The Christian way or faith officially began at the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, God’s Only Begotten Son, on the Cross of Calvary over two thousand years ago. The purpose for Jesus’ death was to offer His life as a substitute for the sins of all mankind. This is the reason that the Apostle John expressed in John 14:6 that there was only one way to Heaven and that way was through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. This is also the rationale for the Apostle Paul stating in Hebrews 9:22b that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. As a result, a sacrifice must be made by a sinless person in order for God to forgive men and women for his or her sins. Of course, Jesus Christ was the only sinless person available to give His life as a sacrifice. Therefore, Jesus Christ had a passionate purpose for His death on the Cross; He would become man’s escape goat that would permit God to turn His back to the wickedness of all mankind.
Ultimately, after the death of Jesus Christ and as a result of persecution, Christianity was spread by many apostles, disciples, and followers of Jesus Christ throughout the ancient Roman Empire. Eventually, it was spread to America by the first colonists from Europe in the early 1600s. These colonists brought the true gospel of Jesus Christ with them, the very gospel that Jesus Christ had taught His followers prior to His Crucifixion. Of course, this true gospel of Jesus Christ was written on the pages of God’s Holy Bible, which, according to II Timothy 3:16, was the Holy Spirit-inspired Word of God. As a result, the Holy Bible is profitable for doctrine, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. Therefore, the true gospel of Jesus Christ requires that all who would claim to be followers of Him must follow His teachings as they were written over two thousand years ago in His Holy Word. In fact, according to the Apostle Paul in Galatians 1:8-9, there would be a curse placed on anyone who preaches any gospel that denies the deity of Jesus Christ and His atonement for mankind through His shed blood on rocky, Golgotha Hill.
Unfortunately, according to the Apostle Paul in II Timothy 4:3-4, there would come a time in Christendom when its ministers and its followers would turn their backs to the true gospel. Paul said, “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.” This is America in the 21st century. In fact, too many ministers are preaching their own satanic ideologies instead of the true Word of God. Those who sit in the pews each week blindly accept the unbiblical words that their ministers preach to them, too, since many of them have never read the Bible. They also blindly accept those who violate the teachings of the Holy Bible into the American Church as born-again Christians. Of course, this ought
not to be. But, as already stated by the Apostle Paul, these type aversions to true Christianity would happen in the last days. Also, Solomon, King David’s son, stated in Proverbs 14:12 what would be the outcome of those who participated in these aversions to true Christianity. He stated, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Obviously, Solomon could not have said it any more plainly than he did. However, too many ministers and their congregations have accepted Satan’s substitute plan for salvation which leads to spiritual death.
What is Satan’s substitute plan for salvation for America’s Christian Church? Satan’s plan of salvation for America’s Christian Church (churches that do not preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ) takes an “anything goes” approach, just like the postmodern world takes. His plan of salvation basically brings the sinful things of the world into the Christian Church. As a result, the Christian Church permits its members to live lifestyles that are an abomination to God and Jesus Christ and, at the same time, profess to be born-again Christians. Too many times, Christian Church members in America compromise the Biblical standards that Jesus Christ expects true Christians to follow if they expect to go to Heaven. In fact, it is extremely easy for a person to say he or she is a Christian and follow an orchestrated routine from just attending church regularly. But, for a person to truly live for Jesus, it takes a consecrated and dedicated effort. However, too many postmodern-day Christians are lukewarm and apostate.
Of course, as stated in Revelation 3:15-16, John the Revelator expressed God’s opinion on these type Christians. It reads, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Obviously, God does not accept those who profess to be Christians who do not obey the teachings of His Holy Word and just play the “Church Game.” Also, as stated in Matthew 7:22, those who are not truly dedicated to God and who attempt to obtain salvation without accepting Christ’s blood-bought plan of salvation are looked upon with disdain. It reads, “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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Therefore, God does not accept those who attempt to obtain a false salvation based on works either.
Another provision of Satan’s plan of salvation is to get America’s Christian Church to bow down to the demands and dictates of the world and to become a more politically-correct religious entity. Ultimately, based on America’ Christian Church’s attitude, it accepts abortion and homosexuality as an integral part of the dogma of many of its churches. But, what is the rationale for the American Christian Church’s bowing down to these abominable sins? Basically, the American Christian Church has accepted these abominable sins in order to prevent anyone from having their feelings hurt, since God is a God of love. However, if the true gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, people will have their feelings hurt; they will be offended and they will feel condemnation, too. In fact, the Bible is depicted as a two-edged sword. in Hebrews 4:12. It reads, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Therefore, any thing that resembles sin in a person must be spiritually cut away, since absolutely no one who is unrepentant will be permitted to enter Heaven. Also, they would be expected to show true remorse for the sins which they have committed. Otherwise, their salvation experience would not be recognized by God and the Lord Jesus Christ, since it would not be the same salvation experience that Jesus Christ paid for with His death on Calvary’s Cross.
But, what effect did the acceptance of abortion and homosexuality by America’s Christian Churches have on the nation at large? First, based on the stance taken on abortion by America’s Christian Churches, many professed Christians now see nothing wrong with aborting a baby, just as their non-Christian counterparts. Of course, as a result, more babies would be murdered at birth than most people would be expect, since Christians, of all people, should value the sanctity of life that was ordained by God. But, since too many postmodern Christians have the name but not the experience, they have joined the abortion bandwagon that has become a stench in the nostrils of a Holy Creator. Also, with Christians supporting the abortion agenda, it has been much easier for the federal government to permit and fund abortions. Without an outcry from the total Christian community, the pro-choice agenda in Congress has been very successful. Therefore, America’s Christian Churches must share the blame for the premature death of potential laborers and professionals in America, which means less Social Security benefits but more government taxation. Ultimately, more taxation is needed to offset the loss in revenue from the millions of taxpayers that were denied the opportunity to use their potential physical and mental abilities to shore up America’s economy. Needless to say, abortion has brought shame and disgrace to America and America’s Christian Church.
Second, based on the stance taken on homosexuality by America’s Christian Churches, many professed Christians have accepted homosexuality as an alternate sexual lifestyle, even though God’s Holy Word clearly denounces it and categorizes it as a sin. Therefore, the homosexual agenda has been railroaded into the American society by America’s ungodly, humanistic politicians. Unfortunately, the number of homosexual politicians in Washington, D.C. is growing at a rapid rate. This is the reason that it is difficult to prevent certain anti-Christian bills from becoming legal laws in the nation that was once considered to be the “light on the hill.” But, now it is working overtime to destroy America’s moral fiber in order to get votes from the homosexual community.
However, as a result of America’s Christian Church condoning homosexuality, it must now accept part of the responsibility, along with America’s leaders, for the success of the homosexual agenda in America. By condoning homosexuality in America’s Christian Church and in society at large, homosexuality has made inroads into all sectors and institutions of the American society. In the military, gays and lesbians can now serve openly. In many states, homosexual couples can now legally get married. At the national level, homosexuals have been given a “protected status,” which means that if someone hurts a homosexual because of hate, he or she will get three times the ordinary punishment. In public schools, homosexual-support curriculums are being used for the purpose of glorifying the homosexual lifestyle. In fact, homosexuals are permitted to openly talk to students in their classrooms about their deviant lifestyle, but yet ministers of the gospel are prohibited. Finally, to add insult to injury, some church denominations have ordained homosexuals to be ministers even though the Bible clearly states that God hates that particular lifestyle. Therefore, if the America’s Christian Church condones immorality, it might as well condone every sin listed in the Bible and otherwise.
Finally, there is one final example of what could happen in America because America’s Christian Church has failed to speak out against homosexuality because it might offend someone. The example is the Student Non-Discrimination Bill that has been introduced in Congress by Representative Jared Polis, a homosexual and radical activist. The bill which is known as the “Homosexual Classrooms Act” has the following provisions:
*Require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts so “homosexual students” don’t feel “singled out” during already explicit sex-ed classes.
*Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation, even peer pressure to “experiment” with the homosexual “lifestyle.”
*Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates, as part of their specially-protected right to “freedom of expression.”
*Force private and even religious schools to teach a pro-homosexual curriculum and purge any reference to religion if a student claims it creates a “hostile learning environment” for homosexual students (restorefreespeech.org).
Therefore, if this bill becomes the law of the land and if homosexual students are put on a pedestal as a result of it, America might as well change its name to Sodom and Gomorrah. Of course, everyone knows what happened to these two ancient cites because of their immorality. Also, as most people know, immorality destroyed the Roman Empire and, most likely, it will destroy America, too. As stated in Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Also, as stated in Numbers 32:23, “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.” Needless to say, homosexuality has brought shame and disgrace to America and America’s Christian Church, too.
Finally, a third provision of Satan’s substitute plan of salvation is the removal of the anointing of the Holy Spirit from America’s Christian Church. Of course, this has been a very easy process, especially since America’s Christian Church has a form of godliness
but denies the power of God. Therefore, the ministers are too busy promoting their own personal ideologies and those of so-called Christian groups that are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing. Also, many members of these congregations are too busy promoting anti-social behavior inside and outside the four walls of their perspective churches. As a result, since the Holy Spirit anointing will not reside upon a church or upon a person that lives an unholy life, it is no wonder that God has removed the Holy Spirit anointing from religious charlatans who preach a bloodless, politically-correct, “don’t offend anyone,” and “don’t mention Jesus name” gospel message. Needless to say, Satan is well-pleased with the acceptance of his substitute plan of salvation. In fact, it is unimaginable how so many of America’s postmodern churches and their congregations have swallowed Satan’s lie from the pits of Hell without realizing that they are being deceived, just like the Bible said it would happen in the “Last Days.”
In conclusion, the postmodern ministers who preach a social and political gospel are afraid to preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the unadulterated Word of God. Instead, they preach from books that they have written and/or books that other Christian authors have written. Of course, the material contained within these books would picture God as a God of Love, not a God of Justice. As a result, He would not send anyone to Hell. Therefore, most sermons preached in these churches would basically be motivational talks that would make the members feel good about themselves, regardless of the sinful lifestyles that they have lived Monday through Saturday. But, these ministers are correct in their beliefs to a certain degree. God is a God of Love, but He is also a God of Justice toward those who refuse to accept that Jesus Christ is God’s Only Begotten Son. Also, He is a God of Justice toward those who refuse to accept that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. Finally, He is a God of Justice to those who refuse to accept the atonement, the only plan of salvation that Jesus Christ paid for with His own blood on the Cross of Calvary. Ultimately, many souls will die and go to Hell because ministers in America’s Christian Churches have turned their backs on the Lord Jesus Christ and His Plan of Salvation and have replaced it with Satan’s “sinner-friendly” plan of salvation. As a result, these churches have given up their spiritual birthright that is responsible for eternal life for a distasteful bowl of contaminated, cultural soup that causes eternal death.
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