|EVERY BRANCH ...IN ME...THAT
DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT HE TAKES AWAY AND EVERY BRANCH THAT BEARS
FRUIT HE PRUNES THAT IT MAY BEAR MORE FRUIT.............JOHN
(regardless to race, colour, status or gender)
A very nervous man rang me the other day with a request to
remove his number from our fax list, this fellow was Tony Gilchrist,
ministry rep for 'Grace to You Ministries', no doubt a jolly Baptist
It took me some time to gather what he was on about for his nervous twitch
on the phone was rather funny. However, he eventually spat out what he was
meaning to say after a little prompting from myself, ref/doctrine.
Tony, a self proclaimed christian-Baptist of the Calvinistic - Variety
became very adamant about his way of religion and claimed like all who
simply don't want to face the heat of the Christ's Doctrine "You are
wasting our paper and ink" and you are a false teacher.
Mr. Gilchrist of Grace to You Ministries insisted that 'the
branch' is not in the Christ or it professed to be in Him/the Christ and
was not really born-again but actually got in the vine by some human entry.
This is surely false doctrine and a false gospel message. Yet Tony was quick
to tell me that I was a false teacher with a false gospel....hmmmmm. Jesus
says the branch 'was' in Him.
Before Tony hung up on the phone he gave me an ultimatum, he said "I'm
warning you!....you're on notice as of today". My reply to that
was 'you have put me on notice, you are warning me"?
Let me say this, ,I said to Tony, "You will find out what Father thinks
of this, what you have done is not good". After Tony hung up I
prayed that Father would open his eyes and this is what happened.
Ten minutes later, the phone tingled and who was on the other
end?...Tony. And he humbled himself (or someone else did) and
apologised for speaking to me the way he did, however he stuck like glue to
his Religious-Calvinistic-Belief of 'absolute predestination' in
other words if someone turns from the faith/doctrine - way of the Christ
they were never really saved in the first place. The very same teaching of
Dave Hunt who Tony says is an Armenian. Whatever Mr. Hunt claims to be his
teaching is in direct conflict with established holy bible writ...Hebrews
5:9, 3:12-15, Romans 11:22 and the Laodecian-Lukewarm-Born-Agains, who
were in Christ....click.
So who put me on notice and if Tony was told by God to put me on notice
which God told him to ring me and apologise for his attitude, was it the
same God who told him to 'put me on notice' or was it just Tony
putting me on notice?......Psalm 60:1-3.
And what did he mean by 'put on notice'? As I said to Tony, "you
are only a puppy concerning warring in the spirit and the
spiritual-front-line, you will need to do your homework before you come
barking in my direction.
One of the first lessons of journalism and ministry is get your facts right
before you open your mouth lest it backfire and you put yourself on notice.
Finally, 'the branch' was 'in' the Christ or Christ was lying
The last article sent to TG-Grace to You Ministries was Brother Donald
Wilson's "Freedom" article, surely a letter that 'puts all
heretics on notice' once and for all. Tony has been placed on our prayer
list priority. Amen.