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  What Is Required of A Disciple? What Is A Disciple? Get the audio The mantra of “historical orthodox Christianity” is ‘Say the sinner's prayer, join a church and fellowship with other Christians who believe in “Unity in the essentials and tolerance in the non-essentials.” Do this and you are adisciple of Christ and a shoe-in for the first resurrection.   A disciple is a student. I for one am certainly a student of Jesus Christ. All of Christ’s elect areHis disciples to whom this verse applies:John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him , If ye continue in my word,then are ye my disciples indeed ; This verse gives the lie to the false doctrine called the ten second sinner's prayer. Christ makesthis statement to “those Jews which believed in him.” One of the greatest false doctrines in theAdversary’s arsenal is the twisting of Christ’s admonition to be merciful in judgment, andtwisting it into a doctrine that forbids God’s church from “judging the things which are within.”Here is that much distorted scripture:Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, itshall be measured to you again. Paul tells us clearly that we had better put the leavening of false doctrines and sin out of our midst. But the Adversary has the entire “historical orthodox Christian church” convinced thatheresy in God’s church is perfectly acceptable. The mantra of all ecumenical minds is “Unity inthe essentials and tolerance in the non-essentials.” Exactly what is ‘essential’ and what is ‘non-essential’ is left up to the lead wolves to decide.Here is Christ drawing a distinction between those disciples who “believe on Him” and thosewho “continue in my word.” Believing on Christ and publicly proclaiming Him as your Lordmight have many believing that you are a disciple of Christ. But according to Christ, nothingcould be further from the Truth. According to Christ only those who “continue in His word areHis disciples indeed.” Do you doubt that this is true? Do you think that believing in Christ and praying the sinner's prayer, proclaiming your love and your belief in the grace and faith of JesusChrist are all that is needed for salvation? Well, think again. Just look at what Christ has to say tothese very “Jews which believed on Him:”John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in myword, then are ye my disciples indeed ;John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man:how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is theservant of sin.John 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.  John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed ; but ye seek to kill me, because my wordhath no place in you . And so it is to this very day; those who believe in Christ want to kill those who are faithful to HisWords “Love thine enemies… All who take up the sword shall die by the sword.” These wordsof our Lord are hated and despised by all the leaders of “historical orthodox Christianity.”Hence it is only those who “continue in my Word who are Christ’s disciples indeed.” All othersmay loudly proclaim otherwise, but their doctrine betrays the fact that “My Word has no place inyou.”Here is how important “continuing in my Word” was to the apostle Paul:”Tit 3:10 A man that is an heretick  after the first and second admonition reject; Tit 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. Isn’t the weeding out of heretics and witches something reserved for fanatical tyrants like theearly Puritans, or modern day cult leaders? Who has any right to tell me that their doctrine is better than my doctrine? One thing is certain. No one can tell anyone else what they must do:2 Cor 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith , but are helpers of your joy: for byfaith ye stand. And what is a heretic? A heretic is one who teaches heresy. And what is heresy? Heresy is falsedoctrine coming from the mouth of false brothers who call themselves God’s prophets and all thewhile teaching those under their charge to disobey, hate and despise the doctrine of Christ.Where does Titus 3:10 fit into “unity in the essentials and tolerance in the non-essentials?”Contrast this ecumenical doctrine of toleration of heresy with these words of admonition fromGod’s own apostles:2 Cor 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus [ A Jesus who tells you to take upagain thy sword and fight for God and country], whom we have not preached, or if ye receiveanother [ecumenical- lets just tolerate heresy, otherwise we’ll appear as a know it all dictator]spirit, which ye have not received, or another [God will burn most of His creation in hell for alleternity] gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear [ecumenically] with him [inthe non-essentials].  Paul was apparently well aware of how hard it is to stay faithful to Christ’s words in the face of those who teach Christ’s people that ‘all that matters is love and grace and faith.’But if “judgenot that ye be not judged,” means that we are not ever to judge heretics, then where, pray tell, dothese inspired words fit into “Unity in the essentials and tolerance in the non-essentials?”1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit [doctrine] , but try the spirits [doctrines] whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the [church] world. 1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that [the true ‘Love  thine enemies’] Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that [the true ‘love thine enemies’] Jesus Christ iscome in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heardthat it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is inyou, than he that is in the world.1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world [’Don’t listen to Christ, whyif you listen to Christ you won’t even be able to have a web page, you had better take up your sword and fight against and kill your enemies or you will be in a world ruled by JudaisticPharisees in Peter’s day or Moslems today, Russians yesterday and Germans before that, etc.]and the [ecumenical]world heareth them. 1 John 4:6 We [who abide in the doctrine of Christ] are of God: he that knoweth Godheareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth,and the spirit of error. 1 John4:7 Beloved, let us love [thine enemies and] one another: for love is of God; and every onethat loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.1 John 4:8 He that loveth not [his enemies] knoweth not God; for God is love.  Look closely at these words of the doctrine of Christ, so slighted by the ecumenical mind:2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment,That, as ye have heard from [Christ- love thine enemies… put up again thy sword, all who live by the sword shall die by the sword] the beginning, ye should walk in it .2 John 1:7 For many [ecumenical] deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that [thetrue] Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This [ecumenical Jesus ] is a deceiver and anantichrist. 2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that wereceive a full reward.2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God . He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath boththe Father and the Son.2 John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this [love thine enemies…put up again thy sword ] doctrine,   receive him not into your house,neither bid him God speed:  2 John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. Do these verses have any affect upon the ecumenical mind? I have yet to see these versesaddressed by any of the thousands who preach and teach that love and faith and grace are all thatmatters. “Unity in the essentials and tolerance in the non-essentials” is a much more popular doctrine than the doctrine of Christ which right here tells us that we must “abide in the doctrineof Christ or else we “have not God.” And while these detractors loudly proclaim their love, justlook at how John here defines love.  And this is love, that we walk after his [love thine enemies… put up thy sword]commandments And it is even more telling when we discover that the word translated ‘continue’ as in...:John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him , If ye continue in my word,then are ye my disciples indeed ; ...is the Greek word ‘meno,’ Strongs # 3306. This is the exact same Greek word which istranslated as ‘abide’ here in 2 John:2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth [Greek ‘meno’] not in thedoctrine of Christ, hath not God . He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. Christ’s words...:Matt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.Matt 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, itshall be measured to you again. ...have very effectively been twisted into a lie which has effectively dismantled the shield againstheresy which these many verses concerning ‘abiding in the doctrine of Christ,’ would have provided. What Christ is saying here at the beginning of Matthew seven is “judge not [harshly]that you be not judged [harshly] for with what judgment ye judge , ye shall be judged.” Thesewords, as is so often the case, duplicate the very next verses:Matt 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?Matt 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?Matt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou seeclearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Is Christ telling us not to judge our brother’s heresies? No, not at all. Look at His conclusion:Matt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou seeclearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Christ wants us to get the moat out of our brother's eye. But Christ will not tolerate hypocrisy.Get the beam out of thine own eye first “ then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” And it is in this same chapter where Christ makes this statement:Matt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, butinwardly they are ravening wolves.
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