Are You Driven To Distraction? | Northstar Church

I do not know about Yuinz (Pittsburghese for you all) but I am sick and tired of being distracted with tools of fear, deceptions, and bad testimony.  While you are looking at the distraction, a real monster is lurking in the labyrinth and poised to tear us sunder and devour us.

knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20–21)


COVID and Vaccinations. It is a distraction and a tool of deception designed to turn us all against one another. I am by no means dismissing the disease as I have had it and survived. It is real, that is a fact. HOWEVER, it is not the Black Death or even REMOTELY as devastating as the Spanish Flu.  After-all, it does have a 99% survival rate. I do not know about you, but I like those odds.

Honestly, I am suffering from Vaccine information fatigue. LOOK, if you want to get it (vaccine), knock yourself out and go for it. I am quite sure as a free individual you can make such choices for yourself. If this Vaccine is the END ALL, BE ALL, MAKE YOU SAFE, jab, and YOU are worried about COVID, then YOU get it. Do not worry about me and other FREE individuals who do not want it. If we being the uneducated crazy Jesus freak Christians do not want to get it, what is the big deal? After-all, if what you are saying is TRUE (and it’s not) that we are all going to die unless…, then I would think YOU would encourage us not to get a Vaccine and be rid of us. Oh, by the way, I thought you Leftist were all about CHOICE over one’s body. I mean we can’t ask about what’s going on in that Planned Parenthood Facility, where little Jane of 16 is exercising her reproductive rights without parental consent. So then, if mandated Vaccinations become reality, then truly I DO NOT have a right over MY body, then I guess YOU should totally abolish abortion? Hmm, seems a fair trade. Indeed, I’ll line up for the Vaccination does 1, does 2, Delta variant, Echo variant, and whatever else Pfizer deems I need injected into me if it’ll end abortion. Yeah, I know that is not going to happen.


For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: (1 Peter 2:21) We are called to give testimony of Jesus. However, when Christians wear the name of Jesus and act UN-Christlike, that is called bad testimony. When you wear the name of the Lord and act counter to His will and His way you are truly taking the Lord’s name in vain.

Over Vaccinations people are turning on one another even among professed believers. Again 99% survival rate. You see Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself, cannot stand.” I think he read that in a book somewhere. “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. (Matthew 12:25b)

While the UNBELIEVING world looks at us Christians what do they see? Indeed, a divided house. While were beating each other over the head about non-salvation issues such a Eschatological Rapture timing (or insert whatever topic here) saying those who do not agree with us are of Satan. Unbelievers sit by and laugh at what a joke these Christians are.

Even among people I deem friends, I see this behavior. They are prominent people with considerable influence and followings, well, I will not mention names. Let’s just say there is this lady from the Midwest and a pastor friend of hers that stated something like this “If you don’t agree with this certain Rapture timing, you are of Satan” This in turn set off this guy (rightly so) from NY that now lives in the UK, who happens to have a different Rapture timing view.  He was all outraged over this, and I agreed with him. Fast forward sometime later, that same person is now decrying those who do not agree with his Return timing as of Satan… What goes around comes around, eh? Point is, when those that are seeking the Lord see this behavior, it puts them off. Both unnamed individuals, I happen to love and agree (mostly) with, both divide God’s word very well. Yet, they both also have given bad testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore it will put people off and drive them away or worse. Into the arms of deceivers. So much for: Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31–32)


For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; (2 Timothy 4:3)

There is no shortage of false teachers and influential Christians that have veered so far away from the truth. I just heard an interview with Amy Grant. Of course, Amy has a backslide or two (as we all do in life) But, now she is full blown out there with heresy.

“That’s why, to me, it’s so important to set a welcome table. Because I was invited to a table where someone said, ‘don’t be afraid, you’re loved.’… Gay. Straight. It does not matter. It does not matter how we behave. It doesn’t matter how we’re wired,” Grant asserted. [SOURCE]

It does not Matter How we behave? Are you serious? Sadly, this is where many of ” So Called Christians” are these days. If behavior does not matter then why did Jesus say this: And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:23) “Practice Lawlessness”, Hmm. I think it does matter how we behave. I am a pro at Repenting as I miss the mark too. Yet, I am not comfortable, nor do I affirm my failings and sins. 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)

That is Mercy and Grace. Ms. Grant is advocating licentious living. There are FAR too many influential Christians and Pastors who have embraced full blown error. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; (2 Peter 3:17)

Greater Series: Abolishing Apostasy (Hebrews 6:1-8)


The point of writing this is not to rant on COVID Fear tactics, Christian infighting, or False Christian’s It is to serve a wake-up call that we are NOW currently undergoing full blown moral collapse and apostasy. Studying these things since the mid 1980’s I always knew these days would come, perhaps even in my lifetime. Well now, they are at hand. I am not happy about this decline and falling away, Yet I have Joy that each day is a day closer to the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I CAN NOT stress enough for you all to get into the Word of God. Start working your Spiritual Muscles.

Than you will know things will get worse. Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1)

We know the world is being conditioned to take the mark of the beast. We know people will get tired of craziness and fear and a leader will come and fix this all by proclaiming peace and safety. The masses will place their trust in this leader. BUT, For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

Years ago, there was a movie about poker called Rounders. There was a quote in it that went something like this “If within 5 minutes you don’t spot the sucker that the table. You’re the sucker” QUIT getting caught up in despairing news designed to distract you away from God.

We know what is coming, let’s act like it! Quit punching yourself in the head putting out imaginary flames and get busy to share the Gospel with those who need it!