living in a churchianity age

churchianity

noun church·i·an·i·ty \ˌchər-chē-ˈa-nə-tē\

Definition of CHURCHIANITY:  a usually excessive or narrowly sectarian attachment to the practices and interests of a particular church. [1]


In 2014- October11, I published a post about the Coexist Movement. This spiritual compromising initiative is both very dangerous and is gaining ground throughout mainline denominations across America.

https://awordfrommalachi.com/2014/10/11/a-common-word-chrislam/

There is another movement, for the most part less prevalent, but just as dangerous, and maybe the more, due to the subtleness of its doctrine, in light of the scripture. Along the spiritual spectrum it is 180° in the opposite direction of Coexist. It’s followers are often the product of institutionalized religion.

Allow me to share a personal testimony…

Last summer I was out mowing my front yard when a small bus load of youth, accompanied by as many adults, unloaded at the end of the street and started to visit homes door to door in my neighborhood.

As I was approached by one of the adult men in the group, I shut down the engine on my lawn trimmer and begun a cordial discussion with the visiting gentleman.

He started of the conversation identifying the local church they were associated with and wanted to talk to me about Jesus. I shared my unadulterated conversion experience, whereby 30-year ago Christ had reached down and brought me out of a miry pit of sin I was immersed in and planted my feet firmly at the The Cross of Calvary, and for the past 20-years I had lay-pastored a small community church in our local town. For about 15-20 minutes we conversed in Christian circles and agreed in society’s need for Christ in this evil day.

To some what of my surprise, the kind brother requested he leave a pamphlet with me to which I agreed. I must admit after sharing my testimony, I felt that the tract would be of better use if shared with a wayward neighbor down the street or in another neighborhood.

I continued the grooming of my front yard, but made it a point of priority to keep the tract to read at a later time.

Once I had cleaned up and retired for the evening, I got out my copy of the scripture and had remembered the tract that was handed out by the fine looking gentleman passing through the neighborhood earlier that day. As I read the tract it became pretty apparent to me, that the object they were promoting was not Jesus Christ, but their church or it’s denomination.

Now I understood why the visitor felt the need to leave me the tract. The fact that I was not co- joined with their denomination, I guess the redemptive work the Lord had done in me 30-year ago was something less than the “New Testament Salvation”.

Now this is not all that uncommon. There are some churches that feel that their teaching (doctrine) is the only teaching that lines up with the bible. That their denominational religious rites seem to give them the spiritual skinny that places its adherents closer in fellowship with God than other ‘protestant denominations’. These particulars can be the cloths we wear of don’t wear. The music we listen to or don’t listen to, or what we eat or drink, or how we worship, how much we tithe, etc…  In fact they have a regimented list of scripture that seemingly validates their pious biblical stance, thereby thwarting other denominational positions.

In this churchianity day we are living, we would do well to consider what Christ told the religious folk of His day,

Mat. 23:15  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. [2]

Luk. 16:14  And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luk. 16:15  And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. [3] 

We must guard our self against the same error that permeated the religious folk in the day of Jesus. They were guilty of propagating the do’s and don’ts of the scripture and the teaching of the same and overlooked the fact that they had transgressed the commandments of God by the tradition of their fathers.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the heart. [4]

We would all do well to heed this admonition… “there is a way that seemeth right to a man, but end thereof are the ways of death”. [5]

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the spirit sayeth!

brother malachi

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churchianity

[2] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23%3A15&version=KJV

[3] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+16%3A14-15&version=KJV

[4] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+14%3A12&version=KJV

[5] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+21%3A2&version=KJV

 

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1962… a year that will live in infamy

 

1962 a year that will live in infamy

In two landmark decisions, Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), the US Supreme Court established what is now the current prohibition on state-sponsored prayer in schools.

Following the catastrophe of September 11, 2001 an increasing number of California public school mandated students must attend an intensive three-week course on Islam. The purpose of the plan was to insure America would not have negative connotations about Islam.

Wednesday, January 9, 2002- ASSIST News Service

As children return to school this week, following the Christmas break, 7th graders in a growing number of public schools, who are not permitted to wear a cross or speak the name of Jesus, will be required to attend an intensive three week course on Islam; a course in which students are mandated to learn the tenets of Islam, study the important figures of the faith, wear a robe, adopt a Muslim name and stage their own Jihad.
In Byron, California, parents were outraged when students came home with their handouts and were told what was being taught. Their complaints to the school principal not only were ignored, but officials of this public school, funded by tax dollars, essentially fluffed them off.
The public schools in California so stealthily slipped this course into the 7th grade curriculum that even another 7th grade teacher, Elizabeth Christina Lemings, was totally in the dark that this was being taught until her son, Joseph, who is a 7th grader in the same school where she teaches, brought home the handouts.
“We could never teach Christianity like this,” Lemings said to ANS during an on-site interview. “We can’t even mention the name of Jesus in the public schools, but over there…,” she pointed to the building next to hers, “they teach Islam as the true religion, and students are taught about Islam and how to pray to Allah.” [2]


On October 22, 2014, John Wood discovered that his daughter was being forced to repeat religious tenets of Islam as a part of her World History class assignment. She was required to write how the prophet Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel and preached that there is only one true god, who is Allah. The assignment made her write that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah and that the Quran is holy text.

The assignment required her to affirm that “Allah is the same god that is worshipped in Christianity and Judaism” and that the “Quran is the word of Allah revealed to Mohammad in the same way that Jews and Christians believe the Torah and the Gospels were revealed to Moses and the New Testament writers.” The assignment also forced young women such as the Woods’ daughter, to fill in the following sentences: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women” and “Righteous women are therefore obedient.” [3]

When John Wood petitioned La Plata High School in Maryland over the Islamic indoctrination of their 11th-grade daughter in her World History class, he was met with steadfast opposition. Wood’s conversation with a La Plata vice principal “indicated that his daughter, a high school junior with college hopes, would receive zeros on her assignments on Islam if she did not complete them.”  Yes, his daughter has received a failing grade in her World History Class.


By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ron Wagner, a Florida father, said his son’s world history book has gone too far with a lesson that teaches Muhammad is the messenger of God.

One part of the book, for instance, reads: “There is no god, but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God,” he said, quoting from his son’s Lyman High School history book, WFTV reported.

“Students were instructed to recite this prayer as the first Pillar of Islam, off of the board at the teacher’s instruction,” Mr. Wagner said. “For it to be mandatory and part of the curriculum and in the textbooks, didn’t seem right.”

The chapter in the history book is called the “Rise of Islam,” and includes text of the faith’s prayers and scriptures, right from the Koran, WFTV reported.

Mr. Wagner also complained that the first 100 pages of the of the religious-based chapters that deal with Judaism and Christianity are missing — and the school district explains that omission by saying the defect, which impacted 68 books, is due to a manufacturer mistake, WFTV reported.

The school also said that the “Pillars of Islam are benchmarks in the state curriculum” and must be taught, WFTV reported. [4]


As the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, I fear your minds should be corrupted in like fashion. Take it from someone that is tracking the progress at the ground level…

Dr. William Saxton is the founder and chairman of Citizens for National Security, a nonprofit think tank biased in Boca Raton whose mission is to educate and activate U.S. citizens concerning the dangers of “homegrown” fundamentalist Islam, particularly the long tentacles of the Islamic Brotherhood. Saxton has a Harvard PhD in physics and a degree from MIT, and he’s worked as a consultant for NASA. Now he’s devoting himself full time, and without pay, to documenting what he sees as the pernicious effects of Islam in the U.S.

Saxton says he first realized the extent of the problem when he was in California, looking at his grandchildren’s textbooks. The problem isn’t limited to Florida. “This is an epidemic!” Saxton says. [5]


On June 09, 2008, I posted an article entitled…

‘the green flag will eventually succumb to the red blood’

In the article I reference some quotes by Sheik Abu Saqer, leader of Gaza’s Jihadia Salafiya Islamic outreach movement, which seeks to make secular Muslims more religious, and calls for holy war against the pope. He said Christian leaders such as Benedict are “afraid” because they realize Islam is Allah’s favorite religion and they are going to hell unless they convert. The Gaza preacher declared the “green flag of Muhammad” would soon be raised over the Vatican.

The Gaza preacher said the pope and the Christian world are “panicking” because they realize “who is winning”.

“See how Islam is progressing and gaining more and more members and see the moral crisis in the West. See today the support of Islam in the Arab and Muslim world and how Islam is gaining more and more adherents in Europe and even in the United States and you understand that Islam is the future and that this dwarf pope was wrong. But I can sympathize with him. He is frustrated because he understands where things are heading.”

The ‘green flag of Muhammad’ is not atop the Vatican, but is beginning to wave proudly over the public school systems of the Untied States of America.

As the ‘green flag of Muhammad’ continues to gain preeminence in America, the sound of Rachel’s weeping and lamentations of great mourning will only grow louder.

brother malachi

 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_prayer

[2] http://www.wnd.com/2002/01/12325/

[3] http://www.charismanews.com/us/46222-marine-dad-takes-stand-after-daughter-gets-f-for-refusing-islamic-indoctrination

[4] http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/10/ron-wagner-florida-dad-furious-at-islamic-school-l/#ixzz3RNNuJQVM

[5] http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.coms_william_saxton.php

when the spirit of hate does not see eye to eye

Iraq: Isis cruelty graphically revealed in gay man’s savage rooftop execution in Mosul

January 16,2015

The Islamic State [IS] group has released photographs that allegedly show the final moments before a man is thrown from the roof of a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul as punishment for being gay.

The photos were uploaded to Justpaste.it by jihadists and circulated on social media sites by IS-affiliated accounts.

The photo shows a man about to be pushed to his death by two IS militants and another shows that a large crowd had gathered to watch below.

A caption on one of the photographs explains that the man had committed a crime of ‘the people of Lot’, meaning that he is alleged to have committed an act of sodomy, and was ‘thrown from a high place’ as punishment. [1]

As the large crowd (Muslims) gathered below to watch the brutal execution, there does not appear, at least openly, to be any opposition to the judgment meted out by ISIS against the homosexual.

Below is a YouTube video of protestors in the Palm Springs, CA that gathered back in 2008 to protest the unanimous approval of Prop-8 initiative.

Proposition 8 was a ballot initiative, and a California state constitutional amendment, passed in the November 2008 elections, which says that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

The video is from a local news report covering the protest that took place at the Palm Springs City Hall. Wonder if the protestors in the video would have been as vocal in the Iraqi city of Mosul as they are against the Christian grand-mother in the USA?

 

Anti-Proposition 8 Mob Attacking Grandmother-

Uploaded on YouTube Nov 10, 2008, by Public Freedom

Anti-Proposition 8 Mob Attacking Grandmother – YouTube Video

YouTube Note: Public Advocate of the US has been sending volunteers all over the United States conducting a Citizens Survey to find out if Americans support traditional marriage and the Marriage Protection Amendment, legally defining marriage as between a man and a woman at the Federal level. An overwhelming majority said that they do and wanted to encourage President-elect Obama to do the same.
The recent passing of Proposition 8 in California shows that we were absolutely right. If the people of California believe in traditional marriage, what must the rest of the country support? The radical lefts reaction shows how obscenely dedicated they are to silencing the American people, even sparking violence against those who do not fit into their narrow ideological box. Public Advocate will be covering these events as they unfold. For more information about our organization visit us on the web at
www.PublicAdvocateUSA.org


Surah Al-A’raf 7:80-84 [2]

(7:80) And remember when We sent Lot, as a Messenger to his people and he said to them: Do you realize you practice an indecency of which no other people in the world were guilty of before you?

(7:81) You approach men lustfully in place of women. You are a people who exceed all bounds.

(7:82) Their only answer was: ‘Banish them from your town. They are a people who pretend to be pure.

(7:83) Then We delivered Lot and his household save his wife who stayed behind,

(7:84) and We let loose a shower [of stones] upon them, Observe, then, the end of the evil-doers


Leviticus 20:13 Young’s Literal Translation[3]

Lev 20:13  If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Romans 1:26-28 Young’s Literal Translation- [4]

Rom 1:26  Because of this did God give them up to dishonourable affections, for even their females did change the natural use into that against nature;
Rom 1:27  and in like manner also the males having left the natural use of the female, did burn in their longing toward one another; males with males working shame, and the recompense of their error that was fit, in themselves receiving.
Rom 1:28  And, according as they did not approve of having God in knowledge, God gave them up to a disapproved mind, to do the things not seemly;


I have selected one of the many references from the Quran, the Old and New Testaments (Holy Bible), that condemns the act of homosexuality as being an egregious sin.  Having established such, it  seems a little disingenuous that the ant-Christian / pro-homosexual movement, in America, would be so vocal against Christianity while turning a mute tongue to Islam… or does it.

January 16, 2015

Duke’s Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School’s Muslims

Hundreds of students of varying religions gathered outside of the chapel on Duke University’s campus Friday, , to take part in an Islamic call to prayer — in support of the school’s Muslim population, which had been offered then denied the opportunity to broadcast the call from the chapel’s bell tower.

The adhan was heard over a small amplifier on Friday, but Duke had announced Tuesday that the three minute chant would resonate from the chapel’s bell tower each Friday before the Duke Muslim Students Association met for their weekly prayers in the chapel’s basement, as they have been doing for years.

"This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission," Christy Lohr Sapp, the chapel’s associate dean for religious life, had said in an earlier statement. In an article in the News & Observer of Raleigh, Lorr Sapp elaborated that recent attacks in Paris and Pakistan had shed a light on Muslims that wasn’t accurate, and Duke championed the more public call to prayer to celebrate a Muslim community that is "peaceful and prayerful." [5]

January 17, 2016

Muslim leaders from across America will gather in Texas this weekend to hold the annual Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect conference, a weekend forum that is being billed as a “movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message,” according to event information.

The Saturday event, which seeks to combat “Islamophobes in America” who have turned the Islamic Prophet Muhammad “into an object of hate,” according to organizers, comes just a week after radicalized Islamists in France killed 17 people.

“This is not an event. It is the beginning of a movement,” organizers write on their website, which blames Americans for giving Islam a bad name. “A movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message.”

Evangelist Franklin Graham was particularly opposed to the call the prayer idea, taking to Twitter and Facebook to discourage alumni and donors from supporting the school until Duke reversed their decision.

"As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism," Graham said. [6]

While Islam is being promoted as a ‘religion of peace’ across the west, in the shadow of this past weeks rampage, the homosexual community’s silence is deafening. When Sharia Islamic Law comes to America, it will be interesting to see how the two ‘spirits’ get along.

Pray for the peace of Yeshua

brother malachi 

[1] http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/16/isis-throw-man-off-roof-in-iraq-for-being-gay-5025367/

[2] http://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=7&verse=80&to=84

[3] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+20&version=YLT

[4] https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+1&version=YLT

[5] http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dukes-downsized-call-prayer-draws-hundreds-support-schools-muslims-n288036

[6] http://freebeacon.com/issues/muslim-leaders-to-hold-stand-with-the-prophet-rally-in-texas/

drinking from His cup

The Last Supper – Philippe de Champaign c.1652

 

”Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”


μάρτυς
martus
mar’-toos
Of uncertain affinity; a witness (literally [judicially] or figuratively [generally]); by analogy a “martyr”: – martyr, record, witness.

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and Greek Dictionary


Hebrews 2:14-16

14.  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16.  For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

In this portion of the Holy Scripture, the writer to the Hebrews is telling his readers why it was imperative hat God became a man. If the Creator was to dye for the creation,  He must Himself, take on flesh and blood, in order to redeem those condemned under the penalty of sin. Believest thou this?

The devil’s power is in the realm of sin and the sting of sin is death, but for the believer in Christ, neither hath any power. So for those, who all their lifetime were afraid to die, no longer in bondage to that fear.

Fear is the emotion that is synonymous with terror. It is quite the norm to fear someone or something that is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. But in the case of the believer, there resides a Spirit, and that Spirit is greater than one’s fear.

We see evidence of this Spirit in the first century (AD33) witness of Stephen. The account of this testimony can be found in the book of the Acts of the apostles, 6:8-7:60. Stephen was arrested for being a follower of Jesus Christ and doing great wonders and miracles among the people. In his only defense, he gave credence to the fact that Jesus of Nazarath was Yeshua ha Mashiach.

When the religious folk heard such a testimony, they were cut to the heart and they gnashed on him with their teeth in anger. But Stephen, being full of the Holy Ghost (the Spirit that conquers the fear) did not see the dire straits of his circumstance, but looked steadfastly toward heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.

The word of God tells us that Stephen was cast out of the city where he was stoned calling upon God and saying “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit”.

This same Spirit was alive and well in the believer’s in the 16th century as well…

 

Thomas Hawkes (Hauker)

Thomas Hawkes came from a respectable family in England. Serving as a page at the court of King Edward VI, he was known as a handsome young man with gentle manners. When he became of age, he entered the service of the lord of Oxford, where he remained for some time, being liked by all the household.

When King Edward died, religion changed, and protestants began to be in danger. Rather than change his faith, he left his position with the lord of Oxford and went back to his own home. Having married while in Oxford, a son was born to him not long after he returned home.

He did not want the child baptized by a Catholic priest and so he put off the baptism for three weeks. His enemies on hearing this, had him brought before the magistrate charged with being unsound in religion. After a hearing he was sent to London and tried before the bishop of London who after being unable to get Hawkes to recant his faith, placed him as a prisoner in the Gate-house of Westminster.

During Hawkes imprisonment, various plans were tried to make him recant – but all proved useless. Thomas’s constant answer to all who spoke to him on the subject was “I am no changeling.” When responding to the Bishop of London who urged him to give up his faith, he said: “No my lord, that I will not, for if I had a hundred bodies I would suffer them all to be torn in pieces rather than I will abjure and recant.”

Unable to get him to recant, they passed the awful sentence of death upon him. To this he firmly replied, that he would rather suffer death than renounce his faith in the gospel.

While in prison waiting till he be taken to the stake, Hawkes was allowed to see his friends. Several of them asked him if it would be possible for him to give them some token to show that a man could suffer the fire without despairing. Hawkes promised, “by the help of God, to show them that the most terrible torments could be endured in the glorious cause of Christ and his gospel, the comforts of which were able to lift the believing soul above all the injuries men could inflict.”

It was agreed between them that if the pains of burning were bearable, the martyr should lift up his hands toward heaven before he died as a signal to his friends.

On April 10, 1555, Thomas was led to the place of execution, where he mildly and patiently prepared himself for the fire, being fastened to the stake with a strong chain about his middle. He addressed the multitude of onlookers, including his accusers, pointing out the sin and dreadful consequences of shedding innocent blood.

After Hawkes had made a prayer, pouring out his soul unto God, the flames were kindled around him, and soon blazed with such fierceness that his speech could not be heart by the flame’s intensity. As the fire burned a long time, his skin was drawn together, and his fingers were consumed, and having not moved, the people thought him dead. Suddenly and contrary to all expectation, Thomas, mindful of the promise he had made to his friends, raised his hands still burning with flames high above his head, and, as if in an ecstasy of joy, clapped them together three times.

A great shout followed this wonderful circumstance, and then this blessed martyr of Christ, sinking down into the fire, gave up his spirit.

The story above, was a compilation from several online sources and the book Jesus Freak –  VOM (Voice Of The Martyrs)Jesus Freak –  VOM (Voice Of The Martyrs

World Christian Trends AD30-AD2200; interpreting the annual Christian mega census, is a report that was compiled by David B. Barrett and Todd M. Johnson in 2001. The report estimated that some 69,420,000 Christians have been martyred between AD33 and AD2000. [1]

While we can’t guarantee the exact number, as there is a lot of muddy water in the statistics, the same is true in cataloguing the murder of the unborn in America since 1973. But we can rest assured of this one fact, Christ knows exactly each and every one that has falling to such horror and they will most assuredly be met with just recompense on that day.

We are living in a day in which we see an vehement unleashing of the anti-Christ spirit. It is pouring its vengeance out against anything associated with YAWEH, whether it be Israel or the Christian faith. This violent spirit is gaining preeminence throughout the world, while all along the church in America is lying in the midst of it’s slumbering-religious spirit. I am afraid that by the time the church in America realizes that the opposition is at its very door step, it will be too late to make preparation to stand.

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the spirit saith!

brother malachi

[1] Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
World Christian trends, AD 30-AD 2200 : interpreting the annual Christian megacensus / David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson ; associate editors, Christopher Guidry, Peter Crossing. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-87808-608-0 (alk. paper)
1. Church history. 2. Christian sects. 3. Ecclesiastical geography. 4. Christianity—Statistics.
I. Barrett, David B. II. Johnson, Todd M. III. Guidry, Christopher. IV. Crossing, Peter.

‘no God….. no heaven’

saint francis

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven

Repost from The Independent.co.uk  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-dont-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html

In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences.

Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience.

“Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”

Robert Mickens, the Vatican correspondent for the Catholic journal The Tablet, said the pontiff’s comments were further evidence of his attempts to shake off the Catholic Church’s fusty image, reinforced by his extremely conservative predecessor Benedict XVI. “Francis is a still a conservative,” said Mr Mickens. “But what this is all about is him seeking to have a more meaningful dialogue with the world.”

In a welcoming response to the letter, Mr Scalfari said the Pope’s comments were “further evidence of his ability and desire to overcome barriers in dialogue with all”.

In July, Francis signalled a more progressive attitude on sexuality, asking: “If someone is gay and is looking for the Lord, who am I to judge him?”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-dont-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html


Could we liken this nonsense to the following spiritual rhetoric…

You can be a faithful participant in good standing with the Catholic Church without believing in the Pope?


Jhn 12:42

Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

Jhn 12:43

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Jhn 12:44

Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

Jhn 12:45

And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

Jhn 12:46

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Jhn 12:47

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

Jhn 12:48

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Scripture – blue letter bible.org

 

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. So it is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool who has no heart for wisdom.

The fool hath said in his heart there is NO God

brother malachi

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

the spirit of ‘herod the great’ is alive an well… today

image

Artist: Matteo di Giovanni Title: Deutsch: Bethlehemitischer Kindermord

Italiano: La Strage degli Innocenti di Matteo di Giovanni è un quadro (tempera emulsionata su tavola, cm 231 x 234) che si trova a Napoli nel Museo di Capodimonte (inv. Q 38), nella Galleria Napoletana. Date: 1488

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Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. Matthew 2:7-18


After the birth of Jesus Christ, the scripture tells us that wise men (magi- Chaldean in origin, skillful in all wisdom and cunning in knowledge and understanding in science. They were interpreters of omens and dreams and students of astronomy), came from the East to worship Him that was born King of the Jews.

We are not sure how many of the wise men traveled from the East to locate the Christ Child, but three (gold, frankincense and myrrh) are traditionally associated  with the story, but I’m thinking three inconspicuous men from the East would not  have caused such a stir and noted by Herod.

After getting all the details of that first Christmas morn, Herod sent the wise men out to diligently seek and find the Christ Child so that he may follow in the steps of the wise men and worship Him as well. It is the spirit of Herod I would like for us to scrutinize in this post.

At face value, it seems that Herod is of a kindred spirit with the wise men. They had traveled hundreds of miles to find the Christ Child that they may bring Him gifts and worship Him, but Herod had different intentions. What is coming out of Herod’s  mouth does not validate the content of his heart. In fact God reveals the true intent of Herod’s heart when He instructs the magi in a dream that they should not return to Herod. He desired nothing less than to kill Jesus. Now I would like to interject at this time Herod’s intentions were political while Satan’s, the god of the world, were spiritual. The object of Satan was to “destroy the seed of the woman”. There is an uncanny similarity that is taking place all over the world today… a concerted effort to remove any mention of Jesus from society.

The first evidence of the anti-Christ spirit had political ramifications…

Herod heard that there was One that was born King of the Jews.

Now this was not just scuttlebutt, but the very prophetic word of God. Herod’s response to what he heard does not necessarily indicate that he believed the Word of God. The fact that these wise men had traversed from afar to find the King of kings and Lord of lords was quite alarming and he could not take a chance that another king might have been born. From a purely political perspective, Herod must find Him as well, but not for to worship, but to kill. Imagine, man attempting to kill God?

We can liken the undermining tactics of Herod to the political correctness of our day. At every turn we see a concerted effort to remove any hint of Christ from the public arena. You have heard it… Christmas trees, parades, and play have been reduced to simply holiday…., for the sake of separation of church and state. This is in fact a literal attempt to remove “CHRIST” from Christmas, hence from the American society.

Once Herod realized that the wise men had found the Messiah, worshipped Him, and returned into their own country another way, he became incensed and the  attack became vitriolic in nature…. the slaughter of innocent children. This egregious act is nothing short of a human being that is doing the work of his father, the devil. For the devil is a liar and a murder from the beginning.

This is the same level of attack that we seeing permeating throughout the anti-Christian world. Innocent Christians violently and brutally persecuted, and for what reason? Simply for naming the name of Christ. This is in essence the world’s futile attempt to remove any semblance of Christ from this world of darkness.

Darkness has no power. Just a little light invades darkness. In the gospel of John Christ told His disciples just before His offering “ Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.” John 12: 35-36

Pray for our brothers and sisters that are suffering for His cause. When the same measure of suffering comes to the church in America, we will need their prayers!

brother malachi

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