How generations have been lost

There was a family who lived in Melbourne who attended a Pentecostal Church. This was in the 1950s when they preached the Word and were strong against any kind of sinfulness.

We know, for example, that in the 1960s, Thomas Foster set up his CRC in Richmond. In those days, Pentecostals were using the King James Bible, and the Pure Cambridge Edition was in common use. The family that I am referring to actually had PCEs.

However, in the 1960s, there were massive attacks happening on Christianity through the Social Revolution, and the consequential Left-wing inspired attacks on the death penalty in Victoria, the Vietnam war in Australia and so on.

A young man growing up in that environment, in the family I am referring to, with Christians who actually had good beliefs, yet was seduced by the world, turned to sinfulness, promoted human rights and eventually became an atheist.

This young man went from Christianity to error in the following steps:
1. Embraced human rights activism/social revolution causes
2. Rejected the authority of the State
3. Turned to liberal theology
4. Embraced homosexuality
5. Believed evolution
6. Became an atheist

This is important to see in several ways. First, to see how temptation works as a seed by degrees.

The next point is one which contradicts some creationists, who say that basically evolution is the cause of many of today’s evils. At one time people did not believe in evolution, and did evil. As this man’s life illustrates, believing evolution only came at the end, it was actually accepting various errors about “causes” that first seduced him.

I doubt this young man had ever made a true profession of faith, but sort of was, like most, believing on his parents’ coattails.

I say this, because I was 14 when I was born again, and that was a decision independent to my own parents’ views. Evidentially, this young man at age 14 was essentially “converted” to the Left, and that seed of rebellion went the whole way to its full fruit.

This young man accepted a religion of the universal declaration of the human rights, because this is where the “power” of infidelity is based, in a human-based authority about human-derived freedoms.

So how is it that a good Christian family, who were filled with the Spirit, used the King James Bible, and spoke strongly against sins, yet brought up a son who rebelled entirely against this?

There’s a lot of children who have been abandoning the faith since the 1960s, and while the Church and families can be blamed for that, we also need to understand that in the world, the spirit of error has become very strong.

In those days Pentecostals viewed movies and television as evil. And in time, when they got a TV set, they would strongly restrict how much television the children could see. Often, young people who grow up feeling repressed would rebel. This was because Christians no long saw their religion as powerful, but rather thought that cutting off from the world would ensure purity and preservation of God’s tiny remnant.

While censorship and caution are commendable, the defeatist mentality and legalism were not right.

A truly born again person should not have internal longing for sin and carnality. The solution, therefore, would be to convert the children. This would require knowledgeable parents to instruct their children in the Lord. Sadly, the parents often were not knowledgeable, and this all the way back through the generations.

So then, the true solution would be a level of Christian education so that people who know the truth would be able to educate their children properly.

The most important spiritual movement we can ever see is where normal people are educated so as to educate their children properly.

Pr 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

THE DEMONIC POSSESSION OF MAGOG

Mt 8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
Mt 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
Mt 8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

There is a hierarchy of spirits. When the legion of spirits, led by a spirit being called “Legion”, possessed a man, he went mad. That same being was able to enter into not only one being, but a group, a herd of pigs.

Those pigs, mere beasts, did not disperse as a group, but rather, as a group, in one accord, rushed straight into the water and drowned.

We know that those evil doers who do wickedly can become like animals, both physically (see 2 Samuel 23:20) and figuratively (see Matthew 25:33). People who do evil can become very low, and the Bible even calls such people beasts.

We read in the Bible of a man called Gog, leader of the people of Magog. But what would happen if devilish interference, so to speak, the hierarchy of devilish “surrogates” or “parasites” or “links” were made to the entire Magog nation, like how the devils entered into the herd of swine?

We must lay aside the wrong assumption that the devil is only the cause of madness. Could not an evil spirit be an intelligent being, a philosophical being, and could it not function in a certain kind of order? We should not assume that the devils are all chaos, because the account of the spirit of Tyrus.

Eze 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
Eze 28:4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
Eze 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches

Spirits do indeed operate in relation to nations, because when the angel fought the prince of Persia, Daniel was told that another spirit, the prince of Grecia would come. A godly man would not suggest that the Greeks were all possessed, but rather, that among the Greeks was found a devilish work: in the Greek kingdom of Syria, under Antiochus Epiphanes, this was certainly manifest.

The same can be said about the false religion of Islam.

This leads us to look at the Legion principle in relation to Gog, the spirit, and Gog, the rising leader of Russia, and that relationship with the spiritual outworking onto the people.

The rising leader of Russia then is a philosopher king who essentially embodies the spirit of Gog. However, this person is not detached, but rather, is connected to the people of Magog by the multitude of certain evil spirits.

As the fallen angels have a hierarchy, and as society itself has hierarchy, it leads to a kind of ordering of society, being obviously first, the leader. Under him directly is the class of the wise philosophers. The next is the class of the warrior knights. Then are craftsmen and farmers.

This requires a tremendous alteration in thinking, because it does away with “capital” and private property, and extols the virtue of extreme ego and talent.

Now, we know that God can and is pouring out His spirit, and that spirit can be throughout a nation for good. How much better and well ordered is a nation then where God is at work, not the devil.

Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Joe 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

That spirit or spiritual environment of openness to God, is of course of the Holy Ghost.

Fighting the cultural war

Bill Muehlenberg runs a website https://billmuehlenberg.com/

His views are fairly typical of serious Protestants from recent years.

On his site, he has tried to attack Infidelity. He has done this largely by confronting various social issues. This is like trying to kill a hydra by cutting at its heads.

Here’s how the battle used to be illustrated by Protestants:

This image from the old Creation Science Foundation should have put “Infidelity” as the foundation of the bad side, and added the flag of evolution to the castle. On the other side, “God’s word” is the actual foundation.

The way to really defeat the issues is to get the right foundation (on our side) and to strike at the foundation of the other side.

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6a).

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Geopolitica.ru attacks Protestantism

According to Russian Eurasianist geopolitical articles from geopolitica.ru, Protestantism is somehow the “real” enemy of Russia. This is highlighted in an article called “The Crusade Against Us” by A. Dugin and “The Christian Right” by G. Krupey dated 16 May 2018.

This will examined and countered by a Protestant view which views multiple fulfilments of Bible prophecy and is by nature divine interventionist, geopolitical, ideological and providentialist as presented on bibleprotector.com by M. Verschuur.

Geopolitica.ru argues that Liberalism as backed by America is not mere pluralism, but a tyrannical ideology. Bibleprotector.com argues that the pervading ideology manifest in Liberalism is Infidelity, and that Infidelity is of spiritual antichrist.

Geopolitica.ru claims that Liberalism has a hidden layer or basis, one which is theological and religious, that is, Protestant eschatology. But bibleprotector.com says that this is incorrect. Infidelity and Liberalism, which is the basis of the infidelity of the Enlightenment and Modernism, is actually based on the work of Catholics, Jews, Deists, Freemasons and apostate Protestants. One can therefore not justly accuse Protestantism itself of being responsible, though apostate Protestants, ones who departed from Protestant traditions, are highly culpable.

“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” (1 John 2:19).

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Fats or vats: does spelling matter?

INTRODUCTION

A certain King James Bible only teacher said, “Some critics like to point to Joel 3:13 where some KJBs read ‘fat’ while others read ‘vats’ as proof the KJB is flawed. Who are these people and what is the answer?” (The word “fat” is the Biblical spelling of was is today spelled a “vat”, which is used in wine making.)

Of course, there are critics of the King James Bible who would indeed seek to cast doubt on the accuracy of the King James Bible and would want to undermine the continuing use of it. They would ask which is correct, should it be “fats” or “vats”? And if some King James Bibles have been printed with one spelling (most have “fats”), and some with another (a few more recent examples have “vats”), they then seek to undermine the Bible itself. If we are supposed to believe that the Bible is the Word of God, what is it, is it “fats” or is it “vats”?

But this KJBO teacher made a presentation where he said that there were King James Bible people who were using a spelling variation maybe to unintentionally condemn people or maybe to promote the particular printing ministry associated with their church. That is not the way Christian charity (love in action) should work, as the KJBO teacher rightly addressed this issue. But sadly, like many of the older KJBOs, he did not quite rightly explain or understand the “fats” versus “vats” issue, because although he said he was against modernising spelling today, he said that the smallest unit of preservation was only words, not letters or parts of words (which would relate to spelling, etc.).

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We are Laodiceans

It is well known that the seven churches mentioned in Revelation chapters two and three record seven period of Church history. Most analyses agree:
1. Ephesian: Early Church
2. Smyrna: second and third centuries persecuted Christianity
3. Pergamos: from Constantine to the rise of the Roman Catholic institution
4. Thyatira: Christians during the Papal era
5. Sardis: from the Reformation to the French Revolution
6. Philadelphia Church: the missionary era Church
7. Laodiceans Church: the present time last days Church

Often people point to the Philadelphian as a high point and then sneer at the compromise and weakness of the Laodicean Church which is lukewarm, indifferent, deluded and growing apostate. This view is espoused by people as diverse as Independent Fundamentalist Baptists to Russian master philosopher Alexander Dugin.

We are not in the Philadelphian era, but the true Christians today are the good Laodiceans versus the bad ones.

Re 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Re 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Re 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Re 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Re 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Re 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Re 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Re 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Jesus gives the solution to the Laodiceans. Notice that some can and will heed His warning. Now the promise for the Laodiceans who believe is:

1. Wisdom and riches
2. Holiness and true salvation
3. Discernment and proper interpretation

And it gets better, Jesus promises a feast for those who will heed his call. The supper is not just the heavenly one, but now in this time, present time blessings.

So it is good to be a Laodicean Christian, to be one who has bought the gold, got dressed, sees clearly, heeds the call of Jesus and enters full blessing.

The warning for the others is that they will depart out of the Body of Christ.

Examination of Dugin

We read about the final Eastern Antichrist in Ezekiel, Daniel and other portions of Scripture.

In Russia we see this spirit now advancing, a spirit against Christ’s spiritual work, “Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.” (Zech. 6:8).

Rising Russian leader, the deep and dark thinker, Alexander Dugin, stated on his message number 13, “Other sovereign states can also do what they want. They can be forced by force, but not by law. Sovereignty abolishes the idea of ​​international law. International law is a system of treaties, constantly changing, between sovereign subjects. Several sovereign states can force another sovereign state to do something or not. But this decision is force, not legal.”

This is laying the groundwork for Russian military power. We read this in Eze. 38:13 where it states, “Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?”

Nations can expect a belligerent Russia to be invading and interfering with other nations, because the Bible shows us, which of course is the very message being broadcasted from Russia.

But notice that the word “force” is used by Dugin, even saying, “forced by force”, showing what is his ultimate essence.

We read in the Scripture the following prophecy:

Da 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Da 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
Da 11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

Interestingly, with reference to the gods and forces, Dugin has created a kind of matrix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 to explain everything:

1. Dugin’s will himself.
2. The two opposing elements in his geopolitical views, the land and the sea. Dugin is against the sea.
3. The three logoses (logi), being Apollonian, Dionysian and Cybelian. Dugin is against the Cybelian.
4. The four political theories, Liberalism, Communism, Fascism and the Fourth Political Theory (iconographed by the Jupiter symbol). Dugin is completely against Liberalism.

These numbers, in hermetical magic, are called “aeons”, which represent primal powers of the universe.

Accordingly, Dugin is above the gods, certainly against what he calls Cybele, which he hates. But what is he really attacking with his whole invented Cybele Logos? According to Dugin, “Cybele”, the island goddess, has several attributes which he is against, including the feminine quality, the rising from the bottom up and everything that is not him.

We find in Scripture that the true people of God, called the “bride”, are to arise from the earth. Not only in the future, but there is a spiritual rising through history. Consider the temple. There is a temple of God in heaven, and there was the temple built at Jerusalem on earth, but the temple of God today is His Church, His people.

The prophecy of Revelation 11 shows that the two witnesses “ascend up to heaven”, and besides all the trouble liberal secularism has caused (see Revelation 11:13), there is then the sounding of the seventh angel, where the proclamation is made, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15b). Following this is the revelation of the spiritual temple, the Church, in its latter days glory with power and authority in this time.

This is a prophecy of Christ rising to reign over the Gentiles, as the Old Testament says, “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” (Isa. 11:10). And again, “He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.” (Isa. 42:4).

Because it proves that things both can and cannot be;
Now is the Protector the king over the sea!