THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS BACKING DOWN
Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
July 19, 2020
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 9:26 “Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against Thee, and cast Thy law behind their backs, and slew Thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to Thee, and they wrought great provocations.”
In the above introductory verse, who do the pronouns “they” and “their” and “them” represent and who does “Thee” and “Thy” represent? Who is Nehemiah talking about? You can’t understand what the prophet is saying unless you understand who the pronouns stand in place of in the sentence. The answer is found at the end of this sermon.
There are a lot of stories that are happening. There are so many occurring from week to week that it is hard to cover them all. On Friday and Saturday, two civil rights activists died; John Lewis and C. T. Vivian. And the Supreme Court activist, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is battling cancer again and may be close to death too. Cornerstone Church will not meet at their building locations at least to the end of the year. That’s almost half a year!
But the main fight is spiritual; with spiritual forces. The fight is against our LORD. It is a fight to the death.
BLM TAKES ON A CHRISTIAN BRANSON BUSINESS
We will start with a story that was sent to me from Pastor Ramsey:
“This local business has been owned by one of Branson’s finest Christian families for many years without incident. This local business has also become the single target to be destroyed, burned, looted or put out of business by Black Lives Matter & other violent demonstrators involved with them. Though this family has the full support of the police, the mayor & local community they too have been threatened by violence, death & arson. At the request of local police, they have had to close temporarily on several high dollar days in order to help the police protect the property & contents.
Because of the violent threats, the owner of the building where the store is located is pressuring the family to move out to some other location. The family has suffered severe financial loss due to this lawlessness. What we need here is enough money to buy a building for this business & their owner. It can be insured & rebuilt if burned & inventory replaced. Do your best. They need several thousand dollars for a building but, more money if the inventory gets destroyed. Please stand up for the right to be free in America & not let these good people fall.”
Many of us, who have visited Branson, may remember this business. Some of us have shopped and bought objects that are in the building. It had a lot of Confederate flags. That is the one thing that BLM is supposedly against; I wonder if the fact that the owners are Christians have anything to do with it too?
Remember all the corporations, professional athletes, and sympathetic individuals who have donated to BLM? Check my last sermon, Part 39, about the co-founders of BLM. The three co-founders are black women, who are out of the closet lesbians, one is married to a transgendered male, two have been trained by a Marxists, all three are organizers, all three are abortionists, all three are in favor of LGBTQ, all three are anti-Christians, all three are communists. Would you rather give to this viperous group, or would you rather support a group that is being victimized by this popular, secular, anti-Christ organization? If you are interested, they have set up a GoFundMe account.
THE UNTOLD TRUTH OF COLIN KAEPERNICK’S GIRLFRIEND
Who is Colin Kaepernick? Most Americans know him as being a quarterback in the National Football League who started kneeling during the national anthem. It caused a great division among the players, coaches, and even the fans of the football games. It has spread to high schools, colleges and even different sports.
But does anyone know who his girlfriend is? Or what was the event that changed his belief in America? Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, may not be as well-known as her football-playing boyfriend, but the radio DJ and TV personality has led quite the impressive life. What’s more, she may be the real reason behind Kaepernick’s headline-making activism, including the #TakeAKnee movement.
Diab, who was raised for some time in Saudi Arabia, has spent the last decade building a name for herself on radio stations in California and New York and has even appeared on the small screen. She has appeared on MTV and reality shows like Teen Mom. When it comes to net worth, she may not be able to compete with the $22 million her boyfriend was valued to have a couple of years ago. And there’s lots that many don’t know about the her. From speaking at the United Nations, to repeatedly slamming the NFL, and even getting into a beef with rapper Travis Scott, Diab is nothing if not outspoken.
Soon after the couple got together in late 2015—Kaepernick’s social media accounts began reflecting the “Black Lives Matter and Muslim activism of Diab.” Nessa Diab was first linked to Colin Kaepernick back in 2015 but confirmed their relationship in February 2016.
However, months after the pair had started dating, Kaepernick began his controversy by not standing for the national anthem. Is the reason that he knelt because of his girlfriend, Nessa, who is a Muslim, who changed Colin’s political views?
Kaepernick said: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Following this, Nessa was also scrutinized for her left-wing messages on social media which included an Instagram post that praised Cuban leader Fidel Castro [a communist].
Some even said that Kaepernick had secretly converted to Islam and his disloyalty to the flag was because of his new religion. “I have great respect for the religion, know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people. But I think that (rumor of conversion) comes along with people’s fear of this protest, as well as Islamophobia in this country.
“People are terrified of them to the point where Trump wants to ban all Muslims from coming here, which is ridiculous.” He continued: “The impact is just conversations that we constantly have. This is an open discussion that I have with many people, not just my woman.
“She is Muslim, her family is Muslim, I have great respect for them. I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe. And I don’t think anybody should be prosecuted for judged based on what their beliefs all.”
How is that for a free media? How many know of Colin’s influential Muslim girlfriend, the real reason for Colin’s kneeling during our National Anthem?
DEMOCRAT FAILS TO APOLOGIZE
In the July 2, 2020, Cincinnati Enquirer, there was the article entitled, “Rhodes rips ‘Marxist’ Black Lives Matter.” The article is about Dusty Rhodes, a long-time Hamilton County auditor who isn’t going to apologize for his recent tweet asking why Black Lives Matter isn’t also focusing on lives lost to abortions and shootings. Rhodes is a life-time Democrat, who is also a Roman Catholic.
Rhodes is quoted as saying:
“The whole Black Lives Matter thing has gotten in my craw real good. I appreciate the sentiment, but not the organization, which is a Marxist [communist] outfit hellbent on destroying our country as it stands right now…
They’re killing more black babies in abortions than white as a ratio. And I think those Black lives matter just as much as the three little kids who were killed (by gun violence in Chicago) this weekend. And nobody’s talking about that…
Black lives matter in the womb as well as in life outside the womb. I think it’s a valid point and it ought to be discussed.”
Is there a problem with the political approval that BLM has, especially with the Democrats, that the 80-year-old Democrat has? Well, there is. He enraged some members of the Democratic Party on June 19 when he tweeted:
“Just wondering when they are going to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Auburn Avenue, you know, in front of that building where they terminate black lives and white ones, too, almost every day of the week.”
Planned Parenthood, the city’s only abortion clinic, is on Auburn Avenue in Mount Auburn. There is least one Democratic who is not apologizing.
DON’T DO AS BLM DOES
Speaking of painting “Black Lives Matter” on the street, what would happen if someone does the opposite, that is paint over the image? What would happen if someone did this? Well, now we know as a couple recorded defacing a Black Lives Matter mural that was painted in front of a California courthouse. The two of them have been charged with three counts, including a hate crime, prosecutors announced.
David Nelson, 53, and Nicole Anderson, 42, are each facing charges in connection with a July 4 incident in Martinez, a city about 25 miles from San Francisco. The decision to charge the couple was made by officials with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office. Nelson and Anderson are each charged with violation of civil rights, vandalism, and possession of tools to commit vandalism. If convicted of the charges, the defendants--who share a Martinez address--face up to a year in the county jail.
What would they do, if on the other hand, they had desecrated a Confederate monument? They would be freely going about their business right now.
And what about the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, who along with Al Sharpton and other Black Lives Matter supporters, painted a mural which said “Black Lives Matter” on the street which faced Trump Towers. The mayor has been a communist since his college days.
Do you know that Bill de Blasio is not his birth name? He was born Warren Wilhelm Jr.
He was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. De Blasio has a bad relationship with his deceased father. A navy veteran who lost his left leg in World War II, Warren Wilhelm Sr. fell prey to McCarthyism in the 1950s. His career as an economist at the Commerce Department derailed when he and his wife were questioned about their communistic activities. Wilhelm Sr. later became an alcoholic and de Blasio’s parents divorced. “The pain he caused people, even if he didn’t mean to, just so many people were badly affected,” de Blasio said in an interview with The New York Times. “I think I really was angered by that.”
By the end of high school, he had ditched his given name and opted for his childhood nickname Bill and his mother’s maiden name. Hmmm. Jews say that any person who is born of a Jewish mother is Jewish.
WHO WAS PARDONED IN HER 16TH YEAR OF A 56 YEAR SENTENCE?
Susan Rosenberg, financial supporter of BLM
Black Lives Matter, the American communist organization, has as its main sponsor a leftist group whose board of directors includes a convicted terrorist. Alicia Garza, one of three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter national organization, who has a transgendered husband, has repeatedly talked about how convicted cop killer and wanted domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, is one of her main inspirations.
Susan Rosenberg, a member of the board of directors for the left-wing Thousand Currents group, and Vice Chair on the board of BLM, is a convicted lesbian Jewish terrorist who, among other things, was suspected of helping Shakur escape from prison. Susan is the daughter of a communist journalist who was investigated by Senator McCarthy. Another offspring of a communist parent.
Rosenberg had been a member of the radical leftist revolutionary militant group known as the May 19th Communist Organization, affiliated with the Weather Underground terrorist group and other radicals. She was convicted on weapons and explosives charges and sentenced to 58 years in prison, serving 16 years before being pardoned.
A domestic terrorist, who is a lesbian Jew, is Susan Rosenberg, who is the financial supporter and fund raiser of BLM. She was pardoned by who? She was affiliated with murders of policemen, armed car robberies, stealing of many pounds of explosives, blowing up of the Congress building and other government offices. She was associated with many communist organizations and she was pardoned after serving less than 30% of her sentence. Who, in their right mind, would pardon her? She was pardoned in January of 2001 on the last day that he was in office. Do you know who it was? It was Bill Clinton, who on the last day of his presidency, pardoned this lesbian communist. What does that say about Bill Clinton?
There are over 200 American corporations who have handed over millions of dollars to this pro-Democratic communist movement. Why doesn’t our government call the whole lot of them what they are—unamerican, communist plotters, who are trying to take over the United States government? The real question is why did Bill Clinton pardon communist Susan Rosenberg? She should still be in jail until the year 2043!
LUTHERAN CHURCH VANDALIZED
There were two articles in the July 2 Cincinnati Enquirer daily newspaper. Both stories were related to the same incident of vandalism of a Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. The church steps and a Pride display were vandalized by some unknown people(s). The vandals spray painted the display and wrote slurs on the steps.
The Pride display included a large sign, which the church purchased, as well as many smaller signs that members of the congregation made. For more than a decade, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America organization, to which the Anderson Township church belongs [Cincinnati suburb], has moved toward accepting LGBTQ members, voting in 2009 to ordain LGBTQ pastors and remove sanctions for clergy who preside over same-sex weddings.
It was part of the church’s move to get designated as a “Reconciling in Christ Congregation,” which means a specific church “officially declare ourselves as a safe place” for LGBT members. “The church has inflicted plenty of harm of folks, but especially on LGBTQ folks.”
[This Lutheran Church has said, that for 2000 years, the Christian Church has harmed many lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender folk. But whose law was the historic church teaching? Man’s or God’s? It was God’s law! So, they are saying that for close to 2,000 years the Christian Church has said the homosexuality is wrong, but in the last few years, the issue has been reversed. The Lutheran Church is dead wrong! This Lutheran Church is teaching dogma of another god.]
LUTHERAN CHURCH ANSWERS VANDALS
The Communist Cincinnati Enquirer had another article written by the two pastors of the vandalized Lutheran Church. One is a female; the other a male.
[That should be a clue of how “true” this church is.]
In the July 2 edition, on page 4B, the OPINION page, was the article, “Vandalism won’t deter church from loving all.”
This headline gave the gist of the article. The Lutheran Church is taking the position that it loves all people, even the people who painted their signs and sidewalk. The article says:
“We denounce this action (painting over the Pride sign and writing slurs on the sidewalk) and its message. We affirm, welcome and stand with our LGBTQ+ siblings as God’s beloved children. We also pray for the perpetrator(s) and the malignant divisions that ravage our country and community. We are not called to hate. We are called to raise our voices on behalf of those who are on the margins. We are to seek justice and love mercy. We are to seek peace. We are to love our neighbors and even those who disagree with us. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is a community that takes these calls seriously.”
[Are the two Lutheran pastors stating that Christians are to seek “peace” and “love” everyone? Would they hate rapists? They say they wouldn’t. Murderers? They say they wouldn’t. Anti-Christs? They say they wouldn’t. Would they love a group who burned down their church? I doubt that!]
The two pastors ended the article by writing this letter to the vandals:
“Dear individuals who vandalized Lutheran Church of the Resurrection,
Your actions were deplorable. They needn’t have been taken. Our display clearly inflamed you and provoked your anger. Had you come to us, we would have listened. While you sought to destroy and intimidate, we remain undaunted in our proclamation of God’s love for all people—including you.”
[The short letter was signed by both pastors. Notice their last sentence: “…we remain undaunted in our proclamation of God’s love for all people.” This church doesn’t believe the words of Jesus the Christ…
“If they hated Me, they will hate you.”
Matthew 23, Jesus gave eight woes to the scribes and Pharisees who He called “hypocrites”
Did God the father love the individuals who murdered His Son?
Did God love the descendants of Cain, Canaan or Edom?
Let’s look at an average “Christian” website:
HAVE THE MODERN-DAY SCRIBES AND PHARISEES CHANGED THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH?
The website begins by asking a question:
“Is Jesus only for people from a certain race?
A lot of pictures of Jesus make Jesus look like a white European. But He wasn’t white. And He wasn’t European. Jesus never even went to Europe.”
[Then the remnant Episcopal Church are wrong in saying that Jesus went with His uncle, while a teenager, to England? Isn’t England in Europe?]
“Or America. Jesus was born in Israel, in the Middle East. That means He probably had light brown or olive skin, similar to Arabs or Asians today. He was a Jew. Before Jesus came to earth, all believers in God needed to be Jews. Either born as a Jew or convert to Judaism, meaning changing both their religion and their culture to become a Jew.”
[Was Jesus a Hassidic, or Sephardic, or Ashkenazi or Edomite Jew? Was He a descendant of Cain, or Canaan, or Edom? He couldn’t be called a Sephardic, as that name developed almost a thousand years was after Jesus was born; they weren’t called Ashkenazi, as they became Jewish approximately seven hundred years after Jesus’ resurrection. Which “Jew” was He supposed to be?]
“Jesus came to save everyone
Some of Jesus’ disciples thought that Jesus had only come to save Jews. And other people knew that the Jews didn’t like other peoples. But Jesus came to save everyone.”
[Is that everyone, beginning with Adam, or is that everyone beginning with whom? Is the author saying that Jesus, by his death and resurrection, made salvation available to every individual on earth?]
“When Jesus started talking about spiritual matters with a Samaritan woman, she became confused:
The Samaritan woman said to him, How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked Him. And He would have given you living water. (John 4:9-10).”
[The author interprets the Samaritan women as being a non-covenant people of God and Jesus as being a Jew. But is he correct? Why did he leave out verse 12? The Samaritan woman said the following:
John 4:12: “Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle.”
The Samarian women asked Jesus the Christ if He were greater than OUR father Jacob? Jacob not only gave US the well, and drank from it, but his child Isaac and his grandson Jacob also did and his cattle.
If she and He both were descendants from the same father, Jacob, they would not be what is called Jews today; they would be Israelites.]
“This Samaritan woman thought that Jesus would reject her because He was a Jew. But Jesus wanted to share the good news of God with her. Starting with Jesus, the good news of God would not be restricted to one nation or one people anymore. Listen to what Jesus says to the Samaritan woman:
Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For the Father is seeking such people to worship Him. (John 4:21-23).”
[The author, by misinterpreting the Samaritan woman’s true identity, by ignoring verse 12, reached the wrong conclusion that he made in the yellow highlighted section two paragraphs above. He said that “…Jesus wanted to share the good news of God with her. Starting with Jesus, the good news of God would not be restricted to one nation or one people anymore.”
But, if you consider what the Samaritan said in verse 12, then you have a different identity of the Samaritan. She was an Israelite who was living in Samaria. Jesus was an Israelite who was living in Galilee. Jacob was her father!]
“Gentiles do not require to hold to Jewish laws and culture
Later on after Jesus ascended to heaven, some Gentiles (non-Jews) believed the Gospel and received the Holy Spirit, which showed that God had accepted them (Acts 10:44-48).”
[Most of Acts 10 is about Cornelius, the Roman Centurion and his meeting with Peter. The later part of the chapter (verses 36-48) is about Peter’s sermon to whom? Jews and Gentiles, as the article interprets them, or is it someone else?
44) “While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45) And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
47) Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost, as well as we?
48) And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.”
The author defined the word, Gentiles. He said that it meant “non-Jews.” What verse is this? Where is this definition found in the Bible? The words, “Jews” and “Gentiles” were not even in the original Hebrew and Greek. Not even in the original English versions.
The author ignored another verse which identified who the “them” were in 44. The verse that was ignored is:
Acts 10:36:“The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all:)”
Those who were of the “circumcision…who came with Peter” were the Judeans (not Jews). The Gentiles, were the other 10 tribes, who had been divorced from God for about seven hundred years.]
“But some Jews disagreed with this, and said that the Gentiles had to become Jews in order to be saved (Acts 15:5). The leaders of the early church gathered to consider this objection, but they concluded that if God accepts non-Jewish believers by giving them His Holy Spirit, then they should not require them to hold to Jewish laws and culture either:
And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you. That by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as He did to us. And He made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith. Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.’ (Acts 15:7-11).”
[It is not that “some Jews” said that the “Gentiles had to become Jews in order to be saved.” It was the Israelites of the kingdom of Judah said that the Israelites of the other 10 tribes had to become like the Judeans were, in order to be saved. The ten tribes, who after 700 years had to return to God’s holy laws. But they are told that the laws regarding the tabernacle, temple, priesthood, sacrificial offerings, etc. are now eliminated by the death of Jesus the Christ. This also included circumcision. The author, by ignoring verses that tells the identity of the people who are in later verses called “them” and “us”, makes the mistake of universalism.]
The article continues using Ephesians 2:11-18; Revelation 7:9-10; Acts 17:26-27; 30-31. The author ignores the verses which teach that Ephesians, Acts and Revelation are all talking about Israelites.
The story of universalism is based on the common ancestry of all people. You have heard these precepts of anti-Christ doctrine constantly. All races are created equal. All races are descended from Noah. All races are descended from Adam and Eve. Every one of earth are brothers to each other. Where are the verses in the Bible that back these statements up? There aren’t any.
There was enmity put between the woman and the Serpent, and between her seed and the serpent’s seed. Why is there no descendant of Cain that is called a follower of God?
Why is there the same result in the descendants of the fourth son of Ham, Canaan? Wait a minute. What seed line did Canaan intermarried with? Cain’s. But that was after Noah’s flood. I thought that there were only eight people who survived the flood. Where were Cain’s descendants? How could there be at least two of them on the ark, if there were only eight people on the ark and the rest were killed? Why did the God of the Bible tell His covenant people to kill every one of the seven Canaanite nations—men, women and children?
Why were the parents of Isaac in such grief regarding one of their sons after he married several Canaanite women? All this was okay in the Old Testament, but in the New Testament, it all changed? It’s not the blood of Christ, but the blood of the everlasting covenant shed by Jesus the Christ.
So, who are the descendants of Cain, Canaan and Edom today? Are they still in existence today? Are they still enemies of God and His covenant people?
So why is a Christian business being targeted by BLM?
Why did Colin Kaepernick change his views on America?
Why is there a life-long Democrat who is not apologizing for hating BLM’s position on black lives dying in abortions and shootings by other blacks?
Why is there a penalty for defacing a BLM’s image painted on a street, but no penalty for tearing down public statutes?
Why does Warren Wilhelm Jr.’s communist father and his own communist activities determine his actions as mayor?
Why did ex-president Bill Clinton pardon Susan Rosenberg from serving 40 more years of a prison sentence?
Why did a local Lutheran Church say that they forgive the vandal(s) who spray painted their PRIDE display at the church?
Why does the average “Christian” believe the Jesus was a Jew and after His death and resurrection salvation became available to everyone of the earth?
Nehemiah 9:26: “Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against Thee, and cast Thy law behind their backs, and slew Thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to Thee, and they wrought great provocations.”
The pronouns, “they”, “their” and “them” represent Israelites. The pronouns “Thee” and “Thy” represent the God of Israel.
To be continued.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.