Are You Following A False
Religion - Part 1
THE WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL AND ALL THE ISRAELITES NATIONS
THAT FORGET GOD!
"But though we, or an angel from heaven preach unto you any other
Gospel than that which we have preached unto you, (Christianity) let him
be accursed." (Galatians 1:8)
Within recent months, I have distributed many one page flyers
titled "The Old Religion vs. The New Religion." It came from an anonymous
source, but was of such a vital nature, and I have received so many favorable
comments on it, that I have decided to enlarge on its contents. It is a
MUST message for these "closing out days of this Age." This article "Are
You Following a False Religion?" needs to be read in humbleness, asking
God's Holy Spirit to lead us into His truth.
Three distinct Scriptures are given as a basic reference. Hosea
4:6, which says: "My people are destroyed FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: because
thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be
no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will
also forget thy children."
We need to realize here, that there is a great deal of difference
between KNOWLEDGE and the EDUCATION which is being pushed so vigorously
by the advocates of Secular Humanism.
The English word KNOWLEDGE, as used here in the KJV, comes from
the Hebrew word "da'ath" which literally means: "to be aware of; to know."
EDUCATION, on the other hand, according to Webster's New World Dictionary,
means: "to train; to develop skill of mind by formal schooling, or study."
One can easily see the importance of teaching TRUTH. If TRUTH is not taught
to the developing mind, all sorts of problems arise.
The Apostle Paul recognized the difference between a KNOWLEDGEABLE
man, and one who had EDUCATED God out of his life. In Romans 1:21-22, Paul
used these rather harsh words: "Because that, when they knew (about) God,
they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain (Greek:
'mataioo: meaning: 'to become foolish; to become wicked, or idolatrous;
vain') in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened...Professing
themselves to be wise, they became fools."
Paul then goes on to enlarge on this thought in 2 Timothy 3:7,
when he speaks about those who are: "Ever learning, and never able to come
to the KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH."
Today, America is overrun with "educated idiots," with strings
of degrees behind their name, yet who refuse to accept the truth as laid
down by God in His Holy Word. The prophet Isaiah, writing hundreds of years
before the time of Paul labels such in Isaiah 56:10-11, when he said: "His
(Israel's) watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant (of the truth), they
are all dumb dogs, they cannot (or will not) bark; sleeping, lying down,
loving to slumber: Yea, they are greedy dogs (Hebrew: 'keleb' literally
meaning: 'a male prostitute') which can never have enough, and they are
shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every
one for his gain..."
What a terrible indictment of our nation's political and religious
leaders. Instead of acting as WATCHMEN to warn our people of danger, they
have "gone to sleep on duty," or worse yet, joined the enemy. They will
lie, and compromise to stay in office, or to gain a larger church, or stay
on national television.
This truth was vitally illustrated a number of years ago, when
speaking at a large Christian University in the East. Conversing with it's
Chancellor, we asked him why Dr. Billy Graham had gone soft on communism
and liberalism, when at one time he took a strong stand against it. Why
today he will not hold a city revival unless the ultra-liberal National
Council of Churches is one of its sponsors, which publicly advocates things
which he knows are wrong.
After a few seconds of reflection, this godly educator answered:
"A few weeks ago, Dr. Graham and his wife Ruth were in this office, and
I asked Billy this same question. He refused to answer or look me in the
eye. But his wife Ruth, looked me straight in the eye, as she said: 'We
intend to do anything necessary to fill the football stadiums.'" "Doing
everything for their own gain," the Apostle said.
Then we have another strong witness in Amos 8:11-12: "Behold,
the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land,
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words
of the Lord: And they (the people) shall wander from sea to sea, and from
the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word
of the Lord, and shall not find it."
During times of spiritual famine such as is existence in America
today, charlatans have an easy prey among people seeking the truth, unless
they have a firm foundation in God's Word. This too, is a terrible indictment
against our preachers and seminary professors. It too has second and third
Scriptural witnesses. In Jeremiah 23:22, we are told: "But if they (the
pastors and priests) had stood in my (God's) counsel, and had caused my
(Israel) people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from
their evil way, and from the evil of their doing."
As we look around us, we can see there has been very little "turning
from wicked ways," among our people. Even the great charismatic revivals
of recent years, which were supposed to have saved thousands, have made
little inroads on the sins which are so prevalent in America today. A few
years ago, the charismatics boasted about how their revivals in Rwanda
had saved 86% of the people. Yet it was these so-called "saved" Pentecostals
who chopped up other Christians, merely because they were from another
The same thing on a lesser scale has taken place within the White
Israel Nations of Christendom, as preachers have done a fair job in preaching
the "salvation" message, but have sadly neglected the message of "Christian
responsibility after salvation." Today, the average church has become one
that follows the New Religion's path of compromising with the world in
order to receive it's approval.
Paul admonished the young preacher Timothy, in 2 Timothy 4:2-4:
"Preach the word (Not some church doctrine, but the Doctrine of Christ,
the Word of God); be instant in season, out of season (In other words,
make your preaching coincide with what the Word of God teaches); REPROVE,
REBUKE, EXHORT with all longsuffering (Patience and forbearance) and doctrine.
For the time will come (It is here now) when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but after their own lusts (yearning for material things) shall
they heap to themselves teachers, having itching (Greek: 'knethos' meaning
by implication to 'tickle') ears; And they shall turn away their ears from
the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
This is what happens to Christians who follow the New Religion
teaching of men like evangelist Benny Hinn, or Paul Crouch of Trinity Broadcasting
System (TBS). What are these "fables" they teach? The Apostle identifies
them in Titus 1:10-11: "For there are many unruly and vain talkers and
deceivers, specially they of the circumcision (Jews, like Benny Hinn, Mike
Evans and other Jews who falsely claim to be Christians): Whose mouths
must be stopped, who subvert (lead astray) whole houses (families), teaching
things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's (money's) sake."
Watch the actions of these Judeo-Christian TV charlatans as they
"Praise The Lord" loudly on one hand, while raising money for their cause
on the other.
Recently on television, on the Trinity Broadcasting System (TBS),
headed by Paul and Jan Crouch were holding their nationwide Praise The
Lordathon! Over and over again, so-called Christians, including Jan, were
shown dancing in most un-Christian attitudes, as they whirled to the beat
of some jungle music used by the Satanists in darkest Africa. Jan was dressed
to look more like a high priced prostitute, than the wife of a dignified
president of a Christian Broadcasting System, with her blonde hair piled
high on her head, and makeup "ala Tammy Bakker (Who by the way is Jewish)."
She danced and whirled with the best of them, banging her noise
maker and shouting "Praise the Lord! We have just passed the $4-million
mark!" All during the preaching that followed, often by Black preachers
who steamed up the audience with their shouting rendition of what they
called the Word, a message flashed across the bottom of the screen which
said: Send Your Contributions To...!
It came to mind the verse in Titus 1:11 where Paul said: "...who
subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy
lucre's sake." The Apostle Paul goes on to further explain this in verse
14, where he said: "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments
of men, that turn from the truth." And we recalled how the anti-Christ
enemy of God (the Jews) are praised on this so-called Christian Broadcasting
System. Have you ever heard this verse used as the text for a sermon? In
sixty years in a fundamental Baptist Church, I never heard it even read!
This is another indication that these folks are following the New Religion.
Are You Following A False Religion
- Part 2
A final Scriptural reference to use is found in Philippians 3:18-19:
"(For many (So-called Christians) walk, of whom I have told you often,
and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of
Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly (Love of material
things), and whose glory is in their shame, (who mind earthly things.)"
Here is the crux of the problem. Our churches are crammed with
"saved" folks. They want Jesus as Savior, all right, so they take Him as
a sort of Celestial Fire Insurance Policy to keep them out of hell. But
they do not want Him as King, no matter how often they call Him "Lord."
For when they accept Him as "King," they MUST acknowledge His right to
control their lives, and neither they or their pastor's want to stop "doing
their own thing!"
As the result of this kind of religious thinking, we have seen
a strange and very sad phenomenon take place in America where with 50-million
"born again" Christians, the nation is headed for hell faster than at any
time in our existence. Is it because the vast majority of these folks want
to follow the easy way of the New Religion, rather than the path of dedication
required by the OLD?
Could it be that most professing Christians are in the category
spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 5:13, when He said: "Ye (Christians) are
the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor (It's ability
to act as salt and hold back corruption), wherewith shall it be salted?
it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden
under foot of men." In other words: "Thrown into the garbage!" "Harsh words,"
you say, but from the lips of the Master Himself!
How many professing Christians do you know who are Alka Seltzer
Christians? They come to church on Sunday and "fizz" for an hour or two,
then the rest of the week you can't tell them from the worldly crowd. They
go to the same places (casinos; bars, etc.). They run around with the same
worldly crowd; they use the same worldly language, many won't even say
"grace" before they eat in a public place. For all intents and purposes,
they are not only in the world, they are of the world. Then we wonder why
the country regresses into sin and corruption.
Paul, looking at the New Religion Christians of his day said:
"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the
grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be
some that trouble you, and would pervert (Greek METASTREPHO, meaning: 'corrupt;
turn from the truth') the gospel of Christ." (Galatians 1:6-7)
Once again the ugly head of the New Religion raises itself as
a tool of the enemy, to turn Christians away from the truth. Unfortunately,
many are "sucked in" by their sorcery.
So let's spend a few moments seeing how almost unannounced and
undetected, this Gospel of the New Religion has crept into our Christian
churches and polluted them! This is especially true of those churches who
pride themselves with being Judeo-Christian.
While the New Religion gives every outward appearance of being
the real thing, it's relation to the Old Religion is superficial, while
the differences are fundamental. Following is a point by point examination
of the differences.
1). This new evangelical approach employs essentially the same
language as the old-time evangelism, while changing its contents and misplacing
As you examine the Cross taught in the Bible, you find that it
has no ties with the world system. It carries out the harsh sentence imposed
by the Garden of Eden and given re-emphasis at Sinai: "Behold, all souls
are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine:
the soul that sinneth, it shall die...The soul that sinneth, it shall die..."
(Ezekiel 18:4, 20) It is not a message sinful man likes to hear, for it
is opposed to the sinful nature of "unsaved" men and women. The Apostle
Paul explained it this way: "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to
bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." (Galatians
When we look at the Law of Sinai, we know immediately that we
can't keep it! And knowing it's sentence, we go scurrying to find a way
to safety. Our search reveals only one way out of our predicament, and
this is through the shed blood of Christ, when we accept Him as Savior
and King. This is the Old Religion!
But the New Religion does not oppose the sinful nature of mankind,
in fact it places nothing on the individual but upon society collectively.
It recognizes it as being universal and that it crops up in the best of
families. So this FALSE RELIGION becomes a friendly pal, and if it is understood
properly, can become a source of oceans of fun and good innocent enjoyment.
Ask almost any teenager what they want most out of life and they will tell
you: "We want to have fun! We want to live life to it's fullest!"
You see, the teaching of the New Religion, allows sinful Adam
to live without interference, which is exactly what he wants. He wants
to be free to "do his own thing," whatever that may be. He doesn't have
to change his life very much to become a church member under this "new
order." His accent is on self enjoyment, rather than on service to Almighty
God and the Lord Jesus Christ. He is now having "fun" on a higher level,
morally, if not intellectually.
You see, the New Religion teaching gives an entirely new approach
to evangelism. The evangelist does not demand that the seeker give up his
or her old life before becoming a Christian. He doesn't preach contrasts
between the old life of sin and the new one of Christian dedication. "Wherefore
the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be
justified by faith." (Galatians 3:24)
He preaches similarities. He seeks to key into public interests,
especially among young people, by showing that Christianity makes no unpleasant
demands on your life. It negates completely Christ's order in Matthew 16:14,
where He said: "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For
whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his
life for my sake shall find it." (Matthew 16:24-25)
The Old Religion demands OBEDIENCE and DISCIPLINE, while the New
Religion makes no unpleasant demands on the seeker. The crux of the matter
is in DENIAL. The WORD of God says you MUST deny yourself, but the New
Religion, says, "NO!" you can continue doing worldly things, we will merely
raise them to a higher plane. So we will have dances in the church from
now on, for that will keep our young people in a (sic) Christian atmosphere.
Whatever the sin-mad world happens to be clamoring for at the
moment, the New Religion will find skillful and clever ways of accommodating.
It will show the world that the church offers the same thrills, on a higher
spiritual plane of course, which will be more spiritually uplifting than
the worldly version, while giving you the same sensations.
So although the Word of God says very clearly in Leviticus 20:13:
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them
have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their
blood shall be upon them."
The New Religion crowd immediately says: "But that was in the
Old Testament, where God was a God of hate; we live under the New Covenant
of LOVE, and while we may hate the sin we MUST always love the sinner,
so let them join the church. In fact, we don't even object too much if
a homosexual becomes pastor of our church. We Christians must be broad-minded,
But the Old Religion, as found in the New Covenant, has the same
message: "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became
fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made
like to corruptible man... Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness
through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between
themselves" (Romans 1:21-24)
He goes on in verse 26 and 27, to explain the homosexual lifestyle,
which is now approved by the New Religion, and in verse 32 shows that the
same penalty, DEATH, that as found in Leviticus, is in operation in the
New Covenant as well. "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against
nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman,
burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which
is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error
which was meet...Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit
such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure
in them that do them." (Romans 1:26-27, 32)
Are You Following A False Religion
- Part 3
While the Old Religion demanded the DEATH penalty for the sinner,
the New Religion merely re-directs him into a better way. It gives him
a cleaner, jollier way of living, and saves his self-respect. He no longer
has to look on himself as a rebel against God. To the person who is "self-assertive,"
it says: "Come and assert yourself in Christ!" To the "egotist" it says:
"Come and do your boasting in the Lord!" To those who seek "thrills," it
says: "Come and enjoy the thrill that only Christ can give!"
Any Christian message which is slanted in the direction of the
current vogue in order to make it acceptable to the public, while the philosophy
behind this deception may be sincere, its sincerity does not save it from
being false. It is A FALSE RELIGION, because it is BLIND! It misses completely
the true meaning of the Cross.
One could not be much more sincere than the priest of Baal in
Elijah's day: "And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long
halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal,
then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said Elijah
unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal's
prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two
bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in
pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the
other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on
the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the
God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered
and said, It is well spoken. And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal,
Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many;
and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And they took
the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the
name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But
there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar
which was made. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and
said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing,
or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
And THEY CRIED ALOUD, AND CUT THEMSELVES after their manner WITH KNIVES
AND LANCETS, till the blood gushed out upon them." (1 Kings 18:21-28)
The message preached by the New Religion preachers may be 97%
good, but it is like rat poison that is 97% cornmeal. It is the 3% arsenic
that kills. So it is with the proteges of the New Religion. Their spurious
teaching of a "pre-tribulation" RAPTURE, causes potential soldiers of Christ,
to hide in their comfortable spiritual foxholes, while the battle rages,
as they pray for Christ to rescue them from the results of their own apathy.
They teach that Christ did away with the Law on Calvary, and that
Christians are no longer "under the law." Even though Jesus rebutted this
falsehood Himself, and the Apostle Paul said in Romans 3:31: "God forbid!"
They also seldom speak about SIN, which the Bible defines as "transgression
of the law," in 1 John 3:4. So according to their way of reasoning, if
there is no LAW, there can be no SIN, yet we see the results of it all
around us every day.
The teaching of the New Religion causes its followers to accept
church doctrine, which elevates God's worst enemies, to a Chosen People
status, even though the King told the Jewish leaders: "Ye believe not,
because ye are NOT OF MY SHEEP (Israelites)." (John 10:26) In Matthew 23:14,
Jesus accused the Jewish leaders of going to great length to gain converts,
only to change them into "two-fold more a child of hell than yourselves,"
which should give one a clear picture of where Christian Zionists stand
in Christ's opinion.
Yet the New Religion pastors venerate them and place them on a
pedestal, even though we are warned in 2 John 11 that to do so makes us
"partaker in their evil deeds." How many of you who read these words will
be willing to stand before God some day and answer for the millions of
unborn babies who have been murdered in mostly Jewish run, and Jewish owned
abortion clinics? The Bible says you will be held accountable, if you help
them! This will apply to everyone, even the Hal Lindsey's (Who is also
a Jew) the Jack Van Impe's and the Peter LaLonde's.
It would be worth your time to look specifically at the Old Religion.
It is a bleak, stark, symbol of death! It stands for an abrupt and violent
end of those who sin without repentance. In Roman times when a man took
up his stake and started down the road with it, he had already said "goodbye"
to his family and friends. He knew he was never coming back, for the stake
he bore never made any compromises. It modified nothing! It spared nothing!
It slew all of the man, completely and for eternity. It made no attempt
to remain on good terms with its victim. It struck cruelly and hard, and
when it had finished its gruesome work, the man was dead!
Whether we like it or not, the race of Adam is under the death
penalty. God told our father and mother, Adam and Eve: "But of the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the
day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:17)
Our maternal grandmother Eve, preferred to believe the "tempter"
rather than God, when he told her: "...Ye shall not surely die: For God
doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened,
and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:4-5)
The Bible tells us that when Eve: "And when the woman saw that
the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a
tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and
did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Genesis
Thus death came to the Adamic race, for they began to die the
moment they ate of the forbidden fruit. So since that day, there has been
no commutation and no escape from the death penalty, whether you follow
the Old Religion or the New one.
God cannot approve of the "fruits of sin," no matter how innocent
they may appear to our earthly eyes. So God saves men and women by slaying
them on the stake and then raising them to life through the death, burial
and resurrection of His Son, our Kinsman Redeemer and Savior.
Any evangelist or pastor who attempts to draw friendly parallels
between the ways of God and man, is false to the truth of God, and cruel
to the souls of those entrusted to him. He will beheld accountable before
God for his falsehood. In Luke 17, Jesus told us: "Then said he unto the
disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him,
through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one
of these little ones." (Luke 17:1-2)
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 bottom of the Stake where He was crucified. For we KNOW
that: "...Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth
alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." (John 12:24)
Those of us who preach and teach the Gospel, have a tremendous
responsibility on our shoulders, for we must not think of ourselves as
Public Relations agents, sent out by God to establish good will between
Christ and the world. We must never imagine ourselves as being commissioned
by Christ, to make Him acceptable to big business, sports, the media, or
modern education. We are prophets, not diplomats! Our message MUST never
be one of comparison, it MUST BE: "...except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish." (Luke 13:3)
This is why we are somewhat skeptical of the professional athletes
who claim to be Christian. They say they "love the Lord," yet continue
to play ball on Sunday, when they know they are keeping many people away
from church. What they profess, is not consistent with what they do!
The Christian compromise with sports and the world has gone so
far that the Catholic church holds a Saturday night mass, so that its people
are free on Sunday to do what they want while a large Southern Baptist
church has a special meeting during the week, for its members who work
in the local casinos. No wonder our nation is in trouble when we put ourselves
first before God. In Isaiah 58:13-14 we read: "If thou turn away thy foot
from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the
Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable; and shalt honour him,
not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking
thine own words. Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will
cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with
the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken
How many so-called Christians do you know who follow this admonition?
God offers eternal life to all those who will come to Him through
His Son, Jesus the Christ. He does not offer an improved life, as the New
Religion teaches, but a NEW LIFE, out of death! Whoever wants to possess
it, must be willing to "pass under the rod." They must be willing to completely
repudiate themselves and agree with God's just sentence against them.
What does this mean to the individual? To the condemned man or
woman who is seeking life thorough Jesus Christ? There is only one way
this theology can be transmitted into life! It is quite simple, it comes
as one is brought under conviction by the Holy Spirit and who is willing
to repent! They MUST be willing to completely forsake their sins, the world,
and themselves. They must cover nothing, defend nothing in the old life,
excuse nothing. They MUST come not seeking terms at the hands of God, not
to "plea bargain" with Him, but with a willingness to bow their head and
repent before the stroke of God's displeasure, acknowledge that they are
worthy of death. Hebrews 10:31 tells us: "It is a fearful thing to fall
into the hands of the living God."
Are You Following A False Religion
- Part 4 (Last One)
It is not the easy, "speak a little prepared prayer and ask Jesus
into your heart," that the modern evangelist loves to speak about. This
is not something one can safely "fool with," for: "Be not deceived; God
is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Galatians
Once you come to the realization that you are helpless to save
yourself, that no amount of wealth, prestige, or good works can give you
eternal life, then you are ready for Holy Spirit conviction of sin, which
will cause you to repent and gaze upon the face of the risen Savior, accepting
His sacrifice made for you. When you do this, then power, and life, and
rebirth, and cleansing will come into your life.
The same Stake that ended the earthly life of the Son of God,
now puts an end to you, the rebel and sinner, with your earthly desires.
Then the same power that raised Christ from the dead, will raise you up
to a new life in Christ Jesus. It is not an elevation and bettering of
the old life, it is something completely new, a new beginning!
Many will object to this assessment, they will say it is too "narrow,"
or is our own private view of salvation. Yet God set His "hallmark" of
approval on this message from the day of the Apostle Paul to the present,
whether it has been stated in these exact words or not. This has been the
context of all the preaching that has ever impacted and brought true power
to the world in the last Twenty Centuries.
If you don't have this power and witness in your life, we suggest
you take a close, personal inventory of your Christian experience, to make
sure that you received the truth of the Old Religion, rather than the falsehood
embodied in the New.
The Reformers and Revivalists of Christendom put their emphasis
on the Old Religion, and men, women, and children; whole communities and
countries were saved through the might operations of the Holy Spirit. Point
out to us, if you can, one mighty revival in the last fifty years that
has changed the spiritual face of America. The "high powered" evangelist
sweeps into town with his entourage and fills the football stadium night
after night; service after service people flock forward at his persuasion
to kneel at the altar and sign a Commitment Card. The media headlines "forty
thousand saved in this Holy Ghost revival." The evangelist leaves, and
the city returns to pretty much as it was before. The bars remain open,
the prostitutes and pimps still prowl the streets, the dope peddler can
still be found at his favorite corner, and the places that peddle flesh
and pornography still continue at full speed, and unborn baby after unborn
baby is still being murdered every day.
Compare this to the old revivals, preached under the Old Religion,
that took place in the Nineteenth and the beginning of the Twentieth Century;
preached by men like D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday and other Spirit filled men.
The bars were closed, pimps and prostitutes were saved or run out of town,
the halls of pornography were closed. WHY? Because the power of the Old
Religion causes men and women to change, while the preaching of the NEW,
may bring church members, but in many instances they are the "salt which
has lost it's saltiness."
Today, with time running out, this country, and all of Christendom
for that matter, needs a real dose of the Old Religion, in order to survive.
It is the only medicine that will put the FORMULA FOR SURVIVAL into operation:
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and
pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and WILL HEAL THEIR LAND." (2
How we love to quote this verse in the churches of America, but
have you ever heard your pastor preach a sermon on Isaiah 59:1-2? In this
passage we are told that God has not lost His power. He is the same God
that opened the Red Sea, shook down the walls of Jericho, and stood beside
the Shepherd boy David as he faced the Philistine giant Goliath. But verse
2 says: "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and
your sins have hid his face from you, that HE WILL NOT HEAR."
Why don't we hear this message preached from the pulpits of America?
Is it because it is not a pleasant message and does not fit in with the
gospel of the New Religion? Instead we have God pictured as some grey bearded
grandfather character, sitting on a fluffy cloud, as He looks over the
earth and says: "I know they are a bunch of onry little devils, but I love
them so much that I will make certain they all get into my kingdom." NO
WAY! No matter how much and how loud the apostates preach differently.
Today the clouds darken, the thunder rolls, the lightning flashes
and the storms of the New Age Movement move in, we need to KNOW that we
have a FORMULA FOR OUR SURVIVAL that will work. It will work because God
said it would in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Must our people be driven to their knees and have their nose rubbed
in the dirt, before they will "listen to God, OBEY, and be saved both spiritually
and physically?" In the "olden days" our forefathers were called "stiff
necked," and looking back over the last 35 centuries, it doesn't seem that
we have learned very much. We certainly haven't learned the lesson that:
"He who does not learn from the mistakes of history is bound to repeat
In 1 Corinthians 10:11, we are told that the warnings of Scripture
were for our example and "written for our admonition." That's why Deuteronomy
28 was written, it clearly outlines the blessing that comes through OBEDIENCE,
and the curses that come when we disobey.
It is the story in brief of modern Christendom and what is happening
to us. Notice verse 25: "The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before
thine enemies..." (Deuteronomy 28:25)
Why do you think that great, powerful Uncle Sam was defeated in
Korea and Vietnam by nations smaller than most of our states? We did not
win a victory with honor in either war. We lost them! Not because of the
lack of bravery on the part of our men in uniform, but because of the lack
of moral courage on the part of the men who were running our government.
Then to add "salt to our wounds," these same men abandoned our "prisoners
of war," often to a horrible death and are now "licking the boots" of our
one-time enemy, in order to get material gain. How much more immoral can
In verse 33 we are told that "The fruit of thy land, and all thy
labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be
only oppressed and crushed always." If you can't see this happening in
our Foreign Aid Program, it is because you have deliberately closed your
eyes and mind to the truth.
Verse 43 says: "The stranger that is within thee shall get up
above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend
to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou
shalt be the tail." (Deuteronomy 28:43-44)
Under the New Religion theology this is what has happened, until
today, we see once Christian America, being run by heathen aliens who hate
our God. Look at President Clinton's appointees to high government positions.
The vast majority are Black, Hispanic, or Jews, and very few qualify as
Christian. Many are oriented towards the immorality of sodomy.
In verse 58-61, we are told the diseases that will come because
of our disobedience. Could AIDS be one of them? The health of America is
in jeopardy today in spite of the billions we spend on Health Care Programs.
And we haven't seen anything yet, unless we repent and turn to God. The
New Religion will not save us! Under the Old Religion, we have two options:
(1) "God's way - the easy way;" or (2) we can continue "doing our own thing,"
and learn that "The way of the transgressor (They who buck God), is not
only very hard, but that it ALWAYS leads to DISASTER?" Why is it that the
adherents of the New Religion never teach this eternal truth?
Dare we, as heirs to God's legacy of power, tamper with the truth?
Dare we, with our stubby little pencils, erase the lines of God's blueprint
or alter the pattern God showed us at Calvary. God forbid!
Let us return to preaching the "whole counsel of God's Word; the
Old Religion," and know once again, the first-hand power and victory which
can be ours though Christ Jesus.
Look closely at yourself, stand before the mirror in your comfortable
home and look yourself straight in the eye, if you dare. Search your heart.
What Religion do your preach or teach? The Old or the New? Which King do
you follow, the King who died for you on the Stake, or the anti-Christ
Lucifer of the New? (Are You Following A New False Religion? by: Lt. Col.
Gordon "Jack" Mohr)
"I am gong to show that real religious persecution is uniquely Jewish...In
the time of Justinian, in the sixth century, the Jews massacred Christians
in Caesarea and
destroyed their churches. When Stephanus, the governor attempted to
defend the Christians, the Jews fell on him and slew him. In 608 A.D.,
the Jews of Antioch fell upon
their Christians neighbors and killed them with fire and sword...About
614 A.D., the Persians advanced upon Palestine and the Jews, after joining
their standard, massacred the Christians and destroyed their churches.
Ninety thousand Christians perished in Jerusalem alone." (The International
Jew, Henry Ford (1922), pp. 171, 173; Who is Esau-Edom? Charles A. Weisman,