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True Christianity Is Not Empty And Cheap Grace, But Warfare


In the life of every Christian, there are two stages, fighting and suffering. In many cases, the latter ends in death. We see this in all of the prophets, and most beautifully in that man Who was more than a prophet–Christ. When reading the Bible, and the history of the Church, what one inevitably will find is that Christianity is warfare.



Everyone worthy of the name “Christian,” is one who fights evil. But, when the subject of Christian combat is brought up in conversation, almost always there is a person, or really a little devil, who objects and says, “we are not under the law, but under grace.” Any attempt to war with darkness is hindered by the sudden and subtle discussion of “law versus grace.”

There is a war happening right now, as we speak. The Muslims desire to overrun and establish their heresy over the Law of Christ, the socialists wish to seize our weapons, the environmentalist pagans seek to outlaw our Faith, the atheists strive to drive out Christianity, and the sodomites want to enact their homosexual sharia and punish anyone who refuses their repugnant system.

When I point to the sodomite agenda, and I say without apology that it should be abolished, or when I make known my criticism of absolute religious liberty and equality, I am condemned for “having no grace,” or being “legalistic.”

This sickness is rampant, and with its contagious nature, it has inundated American Christianity with polluted water, to the point that it is filled with sycophants and sophists whose dispositions and ways are rotting and decaying with spiritual excrement, which they spew out in their ecclesiastical sewers. And the laity have happily gulped up all of these rivers of well marketed stool, with repulsive odors steaming out of heretical dung, and not only have they spewed out every bit of theological feces, but expect you to consume this waste just as credulously as they have.

Timothy Keller is one of these. He has positioned himself against the orthodox so ruthlessly, that he has said that homosexuality will not get someone to hell, while going against homosexuality will get them into hell:

…being gay doesn’t send you to hell — sin doesn’t send you to hell …the sin underneath the sin is ‘I am my own savior and my lord’, and thats the reason why phariseeism, moralism, Bible believing people who are proud and think God’s going to take them to heaven because their good, that’s sending them to hell.

Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller

He dresses his deceptions with the seeming pious belief that legalism is wrong, all the while he places his poison, and that is, you can be a sodomite and a Christian at the same time:

Why has the sodomite movement been advancing so quickly, like a flash flood? Because of heretics telling us that if we stop combating the homosexual agenda, we will be “grace filled,” and if we continue our crusade against this evil, we will be no different than the pharisees. This heretical movement of Christianity without zealotry, has emasculated many a Christian.

They are offering us an artless Christianity, one without affection nor passions nor zeal, but static, feeble, and impuissant in the presence of evil.

Rob Bell, another one of these heretics kissing up to the sodomites, calls sodomites “passionate disciples of Jesus just like I’m trying to be. So lets all get together and try to do something about the truly big problems in our world, that I believe would have us ban together and tackle together.”

Rob Bell

Rob Bell

Notice how he never specifies the “truly big problems”, a common tactic of the modern heretic. Corrupt pastors such as these seem to forget that Jesus was not a modern day American, and did not bear the deplorable idiosyncrasies that many have today. He was a Jewish rabbi from the Eastern culture, which has no inclination to be open to homosexuality. Moreover, Christ believed, still believes, and was the cause of, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, homosexual lands.

These deceivers proceed to accuse us of being “legalistic,” but when they describe the orthodox, they become the most vicious of pharisees, the most callous of sadducees, more benumbed and ruthless than any moralist; they form an inquisition, flowered by flattering words and vested with feigning terms of peace and love. They will come to you in the name of love, before striking you with their enmity, they will give you the kiss of Judas.

Obery Hendricks, this empty shell whose soul has been replaced with devils, of New York Theological Seminary, makes himself to be a man of love while he says that Christians who go against sodomites will go to hell:

…[A]ll people are equal under the law, so constitutionally everyone should have the right to sacralize, to marry, to have all the rights of the one they love, whether its in the same sex or not. …Jesus gave us one major way to judge one another, thats the end of Matthew 25. He said ‘if you have not done it to the least of these, you have not done it to me.’ As you have not fed the hungry and clothe the naked and shelter the homeless, you have not done it to me. He said those who don’t look out for one another — he said that they are the ones who are going to go to hell.

Obery Hendricks

Obery Hendricks

He has the audacity to use Matthew 25, like a temple prostitute who copulates with the greatest pride as she shamelessly wears a Cross, and desecrates its holiness by using it as a platform for his wretched social justice agenda, and for his belief that Christians should be supporting the sodomites. He dresses his whoredoms and harlotries with the masks of a “theological seminary” professor, places himself on an intellectual altar to be an idol to his modish students, and so well does he do this, that I can only prescribe to him the words of Ezekiel, “O harlot, hear the word of the LORD” (Ezekiel 16:35).

Matthew 25, unlike what this cunnning conniver wants to say, is not referring to sodomites who are indulged in their wicked, tyrannical, violent, and absolutely repugnant acts worthy of our enmity, but the persecuted people of God, the Christians and the Jews.

A thousand voices from the blood of the martyrs, from Abel onwards, cries out from underneath the earth, and the despicable, diabolical, and sadistic connivers of wicked things want to drive us to focus on those acolytes of Sodom who wish to break down the door of the Church and have their way with us, and have no interest in the cause of the Holy.

Christianity is the most persecuted Faith, and these heretics are concerned with two men who want to partake in their obscene and loveless acts, while caring nothing for the oppressed Saints. It is quite ironic, these false preachers are calling for the support of sodomites while caring nothing for the persecuted Christians; while Putin is enacting laws against the sodomites as he, so far, is doing more for the persecuted than any other world leader.

Putin said that “in many of the world’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting, and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians.”

Putin

Putin

He is calling for all world leaders to unite against persecution of Christians in the Muslim world:

This pressing problem should be a subject of close attention for the entire international community… It is especially important today to make efforts to prevent intercultural and interreligious conflicts, which are fraught with the most serious upheavals.

Obama would never say such things, while he gives weapons to Muslims who use them to kill Christians, he attacks Putin and calls him a “jackass” for going against the sodomites. This is being done while so many evangelical prophecy buffs paint Putin as a type of “Gog,” and “chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.”

Glenn Beck, a Mormon heretic who follows a religion of antichrist, has referred to Putin’s establishing of Eastern Orthodox Christianity as the religion the state as having connections with the antichrist of end times:

Now that Russia`s Vladimir Putin has hand-picked the country`s very next president and decided he`d like to be prime minister. He`s turned from controlling politics to controlling religion. Oh that`s always good. Instead of burdening Russians with all the trouble of picking a faith — I don`t know, there are so many — he says, no, no, no, really, just one. The Russian Orthodox Church, the country`s now official religion. This has implications in end-times prophesies

Beck would never admit that his beloved Joseph Smith, that false prophet, strove to have Utah under a Mormon dictatorship. It is quite interesting, really, that a follower of antichrist is now telling people who antichrist is, and he points a nation (Russia), which is Eastern Orthodox, as being Gog.

Beck

Beck

This is the essence of what we are trying to do, and that is to show the tares who masquerade themselves as wheat, and put on all of the expected forms of American style godliness to disguise themselves as what is culturally accepted as “Christian,” in order to deceive those who, without discernment, fall for such snares. My father and I have been exerting all of our efforts, with the greatest passion and endeavoring desire, to expose, not the most conspicuous evils, but the most subtle and hidden wickedness and deceptions, which is why we have so much difficulty explaining this to people, since the tares, while looking like wheat, are dressed to appear as what is perceived as “conservative” and “right wing.” These ways of supposed defenders of Christianity, are nothing but instruments to have us attack the Orthodox who are doing the most to purge their country of the evil sodomite agenda.

Beck goes on to introduce Joel Rosenberg, and then asks him, with the hint that Russia is the Gog of the Bible, if Putin is Gog:

Gog and Magog. Gog is a guy who`s a really bad guy, who figures into Bible prophesy at the end of days. He`s from Russia. Is Putin possibly Gog? And what is he doing? What`s — what`s happening with religion in Russia now?

Rosenberg

Rosenberg

Rosenberg then describes Putin as “Gog-esque,” for placing Orthodox Christianity as the religion of the nation. Eastern Christianity is not antichrist, it does not deny the Father nor the Son, it does not deny that Christ was crucified (while Islam does), and it has actually the courage and fortitude to fight the sodomites. Mormonism would be a better guess for antichrist, but you would never hear these modern Christians, without vacillation, make a full attack against the LDS.

I doubt Beck or Rosenberg would wish to bring Russia’s anti-sodomite laws to America; they would object that they have no “grace.”

To the ancient Christian, warring with evil was always esteemed as intricate to the Church, but today, to allow the wicked to overrun us, to invade the infrastructures of Christendom, to infiltrate the government with the purpose of persecuting the saints, is considered “grace.”

This is not “grace,” but a part of a larger scheme to make Christians impotent and useless before the coming flood of evil which has from the foundations of the earth been pursuing to destroy the Church.

To have love, or grace, is to confront the sinister forces who seek Christendom’s demise; those who wish to preclude our war in the name of grace, have no grace, but cowardice and a sophistical and clever way of convincing the saints to be useless.

If I were to ask Christians today, why did Jesus come? The common answer would be that He came to die for our sins, that through God’s grace we may be saved from sin. And this would be correct, but it would not be the answer to its fullest extent.

When Christ arrived to earth, He came to war with the Devil and his works; when He was crucified, it was not a mere execution, but a struggle, with the Messiah taking the victory. The purpose of Christ’s coming was to obliterate the works of the Devil, as St. John says, and from this do we have God’s grace:

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (I John 3:8)

Therefore, grace came as a result of an eternal war, with Christ shattering the wiles of Satan. The question is, then, what are you doing to fight and destroy the works of the Devil? the followers of Lucifer prowl about ready to devour those who are not vigilant, and therefore, must we be ever ready, and ever willing, to subdue falsehood and deception.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

Our salvation is a result of that eternal war on Calvary, and it is because of Christ’s blood that we are saved. If talk of fighting the devil is brought up, its common for modernly thinking Christians to say, “but we are in the New Covenant,” without ever realizing that the New Covenant is in the blood of Christ, and does not all of a sudden exempt us from warring with Satan and his works.

In the Last Supper, when Christ gave the wine to His disciples, He declared:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you. (Luke 22:50)

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

So many Christians love to use the term “New Covenant” as a way to excuse their avoiding of our struggle with evil, when in reality it simply is what seals our salvation; it gives us light, but does not have us no longer fight the darkness.

All of these Christians with their mainstream religion and altars of the earth’s acceptance, laud themselves of their urban appearances and modernly fashionable dress, their contemporary and empty music — which is utterly void of creativity, of any judgement of evil, and filled with pathetic cries to be embraced by the modish masses — and are frequently seen with obsequious bowing toward the famous and celebratory pastors, as they refuse to even lift a finger for one fiery endeavor to confront even a single attempt, on the part of the devil’s servants, to obliterate the Church. These false teachers, they call themselves the “Church,” when in reality they are but infiltrators who, from within, are laboring to transform Christianity into a progressive movement disguised as being the true Faith.

Tell me, when St. Peter told Sapphira, “the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out”, and she died, (Acts 5:9-10), and “great fear came upon all the church” (Acts 5:11), was there any talk of “law versus grace”? Would any of these modernistic Christians dare to tell St. Peter, “you have no grace”?

The Death of Saphira

The Death of Saphira

Sapphira’s husband, Ananias, was told by St. Peter, not a message of empty grace, but one of condemnation:

why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. (Acts 5:3-4)

And just by these words, Ananias “fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.” (Acts 5:5) Tell me, was anyone, at such an early stage in Christian history, chastising St. Peter for not having enough “grace”?

The Death of Ananias

The Death of Ananias

When St. Paul went to Paphos, and the governor of that land desired to be taught the Faith, a certain wizard named Barjesus came to hinder the teaching of the Gospel. St. Paul declared to Barjesu, not words of cheap and empty love, but with the curse of blindness:

O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. (Acts 13:10-11)

The blinding of Barjesus

The blinding of Barjesus

Did anyone bring up the discussion of “law versus grace,” when Paul (by the power of the Holy Spirit) blinded the wizard? And if anyone from today was sent to St. Paul and told him “Paul, you have no love, the poor wizard, all he needed was grace!” he would look at you as though you were from a different world (and in a sense, you would be).

When Jesus went to the temple in Jerusalem, and He saw what thievery was being done there, He did not ask for “a dialogue,” or a conversation “on law versus grace,”–no,

he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. (John 2:15-16)

Jesus' cleansing of the temple

Jesus’ cleansing of the temple

When the officers of the Jewish authorities were in the process of arresting St. Peter and some of the other Apostles, they feared the Christians around them, and these Christians were not about to have a talk on “grace,”:

Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

(Acts 5:26)

The earliest Christians caused fear? They would have stoned their persecutors? Yes. They were not like many of the Christians we see today with purple hair and piercings. They were Christians who today would support the Second Amendment.

When the Jewish leaders wanted to kill Jesus, they refrained because they had trepidation and freight on account of the followers of Jesus:

But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet. (Matthew 21:46)

Did Jesus reprimand His following for not having “grace”? Absolutely not. But the American church establishment would dare to chide Christ’s followers, they would condemn them, call them pharisees, and deem them as not true Christians.

These modern Christians who love to impede the righteous fight against the enemies of Christ, do not realize that when Christ returns, He will commence a crusade — the final crusade. I am not speaking of a “campus crusade,” but a real crusade, a physical one. The prophet Joel writes:

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? (Joel 2:1-11)

The modern Christian cannot see, or refuses to see, that Christ will come to destroy His enemies, and those of His Church. And in the parable of the talents, what does Christ say of those who will refuse Him in His coming?

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. (Luke 19:27)

Christ is militant, and He will return as a Crusader.



By Theodore Shoebat


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