The Promise Keepers -tf

(Just another branch on the ecumenical tree.)

Matthew 10:16-18 "But beware of men. . . ."

16:1-12 ". . . beware of . . . the doctrine of the Pharisees and of Sadducees."

Colossians 2:6-8 "Beware lest any man spoil you though philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men. . . ."

2nd Corinthians 12:20-21 (what is produced when evil men are not perceived by the church for what they are)

"Promise Keepers" say: "God is going to do great things. . . . We just want to gather together all men that love Jesus."

Matthew 24:29-31 "And he shall send his angels . . . and they shall gather together his elect. . . ."

[Is "Promise Keepers" God's plan for gathering men together on earth?]

Acts 2:47 "And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."

[Who can you be of "one mind" with? Catholics? Presbyterians? Methodists? Baptists? Charismatics? Moslems?]

Philippians 1:27 ". . . that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind. . . ." [Only within the church can this be true!]

[They flaunt the roar of the throngs of thousands] (get on the bandwagon)

Matthew 7:13-14 ". . . narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

(If there are millions joining it, then it is definitely of the devil.)

["gathering all men that love Jesus" ?!?]

John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (They don't!)

v. 23 "If a man love me, he will keep my words. . . ." (They don't!)

Psalm 97:10 "Ye that love the Lord, hate evil. . . ." (They don't!)

They say: ". . . not worrying about the things that divide us." (But the Lord said:)

1st Timothy 4:1 ". . . some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. . . ."

v. 13 ". . . give attendance to . . . doctrine."

v. 16 "Take heed . . . unto the doctrine; continue in them . . . thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."

2nd Timothy 4:2-4 ". . . they will not endure sound doctrine . . . and shall be turned unto fables."

[A fable: (with feeling) "God just wants us all to forget about our doctrines and come together."]

Titus 2:1 "But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine. . . ." (for example:)

1st Corinthians 6:9-10 ". . . effeminate . . .shall [not] inherit the kingdom of God."

Revelation 3:16 "So then because thou art lukewarm . . . I will spue thee out of my mouth."

"We can love God and embrace men of all religions for what we have in common."

Deuteronomy 6:14 "Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you. . . ."

[These "Promise Keepers" are mixing with Baal worshipers. They are ecumenical.]

1st Corinthians 5:6 "Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?"

They say: "Well, we don't care if somebody worships Mary, as long as they love Jesus."

Matthew 4:10 "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."

Isaiah 42:8 ". . . my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."

Ephesians 5:7-11 "Be not ye therefore partakers with them. . . . rather reprove them."

2nd Corinthians 6:14 ". . . what communion hath light with darkness?"

Isaiah 5:20 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil. . . ."

Proverbs 17:15 "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just . . . are abomination to the Lord."

[What will happen if we ignore God's wisdom and join with the ecumenicals?]

Judges 2:13 "And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth."

(Matthew 6:24 "No man can serve two masters: for . . . he will hold to the one, and despise the other.")

Deuteronomy 7:1-6 ". . . the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself. . . ."

[The real Jesus Christ is not in the "joining" business, but causes men to become separate from the world's religions.]

Matthew 25:32 ". . . and he shall separate them one from another. . . ."

2nd Corinthians 6:14 "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord. . . ."

Revelation 18:1-8 "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins. . . ."