In Where is the Church Part 1, we briefly considered the Church of the [Mission Statement], The Purpose Driven Church, The Church of Ambiguity, The Universalist Church, The Relevant Church and The Unnatural Church as being assemblies in which the true, authentic Church will not be found today. In this blog and podcast, we will consider five more churches where professing Christians worship, but cannot be part of the authentic Church.
The Corporate Church
Historically, it seems like Christians never truly understand that they must not try to serve two masters (Luke 16:13). They support to some degree both the mammon and the righteous. However, our Master told us to love one, and "hate" the other. Today, there is no better example than the "patriotic Christian" who insists on serving both that which is "highly esteemed among men" and a Holy, Sovereign God. They are double-minded.
Years ago, before I left the mainstream church, a practicing lawyer was a member of our congregation and was on the church board. He pleaded several times with the board to incorporate the church, and to apply for a 501C3 tax status. Fortunately, the board elected not to do these things. After all, the Church reports to our Father in Heaven alone, and the churches in the United States are not required (for now) to report and pay federal income taxes to begin with. Here is a perplexing question: What motivates a congregation apply for tax exemption when they are not bound to pay the taxes to begin with? There can be only one answer: they attempt to justify themselves before men:
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. (Luke 16:15)
When a congregation incorporates, they become a government church. After all, the State is the sole authority and sovereign head over the corporation. If you don't believe it, read the charter! The corporation is subject to the laws of the State which limits its powers. Consequently, when a church incorporates, it is subject to the laws of the State which limits its powers. If a congregation is bound to civil government, they are bound to the secular laws, statutes and judgments.
Don't believe for a second that federal and state governments don't want church-goers to be subordinate to them. In fact, there are now DHS grants available for churches, and there is a White House Office for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Police Departments have worked with local churches to "get guns out of homes." In one Chicago case, the presumed people of God, were asked to exchange $100 gift cards for turned-in guns at their very own facilities.
However well-intentioned, Christians belonging to the corporate church are fast becoming inboxers for government control. Before you know it, forced vaccinations will be offered in their front lobbies, and they will willingly monitor and report "suspicious" social behavior to their government. Already, Department of Homeland Security has a See Something, Say Something campaign which encourages YOU to snitch based on potentially unfounded feelings. Since the Department of Homeland Security has also targeted many attributes of authentic Christianity as being " perpetrators of terrorism" it stands to reason that the government desires the authentic Church to be subordinate to civil government.
Did you know that the British government is already forcing churches and other religious institutions to hire open, practicing homosexuals? It is doing so "under the provisions of the so-called Equity Bill, which forbids discrimination against homosexuals or transsexuals." (Source) It's important to understand that sexually confused are now a protected class under U.S. law. In fact, the recent Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision declared same-sex marriage a "fundamental right" and homosexuality an "immutable" characteristic. Enforcement will logically begin now in the subservient corporate church.
".. people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today." (Chief Justice Roberts, dissenting opinion, Obergefell v. Hodges)
Chief Justice Roberts actually warned that the churches could lose any tax-exempt status it now has (Source). The rot goes very deep, and the corporate church will feel it first.
When you're told to stand down, will you? Some already have, and have concocted all kinds of ambiguous, creative excuses in their defense. According to the Christian News Network:
Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both 'evolved and evolving...'
[Jakes said] “[O]nce you get past [thinking America is a Christian nation] … Once you begin to understand that democracy—that a republic actually—is designed to be an overarching system to protect our unique nuances, then we no longer look for public policy to reflect biblical ethics,” Jakes explained. (Source)
The Zionist Church
The real radicals and extremists within the churches today are the Zionists. The ones I am most concerned about are professing Christians which enable a demonstrably antichrist people by providing to them ceaseless funding, arms and technology which - in turn - is used to brutalize and murder countless innocents.
The perpetrators of the Christian Zionist cult, both Jew and non-Jew, represent a special breed of evil. Professing Christians which will not be dissuaded from their dispensational interpretation of the "last days" hold these perpetrators in the highest regard. How bad is the infiltration? Consider that Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Bernis not only speaks at Promise Keepers rallies, but also currently serves on its board. Of course, a great number of churches send their men to Promise Keepers events. In 2014, Promise Keepers hosted a "revival" in Jerusalem, outside the old city walls. Long aligned with Judaism, the Promise Keepers commitment includes a "stand with God's Chosen People." (Source)
We have organizations like the International Christian Embassy (ICEJ), Christian Friends of Israel (CFI) and Christians United for Israel (CUFI). John Hagee, one of the most influential (and dangerous) Christian Zionists, proclaimed to the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in 2007:
“The sleeping giant of Christian Zionism has awakened. There are 50 million Christians standing up and applauding the State of Israel…” (Source)
Daystar, the scandal-ridden Trinity Broadcasting (TBN), God TV and Gods Learning Channel (GLC) appear on all our cable and satellite lineups. If mainstream Christianity does not agree with the stream of philo-Semitic drivel coming out from our televisions, you wouldn't know it.
The absurdity of the fascination with Jewish culture by the goyim has reached absurd proportions. Consider the "torah wraps" currently being performed by Christian Zionist nutjobs. It's so idiotic, condescending and ridiculous that even Jewish groups are complaining. Shofars are being blown ceremoniously at the start of Christian services. The occult "Star of David" is proudly worn, and even sold in Christian bookstores. The Israeli flag appears next to the Stars and Stripes behind church pulpits all over this nation. Wailing Wall replicas are being built on church property. Frenzied Judeo-Christian believers dance the hora while Israel rains US-made missiles upon innocent people, "destroying hospitals, shelters, schools, homes, mosques, and, yes, even churches." (Source) These truly are creepy people needing therapy.
If there is one shred of evidence that today's Jews today comprise the Covenant people because of their unbroken genetic heritage tracing back to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I'd like to see it. It simply doesn't exist. Their own scholarship openly admits that their ancestors never even set foot on the Holy Land. Stripped of all spin, lies, and deception, Zionism is a century-old sham. Nevertheless, Christian Zionists allow no room for reality or simple historical facts.
Why does it matter whether the Christian unconditionally supports the Israeli state? In a previous blog and podcast entitled Why Judeo-Christianity is Not Authentic Christianity I summed it up. Very simply: the modern state of Israel is a violent, bloody, apartheid, terrorist state which demands our unconditional support - and the Western nations have obligingly given it since the Balfour declaration at the cost of a great many lives. Did you know that burning churches is legitimate under Jewish law, and that Israeli Jews are actually doing it?
In recent weeks the release of Jonathon Pollard was scheduled by the Obama administration; a bone offered in response to Israeli anger against the U.S. president's support of a rational nuclear deal with Iran. Pollard is a convicted Jewish spy - a traitor - who pleaded guilty to selling classified information to Israel while working as a civilian intelligence analyst.
The hubris of the Israeli state is evident in the Jewish Sanhedrin calling president Obama to Mount Zion for trial concerning the "criminal offense" of supporting the U.N. deal with Iran, which to them amounts to "deliberately promoting genocide for the Jewish people:"
The modern day Jewish high court, made up of 71 Judaic scholars and rabbis, plan to bring the American president to trial on Mount Zion on September 9, 2015, four days before Rosh Hashana, the beginning of heavenly judgement [sic] days for the Jewish nation. (Source)
By the way, the primary reasons why the Western world has turned on Iran has nothing to do with their being a nuclear threat. Iran refuses private central banking, they sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar, they refuse to live under US puppet rule, and they will not kowtow to the whims of the Israeli state. And - unlike Israel - Iran has abided by all related international treaties to date.
Our slavish devotion to the Israeli state amounts to pitting American against American, and Christian against Christian. So slavish is our devotion to them that the largest intelligence compromise in American history is forgiven for fear of the Jews! Our culture has become so profoundly Judaized that we are positively captivated by these exploitative, parasitic people. We seek unconditional accommodation for 2-3% of our population, based on a an unfounded presumption that they are Chosen, and that they play a special part in Bible prophecy and other myths.
The church pulpits, radio and television is filled with people presenting themselves as being all objective about Bible prophecy while explaining what it all means. However, the moment you hear them lavish their praise upon the Jewish people, and place the modern Israeli state as being their deserved land, you know their judgment is impaired and are likely willfully blind. Leave. Don't interact with these presumed prophecy teachers, and certainly don't worship or study Scripture with them.
May our Father in Heaven forgive us for becoming entangled in Zionism, and the blood that is already on our hands. If you believe there ever is room in your doctrine for ethnic cleansing, apartheid, sex slave trade and mass murder of innocents (including Christians) then we are not of the same faith; the true Christian cannot be a Zionist Christian.
The Barren Church
If the churches do not bear fruit, they are not of the Master:
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (John 15:4)
Though not normally addressed from mainstream pulpits, the Bible teaches that one may not expect to bear fruit if they were never chosen and ordained to do so:
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain... (John 15:16)
Like a self-proclaimed prophet, simply starting a "church" and having Sunday morning assemblies does not mean that you will bear fruit, because you may not have been appointed by the Father in Heaven to do so. Not bearing fruit stands as evidence that your church currently does not (and potentially never has been) ordained by God.
Appealing to the Word of God, we must conclude that a true disciple of Christ does not choose to "accept Jesus" - they are chosen. And, to say that Yahweh chooses the abortionist, rapist, child molester, or homosexual is to say that God has changed His Mind regarding what is an abomination and what is not.
When one observes a symptom, the disease must be identified. You will not see fruit for the Kingdom in any congregation harboring the abortionist, rapist, child molester, or homosexual. Any person remaining in a congregation harboring the abortionist, rapist, child molester, or homosexual does not have the Holy Spirit within them, and they will not bear fruit. Their end "shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11:15)
These are professing Christians, but are silent concerning abominations. They are silent also about American imperialism, usury, fraud and deceit within our political systems and corporations, the insane slaughter of little Palestinian children by the IDF, etc. Amazingly, this kind of silence is required by some fellowships. Consider the Vineyard, which expressly "de-emphasizes any atmosphere or actions that could be considered patently dogmatic." (Source)
Though they may reject the loose morality running rampant in the reformed faith, the Pentecostal and Apostolic fellowships are full of people proudly saying: " I'm prayed up and my bags are packed." Their pastor and staff are clueless about what is going on in the world around them, and their solution is to claim: "It's above my pay grade!"
Like a trampled spring and a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. (Proverbs 25:26)
Eschatology is often a crutch for the barren churches. A belief that we are in the prophesied "Last Days" amounts pre-emptive surrender, apathy, and laziness wrapped in false piety. Though they praise God with their hands uplifted, you won't get any work out of them; Judgment Day is coming and they'll "soon" rise to meet Him in the air!
"God sells us all things at the price of labor." -- Leonardo da Vinci
Also found in the barren churches is a paralysis based on money, where your money is your voice. Church policy and doctrine can tied up because of a few key contributing people and a mortgage. Stands are not taken against sin when everybody knows that so-and-so sitting in the pew is living with a man, has had an abortion, or has a lesbian daughter. Some openly advocate a "progressive" position with regard to sin in order to reduce the likelihood of uncomfortable confrontations.
The barren churches do not target victory over sin and Kingdom growth as the measure of their success. George Barna once surveyed pastors with this question: "How would someone know if their church is successful?" Their reply: "Attendance, giving, number of programs, number of staff, and square footage.” (Source)
Since the barren churches to not attract people by convicting them, their programs, staff and facilities instead are designed to attract by targeting personal comfort, self-worth, social opportunities and other simple human dynamics. They are merely community centers with a growth mechanism much like any other community center. Their focus on the King of Kings has long been lost.
Contrast the discipleship pedigree of the barren church with the discipleship pedigree of the Apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians, Chapter 11:
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. (2 Corinthians 11:26-28)
The barren church leaders are evasive. They don't answer direct questions. For example, consider the modern international megamission movement. What is being taught in these far-off places, to non-receptive peoples, is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, given to His disciples so long ago. I wish I can spend more time on this, but - for now - consider the observation made by Charles Carlson (of We Hold These Truths) that megachurch pastor Rick Warrens evades direct questions concerning these international outreaches:
It seems fair to observe that the "purpose" that drives Warrens' "Purpose Driven Church and Purpose Driven Life" is worldly success in building churches. This is a far cry from building Christianity. He talks of the growth of Christianity in the third world and even in China in optimistic terms of carrying out Jesus' mission. He does not explain what kind of Christianity is taught in these far off places, nor why Christianity is not growing in the USA and Europe. (Christian Zionism on the Skids: Rick Warrens to the Rescue? Charles E. Carlson, 2009)
On Warrens' Saddleback Church site, we find a picture of him surrounded by smiling, dark black children, with the following text:
Ten years ago, a trip to Rwanda literally changed the trajectory of Pastor Rick’s life and mission. God gave him a vision for The PEACE Plan, a mission to fight the five giants of spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy that devastate the lives of men, women, and children around the world. He and Kay consider it their life’s’ work to empower local churches and local leaders to create sustainable change that gives a voice to the voiceless and help to the helpless. (Source)
Did you catch it? Warrens is addressing cultural problems inherent with the people and the region, but nothing about teaching from Scripture, the need for repentance and obedience, and building the Kingdom of God. Instead, we read some noble words like "five giants of spiritual emptiness" sprinkled among corporate jargon like "sustainable change", "empower" and "vision". The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not Maslow's hierarchy of needs. The irony here is that it is the true Church of Jesus Christ which is becoming voiceless and needs help first.
Take a look through the Saddleback Church sermon library, available online. The sermons mostly concern one's personal relationship with God, and confirming their personal worth. Key words are courage, connect, blessed, courageous, love, transformation, miracle, and destiny. Can modern megachurches be barren churches? Yes! Indeed, they are the prime suspects.
The Occult Church
In July, 1973, when the North American Christian Convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, my parents took my sister and I. On a Church of Christ vendor table, I picked up a booklet on the occult. On the cover was a collage of pictures, including a pentagram, a satanic figure with horns and wings, and a couple standing in the midst of it all. Inside, it warned Christians of the dangers of the occult, and went into some detail about demons, Tarot cards, Ouija boards and other divination devices, cults and the Kabala specifically.
When is the last time you heard a sermon about the dangers of the occult? When I was a kid, it was common, but I don't hear much about it anymore. Mystical and esoteric teachings based on ancient oral tradition used to be openly fingered by pastors as being dangerous and unbiblical.
Occult. Of, pertaining to, concerned with, or designating alchemy, magic, astrology and other arts and practices involving use of divination, incantation, magical formulae, etc." ("Webster's Collegiate Dictionary," Fifth Edition, 1947)
People professing to be Christians who were involved in the Kabala, and Church-attending Freemasons, knew to keep their activities in secret. Church leaders openly condemned disciplines that conceal important secrets except for adept and sages. Christians used to know about the dangers of blood oaths and ancient rituals practiced by evil people who oppose the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. What happened?
My sister and I both found out about the dangers of tools like the Ouija board and Tarot cards, as well as demon influence first-hand. Time prohibits me from addressing these things now, but it is important to recognize this: there is still today the occultist practice with unbiblical initiation rituals, secret words and blood oaths that persists after many centuries, in contrast with the authentic Church of Jesus Christ, and - once again - the problem is tied to the Jews.
The problem is not open divination of demons on Sunday morning; the problem is that Christianity has become Judaized. Mainstream Christianity is even called "Judeo-Christianity". It became hyphenated; an amalgamation of Judaism (which is antagonistic to Christianity) and New Covenant Christianity. The significance of this infiltration in found in the poisoned doctrines, myths and fantasies prevalent in mainstream reformed churches today. That preachers don't preach hard against the occult any more is likely tied to their adulation of the Jews and their rabbinical traditions. Specifically, the oral traditions associated with the Kabala:
A kind or system of occult theosophy or mystial interpretation of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain medieval Christians. 2. Secret or esoteric doctrine or science, in general; occultism; mystic art; mystery. ("Webster's Collegiate Dictionary," Fifth Edition, 1947)
The Kabala teaches the Kundalini “serpent power” found in Hindu belief. It is occult, because it involves a requirement for one to spiritually ascend levels or points which are not found in the Revealed Word. It uses the same "tree of life" as found in New Age teachings, and is found in the Tarot. The Kabala is related to the ancient serpent religion of Babylon; it became the "ancient magic" opposed to Hebrewism (and thus authentic Christianity).
I wish I had more time to address this corrupting influence, but - for now - here are a few things about the Kabala that should alarm any Bible-believing Christian:
- The Kabala teaches that God and humankind are interdependent and we are "co-creators with God Itself." (Source)
- "By becoming vessels of light, we can regain Eden", and "even a stone has divinity" (Source)
- Like Carl Jung believed, and as the Talmud teaches, the Kabala teaches that ".. the forbidden fruit was a sexual act between Eve and the Serpent."
Freemasonry is derived from the Kabala:
"All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kaballah and return to it; everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the Illuminati, Jacob Boeheme, Swedenborg, Saint Martin, and others, is borrowed from the Kabalah; all Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their Symbols." (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma," page 744)
It is no secret that Masonic rituals are basically identical to Talmudic Jewish rituals. These so-called rites are performed inside "temples" veiled in secrecy. Even Jews admit that rituals similar to B'nai B'rith rituals are found in Freemasonry and that the fundamental tenets of Judaism and Freemasonry are identical. (How the New World Order is Using the Christian Churches and their Pastors – to Destroy Christianity! Lorraine Day, M.D
Kabbalism is a system of Jewish mysticism and magic and is the foundational element in modern witchcraft. Virtually all of the great witches and sorcerers of this century were Kabbalists. (William J. Schnoebelen, The Dark Side of Freemasonry)
Today, there are over one million freemasons belong to the Southern Baptist Convention alone (Source). As the rabbis teach that the Kabala is an end within itself, deistic Masonry is its own church. In fact, Masonry does not teach that salvation is through Jesus Christ:
[Freemasonry] reaches a climax in the assurance of a future life all without the aid of the Bible, God, Jesus Christ or the church. (John A. Hertel Company, "The Masonic Bible,' pages 10-11)
Nonetheless, we must keep in mind that Kabbalah is usually expressed as a part of Jewish culture, and therefore implies (among other things) that the blood atonement of the Messiah is unnecessary for salvation (A Foreword to Kabbalah Study for Christians, John J. Parsons, Hebrew4Christians Ministries)
“Every lodge is a temple of religion, and its teaching instruction in religion... Masonry is the successor to the Mysteries.” (Albert Pike)
Like the Jews in the Talmud, Freemasons are required to tell lies - or even perjure themselves - in order to protect their own (Edmond Ronayne, Masonic Handbook, page 183). They are to be in "obedience to the powers immediately set above him" - to disobey is an unpardonable crime (Robert Morris, Webb's Monitor of Freemasonry, page 169).
It surely is no coincidence that the Israeli state came into being not only by the United Nations and Communist Russia, but also via President Harry S. Truman, a 33rd degree Freemason, over the objections of top diplomatic and military experts.
Alarmingly the Kabala is now taught to Christian viewers on television. I've seen rabbis teaching it on Christian satellite and cable programming. A "Christian" book entitled The Circle Maker based on Jewish Talmudic teachings and the Kabala, and written by a pastor, is now a best seller.
The philosophy and doctrines of the Jewish Cabala are the wellspring of virtually every wicked, occult sect, satanic secret society, and witchcraft cult that has arisen in the past one thousand years! The Cabala brings together in one neat package the core of all the Mystery teachings of the ancients. Indeed, the Holy Bible gives evidence that the Jewish elders had brought the Mysteries into the Temple and had conducted secret ceremonies in hidden chambers as far back as the days of the prophet Ezekiel (see Ezekiel 8). God called these teachings and rituals "abominations." (The Occult Magic of the Jewish Cabala, Tex Marrs)
Moses did not reveal secret truths only through an exclusive priesthood! The Christian Gospel of Jesus Christ has been made known to all Israel. There is no secret, hidden revelation:
... for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. (Matthew 10:26-27)
The New World Order Church
One sure way to irritate most Christian "prophecy teachers" is to proclaim that Judeo-Christianity is contributing to the very New World Order (NWO) that they purport to expose. Nevertheless, this is truly the case.
Like a gimbal wheel, Judeo-Christianity obligingly goes were the mass pushing it instructs.
According to Myron Fagan, a Jewish playwright who became a Christian, the New World Order will be accomplished through four efforts:
- Acquire control of America's money system.
- Locate and place desirable men who could be bought into federal positions.
- Create racial and cultural discord.
- Destroy Christianity from within.
A transcript of Fagan's 1967 work, The Illuminati, can be found here.
The successful implementation of the first three efforts is apparent. How the last effort is actually implemented remains to be recognized by mainstream Judeo-Christianity, though one clue is in plain sight: their hyphenated name.
To believe that the Jews do not play a significant part in the New World Order is believe in fantasies and fairy tales. On one hand, the average mainstream Christian will point to the ACLU, the Federal Reserve, the Rothschilds, the Bilderberg Group and the Council of Foreign Relations and cry "New World Order!" yet they invariably deny the nefarious roles of Jews like Jacob Rothschild, Ben Bernanke, James D. Wolfensohn, Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan, Richard Perle, and Paul Wolfowitz in those organizations.
When a professing Christian deliberately refuses to acknowledge the disproportionate representation in these organizations by the Jews, that professing Christian is being neither honest or candid.
To believe that Jews in the U.S. State Department like Madeleine Albright, Elliott Abrams and David Scheffer have only the best intentions for Christian Americans is to believe that the nation of Serbia has no Christians, and that Al Qaida/ISIS have never received U.S. funding and support.
To believe that the Jews do not have a substantive impact in international affairs through banking and investment establishments, as well as the private banks (including the Federal Reserve) is to deny the disproportionate membership of influential Jews like Stephen Friedman , Robert E. Rubin, Martin S. Feldstein and Stanley Fischer in the Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission and the Council of Foreign Relations.
To believe that Jews who disproportionately dominate Western media and entertainment like Katharine Graham, Mortimer Zuckerman, Gerald Levin and David Geffen have only the highest regard for God's eternal moral Laws have never watched network news or watched a popular movie in the past 25 years. The responsibility these people bear for our steady moral decline, as well as racial and cultural discord, cannot be denied by any rational person. By the way, Google "corruption jews hollywood" and you will receive nearly 1 million hits, with startling information concerning gross corruption and blatant theft.
The eschatology of the mainstream Judeo-Christian is also an indicator of their enabling the rise of the New World Order. After all, they largely believe that there is to be a future 1000-year reign by Christ and the Jews in Jerusalem of the entire planet, and actively seek to facilitate that end by promoting Zionism, and the return of the Jews to the land by the Will of God:
The Kabbalistic strategy is eschatological and judges that our age is the "End of Days"...the Judaics have been freed not by God, [but] by ... the god of modern times... (Judaism's Strange Gods, Page 36, Michael Hoffman)
Mainstream Judeo-Christian churches are complicit in the rise of the New World Order because of their irrational obsession with the Jews and Jewish culture. In their belief that the contemporary Jewish people comprise the Covenant people of the Bible, they miss the fact that the Talmudic Jews not only play a large part of the New World Order, but are committed to the eradication of Christian culture and expression.
Another indicator of mainstream Judeo-Christianity in the rise of the New World Order is their abandoning the Law; their willfully turning over legislation and enforcement of all laws and statutes to the opposing civil, antichrist government. They have literally handed over the keys. "God's Law is done away - don't you know we live under Grace?" they proclaim, while perverting Romans 13 and declaring antichrist laws to be not only lawful, but ordained by God Himself!
Along with bad eschatology we find paralysis. Mainstream Judeo-Christians are not motivated to change the world when they believe they will be beamed out of it very soon. One cannot study Bible prophecy without hearing the chorus of stern warnings from the "prophecy teachers" quoting Matthew 24:4-5, 2 Timothy 3:13 and 2 Timothy 4:3-4. "Beware!" they cry. "Many will be deceived! Many will not endure sound doctrines. They will follow their own lusts, and heap unto themselves teachers who will tickle their ears!"
Ultimately, today's dispensationalists are whackier than the whackiest religion on Earth today. They get really excited knowing that this marvelous Creation is to be utterly destroyed. They believe that they - who number in the millions and fill megachurches throughout the US - uniquely know the truths concerning the "last days", and everyone else is deceived and ignorant. (Source)
It is they themselves which are deceived, and thus serve the antichrist. It hasn't dawned on them that the millions upon millions of mainstream church goers cannot all be the people of promise Jesus spoke of in Matthew Chapter 7:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:14-15)
Mainstream Judeo-Christianity is not a threat to the New World Order, because they operate using the same godless playbook: patriotically obey your earthly king, pay your taxes and your interest, be accommodating to unbelievers, practice unconditional love and forgiveness, and always believe we are all equal - even at the expense of the blood of your sons and daughters, as well as your own innocent victims. These are not the attributes of Christians charged to change the world. They are instead attributes of spineless servants who have become subservient to it.
Are you a person who says: "Not my church! We're different!" I have heard this said many times in defense of one's congregation. "We believe what the Bible says, and we do our best to live by the Word of God" they invariably say.
Let me ask you: do you really? Let's get personal here. We are of course all sinners, but His children are bound to reject sinfulness with a repentant spirit. That's what sets them apart: shame over their sin and obedience. If you should find that the Word declares that any adultery and homosexuality are abominations, will you purge those unrepentant sinners from your congregation? If you should find that killing an unborn child is murder, will you place the unrepentant woman out of your fellowship? If you should find that the Bible teaches that you should not eat unclean things, will you cease eating the ham, bacon and shrimp? What if you should find out that the Word of God does not say that the "Jews are God's Chosen People" and we are not in the Last Days spoken of by the prophets? Will you address your Wednesday night Bible Study, where John Hagee videos are featured by a respected elder? What if you should find that you should not fellowship at all with the unrepentant sinner, who is doomed?
The Christian religion is the religion of sinners, of such as have sinned, and in whom sin in some measure still dwells. The Christian life is a life of continued repentance, humiliation for and mortification of sin, of continual faith in, thankfulness for, and love to the Redeemer, and hopeful joyful expectation of a day of glorious redemption, in which the believer shall be fully and finally acquitted, and sin abolished for ever. (Matthew Henry on 1 John 1:9)
Judeo-Christianity is an unsustainable system of belief. It is built upon myths that cannot hold up in honest discourse. It is a disease, infecting the Body of Christ, with symptoms that are evident. Even as the our nation declines deeper into the pit, and as the Body no longer seeks to be salt and light, we continually hear that we are a blessed nation from our leaders. Having rejected the eternal Commandments, Statutes and Judgments from God, we have become a wicked generation, facing the curses detailed in Deuteronomy 28, while simultaneously believing that we are the very elect who alone are not deceived! (Source)
You will not find the most effective disciples of the Most High actively working for long in The Church of [Mission Statement], The Purpose-Driven Church, The Church of Ambiguity, The Universalist Church, The Unnatural Church, The Corporate Church, The Zionist Church, The Barren Church, The Occult Church, or The New World Order Church.
Certainly there are those who desire to be an uncompromising servant of the Living God in these congregations. They are the redeemed: hungry for truth, rejecting what is falsehood. I know - I have met a number of them. However, these people either have left those churches, or are in the process of leaving them. Praise God: there always is a remnant.
In the third and final part of this series, we will determine where the true, authentic Church is found today.