The Christian Nation

There has been much confusion about what a Christian nation is. This confusion comes from the belief that it is both possible, and permissible to merge church doctrine with civil law. There is a distinct difference between founding a country upon biblical principals and making a country Christian.

When a the laws of a nation are built upon biblical principals, such as the “Ten Commandments”, it is fitting and just, because there is only one true lawgiver and judge; God (James 4:12). To affirm his laws by adopting them honors God and blesses a nation. But this does not make a nation a “Christian nation”. Christianity is founded upon faith in Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God, and obedience to his teachings. Therefore, to make a nation a Christian nation would be to bring a nation to faith in Jesus Christ “by law”. However, conversion through civil law violates Christ’ own teachings, because he taught that not everyone could come to faith in him, but only those whom his Father draws to Jesus (John 6:44). That makes it impossible to convert an entire nation. When church doctrine becomes civil law, it only produces a nation of hypocrites; people who have the right “lawful confession”, but cannot live according to it from the heart. These are false converts. According to Scripture, they cannot obey God’s law nor do they know Jesus Christ, even though they have a good confession, and even studied Christ’ teachings.

Luke 13

    23    Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them,
24    “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
25    When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’
26    then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’
27    But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’
28    There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.

Romans 8

7    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
8    So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Based upon the Romans 8:7-8 passage, what would be the result of disregarding Christ’ teachings by making converts through civil law, rather than through preaching?

Lets take Israel as an example, and see what God has to say about the result of their theocracy by examining Isaiah chapter 1.

2    Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: ” I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against Me;
3     The ox knows its owner And the donkey its master’s crib; But Israel does not know, My people do not consider.”

This is what a “Christianized” nation can expect. That is, a nation full of rebellious people, who do not know God.

4     Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the LORD, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.

It will produce a people dominated by wickedness, who provoke God’s wrath, instead of his blessing.

5     Why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, And the whole heart faints.
6     From the sole of the foot even to the head, There is no soundness in it, But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; They have not been closed or bound up, Or soothed with ointment.

That nation will be stricken by God’s wrath, which will not result in them fearing God for is judgment. But instead, will result in a persistence in rebelled without any regard for God’s severe punishments. In other words, the Christian nation’s commitment to rebellion is to the death. That is both hypocrisy and blasphemy. It would be more honoring to God if the nation never claimed to be Christian.

REALLY??? Just how serious is this kind of national sin?

7     Your country is desolate, Your cities are burned with fire; Strangers devour your land in your presence; And it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
8     So the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, As a hut in a garden of cucumbers, As a besieged city.
9     Unless the LORD of hosts Had left to us a very small remnant, We would have become like Sodom, We would have been made like Gomorrah.

This kind of sin makes a country desolate. It brings invasion, destruction and oppression from foreign nations. This kind of sin brings complete destruction to a nation. Israel’s survival of God’s punishment is only because of God’s mercy. Israel should have been wiped out for the sin of breaking their covenant with God.

11    ” To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?” Says the LORD. ” I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs or goats.
12    ” When you come to appear before Me, Who has required this from your hand, To trample My courts?
13    Bring no more futile sacrifices; Incense is an abomination to Me. The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies — I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting.
14    Your New Moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; They are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them.
15    When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.

God will not overlook the wickedness of a nation just because they have sound doctrine and Christian practices, such as baptism and the “Lord’s Supper’. According this this passage, God will only have hatred in his heart for their hypocrisy. To practice Christian ordinances while committing lawlessness as a nation is national hypocrisy. And hypocrisy is the sin that Jesus spoke against the most. – Matthew chp. 6 & 23

God called Israel to repentance. But did they repent?

16    ” Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil,
17    Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.
18    ” Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, ” Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
19     If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
20     But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

No. And according to the Romans 8:7-8, they could not repent. And Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.” Therefore, every nation is a slave to sin, because everyone is born in sin. As the Scripture says, “…through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12). Therefore, everyone is not merely born into sin through Adam, but everyone must die. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Yes, Even national death.

Salvation comes, not by civil law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, by way of the preaching of his good news of salvation through his church. Nationalism of any kind is doomed to fail because it is of this world, which is cursed, and the people of this world are born under the curse of sin and death. Even our work is cursed. 

Genesis 3

16    To the woman He said: ” I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.”
17    Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: ” Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.
18    Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.
19    In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”

So if everything and everyone is cursed, what do we hope in???

Jesus Christ!

Romans 5

18    Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
19    For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
20    Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
21    so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1John 2

2    And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

Those who put their trust in Christ are granted forgiveness of their sins, in this life, and the hope of eternal life in Christ’ coming kingdom. When Jesus Christ returns, he will restore this world.  In the meantime, he calls his church to endure life in this sinful world as though traveling through the wilderness with the hope of entering the land of promise.

Matthew 16

24    Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
25    For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
26    For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
27    For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

Matthew 19

“Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29    And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.
30    But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Based upon Jesus’ teachings there is no expectation for a Christian nation outside of Christ’ return. Therefore, anyone who is teaching the moralization of a country apart from the gospel is teaching error and and a false hope. All nations are destined to become worse due to their rejection of Jesus Christ and his gospel. The only community that will be purified through a good conscience toward God is Christ’ church.

America was not founded by Christian forefathers, but Freemasons. This is because most of our founding fathers were Freemasons who pretended to be Christians for the sake of gaining the support for the revolution of the colonies from Britain. Although it feels good to affirm the belief that this country was founded upon biblical principals, nevertheless, it simply isn’t true. This country was founded upon the principals of the ancient mystery religions of the occult, which were adopted by Freemasonry.

Freemasonry isn’t just a thing of the past, but the present as well. The photo below is a link to a documentary that explains the hidden faith of our founding fathers. It is one in a series of documentaries, produced by “Adullam Films”, about the history of our country that isn’t being taught in our schools.

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Authors of Confusion Pt. 2 – Norman Geisler

This comparative study shows that Protestants and Catholics are not as separated theologically as they may think.

Norman Geisler (PhD, Loyola University) is president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and author or coauthor of over fifty books including Decide for Yourself, Baker’s Encyclopedia of Apologetics, and When Skeptics Ask. Geisler is a highly respected author among evangelicals. However, he also affirms Roman Catholicism as though it were Christianity. The photo above is a link to Geisler’s book, which is highly spoken of by Roman Catholics. The proof is in the reviews written about the book by Roman Catholics on amazon.

But is Roman Catholicism even close to Christianity???

Roman Catholicism has a long list of heretical doctrines and practices that disqualifies it from being accepted as Christianity.

Some of which are…

  • The belief that Jesus Christ came to earth to make men gods. Which is a different gospel.
  • The belief that the Roman Catholic church has authority over Christ, who must agree with all of the religion’s’ added doctrines, because the church is reigning in his place here on earth.
  • The belief in worshiping and praying to dead saints.
  • The belief that salvation is attained through human excursion. Which is a different gospel.
  • The belief that the church has the write to practice forced conversions; even through torture.
  • The belief that the Pope is Christ veiled in human flesh. Which is a different Jesus.
  • Affirms all faiths and practices as legitimate for attaining salvation. Which is a different gospel.
  • Has practiced the persecution and murder of Christians and Jews throughout it’s reign as a political super power over the kings of Europe.  Which makes it a false church.
  • The belief that it’s Eucharist and wine become the literal blood and body of Christ, and therefore, teaches a different Jesus. This Jesus is encased in sun-rays, which symbolizes Baal, the Sun god.
  • The belief that Mary is the “Queen of Heaven”. Thus equating Mary with the universal goddess worship of Ashera, the wife of Baal, the Sun god. Thus making Jesus the son within the ancient mother/father/son trinity.

Yet, Geisler affirms this religion as Christian. This man is a deceiver and a wolf, who is using his influence to bring Protestants under the influence and leadership of Rome. The link above contains a number of book reviews, by Roman Catholics, praising Geisler for his depiction  of Catholic doctrine.

This type of book invites both Protestants and Catholics to a ecumenical discussion where Scripture is not an authority. The result of this book will be for Christians who are fans of Geisler to let their guard down when dealing with this deceptive, false, church. Their thinking will be that if Geisler says Catholicism isn’t so bad, then it must not be so bad after all.

But what does God’s word say about deceivers who’s doctrine is contrary to the gospel?

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.

Galatians 1

8    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9    As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

The Universal Doctrine

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What does the New Age religion, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copland, Kenneth Hagin and Paul Crouch all have in common?
They all claim that men are gods and can create their own reality.

They are all apart of the same religion.

It is the universal doctrine of the Occult. 

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 These “Word of Faith” teachers are teaching the ancient doctrine of the serpent; that we can be like God.

Genesis 3

4    Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
5    For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

They are teaching temptation.

2Corinthians 11
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.
14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

2John 1

8    Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.
9    Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
10    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
11    for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

Freemasonry in Seventh-Day Advetism

The photo below is a link to an online documentation of masonic quotes from the writings of Ellen G. White. Ellen G. White was the major pioneer of the Seventh-Day Adventist religion.

After looking up the various quotes listed in the document, the claims made in it were found to be true. Ellen G. White’s books can be found online simply by typing in her name and the titles of her books in a search engine.

Seventh-Day Adventism is a cult that claims to be the true Christian religion. What makes this religion a cult is its redefining of who Jesus Christ is, as well as his gospel. Ellen G. White taught that Jesus was the Arch Angel, Michael, and that believing in his work of atonement for our sins was insufficient to bring salvation to anyone. Adventists are required to keep the Old Covenant law as well as other laws that Ellen G. White introduced, such as abstaining from eating meat. The Apostle Paul called this a different gospel, since it claims that salvation through believing in Jesus Christ, and his work of atonement and resurrection,  is not enough for salvation.

Galatians 1
6    I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,

7    which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
8    But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
9    As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

Galatians 3
3    Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?

10    For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”
11    But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
12    Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
13    Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
14    that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 5
4    You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

5    For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
14    For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Seventh-Day Adventist leaders are deceivers who try to gain converts by telling Christians that God requires his people to keep the Old Covenant Law. They use Christians’ lack of knowledge about the sabbath day against them. Since most Christians have a shallow understanding of the gospel and how it relates to the law, they are easily confused about the significance of the sabbath day. Many are still under the impression that it is about the rest from their 9 to 5 jobs, and do not realize that the sabbath day is a type and foreshadow of the rest that would be provided for us through Jesus Christ’ work of atonement on our behalf. And this is the rest that we now labor to enter. That is, to learn to cease from our work to justify ourselves before God, and to instead, place our faith in Christ’ righteousness provided for us through his death, burial and resurrection on our behalf.

  Hebrews 4
1    Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.

2    For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
3    For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: ” So I swore in My wrath, ‘ They shall not enter My rest,’ ” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4    For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”;
5    and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
6    Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,
7    again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said: ” Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.”
8    For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.
9    There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
10    For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
11    Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

Colossians 2
11    In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

12    buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
13    And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,
14    having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
15    Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
16    So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,
17    which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
18    Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19    and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

1Timothy 4
1    Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,

2    speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
3    forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4    For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving;
5    for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

The masonic terms used by Ellen G. White in her writings gives us a better understanding of the god of Seventh-Day Adventism. The god of Seventh-Day Adventism is the same god of Freemasonry. 

And who is the god of Freemasonry???

“Lucifer, the Light-bearer!  Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness!  Lucifer, the Son of the Morning!  Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls?  Doubt it not!”  [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff]

2John 1
8    Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward.

9    Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
10    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
11    for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

Ephesians 5
11    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

12    For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
13    But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
14    Therefore He says: ” Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”

Roman Catholic Mysticism Creeping into Reformed Camps

John Piper shares a time of Transcendental Meditation with, Christian Mystic, Beth Moore

 The photo, above, is a link to “Apprising Ministries'” website. And there, it has posted an article to inform believers of the deceptive approach to synergising Christianity with New Age practices. It is proof that the New Age religion not only targets unorthodox churches, but all denominations. Therefore, we all must practice discernment. Reformed Theology is not a shield to protect us from deception and error, but God’s word is. It speaks to every matter of faith and practice. Therefore, Scripture is what we must meditate upon, day and night.

2Timothy 3

16    All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
17    that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Can Astrology be Trusted?

Can Astrology be trusted? To find the answer to this question, lets first understand both its definition and origins.

  Astrology is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs which hold that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs and other “earthly” matters.

Astrology originated in ancient Mesopotamia after the biblical flood account described in Genesis. Civilization had its second beginning in this region. That includes the religious beliefs, practices and mythology. One of which is astrology. Astrology can be found all over the world because these same people took their religion with them as they spread throughout the world. 

But how was the craft invented? Or more specifically, “Who invented it”?

When God created the Heavens, he had a purpose for the various planets and stars.

Genesis 1

14    Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;
15    and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.

But this isn’t the same as astrology. Also, God specifically speaks against astrology and other forms of religious practices by calling it divination and prohibits his people from practicing it.

Deuteronomy 18

9    “When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations.
10    There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
11    or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
12    For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you.
13    You shall be blameless before the LORD your God.
14    For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.

Deuteronomy 4

19    And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the LORD your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.

Jeremiah 10

2    Thus says the LORD: ” Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.

So far we see that God is not the one who invented or handed astrology down to mankind. But we do see, from these passages, that God is actually against it. Therefore, whoever invented or handed astrology down to mankind is not a friend of God, nor a servant of God. On the contrary, such a one must be God’s enemy.

Question;

Who in the Bible, does God acknowledge as his enemy?

Genesis 3

1    Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
2    And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3    but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ “
4    Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
5    For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
14    So the LORD God said to the serpent: ” Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.
15    And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

Revelation 12

7    And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
8    but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
9    So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

From these passages we can clearly see that the enemy of God is Satan.

Now that God’s enemy is identified, lets see if we can also learn…

Who exactly is Satan?

And why did he invent astrology for mankind to live by?

Ezekiel 28

12 You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13     You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14     ” You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15     You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
16     ” By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.
17     ” Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor

Isaiah 14

12     ” How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
13     For you have said in your heart: ‘ I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
14     I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
15     Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.

Isaiah 42

8     I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.

John 10

10    The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

John 8

44    You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Based upon these passage, Satan is…

  • A fallen angel
  • Wise
  • Majestic to look upon
  • A thief; He tries to steal worship from the true God by deceiving angels and mankind to worship him instead.
  • A liar
  • A murderer
  • One who desires to be like God
  • One who desires to be worshiped
  • The one who exalted himself above the stars of Heaven.

So where is the connection between what we know of Satan and astrology?

Remember that Satan said this in is heart…

I will ascend into heaven,

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God

I will also sit on the mount of the congregation

On the farthest sides of the north

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds

I will be like the Most High.’

Therefore, Astrology was invented by a lying, murdering, thief. His goal is to deceive the nations and lead them to destruction.That is why Satan invented astrology as well as the other occult religions of the world. In astrology, the stars and planets are gods. This is one of the major ways in which Satan receives worship, because he, as leader of the fallen angels, is honored as the most high god among all of the gods of the cosmos. 

But is astrology even needed???

Remember,

Jeremiah 10

2    Thus says the LORD: ” Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
3     For the customs of the peoples are futile

Matthew 4
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ “

Therefore, astrology is futile. But the word of God abides forever.

And what word/teaching does God want us to know and live by.

John 3

14    And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
15    that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
16    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17    For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18    “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Romans 3

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 5

12    Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned

18    Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
19    For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Romans 5

6    For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7    For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
8    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 14

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

Mark 1

14 “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

1John 2

2    And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

1John 1

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.

John 8

12 “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

31    Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32    And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
34    Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
35    And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.
36    Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

1John 5

18    We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
19    We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
20    And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
21    Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

 

Columbine Child of Darkness

 

Groping in the dark

this child doesn’t know that the lights are out

He’s feeling and touching

Creeping and crawling

He doesn’t know that the viper might strike-out

 *

It’s a lonely dark room

And he has nothing to do

How could he even know

that he needs to be found

*

So he stumbles and play

He’s come a mighty long way

Going nowhere

so no difference does it make

*

His toys are his friends

and some of them are benign and cute

But if it weren’t for the dark

the others would bring terror

Because they’re less toys, than they are spooks

 *

They crawl

They climb

They’re covered in slime

They’re full of venom that can paralyze

And some can kill with one bite

 *

But that won’t be the fate of this little one’s demise

He’s in for a much darker surprise

Because although this child is in the dark

he is anything but alone

Hovering over him is a beast from Sheol

That’s hungry for his soul

 *

He has a devious plan

for this lost son of limbo

That is a spectacular show of terror

To inspire all those like himself

who thrive on darkness’s power

Condemned to rejection’s black isolation

They shall shine in their darkest hour

 *

Chanting the death lullaby

The nursery-rhyme of terror

It’s pain internalized

Turned into evil

Climbing new heights

Knocking down doors

Shooting from the tower

 *

Their persecutors are running for cover

It sounds like murder

It smells like blood

They’re crying out in anger

“Our generation is lost”

 *

Beware of the danger

Take heed to the cross

Christ, the “Risen Savior”

has paid the high cost

For the child who sits in darkness

He is the chief cornerstone

whom the builders cast off

 *

For all of those rejected and isolated

He was stricken and afflicted

Nevertheless he was innocent

Being led like sheep to the slaughter

Even his disciples abandoned him

 *

In isolation he carried our sins

where none would dare to wander

He paid the price for transgressions

He was the “Chief of Martyrs”

*

 Shinning in his darkest hour

Bringing an end to the reign of terror

And redeeming those who thrive on darkness’s power

 *

And the “Gospel of Peace”

 for pain morphed into evil

Secluded to the confines of the lonely dark tower

It sounds like redemption

Is it the end of deprivation

It smells like a new creation

For all those who sit in darkness

The Lord and his Christ

Has become their salvation