Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty

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(“When there is spirit of the Lord, there is liberty” as the description of a certain group say)

Actually this is from the Word of God saying:

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty. 2 Cor.3:17

So since this is the “slogan” for a group at FB in the Philippines I will take the opportunity to open my heart for what has been my concern for a long time. It is also brought into more attention now because of our ministry in BJMP (Jail) in Southern Mindanao.

As I understand from laws and certain government related websites this is more or less the rules:

“The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice, although there were a few exceptions. Although Christianity, particularly Roman Catholicism, is the dominant religion, there is no state religion. The Government generally does not restrict adherents of other religions from practicing their faith”

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Tagalog/Modules/Modules/PhilippineReligions/article_religious_freedom.htm

I believe and experience that this is that case even in some places it is ruled as there is a state religion in the Philippines and that is the Roman Catholic Religion. Further more I found this in another website:

The right of a man to worship God in his own view is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights under Article III, Section 5 of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines which states that:

 No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be requires for the exercise of civil or political rights.”

Restriction by any law in exercising this right is prohibited by the Constitution itself.

http://legalnotes.wordpress.com/2007/03/01/article-iii-section-5-freedom-of-religion/

Also Wikipedia confirm this:

“Constitution

The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines declares: The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable. (Article II, Section 6), and, No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights. (Article III, Section 5)…..”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_religion_in_the_Philippines

So here is my point:

I have over a long time being accused wrongly or rightly to be a critic of the Roman Catholic Institution (RCI). That I (right or wrong) go against certain dogmas and teaching which we will find in the RCI.

Since I have a group in Norwegian at FB called “La oss rydde” – “let’s clean up” which is focused on confronting my church in Norway, which is Pentecostal, for cooperating with the RCI. Since they openly do it, but deny it.

It is also a fact that I do, as many, many other, understand the scripture in the way that the Babylon harlot mention in Revelation 17 and 18 is the RCI. As it is perfectly clear that as much as 8-10 description perfectly fits the RCI. And further more the RCI itself refer to Peter addressing the first church is Rome as Babylon. (1 Peter 5:13)

It is also true that I have published what I called “The 50 first false teachings in the Roman Catholic Institution and their false claims”

https://kjellsorsdal.com/2014/06/12/the-50-first-false-teachings-in-the-roman-catholic-institution-and-their-false-claims/

This is how I see this according to the Scripture and I feel it is my duty to bring if forward since it is of utmost importance to do so if this teachings mention is contradicting the Word of God since the RCI claim to be the Church of God. If I didn’t do so, confronting these false teachings, I will be sinning according to the Scripture.

I’m not only going against the false teaching of the RCI, BUT EVERYWHERE I FIND IT I WILL GO AGAINST IT AS ALSO MY LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST DOES.

But here is my point. Am I really against RCI and other false teaching or am I simply FOR Christ Jesus. You can fight against oppression and give no grace. But you can also fight for freedom and give only grace.

I like to think I’m in a war for the truth. It is not so that there is One God, One Son and One Holy Spirit? Is there not so that it is only One Truth? I urge you to read our booklet which you can find free to download or support us by buying it at Amazon.

http://letusreason.norway.com.ph/

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Jesus say:

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

 18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. 19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”

He also say:

Matt 5

The Beatitudes

3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,[a]

    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

4 God blesses those who mourn,

    for they will be comforted.

5 God blesses those who are humble,

    for they will inherit the whole earth.

6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,[b]

    for they will be satisfied.

7 God blesses those who are merciful,

    for they will be shown mercy.

8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,

    for they will see God.

9 God blesses those who work for peace,

    for they will be called the children of God.

10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,

    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.

This is the eight Beatitudes or blessing or happy saying if you like.

So it is up to you to decide who is in the darkness and who really don’t want their sayings and deeds to be exposed. And who are in the Light and very much put their sayings and deeds openly for all to see. Who are really speaking the Word of God and are persecuted for it.

I want you to take this into consideration:

This is from a website I can’t remember the name.

“[John] Wycliffe, [William] Tyndale, [Martin] Luther, [John] Calvin, [Thomas] Cranmer; in the seventeenth century, [John] Bunyan, the translators of the King James Bible and the men who published the Westminster and Baptist confessions of Faith; Sir Isaac Newton, [John] Wesley, Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards; and more recently [Charles] Spurgeon, Bishop J.C. Ryle and Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones; these men, among countless others, all saw the office of the Papacy as the antichrist.” – Michael De Semlyen (Author of the book All Roads Lead to Rome?: The Ecumenical Movement)

I ask the question once again: Were all these famous men wrong? Were most of them smoking hemp or marijuana? Did all or most of them have overly active imaginations? Were they all very poor analysts? Were they not very well read? Were such men as President John Adams, President Lincoln, Dostoyevsky, LaFayette, Gladstone, Morse, Napoleon, etc., all wrong in their assessment of the Vatican and/or her Jesuits – and the threat they pose to liberty?

You see I’m not alone to make this claims. The whole world is full of people who make these claims. Some of them might be right in some of the claims, don’t you think?

And again; do we mention this because we love our neighbor or we hate him? That we want the truth or we want the lies? That we preach the pure Gospel or some own false doctrine? Are we doing what Jesus tells us to do or it is pure flesh and ego to satisfy our own agendas? Do we want to be rich? No, no, no. We are fighting for the truth with grace so that our neighbors can be set in freedom.

We are:

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in Me.

Jesus blesses you and your family.

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The 50 first false teachings in the Roman Catholic Institution and their false claims

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The skull of John the Baptist

Salvation:
1.   The Pope said to be the Vicar of Christ
2.   The Pope said to have infallibility
3.   The tradition and the Scripture is the Truth
4.   The teaching has to be in line with the “Forefathers”
5.   They call the Pope Holy Father
6.   Faith is not enough to be saved
7.   Layman shall not have Bibles
8.   The truth and teaching comes from the priest not from reading the Bible
9.   Do not read the Bible it will make you insane
10. You have to believe in Mary to be saved
11. There is no salvation outside the RCC
12. You have to obey your superior no matter what
13. Original sin
14. You have to be good

Mary & Idolatry:
15. Mary is without sin
16. Mary is born sin free
17. Mary saves
18. Mary ascended to Heaven
19. Prayer to Mary
20. Worship of Mary
21. Prayer to saints
22. Prayers to dead
23. Prayer to “holy cross”
24. Worship of the Pope
25. Crucifix
26. Baby jesus
27. Black Nazarene
28. Worship of the cross, images and relics
29. Holy Water
30. Mary is “the Mother” of God

Other false claims:
31. The Ten commandments (some times leave out graven images)
32. Infant baptism
33. Wake
34. Purgatory
35. Indulgences
36. Mass card
37. Confession
38. Rosary
39. Peter is the Rock
40. All Saints Day
41. When dead the spirit don’t leave the body before (x) days
42. Can not leave the church, only be excommunicated
43. Priest can’t marry
44. The seven sacraments
45. The sign of the Cross
46. Wax Candles and their healing power

Communion:
47. The Eucharist
48. The transubstantiation (The vine turns into blood. The biscuit (wafer) turn into Jesus)
49. Adoration of the wafer
50. Worship of wafer

And there is more. CCC has over 2700 rules how to be a good RCI.

 

The Narrow Way by Frank Mangs (1897-1994)

It happened quite early in the morning, some years ago.
Without turning on the lamp I pulled up the blinds and sat down at the desk. Outside it was misty twilight. Actually, I was not thinking of anything. I was just listening to the gentle voice from my inner being.
 
Then it happened. All of a sudden my mind’s eye saw a road, not a drive nor a path. It was perhaps something like a walk-way some meters in width. No, there was not a vision by the Spirit. I was not in a trance or rapture, but wide-awake. And yet I saw the road so clearly that whenever I want, I can see the whole picture in front of me. I see it right now.
 
I saw that the road begin at a narrow gate and knew that it ended in glorious world. But of that goal, I saw nothing. I just saw the gate and beginning of the road. And along the road centre was a beam of light that seemed to come from an endless source, of a type I never seen. On both sides of the road, it was pitch darkness.
 
The road had no ditches and no fences. But there was a line of the shapeless area, which was where the light and the darkness met. The boundary was blurred. I saw people walking on the road, both men and women, young and old. They did not go in groups.
 
They did not even go in pairs abreast, but each one by one. And it was then that the Lord, who had called them into the road, said:  “If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come to him and dine with him, and he with Me”. (Rev 3:20 …)
 
Anyone! “I with him and he with Me”. That means that within Christ’s true followers innermost is a room, reserved only for Him, where no one else can enter. Those people were dressed in white robes, dazzling white robes, which time after time got their purity renewed.  This was not because they asked for and hungered for purity in a worldly way and for good feelings, but because they wandered in the middle of the road.
 
Straight under the beam of the supernatural light, the purification in the blood of Jesus was an ongoing process. And I saw their faces. It was shining light on them, too, though many of them were marked by age, sorrow and disease. And the glow was a reflection of both the inner light and a radiance of the light they carried within them. Gladly, I had wanted to follow with my eyes these people, walking all the way home. But I did not. I had to turn my attention to the road’s beginning and the narrow gate. And there I saw that a large number of them had stopped.
 
They had stopped before they passed through the gate and entered the road. And the strange thing was that many of them seemed to be happy. They were happy because they thought they were on the road.
 
However, they had never gone through the narrow gate of true repentance. And perhaps the worst part was that in the midst of them were moving figures in cassocks and Pastoral costume and evangelist garments. No, the worst part was that I saw the shadow of my own image in that cluster. For we have been cheated, we who are called to be living organs for Life from God. We have become religious talkers instead of being functioning organs for Life.
 
We have guaranteed people their salvation because they were once baptized into Christ. We have ensured the seeking souls that they are born of the Spirit, though they only become born of human activity. We have said that they are children of God just because they’re “nice” and do “good”. We have become religious quacks, who prematurely speak of guaranteed spiritual maturity and that they are born of God though they only are awakened.
 
And sometimes, we have through just that severed the spiritual birth process. The result is that today there are lots of people who believe themselves to be on the road to Heaven, even though they are not. But Jesus told us it would come to be so in this epoch of evening of the last days:
 
The kingdom of heaven is like ten virgins who went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish; they took no oil with them.
 
No oil! No Spirit! And no one is working the Life of the Spirit, just the shapes and appearances, the name and creed. And they thought this was enough.
 
But I saw more. I saw people who have passed through the gate, experienced the new birth during and entered the road, but who then made way for something other than what it was meant to be.
 
They stopped and made their way to a rest area in instead of in the correct direction. They had stopped, not in terms of age and time. But they had stopped when it comes to spiritual development and growth. They had stopped, and started living on memories. And some people had simply stopped and fallen asleep.
 
But all they had forgotten the words of Paul: (Php 3:16) Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.  But I saw more. I saw the people who pulled out of the supernatural light that lay across the lane. They had pulled into the grey areas that were on the road both sides.
 
In the twilight zone, where the view of both sin and salvation was shrouded in mystery, everything was foggy and grey and unreal. And the grey unreality made things that were totaled impossible to think and to do in the road’s centre toys for both mind and speech and actions.
 
And strange as it sounds, there were the things that were in the dark on the side of the road, which becomes the subject of their interest. Like God’s ancient Israel in the wilderness, the lust for fleshpots of Egypt, that they once had left. Their lust became not only an interest. The lust grew to become their desires, a hunger that captured their thoughts and feelings, confiscated their dreams and fantasies. In reality were on the side of the road, despite believing that they remaining on it.
 
Then it happened, creepily. Slowly, the shadows drifted away from the road, which lacked both fences and ditches. Away from the road they once searched through tears and prayers, away from the living hope and in despair. There was a hopelessness that they themselves were not aware of, for they were dead.
 
They had lost the ability to recognize a spiritual crisis. After seeing all this, I sank slowly down on my knees and burst into tears. I wished I were at least half a century younger than I am, and had the opportunity to find a better way than that which I’ve done. I should have done my utmost to ensure that God’s Holy Spirit would be given the freedom to use me better.

/ / Frank Mangs

Who are really Born Again?

In my book, “Realities of a True Christian,” (Jeremy Strang) I used a quote from the book, “Revival God’s Way.” If we paid much closer attention to what we have heard and have truly experienced the new birth, would we have statistics as we do below. Keep in mind the date of the quote.

“Here is a report of a survey of 10,000 Protestant ministers conducted by Sociologist Jeffrey Hadden; 7,441 responded to the questions. Here are the horrifying statistics. Read them, then wonder why God is grieved with our spiritual life. (I am indebted to Christ for the Nations, May 1982, for this information.)”[1]

Bible – inspired Word of God?
82% of Methodists said “No”
81% of Presbyterians said “No”
89% of Episcopals said “No”
57% of American Lutherans said “No”

Jesus the Son of God?

82% of Methodists said “No”
81% of Presbyterians said “No”
89% of Episcopals said “No”
75% of American Lutherans said “No”

Physical resurrection of Jesus?          
51% of Methodists said “No”
35% of Presbyterians said “No”
30% of Episcopals said “No”
33% of Baptists said “No”
13% of American Lutherans said “No”

[1] Revival God’s Way, pg 145, Leonard Ravenhill, Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 1983, used by permission

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PROPHECY in 1965 by the late Stanley Frodsham

THIS PROPHECY WAS GIVEN at the Elim Bible Institute USA, in 1965 by the late Stanley Frodsham. Brother Frodsham was one of those who received his Baptism in the Holy Ghost at Sunderland in 1908 where the Pentecostal movement in Britain had its beginnings.

With Great Judgments

With great judgments will I plead with the population of this country. Great darkness is coming upon the countries that have heard my gospel but no longer walk in it. My wrath shall come upon them. The darkness shall be so great, and the anguish so sore that men will cry out for death and shall not find it. There shall be a lingering death, famine, and great catastrophes.

My wrath shall be manifested against all ungodliness. It shall come with great intensity. You have known My love but have not known My wrath, My severity. My judgments are literal and not a thing to be lightly passed over. Realize the severity of My judgments and My intense anger against the sin in My household. My judgments shall begin in My house.

For I will cleanse My house that it be not partaker of My wrath against the iniquities of the cities. Before I visit the nations in judgment I will begin at My house. When I do cause My wrath to come upon the cities of the world My people shall be separate. I desire a people without spot or wrinkle, and such shall be preserved by Me in the time of My wrath coming upon all iniquity and unrighteousness.

Cry Out Continually

I am going to prepare you for the coming days by a hard path that will cause you to cry out continually unto Me. For when the going is easy, men do not seek Me, but rejoice in a temporary blessing. And when that blessing is removed they so often turn this way and that way but do not come to Me. I am showing you these things that you may seek Me continually and with great diligence.

As you seek Me, I will open up truths to you that you have not seen before; and these very truths will be that which will enable you to stand in these last days. As you are persecuted, reviled and rejected by your brethren then you will turn unto Me with all your heart and seek Me for that spiritual life you have need of. And when tribulation comes you will have that which will enable you to stand. For many shall be tossed to and fro. Men’s hearts shall fail them because of trouble on every hand. For these days shall be very terrible, the like of which has never been seen before.

Mighty Revival Power

When I visit My people in mighty revival power, it is to prepare them for the darkness ahead. With the glory shall come great darkness, for the glory is to prepare My people for the darkness. I will enable My people to go through because of the visitation of My Spirit. Take heed to yourselves lest you be puffed up and think that you have arrived. Many shall be puffed up as in the olden days, for many then received My message but they continued not in it.

Did I not anoint Jehu? Yet the things I desired were not accomplished in his life. Listen to the messengers, but do not hold men’s persons in admiration. For many whom I shall anoint mightily, with signs and miracles, shall become lifted up and shall fall by the wayside. I do not this willingly; I have made provision that they might stand. I call many into this ministry, and equip them; but remember that many shall fall. They shall be like bright lights, and the people shall delight in them. But they shall be taken over by deceiving spirits and shall lead many of My people astray.

Seducing Spirits

Hearken diligently concerning these things, for in the last days shall come seducing spirits that shall turn many of My anointed ones away. Many shall fall through divers lusts, and because of sin abounding. But if you will seek Me diligently I will put My Spirit within you. When one shall turn to the right hand or to the left you shall not turn with them, but keep your eyes wholly on the Lord. The coming days are the most dangerous, difficult and dark, but there shall be a mighty outpouring of My Spirit upon many cities, and many shall be destroyed.

My people must be diligently warned concerning the days that are ahead. Many shall turn after seducing spirits; many are already seducing My people. It is those who DO righteousness that are righteous. Many cover their sins by great theological words. But I warn you of seducing spirits who instruct My people in an evil way. Many of these I shall anoint, that they may purify and sift My people; for I would have a holy people.

Many shall come with seducing spirits and hold out lustful enticements. You will find that after I have visited My people again, the way shall become more and more narrow, and fewer shall walk there in. But be not deceived, the ways of righteousness are My ways. For though Satan come as an angel of light hearken not to him; for those who perform miracles and speak not righteousness are not of Me. I warn you with great intensity that I am going to judge My house and have a church without spot or wrinkle when I come. I desire to open your eyes and give you spiritual understanding, that you may not be deceived but may walk with uprightness of heart before Me, loving righteousness and hating every evil way. Look unto Me and I will make you to perceive with the eyes of the Spirit the things that lurk in darkness, that are not visible to the human eye. Let me lead you in this way that you may perceive the powers of darkness and battle against them. It is not a battle against flesh and blood; for if you battle in that way you accomplish nothing. But if you let Me take over and battle against the powers of darkness then they are defeated, and then liberation is brought to My people.

I Warn You

I warn you to search the Scriptures diligently these last days. For the things that are written shall indeed be made manifest. There shall come deceivers among My people in increasing numbers, who shall speak forth the truth and shall gain the favor of the people. For the people shall examine the Scriptures and say, “What these men say is true.” Then when they have gained the hearts of the people, then and THEN ONLY shall they bring out these wrong doctrines. Therefore, I say that you should not give your hearts to men, nor hold people’s persons in admiration. For by these very persons shall Satan enter into My people. WATCH FOR SEDUCERS.

Do you think a seducer will brandish a new heresy and flaunt it before the people? He will speak the words of righteousness and truth, and will appear as a minister of light, declaring the Word. The people’s hearts shall be won. Then, when the hearts are won, they will bring out their doctrines, and the people shall be deceived. The people shall say, “Did he not speak thus and thus? And did we not examine it from the Word? Therefore he is a minister of righteousness.

This that he has now spoken we do not see in the Word, but it must be right, for the other things he spoke were true.”

Be Not Deceived

Be not deceived. For the deceiver will first work to gain the hearts of many, and then shall bring forth his insidious doctrines. You cannot discern those who are of Me and those who are not of Me when they start to preach. But seek Me constantly, and then when these doctrines are brought out you shall have a witness in your heart that these are not of Me. Fear not, for I have warned you.

Many will be deceived. But if you walk in holiness and uprightness before the Lord, your eyes shall be open and the Lord will protect you. If you will constantly look unto the Lord you will know when the doctrine changes, and will not be brought into it. If your heart is right I will keep you; and if you will look constantly to Me I will uphold you.

Great Dangers

The minister of righteousness shall be on this wise — his life shall agree with the Word, and his lips shall give forth that which is wholly true, and it will be no mixture. When the mixture appears then you will know he is not a minister of righteousness. The deceivers speak first the truth and then error, to cover their own sins which they love. Therefore I exhort and command you to study the Scriptures relative to seducing spirits, for this is one of the great dangers of these last days.

I desire you to be firmly established in My Word and not in the personalities of men, that you will not be moved as so many shall be moved. I would keep you in the paths of righteousness. Take heed to yourselves and follow not the seducing spirits that are already manifesting themselves. Diligently inquire of Me when you hear something that you have not seen in the Word, and do not hold people’s persons in admiration, for it is by this very method that Satan will hold many of My people.

Truth In The Inward Parts

The truths that I have revealed to you must become a part of you — not just an experience, but a part of your very nature. Is it not written that I demand truth in the inward parts? It is the truth of the Lord expressed in your very being that shall hold you. Many shall experience the truth, but the truth must become a part of you, your very life. As men and women look upon you they will hear not only the voice but see the expression of the truth.

Many shall be overcome because they are not constant in My ways, and because they have not permitted the truths to become part of them. I am showing you these things that you may be prepared, and having done all, to stand.

Fear not the days to come, but fear this only, that you shall walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord. In this time I am ordering and setting up My church and it shall indeed be pure, without spot or wrinkle. I will do work in My beloved that has not been seen since the foundation of the world. I have shown you these things that you may seek the Lord diligently with all your heart, and that you may be a preserver of His people.

Stanley Frodsham (1882-1969) – Brother Frodsham was one of those who received his Baptism in the Holy Ghost at Sunderland in 1908. He was a recognized prophet and teacher in the Body of Christ.