Sunday, April 10, 2016

Chinese Christians

It's an old video but it's cheering. The West has been coming to despise the Word of God but the Chinese are thrilled and grateful to be given Bibles. Christianity has been growing in China for decades. Estimates of the number of Christians in China is up to 100 million, 250 million projected by 2030.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

EUROPE: STOP THE SAPPY TEARS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

I felt it myself but didn't quite have the nerve to say it. Then I saw it said at Front Page Magazine.

Yes, stop the grieving for the victims of the Brussels attack. The direct victims must grieve and be comforted, but everybody else: you should be ANGRY, you should be UP IN ARMS, you should be denouncing these murdering servants of the devil with every breath you take. Why are you shedding powerless tears and sending sweet sad condolences to Brussels when you should be declaring war on the enemies of Europe?

I know why and it's sadder than sad that you are the captives of the evil philosophies of Cultural Marxist Political Correctness.

And as I keep saying too:  I know it's because you hate the true God and this powerlessness is your due punishment.  This powerlessness that only feeds the ambitions of the jihadists. 

WAKE UP!  WAKE UP! WAKE UP!

Oh Lord. wake up Your people to pray for them.

Brussels: Soon-coming Capital of the Islamic State of Europe

The Political Correctness that us the real reason for the jihadist attacks in Europe is pretty depressing.  Makes me want to grab the leftists by the shoulders and shake them until the craziness in their brains falls out.

But I know only too well that their craziness is part of God's judgment.   Until Europe turns back to God it will stay solidly planted in those brains.

There's a picture of the wreckage in Brussels at the top of today's Front Page article on the attack, Isis Takes the Capital of the European Union, and the expression on the face of the man facing the camera suggests to me the hopelessness of it all.  I'm probably projecting but they must know the situation is hopeless because they must know that this wouldn't be happening if it weren't for the leftist politics that controls Europe.  They HAVE to know that at some level.  But they are enslaved to it, they can't get rid of it, because that would be "racist" or "Islamophobic."

It had escaped me yesterday that Brussels is the Capital of the European Union, but how very ... prophetic.  The article points out that the Muslim population of Brussels is almost a quarter of the total, some 300,000, and that they'll likely be the majority in only 14 years. 

What's their answer to this?  Hey, it's "more diversity:"

It makes for some pretty ghoulish irony:
Last year during the European Parliament elections, Brussels became the site of the first terrorist attack by a returning ISIS fighter. The target was the Jewish Museum of Belgium. The Mayor of Brussels said that more diversity was the answer. Next year, Jihadists operating partly out of Brussels carried out a massacre of 130 people in Paris while shouting “Allahu Akbar” at each killing spree.

The dead included French, Belgians, Mexicans, Germans, Portuguese, Romanians and Chileans.

The killers were all Muslims.

That is what diversity looks like now. 
The usual explanations have failed of course, since they're all based on a denial of reality required by Political Correctness:
This is not a social problem. It is a supremacist problem.

Muslim terrorism is not caused by despair, but by hope. A Muslim suicide bomber does not die out of hopelessness, but because he hopes to impose Islam and earn 72 virgins in paradise. He shouts “Allahu Akbar”, proclaiming the supremacy of his Islamic religion over Christianity, Judaism and all the rest, as he kills his victims because he believes that a different Europe is possible. An Islamic Europe.

The latest terror attack in Brussels has been called “an attack on all of Europe.” But it’s Brussels, with the insistence on open borders and open migrant policies, that is the real attack on all of Europe.

Muslim immigration is its outcome. Muslim terrorism is the outcome of Muslim immigration.

...Brussels is where Europe’s future died. It is the first real outpost of the Islamic State in Europe. It shows us Europe’s terrible future if the invasion does not end.

...Take in the sight of broken glass and bloodied bodies, frightened families fleeing through the smoke, faces covered in ash, and remember that this is the outcome of the progressive vision for Europe.

This is reality intruding into the fantasies of immigration and integration where a new multicultural Europe shines forth as a beacon from Brussels to show us a better world. These people died so that you would know the truth. They were not the first and they will not be the last.

If we do not want to end up the same way, we must end Islamic immigration before it ends us.
(my emphasis)
Sadly, the same mentality that rules in Europe is doing its tyrannical best to bring about the same destruction here. The voices condemning Trump and shutting down his rallies are the same forces that are destroying Europe. Try to tell leftists about any of this and you find out very soon that they are quite willing to drop all pretense to civility and murder you with words.  It is truly an ironclad delusion.

I'm hoping Trump's willingness to shout back will prevail, but that depends on how far gone we are under God's heavy hand of judgment.
Practicing Muslims outnumber practicing Christians in Brussels. 
They need to wake up and pray like they've never prayed before.

And so do we.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Europe has abandoned God, So ISIS attacks in Brussels and nobody sees the connection

Today a slaughter in Brussels by the usual suspects. Is the push for Islamic world power escalating or is it just a momentary flurry?

What can I say? I guess I can keep saying this is a spiritual problem. Politics alone won't solve it. I'm glad if the police are getting good information but that's a mercy of God He's granted fairly generously considering how He is hated in Europe. Europe is under judgment, and the great numbers of Muslims displacing the original ethnic populations is one form of that judgment. Already their loss of national boundaries to the EU should be seen as God's judgment. It's all in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

Islam is the scourge He is using, in Europe and America both. That's what 9/11 was, and it's what all the Islamist attacks in Europe are too.

Why are we under judgment? You only need to read the Ten Commandments to make a list of the sins proliferating in the West over the last few decades. We've even thrown the Ten Commandments out of our courts so you'll have to find a Bible to look them up. But the preeminent sin is our rejection of the true God.

As God keeps saying over and over in the Old Testament: "But return to Me" and He will heal us, He will bless us, He will give us favor with the Muslims too and they will see the truth of Christ.

Europe has abandoned Christianity, and I mean Biblical Christianity, Reformation Christianity, Protestant Christianity, and America is well on its way though still lagging behind somewhat. The only salvation possible for the West is to restore it. I pray for it. May God have mercy on us all.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Spiritual Gifts Means Gifts possessed by men, not miracles done by God

Keep running across charismatic/continuationist reactions to the Strange Fire Conference.  Besides the surprisingly common responses that seem not to have heard a word of the Conference at all but just go on and on elaborating their own familiar opinions, the main misunderstanding persists: they miss the point that it's supernatural gifts possessed by human beings that are said to have ceased, not God's doing of miracles Himself.

 This was said at the Conference but nevertheless keeps being overlooked. Tom Pennington's talk showed that gifts to men had the specific purpose of identifying the possessor as God's messenger, and there was no need for such messengers after Jesus' ministry was shown to be from God. But God may still do miracles Himself, nobody is denying that.  Pennington answers this among other persisting misunderstandings of his arguments HERE.

It's a common confusion the Conference should have definitively resolved, but it persists. Even Martyn Lloyd-Jones seems to have misunderstood this, which you can see on a You Tube video of John Piper on Lloyd-Jones, Piper also having this misunderstanding.

When you then see that the gifts claimed for today aren't at all the same as those in the New Testament, the whole issue ought to be closed with finality.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Praying for Revival

It's surprising and exhilarating to be thinking again of revival.  It's still scary to think of all the counterfeits that are out there that would try to distort it, but I'm refusing to be intimidated.  We need revival desperately, there is absolutely no other hope.  Either God blesses us with revival or America goes down as Europe has pretty much already gone down.  We know it's the last days so watching and praying is our job but that can't preclude doing everything in our power to resist it.  "Oh God isn't going to give us a revival now."  Well maybe He isn't.  Or maybe He would if we approached Him as He wants us to.  Committing ourselves to the last-ditch attempt has to be the right thing to do. 

We're weak and flabby spiritually, at least I am and I know most of the Church is.  I hope those who are spiritually strong have been holding up us weak ones in prayer.  In any case we have to GET strong.  Anyone who even has a glimmer of an inkling of how much we need to do this should set aside more time than usual just to ask God to help us overcome our inertia, focus our thoughts, show us what we need to repent of, in ourselves first, then in the Church at large, learn His will, grow in fervor where now we can barely form an idea about what we should be doing.  I have no doubt He'll supply everything we need for such a task if we ask Him to do it. 

I've begun at least that much.  If just one other person would join me in the effort and pray for me too, and pass on the project to someone else, before long we could have a praying army.   Pray for the Church to be purified first of all, then pray for the nation, pray for Europe too, even they could be revived, why not?  Pray for all Christians on the planet.  With intensity, giving much more time than usual to prayer and seeking the Lord.  Determined to get all sin out of our lives.  Determined to reach God's ear.

For some inspiration, go listen to the sermons at Sermon Audio and Sermon Index on Revival.  I've listened to many at Sermon Audio.  Here's that page at Sermon Audio.

Who are we, Church?  "Terrible as an army with banners?" (Song of Solomon Ch 6) Isn't that what we SHOULD be? If we belong to God shouldn't we be about His business, especially now?  Throw out the TV if you have to, at least turn it off for 80% of the time you normally watch it.  Reorganize your schedule to throw out anything that isn't absolutely essential for the tasks of living.  Go into the prayer closet and prepare to wrestle with a blank mind, a distracted mind, the onslaughts of the devil, beg God to help you pray  ask and keep asking for God's help to overcome it all and give you fervor for revival.  Revival is what we need.  Don't pray for anything else in that prayer sitting, just revival, just God's power in blessing on His people.

Listen to some of those sermons, they really are inspiring.  Ian Paisley is a great preacher of the old fire-and-brimstone thundering style which may be hard to listen to but what he says is very inspiring.  Interestingly two other preachers who are also originally from Northern Ireland are also inspiring on revival:  Alan Cairns and Rev. Cranston in Ontario Canada, Port Hope, who has a series of sermons on revivals in the Bible.  And E. A. Johnston America, Revival or Ruin is also very inspiring.  And of course Leonard Ravenhill. 

Somebody, just one other person.  We can make a difference.  I'm sure others are praying too, but we need to give LOTS of time to it, not just sandwich a few words for revival into prayers for other things. If hundreds of us set ourselves to do this God might really hear from heaven and heal our land before He comes in judgment.

I can get a lot more specific but I'll save that for another post.