Burgess Owens: Righteous Indignation – Democratic Party Should Pay For All the Misery It Brought to My Race

And he is right.

God is waking up many in the Black community to the truth about what has been done for decades against them by the Democratic Party; including 40% of Black babies – 20 million of them murdered in the womb!

Satan is very devious and tricky. He has most of the world believing that the Dems have been the Party for the Blacks and for Israel. Neither is true.

From pjmedia.com

Burgess Owens on Reparations: ‘How About the Democratic Party Pay for All the Misery It Brought to My Race?’

WASHINGTON — Burgess Owens, an author and former NFL Player who was a witness at a congressional subcommittee hearing on reparations, suggested that the Democratic Party should pay “restitution” for the “misery” it brought to his race in the past.

Burgess was referring to members of the Democratic Party who supported slavery in the Civil War era and voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Burgess, who opposes reparations, explained that he was a registered Democrat until he learned more about its history.

“I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race,” Burgess said at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on Wednesday focused on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. “Lets point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40 percent of our black babies, 20 million of them.”

“Let’s pay restitution. How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race and those, after we learn our history, who decide to stay there, they should pay also. They’re complicit. And every white American, Republican or Democrat, that feels guilty because of their white skin, you should need to pony up also — that way we can get past this reparation and recognize that this country has given us greatness,” Burgess said.

“Look at this panel. It doesn’t matter how we think. It doesn’t matter our color. We have become successful in this country like no other because of this great opportunity to live the American dream. Let’s not steal that from our kids by telling them they can’t do it,” he added.

Additional witnesses at the hearing included Ta-Nehisi Coates, distinguished writer in residence with the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, economist and political commentator, Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton with the Episcopal Bishop of Maryland as well as Professor Eric J. Miller of Loyola Marymount University.   source

For many in the Black Community as well as the Jewish Community – a wake up call is spreading and open eyes and ears to the truth about the racist Democratic Party.

And it’s about time.

Please share this important article wherever you can!

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Homosexuals Choose Christ and Holiness Over Sin

 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible”  (Matthew 19:26) KJV

From gotquestions.org

Why did Jesus tell people to “go and sin no more” if sinlessness is impossible?

Answer: There are two instances in the New Testament when Jesus told someone to “sin no more,” and they were each under very different circumstances. The first is when Jesus healed an invalid by the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1–15). Afterward, Jesus found the man and told him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you” (verse 14). It is clear that Jesus knew what had caused the man’s condition. We are not told the specifics of the man’s physical impairment, but the context implies that it was caused by sinful choices. Jesus warned the man that he had been given a second chance and that he should make better choices. If the man returned to his sinful behavior, he would have wasted the opportunity Jesus gave him to live whole and forgiven.

The second instance is in the account of the woman taken in the act of adultery (John 8:3–11). When the woman’s accusers brought her before Jesus, expecting Him to pronounce judgment, He told them that the one who was without sin should throw the first stone. One by one, the condemning crowd left. Then Jesus told the woman, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more” (verse 11). She had been caught. She was guilty. She did deserve stoning according to the Law of Moses (Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22). But the religious leaders who had dragged her there had no concern for holiness. They were trying to trap Jesus into saying that the Law did not matter (verse 6).

Jesus often reminded those religious leaders that He had not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). He, as God, was the Author of the Law (2 Timothy 3:16). The Pharisees focused on the letter of the Law but missed the true spirit of it, which is given in Galatians 5:14: “The whole law can be summed up in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” When Jesus refused to condemn the woman, He was not minimizing the importance of holiness. He was offering her the same kind of forgiveness He offers every one of us (Acts 3:19).

In saying, “Go and sin no more,” Jesus was not speaking of sinless perfection. He was warning against a return to sinful lifestyle choices. His words both extended mercy and demanded holiness. Jesus was always the perfect balance of “grace and truth” (John 1:14). With forgiveness comes the expectation that we will not continue in the same path of rebelliousness. Those who know God’s love will naturally want to obey Him (John 14:15).

When we turn to Christ and receive His forgiveness, we experience a heart change (Luke 9:23; Acts 1:8). Forgiveness is not cheap, and it does not excuse the sin that separated us from God. It cost God everything to offer us the cleansing that pronounces us righteous before Him (John 3:16; 15:13). Rather than continue in the self-centered path that led us astray from Him to begin with, the forgiven can walk in God’s path (Luke 14:27). A move toward God is a move toward righteousness, purity, and holy living (1 Peter 1:16; Romans 8:29). We cannot experience the transforming power of forgiveness without being forever changed.

It goes without saying that the woman caught in adultery did not return to her infidelity. She had met Jesus. She would not be perfect. No one is. But she was forever changed. Her eyes had been opened to the depravity of what she was doing. Sin no longer held the appeal it once did. When we meet Jesus, sin no longer holds its fatal attraction. Grace changes things. “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” (Romans 6:1–2).When we are born again (John 3:3), the power of the Holy Spirit breaks the power that sin once had over us (Romans 6:6). Once we lived only to please ourselves, but when we have been forgiven, our motivation changes. We now live to please God (Galatians 2:20).   (emphasis added)

It should be the goal of every Christian to “sin no more,” although we recognize that, while we are in the flesh, we will still stumble (1 John 1:8). God’s desire for each of us is to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:16). We still sin, but sin is no longer a lifestyle choice (1 John 3:9–10). When we fail, we can come to God and ask forgiveness (1 John 1:9; 1 Peter 4:1–2). And if we are truly God’s children, He will correct us, disciplining us when we need it (Hebrews 12:6–11). His work is to conform us to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29). source

When you read this story from charismanews.com, I believe that this is a modern day picture of Jesus transforming and forgiving those who were caught up in the sin of homosexuality.  I am certain that our Lord has said  to these precious ones “Go and sin no more” just as He said to the woman caught in the act of adultery.

And THAT is the desire of their hearts – to follow Him and cease the sin of homosexuality.  They truly chose Christ and Holiness over their sin.  Praise God!

From charismanews.com

Former Homosexuals Choose Christ and Holiness Over Sin

Participants in the 2019 D.C. Freedom March. (Freedom March/Facebook)

Millennials and Gen-Xers stood together, unified with a voice that declared freedom is possible through Christ. The message is what so many need to hear but has been so quickly shunned. It lacks popularity but is packed with power.

Jeffrey McCall, the founder of the Freedom March, invited me to be a part of this historical event. Watching so many younger than I stand unashamed and passionate about their experience of walking out of the lifestyle of homosexuality into a life of freedom in Christ was a magnificent experience. This has been an answer to prayer.

They stood together, each one with their own story of how Christ came into their heart and gave them a brand-new life. These young people were vibrant and energetic. Their enthusiasm was clearly visible as they shared their testimonies of coming out of darkness into the marvelous light of Christ. 1 Peter 2:9 says in the Message Bible, “But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.”

While they had no qualms reminding me that I was part of the “older generation” and spoke of my “mothering heart,” I couldn’t help but be amazed as I watched them speak boldly and with much assurance that it was only Jesus that kept them and brought them to this point. They did not hesitate to let everyone know that change is possible, hope is tangible and love is available.

This march represented so much more than just a group of people gathering to share their thoughts. This was a march in the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. This was a true declaration that Jesus is not dormant or dead. He is very much alive and able to change lives.

While the LGBTQ community has no hesitation in parading its doctrines and agendas before anyone, this Freedom March gave the ex-homosexual a clear voice. They were able to declare openly, right in our nation’s capital, that the lifestyle they once embraced was not God’s will for their life or anyone else’s life. They were able to freely stand up and say that they chose Christ and holiness over all of their sins.

There were no hidden agendas. Everyone was accepted. There were so many people from all cultures and nationalities. Everyone was important, no matter what titles they held or didn’t have. The love and respect for each other was so apparent. For a moment, I forgot I was 61 years old and just blended in with these young motivating marchers.

It was a true honor to be a part of this wonderful event. For this moment, every Christian had a voice. Each person in this march was speaking for so many others. The message was in the songs they sang and the messages they declared.

They spoke for the countless people who were not able to march and could not attend. They spoke for the person struggling with their sexuality. They spoke for the person who is gender disoriented and insecure. They spoke for the cross-dresser and the transgender. They spoke for everyone and anyone who is unsure of themselves and unable to find love and hope. They marched to show that there is hope and there is unconditional love available through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Freedom March declared to everyone that our God is not dead. He is very much alive in all of us and anyone who will allow Him to come in. No one is refused. No sin is too ugly or vile. Jesus stands with outstretched arms for everyone (Ps. 136:12). That is true freedom, and it is only found in our loving Savior, Jesus Christ.

Three podcasts from overcomers who left the homosexual lifestyle for Jesus and His Holiness:

Brethren, what more is there to say?  Just this:

All things are possible with Jesus Christ!

If you have a friend or family member who is struggling with homosexuality, please send this to them or print it out and give it to them.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

George Soros: Latest Tactic is ‘Turn Texas Blue’ – Destroy the Constitution and Reinvent America

Since I began to write, this monster of a man has been the subject of many of my articles.  He continues to wreak havoc in the world, but his hunger to destroy the United States consumes him. Please understand that the illegal immigrant invasion of America is not happenstance; but is funded and orchestrated by Soros and his ilk.

He groomed and bankrolled Barack Hussein Obama to become the 44th president of the U.S.  Obama’s past was shrouded in secrecy. The American people could not even get an authentic birth certificate from him. Perhaps his true story will emerge someday.  I pray that we are not here when that happens.

Soros funded the so-called “Arab Spring” as Obama and Hillary Clinton followed his orders like the good puppets they were.  But the plans for the Middle East did not unfold as they had conspired.

Egypt eventually ousted Obama’s man, Mohamed Morsi, from the presidency and El-Sisi (head of the military) took control of that country. Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood cohorts sat in prison for years.  Morsi just died while in court – facing his accusers. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members remain in jail in Egypt.

Forced Migration from the U.N.

As part of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, the U.N. instated a forced migration policy, which Soros would help to fund. Thousands upon thousands of Muslims (mainly from Syria and Iraq) were transported to various European countries. Many wondered why this was happening.

It was part of Soros’s and the U.N.’s plan to destabilize the nations of the world. They are desperately trying to bring the One Wold Government to fruition.

But it is said that the only thing standing in the way of this NWO is a strong America.

The invasion of illegals into America is a continuation of the U.N. plot to “destabilize” the nations through forced migration.  And which nation do you think the globalists under George Soros have in their crosshairs?   Of course – the United States of America!

Texas Republicans fear that Trump could loose Texas in 2020

From gellerreport.com

Texas Republicans fear Trump could lose the state in 2020

Senator Ted Cruz’s near loss to Beto O’Rourke in 2018, is a strong indication that the Republican Party can no longer take Texas for granted.

Ted Cruz came close to losing his senate seat because he assumed that a Democrat could not win in reliably red Texas. Cruz was wrong. The Cruz campaign was disorganized and underfunded, which allowed Beto O’Rourke to make that election close.

President Trump and Ronna McDaniel better not make the same mistake. Trump is going to have to fight for Texas. It’s very simple: if Texas becomes a Blue State than we will never see a Republican President again.

Texas Republicans fear Trump could lose the state in 2020,

By: The Washington Examiner, David M. Drucker, June 5, 2019:

Top Republicans in Texas are sounding the alarm about 2020, warning President Trump could lose the usually reliably red state unless he devotes resources and attention to it typically reserved for electoral battlegrounds.

Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey has delivered this message to the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee, GOP donors, and activists in the state. Nationally, Republican operatives and donors have historically taken Texas for granted and directed their financial and organizational muscle to more competitive regions. Separately, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, up for re-election next year, has spoken with new RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks, a Lone Star State native, about concerns that Trump could lose the state.

Along with other senior Texas Republicans, Dickey and Cornyn are moving to secure the money and grassroots support needed to withstand a feared Democratic surge statewide in 2020. If left unchecked, they are convinced Texas could turn blue in a presidential contest for the first time since 1976.

“We are talking to everyone,” Dickey told the Washington Examiner this month while attending the RNC’s annual winter business meeting in New Mexico. “The challenges we face in Texas are very real.”

Texas controls 38 votes in the Electoral College, a massive haul without which Trump would be unlikely to reach 270 and win a second term. source

And WHY is this happening in Texas?  You can trace this back to Soros.  He has funded the mass illegal immigrant caravans which we have watched in horror. There is nothing we can do about it!

It’s been said that over 100,000 illegals are “lost in America”  – somewhere. Well, I’ll tell you where.  It’s wherever Soros strategically placed them!  George Soros is not playing games with the U.S.  As Evil as he is, he is also smart, and that is a deadly combination.

From breitbart.com       My comments indented

Donald Trump Warns Illegal Immigrants Released in the U.S.: ‘You Will Be Leaving Soon!’

President Donald Trump warned Friday that migrants and illegal immigrants released into the United States should not get comfortable.

“Please do not make yourselves too comfortable, you will be leaving soon!” he wrote on Twitter.

Trump commented as border officials are daily releasing thousands of immigrants apprehended at the border into the United States as part of the catch and release loopholes in U.S. immigration law.

Oh, I’m certain that Trump’s words put the fear of God into illegal’s hearts!    NOT!  They are laughing!

Read rest of article HERE

From thehornnews.com

WARNING! George Soros has THIS planned… and it’s chilling

The Deep State isn’t used to losing—and if they can’t win, they’ll rig the game.

Sure, they go through the motions of holding an election every four years so the yokels in flyover country won’t get suspicious, but they know that behind the scenes—where it really counts—their word goes.

Donald Trump’s election upset all that, so the world’s richest, most powerful leftists met behind closed doors last week to plot how to worm their way back.

Rep. Jerrod Nadler gave them the heads-up that the investigations into Trump had gone bust, so they settled on a new tactic: They plan to “change the rules of our democracy” by 2020.

That spine-chilling quotation comes word-for-word from the secret agenda for the Democracy Alliance’s spring meeting in Austin, Texas.

The shadowy group has more than 100 anonymous “partners,” who promise to donate at least $200,000 apiece to far-left political groups hand-picked by the DA’s leaders. The group has donated $1.83 billion to radical and left-wing groups since George Soros co-founded it in 2005.

Last week, they met at Austin’s ritzy Four Seasons hotel to plan their next step—and The Horn has obtained their agenda.

The group makes no bones about its plans: It wants to “build progressive political power and sustain it” forever.

The donors admitted their “focus” is “to block the Trump/GOP path to 270 electoral votes and build as many pathways as possible to elect a progressive president” next year.

They plan to “amplify” the “harm that the Trump administration and conservatives have caused in Americans’ lives.”

There’s one problem: There’s no “harm!” Things haven’t been better in 50 years.

So, Soros and his buddies settled on Plan B: Destroy the Constitution and reinvent America.

The first step is for groups they fund – including the NAACP, MoveOn, and Planned Parenthood – to “run campaigns in 25 states by 2021 to change the rules of our democracy.”

They plan to make “structural reform” to the voting process itself.

They openly admit they plan to target “at least 6 states in 2019 while building capacity in at least 6 additional strategic states for expanded impact in 2020.”

That’s right: Whatever they say in public, their real agenda is rigging the election and forcing Trump out of office.

The agenda tears off the veil and talks about how desperately they want power—and how they’re willing to buy, cheat, or steal in order to get it.

Soros and his donors will spend $200 million “this year and into 2020 to permanently expand the progressive base of voters.”

That will let them build the “infrastructure needed to win elections”…because they realize they don’t have it now.

We don’t know exactly what they’ll propose—yet—but we know some of the states they’ll target.

They held a huge session called “Bigger than Beto: Turning Texas Blue.”

Soros’ long-term goal has always been turning Texas into San Francisco. But this time he called in former Mexican President Vicente Fox to discuss how illegal immigration can flip the buckle of the Bible Belt into the Democrats’ column for good.

Texas is the biggest prize, but they’re aiming for many, many others.

The Democracy Alliance will spend $10 million to organize radicals in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Virginia.

Another huge trophy is Pennsylvania, where donors will drop $8 million flooding the state with environmentalist propaganda. The coal mining and steel mill state shocked the country when it backed Donald Trump three years ago – the first time the state had backed a Republican since 1988. So, the leftists plan to tell low-information voters that Trump’s industrial jobs and prosperity will melt the ice caps, drown polar bears, and cause Armageddon.

They plan to reach entire “universes of women” in the Upper Midwest, like Wisconsin (where Trump won) and Minnesota (where he came close).

“Universes of women”?! Mitt Romney probably wishes he came up with that.

George Soros even plans a “Good Cop” act, trying to woo small-city America.

The Democracy Alliance will spend $2.5 million for its “Rural Organizing Project.”

Don’t fall for it! These private jet-setting elites look down on the middle class as much as ever.

The Democracy Alliance’s spring meeting agenda calls Trump supporters “racist, xenophobic, and generally hateful”—they might as well have said “basket of deplorables!”

They want the middle class gone. And once they get back into the Oval Office, they will never let Americans take power back again.

The spring meeting agenda says Soros’ goal is “building independent political power,” and his final goal is to “restore and expand structural power” in the United States.

That’s a fancy way of saying the group plans to shred the Constitution and get such a choke-hold on the Deep State that the voters will never break free. Now you know they plan to destroy the country our Founding Fathers established and generations of veterans died to defend. Whether they succeed is up to you.  source

I disagree with the last sentence of the article above.  The journalist states: “Whether they succeed is up to you.”

That is inaccurate.  Whatever happens in our next presidential election will be the will of God because HE is in full control.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua,

MARANTHA!

 

 

By the Author of ‘The Shack’ Comes a Shocking New Book Called ‘EVE’ And It Is BLASPHEMOUS!

Here is an article I wrote on “The Shack” in 2016:

Christians Beware: Just like “The Message” “The Shack” Is New Age Mysticism

Wm. Paul Young outdoes his previous book “The Shack” with his newest blasphemous fantasy about creation.  Brethren, when you hear what he says about our Lord Jesus, and how he completely destroys and changes Genesis – you will be as shocked and as angry as I am.

Watch and listen to him in his video promoting his ‘Eve’:

These words are under the video written by Young:

“The Shack shattered our limited perceptions about God. Eve will destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves.

From the author of the 25-million copy bestseller The Shack comes a captivating new novel destined to be one of the most important and talked-about books of the decade.

When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean…

No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter,” and invites her to witness the truth about her story—indeed, the truth about us all.

Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.

Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained to cultural rules or limitations.

Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.”  (Words by Wm. Paul Young promoting his newest satanic work)

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My comment under the youtube video of Young’s latest New Age garbage:

“SATANIC. Mr. Young – you are lost and hell bound. Repent of this New Age garbage!! Who do you think you are???? The CREATOR of the Universe inspired all Scripture – it was penned by men under the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit. YOU certainly are not inspired by the Holy Spirit. You are inspired by an Unholy Spirit of Satan – the Christian’s adversary!!!”

And just when I thought that I could not become anymore nauseated – I see that this New Age trash is being sold on “Christianbooks.com”  

It’s ALWAYS about the money – isn’t it?  But true Christians would never sell such evil garbage as this book is!!

Synopsis of “Eve”

From burningdowntheshackbook.com

I chose this man’s review of “Eve” because he had the discernment to not only criticize “The Shack” but to write a book called “Burning Down the Shack!”

From his website on “Eve”

“How the ‘Christian’ Bestseller is deceiving millions”

Review of Eve, a novel by Wm. Paul Young  

Introduction

The publication of Young’s second (Crossroads) and third (Eve) novels has great significance for several reasons.

(1) It shows Young’s desire to continue to write in the same style of fiction—theological fiction that uses fiction in the service of a particular theology. (2) It shows his desire to continue to propagate his doctrinal errors, in general stemming from his conversion to UR. (3) It vindicates the critique of his first novel, The Shack, that the claim that it centers on the heresy of UR, is basically correct and justified. He continues to propagate this heresy in his newer novels.

Now that Paul Young has released (March, 2017) his newest book, Lies We Believe about God, there can be no mistake about what he believes and thinks, and why he writes novels. He lists 28 lies that he believes that we evangelical Christians believe. Then he renounces them. A core one (ch. 13) is “You need to get saved.” This is a lie, according to Young, because all people are already saved. Then he states that he believes in “universal salvation” (p. 118). More than ever before any reader should be able to pick up the universalism in all of his novels.

There were many reviews of The Shack when it first came out, in addition to mine. One was by a very liberal reviewer who wrote that The Shack embodied liberal, even radical, theology. That reviewer heralded the novel as the first significant attempt for this radical theology to find its way into mainstream evangelical circles. The same could be said of Eve.

All readers of Young’s fiction should take notice.

The Review    (my commentary with be indented)

Eve differs from Young’s other two novels in a couple ways. (1) For the first time Young deliberately takes on a Biblical story and retells it in his special, heretical way. This is the account of the creation of the world and of Adam and Eve (Gen. 1), the special making of Adam and Eve (Gen. 2), and the Fall of Adam and Eve—their sinning against God (Gen. 3). The serpent is introduced here as well, but its fall is surprisingly developed.

It seems that the best place to begin is with the general overview of the story of Eve as given on the  back cover’s blurb about the novel. Here it is:

When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the net, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers that her genetic code connects her to every known race. No one would guess what her survival will mean …  No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter” and invites her to witness the truth about her story—indeed, the truth about us all.

The truth about us all?  More like the Lies from Satan himself.

   Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breath-taking discoveries that challenge traditional beliefs about who we are and how we’re made. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.

“True to the original texts and centuries of scholarship?”              

Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained by cultural rules or limitations.                                                          Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.

And deceive and confuse!

Do you notice how this summary uses “true” and “truth” (3x) and makes exorbitant claims?

Almost everything in this blurb after the first paragraph is alarming, untruthful, and false. The story is not true; it is not true about us all; it falsifies the “original texts”; it slanders the account of who we are and how we were made; it foists upon us corrupt, foreign, sexually heavy pagan myths; it destroys cultural rules that have made people successful and fulfilled; and it fails to consider a whole body of literature in the research. Thus it is unscholarly.

I don’t know who wrote this blurb but it was either Paul Young himself or someone with his mindset equally committed to corrupting beyond recognition the Biblical account of Genesis 1-3.

And did you catch the words about The Shack, that it “awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God”? This is an amazing confession, since the word, “non-religious,” really means “non-Christian.” All readers of The Shack should take note.

If from the preceding it seems that women have a special place in this story, this is correct. In more ways than one, women predominate. At the end of the book Young draws attention to “women’s rights and issues” (300). Because Eve gives a false role to the role of women in the Biblical story it should embarrass every Bible-believing woman.

Wm. Paul Young is certainly no dummy. He is capitalizing on Feminism and “Women’s Rights.”  WHAT does this have to do with our Bible??

Regarding his other novels, Young has claimed fictional license by claiming that they are fictional stories—yet at the same time he claims that they are autobiographical and highly theological. However, this blurb would have us believe that with Eve Young is substituting for the Biblical narrative his own story which he has created and wants us to believe. This is arrogance of the highest magnitude. Young has immersed himself in a vain pursuit to rewrite God’s story in a way that pleases him alone. This is pride, the most basic sin of all and the chief attribute of the Devil, Satan, himself.

I could not agree more with this writer!

As I did with my review of Crossroads, I have critiqued this novel by listing under several topics the statements that are germane to the study of universal reconciliation (UR). Then I will outline the most outlandish claims used to interpret Genesis 1-3. These I’ve organized under the names we all recognize: God, Adam, Eve, etc.

Again, a brief reminder of what this story is all about. An abused, battered young woman by the name of Lilly washes up on shore in a sealed container from earth. The place is an island between worlds—the earth and another world, and between dimensions (55). She is the sole survivor. She is barely alive, and for over a year she is slowly nursed back to health. Angels attend her. Eve, the Black woman, announces that the arrival of this woman marks the beginning of the end (3). Eve notes that there are three special women: the woman to whom was given the promise of the seed; the woman whose seed would crush the serpent’s head; and the woman to whom the seed would be forever united (3). During Lilly’s long recovery she is given the ability to go from her world back to the beginning, to the creation of all things, back to the events of Genesis 1-3, back to Eden (which is a cube; 31).  She is to be a special witness and even participate in these events. She converses with Eve, who is her main contact with the past and her guide. She converses with Adam, the serpent, and with the Triune God revealed as separate persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We learn at the end that this is probably all part of a dream.

If the reader of this review has a limited time, the most significant chapters are 9-13 and 16=pp. 121-196, 223-240 (esp. chap. 16 and its pp.). See my comments on these chapters/pages scattered among the points below. Pay special attention to topics #5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16. Also read the Conclusion where I address why Young has written such a distortion of the Bible and some final comments.

Critique.  Below, after every point of the novel I cite my concerns/oppositions in [ ].

1. The doctrine of salvation, regeneration. [This is virtually omitted in this novel. Instead such is described as the next point, #2, and expanded under the point of “the nature of God.”].

2.  Relationship with God. [A very clear indication of Young’s animosity toward religion is his having Eve say that she knows “nothing of religious” (27). Scholars are described as being able to explain “almost anything, even if it isn’t true” (28).]

3.  Knowledge and faith. Typically Young contrasts belief with knowledge (32). Words like “God” and “believe” are meaningless to those who “know” God (78). Mystery is much better than needing to control everything, to know everything (165). [Here again there is an implicit rejection of the knowledge of the Bible as being able to be understood, in favor of uncertainty (165; as in The Shack).]

4.. The creation of the universe as described in Genesis 1. At the end    of the sixth day God rested from all his labor (44). [This accords with the Biblical record.]

5. Sin, the Fall of human beings into sin, as recorded in Genesis 3. At the birth of Adam Eternal Man proclaims that Adam “cannot drift into unworthiness” (43). [This hints at Young’s universalism which denies total depravity that came with Adam’s rebellion.]

I want the reader to know that I am NOT a Calvinist.

Adam is told that he has freedom to turn away from his face-to-face relationship with Eternal man. He would then discover within himself a shadow, a nothingness, which would deceive him (65). [This terminology is how Young describes “sin,” a term he never uses but which is widely used in the Bible. Also Young’s wording suggests that this “turning” will be found within Adam. Thus Adam was not created innocent, without sin, as the Bible makes clear in Gen 2-3].

Eternal Man also tells Adam that there is no death in Adam “nor in any who are within you” (66). [Apparently this is another idea fueled by Young’s denial of depravity.]

The restriction of eating from the tree “affirming Good and Evil” is not a command but a necessity (66). Should Adam “turn” and eat of this tree he will embrace death and evil (67). Because of Adam all have inherited “shadow-sickness,” the “darkness of death,” in their mortality (97, 262). [Again this is the substitution for the Biblical word, “sin,” which is far more powerful than a “shadow sickness.” Sin is neither a shadow nor a sickness.]

New Age New Age New Age!

The turning away from God means that Adam has chosen to believe that he is alone. This is the beginning of the Great Sadness (127). [This is the same terminology used in The Shack when Mac turns away from a relationship with God. The Bible’s explanation for why God created Eve is to give a “suitable helper” to Adam so that he would not be alone. The Bible ascribes no evil to this need. Young interprets it to mean that Adam does not accept his relationship with God alone as adequate. So Young impugns evil when the Bible does not; and skips over the evil that the Bible has.]

In spite of Adam’s turning from God, God promises that he will never turn from Adam, never leave him, that his love is not conditional (128). [Here is the basis for UR’s claim that all humanity is/remains a child of God.]

Adam “believed that his turning was the good and so darkness became his reality”; and    this led to his embrace of control, power, and so we embrace “politics and religion,” conquest, etc., including the sacrifice of one for the many. Yet he is still the son of God  (195). [In these words we see Young’s objection to sacrifice, including the sacrifice of   Christ on the cross (see Young’s newest book, Lies We Believe about God, ch. 19). UR’s  insistence that no one is ever lost appears here also.]

The eating of the forbidden fruit is identified as: “Instead of trusting, they had  transgressed, with death the consequence of the choosing.” [This is the only instance in Eve where Young identifies Adam’s “turning” as transgression—a more Biblical term. But it still falls short of the word “sin.”]

Eve weeps over the fall, but Adam justifies it because it enables them to exercise dominion by knowing good and evil (228). They may have been abandoned by God  but they are “no longer foolish” (228).

Adam attacks the Tree of Life belonging to God, sacrificing animals and impaling  them on the tree; he strips it of all but two branches. Adam becomes bloody in the   process. He justifies this to Eve by saying: “I thought by offering the Tree of Life another’s death to take our place, its blood might cover our transgression.” Adam thought  that sacrifice would atone for his failure and would appease God (237). [While it isn’t immediately apparent what this is all about, Young is symbolizing the “sacrifice” of  Christ on the cross; and intends to show that such sacrifice is impotent. It is man’s plan, not God’s, but God will submit to man’s work and so use it  for his purposes. God is not angry toward Adam and Eve and sacrifice does not appease. Again, this is made clear in Lies, chapters 17, 19, which asserts that the cross was not God’s idea and that God does  not require sacrifice!—blasphemy.]

Lies from the father of lies!

In recounting the immediate events after the Fall, Young has Adam blame Eve for “what   he had conceived in his own heart” (234); Adam is described as having rebelled and not repenting to God; but God does not condemn nor denounce (234). Eve confesses, weeps, and is embraced by Eternal Man. God “snares” the serpent to the ground and vows “hostility” between the seed of the woman and the serpent’s seed; the serpent’s seed will  bruise the heel of the woman’s seed but the latter would crush the serpent’s head (235). [The last part of this is Biblical; but Young clearly places the greater blame here on  Adam rather than holding them both equally responsible. He says that the woman stood  with God against Adam and the serpent (235). Also the word “curse” never occurs, just “snaring.” The former suggests evil, but not the latter.]

Again, he must make the woman appear better than a man.  That sells books.

6.  The nature of God. The essence of God is “Good submitted in knowing Love, One to the Other” (100). [Young seems to truncate the nature of the Trinity here. Why is God good? Because he is holy, just and love. Without all of his attributes being complete and perfect, God becomes less than God. But this is all in line with UR that insists that love limits God’s other attributes. In asserting this God has been remade in the image of man.]

LIES.

Then it is said that “God has need of nothing, but God will not be God apart from us. To live inside God’s life is to explore this mystery of participation” (100). [These statements suggest that God’s nature depends on human beings—which is idolatry—again making God into our image!]

The creation was crafted “inside God” and Adam was created and birthed “inside” Eternal Man (141). [This is anti-Biblical; God created all things and human beings outside of himself. Adam is from dirt, which is external. Otherwise Young’s account suggests that God is not truly “other” or transcendent.]

God birthed Adam as a baby and nursed Adam at real breasts with real milk, according to the Scriptures (1 Pet. 2:2-3), Young writes. The idea that Adam began as an adult is mythology, he says (141-142). [This explanation rejects the Biblical account, takes literally 1 Peter when it is figurative, and adopts pagan myths as truth. Young gives greater credence here to myths than to the Bible.]

I seriously have no words.

God does not have a settled plan and purpose; he is an artist, not a draftsman, and “God will not be God apart from us” (181). [This makes our participation with God a necessity, but correct, Biblical theology teaches that God does not need anything, that he exists from all eternity of the past when there was nothing yet created, that the relationship of love prevailed among the members of the Godhead without created objects such as humans to love, that he is omnipotent and omniscient. God does have a plan and all is included in his plan but he is not the author of some things in it, such as the origin of sin, the fall of humans and of the creation, etc. Here Young makes God much less than God, which is blasphemy again.]

God does NOT need anything to be GOD.  He is the Great IAM.

After the Fall (note that Young titles chapter 16, “The Fall”), God’s search for Adam and Eve is described as “a broken heart . . . not fury and outrage” (230). [Yet certainly there was holy anger involved.]

As God escorts Adam out of Eden he says that he will “consent and submit” to Adam, that one day he will “redeem his disaster,” and crush the serpent “within” Adam (239). [All this is somewhat afield of the Biblical record, especially the idea of God submitting to Adam’s fall. Young expands on God’s submitting to people in Lies, ch. 4.]

Does the reader see the ongoing insinuation that God needs us to be God?  Blasphemy!

God tells Eve that he allowed Adam to fall because real love must allow it to be refused (243). The same message is what Eve says to Lilly when she explains why she left Eden to join Adam. God “submits to” our choosing and “joins us in our darkness,” Eve says (282-83). [Yet what are the consequences? How can Young say that God still loves unconditionally? If one refuses love does he not embrace the consequences—judgment and the wrath of God (so John 3:17-18, 36)? Yet UR rejects judgment; so it posits a necessary future “re-turning” (not repentance) of all so that all will embrace love and it cannot be refused everlastingly. In the process, according to UR, God is never absent.]

God joins us in our darkness?   (1 John 1:5)   “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

7.  The Lord Jesus is introduced by various names including Adonai, Everlasting God, and “Eternal Man” (33). This last title is heretical, since Jesus took on humanity in real time only around 4-6 BC. Just because it was in the eternal thought of God that the Second Person was to become incarnate, such was not a reality till much later after Eden.]

Where is the description of Jesus as “God Incarnate?”

Eternal Man creates Adam, a baby, out of dirt. [Gen 2 presents the creation of Adam as an adult].

Jesus nurses Adam at his breasts! He is described as having both “motherly affection and fatherly kindness” (42). [That the pre-incarnate God should have breasts is blasphemy, and embracing pagan myths, not the Bible].

Does the reader pick up on transgenderism?   Young is hitting on all the evil in this world.

8.  The Holy Spirit. The Spirit is represented as Wind (34) and breath (59).

9.  Adam. Eternal Man creates Adam and declares that he is “My beloved son, in whom My soul delights” (35; 176). [This terminology is used of Jesus Christ at his baptism (Matt. 4) and seems only appropriate of him alone.]

Adam is formed as a baby, not an adult (35, 176) and is nursed at the breasts of Eternal Man. An angel cuts the umbilical cord (43). [Gen 2 says Adam was created as an adult.]

Eternal Man creates the womb for Adam on the first day of creation (170). [This is truly making the preincarnate Christ into the image of a man.]

All humanity was “created in Adonai” (214). [Adam and humanity were not created “in God” but external to him; so Gen 1-2.]

Adam begins wondering why he is alone, as the serpent has pointed out, and this is the start of his turning—loneliness (124). He cuts himself with the sword that the serpent gives him (125). [Thus the Fall into sin, as the Bible puts it, has already begun prior to Gen 3.]

The sword symbolizes all those who sacrifice animals to God to “atone for Adam’s turning” (199). [Again Young disparages sacrifice in Lies, ch. 19.]

Adam’s naming of the animals (Gen 2) was during his turning and was intended by God as a way for him to return to God (186), but it doesn’t have this result. So the naming is the “result” of Adam’s turning, not the beginning of it (192). [Implication: the good naming of the animals was done by a sinning person, and thus the naming is tinged by the fall and curse—contrary to the record of Gen 2. Young apparently is aware of the implicit contradiction, so he has his characters observe that the moment of Adam’s turning was never recorded (192)]. Adam empowered the snake (187). By turning away from God Adam dragged the serpent and creation into the shadow cast by his turning (194). [Thus the cause of sin among humanity comes from within Adam, not from the outside, from the serpent—again contrary to Gen 2. Adam falls before the serpent! In addition, it means that Adam was not created/birthed in innocence; he was not perfect when God made him. This calls into question the perfection of God, including his omnipotence and omniscience. This is blasphemy.]

Adam becomes pregnant with Eve and after nine months gives birth to her, fashioned from Adam’s feminine side. She had slept within him. God’s “nature” was now “expressed” in two persons (187). [The problems: Eve was created as an adult, not an infant. Also, by this story, she would bear the sin already present in Adam (although Young doesn’t call this sin). Also, contrary to Young, the two don’t express the “nature” of God (which is divinity) but are made in God’s “image and likeness” (so Gen. 1); otherwise Adam and Eve and all of us would be divine, although also fallen (which slanders the nature of God). In the end Young is making God our Creator into the image of the creature. Finally, this account makes both Adam and Eve already fallen in Gen 2 prior to the Fall in Gen 3!]

More Transgenderism

Adam’s naming of Eve as Isha (the Hebrew word for woman) is a further proof of Adam’s turning because it displays his power and dominion over Eve, “as if he could be like God apart from God” (189). [Here is further corruption of Gen 2; and the quoted terminology is sloppy language: people are not made “like God” but in his image and likeness (so Gen 1) (Young’s terminology suggests divinity).]

Adam names Eve “Eve” after the Fall because she is the mother of all living but he is dead (236). [The former part of this is true, the latter about Adam being dead is true of them both.]

In Adam, God says, the “very Good will always be deeper than the turning” (243). [This is Young’s way of saying that there is no such thing as a sin nature or total depravity, that all are children of God.]She is introduced to Lilly in the Garden before Adam is “born” (41).

SIN is what sent our Lord Jesus to the Cross for us!

10.  Eve. She is the mother of all including Lilly (39). She witnesses the “birth” of Adam before being created by God (41). She is formed in Adam’s womb as a baby (157) in order to try to prevent Adam’s complete turning (128, 188-189, 196). Eve is in Adam and Adam is in God (157). Eve came to Lilly prior to her coming as a baby in Adam’s womb so that she could stop Adam’s turning, and Lilly was to witness all of this (175). Eve was birthed from Adam’s womb after nine months and nursed at God’s breast, just like Adam did (189). Eve is both the daughter of Adam and his wife (189). [Isn’t it incest for the mother/father of a person to later have sex with his offspring/daughter? Almost everything else in this paragraph is a complete fabrication away from the Bible.]

Lilly?  Could this be “Lillith” from Hebrew mysticism?  She was known as the wife of Satan.

Brethren, I cannot go on with this blasphemous and Satanic rubbish.  If you would like to read this article in its entirety you can go HERE

Could Wm. Paul Young actually believe that he is creating a “new religion” much like John Smith with the Mormons?  This man is has no idea who God is and how INFINITELY POWERFUL He is!!

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”  (Matthew 10:28).

Here is what Wm. Paul Young thinks about our Savior Jesus Christ:

According to Paul’s distortion of the Bible, Christ never atoned for sin because he never suffered eternal torment. “Calvary was nothing but a farce, a burlesque, a travesty, and a sham. Then Jesus died a failure and in vain, and never redeemed anyone from anything. If eternal torment were the penalty for sin, then Jesus is not the Savior of men, for He failed to take our place, and pay our debt, by being eternally tormented. And if He is not the Savior of men, then He is not even a good man, but a liar, and therefore a rogue and a deceiving rascal. And therefore, if eternal torment is the penalty for sin, then salvation is a mere myth, and the Bible’s the world’s most abominable maze of evil imaginings; for it then merely leads men to trust for deliverance to a concept which will lead to everlasting sorrow” (xvii).

Brethren,  there are millions who identify as Christians, who are reading Young’s books as if they are Holy Spirit inspired.  Perhaps this is part of what we were told by our Lord about the strong delusion which will grip many.

PRAY for those who are being deceived by people such as Young.  I have found it very difficult to speak with these types.  They dig their heals in and call us Jesus Freaks.

I am proud of that title.  I may get a shirt made with “Jesus Freak” on the front. Maybe on the back it will say “If you died tonight – do you know where you would go?”

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!