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April 29, 1998

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Women Preachers - Caution!

Recently some VW subscribers have written, asking or telling me about some current women preachers that are making quite a splash in some circles. Apparently Marilyn Agee is predicting that the Rapture will be occuring on May 31 this year. And Joyce Meyer is carrying on with tongues, telling people that it doesn't matter if anybody can interpret anything because the "angels do the interpreting."

While I don't have time or the desire to keep current on what every pied piper is doing out there, and don't know these two specifically; although I've seen brief moments of "some" women preachers on TBN as I am channel surfing "on-past" TBN; there are some obvious errors to beware of.

First of all, these two (or any others like them) are not according to Scripture. They are in flagrant violation of Paul's teachings. "Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. (1Co14:34)

Furthermore, "And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. (1Tm2:12-14)

If anybody wants to "interpret-their-way-around" these very clear teachings of Scripture, I will not waste any time arguing with you. God's Word has spoken.

The history of the "Church" shows that, very often, it is the female gender which introduces false doctrine, especially when such involves "emotional" aberrations. Yes, New Age feminism tells us that we must get in touch with our "feminine side" and explore the "feminine aspects" of God. And so, it is "fitting" that women should be leading in this way. ...so they say.

In churches I have visited where people were being "spirit-filled" it was invariably the pastor's wife who was leading things. In Black churchs it is typically one of the "more vocal" women who leads out. In such a church I visited one time, it was the girl in the choir who was "overcome" and making quite a spectacle. Many of the more popular emotional "worship music" has its origins by women.

Remember, Paul says, "In the last days perilous times will come...having a form of godliness but denying its power...for of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts."(2Tm3:1-6) If this were not the case, why would platform leadership have to warn the men against lusting after the women slithering around seductively as they are [demonically] "spirit-filled" during these meetings?

For the Christian, it is one thing to "happen to" observe and see that these things are going on. But you notice Paul says, "and from such people turn away!" Do not participate with them. Do not even go to "investigate" to see "what is happening." To Israel God said, "take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them...and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.' "You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way...Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it. (Deu12:30-32) The "gods" these people, today, are worshipping are not the God Most High. They teach "doctrines of demons."(1Tm4:1)

Will the Rapture happen on May 31? It might, it might not. There are significant reasons, Scripturally, why it COULD. But then there are also many such "reasons" for other dates. It is not for us to know the "times or seasons" (Acts1:7) But as we see the signs that He is "at the doors"(Mt24:33) we are to "watch."(Mt24:42)

And even about these kinds of things, Jesus said that the false christs would have "great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect."(Mt24:24) So if this pied piper says Christ is coming "here" or "there"..."do not go out" and "do not believe it."(Mt24:26)

All the aberrant stuff is going to be "out there." It's part of "the times" we live in. But don't go "check them out." If you do, you open yourself up to the demons which infest these meetings. If you are a Believing Christian, your body is a "temple" of the Holy Spirit. (1Co6:19) You are to be holy [separate and distinct] because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." (1Pt1:16) Don't defile yourself with satan and his demons by going to these meetings!!

Amen!

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