Gen. James Green
“Beyond belief stories, and legends are dwelled into. Tall-tales, lies, and truths. It’s all here,” so goes an introduction to a book I ran across called Mystery-Mayhem: Chronicle USA. But, dear readers, this could very well describe today’s church where just about ANYTHING goes, sells, is bought, told, believed!!
T ODAY’S PASTORS are OUT to pasture, grazing with the world’s animals. No shame, no humility, and no worth—just a SHOW…and a two-bit one at that…where the sick and seedy mix and mingle with the slick and speedy.
Do you want the scary, or the macabre, or the extraordinary (like the Twilight Zone) occurrences? Church produces lots of it. Thrills, chills, bells, and whistles—“slay me in the spirit;” “transgenders for hire;” “sing like an angel and live like the devil.”
Sleuth and shadow-chasers abound, catch that next “pink” cloud to glory land…happy RAPTURE!! Witches in britches, wusses in tight-legged jeans (called “men”) stroll in and out and all about in church, all under the idiosyncrasy of “NO Hell! Rob Bell.”
Abysmally! hubris pride that reeks of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Pastors, youth leaders, and significant others pride themselves on their chicanery. These are described in Jude: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage” (Jude v. 7-16).
Bastards and dastards, reptilian through and through.
It is time to REPENT!
Sin is found wherever man abides. Christ wants to SAVE men/women from SIN as well as save them from its penalty…that is HELL FIRE FOREVER.
Peter wrote that God did not want any to PERISH, but that ALL should come to REPENTANCE (2 Pet. 3:9). We need some good ol’ fashioned stygiophobia (fear of Hell) in today’s church…along with myxophobia (fear of slime) and coulrophobia (fear of clowns).
Dumbed-down and damned! Stupidity and ignorance is found in ALL aspects of American life and church is no different.
“Churchy” bacterium can be transferred by religious demons causing sickness that can be, and is, causing lethal illness: it’s called BACKSLIDING. AS THESE “MEN/WOMEN OF GOD” SPEW OUT SEWAGE WATER (CALLED SERMONS) THE PEOPLE GET SICK AND DIE. But, no surprise: what can we expect of snake oil salesmen/women? Swindlers abound these days in both politics and religion. The poor souls seeking Jesus are brainwashed, losing their souls by trusting in these “godly” leaders who operate these religious whorehouses.
Now, before I get too far along in this article, I had better explain my title:
“METANOIA” (Strong’s G3341)
From the Greek —to perceive, to think, the result of perceiving or observing - metanoia means “a change of mind.”
In Theology, metanoia is used to refer to the change of mind which is brought about in repentance.
The prefix “meta-” carries with it other variants that are consistent with the Eastern Greek philosophical mindset, “Meta-” is additionally used to imply “beyond” and “outside of.” E.g., metamorphosis as a beyond-change; and, metaphysics as outside the limits of physics.
The Greek term for repentance, metanoia, denotes a change of mind, a reorientation, a fundamental transformation of outlook, of an individual’s vision of the world and of her/himself, and a new way of loving others and the Universe. In the words of a second-century text, The Shepherd of Hermas, it implies “great understanding,” discernment.
In Carl Jung’s psychology, metanoia indicates a spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself of unbearable conflict by melting down and then being reborn in a more adaptive form.
Repentance has been thrown into the trash-bin of UNWANTED “things to do.” Even the world introduces a sort of redemption-reformation- repentance (as Jung’s psychology shows). The silhouette of Christ as REDEEMER and LORD grows fainter and fainter as Brother and Sister BIG NAME, BIG BUCKS, is being emblazoned in the minds and hearts of the dumb-downed and damned peoples.
As the world turns and churns, the churchites are looking up (not within) for some sort of tell-tale sign of the coming of the Lord—the “rapture” of course (write for our magazines totally destroying this man-made/woman-made LIE!). “Wars and rumors of wars” ought to do it, for they are all over the place. And these weather-meters breaking up, floods, droughts, super-storms, and cataclysmic events are reported almost daily…yet, with all this in our face, the church still refuses to REPENT!! Some poor souls are so traumatized by all the “signs of the times,” that they take their own lives in despair. No matter—the SHOW must GO ON. The leadership carries their deplorable behavior above and beyond—witchcraft and priestcraft—having “fun in the Son.” NO matter—if the “saints” are knee deep in human sludge, no matter if the Word of God has run amuck…the show must go on.
LIES and LIARS in the vilest forms of criminality have become celebrities, taking possession of the people’s possessions, and the poor dumbed-down and damned people have become the tools of sanctimonious sophists, who are workers of witchcraft and priestcraft.
Today’s church certainly needs a LARGE DOSE of (Greek) metanoia—the change of mind which is brought about in repentance (we have many teachings available on this).
What we have in reality is a BLACKOUT! What does the Bible say about this? “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (Jn. 3:19).
So, a fundamental characteristic of the “wicked” is that they LOVE darkness, i.e., they find their pleasure in SIN and IMMORALITY (see Rom. 1:18-32; Phil. 3:19; 2 Tim. 3:2-5; 2 Pet. 2:12-15). On the other hand, the truly born-again person loves righteousness and hates iniquity (see Heb. 1:9). This alone tells us all that we need to know about today’s church—they HATE righteousness and LOVE unrighteousness. Oh, they would never SAY this, but their deeds tell on them.
Dumbed-down, damned, and depraved! Jesus never ever died so that we could live like, and for, the devil. Yet, today’s church (with some exceptions, of course), takes pleasure acting like a jack-ass rebel. Sensual/sexual entertainments have replaced good ol’ Bible teachings/preachings. SINful conduct is manifested all over the church…as well as the world (see Ps. 97:10; Prov. 8:13; Rom. 12:9; 2 Pet. 2:8; Rev. 2:6=the Nicolaitans=teaching of Balaam: that sensual/sexual immorality did not affect one’s salvation, but the Bible, dear ones, teaches otherwise. It teaches (clearly) that such persons WILL NOT INHERIT the Kingdom (see 1 Cor. 6:9, 10). This odious doctrine—“Once saved, always saved!” is of the prince of darkness—SATAN.
TO HATE what God HATES, and to LOVE what God LOVES is an essential characteristic of those loyal and devoted to REPENTANCE REVOLUTION (see Ps. 139:21; Prov. 8:13; Jn. 3:19).
Hey! serving Christ the Christian way=religious bubbles are burst, Biblical facts/truths are laid bare—no place to run, and no place to hide. The Bible is not a cheap tabloid, as most believe it to be, but TRUTH—the “Sword that Cuts, and the Fire that Burns” (the Hell out of us!!).
“God’s own idiots,” this euphemism may sound harsh, and even unloving, but is it true? All these dancing girls and prancing boys brings horny young and old gawkers alike to church—not to see their sins (as to feel remorse), but to see the sins of those entertainers…homos, heteros, trans…(to glory in them) it matters not, all is welcome at CHURCH. We need not take pity on these disheveled entertainers, we need to pray that they find salvation…the Biblical way.
Iconic immortality? No way! The way to glory is “death to the self,” something that 99 percent of today’s “Christians” avoid like the black plague. But the church sycophants ridicule such a notion of “dying to self;” instead, the philosophy is: “have your best life now,” “God is crazy about you,” “God wants you to have the Biggest, the Best, and the Most,” which pulverize the truth set forth by Jesus and the New Testament writers.
Turn or Burn!