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Monday, September 16, 2013

Discerning Devilish Doctrines

Doctrines of Demons

 It is not my purpose here to point out the many, many individual  doctrines (teachings) that have been sown into the great body of Christianity. 

Rather we would alert you to the nature and character of the spirits that work through the people that hold them. I would safely say that most of us have held some of them along our journey and it is by God's grace we are delivered of them.

2 Timothy 2:23    But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes...
1.  "foolish": dull, heedless, absurd, stupid
2.  "questionings": a dispute or its' theme
3.  "strifes":  ***battle, controversy, quarrel, disputes***
 Do what with them? –“refuse”??

That’s G3868: to beg offdeprecate, decline, shun: - avoid, (make) excuse, entreat, refuse, reject.
To not reject them is to “give place to the devil” and it is to our dismay we have seen dozens of people we thought were firm in the faith succumb to error.

Bear in mind that when people are obsessive over a particular teaching, and compulsively driven to argue, prove, or relentlessly persuade others then learn to discern what spirit is compelling them.

checkpoints: 1.  People holding them will *vigorously* press them by fleshly debate and strife. -and justifyingly call it "zeal" or even “truth”!
2. they are often sweetly seductive, contain an appearance of truth, and appeal to fleshly minds in giving comfort and false assurance.
3. They are not explained "line upon line", "precept upon precept", citing both command and examples from New Testament scripture. Rather they will even offer persuasive human explanations and reasoning to cause doubt in what is written that is plainly expressed.

4. They may be attested to by experiential testimony, sometimes without scriptural foundation.
5. They divide people causing faction and separation...
6. It only takes ONE demonic doctrine to cause faction.
    REAL faction, not just accusatory faction because of disagreement over understandings..

7.  A doctrine of demons will usually filter back to an individual or small like-minded group.  A book, video, TV program, or website can attract many followers in a short time.
8.  They will complicate and obfuscate simple words and teachings using many words. Most error is shrouded by longggg explanations.

9.  When demons are involved, we will feel hurt, attacked, upset, or lose peace as we listen to or read their words......
Bad fruit is produced and will manifest “works of the flesh –Galatians 5 speaks of these spiritual fruits.
Fruits like arrogance, critical, stubbornness, pride, self-righteous works, despising our neighbor, etc. are manifest.

10. Doctrines of demons dwell in fleshly minds and produce "works of the flesh".
Strife, debate, anger, frustration, confusion, division, separations, are their ourcome.
11. Some doctrines of demons only change one word in a scripture as in the devil did with Eve in Genesis 3.
12. Doctrines of demons "pervert", that is twist the meaning of scripture by re-defining or adding to the meaning.

13. Very often they are used to condemn people that do not follow them.
14.  They tend to bondage:  of laws, rules, and or the leaders that promote them.
15. If contradicted by truth and a multitude of scripture the demons will manifest with anger, accusation, judgment, even cursing.
16. They promote spiritual superiority, elitism, and the sense of being among a people of special knowledge.

17.  Demons persistently strive to have the last word.
18:  Characteristics and nature of these demons working through people:
    a. they are ATTENTION-loving
    b. they will argue and argue and argue and argue and…..
    c. they do so in order to draw people into fruitless discussions and stir the flesh nature. Fleshly anger, mocking (LOL!), pride, arrogance and confusion reveal their presence.

Demons are VERY creative inventing doctrines and or perverting true doctrines.
Examples of this are inserting meanings that are not given in scripture by either example or command, especially through the writings of the New Covenant apostles.
2 John 1:7  For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist...

The "many" is who?
MANY deceivers are a hallmark of the last days. "Many" means literally a majority, and it was referenced by Jesus in terms of them that confess Christ as Lord.

What is written in scripture is true.  The explanations, reasoning’s, and wisdom of man cannot be trusted. Those that are driven to put forth pet doctrines are falling into a deception no matter how truthful it appears.

The Pharisee Christians of the New Testament in Acts 15 in error set forth the laws of the Old Testament and attempted to impose words from the scripture that were never given to the church. Those men “perverted” the scripture and “troubled” the saints.

Paul  wrote of them in Galatians saying “if we or an angel from heaven preaches any other gospel… let him be accursed"

Take heed brethren.
-rory moore
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