Why We Are Where We Are Part 22
The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
May 8, 2012
Why We Are Where We Are
Counterfeit Christianity: America's Greatest Deception
counterfeit adj = 1. made in imitation of something genuine with the intent to deceive or defraud; forged 2. simulated; sham; not genuine; imitating something superior.
deceive v.tr. - 1. To cause to believe what is not true; mislead. 2. To catch by guile; ensnare.3. To give a false impression. Synonyms: betray, mislead, beguile, delude, dupe, hoodwink, bamboozle, double-cross.
The greatest method of deception is to counterfeit. And the master of counterfeit and deception is Satan.
The Bible in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 warns of Satan's counterfeit: "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; ..." Unfortunately, today’s pastors, religious leaders, and ‘Christians’ at large, with a few exceptions, have accepted and practice the humanist philosophy of a dichotomy between the spiritual and the secular; the Bible and theology are in a ‘spiritual’ category; education, economics, politics, and the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government are in a ‘secular’ category; the twain are never to meet or comingle; this is a colossal deception of massive proportions.
All of ‘Satan’s ministers’ don’t carry a Bible, stand behind a pulpit or appear on religious TV. ‘Satan’s ministers’ and ‘false prophets’ also include educators, economists, politicians, legislators, judges, governors, president or anyone who espouse Antichristian falsehoods.
Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret. has summed up the consequences of deception:
I doubt that many understand that this nation stands solely by the will and grace of the Sovereign God, each day is a gift and the seconds, minutes, and hours of every day come by His divine determination. We have not earned His grace, and neither are we intrinsically entitled to His blessings for a continued existence.
The truth is that the population of this nation is entirely bereft of any semblance of an obeisant relationship with Almighty God. A near totality now lack an ethical spiritual persuasion that enables one to discern or distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong, or between socially righteous and execrably putrid personal conduct.
This nation has been stood on its head for so long in regard to its system of principles and beliefs that the people have not the foggiest notion of the Biblical standards that the Almighty has set forth to establish human behavior. God’s laws are not taught in the churches or in the homes, and the nation’s systems of laws are predicated upon the myriad whims and caprices of unjust and unholy men rather than upon the divine and binding absolutes of the Holy God.
Righteous acts are punished and criminal behaves are justified and rewarded, the innocent are imprisoned while the guilty are exonerated and set free to continue their plundering and murderous ways. Millions of guiltless human babies are butchered in the name of personal choice and their remains are either cast off as garbage or mined for experimentation by a depraved scientific and ethically challenged biological community. I suspect that if one knew the extent of the experimentation with the bits and pieces of these poor little creatures it would turn the stomach.
Iniquitous acts and perversions are excused and socially instituted by a nationally embraced exculpation known as political correctness. It has become the tool used to sanction prurient practices and lifestyles and to remove the stigma from Biblically identified abominable perversions. (Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret., May 1, 2012, NewsWithViews.com)
Those who know biblical truth recognize there is a missing link here. Would things be as they are and continue as they are if the words of Jesus were believed and practiced when He said that His people are to be ‘the salt of the earth’? (Matthew 5:13).
History proves the point that our world continually tends toward decay not divinity. Enter the citizens of the Kingdom of heaven who are the decay retardants and preservatives of a disintegrating world. Thus even as salt arrests decay in meat or fish, the influence of Christian character can halt the downward spiral of the nation and help to stem the natural degeneration that occurs in the nation’s rebellion against God. True Christians have a moral influence on the world around them, affecting every part of society.
“And when society does go bad, we Christians tend to throw up our hands in pious horror and reproach the non-Christian world; but should we not rather reproach ourselves? One can hardly blame unsalted meat for going bad. It cannot do anything else. The real question to ask is: where is the salt?” (John Stott, The Message of the Sermon on the Mount: 1978, Intervarsity Press).
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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