APPENDIX II

The AUTHENTICITY for this BOOK LIES in the REVELATION of the SCRIPTURES USED.

Read the entire Scripture texts to receive their full inclusive meaning in the material.

The PROTESTANT CHRISTIAN BIBLE IS the ONLY WORD of GOD’S TRUTH.

© Protestant Christian Bible

As I was completing this book, God indicated that He wanted me to include a provision at the beginning of each chapter as to where and through Whom the authenticity for this material came. The word authenticity means the genuineness, the legitimacy, the validity, the faithfulness, the dependability, the accuracy of this written material. I have had no formal training in the areas of Biblical exegesis or book writing. It has taken me over three years to compile the years of teaching contained in these books. This material has been revealed to me by God the Holy Spirit during the past 38 years of my studying, praying, and meditating on His Word – the Bible. Over the years, I have listened to God the Holy Spirit’s inner leading as He revealed God’s numerous hidden but now revealed mysteries, and I have tried to teach them in ways so those who are hearing or reading these revelations can understand them and put them into practice in their lives.

Approximately 2500 Scriptures and texts have been used in this material to substantiate what is written. Most publishers require a book’s written material contain 75% author’s “original” content and 25% Scripture use. This book is about 40% -50% original. I believe no True Believer can have “any original” content in their writings except for their personal testimony. God is supposed to be the origin of a True Believer’s thoughts. These thoughts are to be substantiated by His written Word as revealed by God the Holy Spirit. If you will ask God for the sound mind of Christ, God the Holy Spirit will reveal things to you that were formerly unfathomable. (1)
(1) For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) NIV
(1a) But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:9-16) NKJV
(1b) If you will turn (repent) and give heed to my reproof, behold, I [Wisdom] will pour out my Spirit upon you, I will make my words known to you.  [Isaiah 11:2; Ephesians 1:17-20.] (Proverbs 1:23) AMP
(1c) But there is [a vital force] a spirit [of intelligence] in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives men understanding.  [Proverbs 2:6.] (Job 32:8) AMP

At this particular time and place in history with the world wide use of the internet and the seemingly unlimited information that can be obtained through it, (2) it is imperative for the Christian to know the true source of the information contained in the books and all other media material that is being presented to him/her as the truth by comparing it to God’s truth as found in His Word – the Protestant Christian Bible. (3) This process can only be revealed in its entirety by you asking God for the sound mind of Christ so you can discern and analyze this disseminated material and its authors and to compare it to the Gospel Message in His Word of Truth! It is your perception of His truth as revealed in the Bible by God the Holy Spirit that guides your life in Christ. Please ask God in your prayers for His anointing you with the sound mind of Christ to partake in the blessings of His spiritual revelations that will ensure your standing firm in your faith! (4)
(2) “But Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal it up so that it will not be understood until the end times, when travel and {secular} education shall be vastly increased!” (Daniel 12:4) TLB
(3) The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; (Psalms 19:7-8) NKJV
(4) Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. (2 Timothy 2:15) AMP

At this point in time and place in history, I believe there are three major areas that Satan and His false teachers – the Make Believers within The Christian Church – are trying to deceptively but radically exploit the mind of the Christian away from God, His spiritual supernatural Kingdom, and our citizenship in it. (5)
(5) The Great Apostasy. Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1) NKJV
The first area will be on Intellectual Relativism i.e. “I know what my truth is. Do not try to confuse me by introducing to me what you think to be the truth!”
The second area will be Governments and Politics of the world which I have touched on in CHAPTER 1 and CHAPTER 3.
And the third area will deal with Christian Fiction and the extreme harm and confusion with its resulting adulteration it has brought to the spiritual supernatural worldview of Christians.

INTELLECTUAL RELATIVISM

Throughout the course of this book, I have revealed the mindset or worldview of man. I have shared with you the two worldviews. True Believer Christians who have their minds  set on the Kingdom of God versus Make Believer Christians and Unbelievers whose minds are set on the kingdom of the world. Scripture shares the only mindset that pleases God is the human spirit who is being led by God the Holy Spirit. (6) This will be a difficult time for the truth of God as found in His Word to be discerned from false doctrines brought forth by the false teachings of Make Believers that are swirling around virtually unrestrained within The Christian Church. (7)
(6) For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit. Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot. So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him. (Romans 8:5-8) AMP
(7) Destructive Doctrines. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. (2 Peter 2:1) NKJV
(7a) For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold. (2 Timothy 4:3) AMP
(7b) As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)NKJV

The subject of “relativism” is huge and extreme, but its foundation is as strong as a house built on sand! It holds to the theory that the concepts of truth and moral values are not absolute nor the same for everyone but are relative only to those individual persons or groups holding them. In this section, I will deal with the subject of “Intellectual Relativism” – “I know what my truth is. Do not try to confuse me by introducing to me what you think to be the truth!” This is NOT a NEW mindset! It has been around since the beginning of man. Man has always believed that he is in control of his destiny. This mindset/worldview virtually makes man unteachable about God. (8)  I believe the present worldwide wave of Intellectual Relativism is close to leading its societies into worldwide anarchy which will result in the implementing of a One World Government to quell it.
(8) You shall not do according to all we do here [in the camp] this day, every man doing whatever looks right in his own eyes. (Deuteronomy 12:8) AMP

If you as a Christian are continually reading, watching, and listening to the continuous profane secular humanistic ranting and raving being spewed forth enticing you to devote yourself to the profane secular humanistic worldview, and the Make Believer false teachers and false prophets within The Christian Church are encouraging you with their adultery and idolatry of worshiping the god of the physical world and the things of this physical world, then you are opening yourself up to the whole gamut of “relativism.”

As I have shared, the theory of relativism has an extremely broad subject base. Intellectual Relativism basically believes everyone has his/her own knowledge and wisdom base which becomes their truth, and they believe that it comes from inside of them and it is the truth! What they are saying is, “Your truth is what you want it to be and my truth is what I want it to be. If we do not agree on what is the truth, that is all right!” But is that the way the truth of God works? (9)
(9) We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. (1 John 4:6-7) AMP

I believe our society has greatly promoted this philosophy which allows every person to have their own opinion regardless as to the extent and validity of their knowledge and wisdom i.e. the extent of the full truth on the subject(s) being discussed. In other words, because John Q. Public – which includes Make Believer Christians seem to know so much in their philosophy of living in the physical realm, they have literally become unteachable about the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God! (10) Even though we still have many excellent Christian teachers, they are no longer respected as teaching God’s truth and holding to Christian holiness/morals and righteousness/ethics because their listeners believe that God is not “relative” for today. The true, living, and loving God is no longer relevant in the world’s affairs so the True Believers in Christ’s Bride Church with Its holy and righteous People are becoming public targets of ridicule, harassment, violence, and death. (11) The world is intent in solving its own problems its way much in the same manner as Paul found the Athenians, “For all the Athenians and the foreigners who were there spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing. (Acts 17:21) NKJV But Christ’s True Believers will be doing differently! (12)
(10) Go to this people and say to them, You will indeed hear and hear with your ears but will not understand, and you will indeed look and look with your eyes but will not see [not perceive, have knowledge of or become acquainted with what you look at, at all]. For the heart (the understanding, the soul) of this people has grown dull (stupid, hardened, and calloused), and their ears are heavy and hard of hearing and they have shut tight their eyes, so that they may not perceive and have knowledge and become acquainted with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their souls and turn [to Me and be converted], that I may heal them.  [Isaiah 6:9, 10.] (Acts 28:26-27) AMP
(11) Blessed (happy — with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition — and to be envied) are you when people despise (hate) you, and when they exclude and excommunicate you [as disreputable] and revile and denounce you and defame and cast out and spurn your name as evil (wicked) on account of the Son of Man. (Luke 6:22) AMP
(11a) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. (1 Peter 3:15-17) NKJV
(12) Look then how you walk! Live carefully purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17) AMP

Please understand the will of God can only be found by you if you, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2) NKJV

Of all of the resources in the world available to man, only God’s Word contains His complete and unadulterated truth! A word of caution to you – regardless as to what some Christians may tell you, no one Bible translation is complete in and of itself. Make sure your primary Bible is a respected, solid translation, and preferably a study Bible or a Bible with many references and helps. It is also very useful to read several different Bible translations including Bible paraphrases when you study. This will help you to have a more inclusive understanding of God’s Word which will make it harder for you to be led astray! There are Make Believers in The Christian Church who are teaching false doctrines to mislead you. (13) If you as a Christian are reading or listening to other sources of “spiritual” knowledge and trying to co-mingle these corrupted teachings with the true teachings of the Christian Bible, you are literally fooling yourself and blaspheming God the Holy Spirit as He tries to guide you into God’s truth! (14)
(13) Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]? If anyone does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [the believing church and its individual believers] are. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17) AMP
(14) Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. (John 17:17) NKJV
(14a) You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things. But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak. For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced. (Matthew 12:34-37) AMP
(14b) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”
Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.”
‘I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”
The Corinthians’ Repentance. Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1) NKJV
(14c) “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10) NKJV
(14d) But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. (John 16:13-15) AMP

Ask God the Holy Spirit daily for the sound mind of Jesus Christ, and as you read your Bible and wrestle with your daily trials, tribulations, and testing, you will find God giving you His leading and answers in ways of His truth you never even thought of!

GOVERNMENTS and POLITICS

I have discussed the Christian media types (CHAPTER 3) most of whom are adulterating and corrupting the worldview of naïve Christians of the United States with their temporary profane secular humanistic worldview to physically save our country/kingdom rather than their mind being set above on God and the spiritual supernatural things of God – saving the lost souls of the world to add to His eternal Kingdom. (15)
(15) So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18) NIV
(15a) For whoever wants to save his [higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it [his higher, spiritual life in the eternal kingdom of God]. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [in the eternal kingdom of God]? For what can a man give as an exchange (a compensation, a ransom, in return) for his [blessed] life [in the eternal kingdom of God]? For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words in this adulterous (unfaithful) and [preeminently] sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory (splendor and majesty) of His Father with the holy angels.              (Mark 8:35-38) AMP

Sad to say, but it also appears most of these Christian media types have very little knowledge of the spiritual supernatural realm with its spiritual warfare and its ramifications of one’s failing to heed and follow the teachings of the Bible. If you as a Christian are only looking at the physical events happening in the world, its picture will appear quite different than when you view the physical world history and its events through spiritual supernatural eyes – eyes that have had the scales removed from them enabling you, the Saint in witnessing to the sinner, “to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” (Acts 26:18) NKJV

In CHAPTER 2, I defined the word “worldview” as an all encompassing perception of the world from a specific viewpoint. I believe for us to see God’s foreordained plans for His People’s involvement in the physical governments and politics of the world for both His Old Testament and New Testament Saints, we must first discern God’s eternal predestined spiritual and supernatural worldview for His Old Testament Saints and how it applies to the spiritual supernatural worldview of His New Testament Saints. This will reveal to the True Believer the worldview that God’s Word teaches regarding loving the world and the things of this world. (16)
(16) Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15) NIV
(16a) I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:10-11) AMP

To establish the correct foundation of how God commands His adopted children to worship and serve Him in the context of the physical world, I will go back to the beginning and compare Cain with Abraham. I have discussed Cain quite extensively in CHAPTER 7 and how he used technology to sin against God to deny and thwart – commit blasphemy against God the Holy Spirit and His plan for Cain’s life. I stated that “Cain’s sinful hard heart and profane secular humanistic worldview caused him to go from a Make Believer to an Unbeliever – one who is eternally separated from God – when he made the unpardonable decision to separate himself and his family from God and His Providence and settled in Nod the ‘Land of Wandering’ to put down “roots” and to raise his family by his own strength and intellect – sins of the mind/heart. In modern day language, we can say that Cain gave God ‘the bird’.” Cain committed many unrepented sins against God but his decision to attempt to control his destiny apart from God was the blasphemous sin to make him an Unbeliever. (17)
(17) The Family of Cain. Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son — Enoch. (Genesis 4:16-17) NKJV
(17a) But these men revile (scoff and sneer at) anything they do not happen to be acquainted with and do not understand; and whatever they do understand physically [that which they know by mere instinct], like irrational beasts — by these they corrupt themselves and are destroyed (perish). Woe to them! For they have run riotously in the way of Cain, and have abandoned themselves for the sake of gain [it offers them, following] the error of Balaam, and have perished in rebellion [like that] of Korah! [Genesis 4:3-8; Numbers 16:1; 22:1-24:25.] (Jude 1:10-11) AMP

I believe there continued to be communities of people/tribes after Cain, but they all had the same profane worldview of putting down roots in the world and trusting in the things of this world rather than trusting in God. “At that time all mankind spoke a single language. As the population grew and spread eastward, a plain was discovered in the land of Babylon and was soon thickly populated. The people who lived there began to talk about building a great city, with a temple-tower reaching to the skies-a proud, eternal monument to themselves.
“This will weld us together,” they said, “and keep us from scattering all over the world.” So they made great piles of hardburned brick, and collected bitumen to use as mortar.
But when God came down to see the city and the tower mankind was making, he said, “Look! If they are able to accomplish all this when they have just begun to exploit their linguistic and political unity, just think of what they will do later! Nothing will be unattainable for them!
Come, let us go down and give them different languages, so that they won’t understand each other’s words!”
So, in that way, God scattered them all over the earth; and that ended the building of the city. That is why the city was called Babel (meaning “confusion”), because it was there that Jehovah confused them by giving them many languages, thus widely scattering them across the face of the earth. (Genesis 11:1-9) TLB

God now has scattered man over the face of the earth and is about to birth the nation of Israel through Abram/Abraham with their physical land, their hierarchy of leaders, and their politics. Israel is the first physical nation to be revealed in the Bible with Abraham as God’s chosen leader. God also birthed many other nations through Abraham, but he had a spiritual righteousness, a spiritual oneness in his faith with God that is an example that we must understand and that would be passed on through him to all future generations of man. This is what separates Cain and his sin of putting down roots in the earth and Abraham – the man who lived by faith in God. Abraham joined God’s wandering remnant i.e. while he would possess the land, he had no physical inheritance of any land – not even one foot. He was a stranger/alien on earth. He along with all True Believers will receive his portion of his eternal spiritual inheritance in the Kingdom of God. (18)
(18) He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars — if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:5-6) NIV
(18a) The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. (Genesis 12:1-2) NIV
(18b) No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. (Genesis 17:5-6) NIV
(18c) But Abraham never doubted. He believed God, for his faith and trust grew ever stronger, and he praised God for this blessing even before it happened. He was completely sure that God was well able to do anything he promised. And because of Abraham’s faith God forgave his sins and declared him “not guilty.”
Now this wonderful statement-that he was accepted and approved through his faith-wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was for us, too, assuring us that God will accept us in the same way he accepted Abraham-when we believe the promises of God who brought back Jesus our Lord from the dead. He died for our sins and rose again to make us right with God, filling us with God’s goodness. (Romans 4:20-25) TLB
(18d) To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go to the land I will show you.’
“So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living. He gave him no inheritance here, not even a foot of ground. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child. God spoke to him in this way: ‘Your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years. (Acts 7:2-6) NIV
(18e) These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.  God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. (Hebrews 11:39-40) NIV

What we must discern about Abraham is how the Angel of the Lord introduced the presence of the true living and loving God to him through circumstances and events thus bringing about his faith in God and its resulting righteousness. (19)
(19) When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” (Genesis 22:9-18) NIV
(19a) And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God’s will in thought and deed), and he was called God’s friend.  [Gen 15:6; 2 Chron 20:7; Isa 41:8.] (James 2:23) AMP

The Angel of the Lord also announced the Gospel Message in advance to him. Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who believe are spiritual grandchildren of Abraham. The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. (Galatians 3:6-9) NIV

We also know that Abraham had a diametrically opposed mindset/worldview than Cain as discussed in CHAPTER 6. Rather than putting down physical roots and establishing a physical kingdom for himself as did Cain (20), Abraham became part of the never ending wandering remnant of those who live by faith in God on the earth. (21) “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” (Hebrews 11:8-10) NIV
(20) So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. Cain lay with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was then building a city, and he named it after his son Enoch. (Genesis 4:16-17) NIV
(21) And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, (Isaiah 35:8-9) NIV

God foreordained and predestined Abraham to establish the physical nation of Israel with Him – God – initially being their King and then including all of its future leaders, laws, and politics. But God’s intervention into Abraham’s life helped him develop a spiritual supernatural faith in the true, living, and loving God that kept him from becoming attached to the physical nation and the physical things of that nation that God birthed through him. Somehow Abraham developed a true faith in God and in Jesus Christ. (22) This is the same faith that God seeks to develop in His True Believers in Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament.
(22) Your forefather Abraham was extremely happy at the hope and prospect of seeing My day (My incarnation); and he did see it and was delighted.  [Heb 11:13.] Then the Jews said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham? Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM. [Ex 3:14.] (John 8:56-58) AMP

Abraham indeed saw Jesus Christ’s incarnation/living form when He stood before him as Abraham tried to barter with Him/Lord for the saving of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:22-33. I also believe Jesus Christ to be the Angel of the Lord as He announced the gospel to Abraham earlier in this section. (23)
(23) Now the [two] men turned from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord. (Genesis 18:22) AMP

The New Testament introduces to the profane secular humanistic physical world the spiritual supernatural realm with its Kingdom of God and its King Jesus Christ whose sole purpose is to restore God’s holiness and righteousness not to a physical kingdom but to sinful man upon his/her accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master. God will restore the fallen physical world after He reveals the sons of God. (24)
(24) I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. (Romans 8:18-25) NIV

The New Testament reveals much about this eternal spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God and why Christ’s Saints must be seeking it above all else. (25) Christ’s Saints have our eternal citizenship in heaven. (26) We are seated with Christ at the right hand of His Father Who is seated on His throne, and we are called to set our minds on the spiritual supernatural things of God above. (27) But this eternal spiritual Kingdom is within Christ’s True Believers here on earth which I believe is the Kingdom of Christ’s Bride Church. (28) And Christ’s Saints are called to do its will on earth. (29)
(25) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight…… (Ephesians 1:3-4) NIV
(25a) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:25-34) NIV
(25b) “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. (Matthew 25:34) NIV
(25c) Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? (James 2:5) NIV
(26) Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. (Philippians 3:17-21) NIV
(27) And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, (Ephesians 2:6) NIV
(27a) Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3) NIV
(28) Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21) NIV
(29) your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) NIV

When the time comes, Christ’s Bride Church will reside with God in the New Jerusalem. (30) If we continue to endure in our righteousness and holiness, we will reign with Him. (31) How much more could you want for your eternal inheritance? (32) Can you gain a temporal inheritance here on earth that will surpass what God has eternally stored up for you? (33)
(30) One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. (Revelation 21:9-11) NIV
(30a)  The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.  The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass. (Revelation 21:18-21) NIV
(31) if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; (2 Timothy 2:12) NIV
(31a) Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. (Matthew 19:28-30) NIV
(32) Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:17) NIV
(33) Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:34-38) NIV
(33a) Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways. But when we continued to sin against them, you were angry. How then can we be saved? (Isaiah 64:4-5) NIV

But with the current status of national and international situations, (34) many sincere Christian Brothers and Sisters are reverting back to protecting their worldly assets rather than continuing their predestined work of presenting the Gospel Message winning lost souls and discipling them into the eternal spiritual supernatural Kingdom of Jesus Christ. (35) Remember this is what the Make Believer Christian Brother did in the parable of the Seed and the Sower, “Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.” (Matthew 13:22) NKJV
(34) But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:7-8) NKJV
(35) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10) NKJV
(35a) Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”                  (Matthew 4:19) NKJV
(35b) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30) NKJV
(35c) Serving All Men. For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; (1 Corinthians 9:19) NKJV
(35d) Let the [latter] one be sure that whoever turns a sinner from his evil course will save [that one’s] soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins [procure the pardon of the many sins committed by the convert]. (James 5:20) AMP

I believe too much of The Christian Church has forgotten what Paul said was the ministry of all True Believers. “To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and over scrupulous. I have [in short] become all things to all men, that I might by all means (at all costs and in any and every way) save some [by winning them to faith in Jesus Christ]. And I do this for the sake of the good news (the Gospel), in order that I may become a participator in it and share in its [blessings along with you].” (1 Corinthians 9:22-23) AMP

In CHAPTER 1, I brushed on how many Christians are being primed and prodded by media Make Believer Christians to enter into the arena of politics to save the United States from its impending implosion.  Because of the debased attitude in our country towards God, Jesus Christ, and Christians in general including the adamant but false premise of separation of church and state, has contributed to our lack of overall morals and ethics. This is figuratively similar to throwing the Christians into the lion’s den which was a form of secular entertainment practiced by the Romans during the first three centuries of The Christian Church. The similarity being the inclusion of the holy and righteous morals and ethics of supposedly elect Christians into the profane secular humanistic political arena of the United States to be mauled, coerced, and ravaged to the point where the Christian politician will compromise their faith to appease and be debased by those who have a different set of morals and ethics. The secular institutions of higher learning are now teaching courses in something called the “normalization of deviance.” Deviance is defined as turning away from orthodox standards of ethics and morals. This says to me that whatever standard I want to use for my morals and ethics is just fine. Everyone else can also live their own deviant lifestyle. Society cannot endure using deviant standards! This sure sounds like the fruit of “Intellectual Relativism” to me.

There is an old saying that describes politics as, “the art of compromise.” Compromise is defined as, to bargain, to deal, to negotiate, to make concessions, to find middle ground to resolve issues to obtain long term effects. In other words, the art of compromise is where two people or entities which have widely differing starting positions and opinions on a matter but through negotiations, they reach a relatively long term mutually workable agreement. Their final agreement could be quite different than either individual or entity had at the beginning of their discussions. This being the case, the question must be asked, “Does God compromise?” I believe the answer to be a resounding “NO!” but He does relent – does allow short term changes in history – on occasion. What we must understand is that His relenting does not alter His foreknown and predestined plans. (36)
(36) Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel! The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.
“Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.”‘” (Jeremiah 18:5-11) NKJV

There is another saying, “Politics makes strange bedfellows” meaning in order to make the art of compromise of politics work one has to enter into alliances with Unbelievers that God forbids. (37)
(37) Don’t be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? How can light live with darkness? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn’t believe?  And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For you are God’s temple, the home of the living God, and God has said of you, “I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.” That is why the Lord has said, “Leave them; separate yourselves from them; don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you and be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters.”
Having such great promises as these, dear friends, let us turn away from everything wrong, whether of body or spirit, and purify ourselves, living in the wholesome fear of God, giving ourselves to him alone. (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1) TLB

So how does the entering of truly Born Again Christians into United States politics affect history? History does repeat itself! How is it happening today? In the Old Testament, God was the Sovereign King/Head over the physical nation of Israel – His Chosen People – the Jews. He was the leader of His People. As time progressed, the Patriarchs, the Prophets, and the Judges were incorporated into the leadership of the Jews assisting God. Then the Jews rebelled against God as their King. What we must understand is the principle of their rejection of God as their King/Head of His Chosen People. The Jews demanded to be ruled and governed with profane secular humanistic politics and agendas like their neighbors of the world around them. (38)
(38) Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day — with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods — so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.” (1 Samuel 8:4-9) NKJV

What The Christian Church must realize is this same physical principle is repeating itself in the United States today. In New Testament times, the Protestant Church has Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, as the King/Head of His spiritual supernatural Bride Church – His adopted Children – us Christians into His eternal spiritual supernatural Kingdom. We are having Make Believer Christians rising up claiming to have revelation from God and His Word giving Christians authority to partake in the leadership roles within our secular government. In these leadership positions, they would try to impose onto our government God’s holiness and righteousness, His morals and ethics. While this may sound all fine and dandy, those promoting this infiltration into the world and the things of the world are bringing false teachings into The Christian Church urging It to work to save the United States from political and financial collapse. A True Believer Christian’s work is to win souls to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. My question to those True Believer Christians in politics, How many souls have you won to Christ in your role as a politician?  How many times have you stood up and declared God’s holiness and righteousness to your colleagues? The leaders of Christ’s Bride Church must address this apostasy! (39)
(39) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls. (Proverbs 11:30) NASU
(39a) I will do it to cut out the ground from under the feet of those who boast that they are doing God’s work in just the same way we are. God never sent those men at all; they are “phonies” who have fooled you into thinking they are Christ’s apostles. Yet I am not surprised! Satan can change himself into an angel of light, so it is no wonder his servants can do it too, and seem like godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve. (2 Corinthians 11:12-15) TLB
(39b) **** I also addressed the Christian becoming engaged in politics in Christian Reconstructionism in CHAPTER 1.

We must realize that God is directly involved in the implementing of all of the governments of the world and that includes His placing their leaders in their various positions in His time and way. I do realize there are parts of the world where the national governments have become so overwhelmed, they are asking The Christian Church to come along side to help them survive. What we are not being told is that some of these governments want help from whoever will help and this includes other religions of the world. There were reports coming out of Egypt after the February 2011 successful revolt against President Mubarak and the overthrow of his government of Christians and Muslims worshiping together praising God. This is called Chrislam – the intertwining and mixing of Christianity with Islam. Again, is this what God desired for us? NO!!! (40) We sure are living in some most interesting times!
(40) “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?
“So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,”  [Isa 52:11.] (2 Corinthians 6:14, 17) AMP
(40a) **** Chrislam was also discussed in CHAPTER 1.

Many Christians do not accept God’s intricate involvement in all of the world’s governments. They believe that man has the latitude to govern himself thus taking God out of the picture to rule His People. They believe they can be the God ordained rulers/kings over their own governments/kingdoms! (41)
(41) Submit to Government. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. (Romans 13:1-2) NKJV
(41a) For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another. (Psalms 75:6-7) NKJV
(41b) All this was fulfilled and came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he was walking in the royal palace of Babylon. The king said, Is not this the great Babylon that I have built as the royal residence and seat of government by the might of my power and for the honor and glory of my majesty? While the words were still in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you,
And you shall be driven from among men and your dwelling will be with the living creatures of the field. You will be made to eat grass like the oxen, and seven times [or years] shall pass over you until you have learned and know that the Most High [God] rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He will.
Now at the same time my reason and understanding returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and splendor returned to me, and my counselors and my lords sought me out; I was reestablished in my kingdom, and still more greatness [than before] was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, Whose works are all faithful and right and Whose ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to abase and humble. (Daniel 4:28-32, 36-37) AMP

Remember God being ousted as the King of the Jews? We now have Make Believers who are setting aside/ousting Jesus Christ (God the Son) as the King/Head of His Bride Church and wanting His adopted sons and daughters of His Bride Church to become secular government leaders who will in turn become co-operating and participating partners in the coming One World Government. We must realize this is all part of God’s foreknown and predestined plan to bring to fruition the way for Christ’s Second Coming! (42) The same principle that happened in the Old Testament is reoccurring now! The Make Believers in The Christian Church are rebelling against God the Son as King/Head of His Church seeking to wrest from God His Sovereignty and Providence over His preplanned demise of governments of the physical world using His predestined situations, circumstances, and events in the world to return the kingdom of the world to His Son. Man’s intervention will not change nor alter God’s predestined plans. (43) I have shared this principle concept with like believing Saints and their reaction was that these participating Make Believers will not admit this is happening. If the True Believers do not speak up, these Make Believers will be leading the “elect” – True Believers – Saints of Christ’s Bride Church (44) to actually end up fighting against God. (45)
(42) I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen. (1 Timothy 6:13-16) NKJV
(42a) For God has put it into their hearts {False Whore Church} to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (Revelation 17:17) NKJV
(43) Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed. Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15) NKJV
(43a) “Woe to the man who fights with his Creator. Does the pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with him who forms it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ or the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be!’? Woe to the baby just being born who squalls to his father and mother, ‘Why have you produced me? Can’t you do anything right at all?'”
“Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, Israel’s Creator, says: “What right have you to question what I do? Who are you to command me concerning the work of my hands? I have made the earth and created man upon it. With my hands I have stretched out the heavens and commanded all the vast myriads of stars. I have raised up Cyrus to fulfill my righteous purpose, and I will direct all his paths. He shall restore my city and free my captive people-and not for a reward! Jehovah says: “The Egyptians, Ethiopians, and Sabeans shall be subject to you. They shall come to you with all their merchandise, and it shall all be yours. They shall follow you as prisoners in chains and fall down on their knees before you and say, ‘The only God there is, is your God!'” Truly, O God of Israel, Savior, you work in strange, mysterious ways. (Isaiah 45:9-15) TLB
(44) And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. (Mark 13:20, 22) NKJV
(45) But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:39) NIV

The citizens of the United States of America still have the privilege and the right to vote, and to me at this point in time and place in history, Christians can only take a part in politics as a nonpartisan united group standing for holiness and righteousness. We should be voting against proposed laws of the land that would undermine the holy and righteous precepts of the Bible. We should be voting for the secular candidates who hold to Christian morals and ethics. We should peacefully lobby our legislators using our testimonies – to declare to them and urging them to stand for God’s holiness and righteousness. We should be praying for and if they will let us, with our governing officials.

We have two physical weapons in this battle – donations whether monetary or in service and the ballot box. I would suggest that you not donate money to any political events nor offer your services but give your time and money to do and be as our Brother Paul who was all things to all people so he might win some to Jesus Christ. Listen to the restraint that is necessary to do this without getting involved with the world and the things of this world. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours. Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.
“Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit].” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) AMP

As for the ballot box, we live in a country where its citizens still have the right to vote. There is an old adage that simply states that if you do not vote, you deserve what you get. Please register and vote!

I could not find any Scriptures that call the Christian citizens of a nation to be elected to public office so as to become actively involved in the daily arena of politics thus entering into “the art of compromise” with “strange bedfellows.” As I was searching the internet for “Elected Bible Officials,” I came upon the website of wiki.answers.com/…/What_ does _the_Bible_ say_ about_ elected_officials? The Bible question: What does the Bible say about elected officials? Please help us answer this question. The answer – This question has not been answered yet. (46)
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www.wiki.answers.com/…What_does_the_Bible_say_about_elected_officials?

I have offered numerous Scriptures in CHAPTER 9 that call for Christians to separate themselves from the world and not to be part of it. Why is it that we cannot comprehend what God is doing in the world so that we can fight with Him rather than against Him. (47)
(47) ‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel of the Lord. ‘Curse its people bitterly, because they did not come to help the Lord, to help the Lord against the mighty.’     (Judges 5:23)NIV
(47a) “You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! (Acts 7:51) NIV

I believe as True Believers we are stewards, an actual extension of God’s Grace to those around us (48) but that does not mean we act like wimps, but we are to be bold in our testimony – immovable in our faith and our predestined work in our Savior, Lord God, and Master Jesus Christ. (49)
(48) Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace (His unmerited favor) that was entrusted to me [to dispense to you] for your benefit. (Ephesians 3:2) AMP
(49) But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:57-58) NKJV
(49a) For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10) NIV

I also believe as True Christians we are to be very militant in our faith and service to the only true living and loving God. We are told, “No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.” (2 Timothy 2:4) NASU When It says that we are not to get entangled in the things of this world means that while we have to make a living whatever our job, the job and its worldly attachments must not become our idol. We must always continue to worship and serve God first! You have heard the old adage, “While we have to live in the world, we are not to become part of it” has more credibility now than at any other time in human history. (50) We are all called to serve God in the world in three areas as His ambassadors, His soldiers, and/or His workmen. Be aware that during the entirety of your ministry, you will have served God using all three of these areas and many times simultaneously. (51)
(50) When I wrote to you before I said not to mix with evil people. But when I said that I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who live in sexual sin or are greedy cheats and thieves and idol worshipers. For you can’t live in this world without being with people like that. (1 Corinthians 5:9-10) TLB
(51) Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20) NKJV
(51a) Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15) NASU

Our militancy does not come in the form of physical confrontation but done in the spiritual realm in the manner of defending and standing firm in our faith and sharing our testimony for Jesus Christ in our lives. Paul shares with us how to do this. “I entreat you when I do come [to you] that I may not [be driven to such] boldness as I intend to show toward those few who suspect us of acting according to the flesh [on the low level of worldly motives and as if invested with only human powers]. For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),” (2 Corinthians 10:2-5) AMP

The sharing of our testimony must be done with the leading of God the Holy Spirit, and in such a way that we do not alienate others but draw them to Christ. We are to win the lost souls to Christ and to disciple them to a true faith in Him as their Savior, Lord God, and Master. Paul instructs us in how to stay separate from the world. It is still of the utmost relevance for today! “And this has a real advantage: I am not bound to obey anyone just because he pays my salary; yet I have freely and happily become a servant of any and all so that I can win them to Christ. When I am with the Jews I seem as one of them so that they will listen to the Gospel and I can win them to Christ. When I am with Gentiles who follow Jewish customs and ceremonies I don’t argue, even though I don’t agree, because I want to help them. When with the heathen I agree with them as much as I can, except of course that I must always do what is right as a Christian. And so, by agreeing, I can win their confidence and help them too.
“When I am with those whose consciences bother them easily, I don’t act as though I know it all and don’t say they are foolish; the result is that they are willing to let me help them. Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. I do this to get the Gospel to them and also for the blessing I myself receive when I see them come to Christ.” (1 Corinthians 9:19-23) TLB

I like the Living Bible’s above paraphrase of interjecting the parameters of maturity of faith we must exercise as we witness to all of these different peoples. (52)
(52) Bear and Share the Burdens. Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load. (Galatians 6:1-5) NKJV

Regardless as to which level of work we are serving God as His ambassadors, His soldiers, and/or His workmen, we must always remember that, “But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the glad tidings (the Gospel), so we speak not to please men but to please God, Who tests our hearts [expecting them to be approved].” (1 Thessalonians 2:4) AMP

CHRISTIAN FICTION

There are many other profane philosophies along with the above delusional thinking – intellectual relativism and the True Believers participating in the politics of the profane secular world – permeating The Christian Church, but there is spiritual mindset that has recently become firmly ingrained within The Christian Church itself that is beyond my comprehension of correctly reading, correctly studying, correctly interpreting, and correctly implementing God’s Word in one’s life. It has collectively made millions of dollars for those within The Christian Church who write this blasphemy and the Christian publishers, Christian distributers, Christian wholesalers, and Christian retailers who have prospered through the publishing of it for monetary benefit. (53) It is a phenomenon that I believe has literally estranged many a Christian from the absoluteness of God’s truth as found in the Bible, and the application of it in one’s life. Because of the Intellectual Relativism of the Make Believer who thinks there is no absolute truth, they have allowed themselves to indulge in the delusional thinking of intellectual relativism. It is something called Christian fiction. What is Christian fiction? It is an imaginary tale, an invented story that goes beyond God’s written Word not only corrupting and adulterating the writer’s and the reader’s minds pertaining to God’s absolute truth, but it also corrupts His Word of Truth which the Bible commands us not to do. (54)
(51) “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God’s sight. (Luke 16:13-15) NIV
(54) Fools for Christ’s Sake. Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. (1 Corinthians 4:6) NKJV
(54a) For the fool speaks folly and his mind plans iniquity: practicing profane ungodliness and speaking error concerning the Lord, leaving the craving of the hungry unsatisfied and causing the drink of the thirsty to fail. (Isaiah 32:6) AMP
(54b) Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6) NKJV

Many people of the world consider the Christian Bible to be at best nothing more than a collection of fables, myths, and half truths. The True Believer Christian must adamantly defend the Protestant Bible as being God’s whole, unadulterated, and complete truth. If you consider yourself to be a True Believer Christian, how can you defend His truth and then turn around and write or read Christian fiction that does indeed contain fables, myths, and half truths which are in reality no more than the thoughts of man’s evil imagination of his heart? (55)
(55) Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5) NKJV

Do you realize how hard it is to wisely discern and use the spiritual knowledge and wisdom from God to understand and apply His mysteries and truth from His Word without muddling these mysteries and truth with Christian fiction? The True Believers worldview must focus entirely on the spiritual supernatural Biblical Christian Kingdom of God Worldview and the attaining of it. (56)
(56)  For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.  [Isa 40:13.] (1 Corinthians 2:16) AMP
(56a) And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him — the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord — (Isaiah 11:2) AMP
(56b) For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9) AMP

It appears that many Christians do not consider Christian fiction a big deal but listen to how the Amplified Bible decisively translates and sets the parameters for the nourishing of your faith and your teaching of others. Paul writes, “If you lay all these instructions before the brethren, you will be a worthy steward and a good minister of Christ Jesus, ever nourishing your own self on the truths of the faith and of the good [Christian] instruction which you have closely followed. But refuse and avoid irreverent legends (profane and impure and godless fictions, mere grandmothers’ tales) and silly myths, and express your disapproval of them. Train yourself toward godliness (piety), [keeping yourself spiritually fit]. For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:6-8) AMP

Paul continues, “For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.”      (2 Timothy 4:3-4) AMP

If you do not like the way the Amplified Bible translation uses the word fiction, go to Strong’s Dictionary NT 3454 – tale i.e. fiction (“myth”). Many Bible translations use the words tales, myths, fables which to me does not infer the same idea as the modern use of the word fiction.

To understand the travesty this form of writing has immersed the unsuspecting Christian, we must look at the two basic sources involved in Christian writing and the material it produces. One is the true source of divinely inspired material – God the Holy Spirit Who will guide the True Believer writer as He did in the writing of the Testaments, but He will now use both Testaments as the foundation for their testimonies. Remember the ONLY original work of God that you have is your testimony of what God has done and is doing in your life! (57) The other source for Christian material is the Make Believer Christian writer who believes they are also divinely led in their writing but use fictionally restructured Christian material with their own plots, subplots with their situations, circumstances, events, and characters as their foundation on which they built their story. Their material is not original because it is NOT entirely of God! This has been man’s problem since the beginning and his heart has not changed because of his wandering mindset. This must not be the mindset/worldview of the True Believer! (58)
(57) However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13) NKJV
(57a) He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered. (Proverbs 28:26) AMP
(57b) If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5) NKJV
(57c) [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving). For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so — it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21) AMP
(58) The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]?  [Matthew 13:15-17; Mark 7:21-23; Ephesians 4:20-24.] I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.      (Jeremiah 17:9-10) AMP
(58a) The Great Apostasy. Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1) NKJV
(58b) for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:4-6) NASU

What is the difference between a New Testament Make Believer spewing forth Christian FICTION and an Old Testament Jewish prophet who was literally spewing forth false prophecy which was literally FICTION? NONE!!! The fate of the false Jewish prophet with his false prophecy – FICTION was DEATH! (59)
(59) Then the Lord said to me, The [false] prophets prophesy lies in My name. I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, nor have I spoken to them. They prophesy to you a false or pretended vision, a worthless divination [conjuring or practicing magic, trying to call forth the responses supposed to be given by idols], and the deceit of their own minds. (Jeremiah 14:14) AMP
(59a) Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:16) NKJV
(59b) The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord. Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]? Therefore behold, I am against the [false] prophets, says the Lord, [I am even now descending upon them with punishment, these prophets] who steal My words from one another [imitating the phrases of the true prophets].
Behold, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who use their [own deceitful] tongues and say, Thus says the Lord. Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says the Lord, and tell them and cause My people to err and go astray by their lies and by their vain boasting and recklessness — when I did not send them or command them; nor do they profit these people at all, says the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:28-32) AMP
(59c) But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. And if you say in your [minds and] hearts, How shall we know which words the Lord has not spoken? When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or prove true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22) AMP
(59d) Every word of God is tried and purified; He is a shield to those who trust and take refuge in Him.  [Ps 18:30; 84:11; 115:9-11.] Add not to His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6) AMP

If death was the judgment of the Old Testament prophet spewing forth false prophecy/ fiction, what will God’s judgment be for the New Testament Make Believer writer and reader of Christian fiction? Remember at the very beginning of the introduction to this book I asked why in the WORLD would Jesus say to many of those who claimed to be prophesying in His Name, driving out demons, and doing mighty works of God, “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].” [Psalms 6:8.] (Matthew 7:21, 23) AMP

I also asked what wicked unrepented sins and disregarding what commands would cause Him to reject a supposedly Born Again Believer as a Child of God? Could it be that while this Born Again Believer was doing all of these mighty works in Jesus’ Name, their spiritual faith/heart/mindset was not in compliance with the fulfillment of Biblical teachings, Jesus Christ’s commands, and the leading of God the Holy Spirit as to the spiritual supernatural mindset and heart of God? And as we look at Christian fiction, are the writers of fictional material cooking up, preaching, teaching, and practicing an entirely different Gospel Message through counterfeit demonic spirits rather than God the Holy Spirit? A Gospel Message and testimony literally embellished, besmirched, and corrupted of the awesome spiritual supernatural saving grace found in Jesus Christ for the sinner. The Christian who loves Jesus and keeps His commands will be loved by His Father and they will dwell in them. But if the Christian loves the world and the things of the world, the love of the Father is not in him/her. THEY ARE NOT SAVED! (60) Why can’t ALL Christians accept these Biblical statements of truth?
(60) Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him. (John 14:23) AMP
(60a) Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. (1 John 2:15, 17) AMP

The angel in the Book of Revelation clearly states that any servant of God who holds to the Testimony of Jesus has the spirit of prophecy. If you have a testimony for Jesus which you should have if you are a True Believer, this gives you the spirit of prophecy and you have the gifting of a forth telling prophet i.e. having prophecy/testimony for the present time. Little did we realize that Christian Make Believers would adulterate their testimonies through the popular media of Christian fiction and its writers! (61)
(61) Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours]. (Revelation 19:10) AMP
(61a) For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God’s chosen ones). (Matthew 24:24) AMP
(61b) [Therefore beware] brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to turn away and desert or stand aloof from the living God.    (Hebrews 3:12) AMP

REVEALING GOD in YOUR LIFE THROUGH YOUR TESTIMONY.

The above Scriptures of Jeremiah 17:9 which states that sinful man’s thinking in and of himself is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick. Revelation 19:10 calls for all True Believer Christians to hold to their original testimony and subsequent testimonies of what Jesus Christ has done in their lives which is in reality “the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose” in your encounters that you have with God! Your encounters with God give you ever evolving testimonies that are your only original experiences for you to share with others whether verbally or in writing that is different than anyone else’s. Your testimonies about God’s intimacy in your life are proof of God’s existence and His truth that guides you through God the Holy Spirit’s leading. Do not embellish them thus making them fiction – the distorting of God’s truth in your life.

To all True Believer Christian writers. The only truth that you have and can share with others is your overall testimony of God’s intricate and intimate involvement in your life. It is the original and only way God has touched and continues to touch you! It is as unique to you as your finger prints, foot prints, retina scan, and DNA. May it glorify and honor God. Do not embellish it! Do not make your testimony what it is not! I pray that anyone who believes they are being led by God the Holy Spirit to write and communicate God’s Truth to be adamantly holding to the teaching of His Word – the Bible in their testimonies. (62)
(62) Christ Crucified. And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:1-2) NKJV
(62a) “If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [if we are willing to take human authority], the testimony of God is greater (of stronger authority), for this is the testimony of God, even the witness which He has borne regarding His Son.
“He who believes in the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] has the testimony [possesses this divine attestation] within himself. He who does not believe God [in this way] has made Him out to be and represented Him as a liar, because he has not believed (put his faith in, adhered to, and relied on) the evidence (the testimony) that God has borne regarding His Son. And this is that testimony (that evidence): God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who possesses the Son has that life; he who does not possess the Son of God does not have that life. (1 John 5:9-12) AMP

The personal question that must be asked and answered, “Is there any compromise for a Christian’s thinking between his/her continuous evil thinking and the command for a True Believer Christian to take every thought captive in Christ?” I have been a Christian for 35 plus years, and if I do not keep all of my thoughts attentive to Christ, I can dream up and think up all kinds of things that does not even come close to pertaining to or even be pleasing to God! Are you different in your thinking than me?

God the Holy Spirit induced dreams and visions come to fruition according to God’s Word producing happenings that glorify and honor God and His predestined plans for your life and the lives of His People. These dreams and vision are induced by God the Holy Spirit to bring to fruition a particular happening/event taking place. There have been way too many Christians who have claimed revelation from God, but the end results did not honor, glorify, nor reveal Him in their lives. This is disgraceful conduct on the part of Make Believer Christians who need to ask God to forgive them – to repent to Him and those whom they have led astray. (63)
(63) For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through [the full, personal] knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are overcome, their last condition is worse [for them] than the first.  For never to have obtained a [full, personal] knowledge of the way of righteousness would have been better for them than, having obtained [such knowledge], to turn back from the holy commandment which was [verbally] delivered to them. There has befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb, The dog turns back to his own vomit, and, The sow is washed only to wallow again in the mire.  [Proverbs 26:11.] (2 Peter 2:20-22) AMP

I believe Christian fiction adds to/subtracts from/changes the thought and intention of the Word of God. It dilutes It and adulterates It – makes It something that It is not. Christian fiction uses the evil imagination of man’s heart as it embellishes God’s Truth because it does not use God’s whole truth as its only foundation. Does it add to or subtract from His Truth? Does it cancel or somehow increase God’s Truth? A Warning. “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19) NKJV

There is an old Christian saying, “Garbage in, garbage out.” I believe Intellectual Relativism, Christians participating in Government and Politics, and Christian Fiction produces spiritual mental garbage. If it were physical food, those Christians who are truly careful of what they physically eat, would not partake of it! “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:14-15) NIV (64)
(64) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:14-17) NIV

Only through true repentance can the Christian fiction writer, the Christian publishers who publish Christian fiction, the Christian distributers of Christian fiction, the Christian retailers who sell Christian fiction, and the Christian reader who seemingly have an insatiable appetite for this garbage, be forgiven of their blasphemy of the true works of God the Holy Spirit! (65)
(65) If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]. (1 John 1:9) AMP

CONCLUSION.

In closing this APPENDIX, I would like to share with you what I call the “sins of the mind/ heart.” (66)
(66) For as he thinks in his heart, so is he……….. (Proverbs 23:7) AMP

The title for this APPENDIX is, “The AUTHENTICITY for this BOOK LIES in the REVELATION of the SCRIPTURES USED.” I am trying to reveal to you as a true Sister and Brother in faith in our Savior Jesus Christ the absolute necessity of your knowing and doing what God’s Word reveals to you by the leading of God the Holy Spirit and the multitude of counselors within the Bride Church. You as a True Believer Christian cannot think and do things as you did before you became a Christian. I stated near the beginning of this APPENDIX, “So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him. But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God].”  [Rom 8:14.] (Romans 8:8-9) AMP

This requires a totally new perception on the thoughts and actions of your mindset/ worldview. Throughout this book I repeatedly challenge you seek the sound mind of Christ. A mindset/worldview that is the same as God the Holy Spirit imputed to Jesus Christ as the Son of Man. A mindset/worldview that is transformed and renewed and set on things above. A mindset/worldview that takes every though captive in Christ. An eternal mindset/worldview that is able to discern and put into practice the higher thoughts and ways of God as we live our lives in this perishing world. (67)
(67) He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) AMP

To do this means that all True Believer Christians MUST be reading their Bible daily using the sound mind of Christ, going to church regularly, attending Bible studies, and be in constant prayer in order to keep the “sins of the mind/heart” from keeping us from bringing to fruition the plans that God printed in His Book of Life for each of His created offspring from before time began. (68)
(68) There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12) AMP
(68a) The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise.  [Prov 3:7; 9:9; 21:2.] (Proverbs 12:15) AMP
(68b) But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience). (James 1:22-25) AMP

In this APPENDIX, I discuss “Intellectual Relativism,” the Christian in “Government and Politics,” and “Christian Fiction” each demonstrating how the “sins of the mind/heart” can lead even the elect Christian astray and back into following the god of this world (Satan) and the things of the world. The only original material that a Born Again Child of God has is their personal testimony of what God has done and is doing in their life since they were saved. Protect it and your life with the sincerity of truth that will be found in those who worship God in spirit and truth. (69)
(69) A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers. God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). (John 4:23-24) AMP

AMEN and AMEN!

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