Changing Laws Pt. 6 – Government’s Invasion of Family Affairs

Fox News – “A Shelby County mother faces contempt-of-court charges and possible jail time for baptizing her two children without the knowledge or consent of her ex-husband. Read more at “Mother faces contempt, jail for baptizing children

This court case is further proof of the United States government invasion of parental rights, since its courts should not pass judgments over such matters. However, it also demonstrates the people’s willingness to be ruled over to such an extreme degree for the purposes of getting whatever they want, regardless of the contradiction of sound ethics, and its impact on the rest of the country. Selfishness leads a nation down a loathsome path.

Related links are listed below:

  1. Changing Laws Pt. 5 – Martial Law
  2. Changing Laws Pt. 4 – The United Nations
  3. Changing Laws Pt. 3 – Overruled
  4. Changing Laws Pt. 2 – Education

Authors of Confusion Pt. 10 – T.D. Jakes Confuses the Doctrine of “Orignial Sin”

Pastor, televangelist, and motivational speaker, T.D Jakes, has released his new book entitled, Let it Go, which is causing some controversy, because of its confusing of the doctrine of original sin. The confusion is caused by Jakes’ explanation for the sin of unforgiveness, which is not based upon the teachings of Scripture, but instead, the philosophy of psychology. Psychology has always been noted by Christians for its denial of the reality of right and wrong by explaining concepts of morality as inventions of man’s subjective convictions of right and wrong, and ignoring the reality of a supreme being, who is the author of man’s universal sense of morality and ethics. In short, psychology denies the veracity of God’s universal law, which is taught in Scripture. Therefore, Jakes’ new book will serve to take the minds of his readers further away from the teachings of Scripture, and into the philosophies of the world, which is corrupt, due to its lack of understanding on the topics which they extensively teach on, such as the doctrine of sin.

Jakes’ teaching on the sin of unforgiveness is described below:

“We don’t come here unforgiving. Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes,”
“They can have an altercation with another child and want to go outside and play by lunch time.”
“[people] “come here with a certain propensity to be open, loving, accepting, and trusting. We learn to be unforgiving, doubtful, suspicious, guilt-ridden, and anxious.”
“”When people feel the urge to go against someone, then they should try to go the opposite direction of the emotion,”
“See, we are commanded to forgive [but] we are not commanded to trust. We wouldn’t be commanded to do something we can’t do.”

For more information on Jake’s new book, click on the provided link entitled “T.D. Jakes’ New Book on Forgiveness“.

The biblical teachings on original sin are described within the passages below:

Romans 5
12    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Psalm 51
5    Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Jeremiah 17
9    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10    I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Genesis 8
21 …the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth
Romans 8
5    For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6    For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8    So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
John 8
34    Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Romans 7
14    For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
15    For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
16    If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17    Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Jakes’ departure from sound doctrine is not a new issue at all. For the last 20 years, he has been getting rich off of women who thought they were being taught Christianity, when in fact, Jakes was merely appealing to their emotions by teaching them pop-psychology. For the last 10 to 12 years, he has been justifying his millionaire status as a preacher by teaching the heresy of the prosperity gospel. These two doctrines reveal that Jakes is not at all a true teacher of the gospel, but a false teacher (Galatians 1:6-9). This fact is further made evident by Jakes’ life-long adherence to a false teaching on the trinity,  because a true teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ should know exactly who Jesus is by reading the Bible. 

Christians should not be led by these media personalities, because of their false teachings on the gospel. Instead, Scripture teaches that people like T.D. Jakes should be identified for the self-severing deceivers that they are, and should be avoided.

Romans 16
17    Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18    For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

Authors of Confusion Pt. 9 – Kirk Cameron & His Monumental Work of Confusion

The acting career and preaching ministry of Kirk Cameron has been well received by Christians over the years. With movies such as “Left Behind”, and his television ministry, “Way of the Master”, Kirk has won the hearts of Christians throughout the country. His work has been a success in inspiring, and building up believers in their faith. However, Kirk’s latest film, “Monumental”, is taking a different, and confusing turn that is upsetting quite a few Christians. Yet, this change in Kirk agenda may reveal his own beliefs that have not been discussed over the last 13 years.

To better understand this change in theology and agenda that Kirk is currently displaying in the media, let’s first take a look at his theology, and how it has played out over the years. The photos below are links that further explains the comments written under them.

Here Kirk has affirmed the true gospel of faith in Christ, repentance, self-denial, and godliness.

Kirk has exposed the false gospel of Mormonism.

Through his leading role in the “Left Behind” films, Kirk has even affirmed the biblical belief that the world will be brought under God’s judgment, and that only Christ’s return to earth will bring about a world ruled by righteous judgment.

However, it seems that there has recently been a change in Kirk’s doctrine, that has also changed his agenda.
The change is in his refusal to live according to the belief that the world is under God’s judgment for its sins, by promoting the idea that America can be saved from its moral decay. Therefore, he is trying to convince Christians that they can reclaim America for God, which is part of the belief system of the American social gospel.
Kirk’s reason for this decision is so that his daughters will have a better future in America when they are adults. However, this idea contradicts what Jesus said about the fate of the world until he returns (Matthew 24).
Kirk is now willing to partner with false believers such as Glenn Beck, who is a Mormon, and David Barton, who is a historical revisionist that tries to deceive people into thinking that America’s founding fathers were devout Christians.

Kirk is even willing to promote the false claims of David Barton, who has already been exposed as a liar, and a historical revisionist.

The result of Kirk’s recent changes in theology and agenda will be confusion for those who believe everything that he teaches. For example: Kirk has taught the true gospel of faith in Christ, repentance, self-denial, and godliness. Now he’s teaching the social gospel of national salvation through political and cultural reform that falls in line with the American dream; in particular, liberty, which leads to liberation theology that teaches that Christians are allowed to take up arms against their government.

Another example of the confusion that Kirk is causing is the belief that Christians must only affirm the Christ of the Bible, and the gospel message as is taught in the Bible. Kirk’s partnership with Glenn Beck, who is a Mormon goes against these two fundamental doctrines, since Beck does not believe in the same Jesus that is described in the Bible, instead he believes that Jesus is Satan’s brother. That is a false god, and the equivalent of an idol. Therefore, Beck is not a believer, but an idolater. Furthermore, Beck does not believe in the gospel of salvation as is described in the Bible. Instead, he believes in his ability to work for his salvation, and that faith alone cannot save him (Ephesians 2:8-9). The Bible forbids this kind of partnership.

1Corinthians 5
11    But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an **idolater**, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12    For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
13    But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

2Corinthians 6
14    Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15    And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16    And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17    Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18    And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

To be led by Kirk is to be led into confusion,  because there is now a gross inconsistency in his teaching and example. Also, his partnership with deceivers, such as David Barton, teaches God’s people that nothing is seriously wrong with working with teachers who bear bad fruit. However, this belief will come at the cost of leading people into not knowing who should be rejected because of their bad fruit,  because if Kirk accepts certain false teachers, then why should any false teacher be rejected?

Glenn Beck – The Mormon
2John 1
8    Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9    Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10    If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11    For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

David Barton – The Church’s Deceiver
Matthew 7
13    Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14    Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15    Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16    Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17    Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18    A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19    Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21    Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22    Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23    And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

The conclusion of the matter is this: Kirk has done plenty of good in the pass, and should be recognized for it, but now that he is partnering with the same people who Scripture has told the church to stay away from, Christians must now stay away from Kirk, who is now engaged in a monumental work of confusion.

Ecclesiastes 12
13    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14    For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
1John 2
3    And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4    He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5    But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

War on Consciousness Pt. 3 – The Monumental Promotion of the “Social Gospel”

Part of the “war on consciousness” is the promotion of the social gospel by the media. This false gospel gives people a false hope, which claims that they can make a better neighborhood, city, country, or world. It teaches Christians that Jesus came to commission his church to reclaim the culture. It even teaches that America is a Christian nation, that was founded by Christians, when it was actually founded by Freemasons, who claimed to be Christians.

The goal of the media’s promotion of the social gospel is to cause Christians to believe that God wants them to claim their nation for God through political, social, economic, and cultural reform. In fact, this was the reason for the sculpture of the memorial to the founding fathers; to remind Americans of their “God given duty” to uphold the Christian principals which the nation was founded upon. However, did these “Christian principals” produce liberty and justice in the founding and expansion of America?

America was both founded and expanded through theft and murder. The theft was the land that belonged to the many native American tribes, and the murder was that of these same native Americans. This was not Christian love, nor was it the godly justice of a Christian nation. On the contrary, it was invasion and tyranny, followed by the mass enslavement of Africans, who were taken from their home land against their will, and stripped of their nationality, culture, and language; all for the sake of serving in their tyrannical masters to the day of their death. Therefore, to label America’s origins as Christian, is to put a false label on the country.

The social gospel has both founded and inspired our nation’s actions throughout its short history. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the colonists agreed to revolt against Britain, and found their own nation. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the South held onto the lost cause of the confederate army and terrorized freed blacks. It was through the social gospel that the American army, and the pioneers of the West, slaughtered the Native American tribes; calling it “progress” for the nation, and “manifest destiny”. It was through the social gospel that the industrialists justified their stranglehold on the nation’s economy, while their employees were paid a barely livable wage. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the progressive era brought about social reform in the country. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the civil rights movement united the country against racial injustice. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that Christian liberals have promoted a user-friendly, humanitarian, hippie-Jesus for the purpose of reclaiming and reforming culture, and for selling Christianity as if it were more of a product to purchase, and an ideal to buy into, than it is the good news from Heaven to reconcile sinners to God, and to save them from the wrath of God.

The social gospel is a false Gospel that teaches the false hope of making a better world. This better world is one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The social gospel teaches that mankind can have a reign of peace and freedom from tyranny before Christ returns to set up his kingdom of Heaven. It will even teach that this present reign of wickedness is, in fact, the reign of Christ on earth, and it is for Christians to fully manifest this truth through social, political, economic, and cultural reform. In short, the social gospel promotes an earth-based & works-based salvation.

The “God in Government Movement”, for example, is a campaign for cultural and political reform for the sake of “saving the country”. Although the rhetoric of this movement sounds convincing to many, there is no Scriptural basis for this cause, and their hope for political and cultural reformation for the glory of God, contains doctrine that goes directly against the Bible’s teachings on humanity and sin (Romans 8:4-8 & John 8:34). God does not call a nation to be his holy people, instead, he calls the peoples of this world to come out from the world, and into his church, and it is his church that is the holy nation and royal priesthood (1Peter 2:9-11). Yet, the media is telling Christians that it is the government and the culture that Christians are called, by God, to sanctify. 

For example: the “Monumental” documentary strengthens this false hope for political and cultural  reform by claiming that the monument to the founding fathers is a Christian sculpture that was made to remind the nation of it’s Christian roots. The film does this by merging the ideals of the Puritans with the rebellion of the founding fathers, which is misleading, since the Puritans didn’t endorse rebellion against Britain. The imagery of the sculpture is also a merging of Puritan Christian beliefs with the ideals of Freemasonry. This came be seen by the goddess figure, who is supposed to represent faith, since her hand is pointing to the sky, while the other is holding a Bible. This figure is not a representation of true biblical faith, but a goddess of Freemasonry, since it has the five pointed star of Venus-Luciferus, which is an occult symbol for Satan. The statue also has a god-like figure that symbolizes victory over tyrants, and implies that this victory over tyrants brings peace, but according to Scripture, Christians do not have the right to take up arms against their government (Romans 13:1-3). In fact, Scripture teaches that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and that Satan was the original rebel (1Samuel 15:23 & Isaiah 14:12-19).

Another example of this deception in the media would be the “The Abortion Matrix” documentary, which tells people that there is hope for restoring the cultural decay of the nation; starting with the effort of abolishing abortion. The documentary makes a convincing case through its historical account of paganism, and God’s judgment on the nations of the world that practiced it. However, its social gospel of cultural and political reform simply isn’t realistic since the Christians are vastly out numbered by the world, which is under the control of the spirit of antichrist. 

The social gospel is also promoted by the media through the “Truth Movement”, which is a movement that both studies and exposes the conspiracies within the governments of western civilization. The Christian side of the movement tends to affirm the social gospel agenda by telling Christians that it is their responsibility to resist the changes in their governments, as if they were able to. This message is actually contradictory to their claims that these government conspiracies are the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, since Bible prophecy cannot be altered by the will of man; the end will come regardless of human interference. This false hope can be clearly heard in the “Fuel Project; Know Your Enemy“.

Christian liberals, such as Tim Keller and Andy Crouch, also promote the social gospel within their lectures, blogs, and books. They clearly teach that the work of the gospel is making a better world, and go as far as to take Scripture out of context for the sake of promoting their false hope of cultural reform. Their teaching has cause those who did not understand the Christian faith to have a wrong understanding of Jesus and the gospel. These liberal teachers are not teaching the importance of turning from sin, escaping the corruption of this sinful world, believing the gospel and striving to enter the narrow gate that leads to eternal life. Instead, they teach of a hippie-Jesus, which is a false Christ, and the good news of making a better world.

The name of this liberal movement is “Incarnational Ministry”. It confuses the doctrine of Christ’ atonement, and his teachings on why he came into the world. Instead of teaching that Christ came to earth to save sinners from their sins and from the wrath of God (John 3:16 & John 6:26-29), they neglect this doctrine by teaching that Christ wants Christians to follow his example of doing good for others, such as feeding the poor, and healing the sick. However, the example that Jesus taught very clearly to his disciples was that of proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and taking up their cross of holy living and persecution to the death (Matthew 16:24-27 & Matthew 28:19-20).

The “war on consciousness’s” monumental promotion of the social gospel has made the media to be as poison to Christians by its presentation of false hopes. The result of this war will be that of a church that does not understand the gospel, and is led by the nose by the media personality of their choosing, who appeal to Christians’ earthly desires. God’s people are to flee from this confusion and not follow the “herd” to disaster. To listen to the media personalities will only lead to heresy, but abiding in Christ will equip God’s people to stand against falsehood, discern truth from error, and to live holy lives.

Psalm 119
9    Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Hebrews 5
12    For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13    For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14    But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Related links are listed below:

  1. The Christian Nation
  2. The Christian Nation Pt. 2 – Riddles in Stone
  3. Andy Crouch on Christians Creating Culture
  4. Authors of Confusion Pt. 6 – Tim Keller
  5. The New Christianity Pt. 4 – Earth-Based & Works-Based Salvation

Thesis – Antithesis – Synthesis Pt. 6 – Social Engineering

Throughout American history, the Hegelian dialectic (thesis, antithesis, synthesis) has been used to deflect attention from tyrants to innocent victims of various circumstances. In doing so these tyrants have been able to cause people to forget about the real threat to society as they either have made or allowed various people groups to take the blame for the hardships suffered by the everyday man.

Examples of this fact are listed below.

  1. Thesis – The South is forced to release slaves; thus causing blacks and whites to compete for the same jobs.
  2. Antithesis – Blacks are forced to work the same jobs as whites, but for less pay. Whites were enraged at the possibility of losing their jobs to blacks, and began to terrorize and murder blacks.
  3. Synthesis –  This hatred and resentment toward blacks blinded southern whites from putting the blame on the government that worked with industrialists to play both races against each other. The outcome was an impoverished South that failed to see that blacks were just pawns in the game of controlling labor.
  1. Thesis – Chinese immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century are forced for work for lower pay then then whites.
  2. Antithesis – Chinese workers become a major competitor among whites, because of their lower wages and higher work ethic.
  3. Synthesis – Industrialists are able to use the resentment of whites toward the Chinese to deflect attention from themselves. The outcome for both sides was harder work for less pay.
  1. Thesis – During the industrial revolution, employees around the country had a need to be involved in the decisions being made in government concerning work, because the laws that govern industry had a direct affect upon employees.
  2. Antithesis – Employees were required to participate in the passing and changing of laws by choosing to side with the assigned political parties, such as republican, democrat, or an independent party. However, each of the various parties were not unified within themselves. This lack of unity within the parties produces very little progress in establishing and changing certain laws that will benefit the people who support these parties.
  3. Antithesis – The government and industrialists were able to use this infective system to keep Americans invested in a system that would have little to no affect on the corrupt relationship between the government and industrialists. The result was business as usual, while political leaders promised party supporters change that would never come. Their slogan would always be “get out and vote”.

The tactic of the Hegelian dialectic has been used as an effective tool of government and industrial elites for the implementation of social engineering.  The signs of this conspiracy can be seen when the nation is divided for the sake of producing a desired change within the country, such as the change in federal gun control laws. For example: the Trayvon Martin murder is a perfect opportunity to use the media to deflect attention from the government’s ongoing crackdown on Americans’ right to bear arms by turning the nation’s attention to racial injustice and laws regarding self-defense. While many are fixated on protesting and arguing over Zimmerman’s right to commit murder after stalking an unarmed boy, the government will exploit this issue as a distraction to further demonize the right to bear arms.

The outcome of this highly publicized tragedy will be more of the same “playing one side against the other” – “us against them”, while failing to notice the crackdown on liberty concerning gun control and the right to bear arms. Therefore, the mass publicizing of the Trayvon tragedy will help to further the elite’s multifaceted agenda of social engineering by producing a nation that is defenseless against their schemes of bringing about a police state. However, citizens  are not permitted by God to go to war against their government. In fact, tyranny is part of the curse of God’s law for those who refuse to obey the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is to repent and believe the gospel. Therefore, to take up arms against one’s tyrannical government is to fight against God.

Romans 13

1    Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2    Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 

Revelation 6

2    And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

2Thessalonians 2

9    Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10    And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11    And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12    That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Related links are listed below:

  1. For Your Health Pt. 6 – Human Resources
  2. Changing Laws Pt. 5 – Martial Law

March for Trayvon

Jacksonville.com– Close to 1,000 people prayed, shouted and chanted during a downtown Jacksonville rally Saturday asking for criminal charges to be filed against the man who fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford last month. – Read more at Jacksonville.com

The protest of this tragic murder is a necessity for maintaining the standard of justice in a corrupt society. However, within a corrupt society is the temptation to attach God to the causes of man as if he were merely a mascot, or a means to an end, instead, of a Holy and Sovereign God, who is to be revered and obeyed. This God is the true God, whose agenda man should strive to understand, and adopt as his own. Mankind should not try to attach God to his cause no matter how passionate it may be. To do so will always result in a social gospel of some sort; the hope of making a better world.

The social gospel’s agenda is humanistic, and has know regard for God’s agenda.

But what is God’s agenda?

And what does he have to say in regard to the murder of innocent children, such as Trayvon???

Luke 19

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 3

16    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Luke 13

1    There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2    And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
3    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
4    Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Mark 1

15 The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Understand that God will judge this world when his Son, Jesus Christ, returns to set up his kingdom on earth. Then this present world of sin will pass away, and be replaced by a rule of righteousness under the Son of God. However, the coming kingdom of Heaven is not for mankind, but everyone who knows and obeys the Lord Jesus in this life.

Jude 1

14 Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15    To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

If we hope to make a better world before Christ’ return, we’ll be disappointed; but if we suffer with Christ, then we will also reign with him. So protest whenever you see fit, but let your hope of salvation be rooted in Jesus Christ, who has made atonement for the sins of the world, so that whoever believes in him will be saved.

Related links are listed below:

  1. Changing Laws Pt. 5 – Martial Law

  2. Columbine Child of Darkness

  3. Thesis – Antithesis – Synthesis Pt. 2 – America

Authors of Confusion Pt. 8 – Mark Driscoll’s “Cultural Relevance”

The Christian World View – “Being “relevant” to your audience is the big buzzword in Evangelical and Emergent churches today.  Whether it’s dressing down to look like “one of them” or playing “edgy” music or using Hollywood movies as sermon examples or preaching “30 days of sex with your spouse”, being relevant and “contextualizing” your message is seen to be as important as sound doctrine (if that’s important anymore).

One of the more curious examples of this rush towards relevance is Mark Driscoll, popular author and preaching pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle that attracts 7500 attendees to seven church locations each week and who also has an enormous following world-wide.  Why Driscoll is a “curious case” is that he describes himself as “Emerging Reformed” which I would define as sort of merging Reformation theology with urban culturalism.  So what’s the big deal?” To find out, click on the provided link entitled “When Relevance Becomes Irreverence

Mark Driscoll is on the conservative side of the Emerging Church Movement. This movement is rooted in heresy, because of its ecumenical theology, which blurs the lines of orthodoxy and heterodoxy; thus placing its adherents on the slippery slope to Universalism – embracing all faiths as a means to salvation. This can be seen in Mark’s recent acceptance of T.D. Jakes, who teaches the false gospel of prosperity, as a true believer, and a biblically sound teacher of the faith. This acceptance also makes Mark Driscoll, not only a deceiver, but an author of confusion, since he publicly exposed the prosperity gospel for the heresy that it is, as seen in this link entitled “Driscoll and the Elephant Room“.

Driscoll is not only a heretic that causes confusion in Christ’ church, but he also promotes lewdness within his sermons, and has even posted a link to a “Christian” sex toy shop on his church’s website, as seen in the provided link entitled “Question #22: Can we use sex toys?“.

If all of this were not bad enough, Driscoll’s blasphemous view of Christ is expressed even further through his irreverent description of Jesus, as depicted in his book entitled Vintage Jesus. Below are excerpts from pages 43&44.

In the first chapter of Mark, Jesus starts off by yelling at complete strangers to repent of their sin, like the wingnuts with billboards who occasionally show up at shopping centers. Shortly thereafter, Jesus orders some guys to quit their jobs and follow him, and before long Jesus is telling a demon to shut up and healing a leper only to tell him to shut up too. In the second chapter, Jesus picks a fight with some well-mannered religious types and does the equivalent of breaking into a church on a Sunday morning to make a sandwich with the communion bread because he was hungry.

In the third chapter, Jesus gets angry and also grieves and apparently needs Praxil. Then he ignores his own mom, which threw Focus on the Hebrew Family into a tizzy, so they quickly issued a position paper renouncing his actions. In the fourth chapter, Jesus rebukes the wind, which caused an uproar with the local pantheists. In chapter 5, Jesus kills two thousand pigs, sending the animal rights activist blogosphere into a panic and creating a bacon famine only rivaled by the great Irish potato famine. In chapter 6, Jesus offends some people and apparently needs sensitivity training. In chapter 7, a few religious types have some questions for Jesus, and he cruelly calls them ‘hypocrites’ and goes on a lengthy tirade about them, which seemed very intolerant of their alternative theological lifestyle.’

What exactly does Scripture have to say about teachers like Driscoll???

Jude 1

3    Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4    For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
8    Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
10    But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11    Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12    These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13    Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
16    These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
17    But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18    How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19    These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Related links are listed below:

  1. Piper and Driscoll

  2. The Development of the Emergent Church

  3. The New Christianity Pt.1 – Aselgeia