March for Trayvon

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

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

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

But what is God’s agenda?

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

Luke 19

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

John 3

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

Luke 13

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

Mark 1

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

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

Jude 1

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

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

Related links are listed below:

  1. Changing Laws Pt. 5 – Martial Law

  2. Columbine Child of Darkness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jude 1

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

Related links are listed below:

  1. Piper and Driscoll

  2. The Development of the Emergent Church

  3. The New Christianity Pt.1 – Aselgeia

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

Changing Laws Pt. 5 – Martial Law

“President Obama’s National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order of March 16 does to the country as a whole what the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act did to the Constitution in particular” — for more information, click on the link entitled “Martial Law by Executive Order“.

Many Americans may wonder, why is this happening to our country. However, America is no different from the rest of the countries of this world. They are all under the curse of God’s law, because of their refusal to repent and believe in the one whom God has sent, which is Jesus Christ. He is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world. Yet, the world does not want him. Therefore, God sends them his curse. It is the curse of tyranny.

Revelation 6

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

Resistance to the tyrant is futile, because it is resistance to God himself, who sends the tyrants. What God requires of us is repentance from our sins, and to believe the gospel of his Son, Jesus Christ, whom God gave as a ransom for everyone, so that they would be saved from the oppression of sin, and from the penalty for their sins. This is all that matters.

Therefore, do not love your life, or this world. This world is passing away; but he who loves God will endure forever, and reign with Christ forever. So follow him while there is still time.

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 whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18    He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20    For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21    But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Romans 10

9    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11    For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
13    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Related links are listed below:

  1. Changing Laws Pt. 4 – The United Nations

  2. Changing Laws Pt. 3 – Overruled

Authors of Confusion Pt. 6 – The Tragic State of Christian Hip-Hop

The provided link entitled “Reformed Hip Hop rapper Lecrae joins hands with “Word of Faith” starlet Canton Jones” is an article that discusses the recent change in the standards of mainstream Christian Hip-Hop. No longer is Christian Hip-Hop about Jesus Christ and his gospel, since it is now including the partnership with those whose message is the very opposite of the gospel – the love of money, fame, power, and materialism.

This is not the time to contend for Christian Hip-Hop; but the gospel and Jesus Christ. If mainstream Hip-Hop refuses to repent, then we who belong to Christ must turn away from it, since it is now worse than secular music by becoming a false light to the world.

Matthew 6

22    The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23    But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Related Links are listed below:

  1. The Development of the Emergent Church

  2. The Universal Doctrine

  3. Can Christians Live the ‘American Dream’?

For Your Health Pt. 9 – Pepsi

Human embryonic tissue is being used in the production of beverages, such as Pepsi. For more information, click on the provided link entitled “Biotech’s Fear Factor“.

Related links are listed below:

  1. Planned Parenthood Banned at a High Cost

  2. For Your Health Pt. 8 – Vaccination: The Hidden Truth

  3. For Your Health Pt. 5 – The Future of Food

The Original Jews

The provided link entitled “ISRAELITES Biblical & Historical” is a video that was made for the purpose of building a case for the belief that blacks are the original Jews. Although a strong effort is made to build this case, the video has a few biblical and historical inaccuracies, which are listed below.

  1. The Egyptian art shown in the video only depicts the darker skin color of the multi-skin toned Egyptians. Many Egyptians were of the lighter skin completion as well; which can also be seen in their art.

  2. It is stated in the video that Joesph’s brothers didn’t notice a difference between Joseph and the other Egyptians because they all looked the same. That says nothing about Joseph’s skin color since Egypt consists of multi-skin toned people. If Joseph were in Nubia, that would be of some significance; not Egypt.

    That goes for Moses, Paul, and all the other Jews.

  3. It is stated that Israel is occupied by European Zionist Jews. This is true. But the video does not acknowledge the scattering of the Jews by Rome, and that many Jews migrated into Europe after Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Therefore, the accusation made in the video, of “the Zionist Jews in Israel are not the original Jews who lived there”, has not been addressed. The burden of proof has yet to be satisfied.

  4. The Scriptures stated in the video were suggested, by the videographer, that they apply to the people of Africa who were taken into slavery over the last 400 years. Yet, it does not acknowledge the Jewish Babylonian captivity, the oppression of the Jews by Persia, Greece and Rome, or the persecution of the Jews in Europe and around the world to this day, which amounts to about 2600 years of oppression. In other words, the passages were taken out of context and applied to any oppressed African, as though all Africans were Jews, and not just specific African Jewish tribes.

This video does not prove its claims, but raises questions about it. This video is a sad attempt to give blacks a false sense of hope and self-worth – “black pride”. It is fleshly, and not spiritual.

Black self-worth should not come from an earthly nationality, but the knowledge that all humanity has been made in God’s image, and in the knowledge of the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. Christ’ church is the holy nation and royal priesthood (1Peter 2:9-11). Its righteousness is found in Christ’ perfect life, his payment for our sins, and his resurrection from the dead.

Our righteousness is not found in keeping the law of the Old Covenant. Instead, it is found in believing in Jesus Christ through obeying his teachings of the New Covenant. His New Covenant is different from the Old Covenant, because the Old Covenant only shows us our sinfulness and condemns us. The New Covenant changes people by giving them faith to believe and repent of their sins (1Peter 1:22-25). It empowers them to keep the commandments of Christ. It does not empower them to keep the Old Covenant law (Galatians 3:1-4 & Galatians 5:1-9).

This “black Jew” theory is a seducing spirit for blacks who are not satisfied with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They would rather put their trust in something earthly/carnal/sensual, such as the nationalism of “black pride”. They are no different than the Europeans who deceived the world into believing in a white Jesus. This is more of the same carnality; just promoted by a different race.

Flee from this heresy. At it’s heart is legalism and blasphemy, since it encourages people not to be satisfied and made complete in Christ, alone.

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.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

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:
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

1Timothy 1
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.

Planned Parenthood Banned at a High Cost

Planned Parenthood was banned by the state of Texas; but at a high cost. The cost is the funding for its $40 million-per-year state- federal Medicade program. To learn more about this topic, click on the link entitled “Planned Parenthood banned from Texas’ Women Health Program“.

The consequence of Texas’ decision demonstrates both the nation and its governments devotion to the right to commit murder. And not only the right to murder, but to receive funding to murder one’s own child. There is indeed a consequence to this wickedness. Abortion is murder. The price of murder is death. Therefore, the price of nationwide mass murder is nationwide mass death. For more information on this topic of nationwide mass murder, click on the provided link entitled “The History of Human Sacrifice“. This means that the future of America is nationwide mass death when God heaps our sins back on our own heads.

Jeremiah 19

4    Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
5    They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
6    Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.
7    And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
8    And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.

The Counter-Movement

The provided link entitled “COINTELPRO: The FBI’s War on Black America” is a documentary of the F.B.I.’s war against the civil rights movement. This war was a covert operation called “COINTELPRO“. It was successful in discrediting, neutralizing, and silencing various civil rights leaders of the African American community.

Related links are listed below:

  1. The Movement

  2. How the F.B.I. sabotaged black America

Authors of Confusion Pt. 5 – Ravi Zacharias

The provided link entitled “The smoldering ash heap of Ravi Zacharias Ministries” is an expose of modern Christendom’s most devastating author of confusion. Ravi Zacharias is one of the most influential Christian media personalities. This is because of his reputation of being a great teacher of the Christian faith. Therefore, his departure from sound doctrine is what makes him so devastating.

  Just how serious is his heresy???

The answer is found in the provided link above.

Related topics are listed below:

  1. Authors of Confusion Pt. 2 – Norman Geisler

  2. The Development of the Emergent Church