Warning the Church of the Religious Trojan Horse
By Brannon S. Howse
The great burden of my heart is to use the projects of Worldview Weekend and Worldview Weekend Foundation to encourage and equip true believers to understand the great need to proclaim the gospel, suffer for the gospel, defend the gospel, and rejoice in the gospel. I am reminded of Acts 20:28-31 which declares:
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.
The great need of the hour is for you and me to warn the church of the false teachers that have come in among the church through a religious Trojan horse. These false teachers are speaking perverse things. The word perverse actually means speaking distorted or twisted things. Today, false teachers are promoting a form of godliness but denying God as spoken of in 2 Timothy 3:5.
Jude 3 also warns of the religious Trojan horse when we read, "for certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 2:1-2 further reveals the need for Christians to guard ourselves and the flock from the deception of the religious Trojan horse:
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.
It is from this growing false, dominate church that I believe Christians are going to receive a great deal of persecution. It is for this reason we must equip and train the church to understand that persecution is to be expected for the true believer that is contending for the gospel. 2 Timothy 3:12 tells us to expect this:
Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
It is for this reason Worldview Weekend and Worldview Weekend Foundation is working to equip and encourage the church to proclaim the gospel, suffer for the gospel, defend the gospel, and rejoice in the gospel. Here are some verses that I pray will encourage you as they have me.
Defend the Gospel: 1 Timothy 6:20, 2 Timothy 1:13, 2:25,
Proclaim The Gospel: I Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Timothy 1:8, 2:15, 4:2
Suffer for the Gospel: 2 Timothy 1:8, 2:3, 2:8-9, 3:12, 4:2
Rejoice in the Gospel: Romans 8:18, 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Romans 8:18 is such an encouragement to me:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 is what I pray will be true of you and of me:
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
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THANK YOU BROTHER BRANNON
Dear Brother Brannon.....Thank You for being a Watchman on the Wall and warning us of the dangers from false preacher and teachers. Two years ago I took my first born daughter on a 'Spiritual Journey' and we came to Branson to Worldview Weekend. She was amazed on what is going on in our country, schools, churches and how deception is being renamed and reclassified. We are being brainwashed and don't even know it. With news and weather commentators we have heard the phrase mother nature so long that it is now used as a fact and not fiction. For years I have called TV news station to tell them there is no mother nature. It is God, and if they can't use that term then just say nature. The latest word they are brainwashing us with is create. Every where I read an article create is used. Only God creates because He is the Creator, Originator and Author of all things. We can only procreate. For an artist or poet to say I created this, actually he didn't because the paint and canvas for the art or the words for the poem all go back to what God created, the material for the canvas, paint and words. In sports we hear the phrases, 'the sacrificial lamb,' or the 'Holy Grail,' words that apply only to Jesus. The phrase 'born again' is being used from political comebacks to sporting events. I've been telling people for 7 years about Rick Warren and his new age message and that he is a false preacher/teacher. Only now when people such as yourself speak out are they beginning to listen. Thank You Brannon for The Truth. It is getting harder and harder to find with deception being so rampant. My prayers are with You because You are making the devil very angry.
|Posted On: 07/23/11 08:22:34 AM
||Age 0, TN
The key word is deception! Jesus Christ, His Apostles and throughout Church history as well as in Israel's OT history deception has been the Satan's most effective ploy. The very first sin came from that diabolical ploy; Genesis 3 & I Timothy 2:14. Why would Christ and His Apostles warn us about this tactic over and over again if it does not mean anything. Aren't we saved no matter what comes our way? Yes, sort of, remember what Paul said to Timothy in II Timothy 2:15? Everyone of us that are saved are to handle accurately God's word, or be ashamed before Him if we don't. What does "being ashamed" before our creator really mean? Think about it! Thank you Brannon for "watching" and "being ready" and not succumbing to "being deceived." This video and upcoming book must be seen by everyone that names the name of Christ, deception is overwhelmingly rampant in the Church right now!!!
|Posted On: 07/17/11 08:14:37 AM
||Age 0, IN
The advent of false teachers and false doctrine didn't just start after all these centuries. Obviously, they entered the church many, many centuries ago.
|Posted On: 07/13/11 07:23:23 PM
||Age 0, UT
Will teach about The Religious Trojan Horse at Church
I purchased your Trojan Horse video set in Lafayette IN at the Calvary Chapel prophecy conference and have reviewed them for an upcoming teaching series that I plan to do this fall. I am so convinced that the major majority of "born again" believers are just comfortable in their comfortable churches awaiting the rapture that will occur sometime in the future. However, WE cannot know the day or the hour of our "Harpazo" and the Church, Christ's Bride, is being duped into a "comfortable" lifestyle and not preparing themselves or their loved ones for the mass deception that is occurring right now. Christians need to know because Christ and HIS Apostles have warned all of us "not to be deceived", "to watch, be ready", etc. Thank You for this video and the upcoming book about it, I anxiously await for its availability and publication. I wish I could join you in some practical way to proclaim what is so evident to me. Therefore, I have been granted by our elder board to teach this timely subject matter to our local church, if they will only heed to come and listen. Please publish your "Trojan Horse" book as soon as possible I will most definitely use it.
|Posted On: 07/10/11 12:41:23 PM
||Age 0, IN
Trumpet Your Warnings, Brother!
May God continue to bless you, your family & ministry as you trumpet your warning to the flock--may not perish for lack of knowledge!
Mick in Atlanta
|Posted On: 07/08/11 02:40:53 PM
||Age 0, GA