“Many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matt. 7:22-23.
The worst degree of being lost is to be lost and not know it. Trusting all is well, only to find at the end that destruction awaits. Oh, what a horror to awaken on the Judgment Day to the words, “Depart from me, I never knew you”!
What is this that would give souls a false hope of heaven, and silence the conscience to the dealings of the Spirit? It is a false gospel preached by false prophets that is producing false experiences. This has plunged multitudes into such a drunken stupor that the dealings of the Holy Spirit can scarcely penetrate the dense sleep and false security that barricades souls from the light.
This is the lethal poison of Babylon’s cup by which the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk. This is the reason for the urgency of the call of Revelation 18:4: “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” For this is her plague, the plague of Zechariah 14:12-17: “Their flesh shall consume away [because of spiritual starvation from a lack of the Word of God], and their eyes shall consume away in their holes [stricken with spiritual blindness], and their tongue shall consume away in your mouth [You will be smitten with a spirit of silence]…and his hand shall rise up against…his neighbor [because of the confusion and disunity].” And every soul that will not come out, “upon them shall be no rain.”
And this is the plague from which rescue is nigh impossible, for you are left wandering in the halls and corridors of confusion and darkness without eyes nor the light of a candle to light the way, and false prophets telling you lies, “Lo here is the way, and lo there.” Oh, what a great lostness to be wandering in a land where the voice of the true trumpeters, harpers, pipers, and musicians are no more. No true ministers to show the way. A silence broken only by the croaking of the three unclean spirits like frogs and the shrieks of the vultures gathered to the carcasses of the dead and dying. A land where the millstone grinds no more; a desert land without food and water. A land where the voice of the Bridegroom and the bride – “Christ and the church” – are heard no more at all, and no craftsman shall be found there. No one to build and restore the waste places. (Revelation 18:22-23.) A land of slumber, silence, darkness and sorceries. Ah, yes, sorceries by which all nations are deceived, seduced into sleep upon the brink of hell.
Ah, what sorcery is this that can cause those who profess to be followers of Christ to feel not the slightest twinge of sorrow at the division and widespread sectism that represents professed Christendom today, directly contrary to the burden of Calvary.
What sorcery that would cause the Catholic to worship dumb idols and trust in Mary when Jesus said, “I am the way the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”? Dear Catholic, how have you been tricked into being a part of a religion that is responsible for the demented inquisitions, tortures, and violent extermination of millions of souls in the name of God.
What sorcery that causes the Calvinist to believe that man is a mere robot in the hands of a sadistic God who will reward the saved for being what they could not help but be and damning the lost for doing exactly what they are believed to be created to do. Dear Calvinist, you have voided out the need for Calvary since from eternity some were unchangeably destined to be lost and others to be saved. And you have made God the author of sin.
What a filthy mixture that would cause the Pentecostal to forget that the Holy Spirit produces holiness instead of senseless and sensual peepings and mutterings that edify neither God nor man, and that the wisdom that is from above is first pure. They profess the Jesus who drove the demons from the man of the Gadarenes and caused him to be clothed and in his right mind, when they are possessed of a spirit that will cause them to lose their right mind and behave in all manner of unseemly sensual and immodest ways. Claiming the God who destroyed the prophets of Baal while they themselves imitate them.
Dear Pentecostal soul, some go to the bar to gratify their fleshly senses, and you go to church to gratify the same desires. Both are of the same spirit and produce the same high. Only yours is more deceptive, for you have veiled it under the name of religion.
What sorcery that will cause the Amish to trust in their traditions and their form of godliness while they are denying the power thereof. Denying the power to live free from sin, to have true separation from the world, to have true unity. Denying the power to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Indeed they care not to heed the great commission of the Master, they care not for the lost and have nothing to offer them but division, strife, formality, and spiritual deadness and decay.
What is there more? We have only touched the tip of the iceberg, for we could speak of many more–so-called church of God groups that are full of racism, worldliness, and ecumenical spirits. Jehovah’s Witnesses proselytizing the world, making them twofold more the child of hell than themselves, teaching there is no soul, no hell, and denying the divinity of Jesus Christ and so denying the sacrifice of Calvary. Mormons, followers of a filthy dreamer, denying all reason because of the heart burn they have received from eating the indigestible chaff of Joseph Smith. Charity groups and home churches with their loose fellowships and independent spirits, where all are rulers and there are none to give an account to. All are drunk.
Why do we take it upon ourselves to call out the errors of all these religions? Dear friends, we have been commissioned by God to do it, if perchance you would awake for a moment and flee from her plagues and the wrath to come. We have been commissioned to “Reward her even as she rewarded [us], and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.” Rev. 18:6.
We do not decry and point out the errors of false religion without offering a solution. Dear souls, there is good news, for there is a city of refuge to flee to. There is a place where the watchmen lift up the voice together in unity. A place of purity, holiness, and love. Yes the church of God, the bride of Christ, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing.
Jerusalem, the city of peace, is calling to all honest souls that are tired of drinking from Babylon’s poisonous cup and being misled by her sorceries. “Come out of her my people.”
Are you tired of her abuses? There is a place wherein is the tree of life, the leaves of which are for your healing. Are you sick of drinking of the murky waters of her false doctrine? There is a place where flows the pure river of life, clear as crystal.
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Rev. 22:17.