War on Consciousness Pt. 4 – CHARMED

There is a pervasive element within western society that isn’t given the attention that it deserves. This element needs to be addressed, because of the damage that it does to individuals, families, neighborhoods, and society at large. This pervasive element makes strong men weak, and enslaves them. It sets traps for the simple, and then devours them. It manipulates the innocent in order to perverts them. Coming as a friend, while it is actually an enemy, it is a deceiver at heart. Although many times it appears to be benevolent, it is a ravenous wolf in disguise. It gains the trust of the unsuspecting in order to infiltrate their circles.  It sows the seed of corruption for the sake of destruction. The pervasive element that needs to be brought to our attention is the “seducing spirit”.

The seducing spirit operates from two positions. One is the position of weakness, and the second is the position of strength. The seducing spirit must start off from the position of weakness in order to gain the position of power. The goal of the seducing spirit is control. Whenever the seducing spirit operates from the position of weakness it usually uses deception, subtly, and appeals to the one’s desires and convictions.  Manipulation, and is the best way to operate when one is weaker than one’s opponent, because instead of fighting a battle which one cannot hope to win, it instead, tricks the opponent into believing that both parties are actually on the same side. The result of this deception would be for the opponent to believe the solicitation, which is to either take from the deceiver, what is being offered, or to join forces with the deceiver, being convinced that both parties are on the same side, and therefore, should work toward a common goal. However, the goal of the seducing spirit is never to help, but only to gain control over the opponent.

The control that the seducing spirit desires is that of making the opponent dependent upon the spirit so that the opponent cannot break free from its hold. Whenever this happens, the opponent becomes a slave to the spirit, who is now operating from a position of strength. The spirit has gone from that of a solicitor, to a tyrant. For example: this transition from solicitor, to tyrant can be seen in the Genesis chapter 3 account, which is the fall of man. The serpent comes to Eve, and convinces her that disobeying God, and listening to the serpent instead, is in her best interest. Satan is the serpent, and his goal is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Yet, he isn’t able to do anything to Adam and Eve, because they belong to God. However, Satan knew that if Adam and Eve did not keep God’s law, which was to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they would have to die. Therefore, Satan had to work from the position of weakness, as a solicitor, in order to convince Eve to make a decision that would destroy her. The result was for Adam and Eve to become subject to the control of sin, as well as their descents (Romans 5:12). This fall into sin, which was rebellion against God, allowed Satan to become the god of mankind, because whomever one submits to then becomes that one’s slave (Romans 6:16).

Another aspect of the seducing spirit’s solicitation is for the purpose of gaining the love and adoration of the opponent. In this way, the stronger opponent voluntarily submits to the weaker spirit as though it is worthy of honor and adoration. This approach can be extremely difficult to resist when one is deceived by the solicitor, because of the influence the spirit has over the opponent’s conscience, and because it is hard for the opponent to refuse the demands of the one it is in love with. An example of this can be seen in the account of Samson, who had two lovers that committed emotional blackmail against him by crying until he give them vital information that could cause him trouble. Samson’s enemies were too weak to over power or out smart him, so they gained the advantage over him by causing his lovers to play the role of the seducing spirit. This brought Samson to complete ruin and oppression by his enemies, who trapped him, blinded him, enslaved him, and made a mockery of him before their nation, and before their pagan gods.

Whenever a seducing spirit gains the position of tyrant over a person, it plays out in various ways. For Samson, he was physically, and emotionally, enslaved. First he was enslaved by the women he love, and later he was enslaved by the Philistines, which he hated. Because of the effects of the seducing spirit, people should not be naive, but careful in regards to who and what they fall in love with.

The seducing spirit is the enemy, and it comes to steal, kill, and destroy. It comes in many forms, but it is always the enemy. This is always true, whether it is a teacher, pastor, family member, politician, musician, actor, friend, media personality…etc.

The hardest person to turn away from is the one that we’re in love with.

The hardest idol to identify and turn away from is the one that we love and worship.

The hardest false teacher to turn away from is the won that we love and learn from.

The hardest artist to turn away from is the one whose art we love.

The hardest false doctrine to identify and call a lie, is the one that we love.

The hardest worldly philosophy to turn away from is the one that we love.

We are not exempt from seduction, because no one of us is all-knowing and sinless. That is why we put our trust, not in our own moral fiber, but Christ’ righteousness, which is perfect, and never fails. This perfect righteousness of Jesus is what made him a suitable sacrifice for our sins. Not only that, but if we sin, he is also our mediator between us and the Father. Therefore, if we confess our sins, instead of defending ourselves before God and others, he is faithful and just to forgive us of all our sins, and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Furthermore, we can be sure that we belong to God if we abide in the teachings of Christ through studying, meditating upon, and obeying them. In this way, we will both know the truth, who is Jesus Christ – the Son of God, and will be set free by him. That includes being set free from the sins of the seducing spirit, and its control over our soul.

The seducing spirit is indeed a trap, but thanks be to God, that through Jesus Christ, we can be brought back from the deceiver. In fact, this is the reason that Jesus came into the world; to destroy the works of the ultimate seducer & tyrant, who is that old serpent, the devil, and Satan, who deceives the who world. Satan has brought the whole world into the darkness of deception and sin, but the light has come into the world, and whoever abides in him will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Therefore, we all must repent of our sins, turn away from the seducer, who is Satan, and believe Christ’ good news of salvation. If we do not turn from our sins, and put our trust in Christ, we will die in our sins. Yet, everyone who believes in the Son of God has the right to become the children of God, and are set free from sin and the seducing spirits of this world.

John 8
12    Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
23    And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24    I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
31    Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
34    Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35    And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 1
11    He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12    But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13    Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1John
5    This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6    If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10    If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1John 2
1    My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
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.
6    He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1John 3
3    And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
4    Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5    And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6    Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7    Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8    He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9    Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10    In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1John 5
1    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2    By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3    For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
4    For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5    Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
18    We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
19    And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20    And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
21    Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

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Authors of Confusion Pt. 11 – The Mainstream Christian Music Industry

What makes mainstream Christian music an author of confusion is the principals on which the industry operates. The principals of Christian living, according to Scripture, and the principals of the world, are not the same, but are opposites. For example: Music is not for Christians to bring to the world, but it is for Christians to use music to worship God, and also to build up believers in their faith.

Ephesians 5
18    And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19    Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20    Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Psalm 98
4    Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
5    Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
6    With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

However, the mainstream music industry has been using the Christian’s music, for worshiping, God as a means of making mass profits. The industry also perverts worship music to the point of making the lyrics sound no different than love making music for the latest generation of baby-bummers. If that wasn’t bad enough, God, whom the worshiper is singing to, or about, isn’t clearly mentioned or identified as God. Indeed, as worship singers attempt to sing to God, too many times, only result in the worshiper singing about themselves. Instead of God being glorified, the worshiper becomes the object of worship, thus resulting in the same kind of hypocrisy that Jesus condemned the pharisees for engaging in.

Matthew 6
5    And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

The common excuse made for this attempt at making Christian worship music palatable to their mainstream audience is for the sake of communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world through their albums. However, this clearly is not the agenda, because if it was, Jesus Christ, and his gospel of salvation would be communicated in the music. Instead, the Jesus of the “American Dream” is communicated in their music, thus giving the audience the idea that godliness is a means of gain. Furthermore, instead of preaching Christ, they preach the good news of themselves. This is another principal of Scripture that is contradicted, since Christians are taught to be humble, and to give all praise to God, and never to share in his praises as though they too are gods. Nevertheless, even if the intent was to proclaim the gospel of salvation, Scripture teaches that God has assigned the gospel proclamation to preaching, and not singing.

Romans 10
14    How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15    And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16    But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

2Corinthians 5
7    But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Romans 12
3    For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

God did not call his church into the entertainment industry, which is of the world. Instead, he has called us out of the world, and has told us not to be lovers of the world, because the lovers of this world are God’s enemies. Satan is the God of this world, and he owns every mainstream industry. He will not compromise with God’s people, whose desire is to glorify God in the arts and entertainment industry. In fact, God calls his church to the standard of holiness, which means to be set apart from the wickedness of the world for the purpose of doing God’s will.

2Corinthians 5
14    For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15    And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

Hebrews 12
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord

1John 2
15    Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17    And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

1John 5
18    We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
19    And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

Just as Christ did not call his church into the mainstream entertainment industry, he also has not called his church to become idols, to be adored and worshiped by anyone. This sin has always been blasphemy before God; starting with Satan.

Acts 10
24    And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.
25    And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
26    But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Acts 14
8    And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
9    The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10    Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
11    And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12    And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
13    Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
14    Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15    And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
16    Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
17    Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
18    And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

Isaiah 14
12    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13    For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14    I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15    Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

The mainstream entertainment simply is not the churches calling. This industry leads to gaining the world, and losing one’s soul. Christ calls his church to follow his example of self-denial and persecution for convicting the world of sin righteousness and judgment. Satan uses the music industry to tempt God’s people into getting rich as they entertain the world, that is in need of hearing the gospel of salvation. The entertainment industry renders Christians useless to the kingdom of God, because of the compromise that they are forced to make in order to become rich and famous.

Mark 8
34    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35    For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
36    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37    Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38    Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Matthew 4
8    Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9    And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10    Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

These compromises can be seem in the Christian artists’ confused sexuality, their promotion of ancient pagan symbols on their albums, clothes, the stage on which they perform, and even in certain hand signs. They are also seen making themselves equal with God, such as on their albums covers or in their lyrics. They can even be seen taking on the characteristics of Satan, such as a liar, murderer, or rebel.

The mainstream arts and entertainment industry, as a whole, is a trap for Christians, and they have no need to be involved in it. It will only corrupt the artist, and those who love them, are led into idolizing them.

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.
15    See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16    Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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

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

Authors of Confusion Pt. 7 – Tim Keller

The New Calvinists – “Here the comments of a former member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, Jonathan Cousar, who attended Keller’s church for nearly 20 years, are relevant, for he has heard hundreds of Keller sermons. Cousar writes: “I went to Tim Keller’s church for nearly 20 years and in fact I left just last year because of my growing concern that the church and Tim were far more liberal, theologically and ideologically than I had ever imagined.” Cousar continues: “To sum up Keller’s theology most succinctly, Keller says ‘the primary purpose of salvation is – cultural renewal – to make this world a better place’.  That statement should alarm any true evangelical or conservative Christian.  And it must be understood that this one statement is central to all of Keller’s teachings.” For more information on Tim Keller, click on the provided link entitled “Tim Keller’s false gospel“.

Tim Keller presents himself as a Reformed Calvinist, yet he clearly endorses a different gospel. It is the social gospel. The social gospel is the opposite of the gospel of Jesus Christ, since its goal is not to call sinners to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but to bring a cultural, social, and economic reform to the world. In other words, its goal is to make a better world. For this doctrine and agenda to come under the label of Christian, and for Tim Keller to present himself as a teacher and pastor in Christ’ church, is to bring confusion into the church. The outcome will be a “new Christianity“; one that is earth-based & works-based.

Keller’s gospel is rooted in the secular humanistic philosophies of this world. It does not teach Christ’ church to put their focus on things above, but on the things of this world. His approach is both intellectual and philosophical, but it is not Scriptural, nor are his teachings true. Instead, his teachings appeal to those who have an unhealthy appetite for an intellectual, philosophical, articulation of theology. This distracting approach to teaching Christian doctrine draws people away from the true Jesus presented in the Bible, and it draws them away from the true gospel, and into another gospel that is just a counterfeit. Therefore, this author of confusion is a seducing spirit within Christ’ church that must be exposed and avoided.

Colossians 3

1    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2    Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3    For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4    When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Colossians 2

4    And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5    For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6    As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7    Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8    Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9    For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10    And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power