Are You Following a New False Religion?
Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr, AUS Ret.
THE WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL AND ALL NATIONS THAT FORGET GOD!
"But though we, or an angel from heaven preach unto you any other Gospel that that which we have preached unto you, (the OLD CROSS), let him he accursed", - (Gal. 1:8).
Within recent months, I have distributed many one page flyers titled THE OLD CROSS VS. THE NEW CROSS. It came from an anonymous source, but was of such a vital nature, and I have received so many favorable comments on it, that I have decided to enlarge on its contents. It is a MUST message for these "closing out days of tins Age". This article titled ARE YOU FOLLOWING A FALSE RELIGION? needs to be read in humbleness, asking God's Holy Spirit to lead us into His truth.
Three distinct scriptures are given as a basic reference. Hosea 4:6, which says: "My people are destroyed for lack of KNOWLEDGE; became thou has rejected knowledge I (God) will also reject thee, that thou shouldest be no more a priest to Me! seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children."
We need to realize here, that there is a great deal of difference between KNOWLEDGE and the EDUCATION which is being pushed so vigorously by the advocates of Secular Humanism.
The English word KNOWLEDGE, as used here in the KJV, comes from the Hebrew word "da'ath" which literally means: "to be aware of; to know". EDUCATION, on the other hand, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, means: "to train; to develop skill of mind by formal schooling, or study".
One can easily see the importance of teaching TRUTH. If TRUTH is not taught to the developing mind, all sorts of problems arise.
The Apostle Paul recognized the difference between a KNOWLEDGEABLE man, and one who had EDUCATED God out of ins life. In Romans 1:21, 23, Paul used these rather harsh words: "Because that when they knew (about) God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain (Greek: "mataioo: meaning: "to become foolish; to become wicked, or idolatrous; vain") in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools". Paul goes on to enlarge on tins in 2 Timothy 3:7 -when he speaks about those who are "Ever learning, and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth."
Today, America is overrun with "educated idiots", with strings of degrees behind their name, yet who refuse to accept the truth as laid down by God in His Holy Word. The prophet Isaiah, writing hundreds of years before the time of Paul further labels them in Isaiah 56:10, 11, when he says: "His (Israel's) watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant (of the truth), they are all dumb dogs; they cannot (or will not) bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber: Yea, they are greedy dogs (Heb. "keleb" literally meaning: "a male prostitute") which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand, they all look to their own way, everyone to ins gain..."
What a terrible indictment of our nation's political and religious leaders. Instead of acting as WATCHMEN to warn our people of danger, they have "gone to sleep on duty," or worse yet, joined the enemy. They will lie, and compromise to stay in office, or to gain a larger church, or stay on national television.
This truth was vitally illustrated to me a number of years ago, (before I learned the truth about Judaism, and began to speak out about it), when I spoke at a large Christian University in the East. Conversing with it's Chancellor, I asked him why Dr. Billy Graham had gone soft on communism and liberalism, when at one time he took a strong stand against it. (Today he will not hold a city revival unless the ultra-liberal National Council of Churches is one of its sponsors).
Yet this organization publicly advocates things which Dr. Graham knows are wrong.
After a few seconds of reflection, this godly educator answered; "A few weeks ago, Dr. Graham and his wife Ruth were in this office, and I asked Billy this same question. He refused to answer or look me in the eye. But ins wife Ruth, looked me straight in the eye, as she said: 'We intend to do anything necessary to fill the football stadium." "Doing everything for their own gain," the Apostle said.
Then we have another strong witness in Amos 8:11-12 - "Behold the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will seed a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord, And they (the people) shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north, even to the east, they shall run too and fro to seek the Word of the Lord and shall not find it". During times of spiritual famine such as this, charlatans have an easy prey among people seeking the truth, unless they have a firm foundation in God's Word.
This is a terrible indictment against our preachers and seminary professors. It too has second and third scriptural witnesses. In Jeremiah 23:22, we are told: "But if they (the pastors and priests) had stood in My (God's) counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they should have turned from their wicked way, and from the evil of their doing".
As we look around us, we can see that there has been very little "turning from wicked ways," among our people. Even the great charismatic revivals of recent years, which were supposed to have saved thousands, have made little inroads on sin. A few years ago, the charismatics boasted about how their revivals in Rwanda had saved 86% of the people. Yet it was these "saved" Pentecostals who chopped up other Christians, merely because they were from an-other tribe.
The same thing on a lesser scale has taken place within the White Israel nations of Christendom, as preachers have done a fair job in preaching the "salvation" message, but have sadly neglected the message of "Christian responsibility after salvation". Today, the average church has become one that follows the NEW CROSS path of compromising with the world in order to receive it's approval.
Paul admonished the young preacher Timothy, in 2 Timothy 4:2-4 to: "Preach the WORD! (not the doctrine of some church, but the WORD); be instant in season, out of season (in other words, make your preaching coincide with what the Word teaches); REPROVE! REBUKE! EXHORT! with all longsuffering (patience and forbearance) and doctrine. For the time will come (it is here now), when they (church lay men and women) will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts (yearning for material. things) shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching (Gk: "knethos" meaning by implication to "tickle.") ears; and shall turn their ears from hearing the truth, and shall be turned to fables."
This is what happens to Christians who follow the NEW CROSS teaching of men like evangelist Benny Hinn, or Paul Crouch of Trinity Broadcasting System (TBS).
What are these "fables" they teach? The Apostle identifies them in Titus 1:10, 11 - "For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision (Jews - Benny is one, you know), Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert (lead astray) whole houses (families), teaching things winch they ought not, for filthy lucre's (money's) sake". Watch the actions of these Judeo-Christians TV charlatans as they "PRAISE THE LORD" loudly on one hand, while raising money for their cause on the other.
I recall a recent event on television, where the Trinity Broadcasting System, headed by Paul and Jan Crouch were holding their nationwide PRAISE THE LORDATHON!! Over and over again, so-called Christians, including Jan, were shown dancing in most un-Christian attitudes, as they whirled to the beat of the same jungle music used by the Satanists in darkest Africa. (I know for I have seen them on the scene in Africa). Jan was dressed to look more like a high priced prostitute, than the wife of a dignified president of a Christian Broadcasting System, with her blonde hair piled high on her head, and makeup "ala Tammy Bakker". She danced and whirled with the best of them, banging her noise maker and shouting: "Praise the Lord!" We have just passed the $4-million mark!" All during the preaching that followed, often by Black preachers who steamed up the audience with their shouting rendition of what they called the WORD, a message flashed across the bottom of the screen which said: SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ...! I thought of the verse in Tints 2:11 where Paul said: "...who subvert whole houses, teaching things they ought not, for filthy lucre's (love of money's) sake". The Apostle Paul goes on to further explain this in vs. 14, where he says: "Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men that turn from the truth," and I recalled how these anti-Christ enemy of God (Jews) are praised on tins so-called Christian Broadcasting System.
Have you ever heard this verse used as the text for a sermon? In sixty years in a fundamental Baptist church, I never beard it even read! This is another indication that these folks are following the NEW CROSS!
A final scriptural reference I'd like to use is found in Phil. 3:18, 19 - "For many (so-called Christians) walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you, even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ; Whose end is their destruction: whose God is their belly (love of material things), and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things."
Here is the crux of the problem. Our churches are crammed with "saved" folks. They want Jesus as Savior, all right, so they take Him as a sort of Celestial Fire Insurance Policy to keep them out of hell. But they do not want Him as King, no matter how often they call Him "Lord". For when they accept Him as "King", they MUST acknowledge His right to control their lives, and neither they or their pastor's want to stop "doing their own thing!"
As the result of this kind of religious thinking, we have seen a strange and very sad phenomenon take place in America where with 50-million "born again" Christians, the nation is headed for hell faster than at any time in our existence. Is it because the vast majority of these folks want to follow the easy way of the NEW CROSS, rather than the path of dedication required by the OLD?
Could it be that most professing Christians are in the category spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 5:13, when He said: "Ye (Christians) are the salt of the earth: but when the salt has lost its savor, (it's ability to act as salt and hold back corruption), wherewith shall it be salted? (How can it be rejuvenated?) it is therefore good for nothing but to be trodden under the foot of man". In other words: "Thrown into the garbage!" "Harsh words," you say, but from the lips of the Master Himself!
How many professing Christians do you know who are Alka Seltzer Christians? They come to church on Sunday and "fizz" for an hour or two, then the rest of the week you can't tell them from the worldly crowd. They go to the same places (casinos; bars, etc.) They run around with the same worldly crowd; they use the same worldly language, many won't even say "grace" before they eat in a public place. For all intents and purposes, they are not only in the world, they are of the world. Then we wonder why the country regresses into sin and corruption.
Paul, looking at the NEW CROSS Christians of His day said (Gal. 1:6, 7) - "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another Gospel: which is not another: but there are some that trouble you, and would pervert (Greek - METASTREPHO, meaning: "corrupt; turn from the truth") the Gospel of Christ."
Once again the ugly head of the NEW CROSS raises itself as a tool of the enemy, to turn Christians away from the truth. Unfortunately, many are "sucked in" by their sorcery.
So let's spend a few moments seeing how almost unannounced and undetected, this Gospel of the NEW CROSS has crept into our Christian churches and polluted them! (This is especially true of those churches who pride themselves with being Judeo-Christian).
While the NEW CROSS gives every outward appearance of being the real thing, it's relation to the OLD CROSS is superficial, while the differences are fundamental.
Let me examine the NEW CROSS, point by point and show you how it differs from the CROSS taught in God's Word!
1 - This new evangelical approach employs essentially the same language as the old-time evangelism, while changing its contents and misplacing its emphasis.
As you examine the CROSS taught in the Bible, you find that it has no ties with the world system. It carries out the harsh sentence imposed by the Garden of Eden and given re-emphasis at Sinai: "The soul that sinneth, it shall die!" It is not a message sinful man likes to hear, for it is opposed to the sinful nature of "unsaved" men and women. The Apostle Paul explained it this way: "Wherefore the law (of Mt. Sinai) was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith." (Gal. 3:24)
When we look at the Law of Sinia, we know immediately that we can't keep it! And knowing it's sentence, we go scurrying to find a way to safety. Our search reveals only one way out of our predicament, and this is through the shed blood of Christ, when we accept Him as Savior and King. This is the OLD CROSS!
But the NEW CROSS does not oppose the sinful nature of mankind. It recognizes it as being universal and that it crops up in the best of families. So this false religion becomes a friendly pal, and if it is understood properly, can become a source of oceans of fun and good innocent enjoyment. (Ask most any teenager what they want most out of life and they will tell you: "We want to have fun! We want to live life to it's fullest!)
You see, the teaching of the NEW CROSS, allows sinful Adam to live without interference, which is exactly what he wants. He wants to be free to "do his own thing", whatever that may be. He doesn't have to change Ins life very much to become a church member under this "new order". His accent is on self enjoyment, rather than on service. He is now having "fun" on a higher level, morally, if not intellectually.
You see, the NEW CROSS teaching gives an entirely new approach to evangelism. The evangelist does not demand that the seeker give up his or her old life before becoming a Christian. He doesn't preach contrasts between the old life of sin and the new one of Christian dedication. He preaches similarities. He seeks to key into public interests, especially among young people, by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant demands on your life. It negates completely Christ's orders in Matt. 16:24, where He said: "If any man (woman) will come after Me, let Him deny himself, and take up his CROSS and follow Me. For whosoever will save his (her) life will lose it; but whosoever will love his (her) life for My sake, will find it".
The OLD CROSS demands OBEDIENCE and DISCIPLINE, while the NEW CROSS makes no unpleasant demands on the seeker. The crux of the matter is in DENIAL. The WORD says you MUST deny yourself, but the NEW CROSS, says, "NO!" you can continue doing worldly things, we will merely raise them to a higher plane. (So we will have dances in the church from now on, for that will keep our young people in a Christian atmosphere).
Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring for at the moment, the NEW CROSS will find skillful and clever ways of accommodating. It will show the world that the church offers the same thrills, on a higher spiritual plane of course, which will be more spiritually uplifting than the worldly version, while giving you the same sensations.
So although the WORD of God says very clearly in Lev. 20:13 - "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death". The NEW CROSS crowd immediately says: "But that was in the Old Testament, where God was a God of hate; we live under the New Covenant of LOVE, and while we may hate the sin, we MUST always love the sinner, so let them join the church. In fact, we don't even object too much if a homosexual becomes pastor of our church. We Christians must be broad-minded, you know."
But the OLD CROSS, as found in the NEW COVENANT, has the same message: Romans 1:21) "Because that when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Vs. 22) -"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools". (vs. 23) "And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the image made like corruptible man..." Vs. 24 -"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves".
He goes on in Vs. 26 and 27, to explain the homosexual lifestyle, which is now approved by the NEW CROSS, and in Vs. 32 shows that the same penalty, DEATH, that as found in Leviticus, is in operation in the New Covenant.
While the OLD CROSS demanded the DEATH penalty for the sinner, the NEW CROSS merely redirects him into a better way. It gives him a cleaner, jollier way of living, and saves his self-respect. He no longer has to look on himself as a rebel against God. To the person who is "self-assertive", it says: "Come and assert yourself in Christ!" To the "egotist" it says: "Come and do your boasting in the Lord!" To those who seek "thrills", it says: "Come and enjoy the thrill that only Christ can give!"
Any Christian message which is slanted in the direction of the current vogue in order to make it acceptable to the public, while the philosophy behind this deception may be sincere, its sincerity does not save it from being false. It is FALSE, because it is BLIND! It misses completely the true meaning of the CROSS.
The message preached by the NEW CROSS preachers may be 97% good, but it is like rat poison that is 97% cornmeal. It is the 3% arsenic that kills. So it is with the protégés of the NEW CROSS. Their spurious teaching of a "pre-tribulation" RAPTURE, causes potential soldiers of Christ, to hide in their comfortable spiritual foxholes, while the battle rages, as they pray for Christ to rescue them from the results of their own apathy.
They teach that Christ did away with the Law on Calvary, and that Christians are no longer "under the law". Even though Jesus rebutted this falsehood Himself, and the Apostle Paul said in Rom. 3:31 - "God forbid!"
They seldom speak about SIN, which the Bible defines as "transgression of the law", in 1 John 3:4. So according to their way of reasoning, if there is no LAW, there can be no SIN, yet we see the results of it all around us every day.
The teaching of the NEW CROSS causes its followers to accept church doctrine, which elevates God's worst enemies, to a Chosen People status, even though the King told the Jewish leaders: "Ye believe not, because ye are NOT OF MY SHEEP" (emphasis mine), (John 10:26). In Matt. 23:14, Jesus accused the Jewish leaders of going to great length to gain converts, only to change them into "two-fold more a child of hell than yourselves", which should give you a clear picture of where Christian Zionists stand in Christ's opinion.
Yet the NEW CROSS pastors venerate them and place them on a pedestal, even though we are warned in 2 John 11 that to do so makes us "partaker in their evil deeds". How many of you who read these words will be willing to stand before God some day and answer for the millions of unborn babies who have been murdered in mostly Jew run, Jew owned abortion clinics? The Bible says you will be held accountable, if you help them! This will apply to everyone, even the Hal Lindsey's the Jack Van Impe's and the Peter LaLonde's.
I believe it would be worth our time to look specifically at the OLD CROSS. It is a bleak, stark, symbol of death! It stands for an abrupt and violent end of human life.
In Roman times when a man took up his cross and started down the road with it, he had already said "good-bye" to his family and friends. He knew he was never coming back, for the cross he bore never made any compromises. It modified nothing! It spared nothing! It slew all of the man, completely and for eternity. It made no attempt to remain on good terms with its victim. It struck cruelly and hard, and when it had finished its gruesome work, the man was dead!
Whether we like it or not, the race of Adam is under the death penalty. God told our father and mother, Adam and Eve (Gen. 2:17) "Of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest of it, thou shalt surely die".
Our maternal grandmother Eve, preferred to believe the "tempter" rather than God, when he told her: "...Ye shall not surely die! For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, your eyes will be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil". (Gen. 3:4, 5).
The Bible tells us that when Even "saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise; she took of the fruit thereof and did eat, and gave unto her husband also with her; and he did eat". Thus death came to the Adamic race, for they began to die the moment they ate of the forbidden fruit
Today, there is no commutation and no escape from the death penalty, whether you follow the OLD CROSS or the NEW one.
God cannot approve of the "fruits of sin", no matter how innocent they may appear to our earthly eyes. So God saves men and women by slaying them on the cross and then raising them to life through the death of His Son, our Kinsman Redeemer.
Any evangelist or pastor who attempts to draw friendly parallels between the ways of God and man, is false to the truth of God, and cruel to the souls of those entrusted to him. He will be held accountable before God for his falsehood. In Luke 17:1, Jesus told us: "...It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him through whom they come. It were better that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he offend one of these little ones".
Faith in Christ does not parallel the world, it intersects it! In coming to Christ we do not bring our old life up to a higher plane, we leave it at the CROSS. For we KNOW that the "corn of wheat, must fall into the ground and die before it can reproduce", (John 12:24).
Those of us who preach and teach the Gospel, have a tremendous responsibility on our shoulders, for we must not think of ourselves as Public Relations agents, sent out by God to establish good will between Christ and the World. We must never imagine ourselves as being commissioned by Christ, to make Him acceptable to big business, sports, the press, or modern education. We are prophets, not diplomats! Our message MUST never be one of comparison. It MUST BE - :"Repent, or ye shall all likewise perish," (Luke 13:3).
This is why I am somewhat skeptical of the professional athletes who claim to be Christian. They say they "love the Lord", yet continue to play ball on Sunday, when they know they are keeping many people away from church. What they profess, is not consistent with what they do!
The Christian compromise with sports and the world has gone so far that the Catholic church holds a Saturday night mass, so that its people are free on Sunday to do what they want while a huge Southern Baptist church in this area, has a special meeting during the week, for its members who work in the local casinos. No wonder our nation is in trouble when we put ourselves first before God. Isaiah 58:13 we reed: "If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call it the sabbath of delight, the holy of the Lord; honorable, and shall honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord, and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it". How many so-called Christians do you know who follow this admonition?
God offers eternal life to all those who will come to Him through His Son, Jesus the Christ. He does not offer an improved life, as the NEW CROSS teaches, but a NEW LIFE, out of death! Whoever wants to possess it, must be willing to "pass under the rod". They must be willing to completely repudiate themselves and agree with God's just sentence against them.
What does this mean to the individual? to the condemned man or woman who is seeking life through Jesus Christ? There is only one way this theology can be transmitted into life! It is quite simple. It comes as one is brought under conviction by the Holy Spirit and who is willing to repent! They MUST be willing to completely forsake their sins, the worf9€and themselves! They must cover nothing, defend nothing in the old life, excuse nothing! They MUST come not seeking terms at the hands of God, not to "plea bargain" with Him, but with a willingness to bow their head before the stroke of God's displeasure, acknowledge that they are worthy of it. Hebrews 10:31 tells us: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." It is not the easy, "speak a little prepared prayer and ask Jesus into your' heart," that the modem evangelist loves to speak about.
This is not something one can safely "fool with", for "Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man (woman) sows, that shall they also reap." (Gal. 6:7)
Once you come to the realization that you are helpless to save yourself, that no amount of wealth, prestige, or good works can give you eternal life, then you are ready for Holy Spirit conviction of sin, which will cause you to repent and gaze upon the face of the risen Savior, accepting His sacrifice made for you. When you do this, then power, and life, and rebirth, and cleansing will come into your life.
The same CROSS that ended the earthly life of the Son of God, now puts an cod to you, the rebel and sinner, with your earthly desires. Then the same power that raised Christ from the dead, will raise you up to a new life in Christ Jesus. It is not an elevation and bettering of the old life, it is something completely new, a new beginning!
Many will object to this assessment. They will say it is too "narrow," or is my private view of salvation. Yet God has set His "hallmark" of approval on this message from the day of the Apostle Paul to the present, whether it has been stated in these exact words or not. This has been the context of all the preaching that has ever impacted and brought true power to the world in the last Twenty Centuries.
If you don't have this power and witness in your life, I suggest you take a close, personal inventory of your Christian experience, to make sure that you received the truth of the OLD CROSS, rather than the falsehood embodied in the New.
The Reformers and Revivalists of Christendom put their emphasis on the OLD CROSS, and men, women, and children; whole communities and countries were saved through the mighty operations of the Holy Spirit. Point out to me, if you can, one mighty revival in the last fifty years that has changed the spiritual face of America. The "high powered" evangelist sweeps into town with his entourage and fills the football stadium night after night. Service after service people flock forward at his persuasion to kneel at the altar and sign a Commitment Card. The media headlines "forty thousand saved in this Holy Ghost revival." Then the evangelist leaves, and the city returns to pretty much as it was before. The bars remain open, the prostitutes and pimps still prowl the streets, the dope peddler can still be found at his favorite corner, and the places that peddle flesh and pornography still continue at full speed.
compare this to the old revivals, preached under the OLD CROSS, that took place in the Nineteenth and the beginning of the Twentieth Century; preached by men like D. L. Moody, Billy Sunday and other Spirit filled men. The bars were closed, pimps and prostitutes were saved, the halls of pornography were closed, WHY? Because the power of the OLD CROSS causes men and women to change, while the preaching of the NEW, may bring church members, hat in many instances they are the "salt which has lost it's saltiness
Today, with time running out, this country, and all of Christendom for that matter, needs a real dose of the OLD CROSS, in order to survive. It is the only medicine that will put the FORMULA FOR SURVIVAL into operation: "If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will HEAL THEIR LAND," (2 Chron. 7:14, emphasis 'nine). How we love to quote this verse in the churches of America. But have you ever heard your pastor preach a sermon on Isaiah 59:1, 2?
n this passage we are told that God has not lost His power. He is the same God that opened the Red Sea, shook down the walls of Jericho, and stood beside the Shepherd boy David as he faced the Philistine giant Goliath. But verse 2 says: "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you that HE WILL NOT HEAR" (Emphasis mine!) Why don't we hear this message preached from our pulpits? Is it because it is not a pleasant message and does not fit in with the gospel of the NEW CROSS? Instead we have God pictured as some grey bearded grandfather character, sitting on a fluffy cloud, as He looks over the earth and says: "I know they are a bunch of ornery little devils, hat I love them so much that I will make certain they all get into my kingdom." No way! No matter what the apostates preach differently!
Today as the clouds darken, the thunder rolls, the lightning flashes and the storms of the New Age Movement move in, we need to KNOW that we have a FORMULA FOR OUR SURVIVAL that will work. It will work because God said it would! (2 Chron. 7:14)
Must our people be driven to their knees and have their nose rubbed in the dirt, before they will "listen to God, OBEY, and be saved both spiritually and physically?" In the "olden days" our forefathers were called "stiff necked", and looking back over the last 35 centuries, it doesn't seem that we have learned very much. We certainly haven't learned the lesson that: "He who does not learn from the mistakes of history is bound to repeat them."
In I Cor. 10:11, we are told that the warnings of scripture were for our example and "written for our admonition." That's why Deut. 28 was written. It clearly outlines the blessing that come through OBEDIENCE, and the curses that come when we disobey.
It is the story in brief of modern Christendom and what is happening to us. Notice vs. 25 - "The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before your enemies. Why do you think that great, powerful Uncle Sam was defeated in Korea and Vietnam by nations smaller than most of our states? We did not win a victory with honor in either war. We lost them! Not because of the lack of bravery on the part of our men in uniform, but because of the lack of moral courage on the pert of the men who were running our government. Then to add "salt to our wounds," these same men abandoned our "prisoners of war," often to a horrible death and are now "licking the boots" of our one time enemy, in order to get material gain. How much more immoral can leaders become?
In vs. 33 we are told that "The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation thou knowest not eat up ..." If you can't see this happening in our Foreign Aid Program, it is because you have deliberately closed your eyes and mind to the truth.
Vs. 43 says - "The stranger that is within thee shalt get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him; he will become the head, and thou shalt be the tail." Under the NEW CROSS theology this is what has happened, until today, we see once Christian America, being run by heathen aliens who hate our God. (Look at President Clinton's appointees to high government positions. The vast majority are Black, Hispanic, or Jews, and very few qualify as Christian. Many are oriented towards the immorality of sodomy).
In verses 58-61, we are told the diseases that will come because of our disobedience. Could AIDS be one of them? The health of America is in jeopardy today in spite of the billions we spend on Health Care Programs. And we haven't seen anything yet, unless we repent and turn to God. The NEW CROSS will not save us! Under the OLD CROSS, we have two options: (1) "God's way - the easy way"; (2) or, we can continue "doing our own thing", and learn that "The way of the transgressor (they who buck God), is not only very hard, but that it ALWAYS leads to DISASTER"? Why is it that the adherents of the NEW CROSS never teach this eternal truth?
Dare we, as heirs to God's legacy of power, tamper with the truth? Dare we, with our stubby little pencils, erase the lines of God's blueprint or alter the pattern God showed us at Calvary! God forbid!
Let us return to preaching the "whole counsel of God's Word; the OLD CROSS", and know once again, the firsthand power and victory which can be ours through Christ Jesus.
I dare you to look closely at yourself. Stand before the mirror in your comfortable home and look yourself straight in the eye, if you dare. Search your heart! What CROSS do you preach? The OLD or the NEW? Which King do you follow, the King who died for you on the OLD CROSS, or the anti-Christ Lucifer of the NEW?
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