This is the second sermon by Mr. Huizing that we have chosen to review. We don’t know when it was delivered. We listened by CD.
Mr. Huizing, Family of Faith, The Transformation.
Summary: Make the devil real nervous this morning. Let him know you’re here to do some kingdom business. Amen? We’re here to see some transactions take place. (Mr. Huizing takes the first twenty minutes to introduce the series, wherein he gives a speech to prepare the people to receive what he is about to teach. The transformation he has in mind is said by him to be on the platform of being born again.) The change that you are to experience is based, not on external forces and opinions, but an internal working in your spirit. If you think it, you ought to be able to do it. If you think it, you can do it. It’s just your body that’s holding you back. (Here he quotes Wigglesworth in a positive light, and then reads Romans 12.1, 2 from the KJV.) The body can be used for good or evil. How many of you know it’s not about you, but about God and his purposes—something to think about. You can operate in the good will of God, acceptable will of God, or perfect will of God. You want to stretch for this perfect will of God. You must not be conformed to the world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind. You can’t be in faith for healing and finances by letting your mind wander all over the place. These strongholds that say God isn’t interested in your finances or health must be pulled down. We used to think the wrong way about this. We used to think it was the will of God because it happened. The Bible is the opposite. You must determine the will of God before you pray. I’d love to use my thinking and faith in a higher degree than I’ve been doing. I believe I’m in the right place. I want to keep climbing higher. You are either conformed to the world, or being transformed. It’s a voluntary change. You are involved in it. It is not imposed on you. If you choose not to get involved, change will be done by force. (He reads the text from the Amplified version this time.) ‘Conform’ means to form habits comprised of your surroundings. The environment you’re in dictates how you think. But if it’s contrary to the Bible, you’re going to have to change. Your standard is higher. You have to do it, not just to show them, but because you want to. Are you out there? You know about tithing, sowing, and reaping. Because Abraham paid his tithe to God, God made him very rich. Don’t let external forces dictate to you, including styles, peer pressure, public opinion, and popularity. Don’t take things at face value, but faith value. Find out what God thinks. You’ll always be on the right side of the truth. (He reads the text from the Living Translation this time, and then from the Message, which he approves as the New Testament with an attitude.) You can sit in church, and think you’re doing everything just right, but not be involved in transformation. You’re going to have to go with what God says. You operate in two worlds. Just don’t get them mixed up. Did you get anything out of this?
Remarks: Regretfully, there is precious little in this sermon to praise. Some of the statements made by Mr. Huizing that look fine on the surface do not amount to much because they are contradicted by his overarching beliefs, teachings, and methods. Three examples on this: (1) He tells his listeners to be strong in the word. But the twenty-minute speech he gives at the start is a setup to incline them to receive without examination what he is about to teach. The change you are to experience, or that you should yield to, is based, he says, not on external opinions and forces, but an internal working on your spirit. By the drift of the sermon we can tell what he means by this (though he cannot risk saying so up front.) He means that you should never mind the Bible (what is external) and yield instead to whatever subjective influence you can receive by applying his teachings and methods. And so his admonition to be in the word is just a pretence of solidarity that is calculated to bring your guard down, to get you to put your stones back in your pocket, as he says once. (2) He states that positive thinking is not spiritual thinking. Sounds good. But his teaching is that one should believe in the ability to do right now whatever the saint will be capable of when his body no longer restricts his soul. What is this but the groundless, impotent positive thinking that he states not to be a spiritual practice? His put-down of positive thinking (think positive and you’ll get what you want or achieve your goal) is just a trick to make one believe that his teaching is more reasonable and rational than positive thinking is, when in fact, it’s the same thing. His belief that you should just be able to do whatever you have a mind to do is exactly what positive thinking is: a vain hope. It is a procedure at odds with Scripture; and therefore no historical record will be found to prove its efficiency. The belief is nothing more than a hope in some sort of magic that doesn’t produce results. ‘Word of faith’ teachers do not prosper on account of this belief of theirs that you can do according to the yen of your mind. They prosper out of cleverness and treachery. This bizarre teaching on the present god-like power of the soul is gnostic, cult-like, and anti-scriptural. By gnostic we mean that it aims to initiate listeners into ‘a change of thinking.’ An ‘exchange will have to take place.’ Coming from Mr. Huizing this is scary language because the ‘change of thinking’ or ‘exchange’ is not from less understanding of the Bible to better, but from wherever you are in your understanding to the pastor’s ‘word of faith’ worldview, which contains the trappings of an unbiblical, inferior jesus rather than the true one, and who can, therefore, save no one. His teaching is not of the Bible; it is ‘word of faith’ theology, which includes an estimation of God and man that strikingly contradicts what the Bible shows the truth to be. God is demoted from who he truly is, while man is sinfully exalted. God is made creature-like, while man is made god-like. (3) He asserts that the transformation spoken of is for believers. This might sound like he’s just building on the gospel and that he’s not converting anyone to a gospel that is false. But it is nothing but a soothing sound. It is just a statement made to put the intended victims at ease.
Besides running contrary to Scripture (which is necessarily involved in most errors), what, more distinctly, are some of the characteristics we might discover a false teacher by? (1) A false teacher may run contrary to himself. His own kingdom, as Jesus would say, will be divided against itself. For example, Mr. Huizing passionately maintains that the transformation he has in mind is a voluntary change, something not imposed. Then, right after this, he states that if you choose not to involve yourself in it, change will be done for you. False teachers always get tangled up in contradictions like this.
(2) A false teacher may exhibit a lack of depth. After noting that there are changes that occur from babyhood to adulthood, the pastor remarks, “Would you agree with that?” Is this any kind of argument that needs to be proven and assented to? Who needs to be taught that changes occur? No one. A pastor who will not work on his sermon has nothing more profound to communicate than facts of life that are so obvious as to be already known intuitively.
(3) A false teacher will misrepresent. He gives out a misrepresentation of Calvinism to set the listeners up for this exchange of thinking he wants them to make. The trick of misrepresentation in order to deceive is a device that goes back to the devil. You remember that the devil misrepresented Scripture to Jesus, and so Jesus resisted him. In the same way, even if you’re already convinced that Calvinism is evil, yet if someone misrepresents it, he should be resisted, for misrepresenting is a sin. Calvinism does not teach that God is detached from the lives of his chosen people. Neither is God’s detachment the outcome of such a system of theology. Calvinism teaches that God is so intimately associated with the world he created that not one sparrow can die outside the Father’s will (Matthew 10.29.) You see, all Calvinism does in this question of God’s relation to the universe is to assert that nothing is allowed to happen nor indeed can happen except by the will and ultimate purpose of God, which is precisely what the comment by Jesus about the sparrows is meant to teach. We are not drawing a line in the sand in this analysis or any other, as if to say that no one but a full Calvinist has enough understanding of the gospel to be on the right side with God. We are pointing out that a misrepresentation of anything, even of the devil himself, is a lie, and therefore is a huge warning sign that the man doing it is dishonest. Is a dishonest man good enough to lead people into truth? Is a dishonest man not a deceiver? Should we learn be taught the Bible by a deceiver?
(4) A false teacher will often, if not always, be obsessed with money. Since the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, it is often at the root of so many of the false teacher’s crooked lessons. He will have to misrepresent the Scriptures in order to bring money up to the level of importance he believes money should occupy. Did God bless Abraham because of the tithes he made? That’s Mr. Huizing’s assertion. Is it the assertion of Scripture? First, we should lay it down that the actual blessings to Abraham: the land of Canaan and his physical and spiritual offspring—these were to be realized through his descendents. Therefore in his lifetime the blessing is the promise that begins its fulfillment in Isaac his son. The blessing at this point is the promise. And it’s primarily about spiritual riches, not material. Abraham will be the father of faith, as it says in Romans 4.16. Immediately after Abraham is first mentioned in Genesis 11, the LORD says to him, “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (12.1, 2.) So what do we have? Before Abraham gives anything to God, God gives to Abraham the promise of his blessing. How can it be, then, as Mr. Huizing says, that God blessed Abraham on account of Abraham’s giving? Even if we go forward to Genesis 15 where we see Abraham sacrificing animals to God, these animals are only given for the purpose of Abraham ‘knowing’ that he should inherit the promise (verse 8.) The promise is given before this, in verse 5, which is a reiteration of the promise made in chapter 12, and which comes even before the first explicit mention of Abraham’s faith, which is in 15.6. Abraham’s blessing was on account of, not any tithe that he had made, but the promise of God, which, in turn, hinged upon nothing but God’s electing of him. If God had blessed Abraham on account of Abraham’s tithe, that would have been a blessing handed out in response to Abraham’s giving. But Scripture shows that Abraham’s giving was in response to the promise of God’s blessing. Mr. Huizing puts Abraham first. Scripture puts God first. Abraham giving in order to receive would be Abraham doing a legal act to get the inheritance. But Galatians affirms what the Old Testament narrative shows: that the inheritance was not obtained by the law. It was received by promise (3.18.) The New Testament substantiates what we have just shown the Old Testament to teach. Know this, for it is so much the case that it might be universal: a false teacher will revolve even the most precious things of Scripture around money. And the only way he can do this in front of a crowd that he fears have some Scriptural discernment is to quickly state what is contrary to Scripture, then skip to something else before anyone notices. This is why an analysis must be done: methodically, exactingly, conscientiously. It is the only way to expose the errors of a false teacher to people who don’t have the time or the equipment to inspect and work through what they just vaguely suspect might be wrong. The conventional reason why a false teacher teaches that the blessing of God comes on account of our giving is because he wants you to give to God through him. Like Judas, he holds the purse, or at least has the preeminence over it. Only those close to the top would know for sure who handles the purse strings over at Family of Faith. A caution must be given because church leaders who misinterpret the tithe do it for a carnal reason usually; they do it for private profit. Many members in churches like this one have heard of the research done on ‘faith-based’ profiteers by institutes like the one that is led by ‘the Bible answer man.’ This ‘Bible answer man’ has his faults, which we are ready and willing to show, if need be, in order to prove that we are not biased towards him. (We should all be equal opportunity critics.) But he is correct about this superstitious, predatory band of cheaters who crawl about the networks with their proud boastings in order to prey on simple people for financial gain. These heretics have their followers and imitators, like this Mr. Huizing who, we hear, even has his own television program now. This idea that Abraham was blessed because he gave is nothing else but a false principle for brainwashing people into participating in some ‘give-to-get’ scheme. You give to God like Abraham did, and God will bless you like he did Abraham. Therefore give, give, give, and to God through us. This is what’s at the bottom of getting you to believe that Abraham was blessed because he tithed. The selfish practice of giving in order to get is what is being taught by the sly, spurious lesson that Abraham was blessed because he gave. Do not miss that. And the teaching is in order to get your money. Do not miss that. The lesson of getting by giving does not exist in the life of Abraham. Tithing is never to the purpose of receiving. It is an act of worship that is done out of obedience to God from a willing heart. The idea of giving to get is at variance, too, with the spiritual nature of a Christian. We do not give to get, as Christians. That would be selfish, and selfishness is not a spiritual fruit, but a sinful tendency. We might receive on the heels of our giving, but we do not give to get; and God does not bless us because we give, but for reasons more profound than that, as the life of Abraham teaches us. False teachers misinterpret what the Bible teaches about the tithe, and they do so for avaricious reasons. They succeed among people who may be a little greedy themselves: people who give only, or principally, or even secondarily, in order to get.
(5) A false teacher will usually have an ‘attitude.’ Needless to say, ‘attitude’ is a form of pride, a bombastic form that is antithetical to evangelical humility. Attitude is apparent, not only in Mr. Huizing’s mumbling imitations of objectors to his teachings, but in his nervous giggles. Pay attention to this body language, for the nervous giggles often come out just before or after some lie, slander, or snippy comment. You can notice the same kind of body disclosure among the modern atheists and liberal scholars on CBC radio. Especially if you have some grounding in truth, but if you simply practice to pay attention, signs by which deception may be discovered need not be missed. Body language is a principal sign. It always betrays the con man. Falsifiers operate according to the flesh, not the spirit. Therefore their body language is often in the foreground. You can corroborate their counterfeit nature by it. (It’s just a technique that confirms, nothing more; you know a heretic by what he teaches.) Think of a boy who shuffles his feet or hangs his head every time he tells a lie. It’s like that; but with a full-grown man the giveaway will be less overt, like some nervous giggle. Attitude, moreover, is not always understated. No training to spot attitude is necessary when the speaker brags about how much he loves it! Just note the reason why Mr. Huizing likes the paraphrase called The Message. It’s because it has ‘attitude.’ A fine reason to like what you believe is the word of God!
(6) A false teacher will glory in his own strength; he is a proud boaster who does not know his place. The wise Christian goes to battle with the devil in the manner prescribed in the Bible. In the Lord’s prayer, disciples are taught to say, ‘deliver us from evil,’ which, because evil is not a thing unto itself, we know to mean, ‘deliver us from the evil one’; that is, Satan. We filter Satan up through God for our deliverance, or else get sifted. And Jude, by the angel Michael, teaches us to rebuke the devil by the Lord alone (verse 9.) In contrast, this pastor rants against the devil without qualification by the Lord, which qualification should be: ‘the Lord rebuke you’ or some equivalent. Oh, yes, he’s there to ‘make the devil nervous.’ Or, “let the devil know you’re here to do some kingdom business. Transaction will take place.” Do you not hear the devil laughing at proud, ‘stand on your own’ foolishness like that? Why does he laugh? Because Mr. Huizing takes him lightly, and then steps out alone against him. And who wins? The devil does, and we have seen his victory in the false gospel preached by his unwary servant. This is the ‘transaction’ that takes place by standing proudly against a foe you are no match for. What about our faith overcoming and the Spirit that is in us being greater and verses like that? Does this not guarantee Mr. Huizing the victory? No, because faith is not exercised and the Spirit is not with us when we charge forward in our own feeble strength like Samson did when deceived by Delilah. And what makes you think that a pastor who propagates a false gospel has any faith and Spirit to draw from in the first place?
(7) A false teacher will mock pure religion. ‘Pure religion,’ says James, is to “visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction” (1.27), which, of necessity, implies that these things ought to be done instead of sinful or frivolous activities. It is obviously necessary, if you preach the practice of pure religion to your people, to tell them to not do this and not do that instead. Mr. Huizing, though, ridicules churches that say ‘don’t do this and don’t do that.’ If you’re not telling your people to not do this and not do that, then your people must already be doing everything that is right. But can this be the case? Are there no habits and sins to reprove your people of? No misuse of time? Why do pastors not accuse their people of sin? May it not be because they are themselves engaged in what they should reprove? While we must point fingers at churches that view righteous conduct as if salvation might be obtained by works, it is not proper nor scriptural to denounce conduct without qualification, for conduct is, after all, an evidence of saving faith and part of our working out what the Holy Spirit has worked in. This pastor is too reckless for his own good. Pure religion irks him, and so he takes a drive-by shot at it, and by this random unkindness what do we see? We get a glimpse at the wolfish nature that he would rather keep covered up. To say don’t do this and don’t do that—how evil! By pointing his finger, maybe the pastor is violating his own non-judgmental precept? There are probably more programs than a stick could be shaken at over at this church—we don’t know. But get into this sermon, get real close and personal with it, and you begin to see where the heart of this church’s pastor is at. What is more necessary to religion than prayer? We must know the will of God before we pray, says the pastor. Why then, do we pray ‘thy will be done’ in and during the Lord’s prayer? Was Jesus wrong to teach us to pray in this manner? When we pray ‘thy will be done’ is it just to confirm what we already know? Or is it rather to give our assent to whatever the will of God might be, whether we know what that will is or not? We should know ‘before prayer’ what the will of God might be in particular matters, teaches the pastor. But the apostle says that “we know not what we should pray for” (Romans 8.26.) One might object: Maybe we don’t know what to pray for because we already know his will. But if this be true, why pray at all? There is need, then, only to praise. Listen closely, we know a man is a false teacher when he comes against the most basic things that even a child in Sunday school should get right—when he comes against the very essentials of religion and the teachings of Jesus Christ. What further proof do we need? Let’s elaborate on the proof we have. Who could have had more reason than the Lord Jesus to assume the will of God before prayer. This is God in the flesh! If anyone could have been bold enough and holy enough to do this, it would have been him! ‘Would you agree with that?’ But what does his life teach us? Let’s go into the garden and see. “Father, if thou be willing to remove the cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” What! Jesus had to pray to ‘know’ the will of God? Here we have a perfect Man who is also God, and he goes in prayer to the Father in order to seek his perfect will, and yet Mr. Huizing counsels imperfect sinners to just know the will of God before prayer! What outrageous, proud, ignorant, mischievous advice! This pastor stumbles right face on against the greatest Teacher the world has ever known, and who just happens to be Almighty God! And it is nothing to wonder at. There is no riddle at all to this. After all, Jesus is not sinless to him, is he? How much respect do you have for a man whom you believe to have been a sinner just like yourself? The teachings of such a man may be questioned. The pastor is just living up to his low opinion of who he believes Jesus to be.
(8) A false teacher may expose who he really is by siding with the enemies of God. In his desperate enthusiasm to convince the listeners that they should have such power in themselves to do whatever they design to do, Mr. Huizing clumsily ends up using, for an example, the power the people at the tower of Babel must have had! Yes, let’s covet the kind of power that was cursed by God! There’s a fine idea! (See Genesis 11.) While trying to snare people into believing this think-it: you-can-do-it lie, he ends up laying a trap for himself, and gets caught on the side of God’s enemies! “In the net which they hid is their own foot taken” (Psalm 9.15.) Or to put it more quaintly and perhaps more memorably: Frenzy to forward falsehood will fit the fellow for his fall. What could be more embarrassing and revealing than for a professing Bible teacher to be found on the side of wicked sinners cursed by God into confusion for their attempt to make a name for themselves? Mr. Huizing is a true Babylonian. He is full of confusion because of his own attempt to be a ‘somebody.’ Self-building is more important to him than the foundation of a sinless Christ. For those who would like to listen for themselves, this comment on his spiritual ancestors at the tower of Babel comes in shortly after the twenty-minute mark. We’re sure the pastor would be willing to hand out CD’s to whoever wants them. He’s very eager to self-promote. Listen to the sermon, read the analysis over once again, and we believe that if you are after the truth you will discover that Mr. Huizing is a danger to souls and that truth must be obtained through some other agent than him. In our regular prayers, do we not beg from God protection from deception? “Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me” (Psalm 31.4.) Friend, whoever you are, do you not see that your prayer has been answered through this analysis? Mr. Huizing fits the profile of a deceiver caught in his own net. He’s the man God would save you from. Pray to God for open eyes and a willing heart.
Conclusion. The only plan in this sloppy sermon is the plan to deceive. This is a shallow but devious sermon by a man who is in love with himself and wise in his own eyes. He even asks for a pat on the back at one point! “Did you get anything out of this?” he asks at the close. Yes, but unfortunately, none of it was good. You can sit in church, he warns, and think you’re doing everything right, yet still not be involved in transformation. Let’s hope that he’s right about his hearers not being involved in transformation, for the transformation the pastor has in mind is to make clones of himself and Kenneth Hagin, neither of whom is orthodox enough to handle the shoe-latch of a Sunday school teacher. “If you’ll dig a little deeper,” he promises, “you’ll know what the truth is.” We’ve done that, and discovered that he is not in the truth. Be ye transformed by the renewing, not ‘removing’ of your mind, he counsels. We counsel his people to apply this advice at least as diligently and faithfully as we have. By not removing our mind we have learned a lot about how Mr. Huizing’s mind conflicts with the mind of Christ. Mr. Huizing urges his listeners to think, to not just have faith, and to not just repeat things ‘parrot-like’ without knowing the meaning. This is the precise opposite of what he imposes. The exhortation is just put in there to gloss over his effort to brainwash. “An opportunity will always come to anybody,” he says. We all know from experience and observation that this rhetorical statment is a lie. Do many sinners not die before another opportunity comes to hear the gospel? Do many Christians not die, even charismatic church members, before another opportunity is given to quit their sinful lust for signs and wonders? If you are part of this church or one like it, and are reading this right now, you have an opportunity to trade the Mr. Huizings of the world for the true gospel. If you are believing, as he does, that Jesus suffered in hell and got reborn, etc., then you are believing a false gospel that will not get you into the kingdom of God and that will seal your soul in the tomb of hell forever. You might not receive another opportunity to deal with this. Do not be conformed to your surroundings, argues the pastor. Think of what he is conforming you to. It’s no better than conformation to the world! In fact, it’s even worse, for hypocrisy is worse than worldliness. You are being conformed to pride, greed, and a Babylonian mindset that is at odds with how you must be reconciled and made acceptable to God. If you attempt to come to God Almighty through a gospel that has a corrupt jesus for a saviour and a methodology that is more like gnosticism and wishful magic than Christianity, then you will be turned away at the entry point of God’s eternal place of rest. You will without question be turned away if you think of entering on the basis of beliefs like these, or else the whole revelation of God is nothing but a lie, which, of course, it is not. You cannot enter into God’s comforting presence except through the Man Christ Jesus, who is a ‘stone of stumbling’ and a ‘rock of offence.’ What does this mean? There are those who stumble at Jesus Christ: who stumble against who he actually is and what he actually did. You must realize that stumbling gospels exist, and you must make it your aim to end up as one who does not stumble, for those who stumble do not enter in. They fall short; they are cast down and cast out; they are rejected as spiritual lepers who have never been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. With Mr. Huizing’s gospel as the way of salvation, you will be rejected, no matter how self-assured you may be about being saved. All your assurance of salvation, if this gospel of his is yours, is the delusion of Satan. And this delusion, if you obstinately and ignorantly continue in it, will result in the judgment of a righteous God upon you for refusing to acknowledge and adhere to the gospel of Jesus Christ in all its unmingled purity.
To help you a little further, you may keep an eye open for the upcoming reports we have done on books that are routinely recommended by churches like this one. This pastor seems to like Wigglesworth. See the book reports on him. And there is this book by a man called James B. Richards. He was certainly recommended by some authority at Family of Faith a few years ago. See the book report on that. And may God bless you with an understanding and unbiased heart to receive this criticism of Mr. Huizing’s sermon and the honest reporting of some books that this man would no doubt praise.
Now just one more thing. Maybe you’ve never heard anyone raise such an alarm about Mr. Huizing before. But many alarms have gone out to warn of false teachers just like him and the ‘word of faith’ that is preached by this wild band of bombastic, empty boasters who preside over Mr. Huizing’s thoughts. (There are excellent articles available to anyone who wants to know; they are free to peruse over the internet. Email me if you wish to be directed to the right place. Or maybe I will provide a few links.) But why hasn’t any orthodox pastor in Red Deer given warning? Maybe some local pastor has; however, not to our knowledge. Most will not because there is this unbiblical unity in the Ministerial that makes it too uncomfortable for orthodox pastors to speak out. They will not rock the boat of diplomacy for the sake of being the ambassadors the Bible calls them to be. Do you see the difference here? A diplomat cultivates peaceful relations. An ambassador delivers the message of his sovereign. Pastors are called to be ambassadors who give out the full counsel of Christ, not diplomats who cultivate relations with persons who oppose that counsel. It is unpopular to be a faithful ambassador of Jesus Christ. Most pastors today do not have the backbone for it; neither have they the heart; and so one begins to deduce that they certainly do not have the mind, not the ‘mind of Christ.’ To speak as boldly as a pastor ought requires a spirit that glows just a bit for devotion to Jesus; really, it should glow so much that even prison might be risked for the sake of defending his truth and objecting to distortions of it. The apostle Paul’s heart and practice was “to open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds” (Ephesians 6.19, 20.) The apostle not only practiced the hard line that he preached, but preached the same hard line to the men ordained through him. About ‘seducing spirits’ and ‘doctrines of devils’ he said to Timothy, “If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ” (1 Timothy 4.6, emphasis added.) This is a very noxious truth to all orthodox pastors in this city who are too possessed of the spirit of fear to expose and oppose gospels that are twisted into perverted forms. Far from risking jail for the gospel they claim to be saved by and that they supposedly labor to proclaim, they will not even risk their ‘nice’ reputation. They will not utter one word that might offend because the ‘offence of the cross’ (Galatians 5.11) is not part of their theology. That’s what it seems like, anyway. They must be ‘nice guys’ before anything else, even at the expense of good ambassadorship. And so it is left up to unimportant, insignificant, self-educated men like myself to warn churchgoers of what they’re getting themselves into when they attend a ‘place of worship’ like the Family of Faith, which, in truth, at least behind its pulpit, is a ‘synagogue of Satan.’ May the Spirit of God take that troublesome truth right into your heart! Of what use is a church to God so long as her pastor nurtures and perpetuates an idea of Jesus that God’s word condemns? Was Jesus reborn from sin or wasn’t he?—: this is a question (not the only one) whose answer ought to decide each member to continue or not in this Family of Faith.