THIS I BELIEVE

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
Jesus

“Lord, whatever it takes to get me from what I am and where I am, do it!” It was the summer of 1984 and I was in desperate trouble. I remember lying in bed, weeping. I cried out that prayer from some place deep in the bottom of my soul. God had broken me and there was nothing left. I was a nobody. I was nowhere. I was nothing.

Ten years later, I was a missionary in the backwoods of Venezuela, married with a small son. Today, I am retired, ministering on Facebook, teaching in my church but at odds with many people there. God’s answer to that prayer has left me at odds with the world. Being where and what God wants you to be is not an easy place to find yourself… God just does not think like most of the people you know.

This could become a book, maybe it will, but the question is, what do I believe that sets me at odds with the church? My statement of faith would offend no believer in Jesus Christ. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, it is my final authority and the answer to my every question. I have rejected the interpretations of the Bible made by many men. The Bible, to me is straightforward and plain. The Holy Spirit explains it and interprets it for me.

  1. I believe the creation story.
  2. I believe the story of the fall.
  3. I believe that Satan is the god of this world.
  4. I believe in giants, Nephilim, Gibborum, sin, and Noah’s flood.
  5. I believe the story of the Tower of Babel and that it was God himself who, for his own purposes divided mankind into tribes, and tongues, and nations…
  6. I believe the call of Abraham.
  7. I believe that God set Israel apart as a nation unto himself.
  8. I believe the stories of Egypt, captivity, and the call of Moses.
  9. I believe that the people occupying the promised land were descended from the Nephilim.
  10. I believe that there were giants in the land.
  11. I believe that God gave the Law and authored the Old Covenant.
  12. I believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, suffered, died, was buried, rose again, ascended to the Father and is coming again.
  13. I believe that I am saved by grace through faith in the Son of God.
  14. I believe that I am under grace and free from the law.
  15. I believe that I am to deny myself, die to myself, take up my cross, fix my eyes on Jesus and follow him. Doing so leaves me with no need of the law.
  16. I believe that we are in the end days, that the Tribulation is upon us and that Jesus will come for us.
  17. I believe that it is he who endures to the end who will be saved.

Where I seem to get into trouble is with Americanism, Denominational Distinctives, and commonly held fairy tales…

I believe that the American Dream and the Gospel of Jesus Christ are opposites. They are directly opposed, one to the other, and they emanate from different gods…

Jesus taught:

Matthew 10:39

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.

Mark 10:29,30

Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Luke 14:33

So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

The Declaration of Independence says:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…

This is the whole theme of Plato’s Republic in a nutshell… This is rebellion from God. This promises life and Jesus says that he who finds his life shall lose it… This says government gets its authority from the people. God says that Government gets its authority from God… This sounds so good that Christians just must believe it… Forgetting that one third of the Angels in Heaven thought Satan’s lie was too good to reject.

Anyway, these words were penned by Thomas Jefferson, a man who had the nerve to rewrite the Bible, leaving out the supernatural and any reference to the divinity of Jesus…

But most of my Christian friends are more American than Christian…

Denominational Distinctives:

Somewhere around 1986, God moved me from the Southern Baptist Church to the Church of God. This put me in a unique position to examen Denominational Distinctives from a quite different perspective. Both groups believed the same Bible but distinctly different interpretations of that Scripture, made by the founding fathers of those denominations had placed them at odds… What I discovered is that most of those distinctives, belonging to both denominations, were squabbles about insignificant matters and that they seemed to be motivated by a sincere desire to be better than the other denomination… If you can tell your parishioners that we believe this and they do not believe this, we are right and they are wrong, it is easier to keep them in the pew at your church… But, over time, these distinctives become more important than the Scriptures themselves.

Truth, taken to an extreme and believed at the exclusion of all other truth, becomes heresy. Grace that excludes all law is heresy. Law that rejects grace is heresy. With too much emphasis, Eternal Security becomes a cult. Too much emphasis on tongues and the gifts of the Spirit can build a cult. My rejection of denominational distinctives has made me the enemy of churchmen everywhere.

Fairy Tale Religion:

Few churches have escaped the curse of fairy tale religion unscathed. This religion is sold to the biblically ignorant in every church of every denomination, but some are hit harder than others…

This religion is built on a handful of incredibly good sounding promises, isolated, removed from context and ripped out of the Scripture. If you arrange those verses properly, you can sell this religion to almost anyone ignorant of the Scripture.

Precepts of Fairy Tale Religion:

  1. God is Good, He would never hurt anybody.
  2. God never judges men or nations.
  3. Do as thou wilt is the full extent of the law.
  4. Jesus will save everybody.
  5. God already forgave all your sin. Live life as you like.
  6. All things are possible with God.
  7. God can be made to do whatever you want him to do.
  8. You can manipulate God in three easy steps:
    1. Give me a large seed offering to prove your faith.
    1. Quote these verses at least a thousand times.
    1. Really believe that God is going to do what you tell him to do.
  9. If you do all those things and it does not work, it is your fault, you did not have enough faith.
  10. God can be bought if the offering is big enough.

There are a million different mixes, but this is the foundation. Some groups only believe one or two of those things. Other groups believe this and add ten more to this list. Almost every Christian I know has believed at least some of these things…

I get in a lot of trouble when I speak of the judgment of God, sin, Hell, death, and repentance.

Dominion:

One last and new conflict is this new Dominion Revival, based on new prophecies from new prophets… We saw this on full display at THE RETURN in Washington DC. This idea that God, apart from repentance, is going to save America and the world and that the Church, united with pagans of every religion, is going to take control of the earth, kill off all the bad guys and prepare the way for the Messiah…

I have not listened to it all, but most of it seemed to be baseless and unbiblical prophecy of a New Christian World Order. Promises that an unrepentant America, killing 3,000 babies every day, is going to be marvelous and unprecedented salvation of America… Everything I know of God and Scripture is calling for judgment. The idea that the church must redeem the world, install the Noahide Laws, and kill all the bad guys before Jesus can return is simply unscriptural… It is a fairy tale.

Here I quit…

David…

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David…

Kingdom of the Beast

Don’t waste your breath begging God to change that which He has promised in his Word… Prepare to endure.

Please understand. We are entering the End of the Age and the Great Tribulation… You cannot get God to cancel this… I could care less how many times you quote that verse… This is set in stone and foretold in that Bible sitting on the shelf.

Some of you know what I am talking about.

The bad guys get worse… What Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao did was bad… very bad. But that was a single nation or a group of nations… This time, it is world wide. Welcome to the Kingdom of the Beast.

God said, “Be fruitful and multiply… Take dominion.” Satan says, “There are too many people, we must kill most of them and give the planet back to nature.” The Killing fields are here.

Starvation and death are coming. They plan on killing 90%. God says that if He does not stop time, all mankind will die. He tells us that the first purge will kill 1/3 of the population. The second purge will kill 1/3 of the survivors.

They have spent years ensuring that we are absolutely dependent on government. Now, they have interrupted the supply chain. Soon, there will be no food. When the food dries up, all Hell will break loose. It will get so bad that the people will beg for a savior… a Messiah. They will continue to reject Jesus but they will get a Messiah. But, for all his promises, things will get worse… Much worse.

“Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation…”

Revelation 13:7

Please… The only answer is to be so close to God that you are carried through, you endure to the end, and you glorify Him in your death.

It will never be “NORMAL” again…

Don’t waste your breath begging God to change that which He has promised in his Word… Prepare to endure.

David…

ANGELIC DECEPTION and the Kingdom of Light

The AntiMessiah is going to blow you away by rescuing you from the evil and bad men who now rule or attempt to rule the world.

I woke up this morning to an Instagram by Dinesh D’Souza. He was pushing and selling a book, The Angels’ Portion: A Clergyman’s Whisky Narrative by Christopher Thoma. In his words, this is “A clergyman’s whisky inspired meditations on life, literature, love and transcendence.” I have neither read, nor do I intend to read that book, but it reminded me that the Kingdom of the Beast is being built by the finest and most moral of men. The AntiMessiah is going to blow you away by rescuing you from the evil and bad men who now rule or attempt to rule the world.

Please read these four Scripture passages; they form the basis for the rest of the article.

“I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.” (Jesus Christ: John 5:43)

“For false messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”(Jesus Christ: Mathew 24:24)

“He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.” (Paul, Apostle: 2 Thessalonians 2:4)

“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(Paul, Apostle, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11)

This fight for control of the New World Order is being presented as a war between The Forces of the Darkness and the Forces of Light. Many, if not most, Christians have now signed on to fight for and with the Forces of Light, totally, completely, and happily ignorant of the fact that both sides are controlled by the same Devil. They have no concept that the Forces of Dark serve the Devil, appearing as Satan, while the Forces of Light, serve the same Devil, appearing as Lucifer (often called Jesus) the “Angel of Light” They have happily and eagerly accepted the Light of Lucifer, believing it to be the Glory of God.

The biblically ignorant Christian grasps at anything said or done in the name of Christianity that promises to ensure and promote his lifestyle and the riches of the Babylonian Kingdom in which he lives. This battle for the “Light” is his dream, his vision and everything he has ever hoped for.

For the Dominionist, the Seven Mountaineer, and the Word of Faith Cultist, this political and quasi-religious fight represents the fight to establish the Kingdom of God on earth and make the return of his “Christ” possible… These people are fighting to establish righteousness on all seven mountains of world culture. One World, to them, represents the “Kingdom of God”.

The ease with which the biblically ignorant “Christian” can be deceived is astounding. Anything, couched in even slightly religious terms and feeding the desires of the flesh, is accepted and believed, providing that it has moral overtones. Thus, if the only alternative to a pagan or atheistic New World Order is a One World Order run by religious Jews and enforcing the Judeo-Christian Ethic, they will jump on the bandwagon and cheer loudly. If this new World Government only hangs a few sexual perverts, wicked politicians and evil bankers, they will have the undying allegiance of Christianettes everywhere.

Please! Please understand that the AntiMessiah is, above all, a Messiah and that he comes with miracles, power, and moral and ethical perfection. He comes with great deception and God Almighty has promised to send a great delusion that causes all who have not received “a love of the Truth” to believe the lie… The Biblically ignorant Christian has not received a “Love of the Truth”.

Scroll through Facebook or do a Google search… Millions have already committed to the lie…

Think…

David…

The Republic is Dead

Long live the New World Order

Long live the New World Order…

I know, that I know, that I know that this is the beginning of both judgments and the New World Order. I try very hard to keep that Academic. This video blew that and made it into a very emotional reality…

David…

AntiMessiah, NWO, and The Noahide Laws.

We must not fight for the right to blaspheme, steal, kill and abuse animals… This is lunacy. It is not the laws that are evil, it is the people who are evil…

I have written much on the AntiMessiah and his New World Order. The idea that the New World Order and its Messiah will be Rightwing, Conservative and religious is becoming popular now, but when I first said so, the response was strongly negative… Everybody thought it would be communist or Muslim. When I said that the AntiMessiah would come to rescue us from those people, the laughter was loud and long…

Now, the big subject is the Noahide Laws. I am certain that those laws will form the basis of the government of the New World Order. I am absolutely and positively convinced that the first Noahide Law, the one against blasphemy will be used to convict and kill those who insist that Jesus Christ is God and the Son of God…

Persecution is a given… a sure and certain future event. Jesus promised that we would face tribulation… He is God and God cannot lie…

The First of the Ten Commandments and the First Noahide Law are identical. The Noahide Laws actually leave out some of the requirements given in the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments only apply to the Jew who has rejected Jesus Christ. They cannot be applied to Gentiles or Messianic Jews who are not under the Law but under grace. The Noahide Laws may be applied to all men everywhere… Something the AntiMessiah and his New World Order will certainly do…

The problem that I see is that some YouTube Gurus, likely controlled by the Elite of the New World Order, have used the Noahide Laws to frighten the young and the uneducated Christian… They are terrified!

This “Monster” called the Noahide Laws has been presented as a singular, totally evil entity. We have Christians saying that the fact that the Noahide Laws prohibit murder makes murder acceptable and that the law that says “Thou shalt not Kill” is evil because it is in the evil Noahide Laws, which are found in the evil Talmud, which is approved by evil Jews who will rule the world and use the evil Noahide Laws to persecute Christians…

To say that that logic is flawed is the understatement of the century. No matter what the source, a law against murder is not evil…

We must get past the scare tactic. We must understand that if Christians stand up against the Noahide Laws, calling them evil, they are going to be the laughing stock of the world… Here we have Christians standing up and insisting that “Do not Blaspheme God” is an evil law! How can that be? How can Christians stand up and say that laws against murder, stealing and animal abuse are evil? Really?

We have to have a broader and greater understanding lest we be perceived to be pro blasphemy, pro stealing and pro murder…

We must understand that we cannot fight against these laws. We cannot label them as evil. That is not going to work… It has zero chance of doing anything more than making us look like idiots…

We must understand that the laws are good, biblical and righteous. We must not fight for the right to blaspheme, steal, kill and abuse animals… This is lunacy. It is not the laws that are evil, it is the people who are evil…

We must fight against the evil powers in high places and the men they control. Our only fight is against a narrow and false interpretation of the first two Noahide Laws. We cannot argue that “Don’t Blaspheme” and “Don’t deny God” are bad laws. Our only argument is against the interpretation that insists that calling Jesus God, or the Son of God is blasphemy. That interpretation is false. It is that interpretation that will be used to persecute Christians. It is that interpretation for which we must prepare a legal defense.

Saying “Do not blaspheme or deny God” is an evil law is no defense at all…

Persecution is a given. Whether they use the Noahide Laws or not, saints are going to suffer and die. You cannot change that… it is a sure and certain promise of God. You can prepare your soul against that day…

The Noahide Laws are not your enemy. The Devil is your enemy. Thou shalt not blaspheme or deny God is not a bad law. The people who misinterpret, use and abuse that law are your enemy… The Devil and his minions are your enemies… You must understand the battle. You must know your enemy.

Revelation 13:7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation…

No amount of prayer and fasting is going to change that. I would strongly suggest that you spend more time preparing your own soul for that day than fighting against it. If you must deal with the Noahide Laws, prepare a defense against the misinterpretation of that Law… Try to define Blasphemy and explain exactly why calling Jesus God is not blasphemy…

Logic and thinking are not prohibited by any law of Scripture…

Study the Word, think and pray… You might even ask God for the gift of simple logic!

David…