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Fallow Flesh Demands Plow-less & Seed-less Existence

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I recently wrote a “dreary” informational book about anti-semitism. During the difficult research, which took several months, I discovered that one of the top “peacemakers” in the Middle East is deeply involved with the New Apostolic Reformation. The scheme is complicated with many details. I enlisted a friend in Israel to help me with the research.

One night I felt impressed to contact the individual that I was researching. Surprisingly, he answered my email and we began a series of exchanges. I asked him about his involvement in the NAR, and he became evasive. When I pressed him for answers, he abruptly stopped responding.

The publisher I submitted it to chose not to publish the book, so I posted two chapters of the book on my blog. There was very little response by the readers. All that time and effort only served to prove what I was told would occur. People will not read a book unless it is short or stimulating. What stimulates them is what they are interested in. Most professing Christians are not interested in information relative to the last days. They gravitate to short articles, frivolous books, or books that do not hang clouds in their comfort zones. Undoubtedly, the majority craves books with new doctrine, new revelations, or arguments about why God is not as strict about obedience, commitment and sinfulness, as previously thought.

“Their hope is built on nothing less than comfort zones and churchiness.”

The issue is the diabolical schemes of Satan are now so vast and complicated that they cannot be explained succinctly. That runs afoul of the fact that, as previously stated, many professing Christians seldom read beyond text message-length material. Most of the ones that are avid readers read heresy or fiction—quite synonymous in my opinion.

Well-researched books have been written clearly describing the major deceivers and their deceptions. Those books barely sell enough copies to pay for the publishing costs. However, heretical books sell by the millions. For example, “Jesus Calling,” sold over 25 million and inspired a companion study Bible. “The Shack” sold over 20 million, and was made into a movie. According to one reliable source, the “The Purpose Driven Church” book has sold more than 60 million copies and is used by many churches as a textbook for the coming New Christianity. Continue reading

It’s Not Just Political; It’s an Attack on Common Decency

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(Decency: the state or quality of being decent; the recognized standards of decent or proper behavior; conformity to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, decorum, respectability, gentility.)

I seldom comment on politics unless I believe that it is necessary to give a Christian opinion about the state of an affair or the nation. Since I am a Christian writer, some folks might believe that I should remain quiet. After all, as I’ve heard since I was a child, “Religion and politics don’t mix.” I believe that they should mix if the religion is Christianity. That is because politics without Christianity is actually a number of very powerful individuals attempting to govern our nation without God’s help and influence.

But I know what they mean by that old adage. They mean that there are a significant number of people that want politics without Christian influence, as if that could be a good thing. Furthermore, they are saying that Christians do not have the right to address political concerns. Sorry to burst that bubble, but I’m going to opine anyway. I do not mean to be snarky, but I tolerate a lot of political posts rolling across my newsfeed. So people should tolerate what I have to say about the Kavanaugh accusation fiasco.

That said I believe what our nation is going through at the moment is the consequences of the great apostasy in Christianity. The majority of professing Christians who are not apostate are spiritually weak. They are trusting in a political savior to deliver them from the approaching evil storm. Now, in spite of electing “King Cyrus,” we are at a critical crossroad. The question is not whether Brett Kavanaugh is innocent or guilty, but of whether he should even be subject to that decision. He deserves due process as much as any other citizen. This is the United States of America, a Republic established by a Constitution and that operates by the Rule of Law. Each of our nation’s leaders swore a 14-word oath to uphold the Constitution.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.” Continue reading

Scandalous Last Day’s Professing Christians

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“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.” – Matthew 24:10

Christ warned that in the last days a period would arrive when people will betray and hate one another because they will be “offended.” The Greek word for offended is skandalizō, which means, “to entrap, i.e. trip up, stumble or entice to sin, apostatize or offend.” (Strong’s) “Offended” indicates that people will become scandalized.

The skandalizō is the verb of scandalon, which is what we get the English word scandal from.[i]  Biblical usages of skandalizō include; “To put a stumbling block or impediment in the way, upon which another may trip and fall.  To entice to sin, to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey. To cause to fall away, to be offended in one, i.e. to see in another what I disapprove of and what hinders me from acknowledging his authority. To cause one to judge unfavorably or unjustly of another.”

Consider that Israel became apostate and the heavens marveled at their scandal.

“Be astonished, O heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid; be very desolate,” says the Lord. “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” – Jeremiah 2:12-13

It was a great scandal for Israel to forsake the Fountain of Living Waters. They metaphorically hewed broken cisterns that could not hold water. In actuality, they became idolatrous and engaged in pagan practices of the nations around them.  If the following passage were in the Greek text, it would be the definition of skandalizō.

“And they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in pathways and not on a highway.” (Jeremiah 18:15)

Likewise, these “offended” ones that Christ referred to in Matthew 24:10, are scandalous. They may not recognize that they are scandalous because the world has become very wicked. As it did, the spiritual condition of professing Christians deteriorated in proportion. Subsequently, popular leaders in Christianity are implying that God has changed His mind. What His word defines as sin is being sanctioned as proper behavior. However, whatever God regards as scandalous will always be scandalous. He does not change His nature and accept it merely because more people become scandalous. The majority of professing Christians today disagree. They believe that what God once disallowed He will allow if it becomes accepted by the present culture. That belief is the danger of becoming accustomed to living distant from God’s presence, deaf and insensitive to the Holy Spirit. The bodies of Israelites were scattered all over the desert that they wandered in because of their rebellion. They became scandalous. Continue reading

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