The Day of the LORD


In the images above, three fundamental doctrines of the New Testament are emphasized: (1) the doctrine of the priesthood believer (I Pet. 2:9), (2) the descent of the Holy Spirit and subsequent filling of the believer (regeneration, reconciliation, redemption) (Acts 1:5; Acts 2:1-4), (3) and the completion of the New Testament. The doctrine of the priesthood believer was made sure by the blood of Christ, was secured by Jesus' resurrection and ascension, and is sealed by the abiding Holy Spirit of Christ within the repentant sinner. The Holy Spirit's anointing teaches us all things (I John 2.27), thereby eclipsing the need for human instruction. Because the inspired scriptures are complete, authority within any type of ecclesiatical body, as it had appeared in the church during the apostolic church age, is no longer tenable (defensible).

Image credits: "The Prayer," by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), 1865 ; "The Descent of the Spirit," by Gustave Dore (1832-1888), 1870; "The Well Worn, Inspired Word of God," photo by Paul J. Wickliffe, 2017


Author’s Statement of Faith

Christian Non-Negotiables by Paul J. Wickliffe

 

Christology    

 

PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER—No priestly intermediary necessary because direct access to God the Father has been accomplished by Jesus atonement, for my sins, on the cross. The veil, dividing the holy place from the holiest of holies, was torn, from top to bottom, at the time Christ gave up the ghost, signifying Jesus removal of the physical barrier in the temple separating sinful men from holy God.  This was the first blow to man’s authority and commenced the dismantling of the religious system established in the Old Testament under the old covenant[1]

CHRIST’S VIRGIN BIRTH—Jesus was divinely conceived, supernaturally developed within the womb, genetically pure and untainted by Mary.  The only normal process Jesus experienced was natural childbirth.  It is only in Jesus’ miraculous conception and development he could have atoned, completely, for man’s sin.  Denial of Jesus’ virgin birth is a denial of Christ’s ability to effectually atone for man’s sins

CHRIST’S DEATH—Jesus had to die for man’s sin AND to pay the penalty for man’s sins, ‘for without the shedding of blood there is no remission, or forgiveness, of sins’

CHRIST’S RESURRECTION—As Jesus’ resurrection assures the believer of hope in the hereafter because of his victory over death, the grave, and hell, so too the elect has this promise that awaits them

 

Pneumatology

 

BAPTISM BY THE HOLY SPIRIT—An independent, external action outside man’s will and control, the once-and-for-all invisible phenomenon of personal redemption by the Godhead, was put into motion before we were born.  John the Baptist’s water baptism was to be replaced, when in the upper room, Christ’s apostles, including his disciples, were baptized and indwelt by Christ’s Holy Spirit in Acts 2.  This was the beginning of the apostolic church age when the church of the living God was “the pillar and ground of the truth.” I Tim. 3:15 Upon completion of the scriptures, the death of the apostle John, the waning influence and complete disappearance of the apostolic leadership in Jerusalem, and the inroads denominationalism[2] was attempting to make within the apostolic churches, baptism by Christ’s Spirit would offer a second blow to the dependence men were to have on others for their spiritual well-being.  This intimacy Christ has with his elect, destroys the necessity for ecclesiastical leadership with its subsequent establishment, justification, existence, and authority

 

Inspiration and Preservation

 

BIBLICAL INSPIRATION—Even at the time of Jesus’ earthly existence various personalities with their religious disciples were busy undermining the authority that threatened their denominational legitimacy and supremacy—the completed, inerrant word of God.  The Bible’s eternal author, God himself, not only threatens denominationalism, but because of scripture’s inspiration, where inerrancy and preservation abide, man’s denominational authority is rendered impotent.  For denominationalism to work, the scriptures which are the supreme arbiter of all things spiritual, must be marginalized.  Denominationalism must secure a steady stream of dependent adherents by replacing grace with works.  The third blow that was to forever eliminate man’s spiritual influence upon others, would be dealt with in the Bible’s doctrine of scriptural inspiration[3] and preservation.[4]  Summing things up, Christ replaced the necessity for a priest, Christ’s Holy Spirit freed men of ecclesiastical leadership in the area of biblical instruction, while the Bible’s inerrant manuscripts replaced the necessity for human authority. Whether they call it ‘higher’ criticism, K.J.V. Onlyism, or some other attack on the inerrancy of the scriptures, there will always be skeptics, there will always be those masquerading as ‘Christians’ who question the inviolate doctrine of inspiration

 

Anthropology

 

DOCTRINE OF MAN’S CORRUPTION EMBRACED—Within his capacity as a change agent, man is at a complete loss to affect his wretched, irreversible and irredeemable condition.  Sin has also affected man’s biology, inherent sinfulness, as well as his mind, innate sinfulness.  Given the Bible’s verdict, man IS condemned.  Man is not infected with a temporary sickness, but a terminal illness, whose consequences are irrevocable and unspeakable. His only hope comes from outside himself.  Independent of man’s will, the Godhead orchestrates a mystery that is beyond anything man could conceive—that God, in his infinite wisdom, extending his mercy, would redeem his ENEMIES

 

Election

 

GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION—Says because God does the saving, he places no conditions on man for his redemption.  This stands in stark contrast to denominationalism that asserts Jesus’ blood was not sufficient enough.  This is evident in all the things the church would have you believe are necessary to be in ‘good standing’ as a ‘Christian’—church attendance, water baptism, tithing, agreement with the pastoral leadership that everything they teach and do is doctrinally correct, etc.

 

Atonement

 

LIMITED ATONEMENT—Yes, while Jesus is the propitiation (appeasement) for the sins of the whole world (I John 2:2), this is not saying that all men will be saved; any more than all children are to be saved, but only those that believe in Jesus (Matt. 18:6; Mark 9:42).  Jesus[5] and (his words) the Bible[6] clearly teach many are called, but few chosen. (Matt. 20:16; Matt. 22:14)

 

Faithfulness

 

PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS—We persevere and overcome because of Christ within the believer

 

Denominationalism[7]

 

GOD’S VIEW OF MAN—Denominationalism’s view of man is radically different than that of scripture.  In the majority of denominations, if not all of them, the biblical view of man’s fallen nature is denied by virtue of the “prevenient grace” of
Arminianism.[8] Arminius’ fundamental view regarding man is that man can reform himself, then ask God for help in keeping him ‘out of trouble.’

Heresy

 

AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY—As another condition placed on redemption by man, this unscriptural doctrine (heresy) says that in order to be saved the individual must arrive at a point where he/she understands the gravity of salvation and what it is all about—age of accountability.  It also implies that when the individual is fully ready, they make the choice whether to receive Christ or not.  This creates the biblical view of God as ineffectual and certainly not omnipotent (all powerful).  It reduces the biblical God as someone in heaven wanting to save the individual, but frustrated in his dealings with men because the individual is not ready for God to save them.  Absolutely ridiculous!

 

NO SUCH THING AS “CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY”—The basic premise of psychology is evolutionary AND focused on self.  Psychology emphasizes self and how others have wronged the individual, not on Christ, others, and how that individual has wronged God.  As it says in II Peter 1:3, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue . . .”  For psychology, its concerns are with personal feelings, emotions, intentions, and experiences.  For God, it is the Holy Spirit’s presence or absence.  It is obedience or rebellion (a prolonged pattern of continued disobedience rooted in unbelief)

 

Jesuitical Arminianism

 

WHAT EVOLUTION AND A MAN-CENTERED REDEMPTIVE PARADIGM MOVE THE DENOMINATIONALIST TOWARDS—Whether they think about it or not, a rejection by denominationalism of the doctrine of man’s radical corruption sets its members up to embrace all that is evil in evolution and a man-centered redemptive paradigm, or Arminianism.  These unbiblical, man-centered beliefs are legion:  bigotry,[9] the racial purity of Margaret Sanger,[10] racial supremacy, racism,[11] Herbert Spencer’s “survival of the fittest,” Darwin’s “natural selection,” abortion, euthanasia, socialism, nationalism and populism,[12] anarchism, ecumenism,[13] etc.

 

Origins

 

CREATIONISM—Evolution is contrary, in every way, to the Bible:  man’s origins, his dignity and worth, man’s distinction from the animals (spirit-moral conscience), man’s purpose and direction

CHRIST IS THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE—John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 declares this Bible essential

 

Eschatology (Christ’s Millennial Reign)

 

CHRIST’S RETURN—Christ will return bodily, with his saints, to rule and reign from Jerusalem, a literal kingdom for a 1,000 years

 

Spiritual Baptism

 

WATER BAPTISM WOULD GIVE WAY TO SPIRITUAL BAPTISM (REGENERATION)—John the Baptist and Jesus taught that once the Holy Spirit was poured out in Acts 2, water baptism would eventually disappear.[14] John the Baptist’s baptism, which was to produce the genuine fruit of the Holy Spirit (repentance), would now give way to a process whereby repentance became the first step in redemption.  The Bible makes this clear and explicit

 

Hell

 

HELL IS A REAL, LITERAL, ETERNAL INTERNMENT FOR THE DAMNED—Jesus addressed this doctrine of hell, as an eternal abode of punishment for the unbelieving, more than he did heaven

 

Dispensationalism

 

DISPENSATIONALISM IS BIBLICAL—Recognizing a clear distinction that scripture makes in God’s dealings with men, it becomes evident that ‘at sundry times and in divers manners God spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.’  Heb. 1:1,2 Because of this teaching, the apostolic church DID NOT serve as a pattern for what was to follow when the scriptures were completed.  The church was no longer “the pillar and ground of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15), the Bible is.  Authority was no longer in the apostolic leadership, but in the scriptures.  The various, visible offices in operation during the apostolic church age would disappear, giving way to the invisible leadership by the Holy Spirit.  Denominationalism with its visible, institutional, government, and undue emphasis on man, his works, and the leader’s authority, would now give way to an invisible elect.  While hidden from the natural man, this select group bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit, while believing, respecting and upholding those cardinal doctrines that distinguish the true believer from the counterfeit

 

Exclusivism

 

EXCLUSIVISM VS. INCLUSIVISM—While Jesus’ gospel teaching and message was inclusive in its mass appeal, his deepest teachings (parables) and lessons (specific doctrinal precepts) were directed to an exclusive audience.  Similar in its challenge of gathering scattered puzzle pieces to assemble the whole picture, the Holy Spirit, with the aid of the inerrant scriptures, systematically assembles a picture of the Godhead that assists the elect in understanding God’s nature, actions, and purpose.  Do most people want to engage in the spiritual pursuit of study and meditation required to accomplish the task of assembling this puzzle?  Or course not!  The Holy Spirit creates the desire

 

Collectivism:  A Theoretical Abstraction, Not a Real-World, Just Principle

 

COLLECTIVISM VS. INDIVIDUALISM—Does the Bible make a distinction and endorsement between ‘group think,’ building a consensus, and centralized power OR do the scriptures emphasize the importance of the individual and their responsibility before God?  Probably the clearest example of collectivism[15] is the tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-11.  A spiritual tyranny conceived by Nimrod, all manner of deception was initially established, perfected and implemented through the art of hunting by this wicked offspring of Ham.  I, for one, have engaged in hunting and enjoy it.  However, I do not take the legitimate advantages I gain in getting an upper hand in bagging my prey, to subsequently use this advantage on people, to get what I want.  This is precisely what Nimrod did in giving us the Babylonian mysteries.  Some practices from hunting utilized in the Babylonian religion Nimrod helped to create: 

Decoys and mimicking—by appearing and sounding like the real thing, you gain the confidence of the suspicious, dubious, naïve, fearful, curious, and unsuspecting.  By looking and acting like them, they become easy prey for telling them things they want to hear.  Your intent, of course, is to never follow through.  This is only done to gain the upper hand, and once there, never to relinquish it again. Practices falling under this category:

  • propaganda—carefully selected words, phrases, slogans crafted together to elicit a desired response.  This includes the plethora of false/fake news and misinformation circulating on the internet and the drive-by media
  • denominational narrative—personality driven, its founder either chooses a scriptural doctrine, or doctrines, taken out of context to build his empire, OR by destroying scripture[16] in hopes of gaining a following whose members consist of those marginalized by an existing denomination
  • assets—not a Jesuit member, this individual is used for the good of Mother Church by simply regurgitating Jesuit propaganda that is both destructive, politically and biblically.  An asset spreads propaganda through sayings contradictory to scripture’s teachings.  An example of this is, “God loves the sinner, but hates the sin.”  Think about it?  If God loves the sinner in spite of what they do, why should he send anyone to hell?  Is God holy, or not?  Where is the righteousness of God?  Another saying spread by the Jesuit asset is, ‘God’s word contains the truth,’ instead of declaring God’s word to BE the truth!

Game finders—studying human behavior in getting an advantage over location, specifically population concentrations, and, in the nature of fish game finders, the depth at which you find them, both factors (pop. concentrations, depth) are influenced by culture and biology

Camouflage—allows the hunter to get closer to his prey than would otherwise be possible.  Better known as infiltration, many on the left, political and religious, are masters at this.  As a matter of record, the Jesuits are experts in camouflaging.  Dr. Rivera spoke of his numerous successes in undermining Protestant denominations and destroying them through the process of camouflage and ingratiating himself (sucking up) to those within a congregation

Arms and ammunition technology—from the sling, to the bow and arrow, to the cap and ball revolver, to the rifle and shotgun, to semi-automatic and automatic arms; trial and error as well as God’s ingenuity imparted to man, has led to the continual advancement in arms and ammunition throughout history.  Falling under this category would be the internet, a web presence, marketing, advertising, a media presence, etc.  For Nimrod, this would equate to less effort with equal or surpassed expectations.  In the Babylonian mysteries celibacy would hide a multitude of sins—temple prostitution, abortion, homosexuality, lesbianism and all manner of vice and perversion.  For Nimrod and his confessional, secret thoughts, intents, and actions meant you could control your people by blackmail, threats, intimidation, and bribery.  This is the ultimate intelligence gathering apparatus!

 

The Trinity

 

While the trinity is clearly a doctrine taught in scripture, the biblical concept of God in three persons might be a little harder to fathom.  

 

  • God, the Father (Creator, Sustainer, Comforter, Director of man’s affairs on earth)
  • Eternal—no beginning or end
  • Immutable—unchangeable in morals, principles, ethics
  • Sovereign—in complete control in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, through his presence, power and knowledge that are all inclusive within the physical universe and evident everywhere and at all times.  The overall orchestration of all events, human and natural, are carefully scripted by the Creator (determinism) to fulfill his ultimate plan of Christ’s redemption on earth.
  • Omnipotent—all power resides within God and is felt in the temporal, as well as the realm of the invisible.  Satan and his demons have no power.  Satan’s power, bequeathed to him from God, is measured, weighed, and distributed, while being dispensed with certain limitations
  • Omnipresent—God is everywhere in the universe, while his presence is evident at all times
  • Omniscient—God knows all things, because he is the Creator of all things.
    • Foreknowledge[17]a trait belonging exclusively to God, is made possible by the fact God is, not was or will be.  With God, his perspective of time comes with no past and no future but always in the ever present.  This fact alone permits God to know things in the future, because from God’s perspective, they always are present.  God’s foreknowledge, in regards to redemption, does not mean God is aware of those who will accept him and those who will not.  Choosing God, or man initiating a move toward God through “prevenient grace,” is not what the Bible teaches.  Election, independent of man and determined before from the foundations of the world by the counsel of the Godhead, makes a determination of the elect
    • Moses prayer of intercession for the Hebrews and God’s repentance—What are we to make of this, since God knew what would happen?  This show of God’s mercy, forbearance and patience in the face of rebellion and wickedness, was not only for Moses’ and the Hebrew’s benefit, but for ours.  Did God really not carry through on his original judgement of those left in the camp committing idolatry, revelry, and perverseness? Yes, through Moses and later through the demise of that very generation for their refusal to enter the promise land.  God judged that generation.  God did so because their belief was not mixed with faith—a predominantly alien concept to the Hebrew mind
    • God is independent of his creation—God, outside of his creation and not subject to its natural laws, is independent of its constraints and limitations.

1. Earth Day is a resurrection of the ancient animistic belief that animate and inanimate objects (river, rocks, trees, canyons, the wind, etc.) possess a soul and spirit.  Earth Day also emphasizes the worship of the earth (the religion of Gaia) and nature, NOT the biblical creator

    • Animism is the belief that insects, birds, rocks, trees, streams, mountains, canyons, valleys, and all other organic and inorganic objects, as well as phenomenon in nature (lightening, thunder, etc.) possess a spirit, and therefore life—they are animated.  This stands in stark contrast to the Bible’s teaching that only the animals have a spirit.  Man is distinguished from the rest in the animal kingdom in that he possesses a moral conscience (“the candle of the LORD,” Prov. 20:27). This is that breath of life God breathed into Adam’s nostrils.  At which point Adam became a living soul. . . This is opposed to a dead soul, or soul without any moral conscience.  However, the Bible does teach that all of God’s creation discloses his wisdom, care and love.  As God’s entrusted steward of the natural order, man’s response to God’s creation should be one of awe, wonder, amazement, and admiration

One of the three persons within the trinity, God sovereignly conducts, and directs man’s steps, while orchestrating man’s affairs, either permitting or overruling man’s judgments on earth.  As architect of his creation, God the Father, along with Christ the Word, brought all things, visible and invisible, into existence.  God, the Father is not a nebulous concept, or incomprehensible force, but a person, albeit invisible, with a personality, consisting of a spirit.  God has no beginning, nor end.  His thoughts have always existed; therefore, the Father has never had a conception of thought(s).  God is not generic, as perceived by the relative term given to him today.  God is holy, righteous, and just. These attributes, and these alone, are what distinguish the biblical God from all other gods—his morally pure character, his holiness as reflected in a blinding physical light, and the execution of his will on earth through precepts that are righteous.  God’s holiness refers to his morally pure, incorruptible character.  God’s righteousness refers to his actions towards his creation, specifically man.  God’s justice is a reference to the implementation of his laws before men—unequivocal, without partiality, without ambiguity, without hypocrisy, void of sentimentality.  God’s emotions range from peaceful quietness to contained fury, from one of mercy to one of wrathful vengeance, from patience to the commencement of God’s judgment, from agape love to perfect hatred (Psa. 139:22), etc.

  • God, the Son (Redeemer, Sin Bearer, Creator, Eternal Judge, The Word)

Sharing the same attributes as his Father, Christ is the single most important person on the stage of human history.  His blood, the new testament,[18] reconciled sinful man to holy God.  As the only begotten of the Father and the only mediator between God and men, Jesus is religion’s worst enemy.  By fulfilling Old Testament law, his righteousness imputed (credited) to the sinner at the time the individual is baptized by the Holy Spirit, unshackles the individual from the law’s requirement to keep it through the strength of the flesh, the effort of the will, the traditions and commandments of men, with its limitations and requirements under the guise of religion.  With Christ in the individual (the Holy Spirit), this means his peace, which passes all understanding, and his rest from the works of the law, are one of many gifts he gives to his elect from the eternal treasure chest he purchased with his precious blood.  Jesus Christ’s death is the propitiation (appeasement) for the sins of the whole world, meaning no one can stand before their Creator without an excuse because the ultimate price (eternal condemnation, judgment, punishment and perdition) was paid in full. However, it is not enough to simply believe.  One must make Christ Lord in their life, i.e. Holy Spirit baptism. At that moment self is crucified and the old man is dethroned.  The world’s grip is loosened (sanctification), and a new direction for that individual is re-charted (consecration).

  • God, the Holy Spirit (Regenerator, Teacher, Leader and Guide into all truth)

Fully God and sharing the same attributes of the Father and Son, the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity, is the most misunderstood AND the one usually left out in the equation of man’s redemption—for without him the individual can never be born again.  Why was the Holy Spirit given to the elect at the time the apostolic church was born?  Romans 8:8, 9 says it best, “they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Continuing in verse 9, we are told why those in the flesh cannot please God.  They have not the Spirit of Christ.  The consequences and eternal result—a person who says they are a ‘Christian,’ but are lost, “he is none of his.”

  • Discipleship—No statement of faith should be without at least a comment regarding what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  At the moment the sinner is made a saint, and darkness emerges into the glorious light of the Savior, the process of sanctification and consecration begin their work.  This task, nothing short of miraculous, can only be accomplished by and credited to the person of the Holy Spirit. For discipleship, you see, is not a pursuit involving the will and the flesh, but an invisible, supernatural activity unseen and often unbeknownst to the one being discipled.  For the disciple of Jesus, we are not consulted regarding willingness, ability, capacity, timing, or even sacrifice.  One’s attitude must be, ‘not my will, but thine be done.’  For me personally, if I knew then, what I know now, would I be able to endure to the point I currently find myself.  Mentally, emotionally and spiritually, I could not.  Jesus’ call of discipleship is definitely not for the faint of heart or indecisive.  It is directed only to those transformed from within, whose singleness of heart, vision, and purpose become increasingly evident to those closest to us—parents, siblings, offspring and acquaintances.  For me, it changed the family dynamic affecting parents and siblings.  For offspring, it involved a divorce, pain, loneliness, isolation, and at times silence, among a cacophony of sound.  For acquaintances, it meant disappointment, for when tribulation or persecution resulted from conversations regarding the Bible, by and by they were offended.  Certainly, not having endured what the apostles did, I understand a little better what it means to be an ardent, sacrificial tool fit for the Master’s use.



Conclusion

 

During Samuel’s elevation as Israel’s prophet, it became apparent the direction Israel was moving, namely, in a direction away from God and toward the heathen nations surrounding her.  Though God is not the author of human government, and was not pleased by Israel’s request to establish a king, God nonetheless permitted it;[19] however, it was not God’s perfect will.  God wanted his people to be dependent, through faith, on him.  This is contrasted with monarchial collectivist control which usually[20] breeds dependence.  The collectivist mentality also creates an atmosphere in which immorality is perceived as increasingly acceptable and temperance as outdated and Victorian, ‘group think’ as the norm, and perceptions regarding individualism as a threat to the goals, objectives, and mindset of the group that must be silenced and extinguished at all cost. 

 

Under a system that stifles spontaneity, ingenuity, and creativity and where everything and every emotion is placed under the microscope, the collectivist mentality exchanges a personal commitment for excellence to egalitarianism; compassion as something to be forfeited because of cost considerations, and patient understanding is substituted for expediency.   

 

Finally, the Bible clearly emphasizes the importance of the individual before their Creator, Jesus Christ, while condemning any and all attempts to collectivize power in the hands of men, whose basic nature is corrupt, implacable,[21] reprobate.[22]  Not only are America’s founding documents a slap in the face to the collectivist mentality, these documents of liberty also established a separation of powers among federalized agencies.  The founders understood the basic sinful nature of man towards autocratic power, politically and religiously, namely the centralization of power, and the inevitable. . .The inevitable corruption of men’s souls.

 

  

 


 

 FOOTNOTES

 

1. The old covenant demanded the sinner go through a designated priest and offer the required sacrifice.  For sin’s sacrifice, this meant the blood of bulls and goats would be acceptable, at that time, for the sinner to have his sin(s) expiated, or atoned for (paid for, remitted, covered).  While the old covenant’s emphasis was on works and the external, God’s saints understood faith as having its origin through the unseen (the Holy Spirit) and the promises of the Messiah anticipated

2. Denominationalism is exactly what we find occurring in I Corinthians 1:12. Paul warned those in Corinth that man’s tendency is always toward men and away from Christ.  As noble, and Spirit-filled the apostles were, they realized devotion to men and not Christ would lead to contentions.  These contentions always involve doctrines of the Bible versus the commandments of men, or heresy (the denial of biblical doctrine).  Denominations were numerous during New Testament times.  Reports were that as many as eighty heretical sects existed (Fuller, David Dr., “Which Bible,” p. 2). Among these:  the circumcision, Herodians, Gnostics, Nicolaitans, Epicureans, Stoicks, Alexandrians, Libertines, Cyrenians, etc.  Three important elements designate a denomination:  denial of spiritual authority (in this case the scriptures), personality driven by the founder of the movement (rejects Christ by establishing another master, ‘you cannot serve two masters’), works based.  In a works based system there is never any rest.  The all sufficiency of Christ is rejected.  The Holy Spirit’s existence, ministry and work is denied. 

3. II Timothy 3:16, 17—All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

4. Psalm 12:6, 7—The words of the LORD are pure words:  as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

5. In the parable of the sower and the seed, in Matthew 13, Jesus told his disciples, surrounded by a multitude, that it was given to them to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to the masses “it is not given.” (v. 11). 

6. In I Peter 3:20, harkening back to the world-wide cataclysm of Noah’s days, the Lord reminds us that it was only eight souls that were saved by the waters of the flood.

7.Denominationalism involves the subjective picking and choosing of Bible doctrine taken out of its biblical context.

8. Jacob Arminius (1560-1609), rejected the Bible’s indictment of man’s radical corruption, and believed men, when circumstances were right, could initiate change by summoning within man a “prevenient grace.”  This innate grace would eventually lead men out of their darkness into light and the grace of God.

9. Bigotry can be defined as a personal belief rooted in irrational thought.  This irrational thought, which borders on a dislike or hatred for a person, is not based on any cause.  Bigotry is directed towards an individual whose skin color and/or ethnic background is beyond their control. 

10. Margaret Higgins Sanger Slee (1879-1966), one of the major proponents of eugenics, a nurse who popularized the term “birth control,” was the brains behind the American Birth Control League which spawned the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  She was also a sex educator and ardent birth control advocate.  A political tool of the left, Sanger’s Planned Parenthood clinics, many of which are most successful in the inner cities, advertise and target an inordinate amount of black people.  The ultimate objective of Planned Parenthood within the inner cities—the elimination of the black population.

11. Racism, is a term of the political left, and unfortunately a politically correct term the Democratic Party employs, as well as a Marxist divide and conquer ploy.  It is perpetuated by the left and their representatives in the media.  Racism seeks to manipulate minorities (esp. blacks) to justify their hatred and violence for white society.  This hatred towards whites (“white privilege” as coined by Marxists) is accomplished by inculcating (instilling in) the black psyche through leftist academia, the media, revisionist history and ‘historians,’ Hollywood, and sadly through certain professional sports organizations.  When altercations between law enforcement and blacks, or white and black conflict arises, the facts and evidence should be allowed to pursue their natural legal course—the impartiality of the court system.  When guilt or innocence towards the defendant(s) are determined, the case should be closed.  In recent cases however (Ferguson, MO, for example), after a decision has been rendered, bloodshed and violence ensued, it is the racists who have been applauded by the press.  Racism is NOT bigotry.  Racism is an insidious agenda of the left with numerous objectives in mind:  nationalize local law enforcement, justify rebellion and foment anarchy, create and perpetuate class warfare, generate illegitimate distrust while seeking to overthrow the existing order, consolidate consensus through media surrogates to gain or maintain political power while marginalizing opposition, destroy our system of jurisprudence, the legalization of Sharia law, the destruction or control of time-honored institutions (for example the N.F.L.).  By the way, Black Lives Matter, with its emphasis on black myopia, seeks to justify its actions and leaders no matter what they do.  This is because of their unjust defense of black people and their leaders.  A racist is one who would vote for a black, no matter how unprincipled that candidate might be.  They would vote for them because they are black.  Reason does not direct the racist’s choices, race does, hence the term racist!  Therefore, for the political left, the term is used against anyone who opposes their anarchist agenda, or agenda to “fundamentally transform America.”

12. Nationalism and populism, are both political, utopian terms, existing within the realm of theoretical abstraction.  They do not work in the real world, only in someone’s misguided mind.  Nationalism and populism both lead to an eventual political, narcissistic dead-end—the eventual destruction of personal liberty.  European Nationalsim produced two dreaded political movements. German Nationalism gave us Nazism, Italian Nationalism gave us Fascism.  And American Nationalism has given us Populism—the United States' brand of socialism. All three types of Nationalism have been conceived, established, legitimized, and metastasized (spread) by a controlled press, media, Hollywood, and other communication surrogates. They are nothing more than extensions of the tyranny in power who identify, intimidate, stifle, and eliminate dissent. Nationalism seeks a broad appeal of political issues through centralized, carefully monitored bureaucratic channels without regard for the individual, free markets, personal religious preference, and the destruction of traditional Western institutions and values.  Populism, on the one hand, claims to take the political pulse of Americans, while on the other hand it manipulates the content of the information disseminated. This is done by skedwed polls, fake news, bots generating false data, out right lying about allowing free speech when they really want to silence opposition (e.g. Net Neutrality). Projection, another form of manipulation, imposes its beliefs on individuals by saying their opposition thinks like they do. Like nationalism, populism’s creed is, ‘the end justifies the means.’  Populism is the enemy of republican ideals:  individual liberty, free-market capitalism, Constitutional law, morally conservative policies and practices, respect for the Christian religion, respect for human life.  Populism is a bed fellow with democracy, or mobocracy, where the collective is extolled and the individual is silenced.  Nationalism and Populism are opposed to individual liberty and seek the destruction of America’s founding documents—The Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence.  It should be noted, Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Fascist Italy entered into concordats with Rome prior to their wholesale political corruption from within.  A concordat, a Roman Catholic legal term, is a mutual agreement between church and state, where the church, in this case, Rome, ruled and directed everything.  In the death of Italian sovereignty, it was called the Lateran Treaty.  In Germany, it was known as Reichskonkordat, a document largely crafted and influenced by papal nuncio (ambassador) Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, later cardinal, and later Pope Pius XII.  In Spain, Rome’s European third front, leadership was embodied in one Catholic, and Mason of good standing, generalissimo Francisco Franco.  Even though Spain’s three presidents (Zamera, Azaña, Negrín) were Jesuit trained and were backed by a handful of communists, it was the Catholic controlled media that puffed the idea it was a communist revolution that Franco was fighting.  To deflect suspicion, this conflict was inspired by Rome.  How can you explain Franco who deployed several divisions of Moslem mercenaries to murder Catholics?  The Godfathers, independent testimony by Dr. Alberto Rivera, ex-Jesuit, p. 21, Chick Publications, P.O. Box 3500, Ontario, CA   91761

13. Ecumenism is the unity voice of Rome saying all paths lead to god (the individual as god, not the biblical God).  It is fueled by the influence of religious liberal bodies such as the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches.  Both groups are heavily financed by the Protestant Rockefellers. 

14. John 3:30—He must increase, but I must decrease.

Acts 1:5—For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

15. Collectivism has many names.  Its path to power is paved with lies and deception.  Its establishment of power is sustained by threats, intimidation and punishment to those opposing it.   Its maintenance of power is accomplished by an unarmed populace (achieved by gun control) and the iron fist.  Throughout history political collectivism has had many names:  Communism, Marxism, socialism, Nationalism, Populism, Fascism, Nazism, utopianism, democracy, monarchism, tyranny, dictatorship, communalism, kibbutzim, egalitarianism, unionism

16. This is subtly done through the appearance of ‘Christianity,’ while denying scripture’s inspiration, or inerrancy.  When they say scripture, they mean the counterfeit manuscripts (Jerome’s counterfeit Latin vulgate, which is Origen of Alexandria’s corrupt ‘bible’ influenced by Greek and Oriental philosophy).  When they say they believe in biblical inerrancy, they refer to the original autographs, not the K.J.V.

17. Isaiah 42:9—Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare:  before they spring forth I tell you of them.

18. I Cor. 11:25—After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood:  this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

19. God’s permissive will takes into consideration man’s sin and the fact, man or Satan, initiates sin.  It is what we generally witness on this planet.  God’s perfect will is the absence of man’s sin in the context of God’s irrevocable will.  However, whether we are talking God’s perfect will, or God’s permissive will, in the end God’s sovereignty will orchestrate all things after the counsel of his will.  This is because though ‘a man’s heart deviseth his way, it is the LORD that directeth man’s steps.’ Prov. 16:9

20. I say “usually,” because the bulk of Israel’s kings, for the northern and southern kingdoms, were corrupt and self-serving.

21. Unable to be pacified

22. Reprobate means unprincipled or immoral. Past the limit of personal reformation.  “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”  Matt. 19:26