"12Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
14Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15(For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth." (Deuteronomy 6)
Most Christians ignore God's Law, including the 10 Commandments... and they think there is only One Commandment:
"Thou shalt be tolerant."
That concept is NOWHERE to be found in the Word of God.
Tolerance, acceptance of evil, looking the other way or holding hands with it is being a friend of the world—which makes one an enemy of God.
God said if you love Him that you were to HATE evil. If you don't hate evil, you don't love God.
The Apostle John informed us:
“4He that saith, ‘I know Him’ [God], and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him. 5But whoso keepeth His Word [Law], in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.” (I John 2)
Most Christians should wear a T-shirt and matching cap saying:
"I'm a coward for Jesus!"
Christ said "Whoever denies Me before men, him will I deny before My Father which is in Heaven."
When Christians see evil in their home, in their church, in their neighborhood, in their community, in their county, in their state, in their nation, in the world, and they do not stand up and they "remain silent" (which is not one of the 10 Commandments either), THEY DENY CHRIST.
That is why evil is flourishing, and that is why Christendom is about to be destroyed.
(or I should say, Christendumb - "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge").
However, God also promises:
"30When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31(For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them." (Deuteronomy 4)
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
This is only fulfilled, we will only be happy or blessed when we are in obedience unto God; only then will God expose the falsehood and foolishness and immorality of our enemies, and only then will their high places—the pagan temples in our lands—be cast down and reduced to rubble... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!
God is not tolerant.
Whenever a GODLY king ascended to the throne of Judah, HE CAST DOWN ALL THE PAGAN ALTARS and DESTROYED THEIR GROVES AND HIGH PLACES and EXECUTED THEIR FALSE PRIESTS AND PROPHETS.
That is what a GODLY man would do. Those who talk about tolerance are godless. They are wolves in sheep's clothing. I have written for decades: If two armies or two sports teams meet on the field of battle and one follows a rigidly prescribed set of rules and the other follows no rules at all, the side that follows no rules will win every time.
Life is not a game. A WAR is going on. The enemy is not "tolerant" and does not "play fair" and has an entirely different "moral code" (if it can even be called that). And MORE IMPORTANTLY, God commanded us to BE SEPARATE, not seek the peace or prosperity of our enemies every, BE HOLY, and NO OTHER GODS.
I saw a brief line or two of an interview (from a link someone in Australia emailed me: http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/pauline-hanson-reminds-australia-she-wouldn%e2%80%99t-sell-her-house-to-a-muslim/ar-AAffF28?ocid=mailsignout) of a prospective woman candidate for political office in Australia, who laudably is against Muslims in Christian Australia. The person interviewing her, in response to her pointing out how violent a religion Islam is, asked her, something like, "But what do you do about the many things of a similar nature that are written in the Bible?"
This woman, being a modern "Christian" (possibly in name only) who does NOT understand God's Word, gave a LIMP reply, something like, "That was just in the FIRST Testament. It is not in the SECOND. The Second is entirely different." So, does she believe that God "used to be evil" but then He "converted" to Christianity?
That is false doctrine. God does not change. His Word does not change. The God of the New Testament is not the "New Improved" God of the Old Testament who is a "much nicer guy now that He is on His meds and taking anger management training and cultural sensitivity classes". When Christ returns He will not tickle His enemies with feathers! True Christianity, what Christ taught, includes, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. .... it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs." (Matthew 7:6,27)
What should this woman have said in reply to the news reporter interviewing her?
"CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY!" CHOOSE SIDES! PICK YOUR GOD! YAHWEH OR ALLAH! Only ONE of them can be God; the other is a false god. There is no war in the heavens between a bunch of gods competing with each other. There is one true God and the rest are delusions invented in man's mind. This does not mean that there are not evil spirits that God created for His Own Purpose, to test His people, to prove which would remain true to Him or follow false gods. But they are not threats to God. They do not exist independently of God. God created them and they do His bidding; whether they realize it or not. The vessels of wrath God made to destroy. That is the purpose. If you follow a false god that God created as a vessel of wrath, you will be destroyed with them. They are decoys.
God commanded NO OTHER GODS. What part of that don't you understand?
Elijah threw down the gauntlet: "if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him." (I Kings 18:21)
Joshua had earlier declared, "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15).
Why does God not deliver His people? —because most don't even believe in Him! They are tolerant of everything God commanded us to hate and put out from among us and cut off. They disobey God thinking He abolished His Own Law. One of the last books of the New Testament to be written, I John, says, "sin is transgression of the Law." If God abolished His Law no one would be a sinner, hence, there would be no reason for anyone to be "saved" or ever "repent" of anything. The beginning of our history began with the Serpent's lie: "Hath God said...?" (a rhetorical question meaning, "God didn't really say"). It is apropos that the ending of our history ends with the same lie. But John also wrote in the same book: He who says he knows God and keepeth not His Word IS A LIAR and the truth is NOT in him.
The only ones who will survive the coming onslaught are those who have the testimony/faith of Christ Jesus and keep the COMMANDMENTS of God. If one truly has the faith of Christ it will be evident in how he lives and we ought to walk even as He walked... who was obedience in all things and without sin. Jesus said, My sheep hear My Voice and follow (obey) Me and If ye love me KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. He did not have any commandments of His own. He said, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Is heaven and earth still here? Then WHOSE voice are "christians" listening to when they say God abolished his own law. That makes as much sense as saying God committed suicide. Those who say God abolished His Law ARE BLIND and don't even begin to understand the most elementary levels of truth in logic or Scripture (which is based upon logical propositions that God has declared).
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." (Hosea 4:6)
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
God will forgive, but His people must first repent and repentance entails stopping doing what is wrong and doing what is right.
God is sifting the chaff from His wheat and the chaff shall be burned with fire.
God is culling out the goats (and pigs, dogs, and wolves) from His sheep.
Only a remnant will survive. Those who have the faith of Christ Jesus which demonstrates itself in obeying God; not compromising or being a friend of the world or tolerant, which makes one the ENEMY of God
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