Hi, my name is Alex Gonzalez. I’m a servant of the living and true God, Jesus Christ. I’m not part of any religious group or denomination; just a King James bible believing, God fearing, repentant born again Christian, who has a great passion and urgent desire to get the truth out to whomever would have ears to hear and eyes to see.
(Act 28:27) For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
It is my prayer that the Lord Jesus Christ would use this site to open the ears and eyes of those currently blinded by Satan and his worldly systems, and that they would come to repentance (grief and godly sorrow for wrongdoing – 2 Corinthians 7:10) and faith in The True Jesus Christ for salvation from sin. That they would abandon false religious beliefs and pagan traditions of men, come out Satan’s counterfeit church system, and sanctify their lives and live in complete submission and obedience to His word.
MY TESTIMONY OF SALVATION
I was born into a religious home and raised in the pentecostal church of god denomination (Reamstown Church of god, Reamstown, PA). At the age of around 9 years old I was falsely led to believe that I was born again by reciting a prayer I repeated in Children’s Church class. Click this link to learn why childhood conversions are FALSE: https://takeheedtothyself.com/false-church-system-exposed/are-childhood-conversions-genuine/. For many years I never had assurance of salvation and internally questioned many things I had been taught. I was taught and indoctrinated into many false practices and beliefs as listed below:
- Was taught the false pagan trinity and not the true biblical godhead. It’s vitally important to understand this. https://takeheedtothyself.com/biblical-godhead-vs-pagan-trinity/
- Unbiblical practice of “going to church” every time the doors are open. https://takeheedtothyself.com/false-church-system-exposed/
- Unbiblical practice of special dress for the “house of God”
- Faked speaking in tongues and interpretations. https://takeheedtothyself.com/the-false-pentecostal-cult/
- Unbiblical satanic practice of slaining in the spirit.
- Unbiblical practice of dancing in the spirit.
- Unbiblical doctrine of 10% minimum tithing requirement for New Testament Christians. https://takeheedtothyself.com/false-church-system-exposed/is-tithe-a-christian-requirement/
- False instrumental/ rock style “worship”.
- Unbiblical one man Pastor role and women Pastors. https://takeheedtothyself.com/false-church-system-exposed/the-one-pastor-church-system-exposed/
- Unbiblical Sunday school, VBS, youth group, Wednesday Night clubs.
- Celebration of pagan holidays i.e. Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, etc.
- False easy believism gospel with no repentance required and no changed life afterward as fruit of salvation.
- False doctrine that a true born again repentant Christian can lose their salvation in this dispensation.
- False belief that all bible versions are THE word of God.
- Was not taught that the Roman Catholic Church is mystery Babylon. https://takeheedtothyself.com/mystery-babylon-is-roman-catholicism-not-america/
- False belief that the “church building” is the “house of God”.
- True and sound bible doctrine took a back seat to false church traditions and practices and commandments of men.
- False belief that “all are welcome” into a true NT church gathering.
- False belief that the Pentecostal denomination and then later the IFB denomination holds the correct doctrines and is superior to all other denominations.
- True biblical doctrines of sanctification and separation in the Christian life was non-existent.
- True biblical separation from this world to be set apart and holy for God’s use was not taught.
- Biblical dress/ modesty for men (unadorned, non-body conforming shirts and pants) and women (unadorned, non-body conforming full length dresses) was not taught.
- Worldly entertainment i.e. Sports, movies, parties, video games, fleshly music, pagan holidays etc. is Satan’s counterfeit for God’s joy was never taught.
- And many more false practices and doctrines I could add.
In 2007, at the age of 21 I began to see through many of the false practices of the pentecostal denomination I was a member of. As time went by I became more and more convinced that the pentecostal church I had been raised in was unbiblical and very displeasing to God. At the age of 26 I decided to begin attending a more “conservative” church in the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination (Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Denver PA). In January 2018, after attending the IFB church for 5 years, the Lord began to open my eyes to the fact that the practices in the IFB church were really no different than the practices in the pentecostal church. They were just done in a more conservative manner and some of the doctrines were slightly different. As I began to dig deeper, I started realizing that the entire Protestant denominational system was entirely unbiblical and harshly condemned in scripture. As a matter of fact, the entire denominational church system (protestant and Catholic alike) is all united as part of Satan’s ecumenical movement to bring about his one world dictatorship. I was very quickly realizing that every time I attended a “church” service I was sinning against a holy God and grieving the Holy Spirit by following and obeying the commandments and doctrines of men. My conscious could no longer bear continuing in this unbiblical practice. Follow this link to learn why the modern church system is so unbiblical: https://takeheedtothyself.com/false-church-system-exposed/.
Shortly after this time, in October 2018, I decided to leave the false church system for good and never return! Up until this point I was still under the false impression that I was truly born again and that my repeated prayer at nine years old confirmed my salvation; But I was very hungry for the truth and therefore God was very gracious to be showing me glimpses of his truth even as a lost man. As I continued to dig deeper and my desire for the truth grew stronger, the true Lord Jesus started showing me that the “Jesus” being taught and preached in these churches is the same false worldly christ that was created out of the Roman Catholic Church aka Mystery Babylon . It was Satan, masterfully disguised as a counterfeit “Jesus”.
In addition, the so called “church” system is nothing more than Satan’s counterfeit for true New Testament Christian worship. Scripture teaches that the Christian’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Satan teaches that the brick and mortar church building is the “house of God“. Scripture teaches that worship is to be done in spirit and in truth and is a life of complete surrender and obedience to his word. Satan teaches that worship is going to a church building and singing “worship songs” and raising your hands to flesh pleasing music. God hears none of this fake worship as it is a mockery of the word of God and true Christian worship. Scripture teaches that the life of a New Testament Christian is to be godly, holy and set apart from the worldly systems and that if you are a friend of the world you are an enemy of God. Satan Teaches that a Christian can compromise and be a friend of the world in order to “win the world”, use worldly means to “win the world” and it’s okay to partake in worldly practices that please your flesh. Can you see how Satan has created a counterfeit system of Christian living that is a disgusting mockery of God’s perfect word?
After this alarming revelation, the Lord Jesus brought me under severe conviction and opened my eyes to the fact that I was a false convert all my life, that I had submitted myself to the false doctrines and commandments of men, and was worshiping a false christ under the guise of the real Jesus of the Holy scriptures. Follow this link for resources on what is true biblical salvation: https://takeheedtothyself.com/the-gospel/.
Sometime in early 2019, at the age of 33, the fear of God came over me like never before and I fell on my face and repented of my false ways and called upon the real Jesus of scripture for salvation. I denounced all false worship I had partaken in all my life and turned my life over to the living and true God Jesus Christ for the salvation of my eternal soul. My life is now in complete subjection and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ and his precious Holy word found in the King James version of the bible. I am now a bond servant of Jesus Christ. I was bought and paid for with the precious sinless blood of Jesus Christ and he now runs my life and tells me what to do. My old man is dead and buried and I am now a new creature in Christ Jesus. Amen! (2 Corinthians 5:17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The perfect word of God in the King James bible is my ultimate authority and everything I do and decision I make must now be filtered through his word. It’s amazing how God has been opening my eyes to the truths found in his word since I was truly born again. Things I could never fully understand before, have now become incredibly clear. That’s a true testament to the fact that one CANNOT fully understand scripture until the Holy Spirit comes into one’s heart and begins to guide into all truth. Sadly, most church going professing Christians only have a head knowledge of God that was taught to them by other false professing Christians. (1 Corinthians 2:14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Along with that, the Holy Spirit has given me an incredible appetite for the truth since I have come to the realization that much of what I was taught my whole life were religious lies and error that were handed down generation after generation by false teachers. The lesson I’ve learned is that you cannot take your eyes off Jesus and his word for one second, lest you be led astray by Satan’s many snares he has strategically laid out all over the place. Absolute truth can only be found in scripture (King James version for the English language) and if you rely on teachings of men and don’t filter them through God’s word, you will surely be led astray. Without the truth you are surely doomed for failure in this evil day we live in.
My prayer is that the Lord Jesus Christ would use my testimony to convict the hearts of men and women who have been deceived, spoiled, and beguiled by false teachers in false man made religion. That false professing Christians would see past the lies they’ve been taught and turn to the truth. That they would repent of their false ways and turn to the living and true God, Jesus Christ, for salvation before time runs out and Jesus pours his wrath on those who reject him. There is not much time left before Jesus catches up the small remnant of true Christians on this Earth and begins to unleash his wrath on this unrepentant and wicked world. Don’t waste any more time meddling with the affairs of this world. Get on your knees and repent until you know you have been born again and allow the Lord Jesus to rule your life apart from the wicked and ungodly man made church system.