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Ministers set on a collision course with God’s justice. (Fotolia)
Doctrinal Crimes
By Apostle Eric vonAnderseck
The present leadership of the church is pursuing a parallel course to judgment as Israel in the times of Malachi, echoing the same innocence of doctrinal crimes against God. Just as God called out the ministers of that time to correct their thinking, so again does God call out ministers today.
Malachi 3:8
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Know this: Every false doctrine is a form of theft against God, for it robs the kingdom of God of souls, as ministers bar the door with lies heaped upon lies. But Jesus sits as the judge, calling forth the conscience for accountability and correction. We are in the time of the third WOE. This is the last call for the church.

False Doctrine is as Kryptonite to Your Faith
It has become increasingly popular for ministers to step forward to confess what they refer to as their personal failings and weaknesses, such as addiction to pornography, overindulgences of food, drunkenness, unforgiveness and bitterness. They cite their behaviour as kryptonite to faith, hoping that if they get their life in order (get rid of the junk) that God will accept and empower their faith.
They hope to lead the church again into the streams of repentance that have not been sanctified by God, but is, rather, the waters muddied by the flesh. No matter how many time they make the call to repentance they cannot cleanse the defiled conscience nor silence the voice of condemnation.
The reason for this ongoing and relentless onslaught of the enemy is that the kryptonite is NOT in their behaviour, it is in their doctrine. Their doctrine is laced with kryptonite, and they carry this poison of false knowledge wherever they go, inflicting defeat and humiliation upon believers who are taken captive by their powerless gospel.
Know this: God is addressing your doctrine first before He will address your behavior.
Five Major Areas of Doctrinal Crimes
There are five major areas of doctrinal crimes that soil the hands of ministers today.
1. Doctrine of Balaam: Independence from stewardship; opportunistic.
2. Doctrine of Jezebel: False prophecy & psycho-phecy; exploitative.
3. Doctrine of the Nicolaitans: Mixing the old covenant with the new covenant, mixing the fleshly kingdom with the heavenly kingdom; self-serving.
4. Deeds of the Nicolaitans: Promoting tithing, health, wealth & prosperity, Jericho Marches, physical communion tables, water baptism, blowing of shophar, laughter movements, dancing in the Spirit, pageantry, etc.; lascivious.
5. Fables: Using the compassion of God to promote one’s own theology to replace the record of Christ; substitutionism.
God used His apostles to turn back the tide of darkness. Apostle Jude spoke of those men who crept into the church with the intent to mingle their teachings with Jesus’ truth.
Jude 1:4
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ungodly: A fruitless soul that claims divine favour.
Lasciviousness: Provoking lust; using scripture to express the moral-code. Satan used the word of God to defend his position while challenging Jesus. Satan’s unrighteous ministers do the same today.
Criminals Against the Kingdom of God
Cain, Korah, Laban, Balaam, and Jezebel all stand out as criminals against the kingdom of God. Each of these criminals (transgressors against God) claimed a manifestation of God (healing, prophecy, dream, vision, miracle, calling), but the grace was turned unto self, not returning to God in His fullness.
God selected these five rebels as negative role models to warn the church not to follow their doctrinal habits, for they stood to their principle against the stewards that God truly called out and selected to deliver His people.
1. Cain rose up against Abel because Abel’s sacrifice was accepted and Cain’s was rejected. Cain used the altar of God to serve himself. (Gen 4:3-8)
2. Korah rose up against Moses because his stewardship (rod) was selected and Korah’s was rejected. Korah rivalled against the true steward with signs to make himself an equal. Moses had a staff and Korah had a staff, but it was Aaron’s rod that God caused to bud, which is the sign that God joined the stewardship to the priesthood as Moses and Aaron. (Num 16:1-2; Num 17)
3. Laban rose up against Jacob because God selected and separated Jacob to increase His house and Laban was insulted at the separation. (Gen 31:2)
4. Balaam stood against the stewardship of Moses, choosing to remain independent of his stewardship to make gain from Balak. He was seeking new connections to broaden his scope of ministry. He was opportunistic. (Numbers 22:5-7)
5. Jezebel stood up against the stewardship of Elijah who threatened her status and school of false prophets by which she taught the people to follow her sins, to turn prophesy inward (psycho-phecy). (1 Kings 18:19)
These all claimed innocence because they stood to their own principle and accepted their principle as truth in place of God’s truth and God’s steward. Church leaders today follow the same behaviour. While God put His record in Christ, they put the record of faith in their own principle.
Divine Prosecution
While there is much talk about getting back to the original gospel and true meaning of the new covenant of Jesus Christ, ministers continue on the same parallel path of Israel in the days of Jeremiah whom God sent to the leadership to make them understand that they were no longer walking in the path of the covenant God delivered to them through His steward, Moses.
Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
According to the mind of the modern minister, it is ok with God that they have rejected His steward whom He sent to restore them. They claim obedience nevertheless, for they are in the seeking stage, prayer stage, prophesying stage, feigned repentance stage, trying to resurrect what they feel is relevant to the present situation. Some even extend themselves into national-political zeal and Zionistic zeal, trying to establish the headship of Christ in history rather than in stewardship.
2 Corinthians 13:2
 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare.
Revelation 2:14
 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
1 Timothy 1:5-6
 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:  From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling.
Vain Jangling: A disagreement or quarrel, which ends in an agreement of nothing as ministers go their own way. These enjoy their Bible-babbling and group pep-talking, but are not rooted in truth. They despise government, even denying apostles that they might set themselves in the place of stewardship as a discerner of truth. God is correcting this mindset.
Israel’s Transgression against the Torah and the Parallel Transgression of the Church Against Christ 
3Enoch 44:9
 The Angel said, “Take the books and read their wicked deeds.”
At once I took the books and read their deeds and it was recorded that each and every one of those wicked ones had incurred EXTIRPATION 36 times over. Moreover it was recorded that they had transgressed against all the letters of the Torah, as it is written “ the whole of Israel has transgressed Your Torah” it does not say here (against) Your Torah but simply Your Torah, because they transgressed it from ALEP to TAW and incurred EXTIRPATION 36 times over for each letter.
Extirpation: 1. to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate. 2. to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up. (
These turn the truth of God into a lie, transgressing God’s covenant in Jesus Christ.
The warnings of God to the church today follows the same pattern as spoken to Israel through many stewards.
God doesn’t take lightly those that violate truth with their philosophy of the Bible,  using the Sermon on the Mount as their record in place of Christ. For Jesus was teaching Jews not Christians. Using the Sermon on the Mount as the record for faith  is displaced confidence, moving faith from God’s covenant (to please Him), to rectify the imbalance in the defiled conscience (to please self).
The Necessity of Pure Doctrine
There are those that say “doctrine is not important, we need to just love one another.” These are the same people who say that prophecy does not need to be accurate as long as we are sincerely trying to hear the voice of God and intending to do the right thing. The apostles never taught from this reprehensible position of darkness.
A minister champions love because he uses the moral code to blind you. It is a Judas kiss of betrayal.
Isaiah 61:8 
For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Ephesians 4:15
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
2 Thessalonians 2:10
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 John 1:1
The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
3John 1:1
The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
Truth is mentioned five times in 2 John, and mentioned six times in 3 John. If a believer’s faith is not properly defined and set within the frame of truth then faith is turned into a self expression called will-worship (Col 2:23).
Will-worship redounds faith to self. What begins with self ends with self. False ministers teach the church how to use the flesh as building material while the true steward provides the church with the true wisdom of God. Wisdom directs faith into the covenant priesthood and tokens that redound to the glory of God. God rewards faith!
2 Corinthians 4:15
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
Redound: late 14c., "to overflow," from Old French redonder "overflow, abound, be in profusion" (12c.), from Latin redundare "to overflow" (see redundant). Meaning "to flow or go back" (to a place or person) is from late 14c.; hence "to rebound" (c. 1500), and "to contribute to" (the credit, honor, etc.), early 15c. Related: Redounded; redounding. (
Proverbs 4:2
For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
Proverbs 4:9
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
God Makes Distinction Between Those who Defile Truth and Those who Preserve Truth
 In the first century church the Lord addressed the seven churches of Asia giving warnings through His Apostle John. Jesus addressed those who were committing doctrinal and functional religious crimes. And so also today, in these end times, God desires to persevere the righteousness.
God makes distinction between those who defile the truth and those who preserve it, between those who work abomination and those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.  
Revelation 21:27 
And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Revelation 22:15 
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Makes a lie: That which is common to man’s signature is the lie that makes the soul desolate of the light and likeness of Christ; to design truth in one’s own image to call this Jesus. Those who pen doctrines that reflect the paradox of their own faith; those who hash out their thoughts to satisfy their religious logic; those who redirect faith into the psychology of man instead of the covenant of Christ.
Doctrinal criminals are lawless to God and riotous to His kingdom government, turning God’s grace into lasciviousness (aspirations of the flesh) and designing doctrines that support this lie, seeking rest for the defiled conscience.
2 John 1:9
 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
What is happening here? Apostle John is addressing those who have freed themselves from Christ and have thus bound themselves to the lie of their own record. They speak great swelling words of vanity, which means that through much speaking they feel seducing spirits prompting the imagination and swell their grasping words to prompt obedience. Though they call this fabrication the anointing of God, it is the lie of their own making. As Apostle Peter also agrees.
2 Peter 2:18
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
Criminal acts: Doctrinal practices that inspire a promise, but is absent of God’s wisdom. A criminal waste of God’s resources in Christ through His new covenant keeps the heart empty of His virtue, thus robbing God.
The book of Revelation makes these transgressions known as God issues each plague fulfilling His word, “blood for blood” beginning with the bloody moon reflecting man’s rejection of the blood sacrifice God gave through His Son.
Numbers 35:33
So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Deuteronomy 19:10
That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.
Fables and Doctrines of Men
Fables and doctrines of men are built upon the scale of one’s own philosophy using selected verses to support a manifestation (laughter, healing, wealth). This produces a false (feigned) faith, which calls covetousness prosperity. The habit of man is to substitute false knowledge and false promises in place of Jesus’ Record.
Revelation 2:14
 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
The teaching of false doctrine in the church births a monster, which is the hydra of Revelation 13. The hydra draws people to its liar by emotional or religious appeal, which Jesus called the twofold child of hell.
Matthew 23:15
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.
1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
As a wild beast the hydra multiplies converts of many colors (denominations), insisting on self rule and building global nesting organizations. These Bible gypsies feel free to believe as they self-determine, calling this “free in Jesus”, yet they never progress to know Him in truth.
Death’s Presence
Hebrews 2:14
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
Revelation 18:3
 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
The power of Death: Satan rules the defiled conscience with vanity. The flesh testifies to his working as the sinner stretches after the treasures of the world found in fantasy, flattery and finance for peace and security.
This mindset creates idols for association to make common iniquity, and faith out of touch with their reality. The anointing is strange to the carnal logic, for logic desires proof before consenting, while faith embraces the revelation for reflection and true hope.  
[Eric vonAnderseck serves the Body of Christ as a confirmed Apostle in the government of God. He is the founder of Second 8th Week Ministries & founder of the Network of Apostles Today. He is the IDCCST® Christian Education Curriculum author and author of over 100 ground breaking books and articles, spearingheading the return of the apostolic calling and anointing to the church.
Apostle Eric ministers extensively nationally and internationally. He is the pioneer of the new apostolic age and recognized as the leading authority in the fields of church growth, foundation building, spiritual gifts and spiritual warfare, and the leading voice in the transition of the church into the new apostolic season and reformation.]


Last Revised: 2017-11-11

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