Who, exactly, are “the Brethren” and who are not?
2nd Thessalonians 3:6 “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, (teach things contrary to the Word of God) and not after the tradition (the True Gospel) which he received of us.”
Jon Watkins Exposing Satanism and Witchcraft January 29, 2016
Cynthia Pawl edited, corrected, and added to this writing
Part 3 of Tom Horn’s For Whom the Baal Trolls is posted
I suppose I should have started out in part 1 with who are the brethren. Simply put brethren is the plural, meaning many of a group. Brethren: fellow Christians or members of a male religious order.
Also see Wikipedia for a “Religious” view of Brethren. It is NOT the same as saying your brothers in the family unit, if you have brothers that is. Defining will clear up a lot of misconception and accusation of who the brethren really are. I don’t go around calling every male, I see, my brother. The black community does (here in America at least) and I have my own idea as to why they do so.
According to general secular thinking, the only people that I call brothers are my natural brothers, from my mother and father. That is my blood family. This is completely different from what the Bible calls Brethren, or a brother and sister in Christ.
In Biblical terms, your brother (or sister) in Christ is anyone one who has accepted the Gospel and made Jesus Christ their Lord and savior. That is according to what the Bible says, NOT mans flawed interpretation! Let me reiterate Brethren that the Bible is referring to your brothers or sisters IN CHRIST. “In Christ”, implying that they believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and follow the teachings of the New Testament. Clearly, All SCRIPTURE (Both Old and New Testament) from the first word of Genesis chapter 1 through to the very last word in Revelation chapter 22, IS the Word of God, written by men as inspired by the Holy Spirit. (Though not all Bibles in print today are accurate.) Here, only for the purpose of clarifying the definition of the term “Brethren in Christ”, we will refer mainly to New Testament scripture.
There are some who use the New Testament as a crutch and a facade. To them, the Bible is merely a place setting, if you will, to enhance the appearance of the demonic smorgasbord at which the multitudes are seated. 1st Corinthians 5:9-11 “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.” These are NOT my brothers and sisters in Christ! Let’s run through a list of them:
2nd John 1:9-11 “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: (do not tell them “God Bless You”) 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Catholics are NOT Christians
There is so much that is wrong with the Roman Catholic Religion, as we have addressed already, in the 9 Part series “The disease of False Religion”. The Sacraments; the Eucharist, Purgatory, Mary worship, praying to dead people, turning pagan gods into Saints, calling the Priests father, all of their pagan rituals are unbiblical. As if all of that were not enough, consider all the heretic statements the Pope throws out in his speeches. It is in totally your face, Anti-Christ sentiment. Sadly, most of the evangelical’s (see below in denominationalism) seem to embrace it.
1st Corinthians 10:20-21 “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
Mormons are NOT Christians
Mormons have their own bible called the “Book of Mormon” the extra-biblical writings of a demon possessed prophet named Joseph Smith. They believe they will become gods and with their own planets to rule and populate! See that info here
Jehovah Witness’ are NOT Christians
These poor deceived people are way off base too. They also have extra writings, “Reasoning from Scripture”. They want to witness to you but will not listen to what you have to say. They want you to take their literature, which comes in the form of a magazine called “The Watch Tower” that is littered with falsehoods. Yet, they will refuse to take a tract that will lead them out of bondage and darkness! Being mean to them only blesses them!
Rabbinical Messianic Jews are not Christians
Though there are many Messianic Jews who are truly committed Christians, many are so caught up in proving to the Traditional Jews that they are still Jews, they hold on to Rabbinic Law and that is not Christianity. In Christ we are all made one, under the Laws of God. Not the laws of men. Galatians 3:26-28 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Mason’s, Knights of Columbus, Moose, Jesuits (Cults of Eastern Religion) and all other Secret Societies (listed here:Secret Societies) are NOT Christians. These Brotherhoods/Sisterhoods are cults rooted in Eastern Religion and Satanism. These “Good ole boys clubs” date back to very ancient times. They are merely at whitewash cover for demonic/satanic activities.
On to denominationalism in the Protestant and Evangelical sects. These two groups are considered by some to be one and the same.
Romans 16:17 “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
Protestant: a member or follower of any of the Western Christian churches that are separate from the Roman Catholic Church and follow the principles of the Reformation, including the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.
Evangelical: of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion.
Many of these folks have become Apostates, embracing human secularism. “Human Secularism is a comprehensive, nonreligious life stance incorporating: A naturalistic philosophy. A cosmic outlook, rooted in science. A consequentialist ethical system.” It is Atheism. Yes, Atheism is a religion, a belief in the god of self! If you were to walk into some of these apostates’ services you would not be able to distinguish it from a rock concert or nightclub. These are NOT Christians!
Every week millions around the world tune into false teachers, who fill the airways, appearing on what is supposed to be Christian TV programming. You can find everything about how to be a “champion” and grow rich, just by sowing a seed of a thousand dollars or more. I am sure most of you are familiar with the ministries referenced here, so I won’t mention any names! (see a partial list here) These motivational speakers are doing a grave disservice to their faithful following, who worship them and cling to their pontifications. In fact, their exhortations are an act of hate, not love! They will not expatiate on sin and how it condemns and sends one to hell. No, they propound a “feel good” message of “all is well”, “I’m OK/You’re OK” and we will all get to heaven as long we follow our hearts and “do good”! Lies, lies, lies!! Lying to someone is not an act of love. Caring for someone enough to tell them the truth, even though that truth will cut to the bone, is love. Their kind of compassion is loving millions into eternal damnation.
Then there are Churches that are so into legalism their extensive list of requirements is so lengthy and detailed, it requires an entire book just to keep up with what you can and can’t do, in order to be accepted to join their group, let alone maintain membership. The have built an entire liturgy on “shalt nots”.
It is frightening to think, that because of the apostates and a lazy church, the whole world may go the way of Iceland! In Iceland literally no young Christians believe that God created the Earth. We are not far from that today. With all the Evolution that has been crammed down our throats, very few believe the book of Genesis is more than a fairy tale. Few even believe there is a God in heaven.
Deception is rampant and the sheep follow blindly. The media is a major tool used to exploit the sheeple. For example, there is a writer for Charisma Magazine who is promoting the idea that three of the contestants on AMERICAN IDOL, are bringing Glory to God. Unbelievable! Charisma’s editor often writes about the gifts of the Spirit. She doesn’t even have a clue that she, and the magazine, are sadly lacking in one of those very gifts they claim to be promoting. The gift they lack is DISCERNMENT! Am I being mean and sowing discord? No, I am merely stating the hard facts. God does not promote such idiocy, Satan does! “The gifts and callings of God are without repentance (irrevocable)!” Romans 11:29
God is surely the one who gifted these folks with their talent, which they have elected to use in the service of the Devil.
Meet the 3 Contestants Bringing God Glory Tonight on American Idol. That is the title of the article. Even if they will be singing “How Great Thou Art” or perhaps “The Old Rugged Cross”? Maybe “Oh the Blood of Jesus” or all the verses of “Amazing Grace”, the venue in which they are performing, totally negates any minute value to the kingdom. They are performing to a worldly audience in a demonic theater. They are not true Christians and they are NOT my brothers and sisters!
The very word IDOL (as in golden calf) is an abomination to God. There is a very good reason they are called “IDOLS” and “STARS”. People worship and adore them. Idolatry is what God hates. So how are 3 people seeking to be an Idol bringing glory to God? They are not. They are taking glory away from God and focusing it on to themselves. They are participating in something that glorifies sex, drugs, rock and roll, Rap, and crying in your beer country and western Music. Please tell me where God fits in all of this? He doesn’t.
2nd Corinthians 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”
THIS is why the church is gelded. People see no difference between the church and the world because the apostates put these idols up on a pedestal. This is why people are flocking to false doctrine in these mega churches with Starbucks in the lobby! This is the social gospel that is sending millions to Hell and they don’t even know it.
Please know, that in every Christian denomination, there are good people who truly love God and are saved. God always has a people, a remnant. They continue to attend these apostate institutions for various reasons, sadly the most common being out of loyalty. They won’t rock the boat or withdraw because they do not want to leave their comfort zone. I once had that same mentality, until I reached a point where I just could not take it any longer. I was totally disheartened and quit attending services altogether. Recently, I felt nostalgic, and tried to return to the Church where I received salvation. I was sad to find it was as dead as a door nail! I am not sure why God had me go back. Perhaps it was meant to cause me to appreciate what comes over the TV through the Live Media Church we view, 3 times per week!
Once you’ve had a good dose of the Holy Ghost, returning to the old mausoleum full of dead men’s bones to which you were once accustomed, only makes you realize how you have been deceived. I would advise each and everyone of you, to seek God and ask him to revive you. Shake off those dead bones! It is the Holy Spirit who leads you to truth and reveals the deceitful lies being perpetrated on the masses. Without God’s power, you will never withstand the crafty wiles of the devil and cunning deceits of those who claim to be brethren, but are not! Sometimes demons working through the unsaved are easier to deal with then those who pretend to be our “Brothers and Sisters”!
It is time to as Romans 16:17 says ….“mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” That is what we do here and will continue to do!
Continued in Part 4 The World in the Church – Where has Reverence for the great Hymns gone?