If you’ve ever grown squash plants, you may know vividly what happens when squash bugs bore into the root and kill it. Squash plants are only as good as their roots, and that’s why it is important for farmers to know what rots the roots and what nourishes the roots of plants. Or eventually the squash bugs will be around to help finish off the rotten root, because “it’s what they do”.
Is it possible that what is rotting America’s roots today is a new version of Christianity? A version according to us rather than GOD?
I recently heard a rant on social media. This person claimed to be a “Christian” and spent time explaining (in their words): “what Christianity “means to me“.
This individual on social media defined Christianity as being about:
- Having a “heart for GOD”; they explained one’s actions are unrelated to one’s heart
- Having “love” (defined by what love “means to them”)
- Not “judging” and to them “that’s not what Christianity is” as you must “love” them and let them do what they think is right without any rebuke
At least that’s what “Christianity” meant “to them”. Didn’t GOD say to rebuke and exhort? Didn’t apostle Paul say to judge each other, except when doubtful matters were involved? Didn’t Jesus define love as “if you love me, keep my commandments?” Doesn’t having a “heart for GOD” mean our heart is not separate from our actions? Does GOD matter anymore? Does what He say have anything to do with what “we think” today?
The response to this anti-Biblical self-fabricated version of “Christianity” according to this individual? Over fifteen thousand people raved and “LIKED” the comments spoken which were devoid and contradictory to Scripture! How many today know Scripture? Most of the arguments were highly reminiscent of the old justifications that we heard in the 1970s as to why “rock n’ roll” is acceptable to GOD – only today that argumentation is being used for everything from transsexualism and sodomy to murder (abortion) to divorce to witchcraft being viewed as entertainment (Harry Potter) and the most profane of sins. But the core arguments and philosophy began in the 1970s as people began to justify their “Christian rock”.
And today, people praise this type of “feel good” rhetoric. And this teaching emanates straight from the Satanic Bible that preaches “‘do what thou wilt’ shall be the whole of the law“. In essence, the majority of American Christians today have espoused the basic tenets of Satanism philosophically, and their culture and lifestyle looks like it came straight out of Baal worship.
Jesus warned that if you don’t take His cross you can’t be His disciple. Yet, perhaps the vast majority of American Christians don’t care what Jesus said, because that isn’t “what it means to them”.
So let me translate what was said in that social media rant that I saw:
- Live evil and follow the Satanic Bible as long as you love Jesus “in your heart”.
- Christian love is doing whatever you want, as long as you give lip service to Jesus.
- Rebuking and exhorting those in sin is “judging” and that’s very bad.
- The apostle Paul got it wrong in I Corinthians 6:2 teaching us to judge each other.
- Jesus was confused when He stated that by their fruits you will know them.
- “Judge not” in Matthew 7 can be twisted to whatever warped desires we have.
That social media rant revealed in great part what is rotting America’s roots. In three bullet points, it was clear that:
- Fathers have failed their families by not grounding them in the Word.
- “What it means to me” has become the average church goers’ “source of truth”.
- Christians today don’t know the Bible very well, if at all.
Today, people want to have sex with any person and any thing that they desire. They want to participate in the most bizarre orgies or Satanic practices and still be “Christian”. One Christian rocker said they have gotten past “the fear of GOD”. At least that’s what it “meant to me” he could add. Proverbs chapter 1 says the “fear of GOD is the beginning of wisdom”. So who do you believe? This Christian rocker? Or the Bible? Most seem to side with the Christian rocker. It has become a circus in American “Christianity” better titled “Church-i-anity”.
Today, Jesus and GOD have been crafted into idols – false gods that do not resemble the Jesus of the Bible. Is this why so many CINOs (Christians-in-name-only) flash the Satanic salute, listen to Satanic music, watch Satanic entertainment, and live in fornication, while calling themselves a follower of “Christ”?
I am reminded of Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer who said she would never change her blindness because the first face she is going to see is the face of Jesus. She probably penned more hymns than any other hymn writer in history and wrote some of the greatest and most sung hymns of the past two centuries. She stated:
“Sometimes I need to reject the music proposed for my songs because the musicians misunderstand that the Fanny Crosby who once wrote for the people in the saloons has merely changed the lyrics. Oh my no. The church must never sing it’s songs to the melodies of the world.” – Fanny Crosby
Today’s “Christianity” is not a reflection of Scripture, but like the false Christs that so many have sculpted into their own image today, Christianity has become whatever it “means to me” rather than what it means to GOD. Why? They are simply clueless about what GOD in the Bible says about it, and no wonder – after all, the time they should have spent reading the Bible is most likely being spent listening to rock ‘n’ roll at home and in churches, because the Bible verses condemning enchanters really don’t apply anymore – at least, that’s “what it means to some”. In reality, most congregations prefer their “Christian” witch doctors and shamans, who call themselves “pastors” and “worship leaders” rather than the Holy Word of GOD. In fact to most in American churches, “grace” and “love” and “holiness” is “whatever it means to you”. “What it means to them” is that the Bible got it wrong when it said that all Scripture was given to us for doctrine, so if you want to toss out the Old Testament or even parts of the New Testament, then feel free if that’s “what it means to you”.
Perhaps that is why two veteran “Christian” film directors, who once created hard-hitting spiritual films, are now creating a new movie with hundreds of immodestly clad young college girls running rampantly through it as the central theme of it. After all, when Jesus said to not lust after a woman, that’s only for the men evidently – the women couldn’t possibly be guilty contributors by pulling off half their clothes – and we know these Christian film directors couldn’t possibly have a lustful bone in their body – not in the modern era where “Christian” men are too DE-sensitized from internet porn to notice a girl wearing short-shorts in public.
We can soon expect that girls running semi-nude with surf boards through “Christian films” will become the norm. Wait a minute! It already is. Remember “Soul Surfer”? Oh, and there’s a long tradition before that of such revelry, beginning with Billy Graham’s so-called “evangelistic films” in the 1960s. After all, they were “evangelistic” and we all know that as long as you’re doing a ministry, you can do whatever else you wanna do, right? Indeed, those 1960s Graham films must be acceptable to GOD as long as they were doing evangelism in the process of filming beautiful girls in bikinis playing volleyball and talking about Jesus, correct? At least, that was what “evangelism” meant to Billy Graham, and he couldn’t possibly be wrong, could he? Billy Graham is the father, in many ways, of “cesspool Christianity” with all of its heavy metal rockers, bikini girls, tattoos, filthy entertainment, and justifications of evil in the name of Christ which pervades almost every Christian university today and many churches.
If someone has good looks, lots of money, and flaunts their body and power, most church goers “LIKE” whatever they say on social media, regardless of how ghastly it is spiritually. Therefore, it is no wonder that church goers are now all about being “LIKED”, so they also focus on their body, gaining popularity and power and money, getting their bodies to look good enough to flaunt them, and then do whatever feels good, no matter how raunchy – because in their mind, the Old Testament morals and judgments of GOD are all ancient history, and “grace” is all about being able to do whatever you want so that “grace may abound” (the very thing that Paul the apostle vehemently condemned).
And woe to the poor soul who speaks out against this modern cabal of Satanic iniquity being practiced by most church goers. Any such preacher will be labeled “judge”, “extremist”, “fanatic”, “right-winger”, “hater”, and treated to about every sort of gossip, mockery, verbal abuse, mental anguish, threats, and persecution imaginable. In some ways, righteous pastors have more to fear from the retaliations of those church goers who want to live like Satan all week and still be told on Sunday that all is well. And most of these church goers want “payback” on any pastor, who they call a “judger”, condemning their sinful lifestyles. Thus, it makes sense that when a righteous pastor falls into sin, these evil church goers just about have a celebration rather than grieving. No wonder so many pastors are either falling silent, dropping out of the ministry, or joining in this new ghastly debacle being labeled as “Christianity” – or better phrased “Christianity according to American church goers”. If you live outside of America, do not learn her church goers’ ways. Judgment is coming!
Humans are good at lying to themselves. If they want to rock ‘n’ roll, they do it. If they want to drink booze, they do it. If they want to divorce their spouse, they do it. If they want to view porn, they do it. If they want to celebrate a holiday, they do it. If they want to hang out with semi-nude girls in the name of “ministry”, they do it. And most today don’t admit they’re wrong, but instead justify their sins and rant with names like “haters” or “judges”against those who righteously rebuke them for their defilement of the temple of Christ – if, indeed, they are a temple of the Holy Spirit. And that’s very questionable for most church goers when you examine how rotten the fruit is.
Many church goers today lie to the world through their social media and say righteous judgment is wrong, false “love” is good, and all those “do-right Nazis” are the problem in the world, because they’re “judging me”. This is this vast majority of church goers in America who claim to be followers of “Christianity”. While works do not save us, they do show whether we’ve been truly saved. Is it possible that America is merely religious and not followers of Christ? Is America filled with “‘Christians’ who aren’t Christians” who worship a “‘Jesus’ who isn’t Jesus”?
What did Jesus say? He rebuked the sinful religious crowd in the Sermon on the Mount about their lust, self-centered lifestyles, and self-justifications. He stated in that famous message:
“”Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:16-20
America has changed so drastically since the 1960s. The following quotes from a diverse group of philosophically different people sheds a bit of light on why America has changed so drastically.
“The secret of America’s genius is not in her halls of Government or even in the Senate, but in her homes and churches. America is great because she is good, and when she is no longer good she will no longer be great.” – United States Senator Henry F. Ashurst of Arizona
“The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to believe that we are human beings or that we are chattel, it is where we are trained to see the sex and race divisions and become callous to injustice even if it is done to ourselves, to accept as biological a full system of authoritarian government.” – Gloria Steinem, speech, July 1981
“Family is what grounds you.” – Angelina Jolie, interview, Jun. 13, 2001
“The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.” – Marianne E. Neifert, Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide
“The family is the basis of society. As the family is, so is the society, and it is human beings who make a family-not the quantity of them, but the quality of them.” ― Ashley Montagu
Families have changed, and schools, churches, and governments are all composed of the building block of families. Families are no longer led by fathers in studying the Word of GOD in the home.
There are two types of evil doers: 1) those who do evil and repent (and we should embrace and restore these individuals), and 2) those who do evil and justify it as “righteous” (this is the most prevalent form of evil in Christianity today).
I can tell you more than one story of pastors who had affairs and repented. My heart goes out with compassion upon such a person and we should embrace and restore the penitent sinner, realizing it may be us next, instead of isolating, shunning, and gossiping about them like serpents of the Dragon.
I can also tell you of massive statistics of unrepentant Baptists who have affairs and divorce their spouse without repentance while claiming to be good Christians. There’s also those who assimilate and emulate the world in every way, embrace the culture of Baal in music, dress, holidays, entertainment and such, and who even in their churches live by Satanic philosophies such as “the end justifies the means” or “sin that grace may abound” and refuse to repent. We are not told to embrace and restore unrepentant brothers in gross sin, but rather to shun them according to 1 Corinthians 5, not “according to me”.
And then there are the Pharisees who sit in their pews and judge others every Sunday, but based on their own criteria of what, in their opinion, is acceptable to themselves and to GOD, rather than what is acceptable to GOD based upon the Bible. Ironically, this sort of person usually has little compassion on people falling into sin. They are white-washed sepulchers with zero compassion, love, mercy, or grace, while hypocritically participating in sins that their church and pastor endorse such as assimilation of the culture, absorption of its pagan entertainment, and refusal to get involved in unbelievers’ lives outside of their own cliques and “church clubs”. Why? They don’t think it’s sin. And they will answer to GOD for their refusal to admit and repent of their sins of assimilation and hard-hearted self-righteousness. Repentant prostitutes and rapists will walk into heaven before those who inhabit a church pew on Sunday, thinking that filling that seat is their duty to GOD, while refusing to repent of their assimilation and justification of sins.
“… Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.” – Matthew 21:31-32
“Christianity Today” is the best way to describe what is in most congregations in America, and it’s not true Biblical Christianity. Let me illustrate for you what I mean. Which of the below are Christians and which are non-Christians and which are Satanists? You may be very surprised to learn who is who. Then again, you may not. Not much surprises me anymore as well in American “Christianity”.
Much worse could be posted as photos, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable posting such raunchy photos. Just know that almost everyone above consider themselves to be Christians.
What does the unchanging GOD say in His Word on assimilating the heathen?
“When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations.” – Deuteronomy 18:9
“Thus says the LORD: “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles …” – Jeremiah 10:2
Of course, today’s modern “Christians” have become so “wise” (in their own eyes) that they have learned how “unimportant” the Old Testament is to GOD and believers and how much GOD has supposedly “changed” from the Old Testament, so let me quote the New Testament:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:2
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” – 1 John 2:15
I can see why most false teachers just want music thumping in their church for most of the service. Opening a Bible and reading it could really contradict everything that’s taking place in their modern “Christian” temple.
The deluded writer of “The Reluctant Skeptic” recently expressed the new mindset of many in churches who call themselves “Christians”. He stated:
“I remember many other cases where someone “discovered” that certain logos, movies, books, and brands are special satanic ploys to mystically possess the population into Satan worship. Everyone was freaked out and spent time breaking curses, burning books, or destroying clothes with magical logos. We often take note from the Old Testament, where people worshiped idols of stone, and assume Satanism is still so “item-oriented.” But in this new dispensation God has revealed a Christianity that is no longer “item-focused” but “heart-focused.” While we usually realize that “goodness” is not about sacred items and temples, but we still think “badness” is contained within little curses and trinkets.”
His words sound convincing, but they don’t match what the Bible says. Since he mistakenly dropped the Old Testament into the metaphorical ‘trash can’, composed of thirty-nine books given to us by the inspiration of GOD which soundly condemn witchcraft in all of its forms, movies, books, and brands, let me point him to the New Testament. Why? Lest this deluded writer feel justified and “righteous in his own eyes” as he mocks those who “freak out” and destroy such books and materials (unless he also spurns the New Testament too because it’s not what it “means to him”). Here’s what the New Testament says. The setting? Directly after a demon-possessed man wreaked havoc, we read of this reaction by the believers in Acts chapter 19:
“Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.” – Acts 19:19-20
Sounds like the New Testament Christians still “freaked out” and “burned books”.
But who can tell, the “reluctant skeptic” may not be who he represents himself to be. That’s why Christians must not just accept everything they read or hear without checking it against the Bible. Jesus said to not judge by human standards, but by the Word in Matthew 7. That’s the famous passage from which people love to quote “judge not”. In reality, Matthew 7 was saying to judge righteously using the unchanging Word of GOD as your measurement stick, and not man’s constantly changing “wisdom” to judge others – human wisdom that is often based upon a “what it means to me” mentality. One local leader in the medical industry, who claims to be “Christian” and who is celebrated as a “great guy” by many Christians, called a young teen believer “snobbish” for sharing his faith. Jesus commanded us to share our faith. Who do you believe? Jesus or this “Christian leader”?
We have two groups of people in America who attend churches and embrace a false version of “Christianity”.
One group are the Pharisees with zero compassion, white collared shirts, extending no mercy, grace, or love to the lost, and priding themselves in their own “righteousness” which is not righteousness, but a list of traditions and rituals that they are prescribed by their pastor or priest to follow in order to be “holier than thou”. No wonder their children can’t befriend anyone but those in their tiny cliques and show no compassion to those lost people who need the Gospel. They can’t even show kindness and friendship to their own fellow church members, they’re so cliquish.
Furthermore, I have noticed over the years that many of the youth who claim to be “holier than thou” are just as pagan in their lifestyles as their youthful “Christian” counterparts who they speak of as being “less holy”, but it’s just their list of assimilation is more accepted by their “pastors”. Also, I noticed these “holier than thou” youth are very exclusive in ignoring the lost youth and anyone except those on their list of “good people”. They stick to their fifty friends or so on social networking who also follow their pastor’s list. They have their own sports teams, activities, choirs, and more with absolutely zero interaction with the lost world, and not just the youth – their parents too. They can’t even say ‘hello’ to each other in their congregations, much less to those outside of them. They are self-absorbed and stick to their tiny group of friends, instead of breaking their comfort zone and being friendly to those without their group of friends. Within their little clan, they peak out at any others in the congregation or even in their community with suspicion and view everyone else beyond their ten friends at their Christian school or church as either “worldly” or “heathen”. How will they ever win a lost person to Christ?
The other group of people are the trolls who claim to be “Christian” as they live as Satanic, Baal-ridden, worldly, demonic, sexually active, self-centered, and fill their minds with as much pagan culture as possible, even in their churches, while asking GOD to bless all the filth in their lives and they want their pastors to proclaim it all as “Christian”.
I recently saw “Christian” parents who raised a boy who acted like a demon-on-wheel, and they were saying “we don’t know what happened”, yet they babied, bailed out, pampered, and spoiled the child to no end. I could tell in just the one short interview that they were “practicing parenting” according to a strange version of Christianity that seemed “right to them” rather than according to the Book of Proverbs and the Bible which teaches us to train, love, spend time, nurture, and teach discipline and the Word to our children, including how to avoid assimilation of the lost world, while still showing love, friendliness, and compassion to the world.
Most people who claim to be Christians are the very core problem in America – the cause of the rot at the root of the nation. II Chronicles 7:14 stated that “if MY people” repented, then the land would be healed. It didn’t say if the pagans would repent. Jesus also stated in Matthew 5 as well what happens to a people who refuse to be salt and light in a lost and pagan world.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.” – Matthew 5:13
Today, those claiming Christ are more angry at those warning them of judgment and rebuking them sharply, as the apostle Paul commanded we do, than they are at those who are killing babies and committing crimes against nature. Persecution is coming! When salt is no longer salty, it is tossed into the street … and that’s when the trampling begins.
Those claiming to be GOD’s people must repent! Or they can expect the trampling … and very soon.