How Can We Stand Tall as Christians on High School and College Campuses?

How Can We Stand Tall as Christians on High School and College Campuses?

How Can We Stand Tall as Christians on High School and College Campuses?

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Four Self-Refuting Statements Heard on College Campuses Across America

University campuses are less and less tolerant of Christian principles and teachings. How can young Christians thrive in this environment and emerge from their university years with their faith intact? J. Warner joins Tim Stratton from Free Thinking Ministries in this Q and A session. Together they respond to this question.


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  1. Days of Noah

    Here's what you can do. Never become a cessationist.


    Doctrine from Atrocity

    There are few things I have been more shocked by as a devout believer in Jesus Christ than the concept of cessationism. I had already read 1st & 2nd Corinthians when I first learned about this supposedly Christian view and couldn’t understand how anyone could believe such obvious nonsense. The Bible is the perfect true eternal word of Almighty God. The Holy Spirit is the guide that unlocks the scriptures for believers who meet God’s conditions. When I heard the scriptural basis that cessationists claim supports their view, I was even more dumbfounded.

    As you may have heard, cessationists believe some of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit have ceased to exist while others have not. In researching the origins of this unbiblical doctrine, I discovered something so unbelievably horrible that I knew I had to expose it not only to end it but to enable others trapped in this unholy schism that is now staining the Body of Christ with the blood of the innocent. Blood spilled by a psychotic Catholic sycophant, John Calvin. He was no reformer. He was an agent of Satan.

    In only 5 years while ruling in Geneva, John Calvin advocated for the murder of 58 people with competing Theological viewpoints or people he felt were rivals. They were all either burnt at the stake or tortured and then burnt at the stake or beheaded for nothing more than a differing view. That’s nearly one person executed each and every month of John Calvin’s 5 year reign of terror in Geneva. These people weren’t murderers or thieves or rapists or molesters of children. They were people who thought of God in a different way than John Calvin. Calvin even plotted for years to kill someone who thought John Calvin was a colleague, Michael Servetus. Calvin bragged about it in his journals.

    “Servetus offers to come hither, if it be agreeable to me. But I am unwilling to pledge my word for his safety, for if he shall come, I shall never permit him to depart alive, provided my authority be of any avail.” – Letter to Farel, 13 February 1546.

    Calvin also had 76 more people exiled for their beliefs and then banned all art of any kind except for music. This included any art of our Lord Jesus. Décor of this type in Church was made illegal. During all of this horror, cessationism was born. John Calvin utilized the writings of a Catholic, Augustine, to justify his appetite for murder and control over others. So here you have a supposed reformer incorporating the writings of a Catholic to advocate murder. Reformers don’t consult Catholics for doctrine. Reformers are opposed to Catholics. In addition to this, Calvin completely ignored Paul’s instructions on how to deal with unbelievers.

    “A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth” (2 Timothy 2:24-25).

    Calvin loved the idea of prolonged torture.

    “I am persuaded that it is not without the special will of God that, apart from any verdict of the judges, the criminals have endured protracted torment at the hands of the executioner.” – Calvin's letter to Farel on 24 July

    Calvin was said to have never repented for his primary role in the execution of 58 innocent people. This is the man who cessationists think was a wonderful person and a gift to Christianity from God himself. This poses the question, what god are they referring to?

    Let’s take a closer look at what cessationists believe.

    Cessationists believe that the spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing and speaking in tongues ceased with the end of the apostolic age. They also do not believe in any miracles or miraculous events attributable to God. In addition to this, most believe demon possession or people who have been demonized are actually experiencing mental health issues. They deny the biblical fact that demons exist and are to this day active and working against God by claiming those beliefs are primitive. Again, no scripture supports this view, none. Cessationists state that scripture is enough yet ignore the scripture revealing the spiritual gifts given to believers by the Holy Spirit. It is a twisted road leading into the cessationist mind. The end of the road however, is quite clear if you have eyes that see.

    Facts about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit as written in the Holy Bible

    Prophecy warns. They are communications from God through His servants to warn believers and nonbelievers alike.

    Healing shows the power of God on Earth. The laying on of hands shows the power of God through His servants.

    Speaking in tongues is meant as a sign of God to unbelievers so they may learn about God.

    Casting out demons. This goes hand-in-hand with healing and was a primary ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Have you noticed anything yet? Are the pieces of the puzzle coming together yet?

    Let’s take a look at Satan’s perfect Christian.

    Cannot prophecy and is unable to warn the Body of Christ or anyone for that matter.

    Has no ability to heal others through the power of the Holy Spirit and cannot represent God’s power here on Earth

    Cannot speak in tongues because they have never met the conditions for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    Has no ability to cast out demons using the power of the Holy Spirit

    Does not believe in miracles from God demonstrated by the Holy Spirit

    Do you have eyes that see and ears that hear? Still need proof?

    Have you noticed who was chosen to appear on the satanic mainstream media as a “Christian Hero”? That’s right, a cessationist, John MacArthur. What better way to lead the unsaved right into the arms of a powerless church. Promote it as THE Christian church! Make the powerless church heroic in the public eye so that many would flock to it.

    Cessationist churches are in fact powerless. The evidence is in the word of God. Without the spiritual gifts we are also without the Holy Spirit who bestows those gifts through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. There’s a very good reason why Jesus never specifically defined what Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was. Clearly this was not up for discussion or debate. It was a warning, plain and simple. It was a warning to not even get near it. Fear of the Lord is the proper response, not question the Lord. This is a warning cessationists completely ignore to this day. Cessationists incessantly violate scripture by adding and/or taking away from it where they please, just like John Calvin did. Deuteronomy 4:2 warns against this very clearly. Cessationists habitually place the mind of man in front of the word of God because they are in love with their own minds. They substitute eloquence for accuracy and sweet for bitter.

    They are blasphemers, all of them. They serve Satan whether they know it or not regardless of their intentions.

    Cessationists have no fear of the Lord but they do have an abundance of pride.

    Cessationists have never met the conditions to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

    Without humility and repentance, they never will.

    Cessationist pastors condemn their congregation by insuring they will not be the prepared bride for our Lord Jesus.

    They follow the unbiblical doctrine of a murderous psychopath who was a Catholic sycophant.

    But did we really need to break this down as I have or can we simply agree that John Calvin was a psychotic, hard-hearted, murderous unrepentant monster. He was not a hero. There is nothing he could contribute to Christianity that isn’t stained with the blood of the innocent. Not one single thing. He was also a fraud and not a Christian. He was said by people who knew him that he worked himself to death while never repenting for what he had done. Catholics believe you are saved by works also and not by grace alone. I submit to you that John Calvin worked himself to death hoping the Catholics were right. They weren’t. They still aren’t.

    If you attend a cessationist church, leave while you can. The Holy Spirit is not in your church and your pastor is a liar.

    Cessationist Preachers and Personalities

    John MacArthur Voddie Baucham Todd Freil RC Sproul Paul Washer Ravi Zacharias Dr. Charles Stanley

    Dr. David Jeremiah Tom Pennington Dr. Michael Heiser Justin Peters Dr. Sam Waldron Richard Gaffin

    Daniel B. Wallace Charles Swindoll Timothy Keller Rick Warren Doug Wilson John D. Hall Dr. Theodore Zachairides

    There are many, many more….

    Cessationist Denominations

    All Presbyterian Churches Nearly All Baptist Churches (excluding Southern Baptist and few others) Nearly All Calvinist and Reformed Churches

    (75 million members worldwide) (40 million members worldwide) (75 million members worldwide)

    Many Episcopal and Anglican Churches

    (85 million members worldwide)

    There's more than one evil behind the pulpit.

    Now can you see why many are called but few chosen?

    There is only ONE CHURCH and it is The Church of Jesus Christ as represented in the Holy Bible.

    Denominations fragment the Body of Christ and distort the Word of God.

    This isn’t going to improve until our Lord Jesus returns.

    Will you be a martyr defending His church or will you drift further into oblivion?

    The coming Revival will produce many martyrs.

    Will you do for Him what he did for us?

    Speak the truth of the word until they kill you?

    Those who endure until the end will be saved.

    December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm Reply
  2. Mi at

    They found whole WHALE on top of mountain then lie and say no evidence of flood anywhere. THey lie and say no information then try to copy dna to STORE INFORMATION. They lie and say no creation when they already found GEARS! Let that sink in. Man thought they INVENTED GEARS. The evolutionists even said they would NEVER find GEARS because that would be impossible to evolve and show creation! Now they have it, do they admit the truth? No they say it must have evolved "somehow". No science in evolutionism. Call upon the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be SAVED! Get a king james bible and believe. Read Matthew. Read 1 John 4.

    December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm Reply
  3. coulie27

    This is so important! Fantastic message. More like this!

    December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm Reply
  4. LoveYourNeighbour

    Thanks for shattering the historically ignorant idea that science belongs to Atheism! Young people need to hear the TRUTH about the strong connection between science & Christianity!

    December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm Reply
  5. Steve Simek

    Next week I begin a series of short introductory talks for our church group on helping our family and friends learn to defend the faith so that we can stem the flow of those who are leaving. The first session is on defending against atheism and the garbage Christians hear in high school and college, with a focus on Big Bang not being in conflict with religion. My prayer this morning has been answered. Thank you Lord, and thank you J. Warner.

    December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm Reply
  6. Brian Pompei

    Young people loose their faith because they aren’t being taught anything in church. Our churches no longer have Sunday school and they are more concerned with entertainment than with education. Because education is so boring. especially in the mega churches.

    December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm Reply
  7. Jon-Paul Leigh

    Everyone should do honest non bias research, taking everything in account, unlike many atheist scientist that assume evolution rather than a hypothesis & many assume the bible is false w/ out reading, knowing all context esp historical & types of language, poetic, symbolic etc, used & seeing its formation & preservation, that scripture are reliable historical documents, even proven w/ archeology, nevermind the known formation of the early church that is very much still here for the glory of God through the light of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit

    December 16, 2021 at 9:58 pm Reply

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