Exposing religious cults and ministries seems to be all in the vogue these days! And 119 Ministries has been associated with some as being one of those ‘cults’. So we thought we would take the time to explain the teachings of 119 Ministries and to see if they are indeed a ‘cult’.
First, we need to define some terms and we’ll use scripture as our foundation. According to Matthew 7:15-20, 2 Corinthians 11:13, 2 Peter 2:1-3, and 1 John 4:1, among others, we can see that a FALSE TEACHER is simply one who is teaching something that contradicts or conflicts with the Holy Scriptures. HERESY is the false teaching lures people away from the TRUTH and heretics are the FALSE TEACHERS/SHEPHERDS/PROPHETS who teach and lead the people away. You can find this basic understanding in 1 Corinthians 11:19, Galatians 5:19-20, Titus 3:10 and so on).
“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. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:28-30)
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. … For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. ” (2 Pet 2:1, 21-22)
So how does 119 Ministries fit into this you ask? Well, simply put – it doesn’t! Those who say 119 Ministries, a Hebrew Roots teaching ministry is a ravenous wolf, or a sheep in wolf clothing, or a cult, simply doesn’t know their bible.
A cult twists and perverts scripture … we insist all of scripture is true. Take for example the 10 Commandments. We believe that all 10 are alive and well and should be followed. So, let us ask you – do you follow the 10 Commandments? How about the 4th Commandment? Has the doctrine and traditions of men CHANGED the 4th Commandment? Who do you follow? Watch our teaching on THE SABBATH and then ask yourself that question again.
We’ve all been told that the Sabbath is now on Sunday. But how many of us have truly tested that? Have we truly examined the basis of this belief? Or have we just blindly accepted what we have been taught over the years based on the interpretations of man’s views of the scriptures that have been passed down through the generations?
119 Ministries is a ministry dedicated to seeking, teaching and living out the truth of the Word. Our purpose is to seek and bring the truth to all nations, unlearn false doctrines and traditions of men, and to equip the body to live and practice the Word as God originally intended.
We find that continuously examining the Scriptures (in the same Hebraic first century context and perspective in which they were written and understood) reveals to His people much more understanding, as opposed to the more common Greek mindset that is a couple thousand years removed.
We firmly believe in testing all doctrine and asking scripture to His Word and only holding on to what is good. Any belief that may fail such a test (regardless of that particular doctrine’s origin or even its popularity) is systematically rejected. We seek to search the scriptures daily, in the same way Paul commended the Bereans in determining what was true. Through the leading and teaching of the Spirit we aim to bring 100% pure truth to all nations, teaching them to obey everything He commanded. We recognize that this is not always easily done, and we welcome friendly and truth seeking engagement from fellow believers in His perfect Word, as we also believe iron sharpens iron. We expect to challenge you and also desire to be challenged-all under our unified desire to seek, understand, and apply His one and only Truth as revealed in His Word.