Truly the King is coming soon, as there is an assault taking place against the cross, the symbol of hope, and spiritual freedom for millions all down through the course of history. Who is behind this assault you ask? Why it is the Rev. Moon, and the liberal ministers who sided with Moon and removed the Cross-from their churches, dumping it in the dumpster.
Why does the Rev. Moon want to ‘tear down the cross’?
1. The cross as a roadblock: it is standing in the Rev. Moon’s way of setting himself up as the ‘second messiah’, as long as the cross stands, those who are working towards a new age of world peace and love cannot accomplish their goals.
There is no proof that Rev. Moon is indeed the Anti-Christ, but there is no doubt that he is helping set the stage for the coming of the Anti-Christ. Moon is a false teacher that has lead many souls to Hell by his deceptive lies, and teachings, here is what God say’s about people such as the Rev .S. F. Moon.
2 Peter 2:1 Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there also will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.
There were false teachers back in the Bible days, and there are false teachers roaming the earth today as well. Tearing down the cross is definitely denying the Master who bought them, and they will surely meet with their destruction at the hand of the Lord whom they deny.
2 Peter 2:2 Many people will follow their immoral ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned
Rev. Moon’s false religion has attracted many people over the years, it is no surprise that they are attacking the Christian faith in this way, the Cross of Christ a roadblock that stands in the way of Rev. Moons plan to exalt himself as the messiah of the new age.
2 Peter 2:3 In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. The ancient verdict against them is still in force, and their destruction is not asleep.
Undoubtedly some have even left the Christian church to join up with Moon’s ‘Unification Church’, not realizing that in doing so they are sealing their eternal doom by rejecting Christ and his cross.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.
Those who want to believe the lies of various cult leaders have been given clearance to do so, for God has allowed them to believe the lies of unscrupulous cult leaders, and in doing so they have sealed their fate for all of eternity.
1 John 4:1-2 Dear friends, stop believing every spirit. Instead, test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize God's Spirit: Every spirit who acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.
How can we tell what is of God, and what is not?
The above verse teaches us to test the spirits to see if they are of God or not. How do we accomplish that? “Every Spirit who acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. That means that any spirit, or religion that denies the Jesus is the Christ, and that he came in the flesh, is not of God.
Philippians 3:18 For I have often told you, and now tell you even with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
2. The Cross-of Christ is a stumbling block to the Jews:
1 Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified. He is a stumbling block to Jews and nonsense to Gentiles.
Jews largely reject Jesus of Nazareth as their promised Messiah. Most Jews even today claim that Jesus never completed the prophesies of the Old Testament, so therefore he is not the promised one. Never mind the fact that the Book of Isaiah contains aprox. 120 Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ as the true Messiah that are all fulfilled within the pages of the New Testament, these clearly prove the Jesus is indeed the promised Messiah of Israel.
The Bible states that “Christ” is a stumbling block to them. In other words they are so blinded by religion that they cannot see the truth concerning Christ, and trip right over it, and keep on going. The Cross-and the Messiah who they helped crucify on it, are offensive to the Jewish people. They cannot see how Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for their sins, that the previous religious system of the daily sacrifice was just a shadow God’s plan for them. Many Jews still await their ’Messiah’, just as many in Bible times did. The Jew’s are so fixated upon the coming of a political messiah, whom they expected long ago to come and free them from Rome’s tyranny, that they stumble right over the fact that the long awaited messiah, both came and left right under their noses.
Not all Jew’s today are still waiting for many have realized the truth concerning Jesus, and have come to a saving knowledge of their Messiah and King, Jesus the Christ. These are living testimonies to the saving power of the Cross of Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:14 However, their minds were hardened, for to this day the same veil is still there when they read the old covenant. Only in union with Christ is that veil removed.
3. The Cross-is foolishness: Many just blow off the Gospel and the Cross of Christ as utter foolishness, they often today reject it without any real knowledge of what consists of, they write off Christ without any real reason.
Young people are conditioned in today’s enlightened society to reject the Christian faith, they are taught that it is an intolerant religion of hate, and that Christians are hate mongers, this could not be farther from the truth. The modern day classroom has become an indoctrination tool of Satan to blind young hearts and minds against the Christian faith.
2 Peter 2:1-2 Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there also will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many people will follow their immoral ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned.
Yes the schools and universities are loaded with every type of false teachers imaginable. Hollywood and the other icons of today’s pop-culture are the false prophets of the day, and they have perverted and maligned the truth of the Gospel, the message of the cross over and over again.
4. The cross stands as a reminder of sin: seeing it reminds the lost that they are indeed, lost in their sin. These cannot stand to look at the cross for in doing so, they are constantly reminded of their sin, and rebellion.
Many continue to live day after day in their sin, not really stopping to consider the consequences, they just keep on living under the weight of their own sin. Soon enough the weight will become so heavy that it will surely send them dropping into hell, without warning. The great preacher/evangelist of the 1700’s, Jonathan Edwards wrote these words “That they are always exposed to destruction, as one stands in slippery places is always exposed to fall. He also wrote “That they are liable to fall of themselves, without being thrown down by the hand of another; as he that stands or walks on slippery ground needs nothing but his own weight to throw him down.
Well there we have it, the weight of ones own sin is enough to take them down. How can it be that so many blindly reject the only person that ever loved them for who they are, and is willing to take them in if they will come and ask? The answer is that Satan the master of lies and deceit has blinded their eyes and stopped up their ears so that they cannot see, hear, nor understand the truth.
John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.
Just mention God, Jesus, or the Bible to the wrong person and watch them freak out about it. Sinful people are highly offended by even the slightest mention of Christ, or Christianity because it reminds them that they are lost and on they’re way to Hell. Lost people don’t want to look at Nativity scenes at Christmas time for the same reason. It just proves their guilt doesn’t it? They know deep inside that they stand guilty before God, and they don’t want to be reminded of it.
Christ willingly suffered the torments of the cross for the sake of the human race, whose sin being very great could never afford to pay God enough to cover the cost of all of our sin. If only people would settle down long enough to take a good look at the Gospel, they might just find what they have been missing all this time.
5. The cross stands as a beacon of light in the darkness: a symbol of hope and spiritual freedom to those who will come and kneel before it. It stands as a spiritual statue of liberty, holding forth the beacon of hope to all who will come and bring their poor lost souls, their broken dreams, and their sin tired lives to Christ who stands with his arms outstretched saying “come unto me all who are weary, and I will give you rest”.
Yes the cross is a type of lighthouse, lighting the way to safe harbor for all the sinking ships that are our their, if they would only come in to the harbor (Jesus), they would find peace and safety there like they have never known before.
Evil men however, love the darkness, and cannot accomplish their evil plans out in the open where anyone can see what they are up to; they must conceal their work until they are ready to unleash it upon the unsuspecting world. That is why they work to quench the light of the cross, in order for them to carry out their evil plans.
How much more we who know the truth should carry out the mission given us by our commander and chief, Jesus. He has ordered us into the world to preach the Gospel unto every living person, and to make disciples of all nations.
Mark 16:15-16 Then he said to them, "As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who doesn't believe will be condemned.
Matthew 28:19 Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
When our Lord and his cross is attacked, we should all, each one of us stand up and speak the truth.
The Cross of Christ is undeniable! You cannot separate Christianity from the Cross; it is the main symbol of our faith. The one who denies the cross, has denied Christ himself, and is not a Christian, but lives as an enemy of Christ and his cross!
Let me remind you of the words to an old song of the church!
“Onward Christian Soldiers, marching as to war, with the Cross of Jesus, going on before,Christ the royal master, leads against the foe, forward into battle, see his banner go!”
And what banner are we talking about, the Cross of course!
Let us NEVER bring disgrace to our Lord by tearing down his cross!
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