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).
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?
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.
Part 1: A message defending the faith of our fathers, the heritage of True Israel and the hope we must transfer to our posterity; a challenge to the traditions of tyrants, that Christianity proclaims liberty; the importance of where and when a 'religious test' is appropriate and biblical.
Part 2: A presentation as to why the religious test remained with the states and not the federal government; addressing the arguments leveled against the founding fathers regarding jewish and Masonic conspiracies.
I no sooner commenced to sitting down with a yellow legal note pad to write down this message, when a bird in the backyard began squawking. I wondered, "What's his problem." It sounded like some kind of warning, rather than the happy chirping of an early bird catching a worm. Perhaps another animal was encroaching upon his meal.
I love how the Holy Spirit works. Before I began to write anything about tribulation, the sounds of God's creation gave me a sermon example from the get-go. Through this otherwise mundane morning activity of nature, it came to my mind of a situation we had last year in our driveway.
The authors tell you “Reading this book takes courage” not because of its contents, but what you must do after you read it. I say it takes perseverance to wade through the misconceptions they’ve given, because the book is a smokescreen for a new spiritual fad and fads are wrought with bait and hook. They are not fishers of men, but poachers. If you’re already disgruntled with whatever typical church is out there, then this is an easy excuse to find not only an alternative church, but an alternative Jesus. Or maybe you’ll just drop out of being a Christian altogether.
After they put a burden of guilt upon you, you are primed for the next step of participating in spontaneous anarchy in the name of “the Church.” The point of this review is not to make a big deal about the origin of church practices and how we worship, but to warn you of how our faith can be undermined by an even more hideous hyper-apostasy than churchianity, which calls itself “organic,” as if that makes it pure as the driven snow.
The church or ecclesia must be understood in the context of race. If the race card is not played, then you have a stacked deck. In other words, if the relevance of Israel in the Bible is trivialized with universalism, then the church itself is corrupted.
I received a copy of this book in the mail from our Australian friend, Hank Roelofs of Christian Identity Ministries. Evidently, it is causing some controversy over there and here as an idea that is either loved or hated; and he had an uncomfortable feeling about it and asked if I would review it. While the book purports to support 1st century Christianity (and guess what? So do I, but not the way they do), Hank said it seemed to have the odor of rebellion (citing Korah, Dathan and Abiram in Numbers 16, which we will look at later on). He suspects a rather effective disruption to Christian thought through the wedge of ‘divide and conquer,’ but couldn’t quite put his finger on it. I think I can point the fickle finger of fate to these authors who have written a book paved with good intentions and where that road leads to.
The most important thing I could ascertain from this book is that it was void of the same thing it was chastising i.e. the modern church and that is identifying the people for whom the Bible was written and what their responsibilities are.
This is a review of a book about the pagan influence upon the Christian church.
Part 1: A so-called organic church movement to destroy conventional church worship and practices is countered by a Christian Identity perspective with historical and biblical facts.
Part 2: This book review refutes the spiritual anarchy to eliminate church buildings; i.e. the hallowed ground reserved for White-only congregations, sermons and pastors, dress codes. A commentary of Numbers 16 as it pertains to the authors of 'Pagan Christianity'.
Salvation of colored people and mulattos was not of too much concern to the average White or White Christian until about a century and a half ago when abolitionists caused the death of over half a million White American soldiers. Through the millennia philosophers, emperors and a priestcraft had the luxury to pontificate over the status of non-Whites in the scheme of world events. In contrast, the average White man’s only consideration was providing for his family in a hostile world. Since the White man’s only focus was for his own kind, caring about the welfare of other races, whether it was their past, present or future status, had to be pounded into their minds through any means.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise to the Christian Identity community then, that the White person who discovers his biblical heritage as the Israel people of Scripture and has not yet developed a racial consciousness, because of a lifetime of brainwashing, innocently inquires about the salvation of other races, especially if they have been reared in the catholic/orthodox judeo-Christian churches or given k-12 years of public indoctrination/education.
Christian Identity has restored one of the most prevalent issues found in the Word of God and that is the subject of race. However, in an attempt to bring forward the righteous corrections of faulty teachings, it is somewhat like revisionist historians dealing with the holocaust industry. Christian Identity does not enjoy the glut monopoly of merchandising information as does the establishment religions and media, although we do have a gift of discernment and an unwavering love for truth wherever it may lead. What we have been told about race in the Bible has been an unmitigated fraud to destroy us. What the Bible actually says about race will preserve us. We are like David standing up against Goliath having a wealth of encyclopedic facts to sanction the mixing of the races. This has been accomplished over a long period of time by contaminating the historical record and the Bible itself with disinformation.
Let me begin by recollecting a scene from the movie, "Patton", in which George C. Scott reenacts the encounter General Patton has with a soldier at a field hospital. The General is honoring his wounded men until he comes to this one guy shaking like a leaf and he asks a nurse, "What's wrong with the man?" She said something like, "Oh, sir, he's suffering from the emotional stress of the battlefield." At that point, Patton takes off his gloves and starts smacking the soldier in the face, calling him a coward; telling him there's nothing wrong with him and running him out of that hospital where other soldiers were bleeding, bandaged and dying on their deathbeds.
Do you think Patton understood the implications of cowardice among his troops if gone unchecked? For one thing, you're not going to win a war, if your men lose the will to fight. By the same token, do you think our God understands the ramifications of a coward in and among His people, Israel? When the Lord declares in Jeremiah 51:20 that our race is His battle axe and weapons of war, the thought of a coward doesn't even enter the picture. In fact, the word coward is not even in the Bible, although, as we'll see, there are cases of cowardice. God's Word is more focused on the godliness of victory and the means in which to achieve it than having a preoccupation with defeat. The enemy works very hard to instill a mindset of doom and futility, which leads to our surrender to the world.
Scripture Reading: "Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18
When was the last time you heard another Christian share a vision with you, that wasn’t floating in the ether of raptured prose or pious platitudes, but rather something of a vision that was down to earth, unpretentious, understandable and provides the kind of hope that foments victory? Well, this is a sequel to my sermon ‘Jesus Christ for President,’ because I realized what good is that premise without a follow-up as to how things would be should people rally together in their desire for the government of Christ Himself. Unfortunately, our people have been more conditioned and programmed to an apocalyptic end of the world, than an end of the Mystery religions and prophetic Babylon. I think the point of Christ’s return is that the bride is finally made herself ready; and if we could envision an inaugural address, fictional as it may be, where God’s people Israel are on the verge of renewing her vows of marriage, we may not perish after all. I have only given this sermon once before at the time of George W. Bush being crowned for a second term and I give it now during the deification of Obama’s second term (2013).
You will have to use your imagination to appreciate this vision. It is not Mark Downey giving the speech, but someone else much more qualified to represent the office. I would envision a composite of Patrick Henry, Charles Lindbergh and perhaps George Lincoln Rockwell; an archetype man of God with a racial consciousness being fully equipped with the Christian Identity message; having been duly elected as the presiding officer of the united States, in subservience to the King of kings, Jesus Christ, and His eternal jurisdiction; giving this potent historic speech to “We, the people” of God.
We've been lied to, as the real meaning of the word 'devil' in Scripture has been misinterpreted as some kind of malevolent spirit-being or biped monster. The devils are two-legged for sure, but there's nothing supernatural about people who lie for a living. The Greek word for the New Testament devil is diabolos and simply means false accuser, calumniator and slanderer. Nowhere is it used of a superhuman-being tempting men to sin. When Jesus spoke of the Pharisees being of their "father the devil," Christ was speaking figuratively of the parent corporation "Babylon" from whence the 'traditions of the elders', or Judaism, came.
The Big Lie of Nimrod, the mongrel king of Babylon, was that he declared himself God. "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil" (I John 3:8). Here we have the classic contrast between the truth and lies. Jews, or those who carry the tradition of false accusation from ancient Babylon, cannot believe Jesus because He speaks the truth. "He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you [jews] do not hear, because you are not of God" (John 8:47).