Archive | July, 2019

The Religious Right ain’t so Right!

18 Jul

Despite one of the most common beliefs that Americans hold dear, the United States’ Founding Fathers were not born-again Christians. They were Deists. While they acknowledged the existence of God, they denied the possibility of miraculous and supernatural occurrences in the natural world. From their perspective, they thought God to be like a clockmaker. According to the teachings of Deists, as a clockmaker creates a clock and leaves the clock to tick, God created the world only to leave it to function via the laws of science.

Aside from science, Deism also stresses the importance of the intellectual strength of humans. In fact, it was influenced by the Enlightenment, a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries that favored reason and individualism over religious faith. Not to mention, a Deist would usually dismiss the Bible stories containing miracles as nothing more than myths. In fact, Deists considered a very limited portion of the Bible seriously.

Of the Founding Fathers, President Thomas Jefferson, President James Madison, inventor Benjamin Franklin, and author Thomas Paine were all confirmed Deists of their era. Meanwhile, George Washington’s religious beliefs are still fiercely debated among historians. He tended to favor the term “Providence” over “God.” Nevertheless, many Christians fail to recognize the Deist history that influenced the foundation of the United States and the Constitution.

In fact, American politics did not even involve religion until the 1970s.

That was when Republican Phyllis Schlafly gathered mutually disgruntled Catholics, Mormons, Protestants, and Orthodox Jews into a movement to stop the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.). Meant as an addition to the Constitution to negate sexual discrimination, it was the long-term goal of the Second Feminist Movement. However, Schlafly believed that the E.R.A. defied the God-ordained roles of man and woman. In which, she believed that a woman should stay in the home to work with her children, and the man should be out working, “It would be a tragic mistake for Congress ever to adopt any public or tax policy which encourages mothers to assign child care to others and enter the labor force.”

Feeding on the grievances of conservative, religious groups, Schlafly cited that passing the E.R.A. would lead to an increase of abortion, homosexuality, divorce, and moral-degrade; and the loss of child support, the implementation of a female military draft and a disruption of the traditional man-wife roles. Basically, she spoke about anything that the religious people wanted to hear; and they drank the kool-laid, believing her as a voice of reason. It was a massive grassroots movement similar to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Schlafly’s coalition refused to let the E.R.A. pass, believing that’s what God intended it to be. They wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and refused to listen to any other point of view. No matter how much their concerns may not have been founded at some points.

So, it wasn’t a surprise to the American public when Schlafly and her religious coalition stopped the E.R.A. from being ratified in the U.S. Constitution. Despite thirty states ratifying the E.R.A., it got halted by at least thirteen states standing against it. Furthermore, the newly established Religious Right became a name-stay by popularizing “family values” politics that would dominate the Republican Party in the Reagan years. Since the 1980’s, the Religious Right has become a political juggernaut by becoming synonymous with a platform based on pro-life, anti-gay rights, and “morality, as set in motion by Schlafly’”s Religious coalition.

Nevertheless, morality and politics do not mix.  Despite the Republican’s excuses for his actions, President Trump’s political reputation comes from a common disregard for morality at best. If morality was the gold-standard of electability, #45 certainly wouldn’t reside in the White House. The difference between Trump and the other politicians is that Trump is considered both loud about vulgar via his speaking and tweeting, contrasting, the more seasoned politicians clandestine backdoor politics underscored by a  hypocritical moral twist.

In other words, they are all phony.  

Most of all, God and politics do not mix. Man is naturally alien to God, and politics is certainly a conduit of man. As a democracy, the United States logically caters to special interests of people. Politicians gain their prominence by gaining power, position and privilege in return for their group’s favor. Created in Rome, a democracy is entirely of the world where Jesus Christ has no place. As the Devil is the god of this world, that makes democracy not a man-made concept under satanic influence. Politics generates a cycle of failure where a citizen must vote for an unreliable, inept government, fight for their rights and (or) be forced to obey their country’s laws. Repeat.

The U.S. government is in crisis, because Trump has challenged and contradicted its foundational principles of the rule of law and the constitution. It seems that Trump wants to rule as a king within a monarchy, and not as a coequal with the Congress and the Judiciary within a democracy.

The real king of the Earth is Jesus Christ. He will overthrow all worldly governments during his 1,000-year reign over the planet. A person would think that the religious right would understand such a concept if they understood their own God. After all, a true Christian isn’t of the world, but they are above the world. In fact, until the Lord returns, the world will never be a home to any born-again Christian.

However, the religious right is blind as they were back during the day of Christ. When they compelled Pontius Pilate to crucify the Lord. Just as today’s religious right is in the hands of Donald Trump, their predecessors were in the pockets of the Emperor of Rome and Pilate. The parallels to the times of Christ and today are uncanny to say the least.

So, please Lord, return to rule the world with both love and justice, with a rod of iron. A man rules for himself, but you rule for us all!

Reader, you do not need to wait for the Lord alone. At RESCUE, we teach the Gospel of Christ, the state of the Institutional Church, the signs of the Endtimes, and the ways of spiritual warfare. Call for a month’s free trial at 888-818-1117 or email rescueonfb@icloud.com.

Lies And Deception Affect both Soul & Spirit

10 Jul

“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” – John 8:44

    In America, one of the most prominent and pervasive evil spirits at work is the spirit of the antichrist. As Christ is truth, the resurrection and the life, Satan is deceitful and aims to bring about death. Satan being the “father of lies” as the scriptures state is not merely a title capturing his corrupted character; it brings real insight into how the devil operates to keep people in bondage and captivity. What one must know is that evil spirits utilize lies to push an agenda of deceiving as many people as possible. They bring a lie to a person, and that person has the right by their divine will to either accept it or reject it. If they accept the lie, they are directly impacted and made more vulnerable to the devil’s suggestions. This is known as “giving up ground” to evil spirits.

The earliest example of this is the story of Adam and Eve. We do not need to go into excessive detail as we all know the story by now, but what the common reader often glosses over is the spiritual tug of war where Eve slowly allowed herself to become more open to Satan’s influence by taking into consideration that his lie of “being like God” was true. Indeed, even unto this day, we see spiritualism and New Age practices spread a message of how “there is a god in all of us.” Atheism is similar in that while they reject the notion of God’s existence, there is consensus that ultimately man needs no God because he can take care of himself and handle all matters on his own. It is like man is so mighty that he practically is God because all things are under man; all things can be discovered, ruled, and fixed by him. Such is not the case.

Lies are used like bait. They are thrown out and often seem pleasurable to the human eye, but upon consumption it can wreak death unto its consumer. This is how evil spirits work; they come to a person with an idea. Invisible to the eye, they stalk their target and impart an idea into the mind of the recipient. The idea can be that the person is homosexual, a different biological sex, that someone they hate deserves to die by their hand, so on and so forth. The image of a devil on one’s shoulder whispering into their ear is closer to the truth than would seem.

But oftentimes it is much more subtle. For example, it could be that someone of the same sex is attractive in a way that makes them want to explore their sexuality, or that they should attend a worship service of a different religion so the spirit can get them to enjoy the service and consider adopting a false religion. It is the devil’s way of “planting a seed” in the person’s mind. These lies are often used at a young age when the person’s mind is more impressionable and has less knowledge. The possibilities of which lies to use are endless and tailor-made to every person living based on their flesh, personality, weaknesses, and even strengths. It explains why so many extreme beliefs exist in the minds of the people to this day, leading to a division and strife in the country on a scale that we have never seen before. What makes the lies even more potent is that evil spirits frame the lies as coming directly from the person; the person is convinced that the thoughts are from them as opposed to an external source trying to influence them.

That is why we live in the age of Laodicea, the age of deceit where a great delusion has fallen over the masses like a veil, blinding them from seeing the truth because they do not even know that the veil is there in the first place. Here at RESCUE ministries, we are all about truth. For as Christ declared that the truth will set one free, so do we strive to replace lies with the truth. This is the most effective way to not only remove the lies lodged into the souls of captives, but strengthen them as well. It is vital that everyone who is born again or waiting to be born again in Christ knows how to identify the lies brought to them when the time comes so they can rebuke it and carry on in truth with their soul protected from demonic influence. This post aims to serve as a basis in explaining how evil spirits influence people and serve as a framework with which to analyze further goings-on occurring in the world from a spiritual perspective.

There is much more to uncover. Do you believe that you have been under attack spiritually, and need some guidance to live a life free of demonic influence? Send an email to rescueonfb@icloud.com or call 888-818-1117.

Spiritual Growth via Everyday Struggles

10 Jul
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Challenges on Earth are inescapable. The death of a loved one; loss of a job; a serious illness; terrorist attacks; and a plethora of unplanned disasters are only the beginning.  These consistent, everyday struggles generate an onslaught of strong emotions and a fixation on uncertainty.

Resilience is the process of adapting to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. These things may derive from familial strife, health issues, stressors of the family or workplace. At first, stress could prove overwhelming. That said, that doesn’t mean that a person cannot learn to cope. After all, emotional pain is synonymous with living. More so, it is more common in people who have suffered major trauma in their lives. Despite seemingly a personality-trait, resilience is actually something that is taught by difficulty.

In short, resilience is something that is earned. 

For someone leaving the institutional church, spiritual resilience is significant to develop when numerous untruthful teachings are revealed. It may prove overwhelming like someone pulling a carpet underneath a person’s feet. The process may hurt like unpeeling bandages off a raw wound. However, in the end, it’s necessary. As testimonies in God’s hand, where’s the triumph in our lives without defeat?

As Psalm 27:1 states, “The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” So, we have nothing to fear even at the most difficult of obstacles or the severe of disaster.  

Try…Fail…Try…Fail, the only true failure is when we truly stop trying. When we cannot rise with our own power, we reach out to God and to fellowship to steady our stance to walk again. That’s the power of faith, it allows you to manage forward, despite the wind attempting to blow you backward. 

People cannot prevent bad things from happening. However, they can control how they respond. At RESCUE, we teach our followers how to take deceive actions to overcome our darkest, spiritual hour. We mold a spiritual prisoner into a spiritual commander. We turn a religious follower into a conceptual leader. We take the fractured pieces of our people, and we mend them to help guide others on the narrow path of faithful, spiritual resilience.

If you need a hand to hold on the road of spiritual resilience, the RESCUE fellowship group is available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/rescue/.  They taught me how even the most tormented of people can find a way to peace, myself included. If you require special one-on-one attention, Pastor Pam offers phone-counseling sessions at 888-818-1117. At RESCUE, we call to the broken! Take back your free-will today!