As I look around at Christians today - even among those who are biblically oriented – I am utterly appalled at how ill-prepared Christians are both psychologically and spiritually for what awaits them. [Please see Chapter VIII of the New Antipas Papers, "Tribulation and Judgment,"]
There seems to be no way to get through to Christians concerning the lateness of the hour; to convince them that NOW is the time for action, not tomorrow, nor the next day, nor the day after that. Sadly, most Christians today seem to be helpless prisoners of the "here and now."
There are so many pressing "responsibilities" to be taken care of in the "here and now:" there are payments to be made on visa and MasterCards; mortgages to be met, businesses to run; there are "responsibilities" to children - and on, and on, and on; and in taking care of all these things they forget the admonition of the Scriptures concerning "Last Things:" that we who "know His will" concerning the "end of the age" are to "prepare ourselves for it" just as Noah did with regard to the Flood (cf. Luke 12:45-47).
The fact is, it was the little, routine "responsibilities of life" that hindered the people of Noah's day from responding to God's warning, and so it is with Christians today:
And just how close we are to the Tribulation Period can be easily measured by the fact that the "Prince that shall Come" (Dan. 9:26) - the RESTITUTOR ORBIS, or the "Restorer of the World," (avrixpu ros) – has already made his appearance on Planet Earth in the person of President Donald Trump.
One has only to peruse the following interrogatives to convince himself of this matter:
The Tribulation Period is detailed in Matthew chapter 24 (see below), and begins with the words, "Take heed that no man deceive you..."
Exactly where we are regarding the "End of the Age" is made abundantly clear by the following chart:
While it's true that most Christian evangelicals give "lip service" to the concept that we are "at the time of the end," deep in their consciousness they harbor the thought:
The mindset of today's Christians is similar to the mindset that often attends a father and mother's thinking during the mother's pregnancy, and for that reason the Bible warns:
(1 Thess. 5:3)AS TRAVAIL UPON A WOMAN WITH CHILD, AND THERE SHALL BE NO ESCAPE."
The signs of her pregnancy were there for both the father and mother to see, but these signs had become so much a part of their lives that they hardly noticed them any longer.
There had been so many false alarms; so much senseless running around -- and so much so that despite the fact that she looked like she was going to explode at the eighth month of her pregnancy, they had become habituated to it all.
AND THEN IT HAPPENED – THE BABY WAS COMING AND THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO TO STOP IT. The baby wasn't going to wait until they got back from their vacation or whatever; until they could get to a hospital. The time was NOW – and there "was no escape." [Please see our article, "Now Is the Time to Do Something; It May Be Too Late Tomorrow." ]
Christians who evince a "ho hum" attitude toward the Prophetic Scriptures – if not in word, then in deed – are prone to babble endlessly on about the "sovereignty of God;" that what will happen will happen; and in the end God will take care of everything. Though they probably would never admit it, what they have done is to surrender themselves to a kind of pseudo-spirituality that makes "FATALISM" a virtue and "CHOICE" a sin - hence to do nothing is "saintly," and "to act" betrays a "rashness" that is not only carnal, but "ungodly" and "untrusting."
But this is pure nonsense! Fatalism is nothing more than AN EXCUSE FOR INACTION, a pathetic reason for Christians to avoid uncomfortable choices and to put off hard decisions that might inconveniently impact the way they live and cause their friends and loved ones to disassociate themselves from them.
The sobering fact of the matter is, when Christians "buy into" this kind of mindset - purposefully or perhaps unconsciously and willy-nilly - they have submitted themselves to the "PROCESS" of a SLAUGHTERHOUSE, like -
Most American Christians are like people standing in the middle of a raging river, the current of which is growing in strength minute-by-minute, and hour-by-hour; one mile down from where they are standing is a great waterfall, and if they lose their footing and are unable to make it to shore, they will surely be swept over the falls to their death.
Sadly, most American Christians have already lost their footing and have been swept away; these are those who have unwisely bought into the effort to save America for "Christ and the church," forgetting what Christ said about the world and the nations of this world:
"MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight ... but ... my kingdom [is] not from hence." (John 18:36) [Please see Part 5 of Chapter VIII of the New Antipas Papers, "THE WORLD." ]
Such Christians have utterly apostatized themselves and are now advising their fellow Christians to just "let go" and trust themselves to the current that is now so prevalent in today's church - which is to say to join other Christians in support of President Trump. "Think of this current as the will of God, our friends tell us. Just abandon yourself to it. Just 'go with the flow'."
"Go with the flow?" – a flow in support of an amoral candidate like President Trump who brags about "grabbing women by their pussies." This was not so-called "locker room talk;" it was a man bragging about sexually assaulting women.
Back when George H.W. Bush was US President, Trump spoke to Esquire magazine about the media:
"You know, it doesn't really matter what [they] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
In an interview with New York Magazine, Trump uttered this charming phrase about women: '
"You have to treat 'em like a whore."
And again He said:
Nonetheless, Jerry Falwell, Jr. has celebrated Trump as a "dream president" and Franklin Graham said "God's hand intervened to elect him." Why would evangelicals who claim to stand for family values so uncritically support a thrice-married man. Nonetheless, eighty percent of the evangelical community (which makes up one half of Trump's voter base) have tied themselves irrevocable to President Trump.
THE LUNACY THAT THESE EVANGELICAL LEADERS ARE DEMONSTRATING BY THEIR SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP REVEALS THE APOSTATE COURSE (RIVER) THAT IS NOW FLOWING IN THE CHURCH.
The Bible speaks of this current as the - "COURSE [CURRENT] OF THIS WORLD" -
Sadly, if one is caught up in this current, he will be swept into the depths of hell. Why? – because, as the verse suggests, the power fueling this fast-flowing current is -
Concerning the all-encompassing power of this flow in American Christendom today, the Bible says:
What that is suggesting is that most American Christians will reveal themselves to be "APOSTATES" when the "man of sin" (ie., the antiChrist) is at last revealed. And isn't that exactly what Americans have done in embracing President Trump?
The list of those who are at the head of the American church and who are leading Christians into APOSTASY reads like a "Who's Who" of American pastors and leaders including such Christian "luminaries" as Joel Osteen, Pastor Robert Jeffess, Charles Stanley, the late D. James Kennedy, Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner, Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, the late Oral Roberts, Richard Roberts, Pat Robertson, the late Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson, Jack Hayford, David Yonggi Cho [yes, even Cho who isn't an American, but a Korean], Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, Reuven Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, John Eckhardt, Bobbie Byerly, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson, James Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, Claudio Freidzon, Roger Mitchell, Ted Haggart, Paul Cain, Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Kingsley Fletcher, Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble, ad infinitum.
Needless to say, those dear Christians who take a stand against the alliance that these apostates have made with Trump – and by doing so making themselves enemies of those leaders listed above) will pay a very heavy price.
Jesus warned His disciples:
But for those servants who dare to speak out against today's apostate church and the alliance it has made with President Trump, the Bible says:
We ask you to bear in mind what the Apostle Paul told those who followed him; that if we have blessed you with SPIRITUAL gifts, is it too much to ask that you would reciprocate with FINANCIAL gifts? We especially need your support as a result of my wife's perilous condition in connection with her failing heart; also my failing health as a result of an unexplained and bizarre illness which placed me into a coma for nine days last year. I truly believe that this was an attack on me by Satan; I was rescued only by the direct intervention of God so that I could continue to warn Christians concerning the "end of days" and the appearance of Trump as the antiChrist.
In His love,
WE URGE YOU TO TAKE A STAND AND PUBLICALLY WITNESS AGAINST THE CHURCH'S ALMOST UNREASONING SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP. [PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE, "TRUMP AS THE ANTI-CHRIST."]
SPEAK OUT (ie., WITNESS) AGAINST THE DECEPTION OF THE FALSE PROPHETS OF TODAY'S CHURCH LIKE JOHN HAGEE.
The WHITE ROSE SOCIETY was a group formed by students Hans and Sophie Scholl and a band of Christian friends and professors. Their common goal was to stand against the Nazi regime that was terrorizing their country in the early 1940's, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO DECLARE THAT CHRIST WAS THE SUPREME POWER AND NOT ADOLPH HITLER. They secretly wrote and printed leaflets behind a church organ. They would then take as many as 2000 of them at a time and randomly distribute this bold writing in cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Vienna, Frieburg, Saarbreuken and Mannheim. As a result of taking part in these activities, seven of its members were executed between February 1943 and October 1944.
THE QUESTION HERE, AS IT WAS FOR SOPHIE AND HANS SCHOLL IS THIS: DO YOU FEAR MORE THE WRATH OF MAN OR THE WRATH OF GOD??
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We ask you to bear in mind what the Apostle Paul told those who followed him; that if we have blessed you with SPIRITUAL gifts, is it too much to ask that you would reciprocate with FINANCIAL gifts.
Shearer is a graduate of the University of California where he earned a Bachelor's degree (1964) and a Master's degree (1967) in history (Davis and Berkeley). He also attended the United States Defense Language Institute in Monterey where he studied German. He served as an intelligence officer in Europe; in Asia he served with the 525th Intelligence Group, Special Operations Branch, and at the Phoenix School at Vung Tau (SEA). In addition, he served as executive officer for the Sacramento field office of the 515th Counter Intelligence (CI) Group in Sacramento and later as executive officer for 515th CI Group's Regional Office in San Francisco. Shearer held Top Secret, Special Intelligence, Codeword security, Eyes Only clearances; also Cosmic, NATO and Atomic clearances.