Test All Things Pt. 6 – The Founding Fathers of America

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Is America rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Where the founding Fathers of America believers in the gospel, and the God of the Bible?

These questions are important, because the average Christian is taught to think about the founding fathers, and the American revolution, as though both are rotted in Christianity. Many are also taught that Christian political activism, and its war against the dominate liberal culture of America, is their Christian duty in America.

A quote from Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers, and the author of “Common Sense” and “The Age of Reason” proves that the claim of America being a Christian country, that was founded by Christians, should not be trusted, but further examined, because below is a clear, and bold, rejection of Jesus Christ, and the gospel.

The Age of Reason, page 111 & 112

It is not the existence, or non-existence, of the persons that I trouble myself about; it is the fable of Jesus Christ, as told in the New Testament, and the wild and visionary doctrine raised thereon, against which I contend. The story, taking it as it is told, is blasphemously obscene. It gives an account of a young woman engaged to be married, and while under this engagement she is, to speak plain language, debauched by a ghost, under the thomas paineimpious pretence (Luke, chap. i., ver. 35), that “the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee.” Notwithstanding which, Joseph afterward marries her, cohabits with her as his wife, and in his turn rivals the ghost. This is putting the story into intelligible language, and when told in this manner, there is not a priest but must be ashamed to own it.*

*Mary, the supposed virgin-mother of Jesus, had several other children, sons and daughters. See Matthew, chap. xiii, verses 55, 56.
Obscenity in matters of faith, however wrapped up, is always a token of fable and imposture; for it is necessary to our serious
belief in God that we do not connect it with stories that run, as this does, into ludicrous interpretations. This story is upon the face of
it, the same kind of story as that of Jupiter and Leda, or Jupiter and Europa, or any of the amorous adventures of Jupiter; and shows, as
is already stated in the former part of the Age of Reason, that the Christian faith is built upon the heathen mythology.

How important is Thomas Paine?

Another founding father, John Adams, stated Paine’s importance in this way:

Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain. [5]

In his book, “The age of Reason”, Paine openly rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ, and affirmed Deism as the true religion. Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, were also Deists.

To learn more about the religious views of America’s founding fathers, click on the link entitled “The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers“.

The founding fathers of America established the American Constitution, which many American Christians have been deceived by. The deception is the belief that God wants Christians, and the common citizens, to revolt against tyrants, such as the king of England, and anyone who tries to change the constitution.

Does God want the common citizens to rebel against those in authority?

Exodus 22

28    “You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

Does Christ want his followers to rebel against their oppressors.

Luke 20

21    Then they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly, and You do not show personal favoritism, but teach the way of God in truth:
22    Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”
23    But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Why do you test Me?
24    Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?” They answered and said, “Caesar’s.”
25    And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Romans 13

1    Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
2    Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
3    For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.
4    For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
5    Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.
6    For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing.
7    Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

1Peter 4

11    Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
12    having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
13    Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme,
14    or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.
15    For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men —
16    as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.
17    Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
18    Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.
19    For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
20    For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.
21    For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22    ” Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
23    who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
24    who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.
25    For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

1Timothy 6

1    Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed.
2    And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

Indeed, the founding fathers of America has led many Christians astray during the time of the revolution. However, they have been dead for almost two hundred years. Therefore, Christians are not being led astray by the founding fathers today. Instead, those who are still promoting the idea that America is a Christian nation, that was founded by Christians, are the real problem in the church. They must be corrected, because they are misleading, and confusing Christians throughout the church in America. Also, some, such as David Barton, Peter Lilback, and Kirk Cameron, have dedicated themselves to deceiving Christ’s church in America into following a false Christianity, which is a nationalist cult, which claims to be Christianity, but is really just a, dominionist, social gospel. According to Scripture, these kind of people must be marked, and avoided.

Romans 16

17    Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
18    For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
19    For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.

Related topics are listed below:

  1. Authors of Confusion Pt. 12 – The Age of Reason
  2. Riddles in Stone: The Secret Architecture of Washington D.C.
  3. Religious Trojan Horse ~ By Brannon Howse
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Worldview Weekend’s Commentary on IHOP

 

 

 

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Brannon’s guest is Chris Rosebrough. Charisma magazine publishes an article taking on those that call The International House of Prayer a theological cult. Chris explains how he came out of the Latter Rain Movement that is today’s New Apostolic Reformation and why it is dangerous and unbiblical. Brannon and Chris explain why they declare IHOP to be a theological cult. Hear audio clips of Mike Bickle and Misty Edwards leading students in “worship” that seems more like a mantra and rhythm designed for the purpose of leading the students into an altered state of consciousness or at the very least to have an emotional experience void of logic and reason. Hear Bickle and Edwards “prophecy”. Why are pro-family leaders defending and/or promoting IHOP and what does it say about the success of a religious Trojan horse?

To listen to the program, click on the link entitled “Worldview Weekend’s Commentary on IHOP“.

IHOP, and the New Apostolic Reformation as a whole, is a youth movement that teaches a false gospel that serves as the replacement for the true gospel, which was also described by Alice Bailey. Below is a quote from her book that seems to affirm the false teachings, signs, and wonders of IHOP, and the NAR, as the replacement for the gospel of Christ.

“THE EXTERNALIZATION OF THE HIERARCHY” 1957, Pg. 108

The intelligent youth of all countries are rapidly repudiating orthodox theology, state ecclesiasticism and Alice-baileythe control of the church. They are neither interested in man-made interpretations of truth nor in past quarrels between the major world religions. At the same time, they are profoundly interested in the spiritual values and are earnestly seeking verification of their deep-seated unvoiced recognitions. They look to no bible or system of so-called inspired spiritual knowledge and revelation, but their eyes are on the undefined larger wholes in which they seek to merge and lose themselves, such as the state, an ideology, or humanity itself.

Christ, in His high place, cares not whether men accept the theological interpretations of scholars and churchmen, but He does care whether the keynote of His life of sacrifice and service is reproduced among men; it is immaterial to Him whether the emphasis laid upon the detail and the veracity of the Gospel story is recognized and accepted, for He is more interested that the search for truth and for subjective spiritual experience should persist; He knows that within each human heart is found that which responds instinctively to God, and that the hope of ultimate glory lies hid in the ‘Christ-Consciousness’.

Therefore, in the new world order, spirituality will supersede theology; living experience will take the place of theological acceptances. The spiritual realities will emerge with increasing clarity and the form aspect will recede into the background; dynamic, expressive truth will be the keynote of the new world religion.

Heartbeat – One Thing 2010 Misty Edwards – pt1

Heartbeat – One Thing 2010 Misty Edwards – pt2

The living Christ will assume His rightful place in human consciousness and see the fruition of His plans, sacrifice and service, but the hold of the ecclesiastical orders will weaken and disappear. Only those will remain as guides and leaders of the human spirit who speak from living experience, and who know no creedal barriers; they will recognise the onward march of revelation and the new emerging truths. These truths will be founded on the ancient realities but will be adapted to modern need and will manifest progressively the revelation of the divine nature and quality. God is now known as Intelligence and Love. That the past has given us. He must be known as Will and Purpose, and that the future will reveal.

The false Apostle, Bill Johnson, of the New Apostolic Reformation, and partner of IHOP, made reference to this “new age” spirituality when he spoke this way about following Christ, and knowing God:

“Those who feel safe because of their intellectual grasp of Scriptures enjoy a false sense of security. None of us has a full grasp of Scripture, but we all have the Holy Spirit. He is our common denominator who will always lead us into truth. But to follow Him, we must be willing to follow off the map—to go beyond what we know” ~ When Heaven Invades Earth: A Practical Guide to a Life of Miracles, Pg. 80

“The Nature of God is revealed in story form…because the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy…you’ve chosen, by your decree, what you want to draw into the atmosphere, in order to reinforce that which is born in the heart of God” ~ Bill Johnson – Was Jesus a ‘Born – Again

Johnson states that Christians are to follow Jesus by going outside of Scripture (the map), and what it has taught believers about God. He also stated that people come to know God when Christians tell their own personal stories about him, and that this is the spirit of prophecy. This is the very thing that Misty Edwards, and Mike Bickle, displayed in the, above, video links entitled “Heartbeat”. Furthermore, he said that this practice causes Christians to be able to change reality as though believers share in God’s creative power. This is simply a different way of teaching the word of faith, “law of attraction” heresy, which is also very popular within the “new age” religion.

Therefore, IHOP, and the New Apostolic Reformation, through its mystical practices, are helping to build a false church that reflects Alice Baily’s description of the new world order religion, which is also known as the “Age of Aquarius”, and pro-family leaders, such as James Dobson is helping to make this happen by bringing NAR leaders on his show, and partnering with them.

Related links are listed below:

  1. The IHOP Murder Case
  2. The New Christianity Pt. 10 – Setting the Stage for ‘The False Prophet’
  3. James Dobson Uniting With False Teacher Lou Engle

Authors of Confusion Pt. 8 – Mark Driscoll Pt. 2 – Mark Driscoll ‘Revisited’

 

The Mark Driscoll Controversy

Pastor Mark Driscoll, founder of Mars Hill Church, Seattle, is one of the biggest names among evangelical Christians in the USA. This website is the result of our examination of Pastor Mark Driscoll’s ministry. Our aim is to warn believers in the UK, and the USA, and elsewhere, of the false nature of Driscoll’s ministry. We highlight areas of Driscoll’s ministry which should cause grave concern to true, discerning Christian believers. We believe that Driscoll’s approach to a variety of issues, discussed on this website, is unacceptable and ultimately makes a mockery of the Christian faith.

The Driscoll controversy rages on. Now Liberty University, the largest Christian University in the world, has invited Mark Driscoll to hold a conference on his book Real Marriage. But many people are very unhappy with this amazing turn of events, as we explain in our article Driscoll at Liberty?

Our recent article draws attention to the evangelical leaders in the USA and the UK who have supported and encouraged Driscoll’s false ministry.

Mark Driscoll founded The Resurgence, a theological cooperative that works with the Acts 29 Network of churches. He also works closely with the Desiring God Ministry of John Piper, and The Gospel Coalition, that includes Tim Keller and Don Carson. Indeed, Driscoll is so well regarded in evangelical circles that he is council member of The Gospel Coalition. He is regularly invited to talk at Christian Conferences in the USA and across other parts of the world.

In May 2011 Mark Driscoll was invited by evangelical Christians to preach before 4,000 men at the London Men’s Convention in the Royal Albert Hall, London, England. He was invited to the Men’s Convention by a group of evangelical ministers and leaders, made up of Richard Coekin (Chair) of Dundonald Church Wimbledon; Trevor Archer of Chessington Evangelical Church; Tim Thornborough of The Good Book Company; Wes McNab of Slade Evangelical Church; Richard Perkins of Christ Church Balham and Wanyeki Mahiaini of All Souls, Langham Place.

But despite his popularity in the evangelical world, Driscoll’s ministry has proved to be highly controversial because of his unconventional ways and dubious methods, which he describes as ‘theological conservative and culturally liberal’.

We are concerned that Mark Driscoll is undermining the Christian faith, and leading many young people astray. Incredibly, he has built a ministry, in large part, by preaching and teaching about sex, and by using crude language. He is skilled in mixing the holy and profane—in his book, Confessions of a Reformission Rev (2006), he explains his technique for achieving church growth: ‘I assumed the students and singles were all pretty horny, so I went out on a limb and preached through the Song of Songs in the fall… Each week I extolled the virtues of marriage, foreplay, oral sex, sacred stripping and sex outdoors, just as the book teaches, because all Scripture is indeed profitable.’ [pp 94, 96].

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Ephesians 4

17    This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18    Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19    Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20    But ye have not so learned Christ;
21    If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22    That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23    And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24    And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 5

1    Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2    And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3    But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4    Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5    For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6    Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7    Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8    For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9    (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10    Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12    For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13    But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14    Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Related Article: “Authors of Confusion Pt. 7 – Mark Driscoll’s ‘Cultural Relevance’

War on Consciousness Pt. 22 – The Occult Agenda

 

The following link entitled “The Occult Agenda“, is a lecture by pastor Joe Schimmel on modern day occultists’ attempt to make the practice of witchcraft popular among children, and Scriptures prohibition on occultism.

Darwin’s Scientific Racism & It’s Fruit

 

The following link entitled “Scientific Racism: The Eugenics of Social Darwinism” is a documentary of the monstrous actions of the philosophy of Darwinism.

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On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin’s book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution.

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To learn more about the races philosophy of Darwinism, click on the link entitled “Eugenics According to Darwin“.

Related articles are listed below:

  1. Evolution, Darwin & Hitler
  2. Eugenics and its Strange Advocates

Eugenics According to Darwin

Charles Darwin’s theories were used as a philosophical tool for the works of eugenicists. Darwin, on the other hand, was a races who was not willing, according to his writings, to be a harden sociopath, such as Hitler. Nevertheless, his races philosophy was the fuel for Social Darwinists and eugenicists.

The quotes below shows Darwin’s, eugenics, philosophy of the preferred races over the savage races, as well as a desire to purify the preferred race from it’s weak, sick, and handicap members, which is consistent with the practices of Nazi Germany.

Excerpt from “The Decent of Man”, Pages 1o3-104

With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination. We build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner previously indicated, more tender and more widely diffused. Nor could we check our sympathy, even at the urging of hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with an overwhelming present evil. Hence we must bear without complaining the undoubtedly bad effects of the weak surviving and propagating their kind; but there appears to be at least one check in steady action, namely the weaker and inferior members of society not marrying so freely as the sound; and this check might be indefinitely increased, though this is more to be hoped for than expected, by the weak in body or mind refraining from marriage.

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Excerpt from “The Decent of Man”, Pages 121-122

The great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest allies, which cannot be bridged over by any extinct or living species, has often been advanced as a grave objection to the belief that man is descended from some lower form; but this objection will not appear of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the general principle of evolution. Breaks often occur in all parts of the series, some being wide, sharp and defined, others less so in various degrees; as between the orang and its nearest allies—between the Tarsius and the other Lemuridae between the elephant, and in a more striking manner between the Ornithorhynchus or Echidna, and all other mammals. But these breaks depend merely on the number of related forms which have become extinct. At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.

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Noise of thunder Radio

Chris discusses an email recently received from a listener in England, who quoted from Charles Darwin’s “Descent of Man,” showing not only the racist implications of evolutionary theory, but the ominous and even deadly overtones of it. Can Darwin’s own words be refuted? Incredibly, evolutionists have attempted to do just that.

To listen to the program, click on the link entitled “THE DESCENT OF MAN“.

The History of Apostasy in America ~ By Chris Pinto

 

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Today, we hear more about the history of how the church came to be in the position it is in today.  Is the apostasy in America only a few decades old, or has it been going on much longer than we think?  Hear clips from Bob Jones on Billy Graham.

To listen to the program, click on the link entitled “The History of Apostasy in America“.