Jamie Rohrbaugh: Normal Christianity

What is normal Christianity? In her ramblings on the Elijah List Jamie tells us saying: I am able to call you up here where I am. Believe Me for heavenly encounters that you have never seen before, such as:
# Hearing angelic songs, and hearing the angels singing them around My throne.
# Visions and dreams of Heaven, and of My throne room.
# Listening in on conversations that I am having with My Son, Jesus, and My Holy Spirit.
# Hearing music from Heaven that has never been heard or played on the earth before.
# Having Me visit you in person.
These things are a normal part of Christianity, and I want you to believe Me for them.
So this is normal Christianity, but is it?

The test for something to be normal Christianity must be that it is in the Word of God. If it does not exist in the Bible then it can only be classed as "adding to scripture". The Bible is quite clear on this question when it says: I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; Rev 22:18. This is absolutely clear. We may try to say that it only refers to the Book of Revelation but the book which is referred to here is the entire Bible - not just one part of it.

Every one of the bullet points that Jamie provides is adding to scripture. We have not been promised these things as a normal part of Christianity. When the Apostle Paul wrote: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago - whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows - such a man was caught up to the third heaven. 2Cor 12:2 he also wrote the following: He was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak. only two verses later. There is no promise in scripture that such heavenly visits were simply normal for Christians. The late Bob Jones made claims that he visited Heaven several times every day. His claim that there would be a world-wide harvest of souls numbering over one billion never happened during his life time. He also told young would-be prophets that if they indulged in sexual sin that they would lose their anointing. When caught in sexual sin himself he still kept his anointing! His words were the ravings of a false prophet.

Sadly, many people are still hoping and looking for fulfillment of this false prophecy from Bob Jones regarding a billion soul harvest and it often seems to be a part of the foundation upon which the New Apostolic Reformation is built upon. If you want your ears tickled (see 2Tim:3) then follow nutters like Bob Jones, but be warned: they will lead not to heaven but to hell. We must remain within the bounds of scripture.

It is also sad that these prophets are simply demonstrating their own spirituality in order to improve their bank balances (see 2Peter 2:13). By supporting them you will lose twice over: they will take your money and then take your soul. It is impossible to be a truly born-again Christian, with the hope of heaven and yet live outside the bounds of scripture.

31st December 2019.

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