Infidels Sermon - Pastor Steve Winter

These are my notes from tonight's (11/08/2001) sermon on infidels.
 I have the audio available at http://www.onenessapostolic.org/audio 

"Infidels" what does that mean?

Condsider the term infidelity? See the association? Consider also
the related concepts of "chaste" vs. "unchaste". This is also
related to "holy" and "unholy".

Can someone who is spiritually unchaste be holy at the same time? Can
an unholy, unchaste person be saved? (I speak of the unrepentant
here).

We see so called "preachers" licensed by the United Pentecostal Church
advocating lying and we see so called "christians" supporting such
sin.

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall
be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it;
but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not
err therein.

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according
to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity
of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to
uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your
members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to
God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit,
perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is
created in righteousness and true holiness.

Holiness is not some optional issue! Salvation depends on it.

The Bible teaches that merely "bearing with" a teacher of false
doctrine makes one "unchaste". Note carefully how Paul is concerned
for their chastity.
Keep in mind the relationship of chastity, fidelity and holiness. If
that is not enough to convince you notice that Paul is talking about
Christians being corrupted!

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy:
for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a
chaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through
his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity
that is in Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not
preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not
received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might
well bear with him.

Now see that the great thing that Paul is so fearful of here is also
sin of omission as well. What does it mean to "bear with"
someone? Does it not mean to tolerate? Let's look at Strongs.
It does not mean that we believe Strong was a Christian to accept
that he was an adequate linguist.

430 anechomai {an-ekh'-om-ahee}
middle voice from 303 and 2192; TDNT - 1:359,*; v
AV - suffer 7, bear with 4, forbear 2, endure 2; 15
1) to hold up
2) to hold one's self erect and firm
3) to sustain, to bear, to endure

Consider Paul's fear for the Church that they would become unchaste
and corrupt just for "bearing with" a deceiver like a trinitarian.

There is a generation of so called "Oneness Christians" who are
devoid of even the concept that there exists such a thing a
spiritual chastity, but that is were we get "infidel" from! This
generation is a manifestation of the fruits of a generation measuring
themselves by themselves and their traditions.

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or
compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they
measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among
themselves, are not wise.

Paul gives the Church commandments as well regarding what to do
regarding those who bring false religion to you.

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any
other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let
him be accursed.
Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man
preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him
be accursed.

Let me mention that the phrase "let him be accursed" appears only
twice in the Bible. Also note that Paul's commandment is the only
commandment that the Bible repeats twice. Some teach that it is not
a commandment but these also,
in my experience also believe in women preachers, double married
preachers and that it is OK for a Saint to attend trinitarian worship
services among other things.

It is a sin to merely "bear with" a trinitarian preacher. Now, it
is important to realize that every trinitarian is not a preacher, but
if a trinitarian is promoting
false doctrines, then they are a "preacher". The same individual
that I might invite into my home for a visit if they just dropped by,
I would probably curse on my doorstep if they came bringing false-
christian tracts on behalf of their cult.

The way some of those Mormon boys look at me wide eyed you would think
I was the first one to ever curse them in the Name of the Lord Jesus
Christ!

Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the
name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

And, if you do not have the scriptural foundation to curse them in
the Name of the Lord Jesus, then you better not do it.

Remember, just to bear with someone teaching a false religion is
spriritual whoredom. That's right! What do you thing
that "unchaste" means?

There is a wedding supper coming up. There is also Great Whore, the
mother of all trinity denominations! God chose that terminology, not
me!

Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the
seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many
waters:

Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY,
BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE
EARTH.

That's right the trinity really is a "mystery" as most trinitarians
will admit because they themselves can't begin to understand the
confusion. It is MYSTERY BABYLON! God is not the author of
confusion!

Pastor Steve Winter