America’s New Civil War ~ Red States/Blue States

We observe this phenomena becoming more plainer with each new presidential election.  Our nation is polarized right down the middle.  We can even see the regional dichotomy between the Red States and Blue States.  The Red States are the interior and heartland of our country.  The Blue States consist of the large populated cities and coastal states.  These areas present two different, divergent and opposing world views.  Let us examine each.  The following observations are by no means conclusive, and a mere thumb nail sketch by the blog author.  I am sure you could add more examples to this article:  

Blue States:  The recent mantra at their demonstrations is “Black lives matter.”  A heavy handed,  government is desired, with high taxation for the middle class in order to underwrite expenses.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the concept of “Global Warming” are promoted, and the ramifications of them produce an endless sea of ridiculous taxes, red tape and bureaucracy.  Sanctuary cities are desired in order to protect the “rights” of illegals and criminals.  Abortion is not a problem, and a viable option for anyone who desires one.  Our nations’ borders should be wide open and allow anyone to enter at will.  This mindset also reveals a receptivity to the New World Order (NWO).  Illegals are welcome, and should be supported through our tax dollars.  American distinctives and the Judeo Christian ethic upon which our nation was built, are not held in high regard in the least.  Our countries’ Constitution is a fluid document and can be ignored and/or modified.  Patriotism offends many, especially minorities, and the American flag can be burned and trampled upon.  The American flag is not displayed at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) until someone complains.  At the DNC, they even vote on whether or not to pray!   Instead of our immigrants learning our culture, language and way of life, we are suppose to cater to their every whim and desire.  Anyone who fears the heavy infiltration of Muslims and their Sharia Law, is labeled Islamophobic.  If you believe that homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle and repudiated in the Bible, then you are homophobic.  Guns are evil and no one should be permitted to own one.  Our public restrooms should be open to transvestites, and every other form of sexual perversion.  Gays and lesbians should be permitted to marry.  Moral values, and determining right from wrong may differ from person to person.  There are no moral absolutes.  President Obama is attempting to employ lesbian farmers throughout our nation.  He is doing this in order to break up rural conservatives.  Note how these values go against our nation’s foundation beliefs that espouse God and Country.  There is no desire to seek harmony in our country following the elections.  There is an anger expressed towards those who disagree with them, going so far as attempting to overturn the election results.  The Left broke windows, led in riots, overturns cars, etc., after losing the election.  Celebrities threatened to leave the country if their candidate lost the election (they all cried wolf and stayed).  Also noteworthy was the post election “sore loser” infantile behavior of the left wing weenie brigade, featuring cuddling with puppies, drinking hot cocoa, lying on the pavement in the fetal position, group screams at Yale University, as well as a wide variety of other reprehensible deeds whose actions were reminiscent of those we use to call brats.  In the You Tube below, you can see their leader setting the tone for immature meltdowns:

HILLARY CRYING UNCONTROLLABLY ALL NIGHT PROTESTS AND WHAT DEMOCRAT STANDS FOR

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Red States:  It is realized within this group that “All lives matter.”  There is a desire to keep taxes down as much as possible, and keep governing to a minimum, thus allowing our citizenry to make their decisions on the local level.  The failed Obamacare is rightly interpreted as unconstitutional.  The evangelicals are still found in the heartland and have great influence in the red states.  82% of evangelicals voted Republican.  There is a desire to curb the immigration of illegals and those who would seek the harm of our nation.  Abortion is rightly interpreted as pure unadulterated murder.  The Judeo Christian ethic upon which our country was founded, is greatly esteemed and respected.  Sanctuary cities are seen in a very negative light, and as a method to harbor criminals.  Patriotism is a positive trait, and the flag is raised as we love God and Country.  The flag is esteemed and adored, not burned and trampled upon.  There is no hatred for the LGBT Community; yet they are seen as living a perverted lifestyle, totally contrary to the will of God.  Public restrooms should remain the way they have always been – for men and for women period.  Marriage is ONLY between one man and one woman.  Muslims are welcome to America insofar that they submit to our Constitution and do not attempt to implement Sharia Law.  Since this scenario is very unlikely, the immigration of Muslims to the United States of America will always be a difficult issue.  Second amendment rights are endorsed, and afford protection for our citizenry.  It is a well established fact that where people are allowed to carry arms, there is less crime.  The United States Constitution is fully endorsed, and is seen as representing the very law upon which our nation and government were built.  The Brexit decision in Great Britain is greatly appreciated, as Britain decided they do not desire allegiance and unity with the European Union.  The New World Order (NWO) is interpreted as the enemy of the sovereignty of the United States of America.  Many nations in the United Nations are Islamic, and a danger to our beliefs as Americans.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observed as a political football that carries a huge bureaucratic agenda with it.  (i.e. Taxing farmers hundreds and even thousands of dollars for each cow they own, and heavily taxing the land that animals graze on, etc., etc., etc.)  The citizens of the red states are saddened when their candidates lose the election, yet do not enter the riot or self pity mode, or threaten to somehow usurp the election results.

Yes, there is a deep chasm running through our nation, and two totally opposing world views.  Will they eventually threaten the unity of our United States?

Pastor Steve

Pray For Revival In America! 

The 2016 Presidential Elections

This is an election where we have focused on many other sideshows at the expense of ignoring the main issues at hand.  Yes, Donald Trump can be bombastic and speaks too condescendingly towards many persons.  And oh yes, Hillary Clinton is more crooked than a winding road.  May we lay this all aside and carefully examine the issues.  I find that as I examine their beliefs, my choice on who to vote for as an evangelical Christian is not difficult in the least:

 Hillary Clinton is pro choice (Pro abortion), supports Roe vs. Wade, loves Planned Parenthood, and believes that a mother has the “right” to butcher her unborn baby up until the point of birth.  Donald Trump is pro life and believes the baby is a child and not a choice.  [Roe vs. Wade and abortion has accounted for the lives of nearly 60,000,000 unborn babies.  These deplorable acts have already destroyed this nation, as well as an entire generation!  It reminds me of the child sacrifice established by the Southern Kingdom’s wicked King Manasseh who offered children to the god Moloch.  Abortion is no different, and has sacrificed an entire generation to recreational sex, convenience and selfishness.]  

Hillary Clinton vacillates on our second amendment rights.  It is interesting that the cities with the most restrictive gun laws (Chicago), also have the most murders since people cannot defend themselves.  Donald Trump is fully endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) which is unusual, because endorsing a candidate is a new precedent for them.  Trump believes fully in the right to bear arms that our Constitution guarantees.

Hillary Clinton believes the government instituted health insurance plan known as The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be honed and modified.  The premiums have nearly doubled from the time it started.  Donald Trump believes this unconstitutional and failed government health insurance should be totally abolished.  

Hillary Clinton stands on the Democratic Platform that states that “Black Lives Matter.”  Of course they do, but so do all other lives matter.  Donald Trump boldly supports our constitution, our nation’s laws, and the safety of our police officers throughout our country.  Nor is he afraid to call radical Islam what it is, and spell out our need to subdue it. 

Hillary Clinton believes in open borders, i.e. The New World Order.  When anyone is allowed to enter, and in many cases not to understand, believe in or submit to American values, you no longer have America.  Hillary incredibly desires to allow over 600,000 Syrian “refugees” and more into our nation!  Look what these same Syrian “refugees” did to Europe in 2015.  Donald Trump believes that our immigrants must be carefully screened and checked, and not allow to enter by the hundreds of thousands at once.  Furthermore, he wants to protect our nation from dangerous Mexican drug cartels and others who seek our harm.  The thousands of border guards in America, have for the first time endorsed a presidential candidate in Donald Trump.

Donald Trump and the Republican Party, have nothing to do with the rallies and campaigns of the Democrats.  Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have deliberately sent agitators to Trump’s rallies (Chicago and many other cities) in order to create turmoil and paint Trump as a rabble rouser.

Hillary Clinton created Isis through leaving a vacuum in the Middle East, and wants to “keep an eye” on them.  Unlike Hillary, Donald Trump calls the enemy “Radical Islam” and desires to crush Isis.

Hillary’s foreign policy has been a consummate meltdown.  She and President Obama, as mentioned, created Isis.  Hillary established the anemic reset button with Russia, and as he runs roughshod over Eastern Europe, Vladimir Putin lacks respect for Hillary and Obama.  She is responsible for four deaths in Benghazi, Libya, as she lied, lied, lied about a “film,” that caused the deplorable act rather than the terrorism that really occurred.  She ignored six hundred requests by ambassador Christopher Stevens for assistance in Benghazi!  Her actions in Syria through the weak “thin red line” policy, and enabling Iran to become a nuclear power, were more lose, lose actions for America.  Donald Trump desires to support, and not kill our veterans.  He desires to build up our military, following Ronald Reagan’s strategy of peace through strength.  Trump desires to “Make America Great Again.”

Trump promises the largest tax cut for the middle class since that of Ronald Reagan.  Hillary’s policy on taxes, is the classic Democratic platform of “tax and spend.”

Hillary Clinton follows the Democratic philosophy and beliefs of President Obama, in the so called “transgender” use of either restroom in a public facility, depending on who the tormented soul(s) believes they are on any given day.  Hillary, of course, like Obama, have both “expanded” their understanding of marriage between a man and a woman, to gay and lesbian “marriages.”  They both formerly stated that marriage is only between one man and one woman.  Hillary Clinton will say anything in order to get elected.  Donald Trump believes marriage should only be between one man and one woman.    

We could continue with many other issues, yet those above make an easy decision for me at the ballot box.  I will vote for the one who desires to drain the swamp in Washington. D.C. 

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As I finished this article on October 21, Trump is dramatically closing the polling gap in many places throughout the country, WikiLeaks is exposing tens of thousands more of Hillary’s emails and will release more before the elections, and an informal poll taken by the Peace River Shopper in Desoto County, Florida has Trump at 92% and Hillary at 8%.  (a conservative area)  Other polls throughout America have Trump even or with a slight lead as well.  I believe debate number three had the effect of revealing the dangerous position America will be in if Hillary is elected president.  Pray without ceasing and vote.  Pastor Steve 

 

American Renewal Project

THE STATE OF THE UNION
“Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the Lord understand all.”
 Proverbs 28:5
The Protestant Reformation taught that the Bible, not reason, serves as the ultimate source of truth. Natural law can instruct us, but if left unaided by grace and by special revelation (Scripture), then reason will lead us astray. Solomon advises that evil men have no insight into the boundaries prescribed by Wisdom, but those who seek the Lord understand all things. Those who possess Biblical wisdom have “understanding,” i.e., intellectual clarity informed by moral discernment.
Question: How many of the current U.S. Supreme Court Justices operate upon a foundation Biblical wisdom? If not, it is to their detriment, practicing jurisprudence while relying on one’s own intellect and ignoring Biblical wisdom. They have put themselves at odds with the Living God with their June 2015 pronouncement about same-sex intercourse and marriage. Jehovah is not a passive spectator. These fools with their inattention to Jehovah’s directives have put the nation in the dead center of judgment. Do these judicial gods think in the end that they will override God and His established order? They will not.
Earthbound mortals cannot thwart His will and purposes. The wicked, who renounce and/or disregard His rule are obviously fools.” -Bruce Waltke*

 

God ranks righteousness above sacrifice and ethics above secular legal theorem. The choice is simple: “God says” or “Man says.” But Christians will never knuckle under to the foisting of homosexual marriage on America, and Jehovah God will take care of His elect.

As the Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christian constituency tucked tail and ran from the public square over the last century, their absence reveals impacted our constitutional republic, for “the life of the community will be influenced for good or evil depending on which class has the upper hand.“** As a result of our disengagement from the public square, America is being led by a man who purposely lied about his position on same-sex marriage. To be elected in 2008, Barack Obama said “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian–for me–for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.  God’s in the mix.”*** The shame is that then-Senator Barack Obama was willing to commit a premeditated, blatant lie for such a very small consideration. God is not impressed that Obama holds the title as the 44th President of the United States, He is interested in his character and the integrity of his word.

As a result of President Obama’s unconstitutional Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda– bypassing Constitutional government and the Congress to impose his immoral agenda–he has demonstrated that he is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. It’s not just that he has robbed America of a Constitutional Republic, but that he does it without any sense of shame or guilt. Alas, America is receiving the kind of statesman it deserves. Having removed the teaching of virtue, righteousness, and character from public education curriculum for the last half-century, America is no longer tied to the epistemological foundation laid by America’s Founders.
 
Let me say one final word on President Obama’s stewardship of the nation. Solomon instructed, “Scorners set a city aflame, but the wise turn away anger” (Proverbs 29:8). Barnes’ Notes on the Bible explains “scornful men“: “The men who head political or religious revolutions, who inflame (literally as in the margin) the minds of the people against the powers that be.” Obama foolishly exacerbates every difficult and delicate situation in the nation, demonstrating that he is the antithesis of the spiritually wise. Dr. Bruce K. Waltke notes about such a scornful man: “He has a genius for invective and denigration that impresses the gullible as long as he has his way. He opens his big mouth and, unleashing the tensions and strains in a community, he sets the whole nation aflame and destroys it.” 
 
WHERE ARE WE HEADING?

 

Let’s be specific, a nation which makes a habit of shedding blood-55 million babies terminated since Roe vs. Wade took effect in 1973-has no place to turn for help. “A man [nation] that is laden with the blood of any person shall hasten his steps unto the pit; none will support him” (Proverbs 28:17). The stockpiling of wealth by Planned Parenthood as they profit from the murder of unborn babies, and the anemic Republican leadership of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner last fall in overturning President Obama’s veto of these grisly acts, is incompatible with “righteousness that exalts the nation” (Proverbs 14:34). The murder of unborn children is leading to a sentence of death to the nation by Jehovah (Ezekiel 18:13).

 

What is the antidote to the wholesale slaughter of children in America, and the exaltation and normalization of same-sex intercourse and marriage? Confession of sin. “He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).

We need divine mercy, and a Gideon or Rahab to make a stand.


David Lane
American Renewal Project
  • *Bruce K. Waltke, Proverbs

2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 38

Terry James    ~    This End-Times Bubble

What is coming down the pike?  We are living in times unlike any other in the history of mankind.  We are approaching the end of this dispensation of man’s history.  This is an exciting time for the Christian, as we look forward to being with the Lord Jesus Christ.  We have a bubble that is building unlike any other time in church history, where the Lord will soon call the church home and the tribulation will begin.  Jesus spoke extensively about this in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24).

Three major things that are happening-

1) There is a war like atmosphere everywhere, yet the end times have not yet commenced.

2) Anti Semitism is growing in Israel and reaching a new high in hatred of the Jewish people.  Many blame the Jews for all of the problems in the world.  Arabic nations want to destroy Israel and wipe her off the map.

3)The economy is in a bubble.  Our 18 trillion dollar debt is another bubble that is building, and it cannot ever be paid off.  Why do things keep going?  Why has it not yet burst?  We do not know.  It does not quite yet appear to be the Lord’s timing.

Deception In Government-

Deception in government rules the day.  Our leaders are deceptive beyond belief.  President Obama promised to have the most transparent government of all time, and it has turned out to be the opposite.  In “Fast and Furious,” our government intentionally gave guns to criminals in order to attack our second amendment rights.  Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) promised that we could keep our doctor and that the health insurance would be affordable.  The premiums are high, the benefits are less, and one does not keep their doctor.  Nancy Pelosi did not want anyone to see the proposal until it was passed.  The bill had to be passed before congress could see what was in it!  Deceptive governing is proliferating across the United States and across the world.  We were lied to about Benghazi, that the terrorism was over a movie maker.  Obama lied and said:  “I did not set a red line in Syria.”  Obama claimed Isis was a mere JV team and nothing to be concerned about.  Hours prior to the recent massacre in Paris, he again claimed that “Isis was not a threat.”  The IRS conducted illegal wiretaps in order to get at the enemies of this administration.  The VA scandal has led to the deplorable treatment of our war veterans.

Apostasy And False Teachers Arise-

The end times will feature seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.  Speaking lies with hypocrisy, and having their consciences seared with a hot iron.  The emerging church is filled with people who are not born again believers.  They are compromising with various faiths that say Jesus Christ is not the one and only way for salvation (universalism).  Examples are Joel Osteen, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Kenneth Copeland, Frederick Price, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Robert Schuller and Rick Warren.

Major Crises Building-

Societal and Cultural Wickedness Abounds.  Homosexuality, gay marriage.  How much more “without natural affection” could you get after gay marriage?  One man and one woman for life is thrown out the window.  Abortion.  The government endorses the killing of unborn babies- 55 million since Roe vs. Wade in 1973.  Men shall be fierce.  The black community is killing itself.  Society is on the brink of imploding.

Global Economics Is On The Brink Of Sudden Cataclysm-

There is an explosive geopolitical bubble developing!  China is building their military, based on our money.  Iran and Russia represent a major signal of the end.  Ezekiel 38-39  Persia meets Magog.  Many other nations will join with them against Israel.

The Uniting States Of Antichrist-

666.  The nations will give power to the beast.  The European Union will produce the Antichrist and his regime for the Great Tribulation and the last seven years of human history.  There will be a revived Roman Empire, the ten toes mentioned in Daniel chapter 2.

1)The European Union

2)The North American Union

3)The South American Union

4)The African Union

5)The Eurasian Union (Russia-Belarus Union)

6)The Mediterranean Union

7)The Gulf Cooperation Council (Arab States of the Gulf)

8)The South Asian Association

9)The Asia Pacific Union

10)The Caribbean Community

This is all in the making.  This bubble keeps building.  Our economic bubble will soon collapse.  We cannot keep printing money forever.  The banks will soon charge us to keep our money in them!  There is a lot of desire throughout the world, to drop the American dollar as an international commodity.

“When these things begin to come to take place, stand up and lift your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

God’s people are still here- THAT is why these things have not yet happened.  The rapture will burst the bubble, and open up the flood gates for the Antichrist and Great Tribulation.

 

The Media And Press Are Full Of Lies, And Here Is Yet Another:

Proud supporters of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

This above sentence was simply a copy and paste, located where I obtained information from the search engine Google today.  It states that Google is a proud supporter of this day.  Where did this day come from?  Sounds like a United Nations decision, coming from a subcommittee chaired by Barack Hussein Obama.   We now have an “International Day” against the “fear” of homosexuals and transgenders.  I mean the word phobia is a synonym for the word fear, correct?  Earth to our international liberal press:  Christians who are born from above do NOT fear people living perverted lifestyles and claiming they were “born that way.”  We believe this lifestyle is what the Bible calls “sin.”  Yes, I know this is an antiquated word, but the Bible is full of verses in both the Old and New Testaments that not only call these lifestyles sinful, but they are also referred to as abominations in the sight of the Lord.  One must either repent of sin or suffer the eternal consequences just like the rest of us.  (Luke 13:3,5)

President Obama is busy, busy, busy endorsing sinful lifestyles as well.  He desires transgender bathrooms in the public school system across our nation.  He has bathed the White House in rainbow colors, endorsing the recent decisions for “Gay” Marriage from our apostate supreme court.  He just highlighted LGBT folks, rather than traditional mothers, on Mother’s Day, and has already declared June to be a month to recognize “Gay” marriages.  This, of course, was done in order to enhance the understanding of those narrow minded people who equate June with merely traditional marriages.

Whenever I see the president on the news (like many of you I turn him off but I cannot help but observe him striding across the lawn towards Air Force 1) he appears to be full of hubris, and enjoys trampling on Biblical morals.  Yet I see him on judgment day in my mind’s eye.  He shows no remorse for his actions.  He loves what he is doing to our Christian values.  I see an eternity filled with the “weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, where the worm never dies and the fire is never quenched.”  He has no fear of God whatsoever, and seemingly enjoys dragging entire nations down with him.  The same can be said for Satan.  He thinks he will have some kind of great legacy.  Whenever I observe him, all I see is worm food.  We will all reap what we sow.  [Whereas President Obama seems to believe he is “hot stuff,” on the other hand, I believe given the direction he is heading, without repentance, some day he indeed will be “hot stuff.”]

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Note:  All prominent internet providers are extremely liberal- Yahoo, Google, Facebook, etc., etc.  If you have spent any time at these sites, I am sure you have already realized this.  A great majority of Americans do not believe the press.

Apostasy Is Becoming Prevalent In The Church

2 Thessalonians 2:3 King James Version (KJV)

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

 

Matthew 24:24

 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

APOSTASY  …is when the belief system of the fallen world enters the church.  What was recently called sexual perversion is the new normal.  Today’s America is like ancient Sodom.  Sodom was so apostate that Sodomites even attempted to rape angels, even after the Sodomites were blinded!  [What is mind boggling is the naivety of people today, who seem to believe we are exempt from God’s judgment from our sanctifying of sodomy!  There is absolutely no fear of God.  Keep in mind that we have so much more light than the ancient Sodomites, yet we wink at this hideous abomination.  Judgment is coming very soon.]  Our president and the supreme court have been working on sanctifying “gay” marriage, and promoting the LGBT movement for years with great success.  After the supreme court’s recent vote to allow these “marriages,” the White House was bathed in rainbow colors, thus displaying their consummate approval and endorsement of this decision.  Most Christian leaders realize that the next step for those who practice these abominations, is for them to demand acceptance within the church.  Many mainline churches will have no worries, because they have already gone apostate.  So much for freedom of religion.  Church members are scrambling to change their by laws as to what constitutes a Biblical marriage, who can use the restrooms, etc., etc.  Make no mistake, those who oppose the New World Order (NWO) will eventually have their land and buildings confiscated, and their churches dissolved, unless the Lord intervenes.  The Bible tells us in Daniel 7:25 that the Antichrist will change our laws.  I cannot imagine a greater change than to turn God’s plan for marriage on its’ head.  We have usurped 6,000 years of human history and standards for morality and made a total mockery of God’s ideal for marriage and family.  Many mainline Christian churches have already accepted these life styles which means that the Lord has taken His candlestick out from among them.  Wherever apostasy prevails, the Holy Spirit leaves.  In North Carolina, people who oppose the rights of the LGBT crowd to use the public restrooms are referred to as hateful.  Who would like their nine year old child to enter a public restroom with one who believes they are a man today and a woman tomorrow?  Anyone who stands for Biblical, traditional and normal values is labeled as hateful and phobic.  Churches are becoming less bold and even timid about confronting these issues.                                                                                          Tran bathroom abuse

This photo is taken from Lloyd’s of Rochester blog site

Acceptance of sexual unions outside of God’s parameters is a huge sign that the church age may be winding down.  If this is the case, then apocalyptic events like the rapture of the church and the Great Tribulation could be right around the corner.  So what should be our attitude given these circumstances?  Should we be sad or glad?  The Bible has the answer:

Luke 21:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 This is the blessed hope of the church.  Maranatha, the Lord is coming!

John MacArthur Covers The Hot Button Issues Of Our Day

In a day of heresy and watered down Gospel, it is great to know there still are handful of sentinels on the wall.  John MacArthur stands firmly on the Bible (sola scriptura) in the first video.  He does not mince words.  He whisks off liberal and apostate theologians by simply standing on the Word of God.  In the second video, John MacArthur reveals the true terrorists in America- the United States Supreme Court.  They sanctioned the murder of millions of unborn babies since Roe vs. Wade, and recently unleashed a travesty upon our nation that has never existed in mans’ history!  So called “Gay,” same sex marriage.  Rarely is the truth espoused so plainly today anywhere in the public arena.  If you truly love the Lord and His Word, then like me you would realize that MacArthur’s Bible is a sword and not a butter knife.  The true barometer of a man’s spiritual metal is where he stands with the volatile, hot button issues of the day. 

Where Does Rick Warren Stand On So Called “Gay” Marriage?

Well, It All Depends To Whom He Is Speaking With…

It is one thing for a seasoned politician to equivocate.  We expect it.  But for an ordained Southern Baptist minister to trample on theological truths and reverse himself in order to accommodate his respective audiences tells me all I need to know about him.  Hear for yourself:

Strike the red picture code below to see pictures of Saddleback megachurch  pastor Rick Warren and sodomite pop singer Elton John holding hands:

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/26e7FOby4UF/Sir+Elton+John+Testifies+Congress+Urge/FXCZuh7dsDQ/Rick+Warren

Rick Warren unites with Elton John in order to “fight” AIDES, yet fails to share the Gospel with this lost soul.  Is there any end to the apostasy of Rick Warren?  How much evidence does one need in order to determine that Rick Warren is an apostate and heretical teacher?  He was mentored by well known universalist Robert Schuller.  Rick Warren recently held hands with admitted homosexual Elton John as they fought against AIDES together, rather than warn him about the eternal consequences for unrepentant Sodomites.  Then incredibly Rick Warren said that:  “If they kissed, it would be the kiss heard around the world.”  Rick Warren allies himself with Muslim clericals and leaders, attempting to harmonize the truth of Christianity with a lie.  The merger false religion is known as Chrislam.  Rick Warren calls the pope “our pope” and reveals his appreciation for the teachings of Catholicism, thus trampling on the blood of the martyrs and the entire Protestant Reformation.  Rick Warren believes he is the leader of, and we are at the threshold of a new “reformation,” and has presented his well known world wide “Peace Plan.”  No wonder he never mentions end times Bible prophecy and the millennium that not he, but Jesus Christ will bring.  (Emerging Church pastors never mention end times prophecy, and eschatological/apocalyptic events that are soon to come.  Wise people should ask why is this?  Think).  Rick Warren’s purpose driven books feature a watered down, convoluted, anemic, partial and apostate “salvation,” and omit any mention of sin, hell, damnation, God’s wrath, judgment and the need for repentance in order to be truly saved.  At President Obama’s first inaugural, Rick Warren prayed to Isa, the Islamic name for Jesus Christ as a mere prophet, and not the only begotten Son of God.  …and now Rick Warren is waffling and vacillating, and revealing an acceptance of sodomy, which God calls an abomination (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Romans 1:26-27).  He has a forked tongue:  When speaking with Christians he says marriage is for one man and one woman.  Then he pulled a one eighty on Larry King so as not to offend homosexuals.  The list and record of Rick Warren’s atrocities could go on and on, but this cross section alone certainly reveals Rick Warren to be a false prophet.  What are my thoughts in reference to his teachings and beliefs?  He may be America’s pastor but he will never be mine.

Amos 3:3  “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”  (KJV)

II Corinthians 6:14  “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?  and what communion hath light with darkness?”   (KJV)

One with God is a majority…

Franklin Graham Warns Of God’s Wrath On President Obama And America Because Of “Gay” Marriage

 

Franklin Graham blasts Obama for ‘gay marriage’ ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Rev. Franklin Graham couldn’t disagree more with President Barack Obama’s declaration of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling as being a “victory for America,” contending the commander-in-chief will be judged for leading the nation’s moral defeat.

What event most reflects America’s monumental shift away from God’s moral code? (Poll Closed)
Removal of Bible, prayer from America’s classrooms  43.8%  (2,515 votes)  

 

Legalization of abortion on demand  11.34%  (651 votes)  

 

Election – and re-election – of Barack Obama  14.58%  (837 votes)  

 

Forcing of ‘gay marriage’ on all 50 states  30.28%  (1,739 votes)  

 

 

Total Votes: 5,742
 

Friday’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to legalize same-sex ‘marriage’ on a national scale spurred Billy Graham’s son to reflect on the president’s tireless pursuit to make homosexual behavior mainstream in America, asserting that he will be held responsible for leading the country on its sinful course.

“God will judge him and us as a nation if we don’t repent,” the younger Graham posted on his Facebook page.

Change is indeed upon us …

Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), then agreed with a proclamation Obama made at a White House Gay Pride event shortly before the ruling.

“’There has been an incredible shift in attitudes across the country,’” Graham quoted Obama, noting that he was categorically right, before clarifying that the shift was nothing to celebrate. “But it is definitely not a shift for the good of America.”

The North Carolina-based Christian leader explained that the changes taking place in America are indicative of its falling away from God, which will invoke its demise as a nation.

“The shift in attitudes he refers to is the moral decline we are seeing manifest daily around us,” Graham wrote, referring to Americans’ growing proclivity to embrace a Leftist immoral agenda — rather than stand by God’s moral code.

He noted that Americans are now not only tolerating behaviors declared as sin in the Bible — they are celebrating them, while encouraging those who have led the revolt against biblical morality to keep up the “good” fight for “equality.”

“Accepting wrong as right — accepting sin as something to be proud of — yes, that’s definitely a shift,” Graham stressed.

The world-renowned American evangelist then repeated Obama’s earlier declaration of thanks to the LGBT community for transforming the moral fabric of the U.S.

“A lot of what we’ve accomplished over these last six and a half years has been because of you,” Obama told homosexual activists who have been successfully lobbying the White House to enforce their agenda nationwide.

Billy Graham’s son went on to remark that the president’s gratitude and attribution given to the sexual libertine movement is anything but a shocker.

“Should we be surprised that he thanked the LGBT community for all that they had helped him accomplish during his time as president?” he rhetorically asked.

While championing his administration’s ongoing effort to forward the LGBT agenda, Obama touted the fact he raised the number of states that legalized same-sex marriage from two when he was inaugurated as president in 2009 to 37 just before Friday’s  SCOTUS decision to legalize it nationwide. Graham concluded that this accomplishment the president boasted about will ultimately result in disaster for all Americans in one shape or form.

“The President is leading this nation on a sinful course, and God will judge him and us as a nation if we don’t repent,” the leader of BGEA warned.

Championing liberty … or rationalizing sin?

SCOTUS Justice Anthony M. Kennedy declared the reasoning behind the 5-to-4 decision, claiming that a right to homosexual marriage is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Kennedy wrote, representing the majority’s ruling. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

Agreeing with Kennedy, Obama argued that the decision was nothing less than a monumental win for a new “civil rights movement.”

“[The decision is a] victory for America,” Obama announced. “When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.”

Ignoring the writing on the wall next door

Back in 2005, neighboring Canada started federally mandating same-sex marriage — one year after Massachusetts became the first state in the U.S. to legalize the controversial union in 2004. Warning about the changes that would take place north of the border beginning in 2005, Graham predicted that the freedom of speech, religion and press would decline on a grand scale, alerting America that the same would be experienced if it took the same path.

Recently, the global evangelist updated America about the federally enforced persecution Canadians now face for holding to their family values rooted in the Bible concerning “gay” marriage.

“[In Canada] if you say or write anything questioning same-sex marriage, you could face discipline, termination of employment or prosecution by the government!” Graham recently expressed on his Facebook page before the SCOTUS ruling, according to the Christian Post. “We need to realize that if our Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage the law in the United States, we will be in the same boat.”

The outspoken evangelical leader then warned that America will soon embark into a new era of diminishing liberties that should be protected by the Constitution, particularly when it comes to religious expression concerning same-sex marriage and family values.

“Will the next step be to ban us from speaking God’s truth from His Word about this issue?” Graham asked.

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2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 19

Cris Putnam  ~  Same Sex Marriage And The Dividing Line, Part II

 

This issue in America is painting Christians in a corner.  Homosexuality seems to leveled against conservative evangelicals.  The Presbyterian Church USA, The Episcopal Church, and Evangelical Lutherans not only accept homosexuality, but put homosexual pastors in front of their churches.  At President Obama’s inauguration, there was an openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson.  Gene recently divorced his gay partner and husband.  People do not understand what TOLERANCE means.  As Christians, we should tolerate and love homosexuals, but we do NOT tolerate ideas and sinful lifestyles that are clearly opposed to the will of God.  In other words we tolerate people but not ideas.  The LGBT agenda, however, is the group that is intolerant.

John 16:2  King James Version (KJV)

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

II Thessalonians 2:3  King James Version (KJV)

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2 Timothy 4:3-4  King James Version (KJV)

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

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A pastor in Canada was ordered to never preach from Romans 1 again.  He was fined $10,000 for speaking against homosexuality, and causing pain and suffering.  That is right around the corner in the United States, and is already happening.  The lesbian mayor of Houston ordered subpoenas for the sermons of five pastors.  This was overturned in court but lets one know where we are headed.  This same mindset is likewise entrenched in Europe as well.

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Tom Horn’s book “Blood On The Altar” refers to the divided church in America:

Mainline Protestant

  • Episcopal
  • Evangelical Lutheran (ELCA)
  • Presbyterian USA (PCUSA)
  • United Methodist
  • United Church Of Christ

Conservative Evangelical

  • Southern Baptist
  • Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
  • Presbyterian Church Of America
  • Assemblies Of God

More people overall are becoming pagan.  The good news is that liberal churches are dying and evangelical churches are growing.  Liberal churches desire to deemphasize sin and bring the world into the church.  They make strides towards universalism.  Rob Bell believes in gay marriage.  Rob Bell was seen as a solid evangelical a decade ago and is now a theological liberal.

The Bible is clear that homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom Of God.  Several verses are listed below.

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.”  -H. Richard Niebuhr

What’s the big deal?

  • Homosexuality is against the created order.
  • God’s moral character is immutable.
  • The New Testament forbids homosexual acts.
  • Jesus affirmed traditional marriage as a sacred symbol of His marriage to the church upon His return.

The Created Order-

Mark 10:6-9  King James Version (KJV)

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

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Homosexuals cannot procreate since it is not natural or biologically feasible.  Children are raised better when they have both a male and female role model.
The Created Order
  • Marriage has a natural teleology
  • It is something we describe
  • It is not something we define
  • Marriage is not a cultural construct

 

God’s Immutable Moral Character

Leviticus 20:13  New King James Version (NKJV)

13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

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Leviticus 11:10  King James Version (KJV)

10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

 

People argue that the laws against homosexuality are no different than what kind of fish one can eat.  There are different kinds of OT laws- 1)civil, 2)ceremonial and 3)moral.  Homosexuality is a moral law.  It cannot be compared to a verse from Leviticus that says you cannot eat shrimp.  God’s moral laws do not change but civil laws do change.

Romans 1:26-27  King James Version (KJV)

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

New Testament Clarity
1 Corinthians 6:8-9  Lexham English Bible (LEB)But you wrong and defraud, and do this to brothers!Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners,

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Marriage Supper Of the Lamb
Revelation 19:6-8  English Standard Version (ESV)

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,

“Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God
    the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
    and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
    and his Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself
    with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Jesus compares the marriage of a man and a woman, to His marriage with the church.  Any other relationship is blasphemy.

Marriage has always been defined throughout history as a relationship between a man and a woman.

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Today’s diversion is equality.  Gay marriage has nothing to do with equality.  The only thing this entire issue is about is to redefine what marriage is.  Homosexuals already have the same rights as anyone else.  He does not want equal rights…. he wants rights that no one ever had before.  This is not about equality at all.  They tried to adopt the language of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s and apply the language to themselves.  We are not talking about equality, we are talking about redefining marriage.  Not all discrimination is bad!  We do not allow an adult to marry a small child.  We do not allow polygamy.  Blind people are not given drivers licenses.  Discrimination is making a distinction.  What they are saying is that there is no distinction between God’s plan for marriage and gay marriage.  There is an obvious distinction- procreation, families and children. 

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The Hate Crime Laws of 2009 have made LGBT and others a specially protected group of people.  

Two years ago, a Christian photographer  in New Mexico was sued for thousands of dollars, putting him out of business, because he refused to take pictures at a lesbian wedding.  This is a precedent for anyone with a business.  The same thing is happening over wedding cakes for these events.  They want to force Christians to approve of these relationships and celebrate their “weddings.”  This is where we are headed.  Even some Christians approve of this apostasy.  In Idaho, Christian pastors were nearly forced to marry gay couples.  The pastors were sued, but narrowly won this case.  In California it is law that one can use the male or female restrooms from day to day, depending how you feel on that particular day.