Has God Abandoned the Church?

17 Jul

Last Wednesday, a fringe cult group, who attempts to claim to be “true christians” went through all the major churches parking lots here in Twin Falls, and left behind a 14 page document, entitled The Higher Calling, on each of the vehicles in the lots.  While all the papers left at Cornerstone Baptist Church (CBC) were gathered up, other churches in the area were less fortunate.  One pastor friend of mine didn’t find out about these documents until it was too late and everyone in his church had a copy.

I was given the privilege to review this paper.  If they have a legitimate point, I would very much be interested in hearing it.  Yet, if the document contained errors, it was my responsibility to bring them out for others to see.

The basic premise of this paper was that 40 years (after the start of the church), Satan crept in and convinced the church elders and pastors to change certain meanings of key words.  Because of this deception, 99.9% of all churches today are not following Scripture.  If this is true, then the believer still living on this Earth is in serious trouble.  Not only do we have an unreliable and ignorant pastors, but we also have a God who has abandoned us.  While the document itself contained many points that were unScriptural, I just want to just focus on this one single point:  did God abandon the body of believers called the church to its own end?

In order to answer this question, we must first establish the authority of our answer.  The foundation a Bible-believing Christian will always use is not his intellect, nor contemporary opinions.  The Christian will not make his foundation on traditions, but will rest entirely on the Word of God.  This is our foundation, and the stone of our authority.

Fact:  God Will Not Abandon the Saved

Here are some promises that come directly out of the Bible:

Hebrews 13:5-6Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
1 Chronicles 28:20 – And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
Psalms 37:25I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Psalms 37:28For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

My friend, has God forsaken His own?  Did He allow that Devil to sneak in on the believers and dupe them into changing the Word of God?  I think Not!  Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11).  He Himself gave His life for His sheep.  Do you really believe that He will sit idle and allow His great enemy to dupe 99.9% of those He came to seek and save (Luke 19:10).
What absolute terror it would be if this were true.  The only person who would want the child of the Living God to believe that is Satan himself.
In Ephesians 13:10, God tells us through Paul that we are sealed unto the Day of Redemption.  God has placed into every single saved soul, His very own Holy Spirit.  To teach otherwise goes directly against Scripture, and is nothing short of heresy.

The material handed out on July 14th, was not of God, nor was it distributed by God-fearing believers. Their methods were disrespectful and filthy.  If they were truly seeking to obey God’s Word, they should have first handed the paper to the church’s pastor for he is God appointed to be the shepherd of that flock (Acts 20:28; Titus 1:7; Hebrews 13:17).  Yet they snuck around like wolves themselves, and tried causing division in other’s churches, which is nothing short of disgraceful.  My friends, there are many churches that I personally disagree with.  They run after fads and marketing scams, rather than stand on the pure Word of God.  But I am not going to sneak into their churches and hide in corners seeking to draw away their flock.  This action is wicked.  No wonder the author wouldn’t put his name on the paper, but signed it as Anonymous.

Hopefully, I will have the time to address further errors of this document.  I thought about posting a copy here on BibleScholar, but I don’t want to promote such heresy, and besides, I don’t have the author’s permission.

1 Comment

Posted by on 17-July-2010 in Uncategorized


One response to “Has God Abandoned the Church?

  1. Kathy Thompson

    17-July-2010 at 8:11 PM

    Bro. John, I think you should send this as a letter to the editor to the Times News! Share with others about the tactics and deceits of those leaving the used to spread these lies.


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