YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
WARN ME AGAIN ABOUT THE
DANGER OF DOING NOTHING
By: S.R. Shearer
August 9, 2012
STOP - You're not going to
warn me again
about refusing to choose a radical solution to deal
with the so-called danger I'm in, are you?
We at Antipas HQ are, according
to current government statistics, now members of America's
ultra-poor, and for that reason we no longer have direct
access to the internet: it's just too expensive for us,
especially in light of the expense we must bear to keep
our website "on the air." Our access is now limited to
occasional visits to Starbuck's for coffee where they
have wi-fi access for their customers. (Perhaps
it is the Lord's will that if we are going to press the
case for the poor, we should suffer as the poor.)
For that reason, we will
be unable to answer your emails in a very timely fashion;
so if we don't get back to you right away, please bear
with us; we will eventually do so.
Insofar as our descent
into poverty, all we can do is agree with the Prophet
the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit
be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail,
and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall
be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd
in the stalls:
will REJOICE in the LORD, I will JOY in
the God of my salvation." (Habakkuk 3:17-18)
apostate union of the church with the American New World
I never quit being dumbfounded and shocked by those Christians
who - while understanding the nature and character of the American
New World Order System, and who appreciate the HORROR
of the alliance the church (so-called) has made with that system
- underestimate the personal danger they are in, and
I speak here not so much concerning physical danger, but the
danger that in time they will be spiritually compromised.
[Please see our article, "Capitalism
and Christianity;" please also see our article,
"Inside the American New World
That is very evidently what concerns the Author of the Revelation
when we are told to "Come out of Babylon" (U.S.A.) -
"... THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS ..."
(Rev. 18:4b) [Please see Part 1 of Chapter XII of the New
Antipas Papers, "In
Search of Babylon."]
You don't see what we're talking about here? You really don't
see it? Well, all I can say then, is if you don't, it's because
you have PURPOSEFULLY chosen NOT to see it.
The truth is, the force of DECEPTION has now broken out
of the "meeting halls" of the super-church, and has
poured out into the streets. The apostate power of people such
as Paul Crouch, Jack Hayford, Charles Stanley, D. James Kennedy,
Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter
Wagner, Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth
Hagin, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Chuck Colson,
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, ad nauseum
has morphed into "street power;" it is no longer confined
to the pulpit. [Please see our article, "Hardening
Our Hearts: Becoming Prisoners of a Pathology of Hate"
and "Teaching American Christians
to Hate: Beginning a Crusade against the Gay and Lesbian Community."]
Search of Babylon
Just because you do not "attend church" on Sundays
does not mean you have escaped the power of Religious Babylon:
it is slowly tightening its grip on the nation, and it is infusing
itself into the nation's political and even its military institutions.
[Please see our articles, "Crossing
the Rubicon" and "Co-Opting
the Anger of the People;" please also see "The
Coming Bubba Revolution."]
The truth is, the force of DECEPTION
has now broken out of the "meeting halls" of the super-church,
and has poured out into the streets.
The fact of the matter is, just as the life (so to speak) of
the Nazi state became so intertwined and twisted together with
the lives of Germany's individual citizens that it became impossible
to function any longer as a human being in Germany without at
the same time being involved intimately with the crimes of that
nation - SO NOW IT IS FAST BECOMING
IMPOSSIBLE TO FUNCTION ANY LONGER AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE UNITED
STATES WITHOUT BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WICKEDNESS THIS
COUNTRY IS VISITING ON THE REST OF THE WORLD, AS WELL (AT LEAST
INSOFAR AS CHRISTIANS ARE CONCERNED) AS BECOMING INVOLVED WITH
THE APOSTASY OF THE SUPER CHURCH THAT IS DRIVING IT.
The fact of the matter is, just as the
life (so to speak) of the Nazi state became so intertwined
and twisted together with the lives of Germany's individual
citizens that it became impossible to function any longer
as a human being in Germany without at the same time
being involved intimately with the crimes of that nation
- SO NOW IT IS FAST BECOMING IMPOSSIBLE TO FUNCTION
ANY LONGER AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT
BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WICKEDNESS THIS COUNTRY
IS VISITING ON THE REST OF THE WORLD, AS WELL (AT LEAST
INSOFAR AS CHRISTIANS ARE CONCERNED) AS BECOMING INVOLVED
WITH THE APOSTASY OF THE SUPER CHURCH THAT IS DRIVING
IT'S ALL HAPPENED BEFORE ...
Milton Mayer, a well-known essayist, described a similar escalation
of control seventy years ago in the gathering storm of German
fascism. He interviewed a German philologist who described the
process in terms that might sound familiar:
"What happened was the gradual habituation of the people,
little by little, to be governed by surprise, to receiving
decisions deliberated in secret; to believe that the situation
was so complicated that the government had to act on information
which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that,
even if people could understand it, it could not be released
because of national security ...
"The separation of government from the people, this widening
gap, took place so gradually and insensibly, each step disguised
(perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency
measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with
real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real
reforms too) so occupied the people that they did not see
the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government
growing remoter and remoter ...
"Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained
or, on occasion, 'regretted' that, unless one were to detach
from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood
what the whole thing was in principle, what all these 'little
measures' that no 'patriotic German' could resist must some
day lead to, ONE NO MORE SAW IT DEVELOPING FROM DAY TO
DAY THAN A FARMER IN HIS FIELD SEES THE CORN GROWING ...
ONE NO MORE
SAW IT DEVELOPING FROM DAY TO DAY THAN A FARMER IN HIS
FIELD SEES THE CORN GROWING ...
"Believe me this is true. Each act, each occasion is
worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait
for the next and the next. You wait for one shocking occasion,
THINKING THAT OTHER PEOPLE, WHEN SUCH A SHOCK COMES, WILL
JOIN YOU IN RESISTING SOMEHOW ...
"Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. You see what
you are, what you have done, or, more accurately, WHAT
YOU HAVEN'T DONE (for that was all that was required
of most of us: that we did nothing) ... You remember everything
now, and your heart breaks. Too
THE LORD DELAYETH HIS COMING
Still, people remain caught up in their own private Idahos;
in their own unique circumstances. They are hopelessly entangled
in the "here and now" – and they are comforted by the
thought that the Lord seems to be delaying His coming; a thought
that gives them license to put off till tomorrow the kind of
radicalism that is necessary to extricate themselves from the
danger the Bible says is gathering around them.
They refuse to give any real credence to the Bible's warning:
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing
that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;
in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise,
and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also
and the works that are therein shall be burned up." (2 Peter
- or any credence to the Bible's even more somber words:
"But if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his
coming; and shall begin ... to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
"The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and
will cut him in sunder, and will
appoint him his portion with the unbelievers."
NO WAY TO GET THROUGH TO PEOPLE ...
All these warnings fall on deaf ears; there seems to be no
way to get through to people; to convince them that NOW
is the time for action, not tomorrow, nor the next day,
nor the day after that. Most Christians today seem to be helpless
prisoners of the "here and now," and though from time
to time they may be excited by a particular calamity that augurs
for the "end of the age," once the commotion of the
event dies down, they tend to gravitate back to their old habits
of doing things and their old ways of thinking.
As a result, despite the fact that they realize how hopelessly
apostate today's Christianity is, and how inextricably bound
the church is to the American New World Order System, they are
transfixed by what they perceive to be the more pressing "responsibilities"
of life: there are payments to be made on visa and mastercards,
mortgages to be met, businesses to run; there are "responsibilities"
to children and aged parents - 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).
"For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that
Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming
of the Son of man be." (Matt. 24:37-39)
in this context it is not as if I have been "off target"
insofar as my warnings are concerned: I warned early on
of the mortgage meltdown in my 1998 article, "Ponzi
Schemes, the Investment Craze and the End of Days;"
the derivatives crisis in my 1999 article, "It's
Later than We Think;" the present Middle East Crisis
in my 2002 article, "Radical
I elucidated long ago in article after article the
meaning of Revelation 6:6 – the relentless grinding
down into poverty for most folks as the end of the age
draws near, and the isolation and hopelessness this process
engenders – the list goes on and on; and
many of my friends who refused to listen to me then are
suffering now the consequences as they face foreclosure
on their homes and the many other horrors that poverty
and isolation engender. [Please see my article, "The
Background for the End of the Age: Rich verses Poor."]
All this to say nothing of my many colleagues who
failed to heed my warning about the danger that they could
be compromised and have by now succumbed to the comfortable
blandishments of fatalism – i.e., that they are
nothing more than a leaf in a river that is flowing down
to the sea, and that somehow God will take care of them
and everything will turn out okay. But fatalism is nothing
more than AN EXCUSE FOR INACTION,
a pathetic reason for Christians to avoid uncomfortable
choices and put off hard decisions that might inconveniently
impact the way they live. Fatalism is a dissimulation
- a hypocrisy that allows Christians to cheat insofar
as their responsibility to God is concerned.
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:
"But as the days of Noe [Noah] were, so shall also the
coming of the Son of man be.
"For as in the days that were before the flood they
were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
"And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of
the Son of man be." (Matt. 24:37-39)
IN THE LIGHT OF ALL THIS ...
In the light of all this, I feel compelled to confront YOU
– yes, YOU
- with this question: What will YOU
do with regard to the crisis of the "End of Days?"
Menachem Begin, the former Prime Minister of Israel, faced
a similar crisis in his life and in the life of the Jewish People
in the early 1940s. The crisis he faced had to do with whether
or not he should wait for the end of World War II and the plodding
negotiations of Jewish "mainline moderates" like Dr.
Chaim Weizmann and the World Zionist Organization to press the
British Mandate Authority to facilitate Jewish immigration to
Palestine (all this in addition to having to rely on the maddening
timidity of the mainline Jewish defense organization - the Haganah
- to secure their safety in Palestine), OR whether
he should join up with the radicals, Vladimir Jabotinsky and
the Irgun Zvai Leumi - and hang the "niceties of
He finally chose Jabotinsky and the Irgun! - and he
never looked back.
Years later, in remarking on the single-mindedness of the organization
he finally joined (i.e., the Irgun) he said: "In
times like those, there was no greater force than people who
- had the ability to see beyond the concerns of daily
life, despite the sometimes very pressing nature of those
- who possessed the capacity for self-sacrifice,
- who were willing to do something!"
Begin believed that the rest didn't matter! And so it is with
us today, the rest doesn't matter! - one's natural talent, one's
standing within the church, one's ability to speak, one's wealth,
one's education, one's personality, the number of mistakes one
has made in his or her life, one's age, one's sex, etc. - all
of that is inconsequential in comparison.
ALTHOUGH I HAVE BEEN
Christian does not go to bed one night in fidelity to
the Scriptures and wake up in the morning a full-blown
compromiser. If compromise is going to happen, it will
happen over time. The first step of compromise is the
hardest. Who hasn't faced the choice to remain true
to biblical principles or to take the easy road of compromise?
The Spirit of God pricks our consciences when we face
those choices. You know the voice; Scripture comes to
mind, and if we listen, it protects us from making wrong
choices. If we have taken that first step of compromise,
subsequent steps become easier to take. The term "slippery
slope" is a very good way to describe the road to compromise
and modernism. Set one foot on the slope of compromise,
and you'll find the rest of the downhill slide quick
-- Lou Martuneac
SINGULARLY UNSUCCESFUL ...
And so it is that while I have been singularly unsuccessful
in getting anyone to listen to me, I will persist in searching
for the kind of people who joined themselves to Vladimir Jabotinsky
and the Irgun; for the kind of people who possess vision
and the capacity for self-sacrifice.
And in doing so warning them not to listen to those dear Christian
brothers and sisters who claim to see what they (you) see, but
who caution "moderation." Those who do so are usually
people who have a stake in the status quo; in other words,
there's a reason behind their so-called "moderation"
- they probably have a lot more to lose than you do. The fact
of the matter is, not many rich, not many successful, not many
"high church officials" will abandon "moderation"
- they have too much to lose. This is why Jesus said,
"... It is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
kingdom of God" (Matt. 19:24)
and why Paul said,
"For ye see your calling, brethren, how
that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not
many noble, are called ..." (1 Cor. 1:26).
THE DANGER OF MODERATION
Mostly, those who caution "moderation" are people
who - while they might see objectively what you're talking about
and who might even find it stimulating to sit in the safety
of their living rooms for hours on end discussing this or that
"end-times scenario" - will go ballistic if you actually
suggest doing something about it, like, at the very least,
leaving the "comfort" (so-called) of one's own home and moving
together for mutual support and to have a face-to-face church-life
in these difficult times.
That's when the "moderates" panic! That's when people
get labeled a "Jim Jones," a "Branch Davidian,"
a reckless and irresponsible radical, an "Unloving
Person." But look beyond the labels and you might
see something else at work here! - a selfish effort by the "moderates"
to shame you into silence and inaction. Why? - because if such
thinking were to really catch on, they would be shown to be
what they really are: spiritual
cowards who have too much at stake in this world
and in the status quo of today's church to get involved
- whether it be pastors who have their reputations and pay checks
to guard, ministry leaders who depend on "compromised"
sources of income, wives who have their "nests" to
protect from the "irresponsibility" of a husband who
has hit the "nut circuit," Christian business people
and professionals who have their "social standing"
to protect- and in order to hide that fact, they are willing
to stop at nothing to put the "radicals" to an open
"Moderates" are the people who – like my twin
brother - are given to writing time-consuming memoranda, holding
"bigwig" conferences, "reasoning" with the
opposition, discussing things endlessly - and not for the purpose
of finding out the truth, but of "buying time" and "confusing
the issue" - "Did so and so really say such and such?
I don't care whether a thousand witnesses heard him. Let's find
out what really happened." The object here, of course, is
not to get to the bottom of what happened - after all, if a thousand
witnesses won't suffice, nothing will. The real object is to
get everything so tied up in red tape that by the time it's all
"sorted out," the main issues have been forgotten and
the whole thing blown over. [Please see our article, "Courteous
Guides on the Road to Hell" and "The
Brother Shall Be Divided against the Brother for the Sake of the
Word of God."]
Naturally enough, in suggesting we coordinate
more closely - and possibly moving together so that we
can mutually support one another in the danger we face
- I am accused of wanting to start a cult like the Branch
To the "moderates," we would simply say this, What
does one do with people who purposefully are leading the church
into apostasy - reason with them? What's there to reason about?
These people know what they're doing! - and you are not the
first to question them on these matters. They've heard all the
arguments before. What value is there in meeting with such people?
What does one say to a Paul Crouch, for example, when he says
that those who are standing against the church's movement into
the political sphere to "save America for Christ and the church"
should be shot? Discuss with him the kind of gun that is best
for such a purpose? Negotiate with him over the ammunition that
should be used? What utter nonsense!" - after all, what's
at stake here is the church's soul!
Paul and Jan Crouch
There is nothing to negotiate about! And if those you love
in the church refuse to go along, and you think to stay for
their sake, be assured, you'll accomplish nothing - you're "going"
will accomplish more than your "staying" ever could
by showing them by deeds rather than words how serious matters
really are. Remember, what's at stake here is eternity! - YOUR
eternity! Don't be fooled, there is
NOTHING you can do any longer to help the "Established
While we admit that embracing radicalism is easy to suggest,
but difficult to do - still, if we can't do it, then we have
no right to call ourselves "Christian." Isn't that
what Jesus meant when He said,
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I
came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set
a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against
her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in
law. AND A MAN'S FOES SHALL BE THEY OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD
. He that loveth father or mother more than me IS
NOT WORTHY OF ME: and he that loveth son or daughter
more than me IS NOT WORTHY OF ME. And he that
taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy
of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that
loseth his life for my sake shall find it." (Matt. 10:34-39)
AND SO ...
And so, at the risk of sounding somewhat depressed about things,
I continue in my very lonely vigil – wondering with the
"Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of
the LORD revealed?" (Isaiah 53:1)
Still - I take comfort in the words of the prophet Habakkuk,
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall
fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall
fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall
be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd
in the stalls:
"Yet I will REJOICE in the
LORD, I will JOY
in the God of my salvation." (Habakkuk 3:17-18)
God bless you all!
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