Category: A Thought To Ponder


People have NOT always been this way.

Have you ever stopped to wonder what brought about such a huge and tragic transformation in the character of mankind?

‘For men shall be
–lovers of their own selves,
–covetous,
–boasters,
–proud,
–blasphemers,
–disobedient to parents,
–unthankful,
–unholy,
–Without natural affection,
–trucebreakers,
–false accusers,
–incontinent, [lacking self control]
–fierce,
–despisers of those that are good,
–Traitors,
–heady, [rash/reckless]
–highminded, [blinded by pride; arrogant, haughty, insolent]
–lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
–Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:

–> **from such turn away.** <–

. . . Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.’
(2 Tim. 3:3-5, 7)

I will tell you, in a word, why people have become this way:

TELEVISION !!

More than 60 years of social programming, and the list of sociopathic tendencies that Paul described 2,000 years ago, have now become a widespread reality in the Western World.

If you’ve lived as long as I have, you have witnessed the full program as it was put forth over the airwaves, little by little, leading us into deeper and more wicked sins as a nation, as time went on. If you’ve lived as long as I have, you have witnessed the character of our people change from innocence, generosity, love, honesty, fairness, respect for authority, patriotism, community-mindedness and concern for the welfare of others to . . . the sick, twisted description given above! (AND MORE!!, because that only describes their ATTITUDES . . . their behavior is even worse!)

You cannot name ONE thing on that list that has not subtly (or blatantly) been modeled and promoted as an American value, through television, over the course of the last few decades. That list is a comprehensive description of American television–read it again. Many of you are into the programming so deeply that you can’t even see it.

 

TV 1958

So . . . WHEN will you turn yours off?!!! Are you still allowing your CHILDREN to sit in front of the one-eyed monster, and have their consciences seared and their brains rewired to produce the sort of sociopathic monsters described above? Do you really think they are somehow immune? Don’t kid yourself–the programming is HIGHLY effective in producing the sort of minions that Satan needs to help run his kingdom!

And don’t deceive yourself that children’s TV is any better. ‘They’ have this down to a science. It’s just very SUBTLE at the level aimed at young children–symbols and very subtle things that most of us would not even pick up on. They ratchet up the brainwashing later, but they begin laying the foundation with the little kids.

Nowadays, everyone thinks this is ‘normal’, the way the kids act–the rebellion, the disrespect for authority, the disdain for adults, the self-centeredness and arrogance–because they are ALL being subjected to the same programming! But this is NOT NORMAL!!! This is what happens when you let Satan help you raise your kids. (YES, that is EXACTLY what is going on when you sit them down in front of his programming device.)

We Have Been Bewitched

Is Your TV Stealing Your Soul?

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The gospel is something like this . . .

You have committed a capital offense. You are presently free on bond, but you know that you will soon be sentenced to death.

Your lawyer calls you and tells you that there has been a very unusual development in your case. A certain man is willing to pay a very high price in order that you be released to him. You will be his servant for seven years. During that time you will NOT go back to your former life. You will be trained in a new way of living, and you are guaranteed to be rehabilitated, if you are obedient to the training. All charges against you will then be dropped.

Now, TECHNICALLY someone COULD say that you will go to the electric chair if you do not accept his offer. (In the same way that people say you will go to hell if you do not accept Jesus Christ as your savior.)

But lets make this critical distinction: YOU FACING THE ELECTRIC CHAIR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS MAN!! You are facing the death penalty, because of YOUR CRIME.

This man has graciously offered to INTERVENE on your behalf. It would be incorrect to say that if you reject his offer, the judge sentenced you to the death penalty BECAUSE YOU REJECTED HIS OFFER, right?

Likewise, we are all condemned to death–NOT FOR REJECTING JESUS–but for our SINS!!

(Don’t let unbelievers bait you into this trap, saying that the God you serve is cruel and egotistical. This distinction is CRITICAL in understanding the true nature of God, and Jesus’ role in salvation.)

The ‘gospel’ preached by mainstream churchianity is a greatly distorted gospel. They tell you that you have to accept Jesus Christ as your savior or God will throw you in hell.

Here we have SOME truth that has been satanically twisted into an ultimatum that GREATLY MISREPRESENTS the nature of God! This gospel basically says that you are BORN a sinner because Adam sinned (you had no choice). It then coerces you into accepting a ‘God’ that is so insecure and egotistical that he will torment you eternally if you reject him. THIS IS A LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL!!

The BIBLICAL gospel is that we are each born with a sin NATURE because of Adam’s sin, and that each of us will eventually become a prisoner to sin by yielding to it. But even though each of us GREATLY OFFENDS, and sins against, our perfect God, He holds out His hands to us in mercy and says ‘Come to me, I’ve made a way for you. Why choose death?’

This is not a God that rounds up all His enemies and eternally torments them!! He is a God that sees mankind on the highway to hell, and sends messengers ahead of them, to stand before each exit saying ‘Turn here!! Get off this road that takes you to your ultimate destruction!!’

Be very careful of the gospel you preach!!! No one is born a sinner. Each of us has a choice. We are/were each headed to hell because of our OWN choices and actions. None of us is innocent–every one of us has sinned. But God has intervened in each of our lives, many times, in an attempt to get us to change our mind and our course.

The Apostles and early Christians never tried to guilt or terrify people into accepting Jesus Christ–and it simply doesn’t work!! In order to become a Christian, you must GIVE UP your life. Yet the kind of people that turn to God only because of fear of punishment are usually the sort of people that want to KEEP their life. They are false converts. They will not be able to endure the narrow road, and will eventually turn back to their sins. This false gospel is to blame for the eternal damnation of many people who think ‘been there and tried that–didn’t work for me’.

The true gospel is about helping people to realize that they have CHOSEN to sin, and for THAT they are eternally separated from God–and the only place where one can go after death that is without God (who fills the universe) is a godless place called hell, that is specially set apart for those that hate Him. NO ONE goes to hell, except by their own CHOICE to sin.

Nevertheless, Jesus Christ laid down His life, to bridge the separation between man and God, for those who are WILLING TO REPENT AND OBEY HIM.

There is no coercion. EVERYONE is on the road to hell–but there is a way of escape.

People aren’t thrown into hell for rejecting Jesus–they merely forfeit their only chance of mercy and pardon.

Two thousand years ago, a prophet had a vision of the future. The time he saw appears to be in our very near future. Pharmaceutical drugs would be prevalent. Homosexuality and violence would be widespread. There would be earthquakes, wars, and famines throughout the globe.

He warned of a huge, powerful government with global influence. It would be tied in with major corporations. The government would be very wicked at its core. The leader would be evil and narcissistic. He would be idolized by the people, and would demand their worship. A powerful, false, religious system would endorse him, and aid him in his endeavors.

This government would have the technology to be able to control all the people on Earth. In order to be able to buy or sell things, the people would have to take a mark in their forehead or in their hand. All who wouldn’t would be shut out of the system.

It would be a time of great tyranny, and a time of much bloodshed. The mark would require a pledge of loyalty. This pledge would be a rejection of the true and living God–Jesus Christ. All who took the mark would be forever damned.

This day is fast approaching. Look around you. Look at your culture. Look at what the idols of music, movies, and sports are promoting. How much of this prophecy has not yet been fulfilled?

How could a man have made all this up 2,000 years ago? Technology did not even exist in that day. People did not have indoor toilets. Water had to be carried from wells. People grew their own food . . . raised their own animals. Only shamans and witch doctors employed drugs. Earthquakes were exceedingly rare. There were no corporations.

Two thousand years ago he saw it. Today things are falling into place. I urge you to read the last book of the Bible: Revelation.

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Oh–and one last thing . . . a major twist in the plot: what is today calling itself ‘Christianity’ is not what the Bible calls Christianity. Today’s false Christianity may very well be an integral part of the false religious system that the prophet warned about.

Remember–it was the religious leaders of His day that persecuted and killed Jesus and His followers. Put your faith in GOD–not the teachings of men. Read the Bible for yourself, and ask God to show you what it means and how it is relevant to you.

JEHOVAH akbar!!

JEHOVAH akbar!!

Translation:  Jehovah is the greatest!!

‘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 Thess. 2:3)

If you have been told that this word REALLY means ‘catching away’, rather than ‘falling away’, you have been lied to.

1. The Greek word is ‘apostasia’ (you already know what ‘apostasy’ means in English, right?). This word is a compound word (which are common in Greek) and can be broken into two Greek words: ‘apo‘ and ‘stasis‘. ‘Apo’ means: away from. ‘Stasis’ means: standing. FALLING AWAY is the correct translation.  (Hence, Paul telling us to ‘stand fast’ in 1 Cor. 16:13, Gal. 5:1, Phil. 4:1, and 2 Thess. 2:15.)

Lest you doubt me, here are two other confirmations . . .

2. The same Greek word is used in another place in the Bible: Acts 21:21. Here it is translated as ‘forsake’.

‘And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to FORSAKE Moses . . . ‘

IF the word really means ‘catching away’, as some claim, then why is THIS utterly nonsensical?:

‘And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to CATCH AWAY Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.’

FORSAKE is the correct translation.

3. A related word is ‘apostasion‘. This means: divorce.  Again, this reflects the idea of forsaking.

There should be no doubt that ‘apostasia’, in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, is a FALLING AWAY or a FORSAKING of the faith.  Those who say it is proof of a Pretribulation Rapture are engaging in wishful thinking, and are not ‘properly dividing’ the word of God.

 

Related:

https://dontbefooled666.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/the-restrainer/

Salt

Sometimes we get discouraged and think we cannot be effective for God, because we cannot do great things. But lets look at salt. Jesus compared us to salt. If you salt your food and then look at it with a magnifying glass, here is what you will see: tiny little crystals of salt SPRINKLED over the whole meal. We do not place a salt block on our plate. Nor do we salt our food with large chunks. Instead, we randomly strew the tiniest little particles of salt over the whole meal, and the effect is delicious.

You may never be called to do anything ‘big’ for God. But do you know that every kind word you do (or do not) speak, every truth you do (or do not) share, every smile or hug you do (or do not) bestow on another, every time you do (or do not) share with someone in need, every loving thing you do (or do not) do, is like a single crystal of salt.

When your life is said and done, will the result of your influence be delicious, or tasteless and unsatisfying, to the one who judges all?

Each of us has a place and a purpose in the body of Christ. Don’t dishonor God by comparing yourself to others. Instead, bloom where you are planted.

Within your own circle of influence, take advantage of the opportunities that God brings into your life and be obedient to Him. When we humbly submit, and remain thankful even in what seem to be poor and lowly circumstances, we bring pleasure to God.

We don’t have to do grand and wonderful things. We just need to be who He made us to be, and allow Him to display Himself through us.

He is the same God who planted tiny little flowers in the grass. You may not think much of them as you tread them underfoot–but if you take the time to examine them with a magnifying glass, you will see the intricate beauty and care that He puts into each one of them, just as He does with everything He makes. Then step back and see the beauty they add, when thousands of them are strewn throughout a meadow.

Don’t ever think you are less important or less worthy than anyone else. You may just be . . . smaller.