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Jim Jones stood on the platform in his California Church. Taking his large black Bible in hand, he threw it on the floor, stood on it and announced to the congregation, “I am the only Word of God you need!” About one third of the people present got up and walked out. The two thirds that stayed would end up dead on the floor of the Guyanese jungle… the victims of cyanide laced Kool-Aid and a mad man who wanted to be God.  

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)

I had a running conversation with a young lady on Facebook one day. She was “Pentecostal” and she wanted to share all her revelations with me. She knew absolutely no Scripture and refused to acknowledge the authority of the Scripture I quoted. Everything she wanted to tell me was based on visions, prophecy and the interpretation of tongues… messages that she, her Pastor and friends had received. Much of what she believed was in direct contradiction to the written, revealed Word of God. In her mind, Jesus was not the man described in the Bible but the man she met in her dreams. Her Jesus was a Jesus of her own imagination.

I first experienced Pentecostalism some forty years ago. I came to believe in speaking in tongues and prophecy as valid gifts for the Church today. I still believe that. What you believe, on that subject, is between you and God. It has nothing to do with Heaven, Hell or your eternal future. The group that I was with, was grounded in the Word of God. The Bible was the final authority in every mater.Prophecy or the interpretation of tongues that contradicted the Bible was rejected immediately. A person who repeatedly gave false prophecies was reproved and asked to refrain from prophesying further.

I eventually left the Pentecostal Church because, over the years, the Bible became less and less important and the Word of Prophecy became more and more self-serving. Prophets and Evangelists began to preach only “Positive”, “Feel Good” messages and their “Words of Prophecy” became aimed at increasing the offering by making people happy. After a while, I found that Prophecies that clearly violated both the Word of God and common sense, were accepted without question and all attempts to cite the Bible as an authority were soundly rebuffed.

Jesus said, “For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.” (Matthew 24:5) He said, “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matthew 24:24)

Prophecy and tongues with interpretation are handy tools in the hands of the Devil. The only safety we have is in the Word of God. Scripture must be our ultimate authority. If we get away from the Word of God, we are easy targets for deception. We may end up dead as the victims of a Jim Jones or swearing allegiance to a Jesuit Pope as Kenneth Copeland recently lead his followers to do. Perhaps we end up rich and healthy, living “Our Best Life Now” as the followers of Joel Osteen are want to do. One thing is for certain, a Jesus of your own imagination cannot save you. It does not matter if your body rots on the jungle floor or lies in state in the Capitol Building of the richest nation on earth. If your Jesus is not the Jesus of the Bible, you will be burning in a Devil’s Hell.



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    • LampStand-of-Flames

      Amen. He in I is glad to see your knowledge of discernment is correctly in order. :smile:

      • Piggy Christian

        Why, yes, Dr. Rice is a lover of the white-skinned mangod FABLE.
        He gets all of his pscyo-CRAP from the all male wrote BOOK OF BABBLING INSANITIES!

        He speaks in tongues and all the other INSANE, LUNATIC crap that every brain-washed-from-birth cretin like him, parades around LIKE Parlor Tricks, in front of his potential victims.
        For judeo-christo-SCUM DUMB is the ULTIMATE brain-wash on earth, and Dr. Rice knows this.
        And, Dr. Rice is a judeo-christo-LEECH just waiting with his hand out, to take your hard earned money.

        Oh, yes, “Believe” the white-skinned man Dr. Rice, for, after all, he went to the judeo-christ-OID school to learn the Proper Way TO CON YOU!!!!

        Dr. Rice (the new aged witch doctor, the Spiritual Terrorist, for christ, of course) you judeo-christ0CREEPS are the most self-absorbed, dim witted, mentally retarded, and CREEPIEST “people’ on this planet!

        You are disgusting, Dr. christo- LEECH!

    • truthlovingsoul

      the charismatic movement was a death blow for christianity.

    • Bill Lyle

      Is this to mean that you discount all prophecies and visions depicted in the bible, as well? That throws the whole Book of Revelation out the window.

      • Dr. Rice

        May I repeat myself? “The Bible was the final authority in every mater.Prophecy or the interpretation of tongues that contradicted the Bible was rejected immediately.”

        The Bible is the ultimate and absolute authority in all matters concerning everything. If it is in the Bible, it is truth. That includes prophecy and visions. When we get away from Scripture, Satan begins to give prophecies and visions. Without Scripture, we have no way of knowing what is from God and what is from Lucifer. If a Pastor, Evangelist or Teacher replaces Scripture as our authority, he can take us to Hell in a hand basket.

        Look up Jonestown / Jim Jones (

        Jim Jones was a fully licensed and ordained minister in the Assembly of God. He pastored a church in California. Through tongues, interpretations, prophecy and “miracles” he convinced hundreds of people to follow him to the jungles of Guyana where he convinced them to drink poisoned Kool Aid and perform the largest mass suicide in modern history… all in the Name of Jesus! Within the last year, through tongues and prophecy, Kenneth Copeland has convinced thousands to swear allegiance to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. I personally have heard prophecies spoken where “God” said, “You should all be more devoted to the Virgin Mother and say the Rosary every day!” There have been prophecies, in my presence, where people were told to divorce their spouse.


        To quote myself one more time, “I came to believe in speaking in tongues and prophecy as valid gifts for the Church today. I still believe that.”

        • Pix


          The planet Venus aka Lucifer, doesn’t have any people.

          What sort of Dr, wouldn’t know that?


        • Pix

          Lucifer (/ˈluːsɪfər/ lew-sif-ər) is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in Isaiah 14:12.[1] This word, transliterated hêlêl[1] or heylel,[2] occurs only once in the Hebrew Bible[1] and according to the KJV-influenced Strong’s Concordance means “shining one, morning star”.[2] The word Lucifer is taken from the Latin Vulgate,[3] which translates הֵילֵל as lucifer,[Isa 14:12][4][5] meaning “the morning star, the planet Venus”, or, as an adjective, “light-bringing”.[6] The Septuagint renders הֵילֵל in Greek as ἑωσφόρος[7][8][9][10][11] (heōsphoros),[12][13][14] a name, literally “bringer of dawn”, for the morning star.[15]


    • Pix

      ” Her Jesus was a Jesus of her own imagination.”

      While your’s is based on a plagiarised pagan Greek character called Dionysus. Here he is dying on the cross.



        “Here he is dying on the cross.”

        Only in your imagination, madam professor.

        • Pix

          Yes, Dionysus was depicted dying on the cross for thousands of years before your dark age fiction called Christ-i-anti.


        • Pix

          “madam professor.”

          What’s this? If all else fails try an insult? Your problem of course is a lack of imagination, being called by a female reference is a compliment to me seeing as women are the real creators of life.

          You have no argument so resort to a kiddy playground taunt. :lol:

        • BEEF SUPREME

          I wasn’t arguing with you. I was merely calling you a liar.

          Want to argue?

          Get busy PROVING that’s Dionysus in your concocted photo. And after that, get busy PROVING the photo is of an icon which PREDATES the time of the Messiah in the Land*…

          (…*that’s about 2000 years ago, for those of us who don’t loqui et probationem testimoniis. Madam.)

        • Lord Humungus

          Quote: “Pix “madam professor.”

          What’s this? ”

          It looks like Chester is teasing you about your professorship lies young lady.

          Not sure why you would feel taunted to be called madam. Is it that madam usually refers to an older divorce?

          Perhaps this is just another irrational emotional defensive reaction to being caught in lie after lie. Why not focus your scattered feelings by researching Chester’s challenge so you have the correct info next time?

    • Pix


      Lucifer has a single specific meaning, the planet Venus on the dawn horizon, the bright morning star.

      Revelation 22.16 ” I am the root and offspring of David; and the bright morning star” – Jesus

      Jesus = Lucifer.


      • max jones

        ….pix….more bull crap…….making friends, and influencing people….huh? :cool:

    • Big dog.../small fish...

      You can’t exactly equate NUTS

    • Big dog.../small fish...

      You can’t exactly equate NUTS like JIM JONES tO the real thing. Nuts like him are NARCISSISTIC MEGALOMANIACS.

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