He who has ears to hear... let him hear here...
This contains 4 sections of separate, but related ruminations, concerning the weapon of unconstitutional, unchristian immigration and the corrupt, treasonous politicians who wield it to destroy Christendom.
[Christians and the Issue of Gay wedding cakes and floral arrangements is #3 below.]
This is a good short message by Frank Wright:
These are my comments:
Those who have been raised from infancy and marinated in Evolution... what else can they embrace but socialism...? —a godless, totalitarianism which, in essence, declares, "Might is Right" (the very same concept they demonize when it is anyone else exerting their own might; bullies turn into crybabies when their victims fight back).
Communism is the method by which those who are immoral, those who are non-achievers and non-producers, attempt to steal everything from those who are the achievers and producers.
The subsequent generations of dumbed-down, brainwashed, dechristianized anti-intellectual achievers and producers—and the non-achievers and non-producers alike—are first seduced with the fairy tale of "equality" and cotton-candy notions of "humanity" and the "basic goodness of man" and "meliorism" dispensed by sugar-plum fairies of socialism. It is truly amazing how anyone can expect to be equal receivers without being equal sharers in the work. I guess "The Little Red Hen" was placed on the list of "Banned Literature" a few decades ago, and the majority of those who have been raised from infancy over the past several generations are entirely ignorant of the simple truth in that children's story. I imagine that they are equally as ignorant of George Orwell's classic Animal Farm* (1946)—which has also probably been on the same list of "Banned, Hate Literature" with "the Little Red Hen".
[* Both the inquire 50th anniversary edition pb., as well as the animated DVD version are in stock; inquire.]
But, all that one has to do is study Communism (the facts, not the modern "face-lifted" air-brushed, fictionalized propaganda) of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, or the earlier Bolshevik Revolution in France (erroneously called the Russian Revolution and the French Revolution) and see what their fruit was and the means by which that fruit was produced (which was more like the crushing of grapes to produce wine, than actually producing new fruit).
[Inquire for books and booklets that I reprint on these topics of the real nature of communism.]
This in itself is hypocritical of what these "liberals" actually claim to believe and champion. This is the blind, foggy alley that leads from a Republic, through "democracy" to the actualization of socialism.
Those who have been raised godlessly (God not being in their thoughts, a factor not even in their equation) then have nothing to guide them and no core values, no concept of morality other than such substitute notions that they invent themselves or have had forced on them from childhood—and which they then attempt to FORCE on others (while shrieking of the "injustice" and "insult" of those who attempt to share traditional values with anyone; or to even hold those values themselves). Such is their anti-intellectual ignorance and immoral, dishonest hypocrisy.
Therefore, in their minds, the only right is that of the Highwaymen, the Insurrectionists, the successful Terrorists. "Right" in their corrupt minds, is established by force by those who are able to hijack a government (jettisoning many of its citizens and true heirs) and steer it to suit their own desires and meet their own needs, which inevitably is accomplished by steamrolling over all those in the way: they very ones from whom the government was hijacked; in addition to many of the very ones who helped them to hijack it. Once hijacked, "right of ownership" is considered to be that of the most conniving (or should that ben "kniving"?), back-stabbing, pre-emptive striking of the current illegitimate possessors—and true to their nature, the wolves and hyenas inevitable turn on each other in their fight to claim exclusive right to the sheep.
[I believe it was the movie, "The Italian Job" that showed such betrayal most novelly.]
In totalitarian hypocrisy, the full-bloom of communism is revealed when the utopia motto of "the needs of the few must give way to the needs of the many" is bulldozed into, "the needs of the many will be crushed by the desires of the few at the helm of the hijacked ship of state".
The young Cuban school children singing praises of Fidel Castro on the anniversary of his death certainly reminds me of the young school children that Obama schemed to have sing his praises during his illegal defilement of this nation's highest office. See also this other story (https://newswithviews.com/medias-propaganda-of-biblical-proportions-and-barack-obama/), which fits hand in glove.
So-called "democratic" (pseudo-speak for "communist") governments seek to become the provider of all the people's needs (only as the first part of the plan; and only until they have total control)—and the masses drunk on the immoral, anti-intellectual wine of Babylon believe that they can circumvent God's Law of the Harvest, the Laws of Nature that God established (you reap what you sow), including the circumvention of the Law of Physics, the First Law of Thermodynamics, known also as the Law of the Conservation of Energy and Matter;* and they mindlessly believe that some goose will magically lay golden eggs; such people themselves are godless and immoral because the truth is that there is no free lunch and the laws of physics and reality are not suspended or circumvented or changed simply because anti-intellectual, immoral people so will reality to change to please them. What they participate in is called theft (accomplished by murder).
[* The amount of energy and matter (different forms of the same thing) is fixed / constant. In any chemical or mechanical action or reaction, no energy or matter is destroyed and no new energy or matter is created. (In essence, at the end of Creation God "shut the door" on energy and matter and the universe is a "closed" system.)]
Thomas Jefferson, true visionary, said it succinctly: "Government big enough to provide everything that you need is big enough to take everything you own." That is the true goal of "democratic" states. Those who understand this, in Clintonesque fashion, clamor for the top positions in government.
Those non-producers (a.k.a. welfarites: aliens and so-called "white trash" alike) who participate in the "democratic" [cough, cough] overthrow (swamping a nation with illegitimate voters) of republics will be rewarded by the established Socialist State by being forced at gunpoint to become producers, or be shot in the back of the head, literally bulldozed over by tanks, or left to starve to death. Such is the glamorous, behind-the-scenes reality of the road to and terminus of socialism.
One of the steps and strategies (planned, not "accidental") is the importation of chaos to destabilize stabile nations that could not otherwise be defeated from without. This describes the immigration policy and unconstitutional introduction and enforcement of pseudo-legislation—which protects criminals (politicians especially) and leaves law-abiding, true citizens exposed and defenseless—over the past 100 years.
Any politician or journalist or educator who blathers the stupidity and falsehood (repeated brainwashing, regardless of who mindlessly spews it into the air waves) that the U.S. a "democracy" is either a FOOL or a COMMUNIST CONSPIRATOR (part of the sedition against the true government—the true people—which is also High Treason). Our Founders established us as a Christian, Constitutional Republic. THEY SAID THAT THEY PURPOSELY did NOT give us a democracy—because (guess what?) democracies are subject to corruption and are therefore short lived.
Is it any surprise, then, that our once-safe and prosperous nation, the one-time Puritan-born "city set on a hill" that was an example to the world, is now a dunghill by a hole, teetering on the brink of destruction (from which even many rats and roaches are fleeing, as they often must do after they subvert a once-stable nation, once they realize that the frankensteinish monster that they created cannot be controlled as they had imagined*)...?
[The Steinbeckian refrain, "the best-laid plan of mice and men" is nothing other than a marshmallowy substitute for the harsher reality of God's Law of the Harvest: "You reap what you sow" because "God will not be mocked" and "the curse causeless shall not come".]
When the last bulwark of Christendom falls, Christendom will cease to exist (except as a hated memory which the haters will continually attempt to stamp out) and TRUE Christians will quickly find themselves on the endangered species list—but not the "Protected" endangered species list. It will, rather, be "open season" all season long (no license needed, no limit). Those who are not true Christians will simply continue to blend in and be friends with the world as they have their whole lives (and thus demonstrate that they are, in reality, "the enemies of God" and not Christians and rather than hearing the Deliverer declare, "Welcome thou into the joy of their Lord", they shall hear, "depart from Me, I never knew you").
God save us. Maranatha!
Lord sent a pestilence on the wicked and send Your Holy Spirit of conviction and repentance upon Your people and may 1,000 fall at their side and 10,000 at their right hand, but let it not come nigh unto them, because Thou hast put in their hearts and minds to trust you, recognize Your Lordship and truly repent, submit to, and obey You.
This is a meritorious timely article: https://newswithviews.com/black-friends-please-wake-up/
My lengthy introduction and comments (mind purgative), concerning this other person's article, appear below.
In John 6 Christ purposely spoke hard things so that some would STOP following Him.
"60Many therefore of His disciples, when they had heard this, said, 'This is an hard saying; who can hear it?'
61When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples [not the 12, but the greater crowd of followers, would-be disciples] murmured at it, He said unto them, 'Doth this offend you?
62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before?
63It is the [Holy] Spirit that quickeneth [initiates new life]; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.
64But there are some of you that believe not'. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray Him.
65And He said, 'Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of My Father'.
66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.
[Early "Arminianists" who won't be told that they have no "free will" or innate "basic goodness".]
67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, 'Will ye also go away?'
68Then Simon Peter answered him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of Eternal Life.'
69And we believe and are sure that Thou art that Christ, the Son of the Living God'.
70Jesus answered them, 'Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?'
71He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray Him, being one of the twelve."
That is one purpose of the truth—to offend; to weed out the chaff and the tares.... to eliminate toxins from the body. That also was the reason that Judas was chosen: chosen not unto life, but unto destruction: For "it must needs be that offenses come into the world" (why...? —because that is what God ordained and His Will is unavoidable and inevitable reality)... "but woe unto him by whom the offenses come; for such, it would be better that they had never been born". "It is a fearful thing to fall into the Hands of the Living God." "All the world keep silence before Him!" "If you are not with Me, you are against Me." The majority of "Christians" are not with Him, because they preach another gospel and work toward the world's agenda, not Christ's. And those whose wills are not broken on top of the Rock of Offense, shall have it fall upon them and be ground into powder. Cotton-candy pseudo-Christianity has Christ coming back, skipping and smiling and festooning flower petals from an ivory basket while singing "All you need is love". That is "another gospel" and those who believe it will one day attempt to hide themselves under rocks and debris from the Wrath of the Lamb. That will be a "Wake-up Call" to reality, a true "rude awakening" to the majority of "Christians"; but the time for repentance will have passed, and the time for Judgment begun.
How sane is it to invite into our nation, exclusively (or even at all), uneducated, uneducatable, unskilled, diseased, violent, hateful, uncivilized aliens who are not our people, who cannot and should not be attempted to be assimilated because God commanded us to be separate, and not only to not intermarry, but not fellowship or live among them? They will only continue to commit crime, terrorism, and destabilization, and they will only be a perpetual drain on our finances and national resources at public expense, and they will mulitiply 10x faster than we the rightful population. This violates the Law of God, the law of reason—and the U.S. Constitution, which was made only for a moral, Christian people and only for our people; our form of government, John Adams said, is wholely unsuitable for any other people. For corrupt politicians to force integration, multiculturalism, "interfaith", and gender perversion upon us is HIGH TREASON. It is the wholesale giving away of our nation to aliens—and if that is not stupid and immoral enough—to aliens who have shown over the past 2,000 years that they are incapable of developing civilization and that any civilization that they enter or that is given to them they destroy.
This is evident on a micro level as well as a macro level. What nations need continual hand outs, welfare, programs, aid? What people in the midst of civilized nations (the nations of Christendom) are perpetually on welfare and destroy anything given to them (and steal and kill?)...? What do "projects" and "government housing" look like after only a few years? What do our inner cities look like?—that were once safe, clean, and prosperous! Our Forefathers founded this nation for themselves and their posterity—for our people. God commands separation. Christ commanded, "give not that which is holy to the dogs and cast not pearls before swine, let they turn and trample and rend you!" SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE... that's what happens every single time. It happens when we violate God's Law and go to them to try to "evangelize" them in violation of Christ's Command. It happens when we let them come to us in violation of God's Command. God commanded separation. Christ commanded the same thing. Christ did not abolish the Law of God. Those who parrot the nonsense that Christ did away with the Law don't know God and preach and follow a false Christ.* It is an abomination to give that which is holy to savages, to animals. Christ was not giving a lesson in animal husbandry. Those who violate what He commanded PARTICIPATE in the genocide of God's children and the rape and pollution of Christ's bride...!!! yet in their utter spiritual blindness, they think that such abominations are the "highest expression of love". "If any man preach another gospel let him be accursed!" Read Hebrews 8:8ff. and Jeremiah 31:31ff. The New Covenant is to be made SOLELY with the same people as the Old Covenant (which are not the imposters in the land of Israel today). Christ said if you are not with Me you are against Me; and if you gather not with Me (gathering the wheat, not the tares; gathering the sheep, not the dogs and pigs) you scatter (My people) abroad. What is someone who works against you and works to undo your work called? —an enemy. Christ said that when He returns He will command the holy angels, "bring those Mine enemies that would not that I reign over them and slay them before Me". Those who depart from the unchanging doctrine that God established—that Christ confirmed, are the enemies of God. He who would be a friend of the world, following the world's one-world, one-race, one-religion, one-gender agenda is the enemy of God. Let that sink in.
[* “Be holy as I am Holy.” First and foremost that is a command! This is profound evidence (as if any is needed) that God did not abolish His Law. Keeping God’s Law was never for salvation: It is the Moral Code by which He commanded His people to live. Man is born in sin, with a sin nature; he is guilty from the womb. No amount of not sinning (keeping the Law) can “un-sin” sin-guiltiness or the sin nature. That is what the rituals of sacrifice, the offering of clean, innocent animal victims for a temporary blood atonement were for. That is the only part of the Law of God that Christ’s Sacrifice replaced. It is the only part that needed to be replaced. Hebrews 8:8 informs us that the problem was not with God’s Law (which is perfect), but with man—His sinful people. Christ Himself told us that as long as heaven and earth existed not a single jot or tittle (not the smallest letter, not the slightest flourish at the top of a letter—that is, the little hook at the top of certain seriff-script letters as appears in the letters, “b, d, h, k, p, etc.) would pass away from the Law. Christ said if you love Me keep My Commandments. The natural inference is, If you do not keep My Commandments you do not love Me. Christ said, if ye keep My Commandments ye shall abide in My Love even as I have kept My Father’s Commandments and abide in His Love. Again, the inference is clear of the obverse. Christ did not have His own set of laws. He came to do the Will of the Father. Christ said that the words He spoke and commanded were not His own but those of the Father Who sent Him. God declared upon giving His Law to His people, "This is the Way, walk ye in it; turn not to the left hand or the right". Paul tells us that those who are truly in Christ are His workmanship created "unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10). Good works, obedience, bearing fruit are synonyms for following the Law—the Moral Code—God's "House Rules" that He commanded that His children follow. If Christ and the Holy Spirit are in you, you will bear their fruit, "Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh" (the violation of all that God forbade); but if you do not bear Christ's fruit He is not in you, you are reprobate (II Corinthians 13:5); and if you violate God's Law and He does not chasten you, you are not His children, but bastards (Hebrews 12:8). God only spanks His own children. John said that we know that we know God if we keep His Commandments and if a person says that he knows God and does not keep His Commandments, that person is a liar (that is—he does not even know God) and the Truth (Christ, the Holy Spirit) is not in him (I John 2:4). Paul said that the Law is holy, just, and good. David said the Law of the Lord is perfect. Paul asked, "Do we then make void the Law of God through faith?" and then answered his own question with a resounding, "God forbid! yea, we establish the Law!" (Romans 3:31) Faith without works is dead. Works do not add to faith. Faith produces the works God ordained. If the faith does not produce the works that God produced it is defective faith—and God will not give defective faith and faith does not originate in man, so in reality such is not faith, but pseudo-spiritual humanistic delusion!
If a "Christian" believes that God abolished His Law (even though Christ said that He did not—and thus, they follow a false shepherd and a false christ), then he ignorantly imagines that he is not in sin, when, in fact, he is; and so how can he ever repent? All sin breaks fellowship with God, not just "wilfull" sin. Ignorant sin is sin nonetheless. Ignorance itself, after some point in time, is sin in and of itself because God has commanded us to study His Word, to know His Will.
“47And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he [that servant] that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” (Luke 12)
—it is the unshirkable duty of servants to know their master's will! It is the unshirkable duty of children to know their father's will. Ignorance is not an excuse but an accomplice! If "Christians" actually read God's Word daily and meditated upon as it as commanded, the Truth would eventually sink in that their preachers and Bible teachers are either blind guides or have been lying to them and that God did not abolish His Law.*
[* If "Christians" actually understood God's Very Nature they would realize that He could not have abolished His Law. But as John said, they don't even know God, though they think they do. The that they don't know God is because they reject the Revealed self-declaration of God concerning His Nature and they instead invent their humanistic preferred image of God in their own minds—and that is a idolatry and worshipping a false god (we shall discuss this more later, in terms of "percentages" of reality.]
Instead of obeying all that God commanded, Christians are engaged in a plethora of abominations that God forever forbade—and THAT is why Christendom is being DESTROYED and why God does not hear our prayers.
“The curse causless shall not come...” (Proverbs 26:2)
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His Face from you, that He will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” (Psalm 66:18)
“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9)
The carnal mind is irrational. It thinks that the wisdom of God is foolishness. It thinks that what it imagines to be “reasonable” and “fair” must be reality, and that God is wrong. The carnal mind that characterizes the average "Christian" eagerly jumps at any pretense to throw off what God has commanded in favor of a vague, nebulous substitute of man’s own choosing. How odd that those who claim to love God so easily listen to any other voice saying the opposite of what God commanded. Why is that? —because they don't know God's Voice. Why is that? —because they don't know God.
[..."yet", but hopefully they will not be as the natural man who beholds his face in a glass and then goes away and forgets what he saw—hopefully the will be convicted and concerned and actually begin to seek the real God. If not, that is simply more evidence that they are not His, and that His Holy Spirit has not quickened them to life; and that God's Holy Spirit has not drawn them to Christ. They therefore, are like Christ's parable of the curious "party crashers" who were not invited to the wedding feast. When the King met them and they were not wearing a wedding garment (being clothed in the Righteousness of Christ) the King asked them "why not?" and they were clueless! Why were they clueless? —clearly because they had not been invited, did not have an invitation that explained the requirements. They clearly, therefore, had simply seen people going someplace talking about a free party and followed along. Look up that parable yourself to see what their fate was.]
And for that reason the majority of “Christians” have eagerly danced to the Antichrist’s tune that God abolished His Law and that “all you need is love” (which I think is pretty close to a godless Beetles’s song, not Christian doctrine). Love God and Love your neighbour as yourself. Ethereal “love” does not replace the Law—it is what obeying God demonstrates. When you love your kinsman-neighbor as yourself, you will not rape his daughter, commit adultery with his wife, rob him, murder his son, etc.—or let anyone else do it (including allowing an illegal, unconstitutional, unbiblical immigration policy and Law Enforcement and Judiciary policy of "looking the other way" when aliens commit crimes, which politicies were instituted by treasonous antichrist politicians).
Love is the motivational force of keeping the Law. Love is the first-mentioned element of the "Fruit of the Spirit", which Fruit-package does not originate in man and which love is not the world's perverted notion of love. Love is self-sacrifice and / or obedience. God so love (the elect of His own in) the world that He gave His only begotten Son. If ye love Me keep My Commandments. Love is not a "feeling" it is the internal nature that embraces and fulfills moral obligation. It may be accompanied by "warm fuzzy emotions", but it is not "warm fuzzy emotions". Love is a partner to Faith (which also does not originate in man, but is contained in the Fruit of the Spirit). Faith is based upon the facts—the doctrine—of the Word of God. True faith produces, is demonstrated by works; even as true love is demonstrated by and produces obedience. Anything less is sterile and counterfeit, "false fruit". Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith (not delusion, faith that produces what God ordained for it to produce, faith based upon the unchanging Doctrine in the Word of God, not based upon man's humanistic substitute for what God declared)... otherwise, ye are reprobates.
When you love God you will not worship other gods, graven imagines, disrespect His Name, violate the Sabbath, or sin in your mind, your person, or wrong any of your kinsman-neighbors. Likewise, faith does not replace works, because faith without works is dead. It is not faith + works. It is that true faith will naturally produce the works that God commanded by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Likewise love does not replace obedience to the Law, true love will naturally result in obedience, which is demonstrated by proper living as God commanded, without offense to God or man.
An animal does not "become" a dog by barking and chasing cats. A dog barks and chases cats because it is a dog and because that is in its nature to "naturally" do. So it is with the new nature of a child of God who has true Faith—it is within that dynamo of Faith to naturally produce good works (obedience to the Law of God) that God commanded. Every tree is known by its fruit. A tree does not become an apple tree by bearing apples; an apple tree bears apples because that is what its Creator designed it to do. A child does not "become" his father's child by obedience. A child demonstrates that he is an honorable child through obedience. That is the relationship of true faith, good works, true love, and keeping the Law. It is an issue of bearing the fruit that a truly converted nature will naturally bear—unless the tree is diseased and sickly and dying; unless it greedily uses all the blessings in the soil to produce luxurous leaves and bark, rather than fruit.
Keeping the Law does not save. It never did. Doing good works doesn't save. It never did. God saves us unto good works / obedience to His unchanging, perfect Law. Morality never changes. The entire Law of God is moral. What part of "Thou shalt" and "Thou shalt not" don't you understand? That is how established morality: what God decreed. Most people confuse immorality with only sexual offenses; but though that is one of the most blatant and most common, it does not change the reality that any and all violation of God's Law is immoral.
Understand: God’s most-important attribute is His Immutability. What good would His Holiness, Goodness, Love, Perfection, etc. be if they were subject to change? God declared, “I am Yahweh and I change not, therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed”. God declared, “Be holy as I am Holy”. If that Standard of Holiness for us has "changed" (Christ said that it didn't), it is impossible for us to be holy as God is Holy. For more detailed information on these topics, see my: Does God Repent? — Can God Change His Mind? and What’s Keeping God From Delivering America, Britain, and Europe From Destruction? and Ten Commandments for Youth.]
Someone emailed me asked about the Scripture verse that speaks about preaching "to every creature".
The Hebrew and Greek words for "all" do not mean "every last one" but "all of the group being spoken of". This is clearly evident in many passages (though it not as clear in all, the truth remains the same):
Caesar did not tax the whole world, but the whole ROMAN world; the "world" in his jurisdiction, under his rule.
Cyrus did not conquer all the nations of the world, but he conquered all the nations of the world against whom he went in battle.
["Guess how many pennies I have in my pocket and I will give you every last penny"—not every last penny in the world, but all those in my pocket. Try to keep up with the story that I am telling, not the daydream in your mind.]
The use of the words "all" or "every" or even "whosoever" to mean "all of a limited group" may sound odd, but we use the same words in the same way. Have you never heard someone, depressed, (even if you yourself have never thought or said it),
"No one loves me" ... "everyone hates me"... "nobody cares"... "all I do is suffer"... etc.
While this is often an exaggeration, it is often sometimes not exaggeration, but perspective. The intention is not "every last person on earth" (for hardly a measurable fraction of people on earth even know that you exist, so how could they hate or not love you or care or not care about you?); the intention is, "every person in my life whom I love, whom I care about, whom I consider a friend, every significant person in my life, my family, my job, my neighborhood, etc. hates me, has abandoned me, or does not care about me, etc". It does not refer to every last soul on earth, but those in the mind who constitute the specific, limited "all".
Similarly, if a man and a wife are out shopping at a large department store for some important event, a dinner-party they will be hosting, supplies needed for camping or a road trip, etc., they, if pressed for time, may divide up the list, each taking half, and scamper around gathering the items. Once each of them checked off everything on their respective lists and filled their respective carts, before (during, or after) going through checkout, one of them might excitedly ask the other, "Now, we got everything—right?" Of course, this does not mean everything in the store or everything in the world. Those who cannot keep up with a simple plot and dialogue really ought not to eavesdrop into other people's lives (and project their ignorance into reality).
That's how the word is used in Scripture also. It is not an exaggeration, it is the specific, limited "all" in the mind of the speaker, or based upon a specific audience or based upon other known facts that the author of Scripture assumes the readers will know—and if they don't know, it behooves the readers not to jump to wild illogical, illegitimate speculative conclusions, but study to show themselves approved!
I Colossians, Paul writes,
"And [God], having made peace [satisfied God's Holiness and demand of Judgment] through the Blood of His Cross, by Him [Christ] to reconcile all things unto Himself [God]; by Him [Christ], I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in Heaven." (1:20)
Note clearly: This "all things" is not referring to every last human and it is not referring to the angels. That notion violates other clear declarations of Scripture; and such false interpretations are what perverted minds use as impotent support for false doctrines such as "Ultimate Reconciliation" in which they believe no one will suffer forever in Hell and that every last human and angel and Satan himself will be reconciled back to God into one big happy family. Such is blasphemous heresy and indicates that those who believe such don't understand the Bible and don't know God.
Similarly, in the same chapter of Colossians, Paul continues,
"If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister." (1:23)
—not in every single location under Heaven; but in every single place that God had ordained for it to be preached at that time.
Here is significant evidence that every creature does not mean "every last individual creature", nor even "every last individual person". Paul was here writing possibly around A.D. 56. Not even in Paul's wildest dreams of missionary adventures had he circumvented the entire globe, covering every possible geographic grid on earth, and preached either personally or through those whom he trained and sent out, to the extent that every single person in every single country and island on earth had heard the Gospel at this early date. Scotsman Robert Young, in his Literal Translation (1862), offers a much-better rendering,
"if also ye remain in the faith, being founded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, which was preached in all the creation that is under the heaven, of which I became—I Paul—a ministrant."
If at a family reunion at a public park, under a pavillion, I say to all those family members listening to my little family speech, "If anyone here needs help with the price of the gas it took you to get here today, see me afterward and I will give you some money"—that does not refer to everyone in the entire park, nor even any nonfamily member who may be eavesdropping, out of curiosity. It refers only to my family members there at that time, who actually needed help financially.
So also is the Bible written. It is a family record (we are told this in Genesis 5 and reminded throughout the whole of the Old and New Testaments). Read the "whosoever will" in context. It is God's true Israel people (not the antichrist imposters in the land or the world today who claim to be God's people) that is being discussed and / or spoken to.
Read Acts 2:21. Peter declares,
"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved."
"Well", those in ignorance will say, "that settles it, doesn't it. Whosoever is whosoever".
Well, to a blind man, that may settle it, but if you have eyeballs that work, read the next verse:
"Ye men of Israel, hear these words..."
So, tell me now, who is the "whosoever"...?
Whenever Christ uses the word whosoever, He is speaking only to His people—and only those, as He often says, who have ears to hear (and the only ones of His people who have ears to ear are those whose ears the Holy Spirit has opened to enable them to hear). He came only for His people. The land of Israel was filled with a mixed multitude and for that reason Christ spoke only in parables to the general public: because the truth was meant only for the elect of His sheep. The Holy Spirit would draw those ordained unto salvation to be intrigued and inquire deeper. Those not called would hear an amusing story. They didn't have t.v. and movies and ball games and concerts with which to waste their lives, so when some new popular prophet came on the scene, many stopped by for a little entertainment, and stayed until they grew bored or were offended at what they heard.
In Genesis 6 we read,
"12And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth."
The Hebrew word kol (long o, as in coal) is the same as the Greek word pahss and it does not necessarily mean universally every last one. It is a limited all in the context of what is being spoken. It more often, most often, means, "all manner of" or "all of the group being discussed". What is the proof of this in this passage itself...? Noah had not corrupted himself. Is not Noah a "someone"...? Noah's wife had not corrupted herself. Noah's 3 sons and their 3 wives had not corrupted themselves. That's 8 people. Were they not flesh? If "all" means "every last one" then these 8 were corrupted also. What about Noah's father Lamech? What about Lamech's father Methuselah? Methuselah died about a month before the Flood and Lamech died 5 years before the Flood. Had they corrupted themselves? Lamech lived to be 777. That's pretty special number in Scripture. Clearly Lamech and Methuselah had not corrupted themselves genetically, or Noah himself would have been corrupted, not being pure in his generations. More profound is this realization that all is not every last one, when one realizes that God gave Noah 120 years to prepare the ark. Thus, that was 120 years before Methuselah died and 115 years before Lamech died. Clearly these two Patriarchs had not corrupted themselves. All is not "every last one". All is "all of the group in mind" within in the context of the overall picture that is being presented. When in the middle of a football game the coach yells "Everyone come over here", everyone in the stands does not pour onto the field, the other team doesn't rush over, the cameramen and reporters don't flock like vultures; people watching t.v. don't try to jump into their t.v. sets. That coaches players come over. All is the specific all; not the worldwide all. People need to try to use all of their brains, not just a neuron or two. Don't be lazy. Your brain won't wear out. On the contrary, like a muscle, when exercised, it will grow; maybe not in girth, but in density.
So it is with the whole Bible. People are easily confused because they are anti-intellectual (don't bother me with the facts or logic) and because they refuse to believe what God decreed—because God has not truly called them to believe, so they believe the fairy tale they concoct in their own mind (or the "other gospel" fabricated by false prophets and either evil or blind shepherds: the blind leading the blind). The average "Christian" is only willing to "believe" as long as what he heara is what he wanta to hear; what tickles his ears and fluffs his aura: "Cotton-candy theology" (but it rots the soul). The average anti-intellectual "Christian" thinks that he can overrule God; he thinks his emotions and "personal experience" overrule the God of the universe. Such are not truly converted; only trapped within their own pseudo-spiritual delusion. This is why the majority of the so-called "Christian world" has departed from true theology and embraced humanism called Arminianism. The majority of those who believe it have probably never even heard what it is called and don't actually know the formal tennents of what they claim to believe because they don't even know what they believe—what they believe is a feel-good humanism; not Bible doctrine. They cut the words of the Bible that they like "happy", "blessed", "love", "joy", "freedom", etc. out of the Bible and paste it into a "happy collage" along with "pretty pictures" and anything else that makes them "feel good" and fix it to the wall of their minds and that is their religion: but it is a false religion; even though it incorporates a smattering of Biblical words. Arminianism (opposed to true Reformed, true Protestant Christian Doctrine) teaches the "basic goodness of man" and the "free will" of man—that man "charts his own course"; and that God has been issued a "hands off policy" and "man himself chooses salvation" and "maintains his own salvation"; and that Jesus died for everyone; and that God has no say in who His children are and Christ has no say in who His bride is. Such are all abominable heresies.
Read Hebrews 8:8ff. Who is the New Covenant made with? It hasn't changed any from Jeremiah 31:31ff.
[ff. is the standard abbreviation for "and following verses".]
Truth is based upon truth not opinion or fantasy. Each verse of Scripture does not constitute its own little Bible. Each verse builds upon previous related truth and each verse is in harmony with the whole and does not contradict what was previously established. Those who cannot follow the flow of thought need to go back and start on their own level: "See Moses. See Moses run." ... then progress to more-complicated thought and sentence structure. Purge your mind of the mainstream politically correct "revised" apostate interpretation of the Scriptures and read what GOD says.
Understand God. God cannot change. He cannot change His Mind: Though His Plan has different stages, it is all the same plan; but the plan does not change. God cannot lie or contradict Himself or make a mistake or fail. Understand: If there seems to be a contradiction, it is a misreading and you are confused. Some math problems take a little extra brain power to solve, but because they do not appear as simple as 1 + 1 = 2 does NOT mean that the problem itself is in error. Study to show thyself approved. God hid the truth from those unworthy of it. Those who have His Spirit within them will be treasure hunters, not tourists on a picnic (nor vandals and thieves on a joy ride).
No Scripture is an island unto itself. From the start the Old Testament prophecies declared the coming Redeemer of God's people. The angel who announced Mary's conception and coming birth of that Redeemer told her, "Thou shalt call His Name Jesus,* for He shall save His people from their sins". Christ specifically said "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel" and "as the Father hath sent Me, so send I you."
[* —more properly, Yehoshua. Jesus is the Anglicization of Iesus, which is the Latinization of Iesous, which is the Hellinization of the Hebrew Yehoshua. Yehoshua means, "Yahweh-saved" or "saved of Yahweh". Yahweh is the Covenant Name by which His people were to know and call upon Him. If your name is Steve, would you want people calling you "Stew" all the time?]
The first Great Commission was to Israel only locally (under Christ's physical supervision with their "training wheels" on). This is perfectly clear:
"5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, 'Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel'." (Matthew 10).
The second Great Commission was to Israel only worldwide—throughout the entire world whither God had scattered His people.
Christ said, "as My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you." (John 20:21)
How was Christ sent...? "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 15:24)
[Understand, the Biblical Israelites are not those who now populate the land of Israel and spuriously call themselves "Israelis", "Jews" (a corruption of Judah), "Hebrews", etc.--ANY MORE than those savages who have taken over our inner cities in Miami, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Helsinki, Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Brussels, Marseilles, London, Berlin, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, etc. are Americans, British, Germans, Swedes, Danes, Norwegians, etc. What has happened before our eyes in a few short years at warp speed (which has been happening slowly, to desensitize us for the past 70 years) happened in the land of Israel after true Israel was deported by Babylon and Assyria; which conquering kings also then imported corrupt aliens peoples to occupy the land of Israel and keep it productive and keep the tribute money flowing. When the tiny remnant of the House of Judah returned from captivity 70 years later, "Goldilocks" found someone else sleeping in her bed! The true Judeans had to fight and wriggle their way back into their own homes, like people trying to get onto a New York subway train. Those alien peoples were never evicted, and the true Judeans had to try to reclaim little bits of their own territory; but the majority were never evicted and their entire towns were never reclaimed. The nothern 1/3 (Galilee) and the southern 1/3 (Judea) were reclaimed and re-polulated maybe half-way, over the next several centuries; but the central 1/3 (Samaria) remained largely in the hands of aliens; and though some Israelites were raised in Samaria and known as Samaritans, the bulk of Samaritans were not God's people and the stigma of "Samaritan" was not a good one. By Christ's day, Israel was still comprised of a mixed-multitude (and if you take a look at any of the major cities in Christendom—now spreading to the suburbs and country), the situation never gets better on its own. Cancer and other diseases spread if ignored. Because the land was a mixed multitude Christ spoke only in parables in open public. The truth was meant to be understood only by His sheep.
The majority of our people are drunk on the wine of Babylon (which means, "confusion by mixing") and they are are committing NATIONAL SUICIDE and giving our heritage, our faith, our inheritance—that which is holy to the dogs and the swine—and we are seeing the unavoidable and certain results of destruction and death.
God commanded separation, "Come out from among them and be ye separate and touch not the unclean thing people (not "thing"—it is PEOPLE that is being discussed) and I shall be a Father unto you and you indeed will be My sons and daughters". God periodically commanded His people to put away all alien blood that had crept into families in the nation—divorce such wives and send them and all children by them away forever. God does not change. Morality does not change. Those who that think it does do not know God. Those who violate what God commanded breed all of their descendents out of the Family of God. Christ said that His sheep know His Voice and follow (obey) Him and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. The majority of "Christians" are not Christ's sheep because they are following a false shepherd that claims to be Jesus—and they don't even know the difference; and they don't know the difference between a sheep and a dog or a pig, so it is no surprise that they don't know the difference between Christ and antichrist.
Christ said MANY on that day who will have thought themselves "good Christians" who will even declare, "but have we not done all these wonderful thing in Thy Name?" will hear Christ declare, "Depart from Me ye that work iniquity [lawlessness; violation of what God commanded] I never knew you". Christ said if you are not with Him you are against Him. If you don't gather what He is gathering and commanded to be gathered [sheep, wheat] then you scatter abroad [work against Him and seek to undo His Work]. What is such a person called? —an enemy. Those who don't know Christ's Plan are not of Christ. Those who reject Christ's Plan are antichrist. Christ will declare one day, "bring all those Mine enemies that would not that I reign over them and slay them before Me." If Christ is your LORD you SUBMIT to what HE commanded, rather than trying to be a friend of the world which makes you the enemy of God! God's agenda is not the world's agenda.
If you want to see what God HATES, but you are too lazy to read the Bible, all you have to do is look and see what the world loves, celebrates, promotes, and even protects by special legislation. If you want to see what God LOVES but you are too lazy to read the Bible (and your mind is still in darkness and you could not understand it even if you did read it), all you have to do is look and see what the world hates. What does the world hate more than anything else? —white Christians who have the audacity to preserve their faith, bloodlines, and heritage. What does the world love? —everything that God called an abomination: race-mixing, homo-perversion, pedophilia, corruption, defilement, immorality, free sex without boundaries, eating of unclean animals, drunkenness, interfaith, multiculturalism, etc., etc., etc.
Christ is going to do a lot of slaying when He returns. Mainstream Christians think Jesus is coming back with a smile on His Face. The first time He came as a lamb to save the elect of His people—the second time He is coming as a LION (and those who hate Him and who did the opposite of what God commanded will experience the Wrath of the Lamb) to avenge the abuse of His bride! Are you helping rape the bride of Christ, or are you the bride of Christ who has kept herself pure from the world? Christ will not accept an alien bride thrust upon Him. God will not accept the spurious bastard children of someone else thrust into His nursery as His child and heir. Those who think so don't know God and don't even understand the concept of Holiness. The true God is a stranger to them; the true is foreign to them. Their minds have been polluted by the world and they are not of God.]
Again, God does not change and God will not change His Plan and God said that He would do nothing concerning His people without first telling it through His servants the prophets (Amos 3:7).
God said that He would scatter Israel and regather Israel whom He scattered. Scattered Israel, Israel in dispersion is the so-called "Gentiles" (the Hebrew goyim and Greek Ethney mean "people", "nations") to whom the Gospel was taken and the so-called "Gentiles" who came to confess Christ—Israel scattered among the nations; for whom God said He would send out fishers and hunters. God said that He would make a full end (not "bring into the family) all nations whither God had scattered Israel but He would not make a full end of Israel, but chasten her in love and woo back to Himself!
"Hear the Word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him..." (Jeremiah 31:10)
"3...the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. 4If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will He fetch thee." (Deuteronomy 30)
"Therefore say, 'Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered'." (Ezekiel 11:17)
"34And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a Mighty Hand, and with a stretched out Arm, and with Fury poured out.... 41I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen." (Ezekiel 20)
"Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the House of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to My servant Jacob." (Ezekiel 28:25)
The wicked High Priest who suborned perjury and paid false witnesses to lie in court in the attempt to falsely convict Christ to have an excuse to have Him put to death, that corrupt evil priest, God commandeered his mouth, and unknowingly he prophecied the Divine Will when he said—
"50 'Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation people perish not.' 51And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation people; 52And not for that nation people [Israel in the land of Israel] only, but that also He should gather together in one the children of God [Israel in dispersion] that were scattered abroad." (John 11)
God said that He would make a full end of all the nations whither He had scattered Israel but not make a full end of Israel—
"Fear thou not, O Jacob My servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished." (Jeremiah 46:28)
Read the parable of the wheat and the tares; after that, in the same chapter, read the parable of the good and bad (putrid) fishes.
Preach the Gospel to "every creature" does not mean every soul on earth—neither does it mean grasshoppers, lizards and toads, owls and ants, wildebeest and musk ox. Only someone devoid of God's Holy Spirit could possibly imagine that "preach the Gospel to every creature" was intended to mean disobeying what Christ had commanded about not going to anyone but Israel, as He Himself had been sent, and not giving that which is holy to dogs.
"Every creature" means all of those specific people—lost Israel—whom Christ had already told them to go and search out. Christ said to Peter and Andrew, who were fishermen, "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men". God told us clearly who these "fish" were—
"15But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. 16Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. 17For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes." (Jeremiah 16)
Christ also told us in the parable of the good and bad fishes, that not all that were caught in the net (even as not all who crashed the wedding party) were kept, but the bad (putrid) were to share the same fate as the wedding party crashers (Matthew 22:13)—"but cast the bad away" and
"49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 13).
Christ also made it clear that there were people to whom they were not to go—the dogs and swine.
Go only to the lost sheep.
In order to undertand to whom the Gospel is preached, one must understand what the Gospel is.
[* This is the only Gospel (Good News for God’s people): God chose one people and one people alone and preserved a pure line from those people. All creation fell when Adam sinned but God promised to redeem His people, the pure descendents of Adam-Israel. God’s people sinned and God cast them off, for a time, in
Judgment, but promised to regather them and redeem them. Christ came for the elect of His people whom God determined in Christ before the Foundation of the world. At some point in his life, each person of the elect of this people God's Holy Spirit blows upon him, regenerating him unto life, at which moment he recognizes his sinfulness, his need to be saved and converted; he then humbles himself, confesses his sin, and asks for forgiveness through the application of Christ’s Blood shed on his behalf, and accepts his reinstatement in a position of honor in the Covenant; and the Holy Spirit then guides and leads that person into the truth and empowers that person to obey all that God commanded and gives him the desire to obey; and as an honorable son he then walks in the Spirit which results in obedience to all that God commanded; and as he daily meditates upon the Word of God and seeks God, each day he becomes more like Christ as the result of Divine Grace. God then will have Christ return and judge the wicked who have so abused His people for the past 6,000 years and they shall share in the same fate with Satan and his angels; while we shall ever be with the Lord. THAT is the Gospel. Anything less or anything that “breaks down the barriers” or “abolishes the Law” that God established or makes God "passive" and teaches that man is the one who determines his own destiny—any and all such unbiblical notions are antichrist, humanistic counterfeit and “another gospel”. The Gospel is not changed, history is not changed, reality is not changed, God's Plan is not changed because alien people demand to be not only allowed in, but given equal rights—in fact, to be given special rights greater than the rightful heirs. All that is a perversion of the gospel and those who believe it follow the voice of a stranger and antichrist.
"...the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matthew 11:12)
"Verily, 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." (John 10:1)
[What is there in a sheepfold to steal other than grass...? —the only thing they come to steal is sheep! God's sheep! Understand, if a thief does not want to be noticed right away, like a jewel or painting thief—he replaces the original that he stole with a counterfeit! Ruminate on that, like all God's sheep should. Do you remember also, Christ's warnings about "wolves in sheep's clothing"...? Do you think Christ was delusionally paranoid and gave us such warnings simply because He was unstable? Do you think that Christ gave us specific commands, reinforcing the Law of God, because He was a narrow-minded bigot Who was "backward" and not "progressive" and had failed to "evolve" and keep up with the "spirit of the times"...? That's what the world thinks if you hold to sound doctrine. But if you don't hold to sound doctrine, if you compromise, water down, and pollute, why, then you fit in with the world just fine... and will eventually be bred out of existence because you are not of God. If you are of God wake up and get out of the pig stye...!]
Christ is the Door to the sheep and He admits only His sheep.
"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel".
"Call His Name Jesus [Yehoshua], for He shall save His people from their sins".
Christendom has been turned into Babylon ("confusion by mixing") by absorbing all those who are not God's people, which is what this prophecy refers to (in conjunction with the above verse in Matthew 11):
"2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her," (Revelation 18)
Fornication / whoredom crosses all racial boundaries; whores and whoremongers are among the first to do it.
As we shall see shortly, Christ despises this polluted, immoral confusion—this end-time Babylon and Christ will soon strike the feet and grind them to powder; and when the feet are crushed, what will happen...? stay tuned and read on...]
Each verse in the Bible must be understood within the whole because God does not contradict Himself. Maybe that is one reason why in the original writing of the Bible God had no chapter or verse divisions. That may seem unthinkable to us; but while those modern-inventions superimposed on the Scriptures of chapter and verse divisions make it every easy for us to find a particular passage, the flip side is that it causes the less-astute reader to draw artificial boundaries and not think of the book as a unified whole...!
Apply the very same rules of logic and interpretation (noncontradiction) also apply to any similar verse. Use Scripture to interpret Scripture: Scripture cannot contradict itself; the initial declaration sets the Standard by which all that follows it is to be interpreted. God is not double-minded. He cannot lie, fail, make a mistake, forget, or violate His Word. God is not the one who is confused.
The Apostle Paul wrote:
"19But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21For all seek their own, not the things which are Christ Jesus’s. 22But ye know the proof of him [Timothy], that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the Gospel. 23Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 25Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants." (Philippians 2)
Here, Paul says "all" seek their own. I have "no" man likeminded. In other epistles he expresses similar sentiments that all had forsaken him.
Clearly, this does not mean every last person on earth. Clearly, this does not even mean every last person who was a co-laborer with him. We know that Timothy had not abandoned him—for Paul mentions Timothy and his co-laboration par excellence. Paul then mentions Epaphroditus (called "Epaphras" in other epistles) and his exceptional self-sacrificing faithfulness. So the "all" does not mean "every last person in the world" and neither did it mean all that ever were in coöperation with Paul (certainly Luke had not abandoned Him and did not only seek his own; and certainly Silas and Barnabas did not only seek their own, though maybe at that moment they were not working with Paul in the exact same location on the exact same assignment). What Paul's meaning of the word "all" is—all who were working with me, who are not now working with me, who have forsaken me because they only care about themselves and not the Work of God in seeking out the lost sheep whither God had scattered them throughout the world.
Similarly, in I Timothy 4 we read:
"3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5For it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer."
As I show in my, So, You Call Yourself A Christian... (which deals with Peter's Vision and most other New Testament passages that those who are unlearned and unstable wrest / wrangle to claim that God abolished the dietary laws) that this passage in I Timothy is not talking about unclean animals / meats. It is referring to clean animals / meat that had been sacrificed in the market place to false gods and then sold (since the false gods do not exist, they had no use for the animal's carcase) for people to take home and cook, or cooked and sold right there in the local bistro for those who wanted lunch. Paul teaches elsewhere that since false gods do not exist (though it would be a sin to worship anything but God, since nothing else is God, especially not graven images, or the imaginations of man concerning creatures and creation and planets and stars, the sun, the moon, or demons who deceive men into worshipping them through those other objects), then it is no sin to buy meat that someone else in ignorance or wickedness had sacrificed to a false god / idol, then sold in the marketplace. However, some people have weak consciences, as Paul points out in other passages, and if doing so would cause a weaker brother to stumble, then don't do it for his conscience sake, if there is an alternative; but if you do so it is not sin. While we ought to be considerate and thoughtful within reason God does not expect us to walk gingerly, cautiously, neurotically through life as if walking on eggshells because of the irrational neuroses of those who are immature and never grow up.
What Paul is saying in I Timothy 4 is
"God hath created [those animals that He declared clean] to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4For every creature of God [which God declared to be clean] is good, and nothing [that God declared to be clean needs] to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5For [even if it had been sacrificed to a false god] it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer [by the believer who asks God to santify the clean—though idolatrously dedicated—meat for his use]."
Scripture is built upon Scripture, as all logic is built upon valid and true propositions. However, in normal speech, even as in the books of the Bible, it would be very tedious, verbose, and time-consuming (for both the author and the reader) to state in full the intention of every thought and implication. God expects us to "keep up" and "put on our little spiritual thinking caps". One must do this reading secular history or any novel. Even if an earlier character appears much later under a different name, since he bears all the same characteristics as the former person the astute reader realizes that those two differently named persons are one and the same (such as is done in some of Alexander Duma's novels). Christians, for some reason, have lost this ability of critical thinking and common sense only when it comes to reading the Bible. This is evidence that it is a profound spiritual problem, not an inherent intellectual problem.
God does not lie. He does not change His Mind. Morality does not change. So when a Biblical author talks about all meats being good to eat—He is only talking about the clean meats that God said were permissible, because that which is unclean is an abomination that defiles us and that is never an option so why would anyone ever even think of that? God did not create all creatures to be eaten by man. Some were intended to be nature's garbage disposals—yet "Christians" whose minds have been polluted with false doctrine, think they are just "wonderful" to consume, lovely delicasies. They think so because God is not in their thoughts and their god is their belly! Take the challenge. Order, So, You Call Yourself a Christian..., 76pp., 5.50 + P&H. As the old saying goes, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach"—but that only applies to a godless man who is spiritually dead and like the natural man beholding himself in a mirror, goes right out, forgetful, unconcerned and does that which pleases the god of his belly, without giving a second thought that he is sinning against God defiling his body and making abominable the temple of the Lord. Man thinks this way because his mind is polluted by the world and because he is humanistic. He thinks that because it does not make sense to him, then it does not matter and it is just some "strange" practice that God never intended for us today. If God never intended it for you then you are not His child—because God said that His Law is a perpetual sign of the Covenant that we are His people and that we are different from all the heathen of the world.
Similarly, in v.3 of I Timothy 4, Paul says that some people "forbid to marry" and the intention is that such forbidding is unbiblical. Now, clearly even as some people forbade others to eat meat because of some notion of "vegetarianism", or if the clean meat "had been offered to idols", so also some would-be "Christian" Bible teachers with their own false doctrine forbade Christians marry, but commanded them to live as celibates (such false doctrines persist into the modern era!). However, since no real Christian would ever imagine that this "forbidding to marry" referred to all possible types of marriages and unholy unions that God had forbade (marriages outside the race, marriages of the same gender, marriages too close in blood relation, marriage to a woman put away by her husband, remarrying a woman you previously divorced if she had been married to another, marriages to nonbelievers, marriages to ones horse or dog or whatever perversion their damaged mind lusts after, or marriages in violation of other commands that God established), why on earth does any "Christian" imagine that Paul is telling Timothy that it is okay to eat what God forever forbade...? But Paul is saying no such thing! God commanded that we keep the dietary laws throughout all our generations forever. He said that by eating unclean animals we defile ourselves and make ourselves abominable—the very same words used concerning homoperversion and inter-racial marriage. Abominations never become wholesome. Immorality never becomes moral. Evil never becomes good. If you think otherwise your mind is polluted by the god of this world and the true God is a stranger to you and you follow a false christ! What do "Christians" not understand about this? God said in I Corinthians 3:17 that the body of a child of God is the Temple of God and whoever defiles that temple God will destroy. God said perverse forms of intercourse (including marrying outside the race), homoperversion, and eating unclean animals defile us and make us abominable.
Similarly, Paul wrote,
"6:12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. .... 10:23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not." (I Corinthians)
The longer form of what Paul is saying is this:
"All things [that are lawful] are lawful unto me, but all things [that are lawful] are not expedient: all things [that are lawful] are lawful for me, but all things [that are lawful] edify not"
What is so hard about this to understand? It is a common practice to leave many words out that are cumbersome filler; we leave out many words, like "that" and "which" in informal speach; those who do not truly understand the English language (most raised in public schools) do not know how or are undisciplined or don't care to "click up a few notches" to a higher level of speech in formal situations. So it is in philosophy. The majority of propositions, either in formal logic, or in daily conversation, are extremely abbreviated forms of what is really said. Because the majority don't know logic, they don't know what they are really saying and that is why quite often they are wrong and cannot recognize valid, logical thought (imagining that they are "logical", but their fuzzy notion of logic must mean that "I think I am right regardless of the facts").
Does any true Christian really think that Paul above is saying that he can rape, rob, murder, steal, violate the Sabbath, eat abominable meats, commit adultery and homoperversion, and worship false gods...! Though some confused Christians will hesitate / stumble at the Sabbath and dietary laws, the answer is OF COURSE NOT to all of the above.
The issue that Paul is talking about is his being allowed to do that which is perfectly moral, good, and holy—but not doing it if it may cause a weaker kinsman-brother to stumble (or at least not to do it in his presence). This is not in any area that God forbade, and not in any area that God commanded must be done (such as the Sabbath, such as the dietary laws, such as the laws for marriage, etc.—those are non-negociable).
Here is a perfect example. If you are in good health, good physical shape, not overweight, don't have diabetes, etc., there is nothing wrong with you having a hot fudge brownie peanut butter banana split sundae every now and then. But it would be wrong for you to eat it in front of one of your kinsmen who is obese, who has diabetes, who has no will power...! THAT is what Paul is talking about; and it is shameful that "Christians" automatically think the exact opposite of what God is saying, when they are confused. Why is their first instinct to doubt and disobey what their Father said when some other person tells them it is okay? —either because they are dishonorable children or not God's children at all! Have they never played, "Simon Sez" before...? Do they get that easily confused when they read novels, a history book, or watch a movie? If they don't, it is the manifestation of a spiritual problem, not an intellectual problem.
Imagine that a carpenter hires a helper. He drives a flatbed truck filled with thousands of 2x4s to the job site. The carpent then explains,"Okay, we aee going to take 2 dozen 2x4s off the truck, and those are all that we are going to be using. The rest will be used by the other workers who will be arriving shortly. The carpenter says, "Okay, now take 24 2x4s off the truck." No problem. The helper does it competently. If then a little while later the carpenter tells the helper, "Now bring all those 2x4s to the back of the house" and then sees the helper unloading the other thousands of 2x4s off the truck, it is at that moment he realizes that he hired an idiot. Note also: The manifestation of an idiot is not merely in misunderstanding. The manifestation of an idiot is not asking for clarification if he is confused. The manifestation of an idiot is one who already forgot all the instructions that were presented to him and lives only in the "ignorant moment".
Christ Jesus Himself says,
"the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His Life a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45)
[#4183 - the Greek word for many, used here is polus / pollos (short o's as in hop), which means, "much, many" but not all.]
"Who gave Himself a ransom for all" (I Timothy 2:6)
[#3956 - the Greek word for all, used here is pahss, which can mean "all (inclusive or exclusive), as many as, etc".]
However, when all is used, it does not refer to "every last one", but is to be understood in harmony with the previous declarations that Christ made—and in harmony with the Old Testament prophecies which Christ came to fulfill and which shall not pass away. All, every, or whosoever do not refer to "every last creature on earth", but the "all for whom He came"; the "all whom He did in fact ransom". Understand the words ransom and redeem. One can only ransom the one that who held prisoner. One can only redeem that specific something that has been sold—and for which you hold the ticket / note. Christ came to redeem His Own.
"You only have I known of all the families of the earth..." (Amos 3:2)
"7The LORD did not set His Love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: 8But because the LORD loved you, and because He would keep the Oath which He had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a Mighty Hand, and redeemed you..." (Deuteronomy 7)
"Or hath God assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a Mighty Hand, and by a stretched out Arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?" (Deuteronomy 4:34)
[The answer to that rhetorically question is "NO!"]
"And what nation is there so great, that hath Statutes and Judgments so righteous as all this Law, which I set before you this day?" (Deuteronomy 4:8)
[The answer to that rhetorical question is "NONE!"]
"And what one nation in the earth is like Thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be His own people?" (I Chronicles 17:21)
[The answer to that rhetorical question is "NONE!" There are different elements in the world. The world that God loved and for whom Christ died is certainly not the same element in the world of which Scripture says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world; if any man love the world the Love of the Father is not in him” and “he who would be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”; that clearly infers that the world is the enemy of God. Christ said that He prayed not for the world, but for His own whom God gave Him out of the world.]
"Sin is transgression of the Law" (defined so, even in one of the last books of the Bible to be written; written even after the Book of Revelation (which is also profound evidence—to those with understanding—that the Law was not abolished; had the Law been abolished, no one could sin: therefore, there would be no need for anyone to repent of or to anything; no need for anyone to be forgiven)—I John 3:4. How odd for the New Testament to speak so much of "sin" and "repentance" if there is no Law if God "abolished it". Those who mindlessly quip, "Oh, God didn't abolish all the Law, just most of it". —Prove it. Give me the verse that says that. And the logic that backs it up. "He abolished everything but the 10 Commandments." Then why do you violate the Sabbath? Why do you coddle adulterers? Why do you covet? Why do you allow murder, rape, theft, and false gods and idols in our Christian Land...? God did not abolish everything but the 10 Commadments. There is no passage in Scripture that you can offer to show that. The 10 Commandments are not 10 individual laws—they are 10 Categories of Law under which each law of God is organized. None were abolished. What was abolished and nailed to the Cross was the DEATH WARRANT that was against us, the Curse of the Law—the Judgment for sin: "The soul that sinneth it shall die". It was abolished because Christ paid that price for us. The Old Testament sacrificial offerings of blood from clean innocent animal victims for atonement was not itself abolished, but fulfilled, replaced by Christ's Eternal Sacrifice. That one part of the Law was the remedy for violation of the whole Law of God and sinfulness in general. No part of the Law of Commandments, Statutes, Judgments, or Ordinances were abolished. Only that part which was for temporary atonement until Christ came, the Schoolmaster to lead us to Christ. "Not one jot or tittle...", Christ declared; THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO ABOLISH THE LAW, Christ declared. And the Christian's total ignorance, violation of, and hatred of the Law of God is why there is no revival—there can be no revival, no repentance, without turning from what God forbade and turning to what He commanded. And that is why God does not hear our prayers and Christendom is about to fall for the first time in 2,000 years. OCCUPY TILL I COME. That cannot be accomplished when violating everything that God commanded.
To whom was the Law given and for whom did Christ come...? The New Testament is quite clear and cannot contradict the Old:
"4Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the Service of God, and the Promises; 5Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came." (Romans 9:4)
[For greater depth, see my Sacred Truth Expository Commentary of The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, 758pp., pb., 40.00 + P&H.]
"15For He [God] saith to Moses, 'I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion'. 16So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy." (Romans 9)
God determined who His people were—and that can never change because God Promised by Covenant and He is True and cannot lie or fail. "I am Yahweh and change not: Therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." God determined who the elect of His people are and no one by his own will power can force himself into the family of God.
Adoption itself pertains to Israel. It is not the adoption of an alien into the family (which is an abomination); but the coming of age (while he is a child the heir differeth little from a servant) or the reinstatement to a position of honor of a formerly disgraced family member (as depicted in the Parable of the Prodigal).
The Good Shepherd lays His Life down for HIS sheep—not sheep that are not His; not goats; not the dogs, or pigs or wolves. The Good Shepherd is come to seek and to save that which is lost—not those who were never his. Who is lost...?
"My people hath been lost sheep" (Jeremiah 50:6)
"Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock" (Psalm 80:1)
"10Hear the Word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, 'He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. 11For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he'." (Jeremiah 31)
"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 15:24)
"For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect..." (Isaiah 45:4)
"1Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. 2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. 3For the LORD shall comfort Zion [Israel]: He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD" (Isaiah 51)
[The only ones who can look to Abraham and Sarah are those who actually legitimately descend from them. Not anyone who has a drop of blood from them, but "in Isaac shall thy seed be called"—only those who descend legitimately (untainted) through Adam-Shem-Abraham-Isaac-Jacob. These alone are the peoples of Christendom, who have not defiled themselves with the heathen. The only one who can have the faith of Abraham is a legitimate descendent of Abraham through Isaac whom the Holy Spirit has regenerated unto life and given true faith.]
In II Chrononicles God said to godly Jehoshaphat, king of the southern confederation of Judah, through the prophet, "shouldest thou help the ungodly and do good unto them that hate the Lord? —therefore is there wrath upon you from before the Lord". Jehoshaphat was going to help his wicked, sinful, unrepentant cousin Ahab, king of the northern confederation of Israel.
If we are not to help our brethren who are godless, without incurring God's Wrath, what do you think will result from helping our enemies—God's enemies—from whom God commanded that we be separate? There is a differnce between our personal enemy (a kinsman with whom we may be at odds) and God's enemies. If you don't know the difference you need to stop studying everything until you learn the difference between a sheep and a dog or a pig. And you need to stop following the false christ of the one-world rainbow gender-bender interfaith Babylonian stew!
To get around the truth of Scripture, evil man invented heresies such as "dispensationalism" saying that "God changed" and "God changed His Plan"; and that "He has different plans for different people at different times". This is heresy and makes the Word of God of none effect and it is a lie. In order to believe it you have to throw the Old Testament out (but the Word of the Lord endureth forever)... and twist the New Testament into spiritual Silly Putty. Most people don't read or truly study the Bible or ask questions. Most people don't care. They have been turned away from God in the schools, media, and churches. Now they are foolish enough to have most of the master's children breeding with the dogs on top of the table thinking that the master will be so proud! —while the few remaining master's children who have refused to so sin against their father and have kept themselves pure from the world, have been forced to cower under the table and be content with the crumbs that the dogs drop them! And such perverse minded "Christians" think that this is the highest expression of love to the God. But in reality, they don't know God; and Christ will declare unto them that He does not know them.
Why was it not racism for American indians (north, central, and south) to rape, kidnap, kill, and scalp (and eat) white people? Why was it not racism for blacks to do the same thing to whites in Africa hundreds of years ago or currently throughout all of Christendom, blacks being responsible for the majority of rapes, murders, vandalism, theft, riots, and mayhem...? Why is it not racism for blacks to not work, have a dozen children, and expect the white taxpayer to pay for all their expenses for the rest of their lives—and all generations that will multiply like rabbits and live in the same manner? Why is it not racism when 90% of white women who are raped and 90% of whites who are robbed, mugged/assaulted, and murdered are so violated by blacks—and have been ever since so-called Civil Rights...? Very very few, if any, black women are ever raped by white men—and those few rare cases, if you check closely, you will find that the perpetrator is not white, in most cases, but a mixed blood dishonestly called "white".
"We reap what we sow." God commanded us not to seek the peace or prosperity, do good unto, or help the ungodly / those who are not His people. "Therefore is there Wrath upon you from before the Lord." Our violation of these God's commands is the pathology of the greater part of all our problems. Had we not sent financial aid, medical care, food, water, technology, and kept them from killing each other, their natural birth and death rates would have stabilized; but now they have so over-reproduced in their own nations (as they have in ours), their nations cannot contain them and they want to come and take all of Christendom from us! "You reap what you sow." Failure to admit the problem is immoral and dishonest and foolish. It is suicide. Repent before God or embrace the tsunami.
The truth discriminates. Reality discriminates. —EVEN EVOLUTION (for those foolish enough to believe it) DISCRIMINATES. Yet those who are the loudest and most-ardent, even totalitarian champions of Evolution, the Evolutionaries themselves violate the basic tenets of their own faith: Natural Selection via survival of the fittest. Hypocritically and destructively, they demand the most fit to sacrifice themselves to makes sure that the least fit not only survive—but thrive and overpopulate.
Those who are ashamed of the truth, are ashamed of what Christ taught, are ashamed of God and His Decrees, are not of God, and will be denied by Christ before the Father.
Those who believe in a watered down Christ will be spued out as lukewarm water themselves.
Stop being ashamed that God ordained you to be His child and commanded you to preserve that heritage! To be ashamed of the Father's Decrees and Plan is to be ashamed of the Father. To hate the Father's Decrees and Plan is to hate the Father. Don't you dare apologize to anyone for your Heavenly Father for any reason! If you are ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of you.
Stop apologizing. Repent before God. Obey God (without which there is no repentance). Let the world that hates God be damned. Let them fill up the measure of God's Wrath and be ye not partakers with them in their evil.
"Ye that love the Lord HATE EVIL." That is a command. Don't apologize for it! Stop calling "evil" that which God declared to be good and stop calling "good" that which God declared to be evil. Doing so incurs God's Wrath and Judgment! It's not your fault that evil is evil; unless you choose to be evil and partakers with them.
"Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but expose/rebuke them.}
The apostate church is the Harlot of Revelation, who has lain down with all nations!
Come out from among her and be not partakers in her deeds if you would not be partaker in her judgment.
Repentance is not mere "regret". Repentance is turning from what God forbade, confessing it, asking forgiveness for it, and turning to what God commanded. How can people do that if they don't even know what God forbade and commanded? They cannot. Faith is established by the facts, the doctrine of God's Word.
The solution to all these questions is to stop seeing how far you can get from what is pure and life-sustaining and see how close you can get to the Standard that God established.
Remember: You don't need to ask the Devil for permission to obey God!
#3 - Christians and the Issue of Gay wedding cakes and floral arrangements
This is a good presentation (latest Truths that Transform).
Frank Wright interviews a person; a brief portion of a sermon by D. James Kennedy; followed by another interview by Frank Wright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TPIaWZ77RY
My comments below
This is a good presentation (the video link above), in 3 different parts. The interview in the last part is that of a woman who owns a floral shop; but it is a sad and abominable revelation. Part of the problem is her own misconception of godliness. She talks about the gay employees that she has had; and she speaks of one long-term gay client whom she considered a friend, and when that gay person wanted her to do the arrangements for his same-sex wedding, she took his hand in hers, and hugged him, and said she could not, but she provided the contact information for 3 other florists who would do it for him, and she wanted his wedding to be the best that it could be, though she could not participate. This is a nauseating confused notion of godliness. She is double-minded, has divided loyalties, does not understand holiness or sin—and therefore she does not even know God and does not love Him. She tries her best (like most "Christians") to be a friend of the world and of God; though God presumably (if the sacrifice is not too great) gets the benefit of the doubt and top billing (but not exclusive worship). This is compromise. God commands us to hate evil. God also tells us that to love the Lord is to hate evil. You cannot love the Lord and not hate evil; though you can hate evil and not love the Lord. Ungodly people hate, that does not mean they love the Lord. David, one of the purest-hearted characters in all of Scripture, the only one whom God called, "a man after the Lord's Own Heart" penned—
"21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate Thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against Thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." (Psalm 139)
Ganhdi—a Hindu—greatly popularized the heresy, “God hates the sin but loves the sinner” or “God loves the sinner but hates the sin” in his 1925 autobiography. No, God says that He hates the wicked themselves. The declaration, of course, is true if you are talking about the regenerate elect of God’s people; but it is not true if you are talking in generalities or about the wicked who will never be converted.
Furthermore, this entire issue of gay wedding cakes and floral arrangements is wrongly conceptualized and that is why the professed Christian bakers are losing in court. It has nothing to do with "discrimination"; it has to do with someone asking an individual or business for a product or service that they do not provide.
Can you walk into a 5-star restaurant (not following the dress code) and order a plate of Nachos and beetle grubs. If you try, you will hear:
"I am sorry sir, that is not on our menu and you need a jacket, tie, and shoes. What...? I don't care that Nachos is the favorite food in Mexico or that beetle grubs are considered a delicacy in Ethiopia. They are not on our menu. For the Nachos, I suggest that you try Taco Bell across the street—and while you are there, why don't you ask them for a plate of Chateaubriand with truffle-mint sauce, asparagus almondine with dill-mustard-Modena balsalmic vinegrette glaze, a glass of red wine, and Cherries Flambé for dessert. As far as the beetle grubs, you are on your own. Now please, go, flies are starting to gather. What? No, I am not a racist pig. Nachos is not on our menu; neither are insects, entrails, or dung. What? No I don't speak Spanish or Swahili or Urdu and that does not make me a racist pig either! Leave before I call the police."
Could you walk into a vegetarian restaurant and demand a bloody-rare hunk o' steak, veal cutlet, and fois gras?
Could you go to a Jewish baker and demand a "Happy Auschwitz" cake? or go to a black baker and demand a KKK cake with a burning cross?
Could you go to a baker and demand bread made with human brains?
Could you go to MacDonald's and demand a Whopper?
Could you go to a mattress store and demand to buy a Ford F-150?
Could you go to your heart doctor and demand to hire him to mow your yard?
Could you go to a child's dentist and demand that he take you on as a client?
Could a white person go to the United Negro College Fund and demand money for college? [You should be able to, if they are going to "interpret" what they consider to be the law "equally": Negros overturned Stephen Girard's legal will and forced Girard College to take blacks and pay scholarships to them in 1960s I think.]
Could you go to a muslim baker and demand a wedding cake with lard frosting? and Jesus on the cake saying, "there is only one God"...?
Could you go to Chucky-Cheese and order a shot of whisky?
Could you go to a Jewish bookstore and demand a bumper sticker that says, "I love Jesus!" ...?
This is all simple logic. It is simple contract law. You cannot force someone to offer goods and services that are not on their menu or which offend their core values / religion. The Christian religion is "grandfather claused into" the U.S. Constitution. No other religion is. If you don't like it, find another nation; or better yet, start your own and stop living parasitically off someone elses labor and stop trying to steal someone elses inheritance.
Yet hypocritically, people are being discriminated against—and being persecuted and unjustly prosecuted—left and right for being "homophobes" or "racist" or for violating some pseudo-law by not being "politically correct" because they happen to speak the truth or simply because they are proud of and attempt, quietly, to preserve their own heritage (while other peoples flaunt their perversion and celebrate their race openly in public parades and holidays) and because they are obeying the Word of God with a sincere conscience as their religion demands.
The bakers should say, "I will bake you a normal wedding cake and you can take it home and decorate it however you want, you can frost it with dog feces for all I care, but we don't decorate cakes the way you want them decorated. We also don't decorate cakes in the arabic or chinese language. Sorry, we are not arabic or chinese. I suggest you find a good arabic or chinese baker—I hear there are plenty in Arabia and China! We are not discriminating against you; you are discriminating against us—actually, you are engaging in terrorism against us—by forcing your way into our business and demanding that we provide goods and services that are not on our menu."
This is vapid the stupidity of "equality" of all people and all religions all cultures and all governments. When they are diametrically opposed, there can be no equality. One's right to not provide a service is going to be opposed to someone elses right to demand a service. Has anyone ever played rock, paper, scissors? What is not to understand? All things are not the same. If you think they are, next time you go to the dentist ask for cyanide gas instead of happy gas. Let me know how it works out.
In reality, people know there is no such equality; it is being forced upon Christendom to destroy us; NOT to provide a wonderful utopia where all peoples and lifestyles and religions can hold hands, dance along sidewalks made of jelly beans, and sing wonderful sounding songs of meaningless tripe. It is a myth. It is a deadly myth.
That woman with her own florist shop, sadly, showed her own stupidity and lack of understanding the Word of God. She could hug a homosexual, hold his hand, tell him she loved him, hope he had a wonderful wedding, but could not do the flowers for him. That is DOUBLE MINDED (and God said that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways) and that shows that she does NOT HATE EVIL and that shows that she does not love God... she has some vague "superstition" and that is all, if she does not understand sound Bible Doctrine.
The issue is, a florist / baker should say: I am not discriminating against gays. I will bake a gay a cake, but I will not bake a gay cake: I will not decorate a cake for him or anyone else in a manner that violates my religion, morals, and conscience. I won't decorate an x-rated cake or with curse words either. I won't decorate a cake in any manner that blasphemes my God and a violation of the Law He commanded that we obey is indeed blasphemy. It is the same with floral arrangements; I will sell flowers and flower arrangements to a gay or a muslim, but I will not add any figures or symbols or words or decorations that violate my conscience and religion. I will bake a cake for a muslim too; but I won't bake a cake saying, "Jesus is not God, there is only one God, Allah and Muhammad is his prophet".
The gay is not being discriminated against. I will bake and sell him a cake, but we don't decorate cakes the way that he wants them decorated; he can decorate them himself; it is not discrimination against him. He can no more force himself into my life than I can force myself into his. Discrimination—and harassment (which is what it is when they go trolling for lawsuits) and intimidation and persecution are not a one-way street. If you go looking for a fight and end up in a fight YOU are to blame. If you go looking for someone who WON'T decorate a cake the way that you want it decorated THAT IS BAD FAITH on your part and YOU are the criminal.
All politicians and appointed statesmen (judges, etc.) should be given periodic, random drug, polygraph, lie detector, mental competency, and standardized educational tests as well as before they are even allowed to run for office.
Questions to ask in the lie detector and polygraph:
1. have you ever committed a crime and covered it up or covered up someone elses crime?
2. are you going to defend the US Constitution in the spirit in which it was formulated and ratified?
3. have you ever committed any act of treason? Do you realize that the penalty for treason is death?
4. Do you plan on subverting the U.S. Constitution?
5. Has any person or persns (individual or group) ever paid you to vote how he / they want(s) you to vote?
6. Have you ever knowingly voted in a manner that you know was unconstitutional?
7. Have you ever voted to spend money not in the budget, money that the U.S. does not have, or for any unconstitutional purpose? Do you realize that the only valid, legal, Constitutional use for taxpayer money is to provide services solely for those very taxpayers themselves, for services that they cannot provide for themselves, such as the nation's roads, national defense, etc.)
8. Do you realize that you are the servant of the people, not the master?
9. Have you ever or do you plan on violating any of your campaign promises or oath of office?
10. Have you ever done anything in your political career that was a conflict of interests and you did not recuse yourself or resign?
11. Are you a communist? (this would entail actually knowing what communism is, which most don't; most democrats are actually communists and don't know it; most republics are also).
12. Do you think that US politicians have any responsibility to anyone other than the U.S. taxpayers and lawful citizens?
13. Have you ever used drugs or alcohol while on the job?
14. Do you come to work late on a regular basis?
15. do you leave work early on weekends and holidays?
16. you you leave work early any other time when it suits you? or take "personal time" when it suits you? Do you realize what "public servant" means?
17. Have you memorized the U.S. Constitution? Have you ever actually fully read the U.S. Constitution?
18. When was the last time? give a ballpark estimate within days, weeks, months, years, or decades.
19. Do you understand that trying to change the Constitution as framed by the Founders, is sedition against the U.S. government and high treason? Do you still remember the penalty?
20. Do you understand that you do not have the right to vote to raise your own salary or festoon yourself with benefits?
21. Do you understand that when in the performance of your job you do something illegal, YOU PERSONALLY are responsible for your crimes to the parties that you injured and it is YOU who will be sued or make payoff settlements, not the government in any form? When you commit an act not within your job description it is ex officio, as far as those whom you wrong; and it is also a violation of your oath of office and a crime against all of your constituents.
22. Do you realize that the people don't owe retired politicians ANYTHING for having been well-paid—OVERPAID—in the performance of their duty in the honor of serving their nation? If you want a good retirement plan INVEST YOUR MONEY WISELY and don't do anything to destroy the U.S. economy (which is terrorism and grand theft and high treason in itself).
23. Do you have any moral objections to the U.S. Constitution as framed by our Founders?
[Note to Hillary: "I can't remember" is not a valid answer. Note to Bill Clinton: Don't ask any words to be defined, if you are too stupid (or corrupt) to answer the questions then this test is over.]