THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ACTIONS! by Earl Sutton

 

In 1996 a grain ship, “Bright Field,” was heading down the Mississippi River near New Orleans, when it lost control, veered toward the shore and crashed into a riverside shopping mall. The impact demolished parts of the wharf and injured 116 people. According to the Coast Guard investigation, the ship’s owner and crew had failed to repair long-standing engine problems. This is a clear example of not doing what you should do and receiving the consequences of bad decisions.

            The Devil deceived Eve into thinking that there would be no consequences for eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1-7). God said, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ye shall not eat of it lest ye die” (v.3) The Devil said, “Ye shall not surely die.” (v.4) Eve dilly-dallied with the temptation and contemplated the possibilities that the Devil had suggested and threw away all restrain and ate the fruit!  Why?  The Devil deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for sin.

            The Devil continues to lie to us today and tells our society that a little sin won’t hurt, a little indulgence is not a problem, a little transgression will never hurt anybody! The Devil tells us that we are only human and go ahead and enjoy sin. The Bible says, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” ( Prov. 13:15)

            Our society believes that it can live in disobedience to God’s will by practicing homosexuality and never suffer the consequences. The scriptures teach that there will be consequences for our actions. “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth unto the spirit shall of the spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) This basic principle applies to the physical world and spiritual realm as well. The word, “mocked” is a Greek word (mukterizete:) which means to turn one’s nose up at God. The point is that if a person sows to the flesh (homosexuality and sinful living) and turns up his nose at God, he shall go the way of all flesh, -- die and face the judgment of God where there will be consequences. (reap destruction – Gal. 6:8)

The scriptures emphasize the consequences of sin in other verses. Ezekiel said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ez. 18:4) Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)  Over and over, again and again, the Bible under all circumstances, emphasizes that we reap what we sow and that sin is always followed by consequences.

            There is rebellion in the hearts and in the behavior of many people in our society today. In view of the fact that sin will always have consequences, what can we predict for the future? According to the basic law of sowing and reaping, the answer can best be given in the words of the prophet Hosea, “They sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hos. 8:7) There is one time of sowing (while alive), and there will be two times of reaping. We reap in this life and also reap beyond this life in the hereafter. Sin brings forth its consequences both here and hereafter.

            People may do things without realizing the consequences of their actions, but one day there is going to be an accounting! (Rev. 21:8)                                                                                                                                                                                           

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH by Earl Sutton

 

The Bible tells us that the people of God were convinced that there was no hope of relief from their foolish government official who had abandoned common sense. The people said unto Rehoboam, “What portion have we in David? To your tents, O Israel” (I Kings 12:16). They were saying enough is enough, and were, in effect, proclaiming a declaration of war with instructions to the people to return home and prepare for a war which they now felt was inevitable.

          The people of America are convinced that the globalists, with their deep state operatives, have abandoned common sense, and is trying to destroy our country -- enough is enough. President Trump, also, feels that enough is enough and is planning to carry out mass arrests of deep state traitors. Many of these people are carryovers from past administrations and members of Congress. (My claim is documented in the U.S. Federal Register.)

          The confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was the key to getting these arrests and trials done in a timely manner. As a result of the confirmation, the deranged, liberal, left has gone to such outrageous extremes to fabricate false allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. There have been state coordinated, well-funded protests using Soros money to try and bock the U.S. Senate from confirming him. Now that Judge Kavanaugh is on the high court, it will add the necessary support for Constitutional emergency powers. This will concentrate power in the Executive Branch of government and will be headed by President Trump during this time of national emergency.

          The United States has been operating under a state of declared war since September 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. In fact, the United States has been under a declared national emergency since December 20, 2017, signed by President Trump. The President plans to issue mass arrests of deep state traitors, then try them for treason under military tribunals.

          This measure is completely justified and lawful, because the acts committed against the U.S. by deep state traitors amounts to acts of treason during a time of declared war. President Trump wants to go to bat for America and utterly destroy the anti-American, deep state crime ring that has been working for years to destroy this nation and end its national sovereignty.

          In order to accomplish this, President Trump may need to declare temporary martial law in parts of the country or over the entire country. He will need our support during this time to maintain order and civility as these arrests and trails are underway. We should all expect mass violence and chaos from the left.

          Also, Executive Order #13618, signed July 6, 2012 by President Obama grants the President now absolute control over all U.S. media, including internet tech giants (social media), news networks and news websites. Executive Order #13825, signed March 1, 2018, establishes the preservation of the government’s right to prosecute crimes of treason and deep state collusion against America. All of these crimes may be prosecuted via military tribunals under existing U.S. laws.

          Deep state traitors may be arrested by military police and subject to military trials run by the Pentagon, completely bypassing the corrupt court system which has been deliberately stacked with complicit deep state traitors and resistance judges. During this time, the entire FBI will be disbanded and rebuilt from scratch. Make no mistake, America is a nation under siege right now. Our President will invoke extraordinary powers to defeat the deep state and deliver America back to the people.

          It is time for the church and all Americans to stand up and support our President and say enough is enough (Psalms 36:4).

INDWELLING OF HOLY SPIRIT by Earl Sutton

 

That the Holy Spirit dwells in Christians is an undeniable fact. “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” Paul is saying that the Spirit of God is the Holy Spirit and when one becomes a Christian, the Holy Spirit is given to dwell in him (Acts 5:32; I John 3:24). The Holy Spirit to dwell in Christians is a proof of being a Christian.

          The fact of the Holy Spirit is proven beyond a doubt, but the method of indwelling is two different things entirely. The Spirit either dwells in Christians directly, or else He does so indirectly. There is no middle ground. It cannot be both ways at the same time.

          It is my firm conviction that the method is indirect. He indwells through the truth and the means is the Word of God. When the Holy Spirit works directly, the results must be considered a miracle. This would have far-reaching consequences, some of which very few would be willing to accept. For if the Holy Spirit dwells in us miraculously, the period of miracles has not passed; and this conflicts with other scriptures which teach that miracles have passed.

          If the Spirit works directly on the human mind to influence, direct, guide, impress, nudge, then a miracle is performed. If we concede that the scriptures teach that miracles were wrought only to establish the Christian system, then ceased, then we must also concede that the Holy Spirit dwells in Christians now indirectly.

          Many good brethren believe that the Spirit indwells personally, but that He works in them only through the means of the written word. This is an impossible position to defend and is a compromise between error and truth. This compromise opens the door to all kind of Pentecostal practices. The bottom line is we cannot choose the direct method and expect to reap the consequences of the indirect, because the consequences of each method goes with the method.

          The Christian’s awareness of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is not based on his/her “feelings” or by any physical manifestations. A child of God knows that the Holy Spirit dwells in him/her just as we know that Christ dwells in us by faith! Paul said, “that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Gal. 3:14). The same apostle declared that faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). In Ephesians 5:18, Paul exhorts, “Be filled with the Spirit” and tells us how in Colossians 3:16. “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” To be filled with the Spirit; therefore, is to have the Word of Christ richly dwelling in a Christian!

          One of the great difficulties in understanding the fact that the Holy Spirit is a person who dwells in the child of God, is the fact that so many people don’t recognize Him as an influence, a power, or an ideology. Any theory of the direct operation of the Holy Spirit, through miraculous intervention, separate and apart from the Word of God, would nullify the scheme of redemption that is taught in the New Testament. Paul said, “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us” (Rom. 5:5).

          When the Holy Spirit, as God’s gift, reigns on the throne of a Christian’s heart, the deeds of the body will be none other than the fruits of the Spirit which are good, because the Spirit does not dwell where sin dwells! The Bible says Christ dwells in our hearts by faith (Eph. 3:17). God dwells in our hearts by faith (II Cor. 6:16).

          The indwelling of God and Christ is not literal or direct but by the medium of the Word --  the same way that the Holy Spirit indwells!

                                                 

DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER by Earl Sutton

 

What does the Bible say about defamation of character?  The prophet Jeremiah said, “For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side” (Jeremiah 20:10). The action in this chapter was precipitated by the words which Jeremiah had spoken about the leadership of Israel and his support of God’s constitution. The leadership became inflamed with anger and did not take favorably to severe criticism. They felt they were above the law and no one who believed in the Constitution of God should be that bold.

          Jeremiah was given the ritual defamation of character course  --  put in stocks, tongue lashings, and defamation of character. An attempt was made to involve Jeremiah’s friends, who turned against him. Pressure and humiliation were brought upon him. They punished him for things he had said. His foes did not prevail, because they set themselves up in opposition to God.

          Haven’t we just seen this same thing being played out by the radical left with the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh? The radical left will not prevail. Now those guilty should be brought to justice and have to give account for their evil deeds.

          As we know from the lives of Christian saints in the Bible in ancient Rome, those who refused to worship the gods of pagans were executed publicly. In the Middle Ages, those who refused to bow to the dictates of the elite were drawn and quartered publicly. That was the sentence passed upon St. Thomas by King Henry VIII. The point of this ritualized torture was to cow the observers into obeisance and fear with the intent to dehumanize the victim and make their beliefs less likely to appeal to others.

          Today’s radical left has a similar and even more painful method of public torture; it is called ritual defamation of character. In her essay for the FEDERALIST, Stella Marabito wrote, “Why the Senate’s Ritual Defamation of Brett Kavanaugh Threatens Every American,” she points out how the radical left has followed a ritual defamation of character course.

          Step #1 – In a ritual defamation of character, the victim must have violated a particular taboo. Step #2 – The method of attack in a ritual defamation of character is to assail the character of the victims using vague challenges.  Step #3 – Avoid engaging in any kind of debate over the truthfulness of what has been expressed - only condemn it. Step #4 – The victim is someone in the public eye, because visibility enhances vulnerability for ritual defamation of character. Step #5 – An attempt is made to involve others in the defamation of character. Step #6 – The victim must be dehumanized. Step #7 – Must bring pressure and humiliation on the victim from every quarter, including victim’s children. Step #8 – Any explanation the victim offers, including the claim of being innocent, is considered irrelevant.

          The radical left has used all these elements of ritual defamation of character in smearing Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The bottom line is that by dehumanizing Judge Kavanaugh, they will intimidate others so that his beliefs are less attractive and will not spread. The radical left is trying to make sure that no one who shares Judge Kavanaugh’s Christian and Constitutional values will ever run for this office again.

          In this goal, they are exactly the same as the ancient Romans and Middle Ages tyrants who used public torture and execution as a means of dehumanizing leaders against false gods in order to maintain their grip on political power.   

 

AT CROSSROADS OF OUR CIVILIZATION by Earl Sutton

 

The Bible tells us to pray “for kings and all that are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity” (I Tim. 2:1-2). To pray for kings and all that are in high places means to pray for the rulers of our land. We, as Christians, are to pray for them with the purpose in mind that these prayers will ask our Father to guide their rule in such a way that we may worship and serve our true God.

          There is a good reason why we are to pray for our rulers. We pray for them so that we can lead peaceful and quiet lives. The only way the citizens of America can live quiet and peaceful lives is for our president to be filled with courage and boldness to resist the tyranny of the one world government. We must pray for our president to win this battle to protect our right to worship and continue to have freedoms.

          We need to speak out against the corrupt ruling elites, because the greatest issue facing the Lord’s church and Christianity is the push by these ruling elite globalists to establish a one word government which would abolish our religious freedom in America.

          The next election in November 2018 is about replacing a corrupt and failed political establishment in Washington, DC, with a new government controlled by the American people, and not a rogue group supported by the FBI, CIA, DOJ, NSA, big banks, big corporations, some long-term members of Congress and high-level judges who are supporting the globalist movement to bring in a one world government. The Washington establishment, financial and media corporations that fund it exist for only one reason  -- to protect and enrich themselves.

          The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in our next election. For those who control the levers of power in Washington, DC, and those corporations with global interests, they partner with these groups who don’t have our good interest at heart.  Our next election presents a real threat to the ruling elite, because this is truly a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not, we the people, can reclaim control over our government!

          The political establishment (deep state) who is trying to stop us, is the same group responsible for our disastrous economy, failed foreign policies, massive illegal immigration which is literally bleeding our nation dry. The political establishment (deep state) has brought about the destruction of our factories and jobs which have fled to foreign countries around the globe. It is a global power structure that is responsible for economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political parties, both Democrat and Republican. We have been tricked into thinking the USA is a democracy, not knowing it is a corporation exercising control for corrupt and selfish purposes for its elite members.

          My friends, this is a struggle for the very survival of our nation and religious freedom. This is our last chance to save it in the upcoming election in November 2018. This election will determine if we are a free nation or whether we only have an illusion of democracy controlled by a handful of ruling elite raping our system. These people control the mainstream media, and they push the Muslim, Socialist, and LGBT agendas down the collective throats of Americans. We can no longer sit on the sidelines and give in to the sin of tolerance which accepts anything and everything that society is doing.

          Let us ask God’s help to support our president and get us out from under this corruption and restore Christian values in America. “There is conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof; they have devoured souls” (Ezek. 22:25).      

WHERE IS HEAVEN GOING TO BE? by Earl Sutton

 

The Apostle said, “I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I know not, or whether out of the body, I know not; God knoweth), such a one caught up even to the third heaven” (II Cor. 12:2). Strangely, the man of whom he speaks in this verse is identified as himself in verse 7. This vision happened to Paul fourteen years previously. This epistle was written near the close of the year 57 AD, and fourteen years ago would place this vision about the time he and Barnabas were sent fourth from Antioch on the first tour among the Gentiles, AD 40-41 (Acts 13-14).

          When Paul went to Lystra and Derbe, some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and stirred up the people. The same group who had wanted to worship Paul and Barnabas as gods now agreed to their being stoned. “They stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead” (Acts 14:19).

          Was Paul really dead, and did the Lord bring him back to life? The very next day, Paul who had been at death’s door, started a 60-mile trip. This may have been the time when Paul was “caught up to the third heaven.” Paul does not know if he literally went to the third heaven or went in the spirit. He does know that it was the third heaven.

          The Bible speaks of three different heavens. The first heaven is where the birds fly and where the clouds are (Gen. 1:6-8). The second heaven is where the sun, moon and stars are (Gen. 1:14-18; Matt. 24:29). The third heaven is the habitation of God --  Matthew 5:16, 45, “Your Father which is in heaven.”

          Some in the church are teaching a theory that God will leave His throne in heaven and come down to live with the redeemed on a refurbished earth. The false premillennialists doctrine teaches that they will live and reign on the earth for a thousand years. The false Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that eternal life will be on earth where the saved will live on a refurbished earth for eternity. There is absolutely no scripture that teaches the idea that eternal life for the redeemed will be on this earth! To the contrary, Peter wrote that this world, including everything in it, will be burned up with fervent heat (II Peter 3:10).

          Paul went on to say that the third heaven where God is, is called paradise. “How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter (II Cor. 12:4). This means that Paul saw and heard things which he was not allowed to reveal; in other words, he saw the future glory for Christians, and it was not on this earth!

          The meaning of the word “paradise” is not a common word in the New Testament, found only here and in Luke 23:43 and Revelation 2:7. The Greek word is “paradeisos” meaning a park and place of future happiness. It originally meant a pleasure park and used in Genesis 2:8 for the Garden of Eden. Later, it was applied to the abode of the righteous after death. In II Corinthians 12:2, it is regarded as the same as the third heaven.

          The Apostle Paul relates his experience of being caught up into the third heaven, paradise, the abode of the righteous after death which was certainly not on this earth. He did not know whether or not he was in the body, transfigured, or in the spirit without the transfigured body.

          Paul says he was caught up into paradise, the same place the thief on the cross when to (Luke 23:43), the same place that Lazarus went to (Luke 16:23), same place where the Tree of Life is said to be (Rev. 2:7). Paul saw the future glory for Christians, and it was not on this earth!                                         

 

GENERAL PRINCIPLE NOT IRON-CLAD RULE by Earl Sutton

GENERAL  PRINCIPLE  NOT  IRON-CLAD  RULE

 

One of the well-known sayings of the book of Proverbs is “Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). Many a parent has read this verse and reproached themselves bitterly due to the fact that their children have departed from the Lord’s way. I have known parents who have brought up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord who later suffered the greatest of grief when those children used their freedom of choice to depart from the way and will of God.

          Paul is teaching in Ephesians 6:4 that as fathers rear their children, they are to do it in such a way that children are eager to obey rather than becoming resentful. This verse tells what the father is to do. The father is to nurture, which means to rear them tenderly. He is to chasten them which means to discipline. It includes punishment which is not pleasant, but it is fair and just. The father is to also bring up his children in the admonition of the Lord which means the spoken word (Titus 3:10).

          If disobedient children are always rebellious, because they have been poorly brought up, then God Himself has been lacking in the guidance of His own children who have gone astray. When the freedom of choice is factored into the statement in Proverbs 22:6, it is absolutely true. It is far more probable that the properly trained child will continue in righteous living until death than will the child who has been lacking in discipline.

          There are three factors that must be taken into consideration in Proverbs 22:6. First, it is true that many parents do a very poor job in training their children in the knowledge of God’s word. When the pressures of the world assault these young people, they evidence very little interest in serving the Lord and going to church. The fact is, parents contribute significantly to the direction their children will take.

          Second, it is very clear that this passage contains a general principle and is not an iron-clad rule. This can be demonstrated by what God said to the parents of Israel, “I nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me” (Isa. 1:2). Surely, no one would claim that God was remiss in His parental responsibility. The bottom line is, even though a child might receive the best of training in God’s word, he/she is still a free moral agent and can choose to do right or wrong in spite of what they have been taught, and many times this is the case. Sometimes a child can receive no religious training at all, and then in adulthood, choose to accept the gospel and live a faithful Christian life. The bottom line is choice.

          Third, we are dealing with a general principle and not an iron-clad rule. This can be demonstrated also by what Proverbs 16:7 says, “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”  This certainly does not mean that every enemy of the true Christian will turn and become a close friend. This statement is not always the case, but is only a general principle. It certainly was not so with reference to Christ.

          God’s enemies even placed His son upon the cross. This verse, Proverbs 16:7, is simply telling us a good Christian has the power to make the world a more peaceful place. This verse, Proverb 22:6, is saying it is more probable that a properly trained child will continue in righteous living than will the child that is lacking in discipline.

                                                          --- Earl Sutton

ONLY IN THE LORD by Earl Sutton

 

The Apostle Paul writes concerning some of the questions the Corinthian church had asked him in their letter. Paul states that being unmarried is all right; however, due to the fact many people cannot live a celibate life, it is good to marry.

          Husbands and wives are to give their bodies to each other. Paul also recommends to the unmarried and widows that it is good to remain single; however, it he/she cannot live without sexual relations, it is better to marry than to lust.

          Paul’s advice was due to the circumstances at that time, and he was not in any way trying to put marriage down. Paul went on to say, “A wife is bound for so long time as her husband liveth: but if the husband be dead, she is free to be married to whom she will: ONLY IN THE LORD. (I Cor. 7:39) A woman is to remain married to her husband as long as they both live; this applies to the man as well. God’s law rules over both as long as they live. However, if while both live and one become joined to another, it is adultery. But if one dies, the other can be joined to another, and it is not adultery. (Rom. 7:1-3)

          Jesus gives only one exception in Matthew 19:9, “And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication (porneia  -- sexual immorality) and shall marry another, commiteth adultery: and he that marrieth her who is put away commiteth adultery.” Jesus clarifies the marriage law and gives only reason for a divorce. The only reason is fornication. The innocent party can divorce and remarry. If a divorce takes place which is not for adultery and the parties remarry, they are guilty of adultery in God’s sight, because the marriage is still binding. Whoever marries one who has divorced for any reason except adultery commits adultery.

          When a husband dies, his widow is free to marry, because the marriage bond between them ceases to exist as the result of his death. The scripture states the widow is free to marry whomever she wishes, but ONLY IN THE LORD. Does this phrase mean one who is a Christian and the widow must marry only a Christian? The phrase, “ONLY IN THE LORD,” in Greek, “monon en kyrio,” has reference to the fact that the marriage must be in accordance with God’s will. In other words, the marriage must be in accordance with the Lord’s teaching. Who can marry scripturally? (1) Those who have never been married previously (I Cor. 7:8-9) (2) Those who have been married previously, but whose former companion was guilty of fornication (Matt. 19:9) (3) Those who have been previously married but whose spouse is dead (Rom. 7:2) (4) Those who do not fall under the class of prohibitions set forth in Matthew 19:10-12.

          There are other scriptures that use the phrase, ONLY IN THE LORD. In Ephesians: 6:1, “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Can anyone argue that children can disobey parents if they are non-Christians! Children are instructed to obey their parents, because it is pleasing unto God and is in accordance to His will (Col. 3:20-21). Also, in Colossians 3:18, “Wives, be subject to your husband, as it is fitting in the Lord.” Can anyone argue that wives cannot be subject to non-Christian husbands! As is fitting in the Lord means, in accordance with God’s will. The phrase, ONLY IN THE LORD, does not have reference to the person that the widow marries. It has reference to the marriage itself. The marriage must be between those who are eligible for marriage.                                                                                          -- Earl Sutton

WHEN IS BAPTISM NOT BAPTISM? by Earl Sutton

 

I have been writing about relevant issues and controversial topics in the news each week and giving a scriptural application about the Bible view. Some feel that church leaders should never talk about these issues and consider them to be political. They completely forget that, in today’s society, religious issues have been made political issues by our government sticking its nose into religious matters and declaring war on the home, family and church.

          The bottom line is that many church leaders do not want to deal with intimidation tactics and name-calling that come with standing up for the truth. I strongly feel that it is time for the church to stand up for the truth and help take our country back. It is time for Christians to re-engage in our civil responsibilities, and like the Apostle Paul, be bold in asserting our Constitutional rights against the anti-Christian left.

          We cannot afford to take a, “live and let live,” approach to sin and corruption in our society. Facebook has started blocking conservative views with the goal of supporting the left. YouTube is removing conservative voices from their platform. I plan to continue writing articles on relevant issues but also will examine many issues that keep coming up in the church concerning what is scriptural.

          This week’s article deals with the story of the twelve men in Acts 19:1-7 who needed to be re-immersed, because their baptism was not a scriptural baptism.

          After Apollos left Ephesus and went to Corinth, Paul returned to Ephesus as he promised to do on the second missionary journey when he had visited there briefly (Acts 18:21). He found certain disciples and asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit when they believed. They replied that they did not know the Holy Spirit was given (Acts 19:1-2). Paul realized that they had not been baptized with the baptism of the great commission which Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:18-20. Thus he asked them into what they were baptized. They replied, “Into John’s baptism.” At this time John’s baptism was invalid, because it only lasted till the death of Christ. When they realized the nature of John’s baptism, that it was no longer valid and they needed to be baptized in the name of Jesus, they were immediately baptized into Christ.

           It should be clearly noted that these men had been baptized, but not according to the baptism commanded by Jesus; they needed to be baptized in accordance with God’s word. These men could have become angry at the apostles for implying that their baptism was not pleasing unto God. If they had been like some today, they would have said, “But baptism is merely symbolic, and one baptism is as good as another.”

          Sometimes baptism is not baptism, and individuals who have undergone a rite called baptism still need to be immersed. What is necessary to make a baptism scriptural? (1) It must have the right action. (2) Right person. (3) The right purpose. The right action is immersion. The right subject is a mature person who believes in Christ, has repented of his sins and is willing to confess his faith.

          Where the issue becomes complicated is in the area of purpose. Every man and woman should consider their baptism in light of scripture and make sure they have been baptized for the right purpose. Some may have been baptized because everyone else was, or to join a church, or because it was expected. If so, you need to be re-immersed in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the remission of sins.                    

SATANIC TEMPLE STATUE by Earl Sutton

 

The Satanic Temple has unveiled its statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet in a rally at the Arkansas state capitol to protest the Ten Commandments monument already on the capital grounds. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments’ monument violates Constitutional freedom of religious rights; and by installing their statue, it will demonstrate religious tolerance.

          My article on Tolerant vs Intolerant on July 22, 2018, clearly shows that those on the left are not tolerant of the very people they say they are tolerant of  --  gays, Blacks, immigrants. The crucial question in evaluating our attitude of tolerance is this:  Is the issue under consideration a matter of mere custom, tradition, habit, taste, culture; or is it a direct command of God? Is it a matter involving some moral or ethical principle which is taught by God? The decision to be tolerant and go along with it depends upon if it violates what God has said.

          Luciferianism is a belief system which involves the idea that Satan is their guardian and true god as opposed to the God of the Bible. These worshippers see Lucifer as their independence and turning away from the True God of the Bible as their true enlightenment.

          One of their rituals is spirit cooking. They terrorize a child and extract its blood. They believe this blood (with the adrenaline) provides energies for themselves. This spirit cooking can also include human milk, menstrual blood, semen, animal blood and the eating of human flesh. To any sane person, this idea would be completely ludicrous, but to them it is a practice of enlightenment.

          This detestable evil has to be exposed to the American public, because of the inroads it has made in our society. These worshippers of Satan are determined to bring in a one world government and destroy true Christianity. The spiritual application to Christians about the Satan’s Temple to install their immoral statue, to uphold spirit cooking, and abuse of children is very clear.

          The Apostle Paul warned about giving the Devil the upper hand, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (II Cor. 2:1-11). May we never be ignorant of his devices. We must protect our children from these evil followers of Lucifer/Satan. We must pay attention to what is going on in the world; and the worship of Lucifer is worldwide, including some of our most influential people in Congress are involved.

          The clearest explanation of the Satanic Temple beliefs comes from their nine Satanic statements found in their Satanic bible. (1) Satanism represents indulgence. (2) Vital existence. (3) Undefiled wisdom. (4) Kindness to those who deserve it. (5) Vengeance. (6) Responsibility to its members. (7) Represents man as just another animal. (8) Represents all sins. (9) Put the church and Christianity out of business.

          The bottom line is they do not believe in any good and are superior to man. These people truly embody the spirit of those about whom Isaiah warned: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

                                                        

 

STANDARDIZING PEDOPHILIA by Earl Sutton

 

The New York Times, in their efforts to standardize pedophilia, claimed that it is a disorder and not a crime; therefore; it should be treated and not punished. This shows me that the radical left is desperately trying to “standardize” the most deviant of behaviors and bring society’s standards into conformity with pedophilia. This is just another attempt to force acceptance of deviant behavior upon our society.

          The argument used to justify this deviant behavior is that as long as it doesn’t hurt the child, then love is love. Also, the argument that homosexual activists have used to promote their sin is:  It’s my right to be able to marry someone of the same sex. Now pedophiles are using that same sick argument, declaring that it is their right to have sexual relationships with children! The standardizing process for pedophilia has started, and pedophile activists have asked the corrupt mainstream media to stop using the term, “pedophilia,” and instead refer to their sin as “minor attracted persons.”

          What is pedophilia? It is a sexual deviation and condition in which a person’s sexual gratification depends on engaging in sexual behavior with children, that is atypical and extreme.

          An estimated 20% of American children have been sexually molested, making pedophilia a common sexual perversion. Across the globe, traffickers buy and sell children, exploiting them for sex and forced labor. About 8 million children are reported missing each year around the world. About a million children will go missing in the United States alone. There is mounting evidence of organized pedophilia and child-trafficking networks throughout the world that implicate high-level government leaders, judges, church leaders and charitable institutions.

          In Washington, DC politicians, both Democratic and Republicans, are involved in this pedophilia epidemic. The FBI said, after viewing the contents of Anthony Weiner’s laptop, “There is enough evidence for the entire government to be brought down.”

          What does the Bible say on this topic? There is no direct mention of pedophilia, but this behavior is discussed in the scripture. Paul uses the Greek word, porneia,” in Gal. 5:19, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: sexual immorality (porneia). This Greek word is used to describe all types of immoral sexual behavior that include: adultery, fornication, transgenderism, and would include all pedophilia, and all abnormal sexual acts.                              Paul points out that people who commit these acts will not inherit the kingdom of heaven (Gal. 5:21). Paul is saying that the actions of the flesh such as pedophilia is always wrong! This problem of pedophilia is a plague in our modern society, and those who have been victimized as children certainly understand the trauma that accompanies this sin.

          One of the arguments that is used to justify this sin is when Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me” (Matt. 18:16). This scripture has absolutely nothing to do with sexual attraction. Jesus also said, “And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out” (Matt. 5:29-30). He is trying to teach us to see the severity of sin, such as pedophilia! It is better to give this sin up than lose our eternal life.

                                               

INTEGRITY vs PERVERSENESS by Earl Sutton

 

The words of Solomon fit the deceitful and perverse mainstream media’s (MSM) lack of integrity and honesty. “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool” (Prov. 19:1). The contrast between integrity and perverseness is very sharp. In the sight of God, that person who is not among the globalists or the most wealthy people in the world, but is honest and has integrity is superior to the one who is perverse in speech and actions.

          The lying, corrupt MSM have become the greatest threat to our country and freedoms. They are owned by globalists who script what is said and have been reporting lies, half-truths, and complete falsehood with the clear intention of deceiving the American public.

          At the present time, the MSM have about a 14% approval rating, because the American people can clearly see that they are trying to interfere by feeding our citizens false information. The evidence clearly shows that journalists work secretly with the radical left to report false information. This is a blatant violation of the ethical standards that journalists should uphold.

          To be licensed as a news agency, a network must devote at least 50% of its time telling straight news in a truthful, non-partisan manner. The lying MSM now have a record of 92% opinionated news which disqualifies them as an accurate, fair, truthful news network.

In fact, the Preamble of the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists says, “Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair, truthful and thorough.” The blatant violation of ethical journalism boils down to one great issue  --  integrity vs perverseness. Mainstream, liberal, biased media have compromised their Code of Ethics.

Integrity demands that a person put on no false front, that he/she wear no artificial mask, and that he/she play no deceptive role like the current MSM is doing. Integrity excludes lying, stealing, cheating, slanting news, using negative reporting and every form of deception. Our liberal, biased MSM have clearly shown that they are perverse by causing their viewers to turn away from what is truthful, moral; and they have twisted the truth into a lie! If we cannot believe what a news anchor is telling us, then that person has no integrity.

          Integrity is a broad, inclusive term referring to one of the deepest and most important qualities of a honest life. Our liberal, biased MSM has shown that they don’t possess integrity but rather perverseness; therefore, they are not worthy of our trust because of their contempt for the truth.

          The words of Solomon certainly fit the deceitful and perverse mainstream media’s lack of integrity and honesty. “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his life, and is a fool.”

          What will be the shame of the MSM, notwithstanding all of their pomp, if they have an evil tongue? If they have shallow news with perverse lips, the Bible says they are fools!

                                               

HOW CORRUPT IS OUR GOVERNMENT? by Earl Sutton

 

Our pervasive deep state government controlled by the global elites, which include both Republicans and Democrats, top layers in the CIA, FBI, NSA, big banks, many major corporations, some long-term members of Congress and high-level judges are pushing a value system that is radically different from Christian values. When we realize they have not been on our side, everything else comes into clear focus concerning the revolution going on in our society against Christianity today. How many of you know we are in the midst of a revolution?

          These globalists literally hate the influence of Christianity and feel it is an obstacle to their global control. They want everything that relates to religion removed from society.

          The deep state, controlled by globalists, will go to virtually any length to maintain the status quo of corruption in our government by subverting the will of the American people. They are now working overtime to erode our Constitution and destabilize our government for their own corrupt purposes of a one world government.

The deep state completely controls/owns the mainstream media (MSM) with the goal of pushing Muslim ideology, socialism, and the LGBT agenda down the collective throats of Americans. The lying, corrupt MSM have become the greatest threat to our country and our freedoms. The reporting of lies, half-truths and complete falsehoods with the clear intention of deceiving the American public goes back a long ways.

The following information comes from a lawsuit filed by Kurt Goldstein and Peter Gingold against the Unite States government for wrongdoing in World War II which was covered up by the media. The MSM, during WWII, covered up the fact that German trucks were using engines manufactured by Henry Ford. In fact, Ford was given the Grand Cross of the Eagle which was the highest honor the Nazis bestowed upon a civilian.

MSM also covered up the fact that the Panzer tanks were made by IG Farben who entered into a cartel with Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Company. The government controlled by the deep state knew all about this and did nothing.

          MSM also covered up the fact that the German Aircraft were totally dependent upon ethyl gasoline additive which prevented the engine from knocking, but Standard Oil kept supplying this product to the enemy through the entire war.

          The MSM covered up the involvement of Prescott Sheldon Bush and his associate, Averell Harriman, who supplied Hitler’s troops with new Thompson sub-machine guns in exchange for Bush to manage the concentration camp at Oswiecim, Poland, which was later named Auschwitz. The truth about Auschwitz and the entire Nazi war machines was that there were American business enterprises abroad. The rich elite made huge profits from slave labor during WWII.

          MSM also covered up the fact that the Standard Oil and IG Farben cartel made the Zyklon gas that was used in the Jewish holocaust.

          Prescott Sheldon Bush took his profits and put them in a blind trust which later financed the Bush political dynasty. His son, George H. Walker Bush, became president No. 41 and his grandson, George W. Bush became president No. 43.

          The MSM has presented the deep state’s official story, knowing much of it was not true or accurate. This is still being done today.

          We, as Christians, can no longer sit on the sidelines and give into the sin of tolerance which accepts anything and everything that society is doing regardless of what it is and covered up by the MSM.

          These issues are not just political but are Biblical issues that adversely affect the morality of our nation. “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord.” (II Chronicles 19:2)                        

FREE LUNCH vs HARD WORK by Earl Sutton

 

If you believe in Socialism, you need to understand that the only economic system to ever take many people out of poverty is Capitalism. Socialism has never created wealth for anyone but the elite. Socialism spends what Capitalism earns.  The startling truth is that nearly all of human progress that has taken place in the last 300 years, and lifting people out of poverty, is due to Capitalism

          Capitalism is the most cooperative system ever created for the peaceful improvement of peoples’ lives. In America, especially for those on the left, Socialism has begun to be their choice. In a recent poll, 37% of all Americans and 54% of liberals preferred Socialism to Capitalism. Another poll had 44% of Millennials saying that they prefer to live in a Socialist society while only 42% prefer to live in a Capitalistic society.

          Given that America has become the most successful economy in the world because of Capitalism, it is hard for some people to understand why Socialism would have any appeal.  Why? Because this system denies the existence of God and places reliance on government. It has been responsible for mass starvation, torture, murder and enslavement. It allows no freedoms of speech and thought.

          First, Socialism sounds really good. Socialists promise all kinds of free stuff, but never discuss the true costs. Socialism has become the Santa Clause of our day and time. Two states in the USA are proposing a guaranteed, basic annual income for everyone.

          Secondly, people don’t realize the success of Capitalism and take it for granted. We live in the richest, most successful, most prosperous society in human history; and those who grow up with a silver spoon in their mouths, assume that this is just how it is. They also assume that becoming a Socialist nation would not change our society.

          Third, Socialism and its big brother Communism are both bargains for some people who are mooching off the government tit. But you give up your freedoms, a large part of your potential, and an enormous amount of your money in return for unreliable promise of free stuff. The simple fact is that moochers, the lazy, and arguably people who will, for whatever reasons, remain poor for their entire lives tend to benefit more under Socialism.

          What does the Bible say about moochers, the lazy and those who refuse to work for a living? The Apostle Paul said, “If any will not work, neither let him eat” (II Thess. 3:10). Paul had a very strong work ethic (Capitalism  --  he was a tent maker) and laid down the rule that the church should not support and feed those too lazy to work.  Paul had no sympathy for a lazy person who refused to work. Paul made it clear that the ones who would not work were not to eat at the expense of others who did work.

          There are some who do not work, because they cannot work for health reasons. These are not the ones Paul had in mind. His reference was to those who could work but would not.

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and giving people something for nothing does serious damage to all concerned. It hurts the one who receives, because he/she is encouraged in their laziness. It hurts the givers, because he/she could have seen better results from the use of their gifts. Socialism hurts the entire society, because others are tempted to cease from work in order to get a free lunch!

There is no obligation resting on a Christian, a church, or a society to help feed an idle, lazy, sponge who is able to work. The obligation is imperative to help the helpless. Paul lays down the principle that no economic parasite is to be tolerated in the church or society.      

TOLERANT vs INTOLERANT by Earl Sutton

 

Tolerance is the ability to live with people whose opinions and behaviors are not the same as yours. Whatever differences we have, tolerating others’ opinions is a prerequisite to a functioning and free society.

          America was built upon the foundation of tolerance. The Declaration of Independence guarantees us life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But there is an implicit contract there, to have your life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you have to be tolerant of somebody else’s life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

          This contract in America seems to be breaking down. If you listen to the mainstream media, only one side is living up to this deal  --  the left. The right, according to the media, is intolerant of everyone, except those white heterosexual Christian males. There is only one problem  -- it is just not true.

          The left is not tolerant of the very people they say they are tolerant of. If  you are gay, black or immigrant and  you don’t agree with the left’s position,  you are harshly criticized. If you believe that we should judge people on the content of their character and not on the color of their skin, the left calls you racist.

          If you believe that America is a nation of immigrants and we should protect our borders, you are called a Xenophobe. If you believe that men and women are equal but are fundamentally different, the left calls you sexist. Those who only tolerate people that they agree with or like aren’t actually tolerant.

          Who is tolerant? Is it the organizers of the women’s march who had to apologize for hurt and confusion they caused when they invited a leftist man, Burnie Sanders, to speak at their convention. Is it the Antifa thugs who caused UC Berkley to spend $600,000 on security when mainstream, conservative Ben Shapiro came to give a talk. Is it Congresswoman Maxine Waters who scolded Kanya West for talking out of turn that Blacks should think for themselves.

          Who is tolerant? Is it actually those right wingers that the mainstream media demonize every day? The left, in our society, has become utterly intolerant of anyone with whom they disagree. Why? Because they believe that they know how you should live and how you should think. Any deviation or non-conformity is dangerous to their goals. The right welcomes diversity of thought. The right believes in the notion of “live and let live,” and that is the true meaning of tolerance.

          The crucial question in evaluating our own attitude of tolerance is this: Is the issue under consideration a matter of mere custom, tradition, habit, taste, culture, or a direct command of God? Is it a matter involving some moral or ethical principle which is taught by God? If it is merely a custom or tradition, we should be tolerant. But if it is a matter involving a principle of God, the decision to be tolerant and go along with it must depend upon if it violates what God has said.

          For example: homosexuality is condemned in the Bible, and Christians must resist the temptation to go along with the pressure to conform by accepting it. Jesus was intolerant toward the money changers in the temple (John 2:13-16). Why? Because of their sinful acts.  If we start whittling ourselves to fit what others on the left think and accept sin, we will very soon be whittled away (Rom. 12:1-2).

          The bottom line is, you will never change what you tolerate; and what we tolerate, our children will embrace tomorrow.                                                   

 

HOW SATAN CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US by Earl Sutton

HOW  SATAN  CAN  TAKE  ADVANTAGE  OF  US!

 

Satan has no concern whatsoever for our welfare and is actually out to hurt each one and condemn our souls. Satan is cunning, crafty, subtle, deceitful, and all of his pills are sugar-coated. He is very shrewd in his tactics and so polished in his approach but has never been able to keep a single promise, yet people continue to be deceived daily.

          The Bible says, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (II Cor. 2:10-11). Satan is trying to take advantage of us; and if he ever gets the advantage, it will be because we give it to him.

          The Apostle Paul was ever mindful of Satan’s intentions, and over and over he warns us to be on our guard against him. “Neither give place to the devil” (Eph. 4:27). This grave warning suggests to us that Satan can have a place in our lives and suggests that he wants that place. It also suggests that Satan can’t have that place unless we give it to him.

          We don’t have to give Satan that place, but we will unless we are mindful of his tactics. It is entirely up to us as to whether or not Satan fulfills his purpose in overtaking us. Jesus said, “No man can enter into a strong man’s house and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man: and then he will spoil his house” (Mark 3:27). This is true with Satan. Before he can enter your heart and spoil your goods, he must first bind you. He does this by slipping into your life; and then after he has gotten a foothold, he will take advantage of you.

          How does Satan get an advantage over us? The Lord gives us the answer: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from  you” (John 4:7). When James told us to “resist” the Devil, he used the Greek word, Antistemi, which means to set against, stand up against, oppose, resist. It is clear that we are capable of standing against the Devil and are not helpless before him. As free, moral agents, made in the image of God, we have the capacity to choose to do right and refuse to do evil (Joshua 24:15).

          There must be a constant resistance of the Devil. When he tempted Christ it was said, “And when the Devil had ended all the temptations, he departed from him for a season” (Luke 4:13). The Devil departs from us for only a season, but we can be assured that he will soon return. For that reason, we must constantly watch and be on guard against him!

          The primary reason for Satan’s taking advantage of us is our ignorance of his devices. Ignorance is the arch enemy of Christianity. If Satan can keep us in ignorance, he can keep us away from God. Knowledge is referred to as the key; and with this key, we can  unlock the door in coming to God (Luke 11:52). Satan realizes this and, therefore, seeks to keep us in ignorance.

          My friends, only through a study of God’s word can we show ourselves approved unto Him (II Timothy 2:15). God, today, no longer will excuse ignorance of His word! (Acts 17:30) Our society doesn’t realize that some day vengeance will be meted out to them who know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord! (II Thess. 1:8)

          Remember, it is through ignorance that Satan takes advantage of us!                                                                                                                           

LEFT vs RIGHT by Earl Sutton

A moral difference between the left and right concerns the way that each group seeks to improve our society. Left-wing beliefs are liberal in that they believe that society is best served with an expanded role for government. They have the philosophy and believe in one for all and all for one, looking to government to support everyone, looking to government as your god.

People on the right believe that the best outcome for society is achieved when individual rights and civil liberties are paramount and government power is minimized. Most people on the right are conservatives and believe that the best way to improve society is through the moral improvement of the individual.

Those on the left believe that the way to a better society is always doing battle with society’s moral failings. The left concentrates its efforts on combating sexism, racism, intolerance, Islamophobia, homophobia, xenophobia, and many other evils they consider wrong. Christianity and the U.S. Constitution are so-called evils they are working to eliminate.

The consequences of these left and right views are that the left is preoccupied with politics as the vehicle for societal improvement, and the right is more interested in fixing society through moral improvement.

Those on the left want spending on social programs and strong regulations on business. Those on the right want less regulation on business and reduced government spending. Those on the left support universal healthcare, and those on the right oppose it and favor competition from private insurance companies. Those on the left want amnesty for undocumented immigrants, and the right oppose it and want stronger borders.

Those on the left favor abortion rights, and the right oppose it. Those on the left support gay marriage, and those on the right oppose it, because such laws conflict with religious beliefs and restrict freedom of religion. Those on the left favor gun control laws, and the right oppose it and support the Second Amendment.

Conservatives have no interest in fundamentally transforming the USA into a one world government controlled by the globalists. Conservatives are against transforming a society that generally believes in God and Christianity into an atheistic and materialistic society which is going in the wrong direction. Conservatives believe that we must work on the moral transformation of each citizen, thus character development should be at the top of our list.

How does the Bible describe those on the left and those on the right? The Bible describes the final judgment  in Matt. 25:31-46, “And before Christ shall be gathered all the nations: and He shall separate them one from another. And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left” (Verses 32-33). The sheep on the right represent genuine believers in God and following His word. These believe that society is changed through moral improvements and character development. (This group represents about 38% of Americans.)

The goats on the left represent about 23% of Americans which are described as wicked and are always pushing a social revolution against God and Christianity. Very large portions on the left identify themselves as atheists or agnostic.

The bottom line is those on the left follow sin and evil; those on the right follow the moral high road and abide by the principles of God’s word. Those on the left have the Devil as their leader, and those on the right have Christ as their leader.

Who is going to win this battle? Rev. 20:1-6 shows the victory of Christ over Satan!                                                                                                         

 

GLOBALISTS vs GOD by Earl Sutton

GLOBALISTS  vs  GOD

 

Ahab, King of Israel like the globalists movement, was wicked with a wife, Jezebel like the deep state, was cruel and determined to destroy the religion of God. But Elijah was determined in a bold, decisive move, to demonstrate to the people of Israel the foolishness of following such a movement as a one world government of Baalism.

          Elijah arranged a great contest to take place on Mount Carmel, a ridge extending for about twelve miles along the side of the city of Haifa in the North of Palestine. This would be similar to our national elections with each side giving their platform goals.

          When Ahab, like Obama, saw Elijah the King said to him, “Is it thou troubler of Israel” (I Kings 18:17). Ahab, instead of recognizing his own sins and the sins of his party, sought to place the blame on Elijah. It has ever been true, some of the best and most worthy men in history have been charged with responsibility for conditions brought about by the sins of their accusers. The accusations made by the last administration about Russian interference have now been proven to be their own wicked plan to hide their sins and blame the new administration.

          Elijah answered, “I have not troubled Israel: but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of Jehovah, and have followed the Baalim.” The truth is the last administration and their new, proposed leader were pushing the one world government which would do away with our worship to God and religious freedoms in America.

          Elijah continued, “Now therefore send and gather to me all Israel unto Mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal, four hundred and fifty, prophets of Asherah, four hundred, that eat at Jezebel’s table.” The purpose in ordering this assembly was to demonstrate to the people the power of God. This would correspond to our up-coming election in November 2018 in which the people can choose to follow the god of Socialism and pursue the path to a one world government or choose to return to the principles of the Bible.

          Elijah said, “How long go ye limping between the two sides? If Jehovah be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.” He challenged them to decide one way or the other. Elijah directed their attention to the fact that he stood alone, as a prophet of God, whereas, Baal’s prophets were 450.

          Certainly, the globalists out -number the Christians in the world today at about the same ratio. In our society, the globalists are supported by our FBI, CIA, DOJ, radical left, biased mainstream media, big bankers, central bankers, Islam, LGBT, crooked judges, some state and local police departments, and Satan, himself. The question is, will they be able to outdo the Almighty in November, or will God put them in their place as He did in the last election?

           Elijah won that contest and gave God the glory! The effect was tremendous: “And when all the people saw it (fire of God consumed the burnt offering of Elijah), they fell on their faces and said, “Jehovah, He is God.” It was into such a situation that Elijah boldly came to turn the people back to the one true God.

          Our upcoming election will be for that same purpose, to restore Christian values in America. I believe that our president defied the pundits, biased MSM, corrupt politics, lies of radical left and won a stunning victory with God’s help.

         It is our prayer that God’s will be done always in America!

                                               

CAMPAIGN TO CONFUSE YOUNG PEOPLE by Earl Sutton

 

Disney has decided to create a live-action adaptation of the classic children’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, with the left-leaning socialist actor, Oprah Winfrey. The book focuses on the battle between good and evil. This film removes all Bible references and replaces them with language about being part of the universe and having it inside of us. (Oprah believes that we are our own god, and there is no right or wrong.) Without the Bible grounding of the deep themes in A Wrinkle in Time, the fantasy novel promotes a new-age, self-worship and no need for a higher being. (This will be the one world government’s one religion.)

          Also, Hollywood is releasing the movie, “Corpus Christi” in June. It is a disgusting film set to depict Jesus and His disciples as homosexuals. It’s a revolting mockery of our Lord! As Christians we need to stand up for what we believe in and protest this wicked plot and filth to mock Jesus Christ.

          Today, when our children watch television and movies, they are being told that boys can be girls, and girls can love each other in a romantic way. This plot by Hollywood and such sick people as Oprah Winfrey is to confuse and harm this generation of young people.

          There is no doubt that this generation is being bombarded with twisted and perverted versions of morality. For a long time, Disney has been promoting the LGBT agenda. Up until now, the Disney movies have had subtle references to homosexuality in their cartoons.

          Homosexuality and immorality are now being introduced to children in Disney movies. This includes “Beauty and the Beast.” Also, the Disney Channel cartoon is featuring same-sex kisses in the episode of “Star vs the Forces of Evil.”

          God takes seriously this business of teaching sin to our children! “But whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6). The little ones that believe in this passage is a reference to Christians and could also describe our children.

           Jesus is showing how wicked it is for someone like Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood to cause our children to sin and fall away from God. It is evil when they commit such sins, but is worse when they, on purpose, cause our children to be placed in the path of enticement to do wrong through beguiling allurements!

          For Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood to lead our children into sin, it would be better for them to be cast into the bottom of the sea with a great millstone around their necks. The great millstone was the one the donkey pulled. If this millstone was around their necks, and they were cast into the sea, it would take them to the bottom and certain death.

          However, the real punishment for causing our children to sin is going to be much worse! God does take seriously this business of teaching sin to our children. “Woe unto the world because of occasions of stumbling” (Matt. 18:7). The world is those who are opposed to god, like Winfrey and Hollywood. This verse is saying, woe to that person who opposes God for they will not escape the punishment of God. They will be cast into eternal fire (Matt. 18:8).

                                                         

THE GREAT MORAL DIVIDE by Earl Sutton

 

Hollywood actor, Robert De Niro, had the audacity to curse our president on stage, on air, at the 72nd annual Tony Awards. Those in the audience should have walked out on such a vulgar and blatant display of disrespect. The unbridled hate that so many in Holly wood have toward this president is a sign of the great moral divide in America. Truly, a battle is being waged for the direction and future of our nation. Truly, there is a battle between the good (Christianity) and evil (globalists).

          We are rapidly reaching a tipping point in the USA with irreparable schism between the left and right over the great moral divide. Those on the right in policy circles didn’t like as the left redefined marriage and then human sexuality. They bitterly went along with this charade of calling a man a woman. Such moral and intellectual bankruptcy is reflective of enveloping half of our country.

          This great moral divide reached a fever pitch a few weeks ago over the most basic principles of right and wrong with Hamas vs Jews in Israel. This great moral divide is seen by the left trying to keep our borders open so that criminal aliens like MS-13 and drug cartels can come in. The MS-13 violent street gang’s motto is kill, steal, rape and control; and radicals on the left say, “We stand with you.”

          A similar great moral divide gripped the country in the lead-up to the Civil War. Those on the left felt the political and economic benefits of slavery were so valuable that the institution and all of its evils had to be defended at all cost. Those on the right, including President Lincoln, saw very clearly a divide that could not be sustained.

          Our country cannot continue like this with one side shedding crocodile tears over waterboarding but unflinchingly champions the practice of dismembering babies limb from limb while their hearts are still beating! We cannot continue to have one side (left) that violently opposes capital punishment for murderers but embraces murder for babies. We cannot continue to have one side supporting illegal immigration to support their voter registration program. We cannot continue to have one side coddling criminals while ignoring law-abiding citizens. There is an irreconcilable difference in our country when one side is insistently merciful to those who are cruel (Muslims) and cruel to those deserving mercy (Christians.)

            Our country is divided on social issues and the role of government in our lives. The bottom line is we have reached the tipping point. As long as one side believes that a man is a woman, right is wrong, a border is a doorway, criminals are civil rights groups, abortion is sacred while interrogating terrorists is evil. The animosity between the other side gets worse with this great moral divide. We are living in a time when people are saying that there is no universal right and wrong, but that it varies with the circumstances.

          We are living in a time when people seem to be pleasure-mad, constantly seeking some form of entertainment rather than some worthwhile work. We are living in a time when drunkenness and excess are called gracious living, while cheating, deception and lying have come to be regarded as smart maneuvering.

          We are living in a time when moral and ethical values are blurred and confused. We are living in a time when the words of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah are especially appropriate concerning the great moral divide in our nation: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

          Some people in our topsy-turvy society cannot tell right from wrong. It reminds me of what takes place when the head of a chicken is cut off. Its body is in a state of complete confusion. It does not know what it is doing or where it is going. The world today is full of wicked people, like that chicken with its head off, who are in rebellion against God, who think that drunkenness and illicit sex are a mark of freedom. Their spiritual chaos is unimaginable.

          The answer to what is right or wrong and the solution to the great moral divide lies in the word of God  --  the Bible (Psalm 119).

                                           

 

FAR MORE THAN JUST A CAKE ISSUE by Earl Sutton

 

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The false media (controlled by the globalists) said the 7 – 2 decision was a narrow victory. At issue was Jack Phillips’ moral belief that God designed marriage to be between a man and woman.

         The LGBTQ advocates greatest fear is that this ruling will open the door to claims from those who engage in professional services, that their religious liberty would exempt them from public accommodation laws applicable to other businesses.

         The Trump Administration sided with Mr. Phillips in this case, and the Solicitor General argued for the defendant, who won this case. The bottom line is that this case is about far more than just cake. It is a battle between returning Christian values and free speech rights vs LGBTQ rights. In this case, the First Amendment rights were on trial along with the Bible view, not Jack Phillips. The LBGTQ movement is simply about trying to destroy Christianity in America.

         The California pro-LGBTQ Assembly Bill 2943 threatens free speech and freedom of religion for Christians. It used the state’s consumer fraud statue that could make it illegal to “distribute or sell books (such as the Bible) or direct someone to a Biblical source about homosexuality.”

          Many Christians have accepted the LGBTQ movement’s lie that they seek only Christian love and acceptance. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The facts show that the LGBTQ movement seeks to destroy Christianity by bullying everyone into silence and extinction. Some Christians want to remain neutral on political and cultural issues for business purposes, and leaders in the church fear making someone unhappy enough to leave the church. LGBTQs have a soul, and we want them to come to the saving blood of Jesus Christ. But don’t try to force Christians to accept this lifestyle as normal.

          How long are we going to sit around and let sin, with all of its consequences, run rampant, because leaders in the church don’t want to make anyone unhappy? When is the last time you heard anything from the pulpit about sins of homosexuality, pedophilia, pornography, evil intentions of globalists, Islam or political corruption?  It is high time that we awake out of our slumber, stiffen up our backbone, and fight against these evil practices which have destroyed the moral fiber of our nation.

          The time to protest the infringement of our religious freedom is now. We need to follow Mr. Phillips’ lead, because for too long our religious leaders have given a free pass to evil and evil doing.

          It should concern all Christians who allow themselves to be bullied into not speaking Biblical truths and using common sense to fight the immoral platform of the LGBTQ movement. This wicked Jezebel group is using every weapon in its arsenal to punish, humiliate, and destroy Christians, with the ultimate goal of wiping Christianity off the face of the earth.

          This Jezebel group is using these tactics in order to force their agenda down the throats of the masses as portraying themselves as the victims. They are aggressive and tyrannical in their movement which is steamrolling across our country, flattening anyone who disagrees with their redefinition of marriage. They have been allowed to hijack public education, placing their homosexual plan above reading, writing and arithmetic.

          The Bible says, “And be not conformed to this world” (Rom. 12:2). This word means to “fashion alike” or “follow the same pattern.” Let us stand up and speak up and forevermore refrain from being members of the silent church majority!