Chapter 8 Overcoming Critics

Here are a few arguments which may persuade people who disagree. Some people are so stubborn nothing will change their mind. Some can be changed by constant feeding. If you wash your mind in the water of the Gospel daily such as by listening before bed, often you’ll notice something new which was there all along but you didn’t value as important in previous repetitions. Any time such inspiration happens, it is not vain repetition. Eventually like washing grain, your mind will absorb enough water to grow from mere obedience to loving faith. These transitions bridging the gap between historic errors and faith will help provide a floor to resist loss of faith. There are many kinds of people who unjustly hate Jesus Christ and those who truly love Jesus. Denominations hate their own people when they grow toward Jesus beyond their leaders. Satan’s world of atheists, communists, drug abusers, liberals, progressives, sexual deviants, socialists, and more all hate Jesus and the concept of humans pursuing God’s absolute perfection. Is it intellectual laziness, ignorance based faith, demon possession, or a genetic defect? One thing is for sure, only the Great Physician can heal them and that requires love. Sometimes it is another person’s love spread out through prayer. Here we’ll cover a few kinds of haters, presenting Truth to counter the lies they believe and speak. There are people who fight against their own well being and others by resisting or acting against the truth. These people are called sinners, those who should aim for God’s absolute perfection but miss the mark. Unfortunately the realm of sin has grown diverse to include people with ignorance of truth, disinterest, and active opposition all the way to Satan himself. Denominational Haters The denominational sinner is very subtle, appearing to be for Jesus Christ yet not all the way. Pastors must keep the prostituted system going that results in their getting paid even to the point of refusing Jesus’ own words on how to do correctly. Laity will defend the system claiming it to be of God in direct contradiction of Biblical evidence. There are bipolar Christians – people who appear genuine believers on the surface but do not want to get raptured or ascend to God’s throne – they merely want to be loved by God when they die. This divergence from obeying the full gospel can extend to appearing to agree with everything in the Gospel yet when they promise to get someone saved they do not even try. Some will never try to improve, seemingly predestined to their sin in spite of the power of the gospel to save people from their sins. One famous pastor, Ted Haggard, once head of the National Association of Evangelicals representing many denominations, expressed [via email] such extreme resistance to the true church ideas. He may love Jesus for salvation, but secretly hates Jesus’ lessons on church. It is a reaction common among denominational pastors if they respond at all. Here are the points. 1) Jesus brought the true church down from heaven in His blood. It hasn't been practiced fully His way since He gave the absolutely perfect example of how to do it right. 2) Jesus went for depth first, spending three and a half years teaching twelve intensely in Spirit and Word graduating his students (disciples) into apostles (sent by God in answer to prayer to the Lord of the Harvest) to start new churches. Instead of starting churches of twelve like their perfect example, they went wild sometimes disobeying Jesus' words, earning the judgment in Matthew 5:19 like Paul did by prostituting the church with money and power. 3) Had the first apostles followed Jesus' example, they would have multiplied 12x12 every 3.5 years which today would take 10 cycles or 35 years to cover the earth. So going deep first is much more important than a "mega-church" with thousands of people following and paying for a short gospel which corresponds to the Bible report on Satan who became defiled by the multitude of his merchandise. 4) If you have open meetings where everyone can speak as equals instead of a lecture format, the meetings naturally take about three hours like the first official meeting of Congress before they got to the nation's business. Today in lecture type churches, people do not have a clue why it took three hours. There is a fine line of evil identified in the parable of 10 virgins. True believers have a reserve supply of the Holy Spirit they freely received from Jesus. Denominational believers or buyers from those who sell indicates they get their belated supply of spirit from a paid pastor. In a sense even asking readers to pay for this book is such an evil – but there is not much other way to inform people of these truths in a culture super-saturated with sin. Since the parable predestines these sinners to be left behind, hard core resistance must be expected and usually no logic, only overcoming prayer can change them. Therefore, it is best to spend time on the fields that God has made white to harvest and led you into, by prayer to the Lord of the harvest. True Jews = True Christians Often people who do not want to work on a proposal for something Christian will say, "What about the Jews?" Today most Jews recognize that without the support of the USA's Protestant Christians, Israel would not have become or remained a nation [Dr. Laura Schlessinger]. It is interesting that Jews actually are Christians by definition. Christ means the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Jews seek the same anointing as demonstrated by the holy anointing oil in Exodus 30:22-25. Those who mature in that anointing will ascend to God's throne like Enoch, Elijah and the man-child in Isa. 66:7. So, true Jews are identical to true Christians. Unfortunately there are some false Jews just as there are false Christians. These are they which would rather the USA be atheist in culture, schools, and politics than members of any other than their particular sect. Critical thinking v. Truth thinking One problem facing people of truth is critics. Evil people love to disrespect truth and give it criticism like movie critics, make fun of it like comedians, or pervert it like liberal Christians. Truth should be defined, built on, practiced, and mastered just as it is in math. Critical thinking is a perverted field intended to make people better critics. Truth thinking is needed to apply logic to discover and engineer new realities, new projects, and new products. "The truth shall make you free." That is if you pursue it. The easiest way to learn the truth about comparative religions is to go to a library and set their books before you on a table and read some from each. I did that with a Gospel and the Koran. After you do that I'm sure it will be so obvious which is truth and which is a lame philosophy that you will be set free. Don’t pay any attentions to critics, don’t even ignore them [Yogi Berra]. Critics are useless to successful people. Why are schools teaching people to be critical instead of successful? It is because the schools have been infiltrated by Marxist socialist liberal progressives who can't succeed in business. A generation ago it was commonly understood those who can do and those who can’t teach. Interpreting The Manchild Every televangelist I’ve heard understands the manchild in Rev. 12:5 wrong, saying it is Jesus and some of their followers will argue for them, persisting in a wrong understanding. The Rev. 12 woman is the end-time church and her manchild is the Rev. 2-3 overcomers or body of Christ who are the raptured part of the end-time church. Proofs include the two attributes of the manchild; rewards to the overcomers, the rod of iron in Rev. 2:26-27 and sitting with Jesus on His throne in Rev. 3:21. Also, the woman after delivering the manchild is left behind in Rev. 12:6 for the 3.5 year great tribulation. By the typology of Esther and her son Darius who rebuilt Jerusalem, the manchild's main job after the tribulation is to build the New Jerusalem. The heavenly city is the only object which makes it from this heaven and earth to the new heaven and earth in Rev. 21. That makes the manchild the very most important project of all in the whole world to work on at this time. Here is a verse by verse analysis showing the usual interpretation errors point by point with the correct understanding. Revelation 12: 1 “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: “ Obsolete: The "woman clothed in the sun" with "a crown of twelve stars on her head" may represent Israel with the sun being God and the crown with 12 stars representing the 12 patriarchs of Israel. Correct: The woman is the end time church. The sun which is also a star must be Jesus Christ who is God but also a man. What is crowned with the patriarchs and clothed with Jesus? The church loves Jesus so it can but Israel rejects Jesus so Israel can't be the woman to bear His son. 2 “And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” Obsolete: Israel gave birth to the Messiah, Jesus, through the line of David. Correct: The end time church is a multiple entity which must give birth to another multiple entity. Thus it can be the body of overcomers, full grown Christians. 3 “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” Obsolete: The red dragon represents Satan. Correct: Satan is indeed represented as the dragon but there is more to it in chapter 13 which describes an end-time beast with many heads -- likely heads of nations that persecute Christians. 4 “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” Obsolete: A third of the angels were seduced by Satan to rebel against God. Correct: As the Satan following angels are cast to earth, they actively mislead Christians from developing the overcomers and hinder the manchild's birth. A step is inducing believers to misunderstand these verses. 5 “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.“ Obsolete: This represents the birth of Jesus Christ, the male child that was taken up to God and to his throne. Correct: This part of the end time church must have the rod of iron and be qualified to ascend to God's throne. The part of the body of Christ to receive those attributes is the overcomers in Rev. 2- 3. The specifics are Rev. 2:26-27 for the rod of iron and Rev. 3:21 for sitting with Jesus on His throne. 6 “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” Obsolete: Here Israel flees for 1260 days (half of the tribulation, or 3.5 years). Correct: The end-time church after the rapture of the manchild, or overcoming believers, is the church of the left behind which flees to the wilderness for the 3.5 year duration of the great tribulation. During this time, the manchild will no longer be on earth, interceding to prevent many evil events. Truth Over Tolerance "Tolerance becomes a crime, when applied to evil" [Thomas Mann]. We tolerate over 25,000 gangs with over 850,000 members in the U.S. whose main purpose is to sell drugs. In size this is equal to the 6th largest army in the world operating within our borders all focused on addicting you and your family [Randy Forbes]. Police want to contain them but do not want to convert them. Federally funded coalitions want to divert them but do not want to convert them. Only churches desire everyone to be saved. "Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others," [John F Kennedy]. That's an example of liberal progression toward error. To see the real truth, consider the source. JFK was not the first to send "military advisors" to Vietnam, but he increased the number in Vietnam from 800 to 16,300 which tips the scale to JFK for "progress" from our military advising South Vietnam's fight, to our military fighting. Thus, JFK started the Vietnam war using forced draft for a voluntary war which was responsible for the 1960's national rebellion. No wonder his quote created tolerance enforcers covertly supporting his evils. If tolerance must be enforced, it is not tolerance. JFK selected Lyndon Banes Johnson (LBJ) who later made the war official. JFK still gets a free pass by press and history compared to Nixon who ended the war. Isn't war the antithesis of tolerance? Thus, tolerance is blessing of forgiveness in the hands of a true Christian. To a liberal who is progressive toward evil, it is an excuse to hate, destroy property, and kill people. Before selection as vice president, LBJ introduced and passed a law against political speech in traditional churches. That earned LBJ the title of “Not A Patriot,” based on George Washington’s final speech which included, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness.” John Adams, the second president of the USA said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution is this: it connected into one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” Just judges would never allow laws which violate these founding truths to stand. Fortunately there is a growing number of pastors who are standing against the IRS in administering this law, sending in tapes of their disobedience asking for a lawsuit because they will win when compared with other non-profits like unions [David Barton]. Unjust judgments must be nullified by all. The melting pot theory alleges America became great by attracting diverse minds and cultures. Actually, the melting pot must be examined. What supplies the attraction and heat for melting? America’s love of Jesus. What should be the result of the melting? People walking in Christ as the founders did. The promotion of a witch’s brew of dead and dying cultures as something new and better than absolute perfection must be abolished. Ignore culture’s sludge while Jesus is transforming it and take God’s best. Corrupt Power Based on generic human error [Harvard Business Review June 2001], District Attorneys and their deputy DA's who have been on the job for any length of time, have railroaded innocents into prison as the minimum statistic of 20%-30% (or 25% average) shows. Even DNA lab test results are wrong 20% of the time [Barry Scheck]. Up to 90% false imprisonment occurs based on cases with no physical evidence [Time May 31, 2010 p. 29]. Once in a while a DA is found responsible for their abuse, such as in the Nifong case. The evil media calls KKK the extreme right but they lie. Satan is the extreme left and Jesus Christ is the extreme right. I interviewed a KKK/Aryan/Identity promoter finding they teach a false and dumbed-down Christianity opposite the truth, as befitting their evil purpose. The KKK is the terrorist arm of the Democratic party, they are not Christians. They may try to use the Bible as a recruitment tool but they do not believe Jesus Christ is what the Bible says. Every organization that exists for purposes of race is by definition racist. KKK, New Black Panthers, NAACP, Chinese churches, Korean churches, even Black Entertainment Television. A Finish Lutheran church saw the light on racism and dropped Finnish from their name. If yelling fire in a crowded theater is removed from free speech rights and made illegal so should statements made by racists calling for killing people, officials, and babies of other races. If racist organizations did not exist, there would be a reduction in professional racists. Certainly no church group ought to exist for purposes of race. Polymorphic Marxism Marxist (atheist communism) philosophy which spurred growth of Communism (classless socialism) and Socialism (government ownership) keeps morphing to survive. The problem with all of it is lack of recognition of, respect for, and relationship with God. Having no God determines a class be in charge which we see in Communist regimes making them mislabeled. With God, positional equality is the norm (Matthew 23:8-10). Historically when liberals get exposed enough they switch their name to progressives and when their progress fails they switch back to liberals. Their KKK branch has morphed to Aryan, Identity, and has been recorded saying they'll keep morphing. If they get prosecuted under one name they'll start using another. One wonders how many more philosophies boil down to Paul disobeying Jesus on money and power. One problem with hierarchical philosophies is central planning. You can’t plan everything from the top down. If you plan on a way to deliver on one item, like security, you’ll forget about food for nonsecurity people. If you take care of bicycles you’ll forget about pencil erasers. And people who are forced to work according to your plan will balk and slow down because they are not inspired [Glenn Beck]. Therefore you have to empower people to be the boss of their own lives and contribute to society as they see a need and fill it. Government appeared to operate efficiently during war by taking over automakers to produce tanks but according to a documentary on Ford, they didn’t do well on aircraft. Generally government can’t efficiently take care of disasters like Katrina. Communist Goals This list has been abbreviated since it appeared in 1963. Consider how its purposes have been morphed into what is still trying to infect culture today. Sometimes people who see what the evil side is really doing will change to pursue God's good side. 15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. 16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks. 20. Infiltrate the press. 24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." 27. Infiltrate the churches 28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state." 31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history 39. use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control 40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. 42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use united force to solve economic, political or social problems. 45. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike. More plans by anti-American communists were made by the Weather Underground, an offshoot of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1969 which committed acts of violent terrorism. Their goal from the 1960’s through the 2010’s has been to destroy the entire economic system of regulated capitalism and replace it with socialism in America and the world [Glenn Beck]. By destroying private ownership, incentive to become expert in a family business is lost so both quality and delivery of products becomes poor, as seen in pre-capitalist communism. Does anyone want the USA’s economy changed into the failed system that made long lines to empty food stores in Russia? While America’s capitalist system is Godly only when decisions are made motivated by love for God, progressing to a full God led system must be done with care. Even the early Christians who shared all goods in common did not do everything correctly. Peter killed Ananias and Saphira for lying to the Holy Spirit instead of respecting their lives more than their error on materialism as Jesus would likely have done, creating a fear of judgment which stopped the sharing. Imitating a God led system without cooperating with God is even more likely to fail. Real American Interests The news frequently reports on only a few topics that generate controversy among themselves instead of giving an accurate picture. Here's a list of topics fought in the Supreme Court by Jay Sekulow's American Center For Law & Justice. So the next time you hear someone marginalize the right by mentioning only two issues such as pro-life and pro-marriage, refresh their memory by referring to this list, this book, and the Bible. Church / State: National Motto, Patriotic Signs, Pledge of Allegiance, Ten Commandments Churches & Organizations: Protecting Christian Rights, Religious Use of Facilities, Non Profit Tax Issues, Zoning Congress: Congress, U.S. House, U.S. Senate Education: Curriculum Matters, Student Education Rights, School Vouchers Elections: Churches & Political Speech, Presidential Election Equal Access: Equal Access for Bible Clubs, Equal Access for Holiday Celebrations Equal Access of Facilities for Religious Use Federal Judiciary: Judicial Nominees, Supreme Court Free Speech: Censoring Christian Speech, Abortion Protests, Government Free Speech Regulations, Free Speech for Holiday Celebrations, Sharing Your Faith/Witnessing, Student Free Speech Rights, Free Speech in the Workplace Global Law: International Religious Liberty, International Human Rights and Dignity Health Care: Health Care Legislation Land Use & Zoning: Land Use & Zonings Marriage: Protecting Marriage National Security: Homeland Security, Mideast Crisis Pornography: Pornography in the Community, Internet Pornography Prayer: Public Prayer, Praying at School, Prayer in the Workplace Prolife: Abortion, Cloning, Euthanasia, Stem Cell Research Student Rights: Student Bible Clubs, Student Clothing, Student Prayer, Student Religious Displays, See You At The Pole, Witnessing at School, Student Patriotic Signs Work Place Rights: Bibles & Bible Studies in the Workplace, Diversity Training, Religious Expression at Work, Witnessing in the Workplace, Working on the Sabbath Ignore Heathens (Democrats) and Publicans (Republicans) The meaning of the word Democrat hangs on what they do with the "c" as it stands for Christ. Treating Christ properly, they support the equality of the people under Him. If they twist it to right or left the "c" becomes "n" making them demon rats. The "ic" means I See which implies in Jesus' words that they retain their sin. The Democrats who are disobedient to Jesus Christ are Demonrats and know it. The modern Publicans, known as Republican, started with the purpose of ending slavery. That original purpose since Obama’s election is now politically obsolete, although economic slavery still exists. A Scientific American article reported regular slavery still exists in some pockets of the world including America. Its standing for God in its bylaws is lukewarm, variable based on the values of its current top candidate. It has been said of America’s two major political parties, there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between them. According to Glenn Beck they both are taken over by the Progressive agenda, Democrats fast and Republicans slow. On lies, the result is about the same. For example who could be deceived that the founders were Deists and Theists when they assimilated the same Bible we have today? Books critical of Republicans, like Broken Government by John W. Dean, have complaints that sound interchangeable with criticism of Democrats, implying the parties are both guilty and their errors are systemic to hierarchical government other than having Jesus as the only boss or Lord. Jesus gave a progression for dealing with offenders, starting with telling the person his offense, taking another to witness, telling the church, and finally letting the offender be as a heathen and publican (Matthew 18:17). Jesus did not say to excommunicate them, or kick them out but their word shouldn't be received and obeyed as of God. On the other hand it is a false accusation, it could encourage the alleged offender to go start a new church. Thus, ignoring heathens (Democrats) and Publicans (Republicans) is obedient to Jesus’ words. Listen only to Truth regardless of source. Do not expect the same person will speak Truth twice in a row. They may, but do not depend on them. Rely and depend only on Jesus Christ. Christians should take over the leadership of both parties. Since about 8% of America doesn’t believe in God, a minority of liberals has ruled the Democratic party for years. Christians are the majority and we should take over the political parties, the news, and all media. Transformation from within can reform the parties into Christian parties. However, the problem of infiltrators, who will try to make Christian politics look bad to drive people away, must be addressed by holding individuals including members of the press accountable for their actions, denying interviews to those who have proven they lack integrity. A warning on how evil infiltrators can be was televised on Huckabee interviewing Cheech Marin. His family business would not ship products to Pennsylvania in compliance with their law but that state actively paid to put an undercover man in the California business so he would ship to Pennsylvania causing them to be raided for violation of the law. Then they extorted Cheech who didn’t own the business to serve jail time so his family would not have to. If state employees can be that corrupt while on the payroll and President Clinton can approve trumped up charges to kill innocents at Waco and Ruby Ridge, only God can protect Christians, creating a spiritual firewall through continuous intercessory prayer. How To Put Honesty Back Into Government A final solution is to dismantle the entire political party system. Judges routinely get elected without any party affiliation. Members of Congress are more important to America’s government than judges. Congress abandoned the seniority system years ago. It should abandon the party system. Congress should give its members the respect of equal status instead of allowing the majority party to block the function of minority members. Who should be in charge, the elected people or parties? Without parties and their weak platforms, make every politician file a personal contract with the constituents, and the first promise that is not kept would subject the office holder to immediate ethics investigation, impeachment, and ineligibility to run for any other public office. This would enforce more honesty in every public office which should trickle down to every unelected bureaucracy. Obey Jesus Fully To obey Jesus fully requires your voluntary cooperation in every respect. A Christian is someone who believes in Jesus Christ. A true Christian follows and obeys Jesus where ever He goes unto death. This includes both objective and subjective experiences. Objectively, we need the Bible to teach us to distinguish God’s reality from fantasy. When a Christian says he saw a 90 foot angel standing outside, you must know the Bible well enough to realize that is bogus. Subjectively, we need to be much more open minded than secular critics who only see materialism and nothing spiritual. We can cooperate with God even when He is invisible to us. Matthew 18: 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receives me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Now what if a believing child watched TV and reacted spiritually in prayer as though the things showed on TV were real? If actors and newsmakers knew how much of their own personal lives are influenced by the prayers of other people, they would refuse to do any movie or news clip that portrayed them doing any evil by Biblical standards. Some innocents might be prayed for to be saved while others who knew better might be prayed for to experience what they are acting in their own lives. Media people should pray to know if it would do good raising awareness of topics for others to pray about, blunting awareness of items we shouldn’t be quick to judge, or to leave the topic alone. Our human judgments before God, with spiritual enforcement, create a situation similar to and with more power than every citizen carrying a gun. The least offense can have serious consequences. So if everyone becomes truly Christian as the founders intended, we would have to develop a better life in order to survive in Jesus’ love, faith, hope and peace. On experiencing Jesus, once I helped heal a man by prayer. I got into a feeling I would call spiritual, even though I did not know if it was my spirit or God’s, and prayed to magnify that experience while praying for his illness. In a couple of days a neighbor lady who often speaks intuitively said “cancer”. Then I knew my prayer had reached beyond myself and God must have heard it. Eventually I was led to learn of the healing and later was blessed to see the man well. A few months later my neighbor, who spent most of his time in bed, reported experiencing the same thing with someone he prayed for. Unfortunately, the spiritual overflow didn’t move the neighbor to attribute any of it to Jesus Christ. As God’s spirit is poured out on all flesh, people can use it for the best and brightest purposes to become children of God, like Jesus, or for dark and evil purposes. We who believe have to pray a firewall of faith to create a shining city on a hill for protection against the beast, false prophet, and others who would bring the world toward evil. After you die, will your inner spiritual being be classified as an Angel, a Fallen Angel, a Devil, or Demon? Not sure? Get to know Jesus!

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