This pastor died about 4 years ago. I had several correspondences with him over the years. God used him to help me with some different questions that came up about matters I had come across. His books and sermons helped me with my life and living. I am looking fwd to seeing him someday. I know he is beside himself right now, seeing what he had taught and preached about for 60+ years. FAITH NO LONGER REQUIRED.
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The following pastor is named Lawson. He was brought to my attention about a year ago. Filled a gap that the one ref above left when he died. Really good stuff and his heart is right. He keeps up with everything going on whether politics, technology and the accelerating of degeneration here and the world.
For some of you, this will be a WORLD of difference because you’ve never came across such a thing.
“It makes sense that witchcraft and the occult would rise as society becomes increasingly postmodern,” author Julie Roys, formerly of Moody Radio, told the Christian Post. “The rejection of Christianity has left a void that people, as inherently spiritual beings, will seek to fill.”
Roys added that witchcraft is especially attractive to Millenials because it has been “effectively repackaged.”
“No longer is witchcraft and paganism satanic and demonic,” said Roys. “[I]t’s a ‘pre-Christian tradition’ that promotes ‘free thought’ and ‘understanding of earth and nature.'”
Author and Christian radio (“My Faith Radio”) host Carmen FowlerLaBerge, referencing the Quartz data, tweeted last month, “As mainline Protestantism continues its devolution, the U.S. witch population is rising astronomically. There may now be more Americans who identify as practicing witches, 1.5 mil, than there are members of mainline Presbyterianism (PCUSA) 1.4 mil.”
- perversion of the English translation by the works of such men as Hort, Westcott, Metzger & Nestles.
- Darwin’s repackaging and rebranding of evolution
- Development of so-called higher learning for Christian ministers
- The embracing of the works of Hort, Westcott, Metzger & Nestles in the so-called Christian universities and colleges.
- Development of so-called scholarly subjects as higher-criticism, textual criticism, Greek 1, 2, 3, Greek exegesis, Greek syntax, readings in Greek literature, likewise path of study of & in Hebrew…
- The development of “Christian” leaders who no longer believe that God”s word is inerrant, the Lord Jesus Christ is God the Son, propitiation, atonement, etc.
- Such Christian leaders go out in the nation and infect local churches across the nation.
- Steps 3-6 increase not only in volume but in the depths of apostasy
- So called bible perversions (well over 150 since 1900) that further attack the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Trinity, etc
- The members of local churches have their soul vexed by the continuous bombardment in step 7 & 8
- Their souls get vexed further by their enjoyment of television, movies, entertainment.
- And to now rush to the conclusion…. the rejection of Christianity because the majority of churches and their ministers are steeped in apostasy.
A lot of times people who think Christianity is just another tale created by…. for…. (You can fill in what you have heard as well or what you may usually say) also state that they are “open-minded”. In reference to religion or spirituality they either believe _____ or don’t believe in anything at all because they go by “facts”, you know things they can “see” and “verify”. Faith? No room for it. “I got it see it and touch it” is a common phrase. One can punch holes in the logic of the so-called reason but then it doesn’t accomplish too much (to the best of my knowledge).
Recently I have changed my approach. Now I simply state something and let the Holy Spirit work on them when He feels there is good opportunity.
Here’s the gist:
“Ok – you are open-minded, that is good. Since you are open-minded and we are talking about something that does have eternal consequences you should try this.
After all, you are open-minded and no harm will come of it.
Starting today read one chapter in the Gospel of John per day. Before you read it simply say “God if You are there and this info is true please show me and if I need to be saved please show me.”
That’s it. Something that will take about five minutes a day for 21 days.
Now add them to your prayer list.
A lot of haters out there in the the “love-people” who are so “open-minded” when in ref to those against/unhappy with the Supreme Court’s decision last Friday.
I am glad Christians live under grace and not under the Law because no one can be saved and redeemed by the Law (Romans 2:12, 3:20-21; Galatians 2:21, 3:11 KJV: I can’t vouch for the other translations) (Sentence for those who want to quote the vast number of rules for the Jews in the OT.)
Disagreeing with the decision and with so-much of what is norm in society doesn’t (or at least shouldn’t) come with hate/venom and I hope what I wrote wasn’t misconstrued as such. I actually only had grief, concern and troubled-spirit when I wrote it. I am aware that a trick or SOP for the people referenced in the first sentence of this post is to call sincere objectors – haters. I can say/write I do not hate those who celebrate the decision on Friday. I do know – with certainty – it is all a spiritual battle.
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 2:10-16 KJV) don’t
So yes proper judgement is expected of the Christian. As the old saying goes “We are to be fruit-inspectors”. And don’t forget “by their fruits you shall know them” (Matthew 7:20) – and btw, Jesus did say that.
An interesting and sobering article posted this past Friday on the Time’s website. While I do not equate so-called orthodox Christianity with anything resembling Roman Catholicism, I do agree with the gist of the article. In my opinion we are now finally officially Sodom and Gomorrah and this is not the place where Bible believing Christians will be welcomed. I have posted in the past about the meticulous plans to warp this country as well as posts on the very real reality that we are involved in a spiritual war that is far more devastating than Isis, Taliban, Nazis and whomever else you can throw into the mix. Those organizations are puppets for the grand evil master-mind who has but one goal: the eternal destruction of every human soul he can get his grip on. Flight of fantasy on my part? Ladies and gentlemen I can not articulate just how bad and real it is NOR how much WORSE it is going to get here and throughout the world.
If you are identified by the world as a Christian you need to consider somethings about your life going forward. Bullseyes are being zeroed in. This is not melodramatics. Do you really stand on your convictions and beliefs? Whatever the cost?
“Why in the world are you linking gloom and doom to the USA’s Supreme Court equating homosexuals getting same-sex marriage Constitutional protection of a right?” Simple because blatant sin is being officially approved as “good”, “normal”, even “righteous”. That is completely contrary to the word of God and I and many others try to live our lives aligned and obedient to God’s word. No we are not perfect but we also don’t give up.
By the way, it was not an accident that the homosexual movement branded themselves with the rainbow. The rainbow was the first sign God gave to the human race when He promised Noah that He would never again destroy the earth with water. It is a sign for remembrance of the covenant God made with Noah and all future descendants of the human race. Trust me, it was no accident.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
One more further word of warning; do you remember what God says living in Sodom & Gomorrah did Lot?
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds)
(2 Peter 2:4-8)