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Twenty years ago I posted Part One and Two of "Words We Use." That became one of the most loaded articles on this journal. So, the world and Church community are back at it, that is, using many words that are pointless, irrelevant, or downright profane. Let's examine what we are saying and pull some weeds.
The Bible verses we used in the first parts of this series still apply:
Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Thus, we need to all examine ourselves and our speech.
139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
During the past twenty years the Internet has been the most powerful force in changing communication between people on planet earth. We are rapidly moving toward a worldwide universal language, and this language consists of a combination of English, cryptic chatter, and insane slop hog abrvashun. U r rite.
If there is one characteristic of communication today which dominates all things, it is sloth. Texting drives this, and it is getting to the point where we may soon need to take a course in school called Texting 101.
"LOI" (Lots of Insanity!)
The other factor driving the evolution of communication in the world is the collapse of moral norms. Nothing is immoral anymore with regard to speech. One of the classic forces in this is Bill Maher, that rabid Atheist and Christ hater on TV. This man boldly uses the most filthy language while venting his rage on morality and religion, and the media standard only seldom covers his verbal excretions with a BLIP.
But, what is most grievous to a Bible believer is to go to church and find the pulpit and platform are a verbal open sore oozing the noxious trade language of fallen society.
Let us start our self-examination.
WORDS WE USE AND PROBABLY SHOULD NOT
BLIP- When we use the word Blip in place of an obvious profane or blasphemous word, the listener is actually more enticed with what we are saying. This is because we are inviting them to fill in the Blip with another word which is filthy. When Duck Dynasty was being aired, the producers would Blip exclamations made by the Robertsons. The Robertsons were not actually using any profane or vulgar words, but the producer wanted to A) Give the viewers some dirty intrigue, and B) Dirty the Robertsons. The Robertsons, to their credit, demanded the Blip trick be stopped at once, and it was.
Anytime you need to be Blipped or Blip yourself, you are as wicked as any filthy mouthed creep in a sleazy bar downtown.
LOL WTF OMG WTSHTF A$$ MILF YOLO etc
What shall we say about these insane abbreviations which are pure encryption and cruel? One example among thousands is AFAICR- "As far as I can remember." What is the proper way to deal with this wretched form of communication? Answer: Tell the sender to stop using ALL abbreviation of any form or you will break contact with them permanently.
Mark it down folks-- Truncated speech is used by truncated lazy slobs who have been baptized into a society of truncated mental midgets. We are pandering to dim wits when we participate.
But, the worst part of this texting lingo is the filthy and blasphemous abbreviations, such as, WTF, OMG, and WTSHTF. I will decline to give you the actual words because this is impossible in decent company. The issue is this- Are you using these abbreviations because you think it is less of an offense to God if you do not spell out the whole words, "Oh, My God?" If so, God is not deceived, and your friends on whom you use this filth are not deceived. They know you have a blasphemous mouth. And, God knows you are a blasphemer. The WTF abbreviations also tell people you have a sexually sloppy mind.
And, it is all about evolution. One example of the evolution of abbreviation is "LOL"- Laugh Out Loud. To my generation this meant Lots of Love and was used at the end of a letter to be very personal or to flirt. It might then include XOXOX- hugs and kisses. So, when youthful people join the trendy masses, using all the latest slang and texting abbreviations, they run the risk of being misunderstood by older people. Godless young people do not care if they offend their elders, but a Christian who is younger wants to be an offense to no one. Are YOU?
I have a friend who has a blog online, and he does chat room meetings with many people live online. He has sunk to using all sorts of filthy language, and he claims that it is because he has so few godly friends, and the chat room people are so dirty that it affects him badly. This explanation is supposed to invite me to have sympathy with the diddle head. The problem is, A) The man refuses to really make an effort to find born again godly friends, and B) When he does find one he sooner of later trashes them as alleged hypocrites, and C) He then invites degraded creeps into his chat room.
It is all a choice, friend. YOU are the one in charge of your brain and mouth, and you cannot blame the wicked world around you when intellectual sewage comes pouring out. Whether online or in the work place, YOU make the rules for YOU. Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
It is quite easy to go silent or excuse ourselves when the wicked get filthy mouthed. And, there are ways to politely ask that filthy language and abbreviations not be used. Those who matter will not care, and those who care do not matter. Real friends will adjust for you.
When Christ is blasphemed at your work place, if you would actually be fired for asking that his name not be used that way, you need another job. Either that, or you need another savior. If you will not defend your Lord, go join the Mormon Church or the Church of Oprah. You are not born again.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Pete worked in a factory in Michigan. When he used the restroom he found that the other men were leaving filthy porn magazines in the stalls as some sort of morbid favor to one another. Pete started leaving Gospel tracts in the restroom as his way to take the high ground.
The managers, and some of the other men, figured out that Pete and one other man were the only Christians in the whole place who were at all open about their faith. Pete tended to be quiet, and was not the pushy sort, but the boss knew his testimony. The boss came to Pete and asked, "Are those religious booklets in the restroom yours?" Pete said they were, and the boss told him he could not push his religion that way. Pete then told the boss, "The other guys push their religion on me, so I have a right to push mine." The boss demanded to know how this was happening. Pete told the boss, "Those guys leave their religious porn magazines in the restroom. That is their religion." The end of the thing was that Pete had to stop leaving the tracts in the restroom, AND the boss made a rather fierce rule that porn magazines had to be kept absolutely private.
Take the high ground. Jesus did. It may get you "crucified" in some way, but you are not called to condescend to evil, whether it is in the work place, the market place, at church, or on social media.
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
ENTITLEMENT (As in, "I HAVE A RIGHT TO.....")- Not only do people believe they are entitled, but our government has passed laws defining who is entitled with instructions to get their entitlement. This is related to "I HAVE MY RIGHTS," which we discussed in a former Words We Use article. No man was ever entitled to anything. We are born, and the only thing we can claim for sure is the right to die and pay taxes. It is evil to use the word "Entitled" to tell some person the world or government owes them something.
Why do I attack this word?
The Bible believer has no business talking about his rights or entitlements. If you believe that God provides all things for you, then you need to count your blessings and stop inventorying your rights and entitlements.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
AWARENESS- This fluffy word is greatly overused today. It replaces the words we used when I was a kid, "Pay Attention." Awareness if a state of being, not an action. Much of modern vocabulary is all about being agreeable and barely awake. The day of taking action is long gone. Tell me, who has fulfilled the law of Christ, the guy who is eager to learn and be aware of poverty, or the guy who takes time out of his day to take a homeless person to lunch? LIKE THIS
CONCERNED- About as pointless as Awareness. The irrational implications of this highly overused word are:
A) We have an obligation to be deeply worried about any and every feely feely issue the social managers foist upon us, and
B) Being CONCERNED is sufficient action to meet our responsibility, and it excuses us from doing anything to solve the problem.
Actually doing something about an issue or alleged crisis is not necessary as long as we are CONCERNED about it and chatter endlessly about it and even agitate about it. The plight of the people in Africa living in Soweto, South Africa, Kibera, Kenya, and West Point, Liberia is allegedly helped in some way because we are CONCERNED, shocked, and recruit other people to be CONCERNED of it.
REVOLUTION- We have all sorts of talking head chattering about the technology revolution. Everything is a revolution these days. Also, anyone who talks about the disaster of government in the USA, or someone who calls for serious reform in the political system, is called a revolutionist. Again, there are people calling for the real thing, that is, a social or violent revolt against the government. Beware of this word. It is greatly over used.
The theological use of the word is in the section below.
A Fundamentalist is usually anyone from any religion who calls for violence or treachery against the government or other official entities. This use of the word is insane. A Fundamentalist is someone who has chosen a handful of points in their belief system and insists on living by them and promoting them to others. A Christian Fundamentalist, as the word was originally used in about 1938, believes in five to seven core doctrines like the Virgin Birth, the Inspiration of Scripture, the natural sinfulness of man, the literal birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Heaven for the righteous, and Hell for anyone who rejects the Fundamentals.
A Muslim Fundamentalist has his own short list of beliefs, but he includes several other core beliefs like the exclusive authority of the Quran, the uniqueness of Allah as God, the Pillars of Islam, and Jihad.
When a member of the local First Baptist Church goes into the woods, drinks a six pack of Budweizer, and goes downtown and shoots up the school house, the media will call him a "Fundamentalist Christian." This is done by the media to demonize conservative Christians, and you need to verbally rebuke fiercely anyone who does this. If we let them keep doing this, virtually ALL Bible believers will someday be demonized as Fundamentalist terrorists if they just bow their head and pray in a restaurant before their meal.
The cartoon above illustrates how some cartoonist viewed both Christians and Muslims. The idea is that the rape and slaughter of non-Muslims by radical Muslims in Jihad is the same as Christian Fundamentalism. This of course is insane, but President Obama, other leaders like Janet Napolitano of Homeland Security, and their shills in the media, promote this idea, and Americans are sucking it up and believing it.
I now denounce the identity of Fundamentalist and tell people so when they ask. This gets me off the bull's eye with the US Government and the media, and it puts me in the category of Bible believer, all of it.
CONSCIOUSNESS- This word is much like Awareness and Concerned above. It is passive and solves nothing, but with even less personal responsibility other than to watch a YouTube video of suffering or social injustice and GASP. It is best to gasp low and suddenly when at work. This way, all the other members of the social religion of Awareness will hear the gasp, and you will then be able to preach the gospel of the god Consciousness.
CLIMATE CHANGE- The climate of the world is changing.
Really? Is that even possible?
OF COURSE IT IS, YOU DIM BULB.
Climate is in constant change. To make a crisis of the changing climate is like saying the moon is in crisis because it keep waxing and waning. Climate Change has become such a religious entity that people in high places are calling for laws that criminalize unbelief in Climate Change. So, why not a law criminalize disbelief in Mother Goose and Leprechauns?
Climate Change, like many crises today, is one of those bogus panic moments which Presidents and Prime Ministers push as very urgent. These mythological monsters are there to keep the masses and asses from seeing the real dangers before us. While the United Nations promote the religion of the climate, Fukushima keeps spewing radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean, and it will not dissipate for 40 years. People in Japan, and possibly the US West Coast are now sickening from the radiation, and the US Government and the UN are in total denial. Nuclear power plants all over the world, and especially in the USA, are aging, past their life span, but still running and becoming potential nuclear holocausts. Forty miles north of New York City, UP WIND, is the Indian Point nuclear power plant. It is way past its official life span and should have been decommissioned long ago, but they keep it running because to close it would cause power shortages. When and if it blows, New York City would literally become a ghost town overnight. Now, THERE is something to be AWARE of, Mr. President.
The myth of Climate Change is a direct result of deifying nature. Men who mock at any kind of religion will pontificate on and on about how we offend nature by our pollution. Every time they exhale they fret that the ozone layer, indeed the whole universe, may come down on us all in rage because we dare to participate. God will cram the religion of these blasphemers right down their throats when he trashes the climate of the world during the coming Great Tribulation.
AWESOME (and the excess use or Amazing, Ultimate, and Remarkable)-
These words, and several others, are now used for virtually anything that feels good, bad, or extreme. It is just as worthless as the "F" word, but not nasty, so it stands in for profanity among people with self-control but a limited vocabulary. Stop using this word more than once a month please. HERE IS A GREAT DISCUSSION OF THIS BY JAY
GO BALLISTIC- This is an undefined term that talks about people going into a rage. It is pointless to use pointless words by pointless people to communicate with pointless people. Your words should have meaning, and if you cannot define them, do not use them. If you insist in using such dull meaningless language, please expect some even more dull person to ask you to "Chill Out," whatever that means.
CRAP- At least impolite in any company, but especially if used as an expletive. Ungodly people have no problem with words like this. Words evolve over time from vulgar to perfectly acceptable among the godless. You are called to better things.
BITCH (Not even the verb form)- The only time this is in order is at a dog show. There is no way to dignify this word. Whatever you may think of various movie stars or Presidential candidates, kindly dredge deeper into your limited vocabulary and come up with something more useful and less vulgar. "Slut" comes to mind in extreme cases, but again, use it only for very pointed comment, and not in the adjective form, "Bitchy".
HO- A prostitute. Stay out of all ghetto "hood" lingo if you do not live there. You will use hood talk wrong, and it is almost all vulgar. To call any odd woman whom you do not like a Ho is gross behavior verbally. Leave the hood talk alone.
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS- As a Christian and Bible believer you have no rights. The world may rage and roar for their rights, but all you have, if you are truly born again, comes to you from God, and he is the one with the "Right" to decide when, where, and how much of anything you get. James 1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. So, we must stop talking about our "Rights" from the pulpits of churches that claim to be on the narrow way. Even Christ did not talk about his rights, and he certainly could have. Jesue said, John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Everything else is minor detail for the Bible believer. Whether or not the US Government takes your gun or not makes NO difference in your ongoing top priority-- to do the will of him that saved you and sent you. Stop talking about your rights.
I'M GOOD WITH THAT- This is stupid speech. It may communicate, and it is not dirty, but it is stuck on stupid. Now, THERE is some New Speak I can live with. "Stuck on Stupid" came to me via my friend Mike Ramey from Indianapolis.
KNOCK ME UP- I include this one because it can make chaos for cultural reasons. In Great Britain and Australia the meaning is, "Wake me up." This would be used by a guest in a home or hotel asking for help to wake up at the right time by knocking on the door. The US meaning has NO other meaning than, "Make sex to me." This is one of those deadly but innocent statements that are only bad when used in the wrong nation. Any Bible believer who travels must not have the attitude that, "Other people can just learn that I talk differently." When you are a guest in another culture, across town or across the world, Google "words not to use in _____" there.
MAN BOOBS- Refers to gynecomastia, a medical condition caused by obesity or a hormonal imbalance in which men appear to have female-like breasts. Do not use this in any situation. It can easily go astray and be very hurtful to some man who hears it and thinks, or KNOWS, he is the object of it. This condition is very painful emotionally to any man with it.
FRIGGIN- This is a way to say "F--king" when your parents are around, which tells us someone's parents are very ill informed if they do not complain. This is a classic minced oath, that is, a hybrid word used to replace the real thing under the pretense of being discreet or restrained. Such tricks are for mindlessly arrogant people, not you.
MAKE IT RAIN- This one has two very unrelated meanings. The first is when someone throws a wad of paper money into the air to show off their wealth, usually at a party, and often when they are drunk. The second meaning is extremely explicit sexually and refers to a kind of ejaculation trick, AND sodomite men use this to describe the rush they get from urinating on one another. The expression is 100% deadly of course.
AMAZEBALLS- Not meant to be sexually explicit, but it is far too much like Valley Girl slang. It is silly talk and used to get attention as much as to communicate. It is used about something amazing or startling.
COUGAR- Older woman who prefers the company of younger men. Used with discretion, this may be useful. The problem is, it refers to hustling for sex and lust, so it should ONLY be used in that context, not just for any pushy woman. A SALMON or a TROUT is a man who likes to date younger women. Both fish swim upstream, if that adds any light to this one.
ASKHOLE- A take off on "Ass Hole." This should be out of the question as vulgar and not part of our conversation. It is about someone who asks too many or very pointless questions.
CHURCH BASED NONSENSE WORDS
CONTEMPORARY (Edgy, Young, Rock)- We mean, when "Contemporary" is used before "Church," "Worship," or "Christian Music." These words imply that the old paths are for weird old timers who cannot move forward into the trendy destiny of mixing Satanic genre and sloppy agape with Bible teaching. There is nothing contemporary about the Gospel and biblical truth. 1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: If you church activities and gatherings cannot be distinguished from ordinary entertainment, you have failed, and you are not a church. You are a goon show. Recently, Contemporary has added explicit talk, as with Mark Driscoll and his filthy innuendoes and sex talk in the pulpit. What next, a lady stripping with Bible verses tattooed on her belly?
As to Contemporary Christian Music:
The above video is Seventh Day Adventist based, for which I make 100% disclaimer. But, the information in the video is very accurate. The thing you MUST take away from this is to examine your local church by what the music is doing and how it is changing YOU and your family. In fact, music can kill you spiritually.
TRADITIONAL SERVICE- This is the alternative worship service to Contemporary Service. It is used to charm the old dinosaurs of the past age of Christ centered worship. This worship service is offered to draw in people who actually know what real worship is, and their giving in the offering is sought to increase the coffers of the monster church. If you go to a local church which has both a Traditional and a Contemporary Service, you are in a Laodicean church that loves mixture and refuses to make a difference between the Profane and the Holy. 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.
EMERGING (as in church)- The implication is that a new and different Church is emerging in our time. This church is sold to the sheeple as if they are in on something new and improved. This is blasphemy. The best plan is to study the history of the early biblical church, and the church of the early church fathers, and see how much we can RETURN to that era in our church life. Christianity is not evolution. God's Word is not changing, and the plan for being the Church are the same as when the Apostles penned the original documents.
MEANINGFUL- Will you please tell me what the opposite of "Meaningful" is? When we claim we are being meaningful the implication is that someone is being meaningless, right? "That was a very meaningful message this morning." Bah. Everything spoken has some sort of meaning. If there is no meaning, that tells us that the message means nothing because the preacher did not study his Bible at all. Just drop this stupid word from your vocabulary in ALL of life, not just at church. This is a word for air heads.
1 Corinthians 14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.
Don't tell me the message was meaningful, tell me what the significance of the message is to YOU. Meaning without application is just hot air.
UNCHURCHED- Anyone not sitting in a seat in a pew in a big arena where the band plays and the worship leaders sway around and breath lusty lyrics into the mic. In the term "Unchurched" there is NO concern for the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ..... only the longing to get anyone standing at 5th and Hope Streets into a big box church. "Our message must be made relevant to the unchurched."
MARGINALIZED- This word is used to make you feel guilt if you suggest that a divorced man cannot be a deacon or elder. Indeed, ANY TIME you want to distinguish one believer from another on biblical grounds, you will be told, "You are marginalizing people." No, GOD marginalized the vast majority of the earth's population in the King James Bible. Deal with it. Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
CONVERSATIONAL- This implies that worship and Bible teaching are a conversation in which the teacher starts teaching in some Bible text or topic, and then he turns the session loose for conversation. The group then blathers and bombasts around in all directions, and the leader ends by trying to tie all the rubbish talk together with the text in the Bible he originally started with. This goes along with group dynamics from the 1970s and using fifteen Bible versions and comparing word choices. Satan is the master of this ritual which reduces the truths of the Bible to a hundred personal opinions. The Holy Spirit is NOT in it.
RELEVANT- The art of making the Gospel, Bible truth, hymn singing, and worship palatable to wishy washy slop hog Christians. All sorts of pin heads and dim bulbs are run across the platform to charm the greedy beggars in the pews and give them the rush. With this you need to see if you can get a Starbucks in your foyer. The video speaks to this issue:
MOTIVATION- A process which replaces the work of the Holy Spirit. The pastor and teachers of the Church are not told in the Bible to bring conviction of sin on people. That is the work of the Holy Spirit. If the Word is studied diligently, and if it is delivered by a man of God who is walking CLEAN before God, the saints will be motivated because the Holy Spirit has been sent to do that. John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: And, John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. If the Holy Spirit (Comforter) cannot motivate believers, you sure will not. And, your best efforts at wailing, pleading, and threatening will only drive the sorry sinner deeper into rebellion.
CAMPUS- From Latin: The grounds and buildings of a university, school or college. First used by Princeton University in 1775. A gathering of the saints to worship has NEVER been mistaken for a college of university. Calling your church a "Campus," or a "Site," is extremely confusing to someone who is unchurched. Let me tell you why; theyíre looking for a church and they know what a church is. They donít know what a campus or site is. They donít understand the idea of satellites or churches as a community that is appropriately deserving of the term "Campus." The word "Campus" implies that a local church in a rented building is a runt ministry with no meaning to modern people. "Campus" grabs a huge concept that fits precisely what Jesus was talking about here..... Matthew 13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Mustard seed was not created by God to produce something huge, and Jesus was warning that the Church Age would eventually produce huge monsters that were full of wicked birds that ate the seed of the Gospel in a previous parable. A "Campus" church is a godzilla freak. Compare the above Presbyterian "Campus" in Nashville to this: Colossians 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. One house, and the Church was as endowed with real estate as they have ever needed to be. Would you be satisfied to enter a door on the above street in Turkey (Asia Minor) to worship Christ and fellowship with the saints?
MEGACHURCH- This goes with Campus. A Megachurch is something of a WalMart of Christendom. It is not found in the New Testament because those people met in homes, and the Apostle Paul kept it that way. Only with the advent of the Roman Catholic Whore System was monster real estate exalted. A megachurch is not a house of prayer. It is a circus and may include just about any form of massive techno-wonders to attract spiritually dead people who want to play Christian once a week.
JOURNEY- Anything we do is the right journey. Your journey is right too. And Pope Francis' journey is cool. This word is disgusting on a church sign, as in, "Journey Church of Dullsville." The word "Journey" in the Bible is used for traveling physically from place to place, not for a spiritual process or to describe anything to do with godliness.
JUDGMENTALISM- Any time the rulers of Megachurch Kingdom are questioned about the excesses of their own lives, or about the raucous atmosphere of the church, the answer seems to be, "Now brother, let us not be judgmental. We do not want to be guilty of judgmentalism." Judging sin is thus turned into an "ism," a cult. The mighty guru of Mother Mega Brokeback Mountain Church implies that judging sin is tantamount to Guru Rajneesh, Branch Davidianism or Rastafarianism. Bah. If judging sin is evil, then our God is evil, for he is a Judge. When judging sin or heretics, use biblical words to say what you mean, and be ready to back it up with Bible texts. If you cannot go to the trouble to prove your judgment, then keep your big mouth shut. Judgment which is not backed up by Bible truth is murder rather than a legitimate ministry. But, do obey Christ, and JUDGE sin. John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Do not make assumptions by what you see, but do judge between good and evil.
IN COMMUNITY- Not found in the Bible. The single most banal word in modern Christendom. It means anything you want it to mean. What most often happens "In Community" is that people who have no business gathering together under the name "Christian" are welcomed into some church meeting or conference. Thus, the "Community" is..... Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
ENLIGHTENMENT- This word has been morphed from a true Bible based word to become a New Age exercise in being spaced out and becoming open to any fool thing some devilish guru says. Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Light has a source, and IT IS NOT YOU, AND IT IS NOT ME. If any "Enlightenment" comes from any source other than God and his Word, that "Enlightenment" is damned to Hell. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
EMBRACE- Embrace what? The whole modern culture of White people worldwide are chattering about embracing this and that. The idea is to approve, talk about, but do nothing about, some trendy issue. It also can mean to hug ideas. It is a banal pointless word. The video is a classic "Embrace" church. Listen to the vulgar and pointless chatter:
The reason the chatter box made a reference to Jesus not listening was because he used
the expression "sucks." This is one of those words that came from oral sex back in the 1960s
and has slowly worked its way into many Christians' vocabulary.
What blasphemy to claim this is "church."
SIMPLIFY- The art of reducing truth to triviality and silliness so that the simple minded can suck it up with a sugar coating. As the Emergent Church has dumbed down the message and music, the masses in the pews have become fluffy ignoramuses. Knowledge of the Word of God is extremely limited, and none of your megachurch friends can quote more than one of two Bible texts from memory. They are not expected to remember or recall anything they heard from the flaming guru except that they are the great "I AM."
SIMPLE CHURCH- This movement was started many years ago under the name of Prayer Houses or House Churches. Then, someone decided to take out a patent on the early Church of the New Testament, and "Simple Church" came along. Big denominational theologians hate it because their pile of power is totally missing. But, several denominations, particularly the Southern Baptist Convention, saw that they could offer the Simple Church help, and in this way they could gather them into their monster organization. The help also came with an invitation to make contributions to the SBC in appreciation for the loving help given (cough cough). This process then totally compromised the Simple Church because the SBC, and several others, then passed down their compromises, faulty doctrine and warped standards to the Simple Church. Find something else to call your local church.
PROTEST- The emerging church Protests at everything in old-fashioned, conservative Evangelicalism. Anyone who speaks with affection of the days of singing the old hymns of the faith, and the doctrinal content in them, is told that this does not work anymore. You simply will never reach lost souls with the old ways. And, the net result is that these dim bulbs are actually telling the Holy Spirit to get out of the way. Acts 17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
WACKO- Anyone who questions the way we do things and the things we teach. But, we on the narrow way must stop using this word also because it does not define anything. It is rage, not reason.
REDUCTIONISM (Also "User Friendly")- This is the practice of analyzing and describing a complex doctrine in terms of alternative teaching that is claimed to represent a simpler or more fundamental understanding. In other words, Reductionism is the art of oversimplification, but done by a Ph.D. from Fuller Seminary. Reductionism, always throws away established biblical truth to get to its truncated conclusion. It is a damning process, as this text proves: Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
CONSCIOUSNESS- Another New Age word which harks back "Enlightenment" above. "We need a new consciousness....." simply means that any other consciousness is obstructionist and actually dangerous. Also, being conscious of a thing is a far cry from KNOWING the truth. "Conscious" in medicine does NOT imply good health. It implies the person is barely alive; and Contemporary Christianity is barely alive, if it is that. Let us all be more "Conscious" of doctrinal death warmed over and candy coated, and run like mad to excape from it.
AUTHENTIC- Not a Bible word. Try the word "True," or, "Approved by God"? The word "Authentic" often leave the impression that the "Authentic" object is one of several which are "Authentic." This is not so in Christian truth. The King James Bible is Authorized by a King, and inspired by the Holy Spirit, and there is no other.
SOCIAL ACTIVISM- This is when a church goes spiritually dead, abandons the authority of the Word of God, allows sodomites and fornicators to intermingle with the church, and then sets off to justify their existence by starting a soup kitchen and a church flea market.
DECONSTRUCTION- To break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle. In the Emergent Church this is a process used by leaders in which they tear down and dismantle the faith of the people by critical tricks in Bible teaching. And then, they never put it all back together again. It is virtually a spiritual rape of a Bible believer. The whole thrust of the Emergent Church is one massive deconstruction of the New Testament Christianity.
OUTMODED- Clever word used to describe any God given truth or Christian life experience taught in the King James Bible, that is, any zeal or practice which does not fit in the Emergent Church today.
WORSHIP LEADER- This is not a man standing behind a pulpit leading the congregation to worship God. Rather, this is a man, or group of young men and women, jiving and bopping around the platform ramping up the mob to a "spiritual" frenzy. Most male worship leaders are dressed like they just came in from a baboon convention, and any ladies leading worship look fetching and often use sensual body motions. This is all passed off as being affected by the Holy Spirit. It is best done in mega churches, Black urban Gospel churches, and Charismatic churches. It is now seen in many Fundamental Baptist churches, just before the meeting begins formally, in the form of clowning, and leaders telling each other jokes while the sheeple watch and wonder what the gods of Baptistism are telling one another. This pre-show performance also includes mysterious weird activities of the pastor, guest speaker, deacons, choir people, and audio visual people all roaming about chattering to one another with much roaring laughter, moving mics around, and back slapping while the pianist plays southern Gospel music and grins at everyone in the congregation. In the really up beat Baptist churches the pastor starts the morning telling jokes and chopping deacons while they chop him back. Basically, it is Comedy Central Baptist.
MODERN- One dimensional era in human history that perverted the church of this time. Moderns only used their minds and never their hearts. They were only concerned with themselves and never with their community. There was no life or beauty in the modern era or the modern church. Thus, if you talk about your local church being "Modern," you are damning yourself to mediocrity. You are a sanctuary for silly asses.
MISSION- (Missional)- These terms are a devolution of the words Missionary and Missions. In the 1970s mission board leaders and seminary scholars changed the vocabulary so that their thesis and five year plan could be given new life without adding anything spiritual. Missions became a process of sound management and New Speak, and it remains thus to this day- DEAD. These are the modern trendy words used by arm chair experts on missions who have never left Omaha to win souls or preach Christ outside their comfort zone. The word Missions is not in the Bible, though it is possibly implied in, Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Missions is based on the Latin word, Mitto- to send, and a Missionary is a Mittionarius, sent one. To build a massive department in colleges and seminaries on Mitto is nonsense. Just obey the command of Jesus, and you will not need a Masters Degree in it. John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. What is it about that verse that you do not understand?
ANOINTED (The Anointing)- Hit the link to see a discussion of the erroneous use of this Bible word.
TRINITY- This word is not in the Bible. How about The Godhead which IS in the Bible? Colossians 2:9 For in him (Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
RAPTURE- This word is not in the Bible. How about "the calling out of the Church to Christ"?
SECOND BLESSING- There is no Second Blessing in the sense of the Holy Spirit coming to the believer at salvation but finishing the job later. He comes once at the very instant the sinner confesses faith in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit never again leaves, nor can you get more of him. He does not come in pints and quarts. Stop talking about a Second Blessing or work of grace. There is no such thing. If you, Bible believer, feel far from God, confess you sins to Christ, get up, and get going again.
FUNDAMENTALIST- The generic use of the word is seen in the above section. I want to deal here with the ecclesiastical meaning of the word. First, there is no such word, nor implication of it, in the Bible. A Fundamentalist is someone who believes that a short list of doctrines are absolutely certain and cannot be compromised. The rest of the doctrines in the Bible not on the Fundamentalist's list are open for discussion and maybe even deletion. Is that what you believe? If not, stop calling yourself a Fundamentalist, that is, if you believe that........
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
FULL SURRENDER- This is Oxymoronic. There is no such thing as partial surrender. In battle, when the enemy surrenders it is well understood that he does so with no reservations. He has been whipped, and in order to save his life he surrenders in the hope he will get some mercy. All surrender is FULL surrender. Furthermore, the word surrender is not in the Bible. Find some other word from the Bible to explain what you are teaching or saying. When you hear this in an altar call, you are hearing a preacher play games with Christians. If they were ever born again, they cannot do such a thing as be "FULL" born again nor "FULL" anything to add to what God already did for them.
THANK YOU JESUS- Used as a Christian expletive to follow anything the person speaking likes. They are seldom in a spirit of prayer thanking Jesus for anything. Try, "Praise the Lord" instead. There is nothing more revolting in an alleged worship service than a bunch of people barking "Thank You Jesus" with no indication what they are thanking him for.
MYSTERY- The Bible speaks of mysteries, and they are very important and need serious study by all believers. But, when used to cover up for the lack of study by the pastor or Bible teacher the use of the word "Mystery" approaches blasphemy. The larger the place of the teacher, the more tempted he is to cover up his ignorance. The answer, "I need to study that more, so I will not try to explain it now" is the answer the teacher or pastor should give to a Bible based question he cannot answer. If the Bible in fact provides the answer, or if the answer would contradict the pastor or teacher, the use of the word "Mystery" is wicked, as in, "That is a mystery my brother." Mysteries in the Bible are very particular truths partially revealed in "Mystery" form in the Old Testament, and revealed clearly to the Church in the New Testament. 1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. This mystery was not known until Paul revealed it under inspiration. This text is the basis for the teaching of the removing of the Church by Christ just before the Great Tribulation. Stop making up mysteries to cover your lazy Bible study.
MAKE PEACE WITH GOD- There is no way YOU can make peace with God. It is the nature of fallen men to destroy the peace, whatever kind it is. No man, especially a pastor or spiritual leader, from the Pope and on down the hierarchy of fallen men to YOU, can make peace between you and God. Your only duty is to obey the Gospel, repent of your sin which separates you from God, and follow close after Christ. The result will be that God makes peace with you, not the other way around. Read that last sentence two more times please.
Psalms 147:14 He (God) maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
GAY- In the Bible the word "Sodomy" covers all homosexuality, and the word still speaks about sin and judgment. The word "Gay" speaks of fun and light hearted living. That is NOT the message of God about any sin. Again, some of our language from the Bible and from Christian teaching is not politically correct by the world's standard, and that should be just fine with you and me so that our language is distinct from the world's soft headed view of sin. When you hear a pastor call sodomites "Gay" you have a pansy preacher, and he may even be AC/DC himself. Yes, that includes Rick Warren and Joel Osteen.
SOCIAL MEDIA- People speak in generalities when they donít understand specifics. This is no secret to mature Bible believers. So when you tell the local community via direct mailers or advertising that they can ďfind you on social mediaĒ, they know youíre trying way too hard and donít really get it. If Twitter and Facebook are "social," then sitting in a traffic jam on the Santa Ana Freeway in LA, or on M-1 in the UK, is a family reunion. Stop letting people pretend they are "going to Church" if they click on your website. I considered starting an online church, but I realized there was no way I could envision the thing in the definition of the New Testament. Stop playing these stupid word games to get attention and pretend you are bigger than you really are. And, if you are lonely for fellowship, and that is why you pretend you are part of a social set online who are a "Church," you are guilty of not measuring churchness (free new word for you) by the standard of Jesus Christ:
Jesus said, Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Go find a real Bible believer of like faith and zeal as yourself, meet them in a corner in a quiet restaurant, and have a Bible study and pray for one another and anyone else you know who is in need. Jesus will be in your midst just as certainly as he is in the megachurch. In fact, he may not even be present in the megachurch because it is a habitation of devils.
Well, I hope I did not rob you of most of your vocabulary. I have had the experience, over my lifetime, with moments of embarrassment when I found out that some word that I thought was clever, and which I occasionally used, turned out to be disgusting. The problem is, you cannot go back and clean up the mess you made in such situations. The best plan is to be very cautious at joining in with trendy witty New Speak. That way, you will not feel like a fool.
Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Finally, understand something urgent if you still feel we all need to be contemporary in our churches. Thousands of Christians have been DRIVEN AWAY from their churches by contemporary innovations, both by music and by all the fluffy obscene activities there. These believers also know their Bible well enough to realize that the preaching us insipid pabulum and sometimes outright heresy. You may, like many others in the CCM world, say that the problem is with those who leave.
Let us suppose that their problem with YOU and your raging loony bin Christianity is the same view God has of you? If you happen to be quite wrong, and if you are in fact becoming a habitation of devils, who is left to show you the way back to New Testament Christian worship and fellowship? You drove off all the people who understand it. Do you have any idea how lost you are? Indeed, the blasphemies you practice absolutely bring into question whether or not you are born again, and if you stay with the contemporary juggernaut, you will ride it right into the arms the the Antichrist.
So, who just left your monster church to find fellowship elsewhere? Did it ever occur to you to call them and ask why they left. I mean, not defensively, but to see if they have a serious issue you need to consider yourself.
This is NOT A MATTER OR PREFERENCE. It is, spiritually speaking, a life or death matter for YOU.
18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people,
that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
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WHITE BOY ROCKIN' A BLACK URBAN CHURCH ON A HAMMOND B3
100% the flesh and the devil is moving. Also, ego is very evident.
LISTEN TO THIS MOCKERY OF THE OLD PATHS. PLEASE NOTICE HOW THE CROWD
GOES MAD WHEN THE MAN GETS TO THE URBAN SOUL MUSIC SOUND OF THE FLESH.
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