Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
December 16, 2018
Scripture Reading Deuteronomy 4:1: “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.”
Today, the 16th day of December, is the anniversary of the Battle of Blood River. It happened 180 years ago, in 1838. They made a covenant with the LORD. It reads as follows:
“My brothers and fellow citizens, here we stand in the presence of the Holy God, creator of heaven and earth, to make a vow unto Him, that if His protection shall be with us and (He) give our enemy into our hand so that we might be victorious over him, that this day and date every year shall be spent as a birthday and a day of thanksgiving, just as a Sabbath is spent, and then we shall erect a temple to His honor wherever it will be pleasing to Him, and that we shall also instruct our children that they must also share in it, as well as for our generations yet to come. Because the Honor of His name shall thereby be glorified, and the glory and honor of the victory shall be given Him.” (Original in Dutch).
By the end of the day, the 460-odd Afrikaner men with their women and children not only successfully fought off the repeated onslaughts with the loss of Zulu lives estimated at 12,000 and not a single casualty on the Afrikaner side, but they also irrevocably bound future generations for survival to Him.
If the outcome of the battle is to be considered a miracle, then equally miraculous is the fact the Afrikaners did not lose one of their animals, notwithstanding the thousands of spears hurled inside the “laager”. Neither did the animals (900 oxen, 500 horses) stampede at the blood chilling battle cries that accompanied 30,000 warriors’ attack after attack. Neither did the odor of blood which permeated the air give cause for stamped.
Old Zulus who took part in the battle as young warriors were later to tell that what decided the battle against them was not the Boers shooting from between the wheels of the wagons, but Boers shooting from the White cloud hovering about the laager all day…Afrikaners know their survival is completely dependent on divine intervention.
We can remember this day, even though most Afrikaners no longer do. They have forsaken the LORD their God. It shows that Israel will never be totally exterminated by their enemies. Have we learned the lesson that was demonstrated to us in 1838?
1) “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.”
Who is talking and who is he talking to? Moses is about to die, and he is giving his final instructions to God’s covenant people--Israel. Moses was in the valley over against Beth-peor, near Mt. Pisgah.
Israel had been freed from being slaves in Egypt but had wandered around the Promised Land for about 40 years due to their sin of not believing what their LORD had told them. Moses was 120-years-old and was about to die. He tells God’s people to hearken or pay attention to the statutes and judgments which I am teaching you. Do them and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (your fathers) has given you.
Moses is not talking to the Amalekites, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Kenites, the Edomites, the Moabites, the Philistines, the Perizzites, the Hivites, the Girgashites, the Phoenicians, the Ammonites, the Syrians, the Jebusites, the Egyptians; all the neighbors that surrounded Israel. All these individuals were currently in a mongrelized state; there were none which had pure blood. He was talking exclusively to His pure seed of Israel.
2) “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”
Moses told Israel that they were not permitted to add any new statutes or judgements or diminish in any way from what God had instructed them. God’s Law was to be perpetual and would be true all throughout the ages. It was to be taught to their children.
If they added or subtracted any laws or failed to teach them to their children, they would suffer greatly for this sin. Keeping these Laws of God was what made them different from the rest of the inhabitants of the world. These commandments were given exclusively to Israel and to no one else. If they kept these Laws, they would be blessed by Almighty God and would be very prosperous and wise. They would be the head.
If they would keep His statutes and commandments, it would be well with them and they would have the opportunity to live long lives. The remainder of the world was not given the Laws of God to keep. Their traditions, culture and ways of living were to be ignored by the Israelites. The Israelites were to be separate and not make any covenants or agreements with the other races. To do so, would bring disaster to them.
3) “Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor: for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.”
What happened to Israel at Baal-peor, near the place where they now were listening. Many of the Israelites were enticed and seduced by the most beautiful of the women of Moab and Midian to commit the sins of idolatry and adultery (interracial dating or marriage). The Israelites came together with these prostitutes of Baal and ate and bowed down to the stranger’s Baal god. There were 1000 chief men of Israel and 23,000 others who fell into this trap that was laid out by Balaam.
God’s wrath was turned away from Israel by the actions of Phinehas the priest, as he threw a javelin into the bellies of two people who were carrying on in this manner. The man, an Israelite was named Zimri, and the Midianite woman was named Cozbi. They were both leaders in the countries that they represented—Israel and Midian. Phinehas was justified in his murders and was rewarded by God with an everlasting priesthood. The murder was committed in the sight of the people of Israel who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
The one thousand leaders were hanged, and the 23,000 others were executed by other Israelites. It is one of the few times that it is permissible to kill your kin. When Israelites are not doing God’s law but doing the law of another god they are ripe for their brother’s actions against them. It is a serious sin not to know the Law of God!
4) “But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.”
This contrasts with the 24,000 Israelites who were no longer alive, but the rest of Israel was preserved. The plan of Balaam was succeeding as more and more Israelite men were enticed with the prostitutes of the attractive, strange (foreign), women. They not only committed adultery (mixed their pure seed with their unholy seed) with them, but they ate and bowed down to their god—Baal.
5) “Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.”
Israel was told by Moses that when they crossed the Jordan River and eventually began to live in Palestine, they were to live by the statutes and judgments that Moses was teaching them. Israel had to live by some laws. Everyone does. Would it be the Laws of the LORD God of Israel that Moses was telling them, or would it be the laws of another god? The god of your neighboring countries? This was the key point of the message. If they kept God’s Laws, they would be blessed. If they failed to keep His Laws, they would be cursed and eventually scattered or lost in punishment.
6) “Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”
When Israel obeyed their LORD and did what He told them to do, they were, in the sight of the other nations of the world, a wise and understanding people. When the Queen of Sheba came for a visit when King Solomon was on the throne, she remarked that only half had been told her. Israel’s laws (God’s Law) were the wisest and most understanding of any nation in the world.
Deuteronomy 4:7, 8:
7) “For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon Him for?
8) And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?”
A nation that is great, is following these laws that God gave exclusively to Israel.
Psalms 147:19, 20:
19) “He sheweth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His judgments unto Israel.
20) He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.”
The LORD God was the literal king over Israel for several centuries. If you stop and think about it for just a second, why would He give His holy laws to the enemies of Himself and His people? Do you understand why the LORD God commanded His people to completely annihilate the Canaanite nations with no missionaries sent to them. Why would God send missionaries to a people who “could not hear the words of God?”
The Canaanites had their own gods and their own laws that they kept. It produced death. Israel was instructed to not learn their ways of doing things. This included their religious ways.
For the Law that was given to them by Moses differed from the Canaanite’s law of their gods. Here are a few examples:
Only one LORD God. No temples, altars and rituals of any other god allowed—they were to be destroyed. Any person attempting to entice an Israelite to worship another god was to be executed.
No interracial adultery.
No usury loans to your brother.
Release from all debts every 7 years.
All land reverts to the original owner every 50 years.
Forbidden to bow down to any idol.
Forbidden to steal.
Forbidden to murder without cause.
Forbidden to kidnap.
These fourteen laws contrast with the laws our nation now says are legal:
All gods are accepted. There are many ways or paths to god. There are none to be criticized. The people of the nation have their right to build their synagogues, temples and meeting places and practice their rituals in peace.
All people originate from the same two people. All are brothers and sisters. Therefore, interracial marriages are not interracial marriages—for there is only one race—the human race.
Sacrifice of your children, especially the first born is acceptable. It is the women’s choice what she should do with the fetus in her belly. It is not murder.
All children have the right to choose what gender they really are. That is realizing the way that they were born is not always the correct gender. A boy can choose to become a girl and vice versa.
Being a sodomite is a choice of an alternate life style. Even though God destroyed the valley of five cities, including Sodom and Gomorrah, we are now living in the New Testament. God’s Law is abolished. The mean God of the Old Testament has been replaced by the new god—called “Jesus.” God loves every person, no matter what.
Banks can charge usury to any race of the world. It was a capital offense in the Old Testament, but even though the Christian world did not have usury banks for many centuries, it is now okay to have their enemies charge them outlandish rates that can never be paid back if full. What is wrong with a world where the usury banks control and own most of the property of the world?
Not all debt is to be released at any time. Some debt can be, but not all. Student debt is one of these that can never be released. How silly that God’s Law states that His people could be released from debt and experience freedom after every seven years. Is that why they could only be a slave for six years? On the seventh they were to be released with provisions given to them to start their life of freedom?
The land given to an Israelite is to be never sold forever. It could be sold or rented for a short period, but never for more than 49 years. Every 50 years was a Jubilee Year—all property reverted to the original family owner.
The land would be free of prisons. This terrible punishment of an increasing number of citizens is alarming. Restitution and execution of certain capital crimes—such as, murder without a cause, kidnapping, rape, charging usury to a brother. Restitution to the victim of a robbery, would be that the robber would pay the victim double the amount that he stole; four times if it was used in his business.
Multi-culturalism is forbidden. No foreigners were to be living in Israel. No mosques, synagogues, pagan temples were to be allowed in their land. They were to be a separate people.
All idols were to be destroyed. This includes Santa Claus.
No stealing is allowed. Restitution if caught.
No murdering is allowed, without cause. If caught, the death penalty is enacted with the victim’s relatives the first to begin the process of executing the murderer.
No kidnaping is allowed. If committed the death penalty would be enforced.
How did the United States change from one set of laws to the other? If you look at what the church taught in 1820 and what the church teaches today, you will notice a big difference. The same is true politically and socially. If you look at the War between the States, did the South have a standing army? No. It was served by volunteers. In fact, Tennessee has as its nickname, the Volunteer State.
The same is true if you wanted to marry a Japanese. You couldn’t legally until after 1967 in the United States. What if you wanted to have an abortion? You couldn’t legally until after 1973. What if you were a man who didn’t have any property and was a homeless person—could you vote in 1800? What if you were a prominent woman—could you vote in 1900? What if you were an Oriental—could you vote and hold office in 1840?
Then what happened? A new religion had to come on the scene to change the beliefs of the mainstream American. What religion was that? It wasn’t a particular church, it was a common belief? It is called “Judeo-Christianity.”
The term Judeo-Christianity did not originate with the name of a Jewish synagogue or a Christian Church or a merging of the two. It didn’t come from any views of any of their own theological rabbis or theologians. In fact, it originated from an English novelist who was born in the land where the serpent was blown--India. The novelist lived in India till he was five years old and then went back to England to live, while his father lived in India. The Englishmen then went back to India to work for about five years before he returned to England. His name: Eric Arthur Blair. You probably never heard of him by his birth name. But I would say that probably all of you know his pen name, George Orwell. He is famous for his books Animal Farm and 1984.
Eric or George wrote this hyphenated word, “Judeo-Christian” as a linguistic attempt to fight against anti-Jewishness in the late 1930s. By using “Judeo-Christian,” Orwell meant to indicate tolerance and solidarity with a persecuted religious minority (i.e. the Jews). The National Conference of Christians and Jews (now called the National Conference for Community and Justice) subsequently adopted the term, and the Four Chaplains — a rabbi and three Christian ministers who in 1943 together gave their lives to rescue others aboard their sinking ship—became an icon of the postwar understanding of America’s religious pluralism.
But one might think that Christianity and Judaism are theologically linked in a way that merits a special term to describe their shared history and belief system. But this notion fails to hold up under scrutiny. The Jewish theologian Eliezer Berkovitz perhaps put it most concisely when he wrote that: “Judaism is Judaism because it rejects Christianity, and Christianity is Christianity because it rejects Judaism.”
The reason George Washington wrote that letter to the Jewish community in 1790 was that Jews had been denied citizenship in some colonies and early states because of their religion. The boundaries of American religious pluralism have since expanded. But questions about whether religious pluralism applies to all religions — or even to those “nones” who claim no religion — have hardly abated.
It has been almost 90 years, and now the term, Judeo-Christian, means that Jesus was a Jew, His disciples were all Jews, and the early church were all Jews. Christianity is an outgrowth or a sect of Judaism. The Jews believe mainly the Old Testament, while Christians believe mainly the New. Christianity is growing into a sect that is almost all pro-Israelite.
The establishment, ever seeking support to continue to rule, looks upon those who obey its edicts with favor. Those who follow the Laws of God instead may find themselves looked upon as rebels.
Most of “the Lawful,” those who follow the Laws of God and identify their way of life with them, simply call themselves “Christian,” or “Christian Identity” instead of Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, etc. The names of the lawless cults are legion.
Western Christianity has always had someone who tried to avoid some restraining part of the Christian Law. Sometimes it was church officials, sometime the king, sometimes strangers.
To survive, the strangers attempted to bribe the Christian rulers and convert individual Christians to ensure their safety. If the strangers succeeded, the Christian learned the stranger’s ways and a transition religion was born which follows the teaching of the stranger’s god, still calling itself “Christian,” but which ignores its Laws.
One of today’s transition religions is called Judeo-Christianity. Biblical truths taught at many churches were dropped as easily as they had been selected. Over the years the beliefs and practices of the church reversed themselves to become the exact opposite of what they had been earlier. The Southern Baptist Convention even states that they had once taught the “devil’s doctrine--racism” and now they have changed to teaching God’s doctrine. The change happened in 1995. They had been changed to accommodate changed political and social conditions (integration) which ensured continued tax-emption.
But there are other sins that Judeo-Christianity commits besides saying that racism is the “devil’s doctrine.” Some of their sins are:
Selling of church bonds. Christians are encouraged to buy church bonds, the interest to be paid with money donated by Christian tithers—thereby gaining the buyer the stigma and punishment due a usurer. This violated the law dealing with false witnesses. If the buyer of the bond is condemned, so is the witness that convinced him to commit the act.
Strangers approached the altar and taught from its pulpit. Numbers 1:51: “And when the tabernacle seteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.”
At least one, and possibly many other, interracial marriage ceremonies, were performed in the main sanctuary.
Strangers became members of the church and pastors and choir directors.
The pastor never teaches against usury being charged to its members.
They are a corporation, a 501c3 organization of the state.
Most ordinary people are ignorant of the difference between Christianity and Judeo-Christianity. They see only Judeo-Christianity’s omnipresence. It’s everywhere. It is almost the only form of Christian religion that is allowed to be widely advertised in Western society today. It is on television, in books, on billboards, and in newspapers. It is the sole repository of recognition and honors dispensed by government. In return for the establishments tax exemption it avoids offending the establishment by ignoring Christian Law that condemns those who dispense the honors and tax-exemption.
Judeo-Christianity may be described as an ecumenical Christian sect created by the International Trade Cartel to dissolve Christian religious objections to the presence of the international merchant. This has been done by giving media-access, and its accompanying riches to Christian ministers who favor International Trade Cartel policy.
Successful Judeo-Christian preachers can become fantastically rich from the offerings of credulous viewers. Their personal wealth is often measured by the tens of millions of dollars.
Here are the top 13 of the Judeo-Christian ministers who have a net worth of at least $5 million. The net worth may have changed some since this article was written, but if anything, the net worth has gone up:
- Kenneth Copeland, Net Worth $760 Million
Kenneth Copeland is very close to being a billionaire even though he already claims billion dollar status. He runs Kenneth Copeland Ministries. His ministry’s 1,500-acre campus is a half-hour drive from Fort Worth. It includes a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministry’s $17.5 million jet and other aircraft, and a $6 million church owned lakefront mansion.
- Bishop TD Jakes, Net Worth $150 Million
Bishop Jakes lives in a $1,700,000 mansion, he has been called America’s best preacher and has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine. He is a writer, preacher and movie producer. Thomas Dexter “T. D.” Jakes, Sr. is the bishop/chief pastor of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American mega church, with 30,000 members located in Dallas, Texas.
- David Oyedepo, Net Worth $150 Million
David Oyedepo is a Nigerian pastor who has a net worth of $150 million. Having enjoyed a reputation as the richest pastor in Nigeria, David Oyedepo is the founder and presiding bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide, aka Winners Chapel, and its affiliated international churches known as Winners Chapel International.
- Pat Robertson, Net Worth $100 Million
Pat Robertson launched the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia, and the network is now broadcast in 180 countries. In the late 80s, he ran for President, but was unsuccessful. He runs a number of large companies, including the Christian Coalition, a Christian Right organization that exists to raise monetary and public support for conservative political candidates.
- Benny Hinn, Net Worth $42 Million
Israeli televangelist, Benny Hinn is best known for his regular “Miracle Crusades” – revival meeting/faith healing summits that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, “This Is Your Day”.
- Joel Osteen, Net Worth $40 Million
Joel Osteen is an author, televangelist, and pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. He took over his father’s role as a pastor and televangelist, despite having very little formal religious training, in 1999. Since then, the Lakewood Church broadcast has grown exponentially and can be seen in 100 different countries.
- Creflo Dollar, Net Worth $27 Million
Creflo Dollar brought in his net worth through his ministries. He has assembled a multi-million-dollar ministry to the message that “it is the will of God for you to prosper in every way
Creflo Dollar is in addition the publisher of CHANGE magazine, a quarterly international publication with nearly 100,000 subscribers and The Max, a bimonthly resource newsletter for ministers and ministry leaders. His books include Understanding God’s Purpose for the Anointing (1992), Claim Your Success Today (2006) and 8 Steps to make the Life You Want (2008). He’s well known for his controversial teachings of Prosperity theology. He has been criticized for his lavish lifestyle as he owns two Rolls-Royces, a private jet, a million-dollar home in Atlanta, and a 2.5-million-dollar residence in Manhattan. In 2007, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley named him and other evangelists in a financial investigation, mentioning lavish lifestyles and questioning their use of cash gathered from churchgoers and viewers. He has denied any wrong doing.
- Billy Graham, Net Worth $25 Million
Billy Graham was a Southern Baptist who rose to celebrity status as his sermons were broadcast on radio and television stations around the country. In 1950 he founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Within a few years the civil rights movement began to sweep the nation. Billy, who had never really thought much about the plight of African Americans was instantly inspired to help the cause. He began refusing to speak or appear at events that were segregated. He joined the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 where he met and befriended Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1957, Billy invited Dr. King to join him during a 16-week Christian event held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. This 16-week event attracted more than 2.3 million visitors from around the country and helped propel Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement into the mainstream conscience. Billy personally posted bail for Dr. King on several occasions after MLK had been arrested during demonstrations. Billy Graham was also the official spiritual advisor to several Presidents including Nixon and Eisenhower. It has been estimated that during his lifetime, Billy’s sermons have reached an audience across television and radio of more than 2.2 billion people. He married his wife Ruth in 1943 and they remained together until her death in 2007.
- Rick Warren, Net Worth $25 Million
Rick Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California; it is now the country’s eighth-largest church. Warren is the author of a handful of books, including “The Purpose Driven Church” and “The Purpose Driven Life”. Warren believes in a five-point plan to bring global harmony to Earth; he calls it his “P.E.A.C.E. Plan”. It calls for Planting churches, Equipping servant leaders, Assisting the poor, Caring for the sick, and Education. He and his wife aim to live on ten percent of their income and donate the rest to charity.
- Joyce Meyer, Net Worth $25 Million
Pastor Joyce Meyer is an American Bible teacher, writer, and motivational speaker that has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Pastor Joyce Meyer, also called Pauline Joyce Hutchison, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was sexually abused as a child. She became a born-again Christian when she was in elementary school and became more and more focused on her faith as her home life worsened. Her bible study classes became so popular, that she eventually branched out into broadcasting them on the radio. In 1985, she formed her own ministry, Life in the Term, and her radio show began to air throughout the Midwest. She began airing a weekly television show on WGN TV and BET called “Enjoying Everyday Life” in 1995. She has become an immensely popular public speaker and journeys from engagement to engagement in her private jet. She was #17 on Time Magazine’s list of the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals” in 2005.
- Juanita Bynum, Net Worth $10 Million
Juanita Bynum is an American actress, singer, author, and televangelist. Her 1997 video and audiotape series, “No More Sheets”, catapulted her into the spotlight in Christian circles. The reprise of the program was one of the most popular portions of the “Woman, Thou Art Loosed!” Conference in 1999 and was attended by 52,000 people. She also organized the annual “Women’s Weapons of Power Conference” until 2006. She appears regularly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and has released a number of audiobooks and recordings of her sermons.
- Rev John Hagee, Net Worth $5 Million
Pastor John Hagee net worth: Pastor John Hagee is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church. He led the Trinity Church in the early to mid-70s, and then founded his own church, The Church at Castle Hills, in 1975. Since then, he has gone on to head one of the most wide-reaching and successful Christian organizations in the world. The Cornerstone Church now has 20,000 members, and he is the CEO of John Hagee Ministries, a Christian multi-media empire, the CEO of Christian Evangelism Television, and the National Chairman of Christians United for Israel.
- Paula White, Net Worth $5 Million
Pastor Paula White is a Christian evangelist, teacher, author, and television personality. She became a Christian in the mid-80s and went on to launch her own church with her then husband Randy White, called Without Walls International Church. The church, which was originally known as the South Tampa Christian Church, struggled during its early years, and the Whites lived off the kindness of the congregation and the government. The church eventually grew to 20,000 members. She hosts the popular show, “Paula White Today” on the Trinity Broadcast Network, and has published ten books. She is the “pastor” and serves in the cabinet of President Donald Trump.
Here are some of the things the Judeo-Christian ministers are permitted to do and some things they are not permitted to do. They are permitted to solicit money. They may use Biblical parables, illustrations, and terminology. They must incorporate tolerance. They may NOT refer to the Laws, statutes and Judgments contained in the Scriptures since the Commandments represent a different God from the one followed by the owners of the media (i.e. they may not say that the penalty for murder, kidnaping and homosexuality is “death.”)
They are also required to refer to the Khazar-Turk merchants living in their midst as being “Israel.” This gives wolves free passes into the Saxon sheepfold.
To continue using the media, Judeo-Christian ministers are required:
To take their followers on annual pilgrimages to Palestine,
Refrain from attacking other religions and peoples,
Promote ecumenism, and
When instructed—advocate whatever project or opinion that the International Trade Cartel wishes to promote.
This new cult, costing nothing more than allowing certain preachers to profit from the media, has persuaded tens of millions of Christians from opposing the International Trade Cartel. As a result, the Christian West has crumbled into a nation having many gods.
The work of the Judeo-Christian preacher cannot be underestimated or undervalued. First comes the preacher, next comes a king to rule, and at the last comes the merchant-trader who had sent the other two to prepare his way.
Christian preachers to strangers justify their missionary efforts by using one particular quote from the King James Bible and ignoring others. The quote they use most frequently is:
Mark 16:15, 16:
15) “And He [Jesus] said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
This quote, if not interpreted by other quotes of Jesus, creates an oxymoron because it makes Jesus say one thing one time and another thing at another time.
Matthew 10:5, 6:
5) “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not.
6) But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
6) “For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”
9) “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”
To keep harmony in the scripture, Matthew 16:15 must be interpreted with Mark 15:24:
Matthew 16:15 with Mark 15:24:
15 with 24) “Go ye into all the world [Israel was scattered into all the world] and preach the gospel to every creature [I am sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”].
Psalms 106:35, 36:
35) “But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
36) And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.”
Missions to kinsmen are commanded and commended. Missions to strangers are forbidden.
25) “Jesus answered the, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.
26) But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you.
27) My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
We obey God the WORD and exclude strangers. We do what we do because:
1 Kings 8:53:
53) “For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses, thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.”
The entire Reformation period was brief. The enslaved people of the West tried to regain their land and freedoms from an alien feudal system. They fought against both the Protestant state church and the Roman Catholic international trade cartel. Their opposition won—their victory bloody. But, the WORD brought by Jesus Christ was pried loose from the clutches of the Catholic Church and is now loose in the land.
The establishment palms off Judeo-Christianity as Christianity. If one succumbs to this massive establishment propaganda and accepts Judeo-Christianity in place of Christianity, he tends to accept its basic teaching that God’s Law is done away with. If the person disagrees with this view, he may reject Christianity all together. Either belief benefits the lawless promoters, who must cultivate this atmosphere to survive Christianity’s suppressed Laws that deal out capital punishment.
But the vast majority of the people don’t see any of this. They don’t perceive that they are being sold this very attitude. They aren’t told that to love God one must “obey My commandments.”
Did God love the Afrikaners and not the Zulus? Did God love the Israelites and not the Jebusites? Does God love the Christians and not the strangers who are in their midst?
Parts of this sermon were taken from:
Vigilantes of Christendom, Richard Hoskins, pages 399-401.
In the Beginning…, Richard Hoskins, Pages 184-188; 266-267.
To be continued.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.