CLUELESS AS TO THEIR REAL ROOTS
In a historic interview, the author of the Purposeless Driven Life (a best seller) expressed his belief that the next "reformation" will be one of deeds -as opposed to the "words" he claims the first reformation consisted of. Of course, his position makes you wonder what Jesus' brother James meant when he wrote the following:
"What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man claims he has faith, but has not related deeds? Can that faith really save him?" - Jam 2:14
James answers his own question: "Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead in itself." - Jam 2:17
Using logic: One can assume that the FAITHLESS church (the one lacking deeds) of which Warren speaks will next take on a frenzy of activity in the next "Reformation". Of course ... it appears that he believes that the 1st produced beliefs without action, -so the next (well over 10 centuries since the first) will produce -- What: Perhaps actions without beliefs?
Of course, while Christendom raves the praises of those like Warren (who's glory rests in a book he wrote that suggested that: "Hey, maybe your life aught to stand for something..."); -- I see an icon of false religion. For, if those like Warren had a solid grasp on issues like true faith, -they'd realize that the 'REAL 1st reformation' was led by Yeshua Ben Yoseph & his close followers; And that the THING that the modern church looks at & declares to be the 'reformation', -was in fact - a fraud. For, if it was real - it would have produced the works of which James declares are part of genuine religion (& not been content to slumber for centuries) - as those like Warren assert it did.
Of course - Warren - like most rich men who revel in their vows to remain "middle class" by giving away vast sums of fiat paper, - seems clueless to the fact that the 'great movement' that birthed those like him has been a fraud since it's reformation declared itself to be of God (II Thess anyone). Those like Warren seek a 2nd reformation because they are clueless as to the accomplishments of the 1st - the one described in the Book of Acts (not at the council of Nicaea).
Next time God says: "Behold I am making everything new." - will be the 2nd reformation & the need for the "deeds" that Warren expects to come from the thingus he thinks is the 'church' -- will no longer be required. I believe that the church of God is indeed here, - is very humble, often poor in material wealth, persecuted terribly; --And the biggest irony is that most people (including those like Warren) - don't recognize it when they stumble across it. It's because they are disciples of Nimrod - not Jesus (& Nimrod is building a great tower that reaches into the heavens - while Jesus doesn't even seem to own any real estate)!
"Don't be cheated by people who make a show of acting humble and giving worship to angels; having his thoughts fixed on the things which he has envisioned, being foolishly lifted up in his unspiritual mind, And not joined to the Head-(who is Christ), from whom all the body, being given strength and kept together through its joins and bands, has its growth as God decides." - Col 2:18-19
Recent interviews with Warren make it clear that he is making a show with his "humility". I've read of fewer who are as self-deluded with their own supposed rightstanding. If those like Warren would take a few classes on fundamental Law & Legal principle - they'd be on Prozac within a week of completing the course; -Because they'd realize how deceived the modern "church" is & their part in continuing that deception. Rather than sounding a warning, - those like Warren revel in the delusion that their material blessings come from God. I suspect it is quite the contrary.
Of course - another interesting part of the verse above (in cyan) mentions the worship of angels. On the very website I read the interview with Warren on, there was an interesting banner ad:
"Angel bracelets..." to: "Empower YOUR Intentions.". It seems quite logical that this ad implies that "angels" will "empower". Scripturally - there's only one group of angels that make such an assertion: Fallen; & led by Lucifer. Clicking that link displays the following: "Using the powerful healing properties of natural gemstones...". Golly: Maybe they should let modern medicine in on these secrets? "Handmade to inspire, power & heal..."? Really? Makes you wonder if the Scripture says the following by mere coincidence: "They shall be turned back, they shall be covered with shame, that confide in graven images, that say to the molten images, 'Ye are our gods.'" - "Isa 42:17
Or - what about this quote: "For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for even Satan masquerades as an angel of enlightenment. It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness" - 2Co 11:13-15a
His (Satan's) ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness? Is there a 21st century example of this? Yes. Behold:
Check that thingus out. It calls itself "beliefnet". Quite a buffet! There's one major problem that I recognize immediately. The items on the menu cannot logically co-exist. Jesus himself made it clear: "Jesus said to him, 'I am the true and living way: no one comes to the Father but by me.'" - Jn 14:6
Imagine that. Jesus cuts thru the issue with a single
statement that FORCES the
listener to either accept his claims or reject him. A statement like that leaves
no 3rd option. Think of it this way: If there was another way to get to God, -
then Jesus was a fool because he went into Jerusalem knowing in advance what
kind of horrible death he was going to suffer. What kind of idiot walks
into such a death trap if there are other ways to get to God's kingdom?
Liar, Lunatic or Lord?
He made his posturing clear. He was either on a fool's errand or every other "get to God" system is a 'shipwreck in formation'. Considering a primary belief of Christianity is that God raises the dead & has done so in the past; -- Then that primary tenant raises credibility. After all: Here in the 21st century we have come to realize that in order to think - you must have a brain...and only bodies contain brains. Hence: In order to think (therefore you am), you must have a brain-containing-body. A resurrection is necessary. You must be IN a functioning body to be alive. Even science agrees. And would you look: Christianity teaches that the resurrection from the dead is something that God needed to work the logistics out on over time; -- & the perfect genetic template for a resurrected bodyform is Jesus. Imagine that: Harmony from the Scripture.
So then: In order to accept the content of "beliefnet", you must first disbelieve Jesus. "DISbeliefnet". I smell sulfur.
Of course - there are the subdivisions of Christianity listed too. I think of the subdivisions as planets that orbit the sun. They orbit. They may have an interesting view of the son...but they are locked in orbit around it - never actually being consumed by the fire that is God ... just forever talking about it. "Oooooh - pretty picture...". The way to know they're false is because they always end up following a man or group of men who always claim to be the way to Jesus "Follow us & you're actually following in the footsteps of Jesus". We've seen the results of that con played out over & over. People just don't seem to be able to see the pattern. "Quote the mantra. Don't question the messenger." - seems to be the hallmark philosophy of the con-man. Well, feel free to question ME!
See - every time Satan adds an item to the spiritual buffet, - it reduces the odds of somebody getting to the main course. Brilliant strategy. The Scriptures don't refer to the Devil as the "god of this fallen world" for no reason! Most people who meet him - think he's God - hence the menu on the left of "BELIEFNET".
Of course - then there are wack-jobs like the huckster showcased on the right. Stefania used to be a drug addicted gay prostitute dragster who discovered that he was in the middle of the Kinsey scale & could make lots of money pray ,eh, preying on those people his religious ally oppressors taught to loathe themselves because they weren't at Kinsey-0 either! I find his slogan amusing: "Reaching One Soul at a Time.". About the oppressive religious leaders of his day, Jesus said: They "go over land & sea to win a SINGLE Convert (One Soul at a Time) & then make him into a 2-fold child of hell!" - Mt 23:15
What is also tragically-hilarious is the assertion "Advocating the Traditional Family". The oldest cultural writings clearly show that several thousand years ago that the "Traditional Family" often consisted of a man & several women - some of which were not wives - but 'concubines'. While I have no problem with the practice (neither does the Bible); -- The assertion that the 2-parent (M/F) family is either "Traditional" or "Biblically based" is the rubbish of the religious reich. Notice he (Stevie) throws out the phrase "Protection of Children". What does THAT have to do with "homo-sexuality"!? Well - nothing unless you subscribe to the prejudice that Same Gender Attractions threaten children. See how the slander slides so seamlessly into his banner. Of course he asserts that he tells the "Truth about Homosexuality". Well, if he knew the truth - he'd know that Leviticus 19:19 forbids slamming a Greek Prefix (HOMO) together with a Latin Suffix (SEXUALIS) to make a new term used to blanket people with. His next delusion is that his ministry is "Serving Christ by Serving Others". I guess the meaning of that babble depends on the definitions of "Serving" & "Others". We can only hope that as a damaged Class of people grows over time - that someone from the court will show up at his office to "serve" a few printed items.
I've also noticed a trend among these 'thinguses' is that they tend to use the term "Christ" (or any variants) in place of "Jesus". Jesus himself said that many false-Christ's would arise. I believe that these are the "Others" Bennett's ministry is serving. Oh - as a 501(c)(3) organization - that "ministry" serves the state first & as a NPO - it exists at the whim of the State. Since the scripture commands God's followers to have no other gods before YHVH; - Signing legal papers to obey the dictates of the state means that "SBM" CANNOT be a Scripture conforming Christian CHURCH. "Stevie's" entire banner ad is like the Devil's shingle - full of lies & doublespeak: Like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Amazingly, - this very structure is a common variant of the vast majority of "religious ministries" in the modern world. An incorporated church is a group of people who have bowed before the STATE; --And Satan lays claim to ALL earthly governments - a claim the Jesus Himself did not refute: (Mt 4:8-10)
Another hypocritical hilarity is that the name "Steven Bennett" has been
trademarked. This is precisely the thing that Paul wrote about in Romans chapter
1 (the irony will bruise ribs with laughter once you figure it out) when he penned: "For this reason,
having known God, they did not glorify
[Him] as God nor did they give thanks,
_but_ they were given over to deception in their thought processes
[or, they became futile in their speculations],
and their foolish heart [fig., inner
self, and throughout book] was
darkened. Professing to be wise, they were made fools, and exchanged the
glory of the incorruptible God for a likeness of an image of corruptible people
and of birds and of four-footed animals and of reptiles. And so God also
gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity
[or, immorality], to the
dishonoring of their bodies among themselves; who exchanged the truth of
God for the lie [or, changed the truth
of God into a lie], and
worshipped and sacredly served the creation rather than the One having
created" - Romans 1:21-25
Lots of people will recognize that passage as an excerpt of the so-called "gay-clobber" passages. Paul was a lawyer. I've been studying law for quite a while now myself. What jumps out at me now - that wouldn't have prior to studying law - is that the "exchange" Paul is writing about is man exchanging who he was created AS; -- to be, instead - like a beast (thing to be ruled over). Paul covers huge legal territory in few words. According to Genesis - this sin is precisely what Adam did - ending up in an animal skin & at the mercy of what he had previously ruled over. Also, in legal terms - this is also what happens when a "natural person" (recognized in Law as the embodiment of a God) takes on the persona of a Corporation (a creature of the State). STEPHEN BENNETT is now a CORPORATE TRADEMARK. The natural person has become a corporate-creature <HELLO>. Paul writes that they 'sacredly worshipped & served the creation'; -- And as a 501(c)(3) corporation - Bennett will do precisely that - including an accounting of every penny to his master: the State (another creature of law). And in case you haven't already figured it out: For a "church" to incorporate is the bow to Satan (For what the state creates (corporations) it controls.).
According to the Law of Moses: you cannot erect a wooden pole beside the temple of God (even if that pole is built one sheet of printed wood-pulp at a time as an accounting record)! Now ... Bennett's "ministry" will use Romans chapter 1 (out of context) to invent ways of sinning & shame people (to whom the text probably doesn't apply). Meanwhile, his very "ministry" will completely violate the very text it uses to condemn others with. Ironically, in the very first verse of the very next chapter of Romans, we discover: "So you have no reason, whoever you are: for in judging another you are judging yourself, for you do the same things." - Rom 2:1 Try not to bruise too many ribs laughing at "Son of Satan Stevie and his cast of folly'd-fools"! About people like BENNETT (& probably a good deal of your local clergy as well), - the following Scripture describes their hypocrisy: "These are fountains without water and clouds without rain tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved. For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error: Promising them freedom, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave." -2Pet 2:16-19
So here is a gigantic hypocritical irony: The
self-professed "experts of morality" who have
LICENSED their "ministries" and
bowed before the STATE, - & have usually
LICENSED their own MARRIAGES and bowed
again before the STATE (genuine 2-fold children of hell); -- These are the
very reprobates pointing the accusing finger at same-gender-attracted people &
calling us "sinners" merely due to who we love! Scripture itself warns us
about people who succumb to doctrines of demons and "forbid men (anthropos)
to marry". Pastor "SATAN"? The apostle Paul warned: "For such men
are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of
Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So
it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as ministers of
righteousness." - 2Cor 11:13-15
Sadly - there is no end to this stuff. It's like a metaphysical minefield. Test all. Hold onto the good. Avoid evil.