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[This was originally written in Spring of 2001. Since then, Mr. Conjurske has gone to his place, 2 Peter 2:17.]
Glenn Conjurske is a pastor of a church in Northern Wisconsin who writes a newsletter called, Old Paths and Ancient Landmarks ($12 a year for 12 issues, "Checks payable to Glenn Conjurske, 2815 Boyce Dr., Rhinelander, Wis. 54501"). From this newsletter it can be seen that Mr. Conjurske is not in the truth (1 John 2:3-5).
Glenn Conjurske is ecumenical, and therefore, on this account alone, cannot be in Christ (Psalm 119:104, 120, 128; John 14:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:10). He is Arminian in his doctrine (Old Paths and Ancient Landmarks, Vol. 10, No. 3, March 2001, p. 67-72), yet he calls Calvinists (e.g. Spurgeon, Edwards, Gill, Henry, and Whitfield) "men of God" (ibid., p. 59-60, and Vol. 10, No. 2, Feb., 2001, p. 44-45, 48). Calvinism and Arminianism are two diametrically opposed gospels, neither of which are in the truth (e.g. limited atonement is a lie, and Arminians reject the election of Romans 9:11-23 and 11:36).
Mr. Conjurske writes,
I plainly saw, as a matter of plain objective truth, that Calvinism was utterly at variance with the love of God, . . . (Vol. 10, No. 3, March 2001, p. 70)
So, a man can believe, preach, and carry all his life a theology, a gospel, that is "utterly at variance with the love of God," yet he can be a "man of God"? This is absolute hypocrisy! God is love (1 John 4:8). If a man believes and preaches a gospel that is at utter "variance with the love of God," that man is at utter variance with God Himself, because "God is love" (1 John 4:16). No one can preach and propagate a gospel that is at utter variance with the love of God, and themselves be anything but accursed of God (Galatians 1:8-9; Jude 4).
Conjurske believes Calvinism is at utter variance with the love of God, yet he calls those who preached Calvinism "men of God." This is hypocrisy in knowledge. Conjurske is not ignorant of whom he speaks. He even notes Spurgeon as a Calvinists (ibid., p. 71-72).
This lewdness (Jude 4) of Mr. Conjurske will help in the damnation of every soul that follows it, because it teaches a broad way (Matthew 7:13-14) in which "believers" can follow two totally different gospels, yet supposedly still be in the way (John 14:6). This is a lie. Paul said,
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8-9)
Moreover, Conjurske's lewdness also assures that his followers will "not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved" (2 Thessalonians 2:10; Psalm 119:104, 120, 128).
II. Demonic Doctrine
In Vol. 10, No. 2, page 30, Mr. Conjurske quotes "Charles G. Finney on Diet & Temperance." On page 45 Mr. Conjurske includes Finney in his list of "all the great evangelists and men of God in history," so we can only assume Mr. Conjurske includes this lengthy quote from Finney as if it was something good. It is not good. It is demonic!
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
Note the Finney quote:
Avoid the cultivation of artificial appetites. Accustom them [your children] to no innutritious stimulants or condiments of any kind, for in so doing, you will create a craving for stimulants, that may result in beastly intemperance.
Parents should remember that physical training must precede moral training. Pains should be taken to keep their bodily appetites in a perfectly natural state. And as far as possible prevent the formation of artificial appetites, and do all that the nature of the case admits to restrain the influence of the appetites over the will. Parents should remember that all artificial stimulants lead directly to intemperance - tea, coffee, tobacco, spices, ginger, and indeed the whole family of innutritious stimulants, lead directly and powerfully to the formation of intemperate habits - create a morbid hankering after more and more stimulants, until both body and soul are swallowed up in the terrible vortex of intemperance.
Parents should remember that the least stimulating kinds of diet, are best suited to the formation of temperate habits in all respects. And just as far as they depart from a mild, bland, unstimulating diet, they are laying, in the perversion of the child's constitution, a foundation for any and every degree of intemperance. - "Letters to Parents," by Charles Finney; The Oberlin Evangelist, vol. II, 1840, pp. 131 & 147
Besides the fact that the Word does not teach such a doctrine, by saying that the consumption of "tea, coffee," "spices, and ginger" will "create a morbid hankering after more and more stimulants, until both body and soul are swallowed up in the terrible vortex of intemperance" is a command "to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth," and it is a commandment of men (Matthew 15:8-9).
Mr. Conjurske comments neither much nor little, good nor bad, upon Finney's quote. Therefore, Mr. Conjurske, by his own words at the end of this issue, "judges" this demonic teaching as "profitable for instruction or historical information" (ibid., p. 48). Actually, by quoting Finney without commentary and calling Finney a great evangelist and man of God, Mr. Conjurske furthers Mr. Finney's demonic doctrine.
III. Worldly Wisdom
Furthermore, in Conjurske's article on Reb Bradley, Conjurske propagates the theology of needs with "Her deepest need" and "Her husband's deepest need" (ibid., Vol. 10, No. 1, January, 2001, p. 15).
Noble or not, the woman's place in true romance is always more "selfish" or "self-centered" than the man's. Her deepest need is to be loved. Her husband's deepest need is to lavish his love upon her - though a man who has never been in love may know nothing of this. (italics in original)
Scripture knows nothing of this. You will find no emotional need in the pages of holy writ. Psychology and the wisdom of this world know such needs (1 Corinthians 3:19-20). Conjurske claims that "God created them" and "God has made them" (ibid.). Scripture says no such thing (Proverbs 30:5-6).
IV. A False God
Another lie can be found in Vol. 10, No. 3, on page 61 where Conjurske claims that "God never built a city on earth" and "God made the country, and man made the town;" and that this statement is "strictly true." Mr. Conjurske does not know the God of the Bible. "For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things" (Romans 11:36). "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it" (Psalm 127:1). Every single city that has ever or will ever exist has been built by God (Hebrews 1:3)! It is all His Work (Psalm 104:23-24). In fact, the city of the Lord was a city on earth (Psalm 48:1-3, 8, 12-14; 87:1-3; 101:8).
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