Pastor Mark Downey
Sermon Notes by Pastor Mark Downey
November 11, 2013
Scripture Reading: Psalm 95:1-11
An atheist was walking through the woods one day. 'What majestic trees'! 'What powerful rivers'! 'What beautiful animals', he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him. He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him. At that instant the atheist cried out, 'Oh my God!' Time Stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. As a bright light shined down on the man, a voice came out of the sky. “You deny My existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit Creation to cosmic accident. Do you expect Me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer”? The atheist looked directly into the light, “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the bear a Christian?” The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke: "Lord, thank you for all that you provide, bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."
I think this is an appropriate anecdote for the multitudes (or should I say mixed multitudes) who have benefited from living in the U.S.A., but cannot or will not attribute those benefits to the Benefactor from whence all blessings flow. In this message, I’d like to take a look at the history of gratitude in America; specifically the nature of Thanksgiving Day and how it has evolved. There is something terribly wrong with a White nation that had a Christian beginning, but several hundred years later cannot express the same spirit of thankfulness.
by Pastor Mark Downey
"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Rev. 18:4
This is perhaps one of the most profound utterances in John's Revelation. It contains the racial message of Christian Identity that the White race i.e. Israel is God's people. We always have been and always will be His people. But, we are commanded to come out of her, which is alluding to Mystery Babylon in chapters 17 and 18. Mystery Babylon represents the culmination of filthy state sanctioned religious, political and economic systems of death.
What is it that we should come out of? To the Christian Identity community it is removing oneself from the traditions of man which manifests itself in jewish fables found in the catholic church and subsequent judaized churches. It's the doctrines of little men inculcating fear of non-existent gods and deities in the minds of the children of God (violating the first commandment i.e. Exodus 20:3) and making His people think that they must kill those who disagree with them (violating the sixth commandment i.e. Exodus 20:13), thinking self-righteously that they doeth service to God (John 16:2).
by Pastor Mark Downey
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:28-31
October 20, 2013
I have used the phrase ‘God’s plan for the ages’ many times, but have not expounded upon it before. So I thought today would be the perfect time to talk about it. If we have a perfect God, then He must have a perfect plan. Thus far, we have learned what it means for the White race to “Be ye perfect,” to be ‘White Supremacists’ and to believe in the perfect incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. From today’s reading in Romans 8, we can surmise that there is a perfect orchestration of events as they unfold throughout history and our own lives, that give us a glimpse of Paradise, where God’s Kingdom was a done deal for the first man or Adam, which 6,000 years ago (more or less) did not include other races (they have never qualified as Adam-man). So Paradise was basically an all-White society by Intelligent Design and it was not without a purpose. Although since that time, it has been obscured and driven in all the wrong directions away from God’s intent. That’s because Adam-man has not always loved God with all his heart or responded to a divine calling. God is perfect by way of His promises, none of which have ever been broken. Prophecy is another element to convince His people that He is the only entity in the universe that can perfectly predict the future.
When the Fall of Adam happened, Paradise ended. Some Bible expositors wrongfully conclude that we are born into sin using a verse like Psalms 51:5, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” where congenital depravity is implied. However, David is saying that he was born into a sinful environment, not that he was a sinning baby from the get-go. We are all born into a sinful fallen world by Adam’s disobedience, but there’s more to the plan. “By the obedience of One [Christ] shall many be made righteous” Romans 5:19. Now that’s Good News!
by Pastor Mark Downey
October 14, 2013
Scripture Reading: I John 5:7-8
I’ve never picked an interpolation, a spurious addition to the biblical text, for the Scripture reading before, but a combination of things warrants a review of what should have been learned in church kindergartens when we learned to count with our fingers. We have had some dynamic guest speakers in the last few weeks. Dr. Blanchard said that America, for all intents and purposes, is dissolved and we can thank the apostate church prostituting itself for the almighty state. And then, Pastor Brian Jones gave us a sermon about ‘Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain,’ which was much more than just cussing. That Sunday, we sang the old hymnal ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ containing the 3 in 1 gods of the iconic dogma of the Trinity with the lyrics “God in three persons, blessed Trinity.” It’s ironic that another stanza says, “there is none beside Thee [in reference to Isaiah 45:6], Perfect in power.” This song has always bothered me, because it’s based on the catholic lie and manmade invention of the Trinity, a word and concept that is not to be found anywhere in the Bible.
by Pastor Mark Downey
September 8, 2013
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:13-19
Once again the Holy Spirit has brought someone else’s commentary to bear fruit on our understanding of perfection with Paul’s description of the armor of God and specifically verse 19 with the phrase “the mystery of the gospel.’ The brother said this, “Paul was explaining how the scriptures in his day had been manipulated to hide the one fundamental principle of the message from God's word. Paul flatly said he was chosen to reveal this mystery to the nations of Adam. Almost nobody in the Identity movements know, or can say whaft this mystery is, because it was sealed up again until the latter time: Paul tells us this mystery is so important, it is the ONE thing a believer must learn and believe in order to a) be "established in the faith," b) be "made complete in Christ." Conversely, if one doesn't know this mystery, he IS NOT established in the faith, and he IS NOT complete in Christ. So this mystery is very important. What is this Mystery Paul is teaching? This means that today, nobody or virtually nobody, is established in the faith of the apostles and prophets, because nobody, that I have found, can state what the mystery is when asked.”
Well, maybe he hasn’t asked that many people in Identity, most of whom believe we are in the latter days, but allow me to offer a ‘perfect’ explanation.
Christogenea Talkshoe Program for 8-17-13, Saturday 8:00pm
with Pastors Don Elmore and Mark Downey
Fellowship of God’s Covenant People in northern Kentucky
Subject: State of the Church in Christian Identity
A general discussion about church life in our movement and the importance of worship and fellowshipping together
by Pastor Mark Downey
August 25, 2013
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:44-48
I don’t mean for the title to sound pretentious, but this is a Bible study on perfection. To assuage any misapprehensions and to state my case early, I won’t be talking about sinless perfection, for “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us” I John 1:10. In today’s reading of Matthew, the point in question is not the sinlessness of God or His Creation of supernatural perfection, but rather our growth into a maturity of godliness; not to be Christ, but to be like Christ. We’ve seen the bumper sticker ‘We’re not perfect – just forgiven.’ If we were perfect, there would be nothing to forgive. So what does it mean to be perfect like God? Do we become gods? God forbid, that would be the deification of man and there is only one God in Christianity, “There is none else” (Isaiah 45:5). Obviously, God knew the future and made the #1 commandment to preempt anyone, “Who is opposing and exalting himself above everything said to be a god” (II Thes. 2:4) with “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me” (Ex. 20:2).
I’m going to show you that we have the capacity to be perfect and that we should have a healthy desire for it, since God requires it of us.
by Pastor Mark Downey
August 11, 2013
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 66:8
The united States began when God’s punishment upon Israel expired, if you believe the prophecy of 2520 years, otherwise known as ‘the seven times punishment,’ which began in 745BC with the Assyrian captivity and ended in 1776; July 4th to be exact. Even more specific and interesting, we can calculate the captivity of Manasseh, which is America, going into captivity in 732BC and coming out of that captivity 2520 years later in the year 1789, the ratification of the Constitution. All of the tribes of Israel went into captivity at different times and all came out of their respective captivities at different times that coincide with the founding of the European nations and their Constitutions. Do we ignore these numbers or do we do the math and surmise that God is telling us something? According to conspiracy theorists, were they all subverted by a jewish-Masonic conspiracy or was it just us? The 1948 IsraeLIE does not compute. What White Christian Americans have to accept is that God meant for there to be a nation born in a day. When God gave Israel the religious test at Sinai, He warned them that if they rejected the Law, they would be judged. Was it just a coincidence that the Declaration of Independence was signed the same year that divine judgment would no longer travail upon His people? America began in a profound way in the eyes of God and He established His Word through prophecy i.e. a nation born in a day.
The uncanny parallel between America and ancient Israel was so obvious that virtually every Christian minister in colonial America expounded upon it in sermons and writings. They clearly held the widespread belief that this new nation was the ‘stone kingdom’ of Daniel with a destiny to finish the work that the Reformation began and ultimately smash the feet of the Babylonian image, which was political Europe and Papal Rome, both based on dictatorial religious tests. Freedom was hailed as never before as a beacon of light separated from darkness, whether political or religious. If we are to fulfill our divine destiny in the advancement of the Kingdom of God, we must not forsake the blessings our founding fathers fought for nor misplace the chronology of sins that spoiled their furthering of God’s will.
by Pastor Mark Downey
July 28, 2013
Scripture Reading: Exodus 19:3-8
When Moses received the test question from God, the people answered in the affirmative. This was a religious test even though the words religion and religious are misnomers. A misnomer is something that is named in error. One of the first things I learned in Christian Identity is that Christianity is not a religion; it’s a way of life. Religions are man-made. Christianity is made by God. The word religion comes from the Latin ‘religio’ and means ‘to bind anew.’ This word seems originally to have signified an oath or vow to the gods, or an obligation, which was held to be very sacred during the Roman Empire. However, 200 years ago in America, religion was often synonymous with Christianity for all intents and purposes. It was the test itself that was the principle of controversy in more recent times.
The 1828 Webster’s Dictionary goes so far to say, “Religion, in its most comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man's accountableness to God; and also true godliness or piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. It therefore comprehends theology, as a system of doctrines or principles, as well as practical piety; for the practice of moral duties without a belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not religion.” The modern Merriam-Webster puts a much blander rendition of defining religion: “the service and worship of God or the supernatural; commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance.” From these two historical perspectives of religion, we can assert that there are two distinct categories i.e. Christianity in contrast to a million other gods.
by Pastor Mark Downey
July 14, 2013
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 31:10-13
I'm a baby-boomer and growing up in the 1950's, when you could walk down the street in relative safety, I remember my mom saying, "Don't talk to strangers." Even 50 years ago, America was changing for the worse. Christianity was on the verge of a major downswing towards a hyphenated judaization and multicultural diversity. Back then, the proverbial stranger was a hitchhiker with his thumb up for a ride or someone you didn't know offering candy to children. The innocence of such things soon changed, because of a few gruesome crimes, which later became quite common. In fact, the dark side of strangers has become serial, as in killers and pedophiles. Trust is no longer taken for granted. Talking to strangers today can be deathly. And so we have to ask if the Bible prohibits our people from conversing with the strangers of forced integration. Actually, it’s more than just mere conversation; it is the mindset of modern social interaction.
I choose Deuteronomy for our Scripture reading today, because most people would not be able to tell you who the stranger is in verse 12. Christian Identity seems to be the only form of Christianity that has an understanding of three different words for stranger that are found in the Bible. If these strangers are not biblically identified, our kith and kin could be facing serious trespasses and doing just the opposite of what God commands. To the universalist or those who think God's salvation includes all races, rightly dividing the word stranger means little or nothing to them. They go about their merry race mixing ways in disobedience to God's Law. In fact, they go on the offensive to instill White guilt for the so called sin of racism. However, this ‘Answers in Genesis’ “sin” is not from the Bible, but from Baal worship.
The biblical perspective of what constitutes a stranger can be either someone of our own race or someone of another race. This is made evident by the scriptural record itself.