An Open Letter to the Liberal/Progressive Christian.

This has been weighing on my heart for several days, but time is almost up, so I must share this. What I’m about to say is not easy for me, because I know there is a good chance I will be viewed as judgemental or accused of not having all the facts. Still, it MUST be said and I pray that you truly are as open minded as you claim liberals are, and that you heed this message. 

The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise. He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding. Prov 15:31‭-‬32 NKJV

   To open I would like to ask you to take a look at a few verses of Scripture.

“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:  “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.  Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow  that woman  Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.  And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.  Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.  I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.  And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ — as I also have received from My Father;  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’

Rev 2:18‭-‬29

I understand that many of you intend to vote for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. I read your reasons; how you think she is best qualified to lead this nation. You support her inclusion of those you think are oppressed. She is a champion of women, you say. She will lead this nation, and thus the world, closer to unity and peace. I admire your compassion in regards to the less fortunate. 

I am also reminded of the first few verses of the above passage. 

I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience

Many of you have such big, loving hearts. You’d give the shirt off your back to anyone who needed it. You finance and volunteer at Soup Kitchens and homeless shelters. You befriend and mentor unfortunate children who are just shy of being orphans. You give of your time, skill and finances to many charitable organizations. You believe in Jesus’ sermon on the Mount and “be-attitudes”. You want to ease pain and oppression. You love people, all people, and want to meet them where their needs are.

I get that. I deeply respect that. What better way to share the Gospel and love of Christ? Jesus praises the church for this.

BUT, pay attention to the Lord’s rebuke.

You’ve allowed Jezebel to influence you. You have fallen under a great deception. Somehow you think America should be governed by a woman who thinks it is okay to murder an unborn child, even hours before it would be born. You somehow are at peace with all of the lies, corruption and controversy surrounding her. She has been accused of pedophilia. Her angry tantrums are reported by several inside sources. She will do or say whatever she needs to in order to have her way. Go back and read the books of Kings and tell me that isn’t who you want representing your nation….your very selves. It is obvious; Hillary is influenced by the same demonic spirit that controlled Jezebel. It is common knowledge that HRC’s mentor was Alinsky, who acknowledged and praised Lucifer and his rebellion against Jehovah.

Secondly, let me remind you of what Jesus said to the church in Pergamos.

But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.  Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.  Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it. ” 

Rev 2:14‭-17

In short, you have compromised with the world. You have mistaken tolerance for love. There are even some among you who say there are many paths to God.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14

If you do not believe that, you are not a follower of Jesus. You may do lots of wonderful things, but you do not belong to Jesus.

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me. John 

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7

You cannot pick and choose which words of Jesus you want to follow. Plain and simple. 

But, if I may quote Hillary, WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT DOES IT MAKE? You may say, “We are talking about politics. We aren’t electing an elder of the church.” True. But who you vote for is a reflection of your values, YOUR character. A vote for Hillary is your way of saying you approve of her position on key moral issues, such as abortion, pedophilia, honesty and on Jehovah God Himself (if she shares Alinsky’s view, which there is no evidence that she does not).

No, there is no holy candidate. There is no one righteous on earth, outside the blood of Jesus. Yes, everyone has skeletons and everyone sins. This isn’t an endorsement for Trump. This isn’t really about Hillary. This is about YOU claiming the name of Christ and what that means.

We are told to abhor that which is evil. We are instructed to live holy lives. Followers of Jesus are the light of the world, shining truth into the darkness. We have no fellowship with darkness. 

We either follow Jesus and His complete word, or we don’t.  There is no room for compromise. Very soon God is going to separate the sheep from the goats. Follow the Good Shepherd. Hear His voice.

I also pray you not suppress the Holy Spirit for this is your “Joshua moment”:

“Now therefore, fear the Lord , serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord ! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord .”

Joshua 24:14‭-‬15 NKJV

Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth

The following article is a must read for today’s Christian. Step away from the ear ticklers and embrace the Truth. 

If this were 1999—the year that I was converted and walked away from the woman and lesbian community I loved—instead of 2016, Jen Hatmaker’s words about the holiness of LGBT relationships would have flooded into my world like a balm of Gilead. How amazing it would have been to have someone as radiant, knowledgeable, humble, kind, and funny as Jen saying out loud what my heart was shouting: Yes, I can have Jesus and my girlfriend. Yes, I can flourish both in my tenured academic discipline (queer theory and English literature and culture) and in my church. My emotional vertigo could find normal once again. 

Continue by clicking below.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/love-your-neighbor-enough-to-speak-truth

What in the World is Going On? Sound Teaching

We are blessed to have revival at our church this week. Our guest speaker is Steve Pater. I’ve provided below the video/audio of his Sunday morning and evening messages. I am not much of a video editor, and I apologize for the multiple videos and interruptions.

However, it is worth your time to listen to them. Brother Steve delivers some powerful  messages that just aren’t preached in many churches today. I have been very blessed by them and think you will be too.

First, a little bio. Brother Steve was raised Anglican but was never very faithful. His wife was raised Catholic. Long story short, some time after they married his wife received a Bible from a coworker. She read it faithfully every night. One night he asked her if she could get him one too. She did and he started reading it. FAITH COMES BY THE WORD OF GOD. Fast forward to today and he is the minister at a small country church (the best kind if you ask me) in KY and they have three beautiful little girls whom they are raising in the fear and admonition of the Lord. I think it is wonderful that he is untainted by modern seminaries and is taught solely by God’s Word. I encourage you to check out his website where you can listen to more of his messages as well as find a link to his Youtube page for more sermons. He does a much better job at that than I do. 😉

Revival Theme: What in the World is Going On?

Message One: The Fall

Message Two: God’s Judgement

Hearing God’s Voice

I think there has been a misunderstanding concerning Justin Peters. It has been said that he does not believe God speaks to us through His Holy Spirit. After viewing the video below, I can see it is just a misunderstanding. Does Peters think God has burning bush moments today? No. Neither do I.

The Word of God as presented in the Holy Scriptures is LIVING.

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4

1 6 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. Hebrews 1

There is a growing movement (for lack of a better word) of Christian mysticism. The Word of God isn’t enough. People want experiences. They want to be overwhelmed with emotion. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love when I consider what He has done for me. And yes, I experience God. I experience Him when I read the Word, and I can see how He is working in my life and in the lives of others. Christian mysticism goes beyond that, though.

Here is a quote directly from Christianmystics.com: So, what is a Christian Mystic? A person concerned not with knowing the letter of the Word, or religious dogmas, but with knowing the Spirit of the Word, which is to say living from within the experience of God’s word at the very core of being.

The emphasis is taken off the Word of God. Although they say they are to discard the ego and personal pride, in an effort to walk with Jesus in every day life, the whole concept seems very self-centered to me. After all, they aren’t concerned with the Word, only with their experiences.

Folks, if ever the Word is not important, Jesus is not important.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 2 Timothy 2

11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so….Acts 17

These are the last days. The enemy is working over time and has infiltrated our churches with confusion and false teachings. he is taking the emphasis off Jesus, sin, repentance and the true Gospel is a myriad of ways.

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.Matthew 24: 2

 

One of the best messages I’ve heard in a long time

I need to Google this man, Justin Peters. The following is the second video I’ve seen of him and it is good, solid, sound teaching.

In this video, topics covered are: the Gospel, moralism, seeker sensitive churches, the “religious right”/politics and church discipline.

May you be as blessed by this as I am.

Keep the Lamps Full

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So many of us are growing weary and are just plain TIRED. As JD Farag said recently, those of us who speak the Truth can expect to be blasted with persecution in some form or another. Even I, little me who has such a small influence, am not overlooked by the enemy. Any time I post something which exposes the dark forces at work, trouble in my personal life follows. It is no coincidence, and the enemy knows how to push my buttons-often using  my own family to put me through the wringer.

Most of us are just tired of living in this evil world. The spirit of the world is in constant battle with the Spirit within us and we will be glad when it is all over.

Still, we MUST keep our lamps trimmed. We must continue to shine the Light of Christ. We must occupy and serve until He comes. We are in the throes of war and this is not the time to turn and run. Souls are at stake!

So, be encouraged dear friends. Take heart. The victory is already won. Greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world. Don’t be overcome. HE has already overcome the world. Stay strong. The race and the battle is almost done.

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;  Ephesians 6