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BATTLE FRONTS
FOR THE END TIMES

By Steve Van Nattan

 

The Bible believer is at war, and that is established by the Word of God, the example of Christ, and by the history of the Lord's Church for 2000 years. The question is, are you going to stand your ground, or will Satan and his helpers cause you to stand down or go AWOL?

This article is included in the Asymmetric Christian Warfare series. FIND MORE HERE

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Bill O'Riley of FOX News on the
war on Christians worldwide.

The people of God, that is, the God of the Bible, are hated intensely by Satan. But, Satan cannot come and confront Christians face to face. He is a spirit and limited to entering into humans in order to attack other humans. He can either possess the wicked, or he can oppress the righteous. These people then are used by Satan to do his bidding. Whether it is a flaming Atheist or a professing Christian, the result is the same. You are the target, and Satan will not give up until you are with Christ, either by death, or by being removed from the battle in the Rapture of the Church. This war is Satan's, and you are appointed unto victory.

You are NOT supposed to be defeated, 1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

And, 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

And again, 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Ephesians 6:10-18 shows you all the armor which God has given you. There is no armor for your back. Once you are born again, the only way if FORWARD. READ IT HERE ONLINE

If this is not clear to you, please go read the most popular article on this journal:
WHAT SATAN CAN AND CANNOT DO

So, we have an adversary, and he is attacking God's people non-stop. But, he uses other people to do this. Some of Satan's helpers are Satan worshippers like Anton LaVay of the Church of Satan. Some are Muslims, all of whom are called by Allah to kill Christians. On the other extreme, you may be startled to learn that Satan uses men who grew up in Fundamental Baptist churches, attended Tennessee Temple or Hyles Anderson College, and who are now standing in pulpits all over the world preaching the Gospel while living like dogs and wounding God's sheep with a vengeance. When they get caught, thousands of church members curse God and quit Christianity.
CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF A SATANIST IN THE PULPIT

Was Jack Schaap born again? It makes no difference to me whether or not he is born again. He is a committed servant of Satan, and the effect of his wickedness on the Lord's Church has had deadly effects, whether he was saved or damned to Hell.

So, while people on and outside of the Lord's Church can be used by Satan to attack you and me, we need to look at the most common fronts in this war for your mind. You will notice below that each front of the battle is a direct attack on the Word of God, so we must use the Word of God to respond to the attack.

Each of the following battle fronts are based in lies which contradict the Word of God. These have been part of the fallen world's mind set since the beginning of human history, but they are now spiritual war zones. They will lead directly into the era of the Antichrist and the Great Tribulation. Each of these lies must be consciously battled by you and me, or we will be sucked into defeat as Satan wins our minds into slavery to doubt.

 

First Battle Front-
"Yea, hath God said?"

Atheists now attacking Christians viciously:

Dawkins- Master servant of Satan

DAWKINS ATTACKING BIBLICAL TRUTH

THE ADVERSARY EXAMINED


Theistic Evolutionists- Mugwumps of Christendom

Genesis is being attacked by heretic Bible teachers who have one foot in "oppositions of science, falsely so called," and the other foot in Genesis. This attack is the demonic doctrine which makes the creation account a biblical myth while claiming that you actually evolved from a monkey after all.

THIS IS WHAT THE PREMIER EVOLUTIONIST THINKS OF THESE FOOLS


Michio Kaku- Clever witty god of science

KAKU USES REASON TO DEFINE TIME AND THUS DEBUNK THE BIBLE

It is interesting that scientists now believe that the Grand Canyon could have been created in a very short time when a huge inland lake eroded through a ridge, and the whole lake drained away carving the Grand Canyon.

The temptation to the Bible believer is to accept some presuppositions of science. We may take a strong stand against Evolution as we believe and defend the Genesis account of creation in six twenty four hour days. But, we then go on the accept the unquestioned doctrines of science like the laws of mass and gravity, and the claim the the speed of light is constant.

Gravity is being discussed these days by scientists who want to think outside the box. They are speculating as to gravity being altered by outside forces and thus not constant. The speed of light is being speeded up and slowed down in laboratories, and it is still light. Why does light not become radio waves when speeded up? This implies that light is not necessarily in the traditional spectrum with other frequencies like radio waves. So, what is light, and is it really constant?

We must learn to use Bible vocabulary instead of modern scientific vocabulary.

 

Bible critics and perverted Bibles.

EXAMPLES OF ATTACK ON THE TRUTH

HERE IS HOW CRITICS ARE SILENCED BY ARCHAEOLOGY

See The Defense of the King James Bible at this journal.

 

Purity is gained by signing our documents.

Can a Bible believer really please God by using the Bible as his only source of guidance?

The answer from the vast majority of pastors and church leaders is NO. They do not say this right out loud, but they show us their total distrust in the Bible by their actions.

Every denomination, Bible college and seminary, and every local church, with very few exceptions, requires you to sign on to a document, creed, covenant, or some such man-made device. This is because they want to own you. Oh, they will claim they are seeking purity and commitment to the absolute truth by forcing you to sign on the line. But, in fact, they want a device by which they can determine if you are 100% loyal, and they also want a document by which they can judge you, should you ever wander from their creed.

The "Church Covenant" at the right has nothing to do with the Church, the Bride of Christ. It is all about the political agency, registered with the IRS as a nonprofit organization, and the "covenant" is a way of putting the signer under bondage to a human polity, NOT to Jesus Christ.

First, there was NO church covenant like this used in the Apostolic Church of the Bible era, and nothing like this existed in the era shortly after the Apostolic period. This sort of trick came in with the Holy Roman Empire, and it was not abandoned during the Reformation.

The Baptist Age, which started around 1825 in England, bought into this mongrel "covenant" which they borrowed from the Lutherans and Presbyterians.

Secondly, he real wickedness of this local church covenant is that it replaces the New Covenant between the believer and Jesus Christ with a man made covenant. Regardless of whether or not all the promises in this "covenant" are based in biblical truth, the principle is Satanic. It detracts from the simplicity in Christ and his Covenant.

As follows:

Romans 8: 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Hebrews 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Galatians 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Is that Covenant good enough for you?

Yes?

Well then, why did you sign the man-made covenant which is not based in the above doctrines but in promises to enslave yourself to a nonprofit corporation?

Hey, speak up, I cannot hear you.

When I told two different pastors that my wife and I declined human documented membership in any local church because it tended to diminish the final membership we have in the Lamb's Book of Life, both pastors told me that people must become local church members and sign a man-made covenant so that there is a basis for excommunicating them later if necessary. Thus, church membership becomes a mongrel legal device for Fundamental Baptist inquisition and excommunication. Damn this wickedness.

You who are following our articles and blog posts to learn tactics for Asymmetric Christian Warfare need to find ways to sabotage this membership list and man-made covenant in your local church. If nothing else, refuse to sign on to the list. The pastor will threaten you with not being able to vote in business meetings, not being able to teach Sunday School, and may even tell you to go away. Spread the word in your area if the pastor attacks you. Tell Christians you know that that church membership list is a slave deal by which the pastor takes possession of you away from the Lord Jesus Christ.

This human membership is not found in the New Testament nor in the early Christian Church.

The problem is, if you simply want fellowship with Christians and Bible teaching, and if you decline to sign anything they demand of you, they use you later, after they run you off, as a sermon illustration of "those who are not fully committed." And, they will even do this while you are sitting in front of them in a pew while staring at you.

You Asymmetric Christian Warfare men..... When the pastor does this to you, stand right up and demand that the pastor prove to you that human membership lists are taught in the Bible. He will tell you about the list of widows. Tell him you are not a widow. Rebuke him soundly so the people will see that the pastor is a Nazi Baptist jackboot. Then, walk out before he has a chance to "church" you.

This is persecution just as real as having your head chopped off by rabid Muslims. It simply is not physically fatal. But, it is Satan using alleged Christians to torment one another and you.

Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

The "we" in verse 5 was not divided up into denominations by the Apostles. In fact, Paul attacked those who divided up into clicks as if they had reached some higher level of purity.

1 Corinthians 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

So, understand this..... when you are told by any Christian or preacher that "we are the right ones," be very careful to learn why they say this. They will use all sorts of Bible texts to prove they are right, but the next denomination or church down the street will use all the same verses to prove they are the pure ones. This is wicked and used by Satan to cause you to question whether or not God can be trusted.

We need to mention Christian college rules books and seminar study guides and other books added to the Bible. Any real Bible believer knows that the Mormons and Seventh Day Adventists are heretics for adding to the Bible. Whether it is the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smut Smith, The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White, or Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy Glover Patterson Fry (could not keep a husband), we know at once that these works are damned to hell because they add to the Word of God.

Now, what about that Christian college rule book? You are told at Bob Jones University to keep it handy all the time. The rule book will tell you how to live a victorious life while at BJU, and you are given a little red book (I kid you not) of sayings of Bob Jones Sr. which you are to read daily along with your Bible. This is very close to adding to the Word of God. If you come to trust these books to indeed bring you Christian victory, you are no better than the Mormons or Seventh Day Adventists. You have added authoritative writings to the Bible. They will go to Hell for that..... are you willing to gamble your soul for the BJU little red book?

What about the big red book you got at the Bill Gothard rally, or the Promise Keepers guide to manly living? Do you keep those handy, like on the coffee table, and is the Bible almost out of sight? You have a problem friend. If you put ANYTHING even close to the level of the Word of God as to living the Christian life, you are an heretic. You need to repent, and you need to burn those devilish books made my man instead of Jesus Christ.

In a church I pastored in California we had a young lady in town who went off to Bob Jones University. She returned after her first year preaching the mongrel gospel of women not wearing pants. The first Sunday back on vacation she stood in the foyer of our church after services, waxing eloquent about the doctrine of no pants to the total distraction of our whole assembly. Everyone tried to be kind to her, but people also resented having to leave the Sunday service hearing an alien gospel ringing in their ears. The fact was, our ladies were modest, but they had come to their personal standards by way of the Bible instead of the BJU rule book, and the young lady simply could not be content with that.

The pious edict, in the side box above, is proudly promoted by Bob Jones University as one of Bob Jones Sr.'s noble thoughts on which their students must meditate. The problem is, he could not prove it is true from the Bible. Eve was told by the Serpent,

Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

There is a vast difference between wanting to be independent from God and wanting to BE God. So, Bob Jones Sr. got it wrong, and if you tell the leaders of BJU that today, they will soundly rebuke you. Bob Jones Senior was never wrong. So, who wants to be like God? Hmmmmm

"Yea, hath God said....?" That is the battle front we are discussing, and we better pay close attention to that question, for it comes from Satan, even if you hear it from a Ph.D. from a Christian university.

So, who is YOUR final authority? Even your pastor must not take the place of your own Bible and personal standards worked out between you and God the Holy Spirit. Show him this article, and if he disagrees, I suggest you change churches at once.

 

There are many more examples of warlike attacks from Satan as he uses people inside and outside of the local church to torment Bible believers.

All of Satan's helpers attack for only one reason, though they may not know it. Satan HATES the joy he sees in a Bible believer. Joy is not found in Hell, in Satan, nor in any of his helpers. Joy is not found in a local church of ANY kind where the pastor is a jackboot who bashes the sheep and forces them to knuckle under to him.

I fully believe that all these nagging and nuisance attacks on Americans' liberty are to accomplish one thing-- make Americans miserable and lose hope. You and I as Bible believers must be willing to resist this with the weapon most potent and terrifying to Satan, Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton, AND all the godless world leaders who get in our faces with Christ hatred.

What is that weapon of warfare we have which will defeat Satan's attack?

YOUR FAITH, AND YOUR JOY

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Do you have, "Joy unspeakable and full of glory?" I don't mean, do you understand the theological connotations of joy? So what? I mean, do you have joy no matter what comes down the track toward you?

Verse 8 above is the only way to have continuous joy by first seeing Christ (in the Word of God) and then believing in him.

David said,
Psalms 30:5 .....weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Jesus said to his disciples, that is, those men who were almost all tortured and killed for their faith,

John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

The key to joy REMAINING in you and being FULL is in verse 9 "continue in my love."

So, this is your most powerful weapon my friend, that is, that you BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, CONTINUE in him, and thus show JOY when others show terror, hate, or cowardess.

When the ungodly, whether an Atheist like Richard Dawkins, or a devil possessed Fundamental Baptist preacher, attack your faith and your confidence in your faith in Jesus Christ, there is one thing they cannot stand against.....

YOUR JOY FROM CHRIST, WHICH IS A CHOICE
By Jonathan Gibbs

This gathering of Egyptian Coptic Christians come together regularly outside of Cairo to sing praise to God. Any one of these men could go to work the next day and be fired for being a Christian in a Muslim nation. Any one of these women could be raped the next day in the name of Allah, and the police would look the other way.

Please watch the joy on their faces.


Key phrase in this song: "There is no forgiveness without blood."
By the way, did you see the Egyptian flags being waved? These Christians have not
turned against their own country just because it is dominated by Muslims.
Christianity was in Egypt long before Mohammed, and Christ was hidden
from his enemies in Egypt when he was a baby.
I have watched this video over and over and never tire of it.
It is the JOY on their faces that gives me a lift, knowing they
are singing about Christ.

Nehemiah and the Jews in Jerusalem were rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, and during the whole process, over and over, they were attacked and mocked by the local people. Nehemiah never gave up, nor did the people. They ended by being able to rededicate the walls and gates of Jerusalem to God and celebrate. Why?

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Memorize that verse.

 

Second Battle Front-
"Cast away your confidence" (Prophecy)

The Mocking Voice of Doubt and Unbelief

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Some, like the pathetic Preterites, openly mock at the return of the Lord. Others, like the Reformed Movement, mock at ANY Kingdom. Some even go so far as to claim that we now live in the Kingdom, and Jesus will return to reign once we have subdued the earth enough for him to stand the place. This reminds me of the Iranian Islamic doctrine that we need to bring so much chaos that the Madhi can finally return and rule. The Reformed people mock your faith in Christ's promise to soon take away his Bride, as they busy themselves sipping High Balls and arguing Calvinism.

Then, there are the mega church gurus whom we will discuss next.


Mega Church Pimps for Satan

Mega church gurus and positive confession preachers have no blessed hope, just blessed dope.

They offer the narcotic and the rush of self-exaltation and ego mania. They invite you to name and claim what you already lust for. They never talk about persecution and suffering as God-given. When asked about Bible prophecy, they will tell you this subject is divisive and causes confusion. If that were true, why did God fill the whole Bible with prophecy?

Thus, these false teachers of Satan are preaching a message which totally obliterates the blessed hope of seeing Jesus Christ soon and being with him for eternity. They must squelch this hope in order to keep you lusting for what you want. The notion that we must defer some of the temperal blessings of salvation until we reach the Kingdom of Messiah, and even until later, when we live in Heaven for eternity-- that hope is destroyed. These Satanic bull slingers keep coaxing you to scream, "GIMME MORE STUFF, GOD," and you may very well go to Hell with the preacher by and by.

Satan wants you to give up on the hope you have, and he wants you to give up on God's promises. You are a fool if you are following these ego massaging fools like Joel "Oprah" Osteen, Rick "Wonka" Warren, and Kenneth "Copeless" Copeland.

Now, in Fundamental Baptist and Pentecostal churches we have another plague of doubt. They invite you to cast away your confidence in your salvation. This is usually done during the altar call when the pastor asks you if you are REALLY sure you are born again. The bastard son of Satan is casting doubt in the minds of the saints.

If you are in a service in one of these churches where the pastor talks about losing your salvation, or needing to make sure again that you are saved, stand up, interrupt him, and ask him if Jesus could pray for anything that was not God's will. He will say no, Jesus always knew God's will. Then, read this text to him.....

Jesus is praying for his disciple on the Mount of Olives.....

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Now, ask the pastor if Jesus can be removed from the Godhead.

The pastor will say no.

Then, ask him how it is possible for a born again Christian to lose his salvation. Jesus prayed, in God's will, that we are made one with the Father the same way Jesus is one with the Father.

The preacher will then start chattering about profession versus confession, or he will talk about some people only imagining they got saved by confessing Jesus as Lord. He will try to degrade the simplicity of salvation by demanding proof to him, the Popish Baptist pest. When the buzzard waffles around playing word games, stand up and rebuke him for teaching doctrines of devils, for he is claiming that Jesus' prayer for our security in God can be denied Jesus simply because we sin or have doubts. Hammer him until he runs you off.

Final shot at the jackboot, "Preacher, can a man destroy the confidence of the saints in their salvation and still go to Heaven?"


Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones

Rush Limbaugh is an angry frustrated man, and he has designed himself in this mode because it keeps the listeners coming back. His manner of ranting, while using plenty of reasonable logic, is highly infectious. You can spot a Limbaugh disciple by his tendency to run to ranting and raving against Liberals and Democrats when people are trying to have a small talk conversation.

Alex Jones is in a breathless panic all the time. Every new monster he pulls from his closet is absolutely the worst yet. And, if some terror he dumps on you does not come to pass, he does not go back and cancel that one. He leaves it to hang, hoping it will come back to life for another show. All his ranting is used to get you to sit through the commercials in which he offers you the elixirs of life in a bottle, or he sells you survival underwear.

You are a SUCKER if you go for these men and others like them.

But, what is Satan doing as he uses these men against your peace of mind?

Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Michael Savage, Coast to Coast, and a thousand prophets of doom on YouTube, are preaching a message of despair, but worse, they are cleverly implying that:

A. There is no joy anymore-- All is despair, and the end is upon us with no hope.

B. God and the Bible prophecies to Bible believers lied. There is no Rapture, and there is no one in control. We are all doomed to be washed away in a 300 foot Tsunami.

C. They imply, and some boldly state, that you cannot survive the coming holocaust without hanging on every word they offer you defining your destiny.

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

You have hope, you have a "coming day," you have salvation, and you have the knowledge of your Lord and Savior. So, why do you allow these hucksters of doom to rob you of your joy? They will soon all be burning in Hell, and you will be with Jesus Christ, either in his Kingdom, or in Heaven for eternity.

Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

 

Third Battle Front-
"Keep your moderation to yourself"

The world, the flesh, the Devil, some milque toast Christian, and the preacher may all be telling you this, and it is in 100% violation off the Word of God.

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

So, why are we told by the wise ones in our midst not to speak controversy in public?

All religion is controversy.

Witness the zeal of Muslims and Roman Catholics!

A religion that eliminates controversy is a totally banal pile of rubbish. Consider the Episcopal Church. They are dull as old porridge, and their religion is fit only for the hogs, and thin sick hogs they will be who eat it.


Politically Correct

This is a totally meaningless moniker. What is politics? It is the art of governing and managing the people of a nation. There is no correct politics, it is all nonsense and muddled up from the get go.

So, there is, to the Bible believer, only that which pleases God, and that which does not please God. What the next guy thinks about your speech is 100% beside the point if you have the mind of Christ and speak with his grace and doctrine.

Furthermore, the speech of Christ is often offensive to sinners and government nags and nannies, and that is just tough. They need to deal with it and run along.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Proverbs 17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

What is at stake here is this..... Those nags and nannies on high who manage the masses and asses do not want you to speak the truth. When you speak the truth, especially in the interest of the Gospel or Jesus Christ, they encourage you to be silent lest you say something politically incorrect. That is Oxymoronic. How can speaking the truth be "incorrect"?

So, keep right on speaking, and just laugh in the face of the Big Nanny. Satan wants you paranoid and timid. He loves to see a Bible believer sniveling in the corner terrified of his own thoughts lest they come forth and glorify God. Take the battle right back to Satan and stand him down.

You Asymmetric Christian Warfare men, when you hear someone say something about how we need to be politically correct, especially after some man or woman standing nearby makes a blunt statement on some topic, turn the the person who made the remark, and encourage them in a voice loud enough for people standing around to hear. Tell them to speak their mind, and ignore the self-appointed nags and nannies who have handed their brains to the Liberal Democrats. Turn, and grin at the nag.


Nanny State

You are a hazard to yourself. The state must help you keep from stepping on your tongue and poking your finger into a light socket. There are labels on everything telling you what not to do with everything from a step ladder to Oreo cookies. I am not kidding..... Oreo Cream Cookies Can be Harmful as Cocaine, Say Scientists

When a national government becomes grossly top heavy, they start needing things to justify their existence. They do not want to actually work at government-- that is too much distraction from hustling the ladies from the escort service.

So, they start making regulations. They also start regulating commercial enterprise with rules, many of which are absolutely pointless and only raise the price of goods. This is the government which regulates mercury in fluorescent light bulbs but encourages mercury in vaccinations and tooth fillings. The regulations have nothing to do with keeping the peasants happy and healthy. They are the work of politicians who need something to brag about during the reelection campaigns.

What is the solution to the PC mob and the Nanny State?

Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

I love that text. It is like God had Isaiah write that just for us today. So, what do we learn here?

A. Open the gates for the righteous nation. This implies that you should not open the gates of your soul to the unrighteous nanny nation. So, stop worrying about where to take you burned out fluorescent light bulbs.

B. Keep you mind on Jesus. That will result in your being able to figure out that standing on the top step of the ladder is not a good idea without even reading the warning label. And, the mind stayed on God will be alert and able to avoid politically incorrect speech, that is, unless the other person NEEDS a dose of incorrect speech from you.

Again, Christian warriors need to speak boldly in the market place against politically correct nonsense. Rejoice in the bold people around you and encourage them. If they are using filthy language, you should draw the line there of course.


"You Are Not Qualified"

This old saw is used by all sorts of people. If the cop stops you and says you were way over the speed limit, and if you know you were going right along with the flow of traffic, you tend to question if he was tracking you or some other car with his radar. If you ask ANY question, the cop nearly always says, "Are you calling me a liar?" Of course you were not calling him a liar. You only wanted to make a suggestion. This is the mind set of most law enforcement officials. All suspects they pull over are liars, crooked, and want to attack cops. This is very frustrating for a Bible believer, but you need to learn to deal with it because the USA, like most other world nations, is developing a militarist police who believe they are gods.

But, the worst place to be questioned about your qualifications is in the Lord's Church. If you speak politely, and alone, to your pastor, asking him a question about something he said during a sermon, the chances are that he will at once become superior in his manner, make mention of his sterling knowledge of the Greek and Hebrew, and then go on to imply that you need to just learn to submit. This is the same thing the cop does in a traffic stop.

When this is done by a pastor, or by a Ph.D., slap the bum down at once. Rebuke him soundly for NOT welcoming a "noble Berean" question. Also, ask him if he would prefer you do as some creeps and run around among the members and use a possible preaching error as an excuse to sow discord among the brethren.

Acts 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

When Paul learned that the Bereans were checking up on him, using their Torah, he was delighted and commended them. And, I notice there is no First and Second Bereans in which Paul had to correct errors like those found in the churches at Thessalonika and Corinth. Hmmmm

YOU are fully qualified to check up on any preacher, on me especially, and on any Christian making any claims as to the interpretation of the Word of God. Anyone who tries to belittle your qualifications should be hammered soundly for their ungodly lack of respect for the ultimate teacher, the Holy Spirit, who is given to you in exactly the same measure as to any other believer. The only caveat in this is your motive. If you are using a pastor's error to make a jack ass of him, even in his own eyes, you are a devil parading as a sincere seeker, and anything that pastor ships back to you is less than you deserve.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

 

Fourth Battle Front-
"A merry heart is Politically INCORRECT"

"You are a potential terrorist."

"Strong opinion is treason."

"Muslims and Baptists are cruel and fanatical."

"You always laugh at the wrong time."

"Religion is terrorism."

It is true.

You who believe the Bible is the only source of truth are a terror to Satan and his friends.

You who have strong opinions are not patriots, you are ambassadors from another "holy nation" to this world, and the world hates your King, your Savior, so they will accuse you of treason.

Religion is a terror to Satan, that is, the religion of Jesus Christ and the Bible.

And, when you laugh in derision at the folly of world leaders, as they try to rule God out of public life, you will be accused of laughing at them instead of taking these tin horned high muckity mucks seriously.

Keep laughing, friend.

Both Christians and Muslims are sold out to their god, Muslims to Allah, and you to Jesus Christ. This indeed silences the masses because they have no god but themselves. When any people have a god to whom they give total allegiance and faith, the non-believing, in anything, have nothing to talk about in the presence of god worshippers.

Satan wants you to believe that you are cruel and torturing these poor agnostics, Atheists, and God haters. Satan wants you to believe that silence from people, when you talk about Jesus, is caused by YOU. That is a lie. The silence of the ungodly is caused by their own consciences. They know there is a God, and they have none.

Now, what about the merry heart?

When you show the joy of the Lord in public, most people will stop talking and stare. This is said to be because they are offended by your religious talk. You are not being religious, you are being joyful, and you have NO option to be anything else before God.

Isaiah 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Psalms 40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

And, the ones who are offended do not matter in the least. Keep praising God, and keep your merry heart open to the righteous.

Asymmetric Christian Warriors, be boisterous and rejoicing about good days, happy people around you, little kids who are having fun, the old man who makes a harsh comment about faggots or Democrats..... just find anything wholesome to rejoice about, and encourage anyone else who is rejoicing also. Hammer down the gainsayers bluntly for trying to squelch the joy of other people.

This video is for you morbid souls who think Christians cannot do anyone any good by having a merry heart. Imagine..... how many of the people in the group were thinking miserable and morbid thoughts. Imagine what a recess from sorrow that one man gave them.


If you too have a friendly face like the man in the video laughing,
how dare you refuse to laugh in public?

 

 

Fifth Battle Front-
"And being discontented with such things as ye have, get more stuff"

Work more hours.
Send your wife and kids out to work.
Go into debt for everything you can.
Going bankrupt is not a sin.
Never say, "Enough," and never be content.

Everyone wants you to work more hours.

The Government wants you to make more money so you have to pay more taxes.

Your pastor rejoices when you work longer hours so that your wife can give more in the offering while you work Sundays.

And, your wife wants a new car, a red BMW, so she threatens to go get a job if you don't work more hours.

And, commercial America wants you to work more hours so you can buy more Chinese trash from Wal Mart and Target. The supreme irony is, most of that junk you buy, you would find later for ten cents on the dollar at the Goodwill Thrift Store, or at a yard sale, if you could just wait a year for it.

Contentment is no longer important to many Christians. They chatter about looking for the return of Jesus Christ for his Church, but their lust for more stuff betrays their sour soul. One lady said, "I hope the Lord waits to come back until I finish redecorating my living room." Will the Rapture actually be a great disappointment to you because of your plans and greed for stuff and "the good life?"

1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

There it is, in verse 6, the doctrine of "gain is godliness" which is preached by all the Charismatic preachers from Los Angeles to Nairobi. This is upside down from "godliness is gain." But, there are also a lot of you Baptists out there who are under water in debt, and it is because you cannot be content.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

The word "conversation" here is old English for "way of life." When you have so much stuff, and when you have come to believe that self-gratification is a gift of the Holy Spirit, you are a spiritual loser. And, if you are like this, and you are a preacher..... you need to be horse whipped. The sheep will follow you straight into bankruptcy.

I will now smash up all your notions about being happy.

You are as happy as you want to be.

If you think that getting stuff will make you happy, I can tell you that you are NOT happy, and you never will be. You have substituted something tangible, like a boat or a BMW, for the happiness that GOD CREATED YOU TO EXPERIENCE.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Key word is in verse 11..... "LEARNED".

You need to set out, with Christ and with believers like Paul, to use your mind to create a world of contentment around you. You can make friends of people who chatter and drive their imaginations about toys and trinkets, especially the adult kind, or you can make friends of people who use their minds to talk about the good days of long ago, and about the simple joys of life.

HERE IS A MAN OF THE WORLD TELLING US HOW GOD CREATED US UNIQUE,
AND..... FOR WHAT REASON
He is an evolutionist, but his science of the mind is spot on. Just think about your use of your special God-given mind as he is talking.

Did you get it? Happiness is a thing to be experienced, NOT a thing to be found. Your pursuit of happiness will have no final destination. This is why billionaires crave the next billion.

I have this longing to take my wife and go up the Yellow River of China on a tour boat. We saw videos of friends who did this, and it looked like a fantastic way to see something new. But, can I go up the Yellow River in my mind, with the help of YouTube, and still be happy with the Hill Country of Texas?

Do you recall the experiment of the two photos, one group can swap out for the other, while the other group cannot swap out after they choose one? I will now show you how your loving heavenly Father already planned this into your peace of mind. You think that the doctrine of the security of the believer is so that you will never go to hell in spite of the fact that you will sin again after you are born again, right? That is true, but there is another priceless side to the security of the believer doctrine. God knows that by taking away from you the choice of losing your salvation, you will become content and a lot happier, BEFORE YOUR LIFE ENDS. This is why Arminians are so prone to depression and misery spells. They never know for sure if they made the right choice, and they cannot trust God to keep them saved.

You see, the world of business and advertising knows very well that you are easily tempted to imagine that happiness is found in possession of things, and in experiences outside of you. This is why jackboot preachers have all sorts of extravaganzas in the church house. They are tempting you to believe that you cannot be happy in a little country church because they do not have the Slivovitz Singers in every year to do a concert. The little country church is content to make their own music, and that could not possibly make you happy.

Satan and the lost world are driving you with propaganda, and even preachers and alleged Christian teachers are pushing you to keep up with the idiots who have two mortgages and two car payments.

This is war, and you will only win when your pre-frontal lobes are throbbing with imagination and zeal to follow after CONTENTMENT. Contentment is learned, as we saw above. You will have to stop letting your mind wander into visions of more stuff. Put up Bible verses around the house or office which call you back to contentment. Make a time for you personally, and your whole family, to talk about the good things in life which YOU ALREADY HAVE. Teach this to your children so that they do not follow in the path of covetousness like you did.

As to warfare, interrupt unworthy conversation based in greed and lust for stuff, and do this at home, at school, at church, and in the market place.

Psalms 16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

STUFF AND HAPPINESS

ALABAMA SINGS ABOUT OTHER DAYS WHEN THERE REALLY WAS TOO LITTLE BREAD ON THE TABLE.
And, do you know any stories about those folks who had nothing but didn't quit, and many didn't complain?
My Granddad lost his herd of sheep in Colorado to drought, packed up the Ford, and moved to California.
They survived, and they had very little, but my Grandmother's diary is absolutely full of nothing but thanks to God for what they did have.

 

Sixth Battle Front-
"He did not really forgive your sin"


Let us put to rest the notion that your sins must haunt you.

We all have this problem. We confess our sins to our Mediator, Jesus Christ, and he promised to forgive our sins.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Most people will quickly admit they are sinners. But, once we are born again, we must begin the lifelong discipline of quickly admitting to every sin we commit, taking it to Jesus at once in confession of sin, and then claiming the forgiveness he promised. Only in this way can we move on and get victory over sin.

There are two extremes to which heretics go as to your sin.

1. ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH--
This Whore of Rome claims that your sin is never finally forgiven. You must certainly go to 1 John 1:9 and confess you sin to Jesus, although they interrupt the thing by jamming Mary in between you and Jesus. As if that blasphemy is not enough, the Pope then goes on to tell you that to be really sure you are totally forgiven, you need to do penance. THERE IS NO PENANCE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, ONLY FORGIVENESS. So, to hell with the Whore of Rome.

2. CHARISMATICS AND PENTECOSTALS--
These various churches in this movement claim that you can arrive at the point where you never again sin. That is a LIE of Satan. Why does Satan love this lie? It results in the fools who believe in never again confessing their sins against Christ and man, and they go into a treacherous state of self-delusion. This leads eventually to pride as they start telling people that they have reached a state of "sinless perfection" or "entire sanctification." Whatever the idiots call it, they are NOT sinless. I have had to deal with several people, in churches I have pastored, who believed they could never sin again. They were the most obnoxious beasts, full of pride, and they frequently offended other believers. When they were an offense and got caught, the answer was, "It was an error of the head, not the heart." Sin with the head, sin with the heart, and sin with the big toe are are all sin, and sin cannot be compartmentalized by stealth theology.

What is the result of this doctrinal lie in the life of Charismatic Christians?

Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Charismatic Christians, who buy into the "sinless perfection" lie, NEVER again are heard by Jesus Christ until they renounce their stupid lie. This may explain all the bizarre and irrational teachings they come up with. They get no help from the Holy Spirit.

That was waist high, straight across the plate, friend. If you are a cricket player in the UK, it was straight down the middle, bounced once, and hit the wicket spot on, the bails flying in all directions.

The reason sin is so rampant, and often justified, in Charismatic circles is because these poor demented babies believe they have reached the point where they no longer offend. This is why Paul Crouch could have a homosexual relationship with another man and pass it off as unimportant. Crouch is sinless. If you believe that I have a real nice old bridge in Brooklyn, New York I would like to sell you.

We all offend.

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Even when you pass on some information which you were told, and it later turns out to be untrue, YOU are in the offense. You are never innocent because you THINK you are innocent.

So, how shall we then live?

We shall pray with David.....

Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

And, when God the Holy Spirit says,

"Right, thanks for asking. Here is what I found. You lied at the office about your new marketing plan. You took that second look at the lady's cleavage. You silently took pride in your Sunday offering because it was bigger than Brother Smith's. Now, go confess this to Jesus Christ and get the victory. I have great things to accomplish in you, but you need to get cleaned up first."

And, as to the "unforgivable sin," that was blasphemy of the Holy Spirit during the lifetime ministry of Jesus Christ. There is no unforgivable sin today. Stop using that as an excuse for being long faced and miserable about yourself.

 

Seventh Battle Front-
"God really does not love you that much."


Is it possible for God not to love someone who has confessed faith in Jesus Christ?

This problem often comes when we are having a crisis in life. We wonder where God is, and Satan tells us that God never did love us that much in the first place. We are on our own.

People who fall into this mindset become Deists. They believer that God wound up the universe long ago, but he then went on vacation and told us, "See what you can do with what I gave you." God, according to the Deists, left us to manage our world, and our personal lives, without his interference. So, when things go wrong, it is our fault, and we must find a solution without God's help.

God did not go away. Indeed, the whole key to our existence is that he is with us, and he is very personal about it.

John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Abiding means that we keep believing he loves us, even when things go very wrong.

Jesus is praying in the following verses:

John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Note in verse 23 that Jesus says God has loved those who believe in him, and Jesus says God loves you the same way he loves His Son. Read that verse again please.

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

You are supposed to have confidence, but that comes with abiding. The closer you are to Jesus, the less you fall into doubt that God still loves you.

Psalms 145:18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

I have this mental picture of God standing there beside you, and he is waiting to let you know it. All you need to do is call on the Lord, with the measure of faith he as given you, and he will make himself known in some way or other. He has his creation to show you, and he has all these great Christians to send your way to cheer you up, rebuke you in love, or to just be there when you need God's encouragement. The Bible says that no man has seen God at any time. God will not appear in a physical way, but he has many other ways to appear to you. If nothing else, he will appear in your mind during the most horrible circumstances.

Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Trust him.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 

Eighth Battle Front-
"You do not have enough faith to do great things."

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Verse 3 tells you that God has given you exactly the measure of faith you need to live a victorious Christian life, AND do the work he has given you. Stop comparing yourself to your fellow Christian and his measure of faith.

Mother Sewalka, a retired missionary living out her old age in Tanzania long ago, was doing some proof reading of Sunday School material. She was physically limited, but her mind was still very sharp, and she could proof read fluently. She was an expert in the Sukuma language, and the teaching material she was reading was desperately needed. She had done her laundry, hung it outside to dry, and was busy proof reading. A thunder storm came up, and Mother Sewalka at first panicked. She then told God, "This teaching material is on a deadline, Lord, and I cannot stop and take in the laundry. Please do something about it." The thunder storm passed, and I, a teen ager, was walking past her house. Mother Sewalka ran out the door, and said, "I need to give God the glory for what he did, and you must be the one to hear me." She then told me what had happened, and she pointed to the ground under her clothes line. It was bone dry, the clothes were dry, and all around it the ground was soaked.

I did not have the measure of faith of Mother Sewalka. But, I did not think of that. All I could do was stand and gape in awe, with my jaw hanging down, and marvel at what God would do for his people.

And, if you are born again by faith in Jesus Christ, God has something for you to do in his work, and he will give you all the faith it takes to do the job. Please get on with it, and stop comparing yourself to the other guy.

 

 

CONCLUSION

As you can see from my topics above, the most pernicious battle is that of Satan and our old nature against us. I believe that has always been the most deadly battle front. We see a lot of people marching against abortion and taking an open stand against gay marriage, but many of these same people are living like moral pigs in their personal life. What a sorry picture, and the wicked mock when they see it.

Having dealt with the battle fronts in the Christian life, we now move on to look at the answer to the dilemma raised by Bill O'Riley of FOX News in the introduction video.

Asymmetric Christian Warriors..... this one is for YOU. Get your life in order, and stop pursuing empty pleasures and toys in order to gain joy in your life. This will destroy your usefulness to Christ, and you will cease to be a warrior for Christ.

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

 

 

 

IS THERE A TIME TO DEFEND THE FAITH
IN THE MARKET PLACE?

The alternative is to watch as your wife is raped and your children tortured and killed:

 

Wimpy leaders, who are allegedly Christians but will not speak of their faith openly, need to be rebuked strongly by Bible believers. Here is Vladimir Putin shamelessly speaking of his faith and participating. While we have problems with the Russian Orthodox Church doctrines, it is still refreshing to see a man, who claims to be a Christian, act like it:

Again, pastors must confront hog slop Christianity in high places and hold these hypocrites in derision. There is also a time for mass gatherings of Christians to exalt Christ in public. The media will scream and wail, but such gatherings would divide the wicked from the righteous.

News story telling the context of the mass rally of Russian Christians
Some duplication but worth a watch.
Please notice the manly aura around this event. We need men in the American Christian church to stand forth and lead openly.

Perhaps we Christians in the USA need to change our daily greeting to "He is risen" or "Christ is risen." Those who care do not matter, and those who matter will not care. They will be encouraged.

 

Ravi Zacharias answers the question, "How can I defend the Bible?"
So, avoid intellectual answers, AND do not waste your time with a skeptic who has no intention of taking you seriously. But, when a sincere question is asked, find out where they are in relation to Christ, spiritual issues, and moral issues, and start from there, showing them Christ.

 

SUE

And, if the American judicial system rules against freedom of religion, boycott and do as much lawful harm as possible to the agents or institutions on the attack.

 

 

HOW SHALL WE THEN MAKE WAR?

We are not interested in violence or rendering evil for evil. What we ARE interested in is the example of Jesus who went around Galilee and came back with force of word and power against the Pharisees and Saducees who attacked him regularly. Jesus eventually died for doing his work for his Father in heaven. We may suffer for defending our faith, but we must carry to battle to the enemy and take the high ground.

Remember, Jesus died lifted up on a cross, on a hill top, with all his enemies beneath him looking up at him. That is how YOU must go out..... on the high ground spiritually.

Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen
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There is NO teaching in the Bible to the effect that we are to withhold the battle from anyone who exalts heresy in service to Satan. We are to pull down all such strongholds without mercy. When the culture, and the fools who drive the culture, are pushing their filthy rubbish on people around you, you are to attack the wicked without soon and severely.

"Making a difference" above simply means that we are to distinguish the victims of the Satan from Satan's dedicated servants. Never attack the weak minded followers or error. Admonish and encourage them to seek the truth in Christ Jesus.

And, when some alleged Christian guru calls for patience and deference toward the wicked, blast him right along with the Satanic servants. Nice preachers who refuse to make war on the wicked need to be blasted and exposed to that preacher's followers as a hireling.

ARE YOU CONTENDING, OR ARE YOU JUST ATTENDING?

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