Bethel Church

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4 Responses to “Bethel Church”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    This is on the Bethel Church FB page under “Core Eschatological Values” :

    1. I will not embrace an end-time worldview that re-empowers a disempowered devil.

    2. I will not accept an eschatology that takes away my children’s
    future, and creates mindsets that undermine the mentality of leaving a legacy.

    3. I will not tolerate any theology that sabotages the clear command of Jesus to make disciples of all nations and the Lord’s Prayer that earth would be like heaven.

    4. I will not allow any interpretation of the scriptures that destroys
    hope for the nations and undermines our command to restore ruined cities.

    5. I will not embrace an eschatology that changes the nature of a good God.

    6. I refuse to embrace any mindset that celebrates bad news as a sign of the times and a necessary requirement for the return of Jesus.

    7. I am opposed to any doctrinal position that pushes the promises of God into a time zone that can’t be obtained in my generation and
    therefore takes away any responsibility I have to believe God for them in my lifetime.

    8. I don’t believe that the last days are a time of judgment, nor do I
    believe God gave the church the right to call for wrath for sinful
    cities. There is a day of judgment in which GOD will judge man, not us.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    This is a classic example of trying to make the Bible say what you want it to say. These statements make Jesus look like a fool. They need to search their hearts as to why they can’t bear Bible prophecy. It could only be that their hopes are set on this world and not on the blessed hope of the coming of the Lord Jesus.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    Here is what they are saying:

    “I will not embrace reality as per Bible prophecy as it is too frightening for me and gets in the way of my ambitions. I will have more peace if I ignore Bible prophecy and reimagine the future.”

    Here is what they should be saying:

    “I will embrace the hard realities I read of in Bible prophecy and I will adjust my life to fit Scripture, rather than adjust Scripture to fit my life.”

  4. ian vincent Says:

    Denial of reality does not change reality. This is something an ostrich can never learn.

    Biblical Christianity accepts the text and works from there.

    UnBiblical Christianity cannot accept the text, so re-writes the text and works with the new version of reality.

    It makes God a liar.

    It makes man into God, taking the place of God.

    Revelation 22:18-19 applies to this re-writing of the Bible. You can’t get more serious than that.

    God will take away their salvation, if they ever had it, unless they repent.

    It is a “theology” based on fear. If fear causes you to rewrite the Bible so it is less fearful, then fear has replaced faith, producing a pseudo-faith.

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