Proclamation, Invitation, & Warning

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About the Editor of this Site - Statement of Faith

May 2006

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." 
Romans 6:23

Proclamation, Invitation, & Warning

Welcome to a site devoted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's my desire that the Lord would use these pages to proclaim His Gospel, to invite people to put their trust in Him, to build His Ekklesia, and to warn of false gospels, false messiahs, and counterfeit religious systems. 

Our calling, as followers of Jesus, is to proclaim the Truth to whoever will listen and leave the results in God's hands. 

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is an invitation, not a debate. 

If we love people we will warn them about that which draws them away from a pure devotion to Jesus Christ.

If you are an agnostic or atheist, nominal church-goer, or follower of any of the world's religions, I invite you to surrender your life to Jesus Christ and I encourage you to consider some of the articles in my section called, "New Life in Jesus Christ".

If you are a born-again follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but have never taken the time to re-evaluate the Evangelical sub-culture, I encourage you to consider articles in the sections, "Counterfeit Christianity" and "New Testament Fellowship".
Relationship, not Religion The Word, not Traditions
This website was first posted in May of 1998. Much of the material on this site is based on a presentation I was giving to groups and individuals from about thirteen years ago until about six years ago. (May 2001)
"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ..." Ephesians 4:14-15

See information about the current and two previous discussion boards.

Pay No Attention
To Anything I Say

You have nothing to fear from me. I have no constituency; no following. Even my closest friends don't take me seriously! I have no power, so there's no need to pay any attention to what I say. Unless, of course... I say something that happens to be Biblical. Then I encourage you to agree and respond to it, not because I said it, but because it's Biblical! The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

At a time when the whole world is being united in a "Tower of Babel" vision of Global Unity based on a false peace and a disregard for the truth, it is tragic indeed that many of our most respected Evangelical celebrities are taking part in leading their followers in this same direction.

Counterfeit Christianity

 

Surrounded by Apostasy

The Prayer of Jehoshaphat  

People like me, who see unbiblical philosophies and want to call attention to them, must be careful not to imply "heretic" every time we disagree with someone.

Other people, who are not accustomed to reasoning about truth, have a tendency to see my disagreement with them as "negative" or "divisive" or "rebellious".

Our Lord will give us wisdom and grace to speak the Truth in Love.

The Freedom to Disagree

Three Choices for Truth

Contend for the Faith

Sometimes we're called to work towards the way things should be.

Sometimes we're called to simply function in the midst of the way things are.

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I'm reevaluating 

...how I attempt to speak the truth in love. As followers of Jesus we have got to be able to discuss controversial topics. Our unity in the Spirit cannot be based on ignoring our differences. We have got to be able to warn others about things that are false. We need to be able to discuss the teachings of popular leaders and authors and speakers, naming their names. But, of course, we ought to be motivated by love. And we ought not treat brothers we disagree with as if they were the enemy. Warning of someone, by name, as being a false teacher or false prophet should be based on clear cut evidence and a last resort. If you have opinions on this then let me know. I'm open to rewriting my articles. I'm open to examining how to discuss truth vs. error in the most effective and edifying way.

8/9/03

Glorious Wars or Heavenly Priorities?

Where do wars come from?

If we are protected, who should get the glory?

Who are our heroes?

Who or what should we trust in?

 

Our Calling

Our Lord Jesus wants us to love Muslims, Jewish people, Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics, Freemasons, Pagans, pagans, Apostate Evangelicals and everyone else.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:12-13

In the midst of all that is going on, followers of Jesus ought to try to be good citizens without worshipping what our fellow citizens worship. We ought to pray for the leaders of the world while understanding their true nature. Our calling is the same whether society is in the midst of peace and prosperity or cataclysm and disaster. The whole world is being prepared for a counterfeit Christ. We ought not be caught up in the manipulation of the masses, but we ought to stand for our Lord Jesus, desiring to rescue individuals out of the corrupt world system with its false christs and false gospels.

The September 11th Turning Point

 

My name is Jim Baumgaertel. I live in Port Orchard, Washington State with my wife, Kim, and four children. I work as an engineer who teaches people about power plants. My family and I have been a part of assemblies that meet in homes. We continue to fellowship with believers in homes and also we are part of a fellowship that meets in a rented building. For more of my testimony please see my "Introduction" or "The Summer of 76". For more insight into my understanding of scripture please see my "Statement of Faith". The Statement of Faith is subject to change as I pray that I would continue to be "transformed by the renewing of" my mind (Romans 12:2) as I trust in Jesus, by the work of the Holy Spirit, according to God's Word, the Bible. I want the Bible to be the standard of Truth, not mine or anyone's "Statement of Faith"!

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"Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." Titus 2:12-14
Some people may be concerned that I criticize various individuals, organizations, movements, etc.  But we are called to Love the Truth and to Contend for the Faith. Everything I've put on my website deals with something I consider to be very serious as to "Who is Jesus Christ?" and "What is the Gospel?". I have not tried to say who is a Christian and who is not. I've simply tried to point out the many ways that Christians are being deceived. When I became a Christian about 25 years ago, I was taught basic truths of God's Word as to who Jesus is and what is the gospel. Over the years I've been amazed at how there has been a continual perverting of these truths within Evangelical Christianity. (May 2001)
Everything that I might criticize someone else for, I have been guilty of sometime in my life to some degree. 

"... Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice." Philippians 1:18

Questions to Ask Ourselves

Do we really belong to Jesus? Do we really believe his death and resurrection is sufficient? That his grace is sufficient? That the "fruit of the Spirit" can come only by the work of the Holy Spirit? That only Jesus can change the evil human heart? That only Jesus will bring peace to the earth? Do we really believe that God is sovereign?

Just like when I became a Christian, I had to face the fact of the wickedness and hopelessness of my own heart before I could recognize my need for a Savior. Similarly, we as Christians must face the fact of the total wickedness and hopelessness of this World System before we can be set free from our idolatrous attachments to it and be set free to truly put our hope in being with the Lord Jesus in eternity.

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Any system of morals and ethics and values that either ignores or rejects Jesus Christ is just another pagan religion. Even a system of Christian morals, without Jesus, is just another pagan religion.
Self Esteem, Sorcery, & Visions of Global Unity
Idolatry vs. a pure devotion to Jesus Christ

FOUR WAYS CHRISTIANS ARE BEING DECEIVED

Lucifer, The Garden of Eden, & The Tower of Babel

The True Nature of the World System

"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God." 2 Corinthians 5:20

Most of the articles on this site are written by me. There are several reviews of other peoples' books or articles, written by me, both critical and supportive. I've tried to make it clear when articles I've posted are written by someone else. Feel free to distribute any of my articles electronically or in printed form, whether you agree with me or are wanting to refute me. Either way I would like to hear from you about your use of my articles. You may link to this site or post any of my articles on your site. Please email me and let me know. Another website that posts my articles or links to my website is not necessarily endorsed by me.
"But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will." 2 Timothy 2:23-26

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