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ISSUES - KING
JAMES BIBLE - CULTS
Liberal Christianity, the media, and our political leaders deal with evil around us by denial. They gladly expose a cop who beats a Black man in the head in Ferguson, Missouri. But, the propaganda machine makes light, and even exalts, the filthiest sexual rubbish coming from Hollywood and in the lives of our political leaders.
Long ago, Elizabeth Taylor was written up as so cute by the media as she divorced husband after husband. But, today the same is true. Donald Trump is the darling of the far right, and his open lust for young women, and his divorce trick of flipping wives, is accepted by Americans as clever.
And, on the other side, Bill and Hillary not only do not live together, Bill chases whores, and Hillary chases lesbians. But, she is exalted by the liberal press. Indeed, the Democratic Party has become the party of abortion (murder), sodomy, and hate for God. The Republicans only give lip service to any restraint of evil.
Evil will not go away, you cannot deny it, so all of we Bible believers need to study the evil of these End Times to see if we are being drawn off of the Narrow Way into the Slough of Despond by evil. Pious diddle head preachers will tell us to just ignore evil, and it will not bother us. If that is so, why did Jesus and Paul prophecy so much about the evil of the End Times? Answer: Both Jesus and Paul, and other Bible writers, expect us to read their prophecies about evil and be forewarned, and not just for our amusement.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Dealing with evil is a proactive biblical command, not an option.
While living at peace with all men, there is a caveat in verse 18. "As much as lieth in you." The truly godly Bible believer has limits to what is in him. In the Spirit lead Bible believer is a God-given revulsion toward evil and wickedness. So, we may take the verse in its whole context to imply that there are limits to living at peace with all men. Some men are intensely evil, they blaspheme God, or they are heretics ravaging Christ's sheep in his Church. We cannot find peace with such men because of what lieth in us. What lieth in the wicked forces us into action against evil.
But, verse 19 forbids us from taking vengeance on the wicked. Even verbal vengeance is a waste of time. The alternative is repulsive to many American Christians. Doing good to our enemy is fine if our enemy is a Catholic priest. But, if the Catholic priest is molesting our children, then what? We are back to "as much as lieth in you." It is not in me, by the will of God the Holy Spirit, to feed and entertain a child molester.
I tuned many pianos in the border city of Nogales, Arizona during our era there. The Hispanic people were really my best customers during that time. I heard from quite a few Hispanic folks about illegals, and what you hear from the media about Hispanic temperament toward illegals is a pack of lies. I had several Hispanic customers who would put out tortillas and a gallon jug of water on the wall of their property every morning. This was for illegals coming by to take. The reason was that the illegals would pay exorbitant prices to the "coyotes" (Mexicans who guided illegals over the border), and the coyotes would then abandon the illegals in the Arizona desert. Every year a fair number died of exposure. So, out of mercy, the Hispanic Americans would give the illegals tortillas and water. But, they would then go straight to the phone and call the Border Patrol and report the illegals. You see, the illegals would be trying to take jobs away from the American Hispanics, and the Hispanics deeply resented the illegals.
Feed your enemy, but where evil turns violent against order, safety, and the well being of you and those you love, do what you can rightfully do to stop the evil your enemy is doing.
So, how shall we live in this very evil End Times world?
Evil is a powerful distraction to anyone. But, to Bible believers evil is even more oppressive because Bible believers are seeking to live by the standard of Jesus Christ.
Finally, in this introduction, I want to make one more thing very clear. The very word, "evil," is a deadly word. It is possibly the darkest word in the English language.
To tag this and that person, doctrine, or entity as EVIL is to take a grave responsibility. What follows, all too often, is hyperbole or propaganda. George W. Bush used the 9/11 towers as a springboard to identify and later thrash what he called the "Evil Axis." Millions of Americans, over the transpiring years, have come to suspect that the 9/11 towers fell, not from burning jet fuel, but by a masterful demolition done by evil Americans. I have knowledge about building demolition, and I have seen one myself. What I saw in 9/11 was clearly a demolition. Buildings do not fall in their own footprint in thirteen seconds by any other means than demolition. Thus, if 9/11 was a demolition, over a million Arabs have died in the Middle East based on a lie about who dropped the twin towers.
So now, which is evil, the massacre of 3000 Americans by someone we may never identify in order to launch major war in the Middle East, or is the evil in the men who covered up that massacre in New York City?
The 9/11 debate is a classic example of the power of the word evil. If the truth were ever known in the 9/11 event, Americas could become totally demoralized as they learned who actually killed those 3000 people. Heroes could become villains overnight, evil heinous villains.
So, evil is not a careless thing to study and enlarge upon in our understanding. The most horrible part about evil is that it can come home and accuse us ourselves, and such experiences have caused immense despair in many people throughout human history. Thousands of Germans were horribly demoralized after WW II when they learned what Hitler was actually doing with the Jews. To this day, there is a deep fear among many Germans that they could return to the evil days of Nazism.
We will let some of our readers at Blessed Quietness Journal speak about evil first. This will show you that you have brothers and sisters who are making very sure that they watch for the invasion of evil and resist it, sometimes almost violently. Please, as you read these emails, think about the principle of verse 21 above, Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Some seem overcome, while others seem to be looking forward to good things to come.
READER ONE COMMENTS
This American man has fought as a volunteer with the Israeli IDF, and he has some interesting observations on the world at large. His first comment refers to my article titled, CAN WE HEAR VOICES OR SEE THINGS FROM THE OTHER SIDE?
That was a very long and detailed article. It was a good reality check for me. I've never heard a voice and I don't own a smartphone. I don't have a TV. My laptop has a real low bandwidth wireless modem so I can't watch videos in high quality and most of the time they'll stall, so I just click out of them. I know I could get a hi-speed land line, but I don't want one. I'm grounded in reality -- the truth of the word of God.
I just read an article by Joseph Farah of WND where he has fallen away from the doctrine of the pre-trib Rapture. An older Christian man tried telling me recently that the Rapture might be so far in the future that I should consider standing in the gap and working with the youth group of a particular [apostate] church (which is not a Church but a 501 corporation like all the others). So, they're deluded and sliding away quickly. They've stopped waiting for Jesus. I won't even waste my time wishing them good luck with that because I know they're not going to have any.
Caroline Glick wrote an interesting article lately about all the groups the nation of modern Israel has betrayed. As an IDF volunteer I've been lied to a lot by our instructors, and I know I could be betrayed by them at any time. The thing is, that possibility doesn't bother me in the least. I'm there as Paul asked me in Romans to make the Jews jealous that I claim their God as my own and I serve him. Now I know that his name is The Nailed Hand. What else could it be? What else would it be? I can't tell you how blessed I know I am for honoring Paul's request made from his office as Apostle to the Gentiles. It makes me very happy. How could I be so fortunate as to have that panting desire in my heart, absent any effort on my part?
The last thing is a note of encouragement. You remember how Jesus said to look up when things seem really bad. I take that literally and look up when I behold a news photo of one of the disgusting devils who run the world, or read a headline that turns my stomach so much that I can't even bear to read the article. Not for nothing did Jesus tell me to look up. It's a very liberating act of obedience, and not just a symbolic gesture. And it just hit me that it's the exact opposite of walking along looking down at a devilish smartphone.
As an aside, I find it fascinating that Jesus said (and I paraphrase) he chose the 12, but one is a devil. The way I read it, he's saying a human (Judas) is also a devil. Maybe Judas only appeared to be human? Do you think Jesus ever sat down with Judas and tried to save his soul? A devil would be a fallen angel who is impossible to save, wouldn't he? It seems like if Judas was human, the whole nature of Jesus would have been about trying to save him. So my literal interpretation at this point is that someone who appears human can actually be a devil.
READER TWO COMMENTS
This reader is dealing with the very real possibility that there is a conspiracy, a Satanic one, in which the players, from the Clintons to Hollywood, are trying to subvert Christian zeal. You will undoubtedly think of people and movies which are being used for this very evil purpose.
I believe the government has people in the capacity of Hollywood and other people that are working for them to infiltrate everything across the entire American culture to transform it into whatever agenda they have for their global initiative.
Do you think the title "Clinton Global Initiative" is accidental? This is a plan to move toward the man of sin the son of perdition. And I believe many unclean spirits and devils are inhabiting the parched places of this nation in particular because it once had some light of the Gospel in it which has now been put out into obscure darkness.
Now this is not some feely feely frenzy of my own-- it is simply believing what is already written in the scriptures.
People are searching for the true Bible translation now it seems. But are they? I don't believe they are, but they are actually government plants paid to cause chaos and are sending messages out to attempt to destroy and pervert the Gospel of Christ and turn it into a secular good vs. evil endeavor with a little God thrown in (and even Jesus) for good measure. But it's all in pretense and by design to discourage all of us who really are in Christ Jesus, and many others, into embracing these new teachings with an open mind (not a renewed mind).
These teachings are being done with the intent that the common so-called Christianity of today will embrace this culture of chaos and the mixed multitude who lust after the flesh and do not have the Spirit of God.
It's a very wicked and evil time but it is expected and understood by those of us who believe and have renewed minds in Christ Jesus.
READER THREE COMMENTS
THE SODOMITE AGENDA AND MODERN GANGS
This brother has been a probation officer, and he is a speaker on the nature of gangs. His perspective comes from his heritage among Black Americans.
As we continue to progress along until the return of Jesus Christ, those who are behind the spread of the teachings of the sodomites (homosexuality and lesbianism) are making fast inroads into, not only rap and hip-hop genre, but attempting to make entry into the gang scene. What makes this agenda sinister is the fact that it is clearly linked to the satanic trifecta (drugs, alcohol, and music) to keep those involved in it ‘mentally pliable’ to continue to market this agenda to the modern street gang scene.
Now, GLAAD, ACT-UP, and the remainder of the sodomite monitoring society will not take on modern gangs head on for fear of immediate death. However, since young men and women who enter the gang landscape are easily corrupted by the use of drugs, music, alcohol and sex (which is a part of gang life) they are tempting targets for sex recruiters-- and may not even know it. The rise of the video culture, coupled with inclusion of ‘sympathetic’ or ‘comedic’ sodomite characters in movies, TV shows, web casts and other video offerings, the landscape is rapidly changing. Some 20 years ago, gang members wouldn’t be caught hanging around sodomites or bi-sodomites. This may not be the case today, as those involved in tracking the gang scene are observing.
How successful has the agenda creep been? The old saying is true: Words mean things. The term ‘sodomite’ is a biblical term, an accurate, godly description of those who are actively involved in homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and lesbianism. That term has been shelved by those involved in this agenda, much like the biblical term ‘adultery’ has been traded in for the word ‘affair’, and ‘drunk’ has been traded in for ‘substance abuser’. The unfortunate side effect of changing labels is ignoring the consequences of one’s sin-- even if they think that God is not keeping His eye on them. For those who have been touting and participating in the sodomite agenda, STDs, substance abuse, steroid abuse, suicide and premature death are running rampant.
Again, with the rise of the video culture some 30 years ago, came the rise of the sodomite agenda. Rap and hip-hop videos have continued to ‘raise the bar’ of sexual perversion, moving from scantily-clad young women and young men, to major artists pushing ‘the agenda’ view of sexual ‘choice’ into the social mainstream. The modern gang recruit MUST be able to ‘recite’ or ‘mimic’ the favorite songs/videos of the MSG recruiting them in order to be a member. Since the average teen spends at least four hours a day immersed in ‘their music,’ and Black youth spend even more time per various media sources, what one ‘feeds’ on, they eventually become. Only the power of Jesus Christ can set one free from any evil-- even the sodomite agenda.
READER FOUR COMMENTS
THE RULING EVIL ELITE AND THE END TIMES
This brother discusses the symbiotic relationship between devils and their human shills in high places. Obama has often been called a "porch monkey," as if he were the lackey of the White elite. In truth, the White elite AND President Obama are "porch Monkeys" for Satan's devils.
I'm thinking the emergence or takeover by Antichrist is going to have to happen just right before the world spins into economic chaos, because once that happened I don't know how anyone could take control of things -- I think it would be too late to get things done in an orderly way, as in Israel signing a peace treaty (aka covenant with death and Hell) with Antichrist, and then administrating a program to mark people so that they could buy and sell.
So, if you can believe this article that nothing has changed since the last global financial crisis, then the dam is about to burst for the second time and it's coinciding with the drill (which might be the real thing and not a drill) down your way to mix the military in with the citizens for God knows what. I see the ruling elite putting forth a Herculean effort right now to bring everything under their control before it's too late.
On the other hand, right down in my personal little life, I just started doing Bible study with a guy in hospice care at his request. He's a babe in Christ even though he's my age, and he hasn't heard of the Rapture, so I'm telling him about that and it's giving him hope because he and his wife are about worn out from fighting the evil takeover of everything. I hope that they will accept the Sabbath of Jesus, and say "enough." I fought for years and got a big certificate of appreciation from the Republican Party, and then I saw the Republicans had betrayed me. I took a look at the Libertarians and saw they're nothing but a gaggle of Sodomites, pagans, and crazies, and recoiled from them, and then I took my leave of American politics in order to start serving Israel, and that's where I found my passion for Christ.
Common sense says that the plans of the ruling elite are falling into place at break neck speed right now. Like you said, it's time to spend a lot more time in the garden. We've been watching, and I think the watching has run its course. We've seen all that we were watching to see. We warned all who would listen, and in my case that got me two big state patrolmen standing over me taunting me with their hands on their pistols. They represented the ruling elite who did not approve of my announcement. We have to use our discernment to know when the Watchman has been relieved of his duty and is free to simply stay in his garden. What Jesus warned us about is here. What else is there to watch for? The church of Laodicea is firmly established and plunging deeper into apostasy with each passing day.
The ruling elite are not on cruise control. They're making it happen and taking account of who is performing acceptably. Bush and Reid got physically smacked around by devils, and that's a warning to any other slackers. Obama reads what they write for him to say, and then he hits the golf course so that his mouth won't get him in trouble with the devils, and he can enjoy another night of unrestrained sodomy and perversion.
READER FIVE COMMENTS
This email came from a Bible believing pastor friend. It is in response to his reading my article on what the Great Tribulation will be like. READ MY ARTICLE HERE. This is one of the most horrifying articles I have written since this journal went online in 1995. There is no new interpretation of prophecy here for you prophecy junkies who keep craving a new thing from men like Tom Horn. What IS in the article is extrapolations from human behavior over the centuries to show what life during the Great Tribulation will be like. This coming era will be a distillation of the worst of all human history, and the worst Satan can bring to bear on humanity. It will nearly eliminate all of humanity in the process. You really need to read the article linked above.
I looked through the article fairly quickly. It looked to me to be well done and quite comprehensive as to what a person who is "left behind" can expect. Lots of scripture, which is always good. I think it should pique the imagination of those who hadn't given the tribulation much thought, whether they are saved or unsaved. It would be a great "script" for a Hollywood movie--- it's too bad Hollywood wouldn't use its special effects and resources to produce something like this into a movie--- one that was Biblically accurate and incorporated all these examples of modern humanity.
See if you can send it as a script to some movie producer. I'm only half kidding---- I think it would really work, if someone had the moxie to actually do it. This as a script, with all the attending special effects that could be used to simulate life on earth during the Tribulation---- movie theaters would have to be hiring Oprah Winfrey-style "counselors" to deal with all the mental trauma inflicted upon the viewers.
When I was a kid, I remember watching some hokey old horror movie. It would be as tame as warm milk by today's standards. I don't really even remember what it was about. Anyway, you were warned at the start of the movie that when there was a scene coming up where you might want to hide your eyes, the screen would flash, and you had about 5 seconds to cover your eyes and maybe your ears as well. Perhaps Oprah, or Joel Osteen flashing on the screen would take the rough edges off your movie. You'll have to write them into the script and suggest that the studio or the director use their influence to obtain their services.
The only suggestion that I might make is that in the introductory section where you are talking about God sending delusion and deception---- I think it might be appropos to emphasize that a little more. That is a picture of the "God" that most of the world, even Christians, knows little or nothing about. That is the God who will give mankind what mankind wants---- a LIE that man would prefer to believe rather than the truth. Jeremiah 5:31 points out one of the most damning parts of human nature--- the desire to be lied to so that one doesn't have to deal with the truth.
Jeremiah 5:29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Also, along the lines of God actually deceiving people Ezekiel 14:1-11
Ezekiel 14:1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;
11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord GOD..
Anyway, Ezekiel 14:1-11, verse 9 in particular, shows how God will actually, and on purpose, DECEIVE someone who comes to Him in fake reverence and asks God to show him something. Mankind has been playing games with God for so long that this aspect of God's character is going to manifest itself in a huge way. We have been seeing this already.
I think you might emphasize a little more the horror, and I don't think it's understated, of a God who is so fed up (Noah's flood, for example), that He will actually make it nigh on impossible for man to even FIND the truth, since man doesn't want it in the first place. It is no longer going to be a matter of someone who knows the gospel, but wants to "wait" until it "feels right" or until he or she is ready to "settle down and get my life together." God himself, who has been calling man to repentance for 6,000 years now, will finally have had a bellyful, and will fix it so that man will send himself to the Lake of Fire, all the while convincing himself that he is really enjoying the ride on the way to the Lake.
Man has written God out of the equation of human life and history, and has decided that he is going to do things his way, and to hell with God. God saw this and even commented on it in Genesis 11:6. God realizes the incredible potential that man has, even fallen man, and what man is capable of. This is especially true when God looks at man's potential for evil. So, God SCRAMBLES MEN'S BRAINS. The tower of Babel and the tribulation are very similar in that God will step in and pickle man's gray matter to put a stop to man's plans for a world that leaves God out of the picture.
Anyway, just some thoughts on emphasis on God sending strong delusion and why. Somewhat disjointed thoughts, too.
Everything was very well done. It looks like that must have taken a long time.
READER SIX COMMENTS
This reader struggles with the evil in Jack Hyles in particular, but also in Independent Fundamental Baptist churches at large. While there are many IFB churches walking orderly before Christ, this group of Churches have massive issues in the area of brutality, pastoral wickedness, and in the thing Christ hated so much in the Pharisees-- traditions of man.
I just want to thank you for gathering all the info on Jack Hyles. I had been listening to a lot of sermons etc on the jesus-is-savior.com site and somehow got reading about the accusations and he does indeed seem to have been a total nutcase. I had to super-edit my own website and I will have to make sure it is OK for people to read (not sending them into error).
It makes me wonder if there are ANY decent churches out there... I guess there are a couple here and there lol.. I don't think there are any within 500 mi of me unfortunately.
I spent a lot of time in the Baptist church when I was younger, and usually they were OK but wow some of the Independent ones are really extreme. Have you heard that Steven Anderson guy on YouTube? he is in Tempe, AZ and wants to stone gays to death. He must have gone to Hyle's school because he kicks people out of his church (swearing at them) and gets loud and violent.
On the other hand, I don't like the liberals who say "whatever I say is OK, is good and pure"...
Anyway thank you again, and I was sickened to learn that not only Jack and his son AND his son in law BUT ALSO David Stewart are all sickos.... It just blows my mind. It makes it difficult to trust any church......
READER SEVEN TALKS ABOUT THE SUPERSTITION OF THE ALTAR CALL
Here is the morbid power of Fundamental Baptist tradition. This brother has been cultivated in the tradition that nothing good ever happens in ones life until they go to the altar during the "altar call" and weep and wail for a while. Please think about the virtual evil done to the mind of this brother. He is under as much superstition in this issue as any Yubangi in the Congo tossing the chicken bones to learn his destiny.
I attend a Fundamental Independent Baptist Church and have attended since I was born. Like you, we believe that salvation is by faith. I have asked Jesus to come into my heart many times, sincerely, with many different people, but it was all to avoid the alter call. I do not know why I have such a fear of walking an aisle to be saved. I know you can be saved any place, and that it is a matter faith, not where you are at, that gets you to heaven. This knowledge however does not give me any assurance that I am saved though. I am beginning to think that it is pride preventing me from being saved because I won’t walk an aisle. I don’t want to refuse Christ. I know that he is the way , the truth, and the life.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
READER EIGHT GIVES ME ENCOURAGEMENT AS WE FACE EVIL
Please note the tone of hope and encouragement as the end of this letter. We all need to discipline ourselves to stop being overcome by evil, and provoke one another to love and good works.
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Where to begin? Thanks seems appropriate first, so I sincerely thank you for the many hours of research and study you put into the article on the Great Tribulation.
First, it was sobering and heart wrenching to read and I can certainly see why you warned people not to read any of it before bedtime. I can also understand why you had times of depression from your study of the events to come. I certainly felt the same for a few days after reading the entire article.
Secondly, the article has given me pause to reexamine my own life and current walk with my Lord. Am I truly passionate to see others come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ so as to avoid the wrath to come? Am I leading by example to those I come in contact with on a regular basis? Do they see and hear a difference in me? Time is short. So very short.
Lastly, although I believe we are absolutely hurdling towards the Great Tribulation and the days are increasingly difficult, it is an exciting time for those of us who are born again! Whether we die first or are raptured with the church, we will soon gaze upon His glorious face and experience fulness of joy in His presence! Oh, happy day :)
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
READER NINE TALKS ABOUT WAR MAKERS
Thousands of Bible believers have played the fool by wrapping their Bible in the American flag. If you are one of these patriots who mix your zeal for Christ with cheering for nationalism and war makers, this one will make you angry. The making of war is a serious defect in the human character, and war making is possibly the most powerful proof that man is fallen in treacherous sin.
Way mongers in the Lord's Church love to talk about David, the warring king. David was ordered to go to war to wreck God's wrath on the Philistines. Here is a verse that indicates that David, given a choice, would not choose war.
120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
Honoring killers is thought of as very evil, as when we see Neo-Nazi sites online exalting Adolph Hitler. But, remember please, the Lutherans and Catholics of Germany thought Hitler was a great leader. Sure, they were deceived, but consider please-- how is the massacre of millions of Arabs in the Middle East by the US Military a lot different from the gas chambers of Hitler? Millions of Arabs have been killed who were not part of the battle of controversy. It is all passed off by American leaders by a bit of New Speak as "collateral damage." What if I shot a deer, and in the process killed your daughter next door. And, what if I said, "Well, as we hunt for our food we may have a bit of collateral damage. That is to be expected."
Now, THINK, instead of reacting as a racist patriotic bigot, driven to beastly logic and propaganda about Arabs and Islam.
Point of reference quote of this letter:
It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
Anarchist Fred Woodworth
It seems the implication here is that all who fight in wars are human rubbish and that only "peaceful" civilians are worthy. Woodworth surely must be aware that it is not those who go to war who start wars, but their "civilian" leaders.
How simplistic to blame the war-fighter, who may well have been a draftee or in some other way compelled to don the military uniform. Before then, he was a civilian. He may be a once-gentle spirit who took up arms out of a sense of outrage at the evil doings of a foreign power that, in his perception, was threatening to his homeland - his HOME-land - wherein reside all those he loves. Or financial necessity may have led him to risk death or dismemberment to feed his loved ones. These are not types of war lovers.
The war lovers are those civilians in high office who are drunk with the power they are able to bring to bear against people or leaders of nations that oppose them; with their power to call out armed forced to quiet rumblings in their own backyards. Or they are what we these days call "social activists" who raise up waves of outrage against some political point of view, whether internal or external, that stands opposed to their personal position.
And young men and women take up arms and march to the sound of battle, all too frequently under the command of a"civilians" disguised as military commanders. All too often, sadly, because those inept commanders have only "book knowledge" that has not been tried in the furnaces of battle, they lead those unfortunates they command into the jaws of death never to return.
Then, of course, there are the corporate chieftains and stockholders who are so eager for high pay or profits that they urge war on the other civilians who rule nations. And the labor union leaders who demand war so that their membership might have jobs.
The worst of all the "civilians" who thrive on war are the senior military officers, many who have never smelled the stench of battle, eager for promotions or medals, some of whom have their eyes on good jobs with companies in the military-industrial complex after they retire.
Who fights wars?
Who at the end of the day finds himself, or herself, painted with the residue of burnt gunpowder and stained with the blood of friends or foes, sits quietly experiencing the crash that follows every enduring adrenaline rush in battle, perhaps picking pieces of what were a friend from his web gear? It may be a young man who, unable to go to college, puts on the uniform as a means to escape big city slums. Or it could be a young woman who joined the Forces in order to learn a skill that would equip her for a job in the civilian world, but found herself reclassified as an infantry grunt. And there are young college graduates, some of whom took four years of ROTC classes in order that the government would pay for the education they could not otherwise afford.
I wonder if anarchist Fred Woodworth understands that there is a distinction between those who start wars and those who fight in them.
SUMMARY OF THESE READERS' OBSERVATIONS
All of these readers are very rational friends. I have intentionally avoided kooks who just like to rant and rave. What I hope you see is that we have what Henry Kissinger long ago called, "An escalation of hostilities." By this I mean that Satan must sense that his time is short. Thus, he is turning up the heat of raw wickedness, as much as Satan can with his power, so that his imps can drive humanity into deeper levels of depravity.
But, the most evil entity, contrary to the teaching of most Bible teachers and preachers, is NOT Satan. It is your fellow worker in the market place. It is the other students in your university classes. It may even be the pastor in your local church. IT MAY BE YOU YOURSELF. I will thus agree with God in the following, and if you do not agree with God in this, evil men will destroy you, even after you have defeated Satan:
17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
While it is now the End Times, as presented in the Bible prophetic texts, it is also time for a reaping of a harvest. If you are sowing weeds, you will reap weeds. If you are sowing wheat, you will reap wheat. I am a pretty competent gardener, and I know you reap just what you sow. This year I planted starts of cherry tomatoes in the late Winter. I transplanted them to the garden in the Spring, and what I got was a large maroon tomato. I had not been careful enough when I selected seed.
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.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Verse 10 is almost always quoted alone. The context is about people who would be rich. They do not have to actually BE rich now, rather, they only need to lust for wealth. There are millions of poor people who lust for riches, and their soul is soured just a badly as Warren Buffet's or Donald Trump's.
This verse also explains the discontentment of people worldwide. They have enough for life, indeed, they often have much more than they need of life's necessities, yet they crave more. Daddy makes easily enough money in the work place to support his family, but Mommy wants something more. Thus, Daddy and Mommy are not at home to raise their kids, and the kids become listless slobs and often never mature into adults. They end their own lives waiting for wealth to come pouring into their lives.
Thus lust for money also explains many other evils in the world. War, to the United States, is ALL about controlling the oil of the world and raping nation after nation for its natural resources. It is all about more wealth and the USA being the richest nation on earth. And, some of you damned to hell preachers preach this message as if the Carpenter of Nazareth invented it.
Lust for wealth is what ALL faith healing is about in the Charismatic movement. Faith healing leads straight to the "Name it and Claim it" doctrine. It is preached by Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, and by the mega church pastors like Joel Osteen. When anyone accuses these men of living only for wealth, they respond, "God has simply blessed me because I am his child and do work for him." Of course, they carefully dodge and weave around this.....
8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart
unto the other side.
19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
Joel Osteen will NEVER follow Jesus Christ into poverty. Nor will any other preacher who hammers the saints to give, give, give. This is why Fundamental Baptist preachers preach on giving and tithing so much. They are damned to hell and lost, and they preach just enough Gospel to fool you sheeple into believing they are born again. Their lust for cash is as obvious as a freight train hitting a Cadillac at the crossing, but you silly asses keep covering that devil of a preacher with cash, right?
So, find the trail to the cash, and you will understand the man. If the trail runs back to a man who lives a plain life, and he is not talking about his next acquisition of toys all the time, you have found a true servant of Jesus Christ. You are in good company.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
So, is there evil in you? Are you living for your lust for wealth and power?
THE EVIL RIGHT TO HUSTLE-- MARITAL FIDELITY
Here is a lady marriage counselor doing a TED talk. Much of what she says is true, but the underlying theme is that people will be unfaithful, AND it is an urge that cannot be controlled, so we need to be patient and kind to one another about infidelity. This is the evil message the world hammers into your kids AND YOU daily. Are you really dealing with it?
This lady is preaching the seductive message that evil is not all that evil.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Are you inhaling the incense of these intellectual TED types? Are you shopping for the right to wander and be unfaithful to your spouse and to your God?
Over half of all marriages end in divorce, with many people having multiple divorces. Some of these people are Christians, and some of them want to attend Bible believing churches. But, sooner of later, these divorced Christians want to talk about their "Ex," and when they do they ALWAYS seek sympathy from undivorced saints by inviting them to condemn the "Ex" for misconduct. This then brings a spirit or rebellion into the local church as the people, and often the pastor, condone or excuse the rebellious sin of divorce.
Infidelity and adultery come next, at least in the mind. And, then the church becomes a brothel, in spite of the "sound Bible teaching" of the alleged pastor. This is the pressure we are talking about in these evil times, that is, just one example of it.
But, this pressure of evil must have been around a long time ago. Watch this man from ancient Bible times:
Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
First, Job, in verse 1, may well have made a covenant with his wife, but here he takes the thing to a higher standard. He made a covenant with HIS eyes. That means that, when Mrs. Job was far away, he was still under a covenant. When Mrs. Job was old and not as exciting in bed anymore, he was not going to "look around" with those eyes of his.
Second, Job, in verse 7, tells us the root of the problem-- letting the heart, the lust, the desires, lead the eyes. Verse 6 shows that Mrs. Job is not the most powerful force. Job does not consider only what she would think if she knew Job's eyes were wandering. Job says that he wants to be judged by God who will know his integrity.
So, the temptation to do evil, in a world wide culture of promiscuity and lust for self-gratification, is the same today. From all sides, and even at the church house, we will be helped to turn off of the narrow way. The solution is to make a covenant with our own heart, and ask God to be the witness. Anything short of that will end in total defeat and wretched living.
Nadine Coker sings the verdict.
"Gonna reap what you sow"
Johnny sings the same message, and if you sanctimonious church house fakirs will not face the fact that evil is deadly and destroys you, this old boy from Nashville gets it straight. If he can figure it out, why can't some of you Fundamental Baptist preachers preach on sin and evil?
THE EVIL RIGHT TO REBEL AND PROTEST
Saint, you have no rights, period. I am sick of you people who claim to be ambassadors for Christ, as in II Corinthians 5:20, telling me that we need to save our US Constitutional rights. You now have the right to marry a sodomite. You now have the right to kill unborn babies. You now have the right to nag and nanny anyone you meet if you think they are not politically correct.
But, the most deadly aspect of all this "rights" hollering is this..... You think you have the right to freedom of speech, and some of you dead heads claim the founding fathers got this from the Bible. I will show you your rights FROM THE BIBLE as to you flapping lower jaw:
Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
You are NOT called of God to blow off at the mouth any time you think you need to exercise your "rights." Wisdom, as in the text above, is all about using your time right, the time God gives you. And, you are obligated to your God and his Word to walk right past the US Constitution to a higher standard, and ask, "Am I showing grace? Am I seasoning this conversation the way Jesus would, and am I answering as Jesus would?"
Some of you folks out there would not shut your mouth to save your soul. And, that goes for your guns as well. If the US Government ever comes confiscating our guns, a lot of Bible believers will end up either dead trying to defend their guns, or they will end up in a FEMA camp being drugged to death.
Finally, you do not have the right to rebel against authority.
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
The classic come back, from Christians who are political rebels, is to add a caveat. They tell us the if the king is doing evil, we must rebel against him. Problem: That is not in the text above, and it is not anywhere in the Bible. Kings all do evil. The whole point is this..... avoid trouble. You have better things to do for God. Jesus paid his tax to Caesar, and all the Caesars but one were flaming sodomites. When the Roman ruler was finding Jesus worthy of crucifixion, Jesus said nothing. What a horrible thing to do-- he totally failed to demand his rights. Is that your Jesus? No? Well then, who in the name of sanity told you to rebel against Caesar?
Do you see why I used the title, The Distraction of Evil, for the title of this article? Evil is coming at us nonstop under pressure, and the worst of it is, the sales pitch to do evil often comes for alleged Christians.
It is very important to understand that rebellion was the first sin in Bible history. Lucifer rebelled against God, and after Creation, Eve rebelled against God and invited Adam to do so also. There will be no rebels in heaven, and if you are actually born again, I can promise you that all of your rebel blather and bluster and scheming will go up in smoke at the judgment of your works in heaven.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
You rebel Christians will lose all of your reward, whether you rebel against Caesar or against you employer. You would ordinarily go to hell for that, but God has said above that you will just barely be saved because all of your vile works burn up and are forgotten. My, my, you will sure do a lot of listening in heaven for eternity. You will have nothing to talk about in the way of victories and service to Christ because you were too busy sneaking more guns out of a gun show.
THE EVIL RIGHT TO JUDGE
The world is quick to quote the verse, Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. But, they only believe that applies to Christians they cannot tolerate, and they will even accuse a Christian of judging if he simply declines a drink, or as a friend of mine did, declines to go to an office eat-out at Hooters where the waitresses were nearly naked.
People you are involved with in this world believe they have the right to judge, and you will often feel the sting of their hypocritical justice. We now review the ways and venues of unrighteous judgment.
Judgment at the Church House:
"Brother, your problem is that you are in rebellion against God," says the preacher. The preacher uses various Bible proof texts to prove to his victims that he is the supreme judge of the local church.
This is the answer given by thousands of Fundamental Baptist preachers to anyone who asks for clarification about something the pastor said in their Sunday sermon. This is machine gun judgment, and it has NO love in it for the victim. But, these preachers believe that they have a divine right to bring down damnation on anyone. This is nothing but a Baptist Roman Catholic. These preachers are behaving exactly like the Inquisitor General of the Vatican. These preachers are wolves in sheeps' clothing, and there is NO reason to believe they are even born again. Leave that church at once.
Jesus used a phrase with the Pharisees that has always gotten my attention:
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
Many other such things ye pastors do. You judge men unjustly in a hundred ways. You assume people in front of you are all potentially damned sinners and faking salvation, when in fact, you are told that love believeth all things. You flatter people who give well, and you are lying in that. You talk about how wonderful your local church is to sinners around town, and you are in the middle of a church fight. You preach against pornography, and you are peeking at it late at night. Your piety is a damned lie, sir. You LOVE and make a lie. I tell readers here at this journal that you are probably not even born again. Thousands of "Baptist" pulpits like yours are filled with devils, and I help people escape from scum bags like you.
Judgment in The Work Place:
One man I know worked in a Government agency where there were strict nanny rules forbidding any misconduct toward woman. An employee under my friend's authority started harassing a very attractive Hispanic lady who unfortunately also did not dress in the most modest way. The harassment became childish and possibly with a bit of racist inconsideration, and the Hispanic lady was getting panicky and frightened of the harasser. My friend fired the man. Later, the fired man's friend went several levels up the organization and had my friend fired.
Even though we now approach the era of the Antichrist, you who are Bible believers will not be rounded up and put in concentration camps. Life will be good in this world, as it was good right up to the day Noah entered into the ark. But, you WILL have tribulation.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Tribulation, according to Strong's Concordance-- Pressure (literally or figuratively):--afflicted(-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.
So, before you start a pity party, understand that this is all the tribulation you will ever see. Your unsaved coworkers will see a lot worse after you are taken to your Lord:
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And, your tribulation is allowed by our Lord for a reason:
Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Some of this tribulation will be simply caused in our world by the filthy perverted behavior now raging through modern life. Other tribulation will be because you are judged as a nuisance and a trouble maker. As you try to avoid lying, cheating, and conspiracy in the work place, you will end up being a spoiler without even knowing it until you are shown the door.
Dave was an air traffic controller.
Dave loved the pressure as hot and heavy as possible. He was sent to a mid-sized city to work in the control tower. He had been in the Chicago Tri-Plex which did air traffic for three Chicago international airports, and he loved that level of pressure. The next city was not nearly as busy, and the other employees had too much time on their hands.
The first problem was that they played loud rock music in the control tower. Dave asked the director if this was appropriate since the FAA required a subdued atmosphere with no distractions. The Director told Dave to get used to it.
The next thing blind sided Dave. Dave would listen to preaching tapes during his lunch hour with head phones. Other employees asked him what he was listening to, and he told them. They then started asking Dave about his religious beliefs. Dave told them.
Finally, after quite a few of these question over several weeks, an employee complained that Dave was forcing his religion on other employees. The director, terrified of Dave for asking about the rock music, (He feared Dave would report the infraction) launched an effort to declare Dave a mental case and dangerous.
The end of the story was that Dave was declared socially odd by a shrink, and he was discharged. The FAA tried to hang Dave out to dry, but an attorney convinced the FAA that he was not insane as charged, and Dave was given half a pension. I would like to warn you about the city airport involved, but I need to protect Dave from further trouble.
In this world you will be judged, and you will have tribulation because you belong to Jesus Christ. In fact, a Bible believer who has no enemies in this world is worthless as tits on a boar hog. Some of you wimpy namby pamby Christians who read this article will possibly become my enemies. Some of the most violent attacks on this journal have been by Christian gurus who stand condemned in their own eyes by the truth presented here. I am only delighted to have such worthy enemies.
HE HAS NO ENEMIES
He has no enemies, you say?
My friend, your boast is poor:
He who hath mingled in the fray
Of duty that the brave endure,
Must have made foes.
If he has none,
Small is the work that he has done.
He has hit no traitor on the hip,
Hast cast no cup from perjured lip.
He has opposed no traitor's stand;
Has rescued none from Satan's hand?
Has never turned the wrong to right?
He's been a coward in the fight!
Judgment at School
A Christina student in the public school systems of America, Canada, Europe, and Australia will be judged a fanatic at once. Teachers will go out of their way to destroy that student's faith. They will punish or fail the student if he adds his believe about evolution at the bottom of the test page. I saw this in the High School of Grant, Michigan long ago, and that whole area was saturated with Dutch Reformed (allegedly) Christians. I never heard of one Dutch Reformed pastor defending his church kids at school.
The Christian student needs strong support from his parents and pastor. A Christian son of a man I know was in in a public school in the lower grades. The teacher sent home coloring pictures of dinosaurs for the kids to color as homework. This boy asked his Dad what color to color the dinosaurs. His Dad said any color since no one had any proof what color they were. So, the kid painted the dinosaur pink. The teacher was furious, and ordered the kid to start over and paint the dinosaur green. She said reptiles were not pink. I have included a picture of a pink reptile from Arizona, the only poisonous lizard in the USA. If you see one while wandering around the Southwest USA do not pick it up.
The father went to the principal and demanded the teacher be reprimanded, which was done. But, the teacher made trouble for this kid for the rest of the year. He had blasphemed the god of Evolution.
You as a parent need to teach your children that when they are judged and accused by unsaved people, they are earning a reward from God one day. And, any pastor worth his salt will defend any kid in his church who is persecuted in the public schools. I am all for home schooling, but the fact that a kid is in the public school is no reason for you to let him suffer to force his parents to home school. It is a wicked hireling pastor who refuses to pray for and defend his church's kids in the public school.
Judgment in the market place
Have you been defrauded or falsely accused lately? When a customer demands to receive money back long after the warrantee expires, and when the business owner is a Christian, the trick used to force the Christian businessman to go along with the cheater will be, "I thought you were a Christian. You sure don't act like a Christian." This will come from the town drunk who is famous for hating God and the Church.
A man moved from Tennessee to Ohio and lived for ten years there. He then moved back to Tennessee and lived on a lake. The rule in Tennessee is that the home owner cannot build or put anything permanent for a specified distance between the lake and his home. The man knew this because he had lived in Tennessee before.
A lady from the county offices came to look at his home, and she told him he could not build anything on the area next to the lake. The man told here he knew that already. The lady then said, "We have to watch this because some of you Yankees don't know what the laws are." The man was enraged. He was a Tennessee boy from his birth, but because he had lived in Ohio for ten years, the lady slurred him as a Yankee. Calling someone a Yankee in Tennessee is a very serious insult. The man became so engaged that he threatened to shoot her with a shot gun if she ever came back around. She didn't.
The man in the story was not a born again Christian, but his experience illustrates the instinct of many people to judge others as guilty of something. As a Bible believer, you will be judged and insulted by people around you, and if they learn you are a Christian, they will expect you to take the insults without complaint. Every damned-to-hell sinner out there knows that Jesus told you to accept persecution joyfully, and they will hold you to it.
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
This is very hard to do sometimes, but only in this Christ like mindset will you ever have a testimony for Christ which is convincing to sinners.
Judgment by Caesar
Janet Napolitano, while she was director of the US Department of Homeland Security, made the statement that US Military Veterans are potential terrorists. She then went on to say that Christians who carry a Bible around, attend Bible studies, and believe in prophecy, are potential terrorists.
How do these people in high places come to believe they can lie about the people like this? The answer is all about CONTROL. The leaders of this world are running scared as the Laodiceans, that is, the rebellious End Times mob, is rising up against authority, as we discussed in an above topic. So, world leaders, right down to the cop on the beat, accuse the people they deal with of evil. This is done to keep the masses and asses at bay. And, it works with many people.
When Caesar or his imps accuse you unjustly, simply walk on, and stop the panic party. They do not even know you. They are simply exercising the right of kings..... flog the peasants who are innocent so that the really guilty ones will fear the king.
You, dear Bible believer, need to understand that you have no business entering into these perverted and evil judgmental activities. It is a treacherous testimony for you if you climb into the judge's bench. Even Jesus said he came not to judge, so how is it possible that YOU are a judge?
It is time for Bible believers to stop holding court and look for ways to be like Jesus.
John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
But, we also see, by the example of Jesus, that we will be judged as wicked and dangerous if we walk orderly and life as Jesus would in this world. The world is vastly more vicious on Bible believers than on their own. So, we must learn to rejoice when we are judged.
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
One last thought:
The wicked will tell you that Jesus told us not to judge. These people are living in gross wickedness, or they approve of it, and they know just enough Bible to hammer Bible believers into submission to political correctness.
Please understand this, saint. You are to judge wickedness, especially you preachers.
Jesus said, John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
This means that we are not to judge by what we see, rather, we must judge based on what is PROVEN. Many things appear to be evil on the face of it, but after investigation we find that there is an innocent or necessary reason for what we saw.
If you came to our property here in Texas and saw me walking around with a tree sticking out of my ear, what would you think? So, would you at least ask, "Steve, why do you have a tree sticking out of your ear?" You see, it is very typical of fallen reprobate sinners that they judge before they have all the information. So, judge, but only after you have more information than the "appearance," according to Jesus.
God says that, in the Messianic Kingdom, there will be an abundance of judging by spiritual leaders.
Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
If you claim to be a Bible teacher for the Lord's Church, you have not finished you job until you:
1. Show the saints the difference between the profane and the holy, and
2. Make judgment in controversy.
Rightly dividing the Word of Truth includes judgment of this world, and that includes vile and blasphemous people. And, it includes heretics and wolves in sheep's clothing. You have NOT finished the job until you NAME them. Simply telling of a heretic or false prophet as an illustration of some error or heresy, without naming them, is wicked. How will the sheep know whom to avoid?
Once the battle is engaged, the diplomats go home. If you want to make peace between me and the Pope, or any other heretic, get out of my life. I hate you with perfect hatred, and I will openly expose you to the saints as a wolf.
Psalms 139:19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
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.
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.
THE EVIL RIGHT TO LIE
Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
There is no other choice for a Bible believer. But, the world has come to a point where lying is endemic in all cultures. Politicians, car dealers, lawyers, and doctors are rather famous liars. They lie to cover up their folly, and they even lie to please those higher up the pyramid of influence. If the lies kill people or sends them to prison, these people just laugh it off.
But, all people lie, and they have come to prefer lies rather than the truth. If you tell your boss you stupidly ignored your cell phone alarm and were late, he will be grumpy about it. If you tell him you were held up by an accident on the highway, he will accept that and say nothing. He knows you lied, but he prefers a lie that he can accept without a conflict developing.
And, in the local church, in ALL denominations, the worst liars are the preachers. They lie to cover up their laziness, they lie to exaggerate their attendance when talking to other preachers, and they lie to cover up their porn watching. The people follow their example after they catch the preacher lying. The deacons lie, and the people lie. Much of this can even be simply to help other members cover up their own sins and rebellion.
So, lying is endemic, and this form of evil should not shock us.
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
The only way to be justified in our speech is to stop lying. Furthermore, why do we not simply tell people we do not want to answer incriminating questions? The media of the world are enraged when a politician says he does not care to answer a question. The media would actually prefer a lie to no answer at all. The media used to ferret out lies and expose them, but today the media prints the lies of our leaders without question.
You do not have the right to lie, as our modern culture would have it. You do have the right to remain silent, both in Christians fellowship and in daily commerce with humanity.
Ecclesiastes 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.
13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
Amos must have been talking far down the road to our day as well as Israel's. Rebuke of evil, as in verse 10, is hated today. People hate the truth. Thanks, Amos, you are spot on. And, in verse 13 we see the solution. The prudent shall keep silent. We now live in a day when it is not just a waste of time to declare the truth openly, it is deadly and can lead to serious persecution. Are we obligated to tell the truth to just anyone we happen to meet, and I am talking about the ultimate truth, the Gospel?
Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
If I were to meet Richard Dawkins, Bill Meher, or Jon Stewart at random somewhere, I would not volunteer the Gospel message to them. Why? Answer: These men have declared their hate for Jesus Christ and everything I stand for in Christ. If they asked me what I believed, I would tell them and walk away. They are possessed of devils, as are all Atheists, and they want war, not salvation.
We are back to this:
Psalms 31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Are you the final authority
on every question preacher?
The peril in being the resident expert
is that you will be a liar over and over.
You not only have NO right to lie, but you are clearly given a choice to simply remain silent when you are with wicked men, and that includes in the world at large, as well as in the church house. The Matthew text above makes it very clear that when someone turns and rends you, it may very well be because you talk too much. And, I end this topic by challenging you preachers..... does your mouth run off too much? Maybe you could study to do your own business sometimes.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
You have a right to remain silent.
THE EVIL RIGHT TO SPEND
Definition- Spend- "Pay out (money) in buying or hiring goods or services."
Is this a right?
Answer: Yes, in our modern culture.
Is spending a right to a born again child of God?
Here is a parable which shows the power in buying and spending, and it is the power to destroy zeal for Christ.
Luke 14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
God calls all men to salvation in Jesus Christ, and many make excuses why they cannot be saved right now. And, the most common reason men put off the Gospel is their lust to buy and spend. Are YOU spending yourself out of fellowship with Jesus Christ? Oh, you are born again all right, but you are so preoccupied with your spending power that Christ has been pushed aside. And, you think you have a "right" to this spending life style. You earned it. Here, this Bud's for you.
Let me make this very clear..... Modern commercial enterprises are selling Americans a lovely prison, and all the people of the world will suck up the propaganda and lust for stuff. This prison has walls shining with diamonds and rubies. Diamonds of I-pads, lap tops, virtual reality, robots, and so many more shiny toys that build the walls around us. People do not see that the system of commerce and the Satanic New World Order engineers have no need for FEMA camps and violent persuasion. They have you right where they want you by firing your ego and telling you that you have a right to your glittering prison.
Some of you Christians have the notion that soon the world system will round us up and lock us up in concentration camps and eventually drug us to death or drive us mad with Psy Ops.
WRONG-- You people are building your own prison, and you are your own prison guards.
READ THAT LAST SENTENCE AGAIN PLEASE
And, it is all done with propaganda from the media, big business, the public schools, and Hollywood. The US Government is actually a low key player in this game.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
This is based in England, but it is precisely the same program in the USA
The Men Who Made Us Spend - Part 1/3
The Men Who Made Us Spend - Part 2/3
The Men Who Made Us Spend - Part 3/3
Back to our topic here-- The Right to Spend. How do you feel after watching the three videos. This stealth commercial system of mind control is simply a scam to drive you into a prison of your own making, that is, by driving you to lust for stuff and spend well beyond your means..... THIS is your prison, and as long as you keep bowing to the idols called Stuff, you will remain in bondage along with your unsaved wicked friends.
It is a right, you know. You deserve stuff from the god Stuff. God is good to us, but you deserve better than that if you have the spending power.
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Jesus said, Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Do you REALLY believe that?
HERE IS A VERY THOROUGH STUDY OF PROPAGANDA, THE SALES KIND.
This video is possibly even more troubling than the three above. The principle of being in a prison of self-indulgence is even clearer in this one.
Isaiah 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
I would far rather have a good steak at Austin Land and Cattle than buy the latest cell phone. In fact, I refuse to upgrade. I have an aged flip phone which works just fine, and NSA cannot tell where I am because it does not have GPS.
THE EVIL RIGHT TO BE A SLOB
All over the world people are resorting to gross behavior, sloppy dress, and devilish fashion. Tattoos are appearing on people in positions of influence, and bling bling is hanging from people like flies on a turd. I recently saw a nicely dressed lady being interviewed on a news show, and she had a ring in her nose like an old sow in the barnyard. Bah
Also, people go out to dinner dressed like they just came from a baboon convention. Many men, like the loser in the photo, grow a beard that looks like a wino needing a shave. And, I am amazed to see how some people come to the local church gatherings. They are not dressed like poor people who have nothing else to wear. They are dressed in high priced pre-washed stone ground rags.
How did Jesus affect his disciples as to demeanor and social grace? This is answered by something that happened when the Jewish leaders held court to accuse Peter and John of preaching the Gospel.
Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
If Peter had come into the court room smelling of fish and wearing a full assortment of Babylonian bling bling, the Jewish leaders would not have noticed that he had been with Jesus.
Mark it down, sir..... You will be of little of no use to God if you look and talk like a slob. That is NOT one of your rights under anyone's law.
EVIL RIGHT TO MOUTH OFF
This is part of being a well rounded slob. Modern society has taken freedom of speech to mean the freedom to be obnoxious with our mouth. Politicians today are far more verbally gross than they were when I was a kid. Teachers in school are mouthy and insulting. And, all of this runs back to television and social media.
That is what teaches your kids how to converse. The fact that the judge couple were fired from the X-Factor is not going to sink in. The verbal attack tells the viewer that this is cool. And, the response of the third lady judge only caused the audience to divide into those who approved of verbal murder and those who disapproved. This is freedom of speech in the 21st century. It leads to hate and murder.
Furthermore, the USA has lead the world in adding art, music, and nakedness to "freedom of speech." Nakedness is not speech. The theory is, it makes a statement. Well, so does a rattle snake when it shakes its tail, but that is not speech. Nor is lewd art speech. It is cultural rubbish. We are headed for a day when people can do any filthy thing they wish in public.
So, what is the standard for the Bible believer?
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 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
Psalms 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
As a Bible believer, you HAVE NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH. You are supposed to sound like Jesus, and there is no Bill of Rights.
Finally, when we talk all the time, especially chattering on and on at social media and in self-serving conversation, we learn very little. The dumbing down of the White Race nations is not because of Hollywood and television as much as it is from people becoming ego maniacs and narcissists. We Bible believers must start over, and we must teach our children how to listen and when to shut up and think.
You cannot know God unless you learn to shut up and listen.
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
This last video is on a musical topic, but it ends spot on to our discussion here. So, please do not start it unless you have 20 minutes to watch it all. You will understand.
THE EVIL RIGHT TO BE A BIG LOSER- A ZERO
The whole culture of the Western world, especially the White Race, is summed up in this-- "You have the right to be absolutely anything you want to be except responsible." We have two generations of people who are committed to the concept that mediocrity is noble. We stand on the shoulders of great achievers from two generations back, and we coast.
This is possibly the worst result of being distracted by propaganda and the politically correct doctrine.
This video will show you how this works:
End of video
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
I have news for you friend..... God is not "in you" to help you be a pointless slob and accomplish nothing special with your life. So, what are YOU living for?
This video discusses how we have a generation of losers who really believe they are the center of the universe and very special.
WE ARE RAISING A GENERATION OF DELUDED NARCISSISTS
LADY ON THE SUBWAY
A devil possessed lady attacks a drunk man. So, the guards on the subway attack the drunk. This is a perfect example of what the future will be like worldwide for all people, and until the Messiah Jesus Christ comes back to remove his Church, the Bride, from this world, this will be YOUR world.
How do we relate to such evil people? We cannot fix it. God gave us prophetic instruction, which we will study below, indicating that we will simply have to deal with this wicked world until we are out of here. I think we need to see that David had the same problem with wicked people. We need to sing songs like the following Psalm:
Psalms 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
LET GOD ARISE- Clint Miller sings. RealAudio needed.
GAY MARRIAGE AND ABORTIONIST MURDERERS
Thus, we may usher the wicked, as with abortion lovers and sodomites, into the presence of God, and tell them to go right ahead and do their wickedness. But, ask them if they would please go to hell quietly.
"So, you have a filthy marriage according to God. That is what you want, and you need to enjoy it. But, could you please go filthy yourselves quietly..... like straights who are married..... please?"
Why am I so blunt in this?
Answer: When you chase the wicked down the broad way hammering them about their wicked ways and evil lusts, you are not on the narrow way anymore. You are over there on the broad way chasing people with a message they rejected long ago. You are called to (Verse 4 above) "Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him."
Psalms 141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
PROOFED TO HERE
PATRIOTISM AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
I will now mess with your mind some, but my motive is to exalt Christ. Watch the video linked about education in Russia. As you watch this, consider please that America is attacking anything to do with God and Christian truth in all schools.
Yes, that was a private school. But, the background of this is that, from Vladimir Putin to the lowest level of public life in Russia, Christianity is exalted. The common greeting on the street today is, "He is risen," and that includes the halls of the Kremlin. You need to understand that the Russian flag stands for the promotion of Christian values and the restraining of sodomy. The US flag, on the other hand, stands for killing unborn babies and sodomite marriage. This are not glorious freedoms in the USA. Only a scoundrel would claim that the US flag still stands for righteous and Christian principles.
While you are defending the US Constitution, your Bible is sitting at home on the shelf gathering dust. The US Constitution is a very flawed document, and it is NOT the reason God blessed America. God blessed America in spite of the US Constitution. He would have been a lot more impressed with George Washington and the "founding fathers" if they had simply made the King James Bible the USA's official document. The fact that your mind is questioning my reasoning for saying that shows how your mind has been infused by evil logic and the ways of the wicked. You would probably actually refuse the Bible as our national document if given a choice.
Finally, in discussing national loyalty and patriotism, we must remember that Jesus did NOT die for nations, and he did not die for America. He died for people, one by one, and he has no favorite people to whom he offers salvation. So, this rubbish about keeping America a Christian nation is just that-- rubbish. There never has been a Christian nation anywhere any time since Christ died to save men. Also, we must remember our role in America as Christians. We are not to ever be full participants in national life for the following reason:
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
A Christian is an ambassador of Jesus Christ to the people with whom he lives. As with human ambassadors, the ambassador of Christ must never become a participant in national activities which will in ANY WAY distract him from his role as an ambassador. Flag waving for the faggot nation is totally out of order for the born again Bible believer. He must keep himself separate from sinners and their national wickedness so that, when he is asked what he thinks about this or that, he will at once speak only what Jesus would say to those people.
So, in what way must a Christian relate to the rulers of his nation where he lives?
1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
This is not for patriotic purposes, it is so that we will not offend in the order of the nation. If a law violates the law of God (NOT if it violates the US Constitution), we must choose the higher law of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:20 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.
There is nowhere else a Bible believer must "keep" himself, and that includes nationalism and patriotism. A lot of you alleged "Christian patriots" are so flaming whipped up about your patriotic notions simply because you are far from God, ignore Bible reading, and lack the gumption to raise godly kids. So, you wave the flag, cheer for war Veterans, and you shoot off $500 worth of fire works every 4th of July. This mongrel version of Christian zeal provokes me so much that I refuse to stand in church when some preacher asks all the US Military Veterans to stand. I hate this wicked exaltation of warriors of the most murderous bully nation on earth during a local church gathering. I served my time, sir, and that is my verdict. Keep your opinions to yourself unless you served your time also.
HOW BAD WILL EVIL BE IN THE END TIMES?
AND, WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT EVIL?
How Bad will Evil Be?
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Verse 36- Neither Bible believers nor the wicked know the day the Lord will come. When anyone tells you they can narrow it down to some time frame, they are a heretic. Ignore them please.
Verse 37- The days of Noah were 120 years long, that is, as he was building the ark. That is the context of this prophecy by Jesus, as we see in verse 38.
Verse 38- They were eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage right up to the day Noah entered the ark. The rain did not start until God closed the door of the ark.
Luke adds this: Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; So, it was the good life, and it sounds like today. Prophecy teachers keep telling us that the world population will become very wicked and persecute the Christians. I don't think so. They will IGNORE the Christians, just like they ignored Noah who preached during the whole 120 years he was building the ark. 2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Until then, it was party time, life was good, and the people outside were intensely evil. Here is how I can say that.....
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
So, we learn that our day, at the end of the Dispensation of the Church Age, will experience the same level of evil in general humanity that Noah did-- IE "as it was in the days of Noah." And we need to understand that, like Noah and his seven other family members, we will be alone, and we will be ignored. It is almost harder to be ignored than to be persecuted. At lease when we are persecuted we know the message got through.
I am reminded of what Amaziah the priest told the prophet Amos when he went to prophecy to King Jeroboam about the sins of the king and the people.
Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.
11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit:
15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
All who will walk godly in this present age will be told to shut up and go find a small corner and some simple minded pin heads to prophecy to. "Do not speak hard words to the king and the nice people in the chapel yonder. We have such a blessed time in our praise and worship rocka Beebop Aloola meetings, and we do not want your harsh message."
God did not send Amos to prophecy to the Philistines. Amos spoke to the most religious people in his day. He told them God was revolted with their piety and their sacrifices. This is the fallen church, the Whore Church of religious unity now emerging around the whole world. This is the ultimate evil you must deal with. You will one day find no fellowship that is godly and Christ honoring. All will be trashy religion, and all of this slop hog religion will claim to love the name of Jesus. This is, of course, "another Jesus" whom you do not know.
Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
What Can I do About Evil?
If you feel marginalized, dear saint, and dear pastor, rejoice..... you are a member of the Amos and Noah club. You cannot find better company. If you are in this hellish fallen church juggernaut, which is rolling along devouring men's souls, GET OUT NOW. You may say that you simply do not want to avoid assembling yourself with other Christians. These churches are not populated by Christians. Find a friend or two who have the Amos and Noah spirit, and stick with them until Jesus comes for you.
So, the second question, "What can I do about evil?"
Let the wicked be wicked still.
Get your mind back on Christ and your work for him. But, keep watching, everywhere you go, for a Bible believer who is on the Narrow Way. When you find such a genuine Bible believer, stop and fellowship with them. God has his thousands who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
And, never give up on the lost sheep who have never known Christ..... those who are not in the Whore Church and will listen to the Gospel. Jesus never said you could stop giving the Gospel to the lost. Though the Bible never mentions specifically the principle of the last soul saved before the Rapture of his Church, there logically will be a last sinner saved just before Jesus returns. What a blessing it would be to realize you were used by God to give the Gospel to that last sinner who got saved.
THERE IS AN EVIL CALLED
MEAN SPIRITED SALVATION
The requirement for receiving salvation from Jesus Christ is ONLY the following:
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.
Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Regarding all of the account of the life of Jesus in John chapters 1-20, this is the conclusion:
John 20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Having read the above teaching as to the requirement for salvation in Christ, how dare you Baptist preachers imply in your conversation and teaching that anyone not in a Baptist church is suspect as to their confession of faith in Christ. Do not tell me you do not believe that. I have heard many Baptist preachers talk as if everyone who is not a registered Baptist church member is suspect and probably damned to hell. When someone new comes to your church and was not a Baptist, BUT they have a confession of faith that is clearly in the model of the above Bible teaching, you still wail and howl at them in the altar call to get on down to our BAPTIST altar and "make sure."
It is time to stop singing 45 verses of "Just as I Am," and sing, "What a Fellowship, What a joy Divine."
It will be a very lonely life, preacher, if you don't start learning to apply the Bible to your arrogant attitude toward Bible believers. When people give you a Romans 10:9-10 confession of faith, you ought to be rejoicing at once and encourage them.
And, for the record, you Nazarene, Pentecostal, and many other denominational preachers, need to do the same thing as the Fundamental Baptists. You claim to have the best and safest version of salvation. Well, you slop hog mean spirited preachers ALL need to go back to your King James Bible and cleanse your soul of your blasted respect of persons.
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Why am I so enraged about this?
Answer: There are mighty few of us left who are on the Narrow Way, and if we stand around contemplating each others sincerity and certainty about one another's salvation, we will end up by the Brook Cherith with nothing but crows for company.
There is quite enough evil to go around folks. Let us obey the following please::
Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
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.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Let us stop chiseling down the Body of Christ to our little motley handful. Let us grab hold of all the real Bible believers we can find, AND provoke one another..... not to jealousy and variance, but to love and good works. Stop asking people what church they attend. To hell with that question. There is only one Church, and that is the Church of which Christ is the Head. When you get a clear testimony of salvation from someone in the market place, rejoice, and encourage them to keep on with Christ.
Saint, if your pastor is a cranky creep who questions everyone's salvation, GET OUT OF THAT CHURCH. Find some folks who are eager to hold onto Christ and one another in love and sound doctrine.
WHAT IS LEFT IF WE STOP CHASING THE WICKED DOWN THE ROAD?
Are the evil events in the news drawing you into shock and awe? Did your preacher turn listed up on Ashley Madison? Why are we so easily distracted by the ways of the world?
Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Everything there is to know about God the father is known to Christ. Having said that, Jesus then says, "Come unto me....." So, why are you so busy chasing sinners and nagging them, as if your nagging will change anything. Bah. What a fool you are to take time away from Jesus to slap a queer. Also, when you get involved in a local church rebellion against a fallen jack boot preacher, you are far from Jesus. Simpply get out of that fallen church.
And, what will you receive from Jesus?
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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.
You are promised peace if you are a praying and thankful Christian. So, why is your mind so taken up with your rights, with fighting evil around you, and with putting the hammer to the wicked? What is pure, lovely, and just about that? Let the damned fools go to hell if they will not listen. Let Caesar go to hell if he insists on it. Hell will be well populated with kings, presidents, senators, and governors. They LOVE their evil ways, and they will NOT listen to you.
Luke 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
If you are REALLY born again,
And your sins are forgiven,
And Satan no longer owns you,
And you are in your right mind,
Why are you not sitting at the feet of Jesus?
This last discussion is not based on New Age spiritualism. But, I have used one of the New Age terms as the title.
First, we will look at the counterfeit from the New Age. These people get the problem right, but they head in the wrong direction for the solution. They go into themselves, searching for The One, The Self, The Divine Other, and that is deadly for this reason:
7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for
to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
So, if you go into your own mind to look for deliverance from distraction, you will find yourself in very evil company. Here is the video of the wrong solution to the right problem.
So, now you are wondering how Steve will get away from this counterfeit of mind discipline to the mindfulness of Jesus Christ, right? Let me suggest a spiritual exercise based on this admonition by the Apostle Paul:
2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if
any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Now, instead of diving into your own mind, I would like to suggest that you start a seven or fourteen day retreat, not into the woods with New Agers, but into the presence of God by the help of the Holy Spirit.
Read the passage above every day when you are alone. Start meditating on each verse, and ask yourself how your mind health is in relation to the divine ideal Paul gave us here. Don't worry if some phrase seems to not speak to you. Keep reading all of the verses every day, and before each daily reading, ask the Lord to enlighten your mind so that you come closer to the admonition in verse 5-- Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
If you will do this, you will experience something priceless. You will find your mind is leaving the evil distractions behind, that is, the evil distractions we have been discussing in this whole study.
Finally, on day fifteen, read this:
4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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.
There is your assignment from God the Holy Spirit. Now, go do the right thing.
WHEN THE MAN COMES AROUND
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