Paul's foreknowledge that "grievous wolves would enter in" Acts 20

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MyrtleTrees

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Paul's foreknowledge that "grievous wolves would enter in"
It's amazing (what it must have felt like), how Paul wept daily, in his concern (and foreknowledge - Acts 20:25) that after his final departure from this church, false prophets would come into their church - teaching heresies - and lead astray some of them. They could no longer be under Paul's protection, after his final departure. Paul knew that the people in this church were sincere in their faith in the gospel - but that they were still young in the faith. And as such, more vulnerable to heresies they might encounter.
This is one reason we are more mature Christians, need to be faithful in praying for God to help keep all Christians firm in their hold upon the true gospel, and to help keep them growing in the Lord.
It is also a reason why all Christians, whether young in the Lord, or more mature in the Lord, are not to be neglectful of daily praying and asking for the Lord's help and guidance in life, and for His protection - especially in times of great temptations. See Matthew 26:41.
Acts 20:23-24 Reveals why Paul realized that he would never see this church again, after his soon departure. The Holy Spirit gave him foreknowledge of this.
Acts 20:25-32

25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
KJV
 
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The seminary I attended is a godless den of spiritual iniquity. It’s run by wolves and primarily attended by wolves in a consorted effort to fill the pulpits with more wolves. I felt like a prisoner of war having to defend the Gospel every day for four years.
 

surfer14

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The seminary I attended is a godless den of spiritual iniquity. It’s run by wolves and primarily attended by wolves in a consorted effort to fill the pulpits with more wolves. I felt like a prisoner of war having to defend the Gospel every day for four years.
That's awful and yet unsurprising. Can you say what type of seminary it was? Would you say that there were a lot of "anti-christians" there? Or were they just opportunistic scammers that see the "ministry" as an easy cash cow?
 
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The seminary I attended is a godless den of spiritual iniquity. It’s run by wolves and primarily attended by wolves in a consorted effort to fill the pulpits with more wolves. I felt like a prisoner of war having to defend the Gospel every day for four years.
I have a client who happens to be a judge. Before she went into law she was enrolled at Harvard to eventually become a Rabbi. She lamented about the same difficulties you experienced. In fact, one of her professors didn't even believe in God, she said! :p

It should not surprise us too much. Big institutions, including our local churches, are packed with hypocrites.

The only thing you and I have over them is the realization that on our own (without the saving grace of Christ and the Holy Spirit working in us), we are horrible, despicable people. While they haven't come to that realization yet; hopefully, they will.
 
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That's awful and yet unsurprising. Can you say what type of seminary it was? Would you say that there were a lot of "anti-christians" there? Or were they just opportunistic scammers that see the "ministry" as an easy cash cow?
White men were aggressively demonized. Gender-neutral language for God was mandatory, unless you only wanted to refer to God in the feminine form then that was embraced and flat out encouraged.

The seminary president presided over his daughter’s marriage ~ to another women. The marriage took place in the seminary chapel. Oh yeah, and Jesus is deemed merely one of many ways to God, hence salvation. Get the picture? 😉
 

surfer14

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White men were aggressively demonized. Gender-neutral language for God was mandatory, unless you only wanted to refer to God in the feminine form then that was embraced and flat out encouraged.

The seminary president presided over his daughter’s marriage ~ to another women. The marriage took place in the seminary chapel. Oh yeah, and Jesus is deemed merely one of many ways to God, hence salvation. Get the picture? 😉
I do get the picture. That sounds decidedly anti-christian to me. Christianity was infiltrated by satanists. If I was satan, that is what I'd do. For sure.

Not sure what branch of Christianity that seminary is associated with. But I highly suspect that what you experienced is the rule rather than the exception. It reflected what I've been seeing happening in churches for years.
 

MyrtleTrees

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The seminary I attended is a godless den of spiritual iniquity. It’s run by wolves and primarily attended by wolves in a consorted effort to fill the pulpits with more wolves. I felt like a prisoner of war having to defend the Gospel every day for four years.
I'm glad God kept you and guided you throughout all of those years there! Well, at least we know that it probably gave you more insights than some have - about false prophets. And that God had to have used it for good, in spite of all the badness in it (assuming that you followed His will in being in that seminary, rather than going elsewhere) - since you seem to have had a strong relationship with God throughout it all. That helps a great deal in warding off bad influences and the power of evil in this world, - as Ephesians 6 shows.
Rom 8:28

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
KJV
 

Kolistus

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White men were aggressively demonized. Gender-neutral language for God was mandatory, unless you only wanted to refer to God in the feminine form then that was embraced and flat out encouraged.

The seminary president presided over his daughter’s marriage ~ to another women. The marriage took place in the seminary chapel. Oh yeah, and Jesus is deemed merely one of many ways to God, hence salvation. Get the picture? 😉
Sounds like the usual package that they are peddling around the world, is there a name for this other than liberalism or madness?
 
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I do get the picture. That sounds decidedly anti-christian to me. Christianity was infiltrated by satanists. If I was satan, that is what I'd do. For sure.

Not sure what branch of Christianity that seminary is associated with. But I highly suspect that what you experienced is the rule rather than the exception. It reflected what I've been seeing happening in churches for years.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary which is associated with the Reformed Church. It took me over a year to detox from that place.
 
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Sounds like the usual package that they are peddling around the world, is there a name for this other than liberalism or madness?
Mad demonic liberalism.
 

surfer14

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New Brunswick Theological Seminary which is associated with the Reformed Church. It took me over a year to detox from that place.
Ha! I went to their website and the first thing I saw was a bunch of claptrap about how they're "antiracist". Totally not surprised they'd be anti-white. "Antiracist" is indeed synonymous with "anti-white". I bet they're also highly sympathetic towards marxism, abortion, open-borders. Their next step is probably to get friendly with the idea of pedophilia. They appear to be serving satan well.

How long did you go there for? Did you quit? Graduate? Or get kicked out? Regardless, congratulations on getting out! I'm kinda curious to know why you chose to go there in the first place?