- TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WAR ROOM -
STUDY - MORAL
ISSUES - KING
JAMES BIBLE - CULTS
OF THE CULTURE AND
Consume more stuff, and use more people. Teach your kids to do the same. Promote your brand by hammering society with loads of propaganda. Tell people they deserve more stuff. Use naked ladies to sell more to men. Use feminist's rights lies to sell more to women. Tell people God is cool, but he usually spoils our fun.
This is the age of the big lie and self-indulgence. I intend to help you learn if you have these cultural poisons in your life and in your local church.
We begin with a video series done in Australia on the ruin and collapse of Western culture. The USA is identified as the primal source of this social destruction, and I think I agree with them on this, though it could be said that the Neorenaissance of the West started in Europe after WW II. From fast food, to the media, to sex, to corruption of democracy, to the economic model of life, the Western world is in total dead fall into moral and social destruction and decadence. This disease is now being exported to Asia and Africa, and it coincides with a rapidly growing middle class in Africa. These young upwardly mobile Africans and Asians are adopting all the wretched worst aspects of Western culture as their new normal.
All true Bible believers, though they may not be as articulate in analyzing and defining this process as the producers of these videos are, still feel very uncomfortable about the world's present social evolution. And, well they might. The whole world order is now on a raging war footing with the Bible and the Church as presented to us by Christ and the Apostles. Indeed many churches are at war with other churches to win the culture war without the Savior. These churches resist evil by making loads of laws against cultural intrusions, and they lose the battle because they fail to teach the saints to do their own fighting.
So, it is not enough to define the moment and cleanse ones soul of the rubbish of modern society. This becomes the new, and probably the last, great missionfield. The Church is now becoming just as wretched as modern society as they produce monster temples full of all the toys, strobe lights, and sounds of the new social order. Monster sound systems, sexy worship leaders, pastors who are stars on the order of Oprah Winfry, rap and rock that sound like the worst groin grinding slop of Hollywood or Nashville. A message targeted at the lust for an emotional rush and self-approval..... all are designed to satisfy the modern man and woman who lust for stuff and are never satisfied. Indeed, as one enters and leaves these temples to Bacchus, there is a Starbucks in the foyer, bringing the very symbol of modern consumerism into the alleged Church of Christ.
So, please watch all the videos. If you skip them, the study at the end will not have the same contrast and impact on your soul and mind that I believe God wants for you. Survival today is all about stuffing your garage with prepared goodies for "the end of the world as we know it." Survival for the Bible believer must be centered in Jesus Christ and biblical truth.
ONE- MONEY AND CONSUMPTION
Money, and the pressure to justify oneself and get more..... the Western White Race
world is on a mindless binge to get more. This introspection in Australia has a tag on
the back of the carton which says, "Made in USA."
Pastor, do you really teach that a Bible believer is supposed to be a content person?
Are YOU content, or are you obsessed with building up an offering that buys new toys
for the church program? And, do you tell your people that you deserve a better level of
living than what God has given you? Many preachers may not say this out loud, but they
really do believe it.
Do you even use the word "enough" in your prayer times as you give thanks?
1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish
and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Are your kids happy with what they have, or are they nagging all the time for more?
Lady, how often do you covet someone else's living room?
Do you understand that this is really dissatisfaction with your husband's work choice?
Do you hear anxiety and grousing from the people in your church about jobs that
do not pay enough?
Have you ever done any research online to compare life in America with life in
the other nations of the world?
Are you teaching tithing as a legal obligation to God? Do you threaten your people
that if they do not tithe, God will destroy them?
Where is that in the Bible? MORE ON TITHING HERE
If you as a pastor drift regularly into discussions of bargains, great restaurants, the
best automobile for the money, and bargains you found, your church people will
see you as an example of greed and a model for their own lusts.
When is the last time you shopped at Goodwill or the Salvation Army Store?
PART TWO- SEX
This part is about the obsession of sex and how it has been perverted by
modern society and commercialization.
CAUTION: This section is explicit because it was produced in Australia
where movie standards are lower than in the USA.
Key Statement: "We never let young people learn to drive by having accidents,
but we are quite willing to let them learn about sex by having accidents."
Pastor: How do the youth in YOUR church learn about sex?
Do you even care?
Has the Church bought into this modern sexual perversions? YES
Mike Pearl, in his book "Holy Sex" indicates that sex is an act of worship
of God. He even goes so far as to claim that oral sex is part of this worship.
While God nowhere forbid oral sex, he never taught us that having sex
is an act of worship. Pearl then goes on to teach that a woman learns
to worship her husband during sex, and in this way is worshiping God.
This is the Masonic teaching of Grand Pontiff Albert Pike in Morals and Dogma.
HERE IS A STUDY ON MIKE PEARLS' SEX PERVERSION
So, perverted sex is now a part of modern heretical Christianity.
It is becoming very trendy in modern churches for pastors to give
explicit sermons which border on foreplay.
Mark it down..... the day is coming when churches will advertise
that their worship service will give men an erection.
This is all because Christianity has become paganized.
Sex has lost its purity, and its sanctity, and it has become a topic
of open discussion, like how to make a good quiche or curry.
An industrial revolution happens when something is produced
which come from nowhere, ex nihilo. So, the industrial revolution
of the computer has brought us the Internet, and the Internet
is 70% porn. What next? Will virtual reality and artificial intelligence
result in perpetual erections and 20 orgasms a day?
That was meant to be a serious question about serious possibilities.
If you are a marketer, how would you sell a motorcycle?
Why do sexy young women sell motorcycles?
THREE- FAILURE OF DEMOCRACY
It is hard to kick against the pricks. It is time for American Christians to agree with God.....
Democracy is the most mongrel and degraded form of human government.
In Daniel Chapter 2, God gives Daniel a vision of an image. It's head was golden,
And the metals of the body degenerated to silver, bronze, and finally iron.
The iron was the introduction of Democracy, and the final era portrayed was
made of iron and clay, that is, the toes. We live in the last Democratic Age.
It is the most objectionable to God, for, if God loved Democracy, as some of you pastors preach,
the image would have had an iron head and golden toes.
America is a mongrel system of government and life according to God.
If you ever learn to agree with God on this, you will know how to understand
world events and all the fake news you hear. No nation or era has yet been
rescued by Democracy. It always ends in decadence and defeat.
Thus, Americans, due to lack of education and truth in the media,
are a simple minded people. When you pastors then promote patriotism,
flag waving, and leader worship in the church house, you have
simple minded Christians who are stuck on stupid. The opinions that
drive conversation in church gatherings are based on lies told by
the media and the government.
Is your church directed by democracy instead of the Holy Spirit?
There was NO democracy in the church of the New Testament era.
The average church in America makes no effort to educate children to deal with the
society they have to deal with Monday through Saturday. Pastors do no see themselves
as educators. Oh yes, there is Sunday School, and possibly a youth club on Wednesday
evening. But, the whole mind, body, and soul of the kids is not even discussed.
Missionaries went all over the world from 1740 through 1950, and what was their
message? Answer: The Gospel for sure. But, missionaries also taught the people
to read, how to farm better, health principles that reduced infant mortality, and they
taught the "heathen Chinee" to live with his neighbor at peace. Often the missionary
was the doctor, judge, and king as well as the preacher. So, Pastor, you are watching
this documentary on the collapse of society, and you see that the very foundation
of society has been destroyed in the destruction of education.
So, Preacher, sir, what are YOU doing about it?
Do YOU have any plan and action to teach children what they are not learning
in the public schools. If that is so much trouble for you, don't whine when you
find that you have totally lost the youth in your church.
So, you are already too busy, right? Well, how about turning over some of
your mighty power to aged men who can manage the church while
you become a missionary to the children and youth? I know, you believe in
"Pastoral rule," and you refuse to give up one iota of your power. Your deacons
and elders are nothing but porch monkeys. And, you Baptists do not even allow
the church to appoint elders. So, the children will morally and mentally rot.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me:
for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
So, Pastor, "We are a family church," right? Well, if you really believe a church should
build Bible based families, why do you take the family apart as they walk in the door?
All week long they have been taken apart, and then, on Sunday, YOU do it to them again.
Do Paul or Peter or John tell you in the New Testament to take the family apart?
What it boils down to, preacher, is that YOU do not want children mucking up your
alleged worship service. YOU are the one who is upset when a baby cries during
YOUR sermon. Did Jesus tell his followers to check their babies into some day care
center, or the church nursery, before they came to listen to him? Who provided the
lunch at the feeding of the five thousand, a catering company?
And, do you preach and teach about women keeping the home and providing for
their family's personal needs like the Proverbs 31 lady did?
Do you allow that a mother, like the Proverbs lady, can earn income and work
at home, or do you preach that she should be kept barefoot and pregnant so that
her husband can have his quiver full of fifteen kids?
Finally, do you accept divorced people into the church program with no questions
asked? Do you marry, or allow, that divorced people can remarry and simply do
a cheap mia culpa later during prayer meeting one evening?
Do you REALLY believe this verse?
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
So, why have you tinkered with the teaching on marriage, divorce, and adultery in
order to keep the peace and build attendance?
Does your church love and welcome single repentant mothers just as eagerly as whole
families? If not, why are they not worthy of salvation and fellowship?
Do you look the other way when a wife takes a job outside the home because you
know the offering will go up?
Do your church members get together for fellowship between Sundays?
If not, what have you, Pastor, done about it? Is your home open to the
church family, or are you hiding from them?
Pastor, when you teach, "Think on these things," are you talking about ethics, standards, and
social choices, or are you talking about the things of Christ? Such as.....
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
What is lovely about your preaching, sir? Do you wail and hyperventilate a lot because
you are not inspired by God himself, and your sermons are like stuck records?
Do you have a fresh load every Sunday, or are you using the same old clichés and one liners
over and over to keep the action moving and the Amen corner shouting?
TECHNOLOGY IS THE NEW GOD
THE BOT GOD
Minimum, watch "Technology is the New God"..... PART ONE and PART TWO
Article about the inventor of The Bot God
Elon Musk believes AI worse threat then North Korea.
Musk obviously fears AI could move beyond human understanding to redesign itself
as a god and take control of humanity. The curious thing about Musk's fear is that
one Mind controlling humanity is what the Bible believer looks for in Messiah Jesus Christ.
So, if Satan could install his mind into AI, humanity would become his slaves.
This would fulfill Lucifer's lust, "I shall be like the Most High."
HERE IS AN ARTICLE AND VIDEO FEATURING ELON MUSK ON AI
A MORE COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH MUSK ON THE THREAT OF AI
A Q&A DISCUSSION AT 60 MINUTES ON AI IS USEFUL
Atheist Sam Harris finally has found god. WATCH THIS TO THE END PLEASE
Question: Pastor, can you imagine an AI robot could one day be a better god than Jehovah?
If not, consider a world where everyone believes in an AI God.
Could that be the Antichrist of the Great Tribulation?
I am reminded of CS Lewis' book, "That Hideous Strength"
Pastor..... are you talking to your people, especially young adults, about the ongoing
mental addiction to cell phones and I-pads and social media?
Could the "mark of the beast" be a chip implant connected to an AI central command
that functions as an allegedly unbiased deity?
These be your gods, Church. These be your smart phone today, and your brain tomorrow.
I trust you did not come to this journal to think about cake recipes.
The first invasion of the culture into the local church was in Ephesus You can see all the hallmarks of acculturation in the warning by Christ in Revelation Chapter Three.
Revelation 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
What a great start. They worked at being a biblically sound church. They separated from those who did evil, and they identified the Nicolaitans, those who lorded it over the saints. They were patient and never fainted. What a great church, just like yours, right preacher?
The city of Ephesus had a very cosmopolitan religion, the worship of the goddess Diana, later known as Artimis. The city was extremely prosperous, being at the head of the caravan routes both south to Petra and east to Damascus and the Euphrates. The port and harbor were the busiest at the east end of the Mediterranean. The wealth of the nations poured into Ephesus and out the other end, making many men rich.
But, the religion of Ephesus was vile. In the temple of Diana, scores of eunuchs, and prostitutes, and musicians, and dancers, and musical instruments were being played, along with singers, and it was a great theater of paganism. And the worship was a kind of hysteria; the people worked themselves into frenzies, and they actually sexually mutilated themselves. And Hereclitus said that the morality of animals exceeded that of the people in the city of Ephesus. The point was to have sex with one of the prostitutes in the temple as a form of worship of Diana. Diana was initially the goddess of the moon, nature, and hunting, but in her later era, which coincided with the Church Age, she became the goddess of fertility and child bearing. Thus, her followers worshiped her by having sex in her temple. The scene was said to be totally debauching and filthy.
Ephesus was filled with sophisticated wealthy people. Many of them became disgusted with the filthy perverted nature of Diana worship. After many years, the word got around that there was a new religion in town which was based on clean living, and taking children to their gatherings would not pervert the kids. Thus, the wealthy began to attend the church services of the Ephesian church. They did not confess faith in Christ because that might spoil their standing in the community, but they much preferred the worship of the Christians. The Ephesian church welcomed these wealthy attendees and made no effort to confront them with the Gospel. This all happened about 200 years after the letter of Christ to the Ephesian Christians in The Revelation. The Ephesians did not repent of their lukewarmness as Christ commanded them to do, and they were later known as one of the founders of the Roman Catholic Church.
This process of welcoming the unsaved into regular services and fellowship resulted in these ungodly citizens bringing their cultural notions into the church. Shortly after the Ephesian church imported the culture of Ephesus into their church, the port at Ephesus silted in hopelessly, the commerce died. Ehpesus was replaced by the city of Ismir as the head of Middle Eastern trade. The ruins of the Ephesian church have been found, and it appears to have been magnificent, built with hewn stone with an outdoor baptristy for immersion. It was a classic Baptist church. And, it died from the infection of the culture around it.
The Ephesian church is said, by Christ, to have lost its first love. The first love of the believer is for Christ himself, and the love of the saints of the church comes next. They had lost this first love. But, the Ephesian church had great doctrine. They had everything in the way of Christian doctrine that the Apostle Paul could muster. Here is what he told the Ephesian elders when he left that church after planting it and spending three years with them:
Acts 20:25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
And again: Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
This church had a great doctrinal statement, and they may have spent many hours, like modern Calvinists, arguing doctrine and keeping all the fine points neat and tidy. But, they lost their love for Christ and his people.
After 2000 years of the various church eras, as given in Revelation Chapters two and three, we finally see the fallen church at its end stage just before the Rapture of the true Bride into the Glory by Christ:
Each church addressed in Revelation Chapter two and three represents an era in church history, and Laodicea is the last church era before the Rapture of the Church and the beginning of the Great Tribulation. After 2000 years of Church history, we are there now.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Please notice that Christ comes right to the point..... they are neither hot nor cold. The doctrinal statement is still on file somewhere. They have a good program, plenty of cash in the treasury, and they have something for everyone. How can I say this so off hand? Answer: The early Church fathers wrote about the decline and decline of both the Ephesian church and the death of the Laodicean church.
God puked. HERE IS A POEM TALKING TO THIS ISSUE
God says, "You are naked, buy some clothes from me. You are spiritually bankrupt, buy gold from me." These church members were among the richest in the Middle East living in the richest city in the Middle East. But, they are busted as to the real wealth.
And, that is your destiny, pastor, if you have nothing but an iron clad doctrinal statement, your King James Bible, and a set of old timey Baptist Standards. They will not prevent you from going from Ephesus to Laodicea. If you have imported the culture, with its trendy powerful people, and your love has gone cold, Jesus Christ will puke you out and go out side and stand knocking to get back in. Mark it down..... nearly every church that is left behind in the Rapture will have a fine doctrinal statement. But, they will be dead and condemned by Christ.
There have been many prophets in modern times who have peddled the new culture to the Lord's Church. Fuller Seminary lead the way with their weeping for acculturation of the Gospel. Soon, Norman Vincent Peale wrote a book called The Power of Positive Thinking which erased holiness in the believer and replaced it with self-driven lust for the good life. Next, Robert Schuler wrote his book Self Love which told us how to love ourselves before we love Jesus and his people. Schuler followed this book with one titled, Your Church Has Possibilities. His seven steps to build a monster church started with (1) Have a huge parking lot, and (2) find a location where you will be seen from a nearby Interstate Highway.
A book that sold millions of copies and seduced many Christians was Something More by Catherine Marshall. She wanted to surf on under the force of her husbands fame after he died, so she wrote a book based on the need for Christians to be dissatisfied with the provision by God of the presence of the Holy Spirit in the believer. Thus, many Christians became desperate to add more power and emotional zest to their lives than the Holy Spirit was giving them. "Something more" became the cry of many gurus who followed her era. This trick by Satan brought the art of advertising propaganda to the Christian message. You deserve more than you have. Treat yourself right. Consume spiritual power.
While Fundamental Baptists did not fall for this in the beginning, many other churches did. And then along came Bill Gothard and his Basic Youth Conflicts, in which his sodomite brother told Christian parents how to raise children, in spite of the fact that Gothard was not marred himself. Millions flocked after him, including many Fundamental Baptists. Gothard was followed soon by Dr. James Dobson who became the guru of thousands of Baptists. Then, along came Promise Keepers and their program to wear down Christian husbands and fathers with guilt and nonbiblical rubbish to make marriages work better. They all went home and groveled before their wives. The latest self-help cult is in Mike Pearl and his secrets for raising children, beating babies, and having better sex. And, like unto it is the Patriarchal Movement which promotes dumb barefoot pregnant wives and tyrannical husbands and having 15 kids, all dressed in early American colonial clothes.
Each of these programs had just enough sound doctrine to fool the suckers who followed them, but they were all salted with self-love and greed for something more than the Bible alone. They all appealed to the consumer in most Christians who were only too pleased to believe they deserved more blessings than they already had. They also turned the heads of Bible believers away from the pulpit in the local church to crave gurus with secret plans for personal success. All of these movements were guilty of adding cultural pollution to their programs so that the leaven was taken back to the local church, and many pastors felt intimidated into promoting these gurus in order to keep the rush going and the sheep from wandering off.
Next, "Contemporary" and "emergent" became the buzz words in many churches. This entered the Evangelical churches first, and soon thousands of Baptist churches also had a monster TV screen and a drum trap set on the platform. The music of Hollywood and the Jesus of Nashville were run through the Fender mixer, and Bible based worship was traded in for, in the words of Lawrence Welk, "a really big show." The old hymn book languished in the pew rack along with the Bible in modern English. Some churches kept the King James Bible, but the show on the platform made a joke of that Bible. Preaching no longer was based in doctrinal truth, though the doctrinal statement was still in the file drawer in the church office. Preaching became a feel good experience, and Bible teaching became nonexistent. The youth were taught to follow the example of criminals like Patch the Pirate. Baptist leaders spent many hours exalting themselves, and Baptist colleges built monuments to one another that cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The culture of the world was IN the local Lord's Church to stay.
And, this is the picture worldwide. The White Race started the trend in Europe, moved it to America where it went on steroids, on to Australia and Canada, and now the African and Asian Churches are adapting to the new cultural church movement.
Because the modern church, INCLUDING ALL DENOMINATIONS, have imported the culture and run Jesus out the back door, they have become part of God's vomit.
The only hope for any local church today is to identify the disease of the culture and totally reject it. The New Testament church era must become the "new normal" for old fashioned Bible believers.
What is wanted today is for pastors and their people to go back to the Philadelphian Church in Revelation 3, and they must determine to go nowhere with the Laodiceans.
Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
To Hell with the synagogue of Satan.
Now, let us consider some ways in which the culture enters the Church.
What was the culture of Sodom?
We have arrived at a point where people hate the good. In particular, we have leaders, Progressive Liberals, and Libertarians, who have joined forces to hate the good. They reject the possibility that there are oughts and ought nots. This point is what Francis Schaeffer, in 1970, called "Death and the City."
And, the cardinal sin of Sodom was not sodomy. Consider please.....
Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
Their sexual sin of sodomy is the last sin of the abominations in the list above. God was every bit as angry with them for their pride, fullness of bread, idleness, and and their neglect of the poor. As wealthy as they were, they still had homeless people and street people who went hungry. Does that sound familiar?
But, why was God so angry about their prosperity and fatness? Paul tells us:
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
The Sodomite citizens were not thankful for their prosperity. They wanted more stuff, and they wanted more leisure in which to waste their wealth on themselves while people starved nearby.
America is the most unthankful nation on earth. People are full of food, wealthy by world standards, and they are mad about NAFTA, a program that put thousands of Mexicans to work. I saw it myself when we lived on the Mexican border. NAFTA arranged for American companies to put manufacturing in a 25 mile corridor along the border IN Mexico. They hired Mexicans at considerably better wages than Mexican companies paid. This gave jobs to potential illegals and solved two problems. But, in order to hoard all the prosperity inside the USA, President Trump is trying to destroy NAFTA. This is just one small example of the extreme greed in the American culture.
God blew away Sodom as much for their greed and lust for wealth, with no gratitude, as he did for their sexual sin. Add to that their vain imagination to devise more of the same. That should make someone nervous. And, YOU, pastor, should be examining yourself and your local church for signs of this vile culture INSIDE the church.
What was the culture of Rome, and how did Christians relate to it?
By the time the Church of Acts was moving throughout the Roman Empire, the Roman Government had flooded Rome with slaves. These slaves did all the work, and the people had way too much leisure. The slave owners got rich, but the average Roman had little funds to live on because he no longer worked. So, the Roman Government had to feed the people of Rome, and they built coliseums to amuse the people with fights and races. This had to be done to keep the people from rebellion and rioting.
Rome was exceedingly wicked in those days, but the saints prevailed. They were also persecuted for not worshiping Caesar. The Christians lived in the catacombs, or tunnels, that ran under Rome. The Christians did not bring the Roman culture into their personal or church life. They obeyed the teaching of the Apostle Paul:
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Are you and your family conforming to the world? Are you allowing cultural music, thinking, and standards into your home. Are your and all able bodied men in your family working for a living? Have you and your whole family reconciled their zeal for Christ with the world of technology and amusement? Does the Holy Ghost have total control? I visited a home in Arizona where the father had his computer placed in a very odd place. It was in a short hallway between the living room and the kitchen. He did this so that the presence of his wife and kids walking back and forth would discipline him to not open sinful web pages.
Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
What is the culture of America and the Western World?
What do I need to add to the videos above? The Bible speaks again:
Acts 17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
Are you and your family obsessed with new things? Could you be happy with a good used car from CarMax and let some other victim of the culture take the depreciation for those first two years? You might even be able to buy the car without going into debt.
Does the culture of America creep into your logic when you buy things, when you eat out, or when you attend various events? Do you bring home cultural rubbish from the community or work place and talk it around your family? Taking a walk around your home, what do you see that you did not really need, and what do you see that you never even used?
Do you even understand that survival in the end times is a war? Do you talk with your family about the pressure on your 24/7 to consume..... by your friends, school, TV and the Internet, and yes, even from your Christian friends?
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
The Serpent told Eve that God had not given her all the good things in life because God held back eating of one tree. Eve went for it. Do you?
Have you learned to be "content with such things as ye have"?
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.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
There is a most peculiar thing about greed for things and coveting more stuff..... it brings us into fear of men. I cannot explain how this works, but I have seen it over and over. People who are never satisfied and talk on and on about getting more things and toys are fearful people. They are often the ones who are in terror of "The End of The World as We Know It." Think about this very carefully as to your own life. Do you have enough? Do you regularly thank God for what he has given you?
Are you content?
Do we have the same choices as the ungodly?
Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
No, you do not have all the options that the ungodly do. If that bothers you, you need to walk a lot closer to your God. You need to learn to rejoice for the simple blessings like King David did:
Psalms 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Do we believe that marriage is preferred to being single?
Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
In this wicked perverted world, single people are under intense attack by wolves and Satan, the roaring lion. Marriage is honorable according to the Bible, so encourage them to find godly companions to marry. Do not get morbid and tell them to stay single because the days are evil. There is no marriage in Heaven, so they need to enjoy that blessing now. Furthermore, as the return of Christ comes nearer, it will be harder and harder to find Christian fellowship. A godly spouse will be a great comfort to fend off loneliness.
Do we need to fit into the total scheme of the world at large?
Are you drawn to other Bible believers, or do you prefer unsaved friends?
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
For your friends who sustain you in the culture you must prefer other Christians. Don't give me that blather that Christians treat you worse than worldly people treat you. If that is really true, it is because you have allowed your standards to fall so low that you DO fit in the world better than in the local church. That is an emergency, and if you don't resolve that issue, you will be chastened by the Lord for going wild.
Who do you run with?
1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
On the other hand, for the sake of the Gospel, you will be drawn to some unbelievers because God is using you to draw them to the Gospel and Christ. Just check from time to time so see which way they are moving. If they are moving further and further from Christ as you befriend them, shuck them off. They are being used by Satan to distract you.
"Ye are the salt of the earth." So, if we totally avoid the world, who will salt it? We wail about how evil the world is, but do we speak up when someone uses Christ's name in vain? We complain about the schools, but how many pastors and parents go to school board meetings and stand against godless policies?
While pastoring in the California High Desert, I went to school board meetings in our town, and they soon showed that they did not appreciate my being there. So, they changed them from Thursday evening to Wednesday evening. They thought I would not be able to come because of prayer meeting. So, we moved prayer meeting to Thursday evening, and they gave up in their plotting to avoid me. One of the school board members quietly asked me to keep coming because he had no allies in standing against evil. He was an Episcopalian. Pastor, would you be willing to be an ally to an Episcopalian to the glory of God? The man eventually lead his whole family to confess faith in Jesus Christ. The reason was because they had seen the reality of Satan attacking, and they decided they needed to openly confess Christ in order to save their own family.
It is all about salt. It adds flavor, and it restrains putrification. Please pass the salt.
This lady is an Atheist who defends Christianity. WATCH THIS AMAZING INTERVIEW.
Do YOU exemplify Christian truth more zealously than this Atheist defends our faith?
Do we need one another and find one another in the Lord's Church?
We need to talk about this some more:
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Is your world larger than just your own local church? Do YOU, Pastor, discourage your people from going to visit other sound Bible believing churches in the area as if you own the sheep? Do you have little comments you make to demean other Bible believing pastors and churches nearby? Why do you do that, you creep?
We attended a local church in another state where there was another church of the same zeal and doctrine as the one we attended. Once in a while people from our church would visit the other church if some interesting speaker or missionary was going to preach. Our pastor would then subtly tell the wandering ones that the other church had some problems, and he would then make some comment about always being at your own church. The irony was, the other church's pastor and our pastor were good friends in private life. It is a wicked preacher who has the sheep in slavery to himself so that they cannot join some sheep over yonder and have some fellowship once in a while.
In a church I pastored in Michigan, we had a praise time every Sunday morning. When someone talked of having fellowship with a Christian in the market place or at work, we all rejoiced greatly. When Bible believers find one another, God starts writing in his book. I do look forward to looking in that book in Heaven to find all those believers I found at Wal Mart and elsewhere. I want to get to know them better, like Patrick at COSTCO, and James at Shop and Save in Rockwood, Tennessee. We prayed for his brother to get over shell shock from Vietnam, and God delivered the man. His Mama wanted to put him in a mental institute, but James convinced her not to, and his brother is now singing duets with his wife in church regularly.
One of the best ways to beat down the wicked culture is to find a Bible believer in the market place, and have church.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Will a Christian be politically correct?
Acts 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
In many churches there are self-appointed nannies who interrupt conversations and tell people that they are speaking of offensive things. The basis for this is not the Word of God but the Politically Correct culture of the world. A Bible believer's conversation should regularly be offensive to the world. Also, a Bible believer's observations of the world and politicians will naturally tend to be conservative. Liberal and Progressive concepts should never come into the Lord's Church. This is because these mongrel philosophies are prone to exalt baby killing and promote lawlessness. How is it you your church?
Will a Christian drive himself to prove himself worthy to live in this world?
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The world will put a squeeze on a believer to try to convince him to surrender his personal standards. A faithful pastor will not make hundreds of Baptist Standards for the believer to adopt and live by. A true Bible teacher will show the believer how to set his own standards which are hammered into perfection in the forge of the market place, the school yard, and the work place. Some preachers boast that they have Baptist Standards. Bah! There are no Baptist Standards in the Bible. There ARE admonitions from the Apostles on Christian conduct. These should be sent home with the fathers of families to bring them to life in the modern Bible believing home.
Will a Christian woman demand choices and equality?
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
A godly wife will submit to her own husband if she is really serious about obeying the Word of God. But, a word of caution. No wife has any business submitting to any other man. This is why Paul tells the woman to keep the home. You cannot be in submission to your husband and your boss without compromising in some way. If you have a godly husband, he will die for you like Christ died for the Church. Treat him like the defender he is.
Also, no Christian woman should ever come under the authority of the pastor of the local church. You pastors should NEVER try to boss the women of the church around. If you have ANY issue with a lady in the church, go to her husband or father, and ask him to do what he believes is right. And, preacher, if the husband does not do what you think he should do, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. It is the cultural pattern of the world for men to lord it over women when they can. Indeed, I will tell you why some of you pastors lord it over the women in your local church..... you are trying to break them down so that you can get into bed with them. I have been young, and I am now old. I have seen this so many times that I see no other reason for pastor to boss church women around.
Will a Christian man force his wife into subjection?
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered
Do your kids "want to be like Daddy," and is that a worthy calling for them?
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Daddy, if you teach and demand one standard, and then you live by another standard, you are sending your kids to Hell. They will one day see right through your fake piety, and they will flee from the Christian life soon enough. There was a preacher in Hammond, Indiana who chased his church secretary around and took her away from her husband, and that preacher's son became an adulterer just like Daddy. Both men are now held in contempt by many preachers who once admired them.
Do your kids "rise up and call Mommy blessed"?
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Do you, Daddy, praise your wife in front of your kids? Do you praise her to her face? Do you satisfy her in the bed chamber? Why not?
Do your kids get teaching from Daddy and Mommy that slaps down the evil they see in the world?
Church house preaching twice on Sunday and once on Wednesday night is not teaching your kids about sin and righteousness and judgment. That is YOUR job, Daddy.
Why do your kids "depart from it"? I have heard Christian parents say, "Well, you may lose one, but they may also come back." So, have you chosen which one of your kids you wish to lose? Hmmmm How about planning on keeping them all?
Are your children learning to be content with the things they have?
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.
Do your kids have a sense of wonder?
The world culture has a sense of wonder only for the latest technology and for porn. Seventy percent of the Internet is porn. If you do not teach your family to wonder at the creation, and at godly examples of past Christians, they will have no other thing to wonder at but what the culture offers them.
Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
Is creation the first classroom your kids have experienced? If Daddy never looks up at the stars, Johnny will never look at the stars. Can your son or daughter look up and point confidently at Orion or the Big Dipper. If they were lost in the woods, would they be able to tell which way is north? Do they think of God as a creative being, or is their God only a big cosmic cop trying to persuade them to get saved, tithe, and be at the church house every time the doors are open? Daddy, is YOUR God bigger than that? If not, you need to start studying the Bible seriously, AND find yourself a God fearing man friend who will lead you to our great big glorious God.
Daddy, do you ever stop to smell the roses? Do you ever pick a wild flower and put it in your wife's hair? The most grand wonder of all, after God and Jesus Christ, is your wife. If you believe that, do you ever tell her so.
Proverbs 30:18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
We were developing the first youth camp in Ethiopia, and we had our first group of boys from the city of Addis Ababa to the camp. Some of our missionary friends thought that the kids would not be very fascinated with the brushy country of Ethiopia. The truth was, the kids from Addis Ababa never saw anything wild in that city other than hyenas running the streets at night. When those kids got to camp, they were in awe of the forest and the lake. There is no lake of river in the city. They also were terrified of leopards that coughed at night just like kids in the USA are terrified of bears. Some even wet their bed in fear. But, all day they chattered about the thrill of the terror, just like kids anywhere. I took them into the woods, I told them to lay down on their bellies, and I told them to slowly pull the leaves away, and tell me what they saw. The all started saying, "Wayee gud," and they were amazed at all the tiny creatures running around. They also were in awe of the monkeys and baboons around the camp.
Daddy, if you want your kid to have a sense of wonder at God's first revelation, the creation, you will have to lead the way. Your preacher will not do this for you, not even by sound preaching. The revelation of creation must be experienced in the woods, and on the water.
Sex is all through the Bible, both as sin, and romantically.
Pastor, do you talk to your men about being manly and romantic with their wives?
1 Corinthians 7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
Pastor, do YOU show a romantic instinct toward your wife, and have your people managed to see it? Do the older ladies tease you about the attention you show your wife? If not, why not? Do you treat your wife as the first lady of your local church, not to vanity, but as a lady who leads in decency and order?
You millennials, do you even know what it means to be romantic? Have you, young man, learned to treat your sister and mother like a lady? When is the last time you took roses to your lady in waiting? Do you and your lady friend have a romantic song that is just yours? LIKE THIS
Pastor, have you ever taught through Song of Solomon? Why? Is it dirty to you like it is to Mike Pearl?
Pastor and leaders, have you taught, from the Word of God and by example, that sex is clean and good when it follows the order of the Bible?
Have you taught that sodomy, transexualism, divorce, youthful lust, and remarriage after divorce, are violations of the teachings of Christ and the rest of the Bible?
If you will not deal with these topics in the pulpit, don't send me email whining about the moral mess in your church.
Sodomy and transexualism are extremely deadly when allowed to be present in the local church. MORE HERE
Is there such a thing as a Christian sodomite? If you think so, prove it from the Bible please. There were no godly sodomites walking along with Lot when he left Sodom? The queers in Corinth were delivered of sodomy once they got saved.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Those effeminate sissies, and the abusers of men with men (sodomites) became manly in Christ. They were not allowed to fellowship with the saints until their sodomite life was ancient history in Christ.
Are there ladies in your church, including your wife, who feel driven to match make for the youth and young adults? If so, you are a meddling fool for not stopping it. That is not your job, and it degrades the healthy process of fathers and mothers doing that job. There is NO way you or your ladies are qualified to know the will of God for young adults regarding marriage. If you see a friendship of a young person with a worldly or compromised person, talk to the father, and ask him to deal with it.
Do you teach the parents in your church that they must start early finding out what their kids are hearing in the neighborhood and at school about sex? It is absolutely essential that parents must blast the lies and filth the world gives their kids.
Pastor, do you teach AND REALLY BELIEVE AND PRACTICE THIS?
1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Is there some touching going on in the foyer after the service as men and woman touch and hug one another? That is forbidden, in 40 AD and in 2018. Nothing has changed, except maybe YOU.
Do any of the ladies in your local church drive, nag, and dominate their husbands?
If so, pastor, why has this not been arrested by YOU long ago? The youth are watching, and they will assume this sort of behavior is OK for a Christian woman. If you have an unrepentant feminazi running loose in your fellowship, YOU MUST RUN HER OFF.
Pastor, does YOUR wife manage you or nag you regularly? If so, why have you not stopped it in love long ago? Are you some sort of cream puff?
If you or any of your leading men are cur dogs who roll over and pee on yourself when your wives bark, you have NO business being a pastor or church leader. You are an Ahab, and you are obeying Jezebel.
Finally, do you have a clear warning message about avoiding feminazis?
Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
This may seem like a huge shift from the ongoing discussions. Artificial Intelligence is a treacherous topic these days in the world, and many unsaved professionals are very frightened of the way AI is growing and taking over the market place and life in general. So, we must talk about it.
I will not use the same question / answer format for this topic.
God made man with fully every capacity to obey God and please him. God would have been a divine brute if he made Adam predestined to fall. While some muddled up Calvinists probably believe that, it is not found in the Bible. God gave Adam a mind to consider and ponder everything that presented itself in the Garden of Eden. And, God gave Adam a conscience that would tell him what he ought and ought not to do with each new temptation.
Then, God moved on to dispensation after dispensation of his administration of the world and humanity, and in every dispensation, God kept the mind of man and the conscience of man functioning properly. This was so that every man in human history had the same opportunity to obey God which Adam had.
God also tells us that he restrains or limits the extent to which men will be tested by temptation. The Serpent, Satan, did not have the power to force Eve, and later Adam, to eat the fruit. Nor did the Hebrews of Moses' day meet any temptation which was too powerful for them to deal with by God's provision.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
There is always a way of escape. Then again, God defends his children if they make the right choices and walk in his will while resisting temptation.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
I love that verse. When we are living righteously, our righteousness is of the Lord. And to make sure that we follow on in the way that leads to victory in life, he gives another promise:
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
The very voice of God is heard in our mind and soul by which he sends us down the road to victory and holiness.
So, when the BOT is dropped into your coffee, and it enters your blood and floats to your brain, and when it is turned on to drive you into some heinous sin, God stands in the way of that bot. Your God-given conscience cannot be taken away from you.
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
The artificial intelligence BOT is nothing new, and the plans of governments and Satanists to drive you into wicked sin by use of a BOT is nothing new either. The snares of Satan were being placed before King David and his fellow Hebrews about 3000 years ago, and God was there delivering his people from them.
Now, it is time to reason from the Scripture.
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
If God promised to prevent us from temptation that could overpower us, and if he is behind us divinely whispering the right direction to take, AND if he never changes, then God is ready for any AI or BOT that the servants of Satan send along. Whether by injected BOTS, by WI-FI, or by Psy Ops, God has promised that your conscience will keep working, his voice will be heard, and you will not be consumed.
The key to this all working for you and me is this...... will you keep your conscience pure and clear of tolerance of sin. Will you let the mind of Christ consume your mind? Will you keep yourself from sin by keeping in the Word of God.
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
I would like to make a suggestion to you, and I intend to do this more in the days ahead. When you see a young woman poorly dressed walking by, say verbally out loud or in your mind, "I will not lust for young women to please anyone, so help me God." When you catch yourself looking at your coworker's new car with longing, say, "I will be content with the car I have, and thank God." When your son of daughter disappoint you by their actions, say, "I will not give way to rage or resentment because my kid disobeyed me, so help me God."
We need to start nurturing our conscience with God and Bible based intentions. This will give us the mind set to fall back on when the technology war for our mind and brain starts seriously. I do not believe that technology can overpower God and his defense of the Bible believer. But, the Bible believer must be full of the Bible, and his mind must be exercised in resisting evil.
An Olympic weight lifter does not coast along ignoring the weights and bar bells to get ready to survive the heat of competition in the Olympic Games. He presses weights and does lifts daily, and he pushes himself to the extreme. You and I must push ourselves in our resistance to evil. And do not misunderstand, I am not suggesting you go put yourself into temptation to become stronger. That is a vile notion promoted by Roman Catholic monks. There will be temptation enough in life to keep you in great form if you exercise your conscience to resist temptation.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
So, let us have none of this wide eyed terror of the evils that may come with the ongoing explosion of technology. Most of all, let us be very skeptical of new technology. Is the technology going to interfere with my communion with God? Is this smart phone isolating me from my Bible, God, my family, and Christian friends. Now, there is a good place to start resisting the potentials of evil in technology..... your smart phone. If you will not control that simple technical toy while you can still turn off the distraction, you will never resist the more pernicious evils which will come down the road later.
Please watch this video interview of Elon Musk of Tesla and Space X in which he discusses Artificial Intelligence as a threat that needs regulating badly. CLICK HERE Don't give up, the AI issue comes up after other significant issues are discussed. If this apostle of technology is in terror of AI, we need to sit up and take notice. Church leaders need to see that technology is an issue for the people of God, and we need to have a moral and biblical position on raging technology.
1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
Do you ever think you have learned too much about the evil in the world and in the Church? I listen to a great sermon being preached by a man known to have great power in the Holy Ghost. Then, almost to the end of the sermon he says he goes to a Saturday prayer meeting where he prays with several men whom I KNOW are heretics, including David du Plesis and Howard Bredesen, two of the most evil men in Charismania. If I had not learned so much about evil I would have watched the end of the video and been blessed.
Or, would I be deceived?
So, as is often the case at this web journal, I have the feeling I have trashed some special leader, teacher, or ministry for some who read here, and they are now miserable. They will have to decide what to do with a whole cupboard full of sermon DVDs. Or, they may have to burn a big red binder of precious gems they thought were good stuff for Christians. Well, friend, that is the way it is in the End Times.
2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Jude 1:3 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.
We are all at peril. We can easily be deceived by creeps who enter the Lord's Church. They enter on Sunday morning, yes, but they also enter Monday through Saturday on Facebook, YouTube, and a thousand other ways by the help of technology and vile propaganda. We have no choice but to mark them for what they are.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Finally, will you fathers and pastors go to war against the culture of decadence in our nation? Will you teach that Bible believers are to be totally different than the world? Will you cleanse from your life and local church of all vestiges of the modern culture? And, will you change the programs and activities in your local church from rubbish copyrighted in Hell to Bible based ministries which edify the saints instead of amuse them?
The war is not coming, IT IS HERE NOW. The only question is, are you winning or losing? Nay, rather, is Jesus winning?
Do you use the King James Bible? It is the Bible that totally changed the cultures of the whole world during the great missionary era. Modern Bibles are trendy and culture driven. Then, move on to your hymn book and your worship service. Is your worship loaded with trendy tricks and gimmicks which you imagine will draw in sinners. It will not. You will become a Slough of Despond if you are not one already. The average local church is polluted by the culture in some way or other. The only way to get rid of it is to strip back to the plan of the first Church planted by the Apostles of the New Testament era. Is an old fashioned New Testament church good enough for you?
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
14 Let all your things be done with charity.
The final verdict is yours. If you have imported aspects of the culture, with its consumerism and self-will and lust of the flesh, into your life, family, and church program, YOU are the man. You must decide what to do with it. Here is a man who imported the culture into the worship of Israel:
Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
Aaron made a golden calf, and he knew he was bringing paganism into the camp of Israel because he had seen many golden calves in the worship of Egypt. He knew he had to somehow sanctify this wretched cultural device he was adding to the worship of Israel, so he built an altar, and he declared the day to be a feast of the Lord, Jehovah. He thought that the altar of God would somehow sanctify the calf of Satan.
This is what you have been doing, preacher, as you add the cultural aspects of the world and the flesh to your worship and to your programs in your local church. Why should I believe you are born again? Your altar calls are designed to give them a rush. Well, sir, why don't they talk about Jesus when I meet them downtown? They are not born again. I suspect that about 75% of all the people in allegedly Bible believing churches are dead wood who will burn in Hell one day. And, why? Answer: Because YOU, sir, have left the back door open, and the flies of Beelzebub have flown in, and the body is full of maggots.
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I will warn you of what is coming when you grind the golden calf to dust, as Moses did. There will be rebellion. You have given your people a feast of God and Satan at the same time, and they love it. When you tell them to cover their nakedness with the robes of righteousness given them by Jesus, and when you tell them the dance is over, they will rage at you. Many of them will run away to the next circus down the street. You will find that you do not have the big crowd you once did. This will be when your flesh tells you that you made a big mistake, especially when you look at the offering.
Are you man enough to do the right thing?
We shall soon see. Will you whine that the people made you do it, like Aaron did? Or will you grab that old black backed King Jimmy, and preach the truth in love? If not, this is who you are:
Jude 1:8 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.
It is YOU who imported all the cultural rubbish into your own life, and into the life of the local church. It is YOU, sir, who must export it. If you will not, then you are a BASTARD, not a son.
Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
WHAT IS YOUR VERDICT?
There are thousands of churches in this Laodicean Age which have bastards, sired by Satan, in their pulpits. These sons of Balaam love the cash flow and the feeling of power they get from the show, and there is NO chance they will change anything. If you refuse to cleanse yourself and your church of the culture, I declare you a son of Satan. You are the enemy of Christ, and as David said in Psalm 139:
Psalms 139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
If you refuse to cleanse your life and your church of the culture, I hate you with perfect hatred.
Make my day. Take a bath.
Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
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After watching this, you can give the final verdict on the American Church in the same exact terms.
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Has your church, pastor, lost its authority in the world?
Do you even know what that question implies?