Playing with Strange Fire
Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before him the wrong kind of fire, different than he had commanded. So fire blazed forth from the Lord’s presence and burned them up, and they died there before the Lord.
What many might consider a new spiritual renewal might not be new after all... De Colores and Walk to Emmaus Ecumenical Movement are sweeping throughout the Evangelical Bible Based Christian Churches and seductively merging them with the Roman Catholic Church without them even knowing it.
I first became acquainted with the De Colores Movement during my childhood being raised as a good Roman Catholic both of my parents participated in the Cursillo back in the 1960’s.
Today under a vale secrecy that more resembles the characteristic of freemasonry than a Christian fellowship, many people throughout evangelical churches are being invited to participate in a Cursillo which last around a 72-hour period Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
During these 72 hours of psychological operations sleep deprivation activity they focus on emotion, singing, prayer, and the soulish bond that is created by group confession; while at the same time avoiding doctrinal and propositional truth contained in Scripture, this is a true recipe for potential disaster!
The secrecy of De Colores naturally breeds a lack of communication and Godly accountability demanded by Scripture. When asked about the Cursillo… they normally reply, “I can’t tell you about it, because it’s a secret, you just have to come first”; this kind of circular reasoning is no more than “It’s a secret and you have to go to find out… it’s secret”. The finger prints of the Jesuits handy work is all over this movement. The Jesuits are also known as the Secret Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers founded half a millennium ago by the soldier-turned-mystic Ignatius Loyola. Their sole purpose is to counter the Protestant Reformation and fortify all the road back to Rome.
The Word of God echoed in my heart as I recalled Paul’s charge to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20:28-30: “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock. Even some men from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following”.
Yes, men and women from your own churches will be misled as we are seeing in breakneck speed across this nation. We are rapidly reaching the point where the gospel of Christ will be removed from Evangelical Bible based Christian Churches and only taught in small isolated communities, far removed from the busy metropolitan centers where apostasy is now thriving.
Historically it’s been said that “All roads lead to Rome” This was literally true in the days of the Roman Empire, when all the empire's roads radiated out from the capital city, Rome. And now we are seeing all religions working its way back to the Church of Rome as seen in the Word of God.
The prophecies of Daniel, Paul and John, all point to the beast of Rome. A very interesting verse in Revelation chapter 1 verse 7 added detail to those who will be back in power in Christ’s return “Look, he is coming with the clouds," and "every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth "will mourn because of him." So shall it be! Amen.”
How is it possible for the Roman soldiers who pierced Jesus’ side with a spear to be on hand when the Son of man comes upon the clouds of heaven? The world governing religious system will be back in play when Christ returns and we are witnessing how it is infiltrating the Evangelical churches of over day.
Every possible avenue of attack is being exploited to infiltrate the Evangelical church and lure it into an institutional union with the Roman Catholic monolith. Many clever stratagems and devices for many years have been developed by Rome for this purpose. Rome is determined to undermine the work of the Reformation and convince Evangelicals that the cause of Christianity would be better served by ‘setting aside our doctrinal differences and celebrating what we have in common’. The same method that is being used on those who participate in De Colores and The Walk to Emmaus ecumenical movement.
We are admonished to test all things, the Apostle John states, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). For example, in 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 we find Paul exhorting the Christians to not “despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good.”
These two passages are just a few of the many that warn Christians to test the message that people or spirits proclaim. This is true in all situations but most importantly when a person or spirit is claiming to speak for God. Christians are to be discerning hearers and readers of all messages. The reason for the admonition to “test the spirits” or “test all things” is that there are “many false prophets” or “wolves in sheep’s clothing” that try to lead Christians astray. Sadly, there are many people who claim to speak for God who are presenting a false gospel that is powerless to save. Such errant teaching leaves people with a false hope of salvation and, in a way, inoculates them from the true message. People who are deceived into thinking everything is fine will be more resistant to the truth.
Second Corinthians 11:13-15 warns us that “such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. It is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” The reason for testing the spirits, for testing all religious teaching, is to see if it is truly from God or if it is a lie from Satan and his servants.
The test is to compare what is being taught with the clear teaching of the Bible. The Bible alone is the Word of God; it alone is inspired and inerrant. Therefore, the way to test the spirits is to see if what is being taught is in line with the clear teaching of Scripture. In Acts 17:10-11 the Berean Jews were commended because, after they heard the teachings of Paul and Silas, they “examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” The Bereans were called “noble” for doing so.
Testing the spirits means that one must know how to “examine the Scriptures.” Rather than accept every teaching, discerning Christians diligently study the Scriptures. Then they know what the Bible says and therefore can “test all things and hold fast to what is true.” In order to do this, a Christian must “be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). The Word of God is to be “a lamp” and “a light” to our path (Psalm 119:105). We must let its light shine on the teachings and doctrines of the day; the Bible alone is the standard by which all truth must be judged.