Welcome to ‘SEPARATING GOSPEL TRUTHS In the Last Days’
Articles – Preaching Messages – Blog
A website for all who love the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and look for his appearing
|Originally set up to publish my book:|
|Now expanded to include:|
New and Recent articles:
|Endure||In The Last Days (The End Of The World)|
|He Humbled Himself||Comforted… tormented|
|Who are the Goats?||Why Did Jesus Come?|
The stated aim of this site remains the same as it has been from the beginning: To search out and assert the truth of the Gospel of Christ, and to show how it stands at variance with much of what is taught, believed and practised in the professing Christian Church today and with the traditions of religious men.
The gospel is a body of objective doctrine which exists in all its purity before God in heaven, regardless of how unbelieving and deceitful men may seek to pervert it on earth. Jesus calls this gospel ‘the word that I have spoken’, and by it he will judge in the last day, John 12:47-50.
It should therefore be the earnest desire and, indeed, occupation of all – and especially of those who say they are Christians – to seek that revelation of the truth of the gospel from the teaching of God himself; for nothing short of divine revelation and God-given belief of the truth will bring safety on the day of judgment; John 6:44,45, Matt. 16:17, 2 Thes. 2:13,14.
The Lord Jesus and his apostles in their doctrine warned time and time again that deceivers would arise among the professing people of God: called variously, false prophets, blind guides, ministers of Satan, liars, goats, wolves, dogs, etc., all intent on perverting the truth in whatever subtle, or not so subtle way they can. John in his First Epistle already saw and warned of the spirit of antichrist which had risen up, infiltrated the church, undermined the faith, and perverted the truth as it had been revealed from the beginning: and if that was the case at the end of the First Century – barely thirty years after the death of the apostle Paul – how much more perverted must the true gospel be in the hands of deceivers today!
This site exists to show that the perversion has become more or less total, and that the truth of the gospel of Christ today is at best elusive, and at worst simply impossible to find.
About the Author
My name is Andrew Dibble. I was born in 1963 and grew up mostly in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. I currently live in Northamptonshire with my wife Caroline and work as a gardener – the original occupation for man, Gen. 2:15.
After having been a fully assured ‘Christian’ for more than ten years the Lord Jesus spoke his word into my heart and by it stripped me of all the ‘salvation’ and ‘faith’ I thought I had; and the word he used was this:
‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.’
This is a separating word which I have found – even in the mere quoting it – stirs up much enmity from many who profess the name of the Lord, but who do not actually know him. Nevertheless it remains the foundation of all my discerning and judging of those who say they are Christians, John 7:24, 1 John 4:1, etc.; is the starkest of truths which underpins all my arguments and contentions – as the reader of this site will discover; and constantly teaches me to examine myself, 2 Cor. 13:5, Ps. 19:13, and to seek out the true way: that is, the Lord Jesus Christ and the fulness of his doctrine, Phil. 3:7-16; the will of the Father and the way of the cross; the strait gate and the narrow way: the only way which ‘leadeth unto life’, ‘and few’, said Jesus, ‘few there be that find it’, Matt. 7:14.
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I can be contacted, and would thereafter be very glad to enter into correspondence, conversation, or better still, true fellowship.
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Previously on this Home Page:
In May 2012 my wife’s mother died. Seven years earlier Caroline and I had been convinced by the Lord that it was his will that we move up and look after her in her long decline with Alzheimer’s. The scripture which the Lord used to reveal this to me was 1 Timothy chapter 5, especially verses 4, 8 and 16. These verses we obeyed – and especially my wife utterly selflessly – until mother passed away: thankfully at home.
But it is amazing how some people think that this will do us good on the day of judgment. One actually said to Caroline, ‘You’ve earned your place in heaven!’ and I am sure that there are many ‘Christian’ people who, in their heart of hearts, think the same thing. But for all that, our obedience can only be judged as being ‘unprofitable’. Why? Well, hear the words of the Lord Jesus himself:
‘…when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do’, Luke 17:10 in context.
This gospel truth is, of course, highly offensive to those who, though they might profess to believe in salvation by grace alone, actually do look to their ‘good’ works as hopefully counting something towards their acceptance with God. But the judgment of the Saviour is, and will always remain: ‘unprofitable’. Salvation is by the blood of Christ alone. Unless we – and as yet my wife does not have this need – are given faith to look to the blood of Christ alone in our felt need of it to be our only plea before the Father then all our apparent good works, selfless devotion, and self sacrifice will, on that day, be condemned as ‘filthy rags’, and we will be cast into the lake of fire, Isa. 64:6, Eph. 2:8,9.
These are separating gospel truths.
Is the reader offended by these things? Well, think about it: how many non-Christians live lives totally devoted to others – without whom this world would be a worse place – and yet because they remain outside of Christ they too will spend eternity in the lake of fire. Likewise, just because there are some people with an outward profession of Christ who also do good works, it still doesn’t mean that they are saved. Again, let the readers examine themselves and search their own hearts to see whether they really are in the faith. Salvation and acceptance before God is ‘not of works’ either before or after calling; it is by grace, and by the blood of Christ alone. Take anything else in your hand to the day of judgment and you will be rejected.