Post Modern “Christians” and The Faith

July 8, 2024
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John Wayne (1907 – 1979) summed up life perfectly when he stated: “Life is hard; it’s even harder when you’re STUPID!”  I do believe that he was referring to the times in which he lived, i.e. the Counter-Culture Marxist Revolution of the 1960’s and 1970’s, which included the televised meat grinder series called “Vietnam,” draft dodging and college protests, open experimentation with aberrant sexual practices (“free love”), prevalent open experimentation with and the usage of illegal drugs of ALL kinds (especially psychedelics thanks to MK-ULTRA), alcohol abuse (Happy Hours from 3-6 p.m. and house parties), pornography (now surprisingly protected under the 1st Amendment), rock and roll (concerts galore), New Age Cults, the rise of Satanism in Hollywood horror movies (Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist), novels (Stephen King, John Saul, Dean Koontz), music (The Rolling Stones), and board games (Ouija), Anton Levey’s church of Satan with his Satanic Bible, Judeo-Christianity, Jesuit Eschatology, and the publications of several different new watered down all-inclusive Bible versions for “new” Christians to choose from, just to name a few

Stupid really doesn’t properly cover this period of time in American history, but you can thank the usual suspects for pushing their Talmudic agenda down our throats.  For further study, please read The Communist Manifesto and/or The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.  You’ll see exactly what happened and what is continuing to happen to our so-called Christian society.  As Mrs. Billy Graham astutely stated, IF God doesn’t judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”  Well said, Mrs. Graham!

On a personal note, I have a very good reason for quoting John Wayne.  In the past, for the most part, I have let things that so-called “Christians” have said to me or about me with regard to my study of Eschatology and/or world events with regard to the End Times, slide.  However, after a series of recent exchanges, I have decided to address the issue, once and for all.

During one of these interaction/exchanges, a “Christian” said to me, “As far as I am concerned, The truth is Jesus in the bible.”  With that statement, I agree that the whole Bible revolves around OUR Kinsman Redeemer and Lord and Savior YAHSHUAH Christ, so I will use the words of YAHSHUAH Christ which are found in the Bible to defend myself.

Hebrews 2:14-18 states, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He (YAHSHUAH Christ) also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of AbrahamWherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation (atonement) for the sins of the people (The House of Israel and The House of Judah).  For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.”  You will note that ONLY a Kinsman Redeemer of Israel (the immediate male next of kin) is able to redeem His people (Israelites who were under the Law) from their sins.  No one else can!  John defines sin in I John 3:4, which states, “Whosoever committeth sin trangresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law.  For an Old Testament example of a Kinsman-Redeemer, please see the Book of Ruth.  You will note that Boaz redeemed Ruth…

He further stated, “If we have read both the new and the old testament of the bible, we will have no choice but to testify about the existence of that god who came to this earth.  What I am trying to say is that being a scholar and having faith are different things.  We must believe in that Jesus.”  So, I have a few questions.  First, which “god” is he referring to? (By the way, I do know Who he is referring to, but he did use the little “g”.)  Second, do scholars not increase in their faith as they study the Word of God more and more?  (I personally thought so.  As I learn more and more about YAHWEH’s Word, IT increases my faith in Him!)  Third, which “Jesus” is he believing in?  (I personally believe in the YAHSHUAH Christ who stated in Matthew 15:24, “I have not been sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel!”)  And fourth, does he really think that I don’t believe in Jesus, MY Kinsman-Redeemer (Ruth 1-3), and Lord and Savior, just because I am a so-called “scholar”?  (By the way, I’m still learning like all of you – I’m not perfect and I don’t claim to be a scholar.)  So, with these questions in mind, does that mean that being a scholar keeps/will keep me from believing in Jesus Christ for MY salvation?  According to this “Christian,” it would appear so…

However, to put this all in its proper context, I am a dinosaur in this post-modern “Christian” world because I take the Bible literally at face value based on the original languages of the Bible, especially the Greek, because it is a very specific language. As such, for the most part, I use Charles Thomson’s 1808 English Translation of the Greek Old and New Testaments.  (Even our English ancestors were well versed in the original languages of the Bible!)  So, I know what the Bible means in its original language of Greek; therefore, my conclusions are not based on my opinion, only on what YAHWEH said in the Greek language.

Think about this, prior to the 20th Century, most pastors, who were usually the president of the local university, were well versed in the original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. In order to be a pastor, one had to be proficient in all the Biblical languages. That is why most sermons that were preached by these men from their pulpits were nothing but fire and brimstone, condemning sin outright, and offering free salvation in Jesus Christ alone!  As a result of the efforts by the Church of Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13), our people turned from their wicked ways, repented of their sins, and followed Jesus Christ!  That is why the West was known as “Christendom.”

But, fast forward to today (2024), where the majority of the clergy ONLY rely on the “Not Inspired” Version of the Bible to study and preach from, because that is the easiest translation of the Bible for most professing “Christians” worldwide to understand (outside of The Message, which is a paraphrase).  God forbid that they use a more literal translation of the Bible!

To top it all off,  we are blessed to be living in the most technologically advanced civilization known to man (maybe) here in the 21st Century, and we have a plethora of Bible programs at our fingertips to study the Word of God in its original languages and learn YAHWEH’s original intent, NOT someone’s personal opinion!  Only the Holy Spirit can teach people the Truth of YAHWEH’s Word!

As you can see, we live in a world where hardly any “Christian” actually believe in the absolute truth [the original, intended truth] of The Word of YAHWEH. How can they, given the watered-down translations from which they are reading.

In the 21st Century, many “Christians” have their own truth, as they see things, relying upon a once-a-week sermon preached from the pulpit of the church of their choice and only a cursory/surface reading of the Scriptures at home, if they even do that.  And, if they pray, to whom are they actually praying and about what?  And if they are praying The Lord’s Prayer, do they fully comprehend the words that they are saying?

This is what Christianity has come to in this Post-Modern world in which we live. No longer are Christians turning the world upside by declaring that there is ONLY one King, and that King, is King Jesus. Instead, after almost 2,000 years of history, the opposite has come true – the world has turned Christianity upside down by turning churches into 501(c)(3) corporations and its congregants into employees, that only rely on the government for their very existence, not King Jesus. For example, during the so-called Covid plandemic, government officials shut down churches left and right, stating that they were not essential (while bars and liquor stores were), and the majority of pastors and congregants complied.  Why?  Because churches take their marching orders from the government, NOT YAHWEH!

As a result of this new way of thinking, “Christians” can’t agree on anything, and thus, according to Sage Publishing’s 2024 report, “World Christianity 2024: Fragmentation and Unity,” worldwide, there are four traditions (Catholics, Independents, Orthodox, Protestants), two movements within these traditions (Evangelicals, Pentecostals/Charismatics), and 47,000 denominations. Think about that for awhile…Christians have 47,000 denominations to choose from, whereas there are only 31 flavors of ice cream to choose from with Baskin Robbins!  How on earth can any “Christian” come to any consensus of belief/truth when it comes to studying the Bible in general and especially Eschatology?  The simple answer is, “It’s IMPOSSIBLE!”

However, this is exactly the set of circumstances with which we as Biblical Christian Israel believers find ourselves in today!  According to a 2022 Pew Research Report, “only 4 in 10 U.S. adults believe that humanity is living in the End Times.”  This is the direct result of pastors succumbing to the social pressures of post-modernism today, which keeps Christians focused on the here and now, and puts them to sleep thinking that everything will be okay just by going to church and tithing once a month, instead of studying the Bible and with the Holy Spirit’s help and coming to the proper conclusions, which would change their lives for the better!

To make things even worse, these “wolves in sheep’s clothing” are preaching the social gospel (the Woke/Critical Race Theory/Radical Gender Theology/DEI/LGBTQ+ agendas), the prosperity gospel (Joel Olsteen’s you can have your best life NOW belief system), and the gospel of “Christian” Zionism, which worships the State of Israel, instead of Father YAHWEH and our Messiah YAHSHUAH. No wonder Christians are not turning the world upside down for Jesus as they did in the First Century A.D.!  They are so deluded!  For them, there is no such thing as “Absolute Truth!”

In 2024, it is also politically incorrect to preach about “sin” in any way, shape, or form, and preachers offer easy salvation.  By the way, political correctness (as well as all the other Woke ideologies listed above) are part and parcel of the tenants of Cultural Marxism, which is based upon the Talmud.  Additionally, most denominations accept and teach the idea of Judeo-Christianity, the Jesuit eschatological belief systems of Dispensationalism/Futurism and/or Preterism, along with the various theories about the timing of the rapture, which has also put most of Christianity to sleep as well.

But don’t worry!  IF you read your Bible with true intent and purpose, led by the Spirit, you will note that we were forewarned about this exact situation in Luke 18:8b by our Kinsman Redeemer and Lord and Savior YAHSHUAH Christ when He physically returns to the earth again to reign as the King of True Israel.

According to Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible’s version of Luke 18:8b, Jesus states, “Nevertheless though the Son of Man do come, will He, after all, find the faith on the earth?”

According to The Concordant Literal New Testament version of Luke 18:8b, Jesus states, “Moreover, consequently, at the coming of the Son of Man, will He be finding the faith on the earth?”

According to The Eastern/Greek Orthodox New Testament version of Luke 18:8b, Jesus states, “And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will He find the faith on the earth?”

According to The Holy Bible In Its Original Order version of Luke 18:8b, Jesus states, “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, shall He find the true faith on the earth?”

According to The New Living Translation of Luke 18:8b, Jesus states, “But when I, the Son of Man return, how many will I find who have faith?”

According to The One God, The Father, One Man Messiah Translation version of Luke 18:8b, Jesus states, “But when the Son of Man comes, will He find the faith on the earth?”  The footnote to this verse states, “Jesus was doubtful whether the true faith in the One God and in Him as Messiah would survive until His return.  This saying hardly suggests a universal acceptance of the true faith prior to the coming of Jesus.”  With 47,000 denominations in the world today, I would have to agree with this statement!

According to Young’s Literal Translation of the Holy Bible version of Luke 18:8b, Jesus states, “But the Son of Man having come, shall He find the faith upon the earth?”

The reason I quoted the above Bible translations is that in the original Greek manuscripts of Luke 18:8, there is a definite article before the word, “faith,” as in “the faith.”  The other translations of the Bible omit the definite article and only translate it as, “faith,” not “the faith.”  So, what “faith” is Jesus talking about?

But before we get to that, in Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus commands us to, “Enter in at the strait gate.  Because the gate is wide and the way broad which leadeth to destruction, therefore many there are who go in through it: because the gate is strait and the way narrow, which leadeth to life, therefore there are few who find it.”  In modern terminology, the stairway to heaven (the few) versus the highway to hell (the many or the rest).  The hard truth is that not all roads (religions/denominations) lead to God; they don’t!  There is only one way and that is through Jesus Christ!

So, “the faith” that Jesus referenced has to be looked at from a narrow point of view in order to “enter in at the strait gate.”  Universalism/Ecumenism is the belief system/”the wide gate which leads to destruction.”  We can thank Origen for “spiritualizing” the Bible to include everyone, and as a result, no one takes the Word of God literally anymore!

In Matthew 10:34-35, Jesus emphatically states, “Do not imagine that I am come to send peace on the earth.  I am not come to send peace, but a sword.  For I am come to set a man at variance with his father; and a daughter with her mother; and a daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law.  Even the man’s own domestics will be his enemies.”

Apparently, this narrow belief system will also divide families and friends…

Also, John 6:60 states that, “Many of His (Jesus’) disciples, therefore, when they heard them (the teachings of Jesus), said, This is harsh doctrine, who can hearken to it?”

Additionally, this “harsh doctrine” will not sit well with everyone and will cause them to leave…which leads us to the question of, “Who are they who will not believe/hearken to the doctrine of Jesus?”

That answer even makes the road more narrow.  For when Jesus returns, He will rule all of the Adamic nations with a rod of iron (Revelation 12:5), after the tares (Matthew 13:40), the goats (Matthew 25:32-46), everything which offends (Matthew 13:41), and every plant which Father YAHWEH did not plant are all removed (Matthew 15:13), as Scripture assures us shall happen!  For what happens to the usual suspects, read the Book of Obadiah!

So, who is left?  Ultimately, only those (the wheat) who have “The Faith” which YAHSHUAH Christ preached when He was on this earth the first time, which leads to the narrow gate of life with Him forever.

So, do you truly believe the Word of YAHWEH?  Take time and get right with Him, before it’s too late!