In The Twenty-First Century
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"
Welcome to Fortifying A Remnant (FAR), a double-barreled defense of New Testament Christianity, aimed at defending “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). We seek...
1. To strengthen the Body of Christ, applying sound apologetics, “… always ready to give a defense to every man
that asks” (1 Peter 3:15).
2. To warn the church, ”Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers” (II Cor. 6:14), in particular, religious and political
con-men (from the left and right) who have duped many believers into New World Order (NWO) schemes
through crooked politics, secret societies and "churches of their choice." The Globalists have stated they will
not hesitate to use religion to bring about world government. The American Institute of Judaism declared in 1942:
“… the spiritual teachings of religion must become the foundation for the new world order and that national
sovereignty must be subordinate to the higher moral law of God" (New York Times, Dec. 1942).1
3. To win the lost, showing Jesus Christ to be man’s only hope, “… in none other is there salvation; for neither is
there any other name under heaven given among men wherein we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
Our national debt is currently (2018) approaching $21 trillion, and can hardly ever be repaid. (By comparison, 21 trillion seconds equals 670,000 years.) Yet, we’re told by preacher and politician alike: 'America is prosperous because America is good.' Rubbish!
What will our descendants think of "Christian America" when they find out what we’ve done to them? Thomas Jefferson, a diest and freemason, understood this thievery better than most Christians: "… the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity… is but swindling futurity on a large scale." 2 Our national debt means little to the American people and their churches; as long as our politicians keep us fat and happy with our grandchildren's money, we will do nothing.
Aside from the national debt, nearly 4,000 unborn babies—declared ‘non-persons’ by our murderous Supreme Court—are torn limb-from-limb every day with their mothers' consent. (It's unlikely the ancient human-sacrificing pagans ever reached these numbers.) Yet, this same Court has ruled that US corporations 'are persons'... "not to be deprived of their constitutional rights." 3 No wonder the world laughs at us!
One can hardly blame the liberals, skeptics and atheists as they rage against what they (falsely) perceive as Christianity. The Religious Right, once regarded as the vanguard of respectable Americanism, is now as corrupt and depraved as the Religious Left, to say nothing of their heretical teachings. As nonbelievers have often pointed out, the religious right (and sometimes the religious left) never hesitates to collude with Washington when it is in their best interest (as Washington never hesitates to collude with them when in theirs).
Church/State collusion is nothing new, it's been around for thousands of years. From the ancient alliances of kings and priests to present day "government and clergy partnerships," it has never ceased.
For example, in 2006 during the Bush Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began training preachers, teachers and other church leaders to serve as government agents should another 9/11-type national emergency take place. In the event of martial law, FEMA-trained pastors would instruct their church members to surrender their guns and property, and submit to vaccinations and relocations. source According to the Infowars website, many churches are already on board (though many of them refuse to say so).
Teaching from Romans 13 is the vehicle for implementing FEMA's Clergy Response Teams. Romans 13 says:
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established... whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves... Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword in vain. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of
conscience (Rom. 13:1-5).
As you can see, Romans 13 says Christians are to obey the laws of the land. Without laws, and the authority to enforce those laws, utter chaos and anarchy would reign.
However, God’s laws are above man's laws, and places limits on rulers who might misuse certain scriptures for their own ends. There are many instances, in both the Old and New Testaments (which FEMA doesn't mention), of civil disobedience by God's people because of unjust and unwarranted decrees. In the early days of the church, for instance, when the Judean authorities forbade the Apostles to teach in Jesus’ Name, the Apostles refused, saying:
“We must obey God, rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
When politicians overstep bounds and limits set by God, we can oppose and resist them, particularly when they enact statutes contrary to our own laws—the U.S. Constitution—and public decency. We must remember also that the American Revolution was itself an act of disobedience against the despotic King George and London’s thieving bankers. Our forefathers, men who knew the Bible and understood that God instituted governments for the good of men (not men for the good of government) rightly defied the King, defeated Great Britain and established a new nation.
Apart from FEMA, the CIA and FBI have also colluded with, and co-opted, various religious groups, such as:
1. American & Latin American Catholic churches and protestant missionary groups
2. American protestant and evangelical churches
3. Mormon churches
4. Pagan sects
(The Chinese Falun Gong and the Tibetan Deli Lama are two which have colluded with US Intelligence for decades. On the CIA payroll since 1959, the Deli Lama has received nearly $2 million annually for his services.4 There’s often big money in religion, especially when it's hitched to the State.)
A similar modus operandi was exposed in the 1970s. The Executive Intelligence Review reported that a small renegade band of Philadelphia Quakers (completely separate from main-line Quakers who abhor them) was secretly colluding with Britain’s oldest international drug-running family, the Japhets. Though not directly involved with the British government per se, these Quakers did collude with certain British-Israeli pharmaceutical & banking interests that were connected with the British government. (Interestingly, with these connections they were able to secure almost two-thirds of the entire U.S. amphetamine packaging business.) Also connected with the Philadelphia Quakers were several ominous charitable foundations, elements of the homosexual movement and the very secretive and powerful Knights of Malta (the Catholic equivalent of the Protestant Freemasons). All were linked to the CIA (DOPE, INC., New Benjamin Company, New York; p. 344ff).
Like the priest-king combines of old, today's church-state-corporate combines provide the best cover for the dark elements of society. As King Solomon wisely reminds us, “... that which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago... (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10).
Similar operations continued throughout the Reagan Administration (and to a large extent continue today), e.g., the call of the Religious Right to ‘Take Back America for Christ.’ As novel as it sounds, there’s actually no New Testament warrant for such a thing, to say nothing of all the reasons why we should reject it. For one, any Christian nation cobbled together by today’s religious kingpins would hardly be Christian.
A brief observation from history will validate this point: Looking back at the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, the reformers liberated much of Europe from Catholic tyranny. This provided people with religious freedom and the open Bible, things unheard of at the time. Yet, no true Christian nation ever arose from it (and certainly there were none before it). The reason, according to historian Durant, was that many of the reformers who consorted with Kings and Princes, as Popes had done for hundreds of years, became as corrupt and brutal as the Catholics.5 E.g., protestant Jan van Leiden, hailed as Munster’s "King of Righteousness," was iron-fisted against all opposition. His own wife, one of seventeen (not counting the Queen), could not escape his holy wrath. The poor woman was beheaded in public for rebellion. And like the pope, van Leiden’s word was equal with God’s Word.6 What guarantees are there that today’s religious bosses, if given the chance, would not do very similar things?
Some believers point to Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation who’s God is the LORD,” as justification for Christian nation-building. But this is erroneous. The words immediately following: “…the people he chose for his inheritance,” refers to Old Testament Israel (cf. 1 Kings 8:53), and cannot refer to any modern-day church/State theocracy.
The New Testament is silent regarding Christian nation-building (other than the church7). Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36).
If we cherish our freedoms and liberties, and those of our children and grandchildren, we must always make sure our "wall of separation" is firmly in place. "God and country" is the ideal, not "church and State."
Today as your author writes, US soldiers have been fighting and dying in Middle Eastern wars for nearly two decades, largely for the benefit of big business, big oil, big banking and the State of Israel. The Afghan War is now the longest in US history. These conflicts are as mindless and immoral as they are illegal; e.g., we are fighting al Qaeda in Afghanistan & Pakistan, and financing and arming them in Libya & Syria.12 Should the “church of the Living God,” the “pillar and ground of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15), support such things? "No!" many in the church will shout. (Ah, but that's only because President Obama is doing it; when President Bush did similar things13 the church said "Yes!" Perhaps you are now starting to get the picture.)
Schlesinger's words prove that the enormous cost of American blood and treasure in our wars have had nothing to do with the preservation of freedom and liberty, but their destruction; national sovereignty is antithetical to world government. Case in point: Prior to 9/11 there were seven nations without a NWO controlled Central Bank: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran. Today, there are three: Cuba, North Korea and Iran. Will Cuba, North Korea and Iran, if the NWO (i.e., the US military) threatens to bomb them, be the last to fall in line with the demands of London and Wall Street? (American Free Press; Nov. 21, 2011, p. 2)
The big question is this: If the New World Order is operating in the best interests of humanity, why is it being forced by American guns, bombs and missiles?
America's phony War On Terror is built on four layers of subterfuge: 1) a well-oiled two-party system, 2) a corrupt and compliant press, 3) plenty of controlled talk-radio [currently, right-wing] and 4) rigged elections. When election time rolls around, ‘on schedule’ and ‘on cue’ mud-slinging begins. However, the never-ending slanders from one candidate to another are but well-engineered ploys, designed to keep us divided and preoccupied with piddlings, while the NWO loots the taxpayer and bankrupts the nation.
You may recall several years ago the anger against President Bush and his elicit wars & criminal bailouts during the run-up to the 2008 election. That anger, we now know, guaranteed a Democratic victory. Yet, after Obama became President, he continued those same wars and same bailouts.14
Still not convinced? Explain, then, why every time Obama has gone to Congress for more funding for wars and bailouts, the Republicans have shouted back: 'Yes We Can!‘
American elections are like horse races. If all the horses (the candidates) have the same owners (NWO billionaires), the owners will win every time. The duped public, some cheering for Republicans and others for Democrats (and told from the pulpit it’s their duty to vote—for 2-Party candidates only), end up hoodwinked and double-crossed every time.
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The rise of the New Atheists is a direct result of church/state collusion and religious corruption. The views of this group, which are constantly garnering support in our culture, can be summarized by the titles of some of their best selling books: 1) 'The God Delusion,’ by Richard Dawkins; 2) ‘God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,’ by (the late) Christopher Hitchens; and 3) ‘The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason,’ by Sam Harris. "What the New Atheists share,” reports CNN, “is a belief that religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises." 15 This they are doing, and doing quiet well.
Today in many religious debates, atheists seem to be winning. One of their favorite tactics is to divert attention from apologetic issues to religious corruption and immorality in high places. Due to various denominational & ecumenical entanglements, evangelicals end up hamstrung by their own dogmas & institutions, and because they dare not tell the truth—that much of American Christianity is a fraud and a laughingstock—the debate is thrown to the atheists.
In no other country is this more evident than in the United States. Teddy-bear religion is the new theology and prosperity the new idol. Together they amount to little more than spiritual idolatry and temple whore-housing.
A few examples will prove our poing:
Oral Roberts -- In 1977, TV cleric Oral Roberts (a 33o Freemason) claimed to have seen a vision of a 900-foot-tall Jesus, commanding him to build the ‘City of Faith Medical and Research Center’ in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was told that it would be a success. It closed after 8 years. Roberts was commissioned in another vision to find a cure for cancer, which he never did. These scams were financed largely by TV viewers.
Other contributions were used to purchase a Beverly Hills property for Oral’s west coast office and a house, as well as a Country Club membership for him and his family. Later in 1987, as contributions started dropping off, he pleaded with his viewers that unless he raised $8 million, God would "call him home." His faithful sent him over $9 million. As the City of Faith continued loosing money (and eventually did close), Roberts continued to sport his Italian silk suits, diamond rings and gold bracelets, though they “were airbrushed out by his staff on publicity pictures." Eventually, he was forced to sell his Palm Springs and Beverly Hills homes, and three of his Mercedes.16
Richard Roberts -- Oral’s son, Richard, took over the reigns of power after his father’s death, and like his father, misused
assets. In one instance, Richard ordered the University to assist Republican Randi Miller—a female wrestler—in her bid
for Tulsa mayor, which was illegal under the University’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption status.
In 2010, Richard’s combined earnings was $250,000 from Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, $123,650 from
affiliated organizations and over $200,000 from Oral Roberts University. Wife Linda, Executive Vice-President, earned
over $78,000, plus $125,300 from other affiliates. Both incomes totaled around $777,000 (an interesting number).
In one Chico's store in a single year, Linda spent more than $39,000, while maintaining accounts in Texas and
California. She also acquired a red Mercedes convertible and a white Lexus SUV from generous donors.
Of note, Linda’s cell-phone bills reportedly exceeded $800 per month, mainly from hundreds of text messages sent to
young boys late at night. (Free cell-phones were given to them at University expense.)
Over a 14-year period, the Roberts' home was remodeled 11 times.17
Kenneth Copeland -- Another 33o Freemason, Copeland is widely touted as America’s foremost "prosperity preacher."
The title fits well: Copeland has acquired as many as four private jets from liberal donors, each valued between $3.6 and
$20 million. They're usually parked next door at Copeland’s private airport. One plane was denied a tax exemption in
2008 after Copeland refused to submit to disclosure laws for the state of Texas. He was accused of using another plane
in 2007 for friends and personal vacations.18 Several Rolls Royces have also been shuffled about by the organization.
Ministry watchdog, Trinity Foundation, which investigates misuses of ministry resources, discovered that several of
Copeland’s "non-profit" resources were shifted into "for profit" companies involving cattle, horses, aviation, real estate,
gas and oil. The Copelands live in a lavish 18,000 sq. ft. lake-front mansion.19
(Interesting side note: Arch-conservative Fox News commentator, Mike Huckabee, appeared frequently on Copeland’s Believer’s Voice of Victory in 2007. The year following, Huckabee’s cash-strapped Presidential campaign rented a Copeland facility for a fundraiser, which was conveniently scheduled at the same time as a national ministers gathering. A collection plate was passed that raised $111,000, including a pledge for an additional $1 million. A spokesman for Copeland denied the event amounted to a religious endorsement, because Huckabee’s campaign paid for use of the facility. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Copeland
Trinity Broadcasting -- A lawsuit filed against Trinity Broadcasting stated that directors Paul Crouch (another
Freemason, now deceased) and wife Jan helped themselves to over $50 million in charitable assets for their own personal use. A granddaughter of the Crouches who served as Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance, Corporate Treasurer and Director of Human Resources, filed the suit and was summarily fired.
According to Church and Ministries (2/13/12) the Crouches owned multiple mansions on the East and West coasts, a $50 million jet and a "$100,000 mobile home just for the dogs” (Mail Online, 3-23-12). Apparently the dogs had paid chauffeurs.
Pat Robertson -- In 2003, Robertson used his tax-exempt, humanitarian ‘Operation Blessing’ airplanes to haul
diamond-mining equipment to his mines in Liberia, despite the fact that he was telling his 700 Club TV audience the planes were shipping relief supplies to Rwanda’s genocide victims.20 (Robertson had also contracted to mine gold in Liberia.21) Liberia was ruled at the time by mass murderer, Charles Taylor, who Robertson repeatedly championed on his 700 Club.
During Taylor's war crimes trial in The Hague, he testified that his foremost political ally in the United States was Pat Robertson.
Joyce Meyer -- Meyer purports to be a Christian author and teacher, and like the others, has been lavishly enriched by magnificent giving. She and her husband own a $10 million corporate jet, a $107,000 silver-gray Mercedes, a $2 million home, other houses worth $2 million and a $20 million headquarters furnished with a $23,000 marble-topped washstand, all provided by happy donors. Meyer’s annual salary was $900,000 before it was reduced because of adverse publicity. Meyer's husband receives an annual stipend of $450,000.
Assets in 2003 (a lavish Porto Cima lakefront home, a Crownline boat, a corporate jet, furniture, artwork, glassware, equipment, machinery, Mercedes and children's house) totaled $45 million. Source
Unbelievably, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an accreditation agency for promoting "fiscal integrity" and "sound financial practices" for religious non-profits, announced in March 2009 that Joyce Meyer Ministries and Oral Roberts University had met the call for ''responsible stewardship, which involves ministries' financial accountability, transparency, board governance and fund raising practices." 22 (Here is religious back-scratching at its finest.)
The above is only the tip of the iceberg, why the world laughs at America and mocks Christianity.
Trinity Foundation Introductory video: http://trinityfi.org/investigations/video-an-introduction-to-trinitys-investigations/
“You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?... As it is written: ‘God’s name is blasphemed among the
Gentiles because of you’” (Rom. 2: 22,24).
Zionism is a formidable tool of the New World Order, and has all the religious muscle needed to bring about a global, thermo-nuclear war. In a book written by aforementioned Sam Harris, Letter To A Christian Nation, he describes a scenario that might spring forth from such end-time religious fanaticism.
“It is, therefore, not an exaggeration to say that if the city of New York were suddenly replaced by a ball of fire, some significant percentage of the American population would see a silver lining in the subsequent mushroom cloud, as it would suggest to them that the best thing that is ever going to happen was about to happen: the return of Christ.” 23
Is it possible that people of faith, in order to hasten the return of Christ, would support a nuclear conflagration between the "Christian West" and "Muslim East," for Israel’s benefit? (Is this not similar to previous war-hawking a few decades ago—the inevitable clash between "Christian America" and "Atheist Russia"—that was pushed by TV preachers right up to the collapse of the Soviet Union?) From some of the comments your host has heard lately, I believe they would. If this seems hard to fathom, remember: the majority of churchgoers support our Middle Eastern wars, mainly for religious reasons (e.g., good vs evil, Israel, the rise of Islam etc). Enflamed by TV preachers taking their cues from Israel's right-wing Likud Party, it matters little to church people that millions of innocent people, men women and children—each made in God’s Image—would be needlessly slaughtered in such a war.
More still, Israel is armed to the teeth with perhaps as many as 400 nuclear weapons, and has sternly warned the world that it will not hesitate to use them if they must. Even the dreaded "option of last resort"—The Samson Option—has not been taken off the table. The Samson Option takes its name from the Old Testament Judge, Samson, who sacrificed himself by pushing apart the pillars of a massive pagan temple, bringing it down on himself and Israel’s enemies. During the 2003 Al-Aqsa Intifada, when Martin van Creveld (Israeli Professor of Military History) believed Israel's survival was seriously imperiled, warned the world:
"We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that will happen before Israel
goes under." 24
This scenario is a direct result of church/state collusion (i.e., Zionism & Defense Dept. entanglements) in America.
Imagine for a moment that such an inferno might take place (and some of us might somehow survive), billions of innocent people would be instantly incinerated. But, according to the neocons and their evangelical, flag-waving minions, the world would be better off, especially without ‘those savage Muslims.’ However, God may not view the ‘sons of Ismael’ in the same light many of us do.
In the Old Testament, God sent Jonah to warn the city of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria (present day Iraq), that unless they repented of their wickedness, “in forty days” their city would be overthrown (Jonah 3:4). They repented in dust and sackcloth and God stayed their destruction, much to the chagrin of Jonah, who wanted Nineveh destroyed (Assyria was Israel’s dreaded enemy). Nonetheless, God said to Jonah: ”Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand... [i.e., the children]? How interesting that God would show such kindness to a nation He would later use to destroy Israel, the homeland of Jonah. But that's exactly what happened.
How do we know God doesn’t have similar affections for the people of that area today, perhaps those hostile to America? Christians should be very wary in supporting the Pentagon's mindless destruction of Middle Eastern nations today, peoples Jehovah may in some future day redeem through Christian missionaries. For “who hath known the mind of the Lord?...” (I Cor. 2:16). Christians are citizens of Christ's Kingdom first, America second.
In sum, America's neocon war hawks and their mindless, Zionist clerics who demand the wrecking of the Middle East for Israel's sake, should be warned that should their end-time fancy not pan out as they've hoped, quite a surprise may await them when Jesus Christ does appear—not as "King of Israel," but "Judge of heaven and earth"—and instead of a 'thousand-year reign' commencing, the 'Day of Judgment' begins.
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2 Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, Monticello, 28 May 1816
3 Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_personhood
5 Durant, THE REFORMATION; Simon and Schuster, 1957
6 Gregory, THE REFORMATION: MORE THAN MARTIN LUTHER; The Teaching Company, Great Courses Catalog, (March, 2008), p. 34.
7 I Peter 2:9
8 Romans 13:1ff
9 1 Timothy 2:1-3
10 Romans 13:1-7
11 Acts 5:29
12 Therearenosunglasses Weblog, HOW CAN WE FIGHT “AL-QAEDA“ IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN, YET SUPPORT THEM IN LIBYA?
13 MSNBC, THE “AIRLIFT OF EVIL” Why did we let Pakistan pull ‘volunteers’ out of Kunduz?
14 National Taxpayer Union, Obama's Bailouts For All A Recipe For Disaster:
15 Hooper, THE RISE OF THE NEW ATHEISTS; CNN, (03-16-2010)
16 Wikipedia entry, ORAL ROBERTS; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_Roberts
17 Daylight Atheism, ARMOR OF GOD; http://www.daylightatheism.org/2007/10/armor-of-god.html
19 Wikipedia entry, KENNETH COPLAND;
20 The Virginian-Pilot, ROBERTSON, LIBERIAN LEADER HOPE TO STRIKE GOLD IN COASTAL AFRICA; http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-68443640.html
21 Wikipedia entry, PAT ROBERTSON; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Robertson
22 Wikipedia entry, JOYCE MEYER; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Meyer# ECFA_accreditation
23 Harris, LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION; Note to the Reader, p. xii
24 Hirst, THE GUN AND THE OLIVE BRANCH; 2003, quoted at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_Option