I was listening to a pastor on TV, that responded to a question about the founding fathers of America. He repeated the lie he had heard, that most of the founders were not Christian but deists. This included
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. It is time to quit believing the lies of the devil. It is time to educate ourselves and our religious leaders of America’s true Christian Heritage!
Until the early 1900s, it was common knowledge that George Washington was a Christian. Then a book came out, claiming the opposite, and other books followed using that book (lie) as a source.
These are some quotes from George Washington:
-No man has a more perfect reliance on the alwise and powerful dispensations of the Supreme Being than I have, nor thinks His aid more necessary.
-You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.
-The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger. The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.
-I now make it my earnest prayer that God would… most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of the mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion.
- It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Claimed today as being the leader of separation of Church and State and a deist.
But what does history really say?
-Thomas Jefferson ordered a military band to play at Christian Church services inside the Capital.
-He put together a book today called the Jefferson Bible, claiming he took out parts of the Bible out that he didn’t like. But the real title of the book was ‘The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth’. It is a compact version of the 4 Gospels, with the majority being the words of Jesus. He made this book to be a missionary tool to the Indians.
These are some quotes from him:
-The practice of morality being necessary for the well being of society, He [God] has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain. We all agree in the obligation of the moral principles of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses.
-I am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished anyone to be: sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others.
-I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.
When the Continental Congress could not agree and the thought of a Constitution looked hopeless, it is Ben Franklin that stood up and said (in part). ‘In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.- Our prayers, Sir, were heard, & they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance?’
He also wrote his own eulogy to be read at his funeral. ‘The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and guilding, lies here, food for worms. Yet the work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more beatiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author.’
Historical evidence is overwhelmingly clear, that America could not have become a nation without the help of God, and the prayers of His people. The great majority of the Continental Congress and signers of the Constitution were Christians. A few references, (with massive documentation available) are below.
John Adams (2nd President) stated ‘Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other’. Truly we have fallen into that inadequacy Adams spoke of. America is in full rebellion against the God that made America great, and America is in crisis after crisis. Only a national repentance can save this nation, from the chaos which is to come. But national repentance must start with the Church. God is calling to His church in America:
Live a life that honors Jesus Christ and turn from your wicked ways.
Share the Gospel to all that will here, for the time is short.
Pray like you have never prayed before, for the prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
In His Service
References and research material
Book ‘The Light and the Glory’ http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=8755http://earstohear.net/Heritage/gwashington.htmlhttp://sacred-texts.com/bib/jb/index.htm
There are two views on ‘Who Is Human’. One is an evil man-made version built upon greed, power, and the lie of evolution. The other is built upon the love of a great Creator God for His Creation.
In Nazi Germany people that were mentally or physically disabled were classified as not or no longer human. This made an excuse for Hitler and his Nazi political party to kill and/or do medical experiments on those people. Another part of the Nazi agenda declared the ‘White-Aryan’ people to be the most pure and advanced of all people on earth. This made it acceptable to kill Jewish and other ‘undesirable’ people.
To a large extent, Nazi Germany was following an evil movement in America started by Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). She, her colleagues and followers believed only the superior elite should have children. Sterilization, birth control and abortion was the plan for keeping ‘non-superior’ individuals from multiplying. They formed the American Birth Control League which became Planned Parenthood in 1942. Clear references were made against ‘black’ or ‘yellow’ skin people, along with the poor that had to work for a living.
The Bible and the Jewish Holy Books say that God created man and woman in His own image (Genesis 1:27). He gave them a living soul (Genesis 2:7), and made them greater than all of the animals (Genesis 1:28).
The Declaration of Independence of the United States recognized God’s Word concerning mankind when it stated, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’
God also speaks of the humanity of the unborn (Exodus 21:22-23, Luke 1:41, Jeremiah 1:5).
By America and Christians accepting the lie of the devil, that the unborn are not human, millions of unborn babies have been murdered. But that is not the problem, but a symptom of it. God gave Americans great freedom and responsibility. Our freedom, including to worship God was bought by the prayers and blood of Americans that have gone on before us. There was a great price paid. But we have taken the freedom and ignored our responsibility. The average church member, that claims to be a Christian, is more loyal to their political party, labor union, friends, and their own comfort than they are to God and His Word. The Bible states (Proverbs 29:2) ‘When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.’ Yet in silence and deed the American Church continues to support evil. James 4:4 declares that if we are a friend of this evil world, we are an enemy of God (paraphrased).
Of course every person is responsible for their own walk with God (Romans 14:12-13, Ecclesiastes 12:14), but the leaders of the people have a much greater responsibility (James 3:1, Ezekiel 3:17-19, Ezekiel 33:6). According to a Barna Research Study, 90% of pastors believe abortion, homosexuality, sex outside of marriage and many other issues are Biblical Moral Issues, not political issues. However less than 10% of pastors preach on these issues? Barna Group also found that over 50% of Christians want pastors to preach on these Biblical Moral Issues.
God’s call to the Church, and individual Christians is to repent, turn back to Him, purify yourselves, and guard your hearts from this evil world.
But to the leaders of the Church, The Lord God has called you to be a leader in The Way of Righteousness, and to spread His Gospel throughout the world. He has called you to lead in the way of holiness, and to be a light to the evil world. But many of you have turned to worldly wisdom, to build your church. The Lord God says unto you, ‘The Church is not yours, but Mine. Repent. My Word is a sword against sin, that brings a sinner to repentance, and to eternal life in Me. But many of you have called it politically incorrect. Know you not, that there is no forgiveness without true repentance. Repent. Many say speaking of sin is an offence to the world. But I have not called you to be a friend of the world. I have called you and the people you serve to come out from the world and be a separate people. My Church is not to be part of the world, but a refuge from the world. A place of light, shining out for Eternal Life, for all who seek it. Repent.’ (James 4:17) The Lord God of all Creation is calling upon all in leadership to follow Scripture and call good, good and evil, evil. To speak clearly that all men are sinners, and deserve to go to hell. To tell of the love and great sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross. To call sinners to repentance and to the Cross of Christ for forgiveness. And to call God’s people to live a holy life that honors Him. If any leader of God’s people will do all that, follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and follow the Lord with all of their heart, then will the Holy Spirit of God strengthen them as leaders and increase understanding of God’s Holy Word.
In The Service Of The Most High God
Truly America is in full rebellion against the One True Holy Creator God.
-Almost 60 million babies have been murdered by American abortion since Roe v Wade (1973).
-The Supreme Court has declared homosexual marriage, the law of the land.
-American Public (State) Schools are teaching American children homosexuality, transgenderism (A boy may be a girl in a boys body), and other sexual perversions
-California School system now has unisex restrooms and has eliminated those designated for individual sexes.
-Houston, homosexual mayor has demanded copies of all sermons from churches, to look for, possible ‘discriminatory language’.
-Bakers and Photographers are fined and put out of business because of their belief in Biblical (non-homosexual) Marriage.
-American Schools have outlawed the God of the Bible, while teaching Muslim culture and religion. Even singing praise to Allah is accepted. Other religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Atheism are also accepted and openly taught, while Christianity and Judaism are forbidden
-American companies (with the help of the media) are threatening local and state governments to not come against any form of sexual perversion.
I feel it is too late for America. America as many of us remember her, is gone forever, never to be seen again. The sin and full rebellion against God, has gone too far. The traditional (Biblical) American family is under unprecedented attack and is being replaced with government approved perversion. We are heading for a full disintegration of our society, while, (with few exceptions) the Church continues, to love this evil world more than the Lord Jesus Christ, and stands silently watching society fall. (Matthew 5:13)
God gave America the privilege and duty of self government. If anyone looks at our Constitution and early laws, you see honor to God and His Word. Our moral laws were based upon the Bible. But today’s average Christian thinks more of their political party, and lifestyle than they do God’s Word. As the Democratic Party supports abortion, homosexuality, and is in full rebellion against God’s Word, millions of ‘Christians’ continue to knowingly support evil. As Republican lawmakers turn against God’s moral principles, ‘Christians’ continue to knowingly support evil. Scripture says you can not love and serve two masters. Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;... It is a sinful, world-loving Church that has turned it’s back on God, and is to blame for the fall of America. If there is any hope for America, it has to start with a truly repentant Church. Christians must turn from their support of sin and the love of this world, and turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness. Evil must be called evil and good must be called good (Isaiah 5:20). Do not trust in saying, ‘I am a child of God’ or ‘I am a Christian’, because God says (James 4:4) Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (See Note 1 below) (I Peter 1:14-16)
Who can tell. If the Church and America repent, and turn from their rebellion against God, maybe He will turn from, delay, or lessen the judgement against America. Scripture tells in Jonah 3 of Nineveh repenting and God held back His judgement. However when King David (2 Samuel 12) sinned and repented, the judgement came.
Reference links and Scripture references are below.
Servant of The Most High
Note 1: Scripture is clear that none of us are good, and our only way to Heaven is thru the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But Scripture is also clear that if we love sin and are in rebellion against God, His love is not in us. God is calling the Church to repent. To live a life that honors Him. Not one that gives honor to the evil of this world and the devil. (James 2:18)
Dr David Reagan, ‘A Nation Begging For Destruction’.
Part 1 ½ hour
Part 2 ½ hour
David Wilkerson 1973 vision. Almost an hour long.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
I John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
I Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
We hear it all the time. The words of Jesus in Matthew 7:1-2 ‘Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again’. That and other similar passages are commonly used to say we are not to judge. This is commonly said to include judgement of sin in anyway, including a persons actions. However this view of the word ‘judge’ does not line up with the rest of Scripture. Interestingly, the same people that say you can not judge, hypocritically accuse (judge) others for ‘judging’.
First we know that Jesus did not and can not lie. He said (according to the King James Bible), ‘Judge not’. But the word ‘Judge’ has multiple meanings and has changed in meaning from the time when King James Bible was written. So we must look at the entire Bible text, and root words for a clear meaning of the words of Jesus in this passage.
God has already declared many thoughts and acts as sin. If we say murder, rape, and homosexuality is sin, we are not declaring it to be sinful, but are echoing what God has already said. A better way of speaking could be, ‘God has said, declared, and proclaimed murder, rape and homosexuality are evil and sinful.’ It is under God’s authority, that acts are declared wrong, not ours.
God used His servants in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, to call out sin. In the Old Testament, God sent Jonah to Nineveh (book of Jonah), Nathan to King David (2 Samuel 12:7), and Jeremiah (book of Jeremiah) to the Children of Israel. God used those servants (and many others), to call out sin, call people to repent (turn from sin), and turn to Him. In the New Testament we find the same thing. In Matthew 23, Jesus called out the sin of the Scribes and Pharisees and warned them of judgement. In Acts 5, Ananias and Sapphira died as Peter confronted them with their sin. In 1 Corinthians 5 and 6, Paul speaks of dealing with sin inside the Church. In proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel, people were told to repent of their sin (sorrowfully, turn from evil), and look to God for forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
One of the primary meanings of the word Judge, would be in a courtroom, pronouncing judgement of innocent or guilty with penalty for the evil doer. This lines up with the rest of Scripture much better than the general term of Judge commonly used today.
But there is still more to this subject. Matthew 7 3-5 says ‘And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.’ Of course Jesus is not speaking of actual wood in the eye in this passage. Can you imagine a 2x4 in a person’s eye? Jesus is using a common way of speaking of that time. Verses 3-5 are a continuation of verses 1 and 2. In context we are not to judge others with an, ‘I am perfect, you are dirt’ attitude. But instead we must repent of our sin and turn to Christ for forgiveness. Then we can help others with their sin, and lead them to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and eternal life. Understand that we will never be perfect here on earth, and Jesus is calling us to judge ourselves first. (1 Corinthians 11:31)
For the Christian;
1 We can not and are not to judge an individual persons eternal destiny. All will stand before God, and He will judge.
2 If we say sin is bad, we are only repeating what God has already said about it. Here we must follow what Scripture says, not society or personal views.
3 Some will be called by God in a special way to call out sin.
4 To truly love a person, is to want them to go to Heaven, and the only way is through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
5 Helping people to understand that we all have sinned, is an important part of the Gospel message, and can not be ignored. A person can not repent of sin, if they don’t realize they have sinned.
6 We must not have a self righteous attitude. We must recognize our own sin, turn from it, and seek forgiveness in Jesus Christ. Here we must remember that we will never be perfect in this world, but to do all we can to live a life that gives honor to Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:14-16)
7 With a pure heart we are to guide people from their sin to forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus Christ.
For the Non-Christian, there is good news;
1 It is a fact that none of us are perfect, (Romans 3:23)
2 The requirement to get into Heaven is perfection, never done anything wrong, (Romans 6:23)
3 When Jesus Christ died, He paid the price for our sin (imperfection), (Romans 5:8 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
4 If you accept what Jesus has done for us, He will give you forgiveness. (Acts 4:12)
5 God looks at our hearts, (1 Samuel 16:7)
6 Scripture says, I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
7 1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life,
8 God has promised a great eternal life to His children, (Revelation 22:14)
Scripture referenced in text are below.
In His Service
1 Corinthians 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Corinthians 15:3&4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
1 Samuel 16:7 for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Revelation 22:14 that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
The Bible talks of a One World Religion and a One World Government in the ‘later days’. (Book of Revelation) Where are we at today?
God has always had His people, whether part of ‘organized religion’ or not. But when looking for a One World Church, we must look for an ‘organized common religion’,
The first organized Christian church(s) appears to be the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. They were common, but separate until about 1000-AD, when they cut fellowship. Protestant denominations started another separation in the 16th century when Martin Luther broke away from the Roman Catholic church. Today there are thousands of religions and denominations.
For many years now the Roman Church has worked at bringing all religions together (John 17:21 That they may all be one...). But today this coming together seems to be on steroids. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox are in talks to bring their religions together. Groups of influential evangelical leaders have met with the Pope to start working together. The head of the World Council of Churches stated ‘I believe that in our time God is opening new ways for us to unify...’ The Pope is also meeting with leaders of non-Christian religions to find common ground. Finally, there is a call for a great world wide meeting in 2025 for the merging of all world religions.
One of the major points of contention between the Roman Catholic and other religions is the authority of the Pope. Interestingly multiple Roman Catholic prophesies (and others) indicate that Pope Francis will be the last pope. As this world moves to a One World Church, will the Pope remain in a leadership position, go away, or assume a new position in the One World Wide Church? Only God knows and time will tell.
These are interesting days to be alive.
Some have asked for more information from The One World Religion article.
The most famous of the Pope prophesies comes from a Catholic Bishop Malachy of the 12th century. The prophecy is said to foretell, of the Roman Catholic Popes from his lifetime till the end. Of interest today is the fact the his prophecy ends with the Last Pope #112, which is Pope Francis. The following link has details from the prophecy concerning the last 10 popes
Another Catholic, Arch-Bishop Sheen 'prophesied’, 'The false church will be worldly ecumenical, and global. It will be a loose federation of churches. And religions forming some type of global association. A world parliament of churches. It will be emptied of all divine content and will be the mystical body of the Antichrist. He also stated 'Satan will recruit him (the false prophet) from among our bishops.”
Look at the massive growth of the ecumenical movement today, especially since Pope Francis took office. Is this ecumenical movement of Pope Francis going to fulfill the ‘prophecies’ of Bishops Malachy and Sheen, and form the One World Church? We do know, the book of Revelation says, there will be a One World Religion, it will not serve God and will be run by The False Prophet. If the prophecies are correct, the False Prophet will be a Bishop from the Roman Church, and will be the head of the Harlot Church of Revelation.
Were Malachy and Sheen Christians, and were the ‘prophesies’, from the Holy Spirit, I don’t know. But they do line up with Revelation 17:1-9. This passage speaks of the Harlot Church as Mother of Harlots, a woman, full of blasphemy, full of abominations, filthiness of fornication, drunk on the blood of God’s people, and has seven heads. A woman is reference to a Church. The blasphemy, abominations, and fornication speak of rebellion, sin and insults against God (Jesus Christ). Drunk with the blood, speaks of enjoyment in killing God’s people. The seven heads is explained in verse 9. ‘The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth’. Rome is called the city of seven hills. Taking verse 9 and the Sheen prophecy together, it appears that the Harlot Ecumenical Church will be headed by a former Roman Catholic Bishop and will have it’s headquarters in Rome, replacing the current Roman Catholic church.
The two Roman Catholic prophecies, the one from Revelation, and current events today, all seem to line up perfectly. How soon is the day when Jesus returns for His True Church? Time will tell, and while we are here, all these things will be very interesting to watch.
We are living in interesting days.
It does appear the One World Religion of Revelation will be an Ecumenical Anti-God Religion. One that will not really stand for anything, other than being against the Real Jesus Christ. This apostasy will have an image of ‘Jesus’ as part of the church, but it will not be the Jesus of God’s Holy Scripture.
Understand that ecumenicalism can be profitable, for example, working together for a common cause, such as a food pantry or pro-life. But we must be cautious. A church that has only the name Jesus in it, or that accepts Jesus as only a prophet, is not Christian. To be a real Christian church, some things must be accepted as fact, including, the deity of Christ, His sinless life, His sacrificial death and resurrection. Any denomination, sect, or religion that does not accept at least those simple Biblical truths is not Christian.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Colossians 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
I Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Hebrews 10:12 But this man (Jesus), after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
In my previous article (part 2), I mentioned that it looks like the Roman Catholic Church will be replaced by the Harlot Church of Revelation, but be not deceived. There will be no organized ‘Christian Church’ that will not bow it’s knee to the One World Apostate Church, or it will cease to exist. Revelation 17:6 states, the Harlot Church will be obsessed in killing real Christians that believe in Jesus Christ. The Real Church of Jesus Christ will go ‘underground’, as many give their life for Him.
This current ecumenical (and other) movement(s) is working to water down the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is working to merge non-Christian religions with Christian. Many that were once thought to be Solidly Christian, are now denying who Jesus Christ is, and what He has done for us. These churches will easily merge into the One World (anti-Christ) Church, of Revelation.
Do not depend upon any denomination to get you to Heaven. Heaven is only available through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. No mater what any church says, we should not, we can not, deny Jesus Christ is God, Who came to earth, lived a perfect life, died a sacrificial death for us, defeated death, and is now in Heaven making intersections for us.
If we accept Jesus as the Lord of our life and trust Him and His perfect work to get us to Heaven we will someday hear Him say to us, ‘enter in thou good and faithful servant’.
In His Service
Many Christians today say that politics don’t belong in the Church, but what does Scripture say, about what we call political? Should a Christian carry their Faith, and God’s Word outside the walls of the local church?
Jesus’s first commandment was Mark 12:30 (KJV) ‘thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength’. This commandment clearly speaks of Spiritual, Mental and Physical acts of love for Christ. We are to honor God in every part of our life. That includes keeping God’s moral laws. If we disobey Him, Scripture says, the cry of sin reaches unto God. (Genesis 18:20, Genesis 4:10, Exodus 32:7-8, Revelation 6:10) His second commandment was to ‘Love Others’. A true love for others is to teach and instruct them concerning God’s Word. That would include the good news of Jesus paying the price for our sin, as well as teaching God’s moral standards. These two can not be separated. (Romans 6:15)
Is Abortion, the killing of an unborn child, a political issue, or as Scripture defines it, murder? Is homosexuality a political issue or as Scripture calls it an abomination? If God clearly says things are wrong, we as Christians must accept the Biblical view. Do not be deceived by the lies of the devil (John 8:44). What God has said in His Word is true. (Proverbs 30:5, Psalm 33:4)
We as Christians must accept and support God’s Word on ‘social issues’. Ignoring His word because it is contrary to society, is putting the world before Him. We must guard our heart and minds from the evil of this world. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Even if all of society is against us, God has called us to stand with Him against evil. (Romans 12:2 and Exodus 23:2)
Scriptures referenced are below.
In the service of the Most High God
Genesis 18:20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
Genesis 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Exodus 32:7-8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil...
The Great Society was the original name for the current U.S. Government ‘Welfare System’. Though it is not as obvious as abortion and the current push to destroy America’s moral values with all kinds of sexual perversions (including LGBT note 1), it is just as evil and clearly an attack against God and His Word.
Prior to President Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty - The Great Society’ (1965) the American family followed the Biblical pattern. One man, one woman and normally children was the standard throughout society. President Johnson made it clear that the ‘Great Society’ program was not to help people, but was a political move. He said, ‘We will have those N* voting for us (the Democratic party) for the next hundred years’. In the process of helping to bankrupt the U.S Government, the ‘Welfare System’ has changed the American family structure. The ‘Black community’ has been the hardest hit, with a large portion of women raising children on their own, just to collect ‘Welfare’. If a couple gets married, ‘benefits’ are lost. The Biblical Family Unit is being destroyed by government ‘Welfare Payments’. The lack of the proper male and female leadership in the families of the ‘Black Community’, has also helped to create an epidemic of crime.
Also against God’s Word, the ‘Welfare System’ is paying people not to work. Prior to the ‘Great Society’ people worked for a living, but now many hands are idle (Psalms 28:4) to collect ‘free money’. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
I have only scratched the surface of this evil ‘Welfare System’. It and the other evil programs pushed by the Democratic Party are in full rebellion against God, and are at the root of destroying America. (Link 1 and 2) In the 2012 convention a large portion of Democrats did not want the word God in their platform (Link 3). Supporting the evil Democratic Party and it’s deeds, (as it is today) is sin against God and His Word. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
This is not an endorsement for the Republican Party, for they have not been Godly either. But the agenda of the Democratic Party is now under total control of the Devil. To support such evil, (Link 4) is to become a partaker of that evil, and an enemy of God. Scripture is clear that God has not called us to support evil, but to be a standard for righteousness. (1 John 3:8) By the direction of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus Christ, I am calling upon all those that call themselves a Christian to cease support for the demonically controlled Democratic Party. (1 John 2:4-5)
Do not be deceived and say ‘I am a Christian and can do anything, because I am forgiven.’ For the Lord God has said, he that stands in rebellion against Me and My Word will surely not enter into Heaven, but will stand in judgement for their evil deeds. (Matthew 7:21-23) Judge yourself, and turn from your sin. It is far better to judge yourself here, than to stand before the Great White Throne Judgement and be cast into everlasting fire. (Revelation 20:11-15)
This letter is not about politics or a political party, but voices a concern for people that are in rebellion against God’s Word and some selling their soul, for friendship with this evil world. (Proverbs 28:9)
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Psalms 28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
1 John 3:8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 2:4-5 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;... and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works... and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
‘Abortion: Democrats support both the right to choose and the funding of providers.’
‘Gay Marriage: As expected, the party takes the plunge, offering its first formal support for same-sex marriage rights.’
Pres. Obama orders public schools to allow Transgenders to use any restroom they want or lose funding.
LGBT L - Women making love with each other, G - Men making love with each other, B -Makes love with either sex, T - Practices being opposite sex from what they are
It was September 1814, during the war of 1812, Francis Scott Key was watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry. When he awoke, he saw the American Flag still flying high. He was so inspired, he wrote a poem called the Star Spangled Banner. The poem was later put to the tune of an English song of the day, and became the National Anthem of the United States of America.. This is the original 4 verses of the Star Spangled Banner.
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand, Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation; Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust" And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
There have been other verses that have come and gone, but during the Civil War an additional verse was added. The following is the verse added during that great war. When multiple verses of our National Anthem are sung, this verse is often incorporated.
When our land is illumined with Liberty's smile, If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that dares to defile
The flag of her stars and the page of her story! By the millions unchained who our birthright have gained, We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained! And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave While the land of the free is the home of the brave.
In this time of great trial for America, we don’t know, will she survive or not. May the words of our National Anthem give hope and strength to all who hear them.
May the God of Heaven save the United States of America.
Interesting and unusual can not begin to describe this article. It starts by looking at God’s Word concerning the word ‘Naked’ which appears(KJV), 30 times in the Old Testament and 15 times in the New. The word ‘nakedness’ is also used in scripture and occurs 43 times (KVJ).
In our society today, the word naked, almost always refers to being without clothes. But about 2/3 of the time in Scripture, naked/nakedness, is not referring to without clothes, but to sin or a result of sin. In other words ‘Spiritually Naked’. Here are some examples.
In Hebrews 4:13 the meaning is unable to hide from, or hide anything from God.
Leviticus 18 and 20 uses nakedness in reference to sexual sin. ‘Uncover(ed) nakedness’ generally speaks of incest (sex within family).
The text of Revelation 3:17 and 16:15 is full of meaning and can include physical nakedness, unable to hide from God, and the result of sin.
The majority of times naked/nakedness is used in Scripture refers to sinful behavior, or a result of sin. (2 Chronicles 28:19, Lamentations 4:21)
In some cases the Bible uses physical nakedness to show or speak of spiritual nakedness. In Genesis 3, after Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they became spiritually naked and made the first clothes, to try to hide from God. This was probably more like camouflage than just covering of the sexual areas (As we see in pictures). God than sacrificed an animal, shed it’s blood and made clothes as a covering for Adam and Eve. I believe this was probably a lamb, the first sacrifice for sin, a covering, a type of Christ. (Hebrews 9:22)
Only about 1/3 of the times when naked/nakedness is used in the Bible, does it mean without clothes. In Genesis 2 Adam and Eve were naked and unashamed. Isaiah 20, tells of God ordering His prophet Isaiah to go barefoot and naked for 3 years, as a prophecy against Egypt and Ethiopia. The Bible then tells of Egypt and Ethiopia being defeated and marched into captivity barefoot and naked. 1Samuel 19:24 speaks of Prophets prophesying naked. This seems to line up with a custom of the priests. When God’s word was insulted or ignored (by sin) the priest would tear off their clothes. In these cases it appears physical nakedness was used as a picture of standing before God spiritually naked. (Note 1)
Spiritual nakedness caused by sin, separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2). If we enjoy sin, we are a friend of this evil world, and an enemy of God. (James 4:4) Yes, our sin, that creates spiritual nakedness, separates us from God, and can send us to Hell. Only if we turn from our sin (note 3) and seek forgiveness in Jesus Christ, can we enter into Heaven. In Jesus Christ, spiritual nakedness is cleansed by the perfect sacrifice, of the Lamb of God (John 1:29). (Note 2) Scripture says that after a True Christian dies, they will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, clothed with a pure white garment of His righteousness (Romans 13:14, Revelation 19:8).
Remember, when you see the word ‘naked’ in Scripture, it probably has a deeper or different meaning than simply without clothes.
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Note 1 The root word used for ‘naked’ from referencing paragraph, is Strongs #6174. This same root word is used in passages such as ‘naked out of my mother’s womb’. (Job 1:21) The meaning is clearly ‘without clothes’.
Note 2 Before Jesus died on the Cross, there were many, many sacrifices to cover sin (sometimes thousands in one day). But today, because of the sinless (perfect) life of Jesus Christ and His once forever sacrificial death, never again will a sacrifice be needed. All we need to do is turn from our sin (Note 3), accept His precious Blood sacrifice to wash away our sin, and receive the forgiveness of God.
Note 3 Definition ‘turning from sin’: Turn to God, with true sorrow and repentance for sin. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in our life, to help overcome sin. Understand that we will never be perfect in this life, but with God’s help we can live a life that gives honor to Him.
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof
Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
There are 3 emotions of God I would like to consider in this article.
1 God loves mankind - It is His will that all turn to Him for Eternal Life (John 3:16)
2 God hates sin - It is sin that causes us to be separated from Him (Revelation 3:7, 1John 3:8)
3 God is angry at the acts of sin by nations and mankind. (Isaiah 13:11)
Remember first of all, God loves us and wants ALL people to come to him in repentance unto eternal life, through Jesus Christ (1Timothy 2:4). But God’s anger is kindled by our evil nation, that murders babies, endorses homosexuality, and uses its power to destroy the faith of our children.
Can you hear the Lord God saying to the lukewarm Church of America (Revelation 3:17) 'Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.' There is no reward for a lukewarm church that has willingly given control of our country to evil people. Persecution is coming to the American Church. Any idea that God will use a per-tribulation rapture, just for the comfort of the adulterous American church is fantasy.
I do not know the mind of God, but I do know that His love for people is more important than survival of an evil nation (book of Jonah, Jeremiah 11:10-11). Will God’s love allow great trouble to come upon this nation (or even fall), so people will turn to Him? It appears we are heading that direction.
Continue to pray for America and our leaders (1Timothy 2:1-2). Pray for yourself and other Christians that The Lord God will make us stronger and draw us closer to Him. Remember, it is God’s will that every person sorrowfully turn from their sin, and to Jesus Christ for forgiveness with Eternal Life. (Hebrews 9:27) God can turn sorrow into joy.
Do not fear the coming days. We may be threatened, tortured or even killed (Matthew 10:22, 24:9). Stay close to and trust in God. He will give us the strength and words to say when they are needed. (Luke 12:12, Mark 13:11)
Scripture references are below
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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Revelation 3:7 ...These things saith he that is holy, he that is true,...
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Jeremiah 11:10-11They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Timothy 2:1-2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.