Below are some profound thoughts to consider. True Christianity—Doctrine—is not a "good feeling" or "humanistic notions of how deluded man thinks things should be". The carnal mind is at war with God, whether carnal minds think so or not. God has declared it. So it is. All those who disagree with what God decreed are enemies of God. The only way to correct this is to forsake your own faulty ideas and carnal will and submit to and declare allegiance to God.
Based upon what passage(s) of Scripture are we supposed to allow the dogs, swine, wolves, and serpents to dictate what theology the sheep are supposed to believe and practice? (especially concerning anti- dog, swine, wolf, and serpent notions and behaviour)...?
Based upon what part of the U.S. Constitution are we supposed to allow the dogs, swine, wolves, and serpents to dictate what form of Government the sheep are supposed to follow? —and where did our Founding Father write in the Constitution that dogs, swine, wolves, and serpents should be considered "equals" with sheep and everything should be determined neurotically upon some mythical notion of "fairness" determined by the dogs, swine, wolves, and serpents...?
Where in the Bible or the U.S. Constitution are we dutibound to consult the wolves and foxes concerning the construction and supervision of safe henhouses and sheepfolds?
"1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the Door of the sheep.
8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9I am the Door: by me if any man [of My sheep] enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His Life for the sheep [not for the dogs, swine, wolves, or serpents].
12But he that is an hireling [hired hand, employee, servant], and not the Shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14I am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine.
15As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My Life for the sheep.
16And other sheep I have [those which God scattered abroad and promised to regather], which are not of this fold [locally]: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My Voice; and there shall be one fold, and One Shepherd.
17Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My Life, that I might take it again.
18No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have Power to lay it down, and I have Power to take it again. This Commandment have I received of My Father." (John 10)
Here is a marvellous song by John Michael Talbot, backed up by the London Philharmonic, "One Faith" ["He is the Good Shepherd"] off his album "The Regathering":
Here it is also in a newer (1996) version by 2 master muscians, songwriters, and singers together, off their album Brother to Brother, John Michael Talbot with Michael Card.
See also my New "Department of Farmland Security" Mandates —Effective Immediately to which these new thoughts shall be added (also available in booklet form).
Yes, the sheep are to be sheepish toward each other and their master—but not to those outside the fold. Sheep are to follow their Shepherd, not hirelings who are traitors leading to the wolf den. To the enemy, in order to defend himself and his family and the whole flock, the sheep themselves must be even as their Shepherd—Himself the Lamb of God, but also the Lion of Judah. Scripture tells us, "The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion." (Proverbs 28:1) If the righteous are the ones fleeing, it is because they have a guilty conscience before God because they are not obeying God. What do you think the purpose of the door to the sheepfold is? —to keep out all that are not sheep. It is not to keep the sheep "prisoners" because the passage clearly says that they go in and out (freely). God commanded separation. Those who let any other than God's sheep into the sheepfold are traitors and antichrist.
"1Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
2Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
3And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
4And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD." (Jeremiah 23)
"6My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
7All that found them have devoured them..." (Jeremiah 50)
"1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
3Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
4The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
5And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
6My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
7Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
9Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. 11For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
16I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
17And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
18Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?
19And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
20Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
21Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;
22Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
25And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
26And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
27And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
28And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
29And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
30Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD.
31And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD." (Ezekiel 34)
Note: evil beasts shall be rid out of the land, not joined to the flock in the sheepfold. The majority of the shepherds today are guilty of destroying the flock—not being watchmen on the wall, not sounding the alarm as the heathen flood in through the gates: and the life of every sheep that is lost because of the cowardly or traitorous shepherds—the blood of those sheep shall be required of them by God! Likewise, those shepherds who teach the children that the dogs under the masters table are their equals, and who promote the children breeding on the top of the table with the dogs (and force under the table all those who refuse) will not be rewarded when the Master returns! God commanded separation. Those who do not do so help murder God's children and rape Christ's bride. The Dragon / Serpent is not vomiting forth a flood (Revelation 12:15) [the Third world] for us to "embrace" and "evangelize" and intermarry with and grant equal rights—and they are not coming because they love our God and want to submit to us for the overflow of blessing (that will not occur until the Kingdom Age). They are coming to steal and to rape and to kill. They are coming as vultures follow a dying animal; they are coming like vultures sniffing out decomp, and then hasten to the swarm covering the carcass as it is torn to shreds.
God said that He would send the very worst of the heathen (Ezekiel 7:24) against us because of our sins—to kill and dispossess all of God's people who did not stand up for Righteousness—but instead embraced the world and the Apostate Church's polluted moral code, which is in complete reversal of God's Moral Code. Woe unto them that call evil 'good' and good 'evil'...! Morality never changes. If you think that it does your mind has been polluted by the world and you are yet unregenerate. John wrote in his first epistle that if a man says that he knows God and keeps not God's Commandments he is a liar—he does not even know God and the Truth is not in Him. Those who think that Christ abolished the Law follow a false christ and worship a false god. Christ said "think not that I am come to destroy the Law and the Prophets; I am not come to destroy but to fulfill... not one jot or tittle shall pass from the Law..." What God declared to be sin and abominations 4,000 years ago still are today and always will be! What part of morality don't you understand? Every commandment of God is a moral issue. What part of "Thou shalt not!" and "This shalt thou do!" don't you understand?
The fools of our people lusted after aliens, and put them on a pedestal and worshipped them—and the rest said nothing in resistence; and therefore, like God sent the quail to the sinful Israelites who lusted after wild meat, who in their rebellion refused to obey God so they could receive His miraculous blessings, even as God inundated the Israelites with quail 3 feet deep and in a 3 day circumference around the 3+ million population camp (imagine all the dust, dander, feces, and parasites / mites stirred up, imagine the noise)—so also is God sending the worst of the heathen (not for us to convert—but for them to kill off the wicked of God's people so degenerate that they wanted to embrace them instead of obey God). In essence, God said, "You want heathen...? —I'LL GIVE YOU HEATHEN...!" This is also the last kingdom of the earth, the feet of iron mingled with clay (in Nebuchadnezzar's dream image, in the Book of Daniel) which represents integration. Iron and clay are not cohesive. They are not supposed to be together. They cannot stand together. The U.S. Colonies were only able to stand against the power of the British Empire because the colonists were still one people with one true faith, the Reformed Christian faith. Divide and Conquer has fragmented us to where we cannot stand; every community is overrun with aliens who hate us and our own people, what few there are left, have been so brainwashed by the hijacked government, the polluted Zionist, Talmudic media and education, and the Apostate Church, that they will actually side with the enemy instead of us... and they will side with the antichrist thinkng that he is Christ and would crucify Christ all over again once they learned His Doctrine. Therefore, in disgust, Christ will strike the feet of that last kingdom, they will crumble, the statue will fall and 6,000 years of history and civilization will come to an end. Christ will command His holy angels to gather out the tares, uproot every plant that His Heavenly Father did not plant, and remove all those things that offend... and then will commence the Millennial Kingdom of Peace here on earth for 1,000 years: a millennial sabbatical.
"Choose you this day whom you will serve..." There is no rapture (see my The Futurist and Rapture Conspiracy), which is Jesuit-Zionist counter-reformation propaganda that none of the Reformers or early pillars of the early modern church believed—it is Jesuit propaganda rehashed and which has only become accepted in the mainstream in the past 70 years or so; it was concocted a few decades before that, but never believed by Protestants until a traitor injected it into his Bible notes and then the leaven spread from there to leaven almost the whole lump. Christ indeed is returning, but not to secretly snatch His people away—but to judge the wicked. However, note carefully, Christ said that there will be MANY people who think that they are "Christians" who are in for a rude, mother-of-all awakenings:
"22Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied[ [preached] in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils demons? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?' 23And then will I profess unto them, 'I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity*'." (Matthew 7)
* The word misrendered here as "iniquity" is the Greek word anomos, literally meaning, "no law" and thus should be rendered "lawlessness". Imagine all the "Christians" and "Christian organization" that are following the world's multi-cultural and gender-perverted and inter-faith agenda—in complete opposition to what God commanded. They think they are doing "wonderful things", but God views it as rebellion and lawlessness and immorality... and they will receive their just reward. Works do not save: they are a proof of salvation; the keeping of the Law of God "This is the Way: Walk ye in it, turn not to the left hand or the right" are the "good works unto which we were before ordained that we should walk in them". Morality never changes. Evil never becomes good. Darkness never becomes light. Immorality never becomes morality. Abominations never become wholesome. How you live shows what your nature is and if you follow the morality of the world and the Apostate Church you have never been regenerated. Every tree is known by its fruit. Sheep are not supposed to eat like pigs, bark like dogs, or wriggle like serpents. "17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch [join] not the unclean thing [people*]; and I will receive you, 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall [indeed] be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (II Corinthians 6)
* People is the topic of this passage—not "things". The verses before it in context show this; as does the Old Testament passage which it references (Isaiah 52:11). People (not "things") are the topic of the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13) —as also the Parable of the fishes following the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares.
God is Immutable. He commanded, "Be holy as I am Holy". That Standard of Holiness for Him never changes and therefore the Standard of Holiness for us can never change or we can't be holy as He is Holy. Morality never changes; what changes is the polluted hearts and minds of His people having itching ears going after false shepherds telling them the same lie of the Serpent in the garden "Yea, hath the Lord said... [no] ye shall not surely die..." you don't need to obey what God commanded. What has changed is unregenerate humanists who think of themselves as "Christians" have scrapped God's unchanging Standard of Morality for something that is more "human friendly" and is more comfortable to sinful self. They need to remember that God is a Consuming Fire and He shall judge the adversaries—and that Judgment shall begin with the House of God: for they should know better and they shall have the same share of Judgment with the wicked.
If the Law was abolished (and Christ said that He did not come to destroy the Law and not a single jot or tittle would pass from it) then it is impossible to sin. The last books of the Bible to be written, the Epistles of John (written after his release from the Isle of Patmos, and after the Book of Revelation) says "sin is transgression of the Law". It also mentions sin and confession many times. If the Law was abolished no one can sin and there is no need for anyone to repent or be saved from anything. Where there is no law there is no guilt or penalty. If it is not a sin to go swimming, you cannot commit a sin simply by swimming and there is no Divine Judgment against you for it. One of the greatest lies Satan has ever fooled Christendom with is the heresy that Christ abolished the Law of God. David said if we regard iniquity in our hearts the Lord will not hear our prayers and Solomon wrote that if a person turns his ear from hearing God's Law his prayers shall be abominations to God. Hosea wrote that if we turned from God's Law God would turn His backs on us and forget our children. You reap what you sow. Satan masterminded the perfect mind-heist. If God's people think the Law was abolished, then God will not hear their prayers; not realizing they are in sin, how can they repent? This is why Christendom is being destroyed. Revelation tells us the only ones who will surive are those who have the Faith / Testimony of Christ Jesus and who keep the Commandments of God. Note: This Faith is not a "hidden faith" or a "secret"—for it is also called "Testimony" which means it is declared. It is declared by whether you live as God commanded. Every tree is known by its fruit. Keeping the Law does not save. It was never meant to save. It cannot save. Keeping the Law is what God commands and it is how children establish themselves as honorable sons whom the Father will bless and who will inherit of the Father. Those who don't obey are not sheep, but goats (lawless sheep) or dogs, swine, wolves, or serpents—aliens to God's Family.
He who hath ears to hear... let him hear... and heed.