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Has Paul Washer become a Roman Catholic? (Shocking Message)

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Uploaded on Oct 31, 2007

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Paul Washer from Heart Cry Mission says believers should not gain their assurance from the Gospel itself. Instead, believers are to find people less righteous than they are, to compare themselves to. Apparently, once a believer realizes how much better he is than other men, he should "rejoice".

Washer says, "If you're sitting here and you're wondering whether you're not saved, or whether you are. Just envision for a moment. Stand beside a student you know to be an unbeliever. Are you like them? Do you have the same desires and concerns that they have? Do you dress the same way? Talk the same way? Is your morality the same? Is there no concern for God in your life just like there's no concern for God in theirs? Is the Word of God not have a place in your life at all? You ought to be very afraid. But if you're a struggling Christian and you put yourself beside that unbeliever and yes, you do see a difference, then rejoice." (Sermon, "How can you have Assurance", from 39:05).

This flatly contradicts the Scripture. God says believers have "boldness and access in confidence through His faith" (Eph 3:12).

True Assurance is based on the Truth/Promise/Testimony/Gospel of God which is believed in the mind. This infallible evidence is sufficient to give the believer assurance. After all, natural man is deprived of truth (1 Tim 6:5). So to possess the truth is a unique thing which for the elect alone. To demand any other grounds for assurance other than the truth, is to make the truth useless.

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BELOW IS A RESPONSE TO COMMENTS ON MY VIDEO "WASHER VS OSTEEN? BOTH TEACH SEEKING FOR SALVATION"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWUIdh...

Response to user "Diligentile"

He wrote me...

"This woman [who Washer told to pray to God for salvation] was miserable and had no peace with God in her life. Shall she just stop seeking God and just pursue the things of the world? ... In Isaiah, I see turning to,seeking, and calling on God for mercy. Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon."

MY RESPONSE...

Hi Diligentile. Hope you're well.

Hope this verse helps...

"How can they call on Him in whom they have not believed?" (Rom 10).

That's logical. A sick person can't call the town doctor if they don't believe he exists! But unbelievers say in their heart, "there is no God", so they cannot call on God.

And James says, "Ask IN FAITH". The lady did not have faith. So all her "asking" of God are mere echoes of what Washer tells her to say.


She is a dumb parrot, not knowing the God she tries to honor with her lips. She is a blind woman talking about colors!

Moreover, "He that comes to God MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS and a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him." (Heb 11:6)

So, clearly the woman needed TO BELIEVE before she could pray!

And this makes sense. If it's through faith that we understand who God is and what he's done -- then how can an unbeliever (without faith), know anything about God?!

And can you call on someone you are ignorant of?! "They know not God", "are ignorant", "know nothing", are "brute beasts", "fools", "without knowledge".

As Hosea said, "My people perish for lack of knowledge".

Oh, and by the way, regarding Isaiah 55... It is easily explained by Acts 8:22...

Unbelievers are to "REPENT and pray". So the change of mind (repentance) precedes the prayer.

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