MassResistance reports that in Tuesday’s elections in Massachusetts, liberal GOP Governor Charlie Baker and his political team are conducting an unprecedented large-scale, state-wide campaign to purge all social conservatives from having any significant voice in the State Party:
"...all the targeted people are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. Baker is pro-choice and pro-“gay” marriage. He strongly believes that is the future of the Republican Party, and has surrounded himself with like-minded people. He finds the presence and activity of conservatives embarrassing and counter-productive to the Party’s direction. Social conservatives are fine as activists, but they must be removed from the Party’s decision-making and policy positions." (In “Super Tuesday” elections: Mass. Governor & GOP establishment purging party of pro-family conservatives. The “Republican establishment” at work, MassResistance)
Pro-choice (pro-death), pro-gay (pro-sodomy, lesbianism, pederasty, transgender) Republicans like Baker are of a mind with deep-pocket godless Republican donors and equally godless progressives like Obama, Hillary and their funders. According to Ted Cruz, this is why billionaires who write the giant checks that fund President Obama and Hillary Clinton and the Democrats don't despise the radical gay rights movement or the radical environmentalist movement or all of the people that knock on doors and get Democrats elected because they are of one mind. On the other hand, because much of the Republican base is faithful Christian conservatives whose worldview is in direct opposition to the godless worldview espoused by Republican donors, they are actively despised:
"I can tell you when you sit down and talk with a New York billionaire Republican donor — and I have talked with quite a few New York billionaire Republican donors, California Republican donors, their questions start out as follows," Cruz said. "First of all, you've got to come out for gay marriage, you need to be pro-choice, and you need to support amnesty. That's where the Republican donors are. You wonder why Republicans won't fight on any of these issues? Because the people writing the checks agree with the Democrats." (Ted Cruz: Republican Donors Actively Despise Our Base," Daniel Strauss, Politico, 9/29/15)
Here's how retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North describes contemporary America, where according to our godless U.S. government North is an extremist because:
"I am a Christian and meet regularly with other Christians to study Gods word. My faith convinces me the prophecies in the Holy Bible are true. I believe in the sanctity of life, oppose abortion and want to preserve marriage as the union of a man and woman. I am a veteran with skills and knowledge from military training and combat. I own several firearms, frequently shoot them, buy ammunition and consider efforts to infringe on my Second Amendment rights to be wrong and unconstitutional. I frequently support the sovereignty of the United States, am deeply concerned about our economy, increasingly higher taxes, illegal immigration, soaring unemployment and actions by our government that will bury my children beneath a mountain of debt. Apparently, all this makes me a 'right-wing extremist.' At least that's what it says in the April 7, 2009 'assessment' issued by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security." (ibid, pp. 14-15)
Liberal Republicans and their deep-pocket donors have allowed enmity for the cross of Christ to grow in their hearts, thus they are ashamed of and have contempt for faithful Christian conservatives because like their evolutionary progressive counterparts, they are modern heirs of the satanic rebellion against our Lord that has its roots primarily in Renaissance times. This makes political designations such as Liberal, Progressive, and Socialist merely labels affixed upon the breasts of such people, all of them given over by God into spiritual bondage (hence the worldview of fallen angels) and depraved minds. In this light it can be seen why such people view faithful orthodox Christian conservatives as extremists, domestic terrorists, and backward anti-science and evolution idiots.
The English theologian GH Pember (1837-1910) wrote extensively on the rebellion against the Triune God during his lifetime in books such as "The Antichrist Babylon and the Coming Kingdom" (1888) and "Earth's Earliest Ages," (1889) a classic work in which Pember defends the Revealed Word of God against an onslaught of science-worship, evolution, and rationalism and examines their underpinnings in the worldview of fallen angels, primarily spiritualism, Luciferian Theosophy, and mystical Buddhist thought. Pember's purpose is to show that the role demonic forces played in the pre-flood world led to its destruction under God's judgment, thus with the return of demonic forces in connection with modern man's rebellion the "Days of Noah were reappearing in Christendom, and therefore...the Days of the Son of Man could not be far distant."
In "The Antichrist Kingdom," Pember notes that communication with demons (Spiritism) is now common throughout Christendom and Russia. In France it is the national pastime. Moreover, the apostles of the powers of darkness are everywhere proclaiming their scientific and evolutionary theories demonstrating that the world created itself and had no need of a Creator while the miseries which have resulted from sin,
"...are blasphemously charged upon the Almighty, Who so loved the world as to give His son for it (but is now) impiously forbidden to curb and discipline the rebels who owe their existence to the breath of His mouth. And when we see such men as John Stuart Mill (and) John Morley, the late Chief Secretary for Ireland...guiding their fellows to defiant insubordination, we can scarcely wonder that Bradlaugh...said, 'This world might have been happy, had not the shadow of God fallen upon it." (pp. 25-36, 60)
Since the Renaissance, Christendom's apostatizing religious, cultural, and political leaders have been orchestrating the West's apostasy into paganism. With respect to the USA, former Protestant America is rapidly transitioning from post-Christian to actively hostile toward its' founding religion. America's apostasy, subjectivism, idolatry, occultisms, pan sexuality, rampant abortion, drug use, sodomy, homosexual marriage, and other evils have much in common with the days of Noah, post-flood Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah and Egypt.
The Wrath of God on a Godless Nation
Following the 2015 Obergefell v. Wade decision, Dr. Peter Jones said the Supreme Court's ruling represents a historic mile marker for the United States in its apostasy. In "The Body Politic is Queer," Jones argued that the Declaration of Independence declares that unalienable rights and laws endowed by our Creator have been rendered meaningless by the Supreme Court’s fake redefining of marriage. With this ruling, the USA is clearly a godless nation controlled and shaped by the godless. (truthxchange, Jun 26, 2015)
In a 2007 sermon entitled “A Nation Abandoned by God,” the highly respected pastor John MacArthur said, “I’m convinced beyond doubt that God has abandoned America,” meaning the Lord has removed America’s hedge of protection. After the Obergefell v. Wade decision MacArthur said this exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us who already know that the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe (2 Cor. 4:4). June 26th, 2015 stands as a significant milestone in the American demonstration of this ancient reality and it is Romans 1 that clearly identifies the evidence for the wrath of God on a godless nation:
"….sexual immorality followed by homosexual immorality culminating in a reprobate mind. This most recent step reminds us that God’s wrath has come in full. We now see reprobate minds at every level of leadership – in the Supreme Court, the presidency, cabinet, legislature, press and culture." (An Open Letter to TMS Alumni, John MacArthur, June 27, 2015)
In his book, "The Unseen Realm," Dr. Michael Heiser writes that Deuteronomy 32:8-9 is the Old Testament equivalent of Romans 1:18-25, a passage wherein the Lord gave men over to their rebellion (Psalm 50:16-22) and into spiritual bondage (Acts 7:42; Matthew 12:43). Thus the Old Testament passage describes how Yahweh's judgment upon Babel resulted not just in the dispersal of the nations but in the disinheriting or abandoning of those nations by God and in His giving them over in spiritual bondage to evil spirits.
"But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him." 1 Samuel 16:14
William Hendrickson concurs. Having rebelled against Yahweh and lost his position in heaven (Luke 10:18) the prince of darkness receives power to open the abyss (hell before the final judgment; Rev. 20:1, 3) and let the demons out. As soon as the abyss is opened it belch’s forth the smoke of deceptions, delusion, sin, sorrow, moral darkness, and degradation:
“…by God’s permissive decree (the devil) is not prevented from carrying out his wicked designs in the hearts the children of men, a wickedness for which he—not God---is responsible….God uses even the work of the devil as a punishment and as a warning for the wicked, a warning in order that they may repent.” (More than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation, p. 120)
Dr. Kurt Koch (1913-1987), a highly respected German Protestant minister who pastored, counseled and delivered more than twenty thousand people suffering from spiritual subjection in its various forms and manifestations throughout the world, speaks of occult or demonic bondage rather than spiritual bondage and says the first things to become subject to demonic influence are a person’s thoughts and feelings:
“This often results in a complete attitude of indifference to any spiritual influence, and to an open rejection of any belief in God. The Word of God loses its power to speak, and God’s promises become meaningless. The person finds he can only entertain evil thoughts in his mind and ideas which are opposed to God. He is gripped with a passion for lying and impure thoughts. Indeed, the desire to lie so fills him that he does so unconsciously. In spite of feeling no remorse for his sins, he will be plagued with a continuous feeling of restlessness, with a lack of peace, and depressive moods.” (Occult Bondage, p. 140)
MacArthur puts it this way: The reasoning faculty has been corrupted by the corrupt influences around it. And when that happens, the entire sense of morality is warped and the conscience, being ill-informed, doesn't function. So then we see unconscionable behavior and people laughing at aberrations on television and elsewhere rather than falling on their faces and weeping because they have been given over to a depraved mind. They're filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, envy, murder, deceit, malice, slander and hatred of God.
In the following examples, Dr. Koch elaborates on conditions of thought and emotions denoting the demonic subjection that with every day becomes increasingly descriptive of liberal theologians, liberal Republican elitists and their donors, their progressive counterparts, and segments of American culture. By these signs you will discern the hand of God’s judgment:
1.Warped, distorted character resulting in malignant narcissism, hard egoism, uncongenial dark nature: "...narcissistic personality traits have become so pervasive in American culture that they threaten to transform us into a nation of egomaniacs, research psychologists Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell say in their new book The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement." (Narcissism Epidemic: Why There Are So Many Narcissists Now, Lindsay Lyon, US News and World Report, Apr. 2009)
2. Extreme passions resulting in violent temper, fits of rage, belligerence, addiction, meanness and abnormal sexuality such as homosexuality, sodomy, pederasty, sadomasochism, and lesbianism, the crimes against nature said Augustine,
"(which are the) crimes of the men of Sodom (and if) all nations in the world committed them they would all stand guilty of the same crime against the Law of God, which did not design men so that they should use each other this way." (Confessions of St. Augustine, p. 49)
3. Compulsive thoughts of suicide and murder; persecution complexes; paranoia, psychosis
4. Demonic possession signified by moral imbecility, narcissism, delusion; destructive, murderous urges; fits of mania, tendency to violence, hearing voices, conscious atheism, simulated piety, blasphemous thoughts, words and acts and bigoted, intolerant attitude against Christ, God, crosses, prayer, Ten Commandments monuments, faithful Christians and faithful Jews. (Occult ABC, Koch, pp. 266-282)
Moral imbecility means sense suddenly seems like nonsense; nothing is ever right; everything is upside-down, inside-out. For example, in "Your Soul for--A Pronoun?" Dr. Peter Jones, Executive Director of truthxchange reports the following:
a. In Toronto, a 6'2", 46-year-old father has convinced himself that he is a 6-year-old girl, with the blessing of the Metropolitan Christian Church
b. At a 2016 United Methodist forum for their VBS programs, the Reconciling Ministries Network demanded workers to "drop the gender binary" by avoiding such offensive language as "boys and girls"
c. In the UK the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England for school-children between 13 and 18 asked students to complete a questionnaire choosing from 22 "gender types," included "gender non-conforming," "tri-gender" and "gender fluid."
In clinical terms, psychopathy describes people suffering from one or more of the preceding spiritual conditions. In "Leftism as Psychopathy," John Ray, M.A., Ph.D., argues that moral imbecility is a primary characteristic of psychopathy before briefly outlining some of its other defining features:
"(the psychopath) is unmoved by brutality (except to enjoy perpetrating it); he has no moral or ethical anchors or standards; he is deeply (but discreetly) in love with himself so secretly despises others and thinks they are fit only to be dominated and exploited by him and those like him; he is a great manipulator who loves getting others to do his bidding by deception or otherwise; he is the master of the lie and the false pretense but sees no reason to be consistent from occasion to occasion; he will say anything to gain momentary praise or admiration; his only really strongly felt emotions seem to be hate and contempt and he is particularly enraged by those who have what he wants and will be totally unscrupulous in trying to seize what others have for himself. But above all, the psychopath does not seem to be able to tell right from wrong and, as a result, does sometimes commit or connive at murders and other heinous crimes with what seems to be a clear conscience."
Ray identifies Stalin, Lenin, leftist intellectuals situated throughout academia, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Obama, among others, as psychopaths.
John MacArthur summarizes psychopathy thusly: “…they are without reason, without conscience. This is what it means when God abandons a society.”
In this brief overview we have seen certain signs of the Lord’s judgment as well as what happens within a godless society when the Lord turns the rebellious over to spiritual bondage and depraved minds. The depraved, whether liberal theologians, Hollywood liberals, or liberal Republicans and their deep-pocket donors think they're scientifically enlightened; that they're brilliant forward-thinkers while faithful orthodox Christians are stupid, backwards prescientific fundamentalists. But it is the godless who are imbeciles. Their minds are depraved, consciences are evil, and wills turned to wickedness. They compulsively lie and invent bizarre religions, ideologies, boogiemen such as extraterrestrials, and worship the animated god-force called evolution, the principle miracle-producing power of the cosmos. Whether by way of abiogenesis or by accidental or directed panspermia, imbeciles believe they are evolution's conscious products and can now achieve ever-higher levels of consciousness by directing their own evolution. They also like to talk about being spiritual as though it’s entirely reasonable for imbeciles to invent and worship their own spirituality when in reality this is man all the way at the bottom. It's enmity against and rejection of the cross of Christ. And as they fall ever deeper into darkness, they not only fall further away from repentance, but they actually glory in their shame. Of this Paul says,
"Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." (Rom. 1:32).
If this weren't bad enough, as their hostility to the cross of Christ deepens they glorify their rejection as something of which to be proud and use it as justification for not only purging conservative Christians but allowing them to be persecuted and financially ruined by 'gays':
"Their glory in their shame is a twisted and deformed version of tolerance; anyone who does not join in their celebration is guilty of one of the few sins left in their worldview: intolerance. Traditional biblical morality now becomes a form of hate, of intolerant bigotry." (What Does it Mean to be an Enemy of the Cross? Msgr. Pope, Archdiocese of Washington, 2/22/16)
They are antichrists--the enemies of Christ---given over by God into spiritual bondage whose end is destruction:
"For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things" (Phil 3:18-19).
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