said God would know by our works.  

Moving on to page 20 



Mark shows that God needs to see works in order to know if a person has repented.  He shows that there is a prescribed initiation (baptism).  So if we look at the definition of initiation

"The action of admitting someone into a secret or obscure society or group, typically with a ritual"

Mark is saying that through baptism a person can become a member of the clinic (church).  Do you realize what that means?  This whole writing borders on pelagianism.  Pelagianism bascially means that man is able to choose good and evil without devine aid, that works are evidence of this and it becomes a work based system. 

This makes sense as heretic Charles Finney taught this and Mark calls him the GREATEST evangelist ever!

See Finney exposed here:
http://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2017/12/charles-finny-and-his-heresy.html

This is all very confusing and contrary to the biblical gospel we see in scripture from the teachings of Apostle Paul.

Page 27 Mark shows more heresy...





So, the God of the universe who knows all, has no clue what man will do?  This is blasphemous.

Page 28 Mark takes credit in the sanctification of the people who go to his 'church' clinic. This is heresy.



By his writing it seems clear ... Mark is void of God's spirit himself. Jesus said we will know them by their fruit ( Matt 7 ) and his is corrupt and Ind Baptist like!

Page 29 Mark admits the clinic (his church) is for brainwashing people with the clinic leaders administering the spirit and mind of God.  




Mark believes that you must be in one of the clinic programs or you will not find eternal life.  This elevates his position as self declared bishop and keeps those under him in bondage.  This also makes 1 John 2:27 a lie.

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.

Mark ends this parable and goes on to another parable with the same layout as the first.

The entire book is to scare people into thinking that they must be baptized into a local church body and be under the rule of a lone ruling bishop and that he plays a part in their salvation and that they must be in that church body or they will not make it into heaven. That is a heretical view NOT found in the Word of God. Christ is our salvation not any man! / Heb 7;25 

Mark has written another heretical book called 'God's Crucible'  and we've done the testing here:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2018/08/gods-crucible-by-mark-bullen-living.html

It has the same brainwashing situation as this book that we are reviewing here.

Mark tells people if you leave his body, you have lost your hope of salvation.

Beware folks, this man is a power hungry, controlling self proclaimed bishop that is tearing apart people's lives.  At the time of this writing the Bullen cult group is in the middle of taking the wife of a man who has seen through the lies and they are brainwashing her against her husband who is in God's Word trying to expose them.  Their marriage is being torn apart by this cult and they are not the only ones who have suffered at the hands of this man and his group.

Here is the link to the testing and updates.  It is a long detailed writing and provides a wealth if information and warnings for those who are truly seeking truth and we hope that it helps people avoid falling into the cult trap that the Bullens have set up.  We have had conversations with people who have left and been set free from that cult.  God be praised we hope to help more.

Read the testing here:

https://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2017/07/living-faith-christian-fellowship.html

Let us know if we can help you.

God be praised!

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Church covenants are NOT biblical

Recently a group we have suspected of being cultish for years went full blown cult like by using a power play and handing out and asking each person in the pews to sign this contract to attend there. 

( Living Faith Christian Felllowship in Brookfield, Mo / Mark Bullen is this body. You can read all about that false body at the link at the end of this article )

Apostle Paul told us to "keep the traditions he handed down" in 2 thess 2:15.

The idea of a local church covenant document is NO WHERE to be found in God's Word so it is a man made invention. I cannot even share any scripture with you regarding using them as it does NOT exist in Christ's first century body, period!

"Church covenants change a persons allegiance from God to man"

You see it is safe to pledge your allegiance to God as His Word NEVER changes. But man and his corrupt religious systems are always changing. Only a fool would give his allegiance to men over God!

Most often these covenants are about pledging your allegiance to the leaders, their rules and the vision of the body but again, that is NOT found anywhere in the Word or early NT body. It is really a power play to get you to give them more authority over you, intimidate you in a lording over fashion and it is sinful. They are to lead by examples, not by seeking power of a contract!!!

Jesus said this about lording over:


 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
Matthew 20 

Jesus also said to not swear a oath


But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Matthew 5


Moving on; I can tell you that by understanding a covenant and who it is through we can see the twisted / wrong idea of using them in a NT body and then reject it per God's Word. 

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First, a covenant is an agreement between two or more parties

The Greek word is diathÄ“kÄ“ as used in Matt 26 

It means ( testament or covenant)  a agreement, compact or contract between parties

Jesus gave us a NEW covenant in Matthew 26:28
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

 We have examples in the bible of various covenants:

God with Noah Gen 9:11
God with Abraham Gen 17:2-4
God with Israel Exodus 20 and 34 ( the old covenant )
God with David Psalm 8:3-4
and
Jeremiah 31 and the NEW covenant to come via Christ

Scripture also teaches we are His branches John 15, His living stones 1 Peter 2 and His sheep/ He is our shepherd John 10.

While the NT body indeed plays a role in all of this, as a result it is to and through God/Christ we gain this covenant/hope of eternal life to come, NOT through the NT body.

What you see in all of these is the covenant is ALWAYS between God and man; NOT ever "man to man" as it is in a local church covenant agreement. 

This is important......... so take note here! 

Our NEW covenant with God came by God / Christ to man. It did not come to man... through a man or pastor / bishop.

Another way to understand this is to see how twisted modern pastors and so called bishops have this today. They have it completely backwards.

God did it this way in scripture:
God gave man a NEW covenant by which we then can gather together as His body. Our covenant is to God first then we have fellowship in a NT body due to that covenant.

Modern pastors/bishops are trying to do it this way in churches:
Bishops give a covenant agreement to man, they say so you can be united with God through the fellowship. They want you to have a covenant with man ( them ) to please and then reach God. 

Like satan, they have added to and twisted God's truth for their ill gain! ( satan quoted God's Word in Genesis 3 and on the mountain temptation to Christ ) 

Yes, the body I spoke of ( Living Faith Christian Fellowship Brookfield, Mo / mark Bullen ) actually teaches you have to be in a local body united/obeying a lone ruling bishop to even have salvation and it is plain heresy!! 

It is TOTALLY backwards from God's plan, scripture and the NT examples we see so please reject it out right!! Only deceived, un-discerning and delusional men, would sign such a agreement. 

Note: I even have reports that the bishop I spoke of is having "minor children" sign the document thus stepping between dad and his children........ which is VERY sinful!

Another point to note is that we ALREADY have all the NEW covenant instructions we need with each other in the pages of the NT word. We are told to one another each other over 50 times in the NT word. See this article on that:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/01/one-anothering.html


In truth, these man made covenants are corrupt documents that leave God's design for His body and install perverted man made added ways that Jesus said....... make void your worship of God. 
Mark 7:6-9 

 Our covenant is with and to God via Christ, then we can have fellowship in the true NT body. 

Do not be deceived by power hungry men who desire to lord over and control people when we are to be lead by the spirit ( Romans 8:1 ) and live under the NEW covenant in freedom with God. Not freedom to be lawless, no.... but freedom from mans twisted rules and ways to follow Christ in holiness, spirit and truth via John 4:24

We have the GREATEST covenant ever. As Hebrews says a NEW and better covenant singed with Christ's blood!!!!

Do NOT EVER sign a church covenant contract and then I advise you to test your body to see if they are biblical and you will be surprised at what you will find?? 
See a biblical 10 point test here to help you:
https://www.dontperish.com/10-point-biblical-test.html


See a sad example of that corrupt church with their contract here ( that drove families out of this body.... ) 


Let us know how we can help you?

God be praised!

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Apprehending Truth Publisher / Jeffrey Wallace Exposed / 2018 Summer Mission trip

Day 76 




Disclaimer: 
We at dontperish.com are biblical New Testament followers of Christ who have left the denominational man made religious world, we reject the ways of the culture like TV, sports, entertainment, our ladies head cover / dress (in loose, plain dresses) according to the Word of God, we reject all pagan ways like Christmas and Easter and we cling to ONLY the biblical church ways that Jesus ordained through Paul and the other apostles. We believe and will practice only holy, orderly controlled OPEN gatherings (mostly in homes or out doors) where all born again obedient men can bring what God gives them to share. No ONE man is in control but multiple men shall over see (elders) not lord over others. My wife and I mostly travel to preach the Word and we reside both in central Wisconsin and central Missouri, spreading the Lord's truth all over the country.



We have a small business to support ourselves and ministry and we will NOT sell any of God's truth! 

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I had some FB contact with this man who lied about my testing of his religious body and ignored the bible truth there that exposes them.  See Jeffrey Wallace of Living Faith Christian Fellowship and Apprehending Truth Publishing Tested to Gods' Word:

https://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2018/08/apprehending-truth-publishers-jeffrey.html


We pray he repents and if so, we are right there to help them all.

God be praised!

www.dontperish.com

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edwardpf123 Exposed

Here is a testing of this youtube false teacher called edwardpf123 so the facts can be made clear! ( he has commented about dontperish so I am answering his ill ways biblically ) 


https://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2018/10/edwardpf123-exposed.html

God be praised

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Losing a Brother to a Rebellious Woman


I do this article with a VERY sad heart!

Recently a man contacted me after a woman he is involved with ( she may or may not be his wife... it is very complicated! ) found our website and sent him to talk to us. We had been in contact about various biblical issues mostly remarriage and associating with false teachers/heretical groups. I gave him counsel from the Holy scriptures, he had our website full of truth he needed and he said he could not find fault in what I had said to him or what I teach.
I have a real love godly for this man and I poured myself into him in a short time to get him to see that:

1) this much younger lady is using him and is NOT biblical ( she defamed a brother by saying he has demons with no evidence of any sin/error in him and she spit on Christ cross by saying the ransom theory... that satan was paid off by Jesus blood/death.... is not important )
and
2 ) she has him traveling / going to unbiblical bodies for counsel that I proved to him in my biblical testings they were full of sin all to find fellowship for herself / children.
I was patient and long suffering and I walked many miles spiritually with him but after I saw him time and time again ignore then trample the truth of God to cater to a rebellious woman ( she will not submit to him biblically ) .... I had to finally say I must redeem the time and not cast anymore pearls of truth his way .... and I left him to go do whatever he chooses for his future.
A man who claims God following a woman into sin who craves power and her own rebellious way over Gods.... is like idolatry and witchcraft!!!! 1 Sam 15:23
It is WICKED.....
If he repents and chooses truth and obedience we are there for him in a heart beat. But if he stays on this path of compromise and being led by a unbiblical woman, I cannot walk with him any longer as his end will not be good and godly. Romans 16:17 / 2 Thess 3
I say all of this to be a teaching point and to remind us men of God....
We are not to cater to sin or allow it in us or those we are united to. We are to call it out, give help to leave it, teach them the Word and then after a time of patience, if they still choose sin, we must separate from them to obey God first. Acts 5:29
This is the biblical way we keep our walks / homes pure and we keep the leaven of lukewarm sinful claimed believers out of our close fellowship as a warning to them and others.
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
1 Tim 5:20
See this article on biblical separation as a help to you and it shows this truth in God's Word
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/…/separation-…
Many people today dont do biblical discipline and ignore it to lift up having fellowship over keeping and holding to all of Gods Word in holiness and truth. We are NOT like that at dontperish.com as we know... NOWHERE does the Word teach that at all! We are to cling to the Word and only those who obey it! Heb 5:9
We do pray he makes up his mind to obey the truth and that we have fellowship together again one day.

See our biblical resources below .....  especially the gospel to eternal life!


God be praised

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Peace Symbol / Broken Cross Exposed



There are many symbols in this culture that are NOT of God yet embraced by many, including claimed believers! This symbol is worn for fashion and many dabble in things they have never even tested to see what they are about.
The peace symbol / broken cross is one such symbol that is quite popular today but; has a very dubious past.

*occultists revere this symbol
*it has Hindu / occult meanings
*it also represents a upside down broken cross as hatred for Christianity
*it means death of man


See Phil 4:8
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things".
Why would any Christian want anything to do with such a demonic symbol???

Test all things... 1 thes 5:21 lest you will be deceived!!

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