By Learnmore Zuze
“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained”-Ghandhi
I will not be deterred by those who have hacked my account and gone on a vilification campaign against my person. There are no secrets about the Gospel. The war I wage is not against people, but against error. The truth that hurts will also set us free.
There are no sacred cows concerning those who teach the Word; in fact, Apostle Paul never threatened the men of Berea with curses for checking whether his teachings were in sync with the Bible (Acts 17). He never said ‘Touch me not for, I am God’s anointed’ but he encouraged the masses to examine his message under the accurate microscope of the Word.
Now, if the great Apostle Paul’s teachings were subject to scrutiny why should today’s teachers want to claim ‘untouchability’? The Gospel of the Cross is not some private project. Instead of attacking my person, I urge you my dear friends to check my writings under the light of the Bible.
In reference to my last piece, one Tungamirai Gandiwa wrote, “I encourage you to be strong in the Lord for I know one thing that even after a powerful preacher has preached, not all who heard the message would be willing to be baptized, and as such I was not amazed to find out that others chose to attack you in the comments section.”
Indeed, they may try to force-fit me into certain denominations. Indeed, they may ambush each article to try and discredit this Gospel but I pray that I do not fall into the temptation to fight back.
I will continue to write in defense of the true Gospel which prosperity preachers have fought hard over the years to suffocate. The world should be warned of the counterfeit gospel of miracles and money.
It should be known that Satan is not fighting churches anymore. He is joining them. He does more harm by sowing tares than by pulling up wheat. He accomplishes more by imitation than by outright opposition.
Evil doctrines which imitate Christianity have clearly infiltrated the church. Such doctrines have been propagated at every turn with the hope of making them truth. It is sad that in most quarters such untruths have assumed the status of truth.
The devil has undoubtedly made huge inroads in the Christian territory. Christianity has been given a new meaning altogether. Today, one would be forgiven for thinking that Christianity is another word for riches. The world is facing a critical moment of deception.
In this piece I discuss a few of the many areas that indicate the inroads made by the Prince of Darkness. One thing which you should grasp from the onset is that Satan is never one to deviate totally from the Bible but will actually quote verse and throw in scientific evidence were possible.
Satan cites scripture for his purpose. No wonder, preachers of the Cross today are engaged in a fierce battle against those who twist Scripture in pursuit of wealth. Christianity is founded on Jesus Christ and derives everything from Christ.
Thus any teaching which does not inherently uphold the values taught by Christ is subsequently from the Evil One.
The Doctrine of ‘connecting’ to riches or poverty
Many of you have heard of this extremely popular teaching of ‘connecting to blessings or poverty by giving.’ This doctrine teaches that one must give (money or possessions) to the rich in order to ‘connect’ with riches.
Likewise, one must give to the minister if they wish to have the ‘anointing’ of the preacher rub onto them. Unfeelingly, it teaches that by giving to the poor one will also ‘connect’ with poverty. This is where it starts to get sinister. This anti-Christ doctrine is taught and supported in various ways but the long and short of it is that one who gives the rich connects with riches and contrarily one who gives the poor connects with poverty.
This teaching has enriched ravenous wolves masquerading as teachers of the Gospel. I maintain that this is a doctrine of agents because it stands in stark contrast to what Jesus Christ taught. My dear brothers, do not be deceived, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and undefiled is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress… ” (James 1:27) The connection doctrine directly teaches shunning the poor.
Doesn’t the Bible, in contrast, say, “He who gives to the poor lends unto God” (Proverbs 17: 10). Advocates of this vile doctrine will obviously deny it but this is one shocking teaching of infiltrators which subtly contradicts the Bible. Ask yourself; is it Christian to overwhelm a single church minister with expensive vehicles while orphans are quivering in winter?
Is it Christian to give one’s life savings to a mega rich preacher all for the lie of connecting to their anointing? Would Christ teach connecting with riches in a community filled with sexual sin as ours? Prisons (which God also identifies with) are lacking basic things like soap and blankets yet people are falling over each other to give their last penny to a fat bourgeoisie-like church minister all in the name of this ‘connection’ doctrine.
This teaching is at total variance with Jesus Christ’s teachings. Jesus was a friend of the needy; he identified with the very victims of this doctrine. If you study through the whole council of God, you will see that true Christians in this world went through persecution and tribulation (John 16:33; Acts 14:22; 1 Thess. 3:4; 1 Peter 4:12), True Christians are to use what they have to help the poor.
It is indeed laughable that anyone would want to buttress this doctrine by citing that Lot became rich because he connected with Abraham. In Genesis 13, the Bible says that Abraham was very wealthy in livestock, silver and gold and states clearly that, “…Lot who was moving about with Abraham, also had flocks and herds and tents so that the land could not support them both…”
Just where they get the idea that Lot was poor until he went with Abraham remains a mystery. Surely, if this illusion of ‘connectivity’ had been true then Judas Iscariot would have become sinless by association with the Son of God. Jesus is the author of our religion. He taught love, hope and compassion for the poor.
Like I said, Satan never deviates out rightly from Biblical teaching. Whatever he brings forward has some Biblical basis although twisted. It is true that Apostle Paul refers to Timothy as, “My true son in the faith.”(1 Timothy 1; 2). Apostle John further says, “My dear children, I write this to you…” (1 John 2:1) It is precisely these Scriptures which they draw upon to normalize occult spiritual fatherhood today.
It should be understood that Apostles Paul and John never meant that they had attained a status where people could now kneel down before them. These apostles were not spiritual fathers in the sense of today’s ‘Papas.’ It was simply in the (Biblical) sense that they had become more mature Christians whose role was to admonish and guide those new in the faith.
They never assumed the deity status which has resulted in such practices as man-kneeling-before-man. It is really sad seeing as it is the lengths to which people are prepared to go to deny the truth of the Bible.
An ex-pastor in one of the churches wrote me in e-mail, “I was seated in the front row and when I saw men and women kneeling before the leader something in my spirit told me that this is not from God.” I told him that blessed is the man to whom God reveals these deceptions.
A clear distinction must be drawn: the Biblical spiritual father is the polar opposite of today’s spiritual father. It is this modern practice which Jesus clearly rebuked, “Do not call anyone on earth your father (Papa) for One is your Father who is in Heaven (Matthew 23:9). Even the angels of God are not to be accorded such respect as given to modern day ‘Papas.’
The Bible teaches that no man should kneel down before Heavenly angels since that is only God’s prerogative yet tellingly Papas are knelt for. It is quite unfortunate that some people rush to defend this occult practice by citing tradition. A wrong never became a right because it is tradition. In any case Jesus rebuked Pharisees for honoring tradition ahead of God’s word.
We are Christians not traditionalists. Kneeling before man in the Christian context is unacceptable, period. Failing to give a sensible explanation for their occult practice they resort to their favorite pastime of insulting and threatening. We stand guided by the truth and will not back down while the true Gospel is choked.
This subject cuts across many denominations. Something is wrong-not just wrong but terribly wrong when you see people who claim to follow Christ calling for a global convention to discuss the admissibility of homosexuality in the church. Very few if any Christian churches have not held discussions on admitting homosexuality in the church. Advocates of homosexuality miss what is plainly revealed in the body.
Every man’s body is designed for a woman’s and woman’s body is designed for a man’s. Just a few questions: If a woman is “born homosexual”, why does she have a womb? Why is a man’s ability to reproduce dependent upon a woman? The truth is that there are no mistakes with God. God would not have been so reckless as to allow for an error so capable of causing confusion and undermining his perfectness.
Just like with the Theory of Evolution, Satan will always prop his agents and try to throw ‘scientific evidence’ to give credibility to his schemes. Homosexuality is abominable before the Lord. It’s an outright deception from the Man of Darkness. The case for homosexuality is one that has the hidden hand of Lucifer. He was the one who inspired the world’s first homosexuals in ancient Sodom.
Today Satan continues to motivate evil and inspire uncouth medical scientists to advance scandalous theories. Agents have been planted in churches to argue for homosexuality in church councils. The two evil cities of Sodom and Gomorrah enraged God by their homosexual practices and were duly destroyed. God calls upon all those who would follow him to steer clear of the vile practice and turn towards purity.
The church has been infiltrated by agents of evil at a higher level. Many have asked; could there be a clear rebuke against homosexuality in the Bible? Yes there is:“…for their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.(Romans 1:26,27)
My dear brothers in Christ watch out. This new crop of preachers more than anything else is certainly perverting the true Gospel of Christ Jesus. The church is under siege and Christianity has been infiltrated and worse still most who support these teachings are themselves victims of the work of infiltrators. Believe not every spirit. Our Jesus is not slow concerning his promise of coming back.
God has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the Man he has appointed. Let’s stand firm on the true Gospel of the Cross. Jesus died so that you inherit eternal life not worthless earthly riches. Jesus is coming again (Rev 1:7). It won’t be long. Let’s hold fast to that which is heavenly not earthly.
This is the last hour. Take heed that no one deceives you.
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