Month: March 2016

“Crazy moral code”??????


This is how the morals taught by the Bible are seen by someone that has no true idea what they are. They think that those that strive to follow the Bible are wackos and nut jobs. Why? Because they have fallen for the lectures of others that have taught them that their way is the way to perfection. When this is the furthest thing from the truth.
See this is the thing. It is something that people just don’t think about, because they were not taught the Bible as we are told to do from when they were children into adulthood. The Bible states that we are to not to listen to false teachers and what these teachers look like is seen in 2 Peter 2.
Now if you read the third chapter of Colossians you cannot only see how we are not to behave but also how we are to behave. Now if any says this cannot be taught within the Bible or that the Bible is a lie do qualify as false teachers. From what we are hearing these days this qualifies for most of those that teach in universities and in any courses that go against the teachings of the Bible.
When someone has reached the point to call true ethics and pure morality that encourages true love and respect of all humanity “crazy” that means that they have reached the full antithesis of what is right with humanity and all that is left is that which will lead to human destruction.
There are those that say you do not need something like the Bible to have morals. I say that without the Bible there is no point of reference for what morality can be defined as. So if there is not point to start from what is moral to one is immoral to another. When someone says they can dominate others and say they are moral. When someone can sexually abuse children and say they are moral. When someone can commit mass murder on the scale of the Holocaust and say they are moral. Then without the Bible they are moral, but with the Bible we know them to have a “Crazy moral code.”

The swing of the pendulum


When Christianity began to grow after Jesus ascended to His Father Christianity was in balance. Then as it grew and men started to think they knew more than God and changed the Bible to their suiting it became all about works. To this day still some think this way. Then Martin Luther came along and split the church, but he went to the other extreme of all faith, and that too has been corrupted by the insistence of humanity.
Here is what that Bible states though:
James 2:14 – What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
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.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
So we cannot live in faith alone which many now use the word “love” as the meaning of this faith. True we are to love all, but we are to do good works as well and this is not only our actions but how we say certain things to be people.
You see we you say you love someone, but you allow them to live in a sin that will mean their eternal death, this is not love, but selfishness. For you do not wish to truly share the love of God with any other. You see if you did, in love, you would go to this sinner and show your true love for them and tell them that if they stay in their sin they shall be dead in the eye of the Lord. This action, these words, are works.
Note the last verse:
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
This tells you in no uncertain terms that those without salvation are without a spirit and so are destine to death, which is the pit of fire. So you must through your faith act upon their sins and help them to find the true love of our Lord the Jesus Christ and to be reborn in true repentance, which is also works that are done with eternal love.
So in the future remember that it is not good enough just to love everyone, but you must love them enough to let them know how to get to God, through Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 4:1 – I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 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;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

The light is brighter than it has ever been and it is showing just how corrupt the church really is


Two thousand years ago Jesus walked around the hills near Nazareth. We are coming upon the pure two thousandth anniversary of His crucifixion and resurrection.
It is a time when people should be thinking more and more about their place in the eternal life we are ALL promised to be given. Yet most in this world can think of only one thing. This world.
Due to social media, Television, and radio nearly the entire world can get a snapshot into the hearts of their fellow humans like in no other time in history. Those in power cannot say the Bible says to do this, when in reality it never said any such thing. Approximately one thousand years ago this could be and was done. This led to bloodshed in the Holy Lands due to the corrupted and human hearts of men.
Between 1456 when the Gutenberg Bible was first printed till nearly two hundred years later (approximately 1611) when the first normal printing of the King James Version of the Bible become common place. Growth in the true understanding of the Bible took place. Halfway between these two dates Martin Luther gave birth to the Great Reformation of the Body of Christ as it was fractured into many denomination due to the corruption of the Catholic Church which up until then was the only religion within Christendom. From these years till within the mid-1960s humanity strived as best it could to be a reflection of the Son of God.
Now though humanity is pulled this way and that due to the very inventions I mentions above. They find no real time to read the words of their Creator. Many even deny they have a Creator, but that is not where the corruption lies. For Jesus Christ knew this time would come and even instructed John in the book of Revelation to write a letter to the church that exists in this time. Here is that letter:
Revelation 3:14 – And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Due to the primaries for the president of the United States of America the stark reality of this letter is shown to prove the Bible as fact and the truth that not only is God real, but that His Son is still alive and watching over us.
There will be those that are going to say: “What you are saying is not true, He was referring to the church in Laodicea and to them alone.”
This is not accurate though. You see the seven churches can exist and have existed concurrently and yet they are also linear. Concurrently refers to any body that gathers in the name of Jesus Christ at any given point in history. While linear takes the Body of Christ as a whole throughout the centuries. The first letter referring to the church as a whole during the early years of the Body till the last letter before Christ’s imminent return to the face of this planet we all live upon.
The letter to Laodicea is the last letter, the seventh letter for the seventh age of the Body of Christ as a whole. We are living in this seventh and last age before Jesus Christ places His feet back upon the ground of this earth at the Mount of Olives.
Many say they are rich and are increased with material possessions and have a need for nothing. They seek after more and more the possessions of the earth. They wish to have a newer car, a larger house to hold all the possessions they have acquired. Many of which sit in their basements or addicts doing nothing but gather dust, bugs and rotting away.
They have through the votes they have cast through the primary process shown to the world due to technology that most are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
Their wretchedness and misery has in turn made them poor. They are blind to the truth of the Bible and so, even though professing to be true to God have thrown their hopes and desires onto someone that is shown within the Bible itself to be a false teacher. The complete opposite of what any that calls themselves a “Christian” would say is worthy of their support.
Once upon a time they would have sought after this person to try and convert him to Christianity, but now in their blindness they call him a “savior,” thus showing their nakedness. They have stripped off the belt of truth and accepted the lies of the false teacher as fact. The have removed the sandals by not reading the Word of God for themselves so that they on their own can see what God says to do from the Bible and so they are tossed this way and that in worry and anger. They have laid down their shield of Faith and given in to disbelieve. As a result the straps that hold their helmet of salvation has become dry rotted and is in jeopardy of breaking, thus cast off their helm to damnation. Their sword of the Spirit is dull for it has not been refined and sharpened by understand the true Word of God, so as to stand as a defense from the world and its corrupting onslaught of lies that have twisted the true meaning of the Gospel. Thus leaving them naked to the world as they lose their righteousness and willingly accept the unrighteousness of the world as truth when it is nothing but a lie built upon lies told by liars.
Ephesians 6:10 – A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
This is the reality we are in today and due to the light of God though the Bible the actions of those that stand naked to the world are there for all to see, but they think themselves to be clothed in the grace of Jesus Christ are showing to the world their true state. Yet most are blind to these truths I have just shown unaware that those that hate Christ see them for what they truly are and scoff and laugh at them behind their backs saying for all to hear: “See there is no such thing as God, for those that say they follow Him do not do as the Bible says.”
Here someone will say that those that do not know Jesus do not know the Bible. Satan is a fallen angel of God. He knows the Bible and so do his most loyal servants. They know the Bible so as to be able to pervert it to their needs, lusts and desires.
They are better equipped to defeat those that seek to serve God, for they have a secret weapon, those that seek to serve God. For we are corrupt beings and even though we ask Jesus Christ to be our Savior, due to our corrupt bodies, minds, even though our soul may be renewed in the Glory of Jesus’ saving grace, we must strive daily to seek out to be a better image of He that shed His blood in our place. Which is why we are to wear and care for the armor of God. For when we do not care for it we will be shown, as is now being demonstrated through those that vote for a false teacher, that we are only human and subject to mistakes, but these mistakes due to not knowing the Bible cannot only lead to the death of innocents, but to our own death in the eyes of God, which will lead to an eternity not in His glorious service but an eternity in agony, sorrow and pain within the pit of fire.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: An echo from the past seen through the imperfect mirror called humanity


As I watched both the “King of the Kings” and the “Son of God” this holy Easter weekend. It struck me suddenly as I watched the sentencing of Jesus that Passover day nearly two thousand years ago. I watched as Pilate asked the gathered crowd before him which of the two men, Barabbas or Jesus he should release.
In reality we do not know the makeup of the crowd as has been portrayed multiples times in shows and movies. What we do know was the choice and the choice was made by the people.
What struck me and caused me to look upon this sentencing in a new light was the events the United States finds themselves in one again. The selection of a president of this nation. What has caused me to make this comparison between the two was how the Republican primaries have been unfolding.
It has come down to two men for the people of the nation to choose from. Now there will be those that will insist that this comparison is foolhardy on my point. Why this is, is because they have no true understanding of the salvation of Jesus Christ, which was given unto all humanity willing to hear and answer when He rose from the dead three days after that very trial.
For any that truly hear and understand when they think upon this comparison they will see exactly that which I have seen myself.
On the one hand we have our Barabbas. He is a liar. He lives in lust and freely admits that he has cheated upon his many wives including the fact that he will do the same with the current one. He graves after money and power, prideful and arrogant. He says he will accomplish great wonders yet the very next day or even the very next hour he states something totally opposite. Yet still millions flock behind him and call him savior of the nation. The Bible shows him to be a false teacher as seen in the words of 2 Peter 2. Yet still millions flock behind him and call him savior, and no I am not being flippant with the word “savior.” For when you look at what these people say and how they respond and act when they are challenged. The worship him and adore him as that very word “savior.”
Now we have had at minimum three possibly four men in the Republican primaries that can be called “Christian.” Those that were a better reflection than what is left were not supported by the people. Now we are down to one that even comes close to reflecting Jesus Christ. Is he good reflection of Jesus? No, but who is. What can be said is that he is a better reflection than any other of either party that this nation picks from.
So we have a Barabbas and we have a weak reflection of Jesus. Yet how has the vote been going? To date the people as in that time two thousand years ago have been picking Barabbas over the best choice. It is sad that it is not the man that will be crucified but this nation which will be placed upon that cross this time.

What does an enemy of the cross look like?


This is a question not enough people even attempt to ask let alone try and find the answer too. It is sad really.
Why is it sad though?
I will tell you. For many, more than most may ever realize have made themselves the enemy of the cross of Jesus Christ.
How can I say this? How can I be so heartless and cruel to say such a statement?
To be honest it is not out of heartlessness, but out of pure love. It is not cruel, but it is painful.
Here is how this issue is approached in the book of James
James 4:4 – You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say,
“God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.”
7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
Here is another perspective:
Philippians 3: 18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth.
Now let’s look at each thing that leads to being an enemy of God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
First and foremost, befriending the world.
Friend – philos – friendly; subst: a friend, an associate.
World – kosmos – the world, universe; worldly affairs; the inhabitants of the world; adornment
Secondly pride
Proud – proud, arrogant, disdainful.
Thirdly their appetite
In the KJV the word belly is used which is “koilia” meaning belly, womb, the inner man. Per the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament it appear that Paul, the author of Philippians was extremely angry at those that had at first turned to Christ and then turned their back upon the Savior.
What is important to state here is that those that made the dictionary could not say for sure what Paul meant when he used the word “koilia.” However for other references within the NT it is referenced to where sin come from, that being from within each and every person (Mark 7:18-23).
Fourth they “brag about shameful things”
Again in the KJV it reads as : “whose glory is in their shame”
Glory – doxa – honor, renown, glory splendor
Shame – aischune – shame, shamefacedness, shameful deeds
Personally I would translate this as: they take honor in their shameful deeds.
And lastly – “they think only about this life here on earth.”
So someone that is the enemy of the cross, which leads to damnation looks like someone that thinks only of their earthly lust and desires and takes pride in their actions no matter how crude it may be, for all they care about is their own satisfaction and of nothing nor of anyone save themselves. So those supporting this person that lives this way are themselves becoming this persons “friend” and so as is shown above in the verses of James are “make yourself an enemy of God.”

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: the shallow Christian


Yesterday, after the primary results were released about Arizona and Utah a blaring fact was made clear. Christianity is no longer a true faith, but a group of people living within a machination that they use as an excuse to feel they are redeemed, saved and able to be welcome in heaven.
I decided to make a small comment on a radio personalities Facebook page. It was clear and to the point. That point being that Mormons, a group of people that have been convinced by another book that their founder added to the Bible, in other words a cult, showed more knowledge of the true Bible then those that profess to be “Christian.”
Let’s just look at this last Tuesday’s primary results. Per Pew Research, 53% of the people of the state of Arizona say they are “highly religious” (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/02/29/how-religious-is-your-state/?state=alabama). Now Utah is said to have 64% that state this, but we must also note that Utah is the home of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and as was point out above have added to the Bible, which is seen as a cult by Christendom (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/02/29/how-religious-is-your-state/?state=utah).
Now as I have pointed out in a previous post. Donald Trump fit the description of a false teacher (https://dreamwalker1960.com/2016/03/07/a-true-reflection-of-2-peter-2/). Now as was shown to me yesterday there are those that think just because Mr. Trump does not profess to be a religious person he cannot be called a false teacher. Is his actions those of the world? Yes they are, then he is of the world. Does he profess to be knowledgeable and command your attention? Yes, then he is a teacher and since he does not follow the Bible he is a false one. A false teacher is a still false even though he is not of a religion and turns you away from the truth of the Bible.
Now that we have the ground work established. Here is the percentage of the vote for a Donald Trump the false prophet and for Ted Cruz the man who is human, but is a better reflection of Jesus Christ than Mr. Trump ever will be.
47.1% or 249,916 people voted for Mr. Trump in Arizona.
24.9% or 132,147 people voted for Mr. Cruz.
Now this is from a state as shown above is said to be 53% “highly religious.”
Now let’s look at Utah with a Mormon population that is 58% of the state per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Utah.
Donald Trump got 14.0% or 24,864 people
Ted Cruz received 69.2% or 122,567 people
This is how the polls should look when all those that call themselves “Christian” vote for the person that is the closest reflection of Jesus Christ.
NOTE: Since Mr. Kasich has shown he supports Homosexual marriage (see first Republican debate) he is on par with Mr. Trump and not Mr. Cruz.
This vote is both a blessing and curse. For God has given the citizens of the nation the ability to show their belief in God and their faith in Him by choosing the leaders of this nation. When we do not vote our belief in God or His Son the Lord Jesus Christ but for our personal wants, desires and lusts; than the voter is voting for sin and the world and are showing the curse of the vote, not its blessing. So they are showing that they are shallow Christians, or as the Bible says that which they are, which is hypocrites.

Remission


In today’s culture this word “remission” has taken on a new context. It is associated with cancer and the halting of this corruption within the Bible. In this context people have become accepting of the fact that this corruption can return and then kill the person suffering from cancer. This is something that people need to think about.
Now why did I even mention this word? For the answer to that we go to the second chapter of Acts:
Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Now let’s break down this from the original Greek:
Aphesis – deliverance, a sending away, a letting go, a release, pardon, complete forgiveness.
As you can see this word has many applications. Look at each on carefully though. A deliverance from sin. A sending away of sin. A letting go of sin. A release from sin. A pardon of your sins. Complete forgiveness of your sins.
But then we need to remember the implication given to us by the use of the word “remission” when applies to cancer and that said cancer can return and ultimately kill the person suffering from it. This is true for sin as well. This is made clear in here:
2 Peter 2:20 – For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
Does this diminish the other definitions? No it does not, but there is an admonition. For the Bible makes it clear that we must keep our eyes upon God and have our Creator as the center of our lives. The sun that we as planets revolve around. For if the planets lose the sin they lose not only the that life giving element of light, but also warmth and even an anchor to the solar system that is God, and they are sent flying wildly into the darkness and death.
Far too many think they are within the warmth of the sun which is God, but God is not their center. They themselves are their center. The lusts and desires for the here and now are of more import that anything else and especially God.
Does this mean that their remission has failed? I cannot say, that is for each and every single person to come to realize and confront on their own. They need to place God to the center of their solar system, for if they do not they could most likely die for their cancer which is called sin.

Through willful ignorance a nation shall judge itself


It is nearly twenty years since Jesus Christ emerged from the tomb alive to walk amongst us once again for a short time and to give His final instructions to those disciples that were still alive in the forty day window.
Now Christ’s last known hand chosen disciple, Paul, once Christ greatest enemy and now one of His greatest servants in the New Testament was in Athens. His teachings had caused a great stirring throughout the people of this city. He was taken to the council of the city and here he spoke to them of the teachings and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Within these words came a reaffirmation of a truth that many in today’s world wish to forget, deny or in many cases have really never even thought about, and here is that teaching:
Acts 17:22 – So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, 23 for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.
24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need. 26 From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.
27 “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ 29 And since this is true, we shouldn’t think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.
30 “God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him. 31 For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.”
Some laughed when He mentioned the resurrection of Jesus, but others did not and became saved, and so the great tree of Christianity grew that day and has continued to this day.
In March of 1944 the Second World War still continued, but within Washington D.C. someone listened to God and stood before the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. His sermon this late winter day was like all true messages; it is black and white and never grey (the full transcript will be included at this end of this article). His opening statement set the context of his message. A message that today few want to hear let alone listen to: “My text is taken from the first book of Kings, Chapter eighteen and Verse twenty-one. If the Lord be God, then follow Him. But if Baal, then follow him.”
Dr. Peter Marshall saw within this nation, caught up within a war against evil, the same corruption that had plagued Israel when Elijah was that nation’s prophet. At the end of his sermon the pastor of the church in this nation’s capital made a very clear pronouncement:
IF THE LORD BE GOD, THEN FOLLOW HIM!

BUT IF BAAL, FOLLOW HIM . . . AND GO TO HELL!

Now also in this message was the following statement:
“Now, I suggest to you that America needs a prophet today – a prophet that will set before the nation the essential choices. In the words of that great poet and essayist, J.D. Holland, ‘God give us men – men whom the lust of office does not kill – men whom the spoils of office cannot buy – men who have honor – men who will not lie – men who can stand before a demagogue and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking – tall men, sun-ground who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking.’”
But why the need for a prophet? Dr. Marshall explains in the part of his sermon:
“Millions of people in America live in moral fogs. They move in a sort of spiritual twilight. Modified morality; modified dishonesty is the practice of millions more. Surely the time has come for us to be honest about it. If we have thrown away our national heritage. If we no longer believe that this nation was founded under God. If contrary to what is stamped upon our coins, our trust is not in God, but in Baal, LET US SAY SO!
Let us at least not be hypocrites. Yes, like the ancient Hebrew nation, America needs a prophet like an Elijah – a prophet who will have the ear of America and will say to her now:”
These are the word that led to the two sentences above in all capital letters. The thing is most never listened, and many more never knew these words were ever spoken. Living in blissful ignorance and their fates they were making for themselves.
Five years after this sermon though. The same year this man passed on to be with our Lord (January 26, 1949), a prophet did come into recognition upon September twenty-fifth upon the opposite side of the country in Los Angles. His name is Billy Graham, even though I feel he will not acknowledge this title.
Millions over the years listened. Yet, still, as was pointed out by Dr. Marshall many continued to live in a moral fog moving in a spiritual twilight lost within the grey, the lukewarm. In all honesty it can be stated that the moral decay within became self-evident to those with eyes just after the First World War. A time that came to be known as the roaring twenties. This resulted in the wrath of God that came to be known as the Great Depression.
It took another World War to awaken many and so this nation partly got back on the right track, but as we can see from Peter Marshall we did not full accept God. So a Prophet was sent to us and due to this prophet many listened and this nation started down the right path, for a while.
Most though did not listen to the prophet, and so God once again sent His wrath upon this nation which came to full awareness in an act that all knew, but few realized the full meaning of on September 9, 2011. This was the wakeup call sent by God, but still the nation did not listen. So more trials hit all within this nation.
Now it is here we must come to an important understanding form the talk that Paul gave to the council at Athens in the winter of 51-52 AD. That being this:
Acts 17:26 – From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.
God, through His servant William Penn, granted this one nation, which is different than any other throughout history. Gave this nation, the second nation created for those that call God Lord; not for His bride, which is Israel, but for His Son’s bride, which are the Christians. Gave this nation, the one thing He gave no other nation. The true ability for each adult within this nation to pick it leaders. This did not happen at first and was not fully realized until August sixth in 1965.
It is a gift that most do not fully understand and many do not participate in due to this lack of knowledge and so as is all that come from the heart of humanity in their ignorance becomes corrupt and evil.
In 2008 God unleashed His judgement upon this nation to see if we would awaken from our materialist ways, but as a whole this nation still continued in its depravity. So His judgement was released upon the United States and we began to go into decline faster than what occurred during the great depression.
In 2012 God gave the people of this nation the ability to show their repentance, but this required that they show true humility and surrender the power of this nation over to someone that followed the teachings of a known false prophet. They had forgotten the words of Daniel though, that being:
Daniel 4:17 – For this has been decreed by the messengers; it is commanded by the holy ones, so that everyone may know that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world. He gives them to anyone he chooses— even to the lowliest of people.”
And so in pride and arrogance, as well as ignorance they left this nation in the power of the one that God has sent as His wrath upon it. So the wrath continued and became even more severe. So acute in fact that those that the nation itself was given to came under attack to the point that it was obvious that God was displeased with the bride of Christ.
In fact, so upset is God that the wrath left the boarders of this nation and spread throughout the entire world. It grew to the point that martyrdom and genocide of those that called Jesus Savior became more evident than it had ever been in centuries.
To a degree many have awaken to the truth, yet again God sends us a test to see if our awakening is real or is laced with ignorance.
As of the writing of this article the answer is it is still filled with ignorance. For we are again in the cycle given unto us by God to pick the top leader of this nation. It is again time to see if this Christian nation, yes CHRISTIAN NATION, has truly awaken to the fact that we that live in this nation are here by God’s design, not fate, but by and for His glory and His glory alone.
So our vote is to reflect the glory, and for the honor of God. It is to be given not for our materialistic gain, but to show that we are His children, His servants.
What many do not realize is that these temporal riches they seek after are nothing. For they are only here at this moment and tomorrow they will be gone. So why seek them at all? The answer is they should not, but they do.
They listen to someone that fully fits the description of a false prophet from 2 Peter 2, but they forget or do not know what else this chapter states, which is:
2 Peter 2:18 – They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception. 19 They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. 20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life. 22 They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.”
“And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before.”
Our task as servants of God is not to follow after the lusts promised unto us by false prophets, or after the lies of those that love and prefer sin over their Creator.
Our task is to look and support that person that best reflects the Son of God. Will that person be perfect? No, but they will acknowledge and say in knowledge that God is first. They will know that materialism is a path to destruction. If any promise you things of the world then they love the world, and any that love the world hate God.
The time for willful ignorance is gone. It is time to live in full awareness of the facts that were stated in that sermon in 1949. It is time to remember those words spoken by Peter Marshall and the true black and white choices that are open to us and to accept our fate that we not only chose in our hearts but in the ballot box as well. It is:
IF THE LORD BE GOD, THEN FOLLOW HIM!

BUT IF BAAL, FOLLOW HIM . . . AND GO TO HELL!

“Trial By Fire” Sermon “America Needs A Prophet”
By Dr. Peter Marshall (1902- 1949)
Pastor of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.
My text is taken from the first book of Kings, Chapter eighteen and Verse twenty-one. If the Lord be God, then follow Him. But if Baal, then follow him.
The leaders of ancient Israel (including the king) had come together to make a great decision. It was a national emergency. Elijah the prophet had summoned them to meet on Mt. Carmel to settle no less a question than whom they should worship.
William Penn has said that men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants. Here then was a Hebrew prophet facing the very same issue and making his people face it with him. They all knew the history of their nation. How God had led their fathers out of bondage into a new land as pioneers. How His Holy Law had been written into the nation’s Constitution. How The Ten Commandments had become a Bill of Rights and a Declaration of Dependence. But something in the nation’s life had begun to fade. Moral decay had set in. They had begun to love things more than principles. They had become materialists. And materialism had a god – a god of the flesh. And his name was Baal.
Now Elijah saw the danger. He saw what would happen to the nation when its moral fiber was weakened. So he summoned the 450 prophets of Baal, the king and the nation’s leaders. It HAD to be either/or. They had to get on one side or the other.
You remember the dramatic test – the trial by fire. How on the parched, sun-baked slopes of Carmel, Elijah announced his proposed test. Let sacrifices be laid upon the altar. Let him be god who would send down fire and consume the offerings. And let Baal and his priests have the first inning.
Then began the weird, pagan performance. With Elijah jibing at them with pointed sarcasm, “Cry louder why don’t you? Cry louder! He is a god you’re crying to isn’t he? Perhaps he’s gone for a walk. Perchance he’s asleep. Cry louder! Wake him up!”
All day long he taunted at them, until hoarse with their shouting, wearied with their paganistic dancing, they were exhausted. Yet no voice spoke. No voice answered.
Then Elijah went over to an abandoned Jehovah altar, set upon it a sacrifice, and offered his prayer to Jehovah – not ranting or foaming or shouting. And the answer came in fire, which consumed the offering. Then the people looking on cried as they fell on their faces, “The Lord! He is God! The LORD! HE is God!”
Now, I suggest to you that America needs a prophet today – a prophet that will set before the nation the essential choices. In the words of that great poet and essayist, J.D. Holland, God give us men – men whom the lust of office does not kill – men whom the spoils of office cannot buy – men who have honor – men who will not lie – men who can stand before a demagogue and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking – tall men, sun-ground who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking.
Millions of people in America live in moral fogs. They move in a sort of spiritual twilight. Modified morality; modified dishonesty is the practice of millions more. Surely the time has come for us to be honest about it. If we have thrown away our national heritage. If we no longer believe that this nation was founded under God. If contrary to what is stamped upon our coins, our trust is not in God, but in Baal, LET US SAY SO!
Let us at least not be hypocrites. Yes, like the ancient Hebrew nation, America needs a prophet like an Elijah – a prophet who will have the ear of America and will say to her now:

IF THE LORD BE GOD, THEN FOLLOW HIM!

BUT IF BAAL, FOLLOW HIM . . . AND GO TO HELL!

The darkness


During Christ’s crucifixion the sky grew dark. For decades I have always looked upon this moment for something other than many assume it to be.
There was no solar eclipse on this day, but I have always seen it as the gathering of the fallen angels to watch the spectacle of the death of the Son of Man. Not realizing in their pride and arrogance that it was actually their own sentencing they were observing.
A sentencing that will begin to be handed out that day Christ sets foot again upon Mount Olive.
Matthew 27:45 – Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

People need to watch “The Dark Knight Rises” and really look at it


Within this movies terrorist say they have come to save Gotham for the people. That the rich are to surrender what is theirs and give it to the masses.
They accomplish this goal and they show a city in chaos. They show people living in mass a commune. The last time the people rose up to take from the rich was in Russia and ended in a new elitist rich and all else poor to the point of that nation ending in disarray and collapse.
This is what the socialist, Black Lives Matter and other groups that have their core from the left which to do to the United States. This is the road the current president has accelerated.
But what is the core of this problem? The fact that God is being removed from society and places of import. Done through court actions which go against the First Amendment. For the amendment clearly states that the government cannot impede upon the practice of their faith. Yet every court action that removes God from the public is an action against this very amendment.
God is required for this nation to survive. This was even emphasized by the founding fathers of this nation.
Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.”
Acts 10:34 – Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. 35 In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.