hobbylobby1

 

Christian, you’ve been had, hoodwinked, bamboozled.

In Matthew 24:4, Jesus gave his disciples something of a warning, and that warning was not to be deceived by anyone who claimed Christ in mere words, but not in action. Yet the sad truth is, many a Christian are being sadly deceived by those who claim one thing yet do another. Such is the case with Hobby Lobby.

Now that the wave of ranting, posturing and grand standing by all sides of the social and political, not to mention the religious world is over with concerning Hobby Lobby and their fight to be excluded from the Obamacare when it comes to granting its employees contraceptives which Hobby Lobby attorneys successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Yet what many Christians did not, nor were not told is, that Hobby Lobby is not only a company who has benefited from contraceptives, but they have financially benefited from abortion itself.

Hobby Lobby is owned by the Green family, who advocate that interfering with an already fertilized egg is tantamount to abortion—an act unacceptable to the family and one they refuse to participate in no matter what the Affordable Care Act may require . Yet the Greens have and are, currently profiting off of companies whose business is one of abortion services and their respective clients. Not only does the Green family invest in companies which provide or support abortion, they equally have holdings in companies who manufacture products which by mere definition cause abortions.

Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012—three months after the company’s owners filed their lawsuit (source) show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions. Hobby Lobby makes large matching contributions to this company-sponsored 401(k).

Not only did Hobby Lobby try to argue (successfully) against being forced to provide the types of contraceptives they believe would be counter-productive to their “core values”, the truth is, the Green family have invested heavily into the companies which produce the very thing they themselves argued against in their court case last year. The following is just a few of what the Greens have holdings in which benefit their 401K. These companies include:

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which makes Plan B and ParaGard, a copper IUD, and Actavis, which makes a generic version of Plan B and distributes Ella. Other stock holdings in the mutual funds selected by Hobby Lobby include Pfizer, the maker of Cytotec and Prostin E2, which are used to induce abortions; Bayer, which manufactures the hormonal IUDs Skyla and Mirena; AstraZeneca, which has an Indian subsidiary that manufactures Prostodin, Cerviprime, and Partocin, three drugs commonly used in abortions; and Forest Laboratories, which makes Cervidil, a drug used to induce abortions. Several funds in the Hobby Lobby retirement plan also invested in Aetna and Humana, two health insurance companies that cover surgical abortions, abortion drugs, and emergency contraception in many of the health care policies they sell.

The information on Hobby Lobby’s 401(k) investments is included in the company’s 2013 annual disclosure (source) to the Department of Labor. The records contain a list, dated December 31, 2012, of 24 funds that were included in its employer-sponsored retirement plan. All nine funds—which have assets of $73 million, or three-quarters of the Hobby Lobby retirement plan’s total assets—contained holdings that clashed with the Greens’ stated religious principles.

The sad reality is this, one cannot claim Christian principles and yet at the same time invest into companies which by their very admission, are creating products or services which provide as well as benefit abortion. It is hypocritical for the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby to state they reject any Government intrusion in their ability to run a business by claiming that being forced to provide employees contraceptive coverage is immoral based on their religious views, yet by their own financial records, the Greens have invested heavily into companies who provide the very same services they themselves are against – for profit. Yet it’s even more hypocritical for Christians to defend a company such as Hobby Lobby and claim that by doing so they are defending Christian values when they aren’t.

The church has found itself muddied lately simply because they do not desire to examine all things, and they fail to check the spirits of those who come in the name of Christ, simply because they have a particular agenda they want to defend and protect. This not only leads to confusion, but eventually it fails to rightly defend the truth when the defenders are too blind to see the hypocrisy they have sadly supported. That makes the cause of Christ tainted by spiritual immaturity and the only one who looks like the fool is the church. The body of Christ needs to wake up and get out of the political movements and social causes they randomly find themselves in, and instead, start to preach the cross to a lost and dying world.

Christopher

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ISIS

 

With the recent developments with ISIS beginning to sweep over the middle east, with Britain and even the FBI worrying about the role ISIS is now playing in Iraq and Syria, not to mention today’s (Saturday August 30th, 2014) warning by the King of Saudi Arabia (source), it is obvious that ISIS is now more of a threat to the U.S. than Al Qaeda ever could be.

What I am about to publicly state, I have held onto for 5 years now, a prophetic vision that I had of something that I believe God gave me of what is coming. I do not advocate violence and this post is not to support violence or the overthrow the Government. I am a born again Christian, a preacher of the gospel and a last days prophet who has been given dreams of what is coming on this nation, some of which is now coming to pass. What I was shown is an attack against the President of the United States.

For five years, I sat on this dream (night vision) and thought it was simply going to pass quietly. However disturbing events in recent months have shaken my spirit where I must re-evaluate what I was shown and why the Holy Spirit is once again urging me to sound this alarm. The men in the vision I had were dressed in black, from head to toe. They had unique Islamic designs on their body, symbols. Had it not been for ISIS, I would have ignored it. Yet something in my spirit kept bringing this dream back to my remembrance as for a warning of what could be about to occur.

Here is the night vision:

I was standing on a piece of fresh grass, it seemed like a small hill, there were trees around and children playing in the location where I was at. From where I could see, I realized that I was in a park, but I also noticed WHERE I was standing – it was a large City and by many of the structures and locations I could see that it was somewhere in the east coast, I know this only because I have been to New York and Jersey several years ago and it looked identical to what I saw. From my best guess it was in NYC area or it was DC, either way, I was physically in the east.

I took notice of a large entrance tunnel, it was a tunnel much like what I have seen in NY and something kept bugging me to pay attention to this as the tunnel seemed like the particular center of attention to this dream.

My attention was then focused on something that I soon noticed and that was a large caravan of vehicles appeared seemingly out of nowhere. There were many photographers suddenly around me, all anticipating someone and by the look of the dark SUV’s, it appeared that it was someone of great importance – then I saw her. It was the youngest of President Obama’s children. She was in the playground area along with several other children, when out of the SUV stepped President Obama. He literally walked past me as I stood there watching what was taking place as the youngest came running up to him and falling into his arms as a young daughter would to her Father. But in my spirit I questioned why am I seeing this? Then it happened.

I stood and watched the two head back to the vehicle, when a rocket soared past me, the rocket was like one of a small personal military as it quickly went past me in a flash and struck the first vehicle, it was a followed by a large explosion. The blast threw me back onto the ground, this was strange to me as I wondered why a dream would do such a thing, but then I remember that it was the power of the dream itself of what I was seeing that brought fear into me.

The next thing I saw was several men dressed in black, storm from behind me, I could hear the sound of “rat-a- tat-tat” which revealed sub-machine guns. The President was quickly showered in gunfire, but was fine. The men were killed, but his daughter was wounded. But she did not die. Then the dream ended.

I believe that there will be an attack on the President in the coming years (keep in mind this is a re-post from 2010), if not sooner. My feeling is that the men were Islamic in nature for they spoke not English and had unique coverings that appeared to be Islamic. Again, this is what my interpretation was and is to this day. When this attack will come is not known as I do not or was not given that information, but I do know that my dream was very specific in detail and that it was so vivid that it was like I was in a movie.

I pray that God will protect this man as any person.

 

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

hillary1

 

On July 27th, of 2010, I received this prophetic word in a dream (night vision) and I have not made it very public until now, 4 years later. Here is that dream:

I was walking toward my house and noticed that it was night and something caught my attention, I walked toward the open field that the house sits near and I saw men working. I noticed that they were tilling up the land with a great combine, this great machine was making the ground rich in soil as if they were going to plant something. Suddenly I saw what seemed to be a miniature city that sat on top of the fresh tilled soil, but it was on fire. The City blazed in firey heat as I turned away from the ordeal and saw the men leave. The city and the fire then vanished and was no more.

I turned and walked back toward the house, when I heard someone speaking. I walked to a tree, next to the tree was Barack Obama, he was speaking, whether he was on television or he was in the flesh standing in front of me I do not know, either way, he was speaking directly in front of me and he was saying the most unusual statement. He spoke of being a christian, but that there was nothing to fear of a new world order, that this system would not hurt the church, but he kept repeating over and over that he was a christian and that what he was doing should not cause Christians to fear. Then, whether it was my spirit or the holy spirit, I do not know which, I heard something say, “He will not be the one to bring this to pass, it will be another after him.”

I then saw a shaggy dog lying down next to a tree trunk, he was dirty and old and feeble and all alone. I reached down and picked him up and brought him with me into the house and closed the door. I looked down and saw the dog had changed from an old dog to a 8-9 month lab, full of energy and vigor. But something was odd about the dog, something was different about this particular dog, and the dream ended.

The dream meaning;

A change is coming in this nation, the city on fire concerns me for I do not see it as a harvesting tool, but more of a burial, something is going to happen in one of our cities.

The Obama factor – I believe Obama is the man to being the process, but he will NOT be the man who will see it come to pass. I do not know if he will die in office, or that he will be removed, but there is deception in this man, for he continued to remind me that he was a “christian” over and over and over again and that we are not to fear a world government. But, it seems to suggest that it won’t be this man who will bring it to pass, it will be the NEXT person in line who will be our terror. I don’t know why I say that, but strangely, whether in 2012 or 2016, there will come one who will implement this man’s policies into full affect. Again, something is going to happen (I believe) to Obama, but I do not know what it will be so don’t ask, because I don’t know.

The dog seems to suggest a change from old to new, again, referring back to the house and I might add the house was white, which suggests to me the white house. It tells me that from this person, to the other, something will begin this process from old to new, but not in a good way, for I did not feel comfortable with this dog, although it seemed nice and gentle, it acted strangely. It is my belief that the coming change will be Hillary Clinton.

Christopher

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deathofamerica

 

I struggled with this word the Lord spoke to me this evening, but I must repeat what was spoken into my spirit, “I shall not heal their land, for the people do not seek righteousness, but perversion. I shall not heal their land, but the nation which shined the light of liberty shall be diminished in stages, in stages will my judgment come upon the nation, for my people’s sake I will remove my hand in stages. I will not heal their land says the Lord.”

God gave me the following scripture; “…but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you unpunished. For thus says the LORD: Your hurt is incurable, and your wound is grievous. There is none to uphold your cause, no medicine for your wound, no healing for you.” (Jeremiah 30:11-13)

This nation refuses to walk in God’s perfect order, it refuses righteousness and instead it craves perversion, it loves it’s pleasure – there will be no healing for the nation. At some point, America will fall under another kingdom, a greater kingdom and her march through the world to bring justice to the weak shall end and no more will her light of liberty shine. That is what came into my spirit from the Lord this evening for what God is allowing and why he is allowing it. It is our wickedness which shall bring about our end. God is not nor will not heal the land.

The Lord spoke to me to go into prayer and stay there until I heard from God. I then heard from heaven. There were things spoken to me which I cannot reveal for they concern my ministry and work, but I will explain what God spoke to my spirit tonight and it really shook my spirit. I then, once hearing this word of warning of future events, prayed God would confirm the word to me IN the word itself. I always say, let God be true and every man a liar. So here is briefly what I can share.

Sometime in the near future (I’ll get to that possible date at the end of this note) that the nation of America will revert into civil war. The plight of the poor versus the wealthy will cause much civil unrest like we have never seen, nor will ever again. You will see Cities and towns burned to the ground – literally and this is all due to the nation stripping the people to where there is no more ability to earn a living. The Government will begin to heavily tax the poor and middle class, yet the wealthy will “seem” to get by, but they too will begin to feel the brunt of this plan. What will occur is a meltdown between the States and in the end, the nation of plenty shall be brought down by her own prosperity.

I then asked the Lord to show me in scripture to back this up, after all, we are to TEST all things, and although I know his voice, I wanted a scripture to back this up and quickly, the Holy Spirit spoke Jeremiah 25:12 into my spirit. Now, here’s the kicker on that date I stated I would reveal, I was stunned when I grabbed my Bible and flipped over to the text God gave me. Here is what it said, “And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.”

Now, notice what the verse stated, that at the END of 70 years, God would punish the King of BABYLON. There is much debate about America being mystery Babylon. All I can tell you is, if we are to go by Israel and her establishing in 1948, that 70 year time frame is 2018, if 1967 (6 day war) it’s 2038. Either way, I believe with all my heart, God gave me a clear understanding tonight of what is going to come to America. I have no doubt, that in the near future, we will see events unravel in this nation we never thought possible. Civil unrest. We will see riots, towns and Cities burnt and people’s lives changed forever. Every thought you can think of is coming to mind. But these are things God has warned us would come.

Regardless, the Lord spoke to my spirit to warn the people what is coming and to remind them to get things right. And one more thing before I end this note, the Lord spoke this to my spirit the other day, which I will now reveal. God is going to call MANY servants home, both YOUNG and OLD and many will wonder why they were taken, I can tell you why, God says that they will be taken to spare their weak hearts of seeing what will befall the world. Bottom line, some people cannot take it or stand in that day and sometimes God calls people home BEFORE their time to save their souls.

Christopher

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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:9)

 

A wasted life.

It’s hard to grasp the concept of a wasted life when it came to Mother Teresa, yet when we understand the message of grace, versus the teaching of works as a means to justification by faith alone, we get a more precise picture of how far someone can stray from the truth of the cross and fall into spiritual ruin.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)

I was reminded of this verse recently when the world paused to remember the death of the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ Elvis Presley. Well, maybe it wasn’t the whole world. I’m pretty sure there are at least a billion people in China who never gave Elvis’ death a moment’s thought. But for those of us in the good old USA who think the world revolves around us it was almost like a day of mourning, or at least a national holiday.

I wasn’t a big Elvis fan growing up but just like every one else I remember where I was when the announcement was made that the ‘King’ was dead. My first thought was, “must have been drug related”. But soon thereafter, even though I was not serving the Lord at that time, I began to think of Mark 8:36 – What profit is there in gaining the whole world? Where is the value in all that fame, money, and worldly honors? Here was a man that had everything the world says is important and yet he came to his end alone, sitting on a toilet, fat and drug addicted at the age of 42.

Unfortunately these kinds of wasted lives are all too common in our celebrity crazed culture. But there is another kind of wasted life that, on the surface isn’t quite as obvious. It is a life seen by the world as being given totally to the service of mankind. The life of a humanitarian or religious figure can be just as wasted as that of the celebrity hedonist.

On Dec. 11, 1979, Mother Teresa, the “Saint of the Gutters,” went to Oslo. Dressed in her signature blue-bordered sari and shod in sandals despite below-zero temperatures, the former Agnes Bojaxhiu received that ultimate worldly accolade, the Nobel Peace Prize. In her acceptance lecture, Teresa, whose Missionaries of Charity had grown from a one-woman folly in Calcutta in 1948 into a global beacon of self-abnegating care, delivered the kind of message the world had come to expect from her. “It is not enough for us to say, ‘I love God, but I do not love my neighbor,'” she said, since in dying on the Cross, God had “[made] himself the hungry one — the naked one — the homeless one.” Jesus’ hunger, she said, is what “you and I must find” and alleviate. She condemned abortion and bemoaned youthful drug addiction in the West. Finally, she suggested that the upcoming Christmas holiday should remind the world “that radiating joy is real” because Christ is everywhere — “Christ in our hearts, Christ in the poor we meet, Christ in the smile we give and in the smile that we receive.”

Yet less than three months earlier, in a letter to a spiritual confidant, the Rev. Michael van der Peet, that is only now being made public, she wrote with weary familiarity of a different Christ, an absent one. “Jesus has a very special love for you,” she assured Van der Peet. “[But] as for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great, that I look and do not see, — Listen and do not hear — the tongue moves [in prayer] but does not speak … I want you to pray for me — that I let Him have [a] free hand.”

Almost everyone in the world would agree that Mother Teresa was a living saint. She gave her life in service to the least of those among us. She took a vow of poverty in order to identify with the poorest of the poor. She forsook all the comforts of modern life in order to minister as a woman of faith in the poorest slums of India and around the world. Surely this woman was sent by God. Surely this woman who was so selfless in her life is now occupying an honored place in God’s eternal kingdom.

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew: 7:22-23)

Now we find out that all we thought we knew about Mother Teresa may not be so. In a Time magazine feature story we discover that Teresa herself never had any assurance of her place in God’s kingdom. In letters heretofore unpublished, Mother Teresa confides her lack of faith in a spiritual confidant and mentor, Father Michael van der Peet.

These revelations have already been seized upon by atheists and skeptics eager to prove that all religious thought is merely the imaginative speculations of the human mind. Some in the religious community have attempted to prove just the opposite, that despite her inability to ‘feel the presence of God’ she was still a grand example of faith.

The real truth from all this should come as no surprise to any true bible believing Christian. Mother Teresa did not feel the presence of God because she was an idolater. She practiced an empty form of religious ritual based on the vain traditions of men rather than the truth of Gods word. She had a form of Godliness that had no real power to save, heal or deliver from sin. Examine closely the following statements made by Mother Teresa herself:

“We never try to convert those who receive aid from Missionaries of Charity] to Christianity but in our work we bear witness to the love of God’s presence and if Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, or agnostics become for this better men — simply better — we will be satisfied.”

“It matters to the individual what church he belongs to. If that individual thinks and believes that this is the only way to God for her or him, this is the way God comes into their life — his life. If he does not know any other way and if he has no doubt so that he does not need to search then this is his way to salvation.” — [Life in the Spirit: Reflections, Meditations, and Prayers, pp. 81-82]

“I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic”–Mother Teresa [A Simple Path p 31]

Mother Teresa was a Catholic through and through. She worshiped Mary as the mother of God and co-redeemer with Christ.

“Mary … is our patroness and our Mother, and she is always leading us to Jesus.”– Mother Teresa speech at the Worldwide retreat for Priests – Oct 1984

She worshiped the Eucharist and in direct violation of Hebrews 9:28 and 10:14 taught that Christ must be offered over and over for the remission of sins. “At the word of a priest, that little piece of bread becomes the body of Christ, the Bread of Life.” — Mother Teresa speech at the Worldwide retreat for Priests – Oct 1984

She exalted men into the place of Christ.

“When the priest is there, then can we have our altar and our tabernacle and our Jesus. Only the priest put Jesus there for us. … Jesus wants to go there, but we cannot bring him unless you first give him to us. This is why I love priests so much. We could never be what we are and do the things we do without you priests who first bring Jesus to us.” — Mother Teresa speech at the Worldwide retreat for Priests – Oct 1984

She believed in the Catholic doctrine of suffering in this life to atone for ones sins.

“The dying, the crippled, the mentally ill, the unwanted, the unloved — they are Jesus in disguise. … [through the] poor people I have an opportunity to be 24 hours a day with Jesus. Every AIDS victim is Jesus in a pitiful disguise; Jesus is in everyone.” — Mother Teresa (12/4/89, Time magazine, pp. 11,13)

 

It is this last form of false religious belief that should trouble us the most. Ask anyone about Mother Teresa’s work and they will tell you that she did wonderful things to ease the suffering of the poor. Many are convinced that she ran a crude hospital in the Calcutta slums but the reality is quite different from the myth.

There was never any hospital, never any medical care of any kind. What she ran was a warehouse in which the terminally ill were given a cot, a minimal amount of food, and were allowed to die surrounded by hundreds of other poor desperate souls. There was no privacy, a communal open toilet sufficed for all, friends and family were barred from visiting. This was the result of her idolatrous Catholic belief system. A belief system that denies the sufficiency of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection and instead teaches that man must atone for his own sins either by suffering in this present life or suffering in purgatory in the after life.

Though she took a vow of poverty, her organization raised millions (by some accounts hundreds of millions) of dollars every year. No one is quite sure how much money the Missionaries of Charity raised over the years because Teresa was fiercely protective of not only how much was raised but how it was spent. Even though Indian law requires all charitable organizations to make their financial records open to the public, somehow this was never enforced in relation to the Missionaries of Charity. Many suspect that a great deal of the money raised ostensibly to help the poor went directly to the Vatican Bank. It should also be noted that while Teresa thought it noble for the poor to suffer without medical care, whenever she herself needed medical care, a private jet flew her to the world’s most exclusive clinics and hospitals.

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”  (Isaiah 64:6)

All of our human attempts at righteousness before God are as filthy rags. We can never do enough. We can never make ourselves right regardless of how many good works we do. Even if we truly give our lives in the service of others it is all for naught if we think those works are making a place for us in heaven. It is sad that this woman followed such as false religious system thinking that her good works would usher her into the presence of God. The only answer for us is to trust in the righteousness which is in Christ Jesus.

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”  (John 15:19)

Mother Teresa was loved by the world. She was exalted as an example of what a true Christian should be. She won the Nobel Peace prize and over 100 additional humanitarian awards. Even most Christians would argue that the scripture above should not apply to this woman. I beg to differ. Any time you see the world exalting any person in the religious realm your discernment alarm should be on high alert. No true Christian will ever be well received by the world and that applies to every arena – religion, politics, business, every area of life. Any person who receives honor from the world cannot be displaying the true character and nature of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 13:11 describes a beast that arises from the earth. This beast has two horns like a lamb. In other words he looks outwardly like what the world thinks a Christian should look like but he speaks with the mouth of the dragon. I cannot think of a better example of this beast than Mother Teresa. She had all the outward attributes of a great woman of God but as the above quotes prove she did not speak the words of Christ. She spoke as the great dragon who deceives the whole world.

Friends, we are in an hour of great deception. Jesus said the false teachers would do great signs and wonders to deceive if possible the very elect. Don’t fall for it. Put God’s word first place in your life and judge all things by that word. This is the only way to overcome when you are judged.

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”  (Romans 3:4)

 

Had Mother Teresa come to the knowledge of the cross, and not religion, she might have had a very different outcome spiritually, but sadly, Teresa went the way of many who had a form of religion, but in the end, they deny the very one in whom they have claimed to believe in, all because they never really knew Christ, they simply adapted some of his teachings, but rejected his friendship. Let us reject this form of religion and turn people back to the cross, by faith alone.

Christopher

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judgment day

 

And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15)

 

There was a time when God original creation – man, knew no sin. Not only was he sinless, he was perfect in every way. Actually, the word says that man was created a little lower than God himself (Hebrews 2:7). Man was not only sinless, he was perfect, intellectually wise, radiant, and ruler of the entire planet. Man (Adam) was the ultimate in all of God’s creation, for although God spoke everything else into being, only man did God literally form from the dust of the earth.

When Adam, the first man, walked the earth he did so under the divine authority to which God gave to him, which was all the earth. All because he (Adam) knew no sin. Man was created with such a perfected state that Adam had no knowledge of evil, his very thoughts were perfect, his walk was perfect, his words which came from his mouth was equally perfect, he was in essence the most wondrous being known to have ever been created – sin was non-existent.

Yet man did fall, sin did enter into the life of man, and because of one man’s disobedience, not only did man lose his rightful standing with God, not only did he fall into spiritual death, man would lose his physical perfection that would allow man to taste death. His failure to obey would cause his ability to live forever. (Romans 5:12)

Sin would now become part of every man, woman and child who would be born from the procreation between men and women. In other words, every person who is now born in the earth, because of Adam’s original sin, would be contaminated because of sin. (Romans 3:23)

It is because of man’s original sin, God cannot look upon man without seeing him in his original state, in other words, because man was born in sin, by sin and because of sin, God cannot accept him (man) without a covering. When God covered Adam and his wife Eve, he took the skin of an animal that was slain, sacrificed so that the first Adam could be covered from his nakedness, which means his corruption as well. (Genesis 3:21)

The very nature of God, initiating the first animal sacrifice so that man would be covered before God, is in fact a preview of the coming Christ and his ultimate act for the blood sacrifice which would be needed for the redemption of sin. This is why God would implement the old testament law of blood sacrifice of bulls and goats, for it was the shedding of the blood of these animals which would cover the nation of Israel’s sins, but it would not forgive their sins. (Hebrews 9:22)

Which leads us to our main question; Can a righteous and Holy God be justified in sending an innocent man to hell? First we need to establish something which is very important, is man born in sin? As I have already demonstrated by the scriptures, man was born into sin. Since man is born into sin, can God overlook sin? Not at all. The word says in Isaiah 64:6 “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”  The word “filthy” implies unclean, impurity. The idea means that man who is born into sin is impure, unclean all because of sin. The word in Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Man is born a sinner. Man is born unclean. Man is born with a proclivity to sin and rebel. Because of his error, because of his moral failure, man’s heart, which is wicked and evil, needs to be changed. Due to this natural as well as spiritual failure, man must be once again be brought back to right standing, which can only be done through the cross. For it is the cross which has satisfied the sin debt. (Romans 5:15)

With all of this being stated, can God be justified in sending men to hell who might have never known the love of God? Yes, because in all of God’s creation, he has given man an inner desire to find him. God never places man into position where he is left alone to destruction without ever having come to some knowledge of his existence. When we look at the very act of creation, the universe and all of its splendor, it’s unique design, then we have evidence that something greater than man is at work here – and that something is God himself.

God is righteously and morally perfect (Psalm 18:30). Because God is not only righteous and perfect, he demands that those who are his very creation come to salvation, 1 Timothy 2:4. If God did not send people to hell for breaking His laws, it could be said that God is not just (Psalm 7:11). A good analogy is a court of law with a judge and a lawbreaker. A just judge will always convict the person who has been found guilty. If that judge did not pursue justice for the crime, he would not be a just judge (Deuteronomy 32:4). The fact is, man is not innocent. He is a fallen being in need of redemption.

On the outside it might seem that someone living in the deepest, darkest jungles of Africa, or the high plains of the Sahara, or the quietest part of China who never heard of the gospel, should be held accountable for someone else’s sin. In our world of quick defense, justification through ignorance, many would quickly claim that it is impossible to hold someone accountable simply because someone somewhere across the world was born, lived and ultimately died never hearing the gospel. It’s (in their mind) not fair. But is it?

Every man, woman and child (once that child reaches the age of accountability) is held accountable for their role of original sin, irregardless whether or not they ever accept Christ as savior. The Bible tells us that God has clearly revealed Himself in nature (Romans 1:20) and in the hearts of people (Ecclesiastes 3:11). The problem is that the human race is sinful; we all reject this knowledge of God and rebel against Him (Romans 1:21-23). If it were not for God’s grace, we would be given over to the sinful desires of our hearts, allowing us to discover how useless and miserable life is apart from Him. He does this for those who continually reject Him (Romans 1:24-32).

In reality, it is not that some people have not heard about God. Rather, the problem is that they have rejected what they have heard and what is readily seen in nature. Deuteronomy 4:29 proclaims, “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” This verse teaches an important principle—everyone who truly seeks after God will find Him. If a person truly desires to know God, God will make Himself known.

The body of Christ has one assignment, to spread the gospel throughout the nations (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). We know people reject the knowledge of God revealed in nature, and that must motivate us to proclaim the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Only by accepting God’s grace through the Lord Jesus Christ can people be saved from their sins and rescued from an eternity apart from God.
Can God, in his divine justice, sentence someone to hell who has never heard the gospel? Yes he can – and he does. Yet the greatest question is, are we willing and ready to take the gospel across the globe so that the name of Jesus is lifted up and people can choose in whom they will believe? That is the greater question.
Christopher
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invasion

 

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.” (1 John 2:19)

 

They look like us, they act like us, they go to our churches, sing the same songs we do, even pray as we do, and sometimes they even behave like us. On the outside they appear just as normal as you or I, but deep within them they are not the same, they are not like us, for behind the mask they wear so well, there lies a secret, one which reveals their true identity –  they are antichrist. Yet what makes them deadly is their deception, their sinister agenda, which is to serve a greater purpose, one which will change the very dynamics of Church doctrine when it comes to sanctification as it relates to the union between one man and one woman. They are homosexuals, and they are growing in number within the modern church.

In recent weeks we’ve seen popular Christian artists such as the lead singer for Jars of Clay openly give his support for gay marriage, not to mention the support for so called “gay” Christians. Then Vicky Beeching, a Contemporary Christian artist out of the UK , whose style and influence surprised many with her recent admission that she is a lesbian. Yet what is so astonishing is the fact that she believes completely in the idea which says she can live a life of perversion over the directives of the word of God, which openly condemns such a lifestyle. Yet Beeching is not the first, nor sadly will be the last of those who claim Christ to come out of the closet. Actually, she joins other well-known Christian artists such as Ray Boltz, Jennifer Knapp and Clay Aiken who themselves came out of the closet.

One might ask why is this occurring? Why are these individuals beginning to reveal themselves for who they are? Not to mention the perversion they have embraced. But why now? I believe the main reason we are seeing these instances of a growing number of people who call themselves “Christian” and are within the ranks of today’s modern church on some level, is a systematic plan of attack by the enemy to bring into the mainstream of Christianity a doctrine of perversion. Yet this was not a plan which was quickly pieced together overnight, this was years in the making.

On June 28, 1969 the homosexual political movement, which had previously defined its goal as “the right to be left alone,” took a militant turn. At the Stonewall Bar on Christopher Street in New York City, “gay” activists rioted against police who tried to arrest an underage “drag queen” prostitute. That episode of violent rebellion is now commemorated annually as “Gay Pride Day.”

Their inspiration was Herbert Marcuse, the German-born philosopher and political strategist who headed the “Frankfort School” of Cultural Marxism. From a perch in the highest branches of American academia Marcuse railed against “the repressive order of procreative sexuality” and called for the “disintegration of the…monogamic and patriarchal family.”*

In 1972, two hundred homosexual organizations, representing the entire LGBT movement, met in Chicago to outline their Marcusian agenda: a blueprint for supplanting Biblical morality with sexual anarchy — in essence, the overthrow of family-centered Christian civilization.

In 1973, their “long march through the institutions” began with the political takeover of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to redefine homosexuality as psychologically healthy.

In 2013, after just forty years, the last secular institution to resist LGBT bullying was finally subdued: the Boy Scouts of America.

One last barrier to “gay“ cultural hegemony remains: the Christian church. All of the battle-hardened “gay rights” activists with all of their formidable resources are mobilized for an assault on Christianity itself under the hijacked rainbow banner of “Gay Theology.” Indeed, the process has already begun, like the retreat of the tide before the tsunami.

The issue today is not if it will come, but when.

Because of the lack of scriptural, Bible based preaching in many of today’s pulpit’s across America, the lack of preaching against sin, and not holding up the standard of righteousness, more of these types of incidences will be occurring in the near future, leading many astray. That’s the key – leading many astray.

Christian music is one of the greatest venues which were given this spirit of perversion a platform to operate out of. Closet homosexuals are rampant within the ranks of Southern gospel music, CCM and the ever popular praise and worship. People like the late Dotti Rambo, Reba Rambo and the Martins, are just three of today’s popular Christian artists who have embraced, to some extent, this perversion. Sandy Patti has been associated with the gay community to one of being tolerant to their social plight. Bill Gaither, a promoter of ecumenism, found himself celebrating the life of one Marsha Stevens.

In late 2002, Bill Gaither and Mark Lowry met with and encouraged Marsha Stevens, the lesbian author of the popular gospel song “For These Tears I Died.” Stevens, who has a ministry called BALM (Born Again Lesbian Music), attended the Gaither Homecoming concert in Phoenix in December 2002, with her lesbian partner. Mark Lowry, who has sung with the Gaither Vocal Band for many years, approached her and said that he was proud of what she is doing. Surprised, she said, “You know what I’m doing now?” He replied: “I sure do and I wish the fundamentalists would find Jesus. They’re going to have a lot to answer for, leaving out people that Jesus died for” (source)

To be clear, homosexuality is sin, it is perverse, it is detriment to the spiritual life of those who find themselves actively participating in this lifestyle. It’s not only against the nature of creation, but it’s against the moral law of God, and those who continue in this lifestyle will not inherit eternal life.

The biggest danger to the church today is not the prosperity gospel, it is not the doctrine of Psychology, nor is it the false teaching of the hyper-grace message, or even the acceptance of the Roman Catholic church. The largest threat right now to the body of Christ will be the invasion of this teaching called the “gay theology”. This is why many within the church are “coming out” and not finding resistance. Because tolerance and diversity teachings have widely affected the church and those who follow Christ. In other words, people have been dumbed down to accept, or at least not speak out against what is clearly an assault to the foundation plan of God.

The invasion of this perversion is knocking on the doors of many a church, and if we’re not careful, we will ignore it in favor of being called “tolerant” and by doing so, we will lose more ground in this area than we did with the abortion issue. The sad truth is, this gay “theology” is nothing more than another plan of the enemy to strip the church, the body of Christ, from having an impact upon society. If he can silence may within the church, he can severely hinder it from its main directive – the preaching of the gospel.

When we see these people come out as gay and call themselves “Christians” they are fulfilling scripture, “having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.” (2 Timothy 3:5)

The church must unite and stand against this evil, this perversion which is trying to make inroads within many of our popular brands of Christianity. We must take up the cross and challenge those who maintain one can live in sin and sinful behavior and still claim Christ. We must oppose any and all doctrine which rejects repentance, rejects God’s standard of living, and we must reject those who claim Christ but deny his regenerating power of the cross by remaining in their sin. (2 Cor. 5:17)

An invasion has begun, Satan’s attack is clear and open for all to see if we would just look at it through the eyes of the Holy Spirit. Once we allow the scales of apathy and tolerance to fall from our eyes, then we’ll see the great danger which is now pushing its way into the church of Jesus Christ, and how we need to respond, in love, but in stern condemnation.

 

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com