The following 700 Club post appeared in my news feed, “God Is About To Do Something New.” I do not follow 700 Club or watch any of their programming. Usually I ignore posts by people and groups that I don’t follow. However, I responded to their claim with, “God is not about to do anything new. Anyone who believes that He is has their spirits wide open for diabolical deception.”
It’s not the first time I have heard that false prophesy. It is a prophesy of Isaiah who wrote as God spoke through him to apostate Israel. Anyone who utters those words today, and to the entirety of Christianity, has prophesied a major prophesy. However, it is a major false prophesy because the prophetic structure of the New Testament does not sustain it.
Here is truth. Everything new that occurs during the final great deception and apostasy is of Satan. The nature of the apostasy is people departing from the faith and everything it encompasses. Thus, they no longer walk in the path that God has set forth and have forsaken all of the ancient elements of His truth. Why would God do a “something new” when the great majority of professing Christians haven’t even experienced every thing old to the maximum?
Apparently, Fitbit/Pebble, a popular fitness watch company, has decided to promote Hinduism. Recently I received an email from the company announcing a new app for my Blaze watch. The Message was as follows:
“Find a Sense of Calm: Relax with personalized guided breathing sessions.”
I followed the link provided, which led to a section on Fitbit’s website entitled, HOW CAN GUIDED BREATHING HELP ME FEEL RELAXED? There were a links provided, so I clicked on them.
The first one led me to the American Institute of Stress, which in my opinion is a New Age Religious organization masquerading as a medical website. On their home page were quotes by Viktor E. Frankl and Friedrich Nietzsche. In their Stress Management section, the picture of a woman meditating in Yoga position greeted me (see picture on left). There were repeated references to Yoga and other New Age forms of meditation.
The other link led me to the American Heath Association’s website entitled, “Meditation and Heart Health.” Featured in the article was Richard A. Stein, professor of medicine and director of the exercise and nutrition program at New York University’s Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Stein encourages his patients to find local classes on meditation to get started. He mentions Tai Chi and Yoga.
Some professing Christians take umbrage with my statement advocating boycotting NCAA sports. I made my statement because the NCAA “trannycotted” and bullied North Carolina into repealing “The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act” (H.B.2). Let’s be honest. Either we are slaves of sin or slaves of righteousness (Romans 6:15-23). Being a slave of righteousness is genuine Christianity.
That stated, it follows that there must be a redline, a point beyond which genuine Christians will not tolerate, associate with, or support a person or entity. Sadly, for the great majority of professing Christians there is no such redline. In spite of abundant and clear data with repeated warnings, they do what their flesh dictates. Then they insist that they are just as much Christians as anyone.
For such people there are no exists standards for Christianity except professing that you are one. Perhaps maybe they just pick and choose standards. If they don’t like an activity anyway, they oppose it and make themselves look as if they really stand for something.
Genuine Christians uphold righteousness. Therefore, I believe they should boycott NCAA sports. However, many professing Christians insist that watching NCAA sports is just harmless entertainment. Let’s look through a “hole in the wall” for a response (Ezekiel 8:6-12).
The NCAA has a section on their site entitled “fairness and integrity.” They opposed H.B.2 with the statement that they wished to “assure a safe, healthy, discrimination free atmosphere for all those watching and participating in our events.” However, at the bottom of NCAA.org home page is a link to NCAA.com. At the bottom of NCAA.com is the following:
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