On the Rock I Rest

By William Oldham

   One day Jesus asked His apostles who the Jews were saying He was. They told Him that some were saying He was John the Baptist, raised from the dead; others were saying He was the prophet Elijah; and still others were saying He was Jeremiah or one of the other prophets. Jesus then asked them, “But what about you all, who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

          Jesus then said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:17-18

          The Roman Catholic Church has taught for several hundred years that when Jesus said, “…I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church…”, Jesus was saying that Peter was the rock on which He would build His church. They say this because in the Greek, Peter means rock. But, is that what Jesus was saying? How important is it to the church to know exactly what Jesus meant? And, how can we know what He meant?

          When Jesus said He was going to build a church, He wasn’t referring to a massive cathedral or a building of any kind. He was speaking of creating a race of people who would be chosen by God to be a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people who would be a special possession of God; a people who God would call out of darkness into His wonderful light; a people who would declare His praises. 1 Peter 2:9

          From the day the Holy Spirit came to dwell in believers, as recorded in Acts 2, up unto this very day, God has been calling men and women, boys and girls to be members of Christ’s church. For nearly 2000 years Christ has been building His church; God has been calling people from all walks of life, and from every nation, tribe, people and language to believe in His Son Jesus Christ. The preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the way God chose to call them.

          Jesus said His church would be built on a rock that even Hell itself couldn’t stop the building. Is there anywhere in all of God’s holy word that even hints that something God-ordained, and eternal in the heavens would be built on a man? All of Scripture testifies that God appointed one Person, and one Person only to build His church, and that Person is God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ. In regards to Christ and His church, and the identity of the Rock, Peter himself tells us:

“…As you come to [Jesus], the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says, “See, I lay in Zion, a chosen and precious Cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.” 1 Peter 2:4-6

          There can only be one cornerstone to a building; the Scriptures teach that the apostles are the foundation of the church and Christ is the Cornerstone (Rock) of the church. Only those who believe in and obey Christ and His commands are placed into the building as living stones.

          How serious is it for a professing church to say that the church of the living God is built on a man? In saying so, they openly reject the Rock on which their eternal souls must rest to have eternal life. The church of God rests solely on THE ROCK!

Brother Bill is a Bible teacher and can be contacted at bboldham@sbcglobal.net

CHINA SHOULD RULE THE WORLD: WEF’s Klaus Schwab: China Is “a Role Model for Many Countries”

From thenewamerican.com

In a recent interview with Communist China’s state-run television, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab had high praise for the People’s Republic. While discussing his plans for a coming global government, the 84-year-old Schwab lauded the communist nation, calling it a “role model” for many of the world’s countries.

Discussing, among other things, the need for a “systemic transformation of the world,” with CGTN’s Tian Wei while at the APEC CEO Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, last week, Schwab talked about the need to be strategic in the coming globalist takeover of the planet.

Asked what he thought of his experience at the G20 conference in Bali, Indonesia, Schwab was mostly positive — but he also seemed impatient to move forward.

“I think it’s positive. The base has been formed, but we have to go one step further,” he stated. “We have to have a strategic mood; we have to construct the world of tomorrow.”

As for China specifically, Schwab had praise for the communist regime’s achievements, calling them “tremendous.”

“I think [China is] a role model for many countries,” he said.

Schwab demurred just a bit, saying that it’s probably not in any nation’s best interest to simply impose any political system. But he certainly seemed impressed with how communism was working out in China.

“We should be very careful in imposing systems,” he said, “But the Chinese model is certainly a very attractive model for quite a number of countries.”

One wonders just what it is about the oppressive Chinese system that Schwab so admires. Is it their brutal Covid-19 lockdowns that continue, with the most recent one occurring in Guangzhou, a city in the Guangdong Province, just northeast of Hong Kong? The area has been under strict lockdown for several weeks, and just this week was the scene of a violent riot that had to be put down by police in hazardous material suits.

Or perhaps what he craves is China’s ability to effectively silence troublesome ethnic or religious groups such as the genocide of Uyghur Muslims or brainwashing camps for Christians.

Although Schwab didn’t come right out and say it, this is the type of control he and other globalist leaders would like to impose upon the world’s population.

Perhaps even more intriguing to someone like Schwab is China’s social credit or “moral ranking” system, in which the government tracks citizens’ behavior and offers rewards (or retribution) based on those scores. Such a thing would be ideal to track individuals’ ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) scores. The WEF has been a vocal promoter of ESG, and claims it has a key role in coming relations with governments and corporations. Certainly, it could be used to track individuals as well.

“‘Stakeholder capitalism,’ a model I first proposed a half-century ago, positions private corporations as trustees of society, and is clearly the best response to today’s social and environmental challenges,” Scwab wrote in 2019. “We should seize this moment to ensure that stakeholder capitalism remains the new dominant model.”

One possible precursor to such an intrusive system globally might be the “digital health certificate” promoted by G20 leaders during their recent conference in Bali, Indonesia. Proponents believe such a system would “facilitate seamless international travel” in the event of another global pandemic.
Of course, it would also give a future global government the means to track individuals’ behavior, whether that be fossil-fuel usage, going into an abortion clinic, or visiting a gun range.

Calling the authoritarian Chinese regime a “role model” represents a dream for someone like Schwab. His World Economic Forum covets the type of institutional control that China wields over its largely enslaved population. 

If Schwab and other globalists get their way, people’s freedom would be dependent upon their willingness to kowtow to governmental mandates — and that’s not really freedom at all. Source

Brothers and sisters in Christ – the writing is on the wall. These tyrants i.e. Schwab and Harari are shameless in their interviews, speaking engagements and writings. They are proud that they herald China as an example of a virtuous country which, in their opinions, should rule the world.

These monsters don’t care a thing about our world. They care only about themselves and the other globalist elites who will rule and will have the bulk of the money. They will continue to cull the human race as they are worker bees for Satan!

Karl Marx would be so proud of these demonic people!



Pastor Was Tired of Complaining About Drag Queen Story Hour, So He Actually Did Something to Combat It

From westernjournal.com

An Arizona pastor has come up with an ingenious way of combating the drag queen story hour rage sweeping the nation: He held his own story hour.

On Wednesday, Dale Partridge of Prescott, Arizona, took to Instagram to share a photo of himself reading to children at a local library. In explaining his reasons for hosting the event, he said he was “tired of complaining” about drag queen story hours.

Partridge stated in his post that he read to the children a book he authored himself called “Jesus and My Gender,” which, according to The Daily Wire, teaches “a positive view of biblical boyhood and girlhood.”

Partridge wrote, “I asked myself this question: Why are drag queens seemingly more devoted to influencing kids in their community than pastors? Why is the LGBTQ+ community more effective at engaging the culture than Christians? These are serious questions we must answer.

“Passive, quiet, and effeminate Christianity is NOT working. We must return to a strong, politically engaged, and Gospel-aggressive Christianity. A Christianity where the men (and women) not only speak up but also stop the evil that is coming after our kids.”

In comments to The Daily Wire, Partridge said, “Fathers and mothers are to raise their children to understand what the Bible says about God, man, Christ, and the church. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Christian men have abdicated this role, leaving children vulnerable to the influence and lies of the culture.”

The pastor is right on the mark here: We Christians and conservatives have a duty to engage in the culture war and teach our children the correct values. If we are not strong enough to preach the gospel, the world will preach its own values to our kids.

One of the most pressing examples of this is the drag queen story hour craze, which indoctrinates children in a view of sexuality that is completely opposed to the teachings of Christ.

Drag queen story hours started out at a few local libraries, but they have since become the latest trend in the culture war and have even been introduced in public schools. This is not limited to secular institutions, either, as some churches have succumbed to the culture and held drag queen events for children.

What kind of message does it send when even the churches, which are supposed to be the custodians of God’s Word, have embraced the spiritual rot that has set into our nation?

Partridge is right: The LGBT movement has been much more effective in recent years in getting its message across, to the point where gay marriage is no longer up for debate. The conservative movement has largely surrendered to the mob, as evidenced by the 12 Republican senators who backed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act last week.

We can no longer afford to be passive. We can complain all we want, but we need to take active measures. The soul of our nation is at stake in this war, and we can no longer be content with the “live and let live” philosophy that allowed the LGBT movement to capture the soul of our nation.

Partridge shows that the best way to combat the spiritual decay in our nation is to offer a genuine alternative to it. The left does not have to have a monopoly on culture; there are still ways that conservatives can effectively fight back.

America is not yet totally lost, but if we want to save its soul, we need to do more than just complain. We need to actively combat the moral and spiritual malaise that we find ourselves in. Source

This pastor is a man after my own heart. Many years ago, I would fight EVIL any way I would hear from the Holy Spirit. Here is an article in which I doctument a few battles against Satan:


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