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ONE OF THE MOST OBVIOUS FEATURES of current/contemporary idolatry is that it ROTS the moral fiber of societies, both spiritually and emotionally. The quest for “another way” or “other ways”, other than God’s way, puts the human world in dire jeopardy, starting with the “Christian” (tongue-in-cheek) Church.
Haven’t You Noticed?
IT IS all around us . . . the worship of “many paths to God”. Growing weary with Biblical truths, men and women who claim the title of “Christian”, have departed from the faith and have given themselves over to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils—“godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and DENY Jesus Christ our ONLY Sovereign Lord” (Jude 1:4, NIV).
One serious sin that these godless men and women teach today is that there are OTHER PATHS TO GOD! I want to stick with this damnable heresy in this article.
My title, “Stinking Rotting Corpse”, could very well be a “Jesus Rock” band that opens up any “Christian” evangelistic campaign today.
It is amazing how BACKSLID the Church has become! Converts at these Jesus Rock concerts and campaigns are more converted to the music than Christ. Any true messenger in God’s service, first and foremost, would never use filthy Rock music for praise/worship unto the most High God. It takes little discernment to realize that the idiots putting on these gross exhibitions of falsity, in terms of their life and message, are not Biblically based—they USE Biblical passages, but let’s be honest, they lack the anointing of Jesus, the appointment of Jesus, and true fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Today one can’t even put on a “Christian show” without lots of worldliness. Is not this the fruit of “another way”?
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
THIS HAS become the battle cry—“irrelevance of relevance”. But what is relevant today? The Gospel of Christ is still relevant for “1) Obeying Jesus’ command to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’ (Matt 28:19); 2) The lost of this world (Jn 3:16); 3) ALL TIMES IN ALL PLACES. So when men put on THEIR RELIGIOUS shows, to be seen and heard of other men, this, in truth, becomes irrelevant in God’s eyes. Jesus belongs in the CENTER of ALL Christian endeavors—PERIOD. Man doesn’t need to be the central figure. And once we, the modern Church (aka, the “Stinking Rotting Corpse”), come to grips with this (once again), and once its truth—its content—is applied, putting Christ at the center of ALL, in all likelihood it will also (once again) be appreciated. Men are sick-up of religious displays of Babylon, the Great Whore!
THE WORLD is aware of the horrid acts of terrorism today: bloody images are magnified (even glamorized) by the media—factional and international hatreds, national disasters, etc., fill our newspapers and run in endless clips on TV/Internet. We are living in darkened times, dear ones. Life has NO value whatsoever.
ARE WE the least bit disturbed at the horrid image of a silent, stinking, rotting corpse?...where beauty and truth used to flourish...where men/women/boys/girls were told of Jesus, His loving sacrifice of His very own life being laid down for lost sinners...from where men and women went into ALL the world to tell of this Great Love for souls...from where colleges/universities/schools/churches taught the profound truths of the Bible...when Biblical truth was not irrelevant, but very much relevant for the times...when prayer, fasting, discipline, and dominion over demonic powers was paramount, and separation from the world was practiced...where consecration was a virtue, not looked upon as a vice...where dedication was expected...where, in and out of the pulpit, the men and women of God practiced what they preached...when the sword of the Lord cut the sin out of the hearers and the fire of God burned the hell out of them!?
Where has all this gone, my Christian friend? IN THE TRASH BASKET!! Now we have “dazzling darlings” and “strutting studs” putting on good shows for us.
YOU MAY not comprehend what I’m trying to convey, but some see the Rotting Corpse as an extension of our despairing image of the modern Church (I’ll throw in politics for consideration): Dead (Christ is our Life: if we’ve forsaken Him, how can there be any Life?), Stinking (reeking of the filth of sin!), Rotting (the putrescence is only getting worse!).
You see, the extinction of the Spirit’s Life and Power from this rotting stench called “Churchianity”, leaves little hope for the world to KNOW JESUS as Savior, deliverer, healer, baptizer, etc. We’ve got man playing God! Since the Church has chosen death and not Life, how can she offer eternal Life to the lost? Since the Church has incorporated many pagan idolatries into her “death camp”, this leaves the lost LOST!
Enter the Apostle Paul
THE APOSTLE Paul, who was “sent not from men, nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father” (Gal 1:1), tells us that it was Jesus and JESUS ONLY “who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age” (v. 4). Do you think, my liberal backslid professors of faith, that Jesus has changed His mind about rescuing lost souls today? And has He changed His status as the only one who has died for us and made the way to the Father? NO! But we have many, too many “Christians” telling us that there are NOW other paths to God; Jesus is only one of them. Really? How so? That is strictly demonic!!
In Paul’s Day
GALATIANS CHAPTER one tells us, “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the One who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all” (v. 6). Take note, dear haters of truth, Paul is pointing out that salvation from this evil age can come ONLY from the One who defeated it—JESUS Christ. Remember this.
Christ is the ONLY one who can forgive sin/sinners.
May I ask you liberal theologians and Bible “experts” a question? What was the first Gospel message preached after the Pentecostal outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Ghost)? Tell me, you who teach and believe there are “other ways” to God: what was that message? In case you don’t know or don’t want to correctly answer me, I’ll tell my readers who are not backslid, rotten and stinking: “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation” (Acts 2:40). And just how does one go about doing this? By accepting the ONLY means available—Jesus Christ the Lord (vv. 37-38).
OH, THE stench of religion permeates the very atmosphere... everywhere.
No one can be saved who does not turn away from the corruption of present society (look up Luke 9:41, 11:29, 17:25; Phil 2:15; et al.). It is sheer stupidity to embrace idols, adulteries and customs of pagan cultures in order to play God. God gave the world ONE and ONE ONLY Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
FRIENDS, THE basic tenant of Christianity is to break off all evil communications with the world...uniting ourselves with other (true) believers thru Christ; and to give ourselves over to the work of God.
Notice, after St. Peter preached his message in Acts 2, the Bible says, “Those who accepted his message [about Christ Jesus] were baptized...they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship...” (vv. 41-42). But Paul, who came later, wrote that “even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the ONE we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned” (Gal 1:8).
So What Is This Bull?
WHAT IS all this BULL we hear of, coming from the Church? Another gospel! That is what it is.
Paul’s words sound a note unfamiliar in an age encouraged to think “politically correct”, live on the “sexual” level of life, being alienated from the true Gospel of Christ. This new way, folks, is CHURCH! To me it is repulsive.
But what of this lovely stinking church corpse? What shall be done with it? BURY IT, of course. We can’t be true to Jesus and be true to satan. Get serious here! As believers, yea, disciples, we must live for the ONLY TRUE GOD and His Son, Jesus the risen Christ.
Our desire must be towards Him, not the world with all its enticement, allurements and entertainments.
Of course, Paul was dealing with those Jews who were pushing for “law” observances: circumcision, dietary laws, holy days, etc. Friends, all this was replaced in Christ.
We don’t need “Messianic Jews” and “Messianic Gentiles”—we need CHRISTIANS!...who are led of the Holy Ghost of God. To go back under the Old Testament Law or to incorporate pagan laws/customs into the Gospel is to pervert it. This is what we have today in Churchianity.
Adding - Taking Away
ANYONE WHO adds or takes away from the original Gospel is condemned by God. Make no mistake about this. All this “religious” BULL we have going on today is demonic (see Rev 11:18-19).
We are commanded to defend the faith, not defile it. Silly men in this hour and in this evil generation go about forming new gospels every day. All this “seeker friendly” nonsense flies in the face of truth. We are to defend the faith (Jude 1:3), to correct in true love (2 Tim 2:25-26), and to separate ourselves from “religious” perverts (Rom 16:17-18; 2 Cor 6:17).
HERE IS just an example of what I write. On May 11, 2008, the world was to celebrate “Pluralism Sunday” in recognition that other religions may be as good as our Christian faith. Are other religions equal to Christianity? I’ll say, yes, if you mean the rotten mess the Church is today; and no, if you’re talking about genuine Christian faith.
This day was to have speakers from other faiths (non-Christians) and music and liturgical elements from pagan religions, honoring the “religious diversity” of the world. Honor? It will be a cold day in Hell’s Fire when I honor any pagan religion, even those claiming to be part of the Christian faith! I must recognize other religions exit, sure, but to put Biblical Christianity on the same level as paganism is sheer foolishness!
And just who sponsored such a sick event? The perverts at the Center for Progressive Christianity. What is wrong with Aggressive Christianity? This is more Biblical! Progressive Christianity (really “Churchianity”!) is another gospel...one that has “progressed” far beyond what the Bible teaches.
OVER 5,000 affiliates and nearly 400 churches nationwide (USA) have adopted a “Welcome Statement”. That sounds clever, but what does it mean? It means, according to these rotting corpses, that other religions can be just as good as Biblical Christianity.
Some of these perverts claim that we can experience “the similarities of our faith paths”. Really? Jesus said you must be born-again. This alone puts us onto another path, totally different from the pagan way.
THIS IDEA is as old as man. These perverts teach that Jesus is the Church’s gate to God, yet there are other equally important and credible gates to God for other people. This, my dears, abrogates the Great Commission. If other faiths lead to God, why bother to be a soul winner? or a teacher of Scripture?
Have We Also Abrogated Exodus 20:3?
“THOU SHALT have NO OTHER gods before me.” The New Testament echos this all the way through.
This internecine war of Truth vs. Error, has resulted in plenty of destruction—but we are in this war for souls, at least we here are.
MANY WITHIN the so-called “Christian” camp today, deny the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. Most pagans deny it also.
Inspiration and Authority
AGAIN, MANY within the “Christian” camp deny this.
This is not all, they also disbelieve in the Garden Fall, the inherent corruption of human nature, humanity’s LOSTNESS without Christ, salvation by grace thru faith in Christ—made possible by His death and blood atonement. Many disbelieve in Jesus’ bodily resurrection, the reality of miracles, the reality of satan and evil spirits (demons), the fact that there is a Hell and that Jesus will some day return to earth.
If many liberal churches disbelieve in some or all of the above, where does this leave the pagans who do not even claim Christ, the Bible, or the Church? IN THE DARK!
Life or Death?
THE LIFE of any nation depends upon its relationship to God. Sooner or later, God will judge nations for their sins.
In carrying out their global wrecking programs to DETHRONE God, men have put the world in a state of chaos, even as I write. The more that religious men and non-religious men usurp God’s authority, the more mankind will feel the effects of God’s displeasure.
All this international “merging”—the cooperation between governments to persecute Christians and abolish Christianity—bears an uncomfortable resemblance to many anti-Christ movements of past history...that ended in tragedy.
“Will God Deliver America From The Next Crisis?” reads the headlines in a newspaper. “Is America Headed for Jericho?” it states. Jericho is the name of a recently cancelled TV drama in which the US collapses after 23 simultaneous nuclear blasts destroy Washington D.C. and every major U.S. metropolis except New York City. What do I believe about this? I believe it could happen: maybe not 23 blasts, but a few, enough to SCARE the HELL out (I wish!) of the Americans—enough to bring in Marshal Law and the terror that follows in its wake. It is probable that the U.S. Government would sacrifice a couple of cities, blame the Muslims, and play the good guy, like 9-11. It is more remote that Islamic jihadists would or could pull this off. Yet nothing at this point in time would surprise me...NOTHING!
As far as God helping us, more likely His hand of protection has been removed from this sick and perverted, stinking and rotting corpse.
IT IS said that American’s history is made up of 80-year cycles: each is comprised of four 20-year segments that follow one another with predictable regularity. The staff at Christian Crusade out of Tulsa, OK, write that the first 20-year segment in each cycle is described as a “high” following the preceding crisis—such as the 20 years of prosperity enjoyed by the U.S. following the Second World War, or the Louisiana Purchase after the Revolutionary War.
The second 20 years are characterized, they say, as an “awakening” which is described as”a passionate era of spiritual upheaval when the civic order comes under attack from a ‘new values’ regime.”
Onto the third segment which is called an “unraveling”—“a downcast era of strengthening individualism and weakening institutions, when the old civic order decays and the ‘new values regime’ implants.”
Ah! What we have here is a stinking, rotting corpse!
The fourth and last 20 years of each cycle is a “crisis” described as “a decisive era of secular upheaval when the values regime propels the replacement of the old civic order with a new one.”
I’LL TELL you what—our God is going to pour out His wrath, not only upon the USA, but upon the whole world; He is also going to show mercy towards those who repent of their evil ways. It will be a time of great darkness, yet a time of great light, a spiritual awakening, not a “churchy” thing that religious men put on, but a real, living awakening to men’s souls.
God could use Militant Islamic terrorism on the homefront, for He has in times past used “the sword” to humble His people. He has also used natural disasters as the Scriptures read quite often.
The Jury Is Still Out!
IN OTHER words, we’ll wait and see what happens next. I have no doubt that the Church as it stands will grow more cold and liberal, the civic order will work harder at giving perverts (like sodomites) more rights, the family unit will continue to be fragmented, and God will continue to pound away at the nations that have departed from Him.
Even when the LORD GOD punished ancient Israel for her gross sins, He still spared some and gave hope to the hopeless. Over the years, we’ve said much about God’s judgment and mercy. I don’t have to go into all the messages I’ve written or preached for radio over the past 25 years; we have them available if you’re interested.
Amos Chapter 4 Tells the Tale
YOU BACKSLID professors of faith that belong to the “Stinking Rotting Corpse” called “Church”, ought to read this whole chapter. You think you are getting away with your rebellion on God? How did God deal with His “chosen” people in Amos’ day? What say ye? Was it not by death? by plagues? mildew? blight? drought? famine? etc.?
It was God who gave Israel what they deserved. It was God who “made the STINK of your camps to come up into your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me...” (Amos 4:10).
I do not believe that America, as a nation, is ready to repent. So, God is going to make things a lot worse to bring her to that point. You will see!
AMERICA IS almost here: completely deserted by God. Amos 5:2 tells us that “Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken (deserted) upon her land; there is none to raise her up.”
Enemy, Not Friend!
NOW GOD was Israel’s enemy, and not her friend...because of her unrepentant sins. This same kind of judgment can be found in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, etc.
WHEN ANY person, congregation or denomination forsakes the Living God and turns to dead idols, DEATH, spiritual DEATH ensues.
Take Hosea 13:1 for example: “When Ephraim spoke, men trembled; he was exalted in Israel; but he incurred guilt through Baal and died.”
Hosea was writing about God’s very own son here, His people. Ephraim is also called Israel (the 10 northern tribes), the former term being used to signify the tribe by itself, the latter, the 10 tribes.
Hebrew scholars render 13:1 as, “When Ephraim spoke tremblingly (or ‘stammeringly’, as a child) then He (the LORD) was exalted in Israel; but when he (Ephraim) incurred guilt through Baal (worship), he died.”
This means that when Ephraim was in his youth (young days), when he spoke tremblingly or hesitantly, honored and served the LORD, so that the LORD was exalted; but when Ephraim fell into Baal worship (idol worship), he incurred guilt and, in the spiritual sense, DIED!
Cannot we see the similarities between old Israel and the New Testament Church? As time progressed, so the Church (as a whole) progressed (or regressed) in worldliness. True, always a small remnant has refused idolatry and adultery; but as a whole, the Church went awhoring after other gods.
And what can we say about the American Church (as a whole)? She too has fallen into idolatry and adultery, thus she has DIED spiritually!
There Was a Time . . .
THERE WAS a time in America when preachers preached under the holy power and authority of God—men trembled too! These men of God exalted the Holy One of Israel, and in turn God honored and blessed America. Churchfolks , for the most part, feared God and lived godly lives; their character reflected discipline and denial (of worldliness).
Not so today. In fact, the character of most professing “Christians” is ease and sleaze! Ministers are soft on sin and hard at playing the whore on God! Their words are mostly counterfeit, “sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal” (1 Cor 13:1), whereas the old time Gospel ministers’ words rang true, where genuine.
What did the people say of Jesus in His day? “The people were astonished at His doctrine: for He taught them as one having authority, and not like the scribes” (Matt 7:28-29). Jesus’ authority came from a godly and disciplined life. But who in this hour and in this evil generation “DIES TO SELF”?
Stinking Rotting Corpse
AS SURE as Ephraim died spiritually by idolatry (Hosea 13:1b), so has the American Church. To be sure, her rotting body has not been placed in a casket. No black hearse has born her to her grave—she lives on in decay, debauchery, deceit, . . . in a stinking dead and damned state, only to call others into her putrid defilement. Her soul is DEAD and DAMNED!
Depths of Hell!
PROVERBS 9:17-18 tell us thus: “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the DEAD are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.” Oh, how true of today’s modern, liberal, progressive and damned Church!
First Timothy 5:6 tells us, “But she that liveth in pleasure is DEAD while she liveth”—the curse of the “living dead”!
“Living death” is to be feared: separation from God for all eternity! “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom 6:23).
When man loses his soul, like Ephraim, by killing that life which is within, even fellowship with his God, there is nothing awaiting him but eternal BLACKNESS of soul for ever.
HOSEA 13:2 tells us that the people of Israel sinned more . . . making molten images . . . kissing them! The signs of Israel’s spiritual death were thusly defined. And cannot we behold the same “progression” downward in today’s Church?—the ingress of evil, the declension to idolatry, the “weakness of the king’s (rulers)” and the sheer stupidity of the people (congregation); the inevitability of the coming down!
(For more on Israel’s idolatry, see Hosea 4:17, 8:5-6, 10:5-6).
As I close out Part One, ask yourself if you are really in right-standing with God. Do you have unconfessed and unrepented of sins that can be held against you? If so, repent now and be ye clean.
[Study material for this article was adapted from its original sources.]
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