Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
May 7, 2023
Scripture Reading: Genesis 8:11:
“And the dove [bird] came in to him [flew back to Noah who was still in the ark] in the evening; and, lo, in her [the bird’s] mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off [from the live olive tree]: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.”
If the waters covered all the earth, higher than the tallest mountain, wouldn’t the oceans cover all the different kinds of trees, including the olive tree, in most instances by many miles? Wouldn’t the flood destroy all vegetation with its salt derived from the oceans? So, how could the dove, fly from the ark and retrieve a live olive leaf shortly after the flood, if all the trees and all the vegetation had been destroyed for over a year?
Genesis 7:4: “For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.”
According to this mistranslation, does it mean that the flood was world-wide? That there were no giants, no evil seed line and no one else left alive on the earth? That there were only eight people, of the same race, on the earth just 4500 years ago?
No one or thing, animal or vegetable, living in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, Central America, North America and Antarctica but the family of Noah? Every person on the earth drowned, except the eight people who were of the same family and a couple of representatives of all the animals, but no vegetation survived, except what was on the ark.
But there were giants after the flood; i.e. Goliath, his four brothers and parents. There were also many from the evil seed line alive, too. And there were all kinds of animals and vegetation. And there wasn’t a strange “new kind after another kind” of reproduction for a short time, because there were only eight people of the white race that were left; so, where did all the races come from if the flood was world-wide?
If the flood was world-wide, this would contradict many histories of other countries and races. For example, China:
“China is often considered the longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B.C. as the dawn of Chinese civilization. It also has the world’s longest continuously used written language” (heartforkids.org, Interesting Facts About China).
No mention about the Chinese civilization all drowning 4500 years ago and didn’t recover until hundreds of years later. And how did the Orientals revive and come back from one race? It must have been another miracle from God, but it would violate His law of “kind after kind.”
Genesis 4:14: “Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.”
According to this mistranslation, does it mean that Cain was driven by God to another planet? How could Cain be a vagabond in the earth if he was driven to another planet?
But the Bible doesn’t say that he went to another planet, because he remained on earth and was the first builder of a city. And who did he build a city for…there had to be many people to build, not a village or a town, but a city. And who was Cain afraid of that would slay him?
Genesis 11:1: “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.”
According to this mistranslation, does it mean that about 4300 years ago everyone who was dwelling on the earth was living in Shinar (Iraq and Iran, today) and spoke the same language? And what language was that?
Could it be the Chinese language, as many say, is the longest continuous written language? Does it mean that the people joined other people who were now speaking the same language after the languages became split up into different groups? That explains, as a Lutheran pastor told me several decades ago, where the Negroes came from--as the group of white people who spoke the same new language, went to the heart of Africa and the intense heat turned their skin black! And he was a seminary graduate!
Genesis 19:30, 31:
30) “And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
31) And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth.”
According to this mistranslation, the two daughters of Lot, after Sodom and Gomorrah and the other cities were destroyed, thought that the rest of the men on the earth had died, so they went ahead and got pregnant by their father. Or they thought that there wasn’t any man living on the earth who would want them to be their wives. But why did Lot fear to live in Zoar if all the people of the earth were dead? Maybe this is a clue that the daughters were afraid too.
55) “And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread, and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
56) And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph, opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
57) And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.”
According to this mistranslation, the famine of Egypt and the surrounding nations were also in all the countries of the earth. But there is no record of a famine in South America, North America, Central America, Asia, Europe, etc. All countries in the world did not come into Egypt to buy corn because the famine was so great in all the lands. The Incas, from South America, for example, did not come to Egypt to buy corn because the famine was so bad in their land. And, besides, how could Egypt grow enough food for the rest of the world?
Exodus 10:14, 15:
14) “And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
15) For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.”
According to this mistranslation, the plague of locusts covered the face of the whole earth. But the plagues were for Egypt; not all the countries of the world. The end of this verse says what the face of the “whole earth” meant— “all the land of Egypt”.
Besides this, when the plague was over, all the locusts were sent by a strong west wind and were cast into the Red Sea. How many locusts were there in that group and what about the ones, if there were any, who lived on the eastern side of the Red Sea? How could they be cast into the Red Sea by a west wind? (verse 19).
Ezra 1:1, 2:
1) “Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing.
2) Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia. The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is an Judah.”
According to this mistranslation, Cyrus had a kingdom which included all the kingdoms of the earth. No historian would conclude that Cyrus had such a world-wide kingdom. All the kingdoms of the earth would include the Incas, the Zulus, the Greeks, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Indians, the Columbians, the Peruvians, the Pacific Islanders, the New Guinea savages, the North America Indians, etc.
Cyrus was king of Persia. He ruled over Asia Minor, Babylonia, Syria, Palestine, and most of the Iranian plateau. His empire was the largest of any kingdom the world had ever seen up to this time. It spanned a total of 2.1 million square miles from the Balkan and Egypt in the West to Central Asia and the Indus Valley in the East. But it was not, by any means, all the countries of the earth.
Daniel 6:25: “Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied to you.”
According to this mistranslation of the Bible, king Darius wrote to all the peoples of the earth. How long would it take him to write to all the countries of the world? If this mistranslation were true, king Darius would be writing to all the people of King Cyrus’ kingdom. How many different languages would that be that Darius wrote? Did he understand all the languages?
Luke 2:1: “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.”
According to this mistranslation, Caesar Augustus taxed the entire world. But he didn’t. Caesar did not tax Asia, most of Africa, North, South and Central America, etc. Do you think that the Eskimos paid the tax to Caesar? Do you think that the Mayas and the Aztecs paid their share of tax too? They didn’t know Rome even existed.
Acts 11:27, 28:
27) “And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
28) And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.”
According to this mistranslation, there was a world-wide famine in the days of Claudius Caesar. But there is no record of such a great dearth in most of the countries of the world at this time. If the whole world was in these great deficiencies, wouldn’t there be wholesale deaths from starvation that occurred all over the world?
Mark 16:17, 18:
17) “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”
18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
This is a verse that has caused much confusion mostly in Pentecostal churches. Many of their members speak, not a new language, but new sounds of gibberish; understandable by nobody. But they ignore the verse that is found in the first letter to the Corinthians.
1 Corinthians 14:27, 28:
27) “If any man speak in an unknown tongue [actual language], let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
28) But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church, and let him speak to himself, and to God.”
“Tongue” shall be translated “language.” If there be speakers who express a language that is foreign to the other members of the church, there must be someone who can interpret so the rest of the church can understand what is said. What good would it be if the speaker spoke in the German language if no one in the congregation understood that language? There would have to be a translator present who could interpret what the speaker said.
This happened to me when I traveled with a group of Americans to Romania for the purpose of preaching there. It was mostly the young people of Romania who could understand English. That was because, when Communist Russia occupied Romania several decades before we came there, English was not taught in the schools.
Now, after the Communists left in 1989, after being there for 42 years, the children were taught English as their second language in the public schools. So, the children could understand English, while the vast number of adults couldn’t. Even some of the children were our translators when we talked with their parents and other adults.
When we gave our sermons, there had to be an interpreter. The Romanian pastor was our translator. He listened to what we said in English, and after about two or three sentences, he would translate what we said into Romanian. That way, everyone in the church had the opportunity to understand what was said. If there were no translator, no one would have understood what we were saying except for the children and a few adults.
Joshua 10:12, 13:
12) “Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, the valley of Ajalon.
13) And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So, the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.”
This is another mistranslation that has left many bible students with the wrong meaning. With this wrong mistranslation the readers of the Bible are misled into believing that what occurred was one of the greatest miracles, if not the greatest of all time. They must believe that the sun stood still for approximately 24 hours. There are all kinds of problems if this had happened, but it didn’t. And there was no need for such a difficult miracle. When you put all the facts of what happened, another possibility appears:
- Israel marched all night very quickly,
- They fought intensely against the Amorites, beginning in the morning in the very hot sun,
- When the sun was high in the sky, Joshua prayed to His God for victory,
- Joshua received a day that had never happened before—a very hot day suddenly turned into a cool violent hailstorm,
- The huge hailstones killed more Amorites than the Israelites did with the sword (Joshua 10:11),
- The tired Israelite army got the victory and the rest that they needed,
- The sun didn’t “stand still”, it “stopped shining” when it was covered by a host of rain producing hail clouds.
In other words, the day changed almost instantaneously from a very hot day to a cool, violent hailstorm in a matter of minutes. The Israelite army didn’t need a longer day, they were already up for over 36 hours. The Israelite army didn’t need a longer day, they were very tired and suffering under hot weather conditions. What they needed was for the hot sunny day to be instantly changed to a cool severe storm that killed more of the enemy than they did and then they could sleep. And that is exactly what they got.
Galatians 3:28:“There is neither Jew nor Greek [Hellen—Greek], there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” and 1 Corinthians 12:13: “For by one spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles [Helen—Greek], whether we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one spirit.”
The two verses say the same thing and the interesting thing here is again in the translations. In both verses “Greeks” and “Gentiles” are translated from the same world “Hellen” in the Greek text of these verses. “Gentiles” is translated from the word “ethnos” which means “nations”, not “Greeks”.
The modern-day Jews influenced Judeo-Christian preachers so that they say almost unanimously that there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles. All are God’s children. This is the mistake that the Jews want the Christians to know and believe. This is one of their big lies.
Christian-Identity is the one of the last of all Christianity who has a theology that identifies who is who. For the New Testament reunites the Judean Israelites with those who were in the Dispersion into one body by the death of Jesus the Christ, their kinsman. The House of Israel in the dispersion was of the same race, but strangers through the same Spirit, with which they were anointed. They were able to be reconciled unto God in one body by the “the cross” and “resurrection”. In one body there is no difference between the Israelite Judeans (House of Judah) and those of the Dispersion (House of Israel). They are all the same race. This belief would be known, in today’s world, as racism. Racism, as taught in the Bible, is true.
Ephesians 2:18: “For through Him [Jesus, the Messiah] we both[two groups: 1. House of Judah and 2. House of Israel] have access by one Spirit, unto the Father.”
So, when the Judeo-Christian church says that today there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, they are leading the sheep to the wolves. There is no difference today between the House of Israel and the House of Judah, but there is a great difference between the Jews (wicked seed Kenites, Canaanites, Edomites, Idumeans, etc.) and Israel (pure-blooded descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob). And the difference is racial. For those who want to end racism, they are saying that they want to put an end to Biblical teaching. That, for example, is what the Promise Keepers movement was all about. They attempted to end racism. They almost succeeded.
Romans 1:26, 27:
26) “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.
27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”
Pro-gay advocates say that these two verses are referring to the acts that happened in a pagan temple as part of idolatrized worship. But if what they say if true, homosexuality would still be a sin.
For what do they say about verses like these two. It is as plain as day:
Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they [the two sodomites] shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
What is an abomination to God? A person who lies with a man in the way that a man lies with a woman. What should happen to the two people who engage in this sodomite behavior? Death.
A sodomite and all the other LGBTQ+ individuals are an abomination to God. Gay revisionist theology has in recent years threatened to substantially alter the Christian church and biblical doctrine. When God is said to sanction what He plainly forbids, then a serious heresy is unfolded.
Do you confirm or repress that activity which is an abomination to our LORD God? Do we avoid those who are sodomites even if they are our sons, our daughters or are good friends? What if they are now are our parents or a member of our family?
Numbers 5:27: “And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.”
But the NIV translation made this interpretation in 2011 that some abortionists use:
27) “If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse.”
Abortionists even translate the word “miscarry” as “abortion.” But there are only two English translations out of many, that translate the word “miscarry.” But it says in the other translations that “her abdomen will swell, and her thigh will waste away.” Nothing about miscarriage or abortion.
This verse describes what an Israelite man should do if he suspected that his Israelite wife had committed sex outside of their marriage vow but has no proof. He should bring her to the priest, who would mix dust from the Tabernacle floor with water and tell her to drink the concoction. But the pro-abortion crowd would say that if she was guilty, the drink would cause her abdomen to swell and her womb to miscarry. But how could that be if she wasn’t even pregnant?
The only other translation found that inserts the word “miscarry” is the relatively little-used Common English Bible, also published in 2011. Four of the five denominations responsible for the CEB—the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church USA, and the United Methodist Church—were abortion proponents. The fifth, Disciples of Christ, wanted abortion to be legal but rare.
John 3:3, 7:
3) “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again [or born from above], he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
7) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again[or born from above].”
Have you ever wondered how come there is so much preaching on being “born again” when it is only mentioned three times in the Bible (1 Peter 1:23 is the other verse)? Bible translations like the New International Version, New Living Translation, English Standard Version, and King James Bible translated the Greek, “genneithei anothen” as “born again”. However, the International Standard Version, New English Translation Bible, New American Bible (Revised Edition) and New Revised Standard Version translated these as “born from above”. Which translation is correct?
In most translations, the words “born again” have been carried on in a traditional manner, suggesting that a second “birth” is necessary to enter the Kingdom of God. But many Bibles, in their margins, will have “from above” showing this is what the original word means.
When we investigate the words spoken, we find that it was Nicodemus who suggested about entering a second time into “his mother’s womb.” This was the interpretation that Nicodemus put on Jesus’ words, but Jesus did not say anything about a second time even if the translations make Him appear or say He did. Jesus did not use the word “again”. There is no manuscript at all that says Jesus used the word “again.”
The Greek word “deuteros” that Nicodemus spoke appears in the New Testament 44 times, and it always means “twice” or “again”. Jesus did not use the word Nicodemus spoke, but used the word “anothen”. Knowing this one-word difference helps understand the problems there are with the popular concept. Jesus confirmed to Nicodemus that He was not speaking of a second birth when He told Nicodemus that He was referring to being born of water and of Spirit. Jesus did not use the future tense as did Nicodemus.
The Christian Church has picked up the words Nicodemus spoke, rather than the words of Jesus. Jesus chided Nicodemus for not knowing “these things” (v. 10). Likewise, today, our preachers need chiding for the same reason of not knowing “these things.” Jesus went on to say that not every person is begotten “of the Spirit,” noting that that which is “of flesh” is of the flesh, being begotten that way.
Exodus 4:22: “Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn.”
Through Abraham and Sarah, God established the basis for Abraham’s seed to become the Sons of God (John 1:12). God was making a new beginning with Abraham. None other than the seed of Abraham, through the son of promise, Isaac, has this opportunity or potential. Abraham’s seven other sons did not have this potential by themselves. The brethren [kinsmen of the same womb of Sarah] have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit of God. The “natural” man [those not born of Isaac’s line] cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God. He affirms Jesus’ statement that anyone who is not begotten of the original sowing [in the womb of Sarah] cannot see the Kingdom of God.
Nowhere in the Bible can we find any suggestion of the humanist’s brotherhood of all men. God is expressed as the Father of Israel only. He is the father of all men (of Israel), not all men (of all races).
(This section on being “born from above” was taken from the late Arnold Kennedy’s, The Exclusiveness of Israel, pages 114-119.)
Acts 10:45: “And they of the circumcision [House of Judah] which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles [House of Israel] also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Universalists use the account of the vision of Peter’s in Acts 10, of unclean animals in the sheet, to represent peoples of all races. And, in addition, they say that the unclean animals are now clean and there are no animals that can’t be eaten. They totally ignore what Peter said that he had never and would never eat any of the unclean animals.
But the universalists don’t mention why the people of the circumcision, i.e. House of Judah, were astonished. The House of Judah was not astonished, as most churches teach, that they could now eat shrimp, pig and rabbit, or that for the first time, non-Israelites were now added to the kingdom of Israel, but that the House of Israel, after being divorced by God for over seven centuries (700 years) was now made clean. The death of Jesus ended their marriage law of their first marriage and His resurrection made Him the groom of Israel once again. It had nothing to do with cleansing the unclean animals or the non-Israelite men/women. The unclean animals represented the unclean and uncircumcised members of the House of Israel.
35) “And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.
36) Take thou no usury of him, or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
37) Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victual for increase.”
Usury in Christendom provides a detailed understanding of how a den of thieves robbed the followers of Christ of their patrimony. For most of the first 1500 years of Christianity, the lending of money at interest or usury was unanimously condemned by the church leaders, the many councils and the saints of the early Church. But the Jews got the approval of a unique scripture-twisting heresy which started inside the Church centuries before the Enlightenment and the dawn of the modern era. Western civilization was profoundly disfigured by the ecclesiastic charging of interest on debt.
And it is not just simple interest, but compound interest.
$50,000 borrowed at 6% for 15 years, you would pay a total of $95,000. You would pay $45,000 in interest; $3000 a year.
$50,000 borrowed at 6% for 15 years compounded daily, you would pay a total of $122,970.97. You would pay 72,970.97 in interest; an average of $4864.73 a year.
Why is compound interest even allowed? It is used in credit card debt, mortgages on home, cars and boats, and many other kinds of loans. In our example, the borrower would have to pay almost $28,000 more in compound interest than simple interest. It is a strange, complicated formula; A = P (1 + r/n)nt .
Usury, all usury, used to be banned by Christian doctrine, as it was and is by Muslim doctrine. Now, why do you think that this is the case? Because it is taught in the Bible.
In the late Middle Ages, the problem of financing and setting up capitalist institutions in the face of the Christian ban on usury was resolved by allowing Jews to act as bankers. After being kicked out of Britain for about 370 years, Oliver Cromwell (the ruler of kingless Britain) let the Jews back into Britain after accepting a loan from them. He gave them permission to be the bankers of a usury bank in one of the lands of Israel. It has all been downhill from there.
Martin Luther’s ministry was sponsored by the Jews until near the end of his life. It was when Martin was at the last few years of living, that he read the Jewish Talmud. Martin became so disgusted with the Jews when he read their “holy book” that he, not only became argumentatively against the Jews, but against their practices. He changed his mind and was against all usury practices, including the banks. As a result, the Jews, like what they did to Hitler, totally dropped their support of Martin Luther. The Jews, instead, switched their support to John Calvin, who supported the Jews ungodly practice of violating God’ Law by providing usury loans.
Revelation 20:5: “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
This familiar passage of the resurrection has been quoted for years and used as a basis for many religious doctrines. However, this translation, given by the King James’ Version is not found in the Bible’s oldest Greek manuscript of the book of Revelation, the Codex Sinaiticus. Nor is this translation found in the oldest Aramaic manuscript, the Khabouris Codex.
Therefore, what is in the King James’ Version of the Bible, appears to be a later, spurious addition to the Bible. Thus, when we verify the manuscripts, we find that this portion that says, “the rest of the dead did not rise to life until the end of the thousand years”, was not really part of the original Bible. This would imply that someone inserted this part in later manuscripts with potentially ulterior motives.
So, the question now is, which translation of Revelation 20:5 is correct?
“But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection restoration OR
“This is the first restoration.”?
As nouns the difference between resurrection and restoration is that resurrection is the act of arising from the dead and becoming alive again while restoration is the process of bringing an object back to its original state; the process of restoring something.
More on this subject two sermons from now.
Genesis 7:2: “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee [Noah] by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.”
The last example is not a mistranslation, but something that a lot or Bible readers overlook. How many times have we seen a drawing of all the animals of the world marching into the ark by twos; never pointing out the difference between the unclean animals marching one by one and the clean marching seven by seven.
Why seven times more clean animals than unclean? The Bible doesn’t directly say, but it does indicate that only clean animals were to be eaten and sacrificed. So, there had to more clean than unclean animals. It provided Noah and his family some meat to eat and a few animals to make sacrifices to God (Genesis 8:20).
And notice that there was one male for each female. There were not only two males or only two females or only 14 males or only 14 females. They were to reproduce their kind. If everyone in the world was a homosexual there would be no babies born. The world would end in one generation.
The most prevalent and destructive heresy of the church today is Arminianism. The second is Calvinism. They both teach universalism. (further review: "The Three Theological Systems of Christianity")
James Arminius began conscientiously teaching his unorthodox doctrine during the late 1500s. He opposed the Bible’s teaching on the will, election, reprobation, predestination, providence and other doctrines of the Lutherans and later the Calvinists. His teachings consisted in a summary of five points which bore direct witness against the last 1500 years of orthodox teaching and completely against Biblical truth.
He and his followers taught:
1) That though the fall affected man, it did not affect him completely to render him spiritually helpless.
2) That God based His election of people to salvation in Christ on foreseeing their faith down through the halls of time. Those who were having faith in Christ were elected.
3) That Christ died for all men universally, making the possibility of salvation open to all if they would have faith.
4) That the Holy Spirit’s work in regeneration could be resisted. That any man could reject the saving work of grace on his heart and resist the Spirit by his own free will.
5) That the believer can, by unbelief, fall from grace, and lose his salvation.
This was set in opposition to the Calvinists five points of salvation (T.U.L.I.P.) which also was in error because it totally ignored the covenant that God made with the patriarchs and also taught universalism.
Arminianism, the gospel that is mostly taught in America’s churches, is not the gospel of the Bible. It is a grand delusion of the depraved mind. It is a damning heresy for those who continue in it defending it as the truth. Arminians believe that their faith is the determining factor of salvation, and they then treat Christ as the one who caters to their every whim and fancy.
Man is the sovereign and Christ is not. In doing so, they have denied Christ, as our only Sovereign and Lord. They have propagated a false view of God, of salvation, of grace, and of the redeeming work of the cross.
How was this done? How could so many pure-blooded Israelites believe such a different doctrine? Mistranslations of the Bible was one way.
Now ministers, like the son of Billy Graham, are on television telling the listener that if they just repeat the 15-second prayer said by Mr. Graham that they will be “saved.” Other churches just have a small paper that they ask their guests to check off the square that says that they gave their life to Jesus. They, too, are said to be now “saved.” Other churches have the unsaved just come up to the front of the congregation and say that they “accept Jesus” and they are told that they, too, are now “born again.”
This is Arminianism at its worse. Anyone of any race can obtain this salvation, is what we are told. How is this done? By changing some of the words in the Bible…by mistranslating some of the key words of the Bible…by ignoring conflicting scriptures in the Bible...and by having no remedy for the “lost” House of Israel.
There is no mention of the covenant that Almighty God made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. There is no mention of the everlasting promises made to the descendants of these three had with these people who He was the literal king of for over three centuries.
Almost all Christian churches today teach deceptive Satanic doctrines. They are now no longer the Church of Jesus Christ. They are wrong because they are multi-racial, mixed-up in the role of the genders, their toleration of individuals who are an abomination to God, confused by their strange music that they perform, their lack of preaching true Christian doctrine, their lack of identifying who their to-the-death enemies are, and their ignorance of the usury loans of the bankers and credit cards.
Matthew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christ, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive…the very elect.”
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.