To Seduce the Elect
Part 1 of 7
An in depth look at some of the falsehoods which have invaded the Christian world and the danger they pose to Christ and His church, with apologies to none.
By Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr AUS Ret.
This is a book about false teaching, especially those which are currently being taught in three branches of Christianity. We will look without bias, into error where it is to be found, that has crept into the Judeo-Christian churches of America, and into the Roman Catholic churches. These two branches of Christianity, make up the majority of those who go by the name of Christian. We will also look into an ever growing minority of White Christians in America, and throughout the Free World, who are known as Identity Christians.
These are people for the most part who have come out of the Judeo-Christian and Catholic world, as they came to the realization that they were physical descendants of Abraham, entitled to the blessings which go with this, and also the added responsibilities to God and man. Unfortunately, as often happens, falsehoods have crept in here too, as the enemy seeks to sow seed of dissension and doubt in the hearts of our people.
Immediately, when the subject of falsehoods and exposing those who teach them comes up, we are asked the question by zealous Christians: "Is it right to judge? Is it right to expose false teachers and doctrines and to name names in the process?"
As an introduction to this book, I want to try and answer this question, at least in part by using a very revealing article, written by Ralph C. Griffin, which appeared in the Summer Issue 1994, of his newsletter, THE SWORD AND THE TRUMPET, P.O. Box 870, Chandler, TX 75758.
While I do not agree 100% with the doctrinal beliefs of Brother Griffin, the purpose of this Introduction is not to criticize him, but to benefit from his wisdom.
In Hebrews 5:14, we read: "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil".
Those who are unwilling or incapable of discerning or judging between good and evil are in this manner revealing either their disobedience or their spiritual immaturity.
Yes, it is biblically MANDATED TO JUDGE, TO EXPOSE FALSE TEACHERS AND DOCTRINES, AND TO NAME THE NAMES of those who teach error and thus perhaps irreparably harm the Body of Christ. A thorough and exhaustive proof of the above conclusion would fill an entire book, but I'll only briefly establish the scriptural basis for this truth.
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness". (2 Timothy 2:15,16)
Wolves in disguise have entered the flock and are deceiving many! False teachers are free to spread their poisonous doctrines today because there is a "conspiracy of silence among Bible believers!" For this reason, it is important for us to closely examine their teachings. While it goes beyond our ability and authority to ascertain the motives of their hearts, it is well within our ability and authority to evaluate their doctrines. (This is the purpose of this book - Author Mohr).
This examination is not for the purpose of tearing down or simply to be negative, but only to help those who wish to be biblical.
Discerning Bible readers are aware of Jesus' many warnings about the false messiahs and false teachers that would abound in the "last of these last days". Christ said that these deceivers and their deception would be one of the first and clearest signs of the closing day of this Age. He warned His disciples 13 times in the Gospels to be alert to such deceivers. Jesus called them "hypocrites"; "blind guides"; "whited sepulchers"; "serpents"; and "ye generation of vipers". (Matthew 23:23-34)
When dealing with false teachers, false prophets and those involved in God's house for the purpose of dishonest gain; i.e., money changers", Christ's words were sharp and His actions plain. In John 2:16, we listen as He said to them: "Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise". Then He drove the money changers out of the temple with a whip He had made out of rope.
Yet today, Christians are told that we are to fellowship with men whose doctrines are as un-scriptural as those of the Pharisees.
We are not supposed to rebuke anyone for their compromise, yet it is true that the anti-Christ himself and his false prophet, will be worshiped by all the world as Christ. This means that his followers will be so-called Christians. Should true Christians not be warned of this?
In exposing un-scriptural teaching by noted Christian teachers, authors and other leaders in the church, it is important to remember that we are not questioning their commitment to the Lord. However, what must consistently be scrutinized and confronted is teaching or living is that which is scripturally in error, no matter who may be presenting it.
The Apostle Paul corrected the Apostle Peter publicly and named those who were leading others astray, and continually combated errors in his epistles. Paul had to oppose Peter's actions as being without scriptural support on one occasion (see Galatians 2:11-17). Suppose Paul had refused to enter into controversy with his friend Peter. With leaders piloting the Christian boat in the wrong direction, the infant church might have been shipwrecked on the rocks of Jewish legalism. (There is some of this same danger inherent in Identity -Author Mohr). Peter's ministry was not nullified as a result of being corrected. It did serve as a reminder that everything taught must be in accordance with sound doctrine as stated in God's Word.
Peter rebuked Ananias and Sapphira by name, in Acts 5 and as a result, the early church was in fused with a wholesome fear of God and His holiness. (This is something most churches lack in this age - Author Mohr).
Examples found throughout the scriptures demonstrate the value of reproof for the conviction of sin and erroneous teaching which might have otherwise gone unheeded, leading to destruction of some. Paul's naming of Peter and Barnabas, Alexander the coppersmith, Hymaneus and Philetus, and John's exposure of Diotrephes are just a few biblical examples of public correction.
There are some who assert that such matters should be dealt with privately in accordance with Matthew 18:15-20. But this passage deals with matters of personal offense - issues between individuals, not false teaching, and doctrinal problems which subvert the gospel and are promoted publicly.
Dave Hunt, in his THE BEREAN CALL of Jan. 1994, writes: "All scripture is profitable for correction. Designed for the benefit of believers, this teaching of God's Word, is very much out of favor among today's church leaders. It's astounding that page after page of the Bible involves some form of correction, yet any such application among Christians is generally avoided or received as emotionally harmful, 'negative or un-loving' is the Word. On the contrary, correction is biblical and necessary".
The Apostle Paul, writing in Colossians 2:8 says: "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments (GK - stoickeron -4747 meaning: fundamentals) of the world (order) and not after Christ".
In 1 Timothy 6:20-22, speaking to the young evangelist, he said: "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoid profane (GK - bibelos - 952 meaning: "heathenism; by implication Jewish notions) and vain babblings (GK - henophonia - 2757 meaning: "empty sounding, fruitless discussions), and opposition of science falsely so called (Note that true science is never in conflict with the Word - Author Mohr) which some professing have erred concerning the faith".
When I have previously addressed this issue, there is usually an immediate suspicion that I am attacking a person rather than questioning ideas and practices from a biblical standpoint.
Romans 16:17-18, is often quoted to condemn anyone who might question a brother's teaching. They quote: "Now I beseech you brethren, mark them that cause divisions and offenses... and avoid them". They ignore the middle part of this passage which says "contrary to the doctrines which ye have learned". This passage is speaking about those who are teaching un-biblical doctrines, or as Paul says, "another gospel".
Divisions in the church are created by teachings that are contrary to sound doctrine. False teachers serve only themselves, not Christ, and deceive the naive with smooth talk. Romans 16:18 says: "For they (false teachers) that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly (GK -koilea - 2836 meaning: "heart") and by good words, and fair speeches, deceive the hearts of the simple". (GK - akakos - 172 meaning: "innocent; unsuspecting".)
The Bible tells us not to fellowship with them, but also tells us not to ignore their destructive heresies - because that would be compromise. The Word teaches that "sound doctrine" cannot be perpetuated through compromise, in 1st Corinthians 15:33, Paul says: "Be not deceived, evil communications corrupt good manners". Compromise cannot be avoided without separation (see 2 John 10,11) - "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, (see vs. 7) receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed, (helps him in any way), becomes partaker in his evil deeds".
A biblical fundamentalist had been described as one who "adheres with strong convictions to the fundamentals of the Christian faith, and who insists on separation from worldliness, apostasy, and disobedient brethren". While separation is not one of the essentials of the Christian faith, it is a necessary pre-requisite for being a fundamentalist and must be seen as a defining element in fundamentalism. (This word has been terribly overworked, and incorrect meanings have been given to it in recent years. I am a fundamentalist in its true meaning, and am proud of it - Author Mohr).
In the foreword of the book PSYCHOHERESY by Martin and Deidre Bobgan, Dave Hunter commented: "...many church leaders, though well intentioned are feeding... deadly poisons to the Body of Christ... Christian leaders should be held accountable for what they say in books, magazines and in the pulpit, or on radio or TV. Certainly no one can object if what he has stated publicly is quoted or questioned publicly. If a church leader is granted immunity from challenge or correction, then the Reformation was in vain and we are back under the un-scriptural authoritarianism of a Protestant popery..."
"If (a particular teaching is) valid and biblical, then its proponents have nothing to fear from a factual and scriptural analysis of its tenets; and if it precedents are in fact false and dangerous, then lovers of God and truth will be grateful when error is exposed".
(I have often been questioned about writings of leaders in some church group, and am compelled to say: "Much of what they say is true, but like rat poison, which is made up of 97% cornmeal, it is the 3% [poison; untruth] that kills - Author Mohr).
If we then, as well as others who, by the Word, expose doctrinal error and false teaching are criticized by the mass of professing Christians they and their ministers compromise the truth to gain acceptance, then we should rest in the knowledge that we are looking for the approval of God, not men. To do otherwise is to befriend the enemy and cause additional harm to the Body of Christ.
(For this reason, I do not expect many in the Judeo-Christian and Catholic churches to accept the truths found in this book. It would be well for you to remember Moses' words to Israel in Exodus 23:2- "Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil". Just because the majority say something is right, does not make it so. I do believe it is reasonable to ask, not that you agree with what I write, but to check out the facts against the Word and when you find that I have been telling you the truth, have the courage to accept it. - (Challenge made by author Mohr).
We are commanded to test every teaching on the basis of the scripture 2 Timothy 3:16,17 tells us: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished (GK -exartizo - 1822 meaning: "to equip fully as a teacher") unto all good works".
Remember how Paul commended the Bereans in Acts 17:11 - "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures (the Old Testament was all they had) daily, whether these things (which Paul and Silas were teaching) were so".
(Not many of our so-called Christian people do this. When they read their Bibles, which is seldom, and come to a part they do not understand, instead of searching the Bible for the answer, nine times out of ten, they go to their pastors for the answer. And nine times out of ten, he will tell them what he was taught in the seminary, which does not necessarily mean it is what the Word teaches. By this means, heresies creep into church teachings - Author Mohr).
We are enjoined to reject any teaching from any teacher (No matter how many religious degrees he may have behind his name - Author Mohr), that is not based squarely on specific passages from God's Word.
In 2 Timothy 4:2,3 we read: "I (Paul) charge thee (Timothy) therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom. Preach the Word; be instant (GK - ephistemi - 2186 meaning: "to stand upon; to be at hand") in season, out of season. (The first SEASON comes from the (GK word eukarios -2121 and means: "well timed; opportune; in time of need". The second SEASON comes from akarios - 171 and means: "inopportunely; to fail of a proper occasion") REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when men will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts (longing for material, fleshly things) shall they heap (GK - episioreuo - meaning: "to accumulate further; seek additions; heap") to themselves teachers having itching (GK - knetho - 2833 meaning by implication "to tickle") ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure affliction, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof (GK - pleurophoneo - 4135 meaning: "to be completely if assured or convinced") of thy ministry".
Religious tolerance - or being "open minded" is sermonized a lot in the church today. Larry Thomas, in his THE INKHORN, Dec. 1992, wrote: "To the world, religious tolerance means granting another person, faith or persuasion the same rights and privileges we demand for ourselves. But in the church world, tolerance has become compromise. To be non controversial and to demonstrate 'Christian love', many in the church have thrown out all doctrinal standards.
"The church has grown soft. It has relaxed its position on a number of social and spiritual issues, opening the door for un-scriptural practices and teachings. The easing of standards has enabled the church to broaden its appeal to the world and show forth a spirit of unity within the body. The problem is that many included in this ecumenical hodge-podge are not actually part of the Body. They may have a Christian sounding philosophy, but they are a far cry from being Bible-based, 'born again' (born from above) believers.
"One of the most visible efforts to increase appeal and put on a display of unity, is the total avoidance of debate, disagreement, or division - no matter how wrong or heretical the teaching. To avoid these things we compromise with wrong teaching is to sacrifice our biblical convictions. "(This puts us in the unenviable position of being" par takers in their evil deeds", 2 John 11 - Author Mohr).
"As a result, factions in the church have become fat and fattening. They have gorged themselves on the meat of man's wisdom, while swilling the new wine of heresy. To point out these wrongs is to be controversial and run the risk of being "'called 'un-loving' or 'unchristian"'.
The book of Jude is certainly controversial. The entire book sounds an alarm to believers about false teachers and errors in the church. It is a rebuke to false teachers, a warning to believers, and a battle-cry against error. Jude is much too "negative" for today's church. But remember, the Holy Spirit authored this book, not Jude! Jude calls on the church to "earnestly contend for the faith". The Greek word for CONTEND, "implies to put forth an effort equal or greater than the opposition". To compromise with wrong in the name of tolerance is to dishonor God and make light of His Word.
We are also commanded to SEPARATE ourselves from them. In 2 Corinthians 6:17, we read: "Wherefore, come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, saith the Lord". This makes it plain that God's people are to come out of apostasy and religious error! False teachers have broken down the barrier between God's people and falsehood. There is too little preaching and teaching on the doctrine of "separation". Until we get back to teaching the truth about personal and ecclesiastical separation, we can expect the widespread havoc and judgment of God, that we are experiencing today. (See Deut. 28).
How can we contend for the faith in a climate that will not tolerate controversy, but instead promotes compromise with evil and evil men, in order to avoid conflict or division?
Notice in John 3 how Jesus challenged Nicodemus, a Pharisee who approached Jesus with his heart open to spiritual truth. Yet this same Jesus harshly condemned other Pharisees to their faces. He was patient with those who were willing to listen. He did not give in to the temptation to tell them what they wanted to hear, but taught them the very Word of God.
Even in His superior wisdom, Jesus met much opposition, not only from His enemies, the Pharisees, but from His own followers. In John 6:66, we find that when Jesus began to teach the hard facts of the Kingdom: "From that time many of His disciples (followers) went back, and walked no more with Him".
(For all intents and purposes, many who go by the name of Christian today, are not walking in His doctrine - Author Mohr).
But the Master was gentle with those who had been deceived, while He sternly rebuked the rabbis who perverted God's word through false teaching, and He did so publicly!
The most loving thing a Christian leader can do for the church, is to warn believers against those who propagate false teachings and the most loving thing they can do for the perpetrators of scriptural error, is to speak forth in rebuke and hope and pray that they will repent.
In an article entitled WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CHURCH? in WITNESS, INC., NEWS, March 1993, Rick Varlinsky writes: "We must stand for truth no matter what the cost, personal or professional" (Oh how many of our TV evangelists need to listen to this advice and take it to heart - Author Mohr). "This is not an option. The stand for truth is not to be relegated to those engaged in ministry on a full-time basis. It is the task of all believers, and we are all accountable... That is why we are given the armor of God. That armor is meant for battle!"
(But the average Christian doesn't want to fight. He is like the hippies of the 1960's whose motto was: "Make love, not war!" We need to remember that a soldier does not put on armor to eat, or to sleep, or to hide in some spiritual foxhole while the battle rages outside. Armor goes on before the battle - Author Mohr).
The problem of doctrinal "wishy-washiness" is a cancer that is spreading through the church. The alarm MUST be sounded: the troops MUST be rallied! We MUST "fight the good fight of faith", with the same fervor that was characteristic of the early church. Every believer is to be a "watchman" warning lest we as the scriptures state (see Ezekiel 3:18; 33:6), find that "their blood will I require at thy hand."
(We sing: "Faith of our fathers, living still. In spite of dungeon fire and sword. How sweet would be their children's fate, if they like them, could die for thee. Faith of our fathers, holy faith, we will be true to Thee 'till death!" Yet I wonder how many Christians who sing this, really mean it? - Author Mohr).
In 2 Chronicles 19:2, we find a scripture which is overlooked by our modern day preachers. It says: "...shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord". (God does not put up with disobedience on the part of His spiritual leaders, for the LAW OF HARVEST is as much in operation for them, if not more so, than the laity. This LAW which is as sure and abiding as the LAW OF GRAVITY, says: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked"; for whatsoever a man (woman) soweth, that shall they also reap". Galatians 6:7 - (Author Mohr).
Our thanks to Tricia Tillin of the Mainstream Publication of BANNER MINISTRIES, of England for the following eight comprehensive reasons about how believers should respond to heresy:1 - HOW CAN WE KNOW ERROR AND FALSE TEACHING?Christians are to genuinely love one another and seek unity. However it should be remembered that it is "unity of faith", we are to maintain, not "unity of the Body" and it is the truth we are to speak in love. The most loving thing we can do for the Body of Christ, is to warn believers of those who espouse false teachings, and the most loving thing to do for those who perpetuate error, is to continue to speak forth in hopes they will repent. If this brings division, then so be it.(See 2 John 9-11; Isaiah 8:20; Galatians 1:8 and 1 Timothy 6:3).2 - ARE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSED TO JUDGE?(See Acts 17:11; 1 Corinthians 10:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:15 and Jude 3).3 - SHOULD CHRISTIANS OPENLY CHALLENGE FALSE TEACHERS?(See 1 John 4:1; Titus 1:10-13; 2 Timothy 1:3; 2 Timothy 4:2; and Revelation 2:2).4 - ARE THEIR SCRIPTURAL PRECEDENTS FOR NAMING FALSE TEACHERS BY NAME?(See Galatians 2:11; 2 Timothy 2:17,18; 1 Timothy 1:20; and 3 John 9,10).5 - WHAT TOOLS SHOULD A CHRISTIAN USE TO JUDGE FALSE TEACHERS AMD THEIR TEACHINGS?(See Matthew 22:29; 1 Timothy 4:13,16; 2 Timothy 3:17 and Titus 1:9).6 - IS IT RIGHT FOR A CHRISTIAN TO JUDGE?(See 1 Corinthians 5:12). While Jesus tells us in John 7:24, "Judge not, that ye be not judged," we see in 1 Corinthians 2:15; 1 Corinthians 6:2,3,5, where Christians are to judge. (Was Paul contradicting what Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7:1,2? Not at all! (Most Christians quote only this first verse, when what Christ was actually saying, as can be seen from the context, is "Be careful of how you judge; for if God will judge you in the same manner in which you judge others" - Author Mohr. See also 2 Thessalonians 3:6, of course these teachings go contrary to modern church thinking, which allows adulterers and sodomites to not only become church members, but to take positions of responsibility in the church - Author Mohr).7 - HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS RESPOND TO FALSE TEACHERS AMD FALSE TEACHING?(See Ephesians 5:11; Romans 6:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:14; 2 Timothy 3:5,7 and Titus 3:10).8 - HOW SHOULD A CHRISTIAN WHO IS REBUKED FOR FALSE TEACHING RESPOND?(See Proverbs 27:5; Lamentations 3:40; Hebrews 12:5; 1 Corinthians 10:12; James 3:2; and 1 Peter 3:15).
(Please note that some of the contents of this article were paraphrased from a tract by Pastor E. L. Bynum of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1911 34th St., Lubbock, TX 79452, and from other sources, including NEOEVANGELISM TODAY, by Robert Lightner; "and from BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVES, "The Myth of the Third Wave", by Robert Dean). (End of article by Brother Griffith.)
I agree fully with what brother Griffith has written and it is in this spirit that this book TO SEDUCE THE ELECT has been written. That it will "step on some toes "and anger some in the Body of Christ, goes without saying. But it is because I love you, that I show you what the scriptures say about your errors. Note these are scriptural corrections, not personal.
One of the major problems in the modern church, Catholic, Protestant and Identity alike, is that we have substituted a new cross for the old one. In Amos 8:11, this heresy was prophesied: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land (to the Israel nations). Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. And they (Israel) shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, and they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it". This has happened in many of our modern day churches.
In Philippians 3:18, the Apostle Paul warns us: "For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ."
Unannounced and almost undetected, there has crept into modern church circles in modern times, a new cross. It looks like the old cross, but it's different.
From this new cross a philosophy of Christian life has risen, which makes this book necessary. From this new philosophy has risen a new technique of reaching men and women with the Gospel of Salvation. It employs pretty much the same old language of evangelism, but its emphasis has been misplaced.
The old cross had no ties with the world and carried with it the sentence imposed by the Law at Mt. Sinai. The modern church does not like this Law, so they have done away with it and have invented a new cross which is not opposed to the sinful condition of the human race; rather it has become a friendly pal and, if understood correctly, the source of oceans of good, clean fun and innocent enjoyment. The new cross lets Adam live without interference. His life's motivation is unchanged; he lives for his own pleasure, only now he takes delight in living like the world. His accent is on enjoyment, though his fun is now on a higher plane morally, if not intellectually.
The new cross does not demand a renouncement of the old life before the new life can be received. The evangelist seeks to key into Christianity, by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant demands; rather, it offers the same thing as the world, only on a higher level. Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring for at the moment is cleverly shown to be the very thing the Gospel offers, the religious version, promising to be more spiritual fulfilling than the worldly version.
The new cross does not slay the sinner; it merely redirects him. It gears him up to a cleaner, jollier way of living and saves his self-respect. To the self-assertive it says "Come and assert yourself in Christ." To the egotist it says, "Come and do your boasting in the Lord!" To the thrill seeker it says, "Come and enjoy the thrill of Christian fellowship!" To the fun seeker it says; "It's fun to be a Christian!"
Any Christian message can be slanted in the direction the current vogue is moving, in order to make it acceptable to the public. (After all larger church attendance, means more money in the "kitty").
The philosophy behind this kind of spiritual deception may be sincere, but it's sincerity does not keep it from being false and fatal. It misses completely the meaning of the cross.
The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for an abrupt, violent end of the human being. In Roman times, when a man was forced to carry his cross, he said good-bye to his friends, for he knew he was never coming back alive. The cross in those days never compromised, it modified nothing, it spared nothing. Maybe this is why it is so detested by modern day Christians. The old cross did not try and keep on good terms with its victim. It struck cruelly and hard, and when it had finished its work, the man was no more to be found.
The race of Adam is under the death sentence, no matter how some evangelists try and prove differently. It does not carry the popular message of Oral Roberts: "Something good is going to happen to you today! if In spite of what the evangelists say, there is no commutation or escape from the death penalty. God cannot approve of any of the fruits of sin, no matter how sincere the sinner may be, or how beautiful they appear in the eyes of men. God saves the individual by killing him on the cross, then raising him in a newness of life.
Any evangelist, preacher or priest who draws friendly parallels between the ways of God and the ways of man is false to Scriptural teaching and cruel to the souls of his hearers. 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! The kernel of wheat must first fall into the ground and die, before it can produce, so Jesus said (John 12:24).
We who preach God's Word must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not allow ourselves to become commissioners to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, sports, modern education, etc. We are not diplomats but prophets. Our message is not that of compromise but of ultimatum.
God offers life, but not an improvement on the old life. The life God offers is eternal life out of death. It stands on the far side of the cross. Whoever wants to possess it must pass under the rod. He must repudiate himself completely and agree with God's just sentence against him. "The soul that sinneth; it shall die!"
What does this mean to the condemned man? The man seeking to find life in Christ Jesus? It simply means that he must repent, and believe. He must forsake his sins and then go on to forsake himself. He must cover nothing, defend nothing, excuse nothing in his life. He must not seek to make terms with God, but he must bow his head before the stroke of God's stem displeasure and acknowledge himself worthy of death.
It is only by doing this that he can gaze with simple trust on the risen Savior, and from Him receive life and rebirth and cleansing and power. The same cross that ended the life of the Savior, now puts an end to the repentant sinner. The same power that raised Christ from the grave, now raises the sinner to a new life in Christ.
To those who object to this assessment as being narrow and a private view of the truth, God has set His hallmark of approval on this message from Paul's day to the present. Whether stated in these exact words or not, this has been the content of any and all preaching that has ever had impact and brought life and power to the Christian world for almost 2,000 years. The Reformers and the Revivalists put their emphasis on the old cross and the mighty operations of the Holy Spirit gave witness to God's approval.
Today we hear about massive world wide revivals, but there is very little evidence of Christian power, as Christ's enemy continue to gain in strength and our nation moves towards hell faster than at any time in our history. Something must be drastically wrong with the church, no matter what branch it may be.
Dare we, heirs of such a legacy of power, tamper with God's truth? Dare we, with our stubby pencils, erase the lines of the blueprint of God, or alter the pattern shown us at Calvary? God forbid! Me must preach the old cross, in order to have the old time power! Which cross are you preaching? The old, or the new?
(The foregoing summation is a paraphrase of an anonymous article which was sent to me recently. It pretty well answers the question as to why I am writing TO SEDUCE THE ELECT. I pray that all who read this book, will take this into consideration when I tread on their religious toes. As my father used to say to me when giving me a licking: "Son, this is for your own good!")
In St. Matthew 24:24, we are told by Christ Himself that in the "closing out days of this age": "there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, inasmuch that if it were possible (the word "IF" used here means: "maybe it is and maybe it isn't") they shall deceive the very elect.
The word ELECT as used in the New Testament has only one meaning. It comes from the Greek word El and means: "thou art, or be". It is used in both Old and New Testaments in reference to "true Israel". In no place does it refer to a people we now know as Jews, or to the "church". It is used thirteen times in the New Testament, and two of these concerns the "elect" being deceived. Twice it refers to the "re-gathering of true Israel, and nine times is a general reference to the "elect of Israel", of whom the Lord said in Amos 3:2 - "You only have I know" of all the families of the earth...
In 1 Peter 1:1, we notice that Peter is speaking not to the Anti-Christ Edomite Jews who have just crucified our Lord, but to the "strangers" (Greek - PAREPIDEMOS  who are "resident foreigners" in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, and who are (vs. 2) "elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father". They were not elect because of their "bloodline" from Adam, which some today call ARYAN, but because they could trace their ancestry back to Abraham, the "friend of God", whose family had been called out from all others, to bring blessings to all the earth, and who hast accepted His Kingship (see Gen. 12:1-3). These "elect" spoken to by Peter, who scattered strangers from the ten Israelite tribes who had gone into Assyrian captivity for their disobedience to God, and who were at that time known as "Gentiles". But because they had been "sanctified by the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ," (in other words they had become "blood bought" members of Abraham's family, who had been "born from above" ["born again"] as some say and who had been "elected" ("set aside by God for a special purpose"). We find this purpose explained in 1 Peter 2:9 - "But ye (saved Israelites) are a chosen generation (Greek - GENOS meaning: offspring; stock"), a royal priesthood (Rev. 5:10), an holy nation (Isaiah 61:12), a peculiar people; (GK - PERIOUSIOS, meaning: "set aside for a special purpose") that ye should show forth the praises of Him (Jesus) who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light". He goes on in vs. 10 to state "who in time past were not a people," (since they had been divorced by God and were known as GENTILES, heathen) "but are now the children of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy". (Most pastors in the Judeo-Christian churches, will say this has reference to ALL "born from above" Christians, but it does not! The context of these verses shows that it was speaking to Christian Israelites.)
Notice carefully that these "peculiar people", these "elect", were a "holy nation, not the "church", and were different from all other people on the face of the earth.
The purpose of these "called out one's" was not one of RACIAL SUPREMACY, as some of our brethren in Christian Identity falsely assume, but of "racial purity". These were to be special Ambassadors, if you will, from God to a "lost and dying world", showing them how God wanted them to live and fit into His purpose.
It is a known fact, that in these "last days" many "deceivers" have crept into the Christian flock, destroying many Christian "sheepfolds".
It is my purpose in this book to discuss a few of the major deceptions which have destroyed many fine Christian "flocks" and which is poisoning Christianity both among Protestants and Roman Catholics.
I do not have time to go into such cults as Mormonism, Seventh Day Adventism, and the Jehovah Witnesses, but will concentrate on the two major branches of Christianity, the Roman Catholic faith and the Reformed Christian faith which broke away from Rome during the Reformation, and is now generally known as Protestantism. (Some branches of the Baptist church do not consider themselves as Protestants, although they really are).
Since this message is directed primarily at those of you who are Christian Israelites, (and many of you are physical children of Abraham's seedline and do not know it) and who understand the importance of this, I must bring to your attention, that there are some Protestant Christians who do not believe that Roman Catholics are "saved", since they ask for forgiveness of sins through the Virgin Mary, or a priest, rather than going direct to Christ. While I am sure that some Roman Catholics who read this book will not believe in the salvation of Protestants outside of the Church of Rome. I will go into this in detail in Part III of this book.
I have never put a great deal of emphasis on Catholicism or Protestantism within the Identity Movement, because I believe the Bible teaches that if one accepts the "blood sacrifice" for sin, which was offered by our Lord Jesus Christ, understand that He paid the penalty for our sins by His death on the cross, and have repented of our sins and asked God for forgiveness, then we are "saved", scripturally. I can repeat, regardless of which church you belong to, the words of Charles Wesley: "I may not see eye to eye with you on every thing; but if your heart is with my heart, then here is my hand", and I am proud to say that I have many "saved" Catholics among my friends.
In PARTS I and II, I will discuss some of the perversions which have crept into the Protestant churches, which depart from the Scriptural teachings of the Apostolic church. In Part III, I will discuss the Roman Catholic faith.
This book is not going to be popular with many, for the simple reason that it will expose false teachings, and tear down many idols which have been erected in Christendom during the 2000 years it has been in existence. Men never like when their "pet theories" are shown to be falsehoods. We never like to believe we may have been fooled. I remember a simple story told by my grandfather which illustrates this. Back in his time, almost every county in America had a fair, where the farmers gathered to show off their produce and livestock. Entertainment was provided by sideshows, such as the "bearded lady" and the "calf with two heads". It seems at this particular fair, one of the sideshows advertised: COME IN AND SEE THE HORSE WITH HIS HEAD WHERE HIS TAIL OUGHT TO BE! Many a farmer plunked down his hard earned dollar to see this freak, only to find an ordinary horse tied by his tail to the manger. Some thought this was funny and some got mad, but no one said a thing about it, for fear that people would think them stupid for having been taken in by it. As a result, the fake show made money all week long. This has happened over and over again in the Christian religion.
The Chosen People Myth!
That there is a "chosen people" in the Bible is undeniable. That is if you believe the Bible! In the early pages of the Book, we see where God exercised His Omnipotent (all powerful) will, when He chose a man named Abraham, from all the families "on earth, to be His "special, set-aside people". We read about this in Amos 3:2, where God, speaking to "true Israel" said: "You only have I known of all the families of the earth..."
Abraham was an Adamite (White man) of direct lineage from Adam. God appeared to Abraham, when he was part of a heathen culture in the heathen land of Chaldea and said to him in essence: "Abraham, I want you to leave your home land, and your kin folks, including your father's house, and go to a distant country that I will show you. In that country I will make of you a great nation and a company of nations which will bless all mankind. And I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you and your offspring will be a blessing to all the world," (Gen. 12:1-3).
The writer of the book of Hebrews speaks of this in Hebrews 11:8-12. How it was by faith that Abraham obeyed God, not knowing where he went and that he believed God when at the age of 99, God told him he would have a son, whose offspring would be like the stars in number. By faith, Abraham was willing to offer up Isaac, the son of God's promise, Who had told him: "In Isaac shall thy seed be called". And that his FAITH was counted unto him as RIGHTEOUSNESS.
The chosen status of Abraham and his offspring, (and by the way none of the patriarchs were Jews, for there were no people known as Jews until 1200 years after the time of Abraham, when we first find them in 2 Kings 16:6, as they fight against Israel).
This "chosen status" is recognized and mentioned by God in many places in the Scriptures. When God said to Israel: "You only have I known..." He used the Hebrew word YADA which has many meanings, but in this case means: "to recognize; to acknowledge; to appoint". God appointed Abraham and his descendants to be a "special people."
As Americans, we have a tendency to take pride in the fact that we are an "enlightened people", who in spite of all our problems in recent years, still have more freedom and the good things of life than any other place. In our "free" society, supposedly any subject may be freely discussed under our system of "free speech".
But any honest person knows, that in recent years we have seen a phenomenon develop in this free nation, in which things which are not considered "politically correct", may not be discussed with impunity. Two of the strongest of these has become "race" and "Judaism". To hint that there is any difference in races, even when they are easily discernible, is to be labeled with the terrible label of "racist". (That is, if you are white). A Black, or colored person can do this, and it is not considered to be incorrect.
But even more touchy than race, especially in the branch of Christianity called Judeo-Christianity which embraces most of the major Protestant denominations, any intelligent discussion on Jews, Judaism, Talmudism or Zionism, or even any attempt to look into truth in these areas, is met with the epithet of "anti-Semitic", which in the eyes of some Christians is worse than blasphemy against God Himself. Immediately they raise a howl and quote Genesis 12:3 - "I will curse them that curse thee," never realizing that Abraham was not a Jew.
You can go into most any good bookstore and purchase books on the world's religions. The Koran, the Bible of the Muslim is available, as are the writings of Buddhism, Confusianism, Mormonism, Catholicism and Protestantism. But there is one religion in the world which you must not study and that is Judaism.
As soon as you mention Judaism, there is a sudden curtain drawn around these people and their religion and even the Christian pastor, who elevates them to God's Chosen status, knows very little about them or their religion. More, he doesn't want you to try and gain information regarding them either.
In Romans 9:6-7, the Apostle Paul states clearly: "...For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel, neither because they are of Abraham are they all children: But (because of this) in ISAAC SHALL THY SEED BE CALLED"! What does he mean by these seemingly contradictory words?
When Jesus spoke to the Jewish leaders in John 8:32, stating: "If ye will know the truth, the truth will set you free," they haughtily replied in verse 33: "We be Abraham's seed and were never in bondage to any man". What did they mean by this? If they were to be believed, and we have no reason not to believe their statement, they were plainly saying: "We are Abraham's seed through Esau/Edom". For anyone who has studied Scripture, knows that Israel was in bondage in Egypt. If they or their father's had never been in bondage, then they could not possibly have been Israelites.
There is only one people in the world who have been named after Isaac, Abraham's son of the covenant, and they are the Anglo-Saxon and related peoples of the world, white people, if you will, who have been known down through thousands of years as SACEA; SAC-SONS; ISAACS'S SONS and are know called SAXONS. God said to Abraham: "In ISAAC shall thy seed be called (or named)". Who do you believe, God or your "brainwashed" pastor?
Yet, such is the power of the "brainwashing" which has been carried out against our people by the enemy, that many Christian pastors immediately cry "prejudice; un-Christian pride," when it is even hinted at, that maybe the White nations of the world, the ANGLO-SAXONS, are the true Israelites, not the anti-Christ people we call Jews.
It seems extremely sad to me, that our religious leaders have been willing to accept as God's elect, those who hate our Lord and His church worse than any heathen and who have openly declared, over the centuries, their intention to destroy "White Christian civilization". Not only have they declared this in books written by their own people, and in public speeches, but have shown it by their actions against Christianity.
Take a few minutes to examine those who have been instrumental in having prayer and Bible reading removed from our public schools; who have had the sacred symbols of Christianity removed during our Christian holidays, (In fact they have heathenized these holidays for gain). Look at those who own and operate the abortion clinics which yearly murder over 2 million unborn babies; those who own the liquor and dope industries; those who run the prostitution rackets; those who push the immorality of the theater, Hollywood and TV; those who promote the Satanic world of rock music, and I'll guarantee you that the bulk of these will be Jews, far exceeding their percentage of the population.
Yet an honest examination of Scripture and history will prove to any honestly searching soul, that only the White nations of Christendom bear the Scriptural "fingerprints" which "true Israel" was to exhibit in these "last days".
Jesus Himself gave us some definite teachings regarding the Jews which most of our pastors have chosen to ignore. In John 10:26, speaking very plainly to the Jewish leaders He stated: "But ye (Jews) believe not, because ye are NOT OF MY SHEEP (emphasis added)". This seems mighty plain to me! How can you mistake it?
In John 8:44, speaking to the Jewish leaders, He states: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it". (There are some in identity who teach that this is a literal, physical heritage between the Jews and Satan, going back to the Garden of Eden, where they say that Mother Eve's sin was sexual union with Satan, and that as a result, she gave birth to Cain, who was a son of Satan, and the father of the Jewish race. For several obvious scriptural reasons I do not believe this, but I certainly do believe that Satan is their spiritual father, for they do his deeds.) Satan's first lie was to Mother Eve in the Garden (Gen 3:4) when he assured her that if she disobeyed God, she would not die, but that she would become as smart as God. This touched on her womanly vanity and she sinned. I'm sure it wasn't eating an apple! But it most assuredly wasn't sex with Satan, since Gen. 4:1, clearly states that after their expulsion from the Garden, Adam had sexual relations with Eve, she got pregnant and gave birth to a son they named Cain. There is not even a hint of any third person involvement here.
In Matthew 23:2, Jesus warned the Judean people, many of whom were Israelites, that the Pharisees had usurped Moses' seat of authority, and when they told Him that they followed Moses' teaching, He exploded this lie by stating: "If ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed Me; for he wrote of Me." (John 5:46).
Then our Master went on to accuse these religious hypocrites of turning their converts into "two-fold more a child of hell then themselves", (Matt. 23:15).
Finally, in Rev. 2:9, 3:9, our risen Lord warned His people about those who "say they are Jews Judeans) and are not; but are of the synagogue of Satan". This was never more true than today, where at least 90% of the Jews, according to their own leaders, are not Semitic, but come from a Turco-Mongolian background and are known as ASHKENAZIM.
In 1 Thess. 2:15, the apostle Paul accused the Jews of killing the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and then clearly said "of them: and they please not God, and are contrary to all men
In Titus 1:10, he further warns that there are "many unruly and vain talkers, and deceivers, SPECIALLY THEY OF THE CIRCUMCISION (Jews), whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses (families), teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's (money's) sake". (Emphasis added).
Yet with all these, and many more admonitions concerning the Jews, our religious leaders still insist that the Jews are God's Chosen. It all boils down to whom you will believe. The Bible, as the Word of God, or some deceived preacher or priest.
Dr. Benjamin Freedman, a well-known Jew, who was advisor to seven different presidents and a personal friend to the powerful Jew, Bernard Baruch, was converted to Christianity at a late age. In his enlightening book FACTS ARE FACTS, he states: "For every ounce of good you accomplish through the conversion of a self-styled Jew (Rev. 2:9; 3:9) to the Christian "faith, you do a ton of harm in another direction
He goes on to say: "The Christian faith today stands on the cross roads of it's destiny. The Divine and Sacred mission of the church (ecclessia) is in jeopardy today to a degree never witnessed in it's 2,000 years of history.
"If the day ever arrives, when Christians can no longer profess their Christian faith (and this is the major goal of International Zionism today), then we will see the 'beginning of the end"'.
The world-wide plot of the Satanic conspirators, has been implemented as most Christians have been asleep. Most of our clergy seem either ignorant or indifferent concerning the plot to destroy Christianity, while other eagerly with the enemy. It makes me cringe and shudder, when I see so-called Christian ministers like Jack Van Impe, Peter LeLonde and others, as they openly back the anti-Christ's of Zionism, the one's Jesus told; "You believe not, because ye are not of my sheep," (John 10:26). The very one's our Lord accused of turning their converts into "twice the child of hell as themselves," (Matt. 23:15).
These men and thousands of more who stand behind the pulpits of our Christian churches, seem to bury their heads in the sands of indifference or ignorance. This indifference has dealt such a blow to the Christian faith in America, that we can see 50-million "born again" Christians in a country, which is headed for hell, faster than at any time in its existence. Something has to be tragically wrong with the church which has lost its power to hold back corruption.
In Jeremiah 23:22, we are told that if the pastors of Israel "would preach the whole counsel of God's Word, the people would turn from their wicked ways". This has not happened, in spite of all the glowing reports we hear from the charismatic crowd, about the great revivals which are sweeping America. It could very well be possible that thousands are flocking to the altar and are being baptized and join the church, but the power of God to stop corruption is not one of the things they exhibit in their new found Christian life, and as a result of "Christian salt which has lost it's savor " (it's ability to act as salt and hold back. corruption), America wallows in the mire of her sin.
Christians need a spiritual Paul Revere to ride across this land, warning our people, White Christians in particular, that the enemy is closing in on us.
Who are these enemies of Christ and Christianity? They are the same force the Apostle Paul warned against in 1 Thess. 2:15 - "who killed their own prophets, and the Lord Jesus", and now are persecuting and attempting to destroy His church.
The confusion in the minds of the average American Christian stems from the confusion in the minds of their church leaders. Confusion always creates doubt! Doubt creates loss of confidence! Loss of confidence causes ultimate defeat!
The present confusion in the minds of Christians would not exist if the clergy were not "aiding and abetting" the enemies of Christ, who have openly declared their intention to destroy everything the clergy say they stand for. It seems amazingly stupid to me, to see an intelligent man or woman, support someone who has openly declared their intention of destroying them. Yet this is happening in the church, in more instances than not.
I believe that Christian clergy in America, Catholic and Protestant alike, are solely responsible for the internal forces within the Christian faith, which are fighting against the best interests of Christ. If Christians had stood for Cod, and obeyed Him fifty years ago, America would not be in the mess it is in today. We can no longer afford to allow our clergy to "pussy-foot" around with the truth, because they are afraid of hurting someone's feelings, or because it is "politically incorrect" to speak the truth!
Countless Christians today, are standing on the sidelines of this gigantic struggle for survival, watching as their faith "withers on the vine", and their freedom is being destroyed by the anti-Christ's. Many clergymen are allies of the enemies without knowing it, while others have become willing "prostitutes" of the enemy, because of the monetary values, and the popularity they gain.
Today we see Church leaders of gigantic stature, such as Dr. Billy Graham, who refuse to take a stand on issues such as abortion, homosexuality, and immorality in our government leaders, and has actually stated that the prolifigate we now have as President Bill Clinton, is a great Christian leader
Yet I remember a few years ago, when the president of a prominent Christian college told me that when he asked Dr. Graham why he had softened his stand on communism, he refused to answer. But Billy's wife Ruth stated: "Dr.... we intend to do anything necessary to fill the football stadiums There's 99% of your answer for apostate preaching. Or as we read in Titus 1:11- they do it "for filthy lucre's sake". (Love of money).
The cup of the Christian church has been made more bitter, when we realize that we are being betrayed by our church leaders. When Christians see their spiritual leaders in retreat, which can bring only defeat, they too become confused and afraid! To stop this surrender, parishioners MUST demand that their religious leaders take a stand against the intangible and often invisible enemies of Christ and His church.
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