How Great the Darkness

Think America has sunk as morally low as she can go with the legalization of sodomite marriage? Think again. It is one thing for secular society to embrace spiritual darkness and spread it through the laws of the land. It is something entirely different for churches to embrace spiritual darkness and spread it through the pulpits. How great is that darkness for it is a darkness that claims spiritual authority not just manmade authority. It is the darkness of Hell where unseen demonic beings whisper into the ears of fallen man the lies he craves to believe because these lies tell him he is god. Once that lie is believed man is ready to be consumed by Satan and his demonic horde. The Bible doesn’t say for no purpose…

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

Think of it this way. Lies are like a demonic meat tenderizer for your soul. The more lies you believe the more palatable to Satan and his minions you become. And his most accomplished “chefs” are false teachers, preachers, and prophets for they live in deep darkness. And I’m going to introduce you to one of these demonic “chefs” and some of those whom he is feeding his lies. It helps explain why we are witnessing the most divisive election in America’s history.

Be Strong and Courageous

About 3 years ago I gave a sermon entitled “Be Strong and Courageous”. Given the current political and moral turmoil our nation is now facing I want to share this sermon again.
After God had miraculously brought Israel out of Egypt where they had been slaves for 400 years He brought them to the edge of Canaan, the land He had promised to give them as their home. But because of fear and unbelief kept them out of their new home. They could not overcome their enemies.

Forty years later after that generation of Israelites had died, God brought them back to the border of Canaan to face their enemies again. Joshua was now their commander. As God prepared him and the Israelites for battle He said…

“After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, ‘Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go” (Joshua 1:1-7 ESV).

Canaan was occupied by idolaters. It was full of vile and wicked and evil people, people who practiced sexual immorality of all kinds and human sacrifice to the demons they worshipped. Also, the land was full of giants and walled, fortified cities. On a natural level there was every reason to be fearful, but the war that was to shortly begin would be won, not by military strength alone, but by the hand of God. Fear had no place in this war.

Today, America has become “Canaan”. It is a land full of idolaters. It is full of vile and wicked and evil people who practice sexual immorality and human sacrifice to the demons they worship. Also, it is full of giants and walled, fortified cities – government officials who possess (or have unlawfully taken) power and authority unto themselves pass immoral laws and judges who will fine and/or imprison anyone, Christians particularly, that dares take a stand for righteousness.

The result in America: Fear.

Almost every day someone I meet expresses dismay, and not just dismay, but dread and fear, at America’ political and moral landscape.

Rampant and deadly corruption are part and parcel of Obama and his administration. Judges rule and legislate from the bench, effectively turning America in a judicial oligarchy, bypassing or overruling gutless Senators and Congressmen who are more concerned about getting re-elected and living off the government – our tax dollars, than standing in the gap between the citizens of this country and a government seeking to enslave us.

People now live in fear that Hillary Clinton will be elected President; people now live in fear Donald Trump will be elected President. People now live in fear the government will confiscate their guns. People now live in fear of a national debt that will bankrupt this country and precipitate a financial crisis on a scale greater than the Great Depression in the 1930’s. People now live in fear that radical Islamic savages that kill in the name of a blood-thirsty idol they call Allah will continue to strike America as an impotent government stands helplessly by, unable or unwilling to destroy this enemy. And all of these possibilities are real. But we have no one to blame to ourselves.

Why is all this happening? Why are our leaders and judges masters of deception rather than paragons of virtue? Why is America facing financial ruin? Why is America facing possible military defeat at the hands of zealots that are the epitome of evil, evil on a scale greater that Hitler and the Nazis? Why do millions of babies continue to be slaughtered in abortion mills and their body parts traded and bartered for as so much merchandize? Why is sexual perversion of the vilest sorts becoming the new normal?

Because as a nation America no longer fear’s God.

As a result our nation has enacted vile, immoral laws that appeal to the lust of the flesh and laws that celebrate sexual perversion. America funds organizations that are depraved, organizations such as Planned Parenthood and StemExpress that reduce human beings, tiny babies, to a commodity valuable only in so far as their body parts can be harvested for use in experiments, the remainder of the baby to be discarded as medical waste.

Even worse so-called Christians are willfully biblically illiterate and happily are fed lies from the pulpits of denominations that have entered deep apostasy, denominations such as the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of North America (to name just two of the worst apostate churches).

The fear that we are experiencing as a nation and as individuals is because we have turned from God. As a individuals we have formed a more imperfect union by voting into political office vile, immoral persons giving them the legal authority (or illegal authority as Obama and Hilary are perfect examples of) to strip us of us our unalienable, God-given rights. Make no mistake, we will be held accountable by God for who we vote for, for freely electing leaders that advance and promote sin.

And what is to be the response from Christians? Are we to fear these godless leaders and judges and pastors? No! We are to be strong and courageous.

As Christians we are to face these evils with the knowledge that God is in control. God is not in Heaven pacing back and forth, wringing His hands in fear that Hillary (or Donald) will be the next President of the United States. God is not in Heaven worried about who will be put on the Supreme Court. Nor are we to live in fear of such things. Rather, we are called to fight. But the fight isn’t to begin in the political arena. That’s where Satan wants us to focus our attention, not God.

I don’t mean to imply we shouldn’t vote or stand up against ungodly leaders and laws. Indeed, we have an obligation to vote for those individuals whose values reflect biblical values and clearly speak out against those who don’t. What I do mean to imply is that our fight is to begin in the churches, in the Body of Christ, in the household of God. Peter clearly warns us…
“It is time for judgment to begin at the household of God” (1 Peter 4:17 ESV).

Folks, unless we as Christians return to the Bible, return to the Truth as revealed to us in it, call out false religious teachers and preacher, denounce denominations such as the Episcopal Church or the Evangelical Lutheran Church of North America that have become congregations of Satan we will not win this war. Paul clearly tells us, speaking to Christians…

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:10-13 ESV).

Brothers and sisters in Christ, cleanse your hearts, put on the armor of God. When we do this it will be Satan and his minions that will live with fear. And rightly so for when God’s people take a stand for righteousness in the strength and power of Jesus Christ no politician, no government will be able to overcome us.
Remember the words of Paul…

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.” (Philippians 1:27-28 ESV).

Gender Wars

Satan is the commander of the Gender Wars and these wars have been focused upon the destruction of traditional marriage since Adam and Eve were wed by God in the Garden of Eden. Satan hates traditional marriage and is doing everything in his power to destroy it. And he’s fighting these wars on two fronts.

The main front of the Gender Wars in the last 50 years has been to normalize the homosexual lifestyle. In the last 10 – 20 a new front has been opened up by Satan – the normalization of transgenderism.

Does that sound crazy? Allow me to quote a couple of excerpts from the sermon. Then if yoou want a CD of the sermon all you need to do is ask for one. They are free and I will not ask you for money.

“First, Satan, by approaching Eve rather than Adam, (in the Garden of Eden) was subtly disrespecting and attempting to disrupt the headship/submission structure of the family as created by God…

“Second, I believe Satan purposefully chose to approach Eve when Adam was near to see if he would step and be the man, the husband, God created him to be by protecting her from the lies he was going to tell Eve to get her to eat of the forbidden fruit. He was going to see if Adam would step in and speak the truth to Eve by reminding her what God had actually said about feeding the fruit. Satan was testing Adam as much as he was Eve.” Terry L. Brown – Gender Wars

The Gender Wars began in the Garden of Eden with Satan’s attempt to distort and even destroy the headship/submission roles within the marriage covenant as created by God in the very beginning. And he has been highly successful in doing this in the last 50 years through a group of warriors waving the flag of Radical Feminism.

Thanks to these warriors male and female roles within marriage and the Church have become so blurred that so-called marriage between two males or two females is now legal. Satan’s victories on the homosexual front have been highly effective in weakening traditional marriage. But traditional marriage is still not dead. So, Satan is now moving to not just normalize homosexuality, but to blur maleness and femaleness to the point of androgyny – neither male nor female.

Androgyny may not seem as dangerous a weapon as homosexuality, but it is, and Satan knows it.

“Satan has opened up a second front in the Gender Wars. If two men or two women having the legal right to marry each other wasn’t powerful enough to destroy traditional marriage, Satan is counting on the immoral radiation from so-called same-sex marriage to do so. What is that immoral radiation?

“Androgyny, the blurring and blending of the sexes until the terms male and female are no longer relevant, which is feminism’s (and Satan’s) ultimate goal.” Terry L Brown – Gender Wars

Satan hates maleness and femaleness and has an army who shares this hatred: radical feminists.

“Radical feminism is the spirit behind the Gender Wars and it must be defeated.” Terry L Brown – Gender Wars

Don’t’ believe it? Listen to the sermon “Gender Wars” and you just might change your mind.

Insanity is the New Normal

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27 ESV).

For thousands of years two genders have existed – male and female. That has not changed. Today two genders exist – male and female. What has changed is man’s suicidal eagerness to turn away from the light of this Truth and embrace and celebrate the darkness of the Lie that one can choose one’s gender.

Why is this happening?

Image yourself walking by what looks to be a large estate. You approach the front door and ring the bell. A man opens the door and invites you in. Once inside he introduces himself as Napoleon Bonaparte. You see other people in the vestibule. Your host introduces them to you: Julius Caesar, George Washington, Moses, and Plato.

Where are you? You are in an insane asylum, a place where reality – Truth – is denied and lies are believed. You are in a place where insanity is the normal. You are in a place of darkness, not physical darkness, but mental and spiritual darkness.

And this is where we are now in America. America is essentially a large estate, an estate blessed with beautiful natural wonders from sea to sea and beautiful manmade structures and buildings, an estate built using the Light of Truth – God’s Word – as her foundation. But that Light of Truth is being replaced with the ever-increasing Darkness of Lies as the Prince of Darkness continues to gain footholds in our government.

It is interesting to me that one of the plagues inflicted upon mankind in the Book of Revelation is darkness.

“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness” (Revelation 16:10 ESV).

It is important to understand that among other things the “Beast” is Satan’s human agent and/or agency – a man or government – that wars against the Kingdom of God. And the Beast wars against those of God’s Kingdom by calling good evil and evil good, by calling light darkness and darkness light (Isaiah 5:20), by calling male female and female male.

Something else to understand when reading Revelation is that these plagues, the Seals, the Trumpets, and the Bowls, are not necessarily literal. Thus, this plague of darkness does not have to be literal, nor does it have to be limited to the End Times. These plagues have been a part of this world ever since Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden and that certainly included darkness, spiritual darkness, when man’s spirit died (Genesis 2:17).

Man’s rebellion against God was a rebellion against the Truth, a rebellion against Light resulting in the beginning of the plague of darkness being poured out, at least in part, upon the spirit of man; man’s rebellion was an act of insanity. And with the fall of man earth became an insane asylum, a place where insanity – a disconnect with reality – was the new normal. Evil was the new good, wrong was he new right, and darkness was the new Light.

Now, consider this, it is one thing for people of little influence or earthly power to walk in darkness, to reject the Truth and believe lies, to be insane, but it is an entirely different thing for those who rule over a nation by passing laws, enforcing laws, and judging laws to be insane. But this is exactly what America is experiencing today.

Notice where the bowl containing the plague of darkness quoted above from Revelation is poured.

“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness” (Revelation 16:10 ESV).

A throne represents the place of power and authority. This fifth judgment bowl in Revelation specifically speaks of it being poured out on the throne of the beast. In other words this plague, fully poured out as the time of the end draws near, plunges not just those who have little influence upon the “kingdom” (nation) they live in, but upon those who rule over the kingdom itself. This plague is God’s judgment upon the kingdoms of man who have chosen to accept spiritual insanity as normal by giving them rulers who are more insane than themselves.

When Obama first ran for President in 2008 someone asked me who I thought was going win. I said it depended on God’s mercy. I said if God chose to intensify His judgment upon America for her national sins of abortion and embracing and promoting sexual perversion as normal Obama would win. He won, and he won again in 2012. God had chosen to have the bowl of darkness poured out on the throne of America. Insanity was the new normal at the highest levels of American government.

Obama and those of his administration are literally insane in that they believe evil is good, wrong is right, and lies are Truth.

This is why sexual sin that has been known to be sin, even by unbelievers, since the foundation of the world is now celebrated at the highest levels of the American government as normal. This is why Obama and his administration are not only strong-arming schools into requiring them to allow biological males that self-identify as biological females and biological females that self-identity as biological males to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice as normal, but to demonize all those who recognize this condition as irrational – insane – a departure from reality. How deep must the darkness be that believes such obvious lies.

And it will get worse. America has not experienced total darkness, total insanity yet, but unless we repent as a nation and as individuals and return to the Light of God’s Word – the Truth – even the Light, the Truth we still possess will be snuffed out as insanity becomes the new normal for evil that would shock even the most jaded today.

There is a prophetic verse in the Bible that, though not speaking specifically of America or Obama of course, nevertheless describes exactly what is happening to America today as Obama continues to make insanity the new normal. It speaks of a form of God’s judgment against a nation that has rebelled against Him. What is that judgment?

“For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs” (Zechariah 11:16 ESV).

This is the judgment America is now experiencing. Obama is a shepherd/ruler who is concerned only for himself and recreating America in his image. In October of 2008 just before the election he said…

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

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“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

And he has. No one has been more successful in making insanity the new normal.

Time is running out for America as is witnessed by the character of the rulers/shepherds we have freely placed in power over us and the would-be rulers/shepherds who desire to take their place. Obama is just one of those who walk in the shadow of the Beast.

If we are to return America to greatest we must not be fooled into believing any man (or woman) residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave will be able to do it. Rather, we must return to God; we must heed His Word…

“Hear and give ear; be not proud, for the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the twilight mountains, and while you look for light he turns it into gloom and makes it deep darkness” (Jeremiah 13:15-16 ESV).

Lastly Brothers and Sisters in Christ, do not fear Obama or any other would-be tyrant that seeks to make insanity the new normal. The Lord has a word of warning for them…

“What shepherd can stand before me” (Jeremiah 49:19 ESV).



Target’s decision to come out of the closet with an official statement proudly proclaiming their commitment of allowing persons to use the bathrooms and fitting rooms corresponding with the gender they identify with at that moment rather than the biological sex they were born with (and is listed on their birth certificates) has amped up the rhetoric on this front of the culture wars America is now fighting.

Part of Target’s statement says…

“In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” (Read the entire statement here).

That’s plain and straightforward. No ambiguity. In a world of politicians and businesses that strain themselves to parse words in an attempt to say all things to all people so they can take credit for being politically correct and deny being politically correct at the same time, depending on who their audience is, Target’s forthrightness to proclaim itself a company that proudly embraces immorality is refreshing. As a Christian it made choosing to boycott Target an easy decision.

But not everyone, including Christians, believe boycotting Target is the best decision. One such Christian is Bethany Berreth, the girl’s minister at the Bay Area First Baptist Church in Texas. I don’t know her, but I have no reason to doubt she is a Christian or to doubt she loves Jesus Christ. And in fairness to her she doesn’t tell Christians to not boycott target. She says…

“If you feel so led, sign petitions, call Target, do what you must do to exercise the rights you hold as an American citizen to make your opinion heard.”

She then quotes Colossians 4:5-6…

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

Of course. But gracious speech is not necessarily pleasing speech. It is not necessarily speech that tickles the ear. It is speech that speaks truth and Truth is often described as hate speech by those who have chosen to believe lies. Those who live in darkness hate the light (Truth) and prefer to remain unsalted (preserved by the Truth) because as salt poured on to an open wound stings so Truth “poured” on to a heart wounded with sin “stings”. In fact walking in wisdom, speaking gracious words, being light and salt toward outsiders, got Jesus killed.

Certainly, as Christians we do not want to unnecessarily offend anyone, but neither do we want to remain silent in the face of evil. Truth will always offend someone.

After Berrreth made clear she was not telling Christians to not boycott Target she explained why she would not. She wrote…

“Target has never stated or even pretended to have Christian values and morals at the foundation of their decisions as a company. They have always been a ‘secular’ if you will, company. Why, then, are Christians surprised and angry when such a store holds to standards that are set in direct opposition to God’s ways (not to mention public safety)? Scripture makes it very clear that when we are children of darkness we walk in darkness (Ephesians 4:18-20) and when we are children of light we should choose to walk in the light (Ephesians 5:8). Those who are not of God, and the companies they run, are of the darkness. We shouldn’t expect them to look like those who are of the light. We wouldn’t expect an apple tree to produce oranges, and then rail at it when it failed our expectations. It just wouldn’t make sense. Sure, it’s much more comfortable when a company’s choices don’t step on our morality toes. But at their core, they are no different today than they were in the days, weeks and years before this decision.

“I’ll speak plainly here. It is utterly ridiculous to expect those who are in darkness to display the same characteristics of those who have been saved by the grace and mercy of God and are empowered to walk in light by the Holy Spirit. Not only is it ridiculous, but even if, EVEN IF we could convince them to abide by the principles of light, it is pointless in the face of eternity: they are still without hope and without God in the world. Like I said before, we may feel more comfortable purchasing products from Target when they seem to resemble our values, but that is a false comfort.” — Bethany Berreth (Full blog here).

Unquestionably, unbelievers and “secular” companies have always “walked” in darkness as Berreth points out because they are not saved. They live outside the light of the Holy Spirit. But the darkness they walk in has never been total darkness. Even unsaved man and ‘secular’ companies have walked in partial light since the Fall of man. The Apostle Paul makes that abundantly clear when he says…

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles” (Romans 1:18-23 ESV).

Therefore, unsaved man and secular companies have always walked it at least partial light. So, when Berreth says that it is utterly ridiculous to expect them to exhibit the same characteristics, values, as Believers she is only partially right.

She is right that we should not expect unsaved man or secular companies to live or operate in the light that Yahweh is the only true God as Believers do in accordance to the 1st commandment…

“You shall have no other gods before me (Yahweh)” (Exodus 20:3 ESV);

or to not expect them to live their lives pursuing money or power or fame or pleasure or any other created thing (idols) while Believers place God first in their lives (forsake all idols) in accordance to the 2nd commandment…

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments” (Exodus 20:3-6 ESV);

or to not expect them to honor and keep holy Yahweh’s name as Believers do in accordance the 3rd commandment…

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain” (Exodus 20:3 ESV).

Obeying these commandments in spirit and truth does indeed require the illumination of the Holy Spirit, an illumination unbelievers and secular companies do not have.

But even unbelievers and secular companies have walked in the shadow of the light created by the commandments that pertain directly to their fellow man. I know of no sane individual or civilization or company that has believed that murder is a virtue. That indicates that they possess at the least a glimmer of the light given in the 6th commandment…

“You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13 ESV).

Likewise, they walk in a flicker of the light given in the 8th and 9th commandments…

“You shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15 ESV) and “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16 ESV) respectively.

Thievery and lying are despised by non-Christians and secular companies because they know these activities are wrong.
Even the 7th commandment…

“You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14 ESV)…

has universally been regarded as a virtue worthy of esteem even by unbelievers and secular companies. I know of no unbelievers that think unfaithfulness is a virtue nor have I ever known of a company openly praising adulterous relationships.

So, for Berreth to say…

“Target has never stated or even pretended to have Christian values and morals at the foundation of their decisions as a company” isn’t entirely true. The virtues of not murdering or even harming someone (whether willfully or through negligence), of not stealing from someone, or of not lying to someone are Christian virtues that, while not always obeyed perfectly, are nonetheless virtues that Christians and non-Christians and secular companies are rightly expected to obey or at least strive to conform to.

Therefore, I do not think it is ridiculous to expect those who are in partial darkness as Target is to display the same characteristics as those who have been saved and are enlightened by the Holy Spirit do as far as one’s interaction with one’s fellowman is concerned.

My expectations are for unbelieves and secular companies to live by the light, dim though it may be, that has been available to everyone, saved or unsaved, from the beginning of creation.

My expectations of unbelievers and secular companies are to follow the same moral laws Christians do, at least physically speaking. I expect unbelievers and secular companies to not kill (you shall not murder); I expect unbelievers and secular companies to not lie (you shall not bear false witness); I expect unbelievers and companies to not condone or facilitate sexual immorality (you shall not commit adultery – which includes a variety of sexual sins) (Target’s failing); I expect unbelievers and secular companies to not steal (you shall not steal).

I don’t a have problem being salt and light to Target, but they may not like the application of said salt and light. Early in Jesus’ ministry He sent some of His disciples out as missionaries for a short time. Among His instructions to these men He said…

“As you enter the house (to stay in while in a town), greet it. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town” (Matthew 10:12-15 ESV).

I have entered the house of Target many times and greeted it with my money. I have lived in peace with them because they were worthy of it in the sense they did not actively embrace and facilitate evil that has been known to be evil by Christians and non-Christians alike for thousands of years.

Therefore, I will let my peace return to me and shake off any connection I have with Target.

In other words I will boycott Target and pray they return to the light they have turned from while they still can.


No “Pal” of Mine

One of the most vehement accusations unbelievers throw in the face of Christians is that of hypocrisy. And while hypocrisy is a legitimate charge against some Christians, hypocrisy is not exclusive to them. Unbelievers scream “Love Wins” while spewing profanities and blasphemies and death threats at those who take a stand for traditional marriage; that is, the union between one man and one woman. To be able to engage at this level of hypocrisy with a straight face, to scream “Love Wins” while hatred toward other people is being gleefully rain down upon them, is truly astonishing.

But hypocrisy goes beyond individuals. Companies also engage in hypocrisy. Of course, strictly speaking companies only engage in hypocrisy as an extension of its owners. That means Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, is a hypocrite because PayPal engages in hypocrisy.
As you may or may not know PayPal made the decision to not open a new operating center in North Carolina since NC passed a law restricting public bathroom and locker room assess to persons that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificates. CEO Dan Schulman took the NC legislature and Governor to task for what he believes to be legalized discrimination against homosexuals and transgendered persons.

But Schulman’s beliefs are shallow; they lack substance; and they are hypocritical. He isn’t concerned by the rights of homosexuals or others whose lifestyles are based upon sexual perversion.

That becomes obvious when one discovers PayPay does business in several countries that kill homosexuals for being homosexuals. Saudi Arabia is just one such example.

Schulman’s (and PayPal’s) self-righteousness at judging North Carolina for standing for traditional morality while his company is guilty of blatant hypocrisy is disgusting. No doubt his god, his idol, the All-Mighty-Dollar, is well pleased.

But, as a Christian, the All-Mighty-Dollar isn’t my god. Therefore, I will not worship Schulman’s god nor finance his worship of his god. I had a PayPal account, but I have chosen to close it. When I did a form was provided to get my feedback as to why I was closing the account. You can read my response below.

“I closed my account because of PayPal’s values which were made plain when PayPal flexed their financial muscle in an attempt to beat North Carolina into repealing the law requiring persons to use the bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificate. That’s just common sense and to believe otherwise reveals a severe lack of common sense and an acceptance of indecency.

“CEO Dan Schulman condemned NC values by saying: ‘The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture.’

“What hypocrisy! PayPal isn’t concerned about discrimination; it’s concerned about the All Mighty Dollar. The fact that PayPal does business in countries that kill homosexuals proves that.

“PayPal’s values have as much worth as fool’s gold. But then anyone who believes males should be allowed to use a female restroom and for a female to use a male restroom is a fool.”

If you’re a Christian and you have a Paypal account I strongly urge you to consider closing that account and telling Schulman exactly why.

North Carolina Values

North Carolina has become part of the Eastern Front on the war against those whose values are based upon the Biblical teachings concerning sexuality, values that have been largely embraced by civilizations, Christian or not, for thousands of years. And history has witnessed the decay and death of civilizations that have turned from those values and embraced sexual values such as homosexuality.

The war came to North Carolina when Charlotte passed a non-discrimination ordinance allowing transgendered individuals to use public restrooms in accordance to their perceived sex.

The North Carolina legislature convened an emergency session to address Charlotte’s NDO. The NC Senate and House passed a bill that invalidated Charlotte’s NDO by giving the State the lone authority to create NDOs rather than individual municipalities. The bill stated that persons may only use public restrooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificate unless they have undergone sex-change procedures.

NC Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill into law, essentially an act of war to the LGBT militants and their army which currently consists of the Presidents, CEOs, and high ranking officials in dozens of companies among whom are: Levi Strauss & Co, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Twitter, Coca-Cola, Hyatt Hotels, Citibank, Choice Hotels, Bank of America,,, Hilton, American Airlines, IBM, Starbucks, PayPal, Wells Fargo, Facebook, and on and on.

These companies are flexing their financial muscle in an effort to bully North Carolina to repeal the law. One of these bullies, PayPal, has decided to not open a facility there that would have brought hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the state. Instead PayPal is looking for a state that shares its values. What are PayPal’s values? Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman made that quite clear in his condemnation of North Carolina’s audacity to pass a law requiring males and females to use restrooms that correspond with their biological sex. Schulman said…

“The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture.”

That must mean that PayPal’s core values and principles include the belief that males who self-identify as females have the right to use a bathroom or locker room designated for females and females who self-identify as males have the right to use a bathroom or locker room designated for males.

In fact, every corporation that has declared war against North Carolina’s bill to restrict public restrooms and locker rooms to the sex on one’s birth certificate must share PayPal’s immoral values.

No need to feel sorry for PayPal though. Immoral values rejected in one state find ready homes in other states. Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock along with Montana’s senior Senator Jon Tester co-wrote a letter to PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman inviting him to expand his company to Montana.

Governor Steve Bullock (D) and Senator Jon Tester (D) co-wrote a letter to PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman expressing strong interest in PayPal relocating positions to Montana.
In a joint statement Bullock and Tester said…

“Unlike North Carolina, we believe that an inclusive business environment creates a strong business environment.”

So, Bullock and Tester are in effort saying…

Unlike North Carolina we leaders of Montana believe that a male who thinks he’s a female has the right to use public facilities designated for females regardless of whether those females are grown adults or minor children or whether they feel uncomfortable or fearful in the presence of a biological male while using those facilities. Of course, females would have the right to use public facilities designated for males also. Equal opportunity you know.

It appears Montana’s governor and senior senator have already capitulated to the homosexual militants immoral demands, bowing down to the Money Idol. But that doesn’t surprise me. Tester’s immoral values are have been known for years. He is an ardent supporter of Planned Parenthood, an organization that murders and butchers babies, millions of babies. So twisted and despicable is Tester’s value system that even after a series of videos were released over the last several months from the Center for Medical Progress providing indisputable evidence of Planned Parenthood murdering, then butchering, harvesting the organs of the slaughtered babies, he still supports funding Planned Parenthood. Given that demonic mindset believing males and females should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice is natural. Sin begets sin.

But the attack on North Carolina isn’t limited to corporations that supply all the foods and toys we seem to have an insatiable appetite for or states that are happy to stab their fellow states in the back by groveling at the feet of companies carrying the Money Idol with them.

North Carolina is also being attacked by the giant industries of sports. The NCAA is scheduled to hold men’s basketball tournament games in Greensboro in 2017 and Charlotte in 2018. But that may change in retaliation for NC taking a stand for traditions values. The NCAA released a statement saying…

“Our commitment to the fair treatment of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, has not changed and is at the core of our NCAA values. It is our expectation that all people will be welcomed and treated with respect in cities that host our NCAA championships and events.”

The NCAA’s core values sound a lot like PayPal’s.

The NBA is also threatening North Carolina with economic sanctions.

And the entertainment industry, not to be outdone, has joined the war against North Carolina. Lionsgate Entertainment pulled the production of a new TV series from NC and taken it to Canada.

And the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, canceled an upcoming show slated for Greensboro, North Carolina. So, if you’re looking for him you may find him in the women’s bathroom.
Make no mistake what’s happening in North Carolina is a war, a war of values, a war to determine right from wrong, good from evil. But it’s a war fought mainly on the battlefield of money. That shouldn’t be surprising.

Economics, money, is the weapon of choice for Satan and his demons. That is made clear from Revelation 13.

“And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?

“And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain. If anyone has an ear, let him hear:

“If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain.

“Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.

“Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666” (Revelation 13:1-18 ESV).

(There is much in these verses that I will not touch upon right now. I did a sermon on the Mark of the Beast that can be accessed at for a deeper analysis of this chapter.)

A couple of things to bear in mind. The Beast, Satan’s agent to destroy mankind, is alive and well today in the form of godless governments and godless organizations that war against the saints and all that is holy. The only difference between them and the ultimate Beast is one of geographical scope and consolidation of power. What we are witnessing today by corporations and governments and entertainers is a battle in the war against the saints, Christians. And the main weapon is economics.
Image for a moment living in a society that requires you to pledge allegiance to every demonic, godless lifestyle and desire fallen man can conceive of with the penalty for not doing so being unable to buy and sell anything – food, clothing, or shelter for you or your family.

What will you do when a grocery store refuses to sell you food because you believe marriage is between one man and one woman, because you believe homosexuality is a sin, because you believe unborn babies are human beings and that killing them is murder, because you have North Carolina values? Folks, that’s where we’re heading right now.

Corporations that provide much of what we use every day have already bowed the knee to Satan. They will one day refuse to sell you anything unless you agree with their values. If you choose to deny Christ you will be forbidden to go to school, play sports, own a home, get a driver’s license, and on and on.

So, what do we do? We fight, today. We fight by becoming more biblically literate. We fight by praying for wisdom, discernment, and courage. We fight having resolved that we will not deny our Lord. We fight knowing that the Beast and his values will be overthrown. We fight knowing these corporations, and entertainers, and governments that have bowed the knee to Satan will one day bow before us as we stand alongside the risen Lord.

Georgia’s Bad Deal

                                              Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

The state of Georgia has become the latest victim of the homosexual tsunami as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal bowed low before the idol worshiped by the sexually immoral as he offered his state up in sacrifice.

The Georgia state legislature passed a bill intended to protect clergy from having to perform homosexual marriages and religious organizations from hosting homosexual events and hiring people who do not share their religious beliefs.

Note that the ordinary Christians of Georgia were not protected by this bill. The state must believe homosexuals and their minions pressuring ordinary Georgian Christians into compromising their faith through bankrupting fines and/or jail time is totally acceptable.

But even having protection in place for clergy or organizations that are primarily Christian based will not be tolerated by the sexually perverse. In response to Deal’s possible signing of the bill into law they launched a warning shot across his desk.
Coca-Cola, Home Depot (which is headquartered in Atlanta), and other well-known companies, along with the NFL and Hollywood celebrities and film studios urged Deal to veto the bill. Some threatened to boycott the state if Deal didn’t veto it.

The pressure quickly revealed Deal’s true character. At best he’s proven he’s a coward having sold Georgia’s soul to the devil; at worse he’s a fool who really believes the moral cancer in his state that this legislation has revealed is benign.

Of course, Deal doesn’t take kindly to being taken to task for his cowardness and foolishness. He heatedly said that threats and questions about “my convictions and my character” from some in the religious community were misguided.

Really? Someone’s misguided alright, but it’s not the religious community. His convictions are about as solid as Jell-O and his character is for sale to the highest bidder.

Then he hypocritically said, “I do not respond very well to insults or to threats”. Again, really? I believe Coca-Cola, Home Depot, the NFL, Hollywood celebrities and film studios believe he responds very well to threats. They got exactly what they wanted with their insults and threats.

He went on to say, “The people of Georgia deserve a leader who will make sound judgments based on solid reasons that are not inflamed by emotion.”

I totally agree so I have one question for Governor Nathan Deal: “When are you stepping down as governor so a leader who will make sound judgments based on solid reasons that are not inflamed by emotions can occupy the governor’s mansion?”

When Jesus was arrested and crucified the Apostles retreated to a locked room, fearful and scared of the authorities, both religious and secular. But after the resurrection of Jesus these fearful and scared men opened the door of that locked room and went on the offense teaching and preaching the Truth as taught to them by Jesus. For doing so a couple of them, Peter and John, were hauled before their religious Supreme Court – the Sanhedrin – and threatened them by telling them to stop speaking and living their faith or face the consequences for doing so. This was no idle threat. The Sanhedrin that threatened Peter and John was the same court that had Jesus crucified.

In response Peter and John told this Court, taking their lives into their hands…
“Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:19-20 ESV).

Governor Deal, I put you and every other authority, whether religious or civil, whether state or federal, on notice. I will not deny my Lord by bowing down before this idol of sexual perversion by denying my faith even if it costs me every penny I have and my freedom.
Governor Deal are a disgrace to the state of Georgia. Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver; we now know your price for betrayal.

Homosexuality is a sin. Period. To participate in advancing or celebrating it would be a sin. For you or any other authority to attempt to force me to do so will be met with the same words Peter and John spoke to those who threatened them…

“Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:19-20 ESV).

Allstate All Wrong

“Reason is one of the first causalities someone or some nation experiences when under God’s judgment.”

Pathetic, absolutely pathetic! Another example of how our culture is not only embracing sin on a national level, but using the power and prestige of companies that once epitomized wholesomeness to applaud those who openly and proudly practice sexual perversion thereby desensitizing the ability of some to recognize the difference between right and wrong and good and evil. Where there use to be shame there is now pride.

Make no mistake. Our nation is under God’s judgment. We have begun to reap the consequences of that judgment in the form of a President who is doing everything in his power, and even beyond his power, to transform our government into his personal kingdom. And as his time as President comes closer to ending his flagrant disregard for the Constitution will grow exponentially. He has begun the year by attacking the 2nd Amendment by Executive Order and by pulling on the heartstrings of those foolish enough to believe his motive is pure by weeping. When I saw that hypocrisy I wanted to throw up. Ironically, the longer Obama is in office the more needed the right for Americans to keep and bear arms becomes.

We now have a national debt that will bring this nation to its knees and allow our enemies to, at the very least, influence our leaders to make decisions that will be more and more favorable to our rising masters and less and less favorable to the welfare of the American people.

God’s judgment is also seen by Obama and his cronies first feminizing, then homosexualizing the military. Women, while certainly suited for some military roles, were never meant to be combatants in war. And the open inclusion of practicing homosexuals in the military is simply further evidence of a nation’s rebellion against God.

In the last year America dramatically demonstrated that her leaders are morally corrupt on a scale never before so publicly seen. Planned Parenthood (Murder, Inc) was exposed as not only the killers they are, but the barbarians they are. A series of graphic videos gave incontrovertible evidence that Planned Parenthood planned the murder of unborn boys and girls with the intent of butchering them in a way that would guarantee the greatest chance of harvesting their organs to sell to unscrupulous companies under the guise of using them to alleviate some of man’s medical afflictions. That is stunning hypocrisy.With the evidence of Planned Parenthood’s barbarism literally a click away any rational person would have expected our leaders to defund Planned Parenthood. This Evil Empire receives over $500 million dollars every year from your federal tax dollars. And our leaders had the opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood, but refused. This proves the majority of our leaders aren’t rational and further proves America is under God’s judgment. Reason is one of the first causalities someone or some nation experiences when under God’s judgment.

Further, our money testifies against us. With every piece of money we use to purchase whatever we want or need we proclaim: “In God We Trust”. But in today’s America that is a lie. Our nation doesn’t rely upon God. She relies upon man’s power and technology, both of which will be consigned a place in the fires of hell.

Polls show that as the Presidential election draws closer the main concerns Americans have are with terrorism and the economy; social issues such as abortion and homosexuality barely register on the charts. This is very telling. While terrorism and the economy are extremely important issues to deal with they pale in comparison to the moral issues. That’s because the rise of terrorism and an economy on the brink of catastrophic collapse are the result of a nation that has not only turned its back of God, but slapped Him in the face. And as long as sin is ignored or worse, embraced, applauded, and legalized by America the problems of terrorism and the economy will never be overcome.

History has shown that God will use nations more evil than themselves to punish them with devastating consequences. The ancient nations of Israel and Judah, God’s Chosen Nations, give vivid evidence of this to any who wish to prove it for themselves.

It is entirely possible that God, if America does not repent and turn back to Him, will use ISIS or another terrorist group to inflict upon us a blow that will be much greater than 9/11. And we will have no one to blame but ourselves. After all it was the American public that elected Obama to the Presidency, not once, but twice. And that is the greatest evidence America is under God’s judgment.