Oldest church, or in other words, first-century church was very different end time “churches.’ When Adam and Eve sinned, the church of that day was ruined. And let us ask ourselves: “Is this also the way the church is ruined in our days?”
How oldest church differs from Todays Church
This is what the Charismatic movement wants us to believe. Now, this is what the people in the congregations really like. It is so exciting when someone in their presence speaks with the voice from God. It is so exciting when they themselves are experiencing a vision, or a dream. It is so exciting when they can feel the presence of the Holy Ghost, and they hear others testifying that they have changed, and their eyes are bigger and brighter than before. And in their theology they believe that there must be more to it than just the plain Bible, because now we can rise to a higher level of spirituality. Now we can rise one stage closer to God. But all this is nothing but the pride of life. It is worldliness to the max. Just compare it with Gen 3:1-6. Satan made Eve believe that she was missing out on something very important: “Be more like God“.
Oldest Church and Charismatic Churches
Today the Charismatic movement makes people believe that, unless they join, they are missing out on something very important. Eve believed that there was more that God had not yet said. The Charismatics believe that God has not finished declaring new things. For Adam and Eve the results were a disaster; they found out that they were deceived.
For the Charismatics the results will turn out to be a disaster; they will find out that they have been deceived. And God has said, in Rev 22:18, that they, by their actions, prove that they have not been saved. The testing program which God placed before Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, turned out to be very similar to the testing program which God placed before the end-time church.
Note: The above piece was written by pastor Alfred Chompff. He was pastor at Reformed Bible Church of South Carolina. He has gone home to be with the Lord. He helped one of our admins a lot learning about Reformed theology. You can find His sermons here. To know more about our beliefs, check our statement of faith. The way of the oldest church is the best way, reject the charismatic urge to follow the ways of Adam and Eve. Follow Pilgrim Meditations on Facebook.