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October 31, 2008

John Hagee’s Insightful Devotions to read about ELECTION time

Filed under: Christianity, Elections, John Hagee, politics, Religon — Tags: , , , , — jasmine71 @ 9:09 pm

Here are a few insightful devotions by a godly preacher, John Hagee.

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It’s Your Choice
Summary:
Deuteronomy 30:19—
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days;

It is election time! A time that can be full of worry and confusion as the media bombards us with confusing and troubling information. The resulting discouragement can breed negativity and grumbling that can thwart sound decision-making when it comes our time to vote. Casting your vote for the wrong candidate or not voting at all are the tragic outcomes of not properly exerting your “power to choose.”

On Super Tuesday 2008, Janet Folger of Faith 2 Action had some good advice: “Fast for 2 hours from the polls, the pundits and the papers. God is more powerful. Take Him at His Word. Turn off the TV and get on your knees.”

She is right, God’s standards are clear and we have a choice to do what is right not only in the case of voting according to God’s Word, but also in our day-to-day living. It is simple…we have the power to choose, so choose life in all that you do!

Are you destroying your life with your attitude? Are you capable, intelligent qualified, but your attitude is so negative you are destroying those you live with, work with, and love? Have you have turned your home into a battleground filled with sarcasm, criticism, blame, cutting remarks, bitterness, and rejection?

I urge you to take charge of your mind, your marriage, your future, your destiny, and your soul. Refuse to grumble and criticize—duct tape your mouth if need be. Refuse to retreat from life and run from success. It is time to stomp your way to a new beginning in Christ. Let your mind begin to feast on the Word of God that produces positive change. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things: (Phil. 4:8).

Instead of saying, “I can’t,” start saying, “Whatever is born of God overcomes the world” (1John 5:4). Instead of saying, “If—“ start saying, “I will by God’s grace.” Instead of saying “It’s impossible,” start saying, “Nothing is impossible to those who believe.” Refuse to “be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of ‘God” (Rom. 12:2). Tell yourself that there is no victory without a fight; there is no sunrise without a night; there is no purchase without a cost; and there is no crown without a cross. You are a child of God…a member of royalty…and God does not manufacture junk or sponsor flops. The victory is yours through Christ, but the choice is up to you. (The Life Plan Study Bible, p. 386)

Matthew 6:9-10
Summary: “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father which art in heaven hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
“Let’s focus on the tenth verse. ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ In heaven, God’s will is the only priority. In heaven the will of God is instantly obeyed by angels and archangels who do His bidding instantly, immediately, and without question. Jesus taught us that prayer, because He was saying that it is preeminent in the mind of God that His will be the top priority in our life.

Thy will be done on earth as it is done in heaven, that there is no question that the will of God will be done; that it will be done in the church; that it will be done in your home. That it will be done your schools; that it will be done in your marriages; that the word of God is the law of your life. When you do the will of God, then you can do the work of God, and you can do the work of God by the power of God. But the bible says: ‘If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, then you can ask what you will and anything will be done.’

But if there’s not that abiding process, you can forget about all of the power and the attributes of God. When Jesus was teaching on the vine and the branches, He said: ‘Except you abide in Me, you can do nothing.’ If there’s not an abiding relationship as evidenced by the maintenance of the will of God, then you don’t have a relationship. Jesus said: “You are My disciples if you do whatsoever I ask you.’

The will of God is not some illusion. It was very clearly etched in the word of God. How is God going to control the earth? How will God control America? When the people in the church start doing the will of God. There’s are 60 million Americans who are Bible-believing Christians; there’s no way that this country should be in its current condition with that many Christians. If we went into the voting booth and 60 million of us voted one way, it would be impossible for us to have corrupt politicians in office.

We’re not doing the will of God and it is time that we start.” -Pastor John C. Hagee

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October 30, 2008

To Liberal , false, or just plain nominal Christians.

Filed under: Christianity, False Christians, False Prophets, Religon — Tags: , , — jasmine71 @ 9:44 pm

This is a great article by David Watkins. It shows that Christianity has been greatly watered down. The result is we mostly have Nominal Christians in this country. Don’t even get me started on the liberal (Christians?) with their ” Social Gospel”. The gospel is without the standards of the Righteous LORD Jesus ( Sorry just venting).. Finally we have the “wacko , false Christians” who make up strange doctrines. These people tag Bible verses after their statements as if that makes it true. A good example of a false Christian is Ronald Weinland. You can read my posts on him….Getting back on topic, a true Christian must have the transforming power of the Holy Spirit inside him or her. A true Christian is one that is transformed by the LORD into a new creature. He or she is changed for the better and then tries to live a righteous, holy life. The following article articulates my beliefs a lot better… so read on.

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by David R. Watkins, Pastor,
Liberty Baptist Church, Attalla, AL

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This tract is written in protest of the modern day, passive, sissy-fied, and noodle for backbone, watered down religion.

People claim the name of Christianity without being Christian at all. The word Christian means to follow in the ways of Jesus Christ. As I look around and see the spiritual shape our churches are in I can’t help but feel that this isn’t what Christ had in mind.

Today the gates of hell do not have to prevail against the Church because hell is being invited into the Church. Churches across the country are having Super Bowl Sunday so those that are not comfortable in church can come watch the ballgame. When are they going to allow those who are not comfortable watching the game without beer to bring their own beer? Or even more repulsive, to have the beer on hand?

How long is the judgement of God going to be postponed before God has had enough?

I talked to a lady not long ago that asked, “Why do the ladies in your church wear dresses? We have Casual Day at our church!”

How long will it be before they have a Drunk Day or a Bathingsuit Sunday? You say that would never happen. But not long ago I heard a church went to a water theme park on Sunday.

Today it’s getting hard to tell if the church is worldly or the world is churchy. Today you have people getting saved without getting changed. However, in the bible those that came to Jesus left a different way, they left changed. If I were you I would be worried about salvation without transformation.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1,2
Why are pastors getting lured into letting modernistic gimmicks enter into the church without being concerned about compromise? The answer is simple. It’s the numbers game. If their brethren are running 100 in Sunday School, what can they do to increase their attendance? That’s right! Come see the pastor swallow live goldfish! This Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday! Come see the pastor slide down the slide into the water with his suit on. Do you recall anywhere in the bible where Jesus used such nonsense to gather people? Me neither.

So, How do you get people into church these days? Do you compromise the word of God or do you stay true to the word of God? As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! Not out of convenience, but out of conviction. It has never been popular to be on the Lord’s side. For example, The Israelites have always been viewed upon in a negative sense yet they are God’s chosen people. The disciples were blessed to have been with Jesus, yet most of them died a martyr’s death. All through church history, it was the small groups that have carried the torch of Christianity, not the large denominations of the Pharisees. God is not impressed with numbers, but God loves for us to obey His word.

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; Exodus 23:2a
Many times in church, I’ve heard the preacher preach that, “You don’t have to keep up with the Jones’s!” But pastors all across the country are trying to keep up with each other so they can report their numbers to their denominational board. The preacher shouldn’t have to answer but to one authority and that is God. He shouldn’t have to answer to a man in an office living in another state, completely ignorant of the situations in which this pastor is having to deal. The local church is to be under the authority of the pastor and the pastor under the authority of God. Not a deacon board, not the associational missionary and not the influential family of the church he pastors! Do you recall associational boards in the Bible?

This “new-fangled” religion going around is destroying the power and influence of the local church. Lost people are laughing at you.(“You” is from hereon substituted for the terms “compromising pastors” and “preachers” that have adapted to the modern religious ideas). I weep for you. The devil has pulled the wool over your already blinded eyes. You’ve gotten so used to the dark that you’re ignorant of the light. You think that rock music with Christian lyrics is a good thing and you have concerts in the church house that is intended for worship and drawing sinners toward the light of the gospel. What your doing is trying to take a medium (rock music) that the devil created and trying to glorify God. God has given us Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to glorify Him.

The songwriters of old were not in the music business but in the ministry. The hymns of “Amazing Grace” and “No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus” and many, many others were written to minister from the heart of the individuals that wrote them, not to earn a buck!!!

When you fill your church with these mediums, you get Christians without convictions, Christianity without Christ, preachers that won’t preach convictions and gain without Godliness.

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness ; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings , Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. I Tim. 6: 3-5
If you have given into these mediums in your church supposing that gain is Godliness you need to examine yourselves. You have been led astray with compromise. We are living in the latter days when the existence of apostasy isn’t a revelation but a reality. Don’t you think it strange when the Bible says concerning the age of apostasy in which we live, that you will become, “Rich and increased with goods,” and yet you don’t preach sound doctrine or about such sins as tobacco use, theater attendance, worldly music and improper dress? Does that not seem strange to you? Maybe it doesn’t because you’re scared to preach the truth in fear that you will loose your flock! After all, the Bible says they will heap to themselves teachers having itchy ears and you don’t want to be replaced for preaching about the sins of the flock do you? That makes you a compromiser and compromising builds church attendance not Christians!!! When you fail to preach convictions for perfecting holiness you’ve become a coward because you don’t want to run off your tithing church members and you probably don’t preach on tithing either.

Your new religion is building large churches where people can hide and not have to deal with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. How do I know? I see the way your people live. They don’t bear the marks or display the testimony of holiness. They have no power to overcome sin nor do they have desire to try. One of the reasons that people don’t flock to the church I pastor and others like it is they don’t like to deal with their sin. They enjoy their sin. They can attend your church and be comfortable in their sin. The reason the devil doesn’t mess with your church is you mess with it better than he can. He is vacationing from your church.

David R. Watkins, Pastor
Liberty Baptist Church
2828 Hwy. 11 South
Attalla, AL 35954
(256) 538-9600

Christians- What if Obama wins?

Filed under: Christianity, politics, Religon — Tags: , — jasmine71 @ 3:04 am

This article and blog is a must read for conservative , evangelical Christians. From the Christian perspective, the article speculates what America will be like in 2012 if Obama wins this election. Something to think about, before you go out and vote. If you care about the morality, values, and saftey of this country keep scolling down.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Obama spells ‘persecution,’ warns Focus on the Family
Analysts see same-sex marriage, Fairness Doctrine on horizon

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Posted: October 22, 2008
10:53 pm Eastern

By Art Moore

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WorldNetDaily

James Dobson

What would America look like after four years of a Barack Obama administration?

“Hardship,” “persecution” and “suffering” are among the prospects in a hypothetical letter from a “Christian from 2012” released today by evangelical leader James Dobson’s political activist group Focus on the Family Action.

Titled “Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America,” the piece clearly targets the many evangelical Christians seeking “change,” particularly the young, who could tip the election in favor of the Illinois Democrat. At the end of the letter, the fictional Christian laments that these people “simply did not realize Obama’s far-left agenda would take away many of our freedoms as a nation, perhaps permanently,” pointing to a new, liberal-majority Supreme Court unlikely to change for 30 more years.

“I get tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat,” says the fictional writer. “Now in October of 2012, after seeing what has happened in the last four years,” America is no longer “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

“Many of our freedoms have been taken away by a liberal Supreme Court and a majority of Democrats in both the House and the Senate, and hardly any brave citizen dares to resist the new government policies any more,” the letter writer says.

Focus on the Family Action, established as a separate legal entity from Focus on the Family, has expanded abilities under the IRS code to lobby for political change.

Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of public policy for Focus on the Family Action, affirmed to WND the letter is designed to address a “concerted effort by Obama and Democrats to capture people of faith since 2004.”

“Certainly, I think, younger evangelicals may be swayed by the rhetoric and charisma of Obama without really having the historical perspective of what allowing liberal Democrats to control government would do,” she said.

“I think a lot of Americans are not connecting the dots, that this would be the first time since 1965 that liberals have dominated the White House, Congress and, potentially, the Supreme Court.”

Earll affirmed that Dobson has not endorsed Republican nominee Sen. John McCain but plans to vote for him.

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In a preface, Focus on the Family Action explains the letter is a “What if?” exercise, but insists “that does not make it empty speculation, because every future ‘event’ described here is based on established legal and political trends that can already be abundantly documented and that only need a ‘tipping point’ such as the election of Senator Obama and a Democratic House and Senate to begin to put them into place.”

Focus adds that evangelicals on both sides of the election should “continue to respect and cherish each other’s friendship as well as the freedom people have in the United States to differ on these issues and to freely speak our opinions about them to one another.”

Nevertheless, the footnoted letter anticipates an America, under Obama, that realizes the worst fears of Dobson and his millions of supporters.

Among the possible developments by 2012:

Six liberal justices sit on the Supreme Court after the immediate resignation of John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the later resignations of Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy.

Homosexual marriage has been ruled a constitutional right that must be respected by all 50 states.

The Boy Scouts have disbanded rather than obey a decision forcing them to allow homosexual scoutmasters. (The Scouts already had been kicked out of public facilities because of an expansion of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to cover people who engage in homosexual behavior.)

Elementary schools have compulsory training in varieties of gender identity. Courts rule parents cannot opt out their children, because the training is deemed essential to psychological health.

Evangelical and Catholic adoption agencies cease to exist after the Supreme Court rules they must agree to place children with homosexuals or lose their licenses.

Church buildings are now considered a “public accommodation” by the United States Supreme Court, and churches have no freedom to refuse to allow their buildings to be used for wedding ceremonies for homosexual couples.

High schools are no longer free to allow “see you at the pole” meetings where students pray together or any student Bible studies even before or after school.

The Supreme Court barred public schools in all 50 states from allowing churches to rent their facilities, even on Sundays, when school was not in session.

Obama signed the Freedom of Choice Act, as he promised the Planned Parenthood Action Fund last year, nullifying hundreds of state laws that had created even the slightest barrier to abortion.

The Supreme Court in 2011 nullified all Federal Communications Commission restrictions on obscene speech or visual content in radio and TV broadcasts, and television programs at all hours of the day now contain explicit portrayals of sexual acts.

As a result of a reversal of its 5-4 decision in the D.C. gun-ownership case, it is now illegal for private citizens to own guns for self-defense in eight states, and the number is growing with increasing Democratic control of state legislatures and governorships

Parents’ freedom to teach their children at home has been severely restricted nationwide after the Supreme Court followed the legal reasoning of a Feb. 28, 2008, ruling by the Second District Court of Appeal in California.
The letter also “recalls” a President Obama fulfilling his campaign promise to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, resulting in a flood of al-Qaida operatives from Syria and Iran pouring into Iraq and completely overwhelming Iraqi security forces.

“A Taliban-like oppression has now taken over in Iraq, and hundreds of thousands of ‘American sympathizers’ have been labeled as traitors, imprisoned, tortured, and killed,” the letter says. “The number put to death may soon reach into the millions. Al-Qaida leaders have been emboldened by what they are calling this American ‘defeat’ and their ranks are swelling in dozens of countries.”

The letter also looks back at an explosion of terrorist bombs in two large and two small U.S. cities, killing hundreds and spreading fear across the nation.

“President Obama in each case has vowed ‘to pursue and arrest and prosecute those responsible,’ but no arrests have yet been made,” the letter says.

Obama ‘tested’

The hypothetical letter plays on vice presidential candidate Joe Biden’s warning to fundraisers last Sunday in Seattle that some hostile foreign country will test the inexperienced Obama in his first six months of office.

In early 2009, the letter says, Russia “followed the pattern they had begun in Georgia in 2008 and sent troops to occupy and re-take several Eastern European countries, starting with the Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.”

But the Russians don’t stop there, occupying over the next three years former satellite nations, including Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, “with no military response from the U.S. or the U.N.”

By 2012, health care has been nationalized with a single payer system patterned after the United Kingdom and Canada.

“The great benefit is that medical care is now free for everyone – if you can get it,” the letter writer says. “Now that health care is free it seems that everybody wants more of it. The waiting list for prostate cancer surgery is 3 years. The waiting list for ovarian cancer is 2 years.”

Care also has been limited for older Americans, the letter says.

“Because medical resources now must be rationed carefully by the government, people over 80 have essentially no access to hospitals or surgical procedures. Their ‘duty’ is increasingly thought to be to go home to die, so that they don’t drain scarce resources from the medical system.”

Devastated economy

The letter says many Christians voted for Obama because they thought his tax policies were more fair and his “middle class tax cuts” would bring the economy out of its 2008 crisis.

“But once he took office he followed the consistent pattern of the Democratic Party and the pattern of his own past record and asked Congress for a large tax increase,” the letter says. “He explained that the deficit had grown so large under President Bush, and the needs of the nation were so great, that we simply couldn’t afford to cut taxes at the present time.”

Several of Obama’s economic policies have hurt the poor most of all, says the letter, because they have decreased production, increased inflation and increased unemployment, leading to a prolonged recession.

“Tax rates have gone up on personal income, dividends, capital gains, corporations and inheritance transfers. The amount of income subject to Social Security tax has nearly doubled.”

The effect on the economy has been devastating, says the letter.

“When critics objected that Obama’s tax policies were leading to inflation and unemployment, he responded that our goal should not be merely to increase America’s materialism and wealth and prosperity, but to obtain a more just distribution of wealth, even if it costs everybody a little to achieve that important goal,” the letter says.

The Focus on the Family Action letter also sees gas at $7 a gallon, because Obama has refused to allow any additional drilling in the U.S. But many Democrats openly applaud the high prices since they reduce oil consumption and thus lower carbon dioxide output.

Goodbye to talk radio

Another development is restoration of the “Fairness Doctrine,” which required that radio stations provide “equal time” for alternative views on political questions.

As a result, “nearly all conservative stations have now gone out of business or switched to alternative formats such as country or gospel or other music. Conservative talk radio, for all intents and purposes, was shut down by the end of 2010.”

The fictional letter writer concludes that Christian share much of the blame, having chosen Obama because they believed he “sounded so thoughtful, so reasonable.”

“And during the campaign, after he had won the Democratic nomination, he seemed to be moving to the center in his speeches, moving away from his earlier far-left record,” the letter says. “No one thought he would enact such a far-left, extreme liberal agenda.”

Earlier in the letter, the fictional writer notes that after many Supreme Court decisions, particularly those that restricted free speech, Obama “publicly expressed strong personal disapproval of the decision and said that the Supreme Court had gone far beyond anything that he ever expected or thought that it would do.”

“But he has also stated repeatedly that he had sworn to ‘preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,’ and, now that the Supreme Court had ruled, he had no choice but to uphold the law, for these decisions were now the law of the land.”

Americans should have known what they were getting into by choosing Obama, the letter says, his record “was all there for anyone to see.”

“The agenda of the ACLU, the agenda of liberal activist judges in their dissenting opinions, the agenda of the homosexual activists, the agenda of the environmental activists, the agenda of the National Education Association, the agenda of the global warming activists, the agenda of the abortion rights activists, the agenda of the gun control activists, the agenda of the euthanasia supporters, the agenda of the one-world government pacifists, the agenda of far-left groups in Canada and Europe – all of these agendas were there in plain sight, and all of these groups provided huge support for Senator Obama. The liberal agenda was all there. But too many people just didn’t want to see it. Christians didn’t take time to find out who Barack Obama was when they voted for him. Why did they risk our nation’s future on him? It was a mistake that changed the course of history.”

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October 16, 2008

Ronald Weinland under Demonic Delusion – Biblical Proof.

Ronald Weinland said earlier in the year , that if by July 2008, America was not nuked, he would not only declare himself a false prophet but also insane. Obviously, America was not nuked in July; which by Ronald’s own words makes him an insane false prophet……not to mention a liar.. He has just made more excuses for his failed prophecies. His followers need to wake up and see they are following a fruitcake. …Please read the following article by James Lloyd of Christian Media Research. What he has to say tells the other side of the story . Most importantly, what James Lloyd has to say is very biblical….So keep scrolling down. May it enlighten the misled to the Truth.

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God’s Final Witness Is Ronald Weinland?

The latest figure to step forth touting himself to be one of the Two Witnesses is a bizarre false prophet named Ronald Weinland, has added his name to the infamous list of delusional religionists in the strange days that have found us.

Another partaker of the the tainted legacy of Herbert W Armstrong’s Worldwide Church Of God, Weinland is aggressively following in the WWCOG’s tried and true approach that says Christians will believe almost anything — especially if they can get it for free. Like the cult of 7th Day Adventism and their ubiquitous free publications Sign Of The Times and National Sunday Law, Ron Weinland pays organizations to give away his book 2008 God’s Final Witness.

Obviously, the New Testament tells us the Gospel itself is to be free (Jesus never included book publishing as a definition of the actual Gospel), but apparently the old admonition that says “you get what you pay for” is still intact, for it seems that most of the “free” goodies Christians can get are so laced with theological poison they’re not exactly a Spiritual bargain. So it is with Weinland’s piece of published trash (did I mention it was “free?”)

At least I didn’t have to waste a great deal of my free time to find out his doctrine, as Weinland hadn’t finished even his first chapter before he came right out and flatly stated his supposed identity:

“I am to announce, through God’s direct revelation, that I am one of those two witnesses.” (page 16, 2008 God’s Final Witness)

Throughout the book, Ron Weinland repeatedly tells us he is God’s Final Prophet, and any who reject that statement will die in the tribulation to come:

“The primary reason God reserved the fullness of this knowledge, until now, is to reveal who is His end-time prophet….as a consequence, they will also recognize that I am who I say I am — God’s end-time prophet and the spokeman of the two end-time witnesses.” (page 204)

“I am God’s end-time prophet, the one sent by the Almighty God to all mankind at this end-time.” (page 173)

There are a dozen places in Weinland’s book where he claims the world will be judged based upon their response to his macabre message. Conversely, Jesus Christ clearly stated that those who continually trumpet their own standing are not of Him:

“He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” (John 7:18)

Since Weinland calims to be able to receive “direct revelation” from God, it’s curious to find the book filled with all sorts of faulty and unscriptural assertions — but perhaps his hotline to God wasn’t working well when he wrote his epic. After all, even the Internet has bad days.

Most of this pretender’s output draws on long taught precepts of Armstrong’s Church of God (see the essay The House That Herbert Built on this site), but mercifully, Ron does have a couple of new wrinkles in the racist garbage he regurgitates from Armstrong. Of course, the Germans are still the bad guys (the “Assyrians” as taught by most of the Armstrongists), and the British are still the good guys (the “lost tribes” of Israel nonsense), but my personal favorite is how, even after the Millennial reign of Christ, everyone gets a second lifespan of 100 years in which to prove they’re worthy.

Most Christian groups recognize Revelation tells of how all the wicked people who have died without Christ throughout history are to be resurrected for the judgment. Indeed, the central characteristic of this prophetic sequence is how all the dead who rejected Christ, were judged and cast into the lake of fire:

“And I saw a great white throne,…And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God…And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11,12,15)

Ron Weinland simply ignores this plain statement and twists the text completely as he claims that all the wicked dead don’t end up in the lake of fire at all. He says everyone gets another chance to live in what he calls “God’s world.” Writing about the 1,000 year reign of Christ on Earth as described in Revelation, He states

“But the rest of the dead [the rest of mankind who had lived and died throughout the first 6,000 years of man’s time on earth] lived not again until the thousand years were finished [they will be resurrected to physical life once more, but they will then be living in God’s world once the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ has ended].” (page 140)

This means we’ll see Hitler, Genghis Khan, Joseph Stalin, Attila the Hun, and even Charles Manson, in “God’s World.” However, since they’ve been dead for so long, Ron tells us they will behave better in their second time around.

Unfortunately, if they don’t behave better, none of them will die young, because in Ronald Weinland’s world, everyone gets exactly 100 years to prove they’ve learned their lesson:

All who have ever lived and died will be resurrected to physical life once more. There will no longer be reproduction of human life, but there will be a one hundred year period of time for man to live and be judged by God’s way of life.” (page 169)

Actually, I may need that second hundred years, because since I’ve spoken against “God’s Final Witness,” Ron will likely see to it that I miss that Millennial thing. Hopefully, when I get my guaranteed hundred years, I won’t have to live near Vlad The Impaler.

I probably should worry about writing such an inflammatory piece about God’s Final Witness, because Ron Weinland is using his “witness” status to rain revenge on some other Armstrong followers who have apparently rubbed him the wrong way. As he offers his version of Revelation’s mysterious passage concerning “seven thunders,” he says he gets to choose the 5th thunder (and hints he may be directing the 6th and 7th) — and he has chosen to punish those in “God’s Church” who haven’t received him:

“This phase of the Fifth Thunder is one of my own choosing, which God has granted me….The method of this one last great chastening…the method for revealing through whom God is working will not be done through the manifestation of miraculous healings performed by ministers. Specifically regarding His two end-time witnesses, it will be by the power given to them for destruction and plagues, not healing!” (pages 101,104).

Weinland then recounts a recent event in which seven people died, and four were wounded, in a shooting spree in one of God’s “scattered” Armstrongist churches that had failed to follow in the true path. Thus, although I’ve mocked this clown because he’s so far off the Scriptural mark with false doctrine, we see the zeal of “believers” like Ron Weinland is not to be taken lightly. Truly, as Jesus said, “ye shall know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16).

On a recent bad fruit day in 2005, a religious zealot shot and killed 7 people, including the pastor, his son, and 5 church members before shooting himself. Weinland attributes this heinous deed to the removal of God’s protection from this sect, and claims that God is humbling the Armstrong churches from which he sprang. He further states that other leaders of these Armstrongist sects will be killed until they receive Ron Weinland as God’s Final Prophet!

Weinland then retells the story of how the prophets of Baal died horribly for crossing a prophet of the LORD, and says that he has asked God to execute those who have rejected his ministry in a similar fashion:

“I have also made a petition to the ETERNAL God of Abraham. My petitition is that this first phase of the Fifth Thunder be fulfilled exactly as it is written here.” (page 107)

He even tells us who is next on his hit list:

“The most notable deaths early on, which are yet to come to pass, will be the two remaining television presenters in the Living Church Of God. The sound of this thunder will be intensified by the early deaths of the leaders of the Philadelphia Church of God, the Restored Church of God and the Church of the Great God.” (page 108)

So much for Christ’s admonition to pray for one’s enemies, but this monster has nothing to do with Christ. To put it another way, this guy is completely out of his mind — but it’s self evident some other entity has chosen to inhabit the mind of Ron Weinland.

In the face of his obvious willingness to shed the blood of anyone who disagrees with his murderous megalomania, it seems a bit mundane to detail more of his false doctrine. However, I will make the effort since the Apostle Paul instructed believers to

“Mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have have learned; and avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)

Indeed, when Jesus Christ tells us “a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit” (Matthew 3:10), we would do well to recognize the tree is the group that generated all of this evil — and that tree is Herbert W Armstrong’s Church Of God. Thus, the doctrinal elements of this wicked tree should be considered in the light of the Word of God.

Following in the heretical doctrines of Jehovah’s Witnesses and early 7th Day Adventism, Weinland (and the “scattered” COG churches) teaches the doctrine of the trinity is a Catholic invention, and is a “perverted, sick, and damnable doctrine” (page 193.

Although a Roman Catholic council formally declared trinitarian doctrine in 325 AD, about 250 years before that, the Apostle John wrote

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

Indeed, in years of researching the subject, I’ve written a trilogy of books in which I determined the only three books written in the Old Testament after Israel’s exile functioned as a prophetic introduction to Israel concerning the LORD’s triune nature. The primary goal in these three Scriptural accounts was the standing of the believers, and the building of the temple — a subject anticipating the Spiritual temple of the New Testament Christian.

The book of Esther’s great king Ahasuerus, the central character of the entire story, represents the Father, whereas Nehemiah, as the one who actually builds the temple represents the Son. The Holy Spirit is seen in the 3rd book of Ezra, as the priest who sanctifies the temple. It’s difficult to see how the Catholics managed to write three Old Testament books 500 years before the first Catholic was born!

Weinland also subscribes to the doctrine of Soul Sleep, or annihilationism (once again, something Armstrong got from the cult of Adventism and Jehovah’s Witnesses). This is the view that says when you’re dead, your really dead, and your soul or Spirit does not continue until that second life heresy he’s manufactured.

Although there are many Scriptures which refute this, the most commonly cited verse is Jesus telling the dying thief on the cross

“Verily I say unto you, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)

Weinland says that only 144,000 from this small American sect are raised from the dead at the return of Christ (still more Adventist/JW heresy), but the Bible plainly shows there are millions who will be with Him in eternity:

“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands….” (Revelation 5:9,7:9)

Weinland follows the apostacy of British-Israelism which emphasizes the white European Anglo-Saxons as supposed descendants of the physically dispersed Israelite tribes. This spiritual malignancy is closely related to the “chosen people” myth that God holds certain racial groups (such as Jews and Anglo-Saxons) as heirs of prophetic promises based upon race. This blasphemy (also taught by the Rapture Cult) ignores the New Testament imperative that your identity in Christ is purely in the realm of the Spirit:

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision [Israelite family lineage] availeth anything, nor uncircumcision [Gentile family lineage]; but faith which worketh by love” (Galatians 3:26,29,5:6)

Although he dances around the subject a bit, Weinland actually teaches the 144,000 are going to become “elohim” — the Hebrew word that is rendered God in our English Bible. Claiming these special believers will become “the God-Kind,” he states that

“Elohim is the name of the God Family.” (page 206)

This is an ancient heresy, but since he has removed the divinity of Jesus, and redefined the Holy Spirit as a spiritual power without deity, there’s plenty of room in the godhead for us:

“Herbert W Armstrong, was given understanding….that God’s Family is not a closed trinity, but instead, it can grow into the billions.” (page 206)

When you move into the realm of the “truth” put forth by this liar, he claims you will “become” God. Referencing the believer who allows God and His Son to dwell within them, he writes:

“This spiritual creation continues in spiritual growth until the time it can be born (of spirit) into the Kingdom of God, into the Family of God, becoming Elohim.” (page 228)

“The 144,000 are referred to as the firstfruits of God’s Family, since they will be the first from among the families of mankind to be resurrected and become God (Elohim)” (page 232)

Most people who have actually read their Bibles recognize this was exactly the temptation offered by the serpent to Eve in the Garden, if she would only eat the forbidden fruit:

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5)

The danger posed by false prophets such as Ronald Weinland is not related to prophecies which fail, it is related to predictions which are fulfilled. The fact is, just about every prophecy teacher on the planet is stating that tribulational events are upon us.

This means that because we do live in the generation which will see all of the tribulational events described in Bible prophecy fulfilled, when these things come to pass, many will follow deceivers like Ronald Weinland, simply because he declared such things. Conversely, it doesn’t take a prophet to see famine or world economic chaos coming because the mechanisms are plainly visible to those who are knowledgeable in monetary systems and agriculture!

Worse yet, most believers have been erroneously taught a false prophet is one who misses a prediction, when the Scriptures actually state the opposite:

“If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee saying Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams…. (Deuteronomy 13:1-3)

It’s crucial we see this passage tells us the prophet who pitches “other gods” is a false prophet; and since Jesus Christ is God, anyone who presents a version of Jesus outside of the Scriptural portrait is teaching about another god. The Apostle Paul made the connection when he said

“for if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached [or] if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, le him be accursed.” (II Corinthians 11:4,Galatians 1:9)

The bottom line is Ronald Weinland, and the “Church of God” that spawned his demonic book, are deceivers of the first magnitude. In this regard, we would all do well to realize that if you find yourself standing at the throne of God and cast into the Lake of Fire for believing the words in books of this nature, you won’t be able to tell God “But the book was free, so I thought it came from you.”

— James Lloyd

Thanks for reading this article by Christian Media Research. ~ Jasmine71

See Also

The House That Herbert Built

Recognizing Christian Identity

Nehemiah The Pre-Messiah

Hadassah Of Shushan (Esther)

The Spirit Of Ezra

Exiled On Earth – The End Of The Age In Esther, Nehemiah, & Ezra

Have a great day!

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