The PROFANE SECULAR HUMANISTIC MINDSET

In the Book of Matthew, we find Jesus explaining to His disciples what must happen to Him. “From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, ‘God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.’ But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.’” (Matthew 16:21-23) NASU
In verse 23, Jesus called Peter Satan, and then He said to him, “You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” Why in the WORLD would Jesus call Peter – Satan? Why would He rebuke him so sternly? In rebuking Peter, Jesus gave us God’s definition of a profane secular mindset. He accused both Peter and Satan as being “stumbling blocks” to furthering God’s Kingdom here on earth. Why? Because they both had their minds set on the physical material world not on the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God. Let’s look at the definitions for the words “profane,” “secular,” “humanistic,” and “angelistic.”

DEFINING the WORDS PROFANE, SECULAR, HUMANISTIC, and ANGELISTIC.

© Profane Secular Humanistic Mindset.

According to the Bible, the word that identifies a physical secular mindset is “profane.” I made a compilation of its definition as having an overall and all encompassing mindset that shows irreverence (mockery/disrespect/indifference) towards God, devotion to secular (worldly/materialistic) things, lack of devotion to the holy (moral principles, spiritual supernatural) things of God. Jesus characterized and labeled Peter as having the same “profane secular angelistic mindset” as did Satan eons before when he desired to be as God when he said, “I will make myself like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:14) AMP

In the above definition of profane, the profane secular humanistic mindset includes a devotion to the “secular” things of the world i.e. pertaining to the temporal worldly and materialistic things of the physical world which the humanist has come to idolize – make the world and the things of this world his god whom he bows down to in worship and service.

© Father of Humanism

The word “humanistic” can be defined and applied to those humanists who follow a form of philosophical thinking pertaining to the profane secular things of the world i.e. human nature, the affairs of the profane physical secular world, and its welfare while rejecting the importance of a belief in God or in religious doctrines or teachings about God. This rejection of the spiritual supernatural things of God and the Kingdom of God allows the humanist to believe that he is his own god and during his lifetime, he is in charge of his own destiny. Does he personally have any future hope beyond his death? Probably not, but we do not know what he was praying just before his death!

I am using a new word to me – angelistic – which I define as those angels who followed a form of philosophical thinking also pertaining to the profane physical secular world, its affairs, and welfare, and who have rejected the importance of their belief in God. In their rejection of the spiritual supernatural things of God and the Kingdom of God, these fallen angels believed they could become as God.

The ORIGIN of the PROFANE MINDSET.

This profane angelistic mindset entered the universe many, many, many eons ago when God, the creator of the heavens and earth (1) cast Satan out of heaven as a profane thing because of his sin of desiring to be the object of the worship and service of all the living creatures with an intellect and a free will both in the universe and on the earth which includes all of the angels and all men. (2)
(1) GENESIS The History of Creation. (Genesis 2:4-9; Job 38:4-11; John 1:1-5) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3) NKJV
(1a) It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. (Isaiah 40:22) NKJV
(1b) “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (Job 38:4-7) NIV
(1c) It was then disclosed to them that the services they were rendering were not meant for themselves and their period of time, but for you. [It is these very] things which have now already been made known plainly to you by those who preached the good news (the Gospel) to you by the [same] Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Into these things [the very] angels long to look! (1 Peter 1:12) AMP
(2) “By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.(Ezekiel 28:16) NKJV
(2a) And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. (Luke 10:18) NKJV

God cast Satan from heaven to the earth and temporarily assigned him the earth as his kingdom for the sole purpose of providing created man with both physical and spiritual mental choices. From these choices, man would make a decision as to whom he was going to worship and serve in his heart of hearts – Satan the god of this world and the things of the created world i.e. having a profane secular humanistic mindset. (3) Or worshiping and serving the only true living loving God and the things of God i.e. having accepted the Gospel Message that contains the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. (4)
(3) The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4) NIV
(3a) In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God.] (Ephesians 2:2) AMP
(3b) For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. (1 John 2:16) NKJV
(4) IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. [Isaiah 9:6.] (John 1:1) AMP
(4a) And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. [Isaiah 40:5.] (John 1:14) AMP
(4b) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16) NKJV
(4c) Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:3-8) NKJV
(4d) But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name — [Isaiah 56:5.] Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!] (John 1:12-13) AMP
(4e) Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) NKJV
(4f) And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20) NKJV
(4g) And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory. (Romans 8:17) AMP

GOD’S VERY GOOD CREATION BECOMES A MAN MADE LIE.

God in His Wisdom, Sovereignty, and Providence created the only inhabited planet in the universe – the earth – with such magnificence, great beauty, awesome splendor, an awesome array of material resources and riches, and an extraordinarily vast array of life – living plants and creatures including man all the while foreknowing these very attributes of physical creation were not to only sustain man but would so entice his curiosity and intellect to explore all aspects of the physical world around him. (5) God created man with a much superior intellect to the other living creatures here on the earth, but this intellect also gave man a curiosity that would result in the distracting of his mindset and his God given instinct from his love, adoration, admiration, and spiritual devotion, worship, and service to God. (6)
(5) For thus says the Lord — Who created the heavens, God Himself, Who formed the earth and made it, Who established it and did not create it to be a worthless waste; He formed it to be inhabited — I am the Lord, and there is no one else. (Isaiah 45:18) AMP
(5a) The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men. (Psalms 115:16) NKJV
(6) For God’s [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative. For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them. (Romans 1:18-19) AMP
(6a) But these [people]! Like unreasoning beasts, mere creatures of instinct, born [only] to be captured and destroyed, railing at things of which they are ignorant, they shall utterly perish in their [own] corruption [in their destroying they shall surely be destroyed]. (2 Peter 2:12) AMP
(6b) The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) NIV

Man’s exploration of the heights of the earth’s mountains, its broad sweeping fertile plains, its deserts, the depths of its cavernous caves, its vast oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers, and its surrounding universe, which should have led him to absolutely know there is a true living loving creator God, (7) but instead he would develop a profane secular humanistic mindset towards this awesome, great, and beautiful physical creation – attempting to save it making it his idol thus this habitat actually became a distraction – in reality a lie from which man demonstrates his worship and service to the created universe. (8) This knowledge and wisdom of this profane secular humanistic mindset is revealed to us in God’s Word through the leading of God the Holy Spirit, His gifting and equipping you with a discerning spirit, and through the multitude of Godly counsel to the True Believers of God through our faith in our Savior, Lord God, and Master – Jesus Christ (9) and is diametrically opposed to the knowledge and wisdom found in the world. (10)
(7) For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification], [Psalms 19:1-4.] (Romans 1:20) AMP
(8) Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves]. And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin], Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it). (Romans 1:21-25) AMP
(8a) Job’s Discourse on Wisdom. “Surely there is a mine for silver, And a place where gold is refined. Iron is taken from the earth, And copper is smelted from ore. Man puts an end to darkness, And searches every recess For ore in the darkness and the shadow of death. He breaks open a shaft away from people; In places forgotten by feet They hang far away from men; They swing to and fro. (Job 28:1-4) NKJV
(9) For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity, That He may guard the paths of justice; yes, He preserves the way of His saints. [1 Samuel 2:9; Psalms 66:8, 9.] Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and fair dealing [in every area and relation]; yes, you will understand every good path. For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you. (Proverbs 2:6-10) AMP
(10) “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living. The deep says, ‘It is not in me’; And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ (Job 28:12-14) NKJV
(10a) “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living, And concealed from the birds of the air. Destruction and Death say, ‘We have heard a report about it with our ears.’ (Job 28:20-22) NKJV
(10b) And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.'” (Job 28:28) NKJV
(10c) Love for God and One Another Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1) NKJV
(10d) But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. (2 Thessalonians 2:13-15) NIV

Go back and reread the verses of 2 Thessalonians 2:11 and Romans 1:25. Both include the word “lie.” This lie refers to God’s original very good creation of the heavens and earth – His universe. This physical creation becomes a lie when man through his misaligned and misguided faith and worship – his idolizing of this physical creation STRECHES God’s truth to include “the physical creature/creation” in his worship and service to God rather than having a purely spiritual faith worshiping and serving God the Creator. Let us never forget, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24) NKJV

In Romans 1:25, Strong’s Dictionary NT 2937 is translated in most Bibles as “creature,” but it can also be translated creation which, to me is more correct. This lie is the entirety of the physical creation of the universe. God foreknow that the beauty and hidden secrets of His physical creation would so attract, tempt, charm, and fascinate man’s mindset causing it to become profane by his worshiping and serving creation thus making it his god and salvation because of its physical provisions for life. It has thus become his idol, his god rather than man relying on the true living loving God’s salvation and Providence for their lives. The Bible admonishes True Believers not to become involved in this false gospel of saving the world, to make it their idol, their god for we are to stand firm and hold to the end the true Gospel Message of Jesus Christ and His salvation and Providence. (11)
(11) [You idols made by men’s hands, prove your divinity!] Produce your cause [set forth your case], says the Lord. Bring forth your strong proofs, says the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth and tell us what is to happen. Let them tell us the former things, what they are, that we may consider them and know the outcome of them; or declare to us the things to come. Tell us the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods; yes, do good or do evil [something or other], that we may stare in astonishment and be dismayed as we behold [the miracle] together! Behold, you [idols] are nothing, and your work is nothing! The worshiper who chooses you is an abomination [extremely disgusting and shamefully vile in God’s sight]. [1 Corinthians 8:4.] (Isaiah 41:21-24) AMP
(11a) You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. By standing firm you will gain life. (Luke 21:16-19) NIV
(11b) But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His [own Father’s] house as a Son [and Master of it]. And it is we who are [now members] of this house, if we hold fast and firm to the end our joyful and exultant confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ]. (Hebrews 3:6) AMP

Scripture shares with us when God viewed His creation at the end of the sixth day He declared it to be very good. He knew exactly what His very good creation would do to those creatures of His creation who had an intellect and a free will – BOTH angels and men. But His love, holiness, righteousness, perfection, and grace was so demonstrated in all parts of His creation that it should have been plain for all to see! (12)
(12) And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. (Genesis 1:31) AMP
(12a) For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification].  [Psalms 19:1-4.] (Romans 1:20) AMP

SATAN’S DECEPTION/LIE IS MORE than the FORBIDDEN FRUIT.

Satan now enters human history. His profane secular angelistic mindset was the sin i.e. the origin of the lie about worshiping and serving the creation rather than creator God. Let’s see if he tries to perpetuate on man this same profane deception and lie. Supposedly man consciously made this decision by and for himself, but did he? The Temptation and Fall of Man. (Romans 5:12-21) Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'”
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. (Genesis 3:1-7) NKJV

Satan’s original sin led him astray in his mindset/thinking in that he desired to make  himself as God thus giving him sovereignty over creation and providence over its history and ultimate destiny. But Satan found out when God cast him as a profane thing from heaven that he was not the true living loving God nor would he ever be! But it is his continuing mission towards man as “god of this world” to perpetuate the same lie about physical creation i.e. to make it part of one’s worship and service, and that man is/can become a god over this physical creation plus the deception that man is the master of his own destiny during his lifetime. Satan’s manipulation of his profane angelistic secular mindset is so enticing and enthralling to almost all men, that it – the physical world has become the very foundation, core, and fabric of our daily lives. (13)
(13) For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4) AMP

In fact, this demonic spiritual deception and conspiracy of flaunting this profane secular angelic mindset is way beyond ordinary sinful man’s mindset to comprehend, and it is so profound that the possibility exists that even the elect – those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master will be deceived by it. (14) I pray that through your reading, understanding, and applying the promises and principles of God’s Word and interpreting them through the sound mind of Christ, the leading of God the Holy Spirit, His Gifting you with a discerning spirit, and the availability of the multitude of Godly counsel that you as a Saint of Christ’s Bride Church will be able to discern the true spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. This true work of all truly Born Again Saints is the winning the lost souls/sinners to Jesus Christ and discipling them to a firm eternal faith in Jesus Christ. (15)
(14) For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. (Matthew 24:24) NKJV
(15) AS FOR myself, brethren, when I came to you, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony and evidence or mystery and secret of God [concerning what He has done through Christ for the salvation of men] in lofty words of eloquence or human philosophy and wisdom; For I resolved to know nothing (to be acquainted with nothing, to make a display of the knowledge of nothing, and to be conscious of nothing) among you except Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and Him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:1-2) AMP
(15a) For although I am free in every way from anyone’s control, I have made myself a bond servant to everyone, so that I might gain the more [for Christ]. To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to men under the Law, [I became] as one under the Law, though not myself being under the Law, that I might win those under the Law. To those without (outside) law I became as one without law, not that I am without the law of God and lawless toward Him, but that I am [especially keeping] within and committed to the law of Christ, that I might win those who are without law. To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and overscrupulous. 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 9:19-23) AMP
(15b) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30) NKJV
(15c) Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever. (Daniel 12:3) NKJV
(15d) Then the disciples came to Him and said, Why do You speak to them in parables? And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has [spiritual knowledge], to him will more be given and he will be furnished richly so that he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because having the power of seeing, they do not see; and having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand. But blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear. (Matthew 13:10-13, 16) AMP
(15e) Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city. [Genesis 2:9; 3:22, 24.]
The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost. [Isaiah 55:1.]
He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus! The grace (blessing and favor) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with all the saints (God’s holy people, those set apart for God, to be, as it were, exclusively His). Amen (so let it be)! (Revelation 22:14, 17, 20-21) AMP

As I have stated, this profane secular angelistic mindset is not a modern day mindset! It has been around since the angels were created and was deceptively integrated into the mindset of man at his beginning, but in these last times, it is becoming increasingly entrenched in The Christian Church. The Antichrist is alive and well and forcefully continues to spread his deceptive teachings through Make Believers who now embrace their own profane secular humanistic mindset. (16) This profane secular humanistic mindset in man is caused by a reprobate (perverted/distorted/degenerate) and an apostate (renegade/traitorous) mindset towards God. The end result of this profane secular humanistic mindset is the total denying and rebuking of the true, living, and loving God. (17)
(16) Deceptions of the Last Hour. Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. (1 John 2:18-19) NKJV
(17) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1:28-32) KJV
(17a) But the Lord is the true God and the God of truth (the God Who is Truth). He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, and the nations are not able to bear His indignation. (Jeremiah 10:10) AMP
(17b) Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8) NIV

At the beginning of this chapter, Jesus called Peter Satan because his mindset was profane i.e. his mindset was not set on the things of God, but the things of men. Jesus equated Peter with Satan because at that particular place in time and history, Peter had the same profane secular angelistic mindset as Satan had eons before. Sinful man now living with his/her secular humanistic mindset has become so knowledgeable, so well informed, and has such a true understanding in his thinking, such strong beliefs about his thinking, and immovable conviction towards his thinking about everything in the physical world and spiritual supernatural world that no one is able to teach them in the true righteousness and the true holiness of the true living loving God! They are spiritually discerned/ unteachable about God and the things of God. “Surely I am too brutish and stupid to be called a man, and I have not the understanding of a man [for all my secular learning is as nothing]. I have not learned skillful and godly Wisdom, that I should have the knowledge or burden of the Holy One.” (Proverbs 30:2-3) AMP (18)
(18) Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise.  [Isaiah 5:21.] For this world’s wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness [Job 5:13.] And again, The Lord knows the thoughts and reasonings of the [humanly] wise and recognizes how futile they are. [Psalms 94:11.] (1 Corinthians 3:18-20) AMP

MAN’S PROFANE SECULAR HUMANISTIC THINKING PERPETUATES the LIE

What has happened to man and particularly 21st century man that has caused him to become unteachable about God and the spiritual things of God? He has become so puffed up with his own physical knowledge and wisdom obtained through his materialistic and technological achievements and advancements, he believes he does not need any Biblical spiritual supernatural revelations nor Godly spiritual wisdom nor Godly spiritual teachers to lead or to teach him about God or anything else. Any individual with access to the worldwide web now has the ability to communicate their opinionated half truths through internet blogs, chat rooms, texting, twitters, etc. to a worldwide audience. Man’s success in the use of his superior knowledge to develop technology enables him to use God created resources to accomplish the desires of his heart which contributes to his belief that he knows everything and can do anything!!! (19) He is ultimately the captain of his ship/his own destiny! But is he? (20)
(19) But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine. Silver is beaten into plates; It is brought from Tarshish, And gold from Uphaz, The work of the craftsman And of the hands of the metalsmith; Blue and purple are their clothing; They are all the work of skillful men.
But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. (Jeremiah 10:8-10) NKJV
(19a) “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book (God’s Word) until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and {secular} knowledge will increase {via the world wide web}.” (Daniel 12:4) NASU
(19b) My people {Saints} are destroyed for lack of {spiritual} knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected {spiritual} knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children. (Hosea 4:6) AMP
(20) Whatever the Lord pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.  (Psalms 135:6) NKJV
(20a) I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me. (Jeremiah 27:5) NKJV
(20b) There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord. (Proverbs 21:30) AMP
(20c) There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel — that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21) NKJV
(20d) For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. (Luke 1:37) AMP
(20e) **** Read Exodus chapters 3-12 to see the absolute Sovereignty and Providence that God has over those who are His Chosen People versus those who think they are in charge of their own destiny.

This same profane secular humanistic mindset with its worldly trappings {bling-bling}, musings {thinking}, and godless teachings has so infiltrated and so indoctrinated The Christian Church that way too many Christians are unable to discern or even truly believe the teachings of the Bible that mandates us to discern and distinguish between the profane secular humanistic mindset and the true living loving God and His Kingdom here on earth – The Christian Church with Its spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. The profane secular humanistic mindset can only offer temporary solutions to one’s life. Only through one’s true, persevering, and maturing faith in their Savior, Lord God, and Master – Jesus Christ, through the daily reading of His Word, through the indwelling and leading of the one and only Holy Spirit, through the multitude of Godly counsel, and the fellowship of Christ’s Bride Church can one find and work out the eternal salvation in their life. (21)
(21) Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches; But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord. [1 Corinthians 1:31; 2 Corinthians 10:17.] (Jeremiah 9:23-24) AMP
(21a) For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting]. (Matthew 16:25) AMP
(21b) The Just Live by Faith. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” [Habakkuk 2:4.] (Romans 1:16-17) NKJV
(21c) For by wise counsel you can wage your war, and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety. (Proverbs 24:6) AMP
(21d) Christ Our Cornerstone. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22) NKJV
(21e) Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). (Philippians 2:12) AMP
(21f) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:23-25) NKJV

GOD’S SPIRITUAL SUPERNATURAL MINDSET

I am now going back to answer the question that I asked at the beginning of this chapter, “How does God view those Christians who wallow in this profane secular humanistic mindset which is in reality on the god of this world – Satan, the world, and the things of this world?”

All truly Born Again Christians are immediately indwelt by God the Holy Spirit upon their conversion, (22) and it is only He Who guides us into all truth of God’s Word. (23) We have seen earlier in this chapter that while God initially viewed His physical creation as very good, (24) Scripture reveals to us the necessity of it for physically sustaining all of His creation including man, but Scripture also warns us not to let it become man’s idol/god. As I have stated previously, the lie that refers to creation occurs when man through his misaligned and misguided faith and worship of this physical creation stretches God’s truth to include the physical creation in his worship and service to God rather than having a purely spiritual supernatural faith worshiping and serving God the Creator. The Bible states this lie is temporary, but man chooses to worship and serve it as their idol/god rather than worshiping and serving the true living loving God. (25)
(22) Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19) NKJV
(23) 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
(23a) Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. (John 17:17) NKJV
(24) Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31) NKJV
(25) Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. (Mark 13:31) NKJV
(25a) For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. (Romans 1:20-23) NKJV

We now have sinful man with this same profane secular angelistic mindset set of Satan, the god of this world, worshiping and serving the world and the things of this world. Truly Born Again Christians cannot have this profane secular humanistic mindset! While we do live and work in this world, we cannot be of this world in our worshiping and serving God in spirit and truth and the living of our lives must reflect this! This is what this book is about, helping you to discern the spiritual supernatural Biblical Christian Worldview that God demands for you to have. (26)
(26) Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” (Psalms 50:23) NKJV

While God’s “gift” of salvation is free (27) and as you continue the lifelong process of sanctification, you will learn there are certain “fundamental beliefs of your faith.” One of these beliefs is that loving and serving the world and loving and serving God at the same time are incompatible, in fact these two life styles are diametrically opposed i.e. they will never intersect. Jesus shares with us, “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 Jesus is sharing with you if you claim to love Him, you will obey and practice His Word i.e. obey and practice His commands as they are found in the Bible and revealed by God the Holy Spirit and in turn God the Father will love you, and the Godhead – God the Father and God the Son will dwell in you via God the Holy Spirit. (28)
(27) For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) AMP
(28) And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power]. (Colossians 2:10) AMP
(28a) 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]? (1 Corinthians 3:16) AMP

But God’s condition of indwelling you is for you to love Jesus and to obey and keep His commands as found in His Word above all else. John declares, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15) NASU [NIV, NKJV, KJV, ASV, NASB] “Or the love for the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15) AMP (TLB, RSV) Both translations are correct.

Do you truly love Jesus or is your love a superficial love for Him? Are you obeying His teachings/commands? Or are you working to physically save the world/universe? Or maybe you are even working to save BOTH the world and the lost souls/sinners of the world rather than God’s work of testifying to and bearing everlasting fruit from among the lost souls/sinners of the world alone? (29) The above Scripture from 1 John 2:15 shares if you love the world and the things of the world which means you are working to save it, you do not love God nor does the love of God indwell you! If you truly do not love God and the love of God is not indwelling you, i.e. God the Holy Spirit does not live in you – YOU ARE NOT SAVED!
(29) You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you. (John 15:16) AMP

THE INFILTRATION of the SECULAR HUMANISTIC MINDSET WITHIN the CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

There are numerous worldly philosophies which have infiltrated The Christian Church over time but during the last approximately 50 years The Christian Church has been inundated with them and seems impotent to reverse this “new” thinking. While they may have ideologically sound reasoning, they are putting the creation i.e. the world and the things of the world on the same level or even above the importance of man to God.

This broadened ideological thinking is encouraging Christ’s Saints to become involved in all aspects of society including politics. To do this, Christ’s Saints within His Bride Church would have to come alongside many of the world‘s systems and try to contribute to them on equal footing which the world will not accept nor allow to happen! What will happen under the Sovereignty and Providence of God, the Make Believers and the False Whore Church will surrender their royal power and authority to the beast. (30)
(30) And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts 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 17:16-17) NKJV

God’s Word commands His People to be the “head and not the tail” (31) and not to be in an allegiance of any kind with the world and its numerous systems. (32) What Christ’s Bride Church must realize is that God, His Word, and His plans are unchanging and He will not compromise them! (33) God commands His People to “stay the course, be committed, and unwavering” to uphold and live daily His Word through their faith in Christ and their obedience to His Word. (34)
(31) And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them. (Deuteronomy 28:13) AMP
(32) 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.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16) NKJV
(32a) **** For a more comprehensive look from God’s Word as to a Christian’s involvement in the physical politics of the world versus a Christian’s involvement in the world from the Biblical Christian Worldview of the Kingdom of God, go to 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.”
(33) “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19) NKJV
(33a) Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us]. (Hebrews 6:17-18) AMP
(34) Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:38-39) NKJV
(34a) For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm and unshaken to the end. (Hebrews 3:14) AMP
(34b) If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend. (Mark 4:23) AMP
(34c) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) NKJV

Some of this worldly philosophy that has recently infiltrated The Christian Church can be found in “Christian Reconstructionism,” “The Greening of God,” and “Chrislam.”

CHRISTIAN RECONSTRUCTIONISM

I am acquainted with a man who lives in Honolulu, HI who believes very much as I do about the Gospel Message until he starts to talk about the “end times.” Christian Reconstructionism has been around since the early 1970’s and was revived during the late 1990’s. Its followers basically believe the Born Again believer within The Christian Church is to continually work out their salvation with fear and trembling not only in their own life but present the gospel to all peoples worldwide ultimately forming a political worldwide theocracy BEFORE Jesus Christ returns. This calls for their work of winning of sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and discipling them to the same theological faith. The ultimate objective for obtaining this goal is through capital punishment according to the Biblical Law of the Old Testament. The hard line/radical Reconstructionists believe this will be done by whipping, stoning, slavery, burning at the stake, hanging, the sword, etc. This reminds me of the theology of the hard line/radical Muslims who are trying to convert the world to Islam using the same methods.

While I believe the work of all True Believers is to win lost souls/sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and to disciple them to know Him as their Lord God, and Master, I believe this is achieved through God’s Grace, the leading of God the Holy Spirit, and the sharing of His Agape through one’s testimony to all sinners.  While God uses both the angels and man to accomplish His purposes, they cannot supplant the plans of His Sovereignty and Providence for the end times.

I also believe that God and not man is in the process of bringing forth a one world government under the authority and dictatorship of the First Beast which was given him by the dragon/devil (35) and the Second Beast/the False Prophet ushering in a one world religion which reveals the apostate church of the Make Believers giving their control to the world system. (36)
(35) And the beast that I saw resembled a leopard, but his feet were like those of a bear and his mouth was like that of a lion. And to him the dragon gave his [own] might and power and his [own] throne and great dominion. They fell down and paid homage to the dragon, because he had bestowed on the beast all his dominion and authority; they also praised and worshiped the beast, exclaiming, Who is a match for the beast, and, Who can make war against him?
He was further permitted to wage war on God’s holy people (the saints) and to overcome them. And power was given him to extend his authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation,  [Dan 7:21,25.] And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world. If anyone is able to hear, let him listen: (Revelation 13:2, 4, 7-9) AMP
(36) Then I saw another beast rising up out of the land [itself]; he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke (roared) like a dragon. He exerts all the power and right of control of the former beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell upon it to exalt and deify the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed, and to worship him. He performs great signs (startling miracles), even making fire fall from the sky to the earth in men’s sight. And because of the signs (miracles) which he is allowed to perform in the presence of the [first] beast, he deceives those who inhabit the earth, commanding them to erect a statue (an image) in the likeness of the beast who was wounded by the [small] sword and still lived.  [Deut 13:1-5.] And he is permitted [also] to impart the breath of life into the beast’s image, so that the statue of the beast could actually talk and cause to be put to death those who would not bow down and worship the image of the beast.  [Dan 3:5.] (Revelation 13:11-18) AMP
(36a) ONE OF the seven angels who had the seven bowls then came and spoke to me, saying, Come with me! I will show you the doom (sentence, judgment) of the great harlot (idolatress) who is seated on many waters,  [Jer 51:13.] [She] with whom the rulers of the earth have joined in prostitution (idolatry) and with the wine of whose immorality (idolatry) the inhabitants of the earth have become intoxicated. [Jer 25:15,16.] And [the angel] bore me away [rapt] in the Spirit into a desert (wilderness), and I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast that was all covered with blasphemous titles (names), and he had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness and vice. [Jer 51:7.] And on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery [with a secret symbolic meaning]: Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes (idolatresses) and of the filth and atrocities and abominations of the earth. I also saw that the woman was drunk, [drunk] with the blood of the saints (God’s people) and the blood of the martyrs [who witnessed] for Jesus. And when I saw her, I was utterly amazed and wondered greatly. (Revelation 17:1-6) AMP
(36b) For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His own purpose by acting in harmony in surrendering their royal power and authority to the beast, until the prophetic words (intentions and promises) of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman that you saw is herself the great city which dominates and controls the rulers and the leaders of the earth.
THEN I saw another angel descending from heaven, possessing great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his radiance and splendor. And he shouted with a mighty voice, She is fallen! Mighty Babylon is fallen! She has become a resort and dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every loathsome spirit, an abode for every filthy and detestable bird. For all nations have drunk the wine of her passionate unchastity, and the rulers and leaders of the earth have joined with her in committing fornication (idolatry), and the businessmen of the earth have become rich with the wealth of her excessive luxury and wantonness.  [Jer 25:15, 27.] I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues.  [Isa 48:20; Jer 50:8.] (Revelation 17:17-18:4, 18:1-4) AMP

Upon Christ’s Second Coming, all of these things will be destroyed and the kingdom of the world will be returned to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. (37)
(37) They will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph over them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings — and those with Him and on His side are chosen and called [elected] and loyal and faithful followers.  [Dan 2:47.] (Revelation 17:14) AMP
(37a) The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!  [Ps 22:28; Dan 7:13, 14, 27.] (Revelation 11:15) AMP

The GREENING of GOD

The Hawaiian Island Ministries (HIM) holds an annual conference in Honolulu HI bringing God’s anointed people from many places of the world to provide testimonies and teachings that are to stimulate one’s Christian Worldview. Even though they try to screen these participants, once in a great while a “ringer” slips through. At the 2010 HIM Conference, I along with about 150 others was introduced to the “Greening of God” concept which puts the environmentally saving of the universe as God’s number one priority. This concept came into being in the early 1990’s.

The Scripture that was used to introduce us to this concept was one that EVERY Christian knows by heart. “For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. (John 3:16) AMP The Greek word cosmos is translated “world” in most Bibles. Cosmos encompasses the entirety of the universe, and according to the speaker  this involves God saving man AND His creation and BOTH God and man working together saving the entirety of creation. But the word the speaker failed to recognize and define from the text was the word “whoever” or “whosoever” that most translations use. The word “whoever” or “whosoever” is a personal pronoun relating to “man” and applies to individual people rather than the whole of the entire universe. No one challenged the speaker including myself. I was NOT ready in season and out of season to correct and rebuke the speaker. Many commented on how enlightening his talk had been. After I thought and prayed about His talk, I realized how cleverly deceived we were. I pray that I will discern these false teachings more quickly and immediately stand for the true Gospel Message regardless as to who are the hearers.

There are numerous Scripture texts which reveal God’s placing of man in rank and position in God’s creation for us. (38)
(38) For it was not to angels that God subjected the habitable world of the future, of which we are speaking. It has been solemnly and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him? For some little time You have ranked him lower than and inferior to the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor and set him over the works of Your hands,  [Ps 8:4-6.] For You have put everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to man, He left nothing outside [of man’s] control. But at present we do not yet see all things subjected to him [man]. (Hebrews 2:5-8)AMP
(38a) O LORD, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. You know my downsitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off. [Matt 9:4; John 2:24,25.] You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.  [Heb 4:13.] You have beset me and shut me in — behind and before, and You have laid Your hand upon me.
Your [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high above me, I cannot reach it. Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol (the place of the dead), behold, You are there.  [Rom 11:33.] 9 If I take the wings of the morning or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me, Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.  [Dan 2:22.] (Psalms 139:1-12) AMP

The above Scriptures thoroughly explain the rank of man in creation and the consequences of man’s sin on creation and the sequences of what God is going to do to restore it to His original very good creation (39) as soon as He restores sinful man to His “STANDARD” through their true faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master at the end of the age.
(39) And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. (Genesis 1:31) AMP
(39a) [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it — [yet] with the hope  [Eccl 1:2.] That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.  [Jer 12:4, 11.] And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons). For in [this] hope we were saved (Titus 1:2). But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees? But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure. (Romans 8:18-25) AMP

CHRISLAM

Chrislam – the intertwining/mixing of Christianity and Islam first surfaced in Nigeria in the 1980’s and then in the U.S. in the late 1990’s. On the last Sunday of June 2011, 56 churches in 26 states initiated a series of Sunday morning services that were designed to produce an ecumenical (interreligious and worldwide) reconciliation between Christianity and Islam. In addition to the sermons, the Sunday school lessons centered on the inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammad. Also, Qurans were placed in the pews next to the Bibles. There are numerous high profile Christian pastors who are linking up to embrace the concept of “love your neighbor.” John Stallsmith, one of the pastors involved in this ecumenicalism states, “Jesus says we should love our neighbors. We can’t do that without having a relationship with them.” (40)
(40) www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=1366 Chrislam Starts to Spread in America

The common factor for being able to embrace establishing harmonious relations between Muslims and Christians is the fact that Jesus is mentioned 25 times in the Quran. But the main problem with “marrying” these two religions is their Jesus is NOT the same Jesus of the Christian Bible. Their Jesus is a man ONLY, a prophet but of lesser stature than Mohammad, and will accompany their Imam Mahdi, the Muslim messiah’s return proclaiming that He, Christ is not the Savior of the world – every teaching about Him is a lie and convert all of the Christians to Islam through penalty of physical death.

The mixing of Islam with Judaism and true Christianity will never work! There is so much that can be said to rebuke these false teachings and these false teachers, but I would rather use Scripture to convey God’s truth rather than my thoughts and words. (41)
(41) Go to www.mysteryworldview.org click on the icon for “ONEESS” which shares with you a Born Again Saint’s true relationship with God.

The Bible warns the True Believer to be alert at all times for these false teachers with their false teachings. (42)
(42) For I am zealous for you with a godly eagerness and a divine jealousy, for I have betrothed you to one Husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.  [Hos 2:19,20.] But [now] I am fearful, lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from wholehearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  [Gen 3:4.] For [you seem readily to endure it] if a man comes and preaches another Jesus than the One we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the [Spirit] you [once] received or a different gospel from the one you [then] received and welcomed; you tolerate [all that] well enough! (2 Corinthians 11:2-4) AMP
(42a) 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? What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  [Ex 25:8; 29:45; Lev 26:12; Jer 31:1; Ezek 37:27.]
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.] And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.  [Isa 43:6; Hos 1:10.]
THEREFORE, SINCE these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God. (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1) AMP
The Bible clearly states the incompatibility of the origins of the son (Isaac) of the free woman (Sarah) and the son (Ishmael) of the slave woman (Hagar). (43)
(43) Tell me, you who are bent on being under the Law, will you listen to what the Law [really] says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondmaid and one by the free woman.  [Gen 16:15; 21:2,9.] 23 But whereas the child of the slave woman was born according to the flesh and had an ordinary birth, the son of the free woman was born in fulfillment of the promise. Now all this is an allegory; these [two women] represent two covenants. One covenant originated from Mount Sinai [where the Law was given] and bears [children destined] for slavery; this is Hagar. Now Hagar is (stands for) Mount Sinai in Arabia and she corresponds to and belongs in the same category with the present Jerusalem, for she is in bondage together with her children.
But the Jerusalem above (the Messianic kingdom of Christ) is free, and she is our mother. For it is written in the Scriptures, Rejoice, O barren woman, who has not given birth to children; break forth into a joyful shout, you who are not feeling birth pangs, for the desolate woman has many more children than she who has a husband.  [Isa 54:1.] But we, brethren, are children [not by physical descent, as was Ishmael, but] like Isaac, born in virtue of promise. Yet [just] as at that time the child [of ordinary birth] born according to the flesh despised and persecuted him [who was born remarkably] according to [the promise and the working of] the [Holy] Spirit, so it is now also. [Gen 21:9.] But what does the Scripture say? Cast out and send away the slave woman and her son, for never shall the son of the slave woman be heir and share the inheritance with the son of the free woman.  [Gen 21:10.] So, brethren, we [who are born again] are not children of a slave woman [the natural], but of the free [the supernatural]. (Galatians 4:21-31) AMP
What is the penalty for intertwining and mixing of other religious books and teachings with the Bible? (44)
(44) I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add and lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded and described in this book. And if anyone cancels or takes away from the statements of the book of this prophecy [these predictions relating to Christ’s kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions or warnings pertaining to them], God will cancel and take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the city of holiness (purity and hallowedness), which are described and promised in this book. (Revelation 22:18-19) AMP
(44a) NOW LISTEN and give heed, O Israel, to the statutes and ordinances which I teach you, and do them, that you may live and go in and possess the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, gives you. You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:1-2) AMP

I believe that part of this wavering of faith within The Christian Church is due to the fact that too many Make Believers are not reading their Bible daily thus they are not seeking an listening to God the Holy Spirit for counsel, and because in their opinion He is too slow, possibly inactive in their lives, they have become apostate. (45)
(45) Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.  [Ps 90:4.] The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9) AMP

It seems as though world events are happening with such rapidity and intensity that too many Christians cannot keep up with the onslaught of God preordained and predestined events and are returning to false teachers with their babblings of the world. But God commands the True Believer to persevere in your faith standing firm in it to the end! (46)
(46) I CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom: Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.
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. As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry. (2 Timothy 4:1-5) AMP
(46a) Look well to yourself [to your own personality] and to [your] teaching; persevere in these things [hold to them], for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you. (1 Timothy 4:16) AMP

This teaching against the profane secular humanistic mindset must be discerned by God’s anointed teachers and revealed in its deceitfulness and lies to the unwitting Make Believers of The Christian Church. (47) These spiritual supernatural teachings must be taught to prepare you, your family, and your church family to discern and implement into your life the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. There is coming such a battle of mindsets as has never occurred in human history. Just before Christ returns, God will reveal Christ’s Bride Church/His People to the world and equip them to fight spiritually and supernaturally as He has never done before. Before the end, Christ’s Bride Church will be initially defeated but ultimately come forth out of this battle victorious, ready to receive Her Lamb/Bridegroom. (48) I believe the True Believers of Christ’s Bride Church will stand together, united around the world in opposition to the Make Believers of the Great Whore Church just before Jesus Christ returns. (49)
(47) 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
(48) “I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. (Daniel 7:21-22; 25) NKJV
(48a) And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Revelation 11:3) NKJV
(**** These TWO witnesses have the potential to be the True Believers of Christ’s Bride Church and the Make Believers of the False Whore Church in a battle similar to Moses and Pharaoh in the Book of Exodus chapters 3-12.)
(48b) The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast. Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, (Revelation 17:1) NKJV
(48c) “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. (Revelation 17:9) NKJV
(**** The many waters of Revelation 17:1 represent all of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers in the world. The seven mountains of Revelation 17:9 represent the seven continents of the world thus making this a worldwide battle which gives it an overall “worldview” which will be discussed in our next chapter “WORLDVIEWS.)
(49) But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham My friend,  [Heb 2:16; James 2:23.] You whom I [the Lord] have taken from the ends of the earth and have called from the corners of it, and said to you, You are My servant — I have chosen you and not cast you off [even though you are exiled]. Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.  [Acts 18:10.]
Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all.
For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you! (Isaiah 41:8-13) AMP

Let’s never forget that man is most definitely God’s top priority of His creation here on earth! The creation with its kingdom of the world has never been equivalent to the same level of importance as initially God’s Chosen People/the Jews and now His spiritual Kingdom of God/Heaven here on earth – Christ’s Bride Church and Its Saints. Listen to what Paul writes, “[But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it — [yet] with the hope [Ecclesiastes 1:2.] That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children. We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.  [Jeremiah 12:4, 11.] And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons). For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees? But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure. (Romans 8:18-25.) AMP

I know that God gave to man the dominion and care of the earth, (50) but Scripture states that nature/creation is also experiencing death and decay not because of something it did but according to the will of God and will be restored when the sons and daughters of God are revealed first showing the time and place in history of man and nature/creation during this final age. (51) But before that happens, the denigration of the heavens and earth will be so great that the heavens and the earth will have to be restored by God not man. (52)
(50) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26) NKJV
(51) For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it — [yet] with the hope [Ecclesiastes 1:2.] (Romans 8:19-20) AMP
(52) Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. (Mark 13:31) NKJV
(52a) All Things Made New. Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. (Revelation 21:1) NKJV

The situations in the world now are not any better than in Paul’s time. In fact, I believe the priorities of the world are in absolute chaos and will continue to get worse! Christ’s Bride Church is waiting for His Second Coming, a large majority of Jews still will not accept that their Savior Jesus Christ was here some 2000 plus years ago and the rest of the lost of the world could care less. Paul stated that all that was necessary for ministry was to know nothing except Christ and Him crucified. This still applies for us today! (53)
(53) We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, [preaching which] to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block [that springs a snare or trap], and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense. (1 Corinthians 1:23) AMP
(53a) For I resolved to know nothing (to be acquainted with nothing, to make a display of the knowledge of nothing, and to be conscious of nothing) among you except Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and Him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:2) AMP

In closing this chapter – YOU ARE NOT SAVED IF YOU LOVE THE WORLD AND ARE WORKING TO SAVE IT!!! OR ARE TRYING TO SAVE BOTH IT AND THE LOST SOULS/SINNERS OF THIS WORLD!!! And if you are not saved, the love of God the Father is not in you, thus you cannot have a true agape love for God nor the leading of His Holy Spirit! To me, this is very simple!

The following commentaries clarify and confirm which realm the mindset of the True Believer must be focused in our quest for eternal life with God – “Do Not Love the World. Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:15-17) NKJV

WHAT CHRISTIAN COMMENTARIES SAY ABOUT LOVING the WORLD

“[If any man love the world …] If, in this sense, a person loves the world, it shows that he has no true religion; that is, if characteristically he loves the world as his portion, and lives for that; if it is the ruling principle of his life to gain and enjoy that, it shows that his heart has never been renewed, and that he has no part with the children of God.” (1 John 2:15) (54)
(54) (from Barnes’ Notes, Electronic Database Copyright © 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
“[The love of the Father is not in him.] The love of God and the love of earthly things are incompatible. If you give place to the love of the world, the love of God cannot dwell in you; and if you have not his love, you can have no peace, no holiness, no heaven.” (1 John 2:15) (55)
(55) (from Adam Clarke’s Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright © 1996, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
“From the inconsistency of this love with the love of God: If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. The heart of man is narrow, and cannot contain both loves. The world draws down the heart from God; and so the more the love of the world prevails the more the love of God dwindles and decays.” (1 John 2:15) (56)
(56) (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, PC Study Bible Formatted Electronic Database Copyright © 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All Rights reserved.)
“Love of – i.e. toward the ‘Father.’ The two, God and the sinful world, are so opposed, that both cannot be congenially loved at once.” (1 John 2:15) (57) (58)
(5) (from Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary, Electronic Database. Copyright © 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)
(58) Congenially means to be agreeable in character thus you cannot claim to love God and be in agreement with God and the world at the same time.

In closing this chapter, I have discussed the errant profane secular thinking of BOTH the fallen angels and sinful man which I called mindset. In our next chapter, I will use the word Worldview instead of mindset.

APPENDIX IV – The Mindset and Destination of An Unrepentant Make Believer/ Apostate Believer.

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