Why gay marriage and why now?

A theological/eschatological exposition.

Spoiler: this isnt a “dont vote for Obama, vote for McCain post”.

But I’m going to state the obvious right off the bat. Your support of Barack Obama for president is actually aiding (I’d like to believe unknowingly) the massive deception plan of the antichrist. Am I calling Obama the antichrist? Not at all. But  he does represent, with chilling accuracy, a portrayal of the antichrist and as such is a glaring sign that what the Bible told us about the last days and the entrance of the antichrist onto the world scene is much closer than we think. The Bible calls such representations “foreshadows”.  In a nutshell, here’s why:

(1) Obama has a glib tongue and uses his smooth finesse to accentuate his populist promises. Those promises capitalize on the fears and insecurities people have on three top issues: money, safety, and equality.

(2) Reports state that Obama has taken unusual steps to obscure or deny access to information about his origins and associations (i.e. birth certificate, medial records, law client list). Regarding his origin, Obama is the most secretive Democrat ever.

(3) Although most Americans (particularly separation of church and state fanatics) abhorred George Bush’s simple declaration of belief in Christ during his campaign, the sentiment has no such stigma with Obama. Obama’s religious beliefs (even interpreting the Bible), association with religious figures and overt religious references in his speeches have met no resistance from his supporters.

(4) Although Obama’s populist message promises “jobs and ecomonic growth”, the radical social change he preaches to the two most extreme ideological factions in American history –homosexuals and the abortion industry– is that he will champion their causes, even if it means as president him personally attacking and confronting the black church.

(5) Obama’s meteoric rise to international, historic reknown is not solely by his own machinations. His entrance not just onto center stage American politics, but the world stage is part of an image required to complete a mission. Additionally, that Obama is seen as a fulfillment of Martin Luther King’s “dream”, fuels the visceral feeling by Black America that he is some sort of promised messiah/savior.

These key elements of the still as of yet undetermined life of Barack Obama are connected to a larger eschatological event. What is it? The second coming of Christ.

Christ himself told us that no man knows the day nor the hour of his coming. No one, he said, except the Father knew the exact date and time. He also told us not to speculate about its exactness, but that because of the signs we would know that his second advent was near. Being aware of that should prompt us to go into a state of perpetual readiness as soldiers do in preparation for an imminent battle. It should prompt wise disciples to have their lamps “trimmed and burning” so that at his return, our swift departure would occur as he planned.

It was necessary to detail the issues about Obama, because as I noted he is a sign. Most will miss this sign because their fears have gotten the best of them. They are not concerned with the mandate of Christ, but with self preservation. Get me a job, give me money, take care of me. That’s the general sentiment pervading our nation. What most don’t realize is that it is a diabolical —but real life— practice session. In the aftermath of 9/11 most municipalities held mock chemical attack training for medical and emergency personnel. Why? Because every one is convinced that when the terrorists attack again, it will include unleashing deadly chemical agents against the general population. No one jokes about that.

But it seems with Obama’s rise to prominence, hardly anyone (in particular the church) believes that this is a eschatological training scenario. Hardly anyone has connected the dots that we’re being conditioned to react to our fears and consequently look for someone to save us. We are being conditioned to look for someone…like us, but appears to have an ability to resolve our problem after series of colossal failures. We’re being conditioned to accept that person even at the expense of our previously held beliefs. We’re being conditioned to accept a false hope for change. The unseen driving force behind that “conditioning” is the antichrist. What!, you say. Impossible! But is it?

1Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thess 2:1{12 NKJV)

Please take note of a pivotal verse in this passage. “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work”

In other words, the spirit of the antichrist is already at work in the earth influencing and conditioning governments and people for his arrival. Just like prior to the coming of Christ, there were signs, so will it be prior to the coming of the antichrist. There is little to argue about regarding what those signs will be. As stated before, the bible frequently uses “foreshadows” as a way of showing what is to come. Generally, a foreshadow was a person who embodied someone who had not come yet. Barack Obama is not the antichrist, but there is no doubt in my mind that he is a foreshadow of the antichrist.

Having noted above some of the peculiarities of Obama’s somewhat shrouded life, lets look at the same issues with antichrist. There are about 27 recognizable characteristics of the antichrist, but we will show only a few that Obama foreshadows. Keep in mind that his appearing ripens during a time called the great falling away. This “falling away” is not some mass exodus from the church, but a mass exodus from following the Word of the Lord.

(1) He will, with smooth words, win the hearts of people. His rise to power is during a time of unresolved economic, military and interpersonal chaos.

(2) He attempts to obscure his origin. He intentionally conceals it, lest someone sound the alarm. We previously covered this here and here.

(3) He will have an overtly “ecumenical” religious veneer acceptable to most people.  With the assistance of a false church (already formed) and false prophet (already in place), the antichrist will synergize religious and political solutions, thus securing in the eyes of the people his status as an saviour and benevolent emancipator.

(4) He despises laws intended to restrict and restrain sexual immorality and political anarchy. Additionally, any laws which guarantee religious freedom will be summarily demolished. Thus, Paul identifies him as “the man of lawlessness”.

(5) The antichrist’s arrival will be heralded with power, signs, lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception. Widespread deception provides the antichrist the cover he needs to rise without opposition.

WHY GAY MARRIAGE AND WHY NOW?

Not let’s deal with the question on the table. What has all of this got to do with homosexual marriage? If you are wise, you will know that signs begat signs of the same kind. A slouching away from the Word of God has birthed widespread deception which began in the church and spread to the world. This deception seeded back into the church a false concept of church and a faulty christological perspective. Back and forth the false seed in the church watered the rebellion of the world who gave the church back what it wanted. Out of this arose homosexual marriage and its “credible” supporter the gay church and “liberal” religious movement.

What’s the significance of gay marriage as a eschatological marker? More than any other sin, homosexuality represents a direct attack on the nature of God as creator and life giver. This is why it is an abomination. Not necessarily because of the same gender sex act. That’s too simple. With God, the intentional distortion of his nature merits death and special designation not afforded to other transgressions. Paul explained this phenomenal revelation in Romans 1 which incidentally was labeled “an obscure passage” by Obama.

Homosexual marriage is a portrait of the designs of the antichrist. Those who extol it as progressive equality are deceived. The rebellious church which affirms it and refuses to accept what God’s word says, is also deceived. Thus,  with deception as the marker,  homosexual marriage is the vehicle to spread it further.

BUT WHY NOW?

The hallmark of Jesus’ return to the earth is to receive his bride the true church. If John 14:1 has any bearing, Jesus’ departure from the earth is most importantly to “prepare a place” of eternal abode for his bride. In scripture, His bride is not personified as a same gender partner, but an opposite gender (and faithful) virgin. He also reveals that the time between his first and second coming is just “a little while”.

15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

16A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

17Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

18They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

19Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? (John 16 KJV)

The disciples were understandably confused by his statement that he would be gone a little while. It sounded like a riddle. And just what did Jesus mean by a “little while”?  If Jesus had said he would be gone about 3 days, would you say that is a little while? If that is a plausible explanation, then consider what the Apostle Peter later revealed about time in God’s eyes.

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing: that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. The earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy manner of living and godliness… (2 Peter 3:8-11)

If a day is as a thousand years and vice versa with the Lord, then Jesus has only been gone a little more than 2 days (about 2,009 years to us)  thus his assertion that he would be gone “a little while”. If this little while is indeed true, then per the signs, we are in the season of his coming.

WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION

Gay marriage is a weapon used by satan to distract us from the real issue: the Lord is coming soon. But perhaps unwittingly, he has revealed that he too knows the time of his doom is at hand. Homosexual marriage is a pandora’s box type of issue which given time will become the societal model for acceptance of every foul act that man is able to dream up and commit. Ellen Degeneres on her show yesterday asked “why can’t people just let people love who they want to love?” Thanks to this deception, every disgusting sexual act we previously thought to be out of the question will ask the same question and demand the same conclusion. Every societal norm will be broken down and destroyed and a new standardless society will celebrate its new definition of love without limits.

Gay marriage is a distraction not because we should not be paying attention to it, but because it is another abominable demonstration of satan’s hatred for the nature of God which is expressed in opposite gender relationship. If you have noticed there have been claims by gays and their supporters that not only is homosexual marriage equal to heterosexual marriage but in some cases superior. They cite heterosexual divorce and heterosexual child abuse and abandonment as reasons why homosexual marriage is not threatening to heterosexual marriage. But such comparisons are a false balance.  They also claim there are “more important issues” such as homelessness, the enviroment and education. But just look at the aftermath of homosexual marriage in Massachusetts  and you will see that is another lie.

Sister Yvette Williams, ex-wife of progay music artist Tonex got it right by saying gay marriage is  part of satan’s agenda to deceive the whole world.

Make no mistake about it, the signs are clear, and a great deception has been launched. And more importantly, our Lord is soon to come. Prepare yourselves to meet him!

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36 thoughts on “Why gay marriage and why now?

  1. If Jesus had said he would be gone about 3 days, would you say that is a little while? If that is a plausible explanation, then consider what the Apostle Peter later revealed about time in God’s eyes. If a day is as a thousand years and vice versa with the Lord, then Jesus has only been gone a little more than 2 days (about 2,009 years to us) thus his assertion that he would be gone “a little while”. If this little while is indeed true, then per the signs, we are in the season of his coming.

    i’ve been kicking that one around in my head for a good long while…i never mentioned it to anyone because it just seemed crazy…great post..

  2. I can only say “wow”. This is an excellent post that should be required reading for every true believer. Many will argue that these events have nothing to do with one another, but we must see the common thread – continued rebellion against the Lord and a covert assault on His people.

    Great work Pastor…

  3. Chilling, but what a truth! You are about the fifth person I’ve come across (including myself) that has placed Obama and the antichrist in the same sentence! It is more prominent in believer’s minds than we think!

    And yes this gay marriage is a major distraction – shielding believers from the truth of what’s truly happening before our very eyes. Gays know what they are doing. They could care less about truly being “married” but only want the stamp of approval that they are completely acceptable before the world!

    But oh how Satan is playing into into it all. But Pastor, it is a great relief to know that through it all God has His hand in it and is completely controlling EVERYTHING!

    That’s why I won’t panic no matter who becomes president, no matter if gays get their marriages or not, and no matter if abortion is never abolished.

    Excellent post reminding us of a Greater Coming!

  4. I have to concur with the above posters…this is a really thought provoking post…excellent really!!

    I must say that I really do not give much thought to any President or world leader as the anti christ as I have always thought that it would be someone more behind the scenes…

    BUT, your points are very valid..and your second post is errie to say the least….unless Obama clears that up, this will always be a continuing mystery…rather odd…

    I think whoever the antichrist is, the Obama show certainly gives us an idea of what to expect….I understand that people are excited about him but the adulation and blind worship is creepy to say the least..

    And a great point about how the left gets away with mixing church and state all the time…

    Lord Help us when Palin says something or anyone else on the center right spectrum invoking the Lord…..its disgusting but so plainly satanic…..

    And Gay marriage…why now??? Great question…and I would have NEVER thought possible ever …I MEAN..it never even entered my mind….

    What will be the next great evil that is publicly pronounced on our society??

    GCMW: Devin, re Obama’s shrouded past read this. A lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Hawaii (the same day he had to go see his sick grandmother) to open his “vaulted” birth certificate. The implications and evidence could bring a disastrous halt to the presidential race.

  5. Obama the Anti-Christ? LOL! Why gay marriage now? Equality is such a strange thing isn’t it? I would laugh at this post and this blog if you weren’t so serious about all of the anti-gay hatred you spew “DL”. I still find your name ironic.

    GCMW: Well Darian, its apparent, among other things, that your lack of reading comprehension prevents you from seeing things as they really are. I will treat it simply as human deficiency on your part. The best advice I can offer is to correct with a few adult learning classes at your local community college.

  6. Great post, Pastor.

    Here’s more…

    If you’ve never heard of this true fact—and most Americans obviously haven’t—well, that might help to explain why John McCain is behind in the polls.

    OK, you might be asking, where is this Lucifer stuff coming from? It comes from a man named Saul Alinsky, who devoted his life to left-wing agitation in Chicago. He also wrote two seminal books, “Reveille for Radicals” and “Rules for Radicals,” still regarded as key how-to manuals for left-wing activists.

    But Alinsky was more than just a leftist; he was a genuine out-there crazy, someone who loved to shock and stun, just for fun. And so in the first edition of “Rules for Radicals,” published in 1971, he offered this astounding dedication: “Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgement of the very first radical, from all our legends, mythology, and history … the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.”

    This dedication is no secret. David Freddoso wrote about it in his book, The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate; and the inimitable Ann Coulter noted it, too, just last month.

    And the connection between Alinsky and Barack Obama—and Alinsky and the left in general—is real enough. As John Fund, author of a newly revised book, Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy, observes, Alinsky, who died in 1972, was a sort of godfather to all the activist groups that emerged in the 60s and 70s, the most famous (or, if you prefer, notorious) of which today is ACORN.

  7. This was an excellent post! I had been feeling this for some time now. All the signs are lining up. This is absolutely amazing, but the church continues to sleep…not being aware of who’s slipping in thru the open window.

    This was a powerful post!

  8. James, true… the cover of darkness and deception is where satan operates best. No wonder Jesus said I am the light of the world. Those who operate in wickedness hate the light and WHO it represents.

  9. Please outline for me in detail how the anti-christ differs from Satan. They are spoken of in the scriptures as two separate people, which has more power?

  10. Pastor, I just found a very interesting article online about this election and the media bias in favor of Obama…

    That in itself isn’t the issue but take a look at this paragraph from the article this journalist wrote…and this is a secular author………

    ” No, what I object to (and I think most other Americans do as well) is the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side – or worse, actively serving as attack dogs for Senators Obama and Biden. If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as President of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography. That isn’t Sen. Obama’s fault: his job is to put his best face forward. No, it is the traditional media’s fault, for it alone (unlike the alternative media) has had the resources to cover this story properly, and has systematically refused to do so.”

    Whoa…the guy is saying basically what you said in your second point…There is huge chunks of Obama’s bio being left out….

    The full article is here but that particular paragraph was most intriguing!!

    http://pajamasmedia.com/edgelings/2008/10/24/editing-their-way-to-oblivion-journalism-sacraficed-for-power-and-pensions/

    Take care

  11. Joe, that is a good question. I should have clarified the difference between the two.

    It is satan who gives direct power to the antichrist and his attendants. They are “front men” is his attempt to overthrow the rule of God.

    While satan is real, it is also needful to note that satan’s “power” is the power of illusion, suggestion, manipulation and lies. He has no actual abilities to force anything to happen, that’s why people who are deceived are unwitting pawns in helping to spread the illusion that he has actual power. The greatest deception is perhaps believing that there is no deception.

    Here’s the truth:
    Ps 62:11 Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;

  12. Dear Pastor Foster: I absolutely agree with all of your comments about the anit-christ. I really enjoyed reading all of this, and as I read, my mind was exploding with joy, that someone is writing about this. This is nearing the end times, and I wish people would wake up! With all that is happening, we need to be on our knees, praying and waiting for the next minute that Jesus may arrive. We need to be doing, and that is what pleases God, and not fulfilling our own selfish desires.

    If only the homosexual could realize that! Thank you for what you are doing to help the homosexual, and to others who are doing great work like this. When you have to deal with the things we have had to, and face the ignorance of people, you get very frustrated when they attack your Christian beliefs. Things in the Bible are often misquoted, and taken out of context,

    Revelation 22:18:19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in tis book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of prophecy, God shall take away his part of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

    Our son took things out of context, and misconstruded the words of God, just as some of the people who write on your blog.

    I have to commend those who write the truth, and were not afraid of telling it. You, Pastor Foster are dedicated to telling the truth of God’s word, and you know how the the lies of Satan can mess with the mind. You are an inspiration to my husband and myself, you have given us strength to help fight the battle Satan is waging against us, the one that took our son’s life. The lie of homosexuality is abundantly clear in God’s word, and that is why so many, gay churches embrace and mess with minds like Russell’s. I hate what these so called “churches ” preach, in the name of religion. I pray God’s riches blessing for you and what you are doing to get the TRUTH out there. Many lives will be saved throught this leading from God. Thank you with all my heart. I wish people would listen, and it frustrates me that they won’t. Some of the people who write on your blog, have blinders on their eyes. They do not want to face the inevidible, the death from AIDS, (as my son would not listen) he thought he was immune.

    The brutal destruction of human body from unatural use. The diseases that are facing all of us, because of the things passed on by the horrible lifestyle. The homosexual not only destroys his life, and he destroys the family unit, (especially if they don’t condone the liestyle of sin). As the wide spread acceptance of the sin of homosexuality, that is being embraced, what is our grandchildren, and their children going to face? The world as our ancestors have known it will be devastating to them, it will be destroyed by homosexuality….We need to live like God wants, and not like we want. You stand for the trurth, as many do, but I have never known anyone willing to stand up against the gay activists like you have, and be willing to face the lies head on.

    Thank you for that, with all our hearts. God bless you in all your endeavors.In Christ,Carolyn Groff

  13. I have to admit, I am genuinely frightened by this post and especially by DL’s answer to my question. Demon’s and antichrist? Satan attempting to overthrow god? For me, I am amazed to hear how serious you are about this in spite of the obvious logical issues.

    How could god be all powerful yet he has to fight Satan? WHy? Why wouldn’t he just abolish Satan? Why is god keen on the idea of fire and brimstone for man but leaves Satan to his own? I can hear god now saying, “okay Satan, you do what you want but I am going to punish man for whatever you do” I Forgive me if I find that utterly absurd.

    So let me get this straight, no pun intended. Lot was the only one spared in Sodom as god rained fire on everyone but Satan? Would it not have made more logical sense to do away with Satan then it would be to do away with man?

    Carolyn, I am baffled by this term lifestyle as you use it. Do you really believe that every gay person lives the same lifestyle? I live a more healthy lifestyle than most of my heterosexual friends. I eat better, exercise and try to avoid things that are not good for me. I would challenge you to see whose lifestyle is healthier, yours or mine.

    Such blanket statements about entire groups of people are scary, but to say that “the world as out ancestry have known it will be destroyed by homosexuality” is the type of statement that invokes fear of gay people. We all understand were fear take us.

    I am particularly saddened by your statement that the homosexual destroys life. I have worked hard in my community to give life, to volunteer my time, to add peace. I have worked against inner-city gangs and volunteered my time in the courts to help mediate disputes. Far from trying to destroy life, I have worked hard to make life better for many. SO when I hear your words, I feel angry as I value being seen authentically. I would love to hear what goes on in you when you read this.

    Sincerely and seriously not out to “destroy life”
    A homosexual!

  14. After some further thought Carolyn, I might suggest to you that if you really want to connect with gays and lesbians, try using language that reaches out to them rather than language that builds walls or frightens. I might suggest that implying they are out to destroy and hurt others may opt them to close their ears to anything you might have to say no matter how compassionate you believe it is. There is a better way to deliver such messages where people will hear them.

    I wish you the best, I really do.

    -Joe

  15. DL, I would also like to know why you are not speaking out against such blanket statements. As a former gay man, I would think you would empathize with the feelings, but also correct them to note that each person is an individual with their own issues and lifestyle. Will you be correcting that?

  16. Homosexuality is wrong. It is abomination. God will never except it. Man is accepting this abomination, ;more and more each day, but the very small remnant, like out Father God, will never except it.

  17. The most remarkable thing about the widespread acceptence of homosexuality is that Anti-Christ will have no regard for women in sexuality according to Dan.11:37. He may be a homosexual or asexual.

  18. “DL, I would also like to know why you are not speaking out against such blanket statements.”

    Let’s keep this thread on track. Send me via email what blanket statements you are referring to and I will address them in open forum.

  19. you have deleted my last two comments. I am curious. Do you back down when tough issues come up in debate? Why are you backing down on this? what is behind that? I would like to better understand.

    This is a serious issue, that you allowed an anti-gay commenter to bring up and speak to but not allow a rebuttle, why?

    What is your fear?

  20. Candice, good point there…I forgot about that prophecy regarding the anti christ…I know some people think that may refer to a possible homosexual tendency or perhaps that the lust for power by the anti christ makes him indifferent to the opposite sex…

    Either way, an interesting tidbit to be sure.

  21. Its is a telling characteristic of the a/c as foretold by Daniel. As you said Devon, either way it is not a good thing for sure.

    Christ restored the status of women spiritually and relationally. The antichrist will have no use for them relationally or sexually.

  22. I don’t want to come across as labeling Obama as the antichrist, but I have an addition to the list of how he fits the descriptions.

    He is different from the other kings [Daniel 7:24]

    Well, this one is kinda obvious, he would be different from the other presidents by the color of his skin. Again… I am not trying to label or be racist in anyway, I just wanted to point that out.

  23. chad, thanks. I want to be clear. OBAMA IS NOT THE ANTICHRIST.

    He is a FORESHADOW (preexisting) example of the Antichrist.

    Moreover, he’s not the only one. We did make the point that he fits into the descriptive points the Bible makes about the A/c.

    thanks again!

  24. Joe Brummer said:

    Why is god keen on the idea of fire and brimstone for man but leaves Satan to his own?

    Question: Why do you capitalize Satan and not God throughout your post?

    Then you said:

    Would it not have made more logical sense to do away with Satan then it would be to do away with man?

    Question: Whose logic are you basing that question on…yours?

  25. Oh I know, I read the whole post, and I wasn’t accusing you of labeling him in anyway. I just wanted to make sure that you didn’t think I was trying to label him either. I simply wanted to add another way he fits into the description of the A/c.

  26. Growing in Grace asks: Why do you capitalize Satan and not God throughout your post?

    Joe replies: There is not hidden agenda to that and it means nothing. There is nothing implied on my part by this.

    Growing with grace asks: Whose logic are you basing that question on…yours?

    Joe replies: Grace, I hadn’t realized their was more than one form of logic. Do you know something I don’t?

  27. Question 2

    Isaiah 55:

    8For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
    9(N) For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    Since I accept the Bible as the Living Word of God, I believe we are incapable of knowing His logic unless he explains it to us.

  28. I AM SO GLAD YOU POSTED THIS. I am gravely concerned about the MESSIANIC hype surrounding Barak Obama. I am afraid that any questioning of Obama will evoke a vigorous, angry, or even violent defense of Obama. People are resting and hoping that Obama will deliver us from the Bush Administration. Obama is the candidate most people love. The anti-christ (as a person or a system) will be one that appeals to all. No other president in the history of the U.S. has been hated more than Bush. So many have cried out in the air “Anyone but Bush.” They are willing to accept anything as long as its not Bush or affiliated with Bush. But Obama has pledged to advance the gay agenda and the abortion agenda. He will do so because many are deceived into thinking EVERYTHING HE DOES WILL BE RIGHT instead of evaluating all things using the scripture and holding to what is true. Thank you Pastor, THANK YOU 3x. This needs to be read in every Christian church as a concern. Not to bash Obama but to free us from making Obama into a FALSE IDOL!!!

  29. DL – wow! well done brother and with utter clarity! I’ve been telling my wife and others, we could show his “christian” supporters all the proof needed to send a man to the chair – he is as anti Christ as they come; it doesn’t matter – they just don’t care. You nailed it here – We are being conditioned to look for someone…like us, but appears to have an ability to resolve our problem after series of colossal failures. We’re being conditioned to accept that person even at the expense of our previously held beliefs. We’re being conditioned to accept a false hope for change.

  30. Thanks Mark, one of the other things that is important and perhaps explains why we who are truthtellers expereince so much vicious opposition is that a “restraining force” lives within us. The Holy Spirit and his power is the force that prevents the antichrist from enacting his plan without opposition.
    But the truth is mostly rejected by the majority of people. Again, conditioning.

    However as Paul points out once the saints are removed from the earth along with the Holy Spirit, there will be nothing to restrain the gates of hell and the full plan of evil. The man of sin will be revealed.
    Saints should understand that it is our job to oppose evil and wickedness in the church and in the world. We are to speak out and use the tools God has given us to restrain the works of the devil until our removal. We are not here to make friends, fit in or promote false unity and inclusion. Our sole allegiance is to our King and his Kingdom.

    People think they have seen hell on earth now. Compared to what is to come it will be a lullaby.

  31. Dl,
    Now I am really confused. You say Paul says the saints should stand up to evil, but Christ said differently. Christ clearly said you are not to oppose, fight or resist evil. (Matthew 5:39), So can you tell me how you came up with this fight, fight, fight stuff when it directly contradicts the words of Christ?

    Your words above are clearly an example of why I just stopped believing. You read what works for you in the moment. This time, you choose Paul’s words, but ignored Christ’s words in the Sermon in the Mount of Olives. Why?

    I would like to hear you response. I am also curious to see if you can respond without the insults, you normally spew at me.

    -Joe

  32. Actually that says not to resist an evil PERSON. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If you read the surrounding verses, actually the entire chapter is good, the goal of these sayings is “that you may be sons of your Father in heaven;for He makes His sun rise on the evil and the good…” and “therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:1-48
    By living this way, we would be an example to the unbeliever.
    We are always to contend for the faith (Jude whole chapter) because certain people have crept in unawares…
    We are to resist the devil James chapter 4, James 5: 6-9
    We are to beware of philosophy and empty deceit (Colossians 2:6-8).

  33. pastor dl,
    i was just thinking about how homosexuals want the word “marriage” so badly, as if it would lend credibility to their actions.

  34. Great point Camille!!! I could stand in a garage but that does not make me a car. The hard question is, will Barack Obama support the Defense of Marriage Act which will affirm marriage as between one man & one woman or not?

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