Donnie TrumPutin MUST GO: Archives

With all the “Breaking News” happening almost every 2-5 minutes I made an executive decision to make this a Clearinghouse article, a Viral News Dump as it were, to clear out my bookmarked articles on “Trump, Inc.”…so buckle up, this will be a MASSIVE compilation of articles and links to a “boat-load” of Headline News…

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I start with this because it sets the stage for the entire Trump mindset going back to the 1980’s.

Trump is only, and barely, American by birth. Trump’s Numero Uno Loyalties are in this order:

  1. Trump
  2. Money
  3. Whoever helps and covers for Trump in his quest more $$$
  4. Hence, when American bankers quit loaning Trump $$$ Trump sold his soul to Russia, Putin, and the Russian mob.
  5. Which since the investigationS causes Trump to revert to HIS Prime Directive of being Loyal only to himself.

Trump has NEVER been Loyal to:

  1. America. Sells us out every chance he gets.
  2. The Constitution. He can’t even SPELL Constitution.
  3. Our Intel Community/Law Enforcement. Putin, Kim Jung Un, Stalin, Hitler, SATAN himself are more reliable in Trump’s view.
  4. Our Allies. Trump has insulted, isolated, betrayed, and trampled our Allies, all while kissing Russia’s, Iran’s, N. Korea’s, and China’s butt.

Going back to 1987…THIS:

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.

Luke Harding is a foreign correspondent at the Guardian. Excerpted from the book Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win published by Vintage Books, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright 2017 by Luke Harding.

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It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the prestigious KGB arm responsible for gathering foreign intelligence.

Kryuchkov had begun his career with five years at the Soviet mission in Budapest under Ambassador Yuri Andropov. In 1967 Andropov became KGB chairman. Kryuchkov went to Moscow, took up a number of sensitive posts, and established a reputation as a devoted and hardworking officer. By 1984, Kryuchkov’s directorate in Moscow was bigger than ever before—12,000 officers, up from about 3,000 in the 1960s. His headquarters at Yasenevo, on the wooded southern outskirts of the city, was expanding: Workmen were busy constructing a 22-story annex and a new 11-story building.

In politics, change was in the air. Soon a new man would arrive in the Kremlin, Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev’s policy of detente with the West—a refreshing contrast to the global confrontation of previous general secretaries—meant the directorate’s work abroad was more important than ever.

Kryuchkov faced several challenges. First, a hawkish president, Ronald Reagan, was in power in Washington. The KGB regarded his two predecessors, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, as weak. By contrast Reagan was seen as a potent adversary. The directorate was increasingly preoccupied with what it believed—wrongly—was an American plot to conduct a preemptive nuclear strike against the USSR.

It was around this time that Donald Trump appears to have attracted the attention of Soviet intelligence. How that happened, and where that relationship began, is an answer hidden somewhere in the KGB’s secret archives. Assuming, that is, that the documents still exist.

Trump’s first visit to Soviet Moscow in 1987 looks, with hindsight, to be part of a pattern. The dossier by the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele asserts that the Kremlin had been cultivating Trump for “at least five years” before his stunning victory in the 2016 US presidential election. This would take us back to around 2011 or 2012.

In fact, the Soviet Union was interested in him too, three decades earlier. The top level of the Soviet diplomatic service arranged his 1987 Moscow visit. With assistance from the KGB. It took place while Kryuchkov was seeking to improve the KGB’s operational techniques in one particular and sensitive area. The spy chief wanted KGB staff abroad to recruit more Americans…

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THIS RECON AND CULTIVATING OF TRUMP SINCE 1982 LED TO THIS:

 

Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit

For years, he used his beauty pageants to boost business interests abroad. A 2013 contest, in Moscow, may also have helped give him the Presidency.

 

Giuliani Says Talks on Building a Trump Tower in Russia Went on Through 2016

President’s lawyer makes revelation on Sunday, then backtracks on Monday, saying his description was ‘hypothetical’

President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Jan. 20 said conversations between the president and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about building a Trump Tower in Moscow “went on throughout 2016.”

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So, from 1987 til the present Trump and Putin/Russia have been, shall we say, “very close”. Trump praises and sides with Putin on, well, EVERYTHING…there is one more piece, a BIG piece, to this Russian Love match…THIS:

Did Putin help elect Trump to restore $500 billion Exxon oil deal killed by sanctions

Follow the money: Will Trump repay Putin by ending Russian sanctions and killing the Paris climate deal?

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WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT? WHY WAS/IS THIS SUCH AN EASY LURE ON TRUMP?

One, Trump is probably the most greedy, covetous, corrupt, egotistical person ever, at least in recent history. Add the fact that Trump went bankrupt at LEAST 5 times, and that American banks would NOT do business with him…well, $500,000,000,000 turns a LOT of heads…but none more than Trump’s.

Why Donald Trump’s Companies Went Bankrupt

Details About the 6 Trump Corporate Bankruptcies

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Donald Trump has used U.S. bankruptcy laws to restructure debt for some of his casinos.

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AT THE ABOVE LINKED ARTICLE YOU WILL SEE THAT TRUMP 1. PUT UP LITTLE OF HIS OWN MONEY, 2. SMOOTH TALKED, I.E. CONNED, INVESTORS TO PUT UP THE $$$, 3. USED THE MONEY WASTEFULLY, POCKETED WHAT HE COULD, 4. DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. 5. LEFT INVESTORS BROKE. 6. RUSSIA/PUTIN WAS WATCHING ALL THIS SINCE 1982. 7. WHEN TRUMPS MONEY SCAMS QUIT WORKING HERE, RUSSIA/PUTIN SAW AN EASY MARK. 8. PUTIN/RUSSIA GAVE TRUMP LOTS OF $$$, WITH THE PROMISE OF THE ABOVE $500,000,000,000, AND LOTS OF CHEAP, SUGARY FLATTERY, 9. AND GOT THEIR PERFECT PUPPET IN TRUMP.

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Despite all of Trump’s hyperbole and braggadocious blather he is NOT a very good business man, at least NOT in the conventional sense. Trump “runs” a business more akin to how a Godfather runs a Mafia family.

Don’t believe me? Here’s mountains of evidence to overwhelmingly support Trump’s mob ties:

The Long Line Of Treason.

Remarkable Treason.

What We KNOW, And What SHOULD be Done About It.

There’s Going To Be A Revolution, We-ell, You Know

AND LASTLY, BECAUSE I’VE ALREADY PROVEN MY POINT:

Have You Had Freakin’ E’Nuff Yet?!!

There. Since THAT point IS adequately proven, let’s move on shall we?

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You may be asking yourself, “Is Larry the only one who thinks this?”

Um, no. Each article was written by someone who has looked deep, long, and hard at the FACTS that exist in abundance, and came to the same conclusion I did. Not only that, but each article quotes and/or links to many others who also believe as I do. And also, each article is read by many, many more who have researched the FACTS and  came to the same conclusion as I did. Such as…

Our Constitution mandates that we should impeach a president for: –

Unbecoming conduct –

Intimidation –

Misuse of assets –

Perjury of oath –

Abuse of authority –

Bribery –

Failure to supervise –

Dereliction of duty

Trump seems to have done them all… LITERALLY!

What does Jeffrey Epstein have to do w/ Semion Mogilevich – the RU/Ukranian mafia boss whose men lived in Trump Tower, gambled at Taj Mahal, & used as his global money-launderer? Well, for starts, Epstein’s madame, Ghislaine Maxwell, was in Semion’s crime family.

This merely Part One of a multi-part thread, each sourced thoroughly.

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When the President listens to Vladimir Putin and wants to fire Dan Coats, it’s time to listen to Dan Coats and fire that President instead.

[NOTE: For those wondering WHO Dan Coats is he is the man Trump put in THIS office, BUT does NOT believe.]

Daniel Ray Coats is an American politician and former diplomat serving as the current Director of National Intelligence since 2017 under the Trump Administration. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1989 to 1999 and again from 2011 to 2017.

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AND FOR THE VERY LAST…

PERVERSION of JUSTICE

A decade before #MeToo, a multimillionaire sex offender from Florida got the ultimate break.

He was over 50.

They were little girls.

Their stories were almost identical.

The evidence was substantial.

Jeffrey Epstein had a little black book filled with the names and personal phone numbers of some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential people, from Bill Clinton and Donald Trump to actors, actresses, scientists and business tycoons.

A money manager for the super-rich, Epstein had two private jets, the largest single residence in Manhattan, an island in the Caribbean, a ranch in New Mexico and a waterfront estate in Florida.

But Epstein also had an obsession.

For years, Epstein lured an endless stream of teenage girls to his Palm Beach mansion, offering to pay them for massages. Instead, police say, for years he coerced middle and high school girls into engaging in sex acts with him and others.

As evidence emerged that there were victims and witnesses outside of Palm Beach, the FBI began an investigation in 2006 into whether Epstein and others employed by him were involved in underage sex trafficking.

But in 2007, despite substantial evidence that corroborated the girls’ stories of abuse by Epstein, the U.S. attorney in Miami, Alexander Acosta, signed off on a secret deal for the multimillionaire, one that ensured he would never spend a day in prison.

Acosta, now President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor, agreed to seal the agreement so that no one — not even Epstein’s victims — would know the full extent of his crimes or who was involved.

This is the story of that deal — and how his victims, more than a decade later, are still fighting a criminal justice system that has stubbornly failed to hold wealthy, powerful men accountable for sexual abuse…

The above linked article has 5 other parts/articles linked in it, each abundantly sourced… SOURCE .

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As one begins to look over all the evidence, facts, and eye-witness accounts one begins to see WHY Trump and Co. HATE and RAIL against:

THE FBI

THE COURTS

THE MEDIA

LAW ENFORCEMENT

AND WHAT TRUMP VIEWS AS “TURNCOATS” WHO NOW DARE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST HIM…

With Trump it’s always been ALL ABOUT HIM…even his family will face his ire to protect himself. Trump ONLY cares about Trump…and who supports him…hence…

PUBLIC ENEMY #1:

TrumPutin

-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

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If Anyone Deserved To Spend The Rest of Their Life In Prison…

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To begin I’ll set forth evidence that Trump is indeed a liar. That he lies about his lies. That he makes up lies to distract from other lies. And lies about anything, great or small. In short, Trump is such an habitual liar that he daily, casually, with almost every breath LIES.

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Unclear where numbers come from

 

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“An easy decision for Mexico”

 

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Putin says it’s the right decision

 

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All but one did in the past 150 years

 

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It’s 4 years old

 

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Zero new plants

 

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Crime is lowest in 30 years

 

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He said the target was Russia, not the campaign

 

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Profits in the billions

 

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Not on the list

 

 

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It’s fallen almost yearly since 2004

 

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May be as low as 8th

 

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Not backed by Border Patrol data

 

 

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Apprehensions have gone down before

 

It’s True: Trump Is Lying More, and He’s Doing It on Purpose

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On Thursday, the Washington Post published a remarkable story on its front page revealing a recent spike in the number of “false and misleading claims” made by President Trump. In his first year as President, Trump made 2,140 false claims, according to the Post. In just the last six months, he has nearly doubled that total to 4,229. In June and July, he averaged sixteen false claims a day. On July 5th, the Post found what appears to be Trump’s most untruthful day yet: seventy-six per cent of the ninety-eight factual assertions he made in a campaign-style rally in Great Falls, Montana, were “false, misleading or unsupported by evidence.” Trump’s rallies have become the signature events of his Presidency, and it is there that the President most often plays fast and loose with the facts, in service to his political priorities and to telling his fervent supporters what they want and expect to hear from him. At another rally this week, in Tampa, Trump made thirty-five false and misleading claims, on subjects ranging from trade with China to the size of his tax cut.

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“My IQ is this big.”

The 25 Worst Lies From Donald Trump’s First 200 Days

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The reason I established that Trump is a “Liar’s Liar” is because we will now look at some serious claims he made, and some serious charges against him, and with the FACT firmly entrenched that Trump IS a liar, it should dissuade ALL but the most rabid Trumpster from believing ANYTHING Trump says as a rebuttal.

FIRST UP…

The utter collapse of Donald Trump’s ‘best people’ boast

The first was a series of interviews by Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former aide to the President, in which she alleged — among other things — that she had been offered money to stay silent after leaving the White House. Manigault Newman also claimed that she secretly tapedWhite House chief of staff John Kelly firing her in the Situation Room. And on Monday morning, she released an audio recording to NBC’s “Today” of an apparent phone conversation with Trump that suggested he was unaware of her firing before it happened.
The second came when Trump — amid a now-regular Twitter tirade regarding the special counsel probe — derided Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “scared stiff and Missing in Action.” (And, yes, that capitalization is in the original tweet.)
The twin episodes highlight the “why” behind the massive staff volatility in Trump’s White House: He relies almost totally on his gut in the hiring process, he plays aides against each other for sport, he runs incredibly hot and cold on staff, and he is more than willing to publicly embarrass or shame those who work for him.

‘He’s doing the enemy’s job for them’: Current and former officials compare Trump to a toddler and say his attacks on the intel community create a goldmine for foreign governments

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  • President Donald Trump’s most recent public campaign against the US intelligence community has stunned current and former intelligence officials.
  • “He’s doing the enemy’s job for them,” one FBI agent told INSIDER.
  • Another agent compared Trump’s unwillingness to accept intelligence assessments that contradict his beliefs to the behavior of a toddler.
  • “It’s like when my son threw temper tantrums when I told him he couldn’t do something or if I said something he didn’t like. Of course, my son was three years old at the time and wasn’t sitting in the Oval Office with the nuclear button,” the second agent told INSIDER.
  • As a result of Trump’s actions, intelligence officers are “more vulnerable to approaches by foreign intelligence services — and more vulnerable to accepting those approaches — than any other time in US history,” Glenn Carle, a former CIA covert operative, told INSIDER.
  • “For decades, the Soviet Union and, more recently, Russia, have denigrated the CIA and our intelligence professionals, attempting to delegitimize US intelligence in the process,” another intelligence veteran, Ned Price, said. “Now our adversaries have a helper who sits in the Oval Office.”

President Donald Trump’s public insults against his top intelligence chiefs and apparent unwillingness to accept assessments that contradict his own beliefs pose a dire threat to US national security and create a goldmine for foreign intelligence services to exploit, current and former intelligence officials told INSIDER.

Trump’s latest attacks came after US intelligence leaders, including FBI director Chris Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee at an annual hearing on Tuesday regarding the top global security threats facing the country.

Trump grew enraged when, among other things, the officials testified that while Iran is still a global threat, it is complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an international deal the Obama administration spearheaded that’s designed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

The assertion directly contradicted the president’s claims that Iran is violating the deal and poses an imminent nuclear threat to the US. The officials also offered intelligence assessments on other hot-button issues, like the Islamic State and North Korea, that went against Trump’s foreign policy claims.

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Ok. Two things from this double-whammy of Trump “Stupevilty” (DT’s Stupidity is matched, maybe exceeded, by his inherent evilness, hence my coining of the (new) word Stupevilty).

  1. Trump is too vain, stupid, and corrupt to ACTUALLY have the “best, most extremely vetted” people at his beck and call. The BEST do not like be associated with the stupid, evil, and lie-long failures.
  2. And, still, even with 3rd and 4th stringers as his “Best” even they know quite well that Trump is a pant load!

FACT: Undocumented immigrants commit crimes at a considerably lower rate than Donald Trump’s campaign staff.

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Everyone Who’s Been Charged in
Investigations Related to the 2016 Election

Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime adviser to President Trump, is the sixth Trump adviser or official to be charged in the special counsel investigation. Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, has issued more than 100 criminal counts against dozens of people and three companies.
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How Putin’s oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team probes deeper into potential collusion between Trump officials and representatives of the Russian government, investigators are taking a closer look at political contributions made by U.S. citizens with close ties to Russia.

Buried in the campaign finance reports available to the public are some troubling connections between a group of wealthy donors with ties to Russia and their political contributions to President Donald Trump and a number of top Republican leaders. And thanks to changes in campaign finance laws, the political contributions are legal. We have allowed our campaign finance laws to become a strategic threat to our country.

An example is Len Blavatnik, a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen and one of the largest donors to GOP political action committees in the 2015-16 election cycle. Blavatnik’s family emigrated to the U.S. in the late ’70s from the U.S.S.R. and he returned to Russia when the Soviet Union began to collapse in the late ’80s.

Data from the Federal Election Commission show that Blavatnik’s campaign contributions dating back to 2009-10 were fairly balanced across party lines and relatively modest for a billionaire. During that season he contributed $53,400. His contributions increased to $135,552 in 2011-12 and to $273,600 in 2013-14, still bipartisan.

In 2015-16, everything changed. Blavatnik’s political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.

In 2017, donations continued, with $41,000 going to both Republican and Democrat candidates, along with $1 million to McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund.

So is this legal?

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking Democratic leader on the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC News in September: “Unless the contributions were directed by a foreigner, they would be legal, but could still be of interest to investigators examining allegations of Russian influence on the 2016 campaign. Obviously, if there were those that had associations with the Kremlin that were contributing, that would be of keen concern.”

Under federal law, foreigner nationals are barred from contributing directly or indirectly to political campaigns in local, state and federal elections.

Should Blavatnik’s contributions concern Mueller’s team of investigators? Take a look at his long-time business associates in Russia…

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Hmmmm. Seems we have almost every person associated with Trump also associated with Putin and RUSSIAN Oligarchs…

I’m sure it’s all innocent talk about, oh, say, ADOPTION….

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Now for some commentary from some Twitter Patriots:

FIRST:

“If I hear one more Evangelical claim that God chose Donald Trump, I’m swear I’m gonna rapture myself. Christian Trumpers really need to stop spiritualizing the man, his campaign, and his Presidency. It’s sinful. It’s blasphemous. It’s lousy evangelism. It’s also just plain asinine. In fact, in the most dizzying display of theological spin doctoring, it is now precisely his ever-growing trail of personal toxic discharge that supposedly proves evidence of God’s hand in it all. So Trump’s multiple marriages, his porn star affairs, his mountain of sexual assault claims, his verbal obscenities, his disregard for rule of law, his compulsive lying, his unrelenting attacks on marginalized communities (things these Christians would have figuratively and almost literally crucified Obama for) are now unmistakable signs that God is using this President. This is nonsense of Biblical proportions; to try and draw some line between Jesus of Nazareth and Don of New York, is about as farcical as you can get without actually spontaneously combusting from the cognitive dissonance. Dying to justify their own allegiances to Trump, Evangelicals have lumped him in with other famously flawed heroes of Scripture, suggesting he is actually God’s anointed, imperfect tool of salvation—in the tradition of the Old Testament.(Well, God did apparently use the jawbone of an ass, so I guess there is precedent) In all seriousness, this sanctified retrofitting of this godless President to any kind of Providential momentum is the height of absurdity. By that measurement, let’s find all the most reprehensible human beings we can, give them carte blanche in our seats of power—and see just what God can do! No, Donald Trump wasn’t anointed by God. He isn’t an instrument of Divine will. He isn’t Biblically hastening Armageddon or Jesus’ return. That’s it. No Providence. No Divine messages. No Biblical prophecies. No spiritual movements. Just ordinary human beings who chose really, really poorly when they should have known better. Stop namedropping God. God didn’t vote for the guy who said he could grab women by the genitalia. God didn’t choose the guy who said protestors should be beaten. God didn’t go with the guy endorsed by the KKK. God didn’t excuse the bankruptcies and overlook the affairs. I’m pretty sure people did that—lots of supposedly Christian folks. We really should stop pretending God is responsible for this fast food dumpster fire, when it’s clear whose hand is in it all. God does not consent. Pray on that.” H/T -John Pavlovitz

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Bill Blood – “You would have to be a complete moron to believe that those around Trump are getting arrested because of partisanship politics. No, this isn’t Mueller’s first rodeo. When comes time to issue arrest warrants you can be sure he has all of his ducks in a row. You would also have to be a complete moron to believe that all of these people connected to Trump are going down for criminal acts and Trump is the only clean one out of the bunch. The “Deplorables” could care less if Trump or anyone connected to him are actually guilty though. Nope. That is beside the point to them. They will lie, make up ridiculous excuses and attack those that dare to expose the truth about Trump and his minions. Protecting their “savior” of America that is “saving us from the wicked Demorats” is what they care about. It’s us against them and the means justifies the end in their minds. Think about the irony of those last statements. Protecting a lying, cheating, corrupt, immoral, filthy mouthed, vengeful, slanderous, rash, vain, narcissistic, greedy, abusive swamp creature is making this land of the free and the home of the brave great again? I submit that just the opposite is true. He’s set the bar in the mud for the office of the presidency and made us the laughing stock of the world. This isn’t the conservative party that I used to know. No, there is no conservative party left in America. It’s liberals and Trumpism. Millions of us are left somewhere in the middle but we certainly are not being represented in America. I can only pray that the truth comes out and justice is served. We are so overdue for some justice.”
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My Two Cents by Jim Russell Let’s discuss Evraz. Evraz??? What’s That?? Well let me entertain you. Evraz is the world’s fourth largest producer of steel. It is also a Russian State Owned Company, whose major interest holder is Roman Abramovich. Mr. Abramovich is a Russian Oligarch with extremely close ties to President Putin, (bet you thought I was going to say President Trump, well sorry to disappoint, but that part is coming later). Evraz is most likely a term unknown to the “Cult” for if the words, Pelosi, Clinton emails, or caravan are not in the headline, then they are simply NOT Interested in the subject. But here I offer to the Concerned and Curious Citizens Organization, My Two Cents: I first came across the Evraz Corp, in March of 2017. I was curious as to why President Trump, rescinded the “Made in America” caveat to his Jan, 24, 2017 executive order to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline. He had Declared to his base, the pipeline will be Completely constructed with American Made STEEL!!! And the Crowd All Cheered! Yet in March he, very quietly, removed that portion of his order. I wanted to know WHY? Upon researching the subject, it turned out the Trans-Canada Pipeline Co. had lobbied the White House to allow the use of the pipe already laying on the ground in North Dakota. This pipe had been manufactured in Canada by Evraz then shipped to various locations along the projected route long before President Obama shutdown the project. Trans-Canada pleadings were that they had already paid for the manufacture and transportation of the pipe and could not reasonably be expected to replace it. In addition Trans-Canada proved that waiting for new U.S. Steel manufactured pipe would add costly time to the start date, thereby delaying the new jobs President Trump had proclaimed. And the added cost would eventually be placed upon the American consumer. The Result was the quiet, almost secret, exclusion of the “Made in America” caveat. Now the Crowd remained silent? Why, no mention of Clinton’s emails I assume. But the Bottom line is….this Russian State owned company made money, good ol’ American greenbacks, and Putin’s pockets got lined. Thank you Donald. Now let’s visit memory lane……child at one of the rallies in 2015: “Mr. President, What will the Wall be made of?” Trump: “That may be the best question I get today…..I’ll tell you what it’s going to be made of, hardened Concrete….” However, in December of 2018 it seems the Democrats swayed him for President Trump tweeted the following: “The Democrats, are saying loud and clear that they do not want to build a concrete wall – but we are not building a concrete wall, we are building artistically designed steel slats, so that you can easily see through it…” But what happened in-between these two very different statements? Tariffs On Imported Steel! Trump placed Tariffs on foreign made steel. This move affected China the most for it is the world’s largest exporter of steel, but with the same stroke of the pen Russian imported steel was exempted from these new regulations…mmm….??? Tariffs are in fact a “consumption tax”. The consumer pays an exorbitant price when purchasing tariff loaded goods. The object of tariffs is to herd the consuming public away from one source of goods and service to another “preferred” supplier. In this case our President proclaimed American Steel was to be the preferred source. HooRay!…and the crowd cheered. And here’s the “But”…But what the Donald didn’t reveal was the preferred source of American steel used to build our “big, beautiful”, now steel fence, instead of concrete wall, (thanks to the Democrats?), would be….you got it….EVRAZ! The Russian state owned, and Roman Abramovich controlled, steel manufacturer which owns three steel companies in the good ole USA! They have facilities in Oregon, Colorado and Illinois. And to all our surprise EVRAZ happens to be the only U.S. Steel manufacturer capable of manufacturing Mr. Trump’s “big, beautiful steel slats” while lining Putin’s pockets. . Why is it when one shakes any tree in the Trump forest another Russian falls out? So the question arises, the President is warning of a clear and present danger coming from the South, but is this the deflection away from the not so clear and future funding of his friends? And just what will he receive in return besides a “big, beautiful fence”? Perhaps there is a Russian ladder supply company awaiting completion of the steel slat fence.
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LASTLY, MORE BROKEN PROMISES, AKA LIES FROM DT:

– obamacare – not repealed and Trump fought the freedom caucus to keep it intact, but settled for the mandate being removed that fines men or women that don’t want to buy it. – planned parenthood – still fully funded. – sanctuary cities – still fully funded. – the wall that Mexico was going to pay for, only being repaired in areas where a wall already exists. – act presidential, whoops, he failed there. – create a fair tax – nope, the richer got richer and the poor got the shaft – support Israel – Nope, Trump, after saying they could build on the west bank now tells Israel to stop building, so he can give it to Palestine, with the western half of Jerusalem being Palestine’s capital. – declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital – whoops, Trump is 34 years late on that one and Reagan declared that in 1984. – a veterans hotline and the VA streamlined and improved – whoops, Trump didn’t do that one either. – He would lock up Hillary – nope, Trump said ‘Leave her alone, she has suffered enough. – abolish common core – nope, DeVoes was left in charge and common core remains. – Trump wouldn’t touch the 2nd amendment. That was a lie when he banned bump stocks. – conservative judges for the supreme court. Whoops, failed again, since Gorsuch votes with liberals and it was Gorsuch that gave the nation the internet tax and violent offenders remain in the nation, since they can’t be deported any longer. Kavanaugh, the man that hates the constitution and it was Kavanaugh that told Roberts how to legalize obamacare as a tax in 2010. Kavanaugh helped create the Patriot act which is illegal since it attacks the 4th amendment. – Trump would sanction nations that attack other nations. Whoops, he is still trying to lift sanctions against Russia that own him. – Trump would eliminate the national debt in eight years. Whoops, and he has added two trillion, also having the first trillion dollar deficit in history. Add to that and he received an unlimited debt ceiling from Pelosi and schumer. – Trump vowed to lower prices for everyone. Whoops, he goofed there and his tariffs led to inflation across the board, since the tariffs are paid by the citizens, NOT the nations exporting to the US. – Trump would abolish TPP and NAFTA. Whoops, the new USMCA treaty is a combination of both with little language differences. He had combined them into one treaty to disguise his incompetence. – Trump would end the Iran deal – Whoops, yes, he pulled out of the agreement, but Britain, France, and other nations kept it in place, which merely removed the United States from the negotiation’s table, making them silent on world affairs. – Trump promised that he would only use executive orders as a last resort and at last count – he had signed more in two years than eight years of Obama….
…all those were promises Trump made that he DIDN’T keep, which makes me ask what are the promises Trump DID keep. lol.;
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I will conclude by asking ONE very important question:

Does Trump really think he can lie his way out of going to prison??

 

  -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

Hamberdner, Covfefe, and Make it Smocking Hot: A Look at The Lighter Side…SORT OF

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No lesser authority than The Lord Jesus Christ said about Truth:
Ye shall KNOW The TRUTH, and The TRUTH shall make you FREE…I AM THE…TRUTH…” -John 8:31, 32, 36; John 14:6

So with that in mind let’s take a look at Truth from a, some what, Lighter Side…

Let us begin…

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LOGIC TO TRUMP/SUPPORTERS IS LIKE SUNLIGHT TO VAMPIRES. THEY HATE IT…OH, AND THE TRUTH…THEY HATE THE TRUTH TOO.

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SOME WORK HARDER THAN OTHERS…BIGLY SO.

 

ABSOLUTELY NO (REAL/BIBLICAL) CHRISTIAN CAN SUPPORT TRUMP AND STILL CLAIM TO BE CONSERVATIVE OR A GOOD DISCIPLE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! JESUS AND TRUMP ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

 

SADLY, WITH WILSON, FDR, JFK, LBJ, NIXON, CARTER, CLINTON, OBAMA, AND NOW THE WORST, TRUMP, THIS IS WHAT AMERICA HAS DONE. GOD SAVE AMERICA!!!

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IF YOU DON’T AGREE HERE’S EVIDENCE:

HERE

HERE

HERE

HERE

AND, LASTLY, HERE .

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Donald Trump votes/voted for, supports, funds THIS

 

VOTED FOR JIMMY CARTER- TWICE

VOTED FOR WALTER MONDALE

VOTED FOR BILL CLINTON- TWICE

VOTED FOR AL GORE

VOTED FOR JOHN KERRY

VOTED FOR CHUCK SCHUMER

VOTED FOR BILL DE BLASIO

VOTED FOR HITLARY CLINTON

VOTED/FUNDED FOR PELOSI

VOTED FOR ANTHONY WEINER

VOTED FOR CHARLIE RANGEL

VOTED/FUNDED FOR MAXINE WATTERS

VOTED/FUNDED FOR BARBARA BOXER

VOTED/FUNDED FOR DIANE FEINSTEIN

VOTED/FUNDED FOR HARRY REID

VOTED FOR/FUNDED OBAMARXIST- TWICE

IS FOR A $15.00 AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE

IS FOR TRANSGENDERS USING “WHATEVER” BATHROOM/SHOWER THEY WANT

FOR A BAN ON “ASSAULT WEAPONS”

FOR RAISING TAXES ON “THE RICH” (JUST LIKE SANDERS, CLINTON AND OBAMA)

FOR GAY/SAME-SEX “MARRIAGE” (SAID THE COURT HAD RULED AND IT WAS “THE LAW OF THE LAND”…UM, COURTS DO NOT MAKE NOR PASS LAW, CONGRESS DOES)

FOR MASSIVE TARIFFS THAT WILL FURTHER DAMAGE AMERICA’S ECONOMY AND JOBS

IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, GOLDMAN-SACHS, AND OTHER BANKERS THAT HE PRETENDS TO HATE

HAS SOROS, GOLDMAN-SACHS AND EVEN CLINTON PEOPLE ON HIS STAFF

FUNDS/SUPPORTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD

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AND IS ENDORSED BY THE KKK AND STORMNFRONT!!!
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE…

 

I ISSUE THE CHALLENGE TO EVERY TRUMP-BOT TO SHOW ME HOW:

1) any of that IS Conservative,

2) how YOU can be truly Conservative and support THAT.

THAT is it.

Can anyone rise to the challenge?

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At a so-called Conservative site on FB I had the Admin of the so-called Conservative site say PUBLICLY she didn’t trust ANY blogs, they were all opinion. When I said what if the blog has 7-25 links to verifiable sources? Oh, and ALL this can be verified via a Google check….the Admin said, I quote, “Do you really want to fight with an Admin?” I said, “I have a better idea”…I left the group. Conservative my butt! Just a haughty, snarky, smoke-n-mirrors site.

My Challenge on the above challenge: IF you don’t believe something, GOOGLE AND LOOK FOR YOURSELF.

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FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE, EVEN SOME WHO CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIANS AND CONSERVATIVES, ONLY SEE AND HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE AND HEAR. TRUTH ONLY GETS IN THE WAY. MY PRAYER? GOD, WAKE UP THEIR SLUMBERING SPIRITS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. 

 

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FOX NEWS APPROVED!

 

QUICK (RHETORICAL) QUESTION:

WHO IS REALLY TO BE TRUSTED?

  1. A MAN WITH A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF HONESTY, HONOR, AND INTEGFRITY, MUELLER, or
  2. A MAN WITH A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF LYING, LYING ABOUT HIS LIES, AND LYING ABOUT LYING ABOUT HIS LIES TO COVER UP HIS LIES, TRUMP.

IF YOU DON’T SAY #1 THEN YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!

 

THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A LIAR IS A STUPID LIAR.

 

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PSA:

MANY ARE STILL CONFUSED AS TO WHEN TRUMP IS LYING. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO HIS LIPS. IF THEY ARE MOVING- TRUMP IS LYING.

 

 

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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. IT IS IN ABUNDANCE. IT IS CLEAR. TRUMP IS A LIAR, FRAUD, CON, NY LIBERAL, BIGOT, SEXIST, MORON, CRUDE, VULGAR, DEPRAVED, IMMORAL, TRAITOR. ONLY THOSE WHO ARE WILLINGLY BLIND AND DEAF TO FACTS, EVIDENCE, AND THE TRUTH ARE THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW THIS.

 

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HMMM, TOO MANY BOOKCASES….

 

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AKA TRUMP.

 

 

TRUMP, A LIFE LONG LIBERAL, WELL, UNTIL HE DECIDED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2015 IF YOU BELIEVE HIS KOOL-AID DRINKERS.

 

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UM, NOT SO FAST MY STUPID LITTLE “FRIEND”…

 

 

WELL, IN TRUMP’S DEFENSE THAT EXTRA “6 POUNDS” IS ALL 100%, LIBERAL CRAP…j/s…

 

TRUMP EVERYDAY: A LYING LIAR.

 

 

TRUMP AND THE CLINTONS ARE LONG TIME PALS. DT VOTED FOR BILLY TWICE, FUNDED AND SUPPORTED HRC. THEY ARE THE SAME THING.

 

DT HAS GONE ON THE RECORD AS SAYING HIS LEFTIST SISTER, WHO IS ALL FOR ABORTION, WOULD BE GREAT ON SCOTUS!!!

 

OH COME NOW, DT’S LAID “BRICKS”…

 

UM, BECAUSE HE’S A LYING SCUM-BAG, RIGHT?

 

UM, BECAUSE HE’S STILL A LYING SCUM-BAG??

 

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YO, AND DONTCHA FORGET THE SMOCKING HOT COPVFEFE!!!

 

I AINT BY ANY MEANS RICH, BUT I’LL CHIP IN A FEW BUCKS….j/s…

 

NOT ENOUGH AMEN FOR THIS!!

 

MORE TRUMP-SPEAK:

  1.  I’m a Reagan Conservative. (That should get the morons a’clapping!)
  2. I’m one of YOU. (These peasants will believe anything)
  3. I’m the Law and Order President. (Because I bribed, bullied, and blackmailed my way to immunity)
  4. Mexico will pay for the wall. (ONLY after I tax the crap out of you guys, bully Congress to foot the bill, and then, eh, forget Mexico…suckers)
  5. Lock Her UP! (Just quit looking into me)

 

YES, A VERY STUPID ONE TOO…

 

WE WARNED.

YOU WOULDN’T LISTEN.

NOT ALL THE GULLIBLE DOPES SUPPORTING TRUMP ARE YOUNG, SOME ARE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW FAR BETTER!

 

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JUST SOME OF THE “FREE” STUFF THAT AMERICAN LIBS- DEM OR RINO/TRUMPSTERS- OFFER TO THE NAIVE AND GULLIBLE:

  1. FREE HEALTH-CARE
  2. FREE EDUCATION
  3. WELFARE
  4. FOOD STAMPS
  5. WIC…and so much more

NOTHING ELSE NEEDS TO BE SAID.

 

A FESTERING PILE OF RINO EXCREMENT IS SMARTER THAN TRUMP!!!!

 

YA GOT THAT RIGHT TELL YA WHAT!

 

YES. BOTH ARE WRONG/TREASON.

 

HEY! WHERE’S MY SMOCKING HOT COVFEFE?!!

 

Impeach Donald Trump

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Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs.

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. He has not kept that promise.

Instead, he has mounted a concerted challenge to the separation of powers, to the rule of law, and to the civil liberties enshrined in our founding documents. He has purposefully inflamed America’s divisions. He has set himself against the American idea, the principle that all of us—of every race, gender, and creed—are created equal.

This is not a partisan judgment. Many of the president’s fiercest critics have emerged from within his own party. Even officials and observers who support his policies are appalled by his pronouncements, and those who have the most firsthand experience of governance are also the most alarmed by how Trump is governing.

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OF ALL THE THINGS THAT SADDEN AND SICKEN ME THE UTTER, VILE HYPOCRISY OF AMERICA’S SO-CALLED “RELIGIOUS LEADERS” SADDENS AND SICKENS ME MOST.

 

SO DO TENS OF MILLIONS OF OTHER CONSERVATIVES…DT, “THE KNUCKLE-WALING NY LIB MEETS STALIN” OF OUR DAY.

 

Romney was/is far more Conservative than painted even by other Conservatives. And Romney was honest. A man of integrity and honor, and morals. ALL which are woefully lacking in the “Cheetos Jesus”.

There is NO time machine (sorry Avengers fans), NO “do-overs”.

BUT IF we did have Romney in 2012 we wouldn’t have DT in 2016 and now…and most likely we wouldn’t have Obama-Care still.

The ONLY thing we can, and should do is pray and repent as a nation…before it’s too late, if it isn’t too late already for America.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

And In Other News…

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WHILE PUTIN AND RUSSIA ARE DOING THIS:

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Putin unveils new Russian nuclear missile, says it renders defenses ‘useless’

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Russia has a new array of nuclear-capable weapons including an intercontinental ballistic missile that renders defense systems “useless,” President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday.

The ICBM has a longer range than any other and can reach almost any target in the world, Putin said in his annual address to lawmakers and political elites.

Other new technologies he highlighted included supersonic missiles and drone submarines that he said cannot be stopped.

Putin’s marathon speech came 17 days before a presidential election in which he is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in power. It was accompanied by video footage showing some of the new weaponry in action as well as simulations on a giant screen…

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WHILE PUTIN AND RUSSIA (ALONG WITH N. KOREA, CHINA, IRAN, PAKISTAN, ET AL) FLEX THEIR MILITARY MUSCLES AND ARE STANDING FIRM, UNITED, AND WITH RESOLVE…WHAT IS HAPPENING IN D.C. ?????

Busted: Kellyanne Conway spent taxpayers money on private flights

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Former Congressman Tom Price was forced out as Secretary of Health and Human Services last September for spending thousands of taxpayers dollars on charter flights, and has repaid about $60,000 of that cost – but Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, who tagged along on ten flights with Price, has gotten a free ride.

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, wants to know why Conway has not been publicly chastised, repaid the cost of her travel, been fired or at least punished for doing the exact same thing that cost Price his job.

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AND IN OTHER NEWS…

Papadopoulos told Mueller that Trump encouraged him to set up meeting with Putin

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A new book by Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones’ David Corn being published today says that Donald Trump “personally encouraged” George Papadopoulos to arrange a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.1

If true, this stunning revelation contradicts the public views of what happened at an important meeting with Trump and his foreign policy team on March 31, 2016.

Papadopoulos — who Trump called a “coffee boy” — was actually a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. After pleading guilty to lying to the FBI he has become a key cooperating witness in special counsekl Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

This different view of what Papadopoulos told federal investigators before the election was reported in “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” by Isikoff and Corn.

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MEANWHILE, IN OTHER NEWS…

Trump fires Rex Tillerson, and picks CIA Director as his replacement

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PUTTING A GOOD “SPIN” ON THE CONTINUING CHAOS, TRUMP BLATHERS IN A TWEET:

Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!

…Tillerson and Trump have had a tempestuous relationship throughout the president’s tenure, with published reports, denied by the secretary of State, that he had referred to Trump as a “moron.” The reports prompted Trump to challenge his secretary of State to an IQ test.

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ELSEWHERE IN THE NEWS…

The revolving door at the Trump White House

“The best people” keep leaving.

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The Dichotomy Discourses

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PROLOGUE.

This began as a series of articles.

GOOD PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO HEAVEN.

2018 Thanksgiving Proclamation: A Call To Humility, Repentance, An Prayer

The Paganization Of Christianity

Riding Toward Armageddon With A Church With No Shame:The Paganization Of Christianity, Pt 2.

It is now going to be a book.
I’ve had so much feedback, so many questions, and each led to more articles and ideas…so I’m going to combine the above into a combination of Introduction and Prologue as the Foundation for a book that will look at THE SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL as applied to everyday life. I will look at subjects, topics that confront us DAILY…whether one realises it or not. I will keep it simple in that I will do a side-by-side comparison (such as “Love and Holiness as taught in The Bible”), each will have their own chapter, each build upon and supplement the others;  and there will be practical ways for applying them to our lives daily; and, lastly, there will be examples of How they’ve been altered or abandoned altogether WITH the ensuing results thereof.

I will begin with THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ONE: TRUTH V. LIES.

Stay tuned.

Buckle up.

This is NOT PC. NOR do I want it to be.

This IS Morally and Biblically CORRECT- one of my main goals is to DESTROY the abomination of PC and MC, and place The Truth of God/The Bible back where it belongs: ON THE THRONE OF OUR HEARTS.

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WHAT IS TRUTH??

EXTERNAL PROOFS OF THE BIBLE’S VERACITY.

The Historian and the Bible

Why trust the Bible? Well, first, many people are not aware that most historians take the Bible, especially the New Testament, very seriously indeed. The Bible has been subjected to extremely vigorous literary and historical criticism, probably more than any other ancient work, and it’s emerged unscathed. Hans Kung put it nicely:

Lay people are usually unaware that the scrupulous scholarly work achieved by modern biblical criticism … represented by scrupulous academic work over about 300 years, belongs among the greatest intellectual achievements of the human race. Has any of the great world religions outside of the Jewish-Christian tradition investigated its own foundations and its own history so thoroughly and impartially? None of them has remotely approached this. The Bible is far and away the most studied book in world literature.

In other words, the Bible doesn’t need defending or protecting from historical criticism — Christians haven’t shut themselves off from academic questions — far from it. Indeed, as the 19th century Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon once quipped: “Defend the Bible? I’d sooner defend a lion!”

When one approaches the Bible from a historical perspective, one can approach it much as one would any other ancient work. Broadly speaking, there are three tests a historian can utilise to determine the veracity of an ancient document. The bibliographic test, the internal test, and the external test. Let’s briefly look at each of these and how they apply to the Bible.

The Bibliographic Test

The bibliographic test looks at the ancient manuscripts of the Bible and asks whether the text of the Bible we have today is the same as the original? The simple answer is “yes”. There are thousands upon thousands of ancient manuscripts of the Bible, dating from the early second century down to the middle ages. When you compare what we have for the Bible with, say, what we have in terms of manuscripts for other important works of antiquity — Plato or Thucydides — it’s striking. For the Bible, we have 5,000 Greek manuscripts, hundreds of papyri, almost 350 Syriac copies (most dating to the 400s). On top of this, virtually the entire New Testament could be reproduced from quotations in the early church fathers; 32,000 such quotations exist before the Council of Nicaea in AD325, for example.

Many of these manuscripts are staggeringly early. For example, the John Rylands fragment (P52) dates to around AD120. Codex Sinaiticus dates to about 350AD and contains virtually all of the New Testament — I remember visiting the British Library a few years ago and staring at this beautiful object, just a few centimetres away from me behind a pane of glass. One felt that one was in touch with history.

Why are these manuscripts important? Because they enable us to be confident that the text of the Bible we have today is extremely accurate and close to the original. Historian and textual critic Ben Witherington has remarked that critical scholarship is about 99% certain of all of the New Testament text now — indeed, that we’re closer to the original text of the New Testament now than anytime since the first couple of centuries, so good is the scholarship.

The Internal Test

What about the historian’s second test, the internal test? This test asks whether we can determine whether the document we have before us was written by eyewitnesses. When it comes to the Bible, especially to the New Testament, things get very interesting.

First, we have multiple witnesses. Many people who are unfamiliar with the Bible tend to think of it as one book — but, of course, the Bible contains multiple books — it’s more like a library than a book. So, when we come to the New Testament, for example, we have multiple authors writing about the life of Jesus. Critical scholars would count at least six — Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul and probably also “Q”, a collection of sayings of Jesus that Matthew and Luke referred to.

Furthermore, these sources are all very early. Most scholars date the Gospels to the 60s, 70s and 80s AD, although some argue that Mark, especially, is much earlier. British New Testament scholar James Crossley — who, I’d note, is not a Christian — believes Mark was written in the late 30s or early 40sthat’s within a decade of Jesus. Another very early witness is Paul, who is writing his letters between AD48 and AD65, well within the lifetimes of the eyewitnesses. Why is this important?

Because one thing historians get very excited about is multiple attestation and early dating.
To return to the Gospels, though, for a moment. Not merely are they very early, but it’s now fairly universally accepted in critical scholarship that the Gospel writers were trying to write history; in terms of genre, the Gospels are biographies. The seminal work that demonstrated this was a book called What Are the Gospels? by Richard Burridge. Interestingly, Burridge set out to disprove that the gospels are biographies but the evidence caused him to change his mind. Historian David Aune sums up the implications of this:

[Bios, ancient biography] was firmly rooted in historical fact rather than literary fiction. Thus while the Evangelists clearly had an important theological agenda, the very fact that they chose to adapt Greco-Roman biographical conventions to tell the story of Jesus indicated that they were centrally concerned to communicate what they really thought happened.”

There’s a further point here, too. If one wants to reject the Gospels as history, then one is still left with the problem of explaining the early church. It had to come from somewhere and if Jesus’ life and career didn’t play out as the Gospels claim, one has to explain where. As German historian Martin Dibelius put it: you have to posit an X big enough to explain the Y of the early church. The best explanation remains that given in the Gospels: that Jesus existed and something very remarkable happened to him.

The External Test

Finally, there’s the external evidence for the Bible, in particular archaeology. Time and time again, archaeology has confirmed that the writers of the biblical texts knew what they were talking about. Along with the writings of non-Christian historians from the first century, men like the Jewish historian, Josephus, archaeology endorses the biblical text at many points. As Millar Burrows, former professor of archaeology at Yale wrote:

On the whole … archaeological work has unquestionably strengthened confidence in the reliability of the Scriptural record. More than one archaeologist has found his respect for the Bible increased by the experience of excavation in Palestine. Archaeology has in many cases refuted the views of modern critics.

Let me give you a few fascinating examples. First, two examples from Luke. In Acts 17:6-8, Luke uses the Greek word politarchs to describe the city officials in Thessalonica. That word doesn’t appear in classical Greek literature so for many years, critics accused Luke of making a mistake. Then archaeologists discovered a first-century arch in the town that used this very term — showing that the term was in use for government officials at the very time Luke was writing. It was a similar phenomena with Acts 18:12, where Luke uses the term “proconsul” to describe a gentleman called Gallio. That word didn’t appear either in classical literature so, again, scholars questioned Luke’s accuracy. Then an inscription was found at Delphi, dating to AD51, using the same term — and amazingly, to describe the very same official, Gallio. Once again Luke was proven to be a very accurate historian.

It’s a similar story with the other Gospel writers. For example, in John 5:1-2, the fourth Gospel writer speaks of “a pool in Jerusalem, by the Sheep Gate, called in Hebrew ‘Bethesda’, which has five porticoes”. Until the 20th century, there was no evidence outside of John’s Gospel for such a place and, again, critics questioned John’s reliability. Then in the 1930s, the pool was uncovered by archaeologists — complete with four colonnades around the edges and one across the middle.

One more example will suffice and it’s perhaps the most intriguing — the so-called “James Ossuary”. According to the Gospels — and to the Jewish historian, Josephus, James was the brother of Jesus and was killed in AD62. In 2002, a mid-first century bone box or ossuary was discovered in Jerusalem, bearing the Aramaic inscription “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus”. There is very strong evidence that the box and its inscription are authentic. Ed Keall, of the Royal Ontario Museum here in Toronto, has said “we stand by our opinion that the James Ossuary is not a forgery”. As New Testament historian Ben Witherington put it:

If, as seems probable, the ossuary found in the vicinity of Jerusalem and dated to about AD 63 is indeed the burial box of James, the brother of Jesus, this inscription is the most important extra-biblical evidence of its kind.

If we had more time, numerous other examples could be listed. The key point is this: archaeology doesn’t prove the New Testament is true. But what it does do is endorse the narratives. It shows that the biblical writings are historical and geographical in character — and thus deserve to be weighed and treated as seriously as an other texts from antiquity.

Conclusions
In the short time available to us, we’ve only been able to scratch the surface of what is a fascinating and rich area of study. But I hope in this brief survey I’ve been able to show that there are very good reasons to trust the Bible. And thus very good reasons to approach it with an open mind, willing to take what it says seriously and weigh its claims seriously.

So why read the Bible? Because from a historian’s perspective, we have good reason to trust it. Why read the Bible? Because only by reading it can you draw your own conclusions, rather than uncritically swallow somebody else’s second-hand-scepticism. Why read the Bible? Because through the pages of the four biographies in the New Testament, the gospels, one encounters a historical figure — Jesus of Nazareth — whose powerful personality continues to resonate and impact lives two thousand years on.

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FOR FURTHER READING:

An Investigation: Is Jesus Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?

Per the great Christian apologist C. S. Lewis, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else He would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

C.S. Lewis popularized this “Trilemma” argument, though it has earlier roots in the writings of Scottish Christian preacher “Rabbi” John Duncan, and Watchman Nee in his 1936 book, Normal Christian Faith. The 3-legged stool of this argument quickly gets to the heart of the matter: will we accept Jesus — or not?

Was Jesus a liar, lunatic — or Lord? Let’s look at each option.


~ Was Jesus a Liar? ~

If Jesus knew He was not God, then He was lying. But if he was a liar, then He also was a hypocrite, as He told others to be honest, whatever the cost. If that’s the case, then we can say that would make Jesus unspeakably evil, as He deliberately told others to forsake their religious beliefs and trust Him for their eternal destiny. Jewish religious leaders actually did charge Jesus with having a demon (John 8:48), which Scripture decidedly refutes. And if Jesus knew He was lying, then He was a fool, as His claims led to His crucifixion.

But would a liar teach his followers, as Jesus did throughout the Gospels, to adhere to a profoundly moral code? Could such a massive deceiver teach unselfish, ethical truths and live the morally exemplary life that Jesus did? The very notion is ridiculous.

John Stuart Mill, a philosopher, skeptic, and antagonist of Christianity, still admitted that Jesus was a first-rate ethicist supremely worthy of our attention and emulation:

“But about the life and sayings of Jesus there is a stamp of personal originality combined with profundity of insight….in the very first rank of men of sublime genius of whom our species can boast. When this pre-eminent genius is combined with the qualities of probably the greatest moral reformer, and martyr to that mission, who ever existed upon earth, religion cannot be said to have made a bad choice in pitching on this man as the ideal representative and guide of humanity; nor, even now, would it be easy, even for an unbeliever, to find a better translation of the rule of virtue from the abstract into the concrete, than to endeavor so to live that Christ would approve our life.”

To put that succinctly, Mills is saying that Jesus was a perfect example of all that He taught.

Let’s also consider this equally long statement by William Lecky, a noted Irish historian and dedicated opponent of organized Christianity, because it’s just so darn good:

“It was reserved for Christianity to present to the world an ideal character, which through all the changes of eighteen centuries has inspired the hearts of men with an impassioned love; has shown itself capable of acting on all ages, nations, temperaments, and conditions; has been not only the highest pattern of virtue but the strongest incentive to its practice; and has exercised so deep an influence that it may be truly said that the simple record of [Jesus’] three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and to soften mankind than all the disquisitions of philosophers, and all other exhortations of moralists.”

As church historian Philip Schaff adds, Jesus was a “character so original, so complete, so uniformly consistent, so perfect, so human and yet so high above all human greatness” who could be neither fraud nor fiction. Schaff adds that Jesus “never lost the even balance of His mind,” but “sailed serenely over all the troubles and persecutions, as the sun above the clouds, who always returned the wisest answer to tempting questions, who calmly and deliberately predicted His death on the cross.” I personally haven’t met any other human who lived up to Jesus’ behavior…have you?

In his book Cold-Case Christianity, cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace lists these three decisive motives at the heart of any misbehavior: financial greed, sexual or relational desire, or power.

Jesus wasn’t interested in any of them. The New Testament writers tell us that He taught His disciples to give to the needy, and to not store up earthly treasures. And no evidence exists that Jesus was motivated by lust or relationships. The Gospels stress the respect that Jesus displayed toward women, including those who followed and supported His ministry. And rather than gain power for Himself, Jesus modeled serving others and giving without expectation of return, even to the wicked and ungrateful. He taught His disciples to do the same. If Jesus had been interested in personal power, He would have stepped into the political role people expected of Him. Instead, He shunned it.

~ Was Jesus a Lunatic? ~

So if Jesus wasn’t a liar, is it feasible that He mistakenly thought He was God? After all, one might be both sincere — but also sincerely wrong. Christian philosopher Peter Kreeft deftly shows why we must reject the option of Jesus being a lunatic:

“A measure of your insanity is the size of the gap between what you think you are and what you really are. If I think I am the greatest philosopher in America, I am only an arrogant fool; if I think I am Napoleon, I am probably over the edge; if I think I am a butterfly, I am fully embarked from the sunny shores of sanity. But if I think I am God, I am even more insane because the gap between anything finite and the infinite God is even greater than the gap between any two finite things, even a man and a butterfly. Well, then, why not liar or lunatic? But almost no one who has read the Gospels can honestly and seriously consider that option. The savviness, the canniness, the human wisdom, the attractiveness of Jesus emerge from the Gospels with an unavoidable force to any but the most hardened and prejudiced reader.”

He adds:

“Jesus has in abundance precisely those three qualities which liars and lunatics most conspicuously lack: (1) His practical wisdom, His ability to read human hearts …. (2) His deep and winning love, His passionate compassion, His ability to attract people and make them feel at home and forgiven, His authority; and above all (3) His ability to astonish, His unpredictability, His creativity. Liars and lunatics are all so dull and predictable! No one who knows the Gospels and human beings can seriously entertain the possibility that Jesus was a liar or a lunatic, a bad man.”

The idea that Jesus was self-deceived or delusional is simply not compatible with the impression He has left on history. So viewing Jesus as a lunatic is our second ridiculous option.

~ Is Jesus Lord? ~

In the first century, when people were given a number of answers about Jesus’ identity, Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”Peter responded, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:15-16). Like Peter, we can decide to believe that Jesus made truthful claims about being God — and then accept or reject Him as our personal Savior.

Yes, Jesus was put to death by the Romans. But was that the end of the movement that He launched three years earlier? We have to shout a resounding “No!”, if the millions who call Him “Lord” are to be counted. Jesus stands head-and-shoulders above all other self-proclaimed “saviors,” because He is clearly at work among His people. His presence is palpable, when His people draw near. He is still answering our prayers (even when the answer is no!), and guiding us.

God’s Word tells us that we each must choose for ourselves whether or not to believe that Jesus is Lord. Can the Bible prove that Jesus is God? No. But we can take heart that archeological discoveries continue to prove its legitimacy as a truthful document. The Bible does clearly show us that Jesus, as a proven historical figure, was amazing in the way He demonstrated love. He gave all credit to God the Father, with whom He said He was equal. As the apostle John wrote in the New Testament, “these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

So we are left with two ridiculous options — and one that must be given weight as entirely possible. Historians disagree with this, of course, saying that faith can’t be used as a measure of proving truth. Really? Sometimes I feel very sad for people who refuse to consider options, simply because they can’t see or feel them for themselves. Faith, it seems to me, identifies the real risk takers among us. And definitely the wisest. 😉

We cannot put Jesus on the shelf as a great moral teacher; evidence strongly favors Jesus being so much more.

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C. S. Lewis, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else He would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

EXTERNAL PROOFS FOR THE VERACITY OF GOD’S WORD, THE BIBLE

We’ve already read what three of the greatest mind and apologists have said, let’s now conclude with this:

EVERY PERSON MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED VIA HISTORY AND ARCHEOLOGY.

EVERY PLACE MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE HAS BEEN FOUND, WE EVEN KNOW THE GENERAL LOCATION FOR THE GARDEN OF EDEN, WHICH IS SAID TO BE BETWEEN THE TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES RIVERS.

EVERY EVENT THAT THE BIBLE MENTIONS HAS BEEN DUG UP AND PROVEN BY ARCHEOLOGISTS.  SODOM AND GOMORRAH? PILLARS OF SALT, SULFUR, AND BRIMSTONE ARE FOUND WHERE THE BIBLE SAYS THEY ONCE WERE. MOSES CROSSING THE RED SEA WITH PHARAOH CHASING? EGYPTIAN CHARIOTS, ARMOR, AND WEAPONS HAVE BEEN FOUND WHERE THE BIBLE SAYS MOSES CROSSED THE RED SEA…IN THE RED SEA.

NOAH’S ARK FOUND. OTHER SOURCES. SOURCE.

WENT TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ESTABLISH THE TRUTH AND VERACITY OF THE BIBLE, GOD’S WORD, BECAUSE TO SPEAK ABOUT TRUTH WITH CERTAINTY AND AUTHORITY AMONGST SKEPTICS WE NEED TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE DEFENSE OF OUR FAITH.

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Riding Toward Armageddon With A Church With No Shame:The Paganization Of Christianity, Pt 2.

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EZRA 9:1-10:3

King James Version (KJV)

Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.

Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.

And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the Lord my God,

And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

10 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

11 Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness.

12 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;

14 Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping?

15 Lord God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

Ezra 10:1-3 

King James Version (KJV)

10 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.

And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.

3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

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In Part 1 of “The Paganization of Christianity” I showed and confirmed the ways the Blood Bought Church of The Lord Jesus Christ has INDEED been PAGANIZED, dealt with and defined SOLELY by God’s Word, The Holy Bible, and then offered the ONLY remedy for such paganism: FULL REPENTANCE, II Chronicles 7:14-22; Isaiah 1:2-24; Luke 13:1-5; Luke 17:3; I Corinthians 5; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Matthew 18:15-17; and Revelation chpts. 2 and 3.

In Part 2 we will examine the 2-Pronged attack of Satan that brought the Glorious Church, without spot, blemish, or wrinkle, or any such thing to the festering place of whorish repugnance we have today, EPHESIANS 5:27.

To begin, let me set forth that since Lucifer, who through his rebellion in Heaven is also Satan, The Devil, The Dragon of The Bottomless Pit/Hell, has ALWAYS offered a counterfeit to God, God’s Word, and God’s Worship/Music…ALWAYS, Isaiah 14:11-16; Ezekiel 28:11-18; Revelation 12.

So we have The Holy Lord God, THE Creator, THE Originator, THE TRUE Master of ALL Creation on the one side. God created EVERYTHING. Created the angels with the will to choose even. Two thirds chose to FOREVER follow God. One third chose to follow another, lowly created angel, who wanted to usurp, steal, and supplant The Lord God, and take THE Throne for himself. From that point to this very moment we are all offered TWO WAYS from TWO MASTERS, Matthew 6: 24; Genesis chpt. 3.

When The Lord God created man man (mankind: Adam and Eve) God created them perfect, as mature adults, were to never die, get sick, or age, and in HIS OWN image and likeness. Then God gave man authority over ALL creation to subdue and have dominion over it, Genesis 1:26-32; Genesis 2: 20. When we examine what ALL this means we find that man was:

  1. HOLY
  2. PERFECT
  3. FLAWLESS
  4. HAD PERFECT INTELLIGENCE, UNDERSTANDING, AND WISDOM
  5. HAD PERFECT EMOTIONS AND DESIRES
  6. WAS MATURE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY
  7. WAS 2ND ONLY TO GOD IN AUTHORITY OVER ALL CREATION
  8. WAS CREATED IN THE EXACT, PERFECT IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD HIMSELF

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So what was there for Satan to offer?

The LIE that THEY were NOT what God said they were, and the ONLY way to become that was to listen to, and follow him/Satan.

THAT has been the S.O.P. of Satan from the beginning. LIES. Via lies:

  1. QUESTION GOD AND GOD’S WORD
  2. SUPPLANT GOD AND GOD’S WORD
  3. ALTER AND THE REPLACE GOD AND GOD’S WORD
  4. ALTER AND REPLACE GOD AND GOD’S PROMISES
  5. ALL TO THE END THAT SATAN ALTER AND REPLACES THE LORD GOD AS THE RIGHTFUL FOCUS AND CENTER OF WORSHIP
  6.  AND PUTS HIMSELF- SATAN- IN THE PLACE OF GOD.

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SAME GOES FOR MEN, GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.

 

FAST FORWARD TO THE 1870’S

God KNEW what lay before mankind in the then upcoming century, WWI, WWII, The Cold War with Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Iraq twice…

So, God in HIS infinite and perfect knowledge and wisdom poured out The Holy Spirit upon a then hungering, thirsting, and seeking church.

The Results were massive revivals that broke out in Topeka, Azuza, Hot Springs, Cleveland, Chicago, New York, Cain’s Ridge, Oklahoma, St. Louis… These revivals impacted not just all of America, but the world. Missionaries, evangelists, pastors, teachers, men and women  of God went forth around the world and impacted it for The Lord Jesus Christ. Millions upon millions were saved.

Things that each of these revivals shared:

  1. A DEEP, SINCERE HUNGER, THIRST, AND SEEKING FOR GOD
  2. DEVOTION TO SINCERE PRAYER AND FASTING
  3. ROOTED SOLELY IN AND FOUNDED SOLELY UPON GOD’S WORD, THE BIBLE
  4. IT WAS NOT HYPE: PEOPLE WERE TRULY SAVED AS EVIDENCED BY CHANGED LIVES, CHANGED MORALS, CHANGED DRESS, CHANGED BEHAVIOUR, CHANGED MUSIC/WORSHIP
  5. THEY WERE ALL CHRIST-CENTERED, SIN-HATING, GOD-HONORING, BIBLE-BASED, LIFE-TRANSFORMING REVIVALS THAT IMPACTED AND CHANGED THE COMMUNITY, STATE, NATION, AND WORLD.

God confirmed HIS Word with signs and wonders following, Mark 16:14-20. The blind saw, the deaf heard, the lame walked, cancers removed, demons cast out, and the dead raised. Countless millions upon millions were saved by the grace of Almighty God.

Sooo, what happened?

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A 2-PRONGED ATTACK OF SATAN: PRONG 1, CHANGE THE MESSAGE/DOCTRINE.

Satan began his 2-Pronged attack back in the 1870’s as well. Satan subtily invaded America’s colleges. Began the Liberalization of the clergy, counselors, lawyers, judges, doctors, and science. As these Liberalized leaders then went to places of authority in their respective fields those they taught and mentored became more Liberalized. This kept increasing until many forsook The Truth of The Biblical Gospel for a cheap, religious counterfeit. The names and titles of these substitutes for true Christianity were/are: 

  1. The Social Gospel
  2. Mind Science/Christian Science
  3. Possibility Thinking
  4. Positive Thinking
  5. Positive Confession
  6. Prosperity Gospel
  7. Kingdom Now Gospel/School of The Prophets
  8. The Charismatic Movement
  9. The Jesus Movement
  10. The Shepherding Movement
  11. The Vineyard Movement
  12. The Pensacola and Toronto Outpouring
  13. The Laughing Revival
  14. Hillsong…and many more counterfeit movements.

What do each of these have in common?

  1. A watering down, altering, sugar coating, and replacing of God’s Word
  2. A watering down of Biblical holiness, separation for sin and worldliness
  3. A lack of focus on prayer, fasting, and seeking The Lord in Humility substituted with doing so to be blessed and write your own ticket with God
  4. A forsaking of God, Holy Ghost inspired music and worship for a “form of godliness” that 100% mimics the world and is inspired/anointed by a spirit of rebellion
  5. An tolerance, then acceptance, then embracing, and now promoting of immodest dress, impure behaviour, and utter, depraved morality.

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THAT WAS PRONG 1, HERE IS PRONG 2, VIA THE ARTS, PRIMARILY MUSIC/WORSHIP.

I will present a timeline of HOW Satan changed music/worship first, THEN present a list of articles and their links for support and background. First the Time-Line:

  1. Satan began supplanting the arts (painting, sculpture, literature, music) back in Biblical days, we will remain focused primarily upon 1949 onward, and on music
  2. In the early 1950’s a Pastor of a large Protestant church in Canada had an evangelist whose calling and anointing was primarily on Deliverance and exposing current events, trends and fads. During the revival the pastor’s 15 year old daughter who had recently began listening to the rock-n-roll of that era threw herself on the floor and began to writhe as a snake during the worship service. The evangelist began to rebuke the demonic spirit to no avail, so he excused himself, went into the pastor’s study, and sought God prayerfully for the name of such a powerful demonic spirit. God said the Demon was a Prince over a Principality named Rebellion. The evangelist goes back out to the service, the pastor, pastor’s wife, and others are around the tormented, writhing 15 year old girl praying and sobbing. The evangelist steps through, approaches the demon possessed girl and commands it to reveal itself through The NAME of Jesus, by The BLOOD of Jesus, and upon the authority of God’s Word, The Holy Bible for it’s true name and nature: The Demonic Prince inhabiting the little girl shrieked and cried, “I am REBELLION! And I have come down through the music to inhabit and occupy generations of youth!” The evangelist, pastor and all gathered began to rebuke this Demonic Prince by it’s name: Rebellion. And by the power and authority of The NAME of Jesus, The BLOOD of Jesus, and the Word of God the evil spirit came out and LEFT. The girl was freed, and then genuinely gave her heart to The Lord Jesus Christ unto salvation. THIS was in  the early 1950’s! Consider how “tame” the music was then compared to now. BUT THAT is the problem with The Church! We compare one evil thing with another evil thing, we compare one worldly thing with another worldly thing…and say, “Well, this doesn’t seem as bad as this, so we’ll accept and do this evil/worldly thing, but not this one.” BOTH ARE EVIL AND WORLDLY. BOTH ARE TO BE UTTERLY FORSAKEN, Luke 9:23; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1.
  3. So that we all have THE SAME understanding of just WHAT IS rock music/the music of rebellion, here is a list of the various types of rock music: Rock, Pop Rock, Bubble Gum Rock, Malt Shoppe/Doo-Wop Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Country Rock, Rock-a-Billy, Surf Rock, Latin Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Anthem Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Metal, Glam Rock, Glam Metal, Soft Rock, Folk Rock, Industrial Rock, , Acid Rock, Shock Rock, Death Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Rock, Satan Metal, Electonica Rock, Disco/Dance Rock, Funk Rock, Roots Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Power Pop Rock, Experimental Rock, Heartland Rock, Christian Rock, Jesus Music/Rock, Contemporary Rock, Contemporary Christian Rock, Nu metal, Post Metal, Boogie Rock, Space Rock, Rap Rock, Garage Rock, Instrumental Rock, British Folk/Celtic Rock, Swamp Rock, Proto Punk Rock, Death Rock, Reggae Rock, Jersey Shore Rock…SOURCE .
  4. In the mid 1960’s a Christian convert from paganism in Africa, who had been a witch doctor, came to America to visit. While here he attended a so-called Christian concert that used the rock of the ’60’s as their music of choice. He jumps up and begins to scream, “WHY are you using the music of devils, the demonic music I was saved OUT OF as worship for the Almighty, Thrice Holy God?!!”

There are many more sources, many more eye-witness testimonies from 100 Huntley Street, to PTL (when they still focused on the true Gospel), to Jimmy Swaggart’s books and preaching (before his fall), to Bob Larson, to Leonard Ravenhill, A.W, Tozer, to David Wilkerson, to Dr. Al Metsker. The eye-witness accounts are endless, along with my own eye-witness accounts of personally being immersed in rock music for 42 years.

WHAT HAS THIS 2-PRONGED ATTACK OF HELL ACHIEVED?

 We’ve gone FROM what was once thundered against in the pews NOW filling the Pulpit, choir, worship team, teachers and leadership in the “church”. Things that God and HIS Ministers preached and taught AGAINST now fill the church from pulpit to pew, such abominations as:

  1. MEN WITH PIERCED EARS/EAR-RINGS
  2. MEN AND WOMEN ALL TATTED UP AND WITH MULTIPLE BODY PIERCINGS
  3. IMMODEST, IMMORAL DRESS FROM PLATFORM TO PEW: MINI SKIRTS, SHORTS (EVEN SHORT-SHORTS), SLITS AND PLUNGES IN CLOTHING, SKIN TIGHT CLOTHING…AND WORSE…
  4. ADULTERY, FORNICATION, SODOMY/HOMOSEXUALITY/LESBIANISM, PEDOPHILIA, AND EVEN INCEST IN THE CHURCH, EVEN AMONG “MINISTERS”
  5. GAMBLING, DRINKING, AND DANCING IN THE CHURCH AND CHURCH SANCTIONED ACTIVITIES
  6. “CHRISTIANS” SMOKING, DRINKING, CURSING, AND CAROUSING JUST LIKE THE UNREGENERATE SINNER
  7. THE EMBRACING OF SECULAR, WORLDLY MUSIC IN SO-CALLED “CHRISTIANS” LIVES, EVEN IN THE CHURCH
  8. OPEN FLIRTATION AND SEDUCING TAKING PLACE AMONG “CHRISTIANS”, EVEN IN THE CHURCH
  9. LYING, RUMOR SPREADING, GOSSIP TELLING, AND TALE BEARING TAKING PLACE AMONG “CHRISTIANS”, EVEN IN THE CHURCH, EVEN IN THE SANCTUARY

The following are actual, factual , very real accounts of “churches” that I’ve been to over my 59″+” years, these are sad, depraved accounts, but, heart-renderingly true:

  1. In one “church” my dad pastored back in the ’60’s to early ’70’s among the church folk was smoking, drinking, cursing, adultery, fornication, worldly, secular music IN the church. My dad preached and taught against it, but like Jeremiah, was met by a stiff necked, heard hearted, rebellious people. The choir director’s daughter was sleeping around with the youth pastor, the piano player was pregnant out of wedlock, many others were involved in adultery and fornication
  2. At a “church” I attended in the mid to late ’80’s (I got saved in August of 1976) there were 41 adulterous, fornicative, incestuous, and even homosexual affairs taking place IN THE LEADERSHIP of the church and in the pews! 41! No altar call given by the “pastor” in 18 months…NONE!
  3. At another “church” I attended in the ’90’s there also was adultery, fornication, homosexuality, occult/Satanism, smoking, drinking, cursing, gambling, lying, backstabbing, rumor spreading, again, among the so-called leaders! They would BRAG about how at a CHRISTIAN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY they attended to supposedly prepare for the Ministry (!!!), that the women would deliberately dress as PROSTITUTES on their dates (their own words), and were sex addicts!

Again, I can share more accounts, but choose not to.

Two things people bring up when they hear these things:

  1. IF The church is so corrupt and depraved, so full of hypocrites, WHY even go to church? BECAUSE JESUS went. Jesus was faithful to the regular, customary attendance to the synagogue and temple. Jesus went when they were filled with hypocrites as leaders. Jesus went when there were demon-possessed people present…and cast the demons out. So, Jesus went, we are commanded to NOT forsake the assembling of ourselves together;
  2. NOT every church has rampant sin in it. Many good, solid, Biblical churches I’ve been to expose and Biblically discipline the transgressors, even excommunicate them according to Scripture, Matthew 18:15-17, Luke 17:3; I Corinthians 5.

 

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Lastly, I will now post links to articles to support and fill out what I’ve written:

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http://www.av1611.org/tattoos/pagan.html

http://www.av1611.org/tattoos/rebel.html

http://www.av1611.org/tattoos/bible.html

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http://www.av1611.org/tattoos/regret.html

http://www.av1611.org/crock.html

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http://www.av1611.org/question/cqhate.html

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http://www.av1611.org/question/cqnogood.html

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 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

Trump: Our National Dumpster Fire

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This will be an article consisting of headlines and links on:

“ALL THINGS TRUMP & Co.”

Let’s commence shall we…

 

Mueller is building a conspiracy case that’s likely to ensnare Trump and his family

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After Cohen plea deal, Giuliani questions ethics, tactics of Mueller’s Russia investigation

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President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, far left, is questioning the ethics and tactics of special counsel Robert Mueller, second from right, who is investigating Russian interference in the presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, in light of the surprise plea agreement Thursday with Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer.

MY OBSERVATIONS, Giuliani is:

  1. So stupid he needs a map and GPS to find his butt,
  2. So stupid that if he tripped and fell he’d miss the ground,
  3. Is so incredibly wrong so incredibly often that the WH trots him out to distract from the stupid that is DT.

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Senate Republican: ‘Big mistake’ if Cohen lied to intelligence committee

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Sunday that President Trump‘s former personal attorney allegedly lying to a congressional committee is a “big mistake” and he’s glad special counsel Robert Mueller is taking it “seriously.”

“I certainly do think that lying to the [Senate] Intelligence Committee, which I am a part of, is a big mistake for whoever does it and creates lots of problems for the committee itself,” Blunt told “Fox News Sunday,” adding that one lie can throw off an entire investigation and waste hours of work. The Senate Intelligence Committee has investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“I’m glad to see the special prosecutor seeing that particular crime seriously,” he added.

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Robert Mueller Is No Match for Fox News

The evidence from the special counsel’s investigation is already damning, but it must contend with a haze of lies, confusion and “alternative facts.”

By Quinta Jurecic

Ms. Jurecic is the managing editor of Lawfare.

After a period of quiet, the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is seizing headlines yet again. In the past week, we learned that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, broke the terms of his cooperation agreement by lying to Mr. Mueller’s investigators, all while his lawyer was briefing Mr. Trump’s legal team on what Mr. Manafort told the special counsel. The conservative author Jerome Corsi, facing possible indictment, made public a potential draft plea agreement with Mr. Mueller that contains incendiary allegations of attempted coordination between Mr. Corsi and the Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone with WikiLeaks.

We also learned that Mr. Mueller had reached a plea agreement with Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s former lawyer, for lying to Congress about the Trump Organization’s plans to construct a property in Moscow — plans that extended into the 2016 campaign and reportedly involved an effort to give Vladimir Putin the gift of a $50 million penthouse apartment.

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[NOTE: SOME MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE TRUMP DEFENSE OF “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”, HERE’S A REFRESHER COURSE.]

Alternative facts” was a phrase used by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a Meet the Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s false statement about the attendance numbers of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States.

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BUT WHAT TRUMP & Co. CALL “ALTERNATIVE FACTS” ARE, IN TRUTH, LIES-

The lies that Mueller has already documented

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George Papadopoulos, campaign adviser. Claims made in FBI interview. Admitted guilt on Oct. 5, 2017.

Claim 1: Claimed to have met Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud and learned that Russia had incriminating emails related to Hillary Clinton prior to his joining the campaign.

Truth: Mifsud became interested in Papadopoulos only when he learned about the American’s role with the Trump campaign. The information about the emails came a month after Papadopoulos was named as adviser.

Claim 2: Claimed that Mifsud was no one of importance.

Truth: Papadopoulos knew that Mifsud had connections to Russian government officials and tried to leverage them to set up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Claim 3: Claimed that his interactions with a Russian national were innocuous and that he met her before joining the campaign.

Truth: He met her after joining the campaign and tried to use her to set up the same meeting.

Result: Currently serving time in prison.

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Michael Flynn, former national security adviser. Claims made in FBI interview. Admitted guilt on Dec. 1, 2017.

Claim 1: Said he did not ask then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak not to retaliate for Obama administration sanctions. Claimed not to remember a follow-up conversation.

Truth: In December 2016, Kislyak called Flynn, who then called the Trump transition team before replying with a request not to retaliate. Kislyak called Flynn at the end of the month to credit that request for the lack of Russian response.

Claim 2: Stated that he did not ask countries to take a particular position on a United Nations vote related to Israel. Claimed that Kislyak had not told him how Russia planned to vote.

Truth: Both of those things happened.

Result: Awaiting sentencing.

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Alex van der Zwaan, lawyer working with Rick Gates and Paul Manafort. Claims made in FBI interview. Admitted guilt on Feb. 20, 2018.

Claim: Said he had not communicated with Gates since August 2016 or Manafort aide Konstantin Kilimnik since 2014. Claimed not to know why an email exchange with Kilimnik was not given to Mueller’s team.

Truth: Van der Zwaan spoke with both Gates and Kilimnik in September 2016 and he deleted the email in question.

Result: Served a brief prison sentence. Deported.

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Rick Gates, deputy campaign chairman. Claims made in FBI interview. Admitted guilt on Feb. 23, 2018.

Claim: Claimed that he was told that a 2013 meeting attended by Manafort did not include a discussion of Ukraine.

Truth: It did.

Result: Cooperating with Mueller probe.

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Michael Cohen, personal attorney to Trump. Claims made in congressional testimony. Admitted on Nov. 29, 2018.

Claim 1: Said that discussions about a proposed Trump-branded project in Moscow had ended before the first voting in the presidential primaries.

Truth: The discussions continued until June 2016.

Claim 2: Claimed he never planned to travel to Russia or asked Trump to go.

Truth: Both were under consideration as late as May 2016. Cohen planned to go before the Republican convention, with Trump going after.

Claim 3: Said he did not remember any conversation with a Russian government official after he reached out to Russian Putin’s office for assistance.

Truth: Had a 20-minute conversation with Putin’s press secretary’s assistant in January 2016.

Result: Cooperating with Mueller probe.

Charges dropped following plea agreements

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Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, senior campaign staff. Claims made in interviews with Mueller’s team. Charges first filed on Oct. 30, 2017, and included in later superseding indictments before being dropped.

Claim 1: Claimed that their work for Ukraine’s Party of Regions did not extend into the United States.

Claim 2: Said that neither was contracted to do work for a pro-Ukraine organization called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine but instead pointed the group to other U.S. lobbyists.

Claim 3: Stated that a search for more email communications pertinent to the government investigation was hampered by a retention policy that led to their deletion.

Truth: The statements of offense accompanying Gates’s and Manafort’s plea agreements articulate that each of the above is untrue.

Result: Cooperating with Mueller probe.

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LASTLY, A MAN BEING EXCORIATED BY TRUMP & Co. AND THE STATE COMPLIANT “MEDIA”, FOX “NEWS”-

Flake: Mueller bill has votes to pass Senate

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SOURCE .

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Friday that he believes legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller could pass the Senate, if Republican leadership would agree to bring it up for a vote.

“I do believe the votes are there on the floor if we can just get a vote, and that’s what I’m calling, let’s just have a vote,” Flake told CNN, asked about a measure that would protect Mueller from being fired without good cause.
The legislation — crafted by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — has languished for months after it passed out the Judiciary Committee. Republican leadership argues it isn’t necessary because President Trump, they believe, will not try to interfere with or fire Mueller.

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 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

The Paganization Of Christianity

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People in hell are not there because God didn’t want them, they are there because they didn’t want God! Or they tried to add to, take away from, or otherwise alter THE ONLY WAY To God and Heaven.

KEY WORDS ARE UNDERLINED FOR EMPHASIS.

John 8:31-32 King James Version (KJV)

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 10:1 King James Version (KJV)

10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 4:10-12 King James Version (KJV)

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Matthew 7:13-23 King James Version (KJV)

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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THE THREE REASONS I WROTE THIS ARTICLE

  1. I have family, friends, and folk here on FB who are NOT saved/NOT Biblical Christians, they see, read, and hear what some who claim to be Christian say/post and it is NO different from what an UNSAVED, NON-CHRISTIAN would say/post. I do NOT want to be confused with these HYPOCRITES. So I am making it CLEAR what IS right, what IS wrong, what IS Christian, and what is NOT Christian for all the unsaved and/or backslid. 
  2. There are family and friends, and celebrities [keep reading] claiming to be Christian who regularly, and casually post profanity, and talk about drinking (booze), engage in immoral sexual acts, and smoking. THAT is NOT Christian. That is NOT Christianity. I am NOTHING like that. I am 100% AGAINST THAT. 
  3. Certain members of my family posted a meme with this message, I cleaned it up BECAUSE CHRISTIANS DO NOT CURSE, NOR USE PROFANITY: Civilian friends are friendly to your face- talk [profane word for poop] behind your back. Military friends talk [profane word for poop] to your face- and have your back. I politely addressed this bald-faced lie saying: I know many HONORABLE Civilians who are honest. And I know many DISHONORABLE Military personnel who are drunks, dopers, liars, cheats, and immoral. One of my own family then posted lying smack and said, ORDERING me: “Step down cuz. You obviously have never been a part of a team…” This was from a FAMILY MEMBER who had NOT even seen me since 1977, and has only heard snippets about me here on FB. I replied politely, yet straightforwardly That when he is wrong, he IS wrong. And Boy, are you WRONG.

So……

I wrote and posted this article in response to between 5-7 different people. Some are family, some are friends, some I just know from FB.

The theme may not apply to everyone on every point, but what does…please PRAYERFULLY consider it in the Light of God’s Word, The Holy Bible.

Some things to consider are, first, these Scriptures:
MATTHEW 7:6, 13-21
JOHN 7:24
JOHN 8:31, 32, 36-44
ROMANS 1:16-32
ROMANS 3:10-18, 23
GALATIANS 1:6-9
GALATIANS 5:16-25
II CORINTHIANS 5:17, 21
II CORINTHIANS 6:14-7:1
MATTHEW 5:6
MATTHEW 6:21, 33

Questions:
Is it CHRIST-LIKE to profess Christianity and to regularly, casually, daily swear, curse, use profanity?

Is it CHRIST-LIKE to make false statements about someone? Especially someone you haven’t seen at all, and heard LITTLE from since 1977?

Is it CHRIST-LIKE to say we love Jesus Christ with ALL our heart, soul, mind, and strength and then live in complacent disobedience or open rebellion against HIS Holy Word & HIS Holy Spirit?

Is someone even CHRIST-LIKE who in their very everyday character, behaviour, and life is NOT CHRIST-LIKE?

BTW, Christ-like=CHRISTIAN.

I used the term Christ-Like for 2 reasons:
1. To drive the point home.
2. A lot of folk PROFESSING to be Christian who do NOT POSSESS Christianity at all.

Pray.
Think.

Some may be questioning what is this all about.
Others are already mad/offended.
Some may be blocking me on FB even now.

Pray.
Think.

JOHN 13:15, 17
JOHN 14:6, 15, 21, 23, 24
JOHN 15:14

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FIRST, ESTABLISH THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS USED.

pa·gan
/ˈpāɡən/Submit
noun
1.
a person holding religious beliefs other than Biblical Judaism and Biblical Christianity, [MY NOTE:which we will see are one and the same thing.]
synonyms: heathen, infidel, idolater, idolatress
“pagans worshiped the sun”
adjective
1.
relating to pagans.
“a pagan god”
synonyms: heathen, ungodly, irreligious, infidel, idolatrous
“the pagan festival”

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NEXT, IS CHRISTIANITY BECOMING MORE PAGAN?

Yes.

Back in 1960 and before every mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Fundamental Christian church preached, taught, counselled, and thundered against:

ROCK-N-ROLL/CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: SECULAR OR THE PHONY “CHRISTIAN”

HALLOWEEN: IT STILL IS SATAN’S “BIRTHDAY”; WITCHES, GOBLINS, SORCERERS, DEMONS, SEANCES, FORTUNE TELLING, DIVINATION, WIZARDSALL STRAITLY FORBIDDEN REPEATEDLY IN SCRIPTURE

DANCING: THE SENSUAL MOVEMENT AND CONTACT MIXED WITH NON-CHRISTIAN MUSIC THAT STIRS UP LUST

GAMBLING: THE BEING A FOOLISH AND UNFAITHFUL STEWARD OF WHAT GOD BLESSED US WITH

TATTOOS/BODY-PIERCING: THE MAKING OF MARKS, WORDS, PICTURES AND SYMBOLS, AND THE PLACEMENT OF RINGS, CHAINS, AND GAUGES IN ONE’S BODY, AN ACT THAT ORIGINATED IN PAGANISM AND SLAVERY

IMMODEST DRESS: THE SENSUAL ATTIRE THAT ORIGINATED IN HARLOTRY, FORNICATION, AND ADULTERY

CURSING/PROFANITY: WAS EXTREMELY RARE, TO POINT THAT IT DID NOT EXIST IN THE CHRISTIAN’S LIFE AT ALL, NOW THERE THOSE WHO REGULARLY, CASUALLY, AND DAILY CURSE AND CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIAN…NOT KNOWING THAT SUCH A THING IS IMPOSSIBLE

In today’s “church” I have personally seen and heard ALL this taking place IN Christian’s lives, homes, and even IN The House of God, The Church!

Jesus was, AND IS, CLEAR:

Matthew 12:30 King James Version (KJV)

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE ACTUALLY, REALLY SAY ABOUT JUDGING?

I will post entire Scripture passages to show what GOD really says. BUT…

Can we all agree that in The Bible there is NO higher authority than God/Jesus/The Holy Spirit?

IF YOU agree on that then let’s begin here:

John 7:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

This is The Lord Jesus Christ talking. HE speaks of TWO types of judging here. Superficial, hypocritical, and “righteous judging”.

The superficial/hypocritical Christ straitly forbids.

The Righteous judging HE commands.

Deuteronomy 1:12-18 King James Version (KJV)

12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.

15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.

16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.

Here God commands, sets in order, and details the way to judge, judge ONLY according to God’s Word/Law.

Exodus 18:13-23 King James Version (KJV)

13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.

14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?

15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God:

16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.

18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear Godmen of truthhating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

Psalm 149:6-9 King James Version (KJV)

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.

Malachi 3:16-18 King James Version (KJV)

16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, betweenhim that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

[NOTE: In the original Hebrew of the O.T. and Greek of the N.T. discern means: to judge correctly. THIS is very important later on as we’ll see.]

1 Corinthians 5 King James Version (KJV)

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.

And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortionerwith such an one no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

[NOTE: God’s Word says Paul passed this judgment though NOT physically present. God’s Word IS Truth, IS Right, no matter the distance or location.]

1 Corinthians 6:1-10 King James Version (KJV)

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this lifeset them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be notdeceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, norabusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 King James Version (KJV)

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

[NOTE: Here is the word DISCERN again, as 1st seen in Malachi 3:16-18. One of the GIFTS of The Spirit is “discerning of/judging of spirits”. THIS will be seen as very vital later.]

1 Timothy 5:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

2 Timothy 4:1-6 King James Version (KJV)

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Titus 1:8-16 King James Version (KJV)

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

1 John 4:1-6 King James Version (KJV)

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth notus. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

[NOTE: From Malachi 3 to I Corinthians 12, now here in I John 4 we see the NEED of DISCERNING OF/judging of spirits, doctrine, truth, error, and right and wrong according TO God’s Word.]

Matthew 18:15-17 King James Version (KJV)

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

[NOTE: This is Jesus talking again, the HIGHEST authority there is, and HE says HOW to execute judgment among the brethren in the church.]

Lastly, THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD, MISUSED SCRIPTURE PASSAGE IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE, by saint and sinner alike.

Matthew 7:1-23 King James Version (KJV)

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocritefirst cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogsneither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you…

…13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and fewthere be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Many stop at verse one like that is all that The Lord Jesus Christ said.

BUT place that INTO the proper CONTEXT of the rest of the chapter, and indeed, The WHOLE BIBLE, and you see Jesus Christ says in more detail in Matthew chpt. 7 what HE says in John 7:24. Jesus does NOT give a blanket prohibition of judging, BUT of superficial, hypocritical judging.

The Conclusion of the Whole Matter:

  1. STUDY GOD’S WORD- ALL OF IT.
  2. LEARN GOD’S WORD- ALL OF IT.
  3. BELIEVE GOD’S WORD- ALL OF IT.
  4. LIVE BY GOD’S WORD- AGAIN, ALL OF IT.
  5. And when God’s Word says something is right IT IS RIGHT regardless of who says otherwise.
  6. When God’s Word says something is wrong IT IS WRONG regardless of who says otherwise.
  7. Do NOT be shallow.
  8. Do NOT be hypocritical.
  9. Do NOT be hateful, hate-filled, NOR in anyway operate in hate.
  10. If you see a moral or doctrinal error PRAY FIRST. And ALWAYS respond IN and WITH LOVE, [Ephesians 4:15].

If you’re happy that someone failed so you can be the “Bible Cop”…then YOUR heart is not right. Pray. Repent. Get forgiveness. Get restoration.

Two things about Godly judgment:

MUST BE SQUARELY ROOTED IN GOD’S WORD- NO OPINION.

MUST BE COMPLETELY IN AND BY GOD’S LOVE- PERIOD.

You may be asking, “Why do you think this is so important, Rev. Larry?”

My answer…. think of the countless churches, homes, marriages, families, and lives that have been RUINED, some that went to Hell…because no one spoke God’s Word, The Truth, to them in love.

I hope this has been thorough enough. If the response demands it I will follow up….Scout’s Honor.

 

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NOW, FOR SOME SOUL SEARCHING QUESTIONS.

  1. Are we actually Christian if we regularly disobey and transgress God and His Word?
  2. Do we really love Jesus if we don’t obey Him/His Word?
  3. Is The Lord Jesus Christ TRULY our Lord and Saviour if/when we daily live lives that are contrary to and in conflict with His Holy Word?
  4. How does a person claiming to be Christian affect all the lives and souls of the unsaved who ARE watching and listening to THEM curse, swear, get all tatted up, drink, smoke, and are as immoral as the sinner is????
  5. When a person who claims to be a Christian but daily, and casually engages in and lives in sin stands before The Lord Jesus Christ on Judgment Day, what will The Lord Jesus Christ say to them?

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COMMON EXCUSES.

  1.  NO ONE IS PERFECT. False excuse. Of course no one is perfect. ONLY Jesus/God IS perfect. I am NOT perfect- BUT that is NO excuse to be casual about sin, that GOD from Genesis to Revelation forbids and condemns! What IS the Christian response to this then? We are not perfect. BUT by God’s grace, the love of Jesus, and the power and working of The Holy Spirit we CAN live lives overcoming sin, and that ARE Holy.
  2. Christians aren’t better than sinners- just better off. Outright LIE. If Christians are NOT better than sinners than WHAT REAL DIFFERENCE DID JESUS MAKE THEN?!! No. In and of ourselves we are wretched. BUT a person who is solely in and of themselves is NOT saved. A Christian is NOT in and of themselves– we ARE bought with a price, new creatures IN Christ Jesus, victorious NOW over Satan, sin, and the flesh, and by God’s grace we ARE better than sinners.

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CLOSING SALVO.

The false/bogus accusation levied at me that “I obviously had never been part of team” is an outright lie. Spoken in ignorance. But still an outright lie. In was also the hypocritical judging of person they had NOT even seen in 41 years, and has ONLY heard small, brief tidbits here on FB. They know NOTHING about me at all. Yet they did not hesitate to pass false, hypocritical judgment (Remember: there IS good, Biblical judging/judgment), and to outright lie about and to me.

The truth?

I’ve been a part of team…a LONG time. Several teams actually.

  1. I was a street preacher for 12 years. We (15 to sometimes 67 of us) met at church. Prayed for at least one hour. Then on Friday and Saturday nights went in groups of 2-3 to the WORST parts of the K.C. metro area- unarmed- and shared the Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ. There were times we saw people get on their knees on the sidewalk outside of the bar/nudey joint they just came out of, weeping, and give their hearts to Jesus. Over the 12 year period we had over 3,000 get saved one on one. BUT other times the 2-3 of us were surrounded by as many as 30, angry, violent people, who were arguing and threatening us. We guns pulled on us, knives pulled on us, threw beer bottles at us…remember, we were UNARMED. BUT GOD protected all of us. NOT one was ever hurt. A TEAM of prayer warriors at church. A team of evangelists on the streets, no more than 3 of us against sometimes 15-30 angry, violent people, one time it was against a group of 30 in the motorcycle gang The Black Vultures. We were threatened- NEVER hurt. We were a TEAM. Jesus IS THE Head, The Captain of our salvation. A Team. We had training. We had organization. We had discipline. We had on the spot instructions. We were UNARMED. WE WERE A TEAM.
  2. At Church, at least the one I go to [for almost 19 years] has order, structure, discipline, doctrine, training, teaching, on the spot counselling, a chain of command. WE’RE A TEAM.
  3. The Body of Christ. We love, listen, counsel, advise, learn, and pray for each other. We have each other’s back. WE’RE A TEAM.

If this is NEWS to you…you could have and should have ASKED about it first BEFORE making cockimamey judgments. Also…maybe it’s time to find another church if this is NEWS to you.

Now those who KNOW who this is about have CHOICES:

  1. Prayerfully seek The Lord and draw near to HIM.
  2. OR get mad and do “whatever”.

Those, in reality, are your ONLY two choices.

I can tell you to your face, up front, if ANYONE lies to me, lies about me, and/or makes bogus, false judgments again they are BLOCKED on FB. I love you. Will pray for you. But I aint hanging with ANYONE who is a liar. Period.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

2018 Thanksgiving Proclamation: A Call To Humility, Repentance, An Prayer

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The First Thanksgiving Observance

A Proclamation Signed in Script Type by George Washington Appearing in The Massachusetts Centinel of October 14, 1789

Since then America has fallen away so very far from her Christian and Biblical moorings. Today America is far more pagan and wicked than Christian and Biblical…and we are reaping the whirlwind of our poor, and selfish choices.

As I am reading and studying through The Bible I came across THIS, it is a full two chapters that I will post and highlight, then make comments on as it regards us today.

You may want to read only the highlighted parts now and read the rest later-

2 Chronicles 29 King James Version (KJV)

29 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.

And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done.

He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them.

And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street,

And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.

For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the Lord, and turned their backs.

Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place unto the God of Israel.

Wherefore the wrath of the Lord was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes.

For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.

10 Now it is in mine heart to make a covenant with the Lord God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us.

11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the Lord hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.

12 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah:

13 And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah:

14 And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel.

15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the Lord, to cleanse the house of the Lord.

16 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the Lord, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the Lord into the court of the house of the Lord. And the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into the brook Kidron.

17 Now they began on the first day of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to the porch of the Lord: so they sanctified the house of the Lord in eight days; and in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.

18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and said, We have cleansed all the house of the Lord, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread table, with all the vessels thereof.

19 Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign did cast away in his transgression, have we prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they are before the altar of the Lord.

20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the Lord.

21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the Lord.

22 So they killed the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, when they had killed the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they killed also the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar.

23 And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them:

24 And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel: for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering should be made for all Israel.

25 And he set the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the Lord by his prophets.

26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.

27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.

28 And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.

29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.

30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the Lord, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the Lord. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.

32 And the number of the burnt offerings, which the congregation brought, was threescore and ten bullocks, an hundred rams, and two hundred lambs: all these were for a burnt offering to the Lord.

33 And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.

34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the other priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.

35 And also the burnt offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace offerings, and the drink offerings for every burnt offering. So the service of the house of the Lord was set in order.

36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.

2 Chronicles 30 King James Version (KJV)

30 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lordat Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel.

For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.

For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.

And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written.

So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.

Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

For if ye turn again unto the Lord, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.

10 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.

11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.

12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the Lord.

13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.

14 And they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron.

15 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the Lord.

16 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites.

17 For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the Lord.

18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one

19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

20 And the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.

21 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the Lord.

22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the Lord: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the Lord God of their fathers.

23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.

25 And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.

26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.

27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.

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LESSONS TAUGHT HERE-

  1. The Nation was backslid, FAR FROM The Lord God of The Bible, FAR FROM The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  2. The Nation was steeped in sin: adultery, fornication, sodomy (homosexuality/lesbianism). pride, rebellion, lewdness, vulgarity, idolatry, paganism (witchcraft, sorcery, divination…), lies, fraud, and murder.
  3. BUT A NEW, GODLY KING/Leader arose.
  4. IMMEDIATELY there was a call to prayer, humility, sanctification (being separated from sin and sinful practices), repentance, and then to praise and worship of The ONE TRUE God.
  5. IMMEDIATELY they began to do it.
  6. The CLOSER the people got TO God the MORE of HIS blessing, protection, and provision they partook of.
  7. God heard and acted IMMEDIATELY upon the prayers of repentance and fogave and restored.
  8. Those who scorned and mocked God were left out, and given over to their sin and it’s oppression.

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WHERE IS AMERICA CURRENTLY??

Currently America is, and long has been, mired in numbers 1 and 2.

We got only a BRIEF respite with Reagan. From Woodrow Wilson to Trump America has only become increasingly wicked, arrogant, rebellious, and pagan.

Only with Calvin Coolidge and Reagan (to LESSER extents with Eisnehower, and both Bushes) was America’s pell-mell race to paganism slowed.
We DESPERATELY NEED to DO what II Chronicles chpts. 29 and 30 say…QUICK. Or we’ll get the full brunt of Isaiah chpt. 1.

DO YOU SEE AMERICA AS A NATION REPENTING, REV?

Sadly, NO.

I see THIS:

Isaiah 1:1-27 King James Version (KJV)

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

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I see sin. Judgment. And DESOLATION for and upon America.

The ONLY good news is the soon return of The Lord Jesus Christ to catch HIS Bride away.

I CORINTHIANS 15:51-57

I THESSALONIANS 4:13-18

I THESSALONIANS 5:1-12

II THESSALONIANS 2:2-13

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.