Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Atheist's Constant War Against Almighty God

The atheist is always... at constant war with Almighty God in his heart (Isa. 57:20-21, Acts 9:1-5, Romans 5:10, Gal 5:7, Eph 2:1-3, Rev. 17:12,14, 19:19). If Almighty God truly does not exist, then why do these possess such a passionate hatred for Him? It is NOT that they try to seek to dismiss the ABSOLUTE REALITY of Almighty God in their minds and hearts, but rather that they are in ABSOLUTE FULL REJECTION of Him (Psalm 14: 1-3, Luke 19:14, Romans 1:18-32).
It is becoming more evident to many in the creation movement of today that the evolutionary fundamentalist - with their secular hatred and bitterness - is rising greatly towards not just their Creator, but the creation movement as well. This hatred has always been there but no where near these levels. From college universities and campuses, to the main stream media, to Hollywood and the godless film industry, to our very own government in Washington D.C. the constant promotion, blasphemous accusations and thievery against Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and earth is at a fever pitch (Gen. 1:1, Acts 17:24, Rev. 10:6). If only the evolutionary fundamentalist and secularist would come out and abandon their subjective abyss of unbelief, then these would truly know and comprehend the wonders and majesty of the All Wise Creator and be truly wise (Acts 4:13, 1 Cor. 1:18-31, Rev. 4:11), but as of now...  they are the world's biggest fools.
"If Almighty God truly does not exist, then why do these possess such a passionate hatred for Him?"

What is at the heart of the evolutionary fundamentalists and secularist of today is the condition of the ravishing disorder and fallen condition of Almighty God’s creation. This fallen state of the universe HAS NOT always been in this state, but rather was brought on and solely due to Adam’s transgression as God's Word indicates (Romans 5:12-19, 8:22). Instead of acknowledging the grace and mercy of Almighty God - which is found in Jesus Christ that will restore all thing shortly to their pre-fallen state of harmony with its Creator - they fully reject it! (Rom. 8:18-24, 1 Cor. 15:24-28, Rev 21, 22:1-6 ), These evolutionary fundamentalists and secularist would rather accept and believe the LIE that the fallen state of man and the deteriorating universe is eternal, natural and normal. What is most sobering is that those who reject Almighty God’s redeeming and regenerating remedies found in Jesus Christ will indeed dwell in a state of chaos, torment, hopelessness and judgment forever and ever (Matt 25:41, Rev. 20:10-15). These will forever more abide in the eternal state of incompleteness and imperfection much like their delusional godless evolutionary world perception (Isa. 57:20-21, Matt. 22:13, 25:30, Mark 9:47-48, Rev. 20:10-15, 22:11).
"These evolutionary fundamentalists and secularist would rather accept the LIE that the fallen state of man and the deteriorating universe as eternal, natural and normal"
What these evolutionary fundamentalists and secularist desperately need to acknowledge in this very hour is that the Creator of ALL the Universe came to planet earth 2000 years ago to died on the cross for the transgressions and violations of fallen man (John 1:1-12, Gal. 1:4, Heb 1:3, 2:9-10, Phil 2:6-11, Rev 5:12-13). These violations and transgressions were against the ETERNAL SPIRITUAL ABSOLUTES of eternity and against the natural laws and absolutes for here in time - which Almighty God designed and created for this temporal created universe. Almighty God's sovereignty abides forever and ever, from eternity past till eternity future (Isa. 24:4). These individuals need to let go of their subjective hatred and surrender their war against the Creator of all. It will be only then that they will be set free and enjoy the true peace and harmony that Almighty God gives to His redeemed creation, man (Romans 8: 4-24, 1 Cor. 2:9, Eph 2:14,17, Rev. 21:1-4).

"Almighty God's created universe has NOT been from everlasting and will NOT be forever"

Almighty God’s creation – which includes his “created” vast universe - is just a finite temporal expression of His wondrous mighty power (Isaiah 45:18, Jeremiah 32:17, Hebrews 1:10-12). His created universe has NOT been from everlasting and will NOT be forever (Psalm 102:25-27, Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:10, 13, 1 John 2:17, Rev. 21:1). This is not just ones “religious” or subjective and relative spiritual philosophy or perception. This is the ABSOLUTE REALITY in TRUTH and LOVE which is found ONLY in the Divine Creator of all (Psalm 119:160, Matt 5:18, Mark 13:31, John 17:17).

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he (Christ) had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high (Heb. 11:2-3).

How can something come from nothing? Only Almighty God as Creator can bring about that amazing work (Gen 1:1, John 1:1-3, Heb 1:2-3).
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God - Psalm 90:2"
My friend, May you humble your heart and acknowledge your Creator this very moment if you have not all ready done so. One needs to acknowledge Almighty God not just your Creator, but as also your personal Savior. Only in Christ the Creator (Heb 1:2-3) is there found forgiveness and pardon for all of unregenerated humanity. Only in Christ is there hope for a glorious future which will be in PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS and HARMONY. (Romans 10:4, 1 Cor. 1:3, 2:9, Titus 2:13 Rev 21, 22:1-5).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!.



Friday, February 11, 2011

Baalism's Suicidal Nature Worship and Sexual Decadence

Much of ancient Israel’s plight, well documented throughout the Old Testament, was its insatiable thirst for pagan nature worship. This of course was in direct violation of the first two commandments of the Mosaic Law which commanded Israel not to worship any other false god or idol (Exodus 20:3-4). The reason why Israel was forbidden to worship other gods, the natural created order, and idols, was given in Genesis. Genesis 1 presents to the reader an ultimate Creator who made the universe out of nothing through His omnipotent spoken word, and then climaxed the creation process with the making of man in His own image. This foundational truth is in fact basic to the first two commandments of the Mosaic Constitution, the rest of which was summarized by the Son of God Himself, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments (Matthew -40).”

"The worship of God as the Creator and human ethics went hand in hand in the Mosaic Law"

In other words, the worship of God as the Creator and human ethics went hand in hand in the Mosaic Law. The first four commandments demand love for God. Commandment five demands love for parents, and commandments six through ten demand love for others. Man was thus to worship and love God as His Maker, and the best way to fulfill this was to treat one’s neighbor with love and respect precisely because he too was made in God’s image. As such, the entire Mosaic legislation was written with the reality of Genesis 1 in mind, and once this truth was forgotten or compromised by idolatrous nature worship, love and respect for both God and man are inevitably diminished. This placed Israel upon the downhill slide of a preoccupation with all things superficial, which snowballed into anti-human asceticism during the divided kingdom stage, and bottomed out with human sacrifice and cannibalism at the end of line for both Israel in the north (722 BC) and Judah in the south (586 BC).
Israel’s Adulterous Affair with the Nature god Baal

During the divided kingdom stage after Solomon (931-586 BC), God punished both the house of Israel and Judah by sending them into exile because they adopted pagan nature worship as their unofficial national religion, imported from the surrounding Canaanite countryside. Shockingly, this thirst for foreign nature worship is often described in graphic sexual language to heighten the shameful offensiveness of their actions. In Jeremiah, the kingdom of Judah is compared to “a wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness that sniffs the wind in her passion. In the time of heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; in her month they will find her (Jeremiah ).” In the same context just a few verses back, the text reads “for long ago I broke your yoke and tore off your bonds; but you said ‘I will not serve!’ For on every high hill and under every green tree you have lain down as a harlot (Jeremiah ).” Worse is that the idols which Israel bowed down to in their pagan nature worship were compared to sexual toys, “because of the lightness of her harlotry, she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees (Jeremiah 3:9).” Nature worship was thus seen as a form of spiritual adultery. The Old Testament prophets compared it to prostitution. Hence, Israel had broken her ‘marriage vows’ with the Mosaic Covenant, which she had entered into at Mt. Sinai after they had come out of Egypt.
"Shockingly, this thirst for foreign nature worship is often described in graphic sexual language to heighten the shameful offensiveness of their actions"

This pagan nature worship was purposefully described with such graphic sexual language precisely because cult prostitution and sexual mysticism was a big part of the nature worship process. Sexual fertility cults and the desire for a corresponding agricultural fertility were weaved together into a pornographic nature worship scheme that corrupted the entire nation and its people. Throughout Israel’s and Judah’s history, this deviant and natural instinctual behavior, in great contrast to the dictates of the Mosaic Law, was most often associated with the worship of the nature god Baal. Baal was the god of grain and the god of thunder. He was in fact the weather god. The name Baal itself simply means ‘lord.’ Thus, as the tribal lord of the people and the land, Baal was not only often confused with the ‘Lord’ of the Old Testament, but he was also in charge of agricultural fertility and the weather.

"Thus, in addition to sexual abandon, the worship of Baal also incorporated harsh ascetic practices into their nature worship as well"

However, Baal was not all powerful like the Hebrew God. On the contrary, he was forced each and every year to have a life and death struggle with the god of death, Mot, reflecting the fate of the seasons. Baal dies every summer under the excessive heat and drought. Baal however, with the help of sexual and bloody rituals, comes back to life to defeat Mot for the cooler autumn weather and the fall rain. Thus the chaotic weather was blamed on the struggle between Baal and Mot, which could only be pacified through cultic prostitution on the one hand and strict asceticism on the other. Thus, in addition to sexual abandon, the worship of Baal also incorporated harsh ascetic practices into their nature worship as well. Ecstatic pleasure and bloody pain were used to propitiate the nature gods for the sake of fair weather (1 Kings 18:25-29). Thus, Baal nature worship was completely indulgent with regard to sexual mysticism on the one hand, but overly strict, harsh, and severe on the other hand with regard to ascetic practices, with occasional bouts of human sacrifice along the way (2 Kings 17:28-41). Worst of all is that much energy and riches were spent in the promotion and practice of the cult. Israel wasted its wealth and activities on the worship of Baal, which eventually led to the nation’s downfall.

Isaiah 57 records the loss of spiritual leadership that contributed to the suicidal demise of the nation where “the righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and the devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil (Isaiah 57:1)Here Isaiah notes while the good men die off and are taken away to paradise, on the earth no one replaces them. Left behind are the nature worshiping counter culture rebels of society, “against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, offspring of deceit, who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter the children in the ravines, under the clefts of the crags? (Isaiah 57:4-5).” Here is seen nature worship, sexual abandon, and child sacrifice all rolled up into one outdoor whore house of death.

"Here is seen nature worship, sexual abandon, and child sacrifice all rolled up into one outdoor whore house of death"

Not surprisingly, this contradictory lifestyle of sexual license and strict asceticism/human sacrifice was foisted upon the people by the cultivated crowd, the elites of the society. They, of course, were far more influenced by the surrounding Canaanite religious culture than by the Mosaic Constitution. Nonetheless, the commoners often enjoyed nature worship as much as their leaders, leaving prophets of the Old Testament sometimes comparing themselves to jackals (Micah 1:8), or roaming the streets of Jerusalem looking for at least one righteous man (Jeremiah 5:1-14). As such, the population at large was completely oblivious to the approaching doom which the Old Testament prophets foresaw. The fact that this downhill process was over 200 years in the making only contributed further to their false sense of security.
Israel’s Nature Worship Destroyed Their Economy & Agriculture

So addicting were such cultic practices that the Canaanite nature religion slowly and inexorably enveloped the entire country and completely corrupted its religious, political and business institutions, eventually bleeding God’s people dry (Hosea 2:1-13). It was a long painstaking process, but it finally choked off what was left of the Mosaic Constitution and the associated blessings of the promised land, leaving the country in agricultural and economic misery. The agricultural and economic prosperity which God richly gave them was wasted on Baal nature worship (Hosea 2:8). Wallowing in such self induced misery and poverty, the depopulation of the promised land ensued. Finally, nature religion finished Israel off with child sacrifice (2 Kings 17:1-18). The fertility of nature was often associated with the killing of children. Thus, in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, what started out with freedom under the rule of law (Exodus), devolved into nature mysticism and political tyranny (1 Kings 21), which collapsed under conspiracy and military coups, and finally ended with the Assyrian invasion and exile (2 Kings 14:28-17:18) in 722 BC. Even Judah ignominiously ended with child sacrifice and ultimately cannibalism (Jeremiah 19:1-13) during the Babylonian invasion 120 years later.
"Wallowing in such self induced misery and poverty, the depopulation of the promised land ensued. Finally, nature religion finished Israel off with child sacrifice"

In the book of Hosea, because of the northern kingdom of Israel’s false nature worship, the God of the Old Testament promises to turn the agricultural prosperity of the promised land into a wilderness unable to feed its people, “I will destroy her vines and fig trees, of which she said, ‘these are my wages which my lovers have given me.’ And I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field will devour them. I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she used to sacrifice to them and adorn herself with her earrings and jewelry, and follow her lovers, so that she forgot about Me (Hosea -13).”

The same judgment also befell the southern kingdom of Judah because of her own idolatrous nature worship. Isaiah predicts a Jewish Dust Bowl of biblical proportions (Isaiah 5:6, 10-15, 24). In the book of Micah, God determined that He would turn the mountainous Jerusalem temple area into a forest unfit for true religious worship (Micah 3:12). By Ezekiel’s day, at the end of the long road to destruction, nature worship left Judah in a slaughterhouse specifically designed by God to teach the nation a most serious lesson, “then you will know that I Am the Lord, when the slain are among their idols around their altars, on every green tree and under every leafy oak – the places where they offered soothing aroma to their idols (Ezekiel 6:13).” Thus in the end, nature worship sacrificed the Jewish people with a counter culture religion loaded with backward motivations, goals and practices where the creation was worshiped rather than the Creator. That such a subversive and regressive form of nature worship led to both the Assyrian and Babylonian exiles is hardly surprising.

"Nature worship and environmentalism has been slowly replacing America's Judeo-Christian heritage that so many have taken for granted"

Nature worship and environmentalism has been slowly replacing America's Judeo-Christian heritage that so many have taken for granted.  This 'evolutionary' process largely began in America in the 1960's as the sexual revolution coincided with a 'get back to nature' attitude that continues unabated to this day.  In fact, America's previous love for the pioneering days of old has been hijacked by a romanticized view of nature that is far more in line with what the original pioneers fought against when they tamed the western frontier.  The Genesis mandate to subdue and fill the earth (Genesis 1:26-31) was part and parcel of the Manifest Destiny doctrine that conquered the west.  Today, this has become an embarassment to the modern American mindset.  This reveals a vast change of attitude that is far reaching in its consequences, and has the potential to completely reverse what originally built America.  Furthermore, this 'get back to nature' attitude is not something new.  It has its roots in ancient paganism, and the best historical example that can be found anywhere to understand what America is currently being faced with is to return back to the Old Testament.  Israel, after having conquered the promised land (Joshua - 1400 BC), later became infatuated with nature worship beliefs called Baalism (850-600 BC).  This change of attitude eventually led to the nation's demise.  It completely reversed the conquest of Joshua and sent the nation packing into the Assyrian and Babylonian exiles respectively. 
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


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This is an excerpt from Nazi Oaks: The Green Sacrificial Offering of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust,” written by Mark Musser copyrighted in 2010. This excerpt may not be reproduced in any form, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise) without prior written permission of the author, except as provided by United States of America copyright law.

Mark is also the author of and a commentary on the warning passages in the book of Hebrews calledWrath or Rest: Saints in the Hands of an Angry God.”