Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Siding With The Foxes vs. The Wolves

By Ray Gano
This is going to be an article that will probably upset many of you out there. You will defend and justify, but in the end you will have to choose a side.
In these days of political turmoil and strife we on the conservative side cry out for someone to lead the charge.
Problem is that we have thrown our lots in with the foxes verses the wolves.
What we have forgotten is who we serve, that is the Lord Jesus Christ and neither the foxes or the wolves recognize Him for who he is; The one and only Savior.
This past weekend Glenn Beck held  a  faith-based event in front of the Lincoln Memorial  in Washington. He rallied conservatives of different faiths around their shared values, principles and strong belief that faith can play an essential role in reuniting the country.
Problem is that Beck is a Mormon. one who does not see our Lord Jesus Christ as the one true Son of  God. In Beck's mind Jesus is just one of many gods and many sons. Beck is a fox among the sheep.
In fact in an interview just after the event in Washington, Beck stated…
"Most Americans Don't Recognize Obama's Christianity"
“You have to learn his (Obama’s) theology. Learn his influences. Learn who he has surrounded himself with his whole life. More knowledge, not less. More access to information, not less,” Beck explained.(1)
And after going over a few clips, the broadcaster concluded that Obama’s theology is not Muslim. But neither is it Christian.
“It's a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christians know it,” Beck asserted. “But as usual, the media won't look at any of those facts because most people in the media don't have any idea what Christianity really is.” (1)
Why are we listening and siding with foxes?
Scripture says…                                                                                                                            
1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Mormon's are good people. They maintain conservative values socially, but theologically, they are worlds apart.
Let me point out just some of the false teachings of this cult called Mormonism.
Mormons  believe…
- In a  race of gods, {advanced humanoids from a planet orbiting the mysterious star Kolab} who were once only men but through adherence to Mormon teachings became gods, called a council and decided that Jesus would be the God and savior of planet Earth.
-  Lucifer, spirit brother of Jesus (2), wanting to be God and savior of Earth, lead a rebellion and lost. The followers of Lucifer became demons and therefore denied bodies of flesh and blood for all eternity.
- Those who remained neutral in the rebellion were cursed to be born with black skin (3).
- Those who followed Jesus were born with white skin.
- Mormon doctrine believes in the Pre-existence of souls
- Mormons believe God the father has a body of flesh and blood (4)
- Mormons believe God the Father is also called Michael the archangel (5)
A great pastor and theologian Harry Ironside stated the following…
"Error is like leaven, of which we read, "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." Truth mixed with error is equivalent to all error, except that it is more innocent looking and, therefore, more dangerous. God hates such a mixture! Any error, or any truth-and-error mixture, calls for definite exposure and repudiation. To condone such is to be unfaithful to God and His Word and treacherous to imperiled souls for whom Chris died." --H.A. Ironside
What we in today's modern church have forgotten is biblical separation. We have forgotten the ways of the Lord and instead sided with foxes, who like the wolves are out to kill, and do  as much damage as the wolf. But because of their cunning and slyness, we the sheep, have let down our guard and believe we can live among the foxes.
This sort of mindset does one thing and one thing only. Allows the wolves to come in unnoticed, that is until it is too late and the slaughter has begun.
Scripture says…
2 Corinthians (KJV) 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Is Mormonism true Christianity? No, it is an abomination and a heresy.
Scripture says…
Titus 3:10 (KJV) A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
Knowing that Beck stands with the wolves, believes in heresy and an abomination, why are we so willing to let him "lead us" when he represents the enemy?
But that is not all and I don't want to just point out Glenn Beck.
There are others, like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. They have great things to say and know how to rally the people.  We associate with them because they are saying a lot of the right things that sound good to us. "God, honor, country, the constitution" and the list goes on.
But are they one in the faith? No, both Limbaugh and Hannity are both confessing Catholics.
They  too are also foxes among the sheep.
Pope John Paul II , on his deathbed, wrote a note saying, "I am totally in your hands" - a note directed to MARY - not Christ who died in order to offer us eternal salvation!
Did MARY die for us? Was she our final SIN sacrifice? Did SHE hold the key to everlasting life? NO! She was a mere human (born into sin, just like the rest of us!) who continued to have children after  Jesus' birth.
Furthermore, the Catholic Church places entirely too much emphasis on Mary. Although many Catholics will fight you tooth and nail that Catholics don't worship Mary, they have statues to her, shrines to her, and they pray to her.
In fact she is has been named co-redemptress and intercessor between God and man. This is right out of the pit of hell.
1 John 2:22 (KJV)  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Here are just a few errors we find with the Catholic Church vs. biblical Christianity.
The Catholic Church teaches: Initial justification is by means of baptism
The Catholic Church teaches: Adults must prepare for justification through faith and good works
The Catholic Church teaches: Justification is furthered by sacraments and good works
The Catholic Church teaches: Justification is lost through mortal sin
The Catholic Church teaches: Salvation is attained by cooperating with grace through faith, good works, and participation in the sacraments
The Catholic Church teaches: The sacraments are necessary channels for the continual infusion of grace. They bestow grace in virtue of the rite performed (6)
And the list goes on and on.
Folks, none of the high profile talkers are Christians. Oh, they may have a form of Godliness, and they may even mention "God" every now and then, but there is not a national-talker on the air who will boldly mention the name of Jesus as part of his broadcast.
Let me state very clearly, God, without Jesus, is not Christianity.
Conservatism without Christianity is "counterfeit salt."
Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity are the poster boys for the secularization of Christianity in America. These and others like them are foxes helping to get our guard down so that the wolves can move in for the kill.
Now let me say, I enjoy listening to Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity. I agree with a lot of what they say politically and the stands they take on behalf of this country. In fact I love it when Beck gets all crazy on the radio or how "El Rushbo"  presents things.
 But, and it seems we have forgotten this, Beck,  Limbaugh, Hannity and the others are not role model for Bible believing Christians.
These people are secular conservatives and not washed in the blood of our Lord.
It does not matter how much we like these guys, love what they say and approve of what they are doing. We still need to separate ourselves from the foxes and the world.
If they do not have the Lord as their personal savior, they are of the world and God commands us to not have fellowship with them.
Scripture says…
Ephesians  5:11 (KJV) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
We have dropped our guard and instead of following the true  shepherd, we have bought into a lie.
Colossians 2:8 (KJV) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ
I love what Coach Dave Daubenmire said..
"Having him (Rush Limbaugh) lecture you, me, or the Democrats on right and wrong would be like listening to Tiger Woods talk about the privacy of his putter. For both of them I would have no assurance that we were referencing the same tool. Tiger used his putter to prod his fans, Rush uses a microphone. Both became famous for what they do, and only recently do we understand who they are." (6)
In fact, let me ask this. How many of you make sure that you tune in daily to Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity or another instead of spending time in God's Word?
How many pastors never miss a show, forsaking time with God?
How many conservative Christians are willing to truly criticize Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity for fear they are criticizing the Republican Party?
Since when did the GOP equate to GOD?
These guys and others like them, their true religion is not Christianity, it is secular conservatism and we who are bible believing Christians need to clear the cobwebs from our mind and understand there is a clear and concise difference.
Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are faithful to secular conservatism because that is their religion, but what we need to remember is that these foxes are only giving lip-service to Christianity.
That is a fact.
So did I spend my Saturday last weekend watching the foxes make speeches in Washington DC?
Nope, and  to tell you the truth, it wasn’t even on my radar.
Our churches and pastors have taken a back-seat in the battle for the soul of America. Because of that we have negated our responsibility to the "Churches and Pastors of Secular Conservatism."
Christ-less Conservatism and Christ-less Liberalism are both that, Christ -Less.
If they do not serve Christ, then they serve their father the devil who is the enemy.
Scripture says…
2 Timothy 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
These foxes offer a salt with no taste, a light that is dark that ultimately leads to death from the wolves whom they work with.
These mouth pieces of secular conservatism do not promote a biblical Jesus Christ. Because of that we need to do what God's Word says and "from such turn away."
We need to turn back to the true leader and shepherd, that is none other than Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
1 - http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100829/beck-most-americans-dont-recognize-obamas-christianity/page2.html
2 - Journal of Discourses Vol. 13 p.282
3 - Journal of Discourses Vol. 17 p. 290
4 - Pearl of great price 4:1-4; See John 4:24 & Luke 24:37-39
5 - Doctrine & covenants Sec. 104:28
6 - http://therefinersfire.org/challenging_catholicism.htm
7 - http://www.newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave197.htm

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