“in the doctrine of Christ”

Friday, October 4, 2019

The world and Church has been steadily moving into the most spiritually perilous, but yet glorious time in history – the last generation of this present age. Great responsibility comes with that truth – a responsibility that has power unto eternal death or eternal life. The question is, are you aware of, and have you prepared for this now-present, and ever-worsening end-time reality?

One spiritually treasonous threat now present is the lie that Christianity, Islam, and Judaism worship the same God. This is the lie of the ages! Yet, many so-called Christian pastors and teachers teach their flocks this corrupt lie. This is the traitorous lie upon which many build false ecumenism with other religions; systems of falsehood regarding Jesus, the Son of God. We who know the truth must protect and defend against this corruption now sweeping the world.

In our Western societies, defending the truth may cost us our lives, as is occurring now in many parts of the world. But right now is the time to decide where and with whom we stand. Will you stand with Jesus Christ and His exclusive Name that saves or will you believe false teachers who sell out our Lord Jesus as did Judas Iscariot? The choice is yours; in the love and purity of Christ, I exhort you to not allow anyone to malign Christ as being equal to the gods of Islam or Judaism.

While many high profile celebrity pastors are leading proponents of this false ecumenism that influences millions worldwide, its origin is Pope Francis from whom many have taken their lead. Please read this article by The Christian Post, and note that this interfaith “project is a result of Roman Catholic Pope Francis’ papal visit to Abu Dhabi in February when the pontiff and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar in Egypt signed a declaration establishing the interfaith Higher Committee of Human Fraternity”. False ecumenism is a covert end-time apostasy!

Commit to your heart these biblical truths – “Whoever denies the Son [Islam and Judaism both deny the Son] does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:23). And “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [neither Islam nor Judaism do] does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds” (2 John 1:9–11).

Globally, on the political front there’s much chaos, all of which distracts from the growing apostate unity with other religions fomenting in the Church. Spiritual rebellion against Christ is exploding among prominent Christian leaders. But very few discern that Pope Francis leads the nations to implement the U.N. 2030 Agenda which will lead, not only to the New World Order, but a One World Religion, and ultimately, the mandatory worship of the beast of Revelation.

Islam and Judaism do not abide in the doctrine of Christ – they are both antichrist, yet many prominent Christian pastors lead their flock to find false common ground with both. But every religion outside of Christ is hell-bound, and Pope Francis is deceptively weaving the false fabric of ecumenism that will ultimately unite all religions as being equal. Where is the discernment in the so-called evangelical churches? Where is the leadership warning against this apostasy? It’s nearly non-existent because many do not abide in God’s love that divides truth from apostasy.

You can change this for yourself and your loved ones, but it will come at the cost of loving Christ more than organized religion. That was the message of Christ’s apostles who came out of organized religion to serve the true and living God in Christ. It cost them their lives, something most in Western Christianity know little to nothing about, nor are prepared for. Most simply do not even consider the end-times as they cling to their hopeless pre-tribulation rapture narrative.

To abide “in the doctrine of Christ” (2 John 1:9–11), includes His teaching that He gathers His elect “Immediately after the tribulation” (Matt. 24:29–31). Many will argue against this truth citing their pre-trib rapture tradition, but seriously, their argument holds absolutely no truth. That’s why Jesus identified tradition as making the word of God of no effect, Mark 7:13.

Pope Francis and his apostate authority is not only within his church, but extends to the U.N., and to global leaders, to religious centers, and even evangelical churches throughout the world. Though not yet fully realized, Pope Francis, has, and continues to unite the world to himself. In the not so distant future his authority will make war against any and all who are true Christians, just as the Roman Catholic Church did for many centuries before the Protestant Reformation, only this time “there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt. 24:21). Are you prepared for that?

Now is the time to set our spiritual lives in order. Now is the time to prepare to be “counted worthy to escape all these things” (Luke 21:36) and find the safety and provision of God at the point of mid-tribulation when “the woman [the prepared church] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days” (Rev. 12:6). Let’s make this our priority as we live for and honor the Lord Jesus and “abide in the doctrine of Christ”. We must not be taken captive by a deceitful false unity.

America is in the crosshairs of anarchy and rebellion as a result of socialist Saul D. Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” employed by the Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Waters, and Cummings far Left, among others. They advance social, political, racial and religious hatred and hysteria, inciting disobedience, subversion of law, and division, and now even demand the preposterous impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. The love of most has indeed grown ice cold. It is also sad that most of the church is spiritually clueless in advising its people how to reconcile the signs of the times with biblical prophetic truths of these end-times and how to prepare.

As I’ve often said, I strongly believe God will set into motion the beginning of the final seven years of this age by the Fall harvest months of 2021, but it could certainly be sooner. The Fall harvest months of 2021 mark 73 1/2 years from the date of Israel’s rebirth of May 1948. Jesus said the generation that sees that will not pass away until all these things are fulfilled, see Matt. 24:32–35. And by Psa. 90:10, the general duration of a generation is 80 years. My heart cries for the millions of Christians who do not know, nor are being taught by their church leaders, pastors and teachers. Much is at stake. Pray with me that God will open hearts and minds to know, and to believe, and prepare in the testimony of Jesus Christ, and “in the doctrine of Christ”.

Marlin J. Yoder

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I'm a non-denominational ordained minister, and have written TheFridayLetter.com for many years and teach the truths of Jesus Christ with an emphasis on the end-times. This on-line and in-person ministry to which God called me helps many people to know the truths of Christ rather than traditions of men which make "the word of God of no effect" (Mark 7:13).

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