The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #5076

Religion, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Part 9

Do you consider yourself a Christian?

Do you know exactly what you believe and why you believe it? It is a good starting point on the road to recovery from the idolatry of the traditions of men IF you can honestly determine the answers. It is really amazing when you inquire of people's beliefs to discover the different concepts they harbor in their minds. For instance, some people believe angels have wings and can fly? Can they document that from God's Word? No, they have just seen a lot of artists' concepts. Some people even think that heaven consists of floating around on clouds while playing harps? Some people actually believe Eve ate an apple even though the word apple is not in the book of Genesis. Some people even think that they won't be here during the reign of Satan. Where did they get that silly unscriptural idea? Some preacher probably, who keeps promising his congregation a quick way out of the events of Revelation which he cannot explain because he himself is Biblically illiterate.  And obviously the people who listen to him haven't read 2 Thes. chapter 2 which clearly explains that Christians will NOT gather back to Jesus Christ until the son of perdition, Satan who comes posing as the Messiah, i.e. the spurious christ, sits in the temple and claims to be God, i.e. Jesus. Do you think Jesus was lying when He said that in the last days that the majority would be deceived by ministers representing Him (Mk. 13 & Mat. 24)?

Their pulpits are infested with the "many who would come in the last days" in the name of Christ and deceive the multitudes Did you catch back in Ezekiel 9:6 where the Lord said the slaughter was to begin?

Ezekiel 9:6 .... and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

They were to begin at His sanctuary. Woe to the preachers, teachers, pastors, those who wish to be called reverends, holy fathers, and sanctimonious windbags. Jesus Himself warned us, in this final generation, to be careful and take heed.

Matthew 24:4-5: "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. [5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."

Do you think He was just kidding? Jesus said there would MANY of them, i.e. many Christian Ministers, who will mislead MANY!  Paul said the same thing regarding Satan's ministers appearing as the good guys in 2 Cor.:

2 Cor. 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

The word "transformed" means "to disguise" or to "appear as".

[14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Jesus Christ is the Light (Jn. 1:9) and Satan will "appear as" that Light, i.e. as the Messiah.

[15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Satan's ministers "appear as" Christian ministers, ministers of righteousness.

Let's repeat the first question: Do you consider yourself a Christian? Then the following questions from the Lord GOD are for you. You will have to answer to Him, not me!

In chapter 20 of Ezekiel we learn that God is going to want to know if the high places, the churches of our nation, are polluted after the manner of our fathers.

Ezekiel 20:30  Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?

Consider the following questions before you answer your Father:

1.) Do you basically believe the same thing that your parents believe or believed?

2.) If so, do you know if are you keeping God's Word or following the traditions of men?

Hello! Do you fully understand what the Lord GOD is asking? The only way you can know the answer to the second question is to check out what you believe with what the Word of God says. He wants to know whether or not you have done so! Are you polluted or not? Do you know?  These are not opinion questions, by the way. Furthermore, the questions aren't about whether or not your parents are good people or sincere or loving. Of course people don't believe they are wrong and parents don't naturally try to deceive their children. But generation after generation has followed the majority in going to church and in believing the traditions handed down. Some people think the Bible says there were three wise men at the manger. The Bible does not say how many wise men there were but it does say they entered the house of Joseph and Mary in Nazareth. You see, the wise men were never at the manger.
Have you EVER checked any of this stuff out? If not, do you really expect God to answer your prayers and let you "enquire" of Him when you believe a bunch of "Bull" and wallow in the pews where the bulls graze and recycle their cud. These elders who came from Israel did! That is the whole point of this 20th chapter of Ezekiel. God told Ezekiel to tell them THEY STINK! Knowing that, the rest of this chapter really doesn't require much commentary.
Ezekiel 20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
If you are supporting a church with your gifts and offerings, then you are supporting what that church teaches to others. Is it "Bull" or not? You BETTER FIND OUT! Did you know that only two of the seven churches in Revelation chapters two and three were found to be OK by Jesus Christ? The rest have Big Problems.

Ezekiel 20:32 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone. Ezekiel 22:23 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, [24] Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.

Those who claim to be, who should be, the "tillers of the ground" have not prepared the "field" nor caused the fruitful rain of God's Word to fall.  Instead THERE IS A CONSPIRACY among the Prophets, those who "claim" to represent Him.

[25] There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.

Hey, there's your roaring lions. And lo and behold, they are prophets (supposedly so), men of God. Imagine that! They have devoured "souls" (nephesh). And they have ripped everyone off!

Conspiracy = qesher, keh'-sher, Hebrew 7195; from Hebrew 7194 (qashar); an (unlawful) alliance :- confederacy, conspiracy, treason.
It comes from "qashar", #7194, which means to "Bind".
Bind = qashar, kaw-shar', Hebrew 7194; a primitive root; to tie, physical (gird, confine, compact) or mentally (in love, league) :- bind (up), (make a) conspire (-acy, -ator), join together, knit, stronger, work [treason].
Would religious men of God conspire to bind people and devour their "SOULS", "nephesh" in Hebrew? Would they take treasure and money and precious things? If you haven't read the letter that the translators of the 1611 King James Bible wrote to the English Reader, then you might not suspect church systems to be conspirators. So here's a little excerpt from that letter:

Note: This letter is no longer printed in the front of each "King James Bible"!  I wonder why!

From The Translator's To The Reader
Now the Church of Rome would seem at the length to bare a motherly affection towards her children, and to allow them the Scriptures in their mother tongue: but indeed it is a gift, not deserving to be called a gift, an unprofitable gift: they must first get a License in writing before they may use them and to get that, they must approve themselves to their Confessor that is to be such as are, if not frozen in the dregs, yet soured with the leaven of their superstition. Howbeit, it seemed too much to Clement the 8. that there should be any License granted to have them in the vulgar tongue, and therefore he overruled and frustrated the grant of Pius the fourth. So much are they afraid of the light of the Scripture, (Lucifugx Scripturarum, as Tertullian speaketh) that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set forth by their own sworn men, no not with the License of their own Bishops and Inquisitors. Yes so unwilling they are to communicate the Scriptures to the peoples understanding in any sort, that they are not ashamed to confess, that we forced them to translate it into English against their wills. This seems to argue a bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both. Sure we are, that it is not he that had good gold, that is afraid to bring it to the touch-stone, but he that had the counterfeit; neither is it the true man that shunned the light, but the malefactor, lest his deeds should be reproved: neither is it the plain dealing Merchant that is unwilling to have the weights, or the meter-yard brought in place, but he that uses deceit, But we will let them alone for this fault, and return to translation.
If you think things have changed in this final generation then you are deceived indeed. It has GOTTEN WORSE! The deception and the lies and the CONSPIRACY has encompassed almost the entirety of Christianity. Did not Jesus Christ foretell that it would be so? Did He not say that many would come in His name and deceive MANY, the multitudes? How? By not teaching His Word and instead teaching the precepts of men! And so our people are starved of the true Word of God and it has become the famine of this final generation, just as Christ foretold of. Amos spells it out in detail:

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

There's the famine Christ spoke of!

[12] And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

They shall wander from sea to shining sea and find but crumbs and containers of spiritual garbage. Yes, the Biblical foretellers of what is going to happen (prophets) have CONSPIRED and convinced the majority of Christians that they are going to be "Raptured" and not have to face the king of Babylon! It's a LIE! Remember chapter 13 of Ezekiel? God hates those who teach His children to "fly" to save their souls!

Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

The preachers and ministers have violated His law indeed! Many even say it was done away with! And they not only don't know the difference between clean and unclean physical food, but in the spiritual sense (of the famine) they certainly don't know the difference between "truth" (clean food) and "traditions of men" (very unclean food). So they even profane the Highest day of Christianity, the Passover, with Ishtar and her sex symbols of "quick like a bunny" bunnies and fertility symbols like Ishtar's eggs. Not only is Easter not to be found in the New Testament, it is an unsanctified, profane pollution of His Sabbath.  Go priests go! Next!

[27] Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

Good grief Charlie Brown! We've got conspiracy and perversion everywhere. Even the governors are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy "souls" (nephesh) and to GET DISHONEST GAIN! Yes, that about describes our leaders and politicians, doesn't it?

[28] And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.

The churches should have been and should be educating our people in the Word of God and His laws that He laid out for our freedom and from which our Constitution was taken. But no! They have "whitewashed" Christianity and reduced it to ceremony, to mere praise and worship and do-gooder deeds, and they have LEFT OUT the Word of God. And so we have allowed many non-Christians, even anti-Christians, to come and rule over us! Shame on us!

"The iniquity of the house of Israel (read Christian Church) and Judah is "religious adultery"!" [Was in 586BC, still is 2007AD]

Since judgment begins at the house of God, let's look at the house of God and see what's going on. God doesn't want His children to be like the heathen and believe "Bull", so... let's Measure the Temple - click onto #7005

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