Memorial Day ....For the Christ Follower or Not?

Every spring Memorial day roles around and the American culture stirs up into many different things regarding this holiday. Patriotism soars, American flags are raised and all kinds of celebrations and memorials are planned for just to mark the day.

This American holiday has its roots in the late 1800's and it is the memorial to the many soldiers who have lost their lives in battles all over the world while fighting in the US military.

At dontperish.com we are not concerned about what the world does on this day, the world is just that; the world! But we are called to discern what is good and pure / Phil 4:8 for His set apart ( holy ) people so the question is this:

Is this a holiday the follower of Christ should partake of?

Note: This article will not take on the debate of pacifism vs war making as that is not my intent here and now.

My bible tells me to be thankful in all things and I am thankful.

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Eph 5:20

For the record:
Am I thankful to live in freedom and do I know some died in defense of that freedom. Yes indeed!
But with Christ as my Lord, His Word, spirit and truth as my guide foremost in my life; how do I react to those facts for His glory and live in a culture that embraces....... Memorial Day?


For this article I would like to look at some facts about Memorial Day so we can test it in the light of God's truth. Since Jesus is the truth ( John 14:6 ) we are called to walk in it for His glory if we claim Him, amen? Let us not be swept up in man made ways and error fueled by patriotism or the crowds around us.  ( see Col 2:8 )

Facts:

*God never ordained this Memorial Day for His people

*Jesus nor the early first body that Christ ordained did not lift up this holiday or any war activities

*It is a invention of the secular government then adopted by man made denominational religion

*It lifts up the war dead as heroes / heavenly

*It lifts up patriotism / obedience to a nation to dangerous heights

Considering those facts that no one can dispute; you must decide for yourself if you will actively partake in Memorial Day as a follower of Christ?

( for the record; we do not celebrate it )

It is common today that many religious folks will quote this scripture to infer a deep meaning to the soldiers killed in battle and mix scripture into this holiday of man:

John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

While it is noble to die for another; is this the case with all soldiers who die in battle? Did some die in sinful pursuits at the time or for the wrong motives? Could this verse really be Jesus was pointing to his own death to come for the sins of the world?

Having said that; I would like to explore a dangerous and sinful practice we see today regarding this holiday of man and those who "claim" Christ. That danger is the MIXING of a Holy God with this man made holiday. As I said; you can decide if you will celebrate this day or like us; live the day like any other day; one unto the Lord in obedience to Him.

Facts about mixing Memorial day with God that we see all over America today:

*man made denominational / evangelical religion has embraced this day and turned it into idolatry in the "so called" body of Christ (sermons are often all about Memorial day not about Christ )

*the flag is lifted up (often equal to the death of Christ by their fruit )

*Patriotism is looked upon as godliness ( where does Gods Word teach this?)

*the gospel is perverted via patriotic idolatry in so called Christina places. ( see example below )

*America is said to be extra special to God but this is a lie ( only Israel is that special nation )
see this article that exposes the idea the USA was a biblical nation ever:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/05/evangelical-patriotism-and-its-hypocrisy.html

If you think I am going over the top; you are in great error and you do not get out in religious America much . The danger flags have gone up long ago and we have seen first hand the result of a non discerning mind mixed with this holiday of patriotic man. Here are some reasons we see this holiday for what it is and has become:

1) Modern pastors all over America use idolatry/patriotism to gain favor with the lost culture around them. It is sad as Jesus nor Paul ever taught we should kill anyone in war or lift up a nation but these false men do it in God's name anyway.....

2) Some Christian's quote this scripture regarding Memorial day

Psalm 116:15
 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

(Since when does putting on a military uniform for the USA make you God's saint? You must repent and be born of God to be a saint per the bible....)

3) We have actually heard people teach, believe and say:

all soldiers who die in battle are heroes and they go to heaven........

(This perverts the biblical gospel of Christ and is heresy! You get to heaven via faith in Christ that is evidenced by your obedience to Him... not man )

4) Those claiming Christ today are swept up into many patriotic events and activities during this holiday that are NOT holy; turning it into a time off of work for parties and making merriment. (parades, parties, gluttony, pool parties, idol pursuits etc etc )
See this article on patriotism that is idolatry
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2015/07/american-patriotism-where-did-it-come.html

Our website proves using God's Word and the facts that man made religion ( denominational/evangelical ) does these false ways because they are NOT truly of God at all.
They practice a false faith and system of religion that Jesus and Paul would reject today as sinful.
See this article as proof:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/05/proof-your-denominational-evangelical.html


We hope if your a Christ follower that you will go deeper and test yourself in all things. 1 Thess 5:21
For this article; it was the topic of Memorial Day. We are called to conform to God's Ways and NOT to the worlds ways  ( see Romans 12:2 ) and clearly;

this holiday is of the world ......not God.

Jesus nor Paul considered themselves of this world at all ...

No they were set on heaven and God's kingdom alone.
How about you?

Having said all of this does not smear one single soldiers sacrifice at all.
No, it just lovingly proclaims God's truth and glory ........ ABOVE any man or nation.

God said have ...NO idols before Him ....in Exodus 20

That includes patriotism and the war embracing mindset of the American government and some of its people; who cling to such ways.

Christ must come first and His truth must always be far ABOVE that of mans ways....
 or it is a sinful thing.

See the biblical gospel and a 10 point test here:

http://www.dontperish.com/the-gospel.html
http://www.dontperish.com/10-point-biblical-test.html

God be praised

www.dontperish.com













You Don't Even Know Me (But I Will Take Your Money)

Oftentimes when witnessing we are told (or asked) about a certain religious body so we test them to God's Word.  In doing that, we reach out in love to those who are putting their content on the internet (by their website/Facebook page etc) and try to share the truth of God's Word with them.  Most often they don't even answer but when they do, it does't usually go well as they end up defending their system (man made religion) and not God's Word.  One of often used comments are "You don't even know me".

We ask where in God's Word that it tells us we need to know someone before we try to help them in the truth?  What we know is what THEY put on the internet for the whole entire world to read and learn from.  We aren't testing hearts here, we test theology and spiritually based teachings.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good.

Just recently  we were told this by a man that runs a ministry on the internet.  When asked if he wanted to go to God's Word to see his error, he said 'I don't care' and 'you don't even know me and I don't know you.'  But get this, on his ministry site he is asking people to send him money.  We did not find one place that said 'let me get to know you before you send me money'.  Nope, he's willing to take money from strangers that read his website and saw his cause but he's not willing to take God's truth from someone who read his website and saw his cause, which is unbiblical and needs spiritual help/truth. 

Jesus told us in Matthew 7:15-20 that we will KNOW them, how?
 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
By their fruits.  No the Lord of the Universe did not tell us to get to know someone and then guess what their intentions are; He said 'you shall know them by their fruits'.  This is a warning to His sheep to be aware of false teachers and He gave us the measurement by which to be watchful of.  So what we do here at dontperish.com is fully trust the words Jesus gave us and we know whether someone is a false teacher by their fruits.  How do we determine that?  We read their content that they post on the world wide web for all the nations to see, we contact them and if they refuse to respond then we use Jesus Words in John 3:19-21.  
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
If someone does come to the light but continues to stand on their unbiblical doctrine, defends their sinful ways and does not want to leave them to walk in truth, then again from the words of our Savior; 'you know them by their fruits'.
No, we don't judge people to heaven or hell, we don't judge people's hearts (and by the way God will judge "deeds" not hearts), we simply do what our Savior told us to do in Mark 16:15 'go and preach the gospel to every creature'. We are willing to make disciples if anyone is interested (Matthew 28), we test/prove all spiritual teachings that come into our life and then we use what our Savior told us to use as a measure (fruit) to see what people are about.  If a person will not repent of their unbiblical/sinful ways, God's word tells His true people to avoid them.  How do we know to avoid them?  By the measure He gave us, their fruit.
Friendship evangelism uses the tool 'getting to know people'.  They get people to like them (which is fleshly) before they share their gospel (which is unbiblical and will not lead to eternal life) and then lead them into the sinful man made religion that will offer them worldliness and carnality that will lead them to a fake Jesus and keep them on the wide road to destruction.
God's word is clear and simple in this issue:  Preach the gospel, make disciples and beware of false teachers that you will be able to identify by their fruits.  This test also includes people who are not teachers.  If we have the opportunity to talk to a church goer and share with them the many unbiblical practices of their man made organizations and the carnality that they are living in their life, and they walk away and stay in that sin, we can certainly know that their fruit is not of God.  We certainly hope they repent and come to the knowledge of truth.
Does this post sound unloving and uncaring?  No, quite the opposite, we love our neighbor enough to warn them, call them out of the darkness and into the light!  We labor here at dontperish.com because we DO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR so we share the truth of God's Word with them.  What people do with it is their choice but we, when we see bad fruit, are to rebuke and avoid those who claim Christ but will not be obedient to His Word.
We hope this clears up this misconception that the worldly man made religious system is teaching.


See the gospel and a 10 point test here:


God be praised!





Ascension Day ....Is It Biblical?

We recently went to stop at a local store and in the middle of the week it was closed. To our surprise they were closed for Ascensions days so we decided we needed to test this holiday to see if it is a God ordained holiday or one made of man.

If you read God's Holy Word which is His instructions and doctrines for His true people ( the ekklesia / called out ones ) you will NOT find this holiday called ascension day. So then why do so many who claim to call Christ 'Lord' ( mennonites, roman catholics, methodist and others ) practice this day as a holy-day?


If you do a history study you will find it was invented around the 4th century then practiced and handed down by the roman catholic pagans. It was Luther and the other false reformers that handed it on to their brand of man made religion called protestant-ism.


The day is said to mark or remember the ascension of Christ into heaven.

While that in itself is not sinful, this is just another example of man made religion following after the religious traditions that God NEVER ordained or commanded. This holiday by itself would not be harmful but when you add the pagan ways of Christ-mass / Easter to it and you see all the man made ritual gatherings on every corner on Sunday mostly void of God's full truth; you begin to see a dangerous pattern formed. Groups of religious people ( denominations ) keeping the traditions of man as they most often disregard the truth of God's Holy Word for His people.

Note: this makes them of MAN not of God, sad but true!


The Apostle Paul spoke of mans false ways in Colossians 2



 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Many will try to say they have "Romans 14 liberty" to celebrate certain holy days as they please. That type of liberty is a lie. The the liberty Paul spoke of was about the old law to the NEW covenant (food and OT holydays) it had nothing to do with making up false holy-days and keeping them in an attempt to honor God. This liberty claim is being abused all over the so called Christian world and it is shameful!

See this article on liberty:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/03/christian-liberty-is-it-being-applied.html


Jesus showed us how he HATED those who kept man made ways but they ignored God's Word in Mark 7:6-9



He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Sadly I recently had a mennonite elder tell me they keep the traditions of the fathers of their faith ( early mennonites) to hold on to their heritage. It sounds nice till you realize they hold to those heritages over and above God's Word and so then it is sinful!

I did some quick research and found this blurb/quote on a methodist website:


"Centuries later, our United Methodist forebear, John Wesley, emphasized the day by including it as one of three non-Sunday holy day observances included in his Sunday Service of the Methodists in North America—a forerunner of our Book of Worship. The other two are Good Friday and Christmas".


Question: 

Since when do Christ's true people follow men (John Wesley) vs clinging to God's Eternal Holy Word alone?

Fact:

Man and his religious ways turns serving Christ into a bunch of rituals and events vs OBEYING His Word daily just as He commanded we do. 

It all really comes down to this:


Apostle Paul.....the man who Christ picked to proclaim the gospel and teach what the true New testament body via holy scripture said this in 2 Thessalonians 2:15


Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold to the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle.


 Jesus said we live by every word out of the mouth of God in Matthew 4:4


 So what are you following today if you claim Christ? Man's traditions/ways?


or


God's Word and the holy traditions/instructions/doctrines handed down by God's true people for His set apart ekklesia/body?


Ask yourself, are you doing things like holydays handed done by false, unbiblical pagan men as you sit in a body that ignores much of God's Word? How can this be pleasing to God at all?


Test yourself won't you? His true people come out of sin and error choosing God and His truth over man made traditions.


See the gospel and a 10 point test here:


http://www.dontperish.com/the-gospel.html


http://www.dontperish.com/10-point-biblical-test.html


God be praised


www.dontperish.com

Refuting Feminism via Ice Cream


We leave in 1 week to head out across the country on our 2017 trip. The following situation is one we will often encounter on our mission trip so we though we would share it:

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After a long hard day of work at our wood carving business (thankfully we got to preach the gospel to several people today)  we stopped at a little shop to get an ice cream cone on a hot Missouri day. After it was served up the lady asked us what we do for a business and we told her . She then invited us to come carve at their fairs and festival for free. We declined saying we do not do fairs and festivals.
(They are worldly and full of sinful things we avoid in our business.) She then invited us to their Christ-mass event and the door was open to witness. I told her we do NOT celebrate Christmas as we are biblical Christ followers and it is a pagan and not a biblical holiday. This led to a witnessing situation that has a common thread and sadly it leads to FEMINISM.
She shared what body she attends and it was a sad for the following reasons:

1) Her husband was there the whole time and not once did he say a word. The lady seems to wear the "spiritual pants" in that family. (the bible calls men to lead and speak God's Word).

2) Their religious body is very unbiblical for MANY reasons but they have a lady pastor as well and this too is sin before God.

3) She told us she disagrees that ladies cannot be pastors/elders but when I gave her Titus 1 requirements of a elder ( a husband of one wife she was speechless). We encouraged her to go to our website and test herself and we hope they both do.

This common theme is all over America and this feminism (born of satan from the garden on to communism and socialism today) is at its root. It is NOT pleasing to God.  

If you go to the articles below you will see biblical proof that this couple is in much sin and gross feminism.

http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/search/label/Feminism

http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/01/women-pastors-are-unbiblical.html


We hope to speak truth into peoples lives as we travel and get them to wake up and repent for God's glory. We know we won't be popular but then Jesus did say the world will HATE His own in Matthew 10.

We GO for His glory and truth NOT the favor of man ( or women).

See the biblical gospel and a 10 point test for yourself here:

http://www.dontperish.com/the-gospel.html

http://www.dontperish.com/10-point-biblical-test.html

God be praised!

www.dontperish.com


How Do I Find a Good Church?

This is a common question many who want to please God will ask.

Before we can answer this question for you we must correct a common error that man made evangelical/denominational religion has propagated over the centuries.

The evangelical/denominational Sunday church systems you see today in America on every street corner are NOT ordained by God but they are all  man created. They look and function nothing like the early first century body that Christ ordained. Are you also aware the word 'church' is a perversion of the real meaning of God's true body? Man makes "churches" indeed but ONLY God calls out His holy people unto Him.

The word church means a religious system, organization and a gathering of such. The King James bible added it when it should not have and early english bibles used the correct word ekklesia.

In the bible the correct word for God's people is ekklesia in the Greek. It means called out ones.

In short; you can join a church made of man anytime but you must be BORN into God's true body and how they gather and operate are VERY different indeed. To know and please God you must be in His ekkelsia not man made religion.
Go to this link and read about the word church vs ekklesia:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/01/church-vs-biblical-ekklesia.html   

Moving on, once you understand who God's true people are vs man made religion you can now get to the question:

How Do I Find a Good Church?

Our website dontperish.com is full of articles to WARN you about man made religion so the first thing we will tell you is this:

 you will not find all truth in these places made of man.


Go to this link and see MANY reasons why evangelical / demonational religion is NOT of God and should be avoided per God's Holy Word and ways if you desire to please the Lord:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/05/why-we-left-sunday-church.html

By now you may be saying; well then what are we to do....we have to go to church right?

Well we must expose another man made lie for you. The scripture dont forsake the gathering of yourselves together (Hebrews 10:25) is OFTEN used to beat you into the mindset that you must go to church. It is a lie! Actually that entire area of scripture is about gathering unto Christ not gathering in a Sunday building to do rituals of man. Go to these articles part 1 and 2 that teach the truth and expose this lie. http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/02/do-not-foresake-gathering-hebrews-1025.html

Now that we know you should not be in sinful man made Sunday religion and that you need not attend Sunday ritual services, we can get to real truth. Actually the answer is NOT in going to any church but in BEING His ekklesia ( called out ones)  daily as you live your every day life. That is real worship and this article explains why God desires biblical worship; not made up worship services of man:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2016/02/is-worship-service-in-bible.html

You may say 'but didn't the early saints in the bible gather together to sing and pray and teach the word'?

Yes they did but it was not what you find in man made religion every Sunday. They gathered to sing some, pray some and they mostly taught the Word in an open participatory gathering where many men spoke, not just a paid hireling modern pastor. They were spirit led, met house to house and they clung to God's Word not man made false ways. Here is a link that explains how they functioned:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2016/12/life-in-true-new-testament-church.html

Hopefully you can now see the grave difference between attending man made religion and the true NT body of God's ekklesia?

The answer is to finding a church is really found in these important points:
*Church is of man but the ekkelsia is called of God.
*If you're born of God you cannot go to sinful man made church religion as your angering God.
*Your worship is your everyday life not a timed out ritual service of man.
*You are NOT under ANY biblical command to attend a church worship service.
*If you are His and you have other true believers, you can gather in homes and allow God to guide you (eventually men should step up and elders will be in place to over see, NOT lord over.)
*If you're alone without another true ekklesia believer near you; you must cling to God and He will train you up by His Word and His spirit. (To compromise and join man made ways is to sin before God.)

In love we would encourage all the true ekklesia to STOP looking for a church as you won't find one in a building made of man. Stop listening to radio and tv preachers and sermons of the evangelical fasle teachers. Study the Word and just BE His body daily in obedience and only gather with other true saints keeping the traditions handed down via God's Word.

2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brothers, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our letter.

To go off and keep man made Sunday religious ways is sin and Jesus dealt harshly with that in Mark7:6-9


Our website is there to help you in the Lord's true ekklesia body life. Contact us if you need help in living out the biblical body at home and we will help you all we can to BE His body right where you are and grow in His word and wisdom.

God be praised

www.dontperish.com

Why We Cannot Unite with Man Made Sunday Religion

About 9 years ago (2008) we were born again and began to see the great difference between man made evangelical/denominational Sunday ritual religion and true New Testament body Christ ordained in the first century. Those systems of man are full of false gospels, pagan ways and worldly carnal people seeking what they desire to hear and not the fullness of God's Word. We left that false system, repented and began to study and obey God; not man. His truth has changed our faith life and we developed dontperish.com to help others see that truth and come out of the sin of man made religion.

Exactly why can we NOT attend or unite with ritual Sunday religion you may ask?

Since our website is the product of our biblical studies and testing, we will just send you there to help you see articles/teachings in the truth of God's true NT body vs man made Sunday ritual religion that is false and sinful.

Here is the biblical gospel to make sure your born of God; examine yourself 2 Corinthians 13:5 / man made Sunday places most often has a false easy believe gospel that cannot save anyone. 
http://www.dontperish.com/the-gospel.html

Here is a 10 point test that exposes false man made religion and maybe your own faith/body:
http://www.dontperish.com/10-point-biblical-test.html

The bible teaches to not associate with those in sin
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/11/division-from-family-and-other-believers.html

Here is a link that shows the characteristics of God's true NT body:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/04/characteristics-of-new-testament-body.html

Here is a link that teaches the true called out ekklesia vs man made church:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/01/church-vs-biblical-ekklesia.html

Here is a link that exposes the modern pastor role as false/unbiblical:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/02/is-modern-pastor-role-biblical.html

Here are links that expose the beloved pagan holidays of man made religion:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/04/is-easter-biblical-or-pagan.html
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2013/12/is-celebrating-christmas-christ-mass.html

Here are links that expose the men who started man made religion (pope and reformers.)
http://www.dontperish.com/martin-luther.html
http://www.dontperish.com/roman-popes.html
http://www.dontperish.com/john-calvin.html

Here is a link that proves the Apostle Paul would not sit in man made religious bodies today:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/05/proof-your-denominational-evangelical.html

Here is a link that shows Sunday church is about entertainment not truth and teaching if true saints.
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/05/are-you-not-entertained.html

If you study those articles you will have a firm foundation to help you see the sin of man made religion vs God's ekklesia ( called out ones.)

You can also go to our teaching blog and john424 radio to help you into Gods truth and out of sin.
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/
http://www.dontperish.com/john-424-radio-audio.html

Jesus said to worship in spirit and truth in John 4:24

That cannot be done as you sit in and unite with so much error/sin of man made Sunday religion.

We are here to help anyone who desires to strive in all of God's Word

***See our home page with contact info on our website.

God be praised

www.dontperish.com







Why We Left Sunday Church (denominational/evangelicalism)

About 9 years ago (2008) we were born again and began to see the great difference between man made evangelical/denominational Sunday ritual religion and true New Testament body Christ ordained in the first century. Those systems of man are full of false gospels, pagan ways and worldly carnal people seeking what they desire to hear and not the fullness of God's Word. We left that false system, repented and began to study and obey God; not man. His truth has changed our faith life and we developed dontperish.com to help others see that truth and come out of the sin of man made religioun.

Exactly why did we leave Sunday ritual religion you may ask?

Since our website is the product of our biblical studies and testing, we will just send you there to help you see articles/teachings in the truth of God's true NT body vs man made Sunday ritual religion that is false and sinful.

Here is the biblical gospel to make sure your born of God; examine yourself 2 Corinthians 13:5 / most all man made places have a false easy believe perverted gospel that cannot save anyone.
http://www.dontperish.com/the-gospel.html

Here is a 10 point test that exposes false man made religion and maybe your own faith/body:
http://www.dontperish.com/10-point-biblical-test.html

Here is a link that shows the characteristics of God's true NT body:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/04/characteristics-of-new-testament-body.html

Here is a link that teaches the true called out ekklesia vs man made church:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/01/church-vs-biblical-ekklesia.html

Here is a link that exposes the modern pastor role as false/unbiblical:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/02/is-modern-pastor-role-biblical.html

Here are links that expose the beloved pagan holidays of man made religion:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/04/is-easter-biblical-or-pagan.html
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2013/12/is-celebrating-christmas-christ-mass.html

Here are links that expose the men who started man made religion (pope and reformers.)
http://www.dontperish.com/martin-luther.html
http://www.dontperish.com/roman-popes.html
http://www.dontperish.com/john-calvin.html

Here is a link that proves the Apostle Paul would not sit in man made religious bodies today:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/05/proof-your-denominational-evangelical.html

Here is a link that shows Sunday church is about entertainment not truth and teaching if true saints.
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/05/are-you-not-entertained.html

If you study those articles you will have a firm foundation to help you see the sin of man made religion vs God's ekklesia ( called out ones.)

You can also go to our teaching blog and john424 radio to help you into Gods truth and out of sin.
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/
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Jesus said to worship in spirit and truth in John 4:24

That cannot be done as you sit in and unite with so much error/sin of man made Sunday religion.

We are here to help anyone who desires to strive in all of God's Word

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God be praised

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The World Hates and Censors God's Truth

At dontperish.com we make teaching and testing videos that we place out into the darkness of youtube. We do not tell anyone to go in there but we reach out to those already in it and call them out of that sinful place and into God's truth. This article is about how the days are here in America where all kinds of vileness, nakedness, paganism, violence and carnality IS allowed but God's truth is censored/removed.

We had a video exposing a Southern Baptist body for saying that the homosexual issue was a cornerstone of 1 Peter 4 and the audience clapped. (That is shameful, sinful and honestly....ridiculous.) It shows you the depths that man made religion has fallen to.


Moving on:

Recently youtube removed that video saying it broke their rules and they won't specify what rules.

Note: you can go to John424 radio and hear that video

http://www.dontperish.com/john-424-radio-audio.html
(do a F9 and type 'youtube' and it will find it for you.)

If you listen to the audio, all I did was proclaim God's Word. No hate, no threats; just love, truth and God's Word. They have been removing more of our videos and we expect to be tossed off there soon.

This reminds us how up in Canada you can be arrested for preaching that homosexuality is sinful. It is called hate speech. You get arrested even if you do not hate and you just preach God's Word. ( I clearly state in the video they removed... we don't hate at all.)

The fact is the bible clearly calls homosexual acts sinful. See this article:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2016/08/homosexualitysodomythe-truth-about-it.html

But this article is not about homosexuality but about God's truth being hated and furthermore God's people being hated for speaking it. Our Lord and Savior warned about this and He told us we would be hated.


Matthew 10

And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

We often see that modern pastors in man made religion are trying to get the world to embrace, like, desire and love them via social gospel ways or service and good works to them.


But Jesus says if you are His...they will HATE you.


We will never go out of our way to get others to hate us, we are finding if we stand on truth, preach, defend it as we are told to do, the haters come out of the wood work as they say. This is why today's hireling modern pastors rarely touch this topic and many other topics about sin. They may say it is sinful but they go out of their way to say sinners are allowed and welcomed to come worship with them. That is sinful and crazy per God's Word. While the Apostle Paul was throwing men OUT of the body for sexual sin (see 1 Corinthians 5 ) today's false teachers are inviting them right in! This proves they are NOT the body of Christ but a place for unregenerated goats to gather in so called worship services.


Romans 1:32
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Do not be deceived folks, Christ is truth and this is ALL false!


We see a turning point in America and its freedoms over the last few decades. You are free in America until you go against the sinful fallen ways of man, then they will come after you. How long before men just preaching the full counsel of God's Word are thrown in jail or even killed here?


The bible warns of this all over its pages.


2 Timothy 3

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

John 17:14
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

2 Thessalonians 2
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

1 John 3:13
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

1 Thessalonians 2
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Revelation 2:10

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
So called men of God today paint and a picture of ease and "just believe" theology but God's Word says NO such thing to His true people.

Jesus said:

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Luke 13:24

Aposlte Paul said:


Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.


Acts 14:22


Sadly MOST claimed American Christians won't even sit still to hear God's Word for over a hour unless they are entertained. They do not love God's Word, know it, live by it all nor will they proclaim/hold it unto their death. They are idle in pews being lied to by modern pastors, sitting in comfort even as they perish in their sins. It will be the true people of God that are persecuted and silenced while the pagan temples (man made denominational/evangelical religion) and their false teachers (modern pastors/priests) they will mold and conform to the rules of the day as they cater to the world in their sin; against God Himself.


We do not look forward to the days ahead when those who stand for ALL of God's truth will be singled out for persecution, prison and death. We will not pull back but to continue to preach the truth for His glory and love of others who need to hear it.


What side will you be on in that day or persecution?


God's uncompromising truth or....


Will you be sitting in the places of man made false religion, compromise and sin?


God be praised


www.dontperish.com



Fisher of Men

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.


Matthew 4:19


Before we were made new in Christ,we longed to go fishing and we did it often. We would spend hours on the water and spend lots of money on the tools to make it all happen. While fishing itself is NOT a sinful practice, it can indeed become a idol before God, no doubt. See this article on that subject:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/04/hunting-and-fishing-idolatry-exposed.html

As we get ready to go on our 2017 mission (gospel fishing) trip starting June 2nd. It is exciting to think how God has changed our hearts from being consumed with idle hobbies to being His.... fisher of men.

May our efforts be in a small way, fruitful for our God and His kingdom!

God be praised

www.dontperish.com

10 Top Bible Studies and More

At dontperish.com are about teaching people the truth of God's Word so we are now offering bible studies on specific topics to help you grow in your knowledge and understanding. See the following list available and check back as it will be growing over time:

*The Biblical Gospel ( highlights the true gospel over man made false ones)

*10 Point Test for Your Faith / Body

*Characteristics of the New Testament body (learn what God's true body is and what it is not)

*God's Called Out Ekkelsia vs Man Made Denominational/Evangelical Religion

*How to Keep the New Testament Biblical Gathering at Home

*Why the Modern Pastor Role is Unbiblical

*Biblical Roles and Standards for Woman (teaching on holiness and obedience for ladies)

*Biblical Roles and Standards for Men (teaching on holiness and obedience for men )

*Do You Have to 'Go' to Church? ( explore Hebrews 10:25 )

*Biblical Discernment ( how to test all things 1 Thess 5.21)

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Other Subjects are :

*Making Biblical Disciples

*Paganism All Around You

*Contemporary Christian Music

*What is Holiness

*Biblical Separation

*Obedience

*The Hope of Christ

*God's Love

More to come...........

If you're interested in going over one of these important topics in an inter-active type setting, contact us and we will be happy to spend the time and go through it with you. Once you have taken the effort to go over it with us via the phone (or in person if possible) we will be happy to send you the bible study to keep or pass on to others. Feel free to use it  but we do just ask that you change nothing on it.

We are here to help you........for God's glory and truth!

God be praised

www.dontperish.com