Thursday, November 3, 2022

                      SPIRITUAL SICKNESS

by Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Spiritual sickness is threatening the Church! Some highly contagious and deadly diseases are threatening to destroy the Church in this midnight hour! An unholy epidemic of huge proportions is sweeping the world and seeking to eradicate the very life of God out of our midst!  

Without doubt, Satan is on a fevered rampage to still the voice of the Holy Spirit by deliberately infiltrating Christian Seminaries and Bible Colleges with those who do not believe God’s Holy word and are on a Crusade to instill their Secular Humanism, Skepticism and Higher Criticism into the responsive minds of our young people!

Satan is seeking to enslave, deceive, cripple, and destroy God’s servants through pride, discouragement, stress, sickness, scandal, or lack of finances! He is using all possible means to reach his goal in this holy battle against Almighty God. Every temptation, controversy, trial, dispute, calamity, plague, and disease known to man is being employed by this master deceiver and strategist. He is, however, doomed to complete failure!

By attacking the words of Jesus Christ, they are doing what no one else has dared to do.  Even though scientists, archeologists, mathematicians, historians, and theologians have proven the Old and New Testaments reliable and totally trustworthy in numerous ways, these pseudo theologians, through mere speculation are declaring themselves experts in a field which they know very little about.  

These deceivers are unreliable, and agenda driven, focused on spreading falsehoods concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Word of God! They are not willing to use established scientific methods to establish the truth but rest their case simply on pure speculation!

Together with an unholy mosaic of rogue preachers, unregenerate theologians and an occult-friendly cacophony of radical feminists, abortionists and homosexual rights groups”, these ‘enemies of Christ’ are seeking to overthrow Christianity by tampering with the veracity of the Holy Bible! 

Independently, arrogantly, and openly - with great fanfare - these impostors (Jesus Seminar) regularly tamper with the sacred texts of the Old and New Testament Scriptures! Without any jurisdiction they are brazenly saying: “God’s Word, which has come to us by the Holy Spirit, through anointed men of God and prophets, is invalid and untrustworthy”.


In essence these prejudiced blasphemers are boasting: “We know more than God, Jesus Christ, Moses, the Apostles, Early Church Fathers, Martin Luther, John Wesley and Billy Graham”. These foolish men are saying: “We know more than the hundreds, yea thousands of great Bible translators, theologians, missionaries, pastors and evangelists - who have preached Christ’s Gospel with power across the world for the past two thousand years!”

These proud RAMBOS need a genuine meeting with God! I am vitally concerned for “men of the cloth” who get sucked into Satan’s pride-trap!  The Evil One knows, only too well, that pride and rebellion caused his downfall!  WHY IS THIS?  Pride causes people to believe ignorant and stupid things, because they have accepted a false opinion of themselves!

Satan has convinced them that they are super-intelligent and know everything.  They have been deceived into believing that they are smarter than everyone else! And they think they know more than God or the Bible!  St. Paul warns: “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself”. (Gal. 6:3)

 A person doesn’t need to be handsome, beautiful, intelligent, well-connected, or rich to be proud.  I have met some of the ugliest, most ignorant, uneducated, and poorest people who have been filled with pride! Refusing to believe God’s Word and rejecting Jesus Christ - the fountainhead of all wisdom and knowledge - is the most sickening thing I have encountered in people in more than five decades of Christian Ministry!

 The Bible says: “He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God, hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son”. (1 John 5:10). Anyone who rejects Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour has called Almighty God, “A LIAR”. 

 The very act of rejecting Christ calls God’s truthfulness into question! St. John emphasizes: “And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life and this life is in His Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”. (1 John 5:11-12)


The Bible states that Satan is seeking to enslave, deceive, cripple, and destroy God’s servants through pride, discouragement, stress, sickness, scandal, or lack of finances!  He is using all possible means to reach his goal in this unholy battle against Almighty God. Every temptation, controversy, trial, dispute, calamity, plague, and disease known to man is being employed by this master deceiver and strategist. He, however, is doomed to failure forever!

There is only one way to be saved, and that is through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for us!  St. John declares: “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding; That we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, and, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is True God, and Eternal Life.” (1 John 5:19-20)

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me”. (John 14:6) That’s very clear - No ifs, buts or maybes!  He stated, “I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep”. (John 10:9-11)

The December 1936 magazine ‘The Witness’ carried a powerful article called ‘The Virgin Birth of our Saviour’. In his article T. Ernest Wilson wrote: “Many years ago Dr. Dale, of Birmingham, made the statement: ‘The storms of criticism now are bursting about the venerable head of Moses, but Moses is not the objective; the time will soon come when the tempest will break about that ONE HOLY HEAD.’ And that time has come; apostate Christendom takes every opportunity of attacking the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

In his article ‘The Incomparable Christ’ (1936) Dr. W.G. Moorhead states: “Jesus Christ is the only One who is justly entitled to be called the Catholic or Universal Man. Nothing local, transient, individualizing, national or sectarian dwarfs the proportions of His wondrous character.”

DR. MOORHEAD quotes Liddon: “He rises above the parentage, the blood, the narrow horizon which bounded, as it seemed. His life; for He is the archetypal man in whose presence distinction of race, intervals of ages, types of civilization and degrees of mental culture are as nothing.”

 He warned: “Ancient Judaism has one supreme voice for the chosen people, and its voice is prophetic. If any man deny the inspiration of the Old Testament, sooner or later, he will deny the New Testament.”

There are several very stern warnings in the Holy Bible concerning those who would seek to pervert those who believe Jesus Christ or who change God’s Word: “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Matt.18: 6)


“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book. If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things written in this book.” (Rev.22: 18,19)

"Ye shall not ADD unto the word which I command you, neither shall you DIMINISH ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you" (Deut. 4:2). "What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not ADD thereto, nor DIMINISH from it" (Deut. 12:32).  "Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. ADD YOU NOT unto His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar." (Prov.30: 5-6).

“The BIBLE: In the whole world it is the Book. All other books are mere leaves, fragments.” – Sir Walter Scott. “Yes, it alone is the universal BOOK. It is the VOICE: All other are merely books for the hour. The BIBLE is the BOOK of all time. It stands alone; unapproachable in grandeur; as high above every other book as Heaven is above the earth, as the Son of God above the sons of men.” - Professor Dysen Hague, M.A. June 1, 1961.

“For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of the heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of fire, as thou hast heard and lived?” (Deut.4: 32, 33)

My message to apostate preachers who are compromising with the world and corrupting God’s Word, for their own personal advantage, prestige or popularity:

Do not masquerade as a Christian Minister if you do not believe or practice God’s Word! Do not corrupt the Bible and lead others to a Devil’s Hell and a lost eternity, simply to line your pockets with filthy lucre! Stop lying and tell the truth! Either get right with God or get out of the Ministry! Amen.

Max Solbrekken World Mission, Box 44220 RPO Garside, Edmonton, AB T5V 1N6 [email protected]; blog: Max Solbrekken World Mission;