In various places and in diverse ways the Scriptures warn about the dangers that will encompass the saints of God at the end of the age – and so much so that the –
"... very elect [shall be] DECEIVED" (Mat. 24:24).
The very elect? – this means YOU!
There are, of course, many who believe that it is not possible for the "elect" to be deceived; as a result, the words "If possible" have been inserted in some versions of the Bible - words that do not appear in the original Greek; however, IF it's not possible for the "elect" to be deceived, why did Christ give this warning? – a warning that is clearly directed at the saints of God. And more than that, why did Christ buttress this warning in the following verses? -
"For many shall come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and shall DECEIVE many ..." (Luke 21:8)
"And many false prophets shall arise, and shall DECEIVE many." (Matthew 24:11)
The spiritual milieu surrounding these verses make it very plain that the ones being DECEIVED are Christians if only because unbelievers are not looking for Christ; they are in fact NON-believers.
Then there is the warning from the Apostle Paul in II Cor. 11:13-15:
"For such are false apostles, DECEITFULworkers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works." (II Cor. 11:13-15)
One must question the purpose of these warnings about a coming DECEPTION if the group addressed cannot be deceived. The somber truth is, these warnings clearly imply that there is a potential for failure on the part of Christians. [Please see our article, "The Great Deception." ]
That failure is nowhere made more obvious than when Christians embrace HATRED against their enemies. Jesus said,
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for God maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:43-45)
But embracing HATRED is exactly what Christians are doing as they have joined themselves to Trump's extremely UGLY Manichean stratagem that uses HATE as its motivating force; it is a stratagem that cloaks Trump in the garb of Christianity and labels those who oppose him as "ENEMIES OF CHRIST" and the "AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE," obviously, such Christians have ipso facto "bought into" the belief that we are called to HATE our enemies.
Christians who have embraced this stratagem have been horribly deceived; as a result, they have put their salvation in grave jeopardy.
In Germany, the "TARGETED PEOPLE" that Hitler used to elicit the HATRED that he needed to expand his base of supporters were (1) the communists, (2) trade unionists, (3) homosexuals, (4) Slavs, (5) gypsies, (6) anti-Christian "secularists," etc. BUT MOST OF ALL IT WAS THE JEWS; they became the "fated group" that "good" Germans were taught to hate; an "ENEMY ABSOLUTE" that lived among the German people and supposedly threatened their very existence; an enemy that justified the creation of a POLICE STATE. [Please see our article, "A Warning to the Jews of America." ]
THE HATRED THAT WAS POURED OUT UPON THE JEWS BY THE GERMAN PEOPLE GIVES SOME EVIDENCE AS TO JUST HOW FAR THIS HATRED WAS PREPARED TO EXTEND ITSELF – EVEN TO THE OVENS OF AUSCHWITZ.
Whether Christians in America are prepared to admit it or not, the crusade to "return America to Christ and the church" which President Trump is leading is very similar to the crusade that Hitler used in Germany to elicit Christian support for his "Thousand Year Reich" (Das 1000 jährige Reich).
"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)
The specific TARGETS that Trump is using to elicit the hatred of American Christians against his opponents includes, but is not limited to, the following targets:
And just how deceived American Christians are today is made evident by just how stark the Bible describes the character of the antiChrist and the penchant of Christians in America to ignore Trump's real character: he is described in the Bible as a –
And it is not just ideas that Trump has called Christians to hate, but specific personalities as well - such as Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Bernie Sanders, and the increasing numbers of blacks such as Micah Xavier Johnson --- who ambushed Dallas police officers during a peaceful protest against police brutality, killing five officers and wounding nine others --– and Gavin Eugene Long who shot six officers, killing three, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
And then there are socialists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who sent Joe Crowley, the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House, to his early retirement who have earned Trump's invective. Ocasio-Cortez is an unvarnished leftist who hates Jews and claims that Hamas is a humanist organization.
Ocasio-Cortez calls for single-payer healthcare, abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and free college for all. Forget about the underlying arithmetic and how to pay for all of it, which either requires sky-high taxation or flat-out sorcery. According to Lloyd Green, the Democratic party has embraced a cultural manifesto that demands open borders for an illegal tidal wave of non-whites who will end white domination of the United States, and demands for one "ginormous nausea-inducing free lunch."
"You can also place a good bet that come 2020, Ocasio-Cortez will be the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention."
Moreover, opposition to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) no longer comes merely from the radical left, but from the "center of the Democratic Party itself." For example, Vice President Mike Pence pointed out that "a leading candidate for governor of New York has called this agency a 'TERRORIST ORGANIZATION'." He was referring to New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon.
Pence went on to say that -
"The American people have a right to their opinions, but these spurious attacks on ICE by our political leaders must stop. The type of language that's being used to describe the men and women in this agency and the work that you do every day is unacceptable."
As if to add an exclamation mark to what Pence said, the New York Times editorial board is calling on Democrats to use mafia tactics from The Godfather to stop President Trump from filling the new Supreme Court vacancy. Using language that appears to not only condone violence, but to encourage it, the editorial board writes:
"Barring some unforeseen development, the president will lock in a 5-to-4 conservative majority, shifting the court solidly to the right for a generation. This is all the more reason for Democrats and progressives to take a page from 'The Godfather' and go to the mattresses on this issue."
The term "going to the mattresses" means going to war.
The leftist-leaning, anti-white, anti-male rhetoric of the Democratic Party is causing many who here-to-for Democrats to abandon the party and support Trump. This particular movement began with a video posted on social media by Brandon Straka. The video opens with Brandon Straka talking about how he used to be a liberal. Over five million people on Facebook and YouTube have seen the groundbreaking video showing a "very handsome gay man" who describes his awakening to the inanities of liberalism and the Democratic Party. The video begins with Straka saying,
"Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal."
And in the ensuing minutes, he explains why he no longer is a liberal, and why the liberal mindset no longer suits him.
"I reject a system which allows an ambitious, misinformed and dogmatic mob to suppress free speech, create false narratives, and apathetically steamroll over the truth,
"I reject hate. These are the reasons why I became a liberal. And these are the same reasons why I am now walking away."
According to the left-leaning Epoch Times, Straka has been especially successful because he not the sort of person typically associated with conservativism.
The young conservative journalist C. J. Pearson, for instance, has given the movement a significant push by highlighting the Democratic Party's racist past.
Pearson tweeted June 30th,
"The Democratic Party is the party of slavery. The party of Jim Crow. The party of segregation. The party of the KKK.
"Democrats walked away from black folks long ago. Now, it's our time to #WalkAway."
It is enough to search for the hashtag #WalkAway. The movement has taken off like a wildfire, spawning an entire cottage industry of personal testimonials and "conversion" stories of how people have awakened to the false promises of liberalism.
Some Democrats are still expecting a "blue wave" come November; but if social media is any indication, there seems to have been a sea change.
Newt Gingrich writes that the Democrats have being doing everything they can to mask President Trump's achievements; for example,
Americans are beginning to conclude that their lives are getting better, and that President Trump and Republican leadership are a part of that phenomenon.
The result has been a collapse of the Democratic advantage in the generic ballot from a double-digit lead in December to some polls that now show Republicans on top. This is an enormous shift.
These are numbers that are BEWITCHING American Christians everywhere and convincing them to join the Trump bandwagon.
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??
Finally, we urge you to download our flyers and pass them out; nail them to trees, lamp-posts; place them on cars, in windows; hand them to your neighbors and friends, etc. Download flyers to be passed out to friends and neighbors and pinned on trees, in windows, on church bulletin boards, etc.
In the light of all that's been happening recently - and we speak here of the Trump presidency, Islamic terrorism, the new anti-Semitism directed against both Jews and the Jewish state (Israel), the growing storm clouds over the Middle east which are harbingers of the coming Gog / Magog War, and that my wife and I can recover fully from our illnesses so that the work of the ministry can continue with vigor. In connection with the work of the ministry, we DESPERATELY need your financial help if we are to continue on with the work God has given us. The help you send will not accrue to any single individual, but will be directed to the effort of the ministry to bring TRUTH to you that you cannot receive anywhere else.
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.