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Amelia April 16, 2014 at 8:42 am

Saying someone believes Saturday is the Sabbath or that we should tithe 10% is’t exactly a minister of Satan, they could be misinformed because of what others told them.
Also, if we are in the presence of someone preaching false doctrine, shouldn’t we try to educate them rather than simply running away?

Jack Wellman April 16, 2014 at 11:42 am

Thank you Amelia. Perhaps those two things were not the best examples and so I apologize for that. I see what you mean by not wanting to run but to educate them. I agree. Great point. If they do not see the error in their way, then I would leave such a church and what I was talking about were the more extreme examples of false doctrine like the snake handlers and the poison drinkers and many other such false teachings out there. I should have been more specific and so I am sorry about that and you make really great points Amelia and I thank God for you hunger for the truth.

DocReits April 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Hi Amelia,

I am confused by your comment. I re-read Pastor Jack’s post two times and I fail to see what you claim he wrote. This is what I read:

1) “some teach that if people don’t observe a Saturday Sabbath……When what you hear preached or taught is not what you have heard taught or read in the Bible, leave as quickly as you can because you are in the presence of a false teacher.”

Further on in the article I read:

2) “if there is a church or person that teaches that there are many paths to God, or that Jesus is one of many ways,….. run, don’t walk, out of that church or person’s presence….that person or church is being led not by God but by the Devil himself”.

Amelia, what you said, on the other hand, is that Pastor Jack said:

“Saying someone believes Saturday is the Sabbath or that we should tithe 10% is’t exactly a minister of Satan”

Pastor Jack never said that. In number 1) above, those who are weak Christians should find somewhere else to attend if their leaders are teaching false doctrine.

In number 2) above, those who teach that Jesus is not the Christ, not the Messiah, not the only way to the Father(as Pastor Jack wrote) are the anti-Christ and therefore are ministers of Satan. “Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist–denying the Father and the Son”. (1 John 2:22)



Fred April 17, 2014 at 10:25 am

Great article. Do not be fooled by some prophet or someone with a vivid imagination if it contradicts Scripture. Know your Bible or as my pastor say’s “you will write on of your own.”

Jack Wellman April 17, 2014 at 10:54 am

Thank you sir for your encouragement my friend. Like what your pastor says…and sadly, many have written their own Bible’s already which are contorted versions of the truth. Fred, thanks for a great comment and I do agree with you and your pastor.

mark April 26, 2014 at 10:32 am

Gal.1:6-9 comes to mind, know the Gospel and live it by the HOLYSPIRIT.Good article.About the Sabbath worship, we do have freedom as Paul shared in Romans14 We do respect Folks who worship on Sabbath as well as Sunday or any day for that matter. Thanks,GOD Bless mark

Jack Wellman April 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Amen Mark. Well said brother. Thank you sir for your encouragement. I so agree.

Dee May 6, 2014 at 1:56 pm

I really like the scripture mentioned in James 1:5-6 which says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.”
God is the ultimate source who we should go to when we have questions or “lack wisdom.” I find that prayer is a powerful tool that God has given us, and I believe He wants us to use it. He is the revealer of all truth and He can reveal to us between truth and error.

Jack Wellman May 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Thank you Dee. Amen my friend. When we are not sure, the Bible always reveals what is true and what is false. Thank you so much.

Henry June 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

Hi Jack 🙂

I am currently busy with a study on false doctrine. I started right at the beginning:… the early church of Acts.

The first thing I would like to point out is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with keeping the Sabbath nor observing a feast day.
In fact: The early church did so… and why not… It all points propheticly to Christ, the past and the future.
Its not about works or salvation, we honor and glorify His Name by observing it. It will also be done in the future. Isa 66:22

The first congregations were solely build on the teachings of Jesus… they prospered and many wonders and signs were done: Acts 2:43
Everyone will also agree that the renewed covenant became fully operational in 30AD (at the cross and Pentecost).
This is long before Paul was even converted 34AD. His first mission was in 48AD.

Why do I mention this?
Jesus and His disciples / apostles warned us numerous times that many false prophets shall rise… they shall deceive many.
They will sow tares among the wheat. Mat 13:25
They will also “twist” the scriptures… especially the letters of Paul. 2Pe 3:16

I like your recommendations.
May I also suggest that a good way to detect false doctrine and prophets are to “test” it / them against what Jesus taught… and to look at the fruit Mat 7:16
It is very difficult to change the meaning of His teachings, because He made use of numerous parables / stories to explain each principle He taught… and He also led by example.

Jesus is the truth… the light… the “Word” of God Joh 1:1
His teachings are not difficult to understand nor burdensome:
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

rocky March 1, 2016 at 3:30 am

hi jack, i have a very disturbing question here,i’m from south Africa and we have a church(es) where people eat grass(and all sorts of things) when they are sick or want to prosper and they get healed, And the excuse for the pastor is that he says Jesus said believers will do more than He did so that’s what he(pastor) is doing..your point on that?

Jack Wellman March 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

I am so sorry my friend but this “pastor” is not from God but of Satan as God never promises anywhere in the Bible to heal everyone and even Paul prayed three times to have his “thorn in the flesh” removed but God said no, “My grace is sufficient” for him. I would find another church and pastor or start your own housechurch if there isn’t one near you. What Jesus meant by saying the disciples would do greater things (not us!) is that they would take the gospel into the whole world and they did, especially considering the New Testament is worldwide now.

Tynesha Claiborne March 8, 2019 at 12:10 am

What are your thoughts on the existence of a Mother God? The World Mission Society Church of God claims it is the last mystery of the bible thats required for our salvation and anyone who doesn’t believe it is condemned, I don’t think I’ve ever been more confused in my life. The bible says Jesus is the only way to salvation but the way they explained it they make it seem as if they are the only ones who can understand this “new” way to salvation

JEFFREY SKELDON February 10, 2020 at 5:29 pm

Thank You.

Jack Wellman February 10, 2020 at 5:40 pm

Thank you sir.

Michaelangelo Liebers August 18, 2020 at 12:12 am

My their own works they produce good fruit and not everyone calls upon me lord lord that I’ll listen too depart from me and natsching and wailing of teeth matthew 7: 21 22 23 .

Sherrie November 11, 2020 at 5:19 am

I have something i have been praying about for a while see i was raised with teaching of the Bible my grandfather was a preacher…I have also started my own bible study with my husband and children in my home we recently went to my mother in laws church and she and her family are deep into this church but when I walked in I immediately felt wrong they sing and dance untill they feel like its time to stop they say when the holy ghost says its time.there are many said prophets in the church and two can read your mind and see your life? Maybe I am wrong I hope I am but I felt very unsettled there and never felt the Holy Ghost my mother inlaw says they teach the new ways old ways dont work anymore that there opened my eyes to read more on false teachings bc the last thing I want is to let my children go with them and be lead my the enemy thoughts??

Jack Wellman November 11, 2020 at 9:35 am

If it is new, it’s not from God….if it’s from God, it’s not new, and I see that this church is way off base and is not from God. Leave this church right away. I have seen too many issues about it already and Satan has his own ministers and churches and this may be one of them. I would not let your children go there or they will get caught up in this deception.

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