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How Can I Be Saved?

The Simple Plan of Salvation

I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”

Born again

In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?

First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

For all have sinned

Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell.

“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

Judgment

But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him, Jesus, Who knew no sin to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

He who had no sin

Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22).

Lamb

“ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

Christ died for us

Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.

My friend, “God commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross.

In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ’ ”

Believe on the Lord

Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.

“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

Whosoever

Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.

Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer.

In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed:
“God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”

Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!

God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.

You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.

If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).

Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.
God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change. After you are saved, there are four things to practice daily for spiritual growth:

Pray — you talk to God.
Read your Bible — God talks to you.Witness — you talk for God.
Join a Bible Study — You will grow in your faith.
Develop relationships with other believers – Fellowship is so important!!

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Jeremiah 44:16 – We Will Not Listen

Gary W. Ritter

(Jeremiah 43-45; Hebrews 3)

Man’s arrogance against God is often stunning.  His conceit in thinking he can exist and prosper without the One who created him seems to be without bounds.  This was true in ancient Israel; this hubris is alive and well today.

Following Babylon’s defeat of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar left a remnant of Jews in Israel under the direction of a governor.  Rebels assassinated him and fled.  One of the men who seemingly wanted to be obedient to Yahweh’s instruction to remain in Judah was named Johanan.  He had even warned the governor of the plot to kill him.  Johanan then pursued the rebels and rescued the people whom they had taken with them.

Johanan came to Jeremiah and asked him to inquire of the Lord what they should do next.  It appeared as though their desire was to be obedient as shown in Jeremiah 42:5-6:

Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act according to all the word with which the Lord your God sends you to us. Whether it is good or bad, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God to whom we are sending you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the Lord our God.”

In good faith, Jeremiah went before God with this request.  His response was conditional as it often was from Him with His people.  Yahweh declared that if this remnant remained in Israel, He would not harm them; in fact, He would show them mercy.  However, if they did not obey His Word and went down to Egypt, they could expect severe consequences.  The Word of the Lord was quite explicit in this respect.

Rather than be grateful the Lord wanted to spare them, the remnant despised His Word, even going so far as to accuse Jeremiah’s scribe Baruch as setting him against them.  It’s at this point that the narrative gives us a new picture of Johanan and the people with him.  Up ‘til now it seemed as though they had Godly intent, however the text now describes them as insolent men (Jeremiah 43:2).  It gets worse.

Johanan and the remnant fled to Israel, essentially kidnapping Jeremiah and Baruch, so they had to go with them.  In Egypt where Johanan and the people thought they were safe, God reminded them through Jeremiah of all the disaster He had previously brought upon His disobedient children.  He asked of this remnant in Jeremiah 44:8:

“Why do you provoke me to anger with the works of your hands, making offerings to other gods in the land of Egypt where you have come to live, so that you may be cut off and become a curse and a taunt among all the nations of the earth?”

God then went further to say in Jeremiah 44:10-11:

“They have not humbled themselves even to this day, nor have they feared, nor walked in my law and my statutes that I set before you and before your fathers.

“Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will set my face against you for harm, to cut off all Judah.”

At this point, if the people had any sense remaining, you’d think they would realize how much trouble they were in.  But no.  Listen to what happened in Jeremiah 44:15-17:

Then all the men who knew that their wives had made offerings to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, all the people who lived in Pathros in the land of Egypt, answered Jeremiah: “As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not listen to you. But we will do everything that we have vowed, make offerings to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her, as we did, both we and our fathers, our kings and our officials, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, and prospered, and saw no disaster.”

The Queen of Heaven was a pagan goddess whom the people had worshiped while in Israel.  They reasoned that disaster had come upon their land because they had ceased to worship her and instead had turned to Yahweh.  It seems as if the women led the men into this apostasy as shown in Jeremiah 44:19:

And the women said, “When we made offerings to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands’ approval that we made cakes for her bearing her image and poured out drink offerings to her?”

The men had abdicated their responsibility to lead the household and be a Godly example.  They allowed the women to descend into this blatant apostasy; in fact, giving their approval!

This attitude really ticked off God.  That was it!  He would now bring absolute disaster upon them and allow only a very few to trickle back to Israel (Jeremiah 44:28).

The presumption that man knows more and is greater than God is blatantly evident today in the quest for transhumanism.  The desire for Man 2.0 is an evolutionary desire to achieve immortality outside of the providence of God.  It requires a technological, biological, and spiritual approach to who and what man is and can become.  As one participant in this pursuit has said:

The future of every person and the future of humanity as a whole are connected to the transition to the divine, to God-like beings. (http://2045.com/dialogue/30097.html

This effort is fueled by the innate need of man to fill that famous God-shaped void in his heart, but to do it through his own means and self-aggrandizement.  It is a boastful and aggressive intent to replace God by any means necessary.

The ultimate aim is for man to ascend to a state of consciousness that is all-knowing and interconnected via neural network technology; where all things are possible to imagine and do; where man is no longer tethered to this world and has no limits as he lives forever.

I guarantee you that God will call a halt to this someday soon.  However far the purveyors of this utopian ideal get, once the world enters the Tribulation, God will allow this nonsense to go so far and no further.  The glorious future these men imagine will come crumbling down as they are eventually judged and cast into the Lake of Fire – not exactly what they’d planned!

Only by placing our hope, trust, and faith in Jesus Christ are we promised a glorious eternity.  It will come not through man’s efforts, but by God’s alone.  Depending on horses and chariots, Artificial Intelligence and man’s ingenuity, will accomplish nothing in the end.

Isn’t it comforting to know that there is a way to everlasting life, and it’s already been given to us?


The Lord has put it on my heart to always read completely through His Word at least once each year.  From that practice, it resulted in my producing the Awaken Bible Study Notes, a 4-volume set correlating with each quarter’s readings.  This is the link to Amazon for Volume 1 covering January – March (Genesis 1 – Judges 5; Matthew 1 – Luke 7):

Awaken Bible Study Notes series Volume 1

Following that year’s efforts, God gave me the “assignment” of writing a daily essay on what I had read.  That produced the 4-volume Awaken Bible Commentary and Reflections series.  Here is the link on Amazon to Volume 1, which covers January – March (Genesis 1 – Judges 5; Matthew 1 – Luke 7):

Awaken Bible Commentary and Reflections series Volume 1

If these daily writings have been a blessing to you, I hope that you’ll acquire these books for further study.  My intent in all I write is to bring God the glory and to make His people think.  Both the Study Notes and the Commentary and Reflections delve into the prophetic and supernatural nature of God’s Word, a combination you simply won’t find elsewhere.  They attempt to show the parallels to our times with the peril from the past when God’s people turn away from Him and His commands.  Scripture is very much a blueprint for today.

Gary W. Ritter is a lay pastor, Bible teacher, and prolific author.  His Whirlwind Series comprises three end-times books: Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind, and There Is a Time.  These books are contained in the collected volume of the Whirlwind Omnibus.  Gary has written many other Christian thrillers that will challenge you, and which you can learn about at his website: www.GaryRitter.com.  You can also watch Gary’s video Prophecy Updates on Rumble at his Awaken Bible Prophecy channel: https://rumble.com/c/c-783217.

Texas Synagogue Terrorist’s Brother Says He ‘Was Suffering from Mental Health Issues’

So now Islamist Terrorism is a Mental Health Issue? Well, I think not. I believe that this man knew exactly what he was doing coming to a Synagogue on Shabbat to take hostages.

From breitbart.com

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS - JANUARY 16: Law enforcement vehicles sit in front of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 16, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas. All four people who were held hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue have been safely released after more than 10 hours of being held captive …

The brother of 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, the British national who was shot dead after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue, says his brother suffered from “mental health issues.”

In a statement shortly after learning news of his brother’s death at the hands of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team, Gulbar Akram expressed deep sorrow over the events that transpired at Beth Israel synagogue on Saturday.

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS - JANUARY 16: A law enforcement vehicle sits near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 16, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas. All four people who were held hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue have been safely released after more than 10 hours of being held captive by a gunman. Yesterday, police responded to a hostage situation after reports of a man with a gun was holding people captive. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
A law enforcement vehicle sits near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 16, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. All four people who were held hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue have been safely released after more than 10 hours of being held captive by a gunman. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

“It is with great sadness I will confirm my brother Faisal passed away in Texas, USA, this morning,” said Gulbar. “We are absolutely devastated as a family. We can’t say much now as there is an ongoing FBI investigation.”

Malik allegedly took hostages to secure the release of convicted Pakistani terrorist Aafia Siddiqu, a.k.a. Lady al-Qaeda. Gulbar emphasized that his family does not in any way condone violence and expressed sympathy for the victims.

“We would like to say that we as a family do not condone any of his actions and would like to sincerely apologize wholeheartedly to all the victims involved in the unfortunate incident,” he said.

Gulbar added that his brother “was suffering from mental health issues” and did not believe he would have harmed the hostages, admitting that there was nothing his family could say or do to make him surrender.

“Sitting in the incident room all last night at Greenbank until the early hours liaising with Faisal, the negotiators, FBI, etc,” he continued. “And although my brother was suffering from mental health issues, we were confident that he would not harm the hostages.

“There was nothing we could have said to him or done that would have convinced him to surrender,” he added.

The FBI has yet to label the attack antisemitic, arguing that Malik was not directly targeting the Jewish community when he demanded the release of Lady al-Qaeda.

This writer is not fooled by “Taqiyya” (permissible lying) which is found in the Quran. I am thankful that none of the people in the Synagogue were harmed or killed.

I do pray for the family of the terrorist that they would leave Islam and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for Salvation.

HOW CAN I BE SAVED?

MARANATHA!

“The Georgia Guide Stones and the Ten Commandments of the Coming AntiChrist” One of the First Articles I wrote from 2015: It’s Worth Another Read

The Georgia Guide Stones and the Ten Commandments of the Coming AntiChrist

ON  BY GERI UNGUREAN IN GEORGIA GUIDESTONES

I believe that the readers should see this article from 7 years ago. Make sure that you read the Commandments of Antichrist. If you have not read about the Georgia Guidestones, then I do believe that what is happening presently in our world will come into sharper focus for you.

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In 1980, a very strange stone formation was erected in a city in Georgia. It has been called the Stonehenge of America. Its name is the Georgia Guidestones.

“The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A set of ten guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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The monument stands at the highest point in Elbert County, about 90 miles (140 km) east of Atlanta, 45 miles (72 km) from Athens, and 9 miles (14 km) north of the center of Elberton. The stones are visible from Georgia Highway 77 (Hartwell Highway) and are reached by turning east on Guidestones Road. The structure is sometimes referred to as an “American Stonehenge”. The monument is 19 feet 3 inches (5.87 m) tall, made from six granite slabs weighing 237,746 pounds (107,840 kg) in all.

One slab stands in the center, with four arranged around it. A capstone lies on top of the five slabs, which are astronomically aligned. An additional stone tablet, which is set in the ground a short distance to the west of the structure, provides some notes on the history and purpose of the Guidestones.”

Here are the 10 guidelines (Commandments) etched in the stones:

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature

The first one should alarm the normal person. We have over 7 billion people on the earth right now. To be in “Perpetual balance with nature” 9 out of 10 people would have to be eliminated! *****(from the writer: Do not forget that 7 years later, there are closer to 8 billion people on planet earth)

****If you care to do the math for the reduction of the population to be under 500,000,000, then you should be alarmed to see that this would involved mass murdering over 95% of the population!

The second one no doubt has to do with sterilization and abortion

The third is extremely interesting- Unite humanity with a living new language. Remember when God stopped the construction of the Tower of Babel by confusing the languages?

The fourth is a big problem for Christians – tempering our faith – very telling.

The sixth speaks of a World court. Brings to mind a One World Government.

The ninth sounds very Wiccan and New Age.

The tenth reinforces the first – speaking of people as of little worth, a cancer upon the earth.

Mother Earth is in the end— most important.

So, the new 10 commandments are all for the good of the earth. They are worshiping the creation and ignoring the Creator. We can look at the Bible and clearly see that everything Satan did was contrary to God’s Word. He started in the Garden of Eden, speaking lies to Eve so that she would doubt that which God had spoken to her.

But we need to go back to the beginning to truly understand Satan’s mission here on earth. When he was still Lucifer, the most beautiful of all of God’s created angels, he became jealous of God and sought to sit on God’s throne instead of Him.

God knew the intent of Lucifer’s heart, and because of his arrogance and pride, he was cast out of heaven, along with 1/3 of the angels who chose to follow him.

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15 (KJV)

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7-9 (KJV)

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Genesis 3:1-6 (KJV)

Clever and crafty is the evil one. I believe that the New Age movement is actually not “new” at all. I think that it was born the moment that Satan said to Eve that God knew if she and Adam ate from the forbidden tree, that they would be as gods. He appealed to the rebellious and prideful side of Eve. She desired wisdom. She desired to be a god. She and Adam had been created by God with free will to choose good or evil. God had placed Adam and Eve in the most perfect setting. A beautiful garden, where they could walk and talk with Him. They had everything they would ever need. All they had to do was to obey Him.

Satan has been present throughout human history. If people are not following God, then they are following the devil. Some would say that is not true. They would say that a person has the right to choose to go their own way. Yes, God gave them that right. But since God created all people, does He not have the right to ask for their devotion and obedience?

“But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD

“And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”Exodus 20:1-17 (KJV)

It seems that from the beginning of time, people wanted to worship that which they could see. Not only that, but they wished to fashion these graven images with their own hands. When Moses was on Mount Sinai, receiving the law of God, written with His own finger, the people were busily making a golden calf.

They stood back and admired the work of their own hands, and then they worshiped it. This angered Moses to the point of smashing the tablets on which God had written His law.

God in His mercy, wrote the Commandments again for Moses to take to the people.Moses spent 40 days and 40 nights in the presence of the Lord. When he descended the mountain, the people could not look upon the face of Moses, because the brightness of the Glory of God shone from his face. He actually had to place a veil over his face when he was with the people, which he removed when he went back into the presence of God.

I think that it was merciful of God to allow the Shekinah Glory to shine from Moses for the people to see. The Lord God knew that these people whom He loved were weak, and needed a sign. How much greater was the Shekinah glory of God on Moses’ face, than the glimmer of the golden calf which they had made with their own hands?

God also knew that people would not be able to keep His whole law. He gave us His law to show His standards — His holiness, His righteousness, His perfection. In His incredible love and mercy towards us, He sent His only Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for our sins, and in turn He gave those who believed, the righteousness of Jesus, so that we might be reconciled to Himself.

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8: 1-4 (KJV)

NEW AGE FOLLOWERS

Remember when Satan spoke to Eve about being as gods? Those powerfully tempting words brought about the fall of Adam and Eve, and so the rest of us. Satan and his demons love to whisper lofty words into the ears of unsuspecting people.

Those whom God has redeemed learn to discern when the devil is speaking lies to us. Sometimes, when we are weak, we stumble and fall, before we realize that our enemy has tripped us up. Thankfully, the Word says:

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (KJV)

But those who have not been redeemed are following after the devil. Some just call it “doing their own thing.” But some consciously follow evil and do it unapologetically.

I wrote an article about the United Nations and the Lucis Trust not long ago. This satanic organization was birthed by a woman named Alice Bailey, a known occultist and spiritist. Through her work, the New Age philosophies permeated the United Nations, and to this day is their “religion.”

Bailey wrote extensively about waiting for Lord Maitreya, whom anyone associated with the New Age movement knows is their messiah. He is known to Christians throughout the world as Antichrist.

WICCA, WITCHCRAFT, OCCULTISM AND NEO-PAGANISM

Wicca: From the Anglo-Saxon word wicce. It means to bend or shape nature to your service.

Witchcraft: The practice of magic or sorcery by anyone outside the religious mainstream of a society. This term is used in different ways in different times and places.

Occultism: Belief in practices such as astrology, alchemy, divination and magic that are based on “hidden knowledge” about the universe and its mysterious forces. Occultists try to tap into this unseen knowledge to bring about whatever effects they desire.

Neo-Paganism: The recent revival of ancient polytheistic European and Middle-Eastern religions. Neo-paganism is a loosely defined system of worshiping nature and the gods of nature.

Did you notice that “nature” is mentioned a lot? That’s because the people who participate in these practices, worship the earth — actually they call earth “Mother earth.”

If you asked these people about Satan, most all of them would tell you that they don’t believe in him. These sects of occultism are different from Satanists. Their “god” is nature and our planet.

Now, although they do not speak of Satan, you will find many who talk about Lucifer. Alice Bailey and other occultists in the U.N. believe that Lucifer is to be exalted and revered. To them, he is a source of enlightenment and the first “rebel” which they see as righteous, and a wonderful role model.

GLOBAL WARMING AND CARING FOR MOTHER EARTH

Are you beginning to see from where the millions of ‘Save the earth’ people emerge? They are doing what anyone who worships the earth would do, right? They have absolutely no time for Christians, who speak of sin, repentance and trusting in Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins.

But you WILL hear them speak of THE Christ. Please know that this is NOT our Savior Jesus Christ of whom they speak. There are many terms for the one for whom they wait. Lord Maitreya is one name. Even though these people say that do not believe in Satan, they would be shocked to know that they all were fooled by him, and they ARE following him.

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”Romans 1:21-23 (KJV)

The Mother Earth worshipers believe that the earth and the animals are worth much more than people. As a matter of fact, most of them are on board with population control. ANYTHING to help Mother Earth to be all she can be! I joke, but it’s very sad.

It’s especially sad when you think that all of these people who have worshiped God’s creation instead of Him, the Creator, will be in hell when they die, if they don’t repent of their beliefs.

We are definitely in the last of the last days. We are waiting for the Blessed Hope — the Lord Jesus catching those of us who love Him, away from this wicked earth, and He will take us to heaven to be with Him forever.

Those who are worshiping the earth, believe that a messiah is coming. I have very bad news for them. He is no messiah and he is EVIL incarnate. If they didn’t believe in Satan before, they will meet him face to face in Antichrist. Such a terrifying thought, and they have absolutely no clue that this is what will happen.

Keep this article in mind when you watch Pope Francis give his global warming speech at the UN in September. I believe that the Lord will open the eyes of many people that day – especially when he speaks of the earth as “Mother Earth.”

HOW CAN I BE SAVED?

MARANATHA!!

THE ANGER OF THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE IS KINDLED: He Will Come to Destroy the Works of the Evil One AND Those Who Have Rejected Him will be in the Lake of Fire with their master and his Minions

And they will burn for all eternity

From prophecynewswatch.com

Pastor Aaron Musser of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square in Chicago recently dressed in full drag for the Sunday service, wearing a long white dress emblazoned with a golden cross on its chest, a long blonde wig, and full makeup in order to lead the children’s message.

The pastor began the message by calling the children up to the front to sit with him and asked if they’d ever seen a drag queen before.

The kids responded in the negative.

“I have an awesome story to share with you today,” Musser said. “I am also a boy most of the time when I’m here, but today, I’m a girl.”

His message to the children was clearly not your typical children’s Bible story, but an agenda to indoctrinate vulnerable children with his Queer Theology.

Musser’s actions while shocking to some are part of a long established trend of LGBT activists that have infiltrated the church, including it’s leadership.

At the forefront of this push has been the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) which has taken more steps to promote Queer & Progressive Theology than possibly any other denomination.  

In September of last year it appointed it’s first openly transgender bishop, The Rev. Megan Rohrer to lead one of the church’s synods, which means she will have direct leadership over 200 congregations.

With her appointment it was announced that the bishop should be addressed with the pronouns “they/their”.

Rohr was the first transgender person to be ordained by the ELCA in 2006 and now makes “history”, the pro-LGBT group Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries said. “We anticipate the day when all queer ministry leaders will be called to ministry settings without hindrance or barrier and will be affirmed in their God-given calls”.

According to this group, there are already over 400 queer ministers in the ELCA at this point.

The ELCA is known for its strong theological shift in the last 15 years towards an “inclusive” theology, except when it comes to Israel.

Last year the Danish Bible Society, which is also run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, came under heavy fire for the Danish “translation” of the Bible that virtually wipes out “Israel” from the New Testament.

In the Greek New Testament, the word “Israel” occurs more than 60 times. However, it is found only once in the new Danish version called Bibelen 2020. That’s right, just once. And that one occurrence is a direct quote from an Old Testament verse. Otherwise, “Israel” is gone.

The reason for this, the society argues, is that Christian readers must not connect “Israel” in the New Testament with the nation of Israel today.  The ELCA has long promoted the idea of “replacement theology”, also called supersessionism, which essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Adherents of replacement theology believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel.

The presiding “bishop” of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, has also expressed her belief that although Hell may exist, it is entirely empty because “God doesn’t give up on those who reject Him.”

Two years ago, over 30,000 ELCA teenagers attended the ELCA’s national youth gathering.  Popular ELCA pastor Nadia Bolz-Webber (who loves to swear during her sermons and tells her congregants that there is nothing wrong with porn) led the students to say after her “I renounce the lie that queerness is anything other than beauty”.  

At the youth gathering an 11-year-old boy who thinks he is a girl was put on stage to promote transgenderism.

This past summer the ELCA in convention passed an interfaith resolution stating that we do not know what God thinks of non-Christian religions.  A delegate got to the microphone to offer an amendment, saying that we do know because John 14:6 says that Jesus is the only way of salvation.  His amendment was voted down by 97 percent.

The church also raised some red flags with its promotion of praying by addressing God as “Mother” instead of Father on its official Facebook page as well as via Twitter:

“Mother God, you have fed us with the nourishment of your spiritual food. Raise us up into salvation and rid us of our bitterness, so that we may share the sweetness of your holy word with all the world,” the ELCA tweeted as part of their #Bread4theday series of Twitter posts.

The tweet has gotten a fair amount of negative attention. Hans Fiene, a conservative pastor who oversees the popular Lutheran Satire YouTube channel, responded with a simple message to people who still value Biblical literacy:

“Leave the ELCA,” he succinctly replied when retweeting the ELCA post.
Thankfully many have headed his call.  The ELCA had over five million members when it was first launched in 1988. It currently has 3.3 million members and its decline has been accelerating as it continues to adopt many unbiblical practices.

The scriptures warn against associating with such people as fellow believers; “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away….ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth”  2 Timothy 3:5-7

Sadly, the ELCA are not alone in their Queer Agenda push and many other churches are following suit.

Last month the Anglican Church in Canada introduced a new liturgy full in transgender ideology which supports and outlines the blessing and affirmation of gender transitions.
The liturgy text endorses people physically changing their genders and even says it honors God.

“Taking steps physically or spiritually to manifest our gender identity more fully is to participate in God’s commandment to tend and love all that God has made,” a deacon is supposed to say.

The presider also asks for God’s blessing for “the gender transition process.”
There is even a special prayer for the surgery part of transitioning.

Not to be outdone Anglicans in the UK have been promoting their alternative for Baptism for those who have transitioned.  

The “Renaming Ceremony” seizes on the theme of “rebirth” and the tradition of conferring a name in Christian Initiation. “Change of name” is treated as tantamount to change of sex. 
The idea being that there are “echoes in the Bible” of such a practice, as when Abram became Abraham, Sarai Sarah, Jacob Israel, and Saul Paul. None of them apparently noticed that Abram did not become Sarah nor Jacob Rachel.

In the “Renaming Ceremony,” the name-change is justified because it “is a recognition of a pre-existing truth that has been obscured.” Transgender ideology puts huge weight upon the culture, but, in this instance, the “pre-existing truth” is not “male and female God created them” but some hidden, self-discovered reality which even God has been apparently complicit in obscuring.

Clothes are also important to the Renaming Ceremony. The rubric provides that candidates are to be dressed in gender neutral clothing but bearing symbols of their birth gender. Symbols of their birth gender are then put under a cloth and a kind of a baptismal candle is then extinguished. Symbols of their newly assumed “gender” (wherever it happens to be among the fifty shades) will then be taken up and a new candle lit.

In a true baptismal rite, a candle is lit as a symbol of “the light of Christ.” The lighting and extinguishing of candles in the “Renaming” ceremony (associated with some kind of putting on and taking off of “genders”) is more symbolic than they realize.

Those choosing to adopt such ideologies have traded the light of Christ for a false gospel and a false light that will eventually lead only to darkness. SOURCE

What does Jesus think about causing children to sin??

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).

How Can I Be Saved?

MARANATHA!