Saturday, July 20, 2024

Three World Wars

"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way." —2nd Thessalonians 2:7

We are truly living in the End Times and the Beast system of the coming Antichrist is upon us. World War Three is around the corner and the Lord's return ever so imminent. Navy commander and prolific author, William Guy Carr, in his eye-opening book PAWNS IN THE GAME, exposes the predatory elite Banksters who have financed every war and revolution on both sides since the Revolutionary War of 1776.[1]

Here is an excellent quote from the inspiring author, Henry Makow . . .
Countdown to World War Three

August 15, 2004 | By Henry Makow, Ph.D.

As fighting resumes in the holy city of Najaf, more may hinge on the outcome than we realize.

In a provocative article, Joe Vialls reveals that Iran and Saddam's Iraq have a covert military alliance and began joint preparations for this war after the Gulf War ended in 1991.

Iran already has nuclear capability and recently threatened to "wipe Israel off the map" if Israel attacked its nuclear facilities. Vialls says the cleric Al Sadr is tied to the Iranians.

"As we shall see, if Moqtada al-Sadr is killed or maimed, we will be into an altogether new and exceedingly lethal ball game," says Vialls.

As you know, a large part of the US fleet is out of port and probably near Iran. Many observers believe there will be a US attack on Iran after the US election, no matter who wins. Iran has a military alliance with Russia.

These events should be seen in the perspective of a letter written by Albert Pike, the Grand Commander of American Freemasonry in 1871 and published in 1925. The letter foresaw three world wars designed to bring about Illuminati world hegemony.

Each war planted the seeds for the next. For example, the Second World War was designed to ensure the destruction of Germany, the expansion of Communist Russia and the establishment of the State of Israel. It unfolded exactly as Pike described and set the stage for the next war.

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World," Pike wrote.

"Agentur" means "agent." The same term is used in another Illuminati document "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" which dates from the same period.

The key point here is these wars are contrived. They are "caused by agentur of the Illuminati" on both sides. These agents owe their first loyalty to the Illuminati not to their countries.

Their aim is to destroy their respective countries and profit from the carnage.

Pike continues: "The [third] war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other."

The rest of the world will be drawn in. "Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion..."

At this point they will be constrained to accept the Luciferian one-world government.

Iran is rumored to have missiles that would reach England. I suspect China is also being built up by the illuminati to attack and destroy the USA.
See "Elite Sets the Stage for World War Three"

Pike's complete letter and valuable background can be found on an excellent web site "Three World" operated by Michael Haupt of Cambridge UK. Readers who object that the terms Nazism and Zionism were not known in 1871 should remember that the Illuminati invented both these movements.

The Illuminati refers to a tightly organized network of family dynasties representing Anglo American and European aristocracy and Jewish finance joined by intermarriage, belief in the occult, and hatred of Christianity. Freemasonry is their instrument. They care nothing for their non-Illuminati brethren, Jewish or not. They will destroy billions as they create a neo feudal world characterized by the superrich, their support staff, soldiers and serfs.

SOURCE: - Countdown to World War Three
As you've read, Albert Pike (1809-1891) foretold of World Wars one and two and has provided us with vivid details of World War three. Pike was a 33rd degree Freemason and an admitted Luciferian worshipper. The New World Order is upon us.

Look closely at the following picture and you'll see clearly why Iran must be conquered by the elite Globalists...

Truly a picture speaks 1,000 words!

According to PRESSTV News, March 14, 2009 . . .

Amid lingering talks of war on Iran, Israel's prime minister-designate (Benjamin Netanyahu) raises the alarm about a major military conflict in the coming months.

March 17th, 2009 . . .

U.S. kicks Iran war prep into high gear

May 21, 2010 . . .

US Begins Massive Military Build Up Around Iran, Sending Up To 4 New Carrier Groups In Region

The noose around Iran's neck is tightening; military planning against Iran is underway.

August 5, 2011 . . .

Russian Envoy: NATO Is Planning Attacks on Syria, Iran (large scale war to engulf region)

As of January 2011 the U.S. military has troops occupying every nation surrounding Iran. We will be going to war against Iran, it's just a matter of time. When it happens, it will happen quickly. Here are two historical books that describe what is happening in the world today with uncanny accuracy...

The New World Order (by Samuel Z. Batten, published in 1919)

World Conquest Through World Government

November 2011...

World War 3 Set Up By the Elites (Iran attack is imminent; sits between Iraq & Afghanistan)

It appears that U.S. President Obama or his successor, possibly former Florida governor Jeb Bush in 2016, will lead the U.S. into an unprovoked war against Iran. Everything is being staged. Tragically, there will be much needless bloodshed! Iran will defend herself by launching attacks against America. It is very possible that we will see a preemptive U.S. nuclear strike on Iran. The sabers have been rattling for a long time, war is imminent. The global criminal elite want Iran badly and they will get it!!! Once this final acquisition is completed and another million people are dead (if not several million), the criminal globalists will own and control the entire Middle East.

Shortly after Iran is conquered, Chinese troops will likely police American streets, torturing and shooting patriots and Bible-believing Christians who fight against the New World Order. The North American Union will be completed in 2012 (which will effectively eliminate the Mexican and Canadian borders). Elderly Losing Their Paid Homes Because of High Property Taxes (Hell will be filled with bankers). America is falling apart across the board. Our economy has gone to ruin because of the criminal Federal Reserve Banksters (owned by the Rothschilds and other Illuminati families). As of November 2011, 10,400,000 American Families are Sliding Toward Losing Their Homes in Foreclosure.

Islamic Jihadist refugees are being forced into European and American culture. Our national borders are deliberately being left wide open by Illuminati-controlled top government departments for illegal immigrants to flood in by the tens-of-millions. President John F. Kennedy Warned The American Public About A Secret Society Takeover. The Illuminati's goal is to destroy national borders, Christianity, individualism, traditional marriage, the family, culture and language. To succeed in constructing their diabolical New World Order, they first have to destroy the Old World Order. This is what the Latin words displayed on the back of every U.S. one dollar bill mean... “ONE OUT OF MANY,” or, “ORDER OUT OF CHAOS”! The Latin 'E Pluribus Unum' means 'One out of many' (that is, order out of chaos) which is the foundation of the New World Order's plan to unify the world's governments, courts, religions and money systems under one umbrella so the world can effectively be controlled. WHY THE ANTICHRIST MUST COME SOON!!!

Crime will surge in the U.S. as Mexican drug cartels move north into the United States! Already the crime is awful. The Elderly are Losing Their Paid Homes Because of High Property Taxes (Hell will be filled with greedy bankers who steal widow's and the elderly's homes). America is falling apart across the board. Our economy has gone to ruin because of the criminal Federal Reserve Banksters (owned by the Rothschilds and other Illuminati families). This is all deliberate and leading to a breakdown of law and order, total anarchy in the United States, which must happen before the Antichrist can rise up as a savior of the world's economic woes. Remember, order can only arise OUT OF CHAOS!!!

When President Obama won the election for U.S. President in 2008, it was a beta test for the coming Antichrist. People were literally worshipping Mr. Obama, so much so that he even stated he “wasn't born in a manger” as some people had rumored about him. The very fact that Obama was compared to Jesus Christ (the only true Savior) is frightening. Some pictures even portrayed Mr. Obama hanging on a cross as a savior. There are still YouTube videos of children singing praises to President Obama, which is the same propaganda technique used by the Nazi's during the era of Hitler Youth.

It conclusively proved to the global elite that the wicked world would eagerly bow and follow anyone who is of mixed race, intelligent, non-Christian, immoral on social issues and caters to homosexuals. The most important factor is the evil globalist-controlled mainstream newsmedia. The criminal Bush administration wouldn't have gotten away with their part in the 9/11 attacks, and the illegal Iraq War atrocities, if it weren't for the complicity of the ungodly American newsmedia.

As it appears before our very eyes on every U.S. dollar bill, chaos will rise out of order... New Street Lights to Have Homeland Security Applications (all federally funded for the NWO)
Atlanta OKs Surveillance Center - Cameras to Watch City (it's worse than George Orwell's 1984)

Homeland Security Spends Millions on Street Cameras Across America (spy society is here)

A network of street cameras that record audio and video are now being installed nationwide. Homeland Security is spending billions-of-dollars on surveillance equipment in all of America's large cities. Eventually those living in smaller cities will be forced to move into the cities for medical, economic and oppressive new laws. The Trans Texas Corridor don't have on-ramps nor exits for smaller towns.

We will likely see schools and buses being exploded in the U.S. with massive bloodshed. Iranians have not attacked anybody. Much lying propaganda is being fabricated to demonize the Iranian people. They ought to call it “impropaganda,” because there's nothing “proper” about all the bogus and malicious propaganda being fed to the American people. We are being lied to. We already know that WWIII will be initiated by tension between the Arabs nations and Israel, and the world will be dragged into the conflict. I don't claim to understand it all, because I don't. I DO know that Satan is the god of this world (2nd Corinthians 4:4). I DO know that the Illuminati exist (who are Satan's willing servants, who rule the world), and that they have 100% hi-jacked the United States government via The White House since George H. Bush took office as U.S. President in 1988.

Let me quote to you again the words of Dr. Henry Makow, who is quoting Albert Pike...
"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the 'agentur' of the 'Illuminati' between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World," Pike wrote.

SOURCE: - Countdown to World War Three
My friend, what you just read is HAPPENING NOW!!! Listen to world news and you'll hear about Islamic Jihadists committing acts of terror. In November of 2015, 129 people were brutally murdered in Paris by radical Muslims on Friday the 13th!!! The Illuminati are going to nurture, supply weaponry and instigate both sides of the conflict, to ensure that World War III happens! This is all necessary to achieve World Government. The most important thing is that YOU make sure you've been born-again by faith in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and raised up the third day for our justification. Don't be caught dead without Jesus!!!

Old men start wars, young men fight wars, and everybody in the middle loses! I say to everybody who wants to go to war, and approves of war... Send your money, send your kids, and send yourself... or shut your mouth! Leaders who want to go to war should be required to send their money, their children, and them self first. All wars would cease forever!

God is not a warmongering God. Proverb 20:18, “Every purpose is established by counsel: and with GOOD ADVICE make war.” The Bible teaches going to war only by “good advice,” not by maliciously staging events like the Gulf of Tonkin that drew America into the Vietnam War. God is a God of war, but not unjust wars. Our nation bear false witness against Iraq. God hates that kind of lying deception. We stole their oil. We murdered 1,455,590 Iraqis! Woe unto America!

The American people were lied to in 2001 to draw us into war against Iraq. It was an unprovoked war. We were told by the Bush Administration that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction, but later The White House openly admitted that no such weapons were ever found. Yet the occupation of Iraq, and the theft of their trillions-of-dollars in oil, continue. A shocking 1,455,590 Iraqis have been brutally murdered and many tortured. What right does America have to do this woeful evil? Who do we think we are? God will punish us! Americans will soon learn they are not supreme. We are a hypocritical nation!

As I speak, a Police State is being empowered to enslave the America people. TSA are sticking their hands in passenger's pants and blouses at all U.S. airports, touching citizen's genitals. This type of intrusive tyranny will become commonplace to board a train, enter a sport's stadium, even go into a shopping mall. Wal-Mart has already installed 9,000 telescreens to recruit citizen spies, creating a paranoid society through fear-mongering, lying propaganda, and tyrant oppression.

America beared false witness against Iraq, killed over 1,300,000 Iraqi's and stole their oil (all violations of God's Ten Commandments). The American people are accountable for what OUR leaders do, with OUR money, in OUR name, and with OUR children in the military; hence, it is OUR business. Only a woefully ignorant or evil person would dare claim that God approves of the tyranny in Iraq. Everyone today is doing what is right in their own eyes.

As mentioned earlier, every war and revolution since the Revolutionary War of 1776 has been financed on both sides by the International banking cartel, the elite Globalists, aka, the Banksters.
“While the general public has been lead to believe that Communism is a movement of the workers (soviets) to destroy Capitalism, Pawns In The Game proves that both British and American Intelligence Officers obtained authentic documentary evidence which proved that internationalist capitalists operating through their international banking houses had financed both sides in every war and revolution fought since 1776.”

SOURCE: Pawns In The Game
As believers, let us redeem the time, for the Lord's return is nearer than ere before and we must work while it is still light. In John 9:4 Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” May we abide in Christ and His Word abide in us that we may bear much fruit, i.e., souls saved. John 15:5, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing.” Amen! | I Believe the Rapture is Imminent!

What Does 2015 Jihad Refugee Invasion Of Europe And United States Mean? (Illuminati takedown of borders, language and culture to further New World Order; This video clip is from The Alex Jones' Show on November 17, 2015 - Time in video is 1 hour 35 minutes)

Friday, July 19, 2024

The Blatant Deception Of Evolution

Genesis 1:1-2, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

1st Timothy 6:20-21, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”

Psalms 8:3-4, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?  and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”

It is impossible to believe both the inspired King James Bible versus the blatant ungodly deception of evolutionary theory. Here is what the fools at National Geographic magazine absurdly claim about how the earth's massive oceans formed. ...
Contributions from Asteroids

Other events were occurring on our young planet at this time as well. It is believed that during the early formation of Earth, asteroids were continuously bombarding the planet, and could have been carrying with them an important source of water. Scientists believe the asteroids that slammed into Earth, the moon, and other inner planets contained a significant amount of water in their minerals, needed for the creation of life. It seems the asteroids, when they hit the surface of Earth at a great speed, shattered, leaving behind fragments of rock. Some suggest that nearly 30 percent of the water contained initially in the asteroids would have remained in the fragmented sections of rock on Earth, even after impact. 
SOURCE: Formation of Earth
And here is how the earth began according to the fool at the University of Chicago...
The Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago out of a mixture of dust and gas around the young sun. It grew larger thanks to countless collisions between dust particles, asteroids, and other growing planets, including one last giant impact that threw enough rock, gas, and dust into space to form the moon.

SOURCE: How the Earth and Moon Formed, Explained
The heathen refuse to acknowledge the inspired Word of God, which teaches that God created all things. What saith the Scripture? Psalms 146:5-6, “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:” God alone by the omnipotent power of His Word created the universe and all therein.

Television, Netflix, HBO, YouTube and social media are saturated with Satanic films and documentaries attacking the inspired Holy Bible, by claiming that some rocks collided to form the earth and moon. And then they bizarrely claim that millions of asteroid struck the earth over billions of years, depositing ice crystals that formed the massive oceans.

Dear reader, I hope you are not dumb enough to accept such ridiculous nonsense as fact. To believe something as insane and implausible as the foolishness of evolutionary theory, you'd have to deliberately take leave of your mind. No intelligent thinking person would ever accept the ludicrous claims of NASA, National Geographic and other ungodly institutions that tell us the earth and all life therein just happened by accidental aftermath and cosmic chaotic. I hope you appreciate God and have enough gratitude for His blessings, than to deny His mighty hand and wisdom in all of creation. I am thankful to God for His many blessings!

Evolutionary theories are rooted in heathen atheistic attacks against a holy God.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Anybody Can Be Happy If You Choose To Be Happy

Acts 16:22-25, “And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.”

My favorite preacher, Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), preached a wonderful sermon in 1996 titled, “The Secret To My Christian Joy.” I encourage you to listen to this helpful sermon. I receive thousands of ministry emails each year. Some of them are from miserable unhappy Christian people. Most of them complain about God not answering their prayers. They complain about today's spiritually dead churches, which I agree with them about. Indeed, today's churches are pathetic! Some of my web visitors are down, depressed and have given up on life. I never criticize, discourage or berate them, they are already discouraged. I always try to help them by encouraging them to focus on the blessings in their life.

The basic gist of Dr. Hyles' sermon is that anybody can be happy if we choose to be happy. Happiness is a choice. The word "happy" comes from what "happens" to you. In sharp contrast, joy is an inner virtue that is not determined by what happens to us. This is why the Apostle Paul and Silas could sing hymns while imprisoned and chained in shackles. They had a joy in the Lord that couldn't be taken away from them, regardless of what happened.

Lower your expectations to ZERO and you'll be happy every day. The foundation of gratitude is the expectation of nothing. In other words, if you expect nothing then you'll be grateful for everything. Whenever I am planning to go somewhere to have a nice time, whether it be a restaurant or a trip somewhere, I never set any expectations. That way I won't be disappointed.

Have you ever gone somewhere and had a great time, and then planned to come back in the future to do it again? I'm sure you've done this, I know I have. But 90% of the time the second time when I come back I didn't enjoy it near as much as I did the first time. The reason why is because I didn't have any expectations the first time I went. But when I returned the second time I had a bunch of positive expectations based upon my memories of the first trip. So, when the experiences of the second trip didn't match the memories of the first trip, I was disappointed. So, to prevent that from happening again, I never set any expectations. I just go with the flow and enjoy the ride, not expecting anything. That was everything is a blessing.

In our text Scripture passage from Acts 6:22-25, Paul and Silas were bound in shackles in prison. Ninety-nine percent of people would be angry, sad, frustrated and complaining about the situation; but Paul and Silas were singing songs of praise to the Lord. They chose to be happy in their dire circumstances. Anybody can CHOOSE to be happy, even in the worst of conditions and dire circumstances. It all depends on what you choose to focus on.

I mentioned earlier that my ministry receives thousands of emails each year. Some of those emails are from discouraged and hurting saints, who are discouraged with life and today's horrible churches. Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

The key to living the Christian life is to abide continually in the inspired Holy Bible. Psalms 1:1-3, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Romans 10:17 teaches that FAITH COMETH BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD. Even Christians need to have our faith boosted daily, which is what abiding in the Scriptures does for us. In every case when I find discouraged saints, they have neglected to abide in the Scriptures.

You can be happy dear reader, if you will simply choose to be happy, by focusing on the blessings in your life instead of the negative things, problems, cruel people and cruel uncaring pastors. Looking at people, family and friends can only lead to eventual discouragement. Christians at best are still people, and people at best are still sinners. When you are at a low point in your life—that is usually when family will hurt you, your wife or husband will divorce you, fair-weather friends will forsake you, and no pastor will genuinely care about you. I know because I have been there, and have painfully experienced all of these betrayals. I know exactly how David felt in the Old Testament when he said in Psalms 142:4, “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

I don't know about you dear friend, but I choose to be happy. I have problems like everybody else. I suffer continually with chronic neck pain, burning nerves and the entire right side of my body feeling half asleep. I am thankful to God for the health that I have. I was driving yesterday and saw a man rolling his wheelchair down the sidewalk. I praised God for the health that I still have, despite my chronic neck pain and health afflictions. Somebody always has it worse than you do, and someone else has it better. This is just the nature of life. I choose to thank God for the blessings that I have, and not to compare myself or situation with others.

If you are sad and miserable dear reader, I do not condemn you. I love you unconditionally with God's love. I want to be a blessing to encourage you, not discourage you. What you need to do if you are sad and miserable is to start focusing on the blessings in your life. If you have pain in your leg, thank God that you still have a leg to hurt, because many military veterans have lost their limbs on the battlefield. I saw a veteran who lost an arm in Afghanistan from an I.E.D. (Improvised Explosive Device).

So, surgeons surgically attached a replacement arm from a cadaver to his body. You could visually see the misalignment of the new forearm to his upper arm, crooked. The veteran soldier was expressing his gratitude that he could finally touch his wife again when they made love, with another dead man's forearm and hand. How creepy is that? But he was very thankful. Of course, it takes years of healing and therapy just to regain even a small fraction of feeling back into the nerves. I am amazed that someone with a surgically attached cadaver arm and hand could feel anything at all. Modern medical advancements are astounding!

As I watched the documentary about the soldier's dilemma, and tried to feel empathy for his emotional pain and physical loss, I was compelled to thank God that I still have my own arms and hands. Dear reader, we are so blessed of God!!!

I read in one of his books where Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) in the early 1960's fell down some basement stairs in Wheaton, Illinois (the Sword of the Lord used to be in Wheaton since they moved there in 1940, but Dr. Rice decided in 1963 to move their ministry to Murfreesboro, Tennessee instead). As a consequence of the steep fall down the stairs, Dr. Rice said his olfactory nerve in his brain was severed, which resulted in loss a smell for the rest of his life. My olfactory nerve was blocked for several weeks in 2021 when I caught the COVIS-19 Delta strain. I was unable to smell or taste anything during that time. Thankfully my smell and taste came back to normal eventually.

I try not to watch too much daily news, because the newsmedia loves spreading manure. The old adage is still true: If it bleeds it leads! Let's face it, people love negativity. The old carnal nature loves to hear bad stuff, gossip and all the juicy details of someone else's dirty laundry. I certainly don't have all the answers, but I do know that focusing on bad things all the time can only lead to more unhappiness. You show me someone who is down, discouraged and has a very bad attitude and I know they didn't just get there in a day. It took time. Behind every tragedy in human character is a slow process of wicked thinking. That is why my favorite Bible verse for several years now has been Proverbs 4:23, Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

I encourage you to listen to Bible preachers on a regular basis. Beware of all the neo-evangelical con artists today who want your money and have something to sell. They just want your money. Avoid Paul Washer, Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson, John MacArthur, Max Lucado, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, and all the horrible greedy Tv preachers. They are bums! There are too many charlatans to mention. Remember, if they have something to sell or want donations, RUN! A genuine man of God doesn't want your money. I have never made a single penny in my 22 years of website ministry, and I never will. I have had countless people beg me to allow them to send me money, because God used my preaching to change their life and they love me. I just ask for your prayers friend, for my personal health and my ministry, please.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Americans Don't Care Like They Used To

Psalms 66:18-20, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.”

I think the number one biggest difference between the United States today versus 75 years ago is that people don't care like they used to, and that apathy and indifference manifests itself in everything in society today (from the recent raw meat in my burger at McDonald's, to Pensacola Christian College refusing to allow me to attend Campus Church; from Facebook censoring the truth, to Pastor Marty Herron refusing to heed the truth I gave him; from the Secret Service dropping the ball at a Trump Rally, to places like New York City allowing squatters to steal taxpayer's homes; from all the shady advertising in American culture today, to an epidemic of homelessness across the U.S., et cetera). I could mention thousands of other things which clearly show how Americans don't care like they used to.

We have come to the frightening point in America where people will only do right, if there is a law and the power to enforce that law. If there is no law to prevent a crime, nor the power to enforce that law, ungodly sinners will take it to the limit.

Case in point, the punk who walked up past all my security cameras and stole my Amazon package. This happened in May of 2024. The police couldn't do anything. They told me the courts won't do anything. They said because Amazon kindly replaced the stole item, Amazon would have to prosecute the thief (which they are not doing to do over a $30 clothing rack). You couldn't make this stuff up. The cop said  am not the victim, Amazon is. No wonder theft is out of control in society today. Two centuries ago the local magistrates would have hung that ungodly punk, and rightfully so! I have his sickening face recorded on my video security camera. The cops can't do anything to stop him from committing more crimes.

In the Old Testament book of Judges, "every man did that which was right in his own eyes," because there were no police or magistrates in the land. Judges 21:25, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Today, we have police and magistrates, but every man still does right in his own eyes. Go figure! The more that Americans commit open sin, the worse our society is becoming (Hebrews 3:13). 

We have just seen the beginning of how bad crime is going to get in America. You just wait and see!!! This is the dire consequence of our wicked government removing God's inspired Holy Word from children's daily lives at school since 1963. Today's dysfunctional adults are yesterday's confused children with no moral compass to spiritually guide them. You cannot remove God from children's curriculum without raising up immoral educated fools.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

The Church As A Family

by Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001)

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. And it was so, when the days of their feasting was gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt-offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually. Job 1:1-5

God chose a family in the patriarchal age, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to use as an example of a typical Jewish family. They knew that some day God would provide a sacrifice, and they looked forward and trusted in that future sacrifice in the same way that we look back and trust in that past sacrifice. With that in mind, follow this logic.

The New Testament church is supposed to be a family. I often say at the beginning of a service at the First Baptist Church, "Welcome to our thrice weekly family reunion." Every Sunday morning and Sunday night we have another family reunion. That is a scriptural term because it is in keeping with the fact that the church is a family.

1. The book of Job is a perfect example of the Old Testament family.

2. The book of Job is a perfect example of the Old Testament church.

There was an Old Testament church. The word church means, a called-out assembly. In the seventh chapter of Acts, the Israelites were called out to assemble in the wilderness and were called the church in the wilderness. The New Testament church was not founded in the Old Testament, but there was an Old Testament assembly. That Old Testament assembly was the family. I am not referring to the little unit, of mom, dad, and the children. I am referring to an extended family that included grandparents, great-grandparents, as well as mom, dad and, children. The church unit of the Old Testament was the family.

When Esau sold his birthright to Jacob, there were three things involved in that birthright, including the right to the priesthood of the family. The worship or public gathering of the Old Testament was the family.

3. Notice what size these families were.

Job had ten children, which in those days was really not that large of a family, but I will use it as the average size of a family.

If each of Job's children had ten children, there would have been a total of one hundred.

If each of them had ten children, there would have been one thousand.

If each of them had ten children, there would have been ten thousand.

If each of them had ten children, there would have been one hundred thousand.

That is five generations. A Bible generation is usually considered to be thirty-five years. Five generations would have been 175. In 175 years there would have been 111,111 people in that extended family. In the Old Testament patriarchal days, a man who died at 175 was just a boy. The average man lived much longer than that. For this example we will assume that everybody died at 175 years of age. That means that each family consisted of over 100,000 people. I am referring to the extended family.

Each of these families formed the Old Testament unit of a church or a called-out assembly. They were the worship unit. They assembled for sacrifices and worship to God.

4. The oldest or firstborn son was in charge.

The other firstborn sons in all the individual family units assisted him. In each family the oldest son held the priestly rights in his own family.

5. Soul winning was within the family.

Cities were not popular in those days. Most people lived in the country. A family of 100,000 people covered a large amount of land. Many of the children were not going to believe. Soul winning was to be within the family. They had plenty of prospects. One family could have been larger than the city of Hammond, Indiana. They had no cars or buses, so they had to walk or go on a beast of burden to get to each other. They would explain to the family members who did not believe that one day God was going to send a sacrifice, and that sacrifice was going to pay the penalty for their sins. The lambs, bullocks, turtledoves, pigeons, doves and goats were offered according to God's sacrifice. God one day would provide Himself as a sacrifice.

God told them audibly that by faith Abel believed, and they passed this story down from generation to generation. Every person had to believe in the coming Messiah to be saved, just as we must believe in the Messiah Who has already come. Somebody had to tell them these things, but there were some who would not listen. Some people would not even come to the assembly, just as we have family members who will not come to church. Those people were human beings also. They had to reach them, so there was Old Testament soul winning. Somebody had to tell every person in those days about the Gospel.

I reject the heresy that there is one Gospel in the Old Testament and another in the New Testament. Anybody who goes to Heaven will get there by faith in Jesus Christ. God uses human instruments to get us saved. Most of those human instruments are through the local New Testament church. Likewise, most of the instruments that got them saved were through the Old Testament assembly.

When the Jews came to the promised land, God gave them certain places to live. God not only gave certain land for the tribes, but for their families. Each family was given a certain job in the tabernacle and lived in a certain place. They may have gone many miles before they found somebody who was not in their own extended family. (The Mennonites and Amish have done much the same thing. They settle by families.) It was a matter of geography, or of transportation. They could not get to somebody else's family to go soul winning because they lived too far away. They went to their own relatives and witnessed to them.

6. The entire life was built around the family.

This group of people or relatives assembled on a regular basis for worship, but their social life was also built around this extended family unit. Their business life was together. Their education was together.

7. The family was the city. They did not live in cities; the family was the unit of organization, especially spiritually.

Something happened.

1. Cities came.

Cities have been the destruction of civilization. When the cities came, it broke down the family life.

2. Families scattered.

They went to cities. We are a perfect example in America today. We have two daughters who live a thousand miles from us, and a son who lives five hundred miles away. Many families have grown children scattered across the country.

3. Many families lived near each other.

This caused the building of cities. With the coming of cities, people migrated together and many different families or portions of families lived together in the cities.

4. They started synagogues.

A synagogue was not a patriarchal term. It came about because of cities. Any time ten responsible Jewish men were together, they were allowed to start a synagogue. These were not the same family members. God still wanted His people together.

5. The synagogue became what the big family had been.

The synagogue was an alternative measure started by God to form a family of these people in cities, so that they would have what they had back home when they were together in families. The synagogue was started so God's people could have a family even though they did not have a family.

6. The church became to New Testament Christianity exactly what the family was to Old Testament Judaism.

It is an improvised family. God wants His people to have what the old patriarchal families had, so He started a New Testament group called the assembly, or ekklesia where His people could gather and form a family.

Did you ever wonder why no rural churches are mentioned in the Bible? Every church mentioned in the Bible was in the city. With the breakdown of the family and with the coming of cities, God wanted a family atmosphere for His people, so they could have the same thing they had when they lived in the rural areas and all the families lived near each other.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

That sounds like what Job's family did. Job's family got together to have a feast and to have a service for God.

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people... Acts 2:45-47a

That sounds like family. The local church is exactly what God intended to take the place of the Old Testament family. God wants his people to get together and God wants his people to belong to a family. That is what the church is to be. We must build our lives around the church. That is what they did. Our children's activities ought to be centered around the church and not the world. The same is true for our teenagers.

The church was not primarily started as a place where we come to meet God. Nor was it primarily started as a place where we preach the Gospel and get people saved. We are supposed to do that outside of the church. The church was started so that God's people could get together and have a family to encourage each other to be stronger. The church is to be as close as the kinfolks were in the Old Testament because we are the improvised Old Testament family.

That is why we call each other brothers and sisters. We are in the same family unit, and that means we should be there every time the doors are open. We are to support it with our tithe: We are to have our fun through the church and educate our children through the church.

We are supposed to build our lives around the church.

God did not intend for the people in the Old Testament days to spend all of their time at the meeting. They had crops to harvest, and they had work to do at home, but they had regular meeting times.

The New Testament church is not the successor to the Temple. The Temple was not a place where God's people came to learn in fellowship.

The church is not the successor to the Tabernacle.

The church is the successor to the Old Testament family.

When they came together for their services they were so glad to see each other. They shook hands and fellowshipped with one another. That is what it was all about. The church is not a place where we come to worship God. We can worship God much better alone with Him. The church is a place to assemble as God's people so we will have a family. We must get born again before we can join the church just as we must get born before we can join a family.

What a wonderful institution the local church is! It is the New Testament family.

Although we are in a church family, it is also important that we train our own little family where we are. It was not the job of the leader of the entire extended family to do all the training. Every little local family unit was also supposed to do training. In our homes, we must teach the Bible to our children, sing Gospel songs with our children, and should praise God with our children. Then we come together as individual units into a big family meeting just like Job's family did in his day.

Friday, July 12, 2024

The Church As The Bride Of Christ

by Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001)

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:21-27

Baptists have been educated by inter-denominationalists, so we have garnered much of the doctrine that was taught by the Protestants and not by our Baptists forefathers. One of those doctrines is concerning the bride of Christ. Our inter-denominational friends have influenced us to believe that all believers are the bride of Christ, the body of Christ, and the church.

Recently, I was reading a book by a well known interdenominationalist. All through the book he presumed that all believers formed the church, and if you are saved, you are a member of the church. No, if you are saved, you are saved, but you are not automatically a member of the church. I have no axes to grind with him about salvation. I strongly disagree with him about the church. Likewise, most Christians have automatically assumed that everybody who is saved is a member of the bride of Christ.

All believers do not form the bride of Christ.

1. The word bride is mentioned only five times in the entire New Testament.

John the Baptist used it once when talking about being the friend of the bride. They thought he must be the Saviour. He told them that he was just a wedding guest and that the Bridegroom was coming later. He was not referring to all Christian people. He was merely talking about himself.

The word bride is not mentioned in any of the Epistles. In fact, it is not mentioned again until Revelation 18:23. It is also mentioned in Revelation 21:2, Revelation 21:9 and Revelation 22:17.

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: Revelation 18:23a

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:2

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talk with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. Revelation 21:9

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. Revelation 22:17a

Apart from John talking about the bridegroom in a brief illustration about himself, there is not a single mention of the word bride, in any connection, until Revelation 18:23. The rapture takes place in Revelation 4:1, so the word bride is not mentioned until after the rapture.

Revelation 21:2 refers to the New Jerusalem coming down from God out of Heaven after the millennium.

Revelation 21:9 and Revelation 22:17 refer to the same thing, all of which transpires after the rapture.

All saved people do not become a bride until after the rapture. There is no bride of Christ today. There is no place in the Bible where it mentions anything about us now being the bride of Christ. That is only in some inter-denominational theologian's commentary. It is not in the Bible.

I make an issue out of this because I am bothered by the fact that fundamental Baptist churches are swallowing the fallacy that all believers form the church, the body of Christ, and the bride of Christ; none of which is true.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. Revelation 19:7, 9a

The marriage supper of the Lamb takes place after the marriage. It is the reception. Revelation 19:7 talks about the marriage of the Lamb. The marriage of the Lamb takes place during the seven years after the rapture. We are caught up in the air and during that seven year period, there is the marriage of the Lamb.

A woman becomes a bride at marriage and not before. The marriage of the Lamb is in the air after the rapture. Only then will we become a bride. You become a bride after the marriage, so we will not form the bride of Christ until after the rapture. The word bride is not mentioned in the entire Bible concerning God's people until after the rapture, because we are not His bride until the wedding has been performed.

All believers are members of his family, but all believers are not members of the church. You must join a church to be a member of a local body. The church is His body, so all believers are not in His body. All believers are not in the church, and all believers are not in His body. When Jesus comes again, at the rapture all believers will be called out and will assemble in Heaven. All believers will then become members of the church, because then we will all be a called out assembly. That called-out assembly, or church, will become his bride, but this does not happen until the rapture.

2. There is no mention of the church now being His bride.

In all of the letters to the churches there is no mention of them being His bride. In fact, the word "bride" is not mentioned in any of them.

3. The bride and the body are never the same in this age.

There are people who believe that they are the same. Consequently, they believe that only the people who belong to the New Testament church are members of the bride and that everybody else will be wedding guests in Heaven. That is not right. All people who belong to a New Testament church are simply church members now. At the rapture when all of us form a church in the sky, all believers will be the bride and the church, but this is after we have been called out and have assembled.

4. The future church will be the bride.

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Ephesians 5:23

The local church is His body by possession. When it says that He is the saviour of the body, it means that the only way to continue being called a local church is to continue being purified by Jesus.

Speaking to the church at Ephesus, Revelation 2 says, .. . repent, and do thy first works; or I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick.... The candlestick is the church. He is saying that He would not recognize them as a church unless they got back to soul winning.

Jesus is the saviour of the body. The body is the church, or the called-out assembly. The only way a church can continue being a New Testament church is to yield to Him and He will preserve it.

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you the overseers, to feed the church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood. Acts 20:28

And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. Acts 20:17

Paul called for the preachers of the church, not churches, in Ephesus. It is referring to the local church in Ephesus. These preachers at Ephesus could not possibly feed all believers. They could feed only that local assembly; yet, he commands them to feed the whole assembly of God which He hath purchased with His own blood. Jesus purchased, not only our salvation, but He also purchased the local church when He died on the cross. He not only died to save us from our sins, but also so that we could have an organization to feed and mature us in the Lord.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:25

The word sanctify means to set apart. The local church is not the bride of Christ, but it is set apart to become the bride of Christ. In Bible days, an engagement was stricter than it is now. It was a legal and binding contract, and could not be broken.

I will be His bride, but nothing can allow the contract to be broken. Neither party can break the contract.

We sing, "A glorious church without a spot or wrinkle, washed in the blood of the Lamb" I am not against singing this, but it is not yet true. The church has spots, and it has wrinkles, otherwise Jesus would not need to keep on washing it. At the rapture we will be a glorious church. The word glorious means perfect. We will be a glorified church when all the believers are caught up in the air. Our bodies will be changed, we will be like Him, and we will be without spot or wrinkle. Then we also will be His bride. We are not yet fit to be His bride. He wants a glorious bride without a spot or wrinkle.

When the rapture takes place and all of us are caught up in the air, the church, the body, and the bride will all be the same. We will not be the bride until we get to the wedding, but we are already sanctified or set apart.

The church is the only institution in this world that was purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. It is His unit of battle. It is His dining hall where we are fed. It is His arsenal where we get our weapons.

The Bible gives no evidence that all Christians are a church. The word church is the ekklesia, meaning called-out assembly. When did all believers ever assemble? They did not. In Acts 7, the Israelites were called a church, but they were not called a church in Egypt because they were not assembled in Egypt. It talks about the church in the wilderness. They became a church when they were called out of Egypt and assembled in the wilderness.

On the Passover night, they were delivered from the bondage of Egypt and were called out into the wilderness where they assembled around the tabernacle. A pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night guided them. There they assembled and were called a church because they were a called-out assembly. There was no church in the Old Testament, except when God's people assembled in the wilderness.

Likewise, God's people will not be a church until we are out of this heathen land and are caught up to assemble in the sky. Then we become the church, and then we will be married to Christ at the marriage of the Lamb. We are already members of the family of God. We are going to Heaven when we die, and we are going to form a group at the rapture that will be His bride. Until then, the church and the body are the same because the church is the called-out assembly and that called-out assembly is the body of Christ.

Maybe this worries you a little. All of your life you have been taught that we are the bride of Christ. What I have explained in this chapter is exactly what Baptists were taught historically. Too much of our theology has come from those who came from Protestant backgrounds, like the inter-denominational colleges. We must go back to the truth of the Bible and teach our people the truth concerning the church and its importance to the work of Christ.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

God's Court Room

Revelation 12:10, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”

1st John 2:1-2, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

Gods court room is different than our. Imagine Satan as the prosecutor (a person, especially a public official, who institutes legal proceedings against someone). Then imagine Jesus as your defense attorney (lawyer). He represents you and presents evidence for your legal defense before the impartial judge (God the Father).

By the way, there is no trial by jury in Gods courtroom, just bench trial (i.e., trial by judge only, no jury). Since God is omniscient (all-knowing), He doesn't need a jury to determine ones guilt or innocence's (Proverbs 24:10). Nothing ever escapes the eyes of God (Hebrews 4:13). Every human being must one day in eternity stand before God, to be judged for every good and evil work (Ecclesiastes 12:14), every word (Matthew 12:36), and every thought (Proverbs 24:10). No man has ever escaped God's righteous judgment (Hebrews 9:27).

The prosecutor (Satan), will charge the defendants (you and me), with specific crimes and then present evidence establishing our guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our defense lawyer (Jesus, if you are a born-again Christian) has the responsibility to defend His clients against Satin's charges.

Here’s the amazing thingGod Himself will be our the judge. If Jesus is our defense attorney we cannot lose. We can just sit back and watch the proceedings with joy and assurance that all is going to work out okay (Romans 8:28). Kindly said, if you do not have Jesus as your Savior (which also makes Him your lawyer), you are ALREADY GUILTY (John 3:18, 36) cannot win and you will pay for all eternity for them in a burning Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8).

The final judgment by God in your case depends entirely upon you, right NOW, whether or not you are chargeable for your sin. If you've trusted Jesus as your personal Savior dear reader, then He has taken away all of your sins. At the moment of the new birth, God credits (imputes) our SINS to Christ's record, and credits Christ's RIGHTEOUSNESS to our record. Someone has called this "The Great Transfer." I like that truth. This happens by simple childlike faith (reliance, trust) in the GOOD NEWS (Gospel) that Jesus is the Christ who died on a cross, was buried, and then three days later bodily resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). BELIEVE the Gospel and be instantly, irrevocably and forever saved (Romans 1:16).

Please beware of all the theological garbage that is circulating on social media today. For example: I found this junk today. Notice that the author of this publication calls it "the Gospel," and yet there is absolutely NOTHING in this presentation about Jesus' death, burial and resurrection (which is the true Gospel according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4).

Will you let Jesus take your penalty for your sin, or would you rather pay for your own sins in Hell forever? The choice is yours alone to make dear friend. The Bible describes the horrifying future scene at The Great White Throne of Judgment, when the dead (damned) will be judged by God the Father for their works, and then they shall be cast by the angels into Hell forever to be tormented day and night without rest (Revelation 14:11, 20:11-15, 21:8).

I THANK GOD for the precious blood of Jesus that washed all my sins away in 1980 at age 13, when I trusted Jesus as my personal Savior. (1st Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 1:5). I am now clothed solely in Christ's righteousness, which is by faith alone in Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-4; Philippians 3:9). Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do!

2nd Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

You're Not a Good Christian Because You Go To Church

Matthew 15:7-9, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

How Religious is Your Church?

Most people will recognize what I'm about to say is true if you've visited different churches. Most churches today are nothing more than an empty shell, going through the motions, lifeless, lacking any youth department and dying (if not dead) as a church. I've been to numerous Catholic services, because I wanted to see firsthand what they are about. The one big thing I noticed is the total lack of the Holy Spirit in the Roman Catholic Church. Their churches are coffins! Since Catholics are not born-again, they don't have the Holy Spirit indwelling them as we do as believers (Romans 8:9). The Catholic church is dead!!!

Tragically, I see that same deadness in many Baptist churches as well. There is no teaching or preaching about the Holy Spirit. There is no warning about Hell, fire and damnation for the unsaved. There is no hard-preaching from the pulpit. There is no concern for lost souls. There is no soul-winning program. The alters are empty at invitation time, if there's an invitation at all. Please read Pastor Harry Ironside's excellent chapter titled, “The Preaching That Produces Repentance,” from his great book, “Except Ye Repent.” Most churches are fortunate to use the baptistry every 6 months for two saved people. This is because the pulpit is dead!

Ladies and gentleman, we've gotten into the business of religion in our churches. Christianity is about sinners being washed in the blood of Jesus! Christianity is about God dealing in mercy with sinners, and about sinners dealing in mercy with other sinners (MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “The Happiest Man”). All this garbage in our Bible colleges these days about entertainment, banquets, pool tables, playing sports and shopping amenities is foreign to Christianity. The Christian life is a war, not a vacation!!! Bible colleges are trying to lure new students by pampering them! I'd rather have 100 students that mean business for God and have to lay off 90% of my teachers and staff, than dip my sails in sinful compromise, trim my convictions and turn the Bible college into just another run-of-the-mill college to attract worldly students. No Sir, I'd close the doors first!!! We've gone backwards!!!
“Nobody can love God who doesn't love sinners!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)
I can tell where your church is at spiritually simply by seeing how you respond to the truth. My concern is NOT where a church is at spiritual; but rather, are they willing to bring their views into line with the truth? There's a big, big, difference between an imperfect church verses a church that doesn't want to be perfect. If a church's congregation and pastor are unresponsive, indifferent and nonchalant toward important doctrinal issues; such as, the truth that the literal blood of Jesus Christ is sprinkled upon the mercy seat in Heaven, and the truth that all modern Bible versions have been corrupted by Satan, and the truth that you don't have to surrender to serve God (which is human effort) to be saved, then they have become religious and don't care about truth. If your church rejects these truths, then they have embraced religion rather than truth, and you should look for a caring local New Testament church. Something is spiritually wrong with any pastor who desires to GO ALONG TO GET ALONG!!!

I'm sick and tired of pastors who won't take a stand and don't care about doctrinal issues because they are content just to have a job and make money. No wonder Jesus said that no man can serve God and money (mammon), because he WILL hate the one and love the other (Luke 16:13). The Church is the ground and pillar of THE TRUTH; thus, if a church stops fighting for and upholding the truth, then they have ceased to qualify as a church. Roman Catholicism is not a church! Seventh Day Adventism is not a church. Why? It's because they don't have the truth. Churches that drop the ball concerning truth have become a religious institution instead of a local New Testament church.

A church is not a big building adorned with stained-glass windows, plush-carpeting, padded-pews and a choir. Literally, this is what most churches have deteriorated into. The pastor's function has been diminished to merely performing weddings and funerals. I'm not against those things by themselves, but this is not the purpose of the church. Jesus said in John 4:24 that the Father MUST be worshipped in spirit and truth! Truth seems to be the least important concern in churches today; but it should be our very first concern! Without truth there is no reason for everything else! Our churches need to have a revival concerning their loyalty, attitude and commitment to THE TRUTH!!!

I triple dog dare you to hand Dr. Al Lacy's book titled, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible” to most pastor's today and see how they respond. In all likelihood the pastor will either give the book back to you, throw it away or ignore it, and then ask you not to show it to anyone else in the church. A respectable pastor would announce the following Sunday that he has changed his position to the King James Bible only, and will not pastor the church anymore unless they do the same!!! Honestly, I cannot stomach most churches today!!! They're a nauseating joke! I say that kindly with a loving spirit. I care about you!

Genuine Christianity means being born-again and then allowing Christ's Holy Spirit to live through us. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” I Am Crucified With Christ (MP3, Dr. Hyles; you cannot crucify yourself, someone else must do it! You can only nail one hand, but then you have no free hand to crucify your other hand. God must crucify us!). You won't hear about the power of the Holy Spirit in most churches today, because they don't seek Him. They are attempting to serve God in the arm of human flesh.

Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) rightly states:
Folks, the end time's come. The field is white, the laborers are few. We have the greatest opportunity of any generation, that ever lived, to reach desperate souls for the Lord Jesus Christ! —Brother Lester Roloff, from the classic MP3 sermon, “JESUS IS LORD!!!
You're Not a Good Christian Just Because You Go To Church

Listen, you're not a success in God's eyes just because you go through the motions at church each week. God is far more pleased with a Christian who doesn't attend church in disgust over today's apostate churches (knowing that his life falls short of pleasing God); than God is with some apostate church member who is at ease on Zion, complacent in the pew, playing church three times a week, never lifting a finger to do anything for God (who thinks he is doing just fine in God's eyes!!!). Many of you need to stop kidding yourself. The man with no hope is better off than the man with a false hope, because the man without hope is still looking.

The same is true of a Christian whose out of church, but knows that he or she needs to find a good church to attend. God is far more pleased with this person than He is with the lukewarm believer who faithfully attends a lukewarm church and never does anything for Christ. And may I say, I am so sick and disgusted with churches who think that they've done something for God just because they donate school packs to poor kids once a year. That's a nice good work to do, but what about having a soul-winning program???

There's nothing worse than seeing hundreds of staff members, teachers and full-time church workers in a church congregation who are obligated to attend church services that are boring, dry, dead and lack hard-preaching! Kids are playing video games. Parents are surfing the internet. All during church!!! The staff are spiritually starving for doctrine. I've seen it in independent Baptist churches. This is religion, not Christianity. No church can be pleasing to God with a dead preacher behind the pulpit.

The pastor sets the tone in the church. A loving and morally upright pastor cannot compensate for a lack of doctrinal integrity, a lack of contending for the faith, a lack of preaching against sin, a lack of soul-winning, a lack of warning lost sinners of hell-fire and eternal punishment, a lack of preaching against women wearing pants, a lack of teaching about the power of the Holy Spirit, et cetera. Truly, a lot of pastors don't belong behind the pulpit. Do it right or don't waste your time doing it at all.

Oh Christian, if you're not very careful, over time you'll swap out genuine Spirit-led Christianity for a religious life that renders you useless for the cause of Jesus Christ!!! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. But if Satan cannot hinder you from being saved, then he'll do the next most damaging thing by conning you into living a religious life totally void of serving God. Our churches are filled with people who go through the religious motions of singing, tithing, fellowshipping, eating, helping each other, buying the pastor ties, enrolling their kids in religious school, et cetera; but they have been inoculated from the genuine Christian life.

Many churches today fail to seek the power of the Holy Spirit, fail to preach the Gospel (instead they teach the satanic heresy of Lordship Salvation), fail to preach against sin, fail to love sinners, fail to warn lost sinners about a burning Hell where Christ-rejecting sinners will suffer for eternity, fail to care about doctrinal correctness, and fail to even use an uncorrupted translation of the Holy Bible (if you ain't got a King James Bible, you don't have a Holy Bible).

Sunday, July 7, 2024

The Greatness Of Pastor Jack Hyles

Jeremiah 5:5, “I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

My all-time favorite Bible preacher is Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001). Dr. Hyles was truly a great and godly man. He was a good man as far as sinful men go. 
I was thinking today about something Brother Hyles said in a sermon that amazed me about his goodness. He said that over the years several of his church members (in the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana) came to his office and asked him to cosign for their loan.

All banks and lending institutions require that someone who asks for a loan have a cosigner. That means if you fail to repay your loan, the person who cosigned is legally obligated to repay the loan. If they don't pay it, their credit will be ruined and likely taken to court by the lender. Pastor Hyles said that he got burned on $50,000 worth of unpaid loans that church members had asked him to cosign for. That makes me angry when rotten people do that to others. If you ask someone to vouch for your character by cosigning for your loan, and then you drop the ball and fail to repay what you borrowed, that person has to sacrifice for your wickedness.

Just to show you how awesome Pastor Hyles was as a friend to his church members, not once did he ever ask anyone why they didn't repay their loans, he just paid it for them. Dr. Hyles lost $50,000 because of the dishonesty of others!!! That is 'A Friend at Midnight' (a life changing sermon by Pastor Hyles). Brother Hyles said the reason why he just repaid the loans without confronting the people who didn't repay their debts, is simply because he loved them as his church members and didn't want to risk losing them over money. What an awesome pastor and true friend!!!

Having said that, although it is not a sin to cosign for others, it is unwise. God gave us the Old Testament book of Proverbs to give us wisdom to live. I was listening to Alexander Scourby this morning read the Proverbs. I noticed that he repeatedly mentioned having to deal with a horrible loud-mouthed woman. Proverbs 21:9, “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.” Proverbs 25:24, It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house. With 700 wives and 300 concubines, Solomon must have witnessed countless nasty cat-fights erupting between his one thousand women. I have no doubt that they fought like cats and dogs! I humbly believe that Solomon is writing from his own painful experiences when he warns about being trapped in a house with a brawling woman on the warpath.

Getting back to the main point in this blog, King Solomon warns about cosigning (i.e., becoming surety) for someone else. Proverbs 6:1-2, “My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.” Whenever you vouch legally for someone else's loan, you are taking a great risk upon you.  Solomon warns that you will be sorry. Proverbs 11:15, “He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.” People still haven't changed in 3,000 years! The very fact that a person needs to secure a loan for money, already shows that they have money issues.

I humbly believe that Dr. Hyles fully anticipated he might end up repaying those $50,000 worth of loans. I believe the only time you should ever cosign for someone, is if you are perfectly okay with having to fully repay the loan and lose all that money. If you are not willing to take a large loss, then you ought not cosign for anyone, and you're a fool if you do because YOU WILL GET SCREWED. Proverbs 17:18, “A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.”

I have never, and never ever will, cosign for anyone!!! I've had web visitors beg me for money for other people, but I never do it. On Facebook, I immediately unfriend anybody who asks for money, or tries to sell something on my Facebook page. I hate covetousness and greed! I get sick of seeing Renee Roland and Matthew Gordon Correll (aka, JackSmack77) continually beg for PayPal donations on YouTube for all their videos. I have never taken a penny for all my website ministry labors since 2002. I do what I do for Jesus Christ alone (2nd Corinthians 5:20-21). My full reward is in Heaven. You can keep your money, I don't want it. Our nation's first U.S. President George Washington refused to take a salary. So also did President Donald Trump refuse to take a salary, he gave it away to charity.

There are some ungodly fools on social media who slander Pastor Jack Hyles, but they don't know what their talking about. They've never met him, as I did. They didn't have the privilege of shaking his warm hand and counseling with him, as I did in 1993. They didn't have the blessed honor to sit under Dr. Hyles' preaching an serve in his soulwinning ministry, but I thankfully did. I attended and graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 1993, after 8 long sacrificial years of hard work and struggle to earn my degree in Pastoral Theology. I literally earned my degree with my own physical blood, sweat and tears. I am so grateful for it all.

Dr. Hyles wisely taught me that the foundation of gratuity is the expectation of nothing. That is, if you expect nothing, then you'll be grateful for everything. I am just thankful to wake up each morning, so anything more than that is a bonus for which I am grateful to God. I receive quite a few emails from miserable saints. Their problem is that they choose to focus on the wrong things in life, instead of focusing on all the blessings and goodness of God. Romans 2:4, “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Carefully notice that the Bible identifies an unthankful spirit as the root cause of man's rebellion. Romans 1:21, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” People are not thankful because they are happy, they are happy because they are thankful. The foundation of gratitude is the expectation of nothing. Lower your expectations to zero and you'll be happy every day.

Pastor Hyles was a happy man in his old age, because he was faithful to do what he was supposed to do for God throughout his life. Pastor Hyles was the first to admit imperfection, and confess that he had feet of clay, but Brother Hyles died a happy man in the Lord at age 74. Listen to the sermon: 'A Good Old Age,' by Dr. Hyles. You'll hear jealous critics and hateful neo-evangelicals slandering Pastor Hyles, but you'll never hear them talk about how he generously paid $50,000 in unpaid loans for church members who burned him.

I'll give you another example of Dr. Hyles' greatness. One of the men on his church staff came to him with a proposal, to save the church hundreds of thousands of dollars. The proposal was to switch to a different insurance company that offered a cheaper premium. Dr. Hyles rebuked his staff member, reminding him that in the 1960's an arsonist deliberately set fire to the old First Baptist Church of Hammond (FBCH) auditorium and burned it to the ground. The insurance company stood by the church and build a brand new church auditorium.

Pastor Hyles informed his staff member that the insurance company suffered a gigantic loss, because they were honest to honor the insurance and stand by the church in her time of need. So, Dr. Hyles felt it was only ethical for FBCH to stand by the insurance company, so that they could over the decades try to recoup their losses. I love that about Brother Hyles!!! He wasn't short-sighted to only care about saving money for the church. He had empathy to put himself as a businessman in the shoes of the insurance company that lost millions of dollars. Dr. Hyles told his staff member who wanted to change insurance companies to save money, “The insurance company stood by us, and now we're going to stand by them!”

How many pastors today would care at all about helping an insurance company recoup their losses? Less than 1% I guarantee you! Pastor Hyles was a very ethical man, which is how a genuine man who walks with God will behave. We've lost our ethics in the United States. From greedy rental car agencies to shady realtors, from crooked lawyers to incompetent pastors, from dishonest politicians to ungodly insurance companies who find every little reason to deny a claim—Americans have lost their sense of ethics (doing what is right).

Dr. Hyles said that back in the 1940's in Texas, as a well-known pastor he could just walk into any bank in town and obtain a loan with just a handshake and his word. Men had backbone and character back then, and their word was their bond. Today you cannot trust anybody, not even pastors. Wicked people can talk trash all they want, but I know that Pastor Jack Hyles was a great man of financial integrity, personal character, unconditional love and compassion for all people. I sure miss him!

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