Calling a Christian a Pharisee

“The people they call pharisees are those Christians who talk of repentance, consecration, holiness, righteousness, getting right, sanctification, hating sin, and loving God. The people they call pharisees are those Christians who love God so much, they seek the truth from God’s word, even if it goes against the grain of our culture.

The Pharisees hated Jesus. They told lies and did whatever else they could to make sure they would see Jesus die.

That’s why it’s wrong to call people who love Jesus pharisees.”

Related:

http://www.radicallychristian.com/why-you-probably-need-to-stop-calling-people-pharisees

*This ministry does not necessarily endorse all teachings on the referred websites.

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Calling a Christian Pharisee Emil Nolde – Pharisees (1900)

Calling a Christian a Pharisee

I heard a great bible study Wednesday night and I want to encourage you to listen to it. Just click on 2 Chronicles 17:1-19:3 11-06-13 W7101 by Jon Courson.

The reason I’m so interested in you checking out this study is because one of the issues addressed is the use of the word pharisee to describe Christians. And I am guilty of using that word, in that manner.

And I was wrong.

It happened the same day as the aforementioned evening bible study. That morning

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Calvary Chapel ‘anointed’ pastor pleads guilty to murdering mistress

http://calvarychapelabuse.com/wordpress/calvary-chapel-pastor-in-florida-pleads-guilty-to-murdering-his-mistress/

Calvary Chapel pastors should be very careful when they make the claim that they are “God’s anointed”.

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Cults: Is Calvary Chapel a cult? Is the Moses Model doctrine unbiblical?

One of the most shared articles from this website…

Christian Apologetics Research of Nevada

Is Calvary Chapel a cult?  I am not saying it is or isn’t, but let’s explore the signs and evidence.  Most people view Calvary Chapels as a place where they can go to listen to sound, Biblical teaching. But what really goes on at Calvary Chapels? There are many lawsuits currently addressing abuse and molestation in Calvary Chapel churches. There have been hundreds of stories and many, many witnesses have come forward to share their stories at www.calvarychapelabuse.com.Listen to these two amazing interviews: Radio Show, host RemnantRadio, interview of Alex Grenier concerning Calvary Chapel entitled, “dealing with devils”. Listen to another fantastic interview here.

THE DOVE

Did you know that there are pagan origins for the upside-down dove symbol? This is the symbol that Calvary Chapel uses, instead of the cross! The following is an excerpt from this article entitled “Christian” Occult Symbols:

“There is a serious contradiction in…

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Is your church guilty of spiritual abuse?

Is your church guilty of spiritual abuse?

Don’t underestimate the danger of spiritual abuse. It devastates one’s pysche, causes depression and post traumatic stress disorder, and leaves victims spiritually barren.

When those in spiritual authority manipulate, intimidate, and control others out of lust for power or fear of sin or insignificance. One or more of these signs doesn’t necessarily mean abuse is present, but the more signs, the more likely it is taking place.

Spiritual abuse is a stain on the body of Christ (I experienced it and write about it in my book). Today, many American churches and denominations are susceptible to it, particularly “reformed” Calvinistic churches or those with a highly disciplined authority structure. I cite examples from my experience including Sovereign Grace Ministries and Calvary Chapel. But spiritual abuse is also subtle and not easily recognizable unless one knows the signs. Learn these top ten signs so you can detect, expose, and help prevent abuse in your Christian community.

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Possible Tithing Manipulation: It’s Bad in Sin City, is it Bad in Your Town?

Is your church coercing you to give? If so, read 2 Corinthians 9:7.

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A look at what the Book of Malachi really says (in context).

Green Valley Baptist Church http://www.mygvbc.com has taught believers to “test the tithe” while quoting Malachi 3 verses…

https://lasvegasapologetics.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/a-testimony/

Often, pastors will zoom in on these verses in Malachi 3 (an Old Testament book), and they will teach this to others and publicly on their online sermons/videos…

Malachi 3, NKJV Malachi 3, (NKJV) – notice how the tithe was the fruit of the field, not money (Source: http://www.biblecc.com)

What the same pastors will not tell you (either intentionally or unintentionally – only God knows) is who these scriptures were written to.  When reading the Bible, we must always get a grasp of the context.  The Old Testament speaks of sacrificing animals, but we don’t do that today, do we?

Who is the Lord speaking to through Malachi?  Flip a few pages back to chapters one and two.

The Lord was speaking to…

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NEW: ‘Beware of Bethel’ by Bill Randles: A Brief Summary of Bill Johnson’s Unbiblical Teachings

This ministry and many others believe that Bill Johnson has led multitudes away from the sound doctrine of the Bible with his anti-Christian teachings and twisted scriptures which are not rightly divided (2 Timothy 2:15).  In early Christianity, this was certainly a problem as there were many sects that arose, such as Gnosticism.  The early apostles warned about these sects and divisions.  It is best to stay away from divisive teachers, those who teach heresy (Titus 3:10).  Remember, the Greek word for divisive is hairetikon or hairetikos which is from the same Greek word as hairetizo (Strongs 141) which means factious or a factious person; a schismatic.  The King James Version defines this as a “heretic”.   A heretic is someone who divides away from sound doctrine and especially those who teach their own opinions or traditions.  These are the people who Jesus termed “divisive” – not those who warned about such people, for even the apostles warned of heretics by name.  The pharisees were divisive because they were a Jewish sect and taught their human traditions over the Word of God (Mark 7:13).  Jesus commanded us to stay away from the teachers and pastors of sects (Romans 16:17) because they create divisions in the body of Christ.

“Beware of Bethel” by Bill Randles

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Alert: New Video by Pastor Christopher Lawson on the Observations of Calvary Chapel

https://vimeo.com/158996319

CALVARY CHAPEL ALERT – THE RISING STORM and A CLARION CALL for HUMILITY, TRUTH and REPENTANCE: Observations for Calvary Chapel Leaders to Consider

Please watch this very loving and truthful video on the Calvary Chapel movement.  Please pray about this.  This is a problem in this town, Las Vegas, Henderson and not only here – it is everywhere.

“…Mark those who cause divisions contrary to the doctrine you have received.  Keep away from them.” Romans 16:17

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