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The Pilgrim´s Way...As Judgment Falls

10.01.2005

Has the holy and righteous God of Israel given over America to judgment? Are the fiery aircraft missiles of 9/11, the one-two punch of the flood waters of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the earthquakes to come a clear warning from God that he is going to destroy the land of America/Babylon by fire, earthquake, and flood, Revelation 16:17-21, 18:1-24? Regretably, I think so. Why? Four reasons...(1) Because of America's betrayal and seduction of Israel and the Jewish people, who themselves will be judged and scattered again by God for rejecting his Son...2) Because of American Christendom's betrayal of Jesus by welcoming seducing spirits and doctrines of devils and refusing to repent when exposed...(3) Because of the acceptance and legalization of the homosexual lifestyle of Sodom and Gomorrah...(4) And finally, to execute vengeance for the mass murder of fifty million children in their mother's womb.

Dark and gloomy days are here and will only get worse with the passing of time. I do not enjoy writing these things. I have written them knowing full well that God does not take pleasure in the death of sinners, and neither should any of us, Ezekiel 18:23,32. My heart is broken for what is coming upon the people of this world, which includes my family and friends. However, a heart that is truly broken will not be silenced and stopped from speaking the truth in love and with compassion, hoping some will hear and turn from their ways.

The prophet Zephaniah saw the days of wrath now before us today and said..."The great day of the Lord is near, it is near and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord. The mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord. And their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung....I have cut off the nations, their towers are desolate. I made their streets waste, that none passeth by. Their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant....Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey. For my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger. For all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy."

Seeing the death and destruction around us, and knowing what is to come, Christians should humbly cry out to the lost around them and say as Jesus did in similar circumstances...unless you repent, you shall likewise perish, Luke 13:1-5. To many American Christians these words are too harsh and cruel, even though they came from the mouth of the one they say they love. Many of them have most likely never read this passage or heard it from the pulpit. Moreover, the perishing or death Jesus is talking about is not just physical death when the soul separates from the body. He is warning of the eternal separation from his presence when he casts an unrepentant sinner into Hell, Matthew 10:28.

I have received many replies to the "Solomon is Calling, Part 4...Changing the World" letter posted on my web site. Some of you have asked me to clarify what I meant by the three pillars of pollution that have doctrinally seduced most of Christendom in America....(1) the prosperity gospel of the pampered prophets, (2) the militant patriotism guided by the "just" war doctrine for Christians established by Constantine and Augustine, (3) and the new age psycho-babble of the purpose-driven, possibility-thinking, and mega-church movements. These three evil pillars, along with the "ecumenical" movement led by the Pope of Rome, clearly reveal the Great Harlot religion of Revelation 17, who will also be destroyed during Daniel's 70th Week.

As I was preparing to write another letter to all of you, I received an article from Tom Lamb, whose web site I am linked with. He is from New Zealand, so we have never met face to face, but we have exchanged emails over the last couple of years and seem to have many things in common. I began to read the article sent out to his mailing list and became deeply moved in my heart at what I was now reading. So I decided to include it in this letter to you. I encourage all of you to read his article and see for yourself how he has spoken the truth in the love and compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ. What is refreshing is how he points you to the person of the resurrected Jesus Christ and not to himself or any other man. Nor does he pitch you for money or offer to sell you his latest message or bottle of holy water.

My friends, every one of you who know in your hearts that Jesus is alive can see that the doctrinal pollution in Christendom, wars, diseases (aids), earthquakes, tidal waves, hurricanes, and the legalization of abortion and homosexuality, are pointing to the return of the Lord to this Earth in judgment and to establish his Kingdom. His judgment on this final evil generation is intensifying as a woman with child in travail. These generational birth pangs, which run parallel with the return of the Jews to Israel, are becoming more painful and will soon give birth to the Antichrist of Daniel's 70th Week of seven years, Daniel 9:27. He will promise to relieve the gloominess and darkness that has overcome the Earth. For awhile he will seem to be successful, for peace and happiness will break out in the Middle East. However, this is when the fullness of God's wrath will be unleashed creating unheard of sorrows. Like the generational sorrows that produced the Antichrist, the intensifying sorrows of the 70th Week will give birth to the coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ, when he sets foot in Jerusalem to establish his millennial reign.

Furthermore, we all need to know or be reminded that the only way to be part of this coming Kingdom is through Godly sorrow, repentance, and faith in the shed blood and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. His blood applied to our heart or spirit by the Holy Spirit is the only thing that can wash away the sin nature we were all born with. A sin nature that exists from birth in our spirit, mind, and body, that manifests itself in the pride of this life, love of money, and love of this world system and its carnal pleasures, 1 John 2:16. Once we receive our new pure heart or spirit, the now indwelling Holy Spirit immediately begins the renewal or sanctification of our minds every day, while we await the coming of the Lord to give us new glorious bodies. Remember, salvation of our heart, mind, and body is a gift, and can only be received, not earned by your own power and strength. All of us who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit by repentance and faith know that a "war" now exists "in our minds" between the old nature yet in your body, and the new heart or spirit that is hooked up with the Holy Spirit and his power, 1 Peter 2:11, Galatians 5:16-26.

Know this, it is our inherited proud sin nature that blinds us from seeing how hopelessly arrogant and wretched we really are. When we are first told of our sin nature, we recoil at the thought that we are really that bad and hopelessly so. We refuse to see ourselves as God the Father does! Yet something in our heart convicts us that we need to be changed. As I have written many times, the four most difficult confessions before God in my life were...(1) Admitting how rotten and wretched I really was, and how desperately I needed the love, forgiveness, and power of Jesus Christ to escape God's wrath and eternal condemnation that I deserved...(2) Admitting to the God of Israel that I was born with a nature that both despised him, and honored any other god or religion that allowed me to rationalize and justify the desires of my heart...(3) That I was guilty of crucifying the Son of God who came to show me the way, the truth, and the life...(4) And that all nations are controlled and manipulated by Satan, and that America, who I loyally served for five years as a commissioned officer in its Army, was really Babylon the Great, the final phase of the Roman Empire prophesied by Daniel. I can assure you that when you truly confess and come clean with the Lord Jesus Christ, thereby spiritually entering his Kingdom, you will soon find out, as I did, that America and the nations are presently headed on a violent collision course with God because of Satan's dominion over them.

Tom has reminded me, and I hope you as well, that the political-religious kingdoms and nations of this present world all belong to Satan and his fallen angels, and that at the glorious return of the Lord Jesus, Satan and his evil hordes will be cast into the bottomless pit for one thousand years, Revelation 20. Our mission as pilgrims is to love people by telling them of Satan's delusions that blind them, as they once did us, and point them to the Lord Jesus, his bloody cross, glorious resurrection, and his second coming. His article is well worth the time it will take you to read it through. He clearly defines the way of the true pilgrim or remnant on this Earth, who eagerly await the coming of the King of Kings. And he exposes the twisting of the scriptures that so identifies the leaders of the Great Harlot.

For example, as Tom says concerning Luke 22:36-38, where Jesus tells his disciples, including Peter, to buy a sword, is twisted and used by militant Christian patriots to justify killing their enemies. Keep in mind that Peter, after hearing that from the Lord, then used his sword in an attempt to behead those who came to arrest Jesus. Matthew and John's account of this momentous incident reveals how Peter and the others misunderstood what Jesus was teaching about the sword, for the Lord heals the man Peter tried to kill, and in rebuke says...Peter, put up again thy sword into his place, for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword, Matthew 26:51-56, John 18:10-11. Peter was stunned and confused. He didn't yet realize that he needed a new heart, as we all do, in order to properly understand the teachings of Jesus Christ. But on the day of Pentecost, Peter's carnal reaction to violence was washed away when he was filled with the Holy Spirit and given a new heart. And if you read his letters, which were written by the hand of God now within him, you will clearly see the change in Peter's attitude toward his enemies, 1 Peter 2: 21-25, 3:13-22, 4:1-19.

Peter, like other writers of the New Testament, heard Jesus say concerning the "two swords" they possessed that dark day of the Lord's arrest...It is enough, Luke 22:38. Is it possible the Lord was telling his disciples that "it", the two-edge sword which is his word, is all they need when engaged in the spiritual warfare against the fallen angels that control the human race, Revelation 1:6, 2:12,16, 19:15,21, Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17? I think so! Moreover, the two edges of the sword have distinct meanings and must be spoken together in order to understand the nature of God One edge are the words of love, mercy, forgiveness, and grace. The other edge are the words of judgment, wrath, and eternal condemnation upon all those who reject his offer of mercy and forgiveness. The God of Israel, the Lord Jesus Christ, is a Holy God who will separate out from his Kingdom all that refuse to repent. That day is upon us my friends.

Please contact Tom and visit his web site if you so desire. Also, I welcome any comments or questions you might have, so please click on the the "guestbook" to post your comments, or you can just reply by email. While you here on the site I again encourage to read the article, "Babylon's Final Fall", which explains in scriptural detail what is going to happen to the United States and when.
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Tom Lamb
http://beyondcamp.net
beyondcamp@clear.net.nz

Greetings fellow pilgrims, those sitting on the camp fence, and the odd spy! Hope this letter finds you well and pressing on the upward way. Or should I say along the narrow way! Narrow is the way: Yes, the way remains narrow, and few are those who find it. Simply because, the Bible tells us so.

Obviously, those who make it are those who can be spiritually called (not branded) ... the remnant of God. Remember, Jesus' flock is always small according to scripture (that's tiny, little, minute, wee - ya ken whatta mean!). To many, this notion is unpopular, especially in this day of "think big", mega-church attendance, and the 'gospel of prosperity' peddling! Reason ... because the word 'small', little' and 'remnant' do not sound trendy nor do they "go with the flow" (they don't bring in the bucks or the applause of others, in other words), and those few who hear and follow the voice of the great Pastor (that's our shepherd - the Lord Jesus Christ of scripture) is both a rock of offence and a stumbling block to the masses. Simply because our Creator will never fit in with "our" agenda while He has cut everyone out of His, until, when and if, they come and fall on the His Rock.

Yes, ROCK OF OFFENCE and STUMBLING BLOCK! Did you really get that!? The reason some may snub and ostracize you because it snubs the truth
which you may stand for. It says (that's the word) ... "Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake." That's for Jesus sake! Is this the gospel you have been called to? The unpopular, raw and base version? Whose a candidate for this kingdom anyway?

"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." Or ... "for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." It's so easy to take the cozy, wide road which welcomes and entertains everyone at no real cost or cross to bear. "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." Meaning, there is great disdain on anyone categorizing themselves as just pilgrims passing through this life, opposed to those who market a religious show-piece for (temporal) "spiritual" affluence and admirability.

His way (that's our Maker's) is contrary and even foolish to the things of the world. Oh, how the Evangelical Movement (the Mainstream - comfortable - Church) continues to follow the wide road that only leads one way ... down. Accommodating all that is false and apostate. As it celebrates it's contemporary, up-market, funky image (how it can change to suit the times but refuses to change to suit the Saviour) and flaunts it's relevance in the world (making it apart of the world). While the remnant are in it but not of it, choosing the cross above prosperity, popularity, prestige, fame and acceptance. Who is really on the Lord's side? Who is really willing to fall on the Rock instead of the Rock falling on them?

Yes, time will tell and time is telling, as religionists show their true colors by placing their blind allegiance to their flag, their country, their Caesar, and their spiritual professional ("Christian" guru that is), above the kingdom. Labeling anyone who remains in the wilderness as irrelevant, weird, cultic or "off the rails".

Appealing unto Caesar:

You know a scripture Christendom is gooey over and quoting a lot at present (in order to seduce the Pilgrim Church into getting involved in politics and rallying around social causes) is by stating how Paul appealed to Caesar. The notion being ... if Paul can appeal to Caesar then this gives license so the elect can challenge (or force) the State or society to change it's stance on morality and decency, believing we are doing God and "humankind" a good turn. The truth is, we cannot
change society. It is not our call. Neither is it our call to reform nations (or apostate churches for that matter), but to make disciples out of (out of) them.

Yeah, Paul appealed to Caesar all right! However, let's look at this in line with the true context of Acts and not to suit some wannabe or religious agenda. Let's see if Paul really went to Rome to tell Caesar what a naughty empire he was governing at times, and how it could be improved or fixed-up by listening to his heavenly advise? Let's examine the whole context of why Paul was appealing to Caesar and help knock another Golden Cow off its perch in the process (should you find this correction true)? Here are the references (only found in Acts) to weigh up in the light of the full counsel of God.:

Acts 25:11. "For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar."

Remember, here was an innocent man who was being condemned by his Jewish kinsman as the lowest of the low, just because he was always ready to point out the error of their way and point them to the true prophet who came as Messiah and Redeemer.

Acts 25:21. "But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar."

Paul's heart was for Israel. However, Israel's religious hierarchy despised him as they did His Savoir, because the truth meant their job was in jeopardy due to the fact that the old Levitical priesthood had been done away with at the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth (Heb. 7:11). These Blokes were so hard against the truth, and fanatic for their obsolete religion, that a number of them even swore an oath refusing to eat or drink again, under a curse, until they put Paul to death (Acts 23:12). This is religion at it's worse, showing it's true (crazy) colors when the chips are down, and truth cannot be compromised with. Yet Paul would not use this against them as his desire was to win them.

Acts 28:19. "But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of." Under Caesar (Paul being a Roman citizen - Acts 22: 25-29) Paul was granted Roman protection (Acts 23:27).

Acts 25:25. "But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him."

Conclusion: The Jewish Concision were trying to block out Paul (getting rid of him) in order to silence the truth. Paul took advantage of his Roman citizenship (going right to the top) in order to secure Caesar's protection so his life would be spared in order for the gospel to proceed. Also, this was a two-prong blessing as God had called Paul to Rome (Acts 23:11) and this could strategically open the way for the Gentile world to hear the truth of the good news, fulfilling Acts 13:46
and Gal. 2:8. If the Jews could get Rome's backing against the "new sect" (Acts 28:22) as they did when the got rid of it's leader, Jesus (Acts 4: 27-28), then think of how effective the world would've been in getting rid of the way and stifling the gospel? Doesn't politics make ya sick!?

Acts 23:27. "This man (Paul) was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman."

The book of Acts finishes on this note from Rome:

"Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God (not political or religious reform, social change, or 'Kingdom Now' theology), and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him."

If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight:

You know scripture tells us to pray for those in power in the (civil) world. It also commands the disciple to pay his way (not ripping off the system but paying his taxes and being a loyal citizen) as I also have kept repeating Paul ... to use the world but not abuse it. Scripture does not say to rebel against the king or speak evil of dignitaries. Or over-throw those in power whether they are for evil or for good. The complete opposite in fact. Did Jesus ever preach against this brutal Emperor or his illegal occupation of "the Holy Land"? Did Paul ever preach against a tyrant called Caesar Nero? No, he appealed unto Caesar as we already know and was never guilty of going after, or going against his fellow Jewish kinsman, even though they went against him and the church, in such a blood thirsty and barbaric way.

Acts 25:10. "Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest."

Did the early Christians ever support one nation rising up against another or take part in it? You will not find record or a shred of evidence to this cause in the whole New Testament.

I do not know George Bush or Tony Blair, or what forces are swaying them, nor what is in their heart. However, nowhere does scripture say we (the remnant called out) are to support or go to war for a government. What George or Tony does is their prerogative, as long as we (the called out) are in obedience to our call ... praying for governments, so peace can prevail, and the gospel can go out unhindered. Immensely simple really!

The New Testament is clear that we are not to take up the sword as the trained professional solders are ordered to, and methodically, clinically and calculatingly destroy other lives. However, it does make provision for a believer to carry a sword (Luke 22:36). This is the only scripture that patriots, 'kingdom-now' advocates, and puritans can find to justify their "holy" destructive crusades ("we are taking the world by storm - for Jesus" - or defending our interests from theirs), where it is actually not a license for making war at all, but provision for a believer to own a firearm. One must understand that in "Biblical" times in the Middle East, before the population explosion of man forced dangerous beasts out of the region, it was dangerous to take a journey from one region to another due to the odd man-eating lion or other predators lurking along the way. There was also the danger of bandits and robbers. A sword in the pouch could serve as a deterrent. It was also practical to own a weapon to hunt your own game for the family table. And what happened if a righteous man saw a woman or child in
danger from some evil maniac and there was no one around to come to their rescue?

When solders came to the last prophet of the Old ushering in the New (as in the manner of the trend in Judea at the time) he said, Do violence to no man! In other words (further taken up by Jesus Himself) ... if you want to follow your new king then you now belong to His kingdom outside of mans, and therefore, as a servant of His, you will not fight! There was simply no need to ... the war had been won. It was and is ... finished!! Calvary was total and complete! Forever!

It is finished!?

I remember some time back on a news report where a US army captain or NCO, or someone, was being interviewed in regards to the action they were taking in Iraq to justify a nation invading a foreign, sovereign, nation, without permission, invitation, or UN sanction (they can and will do this by the way, as Jesus said YE SHALL HEAR OF WARS and "nation shall rise against nation"). His explanation was (to words of this effect) ... "This is a holy war. We as US solders are Christian solders going against a heathen enemy for a righteous cause. By us taking bullets and rockets to our enemy is God's way of bringing His wrath to them and recompensing evil. Before we go into combat we pray and ask God's blessing on our efforts and seek His strength and might to carry His plan forward."

Oh yeah! Who has brain washed these guys to that extent? Go and do your destructive acts but please leave GOD out of the picture and don't expect the true pilgrim's support to take out innocents along the way, causing mass suffering and misery, justifying it as war! I have seen all the "touching" photos of combat solders huddled around praying and doing the 'team (spiritual) bonding' thing (with a bible in hand); or stopping for a church service before action stations. I have also se(which you may brush off as propaganda) the other side of the story. We are constantly being feed by the media this one-sided spin, about a righteous crusade against the forces of evil, when in actual fact they are fighting against a desperate, disadvantaged people who are using the most desperate measures to defeat a hi-tech occupation enemy, who they too see as the forces of evil coming against them, to force their corrupt system upon them, to feed and build on their own interests (ask the Vietnam decision maker, Robert MacNamara, what he thinks now?). The problem is many would rather allow the newsroom to sway their convictions (one way or the other - depending on who owns it) than the word of God.

Where in the New Testament is there Christian armies going against their enemies when we are told to love, forgive, and pray for our enemies? Where in the New Testament is the Way ever taking up arms to shake off the Jewish Zealots who where out to pay havoc and waste the Christians? Where in the Book of Acts, or the whole New Testament for that matter, is the redeemed recorded defending themselves or taking up arms when the chief terrorist Saul and his henchmen dragged families out of bed in the early hours of the morning to their fate? Or where is there one little mention or record of the believers being told to join in the insurrections against the (illegal) Roman Occupation of their land at the time, or organizing an uprising themselves against it, or arming their own "Christian" militia? You wont find it dear Saint because it is not there and is in total contrast to the gospel, and in total contrast from the words of John the Baptist at the beginning of the New Testament era when he addressed the solders of his day, "Do violence to no man", as already stated. To Jesus who said, "My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight". To Paul who said, "having slain the enmity" by abolishing it on the cross. To James who said, "From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not." To Peter who said, "No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."

Simply because, as a soldier of Christ, we fight the good fight of faith and know our fight is not against flesh and blood (did you get that ... NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD) but against spiritual forces, as also the weapons we use are not carnal (THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL) ... as bombs and rockets are replaced by the spiritual things which are mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. As in the manner of Acts, when the chips are down ... "We ought to obey God rather than men"!

Sounds like the real enemy is within to me! Which needs dealing with spiritually! And constantly! No gun or grenade will work against this one. Going after our enemies (human enemies we are to love and forgive and pray for) are just a diversion and trick to make us part of the problem and not part of the answer, by making us react emotionally or intellectually and not spiritually. The answer ... the cross, the cross, the cross!!! Not as a banner to wave or adornment to be worn, but as something to be applied to every ounce of our carnal nature lurking in our own lives, that we may be crucified with Christ, to the world and the world to us. And if you are reacting to what I have just written, then may be it is the old man (the carnal 'self' nature) raising it's ugly head again, because within our wicked uncircumcised hearts we would rather do it "our"/mans way and not God's.

In other words ... the forces of evil we are coming across and discern by the Spirit (not physical senses) is the spiritual opposition placed on us by an invisible army of spiritual hoards, in cohesion with their leader Satan, in order to keep man confused, at loggerheads with each other, destroying each other, so that mankind would be diverted from the cross and not even survive to be given the chance of salvation. When a believer joins in any worldly cause is he or she in actual fact aiding the enemy's (the Devil's) onslaught to rob, kill and destroy. We, the true remnant are sent to bring life and light, not condemnation or destruction.

"But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again (so much for 'seed faith' and 'prosperity teaching'); and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil (you wont be taught this at military academy, will you?)."

Yes, a narrow way! How narrow can it get? To this extent ... the dismissal of us, and to the manifestation of Him, with whom we have to do!

Back to John again (just a voice in the wilderness) ... pointing us to behold the man; the lamb of God: John endorsed this simple message ... more and more of Him, as we deal with, moment by moment, less and less of us! Very clear and straight to the point ... "He must increase, but I must decrease."

John was fading, as was the Old System of an eye for an eye and retribution to your enemies, to a new and living way going beyond just loving your neighbor, to loving those who despise and hate you. And serving our (worldly) masters with fear (not rebelling against them) even when they are froward.

The new message was now on the scene to be embraced by those called out ... to point us away from ourselves to Him, the Redeemer. As the remnant called out, the only calling we know is to point people to Jesus. Not to our way, our answer, our doctrine, our opinion. To remain safe we point folk to Him, the one and only mediator between God and man. And because there is another Jesus and another gospel out there, we make sure we point people to the Word of the word ... the Christ of the scriptures. Everything else we proclaim is to make folk think for themselves, and to expose the nonsense that has obscured Him (where opinion and personal prejudice, and anything else of self, not nailed to the cross, finds it hard getting in the way), by going to the word found in the scriptures for the answer/s.

"It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me."

"But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."

Don't follow me, follow the Bible! Don't listen to me, listen to Him! I don't have any answers let alone the answer. However, He does. We come into this world lost as orphans without a Daddy, and need pointing to our Father, who can only be found through coming through His Son Jesus ...

"Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father"!

Which means religion in every shape and form is totally redundant, and any other way to find God outside the Jesus of the Holy Bible, is a white elephant. Yes, it is finished!! So suicide bombers can drop their madness and fall on their face towards the one true God of heaven and earth, and cry out for mercy; and the Christian soldier can leave his weapon at home and be a servant and not a killing-machine; and the religious professional can repent and admit that his job is superfluous, that he is only obstructing the kingdom from the masses; and the religionist (whether Catholic, Protestant, Byzantine, Evangelical, Puritan, Fundamentalist) can admit their doctrine and church is manmade, and becoming a child is all that is necessary in entering the kingdom. The way is narrow! His name is Jesus! As no man cometh unto the Father, but by Him.

Tom Lamb
http://beyondcamp.net
beyondcamp@clear.net.nz

 

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