I’m pretty sure I’ve fallen for some of this movement’s
rhetoric demagoguery concerning politics. I’m certain there are a few posts on my blog to verify that I have. I was in a Tea Party Forum and was noticing alot of this belief by those who identified themselves as Christians. I’ve always had a problem with Alex Jones types who rarely let their listeners and/or readers know that God is ultimately in control and not a bunch of power hungry elites that attend the Bohemian Grove meetings. Not that its any of my business, but I have wondered if any of these Christian Patriots do the gritty spiritual warfare of praying for our nation’s political leaders with as much fervor as they have in demonizing them. Anyway, this Christian Patriot Movement was news to me so I figured that I should pass it along so we, by God’s grace, may be careful and discerning especially in the heated political climate of our nation today.
By Don Koenig
There has been a great sucking sound coming from some people who say they are Christians. The sound is that of their brains being sucked out of their heads and then being replaced with the hot air of illogical rhetoric. The brain suckers are those that are making a living on the fears of those who correctly see we are near the last days but have little faith in God. Christian patriots are led to think that they are going to fight the Beast of Revelation from the backwoods of America.
There are many Internet sites and talk radio programs that are proclaiming that the “illuminated ones” are about to bring in their secret plan to set up a world government and bring in the Antichrist. The leadership of this movement identify themselves as Christians but some of what they are teaching Christians is clearly Satanic. Those that get sucked into this movement are just as much controlled by Satan as are the one-world socialists that they oppose.
The philosophy of the Christian patriot movement is that there are a few powerful occult families that are so powerful that they run the affairs of the whole world. They believe these satanic “illuminated ones” decide who will become the leaders of the world and all top levels of government. There may be some truth in this belief but what they fail to realized is that God is in ultimate control of the world and all governments. The illuminated ones they speak of are not men but are fallen spirits who possess and influence powerful men. The “Beast” world government controlled by the man of sin will not and cannot come until God allows it. This will not happen until the mid-point of the time known as the seven-year tribulation. This world government called the Beast and that is led by the Beast cannot occur until the restraining influence of true Christians within governments are removed.
Many in the Christian patriot movement state that Christians need to prepare to protect themselves with arms for the coming tribulation that is already underway or about to immediately take place (many of these obviously hold an erroneous post tribulation rapture of the Church theology). The Christian Identity cult is at the root of this deception. I will not discuss the neo-Nazi replacement theology that Christian Identity teaches in this article. I will just say, the core evil doctrine the Christian Identity cult embraces would be quite obvious to any real Christian. Nevertheless, many Christian patriots now accept, practice, and believe some of the evil lying doctrine that originated in the Christian Identity cult. Some of the evils Christian patriots have embraced are listed below.
Much of the Christian patriot movement disrespects government leaders and authority that scripture says were put there by God. We are told to pray for our leaders, we are not to make railing accusations
- Christian patriots are told to arm themselves and to be prepared to fight the new world order while scripture says that we are to be peaceful and willing to go like sheep to the slaughter
- Christian patriots are told that they are not required to pay their taxes but scripture tells us we are to support the government put over us as the government requires.
- Christian patriots believe it is in God’s will to isolate themselves instead of being a light to the world
- Christians patriots slander, speak hearsay as truth and create a self perpetuating cycle of half truths and lies
- Christian patriots are taught self-reliance instead of relying on God
- Some Christian patriots have allowed themselves to be led by bigoted white supremacists
- Many Christian patriots think that the U.S. is the Promised Land. They believe the lie that they are descendants of the 10 lost tribes of Israel. They then apply to themselves scripture that is meant for the true descendants of Israel
- Many Christian patriots believe that the U.S. is the promised kingdom on earth. Thus, they might end up fighting for a world order led by America and Europe that will actually bring the Antichrist to power.
- Many people in the Christian patriot movement do not take part in any real orthodox Christian worship or fellowship and have little Bible scholarship. They tend to use passages in the Old Testament and apply them out of proper context to themselves but they conveniently overlook the more relevant messages of the New Testament
- Many Christian patriots accept false prophets if what they say is in agreement with their conspiracy theories. It does not even seem to matter to them that the prophecies do not come to pass. For example, their “prophets” had been saying that their would be a UN led invasion of the United States before the year 2000. Nothing like this can possibly happen unless we have civil war in the United States and actually plead for foreign troops to help restore order.
Read more here: http://www.thepropheticyears.com/cults/new%20world%20order.HTM
In this excellent teaching video is a poem that Pastor Jim wrote that is quite “seasonable”- I’ve only submitted the part of the video where it begins at (at 1:15:18, in case the video should start at the beginning) but the rest of the video has some very good points for true Christians to consider.
Here are some thoughts I posted in the comment section of an earlier post:
I can’t figure out why any pastor would teach scriptures so as to make Paul an agreer that paganism can be christianized except that they worship this helliday and their children above God. I have yet to run across a pastor or teacher to show, with correct interpretation, scriptures that truly mean we have liberty to celebrate pagan-christian hellidays. Why would Paul agree to such when the converted former pagans of his day were burning to ashes all vestiges of their ungodly worship? Isn’t it adding to God’s Word to say its OK to christianize pagan holidays? Isn’t it subtracting from the Word to ignore scriptures warning us not to partake in pagan practices to worship God with? And isn’t it outright disobedience to God’s Word when we are told not to combine the holy with the unholy? And why is it that pastors point to other men of God who approve(d) the ungodly holiday as proof its OK to celebrate but cannot make a case for it with scriptures rightly interpreted? God’s Word tells us to consider all men to be liars and God be true. Paul says they are to be accursed who preach another gospel (another Jesus) which the pagan Christ Mass is all about!
I do find it interesting, also, that pastors will, rightly so, condemn idol worship in the lives of Christians yet this time of year the tree goes up and is decorated to honor God just as it was done to honor Tammuz though God clearly tells us not to do such a wicked thing. And then there are apologetics ministries that condemns the ministry of Youth with a Mission’s mission of telling the indigenous peoples that the god they worship is actually the true God (supposedly following Paul’s example on Mars Hill) and these same apologists are vehemently against the seeker friendly tactics for increasing the numbers of mega churches yet that is what the Church did with the pagans’ gods so as to build up the numbers back in the days of Constantine.
Has anyone actually pondered why they are bringing in a tree to decorate? Do they ask why they are practicing (decorating with) all of these pagan traditions this time of year? Does it truly enhance the Gospel? Are we not telling God He needs our help this time of year to make His Gospel known to the World through these christianized pagan traditions of heathen men? Do we truly believe that God will reward us and/or be pleased with our efforts? Even unbelievers know this is a pagan holiday and they laugh at the Christians with their admixture worship of God. We are far from set apart from the world this time of year…
This Do In Remembrance Of Me
“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.”
Before his death and resurrection, observing the Passover meal was He.
Jesus’ final command was simply, “This do in remembrance of me.”
If the views my wife and I have about television, public schools, vaccinations, and Easter wasn’t enough to drive friends and family crazy, our latest decision certainly will. (I also suspect that this will ruffle a few feathers on DefCon as well.)
After thoughtful deliberation we have decided to forego celebrating Christmas this year (and every year hereafter) for two main reasons, one being obvious and the other not so obvious.
Jesus was on a roll.
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in” (Matt. 23:13).
Addressing his primary antagonists, the Pharisees and scribes, Jesus built their unflattering profile at the beginning of Matthew 23 and then hammered them eight different times repetitively calling them hypocrites (vv.
by Joe Garnett
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it .He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. Romans 14:5-6
Proponents of Christmas often appeal to these verses to defend their celebration of this pagan holy day. At first glance this scripture appears to support their position. But the Bible student should look closer, determining the context and whether this passage can have application to the syncretistic festival of Christmas.
Most commentators teach that Romans 14 deals with Christian liberty. It does, by way of interpretation, only narrowly. By way of interpretation merely two problems are covered, that of whether or not to eat certain meats and whether or not to observe certain days. With regard to Christmas, it is needful that we deal only with the observing of days.
The disputes in this passage take place not because there are simply differences of opinions. The disputes arise because some in the church are weak (immature) and others are strong (mature). This is important to keep in mind because in time one should expect the problem to be solved by the immature becoming mature. (Of course we understand that there might be others coming into the church continually with the same problem, thus protracting the dilemma for some time).
The goal of Biblical instruction is to make the saint a mature person in Jesus Christ (Col. 1:28). Thus in regard to this passage, we need to understand that if all the believers in the church had reached a certain degree of maturity, the problem would not have existed. The solution that Paul gives should be considered a temporary solution for these weak brothers and not a permanent one. (No one would disagree that Christians should always respect and love each other). We should expect these who are now weak to one day become strong as they reside under proper instruction.
The specific problem in verses 5-6a concerns the keeping of days. It appears that the majority of commentators understand the problem to arise from young Jewish converts to the Christian faith. These converts feel obligated to continue to observe Jewish holy days. This should not surprise us for these were proper days for them to observe prior to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. They have not at this time received the understanding that it is no longer necessary for them to observe these days under the new covenant. We find them in a transition period in which they are confused. If they were to not observe these days they would feel that they were not being obedient to God. They don’t have a grasp on the glorious truth that the work of the Lord Jesus Christ is complete and the days that they observe are only shadows of His fullness (Col. 2:17).
To summarize, I make these observations:
- The dispute involves different understandings between weak and strong brothers in Christ.
- The weak feel that they must observe the Jewish holy days as they were previously commanded to do.
- The strong understand the completed work of Jesus Christ and the new covenant make these days obsolete.
- These different understandings cause dissension.
- The only possible solution at this time is for both groups to accept one another in love.
- In time we should expect the weak to become mature after they have been instructed in the truth and come to an understanding of what Jesus Christ has accomplished.
This is believed to be the interpretation of this passage or its proper understanding. Thus we must expect anyone making application from this passage to keep this understanding in mind at all times.
This is the question which now comes before us: Is the Christian observance of Christmas protected by way of application in this passage? To determine this let us consider the circumstances involved in both cases and see if there are any likenesses.
|Situation addressed in Romans 14||Situation of present day X-mass celebrants|
|The young Jewish believers observed a day.||Those who celebrate Christmas are celebrating a season and a festival. Although they claim to celebrate a day, their actions betray them. Long before the day arrives they will be putting up trees, shopping for presents (not for Jesus), building and placing creches, decorating with lights and other objects (many of occultic background), planning and going to parties and endlessly talking about these activities.|
|The Jewish converts were keeping days that they were previously obligated to observe.||The Christmas celebration has never been sanctified by scripture. It is built upon the lie, which is acknowledged by most everyone, that Jesus Christ was born on December 25. Rather than having support from the word of God, it is man made religion which is condemned by Jesus (Matt. 15:9).|
|When the weak Jewish convert kept a day, there were disciplines that he performed. For instance, if he felt he needed to keep the sabbath, he had instruction from the scripture with regard to his activity (Deut. 5:12-14).||The celebrants of Christmas adhere to no spiritual disciplines. If they were to spend the day in the scripture with fasting and prayer they could at least be commended. However, the day will be spent by most in a festive atmosphere, eating, exchanging gifts and doing whatever they choose to do. These are the same “spiritual disciplines” that the pagans have done as this Babylonian festival evolved.|
|The observances of these young Jewish believers did not take place in the church. The day that the weak brother regarded, he regarded it unto the Lord. The observance that he performed he rendered without the presence of those who did not wish to take part in the observance. For certain observances he most likely went to the synagogue. The strong brother was not required to endure the observances of the weak.||The Christmas celebration takes place within the church as well as in the world. In most churches the celebration generally consumes the month of December with decorations in the church building, parties, programs and some emphasis in all the services. If there is one who does not desire to celebrate, he must choose between being absent or enduring the festival.|
|The weak Jewish brother could be expected in time to mature and be released in conscience from observing obsolete holy days.||The celebrant of Christmas expects to continue in a syncretistic fable originating from Babylonian mystery religion on a day when the now glorified Son of God was not born.|
Thus, this writer concludes that Romans 14 does not exonerate the practice of Christmas from scriptural condemnation. The day that the weak Jewish convert observed was a day formally warranted by scripture with designated disciplines. It was observed outside the church without involving the strong.
The weak brother could be expected in time to mature in conscience and no longer feel obligated to observe it.
In contrast, the “day” the Christmas celebrant celebrates is a pagan originated festival of unknown duration having no basis in scripture nor God-ordained disciplines. It is celebrated in the church and considered immutable. Thus we see that there is no relationship between the two “holy” days.
The scripture condemns such practices as Christmas. Jeremiah 10:2,3 tell us to “learn not the way of the heathen” and that “the customs of the people are vain.” In Matthew 15:9 Jesus explains that men worship Him in vain, “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” In Colossians 2:8 we are told to beware lest someone should spoil us “through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world.” I Timothy 1:4 instructs us to “neither give heed to fables … which minister questions.”
Jude 3 exhorts us to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” The “faith” is the body of truth contained in the scripture. Matthew 28:20 reveals that what is to be taught and observed are “all things whatsoever I (Jesus) have commanded you.” Titus 2:1 commands us to “speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.”
Christmas is a deceitful Babylonian fable with assorted heathen traditions added through the centuries. You cannot mix it with Christianity and call it “worship in spirit and truth” any more than you can mix skunk manure with honey and call it a feast.
Christmas is not part of the faith for which we are to contend. It is not that which the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us to observe. It is not sound doctrine. Christians should abhor it for the demonically inspired Babylonian myth that it is.
Elder Keith Ellis on X mas-You Tube
What was the number one concern for the USA and Russia back in late 50′s to early 60′s? Ridding the world of nuclear bombs, of which was being done slowly, but surely, until the last ten or so years when Iran wanted to build up their arsenal. Back then, the world leaders were extremely concerned with unstable despots getting their hands on them. Today, the world leaders know what Iran’s intent with nuclear weapons is. Or the possibility of their use by Iran. Iran has not hidden its desire to annhilate Israel. The world is not as delusional as Netanyahu has declared. I think he was being “diplomatic” when he said that. He knows, just as everyone knows, that the political islamists will not be satisfied until Israel is wiped off the map of the world. Some can’t wait for it to happen and I believe our nation is one of those who wish to speed it along. The world is not a safer place now that Iran has the go-ahead to enrich uranium whose only purpose is to build the bombs which destroys more than its intended target.
These critical days in November will be remembered for years to come. The Free World stands before a fork in the road with a clear choice: Either stand strong and insist Iran dismantles its nuclear-weapons program, or surrender, cave in and allow Iran to retain its 18,500 centrifuges. Years from now, when an Islamic terrorist blows up a suitcase in New York, or when Iran launches a nuclear missile at Rome or Tel Aviv, it will have happened only because a Bad Deal was made during these defining moments. ~Economy and Commerce Minister Naftali Bennett
Warning! Graphic video
Jimmy Z.’s commentary cites the reasons why I’m tired of posting news stories about Obama and politics, sharia law in America and islamo-fascism around the world, and just plain ol’ bad news going on in our increasingly socialist government. Its causing me too much fear and fretting about the future. Yes, I do care about these things but, as Jimmy Z., and a few others have pointed out-God is in control. We do not know that God will bring revival to our nation and some of us have a pretty good idea that He is judging America right now, not to destroy her but to bring her back to Him. He may have had enough of our corporate sinfulness and rejection of Him that its stench has finally reached His nose and He must deal with it harshly. What we do know and believe is this: Our God is a merciful God. A forgiving God and One who delights in new beginnings for the repentant.
America, bless God again~
(note: I’m not the “Sherry” being referenced to by Jimmy Z. :-) )
From 1978-not much has changed in the faux-pali world~
This item courtesy of another Conservative blogger on Wordpress - "X"
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day.
How do we explain the predominant ideology of the Democratic Party? Are Democrats communists? Not really. Democrats are not brutally violent. Democrats use "legal" means to achieve their ends. They merely appoint judges to interpret the law the way they think it ought to have been written. Are Democrats socialists? No. Consider how the Social Security System works. The Social Security System is a payroll tax.
Burning Face Man's story - What would you do if you would be in my shoes? - An Open Message to The World
Friday October 18, 2013 another day from hell, another crucifixion day. My skin was hurting and burning like hell again. No cream can alleviate the situation. It is like being burnt with acid everyday. I cant resist any longer. During the day all I cant do is to stay in bed facing the ceiling and to cry. Now I cant sleep.
3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Wayne Dupree’s Newsblog, Newsninja2012
I want to dedicate this post to a dear sister in Christ I know who struggles with this debilitating disease called Muscular Dystrophy. God bless you, sweetie!
This is the last time Jerry Lewis sang this song for the MDA Telethon (okay, you know enough to get the tissues at the ready, right?):
Thank you, Jerry Lewis, for all of your MDA labor and your comedic work for our entertainment through the years~
Part One: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about the UN and the Balfour Declaration..
Part Two: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about The Arab Spring
Part Three: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about the new Al Jazeera Cable News network.
Part Four: Myles talks with Avi Lipkin about current and future events, and Jewish outreach to Christians
50 Years Later: Does There Need to be Another March Like This for Jobs for the Black Citizens of America?
I didn’t vote for Obama in either election-the first one because he was shown to be a communist loving man and, more than that, one who cared not a whit for the unborn, which told me that he would care less about anyone else for that matter. Seems that little one issue “rule” of mine has, once again, been proven true, which is why he got nothing but my scorn in blog posts during his run for re-election.
We have the equality that the Civil Rights Movement championed. There’s no racism in America as a national or regional norm. Racism is within individuals now and even private business owners cannot discriminate based on skin color. So, as an aside here, don’t give me the bull that racism is alive and well in this nation of America. It just isn’t.
But, our “black”, aka, “African-American” President has done so very little for us to be proud of in helping to maintain the employment opportunities among the minorities whom civil rights leaders of the ’60′s labored for. In fact, he hasn’t done any American citizen a favor economically or jobs-wise.
Here are some good videos from History.com about the March on Washington 1963. We can celebrate America’s repentance of racism but can we be proud of the taking away of opportunities for prosperity for all Americans after 50 years? It shows that progressives are not about progress, imho.
New King James Version (NKJV)
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
In George Zimmerman’s NEN call he says some things that reveals his mindset towards this kid that he has his eye on. Now, I’m not at all against Zimmerman watching this “guy” he is suspicious of. I’m not even the least bit concerned that he profiled Trayvon Martin since there were break-ins in the neighborhood by young black youth. You can’t expect a person to stop thinking of pink elephants when there’s a pink elephant in front of him. But there’s things Zimmerman said in this NEN call that raised a red flag with me in light of the above Scripture verse spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ (and if anyone knows the heart of man, He does). Under his breath and with grave concern over his fear of the outcome being the same as “always,” Zimmerman says, “These as*holes, they always get away.” You can hear him in his call relate to the dispatcher that this kid ”looks like he’s up to no good” and, “He’s high.” He also says, “f*cking punks” (yes, “punks,” Mr. Holder-its a soft “s” at the end of that word, not a “z” as the word “coons” has). Now, concerning the rest of what he said in the call, I wasn’t there, nor were you, to know if Martin was just trying to walk home and had his eye on Zimmerman for the same reason Zimmerman was watching him (out of being suspicious of him and cautious) or if he walked past Zimmerman’s vehicle with a bad-a*s tough guy ‘tude. I used to say that this would have been an opportune time for Zimmerman to roll his window down and ask the kid what he was up to, but by this time Zimmerman thought Martin might be armed. We found out later that it was a can of fruit juice. In my opinion here, and in light of the scripture verse quoted above, Zimmerman’s attitude was that he had had enough of these punks and he was going to do something about it. No, I don’t believe Zimmerman was going to murder the youth intentionally but he did want to keep him from “getting away.” This video gives evidence that Martin was held against his will and that he told Zimmerman to get off of him (as per the phone transcripts of his conversation with friend, Ms. Jeantel) makes sense. And why, I believe, that it was Martin screaming as heard in the 911 call and not the fearless gun-toting Zimmerman, and why Zimmerman was beat up-those were defensive wounds, not offensive wounds.
Because I believe that Zimmerman is guilty of manslaughter (and I’ve a thing to say on this below) I am automatically lumped in with those who want to say this was a racial profiling case. Zimmerman did profile, as in criminally, but not racially. But there are those who want to say that Zimmerman said, “f*ing coons” and not “f*ing punks.” I, like alot of people, wasn’t pleased to see those scab-picking opportunists, Jackson and Sharpton, brought in but I can somewhat understand it since there had been problems in the past with the Sanford police and Sanford’s black citizens. Zimmerman even took up the cause of a homeless black man who had been beaten by the SPD. However, they were working on healing those wounds at this time. And the POTUS had no business speaking on the situation as it is not his job to do since this one murder of a black kid by a white guy was not on par with a national crisis. Now, if he wants to speak out against black on black murders…ahem…And Holder, you need to to go after the New Black Panthers for threatening the life of an American citizen and putting a bounty on his head. And also bring them to task for calling on the killings of “crackas” and their white babies. Do your job! I stand with Zimmerman against this trumped up charge of a racially motivated hate crime. I also fear you and your department will be less than truthful when you find nothing on Zimmerman but have to manufacture the evidence so as to make him pay for a crime that the Sanford 6 found him not guilty of.
On this manslaughter charge: it may be legal in Florida to add another option for a jury to consider as a charge to ensure a conviction but its like changing the rules in the middle of a game you are losing at to better your chances of a win. Ah, yes, the state knew it had overcharged Zimmerman. Or, perhaps they realized they did not put out a convincing argument before the jury. And why, oh why, did the defense have a difficult time getting discovery from the state? Even though the information was not admissable due to not having any way to prove Martin was the one who uploaded the pictures on his cell phone and the fact that Martin was not criminally charged with any wrong doing concerning what was found in his backpack it doesn’t mean you withhold from the defense such information. Why the need for such tactics? I’ve seen this done with a certain defense team of a certain “not guilty”Florida child murderer but the state who is a victim’s advocate? I’ve heard that its not all that uncommon. Its still a shameful mark on our judicial system.
This brings me to a very disturbing video by a man I admire and one who I thought would never stoop so low as to put a dead victim on trial for his own killing at another’s admitted doing using information that was not allowed in court according to law. Its like Whittle is lynching Martin as though Martin were at fault for Zimmerman’s supposed ”lynching” by a group of angry black racists and guilted white liberals . He doesn’t know whether Martin was going through a phase or if he was really out to be a career gangsta-unless he believes he is as all-knowing as God:
Yes, Mr. Whittle, I can easily imagine that you, and others with your same opinion, truly believe that Zimmerman did the world a favor by ridding it of an unredeemable thug. But why do I believe those who call Zimmerman a hero or, at the least, hold him up as their gun rights poster boy, are venting their anger and taking it out on Martin because of the professional race baiters getting involved? As if the dead child were giving the orders for them to get involved. Go ahead. Throw your stones at the “kid” (Zimmerman called him that himself). He’s dead. It won’t hurt him anymore. I hope you feel better for venting your spleen against a just turned 17 year old who was only walking home with his juice and the Skittles he bought for his friend.
Who ended up dead for standing his ground against a man who was creeping him out.
My friend Juwannadoright reblogged the original post and made some very cogent points here, I recommend her take highly. I do want to go a bit farther with it however. She does make the point that I took my title from. A large part of the problem we have in the west is because we are afraid to call things by their correct names.