Friday, October 1, 2010
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May you all be blessed and encouraged by knowing, that in these turbulent days, there is great hope to all who know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior! Even so Come Lord Jesus! (Rev 22:20)
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
"We must do all we can, of course, but our hope and expectation must derive from Almighty God. In Him alone is there true deliverance in light of the oncoming tyranny at hand."
Today we have seen an exponential growth of Government and Taxation to a level unprecedented at any other time in our 400-year history. Today, Big Government is reaching into every facet of our lives, and no one or no thing is safe from the brand and bondage. As our God given freedoms and moral rights are being aggressively removed by this constitutionally apostate President and Congress, we Americans find ourselves facing a new kind of Governmental tyranny and bondage from which we likely will never be liberated. We must do all we can, of course, but our hope and expectation must derive from Almighty God. In Him alone is there true deliverance in light of the oncoming tyranny at hand.
A Far Greater Tyranny
The Lord Jesus talked of a far greater tyranny to man than Big Government, excessive taxation, burdensome mandates and ceaseless intrusions into the lives of its citizens.
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant [slave] of sin (John 8:34).
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned - For if by one man's offence death reigned by one - That as sin hath reigned unto death (Rom. 5:12, 17a, 21a).
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (Rom. 7:24)
(Other verses: Job 14:1-4, Psalm 51:5, Eph 2:1-3, Rom. 3:23, 5:12, 17a, 21, 7:14-25)
Satan's Oppressive Rule Over Fallen Mankind
And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Heb. 2: 13-15).
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him (Acts 10:38).
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others (Eph. 2:1-3).
[In light of Lucifer, i.e., Satan] That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (Is. 14:17)
(Other verses: 2 Cor. 4:4, Luke 4:6-7, Rev.12,13)
True Freedom and Deliverance
Only in Christ is there great freedom and deliverance from the bondage of Satan and our human depravity, the outworking of sin and its terrible consequences (John 8:32, 36; Rom. 7:24-25; Heb. 2:14-16). Humanity has never and will never be able to govern itself, not in this fallen world. Tyranny and the unbridled passions of man will always win the day. Six thousand years of human history has testified to that fact. Our Founding Fathers realized that truth, and that only a moral and God-fearing people would ever have a chance of outworking the kind of human government that could check the depraved appetites of fallen humanity and preserve the basic liberties and freedoms endowed by their Creator. We as a nation today have discarded a sense of healthy morals and ethical guidelines, and are sadly reaping the tyrannical social consequences. Oppressive tyranny is not too far off here in America. When this tyranny and its fearful ramifications fully manifest themselves, what then?
"We as a nation today have discarded a sense of healthy morals and ethical guidelines, and are sadly reaping the tyrannical social consequences."
Ask yourself this very simple question. How can an imperfect humanity who lives in an imperfect world bring about an absolutely perfect “Utopian” society? (See Romans 7:24) The answer is a no-brainer yet extremely hard for humanity to digest: it never can. The only hope and deliverance for humanity today is found in its wonderful Creator and Redeemer, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior today? Only He can deliver you from the oppressive tyranny of Satan and the World System. He is the only deliverer from our bondage to Sin and all its awful consequences (Romans 6:23). He has come to set at liberty the sons of men (Rom. 4:17,18, 6:14,17-18, 22; 7: 24-25; 8:2, 21; Gal. 5:1; Eph. 4:8). May it be your sincere desire to put your trust in Him today!
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:36).
The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!
Edited by BEL I.F.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
More importantly is that Wagner was also an ardent student of the great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Schopenhauer blamed the Jews for animal cruelty since Genesis 1 unabashedly teaches that man was made in God’s image, and hence commissioned to rule over nature, “the fault lies with the Jewish view that regards animals as something manufactured for man’s use.” Schopenhauer, perhaps the original animal rights guru of Europe, was appalled by the fact that John the Baptist wore animal skins. He was also Hitler’s favorite philosopher. Wagner was also an avid reader of Ernst Haeckel’s Social Darwinian ecology that was extremely popular in Germany in the latter half of the 1800’s. While Hitler eschewed some of Haeckel’s political views, his Germanic Social Darwinism would become the racist ‘scientific’ foundation upon which National Socialism was built. Moreover, Schopenhauer and Haeckel were also enthusiastically read by Hitler’s spiritual father, Dietrich Eckart. Thus, Wagner’s strong interest in both of these avant-garde German scholars would all but guarantee that in spite of Hitler’s inconsistency on green socialist issues, environmental themes would still play an important role in National Socialism. Hitler himself asserted that, “whoever wishes to comprehend National Socialism must first know Richard Wagner.”
More shocking still is how literal Hitler took this ‘prophecy’ to heart. In fact, in the horrific Nazi documentary film “The Eternal Jew”, the Jewish ritual slaughter of cattle and sheep was graphically shown right at the climax of the film to heighten its effect. Neither does it fail to mention that the Mosaic Law has “no love or respect for animals in the Germanic sense.” After dwelling at great length on the blood and gore, the documentary film then finally reveals Hitler for the first time and lauds his efforts on the passage of Nazi animal rights legislation. From here, the film shades into Hitler’s infamous 1939 speech where he howls before an overzealous Nazi audience that he is about to send the Jews into an unimaginable hell if they start another world war. That the Jews would soon be treated like cattle and experimental animals in the green Nazi hell that was the holocaust was thus no coincidence or oversight. The Nazis took upon themselves the sadistic responsibility of literally fulfilling Schopenhauer’s ghastly prophecy – the most extreme caricature of environmental ethics put to its ultimate anti-human test.
The Nazis were thus hell bent in ushering a new apocalyptic world order based on the literal application of Nature’s Social Darwinian laws to social and political life. Hence, just like Marxism, which envisaged a secular eschaton of socialistic utopia at the end of history based on the literal socio-economic conditions on the ground, so the Nazis countered them with the much heralded 1,000 year Reich based on literal biology and ecology, which Himmler’s SS especially took to heart with their “Blood and Soil” doctrine. German blood and German soil were principles that were presumed to be according to Nature’s Social Darwinian laws of life that must be adhered to if Nazi Germany was to enjoy the eschaton. While the Marxists, however, viewed the eschaton as more open ended, the Nazis seized upon the 1,000 year Reich as the perfect counterfeit to the whole idea of the 1,000 year Judeo-Christian Millennium predicted in the book of Revelation. Both the Marxists and the Nazis thus extracted from the Judeo-Christian worldview its apocalyptic view of history, yet discarded its sacred and supernatural framework for the latest political and social-scientific-evolutionary fads of the times. In short, whereas the Marxists believed that the eschaton would be realized through the socio-economic dialectical conflict between the capitalists and the proletariat, the Nazis believed that the Aryan Millenium would come about through the application of proper biological eugenics into the fray of Nature’s ecological battles and struggles. Contrary to popular opinion, the Master Race was the best precisely because it was most in tune with the laws of Nature.
Lastly, the Antichrist will demand that the entire world worship him or face death. Hitler, of course, was a big proponent of the Fuhrer principle. He once told his undersecretary Martin Bormann that he will one day become a religious figure. He went on to say, “already Arabs and Moroccans are mingling my name with their prayers. Amongst the Tartars I shall become Khan. The only thing of which I shall be incapable is to share the sheik’s mutton with them. I’m a vegetarian, and they must spare me their meat!”
The quotes from Arthur Schopenhauer are taken from the unabridged version of "Parerga and Paralipomena."
In the news of late it has been revealed that the Haitian people have still not received the promised $1.15 billion in U.S. aid which they so desperately need.
"This Divine remedy cannot be provided by the U.S. and the world. This Divine remedy only comes from and through the Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God's precious Son"
Today’s Haitian people are oppressed by demonic voodoo and superstition. Immoral and decadent behavior abound. Their social status and standard of living is found to be one of the poorest of all nations in the Western Hemisphere. Their poverty - as of other poor nations - is because of their outright rejection of sound spiritual and natural laws. Does this constitute a “judgmental attack” on the nation of Haiti? No, of course not! It is a sound observation expressed in terms of the law of cause and effect, which is timeless. Seeking to make any “hay” of it is resisting reality and natural law.
What the Haitians and the rest of the world truly need more than “band-aid” rescue efforts conducted on their behalf for the here and now is the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ! The Haitians need to know and comprehend that they will one day stand before Almighty God to give an account. They need to know and comprehend that God has provided a Savior for them on account of their transgressions against the RIGHTEOUS STANDARDS and ABSOLUTES of Almighty God (Rom. 3:23). They need to know that Almighty God LOVES them and sent His Son to SAVE and DELIVER them from the wrath to come and this present evil age (Gal. 1:4)
“For God SO LOVED the world, THAT HE GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him SHOULD NOT PERISH, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved - John 3:16-17."
“Who GAVE himself for our sins, that he might DELIVER us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father - Gal. 1:4."
How wonderful is that?! God does care, and our eternal destiny is that which is His greatest concern for you and me.
God’s Rescue Effort
My friend, good intentions and wishful thinking will not deliver us from this fallen world in the Day of Judgment. Only in Christ – God’s beloved Son - is there true hope and a sure expectation for a bright and glorious tomorrow. Our future is sure and secure in His eternal, nail-pierced hands (Rev. 1:17-18)! Do you truly know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior?
In these Last Days of increasing global trouble and turmoil, may we look outside of ourselves and place our faith and trust solely in Almighty God. HE ALONE is our Provider of Heavenly Aid. HE ALONE is our Hope for deliverance from death and the grip of its terrible fear. HE ALONE is our Help for rescue from the tyrannical oppression of sin and its terrible consequences (Heb. 2:14-15 ). May you place your trust in Him today! You will NEVER be the same!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
The Gospel of John Challenge
What is Sin?