Justifying “disbelief” in using the Bible…
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Justifying “disbelief” in using the Bible…
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Absent from the Body – Present with the Lord
2 Corinthians 5: 6-8
[I believe Paul meant precisely what he said!]
Often another verse which is “overused” by well intentioned, yet erroneous brethren…
1 John 4 (KJV) 4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Cross Reference… The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of a person or community living in accord with the Holy Spirit, according to chapter 5 of the Epistle to the Galatians: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” The fruit is contrasted with the works of the flesh which immediately precede it in this chapter. (Wikipedia)
For thousands of years men have strived for a deeper walk and understanding of the Lord.
As this basic chart of church history shows, it is full of competing ideas of how to obtain that walk. The Holy Spirit is “the teacher” which Jesus spoke about teaching his disciples, and he always teaches us on a personal level, of what we are to receive in that moment. The Holy Scriptures are “but confirmatory” of the Holy Spirit, who God is, and how he works: so we should always read the scriptures prayerfully in order to be shown greater truths.
The problems arise when men try to take the Lord and have him conform (or fit) into their personal beliefs; instead of simply following him in obedience, like we were designed to do! This is simply what the flesh does, no matter how you dress it! I have taken a couple of verses from Ecclesiastes in the publishing of this graph to show that basically humanity has always fallen into the same doctrinal traps since the beginning of the “church age”, so that no one should be surprised if they hear some type of retread as exhibited here!
If one so chooses to live their life of faith (by the Holy Spirit) yet without an understanding of the past, and sound doctrines (as written in the scriptures); it certainly can be done by the Grace of the Lord alone; yet it is better to be enlightened by others errors who came before us, than us making them all ourselves, and having to learn most by trial and testing.
Yet it seems that each new generation must “taste of and learn anew”; only that which the brethren who have gone before us once learned and understood. My advice is to seek the truth (Jesus Christ – who is the truth) in all that you do, and when unsure if you are walking right; use the “owner’s manual” (Bible)!
In the end days many will be deceived by false teachers, and those who tickle our ears; so the only way to avoid these false brethren is to hold their teachings up in the light of the scripture, which our Lord has graciously provided for us (the people) with the invention of the printing press and of the Reformation!
Of course, we did not receive the scriptures to become scribes and Pharisees or false teachers, but rather to examine our own walks as the Lord be pleased to show us as we grow. Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers and Evangelist are all ministry giftings are given of God. Yet Satan is very capable in stumbling our understanding and “twisting truth” as the father of lies: so we must seek to supplement our understanding, and properly identify heresies’, so as not to perish (be deceived) for lack of understanding about the Lord.
Never think that you have discovered a new a “prescriptive religion” which has never been followed since Jesus Christ; as it is likely a type of belief system that has been tried before, and you may be entering into apostasy unknowingly!
And always remember, Salvation is by Grace alone, not works!
When I was in Equal Opportunity school, people like me (Christians) were referenced as “Die Hards’”. Some Progressive have even stated that “Christians” were the biggest threat to their progressive goals and values.
Nowadays I would have a hard time within my soul, of accepting the morality (or lack of) exhibited, and pushed for by political activist groups within the last 50 years. I’m not saying that I couldn’t function, I’m just stating my personal perceptions in how the world has changed, and in my view now call evil good, and good evil!
The traditional family structure is at the root of these attacks, the man who used to be the provider and protector of his household. This is how the creator of the universe, and man and women intended it to be; yet the western male has now become emasculated in even calling it “his household”, or in trying to exert his position as head.
After WWII the United States had a teacher’s shortage, and to fill this shortage many “progressive socialists” from Europe came into fill the ranks. We used to call them Humanists, as they did not believe in a God. Today most call them “cultural Marxists” in identifying their political slant; but no matter, they certainly are anti-God in all that they teach and do. These humanist were most active in the 1960-70’s in breaking down the Christian informed ethos within the family (which they loath).
The results of their teachings can be seen around the globe now, and they are experts in the manipulation of language ensuring that eventually everyone will adhere to their dogmas, without any thought to what has occurred in generations before. Also targeted is re-writing history, and the buying up of National Geographic, and any other media mediums as an as example, which might present a different viewpoint from the past. Even the History channel as another example now glorifies and promotes the LGBT struggle as righteous, and attacks the old Christian informed value system enforcing the roles in the family as bigoted, sexist, and intolerant.
It is a total and ruthless “reboot” of society and any traditional “Godly” values these activist perceive in standing in their way! The rhetoric of these leftists idealists love to invent words such as “Homophobe, Xenophobe”, and of course sexist in an attempt to overthrow any thought process that is not “all inclusive” of every people and every culture, and primarily targeted at the west.
In not making this article too long, I wish to say that despite me being taught that men were the protectors of women (and children); the feminist and homosexual lobbies have not only gained access to the once straight male dominated military, but indeed is in the process of eliminating all conservative thinking “western” males which are perceived as resistant to the change.
The women, used to be treasured above all else, by men who would risk their lives in protecting them and the home front so that they might have families healthy to return to once the threat was neutralized from abroad.
It gave most men strength and purpose, for a nobler cause than themselves, which was constantly on most of their minds, when not in the heat a battle, and something grand to return home to after the war.
I am nearly 60 now, and all you have to do is ask any WWII veteran, and most will tell you that is what they thought about most.
Nowadays it is understood that most young men don’t even have the hope of raising a family or having a devoted wife, it seems this dream for many is just too far gone into the past to do so. Yet this is exactly what the progressive humanist in their viewpoint of a utopia for the world had envisioned!
The all-inclusive worldview of today, is thought to be the best there is in our “evolution” towards perfection, and sin is scoffed at as being almost superstitious rooted in a belief in God. So, how’s that working out for “modern man”, (oops I mean humankind) ? I think it is a turn towards the lowest common denominator within humanity, which is ruled by sin and rebellion against God. Yet these progressive activist only dream of erasing any precepts (and people) holding on to these old “die hard” values, which were once nearly universally understood at least in western cultures!
No, nowadays, it is “apologize for the white man” and all the Christian informed dogmas in orthodoxy which were once practiced by the west.
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Back during the age of steam, if you were down wind of the locomotive smoke, it was considered the wrong side of the tracks. Nowadays it is a neighborhood which is poor, and goes largely unsupported by money.
Such a neighborhood I used to fellowship in, with one of the Godliest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The man was also a genius and the most well-read man I have ever known, specifically when it came to Bible understanding.
Dr. Gross was rarely accepted by who he used to call the “middle class church system” or the “Ivy League”, in which I was born into, yet rejected by for having substandard learning abilities now commonly called dyslexia. I thank the Lord he has decided to use to simple things of the world to confound the wisdom of the wise, as the ones who are to show his glory by contrast, to the ones who are established in the world by natural means.
Pastor Gross (as I called him) was not your everyday Churchman, but rather a man of God who was converted out of occult science. He later became one of the two top exorcist in Baltimore City, MD. The other was a Police Officer in the 1970’s.
His “Christian” name was (the late) Dr. Michael W. Gross D.D. ThD. PhD. Also having 23 years in seminary, and once the presiding president of a Bible College.
I am writing this testimonial today to this man, who was always a defender of the faith, and a defender of me as well. He used to tell me if ANYONE had a doubt about my walk with the Lord, (or in understanding how he functions) send them to him for some straightening out!
Well, that never happened, but the man was certainly devoted to anyone whom he had instructed. Yet for me, (not being an academic) it took me 20 years after studying under Dr. Gross to finally receive my reformed minister’s accreditation, for the work I had performed under his tutoring by the (old style) Baptist.
This did me little good it seems, as nowadays I have discovered that the only ones willing to be admonished, are the ones who truly have a humble heart in the Lord. Most are like a bunch of Pharisees who will not take instructions by principled men of God, whom hold a proper understanding of the scriptures coupled with an understanding in how the Lord functions spiritually.
Many, many, even devoutly men of God either refuse to see, or cannot see their own shortfalls! This is why the proper assembling of the body of Christ is so needed. I see this problem as an ongoing one (especially in an age of strong delusions) as men (and women) can become “heady” and not open to reproof nor correction. When Jesus spoke there was no questioning of his authority as he was the perfection of God incarnate, yet many only wished to kill him.
The problem arises when mere men try to emulate Christ within fallen humanity. I believe that this is why humility is so very important, rather than being a “know it all” which is based in pride rather than love, and is the very sin which Satan was most guilty of in causing his fall.
I try to be most selective in whom I reveal the deeper levels of my soul with, including (the things of God) as it is important in protecting one’s heart. In contrast I have also discovered that the ones you may fellowship with may indeed turn against you, simply because of their perceptions, or even twisted truths (lies) which are provided by Satan to the unsuspecting brother or sister within any given fellowship; this does happen if not extremely careful, in not confusing their theology with spiritual realities, and deceptions.
This is why a proper balance of the scriptures must be not only understood, but indeed practiced. Any “Cult” (if you will allow me to use that word) is normally based on some knowledge of the scriptures, but the twist comes when not applying them appropriately. Dr. Gross taught me that “Hebrew style witchcraft” was based upon this concept of using the scriptures; yet purposely twisted for the purpose of securing powerful demons for power, in furthering their careers of dirty works in moving up. This is exactly opposite in how a believer in Christ is supposed to function. This is an extreme example of why proper Bible knowledge is needed when teaching scriptures, and sound doctrines of the faith. I am not a Bible teacher per say, yet I have enough Bible knowledge and experience in the Lord in recognizing when someone has gone off track.
Two things happen when one is emotionally invested in people who misread the scriptures or oneself. Either you are deeply wounded by being shunned (like in the Amish community as an example) or you are elated for a time in being accepted by the gathering.
A Bible example of this is mentioned in: 2 Timothy 4:1-4
4 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
This is a prime example of why it is so important to understand good doctrines. If not, you run the risk of deceiving those around you who are more vulnerable to misguided teachings. It is my personal belief that the “time has come” when even the best meaning among us can exemplify our misunderstanding of the scriptures, and customized dogmas in deceiving many.
This seems to be a “sign of the times” in an age of strong delusions, and even the elect would (could) be deceived – if it were not for the Holy Spirit himself reproving and correcting us on a personal level.
This is why many churches only stick to the orthodoxy of what they call Bible believing churches, and seem to have an aversion to Pentecostal and Charismatic type teachings. Not because it is a “bad thing” but because so few people understand the proper functioning of the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit).
Understanding the “spirit world” is complex and complicated, (if not impossible) to the natural mind, and it takes years of experience of the Lord (by the Holy Spirit) to teach a man to walk in a manner which is in accordance with the scriptures, and edifying to the sheep.
The problem is that “natural man” can teach scriptures to nearly everyone; the wheat and the tares alike. So many simply “sign up for Jesus” with the hopes of fire insurance, yet whom the Lord has never done a work within! These are false brethren, and even the same type false brethren who threatened the life of the Apostle Paul. Within the leadership, we must do the best we can to discern 1 John 4 so that we can tell who is of the Lord, and who is not. However, it is the Lord who will ultimately separate the weeds from the wheat in the world, and the world’s church. If we go trying to do the separation ourselves, we may injure and even destroy part of the wheat!
I will simply say that I have learned this lesson the hard way, by being uprooted by those who see themselves as spiritual authorities, but have not the authority, (as the Father alone does) and who attempt to try to rip and tear amongst the tangled roots, thus hurting those who are grounded in Christ. So let us be careful not to make rash judgments towards others by what we may merely perceive to be truth.
I want to thank everyone for their prayers for me! Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said,“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Having learned sound Bible doctrines have always kept me from falling into disrepair, even by the strongest and most eloquent teachers, who have decided knowingly, or unknowingly to vary from the sound doctrines of the faith.
I may be deceived (in and of myself) for a short time, yet the Holy Spirit within me is never deceived. He will teach me experientially and practically greater truth: even with the pitfalls or deceptions of the enemy, specifically when dealing with other people’s Biblical understanding (which for a season) I may find comfort or even discomfort with, yet in time I am moved to an even greater understanding.
For me, this is not a four brained calculated thing at all, but rather an intuitive one, which later only reinforces my understanding of scriptural doctrines from dogmas. The reason is, it is not of my natural intellect (understanding) that I rely upon, but rather the Spirit of the Lord, “the teacher” whom Jesus promised would reveal all truth.
In other words, it is not simply a doctrinal position which I may hold but rather a reliance upon the Lord himself, just like a small child.
Recently, I have known some brethren who hold to the same passages in the scriptures I also hold to, and claiming to be following the leading’s of only the Holy Spirit; yet our (spiritual) positioning seems to be in direct conflict, even while hurling condemnation at the opposing faction!
I am a retired soldier, and my personality is such that I am used to people shooting arrows at me, but what I cannot abide is disgruntled brethren redirecting their fire upon an innocent person, who may happen to agree with me! I have been told things like “ I don’t do accusations, as that wouldn’t be Godly”: or that “I am the one” who crushes the “tender shoot” ( the young believer) so on and so forth, in customizing the scriptures to fit into their own belief system, thus justifying themselves and excluding those who take issue with them.
That type of behavior is neither spiritual nor scriptural, but is rather manipulative and extremely dangerous, to both those who engage in it, as well as to people that are taught such deceptive reasoning. Imagine those who claim such a superior walk in the Lord Jesus Christ, in attacking those who may agree with me (even if I was wrong in my doctrine) as having left the Lord, or siding with “The Enemy” (Satan)! Do not children stumble and fall? Do not children misunderstand the bigger world which is around them? The answer of course is that children are not held to account like an adult, nor disowned for what they do not understand!
These type of attacks are only valid however, provided I have been guilty of misleading or corrupting them (the tender shoots) in some manner, who are “unspotted and innocent” so to speak in the eyes of God: which I don’t believe I have done in the least. Anyone in leadership who would assert such a position against another, should make darn sure it is by the direction of the Lord, and not on behalf of themselves that they do so; especially if the one they are condemning is seen as blameless by the Lord, in holding such an opposing position! Even David would not attack Saul who was later out to kill him, as he was God’s anointed for a season – even though David was unquestionably in the right and to be the next King, David would not move in attacking Saul.
The late Dr. Gross, (who taught me in street ministry while still in my youth) would tell us “don’t believe anything I tell you, go back to the Lord and check it out yourselves”. This is because anyone with a more convincing manner or intellect or speech, can easily fool the flesh into believing what they wish them to believe! Yet the Lord’s Holy Spirit within his people, will not be deceived by “false teachers” as He is “fool-proof” even though we are not.
I have learned a new level of deception in all this, sound Bible doctrines being used to paint ones position in Christ as righteous, while condemning those who will not be taken-in by such powerful delusions of self and others. This is most tragic (I can’t think of anything worse) as being deceived at this level and deceiving others, yet it appears to me to be most common to those who think themselves above reproach! I had even shared with the elder, that the most powerful forms of witchcraft are those which use the scriptures (as in Hebrew style witchcraft) that I had learned from the late Dr. Gross, who in my opinion was the most transcendent Man of God I have ever met, or probably I will ever know… although he too was fallible within his own understanding.
Having said all these things, I still love these judgmental brothers – not because it is a commandment of Jesus, but rather as it is but a second nature in having Christ within me, that I do so. I have said I will pray for them, and I will as long as I am led to do so within my spirit.
Apologies for my errors in judgment.
Elders can see if someone is headed down the wrong path.
Yet ultimately, it is the Lord who allows and orchestrates events for his sheep to learn and grow, and not mere men.
Elders should be able to discern the difference in a brother or sister of the Lord, whereas a younger member of the body of Christ, is still yet unable to do so. This is partly because so few elders exist nowadays who have the understanding of the different mindsets of reputable doctrines, (which we use to communicate in following Christ with others). And Satan uses these doctrinal divides, often destroying the unity of the body. Unfortunately most churches don’t understand the difference between the soul (emotional reasoning), the human spirit, and the Holy Spirit’s place and functions: which causes problems and unneeded divisions amongst the body.
Beware the monster you kill… because you too will become that monster! [Friedrich Nietzsche].
I never thought that being a follower of Jesus Christ that I would ever be quoting Nietzsche…
But I now see this is what happens when we operate in the flesh, under our own steam, especially while applying the letter of the law (and not Christ) to others!
The one who doesn’t think himself guilty of this, merely deceives himself, and like a good lawyer or salesman deceives others around him.
One thing that most human beings are lacking in, is in extending grace to others – like our Lord did for us. I have beaten up on my own ghosts’ for years, believing it was the Lord who was showing me greater truth of why I am who I had become. Armed with the new truth I perceived in dealing with sociopaths, I then dove into others head first to slay who I perceived they were.
Although this was not my nature, I started noticing I tended to morph into those who I have been the victim of. It starts with the ones closest to you, and will move forward, unless you apply the brakes! Those who think that they are above reproach, will never concede to applying the brakes, as the pride of life, and often their own sense of justice, (legalism) only drives them further into a self-righteous fury!
Yet this IS NOT the way of the Lord, who is gentle, forgiving, and full of grace. No, not Mary, but rather our heavenly Father, who has graced us before the foundation of the earth in sending his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as our atonement for sin.
Grace, grace, grace, I say, which no man can boast upon! As much as I may wish Jesus be Lord of my life above all else, I am powerless in attempting any type of change within myself! Did you get that? Powerless in orchestrating any type of change, no matter how hard I may want to obtain it!
I have learned some fantastic (Armenian type) Bible passages about choosing to follow the “narrow way” these past dozen years, and that is a good thing in wishing to be firmly rooted in Christ, yet the danger comes in with the wrong type of judging of others hearts occurs, and should the tide turn by others, it may be you who is swept from such a rigid foundation of stone!
The problem is when that rigid stone foundation is confused with being The Rock, who is Only Jesus Christ, or Lord, Savior, and ultimate judge. Whoa be it unto men, who try to walk in those shoes: for only heretical hypocrisy, apostasy, and perhaps hell awaits them, and at the very best, the judgment of a teacher who taught many in error, or worse as a false prophet.
In my view, only a fool would seek such a spiritual position of authority and responsibility. But I digress, the point is to be humble and unassuming to another’s status which is strictly amongst him, and the Lord God of Israel.
Like the Galatians we must be careful not to fall into our own heretical forms of worship and celebrations, but at the same time we must be diligent to not overstep our own understanding and authority in the judgment of others – especially in being graced so much ourselves!!
Yes we must maintain good order amongst the brethren, but be wise in taking command and control over those whom the Lord has graced.
This is a secular post predominantly, and it only proves to me that if one rejects the Lord, only Satan’s order is available…
The military used to be known for their legal discrimination in maintaining a strong and cohesive force. Discrimination used properly is a force multiplier, however bigotry cannot be tolerated as it is corrosive to good order and discipline. So who will judge the just or unjust authority figures?
Merit promotion policies took root during the Johnson Administration, an offshoot of Americas Civil Rights. The social engineers in “the marketplace” started enforcing quotas for blacks and other minority groups, with the theory this would ensure Equal Opportunity, in the otherwise dominated white male workforce.
Somehow this has morphed into “the white man is the oppressor” within progressive academic circles.
Should not a man (or women) be judged on the “content of their character’, as coined by the Civil Rights greatest leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Everyone I have ever known agrees with this assertion, yet regulating this principle within the “great society” of diverse humanity seems to have predominantly failed.
Character Assassins within a Orwellian type of society, now seems to dominate the landscape instead of the ideals once envisioned. And a state of denial by politicians that regulating (White) society has been ineffective, even with over 50 years of accommodations, and a Black President only seems to have exacerbated the issues, and caused greater pain and resentments for all involved.
I am so distraught that some people who claim to be followers of Christ, would rather camouflage their hatred for Donald Trump in the faith, than to actually become informed to what is actually occurring at the carnal plain – which the Lord God has allowed!
I now contend that if I were miserable with the election results of 2016, I would have remained in the good grace of many who actually equivocate their political views with godliness.
I have now witnessed a type of persecution I had never experienced before, namely being overtaken by politics, when it is my accuser who is obsessed by such notions and without having knowledge of it!
We should actually pray earnestly for such brethren that they may not continue in their deceptions, the very thing which I am accused of!
I have always noticed that people of political ignorance, insist that if one is informed to world events; they are extreme and worldly, if you do not agree with them!
They do what they accuse others of doing, yet they cannot see it, nor will acknowledge it!
This is the point at which politics actually becomes placed before the Lord, yet many are so deluded that they earnestly believe they are following Christ in their point of view.
Nonsense, twisted truths (known as lies) can never be equated to walking in the spirit of truth, and ignorance can never be associated with having light!
*** I for one am tired of being accused of moving in ignorance, when in fact the converse is true!
Pack it in you left-wing nuts, and stop trying to virtue signal to others just how wise in the faith (you think that) you are.
Where as in actuality, you know NOTHING, and you have shown your hand to how deceived and cold, you really have become.
I am really glad that Charlie Daniels at least holds a small platform to speak up to the diseased malcontents which America has always struggled with, there is nothing new under the sun, it is just that humanity has become more divided than ever before as they await for their father the Devil to pull it all together. My advice is to not confuse the god of this world, with the God of the Universe. Thinking you are doing the Lord a favor, by the rooting out and destruction of your brother!
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I am an old school American, born under 48 States in the union. My family is church people (the conservative Bible believing type, not liberals) and the moral principles of the proper family unit were stressed.
I went into the military in 1980, women were still new to being accepted in the services in the Academies. I think this was only right, being that the male was to be the provider and defender of his family. Sexual tensions were the result of this mixing, and I was on one of the first ships to try such debauchery with their temptations and newly formed power struggles of the sexes.
Women do have a place in the services in building up the strength, but are a deficit when taxing the men even further, in there so-called move towards equality.
These are a couple of bullet points to a much more compromising picture to so-called human rights.
Destruction of the unborn while still in the womb, was a real dive from the moral cliff of decency, and can only be compared to the eugenics used by the NAZI’s in an attempt to get rid of the unwanted.
The women’s movement, is known to have its roots in the annals of Marxist doctrines, in an attempt to tear down the structuring of the family, and society in general. Also at that time Homosexuality was being pushed by Hollywood and other decadent forces for acceptance into the main stream.
The American Civil Rights movement was in full swing, and had corrected many evils of injustice, yet it came with its own new sets of new problems, and creating a greater resentment towards the white male in particularly.
I had never discriminated against another because of their race, religion, or ethnic background, yet I sure experienced it as early as my 20’s working two hours prior to me piers showing up, and two hours after they left, in making the same pay. They happened to be black, but it was the white supervisors who initiated (off the record) this new work ethic. I never complained, I was happy to have the job, however I did point my bosses hypocrisy, and with the threat of termination, I never said another word.
Of course, (and I really believe it) this has allot to do with being the Lord’s and suffering rejection from the world and it’s establishments, even as the Jews were seen as lesser by the Egyptians, and only to be used as slaves.
On a personal level, I have never had a problem in working with another, until resentment has been interjected by an outside political influence. This is the problem people are experiencing today.
At a basil level the absolute authority is the Lord God, yet nowadays everything is targeted at undermining this idea because of the rebellious nature within most people. Evolution for instance, is a direct assault of even the concept of there being a God, with “humankind” improving and developing into a higher life form. Whereas, the Bible clearly teaches that none is without sin, and except for Grace of God in Christ, all will degenerate to the lowest form of human depravity!
And this is exactly what is taking place today, filth is equivocated with righteousness’ as we spiral further and further away from the truth! It is the “Feet of Iron and Clay” found in the book of Daniel, the mixing together of all things (and Peoples) in rebellion towards God. Yet most people nowadays cannot see that their desires are worse than the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, as they use humanistic sciences to justify sinfulness, and scoff at righteousness – even wishing to overthrow it, and by extension the Lord God of Israel! As a result of most of humanity being children of the Devil, they will rejoice when he shows up claiming to be God, while performing many false miracles, while posing as God. Even Bible believing churches, who do not actually know Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, will fall victims of Satan crying peace and safety thinking their savior has arrived. Yet soon afterwards, the Lord will destroy all this wickedness, and the world cannot hide (and wishing the rocks will fall on them) prior to His thousand-year reign upon the earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (KJV) 5) But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2) For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3) For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Revelation 6:16 (KJV) 16) And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
After all this being said, the real question should be, are you with the Lord, or are you not, as this will determine your destination through eternity!
I was born when there were still 48 stars in the Union Jack, and raised as an American, holding Christian informed values. I was taught that it was the man’s responsibility to provide and defend his household, and if need be his Nation. I am not all ashamed in being taught what the good Lord’s principles are in relationship to becoming a man. I did fairly well within the Boy Scouts of America, making Star Scout – even when others went on to become Eagle Scouts. In our troop (35) we were taught to begin with Reverence (for God) as well as end with it, within the Boy Scout Creed.
Ungodliness in those days, was anything deviant or compromising with those values. Cultural Marxists (Humanists) had not yet gained control of our history and education systems, like they have today, and they had not yet succeeded in replacing the family structure in using feminism, homosexuality, and other compromising behaviors. There were only two sexes, male and female, with their roles provided in creating the most stable type of home environment, in producing the next generation of leaders and providers.
These were the values which were learned from generation to generation in those days, and the backbone of having a stable society and families. The Ten Commandments were at the basis of our laws, and sex outside of marriage, (between a man and a woman) were still frowned upon.
The 1960’s “fixed” all that: with their free love, drug induced culture and rank rebellion against the establishment and government. Some were imprisoned at the time, yet to my amazement were later made college professors within some of our “so called” more progressive universities! Many early universities such a Harvard, once stood as a beacon to Biblical values upon their foundlings. West Point honored the Lord God of the Bible, and based their moral curriculum around it.
At one time, vastly almost all our institutions were based upon these types of structuring. Yet humanism (Marxists) started pushing in to all our institutions in an effort to overthrow the Christian informed monocultures predominantly within the West. The new history being taught, became the beginning of “white guilt” and the evils of free enterprise. The media widely covered the Vietnam war, it came into our households each night and showed the horror to the public, and sometimes instantaneously! As a result of the media, (controlled by the big 6) rebellion and often treasonous anti American acts were the result, and often perpetuated by Hollywood elites like Jane Fonda, while in total denial concerning the lives of our fighting men.
At the heart of this activity was the deep state (Illuminate) even then, a hater of God, free enterprise, and free people’s everywhere! I believe that the predominate Democratic Party was used as a tool by these so-called “Cultural Marxists” which really took off after the assassination of JFK, and LBJ being appointed as President.
Yet I still wanted to be an “American Fighting Man” fighting for a greater cause than myself, and I wanted to experience the “male bonding” which took place as defenders of righteousness! Oh yeah, I was a flag waving old school conservative who looked forward in developing into manhood after High School! The anti-military sentiment (by the left) still existed as a result of the Vietnam War, yet I still wanted to pay my dues (so to speak) in service to my country, like my father before me, grandfather, great-grandfather, and so forth.
The military seemed to me to be the last vestige for the traditional male, and I wanted a taste of it! The feminist were pretty much succeeding in all other careers within our culture, including fire departments and police forces. “To me” this was sad, and the standards kept dropping towards the lowest common denominators in the name of diversity!
In my view President Johnson’s idea of “the great society” has blatantly failed, yet the progressive still pushes to undermine any last elements of the “so called” Christian culture, which has openly been opposed by many a Democratic leader as the enemy of our culture ever since!
Fast forward to the 9-11 attacks on our Nation and the military. There was a move again toward patriotism after 9-11, the likes I have not seen since before the Tet offensives during Vietnam. Flags were openly displayed everywhere, the military had pretty much gained back it’s respect among most, and the Lord God was once again mentioned within the press. I was “called up” from my reserve unit to reinforce the ranks of many who had been shipped overseas under orders for Operation Enduring Freedom, and then Operation Iraqi Freedom. We were thanked by the Generals of the Army upon our arrival to Ft. Bragg NC, in the biggest call up since World War Two! It felt great to actually be doing something about the “War on Terror” which was now all around the globe.
I was then medically retired from the Army in 2007, just prior to Barrack Hussein Obama becoming President. I can remember Hillary Clinton being the first politician in espousing negative remarks about our wartime President Bush. She said “Bush lied and people died” concerning Iraq, and the American flags began to disappear from the front porches of America once again. These anti America, pro Communists from their days in college, were at it again. When Obama was elected as President, he blatantly stated that this was “no longer” a Christian country! And once again the accusatory deep state swings back hard against any vestige of unity in our land. And the fall of Iraq after so many American lives were lost in “liberating it” make most who fault there very bitter. Yet politicians don’t care, as long as they get theirs by using the uninformed masses, and even Illegal migration and voting to justify their means.
Divide and conquer has now become the normal tactic in imposing a one world order, and replacing our culture with another. The principles of the American Revolution, versus the French Revolution, has become the norm, and most Americans will never know the difference, as they were never taught these lessons. The white man has become the oppressor, and needs to be kept down, or effectively eliminated from regaining any type of control over the cultures, (and to say otherwise) makes you a sexist, racist or homophobic – not to mention xenophobia or any other words which have recently been coined by progressives in an attempt to change the culture.
Changing the culture of the military was also targeted by the Obama administration and the Democrats. I can remember my Father once telling me that “the Army has never changed” from when he went in, as we visited my first day of duty with the Army Reserves. Yet nowadays however, a man is written up for often times just expressing an opinion – which might run contrary to the one size fits all Army which has now emerged from the so-called progressives, or maybe even the so-called “deep state”. The white male is now often marginalized, and even legally challenged in asserting himself in the functions of his duty if he is perceived to be biased in any way shape or form towards women, minorities, and even can be reprimanded for calling a transgender Sir or Mam, if their perceptions of themselves is felt to have been wrongly identified and oftentimes, there is no due process even afforded them.
This is divide and conquer at its finest, yet ironically the supposed new designed is to promote unity and unit cohesion! The truth be known, this is actually a satanic reversal of the Lord God’s order, and soon enough persecution may come to anyone who dares to express it openly.
Media control of people’s thoughts are already being censored, which parts of the big 6 like Google may sensor if receiving enough views, otherwise one can still pass under the radar so to speak. I would guess when Albert Pikes’ “Lucifer” shows up, this will not be the case, so post your blogs freely now before the thought police come and get you!
This surely is the great falling away the Bible speaks about, the earth is covered in spiritual darkness, and the people gross darkness, the “Restrainer” is gone (2 Thessalonians 2:7) – the camp of the Saints overrun, and the mother of Harlots; the carnal church seems to be flocking to.
Yet like Lot’s wife, whose heart looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah, even I must pray my heart is not taken for a love of the world, the world’s people, nor even a love for my country; which I was instructed to defend the principles of, and sworn to its Constitution.
Thanks for reading.
Maybe I should have called this chopping up the Bible to tickle people’s ears..?
In my opinion, this new chart is a disgrace to the completed work of Christ on the Cross… It divides the (“Graphy” word) of truth, all right – yet almost reaches a level a heresy which I have never seen before in a Bible based Church. It’s fair enough to think you are doing a service to the Lord, but most sad when you are doing a disservice. Using the 1918 Clearance Larkins graphic is one thing, but modifying that work 100 years later for purely intellectual or theological purposes in the name of teaching, is entirely another!
Yet this is not uncommon, and I don’t mean to pick on any one particular group, yet this is a perfect example of using Systematic Theology in blatant independence of God, in my estimation. Systematic Theology should never be put above the Lord Jesus Christ when a carnal understanding of the Bible to the natural mind, is really what is sought, rather than the whole truth within contexts of what scripture verse is being read.
The reason for this is that often time’s men wish to be seen as “all knowing” rather than to submit themselves in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the way the truth and the life, who promises his actual disciples to reveal all truth (confirmatory with the whole of the scriptures) to their understanding. It may sound most harsh, yet this is why the Bible warns about false teachers and prophets in men towards the “end of days” saying, (by their actions) I am God. I don’t know how else to put it without compromising my point.
As a rule of thumb, Jesus Christ (God incarnate) “is the be all, and end all”, of the whole of the scriptures. From Genesis to Revelations, it is none other than Jesus Christ being either alluded to, indirectly or directly as being the way back to God the Father.
Yet the (newest) above chart can be folded to exclude the “age of the Gentiles”, as if it was out of convenience to the Lord’s provision for “all humanity” – the Person of Jesus Christ, can somehow now be rejected by the “natural Jew” (who was cut off from the stock of Israel) and yet during the apocalypse, these remaining Jews may still obtain Salvation in their acceptance of their Messiah, (whom they rejected) even after the wedding feast of the lamb has occurred.
Jesus Christ also said to the Pharisees, “If you tear down this temple that he would rise it up in 3 days”: so was he speaking about brick and mortar being rebuilt? Of course not, he was speaking about himself being raised up from death unto new life, not about the earthly or carnal plane.
So why then do men feel the need to make Israel something found within the carnal or natural world even towards the end of this dispensation? The Bible clearly states: Jew or Gentile, male or female, the whole of the world (can) is now made complete in Christ’s atonement on the cross. “Period, end of story”.
So why then is there such confusion when speaking about eschatology? In short, carnal understanding of the Bible is the reason. I submit to you that the Bible is speaking about “Spiritual Israel or Jew”, who have been made complete in Christ.
I would further add that it is an ongoing insult to the Father and the Son in thinking there will be some sort of return of the natural Jew (by birth) to the Lord God of Israel, without rebirth of one found in Christ, Jesus!
Yet, this is what eschatology has become in this day of strong delusion, and natural understanding of the Bible, apart from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here we are in the midst of the falling away that is prophesied in 2.Thes.2. We are about to see ‘that Wicked’ revealed and horrors are abounding on all sides. Are we ready for this though? Are we ready to see those who we have known for ages falling away and returning to the world. Paul had all sorts of anguish about this. ‘Demas has left me having loved this present world’ he wrote. A man who had seen and heard the things of God returning to the world?! Who would have thought it! All the miracles in the world, and all the best exposition of the Truth of God will not prevent many from going back. There is this hope that if only we can produce the power of God and see wonders happening people will go church and stay there. It is not going to happen. In the parable of the sower you will know that we see that most ground into which the seed falls actually fails, not because of the seed, but the ground. This video asks if we are ready, and are we going to be fazed by so many going back. Stand fast, as this is bumpy and it is going to get worse.
Personal liberties individuality and free enterprise are much more Christ like, than are tyrannical and oppressive governments who wish to enslave the masses! So how can anyone who claims the name of the Lord Jesus Christ be against personal freedoms, and then be for: an emplacement of government whose only wish is to enslave the masses to its own twisted viewpoints and control? God’s way is to have Nation States, borders, and a common language of its people! Satan’s way is to have total control of the world and its people!
There can be no common ground, one is of the Lord, and the other of Lucifer. To me, this type thinking is equivalent to taking the mark of slavery, when you could have enjoyed freedom… I just don’t get it, one’s more of a God honoring system, and the other deeply Demonic!
People sure do have some twisted viewpoints nowadays, yet while in being a believer, they should really be able to understand these “basic principles”, as to not to be enslaved.
Call me nuts if you like, but if you haven’t actually started “In” Christ, you are better off in NOT studying the things of God (without Him) than to further heap condemnation on your soul by further learning about the spiritual workings of God, that do not apply to you. Now I’m not talking about being a conscientious person and living to a certain level of decency, not at all, but I am speaking about trying to be something you’re not, namely a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, if he hasn’t called you to do a work of salvation within!
That’s right, it is better to remain ignorant of the things of God, than it is to have a head full of Bible knowledge which will only compounds your damnation, because of the fact you had knowledge of it.
This is why Jesus so condemned the Scribes (Academics) and Pharisees of his day, as they actually created even more evil people by trying to teach them by the letter of the law, things they were unable to keep or even understand.
Now why folks may draw a dichotomy between the Old Testament saints and the New, the spiritual conditioning of “self-righteousness” is the same.
You see, as I have said many a times before: you cannot teach someone into Jesus! Either God the Father does a work in them, or he does not! Jesus said all that the Father gives to him WILL come, so by doing evangelism in the flesh, (independent of the Lord’s leading) you might be actually creating more of a problem for those people, than if you simply let them be.
I believe Satan, also called the butcher, knows this principle very well, and went out in creating a False Church, (Antichrists’) with a twofold function of destroying the actual ecclesia’s faith, and bringing in the religious unregenerate to fill ranks in confusing the actual brethren, all while creating the false gospel of theology, which only appeals to the natural mind, yet has no power over sin!
Thus creating twice the sons of Hell than themselves! And Jesus is calling them sons of hell, because it seems to me that, this is where such people will end up – rather than hades, and remaining in “the sleep of death” (where the dead know nothing) until the judgment day: and the separation between the sheep (found in the Lamb’s Book of Life) and the goats, who are headed towards the pit: I surmise.
Having said all this, the important thing is that those who have actually started in Christ, remain in him, until the day we are called to be with him, outside of our earthly tents. The rest is but academics, and many have fallen away because of such false and discouraging teachings.
In the western world we use the mind to understand, reason and memorize facts. This is known as natural understanding. Yet the Bible specifically says to lean not towards your own (natural) understanding!
This is because the Lord God is Spirit and truth, so we must know him, and follow him in spirit and truth, not just our filing systems between our ears! In the 1960’s you had the Jesus movement, and people got into Jesus, yet often times Jesus was not “into” them! This is an age-old problem of believing in something, yet the belief system, like a philosophy, has no power over sin! This is called being religious, and although certain philosophies are much more beneficial than others in our personal lives, they should never be confused with actually receiving and abiding in Christ, who has power over sin!
The most tragic part of any belief system, is that people truly believe they are in the right place – when in truth, they may not be! Satan appeals to the mind, the eye, the soul and emotions to have his way with us, yet he does not care for us, only furthering his own cause which is to be lord and god over all the creation.
Yet the Lord God, who is the creator of heaven and earth, chooses out of humanity (before the creation) a people for himself, to move and operate in to bring glory to himself and his eternal purposes alone! God is good, as God is Holy, and he cannot be in the presence of sin! The love the Lord God has, was the action, of giving his only begotten son (the second Adam) as an atonement for sin, for the ones God has chosen to do a work of Salvation within. You can’t “sign up” for Jesus, it is the work of the Holy Spirit alone, in convicting us of our need for him, because of sin. This spiritual work – which only the Lord does, is known as sanctification, which is a separating out from the world, the flesh and our sin natures, which all humanity has suffered and are born with. This is why it is by Grace we are saved, in whom the Lord starts a work in. I have found that a child who is sown into the world as wheat, will always suffer rejection by the world: by are those sown into the world as tears or weeds.
After man fell from life and grace (separation) by being tempted to sin by Satan, in “willful disobedience to him” thus caused independence of God, just like we have the ability to do after our initial repentance and regeneration . This independence from God is called death, (for a born again believer it spells spiritual death – eventually, if there is no repentance). The rest of humanity continues to suffer this (separation) death to God, and will suffer physical destruction after the judgment.This continued willful separation from God (by the ones who have been given a chance at eternal life), inherently produces spiritual death, and although there is but one Christ and one Salvation, the disciple must continue to abide in the life-giving sap of the vine, the bad fruit is cut off and pruned, yet if the branch continues to dry up and die, it too is ultimately cut off and burnt!
We must have a love for the truth, (who is Jesus Christ within us) should we ultimately hope to finish with Christ, and further enter into the kingdom of heaven, which Jesus taught was within us now!
All Christian doctrine that I am familiar with teaches Salvation by Grace alone, as this is the Lord God’s work within us which produces growth and fruit in our lives, which is unquestionably correct! Yet other doctrines emphasize that anyone can be saved (from sin) and a type of legalism of do this – but not that, is preached! Still other doctrines will teach that real believers (the good ground) are the only true elect, and therefore the only ones who can hope to finish the race. Yet the Apostle Paul spoke about, when he pushed on in for the prize, as to not becoming disqualified!
Both these belief systems (doctrines) cannot possibly both be correct, which means there is error in one or both. So how do we discern the truth? We do this by abiding in Christ, and letting him show us! Not by compiling all the texts together and combing through them by natural intellect. Paul understood this principle, he called those that didn’t abide in Christ, enemies of the cross. John said that there where those who started with us, yet became diverted to a different Gospel. The different Gospel is walking in independence from going to the Lord: (The Old Testament is full of examples of this). After Pentecost, this is what John called the “Spirit” of antichrist! So then the “Spirit” of antichrist, is the same as the “Spirit” of error. It is really quite simple for those who abide in Christ, and don’t walk in independence (which is sin) apart from the Lord in their natural understanding. No man-made institution can teach one these truths, it is learned by our spirits – otherwise after millenniums it would have already taken root, and you can bet Satan would have tried to counterfeit it!
This shows that the physical world, and all living creatures have been affected by sin and imperfection with the exception of the “Second Adam”, God incarnate – “Jesus Christ”. Without whom no man will see God! He is the way, the truth, and the life, and without Him, humanity is stuffed!
The actions of the Cross, was the victory over sin (separation from God), and on a spiritual level, Satan IS defeated! Yet on the carnal level, the struggle continues and we who have started with Christ, must continue to abide in him for a renewal of our “spiritual strength and life” not just our natural understanding.
This is why I always say, that you cannot teach someone into Jesus!
It is a matter of heart, will we walk with him (the ones who’ve been given the chance to become the sons and daughters of God), or will we not? Everything in the world is a potential distraction in moving further and further away from our Lord. This is what the disciples all understood sometime after the day of Pentecost, even Peter.
That’s why the greatest of the commandments is to love the Lord thy God first, before all else!
Jesus did not come to do away with this law, he came to fulfill it!