The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary
By David Cox

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Introduction

The Catholic church exalts Mary into a position of being a goddess, equal to or over the Trinity. This godness status they assign her cannot be “ruined” by having sexual relations with a man.

“It is Catholic faith that Mary was a virgin before the divine birth; during it; and after it—Our Lady never had any other children” (Mary—Doctrine for Everyman, p. 14).

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FP: The Bad Fruit of a False Prophet part 2

Fruit of a False ProphetSummary: This study will investigate what the fruit (life and ministry) of a false prophet. Part 2 of this series is simply an introduction and begins by contrasting a man of God’s fruit (piety and holiness) with the false prophet’s fruit (sin, not doing God’s will).

For an overview, see
False Prophets and Teachers Overview

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Fruit of a False Prophet and the Bible

Fruit of a False Prophet and the Bible is a study on how false prophets mishandle the Word of God, not fulfilling it in their own life.

Fruit of a False Prophet and his Handling of the Word of God

Fruit of a False Prophet and the Bible
by Pastor David Cox

Summary: This study will investigate what the fruit (life and ministry) of a false prophet. Part 1 of this series is simply an introduction, and begins by contrasting a man of God’s fruit (piety and holiness) with the false prophet’s fruit (sin, not doing God’s will). Continue reading

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FP: Overview of the False Prophet

Overview of the False Prophet

False Prophet
By David Cox

Summary: This is post is an index page for all our studies on the topic of “false_prophet”. Here we will define what is a false_prophet, describe him biblically, his methods and techniques, his goals and objectives, and his show what God says about him.

The existence of false_prophets and teachers is a given in the Bible. You cannot read and understand the Bible without seeing the danger and existence of false prophets. What God wants is for us to discern the incorrect from the correct. God’s instruction about false_prophets is a warning so that we can correctly identify the false prophet and separate from them and their ministries so as not to be hurt, nor enter into the judgment of God on them.

For an overview, see
False Prophets and Teachers Overview

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Quran Koran Contradictions

Quran Koran Contradictions

Quran Koran Contradictions
By David Cox

When we consider that the Bible is a divinely inspired book, that God himself gave us all the words of the Bible, and that God himself made sure that there were no contradictions nor errors, this is what causes us to have confidence in our Bible.

For muslims, they pretend to hold the same true for the Quran/Koran. But they have a problem. First of all, the Bible claims to be inspired, and they “lightly” hold the Bible as also being inspired, though they hold more dearly to the Quran. One or the other must be supremely inspired (and the other a falsehood), or if they both are true, they must harmonize completely, and not contradict themselves between themselves.

When we compare the Bible and Quran, they contradict themselves. Therefore, we should insist on the inspiration of the Bible (came first, set the historical context for Quran, etc) and reject the Quran as being infallible. If the Quran is not infallible (BOTH BIBLE AND THE QURAN CAME BOTH BE INFALLIBLE IF THEY CONTRADICT ONE ANOTHER), it is of little or no use in dicating to us religious morals and commandments. Note Contradictions within the Quran notes where Islam allows changes to be made to the Quran, such as praying towards Jerusalem was changed to Mecca, punishment for adulteresses was life imprisonment (Sura 4:15) but it was changed to flogging with 100 strikes (Sura 24:2), etc.

Internal Contradictions

Answeringislam.org – 121 Contradictions.
rim.org
Carm.org – very clear examples.
wikiislam.org
1000mistakes.com
BeholdtheBeast.com
youthapologeticstraining.com

External Errors

Answeringislam.org | Science | History |

Verses Contradicting Earlier Revelations

Answeringislam.org

Sources

AnsweringIslam.org

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Identifying Cults Leadership

Identifying Cults Leadership

Identifying Cults Leadership
By David Cox

In this article Identifying Cults Leadership I talk about how a cult’s leadership is identified. They work very differently from true works of God. Continue reading

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Problems with Calvary Chapel Movement

Problems with Calvary Chapel Movement

Problems with Calvary Chapel Movement
By David Cox

The Calvary Chapel movement was built around Chuck Smith, now deceased. The CC movement was built around this pastor, and there are over 1500 churches related to Smith’s church. The movement is very strong in believing in the inspiration of Scripture.

Non-Cessationist position

The principal thing that I see wrong from the beginning is that they do not believe in the cessation of spiritual gifts. So essentially they are still within the Pentecostal mindset. Chuck Smith came out of the Pentecostal movement by the way. Continue reading

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FP: More Characteristics of False Prophets

More Characteristics of False Prophets

This post continues the study on False prophets found here.

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Cults: Watchman Nee

Watching Out For Watchman Nee

http://watchmanforjesus.blogspot.mx/2010/05/why-i-can-no-longer-endorse-any-of.html

Note from webmaster David Cox

First of all, know the history of Watchman Nee. He was a house church pastor that started that movement in China. During his life he spent many years in prison. That is nothing to gloss over as insignificant. It is my understanding that none of his works have survived. I say that in the point that everything we now have “as being a work by Watchman Nee” is actually notes taken from his followers, and almost all are Witness Lee. So there is doubt as to whether anything original in his handwriting survived. Nothing was printed before he died. Whatever the relationship was between Watchman Nee and Witness Lee is not something the world will ever know completely. Maybe Witness Lee got it all right, or maybe to continue with the majority of his teachings, Watchman Nee winked at Witness Lee’s errors. So we are talking about “proximity teaching”, that of what a disciple heard from his master.

So I don’t know how you can talk definitively about Nee. What really is his teaching?

Secondly, and this is major for me, is the issue of authority. In Nee’s book on Spiritual Ascendency, he advocates for submission of the members under the pastor. From what I understand this is in relation to work and a mate. I do not hold to that position. Each Christian should find God’s will for their own life, and good counsel is very important. But in the end, the yes or no decision is in the individual’s hands not that of his pastor. I have crossed cultists that reference this work as almost “Bible”. It opens the door to mind control by the cultist.

From what I have read from his books, Watchman Nee is exactly in the same group as Jesse Penn-Lewis, E.M. Bounds, etc of the Holiness movement before tongues. It is highly devotional reading. The problem is to always compare everything you hear and read to Scripture.

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FP: False prophets worship other gods

False prophets worship other gods

False prophets worship other gods
By David Cox

False prophets worship other godsThis article establishes that false prophets seek to worship other gods, and they teach and arrange things for the same within their church. Although this is not apparent, it is very true.

First of all, the worship of the true God of heaven is focused in an identification, an understanding, and an imitation of the divine character. This is essentially holiness. This character of God is discerned through studying the Scriptures, and once discerned and understood, then the believer would apply this divine character to their own life.  Continue reading

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