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Pastors Report - 10 Apr 2021
Judge Righteous Judgement

Judge Righteous Judgement

"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24)

A Current Problem

Quite recently I heard of a problem within one of the larger COG groups where a number of ministers were suspended for allowing their congregations to meet without face masks and so-called 'social distancing'. Undoubtedly the voices that had them suspended would have referenced passages such as "let every soul be subject unto the higher powers". (Romans 13:1) and "submit yourselves to every ordinance of man" (I Peter 2:13) – applying a somewhat simplistic reading of such scriptures to the current covid situation. But for those of us who were around at the time, our minds should recall a very similar disagreement that arose in the church in the late 1970's. This was when the attorney general of California attempted to seize Church records and to pry into Church affairs, spurred on by various ministerial voices within WCG. Those ministers used an identical approach to the same scriptures to justify their insistence that Mr. Armstrong and others with him should place themselves under and be obedient to the dictates of the state authorities. Mr. Armstrong's understanding however, was very different. He saw the confrontation as a far, far wider governmental issue which he expressed very clearly in the Good News of August 1979 "Which should we obey? The civil government or God's?"

"...being “subject to” does not of itself mean “OBEY.” When it comes to killing in war, a drafted man may be “SUBJECT TO” man’s law by submitting to the PENALTY of man’s law! Thus he may “BE SUBJECT TO” the law of man, while OBEYING GOD rather than man..."

... though not OF this world, yet living IN it, we are to be SUBJECT, in our individual lives, to its government. Yet we are to be, first of all, SUBJECT TO CHRIST (Eph. 5:24). Where it is a matter of disobeying GOD if we obey man’s government, we OBEY GOD, and if need be, suffer whatever PENALTY man’s government imposes.

Should Christians ALWAYS obey MAN rather than God? Millions were put to death, honored in the Bible as the MARTYRS OF JESUS long ago. And, according to Revelation 6:9-11, there will soon be ANOTHER mass martyrdom of God’s people." (GN August 1979)

Just as Mr. Armstrong looked forward, tying what he had to say to a coming mass martyrdom of God's people, so we too need to do the same, recognising the prophetic direction of what we are currently witnessing in areas such as curfews, lockdowns, digital covid passports and the like. Eventually all of us will need to get to the point of being prepared to say, "enough" to the draconian gentile rule that will ultimately power the great tribulation, and specifically the imposition of the mark of the beast – legislation destined to control our ability to buy and sell in the modern world. The point to keep firmly in mind however, is just where this governmental control will come from that we will then have to resist. It is not humanly based but will have its origination in the satanic broadcast mentioned in Ephesians 2:2 – a spirit that will be working in the minds of those with influence in the governments at that time. And something we must have no illusion about: Satan – the true initiator of what is coming – is clearly depicted in Genesis as a snake. And a snake will never approach you in a straight line. So in a similar way we can fully expect the arrival of such predicted legislation to be anything but straightforward.

Being Prepared

Therefore it is NOW – before the heat really is on – that we need to get to grips with correctly applying righteous judgement to the situations we face. And we need to recognise that unlike the church in the late '70's God appears to be forcing each of us – minister and member alike – to be responsible for working out our own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). God is expecting both minister and member to know where to draw the line in the application of such scriptures as Romans 13:1 and I Peter 2:13. In the minister's case this very much includes what is written in articles and preached from the pulpit. Yet, I remember talking to one leader of a COG group who vehemently refused to make any comment whatsoever about LGBTQ issues, fearing a backlash that could close his website down. But Christ – who has a very different take on the situation – clearly tells us:

  • Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
  • What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. (Matthew 10:26,27)

To correctly draw the line between being obedient to the verses found in Romans 13 and I Peter 2, and Peter's comment that "we ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29) we need to read these scriptures in context, understanding what leads up to what was said.

  • Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
  • Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (Romans 12:21-13:1)
  • Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
  • Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; (I Peter 2:12,13)

In both cases it is clear that the command to be subject to the higher powers and submitting to every ordinance of man is given to illustrate a submission not to man's government but the superior position of God. It is to make God – and His way – not only central in our lives, but also an example to those around us in the world who witness our approach. In that regard, it is right and in accordance with the word of God to quarantine ourselves when we are sick for example, but it is clearly NOT a carte blanche instruction to always be obedient to this evil world's governments and their often perverse judgements for the rest of the population who are well.

Ungodly Imposition

As we move into the future and undoubtedly begin to notice progressively more and more instances of the oppressive and heavy-handed control that is prophesied for the great tribulation and the imposition of the mark of the beast, Jesus Christ – the head of the true church – has faithfully left us with some clear guidance from the past. At the time, the attorney general's attempted takeover appeared to come out of the blue – as if Satan had suddenly been at liberty to attack the church without any benefit to God's people whatsoever. But this is not the case. It is much more likely that it was allowed by Christ as some kind of trial run, given for us all to learn from at this present time. What is needed is to take careful note of the principles that Jesus Christ – through Mr. Armstrong – applied to the situation in which the church found itself. The following proclamation was written by him to be read at the U.S. feast sites. It was then released to the press and reproduced in the PGR for the benefit of the ministry worldwide:

"The continued persecution by the State of California through its Attorney General makes this message necessary. It is our response as Christians to the State’s unlawful demand for documents and information of the Church.

Christ said, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). The Bible, the inspired written word of God, tells us that our citizenship is in heaven, (Philippians 3:20) – that we are the citizens of God’s heavenly nation, and that while we are on earth “we are ambassadors for Christ” (II Corinthians 5:20). Thus, we are only sojourners or pilgrims on this planet earth (I Peter 2:11; Hebrews 11:13; John 17:14). As ambassadors and aliens, God instructs us not to become part of this world (John 15:19; Romans 12:2; Galatians 1:4).

He instructs us to come out of this world and to become a citizen of His nation, subject to His government and subject to His higher laws.

Jesus Christ was called before Pontius Pilate. At that point he was falsely charged. The scriptures tell us that Christ remained silent and did not respond to the charges of his accusers (Matthew 27:13, 14).

As Christ said, we are not to become a part of this world. If we were to obey and carry out every pronouncement of a corrupt political force, we would in fact be a part of this world. We would be doing each and every thing this corrupt political society wanted us to do. Can you not see the effect of that? We would be no different from those of this world. (A Proclamation From God's Apostle, Pastor General's Report October 18 1979)

In other instances Mr. Armstrong often encouraged the brethren to make sure they were faithful ambassadors of a different way of life and as such to conduct themselves in a lawful manner in the country of their residence, as a real-life ambassador should... eg. by adhering to speed limits, paying of taxes etc. This is true, regardless of how wicked or how benevolent that government may be. But what he is addressing in the PGR above is the way we are to conduct ourselves when the governmental dictates – designed to affect our actions – cross the line of what is godly righteous behaviour. Any governmental decree that attempts to have God's people act in a manner that takes them away from the higher governmental standard of God's spiritual law needs to be unambiguously resisted. The instruction found in Romans 13 and I Peter 2 in no way justifies any other course of action.

Godly Administration

What we need to keep in mind is that we are currently being taught how to correctly administer the law of God according to the new covenant – where the law of God is written in the heart. (II Corinthians 3:6, Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 8:8-10) As we so often have heard from Mr. Armstrong, we need to take the PRINCIPLE of the law – and then apply that faithfully. This we can see clearly explained in the following introduction to the article on divorce and remarriage:

"THERE IS ONE great difference between the law of God and the laws made by human government. God has given us His law in form of general principles to be applied in various cases, whereas in national laws, state laws and city ordinances, MAN tries to make multiple thousands of laws, “spelling out” every little detail in a separate law.

It is made clear for us in the third chapter of II Corinthians. ”[God] also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit” (verse 6).

God’s law is given in one single word – LOVE. God is love, His law is love – that word sums up God’s CHARACTER. The law then is amplified into the two Great Laws, love toward God, and love toward neighbor. God amplifies it a little further in the Ten Commandments – the first four giving the broad principles of how to love God and the last six how to love neighbor. But God intended us to understand the PRINCIPLE involved and apply it honestly.

Now it comes to my attention that many are finding gray areas in the D & R law. I will try to spell out a little further in a general way, and those who seek the WAY OF GOD instead of their own way will have, I hope, no difficulty in applying God’s law properly according to its intended spirit. Otherwise, those who try to reason around God’s law to have their own way will stand condemned in the sight of God.

GOD DOES NOT COMPROMISE WITH, OR WATER DOWN HIS LAW. Rather than that He GAVE His only begotten Son Jesus to pay the penalty of repented sin in our stead." (Spelling Out The Official Doctrine on Divorce and Remarriage)

Back in Deuteronomy, we can read of statutes and judgements that – on the surface – seem irrelevant to life in our 21st century. But are they really? Take this for example: "When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands. (Deuteronomy 24:19) Not many of us have our fields of corn to harvest, and certainly not using sheaves, but the lesson is fairly obvious. The intent of this statute was to encourage a way of give, of generosity, to help those less well off. Just as we are also warned about taking advantage of one another:

  • When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.
  • When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour’s standing corn. (Deuteronomy 23:24,25)

When dealing with ancient Israel, God had to spell out so many aspects of human behaviour and what was acceptable and what wasn't. This should not be necessary with those with His Spirit though, as we can clearly see the principle and intent of His law, which is a spiritual way of life and not a carnal list of do's and don'ts, as Mr. Armstrong brings out in the book The Incredible Human Potential:

"GOD’S PURPOSE in having created and put HUMANS on earth was to develop in them GOD’S own holy and righteous character. God wants a people who will REJECT and overcome Satan’s WAY OF LIFE and turn to THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD – which is GOD’S WAY of life." (The Incredible Human Potential Chapter 11)

God's Mind

Key to this way of life is its ultimate destination – spirit-born sons in the very FAMILY of God. Yet the world is progressively trying to take mankind in the opposite direction: from an attempt to redefine marriage and family; to the acceptance and promotion of LGBTQ perversions of all kinds; to the undermining of authority within the home; to the present covid ANTI-social distancing; to restricting natural affection shown through physical touch; to separating husbands and wives in care homes to "keep them safe"; to visits only being allowed if swathed in PPE, and on and on it goes. You can almost see Jesus Christ castigating today's politicians just as He did the Pharisees – but for the covid rules, rather than the corban:

  • ...This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
  • Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
  • For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the [wearing of masks and sanitising] pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
  • And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
  • For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
  • But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is [Covid] that is to say, [to "keep you safe"], by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
  • And ye suffer him no more to do ought [emotionally] for his father or his mother;
  • Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. (Mark 7:6-13)

Once again it comes down to government. Do we blindly accept carnal dictates from a belief system founded largely on the ideology of unguided materialistic evolution – producing an inordinate fear of death and an overriding need to "keep safe" at all costs, or rather place ourselves under the rule of the Creator God – who made an immune system that is heightened by both emotional and physical contact – something likely to be far more beneficial than any dubious vaccine. But God is allowing this – including the lack of straightforward clarity so many times – as we are having to be trained and prepared for our role as teachers and kings in the future, who will at that time have to "... discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not."(Malachi 3:18). And that discernment will be based on correctly applying the principle every time – writing the law of God on the very hearts and minds of the entire world, eventually extending to even judging the angelic realm (I Corinthians 6:2,3).

Meat Offered to Idols

So how does this apply to ourselves in the present health crisis? Applying the principle in every case is not something easily done at all. In fact identical situations could be legitimately handled in different ways by different individuals based on their background, underlying health issues, willingness to forgo contact, having previously sworn to their own hurt, etc etc. But once again we have been given an example within the pages of scripture where a similar situation existed within the church. That was the problem the early church had concerning meat offered to idols: Even after Paul had given a "way of escape" out of the problem (I Corinthians 10:13,25-33) many still lacked the confidence to simply not ask the question, and ended up just eating vegetables as a result (Romans 14:2). However, as Paul goes on to bring out in Romans 14, what is more important is that we shouldn't be judging one another, but accept the fact that whatever is not YET of faith is sin – for all of us.

  • For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
  • So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
  • Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
  • I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing [common] of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be [common], to him it is [common].
  • But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
  • Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
  • For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy [Spirit].
  • For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
  • Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
  • For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
  • It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
  • Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
  • And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. (Romans 14:11-23)
Our Present Training

With time fast running out – whether due to advancing age or the speed at which the world is careening downhill – it's important we get to grips with some basics, if we are going to be fit to teach others. At the end of His earthly ministry Christ spent time making sure His disciples – even as yet unconverted – had the foundational understanding of the new way of life, the magnification of the very law of God. Just two days before the Passover, in Matthew 25, and verses 31 to 46 He explains the vast difference between spiritual sheep and goats, which largely boiled down to basic human decency and genuine concern for one's fellowman, something that is becoming increasingly rare as populations are instructed to: hide their faces behind a mask; distance themselves from others – including family members – and; to report any that appear to be ignoring these restrictions. As brought out in Romans 1:31 and II Timothy 3:3, natural affection becomes a scarce commodity as we move more and more into the end time and something we need to be aware of in ourselves.

In John chapter 7 Jesus Christ pointed out to the people there listening to Him not only that they were not to judge superficially – by appearances – (verse 24) but that such carnal judgement is not actually being obedient to God's law at all (verse 19). Conversely what is needed is "righteous judgement" that appreciates the spirit and intent of the words of God – and this is something we too are having to learn at this crucial time in history. Doing so is not going to become any easier as the world moves further and further away from God's standards of living, but it is vital that we do so.

Coming very soon to this earth will be a millennial age ruled by Jesus Christ, eventually stretching out into eternity. It will be an age of true freedom - flowing down from the very laws of God, which will then be administered by the spirit and principle behind them, and not merely by appearances. This will certainly be true of Jesus Christ Himself, and therefore must be true of us also.

  • And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
  • And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
  • But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
  • And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. (Isaiah 11:2-5)
  • The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
  • And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure. (Isaiah 33:5,6)
News Review - 2 Apr 2021
Satan Weakens The Nations

Lack of leadership… reckless debt… return to paganism… politics becomes a god… freedom in short supply… trade wars… political instability… conflicts between nations and cultures…

Satan Weakens The Nations

How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer…

You who weakened the nations!(Isaiah 14:12, New King James Version)

American Leadership Weakened

“America is a nation facing crisis. Whether it is the coronavirus pandemic response, the crisis at the nation’s southern border, or brewing conflict in the Middle East, it is in need of strong and steady leadership. During this time of immense national challenges, it appears that leadership is not going to come from the President of the United States. Unfortunately, it appears that Joe Biden is the ‘missing’ president.(beckernews.com)

Who Is Ruling The USA Right Now?

“Can anyone just tell us who is running our federal government right now? Just a few days before, someone claiming to be the American president bombed Syria. The bombing was followed by a report out of the White House that Vice President Kamala D Harris was not included in the decision to bomb Syria and that she was very displeased with the decision.

That may or may not rule out Ms Harris as the person who is operating the federal government right now. Certainly, it seems to suggest she is, in fact, not currently the president. Either way, it doesn’t answer the pressing question we all deserve to have answered. Who is the president of the United States right now?(washingtontimes.com)

The ‘Biden-Harris’ White House

“A leaked email from a federal government agency reveals that the White House is playing word games to downplay Joe Biden’s occupation of the White House. Language is being used to elevate Kamala Harris in all official White House business.

It forces all agencies to refer to the Biden administration as the ‘Biden-Harris Administration.’ ‘Please be sure to reference the current administration as the “Biden-Harris Administration” in official public communications,’ the directive reads, with ‘Biden-Harris Administration’ accented in bold. The @WhiteHouse Twitter account now reads ‘Welcome to the Biden-Harris White House!’ This unprecedented move was unseen in the Trump and Obama administrations.

Kamala Harris has been taking calls with foreign leaders, which is highly unusual for a vice president. Most recently, Harris took a call with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, without Biden present. She has also taken calls with French President Emanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Some leaders see Harris’s interference in world affairs as unsettling. ‘World leaders expect to hear from the President of the United States, not the Vice President,’ former Ambassador to Germany and former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said to Outspoken. ‘There are certainly times when the Vice President has to step in but not for the introductory call.’

‘The fact that the White House is instructing federal agencies to replace “Biden” with “Biden-Harris” after less than 60 days is indicative of the struggle Joe Biden is already having being President,’ Grenell said. ‘This is a signal that he can’t do the job alone’.(gatewaypundit.com)

Democrats Accused Of Promoting ‘Unfit’ Candidate

“A leading US journalist has accused Democrats of promoting an ‘unfit candidate’ to the US’s top political post and of ‘betraying their responsibilities’ to the American people.

[Dominic Green, deputy editor of The Spectator’s US edition concluded]: ‘This presidency is turning into a theatre of cruelty. It can only end one way. The people’s trust in democratic institutions will decline further. And we will all be party to Biden’s public humiliation’.” (express.co.uk)

China Thinks Biden Is ‘Exceptionally Weak’

“Michael Anton said the humiliating Biden meeting with China proves the communist regime now sees America as ‘exceptionally weak.’ ‘Obviously the Chinese know we’re in a weak position,’ Anton said. The author of The Stakes: America at a Point of No Return, said China is now emboldened, and sees it as an advantage to being ‘obnoxious and pushy’ to American officials.

They think we’re exceptionally weak,’ Anton said. ‘And will take this essentially lying down, which it looks like we did.’ Anton, who saw the Trump administration’s diplomacy up close when he was a national security official, said the contrast in treatment between the Biden and Trump teams could not be more stark.

President Trump and his senior team were treated incredibly differently by the Chinese government,’ he said. ‘Much more politely, much more respectfully, despite the fact that they had an avowed policy that was much tougher on China.’ Anton said China ‘respected strength and they were worried about what the United States might do’ under President Trump.

‘They’re not even making a pretext of that anymore,’ Anton said of China. ‘Which should really give everyone pause for how the United States is viewed by foreign adversaries right now’.(pandemic.warroom.org)

American Currency Weakened

“Last year the Fed increased the supply of US dollars in the financial system (M2) by 26% – the single largest annual increase since 1943. The Fed has nearly doubled the size of its balance sheet in the last 12 months alone, and nearly 10x’d its balance sheet since the financial crisis of 2008. In simple terms, the Fed ‘prints’ money (albeit electronically) and sprinkles it around the financial system.

This is a form of debasement, not much different than how ancient Roman emperors cut corners by reducing the purity of their gold and silver coins. Historically speaking, debasing the currency eventually causes inflation. There are famous historical episodes, like Zimbabwe, Venezuela, or the Weimar Republic, where the government’s endless money printing caused hyperinflation.

In 1932 the gold price was $20.67 dollars per troy ounce, on June 12, 2020, it crossed $2,067 dollars. That’s a 99% decline in value of the dollar against gold.(voimagold.com)

So the Fed has two options to choose from, and neither is good: raise rates and cause markets to crash. Or, don’t raise rates, and risk inflation. They’ve pretty much already told us they’re choosing inflation.” (zerohedge.com)

Here Come Trillions More

“Just hours after the House passed the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion stimulus package, President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would unveil ‘the next phase’ of the US COVID-19 response on Thursday, which is also the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-inspired lockdowns in the US.

The administration is also hoping to push through a sweeping infrastructure plan [costing around $4 trillion].” (zerohedge.com)

The Most Dramatic Shift In The Standard Of Living

“They are assuring us that we don’t have to be concerned about ‘inflation’ because they have everything under control. Do you believe them? The value of the US dollar has been steadily declining for a long time, and most Americans have grown accustomed to having the cost of living rise at a faster pace than their paychecks do. Sadly, inflation is already starting to show up in a major way all throughout our economy. We are so close to the economic endgame, and the word ‘collapse’ is not nearly strong enough to describe what is eventually going to happen to us.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

We Are Going To Need A Lot More “Weimar Money”…

“By going down the road of hyperinflation, we are systematically destroying the value of the reserve currency of the world, we are piling up trillions of dollars of debt that future generations would never possibly be able to repay, and we are setting the stage for the inevitable meltdown of our current financial system. In other words, we are literally committing national suicide.

Sadly, it isn’t just the US that is going down a hyperinflationary path. Governments all over the globe have been printing, borrowing and spending money at unprecedented levels, and now the ratio of the world’s debt to GDP has reached a staggering 356 percent… We all know how this story ends. It ends with an absolutely nightmarish global economic collapse.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

American Religion Weakened

In what was a “Christian nation”, the following article reveals the new direction:

“The Department of Education in California – where else? – has approved a 900-page Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum designed to ‘decolonize’ America. The curriculum’s core promise is that it will help root out Christianity, and the capitalism and racism that apparently came with it. To empower children as forces for ending such white colonialist hangovers, pupils are being instructed to pray in chants each day to Aztec gods that formerly sacrificed (and sometimes ate parts of) children and their parents. The curriculum instructs the pupils to invoke these gods to empower themselves as ‘social warriors’.

It is not enough, apparently, in today’s ethnic studies to learn about other religions. Children must be made to practice those religions in order to find empowerment for the causes of their oppressive instructors.” (rt.com)

In today’s world, “Children must be made to PRACTICE those religions” - Yet another sign that we are very near the end of this age. At least their goal is obvious – “to root out Christianity, and the capitalism and racism that apparently came with it.”

God gave His people specific commands concerning worshipping the “gods of the lands”!

“You must not worship the gods of these nations or serve them in any way or imitate their evil practices. Instead, you must utterly destroy them and smash their sacred pillars.” (Exodus 23:24, New Living Translation)

But our nations have disobeyed this command – and there is a price to pay:

“Because the entire land has become defiled, I am punishing the people who live there. I will cause the land to vomit them out.” (Leviticus 18:25, New Living Translation)

The New God – Politics!

“The absence of a God doesn’t mean that the human need to ‘believe’ in something vanishes, rather it leaves a gap that must be filled and, troublingly, more and more people are filling that void with politics. Traditional religion is in decline throughout the US. Whether measured by service attendance, financial donations or recruitment, the statistics say – for better or worse – the major faiths are fading in societal influence.

Our inbuilt addiction to fill the holes in our lives with something bigger than ourselves is now turning to politics for a fix. The result is a secular world deteriorating rapidly while afflicted with non-secular practices it was not built to house.” (rt.com)

Politics is not the solution: Politics is the problem!

“The unspoken assumption of the modern era is that politics can fix whatever is broken: whatever is broken in society or the economy can be fixed by some political policy or political process – becoming more inclusionary, seeking non-partisan middle ground, etc.

  • What if this assumption is flat-out wrong?
  • What if politics is incapable of fixing what’s broken?
  • What if politics merely fosters an illusion of solutions, a paper-thin veneer of faux progress?
  • What if politics isn’t a tool that’s capable of fixing what’s broken?
  • What if all politics is able to do is generate delusions of grandeur and unresolvable conflicts?
  • What if politics is ultimately little more than a fatal distraction?

This is of course heresy of the highest order, for a belief in the supremacy of politics is the secular religion of our era. The orthodoxy is: there is no problem that can’t be solved with a political policy: a tax cut, a new tax, a new incentive, a broader definition of criminality, and so on. What if the status quo is failing for reasons that are beyond the reach of politics?(washingtonsblog.com)

O my people, they which lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.(Isaiah 3:12)


President Joe Biden has said the US will lead the world by the ‘power of our example.’ California is now making children worship Aztec gods of human sacrifice and there’s a viral campaign for $1,000 custom ‘Satan’ sneakers. For a mere $1,018, some 666 ‘lucky’ Americans will be able to buy ‘Satan shoes,’ a Devil-themed modification of Nike’s 1997 Air Max sneakers, on March 29. The air bubble inside will be filled with red ink and ‘one drop of human blood,’ according to a promotional tweet that went viral on Friday. The custom sneakers were apparently a collaboration between the company MSCHF (Mischief) and rapper Lil Nas X.

The US, a country that once militarized Christianity to wage the Cold War against ‘godless Communism,’ now seems to relish in ritual humiliation of it. It’s not that Americans are less religious, as the polling suggests, but less Christian – the old religion apparently getting replaced by politics, wokeness and whatever the worship of Huitzilopochtli is supposed to be called. In that regard, MSCHF (Mischief) can pat themselves on the back: mission accomplished. As for the rest of the world, I hope it’s watching – and learning.” (rt.com)

America’s Freedom Weakened

“Databit by databit, we are building our own electronic concentration camps. With every new smart piece of smart technology we acquire, every new app we download, every new photo or post we share online, we are making it that much easier for the government and its corporate partners to identify, track and eventually round us up.

Saint or sinner, it doesn’t matter because we’re all being swept up into a massive digital data dragnet that does not distinguish between those who are innocent of wrongdoing, suspects, or criminals. This is what it means to live in a suspect society.

The government’s efforts to round up those who took part in the Capitol riots shows exactly how vulnerable we all are to the menace of a surveillance state that aspires to a God-like awareness of our lives.

Relying on selfies, social media posts, location data, geotagged photos, facial recognition, surveillance cameras and crowdsourcing, government agents are compiling a massive data trove on anyone and everyone who may have been anywhere in the vicinity of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The amount of digital information is staggering: 15,000 hours of surveillance and body-worn camera footage; 1,600 electronic devices; 270,000 digital media tips; at least 140,000 photos and videos; and about 100,000 location pings for thousands of smartphones. And that’s just what we know.

More than 300 individuals from 40 states have already been charged and another 280 arrested in connection with the events of January 6. As many as 500 others are still being hunted by government agents.

Also included in this data roundup are individuals who may have had nothing to do with the riots but whose cell phone location data identified them as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Forget about being innocent until proven guilty. In a suspect society such as ours, the burden of proof has been flipped: now, you start off guilty and have to prove your innocence.

Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to form a picture of who you are, what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line.

Simply liking or sharing this article on Facebook, retweeting it on Twitter, or merely reading it or any other articles related to government wrongdoing, surveillance, police misconduct or civil liberties might be enough to get you categorized as a particular kind of person with particular kinds of interests that reflect a particular kind of mindset that might just lead you to engage in a particular kinds of activities and, therefore, puts you in the crosshairs of a government investigation as a potential troublemaker aka domestic extremist.

… This is the creepy, calculating yet diabolical genius of the American police state: the very technology we hailed as revolutionary and liberating has become our prison, jailer, probation officer, Big Brother and Father Knows Best all rolled into one. There is no grey area any longer.” (technocracy.news)

America’s Infrastructure Is Weakened

“The ‘Texageddon’ blackouts and near-collapse of all infrastructure (food, fuel, cell towers, power grid, water systems, emergency services, roads, etc) taught us all some very difficult lessons in survival. We learned that the infrastructure is far more vulnerable than most people thought, and we saw with our own eyes that most people still refuse to prepare with extra food and water, even after a year of covid lockdowns that should have been a universal wake up call. …No one is coming to help you. In many situations, no one can get to you even if they wanted to… Bitcoin and crypto were all completely valueless and useless during the collapse, since they all rely on electricity. Gold, silver and cash worked fine, on the other hand.” (intellihub.com)

Texas Is Foreshadowing The Total Collapse Of The United States!

“We are getting a very short preview of what will eventually happen to the United States as a whole. America’s infrastructure is aging and crumbling. Our power grids were never intended to support so many people, our water systems are a complete joke, and it has become utterly apparent that we would be completely lost if a major long-term national emergency ever struck. Texas has immense wealth and vast energy resources, but now it is being called a ‘failed state’. If it can’t even handle a few days of cold weather, what is the rest of America going to look like when things really start to get chaotic in this country? America is literally crumbling all around us, and it getting worse with each passing year.” (populist.press)

A Weakened World

It’s not just America – it’s ALL nations. As we watch world events, we see trade wars, political instability, conflicts between nations and cultures – even the earth itself is being weakened – earthquakes are an ongoing problem, as are volcanic eruptions.

While this situation is world wide, the reason for the focus on America is that God made the US into a superpower. They were to lead the world.

But recently, things are changing. As mentioned in a previous article, “President Joe Biden has said the US will lead the world by the ‘power of our example’.”

This Is What God Wanted!

“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.

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.

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?

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?” (Deuteronomy 4:5-8)

God wanted Israel to be a good example to the surrounding nations.

There was a time when the US did set a good example – but no more.

When children are taught to reject Christianity and pray to Aztec gods, when people turn from Christianity and make a god out of politics and wokeness, it’s hard to see if the US can sink any lower!

Watch – be awake – what comes next cannot be far off!

“Because the entire land has become defiled,

I am punishing the people who live there.

I will cause the land to vomit them out.(Leviticus 18:25, New Living Translation)

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