The Beast And The Babylonian Church
A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the local event called "The Jesus festival." This festival consisted of some Christian music groups playing and various other organizations having booths.
Being one of the hosts on the Christian Media Network, I spent most of the time manning the booth with some other very helpful volunteers. I expected to be surrounded by Rapturists, Preterists, Pharisees and a slew of equally deluded people. I was not disappointed. However, I did get a chance to meet several like-minded Christian brothers and sisters.
In a situation surrounded by misguided (and sometimes arrogant) sheep, it was important for me to realize that most of the people attending the Jesus Festival were there because they consider themselves Christians and they do so because they desire a relationship with God.
Their intentions are good, but they don't love the truth. The Bible says, "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians 2:10) They don't seem to read their Bibles and study the words to make sure they are not being led astray. The Bible says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
They don't appear to have a clue that the foundation of their churches is a lie and they do not want to even consider it. The Bible says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." (Hosea 4:6) The 501(c)(3) Church INC. is a corporation created by government because the government itself is a corporation. The corporate church is an image of the government. The Bible says, "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit." (Matthew 7:18)
The corporate whore pastor can say "it's just a tax thing," but he's wrong because it is "a spiritual thing." The Bible says, "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." (1 Timothy 6:10) The fact is, there are truths, and all truth comes from God. One of those truths is the fact that a 501(c)(3) government created corporate religion INC. church business is not allowed to speak, write, profess, or spread in any way certain truths according to the terms of the contract they voluntarily obliged themselves to with the government. This is why your 501(c)(3) "servant of the Lord" may say in conversation that he is against killing babies (abortion) but will never directly oppose or expose from the pulpit, with the full armor of God, a public policy maker who supports and promotes, as public policy, the wholesale killing of babies. The Bible says, "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Luke 16:13)
It was quite an experience being surrounded by the local "Christian" community.
There was one young man that made a statement something like, "it doesn't matter what you say, it only matters with the Bible says." Of course I have no argument with that statement; however, a little later in the discussion he questioned how the government could be the beast when we have a "good man" in the White House. The Bible says, "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." (Matthew 19:17) Then he finished up by telling me he `trusts' George Jr.
I attempted to make the point that we should not trust any man including ourselves. Needless to say he disagreed and stated that that text wasn't referring to any of his friends and Christian brothers. The Bible says, "Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom" (Micah 7:5). It also says "Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders" (Jeremiah 9:4), "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered" (Proverbs 28:26), "But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead" (2 Corinthians 1:9), "Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's" (2 Corinthians 10:7), "Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD" (Jeremiah 17:5), and finally, "Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit." (Jeremiah 7:8)
One thing that was very clear through talking to this young man and others is that their beliefs seem to have been taught to them, not discerned from reading the bible and praying to the Lord for understanding. This of course is not limited to the people who attend the 501(c)(3) church INC. All of us have to be careful to study to show ourselves approved and not rely upon our own understanding in all things, but especially when reading the Word of God.
Much of the church INC. cannot understand the view that the government is the beast and that America is Babylon. The biggest part of the problem has already been stated, but there is another less obvious problem. Many Christians have no idea what is going on in the world around them. For example, if you are aware of agreements such as N.A.F.T.A. and G.A.T.T., which created the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the repercussions they have caused to America, then you are aware that our leaders have intentionally constructed this aspect of the New World Order that will ultimately host the Antichrist. How can a "good man" be a part of that?
This is just one small example of how we all need to study to show ourselves approved and yes, it does not matter what I say, it is all about what the Bible says. God's way is clarity and facts while Satan's way is confusion and lies. The government schools teach your children the latter. The government schools also teach your children, and you, to practice the dialectic (read compromise) and come to consensus. The government churches teach people to study the Bible from a point of view that is politically expedient to their ultimate agenda. Once again, the Bible says, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other." (Matthew 6:24)
We as Christians cannot compromise the truth and be faithful to God. Consider this, for time is short.
October 7, 2002 - Francis Steffan, American Voice Radio
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