A set part season of concentrated learning is special, especially for a man called-out to do the LORD’s work. Yet, men and devils in seminaries have conspired to use that time to poison and indoctrinate students instead of entrenching them exclusively in the Holy Scriptures.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” Matthew 23:15
The root of the apostate church is Satan’s Jesuit sponsored seminarian model.
Origin of Seminaries
This is what Wikipedia says: “The establishment of modern seminaries resulted from Roman Catholic reforms of the Counter-Reformation after the Council of Trent. The Tridentine seminaries placed great emphasis on personal discipline as well as the teaching of philosophy as a preparation for theology.”
Did you notice that seminaries were from the beginning a “Counter-Reformation” measure? In other words the catholic cult offensively sought to stop the spread of the Gospel of the grace of God through the reformers. The reformers had begun their protest of the works-based false teachings of the catholic church and many other falsehoods peddled by Rome.
Anything that comes out of the roman religions is antichrist. The root determines the fruit.
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:15-20
John Atteberry writes: “God calls people to preach the true Gospel. He doesn’t call people to go to a school or training in order to preach, like so many do and then corrupt the Gospel by putting in their own prideful and selfish words. He doesn’t call people to get a job or degree in the Gospel. No amount of training or degrees will make anyone ready to preach the Gospel. Only God will and can call and prepare people to preach His True Gospel! AMEN!”
The school of Christ is daily and doesn’t come with a certificate, a degree from mere man, or any other trinket.
Mark Heatherly writes: “The spirit versus the flesh…always. The flesh prefers a scholar over a spiritual man. Why? Because the scholar and the flesh are both soulish. This is why churches want seminary educated grads. The flesh always wants to develop according to the soul and knows nothing of the spirit except from a man-educated view. It is only a spiritual man who may fellowship and comprehend a spiritual man as deep unto deep.”
MANY who went to seminary or Bible college wanted the trinket instead of the trials that forge a sound faith. They chose seminary over the Savior.
JESUS never intended His New Testament church to be driven by Satan’s seminarians. Seminarians are the same false religionists that Jesus despised and lambasted in the Gospels.
Jesus calls men to the cross and not to get a degree from mere man to earn money.
Ministry that glorifies God is a calling and is a passion, not a profession.
Being set apart for a time of personal studying God’s word is a good thing. Yet setting yourself apart to be indoctrinated by Wolves is a sin against the Lord.
Diana Ward testifies: “My husband (Tom) told me that when he was first saved and sensed God’s call on his life, he wanted to go to seminary, like my brother-in-law who led him to the Lord. But that God had told him ‘No, I will teach you!’ My husband Tom was one of the best Bible teachers I’ve heard, led very many to the Lord (salvations), trained men to minister, etc., for all the rest of his life. In contrast, brother-in-law who went to seminary and still hasn’t seemed to recover from the trash (lies, indoctrination, etc.) and lack of faith he was taught there.”
“What if I told you that your denomination’s finest Seminaries were bought and paid for by Master Masons?” David Rice
Doctors call their gig a “practice” which gives you the idea that they are practicing on human guinea pigs, right? We also have seminarians who are hosting what they call “services.” Who’s really being served?
“Why is the BIBLE not enough??!!!! …and we don’t need Beth Moore shoved down our throats either!!! every time you turn around they have a Beth Moore study at church along with her workbook:(….they bring all this other stuff in…but I’ve always thought the Bible is enough!!!!” Gina Mondello
Personal, diligent study of the Holy Scriptures is a divine mandate – Acts 17:10-11; 2 Tim 2:15. Deception guaranteed if not.
IF YOU CAN READ and have a King James Bible, WHY would you ever consider seminary?
The kingdom of God is ALL about KING JESUS! Pour over Colossians 1-2. And, no man needs seminary to know, follow, and obey Him!
IF a man will be truly used of God, he must denounce all the fleshly “credentials” he vainly believes he has, such as any so-called “higher learning” (degrees or participation in Bible College, seminary, etc.). It’s all “dung (crap).” Study how the LORD’s great apostle did just this – in order to know and be used of the LORD (Philippians 3).
SO, WE trust Christ to save us but not to train us up? (Galatians 3:3)
SO Christ saves us then mere sinful men prepare us to serve Jesus?! Explain that!
IF JESUS alone saves, is He not able to prepare the man He calls out to minister?
DO WE not see the rebellion and damning unbelief at the root of our fleshly systems?
WHO Ordains Men to Ministry Work?
— BEST and only thing to do with a seminary or Bible College degree – if one will be right with God – is to denounce it and repent of vainly attempting to do God’s work in the flesh and for going to mere men instead of directly to the LORD to be prepared! In John 15:16 Jesus says: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ORDAINED you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” Paul did just this! Philippians 3!
America’s pulpits are full of seminarians and America is falling!
There’s no accident to this toppling we see. “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so THE CURSE CAUSELESS SHALL NOT COME.” (Proverbs 26:2)
AS we see America falling before our very eyes, we can identify the root cause – and blame at the apostasy of that which calls itself the church and has long since departed from Christ and therefore ceased being the “salt of the earth” and “light of the world.” (Matthew 5:13-16) It’s now being trampled under foot! Isaiah 9:16 and Jeremiah 5:31 are being seen:
Yes all this apostasy – lukewarmness – has come due to the false teachers: 1. using false corrupted Bible versions, and 2. their teaching the diabolical lie of OSAS (once saved always saved).
Time to repent! Now. 2 Chronicles 7:14
GOT a seminary or Bible college “degree”? Repent and denounce it so God can really use you! Paul did just that – Philippians 3!
When a seminarian denounces what he vainly imagines qualifies him to Christ’s ministry, it is nothing more than a figment of his own deceived imagination. When he renounces such futility, he is casting down imaginations……2 Corinthians 10:4-6
When men tout their titles and/or credentials, remember this: “He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” John 7:18 Jesus told on these devils ahead of time so you could know exactly who they are.
RECENTLY: Had a self-proclaimed “scholar” tell me that you can’t understand the Bible unless you know the original languages. He touted that he’s taught Hebrew and Greek in seminary (or some institution). I asked him some simple questions for which he had no answers: 1. Do you speak Hebrew and Greek?, 2. Did or did not God give us His Word in our language/English?, and, 3. Didn’t Jesus inform us that the Holy Spirit and Word or God are God’s wisdom and our Teachers?, and, 4. Did you know that Hebrew and Greek are both dead languages?
Jesus enlisted us in His school of the Holy Spirit and Word the day He saved us! John 15:1-16 tells it!
WHEN we study God’s Word without the manipulating influence of men, we are untainted. Seminary is the Devil’s workshop to twist God’s Word and thereby taint the unlearned, un-studied (2 Timothy 2:15).
The scenario works something like this ….
Men who go to seminary refused to be led of the LORD to study His raw Word for themselves and therefore made themselves susceptible to Satan’s deceptions. The unsuspecting, undisciplined, man who thinks he feels a calling or wants an easy profession decides to enroll in a seminary. What he doesn’t realize is that there’s a swarm of smiling wolves with a mere “form of godliness” waiting to manipulate and indoctrinate him 1 Timothy 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:5). The fact that most seminaries are calvinistic alone reveals plainly that they are the very trap of Satan.
Satan’s Seminarian Sales Model EVER WONDER HOW SATAN DEVISED A SUCCESSFUL PLAN TO PUT THAT WHICH CALLS ITSELF THE “CHURCH” ON ICE? Here it is ….
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12:12
Satan exists to deceive and damn as many souls as he can – especially in this last hour where he knows that he has but a short time to do such (Revelation 12:12). He works feverishly, “walking about seeking whom he may devour”! (1 Peter 5:8) The enemy of all souls have been deceiving mankind since the very first man and woman he beguiled in the Garden of creation (Genesis 3). His business model is pretty simple: If you created/invented a new product, and wanted to get it to as many people as possible, what would be the best way to distribute it far and wide?
- by going door to door, selling one item at a time, or …
- by going to Walmart’s home office and getting them to put your product in all their stores (mass distribution)?
The answer to this is obvious and this is the exact model Satan has and is using to bring eternal ruin to millions who believe they are saved and eternally secure for Heaven. And their smiling, seminarian pastors taught them this lie (Jeremiah 23:17; Lamentations 2:14; Jude 3-4). To confirm this sure path to eternal damnation, all one has to do is look around at the lukewarm and cold state of the vast majority of those church goers who claim to be saved in America (Matthew 7:13-29). As is recorded in Revelation 3:15-16, Jesus told us that all it takes to be eternally rejected – spewed – is to be lukewarm (not on fire). Seminarians are salesmen who know what to preach and what not to preach of God’s Word and how to twist and manipulate the Scriptures and the people for their own self-serving purposes.
“People now days are tired of the lies in ministry.” Edmond Greer
The “god of this world” (Satan) has infiltrated EVERY realm of society. Some don’t realize this includes that which calls itself the church (2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:12; 1 Peter 5:8). One of the most profound ways Satan infiltrates and thereby controls the modern churches is by way of the seminaries/seminarians. All one has to do is observe what is NOT taught – that is, what Bible truths are conveniently omitted from so-called church services in the modern church world. The Bible student alone can discern – everyone else is willingly blind and will be “destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)
THE ONLY reason why some think Christ’s true disciples preach too hard (when they simply “preach the word” 2 Timothy 4:2-3) is due to the grooming and indoctrination they’ve received from the powder puff pansies we call pastors today! This has all come as a result of Satan’s seminarian system. Beware!
To the truly born again, Bible believer it’s obvious that the modern churches, constructed and conducted by seminarian pawns, is completely apostate from the LORD and His original, unchanging purpose for His church. Few see that this prophesied departing from the faith has come at the hands and onslaught of seminarians. Was this not foretold?
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2
The seminarian pharisees of Christ’s day were threatened by the Son of God and ultimately had Him murdered due to their “envy.” (Matthew 27:18) In the same way, seminarians hate this type expose’ because the truth threatens their sham of a position reigning over people to deceive and damn. The hour of their judgment is at hand.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” 2 Peter 2:1-3
The Seminary System is not Biblical
A look at the lukewarm modern church world is the fruit of seminarian wolves who in most cases are nothing more than business builders, marketers – telling half truths, lying, and following their narrow views they were indoctrinated with in seminary.
This takeover was prophesied: Instead of the holy fear of God and the full counsel of His Word, we hear lame, milk toast messages from the lame seminarians who “man” modern pulpits: “Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and BY THEIR LIGHTNESS (Hebrew: frivolity) ; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:32
FACT: Jesus Christ sent no one – not one person – to seminary (or any higher learning institution of men). Period. – “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
Seminary is for those who want a profession in this world and who are not trusting God.
“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:7
No mere man or men can ordain, equip, or sanction someone into the ministry of Christ.
Only Christ Himself can do such – and He only does such in the life of the true abiding disciple, who is bearing good fruit through a daily cross-walk with Him (John 15:1-16).
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” John 15:16
Seminary is a Cheap Counterfeit
Seminary is a cheap substitute and counterfeit for what the LORD desires and has ordained for His New Testament church. The seminarian system is an antichrist mockery of what God intends for His true church. Seminary is seen to produce arrogant, headstrong, indoctrinated dupes who earned and paid handsomely for a degree to get themselves into a profession. Yet, only God Himself and save, sanctify, call, and ordain a man to ministry and Christ taught that such can only happen as that man truly lives out an abiding life with Christ, bearing “fruit”, “more fruit”, and “much fruit.” (John 15:1-16)
One can most obviously observe that many seminary graduates are not even born again.
The Seminary degree program/system is an utter mockery of God and a cheap counterfeit in substitute for a true godly man who walks in the Holy fear of God and in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Read the books of Acts and compare the earliest believers and elders of Christ to the lame seminarians of today! Case closed!
There is not one Scripture to stand on to justify the seminary system, not one. And the fruit of such further proves the rebellion of seminary training instead of being trained and taught of the LORD.
Ever wonder why most seminarian pastors are so powerless in the Spirit? Jeremiah 17 comes to mind as contrasting those who go the flesh, the seminary route in contrast to the man who is saved by Christ and trusting Christ to sanctify and prepare him to do more and more fruitful ministry.
“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:5-9
The seminarian or Bible college graduate who truly desires today to know and serve the LORD, will repent, denounce all “higher learning” certifications of the flesh, confessing it all as rebellion, sin.
GOD is not a bit impressed with modern day pharisees who parade themselves with their ridiculous degrees, supposed certifications, and don’t even know Christ. Neither is anyone impressed who truly has an abiding relationship with Christ. In fact, seminarians are pitied – to be so shallow as to believe mere man can prepare and ordain them to do GOD’s work! Jonah 2: 8 says: “They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.” The LORD is calling the modern pharisees to authentically repent.
Jesus calls us to go to the cross, not seminary (Luke 9:23-24, etc.). Christ never has called one man to go to seminary, not one. There is no record of such and the Son of God is un-changing (Hebrews 13:8). Higher learning only comes from the Most High – in the lives of those who obey and truly, daily walk with Him. The mark of the true minister of Christ is that they have been with Him (Acts 4:13).
Fraternal Order of Calvinist Frauds
One can observe that many of these seminarian dupes receive and interact with others based on their membership in the unspoken membership to the cult of calvinism. This they were steeped with in seminary. Calvinism has its roots in they antichrist systems of catholicism and metaphysics.
SO YOU ARE A SEMINARIAN? 1 simple question: When is the last time, in your personal life, you led someone to JESUS? Not the calvinistic false Christ but the Christ revealed in Holy Scripture. Who have you led to Jesus – by leading them to true repentance, laying down their life to follow Jesus from HIS Word?
Seminarians and seminaries approach the ministry as a profession and not a passion born out of a divine calling to serve God and people (John 15:16). If you are a seminarian, you can be set free by fresh, true repentance before a holy God – and a denouncing of all rebellion, fleshly efforts. and certifications!
The Landscape of the Modern Church World
IF you attend a local church where they require a seminarian, you are in an apostate church! Total rebellion. WHERE O WHERE is a “higher learning degree” cited in the list of qualifications for a New Testament elder? Go look in 1 Timothy 3! Entertainment can only last so long saints! If you truly know Jesus, circus wheels get old quick! Nothing can replace the anointing and Word of God!
All seminarian churches and “Community” churches are ecumenical, catholic-controlled Vatican operations run by Jesuit trained seminarians. Example: Ever notice how nearly all modern churches today facilitate the programs of vatican operative wolf Rick Warren? Think: “Purpose Driven Life”, 40 day this and that delusion, and “Divorce Recovery” programs? Those all come out of Rick Warren’s church in southern California. You know, Rick Warren the author of the Chrislam program? Rick Warren Exposed.
“Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” Galatians 3:3
The true born again believer began with Christ “by faith” and if he is to remain in Christ, he will live by faith and not the flesh.So, as Scripture exhorts, we must “beware of false prophets,” test all spirits, and keep our souls before the LORD (Matthew 7:15; 24:11, 24; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 3:11, etc.). To continue to be led by the Holy Spirit, we must beware of the fleshly systems that have been established which falsely claim to be Christ’s church and feign to be representing Christ while profusely trampling His Word
Think: You have a Bible (KJB), therefore you need no seminary – which is of Satan.
ONLY JESUS can set someone forth/ordain a man to HIS ministry! (John 15:16)
Mere men cannot ordain a man to ministry. Only JESUS can do that (John 15:16).
A SEMINARY or Bible college degree or any such supposed “certification/certificate” – is a work of the flesh by someone who is not trusting the LORD. All such certifications are of mere men – and do NOT qualify a man for the ministry of Christ because only Christ Himself can do such (John 15:16). In 1 Timothy 3, the qualifications for elders in Christ’s body have no such mention of a “higher learning” degree/certification. In fact to even attend a seminary is a manifestation that one is not trusting Christ who alone can save, sanctify, and prepare. Going to seminary is leaning on the arm of the flesh (read Jeremiah 17). The only people this upsets are the pharisaical frauds (seminarians) of our day who have much time and money invested in their prized degree which they obtained in order to get a clergy job – reigning over the laity! Such is a an antichrist, nicolatane, catholic system which Jesus specifically taught against (Matthew 23:8-12; Revelation 2:6, 15).
Without controversy, all who read the words of the most highly educated man under the whole New Testament era, recorded in Philippians 3, will know that all supposed certifications of mere men must be repented of and denounced – counted as “dung”!
What do we do with “dung”? Flush it!
Mark Heatherly writes:
“They are taught by the souls of men and inspired by them but souls cannot impart spiritual power. Instead of teaching men with outward knowledge and training with soulish skills, they should be taught and mentored in the way of Christ so that they be filled with His Spirit rather than filled with soulish knowledge. Perhaps the biggest problem with seminaries is that they stir up in men the very thing which should be negated…the natural soul life because that which is of the flesh is flesh but that which is of the Spirit is spirit. Without taking up our cross, to negate the flesh within the soul, even when we study the Bible, we are employing our soul and causing it to be stirred so that we build up that which must first be brought to naught. I love the example of Aaron in proving his worthiness to serve which was with the dead tree branch. Leaving it over night in the temple represents his having nothing to do with it. The length of time over night provides time to show that he was abiding in inactivity (self-works and abilities). In the morning, the dead branch was filled with life by the Lord entirely apart from the man and his abilities. God loves to prove all is from Him and not man so that He would prefer we kindle the wood with water rather than with hay and stubble. Men try to help God out by preparing with the most flammable materials, dousing them with gasoline, arranging the material so that it has maximum oxygen and etc. God sees this as an affront to His power and Holy Spirit as if He needed man’s help at all. All God needs is an empty container so that the very best preparation we may do is to be without any self-attained skills or abilities at all and say, ‘Lord, here I am. I have nothing to offer and dare not try so that it may be no longer I who lives but Christ in me.’ In Christ then, we may well say it is not the best prepared who are the best equipped but the least prepared which are the most filled and empowered. It is all too easy for man’s own abilities to compete with the power of God is serving and saving others and this is something God will not allow. He will rather, withhold His power from those with strong natural gifts and training because the mixture is unholy and counterintuitive to the power of God.“
TO DO Christ’s work, one MUST be filled, led, and anointed by the Holy Ghost – and no pitiful seminary can do such!
God is calling every higher learning certified man to truly repent and denounce all fleshly endeavors that ousted Christ (antichrist). Since Christ alone can save, sanctify, prepare, and ordain a man to do HIS work, it is rebellion to look and go elsewhere (John 15:16). So, any fleshly attempt such as obtaining a degree to do ministry must be repented of, confessed as sin, and openly denounced – just as the great apostle did in Philippians 3. Freedom from Christ will follow!
We go straight to Christ to be saved! The same goes for sanctification, and preparation! Jesus says come to the cross and die so He alone can reign in you and flow through you! (2 Corinthians 4:10-12) Going ANYwhere except directly to Christ to be prepared by the ONE who saved us is a work of the flesh, pure rebellion and unbelief! To be used of God, a man must be first authentically born again, be baptized in the Holy Ghost, denounce all tradition and heretical systems of doctrine (such as reformed theology/calvinism), deny themselves – take up the cross, and follow Jesus for real, etc. Read John 15. Ministry fruit can only be born God’s way! One need to go no farther than Jesus’ words in John 15, namely verses 1-16. In verse 16, the Almighty Himself tells us that He alone can ordain a man into HIS ministry work. All others who claim to be representing Christ in ministry are counterfeits and have climbed up some other way and are liars (John 10:1-2). Knowing this, we can see how the “many false prophets” now occupy ministry positions in the apostate modern church world (Matthew 7:15-21; 24:11, 24, etc.).
All church organizations which require a seminary degree for their pastors have long ago apostatized – departed from the faith. Ichabod! (Ichabod means ‘the LORD has departed’)
A seminary/Bible college degree will grant not one ounce of the Holy Spirit’s anointing to serve the LORD! That only comes from a direct, individual laid down, abiding relationship with Christ! John 15:1-16 please! Being baptized with the Holy Ghost is essential for New Testament ministry! Such a New Testament gift from Heaven’s King has been purposely removed by the demon-possessed beguilers who run seminaries!
Listen to Jesus, speaking to His own remaining eleven apostles who had walked with Him for over 3 years! Wow:
“But ye shall receive power, AFTER that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Clearly, Jesus’ own apostles were not ready to do ministry – until they were baptized in the Holy Spirit! | The Holy Spirit
Jesus told His own apostles not to go try to do ministry but rather to wait till they were baptized with the Holy Spirit! Nothing has changed!
“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father (the Holy Spirit baptism) upon you: but tarry (wait) ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:29
No man has any business attempting to do Christ’s work while refusing to be completely immersed/baptized with the Holy Ghost! Period!
IF YOU are not baptized with the Holy Ghost, you are not in Christ’s ministry! Acts 1:8
The WORD uses the term “he (Jesus) shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 3:11) We’d better find out what the means. The Holy Ghost
“POWER from on high.” (Luke 24:49) IF YOU don’t have Christ’s “power from on high,” regardless of anything else you think you have, you are not fit to do Christ’s ministry, period!
WHO are we trying to kid? IF we are going to do HIS work, we must have HIS power! Any person seeking to do ministry outside of the prescribed New Testament pattern, is in a futile endeavor of the flesh.
Was that only for the early church? NO! And whoever teaches such is an antichrist – a false teacher who is teaching against Christ’s and His apostles teachings!
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:38-39
The LORD and world have never more needed holy men to answer the call of God to truly repent, lay down their lives, ask and seek Jesus to fill them with His Holy Spirit….. Acts 1:8; 2:39, 17:6, etc. There is no Gospel power without the Holy Ghost and namely through Christ’s disciples who are baptized with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:8).
The LORD’s eyes scan the earth to work in and through those who have a perfect heart toward Him (Matthew 5:8). If you truly have a heart after God, you will obey Him. If not, you will do “foolishly” just as king Asa did:
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.” 2 Chronicles 16:9
Jesus gives understanding in His Word to those who obey Him and not to those who do thing their own way by going to seminary to be trained and indoctrinated by mere sinful men.
According to Christ, understanding Holy Scripture and therefore being able to help others (doing ministry), comes from obeying Jesus, not a seminary degree. This is a fascinating revelation Jesus gives us and it’s recorded in John 7. The seminarians of His day (pharisees) mocked the very Son of God for not having letters behind His name (a degree of mere men). Listen and watch the context closely:
“Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” John 7:15-18
Jesus infers here that He is taught by the Father through an unbroken, abiding fellowship (John 5:30). Those false leaders Christ is addressing here were self-glorifying and seminary taught while Jesus was taught directly from His Father. To follow Jesus is to allow He who has saved you to sanctify, prepare, and teach your heart! (Psalms 37:30-31; John 10:14-15, 27; 15:1-16, etc.)
In this passage above, the seminarians of Jesus’ day mocked the very Son of God for not having a degree/certification of sinful, mere men. Jesus then says that true doctrine only comes from the Father (who gave us His written Word) and that understanding true doctrine is only given to those who obey that truth! Then Christ finished with how sinful men speak of themselves – their seminary degree for example – and how they seek their own glory and not the LORD’s! (1 Corinthians 1:29-2:5)
The LORD’s apostle Paul tells us exactly where his ordination and authority came …
“Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: … 15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother. … Galatians 1:1-2, 15-19
Case Against Seminary
Today’s seminarians are the ones who are scorched by an expose’ like this. Their false position(ing) is exposed as false by the truth. This threatens their livelihood and so, just like the case of the seminarians of Christ’s day, most will not repent.
JESUS, who is unchanging, sent NOT 1 man to seminary! Repent.
Trusting in your certification from mere men is your problem and sin – you’ve studied the words of mere men. In doing so you’ve committed the sin of idolatry, looking to and trusting mere sinful men instead of the LORD who made you and sent His only begotten Son to save you.
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3
Seminarians are Marketers
“Making merchandise of you …” 2 Peter 2:1-3
GETTING A CLUE: MOST ministries/ministers are simply perpetuating their own existence to the gullible saints. Let’s be wiser than that. Read John 7:18 and 1 Corinthians 7:23). It’s alllll about them and their ministry. Read these verses okay and also Colossians 2:18-19 – they are not upholding JESUS but rather sinful self! Beware. Most people do not stop to think about the fact that most people who open up local church BUSINESSES are simply in business to make money and make themselves feel good, enriching their own lives. AND, that being the case, they are going to purposely DISREGARD and IGNORE and DODGE OUT/EVADE lots and lots of Scripture. So, if you don’t personally study and know and live by God’s Word, you are going to be deceived and are going to fund the very enemies of Christ, thinking you are doing good!
IF we pay attention when we read God’s Word, there’s no way we can miss the mountains of Scripture where the LORD is exposing His enemies in our midst – false leaders (Isaiah 9:16; Jeremiah 12:10; 23 (whole chapter); Ezekiel 34 (whole chapter), Matthew 23, etc.).
To those considering going to seminary … Not only is God not sending you to seminary, it’s rebellion and unbelief to go. Get in the Word, walk in the Spirit, and lay down your life – the daily cross.
Those who control education, control what is taught, what is not taught, and what happens.
By diabolical design, in the apostate church world, seminaries control what is and what is not taught in the local churches.
Rooting Out the Evil
Jeremiah 1:10 is clearly a revelation from the LORD – a revealing to us how He works. He wants to get to the root to “root out” this evil.
“See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:10
The Great Destruction Done by Satan’s Seminarians
“Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.” Jeremiah 12:10
“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” Isaiah 9:16
As an example of how the seminarian system works, one can observe that there is an unspoken fraternal order of calvinists among a large segment of seminarians. If you understand calvinism’s diabolical roots and attack upon the LORD, you see the severity of this catastrophe. Calvinism Exposed, Destroyed, and Summed Up by Ken Rieske
ANY and all local churches who do not seek out servant-elders according to the prerequisites of Scripture, namely 1 Timothy 3, are apostate. ANY and all local churches who seek a seminarian, are of the devil! They are antichrist and part of the great falling away and false church of these final days – “the mother of harlots.” (Revelation 17-18) As was clearly foretold, they have “depart(ed) from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1-3) Beware and “Come out from among them” saints (2 Corinthians 6:17).
Seminary was never, is not, nor ever will be God’s plan. The honest student of Scripture can see that seminary is a work of the flesh, diabolical, and in total rebellion against the LORD’s plan for HIS church.
“I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Seminarians are building their own church businesses. Jesus is building His true church and any person or group that is not following Jesus’ teachings and is not led by the Holy Spirti is not His real church (Matthew 16:18; John 8:47).
IF you are a part of a local church that has a seminarian as pastor – one who has not denounced his rebellion in seeking man’s approval as Paul did (Philippians 3) – you are a part of an apostate church (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
JESUS did not have a degree from mere sinful man or any such institution. Christ and all His true followers trust the Father and not men/flesh. As we’ve observed, the hell bound seminarians of Jesus’ day mocked the Son of God for not having man’s foolish certifications (John 7:15-18) and were the very ones who had Him murdered on the cross! The whole seminarian system is founded in rebellion. There is no such directive given by Christ or His apostles to go to seminary. Seminary is for those who refuse to learn of the LORD directly, to be “taught of God,” (1 Thessalonians 4:9) in a personal, daily, cross-bearing abiding walk with Christ. Beware.
SEMINARY is the antichrist system responsible for creating a clergy/laity hierarchy system and divide which is what Jesus says He hates! Read Revelation 2:6, 15. “Nicolaitans” means to “conquer the laity.” Let’s wake up saints!
Jesus taught …
“But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” Matthew 23:8-12
The Seminarian Structured Local Church Model VS the New Testament Pattern
The Son of God was not prepared or ordained by men but rather God His Father and our Father! So, anyone insisting on a degree to do ministry, is in error, completely worldly minded and not kingdom minded.
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 6:5-8
As we read of in the New Testament Scriptures concerning the earliest gatherings of Christ’s saints, local fellowships and ministers are to be autonomous. They are to be CHRIST-centered and not tied in with larger organizations/headquarters! This is divinely ordained due to the nature of deception that flows from all headquarters of religious men. They inevitably go astray. History is littered with such examples. For example: It wasn’t till the Methodist church began to require seminary for its pastor that it went apostate. It’s a totally dead denomination, completely opposite of John Wesley.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14
Jesus says “Come unto me” and “follow me” but never did He say “Go to seminary.”
Seminary is Satan’s plan to remove men from away from Christ in order to indoctrinate them and bog them down with tradition and heresy.
Thinking about going to seminary? Will you take Jesus at His Word or will you deny Christ and be seduced into going to a seminary?
On this topic, Mark Heatherly writes:
“People do not understand the principle of dying to self. In order to be filled with the heart and mind of the Lord we must first be emptied. No one can easily die to things he finds value in—such as his own ideas and opinions. So, a person may be born again but has not died to himself. He has many ideas and opinions, for example, such as the idea that to be a good minister requires formal schooling or seminary. Many believe also that having good intentions is enough. But the trouble is, God is not interested in what we can offer Him in service. This is why He says in Matthew 19:30: ‘But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first’. Also, 1 Corinthians 1:28 says: ‘and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are’. These scriptures, and more, should show us that what God desires from men is nothing, so that He can manifest everything in Christ. A perfect example is Aaron’s dead rod which was left over night in the temple and budded with life in the morning. God’s only model for training was a one-on-one mentorship, such as with Elijah and Elisha.”
SEMINARY SLAM! WHO WHO WHO ever said you have to go to Satan’s seminaries to be trained in God’s Word???? Bible training, learning, and Holy Ghost understanding begins TODAY as we read, study, memorize, and meditate on God’s bless-ed Word saints! The seminary system is a lie from hell! Proof/Fruit: Name just 1 seminarian you know who is on fire for Jesus, winning souls and overseeing Christ’s saints the Bible way?
The apostate, lukewarm state of the modern church must be addressed: The LORD gets to the root – first – Read Jeremiah 1:10.
There are so many cookie cutter denominational churches which are sickening, boring, misleading, and not of God. Their man made, cold rigid structure and practices have quenched the Holy Ghost long ago. This is a planned (by the enemy) system to put ice on the fire of the Spirit in the lives of God’s people and the seminary system has made this successful and possible.
It is in keeping the New Testament model of local church autonomy that prevents such a seminarian stranglehold. The local congregations are to have authentic, Spirit-filled servant-elders.
There is no cross preached in the modern church!
True Bible believers see that the elements, the doctrines of the original Gospel are not preached in today’s apostate modern church world (Jude 3-4). They therefore take refuge in the whole counsel of God’s Word, holy prayer communion, and Acts 2:42-47 fellowship with the remnant body of Christ who clings to His truth!
You biblical? The Bible your final authority? Test:
The most learned man in the entire New Testament era openly, publicly renounced all of his PILED HIGHER AND DEEPER (Ph.D) “qualifications.” Read Philippians 3 now! God cannot use a man who won’t! He calling us to die! To truly repent. To lay down our lives in this fleeting world and make ourselves of no reputation (Philippians 2). It’s undeniably biblical to denounce your dependence on your certification of mere men – seminary or Bible college certifications, etc. – as we see Paul do in Philippians 3! Are you ready to repent afresh, denounce all unbelief, rebellion, and fleshly endeavors, and get things right with the only One who can ordain you to do HIS work?
PhD = pure holy devotion
The man who serves God must have Christ and the cross, not a seminary curriculum. Seminary never takes the place of dying to self and being full of the Holy Ghost! In fact, it’s a great waste of time and money.
You don’t need a seminary degree, you need to choose to have a heart after God like David (Acts 13:22). You are in need of an obedient heart, taking up the cross daily and following Jesus (Luke 9:23-24).
No one is kingdom qualified to minister until baptized in the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8). Jesus told His own 12 to wait till they were baptized with the Spirit to go minister (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:4, etc.).
“Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” Mark 7:13
“Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19
After Pentecost, Satan lost control. He was losing ground. The Holy Spirit had baptized Christ’s saints with the Holy Spirit and their was divine explosion going on every where they went. Satan was losing souls by the thousands. Enter Satan’s seminaries to put the church on ice.
SEMINARY SOLUTION: First off, the seminary system was never ordained by God. There is no such model in the New Testament Scriptures. Such a system has been the root cause of untold heresy and destruction – rooted in and spread by seminaries and seminarians. It’s a “conspiracy” against the LORD perpetrated by false leaders who refuse to trust God and do things His way (Ezekiel 22:25-27). Any person who doesn’t yet realize that Satan’s agents have long been a “conspiracy” against the LORD, is greatly blinded. Find out more on this topic in Predators in Our Pulpits.
IT TAKES NO degree to understand the simple truths Jesus gave us to please Him. Let’s see, at what age could we understand this simple instruction from the LORD?: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
There’s no such prerequisite of a seminary degree listed on the list of requirements for being a servant-elder in Christ’s body (1 Timothy 3).
Concerning ever-increasing discernment identifying the “many false prophets” operating in the professing church world, Charles Pray notes:
“Love these teachings. Every time I read this my eyes are opened wider to all the deceit of these false teachers. I think of the fact that it is taught in the church not to judge one another least you be judged. That’s for us not to judge the non-believers, not the believers! God’s word says: ‘Judgment must begin at the house of God’. That doesn’t mean the building we fellowship in, it means we, the Church. Amen!”
The Autonomy of the Churches
Seminary is Satan’s plan and model to control the curriculum and cons who control the local churches! Beware! Any local church that requires – or would even allow – a seminarian to be their pastor, is apostate!
Every true New Testament church will be set up AUTONOMOUSLY, modeled after the early church. Like the churches in the New Testament Scriptures, local churches are to be led by the Word and Holy Ghost and not a denominational type headquarter of mere men.
Some who went to seminary do preach Bible truth and does that alone not reveal that they didn’t need seminary since they had a Bible all along?
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
Time to get organic, amen?
Instead of simply learning to walk with the LORD daily – the crucified life – many allow themselves to be seduced into going the seminary route. Head knowledge is what they come out with – oh and a piece of paper called a degree which is mere man’s approval, not God’s. Being a Bible college student (2 separate institutions), my observation is that what you see is people who are scrambling to study commentaries and pass tests instead of learning to walk with Christ. The Bible is not the centerpiece. Only Christ can save, sanctify, call, ordain, and prepare a man to be His servant. Many call themselves and many evade God’s preparation and succumb to man’s fleshly promise to prepare them. Shortcuts (rebellion) always short circuits the power and blessing of God!
“The Holy Spirit is the final Teacher of the Bible. I would also add that Spirit led men who write books are also great sources so long as the Holy Spirit gives them discernment as to what they should and what should be set aside as a bone not to be eaten. Good authors seem to cite each other so you can use the footnote credits to go from good author to another good one. I would also cite this scripture: Jeremiah 31:33-34 for the Holy Spirit teaching us. There are people who have been to seminary that teach truth, just not very many. We don’t automatically X out someone just because they have been to a seminary.” Travis Bryan III
The Biblically Prescribed Preparation
Some make the valid point that men who preach and servant lead must know God’s Word. True. Yet that does zero/nothing to legitimize the seminary model. It’s simply not a biblical model.
So what is the biblical solution? How do men learn God’s Word? It’s nearly amazing that such a simple question needs to be answered. Here’s the Bible answer:
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
Those who refuse to personally study God’s Word are pawns, relegated to be seduced to become an indoctrinated seminarian. Beware.
If a man is too lazy to diligently, daily learn God’s Word by in-depth study and obedience to it, he has no business leading because he has refused to rightly lead his own life before God and men. He’s unfit. Secondly on that note, it should be considered that many, if not most or all, who go to seminary are simply too lazy to get into God’s Word for themselves and so they go to seminary as a cop-out.
This is telling: The same guide books – good books that help one learn God’s Word – are just as available to any individual as they are to seminary. Hello! What lacks is men who will truly repent, lay down their life, and seek the LORD. An Old and New Testament Survey book is a good place to begin.
Then someone will say: “But wait, what about the need for iron sharpening iron where men study with other believers?” Well, do you think God may have put this answer in His Word as He promises that He has given us “ALL things that pertain until life and godliness“? (2 Peter 2:3-4)
The need for and value of the corporate study of God’s Word is also needed.
Together with other believers:
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (abundantly) in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16 (memory verse)
The earliest believers were largely autonomous, fellowshiping locally in the Word, fellowship, breaking bread together, and praying together (Acts 2:42-47). Though the Word is listed first in Acts 2:42, it’s not alone. There’s a divine balance intended – that as men grow in the knowledge of God’s Word, they are also growing in divine virtue of loving and interacting with others. Pretty simple. Yet seminaries are factories for corrupted, headstrong complicaters – where men are taught to market and mangle and add to the purity of Christian worship and fellowship. The solution is to first repent, then to follow the simple New Testament model, perhaps beginning with Acts 2:42 where the Word (“apostles doctrine”), fellowship, eating together, and prayer were the model. There were no professional, paid preachers with a monopoly on the floor (speaking platform/pulpit) and the money. There was the plurality of elders (Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5).
Any local church that searches for a professional, seminary-degreed man to be the pastor, is apostate. There is no such requirement in the Bible model of prerequisites for being a servant elder (1 Timothy 3). And, when these local churches they manifest their total disregard for God and His authority. They are apostate. The fruit is church goers who are not true daily disciples of Christ – which is the overwhelming vast majority of building-based local churches today in the visible church world. Apostasy! The great falling away is well underway (2 Thessalonians 2).
What is the solution to this monstrosity, this curse called seminary? Simple: Men getting together in their local surroundings as Christ’s saints to study God’s Word in depth. Personally I have seen this type deep study with an emphasis on God’s grace and love. Seminaries produces men with head knowledge and little or no experience, in many cases who become unduly arrogant., enterprising, and controlling.
HAVE gatherings of God’s people been coerced, cluttered, and complicated? WHAT’s the New Testament curriculum when disciples gather? 1. apostles’ doctrine (written Word), 2. fellowship, 3. and in breaking of bread, and 4. in prayers. Any questions? WHY has so much been added in the modern church world? Listen:
“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42
Ask your seminarian pastor or friend when the last time is that he personally led someone to Jesus – in his personal life!
99.9% of church goers are not walking with Jesus! The extent of their “Christianity” is doing God a favor (haha) by going to church once a week. The pastors like this because it’s all about getting gullible dupes to patronize their church business! What does this tell us about the visible modern church world? It’s not of God – it’s not working – it’s not making disciples, true followers of Jesus. Where O where are the soul winners?
The fact is, that many seminarian graduates are not even born again. Also, many of the ones who were born again in the past are now backslidden and lukewarm – ready to be spued!
Speaking of the apostate churches which require a seminary degree for their leaders, Nick Novello writes: “These ‘traditions’ of seminary education are ruinous to the soul: ‘Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8′”
When there is a seminary-trained pastor, there will be worldliness. They’ve been trained to do things other than the way the LORD prescribed. Flesh.
WHERE do you think this prevalent false love message came from? Take one guess! Satan’s seminarians. Most of these moral cowards won’t take a stand for anything – except that which profit$ them personally! Beware of these vilest of devils! Nothing has changed (Matthew 23).
“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings (not seminarians) hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” Psalms 8:2
More fruit: The seminarian-driven false church has people who claim to be saved who unconscionably vote for baby-butchering demoNcrats! It is obvious that the majority of these seminarian hirelings aren’t saved – and that’s why they refuse to inform the people that you cannot possibly be a DEMON-Rat and a Christian. “NO MURDERER hath eternal life.” (1 John 3:15) Repent!
God preserved His Word for us in OUR language, just as He promised (Psalms 12:6-7) – and Jesus says the Holy Ghost, not the Hebrew or Greek, is our Teacher (John 14:26; 16:13; 1 John 2:20, 27). Jesus also taught that even “babes” can know and understand His Word (Matt. 11:25). God is calling us to denounce all fleshly “credentials,” just as Paul did – counting them as “dung.” Philippians 3
DEAR “professor” or seminarian, YOU are no man’s teacher – the Holy Ghost and WORD of God is. Repent. The true disciple of Jesus is not at all impressed with the “credentials” of those who’ve been to seminary. In fact they feel sorry for such people – namely those who haven’t repented and denounced these works of the flesh. …. The true follower of Jesus – who had no degree (John 7:15-18) – will denounce such and encourage others to do the same. Mere man is not the teacher, the Holy Ghost is – “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” (1 John 2:20-, 27)
Nick Novello writes: “This expose’ of Satan’s seminary system is an extremely critical teaching! It is hitting the nail on the head; so many professing folks have abdicated their responsibility to discern the scriptures to seminarians who are leading them to hell. REPENT, while you are among the living: ‘Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.’ Isaiah 13:9”
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