The Norwegian Pentecostal Movement is part of the great harlot mentioned in John. Obvious. 17-18!
From my commentaries Revelation 18.1. Then I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great power, and the earth was illuminated by the splendor around him.
Yet again it was an angel came down and lit the earth. It needed it the truth when it was dark and the dark hours as the Council. Jesus says of this time. Joh. e. 9 4b. There comes a night when no man can work.
2 And he cried with a very voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! It has been a haunt of evil spirits, a hangout for all kinds of evil spirits, even a refuge for all sorts of unclean and detestable bird.
Through the ages it has skjøgekristendom and harlot religion has been a place of evil spirits. How now, and so then. It is a refuge and hiding place of darkness. Jesus had the challenge and the challenge is also his congregation at any time. Markus 1 21 They came to Capernaum, and when it was the Sabbath, he went into the synagogue and taught the people. 22 They were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with authority and not as the scribes.
23 Now there was in their synagogue a man who was possessed by an unclean spirit. He began to cry: 24 "What you have to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? If you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God! "25 But Jesus rebuked the spirit and said:" Be quiet and come out of him! "26 And the unclean spirit shook the man, screamed and rushed out of him . 27 All were amazed and asked one another: "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him. "28 And his fame spread soon all over Galilee.
3 For all nations have drunk of her fornication wine, a wine of wrath, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and merchants around the world have become rich by her lavish well-being. "
In all false religion, also the Christians have carnal people and secular state more to say than Jesus' true friends and those who are born again and live in the light of his life. The world has never or will never know the truth of Christianity, for them this is life in and with God unknown. But to make profit on religion, it is the master of. They are merchants who can bargain and turn to God's word here and there and add a little here and there. All of it has to fit in and not offend. Isaiah 5 8 Woe to those who add house to house and add field to field, until no more are back again, so you can sit alone in the country!
9 From the Lord of hosts, sounds in my ears: Surely many houses shall be desolate and large, fine houses stand empty. 22 Woe to those who are heroes - to drink wine, and valiant men - to mix liquor, 23 as against bribery acquit the guilty and not let the innocent get her right!
4 From the sky I heard now a different voice: Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and not affected by her distress.
The call and the command to the church and the faithful are aware of the Lord. Do not mix in with the worldly Christianity, another religion or anything else which is not God's word can be tolerated. There is sin in the church that the Lord can not endure. And any other religion that he founded and been good for is an abomination in his eyes and ears. Are you in this so you also get to experience her pain and doom.
5 For her sins reach up to heaven, and God has remembered all the wrongs she has done.
For God nothing is hidden, for him, all naked and bare. Unrepented sin and the sin that you have not repented from waiting for his verdict. God does not wink at sin. But it is settled and has repented from it, is forgiven and forgotten by God. But here was one in tandem with sin and had no other plans or wishes. The willingness to change and repentance was gone.
6 Give her back like for like, yeah, give her back double for what she has done, and drink up to twice her cup she filled.
Through its liberal attitudes to be adaptable, she had managed to tricked many, not few. But now she would get double for their sins and the cooperation of darkness would be her end, in the end (end of quote)!
The Catholic church
I have been taught from my background from free friends \ Pentecostal movement that the Catholic church is Babylon - the great harlot. Something like one in no way can be depreciated, but I will expand it to also include several Christian denominations and movements of a them. Babylon means confusion and lack of Bible-believing creation and true revelation creates confusion.
The Norwegian Pentecostal Movement is here today
2. Tim. 4. 1. For God and Jesus Christ's face, who shall judge the living and the dead, I require you, as long as he comes and establishes His kingdom: 2 Preach the Word, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, speak clearly, speak comfort! Do not give up when you learn them! 3 For the time will come when people can no longer endure sound doctrine, but as they see fit, they take themselves teachers, for they will have that itch in your ear. 4 They will turn their ears from the truth and stick to myths.
Catholics and Pentecostals have some common heresies as the Trinity, the doctrine of an immortal soul and an eternal burning hell that everything stems from the ancient Babylonians and other pagan religions. But the Catholics have a much better learning than what most Protestants and Pentecostals have when it comes to Christian ethics as remarriage and most things are allowed in the Pentecostal movement of both a low and high shoes today.
To be brief mention six (6) sides of the Pentecostal movement in Norway showing that they are on the verge of apostasy and has become part of skjøgekristendommen as God's word speaks of:
2) Women's oldest and Pastors.
3) Cooperation with others and catholic attitude.
4) attitudes towards those who go the way of God and is God's word.
5) Sunday Christianity and that they have become a denomination.
6) Has never gone on since TB Barratt and the early Pentecostals.
1) Evangelisenterets people it is both sad and lovely with. Wonderful it is that God accepts them and they get the chance to start over again, even after the drug problems and other things of a great sin registry for many. But then the new life measured up against the word of God, here falls on the business as it has become today through total in several areas, not least that it has become a ynglings place for remarriage over the boards and their cooperation with the false prophet in January Hanvold is also reprehensible. No one says from either Emanuel Minos, David Ostby, Lise Karlsen and or any other of the so-called Pentecostal leaders. How much of the rebellion and deception will be before even sleeping leaders to wake up? I can not believe one can see through your fingers when so many in which marries and is different not just one or two times, but even more, even as Christian leaders, etc.
2) Look for this topic: http://blog.janchristensen.net/2011/10/nr-227-tillate-kvinnelige-pastorer-og.html
It is completely against the word of God to have female elders and pastors. God's word clearly says many places the opposite, and a woman can prophesy and preach if she is covered. But not as the oldest and Pastors office, she can not hold.
1. Kor. 11. 5a But a woman dishonors her head when she prays or prophesies without a veil.
3) Pentecostals were once disdained by other believers, and they stood for something, which met with opposition, contempt and made sure they were held without a passing of the "good" company. What happened along the way? One has gone from being a movement to become a denomination. Soon all Christians as gray, boring and sleep their spiritual sleep, that never ever going to wake up from its Sleeping Beauty sleep that although the majority of Norwegian Pentecostals are entered in. And one would find to point this out, then a Pharisee, judgmental and live under the law, etc. The danger is of a movement is either to be a sect or denomination, or both!
4) When the Pentecostal movement had 100 year anniversary in Oslo spectrum was empty Catholics on the podium and Emanuel Minos and others are so busy getting to visit his charismatic friends that committed NOK most of their time. They point out that spoke this crooked and destructive development is dark men and they will be tried silent in death. The boycott line towards other faiths is Christianity's most common weapons, not to meet together to discuss and talk about God's word and learn. The Pentecostals once were themselves boycotted, it is forgotten, now it's "new" to be excluded that goes the way of God, history repeats itself forever.
Matt. 23. 13 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees! Ye hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven before men. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
5) I have been saved for 30 years before there were meetings, business and came together almost every day. Today it is barely NOK Sunday and the State Church as a going out from and formed an independent congregation is a self been fairly similar. Joint meetings with the Prime church has not created the Spirit's unity but all have been exactly the same as a whole, but the Spirit's unity is something else entirely.
6) TB Barratt said on his deathbed: "there are more countries to adopt". His motto was Until urkristendommen but since his death and passed away in 1940, the Pentecostal movement in Norway stood at a standstill in most parts. How tragic it is to see stagnation and despondency, it is destructive. One has not gone ahead with God and gained some new aspects of God's word, on the contrary. One has become comfortable with the situation and institualisert everything and one has acquired in the faith. Much of what has been lost on the road and the possibility one had not been used. Why? For several reasons. It is not the most spiritual competent people who sit in the earliest for the most part, but those are the expert on the diplomatic level and knows how to get around. TB Barratt was an apostle, the apostles God has raised up later and has been sent to the Pentecostal Movement in Norway has never come forward for several reasons. Whether because of lack of support, lack of confidence or they have been held down so long that pass the works at other places and they have been seen as a uromoment and not as a blessing and a necessity for God's work must go forward !
These are some moves and revealing why I can say that the Pentecostal movement in Norway is part of the great harlot in John. Obvious. 17-18. Furthermore, any number of reasons that go together with the other.
2. Kor. 11. 2 For I have a burning concern for you, God's own care. I have betrothed you to Christ, and only with him, to bring you to him as a pure virgin. 3 But I fear that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds will be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For you tolerate it very well when someone comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, or another gospel than that ye have received.
A whore is concerned with the same as real people, but she does not believe this is where the Pentecostal movement has failed and is like a spiritual whore today. One is not faith against the revelation God has given and entrusted to one. One is not faith against God, words which the Lord has given us that we should show allegiance which is our main mission and ministry.
Psalm 119 4 You have given your orders that they should be strictly observed.
1. Kor. 4. 1. So will you look at us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Now it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
Luke 12:42-48 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his lord shall set over his household to give them their food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom the master finds the process of doing this when he comes. 44 Verily I say unto you, He will set him over all his own! 45 But if that servant says in his heart, My lord tarry to come! - And he continues to beat the servants and maids, and to eat and drink and fill up, 46 then this servant's master will come a day when he did not expect it and in an hour that he does not know. And he shall cut him asunder, and make him part with the unbelievers. 47 The servant who knew his lord's will, and no results were or did, in his will, shall receive many kinds. 48 But he that knew it and did what deserved kind, he will have fewer strokes. Whoever much is given, of him shall be much required. And those who have been entrusted much, of him shall the more demands.
In the words we read today we see that Jesus says that his disciples should be managers in the period of Jesus is absent from the soil. Managers are people who will take care of something that belongs to others. In biblical times it was common for more affluent families had a manager or an economist, as they say because the text. The manager had full authority over his master's affairs, and could use them for his own benefit if he wanted it. But he was fully responsible to his master and had to be prepared to give account on request. If the nominee was found to be unfaithful, he was often kicked in the day.
In Norway we have three levels of administration, state, county and municipality. Similarly, I think we can talk about three "administrative" in the church of God.
1 Cor 4.1 So, as any look at us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
The apostles were stewards of the mysteries of God. It means that God has chosen to use them as tools to make known their thoughts and advice for us. Paul says for example that his nominee's mission was:
NBK Colossians 1:25 For I have become a servant by virtue of the management task God has given me for you, to complete the word of God.
The Bible had not been complete if it lacked Paul's letters. Then there was much we did not know, for example, of justification and reconciliation.
The next level is
The elders and pastors
DNB Tit 1:7 For the overseer is God's nominee, and it must not be a concern for him. He must not be headstrong, short-tempered, drunkard, violent, or looking for shameful gain.
It seems that the elder and overseer are used for the same people. The oldest or the officers had the responsibility to lead the church and make it all ways. Although there are some popular fact of our time, so the fact remains that the apostles founded churches, only men who had this task.
But Scripture also teaches that all believers are stewards of God's varied grace.
We see this in DNB 1 Pet 4:10 Make each other, each with the gift he has received, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
And this stewardship is given to both women and men and I think that plenty of opportunities to be stewards of God's varied grace. Some have a special gift for conveying comfort from the Lord in difficult situations. There is a grace. Others may have a gift to encourage and give hope to the discouraged. There is also a grace. Because none of us are equal, it is good to know that God's grace is manifold. It is adapted or tailored to our needs.
We can provide management assignment a broad and a more special meaning. In a broad sense, all people managers. When we were created, we were commissioned to fill the earth and put it under us. This is part of God's creation order. It could be a lot to say about this, especially in our time when we are about to destroy the earth and the living conditions of the by greed and ignorance. Yet I choose to concentrate on the management task that belongs to God's salvation right, and which is given to all believers. What is this management assignment on? I will mention four points that I believe at least part of the management task. These four points belong closely together, and I suppose partly overlap.
1. Preaching the Gospel
An important part of the management task is to make the gospel known to those who have not heard it or do not know it. The gospel is the good news that everyone can get a new life in Jesus, that everyone can have a living hope for the future, that Jesus has made up for and paid our debts. I think that what the world more than any other need is to hear the gospel and see it demonstrated on the helpless and lost sinners.
For the apostle was to preach the gospel perhaps the most important thing he did, and he burned most of. For he says:
NBK 1 Corinthians 9:16-17 For though I preach the gospel, so there is nothing to boast of. It is a necessity that is on me, woe is me if I preach not the gospel! Am I doing this voluntarily, then I pay. But I do nødtvunget, then it is a stewardship entrusted to me.
But this applies not only to the Apostle. God has put within us the message of atonement and every one of us who know Jesus are His messengers or ambassadors to the world.
NBK 2 Corinthians 5:19 God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, so he imputes them their trespasses and put in the word of the atonement. 20 So are we messengers of Christ's place, as if God Himself exhorts us by. We pray in Christ's place: Did you reconcile with God!
2. Be shepherds
But to administer the gospel is more than just preach it so that people will be converted and come to faith in Jesus. When someone comes to faith in Jesus, then is it that when babies are born. They need care and nourishment. And here are the shepherds come into play. What is pastoral duties on? I think we can get a good understanding of it by looking at
NBK Ezekiel 34:4-5 The weak have ye not strengthened, the sick you have not healed. It is broken, you have not connected, the strayed you have not brought back, and the lost you have not visited.
Hydens work is to strengthen the weak, doctor the sick, bind the broken, bring back the strayed, and seek the lost. Where this occurs, the believers grow and become strong.
Jesus had genuine pastoral care for their children. He did just that. Jesus strengthened the weak faith, he healed the sick, he joined and took care of them as the life had gone to pieces, he brought back what was driven away and seek the lost. It is this gospel is all about. But Jesus want this to continue. Therefore, the apostles and their successors a particular mission of Jesus. We see it in Jesus' last conversation with Peter, when Jesus asks if Peter loves him.
DNB Jn 9:16 p.m. Again, for the second time he said: "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" "Yes, Lord, you know I love you," replied Peter. Jesus says: "Be shepherd of my sheep!"
And later admonishes Peter even the elders to continue the work he had done.
DNB 1 Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of the flock of God which ye have with you! Supervise it, not by coercion but by free will, so God will. Do not do it for gain, but with a willing mind.
Shepherd offense of the whole church's mission, but I think that someone who has a special gift for this. And although it may surprise some, I believe that pastoral grace, the gift is especially many women who have. It shows itself particularly in the personal touch and care for other believers, and especially for those who are new on the road or who need close monitoring.
3. Give the faithful food
A third important task for the manager is to provide food to the herd. Based on today's parable, it almost seems like this is the main task of the manager. Each will have its food to the proper time.
Luke 12.42 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his lord shall set over his household to give them their food in due season?
This task was given to Peter when he was asked a third time if he had Jesus loved.
NBK John 9:17 p.m. And he said unto him, Lord, you know everything, you know I love you. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep!
In this area fails a lot of our time. In America, and also with us, it has become common with so-called fast food. Hamburgers and microbølgeovnmat takes over for the traditional and nutritious diet. The result is often malnutrition. I heard the other day that some Americans went to court against these fast food chains because their lives had been ruined by this food. Something similar happens also with the spiritual food. There are few who can bear to really study and immerse themselves in God's word and take care of this food. And much of the preaching is not just characterized by a deeper introduction to the word of God. Hear our prayers on the radio for example, then it is often said things that have very little to do with Christianity. It will be strong in the faith of Jesus must learn the proper nutrition. Lord says the same words to us, as he once said to his servant Elijah.
For my own part, I have found that it is not NOK just to listen to others. What really gives me the food is even digging in the Word. Many times I feel myself in the discouraged prophet Elijah fleeing from Jezebel. He let himself down by a gyvelbusk in the desert and wished him death. But as it says in 1 Kings 19:7 NBK angel of the LORD came again the second time and touched him, saying, Arise and eat; Otherwise way too long for you. Without proper nutrition is way too long. Stand up and a.
4. Preserving the doctrine pure
The fourth management task I wanted to emphasize is to preserve the doctrine pure. The apostle exhorts Timothy to take care of the fair tax.
NBK 2 Tim 1:14 Take care of the fair tax has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us!
And the Lord's half-brother, Jude, exhorts the faithful to fight for the faith once for all been delivered to the saints.
NBK Jud 1:3 Ye dear! While I was eagerly busy to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you to exhort you to contend for the faith once for all been delivered to the saints.
This is something that fits badly into how many of us think today. For it is not uncommon to hear the confessors who say that it is not so much with the doctrine, for it is life it depends on. It is true that learning without life does not lead to anything good. But it is equally true that there can never be any life without the right to learn. We see this as clearly
LEV 2 John 1:9 If you do not live according to Christ's teachings, you will come away from God. You will have fellowship with God, whether you are obedient to the teachings of Christ. Then you will have fellowship with both the Father and the Son.
Whoever wants to have fellowship with God must be obedient to Christ's teachings. The same can be seen in NBK 1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself and the teaching! Stay at this. For when it does, you will save both yourself and them that hear thee.
To be saved, it is necessary to jurisprudence. The opposite of jurisprudence, is heresy. It is, according to the Bible dangerous, yes so dangerous that it leads to destruction.
NBK 2 Peter 2:1 But there were also the false prophets among the people. Thus shall it be among you false teachers, such as questions into heresy that leads to destruction. They deny the Lord that bought them, and cross themselves a sudden destruction.
Is there anything that characterizes many churches in our time it is heresy and a lack of willingness to confront this. I think that's why so many churches are experiencing stagnation and decline. To adapt to what is acceptable for the world is a dead line for a Christian church. Experience from around the world shows that it is the churches that adhere to the biblical message in its entirety that is growing and attracting new people. But it does not happen without a fight as Judah said. Battle for the faith delivered to the saints.
The God manager who has genuine concern for Jesus will have to take the fight out of the pure doctrine. It is part of fidelity to Jesus. Thus, we are over on the next point which I have called for
Luke 12, 42 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his lord shall set over his household to give them their food in due season?
The most important condition for a manager is to be faithful in the task is set to.
DNB 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
The manager takes care of something that belongs to another, and he faithfully if he does what the master asks him to do. It happens from time to time it is discovered unfaithful servants in banks or companies. Such people get kicked in the day, and they rarely get renewed confidence. So it is in God's kingdom. A manager should pass on what the Lord has asked him to say. I think it is poignant to read the apostle's testimony when he says
NBK 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not, like many others, such as falsify God's word to make it. But in purity, yeah, that of God, we speak of God in Christ.
It may be much to gain by falsifying the word of God. I felt strong when I was a parish priest. Then I found out that to preach the truth from God's words were far from the best way to become popular in the village. There was much to gain by falsifying the word of God among people.
The other thing that is important for anyone who wants to be a good manager is wisdom or insight. Jesus is the best example of this. In dealing with people, he was a master at finding the key to the hearts of men and meet them where they were. When I think back on my life, I see that it has lacked a lot of wisdom in dealing with other people. For example, it is a sign of wisdom and prudence that we listen to what others have to say, and that we do not provide ready and easy answers.
Over the years, I believe that we Christians have shown a lot of foolishness in the game with those outside the faith. Perhaps we have been over eager to witness to them, or we have been too little overexcited. Many times we do not exploit the opportunities we have to build friendly relations with non-believers. We need to think about what the apostle means when he says:
DNB Col. 4:5 See sense in dealing with those who stand outside, and buy at the right time.
And then we come to the last point, namely government's accounting
There is one main idea in God's word that there will come a day when we shall be accountable for our lives and our management all people on this earth. This emerges the more of what we read from the Gospel of Luke. The server's master come again and will keep an account of him. Then the Lord to deal with the bad server pretty tough you have to just be able to say for it is that he shall cut him asunder, and give him a portion with the unbelievers end. The faithful and wise steward, however, will be promoted.
The same idea is found in many places in the word of God. In fact, I was surprised how many places in the Bible it says that there will come a day when we must give account for our lives. NBK 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear for the court of Christ, that each one may receive what has happened in his body, after what he did, whether good or evil. NBK Room 2:12 p.m. Therefore let every one of us doing God accounts for themselves. When I read these and similar verses, I was gripped by the fear of God. For how shall I be left for the holy God with my life? I know I've got a lot, but what have I done with it?
You have all failed, not least the Pentecostal movement, which was entrusted with more than others but have managed it worse than anyone could expect and believe, tragedy!
Luke 16 10 He that is faithful in little is faithful also in much, and whoever is dishonest in little is also dishonest in much.
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