Jesus told some Jewish leaders a startling piece of truth. He said that they had come to wrong theology and doctrine because they didn’t know the “power of God.” Of course, in context, Jesus was referring to their refusal to believe in the doctrine of a resurrection. But any error in doctrine or theology comes intrinsically from not knowing the Scriptures as was the case in the context of (Matthew 22). Ultimately, the Sadducees’ and the rest of Israel’s rejection of Christ led to its destruction. Jesus said (in Luke 19) that because Israel did not know “the time of their visitation” Jerusalem would be destroyed. They didn’t know the power of God because they didn’t recognize God when He came to them. They didn’t recognize what God was doing and what He was about to do because they didn’t recognize what He had done. So it is today.
I have had only small pockets of influence over the past few years. My last pastorate was in 1995 but I have continued to teach small Sunday school classes and teach small group Bible studies in various settings. For years I have pleaded with small groups of persons to read, study and seek to flesh out the Word after seeking the Lord for a ravenous hunger for His Word. I have asked persons the same questions that really are at the heart of the problem(s) Israel had prior to God’s judgment. I have asked, “How can we know what God is doing or about to do, unless we know what He’s done?” I have no empirical data to back this next statement/observation up, but I would go out on a limb and say that never in the history of our country, has there been any more biblical illiteracy than today. For that, we are blind to what is happening all around us and, in the theme of this blog; we are blind concerning the issues that surround the persons running for the office of president.
I couldn’t say this any more clearly – I believe that God’s judgment on America is at the door.
…the American church has, for generations, talked about a god that is not revealed in Scripture. They have done so because they do not know the Scriptures any more than the Jewish leaders Jesus rebuked when He was here in a physical body.
Millions of people talk about god. The two men running for president, (and, for the sake of clarity, let me make sure you, my reader, know to whom I am referring – Barak Obama, and Mitt Romney), while talking about god, do NOT and are not, talking about THE GOD of the Bible! And yet, Christians on “both sides of the political aisle” think that when they speak of god, gthey are talking about the God of the Bible. And, while these two men are talking about the god, they are NOT speaking of God of the Bible. They are NOT! Is it even conceivable that the church could speak of god and not be talking about the God of the Bible? If it is possible, then could millions of people who claim to be Christians be deceived into thinking that when the Obama and Romney talk of god that THEY speak of the God of the Bible? Such, sadly, is the case. Because Christians do NOT read, study or apply the Scriptures a great deception has settled over the church and we do not, in fact, cannot discern the desperation of the times in which we live. So, who IS the God of the Bible?
It’s really VERY simple – THE GOD OF THE BIBLE IS REVEALED IN JESUS CHRIST AND CHRIST ALONE!
Yes, that’s right. The Bible teaches us that God, is fleshed out in Jesus Christ. That means that our GOD IS CHRIST! Christ is God in the flesh! NO other god is God. Simple huh? Yes, but millions of “Christians” have lost sight of HIM and therefore are steeped in ignorance and are blind and therefore do not recognize that disaster beats at our door as a Tsunami.
So, here me! Neither Barak Obama, OR Mitt Romney are Christians. They cannot be. DO NOT BE DECEIVED! I can find (yet) no real evidence that Obama is, in fact, a Muslim. (If he was, praying five times a day, publicly and verbally testifying of the Muslim creed (the Shahada), etc., would be part of his public life for their cannot be a “private” life of and for a true Muslim.) However, I do believe that there is ample “evidence” that Obama is sympathetic to Islam and groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. This apparent sympathy towards Islamic influence means that Obama is as pagan and operates in the spirit of anti-christ as any leader we’ve ever had. Period. (Please, understand, I did NOT say that Obama IS the Anti-Christ. If you don’t know MY theological roots, I approach this and connect issues from a Wesleyan/Armenian and Church of God Reformation (a millennial) point of view!) Barak Obama is a godless, paganistic leader who neither understands the framework on which our nation stands or is able to have the best interests of America at heart. He is an instrument of evil. The churches response MUST be to pray for him that he would be saved. Elected or not, Barak Obama and his family needs to be saved. The ONLY hope for him is that he trust in and confess Jesus Christ as GOD. To merely talk about a god is to be hopelessly lost in his sins.
Now, what about Mitt Romney? Mitt Romney is a Mormon. Romney can talk about god, about Jesus, about family values, etc., but Mitt Romney’s “god” – his “Jesus” IS NOT THE GOD OR THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE!! Mormon’s talk about the Bible, but they believe that the Bible is inaccurate and in fact is NOT THE WORD OF GOD. The Book of Mormon, and their other “holy books” not only overshadow the Bible, but they are in fact, to be believed and trusted in MORE than the Bible. Mormonism is not a “Christian” religion. It is a cult and completely bound by demon forces that have millions deceived. WE MUST PRAY THAT MITT ROMNEY (AS WELL AS OTHER MORMONS) WOULD BE DELIVERED FROM DEMONIC DECEPTION AND BE BORN AGAIN!
Here’s the scary thing –
THE CHURCH IS ALSO DECEIVED!!
Many Christians will vote for Romney because of the hope that he will rescue us from the horrific financial crisis our nation is in. So, economics supersedes righteousness. Many will vote for Romney because of his family values and other conservative principles. Never mind that he believes he is on his way to becoming a god of his own planet. Never mind that for generations Christians have turned to politics to restore true biblical righteousness in our nation – again, because the church is biblically illiterate. So, the church will vote for a pagan, godless, cultist, because he is dressed up in pseudo – Christianity. In truth, if he is elected, there will be an emissary of satan in the oval office.
So what is our choice? Should we vote at all?
Our choices must be based exclusively on temporal values rather than ANY connection to biblical righteousness whatsoever. Of course, speaking from a temporal point of view alone means that we would vote for the candidate who espouses our views on family values and other conservative social, economic, and cultural concerns. Of course I am talking about Mitt Romney…
Because he is a pagan, deceived by satan, HE WILL DO NOTHING, IN FACT, CAN DO NOTHING TO MOVE US CLOSER TO A DEPENDANCE ON THE BIBILCAL GOD REVEALED IN JESUS CHRIST.
The ONLY hope is for the church to wake up, repent, and cry out to God for mercy, salvation, healing and deliverance. The slide towards judgment has already begun, and God’s judgment may in fact be manifest in the choices we have for our national leader? What things cause me to believe that God is about to say, as He did with Israel, “enough is enough!”
Abortion. One of the KEY elements for God’s righteous anger against His people was the killing of children. Whether outside or inside the womb, God does not and WILL NOT turn His face away from the murder of approximately 50 million babies. The Democrat position on abortion continues to support “choice.” I believe that, by every indication, God has had enough.
The GBLT dilemma has overtaken our nation. While there is talk of protection for the traditional (and biblical) definition of marriage between a man and woman, the poison has already seeped into our culture and it MAKES NO DIFFERENCE what a president, congress, or supreme court says about the issue. Let me repeat – IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE!!! To say that marriage is between a man and woman does nothing to restore biblical relationships to the nation. It’s mindless rhetoric. Here’s the truth of what the Bible says about relationships regarding the family –
- He HATES DIVORCE! (Did you know that there is as much divorce IN the church as outside it?????????????) Here’s the hard truth of that – IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR TWO CHRISTIANS TO DIVORCE!!!!!!! The ONY possibility for divorce between people who claim to be Christian is that one or both of the individuals is in a backslidden condition.
- He HATES two people (even if the two people are heterosexual) merely living together and not married!
- HE HATES FORNICATION AND ADULTERY!
GOD HATES SIN!
When people are proud, arrogant, stiff – necked, and rebellious, judgment is sure to come!
The church is proud, arrogant, stiff – necked, and rebellious and because it is stone cold and asleep, judgment is upon us.
America is at the door of destruction.
How will the destruction come? And by whose hands will it come. Well, obviously, at the Hand of God, but by what agency will He use? (Notice that I didn’t say “what agency MIGHT He use?) For me, the case is settled.
While we are busy worrying about economics (only so that we can maintain our materialistic, pagan, godless life style), and while we are busy trying to get one godless, pagan, evil, presidential candidate elected over another, ISLAM continues to spread like cancer. Islam will be that which brings America and the world to its knees.
But that is a blog for another day…
This November, here is our choice – to obey, or NOT obey this (2 Chron. 7 – NKJV):
12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. 16 For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 17 As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, 18 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man as ruler in Israel.’
19 “But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, 20 then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
21 “And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and this house?’ 22 Then they will answer, ‘Because they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this calamity on them.’”