Fraud, Fake and Frivolous

“For I know this, that after my departing
shall grievous wolves enter in among you,
not sparing the flock. Also of your own
selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away disciples after them.
Therefore, watch, and remember, that by the
space of three years I ceased not to warn
every one night and day with their tears.”     Acts 20:29-31

 

Paul, the apostle to the gentiles, knew human nature.  He was not a fool.  His comprehension of people was astounding.  This Pharisee of Pharisees had the rare mind to quickly see through the evil of people both in the body of Christ and the pagans.  This was a talent which most people do not possess.  He was prophetic.

In our culture there are men and women who have this knack to see and to comment upon tomorrow.  What these gifted people do is to read history and then draw a contrast to our time.  This annoys people.

When this happens the future tellers state – what, why, who and where.  The question that cannot be stated is that “when”.  This is always in the control of the Lord God.

On his way to Jerusalem for the last time he stopped at Ephesus where on the beach the future was stated just before the boat left.

In our refined civilization – Ha! Ha! and Ha! – anyone who adopts the principles of the early Holy Spirit church of the New Testament is obviously a fundamentalist and bigot.  There are some exceptions.  Some Baptist, some Pentecostals and some old time Christian churches still do. Protestants for the most part have been neutered.  The force of evangelism and Christian living is not applicable today to the liberals.

Young people as a group will blatantly say the church is not relevant to this age.  Supposedly we live in the post Christian era to accept this remark is a fraud, fake and frivolous.  If you want to accept the heathen way I can only laugh how stupid you are.  You will end up with the life that is meaningless.  My suggestion is it is your choice and not mine.

It was not until about 150 years ago that liberalism in the main stream protestant groups was infiltrated by the liberals who were being educated in Europe and especially Germany.  When the 1920’s and 1930’s came there was a heathen who made deals with the Roman Catholics and Lutherans so they kept their mouths shut in Germany.  His name was Adolph Hitler.

BIBLE BELIEVERS IMPACT

To the knowledge of this writer there has never been a study of the impact of the Bible believers on the physical inventions during the time of Bible beliefs in the United States.

NAME        —        INVENTION

    • Whitney — cotton gin
    • Deere —  plow
    • Bell — telephone
    • Edison — electric
    • Hoe — rotary press
    • Wright — airplane
    • Reed — yellow fever
    • Selden — transmission
    • Shaler — typewriter
    • Blidden — barbed wire
    • Holly — central air
    • Burrowes — window screens
    • Morem — machine gun
    • Thompson — electric
    • Taylor — radar
    • Painte — bottle caps
    • Hadaway — electric stoves
    • Bensen — gas burner
    • Morse — telegraph
    • Carnegie — steel

 

This list could be doubled very easily.  There are three tremendous ideas that came which fathered these inventions.  The American Revolution, Constitution and Bible believing people.  The first two did not spring into existence without Bible believers.  It was the environment of fundamentalism about which allowed men to use their minds for the benefit of all civilization as well as the American people.

PRICE TO PAY

The fundamentalist are necessary. When the basics are diluted and cast aside then what was beneficial will rot.

Israel went through this very deterioration when the worship of God was not kept.  This applied to both kingdoms of Judah and Israel.  It was Jeremiah who called for a return in Jeremiah 4:1

“If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return unto me; and if thou
will put away thine abominations out of my sigh, then shall thou not remove.”

Additionally he wrote in Lamentations 4:6:

“For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater
than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in moment, and
no hands stayed on her.”

Ezekiel 7:3 states the punishment will not be held back:

“Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee,
and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon
thee all thine abominations.”

We think in about 785 B.C. Hosea said the priest were evil in Hosea 5:1:

“Hear ye this O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye
ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have
been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.”

Amos in 787 B.C. lamented and then wrote also in Amos 3; 10,14

“For they know not to do right, saith the Lord, who store up violence
and robbery in their palaces. That in the day that I shall visit the
transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Beth-el:
and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.”

It is sickening to read the sins covered in Micah 2:1,2:

“Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! When the
morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take
Them away; so they oppress man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

The list is endless if one reads the prophets of the Old Testament.  Their sin is not different than ours.  Just as we are, they have lost sight of the basic key to the fundamentals so did they.

 

AN EXAMPLE OF A LOSER

One of the main line Protestant churches in the United States is a group called Disciples of Christ.  Since 1968 this group has lost 60% of its membership at this point.  In the year 2008 its report there were 679,563 but in 2012 the membership showed to be only 625,252.

This group has lost its basic core.  Truthful I do not know what they have as a doctrine of salvation.  In four years by their own figures they have lost 54,311 members.  This is an 8% drop.

I suspect that the Methodist, Presbyterian and other main line groups are not much different.

The Romanist’s have deep trouble, and its membership is also down.  The church has been inundated with real problems of about every description.  The new Pope from Argentina is not going to solve the problems.

 

CONFUSED

The Disciples of Christ went the way of the liberals.  Truthfully I do not know what their belief is.

There is a way for a person to have a foundation to build a belief system.  The following are some basic rules:

  1. Read the Bible and especially Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
  2. Then read the book of Acts which will show how new persons are brought into the body of Christ.
  3. Associate with a church who has beliefs as near to yours as possible.
  4. Go through the procedure of becoming a Christian as hearing the gospel, believe the gospel, confess your sin, repent of your sin, and immerse in the water.

One of the ideas of this blog is to reaffirm a belief in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior for all mankind.

The fraud put on the modern denominations is a means to extract power and money from as many as possible.  If you do not accept this then look at the salaries of the leaders and the lavish buildings.  As soon as money has been released to these heathen then if you get a Christmas card feel lucky. Power and money are their motivation.

The fake factor is always present.  Watch when too many public prayers are uttered.  The test is how these people speak of evangelism and the removal of sin among people.

The frivolous programs of godliness is the highest type of silly humans.  The wolves dance around the discipline and commands of the New Testament.

Our life must be centered about the Son of God.  John wrote in Revelations 22:13-15:

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to
the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without
are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters,
and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”

Your life here and eternity depend upon what you do with and for Jesus.

“Stand up, Stand up for Jesus
ye soldiers of the cross
Lift high His royal banner
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall He lead
Till every foe is vanquished
And Christ is Lord indeed.

                                               Duffeild

 

Gerald Fugit

December 29, 2013

www.diggingoldwells.com

 

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