Using The Bible To Push Lies

tiredBe still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.  The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”  Psalms 46:10-11

As the year draws to a close Christians must once again reflect on the war against ‘anything Christian.’  Our  enemies are not just atheists, humanist, secularists or socialists.  While they may be beating the drums, it is the  “so-called Christian”  left that is sounding the charge from the pulpits, using the Word to push an anti-God, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, socialist  agenda.

Let’s be clear. There is no such thing as a Christian moderate, liberal or conservative.  Christianity is not a religion – it is a way of life – it is who we are. To be a Christian means we must accept our guidance from the Word of God, not some made-up tradition  from man. It’s not about appearing outwardly to be Christian.  As a true Christian, you don’t get to pick and choose  which parts of the Bible you are willing to believe or follow.

Most denominations today teach the rapture and the majority of church members take it as gospel even though there is no one passage or book in the Bible that teaches it.  God specifically says that he is against those who cover his out-stretched arms  with false doctrine and hunt the souls of his children “to make them fly” [Ezekiel 13:20-23]

The most quoted scripture used to document this false teaching is  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.  In order to fully understand this passage, you must know the subject Paul was writing about – “where are the dead.”  Paul says that if you believe Christ rose from the dead why is it so hard to believe that those who died in Christ are  with Christ and not in some hole in the ground. Verses 16 and 17 does not teach a rapture.  Paul is reminding the Thessalonians that those which are alive at Christ’s return [2nd Advent] will be changed into their spiritual bodies to meet him.

Apparently some in the early Church also misunderstood Paul’s first letter because in his second letter, 11 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, Paul sets them straight.  Christ will not return until after “that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”  This “son of perdition” is Satan in his role as the anti-Christ.

Christ explained to his disciples the signs of the end time in Mark 13, Matthew 24 and Luke 21.  Before His return the Abomination of Desolation [the Desolator, the Son of Perdition, Satan, the anti-Christ] spoken of by Daniel {Chapter 9} will be seen standing in Jerusalem.  Christ is very  specific that His children will be on this earth during the time of the tribulation which he had shortened to 5 months {Rev. 9} “for the elect’s sake.”  Immediately after the tribulation (Matthew) Christ returns to gather His children and not a minute before. In Luke we are told that His children will be delivered up as a testimony before the anti-Christ and that we should not meditate on what we will say for “I will give you a mouth and wisdom.”

Another lie taught from the pulpit is that God demands we must accept Amnesty.  Yes, Christ taught that we should Love our neighbors. Moses wrote in Deuteronomy 10:19  that we are to love those who are strangers. . .”  and again in Leviticus 19:34  “the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be to you as one native among you. . .”

Dr. James Hoffmeier, a professor Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an expert in ancient Hebrew, takes a rather dim view of those who misuse Scripture for political ends.  “There are three different Hebrew words translated as foreigner, stranger or sojourner but the most common one, appearing 160 times, is ger.  Under Biblical law, a ger was legally recognized and entitled to certain rights, responsibilities and social benefitsThey could participate in community worship; they were expected to observe kosher dietary laws, and they could not be charged with interest. People who are using this scripture to justify amnesty for illegals are trying to credit the non-legal resident with the same rights the Biblical law calls for a legal foreign resident.”

Dr. Hoffmeier also strongly rebuked open border so-called Christians for misusing “sanctuary cities” found in scripture as another false premises to push Amnesty.  In ancient Israel, sanctuary cities were places where accused criminals could flee to assure they received a fair trial.  “Sanctuary never meant escaping the law.  Using the sanctuary cities concept to help illegal aliens cancel out immigration law is completely against the spirit and letter of the texts.”

Another anti-Christian teaching from the pulpit is that we must accept homosexuality and same-sex marriage.  Those pastors pushing the homosexual agenda and those accepting it as gospel will be judged by God, not by me.  But as a Christian, I will never accept it because to do so is to call God a liar. Old Testament Books Leviticus 18:22-23; and Leviticus 20:13, condemns the homosexual act, along with Romans 1:26-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 and 1 Timothy 1:8-10 found in the New Testament.  The legalization of  gay marriage does not change God’s Word.

While God’s view and thus the Christian view of homosexuality might not be politically correct, it is the moral view that true Christians must accept.  Just because someone is a homosexual does not mean that we cannot love them or that God does not love them or that they cannot be forgiven for that sin. Homosexuality is a sin like any other sin; it is not exempted from God’s judgment anymore than murder is exempted.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world: the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”  1 John 2:15-17


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